“Son’s wedding” (Trip Advisor Review 03/09/13)
Stayed here for one night , for my son’s wedding in August . The hotel is very good in all ways from the way the meal was served up , their care and concern for every part of the reception is just wonderful . Their bedrooms are lovely bright and airy . So accomadating , would strongly recomend it for a wedding .
We celebrated our wedding at the Claregalway Hotel early July and we cannot recommend this hotel enough. From our initial contact right through to check out, the level of service was outstanding. This is the first time we have written a review but felt we must share this gem of a hotel with other couples searching for the perfect wedding venue in Galway. We would like to thank Nora, Paul, Darragh and the whole team at the Claregalway hotel for their professionalism, dedication and excellent service to us, our families and to all of our guests. The best way we can describe the level of service we received is we were made feel like we were the first and only couple ever to marry at this hotel, even though they had another wedding party the day after our wedding. We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights, which included an intimate post wedding party the following evening in the residence bar. This did not interfere with the other wedding and the high standard of service continued, serving platters and champagne to us as part of this evening. We planned our wedding from Perth, Australia and there was nothing and I mean nothing that Nora did not do for us. All of our guests commented on how nice the hotel is. Most of the feedback we received was their rooms were clean, spacious, comfortable, the food & service was excellent (the food was incredible, served hot, prompt & so plentiful and continued well into the night, including platters served in the residence bar) and the staff so friendly and helpful. So many of our guests spoke of how “this level of service would not be found anywhere else”.
Our guests travelled from all parts of the world and stayed in several hotels before arriving to Claregalway and each spoke of how this hotel out shone all the rest. Nora ensured our day ran smoothly, all of the stress was taken from us. The staff assisted us every step of the way. We both stayed in the hotel the night before the wedding and Nora ensured we had everything we needed the morning of the wedding & throughout our entire stay. She is so calm, organised, approachable, professional..the list is endless with how much good we could say about Nora & her team. Our day went without a hitch. Paul did a wonderful job organising our entrance music, first dance & other songs played at different intervals throughout the evening. We also had a photo slide show running during our meal, which worked out perfect. Nora assisted us with organising the timing of everything, working around the schedules of our band, DJ, Irish dancers, photographer, videographer, food service & speeches. She ensured it all came together and we cannot thank her enough for her help. The banquet room was beautifully presented, which included small Australian & Irish flags in each napkin which added a personal touch to our reception. The backdrop fairy lights and wedding cake stand looked stunning. Nora organised a guest book too and ensured this was circulated to our guests. All of these things really made our day special. We also had to cater for some children attending our wedding. The children’s club was perfect for them, all receiving a kids dinner in the club. They had a great time and were so well looked after. We are left with the most amazing memories and can really look back on our day with no regrets. We booked this hotel based on other reviews on forums & websites and I am glad to report all are accurate, you will not be disappointed with this hotel as your wedding venue. Thank you so much for your level of service and we look forward to visiting you again. We wish the hotel continued success, as it deserves nothing less. A sincere thank you to you all.
Wedding 3rd August 2013
To Nora & all the teamat Claregalway Hotel
Thank you for making our day so special and for everything the whole staff did to make it amazing.
Love Sinéad & Jakub xx
23rd August 2012
To Nora & all her wonderful Team
You put on a perfect day for us and were so helpful with any problems we had, we jsut wanted to thank you all form the bottom of our hearts.
Lisa & Johnny