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The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year

Fahan, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Capacity
160
Reviews (37) 5/5
Prices from
€70.00
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The Red Door Country House was delighted to be awarded Restaurant Venue of the Year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the weddingsonline Awards! 


Nestled among mature trees and landscaped gardens, The Red Door Country House stands proudly on the banks of Lough Swilly in the historic village of Fahan, just a few miles south of Buncrana in Inishowen, Co.Donegal. The exclusive setting, unrivalled scenery and fantastic variation in colour in every season provide a stunning backdrop for wedding celebrations of 80 – 160 guests.

Offering the warmest hospitality, laid back luxury, award-winning food and attention to detail, you are guaranteed a truly memorable wedding day when you choose The Red Door. Traditional open fires in the bar and ‘Kate’s Room’ enhance the homely atmosphere and these areas provide a perfect meeting place for guests before and after dinner.

Wedding ceremonies and receptions are held in the beautifully appointed ‘Willow Room’, ‘Violet Room’ and ‘Scarlet Room’. 

Please note, weddings are not held on Saturdays or Sundays at The Red Door Country House.

The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year is a Restaurant Wedding Venues, Country House Wedding Venues from Donegal servicing weddings throughout the local area including Buncrana, Letterkenny, Derry.

The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year is a Restaurant Wedding Venues, Country House Wedding Venues Restaurant Wedding Venues, Country House Wedding Venues that has been part of the Restaurant Wedding Venues, Country House Wedding Venues industry since 2009 specialising in exclusive weddings.

