The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway Wins National Award for

The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway Wins National Award for "Connacht Wedding Venue of the Year 2011"

21 February 2011

Select's The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway is pleased to announce they have won overall winner in the West of Ireland as Connacht Wedding Venue of the Year 2011 at the 2nd Annual Weddings Online Awards Ceremony.

Among 50 other top venues around the country, The Ardilaun were delighted to win the overall Connacht award in front of the glitterati of the Wedding Industry which  descended in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin last Monday 14th February.

The Ardilaun were also just one of the five Select Hotels nominated for an award as the Kenmare Bay Hotel, Celtic Ross Hotel West Cork, County Arms Birr, City North Hotel Dublin and Silver Tassie Hotel Donegal were also present.

Thousands of brides and grooms nationwide voted for their favourite wedding suppliers who were then judged by an expert panel based on quality of work and experience. The Ardilaun's Sales and Marketing Manager, Maria Kelly and Wedding Co-ordinator, Orla Dolan received the award on behalf of the Hotel at the glittering awards ceremony. Maria stated: "It's great to be able to acknowledge and reward the hard work of wedding suppliers throughout the country," said Peter Bryans, CEO of WeddingsOnline, "and to highlight that commitment to quality; and dedication to excellent service, is continuing to thrive."

Being the only Galway Hotel to ever achieve this status, John Ryan Managing Director of The Ardilaun Hotel was delighted the hotel won this prestigious award:  "We are very proud of this achievement and it is a true reflection of the team here at The Ardilaun that I am very fortunate to have a very strong, enthusiastic, close-knit team who take pride in offering the best wedding experience to all of our brides and grooms."

John also stated, "It has been a fantastic experience to be involved in so many happy occasions down through the years with all of our wedding couples here at The Ardilaun and being part of something special for so many people on their Wedding Day - it is a great privilege and look forward to the experience for years to come" says John Ryan Managing Director of The Ardilaun Hotel. For almost 50 years, the Ryan Family and The Ardilaun Hotel have being playing host to over 3,000 weddings at the hotel since 1962 and are still going strong." 

The Weddings Online Awards is the mostly hotly contested award among suppliers of the Irish Wedding Industry and The Ardilaun Hotel were up against the top venues in Ireland. For further information on Select Hotels of Ireland, visit