Nicola and I got married on the 24th September 2016. We live in Sydney and knew it was going to be a bit tricky to organise a wedding back in Donegal.
Annette O'Donnell was out wedding organiser and I must say that she was excellent to work with and always kept our minds at ease.Annette always answered our e mails promptly (1 day turnaround). Closer to the wedding we booked in some time to speak to Annette to discuss the more finer details of the day. Again Annette offered her advise and was very helpful.The week leading up to the wedding was our first chance to see the venue and both Nicola and myself were very impressed with the look of the hotel, reception area and McGettigan's bar, also we were impressed with the professional attitude of all the staff.On the day of the wedding everything went off without a hitch, the food and the reception room were both amazing and we could not have wished or asked for anything more.All guests praised the food and how quickly everyone got served. I can not recommend the Clanree Hotel highly enough as a great place to celebrate your big day with family and friends.The rooms in the hotel were very large and comfortable especially the bridal suite.Thanks to all the staff in the Clanree for making our day so special.
Anthony & Nikki McEvoy, September 2016
I cannot recommend the Clanree Hotel highly enough as a wedding reception venue. Everything from the moment we booked right up to when we checked out ran so smoothly! Myself and my husband visited the hotel soon after we got engaged and spoke with Micheal, the manager. We were quite fussy in what we wanted menu wise but absolutely nothing was a problem and he worked with us to ensure we were happy campers leaving that day!Closer to the wedding, I visited the hotel and met with Annette O'Donnell. She was so reassuring and very down to earth and again, nothing was too much trouble. We had a number of wedding guests traveling from Mayo, Dublin and Galway and there was a bit of uncertainty around who needed rooms booked but no matter how many times plans changed, we were accommodated without question.During the week of the wedding, I met with Antoinette, who managed our special day from start to finish. She is such a professional and so good at what she does. On the day itself, the function room was prepared to such a high standard. Everything looked so well and great care was taken with laying out our table plan and cake stand.The food was absolutely delicious and so many of our guests commented on the high standard - some are still talking about it!
My husband and I cannot thank the Clanree Hotel and its staff enough for making our day so special for us and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone! An absolutely fantastic venue!Thanks so much,The Burkes.
Dorothy & Jason Burke, July 2016
We had our wedding at the Clanree last month can't thank them all enough for a great day! Food and service was excellent so many little touches they made which just added to our day can't thank you enough Jeanette & Timmy Burke x
Jeanette & Timmy Burke, July 2016
My Husband and I booked the Clanree Hotel in 2014 for our wedding on Saturday 23rd July 2016. We found the events management team at the Clanree Hotel, Annette and Antoinette very helpful, offering us guidance when required. Throughout the week leading up to our wedding the management staff were very assuring. On the day prior to our wedding we had left additional extras with Antoinette and Annette which we decided we would like to offer our guests. These included a candy table, photo table and a photoframe to sign. We were assured everything would be set-up for us. On the moment of walking into the Shellbridge Suite it was magical, set-up even nicer than we could ever imagine. The meal and service was first class, highly complimented upon by all our guests. The attention to detail was exceptional and the entire evening was co-ordinated to perfection. If considering the Clanree Hotel we would highly recommend it without any reservations. We could not thank the entire hotel's management and staff enough for such a professional and personal service, for both the wedding day itself and the hospitality offered to our guests staying there.
Charlene & Thomas Melly, July 2016
Amazing! I really cannot recommend the Clanree enough. They certainly know what they are doing when it comes to weddings. A unique, elegant hotel, in a fantastic central location on the immediate outskirts of Letterkenny town. Two stunning ballrooms, plenty of photo opportunities, ample parking, amazing (newly renovated) rooms and bar were the staples that brought us to viewing the Clanree. The warm, personable and easy to work with staff, along with the affordable packages, are what made us jump at the chance to book our wedding there! We got married in June at the Clanree Letterkenny. We really wanted a beautiful relaxed wedding day in a unique venue. After viewing all of the hotels in Letterkenny and the surrounding areas, The Clanree stood out a mile. The lobby with it's beautiful red carpet staircase and white chandelier sets the most amazing scene for pre-dinner tea, scones and drinks. We had our bridal party photos on this stairs and we got beautiful shots of just the two of us from above the chandelier. Our wedding was 150 people so we had the Mac Grianna suite. The bay window was the perfect backdrop to our top table, no fairylit backdrop needed. The food was delicious! The bridal suite was luxurious, we didn't want to leave! Most of our guests stayed in the hotel and they were all extremely impressed with the rooms and service. Dealing with the Clanree was an absolute pleasure. Any question I had, I jotted down in a quick email and Annette was always extremely quick to respond. The staff on the day were just excellent and kept everything running smoothly. Antoinette was just amazing on the day. The little finishing touches that she put together in the room to make it really special and unique to us and our taste was just amazing. She was always there to keep everything running smoothly and was very happy to answer any questions or queries I had.Thank you to everyone at the Clanree Hotel, for making our day so special.
