The Twelve Hotel

Barna Village, Galway, Galway
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A Stylish and Intimate Galway Wedding Venue specialising in weddings from twenty to one hundred guests.

You want your Galway wedding to be a special and memorable occasion... and so do we. Our boutique out of town Galway hotel provides the stylish luxury, attentive service and vibrant location you want for your guests and wedding party. Plus, your wedding catering is provided by West at The Twelve, one of the finest Galway restaurants, presenting local seasonal cuisine and a presentation to help make your wedding event truly memorable.

For your Dream Boutique Style Wedding, The Twelve offers a variety of menus or we can completely custom-design a menu for you, along with your choice of beverages. Our team will assist you with consulting from planning to execution.

We can provide:

  • Cocktail receptions for up to 100 wedding guests
  • Dinner for up to 100 wedding guests
  • Preferred group wedding block room rates
  • Only one wedding event at a time so that our complete attention is on you

An elegant, intimate sanctuary just 10 minutes from Galway city, The Twelve Hotel Galway is also the perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch or any other wedding parties that celebrate your special day.

The Twelve Hotel is Approved for Civil Ceremonies. 

So arrange to visit us now at one of the most luxurious boutique wedding venues in Galway. 

Acclaimed as 'Ireland's Hotel of The Year and The Winner of Ireland's Best Customer Service, Galway's Number 1 Hotel - Awarded "Best New Hotel" and 'The Best Boutique Hotel in Ireland'.                                                                                        10 Food and Wine awards for West @ The Twelve, Wine Spectator, R.A.I, Georgina Campbell, Hotel and Catering Gold Medal, National Hospitality Ireland, Bridgestone, Chamber of Commerce and many more awards in recognition of Food, Wine and Service.

Reviews of The Twelve Hotel

13 reviews
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Ciara & Elvis
Married on 20th May 2023
We got married in The Twelve in May 2023 & had a brilliant day. Fergus & his team looked after everyone at the wedding so well & everyone had a great time. The guests are still talking about the quality of the food, it really was exceptional. The canapes in the reception were large portions & tasted very nice, the meal was excellent (the steak was a bit hit ) & the pizzas in the evening were a great hit too. We even had the left over pizza's the next day & they went down a treat too. The cake & cupcakes were supplied by the Twelve Bakery & were so delicious and exactly what I wanted. The kids also really enjoyed their meal & their ice cream. The ceremony room is intimate & really lovely and turns into a lovely dancefloor later, especially for a small wedding. Fergus is very flexible & nothing was ever a problem. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Added 3rd Jul 2023
Emma Corcoran
Married on 20th Aug 2022
What an Amazing Wedding Weekend thanks to outstanding team at the Twleve Hotel Barna. From our first meeting with Fergus to the days that followed our celebration the staff at the Twelve were exceptional which made our day run seamlessly. Our wedding was a weekend celebration, as all of our guests were traveling to our wedding we planned a weekend of a pre dinner, our wedding day included our ceremony in the hotel, followed by dinner and party along with day 2 celebrations with additional guests. The staff's professionalism including responsiveness and engagement resulted in a day that was calm and so thoroughly memorable. To give an example of this, Fergus himself called me prior to our ceremony to let me know there was heavy ran planned at the time we had suggested having photos taken along with options indoors that he would talk through with the photographer. Throughout the day of our wedding Barry was our main barman, his engagement with our guests/ party along with high quality of service was noted by all of our guests. The food and service on all 3 days was exceptional. I would highly recommend the Twelve Hotel for a wedding, the quality and attention of service, amazing choice of food and decor of rooms for photographs/ ceremony and reception.
For any bride planning on getting ready at the hotel, the hotel was room was set up to create a space/ area off the room for hair and makeup for the bridal party. Fergus's experience on reception ideas is worth listening to, this is something he is well versed in and each bit of advice was most valued. From both Erik and I, thank you for the memories and an amazing weekend.
Added 5th Jul 2023
Caroline & Pat
Married on 28th Dec 2018
We got married at the Twelve in Barna on 28th December 2018.
And we absolutely loved our Christmas Wedding at The Twelve.
The hotel has a lovely warm atmosphere and Barna is a beautiful location. We got some beautiful photos at the Pier, which is just across the road from the hotel.
The meal at the wedding was exceptional. It was top quality and all our guests are still complimenting us. "the best food they have every had". Which we were delighted to hear.
We also had signature cocktails, given to guests after the ceremony which every loved!!. The late food we had after the band was amazing!. It was Pizza from the traditional wood burning Pizza Oven which they have in the Twelve Bar. Again everyone loved it !!
Fergus & all the staff in the Twelve had amazing attention to detail making everything perfect on our special day.
We really couldn't have asked for more, they exceeded our expectations.
We are both really looking forward to going back!!
Response from The Twelve Hotel
Hi Caroline and Pat,
Thank you so much for your review.
We can't wait to see you again.
Team Twelve x
Added 31st Oct 2019
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David & Ruta
Married on 10th Nov 2018
Everything from start to finish was exceptional. Fergus and his team are very accommodating and provide excellent service. For smaller weddings the quality of the food and attention to detail make The Twelve excellent value and an excellent choice for a wedding.
Response from The Twelve Hotel
Thanks a million David and Ruta. We were delighted to see you both back for your first anniversary and hope we can continue welcome you both for years to come xx
Added 22nd Aug 2019
Trudy and Shane Stapleton
Married on 18th Oct 2018
We had our wedding at the Twelve last October and we had an amazing day. We held our civil ceremony and reception here and we would do it again in a heartbeat. From the start Fergus was helpful,friendly and professional,him and the team ensured the day went without a hitch and there was nothing that was too much trouble to do for us. The hotel itself is stunning. Quirky,cosy, welcoming,imaculate. The bar and cocktail bar is worth a visit even on its own! The food is just amazing,if you are a foodie this is the place for you, our guests are still taking about it,the quality,taste and presentation were perfect. The rooms individualy decorated and spotless. There is no one area I can think of that the Twelve excells on. It is a whole experience and I can't recommend it highly enough. You will not be disappointed!
Response from The Twelve Hotel
Hi Trudy and Shane,

Thank you for your review! We had a great time with all of your guests. It was really lovely to have so many stay and made it all so much more intimate.

