Wedding Testimonials

Real Weddings at Hotel Meyrick

To Paula, Margaret, Philip and all the team at Hotel Meyrick,

We would like to say a huge thank you for all your help in making our wedding such an amazing and memorable day for us and all our guests.

We initially thought organising our wedding from New Zealand would be a difficult task, however, after our first chat with Paula we knew we could not be in better hands. Every detail of the day was planned meticulously and every little question was promptly answered.

We felt we’d not only booked a wedding venue but also had an amazing wedding planner to help guide and remind us about everything we needed to do.

The day itself was perfect, the food was amazing, the staff were brilliant and our guests couldn’t have been better looked after. We would highly recommend Hotel Meyrick to anyone planning a wedding – you will not be disappointed.

We can’t wait to visit again on our next trip home!

Yvonne & Andy [10th of May 2019]

From the minute we met Paula we knew we had found the perfect wedding venue. She was always there to answer any question, no matter how big or small, and without delay. Her professionalism spoke volumes. 

The hotel was nothing short of perfect. We have been complimented on every aspect of the wedding from start to finish countless times.

Philip and Fred were fantastic on the day. The food was all we could have hoped for and more. 

Upon meeting Mags and going through the day itself we knew that everything would be of an incredible standard. 

On our wedding day Mags was waiting for us on our arrival. We were delighted to have been met by such a friendly face. She kept everything running smoothly throughout the day and Fred continued that throughout the night. Nothing was too much for anyone. 

We wouldn’t change a thing about our day and would highly recommend the Meyrick to anyone looking for a perfect wedding venue. 

Paula, Mags, Fred, Philip and all the staff.... Thank you for making our day what it was!

Grace & Ronan [ 23rd of March 2019]

To all the staff at Hotel Meyrick we could not have asked for anything more in the lead up and on the day of our wedding. The day itself was amazing from start to finish and exceeded our expectations. The staff were genuinely excited to be apart of our special day.  

When John and I decided to have a Christmas wedding there was no other venue that came to mind. With the Christmas market at its door step, the lights and the magical decorations, Hotel Meyrick really is the the heart of Christmas in Galway.    

From our first meeting with Paula, we felt so at ease and knew that we were in safe hands. She was so efficient and helpful, nothing was a problem and any suggestions we had were delivered to impeccable standards.   

Margaret was wonderful in the final weeks leading up to the big day. There was not one single detail overlooked. She ensured that nothing was forgotten on the day and that everything ran smoothly and efficiently enabling us to maximise our time with our guests.  She was waiting for us at the door on our arrival from the church and was on hand all day for anything that we needed. 

 To Philip the head chef and all his staff, we are still receiving compliments on the delicious meal.  

We can not thank you enough for making our day so special. Keep up the good work! 

 Shannon & John [22nd of December 2018]

Margaret & Paula,

 From the moment we got engaged The Meyrick was top of our list as our preferred wedding venue. I remember meeting you both briefly at the Wedding Fair in Leisureland and I knew I had to get Dave in to see the venue. 

On our first visit to the Meyrick and meeting Paula for a tour of the venue you made us both feel so at ease and you ensured that all our questions were answered. Paula, you are excellent at your job, you had the ability to make us feel like you knew us for years and that you were helping to plan our special day as a friend. We really appreciate all the help you provided arranging meal tastings, assisting with entertainment selections and last minute décor queries.

 Margaret, you too were a pleasure to work with to make our day so special. The level of service you promised at our first meeting was exactly what we got on the day. Everyone was so impressed with the attentiveness of all the floor staff on the day and the meal service and bar service ran so smoothly, much to the delight of our guests. When we arrived at the hotel following our ceremony, Margaret, you were there to literally catch me as got out of the car! I hadn’t anticipated the size of the dress and the height of the car 😁 It was the best way to be welcomed with loads of laughter. 

The reception area was buzzing with all of our guests who we could see were very well looked after with drinks and nibbles. The ballroom looked amazing, the table settings and candelabras were so stunning when we entered the room!! We were conscious of the sound system working perfectly during the speeches, as we had seen issues in other venues but of course this all went off without a hitch. Furthermore, the “singing waiters” took everyone by surprise, including Dave!! Thank you both for working with “Loveshack” to facilitate this, the whole room was electric when everyone got up to dance.

 As the band set up to play there was no delay between clearing away the dinner service and making room for the entertainment, again thank you for the prompt management of this as it meant our guests didn’t have long to wait until they could get on the dance floor. The whole evening went exactly as we had hoped thanks to the professionalism of Head Chef Philip, Margaret and Paula and indeed everyone who worked  on the day.

 We would recommend The Hotel Meyrick as a perfect wedding venue to anyone looking for the perfect wedding venue in Galway.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so memorable.

 David & Laura O’Connell [September 21st 2018]

From John and I, we just want to say another huge thank you for your help in planning and organizing our wedding.

As well as being on hand throughout the day to ensure everything and everyone was catered for.

Our guests had a blast, they loved the food, the plentiful wine and of course the fab newly decorated rooms.

I would recommend the Meyrick to a friend in a heartbeat and hope we will be back in future as guests to many more lovely Galway weddings

Mary & John [ March 15th 2019]

Dear Paula, Margaret, Phillip and the staff at Hotel Meyrick,

We just wanted to thank you all for everything that made us have such a wonderful day on December 28th.
Throughout the planning the process we found everything was really efficient and then on the day everything was done perfectly, with things catered for that I wouldn’t even have thought of; even Margaret pinning up dresses!!!!

