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Wedding Hotel Athenry

A small selection from some of our very happy couples

Fiona & Joe, 25th October 2020.

Our first contact in the Raheen Woods Hotel was Oisin. He was very helpful to both of us. We are both local to Athenry and always heard of how wonderful weddings are there. A fabulous hotel with extremely very welcoming and helpful management and staff. We got married in the pandemic with reduced numbers due to restrictions. The décor and ambience of the function room for our reception was absolutely fabulous. The meal was only out of this world and would recommend the hotel 100%. Thank you again to all at the Raheen Woods in who made our wedding day so special.

 

Joe & Fiona Mullins

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Christina & Michael, 3rd September 2020.

My husbands family have been going to RWH for over a decade now - for birthdays, communions, confirmations and graduations. It’s always been a very special place to our whole family but as of the 3rd of September last year it is even more special to us all - my husband and I in particular! This is because we were luck enough to have the reception to our wedding day at RWH on that very special Thursday. Myself and Michael had been engaged for over two years and together for almost eight at the time and our wedding was due to be held three months earlier in Belfast but due to Covid was cancelled - more than once.

Then, our family suffered a terrible loss. Michael’s granny passed away very suddenly in June of 2020. This shattered everybody’s world and came as such a shock to us all. Granny (as everyone called her) had made myself and Michael promise that after so much upset and postponements that no matter what we would get married on the 3rd of September (our second set date), even if it meant getting married in Mayo rather than in Belfast as originally planned. After weeks of grieving and wondering what to do about our wedding day, we made the decision to keep that promise to Granny.

She also absolutely loved Raheen Woods Hotel - in fact the last big celebration we had had there was her 70th birthday party just a few years before! So, when we faced the reality that we would be getting married in Mayo there was no other hotel that we would have even considered!

Within the space of just a few short weeks, worries about ever changing restrictions and amazing help from the team and staff at RWH, we had our big day with 32 people and when I tell you it was a fairytale it really was! The stuff of dreams!

Even though we know how amazing the staff are at RWH, we never expected what we got considering they only had 3 weeks to organize everything.

The room was absolutely stunning - an absolute dream! The service and food was amazing and we didn’t even feel the 11pm curtain call because we had had such an amazing day!

We can’t thank Oisín, Lester and Maria enough for all of the effort they put in to make or big day so special! Also, thank you so much to Detta, Joe, Jordan and the other lovely servers who helped everything go off flawlessly on the day. A massive thank you to Pawel for hosting a gin tasting for our day two aswell - he was amazing and we all had so much fun! Us newlyweds and a couple of our close friends spent a third night at RWH for dinner and a few drinks before traveling home the following morning and everything was amazing then too! Lester and Oisín kindly helped us to the cars with our bags on departure too.

As I said before, Raheen Woods Hotel has always had such a special place in mine, Michael’s and our family’s hearts and it will forever be even more special due to that amazing day we had on the 3rd of September 2020.

Everyone still talks about our wedding day almost six months later and I we have no doubt we’ll still be talking about it for many years to come!

We can’t wait until we can get back to our home away from home!

 

Love, Christina & Michael McGuinness 

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David & Martin, 1st November 2019. 

We had the most amazing day at our wedding in the Raheen Woods hotel. We can not recommend them enough as a wedding venue. Frances and all the hotel staff were incredible and looked after us and everything we needed and asked for. The whole day was a magical experience.

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Michelle & Thomas Durnin, 19th July 2019.

 We met Oisin Nevin on the 7th October 2018 after a friend told us we just had to check out the Raheen Woods Hotel as a possible venue for our upcoming wedding. The second we walked through the door we were greeted with a smile and a friendly face. We briefly explained what we wanted and without hesitation or delay we were directed to a Mr Oisin Nevin. Oisin asked us what our dream day looked like, no matter how simple or extravagant, he assured us he could help us. 

We were shown to the ballroom/ceremony room and I was immediately struck by the hotels amazing decor and attention to detail, in every aspect. We were given copious amounts of information, more than any other establishment we had visited since becoming engaged. We left with smiles on our faces and there and then decided it was definitely the place we wanted to marry. From there on we worked with Frances Doyle together with Oisin and to say they were helpful and cooperative and informative wouldn’t do them justice. No request was too big, no email was unanswered no call was missed. They were unbelievably accessible and always available to give me the best advice or answer any query I had . I knew we were in good hands for our big day.

