YOUR WEDDING AT THE ABBEY

A WALK THROUGH YOUR BIG DAY

At The Abbey, we believe in turning your wedding dreams into reality. With our dedicated wedding planning team, we are here to inspire and guide you every step of the way, so let us take you on a journey through what your special day could be like, from the moment you arrive until the day after.

When you choose The Abbey for your wedding in Athy, Kildare, the entire venue becomes exclusively yours. Imagine having the chapel function room, 38 bedrooms, and two suites all to yourself. Our expert, attentive weddings team will handle every aspect, from coordinating the day to ensuring the decorations and world-class food exceed your expectations. We want you to cherish every moment of your unforgettable day.

No two weddings at The Abbey will be the same, as we tailor every detail to your preferences so your wedding day will be one-of-a-kind, crafted especially for you.

YOUR WEDDING DAY TIME LINE

Your big day is here

It’s your wedding day! Gather together your wedding party, crack open the champagne and enjoy a spot of breakfast.

It’s time to get ready in your suites

The Abbey has two stunning suites for you to get ready during the big day. The bridal suite is complete with a dedicated “get ready” area, with four vanity stations, a floor to ceiling threefold mirror and plenty of natural light. Making it the perfect space for the bridal party to get ready in. You can also see out into the front courtyard so you can watch your loved ones arrive. The Honeymoon suites has two vanity stations and plenty of space to hang suits for the groom and his groomsmen to get ready.

Exclusively Yours – Your suppliers start to arrive

Whilst you and your loved ones are getting ready and creating those special memories together, your suppliers will start to arrive and work their magic on our beautiful venue, to turn your wedding dreams into a reality.

Guests start to arrive

There’s an hour to go until your ceremony, which means your guests will be starting to arrive. You can watch them arrive from the comfort of our bridal and grooms suites.

Time to say “I do”

It is time to head to our historic chapel where you will say your vows. Walk down the aisle to the soundtrack of your favourite song and meet your partner to say
“I do.”

Reception Drinks

Now that the legalities are out of the way, it is time for the celebrations to begin! Enjoy a drinks reception with your favourite people in our lavender filled courtyard or gorgeous Garden Parlour.

Your banquet awaits in your Ballroom

After drinks, nibbles and socialising it is time for your Wedding meal in the ballroom. Our sample menus for your wedding meal include dishes such as Irish Beef Fillet, Bantry Bay Salmon, delicious vegetarian dishes, and mouthwatering desserts of Chocolate fondant, bonoffe pie, and more.

Evening Guests arrive

After a delicious meal and speeches, it’s time to welcome your evening guests ready for the part to start!

Get the party Started

Let the celebrations begin!

First dance and cake cutting

Take to the floor for your first dance as a married couple, as your guests join you on the dancefloor the party will be well and truly in full swing

Late food

After an hour or so of dancing, it’s time to fuel up on some delicious food again!

Party the night away

Once your evening food has been served, and your guests re-fuelled, it’s time to party the night away until the early hours!

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Wedding at The Abbey
Wedding at The Abbey
Wedding at The Abbey

LET US SHOW YOU AROUND

If you’re a couple looking for a wedding venue in Kildare, Ireland, step into your dream wedding and embark on an unforgettable journey to bring your vision to life. Secure your spot now for a personalised viewing, where our dedicated wedding coordinators will guide you through every stage of your special day, unveiling the magic that awaits in 2024 and 2025. Prepare to be inspired, and ready to make lasting memories at The Abbey. Book your viewing today!

THE DAY BEFORE

The Abbey will be exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding celebrations. You’ll receive a warm welcome when you arrive, from that moment on our team will take away all of the stress so you can enjoy the celebrations. Check into your wedding suites and enjoy a few hours of relaxation while your guests arrive. Then the celebrations can begin! Whether you want the whole family together for a meal or two separate celebrations for the bride and the groom we’ve got you covered!

THE DAY AFTER

Enjoy a slow morning together as a married couple, surrounded by your closest family and friends. After a night of partying, a hearty, relaxed breakfast is in order. Spend the morning catching up and reliving the night before surrounded by delicious food and, perhaps more importantly, coffee! In the afternoon we can fire up the BBQ for a leisurely lunch. The rest of the day is up to you.

The Abbey dining space
The Abbey Ballroom
The Abbey Wedding Venue
The Abbey Ballroom