Tracey & Cathal - Wedding 25th Septemer 2021

 

We can’t thank the Management and Staff of the Shearwater Hotel & Spa enough where we celebrated our wedding day on the 25th September.
 
A special thanks to Estella our Wedding Co-Ordinator who was so easy to deal with and answered any queries we had in the lead up to our big day. Also, a huge thanks to Ruth, Chloe and John who ensured our special day ran smoothly. Where do I start with the food, it was absolutely amazing, the number of guests who complimented the food and Hotel itself speaks volumes for this property.
 
We would highly recommend the Shearwater Hotel & Spa to any couple who is looking for a fabulous venue for their wedding.
 
Tracey & Cathal Melia  
 

Lesley & Keith - Wedding 11th September 2021

 

We had our wedding in the Shearwater hotel & Spa on the 11th September and it was amazing from start to finish. Throughout this hole pandemic they have been so accommodating and really put us at ease.
 
Estella was our wedding co-ordinator really went above and beyond for us with anything we needed. Chloe and Ruth also who made sure everything went perfectly on the day. The food was amazing and all our guests taught so too.
 
I can’t recommend the Shearwater Hotel & Spa enough it is a beautiful Hotel with a great team. Our day was perfect and can we give a shout out to John the bar manager,
 
Thanks for everything Lesley & Keith

 

Sinead & Aidan - Mr/s Corry – 4th September 2021

We can’t thank Estella and all the staff at the Shearwater Hotel & Spa enough for our wedding day.

We had our big day there on 4th September 2021 and everything went so smoothly from start to finish. The months leading up to them Estella was so helpful and answered all my covid worried emails and anything else. They were very accommodating in term of room check out too and made me feel very relaxed.

The Ballroom and reception area were amazing and everyone said the layout was gorgeous and the food was amazing. We would highly recommend the Shearwater Hotel & Spa if you want your wedding to be that extra special.

Thank you all so much - Sinead & Aidan

Ruth & Kevin 3rd September

We had our Wedding in the Shearwater Hotel & Spa on the 3rd September .  We would firstly like to offer a huge thank you to Estella - It has been so lovely to work with her on planning our big day, she has been so so helpful and made it such an ease. We know you’ve been up to your eyeballs with weddings galore, but she helped make our day so very special and exactly what we could have hoped for so thank you! She is brilliant at what you do and so lovely and professional to deal with, so keep up the good work.

We would also like to express a huge Thank You to the hotel staff, everything was just perfect on the day.  Ruth and Chloe were just brilliant along with all the other staff, our guests were so impressed with the hotel and service. Many of them had never been to the Shearwater Hotel & Spa before and they were just blown away! My Husbands Family and friends from Mayo have rebooked other dates with the Hotel.

The food was just sensational, couldn’t fault a single thing. Our guests and ourselves were just so impressed by the high-quality meal we received and Kevin’s neighbours and friends are still raving about the beef!

And Thanks to John behind the bar keeping our glasses full.- Amazing Day and Night . 

Ruth & Kevin

Fruzsina & Norbert  - 13th August 2021

Norbert & I had our wedding in the Shearwater Hotel & Spa on the 13th August 2021 and we had an amazing day and evening. We had a civil ceremony in the hotel and the property looked amazing and all our Family / Friends were overwhelmed by the whole day.

We couldn't recommend the Shearwater Hotel & Spa enough! All our needs were met and everything we needed was catered for ! 
The Team were always on hand to support us and the food was delicious.

 

Niamh & Michael   - Wedding 6th August 2021

 

We had our wedding the 06th August 2021 having in the the Shearwater Hotel & Spa. The day we went to view the hotel back in February 2019 we knew it was the one for us. From the moment you walk into the hotel it is just fabulous, your are met with the most amazing chandelier in the center of reception, the Marina bar was beautifully laid out for our guests and the walk down to the ballroom was just so beautifully decorated all along the way, as for the ballroom it was just absolutely stunning, no corners cut it looked amazing. 
 