Yvette & Ciaran Diver, June 2016
I couldn't recommend the Clanree for a wedding reception highly enough, we had our reception there on 17th June 2016 and from our very first appointment with Aine we were won over. The appointments we had both with Aine and Antoinette and all the email correspondence between myself and Annette over the course of organising our reception couldn't have been more professional. Nothing we wanted to do was too big or too small they even organised to have the favours from our evening reception placed in our bridal parties rooms as a surprise! I brought a lot of bits and pieces for the room and everything on the day was set up exactly as I wanted I couldn't have asked for anything more. The venue was beautiful and we knew from our first visit we wanted the Shellbridge suite. Our food on the day was amazing and we heard nothing but great reviews from all of our guests! We had Antoinette looking after us on the day and she couldn't have been more attentive from the moment we arrived, she continually checked in with us right up until late in the night and made a point of coming to say goodbye to us and my parents when her shift ended, I can't thank her enough for everything she did for us on the day!! We stayed in the hotel a few times before the wedding and the weekend of the wedding, every member of staff we encountered from reception to the bar were so professional on such a busy weekend that was the Donegal rally!!! I can't wait for an excuse to return to stay the food is excellent and I always feel so at home when I do!!
Natalie & Terrence McCullagh, June 2016
We had our wedding reception here in June and would highly recommend the clanree as a Wedding venue. From the moment we booked the wedding manager annette was more than helpful and a pleasure to deal with throughout the planning. Always pleasant and professional and promptly responded to any queries we had. Excellent for support and advice around the planning! Antoinette was more than helpful on the day of our wedding ensuring top quality service for our guests and ourselves throughout the day. She ensured all ran smoothly for us on the day! The food was delicious and hotel decor beautiful. Would highly recommend the clanree as a Wedding venue.
Debra and Paul, June 2016
We had our wedding reception in the clanree on Saturday the 28th of May the day was perfect from start to finish they couldn't have done anymore and nothing was a bother. They added loads of extra little touches to the set up of the room including beautiful trees at the enterence and lots of little lights. The food was 1st class with plenty of seconds. Annette was great in the run up to the wedding to sort all finer details and antionette was amazing on the day attention to detail and made sure every detail was attended to. She's 1st class in her job. Amazing venue we will definetly be back for a we break and our 1st year anniversary.
Ruth & Rory Brolly, May 2016
The Clanree hotel was so fantastic on our wedding day. It's such an amazing hotel with excellent staff and really is the perfect place for your special day. I would highly recommend it to any couples planning their wedding and looking for a top class venue.
Ciara Bonner, May 2016
From the moment we booked the Clanree for our wedding everything was easy. Annette was with us step by step and and made the planning so easy and we didn't have a worry. Antoinette on the day couldn't do enough for us, she went above and beyond. She was so professional from helping me with my dress to making sure everyone had enough to eat, she really was a big part of making our day perfect. All the guests loved the room and said the food was amazing. The Clanree really made sure we had the perfect wedding and we cannot thank them enough.
