by Ben & Gemma Cornwell on Thu, 18th October, 2018
My now Husband and I got engaged in December 2016; as soon as the Christmas festivities were over the search for our dream wedding venue begun. We both live in England so started our search near to where we live, but nothing seemed to have what we wanted. My mum is from Northern Ireland and we visit regularly, each year where we stay at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. My cousin Andrew works for Hasting Hotels and suggested we consider looking at the Europa's sister hotels. I had seen pictures of the Slieve Donard from family who often stay at the hotel; however, when we arrived I was totally blown away by the views and the Slieve itself. We were ... Read more
by Rachel Graham on Wed, 3rd October, 2018
Slieve Donard was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. The service was fantastic from start to finish. 10/10 in every possible way and our day was just the best!!! Very stress free experience and would highly recommend this venue.
by Nicole Mcclean & Daniel Gilmore on Fri, 24th August, 2018
We had the best day ever and couldn’t have picked a better venue for our wedding day! The food was amazing all our guests couldn’t stop talking about it. The staff were friendly and joined in on the craic with guests. I can’t thank everyone at Slieve Donard enough!! Mr & Mrs Gilmore
by Rachel & Alistair Hughes on Thu, 23rd August, 2018
We are just newly married over 3 weeks now, but we really had the best day at the Slieve Donard, the staff were really friendly and helpful, especially Lauren she was brilliant. The food was amazing, all our guests loved it. The chandelier room is stunning and the views are lovely even with the rain :). We both really enjoyed our special day and couldn’t have picked a better venue, it was perfect. Alistair and Rachel
by Rónán Davison-Kernan on Tue, 21st August, 2018
The Slieve Donard was fantastic for our wedding. We both have a special connection to the Mourne area and there was nowhere else we would have wanted to have it! They were very accommodating from the start and Lauren particularly went out of her way to help us and make us feel comfortable. The Chandelier room was perfect - the view over the mountains and sea kept our guests entertained while we were out getting photos. The bedrooms were great - pity we didn't get the make the full use of the suite as we were so busy! The food was top notch and the service excellent. The only little thing I would say was that there was a bit ... Read more
by Suzanne Edwards on Tue, 21st August, 2018
We held our wedding on 10th August 2018 in Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in the Chandelier Room. We were very happy with the service from the start from all of the staff - in particular Laura Hanna and Lauren Bernard. Nothing was too much hassle and they were so thorough with everything. We were allowed to store items from the Monday of the week of the wedding which was really helpful as we had quite a lot to bring up. The final details appointment was really thorough we went over everything with Lauren and got it all covered well before the day. On the day itself our banqueting manager Lauren was brilliant she made sure everything went to plan ... Read more
by Katrina OHair on Tue, 21st August, 2018
We had such a great day. The staff at the hotel looked after us from the second we came to view the venue to the days after the wedding. We are so happy with the service we received and cannot thank the staff enough!
by Barry Holmes on Mon, 20th August, 2018
I have been staying at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa for 12 years now, I stay for 10 to 12 days at a time as I live in America and the service has been nothing but outstanding, the staff work so hard to help meet your needs. When my daughter told me she was getting married I didn't hesitate to have her meet with the wedding staff at the Slieve, we booked it the same afternoon as the meeting, we didn't even think of another Hotel, from that day till the day of the wedding the staff at the Slieve went above and beyond helping me make my daughters special day even more perfect, they helped with planning, food, ... Read more
by Caroline Feeney on Mon, 20th August, 2018
The Slieve Donard is the dream setting for the dream wedding. With the Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea, there is no better romantic view for a wedding day. What really made our wedding so special though, was the superb level of service we received. Eugene Rooney handled our day to perfection and his attention to detail is a credit to the Hotel. As Master of Ceremonies, Eugene was calm, composed and put all our guests at ease. His personal dedication and interest in us as a couple was genuine and heartfelt. Many guests mentioned his big smile, friendly welcome and attention to detail. We couldn't have asked for better. Our wedding day was also overseen and supported ... Read more
by Kate Rogers on Sat, 18th August, 2018
We could not recommend the Slieve Donard highly enough as a wedding venue. Eugene Rooney looked after our wedding and nothing was a bother to him. He thought of every thing possible and went above and beyond to ensure our wedding went perfectly. Thank you to all the staff at the hotel, especially Eugene for making our day so special.
by Glynnis Greene Waddell on Wed, 17th January, 2018
From start to finish our wedding at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa was beyond our expectations. Lauren and the staff on the day , ensured everyone was looked after ! The food was complimented Highly also, the team of chefs done an amazing job, again tweeking the menus exactly how we asked. I would recommend the Hôtel and especially the chandelier suite to every bride, it really is where dreams are made! Myself and my Husband & best friend had the best day ever ! Thankyou x
by Paul & Jennifer on Wed, 3rd January, 2018
We went for a November wedding in a venue that upon our first visit, was hard to look past. On the day, courtesy of the excellent attention to detail from the staff lead by the brilliant Lauren, all our wishes and vision for the day was executed to perfection. Our wedding and the day overall has been the talk of our friends and family since, with many blown away by the venue. We wouldn't change a thing about our day and would encourage any couple to consider the venue for their special day also.
