Back to search

Eccles Hotel & Spa

Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, West Cork
Reviews (9) 5/5
Prices from
Most Popular Price
  • Info
  • Reviews

Steeped in rich history, timeless romance, and framed by the beautiful Bantry Bay, Eccles Hotel & Spa is an elegant venue that will ensure that your wedding is an occasion to remember.

Eccles Hotel & Spa can welcome up to 250 guests, and we are on hand to organise everything from flowers to fizz, music to menus, all in the magnificent setting of our Glengarriff Bay suite, overlooking the harbour and the stunning Bay beyond.

We can style the venue for you to echo its historic charm in a beautiful vintage theme with retro décor and an atmosphere that captures the good old days. Or we can keep things classic with timeless style and effortless sophistication. It’s up to you!

At Eccles Hotel, everyone is dedicated to creating the perfect day for you. From your first enquiry to when the final guest departs and everything in between, Marie Dooley, our expert wedding co-ordinator, is there to ensure that your special day runs smoothly. Marie was recently awarded Wedding Co-Ordinator of the Year 2023 – Cork at the Brides of Munster Wedding Awards which is a testament to her talent and dedication to making each couple's wedding day a truly unforgettable experience.

The Eccles Hotel’s delicious wedding menu options, consisting of locally sourced food from West Cork artisan food producers, are tailored to suit your tastes and budget. 

The Eccles’ bridal suite 'The Yeats Suite' is complementary on your wedding night as part of a package. It’s also the ideal location for bridal party preparations on the morning of your wedding. On the first morning of the rest of your lives enjoy complimentary breakfast on your room’s private terrace while re-living the day that was.

At Eccles Hotel, you’ll feel like you’re a world away. There’s so much to see and do in this beautiful part of West Cork. Take advantage of our stunning location in Glengarriff on the Beara Peninsula, a place of total serenity, which means all the more time and space for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Eccles Hotel and making your wedding day feel truly timeless.

Have a look at our Wedding Brochure for more information.