I don't know what I can say to do the staff justice! They were just absolutely amazing on the day and lead up to the day, there were a lot of complications and uncertainty due to Covid and changing restrictions but Estella could not have done enough to accommodate us no matter what hurdle was thrown at us, she was always on the end of an email or the phone whenever needed to reassure us and guide us though things.
 
The reception staff were so helpful with any queries we had in relation to rooms and bookings and were just so nice in general.  Ruth looked after us on the night and ensured everything ran smoothly with service, the serving staff were so nice and the meal was served seamlessly, guests even commented to us they couldn't believe the service, there was no skimping on staff for the night, no one wanted for anything. John who looked after things in the bar was just brilliant, himself and the rest of the staff looked after us and our guests so well.
 
The food was just out of this world, people were taking about it for days it was absolutely delicious and that is an understatement, the beef was a MASSIVE talking point. 
 
We genuinely cannot thank Estella and all the staff of the Shearwater Hotel &Spa enough, each and everyone we came into contact with were so helpful, friendly & accommodating they made the build up to the day so easy and they made the day itself run seamlessly from start to finish.  We are genuinely delighted we choose the Shearwater Hotel & Spa and would 100% recommend it to any other couples who are looking for the perfect venue.  
 

Alisha and Aidan  - Wedding 5th August 2021

 

Honestly, I don't know where to start to try and explain how happy we were with The Shearwater Hotel & Spa as our Wedding Venue, and with our wedding day overall.   

 
From the first day we set foot in the hotel to have a look around, we knew it was the place for us. Everyone was so helpful and accommodating, especially with 2 date changes due to covid!   
 
We were so anxious in the few weeks up to the 5th of August, wondering what kind of numbers etc we'd have, but lucky enough we got 100 guests, and everyone had a great day!   The food, there isn’t enough words to describe how outstanding the food was from start to finish. Everyone especially raved about the beef!   
John the barman also was fantastic, he was outstanding at his job, and everything ran so smoothly.   
 
Estella, thank you so so much again for everything, you've made it all so much easier than we thought it'd be! We're already looking forward to going back to the hotel very soon for a visit.   
 

Alisha and Aidan Mannion. 

 

Monica and Winston - Wedding 23rd July 2021

We decided to go ahead with our original date with the Shearwater Hotel and Spa and we are so glad that we did. We cannot recommend this hotel enough. The reassurance they offered us during such an unpredictable time was amazing. They made us feel so at ease and made it feel as much like a "normal" wedding as possible during this pandemic. Winston, myself and our guests had such an amazing day and was everything we had hoped for.

 

From the first time we viewed the venue we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. The staff were always so friendly and helpful with everything. The food was out of this world. Our guests are continually telling us how amazing the food and service was. The staff went out if their way to make us feel so important and make the day flow continuously.

 

The Wedding suite is just unbelievable such an amazing experience.  We would happily move into the suite if we could! Our ballroom was private which was amazing. We had all our own facilities in the one area. The patio area is a lovely big area where we spent most of our day and evening as it was such a lovely day for our wedding. 

 

We are so delighted we decided to go with the Spearwater Hotel and Spa as it is just such a beautiful venue with such professional, hard working, welcoming, and committed staff. We couldn't ask for more and we cannot wait to spend our Anniversary and many more occasions in the hotel. Everything was amazing and we cannot thank Estella and all the staff enough for making our wedding day so special and out of this world. 

 

Monica and Winston

 
Lisa & Robbie  - Wedding 24th July 2021

We had our wedding day in the shearwater Hotel and Spa on the 24th of July 2021 after one postponement due to Covid 19.   We cannot recommend the hotel and staff team enough! The work and organisation put into the day was second to none which made our day the best we could have wished for!

From our first viewing of the property to the food tasting and the day itself we were always well cared for and felt we were so important. We are still getting complimented on the food and service received on the day! 

The hotel itself is the ideal wedding venue. The ballroom area is self-contained and private with its own bathrooms, a gorgeous outdoor Patio area which allowed guests to relax stay together throughout the evening. 

