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Westport Woods Hotel

Westport Woods Hotel & Spa, Quay Road, Westport, Mayo
Capacity
320
Reviews (38) 5/5
Prices from
€49.00
Most Popular Price
€57
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Weddings in Westport Woods Hotel

For a unique wedding in a truly idyllic woodland setting, the perfect location is Westport Woods Hotel in Co. Mayo. Our family run hotel is the perfect choice for anyone seeking stylish surroundings coupled with warm Irish hospitality.

Our weddings are managed by Joanne McEniff, one of the Directors of Westport Woods Hotel. As the daughter of hotelier Brian McEniff of the McEniff Hotel Group, Joanne and her team have exceptional attention to detail. Individual unique weddings are Westport Woods Hotel speciality.

Talk a stroll through our extensive private woodlands & beautifully landscaped gardens. This area is at your disposal for the perfect picturesque background for your wedding photos.

Your reception takes place in our Mulberry Suite which opens directly onto the gardens. See the tables set up and get a true feel for the magic that could happen at your wedding. Floor to ceiling windows allow an influx of natural light and beautiful views of the grounds and woodland. The Sylvan Suite has its own private entrance, foyer, bar, smoking area and toilets thus ensures it's exclusively yours for the whole day.

Weddingsonline Hotel Venue of the Year Conaught 2020

Voted Best Wedding Venue in the West - Irish Wedding Awards 2018 

Hotel facilities are also at your disposal during your wedding stay and a full tour of the hotel will have you speechless visiting the unique Beech Health Club and Spa to the Lake View restaurant with scenic views and of course the breathtaking bridal suite. Many of our weddings have young guests and we are famous for our go!kids! club. The go!kids! leaders know how to keep the totes to teens entertained.

From the day you make your first enquiry our excellent team will stop at nothing to achieve your ultimate dream. At Westport Woods Hotel we are not just a venue, we are here to help plan your day your way creating special memories which will last a lifetime

Find out how we can help you create a day as unique as you...

Reviews

5.0/5
38 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Lisa & Dom
Added 23rd May 2020
Wedding 29th Dec 2020
I highly recommend the Westport Woods Hotel to any couple looking to get married in Mayo. We met with Caroline from the beginning and she was nothing but a star throughout. We had to organise our wedding from the UK but that wasn't a problem as Caroline was always at the end of an email with helpful suggestions and answers to my questions. She made the whole thing so easy for us! We met with Séamus at our tasting dinner and had a great laugh. Séamus was there on the day to greet us and seemed to be a step ahead of us for anything we needed, including fixing my hair and veil for photos. The hotel looked lovely, beautifully decorated for Christmas that there was very little we needed to do. Any additional request we had was no problem for Caroline and Seamus. Loads of our guests commented on the speed and fantastic service and we had lots of feedback on the amazing food. We loved all the extra touches that went down so well, like the roast carved ham with hummous and homemade breads we had on arrival to the hotel. The grounds of the hotel made the perfect backdrop for our photos which meant we didn't have to waste precious winter daylight travelling for a photo spot. We had the most amazing day and are so happy we picked this hotel for our big day
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you so much for your brilliant review Lisa & Dom, it was such a pleasure for Seamus and I to look after you throughout your wedding planning right up to your day ;) Delighted you and your guests enjoyed our 'last minute' suggestion of the roast carved ham, grazing tables are becoming increasingly popular for drinks reception and it has been so popular with guests this winter! We will look forward to welcome you for your first anniversary at the end of this year - Warm Regards, Caroline, Seamus & Joanne
Catherine & Barry
Added 13th Apr 2020
Wedding 8th Nov 2019
What can I say about our experience with the Westport Woods Hotel. From the minute we went to look at the Woods for a wedding venue it was perfect. The staff went above and beyond for us as the bride & groom but also for our wedding guests, nothing was too big or small of a job for them and I cannot thank them enough for all the hard work they put into making our day super special. The food was fabulous and the service is just out of this world. I cannot recommend the Westport Woods highly enough and we will definitely be back to stay with them in the future. Thank you so so much :)
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you so much Catherine & Barry, it was such a pleasure looking after you and your guests - delighted everyone had such a good time ;) Warm Regards, Caroline, Joanne & Seamus
Loretta & Ciaran
Added 28th Apr 2020
Wedding 19th Oct 2019
A great venue with top quality food and service. Caroline was very helpful and answered all our questions on the lead up to the big day. The day itself was as relaxed and laid back as we wanted it to be. We were delighted with how it all went!
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you so much Lorreta & Ciaran - it was such a pleasure looking after you both and I am glad you had the relaxed, laid back day you were hoping for ;) Warm Regards, Caroline, Joanne & Seamus
Paul & Marian Gibney
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 4th Oct 2019
Caroline and Seamus did an amazing job. So friendly and helpful. We were able to enjoy the day, while they looked after everything. Food was amazing and so happy how it all went.
