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Clayton Hotel Galway

Ballybrit, Galway
Capacity
500
Reviews (139) 5/5
Prices from
€50.00
Most Popular Price
€60
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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 €50.00 per person, the Clayton Hotel offers value for money packages including everything from the pianist on arrival to flowers arrangements and chair-covers.

Debbie Foott 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 €50.00 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 Debbie 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

5.0/5
139 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Tricia and Aaron
Added 22nd Nov 2021
Wedding 5th Nov 2021
When we booked our wedding we were introduced to the brilliant Karina. Karina went through everything with us and we felt as if we were in safe hands and could really start enjoying the fact that we had booked our wedding after many years!! The we got an email saying that Karina was moving department and that Debbie was taking over, to be honest we were a little nervous but after talking to Debbie for the first time we knew she was amazing. As this was the first time either of us had got married we were new to the game but Debbie and the team knew all the tips and trick to help us. The night of our menu tasting we had booked into the hotel, this had been the first night away and we were looking forward to making the most of it, but the food was amazing and we eat so much we were in bed before midnight!! Debbie was always available especially the week leading up to the big day. The room was set up beautiful and we had a memory table that you could see that thought was put into setting it up, which meant the world to us. The waiting staff and the bar staff were brilliant and so friendly. And once again I'm talking about the food, our friends and family are still taking about it. We have two teenagers and they ware treated like superstars throughout the whole process and really enjoyed the day.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Hi Tricia & Aaron, thank you both so much for your lovely review. We are delighted to have hosted your special day and what a pleasure it was to look after you and your guests. We will be passing along your feedback to all of our team who will be so happy to read your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon, Debbie & the wedding team.
Rachael & Liam
Added 23rd Nov 2021
Wedding 23rd Oct 2021
We could not commend Clayton Hotel and their team any higher for how they planned and handled our special day. They treated us with such compassion when we had to change our wedding date at last minute due to COVID restrictions. We had originally planned to get married in March, 2021, but two weeks before the wedding, it was announced we would be limited to six people. Within minutes of emailing Clayton, we were given three new dates later in the year to choose from, and were told that no matter what, Clayton were going to make sure we were accommodated for and would get to celebrate the day how we wanted to. We eventually got married in October 2021, and thanks to the expert help of our wedding coordinator, Debbie Foot, the day went down without a hitch! We had met with Debbie in the months leading up to the wedding, and she went through the whole day, start to finish with us. She put a very detailed and professional plan in place, everything from the timings of the various parts of the day, to the colour schemes, decor, lights, etc, Debbie had a note on everything. On the day, there wasn’t a thing out of place, the rooms looked incredible. The food was delicious, and tables were well serviced, and we didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day as Debbie had everything under control. We got great compliments throughout the day from our guests, and ever since, but we couldn’t take any of the credit for it. The whole team at Clayton Hotel were responsible for ensuring our guests were looked after and had a great experience. We would have no hesitations recommending Debbie and the rest of the team at Clayton Hotel for any couples looking for a venue to celebrate their special day! Everyone of the team members is friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious, the function room is accommodating for weddings of all sizes and can be customised to suit any type of wedding. Most importantly, Debbie will make sure to take the stress and worries away on the day!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Rachael & Liam, Thank you both so much for your kind words. What a pleasure it was to get to know you and your family and to be able to host your special day. I am delighted that you and your guests enjoyed it and I will make sure to pass on your lovely feedback to our entire team. Debbie & the wedding team
Magda & Michael
Added 11th Nov 2021
Wedding 23rd Oct 2021
My husband and I had an absolutely amazing time at Clayton Hotel. The staff were great. The bar mans were absolutely on top of their game. Dealing with Debbie was a pleasure. We could not recommend this place enough!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Magda & Michael for your very kind words. I will definitely be passing along your lovely feedback to our team here and we hope to see you again soon! Debbie & the wedding team.
Sinéad & Pádraic
Added 12th Oct 2021
Wedding 9th Oct 2021
The most amazing hotel. We got married here on Saturday and oh my god, Debbie went above and beyond for us. I just don’t know how to recommend this hotel enough!! Our day was so magical and ran so smoothly and with restrictions in place- with the staff in the Clayton you wouldn’t even know restrictions were there. From flowers to the food everything was next to none. Would recommend the Clayton so so highly. Would love to do it all again!! Sinéad & Pádraic x
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Sinéad & Pádraic, thanks so much for your lovely review and I'm so glad that ye had a great day! I will definitely pass on your kind words to our whole team and our florist. I hope we get to see you again soon, from Debbie & all the team at Clayton Hotel Galway
Louise & John
Added 23rd Nov 2021
Wedding 8th Oct 2021
We had our wedding at Clayton Hotel just over a month ago, and we could not recommend them enough. Debbie was a joy to deal with, and made everything so easy. She was so easy to contact, and took care of everything with a smile on her face. The hotel itself was fabulous, and we got some lovely pictures In the lobby area and in the bridal suite. All of our guests were talking about how lovely the food was and our chef, Joe, was so nice to deal with. We met with him at our tasting, on the wedding day and again the morning after, which just shows the level of care they offer. We had such a great day. Thanks to all at Clayton Hotel, we can't wait to visit again!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Hi Louise & John, thank you both so much for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to look after you all and I will definitely be passing along your kind words to Joe, he really is an asset to our team!! Can't wait to see you both again soon, Debbie & all the wedding team!