We cannot thank Estella and the staff team enough for making the day so special especially with all the restrictions they had to work with ! They made the day feel like our day instead of a Covid wedding xx

Lisa & Robbie

Emma & & Gary - 16th July 2021

We had our wedding on the 16th July 2021. We  would like to extend a special thank you to  Estella and Barry and their team for all their help with planning our day. They were very helpful and understanding with planning a wedding during Covid restrictions. They made sure Covid didn't take over our wedding which was great.

We had an amazing day and everything went off perfectly. The food and decor were amazing.  It was on one of the hottest days of the year so was lovely to have the private Patio off the ballroom for our guests to sit out and relax.

Also a special mention to Chloe and Barry who were great on the day they were always around and checking in to see if we needed anything and if everything was OK for us.

Also to Johnny who ran the bar did a great job and it ran so smoothly

Emma & Gary

Anne Marie & Barry - Wedding 5th June 2021

Barry & I would like to offer a testimonal for the Shearwater Hotel & Spa regardsing our wedding.

From the first time we viewed and visited the Shearwater Hotel & Spa, we knew we wanted our wedding reception at this Hotel.  The lay out of the Hotel is so perfect, a stunning lobby and ballroom but what makes it so ideal is the space and how seperate the Ballroom is from the rest of the Hotel.  The Staff are amazing especially Estella  and this was also one of the reasons that we booked the Hotel.   Any request no matter how big or  small was always addressed. 

We would recommend anyone looking for a wedding Venue to choose the Shearwater Hotel & Spa, you will not be disappointed from location to facilities to service  - everything is10/10,  

Anne Marie & Barry  (05/06/2021)

Eanna & Iomar  - Wedding 11th September 2020

We had our wedding booked in the Shearwater Hotel & Spa for May 2020 but due to the Coronavirus had to cancel it.We moved it to September the 11th and said we would go ahead with it even if we could only have the 50 people limit. We are so so glad we did!

The Shearwater Hotel & Spa team could not have been more helpful, understanding or patient. Even though the guidelines changed a few times they were always on the other side of the phone to answer our many many questions and calm me down!!! We were one of the lucky couples who were able to have our wedding when the country was still at Level 2.

The day itself was amazing. The professionalism and teamwork shown by the management and all the staff was 100%. The hotel was spotless and the food was divine. The ballroom looked as fabulous as I had imagined. Gorgeous room for a wedding reception. The bridal suite was stunning. Felt like we were in a penthouse apartment in a 5 star hotel! We also felt very safe as all the guidelines were being followed to the letter by the hotel. We had our own section of the hotel and only our guests were allowed in this area. This was great for peace of mind.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day and will be forever grateful to the hotel for giving us such a perfect day even with all the restrictions they had to follow. Our guests are still talking about how delicious the meal was and how lovely the hotel staff were.

A Special thanks to Estella, Tony and Barry. You make a brilliant team and we will back for a big party when things get back to normal!! Thanks to all the staff who played a part in our day. We cannot recommend The Shearwater Hotel and Spa enough. We had the best day ever!

Iomar and Éanna Cunniffe (11/09/2020)

Nicola and Matthias 21st December 2019

Lisa we can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for us. We had the best day of our lives and that was largely down to you and the staff at the Shearwater. We couldn’t recommend you as a wedding coordinator and as a hotel highly enough. The guests were absolutely raving about the food and the quality of the service- waiters, bar staff etc. I will be leaving a proper review and all of that but you can be sure with all the young people and young couples there on Saturday there will be plenty more weddings at the Shearwater and I hope I get invited to them so I can go back. You are seriously talented at your job and I really couldn’t thank you enough.

