Newpark Hotel: Wedding day joy

    Jenny McCarthy, celebrity wedding photographer

    THE FLYNN family-owned Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny is inviting soon-to-be brides and grooms and their families to an afternoon of inspiration at their Wedding Workshop on February 4 from 12 noon to 5pm.

    Guests, visitors and their friends will be joined by celebrity wedding photographer Jenny McCarthy, florist extraordinaire Lambert de Bie, make-up artist Yvonne Maher and the hotel’s expert wedding team.

    Jenny McCarthy is one of Ireland’s most sought-after wedding photographers.

    She captured the special moments at the weddings of Ireland’s much-loved celebrities including Pippa O’Connor and Suzanne Jackson.

    With 12 years’ experience in the wedding industry, Jenny will present a very special Bride Guide Workshop from 3pm to 3.45pm.

    She will share her wealth of knowledge with guests on how to make their wedding day unforgettable, from posing tips for photos to advice on what to splurge or save on.

    The elegant affair will include a floral demonstration from 1.45pm to 2.30pm with Dutch master florist Lamber de Bie, who will advise on how to expertly craft stunning arrangements for their big day, using the most beautiful seasonal flowers.

    The afternoon will continue with make-up artist Yvonne Maher sharing her tips and tricks from 2.30pm to 3pm, to ensure each bride walks up the aisle with that coveted dewy, bridal glow.

    MC is Beat 102-103’s Trishauna Archer, who appeared on the latest series of RTE’s First Dates.

    Newpark Hotel will dish out delicious treats and bubbles for couples to enjoy, while picking up top wedding planning tips throughout the afternoon.

    Guests will have the opportunity to ask Jenny, Lamber and Yvonne any wedding questions they have during a Q&A session from 3.45pm to 4pm.

    Situated on the edge of medieval Kilkenny City, on 30 acres of parkland and award-winning landscaped gardens, Newpark Hotel provides a breath-taking backdrop for any couple’s big day.

    The ballrooms, adorned with sparkling chandeliers, opulent drapes and elegant floral candelabras, radiate romance and grandeur, and offer the perfect option for an intimate reception or a lavish gala wedding.

    Workshop guests are invited to view the Newpark’s newest space, The Terrace, which opened in the summer of 2017. I

    n a contemporary, atmospheric and relaxed outdoor setting, The Terrace is ideal for pre and post wedding drinks and dining.

    A state-of-the-art retractable roof and outdoor heating allows The Terrace to be used all year round and its bistro-style decor with a Parisian feel is complemented by plush throws and comfortable seating.

    Mark Dunne, General Manager Newpark Hotel told The Reporter: “Our wedding team will be on hand on February 4 to share their expertise with brides and grooms-to-be, and discuss the range of packages available.

    “We held our first wedding reception in the hotel in 1966, so our staff have decades of experience looking after couples, ensuring that their day exceeds all expectations.

    “At Newpark Hotel we are committed to ensuring that the wedding of every couple’s dreams is made into a reality, with each and every detail tailored to their specifications, from a sumptuous five-course meal made with locally-sourced ingredients, to a sophisticated drinks reception to toast the happy couple.”

    Newpark Hotel Wedding Workshop is free to attend and anyone planning a wedding is invited.

    For more information on weddings at The Newpark Hotel visit or call 056-77-60500.