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A day in the life... Wedding Planner

Posted on: 2015-04-01 10:26:00Weddings  |  A day in the life
A day in the life... Wedding Planner

Meet Fionnuala Townsend, Wedding Planner & Master of Attention to Detail at Carton House...

A common misconception about Wedding Planners is that they spend all of their time picking flowers, tasting gourmet meals and adding finishing touches to table settings. For Fionnuala Townsend these tasks (while important) take up only a small part of her busy day as Wedding Planner at Carton! Fionnuala recently completed a Q&A with here's a quick preview (you can read the full interview here).

''I studied Hotel Management in GMIT, which was an amazing experience and a fantastic way to kick start my career. Before my current role at Carton House, I worked my way up the ladder at hotels across the world from chateaus in France to boutique hotels in New York City. Thanks to all the experience I have gained, I am confident that I give 100 per cent to every wedding and help couples create a day they may not be able to achieve elsewhere. Weddings are my passion and planning weddings in the magnificent setting of Carton House is my dream job ''

With an enchanting history Carton House lends itself well to the romance and magic of Weddings making it the ideal choice as a venue. As Wedding Planner Fionnuala is the first friendly face each couple will meet when they choose Carton House and her priority is to help them realize the wedding day of their dreams! 


At Carton House 'Something Old, Something New' is materialized in the harmony of the 18th Century splendour of the Main House and the stylish modern wing. This blend of old and new attracts couples with varying tastes and preferences with no two weddings the same. Fionnuala's experience allows her to take on each couple's vision offering expert guidance from start to finish ensuring all the finer details are in place. From seating plans and menus to family BBQ's the following day, Fionnuala's main priority is to make the planning as enjoyable and effortless as possible for each couple. When the big day arrives she is at the door to greet the newlyweds who have nothing left to do except enjoy their celebrations!

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Recently engaged or planning a wedding? For more information on weddings at Carton tel +353 (0)1 651 7707 or email