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Clayton Hotel Sligo

Clarion Road, Ballytivnan, Sligo, F91 N8EF
Reviews (19) 5/5
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Located on the outskirts of Sligo Town and overlooked by the majestic Benbulben Mountain is the Clayton Hotel Sligo a wonderful wedding venue in the west of Ireland.

Dating back to 1848 and designed by William Dean Butler, the Clayton is a landmark building boasting a striking granite exterior, which has been sensitively restored and remodelled as a beautiful contemporary 4 star hotel.

We invite you to celebrate your most memorable day with us. Our professional events team understands the importance of this occasion – our aim is to ensure every last detail of your day is planned and delivered to your expectations.

From the small intimate reception to the larger more traditional banquet for up to 400 guests, everything a bride or groom could wish for in a wedding venue can be found right here.

Contact us today to arrange a show around of this wedding venue.


19 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Natalie leonard
Added 6th Oct 2022
Wedding 10th Sep 2022
We myself and my husband kevin could not fault a thing on day. We have had loads of compliments back from guests aswell saying how they enjoyed every single part of the day... thank you lara neilan for all her help in past year helping us make sure our day ran smoothly
Margaret Gorman
Added 6th Oct 2022
Wedding 29th Jul 2022
Myself and my husband celebrated our wedding in the clayton July 2022 what a beautiful venue for any couple thinking of having their wedding the staff were an absolute pleasure to deal with especially Lara and Joseph who went above and beyond to make sure everything was the way we wanted it and the day was perfect from start to finish ,the venue itself was beautifully layed out with lovely little touches and the food was delicious!!!
Siobhan and Graham O'Sullivan
Added 19th Apr 2021
Wedding 2nd Jan 2021
Me and my now wife spent a wonderful few days here for our wedding. During covid we faced massive uncertainties and frankly the Clayton came to our rescue having had our initial wedding cancelled. From the outset the Clayton were a pleasure to deal with and continually went above and beyond. Friendly, hardworking and personable staff. Excellent food. Marvellous accommodation. It's a shame we couldn't make further use of their amenities due to Covid as I'm sure they too would have been outstanding. We left there feeling they had truly gone above and beyond in all aspects. I would recommend them as a hotel and business to anyone. I would also urge any couples facing wedding issues to also get in touch with them as they truly made our day special in the face of massive uncertainties. Thank you to all the staff.
Mary and Darren Hopper
Added 19th Apr 2021
Wedding 9th Oct 2020
We and our guests had an amazing day. To say I was blown away with the ceremony room would be an understatement. It was so beautiful and surpassed anything I could have imagined. The service throughout the day and including the meal was perfect. The registrar said that it was the nicest room set up she had seen in a hotel in Sligo and the photographer loved it too. Thank you again for being so helpful and accommodating.
Pearl & Brian
Added 23rd Oct 2019
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
5 Star Wedding Venue***** We had our wedding in the Clayton Hotel Sligo this NYE. From start to finish the customer service was 5 star. Sandra O'Hara (Wedding Coordinator) attended to every detail, promptly replied to all emails & put this bride at ease throughout the planning, Sandra is a natural wedding planner & is such a lovely, friendly and jovial person an asset to front of house for sure. Also, who can forget the lovely Voyteck, don't worry he'll ensure you don't...his humour and attention to detail especially on your wedding day, ensuring the smooth running of everything is fantastic. From Noel's excellent customer service and pleasantries, Norma & Sebastian's scrumptious & very memorable food, which guests continue to rave about (esp.) the slow cooked beef (A+) still remember the taste yum!!! When a guest who's a serious beef farmer compliments the beef to a high standard you know it's good. What initially won us over to choose the Clayton in Sligo over many wedding venues we visited in the west, was definitely the staff, not having to sit in the reception to discuss wedding plans as hotel guests walk through, instead directed to a beautifully decorated private wedding room, & every time you visited the hotel over the course of the year, the staff always greeted you by name, the personal touch beats any we've experienced in numerous wedding venues we visited & we visited a lot..... Thank you so much Sandra and all the staff at the Clayton, we'll look forward to many future stays at the Clayton and our return visit for our anniversary next year.xx
Eileen and Owen
Added 22nd Oct 2019
Wedding 20th Oct 2019
My wedding Had my wedding here in September 2019, we had the most amazing day. The staff went above and beyond their duties especially Sandra O'Hara and Laurie Kenna who treated us like royalty. All our guests on the day told us that the food was top class and there was not one complaint. To top it off the weather was amazing we couldn't of asked for a better day. We will definitely be back for more visits. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts xx, The new Mr and Mrs Howley.
