Bubbly Brunch – Wedding Event For The Things You Don’t Think Of Sunday 26th April

The team at The Ardilaun Hotel are busy preparing for a second fun-filled ‘Bubbly Brunch’ on Sunday 26th April from 11.30am to 2.30pm. This invite-only exclusive event with MC John Brennan of RTE’s At Your Service gives bridal parties to-be an excuse to brunch together while enjoying The Ardilaun’s famous hospitality, bubbly toasts and delicious food. The theme of the event this year is “For The Things You Don’t Think Of”, and is hosted by Maureen Walsh Ardilaun’s wedding planner with an afternoon of talks and presentations by leading wedding experts with light bites and canapé tasting from Executive Head Chef David O’Donnell.

Each speaker will give you insider tips on remembering the small things that make a big difference, from beauty right through to speech making. Mandy Maher from Catwalk Model Agency will give tips on etiquette – both for the ladies and men, Jette Virdi, leading lifestyle and food stylist will talk to you about things to remember when styling your wedding. Ger Colleran of Great Speech will advise on speeches that will be memorable, in a good way! Belladonna Bridal will showcase the latest in wedding gowns and hair creations by Quiff Hair studio on the day, Fahy Travel will give you insider tips for honeymoon destinations.

Dani Guder of The Art of Blooming will demonstrate some floral creations and will talk about the latest trends in bridal bouquets. Emma Killian of Bentley Productions will advise on tailoring your entertainment requirements so that your special day is nothing short of sensational.

Among the exciting line-up will be Ardilaun’s very own Aoife Duffy salon manager giving her tips on skincare preparation ahead of the big day. Declan Burke, Leisure Club Manager of The Ardilaun leisure Club will have couples in tip top shape for their special day. Kay Mulcaire of Isobel Boutique will have fashion advice for the Mother of the Bride and Martin Feeney will have formal wear trends at hand for the grooms to be, so it’s an event for everyone.

Anya of Wedding Cars Ireland will advise on transportation for your Wedding.

Other wedding suppliers that couples can meet on the day will be The Cake Studio, Andrew Davey videographer and Wonderfulife productions.

Maureen Walsh, an integral part of the Ardilaun’s management team meets with couples from the initial enquiry right through to the wedding planning and on the day itself.

‘We know and understand the excitement couples experience in planning their big day, we’ve seen the nerves and wobbles and we are here to support them every step of the way. We look after their guests like they are our own and we love sharing in their special moment,’ commented Maureen Walsh, ‘they can be confident that The Ardilaun team with over 50 years of experience, will continue for many decades to come and we’ll be here to celebrate their future anniversaries too.’

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The Bubbly Brunch promises to be a sparkling fun event not to be missed if you, your family or friends are preparing for a big day. While admission is free of charge, booking in advance is necessary. So get yourself and your bridal party on the guest list by simply contacting Maureen on: 091 519735 or email weddings@theardilaunhotel.ie for registration details

A full line up speakers on the day can be found here.

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Date for Diary: Sunday 4th November, 2 – 6pm Fashion, Frolics & Fun at The Ardilaun Hotel Wedding Fair

It is that time of year again when The Ardilaun Hotel are busy preparing for another busy Annual Wedding Fair which promises to be bigger and better than ever, where all bride and grooms-to-be and their families can come along free of charge on Sunday 4th November from 2pm to 6pm to see Galway’s favourite Wedding venue for themselves. The Ardilaun offers an oasis of calm in private, secluded surroundings for your Special Day, with new wedding proposal packages for everyone.

The Wedding Fair has become hugely popular over the past few years, so the message is to come early. Enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine on arrival, Cascading Chocolate Fountain, live entertainment on the day by the Guinness Jazz Band. The beautiful ballroom of The Ardilaun will be packed with a host of wedding necessities and trimmings, with full list of exhibitors coming soon on our website.

An exclusive fashion show is one of the highlights during the fair with Catwalk Models featuring the latest fashion trends for brides, grooms, the wedding party and mother of the bride. All attendees at the Wedding Fair will be entered in a free draw for a whole host of super prizes sponsored by the exhibitors and the top prize will be a Luxury Break for two with Select Hotels of Ireland. Admission is free, so come along and enjoy the day. For further information on the wedding fair, Moposa software, new proposals and wedding brochure contact Orla on: 091 519703 for further details.

