Call to the Coachman Bar Clonmel

Call to the Coachman Bar Clonmel Brides in Tipperary

Want to hear your wedding band? Then call to the Coachman Bar Clonmel

I recently had the pleasure of visiting theThe Coachman Bar in Clonmel and what a fantastic night was had by all. This fabulous bar is situated in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The Coachman – formally known as Larry Tobins/Slievenamon – is located at 13/14 Parnell Street. The premises boasts three bars including two function rooms. Live entertainment takes place four nights a week satisfying all ages. Recently modernised and refurbished, the premises offers the character and classical lines of yesterday, but the luxuries of today. With extensive street frontage, it stands prominently in Parnell Street. The business is privately owened by the Shanahan family for the past 25 years, so plenty of knowledge of the bar and cabaret going in their favour.

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The Coachman Bar Clonmel Co. Tipperary Ireland

As a wedding videographer here in Tipperary, I get asked lots of times about wedding bands in and around the Tipperary area and further afield. The best way to choose your wedding band is go to hear them. But, as it was brought to my attention of late, people don’t like “gate crashing” a wedding party to hear a band playing. I can see their point, but on my visit to the The Coachman BarClonmel, I saw a band setting up in the room and recognised them from the many weddings I video in Dundrum House Hotel, Ballykisteen Hotel in Tipperary and other hotels. I went up and spoke to the band – a very popular band, I might say. I wont name them as it would not be fair on other great bands. Durring the conversation, we got to chat about weddings and all the places we meet over the year. He explained to me that 3 couples were coming to the The Coachman Bar that night to hear them, as they did not like the idea of  going to someone’s wedding party to hear them.

The Coachman Bar Clonme
The Coachman Bar Clonme

This is a fantastic idea, putting no pressure on the couple. They can stay for a drink in the lovely comforts of the bar and chat to a band member and ask him to play a certain song they might want at their wedding. As the night went on and the band in question WAS fantastic, I might add, I did see the couples meet them and, along with the band getting a booking, so did I. They introduced them to me, so happy days all around. So, brides, keep an eye on the The Coachman Bar face book, and The Nationalist for further great wedding bands playing live at the The Coachman you can contact them here ?on 052 61 21299

Also check out Brides In Tipperary for more info on this  great Clonmel bar

Below  is some of the fantastic reviews they got  to menision here 

Great place,fantastic groups every weekend and of course the lovely friendly staff are just some of the reasons u should visit the coachman
Fantastic bar , great music !
Lovely place nice music friendly staff. Great atmosphere
Best place in town for a pint and staff make you feel so at home

Near and far…

Wedding video Kilkenny
Wedding video Kilkenny

Yesterday evening I took  two local wedding DVD bookings for the Tipperary / Kilkenny areas for 2015, which incidentally looks to be another great year. It’s funny the way wedding bookings have changed in the last year or so. Couples often booked a bit nearer the date of their wedding, I guess due to budget constraints of the last  few years or so, but of late they are booking one and two years in advance – which  I’m not complaining about!  It’s great to see there’s maybe some confidence in our country’s economy again.  There is always something nice about a local wedding – working with the people you see every day.  And getting lots of referrals from local  couples, having viewed their completed wedding DVDs , is worth its weight in gold.  Talking about gold, price is not too much of a problem any more when brides or grooms enquire regarding a wedding video package.  I remember not too long ago the BIG question was HOW MUCH??.. Well that’s like asking how long is a piece of string?!  Everywedding  DVD is different as regards the needs of the couple let it be price, the type of package they might want or the amount of coverage.  I have often said to couples my price starts at  €400 and they can build on that and sure enough they do – 90% of them go for my top package, which starts at the Bride’s home and includes a  selection of dances that evening, giving fantastic coverage and huge value for their money.  On the other hand I have lots of weddings over the different borders such as Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow, Limerick and Cork, and it’s like all wedding venues – it’s nice to visit these place as well and get to know new people at the weddings. Of course getting more referrals  along the way via the internet  is a huge part of business these days but word of mouth is most

