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The Ardilaun Hotel Galway

Taylors Hill, Galway City
Capacity
2 - 360
Reviews (46) 5/5
Most Popular Price
€65
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Top Wedding Expert, Franc, launched our beautifully landscaped Celebration Garden in 2019. With lush trees, birds singing, walled gardens, our iconic fountain along with our specially dedicated ceremony circle, it is a magical setting for an outdoor Wedding ceremony or welcome drinks reception with a difference.

The Four Star Ardilaun Hotel - "Making Wedding Dreams Come True Since 1962"

With over 58 years of tradition, the family run Ardilaun Hotel Galway is a Premier Wedding Venue located in leafy grounds between Galway City and Salthill. 

Why are we different? 

Our family and staff care about your special day as much as you do!  Our dedicated wedding team are passionate about making your ideas a reality so that your Wedding Day is a true reflection of you both. Don't just take it from us, check out our reviews on Weddings Online. 

Get in touch with us on 091 519735 or [email protected] to find out more.

The Ardilaun Hotel Galway is a unique garden wedding venue in Galway located between Salthill and our City of Culture servicing weddings throughout the local area including West of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Our family run hotel is a dream venue for ceremonies and wedding celebrations that has been part of the dream wedding industry since 1962 specialising in truly unique and memorable weddings in the West.

Ardilaun Wedding Experience at Christmas time

Reviews

4.9/5
46 reviews
Quality of service4.9/5
Value4.9/5
Responsiveness4.9/5
Flexibility4.9/5
Professionalism4.9/5
Aoife Joyce
Added 15th Apr 2020
Wedding 28th Feb 2020
We recently had our wedding reception at the Ardilaun Hotel and from Day 1 when we first met Maureen we knew instantly that the Ardilaun was exactly where we wanted our wedding reception to be and her attention to detail and honesty was so helpful in all the preparations. She really made everything flow so smoothly in every aspect of the planning and was always available for a chat or a quick meeting when we wanted to discuss any detail and this was greatly appreciated. We received so many great compliments from all our guests about the standard of food, with many saying it was the best meal they had ever eaten! And we couldn't agree more, the food was outstanding. We cannot commend the hotel staff enough, as the level of service was second to none and the kindness and helpfulness shown at different stages of the weekend to ourselves and our guests was brilliant. Maureen and all the staff really made our day so special and we honestly cannot express enough how fantastic they were throughout. We can only imagine all the hard work that went on behind the scenes to make the day run so flawlessly, but it really was such a fantastic day for us, we loved every single minute of it - our only complaint was that it flew by too quickly
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Hello Aoife & Darryl, thank you so much for your beautiful review and your kind words of your Wedding Day experience with us recently at The Ardilaun Hotel. Delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed our food and service on the day. Wishing you both good health and happiness for many years to come, thank you for choosing The Ardilaun as the venue to celebrate your special day, we really look forward to welcoming you back to The Ardilaun in the future, best wishes from Maureen and The Ardilaun team
Sinéad and Derek
Added 23rd Apr 2020
Wedding 14th Feb 2020
We could not fault any of the service provided by Maureen and her support staff in the Ardilaun hotel. There was always someone available to answer our questions and to provide practical help and calming guidance. We brought our wedding forward, and the hotel staff transferred all our details and our guests booking with minimal fuss. We have enjoyed many weddings in these beautiful grounds, and we're looking forward to many more.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Hello Sinead & Derek, thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your Special Day with us recently. We were more than happy to accommodate you to bring your wedding celebrations forward under the circumstances. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your day and wish you many, many years of good health and happiness and look forward to seeing you back in The Ardilaun in the future, you are most welcome anytime. All the best from Maureen and The Ardilaun Team
Grace Melvin
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 29th Dec 2019
The Ardilaun was amazing! We couldn't have asked for any more from them. Would highly recommend The Ardilaun, Maureen and her staff to other couples looking to secure their wedding venue.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Grace & Liam. Thank you for your kind words, I am delighted both you, your families and friends enjoyed your special day with us here at The Ardilaun. Wishing you both the very best of luck and happiness as you share your life together. thank you for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your special day. Maureen.
