Wedding Reviews for Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 96 reviews

Gemma Henry
We got married in the hotel in August 2019 and we would like to sincerely thank the Slieve Donard hotel and their wedding team for all that they have done for us in making our wedding day extra special. No matter what we asked of Eugene and John, it was never an issue and completed beyond our

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expectations. The grand ball room was beautifully presented and the food was amazing. Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding meal that they ever had! Due to the precision planning by the wedding team everything ran like clockwork which took any pressure off us to ensure it was the most enjoyable day of our lives. We would honestly recommend the Slieve Donard to any couple that wants to make their wedding day extra special.
Desi and Gemma (9th August 2019)

Review submitted on Fri, 13th of September, 2019
Charlene Roulston
Hello we had our big day at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa on 12/15/2018 that day was the best day of both our life's, we became mr&mrs Roulston. The hotel was absolutely amazing with dealing with what we would like to have on our big day from start to finish, for sending emails to arranging a catch

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up with our wedding Co-ordinator Laura who was fantastic from we 1st meet ,she was so great with helping me book rooms for night before our big day for not only us but family members, also on my big day if I needed her she was there for me and my groom to be, she helped by settling my nerves just before I was about to walk down to my husband to be, I couldn't recommend her enough, I also hear congratulations is in order as Laura has just had a baby so pleased for her, as for Slieve Donard our food on the big day was top notch all our guest told us how beautiful there meals were, the staff on the big day were so helpful with not only us but our wedding guests. I can't wait to go back to the hotel on our 1st wedding anniversary such a beautiful hotel with beautiful surroundings. Thank u for our big day love mr&mrs Roulston

Review submitted on Wed, 11th of September, 2019
Jude Ellison
Best Wedding day Ever!
My Husband and I got married and had our Reception in the Chandelier Suite at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa on the 4th July 2019. It was honestly the best day ever. We fell in love with the location the moment we set eyes on it. Having never been to the hotel before we

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couldn't believe how breathtakingly beautiful it is and the views are unbelievable!
John and Eugene were our wedding coordinators, we dealt with John for most of the communication from the start then were introduced to Eugene closer to the day and I am a little bit in love with them both. They were so accommodating, treated us like we were the only people to ever get married at the hotel, answered all my queries quickly and put my mind at ease about everything. On the day Eugene was unbelievable, fluffing my dress for the photos, ushering my husband kindly out of the room when he went in too early (after having a few too many drinks lol).
We made a mini holiday out of it with our family and stayed the day before and night after, the restaurants in the hotel and the Percy French are amazing and the spa the day after the wedding was just perfect.
I can't praise the hotel, the wedding, John or Eugene enough. If you are thinking about getting married here, do it!

Review submitted on Fri, 16th of August, 2019
Peter McGreevy
wedding on Fri, 5th of July, 2019
We both knew roughly what we wanted. We did all the usual sorts of places that were a bit less “expensive” than the Slieve Donard. The thing that made the good impression most of all in the Slieve Donard was John, he sold it very well. The setting at SDH also allows for a lot of scope in photos,

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Mournes, Tollymore & hotel grounds. When you break the price down, what you are getting for that price is what you would want from any venue, but doesn’t cost extra, e.g meal choice for guests, slightly different chair décor, etc. You also get a meal tasting night at a reduced rate, for this I recommend staying, because you can sample a lot of different types of wines. We met Eugene that night, who explained the meal choices, the options we had. Both gents are very laid back and easy to talk to and get on with. Fast forward a few months, we then go down to meet Eugene, who would be taking on the master of ceremonies role at our wedding. We just gave him all the details we had for timings on the day. The day before we left all our signage, bits and pieces, favours, picture, and other general wedding bits and pieces down which was to be laid. As promised that was all done, no issues from us on how it was done, we just gave full creative control to the professionals! The day of the wedding, we had a slight issue getting there on time (our fault, not SDH) but we were able to put the time back by 30 mins to allow a moment to breathe and talk to guests, no issues from the hotel. Following the speeches food was served, it was exactly expected. All in all, 100% recommendation from us, if you have questions ask, you’ll get straight answers and reassurances are plentiful, they have a very experienced team at the hotel. Including Roisin on reception who helped us with moving rooms for night two, and Ruiri from concierge who managed to track down the rest of our wedding cake. I can’t think of much more to say, but take my word for it, you won’t be disappointed with the SDH.

Review submitted on Mon, 15th of July, 2019
Mr & Mrs Bittle
wedding on Thu, 6th of June, 2019
From start to finish the Slieve Donard were phenomenal in every way. Eugene & John especially made our wedding as stress free as possible & made us feel super relaxed. Anything we requested Eugene had it sorted in seconds & was always there to help. On the day of the wedding he was like batman,

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always standing right there for whatever you needed even for the bridal party & guests. He is a funny, bubbly, legend of man who didn’t just feel like our wedding planner, but a friend. As brides always think they are unorganised, I rang John everyday & as always he was on the ball helping me organise & feel stress free. He was always up for a good laugh. On behalf of Mr & Mrs Bittle we would like to thank them all for everything they have done for us. Super excited to get back next year for our 1st year anniversary!!!!!

Review submitted on Wed, 12th of June, 2019
Laura Doran
wedding on Fri, 15th of February, 2019
I had my wedding ceremony in the slieve donard on Friday 15th February 2019 and what can I say.. absolutely beautiful from start to finish. A big thank you to Lauren who couldn’t have done any more for us. Lauren you were amazing from the prompt responses to all my queries before the wedding and

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everything you done for me on the day. You are very good at your job and a credit to the slieve donard. My husband and I stayed the night after the wedding and got a beautiful desert sent up to the room to congratulate us on our special occasion. Beautiful gesture. Highly recommend.
Thank you
Mrs Laura Doran

Review submitted on Wed, 29th of May, 2019
Patricia & Micheál Dinneen
wedding on Fri, 28th of December, 2018
We held our Wedding Reception in Slieve Donard Resort & Spa on 28th December 2018 and we had the most amazing day! From the moment we viewed the venue and function room with Lauren in September 2017, a couple of weeks after our engagement, we knew it was the place we wanted to hold our Wedding

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Lauren, our Wedding Co-Ordinator, was brilliant right from the outset and was so accommodating with everything which just made it so much easier as we live in Cork so instead of 10 visits Lauren managed to pull everything together so we only needed to call in to meet twice and did anything she could to make our lives easier (definitely required when planning a wedding especially in the final week before the wedding).

The Grand Ballroom was just stunning and I left extra items for decoration and games for our young guests which the staff took off our hands and set up for us better than I could have imagined.

The food was delicious and everything ran like clockwork (and if there was any issues we didn't know about them which is exactly what you want...a stress free wedding day).

We were extremely lucky with the weather and our photographer got stunning photographs in the grounds of the Slieve of which actually ended up in a bridal magazine!

We had a lot of guests travelling up from Cork and they just loved the Slieve Donard and are all planning their return trips already.

Thanks so much again to Lauren and all of the staff at the Slieve Donard for helping make our wedding day the best day of our lives!

Review submitted on Thu, 9th of May, 2019
Nora & Paul
wedding on Sat, 19th of January, 2019
We recently had our wedding in the Slieve Donard 19/01/19 and I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Eugene & John the events coordinators were amazing and made our wedding day perfect. So relaxed and friendly but full attention to detail. The beautiful chandelier room took my breath away as

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Eugene and the fabulous staff ensured everything was perfect for our intimate ceremony and reception. Our wedding meal and evening buffet was fantastic and all the wedding guests commented on how lovely the food was. Our room was huge and directly above the function room. The views were breathtaking. Given that a lot of our guests stayed in the Slieve Donard on the night of the wedding they had set aside a private breakfast room the next morning for us all to have breakfast in which was fantastic. All the guests commented on how lovely their rooms were and that the staff couldn’t do enough for them.
Thank you so very much for everything you done to make our wedding day so perfect.

Review submitted on Sun, 7th of April, 2019
Catriona & Brian
wedding on Sat, 26th of January, 2019
We had our Wedding in Slieve Donard 26th January 2019. I cannot thank Eugene and John enough for making our day so special. From our first interaction with John nothing was a problem. Due to a family illness and an accident involving the groom we could not confirm whether or not we were in a

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position to go ahead until 9th January. Their empathy and understanding of the situation was above the norm. On the day itself Eugene was outstanding and made sure everything ran smoothly and made everyone so welcome. The food was amazing and the service 1st class. We loved our day as did everyone else. Thanks again especially Eugene.

Review submitted on Sun, 7th of April, 2019
David Kieran
wedding on Fri, 7th of December, 2018
Slieve Donard was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. The service was fantastic from start to finish. Lauren is the greatest wedding planner but the whole team at Slieve Donard are great not one thing we could fault. 10/10 in every possible way. It was a very stress-free experience and would

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highly recommend this venue.

Review submitted on Mon, 18th of February, 2019
Ben & Gemma Cornwell
wedding on Sat, 8th of September, 2018
My now Husband and I got engaged in December 2016; as soon as the Christmas festivities were over the search for our dream wedding venue begun. We both live in England so started our search near to where we live, but nothing seemed to have what we wanted. My mum is from Northern Ireland and we visit

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regularly, each year where we stay at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. My cousin Andrew works for Hasting Hotels and suggested we consider looking at the Europa's sister hotels.