Fiona & Damian 11th October 2019

We got married on the 11th Of October 2019 and we couldn’t recommend the Shearwater enough. Both Tony and Lisa were brilliant to deal with, everything was stress free and nothing we asked for was too much. The refurbished ballroom looked fantastic and the meal was top class. All of our guests commented on the quality of the food! We had our after party in the hotel also and this too was brilliantly done. We have nothing but absolutely great things to say about 

 

Michelle & Cathal 20th September 2019

What can I say about the team at the shearwater, an absolute to pleasure to deal with from the very beginning when we went to look at the venue, we knew straight away this was where we wanted to have our reception. Nothing was ever a problem. We didn't need to do a thing with the venue, everything was fabulous. Lisa and Wayne were both so lovely and could not do enough for us. Everybody was commenting on the fabulous service and food. Myself and cathal would highly recommend the Shearwater Hotel for your wedding.

 

Angel & David 6th September 2019

We came over to stay with you from Tuesday 3rd until Monday 9th September, for our Wedding in Ballinasloe on the 6th.

We would like to say a huge thank you to you all, as you played such a big part in making one of the biggest times of our lives, one of the most memorable.

Each and every one of you that was involved, from front desk staff to housekeeping, have been an absolute pleasure to be around. 

Your professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond most definitely didn't go unnoticed by ourselves, nor by our guests who came to stay.

The day went perfectly without any issues, and everything ran to the schedule that you briefed us on. We truly believe you have the right people in the right places, and work incredibly well as a team.

One of the biggest talking points of the whole day was the food. Not one person left there hungry, and everything was cooked and presented exceptionally. 

From our first ever visit to The Shearwater, we were blown away by how beautiful the ballroom was set up, and this in turn lead us to choose your hotel as our location. Since your refurbishment, the ballroom delivered even more of a wow factor and was a magical place to walk into.

Although staff members have come and gone in the process leading up to our wedding day, everything fell into place when it needed to and we are eternally grateful. 

We would like to give a special mention to Des, Tony and Lisa, who couldn't do enough for us. You made sure that our every need was attended to, however big or small. Thank you.

Keep doing what you're all doing, and we look forward to seeing you when we return to celebrate our first anniversary! 

 

Louise & Malachy 02nd Auguest 2019

we got married in the shearwater on the 2nd of August and it was just amazing! the staff went well beyond their needs from champagne in our room as we got ready to our outdoor ceremony and the food was top job! I would 100% recommend the shearwater and all the lovely staff for any occasion or even a night/weekend away.

 

Lisa & Brian 15th June 2019

Lisa and the team at The Shearwater were great to deal with. They offered a great value package and were willing to adapt to ensure that the day was everything we hoped for. The new decor is first class and the food was delicious. Highly recommend

Brenda & Owen Cahill 25th May 2019

We would throughly recommend the Shearwater for a wedding. We were delighted with the service, value for money and quality of the food. Lots of compliments from our guests. Also the newly decorated function room is beautiful

Áine & John Hynes 29th March 2019

We had our wedding reception at the Shearwater Hotel and Spa in March 2019. It was a fantastic day from the moment we arrived until the night ended. The service provided by Lisa, Aisling, William, Des and the rest of the team was second to none. Our wedding planner, Lisa, was very helpful in the lead up to the day. The hotel had recently undergone renovation works and the function room in particular looked beautiful with its modern and stylish décor. The meal was perfect at every stage with excellent food and service provided by the staff. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. We would highly recommend the Shearwater Hotel and Spa to any couple planning their wedding day."

Emma & Stephen McCabe 13th April 2019

I just wanted to write to you to say that our wedding day was absolutely amazing, and majority of that was down to you, you went above and beyond to make sure of it, the guests could not stop raving about the food and as you know there was plenty of them so that's 242 thumbs up for you. The staff were amazing and it was a pleasure to have the general manager William looking after us on the day too

As for yourself, id be lost without you, thanks for responding to all my emails however big or small my questions were. The venue was spectacular, not a thing could we fault about any of it. You have been highly recommended and I can see why now so I will be recommending you to any new couples going forward. 

