The Lodge at Ashford Castle Hotel
The Lodge at Ashford Castle is part of the award winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection offering mellow country house hospitality, exuding classic refinement with modern appeal.
Located next to Ashford Castle, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is set on 10 acres of grounds, overlooking Lough Corrib in Cong. Dating back to 1845, this contemporary country house hotel boasts free WiFi and free parking.
This beautiful lakeside property has rooms and suites equipped with the latest technology, along with sash windows and rich deep pile carpets. There is underfloor heating in each en suite bathroom.
Ideal for those passionate about food, Wilde’s restaurant at The Lodge at Ashford Castle has a strong reputation for serving fresh local and seasonal ingredients.
Dinner is a six course meal in the Wilde’s Restaurant. Other dining options are available in the bar.
The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers a world of tranquillity and relaxation, on the historic estate of Ashford Castle. Just a 40-minute drive from Galway, it is an ideal base for visiting Connemara and Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, along with Galway, Westport, and the surrounding areas of Mayo. Ireland West Knock Airport is just 45 minutes’ drive away.
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We had the most wonderful wedding reception at the Lodge in the midst of storm Desmond. The weather conspired against us but Mairead and all the staff at the Lodge pulled out all the stops to make our day so special that the wind and rain outside only made the Christmas fairy lights twinkle even brighter. In the run up to the wedding we had no worries or stress regarding our venue, Mairead was always very responsive to our questions and kept us up to date with a summary of all decisions. In the year before our wedding we stayed on two different occasions at the Lodge and aside from the beautiful setting and building, the friendliness of the staff is something that we noticed, which was important to us for our wedding. The food on our wedding day was amazing, and vegetarians, vegans and children were all accommodated. The bridal suite was gorgeous with a copper bath in the room (luckily we decided to stay an extra night after the wedding so were able to relax and appreciate it all). Many of our guests had travelled from Dublin and had not stayed often / before in the area and I know that after staying at the Lodge many intend to return. I'm so glad we chose this venue for our wedding, not only because everything went so well but also because we have somewhere so special to return to for wedding anniversaries etc. In a nutshell, if you are looking for somewhere magical for your wedding reception - this is the place!
The Lodge was amazing! I needed to lean on them a lot, as I was planning from the US, and they made everything so easy! We even wanted to bring over some new customs from the US and they were able to set everything up without a hitch!!!
The Lodge is in a stunning setting, which wowed the guests from the drive in. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and the atmosphere on our wedding day was one of relaxed fun. Although we hadn't exclusivity of the venue, it still felt like we had largely taken over a country home! Food was fantastic, better than at our tasting, and the feedback from guests on the quality and quantity of the meals was extremely positive. Mairead and her team are skilled at what they do, so relax in the knowledge that you and your guests are in safe hands. Thanks to all at the lodge for looking after us so well. We had a fantastic day.
We got married at the Lodge at Ashford this summer and we had an absolutely fantastic experience! We are so happy that we picked this venue, for the location, the coziness of the Lodge, and certainly not least - the level of professionalism and service we got from the staff. We were planning the wedding from another country, and we were so pleased with how well the hotel communicated with us and worked with us to help plan our big day. They truly went the extra mile. We always felt like we were given their full attention, even though I know that summers are very busy with weddings every weekend. Their level of individual attention was really impressive. We also found most of their wedding suppliers to be excellent - their florist (Geraldine), bakery (Devour), hairstylist (Siobhan) and in-house makeup (Debbie) were truly fantastic and we were so happy with their work. We would highly recommend this hotel for a wedding. I don't think we could've been any happier with the way they managed our own wedding, and the experience we and our guests had here.
The Lodge is amazing in every way possible! The quality of service is second to none, every single person we encountered was professional, friendly and couldn't do enough to make our wedding special. It's such a beautiful location, very unique and relaxed. We loved every second of being there and found it very hard to leave! Looking back we wouldn't change a thing about our day, the staff at the Lodge, together with the amazing food, rooms and location made it the perfect wedding venue. I also have to mention the beauty rooms for my makeup (and room for hairdresser to use) it was a very stress free morning getting ready! And finally Mairead the wedding co-ordinator and the girls that managed the dinner on the day, their attention to the small details really made everything run so smoothly. I can't fault a single thing.