Your Wedding at The Haven

The award-winning Haven Hotel is a truly unique and exclusive Wedding Venue and we are dedicated to making your wedding celebrations perfect.

We specialise in bespoke weddings and pride ourselves on attention to detail.

We aim to create a relaxed and homely atmosphere and we will be on hand to help you with your preparations in the months before your wedding, as well as on the day.

We can cater for small, intimate weddings in one of our smaller function rooms…

For up to 70 guests in the ballroom…

Our glass marquee can accommodate up to 200 guests seated…

Weddings with more than 80 guests enjoy exclusive use of the hotel.

With stunning views over the Hook Peninsula, there is no better setting to celebrate with your family and friends.

Scroll down for Menu Suggestions, Civil Ceremony details and information about our accommodation for your guests.

Browse through our Wedding Gallery, and why not 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!

For any enquiries please fill in the form at the bottom of this page and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Here are our delicious menu options for a wedding reception here at The Haven. 

You can have a traditional sit-down meal, a barbecue on the patio or a buffet of your favourite foods.
Your wedding can be anything you want it to be…here at The Haven Hotel.


Drinks Reception & Canapés

Served on your arrival after a church wedding, or after your ceremony at The Haven.

Prosecco with Fresh Strawberries and Craft Beer or Glasses of  Guinness. 

Or let us create a Signature Cocktail for your special day.

Freshly brewed coffee and tea and biscuits will also be served at your drinks reception


Canapé Options

If you are choosing to offer your guests canapés at your drinks reception we suggest offering your guests a selection of FOUR of the following:

Flanagan’s Oak Smoked Salmon on Homemade Brown Bread

Chicken Liver Pâté with Red currant Jelly on Homemade Brown Bread

Black Pudding topped with Goats’ Cheese and Cherry Tomato

White Pudding topped with Red Onion and Cheddar Cheese Crust

Chicken or Fish Goujons

Cocktail Sausages

 Prawns in Filo Pastry with Sweet Chilli  Dip

Mozzarella Sticks


Vegetable Samosas

Should your ceremony, or arrival time, be after 4pm we do not recommend you serve your guests canapés as they will be called in to dinner at 5.30pm


Afters Food Suggestions

Blaas stuffed with either Bacon or Roast Beef and served with bags of Taytos and cocktail sausages


Selection of home baked ham, cheeses, breads and relishes  


Platers of sandwiches served with cocktail sausages and chicken goujons


Cones filled with fish or chicken goujons and potato wedges 


We will, of course, be delighted to accommodate any guests with dietary requirements. 

WEDDING MENU (Sit-down options)

Wedding Menu Options

Here are our menu options for a traditional sit-down wedding reception here at The Haven



Please choose TWO of the following starters to offer your guests

Homemade Cream of Vegetable Soup (Vegetarian)
Sprinkled with herb croutons and served with homemade brown bread

Haven Seafood Chowder
Loaded with fresh and smoked locally caught fish in a cream and tomato base

Chicken & Crispy Bacon Caesar Salad
Seasonal leaves topped with chicken, crispy bacon bits and herb croutons and sprinkled with a creamy caesar dressing

Goats Cheese & Beetroot Salad with Walnuts (Vegetarian)
Goats cheese and beetroot on a bed of mixed salad leaves and sprinkled with a sweet raspberry dressing and walnuts

Chicken & Mushroom Vol Au Vent
Crispy puff pastry vol au vent stuffed with a creamy chicken and mushroom filling

Fresh Seafood Vol Au Vent
Crispy puff pastry vol au vent stuffed with local seafood cooked in a rich Provençal sauce.

Symphony of Local Seafood
Fresh and smoked seafood wrapped in Haven Marie-Rose sauce and served with lime wedges on a bed of salad leaves

Prawn Caesar Salad
Seasonal leaves topped with prawns and herb croutons and sprinkled with a creamy caesar dressing

Tiger Bay Prawns in Sweet Chilli Sauce
Tiger Bay prawns fried in sweet chilli sauce and served with lime wedges and seasonal salad leaves.

 Smoked Haddock & Chive Fish Cake
Sitting on a bed of seasonal greens drizzled with balsamic vinegar and served with sweet chilli sauce

Baby Tomato &  Red Onion Bruschetta (Vegetarian)


Main Courses

Please choose TWO of the following dishes to offer your guests, plus ONE vegetarian option.

Haven World Famous Roast Rib of Prime Irish Beef
Served with Yorkshire Puddings, rich red wine gravy and horseradish cream

Roast Stuffed Breast of Chicken topped with Crispy Bacon
Served with rich red wine gravy

Roast Turkey & Ham
Succulent roast turkey served with home cooked ham served with rich gravy

Baked Fillet of Fresh Locally Caught Hake
Served with French beans and tartar sauce

Roast Fillet of Salmon
Served on a bed of ratatouille

All of the above are served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes


Seasonal Vegetables in a Spicy Madras Curry Sauce (Vegetarian)
Served with saffron rice, crispy poppadom, mango chutney and fries

Spicy Baked Vegetable Lasagne (Vegetarian)
Topped with a cheddar cheese crust

Spiced Mushroom & Vegetable Wellington (Vegetarian)
Served with creamy mushroom and whiskey Haven Sauce.

Spicy Mixed Bean Casserole (Vegan)
Served with tortilla chips, taco sauce and sweet chilli sauce


Haven Dessert Platter

Treat your guests to our Haven Dessert Platter – a trio of specially chosen desserts


Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea



Choose from specially selected wines

Should you have any special requests for dishes not on this menu we will, of course, be delighted to accommodate you where we can. We can also cater for any guests with dietary requirements.   