On the day itself we were blown away, they literally brought our dreams to life, I didn’t have to think about a single thing, not one, as they had everything under control. Frances the life saver was not only my coordinator for the day she became my fourth bridesmaid, my stand in child minder, my photographers assistant , my relative wrangler and 100 other things all while keeping the day running smoothly and retaining a smile on her face like it was nothing, I genuinely don’t know how she does it but she deserves all the recognition for her amazing work, they both do. Oisin I soon learned ran the smoothest sailing ship when it came time to our reception, the staff at the Raheen Woods Hotel are like no other I’ve encountered. Each and every guest at our wedding commented on how they couldn’t do enough for them as they glided around the ballroom. Oisin and Frances made sure we were at ease and relaxed 100% of the time and our two girls who were our flower girls were made to feel like princesses. I would highly recommend Raheen Woods Hotel to any future bride and groom, but I recommend Oisin and Frances more if that’s even possible. We were incredibly lucky to have them as our guides on this momentous occasion and I’m proud to call myself a Raheen Woods Hotel Bride.  

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Regina & Declan, 14th June 2019.

We had our wedding reception at the Raheen Woods hotel on the 14th of June. We were impressed from day one when we met Lester and he took us through everything the hotel has to offer. It certainly did not disappoint and we are so delighted we chose the Raheen Woods Hotel for our wedding reception.

Frances, our co-ordinator was a dream to work with, nothing was too much of an ask. Leading up to the wedding she gave us very valuable advice on the little details that you wouldn't have even thought of and was brilliant on the day itself ensuring everything was perfect and we and all our guests had everything we needed.

The hotel itself is beautiful with a separate entrance and lobby exclusive to the wedding party and was very tastefully decorated for our wedding. The gardens are fabulous and the outdoor seating was welcomed on the sunny afternoon.

The food was exceptional and the service provided by Frances, Oisin and all the staff on the day was superb. They were so  professional, approachable and friendly.
This has all been reiterated again and again to us by many of our wedding guests.
The bar was well staffed with experienced bartenders and a prompt service which was so important to us.

We would like to thank you for making our special day so amazing and relaxed and we highly recommend the Raheen woods to any couple looking for the perfect venue.

Regina & Declan

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The Mullins Family, 6th April 2019

From the first meeting with Frances, we knew the Raheen Woods Hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. There is such a welcoming, friendly atmosphere in this beautiful hotel. The service we received from start to finish was second to none. Frances and her team went above and beyond to fulfil any requirements we had. All our guests enjoyed everything about the hotel. We would highly recommend any newly engaged couple to consider the Raheen Woods Hotel. Thank you Frances, Lester and all the team for making our day so special. Kelley, John and Millie Mullins x

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Lynn & Conor, 5th April 2019.

We had our wedding in The Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry on April 5th. From the moment we met Frances we knew that our wedding would be everything we wanted. During the preparations she was always available to answer any questions or offer advice. On the day she was simply amazing, from fixing the veil, calming nerves and bustling the dress she really exceeded all expectations. The whole team at the hotel were so friendly, helpful and professional and as a result our wedding day was truly fantastic.

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Patricia & James, 20th October 2018

“We got married in Oct and had our reception in the Raheen Woods.. WOW what a hotel!... it was amazing ..the service,the staff,the hotel function room,bedrooms and surroundings were all 5 stars.The management & staff went above and beyond to make our day amazing. A special mention to Lester ,Frances ,Oisin & Pawel for all their help and advice to help us organise our day.We would highly recommend the Raheen Woods for your wedding. 5 star rating!!!!”

 Patricia & James

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Joanne & Brian, 12th October 2018.

