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Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Wedding venue


Galway City
Co Galway

Capacity Seated: 180 (66 in Pullman Restaurant)

Contact Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Tel: +353 91 526 666

Please mention when enquiring.

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Originally an eighteenth century residence, Glenlo Abbey is just two and a half miles from Galway city yet, beautifully located on a 138-acre estate, with lovely views over Lough Corrib and its own golf course and Pavilion, it offers all the advantages of the country.

Although it is not a very big hotel, the scale is generous: public rooms are impressive, and the old Abbey has been restored, making a perfect traditional setting for small weddings - blessings and private dining are both possible here - whilst, for larger numbers and a more contemporary style, receptions are held in the Pavilion Suite. (There is a small traditional church nearby.) 

The wedding venues wedding co-ordinator works with the bride and groom to ensure that everything at the hotel runs smoothly and, although outside arrangements like organising a limousine or a coach for guests are the couple’s responsibility, a programme can be arranged for guests staying in this beautiful area for a day or two.

Glenlo Abbey has a reputation for good food and four historic Pullman train carriages in the hotel grounds operate as a restaurant; it is sometimes available for weddings (seats 66), and guests staying on should certainly make a point of dining in these highly entertaining surroundings. Whichever venue is chosen for the event, couples have the unusual opportunity to choose their own menu from the regular restaurant A la Carte.

Accommodation includes three suites, one of which is complimentary for the bride and groom, subject to 50 guests attending and a minimum of 15 bedrooms must be reserved.

This is a great wedding venue, offering a remarkable amount of choice for weddings of varying sizes and styles - and there is much fun to be had here.

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Pavilion Function Room
Capacity Seated: 180 (66 in Pullman Restaurant)
Capacity Standing: 320

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Couple

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire
Cost: €River Room €500 Abbey €350.00

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €2,000

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome
Red Carpet & Champagne for Bride & Groom

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Galwy City
Distance (km): 4
Time Away: 6 mins

Nearest Airport

Distance (km): 10
Time Away: 25 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Nearest Station

Distance (km): 4
Time Away: 6 mins


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