As soon as we viewed the Wild Duck, we knew it was going to be our wedding venue – the room is absolutely stunning and totally unique. We were shown around by Eileen who was relaxed, engaging and knowledgeable; and it was her person-centred attitude that sealed the deal for us!
We held our wedding here in March 2017 and we literally could not have been happier. Every question we had in the lead up to the wedding was answered immediately and competently by Eileen who was always at the end of the phone. We visited the venue a couple of times just before the wedding and we were made to feel so valued; complimentary cups of coffee, general chit chat that came across as genuine and lots of reassurance and encouragement to settle our nerves.
We made our own centrepieces and the Wild Duck had no problems in facilitating our personal touches for our special day – on our wedding day, the room looked even more breath-taking than we had imagined! We had quite a few instructions for the Wild Duck and everything we asked for was executed perfectly and without question.
The food was excellent; tasty, hot, plentiful and every dietary request was catered for.
Our guests who were staying in Walsh’s Hotel were provided with transport to the reception at the Wild Duck and with transport back to the hotel at the end of the night. The bridal suite at Walsh’s was lovely and breakfast was fab!
All the staff on the day were professional and pleasant. I wish to say a special thank you to Eileen (highly organised, super helpful, so accommodating and there at every stage of our journey with the Wild Duck), Odhran (such a friendly and reassuring guy who genuinely wanted to make sure everything was right for us and nothing was a bother for him) and Kieran (bent over backwards to make it the most special day for us – he was there at every stage of our day (and even our breakfast the next day) with smiles, laughs, reassuring words and the kindest gestures).
The Wild Duck made us feel special and made our guests feel special; we have had so many guests come back to us with compliments about the venue, catering and customer service. The Wild Duck literally could not have done more for us; our day was completely hassle free and we would 110% recommend them to anyone.
Thank you so much for everything!!
Walsh's Hotel --- Mary
Went here for a wedding and had a wonderful time
Had dinner the night before in the dining room. The service was good as was the food. I asked for a cosmopoliton (my favorite drink, if it is made well) and I have to say it met all my expectations. Listened to some nice live music (Shenanigans I believe was the name). Usually I leave when the music starts anywhere as it is always too loud but this was a wonderful blend of folk,trad? and ballads pleasant to the ear.
Went for a walk around Maghera before the wedding and they have a few nice shops.
The wedding the next day was wonderful.There is a cozy atmosphere in the function room where the wedding was held and again the service and food was wonderful.
I was informed to ask for a room at the back of the hotel as it is on a corner and the traffic in the morning can be annoying, as it can also be in NYC.
Overall experience good and it is a great destination if you want to travel to Giants Causeway,
Overall a nice comfortable hotel and good food.
By the way please change the address to" Maghera" as this was confusing to me as I live overseas.
Would definitely recommend this place
Bellini's --- Joanne
Fabulous Wedding Venue!! Taylor McSherry wedding 19th may setting was perfect, build up to our date the staff were excellent and extremely helpful, on the day itself service was excellent room decor and setting was gorgeous. 175 guests who were very happy with the food served quantity was unbelievable. This venue is highly recommended for any function, quality of service and overall experience is that all staff couldn't have been more helpful.