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Wedding: 24th Mar 2017
We had our wedding reception in the Ardilaun Hotel in Galway on 24 March 2017 and can't recommend it highly enough. The food, service and attention to detail are all outstanding. Our main objective was to have a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day and having Maureen Walsh as the hotel wedding planner was key to that. From the moment we booked the Ardilaun, the planning became very simple as Maureen is a complete expert. The reception itself on the day was more perfect than we could have hoped. The weather was sunny so the drinks reception was held outside where a very festive atmosphere was created. The Guinness Jazz Trio play at the drinks receptions for Ardilaun weddings and they really added to the occasion. We had a relatively small wedding so were slightly concerned that the crowd might look a bit dwarfed in the large function room. However, Maureen and her team laid out the room so that it was the perfect size for our wedding. The dinner was really superb - all of our guests mentioned how good the meal was and there were very generous helpings. The wine was also excellent. The Ardilaun seems to adopt a whole of hotel approach to weddings as all of the staff, from reception to those at breakfast, were so attentive and obliging. The quality of service was also something many of our guests mentioned. We are just delighted we made the choice to book the Ardilaun for our wedding!
Wedding: 31st Dec 2016
Maureen and her team were excellent on the day we couldn't fault the food the service or the attentiveness of the staff to our guests. We had one issue in the whole process in that we were not informed that rooms were selling out and that no more would be available to our guests despite requesting the hotel to let us know we resolved the issue eventually but it was an issue. Everything else from the planning tasting etc was in my opinion faultless we were very happy with the hotel and food and service we received. the room is beautiful and very comfortable and was beautifully decorated for the Christmas season.
Wedding: 16th Dec 2016
I would highly recommend the Ardilaun Hotel as a wedding venue. The attention to detail and service is fantastic. All of my guests commented on the quality of the food. Maureen the wedding coordinator is very dedicated and helpful.
Wedding: 18th Nov 2016
Fabulous cosy hotel. Pet friendly which was a huge bonus for us. Very reasonably priced. Best part was definitely the staff. Everyone was so kind & welcoming. Maureen our wedding co-ordinator was amazing. So professional & extremely helpful. So glad we chose to have our wedding here
Wedding: 28th Oct 2016
From the very start of our planning Maureen was absolutely fantastic. Very professional, very helpful with advice about meals and very quick to respond to and questions we had. On the day of the wedding every thing ran very smoothly. We couldn’t have been happier.
Wedding: 2nd Sep 2016
From the very first time meeting Maureen I knew our wedding would be a fantastic day. She was so helpful and always available to give advice not only on the reception, but for everything to do with the wedding. The day before we dropped up some extra pieces we had bought for decorations, sweets, chalkboards, bunting etc, Maureen took the box off us and told us not to worry that she would sort it all. The next day when I saw the reception and wedding room I was blown away. It looked amazing. On the day the food and wine was fantastic and people are still commenting about it to me. We were lucky with the weather and could have people outside in the gardens and that was also decorated beautifully. The Ardilaun was always my first choice to get married in, and I would not change anything about the day.
Wedding: 19th Aug 2016
I just can't thank The Ardilaun Hotel enough for providing what was an absolutely amazing weekend for our wedding in August last year. I am absolutely delighted that we chose this hotel for our big day. From the moment that we booked the wedding, Maureen and the staff at the hotel couldn't do enough to accommodate us. The planning, advice and reassurance from Maureen during the lead up to the wedding was really appreciated and helped to make sure the day was so special for us. The staff were all so friendly and welcoming - providing an efficient and professional service at all times. The food was excellent - from the canapés to the meal to the evening food. On the day of the wedding, Maureen just made sure everything was perfect all of the time. And it was; everything was timed so well and went off without a hitch. We would happily recommend The Ardilaun to any couple looking for the perfect wedding venue, as would all of our guests who still compliment us on how fabulous the whole day was.
Wedding: 13th Aug 2016
