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Award Winning Wedding Venue in Donegal

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 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 colour 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 co-ordinator 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.

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. 


'From the beginning the girls especially Joelene and Sinead took care of us. They continually kept in contact with us throughout the pandemic and put our minds at ease. Even when our numbers had to be cut 10 days prior to our wedding they reassured us that we would have the best day and they weren’t wrong.
The setting of the hotel is Great with beautiful views. The function room was dressed to perfection by the staff. The service and food were amazing and the bedrooms are so clean and spacious. The honeymoon suite is simply amazing.
We would like to thank all the staff at the inishowen gateway for giving us one of the most amazing days of our lives. Our guests had the best day ever and we can’t wait to return to the gateway' - Ciara and Neil


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


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