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Fernhill House Hotel

Clonakilty, Cork
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“Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens… the most magical of luxury wedding venues in West Cork”

Magical West Cork Weddings

Fernhill House Hotel is a unique boutique hotel set on 4 acres of beautiful gardens in Clonakilty. What makes Fernhill House Hotel so special and the leading wedding venue in West Cork are the hidden gems – our Gardens are breathtaking, our bedrooms are lavish & luxurious and our food from our award winning chef is fantastic.

Fabulous Marquee Reception
A unique feature of the hotel is a permanent marquee, which is located in the beautiful gardens, elegantly decorated and perfect for your pre dinner drinks reception. It offers room for 150 guests to sit or 250 to stand.

Gorgeous New Bedrooms
Fernhill House Hotel is a stunning destination to have your wedding reception with 27 beautifully designed bedrooms and a gorgeous unique bridal suite which have all been newly built or refurbished in the past few years to ensure your guests enjoyment.

Beautiful Banqueting Hall
Our Banqueting hall, which is flooded with natural daylight and overlooks the hills of West Cork is beautifully laid out and can cater for up to 280 guests but also retains intimacy for smaller gatherings. We also have our lovely maple room for that special intimate wedding banquet.

Amazing Landscaped Gardens
Our newly landscaped gardens boasts stunning backdrops like a rose garden, gazebo and captivating water features. Our gardens allow you the opportunity to take some amazing photos in beautiful surroundings whilst still enjoying your special day with your guests.

Ideal Civil Ceremony and Blessing Venue
We have a wide range of rooms available for your special ceremony and a huge amount of experience of civil ceremonies and blessings making Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens the ideal location. Our unique feature has to be our gardens where you can have your ceremony in our fabulous marquee or outdoor blessing area with the West Cork countryside and our 12 foot fountain as a backdrop for that memorable ceremony.

Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens is a boutique wedding venue in Cork servicing weddings throughout the local area including Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford.

Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens is a unique hotel that has been part of the wedding industry for many years specialising in magical luxury weddings.