Added 4th Nov 2019
Wedding 18th Oct 2019
We had our wedding here on the 18th of October 2019, and we cannot praise Sandra, Sarah and all the staff at the Clayton hotel Sligo enough. We had a wedding of 80 adults and a few children. From the very beginning Sandra was fantastic to deal with. There was never an issue too big or too small to deal with. I have to commend all staff, be it reception staff, to bar staff or the waiting staff, any time that my now husband would be on the premises they all pretty much greeted us by name, asking all about the wedding etc. It gave such a family and homely atmosphere during the run up and on the day of the wedding. We had our ceremony in the hotel too, so I had all my morning preparations in the hotel the morning of the wedding. The rooms are extraordinary!! So big bright airy spacious rooms. The ceremony room was decorated fantastically, it really didn't feel part of the hotel. Every little detail was taken care of. We had the drinks reception then the wedding reception. We had our wedding pictures taken on both the amazing grounds of the hotel and in Hazelwood nearby. The food during the reception was fabulous, I'm salivating just thinking about it! We had a number of guests with difficult intolerances to cater for, and the food they had was as equally tasty as what everyone else had. I had never attended a wedding before where platters for seconds were brought around, this was to much delight of a number of guests! The beef went down a storm, and I personally will be back for the hake. My partner and I were inundated with queries of how we came upon this hotel, and guests complimenting all staff, the location, the rooms, the facilities and the food etc. I genuinely could not fault the hotel or any of the staff. All of this meant my partner and I just had the most relaxed easy day and allowed us to just enjoy our day. We really want to extend our gratitude to Sandra and Sarah,who ensured our day went off without a hitch. Thanks again, New Mr and Mrs Taylor
Andrew and Sophie
Added 22nd Oct 2019
Wedding 29th Aug 2019
Wedding In August Amazing Hotel in the heart of Sligo. Made even more amazing by the staff. This really is a gem that has to be seen to be believed. We had our wedding here at the end of August and all the staff went above and beyond for us. They took care of everything we needed. Minded the bride, groom and the whole party with such care both to our face and in the background. If you want somewhere amazing for your wedding in this part of the country I couldn’t recommend it more. Andrew and Sophie
Aleena and Darren
Added 22nd Oct 2019
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
Thank you, and all your staff so much for everything. We both had a fabulous day and you all went above and beyond for us. So happy we chose to have our wedding with you guys, from start to finish it was all amazing. So sad it's over. Thanks again, Darren and Aleena .
Lisa and Philip
Added 22nd Jul 2019
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
Absolutely fabulous had my wedding venue here and couldn't of asked for more as everything was perfect exactly the way I had hoped it would be and staff were brilliant and very welcoming couldn't of asked for more from all at Clayton especially Sandra wedding co-ordinator x
Response from Clayton Hotel Sligo
Thank you so much Lisa and Philip. We are delighted to hear you had the day you dreamed of. To you and all your families we wish you both every happiness in your future lives together.
Sinead Jackson
Added 30th Oct 2019
Wedding 12th Jul 2019
We had the most amazing wedding day in the Clayton Hotel Sligo. We got married in the charming Canis Major chapel on the grounds which was not only absolutely stunning but was also so handy since we had lots of guests from overseas who had already travelled so much to be there. The scenic driveway really impressed our guests and set the tone for a stellar day. Our reception was in the Pegasus ballroom, everything had been tailored to our taste and style as a couple perfectly - we loved every second of our big day. Sandra and the whole team made everything go so smoothly and were always there for anything we needed and beyond - we couldn't recommend them or the Clayton Sligo highly enough.
Jacqui and Mick
Added 22nd Jul 2019
Wedding 28th Jun 2019
The Perfect Wedding We would like to thank all at The Clayton Hotel for giving us such a wonderful Wedding Day. We had 100 guests stay at the hotel for 3 nights, the wedding celebrations started from the moment they stepped off the coach from the airport, where they were greeted with champagne, canapes and a smile.The service throughout the hotel was exemplary from staff in all areas, our guests were extremely well looked after all weekend. Our Wedding Day was extra special, with our ceremony in the Chapel in the grounds of the hotel, followed by a drinks reception then the wedding reception in the ballroom.The meal in the evening was outstanding with plenty of it, followed by a lovely buffet, our guests were very well fed all day, and the ones that had the roast beef couldn't stop talking about how amazing it was. We can not thank Sandra O'Hara enough, the wedding manager, for giving us such a special day, her professionalism and efficiency made the whole day go so smoothly, which allowed us to enjoy our day as well, nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend The Clayton Hotel, Sligo for a Wedding, with its idyllic grounds, superb staff, fantastic facilities, amazing food,and great accommodation, everything in one place this is the perfect location for a wedding. All our guests have not stopped talking about what a wonderful wedding and weekend they had. Thank you all so much
