Civil Ceremonies and Weddings at the Banking Hall Dublin Testimonials

Dublin Luxury Wedding Venue

The Banking Hall


Michelle & Rebekah

January 2022

“We had an AMAZING day, the Westin was all we wanted it to be and more! It exceeded expectations! Such a fabulous location and treasured memories. Yes that cliché that if we could have paused a number of moments that day to step aside to take it in more we would have! We will thank you & the Westin staff in person when we visit! We cannot thank you enough for how the day went it was faultless. We thoroughly enjoyed our day of rest also on the 3rd, we struggled at the thoughts of having to check-out, to leave! All the staff were fantastic! We had a few down days about the City but sadly back to work probably too soon but the timing unfortunately couldn’t be helped! We have a honeymoon to plan and look forward to this Summer!”

Avril & Barry

December 2021

“On behalf of my wife and I, we want to extend a truly heartfelt and massive thank you to you and all the staff at The Westin for a magnificent weekend. Your collective care, professionalism, expertise and consummate kindness throughout our most special weekend was absolutely exceptional. It exceeded our and everyone’s expectations and we are forever thankful for how welcome you made us feel and how special you all made our wedding weekend.  We think we have set the highest of bars for weddings amongst our friends and family and we could not have done that without all that you have done for us. It’s the best possible start to a wonderful married life ahead.”

Sadhbh & Mark

December 2021

“First of all, thank you for a fabulous wedding reception and for looking after us so professionally and with so much attention to detail. We were really blown away by the service in the Westin and I’d especially call out Jade and Gary for looking after things brilliantly. They were great. And yourself as well Eilish – every time I had a bad idea, you directed me back to the right way to do things and you were right every time!”

Eimear & Ronan

November 2021

“I want to thank you sincerely for everything on the 6th of November. We had the time of our lives and all our guests were raving about their experience of everything-from food, glassware, the banking hall,the presentation of everything! You really put everything together so well! I loved the cake table!!   Thank you so so much for taking care of everything. It really was a huge success from start to finish. Every single staff member were fantastic too. A ten out of ten experience truly. So sad the day is over now but we have wonderful memories. My brother has been to a lot of weddings over the summer and he said it was definitely the best.”

Emma & Oliver

October 2021

“Thank you so much once again for looking after us and our guests so well at the wedding, we are so grateful to you and Eamon for everything you did and for how the whole day ran. Our guests were absolutely thrilled with the service, and many of them have been in touch with us to covey how highly they thought of the staff and the hotel.”

Avril & Brian

September 2021

“The Westin is a beautiful hotel and we could not have wished for a better venue to have our dream wedding – from the stunning Banking Hall to the amazing food to the five-star service. We changed our original venue to a city centre location and we are so delighted we did. We were familiar with the Mint Bar previously but we had no idea that the hotel housed such a stunning Banking Hall which really did take our breath away when we first viewed it.  We first met Eilish, our wedding coordinator back in October last year, she was so warm and friendly and so accommodating, especially when changing our viewing to sooner than planned so we could go and see the venue before we went into lockdown. We booked the venue the next week, it was a no brainer!  I cannot compliment Eilish and the team there enough, the service we have received from start to finish has been second to none, Eilish has been a joy to work with and made the wedding planning process so seamless and enjoyable. Her attention to detail and organisation made it so stress-free, and she dealt so patiently and efficiently with any queries we had ahead of the big day. I felt like we were on the same page every step of the way.  The whole team were so attentive from our first meal tasting to the actual wedding day, they looked after our guests so well and we felt like VIPs for the whole day. The service was excellent and the food was amazing, all of our guests commented on how beautiful the food was and how stunning the Banking Hall looked.”

Niamh & Brian

September 2021

“On Saturday 11th September, 2021 myself and new hubby had our wedding reception in the Westin Banking Hall and we could not have asked for a better venue or team of staff for the best day of our lives. All our guests remarked on the beauty of the Banking Hall, and the professional level of service from Westin staff, who were ever present and very friendly and helpful. They treated us and our guests like superstars from the moment we arrived until the last car pulled out of the building and they waved us goodbye. The food was superb and the service was fantastic. Nothing was too much for them.  We cannot wait to return to The Westin.”

