Galway wedding venues that you may not have heard of

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From the bustling city to the scenic surrounds there are lots of first-class Galway wedding venues to choose from…

The Ardilaun Hotel

The Ardilaun Hotel, or Glenarde House as it was formerly known, was built around 1840 as a townhouse for the Persse Family who had large estates in South Galway. It was first opened as a hotel in 1962 and has been welcoming weddings ever since.

The original character of the old mansion has been preserved through refurbishments over the years and guests have access to top quality facilities including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

The Ardilaun is licensed to host civil ceremonies and couples have access to the Moposa Wedding Planner online service. Moposa tools include a drag and drop seating planner, Guesttxt to send hundreds of text messages in one go to guests, and a budget planner.

The venue specialise in barbeques which can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio overlooking the gardens.

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The Ardilaun Hotel

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Galway’s five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel sits on the banks of lough Corrib among the stunning scenery associated with Connemara.

The wedding venue recently completed an extensive refurbishment. The €2 million revamp saw the main house and 50 bedrooms being completely transformed. Underfloor heating was installed in the 18th century manor house, the interior was painted in light tones, and work was carried out on the gothic style windows and wooden beams.

The venue features a wedding garden with a gazebo that offers panoramic views of the estate; a picture perfect spot for outdoor wedding photos.

A terrace overlooking the walled garden is ideal for outdoor drinks or barbeque at a summer wedding.

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Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Galway Bay Hotel

Voted the best ‘Luxury Sea View Hotel of the Year’ Galway Bay Hotel is an upmarket hotel with a picture perfect backdrop.

Dining room options include the Lettermore Suite which accommodates between 150 and 400 guests, and the Ballyvaughan Suite which seats between 120 and 225 guests. Both ballrooms boast uninterrupted views of Galway Bay.

A drinks reception would be held in the Sea View Lounge, a champagne reception with chocolate fountain and exotic fruit is available on request.

The venue has a ‘one wedding per day’ policy to ensure your special day is unique to you.

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The G Hotel

Toast the start to married life in vibrant Galway City in the luxurious G Hotel & Spa, which is located on the edge of Lough Atalia as you enter Galway City centre.

This five-star hotel designed by Philip Treacy features cutting-edge décor, incredible cuisine and seamless service, all on the doorstep of the city.

The wedding suite caters for both intimate and larger weddings of up to 180 guests. The hotel is approved for civil ceremonies.

From personalised menus, lively entertainment, exquisite table dressings, to professional photography, the in-house wedding planner is on hand to develop bespoke wedding packages for each bridal party. Reception meals are created using local and artisan suppliers.

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The G Hotel

Salthill Hotel

With a prime location near the city centre on the renowned Salthill Promenade, this setting of this Galway wedding venue is just ideal for photos, and your guests can soak up panoramic ocean views of Galway Bay and the Hills of Clare while you dine.

This four-star hotel can cater for up to 450 guests in the Rockbarton Banqueting Suite, while the Aran Suite is perfect for smaller wedding reception meals of 70 to 150 guests, or civil ceremonies of 50 to 200 guests.

The Rockbarton Suite features soft mood lighting, crystal chandeliers, bespoke centre pieces, chair covers and sashes, and an illuminated backdrop.

Guests can make use of the hydrotherapy suite with 18 meter pool, steam room, sauna and whirlpool.

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