From the moment we met Frances; bubbly, warming and professional. She made choosing the Raheen Woods a very easy one. She went through in so much detail what Raheen Woods had to offer. She listened to our needs and our requests and did not disappoint. Frances efficiency and regular contact made the lead up to our wedding very stress free. On the day of the wedding  we were so relaxed as we knew France, Oisin, Pawel and the Team would look after us, our families and our friends but they exceeded our expectations. Constantly checking in with everyone to ensure they had enough to eat, their exquisite professionalism serving the top table and the friendliness of all the staff both the night of the wedding, at reception  and in the breakfast room. We can't thank you enough for how much you made our day so special. 

Thank You, Joanne & Brian. 

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Amanda & Fergal, 24th August 2018.

Fergal & myself were married in the Raheen Woods on Friday the 24.08.2018. Our very first encounter with Frances & staff we were hook line and sinker.... Frances, Lester, and Oisin could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We meet with Frances and within minutes I knew that this is where we would have our wedding day, She was so helpful and amazing in every way. We were so impressed by the service that all the staff provided to us on the lead up to our wedding day and the day itself. We never felt like just a number with the Raheen Woods, we felt that we mattered and that management and staff would bend over backwards to assist us in our planning and they did in every way possible.

The location was perfect for both families & friends. The function room itself was perfect for our number of guests (220). It was big but yet cosy and intimate and also exclusive to the rest of the hotel. Reception area is perfect with a nice bar area. The food that was served on the day was nothing but delicious. It was vey hot, tasty and great presentation. There was no table left waiting and had plenty of everything. The staff were amazing and helpful to all the kids which meant a great deal to parents. The owner Lester was going around with gravy I mean that to me speaks volumes in a business now days. We have spoken with a number of our guest since the day and everyone has raved about the friendly and professional staff and the family atmosphere they experienced throughout their stay at the Raheen Woods. Guests have even said they will book a weekend back to Raheen Woods in the summer next year with their families as they were so impressed.

I would highly recommend the Raheen Woods to any couple who are looking to get married. Frances, Oisin and Lester catered to our every need and request throughout the whole wedding process.

We wanted our day to be perfect and we set our standards high as it is one of the most important days of your lives and I can honestly say that our expectations were met.

Frances, Oisin and Lester, we are so grateful to ye for making our wedding day one of the most memorable days of our life.

From the bottom our hearts thank you so much for everything.

All our love

Amanda & Fergal Casey.

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Stacey & Eoin, 20th July 2018

Eoin and I had a spectacular experience from start to finish on our Wedding Day. From our first meeting with Brian and Frances we were so impressed with the venue and with what it had to offer. A massive thank you to Frances, Oisín and the team for their fantastic work. Thank you for making our day special. 

Kind regards

Stacey & Eoin

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Roisin & John, 30th June 2018.

We picked the Raheen Woods as our wedding venue because of all of the little extras offered in the package. We had also been to a wedding there a few years back and really enjoyed our experience as guests. As a half Irish/half Scottish wedding we were delighted to see the option of a bagpiper came as part of the package!! We were not disappointed.

We live in Scotland so planning a wedding from abroad could have been tricky but the Raheen Woods made it easy for us. We had a couple minor issues which we had to raise with the hotel during planning but in all our dealings the hotel staff were professional, courteous, and everything was resolved to our satisfaction.

Frances in particular was an absolute star in the lead up and particularly the day before when the groom and groomsmen were setting up. She had great advice on the best way to do things and helped with setting up the tables the way we wanted but also in a way that worked for them. She even helped assemble our cake for us the morning of the wedding!!

On the day the staff could not have been more accommodating to us and to our guests. Many of our guests’ feedback was on how great the staff were, always making sure everyone was happy. We had several guests with dietary requirements and they all reported being very well catered for. Our three-year-old nephew at one point had a meltdown during dinner and my sister said the staff were very attentive, seeing if they could help in any way. Our two-year-old niece was also asleep when dinner was served but the staff made sure to serve her dinner fresh when she woke up an hour later – a lovely gesture which wasn’t requested but much appreciated.

We have had feedback from loads of our guests on how great the food was – both the quality of the dishes and the fact we were offered seconds of meat, veg and sauces. Guests also fed back on how great the cutting of the meat ceremony was with the head chef Paul.

We cannot thank the staff enough for always seeming to go above and beyond to make sure our guests and ourselves were happy – even the following day, at breakfast and picking up our bits from the function room.