Alison & John

December 2020

“Thank you so much for accommodating our wedding despite the challenges the pandemic brought us. Eilish was highly professional as wedding coordinator – she went above and beyond for us. Please do extend our deepest gratitude as well to Gary and the rest of the staff during the wedding banquet. We couldn’t have asked for any more. Thank you.”

Jon & Eibhlín

December 2020

“We held our wedding reception at the Westin Banking Hall on Tues, Dec 22, 2020 — a truly breathtaking venue, made all the more spectacular with Christmas decorations. All guests remarked on the ‘wow factor’, which also referred to the consistently friendly, helpful and professional level of service from Westin staff. This irreproachable level of service (& chic surroundings) was also remarked by guests who stayed overnight too. Given it was our big day, we also were delighted to receive an upgrade to the Connelly suite, which was the icing on the cake! All in all — our special day was made all the more special by the Westin — big thanks to all the staff and especially Eilish (Meetings & Events Manager) for all of her support.”

Ciara & Philip

August 2021

“I just want to give you, Éamonn and the Westin staff the biggest thank you! Phil and I had the most amazing day and everything went so seamlessly. The service our guests received was excellent so thank you so much.”

Rebecca & Liliane

July 2021

“Thanks a million again for all that you have done for us. We had the best wedding. It was a wonderful experience and all the family commented how amazing it was. A great success overall.”

Clodagh & Bobby

December 2020

“We stayed at the Westin for 4 nights in December during which we had our wedding reception in the Banking Hall. From start to finish our stay and wedding was brilliantly organised and we couldn’t recommend it more.  The food was delicious, all of our guests were delighted with it and there hotel staff were fantastic. For such a luxury hotel there is a friendly and relaxed feel which made our stay so enjoyable. The rooms are stunning and so well located to the city centre and the hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas.   Eilish, from the Westin events team who organised our wedding was incredible, as we were married during Covid restrictions she was flexible and made our day so enjoyable at such a time of uncertainty.”

Fabiana & David

December 2020

“Exceptional service from start to finish special shout out to Eilish & all the staff. They made our wedding that extra bit special would highly recommend anyone staying or getting married here. Can’t wait to stay here.”

Nino & Louisse

October 2020

“On behalf of the newly weds Nino and Louisse, we would love to extend our sincere thank you for an amazing wedding experience with you there in the Westin. You made the couple so so happy on their wedding day. Again, thank you so much for accommodating us despite the challenges the pandemic brought us. Please do extend our deepest gratitude as well to Gary and the rest of the staff during the wedding banquet. God bless and more power to your whole team in the Westin. Thank you again and God bless! Keep safe!”

Ciara & Eoin

October 2020

“Just wanted to get in touch to say a quick thank you and your colleagues for making our wedding so special. Everything was perfect on the day and Eoin and I are so thrilled we chose to have our Wedding at The Westin. We really couldn’t have asked for any more.

Thank you so much.”

Laura & Breda

October 2020

“Can we please just say thank you a thousand times over for everything you have done for us.  When we first rang only a little over a week ago and spoke to Elaine we immediately felt at ease and knew the Westin was the right venue for us. Even though it was a ‘last minute’ plan we have been saying all week that it has actually been our favourite plan of the 4 that had been made and that was reinforced so many times over yesterday.  Absolutely everyone in the Westin treated us and our friends and family so brilliantly from start to finish.  We certainly felt like queens from the second we checked in on Wednesday.  Thank you for the complimentary drinks, the room upgrade (we have never seen a suite like it) and every other little thing that you and all the staff did for us.  Eilish we were so confident that you had everything completely sorted that we never had to worry about a thing. We could just sit back and enjoy the day and know that everything would run as it should.  That was absolutely invaluable to us especially after so many different changes to our wedding plan.  I could go on forever but really just want you to know how grateful we are for making us and our family and friends feel so special.”

