Wedding Review

BrookLodge was the absolute wedding venue of our dreams!! Magical setting, dreamy ceremony venue on site. I mean, taking a little bridge, through the trees, over a babbling brook as you enter a little church with all of your most favorite people in the's a real life fairytale! Additionally, Macreddin's incredible cuisine and focus on organic/non-gmo foods was the game changer for us. I can't tell you how many people told us they were blown away by their meal after our wedding. Luckily we had our wedding just before Covid turned the world on it's head. My now husband is American, so BrookLodge was especially perfect for us, because once we got all our American guests to the venue, there was so much for them to do on site (since several were anxious about driving on the opposite side of the road). Plus Glendalough is a perfect distance away to organize a little daytrip for any of them that wanted to do a little extra exploring. The staff & wedding team in BrookLodge were all so courteous, efficient, kind and easy to work with. This was crucial for us since we had to do the majority of planning from the States. Our wedding was 6 months after we booked the venue and even though I was nervous we were biting off a little more than we could chew (particularly since we were co-ordinating everything from abroad) thanks to the pure professionalism of the wedding team in BrookLodge, everything was absolutely seamless. I simply can not recommend this venue & its staff enough. Special shoutout to Rama and Sonya! But overall, a huge thank you to everyone in BrookLodge for hosting a day we will treasure forever.

Aisling and Jason - 02nd April 2022

We had our Wedding here this month and to say it was amazing is an understatement. The staff, the surroundings, the food…. Everything, was spectacular from start to finish. Sonja is a gem, and one of the nicest people, Pawel is also a credit to the venue. They had everything under control, and completely contributed to one of the best days of our lives. I would recommend this as your Wedding Venue without any hesitation. As would every member that attended our Wedding, with all attendees mentioning how amazing the venue was and how the day went. The venue is so special and beautiful you will not regret choosing it.

Claire and Ronan - 18th March 2022

We just want to say a massive massive thank you to each and every one of you in Brooklodge for what we can only describe as the most magical, perfect and funfilled wedding weekend! We and our guests had the most amazing time and cannot thank you all enough for making us and our guests feel so special all weekend! From the moment we and the bridal party and family arrived on the Thursday we were greeted with what can only be described as Royal treatment! From the staff in The Waterside Lounge, to Actons, to the Strawberry Tree, housekeeping and porters, reception and not forgetting the Weddings Team and food and beverage team and staff, each and every staff member we encountered was unbelievable and a credit to the hotel and your professions! We cannot wait to come back for a visit to relive all the fantastic memories.

Lisa and Steven - 05th November 2021

We married on 5th November 2021 and from start to finish our wedding was truly spectacular, the most magical day we could have wished for. The wedding planners and staff could not have helped any more and made our day one we will never forget. The venue, food and staff where out of this world. If you are thinking of Brooklodge as your wedding venue you will not be disappointed. The village offered all of our guests variety over a three day weekend. Thanks again to you all, we will see you soon.

Katja & Paul - 30th October 2021

Planning an Irish/Swedish/Finnish wedding in the middle of a pandemic has been difficult but the wedding team at Brooklodge & Macreddin village made it easy and pulled it off perfectly for us. Our wedding day was more than we had hoped for thanks to the team. Venue is stunning and relaxing and the food is sensational. Forever grateful for Brooklodge & Macreddin for creating memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you, Katja & Paul.

Aileen and John - 31st May 2019.

My family have always had lovely memories from Brooklodge throughout the years as it has been such a special place to us. Brooklodge was the only wedding venue we looked at and from the moment we viewed it we knew it would be impossible to find a nicer venue. The entire team were always amazing to work with and nothing was ever a problem. We mainly dealt with Laura who was really exceptional, she was always available to take our calls, offer advice and looked after us so well. Rama was also always on hand to offer assistance and was always super helpful also. Brooklodge is known for its wonderful food and all the guests raved about the exceptional meal we had. Before the big day we were unsure whether to choose the desert pot but James, the head chef took the time to meet with us and made a sample pot and tweaked it to our exact specifications and it was the main talking point for guests from the meal because it was SO delish. He also took the time to run through the entire menu and offer his advice which was such a lovely touch. We had day 2 in Actons with a bbq where again the food was out of this world. Throughout the entire weekend, Joe was always around to ensure everything was perfect and to make sure we had all we needed. It is very difficult to mention all the members of the staff but from the team on reception to Niall and the bar/ lounge team, all Brooklodge staff were always so lovely and attentive to all guests. Brooklodge really is the most perfect wedding venue and we can confidently say that you will be looked after to the highest degree in their hands. We have such amazing memories from our day there and cannot thank Joe, James, Laura, Niall and the entire team enough. It is a venue that is sure to wow your guests and leave you with amazing memories

