2017

"Fantastic"

Fantastic hotel had my wedding here , nothing was ever a problem and were always keen to help. Gorgeous food, beautiful scenery, great staff and lovely surroundings.
Special thanks to Nathan, Madeleine and Nicole who made our day so special

Could not recommended this hotel enough 5*

Eimear & Mark Donnelly 20th December 2017

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"O'Kane Wedding"

We got married in the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa on the 16th December and we couldn’t fault it at all. We would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for how smoothly everything went on Saturday! We were getting compliments all day from our guests about how beautiful the hotel was, from the kind staff to how amazing the food was. Yourselves and the rest of the staff couldn’t have done enough for us. Your all so kind! We wouldn’t choose the Ballyliffin Lodge & spa ten times over. Our day wouldn’t have been the same if it wasn’t for all your help!

Thank you so much,

Shana & Cathal O'Kane 16th December 2017

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"Perfect From Start to Finish!"

We had our whole wedding here on 8/12/2017 and have to say that the day was perfect from start to finish. My husband and myself would just like to thank all the staff especially the wedding team Nathan, Nicole, Ron and Madeline, for paying attention to every last detail, food was excellent and the whole running of the complex is second to none, would recommend the lodge to anyone intending to get married or even for a relaxing weekend away. Thanks again to all staff.

Donna & Neville Maguire 8th December 2017

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"Wedding"

Tasty food and comfy rooms. Friendly staff and a professional service which made my wedding day go very smoothly. Many of our guests stayed over and all had positive comments to make. I would recommend this hotel for a visit, beautiful location - excellent scenery even on cold December day!

Emma & Conail Maguire 2nd December 2017
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"If I could give more than 5 stars I would!"

If I could give more stars I would! Just had my wedding there on the 25th of November, and nothing was too much for them. Everything was amazing from the food to the staff. A special thanks to Madeleine who made everything run like clockwork. Also to Nathan who made the run up to the wedding problem free and ironed out all the finer details. Last but not least, they got us the most amazing babysitter for our kids, I wanted to take her home with me she was excellent. So massive thanks to each and every one of the team.

Colleen & Colm McLaughlin 25th November 2017
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"Winter Wedding 2017"

 We are finally getting round to writing a review of our amazing wedding day in November 2017

Ballyliffin lodge and spa was the first and only place we looked at, we had never been to Ballyliffin before but as soon as we arrived we fell in love. The view is breath taking.

The hotel didn't disappoint either, we knew when we sat in foyer waiting for Nathan it was perfect for what we wanted. The reception staff were so friendly recognising our accents and offering us directions home.

We reserved out date before leaving, trying to calm ourselves with excitement Nathan told us he would hold the date for 2 weeks, thinking back he could have easily put pressure on us to take the date as it would go quickly with only 15 months to go.

We rang to pay our deposit two days later, there was no chance we were going to look at anywhere else.

The run up to the wedding was very straight forward the hotel are so professional nothing was an issue. They let us plan away and then accommodated us in every way.

The hotel is so busy, and even though the car park never empties all the staff are always smiling genuinely and happy to help. I work in the service industry I know that this speaks volumes for the place, how its run and the staff.

The wedding day itself, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. The staff helped in every way possible. (Anyone planning a wedding cannot plan for the little jobs, stresses and lack of time the morning of your wedding will bring- but nothing was a problem for Nathan, Madeline and the team)

Our room was set up from 8am and all the staff helped the groom with little jobs, place names, the wedding cake, favours.

We had a civil ceremony in the living room just off the function suite, it was performed by a lovely man called Brian Barr, he was recommended by the hotel and we couldn't sing his praises enough.

THE FOOD! Oh my goodness. We are still hearing about how fantastic it was, the service from the staff at dinner was outstanding as well.

We honestly can not recommend Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa enough, not one fault. They are experts at what they do and should be very proud of the service they provide.

We had 125 guest who all share this same belief and I hope your success continues for a long time.

Thank you

See you all soon


Sophie & Simon McCarroll 18th November 2017
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"Fabulous Wedding Destination"

If you are considering booking the Ballyliffin for your wedding then my advice is to go for it! 

The planning process is very straightforward, Nathan is just wonderful, always on hand to answer any questions we may of had and nothing was too much trouble! 