9 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Laura and Kevin
Added 24th Feb 2023
Wedding 17th Jun 2022
From when we first went to see the venue to the days following our wedding, the welcome and attention to detail we got was second to none. Marie, the wedding coordinator, is so helpful and creative. All of her suggestions were brilliant and she was always at the other end of the phone to answer any questions or help solve any problems. On the day, everything ran like clockwork. Our guests commented on how efficient the service was, especially when it came to the meal. We had a number of children at the wedding and all the staff were so kind to them and interacted with them throughout the day. We honestly can't speak highly enough of all the staff. From the waiters, bar tenders, cleaners and receptionists, everyone was so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. A special mention to Mario and Adrian who made sure we had everything we needed all night. The food was excellent and the portions were very generous. Marie and Eddie were able to accommodate all the dietary requirements and were very flexible in helping us to create a menu we loved. The venue itself has been recently renovated and while everything feels fresh and new, it still has a beautiful classic and vintage feel. The views are amazing and we were lucky to have nice weather so we could have our drinks reception on the balcony. We also enjoyed being out on the balcony throughout the evening. The bridal suite is amazing and all our guests were delighted with the quality of their rooms. We would highly recommend Eccles as a wedding venue and we would like to thank all the staff for helping create an amazing experience.
Added 24th Feb 2023
Wedding 13th May 2022
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Eccles Hotel. Excellent staff. Well run hotel. Lovely setting. Great atmosphere and attitude. I am so glad I chose there.
Larry Dunne & Catriona O'Shea
Added 2nd Oct 2019
Wedding 3rd Aug 2019
We celebrated our wedding at the beautiful Eccles Hotel Glengarriff, Co. Cork on Saturday the 3rd of August. To say that we were treated like king and queen would be an understatement. From the first day we visited to inquire about holding our wedding there, to our check out after our special day we wanted for nothing. Our wedding coordinator, Rose, is meticulous in everything she does and left no stone unturned for us. Her attention to detail made the wedding look amazing and the feed back from all our guests has been nothing but complementary. All the reception, kitchen and bar staff, led by Sandra, Michael and Adrian were excellent throughout our stay and Chief Eddie, provided us with state of the art food. Even though our morning was wet nothing could put a damper on the amazing ocean and rugged views that surround this hotel. We would highly recommend the Eccles Hotel as a wedding venue and look forward to returning for mini breaks for many years to come! Thanks to all at the Eccles Hotel from Catriona and Larry.
Aileen Chiechi
Added 3rd Aug 2019
Wedding 20th Jun 2019
We celebrated our wedding in the Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff on 20th June 2019. To say we made the right decision is an understatement. Everything was magical from start to finish-all we have heard from our guests since is how gorgeous the setting was for our special day! From the minute that we viewed the hotel, we knew this was where we had to have our wedding. We walked into the foyer and were immediately transported back in time to a world of vintage elegance-fresh and new, yet retaining such character we knew it was something special. We met Rose, our wedding coordinator and she was the nicest, most accommodating person we had met with in all our venue viewings. She showed us around and went through everything with us and once she showed us how beautifully she would decorate and coordinate the room for our wedding, we were sold! She is so incredibly creative and gifted at what she does-every vision I had for the wedding was enhanced and perfected by Rose. We had nothing to worry about-she had the entire room made up to perfection with vintage paraphernalia that gave us the feeling that we were celebrating in an old world of elegant luxury. The year leading up to the wedding was seamless-any time I needed help, someone was there to give us whatever we needed. Be it Rose, Sandra, Michael or Patrick, everyone absolutely bent over backwards for us the entire time right up to the day of the wedding. Sandra, our reservations correspondent, bent over backwards to help us figure out accommodation for guests coming from abroad, and through multiple phone calls she was nothing but gracious and lovely through our awkward requests and made sure we were sorted on the day. The day of the wedding was nothing short of perfection. The bridal party got ready in the Yeats Suite which is the most beautiful room I've ever seen, while the grooms party got ready in another room in a different part of the hotel-so that we wouldn't see one another! We were brought up the most beautiful breakfast to the Yeats suite, enough to feed an army. Patrick could not have done any more for us, he was at our beckon call throughout the entire day for whatever we needed. The hairstylist and makeup artist even commented on Patrick, saying that in all the weddings they had done, they had never seen someone so attentive without being overbearing. The venue on the day was magnificent. Rose had every detail perfect, from the centerpieces to the table plan and everything in between. The little touches made a huge difference. And then, THE FOOD. The food was very important to us as this is what everyone says they remember most from every wedding, so when I say the food was amazing I don't just mean by wedding standards. The chef is nothing short of a culinary genius. Every mouthful was heavenly, we had plenty of food to feed everyone and there was no compromise on the quality of food due to quantity. We felt like we got to treat all of our close friends and family to a gourmet meal. The food was so gorgeous that family members of mine have since travelled back just to have lunch there! Everything was handmade and a lot of it grown on-site by the chef himself. He included homemade white aero with pine in the dessert of apple tarte- these touches really made it personal and unusual. I can't recommend The Eccles hotel enough, not just for the setting but for the people too. It was truly a perfect day, one we will never forget!
