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Clayton Hotel Galway

Ballybrit, Galway
Capacity
500
Reviews (76) 5/5
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Think Contemporary, Stylish and Chic – think the Four Star Clayton Hotel, Galway.

Offering a contemporary setting, with professional service, exquisite cuisine and acute attention to detail for your Wedding Day the Clayton Hotel located in Ballybrit, Galway City is one of Galway’s most desirable wedding venues.

The Clayton Ballroom is located on the first floor of the hotel. It is elegantly designed and with a portable dance floor and stage, interchangeable ceiling lighting, two bars, natural daylight and blackout blinds. Catering for up to 400, you can make it the venue you need it to be.

It is truly understood at the Clayton just how important your wedding day is to you. With an experienced management team and friendly, professional team the Clayton can offer the attention to detail and personal touch that will ensure you have a day to remember. Our professional team will help with all of your queries even down to the smallest details such as the flowers, menus and music. We will ensure that your special day is an amazing experience for your guests. Exquisite and flawless coordination of every detail on your wedding day is guaranteed.

With New All Inclusive Packages available from only €45.00 per person, the Clayton Hotel offers value for money packages including everything from the pianist on arrival to flowers arrangements and chair-covers.

Karina Duffy our dedicated wedding coordinator will greet you on your very first visit and will be with you every step of the way until your big day to ensure your day runs flawlessly.

Choose from our array of all inclusive packages, starting from only €45.00 per person to include:

  • Red carpet & pianist on arrival
  • Champagne reception for the Bride & Groom and bridal party
  • Our commitment to one wedding party per day
  • Arrival drinks reception
  • Complimentary chair covers & co-ordinated sashes.
  • Fresh floral table arrangements and candelabra.
  • 4 course gourmet menu, served with House Wine
  • Microphones for your Speeches
  • Complimentary cake stand and knife
  • Bar extension
  • Evening finger food buffet, tea & coffee
  • A dedicated Banqueting Manager ensuring perfection throughout your day
  • Menu tasting for the Bride and Groom prior to the big day
  • Presidential Suite for Bride and Groom on the night of your Wedding
  • Two extra complimentary bedrooms for guests of your choice.
  • Special accommodation rates for wedding guests

Please contact Karina directly on (091) 721904 or e-mail [email protected] to arrange an appointment and let the planning process for your dream wedding commence. Full details of each of our Wedding Packages are available on our website: www.claytonhotelgalway.ie

ClaytonHotel
Ballybrit
Galway

Tel: 091 721900
Fax: 091 721901
www.claytonhotelgalway.ie

Clayton Hotel Galway is a Hotel Wedding Venue in Galway servicing weddings throughout the local area including Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Clare, Tipperary, Offaly.

Clayton Hotel Galway is a professional Hotel Wedding Venue that has been part of the Hotel Wedding Venues industry for many years specialising in fabulous dream weddings and a variety of packages.

