THE JOHNSTOWN ESTATE
From the moment we stepped through the door of The Johnstown Estate we knew this was the perfect location for our wedding ceremony and reception, the interior design of the newly refurbished Johnstown Estate is absolutely stunning. The well-manicured gardens also offered a splendid setting for a summer wedding with grounds providing so many photo locations and we were so lucky to enjoy beautiful weather on the day. The moment you step through the door of the hotel the décor is splendid with the beautiful atrium reception area and the newly refurbished ballroom it offered the perfect ambience and setting for our wedding. The bridal suite won us over too and is probably one of the most magnificent bedrooms in the country. The hotels owners, general manager, sales & marketing team and the staff we met on our first visit were all so hospitable that they won us over instantly with their desire for us to choose their venue”.
With the two cultural backgrounds coming together, Shreya and her parents were all born in India, we wanted a fusion of both reflected in the food for all our guests. The Johnstown Estate head chef was so open to facilitating our food choices as a number of our guests had travelled from abroad and we felt it was very important to really make them feel welcome by providing food options that were familiar too but also offering a mix of traditional Irish dining choices for those who wanted to experience something a bit different.
STUART & SHREYA | AUGUST 2019
We were a bit emotional leaving the hotel this afternoon as we had such a fabulous time. From Friday at 12pm when we met up with you to the time we left today was the best time of our lives. I have said it to you before but Tamara you put clients before yourself & for the big things you did for us to the small details it was so professional & outstanding. You make Lorraine & myself feel like we were royalty for the day & no one or anything could stand in our way. Our guests rang us yesterday to thank us for a great day. They said they were never at a wedding like it before. That was so intimate & emotional from start to finish. From all the staff to the food to everyone who works in the hotel were outstanding & so professional. And Tamara that is down to you & your dedication to your job. From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you but that word does not seem fitting enough for what you have done for us.
LORAINNE & LORAINNE | OCTOBER 2019
We celebrated our wedding in Johnstown Estate in July 2019. The hotel is so beautiful, Tamara/Jason are very friendly and we found the atmosphere welcoming and relaxed. In the run up to the wedding any queries or questions were answered immediately. We were so impressed with all of the staff on the day. Our day ran so smoothly.. We were able to relax and enjoy the day with our guests. The hotel looked absolutely beautiful, our guests are still complimenting the food. I am a massive foodie and it is honestly the best food I have had at a wedding. We are so happy we picked Johnstown Estate for our wedding and would highly recommend it! Thank you to Tamara and Jason and all the staff!!
FIONA & SHANE | JULY 2019
Hi Tamara, We just wanted to reiterate our thanks to you and all involved at Johnstown. We had the most amazing day on Saturday and everything went so smoothly. All the guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, how amazing the food was and how lovely the staff were. We really couldn't have been happier with our reception and we are so delighted we chose Johnstown. Again it was just perfect from first contact to the day itself and all the little touches in between, all the staff were so pleasant and professional, the atmosphere so relaxed and pleasant and the food was probably the best we've had.
DAVID & GRACE | SEPTEMBER 2019
Hi Tamara, Thank you so much for looking after us so well on Friday. You made the day perfect it would not have been possible without you. The guests had nothing but high praise for all the staff. They commented on how professional and courteous they all were as well as being very friendly and at ease. All of which added to the lovely relaxed atmosphere that we wanted. There was great compliments for the food too! All weekend we heard nothing but amazing feedback about it all. From the reception food to the dinner and Saturday evening finger food. It was all amazing. Thank you again for bringing this all together for us and all of your help and support throughout. I cannot express how grateful we are. Thank you so so so much.
MAEVE & COLM | SEPTEMBER 2019
Hi Tamara, We cannot thank you and your team enough for the most fabulous experience we had with you on our wedding day. You were so professional and helpful on the lead up to our big day, we really appreciate it. Our Dads were telling us how much you accommodated them with the speeches! The staff in the hotel were also so obliging for the whole weekend and could not have done enough for us. We received many compliments about the hotel and staff and wanted to reiterate to you how thankful we are for making it such a fantastic experience for us. We would highly recommend Johnstown Estate to anyone and have done so already.
YVONNE & BARRY | MAY 2019
We celebrated our wedding in Johnstown Estate in April 2019. We initially booked our wedding there as the hotel is so beautiful, Tamara is very friendly and we found the atmosphere welcoming and relaxed. In the run up to the wedding any queries or questions were answered immediately. We were so impressed with all of the staff in Johnstown on the day. Our day ran so smoothly. We were able to relax and enjoy the day with our guests. The hotel looked absolutely beautiful, our guests are still complimenting the food. We are so happy we picked Johnstown Estate for our wedding! Thank you to Tamara and her team!
JENNY & PADRAIC | APRIL 2019
We loved every bit of planning our wedding with Tamara at Johnstown Estate. She kept in contact throughout. The day of our wedding cannot be faulted. We were late arriving to hotel because of traffic but Tamara was calm and everything went off without a problem. We highly recommend The Johnstown Estate.
