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Michelle & Stephen 1st December 2023

 Just wanted to say thank you so so so so much for last Friday ❀️

We had the best day ever........ maybe even too good a time 🀣🍺πŸ₯‚.

Everything was absolutely perfect. Everyone is still raving about the food and how beautiful the hotel was πŸ’•

We can't thank you enough for all your help up to our big day and for making everything run so smoothly on Friday xxx


Nazreen & Padraic 3rd of November 2023

As soon as we arrived at the Shearwater, we were very impressed with the hotel. Chloe is fantastic - she's knowledgeable, attentive, and hardworking. She was also very helpful throughout the process and made everything easy for us. On our wedding day, Chloe and the team made sure that everything went smoothly. The food was very important for us, and it was divine! All our guests were very complimentary of the service, food, and the hotel. We are thrilled to have chosen the Shearwater as our wedding reception venue. It was a wonderful reception, and we have all the staff to thank for making it amazing! 


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Emma & Gary 15th of September 2023

"We would like to thank you and staff for our wonderful wedding in the Shearwater Hotel. From the first meeting with you until the day, a year later, you went above and beyond our expectations, you left no stone unturned in making our day exactly what we dreamed of. Our guests couldn't speak highly enough of every aspect of the day, from ceremony to the reception to food. As for the aesthetics of the hotel on the day, we were blown away. It really topped off the whole day for us and we can do nothing but whole heartedly thank you and the staff for making a day we will never forget. 

Gary & Emma"




Eimear & Shane 1st  of September 2023

 Myself and Shane had our wedding with you on 1st September 2023 and we just wanted to say a huge thank you to Chloe and all the staff at the Shearwater Hotel. We had a fantastic, unforgettable day and you guided us through it effortlessly. We knew we had chosen a great venue but each and every one of your team absolutely exceeded any expectations we might have had. From arrival, to check out, we enjoyed every second. The service and food on the day was amazing. Our guests were so complimentary of everything in the hotel, particularly the food, which was very important to us, so big thank you to everyone. We wouldn't have been able to have the day we had without the team at the Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe. We can't thank you enough, it was amazing.

Shane and Eimear

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 Laura & Martin 11th of August 2023

 We had our Ceremony and Wedding Reception at The Shearwater Hotel on the 11th of August 2023, from the day we looked at the hotel we knew we would get married there. I have to say the staff were great.

Chloe was great at her job always there for any questions I had and made organising the day that bit easier, only an email or phone call away. The food was fab we still get compliments about it being the best food people have had at a wedding.

 Laura and Martin Cummins


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 Bernie & Graeme 18th of August 2023

On 18th August 2023, we got married in The Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe, 

Chloe Kelly was instrumental in making our day the most special day we could have asked for.

In the months, weeks and days leading up to the day, Chloe was always on hand to help with  advice and information or just a listening ear to help any little hiccup we may have faced.

 ===Chloe was professional, organised and very reliable in every aspect of our wedding.

 ==Chloes attention to detail and creative suggestions enabled us to have a perfect wedding day.

On the day of our wedding everything flowed so smoothly under Chloe's direction and efficiency, and she had ensured the ceremony and function rooms were beautifully presented and decorated.

 Chloe and her team were constantly checking that everything was alright for us throughout the day and night and any requests that we did have were met with enthusiastic offers of help.

The hotel, the staff, the service, the food were all amazing and Chloe went above and beyond her role to ensure we had a fantastic day.

Thank you so very much.

 Graeme and Bernie Bush


Denise & Adrian 19th of August 2023

I must say everyone as well as myself loved having our wedding in the Shearwater, every little detail was amazing.

The food and service are still being talked about nearly 4 weeks later,

Thank you for all your help, we really appreciate it xx

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 Stacey & Simon 12th of August 2023


 I would like to thank you for everything you have done on the run up to the wedding. You really made us feel relaxed and settled the nerves. You are an amazing lady. All the staff are very good a professional at their jobs. 


 Sharon & Noel 22nd of July 2023

 Chloe and the Shearwater Team, 

Noel and I just want to thank you for everything you have done for us on the lead up to our wedding day and on the day itself. 

From the moment we walked into The Shearwater to view it as a possible venue for our wedding reception, we knew it was "our hotel". The decor, the welcome from Chloe and all the staff, the service and the sheer class was exactly what we were looking for on our wedding day. 

Chloe was super-efficient and organised in the planning of all aspects of the wedding. Offering advice and helping us out when needed, we really appreciated that. 

Thanks to all the staff throughout the process of planning our wedding right up until the day of our wedding. Every time we visited the Shearwater from the moment we booked our wedding date, we were treated like royalty by Chloe and all the staff. 

The day of the wedding ran so smoothly, greeted by Chloe and a colleague at the front door and right throughout the day, constant checks from Chloe and the team to see was everything okay. Our guests raved about how amazing the service was and how delicious the food was. They are still talking about that 10 weeks later. We cannot thank you Chloe enough and all the team at the Shearwater for the best day of our lives. 

We look forward to many visits to The Shearwater as a married couple and as a family.

Thanks again,  Sharon and Noel x

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 Joan & Julien 23rd June 2023

Chloe, I just want to thank you so much for everything for our wedding. Everything went like clockwork from our first chat right through to Saturday. You were amazing to deal with. 

The food was fabulous, and we only got compliments. 

