Make it Special, Make it An Grianan

Make it Special, Make it An Grianan Hotel. 

Located in the townland of Burt in Co Donegal, just 10 minutes from Derry and 15 minutes from Letterkenny, is a family-run establishment, An Grianan.  With 43 modern bedrooms, including two suites and a luxurious Honeymoon Suite, the hotel has two versatile function spaces, namely the Tuatha De Danann Suite and the Magh Tuireadh Suite. The larger of the two comfortably accommodates up to 300 guests, while the smaller suite can hold up to 80 guests. Perfect for your special day.


The rounded Tuatha De Danann Suite is the pride and joy of An Grianan Hotel, and the room sets the venue apart from the rest with its distinctive shape, domed ceiling, circular dance floor, and tall windows that allow natural light to illuminate the room. Recently refurbished with no expense spared, the suite radiates elegance and class, providing an exquisite setting for any couple’s special day. Since its opening in March 2006, An Grianan Hotel has successfully hosted nearly 2000 weddings.

What makes An Grianan Hotel the Perfect and Popular Venue?

We mentioned that An Grianan is a family run wedding venue and it’s telling that many of the staff have been part of that family for over 10 years. Reflecting a long-term commitment to service, the team is described as welcoming, professional, and experienced, always ready to assist couples and their guests.  The team are truly committed to each couple on their special day, and proudly stand over only hosting one wedding per day.  Any couple celebrating at An Grianan is assured that they are the sole concern on their special day and will really feel at home with the team at the venue. 

Throughout the years, An Grianan has accommodated a diverse range of wedding styles and requests. The hotel strives to cater to the unique preferences of each couple, recognising that every wedding brings its own theme, style, or idea. The aim is to create a distinctive experience for each couple, as they seek a wedding day that stands out from those of their relatives or friends.

Meet your Wedding Co-ordinators

Deirdre has been a with the hotel since its inception in 2006, something the whole team is very proud of.  As a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, she has garnered several awards over the years, earning the title of ‘Venue Coordinator of the Year’ in the year 2018 by Ireland Wedding Journal as part of their Reader Awards.

A recent review from a July 2023 wedding at the hotel commended Wedding Coordinators Deirdre and Aisling, along with their incredible team, for their fantastic service. The review highlighted the seamless experience from the initial meeting with Deirdre, with particular praise for the beautiful food served at the wedding.

Couples considering An Grianan as a potential wedding venue will be given a personalised showround with a dedicated wedding coordinator.  This meeting allows for discussion about dates and packages, and provides couples with every option that the hotel can provide. Your coordinator will guide you through every aspect of your celebration from the ceremony through to the evening buffet. They will help you on your wedding journey and will help you on every aspect from menus,  drinks, music, flowers, centrepieces, decor, table plans and timing.  Whatever you wish for they will be with you every step of the way.

The An Grianan Hotel wedding venue offers three distinct packages, all of which can be customised to align with the preferences of each couple. Taking pride in its flexible and adaptable approach to meeting the unique needs of individual couples, the team can tailor packages to suit specific requirements, and any requests for changes or amendments are willingly accommodated. While maintaining competitive pricing, the hotel remains resolute in not compromising on the quality of service provided. The hotel’s Head Chef likes to foster a dynamic culinary experience for couples. 

Photographic Opportunities

The lush private gardens at An Grianan serve as an ideal setting for family photographs, and provide couples with a variety of different backdrops to choose from.  To the rear of the hotel, there’s a miniature Grianan Fort, adding another picturesque element to the venue that proves to be a favourite with photographers.  Inside the hotel located within the the Old Church Restaurant is an exceptional feature, beloved of couples. A beautiful stained-glass window is a staple for inclusion in all wedding albums, regardless of the season. 

Beyond the property lies the historic Grianan of Aileach ring fort, an ancient site and weather permitting, couples are encouraged to include this setting in their wedding portfolio. 

Civil Services

As a fully registered venue, An Grianan Hotel’s wedding function rooms are approved to host civil ceremonies, a collaboration achieved through close coordination with the Registrars in Donegal County Council. The Magh Tuireadh Suite is tailored for more intimate weddings, while the Tuatha De Danann Suite accommodates larger gatherings. 

Every part of an in-house ceremony is managed seamlessly. Guests will typically arrive earlier in the day and the venue’s team is perfectly positioned to execute on the required transformation of the various spaces. The foyer will be a social hub for guests to mingle and enjoy refreshments.  You won’t even be aware as you are guided perfectly through your day.

Wedding Fayres

An Grianan Hotel hosts two Wedding Fayres annually, one in February and the other in September, organised in collaboration with Perfect Bliss Wedding Events. These fayres feature over 60 top-class exhibitors and industry professionals from around the North-West, providing couples with an ideal opportunity to connect with the best in the business. The event includes a special Prize Draw with a total value of €10,000, and couples who book their weddings between the two fayres are automatically entered into the draw.  During the fayre, three lucky winning couples are announced, each receiving a prize valued at €5,000, €3,000, and €2,000, respectively. 

“Make it Special, Make it An Grianan”. Enquire today


Medhavi Upadhyaya
WeddingDates Contributors
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