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Meet The Dream Team behind Redcastle's Dream Weddings

Friday, 20 December 2019
Meet Aisleen McDonald, Wedding Co-Ordinator

Finalist for Wedding Co-Ordinator 2019 and 2020 in The Irish Wedding Awards, Aisleen is the Fairy Godmother of all brides and grooms.

The Redcastle’s highly experienced Wedding Team work tirelessly to ensure every detail of your special day is amazing, allowing you to relax and spend the day with your family and friends. 

Being involved in the planning and overseeing of such a special day really is such a rewarding job. I love the excitement of helping a couple plan their most important day. To be involved in a day where all their family and friends come together to celebrate their relationship and their marriage, feels very special. I’ve always had such a passion for weddings, I feel I am the type of person that people can trust and rely on. 

I have worked with the company for over a decade now, I’ve been both a guest and a bridesmaid for a wedding here and I can honestly say that the food and the service you receive is fantastic. In addition to this, the stunning grounds which offer the perfect backdrop for your photos, with the option of having an indoor or outdoor ceremony, the fully inclusive packages mean less for the couple to worry about, and not forgetting the breath-taking Ocean Suite, which comes fully set with drapes, chair covers, bows and centrepiece at no extra cost. If I were to get married, it would have to be here at the beautiful Redcastle Hotel. I truly am delighted to be the wedding co-ordinator for such an amazing property. The hotel has recently been shortlisted for Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year Ulster.

I would encourage any couples who are considering The Redcastle Hotel for their wedding venue, to get in touch to arrange an appointment or come along to one of our open days.

Meet Madeleine McLaughlin, Banqueting Manager

As newly appointed Banquet Manager I join the Team with 21+yrs experience in Hospitality. With 650+ Weddings celebrated; I look forward to meeting the new couples taking their journey with the Redcastle Team.

For me, organisation is the key and working alongside Aisleen, Tracey and Gerry who have the same attributes, we make the perfect team. Overseeing the team on the floor doing their part on the Day and making sure each and every guest is looked after, is very rewarding. As an added bonus, we have a strong local work force here which we are very proud of.

I have the role of following through on all requests and personal details that each couple have for their Day. From set-up in the morning to dinner service and the evening buffet. I get to experience all the special memories that are made on this day. The top table is a very special magical place to be at, especially during Speeches. The presence of so many close family and friends supporting and enjoying a couple’s day. As every wedding is so unique, it makes the job so enjoyable. 

Meet Tracy Cavanagh, Banqueting Chef

I joined The Recastle Hotel Kitchen Team in 2011, I have had a passion for cooking for as long as I can remember and started working in a kitchen aged 17. I get great satisfaction when I see the finished product and especially when we always receive such great feedback from our couples.

Each wedding day is intense, but it is very rewarding when you know that people enjoy your creations. Having coveted our 2nd AA Rosette Award in The Edge Restaurant for culinary excellence, our team offer unforgettable mouth-watering cuisine. After a wedding, we all know that the one thing people remember and comment is the food, so at The Redcastle Hotel we always like to make sure it is memorable for the right reasons!

Meet Gerry McKeever, Head of Concierge

Gerry McKeever is our award winning Concierge and a member of ‘Les Clef d’Or’ from the international association which recognises the best concierges in the world. Redcastle Hotel’s Gerry McKeever is well known among guests and staff due to his genuine warmth and his permanent smile.

He has the honour of welcoming all the guests and bridal parties, but his welcome does not stop at just the tip of his hat, Gerry has a wealth of knowledge about the hotel and local area. This experience has been gained from his 12 years of loyal Redcastle Hotel service. And because of his dedication to the job and his continuing drive for high standards and customer care Gerry has been accepted as a member of the prestigious Les Clef d’Or Association (The Golden Keys) and also won Concierge of The Year 2017.

Getting married? Contact our Wedding Team on and start planning your dream wedding day!

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