New Year Wedding Sale to celebrate 50th Anniversary

Ardilaun Hotel announces details of New Year Wedding Sale to celebrate 50th Anniversary

The Ardilaun Hotel, situated in leafy Taylor’s Hill, with superb gardens is one of Galway’s well-loved, long-established family run and favourite wedding venues and has a reputation for its luxurious comfort in an intimate setting, gracious style and fine food. The Ardilaun Hotel offers their Pearl Proposal at just €50 per person for an all inclusive wedding package.

New Year Wedding Sale

The Ardilaun proudly celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year and to mark this momentous occasion have just announced details of their

New Year Sale for new weddings booked between 01 January to 14February 2013. This exclusive promotion offers 50% discount off 50 guests on our fully inclusive packages with minimum numbers of 130 guests sitting for wedding reception. Call Ann-Marie or Orla today to discuss this offer further on 091 519794/519703.

Awards are a reality of how well Brides and Grooms are looked after in The Ardilaun on their Wedding Day and this is captured in our most recent awards of “Best Hotel Wedding Venue in Connacht” at the Weddings Online Awards, followed by our “AA Award for Courtesy and Care”. Our awards are a true testament to the hotel and how they continuously strive to serve all of their guests to the highest standards with great care and attention to detail. The Ardilaun has hosted over 3,000 weddings since 1962 and is still going strong, with its policy of just one wedding per day.

Few Hotels can boast this achievement of their 50th Anniversary and The Ardilaun new Wedding Brochure portrays this in an elegant light. In spite of tough economic times, The Ardilaun can boast a confidence and trust in their reputation for hosting weddings for a long time to come. The brochure gives a true picture of the luxury that surrounds The Ardilaun with its Stunning Ball Room, Landscaped Gardens, Excellent Food and Service, Generations of Wedding Memories, and over all elegance that entices Brides and Grooms to our unique venue on Taylors Hill.

Pearl, Emerald & Ruby Proposals

The Pearl, Emerald and Ruby Packages are becoming increasingly popular as they are offering an all-in price from just €50 per guest for the Pearl Proposal, €55 per guest for the Emerald Proposal and €60 for the Ruby Proposal which includes drinks reception on arrival, 5 course choice menu, wine with your meal and for your toast, evening reception, chair covers and all of the other extras that come along with booking your wedding reception at The Ardilaun. Full details now available upon request or online.

Free Jazz Reception for your Special Day

The Ardilaun Hotel are delighted that the Guinness Jazz Trio Band will be playing exclusively for all Wedding Couples for 2012 and 2013 when they choose the Emerald or Ruby Proposal packages for their wedding reception at the hotel. This popular established Galway band has been playing for over 20 years under the guidance of Freddy Byrne and has played for many Guinness Promotions and Galway Races over the years. Freddy and his band provide easy listening music and create a lively atmosphere from the start in our spacious foyer for the weddings pre dinner drinks reception on arrival to The Ardilaun.


Valued at €1,000 but it is with The Ardilaun’s compliments. We are the only hotel in Galway City now to offer this new and exciting software package to all our Brides & Grooms. Featured recently on TV3 AM and the Matt Cooper Show, it is an online wedding service which gives you the tools to make your wedding experience more enjoyable. Moposa helps you share more of the experience with your friends and family, simplify the wedding planning process and save time and money along the way. Moposa wedding applications are fully customised to The Ardilaun Hotel and are simple to use for those with even limited internet experience.

Avalon Beauty Salon

When couples confirm their wedding at The Ardilaun, Avalon offer a Free Skin Analysis Consultation along with Express Botanical Facial for both the Bride and Groom in the calm surroundings of the Avalon.

Midweek & Winter Weddings

The Ardilaun are offering additional special gifts for both Midweek and Winter Wedding Packages with special dates and flexibility for Christmas and the Winter months which result in excess of €2,800 savings based on a wedding for 200 guests. Full details for all packages are available on: www.theardilaunhotel.ie

Civil Ceremonies & Religious Blessings

Keep it simple – arrive at The Ardilaun as two people and leave us as a newly married couple. The Ardilaun is an approved venue for civil ceremonies and offers elegant private rooms which create an intimate setting for your ceremony or blessing. The Garden Lounge which was the original part of the old house has the charm and atmosphere for a small intimate civil ceremony. With 50 years of experience in the hands of the Ryan family, The Ardilaun is a premier wedding venue in the West of Ireland with couples from near and far, national and international, choosing it as the venue for their most important day.

For further information on Ardilaun proposals and wedding brochure contact Orla or Ann-Marie at The Ardilaun Hotel – Tel: 091 519703/519794 for your wedding showaround or visit the wedding section of our website.