There was a great vibe in the room all evening right through to the lobby in the early morning.  


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 Ruth & Damien 17th June 2023

Chloe thank you so so much for the fantastic service since we met in January and for a brilliant weekend in the shearwater.

Us two and all our guest were looked after to the last. Our families and friends were all raving about the hotel, the meals, the staff. It was absolutely brilliant and we can’t thank you enough.

We really appreciated everyone’s flexibility regarding time on the day as we know it ran late on our side. It made it all much easier!! 

Thanks again

Ruth & Damien 


Averil & Patrick 2nd June 2023

We cannot thank the Staff enough at the Shearwater especially Chloe!

The Hotel was just amazing to deal with, they delivered in all aspects of our wedding and down to every detail was met. The feedback from our Friends and Family was simply amazing!

Don't even think about booking put your trust in them and just book.

Thank you all,

The Kelly's xx

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Leona & Ryan 27th May 2023


Myself and Ryan are so delighted we had our wedding reception at the shearwater and we were both treated like a king and queen the whole weekend and we couldn't have asked for anything more ye are all absolutely amazing.


Many Thanks,


Mr and Mrs Hills





Orla & David 5th May 2023 



Chloe, and all the staff at the shearwater hotel, thanks you all so much for everything you done for our wedding day! From booking the wedding right up to the day nothing was too much trouble. Everybody enjoyed themselves and the food was fantastic!! The ballroom looked amazing!


Chloe is extremely helpful! She is so relaxed and understanding and really helps to add your own personal touch for your big day!


We cannot thank you all enough!!


Orla & David





Susanne & Patrick 25th March 2023 


"We recently had our wedding at the Shearwater hotel Ballinasloe. From the initial booking to our big day the customer service was excellent. Chloe in particular made us feel at ease and made the whole process so easy and stress freeπŸ˜ƒ the food and service was topclass. We couldn't have asked for moreπŸ˜ƒ thanks so much to the whole team at the Shearwater hotel for making our day so special. "


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 Linda & Garry Conneelly 10th March 2023

From the first email we sent to the Shearwater up until our wedding day, we couldn’t fault any of it. From the price to the food to the support from Chloe was exceptional. Chloe was so easy to deal with and professional in every way. Everything seemed so easy and anytime we needed to find out something, there was never an issue and always a quick response. We got a fantastic package and great value for money. On the day of our wedding, we didn’t have to think of anything. Chloe had everything organised. We are two weeks married today and people are still taking about the venue and the food. The rump steak beef in particular. A lovely relaxed environment enjoyed by everyone. We highly recommend the Shearwater.


Cathy & Kieran 31st December 2022

We wanted to write a few words to thank The Shearwater Hotel and it's amazing staff for our wedding day and our day two.

We had the most incredible experience having our wedding reception and our day two at The Shearwater. From the first day of planning to the weekend of our wedding, Estella and Chloe were not only so kind but also brilliant at their job. My husband and I live in Australia and there was never a time we felt we could not pick up the phone to call the wedding coordinators or send an email to the hotel staff. All the staff of The Shearwater went above and beyond to make our day and our day two unforgettable, providing invaluable guidance and support throughout the planning process and service through ever moment of our wedding weekend.

The hotel itself had a relaxed and beautiful ambiance, with beautiful Christmas decorations which set the perfect backdrop for our special day. The food was exceptional, and the service provided was excellent.

We couldn't have asked for a better venue, and I would recommend having your wedding at The Shearwater to anyone.

Thank you to all the staff and The Shearwater for creating lasting memories and making our wedding reception and day two truly exceptional.


Cathy and Kieran Flatley xx 


Sandra & Kevin 10th December 2022

“Hi Chloe,

 Thank you and all the staff so much for our fantastic wedding, everything was just perfect, everyone loved the food. We are so glad we chose shearwater for our wedding; we really couldn`t fault anything"


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P.J. & Trish The 9th of September 2022

 “We just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help and advice around the build up to our wedding and all your help on the day itself.  

You made sure everything ran so smoothly and we had a brilliant time from the moment we arrived in the hotel. 

All of our guests had a great time and were all so impressed with everything at the hotel. 

Thank you so much to yourself and all the staff at the hotel for making it an unforgettable day for us”



Carmel & Patrick 16th September 2022

 "Just want to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at the Shearwater Hotel πŸ’ž, you went above and beyond to make our wedding day so special xxx

 All our guests are still talking about the hotel and how beautiful it is β€οΈ, a few have even talked about booking a weekend away, the food was just exceptional on the day, was highly complimented for its flavour and was commented on by most that was one of the best wedding meals ever had at wedding......

 The staff were all so accommodating and friendly on the day β€οΈ the floor staff in the function room are a credit to you and your organisational skills πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

 A special thank you for the beautiful sambos in the resident’s bar, they were devoted, especially by me πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ€£, it was a lovely and unexpected touch and both myself n paddy are very grateful xxx"


Shane & Rebecca 2nd September 2022

 "The shearwater was an amazing venue for our wedding! They went above and beyond for us in every aspect! We would like to thank Chloe, Estella and Ruth for everything over the past 2 years of planning! The staff was amazing with not only us but with all our guests and couldn’t do enough to help. The food was fabulous and everyone was commenting on how amazing the ballroom was and also the bedrooms. We would recommend the shearwater to any other couple for their wedding reception"