We were so happy with the quality of the food and felt staff could not have been more helpful.

We all had a ball and would not change a thing, which I think says it all.
Thanking you all,

Áine and Stephen [December 28th 2018]

When we were deciding where to celebrate our wedding day, the Meyrick at Christmas time had no competition. The magical charm of the hotel, especially that time of year, is something I’ve admired since I was a child and to have our special day there was a dream. 

Our first meeting with Paula cemented how we felt.  She was so professional and proficient we knew we were in good hands and had absolutely nothing to worry about. She was so attentive.

Then we got to meet the equally amazing Margaret, who kept us on track with every detail of the planning all the way up to the day. Absolutely everything was under control, she made everything so easy. I cannot put into words how truely wonderful these ladies are, they are an absolute dream team, they are a credit to such a land mark hotel. It is because of them that we got to fully enjoy every minute of our day. To get out of the car as husband and wife and be greeted by Margaret’s warm welcome and hug instantly put me at ease. Thank you ladies from the bottom of our hearts. 

We would also like to thank Chef Philip and his team. After our tasting we knew how fantastic the food would be but for it to be done to such a high standard for so many people was just amazing.  

We cannot recommend the hotel enough.  We were made feel so special and so were all our guests.Thank you to all the staff for making our day perfect.

Joe and Sarah Connolly  [20th December 2018]

We are so grateful to the Meyrick for ensuring we had such an amazing day. 
From the moment we met Paula, she put us at complete ease. She instantly provided us with guidance and advice on how to approach the day, whilst always inviting our own personal touch. Margaret's methodical and concise approach to the day itself ensured that there was no stone left unturned, whilst simultaneously making the build-up feel wholly stress-free. Her and Paula's support in the approach to the day made it feel so easy and straightforward (and put us so at ease) that we actually felt that we must have been missing something. 

 The day itself presented us with a beautiful venue and, again, high levels of support and guidance when required; Margaret and her staff were always on hand to assist us whenever needed. The venue was spectacular and our all of our guests were all full of praise for it. We both found that the staff seemed to have a knack for ensuring the day ran perfectly to schedule. 

 We were also delighted with the standard of the food. Philip (the head chef) guided us through our food tasting prior to our wedding day with a personal touch and, again, despite it being a difficult decision to choose the menu for the day itself, made it as easy and straightforward as possible for us. 

 Overall, we couldn't give The Meyrick a higher recommendation. Their professionalism and care enabled us to focus our minds on all the other aspects of the day in the build up. Consequently, we never felt the need to worry about anything regarding our wedding venue. Thank you so much. 

Ruth & Martin [December 19th 2018]

After the parties and celebrations of our engagement waned, the perfect location for our wedding was a top priority. In the county of the bride, towering over Eyre Square with an air of grace, The Meyrick's timeless beauty and elegance was our first and only choice.

 Planning a wedding in Galway from China should have been a tiresome and challenging task, but not when you are dealing with Paula, Margaret and the rest of the team in The Meyrick.

 From the first enquiry email, to the calls, the job sheets, and the excellent vendor recommendations, Paula and Margaret genuinely took the time to consider what we wanted for our wedding day and offered nothing but the highest standards of professionalism and attention to detail. The attention we received from thousands of miles away with an 8 hour time difference was second to none. We want to extend our most sincere gratitude to you both and your team, for the continuous support you provided us.

 Our guests praised the staff in The Meyrick for their cheer, their helpfulness and their level of care.

Valet parking, luggage placement, and quick and easy check-ins allowed our guests to relax with tipple and some canapés beside the fire on a blustery December day while we had our photos taken.

 The Ballroom was decorated so tastefully with two beautiful Christmas trees at the top of the room.

Philip's top class cooking was another of our guests many compliments and with good reason; the food was outstanding.

A personal favourite of ours was the wine (and Guinness) which gave us just the right amount of Dutch courage before the speeches.

 The work behind the scenes in The Meyrick is top class.

To say "thank you" does not express our level of gratitude to you all for making our wedding day the happiest and most memorable of our lives.

We will be forever grateful for your kindness, your support and your endless commitment to us both.

 "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart."

 Lorraine and Colin [December 29th 2018] 

Amazing, magical and perfect, that's how we would describe our wedding day at Hotel Meyrick!

Our family and friends had a fantastic time, they all commented on the great food and service, and just how friendly all the staff were.

And with the location overlooking the Christmas Market, we simply could not have chosen better.

All of the staff were superb, but in particular Paula  for keeping us on track in the lead up to the wedding, every detail covered,  and Margaret for going above and beyond on the day (including helping with my dress).

Thank you for the memories.

 Eimear and Shane [Saturday 1st Dec 2018]

Paula & Margaret, 

We always knew we wanted Hotel Meyrick as our wedding venue. So much so that when we got engaged in Rome on a Sunday evening, we emailed first thing Monday morning to check the availability for our dates. We arrived back in Galway Wednesday evening, went in to view it on the Thursday and signed the dotted line immediately. There was no other place that could have come close to our perfect venue than yours.  

Where do we even begin to thank you both for everything you have done. From day one you have both been such a help to both of us in planning our perfect day. No task was ever too big and no question ever too silly! Emails were sent at crazy hours of the night from a sleepless bride who had just thought of something else and they were answered without any hesitation or judgement! 

From the moment we pulled up outside the hotel as husband and wife, we were greeted by Margaret and it was so nice to see a familiar smiling face welcoming us into the Meyrick. Giving us that time for just the two of us in the ballroom before greeting our guests was a lovely touch as it gave us a chance to relax ourselves before all the mingling started. 

