Wedding Reviews


Just some of our latest reviews from previous happy couples.... Thank you all for sharing these excellent reviews!

"Best Day of our Lives" - Laura & Mark

On the 20th of October, my husband and I got married at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel and it was the best day of our lives.

Living in England but wanting to get married at home, I was worried how we would be able to plan our special day. Then we met Brenda and from then, everything was made so much easier! 

The Oranmore Lodge is a beautiful, intimate hotel and Brenda ensured everything was perfect for our day. I’m sure she was getting fed up with countless emails but she accepted all requests and gave suggestions to make everything even better! 

We had our civil ceremony at the hotel and the room was decorated beautifully, with gorgeous lanterns lighting up the aisle. 

We were greeted after the ceremony with prosecco and canapés.

We got married during the wonderful week Storm Ophelia hit, so our plan for photographs by Oranmore Castle had to change. Thankfully, the Lodges interior is spectacular! We had photographs inside and the decor made for spectacular pictures. 

The reception room was also decorated to an even higher standard than I anticipated. Our meal was delicious, with a good variety of choices and our guests still talk about how delicious the food was! 

Brenda was on hand to ensure everything went exactly as planned. 

We utilised the Lodges resident DJ, and that man can read a room. The dance floor was never empty and he graciously took requests so everyone had music they enjoyed! 

We stayed overnight in a beautiful, cosy suite that we hope to stay in again some time. 

I’m not very good at putting into words how grateful we both are to Brenda and all the staff at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel for making our wedding day so beautiful, personal and more than we could ever have wished for. 

Emailing the hotel in the early planning stages was one of the best decisions I made! 

Thank you all so much for all your hard work, friendliness and professionalism!

Laura and Mark Cummings


"Most Amazing Day of our Lives"- Eduard & Lorena

Thank you so much for all. Everything was so good! We had an amazing day, all was perfect, the food, the decoration, the attention of the staff, and all your attention and help since the first  moment, so it couldn't be better.
Thank you so so much to help us to have one of the most amazing days in our lives.

"Best Day of our Lives- Brenda & Mark

We really had the best day of our lives, from start to finish. Our guests loved having the drinks reception outside on such a lovely day. The food was amazing and staff could not do enough for us. The ballroom was really beautiful. We received so many lovely comments from our guests and are so delighted we chose the lodge as our wedding venue. Thank you to all the staff who made our day so special!


"Our Wedding Day"- Joan and Tom

We had our wedding here in september we had a civil cermony . And reception .. omg ... the sun was shining .. so drinks reception out side my guests loved it .. the food for our reception was amazing my guests couldnt comment enough we had an amazing day .. brenda and all staff in oranmore lodge thank you xx

"Everything We Wanted"- Frances and Michael

Brenda, we wanted to thank the staff and yourself for a beautiful job. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding.

It was everything we wanted it to be and the staff were brilliant. Thank you so much to eveyone!


"Our Happy Day"- Irene and Edgar

We Just want to send our gratefulness and thanks to you and the staff of Oranmore Lodge Hotel. Me and Edgar are so satisfied and delighted with the results of the wedding. The ceremony room arrangement was beautiful. The Dining table arrangement was fabulous. The food was great. Thank you for granting and understanding all my requests about the table plan. The guests liked the pre-order because its less time consuming. The staff and crew are very good, their service, we much appreciate it,  the food was so delicious, its so tasty. Guest are so happy with the food. Oh Brenda everything was fabulous i really love that wedding of ours. We are delighted, overjoyed and satisfied. We are sending our thank you to all the staff and you the event coordinator.  Planning to visit you again there in the Hotel.   


 "Our Fantastic Wedding Day"- Paul and Brendan

My husband and I recently had our wedding in the Oranmore Lodge. Everything went off so smoothly. The meetings and emails with Brenda had everything sorted well in advance and no stone was left unturned. The room looked fantastic on the day, both for the ceremony itself and for the reception. We got so many compliments back from our guests on the meal and they still mention it when they talk about the wedding. Brenda was still on hand to tweak things the night before and all during the day of the wedding. I would definitely recommend the Oranmore Lodge to someone if they were thinking of getting married in the future.


Amazing Wedding - John and Karen

I cannot thank the staff enough for all they did for us at our wedding.  Right through from the start, our wedding plans were made so simple - we dreaded the thought of it but Shirley put our mind at ease and made everything so easy and chilled right from the start. she was a pleasure to deal with, no stress, no fuss - just let us go with what we want and advised us on the best options anf of course lots of the little things we never thought of she gave us all the hints and tips along the way.  We had a beatuiful drinks reception outside which created a wonderful atmosphere to start and the meal was to die for - best food I have everhad a wedding and all our guests said the same - it just stood out. We had a very late night and right through to the end the staff were as pleasant from the minute we arrived to the minute we left (or perhaps were put out!!!!) Again thank you to all at the Oranmore Lodge for a wonderful wedding. Excellent to say the least.


“Wedding Venue by Brona and Jamie ”


We had our wedding in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel in December. From the moment we booked our wedding here, the wedding coordinator Shirley could not have been more helpful to us and made the planning so much easier, down to the finest detail! 

On the day of our wedding, the hotel and ballroom looked absolutely stunning and exceeded all our expectations. The staff were outstanding and went above and beyond to make our guests feel welcomed. The food was exceptional and all of our guests were most impressed by the standard delivered and the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff. 

