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Questions you need to ask your wedding venue

So you have finally set the date for your big day and are busy making a  list of your  wedding suppliers, choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make.
In the following blog post I have made a list of important questions that you will need to ask your wedding venue

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Questions you need to ask your wedding venue

Choosing and booking your perfect wedding venue is absolutely the most important part of the wedding planning process and quite often we overlook some of the most important questions we should be asking. For those of you who are yet to book a venue and need a little assistance with making a decision, please read on and use this article as a source of information when interviewing possible venues for your big day.

The two most important questions are the ones you will need the answer to straight away – so you can disregard some venues immediately.
1. Can they accommodate your wedding ceremony or reception on your chosen date?

  1. What is the capacity of the venue; can they accommodate the numbers you are hoping will attend?
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    Once the above questions have been answered to your satisfaction, it’s now time to move on to the nitty gritty, feel free to pick and choose from the questions we have listed below in order to get all the information you require.

  1. Will the venue provide you with a wedding coordinator or events manager to deal with throughout your planning? If yes, get a name and contact details.
  1. Will there be any other weddings in that hotel or venue on the same day? If so, will this have any impact on the smooth operation of your big day?
  1. Are they willing to negotiate on pricing? Some venues will throw in some extras free of charge; so don’t be afraid to barter! If you are planning a mid-week wedding, then you have every opportunity to make some great savings.
  1. Are there any building works or renovations currently being done in the hotel? If so, will these works be completed by the date of your wedding and can they guarantee this? If you are dealing with a venue that does have building works or renovations going on, it would be advisable to get something in writing that states how this will or will not impact on your day. If the venue has promised to have works competed before the date, get this in writing also.
  1. What is included in the package price? Get down to the smallest items here to make sure you are getting value for money. Little items like corkage, free teas and coffees and welcoming drinks will make all the difference to your pocket.
  1. Will the venue provide a special rate for your guest’s accommodation? Don’t take the first price your venue offers you for accommodation, most hotels can afford to give a significant discount for mid-week weddings, as the hotel would otherwise be quiet.
  1. What is the layout of the room? Can it be changed to suit your preferences?
  1. Are you welcome to bring in outside service providers? Perhaps you’re having a mid-summer wedding and you want to hire an ice-cream van or maybe you’re planning a magic show for the kiddies? This will all need to be discussed in advance. Are you welcome to bring in props and décor items?
  1. Will the hotel offer free Wi-Fi for all of your guests?
  1. How late will the bar be open, can you apply for an extension and will this cost extra? Are your guests welcome to use the resident’s bar at the end of the night?
  1. What are the facilities at the hotel? Are there elevators for elderly guests, do you have wheelchair access? Is there a suitable smoking area for your guests?
  1. Will the venue cater for different dietary requirements? Will this cost extra?
  1. Will the hotel give guests a later checkout time free of charge? (If required.)

The questions listed above are just some of the most important things you should be asking your venue. If you find that some of the answers are not what you expected, then perhaps you can negotiate on price. This checklist, should in any case give you a sound basis for choosing the perfect wedding venue.

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As a busy wedding videographer I am lucky to attend my fair share of weddings in amazing wedding venues through out Tipperary, Kilkenny, and all over Ireland. If you are in the process of wedding planning and trying to decide on your ideal wedding venue, why not contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to offer friendly advice regarding your choice of wedding venue.
If you would like to have your wedding day on film be sure to check out Drangan Video  for an affordable HD wedding video package.

More wedding blog news soon
Eamon.

Tipperary Couple Valerie And Kevin Say Yes

In this week’s blog post I am delighted to sharing  yet another wedding video  from my home county of Tipperary.
Valerie and Kevin celebrated their wedding in Two-Mile-Borris, it is  a small tidy village in County Tipperary located  on the outskirts Thurles town.

February 18th was a lovely day lots of spring sunshine and not a rain drop in sight.
After setting up my main camera and microphones in the church I quickly made my way to Valerie’s house to grab some of the pre wedding excitement.  Aileen Kennedy was the wedding photographer for the day,  Aileen and myself have lost count of the number of weddings that we have covered around Thurles, Cashel, Clonmel and all overTipperary, she is a top class photographer and a pleasure to work with.
Valerie and her Bridal team were enjoying the build up to the main event, the sun was beaming through the windows spring was in the air and the girls had  a spring in their step.
Fr. George Burke conducted a lovely personal and  easy going ceremony with some light hearted comments thrown in helping  to relax the slightly nervous couple.