Bobbi & Chris

September 2020

“We had originally planned a large wedding in the West of Ireland but with a change in the travel restrictions in Ireland we had to cancel with a week remaining. We decided we wanted to go ahead in Dublin and contacted a few of the big hotels in the city. On visiting the Westin we were immediately struck by the Banking Hall, it was a spectacular and grand room with ample room for social distance.  Having already been wowed by the room our decision was made when we met our wedding planner Eilish. Despite the ridiculously short amount of time until the big W day, she was totally on top of things and managed to organise everything we were looking for on the day, all the time staying calm and reassuring to us, who were obviously having our moments of panic!  The reception itself went off without a hitch. The food was delicious, the staff efficient and friendly. There wasn’t a single complaint from any of our guests, only praise for how smooth everything was. We were only able to have 25 guests but something about that beautiful room meant it never felt like a small wedding. In terms of accommodation, the wedding suite was incredible and any of our party who stayed in the hotel said the rooms, service, and staff were second to none. Nothing was any trouble and always with a smile, they have a great staff working there.  It wasn’t the day we had planned, but we got an incredible and memorable day that would have been hard to beat in our original plan. And organised for us in the space of a week! A Big thank you to Eamonn and his team for everything!!”

Niamh & Ronan

September 2020

“Thank you so much to you and all the team in the Westin for going above and beyond to make our day possible.  We really had the best time and so delighted with the day and everyone we spoke with since had nothing but praise from the food to the service so thank you.”

Monica & Ed

August 2020

“We just wanted to thank you again for the most amazing day you put together for us, we loved every minute of it. The staff in the Westin are unbelievable, Rod and his team are flawless so attentive. Our guests all commented on how terrific the staff  were from start to finish, that it was so relaxing, everyone had a ball.  I really can’t thank you enough for everything, you just made the whole day perfect and so enjoyable we got 5 star treatment and again just loved every minute thanks again to you, Rod and his team.”

Jenni & Declan

December 2019

“Words can’t describe what a wonderful experience it was having our wedding in The Banking Hall in The Westin. The venue is spectacular and the food was delicious. From the moment we booked our date the events team made everything so easy and were so accommodating. Every single one of our guests was made to feel important, they absolutely loved it. There is no doubt at all that we made the right choice and would highly recommend this beautiful and unique venue in Dublin’s City Centre.”

Emily & Claire

December 2019

“We got married in December 2019 in The Westin Dublin, and we cannot thank them enough. From start to finish the staff were all incredible. Eilish was helping us organise the day and she was fantastic to deal with , somebody you can trust completely to just look after everything for you, and such a lovely person to have around you on the day too!
The day itself was flawless, and better than we could have imagined and that is down to The Westin Dublin as a whole.
From the venue, food, staff, everything is 5 star and I would highly recommend anyone who wants the perfect day to consider here.
It’s almost a month after our wedding and STILL people are talking about it and how fabulous it was!
Special thank you to Shea also who was a great asset on the day and was there whenever we needed.
Thank you to everyone involved, we had the best day ever!”

Triona & Adrian

November 2019

“We had our wedding reception in the Banking Hall in November 2019. Eilish and all of the team at the Westin were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Organising such a big event can be very stressful however The Westin made it extremely easy for us. There was never an issue. The attention to detail was outstanding. Thank you so much for everything you did for us on the day.


As for the Banking Hall, I don’t think there is a venue like it anywhere in Dublin. Our guests were amazed by how beautiful the room was on the day as well as the décor and table settings.


Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”

Maria & Darragh

November 2019

“We had our wedding reception at the Westin Dublin, in November 2019. Lindsay, Shea and all of the team couldn’t have been any more helpful.  We were in contact with Lindsay on several occasions before the wedding and she was always accessible. She was also on hands, on the day, to ensure everything ran smoothly. She pays great attention to detail.

Our guests were really impressed with the stunning Banking Hall and are still talking about it.  An added bonus was the beautiful hallway for taking family photos before the meal.  We were thrilled with the quality of the food, the excellent service and the beautiful place settings. The sea bass was described by one of our guests as ‘divine’.  Thanks to Shea and all of his team for going above and beyond for us.

We stayed in the Presidential Suite on our wedding night. It is a real treat for any couple.  We were able to get amazing photos of the bridal party, on the balcony, overlooking College Green. The evening city backdrop was stunning.

The Westin is an outstanding venue for a wedding and we would strongly recommend it. We could not find another venue in Dublin that provides ornate reception rooms and exceptional service within a very central location.

Thank you for all of your help in the run up to the wedding and on the day. We had a fantastic time.”

Beibhinn & John

October 2019

“I cannot recommend the Westin enough. There were not a lot of reviews for weddings at the Westin that I could find online at the time, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after we met with Lindsay and viewed the Banking Hall we had no doubt that this was where we wanted to have our reception and booked our date there and then.. There are so many small touches and efforts they went to I could mention that really meant a lot to us on the day.