Brid Hurley & Bill Enright
Added 23rd Oct 2019
Wedding 26th Apr 2019
Nearly 6 months ago we celebrated our wedding day at the beautiful Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff, West Cork. Even though storm Hannah was a guest at our wedding, it didn't ruin the wonderful atmosphere and quality of food and service in the Eccles that day. We are so happy we celebrated our special day at the Eccles Hotel and to have this beautiful Hotel on our doorstep. I can't thank Rose and all the gang enough for making our day so special and making our weekend so perfect. There really is no place like home.
Laura Duggan
Added 30th Sep 2019
Wedding 12th Apr 2019
I can honestly give 5 stars to the Eccles for going above and beyond to give us the perfect wedding celebration. The service was outstanding and the venue and setting were just breathtaking. The team at the Eccles made us feel so welcome and treated us like VIPs. From the food which was delicious, to the service to the venue itself I can't praise the team at the Eccles highly enough. Thank you so so much to Rose and to all the team for helping us to celebrate the best day of our lives!!! We had our wedding reception in the beautiful Eccles hotel in April 2019 and from the first day that we entered the hotel to day we left after our wedding our experience was just fantastic. From the moment we met her Rose, the Eccles Wedding Coordinator, was just outstanding. She was so open and friendly and she made us feel so at ease. She has a wealth of experience and we 100% trusted her to make sure that everything ran smoothly on the day. She more than exceeded our expectations. From the outset she listened to our ideas and really got a sense of what we were going for. I was hoping for a vintage style wedding and she really went above and beyond in styling the venue to suit our ideas. She even added subtle but stunning touches that I hadn't thought of. Throughout the whole planning period she was so accommodating and responsive to my emails no matter how frantic or unorganised I was. She had great advice and I really appreciated her support and professionalism. It was such a comfort to have her there on the day knowing that everything would (and did!) go to plan. The venue itself is just gorgeous. It's Victorian facade is just stunning and they beautifully restored the interior so it has a real old world feel while at the same time doesn't compromise on comfort. My family and the rest of the bridal party stayed there the night before as the night of and everyone was thrilled with their rooms. They had all recently been redecorated and the bathrooms remodelled so there was the perfect balance of an old world feel with modern comforts. My bridal party and I got ready in the bridal suite ( the Yeats Room). It was so bright and comfortable wit beautiful views over the bay in Glengarriff, it was the perfect location to get ready. We ordered a champagne breakfast to the room and the staff were fantastic, so efficient and couldn't do enough for us. We really felt looked after. And now for the food! I still have people talking to me about how fantastic the meal was 6 months later, it was delicious! We had a goats cheese tartlet to start, so simple but absolutely mouth watering, a soup course followed and then we had our main which was a choice of feather blade beef which was melt in your mouth or salmon with a butter sauce. There was a selection of deserts to follow with something for everyone. We had a few guests with specific dietary requirements but there was absolutely no problem in accommodating them and they had plenty of choice to suit their needs. The wine was flowing which was great. I cant remember which wine we chose but I can tell you that everyone seemed to like it and it complimented the food perfectly. I had a number of fussy and hard to please eaters as guests and I can say hand on heart they all enjoyed the food! We danced the night away and banquet room was the perfect size to accommodate our 200 guests. The bar was in the same room a the dance floor so it kept everyone together which was great. The banquet room also looked out over the bay and as the light darkened out side it really created a lovely atmosphere in the room. We danced the night away into the early morning and didn't want the night to end!!!
Georgie and Aaron
Added 22nd Dec 2018
Wedding 27th Oct 2018
We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding venue. We had guests arriving from all over the world and the Eccles was the most hospitable hotel you could ask for. We felt so lucky to find them. The staff were ultra friendly and the wedding day itself ran like clockwork. Smoothly, easily and amazingly-Rose had it all organised and was so helpful and kind, along with all the staff. Oh and Eddie the chef-what a talent-the food was utterly delicious! All the guests commented on what a fabulous time they had at the Eccles which makes Aaron and I so happy. Thankyou so so much Eccles Hotel.
Aisling Browne
Added 6th Jan 2019
Wedding 18th Aug 2018
I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding and have complete confidence to recommend the Eccles to any couple looking for a venue in west cork. The hotel history and charm adds to the whole event , while the food and staff was complimented by all our guests - we had over 160 on the day and it was restaurant quality. As an added bonus glengarriff is particularly stunning and my guests took advantage of exploring garnish island and some of the many other tourist attractions the next day. It was a fairytale weekend in a dream location. I wish every other couple the same beautiful experience as us.
Máire and Shane
Added 19th Dec 2018
Wedding 12th May 2018
My wedding should have happened on the 12th of May but had to postpone as my brother in law was diagnosed with leukaemia I rebooked it for 29th September and had to postpone 4 weeks to go as he got a terminal diagnosis everything changed for him over night. I am still to have my wedding in the Eccles Hotel in the not too distant future and they have been amazing to us during a very difficult time. I can't recommend them enough for their support and understanding so far.
Show more reviews
Please share your experience

Tell us about your experience with this venue.

Write a review

Contact Information

Request Pricing Eccles Hotel Wedding Brochure
Call us now
Marie Dooley
Visit our website
Find us on Google Maps
Add to favourites