Aside from the wedding; the suite, the reservation staff, bar, leisure centre and spa were all excellent. We are definitely looking forward to coming back to stay in the hotel again!

Many thanks again,

John and Roisín

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Sara & Enda Moran, 23rd June 2018.

My husband and I got married on the 23/6/18 and had our reception in the Raheen Woods Hotel. From our first encounter with Frances and Oisín we were very impressed with the venue and what it had to offer. 
Big thank you to Catherine and Oisín who couldn’t do enough for us on the day! Ps Frances, no need to worry when your away, Catherine is a mini version of you! �
Have to commend all the staff for the fantastic service on the day and the food was absolutely beautiful. 
Thanks for a wonderful day from start to finish and making our day special.

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Thanks so much Frances, Lester and all the staff at Raheen Woods for our fabulous wedding day.Ye couldnt have done enough to ensure that ourselves and all the guests had the best day possible.The food was fabulous, we loved the decor of the room and the way it was setup and all the staff were just amazing and were so friendly and helpful in everyway possible. We just can’t thank ye enough for giving us the most amazing wedding day and we will always be grateful for everything ye did for us.

Amanda & Niall

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Ruth & Pat, 25th May 2018.

Ruth and I were married in the Raheen Woods last Friday the 25/5/18, from our very first encounter with the staff and the location, we were blown away. Frances, Lester, Brian and Oisin could not have been more helpful and accommodating and they catered to our every need. We were so impressed by the service that all the staff provided to us on the lead up to our wedding day and the day itself.

The location is beautiful and the food that we were served on the day cannot be matched. We have spoken with a number of our guest since the day and everyone has raved about the friendly and professional staff and the family atmosphere they experienced throughout their stay at the Raheen Woods. If anyone is the process of looking for their perfect location on their big day, look no further than the Raheen Woods and their staff.

Frances, Brian, Oisin and Lester catered to our every need and request throughout the whole wedding process without query. We wanted our day to be perfect and we set our expectations very high and I can honestly say that our expectations were met and then exceed by a great deal.

Frances, Brian, Oisin and Lester, we are so grateful to ye for making our wedding day one of the most memorable days of our life. Thank ye so much.

Pat and Ruth Foley

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Hazel & Peter McGuinn, 24th March 2018.
 
Myself and Peter got married in the Raheen Woods on the 24th March 2018. From the minute we walked into our first meeting with Lester we felt at ease and also we felt like our wedding was very important to them, which is not a feeling we got in some other venues. We kept in touch in the lead up and then in the final few months we were dealing with Frances, she was exceptional, even giving us little tips for things to do on the day, so sensitive when dealing with any issues or worries we had, always replied so promptly and put us at ease. The day itself ran so so smoothly and I cannot tell you all the people that have commented on the venue, mentioning everything from food to service to cleanliness. The only problem is that we can’t do it all again! Thank you for everything!
 
Hazel and Peter McGuinn.
 
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Geraldine & Tommy, 30th December 2017. 

I cannot praise Raheen Woods Hotel enough! They gave me and my Husband the best weekend of our lives!!! They treated us with such kindness & warmth from the very first day we met right up to our wedding day. Their professionalism was outstanding, they went over and beyond for us. I have to give a special mention to the fantastic wedding coordinators Frances & Lester. They made everything so easy, stress free and enjoyable for the both of us. All our guests complimented the service and food on the day of the wedding. It is such a fabulous hotel and the grounds are unreal for photos, especially ours 30th December with all Christmas decorations & Royal Tara Christmas lights outside.

4 star hotel 5 star service 

Geraldine & Tommy

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Natasha & Daniel, 29th December 2017.

The Raheen Woods Hotel was the first venue we visited when we started looking for a wedding venue, and it was a very easy choice to make in the end as no other location came close to it. It ticked all of the boxes, especially having the private entrance and lobby area for our wedding guests. The hotel and the grounds are fabulous. Frances was such a great help to us right from the very first day we met her. Nothing was ever too much and she gave us great bits of advice relating to the whole day and not just the wedding reception. Everything was always well under control and completely organised.  We have received so many compliments from wedding guests about the excellent food and professional top class service provided by Frances and all of the staff in the hotel on our wedding day. They went above and beyond their duties to make our day amazing and make sure all of our guests were very well looked after.  Thanks so much to all of the staff for making our day so memorable and giving us the best day of our lives. We would highly recommend the Raheen Woods to anyone who is looking for a wedding venue.

