Connemara Coast Hotel

Furbo, Galway
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On approaching the Connemara Coast Hotel surrounded by spectacular sea views and rugged landscapes you can't help but know that you are in a truly special place. It feels like you are tucked away in a cherished and unspoilt part of Ireland yet you are still only 10 minutes from the buzz of Galway City.

The Connemara Coast Hotel is that special wedding venue that every couple wishes for. It exudes style and luxury from its restful lounges, exquisite restaurants, award winning bars and leisure facilities to its superbly appointed accommodation with panoramic views of Galway Bay providing the perfect backdrop for capturing beautiful photographs.

The Aran Suite has its own private entrance and it's distinctive décor, relaxing ambience and finest quality cuisine can all be enjoyed in natural daylight with stunning sea views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Each couple can relax in knowing that they are in very capable hands with the expertise of our professional and dedicated Wedding Team who will take care of your every need from organising seating plans, menu choice or table flower arrangements. Exquisite tailor made wedding packages are very competitively priced and every little detail has been considered. The hotel staff take immense pride in delivering an award winning exceptional level of service to ensure that your day is unforgettable in every way.

A new addition to the Connemara Coast Hotel is our shoreline Wedding Gazebo which is situated right on the waters edge. The magnificent structure has a terraced, semi-circle surrounding it and can accommodate 120 seated guests and more standing. The Wedding Gazebo is the ultimate venue for your wedding ceremony with take your breath away views of the Atlantic Ocean beyond. 

We are also licensed to host Civil Ceremonies where the Aran Suite Ballroom can be subdivided into 2 separate banqueting suites. Both of these suites provide stunning views of Galway Bay and after your ceremony guests can enjoy this beautiful view with a drinks reception on the outdoor terrace.

Reviews of Connemara Coast Hotel

27 reviews
Quality of service
Ciara & Liam
Married on 16th Feb 2024
Ciara and I married on Friday. We had both our ceremony and wedding breakfast in the hotel and it was absolutely fabulous!!! Plentiful food, beautiful ambiance and loads of craic. Every member of staff we encountered was warm, welcoming and helpful. The food and wine was plentiful and delicious and our friends commented on both the unusual quality of the wine and food for a wedding. The whole day was a dream come true for my lovely new wife and her being so happy made me equally so.
A particular thanks is due to Lara and Brian ably assisted by Nia, Andrew and Evan.
What a wonderful experience for us on what is one of the more important days of our lives.
Thank you
P.S. Go for the lamb and Chilean wine 😉
Added 20th Feb 2024
Kate Feeney
Married on 21st Jul 2023
If you are looking for a truly special venue with stunning views, incredible service and staff that go above and beyond to make sure your special day is everything you dreamed of, then the Connemara Coast Hotel is for you!
We had our wedding here recently and I can't speak highly enough of the staff, particularly Brian who took extra special care of us and made sure our event was flawless. We had both our ceremony and reception at the hotel and every detail was taken care of. Our guests were blown away by the venue, the food, the service and everyone is still commenting on what a great day they had.
We can't thank everyone at the hotel enough for all your help in making sure we had the best day, it truly was the best day of our lives! Kate & Brian x
Added 20th Aug 2023
Deirdre Quinn
Married on 28th Dec 2022
What can I say?! Connemara Coast Hotel is just brilliant! There was a change of wedding co-ordinator there between booking and the actual wedding that caused a little concern but once Saoirse took up post it was AMAZING!! She is so fantastic at her job, responsive, calm, approachable and just brilliant! She was even responsive on her days off - which is totally unnecessary but didn't go unnoticed. We were there for our wedding for 3 days in total, and all the staff were fantastic. They really looked after everyone so well. My niece who's 3 was sick and spent a lot of time in their room with her mum. Saoirse made sure they got their dinner on the day of the wedding and on the following day staff were so good to them providing them with towels and food etc. The staff spoke to everyone during our stay and no ask was an issue. There really wasn't anyone we met that wasn't great when we were there for the 3 days and on visits prior to our wedding. The hotel is in a great location, near enough to the city and right on the coast. We got married at Christmas time and the hotel was decorated beautifully which made our photos inside lovely and Chrissmassy. Our photos outside were fantastic too. The grounds are gorgeous and really well kept. It's right on the sea which made for some great photos - even in December! What was particularly great is that everything was on the ground floor so was easily accessible for our family and other guests in attendance. We had a humanist ceremony and our reception there with only 48 guests - perfect for us but you could see how they could easily facilitate much bigger weddings than ours. We had a great time there and have some great memories that we'll cherish forever. If you're considering Connemara Coast - Do it, you won't regret it!!
Added 30th Mar 2023
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Olwyn & John
Married on 31st Dec 2023
We got married there new years eve just gone what a venue it is. We fell in love with it the first time we visited. All the staff are wonderful. Just a few to mention was Lara a tressure to the hotel and every so helpful. Lara has a wonderful manner with couples and puts them at ease with a can do attitude and nothing is a problem, and will go out of here way to help. A great asset to the Connemara Coast Hotel. We both love Christmas and the hotel was nicely decorated.
Evan is brilliant any time we were there he was every so helpful and willing to help no matter what. We never had a empty hand all weekend if we wanted anything he was on it straight away. Evan was cracking jokes all weekend and put everyone at ease and made it a very relaxed atmosphere a great attitude. He even dressed up for us as santa to ring in the new year outside with sparklers.
Brian was great with any questions I had they were answered swiftly. Both Brian & Lara were there the day of wedding and had umbrellas on hand when we arrived and welcomed the guests.
Andrew was on hand when items were delivered to hotel and helped with some diy. Great attitude and ever so helpful.
By the end of the few days we're all friends and can't wait to go back.
Function room have amazing views with plenty room for everyone .
Bedrooms have views looking over Galway Bay just breath taking you could get lost in nature. The bridal suite is fabulous and so chilled to take time to yourself. A extremely clean hotel which can be seen when you first enter it. Bathrooms are well maintained throughout.
The food was unreal especially the lamb so many people complimented it. A wide menu to choose from in all courses. Which is quite difficult to narrow down. All courses were presented fantastic on the day. We spent three days here and not a bad dish. Second day we went with a buffet style and went down a treat.
All staff in reception were amazing and ever so friendly to guests which the complimented. Ann was fantastic with bookings all the way through and made the process so easy. Any questions I had were answered swiftly.
You could see over the few days the staff are happy in the hotel.

