Shamrock Lodge Hotel

Shamrock Lodge Hotel

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Clonown Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Renowned for high quality food and professional & friendly service, 'Let Our Family Look After Yours' at the award winning Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone.



WeddingDates 'Top Rated Wedding Venue Westmeath' 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2018 and 'Top Rated 3 Star Ireland 2018' Award Winners! Presented in recognition of past wedding couple's wedding reviews.


What our Guests Say:

Ciara Hynes and Paul Lally, 20th May 2022
I couldn’t rate the Shamrock Lodge Hotel highly enough! Everybody involved in our wedding from start to finish was amazing! A special thanks to Alan, Mary and Warren who were so accommodating and welcoming. Nothing was too much! The service and food on the day were fantastic. We had such a fabulous day. Ciara & Paul.


The most important day of your life deserves a special setting and that setting is The Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone. Tucked away at the end of a tree lined avenue on our own beautiful grounds and well manicured gardens, there is no better backdrop for your wedding photographs in Athlone. Our recently renovated John Broderick Suite, beautifully designed and carefully planned for Weddings of up to 250 guests is spacious and modern with views of the gardens.

At the Shamrock Lodge Hotel you will begin your married life with your family and with ours. Our family team has the experience you are looking for in a Wedding venue and we are happy to help and advise on every element of the day to ensure your Wedding Day is all you  dream of and more, after all the Shamrock Lodge Hotel has been host to Athlone weddings for over 60 years.

Couples can enjoy an entire fairytale day from their exchange of vows in the beautifully decorated John McCormack Suite and later dine and dance the night away in our John Broderick Banqueting Suite which creates a superb setting for guests to relax and enjoy the occasion. 

  • Over 28 years experience in hosting happy couples on their special day
  • Dedicated team to help with every element on the day
  • Special red carpet entrance for the happy couple accompanied by our resident traditional piper
  • Flexible Wedding Packages to suit all tastes and budgets
  • Strict one wedding per day policy
  • Menu tasting before the big day
  • Renowned food and excellent friendly service
  • Privileged to welcome generations of families celebrate milestone events
  • 'Princess Grace' Honeymoon Suite named in honour of the Princess' visit in 1961.

We invite you to 'Let Our Family Looks After Yours' on the most important day of your lives.

Venue Type

  • Gardens
  • Hotel
  • Independent Family Run


  • Classic


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

Meet the Dream Maker

Rebecca Mannion
Rebecca Mannion
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Real Weddings


Where there is tea, there is love. This bride and groom’s wedding cake was mad as a hatter! A wonderful delight to the eyes, with an insane level of creativity.

Persian Plum Perfection: Shauna & Jonathan’s Wedding

After 10 years together, Shauna and Jonathan’s wedding at The Shamrock Lodge Hotel on the 27th November 2015 was the start of something new. As the winter sun set in the stunning gardens, their colour scheme of warm Persian plum set against the bridal par

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 232 reviews
Sarah Darcy
wedding on Sat, 3rd of December, 2022
I can't recommend the Shamrock Lodge Hotel enough. Neither myself or my partner are from Athlone ourselves but I felt we became one of the family, in this family run hotel. Our No. 1 priority was we wanted to encourage our guests to stay onsite by picking a venue outside Dublin that was reasonably

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priced for accommodation. We also had a lot of guests traveling from different parts of Ireland so it was an ideal spot.
It ticked a lot of boxes for us:
- Close to transport: It's in the centre of Ireland so not too far for anyone to travel.
- Staying on site the night before: Apartments onsite meant bridal party were able to get ready in the morning while staying separate to the hotel and the groom and his groomsmen. The handiness of staying on site, I can't recommend it enough particularly in Ireland where there's uncertainty about weather conditions.
- If all our guests stayed on site (which they nearly all did) it becomes an exclusive wedding venue without paying the exclusive price.
-We tried the food many times on the lead up to the day and there was always fab and big portions. They came out with second helpings of meat at the meal on the day and all the guests were so impressed by the food.
- Function room has a bar in it: Nice size that suits both small and big numbers. Depending on numbers the band can also set up before the meal finishes, keeping your guests in the function room and together.
- Not in the town but close enough to walk to the pubs: Live band was playing in Sean's bar on the Friday night before our wedding and our guests who came down the night before loved it.
A special thank you to the staff (particularly Alan, Mary, Rebecca, Debbie) who made the wedding so easy and enjoyable to plan. So many of our guests kept coming up to me on the day complimenting the staff. The only complaint I got was that 'maybe there was a bit too much food'. I felt like anything I asked for I got. I look forward to our next visit and having that chicken vol au vent again.

