Wedding Testimonials

Real Weddings at The Hardiman

Sarah and Conor

Wedding Date 19/09/2020

We got married on the 19th September 2020 with reduced numbers and held our wedding reception in "The Hardiman" Eyre Square, Co Galway. Although not the wedding we had imagined for ourselves, we count ourselves as one of the extremely fortunate couples that could get married this year, and we are delighted we didn't postpone

Our wedding was everything we could have asked and hoped for in these difficult times. We were lucky enough to be able to celebrate or day surrounded by those we love, our Family, the people that mean the world to us, and just a few very close amazing friends, who at very short notice could be there to join us in celebrating our special day.

When it came to choosing our reception venue, the iconic building on Eyre Square was decided on even before our engagement!!! We love everything about it from its location to the gorgeous interior and fabulous function room.

The food and attention to detail for our wedding was incredible, the function room looked amazing and laid out beautifully to accommodate our reduced numbers.

The Hardiman did everything they could to make our big day special,  G.M. Patrick was always there to say hello and have a friendly chat with, and even to hold my train on the day! Valarie our wedding coordinator did her upmost to help us out which we understand was not the easiest to do, with all the uncertainty from week to week with government announcements, she remained calm and took all we said on board, however big or small. She always gave us her honest opinion when we asked for advice, which we truly appreciated. Mary, we can't thank you enough for putting Sarah at ease about everything with the lead up to the wedding, you are a true asset to The Hardiman team.

The 19th September was best day of our lives, and we will be forever grateful to the wonderful staff of "The Hardiman" for everything they did for us. This hotel will always be special to us and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Conor and Sarah Hyland


Cheryl & Colin

Wedding Date: 27th August 2020

From the first time we walked into The Hardiman we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding reception. When we had to postpone our wedding in late March due to Covid-19 we were heartbroken, but with the help of friends, family and all at The Hardiman we were able to rearrange for late summer. At what were challenging times for all at the hotel, big and small changes were accommodated with compassion and understanding. The Hardiman did everything they could to make our big day special. We had the best day of our lives with so many unexpected moments. This was in large part down to the helpfulness of the staff at the Hardiman. They could not have done any more for us. The food throughout the day was incredible and the service could not have been any better. The hotel was presented beautifully, at its most elegant best. The Hardiman truly gave us a day to remember!

All the best,

Colin and Cheryl

Aisling & Michael

Wedding Date: 18th January 2020

Dear Valerie,

Sorry for the delay in replying, I am afraid I rarely check this email account lately and I missed your email. We had such a wonderful time in the Hardiman for our wedding, the staff were amazing so welcoming to all our guests who sung their praises and really loved the hotel. Thanks so much for all you did on the day and in the lead up. We'd be very happy to send on a testimonial would the following be ok:

"We had a wonderful wedding at the Hardiman Hotel on 18th January 2020 and could not praise the hotel highly enough. The hotel team were excellent throughout the planning process, from the moment we first viewed the hotel to the day itself they were always so welcoming and on hand to answer any questions we had. Our thanks are especially due to Valerie our wedding planner, who was wonderful throughout and who ensured everything ran so smoothly on the day. Our guests were full of praise for the wonderful welcome the staff gave them, the excellent food and the beautiful ballroom. We really couldn't have asked for more and would highly recommend the hotel and staff to other couples! Best, Aisling & Michael"

We have not put any wedding pictures on our own social media ourselves yet, as we wanted to keep them images from the day more private - however, if we decide to change this, I'd be very happy to share and will come back to you then if that's ok?

Perhaps the highest praise for the hotel is that we are coming back for a few days this week from tomorrow, as we both could not think of anywhere else we'd rather spend our staycation in these strange times we find ourselves now in. Hopefully if you are around the hotel we may see you this week as it would be lovely to thank you in person!

Aisling & Michael


Lisa & Dave

Wedding Date: 31st Jan 2020

The Hardiman was the dream location for a wedding. From start to finish the level of professionalism shown by the staff was outstanding Special thank you to Valerie, the wedding planner, who made the whole planning experience stress free and enjoyable! From the day we booked the venue we were treated so well with exceptional food and exceptional service. The selling point for us was the hotel Ballroom. We know it’s a bit of a cliché but we really did have the best day of our lives!! Everyone, as expected, had only great things to say about the staff, food, rooms and the location. We couldn’t recommend the hotel enough!

All the best,

Lisa and Dave


 Kirsty & Michael 

Wedding Date: 30th Dec 2019

Hi Valerie, It has taken us until now to feel a little normal again after what was the best few days of all of our lives, so thank you very much for that. You went above and beyond our expectations and you will forever be in our hearts. We cannot thank all staff and managers at the Hardiman, everyone was just so accommodating and fantastic to us.