Natasha and Daniel

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Robyn & Ross, 28th December 2017.

We had our wedding in the Raheen Woods Hotel on the 28th of December 2017. Lester and Fran took time, care, and gave attention to detail when going through our requests and menu choices prior to the wedding. The Wedding was one of the most magical days of our lives. The management and all of the staff went above and beyond their duties with their care, attention to detail, and effort when it came to making us, and all of our guests feel totally looked after. Their table service was top class, the food was amazing and the room looked fabulous. All of our guests were gushing about how wonderful the food was, and how accommodating, and attentive all of the staff were.

Thank you all so much.

Ross & Robyn

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Jennifer & Paul, 29th September 2017.

We initially viewed the Raheen Woods Hotel as a possible venue for our wedding on a close friends recommendation. It was an easy pick in the end, the personal touches even on our first meetings with Brian and the ease we felt had sealed it as our venue. The amazing attention to details, easy communication was very important to us as we were organizing our wedding from abroad. It was a stress free journey all the way. On our wedding day 29/09/17, the amazing hospitality, organization and little touches continued to ensuring we had the best day of our lives.

I cannot thank all the staff enough including especially Lester and Brian, it was the most spectacular weekend full of laughs, amazing food and service, and all who travelled from Monaghan are still talking about their weekend in Galway.

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Martina & Johnny, 1st September 2017

On 1st September we tied the knot in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry. We were not very familiar with the hotel but it made a huge impression on us as we walked in the lobby of the hotel. It was just so clean, bright and spacious. Even though we were looking at a number of hotels I think we knew early on that we fell for the Raheen Woods! We booked in February after meeting with the wedding co-ordinator Frances, she was just so helpful and down to earth. She was very easy to talk to, listening to all of our ideas as well as suggesting some of her own. When Frances went on maternity leave Oisin took over, nothing was too much to ask. On occasion when we visited the hotel for a meal Oisin would ask if there was anything he could do for us regarding the wedding. We had a lot to do between February and September but we never had to worry about anything regarding the hotel, everything was taken care of.

When it came to the big day, everything was in order. We had our civil ceremony in the beautifully decorated DeBurgo Suite. Everything was running smoothly until the bride couldn’t close the buttons on her gown, in steps the real hero, Lester, not all heroes wear capes! The meal was beautiful with many of our guests commenting on it and the seconds of meat and veg offered. The service was second to none, the staff all round were lovely and friendly.

We are now returning to the Raheen Woods for our 1st wedding anniversary and it brings back such great memories. If we were to do it all again we would definitely choose the Raheen Woods Hotel. Well done to Lester and all the staff.

Johnny & Martina Glynn

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Michelle & David, 19th August 2017

For us Raheen Woods were the core part of the wedding team organising our day. This was no small undertaking with bride and groom parenting a 4 month old baby, a 2 year old and 3 year old flower girls. They accomodated family friendly appointment times in the lead up, switched to email and phone links any time we needed and responded so quickly that decisions never lingered. Our interactions with Frances and Lester were jovial and easy making the whole wedding organising fun and memorable. This was totally unexpected. They always took our ideas and grew them and never flinched at the requests that became more about young children than the wedding. The bridal suite was unbelievable in comfort,size and facilities.  They accommodated varied diet requests, were fully accessible that allowed family member seamless access to all parts of our day without making them stand out in any way. The cleanliness of the hotel was flawless and the exceptional hospitality extended til the moment we left.

The wedding reception, the food, the staff were magic. I felt like a princess for the day and yet was still able to be mom to 3 other princesses while enjoying all that a wedding can be. We hold our wedding day as an incredible memory for our family and friends and feel incredibly lucky that we choose Raheen Woods.  We love this hotel, the atmosphere, the ease and the continued attitude will make sure your stay is wonderful. 

