Wedding Reviews 2022

Adheli Tavares and Aine Kilbane, 4th August 2022

Adheli Tavares and Aine Kilbane

4th August 2022

We decided to go ahead and contact the Shamrock mostly based on feedback from other people who had attended and we are very glad we had taken this route, because the Shamrock team were amazing and competent with the ceremony and dinner. On the day, we were taken care of with utmost care and that made the day unforgettable not only for us, but for our guests as well, whom only had great things to say about the service provided, like the abundance of food and drinks for reception and dinner and its quality. Thank you, Shamrock Lodge Hotel.


Aishling Doolan and Stephen Oakley

5th August 2022

We decided to go ahead and contact the Shamrock mostly based on feedback from other people who had attended and we are very glad we had taken this route, because the Shamrock team were amazing and competent with the ceremony and dinner. On the day, we were taken care of with utmost care and that made the day unforgettable not only for us, but for our guests as well, whom only had great things to say about the service provided, like the abundance of food and drinks for reception and dinner and its quality. Thank you, Shamrock Lodge Hotel.

Angela McGuckin and Dave Dibble, 21st May 2022

Angela McGuckin and Dave Dibble

21st May 2022

We couldn’t have asked for a better venue to hold our special day. From the initial wedding booking right up to when we checked out the day after the wedding, Mary, Jason, Paddy and the rest of the staff at the Lodge looked after us impeccably. They never stopped all day ensuring that everything was perfect.

The gardens and surroundings are so well kept and our photos came out beautiful because of this. Our guests are still raving about the whole day and have said it was the best wedding they’ve been to. We’d highly recommend booking your wedding here, you won’t be disappointed. They really take their slogan of “Let our family look after yours” so seriously and execute it perfectly.

Aoibheann Cullen and Derek Wykes, 22nd July 2022

Aoibheann Cullen and Derek Wykes

22nd July 2022

All the staff in the Lodge are so helpful. From Paddy, Alan, Warren and Mary to all reception, bar, serving and housekeeping staff, they are honestly so accommodating and helpful. I can honestly say I didn’t have to worry about anything, their calm and happy demeanour is really felt and remembered, you know you’re in good hands.

Nothing was too much to ask Mary or any of the lads. The food is always absolutely unreal. It really is a special family hotel and they make you and yours feel part of theirs!

Brid Daly and Clodo Borea, 28th May 2022

Brid Daly and Clodo Borea

28th May 2022

I cannot speak highly enough of the service that we received from Alan and his team, every member of staff we spoke to along the way was so friendly and helpful. There is very much a family feel to the hotel and they cannot do enough for you to make your day special. We got blessed with the weather on the day, and without any issue the hotel allowed us to make that last minute decision to have our drinks reception moved to the garden and had it beautifully set-up for when our guests arrived. I would highly recommend the Shamrock Lodge Hotel to anyone thinking of getting married in the Midlands, my only disappointment is that we can’t do it all over again!!

Caroline Coughlan and Aidan Scully, 2nd July 2022

Caroline Coughlan and Aidan Scully

2nd July 2022

The family run hotel provides an outstanding warm welcome from every member of staff. We cannot thank the management and staff enough for making the journey but more importantly our special day a memorable one. Our wedding day is continually talked about by our guests, from the service, greetings upon arrival, the quality meal we received and the accommodation, the hospitality is outstanding. Many guests had not attended a function in the venue previous to our wedding and now without hesitation, they will return for either a special occasion, family function or the fabulous food provided on a daily basis.


Catherine Flanagan and Conor Ward

29th December 2022

The nice thing about the Shamrock Lodge Hotel is that it’s a family business and the personal touch is very much felt by both Paddy and Alan, yet professional and nothing was a problem. We had a civil ceremony at the hotel as well as our reception. The food is amazing and was very much enjoyed by us and our family and friends. We both would recommend this venue if you want a personal and professional touch.

Catherine Quigley and Aidan Browne, 8th April 2022

Catherine Quigley and Aidan Browne

8th April 2022

We had our wedding reception at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone and I cannot recommend them enough! Alan went above and beyond to accommodate us. After almost 2 years of postponing due to covid, we had our day and it was everything we wanted. Thank you to the management and all the staff at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel.

Christina McGarry and Robert Marsh, 17th June 2022

Christina McGarry and Robert Marsh

17th June 2022

Absolutely amazing! From start to finish the hotel was so accommodating we couldn’t thank them enough. From the wedding coordinator to the waitstaff everyone was so lovely. We had no issues with anything as whatever we wanted or needed was taken care of straight away. Our guests are still talking about our wedding weeks later, especially the food.

