Wedding Reviews for Great Northern Hotel

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 59 reviews



by Christopher Hinchey
on Mon, 13th of January, 2020
We could not recommend the Great Northern enough. From the moment we walked in the door for the very first time Karen and all the staff made us feel so relaxed. Throughout the whole process they worked with us on all the little details and were able to provide excellent recommendations for local

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suppliers.

We had a large number of friends from abroad attending and we thought that the Great Northern with its excellent views and location made it a great venue for them to enjoy their time in Ireland and the cliff walk behind the hotel provided us with a stunning backdrop for our wedding photos. We visited many times in the build up to the wedding and we plan to visit many more times in the future as we had such a great time on each occasion.

The hotel had everything planned to perfection and walked us through all the details. In addition to it being our ideal venue it also provided great value for money.

So many things made it the perfect day - the food was amazing, the views were spectacular, the wedding room was big enough so that everyone could fill the dance floor but in particular Karen and the staff made it all so easy and enjoyful that we cannot thank them enough
by Claire McLaughlin
on Thu, 26th of December, 2019
I organised my wedding with Karen and her team from Sydney Australia. We got married in October and were home in Ireland for 3 weeks in May. Our time was precious and Karen ensured she did not take up much of it. We met with her in May and discussed our drinks reception, menu, themes etc. Anything

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we asked for we received from being allowed to add our own themes to the tables, build and create our own table plan right down to having our family tractor as part of it!
Karen spoke in detail about her plans in terms of timing, music, placing musicians on the day. She was able to remind me of things I would have forgot about due to her experience in planning and creating a day with no stone left unturned.
We entered the banquet room a few days before the wedding as I wanted to create the table plan myself. I was blown away with the decor, the chair covers, cherry blossoms on the tables, candelabras and the decor on the top table. This also looks amazing in my photos.
The food was exceptional and something people have spoke about since the wedding. The flavours and effort that went into the presentation of the food was outstanding. Again when meeting with Karen I spoke about the food choices that Kevin and I liked and preferred and she made it happen.
The staff from the weeks ahead when planning right until we left 2 days after the wedding could not do enough for Kevin, I and our families. They were welcoming, attentive, friendly and they were also the reason people have continued to talk about our wedding because of their service on the day but also the days after the wedding as they remembered guests, spoke about the day and attended to us with fabulous breakfasts and afternoon tea.
I can not thank Karen and the staff enough in the Great Northern for their efforts, time, listening and professionalism in making our wedding a day we will never forget. I highly recommend their service as anything I asked for was done without a problem.

by Brisbenta Devine
on Thu, 19th of December, 2019
If only I could do my wedding again in this place, I'd do it again! Karen and her staff were absolutely amazing. Karen and Lee helped husband and I preparing the wedding and made my dream wedding came true. Karen even gave me some tips to save money on the wedding such as: letting me create my own 5

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flower bouquets and stored them in the hotel fridge (I mean how cool is that?!). She helped me taking my borrowed decorations from some friends and stored them in hotel one day before wedding, her team used the decorations pretty well in the wedding. Karen is a very smart woman, she took care of my family coming from overseas, done things I asked for example I want speech first and then dinner by 5:00 and etc etc etc so much details as I don't want my family be bored waiting for music that normally starts at 9:00 I made it to 7:30 on my wedding.

I used affordable photographer and videographer for my wedding and the scenery + hotel was just STUNNING! (Even Karen used the photo for the hotel marketing!) OMG these two duo photographer + videographer are just perfect match to the Great Northern Hotel. My videographer even made a vow he would do FREE wedding videos if it’s gonna be in the Great Northern Hotel. Check my Insta @trip.taker for checking the photos videos shoot on the wedding day.

Next morning, we woke up in this complimentary presidential suite with all our overnight suitcases plus wedding gifts and breakfast + Prosecco in bed kinda thing. Hotel staff took a very good care of our belongings. Best suite I ever stayed in. My family visited us in the room and there were just jaw dropping looks on their face. Everybody loved how comfy the room is.

