Your Wedding at The Haven.
The Haven Hotel is a truly unique venue and we are dedicated to making your wedding celebrations perfect.
We specialise in bespoke weddings to suit all tastes and budgets and pride ourselves on attention to detail.
Owned and managed by the Kelly Family for more than 50 years, the hotel was extensively renovated and refurbished in 2016, but the quirkiness and charm remain. We aim to create a relaxed and homely atmosphere and one of the family will be on hand to help you throughout your preparations, as well as on the day. We like to think The Haven is a home from home and larger weddings can enjoy exclusive use.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Dunmore East, a picturesque fishing village in the South East of Ireland and renowned worldwide for it’s beauty and tranquillity. It enjoys stunning views over the Hook Peninsula. There is no better setting to celebrate with your family and friends.
We can cater for small, intimate weddings in one of our smaller function rooms, wedding breakfast for up to 100 guests in the ballroom, or 250 guests in a marquee on the lawn. Here is just a taste of what we have to offer at The Haven. Download our brochure to see extra tips and options for inside, or outside, fun so that no matter the weather, or what time of the year you want to tie the knot, we have it covered!
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To all the wonderful staff at The Haven,
Thank you so much for making our day so special. It genuinely went off without a hitch – very much down to all your hard work. Have a drink on us!Love Jamie and Jenny
We want to thank everyone involved in making Sandi and Grinner’s wedding so very special. The flowers, the food and of course, the setting, made for such an unforgettable day.
Pat & Pat xx
We can honestly say we had the most amazing day (days!) in The Haven. The beautiful setting, wonderful hard working staff and stunning weather made our day so perfect. We actually couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful place to have our reception. Everyone is still talking to us about the food too – it was SPECTACULAR!! Having just gotten hitched, we can see what people were saying about “What a come down” afterwards. We really know what they were talking about now – but the memory of the day and that amazing view that we woke up to the next morning from our gorgeous room is going to keep us going for a while!! Paul, Sharon and team really couldn’t have done anymore for us – Thank you for being such an integral part of what we can honestly say was (and attempting to not be too cheesy!) THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES!
Lots of loveJenny (The Pest!) and Jamie Walsh
Wedding Menus at The Haven
We pride ourselves on serving delicious home cooked food and celebrate Irish produce. We use products from recognised Quality Assurance Schemes, specialising in Roast Rib of Prime Irish Beef and locally caught seafood.
We will be delighted to create a menu to your taste and, of course, your budget.
We can cater for a traditional wedding breakfast, a barbecue on the lawn, a buffet of your favourite foods, a sumptuous canapé reception… the choice is yours!
For peckish guests why not offer them strawberries and Prosecco on arrival, or roast beef blaas at midnight?
It’s your wedding and your choice!
We also have a carefully selected wine list and can offer wedding deals on wines.
Civil Ceremonies & Marriage Blessings
We are an approved and licensed venue for Civil Ceremonies and are also delighted to accommodate humanist weddings and blessings, either inside the hotel, or on the lawns.
The Haven is a must for music lovers with live music on every weekend and because of this we have access to many musicians and bands and can help you book the perfect music for your celebrations.
We can also offer more unusual entertainment to keep your guests amused such as a fire eater, magician or caricature artist.
For your younger guests we can recommend some excellent children’s entertainers.
Accommodation for you & your guests
We were so lucky to have the Haven Hotel for our big day.
Since the moment we met Paul and saw the place, we knew it was the place we wanted.
There is the best view of Dunmore East, the rooms were spacious and beds were so comfortable.
The best part is the people who work there, they really look after you so well. Paul has been amazing from the beginning, he made everything so easy for us, he was so flexible with everything and it was just stress-free.
Judy was incredibly patient and nice with us regarding the rooms as we had a few last minute changes.
Jayné was again so good and helped us so much with the menu and table plan, she just made it so easy as I know making the table plan can be a headache.
