Impeccable standards at Raheen Woods Hotel

Maria and Lester McNamara

Maria and Lester McNamara

Raheen Woods Hotel, located in the Famous Fields of Athenry is fast becoming one of the go to wedding destinations in Galway and Connacht, With an ever growing name for superior quality, impeccable standards and professional attention to detail it is easy to see why.

This plush 50-bedroom hotel run by the McNamara Family offers a warm and friendly welcome to all guests upon arrival. When wedding couples enter the hotel the first thing they feel is a warm embrace from the team and a real welcome awaits them. This is the ethos passed down by owner Lester McNamara who in his own words.

"I want everyone to feel welcomed to this hotel, to feel important and like they are the only person there, I want them to feel wanted and appreciated and treated with the utmost respect and carrying this ethos through is (General Manager ) Oisin Nevin and (Dep General Manager ) Frances Doyle who have combined 30 years’ experience looking after weddings.

"We absolutely love looking after couples, their family and friends and to bear witness as their perfect day comes to fruition. We love the fact that we are putting on a show to a sold-out crowd and all eyes are on us as we deliver on our promise of “Perfect Weddings at Raheen Woods Hotel”. We take real pride in our work and it makes it all that much easier as we love being part of this amazing hotel and team. It's a home from home and this feeling is passed on to all our guests," said Mr McNamara.

"The relationship we build with our couples is one of the many reasons to how we have established ourselves as a leading wedding venue in the West of Ireland. The Raheen Woods Hotel name and brand is getting stronger and stronger in Connacht and we are really excited with the increase we are seeing coming from Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim whilst not forgetting our loyal Galway and Midland customers."

"As we are now only 45 minutes from Mayo, Roscommon and Athlone and only 30 minutes from Clare via the motorway this has made us even more accessible to a growing market," he added.

General Manager Oisin Nevin says, " As a smaller family run hotel we rely heavily on our reputation and this is what ensures we are the premier wedding venue in Connacht. Our standards are exceptionally high as we believe in a strong manager presence, and for each wedding our four senior managers are present on the function room floor ensuring the smooth running of the wedding meal and making sure that each and every request by your guests are met efficiently. This also gives our brides and grooms a real sense of comfort as they know that we are always only a few feet away.

"Apart from having such an involved management team present on the floor our unique selling point is the sense of privacy we offer to all our couples. Our newly refurbished DeBurgo Suite is situated west of the main hotel and with its own private entrance surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, rose beds and cascading waterfall this offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures.

"Secluded and private your guests are welcomed into The Eden Suite by a full drink’s reception consisting of a champagne tower, freshly brewed tea and coffee, homemade mini scones, a selection of biscuits and our seasonal punch. Guests are also catered for by our private gin and cocktail Bar which provides a selection of beers, wines and spirits.

"After some mingling with the guests our couples are escorted into the DeBurgo Suite which caters for up to 300 guests by Frances and Oisin where they will have some time to relax and enjoy some nibbles and personal photographs. Frances then guides our couples through the order of service for the evening and upon reintroduction to The Eden Suite our couples will find their guests cosied up on our newly upholstered crushed velvet furniture, or in the throes of laughter in our white picket fenced garden. An amazing dining experience leads you into the family’s speeches, the evening’s entertainment and the early hours of the morning," he said.

Choosing Raheen Woods Hotel as your wedding venue means you are choosing quality over quantity, you are choosing professionalism, experience and excellence. You are choosing a venue that cares for you, your family and your guests on this very special and intimate occasion.

You are choosing a venue that has a personal relationship with you and ensures we deliver on our promise that we make to each and every couple that Dreams Really Do Come True at Raheen Woods Hotel.

Feel free to contact them at [email protected] or [email protected] or call 091 875 888


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