From myself and Steve from the bottom of our hearts thanks so much for everything, you were pleasures to deal with it

Linda & David O'Grady 28th December 2018

We had our Special Day at the Shearwater Hotel and Spa in December 2018. We had such an amazing day from start to finish and this was in no small part due to the staff at the hotel. The hotel went above and beyond for us every step of the way! The hotel has recently undergone some fantastic renovations and the hotel is truly transformed so we were delighted to have our wedding locally. The decor is now very stylish and elegant and the hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas also. Our guests raved about the quality of the food and service at every stage of the day and we were thrilled that everything went off to plan so we couldn’t have asked for more. Both the Manager, William, and the Wedding Co-Ordinator, Lisa, were just fantastic throughout the whole process and we would highly recommend the Shearwater Hotel and Spa to any couple getting married in the area.

Audrey & Paul Kelly 18th October 2018

Would highly recommend the Shearwater Hotel & Spa for your wedding day , we had our ceremony and reception here it was the best day ever, the staff and service was excellent, food was fab my guests are still talking about it, a special thanks to Lisa Byrne our wedding planning she couldn’t do enough she was a pleasure to deal with and also Aisling, Des and William, the girls in the spa Michelle and Christina done such a fantastic job thanks again.

Niamh & Billy Thorn 13th October 2018

The Shearwater Hotel & Spa were just perfect to deal with, very quick to get back to us with any queries we had or changes we needed to make. The food and service on the day was just fabulous, we had so many compliments on the food. We would highly recommend for any couple looking to book their wedding here! 

Melissa and Keith Murphy 18th Aug 2018

Top service. All the staff were so accommodating to myself and my husband on our wedding day. Even in the run up to wedding no task was to much. They did everything we asked and more. The venue looked amazing on the day and could not of asked for better. The food was absolutely amazing. This hotel is fab. Everything was perfect for us and we can't thank them enough for the most wonderful day ever. Ideal hotel for brides and grooms to have their wedding day here. Highly recommend the shearwater hotel and spa

Lorna & David Keane 3rd Aug 2018.

The shearwater Hotel & Spa team were amazing to deal with which made our day so easy. They made sure everything was perfect from the decor to the food. I can’t fault them in any way. Also packages are very reasonable. Highly recommend having your wedding here

Aoife & David Cunningham, Saturday 28th July 2018

The Shearwater Hotel & Spa in Ballinasloe is a fantastic location for any wedding. The staff are amazing and went above and beyond our expectations of our wedding day, particularly the wedding co-ordinators (first Noel and then Aisling) and hotel management (Des, Liam and Colin). They offered us an all inclusive package which is great value for money and led us directly to suppliers, making our planning less stressful. We had several meetings and made us very relaxed in the run up to the big day. The display on the day was fabulous. It was everything we could have hoped for. The service was fantastic. The dinner is still being talked about. The food is just fantastic, everyone loved it. And if anyone has an allergy, they make sure they offer them something equally as fantastic. From the drinks reception to last call in the bar (and everything in between), the staff looked after our every need. Aisling and Des were always nearby in case we needed anything. Everything ran smoothly and effortlessly, it felt as if all we had to do was be present. So much work goes on behind the scenes and this staff is extremely dedicated to their brides and grooms. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They made our wedding day to be much more than we ever thought it could be. Thank you!

Lyndsey & Eoin McDonnellon Fri, 5th May 2018

Myself and my husband got married in the Shearwater Hotel & Spa on the 5th of May this year. We had an amazing day. From the moment we first visited the hotel for a wedding fair we knew this was where we would get married. Our intuition was right. The staff were so attentive on the day and all our guests keep complimenting the hotel saying the food was amazing and some have even planned a return break away! A special thank you to Aishling, Des and Colin for all their help on our big day. We only wish we could do it again. Lyndsey and Eoin McDonnell.

 

Sinead & Shane Moran 17th July 2017

Just want to say Thank You to the staff and management of the Shearwater Hotel for looking after us so well on th lead up to the wedding and on the day. We would highly recommended the hotel to all couples and I have no doubt that every couple I’ll be so well looked after.

 

Fiona & Damien - Wedding Highlights 2019

 

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