Wedding Reviews for Arklow Bay Hotel

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 54 reviews



by Jamie & Carl Walsh
on Fri, 6th of December, 2019
On the 10th of August this year.Myself and my husband had our wedding reception in the arklow bay hotel.From the day we booked our wedding the staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating to our every need .Eimear in particular was amazing to deal with.On our big day everything was

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exactly as we wanted,all the staff at the arklow bay could not have done any more for ourselves and all of our guests.The food in particular was beautiful and is still been spoken about among our family and friends.We would highly recommend the hotel to anyone planning their big day,everyone knows how stressful planning a wedding can be but all the staff made it much less stressfull.We regularly stay in the hotel and will continue to do so .
Jamie and Carl Walsh
by Brenda & Jonathan Gannon
on Wed, 4th of December, 2019
We had our wedding in September and the team were amazing Eimear shauna and Dean from the very start to the day itself they went above and beyond nothing was too much trouble couldn't meet nicer people .Eimear the wedding coordinator was always on hand during the planning process taking any stress

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away .The food was fabulous all our guests commented how nice it was Jennifer who looked after the top table was always there if we needed anything brilliant at her job .The hotel was beautifully decorated and all the staff at the hotel really looked after our guests so well some have even rebooked to stay again. We would like to thank you all at the arklow bay for helping us have such an amazing day would highly recommend the hotel for weddings look forward to visiting again soon.
by Sinead & Joe Redmond
on Mon, 2nd of December, 2019
Myself and my wife knew the moment we walked in tho the Arklow bay hotel that it was were we wanted to get married. The staff and team were wonderful. We had only booked our big day a month when we were informed that the wedding coordinator was changing and we had a new coordinator looking after us

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. This is where Eimear came in, we contacted her and she was so lovely. She made us feel like our big day was her main priority. She took us through a general run through of what most couples do on their day but let us know that they were very open to any creative ideas we had to make things a little different for our day. She really put our minds at rest and we knew it was definitely the right place for us.
We would like to thank you again for all of your help from the day we enquired about booking our wedding, until the moment it was time for bed on our day. Nothing was ever too much for ask for, and questions were always answered super fast. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, or a better venue. The Arklow bay was the first venue that we viewed that made us feel at home , and we left with such excitement knowing that it was the venue that we wanted to get married at; It really did exceed all expectations
thank you so much for all your hard work in making our wedding the best day of our lives. It would not have been possible without you all.All of our guests had a wonderful time and couldn’t praise the venue or the excellent food enough.
Mr and Mrs Redmond
by Blathnaid & Jim Parkes
on Fri, 29th of November, 2019
Jim and I had our wedding in the Asgard Suite at the Arklow Bay on Aug 15th 2019. We live in London so the fact that we had Eimear on the end of the phone or email made everything so much easier for us in the planning stages. Our thoughts and ideas were listened to and taken on board but more

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importantly stuff we did not even think about was presented to us in a friendly and thoughtful manner. On the day itself everything was perfect. Our guests were blown away by the friendliness of all the hotel staff and by the quality of service particularly in the serving of the meal. The food was stunning and many of our guests do not live in Ireland so they were amazed at how much food there was! it was truly a perfect day due to the experience and dedication of all at the Arklow Bay.
by Margaret & Andrew Montgomery
on Fri, 29th of November, 2019
No words are enough to describe our wedding at the Arklow Bay Hotel and we are so happy that we chose here as our venue. We can't thank the wonderful staff and Eimear enough for everything!! Its such a lovely hotel, the food, the rooms, the staff everything about it is just so lovely and so

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welcoming . From the get go nothing was ever too much trouble, anything we wanted or needed for our big day was never a problem. Eimear our wedding Coordinator was just brilliant, always on hand for whatever our needs and really went above and beyond for us! The food at our meal was second to none and everyone commented on how nice it was. We were lucky to be able to use there fabulous new refurbished ballroom, so we were delighted with that. I suppose the icing on the cake for us was being able to have our ceremony outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Arklow Bay overlooking the lake, we really could of been anywhere in the world with the weather and sunshine we got, for September it was just amazing and the whole set up outside for the ceremony was just beautiful. Cannot fault the hotel in anyway shape or form. Amazing day from start to finish so again just like to thank all the staff, especially Eimear
by Margaret Holmes
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Margaret and Andrew 19/09/2019
No words are enough to describe our wedding at the arklow Bay and we are so happy that we chose here as our venue. can't thank the wonderful staff and eimear enough for everything!! its such a lovly hotel, the food, the rooms, the staff everything about it is just so

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lovly and so welcoming . From the get go noting was ever too much trouble, anything we wanted or needed for our big day was never a problem. Eimear our wedding Co ordinator was just brilliant, always on hand for whatever our needs and really went above and beyond for us! The food at our meal was second to none and everyone commented on how nice it was. We were lucky to be able to use there fabulous new refurbished ballroom, so we were delighted with that. I suppose the icing on the cake for us was being able to have our ceremony outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the arklow bay over looking the lake, we really could of being anywhere in the world with the weather and sunshine we got, for September it was just amazing and the whole set up outside for the ceremony was just beautiful. Cannot fault the hotel in anyway shape or form. Amazing day from start to finish so again just like to thank all the staff, especially eimear
by Bernie & Amanda Breen
on Wed, 27th of November, 2019
We couldn’t recommend Eimear and the team highly enough.. from start to finish we felt as if our wedding was their priority. No request was too much and all of our personal touches were encouraged and met. Our wedding day was amazing. We felt so relaxed and enjoyed every minute ourselves. Feedback

