Conference Venue Galway

The Ardilaun is a 4* Hotel ideally located in relaxing surroundings, yet only 1 mile from Galway City Centre. Secluded on its own spacious grounds, it is the ideal destination venue for business or pleasure. With over 50 years in business, The Ardilaun Hotel offers excellence personal attention from its dedicated, experienced staff to all delegates, and has helped to create the right atmosphere and peace of mind for a successful event.

Conference Facilities

The Perfect Choice for Business:

  • Conferencing facilities for up to 650 delegates

  • Banqueting facilities for up to 400 guests

  • Dedicated Boardroom & 6 Syndicate Meeting Rooms, all with natural daylight – fully serviced rooms with reasonable room hire rates

  • Dedicated Business Centre

  • Private dining options available for small to large corporate groups

  • Extensive bar & bistro food menu available 7 days in Blazers Bar & Bistro

  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access (wired & wireless) in meeting rooms, lobby & bedrooms

  • 125 Luxury Bedrooms with a range of standard, superior, deluxe rooms, Garden Rooms and Suites

  • Competitive Corporate Accommodation Rates

  • Professional experienced staff, our personalised attention ensures flawless proceedings and peace of mind for a successful event

  • Excellent food in the Camilaun Restaurant overlooking the

  • Gardens or Blazers Bar & Bistro

  • Free Car-parking for 300 cars

  • Stay Select Customer Loyalty Scheme

  • Corporate Leisure Club Membership for the Ardilaun Leisure Club

  • Avalon Health & Beauty Treatment Rooms

  • Day Delegate & 24 Hour Delegate Rates available

Feel Free to call for a viewing of the hotel to see our facilities.

Floor Plans

Please click here to view The Ardilaun Hotel Floor Plans.

Banqueting Facilities

The Ardilaun Hotel is ideal for any special events with lots of private dining options. Whether it is a family gathering, social occasion, special birthday, private party, wedding reception, Christmas party or corporate event, black tie gala banquets or fundraising dinners, the Ardilaun Hotel is ideally located on its own grounds with free parking, in Galway City.

The spectacular Connacht Suite is the main ballroom with it’s plush decor, natural daylight, sparkling chandeliers and mirrors, the room offers the ultimate in luxury banqueting for up to 400 guests.

Alternatively the Glenarde Suite, is perfect for smaller occasions, offers a more intimate style with classical tones of blue and gold décor. Another popular option is the Garden Lounge, the original drawing room of the manor, is a bijoux setting for a sumptuous dining experience for up to 30 guests. Ideal for christenings, small parties and family gatherings.

Name of conference coordinators:
Ann Marie Guihen and Orla Dolan
Email address of conference coordinators:


Wedding Venue Galway

With 50 years of tradition, The Ardilaun Hotel is the perfect Wedding Venue in Galway for that memorable wedding day. Galway does not come any better for good quality food. Fantastic wedding venue with Wedding Packages available.

Wedding facilities

Weddings are a speciality at The Ardilaun Hotel with a choice of two banqueting rooms. Our spectacular Connacht Suite, with its plush decor, fabulous chandeliers and gracious high ceilings, offerS a fantastic venue for larger weddings. whilst our Glenarde Suite offers the idyllic setting for smaller intimate weddings.

Wedding packages

The Ardilaun Hotel is one of the most popular wedding hotels in Galway, and for good reason. At the Ardilaun Hotel Galway, we’ll ensure you’ll have a Wedding you and your friends and family will never forget. Click below for Ardilaun Proposal Packages. The perfect choice for Wedding Hotel Galway Packages.

Our wedding packages include the red carpet treatment, champagne receptions, beauty treatments in the Avalon Beauty Rooms, suit hire. Whatever your needs for your special day there is a wedding package to suit.  Our attention to detail has meant that we have become one of the most popular wedding venues in Galway and in 2011 we were the winner of the award for “Connacht Wedding Venue of the Year“. (pdf best venue attached)

Our luxury hotel offers great value Galway Hotel Deals.

