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See what some of our past Wedding Couples have to say....

What does Claregalway Hotel do really well?

"Attention to detail"

"Good hosting and good food....all guests really enjoy it"

Claregalway Hotel… “does everything with highest standards. Would recommend to anyone for a wedding. Nora is a pro at her job and all staff are extremely good and professional at their job and all lovely. We had best day of our life”.

"5 Star"

"Excellent service. Brilliant communication. Nora was a pleasure to work with. Food was superb. Highly recommend the Claregalway Hotel as a wedding venue." Cathal & Lorraine Keane, WeddingsOnline.

“Outstanding Wedding Venue”

"We had our wedding here on the 10th October 2014 and it really is an "outstanding wedding venue". From the first moment we met with Nora (the wedding coordinator and owner) we knew this was the perfect venue for us. We can't praise and thank the Claregalway Hotel staff enough for all their attention to detail, the lovely way the room was set and the way they looked after all of our guests.

Every single member of staff went way above and beyond their duties to make sure our special day was enjoyed by all of our guests. Our guests praised the prompt service of the food and drink. Nora really runs an amazing ship there and no job was too big or too small for Nora and her team. Nora and Oisin did everything to make sure we were at ease all day and that everything ran like clockwork.

For anyone planning their wedding GET out to the Claregalway Hotel and talk with Nora and I will bet ye will want to book it straight away as the the packages they offer are excellent value for money."

“Wonderful Winter Wedding!”

"From our first meeting with Nora, when we looked into booking our wedding at the Claregalway Hotel, to the moment we checked out the day after our wedding, we had only positive experiences. Nora and her team made everything run so smoothly and no question or issue was too large or too small. We definitely made the right choice having our wedding there!
On the day of our wedding (30.12.2014), we and our guests were made to feel so welcome and the hotel and wedding room were beautifully decorated, warm and inviting. Guests commented on how efficiently everything was run and how delicious the meal was. The waiting staff and managers were friendly, fun and very accommodating. All of these touches helped to make our day so special. We are very grateful to Nora, Paul and the whole team and we can highly recommend The Claregalway Hotel to anyone thinking of getting married there."

“Fantastic Wedding Venue”

"We had our wedding in the Claregalway Hotel in Aug 2014. The whole experience of dealing with this hotel has been absolutely excellent. Nora and her team are the most professional and efficient team of people we were lucky to deal with.

The food was excellent and the service in which it was served was fantastic. Our guests have commented to us since about how efficient the serving of the food was and the level of professionalism shown, each person at the table got served at same time and there was no waiting around. In particular huge praise was given to us about Nora and her team on how quickly the children were served, they had their dinner on the table straight away. Each table was checked throughout the duration to ensure everyone was happy with what they got and there was no shortage of extra food being offered.

We owe a huge gratitude to Nora and her team, we didn’t have to worry about a thing and had an amazing day. The hotel is fantastic, nice friendly atmosphere, immaculately clean and the staff could not do enough for you. We had an unforgettable day and this was all made possible by Nora and her wonderful team at the hotel. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone and honestly we can’t praise it highly enough :-)."

“Amazing Wedding Venue”

"We had our wedding in Claregalway hotel in august and we were very impressed with Nora and the team at Claregalway hotel from the very first day we walked in the doors. Nora and the team did over and beyond to make our wedding day very special for us. Our guests came up to us all night saying how wonderful Nora and the hotel staff were and how amazing the food and the service was.

Our vintage car broke down on route to the hotel; Nora organized getting a toe rope and getting car to the hotel. She kept us calm and relaxed even though things ran a little later than planned. The function room looked gorgeous; her attention to detail is impressive.

I actually can’t say enough about this hotel, our wedding day was amazing and they made it so unforgettable for us. Our family and friends are still raving about the how wonderful the wedding day was. I would highly recommend the Claregalway hotel for a wedding. Anyone looking for a wedding venue should seriously consider the Claregalway Hotel."

 "Thank You"

"To Nora, Paul and all the team at the Claregawlay Hotel.

A sincere ‘Thank you’ for your excellent service we received for our wedding party in October. It was a pleasure to deal with such a professional service.

We really appreciate the attention to detail the hotel provides. A special ‘Thank you’ to Nora for all your hard work. You are an amazing wedding planner."

Deirdre & Oliver xx

"Have a Wedding? Book it now!”

"I had my wedding here on Saturday, March 21st 2015 and I cannot describe with enough words the outstanding service I, my wife and each of our 217 guests received from the day of booking the wedding right up until almost a week after the wedding had concluded.
Location: The venue is located approximately 15 minutes from Galway town in ClareGalway. It's a very convenient location for a wedding with a beautiful Abbey merely a 2 minute drive away which is perfect for photographs.

Hotel: The hotel itself is situated next to the N17. Again it's location is convenient for a number of reasons, the nearby Abbey, its proximity to a number of establishments such as a barber shop, hair salon, supermarket, pharmacy etc which all proved necessary for our guests at one point or another.
I will admit that at first the fact that the hotel itself does not have grounds/gardens did make me think twice about booking it as a wedding venue and if you are thinking the same, you, like me, are dead wrong. Book it, trust me.
Facilities: Unfortunately we didn't get time to fully avail of the facilities but we found the pool and jacuzzi very clean and relaxing.
Staff: The ground level staff employed at this hotel are exemplary.
From reception staff to bar staff, waiting staff to management, this hotel employs the best and my wife and I and our guests left feeling genuinely cared for from the moment of our arrival until our departure and afterwards.

I would especially like to mention Nora Gill (owner/wedding co-ordinator), Michéal in the bar, all reception staff and the French gentleman bartender (who's name I failed to get). I would also like to mention the most attentive head table staff, especially Catherine. Thank you to you all for making our weekend unforgettable.
Service: Service is this hotel's "ace card". From the moment we met Nora Gill to talk through the possibility of booking the hotel through all dealings with her and her staff, including all incidents where we bombarded her with requests & changes in the days leading up to the wedding, we were never once made to feel as if we were a burden or a nuisance. At all times from when we booked our wedding in November of 2013 right through until our wedding last weekend, we knew we could turn to Nora for help, even in matters which she wasn't obliged to help us such as sourcing wedding cars, finding a cake designer, ordering a confetti balloon all the way down to allowing us to borrow chairs for the ceremony. From start until finish, Nora and her staff were completely invaluable and obliging.
Wedding: Our wedding took place on Saturday March 21st and went off without a hitch. The reception was executed impeccably. Our guests were more than taken care of, the food was served on time, all at once and hot and was beautifully presented and tasted even better than it looked.
The wine pours were generous, the guest's needs cared for and Nora executed every details with the competency of Eisenhower manning the D-Day landings at Normandy. We simply have no complaints.
Repeatedly throughout the night (and following days) dozens upon dozens of guests have approached us in awe at the reception provided by Nora and her team. It simply could not be faulted. The woman is gifted.
Post Wedding: It is worth mentioning that even after the wedding itself in the hours and days that followed and long after the bill had been paid, Nora and her team continued to amaze us with their friendliness, kindness and generosity.

Almost one week later I contacted Nora about what I had thought had been an error with our bill regarding a room which had been reserved but not utilised. It transpired that I had been incorrect due to "crossed wires" with a family member on my wife's side. Devastated that I may have been left in any way unhappy as a result, Nora offered to reimburse me for the room knowing full well that the mistake had not been made on her side. This is the level of care that every bride and groom dreams of for their wedding.
In conclusion I have but two things to say;
1) Thank you to Nora and all staff at The Claregalway Hotel
2) Why are you still reading this? Go and book it, now!!!!"