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from all our our guests was hugely positive also. Bernie and Amanda.
by Samanth & Stephen Stewart
on Tue, 26th of November, 2019
We had Our Wedding at the Beautiful Arklow Bay Hotel on the 10th of May 2019.
Our Wedding Coordinator Eimear O' Brien and her team was OUTSTANDING. From our early preparations and planning they were 100% behind us all the way.
The Hotel itself its beautiful surroundings and the friendly staff

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made Our day more Special. The food was delicious. Every one that attended Our Wedding enjoyed the day. We would highly recommend this Hotel for that Very Special Day.
by Stefanie & Brian Keenan
on Tue, 29th of October, 2019
Hi Eimear

We would just like to say thank you so much for everything you did for us in the run up to our wedding. Nothing was too big a job for you. I had you pestered in the last 2 weeks and you just took it all on and were amazing. The morning of the wedding everyone was good with Brian, again

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nothing was too much trouble. Every single guest at our wedding was so complimentary of the hotel, from the decor, the food, the staff, everything. You made our special day even more special, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, it was an amazing day and thank you again xxx

Stef & Brian
Xxx
by Sarah & Jonathan Browne
on Wed, 16th of October, 2019
We had our wedding at The Arklow Bay Hotel in August it was a fantastic day. The staff were amazing, food was amazing and the staff couldn't do anymore to help they were fantastic. Eimear the wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing, so helpful, couldn't meet a nicer girl. I would highly

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recommend The Arklow bay for a wedding, the gardens are gorgeous and the scenery, we got married down by the lake such a lovely day thanks to everyone
by Margurite & Ross Turner
on Wed, 28th of August, 2019
Well where do we begin? The Bay was our number 1 choice for our big day from the second we got engaged. We had been to several weddings in the Bay in the past and all were superb. From initial meetings to visiting wedding showcases we fell in love. The day itself took our breath away and the very

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special attention to detail was flawless. The whole hotel not just the wedding team deserve amazing praise. Our families from far and not so far all said and I quote 'the best wedding we have been to in for forever' We can't recommend the Arklow Bay Hotel enough, from the food and atmosphere to the hospitality and genuine care they show to their guests. First Class. Thanks for everything, Ross & Margurite Turner
by Jen & Des Coughlan
on Wed, 28th of August, 2019
Well what can I say about The Arklow Bay Hotel. We had our wedding there on the 6th of July 2019. Eimear and Shauna they both work so hard and all the staff were amazing. They kept everything going so smoothly and down to the last detail. We are so happy that we got to have our wedding at The Arklow

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Bay Hotel from Jen and Des Coughlan.
by Jodi & Jade Slator
on Tue, 6th of August, 2019
The Best Vegan Wedding Ever!
Thank you so much for making our day so special and unforgettable. Your staff really went above and beyond to make sure we all had a brilliant day, and we really did! We especially want to thank your amazing sous chef Aine who created the perfect vegan menu for us.

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Everyone was raving about it, including all the meat eaters there (who didn’t “chicken” out)!
Another special thanks has to go to our wedding coordinator Eimear who was with us every step of the way, ensuring everything was planned perfectly. We barely had to think of anything; we just enjoyed every minute of the day.
We have gotten nothing but good feedback from our guests about your lovely staff who provided amazing service all day. Yet another special thanks has to go to your night porter who went so far as to drop some guests home in the early hours of the morning when they couldn’t get a taxi.
There’s nothing bad we can say about The Arklow Bay Hotel. The service we received was as good as any 5 star hotel. We would recommend The Arklow Bay to anyone, especially any vegan couples out there. You’ll be sure to have one of the best days of your life for a fantastic price!
- Jodi and Jade
by Sarah & Eamonn Doyle
on Thu, 1st of August, 2019
We had our beautiful wedding reception in The Arklow Bay Hotel in May 2019, what a magical experience it was. Every detail better than the last. To say the team was helpful is an understatement, Eimear our wedding coordinator pulled out all the stops nothing was too big or too small from changing

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function rooms to helping choose the centre pieces, Eimear truly took the stress away from the planning. On arrival we were made feel the top priority of the from the time we drove up to the door both Eimear and Dick were there to welcome us, Dick couldn’t have been more helpful from carrying bouquets and making sure my dress didn’t drag on the ground, a true gentleman. The food was second to none, every course better than the last nothing was too big of an ask. We truly were made feel like royalty during our time at the hotel. I couldn’t recommend The Arklow Bay enough to anyone thinking of getting married there from the scenery to the food but especially the staff who are so professional, helpful and most of all kind and mannerly. Our experience for our wedding was truly magical, I wish we would do it all over again.
by Tanya & Alan Farrell
on Thu, 1st of August, 2019
From our first visit to the Arklow Bay we fell in love with it, to the food, the views, the lake and most importantly the staff we knew we would not want to get married anywhere else.

We booked our wedding 18 months before the wedding day and as any couple planning a wedding you want to be in

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contact with them, which was never an issue, no question was ever to big or small, the staff at the Arklow Bay always wanted to help any way they can.

