Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Inishowen Gateway Hotel

3 Star Hotel
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Inishowen Gateway, Buncrana, Inishowen, Co Donegal
Located along the sandy shores of Lough Swilly, overlooking mountains and lush green golf courses, the Inishowen Gateway Hotel has been a favourite among couples searching for their dream wedding venue for years. With a superb reputation for food and impeccable service couples are guaranteed the day of their dreams. With two elegant suites to choose from including the Lisfannon Suite seating up to 500 guests or the Swilly Suite seating up to 160 guests, couples love our one wedding per day policy to ensure our teams full attention on the day. Prices start from only €38 per person with packages available to include drinks and beautiful room dressing options. Only a 20 minute drive from Derry City and 30 minutes from Letterkenny, ideally located for access from Derry airport and bus stations in Derry and Letterkenny.


A stunning setting in the heart of Inishowen


Set against the backdrop of sun, sea and sand, The Inishowen Gateway Hotel is the Premier Wedding Venue in Donegal. With Lough Swilly as your picture-perfect backdrop, couples can enjoy breath-taking views along with sumptuous food and modern, plush furnishings.  

Only a short 20-minute journey from Derry City and 30 minutes from Letterkenny our Hotel is in an ideal location with 80 recently renovated bedrooms available for guests to book. 

With a Civil Ceremony room available to hire within the hotel, a stunning private garden for outside ceremonies and a choice of beautiful banqueting rooms to choose from, couples are spoilt for choice.

We offer a one wedding per day promise and can cater for every type of wedding be it an intimate Wedding in our Swilly Suite or grand affair in our Lisfannon Ballroom.

For more information please complete the form above to enquire about availability, prices based on your numbers and to arrange a private hotel viewing to allow you both to view the hotel for your own wedding day.

Our expert Wedding team are on hand to take you through the planning stage right up to the day itself. Contact our Wedding Co-Ordinator of the Year, Sinead Bradley, to arrange your private viewing today.

Venue Type

  • Hotel


  • Waterside


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Parking

Meet the Dream Maker

Sinead Bradley
Wedding Co-ordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 4 reviews
by Geraldine and John
on Fri, 12th of July, 2019
We had our wedding here and I would highly recommend it.
The day ran so smoothly from start to finish. Our wedding coordinator was Sinead and she was just brilliant nothing was too much trouble and she made us feel so at ease. On the day the food and service were both great and we couldn’t fault

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it and the staff are so helpful.

The views from the Lisfannon Suite are just amazing over Lough Swilly and the bridal suite also looked over it.
The bridal suite is fab it’s the biggest I’ve seen and we availed of the second night staying in it compliments of the hotel.

We had guests staying for 4-5nights and they couldn’t fault the hotel or staff.

They really helped us make our day amazing.
by Fiona and Peter
on Fri, 12th of July, 2019
Thank you so much to all the staff at the Inishowen Gateway. Our day ran so smoothly and we could not have asked for better. Our guest’s commented on how much they enjoyed their food and their stay. We and a lot of our family and friends stayed two nights and we could not fault it.
Sinead helped

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myself and Peter so much in the run up to the wedding making the whole process very easy and on the day all the staff, food, room was first class. I have to compliment the reception girls, so lovely and helpful.
We can’t wait to return for our 1 year anniversary...and many more after that.
Again thank you for everything.
Fiona and Peter
by Danielle and Ted
on Fri, 12th of July, 2019
We had our wedding here in April. From the first time I spoke to Sinead it was the best experience I was living in Chicago at the time and was very worried on planning a wedding from so far away but she was absolutely amazing to work with never felt stressed, she was always one step ahead of any

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questions I had. The weekend of we had a lot of people traveling and the staff where just incredible from reception to house keeping everyone was extremely friendly and nothing was ever too much. I would highly recommend here for any occasion but your wedding you will not be disappointed. We are now in June and my family and friends are still raving of how amazing this hotel and staff where.
Thank you all so much can’t wait for the next big occasion to be here. Thank you Danielle and Ted. Xx
by Yvonne and Niall
on Fri, 12th of July, 2019
We had our wedding at the Inishowen Gateway hotel, had a great day from start to finish all staff were so helpful towards me and my family nothing was too much to ask. Sinead was very helpful with organising the day, from booking till the day. She was even on hand to drop things off the day before

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to make sure all things were in the right order.”

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