Michelle and Dave 

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Deirdre & James, 5th August 2017

Having visited a lot of wedding venues around Galway in the lead up to our wedding, we booked The Raheen Woods within ten minutes of meeting Oisin on our first visit. The venue was setup for a showcase weekend and looked wonderful, the price was extremely competitive for what was being offered, and from talking to Oisin we knew from the start that anything was possible and everything would be organised to perfection. This turned out to be the case from start to finish.

We wanted to have a certain involvement in tailoring the day to be a little more individual and everything we asked for was delivered without question, little things like allowing us to amend menu and timings, and dealing directly with some external suppliers on our behalf made the whole day a little more special for us while ensuring a stress free build up to the day. Over the course of our preparations we worked with Oisin, Frances, and Lester, all of whom were available, friendly, and accommodating at all times, and on the weekend of the wedding we had both Oisin and Lester constantly available to ensure everything went exactly to plan.

On the day itself, I could not fault a thing. The room looked exactly as we had planned, the food was delicious with service efficient, the bar ran smoothly and efficiently all night, the residents bar provided a comfortable wind down area into the wee hours, and the wedding suite was beautiful. Outside the hotel, the grounds were in full bloom and provided a beautiful backdrop to our wedding photos. This is undoubtedly a high end four star wedding venue.

Many thanks to all involved.

Deirdre & James

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Owen & Maria, 3rd June 2017.

My wife and I had our wedding reception in the Raheen Woods Hotel in June 2017. From the very first moment we walked into the hotel during our search for hotels, we knew that this was definitely the hotel where we wanted to have our wedding. Everything about this hotel ticks all the boxes. The friendly staff are an absolute joy to deal with, especially our wedding coordinator Frances and Hotel owner Lester who gave us tips and ideas about the whole day that we wouldn’t have ever thought of. The food in the Hotel is fabulous (I think the only complaint from our guests was that they had TOO much food which speaks for itself). The function room is bright and modern and quiet spacious and having your own private entrance and lobby area makes this hotel stand out a mile from all the other hotels around Galway. I would recommend this hotel to anyone in a heartbeat, especially if they are thinking about having their wedding there. Thanks to all the staff in Raheen Woods Hotel for making or wedding day so special.

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Edel & Kieran, 2nd June 2017.

Kieran and I had our wedding at the Raheen Woods Hotel on 2nd June 2017. From our first meeting with Frances, Lester and Oisin we were made feel so welcome. They made everything so easy, nothing was too much trouble and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with every detail. On our big day Lester, Oisin and all the team ensured that everything ran smoothly. The food at our reception was excellent and the service was unbelievable. All our guests raved about the food and also the service. Everyone was made feel so welcome at the hotel especially those who had travelled long distances. I cannot thank the hotel enough for all they did for us,

Thank you for such a wonderful day that we will treasure and talk about forever.

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Sarah & Kenneth, 27th May 2017.
 
To Lester, Frances, Oisin, Majella and all the Raheen Woods team,
 
There are hardly enough superlatives to describe how happy we were with our wedding in the Raheen Woods Hotel!
From our very first meeting with Frances, to our walk around the hotel, to the food choices and menu tasting, to the room layout and decoration, to the room reservations and allocations, to the day itself we really couldn't have asked for better or nicer people to deal with. 
The Raheen Woods is a family run hotel and the homely feel they have created make it an asset to the locality. This homely feel goes hand in hand with the people making you feel right at home in the hotel. We were never in doubt as to how good our wedding was going to be leaving it in the Raheen Woods teams hands but they surpassed all our expectations and made our wedding day one we really will never forget and one our guests still compliment us on.
I would not for one second hesitate in recommending the Raheen Woods for any event especially a wedding. We really didn't have one worry in the lead up to the wedding and that's down to all their professionalism and attention to detail. The Raheen Woods was the best decision we made in relation to our wedding and if we could we'd do it all over again!
 
With huge gratitude,
 
Sarah and Kenneth Boyle
 
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Geraldine & Aurelien, 6th May 2017.

We had our wedding in the Raheen Woods Hotel on the 6th of May 2017. Frances, Oisin and Lester took so much time to talk to us, to make sure the arrangements were all that we wanted. Our wedding was a French-Irish fusion wedding and everyone at the Raheen Woods Hotel made it as easy and fun as possible from printing our menus in French to accommodating my father-in-laws champagne (!) to Oisin surprising us when we walked into the ballroom as husband and wife by introducing us in French and English. The level of service and attention to detail is second to none. Our guests still talk about how fabulous the wedding was from the hotel accommodation to the food to the wait-staff and management service. 