Kay & Paul - 25th May 2019

We are still on cloud nine following our recent wedding at Brooklodge. The staff, particularly Rama, made sure that our every need was catered for, including going the extra mile and helping with the extra decor that I wanted. When drinks were running low, it was a discrete word in the ear and EVERYTHING flowed seamlessly. Our guests have been raving about the whole experience, from the amazing food, (served to 130 guests piping hot) through the location itself (our guests from the UK were particularly impressed with the mountain backdrop) to the braziers lit for us in the evening, the barbecue and pub experience on the second day, and the wonderful spa that many used. THANK YOU to all for making it a weekend we will never forget (and organising brilliant sunshine for the 2 days too!!!)

Anna & Matthew - 30th June 2018

Myself and my wife got married in June of 2018, and all we can say is that our day was made to perfection by the wedding team from BrookLodge. I must mention how amazing Monika was, she was our wedding coordinator from the get go and ensured that every detail was looked after and removed all the stress that we could have encountered. Her attention to detail was impeccable and she went above and beyond our expectations. The venue is just stunning, the food was amazing and the service was second to none. I cannot stress enough, you will have an amazing day thanks to BrookLodge, I cannot fault them for anything. More than happy to be a customer reference, we are telling everyone we know to go to BrookLodge before choosing a venue! Thank you to everyone from BrookLodge and thank you to Monika for her astounding work!

Rachel & Lee - 23rd June 2018

Hi to all of the Wedding Team - Sinead, Monika, Christine & Joe,

We're only now coming back to reality after the wedding and wanted to write to say a big thank you for everything you did for us, not only for the 3 days of the wedding but also in the months prior. It has gone by in a flash and everything went so perfectly - mainly due to your input and organisation. We really appreciate all of the help you gave us in the planning of the day and on the day itself. My apologies to Monika for giving you a fright on the day when I turned up early while guests were still outside, I didn't mean to cause panic but was super eager to get down the aisle. Our friends and family have all been raving about the various members of staff they encountered over the few days and we would reiterate all the good reviews, every single person was friendly, helpful and professional and couldn't do enough for us. BrookLodge really is such a beautiful and peaceful place to be and our experience was superb. Eoin was running around doing tasks for my mother for 3 days (along with the lovely reception ladies) and Niall was fantastic for a chat at the bar. I am not sure of the name of the staff in BrookHall, the manager during the meal and the lovely polish barman; they were all top notch. A special mention to the chefs who provided special meals for Lee's grandparents and picky eaters - all of the food was just so amazing and I want to eat it all over again. We will be recommending highly to all our friends and family, but it’s safe to say that anyone who attended the wedding is already converted. Thanks again and no doubt we will be visiting again soon.

Georgie & Scott - 2nd June 2018

We got married at Brooklodge on 2 June 2018. When we started looking at venues we knew that we were looking for a space that would allow us to have an unforgettable day with our closest family and friends. When we viewed Brooklodge we never looked back!

Brooklodge is stunning and being able to hold the both the ceremony and the reception on-site was a huge deal breaker for us and the fact that we were advised from the outset that if we wanted to get married outside on the day (weather dependent) that it wouldn’t be an issue and that they would decide on the day itself was music to our ears!

In the two years of planning and right up to the day of our wedding and for the whole weekend (it was a 3 day affair), the Weddings Team were absolutely fantastic!!

We have had such amazing feedback from our family and friends who said that they had never been to a wedding venue like Brooklodge before and everyone has commented on how beautiful the venue is, how delicious the food is and how friendly and accommodating the staff are!

Brooklodge is just as we had wanted, the happiest day of our lives with all of our favourite people, in the most beautiful place.

Thank you again for everything, your attention to detail, stunning venue and the ability to turn dreams into reality. You have left us with the most amazing memories of not only our wedding day but the whole weekend which is completely unforgettable!!

Can't wait to go back!

Georgie & Scott

Julie-Anne & Fintan - 05th May 2018

To all the team,

Now that we have had a chance to catch our breath and reflect on the best weekend of our lives we wanted to drop you a line.

