Civil Ceremonies

Keep it simple – arrive to The Ardilaun as two individuals and leave us as a newly married couple.

The Ardilaun Hotel is one of Galway’s well-loved, long-established family run hotel and favourite wedding venues. Situated amid beautifully landscaped award winning gardens in the sophisticated setting of leafy Taylor’s Hill.

Our hotel is also one of the top civil ceremony venues Galway has to offer, and is fully approved for civil partnerships. Rooms are suitable for either an intimate family ceremony, or one including a large circle of friends. We can also cater for the reception afterwards – all under the one roof. Any of our dedicated wedding packages can be customised to include a civil ceremony.

The romantic setting of the four star Ardilaun Hotel makes it one of the most popular wedding venues in the west of Ireland, specifically catering for civil ceremonies and gay marriages, as it has a license for same, with outdoor areas also. Contact our dedicated wedding planner Maureen on 091 519735, or enquire here today.

The Ardilaun Hotel work with many local wedding suppliers and experts in their own field to help make memories for couples. Once such supplier is  professional wedding venue stylist Claire Kilcarr of “I Do Candle Lighting” based in Loughrea, Co. Galway, overall national winner of the Weddings Online 2017 award for Venue décor and wedding stylist for styling the civil ceremony room on your special day.

Established in 2013, Claire Kilcarr creative designer of “I Do Candle Lighting” brings an elegant and stylish alternative to flower arrangements especially for onsite civil ceremonies and specialises in candles and fairy lights. Claire believes “the combination of romance and the flicker of candlelight is the perfect décor to create that extra special ambience for any type of wedding ceremony as the unity of marriage is confirmed with the lighting of a candle”.

“I Do Candle Lighting” offers professional, expert wedding venue styling with many of their items on or

 “I Do Candle Lighting” recently transformed the Glenarde Suite at The Ardilaun Hotel with their clever use of tall aisle lanterns, fairy light blossom trees, floral fairylight lollipops and ivory aisle carpet for a civil ceremony set up. All details available on





“I Do Candle Lighting” all set for the bride and groom in the Glenarde Suite at The Ardilaun Hotel for a hotel civil ceremony, Galway, set up with floral fairy light arch, wedding candles and floral arrangement and floral fairylight lollipops. All details available on

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