I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a place for wedding. Five stars, Karen!
by Mary Corry
on Wed, 18th of December, 2019
We had our wedding here in November & I can't talk highly enough of Karen and her team in the Great Northern Hotel. Just the first day we met Karen we knew we were in safe hands. Her professionalism from the first day and that of all the staff in the Great Northern Hotel was second to none. She

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gave us great advice and was so flexible with us, nothing was too much trouble anything we asked for we got! So many people at our wedding commented on the staff and how great they were, friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing and we have heard so many people telling us how much they enjoyed their food, the chef actually came up to me the next day and asked was I happy with everything. The decor is so homely and warm & pictures in doors were beautiful. However the location of the hotel is set on beautiful rougey and the photos we got were out of this world. It was great just to get into the car at the chapel & head straight to the hotel for pictures - I hater the thought of starting and stopping at different places for pictures. The room were so clean and spacious & room service was lovely and on time. Karen has over 30 years experience in the industry & it absolutely shows. She is honest and will let you know if your idea would be popular & also adding recommendations of her own. I can't rate the team at the Great Northern high enough, they stood out well above the other venues for us & they made our special day one that we and everyone will remember forever.
by Caroline Meehan
on Wed, 18th of December, 2019
We got married here in September. It was such a perfect day from start to finish. Had been planning it for a year and a half and Karen the manager couldn't have been more helpful if she tried. Always at the end of the phone for any query big or small . On the day itself, it was magical ! Had the

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best weather of the summer so Karen suggested we move the ceremony outside, she had the whole lot set up and it was a gorgeous setting. Inside for the reception the room was dressed in white and gold, it was really beautiful I couldn't have imagined it being so perfect
by Lynne Keys
on Wed, 18th of December, 2019
Had a fantastic day. Everything went without a hitch. Karen our wedding coordinator was fantastic and nothing was a bother. The hotel service was out of this world as were the views. Totally recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
by Fiona Donaldson
on Fri, 24th of August, 2018
We had an amazing time at this hotel for our wedding on the 21st of Feb this year. We had a small family wedding of 25 people and it was great that they could cater for small groups as well.
Karen and Lee the two events organisers couldn't do enough for us leading up to our big day anytime we

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needed to be reassured of anything, they were there. It was mainly Lee we dealt with and she was both professional and lovely to chat with. The big day came and she had everything down to a T. Everything went exceptionally well, we had our ceremony here overlooking the cliffs and sea, the views were just amazing as we got a really sunny day. As for the reception the meal was so good and more than enough for a body to eat, and the function room was beautiful with beautiful white chaircovers and tablecloths and gold ribbon on the chairs, just decorated lovely. We had our photos taken around various places around the beautiful grounds of this hotel and they turned out fab... we then danced the night away with our guests... and also had an evening buffet... and of course our cake... then sat back and just took it all in... when we headed off to our suite I was so taken aback it was beautiful and everything you could want in it saperate bed area with tv on opposite wall(not that I was even thinking of a tv on my wedding night).. then a lovely sofa around the wooden partition with a beautiful glass table and another tv opposite... also a fireplace which made it look warm and cosy... it was lovely you would have to see it to appreciate it... next morning we had a champagne breakfast with our remaining guests to finish off the experience... it was amazing from start to finish... if I were to do it again I wouldn't change a thing...xx thanks Lee and Karen for making our big day so special and amazing for us...xx
by Catherine McDermott
on Wed, 18th of July, 2018
We had our wedding here in July 2015. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect location!! The Great Northern did everything they could to give us the most perfect and special day. In particular, Karen McEniff. She was absolutely amazing in the planning and lead up to our big day and herself and Lee

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were brilliant on the day itself! Nothing was too much for them!! Highly recommend the Great Northern to anyone looking for an amazing wedding venue!
by Peter and Ray
on Tue, 27th of March, 2018
To Karen, Lee and Team

Thank you for everything you done to make our wedding day just the best day of our lives. Everything was just perfect , and we couldn't have asked for anything more. All our guests had a great weekend. Karen & Lee you are both a pleasure to deal with and made our life so