I had seen pictures of the Slieve Donard from family who often stay at the hotel; however, when we arrived I was totally blown away by the views and the Slieve itself. We were shown around the hotel and the two wedding rooms and instantly we fell in love the Chandelier room, the room was simple but elegant and the views of the Mourne Mountains and the sea were perfect. We returned two months later with my parents and we booked our dream wedding there and then.

Living in England the majority of our communication with the hotel was via email. Laura Hanna was brilliant at responding and making suggestions throughout the 18 months of planning and helping our guests to book their rooms.

Fast forward to the weekend of the wedding and everything went perfectly- Lauren and her staff on the day were so helpful and we cannot thank everyone enough for making our day so special- our guests have all commented that it was the best wedding they've ever been too, with most already planning a return visit to the hotel.

The food for our wedding breakfast and evening buffet was amazing, catering for all of our guest's needs. We also loved the little extra touches such as the following day our wedding guests eating breakfast together in a room.

Thank you to everyone at the Slieve for making our day so special, we cannot wait to return for our 1 year anniversary!

Ben & Gemma.

Review submitted on Thu, 18th of October, 2018
Rachel Graham
wedding on Sat, 1st of September, 2018
Slieve Donard was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. The service was fantastic from start to finish. 10/10 in every possible way and our day was just the best!!! Very stress free experience and would highly recommend this venue.
Nicole Mcclean & Daniel Gilmore
wedding on Thu, 9th of August, 2018
We had the best day ever and couldn’t have picked a better venue for our wedding day! The food was amazing all our guests couldn’t stop talking about it. The staff were friendly and joined in on the craic with guests. I can’t thank everyone at Slieve Donard enough!!
Mr & Mrs Gilmore
Rachel & Alistair Hughes
wedding on Wed, 1st of August, 2018
We are just newly married over 3 weeks now, but we really had the best day at the Slieve Donard, the staff were really friendly and helpful, especially Lauren she was brilliant. The food was amazing, all our guests loved it. The chandelier room is stunning and the views are lovely even with the rain

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:). We both really enjoyed our special day and couldn’t have picked a better venue, it was perfect.
Alistair and Rachel

Review submitted on Thu, 23rd of August, 2018
Rónán Davison-Kernan
wedding on Sat, 19th of May, 2018
The Slieve Donard was fantastic for our wedding. We both have a special connection to the Mourne area and there was nowhere else we would have wanted to have it! They were very accommodating from the start and Lauren particularly went out of her way to help us and make us feel comfortable.

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Chandelier room was perfect - the view over the mountains and sea kept our guests entertained while we were out getting photos. The bedrooms were great - pity we didn't get the make the full use of the suite as we were so busy!
The food was top notch and the service excellent. The only little thing I would say was that there was a bit of confusion about the wine - some people didn't get 2 glasses - but that was it.
The Slieve Donard were amazing and made the stressful and complicated planning simpler and easier. Would definitely recommend it to anyone!

Review submitted on Tue, 21st of August, 2018
Suzanne Edwards
wedding on Fri, 10th of August, 2018
We held our wedding on 10th August 2018 in Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in the Chandelier Room. We were very happy with the service from the start from all of the staff - in particular Laura Hanna and Lauren Bernard. Nothing was too much hassle and they were so thorough with everything.

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allowed to store items from the Monday of the week of the wedding which was really helpful as we had quite a lot to bring up. The final details appointment was really thorough we went over everything with Lauren and got it all covered well before the day.

On the day itself our banqueting manager Lauren was brilliant she made sure everything went to plan and did it all with a smile on her face - quite a few of our guest commented on this on and after the wedding. Even the night before she was there to give some words of reassurance and iron out any last minute items.

The bar staff were also brilliant in the Brunel Lounge they were friendly and easy going which was exactly what we wanted for our day. The food was excellent - several people commented on this also and the drier weather later in the day meant people could go outside for a breather if they wanted.

The follow up afterward was also first class, Lauren came to see us to ask how we felt it all went etc and had a table reserved for us for breakfast the following day, complete with a highchair for our son.

These little details were very much appreciated and made us feel we weren't 'just another wedding couple' to the venue which was an achievement considering how many weddings they do. Highly recommend the venue for any couples thinking about using them for their special day <3

Review submitted on Tue, 21st of August, 2018
Katrina OHair
wedding on Sat, 11th of August, 2018
We had such a great day. The staff at the hotel looked after us from the second we came to view the venue to the days after the wedding.

We are so happy with the service we received and cannot thank the staff enough!

Barry Holmes
wedding on Fri, 22nd of June, 2018
I have been staying at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa for 12 years now, I stay for 10 to 12 days at a time as I live in America and the service has been nothing but outstanding, the staff work so hard to help meet your needs.

When my daughter told me she was getting married I didn't hesitate to

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have her meet with the wedding staff at the Slieve, we booked it the same afternoon as the meeting, we didn't even think of another Hotel, from that day till the day of the wedding the staff at the Slieve went above and beyond helping me make my daughters special day even more perfect, they helped with planning, food, drinks, decorating, set up, rooms and spa service, for me living so far away and planning the entire wedding from a distance, they where there to make the brides surprise extra special.

On the day of the wedding it couldn't have been more special, I met the wedding coordinator that morning to go over the events of the day, from the time we stepped back into the hotel after the wedding service it went off perfectly, from the room to the dinner service to the evening food the staff went out of there way to make my daughter's day perfect.

I highly recommend The Slieve Donard Resort and Spa for your Wedding Day.

Review submitted on Mon, 20th of August, 2018
Caroline Feeney
wedding on Fri, 3rd of August, 2018
The Slieve Donard is the dream setting for the dream wedding. With the Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea, there is no better romantic view for a wedding day. What really made our wedding so special though, was the superb level of service we received. Eugene Rooney handled our day to

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perfection and his attention to detail is a credit to the Hotel. As Master of Ceremonies, Eugene was calm, composed and put all our guests at ease. His personal dedication and interest in us as a couple was genuine and heartfelt. Many guests mentioned his big smile, friendly welcome and attention to detail. We couldn't have asked for better. Our wedding day was also overseen and supported by John Comerton who was charming, reassuring and professional throughout. One of the recurring statements from our guests was how great the food was! The Daube of Beef is getting all the praise but for me, the homemade profiteroles stole the day!! The standard of food for almost 300 guests was consistent, excellent and something we were absolutely delighted with. The resident's bar in the Slieve Donard was the perfect setting for our guests, who partied and enjoyed a huge sing-song until 5 am in the morning! The bar staff remained patient and made us feel right at home. Many of our guests stayed in the Slieve Donard for the evening and were not disappointed! The beautiful breakfast the following morning was the perfect place to discuss the previous day's fun! Our wedding was everything we could have dreamed of and we can't wait to enjoy many more visits to the Slieve Donard in the years to come!

Review submitted on Mon, 20th of August, 2018
Kate Rogers
wedding on Sat, 2nd of June, 2018
We could not recommend the Slieve Donard highly enough as a wedding venue. Eugene Rooney looked after our wedding and nothing was a bother to him. He thought of every thing possible and went above and beyond to ensure our wedding went perfectly. Thank you to all the staff at the hotel, especially

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Eugene for making our day so special.

Review submitted on Sat, 18th of August, 2018
Glynnis Greene Waddell
wedding on Sun, 10th of December, 2017
From start to finish our wedding at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa was beyond our expectations.

Lauren and the staff on the day , ensured everyone was looked after !

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I would recommend the Hôtel and especially the chandelier suite to every bride, it really is where dreams are made!

Myself and my Husband & best friend had the best day ever !

Thankyou x

Review submitted on Wed, 17th of January, 2018
Paul & Jennifer
We went for a November wedding in a venue that upon our first visit, was hard to look past. On the day, courtesy of the excellent attention to detail from the staff lead by the brilliant Lauren, all our wishes and vision for the day was executed to perfection. Our wedding and the day overall has

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been the talk of our friends and family since, with many blown away by the venue. We wouldn't change a thing about our day and would encourage any couple to consider the venue for their special day also.

Review submitted on Wed, 3rd of January, 2018
Emer Murphy
Where do I start? The Slieve Donard was the perfect venue for our wedding day and I cannot recommend it enough. My husband and I were living in Australia when we booked our wedding but Laura made everything stress free, she was efficient, helpful and just lovely to deal with. Mohammed, John and

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Kevin took over our final wedding details to ensure everything on the day went off without a hitch. The feeling we had when we walked up the red carpet to the hotel, greeted with champagne and a round of applause by the staff and our guests was unforgettable. Mohammed was absolutely brilliant on the day, he made sure everything ran on schedule whilst creating a relaxed atmosphere. He really is an excellent manager and with Kevin's help, they were a great duo on the day. All the guests complimented the food and the generous helpings. We really couldn't have asked for more. Overall we had such a great experience and we will be talking about it for years to come. Thanks so much to Mohammed, Kevin, Laura and John for creating such a special day for not only Rory and I but all our friends and family.