Reviews

5.0/5
37 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Ramona Nixon
Added 11th Nov 2019
Wedding 25th Oct 2019
Such a beautiful place to get married. We had an outdoor cermony there and had the reception there also.The food and service was excellent from start to finish They really went above and beyond to make our day so special.
Riain Mc Laughlin
Added 13th Nov 2019
Wedding 18th Oct 2019
The venue and staff are brilliant. The food is outstanding. They make your wedding day very easy.
Jeni and James
Added 12th Nov 2019
Wedding 6th Sep 2019
The Red Door will always be such a special place to us, for our wedding day of course but because it made our day so perfect. From start to finish, everything was top quality and made so easy for us, the staff really took care of everything and thought of everything, helping us to really feel at ease during such a stressful time. We felt looked after and that the day was so personal to us, even though there are weddings there all the time. We had so many compliments from our guests on the venue, the atmosphere, the location and especially the food - people said it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding! We are so thankful to all the staff at The Red Door for such a wonderful experience.
Edwina & Richard
Added 12th Nov 2019
Wedding 30th Aug 2019
We have had so many lovely comments from our wedding guests about how amazing the food and service was in the red door on our wedding day. They went above and beyond on the day and looked after us so well.
Ciara Hanley
Added 30th Jun 2019
Wedding 7th Jun 2019
5 stars all round from the amazing food to the location and wonderful staff. Linda and Francis were so so helpful every step of the way. Truly An exceptional venue.
Eilis O'Donnell
Added 14th Nov 2019
Wedding 3rd May 2019
We got married in the Red Door Country House in May 2019 and had the perfect day thanks to all the hard working staff at the Red Door. The food was top class, the venue is stunning (the views, even more so!!), and the staff could not have done any more for us or our guests. No request was too big or too small. I am so glad that we choose the Red Door as our wedding venue as it was everything we hoped for and more.
Eilis Galbraith
Added 3rd Jun 2019
Wedding 3rd May 2019
Myself and my husband got married at the Red Door Country House in May 2019, and the day could not have ran any smoother thanks to all of the hard working staff at the Red Door. The food was amazing, the view was stunning, and the service was even better. If I was to do it all again, I would do it exactly the same!
Tara and Eric
Added 11th Nov 2019
Wedding 26th Oct 2018
We couldn’t have picked a better place for our wedding .. everything was perfect from start to finish.. the team went above and beyond our expectations to make sure our day went flawless and perfect... we live in New York so you would think planning would be difficult, Linda was an absolute star and helped us every step of the way ..and Frances is a true professional at her job , you have never seen multitasking like it !!! A lot of family and friends travelled over from the states and they were beyond impressed with the amazing food , the excellent service and of course our outstanding Irish hospitality... if you want your dream wedding the Red Door is your place !!!
Jenny Doherty
Added 11th Nov 2019
Wedding 5th Oct 2018
We celebrated both our marriage ceremony and wedding reception at The Red Door last October. We could not have wanted for a more special and intimate venue. All of our family and friends were amazed by the beautiful setting and the delicious food we were served. Their attention to detail is second to none, every last element is carefully thought of. The wedding coordinators are are pleasure to deal with and promptly answer emails, make helpful suggestions and ease the stresses of wedding planning. I would highly recommend the Red Door as a venue to any engaged couple.
Honor and Franz
Added 13th Nov 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2018
Our wedding day at The Red Door went beyond all our expectations. Frances and Linda were extremely supportive every step of the way with us up to and throughout our wedding day. Our wedding ceremony was beautiful. It was held in a marquee overlooking the stunning views of Lough Swilly. Afterwards, guests were offered canapes and drinks while we had our photos taken. The new outdoor seating area was perfect for the guests to relax and enjoy the live music. The dinner was superb. The choice of starters and main courses were all cooked to perfection and were served in an impeccable fashion thanks to the professionalism of each member of staff. Overall, we had a perfect day. Our heartfelt thanks to Frances and all the staff.
Emmett & Emma-Jo
Added 11th Nov 2019
Wedding 18th Jul 2018
The attention to detail by the staff at the red door was impeccable. I was a little worried that the decorations, photo booth etc I had brought to the venue a few days before our wedding wouldn’t be laid out as I had wanted however I left instructions and it was set up better than if I had done it myself, absolutely brilliant! Everything was perfect from start to finish, a dream day in the perfect setting.
Belle
Added 25th Oct 2018
Wedding 22nd Jun 2018
Our wedding was perfect, the venue pulled out all the stops. It was beutiful decorated, with no need for additional flowers as it’s natural beauty was enough. The food!!!! Oh my god, the food was incredible!!! The size of the venue was perfect that every guest mingled but didn’t feel on top of each other. The whole team was amazing and helped us every step of the way. Highest quality and very profession
Aidan and Mary Kennedy
Added 25th Apr 2018
Wedding 22nd Mar 2018
Leanne, Linda, Francis and the rest of the staff at The Red Door could not have been more helpful. They are very professional, friendly and so easy to work with. The food was delicious and everything went so smoothly. We would highly recommend!
Aoife Durning
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 2nd Nov 2017
The Red Door is the most amazing wedding venue. Our day was just perfect and people are still talking about the food&service. From booking the wedding until fhe day itself the staff couldn't do enough for us. We would choose there again&again. Just fabulous.
Carol & Brian Quinn
Added 25th Nov 2017
Wedding 27th Oct 2017