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much easier. Hope to see you soon
From Peter & Ray xx
by Rebecca & Darren
on Mon, 23rd of November, 2015
To Karen
Wishing you all the best with your future Weddings, you are one busy lady and we truly appreciate all you done for us in making everything possible on our special day. We will highly recommend you as the Best venue for a dream wedding. There was not one thing we would change about our

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whole day. God Bless Rebecca & Darren
by Rose Lawlor
on Mon, 23rd of November, 2015
Dear Karen & Briani
Just wanted to Thank you again from the Lawlor Family for a wonderful wedding weekend with you, we all had an amazing weekend, so sad it's all over after the long year of plans and excitement but the memories will live on. All our guest had a really fun time and the food and

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service were Top class. Hope to see you soon again. Rose
by Pamela
on Mon, 23rd of November, 2015
Thank you to all the staff at the Great Northern Hotel for our beautiful Wedding day, especially Karen for making all our plans come to life on the day.... A fantastic venue for your wedding!!! Pam
by Debra
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
To Karen & Lee and all the staff
Thank you so much for looking after us all on our very special day. The hotel is a credit to you. Everything was so perfect beyond all our expectations. Many Thanks again. Debra & Tiernan
by Mr & Mrs Lindsay
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
Karen
A sincere Thank you for all your help with the planning of our wedding. Your advice and kindness has been greatly appreciated. Hope your phone line now gets a well deserved rest! We will both be recommending you and the Great Northern Hotel for a very long time! with love from Mr & Mrs

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Lindsay
by Mr & Mrs McAloon
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
To karen
Just a little note to say 'Thank you' for organising our Big Day!! We had a fantastic time and had a wonderful stay here at the GNH!!! Love always Mr & Mrs McAloon xoxo
by Frank
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
To Karen
Thank you very much for everything you did for us on the lead up to our wedding day. The meal and the service was fantastic. We really appreciate your hard work and effort. Frank & Noreen
by Croghan
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
To Brianie, Karen & Staff
Hope you know how much your thoughtfulness is appreciated. Thank you so much for our FANTASTIC day that we will never forget. The food, service and venue was magical. Thank you from the Croghan Family.
by Suzanne & Colm
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
Karen
Your help, support and guidance have made our wedding planning a joy!! Thanks for everything.
Suzanne & Colm
by Paddy & Jill
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
To Karen
Thank you so much for looking after us so well and for making sure we would have the best day ever! It would have been impossible without you! Paddy & Jill xo
by Sharon & Tony
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
To Karen
Thank you for giving us the most perfect Day. Everything was 5 star. We highly recommend the Great Northern Hotel to all getting married. Its truly amazing!!! Sharon & Tony
by Melissa & Gordon
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
We had our dream wedding at the Great Northern Hotel a few weeks ago. I cannot express how grateful my husband and I are for everyone who made it an amazing, seamless evening. Not only is the venue incredibly beautiful, right on the Atlantic Ocean, but the staff were phenomenal. Karen and the Team

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are great to work with throughout the planning process and on the big day. Our bar tenders and servers were very prompt and professional. Our server even asked us if we were ready before he brought out our food, making sure everything was cooked perfectly. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. It was the most perfect night, everything we had wanted and more. I would highly recommend it anyone who wants to get married in a classically beautiful Donegal Venue.
by Caroline & Brendan
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
Thank you to the Great Northern Hotel for providing excellent service for our wedding. We've received rave reviews from our guests about the location, the food which we've been told was both delicious and plentiful, and the rooms from those guests who stayed the night. We knew it was the right spot

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for us when we first saw the coastline. Karen and her team have years of experience and it shows. They were really flexible - letting us change the floor plan two days before the event - and were incredibly helpful with our menu and event coordination on the day-of.
by Lisa & Ronan
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
Thank you so much Karen for all your help and for helping us have a wonderful day. You and all the staff were really Fantastic. Love Lisa & Ronan
by Jenna & Liam
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
We recently just got married at the Great Northern Hotel and it was the most perfect day, made so by the incredible surroundings that the hotel is located in and the very attentive staff who took care of every detail, the amazing food, and the very plush rooms. Karen & the team made everything run