Civil Ceremonies

Civil Wedding Venue Galway

Keep it simple – arrive to The Ardilaun as two people and leave us as a newly married couple. A Civil wedding at the Ardilaun Hotel Galway is special – let us look after you throughout your Wedding Day. We are happy to accommodate both your Civil Wedding Ceremony and your Wedding Reception. The hotel is an approved venue for civil weddings. The perfect choice for a Civil Wedding Venue Galway.

Elegant private rooms are available to create the perfect setting for your religious blessing or civil wedding ceremony. Our rooms are suitable for the smaller intimate family ceremony or the one to include all of your family and friends. The ceremony is a very important part of your special day and our rooms create an intimate and welcoming feel for you all during this time. With 50 years’ experience, The Ardilaun Hotel Galway is a premier wedding venue in the West of Ireland with people coming from far and near, national and international, to celebrate their Wedding Day. We are very happy to advise and assist with your civil wedding so contact us for more details. For further details on the perfect civil wedding in Galway, contact our events team 091 519703. Email

Wedding brochure

Moposa Weddings

We are delighted to provide all of our Brides and Grooms with full complimentary access to our award winning, online wedding planning service, Moposa.

Moposa enables you to share more of the wedding with family and friends, simplify the planning process and save time and money along the way. Some of the fantastic tools that are provided through Moposa include your own guestlist manager, personal URL wedding website with online RSVP,
budget planner, guest text messaging and ‘drag-n-drop’ seating planning for our function rooms.

Download the Moposa brochure or watch the introduction video below to find out all about it.


Your Guide to a Wedding in Galway Accessories

Wedding Couture

If you need a Wedding planner or a Wedding Designer then Wedding Couture are here for you! With a wealth of experience in the Wedding industry Wedding Couture are now the leading Wedding Planning and Design Company in Ireland. Contact: Joan O’Malley Website:

Cara Diamonds

Expert jewellers and specialists in high quality certified diamonds, we recently opened a stateof-the-art showroom of diamond and gold jewellery. Cara Diamonds is a branch of the internationally known Dubai Cara Jewellers who have built a reputation for their excellent craftsmanship and service along with superior quality diamonds at affordable prices.
Contact: Aine Burke, Website: http:

Brennan Sisters

The Brennan Sisters are professional church singers and musicians from Connemara Co. Galway.  The girls have a unique style of performance, incorporating beautiful harmonies with a distinctive, unmistakeable resonance.  They have sung at many weddings offering a service that is second to none. The Brennan Sisters pay great detail to the needs of all their wedding clients, helping plan and arrange the perfect church wedding music, music that best suits each couples personal tastes.

Contact: Monica Brennan, Website:

DJ Alan G

Professional Wedding DJ. Over 15 years experience as a wedding and party DJ.
Contact: Alan Geraghty, Website:

DJ Jason Shaughnessy

Professional Wedding DJ. Over 19 Years Experience. After Band & Full Night Packages
Contact: Jason Shaughnessy, Website:


No 1 Galway based Band 5th year running Silkwood band for your wedding corporate event or Christmas party If desired wedding package can include anything from just the Church Ceremony to the whole deal including, The Church, pre meal Reception,the Band and the DJ.
Contact: Mike stewart, Website:

Wedding Magician Ireland

Close up magician specialising in wedding entertainment. The perfect accompaniment to your magical day. Your guests will remember your wedding as being truly special.
Contact: Dan O’Donoghue, Website:

Anthony Ryans Homestore

See you at the wedding fair!! Anthony Ryans Homestore offers bridal couples a
comprehensive and personalised wedding list service. We have everything from Cookware to Kitchenware, Bed and Bath Linen & Gift ware. Brands include Denby, Le Creuset, Wedgewood, Tipperary Crystal, Villeroy and Boch and much more. Other departments include a curtains & blind centre, Luggage, Lighting & home furnishing.
Contact: Gemma Murphy, Website:



