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Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel

Adare, Limerick
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Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa is located just outside the beautiful village of Adare with its historic churches, situated in 44 acres of organic private grounds and landscaped gardens full of insta-worthy spots and beautiful backdrops for photographs.

The Fitzgerald Family has been creating magical weddings since 1983. And over the years we have played host to thousands of couples, helping them, and their families, to celebrate their special day, many of which are second generation weddings.

Award-winning Dedicated Weddings Team

Our award-winning dedicated weddings team is led by David Fitzgerald and his sister, Elaina Fitzgerald, both of whom have been recognised for their excellence by couples and peers alike and have earned a reputation for going the extra mile to ensure that each and every couple enjoys the day of their dreams. David and Elaina will take care of you from your initial consultation right through to your dream day and post-wedding celebrations, keeping in regular personal contact, even if you are planning your wedding or renewal of vows ceremony from overseas.

We pride ourselves on doing things differently and with distinction. Both David and Elaina regularly travel overseas to research emerging wedding themes and trends, visiting wedding fairs and destinations to gather new ideas and inspiration.

We have a strict one wedding a day policy and our bespoke packages contain a generous range of items included as standard that most other hotels consider to be extras. No two weddings are ever the same, and your celebration will be unique to you, tailored to your exact wishes.

Our location on the edge of Adare, Ireland’s prettiest village, and close to Shannon Airport and Ireland’s motorway network linking us to Dublin, Galway and Cork means Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa is ideal for destination weddings.

We are proud to use our own organic produce grown on our farm and in Mary’s Organic Garden throughout our menus, bringing an unrivalled level of quality to the table.

As well as our newly refurbished Fitzgerald Suite which can comfortably accommodate over 300 guests, we also have a number of other elegant spaces perfect for more intimate celebrations. The Fitzgerald Suite’s stunning décor takes its inspiration from Europe’s finest, iconic ballrooms resulting in the perfect marriage of traditional elegance with lavish contemporary style.

Outdoor Ceremonies 

Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa is set on 44 acres of organic grounds and landscaped gardens, full of insta-worthy spots and beautiful backdrops for your wedding photography. Our beautiful formal gardens, which we have been cultivating for 35 years, boast direct access to the Fitzgerald Suite, a patio area and romantic waterfall feature. Certified for civil ceremonies, it is ideal for outdoor weddings and drinks receptions, as well as summer evening barbeques.

And, should the weather take an unexpected turn for the worse, we always have a suite ready and waiting to effortlessly accommodate you and your guests.’ We also have a number of suites perfect for indoor ceremonies.

Revas Spa 

The award-winning Revas Spa, which is located within our grounds, specialises in bridal hair, makeup and wedding day preparation.

Your guests are also extremely well looked after with 89 beautiful bedrooms and a host of facilities to make their stay both comfortable and enjoyable.

No matter how large or intimate your wedding or renewal of vows ceremony is, we will help you create the most special day of your lives.