Response from Clayton Hotel Sligo
Jacqui and Mick, you were both such an absolute pleasure to meet. I was delighted to work alongside both of you planning your wedding day. We love to see you both coming back to Clayton Sligo whenever you are home from the UK. We wish you both every happiness in your future lives together. Looking forward to seeing you both soon. From Sandra and all the Staff at Clayton Hotel Sligo.
Keelan and Carly
Added 22nd Oct 2019
Wedding 22nd Jun 2019
We had our Daughters Wedding here and Sandra was the best Wedding Coordinator!! Dex and Pam hair and makeup was incredible!! Every detail of our wedding far exceeded our expectations!!
Damien and Rachel Kilfeather
Added 25th May 2019
Wedding 11th May 2019
Can't say anything bad about The Clayton Hotel Sligo, we had our wedding reception there on the 11 of May and it was just amazing, We can't thank the staff enough for all they done. Sandra the wedding co ordinator was so helpful through the whole experience. Thanks again everyone for helping our day go so smooth. We are so happy we picked The Clayton Hotel as our wedding venue.
Response from Clayton Hotel Sligo
Thank you Rachel and Damien for your lovely wedding review. We are delighted you both had such a memorable day. From all the staff here in Clayton Hotel Sligo we wish you both every happiness in your future lives together.
Added 16th May 2019
Wedding 10th May 2019
Myself and my husband had the absolute best day at our wedding!! From start to finish they pulled everything together for us
Response from Clayton Hotel Sligo
Thank you so much Sinead and Liam for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to work with you both in planning your wedding day.The team and myself are delighted that the day was everything you both dreamed of. We wish you both every happiness in your future lives together with your family.
Melissa and Colin
Added 22nd Oct 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
We had our wedding in the Clayton hotel Co Sligo on the 4th of May 2019, and all I can say is that it was the best day of our life's. From start to finish nothing was a problem everything was on time and our guests would give 10/10 for time and great food served on the day. Sandra is the wedding and events manager and she was a dream to work with, she made the whole planning of our wedding so easy and stress free. The Clayton hotel really went above and beyond to make our dream wedding come true. And I want to thank Sandra so much for helping us achieve this magical day. Melissa & Colin x
Amanda and Daryl
Added 22nd Oct 2019
Wedding 3rd May 2019
The support and help we received from the staff at the Clayton was exemplary. Sandra, Voytek and the team were with us every step of the way, providing help as well as suggestions on vendor contacts, food recommendations, etc. Our wedding day was seamless and enjoyed by all our guests, the food was especially raved about! I would highly recommend the Clayton Hotel as a wedding venue to consider, having the perfect combination of an intimate wedding ceremony situated in a stunning hotel with a beautiful ballroom to entertain your guests afterwards.
Mandy Mc Keown
Added 17th Apr 2019
Wedding 5th Apr 2019
We had our wedding in the Clayton Hotel Sligo on April 5th and I have to say I can't sing it's praises highly enough.Sandra the wedding and events manager is an absolute star,she made the whole planning experience so easy and stress free and was at the end of the phone whenever I needed her.The head chef Edel came to meet us 1st at our menu tasting which I thought was a lovely touch and again wished us the best on the day,we were made feel very special from start to finish.the hotel is beautiful,the food is amazing and the staff were just fantastic.i highly recommend the Clayton Sligo for anyone's wedding, we look forward to returning for a stay here again. Well done everyone x
Response from Clayton Hotel Sligo
Thank you so much Mandy and Sean we are all so delighted you both and your friends and family had a great day. We look forward to greeting you back to Clayton Sligo in the future.
Audette & Darren
Added 16th Apr 2019
Wedding 15th Mar 2019
What can we say that will do enough to compliment the Clayton hotel . Everything from start to finish was excellent . From the preparation right up until the big day everything we requested was met with no problems . Sandra and voytek and all the staff went to great lengths to ensure our big day went smoothly . Thanks so much from both of us . Would highly recommend to any couple .
Response from Clayton Hotel Sligo
Thank you so much for your wedding review Darren and Audette. The staff and myself were delighted to be apart of your wedding day. We wish you both a lifetime of Love, Happiness and Laughter.
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