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Coolbawn Quay

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Romantic Couples in search of something uniquely special find all the elements to make their Wedding Day truly memorable at Coolbawn Quay. In an idyllic lakeshore setting bordered by forests and lush rolling fields, the private village resort nestles on the tranquil shores of Lough Derg in North Tipperary. This little piece of waterfront heaven can be exclusively yours on the most magical day of your life, combining natural beauty with sophisticated elegance in the most romantic of settings. Imagine… the banquet begins with the sun setting, weaving its magic on the lake beyond as the boats drift lazily within the marina …simply perfect.

Wedding receptions at Coolbawn Quay are hosted in either the Schoolhouse or the Lakeshore Marquee depending on the number of guests and the time of year. Adding to the magic is having the entire village accommodation filled with family and friends in celebration. Relaxed rustic comfort is the mood with guests staying in beautiful suites, village rooms and charming cottages scattered along meandering streets and leafy lanes. Exclusive use of the village and grounds offers you complete privacy.

Our Wedding Menus are seasonally based and we offer a range of Wedding Packages from small intimate affairs to more lavish celebrations, to include a fully inclusive Wedding Banquet with every detail attended to. We lavishly decorate, arrange and display down to the last detail and provide a Full Wedding Planning Service to guide you through every step from time of booking to the Big Day. Our gift to you is the Perfect Wedding Day, just as you have always dreamed.

Our luxury Wedding Celebration package includes:

* Drinks Reception on Arrival - 2 glasses of Sparkling Wine per guest with Canapes
* 5 Course Wedding Banquet - with choice of Main Course
* Half a bottle of House Wine per guest to accompany the Wedding Meal
* A glass of Sparkling Wine per guest to toast the Bride & Groom
* Evening Reception of Finger Sandwiches & Cocktail Sausages
Everything you need from arrival right through to the end of the day.

This fully inclusive luxury package is available from €105 per person midweek, and €115 for a weekend wedding.

  • The magic of hosting your Wedding at Coolbawn Quay is having the entire accommodation for your special day
  • Civil ceremonies & Blessings are held on the deck, draped Gazebos, overlooking the marina
  • Receptions up to 220 guests in the Lakeshore Pavilion, drawing room, banquet hall with draped linings
  • The pavilion terrace, bordered by lavender beds, offers relaxed seating and glorious views out over the private marina to the lake beyond
  • Winter or Summer Coolbawn Quay is perfect for your special day with a seasonal magic feel

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor

Dining Options:

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Health Suite

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
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    Avril and Paul Sep 2014

    We had our wedding at Coolbawn Quay in September this year. One of the main things we wanted was a venue that would have enough accommodation for 100 guests and one we could have exclusively for the weekend.When we were searching, we found it really hard to find venues that were a little bit different and would accommodate all of our guests. After a lot of searching we came across Coolbawn Quay. The setting itself is beautiful and it’s unique, personal and we found that the majority of our guests were very taken with it and commented on how lovely it was over the weekend.The staff are fantastic. They are just so friendly and helpful, they all made us feel really at home and welcomed. They are so professional and they make everything on the day run like clockwork. Rob and his kitchen staff are amazing, they catered for everything we wanted, and the food from the canapés to the main meal and the BBQ the day after were all exceptional.Grainne is amazingly helpful, she was so efficient and professional in dealing with every single one of our emails, queries and requests and we had a good few! Like many other people have mentioned, we were quite anxious about how we were going to allocate the houses for our guests, trying to group people who maybe don’t know each other was a challenge but Grainne is extremely patient as I’m sure we sent her more than a few last minute changes to the plan. But trying to work out the best allocation is well worth it as it creates a great atmosphere between all the guests. Over all, we would highly recommend having your special day at Coolbawn Quay.
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    Meurisse & Hughie April 2014