 rsz_dsc01053-300x169 Speaking of local weddings, I was filming  a wedding with  Selina O’Meara on Friday  last in Lisvernane Church just outside Tipperary town.  I met Selina  again just last week in the  Abbey Court Hotel in  Nenagh.  Selina is a fantastic wedding photographer, so quick off the mark and achieving  stunning  photography as she goes.  We were discussing wedding videography and photography and the way things have changed over time – for the better I think as people have become more price conscious and shop around a bit more for better value.  But it’s not always about getting a cheap wedding video or  cheap wedding photographs, you also have to think of the end product, which I sometimes remind clients of.  So by all means shop around, but the cheapest is not always a good idea, after all you will still want to play your wedding DVDs in 20 years time or maybe in 40 years your children will take it out and have a look at the fashions of  2014 /15/16 and so it is of utmost importance to have your wedding day filmed by a professional wedding videographer / photographer.

Brides In Munster, irish wedding videographer, munster wedding video, Tipperary Wedding News, Wedding DVD Cashel, Wedding Video North Tipperary, Wedding Videographer Thurles, Wedding Videos TipperaryAnd I guess that’s why Edel Hanley from Lisvernane chose Selina and myself  to work for her on her wedding day.  Edel  is of course a Tipperary football all star and the little church at Lisvernane was packed with her team mates, family and friends in the glorious sunshine of a May Friday.  Selina took them to Christ the King for the bridal party photo shoot and what a spectacular setting it was!  The day was clear and the Galtee  Mountains looked so near you could almost touch them!  Afterwards Edel and Shane headed to Aherlow House Hotel for a fantastic wedding reception.  Aherlow House Hotel is again my stop next Saturday, so let’s hope for more sunshine!

A little  something  I have been reading up on of late is  Moposa – see it here on the link    ok a little insight to it ….

Moposa enables you to share more of the wedding  details with family and friends both at home and abroad should you wish to  simplify the planning process and save time and money along the way.  Some of the fantastic tools that are provided through Moposa include your own guest list manager, personal-URL wedding website with online RSVP, budget planner, guest text messaging and ‘drag-n-drop’ seating  planning for the function rooms.You can even import guests from you face book!  I just thought it was a great little wedding  planingtool.

~ Joe

Music Choice for my wedding DVD ?

Music Choice for my wedding DVD ?

Music Choice for my wedding DVD ?

As wedding videographer based in Tipperary, we get asked every week from Brides and yes grooms for ideas on the type of music  that should be used in their  wedding DVD.. We always give the same advice – pick tracks that mean something to you and tracks that you like. But  make sure to include an up to-date track as well because in years to come when you relive your wedding  day on DVD you will say I remember that song it was number one  the year we were  married.

So lets start witha few…….


Elbow – One Day Like This

Jason Mraz – I won’t   give up

Celebration – Kool And The Gang

Endless Love – Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross

Your Song – Elton John What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Someone Like You – Van Morrison

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

A Moment Like This – Leona Lewis

Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

She’s The One – Robbie Williams

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

You’re Still The One – Shania Twain

In a country Church yard

But as I said above dont forget to add some of todays music and a little Classical can also be nice !  ( By Abbey Video Productions )

Why should you have your wedding day filmed ?

Why should you have your wedding day filmed ?

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1. What might you Miss on the day?

Your videographer will be filmingloads of footage around you on your wedding day, often little things that you missed. At Abbey Video Productionswe will capture moments that neither of you witnessed. Talk to any bride and groom that have hired us at Abbey Video Productions and they will tell you what an absolute blur their wedding day was, and that they were  thrilled to have a video to help relive all the wonderful moments that they can’t recall.

2. Get it online

In these wonderful times of technology why not have a small clip of your wedding video online and on our Facebook page.  In every family there is some relation or friend abroad at the time of your wedding that can’t make it home for some reason or another that you would like to share a little clip of your wedding day with quickly and easily online.

3. Photos

Photographers  are a real tradition at a wedding and it is fantastic to open your wedding album at any time, but when you make those all important vows and when your parents and bridal party speak about you at your top table nothing but stunning  quality video and audio that we at Abbey Video Productionscapture for you can relive those moments.

4. Years down the road

Twenty years or more from now your children can relive your wedding video. Remember, your wedding video is not just for a day, it’s forever – a keepsake for your children’s children.

