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Wedding Testimonials

Read what some of our past wedding couples have to say about their wedding in Hodson Bay Hotel - one of Ireland's premier wedding venues.

 Orlaith & Keith Coleman

October 2015 - From our first visit with Lisa back in August 2014 to checking out after the wedding and all the interactions in between we have nothing but good things to say about our experience.
In the days and weeks leading up to the wedding and on the day itself Michael in particular was a great support. He is a true professional at his job and at all times we knew he was on top of what we wanted for the day, and he listened to and dealt with all our specific requests without any issue. My mind was at ease in the days before the wedding as I knew Michael had everything under control and this was to be seen on the day.
Aside from the wedding team, the staff at the hotel really are your best asset – everyone that we met were helpful, friendly and professional and I’ve heard that comment from lots of guests who attended. Please pass on our thanks to everyone for brilliant service.
Another compliment to pass on from both ourselves and the guests was in relation to the food. Cooking for large numbers of people can sometimes run the risk of lowering the quality of the food however this definitely cannot be said about the Hodson Bay. The food menu to choose from was extensive and on the day everything was delicious, plentiful and served in an efficient manner.
All in all I would recommend the Hodson Bay to any couple looking for an exceptional wedding venue.
Thanks again for helping us celebrate our wedding day exactly the way we wanted to. We’ll look forward to visiting the hotel again.
Niamh and Arnold Donnelly
October 2014 - We had our wedding here in Hodson Bay on 31st October 2014. Everything was absolutely perfect. We had been planning it for over a year, with Lisa, Michelle and other staff members. We have many meetings with Lisa during the build up to the wedding and she always gave us plenty of time to talk things through and alter the plans.
We had our tasting a month before the wedding and we were treated very well. All staff members were very courteous.
The day itself ran very smoothly with the help of James, Jacob and Lisa. The food was excellent (especially the duck starter). Everyone left very happy. We were looked after very well.
The bridal suite was spectacular with amazing views of the Lough ree. Overall we would 100% recommend The Hodson Bay Hotel for a wedding, meal or short break. Hodson Bay Hotel is perfect lakeside location for excellent photos.
Amanda and Chris Malone
October 2014 - We recently got married in the Hodson Bay Hotel and I cannot compliment this fabulous hotel enough! From our first meeting with our wedding co-ordinator Lisa Wykes whose continuous contact with us and prompt replies made our wedding plans run so smoothly to the outstanding food, service and staff which all contributed to my husband and I having the wedding of our dreams!
All my family and guests were so impressed and to this day are still complimenting this fantastic wedding much so that my friend has recently booked her wedding in the Hodson Bay also!
The kids club was a big hit with all the kids attending our wedding and the staff was so professional.
The wedding ceremony was just fabulous and the room was set up beautifully thanks to the staff and to Clare Lawless for her amazing job with the flower arrangements!
Last but not least, Jacob (duty manager on our day) was unbelievable and so professional. I cannot compliment him enough for all his hard work and dedication on our day.
Thanks for making our day one of the most memorial days of our lives.
Ross and Rochelle Cooper
May 2014 - We were so pleased with the service we received from Lisa, nothing was too much trouble and she was always on hand to help by sharing her ideas and giving us great advice. Some people feel that planning a wedding is very stressful but we can honestly say we enjoyed every minute of it.
All the team at the Hodson Bay from our first meeting with Lisa to the big day were absolutely wonderful, nothing was too much trouble and everyone was always very helpful and friendly.
For us, the day itself was out of this world; it was what we hoped for and much more and some of that is down to the amazing team of people at the Hodson Bay. The food was truly delicious, the staff was fantastic and the service was great.
All our guests had a fantastic time. They came away looking forward to visiting the Hodson Bay again in the near future (despite having to travel from England to do so).
Thanks again for everything you did for us – we really did have a perfect wedding day!
Aisling and Dean Fay
August 2013 - Weddings can be a stressful occasion for a bride & groom, but at The Hodson Bay everything was taken care of for us with complete ease and with great attention to detail. That’s why we choose to have our wedding ceremony at the hotel too, they understood from the start that we wanted a very special and personalised ceremony and went above and beyond to make our dreams come true...
... I can't tell you how many wonderful comments we have received about our day, our guests raved about the food and service. We cannot thank you enough for making our day so magical, it was everything we could have hoped for and more! We can't wait to come back for a visit : )
Kari and Patrick Hester
July 2013 - We had a fantastic day and more importantly so did our guests. We had guest coming from all over the world and wanted to show them the Midlands at its best, so we couldn't have picked a better place, with the lovely lake it made a perfect setting for us...
...Many of our guests stayed for several days and the swimming pool was a big hit with the kids. The day went so smooth and turned out to be the perfect day we hoped for!

Pamela and Ian Cassidy
April 2013 - Our entire experience from our first meeting with Lisa and Tim was exceptional. After our first visit it was very clear that the Hodson Bay was going to be our location for our wedding reception. Nothing was too much trouble, our every request was granted with ease. The staff could not do enough to help make our day so fantastic. The service was spot on. And the food was absolutely perfect. The bridal suite was beautiful with a fabulous view. Our guests all spoke of the high quality food, service and accommodation. I can honestly tell you that our day was truly amazing. The Hodson Bay Hotel will always be special to us.
Ciarán and Louise Walsh
March 2013 - ...Providing quality food for our guests was very important to us and The Hodson Bay delivered on that, guests are still speaking of the food they received that day. The shape and size of the ballroom was one of the selling points of The Hodson Bay Hotel as all tables have clear view of the top table.  
 Lisa and The Hodson Bay team really made our wedding experience the experience we could only have hoped for. The day itself was a  dream come true, it was truly a magical day in a magical setting.

Kevin and Mary O' Kane
February 2013 - Our guests had a fantastic time and we have received incredible feedback regarding every aspect of the hotel and staff. We have repeatedly been told by our guests about how much they enjoyed their food from the reception, the meal itself and the evening buffet...The gluten free menu was fantastic and it was absolutely great as a Coeliac to have options and be treated like a normal person. We have been to many hotels around the country and I, my mother, or my sisters have never had such a range of gluten free food to choose from, plus it tasted like normal food...
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