Temple Gate Hotel

The Square, Ennis, Co. Clare
The Inspired Choice for your special dayTemple Gate Hotel rests on the site of a th century Convent of Mercy with a fascinating history. Located in the centre of Ennis town, Legends Restaurant at the hotel has been awarded the AA Rosette since the hotel opened in .The history of the hotel is most evident in The Great Hall. Vaulted ceilings and oak beams combine to create the most unique and original wedding venue in the region. Stunning stained glass windows transform natural light and hand painted batiks draped from the vaulted ceilings create the perfect setting to cherish for the rest of your lives. A new addition to the hotel during was The  Great hall Foyer. This room has its own private bar and is the perfect location for a private pre dinner drinks reception.At Temple Gate Hotel, our experienced & professional team aim to make your Wedding Day the most perfect and enjoyable day of your life. No task is too large no detail too small for our experienced team. We delight in assisting you with every task from your seating arrangements and menu choice to the coordination of your flower arrangements for the tables. With the assistance of our award winning cuisine, service and facilities, our dedicated team take care of everything so you can enjoy the most important day of your life.
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12 reviews
Quality of service
Sin?ad & James
Married on 17th Mar 2016
We had the best day of our lives and we cannot praise The Temple Gate Hotel and it's team highly enough. From our early discussions with the wedding co-ordinator (Geraldine Minogue), to our request to the Temple Gate chefs for a full Gluten Free menu, and the excellent assistance and advice from the management team, nothing was too much to ask. We were always comfortable that our wedding was in good hands.

On the day itself, the attention to detail was evident from early on. The room for our Civil Ceremony was beautiful. This was made all the more special by the management allowing our dog (Missy) to take part in our special day.

The food was excellent and served by very confident and friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The efficient and effective manner in which The Temple Gate team swung into action, made the whole day a truly memorable experience.

It is a testament to The Temple Gate Hotel, that we received so many compliments from our guests, about the venue, the staff and the incredible food.

We have no hesitation in recommending the hotel and its wonderfully inclusive package deals and look forward to returning there for a weekend very soon.


Sin?ad, James & Missy
Response from Temple Gate Hotel
Dear Sinéad, James & Missy,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent Wedding celebration with us. It was a pleasure to look after you and of course your adorable little dog Missy! I will be delighted to share your comments with the whole team. We are looking forward already to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards, Geraldine Minogue - Sales & Marketing Manager
Added 3rd May 2016
Julia & Anthony Keavey, NYC
Married on 11th Dec 2015
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Temple Gate Hotel on Dec 11th 2015 and cannot fault anything from start to finish.

Working closely with Geraldine from the start was an absolute pleasure and nothing was a chore for her. Everything was positive with this experience and extremely stress free especially as I was living in England and Anthony in the States. Every question was answered and suggestions given to make everything run smoothly.

Dealing with Una with the rooms was fantastic also and again nothing was a bother to her despite my many emails back and forward. Marie too was extremely helpful and always available.The ladies at reception were a hit with all our guests so thank you Catherine, Una and all involved.

All of our guests commented on the staff at Temple Gate, how professional they were, how welcoming they were and how they were always happy to help in any way. We totally agree! Housekeeping were patient and through despite many late check outs the following day, well done.

The ceremony room and hall looked amazing, especially with the Christmas decorations and we are so glad we chose such a beautiful atmospheric venue for our Christmas wedding. The waiting staff and bar staff worked tirelessly and each and everyone of them were polite, professional and looked happy all night, even until 5am!!

The food was so delicious, hot and amazing, everyone was stuffed to the brim, truly fabulous food, thank you Chef and all your staff.

We highly recommend the Temple Gate Hotel not only as a fantastic wedding venue but also as a venue to explore Ennis and beautiful Co Clare.

We will return again and shall be spreading the word about this gem in the Emerald Isle.

With love and best wishes,
Mr & Mrs Keavey, New York
Added 16th Feb 2016
Married on 9th Sep 2015
Stayed at Temple Gate for three nights during our wedding. Some family members also stayed and enjoyed the facilities on offer. All staff were excellent but a special mention for Geraldine Minogue, Events and Catering Manager, who made the event so memorable.
Location and layout are excellent. Local amenities are nearby since the Hotel is next to the centre of Ennis. Absolutely nothing was a problem for any of the staff and therefore, I rate the level of attention to detail, very highly. A unique setting that makes the atmosphere very special.
Will stay here again when next in Ireland.

