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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

And the award goes to......

The Lucan Spa Hotel is honoured to have won the "Top Rated Venue in Dublin" for 2014 by the popular wedding website Weddingdates. The award was given to the venue with the highest average score among reviews on the site, scoring an impressive 5.0/5.0 from a total of 25 reviews this year.

The Lucan Spa Hotel won Top Rated Venue in Dublin from Weddingdates.ie

Naturally, the hotel and staff are delighted with the award: "We are chuffed with the news today and we really want to thank all the couples who held their wedding reception at the hotel and placed a review of their day" said Claire Casey, one of the wedding coordinators of the hotel. "We are really pleased with all the brilliant feedback in the reviews and are delighted with the number of glowing reviews people placed".

Among the reviews, couples praised the "friendly staff", the "stunning" Boyne Suite wedding banqueting room and the attractiveness of the hotel's wedding packages. Many of the couples mentioned the great value of the hotel's All Inclusive Package, which features a number of suppliers for an all-in price of only €79.00 per person.

If you wish to host your wedding reception at the award-winning venue, please contact the wedding team at:

Tel: 01 628 0494
Email: sales@lucanspahotel.ie


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Wedding Showcase Sundays 2015

The Lucan Spa Hotel is happy to announce a number of Wedding Showcases that will take place in the hotel in the months of January, February and March 2015. Following the success of the Showcase Sundays in Jan/Feb 2014, the hotel have followed suit this coming year with a total of six showcases planned, with a full Wedding Fair included also.

The Beautiful Boyne Suite of the Lucan Spa Hotel

The wide range of showcase dates allows engaged couples a choice of dates to view the wonderful facilities at the hotel. Each showcase will be an ideal opportunity for couples (along with family and friends!) to experience a fully set up Boyne Suite as it would be on the day of a wedding and speak directly with the hotel's wedding coordinators on all your ideas and plans for your big day.

The stunning set up of a woodland wedding at Lucan Spa Hotel
WEDDING SHOWCASE DATES
The Wedding Showcases will take place on the following dates:

Sunday 4th January 2015
Sunday 11th January 2015
Sunday 18th January 2015
Sunday 25th January 2015

Sunday 1st February 2015 (Wedding Fair)
Sunday 15th February 2015

Sunday 1st March 2015

If you cannot make any of the dates mentioned above, why not contact the hotel directly and arrange a private viewing at a time and day that suits you? You can arrange this by contacting the hotel using the following details:

Telephone: 00353 1 628 0494
Email: sales@lucanspahotel.ie

Visit the hotel's website at www.lucanspahotel.ie/weddings.html to find out more about hosting your wedding at the hotel.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Winter Wedding Fair

The Lucan Spa Hotel would like to thank all the couples who came out to our recent Winter Wedding Fair last Thursday 30th October. Hosted at the hotel, a number of top wedding suppliers were present including Dublin Formal Wear, The Wiseguys, Jimmy Maguire Wedding Cars, Gift Cakes and lots more.

A special thanks to those couples who booked the hotel as their wedding venue and availed of our special offer of €5 off per guest off all our packages.

If you missed the fair, and are interested in hosting your wedding at The Lucan Spa Hotel, please do not hesitate to contact our wedding team to arrange a private viewing at a time that suits you.

Tel: 01 628 0494
Email: sales@lucanspahotel.ie
Visit: www.lucanspahotel.ie/weddings.html

Babe in the Woods: The stunning woodland setting on the grounds of The Lucan Spa Hotel.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Helena and James' Wedding 5th September 2014

Walking up the aisle to meet her true love brought tears to the eyes of Helena Skelly as she realised her dream wedding was becoming a reality, and memories that will last to eternity were being made for all her friends and family.

Helena married her fiancĂ© James Beatty at The Lucan Spa Hotel on Friday 5th September 2014 after the hotel and a number of top wedding suppliers donated the happy couple their wedding to the value of €10,000.

The hotel had run a competition along with Gazette Newspapers to offer one lucky couple the chance to win a dream wedding worth €10,000. "We were soon inundated with many people on our Facebook page commentating on our page for Helena and James to win", explained Claire Casey, one of the hotel's wedding coordinators. "At this stage, we did not know of the couple's situation". Finally, Helena's friend Deborah Murphy sent in an official entry and outlined the reason's behind recommending James and Helena. "We learnt that Helena was suffering from terminal cancer through Deborah's entry. Their story touched a nerve with everyone here in the hotel, as cancer is something that has affected everyone at one point in their life".

As per procedure of the competition, the hotel were allowed recommend a number of entrants to go through to the final 20, where the winner would be chosen in a public vote. "Initially, we had Helena and James down for a top 20 spot", explained Claire. "But just one day in the office, myself and my colleague Ulick decided to take them out of the competition and offer the couple their wedding on the hotel. We then continued with the competition separately (eventually won by Louise and Terry)."

