Testimonials

We held our wedding reception at Sol y Sombra in June this year and I can wholeheartedly say that choosing SyS was the best decision we made. Firstly, Cliodhna was really fantastic and nothing was a problem for her and her team. . We were treated like royalty. Cliodhna even went on a reconnaissance mission with me for photo opportunities. Secondly, the atomosphere at our wedding reception was truly electric. SyS is the most beautiful building and it has been lovingly restored. Finally, the food was really delicious. There were many “foodies” at our reception and all spoke of the very high quality of both the food and the wine. We are so happy that we choose this amazing place as our wedding venue and while having your reception in a converted church may not be traditional it gave us the best possible night we could have wished for.
John via tripadvisor


“We had our wedding at sol y sombra in July 14, both our humanist ceremony and reception after. We couldn't have been happier with how it all went. Gorgeous intimate setting. All of our guests loved the food and wine and the service was fantastic . Cliodhna and her team couldn't have been better- Cliodhna even took my sick nephew to the doctor during reception, AND managed to track down hubby's iPhone left in a taxi earlier, nothing was too much trouble!
The planning process was made as painless as possible with cliodhna s help and all of this was done by phone and email as we planned it all from Australia and only stepped into the venue for the first time a few days before the wedding.. It didn't dissapoint, truly great setting for a wedding. Highly recommend.”
Suzanne S via tripadvisor


“Held our wedding reception here in December - had a wonderful evening. First class food and entertainment in an exquisite setting. Could not recommend it highly enough. Staff were so helpful and service was first class - catered for 100 guests. What an amazing atmosphere.” - Kevin & Jeab, via tripadvsior


We recently celebrated our Wedding at Sol-y-Sombra . It was an absolutely amazing venue for our day. The building itself which was an old church is beautiful, retaining a lot on its original features, apex roof, stain glass windows, big old doors etc, while retaining the beautiful stone exterior. There’s a beautiful cobble stone walk, lined with flowers up to the entrance door from the main street.
When we first contacted Sol-Y-Sombra, Cliodhna the Manager, was personable, enthusiastic & helped us in organising all aspects of our wedding.
We went with the Tapas menu, made up of a selection of eight different style tapas, which were delicious and enjoyed by all. It was a great way to sample all the gorgeous tapas on offer. The food is prepared & cooked by a team of chefs & presented by waiters who take great care in what they do. They have a vast wine selection & full bar menu. Our guests were so impressed as were we, that we gave them a standing ovation at the end in appreciation of a wonderful meal.
If you’re looking for a meal with a difference with great atmosphere, look no further! Sol-y-Sombra offers great food, great wine and great ambiance in a cosy surround.
Or if like us you are considering an alternative venue for your Wedding Day you should go and take a look at Sol-y-Sombra, it is a hidden gem! -Barbara & John via tripadvisor


“Thank you, Cliodhna and all the staff at Sol y Sombra for all your help and efforts coming up to and on our wedding day. We were so impressed with the unique setting and the friendliness of everyone from our very first visit, that we knew we were making a great choice in where to hold our wedding.

It has to be said that nothing was too much trouble for you. You all made the day so special and we’ve heard nothing but positive feedback and compliments for the food and service our guests received on the day. We had a fantastic day from the beautiful ceremony to the drinks reception in Nicks to the delicious meal and then spending the night dancing. We will forever appreciate the hard work and energy that was put in by everyone in Sol y Sombra to make our wedding day surpass all our expectations.” - Regina & Sean