Like any wedding guests at a wedding the main things they will always remember is the food and music and craic
The food was amazing, I still have guests 3 weeks later saying it to me about cleaning off their plates,

If you are lucky enough to have good weather get married at the lake, you will not regret it, an amazing experience it's truly beautiful down there the way the wedding is set up, how often can you get married outside in Ireland, the room in the hotel that ceremony would be in is also beautiful lit up with candles and flowers

The bay suite has been fully renovated this year and it's a gorgeous room for the reception,

All in all I would recommend the Arklow Bay for anyone getting married it truly is an amazing hotel, from Eimear, Musa, Shauna and Dean and all the staff in the Arklow Bay we couldn't be more grateful for all they did to make our day one to remember.
by Ashley & Stephen Callanan
on Mon, 10th of June, 2019
We got married in the Arklow Bay Hotel on the 24th of May 2019 and it was my fairy tale wedding I always dreamed of. The staff are nothing short of perfect and the wedding co-ordinator Eimear is the nicest woman we have ever dealt with and she deserves all the credit. She made everything so easy and

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took a lot of stress of myself and my now husband. Eimear imagined everything I could have ever dreamt of and made it a reality. We cannot talk any higher of the staff, the three nights that we stayed in the hotel were fantastic and that’s down to the quality of the staff. The food is divine!! After three days we all needed to be rolled out of the hotel! The chefs prepared an award winning dish every time something came out of the kitchen, whether it was lunch, or even our wedding dinner, it was impeccable!! If anyone is unsure of where to look, the Bay definitely should be an option.

Special mention to Eimear, Shauna, Derek, Dick, Laura, Alice and Cian who made such an impact on our wedding and we will be forever grateful ❤️
by Zydrune Greiciute & Kieran Mulhall
on Wed, 29th of May, 2019
"If you look for a location of your big day , I cannot recommend enough The Arklow Bay hotel. You will be amazed with the service you will receive from your wedding planner. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is just fabulous, delicious deserts .... you will be living the dream..."-

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Zydrune

A special thanks to Eimear and Shauna and everyone at the Arklow bay hotel for giving us the best wedding anyone could have wished for ,so helpful and amazing people highly recommended.- Kieran
by Marie Noonan
on Wed, 29th of May, 2019
We got married in Arklow Bay hotel in April. We chose this hotel as we found it to be excellent value and the staff were so lovely when we went to their open day. Leading up to the big day our wedding coordinator Eimear couldn't have been nicer and made everything stress free for us. As we got

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married in the hotel itself, we didn't even need to worry about flowers or church decorations etc as the hotel organised all of this for us as part of our package. We were able to have our drinks reception outside which our guests loved as the hotel has beautiful grounds and is only a stone's throw from the beach. The actual reception itself was wonderful. The room was stunning and all of our guests raved about the food and how friendly the staff were. I would highly recommend Arklow Bay to any couple looking for a wedding venue...Thanks so much to all the staff who went out of their way to make our day so special it was greatly appreciated!!
by Barbara Murphy
on Wed, 17th of October, 2018
Can't thank the Arklow Bay enough, we got married on the 25th August and it was the best day ever! We were dealing with Orla and Shauna and they were both amazing! Everything was so laid back and everything is done for you so there is no stress for the big day. I had supplied lots of extra detail

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for my big day and they set the room out perfectly for me! The staff were amazing too and very polite. The food was beautiful, everyone commented on it. The outside is beautiful for pictures. I am so glad I picked the Arklow Bay and wish I could do it all again. Thanks again xxx
by Megan Hayes
on Mon, 15th of October, 2018
We had our day on the 31st August 2018 and from start to finish, everything was amazing. The food, wine, and Processo were fabulous. The ceremony and reception room was set up perfectly and looked exactly the way we wanted it. Nothing was a problem. Orla, Yuri, and the team were amazing and we

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cannot thank them enough. We all had an amazing day.
by Karen Lipsett
on Sat, 6th of October, 2018
We had our wedding at the Arklow Bay Hotel and we could not have asked for better than this. The wedding planner Orla was very accommodating to our every wish and nothing was too much trouble. The venue was beautifully decorated for the service and everything ran smoothly throughout. I would

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recommend this venue as the perfect place for your wedding. The staff were amazing and the food second to none. Rooms were perfect and of a very high standard.

Thank you so much Arklow Bay for giving us the best wedding ever

John and Karen Lipsett
by Lisa Mc Partlin
on Fri, 28th of September, 2018
I don't know where to start, our day was perfect from start to finish. From the moment we met Orla we knew we wanted our wedding at the Arklow Bay. She was friendly and would do anything for you, she was there every step of the way. We had beautiful weather so our ceremony was outside and it went so

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smoothly, our drinks reception was also outside where they have seating and a bar it was beautiful. Then the food it was amazing, everybody complimented it and still to this day our guests are talking about the whole day. The decor and service was top notch and I couldn't fault any of it. Thank you for making mine & John's first day as Mr & Mrs Bell one we will never forget.
by Stephanie Cullen
on Thu, 27th of September, 2018
Myself and my husband got married on the 2nd March 2018. It was a special date to us as we met on that date in The Arklow Bay 5 years previous. However, no amount of planning would have prepared us for our day which turned out to be one of the biggest snowstorms in 40 years. We never thought for

