The most important part of your wedding day! Your Ceremony will be typically one hour in duration, however photographs of the bridal party on the altar afterwards may take about 20 minutes. Therefore, between the bride arriving that few minutes fashionably late and the photographs afterwards, allocate 1.5 hours for the Church.
Although we see couples coming from churches from all areas, the closest and most popular are The Augustinian, The Cathedral, The Claddagh Church and the Church at NUI Galway.
There are many beautiful locations to take your wedding photographs located around Galway City and in close proximity to the Meyrick Hotel Galway. A favourite among past wedding couples have been the grounds of NUI Galway or the Claddagh. There are lots of lovely areas within the Meyrick Hotel that are ideal for photographs. At the foot of the winding stairs or in the bridal suite, where Victorian windows with the view of Eyre Square in the background have produced some wonderful images.
To see a selection of the beautiful weddings that Hotel Meyrick has been proud to host, please click here.
After the wedding ceremony the guests will arrive to The Meyrick Wedding Hotel in Galway welcomed by our resident pianist, creating the atmosphere with his wonderful music. Couples are however able to bring in their own choice of entertainment for this part of the day.
Your guests can enjoy catching up and availing of the drinks reception on offer. The wedding party are greeted by management a short while later by a champagne & red carpet reception leading onto the steps of the Hotel Meyrick.
Following a consultation with the bride and groom, guests will be called to the Connemara Suite for dinner to be served.
The top table can be set for any number of people as you have in your bridal party plus clergy and parents.
Speeches & Toast
There are many different formats to speech making but the following is quite a standard format, the Brides Father, Grooms Father, Groom, Bestman. However, more recently brides and bridesmaids also make speeches in between.
Cutting of the Cake
The cutting of the cake frequently happens after the main course and is served at the evening reception.
The dance floor is cleared for the evening entertainment. The band normally plays for two hours followed by the DJ, who plays till the early hours.
Bridal Couple Testimonial
Hotel Meyrick was a brilliant choice as a wedding venue in Galway with its magical ballroom and convenient city centre location. In our opinion Hotel Meyrick is unrivalled as a wedding venue in Galway city. The positive reaction of all our guests to the hotel confirmed what made us choose Hotel Meyrick for our wedding - friendly personal service, quality accomodation and delicious food. Management and staff at the hotel made organising our big day very straightforward and stress free, which was fantastic as we were organising our wedding from Dublin. A very big thank you to all the staff for making it such a memorable day. We couldn't recommend Hotel Meyrick highly enough! Marie & Brian - May 2010
Let the Hotel Meyrick be your perfect wedding venue in Galway and we shall take care of all your special requirements on the day. Call us on 091 564041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.