Firstly, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole wedding weekend not just the day itself! We cannot thank you all enough for the tremendous amount of work your team put in from start to finish. Both myself and Fintan along with all of our guests were blown away with the quality of service, food and warmth from all at BrookLodge. Of course special mention goes to Eoin who helped us with all our flowers/decorations and luggage on the Friday and driving the golf cart on the Saturday. To both Monika and Sinead we will be forever in your debt for having everything so seamlessly under control behind the scenes and for calming the last minute nerves! To Pavel for his expert experience and ensuring our every whim was catered for (including some last minute pizzas on Sunday night!). We cannot express just how happy we were with every little detail and we both feel so lucky to have chosen BrookLodge as our wedding destination. As a few people said to us, the weather for the May Bank Holiday weekend really was the cherry on top! We probably wouldn't have had such nice weather even if we had chosen to go to Spain!

Once again, our deepest and most heartfelt thanks and we will certainly be back for an overnight hopefully in the near future but defiantly for our anniversary!

Elaine & Colin - 05th March 2018

I cannot complement the staff enough, for all they did and have done for the last year. (I would of been lost without Monika and Sinead) they helped me organise the whole wedding I would have been lost without you guys.The care takers, greens men they worked so hard to clear the snow. They were very organised and very helpful. I cannot thank them enough. We had an amazing weekend. Even though I was so stressed. Our wedding went ahead. It was touch and go there for a while but you guys pulled it out of the bag. From Colin and myself thank you from the bottom of our hearts. All the guests were in love with the place. The food is out of this world. Absolutely Amazing food. As there was 3/4 foot of snow and most of the roads were closed. Absolutely blessed it worked out. But it was an amazing weekend. Every one of you went above and beyond doing all you could. We will never forget how much you guys helped in such bad conditions.

Naomi & Darach - 30th December 2017

We got married in Brooklodge in December 2017, we have stayed in Brooklodge several times and knew when we got engaged that this was the only place we wanted to have our wedding. The room where the wedding reception is held is separate to the rest of the hotel so it really feels intimate just for you and your wedding guests. Brooklodge never fails to impress.I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and thank the wedding team Monika, Sinead and Aisling enough for all the help, support and advice they gave me in the lead up to the big day, especially to Monika, who was always ready to respond to any queries I had and Joe who had quick solutions to any issues. One of the reasons darach and I wanted our reception to be in Brooklodge was because the food here is so amazing and on the day itself it did not disappoint, The meal was fantastic and people were commenting on how much they enjoyed it, Brooklodge prides itself on delicious organic food. We had a few guests with specific dietary requirements and they were really pleased that extra effort was put into their meals. The room looked beautiful and the lighting is just lovely to give that cosy feeling with an open fire. There is just the most fantastic ambiance to the place and they will go that extra mile for you to ensure that all guests are well taken care of.The wedding went seamlessly and that was because of all the work that they were doing behind the scenes. Anyone having their wedding in Brooklodge should know that they are in the best hands possible. It was literally the happiest day of my life and that is in part thanks to Brooklodge. I can't wait to come back.

Ger & Mike - 20th October 2017

We had our wedding at Macreddin Village in October 2017. (Our day was sandwiched between ex-Hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian). 11 months later family and friends are still talking about what a fantastic day it was. We wanted great food, excellent service and an amazing venue for our wedding. We got those wishes and lots more besides. From our first visit to BrookLodge & Macreddin Village for lunch we were amazed by the quality of the food, the genuine hospitality of the staff, and the uniqueness of the facilities. When we subsequently attended a wedding showcase there, we were blown away by the simplicity and quality of everything we saw – the venue sold itself without any pomp or nonsense. In addition, the staff were outstanding and made time to show us around the entire Village.
Once we booked our date, the wedding planning team made all the organisation so easy. Their ideas, coolness, professionalism and attention to detail made our day run flawlessly and so much fun. The wedding team did so many small thoughtful things which we had never discussed, such as moving some of our decorations from Macreddin Chapel to Brook Hall between the ceremony and the meal, which added greatly to the day and our enjoyment.
On the day the food was outstanding – numerous guests commented that it was the best meal they had ever had. The staff throughout all parts of the Village were unbelievably professional while also friendly and made us feel so incredibly special during our stay, and especially so on our wedding day. The maître d', Pavel, was exceptionally professional and ran the dinner service as if he was conducting an orchestra – outstanding. The night before our wedding, we had a fantastic meal in The Strawberry Tree Restaurant which could be the subject of an entire review of its own. The evening after we had the pleasure of experiencing Mommas Table in La Taverna Armento with a small group of family which proved an amazing hit with everyone – possibly the best Italian food we have ever had. We nearly forgot to mention the lovely lunches and quiet drinks in Acton’s Country Pub and in The Waterside Lounge - great treats and great staff also. So many small things made a big difference, setting Macreddin Village well ahead of its competitors. We could not fault a thing about our wedding at Macreddin Village; our expectations were exceeded, and we cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone looking for a wedding destination.