by Emer Murphy on Thu, 23rd November, 2017
Where do I start? The Slieve Donard was the perfect venue for our wedding day and I cannot recommend it enough. My husband and I were living in Australia when we booked our wedding but Laura made everything stress free, she was efficient, helpful and just lovely to deal with. Mohammed, John and Kevin took over our final wedding details to ensure everything on the day went off without a hitch. The feeling we had when we walked up the red carpet to the hotel, greeted with champagne and a round of applause by the staff and our guests was unforgettable. Mohammed was absolutely brilliant on the day, he made sure everything ran on schedule whilst creating a relaxed atmosphere. ... Read more
by Meabh Foster on Mon, 13th November, 2017
I recently had my wedding at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co.Down and it was perfect. Lauren Bernard was our Wedding Coordinator and she was amazing. From the first time my husband and I met with her, we felt like we were friends. We received the most personal service from her from then right through to our wedding day. Lauren was very efficient and she organised everything exactly as we wanted. Nothing was ever a problem and she was always so happy to hear from us. On the day itself, she and her staff looked after us so well. Lauren oversaw the whole day and her attention to detail was brilliant. Not only that but she had a smile ... Read more
by Maeve and Gordon Crockard on Tue, 7th November, 2017
A massive thankyou to the staff at the Slieve Donard hotel and in particular to Kevin Keenan. Our day was absolutely perfect and surpassed our expectations! The venue is without doubt absolutely stunning but the staff ensured that we were so well looked after and all our guests were delighted with the service, food, accommodation and little touches that the hotel provided to ensure everyone had a fantastic time there. A special thanks to Kevin who was brilliant to work with and took all the stress out of the day and ensured everything ran so smoothly. He was professional, personable, and a pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend this venue for a wedding and we will always have ... Read more
by Alexandria Hoskowicz on Thu, 2nd November, 2017
I just want to say that Slieve Donard is an amazing venue! The Slieve Donard hotel staff were professional and impeccable in every way. I cannot thank Mohammad enough for his expertise and for making it feel like a fairy-tale wedding! Mohammad, you and your staff made us feel as if the hotel was there for only us. I will recommended Slieve Donard Resort and Spa to all traveling to Ireland. The scenery around the hotel is just beautiful and we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather the day of our wedding which was just icing on the cake. Don't forget to spend time at the spa! If you do choose Slieve Donard as your venue you will not ... Read more
by catherine Black on Mon, 30th October, 2017
We had initially ruled out the Slieve Donard as we thought it would be too fancy and too formal for us and also too expensive. However, when we thought about what was important to us (easy distance from Belfast, accommodation for people to go to bed whenever suited, good quality food, and close to water) we found that it quickly moved to the top of our list. It was actually my dad who told us to at least see what they had to offer. From the moment we first arrived down and stood outside the hotel taking in the view and the atmosphere with the mindset not of a typical hotel stay but imagining our wedding, we know it was ... Read more
by Lynn McConnell on Mon, 23rd October, 2017
When Andrew and I got engaged over 2 years ago I looked forward to planning the perfect wedding day. There was so much to think about and you want to make sure everything is perfect on the day. When I first enquired with the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa about planning the wedding the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We were shown the Chandalier Suite which was perfect for the numbers we had...I knew this had to be the venue. After talking to the wedding team and going through facts and figures we had booked our wedding, put down a deposit and date had been set. We were on cloud 9! On the run up to the wedding our ... Read more
by Emily Wallace on Fri, 20th October, 2017
Slieve Donard is a stunning venue and a quality hotel, but aside from that, the staff looking after the weddings could not have been more helpful and they really made the day run so smoothly. Which is exactly what you want! I wasn't worried about anything on the day.
by Belinda Mackey on Fri, 6th October, 2017
Every part the fairy tale wedding we had hoped for. From the location, to the view and the staff and service at the Slieve Donard, it was faultless. John and then Kevin our wedding coordinator of the day kept us calm, our sense of humour going and the day running smoothly. Organising a wedding from Australia I thought something was bound to be missed but everything was PERFECT. Have had countless comments from guests as well as other service providers such as the photographer and celebrant as to the quality of the staff at the Slieve. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. #bestdayever
by Jennifer Armstrong on Wed, 4th October, 2017
From the day we booked to the Day we left; John, Kevin and all the team at the Slieve Donard were amazing. Helen and her spa team made us all feel fantastic and had us polished to perfection in the days leading up to the Wedding. We went with the hotels resident DJ Paul Mckenna on the night who had the dancfloor full until the lights went out. Truly the best day of our lives and all down to this Wonderful Team. We can’t wait to come back for our anniversary stay.