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you so much Paul & Marian, it was lovely looking after your guests for your wedding weekend, and we hope you enjoyed the OktoberFest in Westport too ;) Warm Regards, Caroline, Seamus & Joanne
Rebecca & Adrian
Added 19th Apr 2020
Wedding 14th Sep 2019
We had the pleasure of having our wedding at the Westport woods hotel and it surely didn't disappoint everything was handled so professionally, the food was amazing and everything we asked for was met with no questions asked. I would highly recommend the hotel. Anyone that has been to our wedding has said it was the best.
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you so much Rebecca & Adrian - your wedding was beautiful and we loved looking after you. Can't wait to have you back for your first anniversary!
Melisande Jousse
Added 1st Oct 2019
Wedding 24th Aug 2019
We highly advice to plan your wedding at the Westport Woods Hotel & Spa. Highlights: (1) Beautiful and spacious Hotel, large renovated courtyard by the woods; Offer Ceremony set up; Spa, swimming pool, gym (2) Service is absolutely amazing and genuinely helpful; the wedding team is always responsive and provide supplier advice; wedding coordinator included in our package. (3) An all in: choice of wedding packages (a brilliant price quality ratio); decorations including: choice of flower arrangements for the tables and decorations of the room (lights) for the dinner; decorations of the room for the ceremony (you can add do your own as well); print table seat assignments; coordinate with the vendors directly; Our dream wedding at the Westport Woods Hotel & Spa: In Summer 2018, we decided to host our wedding in Westport Co. Mayo Ireland. My husband and I live in Ohio, U.S., I am French & Canadian and he is American. My mother-in-law Irish heritage and my obsession with Ireland were the reason we chose County Mayo, Ireland for our special day. The first venue we visited was the Westport Woods Hotel & Spa, where we had the pleasure to be welcome by the owner, Joanne. Prior to our arrival, Joanne provided us with very useful information on the venue to help prepare for our destination wedding. We met her in person and fell in love with the people and the Hotel. It wasn’t that long after that we set the wedding date: August 24, 2019. We chose to have our wedding at the Westport Woods Hotel & Spa for multiple reasons. First, we were enchanted by Westport; a very colourful, unique & animated little town by the Clew Bay. Then we arrived at the Hotel, where we were so nicely welcome. The venue is beautiful; by the woods with a charming steel gazebo, recently renovated courtyard and hotel; perfect for wedding pictures and the first look. We thought it was optimal for a destination wedding. It has all you need for your guests: special rates for the guests, a bar with live music, a huge restaurant, a gym, a swimming pool and a Spa. We also chose the Hotel, as the package included the service of a wedding coordinator. A large selling point for us. When planning a destination wedding, we knew we needed help to have suppliers contacts, recommendations and coordinate the wedding for us from afar. Cherry on top, my family is French and one of the wedding coordinator happens to be French… Imagine our surprise! We were delighted, the venue just checked all the boxes! Thanks to our wedding coordinator, we found it smooth to organize it from Ohio. She was very flexible with her schedule to accommodate us. We had biweekly skype calls in the last few months before the wedding to coordinate for our big day! She guided us and advised us when choosing our vendors (music, photographer, videographer, flowers, cakes,...). Again, we highly advice to plan your wedding at the Westport Woods Hotel & Spa. It is perfect for a a local or a destination wedding. We were 70, and nearly all the guests were at the hotel. They all loved it! The food is from local vendors/distributors. Bravo to the chef, and the staff on the floor, who were very efficient, attentive, kind and talented! The hors d’oeuvres, the dinner were simply amazing. The wedding team is brilliant, you are in great hands.
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Matt & Meli, thank you so much for your kind words - it was such a pleasure looking after you and your family and I kinda miss our biweekly chats haha! J'espère vous revoir la prochaine fois que vous retournerez dans ton pays de coeur Meli! Warm Regards, Caroline Maurer Wedding Coordinator
Marita & Ann
Added 26th Aug 2019
Wedding 6th Jul 2019
Myself and my partner Ann got married in the Westport Woods on 6th July 2019. Both Caroline and Seamus were amazing on the run up to the wedding, helping out and answering all our queries. They were so easy to deal with... nothing was a big deal! The day itself was brilliant. The food was excellent, the décor was amazing and we had such fun. Seamus was even on hand the day after to pin my hair up!! Thanks Seamus :)
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you so much Marita & Ann, it means the world!! We loved looking after you and you know yourself, Seamus is a jack of all trades - he could reconvert anytime but we'd miss him too much here haha! Warm Regards, Caroline
Jamie & Dermot
Added 21st Aug 2019
Wedding 28th Jun 2019
Dermot and I would highly recommend Westport woods as a wedding venue. The entire team were fantastic to speak with during the planning and super efficient on the day itself. The room was set up beautifully and everything was immaculate. The food and wine was amazing and with no wait! The layout of the room and outside area really contributed to our guests having a brilliant time as it kept everyone together and the atmosphere relaxed! We would love to do it all over again, i would recommend booking it without hesitation! We are back for a friends wedding soon and cannot wait! Thanks again Seamus, Caroline and Joanne!