75 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Claire & William
Added 26th Oct 2021
Wedding 2nd Sep 2021
We had our wedding here on 02/09/2021. It was our third date, having postponed twice due to covid. David was our wedding co-ordinator and he was brilliant from our first day meeting him to the day itself. Nothing was ever any trouble and he was so friendly and reassuring everytime we spoke/met. David and his team of staff went above and beyond for our day, it was perfect. The food was delicious and enjoyed by everyone. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. We would have no problem recommending Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel as their wedding venue.
Hannah & Nick
Added 21st Oct 2021
Wedding 28th Aug 2021
The Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel is the epitome of a fantastic wedding venue. From day one our experience with the Woodlands and particularly with Elaina was nothing short of fantastic; the quality of service, the friendliness and the professionalism was second to none. Our wedding guests are still talking about our day 8 weeks later and a lot of that is down to how fantastic the Woodlands made it. Following recent renovations, the Woodlands is literally glowing. The onsite Revas Spa made hair & make-up the morning of the wedding a complete breeze. And the food is just out of this world; I can't tell you the amount of guests who told us they have never been to a wedding where they were so well fed before!! Honestly, cannot thank Elaina and the team enough. Would highly recommend The Woodlands, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Catherine & Christy
Added 31st Aug 2021
Wedding 27th Aug 2021
David and the entire team at the Woodlands Hotel went above and beyond for us. They were so accomodating and had huge attention to detail. All of our guests were very impressed with the whole experience they provided. David was always available to us in the lead up to the wedding and made rescheduling due to Covid restrictions very easy! You will be very well fed, entertained and all expectations surpassed. Would HIGHLY recommend them!!
Kerrie Griffin
Added 25th Aug 2021
Wedding 11th Aug 2021
I want to thank everyone at the woodlands from the bottom of my heart for all they have done to make our day so special. From the day way back when we first sat down with Elaina, she really have made everything so easy and have been so helpful I cannot compliment the staff enough, everyone is talking about how friendly and mannerly they are, from the check in desk to the wait staff everyone is just so lovely. We really had the best day of our lives and we cant thank you enough for making it happen!
Chrissie Hyland
Added 21st Oct 2021
Wedding 6th Aug 2021
Best day of our lives thanks to the woodlands management and staff for making it all so special amazing hotel. Still people talking about the meal also the bridal suite fabolous.
Anita Ryan
Added 12th Sep 2021
Wedding 27th Jul 2021
The Woodlands House Hotel in Adare situated in off the road with lovely fields either side if the avenue is both a hive of activity as the management and staff do everything to please their guests and an oasis of calm and relaxation for those who chose to stay there. We had the pleasure of having our wedding reception there on the 27th of July 2021, On our first visit to meet David the general manager we knew we didn't need to look any further for our venue for our celebration. He gave us his full attention, listened to all our queries and showed us where we would have our wedding meal. Everything was explained comprehensively and we came away in the knowledge that we had made the right decision. David and Jeremiah had good banter about their opposing counties and I reassured David I'd always be a Limerick Lady even though I would be moving to Tipperary. We were back in lockdown in January so all communication was by email. David kept his promise and updated us on all the regulations imposed by the government. For a long time we weren't sure if we would have six, twenty five or fifty guests. in the end we had fifty guests and the day was magical from start to finish. We and our guests were treated like royalty with amazing attention to detail down to Mary Fitzgearld straightening my necklace as I stepped onto the red carpet having also done it for the mother of the bride a few minutes before we arrived! We were blessed with beautiful weather so the drinks reception was served on the lawn at the front of the hotel- a real garden party! We then went to a beautiful space abundant with flowers for some photographs and finally we went inside for our scrumptious meal. The food and the service was excellent. in spite of all the covid restrictions we had a delightful gathering and a carnival atmosphere prevailed. We finished the night with Fitz and chips though where we put them we'll never know! All covid safety guidelines were adhered to so we all were able to relax and not stress about anything. Most of our guests stayed in the hotel and really enjoyed the comfort and luxury. We would also like to acknowledge the help of Monica and all the staff who looked after all our needs in a caring and efficient manner- true professional's nothing was any bother and any request was handle with care and love. We hope that after reading this you will know that we high recommend the Woodland House Hotel in Adare as an ideal wedding venue and an amazing place to stay for a break. Me and Mrs Jeremiah and Anita Ryan
Keith Higgins
Added 27th Jul 2021
Wedding 20th Jul 2021
We first booked our wedding with David and the team at the Woodlands in 2019, pre Covid. We were blown away by the set up and the enthusiasm David had for making sure everything was going to work out perfectly for us. David showed us around, showed us the packages we could avail of, showed us some samples from other weddings and even examples of how flexible they were if you wanted to chop and change to whatever you needed. Covid hit, we were restricted with numbers, Covid looked like it was going, it came back again in another wave. Throughout it all, any questions we asked, David had answers. Even often answering questions before we even asked. He took time out from his own personal life to make phone calls and answer emails, and even though we felt like we were bothering him, he never gave us that impression. Always happy to help, always happy to answer anything and solve another problem. As the day got closer and we were finalising details, restricted numbers remained in place as they had been due to increase, resulting in a panicked late evening chat with David to try change our date. Facilitating us to move the date back a month, so we could have 50 guests at our wedding, we asked about running a second day at the Woodlands, so that we could celebrate with friends on the 2nd day. Without any fuss, David sorted it. The day arrived, and we were greeted by David at the hotel. Our guests had a beautiful outdoor drinks reception awaiting them in the garden out back. Myself and my now wife were taken around by the photographer to have pictures taken while David and his staff looked after our guests to the highest of standards. No fuss, no complaints, everything taken care of. We were announced in to the dining room and greeted by Monika who looked after us throughout our meal. The food, was divine, portion sizes perfect, you were not leaving there hungry. Seconds were offered and served, drinks were poured and topped up with no fuss. Any requests or orders w
