Wedding & Events Coordinator

Job Reference: LD_WEC

We are currently looking for a Wedding and Events Coordinator to join our team at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maximising & driving the wedding and conference business of the hotel
  • Promotion and selling of the venue at every opportunity through client show-arounds, marketing events, co-ordinating the production of collateral and PR opportunities to achieve this
  • Dealing with clients in person or via telephone & email and responding to all requests in a professional & timely manner, endeavouring to convert every call into a sale whilst providing the highest level of service, integrity and creativity
  • The logging of all wedding/event enquiries in line with Red Carnation standards
  • Clarification of all details pertaining to an event in writing, well in advance of the event
  • Effectively communicating client’s expectations and requests accurately to all departments
  • Preparation & distribution of weekly function sheets, and hosting function sheet meetings
  • Ensuring that all quotes and contracts are accurate and presented to each client to the agreed company standards
  • Providing support in other areas of the venue as necessary including but not limited to front office and event management
  • Overseeing each client experience from initial enquiry stage to post event stage
  • Issuing reports to senior managers and executives as per deadlines

The ideal candidate for the Wedding & Events Coordinator position will be a motivated and driven individual, who has a passion for guest care and hospitality.  This is a full time position, the successful candidate would need to be available to work five days a week in a flexible and adaptable manner as required, as per bride & groom requests

The ideal candidate for the Wedding & Events Manager position should:

  • Have successfully graduated with a Hospitality, or Sales & Marketing related degree
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar positon within the Hotel/Event industry
  • Possess a positive attitude, outgoing, extremely friendly with appreciation for brand driven standards
  • Experience dealing with brides and grooms
  • Proven track record in sales performance with clear ability to convert business
  • Target driven with excellent presentation and negotiation skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Good ability to handle pressurized situations and busy periods
  • Be flexible, innovative and adaptable
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel as well as the ability to learn and utilize new computer software programs
  • Be legally eligible to work in Ireland

This position has excellent progression opportunities within the renowned Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a company providing the perfect opportunity to those who are looking for an exciting career and job security within the Hotel industry.

Some of the Benefits available to our team:

  • Complimentary meals on duty
  • Discounted rates with Red Carnation Hotel Collection and The Travel Corporation 
  • Discounted rates with many local businesses and third party service providers (including Estate Activities)
  • Professional training and development opportunities (79 in-house courses to avail of)

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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