Team Twelve x
Added 22nd Aug 2019
Theresa and Christian
Married on 2nd Jun 2018
We had an amazing wedding reception at the Twelve Hotel last year!! Everyone absolutely loved the food and the wine that matched so well. Fergus and his team listened to all our wishes and went above and beyond to make them happen. We are so happy with the day. The room upstairs is perfect for a small to medium sized wedding. We loved our wedding cake from the pins bakery too and would recommend. Our guests were impressed with the service and the beautiful rooms too. I can highly recommend the Twelve for a wedding venue.
Response from The Twelve Hotel
Hi Theresa and Christian,

We are so glad to see your wonderful review. We really enjoyed welcoming your guests from a wide range of destinations!
Hope you are both enjoying married life x
Added 23rd Aug 2019
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Malia & Shaun McGahan
Married on 15th Apr 2018
We had an amazing experience with the team at the Twelve Hotel. We planned our wedding from California, all via email and phone with Fergus and everything was perfect when we arrived in Galway for our wedding. The hospitality was fantastic and the food was incredible. We also ordered our wedding cake from the Twelve's own bakery. I could not recommend the Twelve highly enough.
Added 22nd Aug 2019
Conor and Marie
Married on 14th Apr 2018
We had an amazing Wedding Day. Fergus and the team were so helpful in every way. The Twelve offers something different than must other venues and the food, the service, everything was top class. It's a smaller venue so you get the extra care and attention. Fergus was so helpful giving us tips on what to do and he made sure throughout the day that we had everything we needed. We can't fault it at all. We had a small wedding which it caters for easily but can also take larger sizes
Added 22nd Aug 2019
The Geoghegans
Married on 27th Oct 2017
We had our wedding reception in The Twelve and would 100% recommend. Such professional service and the food was just amazing - absolutely top quality. Everything about our special day was fantastic and the bedrooms are gorgeous too
Added 22nd Aug 2019
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Deborah & Sean Hynes
Married on 18th Aug 2017
We highly recommend Fergus and his staff at The Twelve for making our wedding day absolutely perfect!
We live in the US and decided to come home last minute to get married, and were lucky to get a cancellation at The Twelve. From the moment we started our planning the communication and professionalism of the entire team was outstanding. Our wedding was small, with just family( Irish families, so not that small,lol) and we were treated like we were throwing the biggest bash ever!
We all stayed at the hotel the night before and night of, all the kids had a fantastic time too, the food was amazing, with great choices to choose from.Fergus helped us a lot with our selections and he was present the entire day, which we were thoroughly happy with, making sure everything was as planned. Our wedding cake was made at The Pins Bakery in the hotel and honestly, we still rave about it!! The girls at the bakery were so helpful. Our suite was beautiful and almost big enough to fit our entire party!!
It was the most perfect day, besides having the most important people with us, the staff, food, rooms, prices at the Twelve were the icing on the cake.
Thank you again Fergus and your fantastic team
Can’t wait to stay again next time we are home.
Added 1st Sep 2019
Married on 20th Jun 2017
We had our wedding at The Twelve in June 2017.
The day was fantastic from start to finish. Fergus was available to answer any questions we had at any time.
The food was exceptional and Chef created a special menu just for us.
All of our guests were delighted that it was something "different" from the traditional wedding. The room was a perfect size for our 80 guests, and because it has a floor of its own it feels very private.
The honeymoon suite x11 was such a treat - we hope to keep up with the tradition of returning every year for our Anniversary.
Added 22nd Aug 2019
Ravi and Joan Francesc
Married on 13th May 2017
Booking The Twelve hotel for my wedding was the most incredible thing that I did. First of all every single person in their staff and management are unbelievably friendly, efficient and serviceable. My guests, who like myself came from abroad were treated like part of their family and there was not one thing that I had requested, which was not taken care of up to last detail. The food at their restaurants is exquisite, their rooms are spacious, stylish and gorgeous. I can’t say enough about The Twelve except that this is a 5+ star hotel, worth every moment. Thank you Manon and Fergus.
Added 22nd Aug 2019
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Married on 20th Apr 2017
Hi there ,we both had a very small ceremony at the twelve recently,Fergus liaised with us every step of the way and made it a very special day for both ourselves and our guests.The venue was perfect for our needs as was the suite we booked to have canapés after the ceremony and relax with our guests.That evening we had the most spectacular meal in the West restaurant in a secluded part of the room,again organised by the wonderful staff,All our friends and family said it was the best meal they ever had at a wedding,Fergus and all the team made it a beautiful day and we wish to thank them for all the effort they put in to make our day so memorable and special.Linda and Des.
Response from The Twelve Hotel
Thank you so much for your kind words Linda. We hope you are enjoying married life!
Team Twelve x
Added 27th Aug 2019
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Capacity: 100
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