Deirdre Leahy
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 16th Jul 2021
Elaina Fitzgearld went above and beyond for us on the run up for our wedding and on the day itself. What ever we asked fir Elaina would try to best to facilitate this. She’s the absolute best in the business.
The Walsh family
Added 3rd Jul 2021
Wedding 26th Jun 2021
Nothing was too much trouble for David and his team at the Woodlands, for our small family wedding. The food and venue was fabulous. We extended out stay a few nights and there was loads for the kids to keep entertained
Added 17th May 2021
Wedding 14th May 2021
We had our small family wedding with the Woodlands mid covid and all I can say that they were fantastic. They put us as ease and gave us all the support we required to hold our family wedding with them. The food is unbeatable and the service we got was first class. We are so very grateful that we could celebrate our day in the Woodlands and we thank personally David and Conor for a world class service. Thank you all so much and I hope when things reopen that others get to enjoy your hospitality as much as we did and will do. Thank you.
Bernie & Laurence
Added 3rd Mar 2021
Wedding 27th Feb 2021
We had our wedding just this past weekend. We had it in the Woodlands House Hotel Adare, where we had the best experience even though our wedding was small due to covid. The Woodlands made our day so special from the hospitality we received when we arrived to service we received throughout the day and food was out of this world. But most importantly they really accommodated us if they didn’t have something we requested they made to get it for us which we didn’t except. They went over and beyond on their service. I couldn’t recommend them enough and can’t wait to have our post covid party there .
Ciara & Barry O'Shaughnessy
Added 2nd Dec 2020
Wedding 28th Nov 2020
We couldn't sing enough praises for the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare after our wedding on November 28th. David and all the team took such great care of us from start to finish. A special thanks to Jackie and her husband who took such great care of us throughout the reception, we were so looked after so well. Food was amazing, especially the dessert trolley! We would do it all again with the Woodlands even with the level 5 restrictions! Love, Ciara & Barry O'Shaughnessy
Margaret & Eamonn
Added 10th Nov 2020
Wedding 6th Nov 2020
If you are thinking of the family run Woodlands Hotel, Adare for your wedding, do yourself a favour and book it.From beginning to end, the standard of attention from David and the staff was exceptional. We had a few changes due to Covid 19 and nothing was an issue, everything was accommodated with ease. We have been getting non stop feedback from our guests on the standard of the food served, it was just fabulous. As for the hotel rooms, they were absolutely gorgeous. I cannot recommend David & the team highly enough.
Ger & Lu
Added 16th Sep 2020
Wedding 14th Sep 2020
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Woodlands hotel. We are absolutly delighted that we choose the Woodlands as our hosts, everything about the day was done with ablosute professionalism and we felt as a couple so special. The staff are just so friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the preperation put in place was second to none. David and staff could not do enough for us on the months up to the big day, in putting us at easy with the preperations, answering emails and down to the small personal touches to make the day feel extra special. Our son wants to return and spend more nights there he enjoyed it so much. We would like to say a massive thanks to all at the Woodlands from us both for everything which was done for use, we absolutly appreciate all the extra efforts and look forward to staying there again in the near future.
Peter and Priscilla
Added 10th Sep 2020
Wedding 20th Jul 2020
We would like to thank David for his excellent service on our wedding day 20/7/2020. We couldn't have asked for more. From the minute we met David we knew we had to go with him as finding a venue is very stressful. David is the most understanding and considerate person. He is is always bubbly He puts you at ease. Everything was perfect from the ceremony to the reception to good to the service. The staff is out of this world. There is no words to describe the service we received. My 8 year old son even said the people here are so good so to me if an 8 year old compliments it says a lot. Would love to thank all the staff that worked that day to make our day smoothly and our stay comfortable we had everything we wanted. Would like to thank the following staff I managed to get their names Jonathan Cole, Jacky Dawson, Stephen, Paula, Patricia, Ruth junior manager, David Kelly, Fionn, Monica Kavanagh, Miglena, Callum, Sue, Mairead,Ailish,The girls on the reception I didn't manage to get their names. Conor Fitzgerald thank you for everything and for checking on us. Thank you all so much for making our day special. Everyone is raving about the food and service. The dessert trolley was heaven, food was amazing. Thank you.... Would recommend anyone to consider Woodlands house hotel for their special day. There is a lot for kids to do too.. The pet farm keeps little ones happy. There is gym, pool, spa, beautiful garden. Keep up the good work!! From Mr and Mrs Mclaughlin
Hazel & John
Added 5th Mar 2020
Wedding 29th Feb 2020