Lindsay, Shea and the team at the Westin know exactly what they are doing and do it extremely well. I had every confidence that I could just show up on the day and everything would be perfect. Nothing is too much trouble, every staff member we encountered was so professional, thoughtful and friendly. We stayed 3 nights in the stunning College Suite and felt at home the entire time. What other venues wanted to add on as “extras” the Westin do as standard without even being asked. We really felt so well taken care of. All of our guests raved about the food, service and the surprise factor of such a beautiful and ornate venue hidden away in middle of the City Centre.”

Nicola & Michael

June 2019

“We recently had our wedding reception at The Banking Hall in The Westin, and it was a day we will cherish forever. The whole experience was amazing, from the planning stage to the big day itself. Without fail, the hotel staff were welcoming, courteous, and professional. The food was excellent, and the attention to detail was superb.

The day was organised and run so smoothly by the staff, which left us free to enjoy ourselves with our family and friends. I can not fault anything and I would not hesitate to recommend The Westin as a wonderful wedding venue.”

Emma & Brendan

May 2019

“We had our wedding in the Westin in May 2019 and could not have been happier with the whole experience. We had both our ceremony and evening reception in the beautiful Banking Hall and the whole day went smoothly from start to finish. The hotel was happy to accommodate all our requests in the build up to the wedding and on the day itself. Our wedding coordinator Lindsay was extremely professional and was always on hand to answer any questions and assist in the build up to the wedding, taking a lot off our plates and making sure we were fully informed on every detail of the day. She coordinated with all our suppliers (florist, band, musicians etc.) allowing us to take a step back and enjoy the build-up and not worry about anything on the day. It is a beautiful wedding venue and a hidden gem in the middle of Dublin City.

In particular, our guests commented on the high level of service by the staff in the hotel as well as the amazing meal that we were served. Having been to so many weddings in recent years, it is definitely a level above what I have experienced in other venues. Overall I would highly recommend the Westin to couples who are considering it as a venue – the location, service and physical beauty of the venue are something that you and your guests will definitely remember!”

Audrey & Martin

May 2019

“From our initial meeting with the staff in the Westin, we knew that this was the venue we wanted.  All our interactions with staff were very professional and they made the process from start to finish simple and seamless.  The venue is both elegant and kept to a very high standard.  It was truly a pleasure to have had our reception at the Westin and we cannot praise or recommend the venue, food or staff highly enough.  Together with our guests we had a truly wonderful day”.

Megan & Les

April 2019

“From the moment we went to see the Banking Hall as a wedding venue in The Westin Dublin we knew it was the one for us. From the grandeur of the rooms to the picturesque Presidential suite we instantly knew that this would be one of those venues people talk about. What really won us over though was the staff – whether it was the greetings from the Doormen and the Receptionists to Ciara’s warm presence and can-do attitude we knew we were in good hands. That feeling carried us through our planning right up until the day itself where we were both bowled over by the experience. Everything from the setup, to the staff being there to greet us, to the food and the overall ambience was out of this world.

People still say what an amazing time they had and what a wonderful venue to get married in. We are so grateful to all the staff that made our day so wonderful. And if that wasn’t enough – we have the added benefit of every time we walk down Westmoreland Street we get to look up at The Westin and bring back so many happy memories.”

Jenny & Jack

December 2018

“Myself and my husband decided that we wanted a Dublin wedding. We went about searching for a venue. We luckily happened upon The Westin and from the moment we entered the building we knew that this was the venue for us. From the very beginning the staff were friendly, accommodating and just so natural. It was the first venue that we felt comfortable in and that feeling never left us throughout our whole engagement and that was down to the superb staff. No question was too big or small for the staff in The Westin. They were on hand to help us at all times. I can safely say that anything that The Westin were orgainising for us (the room, decoration,  food, accommodation) was never a worry for us as we knew they were on top of it all…. which is HUGE when you’re planning a wedding and you have a million other things to worry about. Not only is The Banking Hall a spectacular room but the room decoration, the incredible food and phenomenal staff completely complementing each other resulting in a truly exceptional experience from start to finish. I could not recommend the Westin more to couples looking for a wedding venue…. simply out of this world.”