Wedding Reviews for Clayton Hotel Galway

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 57 reviews



on Wed, 13th of November, 2019
We had the joy of celebrating our wedding on 26th October 2019 in the Clayton Hotel. While the Clayton is a beautiful establishment and perfectly located, it was not either of these things that made our day so prefect. As you see, like a house that is beautifully designed and well located, it is not

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these things that make it a home, It is the people who live in that house that make it a home. The Clayton Hotel can to be likened to this. It was the staff that made our day, so special. We first met the staff of the Clayton the year previously at my brother’s wedding. Their effortless way of keeping the whole day running smoothly was amazing. They were so pleasant to all their guests and spend the day ensuring that not only the bride and groom had a great day, but that every guest did. This was our first time at a wedding in the Clayton and it was on this experience that we booked our wedding there within days of my brother’s wedding. Upon first meeting Karina, I knew that this lady knew her job inside and out, and most importantly for us, she was not doing a sales pitch. She got to understand what type of people we are, so she could fully understand what we wanted for our day. She really wanted to ensure we got what we wanted for our day, not what she thought we needed. Throughout the year, I called on her for advice, which was invaluable. On the day, it was her and Carmel Walsh we saw first at the hotel to greet us, and not with a wave or a hand shake, but with a genuine hug, that made me know that they were really happy for us. It was like we were the first wedding they ever had there, as their excitement and enthusiasm was evident, which is so important as they made it all about us. Both of these ladies could not do enough for us and were so mindful of us all day.

The guests are still raving about the quality if the food, and the endless amounts of seconds. They too could not complement the staff enough.

Thank you all so much for making our day so great. Anne-Mar
on Fri, 8th of November, 2019
From start to finish, from the very first moment we contacted the Clayton Hotel regarding our wedding they really were brilliant. Myself and Gerard cannot thank ye all enough. Ye all made are wedding day perfect for us both. All the staff at the Clayton were fantastic. Karina you really were

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amazing, whatever we wanted you made it happen and you never said no to anything we required and for that we thank you so much. Everyone that attended has commented on how beautiful the whole lot was and raving about the food. The kids had such a ball of a time and the atmosphere was really child friendly. We can't thank everyone enough for making our wedding day so special and easy. Thanks so much to everyone at the Clayton Hotel ❤❤❤❤ Gerard and Theresa Daly x
on Mon, 21st of October, 2019
We had the pleasure of having our wedding at the Clayton Hotel recently and we were absolutely delighted with Karina and the team there. From start to finish, Karina was absolutely amazing to work with - her attention to detail, professionalism and ability to keeping everyone so calm and at ease -

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we couldn't fault her or any of the staff at the Clayton. The wedding reception itself went off without a hitch and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend the Clayton for anyone considering having their wedding there.
on Fri, 4th of October, 2019
We had our wedding reception at the Clayton Hotel in July and we couldn't recommend them enough! Each time we met with Karina to discuss wedding details she was relaxed and welcoming. She is great at what she does and listened to every request we had for our big day. The management and staff were so

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attentive on the day of the wedding. Their number one priority was to ensure that our guests had a great day - and us too of course! The food and the service was top class and we received so many compliments from our guests. Thanks to Karina and all the staff for helping to make our wedding day so memorable and enjoyable. Paula and Michael.
on Mon, 26th of August, 2019
We had our wedding reception in the Clayton hotel on the 3rd of August, from our very first meeting with Karina right up until our wedding day she was amazing! nothing was a problem, no matter how many times I changed my mind! Karina, Carmel and Michèal and all the staff at the Clayton are just

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simply top class! we couldn't of asked for a better team to look after our big day! The food was amazing, everybody was so happy about it, those who stayed love the comfort of their rooms.the service was impeccable, they have an amazing ability to create a relaxed atmosphere while maintaining the highest level of professionalism. They made us feel so special, nothing was an issue, even when our 2 year old son had enough and our babysitter needed to bring him to the room in the middle of the meal they made sure her dinner was brought up to her and that his toys got up to the room to him too. the ballroom looked amazing exactly as we wanted it! all the extra bits and pieces we had left in were put in their place by the staff, we really didn't have to worry about a thing! We can't thank everybody at the Clayton enough for making our day so special! we also had a BBQ the day after and the same level of impeccable service was carried through to this, and again the food was fab! so if you're considering the Clayton for your big day then go for it! it's an amazing hotel, with an amazing bridal suite too! The staff are top class, so friendly and helpful! You will not regret booking your wedding here!

To Everyone at the Clayton, thank you so much!! ❤
on Sat, 29th of June, 2019
Recently got married at The Clayton and we're so happy we chose it as our venue. The staff were fantastic. Karina just made the whole experience stress free and so enjoyable. Her attention to detail, knowledge, personality and her can do attitude made The Clayton stand out above any other venue we

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looked at. Karina remained a joy the deal with from day one to D day! Everything about the Clayton was perfect on our big day. The food was amazing, the reception was stunning, the decor, the staff, the way the looked after us, the list goes on. The little personal touches were such a treat. They literally thought of everything. We had such a relaxed day knowing that we were in such capable hands. Thank you so much to all of the events staff who made our day everything we dreamed it would be!
on Thu, 16th of May, 2019
We had our wedding just over a week ago in the Clayton. We booked it knowing it's wonderful reputation and wedding staff. However ,we were blown away with all they did for us on the day. From the reception food/drinks, beautiful decor, friendly staff and fabulous meal, everything was just perfect.