Megan & Lee McFadden, May 2016
We had our wedding here on the 14th of May. This hotel is AMAZING. From the day we first walked in and got the full tour of the hotel we knew it was the one for us. The staff are very friendly and cannot do enough for you. Annette was our wedding co-ordinator and she is such a lady and made us feel so at ease with all, on the big day we had Antoinette which again was a lady and couldnt do enough for us she sure made the day go perfect. I would most definitely recommend this hotel and just wish we could do it all over again ☺️ We will defo be having lots of visits to the hotel for breaks. Xx
Bronagh & Declan McAshea, May 2016
We booked our wedding 9th April 2015 for 9th April 2016. I was a bit worried about how difficult it would be to organise a wedding in 12 months, and also the fact that the clanree is a 90 minute journey from home so it's not like I could pop in. From day 1 Annette was available to answer any questions and to help us plan our day. We also had two appointments with Antoinette in the run up who was amazing and such a help. As always on the day all the guest had arrived before me and I was anxious to see the venue, room etc... It was perfect. Every detail no matter how small was arranged just as I wanted. The clanree staff put 100% into our day, our meal was beautiful and service was superb. The bar was well staffed and no big waits, which isn't easy with 170 guests. A real friendly atmosphere from everyone.I am so glad I chose this hotel for my wedding and have amazing memories of my big day thanks to them.Thanks to all the clanree staff and especially Annette and Antoinette, can't reccomend you all highly enough.
Stephen and Michelle, April 2016
We had a fabulous time at the Clanree and I believe this was down to the professionalism of the staff and the grandness of the venue itself. All of the guests enjoyed the wedding immensely from the lovely and ample food to the stylish bar, the spacious, well appointed bedrooms, ample parking and the great leisure facilities. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the whole day went off without a hitch. I believe we got excellent value for money. It meant also a great deal to us that the Clanree only does one wedding per day even though it can do two.The greatest compliment I can give is that should I ever marry again I would certainly consider the Clanree!
Gemma & Bill McDonald, April 2016
We had our wedding reception in the Clanree on 2nd April. Everything was spot on from start to finish. Annette was easy to deal with in the run up to the wedding and her colleagues on the day were fantastic with us. From the girls on reception to the the bar staff etc we had no complaints whatsoever. The room looked great on the day and the food was excellent, not just for the top table but everyone we spoke to afterwards. I would thoroughly recommend the Clanree and I know that at least one of our guests has decided to have her reception there also since seeing it.
Aindrea & Sean McMahon, April 2016
We were married in May 2015, we only booked a few months in advance but nothing was a problem for the staff of the Clanree! I fell in love with the new ballroom and after meeting with the staff we knew it was the venue for us! We are a fairly relaxed couple and left most things up to the hotel, and they didn't let us down we couldn't be happier with everything on the day! The staff were very attentive, staying nearby incase we needed them! The little surprise before dinner was a lovely touch, the servers were amazing! We couldn't fault a thing on the day, the food was fantastic and all the little details were well looked after! We would highly recommend the Clanree for a wedding!
Shauna and Derek Heena
We got married last Christmas at the Clanree hotel. I would highly recommend the hotel for a wedding. Annette and Antoinette were always available to ensure each little detail was perfect on the day. They were both very helpful and friendly, they put us at ease and we knew they had everything under control. The meal was superb and the service exemplary, we had 370 guests and the team at the Clanree ensured they all received top class meals. The staff were friendly, efficient and very helpful. The accommodation at the Clanree is beautiful and guests were delighted with their rooms and breakfast the next morning. Our Christmas wedding was simply magical , the hotel was decorated like a winter wonderland with Christmas trees, fairy lights, a crib, garland and the elegant decorations added to the photographs of our special day. We would highly recommend the hotel as the perfect wedding venue for anytime of year!
Claire Murrray, Dec 2015
Dear Annette, Antoinette and the staff of the Clanree, We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day so special. From the way the ceremony room was decorated, the food, the service and even the attention that was paid to us throughout our stay over the weekend of our wedding was second to none. Annette, from the get go anything that we asked or enquired about wasn’t a problem and there were very few “no’s” involved. During the lead up to our special day you kept in contact with us making sure that we were happy with everything and no matter how many times we changed our minds about things you never made us feel that we were ever a bother to you! On the day before the wedding we had left out a few boxes of decorations and trinkets that we wanted to use throughout our ceremony and reception and you assured us that you would make sure that everything would be just as it was supposed to be and sure enough I could not have been happier with the layout of the ceremony room and the reception room. Antoinette from the moment that we stepped into the hotel that day of our wedding and throughout the day itself you were by our side should we have wanted/needed to get hold of anything you were there on hand. If myself and Martin had to do it all again would we choose The Clanree?? Without a doubt we would definitely choose The Clanree again and we would highly recommend it as a wedding venue to any newly engaged couple! A huge Thank You for everything!!!