We got married at Woodlands on 29th Feb and our guests left very full, and very happy, and surprisingly well rested despite the fact it was a very late night, thanks to the amazing beds in the hotel! The meal & service was outstanding. Everything you need is there and it is absolutely wonderful for families. I can't thank them enough, we truly had the day of our dreams. A lot of our guests told us it was 'the best wedding they'd ever been to' and we have to give all the credit to Woodland's for that as they did all the heavy lifting for the day. P.S. you HAVE to visit if only to try the Baked Alaska! The hotel are also constantly investing in their staff and their facilities and that is so evident and so wonderful to see.
Michelle & James Stephens
Added 15th Jan 2021
Wedding 8th Feb 2020
We held our wedding at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel on Saturday 8th February 2020. Elaina and all the Team at the Woodlands helped make our wedding weekend something that we thought only dreams were made of. We were treated like royalty from arrival a few days before our wedding day, until departure. Planning a wedding can be hard and at times was rather daunting, especially as we live in the UK, however Elaina was always at the end of the phone or email and set aside all the time we needed when we visited to give us support, advice and guidance. We didn’t know of any local providers like videographer, wedding cars or which photobooth company to go for so Elaina assisted us by giving us recommendations for us to go away and make our own decisions. This guidance and support was invaluable. We decided to use the Woodland’s florist Geraldine for the bridal bouquets, buttonholes and church flowers. Geraldine helped make my perfect bridal bouquet become a reality. They were stunning. We wanted thistles in the bouquets and buttonholes and Geraldine went one step further and incorporated thistles in the rest of the hotels flowers, in the foyer and ballroom. It was beautiful, felt very thoughtful and special. The team at Revas Spa need a special mention; especially Sandra and Roisin who made me feel and look like a princess on my wedding day. All the team helped make the bridal party look incredible! Nothing was too much, and the Team were so accommodating when I planned all my trials, to using the spa before and after our wedding. Two days after the wedding to unwind I used the spa with my mother-in-law and one of the team recalled I had just got married and bought us both through a glass of bubbles. It was these small touches that happened so often throughout our stay that made us feel so welcomed and so special. We had so many travelling from the UK, a few from abroad and then others from across Ireland, so we opted to host a Pre-Wedding dinner for over 120 guests on the Friday, the night before our big day. Elaina kindly arranged a musician for the bar for guests to enjoy after our hog roast supper. It was the perfect start to an unforgettable weekend. Still to this day we have guests telling us it was the best wedding they have been to and one even told us it was better than their own wedding!! The team’s attention to detail & kindness did not go unnoticed by ourselves or our guests. Everyone couldn’t do enough for us. People are still talking about the quality and quantity of the food; especially the Baked Alaska, it was amazing. We can’t wait to visit again, sadly we haven’t been able to return in light of the current situation, however we know The Woodlands is the first place we both want to return to as soon as we are allowed.
Jen Mooney Shine
Added 22nd Mar 2020
Wedding 29th Dec 2019
We were lucky enough to be married in this amazing hotel December 2019 . It's tough to properly put into words just how fantastic the Fitzgerald family are. Elaina was our co-ordinator for our big day and we truly hit the jackpot with her. No ask was too big or too small for her. She has a lovely natural charm that puts you at ease and is so efficient and just spectacular at her job. The venue itself was gorgeous. The ballroom and ceremony room were decorated beautifully. The food was 2nd to none. All our guests are still raving about it. The family themselves being around on the day and checking on everybody is such a special touch. The hotel at Christmas time has a fabulous festive feel that sets the tone for your winter wonderland theme. I couldn't say a bad word about the hotel. We will have the fondest memories of our day forever and it is all thanks to Elaina and all the Fitzgeralds. Thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts. Jen and Matt.
Added 8th Jan 2020
Wedding 23rd Dec 2019
Beautiful family run hotel.Outstanding service. Could not fault this wedding venue. So easy to deal with prior to the wedding and fantastic service on the day. All our guests were extremely impressed. Would highly recommend.
Libby & Michael
Added 12th Feb 2020
Wedding 20th Dec 2019
The Fitzgerald woodlands house Hotel was such a beautiful and welcoming family run hotel for the day of our wedding. It was a pleasure dealing with all the Fitzgerald family and friendly staff who went above and beyond on the day of our wedding and on the lead up to our special day.Everything ran so smoothly on the day that we could sit back and enjoy the wonderful ambience in the stunning Fitzgerald suite with our family and friends.All our guests were extremely impressed by the service, top class food and fabulous Christmas decor. The woodlands will always hold a special place in our hearts and it was such a perfect choice for our Christmas wedding.
Sean Cummins
Added 15th Dec 2019
Wedding 6th Dec 2019
My wife and I got married in the Woodlands in December 2019. We cannot speak highly enough of the Woodlands and their staff. The whole process was just faultless. All the staff we interacted with were just fantastic. The food was amazing, the venue is second to none and the quality is outstanding. We had a wonderful day and as did all our guests. We will certainly be back for many more occasions to come.
Eamonn L
Added 14th Dec 2019
Wedding 28th Nov 2019
It's quite simple - if you are looking for a wedding venue save yourself some time and go with the Woodlands. David and all the staff go above and beyond. The only thing we had to worry about was enjoying our day! The overhaul in the ballroom looked seriously impressive when we booked but couple that with the Christmas decorations and everyone was blown away by it. The food was second to none and no one went hungry that's for sure. Stephen and Monica deserve a shout out as they could not have been more accommodating. When checking out the next day there was another wedding party checking in and to be honest we both commented how do they do it so professionally day in and day out but it's an easy answer - the staff love what they do. Thanks again and we wish you many more years of deserved success. Eamonn & Katie Wedding Nov 19