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Our guests were looked after so well and the amount of compliments we got about the venue was testament to how great it was. Karina is such an asset and any bride and groom would be lucky to have her. Credit to Carmel & Noel too. To any prospective couples we would 100% recommend having your wedding here. It made the day even more special knowing the care and attention we were receiving. Thanks again to the Clayton and all the staff for a truly memorable day. Niamh & Shane.
on Tue, 9th of April, 2019
From the moment we met Karina we knew this is where we wanna have our wedding reception. It was so easy to talk to Karina she just handled everything. A dream come true. My mam requires oxygen and the care she got from Carmel and the team upstairs was absolutely amazing. I honestly can’t thank you

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enough. To the entire staff there, to be honest, wow is all we can say. We had so many people tell us how great the hotel food and staff were. What an absolute pleasure it was having the best day of our lives in your wonderful hotel. xxx Thank you so much, we highly recommend this beautiful hotel xxx love Iamanda and Shane Concannon
on Tue, 2nd of October, 2018
So all has settled here after what I can say was the most magical day of my life, from our 6am rise to my 6am fall. Everything from start to finish was amazing. We would like to thank you so much for all your help with everything at the Hotel, not 1 negative comment was made.

Reception on

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arrival, dinner and after was perfect.

Everyone was impressed with everything, and the amount of comments we got about the rooms.

Thanks again to your self and all the staff at the hotel.
on Wed, 26th of September, 2018
Can't recommend the Clayton enough for weddings. Karina the wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing and so accommodating as were all the staff. We were looked after so well by Carmel and her team on the day. From the food to the atmosphere everything was perfect. Karina and Carmel made the day

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and the time leading up to the wedding so stress free. Thank you so much.
on Wed, 26th of September, 2018
Karina and staff were extremely accommodating and were very helpful whenever we had any questions. Anything we suggested or wanted didn’t seem to be a problem. The staff were very professional and friendly, this is something that was noted by many of our guests. The food was delicious and we were

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thrilled to hear our guests raving about the meal. Our wedding day in the Clayton was amazing and I would love to relive it. We would highly recommend this venue. Our special day went so smoothly. Thank you so much for your help and efforts in making our wedding day so special. It was more than we could ever dreamed of, we would also like to compliment your staff whose exceptional professionalism and friendliness will be long remembered.
on Fri, 20th of July, 2018
We had our wedding here in April. We knew we were in excellent care with Karina, Carmel and gang as my sister also had her wedding here. I hadn't a clue what I wanted, met with Karina and that all changed, she had amazing ideas she really knows her stuff. The day of the wedding went fantastic, great

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atmosphere, staff so friendly they couldn't do enough. Dinner was out of this world. Guests are still commenting on the quality and the amount of food they got and staff went around offering 2nd helpings. In all honesty, it was the best day and its all down to Karina Duffy, Carmel and all staff of the Clayton Hotel Galway. 10 stars from us, thanks again, Sinead & Chris
on Fri, 8th of December, 2017
My wife and I were planning our Civil Wedding for 10th Nov 2017 and thankfully chose the Clayton Hotel. We had an initial meeting with Karina Duffy explaining our needs for 30 guests. We selected our package and from that point on Karina and her team took charge. We were kept Up-to-date with

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everything regarding our special day and were treated as if we had 400 guests. On the day itself, the ceremony room was laid out beautifully, the food was excellent and the guest rooms especially the Presidential Suite offered to Bride & Groom was breath-taking.
The Clayton Hotel staff ensured a seamless transition from beginning to end and were on hand throughout. I can't speak highly enough about Karina, her team and the hotel staff who made our special day truly special.
For any couple planning a Civil Wedding, all our guests walked away with an amazing experience. I would recommend the Clayton Hotel Galway to anyone because our Wedding Day was absolutely fantastic.
Trevor Quinn and Pauline Hodgins
10th November 2017
on Fri, 8th of December, 2017
TOP CLASS!! We fell in love with this hotel 5 years ago when my brother got married. There was no talk of getting engaged any time soon but we decided then and there that when the time came the Clayton Galway was the one for us. We got married Friday the 17th of November and the Clayton couldn't do

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enough for us. Karina you are some women, nothing was ever an issue and the day flew. You and the team were just amazing and we just can't say enough! John and David such gents and everything was accommodated. The reception staff were super stars. Everyone of our guests raved about the hotel, the rooms, the food and the staff and we're only delighted to pass on that feed back. We're sad it's over but any time we have anything on in Galway ye are our go to hotel! Wishing you continued success and hopefully see you all soon again!

Trina McGuire & Rory McGann
17th November 2017
on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
On behalf of my new husband Mattie and myself, I just like to thank Karina, Sarah and Carmel and all the staff of the Clayton for making our day magical and unforgettable! All the hard work, support and ensuring our special day was such a success and an unforgettable day! From the day we meet Karina

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at wedding fair we knew this was the place where we would like to celebrate our special day! We had been at Clayton hotel for a special friend’s wedding, and we couldn't get over how beautiful set up was at Clayton also food was unbelievably tasty. This was big plus for us!!
Karina is truly amazing at what she does, she helped us guided true all process step by step. Throughout hundreds of e-mails, phone calls, visits to hotel, for our food tasting till we checked out we were treated like royalty!
The food and service on our wedding day was perfect!! We had so many finger food and canapes on arrival nobody was hungry. We also had 2am food which we got complimented from our guests. Unbelievable meal, fast service, most friendly staff. Stunning flowers, table set ups and all the little details our day was absolutely fantastic in Clayton hotel. Your wedding day does go in a blink of eye and Karina advised us to sit back, relax and enjoy every moment and not be worried about anything, that she was there for us to take care of everyone and to make sure all our guests was happy and having good time at our wedding. And this is what we did, we enjoyed every single second of it!! Everything went absolutely flawless!! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful time they had at Clayton.
We got married Saturday of the Galway races. We couldn't recommend Clayton Hotel enough to any couple looking for a wedding venue! We wouldn't change a single thing about the day or hotel! We had best day of our life, and thank you for that Karina and all team of Clayton, for making our day most magical, memorable and unforgettable!!
Eto Khazhalia & Martin Lydon
5th August 2017
on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
My husband & I cannot begin to thank Karina & the staff at The Clayton Hotel Galway enough, for the service they provided for our Wedding Day in August 2017. From the outset, the staff were friendly and welcoming. The bar staff & waiting staff were great, very professional, the food & beer was

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impeccable, and the venue was dressed to perfection. Our guests are still talking about the excellent service, unbelievable meal, speed of service especially considering we had a big wedding. We would not change a single thing about the day or the Hotel. We had the best day of our lives. My husband & I would both recommend The Clayton Hotel in a heartbeat, along with every guest that attended the day.