    Celebrating our first week married today and what a day and night we had at Coolbawn! Where do we start!
    The whole experience from when we first met Terry and Ann last October to the final farewells last Saturday was so welcoming, warm and professional. Coolbawn Quay is a location that is entirely unique - the smiling staff, setting, scenery, accommodation and marquee are second to none. Grainne and Catherine helped in organizing all the details throughout the planning and they were very reassuring. They really could not do enough for us to ensure we and our guests had an amazing day. Margaret's proactive nature on the day regarding guests needs ensured that no stone was left unturned and her attention to detail with the table flower arranging was creatively impressive.
    With over 170 guests we are still hearing back from them about the wonderful food and wine as well as the helpful and smiling staff.
    There was plenty of opportunities to add our own personal stamp and it was never any trouble. The team at Coolbawn helped us create a unique experience for our wedding, family and guests that we will never forget. A big thank you to them all and also to Grainne in particular for her patience and positive attitude in finding solutions to problems we created! (Thank you for helping us to transport the wedding cake in a very unique fashion!! Photos that we will treasure!!).
    To sum up, our day could not have gone any better and we are truly grateful to all at Coolbawn for making our day better than we could ever have hoped for.
    Looking forward to our return trip on our anniversary already!
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    Elaine & Michael July 2014

    We had our wedding reception in Coolbawn Quay in July and it was absolutely spectacular from start to finish. The venue, the staff, the service, the food, the accommodation and the weather was superb. It is a fantastic location with so many beautiful backdrops to choose from for your photos. From the moment we went to see Coolbawn we just fell in love with it and there was absolutely no question where we were having our wedding reception. The whole day was so relaxed and all our guests were looked after so well by all the staff. We have received beautiful cards from guests saying that they were overwhelmed with the beautiful venue and all commented on the friendly staff, fantastic accommodation and outstanding food. We are both so thankful to all the staff at Coolbawn Quay for making our day so special and memorable.
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    Lyndsay & Ken August 2014

    From the moment we set foot in Coolbawn Quay, we knew we were somewhere special. It has this way of transporting you into this beautiful relaxed state of mind, where life slows down and you just appreciate the beauty that is all around you. The location just speaks for itself, it needs no fancy explanation or exaggeration... once you visit, you will know what I mean, and feel privileged to have stumbled upon this hidden little gem by the Shannon. Our wedding day was just perfect, the sun shone,with a small shower or two but no one seemed to care or mind. We held our ceremony and later our first dance on the deck....both, a surreal and beautiful experience. The staff were first class and had this amazing ability to almost be invisible, but always being there when anyone needed anything at the same time. We really felt as though the village was our own, for our own special day. I think it helped to make everyone that little bit more relaxed...that little bit more at home.
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    Emily & Donal September 2014

    Last month we got married in Coolbawn Quay and I couldn't recommend it highly enough as a venue! We had the most amazing weekend, as did all our friends and family. The venue is just beautiful, and the service from beginning to end was the best I've ever had. From the planning to the actual day and the day afterwards, everything was perfect! So many of our friends who were at the wedding have now decided that this is where they want to get married! The food on both days was superb. For our wedding banquet we went for the relaxed affair, which was a luxury barbeque, and everyone commented on how delicious it was, a lot managed to squeeze in seconds also! The marquee on the day looked perfect, and was completely decorated by the venue other than some wedding favour’s that we added ourselves. On the second day we had a mild chicken curry, with freshly baked breads, salads and rice, which again was wonderful. Rob the chef is fantastic! The entire team in Coolbawn became like family over the weekend, I cannot stress the personal touch that goes hand in hand with your wedding in Coolbawn, and makes it so wonderful. The fact that the village is exclusively yours for the weekend, for your friends and family is such a bonus. If anyone is looking for a place to get married that is magical, Coolbawn is it. Great food and service, beautiful accommodation, and a venue that creates a beautiful, fun and unforgettable atmosphere. We'll never be able to thank you all enough! Just wish we could do it all over again! We'll be back for a weekend very soon!!

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