Reviews

Review by
We first met Karina in January 2017 and after having spoken to her for less than 5 minutes we knew that the Clayton was where we wanted our wedding to be. From booking that day, right up until the day we checked out after our wedding, no request was too big or too small and every single detail was catered to without any fuss. Karina, Carmel and their team looked after us and our guests on the day so well and nothing was left out. 2 months later, people are still talking about our day and how brilliant the Clayton were. Highly recommend meeting with Karina in the Clayton before you decide on your Galway wedding venue.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Fidelma & Darragh, that’s so lovely, really great to hear that your guests are still talking about the hotel, what more could we ask for. I will pass on your thanks to Carmel and the team here also. Thanks again for taking the time to write us a review, we really do appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you back at the Clayton again soon.
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One of the best hotels, I would recommend everything, especially in terms of organizing wedding. One just need to choose the venue the hotel and the wedding coordinator Karina Duffy will take care of everything. She makes sure everything will go error less. I wish the hotel best of luck. 5 star from my side.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Nitesh for the 5 star review and the recommendation, we are so happy to hear that you felt so well looked after. We loved looking after you both, as I just said to Marina, you made us all cry! We hope to see you again soon. Karina, Carmel & all the team.
Review by
It's an amazing place to stay and to celebrate any important event. My husband and me celebrated our wedding at this hotel and it was absolutely amazing. The food, the service, the wedding planner and her assistant. Our guests were so comfortable with everything and the rooms were stunning! Couldn't be better!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Marina for the very kind words, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the day and were happy with the food and the service here. We loved looking after you both, you made us all cry at your ceremony! We hope to see you again soon. Karina, Carmel & all the team.
Review by
Would highly highly recommend The Clayton Hotel Galway. We got married here on 2 November 18 & the hotel could not have made our amazing day better. Karina their wedding planner, was just fantastic & goes out of her way to make your special day magic . We were treated like royalty on the day . Want to do it all over again !! If you’re thinking about getting married here, think no more!! You won’t regret it! Food was amazing too! Our room was out of this world!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Donna & Clive, thanks so much for the lovely review and the very kind words. To hear that you felt that you were treated like royalty on the day really makes us proud. We couldn’t ask for any more than that. Do call back in and see us for a coffee and a catchup when you are passing and we wish you every happiness for your future together. Thank you again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Review by
Highly recommend this hotel , wedding package is the best in galway great value money , as for karina she’s is the best at her job and absolutely lady great help with organizing everything dunno what I would done without her xx love this hotel always have family occasions here will not disappoint xx beautiful hotel and honeymoon suite ????????????
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Melissa for the recommendation and the very kind words. It was lovely to look after you and Brian for your big day. Hope to see you both again very soon :)
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Myself and my wife celebrated our wedding there recently. I cannot thank Karina enough and all the staff for the work they did on the day. They went over and beyond for the whole day. The attention to detail was amazing. We couldn't be anymore happy how the day went. It was the best choice to go to the Clayton. We def be back for more events.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks Melissa & Brian for your very kind words. We loved looking after you both and all your guests. Do call back in again to see us soon. Wishing you lots of love, luck and laughter for your married life together. Karina, Carmel & all the Clayton team.
Review by
We had our wedding at the Clayton Hotel Galway and we were very impressed with the food, accommodation and the staff. We had a large number of guests travelling from Cork and there was plenty of room for anyone who wished to stay. There was no restriction on the number of rooms that could avail of the wedding rate, in fact it was so reasonably priced, a large number of guests stayed two nights. We were very impressed with Karina's advice, knowledge and calm demeanour and we would highly recommend the Clayton.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Happy New Year to you both and thanks so much for the very lovely review. I hope that all is well with you both and that married life is going great. Lovely to hear that you would recommend the hotel and myself. I look forward to seeing you both back at the Clayton again soon. Thank you again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
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We had our wedding a week ago in the Clayton Hotel Galway. We had an amazing day. Karina was our Wedding Coordinator and we honestly couldn't speak highly enough of her. We met Karina back in November and from then right up until our Wedding, she couldn't have done more for us. She was so professional, helpful, approachable and friendly. Nothing was hassle and anything we asked for, she made sure we got. On the day the entire staff made sure our day was amazing and everything ran smoothly. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We would definitely recommmend this hotel to anyone thinking of a Galway Wedding. Thanks a million Karina and all Staff. Aileen & Emmett
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you Aileen & Emmett for the very kind words. It was such a pleasure to look after you both and all your guests and we wish you all the happiness in the world for your future together. Thank you again, so happy to hear that you would recommend us. We hope to see you back at the Clayton again soon, Karina & all the Clayton team :)
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We had our wedding here at the Clayton Galway 13.10.18 and from the minute we met Karina a year prior to our big day, we knew we had made the right choice. Nothing was too much trouble, all of our ideas were supported and encouraged. Karina was professional, warm and friendly and made sure our whole vision for our day came true. All of the staff on the day went above and beyond, but huge thanks in particular to the two Noels who made sure everything went like clockwork and also made sure Every single one of our guests had a fantastic weekend from start to finish. We have received many compliments from our guests about the food, accommodation and service that they received that weekend and we wanted to make sure that they were passed on to yerselves. Thanks again Karina and team. Hopefully see you all soon.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Laura & Patrick for the really lovely review. We are so happy to hear that your guests had such a fantastic weekend and that you received so many compliments. I have passed on your thanks to the team and in particular to the two Noels who were chuffed with the feedback. Do call in and see us anytime, we would only love to see you both. Thank you again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Review by
Simply amazing and the best place to have our wedding ! Karina and team looked after us from the first day , very organised , nothing is too much to ask ,organising our wedding from the UK was so easy with Karina and she was so helpful each time . The food service, and package was amazing everyone commented on the day how good the food was . The honeymoon suite is the best in galway .Thank you so much to all the team at the clayton hotel galway , we would highly recommend this hotel for weddings .
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Laura & Mark for the lovely review. Really great to hear that you would recommend us. I hope married life is going great and I hope to see you both back at the Clayton again soon. Wishing you both every happiness for your married life together. Thank you again, Karina.
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We cannot recommend The Clayton highly enough. We had our ceremony and reception in the hotel and we had such a fabulous day. The staff are exceptional. They were very welcoming, friendly and professional. Karina is beyond brilliant at her job. She made the whole planning process stress free and enjoyable as we knew our wedding was in very capable hands. We have no hesitation in highly recommending The Clayton in Galway as a wedding venue.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Maria and Michael for the very lovely review. I hope that all is well with you both and that married life is going well. Lovely to hear that you would recommending the team here and myself :) I am glad that I was able to make the whole planning process stress free and enjoyable for you. I look forward to seeing you both back at the Clayton again soon. Thank you again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
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Karina and staff were extremely accomnodating and were very helpful whenever we had any questions Anything we suggested or wanted did'nt seem to be a problem. The staff were very professional and friendly, this is something that was noted by many of our guests. The food was delicious and we were thrilled to hear our guests raving about the meal Our wedding day in the Clayton was amazing and I would love to relive it. We would highly recommend this venue. Our special day went so smooth. Thank you so much for your help and efforts in making our wedding day so special. It was more than we could ever dreamed of, we would also like to compliment your staff whose exceptional professionalism and friendliness will be long remembered.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Laura & Martin for the very kind words. We are all so happy to hear that you had an amazing day and that you would love to relive it. Great to hear that your guests raved about the food. Thanks for the recommendation, we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Karina & all the team at the Clayton.
Review by
Can't recommend the Clayton enough for weddings. Karina the wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing and so accommodating as were all the staff. We were looked after so well by Carmel and her team on the day. From the food to the atmosphere everything was perfect. Karina and Carmel made the day and the time leading up to the wedding so stress free. Thank you so much.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you Jade & Eddie for the very kind words. So lovely to hear that we helped make the time leading up to your wedding day so stress free. We loved looking after you both and we wish you all the luck in the world for your married life together. We hope to see you back again soon, Karina.
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From start to finish of our wedding prep, any dealings we had with the hotel and staff was 100%. Highly recommend this hotel!!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Deirdre, I hope all is well with you & Patrick. Great to hear that you would recommend us. Thank you again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
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My husband and I celebrated our special day at the Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit on 14th of April, 2018. Our first meeting with hotel staff, was with Karina. We were highly impressed with the standard of service that we received from Karina throughout. She allayed any fears that we had about having to organise our wedding reception from abroad. Karina’s help and attention to detail made the process of organising the day from Scotland a lot easier than initially anticipated! Karina was always available to contact and she was willing to help in any way she could. We are thankful to the Clayton staff for making our Wedding day so memorable and relaxed for all. The day was seamless from start to finish. The food, the service and the ballroom exceeded all of our expectations. The staff were noted by us, our friends and family for their friendly, helpful and kind disposition. They went above and beyond for everyone. All of our guests, many who had travelled from other countries thoroughly enjoyed the day and thought the level of service was exceptional. We stayed at the Clayton for a few days after our wedding and the level of service was just as exceptional during these days as it was during our wedding day! You made our day one that we will remember fondly for the rest of our lives and to our friends and family that travelled from near and far, you showed the great hospitality and ‘Céad míle fáilte’ that Galway is renowned for. Thank you Karina and the entire Clayton staff for making our day so special xxx
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Emer & Greg for the really lovely review, we loved looking after you both. Great that we made your wedding day one to fondly remember and that our food and service exceeded your expectations, what more could we ask for. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together. Thank you again & we hope to see you both again soon, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Review by
We had the most amazing wedding reception at the Clayton Galway on 7th April. From the first time we met with Karina we knew that this was the venue for us. Karina was so accommodating and nothing was any trouble. She helped us in so many ways to make the venue look absolutely fantastic. Our guests are still raving about the decor. John and Carmel were also brilliant on the day. The food was amazing. All came out without delay and piping hot. The arrival reception was also fantastic. We had a fantastic day and we would highly recommend the Clayton for anyone looking for a wedding reception
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Karen & James for your very kind words. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. I’ll pass on your thanks to Carmel, John and our kitchen team. Great that you enjoyed the food also and that you would recommend us to anyone looking for a wedding reception. Thank you again, we hope to see you back at the Clayton very soon, Karina.
Review by
TOP CLASS!! We fell in love with this hotel 5 years ago when my brother got married. There was no talk of getting engaged any time soon but we decided then and there that when the time came the Clayton Galway was the one for us. We got married Friday the 17th of November and the Clayton couldn't do enough for us. Karina you are some women, nothing was ever an issue and the day flew. You and the team were just amazing and we just can't say enough! John and David such gents and everything was accommodated. The reception staff were super stars. Everyone of our guests raved about the hotel, the rooms, the food and the staff and we're only delighted to pass on that feed back. We're sad it's over but any time we have anything on in Galway ye are our go to hotel! Wishing you continued success and hopefully see you all soon again!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Trina & Rory for the very kind words. Great that you and your guests were so happy with the hotel. We loved looking after you both. It was great to see Claire & Alan back again also. We hope to see you both again soon and we want to wish you both every happiness for your future together. Thanks again, Karina.
Review by
My wife and I were planning our Civil Wedding for 10th Nov 2017 and thankfully chose the Clayton Hotel. We had an initial meeting with Karina Duffy explaining our needs for 30 guests. We selected our package and from that point on Karina and her team took charge. We were kept Up-to-date with everything regarding our special day and were treated as if we had 400 guests. On the day itself, the ceremony room was laid out beautifully, the food was excellent and the guest rooms especially the Presidential Suite offered to Bride & Groom was breath-taking. The Clayton Hotel staff ensured a seamless transition from beginning to end and were on hand throughout. I can't speak highly enough about Karina, her team and the hotel staff who made our special day truly special. For any couple planning a Civil Wedding, all our guests walked away with an amazing experience. I would recommend the Clayton Hotel Galway to anyone because our Wedding Day was absolutely fantastic. Trevor Quinn and Pauline Hodgins 10th November 2017
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Trevor and Pauline for the really lovely review, we loved looking after you both. Great that we made your day truly special, what more could we ask for :) Thank you again & I hope to see you both again soon, Karina.
Review by
