What ever newbee with 1 post.... you have no idea..
actually Kiwi I have to now agree (and I have over 1000 posts). I was IN LOVE
with the glengariff it was so beautiful, the price WAS good, had good feedback and had nice sounding food. I had my heart set and that was it. (see my other posts on the glengariff topic
My initial contact was good with them, however they were reluctant to provide me with a copy of their packages as I was in the next year. to explain at the time we were i getting married in 2010 wedding they only had 2009 available and didnt want to give me (even the electronic version) of their packages (I just wanted an idea of what was on offer- if the 2009 prices where out of our range then the 2010 ones would have been IYKWIM?).
When I went to visist them they were very helpful (i got VERY lost over 20km in the wrong direction
I found most of the site was clean and presentable, however there was parts that parts where shabby, dusty, cobwebs etc. and the lush green rolling hills on the website where no-where to be found (thanks to the drought I know thats something they cant help), however the celebration lawn was also dry and not lush and green (and you think that section would be kept green even with rain water)
The price had also jumped significantly and I can only put this down to the increase in popularity.
Also I found that they were not willing to negotiate at all on any of the packages or price (ie I had my own wishing well, and I didnt like their table settings, wanted the ceremony in a church, and also didnt want the accomodation as we wanted to spend a night in the city with the bridal party) and they said that we didnt need to use their things however the cost will still be the same, which i found to be a bit rude.
from there it turned a little sour and they basically implied that if I didnt like it to go elsewhere and they didnt need my business (was actaully told that they have a wedding nearly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the year) I did feel from there that I would be treated like "just another wedding". I know to them it is but to me its OUR wedding and OUR day and im sorry if this seems to be a bit bridzilla but I want to be treated special on OUR day (esp when we were looking at spending over $15,000 on 6hrs).
The drinks package also basically started straight after the ceremony (so the wedding would finish at 9pm
without adding extra).
So in saying that we are not going there now, we are now getting married in 2011 and have found that heaps of places in the city are the same price (some are cheaper for the sim packages and reputation) and they are willing to negotiate on packages and treat us special.