TOP TIPS for choosing the best Dublin City Venues for Meetings and Conferences

Posted: April 14, 2016

 

Choosing the best Dublin City Venue for your Meeting or Conference could be made so much easier by reading through these top tips!

 

Red Cow Moran Hotel Conference

 

1. LOCATION: Consider your audience, where are your attending delegates travelling from? It is so important nowadays to consider access for both National and International attendees when choosing your Dublin City Venue. Will they be travelling by road, rail or air? Is the chosen venue convenient to the main transport links?

 

2. THE RIGHT FIT: What impression are you trying to make with your event? It is important to consider how well aligned the image of this Dublin City Venue is with your brand. Will the venue chosen reflect or detract from your events image?

 

3. CAPACITY: What event are you looking to host and what capacity do you need to facilitate? There is nothing worse than having to go with a Dublin City Venue that is too small and therefore restricts how many you can invite or how you structure the day. On the other hand, choose a venue that is too large and you risk a lack of intimacy and contact with your delegates. An informed chat with the venue representative will help you agree the best fit to suit all the criteria but it’s important to have a choice of options located within the one venue so you have flexibility.

 

4. TECHNOLOGY: We have all heard about the disaster that was the Web Summit 2014. If the success of your event is dependent on technology then it is crucial that the venue you choose can accommodate your requirements. An added bonus is to choose a venue that has a person with good technical expertise based onsite so you can get informed answers to your technical questions and also have help onsite should you need it.

 

5. COST: If the recession has taught us anything it is the willingness to negotiate and most venue operators will negotiate if the budget is not quite meeting the costs particularly if it is a largescale event with multiple elements. What is important to remember though is that first impressions last so if you are staging an event to impress, then it is important not just to pick the right Dublin City Venue but to ensure that the accommodation and catering (indeed all the elements) befit the audience and impression you want to give and that might need a little relaxing of the wallet on occasion.

 

Red Cow Moran Hotel Bedroom

 

6. ACOMMODATION: Is this provided by the chosen Dublin City Venue and if not are there facilities nearby for delegates who need to stayover? It is always simpler for all concerned to try and select a venue that ticks as many boxes under one roof as possible and one of these is to have rooms onsite. If the venue is a hotel it is important to check if they can facilitate all of your delegates and if not, ensure they have a relationship with another hotel for overflow rooms.

 

One of Dublin City’s best known event venues; four Star Red Cow Moran Hotel believes it can tick all these boxes for you. Check out www.redcowmoranhotel.com/dublin-city-venue

Wedding Trends 2016

Posted: January 26, 2016

 

With Valentine’s Day only around the corner talk returns once more to weddings and what’s hot and what’s not this year! With this in mind we thought it might be fun to share some of the predicted and growing trends (in no particular order) that are making a name for themselves for 2016;

 

1. Mismatched Bridesmaids
Is Ireland ready for this yet? One of the predictions for 2016 is to forgo the line of identical bridesmaids for a mix of attire that best suits the individual, this also includes using separates that the ladies can add to their wardrobes and use again thereafter. Coast have some a great selection of bridesmaid styles to choose from.

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2. A Dessert Display rather than an official wedding cake
We saw the influx of cupcake ‘cakes’ but this appears to have moved even further into offering a full dessert display so guests can pick and choose from a range of sugary delights

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3. Fun Photography
Standard static group shots are soooo last season, bridal couples are electing instead for more reportage-style photography that tells more of a story. Add a little action to wedding photographs by ‘staging memorable scenes’ for example bridesmaid doing up the buttons on the brides gown or beautiful bride sweeping down magnificent staircase in the Lobby of the Red Cow Moran Hotel towards proud father with tear in his eye. At the reception another popular one is for the bride and groom to share a piece of cake rather than the traditional cake cutting image. If you’re really daring you could even hire a drone to take some random aerial shots.

 

4. Boho Brides
Floaty off the shoulder dresses with floral headpieces and lashings of lace are trending once more for 2016. Carry the look into the reception venue by adding dream catchers, lots of texture and bold florals.

 

5. Personal Details
Bridal couples are veering more and more towards adding personal touches to their wedding reception. A particularly popular choice is naming each table after a special place the couple or either bride or groom have visited that holds a special place in their heart. There is no end though to how far you can take this and other fun elements include; personalised seating cards; printed pics of each guest as children for their place setting – this is great way to open proceedings on a lovely light hearted note or give a CD of you and your hubby’s favourite tunes as a unique wedding favour

 

6. Lighting
Lighting is getting bigger and bigger and with the introduction of fake candles that are so real you could mistake them for the real thing, couples are not skimping on this element of their wedding décor. An inexpensive but effective way to add a warm atmosphere to any setting.

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7. Creative Seating and Seating Plans
Gone are the days of wedding receptions where the Bride’s family are on one side and the Grooms on the other. Big efforts are now being made to mix the two families and this has the biggest implication at the wedding banquet. Couples are choosing to ditch the top table and instead to sit with their guests and others are also switching from rounds to trestle tables to allow guests to sit more closely and engage more easily with each other.

