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Thomas Prior Hall at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Thomas Prior Hall at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

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Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin

Thomas Prior Hall is a 19th-century Victorian Wedding Venue in the heart of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 minutes away from the City Centre. The venue is famous for its stunning surroundings and impressive decor. It is the ideal venue for a Dublin wedding. Fully licensed to host civil ceremonies, perfect for weddings of up to 170 guests* with a private entrance, bar and kitchen. *Numbers depending on set-up requirements


Steeped in history, Thomas Prior Hall is a venue that has been beautifully restored into the eye-catching wedding venue it is today. An original Victorian building, constructed to be a Masonic Girls School in the 19th Century, it is located on the grounds of the Four-Star Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. It makes the most memorable setting and promises an unforgettable experience for all its guests. The magical church-like venue has several unique features, such as a separate porch entrance, ornate oak panelled walls, stained glass windows, choir balcony, spectacular chandeliers, in-built up lighters, a private kitchen and bar, an impressive vaulted wooden ceiling and an outside seating area overlooking our manicured gardens and water fountain.

The Thomas Prior Hall interior and exterior are the perfect backdrop to produce dazzling wedding photos. We also offer second-day wedding celebrations in our stunning Grandstand Courtyard area, perfect for BBQs. To view our beautiful property and learn about our package and availability, simply select a date above and fill out the Enquiry Form and a member of our staff will get back to you. Our Thomas Prior Hall Package offers:

• Welcome reception with prosecco, tea, coffee and homemade cookies for all your guests

• 5 Course dinner menu with a choice of The main course, to include tea & coffee

• Half bottle of specially selected house wine per person

• Evening food of sandwiches, cocktail sausages and tea or coffee

• Whitewashed Chiavari chairs with ivory seat pads

• Damask linen tablecloths and napkins

• Candelabras with mirrored bases

• Integrated PA System

• Personalised menus and table plans

• Late bar extension Minimum numbers of 100. If you are looking for a more intimate location our 1880 room could be a perfect choice.

Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Gardens
  • Historical


  • City Urban
  • Unusual
  • Classic


  • Parking
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Late License
  • Civil License
  • Fully Accessible
  • Outdoor Ceremony

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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 131 reviews
Fiona and JIm
wedding on Sat, 10th of September, 2022
We’ve managed to talk to nearly everyone who attended the wedding now at this stage
Absolutely everyone was BLOWN AWAY by the food – especially those who had the beef. Everyone who had it was amazed that each and every piece came out perfectly cooked.
The staff on the day were incredibly

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helpful, from greeting me at the car when I arrived to recommending when I (the bride) should enter the room to walk up the aisle. I was about to gallop up after the bridesmaid when they said I should let her get half way up so I could have “my moment”. Once the ceremony was finished we were greeted with a glass of prosecco each which was so nice and very much appreciated!
We didn’t even notice the changeover of the room from the ceremony to the reception which just goes to show how professional everyone was and then for the evening portion of the wedding, the food came out so seamlessly it was like it was delivered by ninjas!
When everything was finished & we came back to the hotel to pick up our bits, everything had been packed away for us for collection.
I couldn’t recommend the hotel enough and while it’s a stunning venue it’s the staff that really made it special for us.

Review submitted on Thu, 17th of November, 2022
Emer and Wesley
wedding on Sat, 8th of October, 2022
We had an absolutely ball but more importantly so did our guests. The food tasting gave us a real insight into the standard. The wine tasting took time as we took this very seriously but Victor helped us out on 3 occasions. Macha was very prompt with responses, Colette was always friendly and both

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were on the ball asking questions which we wouldn’t have thought of. Finally the staff on the day were always willing to answer and fulfil any guests needs.

Review submitted on Thu, 17th of November, 2022
Sarah & Albie
wedding on Fri, 5th 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.

Review submitted on Wed, 17th of July, 2019
Eadaoin & Brian
wedding on Sat, 27th of April, 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.

Review submitted on Fri, 21st of June, 2019
Karen & Brad
wedding on Sat, 1st 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.

Review submitted on Fri, 21st of June, 2019

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