by Anna and David on Tue, 3rd October, 2017
We got married at the Slieve Donard in August 2017 in the Chandelier Room. The whole day was absolutely wonderful. John and Kevin were fantastic in the lead up to the wedding and really went above and beyond. The staff team were brilliant on the day, very professional and friendly. It was a busy weekend at the hotel but this didn’t affect the day at all – we felt we were the only ones there! We were able to fully relax knowing that the day was in trusted hands. The food was amazing and the hotel were very attentive to dietary requirements. The Chandelier room is absolutely beautiful and needs little or no decoration. Our guests were able to sit ... Read more
by Cary Robinson on Sun, 1st October, 2017
The Slieve Donard Hotel was an easy choice for us as a venue with its stunning location on the Co Down coast. Many of our guests had travelled from England and from further afield and commented on the fantastic situation of the Slieve Donard, making for great views and spectacular photos. We had an unbelievable wedding day and everything just fell into place perfectly, thanks to Lauren our wedding coordinator. Lauren was great with all of the planning in the run up to the day, including meal tastings, discussing room layout and decorations, accommodation and special dietary requirements. On the day Lauren and her team ensured that everyone had a great day. So many of our guests have commented on ... Read more
by David & Ruth on Sun, 1st October, 2017
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Slieve Donard, thanks to the staff it really was a fairy tale day! Kevin, the duty manager is fantastic, Laura and John also done a great job in answering my countless emails!!! we looked at a few venues and none came even close.. it was perfect in every way!
by Catherine Holland on Sat, 23rd September, 2017
My experience of the Slieve Donard for Our wedding was amazing . The day went so smoothly and nothing I would change about the day . We only had one small issue that one room I had booked for a family friend from Wales wasn’t booked in, but that was easily sorted. The food was beautiful everyone was consistently saying they where stuffed and the quality was amazing. Lauren was dealing with my wedding and she done a fab job everything I asked for was there and nothing was too much trouble.
by Rachel Cummins on Mon, 4th September, 2017
From the moment we drove up to the Slieve Donard we knew this was the exact place Andrew and I wanted to get married. The views are amazing and the hotel is just out of this world. Throughout the planning stage laura and lauren where just brilliant. Nothing was too much hassle and they where just an email away. When it came to the day of the wedding all the things I had planned just fell into Place and the hotel did everything exactly as I wanted. We had our ceremony and meal in the chandelier room and the views made the day. There is not one thing I would change about my wedding day, it truly was the most ... Read more
by Maria on Mon, 21st August, 2017
Our reception at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa was seamless from start to finish. The staff were professional, co-operative and really pleasant to deal with during the planning stages and on the day itself. We do not have a single complaint about our wedding reception; the room was beautiful, the food was superb - many guests said it was the best wedding meal they ever had! We had lots of travelling guests who felt at home staying in the hotel with the friendly atmosphere in an absolutely stunning setting. A special thanks to Laura Hanna (Events Co-oridinator), Lauren Bernard (Wedding Manager) and Hazel the Head Chef!!
by Christopher and Rebecca Dorman on Wed, 19th July, 2017
Chris and I had the perfect wedding at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa last May. Choosing the venue was easy- as soon as we walked into the Slieve Donard we fell in love. It was the perfect place for us, the staff were so welcoming and the view over the Mournes was unreal. Throughout our engagement everyone at the hotel, mainly Laura and Lauren were so helpful, nothing was too much for them. There was no stress and made chris and I feel so special. Planning everything went so smoothly and we loved the meal tasting and our final meeting to go over the details. On our wedding day everything was perfect. Laura helped us through our day and made ... Read more
by Gillian & Chris Rogan on Sat, 10th June, 2017
We got married at the Slieve Donard on Saturday 20th May 2017! A huge thank you has to go out to Niamh and John but Niamh in particular she is an absolute gem and was so good to us from the moment we booked the hotel right up until the end of our big day. John was brilliant also any question was answered quickly taking away any stresses we had. On the day the hotel did everything and everything was perfect (with the exception of the table plan) you are supposed to get a mirror for your table plan to be displayed it's lovely but I got an old pin board with the table plan pinned to it which i ... Read more
by Naomi Craig on Thu, 11th May, 2017
From the very moment we walked into the Slieve Donard Hotel for an initial viewing, it stole our hearts and we knew it was the where we would be married! The staff were so warm and welcoming and our MC Lauren was happy to answer all our questions and was very professional on our big day. In fact, all the staff were fantastic, even the day after when I needed to save the top tier of the wedding cake or store the flowers to bring home, all our requests and needs were catered for! The hotel itself is elegant, charming, and makes you feel very special! The food was well presented and tasted delicious, we also really enjoyed going to ... Read more
by Sarah on Sat, 6th May, 2017
Our wedding day was the best day of our lives! The hotel and setting was beautiful. The food was gorgeous, the night was fun and the staff are simply incredible. Everyone at the hotel made our lives easy, they are kind and so genuinely lovely. We cannot speak highly enough of them. Throughout the build up to our day and on the day itself we had so many people at the Slieve Donald who were more than willing to help. Thank you all! We loved it!!
by Eimear Panchaud on Mon, 24th April, 2017
We held our wedding reception at the Slieve Donard in September 2016, and we were very happy with their support and service. They accommodated our tastes, particularly with fine tuning the menu! In the lead-up, we certainly had lots of questions, and they were generally quick and helpful in their responses, both by email and telephone. Both the floor and events manager were kind, friendly, patient and worked to see that we were happy with what was discussed throughout the process. On the day, things went very smoothly. We were pleased with the organisation, the timings throughout the dinner, the technical aspects and the energy put in by the staff - plenty of smiling faces to greet our guests. There ... Read more
by Peter and Rachel Dawson on Fri, 10th February, 2017
Our big day was on 31.12.17, and what a way to bring in the New Year with friends and family and in amazing surroundings! We couldn't have been happier and Slieve Donard staff, especially Niamh, our wedding coordinator,was brilliant from start to finish. We loved her friendly and welcoming manner, greeting us with smiles and hugs when we met each time to sort wedding details. Niamh was on top of everything, and really made us feel at ease. Naimh kept regular communication in the run up to our wedding, had creative ideas and always had answers to our questions. We couldn't fault anything and we look forward to returning to the resort for our anniversary stay in the near future.
