Testimonials of Cork Kerry Wedding Services



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I´d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and co-operation in helping to make the Marquee such a sucess.

what the "Irish World " says about us

The Cork and Kerry Wedding Service
If you're taken with the beauty of Cork and Kerry, you may well consider taking that captivation to a logical outcome and having your wedding day here. By staff reporter - 04/05/10

Cork Kerry Wedding Services is a one stop shop, and their tried and trusted wedding planning expertise can make your special day perfect. For everything wedding-related that you can think of in the South West of Ireland, they have the knowledge and resources.
They can organise everything from tables, chairs, delph, heating, dance floors, bows, stretch limos, stages, candelabras, red carpets, table linen and fireworks to special white dance floors for weddings and marquees for weddings and parties.

Items can also be supplied to your hotel wedding venue for the day. The company will also arrange hotel and B&B accommodation, self drive, catering, photographers, florists, wedding co-ordinators, bridalwear studios, video hire, dance bands, DJ's, bag pipers and MC.

Of course, everyone’s wedding is different and they work closely with the individual to find out those little touches that can really add to your  wedding experience. They will introduce you to the experts in their own field who will
guarantee you a perfect day.

Their marquees are held in high regard and are an increasingly popular option for holding a celebratory function. Marquees can be supplied with or without floors or linings. Also available are portable VIP toilets and hotel wedding marquees for pre-wedding drinks, as well as covered walk ways with red carpet for churches and hotels.

Selections of scenic locations are available in Cork and Kerry as well as counties Clare and Limerick. Amongst these are Killarney Lake Shore locations. Of particular interest is the Loch Leine Country House Hotel with wide lawns, manicured gardens and beautiful views of the lake and mountains.

Alternatively, you have the Crosshaven House and Blackwater Castle in County Cork, more beautiful settings amongst a myriad of choices.

what customers are saying about us

Betty & David Slattery

.........Betty and I would like to thank you for the excellent service you and your team provided for our recent event.
The high standard of the marquee was commented on by all. The rapidity with which the structure was erected and dismantled with first class.
We were particularly pleased that not a scrap of litter was left behind and that no damage was done to the lawn, shrubs or plants.............

what the "Kerry`s Eye" says about us

We used O' Keeffes Marquees for a function for 150 people in August last based in the grounds of Tralee Rugby Club.
What we were looking for was one company to supply as much as possible and with the expert help of Dan Joe O' Keeffe and O' Keeffes Marquees , the organisation of the event was made very easy.
Tables, delph, seating, table cloths as well as the most luxurious marquee added a very special atmosphere to the evening and created the impact we wanted when the guests arrived.
For an event that needs something special , I would highly recomend O' Keeffes.
Brendan Kennelly, Sales & Marketing Director, Kerry's Eye

Evening Herald, July 17th, Kate Hickey
A full hotel banquet, lavish seat covers, and charger plates, accommodation for all your friends and family - it`s all getting a bit much.
Some people are beginning to feel that hotel weddings are simply a waste of money. Many feel that a wedding in a marquee in the back garden with only 100 guests would be much more intimate. Surprisingly, it`s also more expensive.
However, the reasons for having a marquee wedding, even though it is more expensive, are self explanatory.
"If it`s done properly it`s more personal," says Michael Sherry of "Marquees Over Ireland". "You`re not being kicked out at one o`clock. The standard hotel wedding doesn`t have the individual traits that a marquee celebration can have."
"You can do what you want in a marquee, right down to the furnishing," he continues. "You can have chill-out areas, dance floors, or decorations on the ceiling. You can do more in a marquee than i a hotel."
Of their high price, DJ O`Keeffeof "O`Keeffe Marquees`says: "People who enquire often think it`s cheaper, and that`s our relationship over. However, if someone says, "I want something different," then we know where we`re going after that."
Companies such as DJ`s and Michael`s provide almost everything for the big day, including caterers, audio-visual equipment, generators, toilets, tables and chairs. "We try to do everything we possible can, right down to matchmaking," says DJ jokingly. One great aspect of a marquee wedding is the lack of constraints.If it`s a party of 50 or 300 the marquees can be modified to fit all of your guests and whatever extras you might need.
While most marriages in Ireland take place in churches, civil marriages and blessings are becoming increasingly popular. Happily, if they opt for a marquee, the bride and groom may choose the location where they wish to be wed. It could be in their back garden, the grounds of a hotel, or even on their favorite beach.
Most hotels have the capacity to hold the wedding party within their walls, however, often a marquee will be erected in the grounds either for the civil part of the marriage or for a pre-reception blessing. Within celebrations at hotels the marquee are often used for a champagne reception room or even as a comfortable smoking section outside of the reception, including as they do heaters, tables and chairs.
While the idea of having your wedding outdoors is a romantic and exiting idea it`s always wise to remember that due to our "soft" Irish climate there is always the chance of rain. However, with the right contingency plan in place the whole celebration can go off without a hitch.
It is simply important to remember that if it does rain their must be sufficient room to house all of your guests, musicians, caterers and equipment either indoors or under the marquee itself. With the right amount of storage room, the reception will go on unscathed.
It is also prudent to plan well before your wedding. Marquee suppliers often have bookings for more that two years in advance. You should approach them early on with a detailed plan of exactly what you will need from them. Also many companies will refer you on to other suppliers such as florists, caterers and musicians. It`s best to meet up with all of these parties individually to make sure that their services will suit your needs.
DJ believes "it`s a sign of the changing times in Ireland that marquee weddings have become so popular." He remarks: "Marquee weddings have been going on in dublin for half a century, but they`ve only really arrived in Southern Ireland in the last few years." By all accounts, as more prospective couples seem to be envisaging a lower-key and more intimate wedding, marquees look set to continue to grow in popularity.
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what "The Kingdom" Newspaper says about us:

.........the team of wedding and function experts will supply and organise everything from dance floor to transport, including a stretch Limo, or for diehard romantics, that all-important horse-drawn carriage.