AMANDA & GERARD | MARCH 2019
Hi Tamara, Now everything has settled down, we just wanted to send you an email to thank you and all the staff at The Johnstown Estate for everything you all did to make our wedding run smoothly on Thursday 14th February. You personally, are so professional yet so friendly, personal and so much fun. Nothing was ever too much trouble and you put us at ease through the whole process. You are absolutely amazing at your job and The Johnstown Estate are very lucky to have you.
The reception staff made all our guests so welcome from the moment they stepped foot into the hotel, and were so accommodating. Laura and I had a long chat on Friday morning and she is a true diamond. The bar staff (who were very busy) were amazing and joking with all the guests, even when under pressure. Everybody commented on how lovely the food was throughout their stay, especially the wedding breakfast. So thank you to the chef and waiting staff. Finally Jason was amazing also, again nothing was too much on the Thursday and Friday night.
You all made Hugh and I feel so special and important, it was the most amazing two days of our lives that we will never forget and we will never forget what an important part you and your staff played in that. We will be adding a review on trip advisor about the whole experience and can not recommend The Johnstown Estate highly enough.
Tamara thank you once again.
KEVIN & HUGH | FEBRUARY 2019
Hi Tamara, Thank you so much for making our day on Saturday truly special. We had the best day ever and the venue just looked incredible. You were brilliant and really made us feel less stressed throughout the entire day. Nothing was a problem and we cannot thank you enough. The whole staff at Johnstown were fantastic and we could not have had a better day. We are so happy to have gone with a Christmas wedding in the end.
AOIFE & IAN | DECEMBER 2018
Hi Tamara, Just wanted to message you to say thank you so much for all your help with our big day. Everything turned out amazing, the way you ran the day was perfect could not fault one thing, food was delicious everyone commented on how fab it was.
LORRAINE & BRENDAN | JULY 2018
Hi Tamara, I would like to extend a massive thank you, to you and your staff for taking such good care of us during our wedding day. We had a brilliant day and much of that was due to the efficiency and professionalism of the team. We were genuinely delighted with every part of our reception and cannot thank you enough for your months of hard work, patients and diligence which was the key to making our wedding day so enjoyable.
DAVID & MARION | JULY 2018
Hi Tamara, I just wanted to send you a mail to say a HUGE THANK YOU!!! We had such an amazing day, it couldn't have went any better for us. The service we received on the day was just fantastic. You deserve most of the credit for our day going so well, you were amazing from start to finish and are truly talented at what you do.
EADAOIN & ANDREW | AUGUST 2018
Hi Tamara, Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you so very much for all of your help in the build up and during Friday 7th, Our day was absolutely perfect we couldn't have asked for any more so thank you so so much, The food was fantastic, and our guests enjoyed every second!!! We hope to call in again soon, but until then thank you so so much.
TARA & COLM | JUNE 2018
Hi Tamara, I don't even know where to start, James and I just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping make our day so perfect. You were amazing and did a fantastic job I can't thank you enough.
Everyone has not stopped talking about how amazing the venue is, the food was gorgeous and your staff were unbelievable they couldn't do enough for us. I have guests talking about going back down to stay and Jay and I will definitely be back down. Well done to you and your team for a fantastic job.
Thanks so much.
LINDSEY & JAMES SHORTALL | JUNE 2018
Hi Tamara, I am way overdue to thank you and your team for our amazing wedding!!! Thank you so much. Johnstown definitely know how to put on a good show! We loved every minute from start to finish. Special thanks to Anton for his work that evening and to Jason for the second night. It worked out even better than we had planned. We also loved the music on night two!
Thanks for helping my brother out with my dad's lost speech. Thanks to Trish (I think?) who was really helpful and kind to my brother with his little girl who was sick the next day. Thank you Tamara for all of your hard work. You were a pleasure to deal with and you thought of everything. We just loved it all and didn't want it to be over. Thanks also for the afternoon tea voucher.
So many of our guests have complimented the hotel on the rooms and the food so I think you will definitely have some return visitors. Richard (the videographer) got some amazing footage especially as it was such a nice day so the wedding is going to be featured on weddingsonline. I'll send you the link when it is up.
Thanks so so much.
AOIFE & PAUL HIGGINS | MARCH 2018
Hi Tamara! We just wanted to say a huge huge thank you to you and all the staff at Johnstown for the most magical day ever. We had the best time and you were right the day absolutely flew. Thanks so much for all your hard work. Everyone was saying how amazing the staff were, how good the food was and how seamlessly the service went. The food was delish!!! Pass on our thanks to the chefs and to all the staff in the hotel who made our day so smooth.
No doubt we will be back soon!
NICOLA & MIKE MURRY | MARCH 2018
Hi Tamara, Thank you so much for everything you did for us to make Saturday such an amazing day. We didn't stop smiling all day and we weren't the only ones....everyone had such a good time and so many people commented on how lovely the hotel was. Your team were fantastic and the staff in the hotel in general were just great!