by Tierna & Neil Killick on Mon, 6th February, 2017
Slieve Donard, and Lauren especially, were absolutely fantastic on and around the build up to our big day! Everything was perfect and we didn't worry about a thing! Lauren ensured everything went off like clockwork and we truly didn't have a care in the world through out the whole day! Food was delicious and all of our guests still talk about the amazing steak We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Slieve donard.....it was our perfect wedding in the perfect location!
by david mcconkey on Wed, 30th November, 2016
Totally Delighted with every one in the Slieve Donard. Truly an amazing day
by Gillian Harland on Tue, 29th November, 2016
Our wedding day at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa was perfect in every way. The staff worked with us to accommodate all our requests leading up to and on the day. Lauren, our wedding co-ordinator was excellent - she was so organised and ensured everything ran smoothly on the day - even when the minister was running late! The chandelier room was beautiful and everything was decorated as we requested. The canapes and the 3 course meal that we chose was absolutely beautiful. All of our guests said they thoroughly enjoyed the day and felt our wedding had a very laid back atmosphere, which was exactly what we had wanted. The hotel is set in fabulous surroundings with the ... Read more
by Hannah & Graeme Lowry on Mon, 28th November, 2016
We got married in June 2016. Our master of ceremonies was called Lauren and she was absolutely great. So accommodating and would have bent over backwards to give us what we wanted. She always came back with a quick response to any queries or questions we had in regards to how our wedding day would run. On our wedding day we didn't feel rushed by the hotel to be anywhere for a certain time and everything ran so smoothly. We had a few older guests so the option of them being able to go to other rooms in the hotel when the band were playing was great. We also received a free nights stay and breakfast for our anniversary which ... Read more
by Fiona on Sun, 27th November, 2016
Last year myself and my husband got married at the Slieve Donard Hotel. From the planning to the actual day the staff were absolutely fantastic. The hotel it's self is amazing- from the spa to the dining room and the Charlie Chaplin bar! We booked the Chandiler room for our wedding and the views are stunning. On the day itself the food was brilliant and the day ran smoothly thanks to the help of the staff. We both love the hotel and where it's situated so much that we have been back to stay.
by Matthew and Sophie Armstrong on Sun, 27th November, 2016
Had a wonderful wedding day, everything went perfectly. Niamh was really helpful and very friendly and put everyone at ease. The whole staff from top to bottom were so friendly and sincere. The whole place looked beautiful and the setting with the beach and mountains is irreplaceable. The food was amazing! The beef daube melted in the mouth, everyone loved it!
by Mark Holmes on Sun, 27th November, 2016
Looking back on our wedding held at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in April 2016 we have only brilliant memories and cannot thank the staff enough for making our day so special. Why choose the Slieve Donard? 1. Flexibility - Lauren Bernard our banqueting manager was so friendly and willing to be flexible to our requirements. Supportive and proactive with ideas without being pushy and that is a fine line to tread. 2. The venue - My wife and family loved having the chance to use the spa, the rooms are beautiful and the hotel oozes charm and character. It made our wedding that much better to be in such a special venue. 3. Location - You have the ... Read more
by Maura Poland on Fri, 25th November, 2016
We had such a wonderful day for our wedding at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa. It was a beautiful summers day and we were able to avail of the stunning scenery around the grounds of the hotel for our photos. Everything ran like clock work and our food was fabulous. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort to any couple for their special day as it was so memorable for us and the staff were so helpful.
by Kerri on Fri, 25th November, 2016
We had the most wonderful wedding in the Slieve Donard. Everything was clear from we first decided to book our wedding-right from the start we knew the exact amount we would pay and what exactly we would be getting. The hotel was pristine, the food was amazing, the staff were very helpful and no task was too hard. They did a wonderful job at setting up the room, dietary requirements were no issue at all. Planning a wedding whilst living in England was also no issue-they were able to suit our availability for meeting them with no problems! We had a truely perfect wedding day...the sun even shone!
by Danielle Watterson on Wed, 23rd November, 2016
We had our wedding at the Slieve Donard's on 23rd July 2016 in the Grand Ballroom. We had the most amazing day! The staff were fabulous on the run up to the wedding especially Laura Hanna and Lauren Bernard, nothing was ever too much for them. The staff on the day were great and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend the Slieve Donard for a wedding.
