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Top Wedding Venues in Cork, Ireland – From Cosy Country Houses to Romantic Hotels & Estates

Ballinacurra House, Kinsale, Co. CorkGuest capacity 130 | Prices start from €40.00 | ballinacurra.comWinner of the 2013 weddingsonline Exclusive Wedding Venue of the Year award, Ballinacurra House epitomises style. The private country manor, originally built in 1791 is available exclusively to couples for the duration of their wedding celebration. The 40 acre estate in the heart of Kinsale, the Gourmet Capital of Ireland comes with its own award-winning chef, magnificent south-facing walled gardens and surrounding woodlands offering stunning photo opportunities. It also boasts an outdoor entertainment patio, croquet lawn, playground, picnic lawn and a stream and pond for those romantic strolls.gvThe Garryvoe Hotel, Ballycotton Bay, Co. CorkGuest capacity 300 | garryvoehotel.comThe charming Garryvoe Hotel can be found on the picture perfect shores of Ballycotton Bay. Their blue flag sandy beach is ideal for couples looking for a seaside setting with ample picture opportunities. Inspired by the Hollywood glamour of the 1930s, their purpose built Garryvoe Hotel Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests and boasts soaring high ceilings, sparkling cut-crystal chandeliers (that become colourful LED displays when it’s time for dancing) and ornate oversized mirrors, all bathed in natural light.Joanne & EddieMaryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas, Co. CorkGuest capacity 300 | Prices start from €59.00 | maryborough.comMaryborough is a beautifully renovated 18th century house offering a rustic and charming wedding experience. Tucked away in the leafy Cork suburbs, it offers a stunning country setting just minutes from the city centre. Their private Dome is the perfect spot for a drinks reception, where up to 250 guests can sip champagne & cocktails in the surrounds of 300 year old listed gardens. Wedding parties can then retreat to Sherrard Suite for a night of fine dining and dancing in the moodlit ballroom, with wedding parties as small as 80 or as large as 300 catered for.See: A Maryborough Marquee Real Wedding by Rory O’Toole Photography | Photo by Rory O’ Toole PhotographymacroomnewCastle Hotel Macroom, Co. CorkGuest capacity 140 | Prices start from €45.00 | castlehotel.ieThis Four Star boutique style castle offers couples the ultimate romantic wedding experience complete with red carpet entrance and candlelit hallways to add to your castle experience.  The elegantly designed Ardilaun Suite offers modern touches in a historic setting and has a seating capacity of up to 140 people with self contained bar and restrooms. It is just 30 minutes drive from idyllic Gougane Barra where the magical St Finbar’s Church is perched on the River Lee.

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rochestownRochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown Road, Co. CorkGuest capacity 60-400 | Prices start from €45.00 | rochestownpark.comWhether you are planning a grand event or something small and intimate, the team at Rochestown Park Hotel will be on hand to take care of absolutely everything. Situated close to Cork airport, it is perfect for destination weddings and caters for small intimate weddings or large and lavish, up to 400 guests. If you’re looking to tie the knot onsite, their Maple ceremony room which is flooded with lots of natural light, is the perfect spot for an intimate civil ceremony, catering for up to 80 guests.marThe Maritime Hotel & Suites, Bantry, Co. CorkGuest capacity 270 | Prices start from €45.00 | themaritime.ieElegant décor, excellent service and breathtaking views over the Atlantic combine to make The Maritime Hotel a worthy wedding choice in West Cork. The spacious Windward Suite with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Bantry’s bay, can accommodate up to 250 guests while the elegant Windward Suite is ideal for the smaller occasion. Brides can look forward to using the luxurious Bridal Suite – it’s dramatic, panoramic views of the waterfront are sure to impress as are their state-of-the-art leisure facilities.raddbluRaidsson Blu Hotel & Spa, Little Island, Co. CorkGuest capacity 450 | Prices start from €40.00 | radissonblu.ieWhether you hope to have a civil ceremony, an intimate wedding party for as little as 10 or a large scale reception for as many as 450,the dedicated team at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa will help you create the perfect ambience. Choose between the romantic Ditchley House, an onsite Victorian building dating back to the 18th century with stunning architecture and an impressive sweeping staircase situated in front of picturesque croquet lawns, or the more spacious Grand Island Ballroom which features a light strip in the floor creating a beautiful ‘aisle’, dance floor and bar facilities.