Tara & Martin Orr, October 2015
I don't even know where to begin in saying how fantastic the Clanree hotel in letterkenny were for our wedding day on Saturday 26th September 2015....from the very first day we went into the Clanree to check availability over 3 years ago we were made feel so special and that never changed throughout all the meetings, emails and endless phone calls!! As for the day itself everything from start to finish went like clockwork nearly 3 months after our guests are still raving about the quality throughtout the entire hotel!!! And also how they didnt want to check out when it came the time!!! The staff are amazing, the rooms were fantastic and the food is second to none!! Both myself and Sean cannot thank Annette, Antoinette and Caroline enough for all their help in making our day so special!
Donna & Shaun Ryan, September 2015
We had our wedding at Clanree Hotel on 22nd August this year. Everything was perfect & Annette was just so helpful from the beginning up until our big day :) she made us feel at ease at all times & nothing was ever a problem. The food was excellent as well as the service on the day. I would highly recommend Clanree hotel for your wedding. Massive thanks to Annette, Antoinette & all the staff for making our special day trouble free & so special. Mr & Mrs Egerton X
Bernie & Chris Egerton, November, 2015
Got Married in October 2015 and had our reception at the Clanree Hotel, we cannot express highly enough of our experience of our wedding here. Everything was perfectly and professionally done. Great staff and newly decorated rooms. Bridal suite was amazing. The reception room was beautifully decorated with fab lighting and massive chandeliers. Every course of the meal was gorgeous, plus everyone got served very quickly and guests are still talking about how delicious it was. plenty of seconds too!! Antoinette was a fantastic planner, nothing was a problem, she is really great at her job. Also Annette was on hand for all my emails etc. My son was pageboy he is nearly 3, staff were great with him. Also Mc Gettigans bar attached to the hotel is very modern and lively. Beautiful breakfast in the morning with plenty of choice. overall a fantastic wedding had by all. Cannot wait to stay again soon. U will not be disappointed booking your wedding here, such a stress free & smooth day as staff are very professional. We got such great feedback from our guests of this hotel and they are planning to visit again. Thanks so much for making our Wedding Day so special.
Donna & Dylan Chisholm, October 2015
Just a wee message to say thank you to you and the staff of the Clanree for a wonderful day on Saturday. We couldn't have hoped for better. The food was fantastic, service was very quick and the room was beautiful. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Our son had a sore ankle and one of the staff, a lady with dark hair and a suit jacket, went and got him "magic chewing gum" and it was suddenly better!! Thanks again to yourself and Antoinette for all your help and attention to detail. It made our day run so smoothly and we will definetly be recommending the Clanree to anyone looking to get married.
Mr & Mrs Benny Bonner, November 2015
We had our wedding reception at the Clanree Hotel on Saturday 1st August 2015. We could not have asked for more and would highly recommend the Clanree Hotel as a wedding venue. On the lead up to the wedding, Annette was highly professional and accommodating, no request was too big or too small. All the little details and personal touches we asked for were all taken care of. Dinner service was top class, our guests were very complimentary about the quality and quantity of food, especially the steak. The reception staff looked after our guests, rooms are tasteful decorated and spacious. The Shellbridge suite is beautiful, and was a stunning backdrop for our wedding. Antoinette and the staff made our day memorable, their attention to detail, professionalism and the courtesy they showed our guests was outstanding. The hotel, food, staff and service was wonderful. We could not have asked for more. A special thank you to Annette and Antoinette for making our day so special. To any future couples reading this review, don't hesitate to choose the Clanree Hotel, we will never forget our special day there. Thomas & Dawn
Dawn & Thomas Browne on Sun, 13th September, 2015
Myself and my husband just had our wedding reception at the Clanree on the 14th of August 2015. I cannot thank Annette and Antoinette enough. The day went off without a hitch, service was top class and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend the Clanree for weddings, and I have to mention the reception suite, what a stunning room and the perfect setting. A big thank you to the Clanree, its staff and Annette & Antoinette.