This was stunning! If we could do it all over again we would definitely pick the Shamrock Lodge to do that. We don’t have enough words and will be forever grateful for such a special day.

Elaine & Paul

Elaine Dolan and Paul Cormican

23rd September 2022

We had the most amazing day in the Shamrock Lodge at our reception, Alan, Warren & Paddy went over and beyond for myself and Paul, and for all of our family friends on the day itself and in the lead up to the wedding. We cannot thank them enough.


Fiona Carey and James Conheady

10th December 2022

We would like to thank the Shamrock Lodge Hotel from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing experience for our wedding reception on the 10th December 2022. From the moment we booked our wedding Paddy, Alan, Rebecca and all the extended team showed us nothing but top-notch service and went above and beyond to make our day so so special.


Jacki Digan and Robbie Connaughton

30th December 2022

Robbie and I cannot thank all the staff at the Shamrock Lodge enough for going above and beyond to give us the most perfect day. The Shamrock Lodge will always hold a very special place in our hearts and there is nowhere else we would have had our wedding reception. From the second we stepped out of the car and walked into the hotel we were overwhelmed with how beautiful the hotel and our reception area looked. It was clear the staff went above and beyond for us, and we could genuinely feel that love on the day.

The Shamrock Lodge is a family run hotel, and they made us feel like family on the day.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much.


Katie Fitzmaurice and Jason Warby

29th 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. 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. Deborah the reservation manager was amazing as we had many room changes etc. The main ballroom was dazzling & the plated meals and their presentation were outstanding, everyone was so impressed with the food & service. Our friends and family raved for weeks about how incredible everything was. I cannot recommend this venue, and all of its staff, enough.


Kelly Keppel and Eoin Meehan

24th June 2022

A HUGE thank you to The Shamrock Lodge for making our wedding day the most perfect day. From the moment we contacted you back in 2020, we knew that this was the place we wanted for our marriage. I don’t know where to start with our thanks really as we were completely blown away. Our guests cannot stop saying how perfect the wedding venue was too. The accommodation, rooms and apartments were fab and a big shout out to Debbie, who had to deal with the constant. The day itself went so smoothly, the rain didn’t spoil anything, you guys are so prepared for all eventualities. A huge thank you to all the staff, the chefs, bar staff, waiting staff and cleaners, you were all wonderful!

Laura Cunnane and Colin Harrington, Saturday 30th April 2022

Laura Cunnane and Colin Harrington

Saturday 30th April 2022

Myself and Colin couldn’t have had a better wedding day. Paddy, Alan, Warren and all staff in the Shamrock Lodge were so attentive to us and guests throughout the day. There was nothing that couldn’t be done. We asked, we got. It really is a family affair. One family looking after another. I could not recommend the Shamrock Lodge enough for future brides and grooms xx

Leah Lafferty and William Hackett, 2nd December 2022

Leah Lafferty and William Hackett

2nd December 2022

What is there to say about the Shamrock Lodge that probably hasn’t already been said? Paddy, Alan and their amazing team provided the most outstanding customer service anybody could ask for. The venue was fabulous, decorated to perfection. The food was amazing, and the staff could not do enough for us or our guests. In the lead up to our wedding we had the pleasure of working with Rebecca, our wedding planner, who was on hand with answers to any questions we had and reassured us everything would be great – which it was! I cannot recommend the Shamrock Lodge Hotel enough for any occasion, but especially for a wedding. As all the locals say, “there’s no place like the Lodge for a wedding”.

Mary Farrell and Damien Gill, 13th May 2022

Mary Farrell and Damien Gill

13th May 2022

We would highly recommend Shamrock Lodge Hotel as a venue for your wedding. From day 1, the staff were so helpful. No request was too big or small. Our special day ran so smoothly, thanks to all the staff. The excellent food & efficient service made our day perfect. The beautiful venue and gardens were perfect to capture our happy moments.

Melissa Ryan and James Dolan, 11th June 2022

Melissa Ryan and James Dolan

11th June 2022

Myself and James will never be able to say thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day so amazing. There was nothing that couldn’t be done or that was too much trouble, from having to postpone a couple of times due to covid we finally got our dream day. It really was one family looking after another. The staff, customer service and attention to detail was amazing and we cannot thank you enough. We would highly recommend this hotel to any future brides and grooms your day will be made so special.

Miriam Carney and Jason Harrington, 14th May 2022

Miriam Carney and Jason Harrington

14th May 2022

We had our wedding in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on the 14th May and it was just amazing from start to finish! Nothing was too much to ask and we had an amazing meal with the best service. Everyone is still talking about the food 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!