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celtic-rossThe Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. CorkGuest capacity 280 | Prices start from €45.00 | celticrosshotel.comThe Celtic Ross Hotel which overlooks Rosscarbery Bay would be a romantic setting for your wedding reception or civil ceremony. Choose between a lavish night of dinner and dancing in the bright and fresh Ardagh Suite or avail of the more intimate Warren Suite, which boasts panoramic views over Rosscarbery Bay from its fabulous location atop the hotel’s Round Tower. The hotel’s White Flag award winning Leisure Club and Holistic Suite are sure to be a hit with guests.kinsale4Carlton House Kinsale, Co. CorkGuest capacity 200 | Prices start from €40.00 | carltonkinsalehotel.comIf you’re looking for a magical entrance for you big day, the winding, enchanting woodland that leads to the lobby of the luxurious Carton Hotel Kinsale could tick the box. Nestled within 90 acres of mature wooded parkland, the hotel is perched in the heart of Kinsale, renowned for its fine food and rugged scenery. The Rathmore Banqueting Suite offers unspoilt views over Oysterhaven Bay and caters for just one wedding per day. Guests can look forward to trying out treatments at the hotels luxurious C Spa, the first in Kinsale.B 2141Fota Island Resort, Co. CorkGuest capacity 300 | fotaisland.ieNestled at the heart of a tranquil island, Fota Island Resort’s breathtaking coastal scenery and leafy woodlands provide a picturesque setting for your big day. If you’re after a country house feel, the beautiful stone Clubhouse caters for up to 120 guests and has beautiful views overlooking the Fota Island golf courses. Alternatively, up to 300 guests can be accommodated for in the elegantly designed Smith-Barry Suite. It also boasts a private terrace for al fresco drinks, championship golf courses, a stylish spa and luxurious residential lodges for guests looking for a rustic accommodation choice.silversprngsThe Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Co. CorkGuest capacity 450 | Prices start from €48.00 | silverspringsmoran.ieThe Silver Springs Moran Hotel is located just 5 minutes from Cork city centre. Be it an on-site civil ceremony, a lavish reception in one of their two elegant ballrooms – The Regency Suite and The Harbour View Suite – or an al fresco celebration, the hotel’s dedicated wedding coordinator is on hand to work closely with you from the outset, and will cater for your wedding with flair and attention to detail to ensure it’s a truly memorable event.

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imperialThe Imperial Hotel & Escape Salon and Spa, South Mall, Co. CorkGuest capacity 200 | Prices start from €49.00 | flynnhotels.ieIdeally located in the heart of Cork city, The Four Star Imperial Hotel is a little oasis of calm amid the bustling shopping district. Old-world charm combines with contemporary luxury to provide couples with an opulent setting for their special day, all in a most central location. Their elegant ballroom has an adjacent outdoor roof top terrace offering city views. Their luxurious Escape spa have a wonderful choice of treatments and are the perfect treat for guests looking to indulge themselves.The BayviewThe Bayview Hotel, Ballycotton, Co. Corkthebayviewhotel.comIf you’re looking for a pretty coastal location that’s exclusively yours for your wedding celebrations, the Bayview Hotel overlooking Ballycotton Bay could be right for you. With its stunning location and lush gardens that lead down to a small rocky cove, it is the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. The Bayview prides themselves on their imaginative menus and their delightful garden terrace is the ideal spot for pre-dinner drinks or a hot toddy as the night unfolds.casey'sCasey’s of Baltimore, Co. CorkGuest capacity 120 | Prices start from €39.00 | caseysofbaltimore.comSituated in the sea-side village of Baltimore, West Cork, this quaint hotel caters for wedding parties for up to 120 guests. Full of rustic touches from wooden beams to stone walls, this family run hotel has many years of planning experience behind them to ensure you can enjoy your day to the full. Guests will be spoilt for accommodation choice with hotel rooms, cute cottages for two or more spacious Baltimore townhouses to choose from.

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