Review submitted on Thu, 23rd of November, 2017
Meabh Foster
I recently had my wedding at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co.Down and it was perfect. Lauren Bernard was our Wedding Coordinator and she was amazing. From the first time my husband and I met with her, we felt like we were friends. We received the most personal service from her from then

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right through to our wedding day. Lauren was very efficient and she organised everything exactly as we wanted. Nothing was ever a problem and she was always so happy to hear from us. On the day itself, she and her staff looked after us so well. Lauren oversaw the whole day and her attention to detail was brilliant. Not only that but she had a smile on her face the whole time! We really felt in safe hands.
All the staff working at our wedding were all great. In particular, Oisin, who was one of the waiters - so many of my guests commented on how friendly and attentive he was. Rory, too, was great behind the bar. He recommended his and hers drinks for our wedding reception months beforehand and remembered us on our big day. Our guests loved him too as he was so friendly. The food was delicious (which is not always the case at big weddings), the drinks flowed and the service was excellent. We used The Chandelier Suite for our ceremony and meal. We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny autumn day so the views were stunning from the room. The backdrop of this hotel is breath taking and the event/function staff are fantastic. As a bride and groom, we received 5 star treatment on our big day and that made the day even more special. I would highly recommend the Slieve as a wedding venue.
Thank you to Lauren, Mohammed (Duty Manager who looked after us) and the whole team at the Slieve Donard. We had a great day and will be regular visitors to the hotel from now on.

Review submitted on Mon, 13th of November, 2017
Maeve and Gordon Crockard
A massive thankyou to the staff at the Slieve Donard hotel and in particular to Kevin Keenan. Our day was absolutely perfect and surpassed our expectations! The venue is without doubt absolutely stunning but the staff ensured that we were so well looked after and all our guests were delighted with

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the service, food, accommodation and little touches that the hotel provided to ensure everyone had a fantastic time there. A special thanks to Kevin who was brilliant to work with and took all the stress out of the day and ensured everything ran so smoothly. He was professional, personable, and a pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend this venue for a wedding and we will always have such wonderful memories of our special day there. Thankyou!!

Review submitted on Tue, 7th of November, 2017
Alexandria Hoskowicz
I just want to say that Slieve Donard is an amazing venue! The Slieve Donard hotel staff were professional and impeccable in every way. I cannot thank Mohammad enough for his expertise and for making it feel like a fairy-tale wedding! Mohammad, you and your staff made us feel as if the hotel was

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there for only us. I will recommended Slieve Donard Resort and Spa to all traveling to Ireland. The scenery around the hotel is just beautiful and we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather the day of our wedding which was just icing on the cake. Don't forget to spend time at the spa! If you do choose Slieve Donard as your venue you will not be disappointed!

Review submitted on Thu, 2nd of November, 2017
catherine Black
We had initially ruled out the Slieve Donard as we thought it would be too fancy and too formal for us and also too expensive. However, when we thought about what was important to us (easy distance from Belfast, accommodation for people to go to bed whenever suited, good quality food, and close to

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water) we found that it quickly moved to the top of our list. It was actually my dad who told us to at least see what they had to offer. From the moment we first arrived down and stood outside the hotel taking in the view and the atmosphere with the mindset not of a typical hotel stay but imagining our wedding, we know it was going to be special. The Slieve Donard has the most friendly and helpful staff and on our first consultation the quality of customer service, the beautiful flowers and music in all areas of the hotel made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The hotel has a great range of room and package options so although we didnt want a big formal wedding we found we were able to adapt everything to suit exactly what we wanted. the Chandler room was a perfect size for out 86 guests and would comfortably fit a lot more than that, and the view is stunning. We visited on a few occasions for meal tastings, wedding shows to find local suppliers, and to plan final details in person. Lauren was our point of contact for the majority of the planning and she was amazing. Everyone we spoke with was professional, friendly, and nothing was a silly question or too much bother. Lauren and the team made everything so easy. The day itself was perfect. We got married in the Annsley room then into the Chandeler room and Brunel Lounge. all our guests commented on the great the staff were, the quality of the food, the rooms, the spa and the view. We literally could fault nothing. I would highly recommend this hotel for and event but particularly a wedding - we felt so special and looked after and we cant wait to return for our next visit.

Review submitted on Mon, 30th of October, 2017
Lynn McConnell
When Andrew and I got engaged over 2 years ago I looked forward to planning the perfect wedding day. There was so much to think about and you want to make sure everything is perfect on the day. When I first enquired with the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa about planning the wedding the staff

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couldn't have been more helpful. We were shown the Chandalier Suite which was perfect for the numbers we had...I knew this had to be the venue. After talking to the wedding team and going through facts and figures we had booked our wedding, put down a deposit and date had been set. We were on cloud 9!

On the run up to the wedding our wedding co-ordinator Lauren was brilliant, always there if we had any questions or queries and made everything seem effortless, from helping with the menu to helping make the room look elegant and flawless...nothing was too much. We met with her a few days before the wedding to finalise numbers and iron out any concerns we had which put us all at ease in the run up to the big day!

The day the wedding was just magical. The sun was out, I couldn't wait to see our room decorated and see the reaction we got from our guests...and it definitely didn't disappoint! We were met at the entrance of the resort by Lauren where we received champagne and felt completely at ease. We started our session for photos round the grounds and as the sun was out the photos were endless and from there we went into see the suite and had more photos with the wedding cake before greeting our guests. We had time to mingle and have a drink before being called for a group photograph in the lobby which was exceptional. Speeches were done and dinner was served. We opted for a carvery and it was beautiful. Everyone remarked how good the food was so I was over the moon. Soon it came to the evening reception and buffet and again everything went down a treat!

Our wedding at the Slieve Donard was everything I wanted and more and couldn't recommend it enough, perfect!

Review submitted on Mon, 23rd of October, 2017
Emily Wallace
Slieve Donard is a stunning venue and a quality hotel, but aside from that, the staff looking after the weddings could not have been more helpful and they really made the day run so smoothly. Which is exactly what you want! I wasn't worried about anything on the day.
Belinda Mackey
Every part the fairy tale wedding we had hoped for. From the location, to the view and the staff and service at the Slieve Donard, it was faultless. John and then Kevin our wedding coordinator of the day kept us calm, our sense of humour going and the day running smoothly. Organising a wedding from

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Australia I thought something was bound to be missed but everything was PERFECT. Have had countless comments from guests as well as other service providers such as the photographer and celebrant as to the quality of the staff at the Slieve. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. #bestdayever

Review submitted on Fri, 6th of October, 2017
Jennifer Armstrong
From the day we booked to the Day we left; John, Kevin and all the team at the Slieve Donard were amazing.
Helen and her spa team made us all feel fantastic and had us polished to perfection in the days leading up to the Wedding. We went with the hotels resident DJ Paul Mckenna on the night who

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had the dancfloor full until the lights went out. Truly the best day of our lives and all down to this Wonderful Team. We can’t wait to come back for our anniversary stay.

Review submitted on Wed, 4th of October, 2017
Anna and David
We got married at the Slieve Donard in August 2017 in the Chandelier Room.

The whole day was absolutely wonderful. John and Kevin were fantastic in the lead up to the wedding and really went above and beyond. The staff team were brilliant on the day, very professional and friendly. It was a busy

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weekend at the hotel but this didn’t affect the day at all – we felt we were the only ones there! We were able to fully relax knowing that the day was in trusted hands.

The food was amazing and the hotel were very attentive to dietary requirements. The Chandelier room is absolutely beautiful and needs little or no decoration. Our guests were able to sit out on the lawn in the afternoon which was lovely. We got our photos taken on the beach and it was a gorgeous backdrop with the mountains. The spa also needs a special mention - perfect way to relax the day after the wedding!

We would highly recommend the Slieve Donard if you are considering it for a wedding. We had the most amazing weekend and already planning an anniversary trip!

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of October, 2017
Cary Robinson
The Slieve Donard Hotel was an easy choice for us as a venue with its stunning location on the Co Down coast. Many of our guests had travelled from England and from further afield and commented on the fantastic situation of the Slieve Donard, making for great views and spectacular photos.

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an unbelievable wedding day and everything just fell into place perfectly, thanks to Lauren our wedding coordinator. Lauren was great with all of the planning in the run up to the day, including meal tastings, discussing room layout and decorations, accommodation and special dietary requirements. On the day Lauren and her team ensured that everyone had a great day. So many of our guests have commented on how smooth and professional the team at the Slieve were. Despite the large numbers, the food was fantastic, served very efficiently and piping hot. The food was also a great showcase of locally sourced produce, a really nice touch.

A number of our guests chose to stay at the Slieve and enjoyed the great breakfast and fantastic Spa facilities.

Thanks for an unforgettable day.

Review submitted on Sun, 1st of October, 2017
David & Ruth
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Slieve Donard, thanks to the staff it really was a fairy tale day! Kevin, the duty manager is fantastic, Laura and John also done a great job in answering my countless emails!!! we looked at a few venues and none came even close.. it was perfect in every

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Review submitted on Sun, 1st of October, 2017
Catherine Holland
My experience of the Slieve Donard for Our wedding was amazing . The day went so smoothly and nothing I would change about the day . We only had one small issue that one room I had booked for a family friend from Wales wasn’t booked in, but that was easily sorted. The food was beautiful everyone

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was consistently saying they where stuffed and the quality was amazing. Lauren was dealing with my wedding and she done a fab job everything I asked for was there and nothing was too much trouble.