Happy Wedding Photo Templemore Park Tipperary

Wedding Photos In Templemore Park

We stopped off at Templemore Town park for the wedding photos the park  is a real treasure for the little town of Templemore.
As a wedding photo venue this park has so much to offer a lake and an impressive fountain.
Valerie and Kevin enjoyed a pleasant stroll around the wooded  area of the park, I was delighted to have captured beautiful video footage of the happy couple as they walked hand in hand chatting and enjoying time out from their busy wedding day schedule.

Bride and Groom Enjoying A Woodland Stroll

County Arms Hotel Birr

Our final stop was at the County Arms Hotel in Birr, it is popular choice of wedding venue for Tipperary couples, it is also  one of my favorite wedding reception locations, the  walled Garden is  ideal for wedding video and photo shoots.  Built over 200 years ago  and recently refurbished  the County Arms Hotel, Birr, County Offaly is the perfect wedding venue for any discerning  Bride and Groom.
Valerie enjoyed a fab wedding reception, the speeches were very entertaining and well delivered, during the preparations for the dancing I capture some lovely comments from the guests all wishing the happy couple all the best for the future.
My day finished at 11pm  I was finally on my way home to Tipperary and very happy with my video coverage of Valerie and Kevin’s wedding day.

Advantages Of Hiring A Professional Wedding Videographer

When you plan your wedding day you will hire various wedding suppliers  who will help  you to fulfill your ambitions for the perfect wedding.
A professional wedding videographer is a worth while investment you only get one chance at  getting it right, so  select the appropriate professional to make it happen.

A skilled wedding videographer  will bring   more than just the latest video camera to your wedding,  he/she will have years of  knowledge and experience under their belt.
A professional camera operator will  also get the best vantage points and the right angles ensuring interesting and entertaining  wedding video.
Creative  editing   will make a huge difference in the quality of the wedding film,  have a look at  many  wedding videos online to see an example of the quality  to expect when hiring a professional.
Professional wedding videographers will have the most up to date equipment  the gear used to shoot,  edit, and create your finished wedding video makes a huge difference in the quality of your wedding video.

Valerie and Kevin were more than happy with their wedding DVD, they have also shared a short edit wedding video clip on line, which has received lovely comments and reviews on Facebook.

More wedding blog news next week.
Eamon

Cheerful Colorful Winter Wedding In Kilkenny City

Weddings in Kilkenny are now  an all year round occurrence , gone are the days when a winter wedding was considered to be an out of season event.
Here at Drangan Video our winter wedding bookings have soared to an al-time hight with Kilkenny been our most frequent   location. The following wedding film highlights are that of Nicola and John who were married in St. John’s Church on January 5th 2017.

Nicola and John’s Wedding Story

The story begins with the bridal preps at Nicola’s house situated on Old Golf Links Road in Kilkenny, when I arrived the preparations were in full swing. The very talented Ross Costigan was the photographer he was already there when I arrived, I love working with Ross its fair to say that some of my best films were shot while working  with him, he has an amazing talent for wedding photography. Nicola and John’s wedding video  is  a typical no nonsense  production, it features lots of natural shots which were discreetly recorded  while adapting  a hands off approach.

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St. John’s Church Kilkenny 200th anniversary

St. John’s Church   celebrated  its 200th anniversary on My 12th 2017 the Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, the Right Rev Michael Burrows conducted the the historic ceremony.
Nicola and John have now entered the history records of St. Johns Church just like scores of other Kilkenny couples dating back 200 years, Fr. Sean O’ Connor was the wedding celebrant  he is a lovely guy to work with just so nice and pleasant, putting a slightly nervous Bride and Groom at ease.

Rothe House Museum and Gardens

Situated in the centre of Kilkenny Rothe House and Garden is the ideal stopp off location for a wedding photo shoot,  it was built between 1594 and 1610 and  was the home of the renowned merchant, landowner and Mayor of Kilkenny City, John Rothe Fitz Piers.
Nicola and John enjoyed some time away  from their busy day to relax with the bridal party and get the photo shoot over and done with, the ever beautiful surroundings of Rothe House provided an interesting backdrop for their  wedding film.