Sarah & Paul
Added 15th Nov 2021
Wedding 2nd Oct 2021
FROM THE FIRST MEETING WITH KARINA AND DEBBIE IN THE CLAYTON I KNEW OUR WEDDING WAS IN SAFE HANDS, THE QUESTIONS AND EMAILS WERE ALWAYS ANSWERED PROMPTLY AND NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH HASSLE. THEY WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND IN EVERY ASPECT AND I KNEW THAT I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO STRESS ABOUT ANYTHING. THEY WERE EXTREMELY ACCOMMODATING FROM THE TASTING DINNER TO ENSURING MY HUSBAND HAD A PROPER MEAL THAT SUITED HIM AS HE IS LACTOSE INTOLERANT AND EATS EVERY COUPLE OF HOURS ???????? THEY ALSO WERE VERY FLEXIBLE AND KNEW ALL REGULATIONS AND HOW TO WORK OUR WEDDING INTO THESE TO MAKE THE MOST OF OUR SPECIAL DAY, I WAS ALLOWED A BAND BY MY WEDDING AND THE CLAYTON WERE ABLE TO LET THEM SET UP EARLIER IN THE DAY TO HAVE A SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM DINNER. THEY HAD A PROJECTOR AND WE WERE ABLE TO PLAY A VIDEO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO COULDN'T MAKE IT MADE FOR US WHICH WAS SUCH A SPECIAL TOUCH. THE WHOLE MEAL WAS LIKE AN ORCHESTRA, EVERYONE COMMENTED ON HOW WELL RUN IT WAS AND HOW AMAZING THE FOOD WAS. ALL THE FAVOURS AND SET UP WERE DONE EXACTLY TO OUR ASKING AND THE ROOM LOOKED AMAZING. I CAN'T GIVE ENOUGH CREDIT TO ALL THE STAFF AT THE CLAYTON FROM DEBBIE TO THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER TO THE STAFF WORKING BEHIND THE BAR AND EVEN ON BREAKFAST THE NEXT MORNING, WERE SO LOVELY, FRIENDLY AND JUST COULDN'T DO ENOUGH FOR US, A GENUINE CREDIT TO YOUR HOTEL. BOTH OF US WORK IN THE INDUSTRY, NOT IN WEDDINGS BUT THE HOSPITALITY WE SEEN AND RECEIVED WAS SECOND TO NONE AND I WOULDN'T HESITATE A SECOND TO RECOMMEND TO ANY OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES GETTING MARRIED IN THE FUTURE. EVERYONE HAD AN AMAZING DAY AND WE WILL TREASURE THE MEMORIES FOREVER. THANKS AGAIN
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Sarah & Paul for your kind words. It really was such a pleasure to host your wedding day here at the Clayton Galway and I will pass along your kind words to our whole team! Debbie & the wedding team
Nora & Paul
Added 21st Oct 2021
Wedding 1st Oct 2021
We would like to thank you Debbie, and all the wonderful staff in the Clayton Hotel for looking after ourselves and our guests so well the weekend of our wedding. Honestly, so many of our friends and family are still talking about the wonderful day and night they had. You know how unsure I was about the drinks reception location! Well! People especially loved this! They said it was so nice to sit together in the one space and relax while enjoying the food and drink that was provided. The space was comfortable and there was no shortage of food or drink. The function room looked fabulous and the meal was outstanding. The food was piping hot, so tasty and plentiful. The staff were helpful and attentive at all times and couldn't do enough for us. We danced the night away once the band got going and honestly we had a really fabulous day and night. We are delighted we chose the Clayton as our wedding venue and we would not hesitate recommending you. It was so lovely to get to know you along the way Debbie. We thank you for looking after us so well and for always being there to talk to at the other end of the phone or email. You definitely made the planning and preparations so much more manageable and enjoyable!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thank you so much Nora & Paul for your lovely review. I'm are delighted that you and your guests had such a lovely weekend celebrating your wedding with us, it was such a pleasure to look after you all. I will be passing along your kind words to our banqueting and kitchen teams and I hope to welcome you back to the Clayton soon. Debbie & all the wedding team
Maria & James
Added 29th Sep 2021
Wedding 10th Sep 2021
We decided with The Clayton Hotel for our wedding, we wanted everyone to have an extra special memorable day especially as family and friends hadn't properly spent time together since the start of the pandemic. We would have no hesitation at all in recommending Debbie & The Clayton Hotel for a couples special day, they were fantastic. We genuinely cannot find any fault with the service we received, the food was amazing and very well presented. All staff were extremely attentive from start to finish, we would like to give an extra special shout out to our wedding coordinator Debbie. Debbie listened to us from the very start, all our desires were taken on board and Debbie made sure on the day that all our wishes were carried out to the highest standard, she was very professional with a friendly and warm approach. The day ran like a fine oiled machine, not one glitch was had, Debbie made our day very easy and stress free. We feel that the attention to detail, to us as a couple and our guests made our day extra enjoyable not just for us but for all of our family and friends too, she really is an asset to the Clayton. We are still having amazing feedback from family and friends. We write this review almost 3 weeks after our wedding and we can honestly say it is still a major point of conversation with family and friends. We would like to warmly thank Debbie and all the staff for making our day perfect.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much for your kind words Maria & James, we really do appreciate it and all of our team were delighted to hear your positive feedback! It was such a pleasure to host your special day and thank you so much for choosing us! Debbie & all the team at Clayton Hotel Galway.
Bronwen & Daniel Deegan
Added 23rd Apr 2021
Wedding 10th Apr 2021
We had our wedding on 10th of April 2021. From the moment we met Karina back in 2019 we knew we were in good hands. Although due to the pandemic our numbers were cut significantly Karina reassured us that our day would still be perfect, and she was right. From beginning to end our wedding day was like a fairytale. Karina and all the staff at the Clayton looked after us and our family so well. The food was absolutely fabulous and our glasses were never empty. We cannot thank you enough Karina and team and can’t wait to catch up with you when we can. For any couples who are in two minds about whether to go ahead or not, just do it! The memories you will make with your immediate family will last a lifetime.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Bronwen & Daniel for your very kind words and for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We really do appreciate it. Great that you enjoyed the food, I will pass on your thanks to the kitchen team. Thanks again, hopefully we will see you soon, Karina & all the team at Clayton Hotel Galway.
Julie & John Gerard Stenson
Added 19th Nov 2020
Wedding 30th Dec 2020
We had our wedding in Clayton hotel on the 30th December 2019. Karina and her team were amazing. From our very first meeting with Karina we knew we would be well looked after and this gave John Gerard and I great confidence. On the day of our wedding expectations were exceeded by the professionalism and the attention to detail that we received. Everything was perfect we could not fault one single thing. The service and food was outstanding, the feedback from our families and guests was so positive. We loved every minute of our special day and we were so happy we chose the Clayton hotel. Thank you for all your time and patience throughout the whole planning of our wedding reception! Lots of love Mr & Mrs Stenson xx
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Julie & John Gerard for your wonderful words. I`m so happy to hear that you received such positive feedback from your guests, that really means a lot. Thank you again, so happy that your wedding day was perfect and that you were happy with your choice of venue. Hope to see you again soon, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Saoirse & Daithi Sammon
Added 10th Dec 2020
Wedding 28th Nov 2020
We had our wedding in the Clayton last weekend and everything was perfect. Karina and the team are amazing, nothing was too much, the attention to detail was amazing, and Karina put our mind at ease from day 1 dealing with her. The hotel is fab, the layout was amazing and the food was 5 star. Our guests are still saying how good the food and portion sizes where. The function room was great and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. I cant recommend the Clayton enough! If your in 2 minds about having your wedding during covid with limited numbers, do it! Karina and her team made the whole day feel so full of people and the layout made the room feel full. You wont regret going with the Clayton, they went above and beyond. Thank you Karina and staff. From Saoirse & Daithi Sammon
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Saoirse & Daithi for your very kind words and for taking the time to write a review for us. Great to hear that you enjoyed your wedding day despite the restrictions. Ill pass on your compliments to our head chef and kitchen team. It was such a pleasure looking after you all and we hope to see you back in the Clayton soon again. Wishing you every happiness for your future together. Karina & all the Clayton team.