The wedding day itself was beyond all our expectations, Madeline, Nicole and the banquet team went above and beyond and all our guests noticed all the little touches and commented on how wonderfully attentive they were. 

I absolutely recommend the Ballyliffin and their fabulous wedding team to anyone who wants the wedding of their dreams!

Elena & Natasha 17th November 2017
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"Thank You"

Dear Nathan, Madeleine, Nicole & all the staff at the hotel, we would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for the amazing service we received from the start to the finish of our wedding on 29th September 2017. We were completely overwhelmed with the kindness, generosity and attention to detail shown by all staff to ourselves and our guests. Everyone raved about the location, stunning scenery, amazing food and top class staff! We cannot thank you all enough for making our day so special.

Love,

Sarah & David Savage 29th September 2017

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"Fantastic Hotel in a Stunning Hotel"

We were recently married in the beautiful Lagg Chapel and had our reception in the Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel. From our initial visit to the hotel up until our check out a couple of days after the wedding Nathan and his team made the experience very smooth and stress free. Good correspondence, great staff at the hotel and everything on the day of our wedding was perfect. Even the weather was good! 

We had wanted to put up a couple of displays at the hotel to welcome our guests and it wasn't a problem. Mickey at the guys setting up the hotel for our drinks reception had everything exactly how we had asked.

The wedding meal was delicious and also had vegetarian options. All of our guests commented on how good the meal was and the generous portions.

The suppliers that Nathan recommended were first class as well. Mary Lafferty made a beautiful cake, Inish Bow and Style decorated the room beautifully and Heaven Scent provided the bridal bouquet and wedding flowers. Everything was perfect.

I could go on but the best thing to do is, if you are looking for a beautiful hotel with great staff in a stunning location, look no further.

Thank you from my wife and I for helping to make our wedding day as special as it was.

Aoife & Ronan McGrade 20th October 2017
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"Brilliant"

We have just had our wedding at this hotel on Saturday...23.09.17. The service we received was exceptional...Their attention to detail could not have been better and the experience had by all of our family and friends was amazing. We could not be happier with every aspect of our wedding. From booking, to setting everything up to the running of the actual day. We have received so much positive feedback from our guests and are so appreciative of the excellent service we received...would highly recommend this hotel. We cannot wait until our next visit. Thank you so so much to Nathan, Madeline and their team.

Claire & Kevin Browne 23rd September 2017

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"Fabulous Hotel"

What a fabulous hotel! We chose the Ballyliffen Lodge for our wedding ceremony & reception. We cannot thank the staff enough for all they did. Special call out to Nathan & Madeline for looking after us. The food was exceptional and the newly opened wedding garden was a superb setting for photos! Thanks again!

Nicola & Paul Gillespie 21st September 2017
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"No. 1 Wedding Venue"


Myself and my partner got married here in august and everything about it was perfect.

From the very start, Nathan was a huge help, nothing was too much trouble through the whole planning stage.

On the day Madeline had everything absolutely perfect, she couldn't have done more for us and she made the day run seamlessly and truly enjoyable. The food was no less than 5 star.

The venue itself is absolutely stunning, the hard work put it is evident. The room was immaculate, with a high quality finish , as was the pool/spa area.

The morning after was equally enjoyable as the staff on breakfast were so pleasant and Lorraine on reception made sure we had a helping hand getting all our belongings to our car . Well done to all at the Ballyliffin Lodge.

Laura & Carlin Doherty 9th August 2017

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"Best Hotel for a Wedding!"

We had the most amazing 3nights of our lives so far. We got married here and anything that myself or my family and friends needed Ballyliffin sorted it. Every member of staff is wonderful you all made our time here very very special and we cannot thank you enough.

Hannah & Mark Stirling 11th September 2017
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"Excellent Wedding Venue!"