Review submitted on Sat, 23rd of September, 2017
Rachel Cummins
From the moment we drove up to the Slieve Donard we knew this was the exact place Andrew and I wanted to get married. The views are amazing and the hotel is just out of this world. Throughout the planning stage laura and lauren where just brilliant. Nothing was too much hassle and they where just an

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email away. When it came to the day of the wedding all the things I had planned just fell into
Place and the hotel did everything exactly as I wanted. We had our ceremony and meal in the chandelier room and the views made the day. There is not one thing I would change about my wedding day, it truly was the most magical day in the most perfect setting. I highly recommend to any bride looking a wedding venue to go and visit the slieve donard, you really won't be disappointed.

Review submitted on Mon, 4th of September, 2017
Our reception at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa was seamless from start to finish. The staff were professional, co-operative and really pleasant to deal with during the planning stages and on the day itself. We do not have a single complaint about our wedding reception; the room was beautiful,

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the food was superb - many guests said it was the best wedding meal they ever had! We had lots of travelling guests who felt at home staying in the hotel with the friendly atmosphere in an absolutely stunning setting. A special thanks to Laura Hanna (Events Co-oridinator), Lauren Bernard (Wedding Manager) and Hazel the Head Chef!!

Review submitted on Mon, 21st of August, 2017
Christopher and Rebecca Dorman
Chris and I had the perfect wedding at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa last May.
Choosing the venue was easy- as soon as we walked into the Slieve Donard we fell in love. It was the perfect place for us, the staff were so welcoming and the view over the Mournes was unreal.
Throughout our engagement

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everyone at the hotel, mainly Laura and Lauren were so helpful, nothing was too much for them. There was no stress and made chris and I feel so special. Planning everything went so smoothly and we loved the meal tasting and our final meeting to go over the details.
On our wedding day everything was perfect. Laura helped us through our day and made us feel at ease- we didn't need to worry about anything. She was there keeping everything in control and added in some extra special touches.
The food, venue and view added to our special day.
I would not choose anywhere else for a wedding and would recommend it to anyone.
It was the perfect place!
Thanks again for everything!

Review submitted on Wed, 19th of July, 2017
Gillian & Chris Rogan
We got married at the Slieve Donard on Saturday 20th May 2017! A huge thank you has to go out to Niamh and John but Niamh in particular she is an absolute gem and was so good to us from the moment we booked the hotel right up until the end of our big day. John was brilliant also any question was

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answered quickly taking away any stresses we had. On the day the hotel did everything and everything was perfect (with the exception of the table plan) you are supposed to get a mirror for your table plan to be displayed it's lovely but I got an old pin board with the table plan pinned to it which i had no clue about until I was walking in for the meal that's my only negative so if doing it again I would 100% get my own table plan printed. We used the chandelier room for our ceremony, Brunel lounge for reception and ballroom for meal each room was immaculate and decorated exactly as we hoped :) Slieve Donard is beautiful, perfect for a weekend wedding, beautiful views and fab spa facilities we cannot wait to go back for our anniversary stay. Thanks to everyone for making our wedding day so special and looking after us every step of the way.

Review submitted on Sat, 10th of June, 2017
Naomi Craig
From the very moment we walked into the Slieve Donard Hotel for an initial viewing, it stole our hearts and we knew it was the where we would be married!

The staff were so warm and welcoming and our MC Lauren was happy to answer all our questions and was very professional on our big day. In

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fact, all the staff were fantastic, even the day after when I needed to save the top tier of the wedding cake or store the flowers to bring home, all our requests and needs were catered for!

The hotel itself is elegant, charming, and makes you feel very special! The food was well presented and tasted delicious, we also really enjoyed going to our menu tasting in preparation for the wedding day! Any excuse to visit the hotel again, and we were there!!! The views from our reception room were breath-taking and we stayed an extra night in the bridal suite just so we could soak in the views of the sea as much as possible!

It was the perfect day in the perfect location at the perfect hotel! We can't wait for our anniversary visit!

Thank you!!!!!

Naomi and Richard

Review submitted on Thu, 11th of May, 2017
Our wedding day was the best day of our lives! The hotel and setting was beautiful. The food was gorgeous, the night was fun and the staff are simply incredible. Everyone at the hotel made our lives easy, they are kind and so genuinely lovely. We cannot speak highly enough of them. Throughout the

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build up to our day and on the day itself we had so many people at the Slieve Donald who were more than willing to help. Thank you all! We loved it!!

Review submitted on Sat, 6th of May, 2017
Eimear Panchaud
We held our wedding reception at the Slieve Donard in September 2016, and we were very happy with their support and service. They accommodated our tastes, particularly with fine tuning the menu!
In the lead-up, we certainly had lots of questions, and they were generally quick and helpful in their

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responses, both by email and telephone. Both the floor and events manager were kind, friendly, patient and worked to see that we were happy with what was discussed throughout the process.
On the day, things went very smoothly. We were pleased with the organisation, the timings throughout the dinner, the technical aspects and the energy put in by the staff - plenty of smiling faces to greet our guests.
There was confusion over some prices with room bookings, and some guests felt it wasn't made clear that breakfast hadn't been included in the room rate, so were left paying more as they checked out. Also for the location of brunch we had booked for the morning after, although after communications, this was rectified and we were very happy with the solution.
We realised that this was just 1 of many weddings which is organised at the hotel, but throughout, we felt we had full attention and care was given to our details. Thank you very much!

Review submitted on Mon, 24th of April, 2017
Peter and Rachel Dawson
Our big day was on 31.12.17, and what a way to bring in the New Year with friends and family and in amazing surroundings! We couldn't have been happier and Slieve Donard staff, especially Niamh, our wedding coordinator,was brilliant from start to finish. We loved her friendly and welcoming manner,

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greeting us with smiles and hugs when we met each time to sort wedding details. Niamh was on top of everything, and really made us feel at ease. Naimh kept regular communication in the run up to our wedding, had creative ideas and always had answers to our questions. We couldn't fault anything and we look forward to returning to the resort for our anniversary stay in the near future.

Review submitted on Fri, 10th of February, 2017
Tierna & Neil Killick
Slieve Donard, and Lauren especially, were absolutely fantastic on and around the build up to our big day! Everything was perfect and we didn't worry about a thing!

Lauren ensured everything went off like clockwork and we truly didn't have a care in the world through out the whole day!


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was delicious and all of our guests still talk about the amazing steak

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Slieve was our perfect wedding in the perfect location!

Review submitted on Mon, 6th of February, 2017
david mcconkey
Totally Delighted with every one in the Slieve Donard. Truly an amazing day
Gillian Harland
Our wedding day at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa was perfect in every way. The staff worked with us to accommodate all our requests leading up to and on the day. Lauren, our wedding co-ordinator was excellent - she was so organised and ensured everything ran smoothly on the day - even when the

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minister was running late!
The chandelier room was beautiful and everything was decorated as we requested.
The canapes and the 3 course meal that we chose was absolutely beautiful. All of our guests said they thoroughly enjoyed the day and felt our wedding had a very laid back atmosphere, which was exactly what we had wanted.
The hotel is set in fabulous surroundings with the Mourne Mountains and the beach on it's doorstep, even if the weather is not on your side, the photographs will be stunning.
Our bridal suite was situated at the back of the hotel and was gorgeous. We were able to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa with our friends after the wedding followed by a few drinks and some food in the Percy French restaurant which was exactly what we needed.
All in all, I don't think I could fault the Slieve Donard in any way. Our day was perfect and I wouldn't change a single thing. xxx

Review submitted on Tue, 29th of November, 2016
Hannah & Graeme Lowry
We got married in June 2016. Our master of ceremonies was called Lauren and she was absolutely great. So accommodating and would have bent over backwards to give us what we wanted. She always came back with a quick response to any queries or questions we had in regards to how our wedding day

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would run. On our wedding day we didn't feel rushed by the hotel to be anywhere for a certain time and everything ran so smoothly. We had a few older guests so the option of them being able to go to other rooms in the hotel when the band were playing was great. We also received a free nights stay and breakfast for our anniversary which we are really looking forward to using. The grounds are stunning and our photos are so beautiful because of the access to the beach and anywhere in the hotel. The suite we had was unbelievable, so comfortable and luxurious. We used the spa the day after our wedding as we could check out and then use it until 3pm which was great. The hotel contacted us the day before to let us know when we could get into our function room so our cake and favours etc could be set up and this meant we knew what it looked like and didn't have to stress about it. The food was absolutely incredible and every guest told us they have never had a better meal at a wedding. There was more than enough for everyone. There was such a good selection to suit everyone and they even gave us 2 different desserts as one of us loves pavlova and the other loves profiteroles! It is those little personal things that make all the difference! All in all we were so so happy with the staff and the service on our wedding day. It was everything we imagined and more and we would love to do it all again! Thank you Slieve Donard Resort and Spa!