It is a truly exceptional venue & we cannot wait to return for our anniversary!
Vanessa & Patrick Feeney
19th August 2017
on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
I had my wedding here on the 24th of August 2017. From start to finish the staff were absolutely fantastic, from the initial meeting with Karina right the way through to the ceremony and reception they had everything planned right down to the smallest detail. They were so friendly and helpful and

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made our day so relaxed and perfect.

I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Thanks again from Mr. & Mrs Abbas
on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
To all the staff at the Clayton Hotel, a big thank you for making our wedding day on the 23 June so special. Karina you were a pleasure to work with and thanks for all your support and assistance on the led up to our big day. This hotel was the first hotel we viewed and we knew straight away that

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we did not need to look any further. The staff are all so friendly and their laid back approach made us so relaxed on our wedding day. When we arrived at the hotel on the day everything was beyond our expectation, from flower arrangements to center pieces, everything was wonderful. Many of our guests commented on the fabulous food, from canapes to the main meal, there was plenty to drink and eat. Our little guests loved the candy cart!

We had the most perfect day from beginning to end.
Thanking you,

Mr & Mrs Concannon
23rd June 2017
on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
To Karina and all the staff at the Clayton Hotel Galway,

A huge thank you from myself and Gerald for making our wedding day so special..from the minute we met Karina we
knew this was the place for us and it did not disappoint..our guests couldn't speak highly enough about the food on arrival and

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the meal itself it was fabulous..as well as making us feel special the staff made both our children feel just as special which meant a lot to us..I cannot thank Karina and all the staff enough for giving us the perfect day..I would highly recommend the Clayton Hotel..

Laura and Gerald Regan
10th June 2017
on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
My husband & I cannot begin to thank Karina & the staff at The Clayton Hotel Galway enough, for the service they provided for our Wedding Day in March 2017. From the moment we contacted Karina to book our wedding, we knew we were in very capable hands. Planning a wedding from overseas is not easy,

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but thankfully Karina is truly gifted at what she does & guided us through the process. Through endless emails exchanged, a visit to Galway to taste our menu choices (many thanks to Clare for 5* service!), up until we checked out of the Hotel after the wedding, we really were treated like royalty. The special touches on the day left both ourselves, and our guests, in awe. The bar staff & waiting staff were flawless, the food & beer was impeccable, and the venue was dressed to perfection.

My husband & I would both recommend The Clayton Hotel in a heartbeat, along with every guest that attended the day.

It is a truly exceptional venue & we cannot wait to return for our anniversary!

All the best,
Mark & Marie McGrath
11th March 2017

on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
From the first minute that we walked into the Clayton Hotel in June 2014 we knew the Clayton Hotel in Galway was going to be our wedding venue. From the outset the staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming. That welcome was extended to us each and every time we visited in the run up to the

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wedding. We always experienced a hotel that had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, yet one that was also really professional. Of course, we had attended weddings in the Clayton prior to our visit so this wonderful environment came as no surprise to us.

The main person in the hotel for us is the wedding co-ordinator, Karina Duffy. From the moment we met her we knew she was going to make our day so special. She was a huge support to the two of us throughout the two years and was always at the end of the phone, or answering an email, whenever we needed her, no matter what the question was! She works so hard to make your day so special and personal. She became a friend to us throughout the entire time of the wedding preparations.

On our wedding day Karina and the staff of the hotel could not have done enough. They followed our requests to the last, and even added in lots of special surprise touches for us on the day, little touches that really made our day even better. We could not recommend the Clayton Hotel enough to any couple looking for a wedding venue. Our guests are still talking about the excellent service, unbelievable meal, speed of service (especially notable considering we had a big wedding), comfortable bedrooms and friendly staff that they experienced at the Clayton Hotel.

We would not change a single thing about the day or the hotel. We had the best day of our lives and much of that is down to Karina and the team at the Clayton Hotel.

Thanks for everything,
Evelyn & Colm Larkin

on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
From the moment we stepped in to the Clayton we knew that we would be having our wedding reception there. Karina made everything so easy for us to organise and was extremely accommodating to our requests. The staff were so professional and kind towards us, our families and our guests on the day.

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The food and wine were amazing and our guests were delighted with their experience at the Clayton. Thank you again for making our day absolutely perfect!
Malachi & Aoife

on Wed, 1st of November, 2017
Karina - what can I say - we had an amazing day from start to finish but I just had that feeling since the first day that myself and Ciaran met you way back for the first time. We knew we were going to be well looked after and we knew that you genuinely wanted our day to be as good as possible just

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as much as we did. You seemed to take such a personal interest in our day and gave the finer detail so much thought, energy and time. Trust me - I know that isn't the norm everyplace. You took so much stress out of it for us both and we knew you were always just a call away. You never pressured us or rushed us to make decisions either.
The day ran perfectly and everything was hugely complemented by all of our guests. Nobody could believe how well we were looked after with food and drink coming at them from every direction.

From the bottom of my heart, and Ciaran's, thank you for making the day that we had possible. We couldn't have asked for a better start to our married life. I will be singing the praises of the Clayton for a long time to come - that's for sure.

