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The Lakeside Hotel

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Up to 250 Guests


The stunning setting at the Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Clare offers breathtaking views and an unforgettable experience for your wedding day. Our award winning landscaped gardens provide the ideal backdrop which proudly overlooks the twin heritage towns of Ballina and Killaloe.

Built in 1894, the Lakeside Hotel has become synonymous with weddings throughout its history. We have won many awards along the way including most recently the Gold Medal Award in the ISAI for accommodation. And we were shortlisted three years in a row as one of Irelands Top Wedding Venues by the awards as well as 2011/2012 Finalist in the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards.

Our recently refurbished Shannon suite is ideally designed with lots of natural light and laid out with great attention to detail for your special day offering you and your guests a warm and pleasant atmosphere. The spacious ballroom can host weddings from 100 to 270 always maintaining that intimate atmosphere. The Shannon Suite offers private bar facilities, integrated sound system, movable stage area, large dance floor and Fairy Light Backdrop and Entrance Arch with LED lighting to set the mood for your day.

Approved to host Civil and Humanitarian Ceremonies, the Shannon Suite can be adapted to become the wedding venue you’ve always wished for and our wedding co-ordination team will be on hand to make your dream a reality. Hosting only one wedding per day, at the Lakeside Hotel, we will pull out all the stops so you have the undivided attention of our management and staff on this fabulous occasion.   

To get a true taste of all we have to offer, why not book our Wedding Show-around Package? Starting with welcome drinks and canapés in the newly renovated O’Hara’s Bar before moving on to an evening meal and bottle of wine and spending the night with breakfast in a Lakeside Room. During your stay you are welcome to explore the gardens and meet with our Wedding and Events Manager. If you then choose to book your big day with us, you will be refunded for your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends on your special day here at the Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre.


  • Beautiful, lakeside setting with the option to say your vows at the waterfront
  • Capacity for up to 270 guests in the ambient ballroom
  • Experienced team on-hand offering support with planning and preparation, ensuring your day runs smoothly
  • Wedding Show-around Package offering a free night's stay if you book your day with us
  • Exclusive use, hosting only one wedding per day to ensure outstanding service and privacy

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Small Hotel

Dining Options:

Alcohol Licence
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
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