by Chris Carroll and Evelyn Carroll on Sun, 9th October, 2016
We had our wedding at the great national hotel ballina in July2016. We visited many hotels before choosing our venue in and around the Mayo area, whilst there are many fantastic hotels to choose from we feel on reflection we made the best choice as there is nothing we would want or do differently now we have had time to reflect on wedding day. The food was beautiful and the service from all the waiters and waitresses was superb, you can clearly tell there is a lot of organisation and leadership behind the scenes as the whole meal went like clock work and as for the quantities...there was seconds and in some cases third servings!! I made use of the ... Read more
by Fiona on Thu, 6th October, 2016
The Great national hotel was our first stop when looking for a venue. We received such a warm welcome from Denise. No request was too much and she endeavoured to help us in any way. We visited other hotels but came to the Great National and booked it. I emailed Denise a few times for help with bands/ flowers etc and she could not have been more helpful. The hotel itself is very spacious and all the staff are top class. The food is great and all the staff really take pride in doing their job well. I would highly recommend his hotel.
by Tracy Bourke on Wed, 5th October, 2016
From day one, all the staff at Great National Hotel Ballina have made us feel so welcome. Denise our wedding planner listened to all our requests and was so helpfull in choosing our wedding package. Denise has great tips for your special day and the Great National Hotels Pinterest board is great for getting ideas! Would definitely recommend this venue.
by Jacinta on Tue, 4th October, 2016
I can't recommend this hotel enough both as a Wedding Venue or if you're simply looking for a lovely hotel near Ballina. From our first visit to Hotel Ballina I had a feeling it was going to offer everything we were looking for in a wedding venue. We met with Róisín to discuss what we were looking for and before we left the hotel that day we had booked our provisional wedding date. We planned our wedding from Dublin so a lot of our contact was done via e-mail and it worked a treat. We always knew Róisín was on the other end of the phone day or night if we needed her for anything! The planning really was plain-sailing ... Read more
by Jacinta O'Brien on Mon, 23rd May, 2016
Where do I even start?! From our first visit to Hotel Ballina I had a feeling it was going to offer everything we were looking for in a wedding venue. We met with Róisín to discuss what we were looking for and before we left the hotel that day we had booked our provisional wedding date. The stunning staircase and foyer was a huge selling point for me...I was practically able to visualise our wedding day from that point on! We planned our wedding from Dublin so a lot of our contact was done via e-mail and it worked a treat. We always knew Róisín was on the other end of the phone day or night if we needed her ... Read more
by Sinéad Kilbane on Mon, 11th April, 2016
Myself and my husband Barry had our wedding held at the hotel in July 2015 We had an excellent day thanks to the hotel and the way they handle our special day. There was nothing to worry about Róisín and her team had everything under control. I would highly recommend the hotel to all my family and friends to have there special day there
by Paula Prendergast on Wed, 23rd March, 2016
I would highly recommend Great National Hotel Ballina as a wedding venue for prospective newlyweds. Firstly the staff were always pleasant & accommodating while offering really beneficial advice and expertise. The beautiful reception area is large, warm & welcoming & provides a wonderful airy environment for guests to mingle. The food was to a high standard, this was something that was something that was very important to us & we were really pleased with the food on the day, as were our guests. We had a wonderful day & everything went off without issue , this had a lot to do with the impeccable high standards of our wedding coordinator on the day.
by Aine Callaghan on Wed, 23rd March, 2016
We got married in Hotel Ballina in August 2014. From the first day we met the team they were a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. They really put our minds at ease. The wedding day couldn't have been better. The lobby was buzzing with all our guests who were enjoying the drinks reception when we arrived. The meal was fabulous and we received lots of complements from our guests. I would have no hesitation recommending this hotel to a friend.
by Triona Gannon on Tue, 22nd March, 2016
My husband and I married here in March 2015 and I can honestly say that the service we were provided with for our special day was absolutely fantastic. Roisin Buckley and her dedicated team made sure that everything went smoothly from start to finish and nothing was too much to ask. The venue itself was stunning on the day and we also enjoyed a second day's celebrations there the day after which again was fantastic! Everyone raved about the food, flowing wine and swift service for weeks afterwards and also all commented on how relaxed the atmosphere was with all the staff being so accommodating. They provided professional babysitting services for the wedding guests as required when booked in advance ... Read more