The Red Door is a wedding venue that surpassed not just my expectations but also that of our guests. The standard of service and quality of food was superb. Any correspondence prior to the wedding was promptly responded to. All staff were so friendly and helpful on the day even going to the shop in the next town for goats milk for a guests baby. In preparation for the wedding the wedding coordinators kept in touch and were flexible and ready to accommodate any requests I had for the days proceedings from an unusually early start time to the decorations and layout. The venue itself was immaculate and the setting absolutely stunning. I could not find one fault and all the little attentions to detail combined with the relaxed friendly atmosphere ensured my wedding day was everything I could have hoped for and more.
Elizabeth Mullen Sweeney
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 20th Oct 2017
The Red Door cannot do more for you from the minute you book your wedding until it is all over. The staff are out of this world as well as the food and the venue. We cannot believe how special it is and the value for your money, given the luxury you will experience is hard to believe. I ADORE this venue!!
Mrs Judith McSeveney
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 6th Oct 2017
What a wonderful venue for our special day. The staff, food, service, venue and thankfully the weather was more than we could have asked. All of our wedding guests were totally won over by The Red Door and the lamb rack cooked to order was a hit. Truely wonderful day and venue!
Liam Rodgers
Added 16th Nov 2017
Wedding 2nd Aug 2017
We were thoroughly happy with the entire process of having our wedding celebrations hosted by the Red Door. The venue staff worked with us to find commonsense solutions to any queries or niggles we had, and we really appreciated their no-fuss approach. The venue was a great location, the food was superb (a serious cut above most wedding fare), the staff were professional, friendly and accommodating. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the venue to any couple looking to stage a similar size wedding reception.
Megan williams
Added 16th Nov 2017
Wedding 28th Jul 2017
I don’t think we could have picked a better venue than the red door to host our wedding. The staff service was second to none... nothing was a problem and they could not have done enough to ensure the day ran smoothly and our guests were looked after. We received a lot of extremely positive feedback about the red door following the wedding- namely the food, the staff, the location. If I had to do it all over, I would choose the red door every time. Such a fabulous venue and fabulous staff also.
Donaghy O'Neills
Added 18th Nov 2017
Wedding 12th Jul 2017
Our wedding day with The Red Door surpassed all of our expectations. From our ceremony on the gardens, cocktails in the sun and the most stunning dinner reception, our guests are still raving about such a beautiful day. The view, setting, food and personality of the staff make it an exceptional venue.
Kathryn Oetting
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 5th Jul 2017
We really cannot give enough praise, thanks or recognition to the very talented and dedicated team at the Red Door. They are such a lovely team and so willing to help with any aspect of your wedding, however small. We changed quite a few details about the wedding - numbers, menus, music on more than one occasion, but nothing was too much trouble. They really are genuinely nice, warm and very friendly people and we very much enjoyed planning our wonderful wedding with them. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
Stephen Nugent & Charlene Craig
Added 21st Nov 2017
Wedding 23rd Jun 2017
Our experience of having our wedding day at The Red Door was wonderful. The entire team made the run-up to the wedding stress-free, they were open to every request we had and made us feel very special on the day itself. The venue was presented stunningly, with the outside marquee overlooking Lough Swilly, and we got feedback from many of our guests that it was hands down the best wedding food they’d ever had. The real test of a wedding venue comes when something doesn’t go exactly to plan on the day, which inevitably will happen. There was a burst water mains pipe in a nearby town, meaning no running water in the surrounding areas from 6am until late in the evening on our wedding day. To emphasise how professional and flexible the team was, we didn’t even realise ourselves that they had no running water as they worked tirelessly to keep topping up tanks all day long with bottled water, while also doing all their other wedding day jobs. We cannot recommend The Red Door highly enough to people planning their wedding, and look forward to coming back there many times in the future.
Bradleys
Added 21st Nov 2017
Wedding 15th Jun 2017
The staff at The Red Door were fantastic and nothing was too much of an ask for them.. they helped make our day perfect. Our guests had a great day as did we!
Michelle McCrory
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 19th May 2017
The most amazing wedding venue. The food is amazing and the staff are exceptionally professional and helpful. We had our ceremony outside in the marquee, which was set up beautifully. The attention to detail for every aspect of our day was exceptional. All of our guests were raving about the food, staff and venue. I could not fault any aspect of our day. We had the most amazing wedding day all thanks to The Red Door.
Fiona and Gareth Gordon
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 18th May 2017
We had our wedding here in May and I can't thank the Red Door enough, all our guests complimented us on the quailty of the food and how helpful all the staff were. Frances and her team couldn't do enough for us leading up to our wedding too. I would recommend the Red Door to anyone.
Paula McLaughlin
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 2nd Mar 2017
The Red Door team welcomes you with competency & their passion for service is incomparable. At all times troughout the pre-wedding process from booking to the big day. The team are available always. They check-in regularly. All you need to do is turn up! They pull out all the stops plus go beyond. They made us the happiest memories. The only regret you would have, would be if you didn't book your wedding at the Red Door. We are glad we did.
Bernie McLaughlin
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 2nd Mar 2017
Choosing the Red door guarantees excellence, and professionalism. All executed by a calm warm friendly team. Their capabilities are flawless & This team were the foundation of our wedding day memory, which for us was unbeatable.
