Neil and Mairead – Wedding held at Glasson 12th April 2014
We cannot praise this hotel or the staff highly enough. From our initial meetings with Gareth through to the delivery of our ‘wedding weekend’ the entire process was flawless.
Whilst planning our wedding we fell for the venue due to the beautiful setting and the first impression our guest’s would receive driving down to the hotel with the stunning loch view. We met with Gareth, who is pleasure to deal with, and he took on board all our ideas and want for this to be a weekend celebration as we had guests travelling from across the UK and Canada whilst also meeting the expectations of the large Irish contingent. Nothing was a hassle to Gareth or the other staff on the run up to the biggest day of our lives. We had numerous quirks that we added to our wedding and the hotel accommodated these at will.
The food on the wedding day was fantastic. Robin had told us during the preparation stages that The Glasson prides themselves on their food, presentation and customer service but we were still really surprised at the quality. Our guests were full of compliments and the food was a highlight. At the reception we had free Guiness for our guests and a Guiness and Oysters table. The Oysters were great and went down very well with the guests. We are expecting a subsequent baby boom !
We wanted out celebration to last the weekend and the hotel suggested a gourmet BBQ on the Sunday. This was a huge hit with the guests and it really got the party going again. On both Friday and Sunday night the hotel organized a local coach/taxi firm to take out guests to the nearby Glasson village (we wanted a slice of the local music/pub scene) which complimented the weekend really well.
We were blessed with great weather and our wedding photographs are stunning. The loch, jetty and swans provided a wonderful back drop. Driving down to the loch side in golf buggies with bottles of champagne our groomsmen and bridesmaids in tow was such a laugh.
Our longest lasting impression of the Glasson will be the staff. From the receptionist to Tom, the owner, they were amazing. I (Neil) could not get over the fact every time they saw Mairead they addressed her by name and the same went for our parents. That level of personality and customer service has been lost in most hotels.
If your reading this in preparation of planning a wedding I envy you (in the nicest possible way). This was the best day/weekend of our lives and The Glasson was a large part of it – Thank you all.
Neil and Mairead Morris x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glasson Country House Hotel and Golf Club is a 4 star lakeside golf hotel located close to Athlone in County Westmeath. All of our guests experience the warmth of the Glasson welcome, super spacious Bedrooms & public areas to relax and unwind in, superb food in our New Killinure Restaurant and Lakeside Bar with panoramic Lakeside Views. For our Guests it is the perfect hotel for business, leisure or your big wedding day. With the addition of a spectacular New Bar, Restaurant & Banqueting suite in May 2010 taking full advantage of the amazing Lake Views you can relax and unwind in comfort. Our Four Star Hotel & Championship Golf Course have been designed with the discerning hotel guest in mind. Situated just outside the quaint village of Glasson (Goldsmiths 'village of the roses') in Midlands Ireland and nestled on the tranquil shores of Lough Ree, this family-run Country House Hotel is the ideal get-away for business or pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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