by Karl Niblock on Wed, 23rd November, 2016
Having spent the last 3 months in the poverty stricken West African desert, the glistening foyer of the Slieve Donard Hotel was a welcome shock to the system. I turned to my then fiancée and her face said "This is the place". From our very first conversation and tour, to the fish and chips at the end of our evening do, the hotel were impeccable. I mean I literally am unable of finding fault! We were sat down and given the utmost respect and courtesy as we were walked through the options. Usually at this point my business hat has to come out to play the game of 'find the catch', however I was saved the bother by the lucidity ... Read more
by Neil Devlin on Sat, 19th November, 2016
Got Married at The Slieve Donard on May 28th 2016. We had 260 guests and its been nearly 6 months from our day and we are still getting compliments. The Slieve Donard were just amazing to deal with. June 2014 is when we visited to look at the hotel. We met Nora and her team. They sold us on the property. for two years we dealt with Nora and Stephen and Niall and Mohammed. They were unbelievable to assist us with every detail. They helped us plan our day and not just with aspect of the hotel. They advised us what we should be doing outside of the hotel. Church, invites, suits, flowers, everything that goes into making the day ... Read more
by Niall & Eimear on Thu, 17th November, 2016
Thank you to the whole team at The fabulous Slieve Donard for making our wedding just perfect. You made us feel at home, while providing excellent service. We cannot find one fault. Everyone has commented on how perfect the day was, mainly due to the perfect venue, high class service and amazing food. Any request, no matter how big or small was met efficiently; all the personal touches like our first wedding photo in the suite that night were top class. Thank you Stephen, Nora, Mohammad, Hazel and all their teams for making our day one to remember.
by Stephen Meldrum on Mon, 14th November, 2016
Sharmaine and I held our wedding reception at the Slieve Donard and from start to finish, we couldn't have been more delighted with our experience. From our initial showround with Lauren to the day itself, we were made to feel so special and welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for the team, and they made my wife feel that she was the most important person to them (something which was very important to me). The Chandelier suite looked amazing and the food was to die for. What probably made this experience stand out for us both was the staff that we encountered. All our guests commented on how helpful and accommodating every team member was. They simply went out of ... Read more
by Ashleigh McDowell on Wed, 10th August, 2016
On New Years Eve we had our wedding reception at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. A day we will never forget. The hotel is simply stunning in every way. We fell in love while planning our big day. The staff are exceptional. Lauren and her team were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble on the day and on the run up. The day went like clockwork thanks to every member of staff, right from the bar to those serving our delicious meal and those behind the scenes. The setting is just amazing. Our guests were blown away by the views and the sheer elegance of the hotel. The Christmas decorations were glistening and the atmosphere was so warm ... Read more
by Naomi & Sean O'Reilly on Wed, 18th May, 2016
From start to finish, the staff of the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa were fabulous. They helped make our wedding day perfect & we were so pleased with the care & attention we received. Special thanks to our co-ordinator Lauren who was a pleasure to work with & was a calming presence during what is otherwise quite an overwhelming experience for bride & groom. We had the Chandelier Room which was has been recently renovated and now has even more wow-factor. The room was dressed beautifully, made even more lovely by the Christmas decorations in December. The food was faultless, piping hot on service & tasted delicious. Wine selections were lovely too & we especially loved Lauren's suggestion of prosecco ... Read more
by Ashleigh and Tom Mulcahy on Thu, 31st March, 2016
We can't thank all the staff at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa for all there help leading up to and on the day of our wedding. From a little girl, I always dreamed of getting married by the sea, and where else perfect to host a wedding than at the Slieve Donard Resort. I must mention a huge thank you to Lauren and her team on the day of our wedding. From the second I met Lauren to the minute I said my goodbye she was there when we needed her and nothing was too much trouble. Coming from an Events background I truly appreciate her attention to detail running up to and on the day. A big thank ... Read more
by Mark and Michelle Maguire on Sat, 26th March, 2016
We can't thank all of the staff at Slieve Donard enough for making our day so stress free and special. We had our wedding reception at Slieve Donard over the Christmas period and the stunning festive decorations in the hotel created a really magical atmosphere. We got engaged almost exactly a year before this while staying at the Slieve Donard, on the beach outside the hotel and we knew then that it would be the perfect venue for our big day! From day one when we arranged to meet and hear more about the venue we felt we were in safe hands and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Our wedding coordinator was amazing throughout, from planning the food, ... Read more
by Richard Gilliland on Sun, 17th January, 2016
The Slieve Donard hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding. Despite having an awful day with weather, the venue was just right. There was so much space even though we couldn't go outside due to rain and the hotel was so beautifully decorated for Christmas it just made for the best of photographs. The staff were so helpful even from the first meeting to discuss arrangements Mohammad just couldn't do enough for us. All our guests commented how warm and tasteful the food was and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We didn't even look at other hotels because we knew this was the venue we wanted and then after meeting Mohammad we knew there was no point in looking elsewhere. ... Read more
by Hakan Sakalli on Mon, 30th November, 2015
We have our wedding at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa on September 2014. It was on of the best day of our lives. Staff were excellent and nothing was a trouble for them. Reservation team, in particular Laura Hanna, was so attentive and met us a few times to find out our needs which were not only met but exceed. I highly recommend the hotel for any event especially wedding, you are definitely in the right place if you want to be looked after. We were extremely lucky, weather was superb and we had brilliant time with our family and friends. Hakan and Renata Sakalli
by laura handley on Thu, 26th November, 2015
We had our wedding at Slieve Donard on New Yrs Eve 2014. We couldnt have asked for a better experience! All the staff made our day very special especially to see the new year in. Una Finnegan-Roberts and Laura Hanna took care of all the finer details. Excellent service.
