“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”
Patricia McHugh and Ronan Dooley, 5th May 2017
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
“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.”
Sarah & Eamonn Gallagher, March 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! ”
Mark & Marie McGrath, March 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 the chefs 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 for giving us our dream wedding we just wish we could do it all over again”
Laura and John, 1st January 2017
“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, NYE 2016
“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.
Thanks so much again.”
Lisa and Mike Denison, 30th December 2016
“We would sincerely like to thank you all in the Clayton Hotel Galway for making our day so special. We had attended a number of weddings in the Clayton Galway 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 Galway had an available date that suited us and therefore, we did not hesitate to book for our wedding. 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.
Paul and the staff on the day 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 in the Clayton Hotel Galway.
Míle buíochas agus le gach dea-ghuí,”
Lisa Ní Fhlatharta & Séamus Ó Loideáin, November 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.”
Mary Flaherty & Rob Coen, 29th October 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.”
Michelle Walsh & William Spratt 8th October 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.”
Ken and Kristine Gaynor, 30th September 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.”
Laura and Lorcán Fox, 3rd September 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.”
Lisa O`Toole & Michael Totten 12th August 2016
“Hi Karina, on behalf of myself and Eoghan we just want to say a sincere thank you for being such a massive part of our wedding, for all your help, support and advice in the run up to the big day.
When organising our wedding last year we knew it was going to be a large affair and we really wanted it to be a party to celebrate our big day with all our friends and family. The Clayton came highly recommended to us as a number of our friends had gotten married in the hotel over the previous years and couldn’t compliment the staff and venue enough. When we met with Karina to discuss our ideas she was so easy to talk to and so enthusiastic. Karina put us at such ease and was so lovely to work with that we couldn’t not have her involved in our wedding day. Karina was happy to meet with us as little or often as we wanted and was always on the end of the line or an email of we had any queries. The run up to the day was effortless, our food tasting evening was fabulous. The chef spent so much time with us going over our food options that we almost knew every ingredient in each dish.
The day itself was just amazing, from the minute we landed at the door of the hotel the party was in full swing. The staff were superb, so polite and helpful and again, nothing was a problem. We had nothing to worry about once we got to the hotel until we checked out 3 days later (it was so good we stayed an extra night). From the 320 dinners that were served on the day to the plate of fresh sandwiches waiting in our bridal suit at 5.00am that morning, the food was just superb. Thank you Karina and all the staff of the Clayton Hotel for giving us a brilliant day and night. One of the best days of our lives.”
Olwyn and Eoghan Tummon, 5th August 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!!”
Martina & Damien Murray, 16th July 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.”
Jacinta Flynn & Eoin Buckley, 9th July 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.”
Anne Marie Hussey & David Hobbin, 8th July 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.”
Karl and Bar McConnon, 23rd June, 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, 4th June 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.”
Mr & Mrs Ochs, May 2016
“We can’t thank Karina enough for all you and your team did for use on the run up to the wedding and the wedding day itself. From the moment we meet with you for the first time you made us feel so special and at ease about the wedding planning process. Nothing was too 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 will definitely be back to the Clayton in the not to distant future. Thank you so much again.”
Mr and Mrs Tierney, 30th April 2016
“Where do we start with thanking you for everything! 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! Thank you so much for everything and we hope to see you soon.”
Jarlath & Carmel Kelly, 27th January 2016
“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.”
Maire & Kevin Higginson, 25th January 2016
”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.”
Deirdre Folan & Michael Walsh, 31st December 2015
“Myself and Paraic just want to say a massive heartfelt thank you to all the amazing staff at Clayton Hotel Galway 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 Clayton Hotel Galway 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 Clayton Hotel Galway – 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
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic day. Everything was perfect and the service provided by the staff was exceptional. From the first meeting you have gone above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.
Clayton Hotel Galway is an amazing venue for a wedding. The food was out of this world and all our guests are still raving about it! Everyone couldn’t get over the extremely high standard of the food and service. You are amazing at your job and a credit to your profession. We wish you all continued success with all the lucky couples who have their weddings with you. Thanking you all again so so much.”
Saoirse & Denis Murray, 25th September 2015
“We would like to say a massive thank you for everything you 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. We knew after our first meeting that we would be having our wedding in Clayton Hotel Galway, and that is simply because of you. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Pass on our gratitude to Cathal also, again he did a fantastic job on the day of the wedding and was extremely pleasant and professional in any dealing we had with him. Please pass on our gratitude Matt, the rest of the kitchen staff and all of the bar and waiting staff too.
Thanks again for everything, 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.”
Dave and Ilona Trill, 7th August 2015
“Thank you so much for all of your hard work and attention on and surrounding our big day. It was such an amazing time, it went by in a blur. All of you went to such lengths to accommodate us and our families, it did not go unnoticed nor unappreciated.
I can’t believe how many people told us, young and old, that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Shane’s father still raves about it, as does my Grandmother, among other people. They have both been to so many weddings, and to say that ours was the best comes down to you and your attention to detail.
It was really beautiful, and the food was fabulous. Everyone said the reception dinner food was gorgeous, and the people at the dinner the night before raved about that as well. I would like to also thank Valerie, Cathal and Matt, who were all incredible and it wouldn’t have been the same without them. Every single person raved about the staff, people just couldn’t get over how fab they all were. So thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”
Heather & Shane Donnellan, 10th July 2015
“Well, it’s been a week since our big day but we still can’t believe what a great day we had. People are still telling us and our families how much fun they had and especially how amazing the food, accommodation and entertainment was.
The day flew, as we knew it would, but my most significant memories of the day are of Clayton Hotel Galway. The staff were fantastic all weekend, not just on the day. Stephanie, Valerie and Nora are just so lovely, and numerous others I never got the name of, made us feel important and special.
But specifically I want to thank you over everyone, Karina. In the whole 16 months, or whatever it was, from when we booked Clayton Hotel Galway until the 4th of July, you made it so easy for us to prepare for our wedding. I may have plagued you with silly questions from time to time, but you never let me feel I was being a pest! I never had any worries about how our reception was going to turn out because I knew from communicating with you that everything would be perfect.
However I do know that you are part of a team, an amazing team, there at Clayton Hotel Galway, so please pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in front of and behind the scenes last weekend. We will be forever grateful to you all for allowing us to have such a wonderful special day with our family and friends.
Thanks, literally a million!”
Kathy and Dom Hever, 4th July 2015
“I just wanted to say once again a sincere thank you to you all for the fantastic job you did in hosting our wedding reception recently. From the second I contacted the hotel I knew we would be well looked after. Karina called me back at 9:30 pm showing me such dedication to be returning calls that late. She has gone 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 with such a friendly tone. Every detail was discussed and she remembered everything so well and was followed through. She is a total gem.
On the day we were made to feel so welcome along with each of our guests. The waiting staff were fantastic and very friendly. 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. 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. 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 a fantastic hotel. It will always be a very special place to us.”
Laura and Karol Quinn, 30th May 2015
“I have been meaning to email you since our wedding on the 23rd of May.
On behalf of Stephen and myself we would like to thank you and all the hotel staff for making our big day so special. From the first meeting until the wedding day Karina you were very kind, professional and friendly and you couldn’t do enough for us and everything was no problem.
You are amazing at your job and we wish you every success in your future.
To anyone who is thinking of booking this hotel for your wedding please do as Clayton Hotel Galway is first in its class. Thank you Karina.”