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so smoothly - there were plenty of people on hand, and everyone was kept really well fed and watered. The food is very very special - not what you'd expect from a wedding! I'm so glad we decided to get married at the Great Northern Hotel, not just because our day was brilliant, but also because we have somewhere to go back to year after year that we love, and I'm sure we'll be nipping back regularly for the gourmet food. If you're from UK and are looking to get married in a special location, you really should take a look at The Great Northern Hotel in the lovely seaside destination of Bundoran - it will blow you away!
by Christy & Roisin
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
To say the Great Northern Hotel is a great venue would be an absolute understatement. This is a FANTASTIC hotel with superb attention to detail, friendly and professional staff and stunning grounds. Our wedding was magical and all of our guests still comment on how impressed they were by the venue.

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From getting married in the beautiful Civil Cermony suite to watching the fireworks in the evening it was perfection! We''d highly recommend this hotel...don''t look anywhere else, there's just no point. The Great Northern have the best of everything!
by Rose
on Mon, 16th of November, 2015
This place is brilliant! We got married there December 2014 & the whole day from start to finish was fabulous. The location is stunning, the owners are very professional and nothing is too much trouble. The quality of the food & service was commented upon by all of our guests. I would recommend the

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Great Northern Hotel to anyone - it truly was the best day of our lives!
by Terese & Joe
on Mon, 9th of November, 2015
Dear Karen
Words cannot explain the kindness and affection that we received from all the staff at the Great Northern Hotel towards our wedding. Having my family and friends stay in this beautiful hotel and the preparation that was made in the function room was so special. The attention and the

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detail was you Karen, you made me feel like a princess taking labels off my shoes, getting gloves for my hands and so on. I just could not of got through it without all your help. Karen i Thank you with all my heart for the way you looked after Joe and i on our very special day. Love from Terese & Joe
by Alicia & Nicky
on Mon, 9th of November, 2015
To Karen
Thank you for all your time and hard work to make our day so brilliant!! Everthing was first class,.... the venue, service, food, rooms... Thank you so so so much!! We really had an amazing day... we wouldn't change a thing!!!
by Aisling
on Fri, 6th of November, 2015
We had our wedding here last May and couldn't be happier with the whole experience from start to finish!
We had a choice of rooms in which to have the actual reception which was fantastic as we were really unsure of our numbers at the start of planning.

Karen is a wedding guru and made the whole

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process so stress free!! From planning the day she helps everything run so smoothly! The staff are so friendly and made us feel so special.

If you are looking for a wedding venue or a romantic weekend getaway you will not find anything more unique and charming than the Great Northern Hotel!!!!!!
by Sharon
on Fri, 6th of November, 2015
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran last year and it truly was the perfect day. Karen made sure every last little thing went off without a hitch and it absolutely did. The food, atmosphere, and overall experience of everything exceeded all of our

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expectations. We were still receiving compliments weeks later about how amazing the food was and what an incredible time everybody had. If you are looking for a venue where you know you will be taken care of and your guests will have an amazing time, then look no further! The Great Northern Hotel and its fabulous surroundings is the place for you. This was by far the best wedding we've ever been to and it makes it so special that it was our own. A million thank you's again!!
by Anita
on Thu, 5th of November, 2015
Dear Karen

We cannot thank the staff at The Great Northern Hotel enough for everything you all did to make our event the most incredible memory of our lives. Words cannot express our gratitude to the entire staff at the Great Northern Hotel. With all of the details - there was not a thing you

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missed or an item overlooked. Just simply impeccable. The service, the food, the set-up - all so well coordinated and well executed. It was just beautiful! So many of our guests have written thank you notes praising the hotel, the service, the delicious food and the warmth and feeling you helped give to each and every guest. A very special thank you Anita & Carol
by Rachel
on Thu, 5th of November, 2015
Dear Karen

