"We had our wedding reception at the Radisson Blu, Athlone in October 2013. We had looked at other hotels in the area but the Radisson stood out for us in terms of location and quality. Also Tanya, the wedding coordinator, was so organised I knew from the first time I met her that everything would be taken care of on the day. On the day itself everything was perfect! The room was beautiful, the food was excellent and the service was exceptional. So many of our guests commented how impressed they were with the food and service on the day, which is always really nice to hear. We arrived to the hotel via a boat across the Shannon and it made for some wonderful pictures. The hotel is a great place to have a wedding and I couldn't recommend it enough."
Elaine and Paul
Submitted 25 July 2014
"My wife and I got married in the Radisson hotel on New Year's Eve 2012. We are both from the area and we spent quite some time going around to all the hotels in the area. However, none of the other hotels matched the Radisson for its welcome and friendliness. Also the venue itself and location are second to none. From the moment we were in contact with the hotel staff, we were put at ease that our big day would be in the best of care. Our main contact was Amanda, who was incredibly helpful and attentive to any request. We sent a lot of our requests via email and Amanda always responded so quickly. On the day of the wedding, the staff was incredibly efficient and was a real credit to the hotel. The hotel is situated on the River Shannon and has incredible views across the Shannon and the surrounding town. Our photographer also managed to get some superb photos of us on the outside decking. While we got married in winter, we both think that the outside decking area would be amazing for a summer wedding. We had the beef and sea bass as our main course and both were very well received by our guests. My wife is a vegetarian and we also had a coeliac in our wedding party. The hotel was very accommodating to our food requests. For our menu tasting, my wife was provided with a long list of potential vegetarian options so she could pick what she wanted to eat. Service and quality throughout the meal was excellent. The hotel has one of the nicest locations in Athlone, but it was the attentiveness of the hotel staff and their and ability to put us both at ease that causes us to highly recommend this hotel for weddings."
Irene and Anthony
Married 31 Dec 2012
"We had our wedding here on 02 August 2013. From the time we first went to look at the hotel, we knew we wanted it and did not need to look any further. Every member of the staff was so helpful in every way, particularly Monika, who was quick to respond to any questions I had. The day itself was just perfect. From the time we arrived, we were treated like royalty! The food was amazing. We couldn't fault one aspect of it and the service was so professional and quick with no delays. Everybody was so nice and helpful. We lost one of our baby bottles and one of the young girls went to a local shop to buy us a new one, which I thought was so very kind. The rooms were immaculate and very spacious. We had a fantastic view overlooking the Shannon. The breakfast the next morning was the best we ever had! I couldn't recommend the Radisson enough and we are so glad we picked this venue for our special day."
Shirley and Kevin
Married 02 Aug 2013
"We got married on 25 May 2013 at the Radisson Blu Hotel and cannot praise the staff enough. Living in Manchester, we had to arrange most things over email or the phone and both Denise and Tanya were very helpful and, in a nutshell, know the wedding business like the back of their hand. Nothing was too much trouble, the attention to detail was second to none. As part of the package we had a menu tasting evening. Six of us had a four-course meal with the wine that would be served on the day. We had the opportunity to give feedback so that the meal would be perfect on the big day, and it was. All of our guests raved about our wedding, from our boat arrival to the belly-busting delicious meal. The hotel now feels like a second home, we loved staying there before the wedding and were treated so well during our wedding weekend. Our friends didn't want to leave. We 100% recommend the hotel. We loved it!"
Jennifer and Patrick
Married 25 May 2013
"To Tanya, Denise and all the Radisson Blu staff, we are so thankful. My husband and I got married on 05 April 2013. From the very first meeting with Denise to our checkout after the wedding, the staff have always been friendly, helpful and accommodating for anything we needed. On the very first meeting, we were brought a glass of champagne to congratulate us on our engagement. And throughout our search for the perfect venue for our wedding, anything we asked for we received. Every time we called in for a visit, either Tanya or Denise took time out of their very busy schedules to talk to us and answer any questions we had. They even amended our wedding package to give the wine for the meal in exchange for the gym use as we live too far away from the gym to avail of the free membership. Even when we had to change the date of the wedding, it was all carried out in a matter of minutes and without any fuss and led to a very stress-free call to the hotel. We decided to do something completely different for our wedding cake and Carol, the pastry chef, was amazingly enthusiastic when it came to designing and making our Rugby wedding cake. All our guests were amazed by the size and creativity of it! On the build-up to our day we needed a few specific items placed on the tables and all this was carried out efficiently and without any stress for us. On the actual day of the wedding we arrived by boat (which the Radisson provided) and the whole day ran smoothly and without any fuss. We were personally taken care of by four staff members over the course of the day, and they were free to help us in anyway we needed. As for the actual Radisson facilities, we arrived onto an fabulous decking area, the ballroom has the most amazingly scenic views of the River Shannon and Athlone castle (even better at night once the castle is lit up), the ballroom is extremely spacious and airy and the lounge area has a load of extra couches and seats for those who want a break from all the dancing! And all of our guests were hugely complimentary on the quality of the food served. Overall, we had the most relaxed and stress-free experience with the Radisson and we felt like we had a team of wedding planners working for us throughout the whole experience. We highly recommend anyone to use the Radisson for their wedding and if we had to do it again in the morning we wouldn't change a bit. On top of this amazing service, we still have a complimentary night's stay with dinner to look forward to on our first anniversary!"
Chiara and Quinton
Married 05 Apr 2013
"We had our wedding at the Radisson, Athlone in September 2012 and it was a perfect day. The booking process was simple, we were met with warm arms in December 2011 and instantly knew this was the venue for us. Roll on a few months to June 2012 and it was time for the all important food tasting. Along with both sets of parents, we were treated to a wide range of dishes and we all got to sample the adequate portions and wines - it was the only meal we all ate that day and at the end of it made the tough choices for our wedding menu. On the wedding day itself, the staff was very attentive and catered to our every need, the tables were beautifully decorated in white linen with centre pieces, the meal was exactly as we tasted back in June, the bar was fully stocked with our requested spirits and the rooms were a fantastic rate for all our guests. Some guests stayed for two or more nights coming over from England and made a holiday of it and have since returned for another holiday to Athlone staying at the Radisson Blu. We’d highly recommend hosting your wedding at the Radisson Blu. Our top tip – ensure you take full advantage of the back bar terrace by the river for some amazing photos. Hope your day is as good as ours was."
Maeve and Lee
Married 15 Sep 2012