Graeme and Hannah Lowry

Review submitted on Mon, 28th of November, 2016
Last year myself and my husband got married at the Slieve Donard Hotel. From the planning to the actual day the staff were absolutely fantastic. The hotel it's self is amazing- from the spa to the dining room and the Charlie Chaplin bar!

We booked the Chandiler room for our wedding and the views

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are stunning. On the day itself the food was brilliant and the day ran smoothly thanks to the help of the staff. We both love the hotel and where it's situated so much that we have been back to stay.

Review submitted on Sun, 27th of November, 2016
Matthew and Sophie Armstrong
Had a wonderful wedding day, everything went perfectly. Niamh was really helpful and very friendly and put everyone at ease. The whole staff from top to bottom were so friendly and sincere.

The whole place looked beautiful and the setting with the beach and mountains is irreplaceable.


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food was amazing! The beef daube melted in the mouth, everyone loved it!

Review submitted on Sun, 27th of November, 2016
Mark Holmes
Looking back on our wedding held at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in April 2016 we have only brilliant memories and cannot thank the staff enough for making our day so special.

Why choose the Slieve Donard?

1. Flexibility - Lauren Bernard our banqueting manager was so friendly and willing

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to be flexible to our requirements. Supportive and proactive with ideas without being pushy and that is a fine line to tread.

2. The venue - My wife and family loved having the chance to use the spa, the rooms are beautiful and the hotel oozes charm and character. It made our wedding that much better to be in such a special venue.

3. Location - You have the views - the mountains and the sea to have your photos taken as well as a wonderful view out of your window during the day. What more could you want.

4. Staff - I found the staff to be brilliant; they were all local people who who knew the area, knew the hotel and appeared to have worked at the resort a long time. Actually striving to provide excellent service rather than simply going through the motions.

My only advice is to go and see the place, meet the staff and you will not be disappointed. They can accommodate big weddings without being cramped and small weddings without being lost in a massive room. Just try them.

Review submitted on Sun, 27th of November, 2016
Maura Poland
We had such a wonderful day for our wedding at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa. It was a beautiful summers day and we were able to avail of the stunning scenery around the grounds of the hotel for our photos. Everything ran like clock work and our food was fabulous. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend

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this resort to any couple for their special day as it was so memorable for us and the staff were so helpful.

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of November, 2016
We had the most wonderful wedding in the Slieve Donard. Everything was clear from we first decided to book our wedding-right from the start we knew the exact amount we would pay and what exactly we would be getting. The hotel was pristine, the food was amazing, the staff were very helpful and no

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task was too hard. They did a wonderful job at setting up the room, dietary requirements were no issue at all. Planning a wedding whilst living in England was also no issue-they were able to suit our availability for meeting them with no problems! We had a truely perfect wedding day...the sun even shone!

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of November, 2016
Danielle Watterson
We had our wedding at the Slieve Donard's on 23rd July 2016 in the Grand Ballroom. We had the most amazing day! The staff were fabulous on the run up to the wedding especially Laura Hanna and Lauren Bernard, nothing was ever too much for them. The staff on the day were great and the food was

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delicious! I would highly recommend the Slieve Donard for a wedding.

Review submitted on Wed, 23rd of November, 2016
Karl Niblock
Having spent the last 3 months in the poverty stricken West African desert, the glistening foyer of the Slieve Donard Hotel was a welcome shock to the system. I turned to my then fiancée and her face said "This is the place".
From our very first conversation and tour, to the fish and chips at the

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end of our evening do, the hotel were impeccable. I mean I literally am unable of finding fault!

We were sat down and given the utmost respect and courtesy as we were walked through the options. Usually at this point my business hat has to come out to play the game of 'find the catch', however I was saved the bother by the lucidity and transparency of the Slieve Donard's wedding information. In short order we realised we needed to go for the "gold package". We had assurance that the hotel would arrange chair covers and bows, table dressings, some drinks, room decor, and so many other details small and large. All this at an incredibly reasonable price per head.

Confident the hotel had our wedding in order and would take care of their side of things we were able to take care of everything else without a worry with regard to venue. Even when our circumstances and numbers changed, the hotel arranged a bigger room, an even more beautiful room, at no extra cost to us. When things changed again and we needed to have our ceremony in the room too, the events team simply added it to our event at a nominal cost and took care of the rest!

Six weeks before the wedding we were introduced to our personal wedding coordinator, Naimh. I say could equally replace the term with genie, guru, or heroine.

I'll admit we were awkward customers. We had a band that needed in the room the night before, we had 300 donuts that needed stored, between the dinner and the dancing we had a Christian praise service that the whole room needed rejigged for, etc etc. All handled with ease.

Look, if you're thinking about having your wedding here, do it. It's superlative, simply wonderful.

Review submitted on Wed, 23rd of November, 2016
Neil Devlin
Got Married at The Slieve Donard on May 28th 2016.
We had 260 guests and its been nearly 6 months from our day and we are still getting compliments.
The Slieve Donard were just amazing to deal with.
June 2014 is when we visited to look at the hotel. We met Nora and her team.
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for two years we dealt with Nora and Stephen and Niall and Mohammed.
They were unbelievable to assist us with every detail.
They helped us plan our day and not just with aspect of the hotel. They advised us what we should be doing outside of the hotel. Church, invites, suits, flowers, everything that goes into making the day smooth.

we had over 200 guests staying in the hotel the night of the wedding and the hotel was amazing at getting them organised in their rooms in great time.

The Day itself was flawless.
From the welcome red carpet for everyone. The amazing reception in the Chandelaer room.
They even managed to make it 28 degrees all weekend. :)

The ballroom is pitch perfect for a wedding. separate stage for Band.
raised area for top table.
and bar half in , half out of room.

Food , was out of this world. We had the pleasure of meeting Executive Head Chef Hazel before our big day. and she helped us pick the perfect menu.
On the day everything was perfect.
The compliments we got after was just fantastic.

Service on the day was the best I have seen and I am in the industry.
Mohammed our Master of Ceremonies made the day flow to perfection. But he works with a team that we all met, NIall the Bars Manager, Hazel the chef, Lauren, Helen, and The Organizer Nora.

You can see why they do so many weddings.

and if there is an award going they should get it!


Neil Devlin

Review submitted on Sat, 19th of November, 2016
Niall & Eimear
Thank you to the whole team at The fabulous Slieve Donard for making our wedding just perfect. You made us feel at home, while providing excellent service. We cannot find one fault. Everyone has commented on how perfect the day was, mainly due to the perfect venue, high class service and amazing

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food. Any request, no matter how big or small was met efficiently; all the personal touches like our first wedding photo in the suite that night were top class. Thank you Stephen, Nora, Mohammad, Hazel and all their teams for making our day one to remember.

Review submitted on Thu, 17th of November, 2016
Stephen Meldrum
Sharmaine and I held our wedding reception at the Slieve Donard and from start to finish, we couldn't have been more delighted with our experience.
From our initial showround with Lauren to the day itself, we were made to feel so special and welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for the team, and

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they made my wife feel that she was the most important person to them (something which was very important to me).
The Chandelier suite looked amazing and the food was to die for.
What probably made this experience stand out for us both was the staff that we encountered. All our guests commented on how helpful and accommodating every team member was. They simply went out of their way to ensure everyone had a wonderful day.

Review submitted on Mon, 14th of November, 2016
Ashleigh McDowell
On New Years Eve we had our wedding reception at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. A day we will never forget. The hotel is simply stunning in every way. We fell in love while planning our big day. The staff are exceptional. Lauren and her team were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble on the

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day and on the run up. The day went like clockwork thanks to every member of staff, right from the bar to those serving our delicious meal and those behind the scenes. The setting is just amazing. Our guests were blown away by the views and the sheer elegance of the hotel. The Christmas decorations were glistening and the atmosphere was so warm and inviting everyone is still talking about our big day 7 months on. The planning with Lauren, Una and their team was made so easy as they are perfectionists. They bent over backwards for us and every request from the biggest to the smallest was honoured.
My husband and I had the best day ever and we will always have a special place in our hearts for this wonderful hotel. We love it so much we are spending our first anniversary here and cannot wait to relive the memories of our big day this New Years Eve. For any bride and groom wanting the full five star package this hotel has it all. The setting, the staff and the stunning decor every couple dreams of on their special day.

Review submitted on Wed, 10th of August, 2016
Naomi & Sean O'Reilly
From start to finish, the staff of the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa were fabulous. They helped make our wedding day perfect & we were so pleased with the care & attention we received. Special thanks to our co-ordinator Lauren who was a pleasure to work with & was a calming presence during what is

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otherwise quite an overwhelming experience for bride & groom.

We had the Chandelier Room which was has been recently renovated and now has even more wow-factor. The room was dressed beautifully, made even more lovely by the Christmas decorations in December.

The food was faultless, piping hot on service & tasted delicious. Wine selections were lovely too & we especially loved Lauren's suggestion of prosecco & guinness for a different drinks reception.

As always, the hotel & grounds were pristine. Our guests especially enjoyed use of the spa the morning after the wedding with the breathtaking view of the Mournes.

We honestly can't fault the hotel for the service we received (even the bar staff at 4am were cheerful!) and look forward to spending many anniversaries there in the future!