Thank you again for our fabulous wedding day!!! We truly enjoyed every minute of the day. Thank you to all the staff of the hotel for their friendliness and kindness and to the chefs who prepared the most scrumptious meal. We loved the whole weekend. See you all again soon. Lots of

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Love Rachel & Ivan
by Gloria
on Tue, 3rd of November, 2015
Dear Karen
A Big Thank you for all your help on the day of Karen & Michael's Wedding, your professionalism and Kindness to all, it was very much appreciated. We had a fantastic meal. All the Best Gloria & Tom
by Paul & Deborah
on Tue, 3rd of November, 2015
To the Lovely Lee & Kind Karen
Myself & Paul cannot Thank you enough for the support, guidance, warmth and kindness you have shown us. It wouldn't have been half the wedding without you two fabulous Ladies.
Lots of Love Deborah & Paul
by Colette
on Tue, 3rd of November, 2015
Dear Karen & Brian
Thank you for all the effort and hard work you put into making Nessa & Ronans wedding such a memorable occasion. The room looked amazing and the meal and service was excellent. Everyone was bowled over by the friendliness and welcome they received from the staff in the Great

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Northern Hotel. For us it was a very happy celebration and we thank you and look forward to meeting again soon. Regards Colette & Max
by Geraldine
on Tue, 29th of September, 2015
To Karen,
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us, your so good and made are Big day so special. Lots of love Geraldine and Paddy
by Anna
on Fri, 25th of September, 2015
Thank you for making our day so special, we had a fantastic day and all our guest thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service. Anna & Liam
by Donna
on Thu, 17th of September, 2015
Hi Catherine, Emily & staff of the Hotel, Its Donna & Arnold here, we are just writing to Thank you again for the best couple of days we could ever have imagined, we are looking through all our amazing photos and happy memories, you really made our wedding so special. There is nothing i can fault

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about the whole day, everything went so smoothly, the food was hot and delicious the staff were fantastic, we really enjoyed dancing the night away. The photos look incredible in the gardens but especially inside the hotel will the architecture and colors. Thanks so much Donna & Arnold
by Adrienne
on Thu, 17th of September, 2015
To all the wonderful staff at the Great Northern Hotel
Thank you all so much for the best memories of our lives, from the start of the wedding weekend right through we had the most perfect time. The food all through the weekend was absolutely beautiful especially the wedding evening, our guests

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were raving about the standard and the service. Our honeymoon suite was superb and i really didn't want to leave, sad its all over but the memories made will never be forgotten. Thank you, your an amazing hotel. Adrienne & Mark
by Geraldine
on Thu, 17th of September, 2015
Dear Karen & all the staff of the Great Northern Hotel
Thank you for a fantastic day, we truly had the time of our lives!!! Thank you for the whole run up to the wedding, we had you tormented with all our plans, you really exceeded all our expectations. The food was fabulous, all our guests

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complimented their time in the hotel and all the staff were so friendly and kind, they made us feel like celebrities. Cant wait to return for our anniversary. Look forward to seeing you all again soon. Geraldine & Michael
by Clare
on Wed, 16th of September, 2015
Dear Karen
Thank you so much for all your help in the run up to our wedding and for all the effort you put in ,you done a fantastic Job, the food and service was out of this world, we will never forget our dream wedding day. Clare & John
by Sandra
on Tue, 15th of September, 2015
Dear Karen & Leanne
We cannot put into words how grateful we are for all that you did to make our day wonderful. I cannot imagine how it could have been any better than it was, you made the whole week a truly amazing experience and i would never recommend anywhere other than the Great Northern to

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brides to be. Lots of Love Sandra & Lee
by Lauren
on Tue, 15th of September, 2015
To Karen
Thank you so much for everything you have done to make our day so special, we had the time of our lives.
by Louise
on Wed, 26th of August, 2015
We got married at the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran last year. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty and had all the worries of a normal wedding day removed by the amazing staff at this venue.
Karen & her Team not only helped us with the wedding day itself but gave us