Review submitted on Sun, 15th of January, 2023
Miriam and Jason Harrington
wedding on Sat, 14th of May, 2022
We had our wedding in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on the 14th May and it was just amazing from start to finish! Alan, Mary and Paddy couldn't do enough for us we had the best day! Nothing was too much to ask and we had an amazing meal with the best service....everyone is still talking about the food

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and the atmosphere at the hotel. Everyone is so helpful and approachable! The Shamrock Lodge Hotel will always have a special place in our heart and always happy to recommend to other couples as we had the best day!

Review submitted on Wed, 7th of December, 2022
Katie Fitzmaurice
wedding on Sat, 29th of October, 2022
I’m not sure where to start for this absolutely incredible experience. My husband and I had the wedding of our dreams at The Lodge, I knew we had found the best venue for our wedding after meeting Alan the owner & Warren the manager. To begin with, Alan & Warren were very attentive & genuinely

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wanted to make our event perfect. They listened to my ideas, vision and helped us find the perfect options for us. Honestly, absolutely everything they provided exceeded our hopes and expectations. The entire process of planning was so easy, they made every effort to accommodate us in every way to make it the most special day. They were always quick to respond, making communication simple. Deborah the reservation manager was amazing as we had many room changes etc. The drinks reception was well arranged as we had a large number of guests attending our wedding. The main ballroom was dazzling & the backdrop, recommended by Alan was really appealing to the eye. The plated meals and their presentation were outstanding, everyone was so impressed with the food & service. During the reception, the staff were amazing and kind to everyone, and treated us, literally, like royalty. Our friends and family raved for weeks about how incredible everything was, saying it was the perfect mix of class and unpretentiousness. Even my 8 year old daughter could not believe the quality of everything and has declared she wants to have her communion in the Shamrock Lodge. I cannot recommend this venue, and all of its staff, enough. I wish we could do it all again at The Shamrock Lodge. A million thanks to Alan, Warren, Deborah & all the staff for giving us an unbelievable day, and memories we will cherish for a lifetime.

Review submitted on Sat, 26th of November, 2022
Sinéad & Daniel Sammon
wedding on Fri, 29th of April, 2022
From the time we got engaged, it was certain that we both wanted to marry in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. The BEST family run hotel in the town of Athlone!!!!!
Daniel & myself got married on 29th April 2022. From the time we met Alan, Paddy Warren, Mary & their class team nothing was a chore for us.

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We instantly felt a sense of family homely warm vibes. Nothing was a problem, anything we wanted to know about, whether it be about entertainment to table signs to food, it was answered straight away, and everything was facilitated for. From the entrance we received on our wedding day, to the gorgeous Shamrock Lodge grounds, to the ballroom, to the unbelievable food. (And so much food :) :) ). To the accommodation, it was simply magical. We and our guests felt right at home on the day of our wedding. Alan and his team went above and beyond for us. It's a day & night we will never forget. Our family and friends are still complimenting the delicious food and the excellent service that was provided on the day. In their words "one of the best wedding venues they have attended, with the best food there is".

If you are beginning out on your wedding journey and planning your special day. If you do nothing else, check out the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. It'll be the easiest decision you make. We rate this Hotel 10/10 for everything.

What we would do, to do it all again. :)

Alan, Paddy, Mary & all the Shamrock Lodge family. Thank you again!!!

Your Newly weds
Sinéad & Daniel Sammon

Review submitted on Thu, 24th of November, 2022
Sinead & Patrick McCormack
wedding on Sat, 15th of October, 2022
Both us and our guests were blown away by the service, and staff at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. It’s no wonder that it is the most renowned hotel in the midlands when it comes to weddings. From start to finish they have been so warm, accommodating, dedicated and professional. Our guests are still

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talking about the service! It stands apart from the rest and it should be everyone’s top choice for their wedding because both you and your guests will be so well looked after!

Review submitted on Thu, 24th of November, 2022

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