Hi guys!!! Myself and Enda want to say a huge thank you for making our wedding so special!! Madeleine Nathan and all the team were unbelievable!!! You had everything perfect from the arrival at the hotel, to the amazing presentation of the beautiful food and to the flawless service!! Thank you so much you helped create our perfect day!! Mum told me to tell Madeleine thank you for being so kind and helping her with her speech!! Hope to see you all again

Louise & Enda Rafferty 23rd August 2017
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"Fitzpatrick Wedding"

We had our wedding here and I cannot recommend this Hotel highly enough. The way we were treated from beginning to finish really enhanced our experience. They helped us every step of the way, helped implement our ideas and were capable of facilitating all our requests. As anyone trying to organise any event will know it is all about the team you work with and every staff member played their role perfectly. The food was outstanding, all our guests loved the whole day and we have nothing but high praise for all involved. Thank you everybody and if anyone reading this is thinking of using the Ballyliffin for any reason you are in safe hands with some beautiful people who take great pride in all they do...

Sharon & Tony Fitzpatrick 14th August 2017

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"A Massive Thank You"

Nathan / Madeleine,  

Where do we start?

We can't begin to explain how grateful we are for all that you both did to make our wedding day "The Best Day Ever"!! 

From the minute we booked our wedding day in May 2016 with Nathan nothing was too much trouble. We arranged numerous meetings throughout the run up to our big day to discuss our plans & every request regardless to how big or small was never a problem. 

From the minute we arrived in the hotel on Tuesday 11th July, we were continued to be treated superb & were made to feel special with staff constantly checking that we didn't require any assistance. 

We were given free reign of the hotel to organise things at our request in the reception suite & for this we are very grateful. 

Now onto the "Big Day"

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

We had a wide range of suppliers arriving at the hotel & we received feedback from them advising us that the staff attended to all their needs to ensure everything ran smoothly! 

As you know, we provided a very long "to do" list the day before our wedding detailing where we wanted particular items placed, where items should be moved to after the ceremony, timings for entrance music, decor in hallway etc. every single request was fulfilled & to perfection, thank you! 

Our wedding day was absolutely amazing we have received so many compliments about the hotel, food, staff & the wedding day in general. We had it described to us as a classy, elegant wedding. This was everything we hoped to achieve so thank you! We could not have made our wedding day what it was without the professional service provided to us by each & every member of staff at the Ballyliffin Lodge. 

Madeleine was an absolute pleasure to have by our side on the big day. She attended to all our needs the whole day through & continually asked if we required anything. Her professional manner ensured the whole day ran smoothly & to perfection! 

It would give us great pleasure to recommend this hotel & its staff to any future happy couples. We would be sure they would be as happy as what we were with the service provided by The Ballyliffin Lodge. Dream venue, excellent staff, fantastic food which all came together to help us celebrate the "Best Day of Our Lives"! 

It was an absolute pleasure & I'm very sure we will see you again for a visit in the near future. 

Best wishes & thanks, 

Jordan & Paul Gallagher 13th July 2017
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"Wedding Reception"

We held our wedding reception here on July 8th and I couldn't recommend the hotel enough. From start to finish we had a wonderful experience. We dealt with Nathan on the run up and he was extremely professional and so easy to deal with. He organised so many extra things we asked for and nothing was too much trouble. On the day itself Madeline and her team worked to perfection. The food was delicious, served piping hot and our 200 guests all ate together. We are still hearing great reports about the beef and we had a lot of fussy eaters. 

All in all, the service; the food; the staff; the ambience and the location made it a great day. The team at the lodge worked seamlessly together and all our guests had their individual stories to tell us about how different staff members went that little bit extra to make sure their experience was personal and special and they always had a smile. 
So we’d like to say a massive thank you to all at the lodge, and if any brides and grooms out there are thinking on booking their wedding with the Lodge you won't be disappointed 

Shalane & Michael Nutt 8th July 2017
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"Perfect - Our Wedding Reception"

We just wanted to thank you and all your team for the most beautiful perfect wedding day we could have ever imagined.  We cannot praise you all enough! From the first consultation to the wedding day itself, you were fantastic to deal with & we honestly couldn't recommend you enough as the day itself blew us away. The ceremony room was amazing, the food was of high standards and above all the staff were fantastic and so friendly. Everyone that attended has commented on how beautiful the whole lot was and raving about the hotel in whole and how friendly and lovely you all were. Ricardo, Nathan and Madeline you guys outdid yourselves and were exceptional from the start. It was so easy to deal with you all and you did everything at such ease. You were always so professional but so enjoyable every time we met you in person or over the phone. We didn't worry or stress for one minute at any stage cause as we learnt very quickly we were in very safe hands and actually it was above all expectations. We honestly can't thank you all enough & it was a pleasure to meet and deal with you all. We made the perfect decision to have the wedding in the beautiful Ballyliffin. Wishing you continued success and thanks once again Top class hotel but more importantly top class people.