by Aileen McLea on Sun, 15th November, 2015
An absolutely stunning venue for our very special day, the setting speaks for itself!! Gorgeous photo opportunities on the grounds of the hotel. A very big thank you to all the staff at the slieve Donard hotel who worked extremely hard to ensure our day was just perfect! In particular, Miss Laura Hanna who was with us every step of the way; no task too big! Even the sheer amount of table decorations I insisted on! A pleasure to work with....so much so that we miss her now the wedding is over!! She and Chris ensured our day ran like clockwork, even sorting our problems with external entertainment providers without us even knowing. Our dinner was served on time! And ... Read more
by Margaret & Steven Green on Thu, 5th November, 2015
We will always have the most amazing memories of the start of 2015 when we welcomed our family and friends to celebrate in the beginning of our married life together. Steve and I fell in love with the amazing backdrop of the Slieve Donard hotel nestled amidst the Mourne Mountains. From celebrating New Years Eve with our wedding party in the Percy French public house to saying our vows with our celebrant in the grand Chandelier room. We both felt that we were the only people in the room that day and the service, attention to detail and the decor provided by the hotel was simply outstanding. We had been wowed by the Winter Wonderland themed Christmas decorations and these ... Read more
by Ryan Lowry on Wed, 4th November, 2015
I had my wedding @ the Slieve Donard on the 3rd of October 2015, it was absolutely magnificent. The room was set up to the highest standard and the food was absolutely exceptional, I would also like to make a special mention to Mohamed and his team who where absolutely first class, my wife and I are absolutely delighted with how the day went it was so smooth and went like clock work. I would gladly recommend the Slieve Donard as a wedding venue absolutely first class from start to finish.
by Ross Morrow on Wed, 4th November, 2015
The Slieve Donard Hotel hosted our wedding reception on 13 June 2009 in the Chandelier Room. The day was fantastic and they could not do enough for us. From intial planning stages to the overnight stay everything was catered for and delivered with professional expertise and most importantly with a smile. Our guests commented on the excellent service and ideed the food, which was amazing. The tasting beforehand was a great idea. Speical mention must go out to Mohammed who provided excellent service and made sure that our every need was met. He was a joy to work with and certainly a good laugh! We would definitely recommend the hotel to anybody considering hosting their wedding and/or reception there in ... Read more
by Gerard McErlean on Tue, 3rd November, 2015
Everything on our day was fantastic we couldn't be happier and would highly recommend it to anyone.
by Ria Adair on Tue, 3rd November, 2015
I cannot thank the slieve donard enough for all they done for myself and my new husband on the run up to out big day. We were organising our wedding for little under 2 years and regardless to how big or small the query all hotel staff were happy to offer as much assistance as possible. At some stage during the planning process I had to deal with a member of most departments whether it was the restaurant about meal choices, bar staff about wine selections or reception (who were bombarded with my phone calls for 2 years) regarding payments or accommodation. Although all staff were fantastic I cannot stress enough how amazing Colleen Grant was/is. Before it was decided ... Read more
by Colleen and Daniel O'Reilly on Mon, 2nd November, 2015
Myself and my husband got married in the Chandelier Suite on 13th September 2014. Everything was absolutely perfect from the venue to the food and the staff. Laura and Nora were a great help when it came to organising the finer details. We all had a fantastic day and cannot thank the Slieve Donard enough!
by Sean & Tricia Mailey on Wed, 14th October, 2015
What can I say about our wedding in the Slieve?? From the day we booked our wedding in the Slieve Donard we got the best treatment possible. Everyone in the hotel made sure our day was the best day ever! The atmosphere was lovely, the scenery for pictures: perfect and the food was delicious! Mohammad who looked after us was amazing nothing was too much to ask. From making sure the mojitos were on hand for me :-) to setting up the sweet table I could not thank him enough for his help! I would definitely recommend this hotel for a wedding. Our day was simply unforgettable!
by Kimberley Nicholl on Tue, 13th October, 2015
My husband and I got engaged in Slieve Donard on the 15th November 2014. Having gotten engaged there, it was the obvious place for our wedding reception. I love the place, from the surroundings, the building to the staff. We were lucky to then get a date this year that suited, so my parents went ahead and booked the 6th of August. Planning my wedding day and the reception was such fun and all the wedding coordinators who dealt with us were so helpful and accommodating of our ideas for our special day. The day itself went so smoothly, we had nothing to do, our room was set up for us exactly as I had asked. The food was amazing. ... Read more
by Mark and Andrea Quaid on Tue, 13th October, 2015
Was really impressed with the Slieve Donard in particular the staff on the day. They worked really hard and made all our guests & family feel at ease. Duty Manager John, on the day was also excellent in helping us deal with unforeseen circumstances. All our guests reflected on the stunning location along with the food and presentation of the courses & waiting staff. Hotel interior was very impressive also. All in all would highly recommend the Slieve Donard.