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unrelenting support on the run up to our day and helped and advised us brilliantly. We cannot thank all the staff for the incredible day they gave us and also the wonderful feedback from our guests who were spoilt by the staff at the hotel. The food was world class. All bar staff and waiters and waitresses helped to make it special and we owe them our many thanks for their efforts.
The Hotel and staff were everything we thought it would be and was magical from start to finish.
We recommend this Hotel to anyone who is considering having a wedding in the future.
Louise and Craig x x
by Lisa
on Tue, 25th of August, 2015
To Karen & Staff

Just a little note to say thank you for all your help and support in the lead up to and on our wedding day. We had an absolute fantastic day and received great serivce from all the team.

Lisa & Brian
XXX
by Aisling
on Tue, 25th of August, 2015
To Karen

Thank you for everything you have done to make our day so special. We had the time of our lives. Hope to meet up with you again soon. All the best

Aisling & Eamon
XXX
by Michael & Eimear
on Tue, 25th of August, 2015
Dear Karen & Staff

Thank you so much for everything you done to make our day so special

Michael & Eimear

xx
by S. Crowe
on Wed, 17th of December, 2014
Having both been a bride planning my wedding at the Great Northern Hotel, and also attended several weddings there as a guest, I am happy to give 5 stars to this wonderful wedding venue.
Growing up in Bundoran, the Great Northern was always where I knew I would one day plan my wedding.
From the

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initial enquiry, the wedding co-ordinators could not have been more helpful. We were shown the ballroom, the bridal suite, sample menus, decor suggestions, etc.
I have never been disappointed with the style, service, food and atmosphere in the Great Northern and I would recommend it to any happy couple planning their big day.
by Ciara & Michael Polly
on Tue, 16th of December, 2014
We held our wedding at the Great Northern Hotel in May 2014. What can I say about our experience? From start to finish everything was excellent. Karen the wedding planner is amazing, no matter what we asked for was not a problem and we did have may requests. The food was first class, as well as the

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wedding meal, we had a buffet the evening before the wedding & a buffet the evening after. The personal touch is excellent, the hotel staff get to know the bride, groom & their families & friends, so it makes the experience very warm for those attending. We have had only excellent things said about our wedding. We chose the wedding as our wedding hotel as my sister & brother had also had their receptions there, so I knew the standard of service we would receive. The wedding service that is provided by Karen & her team is so special, I only wish I could do it all again. You won't be disappointed........
by Grace Larkin
on Wed, 10th of December, 2014
The treatment we experienced at the Great Northern Hotel was second to none. Karen was extremely helpful from start to finish. She saw to it that every little detail was taken care of to make sure our day was amazing. From the moment we arrived on the day we were made to feel the most special couple

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in the world, from champagne on arrival to being shown our reception room before anyone else.
The meal was delicious and ran seamlessly.The bridal suite was beautiful and our champagne breakfast in bed the next morning was wonderful. My sister got married there before me and my brother afterwards. I helped my brother and his wife to organise the wedding as they live in the UK and Karen liaised with all three of us and made sure the day ran extra smoothly. Our treatment in The Great Northern was so exceptional that we held the meals for all of our three children's christenings there, when once again the staff made sure the days were memorable. I could not recommend Karen, her staff and The Great Northern highly enough. They are out of this world.
by Mariam Wilson
on Wed, 10th of December, 2014
Our wedding day was a day to remember, we had a great team looking after our wedding, ensuring that everything went well. We received remarkable rates for hotel rooms for all the wedding party; and for ourselves, we received a free bridal room for the 1st night and the 2nd night was at a very good

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price for the same room. We were lucky that no weddings were the next day :)

Our wedding party and guests were a mixed crowd, we received a surprise on the evening reception as the hotel provided us with a translator, to help the french speaking guests feel welcome.

I loved every moment of the reception and the time leading to it. The Great Northern Hotel team is a very well trained and friendly team that made us feel home and virtually stress free all the time leading to our special day.

Our guests were impressed of the function's quality and most had said that our wedding was the best wedding they ever went to.