Claire Lally
Added 26th Nov 2020
Wedding 7th Nov 2020
Thanks so much to Karina & all the Clayton team for our wonderful wedding day. It may have been much smaller numbers than we had originally booked for and we changed our wedding date not once but three times yet Karina was so helpful all the way through. She never once made us feel bad or guilty about postponing. I honestly couldn’t say enough good things about Karina and how she handled everything. I will be recommending this hotel to everyone for how they handled this and for giving us the most amazing wedding day. The food and service were top class and this hotel has the friendliest staff. Thanks to everyone, we look forward to coming back for our next family occasion.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Claire for your very kind words, it really means a lot. I`m just happy that I could help out especially during these times. It was a pleasure to look after you both and we look forward to seeing you back with us again soon. Ill pass on your thanks to the team also, they will be delighted to hear that you had the most amazing wedding day. Thank you again & take care, Karina and all the team.
Dona & David Tighe
Added 28th Oct 2020
Wedding 16th Oct 2020
Amazing wedding day! I don't even know how to start. We were lucky enough to have picked the Clayton to have our wedding at. It was honestly the best decision we have ever made. We got married on the 16th October in the middle of the pandemic. The staff at the Clayton could not have done more for us. I have to mention especially Karina Duffy!I cannot praise this lady enough She was constantly with us through this extremely tough year. Constant emails and encouraging texts through out the constant new legislation and changing restrictions. We ended up having a smaller wedding than we had planned but it was honestly the best day of our lives. I have to mention Noel as well, we had our tasting with him and again we were made feel so welcome and all our fears and questions were answered quickly and professionally. I honestly don't think these ppl get paid enough! There was also a lovely blonde lady who greeted us when we arrived and seemed to be running the show, I didn't get her name but as with all our experience of the Clayton staff we were made feel at ease and special. The Clayton constantly went above and beyond for out special day and I'm determined to tell everyone I can. Thank you so much guys. x Mr and Mrs Tighe.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Dona & David for your lovely testimonial. We were the lucky ones as we had the pleasure of hosting your big day with us. I`m glad that I could hopefully reduce some of the stress that this year brought to you. We defo had to deal with many changes this year!!! I’ll pass on your thanks to Noel and Carmel also and hopefully we will see you soon again, thanks again, Karina, Carmel, Noel and all the Clayton team.
Claire Bailey & Cathal Hanley
Added 14th Oct 2020
Wedding 10th Oct 2020
I know a lot of posts are related to people postponing weddings and losing money from suppliers but I just wanted to come on and say we met with our hotel the Clayton Hotel Galway yesterday and Karina in there couldn't of done more for us or been more understanding of the whole situation and what is happening. We have cancelled our hotel reservation and not once we're we made to feel guilty for doing it only 6 weeks out or anything. I honestly couldn't fault the hotel or Karina for all they did. I'll be recommending that hotel to everyone for any event after how they handled everything.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Claire for your very kind words, we understand that it’s an extremely difficult and stressful time for people and we are always on hand to help out in any way that we can. Thank you again, Karina.
Michelle & Ross Connolly
Added 19th Nov 2020
Wedding 9th Oct 2020
We had our wedding in the Clayton Hotel in October 2020 in the middle of the pandemic! We also had our ceremony in the hotel. We are so glad we went ahead with our day as planned, only with much smaller numbers. We met with Karina back in February of this year and she is so lovely. She is really excellent at her job, she helped us feel at ease during the months in the run up to the wedding with all that was going on in the world. On the day of the wedding Karina and all her team really went above and beyond. Everything went like clockwork as planned. Everyone was so attentive and professional. We are so happy we had our day as planned. Both myself and my husband along with all of our guests really had the best day ever. Thanks so much to everyone in the Clayton Hotel Galway. x x
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Michelle & Ross for your lovely words and for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We really do appreciate it. I`m glad to hear that you had the best day ever. I’ll pass on your thanks to all the team here. Again, I thank you for your very kind words, hopefully I’ll get to see you soon again, Karina & all the team at Clayton Hotel Galway.
Evie & Enda Clyne
Added 19th Oct 2020
Wedding 3rd Oct 2020
The Perfect October Wedding. Myself and my husband had our wedding reception with the Clayton Hotel Galway in October 2020. We had originally planned on having the full big Irish wedding but of course with all the restrictions we had an intimate wedding instead. We have to say, we did not feel at all deprived or like we were missing out in any way, shape or form. Karina and her team gave as much effort and attention to our small wedding of 40 guests as she did back when it was 180. We had the best weekend of our lives. The food was DIVINE! We all danced the night away and had the best craic, it was absolutely magical and so, so special. The wedding team were so accommodating and no request or question was too much for them. Any specification or request we had when it came to dancing, food, vendors, decorations, music, or anything at all was - without haste - met with enthusiasm. They even helped organise a screening of small video compilation from family members and friends who couldn't make it, completely unbeknownst to us! I just want to say that we have no regrets in sticking with our original date with reduced numbers. Our guests were absolutely delighted to have something to look forward to and really enjoyed the night out. It felt so special and intimate, and we were absolutely blown away with the entire experience. I just know that these memories will last a lifetime; and the Clayton Hotel, in no small part, played a big role in this. Their team adhered to the guidelines absolutely perfectly and we were able to have an enjoyable wedding and a great time without feeling like we were in anyway at risk. They have the balance of safety and hospitality down to a tee. Both of us would absolutely recommend the Clayton as a venue for your wedding. Their wedding coordinator Karina Duffy is a treasure and a credit to the hotel. Also, in terms of accommodation, the Presidential suite is just something you have to experience! Thank you! Evie & Enda Clyne, 3rd October 2020.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much to you both for the really lovely heartfelt testimonial. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this. Gareth will be delighted to hear your lovely comments about our food as well the other team members in regards to our service. We have worked very hard to ensure that all safety measures are in place without compromising on our hospitality so its great to hear that we have achieved this. We loved looking after you and we hope to see you back with us again soon, take care, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Justin & Mary Cox
Added 19th Nov 2020
Wedding 20th Sep 2020
Fantastic anniversary meal in Clayton with Maire Ní Bhroin last night. Top quality food and service as always!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much, always happy to have you back with us. Happy anniversary to you both.