Amy O Connor
Added 17th Mar 2020
Wedding 28th Dec 2019
On behalf of myself and my husband Thomas i want to whole heartedly thank the Ardilaun Hotel for making our wedding day absolutely flawless. From the very beginning we had no doubt we wanted to have our wedding reception here, Maureen was amazing and always on hand to answer any of our questions and gave us lots of great tips and recommendations. The day itself was amazing, everything went so smoothly, the food was exceptional and timed perfectly. We honestly cannot fault one single thing about the Ardilaun Hotel. Thank you so much for looking after our special day! I highly reccomend couples who are planning their wedding to view the hotel and meet the team- you won't regret it! Best wishes Amy and Thomas.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Hello Amy & Thomas, thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your Special Day with us, it is great to have lovely memories to cherish for years to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ardilaun Hotel soon again and wishing you a lifetime of happiness together, all the best Maureen and Team
Ruth Scales & Brian Donnellan
Added 15th Nov 2019
Wedding 1st Nov 2019
We are just back from honeymoon and wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks a million for everything again. We had an absolutely wonderful time the day of the wedding and the following days, and all the staff were just fantastic. Everyone had a brilliant time at the wedding, and the feedback has been nothing but positive. Let us know if there's anything else you need from us at any stage. Thanks so much again! Best, Ruth and Brian
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Ruth & Brian. Thank you for your kind words, I am delighted you had a wonderful day and that you receved positive feedback from your guests. Thank you for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your wedding day. Wishing you both the very best of luck in the future.Maureen.
Megan Fitzgerald
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 20th Sep 2019
I really can't say more about the ardilaun, they were just so helpful from start to finish. If we were to do it all over again we wouldnt change a thing
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Hi Megan & Ross. Thank you for your kind words, I am delighted you both had a great day with us here at The Ardilaun. I want to take this opportunity to wish you both the very best of luck and happiness as you share you life together. All the best, Maureen
Elaine.
Added 4th Oct 2019
Wedding 23rd Aug 2019
We had our wedding here in August. From start the finish it was lovely. We had a brilliant day, thanks to all the staff and to Maureen who was great to deal with.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Elaine, thank you for your nice words, I am delighted both you Gavin and your families had a brilliant day with us here at the Ardilaun.Thank you both for choosing us to celebrate your special day. All the best, Maureen
Aoife Dempsey & Ben Rowley
Added 24th Sep 2019
Wedding 17th Aug 2019
To Maureen and all the team at the Ardilaun, we cannot say thank you enough for taking care of us all of our wedding weekend. From the moment we met Maureen we had a fantastic experience planning our big day. Every phone call, every email was never a problem throughout the preparations. From the moment we got to the hotel the staff were all so polite, helpful, kind and just so friendly. No task was too big or too small and everyone was just so lovely throughout the whole weekend. The rooms were lovely and spacious and the girls got ready in the bridal suite and had a fabulous morning. We had our ceremony, reception and a BBQ on the second day in the hotel and mother nature didn’t cooperate for any of it to be held outdoors. There were 200+ guests for the wedding and about 70-80 on the second day. Over the entire weekend the food was delicious, service outstanding, the room decor was amazing and we simply had the best weekend ever. A special shout out to the night porter for taking care of us into the early hours. We can’t put into words how grateful we are and wonderful our time there was and we would highly recommend Maureen and all the staff who work in this beautiful hotel to any couple getting married. Thank you for such an amazing time x x Aoife and Ben Rowley
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Aoife & Ben. Firstly thank you both for choosing The Ardilaun to celebrate your special day, we are all delighted with your comments and nice words and very happy you had the best day of your lives. All the best, Maureen
Massih
Added 10th Oct 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2019
