Thomas Prior Hall at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Thomas Prior Hall at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

4 Star Hotel
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Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin
Thomas Prior Hall is a 19th-century Victorian building in the heart of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Minutes away from the City Centre in the tranquil Ballsbridge, renowned across Ireland for its stunning surroundings, impressive décor and vast space, it is the ideal venue for a Dublin wedding. Fully licensed to host civil ceremonies, perfect for an intimate wedding of 170 guests with a private bar & dancefloor in the room.


Thomas Prior Hall is an 19th-century Victorian building which has been beautifully restored wedding venue, on the grounds of the Four-star hotel Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.

It makes the most memorable setting and promises an unforgettable experience for all of its guests. Steeped in history, this unique event venue was originally built as a Masonic Girls School in the 18th century. The magical church-like venue has a separate porch entrance – ideal for photography, ornate oak paneled walls, stained glass windows, choir balcony, spectacular chandeliers, in-built up lighters, private kitchen and bar, an impressive vaulted wooden ceiling and an outside seating area overlooking our manicured gardens and water fountain.

We also offer post-wedding celebrations in our stunning courtyard area, perfect for BBQs.

**Key Dates Available**

Our Wedding Gift to You-Enjoy a complimentary stay with your loved one in our newly renovated Bridal Suite, with a champagne breakfast the next morning.

For a showaround of this wedding venue, simply select a date above and fill out the Enquiry Form and a member of the venue staff (Nicole - our dedicated wedding coordinator) will get back to you within 24 hours.

Venue Type

  • Historical
  • Hotel


  • City/Urban


  • Civil License

Meet the Dream Maker

Nicole Berkery
Dedicated Events Team
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 129 reviews
on Wed, 17th of July, 2019
My husband and I couldn’t recommend Thomas Prior Hall more highly as a wedding venue. Our guests were very complimentary about the quality of food and the service received. We are in full agreement. We loved the location of the building and also it’s architectural beauty. The layout of the

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Thomas Prior Hall and the way different areas are run worked perfectly for us. The acoustics were also excellent. We had our ceremony and reception in the hall with our drinks reception in the grandstand courtyard. There are lovely spots to take photos in the garden too. Our guests were also very happy with the hotel rooms in the Clayton Hotel (linked to the hall). The bridal suite was perfect. Our needs were accommodated in every way-be it early check in, Hall access for decoration, cake cutting, wheelchair access, mics... We had a great party and loved every minute.
on Fri, 21st of June, 2019
We had the most amazing day. Thank you all so much we were really blown away. We were delighted by the whole day. All the staff were amazing. Thank you and all the events team for all your time and organising. Ye made it all so easy.
The food was gorgeous- people were so impressed. The staff on

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for the reception and the dining room were all fantastic. Graham did a brilliant job and sorted out the microphone and mother's gifts so quickly.

on Fri, 21st of June, 2019
Our first visit to Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge was July 2018. As we stood outside we knew immediately that this was the place we wanted to get married and have our reception. During our visit we spoke to the wedding coordinator. She was extremely helpful and professional. Upon returning home we set

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the date. We returned in April for the tasting and other necessary arrangements were made. Everything went very smoothly as we prepared to get married. We arrived a few days before as did several guests. The reception staff were outstanding and friendly helping us with details. Answering questions. We had on Friday dinner reservations for 18 of us. The food and service was outstanding. On our wedding day Nichole made sure everything was perfect. The Thomas Pyor hall was stunning. We loved the way the cake was displayed. With the lights. Our meal was delicious. The presentation was perfect. No words can express how happy we are with every detail. Thank you for taking care of us. We look forward to our 1 year anniversary at the Clayton.
on Mon, 11th of February, 2019
We didn't originally want to have our wedding in a hotel but with the numbers, we had it would have been tricky to use a restaurant or other venue. Thomas Prior Hall was a great middle way with a lovely, characterful old venue coupled with all the convenience of a hotel. They do everything so you

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don't have to worry about much at all. We were looked after really well by Thomas Prior Hall- we couldn't fault them. Nicole was our contact point throughout and was fantastic to deal with. Really efficient and steered us ably through all the decisions that had to be made. We particularly appreciated her advice on stuff like timings and decorations- she was very down to earth and we liked also that she never pushed extras on us- we just felt that she was invested in our day and wanted us to have the best possible time. She was very patient also with our last-minute requests and the height of professionalism.
The food and wine options were good and the hotel allowed us to choose some off-menu dishes to reflect my husband's Polish roots, which was a nice touch. On the night everything went smoothly and we appreciated how the staff kept in touch with us at each stage of the evening to check everything was ok.
on Tue, 2nd of October, 2018 where do I start??? We had the most amazing day!! And it could not have been done without the amazing people at Clayton Hotel in Ballsbridge. It all started maybe 8-10months before we were to get married. We chatted with Nicole Berkery who is so lovely to deal with. She was so easy to

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communicate with and we felt that she really listened to what we had to say. We met for a gorgeous menu tasting and really made the most of it. We got to taste various wines and got to have a look at what the dishes would look like on the day. The chef (Martin, I think his name was (apologies if I got it wrong)) was professional and came to talk to us about the meal plan. The service was also great during our meal tasting. Patryk served us on that night and he was so friendly!

When it started coming closer to the day we met with Nicole again and we went through the final arrangements. Again she was so professional and so lovely. On the day, everything went so smoothly. There were no hiccups...well none that I was told about:) All the food came out lovely, got great feedback from all the guests. My display tables looked perfect. The venue was gorgeous! Everybody was so delighted! Nicole and my sister also secretly organised a projector for her speech. I was just so so happy about everything! I really couldn't have asked for a better venue. I would highly recommend this place. Myself and my husband had an amazing time and we wouldn't change a thing!

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09 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2020

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