Sorcha Kinane and Edward Leslie
Added 14th Oct 2020
Wedding 19th Sep 2020
We had our wedding on the 19th September having previously postponed from May. I would highly recommend the Clayton, Karina and the staff. We met with Karina a few weeks before to talk about the restrictions and she put us at ease straight away. Even though it was a smaller wedding than was originally planned we had a great day and all the guests enjoyed it. The way the room was set up was perfect we didn’t feel like we had less than 50 people there. For anyone that’s having doubts or between two minds about a smaller wedding I would say go for it, it was a great day. Thanks so much to Karina and the staff you made our day special and thanks for looking after us. Sorcha and Edward.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks Sorcha & Edward for your very kind words and for taking the time to write a review for us. Thanks also for your recommendation, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and that you were happy that you went ahead regardless of the number of guests. It was a pleasure looking after you both and we hope to see you back in the Clayton soon again. Karina & all the Clayton team.
Tommy & Lorna
Added 28th Aug 2021
Wedding 28th Aug 2020
We decided on the Clayton Galway as our venue in 2019 after meeting with Karina. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and down to earth. We got married in August 2020 having cancelled our original date in March 2020. Given the situation at the time, we had to cancel our March date with only a week’s notice due to Covid-19 and had to reduce our numbers for our August date. Karina and The Clayton were extremely understanding and accommodating, they made an already stressful time so much easier. Anything they could do to help, they did. Karina was in constant contact and put us at ease. We rescheduled for August and thankfully it was able to go ahead with 50 guests. We’re delighted we went ahead with it, the smaller wedding meant we got to speak to all the guests and spend time with them. Karina had lots of ideas and suggestions and was a great sounding board to test our own ideas for the day. We were apprehensive about how the celebrations would go given the restrictions, but looking back now we honestly feel that it had little or no impact. All the guests felt safe and reassured which allowed everyone to enjoy themselves fully. Everything went even better than planned, it was an amazing day and more than we could have ever hoped for. All of the guests had a brilliant time and are still full of praise for the hotel and how the celebrations went. It was the first wedding in the hotel after reopening and they were incredible. They were determined to make it a memorable day for us, and they certainly did that. It was a big success. The ballroom was beautifully decorated, careful attention paid to lighting, chair coverings and minute details I’d never even think of. In terms of accommodation, the rooms are modern and spacious, and the Presidential suite had to be seen to be believed. The food was exceptional and plentiful, it really was fine dining. We had a number of guests with specific dietary requirements (allergies, vegetarian, vegan) and all of these were catered for without issue. Guests still comment to us about the lovely food and a number of them have already been back for an overnight stay and meal in The Clayton. The service was fantastic, all of the staff were friendly and efficient. Special mention to Carmel, she was so kind and helpful, always available for any queries and overseeing the service to ensure everything was running smoothly. There was nothing we could fault or would wish to change about the day. The staff at the Clayton made it, they’re incredible. Everyone we met was friendly, polite and professional. Karina is a credit to the hotel, she went above and beyond and it was an absolute pleasure dealing with her. Karina always made us feel so calm and relaxed no matter how manic or hectic things were, and nothing was too much trouble. We couldn’t compliment or thank her enough for making it the most special day for us, it was far beyond any of our expectations, we’re very grateful. Thank you to Karina, Carmel and all the staff at The Clayton Hotel Galway for making it the perfect celebration of our wedding day. We’d give the Clayton and the team the highest recommendation possible and would encourage any couple looking for a venue to visit and chat to them – you’ll be very glad you did! Thanks again.
Lorna Ahern
Added 18th Aug 2021
Wedding 28th Aug 2020
We're approaching our 1st anniversary and we look back so fondly on our wedding day in the Clayton. We got married on 28th August 2020 with 50 guests in the middle of the Covid pandemic. We met Karina initially in late 2019 and although we had never been to the Clayton before, we knew walking out the door it was the hotel we wanted to get married in. Karina put us at ease from the minute we met her with her professionalism and reassurance. Our original wedding date was set for March 2020, however Covid had other plans and we had to postpone at very short notice when restrictions took effect. This was very new for us, Karina and the staff at the Clayton but they couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. When our special day eventually came around everything went exactly as we would have hoped. I couldn't have imagined our day any other way, even if there was no pandemic. Karina and the Clayton pulled out all the stops to ensure our day was as happy and memorable as possible. They went above and beyond on all aspects and nothing was too much trouble. Looking back now I wouldn't change a thing, even our guests still comment on how great a day it was. The ballroom was beautifully decorated. The personalised menus were a popular talking point for guests and the food got 5 star reviews all round. The staff were incredible, and the service friendly and attentive - There was never an empty glass!! I would highly recommend the Clayton to any couple, so much so a friend has recently booked their big day in the Clayton in 2022!! A massive thank you again to the hotel, the staff and Karina for making our day so memorable! Lorna xXx
Mr & Mrs Connolly
Added 21st Oct 2020
Wedding 14th Mar 2020
We celebrated our wedding in March 2020 just as localized restrictions were being put in place and all the possible headaches were dealt with in an instant by the Clayton Hotel Galway, specifically their excellent wedding coordinator Karina. Up until the week to our wedding, the planning of the wedding was effortless with Karina handling everything to do with the reception that we asked. She provided timely reminders when we had to decide on certain elements and never made the experience feel overwhelming. Even with the last minute changes due to restrictions, everything was handled with ease and professionalism. We thoroughly enjoyed every element of the day and really have to thank the Clayton Hotel Galway, Karina and all the staff who made the day an absolute pleasure. Karina and all the staff really made the whole aspect of planning our big day effortless from the outset and we can't thank them enough for all they did for us. We would highly recommend the Clayton Hotel Galway and all the team for any wedding or event. Dan Connolly.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Hi Dan, thanks so much for your very kind words and for your recommendation. We were delighted to look after your big day here with us and we hope to see you back soon again, take care, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Catherine & Dan