5. Is it in our budget?

We have heard of so many disappointed couples who did not have a video for their wedding day for one reason or another.  Maybe in the heat of the moment they thought they would not need one, or swapped it for a few extra flowers.  Some couples might get a family member or friend to video bits of their day, but apart from putting pressure on the guest they won’t have the professional equipment and therefore quality  that a professional videographer will have. We at Abbey Video Productions are like our motto: we are Professional, Affordable, Unobtrusive. At the end of the day, it’s one day: YOUR day and I am sure it’s a day you never want to forget.


6 Where are we based?

We are based in Cashel Co Tipperary, But distance is no problem  Over the years through feed back from couples, we have learned how important it is to all involved on a wedding day for the video person to maintain a discreet profile while still capturing every single detail of your day, this we can promise !


Here’s a comment we often hear Hi joe, I just wanted to say a big thank you for our incredible wedding dvd it was lovely to look at, u captured amazing footage, we’ll have a lifetime of memories to look back on, id recommend you to any bride and groom, you were the Invisible Man on the day ! 🙂 all the best joe. . Paul and Trish”

Video Booths – Perfect for any Occasion

Video Booths – Perfect for any Occasion

Video Booths – Perfect for any Occasion

The best thing you can have from any Wedding or Party are memories and Facebooth is the perfect way to capture them. Our Video booths store all your guests’ messages on video and after the event we compile, edit and create professional footage for you. Facebooth is a fun, unique and wonderful way to capture memories, jokes, songs, stories, well wishes and more, all during your Wedding or Party. Facebooth Video Booths are a Wedding and Party must have!  Our Video booths store all your guests’ messages on video and after the event we compile, edit and create professional footage for you. Facebooth is a fun, unique and wonderful way to capture memories, jokes, songs, stories, well wishes and more, all during your Wedding or Party. Facebooth Video Booths are a Wedding and Party must have! Call today on 086 3211700.

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hen_night_balloon1Once a couple announce their engagement, the girls immediately think of the hen party, the Chief Bridesmaid gets to work /organize the Hen but she should keep in mind the brides wishes/ ideas as well but usually the Bride tell them where they might want go, what they want to do for the hen party, who should attend and so on. So how do you organize the best Hen Party ever?

 While most popular destinations, are just a short flight away, a Bride can go anywhere for her Hen. There are an amount of places the chief bridesmaid can choose from to take the bride and all her friends……   well the ones the bride wants to attend! And of course make sure you check with her on the invite part! Planning to take away 10 people some times more needs a lot of  organizing , collecting the money for flights, the odd drink or 20 travel insurance, and a lot more to think of, so its best if the chief bridesmaid gets some help on this, meet with people check out their budgets which is very important these days.

 Where to go …….  Barcelona has become an increasingly popular destination we understand but you have the likes of Lanzarote, Portuga, and many more, London is a great place as well, but don’t forget our own Dingle a fabulous little town in Kerry, I have had many great holidays there and every weekend its packed with Hen & Stag dos but where ever you go have but be safe !

Tipperary hotels for your wedding

Below are some of Tipperary’s  great Hotels that come to mind, but Tipperary Has a host of Hotels that would  be a  fantastic experience to host your wedding day, us at Abbey Video Productions has filmed Wedding in all of them ! here is some that come to mind.
Dundrum House Hotel

Is ideally located 7 miles west of Cashel, seat of the former Kings of Ireland (100 miles from Dublin and 65 miles from Cork) and 10 miles from Holy cross Abbey, a beautifully restored medieval Cistercian Abbey. Dundrum House Hotel is situated amidst the beauty and splendour of Irelands Golden Vale. The beautiful grounds and elegant interiors provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs / Wedding video. The Galteemore Ballroom caters for up to 350 guests and our award winning team of chefs and service staff will treat you to wonderful food and excellent service wedding

We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your dream day. To arrange a show around, please do not hesitate to contact us on 062 71116 or .  Assuring you of our best attention and service. Wedding suppliers also available 

The Warmest of Welcomes Awaits You.



