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What Our Brides & Grooms Say

Claire & Michael 

Just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the excellent service we received at our wedding reception on Saturday November 30th.

First of all we would like to thank you for your assistance in coordinating our wedding over the last year. Our emails were always answered promptly which minimised any stress on our side.

It all went off without a hitch from start to finish. Upon arrival we were delighted to see all of our guests enjoying the drinks reception. There was ample food and drinks for everyone. The hotel looked very well also. Many of our guests also mentioned this to us.

The meal and service throughout the meal was excellent. The duty manager (apologies his name escapes us) supervised the meal delivery to the highest and most professional standard. The waiting staff were also extremely professional. We would like to thank them for this.

Many of our guests complimented the quality of the food and the efficiency of the service from the kitchen. We would also like to thank Pat McDonagh for the round of drinks he stood the top table.

Patrick and Martin were also extremely helpful next morning in assisting us in settling up our bill and checking out.

We would be grateful if you could share this email onto the other managers as a sign of our gratitude.

We would have no hesitation in  recommending the Loughrea hotel and spa to our friends and family in the future. We look forward to staying in the hotel again

November 2019


Helen & David

The team at the Loughrea hotel were a pleasure to deal with. The food was excellent! The hospitality staff were very responsive to our guests. The team helped us with every aspect of the day from the ceremony, to the reception & also the next day celebrations.

October 2019


Annabel & Ronan

I couldn’t recommend the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa more! The venue is in a beautiful location overlooking the lake in Loughrea. The ballroom is fabulous with beautiful chandeliers. There is a separate piano lounge which is perfect for the drinks reception. Our wedding coordinator Natalie could not have been more helpful and easy to deal with. She answered all of our questions and never made us feel foolish for asking! She really went above and beyond to make our day special for us. She also helped with my train when getting up to the top table which I didn’t realise until I saw the video… thank you Natalie!! All of the staff in the hotel were very helpful, friendly and easy to deal with, in particular Mary in Reservations. The food was amazing and was commented on by all of the guests. No one left hungry! Any couples who are looking for venues should definitely check out the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa.

October 2019


Rachel & Michael 

We can’t recommend Lough Rea Hotel and Spa enough. All the staff were incredibly helpful and polite, the food was delicious and the honeymoon sweet is amazing with an incredible view of the lake! The hotel was the perfect base for our guests who flew in from around the world to stay and they all had the best time. The hotel is really clean and the bar stays open ridiculously late which meant a lot of sore heads the next day! Sally and Natalie, the wedding planners are brilliant. They helped us tailor our special day with just a few face to face meetings and the rest via emails as we live in London. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Everything was just perfect and great value for money for what you get. We will remember our wedding forever. I’d really recommend having your wedding at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa.

September 2019


Niamh & Jason

We had our wedding at the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa on the 6th September 2019. It was the best day of our lives! It was everything we wanted and more. The hotel were great to deal with from start to finish. We were blown away by how well the room looked. Indeed the whole hotel was spotless. All our guests are still talking about the beautiful food and the brilliant service. In the run up to the wedding, they were so accommodating with our menu choices and couldn’t do enough to help. Special thanks to Natalie our brilliant wedding coordinator, Martin who was so helpful at our wedding tasting, Mary in Reservations and to Merek the incredible chef. I highly recommend getting married here and would love to do the whole day all over again!

September 2019


Aisling & Patrick 

I would like to thank you so much for everything you and your team have done for me and Patrick on our wedding day on 7th September. The positive feedback we have got from our family and friends about our day and how nice all the staff were during our reception. It has been amazing we are so happy we had our reception in lough rea hotel and spa.

September 2019


And from myself and Patrick the professional of all your staff during our meal and with setting up everything we could not fault anything, we both had an amazing weekend in your hotel and wish we could do it all over again.


Michelle & David

I just want to thank you for everything before and on our wedding day. You were so helpful and nothing was a problem for you. Our wedding day was so perfect. You and the hotel team were all amazing and we couldn’t fault anything. I wish you the best of luck for the future

September 2019


Jenny & Ian

I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you and the entire team, we had such a fantastic day and so did all our guests. It is hard to put into words the appreciation we have for making our day special.

Please pass on a huge thank you to the head chef the meal was OUTSTANDING!! We were very impressed at our menu tasting and didn’t think it was able to get much better, but it was even better on the day. We had a day 2 party back home with all our guests again and the amount of lovely comments the guests were saying about the food was fantastic.

Mary from reception/reservations she was great, efficient and helpful over the last year by phone and over emails.

The service for the meal on the day of the wedding was very impressive and flawless, Gail is a credit to the hotel.

Also pass on thank you to the night team for putting up with us until the early hours of the morning I know that isn’t an easy job they were very courteous and easy going the entire night.

As you know Ian and I are both from Connemara so the majority of our guests were Connemara they had never been at a wedding in Loughrea Hotel before, so I have been told it has been the talk of the town.

