Wedding Fairs

 

                                                 Wedding Fairs

March 4th    Dolmen Hotel                                   2 pm to 6 pm

                                                       We at Odyssey are one of the car companies in the Dolmen’s GOLD PACKAGE so expect to see us here . If you are going to the wedding fair and there is some car in particular you would like to see drop us an email and we’ll bring the most requested . At the moment Clare has requested the Excalibur but if you would like to see the Buick ot the Morris more then let us know. If your choice doesn’t win then why not give us a ring and you can arrange to pop down and view all our cars.  You could also sample cakes and check out our wedding photography package

February 26th

Killerig Hotel from 2pm until 5 pm . This will be our first wedding fair here so I hopefully will be able to write a little about it afterwards. If you’d like to talk to us on the day don’t be shy and if there is one particular car you would like to see let us know. At the moment the Executive Limousine is the one I will be bringing. 

February 19th

The Glenview Hotel  is having their wedding fair between 2pm and 5 pm. I’m sure they’ll have lots of wedding exhibitors showing their wares .

Feb 5th   The Step House Borris      2-6 pm

 January 29th

The Danby Lodge Hotel  are having a wedding fair from 2 til 6 pm and I’m sure they’ll have loads of members of the fairer sex booking what they still need for their weddings.Brides to be don’t forget that we at Odyssey offer wedding packages that you just don’t get anywhere else!!!

January 28th and 29th

RDS DUBLIN     The most famous wedding fair in Ireland . It has all you brides and grooms flocking from all over Ireland . There will be wedding photographers, video flowers ,vintage cars and limousines ,stationary and wedding cakes , dancers and sketch artists . I’ve missed loads and it should be a great day out for the members of the fairer sex but 4 of my sisters has visited this show and all ended up booking locally so if you don’t book anything don’t feel your time was wasted because you never know what great idea will come to you as you are walking around!   

 

January 15th   2012

The Arklow Bay Hotel is having a wedding fair from 2pm to 5 pm and I’m sure that there will a great turnout as normal . Unfortunately Odyssey won’t be attending this year as we have just had a baby but we wish everyone in tha Arklow Bay Hotel Wedding Fair well and we’ll see you all there next year . To celebrate our new ARRIVAL  we’ll be giving our best wedding special offer ever!!

 

September 11th                   The Summerhill House is having one of its open days.  1pm – 5pm

October 2nd 2011             The Woodenbridge Hotel, Arklow

                                               With the main room recently redecorated the Woodenbridge Hotel is sure to draw a lot of interest in the coming months plus the fact its only a few minutes off the N11 and set in some of the most picturesque countryside in Wicklow. Definitely worth a visit !! Have I been wrong yet ?

August 28th                       The Danby Lodge Hotel.

August 14th 2011             The Grand Hotel , Wicklow

                              If you haven’t booked  yet then it might be worth checking out as they have done a lot of improvements over the last year. A big advert push is expected which we will be a part of . Unfortunately due to other commitments we will not be able to attend. Spot our ad in the Wicklow People!!

March 20th 2011             The Riverside Park Hotel,Enniscorthy  2pm – 5pm

March 13th 2011                     The Dolmen Hotel                                        1pm – 5pm

Oh happy days , after 11 straight weeks of wedding fairs we are nearly ready for a break for a few weeks but we’ve ended on a good one. Many happy couples made they way around the reception room the exhibition hall was in full swing upstairs.One of the managers informed me that 4 of them were on duty escorting couples about and they were all busy with new couples arriving all the time.There were a few of the exhibitors who were no shows but to be honest they weren’t missed as the rest of us were able to present a better display with the extra space. Now for who was showing their stuff at the Dolmen Hotel today. The wedding cars were represented by of course Odyssey wedding cars, the classic car company and                 .

Wedding photography was represented by Odyssey wedding photography , Thomas Sunderland and Ken Meaney.

Wedding cakes was represented by Odyssey wedding Cakes and House of Cakes.

Wedding Videography was Odyssey Wedding Videos, Waters Video and  East Coast Video Productions (Eugene Whelan).

There was only the one band here today but they were the very good “Wiseguys” who have a vast range of songs but more importantly know all the good ones to get people up and dancing.   

Wedding dresses and suit hire were being supplied by MACS menswear, Bridal Hall and Jesole.

Martins Jewellers from Wexford were on site with a brilliant display of jewellary not forgetting the all important rings.

Mr Simms and Chocolate Fountain Hire were looking after everyone’s sweet tooth.

Butlers of  Dungarvan were on hand to offer chair covers,back drops etc..

