Getting Married?

A Truly Unique Wedding Experience

With romantic views of the Atlantic, the undivided attention of our staff and the knowledge that your day is unique, the Sandhouse Hotel is the most spectacular wedding venue in the country.

We specialise in creating exclusive weddings & civil ceremonies filled with magical memories for you and your guests.

The Sandhouse Hotel can become your exclusive hotel.

Our staff become your staff.

Our rooms, with their old-world charm and beautiful views of Rossnowlagh beach, become yours entirely.


First and foremost, we provide for the needs of the bride and groom. Our expert wedding staff will work closely with you and your wedding party to create your perfect wedding reception. 

On arrival, guests are traditionally received in the lounge area at the front of the hotel, where complimentary tea and coffee are served.

We can also provide a Champagne Reception, a Hot Punch Reception or  a full bar. The reception can be held in the Glassroom Restaurant with its magnificent views of Rossnowlagh Beach and deck which opens out on to our private seaside lawn. We can arrange for a local traditional harpist to perform in the lounge to greet your guests. If you prefer another style of musician this will be arranged.

Canapés, both hot & cold can be served during the reception.


We are licensed to cater for Civil Ceremonies and are always delighted to help you create the perfect wedding day. Our wedding planner will work closely with you to design a boutique wedding ceremony and celebration. Most civil ceremonies take place in the the Mark O’Neill Room which can hold up to 140 guests. This spacious yet intimate room is dressed with crisp white chair covers with bows, lights and fresh flower, and we always encourage the wedding party to add their own personal touches.

Sample Wedding Dinner Menu


Assiette of Donegal Bay Seafood

Warm Goat’s Cheese Slice on a Bed of Red Onion Marmalade with Fresh Basil Pesto

Golden Breaded Mushrooms filled with Cream Cheese & Chives

Fantail of Galia Melon with Seasonal Berries & Strawberry Coulis


Cream of Potato and Leek

Donegal Bay Chowder


Main Courses

Grilled Whole Seabass filled with Tarragon & Fresh Lime, served with Creamed Leek & Garlic Butter

Fillet of Erne Salmon and Monkfish in a Puff Pastry Case with a Creamed Shrimp Sauce

Roast Stuffed Loin of Local Lamb scented with Fresh Herbs & Garlic

Roast Striploin of Aged Irish Hereford Beef served with a Rich Red Wine & Shallot Sauce

Roast Supreme of Corn Fed Organic Chicken with a Fresh Herb Stuffing

Honey Glazed Silverhill Duckling, Crisped and served with a Cointreau Sauce

Vegetable Crêpe with Melted Goat’s Cheese & Fresh Basil Oil


Sandhouse Dessert Selection Plate


Entertainment is held in the Mark O’Neill function room.  This allows the performers to set up while your guests continue to enjoy the atmosphere in the  Seashell Restaurant until the band are ready to begin, and you are ready for your first dance.

Table service is provided throughout the evening.

Supper can be served in the Mark O’Neill room during a break in the entertainment. This can simply be tea and a selection of sandwiches or a more substantial selection of finger food.

Bridal Hair & Make-Up

You and your guests can also take advantage of the Marine Spa which will of course be at your disposal during your time at the Sandhouse.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing break in the jacuzzi, or book a luxurious spa treatment on their own or with a group of friends.

A Bridal Hair & Make-Up service can be provided to ensure you do not need to travel far in preparation for your walk down the aisle.

All guests are free to book in for any of the range of treatments available, from manicures to seaweed baths.

Wedding Costs


Complimentary Tea & Coffee

Champagne Reception from €45 per bottle

Punch from €5 per person

Full Bar – price on consumption

Canapés €10 per person


Dinner €47.50 per person to include

Starter, Soup, choice of 2 Main Courses,

Potatoes and Vegetables, Dessert Plate,

Tea/Coffee and Petit Fours


From €20 per bottle


From €45 per bottle


Tea and Sandwiches €5 per person

Tea, Sandwiches and a selection of Finger Food €10 per person

The Sandhouse Hotel & Marine Spa,
County Donegal,
Tel: +353 (0) 71 9851777