It’s been about ten years since I lived in Ireland, but when I got engaged a few months after the equal marriage referendum in Ireland, my fiance and I knew we wanted to come home to get married. We spent a week in Galway visiting venues but couldn’t find anything quite right. After a tip from a friend, we showed up to the Ardilaun on a whim, and asked to speak to the wedding planner, Maureen. As we sat down to talk, the first she did was quietly cross out “Bride” at the top of her form, and write in “Groom.” That might seem like a small thing, but every other venue had given us a long sales pitch that was aimed at brides and grooms (which included a lot of perks for the bride, like discounts for dressmakers or make-up, or hen party packages). It wasn’t offensive, but it did start to feel silly that they weren’t bothering to tailor their spiel, given that there were two men standing in front of them. When Maureen changed the form, she didn’t make a show of doing it, and probably didn’t realize we had noticed. But it gave us a sense that she was listening to our needs, and that she and the hotel had an attention to detail that would be present right through to the wedding day. We weren’t disappointed. Maureen and her team worked so hard to make sure we had everything we needed, and were on hand during the months of preparation to answer our questions and offer advice on how best to put the day together. Our ceremony was a mix of Irish and Persian traditions -- including an elaborate Persian altar -- which the hotel went to great lengths to accommodate. The meal enjoyed by our guests was excellent, as was the service throughout the evening. We had a perfect day, and could not have asked for anything more.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Hello Massih & Padraig. Thank you both for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your special day, I am delighted you had the best day of your lives. Thank you also for taking the time to post this review. Wishing you both a long and happy life together. All the best, Maureen
M
Added 10th Oct 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2019
It’s been about ten years since I lived in Ireland, but when I got engaged a few months after the equal marriage referendum in Ireland, my fiance and I knew we wanted to come home to get married. We spent a week in Galway visiting venues but couldn’t find anything quite right. After a tip from a friend, we showed up to the Ardilaun on a whim, and asked to speak to the wedding planner, Maureen. As we sat down to talk, the first she did was quietly cross out “Bride” at the top of her form, and write in “Groom.” That might seem like a small thing, but every other venue had given us a long sales pitch that was aimed at brides and grooms (which included a lot of perks for the bride, like discounts for dressmakers or make-up, or hen party packages). It wasn’t offensive, but it did start to feel silly that they weren’t bothering to tailor their spiel, given that there were two men standing in front of them. When Maureen changed the form, she didn’t make a show of doing it, and probably didn’t realize we had noticed. But it gave us a sense that she was listening to our needs, and that she and the hotel had an attention to detail that would be present right through to the wedding day. We weren’t disappointed. Maureen and her team worked so hard to make sure we had everything we needed, and were on hand during the months of preparation to answer our questions and offer advice on how best to put the day together. Our ceremony was a mix of Irish and Persian traditions -- including an elaborate Persian altar -- which the hotel went to great lengths to accommodate. The meal enjoyed by our guests was excellent, as was the service throughout the evening. We had a perfect day, and could not have asked for anything more.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Hello Massih & Padraig. Thank you both for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your special day, I am delighted you had the best day of your lives. Thank you also for taking the time to post this review. Wishing you both a long and happy life together. All the best, Maureen
Eileen
Added 4th Oct 2019
Wedding 26th Jul 2019
Excellent service and staff were amazing ????????
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Eileen, thank you for your nice comments, I am delighted both you and Patrick enjoyed your wedding day with us. thank you for choosing The Ardilaun to celebrate your wedding day. All the best, Maureen
Oonagh Henry & Eoin Behan
Added 24th Sep 2019
Wedding 11th Jul 2019
Hi Maureen, I can't find the words, but to put it simply and directly...You are truly AMAZING!!! and we are so grateful to you..Our first correspondence via email, you said you would ensure we had a very special, perfect day and we did..I'm overwhelmed by it all to be honest.. From the bottom of my heart Maureen, thank you, thank you, thank you..xxxx
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Oonagh & Eoin. Thank you both for your kind words, i am delighted you had the best day of your lives with us here in the Ardilaun. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your wedding day. All the best Maureen
P&E
Added 19th Oct 2019
Wedding 6th Jul 2019
Maureen and The Ardilaun are aware of all 15+ reasons why I would defo not recommend them. I could not have been more disappointed with my day.I have been reassured however that they have learned from all of the mistakes that were made at our wedding. Hopefully they do not happen again so that's good news for future couples.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Dear Paula, We would just like to take this opportunity to respond to your recent post. Having acknowledged with you following your wedding day that some issues hadn’t met your expectations we felt that we had remedied this situation. However we were delighted we received numerous positive feedback from many of your guests regarding the food, service and the hotel. I hope Mr. Ryan’s letter to your father was received well. Best regards, Maureen and the wedding team