August 2019


Petrina & Pat

We had a brilliant experience with the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa from start to finish. Sally was so helpful and so fast to respond to any query no matter how small. The venue and meal were just super on the day. Everyone was so impressed with the venue. We would most certainly recommend this hotel to couples as the venue for their special day.

February 2019


Annie & Brian

Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t fault anything, the service was very good and the meal was beautiful, all our guests were very impressed! Nothing was ever too much to ask and my flower girl sat at top table and she was well looked after by all staff! The best part was that even when the night was over and we were in the residents bar the bartender made me a ham and cheese sandwich when I asked for one! I was fully expecting him to say no at 5 in the morning but he did without any objections! Absolutely amazing hotel, could not recommend it enough as you will be treated like royalty!

March 2019


Louise & Noel

We got married in March 2019, everything was amazing from start to finish. All the staff were so nice and relaxed and created a lovely atmosphere. Hotel was spotless and food was top class and very good value for money.

March 2019


Marie & Aidan

We had our wedding reception at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa on 15/03/2019 and we can’t recommend this hotel highly enough. We had such an amazing day, we’re delighted we chose this hotel as our wedding venue. From the minute we met Sally she was amazing to deal with. So easy going and down to earth, she made us feel at ease straight away. She always had great advice and recommendations and always gave her honest opinion, we can’t thank her enough for all her help. We knew we had nothing to worry about when it came to our venue. Sally and all the staff were brilliant on the day. The room looked fantastic, the drinks reception was fab and the food was amazing. All our guests mentioned how good the food was and that there was so much of it! Nothing was too much to ask for, we 110% recommend this hotel to anyone considering it for their wedding venue!

March 2019


Elaine & John

The Lough Rea hotel were a pleasure to deal with on the year lead up to the wedding and on the day. We dealt with Sally the wedding coordinator and she is excellent at her job, nothing was ever an issue and would make you feel at ease knowing everything would run smoothly on the day. The staff in general at the hotel were very polite. The food was brilliant and came out piping hot. We would definitely recommend the hotel to other upcoming wedding couples.

April 2019


Althea & Kevin

Myself and Kevin just wanted to thank you and all your team for the most beautiful perfect wedding day we could have ever imagined and hoped for. We cannot praise you all enough from the very beginning to the wedding day itself. You were the most amazing group to deal with in every way & we honestly couldn’t recommend you enough.
The day itself blew us away the drinks reception area and our reception room was amazing. The food was just out of this world and above all the staff were fantastic and so friendly. Everyone that attended has commented on how amazing the hotel was and raving about the food and how friendly and lovely you all were.
Sally the wedding coordinator was incredible and so accommodating and easy to deal with – Sally and Ruth made sure we had the most amazing weekend and that everything ran so smoothly.
A huge shout out to Martin – He is such an asset to the hotel. He was amazing on the morning of the wedding and is such a kind and lovely person. It really was a pleasure to have him around on the morning of the wedding checking in to make sure we were ok and if we needed anything.
We honestly can’t thank you all enough. We will be forever grateful that we had the pleasure to meet and deal with you all & that we made the perfect decision by having our wedding in the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa. The whole weekend was above and beyond our expectations and that is down to you all!
Wishing you all continued success – Althea & Kevin x

April 2019



Clodagh & Conor

We cannot possibly contain enough words to completely express our appreciation. When it came time to a wedding planner, we thank our lucky stars we found Sally & the Lough Rea Hotel! We are still in awe when we look back on everything Sally did for us before, during and after the wedding. Without Sally’s help our special day would not have been the picture-perfect event we always dreamed of. Sally’s planning, preparation, and attention to detail was amazing. Thank you so much. We appreciate Sally more than words can say. A special thanks also to the staff on the day who were amazing and so professional, especially Ruth who was amazing and ensured everything ran smoothly during the meal. We could not fault any aspect of the service from the hotel and have had nothing but praise in relation to the accommodation, meal etc. Again thank ye all so much.

February 2019




Some reviews from recent wedding couples...

Exceptional Staff

Beautiful hotel, lovely food and coffee, exceptional staff, reception staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. I will definitely book back in some time soon. Loughrea is a very beautiful part of Ireland.

Daniel R

Excellent Hospitality

ideal location for escaping everyday hustle & bustle. friendly and helpful staffs compliment the stay. fantastic experience I wish I could stay longer. Breakfast style was unique and enjoyed every bit of dinner from the atmosphere to the meal itself. will definitely be back for a longer stay to experience the rooftop and spa 🙂


Wonderful stay- worth 5 stars!

This hotel is spectacularly good, from the friendly and helpful receptionist, to the wonderful cooked to order breakfasts [with warm, freshly baked danish pastries, yoghurt + muesli bowls and fresh fruit were all delicious]. The evening meal was as good as you'd find in a fine dining bistro. The mid-week overnight stay was incredibly good value for well-run and happy. Rooms are beautifully designed and decorated, with good quality fittings and a great shower. The memory foam bed was very comfy!