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4 Star Arklow Bay Hotel

Sea Rd, Ferrybank, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Y14 DX02
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The Arklow Bay Hotel is one of the most stunning and unique wedding venues Wicklow can offer. Wicklow’s number one wedding venue, the Arklow Bay Hotel offers an idyllic setting for your wedding day. Our beautifully proportioned Bay Suite ballroom is the ideal setting whether your wedding is for 80 or 380. We also cater for smaller more intimate affairs, civil ceremonies and outdoor events and only do one wedding a day. The Arklow Bay Hotel Co Wicklow offers a stylish yet intimate venue and your every desire is catered for, as soon as you step through the door for the first time.

Your wedding day is the most important & memorable day of your life and here at the Arklow Bay Hotel Co. Wicklow, from the moment you step on to the red carpet we promise an experience you will always treasure and we will endeavour to make your day thoroughly unique to you in one the most professional and adaptable Wicklow wedding venues.

We have years of experience in hosting weddings at the Arklow Bay Hotel. Unique Weddings are a speciality at the Arklow Bay Hotel and we treat every Bride & Groom with the individuality they deserve. We aim to provide a service that is unparalleled that along with a soft romantic setting with lots of candles, flowers and our exquisite grounds provided at no extra charge make us truly Wicklow’s premier Wedding Venue

You will have your own personal wedding co-ordinator who will help and guide you every step of the way.


23 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Stefanie & Brian Keenan
Added 29th Oct 2019
Wedding 19th Oct 2019
Hi Eimear We would just like to say thank you so much for everything you did for us in the run up to our wedding. Nothing was too big a job for you. I had you pestered in the last 2 weeks and you just took it all on and were amazing. The morning of the wedding everyone was good with Brian, again nothing was too much trouble. Every single guest at our wedding was so complimentary of the hotel, from the decor, the food, the staff, everything. You made our special day even more special, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, it was an amazing day and thank you again xxx Stef & Brian Xxx
Brenda & Jonathan Gannon
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 28th Sep 2019
We had our wedding in September and the team were amazing Eimear shauna and Dean from the very start to the day itself they went above and beyond nothing was too much trouble couldn't meet nicer people .Eimear the wedding coordinator was always on hand during the planning process taking any stress away .The food was fabulous all our guests commented how nice it was Jennifer who looked after the top table was always there if we needed anything brilliant at her job .The hotel was beautifully decorated and all the staff at the hotel really looked after our guests so well some have even rebooked to stay again. We would like to thank you all at the arklow bay for helping us have such an amazing day would highly recommend the hotel for weddings look forward to visiting again soon.
Bernie Breen & Amanda Bradley
Added 27th Nov 2019
Wedding 20th Sep 2019
We couldn’t recommend Eimear and the team highly enough.. from start to finish we felt as if our wedding was their priority. No request was too much and all of our personal touches were encouraged and met. Our wedding day was amazing. We felt so relaxed and enjoyed every minute ourselves. Feedback from all our our guests was hugely positive also. Bernie and Amanda.
Margaret & Andrew Montgomery
Added 29th Nov 2019
Wedding 19th Sep 2019
No words are enough to describe our wedding at the Arklow Bay Hotel and we are so happy that we chose here as our venue. We can't thank the wonderful staff and Eimear enough for everything!! Its such a lovely hotel, the food, the rooms, the staff everything about it is just so lovely and so welcoming . From the get go nothing was ever too much trouble, anything we wanted or needed for our big day was never a problem. Eimear our wedding Coordinator was just brilliant, always on hand for whatever our needs and really went above and beyond for us! The food at our meal was second to none and everyone commented on how nice it was. We were lucky to be able to use there fabulous new refurbished ballroom, so we were delighted with that. I suppose the icing on the cake for us was being able to have our ceremony outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Arklow Bay overlooking the lake, we really could of been anywhere in the world with the weather and sunshine we got, for September it was just amazing and the whole set up outside for the ceremony was just beautiful. Cannot fault the hotel in anyway shape or form. Amazing day from start to finish so again just like to thank all the staff, especially Eimear????
