Hi Madeleine, 

Would you believe today is the 1st day since Friday that my emotions have been stable enough to compose an email to you! Where do I begin?! 
Myself, Marc & all of our families have been blown away by our whole experience at the Rose last week. From the minute we walked in the door until we finally left on Monday, each of us (guest included) were treated with Royalty. The staff at the Rose are a credit to the establishment, they couldn't do enough for us and they had their hands full with our rowdy bunch. 
The staff took the time to get to know all of our family and friend by name & treated us like the hotel was our home for the weekend. Everyone was so relaxed which added to a fantastic atmosphere. Everything from the hotels cleanliness, presentation, food, service & facilities has been amazing. 
I have received so much positive feedback from everyone I have been speaking to. So many people have said it was the best wedding they have been to. I feel that the hotel need to take most of the credit for that. I am genuinely proud to say that we had our wedding in The Rose Hotel and it will be highly recommended by me and all of our families. Some of the guests are already planning their next trip to Kerry. 
Myself and Marc are on a massive comedown after the best few days of our life. I wish we could do it all again. We can't wait for our next trip home to come visit you all. 

Thank you again, Warmest Regards 

Marc & Aibhilín Caligari - Wedding Reception, 16th March 2018


We had our wedding reception at The Rose Hotel in November 17,  we wanted as little stress as possible for the big day and I have to say due to Madeleine and the team at The Rose Hotel, we got exactly what we wanted and more.  We had 2 meetings with the coordinators, initially to get package details, then to book and go through requests. Madeleine had already thought of everything and beyond and then some more. She was so personable, experienced and she took the load off us completely. The packages available were incredibly generous, surpassed anything else we checked out and I literally left everything in their hands. The hotel itself was beautiful from the lobby to the loos and reception room. So many of our guests made a point of letting us know they thought the venue was perfect, the size, the staff, the atmosphere, the food, the service etc. was just impeccable. 

Our day was thrilling and exciting and I feel I literally had nothing to do with it being the success it was. I can’t thank you all at The Rose enough. I must also mention the complimentary car was also a thrill in itself. Superb vehicle and a gent of a driver with the patience of a saint. He happily drove me to see some neighbours that unfortunately couldn’t make the day. Madeline and staff I think you have raised the bar for weddings in kerry. Our families had the best night and all felt so comfortable, welcomed and looked after.

Forever grateful, 

Angela, Tim, Erin & extended family❤, Wedding Reception, 17th November 2017


From our first visit to the Rose hotel Madeleine & all the staff involved in our wedding could not have been more helpful or friendly, we were overwhelmed at how helpful and understanding the staff were and how eager they were to lend a hand and provide impartial and invaluable advice whenever we needed it. Madeleine not only offered the highest professional  level of service but did so in a manner that had all involved beyond relaxed and at ease from day one. The day of the wedding was beyond our expectations and our guests were treated to amazing food in the most idyllic settings. We can only highly recommend The Rose Hotel for anyone planning their big day.

Mags & Tom Kenny, Wedding Reception, 6th October 2017


Hi Madeleine,

We had a great day last Friday on our wedding day. The food was fantastic, service was excellent, venue was great and everybody really enjoyed the day at The Rose Hotel.

Thanking you,  

Sheila Crean & Pat Nolan, Wedding Reception, Friday, 8th September, 2017


To all the staff at the Rose Hotel Tralee,

Just a quick message to say a huge thank you for all of the hospitality shown to us on our wedding day and indeed over the whole weekend. From the initial booking with Shona and Mark to the food tasting and the wedding day itself we could not have asked for better. The food and service was exceptional and was everything that we could ask for. Each and every member of the staff that we met during our wedding were so obliging and helpful. The atmosphere and ambience in the function room and throughout the hotel was a credit to the staff. All of our guests were really impressed with the hotel from the wedding event to the after party. Thanks a million to all in The Rose Hotel for a fabulous day ,night and weekend. What a Superb Hotel for a wedding.We look forward to staying in The Rose Hotel again in the Future.

All the best and best wishes for the new year,

Marian and Joe Duggan, (wedding Sat 10th December 2016 )


Hi Shona we would like to thank you and staff for a fabulous wedding day. Everything went to plan and we were delighted. Thank you for all ur hard work and attention to detail. All staff were great especially with the children. A lot of guests complimented on how well the kids were accommodated. 

We had an amazing day and are delighted that we chose The Rose Hotel.

Looking forward to returning for our 1st anniversary meal 😊

Thank you , 

Michelle and Jack Buckley, Wedding Reception 22nd July, 2016 


There are really no words that can truly capture how beyond thrilled we were with our entire experience at The Rose Hotel for our wedding in early June 2016. From the moment we first got in touch with Shona while away on business in the U.S. (six months before our wedding day!) everything went smoothly. Every member of staff we came in contact with during our visits, our wedding, and our stay at the hotel was warm, welcoming, and just genuinely good people. We have had nothing but rave reviews from our guests on the hotel itself, the food, and the entire experience - many who would definitely let us know if there were an issue on the day. Even if there was a problem, the hotel staff went out of their way to make sure that our guests felt at home and happy with their experience. The food was spectacular - even with our very specific dietary needs for the groom. Chef Ohdran went out of his way to make sure that we were beyond happy with what was being served - and we were! Shona organised everything exactly how we envisioned it to be; Anna and Mark made sure every desire we had was met before we realised it - right down to keeping our one year old Best Little Man happy during dinner (and breakfast the next morning)! I have traveled a bit and organised many events both in the U.S. and abroad and I have never had such a pleasurable hotel experience as we had on our wedding weekend. We couldn't get over how much it felt like we were simply part of the family at The Rose. We will definitely be back soon! 

