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Shamrock Lodge Hotel

Clonown Road, Athlone, Westmeath
Capacity
250
Reviews (24) 5/5
Most Popular Price
€55
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The most important day of your life deserves a special setting and that setting is The Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone. Tucked away at the end of a tree lined avenue on our own beautiful grounds and well manicured gardens, there is no better backdrop for your outdoor wedding ceremony and indeed your wedding photographs in Athlone. 

The Shamrock Lodge Hotel offers unrivalled personal service and top class food in a beautiful setting that has been an Athlone landmark for over 60 years.

We welcome you to come and meet the team to talk through our Princess Grace Wedding Package and to utilise the experience that we can extend to you during one of the most exciting periods of your life. For more information or a showaround, please contact our Wedding Team.

Reviews

5.0/5
24 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Janine Lacey and Ian Lacey
Added 6th Jan 2022
Wedding 31st Dec 2021
Ian and I had our Wedding Reception in The Shamrock Lodge Hotel on the 31st of December. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Paddy, Alan, Warren and all the team for the professional service that they provided us and our guests. The meal was delicious and the food was outstanding as always, nothing was too much trouble. Everything was just perfect, we had the most amazing day. I would highly recommend this Hotel and all the amazing staff. Our day was a dream come true. Thank you so much. Mr & Mrs Lacey
Nicola Wykes and David Maloney
Added 24th Nov 2021
Wedding 29th Oct 2021
We recently got married at Shamrock Lodge Hotel, and we had the best day we ever could have imagined. The hotel was so easy to deal with. The staff were amazing, and the food was delicious. Warren, Alan and all the staff could not have done enough for us. From the bottom of our hearts we will be forever thankful to Shamrock Lodge Hotel.
Rachel Qualter and Tommy O Connor
Added 30th Nov 2021
Wedding 23rd Oct 2021
Wow, where to begin. Alan and the team at Shamrock Lodge really went above and beyond to ensure that we had the most amazing day. From beginning to end, the attention to detail was superb. From the decor to the food, it was just amazing. From the very beginning, we were both at ease, We couldn’t recommend Shamrock Lodge Hotel enough. A superb family run business, with amazing staff.
Deirdre McElroy and Vincent Donnelly
Added 24th Nov 2021
Wedding 1st Oct 2021
When we first got engaged, we knew we wanted to get married at Shamrock Lodge Hotel. From our very first meeting with Alan up until the end of our wedding day, the team could not have done more for us. We had our ceremony and reception in the hotel. The space provided for the cermeony created the perfect atmosphere for an intimate wedding. We were in contact with Mary all throughout our planning. She answered all of our (many) questions, and helped us plan every detail meticulously. Alan, Paddy and Warren could not have done more for us on the day of the wedding, and made sure everything ran smoothly. The food was amazing and plentiful. All of our guests commented on the excellence of the food, and how friendly the service was. We had quite a few dietary requirements among our guests, and the chef was so accommodating to all of our requests. We would 100% recommend Shamrock Lodge Hotel for a wedding. Their attention to detail is second to none, and our day was perfect. Thanks again to Alan, Paddy, Warren, Mary and all the staff, for making it so special!