I highly recommend the connemara coast hotel 5star all the way with no hesitation. If I had to do all over again I wouldn't change it.

We will be back at the Connemara Coast Hotel very soon for a night and meet everyone again.

Love the newlyweds
Olwyn & John ♥️
Added 10th Mar 2024
Chloe Keane
Married on 9th Sep 2023
Attended a family wedding here at the weekend.

The location, scenery and facilities were all excellent. The rooms, drinks reception and food was all fantastic.

My issue was with the 2 young security guards on duty the night of the wedding. They continuously looked for issues however small. Their aggressive behaviour towards guests was unacceptable. I have never seen or heard of security at a wedding before. They continuously prowled through the guests throughout the night making everyone very anxious and uncomfortable.

There seemed to be a lack of management after the meal finished. Nobody seemed to be in charge or took responsibility for anything. These 2 young security guards seemed to be running the show and calling all of the shots. They were very aggressive and on a power trip.

What started as a wonderful day turned into a nightmare.
I will never set foot in this hotel again
Added 12th Sep 2023
Shannon Callanan
Married on 1st Sep 2022
The Connemara Coast was just fantastic to deal with from initial introductions, throughout the lead up and the day itself just went off without a hitch. The feedback from the guests mostly consisted of how excellent the food was on the day- the high standard far exceeded what you would usually expect from a venue catering to 125+ people. They had plenty of bar staff on the day which was really important as many establishments these days just unfortunately do not have the staff to cater such events. The whole team played a vital role on the day and honestly couldnt have done more. We also held our day two celebrations there in the bar and again nothing was too much trouble. We've since been back to celebrate my mother's surprise 60th and we very much look forward to making the trip away to celebrate our one year anniversary.
Added 19th Apr 2023
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Married on 16th Jun 2022
An Amazing hotel from start to finish, they were so accommodating and all our guest complemented the staff and facility. I couldn?t recommend a better hotel absolutely beautiful.
Added 26th Jun 2022
Aoife & Iarla
Married on 21st May 2022
We can?t speak highly enough of our wedding day at the Connemara Coast. Guests were raving about the setting, the food and the service. We have to give a special mention to Brian and the team who were legends on the morning of the wedding, agreeing to move our ceremony outside to the beautiful gazebo when the sun came out with just one-hour left before the ceremony! It was the best decision we ever made, the backdrop by the sea was just spectacular and it made the day even more special for us. Brian was so calm and helpful and flexible, a pleasure to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend this as a wedding venue - so convenient to Galway city but feels like you?re abroad if you?re lucky enough to have the sun shine :)
Added 17th Jun 2022
Adrianne & Ryan
Married on 21st Jun 2019
From the minute we met Brian at their wedding show we knew the Connemara Coast was the hotel for us. Between the breathtaking views and setting right on the sea, the friendly and professional staff, the incredible food and service, we actually had our dream wedding. We couldn?t ask for more. Our family and friends are still raving about this hotel 2 months on, many of whom came over from the USA and are planning their trips back to stay here already. I wouldn?t hesitate recommending the Connemara Coast to anyone for a truly special day. It is so close to Galway city but has the feeling of being away.
Added 20th Aug 2019
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Sarah & Adrian
Married on 27th Oct 2018
I couldn?t recommend the Connemara Coast Hotel highly enough. Catherine, Micheal and the team were so helpful and couldn?t do enough for us. From the very first visit to the end. The quality of the food was second to none, the portions were amazing and they were so generous with the second helpings and wine top ups. The rooms were fabulous each room looks out on to the sea. All of our guests had such a wonderful time out there from the minute they arrived until they left the next day. Nothing was a problem to the team here, they were so personable the whole way through and got the job done all in the background! It was such a fabulous day! I?d do it all over again!
Added 10th Sep 2019
Emmet & Christina Healy
Married on 11th Aug 2017
We were well impressed with the Connemara Coast from day one. Darius and John were always available to answer our questions and always helpful and friendly. We felt they could never do enough for us. They suggested things we never even thought of. They took a lot of the possible stress out of planning our wedding day for which we are grateful.