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Siobhán & Joe, 21st April 2017

We had our wedding in The Raheen Woods on the 21st of April 2017. Our guests travelled long distances so we had a two night stay. We visited a few hotels but The Raheen Woods stood out. Thanks to Lester and Frances for all their helpful advice, guidance and any extras we asked for was never a problem. I have to say this is one of the cleanest hotels we have stayed in and it has a lovely bright warm atmosphere. Thanks to Lisa and Majella who were very courteous and helpful at all times. Also to Oisin and Paul for serving up a fabulous meal which guests commented on  and the excellent service. And also the individual dishes that were served up for guests with dietary requirements. We can say the same for the second day/night. The outside grounds are very well kept and fabulous for photos. Lester, your team are a credit to you. Thanks to all for making our weekend so special.

Love Joe and Siobhán.

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Lisa & Francis, 28th January 2017.

From the moment we walked into the hotel we were made to feel at home and like we were the most important people there. The first day we went to view the hotel and discuss wedding packages Lester spoke with such enthusiasm about his work and what they could do for us. Nothing was too much. The hotel itself is fabulous. The grounds are kept so well and the hotel is spotless. All the staff we dealt with were extremely friendly and would go out of their way to help you. We got nothing but positive feedback from all our guests. We both work shifts so it can be difficult to schedule meetings but Frances always worked around us and met us when we needed her. We always walked away feeling that everything was under control and organised. On the day everything ran perfectly and all our guests were well looked after and happy. The food was exceptional and even the Chef took part in the celebrations. It was a fantastic day and that is all down to Frances, Lester and all the staff there. We could not recommend this hotel highly enough to anyone who wants to make their wedding day special.

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Matthew & Gillian, 29th December 2016.

Matthew and I cannot thank the Raheen Woods Hotel enough for all they did for us from the outset of our wedding. We would like to thank Frances, Lester, Oisin and the entire team for all their help from start to finish with our wedding preparations. From the very first day that we went to view the hotel we were treated like royalty! Our minds were made up within minutes that the Raheen Woods was the dream hotel for our wedding. Both Matthew and I are from the locality and we had attended a number of weddings in the Raheen Woods Hotel and it was our first choice of hotel for our big day. Frances and the team were excellent...we were made feel like the only couple to ever get married, nothing was a problem for her and all our extra little requests were taken care of without a second thought. The words 'no problem' is what ever bride-to-be wants to hear and genuinely nothing was too much trouble for Frances, Lester or any member of the team. The staff were fantastic - everybody that was at our wedding commented on the attention to detail and how they were treated so well on the day. Our guests are still raving about the meal on the day of our wedding. We would love to be able to thank each of the team individually but hopefully this testimonial will suffice. We would do it all over again in the morning and we would change nothing about the day, in particular the fabulous wedding venue and excellent staff.

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Orla & Stephen, 23rd September 2016.

We recently had our wedding in the Raheen Woods Hotel and can honestly say that from our first meeting with Lester, until past our wedding day, we received fantastic service from all involved. Both Lester and Frances guided us and advised us along the way and nothing was ever too much. All emails and telephones calls to them was responded back promptly and everything was explained in full detail. In the run up to our wedding day, we felt confident with the hotel and all the staff involved and our wedding day ran smoothly, thanks to the wonderful staff at the hotel, who went above and beyond for us. Since our big day, we have received endless compliments about the hotel, its bedrooms and the food at the wedding. We can honestly say we did not receive one negative comment. We ourselves had a fantastic day, thanks to Lester and his team and have already highly recommended the hotel to our friends.

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Sarah & Mike, 3rd September 2016.