Theresa & Sham Chada 29th June 2017
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"Wedding"

Ballyliffin Lodge hosted our Wedding on 08/06/17. I would highly recommend anyone anywhere to get married here!! They catered for our every need and took 100%of the stress out of our wedding! They picked up the bride took her to Church in the Phantom Rolls Royce, took my new wife and I to many locations for our photos and took us to our red carpet entrance to all our family and friends! Staff are unbelievable especially Ricardo, Nathan and off course Jordan who put on my jacket pulled out my chair and helped me feel at total ease through what should have been a stressful day! They were amazing from the day we booked our wedding until the day after, can't thank them enough for making our special day perfect. . .

Maolísa & Chris Temple 8th June 2017

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"Thank You"

To Management & staff at Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa. Thank you for everything on Heidi & Michael's wedding day on 19th April 2017. Absolutely everyone, management & staff, from waiters to chefs, all your services are exemplary!

Our American friends were most impressed and will be back. Wishing you all a very successful season! Best Wishes.

Monica Woods, Mother of the Bride 19th April 2017
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"Perfect 5* Wedding Venue"

We decided to book our wedding here after attending a friend's wedding a few years back. From the planning until the day actually arrived nothing was too much trouble for Nathan and Madeleine. In fact our wedding wouldn't have worked out so well without them! Every wedding day drama was sorted out without any fuss and I honestly cannot thank them enough for all of their help! :-)

The food on the day was amazing, as well as the nights that we ate in the restaurant itself. From start to finish the hotel, staff and even the owner were all so friendly and helpful. We have had so many of our friends compliment us on our choice of venue and the 5* service that they received from check in until they departed.

We are looking forward to returning for another stay soon. Thank You xx

Maria & Steven 7th April 2017
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"Our Happily Ever After!"

A few weeks overdue but we are only quite literally getting sitting down after our whirlwind of a trip back to Ireland. Where do I start: 

5* in all its glory:From exceptional customer service from every individual we dealt with from start to finish, top notch wedding planning & advice, superb location,stunning rooms & the view, well it really speaks for itself.

When we decided last minute to return to Derry for Christmas we were not expecting to also get married at the same time, but with a family member unwell and a few nicely placed comments from family, we thought Why Not! With only 3.5 months to plan our special day we hit the ground running and everything fell into place; Ballyliffin was our old 'Sunday run' drive as a family growing up; the folks would bundle us in the car and away we'd go for the day! So when our date was set, this was the only reception location in mind; We managed to secure our date at the Lodge & Spa and bagged the winter special package, fantastic really as this included everything but the kitchen sink; Bridal car, pick up from home to chapel, whisked off for our photos with a bottle of bubbly to boot; the driver an absolute gentleman- Thanks a mill, your company was great on the day; Champagne reception on arrival, even the red carpet treatment, we were truly on cloud 9; The bridal suite was something else and the guests all commented on their rooms too; The food on the day was out of this world, which isn't unusual having ate there before, but to top that it just kept coming,seconds were offered and our guests were full to the brim, with both food and drink. Happy Days! A bit of a name drop but Nathan we can’t thank you enough,your smooth laid back approach really worked well with us; Nothing was too difficult, not that we relied a lot on your expertise and judgement anyhow; we were happy to be lead and glad now that we let you take the lead! You are fantastic at your job; if you ever make it to Aus you will have to hit us up ;)

 Our vendors,photographer 'Stephen Latimer', videographer 'Simba Starmedia', singer 'ConorMcLain', band/DJ 'Hard2Handle', room decor specialists 'Ultimate Touches',unreal cake specialist Caroline Hyndman 'CakeCraft/ CakeDesign' all liaisedwell with the venue to have everything seem less and spot on, on the day! Also,check these people out, I genuinely could not recommend them highly enough!

 I am hoping this helpsupcoming Bride and Grooms make your day just as magic as ours! Mr & MrsCameron x

Caitriona & Bradley Cameron January 2017

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