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
It was such a pleasure looking after your friends and family and we welcome you back for Rebecca's wedding - we will be looking forward to welcoming you back to the hotel for your anniversary now ;) Warm Regards, Caroline, Seamus & Joanne
Alan & Cynthia Siberry
Added 13th Apr 2020
Wedding 21st Jun 2019
We had our wedding at the lovely Westport Woods Hotel on the 21st of June 2019. From the time we booked the venue all the way up until our wedding day and after, the standard of care, courtesy and professionalism was second to none. Nothing was a problem and anything we needed to know re wedding Joanne, Caroline & Seamus were always on the other side of the phone or email. We also had extra requirements as we were trying to infuse 2 cultures into the wedding and again they made our ideas/dreams come true!! Our wedding day came and everything was brilliant Food was out standing, we had a BBQ menu with a buffet which suited all diets requirements and also a Pig on the Spit. The venue itself is so conveniently located in such a beautiful scenic area, perfect for wedding photos! We had that 'Fairy Tale' rustic ceremony outside and it was unreal. Thank you guys so much, you truly made our day! I had a few tables i needed set up for the day e.g. guest signing table and sweet table etc and omg they were done to perfection. The one thing I loved was I didn't have to worry about anything on the day Joanne and her team had everything under control and they went above and beyond our expectations. everyone at the wedding had a fantastic day and are still raving about the food and the hotel and how everything was done so fluidly.I would highly recommend The Westport Woods Hotel for your wedding or any occasion
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Cynthia & Alan, we loved looking after you and I was delighted everyone enjoyed your wedding day and after party ;) Hopefully we will see you back in the hotel soon! Warm Regards, Caroline, Joanne & Seamus
Sharon & Darren
Added 13th Apr 2020
Wedding 15th Jun 2019
From the moment we had our first meeting with Seamus the fabulous wedding co-ordinator, we knew we wanted to have our special day at the Westport Woods Hotel. The grounds and reception room are stunning and the staff are wonderful. The wedding team Caroline, Joanne and Seamus were always on hand and nothing was too much trouble. They gave great advise and really made us feel relaxed as everything was taken care of. They are true professionals and I would highly recommend the Westport Woods Hotel. Only wish we could do it all again, we had an amazing day. Thanks guys
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you Sharon & Darren, it was such a pleasure looking after your wedding and I am delighted you were able to relax and enjoy your wedding day :D Warm Regards, Caroline, Joanne & Seamus
Maria & Gerard
Added 17th Apr 2020
Wedding 14th Jun 2019
Westport Woods has the perfect set up for a destination wedding. Gerard and I got married on the 14th June 2019, in Lecanvey Church and held our reception in Westport Woods Hotel. It was perfect, and this was thanks to Joanne and Michael, Caroline and Seamus and all the Staff at Westport Woods hotel, who made our day. In the months coming up to the wedding, no request was too big or small. Joanne was aware and very understanding that I had final exams coming up and timed any meetings/phone calls perfectly according to my schedule. Joanne is a jack of all trades. She was cleaning car oil (I picked up on the beach) off my wedding dress when I returned to the hotel! Caroline was very helpful and accommodated any request I had, and always came back with a number of options.
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Such a pleasure looking after your wedding party from the moment they checked in until their check out after your after party! Cannot wait to have you back to the hotel!
Karen Murphy
Added 27th May 2019
Wedding 15th Mar 2019
We had our wedding here on the 15th March. The hotel staff went above and beyond. The food was top class and were still getting people talking about it. The hotel itself was second to none, the atmosphere was electric and we couldn't find fault with it. We would defintely recommend the Westport Woods Hotel
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Karen & Alan, we loved looking after you and your wedding party, thank you so much for your kind words. Delighted your guests are still talking about our food as it's such an important part of your wedding! Warm Regards, Caroline, Seamus & Joanne
Annette & Shane
Added 6th Dec 2018
Wedding 27th Oct 2018
Joanne & Seamus were very friendly & helpful & responded promptly to every question/query we had on the lead up to our big day! Food was excellent. Beautiful function room.. A must see if planning on having a rustic woodland wedding or outdoor ceremony/buffet.
Deborah Mc Hugh
Added 6th Dec 2018
Wedding 11th Oct 2018
The staff in the Westport Woods were a pleasure to deal with all the way through the process of planning and organising. They always replied to queries in good time and made us feel welcome and relaxed at every meeting. Meeting times were very flexible, at all times there was one of the coordinating team on hand to answer any questions we had. On the day they really were a delight, taking all the pressure off us so we could enjoy our day and time with our guests. We had to change schedule of speeches on the day as we ran late arriving at the venue but this was no hassle to Seamus and the staff. The venue itself is relaxed and beautiful, the grounds were gorgeous for our photos and even the indoor space where we took our family pictures was a lovely backdrop. The food was delicious - portion sizes were generous, arrived at the tables hot and all guests were offered extras of everything. Room rates for the guests were very good also. I would highly recommend the hotel and the staff.
