Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

4 Star Hotel
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Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Downs Road, Newcastle, Co. Down
Overlooking the glistening waves of the Irish Sea and the majestic Mourne Mountains, the Victorian splendour of the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa creates a stunninglyRomantic backdrop for your wedding day. Your wedding venue is more than just a setting; it’s a place where memories are made. At the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa we’ll help you create a day that’s truly and uniquely yours.


Enjoy your big day in the most wonderfully romantic location. A wedding at the Slieve Donard is an unforgettably enchanting occasion with its dramatic backdrop of mountains and golden sands.

The hotel’s open fires, stunning Victorian architecture, elegant bedrooms and exquisite Spa add to the romance and combine to make this an idyllic venue for fairy tale weddings. The magnificent gardens also provide a spectacular background for alfresco celebrations, drinks receptions and unique photography.

With an impressive choice of banqueting suites for every kind of celebration, the Slieve Donard can accommodate weddings of all sizes and styles.

From an intimate marriage ceremony in the Annesley Suite to
a lavish banquet in the magnificent Grand Ballroom. Or if you dream of a relaxed dinner and dancing in the Chandelier Suite with its stunning panoramic views, whatever arrangements you have in mind we can offer you something to suit your every wish.

We have a team of dedicated wedding specialists with many years of experience in organising and hosting weddings.

From the moment you book your celebration until the day you say ‘I Do’, your wedding specialist is on hand to help you plan every aspect of your day, making sure that every last detail is just perfect. Whatever your wishes, you can rest assured that your reception will be catered for with elegance, sophistication and the highest levels of service, to ensure your big day is just as you dreamed it would be.

Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Independent/Family Run


  • Classic
  • Luxe


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Parking
  • Spa

Meet the Dream Maker

John Comerton
Wedding & Events Co-Ordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 94 reviews
on Fri, 16th of August, 2019
Best Wedding day Ever!
My Husband and I got married and had our Reception in the Chandelier Suite at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa on the 4th July 2019. It was honestly the best day ever. We fell in love with the location the moment we set eyes on it. Having never been to the hotel before we

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couldn't believe how breathtakingly beautiful it is and the views are unbelievable!
John and Eugene were our wedding coordinators, we dealt with John for most of the communication from the start then were introduced to Eugene closer to the day and I am a little bit in love with them both. They were so accommodating, treated us like we were the only people to ever get married at the hotel, answered all my queries quickly and put my mind at ease about everything. On the day Eugene was unbelievable, fluffing my dress for the photos, ushering my husband kindly out of the room when he went in too early (after having a few too many drinks lol).
We made a mini holiday out of it with our family and stayed the day before and night after, the restaurants in the hotel and the Percy French are amazing and the spa the day after the wedding was just perfect.
I can't praise the hotel, the wedding, John or Eugene enough. If you are thinking about getting married here, do it!
on Mon, 15th of July, 2019
We both knew roughly what we wanted. We did all the usual sorts of places that were a bit less “expensive” than the Slieve Donard. The thing that made the good impression most of all in the Slieve Donard was John, he sold it very well. The setting at SDH also allows for a lot of scope in photos,

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Mournes, Tollymore & hotel grounds. When you break the price down, what you are getting for that price is what you would want from any venue, but doesn’t cost extra, e.g meal choice for guests, slightly different chair décor, etc. You also get a meal tasting night at a reduced rate, for this I recommend staying, because you can sample a lot of different types of wines. We met Eugene that night, who explained the meal choices, the options we had. Both gents are very laid back and easy to talk to and get on with. Fast forward a few months, we then go down to meet Eugene, who would be taking on the master of ceremonies role at our wedding. We just gave him all the details we had for timings on the day. The day before we left all our signage, bits and pieces, favours, picture, and other general wedding bits and pieces down which was to be laid. As promised that was all done, no issues from us on how it was done, we just gave full creative control to the professionals! The day of the wedding, we had a slight issue getting there on time (our fault, not SDH) but we were able to put the time back by 30 mins to allow a moment to breathe and talk to guests, no issues from the hotel. Following the speeches food was served, it was exactly expected. All in all, 100% recommendation from us, if you have questions ask, you’ll get straight answers and reassurances are plentiful, they have a very experienced team at the hotel. Including Roisin on reception who helped us with moving rooms for night two, and Ruiri from concierge who managed to track down the rest of our wedding cake. I can’t think of much more to say, but take my word for it, you won’t be disappointed with the SDH.
on Wed, 12th of June, 2019
From start to finish the Slieve Donard were phenomenal in every way. Eugene & John especially made our wedding as stress free as possible & made us feel super relaxed. Anything we requested Eugene had it sorted in seconds & was always there to help. On the day of the wedding he was like batman,

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always standing right there for whatever you needed even for the bridal party & guests. He is a funny, bubbly, legend of man who didn’t just feel like our wedding planner, but a friend. As brides always think they are unorganised, I rang John everyday & as always he was on the ball helping me organise & feel stress free. He was always up for a good laugh. On behalf of Mr & Mrs Bittle we would like to thank them all for everything they have done for us. Super excited to get back next year for our 1st year anniversary!!!!!
on Wed, 29th of May, 2019
I had my wedding ceremony in the slieve donard on Friday 15th February 2019 and what can I say.. absolutely beautiful from start to finish. A big thank you to Lauren who couldn’t have done any more for us. Lauren you were amazing from the prompt responses to all my queries before the wedding and

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everything you done for me on the day. You are very good at your job and a credit to the slieve donard. My husband and I stayed the night after the wedding and got a beautiful desert sent up to the room to congratulate us on our special occasion. Beautiful gesture. Highly recommend.
Thank you
Mrs Laura Doran
on Thu, 9th of May, 2019
We held our Wedding Reception in Slieve Donard Resort & Spa on 28th December 2018 and we had the most amazing day! From the moment we viewed the venue and function room with Lauren in September 2017, a couple of weeks after our engagement, we knew it was the place we wanted to hold our Wedding

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Lauren, our Wedding Co-Ordinator, was brilliant right from the outset and was so accommodating with everything which just made it so much easier as we live in Cork so instead of 10 visits Lauren managed to pull everything together so we only needed to call in to meet twice and did anything she could to make our lives easier (definitely required when planning a wedding especially in the final week before the wedding).

The Grand Ballroom was just stunning and I left extra items for decoration and games for our young guests which the staff took off our hands and set up for us better than I could have imagined.

The food was delicious and everything ran like clockwork (and if there was any issues we didn't know about them which is exactly what you want...a stress free wedding day).

We were extremely lucky with the weather and our photographer got stunning photographs in the grounds of the Slieve of which actually ended up in a bridal magazine!

We had a lot of guests travelling up from Cork and they just loved the Slieve Donard and are all planning their return trips already.

Thanks so much again to Lauren and all of the staff at the Slieve Donard for helping make our wedding day the best day of our lives!

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