New Years Eve 2013 was a very special day for myself and my Husband Stephen. We decided to choose New Years Eve for our Wedding date In Dublin because we wanted a big party and night that all our guests would remember forever. When scouting for Dublin Hotel venues we wanted a venue that could accommodate our Civil Ceremony and reception. On our first visit to The Morrison we knew it was the perfect venue for us. The modern decor and atmosphere fit our style perfectly and the level of service we received at our first meeting was second to none. The planning process from time of booking to the big day was effortless thanks to James Bryne & Paul Joy.
When the night before the wedding came around myself and my bridal party were a little overwhelmed with the preparations but the management and staff couldn't help enough and insisted that we have some food and a drink in the bar while they took care of everything.
We had a romantic civil ceremony at 4pm by candle light in the Printworks followed by cocktail reception and canapes, dinner and evening entertainment. Our guests were blown away but the quality of the food, level of service & the atmosphere in The Morrison.
As bride and groom we were made to feel very special and there was no request to big or too small.
We would like to thank all management and staff at The Morrison Hotel for making the best day of our lives so memorable.
'Angelina & Stephen' 31.12.13
“We had our Civil Partnership at the Morrison Hotel in Feb 2012; we had been planning our big day for quite a while and had visited different venues both home and abroad. When we went to the Morrison for our first meeting and to view the venue, we knew immediately this was the place for us, we met with James and Susan whose professionalism and understanding for what we wanted to achieve and how we wanted the day to proceed like was excellent, after much searching we finally found our perfect venue. The one thing we did not want was the typical wedding hotel and with the Morrison you get something very different in the best possible way. The Morrison has different spaces according to guest numbers and be it 200 guests or 50 guests, the treatment, care and attention you receive from the staff is second to none, we cannot praise the staff and management enough especially Paul who took care of us on the day and made sure everything flowed without flaw. On arrival were greeted with champagne and canapés in the Morrison bar before moving into the Halo restaurant for our meal where the food has to be described as top quality and second to none. Afterwards we returned to the Morrison Bar where we had a fabulous night of music from the wonderful Sonya Grimes. To finish off with we stayed in one of the wonderful rooms in the hotel, a great end to a great day, The Morrison Hotel without doubt cannot be praised enough and comes with the highest recommendation, a massive thank you to Susan, James, Paul and all the staff at the Morrison for helping us have the day we always wanted.”
Paul & Shanes’ Wedding 03.02.12
"My husband moved to Florida from Dublin in August of 2010, it was going to be the last time we would be in Dublin before our wedding planned for October 2011, so we looked at over 20 venues from the country to city centre. The last location we looked at on the day before my husband emigrated back to Florida with me, was The Morrison. It met every unique request we had, a separate entrance from the hotel, a beautiful courtyard so no one had to escape the party to smoke or get air, an attached, quiet sitting room for our elderly guests and huge bathrooms exclusive to our reception. Little did we know that was just the beginning.
We made our final decision a few months later, in
which of course we chose the Morrison. I realized looking back I wasn’t the
easiest customer but they were in constant contact and very helpful. And if I
could only mention all of the arrangements and helpfulness of the staff BEFORE
the big day, (all the way down to sending someone up to kill a spider in the
bathroom in our room the night before!).
James and Susan allowed us to do the tasting a week before the wedding, and if we were worried that someone or something would outshine the bride, it would have been the food, every bite of food was gourmet quality and we did not want to stop eating. We were afraid however with such a mass production of food that the day of the reception the quality may suffer, but to the contrary, it was just as phenomenal and our guests are still talking about it.
The day of the wedding James was attentive and was there before we knew we needed him, it was an absolutely stress free and more than amazing experience, James and the staff did everything to accommodate our party.
The day after the wedding once we woke up in the penthouse with our amazing view, about noon, and we decided it was time to start packing up. We went down to the reception desk to gather the cake stands, plates and center pieces, the staff went so far as to drain the water out of each center piece, dry it and take the small plastic beads that were in the bottom of each glass bowl and dry them and put them in a separate bag…the service was over the top.
I could go on about the food, experience and staff, Susan from the preplanning and James for making the day so perfect and easy, but the last thing I would say, the quality could not be out done by any other venue, it was absolutely flawless. I would be more than happy to give my recommendation to anyone contemplating having their wedding at the Morrison, just the perfect experience."
Whitney & Patricks’ Wedding 08.10.11
"Myself and Andy had our first date in the Morrison so the hotel
has always had a special meaning for us. However, when picking a wedding venue
it wasn’t just the fact that we had started our relationship there – it’s such a
stylish and beautiful venue and the food is fantastic, so it was an easy
decision for us to make.
We were having a small wedding, about 50 guests, and
didn’t want the traditional function room wedding. Therefore the Restaurant was
the ideal place. It’s stylish, quirky layout was ideal for us. The table
arrangement we chose allowed plenty of space, but an intimate atmosphere. We
had our drinks reception on one level and then just moved upstairs for our
fantastic meal, and then had a great celebration in the bar afterwards with lots
of live music and fun. I don’t believe there is a better venue in Dublin for
the smaller, more intimate wedding.
