Wedding Testimonials

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Noel & Anita June 2016 

We were delighted to have our wedding in Avon ri, not only was it the perfect setting for our perfect day but also the staff could not have treated us and our guests better. All our guests commented on how good and friendly the service and food was.  The houses were ideal for everyone staying, giving each person their own unique experience of Avon ri. I could not thank the staff more for making our day very special.

Aine and Triona 27.05.16

It's hard to believe our wedding day is over but what a fantastic day and weekend. When we first saw the Avon Ri our minds were made up on the spot. The setting is amazing and the staff made us feel at home straight away. Thanks to Isobel and all the staff at Avon Ri for an amazing day. No last minute changes were too much and Isobel was always happy to oblige. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Our guest haven't stopped talking about the day and the Avon Ri since. With over 100 guests its hard to have an intimate setting for a wedding but thats exactly what you get at the Avon Ri. We would recommend this venue to anyone.

Zita & Larry McGowan - July 2014

We were blessed with the service, professionalism and dedication from the team at Avon Rí. From our first visit we felt looked after. Valerie and Laura were with us right down the line, and the benefit of their experience enabled us to avoid any pitfalls for the big day. They gave it to us straight, professional to the last. They were accommodating and attentive, well organised and genuinely interested in making it the best day it could be. They provided solutions, not problems, and that is what providing a service is all about! I would recommend Laura, Valerie and all of the friendly staff to anyone. 

The food was exquisite and Martin (Head Chef) was very thorough and committed. He insists that quality must be consistent for all guests, and this was certainly the case on the day. Having the food just right is so important, and we were delighted with both the service and the food itself. Excellent. 

As a venue we couldn't have asked for better. The houses are perfect for guests, spacious and fully kitted out. The bars were well stocked and manned. There was no consideration required regarding noise level, as there were no sleeping guests above us, as would be the case in many hotels. We partied on late into the night! The surroundings and views are stunning and it's a very child-friendly resort. 

So don’t hesitate folks. Have your wedding reception at the Avon Rí. You will be well looked after in a stunning location with your nearest and dearest happily accommodated within walking distance! 

Glen & Ewa Young - September 2013

To Valerie and all the staff,

From the first day we walked into Avon Ri we were blown by not only the stunning views but the hospitality of all the staff. Everybody made such an effort and we knew this was the place for us. Valerie thank you so much for all your advice and help. It really made our Wedding stress free knowing everything was being looked after by you and your team. The Wedding Day was more than what we could have ever dreamed it could be. Our family and friends are still taking about the most amazing meal they ever had. We knew after the wedding tasting that Chef Martin’s cooking would “Wow” everybody and it done just that. Avon Ri will always have a special place in our hearts.  Thank you all again for all the memories.

Unity & Cliff Pollard – September 2013

My husband and I got married in the Avon Ri, Sept 2013. From our first meeting with Valerie and Laura we were made feel at ease. There was a very short space of time between our first meeting and the wedding date but the Avon Ri reassured that what we wanted was achievable.  Our day was so special from start to finish and we couldn’t have chosen a better place in the Avon Ri. The views are spectacular which we were made even more special by the ‘lucky’ good weather. The staff were fantastic ensuring we didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day. The food and location were complemented by our guests all day and long after that. The selection of food and the quality were outstanding.  I can’t speak highly enough of the chef and we couldn’t be happier in our choice for our special day.  Thank you again !

Deirdre & Martin Fennelly - August 2013

We had both our Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Avon Ri. The location is just spectacular, the food was amazing and the service and care we got from Valerie and the team was just brilliant right from our very first meeting up until the wedding was over.  Every detail was taken care of including a fantastic BBQ the following day for all our guests who all stayed on a 2nd night!  Nothing was too much trouble and Valerie had everything under control right from the start.  Our guests raved about the food in fact they still talk about it, Martin is a wonderful chef who certainly knows how to put on a spread! The reception was so much fun and Avon Ri even provided babysitters allowing all of our friends to dance on until the wee hours!

