Catherine & Sean
"Destination Wedding Ireland
We had our destination wedding at the Glenlo and it exceeded all expectations. It is a bit nerve wracking having a destination wedding at a venue you have never seen prior, but the team made it seamless! We have been to Ireland a few times, but never to the Glenlo. When we researched venues we feel in love with it online and after our initial call, there was no question about having our wedding there. They are quick to respond which is important when you are planning from far away. Also the place is so beautiful you really do not need extra decorations which makes you save money and makes your life a lot easier. The team is wonderful to work with- Valerie, you made a supposedly stressful day absolutely stress free for us. Thank you!
We had our ceremony in the Abbey, dinner in the River Room and our reception in the Dagan room. It worked out perfectly! The food and drinks were wonderful. My only tip would be to ask the couple what drinks may be popular as our group drinks Jameson like water and unfortunately they ran out of Jameson before the ceremony even started. Was not a big deal as there were other options, but maybe something to do for future weddings. All in all I have not stopped raving about how amazing this venue and team are. I would get married there again ten times over and cannot wait to be back to visit so we can stay at the Glenlo again!"
Catherine & Sean
Keli & Jeremy
"My husband and I were married at Glenlo Abbey Hotel and cannot be more impressed with the hotel & staff! They made sure everything was perfect from check-in to check-out. We are American so it was a little dubious planning everything from so far away but the wedding manager, Valerie, was very responsive and always put my mind at ease when I had 10000+ questions I needed answered. As an event planner myself it was difficult not to personally check in on every detail on our wedding day so just knowing Valerie was there put me at ease so I could enjoy myself. For any brides considering this venue- the bridal suite was large enough to comfortably get ready with my 6 bridesmaids, hair & make-up artist + photographer; if your party is larger no problem! Mark and his team were also amazing, the food was perfect, bar service superb, there is absolutely nothing I would change. Aside from our perfect wedding, Glenlo Abbey Hotel was fantastic, we loved having a beautiful breakfast each morning. We spent a good amount of time in the Palmer bar which had a great range of whiskeys and cocktails to choose from. We will definitely be back!!"
Keli & Jeremy
Maire & Barry
"Hi Valerie, We just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work in the run up to our wedding. The service we received in Glenlo Abbey was amazing and the day ran very smoothly thanks to you and the rest of the staff. We were blessed with great weather and had an amazing weekend. It was all over too quickly!"
Maire and Barry
Caoimhe & James
"Hello Valerie, James and I would really like to thank you and everyone at Glenlo Abbey for everything that you did for us. We had the most fantastic memorable day thanks to you all. We honestly can’t thank you enough. We’ll be back for sure., Thank you so much again and I hope you’re keeping well! "
Caoimhe and James
Ailbhe & Liam
"From planning our special day up to checking out as newlyweds, every detail of our experience at Glenlo Abbey was exceptional. I have never felt more welcome and at ease in any hotel before. Front desk staff were extremely friendly, almost as though I was family. I was made to feel so comfortable from day 1 and no question was too silly to ask. On our day itself, well where do I begin! Valerie was fantastic, and really took it all in her hands and made sure the day ran smoothly! We were made feel like royalty by waiting staff, who introduced themselves by name and told us they would be looking after everything we need for the evening. The bar staff, in particular Aaron in the downstairs bar, made us feel like close friends and we were able to relax and enjoy our night. Overall an absolutely amazing experience, all of my guests said it was the staff at GlenloAbbey that just made the day! They truly were the cherry on top of what was a beautiful day in a fabulous location! We cannot wait to come back again very soon!"
Ailbhe & Liam
Joe & Niamh
"Dear Valerie Sharon and team, Now that the dust has settled after our wedding on the 22nd of December we want to drop you a quick note to say thanks. The day was flawless from start to finish and the team in Glenlo had a huge part to play in that. The reception ,service ,food and attention to detail surpassed all of our expectations and for that we will be forever grateful! Our guests had an amazing day and we are still getting messages from people complementing the whole event.
We will of course sing Glenlos praises to anyone who asks us about it in terms of a wedding venue. We cannot thank you all enough for your help from start to finish and I hope the powers that be in glenlo can see this message so they know the fantastic staff they have in place to deal with a wedding like ours. Best of luck in the future and we can’t wait to visit again soon"
Joe and Niamh
Sarah & David
"Hi Valerie, Just a quick note to thank you so much for our wedding. We couldn’t have had a better time. All of our guests were raving about the staff and the venue. Also, pass on our thanks to Mark and Lee. Mark has the patience of a saint and tell Lee that Dave said “kya kaha”."
Sarah and David
Dan & Laura
"Dear Cathy, This is just a quick thank you from both Laura and myself. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect and this was largely down to the wonderful work that you and all the glenlo staff put into making our day so special both prior to the day and during. All our guests passed comment on the stunning venue, the delicious food but most importantly the quality of service they received. Many thanks again!"
Dan and Laura
Claire & Dave
"Hi Cathy! We just wanted to send an email to say a massive thank you for our wonderful wedding day! We absolutely loved it! From start to finish. Everything ran so smoothly and your amazing team made everything feel so effortless. Thank you to everyone and a very special thank you to yourself, Colin and Shane. We are so grateful. Anyway, I hope you’re having a well deserved rest. You certainly deserve it! Sending lots of thank you from Wexford!"