We would like to say a massive thanks to the Clayton Galway on helping us create the perfect wedding day. From the minute we met Karina we knew the Clayton was the place for us. Karina & Sarah were on hand for any query we had throughout our planning & always responded efficiently. From the menu tasting to table plans any little thing we thought off to add or change was no problem, Karina was there to give us honest advice on any item which was a fantastic help when we were undecided on some items. On the day of the wedding things couldn't have gone any smoother which was down to having a brilliant team in place, we would especially like to thank Karina, Carmel, John & Noel for making us feel so relaxed on the day and David for being so helpful the evening of our menu tasting. We decided to have the speeches before dinner & the service was so efficient we had our meal completed by 8.30pm, which meant we could mingle freely to chat to our guests & get the band started nice and early. The function room was decorated beautifully & Karina knew exactly what we wanted. The food was simply outstanding, top class! Our guests are still talking about how nice it was & how there was so much food, from the minute they arrived at the drinks reception till leaving the residents bar. For anyone looking for a wedding venue in Galway you will not be disappointed with the Clayton its top class venue that will meet all your needs. Again a massive thanks to all involved in making our day so special & memorable.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Karena & David for the really lovely words. Great that you both and your guests felt so well looked after which is always what we hope to achieve. We are lucky to have a fantastic team here at the Clayton and I will pass on your thanks to them. Call in for a cup of coffee and a catch-up someday that you are passing and we are here if you ever need anything at all. Thanks again, hope to see you soon, Karina.
Review by
Thank you so much to the Clayton Hotel Galway for the most amazing day last Friday the 29th of September our wedding day! It truly was the best day of our lives. Karina, Sarah, Carmel, Frank, John and David went above and beyond to make our day the most fantastic day ever so thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts Lisa & Kevin Brady x
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much for the kind words Lisa & Kevin. I have passed on your thanks to Sarah, Carmel, Frank, John, David & all the team. Call in and see us again soon, Karina.
Review by
From start to finish the service provided by the entire team at the Clayton Hotel Galway was second to none. Karina was on hand to answer any questions, big or small, we had in the lead up to the wedding - nothing was ever too much trouble. On the day of the wedding everything ran like clockwork and we were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the day, safe in the knowledge that the team had everything under control. The kitchen and all the servers went above and beyond to make sure all our guests were well looked after and the food was absolutely fantastic! Everyone was commenting on the wonderful service and the level of attention to detail that Karina and all the team put in on the day and in the lead up. We cannot recommend or thank them enough!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Siobhán & Bernard for the lovely review. Really great to hear that you both and all your guests were so well looked after and that you all enjoyed the food. I hope married life is going great and I hope to see you both back at the Clayton again soon. Wishing you both every happiness for your married life together. If you ever need anything you know where we are. Thank you again, Karina.
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Hi Karina and all the team Just back from the honeymoon can't believe it's all over. We want to thank you all so so much for all you have done for us. Nothing was ever too big and great advice was always given when asked. From the minute the guests walked in the door till they went to bed they did nothing but compliment ye. I have to say the service for our meal was so efficient and brilliant exactly what we wanted. Thanks so much once again for everything and to all that was involved. We would definitely recommend ye to everyone. Kind Regards Mr and Mrs Mahon
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Aisling & James for the very kind words, such a lovely testimonial. I am delighted that you had such a great day. It was a pleasure to look after you both. I hope that you had a fab honeymoon. Thanks again, Karina & all the wedding team.
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I had my wedding here on the 24th of August 2017. From start to finish the staff were absolutely fantastic, from the initial meeting with Karina right the way through to the ceremony and reception they had everything planned right down to the smallest detail. They were so friendly and helpful and made our day so relaxed and perfect. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thanks again from Mr. & Mrs Abbas
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Deirdre & Marwan, great to hear that your day was relaxed and perfect, what more could we ask for than to hear that. Thanks also for the recommendation. We hope to see you back again soon, from Karina & all the Clayton wedding team.
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My husband & I cannot begin to thank Karina & the staff at The Clayton Hotel Galway enough, for the service they provided for our Wedding Day in August 2017. From the outset, the staff were friendly and welcoming. The bar staff & waiting staff were great, very professional, the food & beer was impeccable, and the venue was dressed to perfection. Our guests are still talking about the excellent service, unbelievable meal, speed of service especially considering we had a big wedding. We would not change a single thing about the day or the Hotel. We had the best day of our lives. My husband & I would both recommend the Clayton Hotel in a heartbeat, along with every guest that attended the day. It is a truly exceptional venue & we cannot wait to return for our anniversary! Vanessa & Patrick Feeney 19th August 2017
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Vanessa & Patrick for your very kind words, we loved looking after you both and can’t wait to see you back here for your anniversary. Thanks again, Karina.
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On behalf of my new husband Mattie and myself, I just like to thank Karina, Sarah and Carmel and all the staff of the Clayton for making our day magical and unforgettable! All the hard work, support and ensuring our special day was such a success and an unforgettable day! From the day we meet Karina at wedding fair we knew this was the place where we would like to celebrate our special day! We had been at Clayton hotel for a special friend’s wedding, and we couldn't get over how beautiful set up was at Clayton also food was unbelievably tasty. This was big plus for us!! Karina is truly amazing at what she does, she helped us guided true all process step by step. Throughout hundreds of e-mails, phone calls, visits to hotel, for our food tasting till we checked out we were treated like royalty! The food and service on our wedding day was perfect!! We had so many finger food and canapes on arrival nobody was hungry. We also had 2am food which we got complimented from our guests. Unbelievable meal, fast service, most friendly staff. Stunning flowers, table set ups and all the little details our day was absolutely fantastic in Clayton hotel. Your wedding day does go in a blink of eye and Karina advised us to sit back, relax and enjoy every moment and not be worried about anything, that she was there for us to take care of everyone and to make sure all our guests was happy and having good time at our wedding. And this is what we did, we enjoyed every single second of it!! Everything went absolutely flawless!! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful time they had at Clayton. We got married Saturday of the Galway races. We couldn't recommend Clayton Hotel enough to any couple looking for a wedding venue! We wouldn't change a single thing about the day or hotel! We had best day of our life, and thank you for that Karina and all team of Clayton, for making our day most magical, memorable and unforgettable!! Eto Khazhalia & Martin Lydon 5th August 2017
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Eto & Martin for the very kind words, such a lovely testimonial. I am delighted that you had such a great day. It was a pleasure to look after you both & all your guests. Thanks again, Karina & all the wedding team.
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Hi Karina, We would just like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for our amazing wedding day. Every little detail that ye put together made our day. We did not have to think or worry about anything as your team were two steps ahead all day. Everything was perfect and the food was just amazing. We would recommend the Clayton as a wedding venue to anyone that will listen. All our guests had a ball and said it was the best wedding that they been to. So once again we cant thank you and your team for the effort you put in to make our day so special Thanks again Brendan and Aija Creaven
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so so much for your very kinds words Aija & Brendan. Great that your guests had such a good day and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you back in for a coffee & a catch-up soon, thanks again, Karina.
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Hey Karina, A huge thank you to you & your team for everything you did for us, both on the day & in the lead up; ye were absolutely fantastic. Each member of staff in the Clayton that us & our families came into contact with over the weekend were warm, friendly and always happy to help; ye really made our whole time there so wonderful. The food was out of this world, we got so many great comments about how delicious it was & how much of it there was, from the canapés, to the dinner & the evening food; it was all highly rated by our guests & they definitely never went hungry at any point of the day! It's hard to put into words how happy we are that we made the decision to have our wedding in the Clayton; from the minute we met with you the first day, nothing was ever too much trouble & everything ran so smoothly, we didn't have to over-think anything, which is great when you have so many other bits to be organising. On the day, we just showed up & ye took it from there & you only really appreciate that afterwards when you sit back & think of how much is involved in the day. You only get to have this day once in your life & you & your team really understand how important that is to the couple & to their families, so a Huge Thank You for making it so special for us! We look forward to visiting the Clayton regularly over the coming years and we'll hopefully catch up with you in person soon! Thanks again! Chat soon, Mr & Mrs Divilly
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Laura & Alan, I really appreciate you taking the time to write about us. Great that you enjoyed the day and that the food here was so highly rated by your guests. I hope that married life is going great and we look forward to seeing you back at the Clayton soon. Thanks again, from Karina & all the team.
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From the moment we walked into the Clayton we knew it was the perfect location for our wedding. We loved the bright and spacious lounge for the drinks reception and the atmospheric function room. Once we had chosen our venue we then got to meet Karina & Sarah. These two ladies epitomise what is needed in a wedding co-ordinator! They were both truly amazing to work with. They understood the importance of allowing a couple to put their own touch to their special day and nothing was too big an ask. Everything was completed with precision and a touch of perfection! From start to finish we were amazed by the friendly manner, professionalism and hard work of all of the staff in the Clayton. They catered for our every need and made our wedding day perfect for us both. To finish, I just want to say a huge big 'Thank you' from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful memories we have from our special day. We will forever be grateful for them! Wishing you all every success in the future. Aonghusa & Olivia (24th June 2017)
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Olivia & Aonghusa for the very kind words, we really appreciate it, such a lovely testimonial. Great that you had such an amazing day, it was a pleasure to look after you both. Thank you so much again & we do hope to see you both again soon. If you ever need anything, you know where we are, Karina.
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To all the staff at the Clayton Hotel, a big thank you for making our wedding day on the 23 June so special. Karina you were a pleasure to work with and thanks for all your support and assistance on the led up to our big day. This hotel was the first hotel we viewed and we knew straight away that we did not need to look any further. The staff are all so friendly and their laid back approach made us so relaxed on our wedding day. When we arrived at the hotel on the day everything was beyond our expectation, from flower arrangements to center pieces, everything was wonderful. Many of our guests commented on the fabulous food, from canapes to the main meal, there was plenty to drink and eat. Our little guests loved the candy cart! We had the most perfect day from beginning to end. Thanking you, Mr & Mrs Concannon 23rd June 2017
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Susan & Damian for the lovely words, great that you both & your guests had such a good day. I look forward to seeing you back next week for the company party, thanks again, Karina.
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To Karina and all the staff at the Clayton Hotel Galway, A huge thank you from myself and Gerald for making our wedding day so special..from the minute we met Karina we knew this was the place for us and it did not disappoint..our guests couldn't speak highly enough about the food on arrival and the meal itself it was fabulous..as well as making us feel special the staff made both our children feel just as special which meant a lot to us..I cannot thank Karina and all the staff enough for giving us the perfect day..I would highly recommend the Clayton Hotel.. Laura and Gerald Regan 10th June 2017
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you Laura and Gerald for the very lovely words, great that you had such a good day and that you would recommend us, we really do appreciate it, thanks again, Karina.
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Karina - what can I say - we had an amazing day from start to finish but I just had that feeling since the first day that myself and Ciaran met you way back for the first time. We knew we were going to be well looked after and we knew that you genuinely wanted our day to be as good as possible just as much as we did. You seemed to take such a personal interest in our day and gave the finer detail so much thought, energy and time. Trust me - I know that isn't the norm everyplace. You took so much stress out of it for us both and we knew you were always just a call away. You never pressured us or rushed us to make decisions either. The day ran perfectly and everything was hugely complemented by all of our guests. Nobody could believe how well we were looked after with food and drink coming at them from every direction. From the bottom of my heart, and Ciaran's, thank you for making the day that we had possible. We couldn't have asked for a better start to our married life. I will be singing the praises of the Clayton for a long time to come - that's for sure. Gemma & Ciaran Dolan Wedding 9th June 2017
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Gemma & Ciaran for the really lovely words. Great that you felt so well looked after which is always what I hope to achieve. We loved looking after you both and all your guests and we wish you every happiness in the world for your future together. Call in for a cup of coffee and a catch-up someday that you are passing. Thanks again & hope to see you soon, Karina.
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Karina's reputation as wedding coordinator extraordinaire preceded her and having had the pleasure of dealing with her on many occasions over the past year it's a well deserved title. From the first day we met her we knew we would be well looked after on our big day by the Clayton Hotel Galway. No request was too big or too small and every member of staff we dealt with were true professionals and a credit to the hotel. As well as Karina, in the run up to the big day so many of them helped us - Sarah who was on hand to deal with the room booking queries, Joe, Anne and Alex who looked after us for our menu tasting and Noel who so willingly took us through the ceiling light options so we could decide on our colour scheme. On the day itself we were greeted at the front door by Karina and treated like royalty and this continued until we checked out two days later. Carmel, Davy and all the banquet staff took fantastic care of us and our guests during the meal and the ballroom was set up so beautifully with such attention to detail. We are still receiving compliments about the fabulous food, high quality service, cleanliness and welcoming nature that everyone received. We can't recommend the Clayton Hotel Galway highly enough to anyone planning their wedding. Thank you all for taking such wonderful care of us and making the day so memorable. Frances-Anne & Eamonn Kilkelly 27th May 2017
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Thanks so much Frances Anne & Eamonn, we really appreciate the lovely words and I look forward to seeing you both soon again. Thanks again, delighted to hear that you had such a great day, Karina :)