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This Tipperary hotel is ideally located only minutes from Tipperary Town and less than 30 minutes drive from Limerick making it an excellent location for couples looking for their very own fairytale wedding. Let the management and staff at Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort make the most important day of your life something very special indeed.

We will help you plan step by step a day to remember. Our specialist wedding team are at your disposal for advice and assistance throughout the planning process. Our expert wedding management team will ensure the day runs smoothly, leaving you free to enjoy this, one of the most important days of your life. our grounds are ideal for your wedding photographer or wedding video.  Reception:  +353 (0)62 33333



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Kilshaine House

Set in the magnificent rolling countryside of South Tipperary, this large Victorian house is at the end of a half mile long driveway and surrounded by 320 acres of private parkland which includes a trout river and landscaped gardens with some stunning features: great trees, an 1860 palm house, a large walled garden – and a ballroom in an orangerie, where 200 guests can be seated for a gala dinner.

The house has recently been meticulously restored for special events and is now one of Ireland’s most desirable private venues. An impressive high-ceilinged hall with marble columns and beautiful plasterwork sets the tone, and a series of fine rooms – drawing room, library, dining room and morning room – all share magnificent views across the Tipperary landscape.

There are several churches to choose from in the area, and wedding blessings can be held at Kilshane. The champagne reception is hosted in the Conservatory, followed by dinner in the Orangerie, which has three French doors opening onto a terrace overlooking the lake. This is one of Tipperary most beautful views and a gem for the likes of Video & Photography for your day.

Wedding planning services are available on request



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Hotel Minella Clonmel:

Hotel Minella Clonmel is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel Co. Tipperary. The original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, and the Minella was opened as a hotel by Mr & Mrs Jack Nallen in 1963. Situated on the River Suir, in beautiful tranquil surroundings, the hotel is only a 5 minute drive from the town centre. The Minella has seen much change over the years, including upto date technology, and the addition of the award winning leisure facilities at Club Minella. and would be delighted to welcome you on your wedding day, where our freninly staff will assist, with fablous gorounds for those very importent photos and videography. 4 Star Family Run Hotel
052 6122388.



So that’s our input into hotels these are only some of the fabulous hotels in Tipperary which we have videoed weddings in, lots of other hotels all over Ireland,  with the likes of  Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford, Wicklow, limerick, Kildare., Cork to name a few.


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Cashel Pantomime Society – Abbey Video Productions a  Videographer in Tipperary we are often asked to video shows in Tipperary, Cashel, Fethard, Clonmel, Thurles, Kilkenny,Cahir, just to mention a few,  Pantomime and all different types of stage shows, this time we were invited again to  video the fantastic Cashel Pantomime Society of their production  “Sleeping Beauty ” we love to video Pantomime they are always fantastic fun with great casts, but We like to attend the rehearsals to get a feel for the show, the cast, and to take stock of the show it self, this time was no different, so we packed our kit and headed to Halla na Feile Cashel, and from the “Quick peek you are about to view its going to be a cracker of a show.

Cashel  Pantomime

Cashel wedding New Years Eve 2012/ 13
Tipperary Wedding Video

On New years eve Sinead and Martin tied the knot in Cashel co. Tipperary, We at Abbey Video Productions were on hand to film their wedding, but what a cold day, we went to Hoare Abbey for some great photographs with their photographer Bernard O Brien ( New-age Photography) but Sinead and Martin were not rocked by the ice  winds, we moved onto Dundrum House Hotel  for a warm reception from Deirdre and her staff , o and some mulled wine 🙂 Best of luck to them both.

Schuzan-Soprano Duo

Schuzan-Soprano Duo

 It was out of the love of the romantic and the quirky that Schuzan was born – a classically trained Soprano Duo designed to mark occasions with unique style.

Their sound is based on a legato fusion of two harmonized voices and their repertoire is universal and fresh whilst never losing sight of the romantic and individuality of each occasion.

Schuzan like to meet the couple and get a sense of the story for each wedding day – they see themselves as an adjunct to the celebration that should tally with the couple and their future aspirations. Sparkling in black sequins, equipped with logo-printed instrument accessories they excel in luxury giving people a real sense that you get way beyond what you pay for.