Having A Wedding Away: Why Galway’s Lough Rae Is The Perfect Choice

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From the jaw-dropping views in Connemara combined with some of the country’s most stunning coastlines, Galway is picturesque, full of culture and a renowned foodie hotspot. What better reason to plan the most special day of your life away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin’s hectic city centre and in the superb 4-star Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, only approximately a two-hour drive from Dublin (just off the M6) and only 20 minutes from the city of Galway (on the N6). Its location – overlooking the majestic Loughrea Lake – is both beautiful and peaceful, and all this combined makes it the perfect spot for your wedding day.

The Perfect Place For Bridal Pampering


You’ll be an abundance of nerves and excitement the morning of your wedding, so the staff at Lough Rae will be on hand to ensure you are relaxed and pampered before proceedings begin. Your first stop will be their luxurious spa facilities. Set in an oasis of calm, the hotel’s exquisite Shore Island Spa promises an experience of complete relaxation and indulgence, with bridal party packages available for hair and makeup (with a champagne breakfast) in its 5-star treatment rooms complete with experience showers, an ice fountain, a samarium, steam room, sauna a dark and even a light relaxation room. You will feel so refreshed and rejuvenated that you will never want to leave. 

Your Perfect Day Under One Roof


As the award-winning Lough Rea Hotel and Spa is one of the most highly recommended and well-known wedding venues in Galway (and indeed, the country), they have everything you need for a day unlike any other. Wedding co-ordinator Karen Brady and her excellent wedding team pride themselves on delivering everything to make your stay memorable, with exemplary service, food and the finer details that you’ll always remember. 

Roof Top Garden at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa

Guests can also now enjoy the newest addition to the hotel, The Roof Top Garden Bar and Sky Lounge, which boasts amazing panoramic views of Loughrea Lake and the Galway countryside. The Roof Top Garden is also the perfect place to have a family gathering day after the main event and ideal if you’re looking to unwind and relax. 

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For the wedding itself, the De Dannan Suite boasts an exquisite ballroom with its own bar. Newly refurbished, the room boasts Murano glass chandeliers, luxurious velvet drapery, and interchangeable lighting to suit the theme of your choice. Banqueting tables are dressed in crisp white linen and choose from white or ivory chair covers and coloured bows, also to suit your theme. Civil ceremonies will take place in a room with scenic views overlooking the lake, while private ceremonies and blessings can take place in the Slieve Aughty.

So Much To See

And even after your wedding is done and dusted, why not extend your stay to explore the gorgeous surroundings as man and wife? The area has superb golfing facilities, great fishing and wonderful historic sights.  With its stunning location, luxurious contemporary accommodation, and impressive facilities, Lough Rae is the place for a wedding you’ll never forget.

To arrange an appointment with Karen Brady Wedding Coordinator please Call 091 880088 or email

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