Gemma & Ciaran Dolan
9th June 2017
on Sat, 28th of October, 2017
Hi Karina and all the team

Just back from the honeymoon can't believe it's all over. We want to thank you all so so much for all you have done for us. Nothing was ever too big and great advice was always given when asked. From the minute the guests walked in the door till they went to bed they

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did nothing but compliment ye. I have to say the service for our meal was so efficient and brilliant exactly what we wanted. Thanks so much once again for everything and to all that was involved. We would definitely recommend ye to everyone.

Kind Regards
Mr and Mrs Mahon
on Thu, 26th of October, 2017
Hey Karina,

A huge thank you to you & your team for everything you did for us, both on the day & in the lead up; ye were absolutely fantastic. Each member of staff in the Clayton that us & our families came into contact with over the weekend were warm, friendly and always happy to help; ye really

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made our whole time there so wonderful.

The food was out of this world, we got so many great comments about how delicious it was & how much of it there was, from the canapés, to the dinner & the evening food; it was all highly rated by our guests & they definitely never went hungry at any point of the day!

It's hard to put into words how happy we are that we made the decision to have our wedding in the Clayton; from the minute we met with you the first day, nothing was ever too much trouble & everything ran so smoothly, we didn't have to over-think anything, which is great when you have so many other bits to be organising. On the day, we just showed up & ye took it from there & you only really appreciate that afterwards when you sit back & think of how much is involved in the day. You only get to have this day once in your life & you & your team really understand how important that is to the couple & to their families, so a Huge Thank You for making it so special for us!

We look forward to visiting the Clayton regularly over the coming years and we'll hopefully catch up with you in person soon!

Thanks again!
Chat soon,
Mr & Mrs Divilly
on Wed, 25th of October, 2017
Hi Karina,

We would just like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for our amazing wedding day. Every little detail that ye put together made our day. We did not have to think or worry about anything as your team were two steps ahead all day. Everything was perfect and the food was just

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amazing. We would recommend the Clayton as a wedding venue to anyone that will listen. All our guests had a ball and said it was the best wedding that they been to. So once again we cant thank you and your team for the effort you put in to make our day so special


Thanks again
Brendan and Aija Creaven
on Fri, 29th of September, 2017
From the moment we walked into the Clayton we knew it was the perfect location for our wedding. We loved the bright and spacious lounge for the drinks reception and the atmospheric function room.
Once we had chosen our venue we then got to meet Karina & Sarah. These two ladies epitomise what is

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needed in a wedding co-ordinator! They were both truly amazing to work with. They understood the importance of allowing a couple to put their own touch to their special day and nothing was too big an ask. Everything was completed with precision and a touch of perfection!
From start to finish we were amazed by the friendly manner, professionalism and hard work of all of the staff in the Clayton.
They catered for our every need and made our wedding day perfect for us both.
To finish, I just want to say a huge big 'Thank you' from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful memories we have from our special day. We will forever be grateful for them!

Wishing you all every success in the future.

Aonghusa & Olivia (24th June 2017)
on Wed, 13th of September, 2017
Karina's reputation as wedding coordinator extraordinaire preceded her and having had the pleasure of dealing with her on many occasions over the past year it's a well deserved title. From the first day we met her we knew we would be well looked after on our big day by the Clayton Hotel Galway. No

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request was too big or too small and every member of staff we dealt with were true professionals and a credit to the hotel. As well as Karina, in the run up to the big day so many of them helped us - Sarah who was on hand to deal with the room booking queries, Joe, Anne and Alex who looked after us for our menu tasting and Noel who so willingly took us through the ceiling light options so we could decide on our colour scheme. On the day itself we were greeted at the front door by Karina and treated like royalty and this continued until we checked out two days later. Carmel, Davy and all the banquet staff took fantastic care of us and our guests during the meal and the ballroom was set up so beautifully with such attention to detail. We are still receiving compliments about the fabulous food, high quality service, cleanliness and welcoming nature that everyone received. We can't recommend the Clayton Hotel Galway highly enough to anyone planning their wedding. Thank you all for taking such wonderful care of us and making the day so memorable.

Frances-Anne & Eamonn Kilkelly
27th May 2017
on Sat, 29th of July, 2017
Hi Karina, on behalf of myself and Eoghan we just want to say a sincere thank you for being such a massive part of our wedding, for all your help, support and advice in the run up to the big day.
When organising our wedding last year we knew it was going to be a large affair and we really wanted it

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to be a party to celebrate our big day with all our friends and family. The Clayton came highly recommended to us as a number of our friends had gotten married in the hotel over the previous years and couldn’t compliment the staff and venue enough.
When we met with Karina to discuss our ideas she was so easy to talk to and so enthusiastic. Karina put us at such ease and was so lovely to work with that we couldn’t not have her in-volved in our wedding day. Karina was happy to meet with us as little or often as we wanted and was always on the end of the line or an email of we had any queries. The run up to the day was effortless, our food tasting evening was fabulous. The chef spent so much time with us going over our food options that we almost knew every ingredient in each dish.
The day itself was just amazing, from the minute we landed at the door of the hotel the par-ty was in full swing. The staff were superb, so polite and helpful and again, nothing was a problem. We had nothing to worry about once we got to the hotel until we checked out 3 days later (it was so good we stayed an extra night). From the 320 dinners that were served on the day to the plate of fresh sandwiches waiting in our bridal suit at 5.00am that morn-ing, the food was just superb.
Thank you Karina and all the staff of the Clayton Hotel for giving us a brilliant day and night. One of the best days of our lives.