Added 1st Dec 2015
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Triona O Connor
Married on 16th Nov 2013
Hi Geraldine, following our wedding on the 16th November 2013 Dermot and I would just like to thank you and all the staff so much for the brilliant job you did on making our day so special. The room was beautiful and admired by all for its character and uniqueness. The food was fantastic, from the canap?s on arrival, main meal, afters food to the breakfast the next day. We have been informed by our guests that the quality of food and wine was the best experienced at a wedding which we can only agree with. From day one back in February 2012 when we booked our wedding, everyone at the hotel was really helpful and professional and nothing was overlooked. You made everything seem possible and never said no to anything we requested. I would have no problem recommending the Temple Gate Hotel to anyone for a wedding in future and hope many more brides and grooms have the pleasure in working with you in planning their special day just as we did. Thanks again.
Added 1st Dec 2015
Tiernan Wedding
Married on 8th Apr 2013
We live in the UK but had stayed at Temple Gate when visiting Ireland and fell in love with it. When we first discussed getting married there we were put in touch with Geraldine Minogue (one of the managers) who listened to what we wanted and made some suggestions for us (local florists, musicians, photographers). With organising a wedding which to us was abroad it was vital to have someone at the hotel for suppliers, guests and us to liaise with. Geraldine was simply brilliant. We kept in touch frequently by email and 'phone. If I had any questions I had a response within hours not days! Most of our guests were flying in from the UK and Holland and the hotel provided a very good package for them (the hotel suggested the package, not us!) All in all we had the best day we possibly could and, in fact, it was far better than we could ever have imagined it could be. We stayed in the bridal suite, lots of room for the bride to get ready on the day and a wonderful place for us to retreat to after the excitement of the big day. Everyone who attended our wedding thought that the hotel did a superb job. We would recommend it and wish we could get married all over again because it was a lovely day made possible by Temple Gate Hotel.
Added 5th Dec 2015
William & Mairead
Following our wedding reception at the Temple Gate Hotel on 5th October 2013 we would like to thank you and all the hotel staff for helping to make the occasion a very enjoyable and satisfying experience for us and our guests.
We were very pleased with the assistance offered by you on the lead up to the wedding and for taking on board the comments and requests made by us. We and all of our guests were very complimentary of the quality of the food and wine at the main meal and also the canap?s offered on arrival at the hotel and the food served later in the night. The bar staff and waiting staff were most helpful and polite on the day.
The function room was much admired by us and our guests for its character and uniqueness. The general hotel facilities were also very much liked and praised by many. Thanks again to you all and keep up the good work.
Added 5th Oct 2013
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Fiona & Alan
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your team for the brilliant job you did with our wedding. The room was beautiful, the food was fantastic and everyone really enjoyed it. Everyone at the hotel was really helpful and professional and nothing was overlooked. I would have no problem recommending the Temple Gate Hotel to anyone for a wedding in future. Thanks again.
Added 21st Sep 2013
Kieran & Mary
Dear Geraldine, Thank you so much for looking after us so well from the first day we met you right up to our wedding day. You made everything seem possible & never said NO to anything we asked.
We wish you every success for the future and hope that many, many more bride & grooms to be have the pleasure of working with you in planning their special day just as we did. Best wishes
Added 6th Sep 2013
Parents of the Bride - Paddy & Margaret
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a fantastic day. The Great Hall was magnificent. The food was superb & banqueting staff first class. If we had a second daughter we would repeat it all again. Again a million thanks.
Added 21st Jul 2013
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Jim & Grainne
We just wanted to write & say a massive Thank You for making our day the absolute best day of our lives, everything was perfect, the food was wonderful your hotel was perfect and the staffs was great right from booking all the rooms for the guests to checking out. Thank you so very very much.
Added 30th May 2013
Siobhan & Jim
Thanks you so much for all your help with the wedding plans we had a great day & everything worked out perfectly thanks to all you?re organising. The hotel has a really friendly & relaxed atmosphere which is exactly what we wanted. The food was fabulous; The Great Hall was done brilliantly. Thanks so much for looking after us so well.

Added 14th May 2013
Shane & Helen
Thank you so much for the wonderful service your team provided to us from the initial planning to our amazing wedding day. Our wedding reception was fantastic. We enjoyed ourselves so much as did all our guests. Everyone raved about the food and service of course the room itself was also beautiful and perfect for us. The entire day was very romantic. Thank you once again for everything you did and for helping to make a special day for us.

Added 12th Mar 2013
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