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one moment it wouldn't go ahead. However, the huge drifts of snow did alter our plans.
The Arklow Bay Hotel were so accommodating with everything. They were so helpful with all our planning and lead up to the big day. As we only had 54 of our original 180 guests present on the 2nd March they organised a beautiful intimate reception. Never for one moment in the hotel did we feel our day was ruined by storm Emma. We were on cloud 9 and the hotel helped create that atmosphere. The meal was amazing and I could not fault the staff or their service. They did everything to ensure we had a great day. As everyone was snowbound we enjoyed a couple of nights in the hotel and the staff were so lovely. Our main reception day was rescheduled then to March 16th. The staff were very helpful with reorganising everything. We even got the honeymoon suite for another night. Our 2nd wedding as we call it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The prosecco was flowing at the drinks reception. The meal again was beautiful. There was plenty of staff working so no one was left waiting for food or for drinks at the bar. There was a great atmosphere and the day ran smoothly.
Our wedding was certainly unique. When I woke up to the snow I was heartbroken. Every girl dreams of their perfect wedding day. And I thought our day was ruined. But The Arklow Bay made sure we were going to get not one but two special days to remember. And I got to wear my dress twice.
by Geraldine Dwyer
on Thu, 27th of September, 2018
Our wedding day was chaotic to say the least from the snow blizzard stopping the register and a lot of guests from attending, to my dress breaking as I put it on, to being trapped in the hotel for an extra night cause the snow was too thick to get out to missing our honeymoon... Ye just couldn't

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write it but the staff were great, they did a brilliant job under the weather circumstances.
by Olivia Pakenham
on Wed, 26th of September, 2018
So we had our wedding day on the 2nd of June and what a day it was. Myself and Davy cannot thank Orla and her team enough, it was well and truly the best day of our lives. From check in the day before the staff were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us which in my opinion made my day easier.

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On the morning Orla popped in bright and early to make sure everything was going well which was brilliant for me as I’d a lot on as you can imagine. My hairdresser arrived and was in complete shock when she arrived at reception as they greeted her with such welcome that she had never experienced from a hotel. The ceremony was beautiful, the room for the service was nicer than I imagined, so well decorated and picture perfect. The food was unbelievable, to serve so many people is hard but all my guests couldn’t compliment the food enough, the whole day was amazing. Myself and a lot of my guests were staying for the weekend and we were treated the same the whole way through. It was the best experience of my life so far! To any brides or grooms out there myself and my husband would highly recommend the Arklow bay hotel.
by Yvonne Mc donald
on Wed, 26th of September, 2018
We got married in the arklow bay on 28/6/18 and what a day it was.
From the day before the staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed on the build up to our day.
Orla the wedding co ordinator was always on hand if anything was needed. She made everything run like

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clockwork. We got married outside and they had set the area up beautifully. All our guests were looked after from the moment they arrived.
It was an extremely hot day and they had fans on hand for bedrooms and for our reception room. The food was amazing, large portions and hot. The service was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly. Anything we needed they helped us with.
It was such a relaxed atmosphere and we never felt rushed. We felt like we had the hotel to ourselves and we were the most important people in it.
We would 100% recommend the Arklow bay as a venue for your special day, your guaranteed to have an amazing day and your guests will have a day they will remember.
by Shelley Burke
on Wed, 26th of September, 2018
Orla Ryan what a wonderful woman she is and all the amazing staff in the Arklow Bay Hotel.

We honestly don't know where to start or how to begin thanking you all enough for the most wonderful day. It is still all only sinking in 4 months later.

Orla made the whole experience from start to

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finish so easy and everything and more than we ever could have imagined. After we first met her that day in the Bay to the wedding day you were so helpful and kind were both still on cloud 9 after it all.

Everything from the professionalism of all the staff on the day, all the little quirks we added in (like arriving in on a Motorbike to the reception) being looked after to a T, the beautiful setting, the fabulous comfy rooms and gorgeous bridal suite, down to the food on the day it's left us wanting to do it all over and over again and knowing that there is not one thing we would change.

Everyone is still commenting and remarking about our day and how they have never seen a wedding like it - there are not too many places that could have coped with our numbers from 120 for a sit down meal to 450+ invited to an afternoon reception and a buffet that would have left any Michelin star restaurant in awe and so much gorgeous food for everyone. No-one went away hungry and that was our biggest request.

Everyone in the Arklow Bay Hotel played an absolute blinder that day and to say we loved every single second would be a massive understatement.

Again huge huge HUGE thank you to Orla particularly but everyone else that was there on the day or before for the set up we cannot thank you all for everything enough.