We could not have been happier with how the day went and we could not recommend the Oranmore Lodge more highly as a wedding venue. What really blew us away was how atmospheric it was on the day, and in terms of value for money, it must be up there with the best in Galway.  We had many family and friends staying in the hotel, and they were made to feel so welcome. The feedback from all our family and friends after the wedding was so positive and we can only thank the Oranmore Lodge Hotel for giving us our dream wedding!


“Fantastic Wedding Day by Mark and Lisa ”


From the first moment my wife and I walked in the door of the Oranmore Lodge Hotel, the wonderful ambiance grabbed us immediately and we knew we wanted to enjoy our wedding day there. We had called into the hotel unannounced, however Manager Shirley dropped everything at short notice to show us around and make us feel extremely welcome.

We were wed on New Years Eve  and to say we were impressed would be an understatement. We were looked after from the very, very beginning by a fantastic, enthusiastic and attentive team led by Shirley. Shirley herself showed the utmost in professionalism and friendliness, looking after any and all queries with a smile.The decor in the wedding venue was perfect for our winter wedding. The food was utterly fantastic and very well complemented by all guests we have spoken to since the wedding. 

We were so well looked after by the entire staff, both in the months preceding our wedding, and on our big day. We wanted for nothing, and our every request was catered for. 

The rooms were spacious, warm and very comfortable. The authenticity of the hotel gave it a very homely feel. The bar was extremely welcoming and comfortable. Overall, we found this to be an excellent location for our wedding, and we look forward to celebrating many more events in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel.


“Amazing Wedding by Laura and Ger ”


What can i say what an amazing day the oranmore lodge gave us from the red carpet on arrival to a wonderful service and meal the room is fab when done up. Staff were all so attentive and couldnt do enough for us.The girls on reception were smashing they couldnt help enough. i had such a dream day every detail was taken care of for us. all i can say is a big thank u 2 every1. Shirley a hugggeeee thank u to u u wear a star thank u for everything youl b dreaming of pink for a long time x 


Our Wedding Day - By Declan And Donna

We had our Civil Ceremony and reception for seventy guests in this hotel on 14th Feb this year. There is only one thing we can say about this hotel. "Incredible" From the word go our first meeting with the Events Manager.(Shirley) She was friendly and professional and had lots of good ideas and advice for us, and at the end of the meeting we were offered a fantastic reception package at a very reasonable price. Shirley had lots of wonderful idea's which we incorpeted into our wedding Day and it was perfect for us and our guests On the day...The room for the Civil Ceremony was first class. Everything looked so well. The Reception:The meal was wonderful with a great choice of foods to suit everyone's taste. The venue and the setting was fantastic. Bar/Lounge ...First Class Bar Service. Bedrooms...Top Class. We can't say enough good things about this Hotel and its Staff. Thanks to Shirley and all the Staff of this Hotel for giving us a wonderful day. We have been back many time since with our family and evertime we are made feel special...  


A Lifetime of Memories! - By Hugh & Nanthasit ''Beer''

We will be forever grateful to Shirley and all the staff for their wonderful attention given to us and all our guests during our wedding and the following day for those lucky enough to have stayed. Rooms were excellent breakfast was generous and very tasty. But it was the staff and the friendly homely welcome they create that makes The Oranmore Lodge a real treat. This is a place we will look forward with pleasure to visiting again and again.


Wedding Review - By Ruth & Brian

We chose this hotel to get married in because we had such a positive, informative and responsive meeting(s) with Shirley, Manager, Oranmore Lodge. All our questions, requests and queries where answered so promptly that we both knew that if we had the wedding here, there would be no stress on us and the hotel would manage all our requests and expectations. The detail of our meetings with Shirley were excellent, we covered everything from menu, wine, room layout for both the ceremony & the reception, flower & cake requirements, bedroom bookings, entertainment for the post meal celebrations amongst many other things. She was excellent in terms of follow up through phone call and email and when we went into the hotel. The catering was fabulous, the bar staff were super fast and the older members of the wedding party were well catered for and minded. The reception staff were great for dealing with a lot of customers and a lot of queries! All the team at the hotel work very hard to get the day right for you and we appreciated that so much because its such a special and happy day for the couple and their families. Shirley and her team were fabulous and exceptionally easy to deal with. We had a wonderful day and have been back many times since!!


Our unforgettable wonderful wedding - By Dermot Hanley 

We married here in this gorgeous hotel. It was our 2nd time around so we really wanted to have an intimate day as we only had 30 guests and this is exactly what we wished for. The ceremony was extra special to us with a fabulous registrar (Helen) and the room looked gorgeous for us. We had a superb meal in the restaurant after. The service and attention to detail was just outstanding. We dealt with Shirley for the planning and she was just wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone - well done to you all at the hotel - a fantastic venue!


A True Winter Wonderland Wedding - By Sarah Brennan

Where do I start, I can not praise this hotel for all they had done for us through our journey to our wedding day. We decided on a winter wonderland wedding and I have to say they excelled in our eyes. Shirley you were so good at your job every question or query I had you rose to the challenge of solving for me. To food intolerance by myself and members of our wedding party to the tiny detail that I asked from you, you delivered with exception to detail. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that was thinking of getting married. To this day people still say they have never had such good food or option for seconds.I highly recommend this hotel and Shirley. I look forward to coming back for our anniversary and any event we have in the future will definitely be held there without hesitation. Congrats to all the team who helped us in our wedding, outstanding. It was definitely my Winter Wonderland dream wedding come true. xxxxx  


Pulled out all the stops - By Linda and Keith O Shaughnessy

We had our wedding here last April and we could not have been happier with our experience. It gave the feeling of an intimate venue, while still fitting our 200 guests. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and plentiful. I would highly recommend it. L*