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Revealed: Ireland's top wedding venues and suppliers are announced

Castlemartyr Resort scoops 'Ireland's wedding venue of the year' award at weddingsonline's annual awards event

If you're currently on the hunt for amazing wedding suppliers to help you plan the day of your dreams you're in luck as some of Ireland's top wedding vendors and venues of the year have been revealed.

Hosted by TV personality Lisa Cannon, the annual weddingsonline awards ceremony, which celebrates some of the country's top suppliers and wedding venues, took place last night at the City North Hotel.

Big winners on the night included Couple Photography, who took home the prize of wedding supplier of the year and Castlemartyr Resort, which was announced as the overall wedding venue of the year.

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The weddingsonline awards are one of the biggest in the industry in the year and include categories such as exclusive hotel venue of the year, which was won by Rathsallagh Country House in Wicklow, the venue co-ordinator of the year award, which went to Imelda Scally at The Landmark Hotel, Leitrim, and the coveted entertainer of the year award, which last night was scooped up by magician Andy James.

Suppliers and venues are voted for by thousands of couples before a list of finalists is drawn up and judged by a panel of specialists.

“The annual weddingsonline Awards which are now in their 9th year, have become the industry standard, rewarding the dedication, professionalism and e­­xceptional service given by the Irish wedding industry,” said Peter Bryans, MD of weddingsonline.

 “I know that all involved, both nominees and winners alike, are honoured that their commitment and hard work has been acknowledged by couples all over the country. It’s a wonderful achievement.”

Donegal's Silver Tassie Hotel took home the award for Ulster hotel wedding venue of the year, while the Clanard Court Hotel was announced as the top choice in Leinster.

Panic Animal were declared the wedding band of the year, while Patricia Corrigan's boutique bridal store Pandanee Bridal Couture in Leitrim took home the prize of bridalwear supplier of the year.

Other categories included 'waterside venue of the year', which went to The Garryvoe, floral designer of the year, won by Bella Florists, and groomswear supplier of the year, Collar & Cuff.

See below for a full list of the weddingsonline award winners 2018

Overall Venue of the Year

Castlemartyr Resort

Overall Supplier of the Year

Couple Photography

Band of the Year

Panic Animal

Best Wedding Related Service of the Year

FUNtastic Childcare Events

Bridalwear Supplier of the Year

Padanee Bridal Couture and Consultancy

Cake Designer of the Year

Baker Boy Cakes

Castle Venue of the Year

Clontarf Castle

Church Singer of the Year

Olivia O’Hanlon Music

DJ of the Year

Paudie Walsh – the DJ

Entertainer of the Year

Andy James – A New Age of Magic

Exclusive Venue of the Year

Rathsallagh Country House

Floral Designer of the Year

Balla Florists

Groomswear Supplier of the Year

Collar & Cuff

Hair Stylist of the Year

Upstyle Junkie

Hen and Stag Supplier of the Year

The Courtyard Apartments

Honeymoon Supplier of the Year

Lisa Nahedh – Travel Counsellors

Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo

Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster

Clanard Court Hotel

Hotel Venue of the Year Munster

Castlemartyr Resort

Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster

Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa

Jeweller of the Year

McGuire Diamonds

Make Up Artist of the Year

Danielle Mahon Makeup Studios

Newcomer of the Year

La Bella Sposa Bridal

Photo Booth Supplier of the Year

Shoot Booth

Photographer of the Year

Couple Photography

Restaurant Venue of the Year

Medley

Stationery Designer of the Year

Amore Wedding Stationery

Transport Supplier of the Year

TLC – The Limo Company

Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year

Imelda Scally – The Landmark Hotel

Venue Décor and Event Stylist of the Year

Enchanted Wedding Company

Videographer of the Year

Darren Byrne Photography & Film

Waterside Venue of the Year

Garryvoe Hotel

Wedding Celebrant of the Year

Wicklow Wedding Celebrant

Wedding Planner of the Year

Sharon McMeel

Weddings Abroad Supplier of the Year

Algarve Weddings by Rebecca

Judges Commendations

Bridal by Nikki Kavanagh

The Mixtape

Alina Bandol – The K Club

Moyvalley Hotel and Balyna House

The Brehon Hotel

The Glenview Hotel