One thing that all our guests commented on was the staff, every member of staff was so professional and took care of all our guests with ease. Little touches like  when we were all finished in the ballroom and the security staff member spotted my mother and father in the lobby and brought them both a cup of tea. Something so simple but meant so much to my parents.

What can I say about the food, can you pass on a massive thank you to Philip from not only the two of us, but all 200 guests. Everyone was commenting on how lovely the food was, our only complaint was that we ate so much that we couldn’t move for a while after!!! The lovely touch of making the Bride a separate dessert as I had preferred it in the menu tasting was just another thing on a long list of reasons that make your hotel so special. 

We rang in the new year surrounded by friends and family as husband and wife and we could not have wished for a better venue to do so. 

From the bottom of our hearts, a huge thank you. We couldn’t be happier that we chose this fabulous venue to celebrate our special day. We have made the most amazing memories that will last a lifetime and we will be recommending Hotel Meyrick for years to come. 

Thank you both so,  so much

Ciara & Feidhlim [NYE 2018]

From the moment we met Paula to enquire about weddings in Hotel Meyrick we knew the decision for our venue was made. Her professionalism was very evident. The hotel really provided us with a stress free build up to our wedding with the help of Margaret. She gave us a workable timeline in the weeks before the big day to ensure we were under no pressure and the stress was minimal in the lead up.

Nothing was ever a problem and you always got a prompt reply with any query we had. 

On the day itself Margaret ensured everything ran smoothly and we were ok at all times. She greeted us warmly on entering our reception and we immediately knew that whatever happened we were in great hands.

Our guests all commented on the food and service which was second to none.

We would highly recommend Hotel Meyrick to any couple who is looking for a wedding venue. It has the old style charm with a really elegant feel to it. All the staff we met couldn't do enough for us on the lead up to and throughout our wedding day. The location is perfect. We got married before Christmas and the markets on the square added a touch of magic to our special day.

 Averyl & Vinnie [ November 24th 2018]

We knew from the moment we contacted Hotel Meyrick that this was the venue we wanted for our wedding reception.

The grand decor of the hotel takes you to another era and the calm ambience is a long way from the hustle of Eyre Square!

Paula was amazing throughout the planning process - we had no issues planning from England which people are always surprised to hear, and we believe this is thanks to Paula and Margaret!

Margaret was like an additional bridesmaid and made the whole day go so smoothly.

It was a delight to meet Philip at the food tasting and all of our guests have commented on how fab the food was.

Steven and the team also provided amazing service on the day - we know they had a tough job trying to get us back to our seats for each course!

We made memories we will treasure forever and thank every member of staff at Hotel Meyrick for everything they did to give us the best day.

 Erin & Kevin [ October 20th 2018]

Booking the Meyrick for our wedding wasn't much of a decision, as we were overwhelmed with the old world charm and romantic feels from the foyer through to the stunningly beautiful ballroom the decision was made for us!  Of the 5 venues we viewed, this one was special and we were both quite emotional agreeing immediately for it to be where we would be married.  We were having our ceremony and reception all in the one place, and were delighted to be able to book this prestigious venue, a staple in childhood memories.

We met Paula on our first visit and her perfect balance of friendly welcome with such evident competencies fueled us to be fully confident in knowing we were in such safe hands. Throughout the 11 month run up to our wedding, Paula, and Margaret keep us on task with frequent contact and kept tabs of a running jobs list and timelines in a non-intrusive, helpful manner.  It honestly felt like we had hired a wedding planner between them both as they considered everything needed, not just hotel related jobs. We might email at 11pm or 7am and get an unexpected response immediately, it just made everything so easy for us and ensured we had everything sorted well in advance of our final weeks so we wouldn't be under pressure!

On the day itself, everything ran like clockwork  and a standout memory for Tim, who is superbly organised, was while he was fussing over something before the ceremony Margaret turning him to face her and saying calmly 'Tim, we've got this, everything is under control'. The professionalism of every detail about the day and attentiveness to the bridal party and guests was superb.

Our meals were amazing, with so many people complimenting the standards on such a scale of 170 people. We went for duck and seabass as our mains, and every dish was presented to such a high standard and cooked to perfection.

Our bridal suite was amazing, and had a view over Eyre Square. We stayed the night after wedding also and were constantly made to feel special all throughout the weekend.

All of the staff were wonderful, and we cannot thank them enough for making our wedding weekend so magical. A beautiful venue in itself is not enough, without such a strong team to make it perfect.

I cannot recommend the Meyrick enough and wish any other couples as wonderful a day as ours

Anna & Tim [ July 20th 2018]

Dear Paula, Margaret and all the staff at Hotel Meyrick.

 I have been putting off thanking you all, as I find it difficult to put into words how much we appreciate all you did for us in the lead up to our wedding day and of course on the day itself. 

 We got married just before Christmas and I'm still smiling thinking back on our wedding day. The service was exceptional. The hotel is a beautiful, timeless venue and really has a certain magic about it that's hard to put into words.

We had such a great day, everything went smoothly, but we appreciate that that was all down to Margaret, Paula and the team, who are on top of their game, true professionals. 

