Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Shearwater Hotel & Spa

4 Star Hotel
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Venue Overview

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.


We are proud to announce that our wedding ballroom underwent a full and complete makeover in January 2019. With the recent purchase of our property by Comer Group Ireland Hotels, it is a great time to get married in County Galway. Presently we are welcoming a very stylish makeover in our Lobby, Spa and Gym areas and graced with an interior designer who has an amazing eye. We're proud to present sophisticated elegant décor, boasting light grey panelled walls, natural touches of cream toned luxury, rich textured bespoke wallpaper, plush carpets, wooden floors, new doors, curtains, stunning candelabras draped in ivy, modern comfortable Chivari cushioned chairs, floor length linen and much much more.

Our private outdoor space will bring the outside in, by utilising our wall to wall windowed garden setting and really wow your guests with smart landscaping, outdoor lighting, heating, brand new seating, seasonal planting, all of which will look fantastic in your wedding photography. Our mission being that you will have ample choice for photos around the hotel. 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 and is very focused that each dish must exceed the other. This off course remains in plan, but will stand out even more given the proposed dining surroundings

Shearwater Hotel & Spa’s unique selling points continue to be; our private ballrooms location & size, 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 & complete and individual package, one we can guarantee will set the tone for day.

Over the years couples have trusted us to deliver on every aspect of for their special day, this will never change! Whilst at present we offer a great product, we are content with the knowledge that couples booking their future weddings with our hotel will be gifted glamour and elegance to set us apart as one of the top hotels in Connaught.

Choose from three amazing packages, starting from 45 Euros and ending with our show stopper Lace Package at 65 Euros.

Our Wedding packages are designed with you in mind, there is no need to source the costly added extras as we have included them in our packages with great options for you to choose from.

Making an appointment ensures you will have adequate time to ask questions, have a show around of the hotel and fully utilise our well experienced planners.

This is your Journey and it is an exciting one, it would be our pleasure to be a part of it.


Venue Type

  • Hotel


  • City/Urban
  • Modern


  • Civil License
  • Spa

Meet the Dream Maker

Lisa Byrne
Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 155 reviews
on Tue, 11th of December, 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!
on Wed, 5th of September, 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.
on Fri, 10th of August, 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!
on Fri, 8th of June, 2018
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.
on Fri, 25th of May, 2018
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

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