Testimonials From Happy Wedding Couples
“Brilliant staff and great food”
5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 20 September 2015
I attended the hotel for a wedding on 22nd of august 2015 the staff were very friendly and were on hand all the time the rooms were very clean spacious and the food was great too. i would recomend this hotel 100% the rest of my family stayed here aswell and was so impressed with it to would definitely come back and stay
“The perfect wedding”
5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 3 September 2015
We recently held our wedding reception at the Downings Bay Hotel and they delivered on all levels. We were delighted with the attentiveness of all the staff but a special mention to Eileen and Joan who demonstrated a first class 'can do' attitude to all our requests, no matter how big or small. they are a credit to the hotel and great ambassadors for the area.
As we travelled from Scotland with many of our guests coming from various parts of the UK and Ireland, many of our guests including ourselves stayed at the hotel for a few days preceding and after the wedding. We are so pleased that all of our guests have expressed their delight at the levels of service, the location, and value for money they received during their stay. The rooms are very clean and fitted to an excellent specification - much better than many 4 star establishments we have stayed in. The food was fabulous and the comments from all our guests was again very complimentary. The feedback we got from other suppliers to the wedding, such as our band, florists, etc were all very complimentary of how easy it is to work with the Downing's Bay Hotel.
Importantly, myself and my wife were made to feel like VIP's throughout our whole stay and the bridal suite with the solid 4 poster bed was the icing on the cake.
We regularly visit Downings to visit family and friends yet will always visit and stay at the Downings Bay hotel. They made us feel like family and helped make our occasion very special for us and our guests.
“Wedding Reception and three night stay”
5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 4 weeks ago
My Wife and I recently got married (22/08/2015) and held our reception in Downings Bay Hotel. We chose the venue because we stayed there the night we got engaged and were sold by the charm of not only the hotel and it's setting but, also, the charm of the staff working there. They were genuinely happy for us, generous with their compliments and never tried to push the sale of their hotel as a wedding venue, which I loved. But when I made the inquiry about their wedding packages they were more than helpful and willing to go the extra mile to meet our needs.
They continued to do so throughout the year and half of planning and really made the whole experience stress-free for us. The wedding day in a nut-shell, 'was perfect.' The staff were so friendly and accommodating (as always) and the whole day ran smoothly for us. The photographs and speeches went on a bit longer than anticipated (my fault) so the catering staff were set back over half an hour, but the dinners were promptly served, hot and to perfection, without fuss. The function room was decorated beautifully and to our taste, with a good sized dance floor and well-placed bar. We stayed in the hotel for the next few days, they let us stay in the honey-moon suite for the next few nights also so we didn't have the hassle of having to move our things.
The excellent service from the staff continued to impress both us and our guests throughout the stay. All our guests keep commenting on and complimenting the excellence of the venue, it's staff and their services.
I would highly recommend Downings Bay as a Wedding Venue or relaxing retreat, not only is it great value for money, with amazing staff, everything about it epitomizes the charm of the Donegal coast.
"Thank you all for a wonderful day!"
It's difficult to express just how fantastic everyone at Downings Bay Hotel were in hosting our recent wedding reception. Right from the start, Eileen and the team made it their priority to make our day special. In particular, we appreciated the efforts they went to in providing us with an Indian buffet for the wedding menu - many of our guests have told us that this was the best wedding food they had ever had! Throughout the planning, the whole team gave us such great service and on the day, you made our guests feel really welcome. We're sure that you'll see a few of them come back in years to come - we know we definitely will do!
Suma and Diarmaid
Just a quick note to congratulate you and your team on your new wedding packages.
From our own experience you and your team did a great job.We had our wedding in
your hotel on 30th May 2009 and everything was perfect (even the weather!) As
half of our guests travelled from Tipperary, they all commented on the great
service the hotel provided. (apart form the bar running out of Bulmers cider,
ye had to get some from pub next door!!!!)
From start to finish everything was easy, you gave great advice and let me get
on with the things I wanted to do myself. Everything you said would be done was
Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food, everyone raved about it for ages after.
Our Tipperary guests today still go on about the lovely area with the beach,
scenery and things to do.
Our day was perfect and I would have no problem in recommending Downings Bay
Hotel as a ideal wedding venue
Thank you again and Best of Luck