Added 11th Feb 2020
Wedding 26th Oct 2019
I can't put into words how amazing the Woodlands was. From day one we knew we would be well looked after on our day. Four months on we still talk about the exceptional service we received and so do our guests
Added 21st Feb 2020
Wedding 24th Oct 2019
We were so happy to have had our wedding at the Woodlands hotel. David and all the staff were so helpful. There were so many nice personal touches that made it all feel very special from our arrival to our departure. The setting is lovely. We used the kids club and the childminding services after the meal for the little ones and this worked out great. The staff are brilliant. The food is amazing. Fabulous bridal suite. Breakfast the following day was in a really cosy setting surrounded by our family and friends. Great chance to have a catch-up.
Caoimhe Cronin
Added 18th Oct 2019
Wedding 5th Oct 2019
Amazing from start to finish - we had our wedding at the woodlands on the 5.10.19. The food , service , staff and management were amazing. They made our day so special and our guests are still talking about how amazing the venue was.
The Ryans
Added 28th Nov 2019
Wedding 4th Oct 2019
From the minute we walked into the Woodlands while venue hunting, we knew this was the right place for our wedding! Any time we went there we were greeted with the friendliest welcome. We dealt primarily with David but all of the family and staff were so lovely to us. They really know their stuff as there wasnt any questions we had before the day that they hadnt already thought of. The meal tasting alone was worth booking a wedding there for!! We only wish we had had room to fit more in that night! On the day of the wedding itself we were met at the car by David and Mary was like meeting family because they seemed so excited for us and they made us feel like we were the only couple they had ever met! We are still getting calls from people to say that they have attended many wedding in their lives but have never been served such an amazing meal at a wedding as they were that day. The Fitzgeralds really went above and beyond for us and all our guest raved about them. No request from anyone was too big.We did our second night in the woodlands also and the food and service at this was also amazing even though they had another wedding in. There was no case of feeling like they got our business and were done with us. Even on the sunday, after all our guests had left, Mary Fitzgerald invited us to come have lunch before we left. There are really too many things to choose from to explain why this really is a top class wedding venue. If you get married her, or even just pop over for lunch, the personal touch is so evident in all parts of the hotel. All we know is that we have received nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests about the hotel and the Fitzgerald family. There were even guests trying to think up reasons to return so that they could just eat there again! I hope everyone we know books their weddings there in future just so we get to experience another top class Woodlands wedding again!!
Sylvia & Stephen
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 7th Sep 2019
We had our wedding in the woodlands in September 2019 and we truly had the best day. We booked our wedding over 1.5 years before the wedding and from the start to the very day itself, the staff could not have been more helpful. The hotel itself is beautiful and the rooms are so comfortable and clean. The food is amazing and our guests did not stop raving about it. The staff are super friendly and helpful and we loved the homely vibe. The owners themselves served the dinner to the guests at our wedding which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend the woodlands to any couples getting married as I truly believe it is the best wedding venue in Limerick. 5 stars *****
Added 5th Sep 2019
Wedding 23rd Aug 2019
The Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel has always been a favourite location for me and my family for family meals and occasions. My husband and I didnt consider another venue when we were choosing our wedding reception venue. As always the Fitzgerald family and the Woodlands team delivered. The food was amazing, the service was fantastic, the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly and the accommodation was fabulous. The function room was recently renovated and it looks absolutely amazing! The garden out the back is beautiful and we got fabulous photos. We cannot recommend the Woodlands House Hotel enough. From the minute we contacted David to the day of the wedding and after, he and his team have been a pleasure to deal with! My two sisters also had their wedding receptions in The Woodlands.. I think that says enough!! 5/5 across the board!
Added 21st Sep 2019
Wedding 3rd Aug 2019
Had the most wonderful wedding reception in the woodlands, they provide an exceptional service and we can't recommend them enough. Owners & all staff so friendly and lovely. Food is AMAZING, venue is STUNNING and they went above and beyond to make our day so special day.
Lynda Flannery
Added 3rd Sep 2019
Wedding 2nd Aug 2019
We got married at the Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel last month & are beyond words at the service & quality of food that was provided that day. Nothing was too much trouble for Elaina & her team. Our guests are still talking about how delicious the food was, as well as the high standard of guest rooms & the friendly atmosphere that was provided by staff that day.We are so happy that we put our trust in the Woodlands for our big day & will be forever grateful.
Michelle & Joe Coleman
Added 22nd Sep 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2019
We would like to thank the staff for our beautiful reception which took place on the 27th July 2019. Elaina, our wedding co-ordinator was exceptional and very experienced. Her positive energy and 'can-do' attitude persuaded us that she will do impossible to make our day special and unforgettable. She was very friendly, professional and extremely helpful. We couldn't ask for a better coordinator. Everything went really well, the decoration, the layout, the welcome, the service, the expertise. The outdoor reception was stunning and we were blessed with sunshine. Dinner was fantastic, we had big portions of food and all the food was delicious, we have guests still raving about the meal and the late night ‘Fitz n Chips’. The hotel staff were very friendly and professional and the hotel itself including the rooms were very clean, many of our guests also used the leisure facilities. On the day David and Mary Fitzgerald were amazing at our reception. We liked outside of Adare village for location and the amount of hotel parking places available for guests. If we could do it again - we would definitely choose the Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel.