Billy & Stephanie O'Sullivan, Wedding Reception, 11th June 2016


To Shona & all the Rose Hotel staff,

Thanks very much for a fantastic day on the 25th June 2016. Everything including: The drinks reception, the buffet (seconds were had by many), the service, the décor and all the help Sinead & I received in organising the wedding day itself was first class and everything done with a smile. We would easily recommend The Rose Hotel to any bride and groom looking for the ideal wedding venue.

Yours sincerely,

Terence & Sinead Crean, Wedding Reception 29th June, 2016



Dear Shona and Mark and all the staff at The Rose Hotel,

Dominic and I want to thank you all so much for everything  you did for us not only on our Wedding Day but for the entire twelve months leading up to the Big Day. Our Wedding Day was the best day of our lives, as was the entire weekend we spent with you at The Rose Hotel.

The pure luxury and decadence of the Hotel is outstanding, it exudes comfort and tranquillity and basks in the glow of its warm hospitality. We could not have picked a better location. We cannot praise Shona enough for all the work she put in to making our day the day it was. She is simply a pleasure to deal with, she always had time for a tea and chat, contactable whenever we wanted, and had some brilliant contributions and suggestions of her own which all helped make our day so memorable.  Mark was an absolute gent to deal with from the moment we met. He is a master at what he does and thanks to both Mark and Shona our wedding reception was flawless and will firmly remain etched in our hearts.

We also would like to commend the staff at The Rose Hotel who were superb. They looked after ourselves and our families and guests with complete ease. Each and every one was friendly and engaging and more than obliging. A number of our guests remarked on how blown away they were by the friendly nature of the staff.

The food on the day surpassed our greatest expectations. It was superb. When our guests were leaving they made particular reference to the meal and how amazing and delicious it was. Service at the meal was excellent. No delays, ran like clockwork and Anne was brilliant in overseeing all aspects of the service.

We cannot recommend The Rose Hotel enough. We were so sad leaving after the wedding so much so, that the minute we got home we booked a night away there again.  There is nothing I would change about my Wedding Day, no regrets….

Wishing The Rose Hotel and all its staff the very best for the future and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Warmest Regards,

Dominic and Siobhan Roche, Wedding Reception 30th April, 2016


To Shona and all the staff in Fels Point Hotel:

I would like to say a huge thank you to ye all on behalf of myself and Mark. From the minute that we decided to go with Fels Point for our wedding reception ye have been absolutely brilliant. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the wedding and are still raving about the hotel, the food and the staff ye were nothing but professional.

We would highly recommend the Fels Point Hotel for anyone planning a wedding or even just a weekend break. Shona was always on hand to listen to an queries or request that I had throughout the planning. The week of our wedding was so relaxed thanks to Shona, Mark and all the rest of the staff in Fels Point. We wanted to give our wedding a personal touch involving the two counties that we come from ( cork and kerry) any ideas and props that we had were not a problem everyone in the hotel literally took it out of our hands so there was no stress.

Fels point is a fabulous hotel with a homely touch making every one of our wedding guests feel welcome x

Sarah & Mark Foley, Wedding Reception, 5th February 2016



Hi Shona,
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did for our wedding reception. We have received so many compliments from our guests on how fantastic the meal was and how great a job the staff did in ensuring everyone had a wonderful day from start to finish. The staff couldn't have done more for us and were extremely helpful in the preparation process for our wedding day. There are no words that can express how grateful we our for the effort that the team at Fels Point Hotel put into making our special day as stress free as possible. We would highly recommend Fels Point Hotel as a wedding reception venue.

Mary Murphy


Hi Shona,

We began our search for a venue for our civil ceremony around Kerry in January 2015, we tried several hotels, all very good and all would have been lovely. The last hotel we tried was The Rose Hotel formerly Fels Point, which we had been in many times before for lunch and dinner , so we knew the layout and how friendly the staff were. We met with the manager Dennis and the wedding planner Shona at the hotel. From that point we knew that this was for us. Nothing was too much and they meant it.
The several meetings we had up to our day in august were very positive and we always left feeling excited and relaxed about how under control everything was. Also the communication was excellent, we were in constant email contact and all our questions were answered thoroughly and promptly.
The night before the wedding was when the hotel and staff really showed us what our weekend was going to be like, all our guests were looked after in the restaurant and bar by friendly and conscientious staff. Shona was there to help with setting up the suite for the ceremony late into the evening.
Our Civil ceremony at the Rose Hotel was nothing less than exceptional, We are so happy with how beautiful, intimate and fun our ceremony was, the room was picture perfect, the detail and layout was amazing, our guests were given a real treat during the drinks reception with great service and wonderful finger food, The staff were really 5 star and the fact that there was no driving to be done was a huge plus and everyone was completely relaxed.
Our suite for the meal was like a wonderland and the food was even better than we remembered at the tasting, everything came out piping hot and really perfect. We have been receiving many compliments on the entire day from start to finish from our guests who all enjoyed themselves. I just wish it hadn’t gone by so fast! Thank you for helping us create an amazing day and best of luck to you with future events!

Thanks again, Jim & Barbara Staunton, Wedding Reception, 21st August 2015

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