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langton House Hotel Kilkenny

Any couple who have had their wedding reception in Langtons will comment on the  absolute Top Class performance by Sean and the staff. The decoration of the room itself is always superbly and tastefully  crafted, everything about langtons spells a quality wedding reception location.
Nicola and John decided to have the speeches before the meal, getting them out of the way allowed the speakers lots of time to enjoy a tasty wedding dinner.

I hope you liked Nicola and Johns wedding video highlights, they are delighted with their DVDS, this clip  has already been shared on facebook and twitter.
If you are considering hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford or indeed any part of Ireland, please feel free to contact my self Eamon  who will be happy to discuss our range  of wedding video packages for 2017/2018 and 2019.

More Kilkenny wedding News Soon.
Eamon.

 

 

 

Autumn Wedding In Kilkenny

October 1st 2016 was a beautiful warm sunny day in Kilkenny, one wedding guest described the beautiful spell of weather as an Indian summer.
I am delighted to be finally getting around to sharing the following  highlights from Galia and Emmet’s wedding video

Video coverage of the day began at Galia’s parents house  situated in Cellarstown, Kilkenny it is only a ten minute drive from Kilkenny city.
My style of  video recording is totally laid back and easygoing, many Kilkenny brides have commented on my  unobtrusive and hands off approach to capturing their special day, I received a nice message from Galia and Emmet saying that they are delighted with their wedding video and barely noticed the camera during the day.

The wedding ceremony took place in St. John’s Church which is situated near McDonagh Junction and Kilkenny, it is a beautiful old church with gorgeous architecture and stunning design. It has huge  ceilings and a purely peaceful, captivating beauty!  I Would recommend stopping off seeing this if you are in Kilkenny.

Wedding in Kilkenny

After the ceremony we went back to Galia’s house for the photo shoot, the house and gardens were in top class condition which was testament to weeks of hard work by a very proud Mum and Dad.

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Galia and Emmet enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the Kilkenny ­Ormonde Hotel which is Kilkenny’s number one 4 star city centre wedding venue. It is located within walking distance of  Kilkenny Castle and Medieval Rothe House.
The staff are always friendly and helpful and their efficent attention to detail is one of the many positive  hallmarks The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding blog post, if you are in the process of looking for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, why not contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to go through our 2017/2018 range of HD wedding videography packages.

More Wedding News Soon.
Eamon

Wedding Video In Ballyragget

Vicki and Seamie were married in Ballyragget Kilkenny, I am very proud to be sharing this fab highlights clip from their wedding video.
Once again I had ventured over the Tipperary Kilkenny border to shoot yet another  wedding video in Kilkenny

Ballyragget is a small town in Kilkenny, it is situated on the banks the river Nore in north Kilkenny.

The video begins on the outskirts of Ballyragget with coverage of Vicki and the girls preparing for the happiest day of Vickie’s life, she is finally about to become Mrs Vickie Corrigan.

St. Patrick’s Church  stands proud in the centre of Ballyragget in an area locally know as chapel lane, it is a lovely setting for a wedding ceremony.

Vickie and Seamie enjoyed a nice relaxed wedding ceremony which was  celebrated by Fr. Tommy Murphy.

Vickie and Seamie at Butler House

We stopped off at Butler House Kilkenny for the photos and  video coverage, the garden and interior of the house are a wedding videographers  paradise.  The interior consists  of  a number of magnificent reception rooms, with high ceilings and impressive bay windows. The perfectly maintained  walled garden is ideal for wedding photos, Kilkenny Castle provided a beautiful backdrop for Vicke and Seamie’s photo call.

Langton House Hotel is one the best wedding venues in the south east, my own daughter had her wedding reception in Langtons in 2013, so I am probably been somewhat  bias in stating that Langtons is my favourite wedding venue in Kilkenny

I really enjoyed working with Vickie and Seamie on the day, they were a dream couple, just so relaxed down to earth  and easygoing, they are very happy with their wedding film.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding  blog post, if you are right in the middle of wedding planning and have not yet hired a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to fill you in on the latest range of high quality HD wedding video packages available from Drangan Video.

More wedding video news soon.
Eamon.