Sarah & Jonathan Browne
Added 17th Oct 2019
Wedding 17th Aug 2019
We had our wedding at The Arklow Bay Hotel in August it was a fantastic day. The staff were amazing, food was amazing and the staff couldn't do anymore to help they were fantastic. Eimear the wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing, so helpful, couldn't meet a nicer girl. I would highly recommend The Arklow bay for a wedding, the gardens are gorgeous and the scenery, we got married down by the lake such a lovely day thanks to everyone!
Blathnaid & Jim Parkes
Added 29th Nov 2019
Wedding 15th Aug 2019
Jim and I had our wedding in the Asgard Suite at the Arklow Bay on Aug 15th 2019. We live in London so the fact that we had Eimear on the end of the phone or email made everything so much easier for us in the planning stages. Our thoughts and ideas were listened to and taken on board but more importantly stuff we did not even think about was presented to us in a friendly and thoughtful manner. On the day itself everything was perfect. Our guests were blown away by the friendliness of all the hotel staff and by the quality of service particularly in the serving of the meal. The food was stunning and many of our guests do not live in Ireland so they were amazed at how much food there was! it was truly a perfect day due to the experience and dedication of all at the Arklow Bay.
Jamie & Carl Walsh
Added 6th Dec 2019
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
On the 10th of August this year.Myself and my husband had our wedding reception in the arklow bay hotel.From the day we booked our wedding the staff could not have been more helpful and accomadating to our every need .Eimear in particular was amazing to deal with.On our big day everything was exactly as we wanted,all the staff at the arklow bay could not have done any more for ourselves and all of our guests.The food in particular was beautiful and is still been spoken about among our family and friends.We would highly recommend the hotel to anyone planning their big day,everyone knows how stressful planning a wedding can be but all the staff made it much less stressfull.We regularly stay in the hotel and will continue to do so . Jamie and Carl Walsh
Sinead & Joe Redmond
Added 2nd Dec 2019
Wedding 2nd Aug 2019
Myself and my wife knew the moment we walked in tho the Arklow bay hotel that it was were we wanted to get married. The staff and team were wonderful. We had only booked our big day a month when we were informed that the wedding coordinator was changing and we had a new coordinator looking after us . This is where Eimear came in, we contacted her and she was so lovely. She made us feel like our big day was her main priority. She took us through a general run through of what most couples do on their day but let us know that they were very open to any creative ideas we had to make things a little different for our day. She really put our minds at rest and we knew it was definitely the right place for us. We would like to thank you again for all of your help from the day we enquired about booking our wedding, until the moment it was time for bed on our day. Nothing was ever too much for ask for, and questions were always answered super fast. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, or a better venue. The Arklow bay was the first venue that we viewed that made us feel at home , and we left with such excitement knowing that it was the venue that we wanted to get married at; It really did exceed all expectations thank you so much for all your hard work in making our wedding the best day of our lives. It would not have been possible without you all.All of our guests had a wonderful time and couldn’t praise the venue or the excellent food enough. Mr and Mrs Redmond
Tanya & Alan Farrell
Added 1st Aug 2019
Wedding 12th Jul 2019
From our first visit to the arklow bay we fell in love with it, to the food, the views, the lake and most importantly the staff we knew we would not want to get married anywhere else. We booked our wedding 18 months before the wedding day and as any couple planning a wedding you want to be in contact with them, which was never an issue, no question was ever to big or small, the staff at the arklow bay always wanted to help any way they can. Like any wedding guests at a wedding the main things they will always remember is the food and music and craic The food was amazing, I still have guests 3 weeks later saying it to me about cleaning off their plates, If you are lucky enough to have good weather get married at the lake, you will not regret it, an amazing experience it's truly beautiful down there the way the wedding is set up, how often can you get married outside in Ireland, the room in the hotel that ceremony would be in is also beautiful lit up with candles and flowers The bay suite has been fully renovated this year and it's a gorgeous room for the reception, All in all I would recommend the arklow bay for anyone getting married it truly is an amazing hotel, from Eimear, Musa, Shauna and Dean and all the staff in the arklow bay we couldn't be more grateful for all they did to make our day one to remember.