Lynne & Henning
Added 19th Oct 2019
Wedding 30th May 2019
As we organised a lots of details from abroad, we really appreciated the quick responses from Maureen to our email questions. Our wedding day went so smoothly, the room was decorated beautifully, and all of our guests were very impressed with the food, the service staff were always helpful and friendly, no matter where you were in the hotel. Absolutely excellent.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Hi Lynn & Henning. thank you for your review and nice words, we are delighted you had a nice day with us here at the Ardilaun, and thank you both for celebvrating your special day with us here.Maureen
Anon
Added 4th Oct 2019
Wedding 17th May 2019
Very good
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Thank you for your nice words, I am delighted you had a wonderful day with us here. Wishing you both a long and happy life together.Maureen
Joe Buckley
Added 4th Oct 2019
Wedding 26th Apr 2019
Maureen, Conor and the team were extremely helpful in helping us prepare for our wedding and we couldn't have asked for more on the day. I would highly recommend the Ardilaun as a wedding venue to family and friends.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Joe & Edel. Thank you both for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your wedding day.I am delighted you both enjoyed your special day. Wishing you both health and happiness as you share your life together.All the best Maureen
Keith & Rodney
Added 11th Oct 2019
Wedding 28th Dec 2018
Maureen and her team were faultless, they could not do enough for us and every detail was perfectly executed. The food was outstanding, many comments from guests were that it was not your standard “wedding” food, but more that of a high end restaurant. The location and venue is intimate and relaxed and we really felt we were more at home, than lost in a boring reception centre
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Keith & Rodney. Thank you for your kind words, I am delighted you both enjoyed your wedding day with us here, thank you for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your special day. Wishing you both a long and happy life together. all the Best Maureen
Pamela Walsh & Tommy Cunnane
Added 2nd Oct 2019
Wedding 30th Nov 2018
My husband and I got married at The Ardilaun on Friday 30th November 2018 and all we can say is WOW!! We had the most fantastic wedding. Maureen Walsh, the dedicated Wedding Planner at The Ardilaun was just the best ever. Maureen was super professional helpful, kind, made great suggestions that all worked out, replied to my 60000 emails with every question under the sun that we had. We could have not done it without her. All of the staff at the Ardilaun were so friendly and kind and were genuinely so caring and every single one of them wished us well on our big day ? The function room for our civil ceremony was decorated beautifully with fabulous flower arrangements and because it was almost Christmas the hotel had its fabulous decorations up and even had a brand new carpet in the foyer the week before the wedding. The food was absolutely delicious, I’m normally not a huge fan of Wedding food but the meal that we had at The Ardilaun was unreal. The soup was piping hot, starter was so tasty and they carved the roast beef table side so it was piping hot. Every guest complemented us on the food and service. The evening food was also delicious! Maureen ensured that we had the honeymoon suite for our two nights stay at The Ardilaun and gave us champagne and truffles and a fruit plate. Our families and friends were so impressed with their rooms, quality of service and the whole event. We are delighted that we choose The Ardilaun for our Wedding, it really was the best day of our lives and we would sincerely like to thank everybody there for making it such. We would highly recommend to anybody thinking about having their wedding in Galway to meet with Maureen at The Ardilaun and we promise you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Pasmela & Tommy. Thank you for your nice words. I am delighted you had the best day of your lives. Thank you for choosing the Ardilaun for your special day. Regards, Maureen
S&t
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Wedding 2nd Nov 2018
Exceptional service, stunning hotel and grounds, amazing food, cannot express the feedback we got on the food. Out of this world xxx
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Thank you for your kind words and for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your wedding day. all the best Maureen
Aileen and Brendan
Added 1st Mar 2019
Wedding 6th Oct 2018
Delighted with the day and Maureen was superb with any requests made leading up to the wedding. Delighted with the food also on the day
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Aileen & Brendan. Thank you for your nice review and kind words. all the best Maureen
Dianne and Tommy Flaherty