Saoirse & Darach Lennon
Added 21st Dec 2018
Wedding 8th Sep 2018
The wedding team at The Westport Woods were absolutely fantastic to deal with. From start to finish, they were flawless to deal with. On the day itself, everything went so smoothly. And I have to say that Seamus, Caroline, and Joanne really made us both feel calm and confident on the day. We opted for a BBQ wedding and although the weather wasn't on our side on the day, it really didn't matter. Our guests and us were simply thrilled with the food, the service, and the overall feel of the wedding reception room. Seamus was especially helpful with setting this up on the morning of — so many thanks for that! Thanks again to the wedding team at The Westport Woods! We would highly recommend!
Linda Moran
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 31st Aug 2018
Westport Woods was amazing. We dealt Seamus and nothing was too much. He was fantastic and so easy to deal with. On the day anything we requested was done 100%. From the minute we met with him nothing was too much to ask for. The hotel was gorgeous and the food was absolutely out of this world. Would definitely recommend this venue to future couples.
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you so much Linda for such a lovely note, it was such a pleasure looking after you and your guests. We are looking forward to seeing you back in the hotel. Warm Regards, Joanne, Seamus & Caroline
Karen & Liam
Added 5th Mar 2019
Wedding 4th Aug 2018
We are 7 month into married life now, and We were looking back on our amazing Wedding day! We had such a great day, it's true what they say, it really was one of the best days of our lives! It definitely was down to a lot of planning, however, this was made so much easier with experienced Wedding Coordinators at The Westport Wood Hotel. We chose the Hotel for its great location close to Westport, outside of the town with good parking & accommodation facilities. We also feel in love with the ballroom it was chic & modern (with recent renovation works in Ballroom) also having its own bar it meant all our guests would remain in the same area. Joanne, Seamus & Caroline were fantastic in all aspects of planning out our day, any queries I had they would have an answer to help with my questions almost straight away, even for those silly questions. They were flexible with table planning which I felt would be the hardest part, they made it a breeze. So having said all of that I would highly recommend The Westport Wood Hotel for anyone considering a Wedding in Westport. Lovely Staff, Great Location, Amazing food, Beautiful Ballroom!!! Thank You Joanne , Seamus & Caroline for the great memories! xx
Wedding couple
Added 23rd Dec 2018
Wedding 20th Jul 2018
From the moment we stepped into the woods hotel nothing was a problem. Seamus & Joanne are always there to answer any questions you may have in person , phone or emails. Both had always lots of time to chat and give ideas. Seamus has a great eye for detail. There’s no problem viewing wedding set up for ideas. Function room is fabulous and the gardens are stunning. There are lots of props both inside & outside for gorgeous photographs. Playground in the garden to keep the little ones occupied. Food was just first class & nobody had to wait for anything staff were on top of everything. Great portions & everyone was offered seconds. Guests are still talking about how good everything was. Seamus was on hand all day long right up until the late bites. Fabulous Hotel , Fabulous Location. Highly Recommend
Nicola
Added 6th Dec 2018
Wedding 22nd Jun 2018
We had the most amazing wedding at the Westport Woods Hotel on the 22nd June 2018. It was a beautiful day and we had the option to have the ceremony outside. It was stunning! The drinks reception after the ceremony went down a treat and the outside area looked amazing. The dinner was gorgeous and there was plenty of food the staff even came around and offered extra food. My husband and I have 3 children aged 2 to 7 and it really is a perfect venue for a wedding with children. Plenty of space outside and a play area and Seamus put down a load of bean bags on the grass and the kids had a ball. It was an amazing day and every single thing that the team at the Westport Woods did was flawless!!
Craig Naughton
Added 31st Aug 2019
Wedding 8th Jun 2018
Seamus and caroline were the best, form our first meeting to all the little extras we wanted the were so helpful could not recommend the Westport woods hotel enough. Thanks, Craig & Kristina
Michelle Malone
Added 16th Sep 2018
Wedding 1st Jun 2018
If I could give more stars I would. This hotel is a must for your wedding. We got married here on the 1st of June and I am still getting compliments from our guests about how amazing this hotel was. The service, the food, the decor, the location, everything about this hotel is fantastic. Our wedding co-ordinator Seamus is AMAZING and deserves huge credit for all the help, advice and bit of banter we had throughout the whole process of planning our wedding as does Caroline & Joanne for their warm hospitality, professionalism and how well they looked after us. There was nothing too big that could not be arranged & I must compliment ALL the staff from the bar to the waiters to everyone working at our wedding, you really were exceptional. Getting married is a big deal and choosing a venue can be really tough but I am honestly so thankful that we made the decision to get married here. Fabulous hotel ran by even nicer people who just know what they are doing and do it exceptionally well. Thanks so much for everything from Michelle & Liam.