Great memories from a great day & we can't wait to come back soon.  Thanks again to the team at Avon Ri xxxx Deirdre & Martin 

Julian & Dave Colacioppo - June 2013

Hi Valerie,

Thanks for organizing our wedding. We had a great time with our family and friends.  The food was amazing and the venue was impeccable.  We received so many complements and were really happy with everything.  We had guests coming from many parts of the world and we were delighted with the great memories that Avon Ri provided to us all.

Sean & Linda Bohan – March 2013

We had our wedding in Avon Ri on the 15th March 2013. Val the wedding manager and all the Avon Ri team made it such a wonderful day with wonderful memories that we will hold forever. Val the wedding Manager is a wonderful and amazing person who made everything effortless and stress free to give us our dream wedding. The whole team in Avon Ri make you feel so welcome and are more like an extended family when dealing with them from planning, to the venue, entertainment, food, accommodation all was catered to our needs.

The venue is the perfect fairytale backdrop for any wedding ceremony or afters function. We had our ceremony their on site with the beautiful Blessingtion lakes and Wicklow mountains as our backdrop. The venue is perfect for all in one as you can have your ceremony, drinks reception, afters and photographs and accommodation all in one location and convenient .  We also had our lads evening the night before and the activity staff were super with organising clay shooting and outdoor activities and we had the ‘last supper’ in the bar with wonderful food. From val the event manager to the food & waiting staff and the bar staff was of the highest standard the whole way through and made it a fun and stress free day that we and our family and friends will always remember. 

Thank you to all the Avon Ri team for not just creating a wonderful day but so many wonderful memories that we and our family will never forget

Sinead & Tom - August 2012

I would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Avon Ri for being part of our wedding. 

We had an absolutely fantastic day, the setting was perfect and the sun shone for the whole day making our special day even more spectacular. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting on such a beautiful day that we had last August.  The scenery was just magnificent and it was the perfect setting for our reception drinks out on the deck.   

I would like to thank all the staff at Avon Ri who looked after us and our guests for not just on our  day but for the whole wedding weekend as well.  From the organising stages (from New Zealand!) right through until the wedding day, the staff were brilliant and couldn't have been more helpful in ensuring that everything went smoothly and perfectly for the big day. Everything from our reception drinks, the meal right through until the dancing into the wee hours, was perfect. The staff were so helpful and friendly throughout our wedding weekend and went out of their way to ensure that everything was perfect. 

Myself and husband will be back home for Christmas from New Zealand and will definitely be making a stop at Avon Ri for a drink and a meal and the wonderful atmosphere before returning back here. 

A huge thank you to everyone at Avon Ri once again for all their help, hard work and friendliness and making our wedding day so special and beautiful. 

Thank you,

John and Marie Gillooly - November 2011

We had an absolutely amazing day at the Avon Ri on Friday 11th November 2011. Our wedding reception was everything we desired and more!! Andy, Eric and all the girls and guys that served our dinner and drinks on the day were amazing. They were very friendly and made everyone feel relaxed. The food was amazing, our guests were very impressed as they felt that they received the same attention to detail as we did at the top table. There were no complaints at all about any aspect of our big day and that was down to the dedication of the team in the Avon Ri. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone in the Avon Ri for making our big day so very special. 




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    Welcome to Avon Ri Lakeshore Resort & Adventure Centre

    Whether you are planning a weekend away with friends, a family holiday in Ireland, a corporate team building event or even your wedding, Avon Rí offers an unforgettable experience 'that's different'.

    Avon Ri is a leisure & corporate resort purposely-built in a holiday village style, situated on the outskirts of the historical town of Blessington, overlooking the magnificent Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow 'The Garden of Ireland' at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, and only 45 minutes from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport.

    Our resort combines luxury Townhouse Self-Catering Accommodation, a Lakeview Bar with Rooftop Terrace, a 'really good food' Lakeview Restaurant, along with a highly reputable Adventure Centre offering an extensive range of outdoor activities and leisure facilities including Swimming Pool & Gym, all situated in a breathtaking lakeshore setting spread over nine acres of land.

    Avon Rí is also very convenient to some of Ireland's most famous racecourses, including Punchestown and The Curragh, as well as excellent golf courses, such as The K Club, Tulfarris, The European and Lisheen Springs.