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Fantastic! Fabulous! Enjoyable! Relaxed! Extremely Well Organised! All the words used by our guests to describe our wedding at the Clayton Hotel Galway and we couldn’t agree more. From the day we booked with Karina, we knew our wedding would be a smooth operation and Karina delivered above and beyond our expectations. Guests raved about the food on arrival, the sweet cart and the dinner. Even the punch received rave reviews!! When guests went into the reception room, they said it was like something out of a fairy tale, absolutely magical! Karina and all the staff and management at the Clayton Hotel Galway made the entire bridal party feel like they were VIPs for the day, knowing all of us by name and looking after each one of us from the moment we arrived to the minute we all checked out. Karina and the team made our wedding day so special for us, our families and our guests and for that we are extremely grateful. Anyone thinking of the Clayton Hotel Galway for their wedding … you have found the hotel that will make your wedding day the best day of your life! Thank you so so much to Karina and all the team, our day really was fantastic, fabulous, enjoyable, relaxed and extremely well organised! Patricia and Ronan xx
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Thank you both so much for the lovely testimonial, we really loved looking after you both and look forward to seeing you back in the Clayton soon, thanks again, chat soon, Karina :)
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Karina. Bríd and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and all the staff at the Clayton for our amazing wedding day. We were both struck by the kind and professional way you dealt with all our requests, making the day so memorable. Afterwards, many of our guests relayed to us the enjoyable time they had at the hotel. The food, both at the meal and reception, was a highlight. We couldn’t recommend you highly enough. Mike and Bríd, April 2017
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Thank you Mike and Bríd for the lovely words & the recommendation. I am glad that all went well for you both and that you were happy with everything. Thanks again & we hope to see you back at the Clayton soon, Karina.
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Hi Karina, On behalf of my new husband Eamonn and myself, I just wanted to email you to thank you again for all of your hard work and support in ensuring our special day was such a success. Heartfelt thanks to you and all the staff for the excellent service and attention to detail throughout the day. The whole day was flawless. From the day we booked our wedding, you made everything very easy and carefree for us. On the day itself I never had to think or worry about the details as you and your team looked after everything so well. We had an absolute ball and so did our guests. Everyone commented on how nice the food was and how friendly and efficient the staff were. We would highly recommend you to our friends and we honestly cannot thank you all enough for making sure our special day was a magical one. Best wishes Sarah & Eamonn Gallagher
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Sarah & Eamonn for the very lovely words, we wish you every happiness for the future & we hope to see you back again soon, from Karina & all the Clayton wedding team.
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To Karina and team at the Clayton Hotel; On a rainy St Patrick’s Day Stephen and I celebrated our wedding at the Clayton Hotel and choosing the Clayton was the best decision we could have made. We wish to sincerely thank Karina, John and the team for doing everything possible to help us celebrate and enjoy a fantastic wedding day. From the initial booking, to the tasting, to organising the rooms, leaving on the morning from the Presidential Suite and throughout the wedding day; everything went perfectly. The meal, service, venue were all fantastic and many of the guests remarked on what a great wedding it was and how much they enjoyed the food! The Clayton Hotel staff did everything possible to help the guests enjoy their stay. We cannot thank you enough and are happy to recommend The Clayton for anyone choosing a wedding venue. All the best, Johanna and Stephen
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so so much for the very kind words, such a lovely testimonial. I am delighted that you had such a great day. It was a pleasure to look after you both. We all really love the photo of the Clayton umbrella in the Quad! Thanks again, Karina.
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My husband & I cannot begin to thank Karina & the staff at The Clayton Hotel Galway enough, for the service they provided for our Wedding Day in March 2017. From the moment we contacted Karina to book our wedding, we knew we were in very capable hands. Planning a wedding from overseas is not easy, but thankfully Karina is truly gifted at what she does & guided us through the process. Through endless emails exchanged, a visit to Galway to taste our menu choices (many thanks to Clare for 5* service!), up until we checked out of the Hotel after the wedding, we really were treated like royalty. The special touches on the day left both ourselves, and our guests, in awe. The bar staff & waiting staff were flawless, the food & beer was impeccable, and the venue was dressed to perfection. My husband & I would both recommend The Clayton Hotel in a heartbeat, along with every guest that attended the day. It is a truly exceptional venue & we cannot wait to return for our anniversary! All the best, Mark & Marie McGrath 11th March 2017
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Marie & Mark for your very kind words. Great that you enjoyed the day so much, we loved looking after you both and can’t wait to see you back here for your anniversary. Thanks so much, Karina.
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We can't fit in all the good we have to say about our experience with you guys. From the moment we met Karina we knew we would be having our wedding in the Clayton Hotel. We wanted to do things a little different with food and service, Karina understood our vision and said no problem when other hotels dismissed the idea. From the planning of different menus to the tastings and help from Roy the chef nothing was too much trouble, and their advice and guidance was outstanding when creating the perfect menu for us. The food and service on the day was superb and our guests are still talking about it. We also held our ceremony and first look in the hotel, Karina was amazing at finding the perfect place in the hotel for this to work and it sure did work it was just magical. We felt like we were the most important people in the hotel for the few days we were staying there. We will forever be thankful to Karina and all the staff at the Clayton Hotel for giving us our dream wedding we just wish we could do it all over again. Laura & John Fahy
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks a million Laura & John for the very kind words. We loved looking after you both and loved your ideas. It’s very special to us to have a couple get married in the hotel and to have the first look here too was just fab. We love your photos too, thanks for sharing. Call in and see us again soon, thanks again, Karina.
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From the first minute that we walked into the Clayton Hotel in June 2014 we knew the Clayton Hotel in Galway was going to be our wedding venue. From the outset the staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming. That welcome was extended to us each and every time we visited in the run up to the wedding. We always experienced a hotel that had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, yet one that was also really professional. Of course, we had attended weddings in the Clayton prior to our visit so this wonderful environment came as no surprise to us. The main person in the hotel for us is the wedding co-ordinator, Karina Duffy. From the moment we met her we knew she was going to make our day so special. She was a huge support to the two of us throughout the two years and was always at the end of the phone, or answering an email, whenever we needed her, no matter what the question was! She works so hard to make your day so special and personal. She became a friend to us throughout the entire time of the wedding preparations. On our wedding day Karina and the staff of the hotel could not have done enough. They followed our requests to the last, and even added in lots of special surprise touches for us on the day, little touches that really made our day even better. We could not recommend the Clayton Hotel enough to any couple looking for a wedding venue. Our guests are still talking about the excellent service, unbelievable meal, speed of service (especially notable considering we had a big wedding), comfortable bedrooms and friendly staff that they experienced at the Clayton Hotel. We would not change a single thing about the day or the hotel. We had the best day of our lives and much of that is down to Karina and the team at the Clayton Hotel. Thanks for everything, Evelyn & Colm Larkin
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Thanks so so much Evelyn & Colm, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for me. We loved looking after you both and hope to see you both back at the Clayton soon. We wish you health and happiness for your future together. Thanks again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
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Hi Karina, Myself and Mike wanted to say a huge thanks for everything you did to make our wedding day so perfect. There was not one thing that we could find fault with. Everything ran so smoothly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. It's easy see why you have won so many awards, you do a fantastic job! The food on the day was fantastic, we had so many people saying how delicious it all was. Another thing everyone commented on was the staff and service, from the ladies on reception, the waiters/waitresses and the bar staff it was all top class. Nothing was ever any trouble throughout our stay. Thank you so much for our table plan - you did a great job. We are looking forward to visiting the Clayton for a night the next time we are back in Ireland. Thanks so much again, Lisa and Mike Denison
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Thanks so much for the lovely testimonial, it was a pleasure to look after you all and we look forward to seeing you next time that you are back in Ireland. Thanks again, Karina.
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We would sincerely like to thank you all in the Clayton for making our day so special. We had attended a number of weddings in the Clayton over the last few years and we knew it was an amazing venue. When we started looking at venues for our own wedding, we were delighted that the Clayton had an available date that suited us and therefore, we did not hesitate to book the Clayton for our wedding celebrations. From then onwards it was an absolute delight and pleasure to be dealing with Karina and all the team. Karina generously shared her expert knowledge with us and gave us extremely useful advice and tips that helped us with all the planning. Paul and the staff on the day of our wedding were professional, attentive, welcoming, efficient, friendly and very accommodating. Our guests were very pleased with the service and of course the food, everyone relayed to us how tasty and delicious the food was. The room was decorated fabulously and the Christmas decorations created a welcoming and cosy atmosphere. Everything was executed flawlessly by the team on the day and we were extremely happy with how things went. We could not fault anything. We are so pleased that we held our wedding celebrations in the Clayton. Merry Christmas to all and continued success for 2017. Míle buíochas agus le gach dea-ghuí,
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Hi Lisa & Seamus & a very happy new year to you both. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Really glad that you enjoyed the day and that you heard back such lovely feedback from your guests. We loved looking after you both and we hope to see you back again very soon, thanks again, Karina.
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So now all the hype has settled down myself and Barrie would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of the Clayton hotel Galway where we had our wedding 2 weeks ago. Everything from the bedrooms to the food to the friendly staff was just perfect. I swanned in on the Friday eve not a care in the world knowing that wedding co- ordination Karina Duffy had all in hand. All details were fine tuned and the room where we had our civil ceremony was so beautifully decorated considering I don't like flowers it was done to perfection with candles, ribbons and of course the red carpet. We were treated like royalty and we have never felt so famous as we did that weekend. All our guests were delighted with everything which was all we wanted. Before and during dinner Paul was back and forth making sure we wanted for nothing and we totally relaxed. I would highly recommend the Clayton for any event and thanks a million for making our day/weekend so special. Regards Barrie and Sharon Houston
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Thanks so much Sharon & Barrie for your very kind words. Great that you had such a good weekend, sure we only loved looking after you both. Enjoy your first Christmas as Mr & Mrs Houston & we look forward to seeing you in the new year. Thanks again, Karina
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Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the team for a great day, everything was fab and all of our guests enjoyed the food thoroughly. A special thank you to yourself and Alan for all your hard work.
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”Thank you to you and Paul again for everything, you two are brilliant. All my guests are still raving about our wedding, they were saying that they have never been anywhere where they have been fead so much and loved the hotel. As for William and I we will be forever thankful for all your help and support through our wedding planning and day. It truly was the best day ever and we have yourself, Paul and the Clayton hotel the thank for that.”
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Thanks so much Michelle & William for the kind words. We are so glad that you had the best day ever. Both the photographer and videographer shared images and clips of your big day and they are just fab. Call in for a coffee someday when you are passing, thanks again, Karina.
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From the moment we stepped in to the Clayton we knew that we would be having our wedding reception there. Karina made everything so easy for us to organise and was extremely accommodating to our requests. The staff were so professional and kind towards us, our families and our guests on the day. The food and wine were amazing and our guests were delighted with their experience at the Clayton. Thank you again for making our day absolutely perfect! Malachi & Aoife 1st October 2016
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Thank you so much Aoife & Malachi, I really appreciate the kind words. Great that your guests were delighted with their experience here. I hope that married life is going great and we look forward to seeing you back at the Clayton soon. Thanks again, from Karina & all the team.
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We wanted to say thanks so much for all of your help in the run up to the wedding and all of your advice and support. You genuinely couldn’t do enough and we were certain we had made the correct choice from day 1. The day itself was absolutely fantastic, we had the day of our lives and the reception you guys put on is still being talked about by friends and family. The décor, the food, and in particular the staff were beyond brilliant and there is nothing that wasn’t perfect. We can’t thank you enough. A special mention for Paul who was simply outstanding on the day, every time either of us turned around, he was there being attentive but completely unobtrusive. He was absolutely brilliant and you’re lucky to have him. Once again thanks for everything; if there’s anything you need form us in terms of recommendations or testimonies, please ask, we’d be only too happy to oblige. Your reputation preceded you as a co-ordinator and it is 100% deserved.
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Thanks so much Ken & Kristine for the very lovely review and for the recommendation. Great that you had the best day ever and that your guests enjoyed the day. It was a pleasure looking after you both and if there is ever anything at all that we can do for you please let us know. Thanks again, Karina.
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Just dropping an email to say thanks so much to you and your fabulous team at the Clayton for our amazing wedding day. Everyone commented on how wonderful the hotel is, the service and especially how gorgeous the food was on the day. We had such amazing and special day and couldn't be happier that we choose the Clayton as our venue. Thanks for everything. Hopefully we'll see you soon. Would love to live the day again, I'll have to find another reason for a party.
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Thank you so much Laura and Lorcán for your very kind words. It really was a pleasure to look after you both and all your guests and yes you will have to find another reason for a party and come back and see us again very soon :) Thanks again, Karina.
