Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Shearwater Hotel & Spa

4 Star Hotel
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Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Galway
Shearwater Hotel & Spa is the Tailor Made, perfect choice for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. We understand the uniqueness of every single Wedding. We put a great amount of time and effort into planning each special event and as such will ensure your wedding is truly as you envisioned.


Welcome to the Shearwater Hotel & Spa, Ballinasloe, co Galway.

Our recently refurbished ballroom offers our wedding couples sophisticated elegance. With a subtle colour palette offering the perfect backdrop for the perfect Wedding.

Our newly landscaped garden patio completes the look by bringing the outside in. Fully utilising our wall to wall windowed garden setting which will comfortably contain your guests within the one area and will look fantastic in your wedding photography. We offer ample choice for photos around the hotel. Gifting you more time with your guests and one less concern regarding your scenic photography!

Weddings have always been our speciality and fine food has always been a superior guarantee for our guests. Executive head Chef Gary Murphy oversees every wedding as if it was his own.

Our brand-new Spa, Fitness centre and beauty rooms complete our offering for your bridal beauty prep.

Overall Shearwater Hotel & Spa’s unique selling points continue to be; our private ballrooms location & size, catering for 50 – 500 guests, the number of separate individual spaces outside of the ballroom to entertain your guests before and after the wedding, last but not least, our five-star quality food, efficient and professional service. We are so excited to offer a complete and brand-new offering by presenting an exclusive superior all-round package, one we can guarantee will set the tone for your day.


Venue Type

  • Hotel


  • City Urban
  • Modern


  • Civil License
  • Spa

Meet the Dream Maker

Estella Keogh
Estella Keogh
The Wedding Team
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 155 reviews
Niamh Thorn
wedding on Sat, 13th of October, 2018
The Shearwater were just perfect to deal with, very quick to get back to us with any queries we had or changes we needed to make. The food and service on the day was just fabulous, we had so many compliments on the food. We would highly recommend for any couple looking to book their wedding here!
Sinead Mollen
wedding on Sat, 7th of July, 2018
Our wedding reception was in the Shearwater Hotel on the 7th July 2018. Aisling our wedding coordinator and the management team Sue and Des went above and beyond to make myself and Enda's wedding day perfect. The food was exceptional and everyone is still talking about it. Each member of staff was

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very friendly and attentive and the service was excellent. No request was too big or too small from start to finish. We cannot thank Aisling and the team enough for an amazing day.

Review submitted on Wed, 5th of September, 2018
Aoife & David Cunningham
wedding on Sat, 28th of July, 2018
The Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe is a fantastic location for any wedding. The staff are amazing and went above and beyond our expectations of our wedding day, particularly the wedding co-ordinators (first Noel and then Aisling) and hotel management (Des, Liam and Colin). They offered us an all

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inclusive package which is great value for money and led us directly to suppliers, making our planning less stressful. We had several meetings and made us very relaxed in the run up to the big day. The display on the day was fabulous. It was everything we could have hoped for. The service was fantastic. The dinner is still being talked about. The food is just fantastic, everyone loved it. And if anyone has an allergy, they make sure they offer them something equally as fantastic. From the drinks reception to last call in the bar (and everything in between), the staff looked after our every need. Aisling and Des were always nearby in case we needed anything. Everything ran smoothly and effortlessly, it felt as if all we had to do was be present. So much work goes on behind the scenes and this staff is extremely dedicated to their brides and grooms. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They made our wedding day to be much more than we ever thought it could be. Thank you!

Review submitted on Fri, 10th of August, 2018
Lyndsey McDonnell
Myself and my husband got married in the Shearwater Hotel on the 5th of May this year. We had an amazing day. From the moment we first visited the hotel for a wedding fair we knew this was where we would get married. Our intuition was right. The staff were so attentive on the day and all our guests

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keep complimenting the hotel saying the food was amazing and some have even planned a return break away! A special thank you to Aishling, Des and Colin for all their help on our big day. We only wish we could do it again. Lyndsey and Eoin McDonnell.

Review submitted on Fri, 8th of June, 2018
fiona connaughton
wedding on Sat, 19th of August, 2017
What an amazing hotel, what dreams are made of!!!

My husband and I attended a wedding in the shearwater a couple of years ago and we just fell in love with it. So when our engagement happened we knew that it would be the shearwater that we would have our reception in. From the very first visit

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till the big day, the staff couldn't do more for us. We felt so special throughout, not just another couple. We felt that the staff recognized the importance of our big just as much as we did. There are so many staff we would need to thank, too many to mention however we appreciated every single person that works in the hotel. The feedback we got from our guests, amazing food (along with excellent portions), comfortable, clean and well designed rooms and just a general lovely atmosphere around the hotel.

I cant recommend the hotel enough to future brides and grooms, it was simply amazing and we would do it all over again because of the support and service we got from the shearwater hotel.

Fiona and Garry 19th of Aug 2017

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of May, 2018

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