Added 20th Oct 2020
Wedding 14th Mar 2020
TO KARINA AND ALL THE FANTASTIC TEAM AT THE CLAYTON HOTEL GALWAY, A HUGE THANK YOU TO YOU ALL! WE GOT MARRIED ON THE 14TH MARCH 2020 (RIGHT IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID PANDEMIC WHEN IT ALL BEGAN), WE WENT FROM HAVING 180 GUESTS TWO DAYS BEFORE OUR WEDDING TO 100 GUESTS WITH LESS THAN 48 HOURS TO GO DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. WHEN THE RESTRICTIONS WERE ANNOUNCED THE PANIC AND DISMAY WE FELT WAS SO OVERWHELMING. WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WHETHER TO PROCEED WITH THE WEDDING OR CANCEL BUT THE CALMING REASSURANCE OF KARINA IN THE CLAYTON WAS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED! KARINA, OUR WEDDING COORDINATOR, MET WITH US ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER THE MEASURES WERE ANNOUNCED AND HER SMILE AND WARMTH AND REASSURANCE EASED OUR ANXIETY STRAIGHT AWAY. SHE MADE US FEEL IT WASN'T ALL DOOM AND GLOOM AND OUR WEDDING CAN STILL GO AHEAD EVEN WITH LOWER NUMBERS AND THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE DAY WE ALWAYS PLANNED. EVERY MEMBER OF STAFF FROM THE RECEPTIONISTS TO THE WAITRESSES AND BAR STAFF IN THE CLAYTON HOTEL MADE US FEEL SO SPECIAL. THE CLAYTON MADE US AND OUR GUESTS FEEL SO SAFE EVEN WITH THE NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AND MOST OF ALL EVERYONE WAS SMILING AND LAUGHING AND COVID19 WAS A DISTANT MEMORY (FOR THE DAY AT LEAST). THE FOOD WAS IMPECCABLE, THE SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLE, THE DÉCOR OF THE VENUE WAS AMAZING BUT WHAT MAKES THIS VENUE THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR WEDDING IS NOT JUST THE FOOD AND THE ATMOSPHERE BUT IT'S AMAZING STAFF AND HOW THEY MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY AS THEIR NUMBER 1 PRIORITY. WE WOULDN'T CHANGE ANY ASPECT OF THE DAY EXCEPT IF WE COULD DO IT AGAIN! CLAYTON HOTEL GALWAY WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU AND YOU WILL NEVER MEET AN MORE EFFICIENT AND LOVELY WEDDING COORDINATOR LIKE KARINA WITH HER DEDICATION AND ENTHUSIASM EVIDENT FROM THE VERY FIRST MEETING TO THE LAST MINUTE WE SPENT IN THE HOTEL AND BEYOND. THANK YOU EVERYONE. CATHERINE
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Catherine for your lovely words and for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We really do appreciate it. I`m glad that I was some help to you in those crazy few days! Delighted that you and your guests felt safe with us yet enjoyed your wedding day. I’ll pass on your thanks to all the team here. Again, I thank you for your very kind words, hopefully I’ll get to see you soon again, Karina.
Caroline Bond
Added 17th Oct 2020
Wedding 21st Feb 2020
Our wedding day was one of the best days of our lives!!! And it’s with special thanks to the staff at the Clayton Hotel, Galway and the dedication of every single detail by their wedding co-ordinator, Karina Duffy, that made our day so magical and run with out a flaw! From the moment we decided on the Clayton everything fell into place: Karina literally made the whole process so enjoyable; from advice on suppliers, decor of the room, brilliant tips and tricks for the day itself, food and wine recommendations - every single tiny detail was covered. Each and every staff member were there to help us in any way they could. No request was ever too big! We were able to utterly relax and enjoy the day knowing that everything was in safe hands. A huge thank you to the hotel, the friendly staff and Karina for making it an unforgettable day! We couldn’t recommend them highly enough! Caroline
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Caroline, so happy to hear that is was one of the best days of your lives! It was a pleasure looking after you, Liam and all your guests and hopefully we will see you back with us sometime soon, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Avril and Dan Kelly
Added 31st Jan 2020
Wedding 25th Jan 2020
Thank you so much Clayton Hotel Galway for all the amazing food and hospitality. Karina and Carmel and all their staff are a true credit to this hotel and cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Avril & Dan for the very kind words, it was a pleasure looking after you both and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again, Karina.
Anne-Marie & Kieran
Added 13th Nov 2019
Wedding 26th Oct 2019
We had the joy of celebrating our wedding on 26th October 2019 in the Clayton Hotel. While the Clayton is a beautiful establishment and perfectly located, it was not either of these things that made our day so prefect. As you see, like a house that is beautifully designed and well located, it is not these things that make it a home, It is the people who live in that house that make it a home. The Clayton Hotel can to be likened to this. It was the staff that made our day, so special. We first met the staff of the Clayton the year previously at my brother’s wedding. Their effortless way of keeping the whole day running smoothly was amazing. They were so pleasant to all their guests and spend the day ensuring that not only the bride and groom had a great day, but that every guest did. This was our first time at a wedding in the Clayton and it was on this experience that we booked our wedding there within days of my brother’s wedding. Upon first meeting Karina, I knew that this lady knew her job inside and out, and most importantly for us, she was not doing a sales pitch. She got to understand what type of people we are, so she could fully understand what we wanted for our day. She really wanted to ensure we got what we wanted for our day, not what she thought we needed. Throughout the year, I called on her for advice, which was invaluable. On the day, it was her and Carmel Walsh we saw first at the hotel to greet us, and not with a wave or a hand shake, but with a genuine hug, that made me know that they were really happy for us. It was like we were the first wedding they ever had there, as their excitement and enthusiasm was evident, which is so important as they made it all about us. Both of these ladies could not do enough for us and were so mindful of us all day. The guests are still raving about the quality if the food, and the endless amounts of seconds. They too could not complement the staff enough. Thank you all so much for making our day so great. Anne-Marie & Kieran
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much to you both for the really lovely heartfelt testimonial. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this. Thanks so much for your kind words for both myself and Carmel. Gareth our head chef is delighted with your comments about our food, we are just so happy that you both and your guests enjoyed your day with us. We hope to see you back again with us soon, thank you again so much, it was a pleasure looking after you, Karina.