Thank you for taking such good care of us,

[ Caoilfhionn and Steven - December 21st 2018] 

Dear Paula and Margaret,

As we are celebrating 2 months being married, we look back on the best day of our lives with a big smile on our faces. The moment we viewed the Hotel Meyrick we felt the magic and that special something and we knew it was the perfect venue for us. Meeting Paula was a fantastic experience and put as at ease, as we knew we were in the best hands and wedding planning can be quite overwhelming. We decided on that day to have a Christmas Wedding after seeing the Hotel Meyrick dressed in its beautiful Decorations. The Magic of Christmas is definitely alive in the Hotel. We had the most wonderful and amazing day of our lives on November 25th, with our in-house ceremony, which was just beautiful, following our reception, where we were able to treat our international guests to Irish Oysters and our dinner reception in the beautiful Ballroom. From shaking before the ceremony to dancing away the night, we most definitely enjoyed every second, as the day was planned to the smallest Detail in advance, so everything ran smooth on the day and we did not have to worry about many things on the day, as the staff took care of anything. The planning process was great as every little detail was planned ahead of our big day with milestones and meetings closer to the date with Margaret, so we had time to really enjoy the day. Our international guests were also blown away by the day and venue and its timeless elegance, Christmas Magic and friendly Staff. We could not imagine any other venue for our wedding. We wish we could do it all over again!

We have such amazing memories and want to thank Paula, Margaret, Philip, Steven and all the wonderful staff at the Meyrick for making this wonderful day possible for us!  Words cannot describe the day, so here is a short video

 Lisa and Alan – 25th November 2018

We just want to say thanks a million for everything. The day went brilliantly and everything was organised to a tee. From day 1 the process ran smoothly with us being given regular updates along the way and promptly flagged whenever we were coming up to a milestone needing to be met. Everything we asked for was accommodated.

The room looked amazing for the ceremony  - I was blown away when I walked in that morning. My Mam was blown away also and she had never been to a humanist ceremony! Our guests were also blown away by the day and venue and there were plenty of remarks that it was one of the best weddings they attended...

Thank you for that day; being so professional all day, ensuring the day was perfect. For helping Deirdre all morning and keeping her calm. For being so welcoming to all of our suppliers. 

The staff in the Gaslight and waiting staff were fantastic and are a credit to the hotel. It really was the perfect location for our day.

Everything we asked for was arranged and the food on the day was a big hit. 

Deirdre & Dominic – Friday November 16th 2018

We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication in providing a fantastic venue for our special wedding day.

The reception food, drinks, main food  & drinks were delicious.  

The quality of everything and the attention to detail on the day was outstanding.

From the moment we contacted the Meyrick you have all been very helpful and we knew we were in good hands.

Every request was always dealt with and was never a problem.

The staff were so kind and friendly yet professional. Our guests spoke so highly of the fabulous food and venue.

Thank you all so much

[Samantha & Niall – September 14th 2018]


Growing up in County Galway, Hotel  Meyrick was always a landmark institution in the Galway cityscape, and for me had a a little bit of magic about it -  call it an air  of  "old world charm" . 

When we became engaged in 2016 it was the first venue we checked out and there really was no need to look any further! 

On meeting Paula at the initial viewing and walk-through, we were both convinced that  we were in supremely capable  hands.  Events transpired which meant that our wedding was delayed somewhat and we were fully supported and accommodated throughout that time which we are so, so appreciative of.  Not only are the staff at the Meyrick consummate  professionals, but they are also really good people.

As our wedding day drew closer,   Margaret came aboard to help us with the final preparations. People say that this stage in wedding planning can be daunting but Margaret was so ahead of the game - she kept us on track and pretty much made sure all tasks were accomplished so that we were able to really enjoy our wedding week.  The day itself ran without a hitch and feedback from our guests was very positive.

We have such found memories and want to thank Paula, Margaret, Chef Philip and all the wonderful staff at the Meyrick for making  that possible for us.  We love dropping in for a coffee  anytime we are in Galway to soak up the ambiance and the hotel holds a special place in our hearts. 

{Sinéad & Wes, Aug 31st, 2018}

We had the most amazing wedding day at the Meyrick. It goes without saying it’s a gorgeous venue, but what really made it special was the service we received from all the staff.

The day ran like clockwork due to the before, during and after care we received, most notably from Paula and Margaret.

Nothing was a problem for them and our day was the personal and special occasion we wanted.

All the stress we expected in planning a Galway wedding from London, was taken on by Paula and Margaret so when the day came we could enjoy every minute of it.

Thank you so much!!

Wendy & Kevin [ August 25th 2018]

Dear Paula, Margaret, Matea and Philip thank you all so much for a marvellous day at the Meyrick Hotel on the 24th August.

The choice was easy for us and knowing only too well the class of the Meyrick we knew it was the only wedding venue for us.

From the beautiful setting of the ballroom to the delicious food­­ on the day everything ran smoothly.

Our families and guests really enjoy their surrounds and the exceptional friendliness of the staff.   

Margaret and Paula were both sensational on the day and on the lead up the wedding, they really couldn’t have done enough for us. From organising the whole day to working the table plans they were so encouraging and helpful that nothing was ever a problem.


Matea was wonderful at hosting our guests and organising accommodation. We had many changes but nothing was ever a problem. We felt we were always in safe hands. All our guests were in awe of how amazing the rooms were!


Philip we loved the food! As we are huge foodies we couldn’t have been happier with what you created for our special day. 

We were so happy to have our wedding in such an iconic building and we will be forever grateful to the magic of the Meyrick Hotel staff who made our day incredible.

Newly weds Jonathon & Elaine [August 24th]

 We wish to sincerely thank Hotel Meyrick for all the hard work and dedication in providing a fantastic venue and day for our special wedding day.
From the moment we contacted the Meyrick and met Paula and Margaret we knew we were in great hands.
No job or task was too big or too small. It was always dealt with, with a smile and was never a problem.
The staff were so kind and friendly yet professional.
The quality of everything and the attention to detail on the day was outstanding.
People still speak so highly of the fabulous food and venue.
So many people also commented on how friendly and accommodating the staff were also on the day.