Miriam & Greg - 26th August 2017

My husband Greg & I got married in August 2017 at The BrookLodge and Macreddin Village and we cannot recommend this venue and the wonderful staff highly enough!!! In every moment of the planning process, from booking accommodation, to arranging our Humanist ceremony in the little stone chapel by the brook, and creating a delicious, fully-vegan wedding day feast for us and all our guests, we were supported and helped by everyone at BrookLodge. We felt at home from the moment we arrived, nothing was too much trouble, and we did not want to leave this wonderful place-even though we were off on Honeymoon! It will forever have special place in our hearts, somewhere we look forward to revisiting year after year to once again feel that special tranquillity it holds. While the entire team were warm, welcoming and endlessly helpful, we would like to say special thanks to Sinead and Monika (for replying to hundreds of emails with never-wavering enthusiasm!), Lena in the breakfast room (for ensuring we couldn't leave having only eaten fruit and yoghurt!), Pavel for his endless patience in keeping our reception running smoothly (no mean feat with all the wandering about), and Evan, who, along with his team, spent great effort and imagination in creating and preparing the most delicious meal! We could not have wished for better!

Maria & Christian - 05th November 2016

Just a short note to thank you for organising an amazing wedding for us. We don't think the day could have gone any better. Thanks for your support and help in pulling it all together in the weeks and months before. You shielded us from a lot of stress!
All our guests said it was one of the best weddings they had been to. The room looked beautiful and the meal was excellent. All the staff on the day were very professional to deal with which really helped us to relax and enjoy the celebrations. The night staff were brilliant too and so attentive, checking regularly if all was okay so please pass on our thanks to them.

Ruth & John – 16th April 2016

My Fiancé viewed BrookLodge by herself and came back giddy about how beautiful it was. I was a little skeptical anywhere could be as good as she was saying so we went back for a second viewing. It was probably 5 minutes into the second viewing I leant over to her and whispered “let’s just book a date now!” I can’t say enough good things about BrookLodge and the Weddings Team in particular. The grounds and buildings are beautiful in all weather and seasons, the food deserves its own separate review to do it justice and the Weddings Team are so helpful, professional and friendly. Most telling was just how many of our guests were raving about the place with one of the guests from abroad even booking to come back in the summer as he and his family loved it so much. It was particularly special for us as we were looking to have the ceremony on site and the ceremony building they have (little chapel by a stream) has the wow factor in spades. Thank you so much everyone at BrookLodge for making sure we had the best day of our lives.

Mary & Stephen – 23rd April 2016

A massive thank you to all the staff at the BrookLodge for making both the lead up to our wedding and on the day itself such a smooth and enjoyable experience. A special thank you to the wedding team; Sinead, Julia & Monika. We honestly couldn’t have hoped to deal with a nicer bunch of people who went above and beyond to cater for our every need. The late night bar manager, Niall; a pure gent and so much fun. All our guests have been extremely complimentary of all the staff and setting at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village and the food; just amazing. I think the room fell silent once the dessert (Macreddin Dessert Pot) came out because people were too busy eating it… We’ve already booked in for our return stay which will definitely be an ongoing occurrence for us.

Maeve & Niall – 26th May 2016

I cannot recommend BrookLodge enough. All the staff and wedding coordinators we met in the run up to the wedding were great and on the day their conscientiousness, professionalism and loveliness meant we could relax and leave everything in the hands of experts. BrookLodge & Macreddin Village is a beautiful setting with wonderful food but for me, it's the quality of the staff that makes it.

Rachel & Peter – 5th March 2016

Rachel and I would just like to take a few minutes to say thanks to all the staff in BrookLodge for the fantastic and personable service both we and our guests received last weekend. From Friday night Trevor and Pavel in Actons made our guests feel welcome and were very accommodating in every way. On Saturday both you and Joe were exceptionally professional and helpful which made Rachel and I very relaxed and contributed to us being able to really enjoy the celebrations. The manner in which each manager handed over during each stage of the day, taking time to introduce themselves and talk us through the next steps, was particularly reassuring. During the meal Pavel and his staff were very attentive and accommodating which was commented upon by our guests. In particular, we would like to extend our gratitude to Niall, the Australian bar manager, who was exceptional in his efforts to ensure that we experienced the full extent of the BrookLodge hospitality. BrookLodge exceeded our expectations and we look forward to returning in the near future.