Added 13th Nov 2018
Wedding 28th Sep 2018
I can’t recommend the Ardilaun Hotel and it’s staff enough esp their wonderful wedding planner Maureen. Maureen was an absolute pleasure to deal with and made the whole process stress free and simple and was extremely responsive to all my questions with was great as I was planninh out wedding from Sydney. All of guest spoke about the delicious food and friendly staff and thoroughly enjoyer themselves. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend the Ardilaun Hotel to anyone looking for a beautiful hotel to host the most special day of their life.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Dianne & Tommy. Thank you for your nice words and for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your wedding day. All the best Maureen
Christina Hyland
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 22nd Sep 2018
I had the best of my life. Everything went well. The food was very tasty and enjoyed by all the guest. Maureen was always on hand to help us with all our wedding planning. I would highly recommend the Ardilaun it's a great place for a wedding.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Christina, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your wedding day. all the best Maureen
Sinead
Added 4th Oct 2019
Wedding 14th Sep 2018
We had our wedding reception here in September last year and we were delighted with our choice of venue for the ceremony and reception. The wedding coordinator Maureen was brilliant to deal with from day one, and we knew we were in good hands. The entire day ran smoothly, with Maureen and the rest of the great staff working hard to ensure our guests had a memorable experience. We had our Civil Ceremony in one of the smaller suites, and it was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Following the ceremony, the drinks reception was held in the foyer with the in-house Guinness Jazz Trio band performing. The foyer of the hotel is large with many comfortable seats, and we also gathered there throughout the weekend to enjoy coffee and chats. Our family and friends commented on how comfortable the hotel is, as it still retains the charm and feel of a country house. Our dinner reception was in the large Connaught Suite, and it was beautifully decorated on the day. The food was absolutely superb, and we have received lots of compliments from our guests since then about the quality and service.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Sinead, thank you for your kind words and for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your special day. All the best Maureen
Donna Ridge
Added 4th Oct 2019
Wedding 7th Sep 2018
Maureen the wedding planner was excellent, so helpful in planning the wedding day. The venue was beautiful and the food was lovely.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Donna, thank you for your kind words, wishing you the very best of health and happiness Maureen
Jennifer Murphy
Added 27th Jul 2018
Wedding 7th Jul 2018
Maureen is a fantastic wedding coordinator. She made the planning and execution of our wedding day effortless and stress free. We had a beautiful ceremony in the hotel's garden. The food was very good value. If you are looking for a venue with decades of experience and classic surroundings I highly recommend the Ardilaun House Hotel. Thank you to the bar staff who were exceptionally accommodating too.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Dear Jennifer & Alexander. Thank you both for your nice words, I am delighted you both had a fantastic day. I have passed on your comments to all concerned in the hotel. wishing you both health and happiness as you share your life together. We hope to see you back in The Ardilaun soon. Warmest Regards. Maureen.
KW
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 26th May 2018
Maureen was so helpful in the lead up to our wedding. Maureen was very easy to deal with and really knew what she was talking about, what works, what wouldn’t, etc. Staff at the venue were wonderful. Food was amazing and wine flowed throughout the meal! Would highly recommend to couples considering this venue.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Karen & Theo. Thank you both for your nice words, I am delighted you both had a fantastic day. I have passed on your comments to all concerned in the hotel. wishing you both health and happiness as you share your life together. We hope to see you back in The Ardilaun soon. Warmest Regards. Maureen.
Cliona & Michael
Added 1st Dec 2018
Wedding 24th Mar 2018
Maureen the wedding planner and all the staff were fantastic from day one. They were very welcoming, friendly and so helpful throughout. They made our day so special and unique. We had an incredible day that we will never forget.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Cliona & Michael Thank you both for your kind words. wishing you health and happiness. All the best Maureen
Stacey
Added 31st Jul 2017
Wedding 28th Jul 2017
We had the most amazing day for our wedding in the Ardilaun Hotel everything was simply perfect food, staff, hotel, no one had a bad thing to say our wedding planner Maureen walsh is an incredible woman who was there for us all the time to help in any way she could.