The food on the day was excellent and the amount was plentiful. Every one of our guests commented on it. The venue itself was beautiful and provided many wonderful photo opportunities. The bridge at the back in particular was a big hit with amateur and professional photographers.

We would like to thank sincerely everyone in the Connemara Coast for helping make our day one of the best days of our lives and one which we will never forget. We genuinely don't think there is a better place for a wedding.
Response from Connemara Coast Hotel
Dear Emmet & Christina,

We are very thankful that you chose the Connemara Coast Hotel to celebrate your Wedding! We are happy to hear, that you and your Wedding Guests had great experience!
We would like to take this opportunity and wish you the true happiness, reaching every corner of your life!
Looking forward to seeing you at the Hotel!
Kind Regards,
Added 30th Aug 2017
Mr and Mrs Corcoran
Married on 22nd Jul 2017
We would like to say a huge thank you to John , Darius and all the staff for our amazing wedding weekend. From start to finish our guests were looked after to the highest standard. No request was to big and the hotel even sourced a small boat for the reception to hold the beers. All our suppliers also commented on how accommodating the hotel were. We could not but highly recommend this hotel for any couple who wants that extra special touch, from the quality customer service, outstanding food and drink to a unique venue with some of the most amazing views.
Added 4th Sep 2017
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Married on 2nd Jun 2017
This hotel provided an excellent service from the booking to the wedding day. They were very responsive, flexible and easy to deal with. Guests remarked at how attentive the staff were on the day and that the food was of a very high standard. The scenery around the venue is stunning. All the staff made our day very special and we cannot recommend them enough.
Response from Connemara Coast Hotel
Dear Aileen,

Thank you very much for your review.
We are delighted to hear that you had great time at the Connemara Coast Hotel!
We are looking forward to seeing you and your Husband at the Connemara Coast Hotel!

Kind Regards,
Added 7th Jun 2017
Myra Feeney
Married on 1st Apr 2017
We had our wedding in the Connemara Coast last April and it was totally amazing!!! the staff went above and beyond at every stage of the planning. Darius was so helpful and so enthusiastic about our big day. He thought of all the finer details that made our day so special. We had over 20 children at the wedding and 280 adults and the venue was perfect for it. They had the perfect play area for the kids so all the adults could enjoy dinner and dancing. The food was absolutely amazing, we went for a meal in the restaurant before we decided on the venue and even at such a big wedding the food was the exact same perfect quality on the night of the wedding as it was the night we ate in the restaurant.

On the day Darius managed to keep everything running on time while still ensuring we had an unrushed stress free day, he made us feel like the most important couple in the world!! The venue was so amazing for photos and all of the staff in the hotel were so helpful and friendly throughout the whole weekend. The treatment was beyond 5 star and I recommend they without any hesitation, many of our wedding guests ended up staying an extra night because they loved the hotel so much!
Response from Connemara Coast Hotel
Myra, thank you very much for a lovely review!
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Special Day at the Connemara Coast Hotel!
All of us at the Connemara Coast Hotel would like to wish you and Dan a lifetime of happiness!
Kind Regards,
Added 27th Jul 2017
Greg & Bernie
Married on 18th Mar 2017
Very friendly,helpful, professional staff and excellent service. The quality of the food was exceptional we had such an enjoyable day we couldn't recommend the Connemara Coast Hotel highly enough.
Response from Connemara Coast Hotel
Dear Greg & Bernie,

Thank you very much for your review, and for choosing the Connemara Coast Hotel as a venue for your Special Day!
Looking forward to seeing you at the Connemara Coast Hotel!