That's So Shelly Fitness
Added 6th Jul 2018
Wedding 1st Jun 2018
If I could give more stars I would. This hotel is a must for your wedding. We got married here on the 1st of June and I am still getting compliments from our guests about how amazing this hotel was. The service, the food, the decor, the location, everything about this hotel is fantastic. Our wedding co-ordinator Seamus is AMAZING and deserves huge credit for all the help, advice and bit of banter we had throughout the whole process of planning our wedding as does Caroline & Joanne for their warm hospitality, professionalism and how well they looked after us. There was nothing to big that could not be arranged & I must compliment ALL the staff from the bar to the waiters to everyone working at our wedding, you really were exceptional. Getting married is a big deal and choosing a venue can be really tough but I am honestly so thankful that we made the decision to get married here. Fabulous hotel ran by even nicer people who just know what they are doing and do it exceptionally well. Thanks so much for everything from Michelle & Liam.
Response from Westport Woods Hotel
Thank you so much for your review Michelle & Liam, it was such a pleasure to look after you on your wedding day and we are truly humbled by your kind words. All of us here at Westport Woods Hotel & Spa wish you the best for your married life together and we hope to see you back soon in the hotel. Warm Regards Joanne, Seamus & Caroline
Eamon & Sheila
Added 18th Jun 2018
Wedding 31st May 2018
We originally had our wedding booked for July 2019. Early this year we got news that changed every thing. I contacted Joanne in The Westport Woods Hotel in January and she could not be more supportive and Accomadating to our requests and wishes. We were constantly in touch with each other which made things so much easier on us. Seamus was just a god send nothing was ever a problem no job to big or small he always gave 100%. The day of our wedding went so smoothly thanks to all the staff and there hard work. All of our guests praised the staff and management of the hotel so much they thought the service they received at our wedding was unbelievable from the beautiful food to the decor. We would love to do it all over again. A huge thank you to Seamus, Joanne and staff for making our day so special xx
Kate Hardy and Jason Hurst
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 26th May 2018
First of all apologies for how long it has taken for us to get around to writing this review, the months after the wedding go just as fast as they do leading up to it! We can't thank all the staff at Westport Woods Hotel enough for the fabulous service they provided for our wedding. Special thanks to Seamus, Caroline and Joanne who worked so hard to help us have the most amazing time for our day. The support and help they provided was second to none. They were quick at responding to our emails and always on hand to offer advice and giving us a little nudge in the right direction if we needed it. They were all so professional and friendly and made us feel at ease from the moment we went to view Westport Woods as a venue option. My mum commented on the day that she noticed how attentive Seamus was and that he was never far from Jason and myself at all on the big day and was always making sure we were well looked after. He was so accommodating with our little 18 month old boy too and making sure there was plenty of icecream to hand! Your wedding day goes by in such a blur that it was so reassuring to have such professional, caring, friendly staff taking care of things for you so you could just enjoy your day and not sweat the small things (as these are always taken care of, even before you can think of them sometimes!). We were so so lucky that the weather played nice and we were able to have our ceremony outside in the grounds of the hotel as well which just made the day. The outside fire pits and bean bags were a great hit with all the guests. We had quite a few kids at our wedding and the setting was perfect for them and the parents as the kids could run around the grounds and use the playground while the parents could look on from the bar area. It was also fantastic to have have the Kids Club take the kids out for games whilst the speeches were on. The food was lovely, the venue is beautiful and the service was brilliant. We could not of asked for anything more. Thank you so so much for helping us have the most amazing day!
Marie & Damien
Added 28th Jan 2019
Wedding 19th May 2018
The wedding team at the Westport Woods were fantastic to deal with. From the very start Seamus and Caroline were fantastic. They could not do enough for us - from answering any small queries, responding to our emails so fast and being available to meet us in person when we came to Mayo. We really felt in capable hands and you can tell that wedding co-ordination comes as second nature to them. Caroline had no problems at all the evening before the wedding in us handing over some props we wanted to use and setting them up in for room for us. They took away all the stresses. On the day itself, they had no issues when we decided to change around the format of the speeches and just went with it. The room looked fantastic and the food was great. Everyone commented on how they did not have to wait a long time between courses and on the quality of the food. I should also mention here we had asked at our menu tasting evening if they could accommodate a specific starter and they did this without any hassle. Nothing was too much trouble and I could not recommend the Westport Woods highly enough for your wedding!
Aisling
Added 12th Dec 2018
Wedding 18th May 2018
i would highly recommend Westport woods hotel to future couples planning a wedding. The team were great always replied to emails and calls straight away and had lots of great advice! The day itself was perfect and all our guests commented on the hotel and the lovely grounds :)
Mr & Mrs Regan
Added 6th Dec 2018
Wedding 27th Apr 2018
We would recommend this hotel to any couples planning their big day. The staff were amazing. We cannot praise them enough. They were very helpful, friendly and professional. They were great while we were in the process of planning right through to our big day. We had a stunning day. It couldn't have gone any better. Even our guests praised the hotel and staff and said it was simply a brilliant wedding!
