Glenlo Abbey | One of the best wedding venues in Galway, Ireland
A favourite wedding venue of mine in Galway, the newly designed gardens add even more photographic options to the stunning grounds of the hotel
Wedding Destination - Glenlo Abbey, an ideal setting for your wedding day
As a wedding photographer I get to shoot at many stunning wedding venues throughout Ireland & the Glenlo Abbey hotel in Galway is definitely one of those, I thought I'd share my experience from a wedding photographer's perspective as this may just be the wedding venue you are looking for in Ireland. It's ideally situated five minutes' drive from Galway city with stunning grounds for wedding photography and staff & service that matches it's 5-star rating. The grounds of the hotel make an excellent location for outdoor scenic wedding photos, from the original Orient Express train carriage to the lake side walkways, the options for photo opportunities are endless.
A view of the Glenlo Abbey with Ireland's largest lake, Lough Corrib in the background
Glenlo Abbey - Wedding Photography
Located on a 138 acre estate on the west coast of Ireland, Glenlo Abbey is a ideal wedding venue for both irish & destination wedding couples. Couples dreaming of a fairytale wedding venue need look no further. The stone Abbey itself is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony or a civil ceremony and the interior décor is a beautiful setting to say “I Do”. Stepping outside the grounds is a wedding photographers dream, with ample variety for photos. Of all the wedding venues in Galway, there is something about Glenlo Abbey that has that magical feeling to it. The exquisite River Room and large Corrib Suite can cater for large wedding receptions and based on my own experience, you will be well taken care of by the exceptional staff and service that this wedding venue has to offer.
Below you will find a selection of photos taken at Glenlo Abbey, for more information about my photography services, please visit my wedding photography page.
You won't to travel to a second location for your wedding photos, the grounds of Glenlo Abbey has all the variety & scenic beauty you need for your wedding photos.
Wedding photography at the Abbey door
A view of the Gazebo and Orient Express train carriages
Getting ready in the bridal suite - the bridal suite consists of two spacious adjoining rooms with ample light which will easily accommodate your bridesmaids, Mom's & hair & make up when getting ready on the morning of your wedding.
A panoramic view of the grounds at Glenlo Abbey
From a wedding photographers perspective, the stunning interior & grounds of the Glenlo Abbey provide ample variety for both the couple shoot & bridal party images on a wedding day. This is a great time saver as travel time to alternative locations is not a requireement to get gorgeous photos.
The room where wedding guests enjoy a drink listening to a piano player while waiting for the bride & groom to make their grand entrance
Bridal party wedding photography next to the Orient Express train carriages at the Glenlo Abbey hotel in Galway
One of many picturesque areas on the grounds of the hotel is the area near the Corrib river towards the bottoom of the golf course.
Night time wedding photography at the Glenlo Abbey hotel in Galway, with everything setup and ready to go, I often ask couples to pop outside for a few minutes to take some dusk or night time images. It only takes 2-3 minutes and they make ideal images to finish off the wedding album...