Jen & Des Coughlan
Added 21st Aug 2019
Wedding 6th Jul 2019
Well what can I say about The Arklow Bay Hotel. We had our wedding there on the 6th of July 2019. Eimear and Shauna they both work so hard and all the staff where amazing. They kept everything going so smoothly and down to the last detail. We are so happy that we got to have our wedding at The Arklow Bay Hotel from Jen and Des Coughlan .
Margurite & Ross Turner
Added 21st Aug 2019
Wedding 7th Jun 2019
Well where do we begin? The Bay was our number 1 choice for our big day from the second we got engaged. We had been to several weddings in the Bay in the past and all were superb. From initial meetings to visiting wedding showcases we fell in love. The day itself took our breath away and the very special attention to detail was flawless. The whole hotel not just the wedding team deserve amazing praise. Our families from far and not so far all said and I quote 'the best wedding we have been to in for forever' We can't recommend the Arklow Bay Hotel enough, from the food and atmosphere to the hospitity and genuine care they show to their guests. First Class. Thanks for everything, Ross & Margurite Turner
Jodi & Jade Slator
Added 6th Aug 2019
Wedding 5th Jun 2019
The Best Vegan Wedding Ever! Thank you so much for making our day so special and unforgettable. Your staff really went above and beyond to make sure we all had a brilliant day, and we really did! We especially want to thank your amazing sous chef Aine who created the perfect vegan menu for us. Everyone was raving about it, including all the meat eaters there (who didn’t “chicken” out)! Another special thanks has to go to our wedding coordinator Eimear who was with us every step of the way, ensuring everything was planned perfectly. We barely had to think of anything; we just enjoyed every minute of the day. We have gotten nothing but good feedback from our guests about your lovely staff who provided amazing service all day. Yet another special thanks has to go to your night porter who went so far as to drop some guests home in the early hours of the morning when they couldn’t get a taxi. There’s nothing bad we can say about The Arklow Bay Hotel. The service we received was as good as any 5 star hotel. We would recommend The Arklow Bay to anyone, especially any vegan couples out there. You’ll be sure to have one of the best days of your life for a fantastic price! - Jodi and Jade
Sarah & Eamonn Doyle
Added 1st Aug 2019
Wedding 30th May 2019
We had our beautiful wedding reception in The Arklow Bay Hotel in May 2019, what a magical experience it was. Every detail better than the last. To say the team was helpful is an understatement, Eimear our wedding coordinator pulled out all the stops nothing was too big or too small from changing function rooms to helping choose the centre pieces, Eimear truly took the stress away from the planning. On arrival we were made feel the top priority of the from the time we drove up to the door both Eimear and Dick were there to welcome us, Dick couldn’t have been more helpful from carrying bouquets and making sure my dress didn’t drag on the ground, a true gentleman. The food was second to none, every course better than the last nothing was too big of an ask. We truly were made feel like royalty during our time at the hotel. I couldn’t recommend The Arklow Bay enough to anyone thinking of getting married there from the scenery to the food but especially the staff who are so professional, helpful and most of all kind and mannerly. Our experience for our wedding was truly magical, I wish we would do it all over again.
Ashley & Stephen Callanan
Added 10th Jun 2019
Wedding 24th May 2019
We got married in the Arklow Bay Hotel on the 24th of May 2019 and it was my fairytale wedding I always dreamed of. The staff are nothing short of perfect and the wedding co-ordinator Eimear is the nicest woman we have ever dealt with and she deserves all the credit. She made everything so easy and took a lot of stress of myself and my now husband. Eimear imagined everything I could have ever dreamt of and made it a reality. We cannot talk any higher of the staff, the three nights that we stayed in the hotel were fantastic and that’s down to the quality of the staff. The food is divine!! After three days we all needed to be rolled out of the hotel! The chefs prepared an award winning dish every time something came out of the kitchen, whether it was lunch, or even our wedding dinner, it was impeccable!! If anyone is unsure of where to look, the Bay definitely should be an option. Special mention to Eimear, Shauna, Derek, Dick, Laura, Alice and Cian who made such an impact on our wedding and we will be forever grateful ??