Olwyn and Eoghan Tummon, 5th August 2016
on Sat, 29th of July, 2017
Myself and Mike wanted to say a huge thanks for everything you did to make our wedding day so perfect. There was not one thing that we could find fault with. Everything ran so smoothly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. It's easy see why you have won so many awards, you do a fan-tastic

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job!
The food on the day was fantastic, we had so many people saying how delicious it all was. Another thing everyone commented on was the staff and service, from the ladies on reception, the wait-ers/waitresses and the bar staff it was all top class. Nothing was ever any trouble throughout our stay.
Thanks so much again,
Lisa and Mike Denison 30th December 2016
on Sat, 29th of July, 2017
We can't fit in all the good we have to say about our experience with you guys. From the moment we met Karina we knew we would be having our wedding in the clayton hotel. We wanted to do things a little different with food and service, Karina understood our vision and said no problem when other

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hotels dismissed the idea. From the planning of different menus to the tastings and help from the chefs nothing was too much trouble, and their advice and guidance was outstanding when creating the perfect menu for us. The food and service on the day was superb and our guests are still talking about it. We also held our ceremony and first look in the hotel, Karina was amazing at finding the perfect place in the hotel for this to work and it sure did work it was just magical. We felt like we were the most important people in the hotel for the few days we were staying there. We will forever be thankful to Karina and all the staff at the clayton for giving us our dream wedding we just wish we could do it all over again.

Laura and John
01/01/17
on Sat, 29th of July, 2017
On behalf of my new husband Eamonn and myself, I just wanted to email you to thank you again for all of your hard work and support in ensuring our special day was such a success. Heartfelt thanks to you and all the staff for the excellent service and attention to detail throughout the day. The

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whole day was flawless. From the day we booked our wedding, you made everything very easy and carefree for us. On the day itself I never had to think or worry about the details as you and your team looked after everything so well.
We had an absolute ball and so did our guests. Everyone commented on how nice the food was and how friendly and efficient the staff were.
We would highly recommend you to our friends and we honestly cannot thank you all enough for making sure our special day was a magical one.
Best wishes
Sarah & Eamonn Gallagher, 25th March 2017
on Sat, 29th of July, 2017
My husband & I cannot begin to thank Karina & the staff at The Clayton Hotel Galway enough, for the service they provided for our Wedding Day in March 2017. From the mo-ment we contacted Karina to book our wedding, we knew we were in very capable hands. Planning a wedding from overseas is not easy,

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but thankfully Karina is truly gifted at what she does & guided us through the process. Through endless emails exchanged, a visit to Galway to taste our menu choices (many thanks to Clare for 5* service!), up until we checked out of the Hotel after the wedding, we really were treated like royalty. The special touches on the day left both ourselves, and our guests, in awe. The bar staff & waiting staff were flawless, the food & beer was impeccable, and the venue was dressed to perfec-tion. My husband & I would both recommend The Clayton Hotel in a heartbeat, along with every guest that attended the day. It is a truly exceptional venue & we cannot wait to return for our anniversary! Mark & Marie McGrath, 11th March 2017
on Sat, 29th of July, 2017
From the first minute that we walked into the Clayton Hotel in June 2014 we knew the Clayton Hotel in Galway was going to be our wedding venue. From the outset, the staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming. That welcome was extended to us each and every time we visited in the run up to the

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wedding. We always experienced a hotel that had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, yet one that was also really professional. Of course, we had attended weddings in the Clayton prior to our visit so this wonderful environment came as no surprise to us.
The main person in the hotel for us is the wedding co-ordinator, Karina Duffy. From the moment we met her we knew she was going to make our day so special. She was a huge support to the two of us throughout the two years and was always at the end of the phone, or answering an email, whenever we needed her, no matter what the question was! She works so hard to make your day so special and personal. She became a friend to us throughout the entire time of the wedding preparations.
On our wedding day Karina and the staff of the hotel could not have done enough. They followed our requests to the last, and even added in lots of special surprise touches for us on the day, little touches that really made our day even better. We could not recommend the Clayton Hotel enough to any couple looking for a wedding venue. Our guests are still talking about the excellent service, unbelievable meal, speed of service (especially notable considering we had a big wedding), comfortable bedrooms and friendly staff that they experienced at the Clayton Hotel. We would not change a single thing about the day or the Hotel. We had the best day of our lives and much of that is down to Karina and the team at the Clayton Hotel.

Thanks for everything,
Evelyn & Colm Larkin (NYE 2016)
on Sat, 29th of July, 2017
To Karina and team at the Clayton Hotel;

On a rainy St Patrick’s Day Stephen and I celebrated our wedding at the Clayton Hotel and choosing the Clayton was the best decision we could have made. We wish to sincerely thank Karina, John and the team for doing everything possible to help us

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celebrate and enjoy a fantastic wedding day. From the initial booking, to the tasting, to organising the rooms, leaving on the morning from the Presidential Suite and throughout the wedding day; everything went perfectly. The meal, service, venue were all fantastic and many of the guests remarked on what a great wedding it was and how much they enjoyed the food! The Clayton Hotel staff did everything possible to help the guests enjoy their stay. We cannot thank you enough and are happy to recommend The Clayton for anyone choosing a wedding venue.

All the best,
Johanna and Stephen

on Sat, 20th of May, 2017
To Karina and team at the Clayton Hotel;

On a rainy St Patrick’s Day Stephen and I celebrated our wedding at the Clayton Hotel and choosing the Clayton was the best decision we could have made. We wish to sincerely thank Karina, John and the team for doing everything possible to help us

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celebrate and enjoy a fantastic wedding day. From the initial booking, to the tasting, to organising the rooms, leaving on the morning from the Presidential Suite and throughout the wedding day; everything went perfectly. The meal, service, venue were all fantastic and many of the guests remarked on what a great wedding it was and how much they enjoyed the food! The Clayton Hotel staff did everything possible to help the guests enjoy their stay. We cannot thank you enough and are happy to recommend The Clayton for anyone choosing a wedding venue.