Caroline Liston
Added 3rd Sep 2019
Wedding 26th Jul 2019
We got married on 26/07/19 & we had our wedding reception at the AMAZING Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel & Spa in Adare Co. Limerick & I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a truly fabulous Hotel from start to finish. We dealt with David & from the very start of our planning nothing was a problem for him. We never once heard "No we can't do that". He was so professional & accommodating throughout the whole planning it blew me away. On the day of our wedding , as it is a family hotel, the whole family were around the function room & drinks reception making sure everything went to plan & the service at the meal was exceptional as we had a big number sitting down but again nothing was a problem. Mary, David, Elaina, Richard & Conor were all wonderful & I cannot thank them enough. The Woodlands is well known for its high standard of food & it really surpassed our expectations. One example of this is that we had fillet steak as one of the options for the main course, the staff asked every single guest who ordered the steak how they would like it cooked & for a huge number of guests you might think this is unrealistic that they would all get each steak cooked to the liking of each guest but they did & everyone was so impressed as it was all so delicious, not only that but they went around to each guest with seconds of everything. We also had an entertainer before,throughout & after the meal & again this was not a problem, you couldn't meet a more accommodating bunch. The function room is newly refurbished & really is the most beautiful setting from the stunning chandeliers to the mood lighting & beautiful tables. The Bridal suite was just out of this world, there was a mannequin in the bridal suite for my dress at the end of the night & loads of refreshments on the table which included chocolate dipped strawberries, Yum!!. I could go on for days about how amazing this hotel is especially with Reva's spa there also, what more could you want. I would 100% recommend it for all these reasons & more. We had the most wonderful day here & can't thank David & all the staff enough. You will not regret booking this hotel , trust me.
Added 23rd Jul 2019
Wedding 19th Jul 2019
The Fitzgeralds are a wonderful family to deal with. From the moment we got engaged we knew we wanted to marry at The Woodlands. To us, no hotel can compare in terms of service, food and professionalism. We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day there. The function room is exquisite. Our guests are still talking about what a wonderful location it was. The food deserves a special mention. Superb! Louise & Shane
Colm and Nicole Noonan
Added 25th Nov 2019
Wedding 28th Jun 2019
Colm and I got married on the 28th of June this year. I had a general idea of what we wanted, with an outdoor arrival reception and a relaxed casual vibe. My husband loves music so we wanted to incorporate this a well. I gave a very loose guideline as to what I was going for and the hotel took my ideas and literally went to far beyond our expectations, it was out of this world. They took our loose idea of a festival theme and turned it into the most amazing garden party arrival reception with a rock band featured on the hill in the garden and the most amazing selection of food and treats to great our guests you could imagine. If you can imagine something or see it on pinterest, the team at the Woodlands will make it a reality and then some! Half of the guests traveled from Athlone and so many people came up to us the following day saying that they had been blown away by the venue, the service and the food that so many people told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. It was absolutely outstanding. Every single element was just above and beyond. The new room is amazing and the private garden attached was a fab place for people to relax after dinner. We went with the Rib Eye of beef as part of our meal as well as the Bacon and Cabbage which went down a storm as it was something a bit different. We went with the Fitz ans Chips chipper for our evening food during the dancing and that blew everyone away completely! They also catered for our rehearsal bbq the day before and our after party the day after to complete the whole experience. Service at every occasion along the way was incredible. We felt like celebs all weekend, as did all of our guests and families which made us really relax as we knew everyone was having a ball. If only we could do it all again!
Marie O Brien
Added 13th Aug 2019
Wedding 21st Jun 2019
Superior wedding venue - the Fitzgeralds couldn’t have been more welcoming to us and our guests. Nothing was ever an issue. our wedding was everything we wanted and so much more. My only wish is that we could do it all again.
Martina Malone
Added 4th Jul 2019
Wedding 7th Jun 2019
Excellent venue, food and service. The staff could not have done any more to make our day enjoyable. Highly recommend.
Added 12th Jun 2019
Wedding 2nd Jun 2019
We recently had our wedding party in the Woodlands after getting married abroad in an intimate ceremony. David and his team were outstanding. They were very helpful and attentive. The food was amazing and their new room and court yard is fab! We would highly recommend them fod any occassion!?
Added 29th Jun 2019
Wedding 1st Jun 2019
Excellent hotel, great staff and lovely to deal with - couldn't do anymore for us. Beautiful function room, lovely reception area, new area outside is lovely. Food was delicious. Def recommend.
Debbie Flanagan
Added 3rd May 2019
Wedding 26th Apr 2019
I couldn't recommend David Fitzgerald and the Fitzgerald family who went above and beyond for us for our way day it was everything we wanted. The food was beautiful and well planned out. Everything down to the accessories they supplied. You really couldn't be in better hands. Magnificent hotel
Added 10th May 2019
Wedding 15th Mar 2019
So professional, and very approachable nothing was a bother to them. On the day it was beyond top class the service, the venue, the food was everything we dreamed of and more. All our guests complimented on how the service on the day was. Looking back on our day/night spent in the Woodlands i would not change a single thing it was the makings of our special day.