Jo
Added 7th Nov 2017
Wedding 9th Dec 2016
We highly recommend this venue. The wedding team were so professional to work with and made planning our wedding so easy.
Rory Devine
Added 3rd May 2017
Wedding 15th Jul 2016
Professional, courteous, helpful - lots of superlatives which really don't do the venue justice. A fabulous location, food, service, staff. Simply faultless, best decision we made to have our wedding reception here!
Ciara Kelly & Ashley Neely
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 16th Mar 2016
We chose the Red Door Country House for its intimate feel, it was like home from home for us as we were having a small wedding and the surroundings speak for themselves. I cannot fault the staff at all...very professional and always at the end of the phone or email if you needed anything, Francis is an asset to the Red Door!! Beautiful place with beautiful people! 5 stars all round!
Erin Livingstone
Added 10th Dec 2015
Wedding 17th Sep 2015
My husband and I could not fault The Red Door, everything from our first meeting until our wedding day was handled excellent, always keeping in contact and checking everything was ok. The staff, surroundings, layout of the wedding venue and the food are all top notch...staff were all so attentive and paid attention to our needs. If you are looking for the best wedding venue, this is definitely the place. All our guests absolutely loved everything about the red door also...and the food is to die for!! Such an intimate and special place.
Response from The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year
Dear Erin, Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. We are delighted to read your praise of your experience with us from your first meeting until your Wedding day. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and kind words on all that we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you both again in the future. Kind regards, The Red Door Team.
Melissa & Stephen Coffey
Added 10th Dec 2015
Wedding 10th Sep 2015
We had an amazing experience with Leanne, Frances and all the team at The Red Door. From the moment we walked in, we knew this was the venue for us. It's so warm and welcoming with its beautiful vintage decor, and the grounds and views are the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Our whole experience from initial contact to leaving day day after the wedding was second to none! The food is divine! Even if you're not getting married, go for the food, seriously!!! Frances made sure the actual wedding day went smoothly, including guiding the bridesmaids through their 'walk up the aisle' and not freaking out at us when we broke their knife trying to cut the wedding cake! (My aunt forgot to tell us she had left a cake board inside!!!!) If we could do it all over again, we would still get married at The Red Door. Now we just need to plan a few more events to have here.
Response from The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year
Dear Melissa and Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind review of your experience with us from your first visit to your Wedding day. We are delighted to read your delight and appreciation of everything we have to offer and this is what we aim to achieve. Thank you for your lovely words on our food, service, setting and all the finer details we adhere to. We look forward to welcoming you both again in the near future. Kind regards, The Red Door Team
Michelle McLaughlin
Added 10th Dec 2015
Wedding 9th Jul 2015
The staff at The Red Door could not have done enough to help us prepare for our big day, from the moment we got engaged right through to the day itself. We had our dream wedding, the day was so magical and relaxing and that's because of the effort from all the staff at The Red Door. The meal was 5 star and guests are still talking about it! We can't thank The Red Door enough for the service they provided us. A beautiful country house in magical Donegal.
Response from The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year
Dear Michelle, Thank you for your lovely review and appreciation of all that we offer here at The Red Door. We are delighted to read your gratitude and praise of the part we played in your big day. It is lovely to read your kind words of our food, service and setting. We hope to welcome you both in the near future. Kind regards, The Red Door Team
Kerry McLeod
Added 10th Dec 2015
Wedding 19th Jun 2015
Outstanding food, staff amazing, nothing was ever too much trouble. Simply faultless!
Response from The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year
Dear Kerry, Many thanks for taking the time to leave this kind review. We appreciate your lovely words and appreciation of our food and service. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Kind regards, The Red Door Team
David Finch
Added 10th Dec 2015
Wedding 29th May 2015
From start to finish everyone at The Red Door went out of their way to make our day complete. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Response from The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year
Dear David, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to read your positive feedback from your Wedding reception with us and sincerely appreciate your recommendation. We hope to welcome you both again in the near future. Kind regards, The Red Door Team
Chloe Baird
Added 14th Dec 2015
Wedding 7th Apr 2015
Leanne, Frances and the team at the Red Door are truly wonderful! They really help take the stress out of organising your big day. They are really flexible and so easy to talk to and throw ideas round with. From start to finish they were simply amazing and made our day so special! They were on hand to help with anything and everything and were so attentive to all the guests. The Red Door has amazing staff, food, accommodation and atmosphere. Best wedding venue in Ireland by far! I could rave about them all day long!
Response from The Red Door Country House Restaurant Venue of the Year
Dear Chloe, Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. We appreciate your kind words and praise for all our staff and will be sure to pass on your gratitude. We are delighted to read your appreciation of our food, service, accommodation and ambiance as this is what we aim to achieve. We look forward to welcoming you both in the future. Kind regards, The Red Door Team.
Pauline Doyle
Added 15th Nov 2017
Wedding 23rd Mar 2015
The most beautiful setting for a wedding, food is superb & staff the best!
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