Searching for your dream Donegal wedding hotel? Check out these six spectacular venues…
Ballyliffin Spa & Lodge Hotel
Located in the rural, rugged Inishowen peninsula, the award-winning Ballyliffin Spa & Lodge Hotel is its crowning glory that perches high above the village overlooking Pollon Bay.
The venue caters for intimate weddings of up to 100 guests, and larger weddings of up to 500 people. Their sea view room is available to host pre-dinner drinks.
Facilities include a state-of-the-art spa and leisure club.
The surrounding area makes for incredible wedding photos taken on the nearby beach, or walking hand in hand along a narrow country road.
Cost – wedding packages start from €29.50 with mid-week discounts available.
The Redcastle Hotel, Moville is a renowned wedding venue across Donegal and further afield.
Whether you want a small intimate gathering of family and friends, or a lavish affair of 300 guests, the Redcastle can accommodate both with ease. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, the Redcastle wedding team are highly experienced in organising show stopping weddings.
The venue is particularly suited to winter weddings with flickering candles, log fires and specially tailored winter menus and drinks to match.
Soaking up the scenery – the function room has breathtaking views overlooking Lough Foyle. The Deck is offered for outdoor weddings.
The award-winning Harvey’s Point hotel is luxurious country hotel located on the shores of Lough Eske.
Harvey’s Point is a magical place to get married in Ireland’s picturesque North West region. The venue is ideal for intimate civil and humanist ceremonies, and more exuberant large weddings.
Pre or post-wedding you and your guests have the opportunity to take a meandering walk along the many guided routes beside the hotel, experience a blissful beauty treatment, or relax soaking up the sounds of classical music in the lounge and sights of the surrounding Blue Stack Mountains.
Rathmullan House is a four-star luxury period house hotel set in an idyllic wooded grounds overlooking Lough Swilly.
Couples can hire a private dining room for up to 60 people, or the whole house which is suitable for 70 to 150 guests (other guests can be accommodated at nearby B&B’s and self-catering chalets).
Each one of the 34 en-suite bedrooms in this Georgian house is different, with its own individual décor, carefully sourced antiques and art work.
The charm of the place coupled with ward-winning food, locally sourced and expertly cooked.
Lough Eske Castle
The five-star Lough Eske Castle is located on a secluded lakeside estate outside Donegal Town. The opulent hotel nestled in the heart of the countryside is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and has a number of stunning rooms to choose from.
Accommodation options for guests include the contemporary Garden Suites, elegant Courtyard rooms that were former stables, and the traditional Presidential Castle Suite featuring a king four poster bed and period-style décor.
Their ‘Fairy-tale Winter Wedding Package’ is pretty incredible.
Unlike some venues there is no specified number of guests you must invite to your wedding which allows for greater flexibility.
An Grianan Hotel
The picturesque rural setting of An Grianan Hotel in Burt, coupled with its unusual circle shape, help it to stand out from the competition.
Its shape is inspired by the historic ring fort, Grianan of Aileach that rests on the hill nearby. The unique design gives couples the option of sitting in the middle of the reception room with their family and friends, should they wish to do so.
The Honeymoon Suite breathes luxury and features a sunken Jacuzzi bath, marble wet room, and complimentary Champagne for the bride and groom.
Indoor photo opportunities – the function room features a large central dome which allows the light to flood in and bathe the room in a natural warm glow.
Featured image credit: Donal Doherty Photography