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On behalf of myself and Declan. We would like to thank the Clayton Hotel for such an amazing job they did for our special day. Everything was done to perfection! The food was amazing. Rooms were very nice. The staff were so helpful and friendly. I would also like to thank one person in particular, Karina Duffy. She was superb, friendly, kind and very very helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone's wedding. You won't be disappointed!! 5 Stars all round. Many thanks Karina and to all the staff who made our day perfect Declan and Fiona Mulryan
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Fiona & Declan for your very kind words, I really appreciate it. Thanks also for the recommendation. I wish you every happiness for your future together & I hope to see you back in the Clayton soon, thanks again, Karina
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Myself and Paraic just want to say a MASSIVE heartfelt thank you to all the amazing staff at The Clayton but especially Karina, Valerie and Cathal. We had such a fabulous wedding day and everything went perfectly for us. We knew once we had our first visit with The Clayton that we had to have our wedding there! Karina was so enthusiastic and passionate about our wedding that it was obvious why she has won all the awards! Nothing was an issue - even my random request of mulled wine in August! Our guests are still talking about the amazing food, service and atmosphere in the Clayton - everyone was so impressed by everything. The food was so amazing and we couldn’t have possibly eaten more! We are so sad that it's all over now but we have such fabulous memories that will last forever! Thank you all so much for everything - it really was a perfect day! Majella & Paraic Watson, 21st August 2015
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Majella & Paraic for such a fab review, I am so glad to hear that you had such a perfect day. We really did love looking after you both and we wish you all the happiness in the world for your future together. We will hopefully see you back soon for a coffee & a catch-up. Thanks again for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Chat soon, Karina.
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Myself and Michael John just wanted to express our sincerest thanks for a magnificent day. Everything was perfect and it was all thanks to yourself, the managers and staff at the Clayton. I wouldn't have changed a thing! We have had nothing but positive feedback from all of our guests. The food was amazing, the ballroom was magical and the staff were attentive to all. I cannot recommend Karina and the Clayton enough, they made it an unforgettable day for all.
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Thank you so much Lisa & Michael John for your lovely review and thanks also for the beautiful thank you card that you sent me, your photos are just fab. We loved looking after you all and we hope to see you back at the Clayton again very soon. Thanks again, Karina.
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From the moment we decided to have our reception at the Clayton, Karina took exceptional care of us. All of our questions and queries were answered and no request was too big or too small. Every email was answered promptly and every request taken care of efficiently. On the wedding day, things ran extremely smoothly and we had nothing to worry about. We were greeted at the front door by Karina and the staff and from that moment on, we were completely at ease, knowing that everyone and everything would be looked after. The food was of an excellent quality and many of our guest commented on it afterwards. Our guests were also extremely impressed with the Clayton itself, the rooms, the decor and the cleanliness. The staff were first-class, wonderfully friendly and very efficient. I cannot praise Karina and the staff of the Clayton enough. Our wedding day was absolutely fantastic and we will never forget how wonderful the Clayton looked when we arrived and how good the staff were to us. Thanks you so much!! From Martina and Damien Murray. 16/7/16
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Thanks so much Martina & Damien, great to hear that you had such a fantastic day. We loved looking after you both and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Karina.
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Thanks so so much for everything you did for our amazing wedding day - we just received our photos and it brought it all back again. The hotel was amazing on the day of the wedding. Everything looked perfect - exactly as we had imagined. Thanks so so much to you Karina for all of the added extras like putting the purple petals EVERYWHERE - the poor staff must have been dreaming about purple petals that night:)!! The location of the candy cart that was completely emptied and the amazing presentation of our meal with the cloches - everybody including ourselves were seriously impressed. The food was absolutely gorgeous and the service was spectacular. Paul and David were amazing - I felt so well looked after and really enjoyed my day as a result of their continuous support. Everyone (both Tipperary and Galway guests) felt like they were treated like royalty all day by all of the hotel staff. We were so so happy with our choice of hotel and by all of the work you did for our wedding day Karina. We have been recommending the hotel to everybody since our big day and will continue to do so in the future. I hope you are keeping well and not working too hard!! Apologies again for the delay in getting back to you. Best of luck with the awards - have my fingers crossed for you and the hotel!!
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Thank you so much Jacinta & Eoin for the amazing testimonial. Great that you felt so well looked after which is always our number one priority. We loved looking after you both and all your guests and we wish you every happiness for your future together. Call in for a cup of coffee and a catch-up someday that you are passing. Thanks again & hope to see you soon, Karina.
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I was trying to think about the best way to express in words how grateful we are both to you and everyone at the Clayton for all that you did for us on the run up to the wedding and on the day itself. Everything was just perfect and there is not one thing that we would have changed about the whole day. You definitely deserve the awards that you have received for weddings. All of the guests that I have spoken to have also reiterated how perfect everything was on the day and how much they enjoyed everything, most importantly the food. Our photographer Alan Hunt, took some great photos in the hotel and I have attached them for you as I think they show the hotel to the high standard that it is presented in.
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Thank you so much Anne Marie & David for your very kind words. Great to hear that your guests had such good feedback also. It was our pleasure to look after you both and all your guests. The photos that you sent are really beautiful, I really love the one in our Presidential Suite. We hope to see you back at the Clayton again very soon, thanks again, Karina.
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Myself and Bar had such an amazing Wedding Day thanks to you and your staff at the Clayton Hotel. We truly can`t thank you enough for your efforts and hospitality. It will be a day we will never forgot and we will speak of this years from now. From the moment we arrived at the front door to the moment we left we were 100% satisfied with every little detail and every effort from you guys. The dinner was delicious and the Presidential Suite was amazing. Any couple getting married we would highly recommend to see to it that they speak to Karina as she will make their day that extra bit special. Once again thank you for making our day complete and truly wonderful.
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Well after hearing so much good things about the Clayton hotel in Galway we had to check it out for our wedding. From the moment we met Karina and the team we knew it was the place we wanted to hold our wedding reception. Karina is outstanding at her Job. She makes you feel like her friend. Nothing we asked was ever a problem. On the day itself the staff of the Clayton were excellent. We were treated like royalty from the moment we entered hotel until we left next day. The food was delicious and so plentiful. Our guests were talking about it for weeks after. All of our guests enjoyed the wedding so much and some have told us that it was the best wedding they were ever at. The Clayton is well worth considering for anyone looking to get married in Galway. You will not be disappointed.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Tara & Paddy for your kind words, I really appreciate it. Great to hear that your guests are still talking about the day. We here in the Clayton wish you every happiness for your future together and look forward to seeing you back here again soon, thanks again, Karina
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We would like to say a massive thank you to Karina and the team for helping us plan our big day. From our first meeting we knew we had picked the right venue for us. You and your team were truly amazing. Everything was so easy as you went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. We could tell straight away why the Clayton Hotel had won so many awards. The food was outstanding on the day. We had guests coming up to us saying how tasty and how much food they got at the champagne reception. Our meal and evening food was fabulous. I can’t compliment the waiters enough. They made sure all the guests were happy and even before the head waiter who was severing the top table left for the evening he checked in with us to see if there was anything we needed and also to let us know he was leaving for the night. This was huge compliment to me and my husband. We wish we could do the day all over again. I can definitely say it was the BEST DAY of our lives!!! Once again thank you for making our day so amazing. We still have people telling us how great the venue, staff and food was. Orla & Colman Lee 4/6/16
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks a million Orla & Colman for the kind words, it’s very much appreciated. I am so glad to hear that it was the best day of your lives. All the very best for a happy & healthy future together from everyone here at the Clayton. Thanks again, Karina.
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It can be a very daunting thought to try and plan a Wedding when you're living in another country. These thoughts were soon quashed once we sat down with Karina. Karina is a perfectionist and we felt this was wholly reflected throughout our day. She has to be one of the most conscientious, hard-working individuals ever and was always on hand to answer any questions or queries that we had. She continually went above and beyond for us to ensure our Wedding day was the most relaxing, stress-free, enjoyable day ever. We'd sincerely like to thank Karina and the entire team at the Clayton Hotel Galway for everything you did for us. We couldn't recommend you highly enough. Thanks again. Mr & Mrs Ochs :)
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We can't thank Karina enough for all she and your team did for use on the run up to the wedding and the wedding day itself. From the moment we meet with her for the first time she made us feel so special and at ease about the wedding planning process. Nothing was to much hassle!! We couldn't have asked for more. Not only did we notice how amazing all the staff in the Clayton are so did a number of our guests. People have been coming up to us telling us how much they enjoyed the wedding and how friendly and helpful all the staff where, from the reception staff to the ballroom staff. One of the reception staff even fixed my bridesmaids dress when the button popped!! The food and wine were fantastic and everyone raved about it. Karina thank you so much for everything you and the Clayton staff did for us. You made our wedding a day we will never forgot. We would definitely highly recommend the Clayton Hotel as a fantastic wedding venue. Thank you so much again Kind Regards, Mr and Mrs Tierney 30th April 2016
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Thanks so so much Aoife & Gavin for your kind words. I am really delighted to hear that your guests have given you such lovely feedback regarding the hotel & our staff. I loved looking after you both and I wish you every happiness for your future together. Hope to see you soon, Karina.
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We had the absolute pleasure of hosting or wedding at the Clayton Hotel Galway, and I cannot thank the entire staff enough for making it such a remarkable day. Prior to the day itself, Karina Duffy was so helpful and gave us solutions to anything we thought might be a problem on the day, and sound advice on things we hadn’t even contemplated, she truly is a valuable asset to the hotel. If you are planning a wedding, save yourself the hassle of scouting other hotels prior to the Clayton as this was a huge waste of our time. The minute we walked into the Clayton we liked it and no other hotel in Galway came close to the hospitality and welcome we received, when we actually met with Karina and she gave us the full tour we were ready to sign anywhere to insure or date would be secure. Karina also introduced us to key staff members that we would be dealing with on the day, and it was nice to actually know who we would be dealing with before the big day. On the day itself the lobby and the ballroom could not be faulted it looked absolutely amazing, we had an amazing welcome from the staff and we got the party started. The staff called us in and we had an amazing meal, all of our guests were so happy and comfortable and really enjoyed the day. It truly was the little things that the staff did and for their generosity towards us on the day, and on previous visits that made us feel so special i.e. whenever we visited a cup of coffee was always handed to us and something to keep our son occupied whilst we met with Karina, and on the day we were greeted with a lovely gift from the hotel, we forgot to have someone assigned for the prayer before our meal, but again the staff had that sorted in a matter of minutes and it was beautiful. Of course to some this would all seem like little things but everything else was so perfect these were the things that stood out, they truly have an amazing team at the Clayton and they will do their utmost best to help you prepare for your fantastic day, we have beautiful photos to remind us of our special wedding day, it’s just too bad we can’t experience it all again.
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After our first meeting with Karina we knew we would be looked after to the highest standard and from that day until we left the hotel as Mr & Mrs Kelly nothing had changed. Karina was always on hand to answer any questions we had throughout the planning, from accommodating any additional requests we had to making suggestions for all the decisions that went into making our day so special. Valerie never seems to stops smiling and nothing we wanted was ever a hassle for her. Cathal's easy going nature put us and our wedding party completely at ease on the big day itself and steering us through all the formalities of the day. Since the wedding we have heard nothing but positive things from our guests about the Hotel. The food and drinks on arrival was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the meal was just amazing. Everyone has complimented the service, the beauty of the hotel and the beautiful guest rooms. We cannot recommend The Clayton Hotel Galway highly enough and are just sorry we can't have the day all over again!
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Thanks so much Carmel & Jarlath for such a lovely review and for recommending us, we only loved looking after you both. I am so glad to hear that you have got such wonderful comments from your guests. We really do put everything into weddings here at the Clayton so it’s really great to see it all paying off :) Thanks again, I really appreciate it :) Karina.
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The service we received from Karina and The Clayton Hotel crew was first class!! Karina was so helpful and gave us some great ideas. We were made feel very welcome and given lots of time to talk through everything, all our emails were responded to promptly and in detail. The food trial was very enjoyable and the chef was lovely to chat to as was the manager who was waiting on us. The day itself was fantastic!!! All our guests were so so impressed with the hotel, the atmosphere, the food, the venue and the staff. the staff were so attentive and looked after us all so well. There was loads of food in the reception before the meal and during the meal, our guests couldn't get over it!! Also the sweet trolley was amazing! The bridal suite is fabulous and was possibly the best room we have ever stayed in. The staff were so attentive to us all throughout our 2 night stay. Our day was so memorable for so many reasons and The Clayton Hotel, Galway was one of them. Karina was a joy to work with, she was so kind, attentive, generous, friendly and had us so well looked after by everyone we couldn't have asked for more. We couldn't recommend Karina and The Clayton Hotel more, they were top class and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with them.