All the best,
Johanna and Stephen
on Sat, 20th of May, 2017
Fantastic! Fabulous! Enjoyable! Relaxed! Extremely Well Organised! All the words used by our guests to describe our wedding at the Clayton Hotel Galway and we couldn’t agree more.
From the day we booked with Karina, we knew our wedding would be a smooth operation and Karina delivered above and

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beyond our expectations. Guests raved about the food on arrival, the sweet cart and the dinner. Even the punch received rave reviews!! When guests went into the reception room, they said it was like something out of a fairy tale, absolutely magical!
Karina and all the staff and management at the Clayton Hotel Galway made the entire bridal party feel like they were VIPs for the day, knowing all of us by name and looking after each one of us from the moment we arrived to the minute we all checked out.
Karina and the team made our wedding day so special for us, our families and our guests and for that we are extremely grateful.
Anyone thinking of the Clayton Hotel Galway for their wedding … you have found the hotel that will make your wedding day the best day of your life!
Thank you so so much to Karina and all the team, our day really was fantastic, fabulous, enjoyable, relaxed and extremely well organised!
Patricia and Ronan xx
on Tue, 14th of March, 2017
From the moment Jonathan and I got engaged, we were both 100% sure that The Clayton Hotel Galway was the hotel we wanted for our reception, being only 2 miles from my house, it was an easy decision to keep our celebration local. Karina and all the staff there truly made the wedding of our dreams

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come true. My husband and I got married in December 2016, and it was the most amazing day/weekend of both our lives! From our first meeting with Karina, we were put at ease and made feel very comfortable and stress free about the idea of planning such a big event. The whole team have genuinely been the biggest pleasure to deal with, no ask has been too big or small. Leading up to the wedding day itself Karina was amazing. I struggled with relinquishing control to someone else. Little did we know, Karina almost knew more of the finite details of our reception than we did! Jonathan, his groomsmen and his family stayed in the hotel the night before the wedding and so many of the guests had wonderful things to say. They had some of their professional photos taken in the reception area and the energy there was fantastic apparently. We arrived and were given the red carpet treatment and it was amazing to see all our friends and family in great spirits. Our guests said the rooms were fantastic and commented how friendly and welcoming the staff were. My husband and I were made to feel the most special and important people in the world. All our guests were seated and we were announced as Mr and Mrs to our entrance song which got everyone up dancing as we entered the room! All the staff were fantastic in making us all at ease and making sure that we were having the time of our lives, we didn't have time to worry about anything else! The food was AMAZING and really did live up to its reputation! The only negative about the whole weekend in The Clayton Hotel Galway was.... We had to leave on Monday morning! Thank you so much for the most wonderful weekend, one we will never forget!
on Wed, 21st of December, 2016
It can be a very daunting thought to try and plan a Wedding when you're living in another country. These thoughts were soon quashed once we sat down with Karina. Karina is a perfectionist and we felt this was wholly reflected throughout our day. She has to be one of the most conscientious,

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hard-working individuals ever and was always on hand to answer any questions or queries that we had. She continually went above and beyond for us to ensure our Wedding day was the most relaxing, stress-free, enjoyable day ever.

We'd sincerely like to thank Karina and the entire team at the Clayton Hotel Galway for everything you did for us. We couldn't recommend you highly enough.

Thanks again. Mr & Mrs Ochs :)

28th May 2016
on Thu, 8th of December, 2016
So now all the hype has settled down myself and Barrie would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of the Clayton hotel Galway where we had our wedding 2 weeks ago. Everything from the bedrooms to the food to the friendly staff was just perfect. I swanned in on the Friday eve not a care in the

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world knowing that wedding co- ordination Karina Duffy had all in hand. All details were fine tuned and the room where we had our civil ceremony was so beautifully decorated considering I don't like flowers it was done to perfection with candles, ribbons and of course the red carpet. We were treated like royalty and we have never felt so famous as we did that weekend. All our guests were delighted with everything which was all we wanted. Before and during dinner Paul was back and forth making sure we wanted for nothing and we totally relaxed. I would highly recommend the Clayton for any event and thanks a million for making our day/weekend so special.

Regards
Barrie and Sharon Houston

12th November 2016
on Wed, 16th of November, 2016
Myself and Michael John just wanted to express our sincerest thanks for a magnificent day. Everything was perfect and it was all thanks to yourself, the managers and staff at the Clayton.
I wouldn't have changed a thing!

We have had nothing but positive feedback from all of our guests. The food

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was amazing, the ballroom was magical and the staff were attentive to all.

I cannot recommend Karina and the Clayton enough, they made it an unforgettable day for all.

Friday 12th August 2016
on Wed, 16th of November, 2016
We wanted to say thanks so much for all of your help in the run up to the wedding and all of your advice and support. You genuinely couldn't do enough and we were certain we had made the correct choice from day 1.

The day itself was absolutely fantastic, we had the day of our lives and the

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reception you guys put on is still being talked about by friends and family. The décor, the food, and in particular the staff were beyond brilliant and there is nothing that wasn't perfect. We can't thank you enough.

A special mention for Paul who was simply outstanding on the day, every time either of us turned around, he was there being attentive but completely unobtrusive. He was absolutely brilliant and you're lucky to have him.

Once again thanks for everything; if there's anything you need form us in terms of recommendations or testimonies, please ask, we'd be only too happy to oblige. Your reputation preceded you as a co-ordinator and it is 100% deserved.


Friday 30th September 2016
on Wed, 16th of November, 2016
Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the team for a great day, everything was fab and all of our guests enjoyed the food thoroughly.

A special thank you to yourself and Alan for all your hard work.

Saturday 29th October 2016
on Wed, 16th of November, 2016
Thank you and Paul again for everything, you two are brilliant. All my guests are still raving about our wedding, they were saying that they have never been anywhere where they have been fead so much and loved the hotel.

As for William and I we will be forever thankful for all your help and

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support through our wedding planning and day. It truly was the best day ever and we have yourself, Paul and the Clayton hotel the thank for that.