Reviews

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From the minute we walked into Fernhill we knew it was the hotel for us. The gardens alone wok it for us but the friendliness of all the stop and the fact that it is run by a family really appealed to us. The day ran seemlessly with everyone enjoying the day and saying how amazing the food was. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to get married.
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Alison a chara, Michael Jnr here, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family here at Fernhill. You are very kind to take the time out of your newly married life to share this lovely review about your wedding. It was our pleasure to host your family and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill Jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens.
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Amazing venue, staff, food & all for the best value any couple could wish for, highly recommend Fernhill for any event. Outstanding
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Jane a chara, My name is Michael Jnr and I am one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family here at Fernhill. Thank you very much for your lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write it. It was our pleasure to host your wedding. Thank you again and we will be delighted to welcome you back to Fernhill again in the future. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill Jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens.
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Brilliant venue, incredible food and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere provided for all guests
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All the staff at Fernhill house went above and beyond to help especially Ann and Neil. We had a magical day and knew we didn’t have to worry about a thing as Ann and Neil made sure everything ran smoothly. And the Food was outstanding the meal was beautiful all our guest keep commenting on how beautiful the meal was. You just CAN’T beat Fernhill in our books.
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Valerie a chara, My name is Michael Jnr and I am one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family here at Fernhill. I passed on your comments to Ann, Neil & the team and they were all delighted to read them. Thank you sincerely for sharing them. We place a huge emphasis on our food so it was lovely to hear that you got great feedback from your guests. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill Jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens.
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Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens is an amazing venue. The beautiful gardens, marquee & quaint welcoming house / reception areas are perfect for an exclusive wedding. It is run to impeccable standards by the O'Neill family & all their staff. They were a pleasure to deal with from day 1 to the day after our wedding. Our guests were blown away by their service. Could not fault the hotel / management in the slightest! No hesitation in recommending Fernhill for a wedding / celebration venue.
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Triona & Dave a chairde. MIchael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family at Fernhill. Thank you sincerely for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is brilliant to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the day. Especially that your guests were 'blown away by the service.' Thank you again and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill Jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens.
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We got married here in August and could not have picked a better place. The O'Neil family and all their staff were just amazing. The food was absolutely fantastic. Our guest still talk about it to this day. Highly recommend this hotel to future couples.You won't be disappointed.
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There isn’t one thing I could fault about either the lead up or our wedding day itself. Nothing was ever too much to ask the team at Fernhill, and they did everything possible to ensure that our day went exactly the way we wanted it too. The food was amazing, as was the service and attention to detail. Everything about the day was so relaxed, exactly as we had wished for, and if we could do it all over again we would!
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Fiona a chara, Michael Jnr here, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family here at Fernhill. It was our pleasure to host you and your lovely families big day. We were delighted that everything went well. If we could do it all over again we would too! Thank you again for sharing your comments and best regards to the family. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill Jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens.
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An amazing venue run by amazing people! Would highly recommend
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A chara, My name is Michael Jnr and I am one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family here at Fernhill. Thank you very much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. Weddings are always a really great occasion and I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. We are very lucky to have such a great team here in Clonakilty and I will ensure to pass on your comments. Thank you and we will be delighted to welcome you back to Fernhill again in the future. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill Jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens.
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This was the best day of my life so far. :) And personnel of Fernhill made it happen. Fernhill is amazing location with beautiful garden, whuch is the base of successful wedding photos.Thanks to our coordinator Ann preparations for the day and the day itself went very smoothly. We had a great dinner and tasty evening snacks. Big thanks for the magical day.
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Hello Daria. Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family at Fernhill. Thank you sincerely for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is so lovely to hear that you had a magical day. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you the very best for your married lives together and we hope to see you at Fernhill again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill Jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens.
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From the first meeting with Neil right through to the day itself, all of the team at the Fernhill House Hotel in Clonakilty played such a big part in making our wedding day such a fantastic, relaxed day. From the setting itself, to the fantastic food, to the great service, we are so glad we chose to have our wedding reception there. At our menu tasting we started having second thoughts about one choice...they really took our feedback on board and insisted we try other options-we were delighted with this and loved that Dish on the day! Highly recommend Fernhill House Hotel as a wedding venue!
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A chairde Michael Jnr here, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family here at Fernhill. Wow, what lovely comments. Especially that Fernhill 'played such a big part in making our wedding day such a fantastic, relaxed day' It was a privilege and an honour to host your big day and we wish you every bit of happiness for your future together. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens.
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Professional from start to finish. We enjoyed every second of our day in the knowledge that everything would run smoothly in the hands of the staff at fernhill. Food was excellent, venue was beautiful and bridal suite is luxury. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Their wedding co-ordinator, Ann was fantastic and no request made was too big or too small.