My grandmother passed away 2 months before the wedding and in my culture, I cannot wear red or have the traditional red decorations. Karen was so caring and asked me if they could use red carpet and flowers etc, it just shows how much they care and it’s really just all about you!
Everyone else that I don’t know the names of, you are the best bunch of people anyone would dream to have on their big day, you all rock!!!!
The food was just so delicious, my friends were still talking about it two weeks after the wedding!
Every single person in the hotel was just so friendly and nice, they make you feel you are part of the family and honestly, they way they helped us with the wedding made us feel they were helping a family member or a dear friend.
We were blessed with the weather as well, everything just went so well and we cannot recommend the Haven enough to everyone who is getting married in Waterford!
Rui and James
We had our wedding reception out at The Haven Hotel this day last week and Oh My God I simply just can’t thank you enough. From start to finish it was simply Amazing. :-)
The food & customer service was truthfully top notch.
Thank you Paul & Karen for been so so helpful through the whole process.
We both hugely appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.
It was the best weekend of our life’s. <3
Thank you from the both of us & all our guests. Xx
A big massive thank you to Paul, Karen and Sharon for creating an amazing wedding day for us at your hotel.
You over exceeded our expectations!
Everything was fabulous – from the food to the finer details to the atmosphere and the setting and the exclusive location.
You made our dreams come true and all our guests only had good things to say.
Special thank you also to Judy, Chad and all your amazing staff.
You have a great team behind you and that is what makes the Haven Hotel so unique and special.
We wish you all the best for the future and I’m sure we’ll be seeing ye again when we pop in for Sunday lunch or dinner :)
Highly recommend this hotel for any events. Easy to deal with, professional, friendly staff and fabulous food all set in a fantastic location!
Sarah & David
We got married on 18th May 2017. We booked the haven May 2016 and since then Paul, Karen and Sharon have been nothing but brilliant.
We had a civil ceremony of just family and close friends (30 guests) and then a big afters with everyone invited.
Any questions or concerns I had whether big or small Paul was always on the other end of an email to reassure me or help me out.
We had the best wedding day, all the little extras I wanted or sent down were done and put together nicely and all our guests really enjoyed the day and felt so at ease.
We couldn’t have asked for a better venue. Words cannot described how above and beyond Paul and his team went and we will be forever grateful to them all for making our wedding day a day we will never forget.
Myself, Martin and the kids thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts xxx
From before the time I got engaged I knew I wanted my wedding at the Haven Hotel.
Dunmore East holds a special place in my heart, but it is the stunning location of the Haven that sealed the deal.
Luckily the sun came out for our September wedding, and the views from the hotel’s gardens to the sea as we said ‘I do’ were simply stunning.
The whole day and day two went smoothly and it was in no small part to Sharon, Paul and all the staff who expertly oversaw all the details.
The food was gorgeous, our guests raved about the dessert table. The flowers were beautiful. And the ice-cream cart went down a storm.
I’d recommend the Haven many times over to anyone wanting a wedding day to remember.
It’s got it all, you’ll have the fabulous venue to yourselves and your guests, in a gorgeous location where you can celebrate your day in whatever way you want.
Fiona Ellis and James Phelan
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the Haven Hotel (30.12.16). From our first meeting with Paul we knew we were going to be in great hands. Absolutely nothing was too big an ask. Paul organised all our music, recommended suppliers and made suggestions on our menu. All of which turned out fantastically.
The amazing Sharon looked after all our accommodation and wedding day needs. She has the ability to magic up anything from babysitters to extra beds at the drop of a hat, again nothing too big an ask. Rooms in the house were exceptional and all our guests loved their digs for the night.
Our Wedding Reception meal was out of this world with our guests still raving about both the Beef and the Seafood pie.
Service was fantastic, with all the staff going out of their way for our guests. Special shout out especially to Karen, Judy and Jason who made sure the celebrations ran smoothly right to the very end of the night.
All in all, we had THE most wonderful, stress free, perfectly planned and well executed Wedding day. It was a dream ❤
We would highly recommend the Haven Hotel and look forward to coming back for a visit in the summer.