Philip Smyth is an award winning photographer specialising in wedding and portrait photography Although based in Galway Philip provides a nationwide service Philip is a discerning location photographer thus guaranteeing that your photo collection will be special and unique to you. Contact: philip smyth, Website:

Sarah Connolly Photography

Sarah Connolly is a Wedding Photographer based in Galway. Sarah captures beautiful
images for lasting memories of your wedding day. Sarah also does Portrait, Maternity,
Commercial and Event Photography. Contact: Sarah Connolly, Website:

Dillon Photography

Stylish, Creative Wedding Images with a fun and friendly approach.
Contact: Michael Dillon, Website:


Avalon Video

John Murphy of Avalon Video specialises in high quality wedding DVD production. He is one of the most sought-after videographers in Ireland and is noted for the high quality,
simple elegance and unique style of his work. With over 18 years experience, he will provide a top class professional & unobtrusive service to you, on your very Special Day
Contact: John Murphy, Website:

Andrew Davey Videographer

Professional Wedding DVD Discreet Friendly Service. High Quality Wedding DVD with over 15 year experience in wedding video production. iPhone, iPod, email Highlight Clips available. Video Highlights show on Big screen on night of
Wedding. Contact for full details.

Christmas Weddings at the Ardilaun

The Ardilaun Hotel Galway is perfect for Christmas Weddings. Originally a country manor, this luxurious hotel provides a unique setting with landscaped gardens and is ideal for a wedding in any season. Enjoy a drinks reception with your guests in our comfortable and spacious foyer with open fires creating the perfect Christmas Weddings setting.

Being a fully approved venue for civil ceremonies and offering elegant private rooms, The Ardilaun Hotel Galway creates an intimate setting for your ceremony or blessing with reception afterwards all under the one roof. With over 50 years of experience in the hands of the Ryan family, The Ardilaun is a premier venue for weddings in the West of Ireland .

Couples from near and far, national and international, choose the hotel it as the venue for their most important day. We have prime dates available during the month of December and also after St Stephens Day, so you can make your special day a destination wedding, and incorporate all there is to offer in Galway city also.

Preparing for a wedding can be a most exciting and enjoyable experience. It is a very important day so it’s got to be special. The Wedding and Banqueting team at the Ardilaun  Hotel Galway go to great lengths to cater for couples and guests alike.

For further information on any detail of Christmas Weddings at The Ardilaun, please contact Ann-Marie on (091) 519794 or Orla on (091) 519703 or click here to view our wedding packages or check availability for your preferred date.

Spa & Leisure Facilities at The Ardilaun Hotel

Ardilaun Leisure Club 

The Ardilaun Leisure Club in an exclusive facility which provides a vast array of services to suit all tastes. The Club is situated at the heart of Taylors Hill at The Ardilaun Hotel & Conference Centre. We operate around the concept of generating fitness and wellness in one surrounding.

The staff at The Ardilaun cater to the individual needs of clients in the health and fitness industry. We provide a dedicated team that delivers this concept through time and effort, professionalism and personal attention. 


We recently renovated the gymnasium which has a complete range of the latest cardio-vascular and resistance training equipment from the well renowned Techno Gym brand. The recent updating of the extra new gym equipment, extra free weight section and five flat wide screens with a new state of the range sound system has helped the club adapt to the ever changing leisure industry. The extra free weight sector and increase of cardio equipment has created a greater ambience in the gymnasium and allows members to try out some of the new free weights and cardio machines aswell as providing the member with more choice.

Aerobics Studio 

The aerobics studio provides the ideal setting for the various exercise classes which are on offer and is also a perfect place for some personal training. We have increased the number of classes available to members over the last few seasonal schedules providing the member with more options. 

Swimming Pool 

Our Greco-Roman style pool is set in a wonderfully tranquil surrounding within the club. The 18 metre heated pool along with its unique décor and ambience caters for leisure and lane swimming, aqua classes, and swim lessons. 