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We were recently married and had our wedding reception in Fernhill House Hotel. The service we received was absolutely outstanding. The O’Neill Family and all staff were very professional and fantastic to deal with from the moment we booked. Their attention to detail was second to none. We received fantastic advice and tips from Ann, the wedding co-ordinator, and all the O’Neills. On the day itself, the venue looked simply stunning, with no detail overlooked. The welcome we received in Fernhill on the day was so lovely. Our meal was simply sublime from start to finish. All our guests were talking about the quality of the food and the service they received. All dietary needs were catered for without any fuss or compromise in quality or choice. The management were present throughout our day to oversee proceeding and to step in to offer assistance at any moment. I couldn’t recommend Fernhill any higher-once you select it as your wedding venue you won’t have to worry about another detail!
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I would definitely recommend fernhill house hotel as a wedding venue. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious, the staff and management were absolutely fantastic and were more than helpful in helping us organise the wedding and on our wedding day. I lost count of the compliments we received on our choice of venue.
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I had my wedding here on the 1st December 2017. It was absolutely amazing - the food was delicious, the Christmas decorations were beautiful and the reception we received from the O'Neill family was second to none. The best decision I made for my wedding was to book this as my venue. Thanks again
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Fernhill was a great placec to have our wedding. Everything about the place, down to the staff, the food everything was excellent and great value. Highly recommend Fernhill house as a venue to get married
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From the day we booked all our requirements were dealt with, Caroline and the o Neill family gave us great advice with ideas for our civil ceremony and meal, Our day went stress free from cermony to an outstanding drinks reception with fabulous finger food . The main reception was held in the dining room, where all stops were pulled out to accommodate our intimate day. The meal and service was so excellent every guest (85) complimented on it . We would sincerly thank Caroline , the O Neill family and staff, for making our day A DAY TO REMBER
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The wedding team at FernHill Hotel Clonakilty are excellent,extremely accommodating in every aspect of our wedding would recommend to any one!
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Had our wedding reception here on the.21st October 2017. I can't fault one thing. From the moment we booked our wedding everything was so easy and nothing was too much trouble. Our wedding day still gives me goosebumps and we are so proud to have everyone compliment our day thanks to the level of professionalism from the hotel staff. The function room was breath taking. Bridal suite stunning. The food out of this world. I honestly can't find one negative thing to say. We also had our second day here. We had a BBQ in the marquee followed by band and dj. Again amazing! What I loved is that its a family run hotel and by the time you leave after your wedding you almost feel like you have known them years. Thank you so much fernhill for making our day one we will always remember and cherish.
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From planning, to food tasting, to cooperation and flexibility the staff and management at Fernhill were terrific. Just really lovely and accomodating professionals, taking the stress out of the day and turning it into the celebration it should be
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When we walked into fernhill we were hit with a cosy fire and a very warm reception. We met with Neil who was so helpful nothing was to much trouble. We knew this was the spot for us..... all the planning was made so easy as fernhill recommended suppliers and they were just as pleasant to work with. The wedding fair is a must.The marque was incredible for the drinks reception,the spin down on the golf cart is a great hit. All our guests were well looked after the food and sevice was fabulous on the day. We were treated like VIPS all day and it ran perfectly. Most perfect day of my life..I would happily do it all again ????
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This hotel absolutely know how to put on a wedding! We got married the weekend of storm Ophelia so needless to say it was a washout! We had our ceremony in the marquee and had planned on utilising outside for our drinks reception but because of the weather we had to keep everyone indoors. The way the staff dealt with the situation was nothing short of amazing. They managed to transform the room from a ceremony set up to a drinks set up in a matter of minutes! Their friendliness and flexibility was the reason we chose this venue. Let’s just say we had a couple of alternative ideas! But they were open to anything we suggested and the service, set up and easy manner made for such an incredible day regardless of the weather!! Would highly recommend the Fernhill
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Perfect every step x
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We had our wedding in Fernhill on 30th September. Fernhill is a shining example of West Cork hospitality. Caroline, Michael and Neil could not have done more for us. Everything was perfect from the moment our guests arrived right up until we left the following morning. The food, the surroundings, the set up...honestly we could be here forever listing the virtues of Fernhill. We couldn't recommend them highly enough.
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This hotel is absolutely outstanding nothing is too much for them. Thankfully not a thing went wrong the day of our wedding. Everything was spot on down to the smallest detail.
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could not say enough about the staff at Fernhill they were amazing.nothing was too much to ask the efficiency and friendliness of all the waiters on the day was nothing short of perfection. a very big thank you to Caroline for always saying 'no problem' and for answering my endless questions. it was truly the most perfect day.
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Fernhill house hotel is a fantastic hotel for your wedding. The staff are so friendly and helpful and nothing was a problem for caroline, Neil and Michael. The food was amazing on the day and the service was perfect. The gardens are an added bonus to this hotel. Perfect for photos and drinks reception in the markee. We cannot recommend this hotel enough. Wish we could do it all over again as the day goes too fast.
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From the moment we viewed Fernhill as a potential wedding venue right up until our big day the staff of Fernhill and the wedding coordinator were so professional, helpful and friendly. They couldn't do enough for us, allowing us to have the perfect day. The meal, reception food, service, marquee and beautiful gardens were things guests complimented us on. The party went on until all hours and the owners even dropped some of the guests back to their B&B, so kind of them. The hotel presented my husband and I with surprise engraved bride and groom crystal glasses which we were a lovely keepsake.
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Excellent venue, nothing was an issue, they were very accommodating and made planning our wedding so easy! We loved the day, food was devine, the gardens are spectacular and the service was second to none. Highly recommend this venue!
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the o neill family cound not do enough to acccomidate us for our big day what a wonderfull place but the one thing its got that not many venues have is you are not stuck in the same hall all day the marquee is so beautifull and the taxi ride down to it by mick senior is unique could not ask for a better wedding venue lisa and stephan