Peter Tuohy
Added 19th Mar 2019
Wedding 22nd Feb 2019
Delighted to have had our wedding at the Woodlands. Very professional service, Elaina could not do any more for us. Would highly recommend to anybody within a 50 mile radius.
Peter Tuohy
Added 19th Mar 2019
Wedding 22nd Feb 2019
The staff and management were so accommodating. They would bend over backwards to make sure the day went off without a hitch.
Ber Walsh Connell/Matt Connell
Added 18th Dec 2018
Wedding 1st Dec 2018
Hi David and Elaina, Just a quick note to say thank you very much for everything ye did for Matt and myself on our wedding day. All my family, friends, myself and Matt said that ye made it so special and the food was to die for.
Added 30th Dec 2018
Wedding 23rd Nov 2018
Thank you so much to the Woodlands Hotel in Adare for making our wedding day so special. The lead up to the big day was made so easy with all your help and advice. The warm welcome we received arriving back to the hotel after the church was amazing and it'll be a day that we will always cherish. It was great to see the Fitzgerald family working so closely together and having the day run like clockwork. Any member of staff we had dealings with over the whole weekend were so friendly, professional and helpful. A real credit to you all. We have had so many compliments since the wedding from all our family and friends about the food. Everyone thought it was amazing! We look forward to seeing you all again for the anniversary
Mark Dillon
Added 3rd Dec 2018
Wedding 13th Oct 2018
The woodlands were exceptional in every possible way from beginning to end, nothing was too big or too small and they exceeded myself and my wife's expectations in every way possible, the food and the service were outstanding and the staff were so kind and friendly and very professional. I can't thank them enough for making our day even more special.. keep up the good work.
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 13th Oct 2018
David and the team could not do enough. No request was too big or small. The excellent service on the day was remarked by all guests. Food was delicious!
Sinead H
Added 27th Oct 2018
Wedding 6th Sep 2018
Fantastic family run hotel with amazing staff. Food is second to none. Make an appointment to meet David and discuss your wedding wont b disappointed!
Michelle McKeon
Added 30th Oct 2018
Wedding 24th Aug 2018
Amazing venue with the BEST staff! People are still talking about the food and service at our wedding!so easy to deal with and professional! We had a fantastic experience!HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this hotel!
Emma and Tom Fox
Added 29th Oct 2018
Wedding 3rd Aug 2018
I would highly recommend the Woodlands as a wedding venue. We had our reception there on the 3rd August 2018 and we could not fault it in any way. It cannot be beaten for the quality of food and service. Our guests all commented on the beautiful food but also the generous portions and seconds offered on the day. The Woodlands, being a family run business, guarantees that you will get the best service at all times. Elaina was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too big or small to ask for. We had our drinks reception outside and she was so accommodating and enthusiastic about it. She made us feel like we were the only wedding she was coordinating which is a credit to her, as they such a popular wedding venue with our wedding being one of five in a row that bank holiday weekend. We have been back there since and always get such a warm welcome form Elaina, Conor and David. They simply cannot be beaten for value and service. Trust me you will not regret it if you book it as your wedding venue.
Aoife leahy
Added 10th Nov 2018
Wedding 29th Jun 2018
Excellent service
Susie and fred
Added 12th Oct 2018
Wedding 21st Jun 2018
David and Elaina wre amazing.i just couldn't recommend them enough everything went so smoothly ..the food everything was perfect
Christina McGrath
Added 12th Oct 2018
Wedding 15th Jun 2018
Outstanding venue with very friendly staff and extremely efficient service.
Added 23rd Oct 2018
Wedding 2nd Jun 2018
Would highly recommend. Our guests are still talking about how great the food and staff were all weekend. Would love to do it all over again!
Ger and Verona
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 10th May 2018
We can’t speak more highly of David, Elaina and the team at the Woodlands. They made us feel relaxed from day 1. There was no request too big or too small that wouldn’t cater for, they were at the end of the phone for any questions we had day or night. The day itself was amazing and 1 we’ll never forget thanks to the team at the woodlands. Without question we would highly recommend The Woodlands to anyone getting married. It is a beautiful setting and the atmosphere created by the team is exceptional.
Added 12th Oct 2018
Wedding 20th Apr 2018
We had our wedding at the Woodlands Adare in April this year. David and the team couldn't have done more for us. They were very flexible and more than happy to accommodate any requests or changes. We had a big wedding and each and every guest had only positive things to say about the food and the hotel. They took care of every little detail so we had no stress at all on the day and everything was perfect. We couldn't recommend them enough.
Mary O Grady
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Wedding 27th Jan 2018
From day 1 we were so at ease with everything to do with our wedding David and all the Fitzgerald family and staff were always their for us made our day magical
Marie & Alan
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Wedding 25th Jan 2018
I cannot praise the staff & hotel enough. I think because it is family run you get the extra special attention to detail. The food is superb & all of our guests were blown away by the quality & amount of food. The staff were outstanding on the day. I would love to go back there & do the whole day again!!! Highly recommend the Fitzgerald's Woodlands House hotel.
Marita and Denis
Added 28th Nov 2018
Wedding 1st Jan 2018
Excellent family run hotel. We were delighted with our choice of venue. They were very flexible with the menu options. Great location, food, atmosphere and David looked after us well. Bridal suite is amazing!
Kelly and Peter Fitzsimons
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Wedding 22nd Dec 2017