Saturday 8th October 2016
on Wed, 16th of November, 2016
Thanks so so much for everything you did for our amazing wedding day - we just received our photos and it brought it all back again. The hotel was amazing on the day of the wedding. Everything looked perfect - exactly as we had imagined. Thanks so so much to you Karina for all of the added extras

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like putting the purple petals EVERYWHERE - the poor staff must have been dreaming about purple petals that night:)!! The location of the candy cart that was completely emptied and the amazing presentation of our meal with the cloches - everybody including ourselves were seriously impressed. The food was absolutely gorgeous and the service was spectacular. Paul and David were amazing - I felt so well looked after and really enjoyed my day as a result of their continuous support. Everyone (both Tipperary and Galway guests) felt like they were treated like royalty all day by all of the hotel staff. We were so so happy with our choice of hotel and by all of the work you did for our wedding day Karina. We have been recommending the hotel to everybody since our big day and will continue to do so in the future.
I hope you are keeping well and not working too hard!! Apologies again for the delay in getting back to you.
Best of luck with the awards - have my fingers crossed for you and the hotel!!

Saturday 9th July 2016
on Tue, 15th of November, 2016
Hi Karina.
Hope this finds you well.
Just dropping an email to say thanks so much to you and your fabulous team at the Clayton for our amazing wedding day.
Everyone commented on how wonderful the hotel is, the service and especially how gorgeous the food was on the day.
We had such amazing

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and special day and couldn't be happier that we choose the Clayton as our venue.
Thanks for everything. Hopefully we'll see you soon. Would love to live the day again, I'll have to find another reason for a party :)
Take care,
Laura and Lorcán Fox
Saturday 3rd September 2016
on Thu, 18th of August, 2016
From the moment we decided to have our reception at the Clayton, Karina took exceptional care of us. All of our questions and queries were answered and no request was too big or too small. Every email was answered promptly and every request taken care of efficiently.

On the wedding day, things

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ran extremely smoothly and we had nothing to worry about. We were greeted at the front door by Karina and the staff and from that moment on, we were completely at ease, knowing that everyone and everything would be looked after. The food was of an excellent quality and many of our guest commented on it afterwards. Our guests were also extremely impressed with the Clayton itself, the rooms, the decor and the cleanliness. The staff were first-class, wonderfully friendly and very efficient.

I cannot praise Karina and the staff of the Clayton enough. Our wedding day was absolutely fantastic and we will never forget how wonderful the Clayton looked when we arrived and how good the staff were to us. Thanks you so much!!

From Martina and Damien Murray.
16/7/16

on Thu, 18th of August, 2016
We would like to say a massive thank you to Karina and the team for helping us plan our big day. From our first meeting we knew we had picked the right venue for us. You and your team were truly amazing. Everything was so easy as you went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.

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We could tell straight away why the Clayton Hotel had won so many awards.

The food was outstanding on the day. We had guests coming up to us saying how tasty and how much food they got at the champagne reception. Our meal and evening food was fabulous. I can’t compliment the waiters enough. They made sure all the guests were happy and even before the head waiter who was severing the top table left for the evening he checked in with us to see if there was anything we needed and also to let us know he was leaving for the night. This was huge compliment to me and my husband.

We wish we could do the day all over again. I can definitely say it was the BEST DAY of our lives!!! Once again thank you for making our day so amazing. We still have people telling us how great the venue, staff and food was.

Orla & Colman Lee
4/6/16
on Wed, 8th of June, 2016
Hi Karina,

We can't thank Karina enough for all you and your team did for use on the run up to the wedding and the wedding day itself. From the moment we meet with you for the first time you made us feel so special and at ease about the wedding planning process. Nothing was to much hassle!! We

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couldn't have asked for more. Not only did we notice how amazing all the staff in the Clayton are so did a number of our guests. People have been coming up to us telling us how much they enjoyed the wedding and how friendly and helpful all the staff where, from the reception staff to the ballroom staff. One of the reception staff even fixed my bridesmaids dress when the button popped!! The food and wine were fantastic and everyone raved about it.

Karina thank you so much for everything you and the Clayton staff did for us. You made our wedding a day we will never forgot. We will definitely be back to the Clayton in the not to distant future.

Thank you so much again

Kind Regards,
Mr and Mrs Tierney
30th April 2016
on Wed, 27th of January, 2016
Dear Karina, Valerie, Cathal and all the wonderful staff at the Clayton Hotel.

Where do we start with thanking you for everything!

After our first meeting with Karina we knew we would be looked after to the highest standard and from that day until we left the hotel as Mr & Mrs Kelly nothing

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had changed.

Karina was always on hand to answer any questions we had throughout the planning, from accommodating any additional requests we had to making suggestions for all the decisions that went into making our day so special.

Valerie never seems to stops smiling and nothing we wanted was ever a hassle for her. Cathal's easy going nature put us and our wedding party completely at ease on the big day itself and steering us through all the formalities of the day.

Since the wedding we have heard nothing but positive things from our guests about the Hotel. The food and drinks on arrival was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the meal was just amazing. Everyone has complimented the service, the beauty of the hotel and the beautiful guest rooms.