For getting yourself ready for your big day we had Curves for your figure and they are opening in Carlow at the end of March and we had Zoom teeth whitening from Pembroke Dental Centre.

To finish off we have Hughie Glynn Caricatures to keep all your guests amused on your wedding day and we have Sam McCauley Caricature Invitations and stationary at The Digital Photo Centre.

I better not forget to mention that Celtic Wedding Planners organised the wedding fair today at the Dolmen.

Feb 27th 2011                     The Ashdown Park Hotel                          2pm – 5pm

Not as many couples through the door as normal and even though the exhibitors were out in force there wasn’t many people to offer their services to.Odyssey wedding photography,Adrian O’Brien and Leo Doyle were offering the wedding photography.Odyssey wedding video and Lens Video were offering the wedding videos. Odyssey wedding cakes and the Cake Creator were offering the wedding cakes.Odyssey wedding cars were offering the wedding cars .

 We at Odyssey are wondering if this is the trend for things to come and is the day of the ‘wedding fair’ nearly past!? It is very obvious to us that numbers at wedding fairs has definitely dropped over the last 12 – 24 months with bookings on the day nearly unheard of anymore. People are shopping around using the internet, finding what they want there and booking over the phone or by email. This is the 21st century and hotels and exhibitors need to realise it! Odyssey have so insigning off let me just say “CATCH YOU ON THE WEB! ”

Feb 27th 2011                    The Lord Bagnel Hotel                                2pm – 5 pm

The Lord Bagnal always has a good wedding fair. I presume this must be down to Faith Ammond who always organises it .There was a full collection of stands with a choice in nearly all of the various types . There was Odyssey Video,Lens Video,Waters video and Barrow Video for wedding video hire. There was Odyssey wedding photography,Gibbon photography and Ken Meaney photography for wedding photography.Wedding cakes were on offer from Odyssey wedding cakes, the House of Cakes and Marianne’s Cakes. Wedding cars were being offered by Odyssey wedding cars and Bobby Stack’s Classic cars .Hennessey’s   from Kilkenny were offering suit hire. The Wedding Duo were  offering the church music.Smaointe Iontacha (wonderful thoughts) were doing the invitations. There were several other companies at the wedding fair but unfortunately I’ve lost their cards so if they are reading this and want to drop me a email I’ll put them in here.

Feb 20th 2011                      Mount Wolseley                                               1pm – 5pm

Feb 20th 2011                      The Grand Hotel ,Wicklow                       1 pm – 5 pm

Feb 13th 2011                    The Step House Hotel , Borris                      3pm – 6 pm

I must say I was pleasantly suprised by the Stephouse Hotel. Its very deceptive from the outside , neat but a bit plain if you know what I mean but once you step inside its a completely different story. Class and elegance are the name of the game here and the couples couldn’t complement the rooms upstairs enough. Also it was was of the best run wedding fairs I’ve seen for a while speaking well for staff efficiency.Overall a very good turnout. The represented  exhibitors were wedding cars  Odyssey  wedding cakes Odyssey and House of Cakes,  Photographers were Odyssey and Ken Meaney Photography , wedding DJ was DAVTEK IRL,  Makeup was RUSTIQ Salon and The Hair Mob, Suit Hire by Hennessy’s of Kilkenny, Invitations by sin e origionals, all your wedding extras by Audrey’s Wedding Occassions, jewellary by ju-L and bridal ware by Jeutonic.

Feb 13th 2011                      The Summerhill House, Enniskerry      1pm – 5 pm

All the normal suppliers here plus a couple of extras. AKM limousines were here this afternoon and as usual the lads were in fine form. They are one of the few companies we recommend when we’re booked up ourselves. There was also a wedding singer but as she sang the whole time our representitive never found out who she was so if she reads this and wants a mention just let me know and I’ll put your name up. Eugene Whelan was the video and Charlie Sharkey provided the photography as well as Odyssey. Pro DJs were knocking around and Amazing Cakes were trying to compete with Odyssey as well. ( Just joking, we all get on really well) . I belive the hotel done very well with couples queueing to book so if you’re planning to get married in the Summerhill House Hotel you may get your finger out. As usual a very well ran wedding fair and I’m looking forward to the next one in a few weeks.