Olivia Hussey and Michael O Hanlon
Added 25th Nov 2021
Wedding 18th Sep 2021
When choosing our wedding venue, we knew we were going to have it at Shamrock Lodge Hotel as it is a family run hotel. We have always loved the hotel for nights out, party nights etc., and it exceeded our expectations as a wedding venue. It was the best day ever. From start to finish our experience has been exceptional. Alan, Paddy and all of the staff are experts in their field. No matter how big or small our requests were, they obliged and they answered every question promptly and in detail. The food was amazing and our guests commented on how hot and good it was. Everything was perfect. We would highly recommend Shamrock Lodge Hotel to anyone getting married. Thank you so much to all of the Shamrock Lodge team. x
Emer O Hara and Vincent Doyle
Added 30th Nov 2021
Wedding 11th Sep 2021
Prior to our wedding, looking for a venue, when we first stepped into the Shamrock Lodge, there was a feeling of having come home, almost like, we finally arrived. Having visited endless hotels, and drank questionable cups of bottomless coffee across the north-west, we finally had hope. Having arrived at the hotel, we both quickly realised that the warmth of the Shamrock Lodge, Athlone, somehow evoked both our childhoods and our future together. At this point …we were only in the foyer. This place has magic. The receptionist’s smile caught us both by surprise, so genuine. All hotel receptionists smile, but here, you could almost taste a genuine sense of tradition in her greeting, a tradition that was respected and upheld by all the staff in this family run business. This hotel clearly cares for their staff, and it shows and pays off and this will show on your wedding day, staff that care and take genuine pride. The management staff welcomed us and brought us through the different options, and the complimentary pint was very welcomed after buckets of coffee elsewhere. Having chosen the Shamrock Lodge within minutes, we both knew this was the place without a doubt. The day we arrived at the Lodge, after getting married, that feeling of coming home - our family and friends around us cheering us on- the feeling of togetherness, was somehow and uniquely echoed in the service, the architecture, and the environment, in this family-run Irish business. The staff are just that bit better than other establishments that we experienced… they seem to care that bit more. That is what makes the difference on yoru big day. They know their customer, they spend that extra minute, the food is that bit more tender and the wine seems sweeter. Practically, for photographs, the grounds are amazing, curling in the driveway in your wedding-car is quite an experience! One the day, management was never more than a glance away, for the entire night, which for us was most impressive. Nothing, absolutely nothing, was a problem, and most impressively, the overall price reflected our budget and they worked with us, a young couple starting out! We could speak about the beautiful, mouth-watering food, or the cream that was the Guinness, or the architecture that is a resplendent reflection of years of a family-owned business that has moved with the times whilst never having forgotten its roots, however, that would overlook the receptionist or the bar staff, or the cleaning staff who make this hotel what it really is, a place of absolute comfort, style, elegance, and a genuine Irish welcome and these are the tradespeople who will make your day, finely trained experts in their own craft. This hotel is a sophisticated Irish home. It is your chance to experience what you want in your heart, what you can see, yet cannot find. This hotel, its staff and facilities are what you are searching for. Working alongside them (in terms of preparation, in advance) is so easy, no panic, no drama, just professionalism diluted with understanding. In short… The Shamrock Lodge is the place to choose! We both feel so thrilled, so happy, and so relieved having found and chosen the Shamrock Lodge, Athlone, for our wedding venue. We cannot wait to go back to visit soon for our anniversary, and many more to come, please God. We both feel like we have a genuine connection to this family-run, Irish business, for life, where we can visit for the occasional winter or autumnal escape as our years together, progress. This hotel, in short, is truly special, and for us, it was not just a day, but merely the first day, at home, at the Shamrock Lodge. Need we say more? Vincent & Emer Doyle. September 11th, 2011.
Aoife Dooley and Seamus Kiernan
Added 25th Nov 2021
Wedding 10th Sep 2021
We had our wedding day at Shamrock Lodge Hotel on 10.9 21. It was the best day of our lives. Paddy, Alan, Warren and all the Shamrock staff went above and beyond for us and our guests. The service was second to none. Our guests still speak of how it good the food and service was. Anything we asked of Shamrock nothing was problem. I highly recommend this hotel and if I could give it ten stars I definitely would as they deserve it. You will not be disappointed if you book your wedding here It's a 5 stars from us.
Aisling Brennan and Keith Byrne
Added 24th Nov 2021
Wedding 2nd Sep 2021
We recently had our wedding in The Shamrock Lodge and couldn't be happier with how the day went, and a lot of it was down to the hotel. Alan was so easy to deal with before the wedding and nothing ever seemed like it was too much. We had our ceremony in the hotel. I had wanted to decorate a lot myself and the hotel were so accommodating allowing me to have as much input as I wanted whilst also being so helpful and taking care of us and our guests on the day. The hotel looked beautiful and had that relaxed feel that we wanted. All of our guests commented on how wonderful the hotel staff, food, and the atmosphere was, and everyone had a great time. The hotel ensured that the current guidelines were followed making sure everyone felt like they were in a safe environment, while at the same time, making the day feel as normal as it would have felt pre-covid. We can't fault the hotel for their service before and during the day of our wedding. Alan and the team have gone above and beyond. I have been at the hotel for other events over the years and I have never had a bad experience. We would highly recommend The Shamrock Lodge for weddings and any other event! Aisling & Keith Byrne
Meresa Elardo and Kevin Duffy
Added 24th Nov 2021
Wedding 21st Aug 2021
We knew that we made the best decision for choosing Shamrock Lodge Hotel as a venue for our wedding reception. From planning, up to the day of the wedding, the Shamrock Lodge team gave their best to accommodate our request and preferences. They really live up to their motto of "let our family look after yours". We are very happy with how our wedding celebration went, from welcoming us with red carpet up to the next day of our check out. Our family and friends were delighted with the venue, staff and the meal. The food is superb and the service is really good. My husband and I would like to say a big thanks to Paddy, Alan, Mary, Warren and the rest of the team. Thank you for a job well done and for the extra mile effort that made our big day so special.