I would highly recommend Hotel Meyrick for a wedding or any special occasion.
We had such an amazing day and a lot of that was thanks to the dedication and hard work from all the team at Hotel Meyrick.
Thank you so much to all the team at Hotel Meyrick for giving us a day that we will always cherish.

Helen and Shane x – June 9th 2018

Our wedding was New Year’s Eve in Hotel Meyrick, Galway.
I cannot recommend this venue enough. From our first introduction, to booking and then planning from abroad, the staff were fantastic.
The team were so supportive, intuitively guiding us along the way.
The staff are experts in their field and went the extra mile to ensure we had the best experience.
The hotel itself is beautiful and feels magical especially at Christmas time.
We are so glad we went with our hearts and chose Hotel Meyrick, it exceeded our expectations.
Thank you sincerely

David & Amy- NYE 2017


To Paula, Margaret, Phillip and all the team at the Hotel Meyrick,

We cannot thank you enough for your part in making our wedding day so special and absolutely everything we had hoped for.

We had always loved the hotel’s timeless feel and classic décor and had enjoyed attending a couple of weddings at the hotel prior to considering it for our own. The ballroom in particular is truly stunning. However, what really impressed us from the start was the welcome and ease with which Paula guided us through our initial consultation and follow-up. Nothing seemed to be any trouble.  We instantly felt at home and knew that our guests would too.

From our first tasting last January to the menu served on the day; everything was sublime. We had a great time meeting head chef Phillip who graciously took on board our (very minimal!) feedback and so pleased with the abundance of delicious food and wine served on the day.

I cannot stress enough how much of a support Paula and later Margaret were to Ray and I in the lead up to our wedding. All questions were quickly followed up with a response, we had gentle reminders when necessary to keep us on course and knew that we were in safe hands in the final days so that we could relax and take-in the build-up and excitement of our day without worry.

We feel very lucky that the Hotel Meyrick is here on our doorstep and confident that we chose the best possible venue for our wedding. We could not recommend the hotel and your wonderful staff more highly and look forward to continuing a special relationship with you in years to come.

Warmest regards,

Ciara and Ray [June 2018]

We want to thank Paula, Margaret and the entire staff at the Meyrick, our wedding from start to finish was perfection. 

We are from the States and had almost 100 people travel for this wedding, which could have been extremely stressful.  From the start, Paula was incredibly helpful and responsive, which eased our nerves.  Once getting to the hotel, Margaret walked us through everything, eased our stress, and we could focus on enjoying our time in Ireland.  There was not one detail overlooked, from the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to the reception, with rave reviews of the food. If there were any issues, we were completely unaware which again, made our day so wonderful. The staff was incredibly helpful and polite throughout our stay, and we look forward to coming back again soon.  Wishing you all the best,

Kate & Gareth [April 6th 2018 ]

A huge thank you to all the wonderful staff at the Hotel Meyrick for providing us with a memorable wedding day!

From Cian who showed us around the hotel on day 1, to the lovely barman who made us ham sandwiches in the early hours of May 19th, you couldn't ask for better people to look after you and your guests. Special mention go to Paula and Margaret for putting us at ease throughout the entire planning process and also ensuring every detail went as planned on the day. We literally didn't have to worry about a thing. Also, thanks a mill to Aoife for all your help with reservations! Our guests commented on the professional and friendly service provided by all the staff, and the quality of the food, which was superb (cheers Philip and your team!!)! The ballroom looked stunning and is perfect for creating a lively atmosphere..and that dancefloor...!

In all, we couldn't have wished for a better wedding day and highly recommend the Meyrick as an ideal wedding venue. Looking forward to visiting the hotel again in the near future

Sandra & Tony Walsh [May 19th 2018]

Well what can we say, from the day we first stepped into the Hotel Meyrick, we received a warm welcome. And when we stepped into the magnificent ballroom and met the lovely Paula we knew this was the wedding venue for us. The whole feel of the hotel is very Art Deco -Exactly the style we were aiming for and the Meyrick had nailed it in one. The hotel is already a stunning venue but at Christmas it’s something else, some of our guests said it reminded them of the hotel out of home alone- lost in New York!

We were living in Birmingham so had to do a lot of our conversations by email, Paula was always there with guidance and answers for every little thing that might pop into our heads no matter how many emails I may send. There were also regular phone calls to run through finer details on the up run to the wedding, from menu choices to decor and general run down of our day.As well as meetings whenever we were home in Galway with Paula.

During our menu tasting we met Margaret who looked after us in the last few months up run to the wedding, another lady who couldn't do enough for us especially when we had last minute cancellations due to sickness and Storm Elenor!

Now the day itself was everything we could've wish for, all of our guests were waiting in the lobby to welcome us with all of the smiling faces and beautiful Christmas decorations it felt magical.Lots of little touches we had given, photos ,candles frames were all placed beautifully in both the lobby and the ballroom and how they arranged our cake table was stunning. I couldn’t have asked for more. Even though I changed some of the  table decorations in the last week this was no problem for Margaret and the team

Margaret was attentive to us throughout the meal and other guests were very complimentary about the waiting staff. The food was delicious, hot and seasonal and the portions were very generous, as well as being  offered seconds, some guest even had thirds! We had nearly 200 guests and the quality of the food was as if Philip and his team were only catering for a table of 5. A few of our friends had never been to an Irish wedding and were blown away by the standard of the food. One of our friends is a vegan and when the midnight buffet came out she was actually given her own platter of vegan friendly food, it’s those personal touches that make the Meyrick such a warm friendly and outstanding venue.

