Castlemartyr Resort scoops 'Ireland's wedding venue of the year' award at weddingsonline's annual awards event
If you're currently on the hunt for amazing wedding suppliers to help you plan the day of your dreams you're in luck as some of Ireland's top wedding vendors and venues of the year have been revealed.
Hosted by TV personality Lisa Cannon, the annual weddingsonline awards ceremony, which celebrates some of the country's top suppliers and wedding venues, took place last night at the City North Hotel.
Big winners on the night included Couple Photography, who took home the prize of wedding supplier of the year and Castlemartyr Resort, which was announced as the overall wedding venue of the year.
The weddingsonline awards are one of the biggest in the industry in the year and include categories such as exclusive hotel venue of the year, which was won by Rathsallagh Country House in Wicklow, the venue co-ordinator of the year award, which went to Imelda Scally at The Landmark Hotel, Leitrim, and the coveted entertainer of the year award, which last night was scooped up by magician Andy James.
Suppliers and venues are voted for by thousands of couples before a list of finalists is drawn up and judged by a panel of specialists.
“The annual weddingsonline Awards which are now in their 9th year, have become the industry standard, rewarding the dedication, professionalism and exceptional service given by the Irish wedding industry,” said Peter Bryans, MD of weddingsonline.
“I know that all involved, both nominees and winners alike, are honoured that their commitment and hard work has been acknowledged by couples all over the country. It’s a wonderful achievement.”
Donegal's Silver Tassie Hotel took home the award for Ulster hotel wedding venue of the year, while the Clanard Court Hotel was announced as the top choice in Leinster.
Panic Animal were declared the wedding band of the year, while Patricia Corrigan's boutique bridal store Pandanee Bridal Couture in Leitrim took home the prize of bridalwear supplier of the year.
Other categories included 'waterside venue of the year', which went to The Garryvoe, floral designer of the year, won by Bella Florists, and groomswear supplier of the year, Collar & Cuff.
See below for a full list of the weddingsonline award winners 2018
Overall Venue of the Year
Overall Supplier of the Year
Band of the Year
Best Wedding Related Service of the Year
FUNtastic Childcare Events
Bridalwear Supplier of the Year
Padanee Bridal Couture and Consultancy
Cake Designer of the Year
Baker Boy Cakes
Castle Venue of the Year
Church Singer of the Year
Olivia O’Hanlon Music
DJ of the Year
Paudie Walsh – the DJ
Entertainer of the Year
Andy James – A New Age of Magic
Exclusive Venue of the Year
Rathsallagh Country House
Floral Designer of the Year
Groomswear Supplier of the Year
Collar & Cuff
Hair Stylist of the Year
Hen and Stag Supplier of the Year
The Courtyard Apartments
Honeymoon Supplier of the Year
Lisa Nahedh – Travel Counsellors
Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo
Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster
Clanard Court Hotel
Hotel Venue of the Year Munster
Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster
Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa
Jeweller of the Year
Make Up Artist of the Year
Danielle Mahon Makeup Studios
Newcomer of the Year
La Bella Sposa Bridal
Photo Booth Supplier of the Year
Photographer of the Year
Restaurant Venue of the Year
Stationery Designer of the Year
Amore Wedding Stationery
Transport Supplier of the Year
TLC – The Limo Company
Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year
Imelda Scally – The Landmark Hotel
Venue Décor and Event Stylist of the Year
Enchanted Wedding Company
Videographer of the Year
Darren Byrne Photography & Film
Waterside Venue of the Year
Wedding Celebrant of the Year
Wicklow Wedding Celebrant
Wedding Planner of the Year
Weddings Abroad Supplier of the Year
Algarve Weddings by Rebecca
Bridal by Nikki Kavanagh
Alina Bandol – The K Club
Moyvalley Hotel and Balyna House
The Brehon Hotel
The Glenview Hotel
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