From the day I made the first phone call to the day after the wedding we experienced top class service, professionalism, care and attention to every aspect of our special day. James was the ideal Events Manager – calm and organised and nothing was ever too much trouble. This was the same for all the staff on the day. Huey and Roger went out of their way to ensure that everything went smoothly for us. They were always at hand to ensure that we had everything we needed and the whole day went brilliantly as a result.
The best compliment I can give the Morrison Hotel is that our wedding day went exactly as we had planned it. This is because the staff of the Morrison listened to us, understood our “vision” of the day and delivered everything!"
Ruth and Andy Geraghtys’ 13.09.11
"Choosing a wedding venue is one of the first things you do once you decide to get married. We started looking even before having told our friends and family that we were going to tie the knot ! We had decided on a city centre location, as we knew we would have half the wedding party travelling from overseas. But other than the location, I am not sure that we had a clear idea of what we wanted. After having contacted and met with several city centre hotel event and sales managers, the Morrison Hotel and its staff revealed themselves to be a cut above the rest.
Instead of sales talk, we got clear,
professional advice and prompt responses. Their staff always treated us with
respect and made us feel like our special day was important to them - not just
another couple on the wedding conveyor belt ! Small things like asking us to
take a seat and have a coffee while we talked through the options or offering to
show us the wedding suite (and the penthouse – nice!) made us feel like we
weren’t being rushed (or pushed!) into making our decision. While some hotel
event managers are pushy and ‘talk the talk’, we realized that James was honest,
straight up and reassuring. He wanted our day to go well just as much as we
did. He offered value for money as opposed to unnecessary extras and ‘token’
In terms of decor, some hotels we visited had function rooms that made my granny’s front room look modern. We wanted something a little different than the usual swirly carpet and fussy curtain look. The Morrison has a funky modern feel with a classic and chic interior. We had our reception in the bar which was bright and open with a real relaxed, fresh feel to it. I can still remember the buzz and hub of our guests chatting and laughing over drinks before dinner. Printworks looked great – with its red and green chairs, white backdrop and minimalist design – it is modern and funky but without that cold, clinical feel which some new hotels tend to have.Our guests raved about the food and in terms of logistics everything ran like clockwork, without a single hitch! From the moment I walked in the door on the day, I knew that Huey was doing his utmost to make sure everything ran smoothly. His staff was friendly and courteous, obliging and smiley. Just what we wanted !
We would fully recommend the Morrison Hotel – it is a fantastic place to have your wedding. There is no doubt that you are in good hands and that your special day is just as special to the staff there. Too many hotels ‘cash in’ on weddings on a regular basis and as a result lose the personal touch. There was no fear of that at the Morrison.
I know I will give a little smile every time I pass by now, and plan to pop back for a drink at the bar very soon...and re-live that happy, relaxed glow in the small hours of our wedding night at the residents bar!"
Janice & Sylvain's Wedding 27.08.11
"We looked long and hard for a classy but cool reception venue in Dublin city centre, and as soon as we visited The Morrison we were sold. It is a beautiful venue, with the classic gallery area right on the quays, a pretty outdoor space and a contemporary reception room which allows you the freedom to make the room your own. We cannot praise the staff enough for their service, friendliness and attention to detail, both in the lead up to the wedding and on the big day itself. Nothing was too big or small a request, and from the moment we set foot in the hotel on the morning of our big day we felt relaxed and happy knowing everything was in good hands, and also delighted to be welcoming our guests into such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. James Byrne, who was our contact in the lead up to the wedding, was extremely professional and knowledgeable about what would work and what wouldn't, while at the same time allowing us to be creative and add out own personal touches to the day. Many of our guests also commented on the friendliness of the staff, the high standard of service and the outstanding food that was served. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would recommend the Morrison as a wedding venue to anyone wishing to celebrate their marriage in high style, yet in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Thank you again to all the staff for helping make our day so happy and memorable."
Blathnaid and Chris's Wedding 13.08.11
Everything about the day was perfect. Something always seems to go wrong at weddings but nothing went wrong at ours, and that is in no small part down to the Morrison.
We had a lot of guests travelling from abroad so we
decided the best idea was to have a city centre wedding. We initially spoke with
Susan in the Morrison. We then dealt with both Susan and James. They were both
excellent to deal with, friendly and professional. It made the whole process so
On the day itself, the place looked absolutely amazing. All the guests were very impressed. We were left in the very capable hands of Huey. I cannot say enough good things about him and the rest of the staff. As my best man put it 'every time you looked away they were folding your napkin or filling your drink', but not in an intrusive way just top class service.
The food was absolutely outstanding, the best I've ever had at a wedding or in any other restaurant for that matter. Again all the guests commented on the quality
All in all, I cannot recommend the Morrison enough. Stylish and top quality service, it felt different than your average wedding, making it feel special for us.
Damien & Charlottes' Wedding 06.08.11