Maureen was very helpful every step of the way.
Wedding: 9th Apr 2016
We had our wedding at The Ardilaun Hotel on the 9th April this year and we couldn't recommend the hotel more. We had an amazing day and weekend. The whole organisation of our big day was made so easy by the wedding planner Maureen Walsh. The reception itself was perfect from start to finish, everything ran so smoothly. The dinner provided on the day was to the high standard we received when we completed our menu tasting. There were no delays, the dinner was hot, delicious, and so many of our guests commented on how they were offered seconds and even thirds on some occasions. The package we chose allowed for a free pour of wine and that is exactly what we got, at no stage throughout the meal were glasses empty. We would really recommend staying an extra night and making full use of the hotel. We hired a two man band to play in the bar the next night and the hotel could not of been more hospitable. Every staff member bent over backwards for us and we were made to feel so welcome from beginning to end.
Wedding: 31st Oct 2015
Choosing a venue was high on my list as both myself and my husband are involved in the catering business and so were a lot of my guests. Standard of food was very important to both of us. Once we met with Maureen we knew we were in good hands. We had some ideas we wanted to do on the day and nothing seemed to faze Maureen and was on board with us and also gave us her thoughts of what works and what doesn't. We had the most wonderful day and can't thank the ardilaun for creating the perfect day for us.
Wedding: 18th Sep 2015
Could not recommend Maureen and the Ardilaun hotel highly enough. Our planning and the day itself went so smoothly and was everything we could have wished for.
Wedding: 12th Sep 2015
Maureen was just fantastic to deal with, nothing was a problem and the day ran so smoothly. Everyone was so impressed with the venue, the food and the service we couldn't recommend the Ardilaun more. Thank you for making our day so special.
Wedding: 18th Jul 2015
From the moment we met with wedding coordinator Maureen we had a very enjoyable and stress-free time planning our wedding. She gave us great advice and we knew everything would be perfect on the day. The Ardialun was a beautiful venue. Fabulous food, excellent, helpful staff and lovely accommodation. We had such a wonderful wedding day in the Ardilaun and would highly recommend it to couples.
Wedding: 25th Oct 2014
We had the reception of our wedding in the Ardilaun in Oct 2014 and were delighted with the help, support, kindness and attention to detail. We were thrilled with the service, food, hospitality, the friendliness of the staff and over all environment of the hotel. The wedding co-ordinator, Maureen Walsh always so helpful and approachable and nothing ever startled her or was a problem. She honestly made our preparation so much easier and less stressful. The Chef, David was superb and he had to alter menu’s for some guests and was always so helpful and accommodating and gave us a one to one consultation. We were treated to a tasting meal which was great. We want to thank you for all the staff for your help and support, it was greatly appreciated and made our day so very special. Thank you.
Wedding: 25th Sep 2014
The whole staff at the Ardilaun Hotel, Maureen the wedding planner in particular went above and beyond to ensure our wedding ran without any hitches. Considering we organised our wedding from Australia - Maureen was on hand day and night to reply to emails and phone calls in the months leading up to the wedding. I would give the level of service, quality of the food and value for money 10 out of 10
Wedding: 26th Jul 2014
The Ardilaun was the perfect venue for a summer wedding. Maureen in the Ardilaun was a splendid wedding co-ordinator, a true professional and was helpful from day one. The Ardilaun held a fantastic Bubbly Brunch Wedding Planning Day that was informative & fun. Head Chef, David was creative and flexible in his approach and catered for a gluten free dining experience for almost 300 guests where nobody felt short changed. The gardens of the Ardilaun were the ideal spot for our next day BBQ. I couldn't recommend the team at the Ardilaun highly enough for their individual approach and quality of service.
Wedding: 27th Sep 2013
We got married in the Ardilaun hotel Galway lovely hotel really helpful and wedding co ordinator was wonderful. Great scenery for photos in Gardens.
From start to finish, The Ardilaun took care of everything for us. The function room was beautifully decorated for the event...the food was delicious to say the least and to top it all off, Maureen organised for a photo op with President Michael D Higgins on the night! In conclusion, we would without hesitation recommend the Ardilaun Hotel anyone considering their big day.