The Woodlands was the dream wedding venue. David Fitzgerald was our wedding coordinator. He was amazing, he couldn’t do enough for us. He was so easy to deal with. Anything we wanted he did for us, even having someone dress up as a Santa for us. The wedding reception was everything I imagined and more I had a Christmas wonderland theme in my head and that is what I got. The food was unreal. Guests couldn’t get over that they come around and offer you more main course and if you wanted to try another main you could. Even more desserts were offered from the trolley. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The fitz and chips chipper is still being talked about. You can’t beat a family hotel. Mary, Richie, Elaine and David were all looking after us and our guests. They are unbelievable!!! Love the woodlands!!!
Lynda Keane
Added 3rd Nov 2018
Wedding 16th Nov 2017
The Woodlands Hotel cater for all type of weddings. We had a wonderful intimate setting in the beautifully and decorated main ballroom followed by a lovely afters! Our wedding suite was like a palace! The Fitzgerald's offer such a homely and professional service and both they and their staff waited us on us hand and foot on the day. Elaina Fitzgerald is a genius at organising the preparations to make it an extra special day for any wedding couple. We found her extremely helpful and so easy to deal with. Many thanks to the Fitzgerald family and staff for helping us make our wedding day so special and memorable.
Andrea & Noble
Added 26th Oct 2017
Wedding 15th Sep 2017
Vienna Woods Hotel looks like a mini downtown abbey I love the character of the building Michael and his team took fantastic care of us on the day of my wedding. The staff are exceptional, very friendly and helpful, the food is simply amazing and both the bridal suite and ballroom are out of this world! We will definitely be planning many more family gatherings in Vienna Woods!!!!
Sarah OShea
Added 20th Oct 2017
Wedding 7th Sep 2017
Couldn't thank them enough forcwhat they did. They really went above a beyond to give us a perfect day from start to finish everything was amazing. Great value and excellent staff you really wouldn't get better anywhere else
Added 7th Dec 2018
Wedding 2nd Oct 2016
My sister's reception was at the Woodlands a few years ago and I recently made an appointment with David for my own wedding. We left the appointment with so much comfort and knowledge about how our day would go. Nothing was a problem and the plans for the new ballroom look absolutely amazing! The 'Fitz n Chips' afters food option is so unique! I would highly recommend that anyone looking at venues makes an appointment.
Added 8th Aug 2016
Wedding 15th Jul 2016
Absolutely fantastic venue. So helpful, friendly and professional. Excellent value for money and the staff are so accommodating. The food is amazing!
Marian Brosnahan
Added 3rd Feb 2016
Wedding 9th Jan 2016
The woodlands did an absolutely amazing job at making our day one to remember. From our initial meeting with Elaina and the team we knew that this was where we wanted to have our reception. I can see why this family business has been around for years as this family definitely know how to ensure that your day goes exactly how you want it and they go above and beyond to make sure that the quality of the service is exceptional. I have often been to functions here so I have always wanted to have my wedding reception here so for me to be able to do this was the icing on the cake to the best day ever! All of my guests have been saying how great the hotel looks, how amazing the food was and how great the staff were at making sure their every need was taken care of. Thanks again to Elaina and the Fitzgerald family and staff for everything that you have done to make our day one to remember.
Added 4th Dec 2015
Wedding 30th Dec 2015
The FitzGerald family's experience in the wedding industry was so apparent in their professionalism on the lead up and during our wedding day. They know their business well and set you at ease from the beginning. The standard of food could not be faulted, fantastic hotel, could not recommend them enough.
Brenda Kenny
Added 3rd Dec 2015
Wedding 15th Aug 2015
The Woodlands is an absolutely beautiful venue, but it is so much more. The food is outstanding, the staff are fantastic and the attention to detail is second to none.
Sinead and Hugh Nealon
Added 4th Dec 2015
Wedding 2nd Aug 2015
From the moment we met Elaina we knew we made the right decision. Nothing was a problem, she was professional but so easy to deal with. It was without a doubt the best two days of our lives. The food and service were second to none. We would have no hesitation in recommending the woodlands to any future Bride and Groom.
Marianne and Declan
Added 3rd Dec 2015
Wedding 19th Jun 2015
From starting to make plans to the day after our wedding all the staff could not have done more to help us. The Fitzgerald family made us feel like a king and queen on the day. Even the smallest things that I had not thought of were sorted. The food is exquisite and guaranteed quality every time. All our guests were accommodated and no request was too small. The staff even remembered to include my son in all parts of the day. All our parents were made feel so special as well. If I had to do our wedding again the Woodlands would still be the only venue to be thought about. Our photos on the grounds of the hotel are breathtaking. We both have amazing memories of our day. I can't rate the Woodlands highly enough and all our future family events will be there.
Added 3rd Dec 2015
Wedding 13th Jun 2015
I was very happy with the hotel and the standard of service. Elaina the manager was so helpful and flexible. I had so many compliments from guests on the hotel rooms and on the meal.
Cathriona Harnett
Everything was outstanding – something I rarely say! The food and service were both faultless, the steak is still the talk of the wedding”
Nora and Pat Davitt
It was our pleasure to have our wedding at your hotel, everything was perfect from start to finish, our guests loved everything
Karina and Neil Winstanley
Thank you very much for all your help, you made it an amazing day for us and one we’ll never forget. All of our guests said how well everything was done and commented on the high quality of hospitality, you lived up to your excellent reputation
Maria Frost
You made our day very special and the food and service was impeccable.
Mary Flannery
Thanks a million for giving us a great day, everyone said it was one of the best weddings they were ever at.
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