"Beautiful setting overlooking the sea"

“We had our wedding reception in The Great Northern in February, we had a great day. Karen and her staff are excellent and couldn’t do enough for us and our families on the day and on the weeks coming up to the wedding. The food was great and the service was nice and quick with no big delays between courses. Everything was geared towards us having the best day possible. The hotel itself has great character and is in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea.”Gavin

"Above and beyond"

"My husband and I came over from America in July 2011 to have our dream Irish wedding and the Great Northern Hotel helped make that dream come true. Karen McEniff went above and beyond in helping us plan every detail from a long distance. Her responses were timely, her suggestions were great, and her execution of plans was spot on. She even helped in ways beyond the reception with pointing me in the right direction for hair and make up, helping my mom find the perfect hat, etc. The rest of the staff was wonderful as well, the food, drink, atmosphere created a day we will never forget. The whole day was absolute perfection and we have people constantly asking when we can go back to recreate the day!" Megan


"The service was absolutely fantastic"

"From the moment we met Karen the wedding co-ordinator to discuss the possibility of having our wedding there she was just fabulous. So attentive and nothing was going to be too much bother, I could tell that from the start. We were delighted she had the date we wanted free and she immediately showed us the function room and the honeymoon suite. In the lead up to the wedding I contacted Karen about several things and she was always so helpful. Even at 11pm the night before the wedding she took a panicked phone call from me as I'd sent my hairpiece up with a box of favours by accidents. On the day of the wedding neither my husband nor I could not fault the service of any of the staff. The service was absolutely fantastic and all the guests commented on how excellent the service and the food were, every table was served at the same time. I just love Karen's attention to detail, there were sandwiches and cake for us in the honeymoon suite when we went up at the end of the night. The breakfast was fabulous the next morning and again the attention to detail was excellent, a bottle of Schloer for me as I don't drink alcohol. We just returned for out one-year anniversary and the service was top notch again. Highly recommend this fabulous hotel!" Eimear 


"Everything down to a T"

We had an amazing time at this hotel for our wedding on the 21st of Feb this year. We had a small family wedding of 25 people and it was great that they could cater for small groups as well.  Karen and Lee the two events organisers couldn't do enough for us leading up to our big day anytime we needed to be reassured of anything, they were there. It was mainly Lee we dealt with and she was both professional and lovely to chat with. The big day came and she had everything down to a T. Everything went exceptionally well, we had our ceremony here overlooking the cliffs and sea, the views were just amazing as we got a really sunny day. As for the reception the meal was so good and more than enough for a body to eat, and the function room was beautiful with beautiful white chaircovers and tablecloths and gold ribbon on the chairs, just decorated lovely. We had our photos taken around various places around the beautiful grounds of this hotel and they turned out fab... We then danced the night away with our guests... and also had an evening buffet... and of course our cake... then sat back and just took it all in... when we headed off to our suite I was so taken aback it was beautiful and everything you could want in it saperate bed area with tv on opposite wall(not that I was even thinking of a tv on my wedding night).. then a lovely sofa around the wooden partition with a beautiful glass table and another tv opposite... also a fireplace which made it look warm and cosy... it was lovely you would have to see it to appreciate it... next morning we had a champagne breakfast with our remaining guests to finish off the experience... it was amazing from start to finish... if I were to do it again I wouldn't change a thing...xx thanks Lee and Karen for making our big day so special and amazing for us...xx Fiona Donaldson