 We recently had our wedding reception here, the attention to detail was just fantastic. Maureen and here team were 5 star from start to finish. Our meal was amazing food was hot and service was excellent. All our family and friends really enjoyed there stay. We would like to say thank you for making our special day fabulous. Se and Claire 

 The Ardilaun was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had a large number of guests (350+) and they really did an outstanding job, not one person complained about slow service or the food being cold so that really made us happy. On top of catering at 110% the Ardilauns weddding planner Maureen Walsh was fab from the day we meet her to the day after the wedding, she offered so much help and we could contact her 24/7 with any questions, she was great. The area around the hotel was great for pics also. I would recommend the Ardilaun to everyone wether its just for a night or a wedding, the staff are great, the hotel itself is great and the location is perfect.
Thanks again Maureen,
Mairead & Seamus 

 We had the most perfect wedding day in the Ardilaun in September and would highly recommend the wedding planner Maureen and the hotel itself as a wonderful wedding venue.
Our friends and family had a fantastic day and were raving about the delicious food, the wonderful service and the beautiful hotel and grounds. Although conveniently close to Salthill & Galway city, the Ardilaun has a lovely country feel to it thanks to the beautiful furnishings and gardens. We spent two days and nights in the hotel and the staff were so friendly and made us feel very much at home.

Thank you so much Maureen & staff for helping us to have such a perfect wedding day. 

Thank you so much to all the staff at the Ardilaun Hotel for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. A particular thank you to Maureen Walsh our wedding co-ordinator who was absolutely marvellous. We were so impressed with her knowledge and professionalism. She really helped us with lots of tips and advice and no request was too big or too small . Another big thank you needs to go to head chef David o'donnell and his excellent staff. David was so helpful with his advice in helping us choose our menu. We received so many compliments from our guests and WE definitely enjoyed every mouthful of our menu. The serving and bar staff were an absolute credit to the hotel, everything ran so smoothly during the whole day and they were all so polite and friendly! We really cannot recommend the Ardilaun Hotel highly enough. Everyone we dealt with in the hotel really went that extra mile for us, not just on the day, but throughout the whole planning process. We know that every couple that books their wedding in the Ardilaun Hotel will have as wonderful a day as we did! A final thank you to the Ryan family and all their wonderful staff for making our wedding day, a day we will never forget

 Alan and Aoife

“We had our wedding reception in the Ardilaun Hotel on the 12th July 2014 and it would be remiss of us not to write about our amazing day.

We dealt with both Maureen and Anne-Marie, their wedding specialists, both in the lead-up and in the course of our big day. They were incredibly helpful, friendly and welcoming. They were extremely prompt in replying to e-mails and all communications. They took care of little details such as setting up a photo-booth in the lobby and playing a video for us in the function room.

They mirrored the overall atmosphere of attention to detail, efficiency and warmth of the hotel and its staff.

The lobby area is very comfortable for guests as they arrive with plenty of sofas. The jazz trio sounded great and helped create a fun atmosphere. We got scones and sandwiches which guests appreciated and commented on how tasty they were.
The meal itself was fabulous. We both like to think we know our food and the rib-eye beef and the cod with risotto was to die for. One friend said it was the best beef he ever had. Even the dessert, normally an afterthought was fresh and homemade.

The wine- pour was generous and frequent. Guests commented on how they never saw the bottom of their glass. What really impressed us was when the evening food came out, we had a number of special dietary requirements amongst our guests, and these were catered for. The hotel laid out separate plates of food for these people, labelled accordingly. Any leftover sandwiches were brought into the lobby for the afters so nothing went to waste. We were very impressed.

The function room was beautifully presented with crisp fresh white linen and a lovely bay window set aside for the wedding cake. The hotel even has a piano in the lobby area for the after drinks.

In short, we would always have enjoyed our wedding day, but the Ardilaun made it very special. We have stayed and eaten in some of the best places Ireland has to offer and we can honestly say the Ardilaun is one of these places. The staff, the hotel and the food were excellent and to the highest standard.
If you are looking for a wedding venue in Galway, this is it…….”