Truly a magical amazing day that we will remember with the best memories of all our family & friends gathered around us

Best day of our lives xx

The Burkes
Shelley & Liam
by Louise Clarke
on Fri, 17th of November, 2017
Overall I couldn't recommend the arklow bay Hotel enough for the day from the ceremony to the disco everyone had an amazing time and had great complements for the hotel. The ceremony room was decorated beautifully the reception was great very nice and helpful staff the food was gorgeous everyone I

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spoke to said the food was amazing one person even said every plate came out hot and it's not very often so many people are served without a dish being returned. We were looked after great from the minute we decided to have our wedding at the arklow bay. Orla is lovely and was very helpful in making sure we had a great day. I'd definitely recommend the arklow bay to anyone getting married. Knowing my guests had a great time at the wedding and hotel made our day even more special. Thanks again to everyone who was involved at the arklow bay
by Karl williams
on Fri, 17th of November, 2017
The hole day from start to finish was a amazing day from the room were we got married to the decor that was done for our big day many thanks to orla and the arklow bay for all there hard work for getting the place ready for our big day .to the reception part sandwitches and scone s were lovely the

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music we had was a perfect setting in the reception .then onto the wedding room was lovely lie out and dinner was amazing everyone complanment on it .staff were very good .the wedding sweet was lovely .we would deffo recemend the arklow bay for a wedding venue
by Lillian Duffy
on Fri, 17th of November, 2017
From booking our day to leaving our room was 5 star !! Professional and personal ,Orla Ryan is a gem she is a valuable asset to your hotel. I wouldn’t change a thing! All our guests commented on how lovely the food was,and how beautiful the room looked.the grounds were beautiful for our photos ,

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very well kept.our room was stunning and all our staying guests had a lovely experience. We are forever grateful for making our day so memorable and perfect in every single way ????
by Rory Murphy
on Tue, 14th of November, 2017
From start to finish we couldn't have asked for more for our special day. Lisa organised everything brilliantly for us from the first time we met her and we never had to worry once. We could contact her anytime we wanted and she would always reply very quickly and always with the answer we wanted to

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hear!

She had suggestions for everything from florists to bands to photographers but was never pushy about any of them. She was just full of good ideas to help us plan our special day! We never felt like we were losing control of our day or that it wouldn't be as we imagined it. Lisa was able to help make it a perfect day.

Obviously she wasn't alone in this and the rest of the team at the hotel were fantastic as well. The hotel always looked great every time we visited (and especially on the day of our wedding!) and the staff were warm and friendly to us and all of our guests at all time. Any request we had they happily helped us out.

The food was fantastic and we had compliments from so many people about how much better it was than food they had had at other weddings. All the plates were presented perfectly and looked and tasted delicious.

We had a small ceremony in the ceremony room upstairs and the whole room was presented beautifully.

I'm sure the day was very busy and there was a lot to do but Lisa was always there to help us and we never felt rushed and never had to worry about anything for the whole day.

We would happily recommend the Arklow Bay to anybody thinking about having their wedding there.
by Ruaidhri & Celeste Murphy
on Tue, 17th of October, 2017
There are times when words are not enough... and this is one of them.

The wedding team at the Arklow Bay Hotel, headed by Orla Ryan, were exceptional from start to finish. They are a team that never once flinched at a request, demand, or query, and stay true to their promise to make your wedding

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everything you want it to be.

The ballroom on our day was exquisite. The food fantastic. And the staff even better.

To have been able to give our family and friends the day they deserved, and more importantly the day we wanted will stay with us forever.

Celeste and I will be forever grateful.
by James Quinn & Clive Hayward
on Tue, 17th of October, 2017
Recently got married in the Arklow Bay Hotel, the day was all we could have wished for.
Our wedding co-ordinator Lisa was a great help we didnt have to stress/worry about a thing from the time we arrived to time we left she had everything under control and was an amazing support to us.
The room

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was decorated to the highest standard, the food is still been talked about on how nice it was and all the staff were great over the weekend. I would recommend this location/hotel to any couple that are looking for a location to get married in. Our guests are still talking about our big day and it wouldnt have been a success only for this hotel and staff, thank you very much and we will be back soon :)
by clive hayward
on Tue, 10th of October, 2017
wow wow wow wow all we can say is we had the best weekend ever we booked our big day 1 year in advance and all i can say is we could not have pulled off such a amazing weekend if it wasn't for Lisa Hudson and the amazing staff at the arklow bay nothing was a problem nothing was forced on us we felt

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so at ease from the moment we went to talk to Lisa we ended up turning our 1 day into a 2 day event and nothing was a problem in fact they went above and more to help us Lisa and her team were always on hand to offer support and advice and honest support that was anything we needed we had a meeting or email or a phone call if i could do all again i would was the best weekend of our lives the food was the talking point people asked how was 174 meals all served so hot the venue itself is amazing we couldn't of asked for a better venue and staff there is not one fault we could say about this hotel and we cant wait to return for special weekends away i cant stress enough how much Lisa and the arklow bay made our dream wedding come true on behalf of myself and my husband and my family and friends we would like to thank every single one of the staff for everything they done for us we will never forget and now the arklow bay will always have a special place in our hearts thanks guys xoxo
by Johanna Byrne
on Mon, 2nd of October, 2017
We had our wedding in Arklow bay hotel and we could not have asked for anything better. Everything was amazing from start to finish. The staff at the hotel and Orla was there and they made sure that our day went off with out a hitch. We have to say that, they really went above and beyond for us.

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They pulled out all the stops not just for us but for our guests to.
They wanted us to have a special day and for our day to be different so they listen to our ideas and made sure we got our them on our day.
They made us feel special from the first moment we met with the hotel staff and they always had time for us even though they had loads of other brides to look after.

Amazing is all we can say. Look no further this is the place for the perfect wedding.
by Roz & David Shanahan
on Sat, 30th of September, 2017
I can't even begin to explain how happy we were with the hotel and the day. Everytime we met Orla beforehand there was never an issue with any request we had. She made the whole planning process that bit easier as she was as eager to ensure we had a nice day as we were.