Mark Shannon and Patrick Hughes
Added 22nd Sep 2021
Wedding 31st Jul 2021
We had our wedding in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on the 31st of July, 2021. To say we had the best day ever is the understatement of the year. It was more than either of us could have ever dreamed of. The hotel and wedding coordinating team were so accommodating and made sure that we were always happy with everything leading up to the wedding. From the moment we met with the coordinator when we were viewing the hotel, we knew that we had found the perfect place. The welcoming atmosphere and the bubbly personalities that we met walking through the door just captured our attention and instantly put smiles on our faces. You can really tell that it is a family run hotel, as all the staff really come together and present as a strong, caring family unit. Warren and Mary worked tremendously hard behind the scenes and on the weekend of our wedding. There was no question too big or too small. There is usually a lot of stress around wedding planning, but Mary took all that stress away and replaced it with fun and laughter. You feel very much at ease planning your wedding with the coordinators. There was fantastic attention to detail from service, to food, to décor and function room layout. The hotel team was always so attentive and ‘on the ball’. The food was exquisite and is something so many of our guests raved about after the wedding. The private garden beside the function room is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. There was a lovely flow to the day from drinks, to the reception, to photos and meal, to first dance. Everything ran perfectly smoothly and that is due to the exceptional organization and work carried out by the Shamrock Lodge team. The team at Shamrock Lodge couldn't possibly do any more for us. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was the most magical day for us. They welcomed any ideas that we had in mind and were incredibly accommodating. If we were to do it all again, we definitely would pick the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Thanks so much for everything!!
Tracy Smith and Frank Egan
Added 24th Nov 2021
Wedding 30th Jul 2021
What an amazing day. The hotel was fabulous. Mary was an amazing coordinator, and went over and above to make our day special. It was above and beyond our expectations. They made our day so special and relaxed. I can't recommend Shamrock Lodge Hotel enough!
Fiona Lennon and Padraic Dolan
Added 22nd Sep 2021
Wedding 17th Jul 2021
We cannot say enough about this family run hotel. Both Paddy & Alan and the entire staff could not do enough for us on our wedding day. The atmosphere was so relaxed and chilled, making us very at ease. The food was absolutely superb. Our guests are still talking about the great food and the wonderful day they had. We would highly recommend this hotel for your wedding or any event that you may have coming up. A huge thank you again to paddy & Alannd, the staff at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. We had a fantastic day.
Emma Donlon and Stephen Ormsby
Added 30th Nov 2021
Wedding 16th Jul 2021
After having viewed a few venues, Stephen and I chose Shamrock Lodge Hotel as the place we wished to hold our wedding reception back in 2019. The world was then hit by a global pandemic, which added in no small way to the stress that already comes with planning a wedding. Mary, Alan and all the staff at Shamrock Lodge Hotel were a huge help in this time. Their patience and understanding of the situation we were in as restrictions were imposed, and we were unsure if we would proceed with the wedding as planned, was of great reassurance to us. They never once put us under pressure and indeed our table plans were changing right up until the week of the wedding. Again this was no problem. As a couple, this was the most important factor for us in dealing with the hotel. There was no problem too big or too small and they accommodated us with every request. On the day the service from the staff was top class, and the food was exceptional. The beautiful gardens are a perfect backdrop for photos of the day as well. The room was beautifully decorated for the day, and we were delighted with how the wedding went. All present had a great night and were highly complimentary of the hotel. We would recommend Shamrock Lodge Hotel to any couple planning their big day.
Shauna and Paul Fitzsimons
Added 2nd Feb 2021
Wedding 23rd Dec 2020
We couldn’t recommend these guys enough. We have celebrated so many occasions in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel and have never been disappointed. After a number of times rescheduling, we finally had our wedding and everyone was so helpful. They went above and beyond for us. Paddy, Alan, and Warren were on hand during the weeks leading up to our wedding and for the entire day, always checking in with us in case we needed anything. The rooms were decorated so beautifully and they even went out of their way to source specific décor for the ceremony room that we had liked. The food and service was amazing, as always. They made such as massive effort to make sure we had the best day... and we did! Thank you so much!