I am hoping to be able to return there for our 10th wedding anniversary to re-visit our greatest memories. I love this hotel and the way they make you feel :) so I definitely recommend it to any one and for any occasion.
by fiona Morris
on Wed, 10th of December, 2014
I have never written a review before but i honestly think i need to this time. We had our wedding here in April and from start to finish i can honestly say the treatment was excellent. Karen, lee and staff done everything in ther power to help us in planning and delivering our spedcial day. Dealing

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with Karen was a great pleasure as it was just like dealing with one of our friends. The food on the day was brill and the service unreal. We stayed two nights and were made feel like total royalty. i would totally recommend the great northern to anyone whos planning there wedding as no joke we havnt one complaint
by Gavin Leydon
on Thu, 14th of August, 2014
We had our wedding reception in The Great Northern in February , we had a great day . Karen and her staff are excellent and couldnt do enough for us and our families on the day and on the weeks coming up to the wedding. The food was great and the service was nice and quick with no big delays between

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courses. Everything was geared towards us having the best day possible. The hotel itself has great character and is in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea.
by Ciara & Michael Polly
on Wed, 13th of August, 2014
We got married in Bundoran, followed by a reception in theGreat Northern Hotel on Friday 16th May.

Why did we choose the Great Northern for our wedding celebrations?

I (Ciara) had been to a few family weddings in the Great Northern and knew it was where I would have my wedding party if I ever

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got married. My brother had got married there 7 years ago & my sister 4 years ago. My sisters wedding particularly stands out in my memory. It was the attention to detail. My sister had a little boy & she wanted him st sit at the top table. As he was only 2 years old, it's a task to keep him entertained. Karen had this down to a fine art & if she saw him getting ancy, she had something new to discract him. Karen also very much personalised the wedding for the whole family. She knew everyone's first names & that says alot, it makes the whole family feel included.

As for our wedding, I can only only say it was truly magnificent. We had met with Karen a number of times before the wedding to agree exactly what we wanted. There was nothing we asked for too much trouble. Karen's attention to detail is second to none. I can remember sitting at the top table, looking at the flawless execution of all my requests. I can say hand on heart that nothing I asked for did not happen. Karen was on the floor, making sure all our guests were been looked after & Leah was at the top table looking after the needs of the wedding party. We were having a big wedding, so our guests were booking out the hotel the night of the wedding, quite a few even made a 3 night stay out of it. We also had a buffet after our wedding rehersal & the after party on the Saturday. Karen makes such an effort to make everyone feel welcome, this is one of the comments that that I have heard time & time again from my guests.

It's not just the big things that make a wedding, it's also the small things, those unspoken gestures. There's a truly wonderful team at the GN who go the extra mile to make your day special
by Megan
on Fri, 18th of July, 2014
My husband and I came over from America in July 2011 to have our dream Irish wedding and the Great Northern Hotel helped make that dream come true. Karen McEniff went above and beyond in helping us plan every detail from a long distance. Her responses were timely, her suggestions were great, and her

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execution of plans were spot on. She even helped in ways beyond the reception with pointing me in the right direction for hair and make up, helping my mom find the perfect hat, etc. The rest of the staff was wonderful as well, the food, drink, atmosphere created a day we will never forget. The whole day was absolute perfection and we have people constantly asking when we can go back to recreate the day!
by Eimear
on Thu, 17th of July, 2014
From the moment we met Karen the wedding co-ordinator to discuss the possibility of having our wedding there she was just fabulous. So attentive and nothing was going to be too much bother, I could tell that from the start. We were delighted she had the date we wanted free and she immediately showed