 The dance floor was never empty thanks to the amazing  band the weightless astronauts we loved the bit of bounce 😉 The bar staff, and night porters kept the drinks flowing into the early hours as we finished up in the oyster bar with a big singsong.

Paula, Margaret and all of the team at the Meyrick are so attentive and went above and beyond to make our day so special, perfect and personal to us. Can we do it all again??  If you are after a city wedding this is the place, we cannot wait to come back and relive some of the memories next year and see you all again!

Thank you so much, lots of love

Dearbhla and Christopher Haughey.[January 3rd 2018]

Outstanding and Exceptional!!

The first time Owen and I set foot in the Meyrick we knew that this was the venue for us. Paula, Margaret and all of the team at the Meyrick we so attentive, warm, reliable and professional. They were always only a phone call/email away and always followed up on correspondence and enquiries with absolutely no delay. Nothing in the entire preparation was ever too much trouble. Paula and Margaret made us feel so special, not just on the day but the entire 2 years that we were planning our wedding. They had our trust immediately.

On the day the Meyrick exceeded any expectations and blew not only us away but our guests too. The organisation of the day was second to none and Owen and I didn’t need to think about a thing as every attention to detail was covered. The 5 course meal we had was exceptional also, thank you Philip. This was amazing.

We were so proud to have been a bride and groom at the Hotel Meyrick and if we had a chance to re run our perfect day again we would. Paula, Margaret we couldn’t thank you enough for your hospitality you did us so proud and thank you for sharing and organising our very special day

 Alison & Owen McDonald. (27th April 2018)

Getting married in Hotel Meyrick was a truly magical experience, and even more so at Christmas time.
It is one of the few hotels in Galway that has managed to retain it's old world charm along with modern sophisticated touches that are evident throughout the building. Choosing a hotel is a nerve wracking decision but from the moment we first spoke to Paula all of our anxieties were put to rest.
Paula was amazing, all the way through the process nothing was too difficult or awkward, she was a constant support with advice readily available.
Our wedding was planned from abroad so I feel that Paula went beyond her duties to cater for us, even replying to a slightly frantic bride on Christmas morning.

On the run up to the wedding we met with the lovely Margaret who couldn't have done more for us on the lead up to the day, and on the day itself.
She ensured everything went as planned and we genuinely didn't have to think of a thing as Margaret was always one step ahead of us.
We can't compliment the staff enough from Phillip the chef who did two tastings with us to ensure we were happy with our menu, to the waiting staff- everyone was so warm and helpful. The dinner itself was delicious with both family and friends raving about it (as well as the breakfast the morning after!).
Having married in the Meyrick there is nothing that we would change- the hotel surpassed our expectations, the location was perfect for those travelling to explore the city in their own time and the Meyrick has a certain character that just can't be found in other hotels.

Cathy & Dermot [December 2017] 

From our first meeting with you, Paula, we knew we wanted to celebrate our marriage with our family and friends in the Meyrick Hotel. The Meyrick Hotel already held a special link with my family, with my own parents celebrating their marriage there 40 years previously (then being the Great Southern Hotel) but your warm personality and professionalism sealed the deal. Always available, ready to help and advice and ensuring that what we got was what we wanted. 

Coupled with meeting Margaret who took over the reins from you seamlessly towards the big day, we had no worries about everything running smoothly. Over the watchful eye of Jimmy, we enjoyed a fantastic meal (thanks Phillip and team!) and danced the night away in the magical, Christmas setting of the ball room. We didn't want the night to end! The attention to detailed shown was second to none and we couldn't have asked for a better place to start our married life together. 
Thank you, and the team, for everything and we hope to visit during the summer when we are settled back home.

All the best, Tracy & James xx [December 30th 2017]

"To all the staff at Hotel Meyrick that were involved in our Big Dea J in anyway.
Thank you all so much again for everything you did throughout our wedding including the lead up to the special day!

Neither myself or Gearóid had ever been to a wedding in Hotel Meyrick before, but we always knew it was the only place for us and our wedding reception.
It’s just so beautiful and especially around Christmas it just makes it even more special.The reception food, drinks, main food drinks were absolutely DELICIOUS. The day was amazing and exceeded all our expectations. But one thing, we mention on a daily basis, is how long with had with our guests before the meal. We had this pre-conceived idea that we’d be pulled in every direction to do this and that with the hotel and with the photographer, but it was the complete opposite. Both the hotel staff and Elizabeth Toher our photographer let us be, because they had EVERYTHING under control at ALL TIMES! More often than not, I’d turn around and Margaret would be there “Are you ok?-can I help you in anyway” She was just UNREAL….someone said to me the day after “Jesus every hotel, should have their own Margaret, she was on point!” Margaret you were EPIC in the lead up to the wedding and we thoroughly enjoyed calling into you for the chats before the big day, we never left any of our “meetings” without having the absolute craic-so thank you for making us feel so welcome at so relaxed about our wedding. You always ensured nothing was forgotten on the day so thank you for everything. The ballroom is just so beautiful and elegant and from the minute we seen it, that was always going to be it! Paula from the moment Gearóid got in touch to book the hotel before he had asked me-you were UNBELIEVABLE, you were so genuinely excited for us to get engaged. Paul, Phillip, Jimmy, Aoife (in res), Paula and Margaret YOU ARE ALL CLASS, thank you for being so awesome at your jobs and for all pulling together to give us the day dreams are made off.

