10 reasons to choose the Great National Hotel Ballina for your wedding

GN Ballina Hotel

1. Our Wedding Coordinator Denise

The importance of your wedding coordinator at your chosen wedding venue cannot be overstated. They are the ones responsible for removing all stress from your special day! We are lucky to have one of the most experienced and the best at the Great National Hotel Ballina. Denise will be present throughout the day of your wedding, overseeing every detail of your wedding reception.

2. Our range of wedding suites

Beautiful rooms for both wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions, catering for the large to the more intimate occasion with ease and style. Choose from the Nephin Suite which can accommodate up to 400 guests for your reception; the Ox Suite hosting up to 120 guests for civil ceremonies and evening buffet style banquets; or the Oak Tree Suite seating up to 120 guests for wedding ceremonies or receptions.

3. The ideal venue to host your wedding vows

We would be delighted to have you celebrate your wedding vows at the hotel and we are fully registered to accommodate this. Whether it is a civil ceremony, a wedding blessing, an ethnic celebration or even a renewal of vows, speak to us about how you would like to arrange this momentous occasion.

4. Our wedding packages

Wedding packages at the Great National Hotel Ballina have been designed to suit a range of budgets and therefore give you a choice when deciding the type of wedding reception to have. We also offer great value midweek wedding packages which still include all you will need for the perfect wedding reception but at a reduced rate.

5. Extras included

We all love extras and our wedding packages are very generous in this area. A chocolate fountain, complimentary chair covers, beautiful centerpieces and souvenir wedding menus, as well as gym membership for the bride and groom and a complimentary stay on your first wedding anniversary, are all included for you. 

6. Our reputation

It is good to know you are in safe hands on such an important day. Read our reviews to hear about the experiences of past brides and grooms who have chosen the Great National Hotel Ballina for their wedding day.

7. Our location outside of the town centre

Having your wedding at the Great National Hotel Ballina means you are more likely to keep all of your guests together for the entire day and evening of your wedding.

8. Our proximity to magnificent churches

If a church is your preference for your wedding ceremony you will be spoiled for choice in this part of Mayo. St Muredach’s Cathedral here in Ballina is an impressive church and the stunning 11th century Ballintubber Abbey is within easy driving distance while St Michael’s Church of Ireland in Ballina provides another lovely setting.

9. Accommodation and so much more for all your guests

With 87 recently refurbished 4 star bedrooms and suites at the Great National Hotel Ballina, we can cater for all configurations of your wedding guests who require accommodation. Included for you is the Bridal Suite and two other rooms complimentary for the night of the wedding. Your guests will also be delighted with their complimentary use of our modern leisure facilities including a 20-metre swimming pool and fully equipped gym, for the duration of their stay. The Beauty Spot Spa in the Great National Hotel Ballina is perfect for pre and post wedding beauty and wellbeing treatments for you and your guests. This really is the all-around ideal wedding destination in Mayo!

10. Wedding Garden

Included for every bride and groom is the use of our specially designed Wedding Garden at the hotel for your wedding photographs and we are also happy to recommend local wedding photographers should you need them. Of course, there are lots of other stunning locations for your wedding photos in close proximity to the Great National Hotel Ballina including Belleek Woods, Callow Lake and Lough Conn, to name but a few.

Want to know more? Send us an enquiry and we will happy to discuss your plans for your special day!