Feb 6th 2011                      Glenview hotel                                           1pm – 5 pm

What can I say . I am just back from the Glenview hotel wedding fair and frankly if I hadn’t paid before the start they would have had a job getting the money off me afterwards!!  Myself, Bellasoul and Cotter Travel were left sitting in the reception and Fitzgerald Suit Hire were stuck in a back room with the wedding dress lady (whose name I didn’t get as I never saw her!.)  I’m sure that the exhibitors in the main reception room were happy enough with the day as there was a large attendance, however, for us, we felt that punters didn’t get a fair viewing when many stands weren’t even visable. We had stopped attending the wedding fairs in the Glenview 3 years ago due to the same problem – but decided to give it another chance after they contacted us.  We felt (and all others who were omitted from the main hall) that it was so badly organised and did not warrant the exhibitor fees which we were charged.  We won’t be back in the near future. We will stick with better organised fairs like  the Summerhill House in Enniskerry . (See us there, next Sunday 13th !!) 

Jan 16th 2011                    Arklow Bay Hotel                                           1pm – 5 pm

My feet are killing me.I’m after spending 4 straight hours standing chatting to people without a minute to rest my weary feet. I had Paul Leonard Videos and Adrian O Brien Photography on either side of me and it was a struggle to keep them out of the cake samples.A quick list of suppliers would be Cars - Odyssey wedding cars   , Fitzgerald of Tara Hill with he’s Beaufords , and Lens Video with a Beauford and limo. Photographers would be Odyssey Photography , Adrian O’ Brien , Fiona Anderson . Garry O’Neill and Gareth Byrne.        Cakes were Odyssey wedding cakes , The Cake Lady and the Cake Creator. Video were Lens Video and East Coast Video and ,yes you’ve guessed Odyssey .Donna Olohan was advertising honeymoons .B Couture ,Alfie Byrne and Marie McEleheron were doing the wedding dresses.Donal and Oisin Molloy were doing the DJ and the Band (The Wiseguys ( these guys are  very good but don’t tell them I said so!!)) and of course Rose was there with the flowers. Finishing time was supposed to be 5pm but as anyone who was there to the end will know that it was nearly 6 before it was all over.Well done to the organisers in the Arklow Bay Hotel for a cracking wedding fair !

 

OCT 7TH                                LORD BAGNEL, LEIGHLINBRIDGE                      6PM – 10 PM

 THE LORD BAGNEL HAD A GOOD TURNOUT WITH A STRONG FLOW OF COUPLES LOOKING TO ORGANISE THEIR WEDDINGS AND SEVERAL WERE PRICING THE LORD BAGNEL FOR THE JOB. DON’T KNOW HOW MANY BOOKED ON THE NIGHT BUT AS I WAS NEAR THE HOTEL STAND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE TABLE WAS RARELY QUIET.FAITH AMOND THE ORGANISER RAN A FABULOUS FASHION SHOW AND EVERYONE WAS PLEASED WITH THE WAY THE NIGHT WENT. I’M SURE WE’LL ALL BE BACK IN THE LORD BAGNEL ON THE 27TH FEBRUARY.

Oct 10                                Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny road , Carlow    2pm – 4pm

Today was held especially for people who had either booked already or had provisionally booked their wedding with the Dolmen Hotel.  Exhibitors like ourselves had been asked to come along and display our wares for the happy couples.Odyssey had on offer cakes , photo’s, doves ,cars etc and had a lively three hours answering questions and showing people the Excalibur which was the car we had in the Dolmen today. Over all a good day with everyone going home happy.

Oct 10                                 Mount Wolsely, Tullow                                  2pm – 5pm

What can I say except this is one of the best crowds we’ve seen this year. With about 40 exhibitors and God only knows how many couples the place was a hive of activity from start to finish. My wife was complaining about her high heels as she never got to sit down from before 2 until the fashion show at 5.  Lots of people were very interested in the photo and car packages but it was the cake samples that drew the people to the Odyssey stand.  Over 2 kilos of cake was consumed by couples often returning 2 and 3 times for ” just one more piece ” ( you know who you are ) . If we did not have time to talk to you today then why not give us a ring and discuss your wedding with us as some details really need to be described . 087 2711921 or 0402 37227.

  AS WE HAD A GOOD RESPONSE IN THE LORD BAGNEL WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SPECIAL OFFER OF THE FULL DOVE PACKAGE AT ONLY € 200 WHEN ORDERED WITH ANY OTHER SERVICE!!

oct  17                            Carlton Millrace Hotel , Bunclody           2pm – 5 pm

Oct 24                           Amber Springs Hotel  , Gorey                    1pm – 5pm

Well I have to say that this was a well received wedding fair .Over 80 couples passed through the doors of the Amber Springs Hotel and maybe as many as 120. While there was lots of couples just coming to scope the hotel out there were lots of interested couples for the 18 stands that took part in the wedding fair. Adrian O’Brien , Leo Doy

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