Claire & Dave
Michelle & Kenny
"Hi Cathy, Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks so much for your help over the last few months and your part in what was a great day Friday. We had an absolutely fabulous day and weekend. Glenlo abbey completely exceeded our expectations and everyone I spoke to was blown away by the food, the service, the staff, the atmosphere and the venue. The staff were so lovely and friendly and made us feel so special from the lovely blonde haired girl on reception when I locked my keys in the room through to the cleaning staff. Please pass on our sincere thanks, you have a great team there. Am sure you're busy getting ready for another wedding as we speak. If they have half as good a day as we had they're in for a treat."
Michelle and Kenny
Elaine and John
“We were extremely fortunate to have been able to have our wedding ceremony in the spectacular Glenlo Abbey on 25th November 2017. From the very moment we met with Cathy, we knew Glenlo Abbey was everything we were looking for and more than we could have ever imagined. Cathy and her team are so professional and extremely accommodating – a dream for any couple to work with, nothing was ever a problem. We had a Spiritualist ceremony in the stunning Corrib Suite overlooking the golf course and had over 200 guests in attendance. The day was a bright but frosty and Glenlo was a winter wonderland with Christmas decorations and lights - a truly unique and magical setting for any wedding.
We have been inundated with compliments from our guests on our venue choice, claiming it was one of the nicest ceremony venues they had ever witnessed. We are so happy we chose Glenlo Abbey and would highly recommend it to all engaged couples. Not only is the function room so bright and beautiful, but the grounds are a photographer and videographer’s playground. We would like to extend our most heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Cathy and all the staff at Glenlo Abbey for making our wedding day so special”.
Elaine and John
Clodagh & Tom
"We recently had our wedding reception at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel and felt compelled to write a review. Where do we start....from our very first meeting with Maura right through to the day itself was seamless. A particular thanks goes to our wedding coordinator Maura who has a can do attitude, no request was too big! Any query we had she dealt with straight away and was always so friendly in her approach. From our first meeting with Eamon the Food and Beverage Manager, we knew we were in great hands. His professionalism was admirable and on the day itself he regularly checked in with us to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. If you are thinking of booking Glenlo for your upcoming wedding all I can say is don't think, just book! The venue, food and ambience is top class however what I feel really makes Glenlo Abbey such a winner is staff like Maura and Cathy (wedding coordinators), Eamon (Food and Beverage Manager), Shane (Deputy Manager), Darragh (Director of Sales and Marketing), Cormac (Waiter) and Sandra (Front of House).The attitude of the staff in Glenlo is not 'that's not my department' ,it's allow me to get that sorted. Overall the staff in Glenlo focus their complete attention on you! Glenlo is filled with and driven by employees with positive attitudes and that in my opinion is what makes it a top class hotel along with the food and venue being outstanding. Let them assist you in making your day perfect!"
Clodagh & Tom
Zoe and Lorcan
Firstly I'd like to say a big thank you for all your assistance with the wedding - it's been a pleasure dealing with you and you did a fantastic job helping us to pull everything together and work with us from overseas.
We've had great feedback from guests that it was a wonderful night and people particularly enjoyed the food (lots of compliments!) The staff were great on the night also, very attentive.
Thanks again for everything."
Zoe & Lorcan
Yao and Evan
I hope you are well. Paddy and I want to thank you most sincerely for the wedding last Saturday. It was simply wonderful and exactly how we wanted it. The food from canapés to main meal to the late night food was excellent and beautifully presented. The staff were truly excellent and so helpful. The BBQ on Sunday was really lovely and everyone loved the boat trip. I checked with lots of guests and they were uniform in their praise of the hotel. We want to thank you for your own personal attention to detail and all your very excellent advice. Thank you again for a most memorable weekend. I intend to tell anyone planning weddings in Galway to consider the hotel."
Helen and Paddy Greally (grooms parents)
Laura and Joe
Thank you so much for everything you did in the lead up to our wedding and on the day itself. It went off without a hitch!
We appreciate all the planning and behind the scenes work that made our wedding reception. All of your staff were very professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with on the day and for our entire stay.
Best wishes for the future"
Laura and Joe
Patrice and Noel
"To the cool, calm and collected Cathy
Thanks so much for all your help in the preparation and on the day of our wedding. You helped give us the day we had dreamed of and made it all so easy along the way.
Thanks a million"
Patrice and Noel
Ciara and Tomás
"We just wanted to thank the team for a lovely wedding weekend. Lots of fond memories and most of our guests took the time to compliment the lovely friendly staff.
Ciara and Tomás
Jenny and Eoghan
"Dear Cathy and all the Glenlo Staff
Thank you all so much for making ou wedding day the most beautiful day ever! Thanks for all your advice Cathy in the lead up to the big day. Your calm attitude was welcomed at certain points along the way!!
Huge thanks to Jennifer and David for all their help on the day making sure everything ran smoothly. Everyone of our guests were blown away by the setting, the food, the attention to detail and the welcome which all of the staff gave us – as were we.