Theresa & Gerard Daly
Added 8th Nov 2019
Wedding 11th Oct 2019
From start to finish, from the very first moment we contacted the Clayton Hotel regarding our wedding they really were brilliant. Myself and Gerard cannot thank ye all enough. Ye all made are wedding day perfect for us both. All the staff at the Clayton were fantastic. Karina you really were amazing, whatever we wanted you made it happen and you never said no to anything we required and for that we thank you so much. Everyone that attended has commented on how beautiful the whole lot was and raving about the food. The kids had such a ball of a time and the atmosphere was really child friendly. We can't thank everyone enough for making our wedding day so special and easy. Thanks so much to everyone at the Clayton Hotel ???? Gerard and Theresa Daly x
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Theresa & Gerard for the really lovely review. So happy to hear that you had the most perfect day. We loved looking after you both and all your guests and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Thanks again, Karina.
Andrew Hannon
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 29th Aug 2019
Excellent service by all staff
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Andrew, delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wedding that you attended here and that you were happy with the service from our staff. Thank you again, Karina.
Erica and Gavin
Added 26th Aug 2019
Wedding 3rd Aug 2019
We had our wedding reception in the Clayton hotel on the 3rd of August, from our very first meeting with karina right up until our wedding day she was amazing! nothing was a problem, no matter how many times I changed my mind! Karina, Carmel and Michèal and all the staff at the Clayton are just simply top class! we couldn't of asked for a better team to look after our big day! The food was amazing, everybody was so happy about it, those who stayed love the comfort of their rooms.the service was impeccable, they have an amazing ability to create a relaxed atmosphere while maintaining the highest level of professionalism. They made us feel so special, nothing was an issue, even when our 2 year old son had enough and our babysitter needed to bring him to the room in the middle of the meal they made sure her dinner was brought up to her and that his toys got up to the room to him too. the ballroom looked amazing exactly as we wanted it! all the extra bits and pieces we had left in were put in their place by the staff, we really didnt have to worry about a thing! we can't thank everybody at the Clayton enough for making our day so special! we also had a BBQ the day after and the same level of impeccable service was carried through to this, and again the food was fab! so if you're considering the Clayton for your big day then go for it! it's an amazing hotel, with an amazing bridal suite too! The staff are top class, so friendly and helpful! You will not regret booking your wedding here! To Everyone at the Clayton, thank you so much!! ?
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Erica & Gavin for the really lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing few days with us. We only loved looking after you all and hope to see you back again very soon. Thanks again, chat soon, Karina.
Manus & Philomena Reilly
Added 11th Sep 2019
Wedding 19th Jul 2019
We can't recommend the Clayton Galway enough for weddings. We got married there the 19th of July 2019 and they went above and beyond. Karina was exceptional to deal with thought the whole planning process. She was always quick with her responses and I asked a lot of questions! She made us feel as if it was truly our day from the very beginning. We felt at ease with her from our first meeting. Everything we asked for was done. The food and service for the dinner was excellent. We found all the staff friendly and professional. They made our day so special for us. It is the perfect place to have a wedding in Galway especially if you want to do it your way! We can't thank all the staff enough!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Philomena & Manus for your very kind words. So lovely to hear that you can’t recommend us enough and that we made your day special for you. We loved looking after you both and all your guests and we hope to see you back again soon. Wishing you both every happiness for your future together. Thank you again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Rachel Ollerenshaw
Added 13th Aug 2019
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
Karina was absolutely amazing from start to finish. She responded to me quickly and always had a solution. The hotel staff were super on the day and all guests have told us their every need was catered for. I would highly recommend it as a wedding venue.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Rachel for the recommendation, we loved looking after you and Gerard and all your guests and we hope to see you back at the hotel soon again, thanks again, Karina.
Meaghan & Stephen
Added 21st Oct 2019
Wedding 11th Jul 2019
We had the pleasure of having our wedding at the Clayton Hotel recently and we were absolutely delighted with Karina and the team there. From start to finish, Karina was absolutely amazing to work with - her attention to detail, professionalism and ability to keeping everyone so calm and at ease - we couldn't fault her or any of the staff at the Clayton. The wedding reception itself went off without a hitch and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend the Clayton for anyone considering having their wedding there.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Meaghan & Stephen for your very kind words. It was our pleasure to look after you both and all your guests and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Thanks also for your recommendation and personally thank you for your kind comments regarding myself, delighted to hear that I could help in some way and that you were happy with my work. Hopefully I will see you both again soon, thanks so much again, Karina.
Pamela and John
Added 30th Jun 2019
Wedding 15th Jun 2019
Recently got married at The Clayton and we're so happy we chose it as our venue. The staff were fantastic. Karina just made the whole experience stress free and so enjoyable. Her attention to detail, knowledge, personality and her can do attitude made The Clayton stand out above any other venue we looked at. Karina remained a joy the deal with from day one to D day! Everything about the Clayton was perfect on our big day. The food was amazing, the reception was stunning, the decor, the staff, the way the looked after us, the list goes on. The little personal touches were such a treat. They literally thought of everything. We had such a relaxed day knowing that we were in such capable hands. Thank you so much to all of the events staff who made our day everything we dreamed it would be!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Pamela & John for the fab review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and that you loved our food and décor. We appreciate you taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We really enjoyed getting to know you both and looking after you for your big day, we wish you every happiness for your future together and look forward to seeing you back at the Clayton again soon. Thank you again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Mike & Laura Acton
Added 5th Aug 2019
Wedding 31st May 2019
Just wanted to thank you and your team for the most beautiful perfect wedding day we could ever have imagined and hoped for. We cant praise you enough from the very beginning to the wedding day its self. You were the most amazing group to deal with in every way. The food was out of this world and above all the staff were fantastic and so friendly. Everyone in attendance has commented on how amazing the hotel was and raving about the food. Karina the wedding coordinator was incredible and so accommodating and easy to deal with. Karina & Carmel made sure we had the most amazing weekend and that everything ran so smoothly. We honestly cant thank you all enough. We will be forever grateful that we had the pleasure to meet and deal with you all & that we made the perfect decision by having our wedding in the Clayton Hotel Galway. The whole weekend was above and beyond our expectations and that is down to you. Wishing you continued success Mike & Laura x
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so so much Laura & Mike for the really lovely testimonial, we really appreciate it but more so we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the day, the food and the overall experience here with us. What more can we ask for than a weekend that was above and beyond your expectations. It was such a pleasure looking after you both and if you ever need anything at all you know where we are. Thank you again, hope to see you soon, Karina.