On the day itself we had

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some sad news in the morning which meant I was the best part of an hour late! But thanks to Orla it felt like it was all part of the process when I arrived. Orla assured me everybody was ready, we all looked great, and that we would move at our own pace. I really cannot fault one single thing about the hotel or the experience. Before dinner Orla asked me if I wanted to go and see the diner room, I said no. The reason for this was that I was so confirdent that she, along with everyone involved in organising the day, had made the room everything we wanted, and when myself and Dave walked down the corridor and into the room, I have to say it was more than we expected.

It felt like we were the only people there that mattered, even the next morning when my braclet fell down the back for the radiator cabinet, up arrived a member of the team with a drill in hand to retrieve it!

The only down part in the whole experience is that we haven't had time yet to go back to the hotel to both thank Orla personally, and have a carvery dinner!:)

When we talk to other newlyweds they tell me stories of how this and that went wrong with the hotel and we just feel so lucky that we picked Arklow Bay, because the whole day is a stand out memory to us. We couldn't recommend it enough for anybody's perfect day.
by Lauren Byrne Roberts
on Thu, 28th of September, 2017
From the first meeting with Orlaith, our wedding organiser, to the night of the wedding, we felt like our special day was in the best of hands. We had everything we could have dreamed of, and the team at the Arklow Bay hotel made our day magical, a day thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Our

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every need and request was met with the upmost professionalism, and Orlaith put us at ease through the whole planning experience, reassuring us, making us feel that we'd chosen the perfect venue for our wedding. We wanted a small, intimate day with close family and friends, and that is exactly what we got. The ceremony room was dressed beautifully, with an almost fairytale atmosphere. Orlaith had managed the music for our ceremony so that it complemented the timing of my arrival and us leaving the ceremony as husband and wife. When an extra few guests arrived at the last minute, there was no issue, the wedding team arrived with extra seats and ensured the smooth running of the day. The meal was incredible, we and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it, as Orlaith had gone meticulously through the menu options with us previously, helping us tailor the perfect menu to suit all tastes and requirements. In the evening, the room was transformed into an elegant setting for our first dance, speeches and the cutting of the cake, which had all been aided by the flawless work of the wedding team. We would like to thank all at the Arklow Bay, especially Orlaith, who ensured we remember our special day with love and fondness for the rest of our lives, they went above and beyond to make it a most magical occasion, and we could not give a higher recommendation, this is simply the best venue we could have chosen.
by Mark Caul
on Wed, 27th of September, 2017
Everything was done to perfection from start to finish, any request we asked for was delivered without hesitation. The whole experience we had with the hotel, the wedding team and Orla was great, the team simply took all the pressure off us. Both our families felt very welcome at the hotel and the

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wedding room looked as my wife would say "fab"...
The staff were very pleasant and there was good craic out of them, big thanks to Orla, was a pleasure to work with!!! Overall can't wait to spend anniversaries and many enjoyable stays in the Arklow bay again and again.
by Michael and Shona Kavanagh
on Wed, 27th of September, 2017
First of all, the build up was amazing. The hotel had a wonderful wedding showcase which gave us lots of ideas, as well as a preview as to what the room for the service and the meal afterwards would potentially look like. Orla was an absolute star. She was very practical and helpful when it came to

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organizing things, such as the table seating plan, the music, and the timing. She helped us to relax and enjoy organizing the wedding. Shauna volunteered to do sound for us during our ceremony. It was a small midweek wedding but they still made it feel like a very big special day. There were a number of vegetarians/vegans at our wedding and the menu was left open and flexible for a long time which ensured everyone got what they wanted to eat. On the day itself, Orla made sure all the guests were catered for before the arrival of the bride, giving out drinks and biscuits, and made sure that everything was organized for the brides entrance to the ceremony. The room for the ceremony was well lit with a romantic atmosphere. After the ceremony, they handed us a glass of prosecco and had more refreshments ready for our guests while we got photos taken before dinner. The dining room was beautifully organized. The seating plan was exactly as we had arranged, and our favors and trinkets were laid out just as we had asked. Everybody enjoyed the starter, main course, and dessert. The staff were on the ball with making sure everyone had enough to drink, as well as taking empty plates away when one had finished their dinner. The sound was brilliant, we had no problems with the PA system during the meal. One guest said she'd love to have an intimate wedding service and dinner just like we received. The staff waited patiently for us to finish our speeches before setting up the room quickly and quietly for dancing. We were able to close the bar at an appropriate time. We also enjoyed breakfast in bed the next morning served by Martina who always provides service with a smile.
by Sharon O'Toole
on Mon, 25th of September, 2017
Our wedding day with the Arklow Bay Hotel was absolutely perfect in every way from start to finish. Orla was our wedding co-ordinator and she was excellent in every way and helped us plan the day with wanted, every requested we asked for was done with ease and without any hesitation from the Arklow

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Bay. The room we got married in was decorated beautifully, I added nothing to the decor of the room, it was all done by the hotel. The food on the day was fabulous, plentiful, piping hot and delicious. Everything ran smoothly on the day. I would change absolutely nothing about our wedding day and wish I could do it all over again. The Arklow Bay Hotel is a fantastic hotel for any couples special day.
by Carol wolohan
on Fri, 22nd of September, 2017
We got married on Saturday the 29th of July. We had our ceremony and reception in the arklow bay hotel. Our whole day and the build up to it was so special and memorable thanks to the bay hotel. From the moment we booked our wedding with them they made us feel so welcomed and they made the day so

