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Weddings in Derry

When planning your wedding you want everything to be perfect, especially the location! The venue is often the first thing your guests will see and it will give them a glimpse of what to expect throughout your day.  Choosing a wedding venue in Derry can be stressful and time consuming but The City Hotel can help alleviate this worry and become the perfect choice.

Perched upon the banks of the River Foyle, the hotel can offer the most idyllic location, with beautiful views of the river and city, with a backdrop of the iconic Peace Bridge. Situated on Queen’s Quay, this contemporary styled hotel can be the ideal choice over all wedding venues in Derry. It can offer an unrivalled central location in one of Northern Ireland’s most historic cities.

Our Wedding Co-ordinators can help you achieve every splendid aspect of your wedding day. Whether you are having a small intimate wedding or a large celebration, our co-ordinators are always on hand to make your planning stress free. From the early stages of creating ideas to finalising the decoration, we will help your planning to be fun and exciting. The City Hotel Derry can host your ceremony and reception from 25 to 250 guests. Our impressive Corinthian Ballroom or our intimate Alexander Suite can offer many beautiful features.

The Corinthian Ballroom can host up to 250 guests and benefits from large floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views of the river and city. Complete with private bar and lounge, it is stylishly decorated and accented by unique coloured mood lighting to help create the perfect wedding venue. The Alexander Suite is wonderful for smaller, more intimate weddings. Our Suite can host up to 70 guests and is bathed with natural daylight and views of the river. Both our Corinthian Ballroom & Alexander Suite offer air conditioning and are licensed, making them perfect venues for traditional and civil wedding ceremonies in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Prior to your wedding our Co-ordinators will welcome you to a menu tasting in our Thompsons Restaurant to help you choose your dining options. All our food is locally sourced and prepared by our Executive and Head Chefs in a dedicated kitchen.

We are committed to making your wedding day as special as possible so you can be rest assured that the day will only be about you and your wedding party. At the end of the day, you can retire to our spacious Bridal Suite, with wonderful views of the city of Derry. Our Bridal Suite has its own entrance hallway, plush décor and breathtaking views from its floor to ceiling windows.  You can then savour the Champagne breakfast the following morning from the separate living and dining room. 

The hotel has 158 rooms on offer including The Collection Penthouse Suites & Rooms, superior rooms, suites, family rooms & accessible rooms so your guests can relax and unwind whilst still being part of your wedding day. Hotel residents receive complimentary access to our Health & Fitness Centre which features a swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi and full gym equipment. The City Hotel Derry is ideally located in the city centre and can offer many things to do in Derry - The City Walls (5 minutes walk away), the Tower Museum , St Columb's Cathedral, River watch aquarium and visitor centre where fishing is on offer, and The Guildhall are amongst many other attractions that you can enjoy during your stay.


At the City Hotel Derry it’s all about you. Contact our Wedding Co-ordinator today to discuss plans for your special day in a truly memorable wedding venue in Derry, Northern Ireland.