Teresa and Joe Burke
Added 2nd Feb 2021
Wedding 10th Dec 2020
We had our wedding in the shamrock lodge Hotel on the 10th December 2020. We first met with Alan just weeks before our wedding. Unfortunately, due to covid we needed to change our wedding venue last minute, merely weeks before our date. We did not want to change our date as we had been waiting over 2 years to get married. Alan was absolutely brilliant, an amazing person to deal with-it felt as if we had been planning our wedding for the last 2 years with him. There was nothing Alan couldn't do for us, he went above and beyond. The hotel adhered to all covid regulations on the day-Alan and team made us feel so special on our day, even with covid we enjoyed every single minute. The staff at the shamrock are fantastic! Everyone was so helpful, couldn't do enough for all of us. Again nothing was a problem for the staff-they were just brilliant. The food was divine! Everyone was delighted with the food- the portions were so generous! The rooms were super clean; The smell in the rooms is beautiful. We really felt so special on our wedding day, but we also felt special when we just went for dinner there. I CANNOT WAIT FOR RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS TO BE OPENED AGAIN TO EAT HERE. This is a hotel that everyone should go to eat and stay as the staff go above and beyond. One thing that will always stick in my mind is the lovely lady Mary who sewed a piece of my sisters dress that ripped! that is an example of above and beyond! WE CANNOT EXPRESS IN WORDS HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE TO ALAN AND TEAM FOR EVERYTHING- WE CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL ENOUGH FOR A WEDDING, A STAY, A DINNER, A LUNCH-ANY REASON FOR A VISIT-YOU WONT REGRET IT.
Michelle Forde-Roche and Noel Finneran
Added 26th Jan 2021
Wedding 5th Dec 2020
When we had to cancel our wedding in June, we rescheduled to 5th December 2020, I was a bit wary of a Christmas wedding. It wasnt a wedding i had imagined but Alan McCaul reassured me all along and said Dont be worried, it will be perfect and Boy was he right!!! The Shamrock Lodge was amazing last Saturday. Not only was our weather fabulous but our venue was amazing! Everything was top class, the food, the decor, everything was amazing. if you have any doubts about a small wedding, put your trust in Alan mcCaul and it will be perfect.
Sinead and Mark Fitzmaurice
Added 2nd Feb 2021
Wedding 20th Nov 2020
When we set out on our journey of planning our wedding at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, we never dreamt that a pandemic would hit and have us rearranging everything. Our wedding was held on 20th November 2020 where only 25 guests could attend. During the planning everyone at the Shamrock Lodge went above and beyond to help us with any queries or questions we had. The support we received throughout the whole year was exceptional. From changing our original wedding date, to reducing our guest numbers to safety measures, the list was endless. Nothing was too big or too small of an ask. When we arrived for our big day, everything was beyond perfect. Alan and the team are outstanding at what they do. The drinks reception, the food and the room layout and decoration was beyond what we could have imagined under covid restrictions. We were so happy we went ahead with our wedding and could not recommend the Shamrock Lodge enough. From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank Alan and his team for making our wedding perfect. Thank you to you and your staff for making us and our guests feel welcome, safe and of course having a bit of normality for a day.
Eddie & Maura Gavin
Added 12th Jan 2021
Wedding 5th Sep 2020
Myself and Eddie would like to thank The Shamrock Lodge 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. We held our civil wedding at the Shamrock Lodge in September 2020, and everyone had the most amazing time! It's an intimate space which definitely becomes home for the time that you are there Alan & all the staff were brilliant, so lovely to work with, really accommodating and helpful. At the time restrictions were rift throughout Ireland and Alan was a calming influence in a chaotic time. We were in touch with Alan throughout our planning process and he was amazing - so down to earth and approachable, made things easy through his knowledge, experience and fantastic personality. He kept us from losing the plot, at the same time giving us great options and ideas The venue itself was set beautifully and everything we had asked for was catered to, we even had a Piper playing us down the aisle. The grounds of the venue are scenic and perfect for your photos. The food - oh, the food! The food was five stars, it was tasty, hot and plentiful, all our guests raved about it afterwards. The service was prompt and attentive & friendly All the staff – from reception, wait, housekeeping and bar staff were amazing and genuine in making this a day to remember even in midst of a pandemic! Without the wonderful staff our day wouldn’t be possible – So thank you! We couldn’t have asked for a better day, or a better venue.