by Nigel & Sandy Cook on Tue, 13th October, 2015
We visited the Slieve Donard hotel in March 2015 and got engaged at that time, we felt the hotel would be an ideal location for our wedding in August 2015. The hotel allocated a wedding co-ordinator to us which was fantastic as we were not from the area so they could help recommend florists, photographers etc all of which were superb. We had great service from the hotel and all the staff were very helpful, the range of rooms are ideal for any size of event. The food was excellent and we were also lucky enough to have great weather which meant we had wedding photographs in the grounds and on the beach all with the mountains and sea as ... Read more
by Sian lightfoot on Tue, 13th October, 2015
We got married 27th August 2015 in the chandelier suite. The location is stunning. The staff are extremely helpful, polite and enthusiastic. Lauren was superb at coordinating our day and Mohammad was so pleasant to deal with. Our guests said it was the best location and hotel they'd ever been to and everyone had an amazing time. We were treated like royalty and left breathless at how beautiful everything was. I can't fault anything and would love to do it all over again. We loved the rooms and our bridal suite. Most of our guests were Scottish & English and they really commented on how friendly everyone in the hotel is, which makes this a unique place to get married. ... Read more
by Zara Miskimmin on Tue, 13th October, 2015
I got married in the Slieve Donard in April and I could not speak highly enough of the place. It was incredible from start to finish. From the first day I went to look at the venue until we checked out after the wedding the service we received was incredible. Getting married is a very stressful time for any bride but I have to say that the hotel really helped me and were amazing at giving me tips and guidance that made our day that extra bit more special. I know that the hotel do weddings all the time but they really made us feel like ours was the only one that mattered to them, For anyone who has been ... Read more
by Claire Mulgrew on Wed, 18th February, 2015
My husband and I would like to thank the staff of the Slieve Dobard Resort & Spa for making our wedding day in October so special. On the day and on the lead up to our wedding the staff couldn't have done enough for us! All of our family and friends had a brilliant day and are still talking about it months later! We look forward to visiting the hotel again soon! Claire & Jamie Mulgrew
by Ken & Gillian Annett on Sat, 27th December, 2014
The Slieve Donard is such a beautiful setting for a wedding reception, our wedding experience there was an absolute joy. From the start we were very impressed with the various options available at Slieve Donard. Una was extremely pleasant and interested in us and totally efficient in all her dealings with us. She was very approachable and reasonable to speak to about all issues such as rooms, number of guests, the meal etc and advised us very wisely throughout. All of our meetings with Una prior to the day were friendly, relaxed and a very positive experience for us. She always replied quickly to my e-mails and answered any questions to reassure us. No request was too much trouble and ... Read more
by Mary-Jo Tunney on Tue, 18th November, 2014
If you are thinking of booking your wedding reception at the Slieve Donard - don't hesitate- it's amazing. My new husband and I had a fabulous day. The venue is outstanding, the staff were incredible all day long. We were made to feel like a million dollars. All our guests had a ball and everyone said the food was wonderful and piping hot!!! I have to especially thank Chris Stevenson our master of ceremonies- he was fab and even helped my very nervous Dad write his speech. Also want to say a wee thank you to Una Finnegan- Roberts, she was so kind and made me feel really special when I called in at the hotel unannounced before wedding. My ... Read more
by Rebecca Cochrane on Tue, 18th November, 2014
John and I had our wedding reception in The Ballroom in Slieve Donard on 27th Sept 2014. It was literally the most perfect day of our lives. The weather was lovely which meant we got the most stunning pictures taken in the grounds with the sea and Mourne mountains a beautiful backdrop. Our Master of Ceremonies John Breslin was very helpful in the run up to the wedding and made all the planning and extra room decoration we had planned so easy. On the day John could not have been better. He was there exactly when we needed him and invisible the rest of the time, nothing was too much trouble.I could not praise the staff highly enough the waiting ... Read more
by Louise ross on Tue, 18th November, 2014
As a bride recently married in the Slieve Donard resort and spa I would highly recommend this venue for any bride and groom. The staff were so attentive right from before we even booked the venue all the way through to the day after the wedding. They met our every need and gave us a day we will forever treasure! The food was exceptional and the rooms were stunning.
by Samuel Guist on Tue, 4th November, 2014
The Slieve Donard is a stunning location to have your wedding reception with the unique and stunning location, iconic building with fantastic modern interior but what makes this hotel really stand out is the staff, they were fantastic! We got married in May 2014 and chose the Slieve Donard hotel after looking at many venues, but the location, views and honeymoon suits where probably factors in choosing the venue but it is the service that we will remember it for. We had a dedicated wedding organiser (Chris Stevenson) at the hotel and he really was amazing, nothing was a problem no matter how big (moving 3 large statutes!) or how small. He made the whole day run without a single ... Read more
by Margaret Carson on Tue, 16th September, 2014
My husband and I had a fantastic experience at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating. Special mention has to go to Mohammad, who we felt went that extra mile to facilitate our guests and us. Everything went very smoothly, and we very much felt that we were being looked after by experts in the organisation of weddings! We have had many comments from our guests about how good the experience was and how highly they rated the Slieve Donard. I would definitely recommend the Slieve Donard to other people who are considering a venue for their wedding reception. I have always found it to be a warm and welcoming place, and I will ... Read more
by Clare Boyd on Wed, 27th August, 2014
From start to finish our wedding journey could not have been better. I knew when it came to looking for a venue if it was going to be a hotel that the Slieve Donard would be the one for us. When we went to view it for the first time we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome! We were made to feel like ours was the only upcoming wedding and nothing was a big hassle. I simply fell in love. The journey that followed was a complete pleasure. Any questions or queries were answered at the end of a telephone/email and this really put me at ease. The day itself was simply perfect, if anything went wrong I ... Read more
by Nikki Horn on Sat, 2nd August, 2014
We had an amazing day at the slieve donard and our guests had an amazing day as well which I'm sure was all down to the slieve donard and the staff who made the day happen. The food was amazing and served on time with any of the guests who had special dietary requirements getting what we had requested:). The food was piping hot which was great :). We really enjoyed our meal and the hospitality from the slieve donard which had every thing set out and organised :). We would just like to thank everyone involved :). The chanellier room is beautiful would just love to do it all again :).