Lauren & Ronan Gibson, 14th August 2015
We would like to thank the staff at the Clanreefor a brilliant wedding day. I have to say from start to finish it ran so smoothly and nothing was ever a bother. I would especially like to thank Annette. It was a pleasure planning the big day with your help, you made it stress free as we were planning the big day from Australia. I would also like to thank Tori, we had forgotten a few things in the hotel and she did not hesitate to personally drop them to me. The Clanree definitely go above and beyond. Thanks again Sean and Caitriona Flanagan.
Caitriona & Sean Flanagan, 04th July 2015
Just getting round to sending you an email to say thanks a million for all you and your staff did to make myself and Dennis’ wedding day so special. We could not fault anything. Everything was perfect. The hall looked amazing. The food was fab - everyone commented on how tasty it was and how hot it was! Well done to the chefs and kitchen staff!
We want to say a big thanks to Aine and another lady with blonde hair (sorry we did not catch her name) who made sure everything ran smoothly on the day. I also want to say thanks to all the floor staff especially to Twait who was very good and patient with the children’s table!
Thank you also to the staff (housekeeping, reception & breakfast room) the following day who helped look for Dennis’ ring, which thankfully we found in his bag later that night!
A special thanks to you Annette for all the planning and preparations in the months leading up to the wedding. Thank you for all the meetings and for replying to my endless emails, especially in the week running up to the wedding!! All my requests were met which I was delighted with!
We would highly recommend The Clanree Hotel to other couples who are thinking of having their wedding reception here. Great staff & great food! Thanks again,
Joanne & Dennis, 13/6/2015
We were more than happy with the AMAZING service provided by the Clanree for our wedding. From day one, we felt like everything was made as simple as possible reducing any stress or pressure. The room was perfectly set up!!! The food was amazing (i had to hear this from guests as I couldn't eat a thing because of excitement ☺) The service, buffet. ...everything was just spot on. I couldn't fault one thing about our whole experience with the clanree. I would highly recommend the Clanree and im soo happy we eventually got a date sorted there and were lucky enough to have our reception there. So a HUGE thanks to Annette /Antoinette and also to each and every member of staff who ensured our entire day ran smoothly!!
Bridget McGeday, 30th May 2015
We recently got married in the clanree, we had a fantasic day everything was perfect. We had so many compliments from ours guest saying how beautiful the hotel was including the dinner ☺ we would highly recommend the clanree
Carly Hillick & Jonathon Hillick, 22nd May 2015
We had our wedding ceremony and Reception in the clanree on 17th April 2015, we cannot praise the hotel enough for everything they done for us from start to finish. We would like to thank Annette who helped with the preparations for the actual wedding ceremony & Reception itself and also to Antoinette and her team for the service we received during the meal was first class the meal itself was outstanding we had so many guests saying to us after how much they enjoyed the meal. Would highly recommend the clanree hotel for your wedding reception they couldn’t of done enough for us Thanks Jacinta & Paul Foy
Jacinta & Paul Foy, 17th April 2015
Well what can we say but only an outstanding venue!!! From start to finish just perfect. We really could not have asked for more, from our arrival at the hotel to the end of the night, everything just went great. A very big thank you Annette and all the staff who made our day so special and who were very professional and of course to the staff in Mc Gettigans also who did a great job upon our guests arrival... We would highly recommend the Clanree Hotel to any couple on choosing a venue for their wedding. You won't be disappointed!! Thank you once again, Mickey & Marylee.