Kind Regards,
Added 12th Jun 2017
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Emer and Paul Davey
Married on 19th Dec 2015
Quite simply, great facilities and staff who go beyond the call of duty.

We recently got married and had our reception at the Connemara Coast Hotel. Not only did we have a great wedding reception but also the staff were outstanding as they looked after our guests, both those who stayed in the hotel and those who attended the reception.

The staff, led by the two Ann's and Catherine, couldn't do enough for us and we were delighted to hear such positive feedback from our family and friends about the experience they had.

The views of the wild Atlantic ocean were breath taking, the facilities at the hotel which included the scenic reception room, the cosy bar, the play room for kids, the health centre, the library mezzanine and the fantastic restaurant, were all beyond our expectations.

Whether it's to host a wedding or for a weekend stay, we could not recommend this hotel highly enough.
Added 17th Mar 2016
Claire Casey
Married on 24th Jul 2015
The hotel was amazing from start to finish . We live abroad and they corresponded to us through email very readily . They were so accommodating with all our requests . The staff were all very helpful . Our day was perfect . Food at this hotel is top notch . We have no complaints whatsoever !
Added 6th Oct 2015
Joy and Alan
We had a super day! everyone is still talking about it and they all had such a brilliant time and were so relaxed!! :) Wish we were getting married again now!!! :)
Added 31st May 2012
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Stacy and Paul
would like to thank and recommend Connemara coast hotel! we had our wedding there in April and you guys couldn?t do enough for us. All our guests praised your staff, hotel, food and scenery! We had a fantastic week :)
Added 30th Apr 2012
Laura and Iain
The ceremony room was made up exactly as we?d discussed and I was touched that Cathy had gone to the trouble of sourcing the exact flowers to match the wedding party. The room worked really well as a civil ceremony room with the beautiful views of the bay behind us.
Added 30th Apr 2012
Mairead and Pat
Thanks a million for your help in organizing the wedding. We'd a great day!
Added 31st Mar 2012
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Rachael and Ronan
We have never have we met staff which are willing to go the extra mile as much as this bunch.
Special mention to Cathy the wedding coordinator, Anne the manager and Carolina our Polish waitress
who were all superb.?
It?s the small things that got us excited in a hotel and by goodness Connemara Coast comes up trumps
in this department.?
The food was excellent from breakfast to lunch to dinner and especially our wedding meal, everyone
complimented us on how wonderful everything tasted.?
We would highly recommend getting married here because we're positive there is no place that will beat
it for all of the above!?
There is a feeling in the Connemara Coast that engulfs you the moment you walk through the door. This
feeling of "homeliness" - A home away from home as such! We can't wait to return and we know that
forever more the Connemara Coast will be a very special place to us!!
Julianne and Dermot
We just wanted to let you know that we were thrilled with how things went on Saturday. The food, the service etc was fabulous! The waiting staff are a credit to you all. Thanks so much for making our day so special
Caitriona and Conor
On behalf of myself and Conor I want to formally and sincerely thank you for everything you
did to make our day so very special. Right from the start Ann Downey and then yourself did
absolutely everything possible to make the entire occasion as stress and hassle free as possible.
Every single time I have contacted you or stayed in the hotel I have been treated extremely well.
Nothing was ever too much trouble and it did not go unnoticed. ?The feedback from our guests was absolutely phenomenal, everyone raved about the food and
the service and the location and views!
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Edel and Padraig
Thank you Cathy for all your help. We really appreciated it and we had a day to remember.
Neasa and Neil
Sorry I didn't get to say it in person, but I just wanted to say thanks a million for last Friday and everything you did for us in the run up. You are amazing at your job. You just kept both of us so so
calm and made it all very easy(for us!). Can you forward our thanks to Mike for the fabulous food.
All the staff were just brilliant and the guests were all raving about them.
Mairead and Declan
Just a quick mail to thank you so much for everything over the weekend and over the last few
months as well. You made the whole thing so easy for us. ?
Everyone enjoyed the day thoroughly and all the guests were full of praise for the food, all your
lovely staff, the rooms and just what a great time they had overall in the Connemara Coast. Even
though it was wet outside the sun was definitely shining inside for us! The room was so well laid
out, the flower arrangements and chair sashes were just perfect. We felt really relaxed from the
minute we arrived and I knew everything would be fine - just a really lovely atmosphere.

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