Nadine Moran and Robert Mahon, 9th September 2022

Nadine Moran and Robert Mahon

9th September 2022

Paddy, Alan, Warren, Mary & Rebecca and all the wonderful staff at the Shamrock Lodge, we cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us in the lead up to our wedding. The day itself was perfect from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for any of you. All our family and friends commented on how good the food & service was. A special word of thanks to the wonderful Kathleen who ensured our little boy Ollie had everything he could possibly want. We would not hesitate to recommend the Shamrock Lodge to anyone looking for a wedding venue in the future, it’s 100% the best decision we made.

Nicola Fallon and Damien Murray, 22nd October 2022

Nicola Fallon and Damien Murray

22nd October 2022

Damien and I cannot thank the team at Shamrock Lodge enough for everything they did to make our day so special. There is nowhere else we would have had our wedding reception. From the time we booked our wedding, we were always made feel so welcome. The family run hotel makes you feel you are in a home away from home. When our day finally arrived, we were blown away at how well we were looked after, from start to finish. The hotel was decorated and set up for our special day so beautifully. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and the food was absolutely top notch.

Orla Quinn and Niall Daly, 2nd April 2022

Orla Quinn and Niall Daly

2nd April 2022

Can’t thank all the team enough, they went over and beyond to make sure our day was perfect, from start to finish we were able to relax and enjoy every minute. Thanks Alan, Paddy, Warren and all the team, ye are brilliant at what ye do.


Sarah D’arcy and Niall Tyrrell

3rd 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 priced for accommodation. We also had a lot of guests traveling from different parts of Ireland so it was an ideal spot. If all our guests stayed on site (which they nearly all did) it becomes an exclusive wedding venue without paying the exclusive price.

A special thank you to the staff 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. I felt like anything I asked for I got. I look forward to our next visit and having that chicken vol au vent again.


Shannon Kavanagh and John Newcombe

12th May 2022

Myself and my husband decided to get married in the Shamrock Lodge as nearly all big events in both of our families have been held here so it was very close to us. The staff are absolutely brilliant at their jobs and would help with anything you asked. The ceremony room was just beautiful and the dinner reception was amazing (can never go wrong with their food). You see most couples on their wedding day totally stressed out but I can guarantee that won’t happen with this amazing team, I would highly recommend getting married in the Shamrock Lodge, absolute quality service and not just to the newly married couple but to all their guests.


Sharon and Liam D’arcy

Friday 4th February 2022

Thank you so much for everything from the very first preparations from start to finish in making our day so very special. We have such great appreciation & gratitude to all the wonderful staff at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel who helped us to make this possible during covid times and still have an absolutely fantastic wedding day! A huge thank you to all the team involved. Shamrock Lodge Hotel never fails to deliver no matter what the occasion is. So again a huge thank you to all involved from both of us, Sharon & Liam.


Sinéad Cleary and Daniel Sammon

29th 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!
From the time we met Alan, Paddy Warren, Mary & their class team nothing was a chore for us. We instantly felt a sense of family homely warm vibes. From the entrance we received on our wedding day, to the gorgeous Shamrock Lodge grounds, to the ballroom, to the unbelievable food, to the accommodation, it was simply magical. We and our guests felt right at home on the day of our wedding. 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”. We rate this Hotel 10/10 for everything.


Sinead Dunning and Patrick McCormack

15th 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 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!

Sonya O' Beirne and Paul Mulvihill, 4th March 2022

Sonya O’ Beirne and Paul Mulvihill

4th March 2022

Paul and I had such an amazing experience with the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, our go to hotel as its family owned and in our beautiful home town. We would like to start by saying a massive thank you to all the staff, for all their help, time, care and love with our preparations for the big day! The high level of service throughout the day was second to none! The food was exceptional as always.  It was a day myself and Paul will never forget.  We would highly recommend the Shamrock Lodge Hotel for your Special Day. We cannot thank you all enough and will be forever grateful to all.

Zoe Shine and Eugene Boland, 1st July 2022

Zoe Shine and Eugene Boland

1st July 2022

From Start to Finish our wedding was perfect, we have had many occasions in the lodge throughout the years so we already knew we were in excellent hands. The staff could not be more helpful, the food was excellent and table service equally. The facilities and gardens are kept in pristine condition and made for excellent pictures, the cleanliness of the hotel and rooms are a credit to them. I could not recommend the Shamrock Lodge highly enough for a wedding venue or in fact for any function. They most certainly live up to their motto “Let our Family Look after yours” they went above and beyond this. Excellent Hotel, excellent group of people.