Marylee & Mickey Dohery, 10th April 2015
Ruairi and I were delighted with the Clanree for our wedding venue. From the attentive staff, lovely food, newly decorated rooms and our reception hall everything was amazing and looked fabulous. The staff were friendly and approachable and Annette always met our needs whatever we requested. The Clanree was everything and more!!!! We will definitely visit again. The new room was amazing. We had great craic on our wedding day and nite. What was lovely was the way the staff greeted us when we arrived at the hotel with champagne and the foyer looked class!!! I would highly recommend the Clanree for a wedding venue from quality and value and most of all for the best nite and venue. Our package also included part honey moon to Dubai which was a once in a life time opportunity and we will always cherish that experience thanks to the Clanree. The Clanree, letterkenny and weddings go well together!!!!!:) xxxx
Lisa & Ruairi O'Connor, 06th March 2015
We had our wedding at the clanree hotel On 7th Novemer 2015. As we were having a civil ceremony the bridal party and me stayed in the hotel, the night before. I was able to see the ceremony room set upmand make any changes. Nothing was a problem and I was made feel so at ease. There was no problem getting our breakfast brought to the room in the morning as hair and make were starting early. We alsomhad tea and sandwichs brought at lunch time. Anything we asked was accomodated. I was so realxed themorning of the wedding and this was cause I knew everything was in good hands with Annette and the team. I would recommend the Clanree to anyone thinking on getting married. You will not be disappointed.
Lynda & Clive McGirr, 07th November 2014
We had our wedding reception in the Clanree on Saturday 27th September 2014.. From start to finish I cannot thank the hotel and it's staff for all their hard work and effort.. Annette & Antoinette where so professional and ensured everything we wanted and more was possible...food was fantastic and drinks where flowing... The newly refurbished room looked amazing and the staff had it set out perfectly... My husband and I had the best day of our lives and our guests had a fantastic day... Highly recommended to anyone who wish to use the hotel, they won't be disappointed... Wish we could do it all again... Mr & Mrs Cuffe
Clare & JohnPaul, 27th September 2014
Just wish to thank all staff involved in Julie & Gavin wedding which was on 21 June 14'. The food as superb all guest comment on how lovely it was presented and the taste delicious, all staff in serving and bar staff ,especially I would like to mention Antoinette Coyle as she seemed to be head of her team she was a lovely lady who seems to get the best from her team. Her mannerism and helpfulness was second to none. Everyone was saying lovely words about her it just goes to show that we all notice kindness and friendliness. So on behalf of all my family I wish to congratulate all for giving us a truly wonderful experience and all at short notice for you. Many thanks again. I hopefully will be visit you hotel in Dubai very shortly and experience all you good hospitality all again. From Deborah and Daniel Toland
Deborah & Daniel, 21st June 2014
Dear Clanree Hotel, Wanted to say Big Thank you for everything you did for us on our Big Day 23.05.2014 Katarina & Gavin Especially Big Thank You goes to Antoinette and Aine - absolutely amazing people, helpful, always smiling, and all the staff in Food & Beverage on that day. Wedding Meal was absolutely delicious Big Thank You to the Chef and great service really fast have to say, our guests really impressed with service between the meals. Absolut shocker was when they served the main course for the top table. Real fun, sending few pictures ... Delicious evening buffet food also impressed our guests and they keep talking about that all the time, lots of food, especially they loved chicken goujons and sandwiches. Our Bridal suite beautiful room well captured the moments of the Big Day before Church and of course your impressive staircase in Reception area captured romantic pictures off newly happily married couple.... Thank you again Best wishes Katarina & Gavin
Katarina & Gavin, 23rd May 2014
Thank you to The Clanree for making our wedding planning so easy!! We planned our wedding from new Zealand and Annette made us feel perfectly at ease with choosing the Clanree as our venue. She was amazing at meeting our every request and more! Everything on the day went perfectly from being greeted on arrival and being made feel special. The staff were all really friendly and efficient and met our every needs . The delivery of the food was very impressive. The staff were quick at getting the food out and there was seconds for anyone who had any room left! We would both highly recommend the Clanree as a Wedding venue reception. Everything down from the décor to the food and staff was exceptional. Thank you so much for making our day truly special.. Matt and Pamela x
Pamela & Matt O’Neill
We had our wedding reception here I can honestly say I couldn't fault anything. The staff were very helpful in the run up to the wedding and were brilliant on the day itself.. All our guests had only great things to say, food was beautiful and hot when served and loads of extras were offered. They prepared our function room beautifully and lovely and warm, bedrooms also very comfortable. Staff are so friendly and willing to help with anything (even pinning up my dress!!) nothing seemed a bother. Would highly recommend if anyone is looking for a stress free day. I will definitely be coming back x
We choose to have our reception in the clanree as soon as we seen it. Coming from Co.Antrim we thought it would have been a lot of hassle. Was i wrong, my day couldn't have gone any more smoothly, also the run up. Annette kept me calm and she made everything seem so easy. Everything was perfect. The food was amazing and the decor was to a high standard Thank you for everything Bronagh & Damian
Bronagh & Damien
We had our wedding reception in the Clanree hotel and leisure centre on the 17th August 2013, first of all I would like to praise the work of Annette the wedding co-ordinator, she was on hand for everyone of my queries whether it was coming to the hotel for a look around or a meal in the hotel restaurant to sample the cuisine. My experience of planning the reception was made alot smoother with the help of Annette. She made me, my husband and families feel very confident that our day would be absolutely amazing, which it was. The hotel staff in the Clanree the day of our wedding was an absolute credit to themselves, they couldn't do enough for us and the service was impecable.They looked after us very well and I have to say they made me and my husband feel very special. Each and every member of staff was very attentive to everyone of our guests and alot of our guests commented on how good the food and service was. I cannot fault anything about our day,the room was what I imagined and reflected our theme exactly. The food was absolutely top class and there was plenty of it. The attention to detail and patience that was shown that day was what me and my husband imagined for our wedding day. It was absolutely perfect and I would love to re-live the day all over again.