Elaine & Eugene 

Wedding Date: 16th Nov 2019

Hi Valerie, We both want to thank you for your outstanding service to us during the wedding and in the lead up to it. The Hardiman in general was wonderful but you really are one in a million Valerie and such a beautiful person to deal with as well. You went above and beyond and were so approachable and helpful. It really means so much to us. Like that I miss popping in and the chats. We really had a fairy tale wedding, thank you so much for helping make that happen. I will be spreading the word far and wide about the wonderful service you delivered. Chat soon Elaine

Claire and Pádraic Mac Giolla Bhríde 

Wedding Date: 26th Oct 2019 

Dear the staff of The Hardiman,

We cannot believe it is now a month since we got married. We would both like to express our thanks for the wonderful day you put on for our wedding day. Valerie, you were absolutely amazing. We were delighted with you the first day we met you. You put our minds at ease and you were wonderful at talking us through the day and for thinking of all the small bits and extra bits that would make the day that extra bit special for us.

Your communication was excellent with us and you were always so quick at responding to us and we knew you were always at the other end of the phone if we needed you. Although, we only met you a few times, we felt we had known you much longer. You always had a smile on your face and always made us feel very welcome. I can say, without any doubt that any couple would be safe in your hands and they would be extremely lucky to have you involved in the planning of their wedding...

You are an amazing Wedding Coordinator. Patrick, thank you very much for making us feel so at ease in the last few weeks in the lead up to our wedding. It was lovely to meet both Valerie and yourself before the big day to talk through the day. It was great to be greeted by such a friendly face when we pulled up to the hotel on our wedding day. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to chat to you much on the day but I could see you were so attentive to everyone. You told me you would make sure everything ran smoothly and it certainly did. Ultan, the amazing chef. We absolutely loved everything we tried at our tasting so you really made the menu choice a tough one. We were 100% confident about our meal going into the wedding and this meant so much to us as it was so important for us to have a great meal. The food was 5 star. Each meal was presented beautifully and tasted even better.

We were so happy knowing you were in the background. We greatly appreciated the efforts you went to for all of the coeliac guests. Thank you for the chats we had and for reassuring us all would be ok on the day. Stephen, you were fantastic. The ballroom looked absolutely beautiful. You were so attentive on the evening of our wedding and constantly checked in with us at the top table to ensure everything was ok. The service was top class; so quick, so smooth and all of the waiters were so professional yet friendly. Your attention continued over the weekend to our final departure on the Monday morning. Mary, you put definitely put in a late night shift and were kept on your toes all night. But you did every minute of it with a smile on your face. You had the bar running very smoothly upstairs and we have had many compliments about you in the residents bar. The tea you served to those who didn’t even ask was a HUGE hit and the gluten free sandwiches you made was very thoughtful of you.

Thank you also for the lovely sandwiches for the other guests at the end of the night. Sonja, you were so friendly to all of the guests and family from the moment I stepped out of the bridal car and we all really enjoyed the chats with you over the weekend. We hope to meet you again sometime in Invern. To all the staff from every department who helped to make our day special and who assisted in the day running so smoothly, we are extremely thankful. The Meyrick was an amazing venue to have our wedding in and it is a day we will always cherish. All of your staff were fantastic and this made our day. I would highly recommend the Meyrick to any couple looking for a wedding venue.

We look forward to popping in again soon. Man thanks, Claire and Pádraic Mac Giolla Bhríde 26th October 2019

Lauren & Martin Lynch

Wedding Date: 12th Oct 2019 

Dear Valerie, Stephen & Team, Lauren & I had the best possible experience with you and all of your staff at The Hardiman. You guys are incredible , We cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work in making our day perfect Martin & Lauren Lynch


Kym Butler & Phil Butler 

Wedding Date: 20th Sep 2019 

Hi Valerie, I hope all is well!

Phil and I just wanted to send through a quick email now that everything has calmed down a bit to say thank you so very much, you were amazing to deal with, our day could not have went so smoothly without you and all of your hard work. I can’t put into words how much we appreciate everything you did for us. We are over the moon with how the day went. Everything went off without a hitch and we had the best day of our lives! From the moment we decided that The Hardiman was where we wanted to get married, to the planning thereafter, to our wedding day and the days that followed, everyone in the hotel went above and beyond for us, nothing was too difficult. We received so many compliments from our guests on the decor of the hotel, the food and the staff on their outstanding customer service. Special mention to Conor, Ethan, Paul, Valerie and Steven. Thank you so very much, Galway and the hotel will always have a special place in our hearts. All the best, Kym & Phil Butler x


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