Jacuzzi/Steam Room/Sauna 

A therapeutic Jacuzzi bath is the ideal area for you to unwind and ease away the strains of the day, providing hydro massage jets to revitalise and rejuvenate the body from head to toe. 

The Sauna and Steam room wellness area soothes and relaxes muscle tension and allows you to de-stress and cleanse the body, mind and soul. 


Avalon Beauty Salon offers a wide range of relaxing, pampering and indulging treatments. With something to suit everyone, you are sure to enjoy your Avalon experience.

Hot Stone Massage, Pedicures, Manicures, Shellac Nails, Waxing, and various luxurious facial treatments are just some of the pamperings that are on offer. 

The dedicated Avalon team will help you in choosing the right package for your beauty needs.

Bars & Restaurants

The Ardilaun Bistro

Our newly launched Bistro has a warm, traditional feel in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. At The Ardilaun Bistro we seek out and promote West of Ireland artisan produce, locally grown, seasonal fruit and vegetables to offer the best in variety and quality. Our food is sourced and prepared by people who enjoy good food and fresh food. From Galway bee keepers and pasture reared chicken, atlantic sea spray lamb to cheese makers and seaweed harvesters in the West Coast of Ireland, there is just so much energy and passion going into the making of some first-class ingredients. Simply put, we are very serious about making people happy through our food.

Camilaun Restaurant 

Our award winning Camilaun Restaurant maintains its well earned reputation for fine dining. Overlooking the gardens, you can enjoy the elegance and charm of the Camilaun room and superb food prepared by our award winning team. The Camilaun is renowned for its fine dining, specialising in fish, seafood and meat dishes. Our chefs use only the best local produce. Table d’hote menus and a varied vegetarian menu are complimented by fine wines from our extensive listing.
The setting is perfect for an intimate candlelit dinner, a family get-together or an impressive business lunch. On fine days you can dine al fresco on the patio surrounded by the beautifully landscaped gardens.

The Camilaun restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner Lunch is served on Sundays. Our Sunday carvery lunch is a specialty and very popular amongst locals. So if you looking for somewhere out of the ordinary in spectacular surroundings, look no further.


Blazers Bar

Blazers Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere in comfortable surroundings.

Family Breaks at The Ardilaun Hotel Galway

The Ardilaun Hotel Galway offers the ideal setting for fun family breaks all year round. We offer a choice of family and interconnecting rooms for your stay. Babysitting Services available and Wooden Cots available on request. Our Leisure Club with 18m swimming pool is perfect for family breaks and children love it! Kids can also play in our lush gardens with winding walkways, perfect for hide and seek.

Kids Club

The popular Koala Kids Club offers full supervision for your children with activities including swimming, treasure hunts, games, face painting, ball games, competitions and much more. The Koala Kids Club is designed to encourage development of teamwork, creativity and social skills in all participants. Koala Kids will enjoy making new friends while having loads of fun. The ideal choice if you are looking for Kids Clubs Galway.

The Koala Kids Club runs from Monday to Friday during the months of July & August and during Mid Term Break in October and Christmas. Our next Koala Kids Club runs on 28th, 29th, 30th December, The Koala Kids Club offers activities for children aged 4 to 11 years. Activities run from 10am until 2.00pm and evening activities from 6pm – 9pm. The Koala kids club also runs on 01st, 02nd January and the morning of the 3rd January. All children between the ages of 4 & 12 are welcome. Morning Activities run from 10am - 2pm and Evening Activities run from 6pm -9pm.


Family Activities


Indoor Activities:


  • Atlantaquarium

  • City Limits

  • Galway City Museum

  • Pureskill


Outdoor Activities


  • Kyakmor Kyaking

  • Millennium Childrens Park

  • Pallas Karting

  • The Corrib Princess

  • Promenade at Salthill

  • Bridget’s Gardens

  • Loughwell Farm Park

  • Turoe Farm and Leisure Park

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