Natalie & Oran, August 2013
I recently got married in the Clanree on August 3rd this year and can't express how fantastic my whole experience was from planning (thanks Annette!) to the very day itself. Staff were so friendly and professional, everything I asked for was met with a smile and I didn't feel like I was annoying anybody. My guest 's also had a running joke at the wedding and the day after that if you asked staff to blow your nose they probably would as they were so accommodating. Staff were never 'in your face' but seemed to be there when you needed them. I also had a head chef (fussy character) as a guest and he always gives his verdict on the meal, my husband and I were delighted /shocked to hear that he praised the meal that much that he is still chatting about it and how absolutely wonderful it was!! all my guests enjoyed the meal but he was the one we knew could be dissapproving, so hats off to the chef as that was a hard task!!! it was such an amazing and chilled out day that everything was to the highest standard and left me, my husband and guests to completely enjoy ourselves, I would highly reccommmend a pay rise to all at the Clanree (wishful thinking)... I would love to do it all again and just want to thank everyone involved for the best day of my life (so far)!!!!
Sinead & Gregory, August 2013
We celebrated the most wonderful day of our lives at the Clanree hotel, from our initial contact with Annette almost 2 years ago right up until the day after our wedding, Annette was at hand to help at all times. The day itself flew by, but from listening to all our guests, they have all raved about the food and the attentive staff. I couldn't thank Annette and the team enough for helping us make great memories. I would highly recommend the Clanree Hotel to anyone looking for a special place for their special Day x
Anita & Mark, August 2013
We got married in the Clanree hotel on saturday 15th June 2013. From the very first meeting, the staff dealing with our wedding were more than helpful and just couldn't do enough for us. Any suggestion we made was listened to and acted upon. We had our dream wedding, the way we wanted it and everything ran very smoothly. Staff were always at hand if anything was needed on the build up to the big day and on the day itself and this was very reassuring for us. Everyone commented on the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, the lovely building, especially the staircase and the gorgeous meal, which was piping hot and plentiful. Everyone has commented on how great a day it was, we were able to relax and enjoy it all. The hotel staff also collected up all our bits and pieces, i.e. cake topper, lanterns, order of services, table names, table lay out etc and kept them safe for us until we were leaving, so we didn't have this to worry about either, it was just great. The staff also gave us useful information about photo venues, hairdressers, florists, make up artists etc, which was great as we are not from the Letterkenny area. We would like to thank the Clanree for helping to make our day so special for us and we wish them every success
Clare & Rab, June 2013
A Million Thank You's!! Myself and my new husband "Kevin" got married in the Clanree Hotel in June this year. I cant stress how much we appreciate the hard work and dedication of the management and staff of the Clanree. From the initial show around by Annette the hole way through to the morning after our big day no request was too much trouble for the management or staff. I feel in love with the staircase in the lobby from the first time I saw it and the photos turned out just as I imagined them. Annette was always on hand to help me make decisions,offer opinions and recommended what might work for us.It was easy to see she has many years experience in this field, We were made feel like our wedding was the number one priority of the hotel, which we found amazing considering how busy a hotel the Clanree is. On the day we received a warm welcome at the front door and from that moment on there was always a manager on hand to deal with our every request. The staff in the bar and the wait staff were excellent. Many of our guests commented on how friendly and helpful they were. The little things like bringing out the children's meals first and getting them jelly and ice cream while everyone else was on their main course made all the difference to our guests and didn't go unnoticed. The meal itself was exceptional pipping hot and plentiful. We were all even offered second helpings of main course. All in all I cannot recommend the Clanree hotel highly enough. They made our special day even more special with there outstanding service and willingness to go above and beyond.
