Wedding Testimonials

We had the best day ever and everything went so smoothly, all thanks to you, Patricia and all your staff. 

Nothing was a problem and Patricia kept us updated regularly and was fantastic. Every guest has commented on the excellent food and the amazing service and i think all the staff on the day should be proud. The guests that stayed over were also amazed by the breakfast.  A few guests are considering having their own wedding here now so fingers crossed you get a few bookings of it. I would highly recommend your hotel to anybody and again I just want to express my sincere thanks for all your help over the last two years and especially on the day. 5* treatment!

- Helen & John-Gerard McDermott




Ciaran and I would like to extend our thanks to all the staff at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel for their amazing service on our wedding day. From the moment our guests arrived at the hotel they were made feel so welcome , the meal and the service was to the highest standard and our guests still comment on how amazing the food was. We would like to give special thanks to Siobhan and Sinead who helped us along the way with all the planning every detail for our reception, and for making our day so calm and relaxing, we had the most amazing day and and we are so glad we decided on the Inishowen Gateway Hotel for our wedding venue.

- Mr & Mrs Mc Closkey


We recently had our Wedding Reception at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel - We cannot praise the venue and staff enough. The Inishowen Gateway took care of us from start to finish, and went above and beyond for us – we could not have asked for more! With so much to plan for a wedding, knowing that we had such expertise on hand to look after all the details of our wedding reception was invaluable. Nothing was too much trouble and Sinead, Joleene and Chrissy were always happy to talk with me and to make changes, even on the day itself. It was so reassuring having people so professional and friendly running the day. The reception room was just beautiful – the attention to detail second to none. The food was delicious, presentation impeccable and served so quickly. We had so many guests comment that they thoroughly enjoyed every course. Throughout, we were made to feel really special and the day/night was amazing for us, and for our guests. We would definitely recommend the Inishowen Gateway Hotel for a wedding. Thank you all so much for helping to make our day so special!

- Carol and Stephen


We cannot thank the staff at the Inishowen Gateway enough for everything they done to make our wedding day special.From the day we booked untill the day of the wedding they all paid so much attention to our likes and dislikes and were also really helpful with extras that we hadn't thought about or asked for. Everything we did ask for,wether big or small was never an issue. We got so much positive feed back from our guests about how relaxed and how well the day flowed. Everything went so smoothly and at no point did any of us need to approach the staff as they always seemed to be one step ahead. We also have to mention how beautiful the meal was and how pleased all our guests were with the quality of the meal and how often there plates and glasses were topped up. Another extra asset to the hotel is the childrens facilties, the children all had an amazing day and were kept well entertained and supervised in Planet Active. There is loads more we could say but basically we would both reccomened the Inishowen Gateway 100% for any occasion and could not fault one thing. To top it all off we met some great friends in Siobhan & Sinead at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in the process, all the girls are great.

- Thank you again, Maureen and Shane


We both had an absolutely fantastic day with you. The hotel staff made us so welcome, and really looked after the guests. Food was excellent. Management was fab, making sure we got some time to take a breath and keeping an eye that everything was ok the following day too. It was lovely how nothing was ever a bother including trying out a new layout for the Swilly room with the fairylights at the top wall etc. We really appreciated that and think it all worked really well especially with the band. We certainly had absolutely brilliant feedback from our guests that they had an excellent time, loved the food and very much enjoyed the hotel. The whole process though was great from the beginning, a very relaxed but more than competent vibe, which made me sure you were the hotel to go with even before Brendan got home to meet Siobhan and Sinead. Even though the Inishowen Gateway does weddings as often as the rest of us make dinners, you still made us feel like ours was special. Thanks so much!

- Sarah Jane & Brendan


After attending many weddings in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, both my husband and I had no problems deciding where our wedding reception would be. We both live in London and planning the wedding from here felt a bit daunting. From the word go, we felt at ease and in good hands. Sinead and Siobhan could not do enough for us on the run up to the wedding and helped us in every way they could. On the day of the wedding, everything went smoothly and as planned. Marie, Chrissie and all staff were fantastic on the day and helped make our wedding day stress free and perfect! The food was absolutely beautiful and I love the way that everyone is served at the same time. We had lots of wedding guests stay in the hotel and everyone commented on how welcome they felt in the hotel. I could go on forever and talk about how great the Inishowen Gateway Hotel is for a wedding but their reputation alone speaks for itself. Thank you to everyone in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel for making our day so special.

- Mr & Mrs O' Loughlin


Living in another country, I expected this journey to be a difficult one. I was wrong. Siobhan and I kept in contact via email predominately which was perfect for me. She was very quick to reply and put my busy mind at ease. We met several times before the wedding and I felt like I had my own personal wedding planner, not just for the hotel, but also for other issues regarding weddings. On the day of the wedding I must admit that I wasn't that nervous because I already had so much faith in the hotel. From the minute we arrived, we felt like stars!! The champagne on arrival, the entrance to the reception, the food, the service, the atmosphere, the setting..the list goes on. Our guests made an effort to tell us how impressed they were with the hotel. In particular, guests who'd never been to the hotel loved the setting. The view of the pier, beach and golf course while eating your dinner is something very special. The food was five-star and we were even offered seconds! We must admit one of the things we were most pleasantly surprised at was the final price we paid. The perks included made such a difference to the bill. We received five-star treatment at a fraction of the price! I've been to many weddings around the peninsula, and I'd choose The Inishowen Gateway every time! Our expectations were met and exceeded. Thank you so much to every member of staff that helped make our special day the best it could be.

- Karen & Henry O Connor