Response from The Ardilaun Hotel Galway
Stacey, thank you for your kind words and for choosing the Ardilaun to celebrate your wedding day. wishing both you and Sean the best of luck as you share your lives together.Maureen
Fionnuala
Added 1st Apr 2017
Wedding 24th Mar 2017
We had our wedding reception in the Ardilaun Hotel in Galway on 24 March 2017 and can't recommend it highly enough. The food, service and attention to detail are all outstanding. Our main objective was to have a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day and having Maureen Walsh as the hotel wedding planner was key to that. From the moment we booked the Ardilaun, the planning became very simple as Maureen is a complete expert. The reception itself on the day was more perfect than we could have hoped. The weather was sunny so the drinks reception was held outside where a very festive atmosphere was created. The Guinness Jazz Trio play at the drinks receptions for Ardilaun weddings and they really added to the occasion. We had a relatively small wedding so were slightly concerned that the crowd might look a bit dwarfed in the large function room. However, Maureen and her team laid out the room so that it was the perfect size for our wedding. The dinner was really superb - all of our guests mentioned how good the meal was and there were very generous helpings. The wine was also excellent. The Ardilaun seems to adopt a whole of hotel approach to weddings as all of the staff, from reception to those at breakfast, were so attentive and obliging. The quality of service was also something many of our guests mentioned. We are just delighted we made the choice to book the Ardilaun for our wedding!
Maria
Added 19th Feb 2017
Wedding 31st Dec 2016
Maureen and her team were excellent on the day we couldn't fault the food the service or the attentiveness of the staff to our guests. We had one issue in the whole process in that we were not informed that rooms were selling out and that no more would be available to our guests despite requesting the hotel to let us know we resolved the issue eventually but it was an issue. Everything else from the planning tasting etc was in my opinion faultless we were very happy with the hotel and food and service we received. the room is beautiful and very comfortable and was beautifully decorated for the Christmas season.
Ailbhe
Added 14th Feb 2017
Wedding 16th Dec 2016
I would highly recommend the Ardilaun Hotel as a wedding venue. The attention to detail and service is fantastic. All of my guests commented on the quality of the food. Maureen the wedding coordinator is very dedicated and helpful.
Sandra and Gerry
Added 21st Feb 2017
Wedding 18th Nov 2016
Fabulous cosy hotel. Pet friendly which was a huge bonus for us. Very reasonably priced. Best part was definitely the staff. Everyone was so kind & welcoming. Maureen our wedding co-ordinator was amazing. So professional & extremely helpful. So glad we chose to have our wedding here
Jean kelly
Added 14th Feb 2017
Wedding 28th Oct 2016
From the very start of our planning Maureen was absolutely fantastic. Very professional, very helpful with advice about meals and very quick to respond to and questions we had. On the day of the wedding every thing ran very smoothly. We couldn’t have been happier.
Dervla86
Added 15th Feb 2017
Wedding 2nd Sep 2016
From the very first time meeting Maureen I knew our wedding would be a fantastic day. She was so helpful and always available to give advice not only on the reception, but for everything to do with the wedding. The day before we dropped up some extra pieces we had bought for decorations, sweets, chalkboards, bunting etc, Maureen took the box off us and told us not to worry that she would sort it all. The next day when I saw the reception and wedding room I was blown away. It looked amazing. On the day the food and wine was fantastic and people are still commenting about it to me. We were lucky with the weather and could have people outside in the gardens and that was also decorated beautifully. The Ardilaun was always my first choice to get married in, and I would not change anything about the day.
Catherine Walsh
Added 9th Apr 2017
Wedding 19th Aug 2016
I just can't thank The Ardilaun Hotel enough for providing what was an absolutely amazing weekend for our wedding in August last year. I am absolutely delighted that we chose this hotel for our big day. From the moment that we booked the wedding, Maureen and the staff at the hotel couldn't do enough to accommodate us. The planning, advice and reassurance from Maureen during the lead up to the wedding was really appreciated and helped to make sure the day was so special for us. The staff were all so friendly and welcoming - providing an efficient and professional service at all times. The food was excellent - from the canapés to the meal to the evening food. On the day of the wedding, Maureen just made sure everything was perfect all of the time. And it was; everything was timed so well and went off without a hitch. We would happily recommend The Ardilaun to any couple looking for the perfect wedding venue, as would all of our guests who still compliment us on how fabulous the whole day was.
Seán and Aisling
Added 15th Mar 2017
Wedding 13th Aug 2016
Maureen was very helpful every step of the way.