Kelley and Thomas Clarke
Added 15th Apr 2018
Wedding 7th Apr 2018
From the moment we went to look at Westport woods hotel we fell in love!! Seamus and Joanne are just wonderful to work with and made everything feel so easy and relaxed!! The day itself I can’t thank seamus and Joanne enough from the stunning function room to the delicious food and every little detail in between seamus and Joanne got everything just perfect. All our guests had a wonderful day. I can’t recommend you both enough!! Thank you. Kelley and Thomas Clarke
Matthew & Yvonne
Added 4th May 2018
Wedding 6th Apr 2018
Séamus and Caroline were brilliant in helping us organise our wedding and looking after us and our guests on our wedding day. Food served at our wedding was of a high standard and all our guests spoke highly of the food. All staff were polite friendly and helpful to all our guests at our wedding from check in to serving tables. Kids clubs to keep kids entertained during speeches was a big plus. The only slight hiccup was the shortage of bar staff after dinner in the function room bar but that was quickly sorted out by Séamus.
Richard & Amy Duffy
Added 6th Jan 2019
Wedding 24th Mar 2018
We cannot say enough great things about Joanne, Seamus and the entire staff at the Westport Woods Hotel! Having to plan our wedding from Toronto, Canada was stress inducing to say the least, but from the very first email Joanne put us at ease and we 100% knew our wedding reception was safe in their hands. We always received quick responses, even given the time difference, and Seamus was always willing to jump on a call with us (numerous times!)... and ALWAYS came with amazing suggestions and was very flexible with any requests we had. The reception itself was a dream - great food (a number of guests commented on how incredible the food was), great atmosphere and great staff overall. A huge thank you to Joanne, Seamus and Westport Woods for making our wedding reception everything we had hoped for!
Michelle & Darren
Added 6th Dec 2018
Wedding 24th Feb 2018
Everything about our wedding was beyond perfect! We had so many compliments about the food and service on the night. There was nothing we asked for that they did not make happen and we were able to personalise every part of our reception.
Greg & Annette Ward, Ballinasloe and Westport
Added 5th Oct 2013
If you're looking for a wedding venue in Westport, look no further. When Annette and I got engaged in July 2012, we started looking at potential venues shortly afterwards. She’s from Westport so the reception was always going to be there. We looked at all the hotels, you know the ones, that get a lot of weddings. We had liked another hotel and were mulling it over. Confession time: The Westport Woods Hotel was the last on our list to see. And we were going in there to discount it; just to say we’d seen them all. Then we walked in the door and met Joanne, the owner, and in the first minute all our thoughts about “discounting” this lovely hotel were gone. We were bowled over by the warm, friendly and professional meeting we had with Joanne that day. The layout of the hotel is perfect for a wedding. There is a large open foyer, with lovely deep couches and lots of glass to look out onto the gardens. The bar is spacious with lots of bar space and seating space. The upstairs dining room is stunning – this is used for wedding photos if the weather is bad or for civil ceremonies. The highlight of the room is a huge bay window overlooking the gardens and trees. It’s spectacular. Thankfully our day was lovely so our photos were outside, but it was nice to have this back-up In our first meeting with Joanne, she put us so much at ease with her knowledge, easy-going manner and the complete absence of the ‘hard sell’ that is the trademark of so many places. One thing she said, which stuck in my mind ever since was; “One of the things we’ll guarantee you here is good food. And plenty of it.” We also saw the wedding function room that day. It’s really well proportioned. Again, with a lovely bay window and lots of glass, giving great views. At that first meeting, we were really impressed with the flexibility of the hotel to requests and ideas that we might have. We walked out the door and weren’t even at the car when we decided that we wanted the Westport Woods as our wedding venue. As we planned our big day, Joanne was always at the end of the phone if we wanted to check things, change things or look for some tips or advice. She had some great advice. After all, she sees a lot of weddings. We were only planning one. It was great to have someone on hand with the experience to help us out. Fast forward then to February 2013, our menu tasting. The food we tasted was fabulous. Wines were gorgeous – and reasonably priced. We had one or two suggestions for things that we’d like to change slightly on the menu. That wasn’t a problem and Joanne even suggested that we come in again to taste the dishes with the changes that we had suggested. Nothing was ever too much trouble. We met her again the week before the big day and went through the final details. When we sent out our invitations, one of the responses that came back for dietary requirements jokingly asked for “Schwepps ginger ale for brandy”. We told this to Joanne and ta-dah, Schwepps ginger ale duely arrived. On the day itself, the hotel looked fabulous. Flowers adorned the foyer and church candles lit the way down the staircase to the function room. We didn’t have a receiving line at the church after the ceremony. Because of this, our guests arrived back to the hotel