The Raheen Woods Hotel was recommended to us by a friend following our engagement so we said we'd add it to the list of possible venues. It turned out to be the first venue we visited in Galway when we started looking and to be honest every other venue we saw after it was not comparable. We got a lovely warm feeling about the place as soon as we arrived, the staff were lovely and so helpful. The building itself was bright and warm, the separate entrance for the wedding guests meant that the guests were all together and the whole function was private. Frances could'nt have been more helpful throughout the planning process, and towards the end she really helped to de-stress us. She gave great advice that related to the whole day not just the reception part. All the staff were really accommodating and were very helpful whenever we had any questions, they were very professional and friendly, this is something that was commented on by many of our guests. The food was delicious and we were delighted to hear our guests raving about the meal, they continue to compliment even now two months later. There isn't one thing that we can think of that we'd change about the venue, we had an amazing day in the Raheen Woods Hotel, thanks so much to all the staff there, you made the day very special to us. 

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Joan & Kieran, 12th August 2016.

We had our wedding in the Raheen Woods Hotel and I'm so glad we did. We called in after getting engaged and we were so happy that we booked our wedding here a full year in advance of when we had planned. Frances & Lester took such good care of us in the 18 months of planning and of course on the day itself. They really know exactly what they are doing and it was great that we could trust them with everything. They were always available whenever we needed them. On the day, all of the staff were great. They are so professional and all did an amazing job. The Night Manager, David especially went above and beyond for us, we will always remember what he did for us. All of our guests had a great time and we were very impressed with the food & drink. Overall, it was just perfect and I would highly recommend to anyone. Even call in and have a chat with Frances, there is no doubt she will make time for you. 

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Lisa & Darragh, 5th August 2016.

We celebrated our wedding at the Raheen Woods Hotel and we can honestly say it exceeded our expectation and hope we had for our big day. The morning after our wedding we woke up and instantly agreed we wouldnt have changed a thing - especially the hotel. The Raheen Woods Hotel is all about personal attention, we never felt that ours was just another wedding as we did in some other venues. They care and its shows in everything they do.

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Noreen & Kevin, 9th July 2016.

Just wanted to share our wonderful experience at the Raheen Woods Hotel where we had our wedding reception. From the very first meetings with the wedding coordinator, the follow up meetings, the food tasting, all the advise and ideas, right through to the big day and afterwards, the hotel was excellent! Our experience dealing with Lester, Frances and all the staff made our day. The staff were friendly and helpful; the food was excellent, great selection and cooked to perfection; the hotel comfortable and spotless. Overall, they made life very easy for us with the way they managed the whole day and the build up to the wedding day. We have received so many comments from our guests about how great the hotel was and how good a choice it was. Just want to thank all of the staff for making our day. 

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Amy & Darren, 6th May 2016.

From the moment we walking into the hotel and met Frances, we knew we had made the right decision in picking Raheen Woods Hotel for our wedding reception. Nothing was too much trouble and Frances was always only an email or telephone call away. Frances made us at ease whenever we met and we cannot thank her enough for all the time she extended to us in planning our wedding day. On our Wedding Day, the attention to detail, the food, the service was second to none. We have received so many compliments from all our guests all commending the venue, the food, service and staff! We wanted to have a day that we and our guests would enjoy - we wanted to relax and enjoy the experience and we cannot commend Lester, Frances and all the staff for going over and beyond our expectations. Thank you to all from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the best day of our lives and one we will truly never forget!

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Majella & Padraic, 8th April 2016.

When it came to choosing our wedding venue we looked around at numerous venues but they all seemed to be missing something. When we met with Lester for our show around at Raheen Woods Hotel it ticked all the boxes. Lester & the team offer something more than any other hotel we visited, you are made to feel like family and that your wedding day is just as important & special to them as it is to you. No request was too big they went above and beyond to ensure that we had the day we wanted our way. The entire team couldn't do enough for us through the planning process, always on hand to help. The food on the day was praised by all of our guests and the way the staff look after everyone so well. Lester, Frances, Oisin, Paul, Josephine, Lisa and all the team are a credit to the hospitality industry and the reason why this hotel offers that little something more, something really special. You will always be made to feel welcome at Raheen Woods Hotel even after your wedding is over. It's the kind of place that you will want to return for family celebrations time and time again. We loved every minute of our special day and are thankful that we chose Raheen Woods Hotel.

Majella & Padraic

P.S The Baileys ice cream was delicious Lester 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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