Martina
Added 9th May 2016
Wedding 9th Apr 2016
We had our wedding at The Ardilaun Hotel on the 9th April this year and we couldn't recommend the hotel more. We had an amazing day and weekend. The whole organisation of our big day was made so easy by the wedding planner Maureen Walsh. The reception itself was perfect from start to finish, everything ran so smoothly. The dinner provided on the day was to the high standard we received when we completed our menu tasting. There were no delays, the dinner was hot, delicious, and so many of our guests commented on how they were offered seconds and even thirds on some occasions. The package we chose allowed for a free pour of wine and that is exactly what we got, at no stage throughout the meal were glasses empty. We would really recommend staying an extra night and making full use of the hotel. We hired a two man band to play in the bar the next night and the hotel could not of been more hospitable. Every staff member bent over backwards for us and we were made to feel so welcome from beginning to end.
Fiona Collins
Added 14th Feb 2017
Wedding 31st Oct 2015
Choosing a venue was high on my list as both myself and my husband are involved in the catering business and so were a lot of my guests. Standard of food was very important to both of us. Once we met with Maureen we knew we were in good hands. We had some ideas we wanted to do on the day and nothing seemed to faze Maureen and was on board with us and also gave us her thoughts of what works and what doesn't. We had the most wonderful day and can't thank the ardilaun for creating the perfect day for us.
Gretta lyons
Added 15th Feb 2017
Wedding 18th Sep 2015
Could not recommend Maureen and the Ardilaun hotel highly enough. Our planning and the day itself went so smoothly and was everything we could have wished for.
Lauren O Grady
Added 14th Feb 2017
Wedding 12th Sep 2015
Maureen was just fantastic to deal with, nothing was a problem and the day ran so smoothly. Everyone was so impressed with the venue, the food and the service we couldn't recommend the Ardilaun more. Thank you for making our day so special.
Mary & Tom
Added 18th Feb 2017
Wedding 18th Jul 2015
From the moment we met with wedding coordinator Maureen we had a very enjoyable and stress-free time planning our wedding. She gave us great advice and we knew everything would be perfect on the day. The Ardialun was a beautiful venue. Fabulous food, excellent, helpful staff and lovely accommodation. We had such a wonderful wedding day in the Ardilaun and would highly recommend it to couples.
Happy Couple
Added 22nd Nov 2014
Wedding 25th Oct 2014
We had the reception of our wedding in the Ardilaun in Oct 2014 and were delighted with the help, support, kindness and attention to detail. We were thrilled with the service, food, hospitality, the friendliness of the staff and over all environment of the hotel. The wedding co-ordinator, Maureen Walsh always so helpful and approachable and nothing ever startled her or was a problem. She honestly made our preparation so much easier and less stressful. The Chef, David was superb and he had to alter menu’s for some guests and was always so helpful and accommodating and gave us a one to one consultation. We were treated to a tasting meal which was great. We want to thank you for all the staff for your help and support, it was greatly appreciated and made our day so very special. Thank you.
Jane and Kevin Berry's wedding
Added 6th Nov 2014
Wedding 25th Sep 2014
The whole staff at the Ardilaun Hotel, Maureen the wedding planner in particular went above and beyond to ensure our wedding ran without any hitches. Considering we organised our wedding from Australia - Maureen was on hand day and night to reply to emails and phone calls in the months leading up to the wedding. I would give the level of service, quality of the food and value for money 10 out of 10
Caitriona
Added 23rd May 2016
Wedding 26th Jul 2014
The Ardilaun was the perfect venue for a summer wedding. Maureen in the Ardilaun was a splendid wedding co-ordinator, a true professional and was helpful from day one. The Ardilaun held a fantastic Bubbly Brunch Wedding Planning Day that was informative & fun. Head Chef, David was creative and flexible in his approach and catered for a gluten free dining experience for almost 300 guests where nobody felt short changed. The gardens of the Ardilaun were the ideal spot for our next day BBQ. I couldn't recommend the team at the Ardilaun highly enough for their individual approach and quality of service.
Eileen
Added 28th Jun 2015
Wedding 27th Sep 2013
We got married in the Ardilaun hotel Galway lovely hotel really helpful and wedding co ordinator was wonderful. Great scenery for photos in Gardens.
Caroline & Daniel
Added 3rd Nov 2014
From start to finish, The Ardilaun took care of everything for us. The function room was beautifully decorated for the event...the food was delicious to say the least and to top it all off, Maureen organised for a photo op with President Michael D Higgins on the night! In conclusion, we would without hesitation recommend the Ardilaun Hotel anyone considering their big day.
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