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Edel & Eoin, what can I say, such a fab review. Thank you so so much for the very kind words. Sure I only loved looking after you both. Don’t be strangers now and call back in and see us soon. Thanks so much again for the lovely review, I really appreciate it. Karina.
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We knew after our first meeting that we would be having our wedding in the Clayton, and that is simply because of Karina. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.We were delighted with everything she did for us. It was fantastic to have someone so professional looking after us, you put our minds at ease and made everything easy for us. The floor Manager Cathal also did a fantastic job on the day of the wedding and was extremely pleasant and professional in any dealing we had with him.Matt, the rest of the kitchen staff and all of the bar and waiting staff too were Fantastic. The day went well and everything was perfect for us and our guests, we had no complainants from anyone. They were all very complimentary about everything especially the food.
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Thanks so so much for the very kind words Ilona & Dave, I really appreciate it, it really was my pleasure to look after you both & all your guests. I wish you every happiness for your future together & I hope to see you both again soon, Karina :)
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I cannot recommend the Clayton hotel highly enough. Karina, Valerie and all the staff were just fantastic and made sure our day went without any hitches. The wedding packages are such good value, the accommodation is great, and the food is just amazing. If you choose the Clayton for your big day you will have no regrets, there's a reason it's voted the best wedding venue hotel in Connaught!
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Hi Kathy & Dom, thank you so much for the lovely words and thanks so much also for the lovely thank you card. I am so glad to hear that you had the best wedding day ever, I loved looking after you both & I hope to see you back at the Clayton soon, thanks again, Karina.
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We recently held our wedding reception at The Clayton Hotel, Galway. Karina, Cathal, Valerie and all the staff here truly did a fantastic job in hosting our wedding reception. From the second I contacted the hotel I knew we would be well looked after. Karina returned my call at 9:30 pm showing me such dedication to be returning calls that late. She was so friendly, informative and approachable and made me feel at ease and reminded me many times not to stress, that all will be right. She went above and beyond for me and anything that I requested she did her best to make it happen. She replied to emails and calls promptly and with such a friendly tone. Every detail was discussed and she remembered everything so well and was followed through. She invests so much into your wedding, she is a total gem. In the lead up to the wedding, Karina and the staff were excellent. I could call or email anytime and was put at ease with all of my requests being adhered to. Prior to the wedding on the night of the menu tasting Valerie and the waiting staff could not of being nicer. The food was delicious and afterwards the chef came to meet us and discuss any changes and offer advice to us. He was just excellent. On the day itself from start to finish, Cathal and Valerie were excellent.They are both so friendly and welcoming yet so very professional. We were made to feel so welcome along with each of our guests. I had both their mobile numbers to contact them if I needed anything and they made sure everything went perfect. Every personal detail of my wedding was carried out exactly as I had wanted. They are so attentive to every need of the bridal party and the guests. The waiting staff were fantastic and very friendly and efficient. The function room itself looked amazing along with the lobby being beautiful and made a huge impression on my guests. The food was delicious with an abundance on offer and many guests relayed this to me afterwards. The breakfasts served the next morning was also delicious, again with plenty of food on offer. The bridal suite along with the other rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Many guests praised the spacious and luxurious rooms. It is over 2 months on now and still some of my guests are talking about this hotel. It has made a huge impact with so many paying compliments. Overall I could not fault anything. We are so happy with how the day went. Anybody thinking of having their wedding reception here will not be disappointed. It is without doubt a fantastic hotel. The Clayton will always be a very special place to us and we are so very grateful.
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Thank you both so much for the lovely review and thanks also for the Christmas card, it was so thoughtful of you. I am really glad to hear that you have such fantastic memories from your big day with us & I wish you every happiness for the New Year & beyond. Thanks again, Karina.
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Karina was very helpful and professional. She is so good at her job. We loved dealing with her. Everything was as promised, fabulous. We would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Thank you so much Helena for the very kind words, I loved looking after you both and I hope to see you soon, thanks again, Karina.
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We had our wedding in the Clayton in May 2015 and could not have been happier with the service we received. From the first moment we met Karina she put us at ease and we knew our wedding was in good hands. Nothing was too much trouble or not possible for them. Karina was truly a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Any query no matter how small she answered promptly and gave us great advice with many other aspects of the wedding. All of the other staff were also extremely helpful in particular Valerie who was another God send! When I had a little issue with the train of my dress Valerie and Karina were on hand to help out. With their help I was able to dance the night away and had a fantastic time. Having a wedding at the Clayton hotel really helps reduce the stress of wedding planning as they are so helpful in taking on tasks that other hotels would shy away from. Things like their beautiful sweet cart to helping with the table plan. The food was absolutely phenomenal. All of our guests complimented the delicious foods and how abundant it was from the lovely snacks on arrival to the generous portions during the meal. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they ever had. If you want a beautiful hassle free wedding that has amazing food and staff then the Clayton hotel is the only place to go!!
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Thanks so so much for the lovely review Aisling & Andrew, you are a beautiful couple and I really enjoyed looking after you both, we had some great laughs. Call in and see us soon, Karina :)
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After our very first meeting with Karina, we chose the Clayton Hotel as our wedding venue without hesitation. Karina & Valerie couldn’t have done more for us and made our planning process very easy. They were knowledgeable, accommodating, professional and always quick to respond to any query and very eager to oblige. So many or our guests have gone out of their way to express how much they were impressed by the hotel, the staff, the exceptional food, the décor and by the overall standard of the hotel. It is not often that expectations are so appreciatively exceeded. I can honestly say that I never had a moments concern from the Clayton Hotel and felt 100% comfortable and confident in them from the outset. I would highly recommend them to any couple considering this hotel as their wedding venue.
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Thanks so much Máire & Kevin for such a fab review, what a lovely thing to say that your guest’s expectations were exceeded. Thanks also for recommending us, I really do appreciate your kind words. We only loved looking after you both and all your guests and we hope to see you back at the Clayton soon. Thanks also for sending on some photos for our wedding tree, they really are beautiful. Karina.
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When we decided to get married we went around to a lot of hotels meeting people and were showed around rooms etc. All lovely but when we went into the Clayton and met Karina (the wedding coordinator) we just knew - I know it sounds silly but she is REALLY good at her job! She showed us around the hotel, talked us through the packages and gave us all the information we needed, what really decided it for us though was how much she focused on us as a couple and what was important to us for the most important day of our lives! With our decision made we started thinking about what we wanted and no matter what little thing we asked there was absolutely no problem - from sunflowers on the menus to the shape of the top table there was no problem in doing anything we asked. It was so comforting to be able to email Karina about the little things - she could not do enough for you and suggested so many lovely ideas that we were thrilled with! The day of wedding was perfect, the room looked amazing, our guests & families were blown away by the reception they got when they arrived, from the candy cart, to the finger food to the friendly staff there was not one thing they didn't think of! When it came to the meal - it was fabulous! Nearly a month later and our guests are still complimenting the meal, the speed at which they got it and how lovely the staff were! Praise indeed as everyone knows its hard to please everyone! The food was amazing, everything went like clockwork thanks to the organisation of Valerie & Cathal - also the speeches went without a hitch! The band have the option to set up during the day as the stage is behind the fairy light backdrop in the function room - another plus! I really cannot compliment the hotel and the wonderful staff enough - they all played a big part in what was the most important and the most wonderful day of our lives!
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Thanks Anita & Ciaran for the lovely words, you both are fab and I loved looking after you, Karina xx
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The Clayton Hotel was amazing from start to finish we did not have one problem with them. Karina the wedding coordinator is just superb at her job and makes you feel at ease from the moment you meet her until after your big day! We had a big wedding and the food was fantastic for every guest.
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Thanks so much Martha for the lovely words, I am delighted to hear that I made you feel at ease and I am so glad that all went so well for your big day. Thanks again, hope to see you & Niall soon, Karina.
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Over a year since our wedding day, I can honestly say that we wouldn't change a thing about the Clayton hotel or how the staff cared for us in the months leading up to our wedding and the day itself. The wedding coordinator (Karina) was super and we felt like we knew her for years from the first day we met her. The hotel was so accommodating - adding extra candles, playroom for children, fairy light drop back etc- and the ballroom was decorated so beautifully on the day. Karina was in regular contact with us to ensure the big day ran smoothly. It's the little things that matter and the Clayton staff were fab for remembering details and making suggestions on how we could make the day more memorable. The one thing all our guests kept saying after the wedding was "the staff couldn't have done more for us", which is great to hear. The food on the day was fantastic and I would highly recommend the Clayton hotel Galway for your wedding venue.
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Thanks so so much Jacinta, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for me :)? I really did love looking after you and Paul and I hope to see you both back at the Clayton soon. Thanks again, Karina.
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We had our wedding in the beautiful hotel Clayton and they made sure our day was wonderful. Clayton Hotel is a stylish and modern hotel, with a great entrance which welcomed all our guests with piano music in the background. Our guests had a great time during the entire day. It was wonderful to do our vows in the beautifully decorated room, which seemed so intimate while still full of all our guests. The banquet room was superbly decorated with flowers matching perfectly our color scheme. The dinner was amazing, we are so happy with our choices and with the way the chef managed to cook it perfectly for everyone. We had music and dancing and stayed up late feeling so welcome all night. The wedding coordinator, Karina, have been so helpful through all the process. She made us feel welcome from the first day and made all our wishes could come true. Our advice to everyone is "Choose the Clayton Hotel, talk to Karina and her team and your wedding day dreams will come true"
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We had our wedding in the beautiful hotel Clayton and they made sure our day was wonderful. Clayton Hotel is a stylish and modern hotel, with a great entrance which welcomed all our guests with piano music in the background. Our guests had a great time during the entire day. It was wonderful to do our vows in the beautifully decorated room, which seemed so intimate while still full of all our guests. The banquet room was superbly decorated with flowers matching perfectly our color scheme. The dinner was amazing, we are so happy with our choices and with the way the chef managed to cook it perfectly for everyone. We had music and dancing and stayed up late feeling so welcome all night. The wedding coordinator, Karina, have been so helpful through all the process. She made us feel welcome from the first day and made all our wishes could come true. Our advice to everyone is "Choose the Clayton Hotel, talk to Karina and her team and your wedding day dreams will come true"
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Hi Florentina & Michael, it’s only recently that I realised that I could reply to reviews on here so just to say thanks so so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Its extra special when a couple have their ceremony in the hotel so I am really glad that you enjoyed the day. Fab photos also, thanks for sharing them with us. I really enjoyed looking after you guys and I hope to see you soon. Thanks again, Karina.
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We would highly recommend The Clayton to any couple looking for a venue for their wedding. We couldn't have asked for anything more and even three couples that we know have booked their wedding here based on ours. Karina and the staff were friendly, very helpful and efficient right from the beginning and everything on the day was great. We couldn't have asked for anymore on our wedding day.
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Hi Sharon & Kevin, it’s only recently that I realised I could reply to reviews on here so apologies for the delay :) I am so glad that you both enjoyed your day with us. Thanks a million for always been such great ambassadors for the hotel. The amount of couples who say to us that they were chatting to you both and you were saying that you had the best day ever, it’s really lovely to hear. Thanks so much again & call in for a chat one of the days. Karina.
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From the minute we stood into The Clayton Hotel we knew this was the hotel for us. We met Karina the wedding coordinator who was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We knew our wedding was in safe hands, I didn't have to worry about anything as Karina & Cathal had everything under control when I rang thinking I had forgotten something! From the start to finish we couldn't have asked for anymore. The hospitality, food, accommodation etc..It exceeded our expectations. Everyone from our wedding highly complimented the hotel, staff, and especially the food which there was no shortage of. A big thank you also to Cathal who was with us throughout our wedding day to make sure there was nothing we needed. We can honestly say if we had to do it all over again, it would be the Clayton hands down.
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I cannot fault the Clayton one bit. Karina and Cathal were amazing and very attentive from start to finish. Nothing was a problem! They went above and beyond to make our day so special. We cannot thank them enough! amazing venue and well deserving off all the awards. The Clayton will always hold a specials place in our hearts. The whole experience was great and Karina took out alot of the stress.I would recommend them to the world. Keep up the good work. xx
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We held our wedding reception in The Clayton Hotel in Sept 2012...From the very first day we attended the wedding fair we fell in love with the venue...When we booked our wedding we were looked after so well by all the staff and especially Cathal...We had a wonderful day, everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish. The bridal suite is simply amazing and def the nicest place we have ever stayed...Our family and guests still talk about the wonderful meal they got that day and how friendly all the staff were..They really couldn't do enough for us..I highly recommend the Clayton and a top class wedding venue in galway...