early. That wasn’t a problem for the hotel. The canapés and champagne reception was brought forward by about 45 minutes from the typical time. We bought our own bits and pieces for a sweet table. That was all set out really nicely. Annette and I are the last in both our families to get married. So we got framed photos from the weddings of all our brothers and sisters and asked Joanne to lay them out on a table on the way into the function room. We brought all this stuff to the hotel in cardboard boxes and they looked after everything else. There was such peace of mind with them. The function room was set out beautifully with a mixture of long rectangular tables and round ones that perfectly accommodated our 140 guests. The centrepieces complimented the bridesmaids dresses and really set the room off. Then there was the food. It was fantastic. There were rave reviews about everything. Joanne was on hand at all times and I don’t think I’ve ever seen efficiency like it. From start to finish for each course, the whole room was served in less than 5 minutes. I liked that all the main courses came out on plates, ready to go, rather than the plates coming out first and everything being served from serving platters or dishes. Similarly with the vegetables. Little dish for everyone, instead of huge serving dishes doing the rounds. Joanne and the hotel exceeded our expectations on this. I’ve never had nicer roast beef and there was lots of it, just as Joanne promised. Our other choice was hake and that got rave reviews too. No matter how carefully you choose your menu, there may be people who don’t fancy either of the starters, for example. Joanne said way in advance that would not be a problem and that they’d be able to prepare pretty much anything if a few people had less extravagant tastes than ours. Again, real peace of mind. We saw a great example of attention to detail from Joanne during the meal. My aunt, who has a very small appetite, didn’t choose a starter. Joanne asked her if there was something else she might like. “No, thank you” said my aunt “to be honest I probably won’t finish the main course.” Joanne asked her if she’d like them to change the size of the main course to suit my aunt’s appetite. “That would be great” my aunt replied. She was delighted with this attention to detail, as were we. The evening food was lovely too and more plentiful than I’ve seen in other hotels. Any remaining food from the evening was kept in the fridge and left up to the residents' bar later on. That was really appreciated by all. Two days after the wedding, everything we had brought in to the hotel repacked carefully by the hotel staff. Checking out was a breeze and we were really sorry to be leaving. We both really hope to go to another wedding here as soon as possible. Special mentions on the day for JP and Tony who were fantastic. Poor Tony looked after Annette's ice water needs as she hardly left the dancefloor all night. What the Westport Woods hotel gave us was a friendly, welcoming & professional venue for our wedding, with endless flexibility. There were many things included in the standard package that you wouldn’t get in most other hotels. If you’re thinking about having your wedding in Westport, I can’t recommend this hotel highly enough. You will have a stress-free planning experience, gorgeous photos, full tummies, very happy guests and a smiling newly married couple.
Sophie and Dwayne Flynn. Castlebar, Co. Image
Added 30th Aug 2013
We booked our wedding with Joanne @ Westport woods in January 2011 after visiting the hotel only once. We were overwhelmed with the warm welcome, genuine, professional and friendly service from the staff, especially Joanne (owner and wedding co-ordinater). Throughout our 2 and half year long engagement Joanne was in touch with us and if we needed to enquire about anything our calls and emails were always answered promptly. Leading upto the weeks before the wedding not enough could be done for us to ensure our special day would be perfect. We were allowed to drop off wine, pay off money and leave our cases in the rooms days before hand in order to ensure less running around. Every bride Is nervous about what the function room will look like once all the final bits are put together but I had no worries that with my ideas combined with Joanne's and changes made with professional experience that if would look fabulous. When we arrived at the hotel on our wedding day we were treated like royalty. Red carpet, champagne reception and plenty of floral displays made up by the gifted in house florist. Our guests were taken care of and nobody went without a glass of something or other!!! Our wedding dinner was amazing. All our guests said it was one of the nicest wedding meals they had had. Our main course was turkey or cod however a couple guests asked for beef and they got beef. The wine flowed and nobody went thirsty. After the meal before the speeches the kiddies club opened and all kids were looked after by professional In house kids club staff. We had baskets in both male and female bathrooms. Our party didn't end until half6am and nobody asked us to leave the residents bar. The next morning we had champagne breakfast in bed and all our cards and gifts were brought up to our room with receipts. I honestly cannot fault this hotel. Everything about it was wonderful and has amazing grounds. Our guests said it was one of the best weddings they were ever at and I believe the hotel is partly due to this reaction. Do not hesitate to book ur wedding or weekend away with Westport woods....100% recommend it.