 

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8. His & Hers Cocktails
This adds a fun element to the pre-reception event at a Wedding and often tells merging family and friends a lot about the two personalities who have joined together

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9. Multiple Music & Entertainment Options
Each stage of the wedding has become an event in itself and bridal couples are tending more and more to reflect this in their entertainment plans. A full schedule could incorporate a gospel choir or a folk singer for the marriage service, a pianist for the drinks reception, instrumental during dinner followed by the ‘main’ act and closed off with a DJ….phew!

 

10. Non Floral Centrepieces
Anything goes for table centrepieces these days, from a potted tree to a flowering plant. A budget friendly version would be to use bare branches and adorn with cheap and cheerful ornaments like sparkly jewels or crepe paper. Our beautiful candelabras are still proving popular for weddings at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

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So there you have it, there are loads more depending on which magazine you pick up or which website you google but these were our favourites and the best thing about them is all could be incorporated into your wedding reception at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

 

Our Next Wedding Showcase is on Wednesday 17th February (5-8pm) so why don’t you come along. Admission is free and it presents a great opportunity for you and members of your bridal party to see our magnificent ballroom, chat to our team and get tips and advice from a host of experts on a whole range of wedding trends for your own Special Day!
www.redcowmoranhotel.com/weddings Email: redcowweddings@moranhotels.com

Bride of the Year Show

Posted: January 20, 2015

 

Have you recently got engaged?

Are you now looking for the perfect wedding venue?

 

Bride of the year show

 

Bride of the Year Show is on this weekend at the RDS Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th . It is on 11am to 5pm daily.

The Red Cow Moran Hotel will be at the show. Their wedding stand number is D16.

Visit our wedding stand and speak with our dedicated wedding coordinators at the show.

If you book your wedding at the Bride of the Year Show you will receive €1000 off our exclusive ‘Moon’ Wedding Package.

 

Red Cow Moran Hotel have three wedding packages on offer:

The Sun

The Moon

The Stars

 

Check out our gallery for weddings at Red Cow Moran Hotel.

 

All other queries relating to Bride of the year Show check out their website here.

 

 

 

Summer Festivals

Posted: June 3, 2014

There is so much to look forward to this summer festival wise!

First kicking off is Ireland’s largest Gardening Event Bloom will be taking place in the Phoenix Park from Thursday 29th of May until Monday 2nd of June.

The much anticipated Forbidden Fruit will be taking over the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin Saturday 31st of May and Sunday the 1st of June. Artists such as 2many djs, little dragon, BellX1 plus many more will take to the stage.

 

Forbidden Fruit

The Dublin Port Riverfest will be taking place Saturday 31st of May to Monday 2nd June 2014. There will be a jam packed programme full of entertainment and family fun.

Taste of Dublin will take over Iveagh Gardens from June 12th to 15th. It will be four fun filled days of summer eating, drinking and entertainment.

The Camp Viego Tapas Trail returns to Dublin and Cork this June and July. Trail runs from June 4-29 in Dublin and 6-30 July in Cork. You can immerse yourself in Spanish culture and culinary.

The Laya Healthcare Street Performance brings the world best street performance to Dublin’s Merrion Square and Cork’s St Patricks Street. Festival taking place Dublin July 11th to the 13th and in Cork from July 19th to the 20th.

Longitude Festival is taking place from Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July in Marley Park. Bastille, Disclosure, Massive Attack and Rudimental are just a few of the acts playing at the festival.

 

Longitude

The 2014 Dublin Horseshow takes place at the RDS from the 6th to the 10th in August.

Check out the Red Cow Moran Hotel and Silver Springs Moran Hotel for great value deals on accommodation, dining and drinks.

 

Red Cow Valentines Competition

Posted: February 7, 2012

This Valentines at the Red Cow Complex we are really feeling the love so we have decided to give away:

Two tickets to the Rod Stewart Tribute Valentines Cabaret taking place on the 14th of February!

This fantastic prize includes tickets to the show and dinner – the perfect way to spend Valentines Day with the one you love!!

All you have to do to win this really great prize is like us on Facebook and then simply send your contact details to marketing@moranhotels.com with the subject ‘Red Cow Valentines Competition’.

Could we make it any easier??

Entries must be in before 12.00pm on Friday 10th of Feb – winner to be announced that evening!!

Make sure to share the competition with all your friends!! Best of luck!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dublin – the place to be for the magnificent musical month of June

Posted: June 9, 2011

This month Dublin plays hosts to some of the world’s greatest musical acts and is all-set to be the only place to be this June, as fans from all over Ireland and around the globe flock to our capital city to see music superstars and legends – Take That, Bryan Adams, Neil Diamond and Jon Bon Jovi.

Performing at some of Dublin’s most notorious venues, fans will see reformed 5 piece Take That – Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Robbie Williams perform at Croke Park on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June; Canadian superstar Bryan Adams play at the O2 on Thursday 23rd June; Legendary Neil Diamond perform with his special supporting act, Ireland’s very own Mary Byrne at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 25th June; and Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi playing at the RDS on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June.

Anyone lucky enough to be attending 1, 2, or even all 4 of these concerts will need accommodation in Dublin that is conveniently located and within easy access to all the venues  that are spread out across the city – and one such Dublin hotel is The Red Cow Moran Hotel.

With so much happening in Dublin this June, it really is the only place to be…and The Red Cow Moran hotel in Dublin truly is the only place to stay.