Niamh and Shane
Added 14th May 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
We had our wedding just over a week ago in the Clayton. We booked it knowing it's wonderful reputation and wedding staff. However ,we were blown away with all they did for us on the day. From the reception food/drinks, beautiful decor, friendly staff and fabulous meal, everything was just perfect. Our guests were looked after so well and the amount of compliments we got about the venue was testament to how great it was. Karina is such an asset and any bride and groom would be lucky to have her. Credit to Carmel & Noel too. To any prospective couples we would 100% recommend having your wedding here. It made the day even more special knowing the care and attention we were receiving. Thanks again to the Clayton and all the staff for a truly memorable day. Niamh & Shane.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Niamh & Shane for your very kind words. We loved looking after you both and hope to see you back again soon. Thank you again, we really appreciate your review and we are super delighted that you enjoyed your wedding day with us. Karina, Carmel and all the team.
Iamanda and Shane Concannon
Added 9th Apr 2019
Wedding 15th Mar 2019
From the moment we met Karina we knew this is where we wanna have our wedding reception. It was so easy to talk to Karina she just handled everything. A dream come true. My mam requires oxygen and the care she got from Carmel and the team upstairs was absolutely amazing. I honestly can’t thank you enough. To the entire staff there to be honest wow is all we can say. We had so many people tell us how great the hotel food and staff were. What an absolute pleasure it was having the best day of our lives in your wonderful hotel. xxx Thank you so much, we highly recommend this beautiful hotel xxx love Iamanda and Shane Concannon
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks Iamanda & Shane for the really lovely review, we are so happy to hear that you both and your guests had such a great day with us and we look forward to seeing you back again very soon. Thank you again, Karina & all the Clayton team.
Darina & Kenny Walsh
Added 29th Mar 2019
Wedding 16th Feb 2019
We got married in the Clayton hotel and we are so happy with everything. The venue was beautiful and all my guests commented on how lovely the food was and how much finger food was at the reception. There was such a selection of food and loads of it. The meal was gorgeous and piping hot. The staff Karina and Carmel were so helpful on the day and before the wedding also. The bridal suite is the nicest I have seen and it was a treat to have two nights staying in this. Overall we are so happy with how our day went and delighted that we chose the Clayton for our big day.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks so much Darina and Kenny for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you both and your guests enjoyed your meal, I will pass on your compliments to the kitchen team. I will pass on your thanks to Carmel also. We loved looking after you both and we look forward to seeing you back at the Clayton very soon. Thank you again, Karina.
Fidelma & Darragh
Added 28th Jan 2019
Wedding 30th Nov 2018
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.
Marina Iantorno & Nitesh Singh
Added 7th Dec 2018
Wedding 12th Nov 2018
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.
Marina Iantorno & Nitesh Singh
Added 7th Dec 2018
Wedding 12th Nov 2018
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.
Donna Walsh & Clive O`Sullivan
Added 7th Dec 2018
Wedding 2nd Nov 2018
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.
Melissa small x
Added 29th Jan 2019
Wedding 27th Oct 2018
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 :)
Melissa Hession & Brian Small
Added 7th Dec 2018
Wedding 27th Oct 2018
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.
Deirdre McCarthy and Kevin Joyce
Added 15th Jan 2019
Wedding 25th Oct 2018
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.
Aileen & Emmett
Added 27th Oct 2018
Wedding 19th Oct 2018
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 :)
Laura Walsh & Patrick McHugh
Added 7th Dec 2018
Wedding 13th Oct 2018
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.
L&M
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 25th Aug 2018
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.
Maria Conroy and Michael Egan
Added 4th Nov 2018
Wedding 13th Aug 2018
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.
Laura & Martin
Added 30th Oct 2018
Wedding 7th Jul 2018
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.
Jade & Eddie Cloherty
Added 3rd Oct 2018
Wedding 11th May 2018
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.
Deirdre king
Added 29th Oct 2018
Wedding 21st Apr 2018
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.
Emer & Greg Hardie
Added 13th Dec 2018
Wedding 14th Apr 2018
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.
Karen & James
Added 13th Jun 2018
Wedding 7th Apr 2018
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.
Trina McGuire & Rory McGann
Added 5th Dec 2017
Wedding 17th Nov 2017
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.
Trevor Quinn and Pauline Hodgins
Added 8th Dec 2017
Wedding 10th Nov 2017
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.
Karena & David
Added 28th Dec 2017
Wedding 21st Oct 2017
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.
Lisa & Kevin Brady
Added 8th Dec 2017
Wedding 29th Sep 2017
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.
Siobhán & Bernard
Added 23rd Oct 2018
Wedding 15th Sep 2017
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.
Aisling Carr & James Mahon
Added 28th Oct 2017
Wedding 8th Sep 2017
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.
Deirdre Donnellan & Marwan Abbas
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 24th Aug 2017
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.
Vanessa & Patrick Feeney
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 19th Aug 2017
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.
Eto Khazhalia & Martin Lydon
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 5th Aug 2017
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.
Brendan and Aija Creaven
Added 25th Oct 2017
Wedding 14th Jul 2017
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.
Laura Hession & Alan Divilly
Added 26th Oct 2017
Wedding 7th Jul 2017
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.
Olivia and Aonghusa Fahy
Added 26th Sep 2017
Wedding 24th Jun 2017
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.
Susan & Damian Concannon
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 23rd Jun 2017
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.
Laura and Gerald Regan
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 10th Jun 2017
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.
Gemma & Ciaran Dolan Wedding
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 9th Jun 2017
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.
Frances-Anne & Eamonn Kilkelly
Added 13th Sep 2017
Wedding 27th May 2017
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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 :)
Patricia McHugh and Ronan Dooley
Added 2nd Jun 2017
Wedding 5th May 2017
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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 :)
Mike Cronin and Bríd Murray
Added 2nd Jun 2017
Wedding 22nd Apr 2017
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Sarah & Eamonn Gallagher
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 25th Mar 2017
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.
Johanna Walsh and Stephen Shine
Added 3rd Jun 2017
Wedding 17th Mar 2017
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.
Mark & Marie McGrath
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 11th Mar 2017
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.