We cannot recommend The Clayton Hotel Galway highly enough and are just sorry we can't have the day all over again!
Thank you so much for everything and we hope to see you soon,
Love
Jarlath & Carmel Kelly

on Mon, 25th of January, 2016
After our very first meeting with Karina, we chose the Clayton Hotel as our wedding venue without
 hesitation.  Karina & Valerie couldn’t have done more for us and made our planning process very easy.  
They was knowledgeable, accommodating, professional and always quick to respond to any query and very eager to oblige.  
So many or our guests have gone out of their way to express how much they were impressed by the hotel, 

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the staff,  the exceptional food, the décor and by the overall standard of the hotel. It is not often that
expectations are so appreciatively exceeded.
I can honestly say that I never had a moments concern from The Clayton Hotel and felt 100% comfortable and confident in them from the outset. I would highly recommend them to any couple considering this hotel as their wedding venue.
on Tue, 22nd of December, 2015
My husband and I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the staff at the Clayton Hotel for helping to make our wedding last month so special. From the moment we met Karina it was as if we had known her for years. On that first day and over the months of planning in the lead-up to our big day she

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was always bubbly and passionate about her job and a pleasure to deal with. Even at our menu tasting we felt like VIP’s with a personalised menu and a waitress assigned to us for the night. It was little things like that which made all the difference in the wedding preparations and reinforced the reason why we picked the Clayton. On the day everything was perfect, from the beautiful flower and candle arrangements lining the stairs to the elegant set up of the ballroom. We could not have asked for more. And those who stayed in the hotel only had positive things to say about the quality of the bedrooms – including ourselves – the bridal suite was fab!!
The food was simply delicious, from the tasty jam scones and cookies at the welcoming reception to the dinner itself - large portions, hot and well timed, and those roasted vegetables were the best I’ve ever had! Nobody could have complained that they were hungry afterwards.
While our main point of contact was Karina, we know there were so many others behind the scenes who worked to pull everything together, in particular Cathal, Valerie and Nora. Indeed all the staff looked after our guests like they were family and we were so happy with not only their warmth and enthusiasm but the professionalism shown at all times. The one comment that kept coming through from our guests was “they could not have done enough for us”.
We have no hesitation in recommending the Clayton any couple who is looking for a wedding venue. You will be hard pushed to find a team who is so willing to work with you and the hotel’s top notch service.
A heartfelt thanks again.
Love, Jacinta and Paul Roche, September 2014
on Mon, 21st of December, 2015
Hi Karina,
We would like to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us. It was fantastic to have someone so professional looking after us, you put our minds at ease and made everything easy for us. We knew after our first meeting that we would be having our wedding in the Clayton, and

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that is simply because of you. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. Pass on our gratitude to Cathal also, again he did a fantastic job on the day of the wedding and was extremely pleasant and professional in any dealing we had with him. Please pass on our gratitude Matt, the rest of the kitchen staff and all of the bar and waiting staff too.
Thanks again for everything, the day went well and everything was perfect for us and our guests, we had no complainants from anyone. They were all very complimentary about everything especially the food.
Talk to you soon,
Kindest regards,
Dave and Ilona Trill, 7th August 2015

on Mon, 21st of December, 2015
Hi Karina,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic day. Everything was perfect and the service provided by the staff was exceptional. From the first meeting with you Karina, you have gone above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The Clayton is an amazing venue for a

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wedding. The food was out of this world and all our guests are still raving about it! Everyone couldn't get over the extremely high standard of the food and service. You are amazing at your job and a credit to your profession. We wish you all continued success with all the lucky couples who have their weddings with you. Thanking you all again so so much.
Best wishes,
Saoirse & Denis Murray, 25th September 2015
on Mon, 21st of December, 2015
Myself and Paraic just want to say a MASSIVE heartfelt thank you to all the amazing staff at The Clayton but especially Karina, Valerie and Cathal. We had such a fabulous wedding day and everything went perfectly for us. We knew once we had our first visit with The Clayton that we had to have our

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wedding there! Karina was so enthusiastic and passionate about our wedding that it was obvious why she has won all the awards! Nothing was an issue - even my random request of mulled wine in August!
Our guests are still talking about the amazing food, service and atmosphere in the Clayton - everyone was so impressed by everything. The food was so amazing and we couldn’t have possibly eaten more!
We are so sad that it's all over now but we have such fabulous memories that will last forever! Thank you all so much for everything - it really was a perfect day!
Majella & Paraic Watson, 21st August 2015
on Mon, 21st of December, 2015
Dear Karina,
I have been meaning to email you since our wedding on the 23rd of May.
On behalf of Stephen and myself we would like to thank you and all the hotel staff for making our big day so special. From the first meeting until the wedding day Karina you were very kind, professional and

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friendly and you couldn't do enough for us and everything was no problem.
You are amazing at your job and we wish you every success in your future.
To anyone who is thinking of booking this hotel for your wedding please do as the Clayton hotel is first in its class.
Thank you Karina.
Helena and Stephen Bradley
23rd May 2015

on Tue, 15th of December, 2015
Shortly after getting engaged last year, we visited a number of hotels as potential reception venues. When we went to the Clayton hotel, we were received warmly by Karina. She showed us the excellent facilities and went through the wedding packages in detail, answering every question that we posed

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and coming up with innovative ways to make our ideas for our wedding day become reality. Having been to other weddings and events in the Clayton before, we were familiar with their excellent hospitality, stylish décor, efficient and friendly staff, and wonderful food – but it wasn’t until we were planning our own wedding that we realised what professional service and good value they offered as well! The location was perfect as it was on the outskirts of the city centre: easy to get to, plenty of parking, and a fantastic base for our out of town guests to enjoy the sights of Galway. We were sold! In the months leading up to our wedding, Karina met with us on several occasions to go through the planning and ensure every detail was covered. All of our requests, no matter how big or small, were listened to and dealt with, it felt so effortless organising such a big event (we had 300 guests!)
The day itself could not have gone better. The ballroom looked magical, beautifully lit up and decorated with floral centrepieces, candelabras, lanterns and tea lights. Our ideas for some unique touches had been transformed into reality, and even better than we could have imagined. Everything we asked for was remembered in detail, and presented so magnificently. Karina also helped us organise our "after party" on the next day, transforming the ballroom from an elegant wedding reception venue into a different space altogether for a laid back BBQ and disco. She definitely has a bit of magic at her fingertips! We are so pleased that we held our wedding celebration in the Clayton hotel, it was definitely the right choice! Many thanks again for everything.
Róisín & Nicky Lawless, August 2015
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