Tess Sillery
Added 25th Jun 2019
Wedding 11th May 2019
We had our big day on the 11th of May. Couldnt thank the team enough. From early talks with eimear and her continuous help during what can be a very stressful journey, she was an absolute dream. To shauna and the team for the service that we received. Marguerite and Zara in the bay beauty rooms pulled out all the stops for my bridal party. We had the best day, as did our friends & family. We would highly recommend for future brides and grooms.
Samantha & Stephen Stewart
Added 26th Nov 2019
Wedding 10th May 2019
We had Our Wedding at the Beautiful Arklow Bay Hotel on the 10th of May 2019. Our Wedding Coordinator Eimear O' Brien and her team was OUTSTANDING. From our early preparations and planning they were 100% behind us all the way. The Hotel itself its beautiful surroundings and the friendly staff made Our day more Special. The food was delicious. Every one that attended Our Wedding enjoyed the day. We would highly recommend this Hotel for that Very Special Day.
Zydrune Greiciute & Kieran Mulhall
Added 29th May 2019
Wedding 2nd May 2019
"If you look for a location of your big day , I cannot recommend enough The Arklow Bay hotel. You will be amazed with the service you will receive from your wedding planner. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is just fabulous, delicious deserts .... you will be living the dream..."- Zydrune A special thanks to Eimear and Shauna and everyone at the Arklow bay hotel for giving us the best wedding anyone could have wished for ,so helpful and amazing people highly recommended.- Kieran
Marie Noonan & Brian Connolly
Added 29th May 2019
Wedding 20th Apr 2019
We got married in Arklow Bay hotel in April. We chose this hotel as we found it to be excellent value and the staff were so lovely when we went to their open day. Leading up to the big day our wedding coordinator Eimear couldn't have been nicer and made everything stress free for us. As we got married in the hotel itself, we didn't even need to worry about flowers or church decorations etc as the hotel organised all of this for us as part of our package. We were able to have our drinks reception outside which our guests loved as the hotel has beautiful grounds and is only a stone's throw from the beach. The actual reception itself was wonderful. The room was stunning and all of our guests raved about the food and how friendly the staff were. I would highly recommend Arklow Bay to any couple looking for a wedding venue...Thanks so much to all the staff who went out of their way to make our day so special it was greatly appreciated!!
Tanya Behan
Added 31st Oct 2018
Wedding 6th Oct 2018
I would highly recommend this hotel. Orla and the staff are fantastic. They were so friendly, informative and extremely helpful. From the moment we met Orla we knew we were in good hands, she’s simply amazing at her job. The staff at the hotel were so friendly and helpful, the majority of our guests commented on the polite friendly staff. The food was to die for, again all guests were raving about how good the food was, some guests said they’re were so happy that every course came out hot and not just warm. The hotel and grounds are fab also, some beautiful picturesque photo opportunities on the grounds. Guests even commented on how efficient the staff were at check in with so many arriving at the same time. We had platters of food the next day and they were fab also. I honestly could not fault anything here, it was just perfect. Well done to this hotel on having such a fabulous team of staff there.
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 18th Aug 2018
Lovely venue and ceremony room
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 9th Jun 2018
Wonderful service from start to finish, Orla our coordinator was brilliant and Marguerite from the Bay Beauty rooms was amazing. The couldn't do enough for us.
Mr and Mrs Egan
Added 31st Oct 2018
Wedding 19th May 2018
We can not fault this hotel. We had an amazing wedding, they were very accommodating and very helpful. Orla, the wedding coordinator went above and beyond. The reception staff were amazing help the morning of, when a couple of things went wrong they assured me it would all work out and helped in fixing it. The bar staff and waiters were amazing and not one issue arose. Very professional and very nice. It was brilliant. Great quality and the food was gorgeous.
Added 25th Oct 2018
Wedding 21st Mar 2018
We had absolutely no faults with the arklow Bay Hotel. It was an amazing venue. We had family over from London and Scotland so the hotel gave us extra rooms at the discounted price. They accommodated to all our needs in the most professional way. They really did go above and beyond for us which made our day even more special.
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