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us the function room and the honeymoon suite. In the lead up to the wedding I contacted Karen about several things and she was always so helpful. Even at 11pm the night before the wedding she took a panicked phone call from me as I'd sent my hair piece up with a box of favours by accidents. On the day of the wedding neither me or my husband could fault the service of any of the staff. The service was absolutely fantastic and all the guests commented on how excellent the service and the food were, every table was served at the same time. I just love Karen's attention to detail, there were sandwiches and cake for us in the honeymoon suite when we went up at the end of the night. The breakfast was fabulous the next morning and again the attention to detail was excellent, a bottle of Schloer for me as I don't drink alcohol. We just returned for out one year anniversary and the service was top notch again. Highly recommend this fabulous hotel!
by Sandra
on Wed, 16th of July, 2014
This hotel is absolutely the best venue you could choose for your wedding without doubt. The food was beyond great, the staff were great, the room was beautiful, the price was exceptional but above all, the wedding planner Karen McEniff is without doubt one of the most wonderful people you are

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likely to meet. She made my husband and I feel so welcome for about a week surrounding our wedding. She was up in the middle of the night in the run up to our wedding answering emails and putting together plans and redrafted plans. She and her wonderful assistant Leanne made us feel so special not just on the day but for days before and after the wedding. Nothing and I mean nothing was too much trouble. It's like having family run around for you making everything perfect. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. There are no words to describe it. We got married 2months ago and I honestly miss Karen and the hotel and it's staff. You must must choose this venue if it's at all on your desired area. Best of luck :)
by Gemma & Liam Leonard
on Wed, 16th of July, 2014
We had our wedding at the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran on the 25th April 2014. Now what can I say........ this was the best decision we made. From the moment we met Karen McEniff and her staff they could not do enough for us. Nothing was too much for them and the really did bend over

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backwards to make our day extra special. We had 350 guests at our wedding and each and every one of them have commented on how great the Great Northern Hotel was.

From the preparation stages of the wedding Karen was so obliging and offered us so much useful advice. Our bridal party had arranged a surprise entrance for us and she worked with them to pull this off.

The food and wine at the wedding was first class. The wedding guests were greeted and seated promptly. The food was served on time and was lovely. Everything was hot and they were good sizable portions with the opportunity of getting more if you were fit. The room was cleared quickly to allow the band to set up. Lee served the top table and she made sure everything ran smoothly. She was just lovely and nothing was too much effort for her. All of the staff were brilliant! from the girls that met us and our guests at reception when we arrived, to the staff serving us our food, to the guys behind the bar everyone was brilliant and very competent in their roles.

The honeymoon suite was beautiful. Very big and spacious. Breakfast was delivered the next morning and was amazing. Karen and her staff were great the day after also. They were so accommodating for all my guests that stayed over. Everyone commented on the personal touch they brought to the wedding.

The Great Northern is an amazing location for anyone to hold the most important day of their lives. We dealt with Karen directly from start to finish and still be in contact with her since the wedding. It is also a beautiful wedding venue. I would recommend the Great Northern to every engaged couple. You will not regret it.
by Mary G
on Fri, 11th of July, 2014
My Husband and I got married in 2012.

You cannot underestimate the professionalism provided by The Great Northern Hotel. From the moment we saw the wedding room - we fell in love with it. Beautiful Ivory Linen, dressed with Gold and all crisp and clean. On the first meeting with Karen we found

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that she was not only such a lovely person and so friendly to deal with but she was so professional and provided lots of very good advice relevent to the whole day. We left the Great Northern feeling that everything for our wedding was organized. Nothing was any bother at all - The provide excellent packages to suit all kinds of budgets.

On the day my husband and I were treated like Royalty from the moment we arrived. The room was just beautiful and all our visiting guests were completely bowled over by it. Top class food, service and all running extremely puntual as was promised. Karen made sure that every single one of our guests was seen to personally and she made sure that a few guests with special diet requests were sorted out without any fuss at all. The top table has a fabulous view of the whole room and you can see everything that goes on.
During the meal Karen talked to all the speakers and advised them on using the microphone - She also made sure they were calm and relaxed and ready for speeches.

I must mention that the hotel is in a breathtaking area for photos and you have to see it to believe it.

The complimentary gifts that they give you in your package are great and there is nothing else you need to do only turn up.

Our wedding day is still talked about by all our guests and if I had the chance I'd do it all again with my same hubby in The Great Northern Hotel.

Thank You Karen for everything

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