Thanks so much again ladies (and gents) and to all the team at Hotel Meyrick. Wishing you all the success you most defiantly deserve in the future.See you soon"

Mr & Mrs G.O.Dea [December 2017]

On behalf of Kev and I, we just wanted to say thanks so much again for everything you did throughout our wedding. The day was amazing and exceeded our expectations. Everyone spoke so highly of the service, food and overall interior of the venue and ballroom.

Planning a wedding from Australia can be stressful but you both made it so easy and stress free. You replied to every email without delay, even at your busiest times and no matter how small the enquiry. Paula from the moment we met you we knew the Meyrick would be our chosen venue, you were an absolute pleasure to deal with and made this whole experience effortless. You managed our expectations at the beginning of the process and delivered on everything we initially set out to do. Margaret you were wonderful in the lead up to the wedding and ensured nothing was forgotten or delayed on the day, thank you for everything.You are both a credit to the hotel and we can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us.

For anyone looking to plan or book their wedding in Galway we highly recommend the Meyrick. The venue delivered five star service from the first consultation to the post wedding reception second day. Thanks so much again ladies and to all the team at Hotel Meyrick. Wishing you all happy belated new year.

Siobhan & Kevin Convey [December 2017]

Margaret, Paula, Philip, Aoife, Fred, Jimmy, Cathy and everyone at the hotel.

We can't put in to words how thankful we are for everything you have all done for us this past year.

From the minute we walked into the hotel last December we were treated like royalty. And every second of our wedding day was beyond perfect.Ye run a fantastic operation, every question, request, query was dealt with so much professionalism, kindness and class! The reception was everything we could have asked for, the ballroom was sensational - there is some bounce in that dance floor!!!! The service throughout and the way our guests were treated was top class!! People always say that the food makes a wedding and all I can say is that Philip and his team certainly delivered!! The fact that Philip met us twice to get the menu exactly perfect says it all!! All our guests commented on how great the meal was so thanks a million!!

We're so happy with the venue and can't thank you all enough! There is not one thing we could fault and we would recommend you to everyone.

All the best for 2018,

See you all soon,

Evan & Nora [December 2017]

"From the moment we walked into Hotel Meyrick and met with Paula – we knew, without any hesitation – this is where we wanted to have our wedding. We were blown away by the ultimate luxury, professionalism, hospitality and by the genuine expression of excitement from the staff about being a part of our wedding. We could not have asked for anything more. Engaged in November 2016, we booked the Meyrick within a couple of days. We got married on the 25th November 2017 and we can honestly say Paula, Margaret and the whole Meyrick team were an absolute dream to work and plan a wedding with.

Nothing was ever a problem and everything we suggested was delivered to impeccable standards. Over the year, we got to know them all so well which made us feel so comfortable on the day and in the lead up.We totally trusted in their ability to know what we wanted and give us the day we had dreamed of. Both Paula and Margaret are rapid fire on the email and phone and will never leave you waiting for any response which is so unique. This really made the whole process such a breeze (often not a common sentence for a Bride and Groom to say – but the Meyrick really is the exception). We never worried once about our wedding reception because we were so confident that our guests would be as impressed with the high standard as we were – and they certainly were. We are still getting guests complimenting us on the amazing setting, spectacular food and the professional staff. We are so thrilled we were one of the very lucky couples who had the opportunity to get married in the Meyrick.We cannot recommend it as a venue highly enough.

Paula, Margaret, Philip, Paul, Jimmy, Aoife and everyone who made our day so special, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You’re all amazing. We just wish we could do it all again."

Elaine and John Staunton [November 2017]

"Within five minutes of meeting the lovely Paula we knew the Hotel Meyrick was the place to hold our special day. The hotel itself is exceptional with a beautiful warm old world ambience. The ballroom was the unique selling point for both of us. A special mention to Paula and Aoife in Reservations who were always on hand to answer any queries we had. The organisation/efficiency displayed by both didn’t go unnoticed to a super busy bride….. who needs a wedding planner when you have these ladies.

An extra special mention to Margaret, this lady could run the country. She ensured the build-up was effortless, stress free and enjoyable. I loved popping in for the chats and she made a buddy for life in our seven year old who still asks after her. A number of guests commented on how smooth the day ran and how the lovely Margaret was front and centre of it all. Thanks also to Jimmy who was the duty manager and assisted with some of the finer details the day before and after the wedding.

The day itself went off without a hitch, we had a civil ceremony and the ballroom was set up beautifully. Not to mention it was turned around for our wedding reception in the blink of an eye. The feedback from all our guests was the same across the board. From the moment they walked out of the ballroom door they had a drink and canapé served to them while enjoying the beautiful piano backdrop. Everyone commented how the food was of the highest standard and efficiency of the meal service throughout. Thank you to all the staff for the truly memorable day in which we will never forget."

Noel, Caitriona & Sam Rodgers [Nov 2017]

"The Meyrick made our special day!  It’s true what they say - your Wedding Day flies by and, to a large extent, the Bride and Groom are on auto-pilot. However, the staff of the Meyrick ensured everything went to plan and facilitated our every need, as well as the needs of our guests. In particular, Paula and Margaret were great with helping us organise from the moment we booked, all the way up to the day of the wedding... and even into the days following! We are forever thankful for their warmth and professionalism. We believe the Meyrick to be one of the top hotels in Galway and, given its location in the middle of the city as well as its style, décor and heritage, provided both the atmosphere and the convenience we wanted for ourselves and our guests. We can’t recommend it enough!"

