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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. 

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.

Sinéad and Derek Feb 2020

"We could not fault any of the service provided by Maureen and her support staff in the Ardilaun hotel. There was always someone available to answer our questions and to provide practical help and calming guidance. We brought our wedding forward, and the hotel staff transferred all our details and our guests booking with minimal fuss. We have enjoyed many weddings in these beautiful grounds, and we're looking forward to many more."

Aoife & Darryl - February 2020

"We recently had our wedding reception at the Ardilaun Hotel and from Day 1 when we first met Maureen we knew instantly that the Ardilaun was exactly where we wanted our wedding reception to be and her attention to detail and honesty was so helpful in all the preparations.

She really made everything flow so smoothly in every aspect of the planning and was always available for a chat or a quick meeting when we wanted to discuss any detail and this was greatly appreciated.

We received so many great compliments from all our guests about the standard of food, with many saying it was the best meal they had ever eaten! And we couldn't agree more, the food was outstanding.

We cannot commend the hotel staff enough, as the level of service was second to none and the kindness and helpfulness shown at different stages of the weekend to ourselves and our guests was brilliant.

Maureen and all the staff really made our day so special and we honestly cannot express enough how fantastic they were throughout. We can only imagine all the hard work that went on behind the scenes to make the day run so flawlessly, but it really was such a fantastic day for us, we loved every single minute of it - our only complaint was that it flew by too quickly"

Massih & Padraig - July 2019

" Maureen gave us a sense that she was listening to our needs, and that she and the hotel had an attention to detail which would be present right through to the wedding day.

We weren't disappointed. Maureen and her team worked so hard to make sure we had everything we needed, and were on hand during the months of preparation to answer our questions & offer advice on how best to put the day together. On the day itself, Maureen kept checking on us, and made sure that everything ran smoothly. The meal enjoyed by our guests was excellent, as was the service throughout the evening. We felt very much at home at the hotel."

Jackie & Conor - July 2019

"There are not enough words to express how grateful we are for all the hard work and dedication of your staff on out wedding day and the day after. We are incredibly grateful. We appreciate you seeing our vision and listening to our needs and concerns. We had the time of our lives and enjoyed every moment of the wedding. Thanks for setting up all the little details and for having the day run like clockwork!

Maureen you are the ultimate professional and from the first day we walked into The Ardilaun and met you we knew it was the place for us. Thanks for your kindness, patience, advice and understanding. We wish we could do it all again."

Aoife & Ben - August 2019

" From the moment we got to the hotel the staff were all so polite, helpful, kind and just so friendly. No task was too big or too small and everyone was just so lovely throughout the whole weekend. We can't put into words how grateful we are and wonderful our time there was and we would highly recommend Maureen and all the staff who work in this beautiful hotel to any couple getting married. Thank you for such an amazing time"


Ailbhe & Seán - August 2019

"Maureen, thank you for all of your help with our wedding day, it was seamless and we truly had the best day of our lives!!

I never doubted for a second that we would get this service from the Ardilaun as your reputation precedes you, but it has far exceeded our expectations.

Thank you so much again for everything."