Gemma & Gerard
Added 11th Jul 2013
We recently held our wedding reception in Westport Woods Hotel. From the minute we stepped through the door we were welcomed very warmly by Joanne McEniff the owner who made it quite clear that nothing was too much trouble. As we have small children it was a relief being able to drop and store overnight bags prior to the day and to have the hotel organise a babysitter who watched the children overnight at a very reasonable rate. In fact we had a lot of children at our wedding and the playground at the rear of the hotel proved very popular with them. The food was piping hot and delicious,all of our guests were commenting that it was a lovely meal and there was even second helpings. Again Joanne,Katie and the waiting staff were exceptional,it really is the small details that count and there really is the personal touch here. Our guests especially the female ones were very impressed with the complimentary slippers and the contents of the baskets in the toilets! The barman for the evening was pleasant,again no one was made feel rushed to leave. The bridal suite was spacious and again great baskets in the bathroom :) The hotel itself was clean and welcoming, the flowers throughout matched our wedding flowers which I thought was a lovely touch as they then matched our cake. I would recommend this hotel as a wedding venue, the grounds are beautiful unlike other more popular wedding hotels located in the town you aren't coming in from a main road and losing half your guests to the local down the road,the facilities are excellent including a kids club (great idea!) and the level of service we and our guests received was top class.
Niall & Marie Lennon
Added 4th Oct 2012
We could not have been happier with our wedding reception at the Westport Woods. Every little detail was taken care of by the wonderful staff at the hotel. We had a winter wedding in a little church outside of Westport and then took most of our family wedding photos inside the hotel. The table settings were really nice, the room looked great and there was plenty of room for our ~100 guests to dine and dance. One of the best things was the food. All of our guests commented on how fantastic the food was at the wedding. Everybody was also delighted with the pre-dinner finger foods and the late night snacks. We had a late night trad band come and play in the hotel bar which was also one of the special events we will always remember. Westport is a lovely part of the country. We have some great photos from the area as well as memories of climbing Croagh Patrick the morning after the wedding! We were also so lucky to pick Westport Woods as it was a great location for our guests from overseas to come to for a few days before and after the wedding. We planned our wedding from overseas so having the staff in Westport help us with every aspect from recommending flower shops to bands was really a big deal. We put our trust in the staff’s choices and we were not disappointed in any way. We were really happy with the relaxed atmosphere in the hotel and our relations with kids really appreciated the Kids Club which allowed them some free time during their stay.
Carmel & David
Added 27th Jun 2012
We recently got married and had our wedding reception in the Westport Woods Hotel. As we're local, we knew the high standard of hotels the Westport area has to offer. Having previously attended a function in the hotel we were impressed by the standard of catering and service. But from the minute we stepped thru the doors of the Woods, we knew it was the place for us! We were met by very friendly reception staff, and Joanne, the manager, who was on her day off - it being her birthday. Still, she took time to walk us through the details of our wedding package, the reception room, showing us beautiful areas for photos down overlooking Westport House and the grounds of the hotel. On the day itself, the staff could not have been nicer. The efficient and friendly professionalism wowed all our guests (from UK, US, Oz, France, Clare, Meath and Mayo!), with many commenting to both us and the staff on what an enjoyable meal, stay and experience they had. Even though our wedding happened to co-inside with the extremely busy weekend which was the inaugural Westport Music Festival, we feel that the service we received from this hotel was exceptional. So many extra touches from slippers and baskets of essentials in the ladies toilets were remarked on. Unfortunately my Mother-in-law was just recovering from a bout of pneumonia prior to the wedding, but she was treated with such care and attention by all. To the extent that Mary, one of the accommodation staff, brought her extra blankets, pillows and even a plug-in heater to ensure she was comfortable for the duration of her weekend stay. We cannot praise the welcome and care we received at the Westport Woods highly enough. Joanne, Irene and staff did a wonderful job and we would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to have their wedding / function or just stay here.
PAUL & CHRISSIE
Added 29th May 2012
We were married here in May, and could not have asked for a better wedding. Everything was so easy for us, Irene and Joanne really made us feel that nothing was an ask too far! From our beautiful photos on the lake at the rear to the music and dancing in the function hall, everything was catered for. On the hotel rooms, the honeymoon suite is beautiful and both our families stayed in the hotel for a week and ate in the restaurant every evening. They all commented on how good a service they received from all the staff at the hotel. We really can’t say enough about our experience and will be back again!
Evangeline & Billy
Added 18th Feb 2012
We would just like to say a big "Thank You" to Joanne and all the staff at Westport Woods Hotel for all the help they gave us for our big day. The function room was fabulous - it turned out so well and everyone had a ball. The food was spectacular and the service was excellent. Alot of our guests pointed out that Joanne herself and the excellent staff came around a few times during the meal to ensure everything was perfect for them. Second helpings were given to everyone also. From the moment we booked our Westport Woods as the venue for our wedding with Joanne, we had her mobile number and email address and it was never a problem to contact her at any stage. The menu tasting was very good and helped us make our decisions on the courses for wedding meal and our parents were invited along also where we were treated very well. Nothing was a problem and we were absolutely thrilled with the hotel on the day of our wedding. Everyone said it was so relaxed and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the hotel to any couple tying the knot!!! You won't be disappointed with the treatment you receive from Westport Woods Hotel.
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