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The Swilly Suite - Ideal for Civil Ceremonies

Join us for our Wedding Fayre on Sunday 20th February 2-5pm

Offering a more intimate and modern style with recently added crystal Chandeliers our Swilly Suite can cater for up to 160 guests and includes the following facilities:

  • Private entrance from hotel lobby
  • Private Guest bar outside the main hall
  • Air-conditioning with temperature control
  • Stage for top table/Band
  • Dancefloor and private bar
  • Views over Buncrana Golf course, Lough Swilly and the Donegal Mountains

The Swilly Suite has a modern nude decor with hints of purple and this color theme runs right through into the private Swilly Bar located just outside the main Suite with a recently added Cocktail Bar - The C Bar. The C Bar now offers a selection of delicious and cool Cocktails with menus tailored to every couples own theme on their special day. Please ask our wedding coordinator for more information.

We look after only one wedding per day and each couple can be reassured that their Special Day will be run by our experienced Wedding co-ordinators.

The Inishowen Gateway Hotel has captured the hearts of Brides-to-be for many years, each drawn to the spectacular views, completely private facilities, and enchanting wedding packages we offer. Please contact us today for a private consultation with one of our Wedding Co-ordinators who will be delighted to show you both around our facilities and answer any questions you may have.

Images in banner provided by Gerard Gormley Photography.

Civil Ceremonies

For couples looking to hold their wedding reception within the hotel on the day we can offer the use of our Swilly Suite as your Civil Ceremony venue. With seating capacity for up to 220 guests and with views overlooking Lough Swilly, it is the ideal Civil Ceremony location.

For Civil Ceremonies we offer:

 - Hire of the ceremony room

 - Room dressing with fairy-lit backdrop, chair covers and matching bow

 - Requirements with ceremony set up as per the celebrant requirements

 - Assistance with booking your civil ceremony through the HSE office in Donegal - Birth, Deaths and Marriages office, click here for contact information


We also offer our couples the use of our private garden for Civil Ceremonies allowing you the option of an outdoor wedding venue. Fees do apply so speak to a member of our team today for more information.

Why not take in the amazing views in Fort Dunree after your ceremony or with Lisfannon Beach right on our doorstep you are spoilt for choice for photograph location. 


'Thank you so much to all the staff at the Inishowen Gateway. Our day ran so smoothly and we could not have asked for better. Our guests commented on how much they enjoyed their food and their stay. We and a lot of our family and friends stayed two nights and we could not fault it. Sinead helped me and Peter so much in the run-up to the wedding making the whole process very easy and on the day all the staff, food, room was first class. I have to compliment the reception girls, so lovely and helpful. We can’t wait to return for our 1st anniversary...and many more after that. Again thank you for everything'

Fiona and Peter, 


For more information please contact Joleene or Sinead directly by email on or by telephone at 074 9361144.