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Wedding Testimonials

Rather than us telling you all the reasons why you should choose The Ardilaun to celebrate your special day...

Here are couples just like you, that have told us about their wedding experiences with us. 


Lisa & Keith - July 2021

We got married in The Ardilaun Hotel on July 16th this year. From start to finish, we had the most amazing day. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate any request we made, however big or small. Planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic was stressful at times but Conor Flynn advised and reassured us at every turn. From day one we knew we were in great hands and our wedding day was made perfect by Conor and his team in the Ardilaun. The beautiful Ardilaun grounds were the perfect setting for our drinks reception and provided a stunning backdrop for the majority of our photos. Having such a great facility on-site at our wedding venue allowed us to spend more time with our guests on the day and make the most of the afternoon with them. Our guests could not have praised the meal or service more highly. We also returned the following afternoon for a barbecue on the terrace. This was meticulously planned and,once again, the food was complimented highly by everyone in attendance. From the start of the weekend to the end we didn't have to think of one single thing. The Ardilaun staff were briefed on all of our requests in advance and everything was done efficiently and discreetly, down to our wedding table plan,wedding favours and the decoration of our reception room. We couldn't have asked for a better day and we couldn't recommend the Ardilaun more highly to anyone planning a wedding.

Emer & Martin - November 2020

We had our Wedding reception at The Ardilaun Hotel and it was exquisite. From the amazing help in the run up to the Wedding from Maria to the actual day and day after. Warm lovely ambiance, magnificent Christmas decor, scrumptious appetizers, elegant wines, friendly warm extremely helpful staff, delicious & generous 5 course meal, yummy cocktails. It was pure heaven. As with the Covid and new restrictions where no band was allowed, The Ardilaun came up with a helpful and lovely way of having music by Spotify which was amazing. The room was so magnificently laid out that you could never guess there was was only 25 guests, they made it so warm and elegant. They have an amazing Fairy Garden and magical grounds which was fantastic for photographs. Great lighting too. I honestly am so delighted we had our Wedding Reception here. I cannot wait to return for lunch/dinner or some occasion very soon. The Ardilaun is the best hotel in Galway, Connaught and you will not be disappointed

Michael & Ciara - October 2020

Every aspect and detail of our wedding and stay was handled with the upmost professionalism and created a very calming and welcoming environment for us and our guests. The lead up to our wedding, like most at this time had been very difficult and we had to change a lot of suppliers and make alterations to our guest numbers on short notice. The staff and management of The Ardilaun stepped up and provided us with an amazing wedding reception, a day that felt like a proper wedding and one that we will remember forever. We had the pleasure of having Maria guiding us through the planning and lead up to the big day and she had every corner covered. She was such a great help and went out of her way to ensure that we got the day we wanted!! Her manner and calmness meant a lot to us from the very first phone call. In the lead up and on the day we had help from Conor one of the hotel managers, who provided advice on how we could get the most from our big day and ensured that everything rolled smoothly. Conor was a gentleman to deal with and gave us a few good laughs at the same time too which helped settle any nerves we may been feeling. The food on the day was amazing and i have to also compliment the chef on creating a delicious menu on what was short notice. We also pass on the compliments of our guests, it has been lovely for us hearing how people enjoyed their food on the day. I cannot compliment the staff and management at the Ardilaun enough, our guests fully enjoyed the day and have let us know on numerous occasions since how impressed they were with the hotel. From the friendly staff to the sense of safety through the procedures in place for Covid 19 everything combined for an amazing experience.These are testing times and more testing for the Hospitality industry than any other. I wish nothing but continued success to John, family and the team at the Ardilaun. If you are looking at a hotel for your wedding, please consider The Ardilaun for a personal touch from a family owned hotel.

Laura & Seamie - August 2020

Where to start!!
We have just come back to reality after our wedding in the ardilaun - and I have to say it was just perfect in every way. Planning a wedding always takes a lot of coordination but add a pandemic into the mix and things really get complicated. With the ever changing guidance the team at the ardilaun were there for us every step of the way. From the first time we set foot in the hotel to view it we got such good vibes, there was a friendly atmosphere where we felt we were in such safe hands. We had our drinks reception in the garden and this was very surreal, drinks flowing good music and even the sun came out for us! Everyone is still talking about how relaxed and enjoyable this was. The ballroom is stunning, huge windows with loads of natural light and brand newly decorated. I love the gorgeous candelabras and how classy the room feels. The food was incredible with all our guests commenting on how good the choices were, how fresh all the ingredients were and even some guest asking for the soup recipe! We have had so many compliments about the meal and this was so important to us. The service was incredible and the staff working the ballroom made the evening so enjoyable in a really safe way. I would highly recommend the ardilaun for a wedding especially given all the new guidance, you will be in very safe hands with the team there and more importantly they will treat you like family. Special mentions to Maureen who we met initially, Maria was there for us all the way through the changing covid situation and always available to chat, and Conor who was always very helpful and lovely to deal with. We were thrilled to meet Ian at our tasting and he was incredible to deal with. He made everything so relaxed and enjoyable and helped inform our decisions and we were so glad he was there on the wedding day too as he is just fantastic to deal with! Thanks to every staff member who made our wedding so enjoyable and we will always have such great memories of the day.