Cathy, thanks for helping us escape the madness and for the mighty craic on the drive in the golf cart (hope you have gotten a bell/horn for it by now!!!)
All of you there helped us create exactly what we wanted – an elegant and laid back day. We will see you all again soon."
Jenny & Eoghan
Mary and Mike
"To Cathy and all the staff
A huge thank you for making our day so perfect. It really was the best day of our lives. A big thank you Cathy for making the whole process so relaxed and enjoyable during the build up and on the big day!
You ensured that everything we wanted was perfect from start to finish and the whole day ran smoothly…
Thank you Cathy."
Mary & Mike
Sarah and Sam
"To Cathy and all the team at Glenlo Abbey
Thank you so much for all your help and support in planning our wedding. It was an absolute joy working with you and we are grateful for all you did to make the day run as seamlessly as it did..
We will be forever grateful"
Sarah & Sam
Aisling and Roelof
Cathy, a big thank you to you and all your helpers for an amazing day. We will always remember with great fondness!!
Aisling & Roelof
Michelle and Alan
Cathy, thank you very much for all your help and advice for our wedding. We really appreciate your efforts and we had the most wonderful day
Michelle & Alan
Stephen and I wanted to thank you and all the staff at Glenlo Abbey for making our wedding day the best day/weekend of our lives. Planning our wedding from abroad was made so easy thanks to you all. From the moment we contacted the team we knew we were in good hands. Since we were abroad the staff at Glenlo offered to set up a Skype meeting so that we could get a virtual tour of the building. This was so helpful and solidified our decision to get married at Glenlo Abbey. This level of help never waivered throughout the entire process. Regardless of the question, big or small, Cathy took the time to answer my many emails and even made the extra effort to make sure that the details with vendors outside of Glenlo Abbey's control were also running smoothly and offered to help where needed. She also arranged that we could have our dinner tasting the week of our wedding since it wasn't possible before hand.This level of care and consideration was consistent with all staff that our guests came in contact with. From the minute we arrived to the moment we left all the staff made an extra effort to make everyone feel welcome. From knowing our names to asking how things were going and making themselves available at every moment. It truly made us feel welcome and at home.The food at the wedding, at breakfast and in the cellar bar was amazing. Guests are still raving to us about the food, staff and beauty of Glenlo Abbey!
We would highly recommend Glenlo Abbey to anyone getting married from Ireland or abroad.
Looking forward to visiting during our next trip back.
Alicia and Stephen Gibbons
We got married in Glenlo Abbey last March. We had such a fantastic day, this was mainly down to the wedding co-ordinator Cathy. She kept us calm and left no stone unturned. She assured us everything would go smoothly, and that it did. The food was superb food, with excellent service throughout the day. The function room was decorated beautifully and was very intimate for our Wedding of 170 guests. The grounds are beautiful and perfect for photos. We would definitely recommend Glenlo Abbey for your special day!
Anita & Niall
“Our wedding ”
We booked Glenlo as our wedding Venue almost 18 months ago. We fell in love with the hotel almost instantly and were frequently back and forth from Wales, staying at the hotel and meeting with suppliers in Galway etc. It quickly became our home away from home.
On the day of the wedding, it ran like clockwork. From start to finish the day was laid back and relaxed, the food was fantastic and the staff were incredible - attentive and friendly and everything we could have asked for.
Special thanks must go to Rory, Seamus and Peter who took care of every little detail on the day itself. Sandra on front desk was helping organising and running around for us - she's so lovely and a real credit to the company! As a bride from abroad it is difficult not being near to the venue however I had no concerns as everything had been totally taken care of and I was free to just relax and enjoy my day.
All our guests loved the hotel too and were made to feel so welcome, Irish hospitality at its best! For a lot of our guests this was their first trip to Ireland and what a brilliant first impression they had either staying at Glenlo or just attending on the day. A beautiful setting with such a lovely atmosphere, we seriously can't recommend this hotel enough.
Rory the general manager does a fantastic job, really leads by example and all the staff are a credit to him and the company.
We will be back as soon as we can!
Michelle & Alex
Hello Cathy, We both wanted to thank you again for the excellent experience we had with the Glenlo Abbey! Our wedding was absolutely fantastic and it was exactly how we imagined it. The team at the Glenlo Abbey is truly great, we had to worry about nothing on the day. And even before we felt like we're in good hands and that everything is taken care of. It was an absolute blast and we can't thank you enough! I really hope you enjoy your days off, they're fully earned. Thank you so much for making our day so great :) Kind regards, Iris & Stefan
Cathy was super helpful and extremely flexible. Organised and arranged everything we needed and wanted. Venue was amazing, staff were super and food and drinks were amazing. Accommodation was fabulous. We and our guests had a fabulous day.
Glenlo was a spectacular venue for our wedding. We had many guests staying at the hotel and all comments were outstanding. Service, style, professionalism and quality were impeccable. I work in the service industry and had high expectations, these were superceded by the entire team at Glenlo for the entire 3 day stay. The venue is immaculate with a very personal yet professional manner. I couldn't recommend you more.