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The Great Northern Hotel, Golf and Leisure Centre

Bundoran, Donegal
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The Great Northern Hotel, Leisure Centre and Golf Course stands proud and majestically on the cliffs overlooking the wild and rugged Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by the emerald greens of our championship 18 hole Golf Course, you will struggle to find a better venue that emanates all the best characteristics and features of the Wild Atlantic Way.


The Great Northern Hotel provides the perfect place for your photographer to catch all the precious memories of your perfect day. With each and every turn you take you to see a brand new enchanting backdrop and no two photos will ever be the same. Your guests will marvel at the breath-taking views available, long before they reach your reception on arrival.


Step inside our hotel lobby where the warmest of welcomes awaits you, your family and your guests. Established in 1894 this delightful family-run venue has real “old world” charm. Our experienced staff are on hand to see that all your guests and their every need is catered for. Our hotel lobby is luxuriously furnished to ensure comfort and warmth whilst you and your guests sample the delicious canapes and sip on chilled champagne. In the cooler months, we can offer to warm your guests up with our signature house mulled wine.

The Great Northern Hotel endeavours to provide an experience for you and your guests that will be remembered long after your first anniversary. You will receive food and beverage guidance from our wedding team to deliver a menu full of flavours whilst making sure every dietary requirement is catered for without compromising on taste.

Our splendid wedding room can accommodate comfortably large family weddings and can be adjusted to suitably hold personal and intimate family weddings.

The room is beyond beautiful when dressed for your special day. Crisp ivory table cloths & chair covers with gold satin sashes compliment the spectacular Atlantic Suite. Finished with tall solid silver candelabras for that extra sparkle, personalised wedding menus and mood lighting around our chandeliers – your venue is simply waiting for you, your partner and your guests to arrive and enjoy your meal with first-class professional service. Our Top table sits high while you along with your bridal party and parents can view all the guests whilst enjoying your wedding meal.

As the sun sets on Donegal Bay your guests will be mesmerised by the outstanding natural beauty of their surroundings. Floor to ceiling windows in our wedding room allows all guests to savour the sunset without moving from their seats. A perfect end to a perfect meal – but the night is not over yet. We will help you facilitate any extra entertainment you wish to provide for the enjoyment of your guests.

From your initial enquiry with our wedding coordinator you’ll be guided through the planning of your most special of days with regular contact and gentle guidance. We will steer you through the hotels range of wedding packages and ensure you select the right one for YOUR dream day

Your wedding day is not just a special day. It is one of the most important days of your life. That is why we at The Great Northern are delighted that you should consider us to cater for that important day.

We are pleased to offer you a selection of menus and our Executive Chef will be pleased to tailor a menu to your specific requirements.



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Quality of service5.0/5
Caitriona McElroy Forde
Added 10th Nov 2019
Wedding 3rd May 2019
We were completely blown away by the service we received by the management and staff at The Great Northern hotel. From the very first contact with Karen, she made us feel very welcome and at ease that our wedding would be the best day of our lives. We organized everything from Australia and Karen took all the pressure off us. We had an amazing weekend and our family and friends continue to praise the hotel on the food and service received. It honestly was the wedding of our dreams and couldn't have asked for anything more.
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