Many Thanks, Carol and Kevin, June 2013
We had our wedding at the Clanree hotel in May 2013, up until the and the day of the wedding everything went extremely smooth and stress free. The staff were very helpful and couldn't have done enough for us and our guests to make us feel welcome. A lot of our guests complimented us on the high standard of the food and how friendly the staff were. We would highly recommend the Clanree for a wedding venue.
Roisin & Michael, May 2013
Paul & I had our reception in the wonderful Clanree Hotel last February. It was the best day of our lives (to date) and we cannot praise Annette (the Wedding Coordinator) highly enough. She went above and beyond the call of duty both on the day itself and the months leading up to our special day. I cannot extend our thanks enough, yourself and the entire staff were absolutely amazing and made the entire day so much easier by your professionalism. We would also like you to extend our thanks to the entire kitchen staff for the wonderful food on the day, which people are still congratulating us on. Once again many, many thanks to yourself and all the staff for a wonderful and memorable day, it is one we will not forget for many years to come. Best wishes Siobhan & Paul
Siobhan & Paul, February 2013
We were extremely fortunate to have a wonderful wedding day and were blessed with one of the hottest days of the year. Our wedding reception was held at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny and enjoyed every minute of it. From the very first time we viewed the hotel we knew that it was the perfect venue for our wedding reception and had received a warm welcome from day one. The staff were extremely professional and anything that we had requested big or small was never an issue. Our wedding planner manager kept in close contact with us throughout our preparation stage and ensured that the highest standards were met at all times. Our guests received a warm welcome on arrival at the hotel, ensuring they were familiar with the seating arrangements for the reception. The layout of our reception room was perfect and as requested. The hotel staff were courteous and polite at all times which ensured that we and our guests enjoyed the entire day. The food and the service were second to none and many of our guest commented on the food and how beautiful it was on the day. I can still taste the baked Alaska, oh mouth watering :-). We had the most amazing day and the Clanree hotel & staff helped us achieve this. I have no hesitation in recommending the Clanree Hotel to any couple(s) getting married in the future, its just an amazing place to celebrate one of the most important days in a persons life.
Maria & Noel, August 2012
“I would highly recommend the Clanree for good food, service and value for money! The whole wedding process went very smoothly and the Clanree couldn't do enough to help!"
Mary & Kieran, October 2012
"I’m only getting round to email you now to say the biggest Thank You for our wedding we had on the 23rd April past, I could not put into words how delighted we were with everything from start to finish. Especially with yourself [Annette] having just been email you for months and every request you attended to with no hesitation and then having just met you 4 days previous you were so professional to deal with and I felt completely as ease having you organising everything, which you did in great detail. The room where the civil ceremony was so beautiful set up and the dining room completely set and I didn't have to spend one penny the hotel did it all to perfection and to think you would easily pay a couple hundred extra else were for all the chair covers and table to be dresses so well.
The comments from my guest have also be great saying how impressed they were and how well presented it was having one room for ceremony and then moving to the bar and then to the dinning room was fantastic and each step was different but so relaxed, the meal was first class and I in particular enjoyed it which for me is a good thing I’m real fussy when dining out but it was exceptional as all my guest have commented, and even the buffet at night was that good i think it was all eaten. Many people have commented to me that our wedding was they best they have been to and it will be hard for people to beat Pat & Elaine wedding and that I have to say is down to the fantastic hotel and my entertainment.
So once again from the bottom of our heart thank you so so much"
Pat & Elaine, April 2012