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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.


Kevin, Mary and Ellen O' Kane  


Feb 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....


Kari Møller Hester & Patrick Hester

 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!!!


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Aisling & 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 : )


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Pamela & 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 HodsonBay 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. 


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Ciarán & 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.  


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"We got married May 12th last year and could not have asked for more from the hotel. The room is amazing for a big wedding. The food was gorgeous and without delay. The staff were not only extremely attentive to our wedding party but pleasant as well. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff that looked after us. If anyone could not understand why we chose a hotel such a distance from Dublin before our wedding, they certainly understood afterwards. We got many compliments from our guests over our hotel choice. We wouldn't have changed a thing!"

Many thanks,
Danielle and Gavin


"Hi there. Myself and my husband got married in your hotel in May 2002. From
start to finish we were so well looked after. We couldn't say enough about
the staff so professional and friendly. To this day people still stop us to
tell us that it was one of the best weddings they ever went to."

Killian and Jacinta O'Shea


"We had or wedding with you on July 20th 2012.

From the time we booked we found staff at the hodson bay went above and beyond their call of duty to make our day special. The food on the day was amazing, one of our guests commented saying he felt it was like being at a restaurant rather than a wedding. Our day truly was magical enhanced by the care and dedication of staff in the Hodson bay.

Again thanks for everything last year our day truly was amazing.

Alison and William


"Myself and my husband had our wedding reception in the wonderful Hodson Bay Hotel in July 2011. As much as a cliche as it sounds they could not do enough for us. Always quick to respond to our queries and always available for our calls. Our wedding organizer in the hotel was truly a gent and did so much for us. On the day food, service and staff were great. Would recommend hotel again and again."


"We got married in the Hodson bay hotel on November 24th 2011
We can't thank you guys enough, you helped make our day a dream come true from the excellent staff who couldn't do enough for us to the stunning venue and glorious food!
We had family and friends from around the globe descend on your hotel for the 3 days over the wedding and every one commented on how amazing the Hodson bay was from start to end.
You guys should win this award hands down, thanks so so much for helping create a memory of a lifetime, we were back down with you Nov 2012 to celebrate our 1st anniversary and yet again we got treated like royalty!

Wishing you the best of luck and we will be back very soon!"

Best wishes
Moira & Chris Clarke


"Stephen and myself had our civil ceremony and wedding reception at the beautiful Hodson Bay Hotel last December and can't praise them enough. From the or booking to check out everything was seamless. We both loved every second of our day. All of the staff were amazing and really catered for our very need. Best Lakeland hotel in Ireland!"


"We had our wedding reception in the Hodson Bay back in 2009. We brought guests from across Europe and they were all amazed at the professional job done by the Hodson Bay. As bride and groom, we didn't have to worry about a thing on the day, everything ran so smoothly. The food was top class and the chefs went out of their way to give us bespoke items on the menu to bring in our Swiss Irish connection.

I'd highly recommend them to all engaged couples."
Siuin and Aidan McManus


"Myself and my husband had our wedding at The Hodson Bay on 26th March this year. We could not have been happier with the service, the food and the professionalism of the staff all round. We were given personal care from a great team who have made it their business to be the best in the business. I would highly recommend The Hodson Bay Hotel."
Sarah Aherne


"Now that all the excitement is over and we are getting back to normal, we want to thank everyone in the Hodson Bay Hotel who made our special day one to remember.
To James who dealt with us so professionally and competently leading up to the wedding and to Pawel who took care of us on the day itself. From our first meeting with James we have been impressed with every service we have enquired about or received, nothing was too much and no detail too little.
Pawel was superb on the day and handled everything so efficiently which left us to relax and enjoy our day.
We have been receiving great feedback from our guests as to the wedding itself and this is the highest compliment we can pass on to your good selves.
Thanks again and we look forward to dealing with you in the future."
Kind Regards
Cathal and Yasmin


"To James and all the staff at Hodson Bay,
Thank you so much for the brilliant service you provided for our wedding both before and on the day.
In particular please thank John, Nancy and the floor staff on the day."
Lorraine & Peter Daly


"To James & All at Hodson Bay
Thank you very much for everything you did for us on our special day.
We really enjoyed the day and the room and food was fabulous."
Many Thanks
Michael & Nicola Slattery


"I would like to thank everyone at the Hodson Bay Hotel where my son Staurt Saville and daughter in law Alanna Saville nee Currie had their wedding reception on the 12th August the venue was beautiful, a very prompt and professional service was provided and the food was fantastic, all our guests gave great comments about the venue. I don’t think we could have picked anywhere better in Ireland. THANK YOU."
Mr Saville

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