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To Karina, Cathal and all the Clayton Hotel staff, On behalf of myself and Noel we cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us on our special day. From our first meeting with Karina, she was fantastic. Both herself and Cathal were available any time day or night with any questions or requests we had. No job was to big or to small. All our requests were taken on board. NO was never a word that was said. No matter how crazy our demands were they listened and came up with something to suit us. Great attention to detail was seen by ourselves and also the guests throughout the whole hotel- from a personal meeting with their head chef to ensure all our concerns were heard, to Sean their local pianist playing our favourite songs, to our county colours been display on the outside of the hotel. Our guests were made feel welcome from the minute they arrived. The staff were fantastic. They went above and beyond to make our day enjoyable and also relaxing. Just one example of this would be: One of our guests was unable to sit through the whole meal as she had her newborn with her. So Cathal brought up each course as we got it to her in her room. She was also given his mobile number just in case she needed anything at all. This kind of service isn't seen anywhere else. They really are at the top of their game. The hotel, food and music was second to none. Everybody commented on the huge portions of food and the free flowing wine. It was perfect from start to finish. We would recommend any couple getting married to contact Karina. You will not be disappointed. She has great patience and enthusiasm for her job. As we said before the Clayton Hotel is great value for money with all requests taken on board. All the little touches that make the day unforgettable. Thanks again for all your hard work you made our day perfect.
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I have a feeling I’m not alone in saying that when Michael and I first got engaged I felt totally overwhelmed at the thought of planning a wedding, I mean, where do you start? I have never done this before and there is no guide book...but then we made an appointment with Karina at the Clayton Hotel. Immediately, she put us both at ease and took away all of the stress. She really just assured and from that moment on and everything just fell into place. She gave us great advice, answered all of our many questions and was more than willing to work with our budget. There was no problem in tailoring a package to suit our needs. Karina was very quick to respond to any e-mail I sent and was always there to take my calls. She was a dream to work with and it honestly felt like I was dealing with a friend. The hotel itself is stunning, very modern and well maintained. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and our guests are still commenting on how impressed they were with the service they received on the day and throughout their whole stay. They really could not do enough for us and even made our guests feel like VIPs. We can only say good things about our whole experience from that very first meeting with Karina. On the day of our wedding we were absolutely treated like royalty. I cannot thank Karina, Valerie, Cathal, Matt or Nora enough. The attention paid to every tiny little detail was second to none. They really did cater to our every whim however big or small. We had a Civil Ceremony in the hotel and the ceremony room itself was beautifully decorated. It was so romantic with low lighting, candles, flowers, linen chair covers and even rose petals. One of our guests told me that she felt like she had travelled back in time to old Hollywood; it was so perfect that she felt like she was in a movie. It’s lovely to hear people say such wonderful things about your wedding day. Another thing people are still talking about is the food. Amazing! The canapés and afternoon tea kept out guests’ hunger at bay before the meal and there was more than enough to go around. We had a meeting with head chef, Matt a few weeks before the day to discuss our menu. I can honestly say that no one was left hungry, there was so much food and every bit of it was absolutely gorgeous. We actually go to the hotel regularly for dinner and the food quality is just as high on a Wednesday evening as it will be on your wedding day. The whole day ran so smoothly and it really was all down to the complete team at the Clayton. It is easy to see why they win so many well-deserved awards, especially Karina. I have and would definitely recommend the Clayton to anybody searching for a wedding venue. You will have an extraordinary day and memories to last a lifetime.
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My husband and I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the staff at the Clayton Hotel for helping to make our wedding last month so special. From the moment we met Karina it was as if we had known her for years. On that first day and over the months of planning in the lead-up to our big day she was always bubbly and passionate about her job and a pleasure to deal with. She was also the only wedding coordinator who asked “what do you want from your wedding?”. The hotel catered to all our requests without question, even going to the bother of hiring in an extra fairy light backdrop for the ballroom to accommodate our demands! Even at our menu tasting we felt like VIP’s with a personalised menu and a waitress assigned to us for the night. The chef was happy to take our suggestions on board, down to even removing the tomatoes from my salad and providing us with an alternative sauce for the starter. It was little things like that which made all the difference in the wedding preparations and reinforced the reason why we picked the Clayton. On the day everything was perfect, from the beautiful flower and candle arrangements lining the stairs to the elegant set up of the ballroom. We could not have asked for more. And those who stayed in the hotel only had positive things to say about the quality of the bedrooms – including ourselves – the bridal suite was fab!! The food was simply delicious, from the tasty jam scones and cookies at the welcoming reception to the dinner itself - large portions, hot and well timed, and those roasted vegetables were the best I’ve ever had! Nobody could have complained that they were hungry afterwards. While our main point of contact was Karina, we know there were so many others behind the scenes who worked to pull everything together, in particular Cathal, Valerie and Nora. Indeed all the staff looked after our guests like they were family and we were so happy with not only their warmth and enthusiasm but the professionalism shown at all times. The one comment that kept coming through from our guests was “they could not have done enough for us”. We have no hesitation in recommending the Clayton to any couple who is looking for a wedding venue. You will be hard pushed to find a team who is so willing to work with you and the hotel’s top notch service. A heartfelt thanks again.
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Both of us would like to thank everyone at the Clayton hotel for making our wedding day on 23rd August 2014. In particular, we would like to thank the wonderful Wedding & Events Executive, Karina Duffy. Before the wedding, she helped us organise our perfect reception and she was very accomodating to our wishes. As we live in the UK, she was excellent at organising everything via email, skype and telephone. On the run up to the day, Karina advised us on the last minute things and any issues that came up. On the day, the staff at the Clayton were excellent. They helped us get a last minute birthday cake for one of our guests who was allergic to eggs! Several members of staff ensured that all the stresses were taken off our hands, allowing us to enjoy the day. The reception was wonderful, the food was excellent and is something people are still commenting on. The rooms at the Clayton are wonderful, as was the service. Overall both us and our guests were blown away by the friendliness and professionalism of all of the staff. We would both highly recommend the Clayton and could not have had our wedding reception anywhere else. Thank you so much. Best wishes
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We held our wedding in The Clayton Hotel on July 5th 2014. From the moment we first went to view the Clayton as a potential venue we knew it was the right place for us. Karina and all the staff were always there to answer any questions we had and fulfill any requests that we made. Nothing was ever unachievable. Our wedding day itself in The Clayton was perfect right from the very beginning to the very end. The hotel looked fabulous; the attention to detail was second to none. Everyone is still commenting on the amazing food that was served right down from the arrival canapés to the evening buffet. The dinner itself was delicious, everything was very well presented, served efficiently and warm and there was more than plenty for everyone. The wine at the tables was also topped up very efficiently. There was also no issue with having a late bar and letting the party roll into the early hours of the next morning. We cannot recommend The Clayton highly enough to anyone who is considering holding their wedding at this fantastic hotel. You will not be sorry with your choice. We would like to say a huge thank you to Karina, Cathal and all the staff at The Clayton for all their hard work with making our day so perfect and special. We cannot commend the staff highly enough on their professionalism, friendliness and enthusiasm on the day. We certainly had the best day of our lives and it was all made possible by everyone at The Clayton Hotel. Thanks again and hopefully see you soon.
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The Clayton Hotel Galway, what can I really say except “our big day, the Clayton way”. I have to say that the Clayton hotel was the first and last hotel we visited in our search for a venue/hotel to host our wedding reception and know now it was not only our first choice but the right choice. From our initial meeting with Karina the Wedding and Events Executive we were put at ease as we explained what we wanted and the way we wanted it. Our wedding was to be by no means conventional and had reservations as to how she and her colleagues may react however she was completely understanding and totally accommodating to all our requests. Karina’s competency coupled with her speedy replies to any questions or queries we had was a breath of fresh air. As time went on and the big day came near naturally nerves set in however we were reassured to “enjoy ourselves and they would take care of the rest” and they did, they went above and beyond in my opinion. I cannot complement the Clayton Hotel enough on the way in which everything ran so smoothly and coming from a Hotel and Catering background years ago I was taken aback at the clear lines of communication and the genuine friendliness of all the staff and the efficiency at which everyone knew what was going on and what role they had to play, something which is often a challenge in a large organisation. On 4th June we had the best day of our lives and a massive part was played by the Clayton Hotel and we were in awe of our red carpet, our champagne and piano reception and the way in which they had decorated the hotel reception for us and our guests, it was like a dream come true. When it was time for us to dine again they were most accommodating in that I had a surprise for my groom and wanted a special track to be played as we were announced and again there was no fuss and no losing it or anything like that they had it spot on and my husband was really, really impressed with this, it made my day to see him even happier than I had all day ?. The fairy light back drop, place settings and overall decoration of the room was simply only what I had dreamed of and if I had done it myself could not have been any better!. When it came to dining with our guests again they exceeded expectations as every guest commented that the food was nothing but first class and that they were anything but hungry!. Coupled with this we were impressed by the way in which it was clearly handled with two of our guests having dietary requirements. At no stage did any of the staff have to double check any aspect of our day with us, most impressive indeed. Our honeymoon suite was beautiful and it was the little finishing touches like petals on the bed and a note to wish us well that really made it a memorable experience and with a view and balcony around the hotel, it was breath-taking to wake up to the morning after not to mention our champagne breakfast!. Overall it was “our day, our way, the Clayton way” and if I had to do it all over again would not change a single thing and cannot recommend the Clayton Hotel, all the staff and especially Karina and Cathal enough for making our day an absolutely fabulous one. I want to extend a huge THANK YOU to them for all their help, consideration and hard work leading up to and on our big day. In my mind it is thee one and only venue to hold a wedding reception in Galway. A, 5 stars*****. Wishing you all health, happiness and success in the future.
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Hi Karina, Thanks very much for you help in putting on such a good show. Food was excellent. Have not heard any complaints about anything! The night just went too quickly for us. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff & management team.
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We'd like to thank Karina, Cathal and all the staff of the Clayton Hotel for a truly amazing day. From the moment we met Karina, the wedding co-ordinator, we knew we were in good hands - She was available to answer all our questions and to accommodate all our requests from day one! On the day, from the moment we arrived at the hotel to when we checked out everything was perfect. The food at both the drinks reception and the meal was fantastic, the service was incredible...nothing was too much trouble! It really made a difference to know everything and everyone was being taken care of and this allowed us to really enjoy the whole experience ourselves. Our guests were equally impressed with everything, we got lots of great comments on our choice of venue :) I'd recommend the Clayton Hotel to anyone for their Wedding Day, ours was truly amazing. Thanks so much for everything!
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Wow, what can I say except all our guests were blown away by the standard in the hotel, bedrooms, the function room, the food and the level of service. We had guests from USA, UK, United Arab Emirates who were all so impressed. We were truly treated royalty by all your teams. Nothing was too much to ask. Our room was sooo fab, out of this world and loved the crystals and petals in the room. We didn't see much of it..it was 7am before I hit the bed, sign of a great night! Feedback from our guests was unreal, the food was amazing and they felt a real presence from hotel team in the room and they were always checking on the tables. My friend who herself married recently in Mayo was totally blown away and didn't realise the hotel ,in her words” was so perfect for weddings” and she would totally recommend the hotel for weddings. I do hope you get some more weddings from our day. Thanks again.
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Myself and Daragh want to thank you Karina and the staff at the Clayton so so much for everything you guys did to make our day so special. The room, food, staff etc was all fantastic and we had such an amazing day. All our guests were very impressed with the hotel and staff and they are still saying how great the hotel was. You guys really did pull out all the stops for us. I am a bit sad now writing this email as it finally puts everything to a close but thanks again so much for everything Karina, the Clayton are very lucky to have you ;) All the best for the future Kind Regards.
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A massive thank you to Karina, Cathal & the team, you all made us feel so special and we had a blast! Best day ever
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Both Luke and I want to sincerely thank the Clayton Hotel for making the 7th December such a special day for us and we cannot praise Karina Duffy our wedding co-coordinator highly enough. From the welcome on arrival, to the fabulous reception, the gorgeous meal, to the super friendly service and the amazing late night entertainment, thank you so much for making our wedding the most effortless and carefree day we could have possibly imagined. All our guests were wowed by the friendliness and courtesy of everyone who looked after us. 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. Overall the entire staff were absolutely amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better hotel to host our wedding. From our very first meeting, Karina put us at ease & we knew that our day would be well catered for, with no detail overlooked. That took so much pressure off us coming up to the big day. The hotel was one thing we didn’t have to stress over thanks to Karina Duffy who is in a class of her own when it comes to wedding coordinating Her communication skills are second to none and if I had any query or requests they were responded to and answered quickly and efficiently. Her calm and relaxed demeanor made Karina very approachable, and nothing was a problem for her. We would highly recommend The Clayton to anyone looking for a great day, it was perfect. Thank you so much