Seamus & Mairead

“We were blown away with the service, food, hospitality, the friendliness of the staff and over all environment of the hotel. You were always so helpful and approachable and nothing ever startled you or was a problem. You honestly made our preparation so much easier and less stressful, so thank you so much. Everyone commented on what a beautiful venue we had chosen and everyone said the food was amazing. You and Chef had to alter menu’s for some guests and you never made it an issue and were always so accommodating.”

Bridget and Sumit

“We would like to thank you sincerely for our wedding reception held at the Ardilaun Hotel,  I recall you asking us to put our trust in the hotel and you said we would not be disappointed – -you were right, not only were we thrilled with our experience, our expectations were exceeded.

We wish to especially thank Maureen Walsh. Maureen was highly efficient, reliable and very professional. Maureen was there at all important points during our reception and she and her colleagues ensured everyone was very well looked after on the day. It is on the actual day of the wedding that this really came to the fore for us, as we knew we could rely on Maureen. The feedback we have since received from guests was that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thank you to you and your team for a job very well done. We will always have very fond memories of our wedding day at the Ardilaun Hotel and your staff did the hotel and Galway proud.”

Susan and Pádraic

“We decided to hold our wedding reception at the Ardilaun House Hotel based on the wonderful wedding experience we had there for my sister’s wedding two years ago.

From start to finish, the Ardilaun took care of everything for us. Ann Marie, the wedding coordinator ran through everything with us well in advance of the actual wedding and on the day itself Maria and Maureen were fantastic. The function room was beautifully decorated for the event and was the ideal size for my gypsy sized wedding party. The food was delicious to say the least.

In conclusion, I would without hesitation recommend the Ardilaun Hotel to anyone considering their big day.”


“We had a wonderful day in The Ardilaun. The food was excellent and our guests raved about it. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the old dining room was the perfect venue for our civil ceremony”

Colm agus Petra

“Last year my husband and I celebrated our wedding day at The Ardilaun Hotel. We planned our wedding while living in Canada. The staff at The Ardilaun were very organised and helpful, which made the planning of our big day straight-forward and stress-free …Moposa was very beneficial too.

The Ardilaun is an excellent venue for wedding celebrations and I have no hesitation recommending this hotel to anyone. The food exceeded expectations and the service was next to none. I recommend the homemade scones and the rib of beef!

 Enjoy planning your special Day!”

Fidelma & Steve, Canada

“Thank you for helping to make our wedding day one of the most wonderful days of our lives. From the moment we met you and walked into The Ardilaun Hotel, we knew it was the place that we wanted to have our wedding reception.The staff have always been so helpful and friendly and happy….. Many of our guests have said to us how beautiful the hotel was, how friendly and professional the staff were, and how beautiful the food was….. we wish all of the staff the very best in the future and thank you all so much.”

Aoife & Eamon, Clare

“I just want to say a big thank you and all of the staff in The Ardilaun Hotel for the fantastic job you did for Aodán’s and Neasa’s wedding….Overall the high attention to detail, the outstanding food, fantastic beautifully landscaped gardens, and the high level of customer service you provided for my son’s wedding made a most memorable experience. Well done and thanks.”

Kathleen (Mother of the Groom), Galway

“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for making our day so special & stress free. You made sure we and all our guest were looked after. would love to do it again!”

 Trish & Alan, Galway

“We thoroughly enjoyed our special Valentine’s Day wedding in the Ardilaun Hotel. We received the best of care from the staff in the lead up to the day – they took time to meet with us personally to go through every detail and they patiently answered all our queries and took on board any special requests. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming after a cold and snowy start to the day. Every detail was exactly as we would have wished and there was no doubt but that we and our guests were in the best of hands. We are delighted that we decided to spend Valentine’s Day 2014 in the Ardilaun Hotel!

Brid and Patrick

“Thank you so much for all of your hard work to ensure that Karen and Frainc had an amazing day! Everything from start to finish was superb! We couldn’t have asked for any more. Míle míle buíochas

Margaret, Larry, Karen, Frainc & Lorna, An Spidéal

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