James and Helena with Claire and Ulick from The Lucan Spa Hotel
Claire and Ulick called out to the hospital and delivered the good news to Helena and James personally. "They came to the hospital and told me they were giving me a wedding. I was gobsmacked" Helena told us later.

"It was one of those days I don't think I will ever forget" added Ulick. "Myself, Claire and Cathy from the Gazette visited Helena, James and Helena's daughter Rebecca in Beaumont Hospital and Claire announced the news to them. Both James and Helena burst into tears at the announcement and it definitely hit me then on what it really meant to them both. At one point I looked over at Claire and she looked back at me as if to say "Don't cry!" But by then it was too late as we were both welling up. It was a whirlwind of emotions but we were glad and thankful as a hotel to be in a position to assist Helena and James."

Following the announcement, a number of other wedding suppliers heard of the story and offered their services free of charge also. These included Pat from Trendphotography.ie in Lucan, Helen from Gift Cakes in Clondalkin, Greg from Dublin Formal Wear in Lucan, Jackie from Jackie's Flowers in Ballyfermot, Gerry from Getmarried.ie, Celtic Limos, Liz from Bridal Heaven in Swords and DBS Promotions supplying the band Vertigo for the night.

Speaking about the day itself, Helena said it couldn't have gone any better "It was absolute fantastic from start to finish and everything was gorgeous". The weather can be touch-and-go for many couples on their special day, but thankfully the weather on James and Helena's day was not a problem as the sun shone all day. The couple's beautiful wedding civil ceremony was carried out by Gerry from getmarried.ie and took place in the hotel, and was followed by a reception of 100 friends and family. "Having everyone celebrating it is just amazing. We have built memories for everyone and have amazing photographs for everyone to look back on".

Praising the hotel for making her day happen and making it one to remember, the happy couple said "I couldn't fault the hotel for anything. The meal, everything, was amazing and the staff were absolute fantastic. They were on top of everything from start to finish. We want to thank everyone who made this possible, all the suppliers and of course The Lucan Spa Hotel, especially Claire, and the owners who made all this happen".

Below is a few photos of the happy couple's special day:






If you are interested in hosting your wedding reception at The Lucan Spa Hotel, please contact our wedding coordinators using the following details:

Tel: 01 628 0494
Visit www.lucanspahotel.ie/weddings.html for more information.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Lynas Foodservices Trade Show

The Lucan Spa Hotel recently hosted the Lynas Foodservices tradeshow for the Dublin region. Featuring 50+ stands, the trade show saw over 400 delegates from the food and drinks industry come through the door to view the many products on offer and speak directly to suppliers.


The tradeshow was hosted in the Boyne Suite Conference and Banqueting area of the hotel, and included use of the pre-reception area as a "coffee and snacks" area and the private balcony area to allow for business owners and managers to speak to reps and suppliers in an informal setting.


Suppliers on the day included Dinkum, Walkers Crisps, Knorr, Golden Bake and lots more. Lynas Foodservices have themselves been in the industry for over 50 years and have become a leading foodservice company throughout Ireland.


If you are interested in hosting a conference or availing of meeting space at The Lucan Spa Hotel, please contact us using the following details:

Tel: 00353 (0) 1 628 0494
Fax: 00353 (0) 1 628 0841

Please visit www.lucanspahotel.ie/conferences.html for more information.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bride and Groom in Ice Bucket Challenge

What's the best way of finishing off one of the best days of your life? Well, for Geraldine and Robert, it was to "take the plunge" in more ways than one and participate in the popular Ice Bucket Challenge!! The happy couple celebrated their Civil Ceremony and wedding reception at The Lucan Spa Hotel with their friends and family and finished the celebrations in style by having their groomsmen pour ice cold water over them at 1.30am. See the video and reactions below:


Popular website, her.ie, described the event as "the greatest Ice Bucket Challenge yet".

A huge round of applause goes to the brave couple. To make a donation to IMNDA, please text MND to 50300.  

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wedding Place Cards

Wedding place cards are a great way of bringing a formal organisation to your table arrangements and can finish off a table setting beautifully. A few weeks ago, Eoin and Nina had these charming mini "kissing bells" to hold each wedding guests' placecard similar to the photo below. 


These creative method was a simple but gorgeous idea that added to the unique style and appeal of their wedding at The Lucan Spa Hotel. Below, we have given samples of other ideas you can use for your place card presentation.

These cute feathers can feature your matching colours and labelled for each guest.

These place cards sit neatly into miniature teeth holders. 

Creative place cards for a natural theme.

Cork holders are a popular method to display place cards.

These cute place cards include a little treat for guests!

Mini Burger-shaped biscuit place cards. Delicious!