For a more relaxed reception, we can serve a Barbecue under the canopy on the patio, with a selection of meats, fish, salads and a selection of breads.


A selection from the following cooked on our outdoor barbecues:

BBQ Chicken • Beef Burgers • Vegetarian Burgers • Sausages

Prime Irish Sirloin Steak* (*supplement applicable)

Sample of some of our salads:
Seafood Cocktail • Caprese Salad
Classic Waldorf Salad with apples and celery
Classic Coleslaw • Mixed Bean Salad
Cous Cous Salad • Saffron Rice with Mixed Vegetables
Tossed Salad Leaves • Baby Potato and Red Onion Salad
Red Cabbage and Onion Salad

Accompanied by
Roast Vegetables and roast baby potatoes with rosemary & garlic with a selection of Homemade and Local Breads*


Haven Dessert Platter

Treat your guests to our Haven Dessert Platter – a trio of specially chosen desserts


Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea



Choose from specially selected wines

Should you have any special requests for dishes not on this menu we will, of course, be delighted to accommodate you where we can. We can also cater for any guests with dietary requirements.  



Children are welcome to have half portions from the adult menu
with vegetables & potatoes
with vegetables & potatoes
and chips
and chips
and chips

Ballroom Ceremony

Outdoor Ceremony

Marquee Ceremony

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 regular live music events 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 will be delighted to accommodate you and your guests and offer special wedding rates.
The Haven started life as a private home all our bedrooms are different sizes to accommodate families and couples alike. They have all been recently been completely renovated and refurbished, and each boasts comfy beds with crisp white sheets, a flat screen multi-channel television, hairdryer, tea/coffee hospitality tray and free WIFI.
We have 12 bedrooms in the main house – many with stunning sea views. Our Bridal Room comes complete with four-poster bed. One of our bedrooms on the ground floor is wheelchair accessible.
We have a further six bedrooms in the Garden Rooms.

Please note this is a Wedding Enquiry only. 

Your wedding is not secured until confirmed by us, and your non-refundable deposit has been paid.

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The Haven Hotel

Dunmore East,
X91 E4E8
Tel: +353 (0)51 383150

Wedding Reviews

We celebrated our wedding at The Haven in June this year following an intimate ceremony abroad. It was by far the most perfect decision for us and for our 280 guests and the Kelly family could not have made it any easier for us.

Every request we had was executed to the finest detail and absolutely nothing was a problem for them to deliver.
Despite not holding the actual ceremony there, it was every bit as much of a wedding that we wanted down to the smallest detail.

The food was exquisite and the entire carvery was served by all the Kelly men!
The table settings, flowers, ambiance, drinks reception and music could not have been more perfect.
It was by far one of the best nights of our lives and our guests still talk about it.

Sincerest thanks to all the staff but especially to Sharon, Paul & Karen Kelly. You were fantastic!
Thank you so much,
Barrett & Sonya Chapman

What can I say about the haven hotel, well for starters Paul, Karen, Sharon and all the staff are very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.

Our wedding day was perfect from start to finish and it was all thanks to them.
Karen’s choice of decorations was perfect and Paul’s relaxed approach to the day really put us at ease.
They made our 2 boys feel very much part of the planning and they were very welcoming to all the younger guests at our wedding as well as the adults which was very important to us.

I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone getting married.
Our wedding was a day to remember thanks to the haven hotel.
Mr & Mrs Kennedy

Wow what a weekend!!!

It was truly the best weekend of our lives!
Every single member of staff were great, and put us at ease all weekend.
The marquee was beautifully decorated and perfectly warm for the time of the year.
The food was just amazing as usual from The Haven.

Thank you all so much,
David and Rosemary

To Paul and the wonderful staff at The Haven. Thank you so much for making our wedding celebration so fun and memorable.

Everything was perfect from the beautiful table decorations to the mouth-watering food.
Every member of staff was friendly and so helpful – it was a completely stress-free day and all our guests had a great day and evening.

Thank you so much! Andrea & Jeff

PS. We spent our honeymoon travelling around Southern Ireland and Jeff was unable to find a chowder which compared to that served at The Haven! Delicious!

We got married on the 2nd of June in The Haven and all I can say is Wow!!!

From the moment I arrived with my bridal party the night before we were treated like royalty nothing was to much hassle.
The decor of the marquee, the food and all the little extras that really just set off our day we’re provided by Paul and his team.

We can never thank you enough for making our wedding day / weekend one to remember.

Gavin & Nicola x

Where do I start! We got married on Sept 1st 2017 in The Haven and I cannot praise the place enough.

A HUGE thank you to Paul, Sharon, Karen, Judy and all the staff that were working on the day.
They went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing day. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done with a smile.

The food was fantastic and plentiful to the extreme!
We had an AL fresco wedding which they do to perfection.

I would recommend The Haven in a heartbeat for anyone looking for a day where they can put in a huge amount of their own input and being a bit OCD I certainly did!

Thank you again for making our day a day to remember

Marguerite Skehan Hackett

I just want to thank you for such an amazing and stress-free day on the 14th of this month.

It was the best day of our life and you made it so hassle free.

We can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for us, everyone is still talking about the food and how amazing it was!
We will recommend you to everyone we know!

Rui Yang

“Our wedding at The Haven”

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
Bernice McCarthy-Flynn

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

“Our wedding at The Haven”

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.

Thank you!
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.

Kind Regards
Thomas & Samantha Hoban

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