The Hayes family.
Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
To The Kelly Family and all the staff at The Haven Hotel.
Thank you so much for a perfect weekend and for making our wedding such a blast! Your help, kindness and hospitality stood out so much – you really did make our weekend.
You made everything look so easy and we will never forget your kindness.
We couldn’t have asked for anything more…
Rory and I had our wedding at the Haven in May 2016. Sharon, Paul and the team offer an exceptional service, which takes the stress out of wedding planning from the very beginning, so we never felt like there was anything to worry about.
Everything was sorted out before we even thought of it!
We exchanged vows outside on the lawn overlooking the sea so the location couldn’t have been more perfect.
The food, the food, the food….I don’t think there was a single person without complements to the chef and complements to the amazing staff before during and after dinner.
The bands were amazing – we had three and lots of people were raving about the music. But we didn’t book them – Paul did. We just told him what we liked music wise and we had a jazz band, a rock band AND and trad band. Two months on, and some of our guests have already made their way back to Dunmore East to stay in the newly refurbished Haven now that they know about this little gem in such a beautiful village.
I simply cannot recommend The Haven enough – it is a superb place with atmosphere bursting from the seams and with the personalities of Sharon, Paul and the gang to match. For us, there simply is no place that will ever come even close.
Love Tina & Rory
My husband David and I were married at the Haven in September and it could not have been a better weekend! We cannot praise the staff at the Haven enough for their amazing hard work in making our wedding weekend the tremendous success it was. Right from the beginning they listened to all our needs and worries and made sure the whole thing was better than we could have ever imagined. The setting is beyond beautiful with the décor and views of the sea. Our ceremony took place in a beautiful blue room with a bay window looking out onto the sea. We didn’t have to leave our guests to get the most fantastic wedding pictures. The dining room looked fantastic and was brilliant for our disco afterwards. Best of all our guests could move between rooms and the beautiful outdoor setting. The great thing about the Haven is that it is small enough to have a very intimate wedding but with a wonderful feeling of space. We had a lot of small children and babies to the wedding and the facilities are ideal and the staff were more than welcoming and accommodating with them. The food was absolutely delicious and there was more than enough to satisfy our guests both on the day and at our buffet the following day! The recommendations for the DJ and photographer were perfect and we were thrilled with the results of both! Our families stayed in the rooms and lodges and were more than comfortable. We had family and friends over from Portugal, the UK and beyond, and they were all charmed with the Haven and Dunmore East and have vowed to return, as will we, again and again. Thank you to Sharon, Janine and Paul for pulling out all the stops to give us the most amazing wedding we could have asked for!Eva and David, Manchester
Hi Paul, Karen & Sharon
Thank you for making our evening of the 17th so special.
The food was fabulous, the service outstanding on the night with Paul, Karen and your team.
Everyone really enjoyed your hospitality and friendly staff.
Thomas & Samantha Hoban
What can we say about the lads in the Haven Hotel, to Sharon, Paul, Jason and all the magnificent staff, thank you so much for making us and our wedding guests feel so at home over the course of our wedding weekend.
To Sharon and Paul thank you both for being so easy to deal with over the course of the two years leading up to the big day. Nothing was ever an issue, you were always at the end of the phone and you made us both feel so relaxed knowing that we were in safe hands.
The Haven truly makes for the most fantastic wedding setting, with so many of our guests being blown away by the picturesque location of the hotel, with its breathtaking sea views, old-world charm and newly updated decor.
The day went off without a hitch, from our outside ceremony, to our drinks reception with music recommended by Paul, our fabulous meal, (people are still talking about the beef and the hake), and the long night of drinking and dancing it really was the most special day.
The outside BBQ the next day was the perfect way to recover after the night before and the constant flow of music kept everyone entertained for the evening.
In short we could not recommend The Haven highly enough and we really want to thank you guys for making it the best weekend of our lives.
Roll on the next party!!
All our Love,
Evelyn and Alan
22nd July 2016