Laura Murphy & John Fahy
Added 15th Feb 2017
Wedding 1st Jan 2017
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.
Evelyn & Colm Larkin
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 31st Dec 2016
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Lisa Larkin & Mike Denison
Added 15th Feb 2017
Wedding 30th Dec 2016
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Lisa Ní Fhlatharta & Séamus Ó Loideáin
Added 21st Dec 2016
Wedding 26th Nov 2016
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,
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Barrie and Sharon Houston
Added 8th Dec 2016
Wedding 12th Nov 2016
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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
Mary Flaherty & Rob Coen
Added 16th Nov 2016
Wedding 29th Oct 2016
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.
Michelle Walsh & William Spratt
Added 22nd Dec 2016
Wedding 8th Oct 2016
”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.”
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Aoife ONeill & Malachi McGarvey
Added 1st Nov 2017
Wedding 1st Oct 2016
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Ken and Kristine Gaynor
Added 22nd Dec 2016
Wedding 30th Sep 2016
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Laura and Lorcán Fox
Added 16th Nov 2016
Wedding 3rd Sep 2016
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Declan and Fiona Mulryan
Added 8th Dec 2016
Wedding 2nd Sep 2016
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
Majella Watson
Added 10th Jan 2016
Wedding 21st Aug 2016
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.
Lisa O`Toole & Michael Totten
Added 16th Nov 2016
Wedding 12th Aug 2016
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Martina and Damien Murray
Added 18th Aug 2016
Wedding 16th Jul 2016
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Jacinta Flynn & Eoin Buckley
Added 16th Nov 2016
Wedding 9th Jul 2016
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!!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Anne Marie Hussey & David Hobbins
Added 16th Nov 2016
Wedding 8th Jul 2016
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Karl and Bar McConnon
Added 16th Nov 2016
Wedding 23rd Jun 2016
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.
Tara and Paddy
Added 16th Jul 2016
Wedding 10th Jun 2016
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
Orla & Colman Lee
Added 18th Aug 2016
Wedding 4th Jun 2016
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.
Kellie Hynes
Added 21st Dec 2016
Wedding 28th May 2016
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 :)
Mr and Mrs Tierney
Added 8th Jun 2016
Wedding 30th Apr 2016
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
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Deirdre Folan & Michael Walsh
Added 16th Nov 2016
Wedding 31st Dec 2015
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.
Jarlath & Carmel Kelly
Added 27th Jan 2016
Wedding 27th Nov 2015
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!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Edel & Eoin
Added 30th Dec 2015
Wedding 9th Oct 2015
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Ilona Trill
Added 21st Dec 2015
Wedding 7th Aug 2015
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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 :)
Kathy and Dom Hever
Added 13th Aug 2015
Wedding 4th Jul 2015
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!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Laura Quinn
Added 9th Aug 2015
Wedding 30th May 2015
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
helena Collins
Added 21st Dec 2015
Wedding 23rd May 2015
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Aisling & Andrew
Added 11th Jun 2015
Wedding 1st May 2015
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!!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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 :)
Máire & Kevin Higgins
Added 27th Jan 2016
Wedding 30th Dec 2014
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Anita & Ciaran Coughlan
Added 22nd Nov 2014
Wedding 25th Oct 2014
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!
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
Thanks Anita & Ciaran for the lovely words, you both are fab and I loved looking after you, Karina xx
Martha Neilan
Added 5th Nov 2014
Wedding 10th Oct 2014
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Jacinta Roche
Added 22nd Dec 2015
Wedding 6th Sep 2014
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Florentina & Michael
Added 11th Sep 2015
Wedding 11th Jul 2014
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"
Florentina & Michael
Added 5th Nov 2014
Wedding 11th Jul 2014
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"
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Sharon & Kevin Cooney
Added 6th Aug 2015
Wedding 5th Jul 2014
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.
Response from Clayton Hotel Galway
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.
Rachael & Stephen Fahy
Added 4th May 2015
Wedding 31st May 2014
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.
Aisling Carroll
Added 6th Aug 2015
Wedding 11th May 2013
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
A wonderful venue
Added 6th Aug 2015
Wedding 1st Sep 2012
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...
LIAM DALTON
Added 17th Oct 2020
THANK YOU SO MUCH CLAYTON HOTEL GALWAY FOR ALL THE AMAZING FOOD AND HOSPITALITY. KARINA, CARMEL AND STEPHANIE AND ALL THEIR STAFF ARE A TRUE CREDIT TO THIS HOTEL AND CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR US. KIND REGARDS, LIAM DALTON
Karen and Noel Gallagher
Added 21st Oct 2014
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.
Jacinta and Paul
Added 5th Sep 2014
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.
Michael and Andrea
Added 5th Sep 2014
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.
Ellen & Darryl Rebello
Added 10th Aug 2014
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
Sharon and Kevin Cooney xx
Added 5th Jul 2014
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.
Marie & Sean, Mr and Mrs Gaffney
Added 16th Jun 2014
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.
Claire & James Flaherty
Added 23rd May 2014
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.
Amanda & Adrian Cusack
Added 18th May 2014
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!
Aine & Paul McDonagh X
Added 6th May 2014
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.
Kelie and Daragh Bailey
Added 20th Apr 2014
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.
Peter, Denise & Katlyn
Added 14th Apr 2014
A massive thank you to Karina, Cathal & the team, you all made us feel so special and we had a blast! Best day ever
Joanne & Luke Ronayne
Added 18th Dec 2013
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
Helen & Colin Lawlor
Added 17th Dec 2013
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.
Marie and Bernie Fahy
Added 19th Oct 2013
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
Stephanie & Aidan
Added 29th Aug 2013
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,
Marie & Aodhan Flynn
Added 26th Jun 2013
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.
Anne Marie & Des Carty
Added 3rd Jun 2013
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
Ale & Ugo
Added 18th May 2013
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.
Caroline & Mark
Added 13th May 2013
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."
Aisling and Alan.
Added 11th May 2013
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
Pauline and Lorcan
Added 1st May 2013
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
Michelle, John, Lee & Lauren Murphy xx
Added 3rd Apr 2013
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,
Niamh and Brian Doyle
Added 26th Mar 2013
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,
Máire Áine & Tommy
Added 15th Mar 2013
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.
Eoghan & Valerie
Added 8th Mar 2013
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!
Susan & Jason
Added 8th Feb 2013
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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