Janice & Brendan – 22nd January 2016

Myself and my new husband had our wedding here on the 22nd of January this year 2016. Where do I begin. On meeting with Julia and Kim they could not have been any more apologetic or nicer over our situation and made it their mission for us to have a positive experience. (You see our original venue double booked us and with only 8 weeks to our big day informed us of the situation !!!! ) So the panic was on to find another venue!!! After meeting with these lovely women I broke down and cried with such relief, we were going to have the wedding of our dreams after all!!!

The girls kept in constant contact with us. No question was too silly or request too big. The night before the wedding we were dropping down all our little bits and pieces and Pawel made sure we had something to eat, so nice!! Thank you again for that. The Day went without a hitch, thank god. Everybody raved about the food. Oh my god the food. It was just gorgeous. The Macreddin Dessert Pot was such a hit !! My aunt even mentioned to me, who had a dietary requirement, that the staff looked for her at her table instead of my aunt informing the staff of her dietary requirements. It is the little things like that which makes for a better experience. The BrookHall was beautifully decorated as well. A few of my family stayed the weekend with us and we all thought the Big Day was amazing. We have to say a Big Thank You to Niall and Andrew the barmen who gave us such a laugh over the weekend. We also want to thank all the staff. Especially Julia, Kim and Laura for making our Wedding an Amazing and Magical experience. My advice for anyone even considering booking their wedding in BrookLodge is you need to visit this special place in person. The pictures on the website are great but you need to see it for yourself to get the atmosphere of the place. We will definitely be visiting again soon and for our anniversary. We hope to see you all again.

Donna & Mathew - 26th September 2015

I'm so sorry we missed you today, we wanted to call in to give you flowers to say Thank You SO SO much for everything you did for us, the day was fantastic! From our first visit to Macreddin we felt at home, and knew this was the perfect venue. From meeting Sarah, Sinead, Pawel, Joe, Julia and then yourself, we were simply wowed by the service and hospitality we received every time we visited!! Laura, the attention to detail that you showed was Amazing!  You made everything so easy and even managed to settle Mathew while he had his "wedding morning nerves"!! Not Easy!! As a bride I felt so at ease knowing you were in control of all our ideas and plans & had taken the time to remember even the smallest of details. Thank You!!!! Once again, if you can pass on our sincere thanks to all the team too.....all the guests were wowed by the venue, the service, the food (wow!!!) the wedding as a whole, but most importantly the staff.... It's not often guests attend a wedding and talk about (by name) the staff at the venue!! A special mention to Pawel, Niall & Mikey who ran the bar that night and interacted with all guests & ensured we were never empty!! Also to ....The Actons crew who recognised us after numerous visits and served during our hog roast the next day. Which had delighted us!! The venue is simply remarkable but it's the staff that are memorable. I can't believe it's all over, but it was fantastic and I wouldn't have changed a thing!!  BrookLodge will always be in our memories and we are already planning a yearly anniversary celebration here.

Carmel & Fergal - 16th May 2015

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the whole team at Brooklodge; from the moment we set the date to when we walked out as husband and wife, we were so well looked after. The whole day went perfectly with nothing being overlooked, and the food... oh my god the FOOD! Our guests said that they would expect that quality of food in a top restaurant, so for BrookLodge to serve that quality on that scale is extraordinary. We honestly can't thank you enough!

Alyson & Peter – 20th June 2015

Myself and my wife had our wedding here on Saturday, 20th June and it was fabulous from start to finish. The hotel and the grounds looked absolutely stunning. Everyone commented on how beautiful the hotel was and the chapel on the grounds looked like it was from a fairytale. The food was perfect and served with military precision. We would like express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Joe who managed everything to a tee, Pawel (legend), Aussie Niall from Bray, Sinead, Laura and Julia and all the staff who went above and beyond to ensure our day was such a memorable experience, I need more stars to recommend BrookLodge, a big thumbs up guys fantastic job.

Emma & Dave – 13th June 2014

We got married in BrookLodge on the 13th June 2014. From the moment we arrived, the hotel did everything and more to make us feel very welcome. Every guest we spoke to on the day complemented us on a stunning choice of venue, and the food was out of this world! Some even went as far as to say it was the best meal they've ever had! BrookLodge was the first and only hotel we viewed as a venue for our wedding, because we knew nowhere thereafter would ever compare! We cannot give the staff at BrookLodge enough thanks for providing us with an experience that was truly magical. To all the staff at BrookLodge, thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, Emma & Dave xx