Review submitted on Wed, 18th of May, 2016
Ashleigh and Tom Mulcahy
We can't thank all the staff at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa for all there help leading up to and on the day of our wedding.
From a little girl, I always dreamed of getting married by the sea, and where else perfect to host a wedding than at the Slieve Donard Resort.

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thank you to Lauren and her team on the day of our wedding. From the second I met Lauren to the minute I said my goodbye she was there when we needed her and nothing was too much trouble.
Coming from an Events background I truly appreciate her attention to detail running up to and on the day.

A big thank you as well to the kitchen and their food, everyone at the wedding (some who had travelled from Australia) said it was the best food they had eaten, and with a few comments such as "I've never been so full- and theres more!"

We had the most amazing day and with help from all the staff it couldn't have been better,

Thank you

Review submitted on Thu, 31st of March, 2016
Mark and Michelle Maguire
We can't thank all of the staff at Slieve Donard enough for making our day so stress free and special. We had our wedding reception at Slieve Donard over the Christmas period and the stunning festive decorations in the hotel created a really magical atmosphere. We got engaged almost exactly a year

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before this while staying at the Slieve Donard, on the beach outside the hotel and we knew then that it would be the perfect venue for our big day!

From day one when we arranged to meet and hear more about the venue we felt we were in safe hands and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Our wedding coordinator was amazing throughout, from planning the food, timings and finer details in the weeks and months before, to stepping out in the wind and rain with a brolly to help protect the bride's hair on the day itself.

The day was seamless and both my wife and I felt relaxed and knew that we had nothing to worry about. It was the perfect venue to stay in for our 'mini-moon' for a few days after the wedding which allowed us to enjoy the spa facilities, fantastic food and beautiful location.

The Slieve Donard provided a standard of excellence that could not be surpassed. We cannot recommend the Slieve Donard more highly as a wedding reception venue!

Review submitted on Sat, 26th of March, 2016
Richard Gilliland
The Slieve Donard hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding. Despite having an awful day with weather, the venue was just right. There was so much space even though we couldn't go outside due to rain and the hotel was so beautifully decorated for Christmas it just made for the best of photographs.

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The staff were so helpful even from the first meeting to discuss arrangements Mohammad just couldn't do enough for us. All our guests commented how warm and tasteful the food was and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We didn't even look at other hotels because we knew this was the venue we wanted and then after meeting Mohammad we knew there was no point in looking elsewhere.
We loved it so much we have gone back for the last two years since our wedding day and celebrated our wedding anniversary there as well.

Thanks to all the management and staff.

Richard and Cherith Gilliland

Review submitted on Sun, 17th of January, 2016
Hakan Sakalli
We have our wedding at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa on September 2014.
It was on of the best day of our lives. Staff were excellent and nothing was a trouble for them. Reservation team, in particular Laura Hanna, was so attentive and met us a few times to find out our needs which were not only

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met but exceed.
I highly recommend the hotel for any event especially wedding, you are definitely in the right place if you want to be looked after.
We were extremely lucky, weather was superb and we had brilliant time with our family and friends.

Hakan and Renata Sakalli

Review submitted on Mon, 30th of November, 2015
laura handley
We had our wedding at Slieve Donard on New Yrs Eve 2014. We couldnt have asked for a better experience! All the staff made our day very special especially to see the new year in. Una Finnegan-Roberts and Laura Hanna took care of all the finer details. Excellent service.
Aileen McLea
An absolutely stunning venue for our very special day, the setting speaks for itself!! Gorgeous photo opportunities on the grounds of the hotel. A very big thank you to all the staff at the slieve Donard hotel who worked extremely hard to ensure our day was just perfect! In particular, Miss Laura

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Hanna who was with us every step of the way; no task too big! Even the sheer amount of table decorations I insisted on! A pleasure to work much so that we miss her now the wedding is over!! She and Chris ensured our day ran like clockwork, even sorting our problems with external entertainment providers without us even knowing. Our dinner was served on time! And what a dinner it was! Our guests are still talking about the daube of beef and the excellent service. But most importantly what made our day were the staff! We even got engaged at the slieve Donard and they were in on the surprise and moved heaven and earth to make it special. We stayed over numerous times in the run up to the wedding and got to know the staff so well (thanks to their accomodating and friendly personalities) that we invited them down to our celebrations once their shifts were over! We would have had our celebrations in a shed if we still had the staff and the setting, I can't think of anywhere better to have held our wedding. We were made to feel like VIP's from the moment we stepped into the Slieve Donard for the first time (before we got engaged) up to our last visit which was our anniversary - special mentions to Laura Hanna, Chris (now moved on), Ciaran (the best barman in Co. Down), Adrian, Caolan, John 'the gentleman' on the door and his son and daughter who work there also and the girls on reception. Even if the venue seems far away, please do at least check out the Slieve Donard, we travelled over 100 miles and we would do it all over again...if only we could!! We can't recommend the slieve Donard enough. What wonderful memories for us....and most importantly our guests.

Review submitted on Sun, 15th of November, 2015
Margaret & Steven Green
We will always have the most amazing memories of the start of 2015 when we welcomed our family and friends to celebrate in the beginning of our married life together. Steve and I fell in love with the amazing backdrop of the Slieve Donard hotel nestled amidst the Mourne Mountains. From celebrating

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New Years Eve with our wedding party in the Percy French public house to saying our vows with our celebrant in the grand Chandelier room. We both felt that we were the only people in the room that day and the service, attention to detail and the decor provided by the hotel was simply outstanding. We had been wowed by the Winter Wonderland themed Christmas decorations and these became integral to our wedding theme.
The hotel staff in all entities of the business, cared and supported us and definitely made this experience a moment in time that we will have forever.
We intend to go back to the hotel to celebrate our first anniversary and relive those memories. Our friends and family still talk about the amazing experience that they had on New Years Day 2015 at the Slieve Donard Hotel Newcastle Co Down.
We wish the hotel and staff much success in the future.

Review submitted on Thu, 5th of November, 2015
Ryan Lowry
I had my wedding @ the Slieve Donard on the 3rd of October 2015, it was absolutely magnificent. The room was set up to the highest standard and the food was absolutely exceptional, I would also like to make a special mention to Mohamed and his team who where absolutely first class, my wife and I

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are absolutely delighted with how the day went it was so smooth and went like clock work. I would gladly recommend the Slieve Donard as a wedding venue absolutely first class from start to finish.

Review submitted on Wed, 4th of November, 2015
Ross Morrow
The Slieve Donard Hotel hosted our wedding reception on 13 June 2009 in the Chandelier Room. The day was fantastic and they could not do enough for us. From intial planning stages to the overnight stay everything was catered for and delivered with professional expertise and most importantly with a

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Our guests commented on the excellent service and ideed the food, which was amazing. The tasting beforehand was a great idea.

Speical mention must go out to Mohammed who provided excellent service and made sure that our every need was met. He was a joy to work with and certainly a good laugh!

We would definitely recommend the hotel to anybody considering hosting their wedding and/or reception there in the future.

Ross and Gemma

Review submitted on Wed, 4th of November, 2015
Gerard McErlean
Everything on our day was fantastic we couldn't be happier and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Ria Adair
I cannot thank the slieve donard enough for all they done for myself and my new husband on the run up to out big day. We were organising our wedding for little under 2 years and regardless to how big or small the query all hotel staff were happy to offer as much assistance as possible. At some stage

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during the planning process I had to deal with a member of most departments whether it was the restaurant about meal choices, bar staff about wine selections or reception (who were bombarded with my phone calls for 2 years) regarding payments or accommodation. Although all staff were fantastic I cannot stress enough how amazing Colleen Grant was/is. Before it was decided that Colleen was looking after my wedding she was exceptional. Day or night Colleen was available to offer me assistance in any way possible (even when off duty) and made me feel at ease even when asking questions that may have came across as stupid or irrelevant. On the run up to the day Colleen took time to meet with me on several occasions and called me to see how I was getting on with the rest of the planning process and offered her help wherever she could have. The day before the wedding Colleen met with myself where she went through all of the details for the following day and also stayed for a long time after her shift had ended to ensure my family had settled into the hotel and that everything was ready for the next days event. When the morning off the wedding arrived needless to say Colleen was there and had absolutely everything ready that all I had to worry about was getting myself ready. Colleen was at the hotel from 9am that morning and from what I remember she was still there approaching 11pm that evening. One thing that I won't forget, due to my own negligence I left a table from my table plan to which 10 guests had nowhere to sit when asked to be seated. I panicked when I discovered this, Colleen and her team quickly reassured me that they would sort it and within 2 mins or less they had a fully dressed table ready for my guests. If I were to go into detail I would be here all day, but one thing that impressed my husband was that he wanted to present his mother with a birthday cake to which Colleen had the pastry chef bake a personalised one without any hesitation. Needless to say Colleen Grant is by far the biggest asset that the hastings group possess and will go very very far. I cannot thank her enough for what she has done on making my wedding day an unforgettable experience. I also must add that the help and assistance that Mohammed and Irvine provided us with was again exceptional and my weekend wouldn't be the same without those two in-particular they helped us all immensely with a few laughs along the way. I wish I could do it all over again and could not reccomend the venue enough.