JULIE & SHAY LALOR | JANUARY 2018
Hi Tamara, I wanted to take some time to say a very big thank you to yourself and your team. You made our wedding day the most memorable day! Our family and friends had the highest praise for the hotel and their staff. From the beautiful surroundings outside to the luscious decor inside to the delicious canapés, they were highly impressed. We weren’t surprised because from the very beginning yourself and Amy had made us so welcome. You were very accommodating; nothing was too big to ask. The day before the wedding your bright bubbly nature put any little nerves at ease and set us up for the most enjoyable day of our lives. You really looked after every detail and everything ran as we had hoped.
The reception dinner was delicious. The changes we had requested from our tasting were perfect. The serving staff for our wedding were like every other member of serving staff in the bar and restaurant who we have met over the last year; they were polite and friendly, professional yet very natural. The bar staff were kept busy but so friendly and hardworking! The background staff ensured everything ran smoothly and guided us so well for the whole day and night. The receptionist was super friendly and warm. When she showed us to the bridal suite I think she was as excited as us about how beautiful the suite was. The night manager, Pawel printed off ur boarding passes at 5 in the morning and was so helpful in the middle of the night! Gillian who babysat my niece and nephew also helped my granny the morning after the wedding by holding her tray and going around picking her breakfast with her! Things like that do not happen at every hotel and we are very grateful.
The bridal suite was the icing on top of the icing on the cake!! It was so beautifully decorated and luxurious! It was such an experience to stay there.
We had finger food the next night with our bridal party, friends and family which was more than we expected again! The team had taken some of our wedding props and decorated the bar upstairs which was so sweet!
We could not praise you highly enough. Your team made our day so special for us and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you so very much. I hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family and all the best for 2018.
CLAIRE & JOHN O'CONNELL | OCTOBER 2017
Hi Tamara, Quick email just to say thank you and the rest of the team at The Johnstown Estate so so much for the best weekend of our lives. You especially were an absolute dream to deal with and myself and Richie honestly can't thank you enough. Everyone was complementing everything from the food to the decor to how friendly all the staff were. It was all just amazing so thank you guys so much. I will definitely be recommending you guys to everyone I know getting married.
Thanks so much again!
AISLING & RICHIE | AUGUST 2017
Hi Tamara, I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for all your help and support on my wedding day and also leading up to it. I was very stressed the week of the wedding, and you were brilliant, such a big help to me. The day was absolutely perfect, the room looked amazing, everyone was talking about the room. It was better than I could of imagined.
The food was 5-star, honestly everything from the pre reception food to the evening food, was genuinely 5 star. All my guests had nothing but compliments about the food. It was honestly a perfect day for me. I am so sad that it is all over and envy your future wedding couples that they get the experience the magic of The Johnstown Estate!! All the staff, Tonya and Aimee at the beginning and Jason, and Aaron on the day, everyone made us feel so special.
I wish you all the best for the future and hope to see you all again soon.
MAIREAD & JOHN DEMPSEY | JULY 2017
Hi Tamara, Marty and I just want to say a massive thank you for all your help with the preparations for our wedding. We had the most amazing day and that was down to you and the fantastic staff at Johnstown Estate. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, how delicious the food was and how friendly the staff were. You and the rest of the team really went above and beyond for us the whole day and we really appreciate how special you made us feel.
I also want to say thank you for how you handled the problem with the cake. I really appreciated how you told me about the problem when I arrived and also how the situation was hopefully going to be resolved. When the cake arrived, I'm sure it was a very awkward situation for you as it wasn't anywhere near finished but when you and Danielle added the flowers to it, it really made such a difference to the look of it and I was a lot happier with showing it to the guests. You stayed calm throughout the situation and that made me feel calm as well.
I was initially a little anxious when I found out that there was a third wedding co-ordinator for the venue since I had first booked my wedding but, as soon as I met you, you came across as friendly, organised and professional which immediately put me at ease. The whole way through the planning for my wedding you were so accommodating and helpful especially with me asking for different chairs on such short notice. You gave fantastic advice and nothing was too much trouble for you which really made me feel well prepared in the run up to the wedding.
Thank you once again for a wonderful wedding experience!
ZOE & MARTY SLEVIN | APRIL 2017
Tamara, You've been outstanding! The whole staff really make The Johnstown Estate what it is and that is incredibly warm, welcoming and superior. The compliments to the staff are coming left right and centre!
Aaron! - that lad deserves a medal and a trophy and the rest! He was super, couldn't have been nicer or professional, a true gent! You left us in good hands!
You've been amazing thank you.
LAURA & AL PISANI | APRIL 2017
Hi Tamara, You were so calm throughout, especially with the last minute reorganisation, it really helped me to relax knowing I could leave it all in your capable hands. The room looked fabulous and we really appreciated the extra touches you provided eg print out of the star wars characters and the use of the beautiful dining room the night before. -
Everyone commented on how fabulous the hotel was and every person complimented the food. We were absolutely delighted with how the day went.
Thank you again, we couldn’t have done it without you.
MARINA & GAVIN | MARCH 2017