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We had our wedding on the 11th of December 2013 in the Clayton. The Clayton Hotel far exceeded our wedding expectations. Our day was simply amazing and we put that down to the professional approach of the staff at the Clayton. From original booking, all the way through to the ceremony and the reception we felt we had the benefit of a personal wedding co-coordinator as their wedding co-coordinator Karina helped us out with so much detail. They advised on the best places to get flowers, make-up, bands etc. Myself any my husband booked our wedding through Karina. We decided to have both the ceremony and reception at the hotel. Karina's insight and knowledge was amazing! She included little extras for us that we would not have thought of. We also coordinated with Matt (the head chef). Some of our guests had special dietary requirements and they were all taken care of with no fuss. I am a vegetarian and I am used of getting not so great meals at weddings. The meal Matt prepared for me was one of the best ever! All of the guests have commented to us and/or our parents on the quality of the food and service they got on the day. Cathal (manager) was also a pleasure to deal with. He made sure the day ran smoothly and that all of our guests were well taken care of. One of the children in attendance was sick. Its Mom sent me a message in the days afterwards to say she was blown away with how attentive the staff were when they knew her son was unwell and sent him up drinks / colours / books / tissues etc to the bedroom to help out. The suite we were given for the night before and the night of our wedding was simply beautiful. It has a fabulous balcony that wraps around the suite (great for photographs). It has a separate living room and bedroom which was great as we hosted a mini party for my family in the room before the ceremony. The bedroom has to be experienced to be believed! Wide screen TV in each room, fabulous shower room, double hand basins, I could go on and on! To top it all off, on the day Karina had organised a special bicycle as a prop for us for our photographs. I had mentioned it to her in passing the day before the wedding (I had spotted it outside a florists on the way to the hotel) and to my surprise when I went down to the lobby on the day of the wedding she had it in the lobby! Karina, Cathal, Matt and all the staff at the Clayton made our wedding experience very special for us. We spent a couple of months comparing venues in Co Galway and Roscommon for our wedding. We narrowed our choice down to 3 contenders based on a price point we were comfortable with and also the star rating of the hotel. We then organised to attend wedding fairs at all three hotels. On meeting Karina at the Clayton we quickly eliminated the other two as we felt her approach was so professional. She listened to our needs and adopted their offerings to meet our particular needs. On the day the hotel far exceeded our expectations. The level of detail they went to with decorating the room (it was amazing!!), the quality and quantity of flowers, the quality of service all of our guests received, the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff all made our day flow without any problems. We felt throughout that we were being listened to. We felt that it was equally as important to Karina (the wedding coordinator) as to us, that our day ran smoothly. We look forward to our next family celebration and will definitely be returning to the Clayton many times in the future! I know that some of our guests have booked mini breaks there this year as they were so impressed with the level of service.
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Last minute we popped along to the Clayton Wedding Fair in October 2012, having only been engaged two weeks we certainly weren't expecting to find the perfect venue, but that's exactly what we found! We looked at many other venues but we both knew it was always going to be the Clayton from that first visit, not only because of the beautiful modern décor, the reputation for amazing food or even the 'out of this world' presidential suite, it was down to the staff themselves.. Karina was amazing in the run up to our big day and was in contact frequently regarding the menu, the banquet room décor planning etc. and we couldn't have asked for more! It's easy to see why she is a finalist in this years Wedding Co-ordinator of the year awards and it's very well deserved! On our big day we were made to feel very like royalty! Every member of staff from reception to accommodation was helpful and friendly and this made our big day even more special. All of our guests were made feel really welcome and we really appreciated that. Nothing was too much trouble. Cathal was brilliant on the day and somehow managed to personally welcome most of our guests and check in on every table during the meal. Dale was also constantly on hand throughout the day ensuring everything went to plan. The food was amazing and some of our guests are probably still full after all they were given!! From the canapés at arrival, the beautiful meal to the evening platters there was more than enough for everyone one and we have had so many people comment how much and how tasty everything was, its a credit to the chefs! When we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by Karina and Cathal and we knew we had picked the ideal venue. We would recommend the Clayton to anyone looking for a wedding venue. Our day was truly magical and all the more special because of the care and attention provided by all of the staff. Karina, Cathal, Dale and all the staff, thanks again and best of luck in the finals
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Hi Karina, I'm sorry I haven't got around to sending out my thank you cards yet, believe me you are top of my list. We had the most amazing day. I could not say enough good things about you and the Clayton, I would recommend you without any hesitation. Between yourself, Cathal and all the staff you made us feel like royalty. So many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! The food was fabulous and there was no end to it, all of our guests said the same. Thank you so much for making us feel so special and helping to make our special day perfect. A big thank you also for all of details that contributed to our guests having such a wonderful day. Thanks again for everything,
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Hi Karina, Things are a great with us. It is so hard to believe a year has nearly gone by, but it has been such a busy time for both of us. We are both really grateful to you especially, for your patience with us and all the time you gave us in the lead up to the wedding. We really felt that anything you could do to make our day special you would go that extra mile to make it happen, it truly was a pleasure dealing with you. By the way our both the guests and I really enjoyed the sweet cart! I wanted to ask you to give a special thank you and highlight the chef for our wedding day. A number of our guests had special dietary requirements, one person in fact had very particular needs and she complimented both the staff and the chef for their kind handling of her situation and the fantastic food that was provided for her. This is only one reflection of how impressed we were with the Clayton and all the team, and only one example of how you all looked after our guests. I really can’t thank you all enough or say enough good things about our day, but the amount of amazing feedback we have got truly shows what a venue the Clayton is, the calibre of its staff and how we will never fail to recommend you as a choice venue. Best Regards.
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Des and I would like to thank the staff of the Clayton Hotel for the excellent service provided to us and our guests on our Wedding Day. From our initial meeting with Cathal and Karina, everything was easy and efficient. From the beginning you both took a personal interest in helping us plan our day right down from the canapés and flowers, right through to the celebrations on the day and also the next day after the wedding itself. The attention to detail in all aspects of the day were second to none. The hotel took great time and consideration into creating the perfect menu for our guests. They took on board our ideas and helped us in every way possible. The quality of food on the Wedding Day is paramount because it is what people remember. On our wedding Day, we could not have asked for anything more. The meal was well timed, beautifully presented, warm, tasted amazing, huge portions and went down a treat with all. The food at the Clayton is excellent but we can honestly say, that it was equally good, if not better on the actual day when the kitchen was catering for bigger numbers. We had so many super comments regarding the food. You certainly pulled out all the stops and made sure all our guests were exceptionally welcomed and were individually given the best of attention. On the day itself, It was great to have you all greet us when we arrived at the hotel as you kind of settled us before we walked in through the doors to a cheer from all our guests. I would certainly be happy to recommend the Clayton Hotel to anyone It was most definitely the wedding of our dreams, made possible by the hardworking, friendly and attentive staff leading up too and during our wedding day. All your staff in the Clayton went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure everything ran smoothly and that we all had the very best day possible. What stood out for us (besides the food) was the staff’s enthusiasm, professionalism and the courtesy they showed to all our guests, all of the time even through to the next days celebrations. A huge thank you to you all. Finally after all the emails and phone calls with Karina in relation to the room set out, I would love to say that it had exceeded all of our expectations and when we walked in we knew it was going to be one of the best day of our lives. To you Karina and Cathal no amount of words can ever be enough to thank you both for everything, you both are a credit to the hotel but also wonderful people, and we would like to wish you both every happiness and success in the future. PS: Can you believe we had not one person say any thing bad about any thing. Truly amazing as I am sure you know yourselves….there is always one. Many thanks x x x
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Dear Karina, We would like to thank you so much for your professionalism, your patience, your smile and your kindness. It has been such a pleasure to work with you during the last few months. You have satisfied all our requests and taken care of all the details we wanted to have for our big day, from the small ones to the big ones. The day ran so smoothly, we didn’t have to worry about anything, the staff was professional, the food well presented & tasty and the room was well decorated with an elegant touch. We would like to thank you personally for your GREAT JOB, for your care, for accommodating and being flexible to all our requests. Thanks for all your help.
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From the very first moment of contact with the staff at The Clayton Hotel, I knew we had made the right choice. Planning a wedding from outside your hometown is never easy, and especially so when you live on the other side of the planet in New Zealand. But I never had to worry for one second. Karina and her staff were always extremely attentive, focused on helping us to shape our dream wedding and always quick to respond to any questions or suggestions we had. From day one, they took the pressure away from us and made our perfect day come true, pulling out all the stops. The service was above and beyond, the food divine and the over all experience one neither I, my husband or guests will ever forget. I still have people telling me how amazing everything was, and I know plenty have now recommended The Clayton to their friends and family, of which I will be doing the same. Thank you so much for making what can be a stressful event to organise an absolute breeze. We look forward to coming back for a visit the next time we are back in Ireland. And for those of you reading this wondering whether or not to go with The Clayton, their price, which will suit the smallest to largest of budgets, varying options and service are head and shoulders above the rest. You really can't get any better than this."
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Hi Karina, On behalf of Alan and I, Thank you so much for everything in the run up and the day of our wedding. We could not of been happier with our choice of Venue. We have been getting glowing comments from our guests about the food, Décor, hospitality and service from all involved. We would have no hassle recommending you to anyone. Top class Service. The lighting could not have matched better either …. So different with the lights and rooms set. Loved every bit of it. it was definitely the best wedding I was ever at… . Not that I am biased or anything. Back to work today and back to reality. Regards to the team. Thanks again
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We would be delighted to recommend the Clayton Hotel to any prospective bride and groom. The staff were lovely and Karina really made us feel that whatever we wanted the hotel would provide. This initial meeting with her made us feel that the Clayton was the place for us. The guests flying in from other countries and driving from other parts of the country found the hotel very easily as it was so close to the motorway exit. All our guests complimented the rooms, the beds, and the friendliness of the staff. The customer service was genuine and warm rather than the text book variety that you often find these days. And the setup with the band and dj was great as all the equipment was on site
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Karina, We had the cliché "Best day of our Lives!!! REALLY!! Everything was Literally PERFECT! Your own attention to detail, professionalism, obliging, hardwork as well as your team, especially Valerie & Cathal x You were all a pleasure to be associated with. All our guests are still talking about it, they couldn’t get over the food, the amount of food and the service! But... of course I’ve good taste too in choosing you! Lol J We will never ever forget all your hospitality to us, we highly, highly recommend you, your team and your hotel, if we can do anything to help promote you all just ask. We couldn’t make any suggestions for your service in the future as it is perfect, well done to you all. Karina, you make it happen!! xxx Kindest, appreciating Regards,
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We held our wedding at the Clayton Hotel on the 23rd March 2013. From the very beginning, all the staff of the Clayton were extremely helpful and welcoming at all times. We found that all the staff of the hotel were efficient, courteous and helpful at all times. We dealt a lot with Karina and Valerie in the run up to the wedding, along with Cathal on the day. We always felt that they had lots of time for us and were always interested and involved. The day itself ran like clockwork, from the moment we arrived. We honestly can't say enough for everyone at the hotel. Our guests were all so happy with the food, the service and their rooms. The atmosphere was fantastic, and everything ran smoothly. The meal was excellent, and I would call in to the hotel every day for another pavlova dessert if I could - gorgeous! We stayed on the next day along with a few guests, and enjoyed relaxing with our friends and family in the hotel. We were never rushed, and were truly made to feel like the centre of attention! Our room was beautiful, so relaxing and absolutely spotless. Many of our guests commented on how comfortable their rooms were. We cannot recommend the Clayton Hotel highly enough. Many thanks to all the staff who worked together to help make our day so wonderful. Karina and Valerie were excellent throughout the whole lead up to and the weekend of the wedding, and we really appreciate that. All the best,
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Thank you all so much for everything; we had the most amazing day in the Clayton! We have got so much compliments on both food and the staff.
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Having had a small family wedding in Kerry, we returned from our honeymoon three weeks later and were lucky to have the opportunity to celebrate (again) our wedding with friends at the Clayton in Galway. We can not say enough to commend their staff!! Karina & Valeries' confidence and experience ensured that we knew all angles would be covered beforehand. On the night they, and Cathal, were ever present and were able to guide us effortlessly in all events (room, food, musicians). Any minor hiccups (people showing up unexpectedly!!) were easily dealt with and didn't impact at all to our & our guests' enjoyment. The night flew and it was hard to believe we were signing out & saying goodbye to the wonderful Clayton staff at noon the next day! Our thanks to all staff for their efforts, professionalism and good humour throughout" Slán go fóill a chairde!
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To Karina & Cathal and All the Staff at the Clayton, Thank you so much for helping us prepare and celebrate our special day. We had an amazing day and thanks to you and all your staff. All our family’s and guests felt very welcome and everyone complimented on your staff and how attentive and helpful they were throughout the day. Thanks again

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