The top 10 finalists will head to Kinsale, which is becoming known as Ireland’s Ultimate Wedding Destination, to face the Judging Panel and a range of tough challenges and interviews to decide who gets ‘The Ultimate Job’ of Honeymoon Tester.
They will stay for the final challenge weekend at the stunning Ballinacurra House, the Exclusive Use Private Estate in Kinsale, well known as the ‘Irish home’ of Michael Jackson, prior to his death last year.
The couples will enjoy the full Kinsale dining and leisure experience, with challenges and tasks combined with sightseeing and fun time at some of Kinsale’s top class clubs and venues, such as Blue Haven, Hamlets Bar and White Lady Nightclub.
Ciaran Fitzgerald, Chairperson on Kinsale Chamber of Tourism is delighted with the impending influx of “honeymooners”! “Kinsale has everything that a couple would need to plan their ultimate wedding experience… from the romantic surprise engagement to the hen and stag parties right through to the big day and after. We also do great christenings!”
Rosemarie Meleady, managing director of Runaway Bride and Groom, explains:
“Numerous locations in Ireland were vying for the opportunity to host the final but we decided to opt for Kinsale based on its many attractions of wonderful hotels and private estates, stunning harbor, great bars and restaurants, range of activities and ease of access. The Kinsale Chamber of Tourism was also very proactive in providing an equally exotic package of events for the Final Weekend that complement its reputation as a premium Wedding Destination as well the Gourmet Capital.”
The final interviews will take place on Sunday in the stunning surroundings of the Carlton Hotel after a little pampering to calm the nerves at the C Spa.
The chosen couple will be finally revealed on Sunday evening at a Gala Dinner at Ballinacurra House, with special guests and top entertainment.
The successful applicant and their partner will immediately start preparing for their first trip after the announcement and will fly out on 21st May to Zanzibar, Mauritius and private escorted safari in Kenya – a week in each destination – just for starters.