Lisa & Chris [June 2017]

Living in Galway for well over a decade I had always adored the Meyrick.

The building has such a presence and class that is unparalleled in any other venue in Galway. Once we got engaged after moving to New York, there was no question, I knew straight away that the Meyrick would be the place! From the start Paula and Mags made planning and organizing the big day an absolute breeze. 

Through a series of emails I felt as though I was planning it with old friends, not just experts in the field. They were so responsive and helpful through the whole process, not to mention hilarious! When the time came for David and I to come back for the big day we were welcomed with open arms. From the very early start of the day up to the very very late end (sorry, we just didn’t want the party to end!) we were looked after. Every detail was executed perfectly.

The ballroom was beautiful and surreal during our ceremony and transformed into the perfect party spot for the dinner and dancing.Everything from the setting, décor, the gorgeous food, service and timing of events were impeccable.  We are still hearing from our guests that it was the wedding of the century!

Everyone says that weddings are extremely stressful but the entire staff were brilliant and made it so easy and seamless. We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.  I don’t believe I could ever thank Paula and Margaret enough, absolute legends! 

I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives

Cait & David Carton [August 2017]

As I began the search for a location to get married, I was very uneasy about it because my fiancée at the time and I live in Canada and would be getting married in Galway.I thought, how is it possible to plan a wedding from a different country? As soon as I stepped into The Meyrick, I was met with very welcoming staff and of course a gorgeous, stunning hotel. However, it was when we were introduced to Paula that most of my fears faded away and the thought of planning abroad with her help seemed feasible. The whole process was so organized and laid out for me step by step by both Paula and Margaret. These  ladies made the process so fun, exciting and stress free and I always looked forward to their emails.

 A few days before the wedding we met with Paula who eased all my concerns and we were reassured that everything is complete and the day would go flawlessly…AND IT DID. The weather was torrential but Paula and the staff at the hotel were ready to get my family and I into the car without a drop of rain on us. Staff took care of my guests every step of the way throughout the day and into the night. Everything was coordinated so flawlessly!!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the service throughout the evening.The dinner came out in perfect timing and everyone had their food at the same time, which was fantastic! (it’s not like that in Canada). Everything was hot and absolutely delicious, my compliments to the chef! The staff throughout the night did an amazing job announcing speeches, tending to guests needs and anything that was asked of them.

From our arrival to Ireland until the day we left; ourselves, our guests and all my family we were treated like royalty by such an amazing hotel and their staff. 

We cannot thank Paula and The Meyrick enough for making our dreams a reality and for giving us the most perfect wedding day we could have dreamed of.

We look forward to staying with you soon.

Lots of Love: Tomás and Stefanie Mc Donagh [August 2017]

A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone at the Meyrick for making our big day so, so special.

The decor, the drinks, the food, the dance floor (!!) - everything was absolutely perfect! Our guests had a brilliant time, especially our Canadian contingent who travelled over for the celebrations. (Paula even found a Canadian flag to fly outside as a beacon to those arriving!)

As expats living in London, planning a wedding in Galway posed its own challenges. Paula and Margaret were, however, absolute life-savers. No question was too little and no ask to large. From flowers, hair dressers, car rentals, dry cleaners - they had an answer and advice for everything.

Paula, you're an absolute legend. Thank you for holding my hand through the whole process - I genuinely don't know what I would have done without you. You took what could have been a stressful experience and made it so enjoyable. You made us, our families and all of our guests, feel so special. It truly was a magical few days! xx

Ciara & Brian Costello  [June 2017]

We got married on June 24th this year and had our wedding reception at Hotel Meyrick. Wow from start to finish!! From our first meeting with Paula, where we instantly booked our date, without looking anywhere else, right through to checking out after our wedding, we encountered nothing but a 5 star service all the way.

It is a truly beautiful hotel and an icon of Galway city. Throughout the year and a half of planning, Paula was just amazing, with regular emails to help us in any and every way.  The weeks leading up to our wedding were made so enjoyable and easy with the help of Margaret. We felt like we had our own wedding planner with her by our side! We got constant feedback and reassurance from Margaret, which is truly invaluable to any couple in the final stages of wedding preparations.  Margaret also went out of her way to include my son Jake in the preparations, he loved calling into the hotel in the months leading up to the wedding and she gave him a VIP status on the day!

On the day, the ballroom took our breath away! Its simplicity and eloquence makes it one of a kind. So many of our guests are still talking about the pre-dinner reception in the lobby; the décor, the music, the attention to detail from all the serving staff. Equally during the meal, it was easy to see that Paula and Margaret had it so well organised, as our guests also mentioned that there was always a member of staff at hand to help.

The food was simply divine! Everything on the day ran smoothly.

A final mention to the bridal suite which was gorgeous and screamed old world aristocracy, we felt like a Lord and a Lady!

We would highly recommend the Hotel Meyrick as a dream venue for your wedding. The hotel will always hold a very special place in our hearts and with our families. Thank you to all the team at Hotel Meyrick.

Sharon & Mark [June 2017]

We had an absolutely excellent wedding day in the Hotel Meyrick. Every single concern was addressed and there was always somebody close to hand to support us on our big day. In the build up to the wedding day we found yourself and your team to be so accommodating and supportive. I know I made an ask to change the wine selection on the day before the wedding and there was also a late ask to add a person to the table plan. Both requests were dealt with very swiftly and professionally by you and your team. It was this level of responsiveness that really enabled myself and Annema

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