........not only that, but the company will sort out stages, wedding videos, wedding stationary, photos, portable bars and lightning.

Supplying dance floors are another area in which the company specialises, while Dan Joe and his team also provide red carpets, candelabras and candles for ceremonies and functions.

O`Keeffe´s Marquee Hire catered for a wedding that hit the international headlines back in june 2004. The daughter of John F Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg was among the guestsattending the open-air marriage of her friend Elaine Diane Kennelly and Alonzo Church Assion.The ceremony took place overlooking the sea Kilmackillogue Harbour on the Beara Peninsula, outside Kenmare, on Saturday. Dan Joe and his specialist team suppliedd the specially constructed marquee, on Kilmackillogue Pier, where the 100 guests celebrated. The lavish ceremony went on long into the night and each of the guests had a hand-painted stone emblazoned with their Christian name as a table setting.

The Rathmore company also organised the perfect day for a wedding contingent from Chicago who tied the knot by the sea in Dingle last year.

Over the years, O`Keeffe`s Marquee Hire has notched planty of experience catering for weddings at unusual yet scenic spots such as the Gap of Dunloe and Sherkin Island.

At the moment, they are looking forward to helping organise a Greek-style wedding later this year in the west of Ireland.


what the "Irish Daily Mirror" Newspaper says about us:

O`Keeffe has it covered
Ever think about doing things a little differently. New laws allow us to get married wherever we want, so why not take advantage of
them and have your wedding in the beautiful outdoors.
Marquee style weddings are becoming increasingly popular and a massive marquee is the way to go. Think about it, cut out the worry of booking a hotel for the reception, choosing the perfect meal and making sure the mother-in-laws aren´t seated next to each other.
O`Keeffe Marquees will look after all, from the chairs and tables, to the delf and cutlery. They even provide wedding parties with lighting,, heating, floorings and cateres, leaving you with little or nothing to worry about except enjoying your big day.
O`Keeffe Marquees has been specializing in traditional marquee functions for a number of years and that as well as the overall beauty of a
marquee and a desire to be different the introduction of the smoking ban and the banning of children from pubs after 9pm has boosted the business.
In the past people have been of the opinion that marquees are hugely expensive and only for the upper class in society but this theory couldn´t
be more wrong. A marquee simply offers a unique alternative to traditional weddings.


what the "Kerryman" Newspaper says about us:

Ever considered breaking with tradition and hiring an elegant marquee for a special day? Well if so then you´re not alone, according to Rathmore´s, O`Keeffe Marquee Hire, who says that the idea is now becoming extremely popular.
O`Keeffe Marquees has been specializing in traditional marquee functions for a number of years and that as well as the overall beauty of a
marquee and a desire to be different the introduction of the smoking ban and the banning of children from pubs after 9pm has boosted the business.
O`Keeffe Marquees will look after all, from the chairs and tables, to the delf and cutlery. They even provide wedding parties with lighting,, heating, floorings and cateres, leaving you with little or nothing to worry about except enjoying your big day.
When it comes to providing alcohol for the function, O`Keeffe Marquee Hire explained that the most common procedure is for the couple to assign their own publican for the function, with the caterers setting up the bar itself within the marquee. New regulations mean that pub owners can now transfer their licence for a function such as this which has means a great boost for the industry. That makes it ideal for a couple to ask their local publican to operate the bar on the day.
The same applies to decorating the marquee, with the couple`s own florists taking on the responsibility of dressing the guest tables and top table for occasion.
If, however, you would rather leave all this to a professional, your very own wedding planner can be assigned to take all the pressure off the wedding day.
If you`re worried about cost, O`Keeffe Marquee Hire explained that there are packages available to suit all budgets, with your chosen décor, delf, cutlery, lights and even tables of chairs all adding to the overall cost.


what the "Sunday Independent" says about us (Sunday 8th of April 2007):

It is becoming more popular in Ireland to have an outdoor wedding. Dan Joe O`Keeffe is the man to supply this to you with his magnificent marquee tent.
Dan Joe and his team of wedding experts will organise everything for you for your perfect day from dance floors to transport, from food and drink to tables and chairs.
The marquees are finished to a very high standard with garnishing on tables, flowers and lots more personal touches.
O`Keeffe`s marquees were hired for a very famously attended wedding back in 2004. The daughter of John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg attended the wedding of her friend Elaine Diane Kenelly. The ceremony took place in Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
You can make this your ideal day to, contact Dan Joe on (064) 7751272 or visit www.corkkerryweddingservices.com