by Mrs somers on Wed, 30th July, 2014
Our wedding party was truly fabulous at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. I only wish that we had stayed another night. The staff were exceptionally kind, helpful and made us feel very special. Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the surroundings and the whole Slieve Donard experience too. We could not have had a more memorable day. The attention to detail, from the personalised gift in our room to the menu and individual service was top quality. We would highly recommend the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa to all perspective brides and grooms. The experience for us was outstanding.
by Victoria and Richard Smith on Thu, 24th July, 2014
We had our wedding at the Slieve Donard in April 2014. The venue was amazing, staff were helpful, reassuring, well organised, friendly, approachable and most importantly calm! The day of the wedding went smoothly without any glitches and everyone had a great day. The food was beautiful and wonderfully presented. I would highly recommend the Slieve Donard as a wedding or reception venue (or both!!)
by Aisling McCann on Wed, 22nd January, 2014
We had an amazing wedding day at the Slieve Donard. Everything on the day was fantastic, the staff, the food, the setting it was all perfect, nothing was too much bother! They helped me plan out what I needed for the day , and let us make updates right up to the day before.We had also booked rooms in the hotel for family and friends which they loved. The receptionist was able to upgrade most rooms which was a amazing and they were all beautiful, it was an added bonus for our guests and one which was a lovely surprise. The overall setting of the Slieve is hard to beat, right beside the sea and mountain back drop which was ... Read more
by Anne-Marie Cottage on Fri, 17th January, 2014
We got married in the Slieve Donard on New Years Eve 2013. I cannot put into words just how amazing our experience was at the hotel. Having arranged our entire wedding from Dubai and Cyprus (we both work abroad) Laura Hanna and her team were more than accommodating and patient when dealing with our requests. We even managed to do most of our meetings via email or telephone! The venue itself is just magical. Christmas is a particularly magical time of the year anyway but the venue dazzled with lights and trees and the warm open fire in reception was just stunning. We were so lucky to have our photographs taken outside, with the magnificent view of the mountains and ... Read more
by Martina and Jon on Fri, 3rd January, 2014
The Slieve Donard Hotel did a fantastic job with our wedding and we enjoyed every single second, the professionalism of the staff, the level of service provided was outstanding. I would highly recommend the Slieve Donard to anyone getting married, they take the stress out of the big day and help in any way that they can especially Laura from the Events Team who was an absolute star and I cannot thank enough. The Slieve Donard will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will be back every year for our anniversary.
by Elizabeth Carson on Thu, 12th December, 2013
Highly recommend the Slieve Donard. All the staff were very helpful from the moment we enquired about dates. The whole organisation ran very smoothly and Mohammed who was looking after us on the day made sure that every last detail was sorted. The food was excellent, tasty and plenty to eat for the hungry farmers we had as guests! We were definitely treated well including our suite for our first night as Mr and Mrs! Couldn't have faulted a thing and would recommend anyone thinking of getting married to consider the Slieve as a wonderful venue with spectacular views to enjoy.
by Christopher and Cara Hagan on Mon, 2nd December, 2013
We got married in May 2013 and we definitely picked the perfect wedding reception venue! From the moment we went to look around the hotel prior to booking it, we were looked after by all the staff! Mohammed was our wedding coordinator and he made sure we had everything we wanted for our day - the day ran perfectly with his guidance! We can honestly say that nothing went wrong on our day :-) We, and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality, location and food in the Slieve Donard, and have no hesitation in recommending it to others! We have already been back to celebrate a birthday! Perfect!
by John and Rebecca on Thu, 28th November, 2013
We had a fantastic time at the Slieve Donard for our wedding and couldnt recommend it enough. The hotel and organisational staff, both leading up to and during the day, were extremely helpfull and professional. Everything about the day was perfect, the way they welcomed guests, pre drinks, organising guests into the function room and the whole evening ran without a glitch. Everyone commented on how beautiful and efficient the meal was and how well the night ran. This was all down to the experience of the staff. The hotel accomidated for everyone and the politness and professionalism of the staff was noticed by all guests. Stayed in suite as part of the package, enjoyed it so much that we ... Read more
by Kelsie and Sean O'Hanlon on Sat, 16th November, 2013
Our experience with the Slieve Donard was beyond spectacular. Coming from the United States, we thought we would have a difficult time planning a wedding abroad. However, Laura, Chris, and their staff were phenomenal. From answering every question we had before coming to Newcastle to the picture perfect reception, we could not have asked for a better experience. Every part of the reception, from the drinks reception, to dinner, to the dancing, to the evening buffet, went off without a hitch. We felt like a prince and princess throughout the evening, from receiving champagne with strawberries upon our arrival to having the plates set down for each part of the meal simultaneously. Moreover, coming from the US, we were amazed ... Read more
by Jill Moffitt on Thu, 14th November, 2013
Everything was perfect and Mohammod is a star!! Thank you