Glenlo Abbey | One of the best wedding venues in Galway, Ireland

Glenlo Abbey Wedding Venue in Ireland, a view from the golf course by gerard conneely photography

A view of the Glenlo Abbey with Ireland's largest lake, Lough Corrib in the background

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.

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.

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Wedding photography at the Abbey door

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A view of the Gazebo and Orient Express train carriages

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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.

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A panoramic view of the grounds at Glenlo Abbey

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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.

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The room where wedding guests enjoy a drink listening to a piano player while waiting for the bride & groom to make their grand entrance

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Bridal party wedding photography next to the Orient Express train carriages at the Glenlo Abbey hotel in Galway

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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.

Hi, I'm Gerard, an experienced wedding photographer & photography teacher. I photograph weddings throughout Ireland & I'm based in Co. Galway in the west of Ireland.

I'd consider myself to be a people person, I know how to bring out the best in my couples & I take what I do very seriously, but you would never think so when working with me.

I've been photographing weddings for 6 years; my style is very much documentary in nature & I’ve found over the years the best way to capture beautiful moments is to let them occur naturally. Many love stories have unfolded in front of my cameras and it truly is an honour when a couple places their trust in me to document their day.

While some of my couples live only a few miles away, others plan their wedding from abroad & I place great emphasis on taking care of my couples both pre & post wedding. If you like the idea of a photographer who will guide you through each step from the pre-wedding meeting, the day itself & right through to delivering your printed story in an Italian handmade album, I'd love to hear from you...