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of November, 2015
Colleen and Daniel O'Reilly
Myself and my husband got married in the Chandelier Suite on 13th September 2014. Everything was absolutely perfect from the venue to the food and the staff. Laura and Nora were a great help when it came to organising the finer details. We all had a fantastic day and cannot thank the Slieve Donard

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Review submitted on Mon, 2nd of November, 2015
Sean & Tricia Mailey
What can I say about our wedding in the Slieve?? From the day we booked our wedding in the Slieve Donard we got the best treatment possible. Everyone in the hotel made sure our day was the best day ever! The atmosphere was lovely, the scenery for pictures: perfect and the food was delicious!

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Mohammad who looked after us was amazing nothing was too much to ask. From making sure the mojitos were on hand for me :-) to setting up the sweet table I could not thank him enough for his help!
I would definitely recommend this hotel for a wedding. Our day was simply unforgettable!

Review submitted on Wed, 14th of October, 2015
Kimberley Nicholl
My husband and I got engaged in Slieve Donard on the 15th November 2014. Having gotten engaged there, it was the obvious place for our wedding reception. I love the place, from the surroundings, the building to the staff. We were lucky to then get a date this year that suited, so my parents went

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ahead and booked the 6th of August. Planning my wedding day and the reception was such fun and all the wedding coordinators who dealt with us were so helpful and accommodating of our ideas for our special day. The day itself went so smoothly, we had nothing to do, our room was set up for us exactly as I had asked. The food was amazing. The majority of our guests stayed over and they too were given the special treatment of the Slieve Donard. I couldn't have picked a better reception venue, I wish I could do my whole wedding over again.......I wouldn't change a thing. It was the best day ever... Thanks to the Slieve Donard.

Review submitted on Tue, 13th of October, 2015
Mark and Andrea Quaid
Was really impressed with the Slieve Donard in particular the staff on the day. They worked really hard and made all our guests & family feel at ease. Duty Manager John, on the day was also excellent in helping us deal with unforeseen circumstances.

All our guests reflected on the stunning

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location along with the food and presentation of the courses & waiting staff. Hotel interior was very impressive also.

All in all would highly recommend the Slieve Donard.

Review submitted on Tue, 13th of October, 2015
Nigel & Sandy Cook
We visited the Slieve Donard hotel in March 2015 and got engaged at that time, we felt the hotel would be an ideal location for our wedding in August 2015. The hotel allocated a wedding co-ordinator to us which was fantastic as we were not from the area so they could help recommend florists,

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photographers etc all of which were superb. We had great service from the hotel and all the staff were very helpful, the range of rooms are ideal for any size of event. The food was excellent and we were also lucky enough to have great weather which meant we had wedding photographs in the grounds and on the beach all with the mountains and sea as a backdrop. The hotel also makes an impressive statement in photos. We would highly recommend this hotel as a wedding venue and look forward to returning for many anniversaries to come

Review submitted on Tue, 13th of October, 2015
Sian lightfoot
We got married 27th August 2015 in the chandelier suite. The location is stunning. The staff are extremely helpful, polite and enthusiastic. Lauren was superb at coordinating our day and Mohammad was so pleasant to deal with. Our guests said it was the best location and hotel they'd ever been to and

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everyone had an amazing time. We were treated like royalty and left breathless at how beautiful everything was. I can't fault anything and would love to do it all over again. We loved the rooms and our bridal suite. Most of our guests were Scottish & English and they really commented on how friendly everyone in the hotel is, which makes this a unique place to get married. I will be recommending this venue to everyone

Review submitted on Tue, 13th of October, 2015
Zara Miskimmin
I got married in the Slieve Donard in April and I could not speak highly enough of the place. It was incredible from start to finish. From the first day I went to look at the venue until we checked out after the wedding the service we received was incredible. Getting married is a very stressful time

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for any bride but I have to say that the hotel really helped me and were amazing at giving me tips and guidance that made our day that extra bit more special. I know that the hotel do weddings all the time but they really made us feel like ours was the only one that mattered to them, For anyone who has been or will be a bride you will understand what a diffence this makes. Any time I had a question no matter how small or silly they were able to answer it and didn't make me feel stupid. The staff were so accommodating at every stage of my planning process and were exceptional on the day. A lot of our guests said how friendly the staff were and what good service they received. I had John who was my go to for all wedding detail and I can't thank him enough for the help he gave me on the lead up to and on the day of the wedding. Each time we met with him he was so enthusiastic about our wedding and came to us with ideas and suggestions, he made anything happen that we wanted and he went above and beyond to really help us out.
The location of the hotel is unbelievable our wedding photographs look completely incredible.
I could not recommend this hotel enough. We had the best wedding experience and we definitely owe a massive part of that to the Slieve Donard.

Review submitted on Tue, 13th of October, 2015
Claire Mulgrew
My husband and I would like to thank the staff of the Slieve Dobard Resort & Spa for making our wedding day in October so special. On the day and on the lead up to our wedding the staff couldn't have done enough for us! All of our family and friends had a brilliant day and are still talking about it

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months later! We look forward to visiting the hotel again soon! Claire & Jamie Mulgrew

Review submitted on Wed, 18th of February, 2015
Ken & Gillian Annett
The Slieve Donard is such a beautiful setting for a wedding reception, our wedding experience there was an absolute joy.

From the start we were very impressed with the various options available at Slieve Donard.
Una was extremely pleasant and interested in us and totally efficient in all her

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dealings with us.
She was very approachable and reasonable to speak to about all issues such as rooms, number of guests, the meal etc and advised us very wisely throughout.

All of our meetings with Una prior to the day were friendly, relaxed and a very positive experience for us.
She always replied quickly to my e-mails and answered any questions to reassure us.
No request was too much trouble and we were able to tailor the day exactly as we wanted it to be, in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
It was especially helpful for us to have a meeting with Chris prior to the wedding day so that we could go through the schedule of events with him. This enabled us both to feel totally confident in him managing the day and meant we felt very relaxed about it.

On the day the Chandelier room was beautifully decorated and looked amazing.

The staff were superb, orchestrating everything so smoothly and responding very promtly and courteously to any requests we had on the day. Many of our guests commented on how great their experience was too.

It is true that the wedding day goes by very quickly however we were totally relaxed, safe in the knowledge that Una and Chris had organised everything down to the last detail.

The food was fantastic, many of guests are still talking about it and the hotel everytime we meet them.

We know that some of our guests were so impressed that they intened to return to stay at the hotel for a holiday.
For us, it was the best place to have our special day!

Review submitted on Sat, 27th of December, 2014
Mary-Jo Tunney
If you are thinking of booking your wedding reception at the Slieve Donard - don't hesitate- it's amazing. My new husband and I had a fabulous day. The venue is outstanding, the staff were incredible all day long. We were made to feel like a million dollars. All our guests had a ball and everyone

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said the food was wonderful and piping hot!!! I have to especially thank Chris Stevenson our master of ceremonies- he was fab and even helped my very nervous Dad write his speech. Also want to say a wee thank you to Una Finnegan- Roberts, she was so kind and made me feel really special when I called in at the hotel unannounced before wedding. My husband and I cannot wait to book a night away in the Slieve Donard sometime very soon.

Review submitted on Tue, 18th of November, 2014
Rebecca Cochrane
John and I had our wedding reception in The Ballroom in Slieve Donard on 27th Sept 2014. It was literally the most perfect day of our lives. The weather was lovely which meant we got the most stunning pictures taken in the grounds with the sea and Mourne mountains a beautiful backdrop.
Our Master

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of Ceremonies John Breslin was very helpful in the run up to the wedding and made all the planning and extra room decoration we had planned so easy. On the day John could not have been better. He was there exactly when we needed him and invisible the rest of the time, nothing was too much trouble.I could not praise the staff highly enough the waiting staff were very efficient and the bar staff were great all evening.
I could not rate the food highly enough. My Mum wasn't too happy before the wedding day that it wasn't silver service, but the food on the day was all gorgeous. The beef for the main course literally melted In your mouth and became quite infamous. I had lots of people saying to me after the wedding they heard the beef was fab.
Our wedding suite was beautiful and our parents and guests all loved their rooms too. In general the Slieve Donard is a stunning venue but as a wedding venue it was just perfect for us, we would not change a single thing.
Plus getting to relax in the Soa the day after was an extra bonus

Thank you so Much
Rebecca and John

Review submitted on Tue, 18th of November, 2014
Louise ross
As a bride recently married in the Slieve Donard resort and spa I would highly recommend this venue for any bride and groom.
The staff were so attentive right from before we even booked the venue all the way through to the day after the wedding.
They met our every need and gave us a day we will

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forever treasure!
The food was exceptional and the rooms were stunning.

Review submitted on Tue, 18th of November, 2014
Samuel Guist
The Slieve Donard is a stunning location to have your wedding reception with the unique and stunning location, iconic building with fantastic modern interior but what makes this hotel really stand out is the staff, they were fantastic!

We got married in May 2014 and chose the Slieve Donard hotel

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after looking at many venues, but the location, views and honeymoon suits where probably factors in choosing the venue but it is the service that we will remember it for. We had a dedicated wedding organiser (Chris Stevenson) at the hotel and he really was amazing, nothing was a problem no matter how big (moving 3 large statutes!) or how small. He made the whole day run without a single snag and with everything exactly the way we wanted it!