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relaxed for us. Having both at the hotel made the day so relaxed. We have 3 children and didn't want the hassle of moving from the church to the hotel. We started off with a lovely breakfast in the hotel restaurant that morning myself and my bridesmaids. Then we got ready. My beautican. Hair stylist etc all came to the hotel. Then we enjoyed a beautiful ceremony upstairs. It was so intimate and relaxed. Then we had our meal which was absolutely amazing. Everyone was talking about the food. The service was incredible. Our function room was decorated perfectly. It was like something out of a fairy tale. I cried when I seen it. I had dreamed about my wedding day from a young child and thanks to the arklow bay it was everything I had dreamed of and even more. It definitely was the best day of our lives...
by Fintan and Agostinha Smyth
on Fri, 22nd of September, 2017
Our wedding was booked for early September 2017 with only 2.1/2 months notice. In considering our venue and after location (25 minutes into Wicklow) and package price the key deciding aspects were the environment around the hotel and scenery but also the experience of entering and being within the

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venue, this is where we were immediately excited with the Arklow bay. The facilities are spacious and offer and excellent procession through to the space which is bright, airy, well presented, clean and contemporary. A key factor for us in the end was the very evident professionalism and experience of the staff, Orla Ryan specifically made us feel safe, welcome and of value, that we mattered and would be looked after. This turned out to be such an important part of the day itself when the wider staff maintained this professionalism and discretion throughout the day and evening. We were genuinely impressed and delighted with the overall preparation and event management, courtesy and consistency of care, the quality of the food and flexibility of the team to accommodate our needs and desires. We extend our thanks to Orla and the team and wholeheartedly recommend the Arklow bay. Furthermore, the rooms were also of a very fine standard and well accommodated all our guests. It was a perfect day and we can honestly think of nothing more that we would have requested.
by Jennifer Corcoran
on Fri, 22nd of September, 2017
Myself and my husband were married in your hotel in June and can honestly say there was not one thing that we could fault... We had both the ceremony and reception here.. Staff were friendly, efficient and extremely helpful and were able to guide us step by step in making sure everything was in on

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time and perfectly.. Food was gorgeous, all our guests seemed to enjoy it.. Hotel was also very accommodating to vendors we had hired for other aspects of the day (dj, Photobooth, chocolate fountains etc) ... Our day went off without a hitch and we couldn't have asked for any better... Thank you ...
by Suzanne & Joe Williams
on Fri, 22nd of September, 2017
From the moment we saw the set up on open day in 2016 we new it was perfect. Shauna is who we both dealt with first and she was amazing and helped us make our final decision in choosing Arklow Bay Hotel. Orla, is the most laid back but professional woman we've met throughout our journey. Nothing is

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too much or too little for her. On the day, everything was perfect and not rushed at all. I was so nervous as we had a small wedding, the room would look empty, but Orla assured me it will be beautiful and she was right. All our guests were talking about how the day was just so relaxed and the food? Well, I can only use the word amazing again. It was delicious and the chef did an amazing job on every course. Even the food that came out in the evening, sandwiches and sausages and chicken we ordered as an extra was so delicious and fresh, but unfortunately there was a lot left over, everyone was still full from the dinner
by Liz & Odie
on Fri, 22nd of September, 2017
I honestly thought I would be a nervous wreck on the day of my wedding, but thanks to Orla and Arklow Bay Hotel I did not have to worry about one thing, I literally had to turn up on the day!! My pre-wedding meetings with Orla were relaxed, friendly and any questions or requests I had were not a

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problem. Our taster meal was fabulous and the staff very attentive to any changes we would like made - there were none!!

The wedding room looked amazing, I just gave my colour scheme and left the rest to Orla! The food was tasty (even the vegetarian options!!) and piping hot and the service was faultless. I was given a gift of personalised glasses which we used at the meal and forgot, these were washed and back in our room that evening, thanks to the thoughtful staff. It was little things like this that we did not even have to think about.

The honeymoon suite was spacious, modern and comfortable with an amazing view.

We enjoyed every second from the time we were greeted at the doors of the Arklow Bay Hotel until we checked out!!

Myself and my Husband would sincerely like to thank the Arklow Bay Hotel and it's staff for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. My only regret is that I am not doing it all again and I would not change a thing, well maybe just a little less rain ;-)
by Liz & Odie
on Fri, 22nd of September, 2017
I honestly thought I would be a nervous wreck on the day of my wedding, but thanks to Orla and Arklow Bay Hotel I did not have to worry about one thing, I literally had to turn up on the day!! My pre-wedding meetings with Orla were relaxed, friendly and any questions or requests I had were not a

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problem. Our taster meal was fabulous and the staff very attentive to any changes we would like made - there were none!!

The wedding room looked amazing, I just gave my colour scheme and left the rest to Orla! The food was tasty (even the vegetarian options!!) and piping hot and the service was faultless. I was given a gift of personalised glasses which we used at the meal and forgot, these were washed and back in our room that evening, thanks to the thoughtful staff. It was little things like this that we did not even have to think about.

The honeymoon suite was spacious, modern and comfortable with an amazing view.

We enjoyed every second rom the time we were greeted at the doors of the Arklow Bay Hotel until we checked out!!