Tara Coyne & Jason Campbell
Added 12th Jan 2021
Wedding 14th Feb 2020
Had our wedding here this year on the 14th Feb 2020. It was absolutely amazing... Mary, Alan, Paddy, Warren and every single staff member was just brilliant to deal with... Every meeting we had with Mary - she was just amazing. She went through every single detail and so did Warren, Alan and Paddy. I even broke their poor hearts over changing the table plan few times - we had 256 people sitting for dinner. And Warren was great organising that for us. The food was excellent, piping hot when it came out. They were always on the other end of the phone if anything needed to be asked. We had a civil ceremony in the hotel and that too was organised very well. They all make you feel like as if you were family. It is such a nice homely and welcoming hotel. All my guests were saying after the wedding that it was so relaxing and personal for a wedding. When I arrived to the hotel, I was very nervous. Warren and Alan were at the door waiting for me to arrive. I needed to use the bathroom and had to take off my train on the back of my dress. Alan and Warren were such gents that when I came out of bathroom with my bridesmaid the two lads put on my train and had us all in knots laughing - they were just amazing at the way they cooled my nerves. My Photographer even got a picture and it actually is lovely to have. Also on the day Mary Glynn who just went beyond her way to make sure everything was perfect. It was her day off and she even came in to see us on the day. We are so so happy we had our wedding here as we both are from Ballinasloe. It was just perfect - 10 out of 10. It was the best day of again. Tara and Jason Campbell...Mr and Mrs xxx
Glen & Deirdre Montgomery
Added 12th Jan 2021
Wedding 4th Jan 2020
Having had such a fantastic wedding day in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel we thought it would be a nice idea to share our experience for other couples to read. It also gives us another chance to thank everyone at this hotel for making ours such a great day. We decided to have our wedding at this hotel having attended a few weddings here as guests and thoroughly enjoying every one of them. Planning a wedding can be a daunting prospect but we have to say our whole experience in dealing with the management and staff was a pleasure. Nothing was a problem for them to organize. Their help and assistance in ensuring all of our requirements were met were second to none. Also their attention to detail was fantastic. The whole process from the start - an evening chat with Paddy, to the meetings we had with Mary, who was exceptional in her assistance with the whole planning process, to Alan and the team who looked after us and our guests on the big day - to the finish was flawless. The management and staff could not have done any more to make our wedding day such a memorable and enjoyable experience. The incredible work that the staff had done in each of the rooms we used during our day was a credit to their dedication on making sure that our day was very special not only for us but also for them. From the room in which our marriage ceremony took place, to the reception room and on to the dining room, we appreciated how much they cared as the decor in each room was done beautifully. It is quite simply a fantastic venue and our day could not have gone any better. We would like to thank you all once again and wish you all well during these difficult times of COVID. We hope that you can soon return to what you do best, creating magical enjoyable wedding experiences for many more couples. Glen & Deirdre Montgomery
Kathleen Hiney & Michael Heagney
Added 12th Jan 2021
Wedding 3rd Jan 2020
Thanks to Mary, Alan, Warren and Paddy for all you have done to make sure our day went smoothly, it was just brilliant from start to finish and everyone complimented the food and hotel. Such a great hotel! Just wow was my view from the day. The staff were also amazing and from start to finish. Thanks ever so much, Regards Kat and Michael xx
Amy Courtney and Ricky O' Reilly
Added 12th Jan 2021
Wedding 1st Jan 2020
We had been to previous weddings at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel and another hotel was never an option. From the moment we sat down with Alan to the day after our wedding, Warren, Alan, Paddy and all the staff were with us all the way. No request was to big or small. The decor, the food, the staff - everything was amazing. We and all our guests were looked after so well. If you are thinking of booking this hotel for your big day you will not have any regrets. They can't do enough for you and I will always recommend this hotel for any event, not just weddings.
Elaine Ganley
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 30th Nov 2018
Absolutely brilliant wedding venue, we had the day of our dreams nothing was 2 much for the staff Warren Alan and paddy were amazing to deal with from day one when we booked our wedding. There is nothing I could fault it was perfection food location and staff fab!! We got married the end of November and the hotel was done up so beautiful for Christmas it was stunning really added to the day!! Can't rate the shamrock lodge any higher 10/10 always!!
Nicola and James
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 23rd Nov 2018
Paddy and Alan (father and son) are absolutely brilliant to deal with I loved the fact that the hotel is family run and you can tell this the minute you walk through the door there is a very relaxed atmosphere. The hotel itself is fantastic it has all the amenities you will ever need I had separate rooms for our ceremony, reception drinks and ballroom. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were all very polite and helpful, the food is top quality and the value for money is spot on. I will be returning for my first wedding anniversary dinner soon.
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