The wedding meal was exceptional, not a single grumble from any guests. It truly is hard to find a fault with the venue at all and would highly recommend it anyone looking for a unique venue whose staff that are not only faultlessly professional but also very friendly and easy to work with.

Review submitted on Tue, 4th of November, 2014
Margaret Carson
My husband and I had a fantastic experience at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating. Special mention has to go to Mohammad, who we felt went that extra mile to facilitate our guests and us. Everything went very smoothly, and we very much felt that we

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were being looked after by experts in the organisation of weddings! We have had many comments from our guests about how good the experience was and how highly they rated the Slieve Donard. I would definitely recommend the Slieve Donard to other people who are considering a venue for their wedding reception. I have always found it to be a warm and welcoming place, and I will definitely be visiting again in the future. My husband and I will always have very happy memories of our experience at the Slieve Donard.

Review submitted on Tue, 16th of September, 2014
Clare Boyd
From start to finish our wedding journey could not have been better. I knew when it came to looking for a venue if it was going to be a hotel that the Slieve Donard would be the one for us.
When we went to view it for the first time we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome! We were made to

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feel like ours was the only upcoming wedding and nothing was a big hassle. I simply fell in love.
The journey that followed was a complete pleasure. Any questions or queries were answered at the end of a telephone/email and this really put me at ease.

The day itself was simply perfect, if anything went wrong I surely didn't see it and believe me I would have because I worry about everything! :)

Chris and his team ran everything perfectly, there were no hiccups with timings and as things like the cutting of the cake&first dance approached he came to us a bit before and guided us the whole way. Without him I would've been lost.

The food was flawless, I had planned on not eating too much, y'know the old food baby fear, but I simply couldn't stop! We went for the chicken Isobel. I have a extremely fussy vegetarian friend who won't eat the food she cooks for herself half the time, it was a worry of mine that she wouldn't eat the food at the hotel either but much to everyone's surprise she ate the vegetable crepe like it was her last meal! Big relief! I had several other dietary requirements that were catered to with no problems which was simply amazing.

And even though the weather forecast was awful, rain & thunder storms, we managed to get sunshine all day, Chris took credit for that :) :)

Any brides to be looking for the dream venue, this is the one for you. I can not thank them enough for everything and I'll always remember that day for the rest of my life!

Clare :)

Review submitted on Wed, 27th of August, 2014
Nikki Horn
We had an amazing day at the slieve donard and our guests had an amazing day as well which I'm sure was all down to the slieve donard and the staff who made the day happen. The food was amazing and served on time with any of the guests who had special dietary requirements getting what we had

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requested:). The food was piping hot which was great :). We really enjoyed our meal and the hospitality from the slieve donard which had every thing set out and organised :). We would just like to thank everyone involved :). The chanellier room is beautiful would just love to do it all again :).

Review submitted on Sat, 2nd of August, 2014
Mrs somers
Our wedding party was truly fabulous at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. I only wish that we had stayed another night. The staff were exceptionally kind, helpful and made us feel very special. Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the surroundings and the whole Slieve Donard experience

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too. We could not have had a more memorable day. The attention to detail, from the personalised gift in our room to the menu and individual service was top quality. We would highly recommend the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa to all perspective brides and grooms. The experience for us was outstanding.

Review submitted on Wed, 30th of July, 2014
Victoria and Richard Smith
We had our wedding at the Slieve Donard in April 2014. The venue was amazing, staff were helpful, reassuring, well organised, friendly, approachable and most importantly calm! The day of the wedding went smoothly without any glitches and everyone had a great day. The food was beautiful and

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wonderfully presented.

I would highly recommend the Slieve Donard as a wedding or reception venue (or both!!)

Review submitted on Thu, 24th of July, 2014
Aisling McCann
We had an amazing wedding day at the Slieve Donard. Everything on the day was fantastic, the staff, the food, the setting it was all perfect, nothing was too much bother!

They helped me plan out what I needed for the day , and let us make updates right up to the day before.We had also booked

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rooms in the hotel for family and friends which they loved. The receptionist was able to upgrade most rooms which was a amazing and they were all beautiful, it was an added bonus for our guests and one which was a lovely surprise.

The overall setting of the Slieve is hard to beat, right beside the sea and mountain back drop which was beautiful for photos.

Overall Chris, Nora and all the staff were fantastic and would highly recommend it as a top class wedding venue. It made our day so special!

Review submitted on Wed, 22nd of January, 2014
Anne-Marie Cottage
We got married in the Slieve Donard on New Years Eve 2013. I cannot put into words just how amazing our experience was at the hotel. Having arranged our entire wedding from Dubai and Cyprus (we both work abroad) Laura Hanna and her team were more than accommodating and patient when dealing with our

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requests. We even managed to do most of our meetings via email or telephone!

The venue itself is just magical. Christmas is a particularly magical time of the year anyway but the venue dazzled with lights and trees and the warm open fire in reception was just stunning. We were so lucky to have our photographs taken outside, with the magnificent view of the mountains and inside at the beautifully designed spa part of the resort. Our photographs are stunning! The Slieve Donard Hotel really is one of the most beautiful settings in Ireland to get married.

On the day the staff, reception, waiters and food was exceptional. Everything was so professionally conducted and our guests were extremely pleased with the level of service and quality of the food. Lastly, but by no means leastly, our master of ceremonies- the legend that is Mohammed! What a man?! He was a complete superstar on the day (and also in te lead up!) he is warm, welcoming, entertaining and extremely professional is everything that he does. Mohammed loves his job and we were so lucky to have him conducting our big day.

Overall I cannot praise the Slieve Donard enough for the organisation of our wedding. We did have a few issues with room reservations and assurances of room upgrades that were not granted but despite this I would recommend this venue without hesitation! Happy planning!

Review submitted on Fri, 17th of January, 2014
Martina and Jon
The Slieve Donard Hotel did a fantastic job with our wedding and we enjoyed every single second, the professionalism of the staff, the level of service provided was outstanding. I would highly recommend the Slieve Donard to anyone getting married, they take the stress out of the big day and help in

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any way that they can especially Laura from the Events Team who was an absolute star and I cannot thank enough. The Slieve Donard will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will be back every year for our anniversary.

Review submitted on Fri, 3rd of January, 2014
Elizabeth Carson
Highly recommend the Slieve Donard. All the staff were very helpful from the moment we enquired about dates. The whole organisation ran very smoothly and Mohammed who was looking after us on the day made sure that every last detail was sorted.
The food was excellent, tasty and plenty to eat for

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the hungry farmers we had as guests! We were definitely treated well including our suite for our first night as Mr and Mrs!

Couldn't have faulted a thing and would recommend anyone thinking of getting married to consider the Slieve as a wonderful venue with spectacular views to enjoy.

Review submitted on Thu, 12th of December, 2013
Christopher and Cara Hagan
We got married in May 2013 and we definitely picked the perfect wedding reception venue! From the moment we went to look around the hotel prior to booking it, we were looked after by all the staff! Mohammed was our wedding coordinator and he made sure we had everything we wanted for our day - the

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day ran perfectly with his guidance! We can honestly say that nothing went wrong on our day :-) We, and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality, location and food in the Slieve Donard, and have no hesitation in recommending it to others! We have already been back to celebrate a birthday! Perfect!

Review submitted on Mon, 2nd of December, 2013
John and Rebecca
We had a fantastic time at the Slieve Donard for our wedding and couldnt recommend it enough.

The hotel and organisational staff, both leading up to and during the day, were extremely helpfull and professional.

Everything about the day was perfect, the way they welcomed guests, pre drinks,

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organising guests into the function room and the whole evening ran without a glitch.

Everyone commented on how beautiful and efficient the meal was and how well the night ran. This was all down to the experience of the staff.

The hotel accomidated for everyone and the politness and professionalism of the staff was noticed by all guests.

Stayed in suite as part of the package, enjoyed it so much that we booked an extra night.

Review submitted on Thu, 28th of November, 2013
Kelsie and Sean O'Hanlon
Our experience with the Slieve Donard was beyond spectacular. Coming from the United States, we thought we would have a difficult time planning a wedding abroad. However, Laura, Chris, and their staff were phenomenal. From answering every question we had before coming to Newcastle to the picture

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perfect reception, we could not have asked for a better experience. Every part of the reception, from the drinks reception, to dinner, to the dancing, to the evening buffet, went off without a hitch. We felt like a prince and princess throughout the evening, from receiving champagne with strawberries upon our arrival to having the plates set down for each part of the meal simultaneously. Moreover, coming from the US, we were amazed at the value of the Slieve Donard. We felt that they viewed our wedding as a truly unique and special day, not merely an "event" to get through. We would absolutely recommend the Slieve Donard without reservation, and hope that all of those who helped make our day as perfect as it was know how much of a role they played in our day. Thank you to the staff there and we hope to visit again on an anniversary in the future.

Review submitted on Sat, 16th of November, 2013
Jill Moffitt
Everything was perfect and Mohammod is a star!!
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