Myself and my Husband would like to thank the Arklow Bay Hotel and it's staff for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. My only regret is that I am not doing it all again and I would not change a thing, well maybe just a little less rain ;-)

by Catherine Andrews
on Fri, 22nd of September, 2017
We had our wedding day here on the 23rd June 2017. From the moment we seen the room we knew this is where we wanted our reception to be. We had stayed prior to booking to get a feel for the place and everything was perfect. Orla was fantastic to deal with and always replied promptly to any queries

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we had. The room was even better than we had expected it to be on the day. You can tell the staff really care about attention to detail,everything was flawless. Our favourite moment was as the main was being served to the top table,our entrance song was playing and the staff came to top table with the plates covered and unveiled the meal to us at the same time. This was a complete surprise to us and it really made the day even more special. We couldn't fault anything about staff or hotel itself. From the day we booked until our big day, everything went smoothly. We couldn't recommend a better place.
John and Catherine
by Colin & Elaine Earls
on Wed, 20th of September, 2017
We were recently married in The Arklow Bay Hotel June 22nd 2017. From the day we booked our wedding co-ordinator Lisa couldn't do enough for us, she was always at the end of the phone to answer any questions we may have had and replied promptly to emails. The day of the wedding everything went

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according to plan, from the ceremony room beautifully decorated to the stunning grounds for photos. The meal was absolutely scrumptious, could not fault it in any way. The service was excellent with not one person having to wait on their food. I would no hesitation in recommending The Arklow Bay for a wedding, few days break or just a night out. We organised for both families to meet up the night before for a meal and the bar staff couldn't do enough for us, from reserving a table and excellent service.
by Veronica o' Riordan
on Wed, 20th of September, 2017
AMAZING from the moment we first went looking around the Arklow Bay Hotel to the day we checked out after our wedding.
It all started with a chat about price's and dates available for our wedding with Lisa our wedding planner. Lisa showed us around everywhere and explained everything she even

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gave us great ideas and options for our ceremony and all that followed.
Leading up to our wedding was made very easy with no stress because we knew everything was well organised with the Hotel. They were always happy to answer any questions we had. Always fast to return our emails. They just put us at ease. When we checked into the hotel the day before our wedding all the staff made us feel so special. They could not do enough for us. Attention to details was unbelievable. On our wedding day it all went by so fast, we were so relaxed and all our guests were made so welcome by the management and staff of the Arklow Bay Hotel. The food was fabulous and our wedding reception Room itself was layed out so everyone could see us and we could see them. Our guests our still talking about how great it was. The Food,the venue and the Rooms they all stayed over in. We have so many wonderful memories of a fantastic weekend. Our whole wedding was made so special.
The Arklow Bay Hotel and grounds with the beautiful lake make this the perfect place to get married.
We would like to thank everyone at the hotel for your support you gave us while planning our wedding. Especially Lisa. Thank you.
Brian and Veronica O'Riordan
by Ciara Broe
on Sun, 10th of May, 2015
I can't recommend the Arklow Bay hotel enough from start to finish they were so helpful. Our day went amazingly, they seemed to have thought of everything and the staff were incredible so we were completely relaxed. Food was outstanding and the service was so quick for such a large group. The new

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decking and bridal suit were fabulous and a great addition. The biggest complement that we can give is highly recommending the Arklow Bay to all of our friends and family
by yvonne Clarke
on Sun, 5th of April, 2015
We had our wedding in the Arklow Bay last year the staff are lovely very helpful Orla made our day go great our guests are still talking about the meal.

Great hotel to hold your ceremony room was set up lovely very homely

Yvonne & Ciaran

by Eimile Manning
on Wed, 1st of April, 2015
We cannot recommend the Arklow Bay Hotel highly enough, we had our wedding there on 30th December 2014. From the moment we met with Orla and the team every query was answered straight away and no matter what the request was nothing was a problem even though I think we contributed to a sleepless

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night or two for Orla and the team when we asked if they could serve our toast drinks on hurls!!

The food was amazing as always, really top notch and everyone was complimenting it and the size of the portions. The room was amazing and even though I have been to a number of weddings in the hotel it still gave me the WOW factor when I walked in which is what every bride wants.

We are both so happy we picked the Arklow Bay as our wedding venue and we would recommend it 100%. Everything on the day was perfect and flawless and Orla and the team could not have done more for us.

To Orla and all the staff thank you so much for making our wedding day so special.

Wesley & Eimíle Manning
by Carol Reddin
on Wed, 1st of April, 2015
From start to finish we couldn't of asked for a better venue, staff & management..
We had such a fantastic day with family and friends. Were we danced the night away. Amazing food. Amazing service. The day went without a hitch. Ever thing we had arranged with the hotel was there on time and ready

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to go. They couldnt of done it any better. The most amazing thing was the food everyone was so happy with what they got.. We thank you again Tina Morris, Orla and staff.. making our day one to remember.
by Kelly Cormack
on Tue, 31st of March, 2015
We had an amazing day at our wedding. Our co-ordinator Orla Ryan was a fountain of knowledge from our initial enquiry and made planning our day so easy. Nothing was to much trouble for Orla and her team and our day went off with out fault. We had the most fantastic weather and were able to enjoy our

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drinks reception on the lawn, that followed by a fantastic meal and an amazing night made out day complete. I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel.
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