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Fernhill were absolutely amazing during the whole process from start to finish when we were planning our wedding. Caroline was so flexible and accommodated all of our requests. We also planned our wedding from Australia and she was very flexible with times for us to skype to discuss the wedding etc. On the day we didn’t have to lift a finger, they were so organised and we had discussed the set up of the whole venue prior. We had our ceremony in the gardens and it was absolutely stunning and picturesque. We had drinks reception in the marquee which was stunning and they accommodated us having our speeches down there too. The reception was held in their function hall and was set up to perfection. The food was absolutely amazing, we decided to pay extra to have the steak option and we were not disappointed, everyone was commenting on how amazing the food was. Their service was fantastic and unfaultable. We were treated as though we were the only ones in the world getting married (and not that they do this every weekend). I could not rate Fernhill high enough, they are amazing!
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From our first visit to Fernhill we knew that we could be confident in our decision to book this as our wedding venue. The venue itself is beautiful with plenty of comfort and photo opportunities. The management and staff were always focused on either planning or hosting our day - nothing was a problem. We were offered a planning questionnaire so that no details were overlooked (which was valuable). We had plenty of opportunity for planning meetings and we had a taster meal. On the day itself we were looked after without fault. Everything we had planned just unfolded seamlessly before us as we went from drinks reception to dinner, to speeches, to dancing, to resident's bar. People say getting married is stressful, but thankfully we can say that we had no stress on the day. We just handed it all over to the Fernhill and enjoyed it. So many of our guests have spoken about how they enjoyed the day, and everybody was raving about the quality of the food and the first class service. We would have no problem recommending the Fernhill House Hotel as a premium wedding venue, where people can be confident about their special day.
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Caroline and the O'Neill family, particularly Michael and Neill were superb to deal with right from our very first meeting with them. Meetings and discussions for organising the room set up were very well organised and would put you at ease knowing the level of detail they go into. The room decor exceeded our expectations. Complimentry Moposa access was very helpful for table plan.The food and service were top clas and all dietary requirements were pro-actively and tastefully catered for. The gardens and marquee were fantastic, they were a great addition to the day. The whole day and night went brilliantly, there isn't anything we would change. Thanks to Michael Snr for joining our sing song later in the night also!
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We highly recommend fernhill house as a wedding venue especially as it was for us for a civil ceremony....the option was there to hold ceremony in the garden or in the marquee ..We chose the marquee which was totally prepared for the day by the hotels owners and the hotels own wedding planner caroline. The venue took our breath away when we saw it on the day from the red carpet lined by candles to the beautiful altar decorated with candles and flowers all provided by the hotel ..The marquee was then turned around in the blink of an eye to the venue for our drinks reception. Our guests enjoyed cocktails and hot canapés there while we had our photographs done in the beautiful designed garden. Dinner was then served "westcork" style in the main hotel and by that I mean abundant servings of beautiful fresh local products...what then followed was a night of danceing late into the night only broken by the arrival of "fish &chips"around 11 pm to keep us going..i cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. It is easy to see that it is a family run hotel as you ar treated just like family the whole way through with also the use of the hotel own wedding planner at the end if the phone should you need her. I want to take this opportunity to thank the staff for making our special day so effortless..best wishes violet &.denis x
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Had a very special day at Fernhill for our wedding. Great experience and found the team there very friendly and helpful. Everything was taken care of on the day which left us worry free, lovely set up and the food is amazing. Owners greeted us and were very hands on over the evening making sure everything was in order. Great venue and lovely gardens/ marquee and views. Would recomend to anyone as have no regrets choosing Fernhill. Bedrooms were lovely and guests were very impressed with the hotel, food and staff! A great wedding venue
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We had our reception in beautiful Fernhill House Hotel on 28th April 2017. Caroline our wedding coordinator was more then helpful in the run up to the big day & as for the O'Neill family, they treated us like royalty from start to finish. We chose this venue because of its beautiful, unique setting, warm & welcoming atmosphere, beautiful menu options & the fact that it's family owned and it shows. The food was second to none & we had such an amazing choice it was hard to finally settle on our menu as all dishes were exquisite. We can't recommend Fernhill highly enough & we just wish we could have our day all over again. Best of luck future couples xxx
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We had an amazing day & the hotel & staff could not have been more helpful. I would recommend Fernhill Hotel to anymore for their wedding big or small.
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Absolutely excellent all round. We had a wonderful day which was made all the better due to the fact that we knew that we didn't have to worry about a thing. Neil, Caroline and the family took care of everything and went above and beyond. We couldn't recommend Fernhill more. The food was also incredible and we got a lot of compliments on this after the wedding.
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Ruth Anna is a fantastic bridal makeup artist. Her artist flare and beautiful personality are well merged to create a wonderful experience for your big day. Having Ruth Anna there the morning off gave an air of positivity and calm. Her presence alone lights up a room. Every member of my bridal party were thrilled with their makeup. She captured their natural beauty's with gorgeous neutral tones. I loved my makeup and how it looked in the photographs. I have recommended Ruth Anna to many people for their big day.
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This venue and staff were amazing and made our wedding day so incredible special. Would highly recommend fernhill to anyone looking for a beautiful venue. food was amazing staff were incredible. location is beautiful.
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We found Fernhill House Hotel Clonakilty absolutely fantastic, All staff were amazing so helpful and accommodating. All of our guests complimented the food which was delicious and how pleasant the staff were. We would definitely recommend the hotel.
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We were so happy that we choose Fernhill House Hotel for our Wedding. The food was amazing , venue was perfect and the staff were so professional yet gave a very personal service .
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We were so lucky to have had our wedding in Fernhill. It was such an amazing day with the ceremony outside in the sun, drinks in the marquee and meal in the function room. We have had so many comments on the beautiful venue from our guests and one or two are now even considering booking it themselves! Caroline and Neil were incredibly helpful and positive from the moment we met them and were extremely flexible. The staff on the day set out all our little decorations in the most professional way, and Michael the owner ferried guests around in his golf cart! The food was of a very high standard - not your typical 'wedding food' at all! We stayed up playing music and having fun in the residents bar until the early hours of the morning and the bar staff were very patient with us. Our only wish is that we could go back and relive the day all over again!
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We cannot thank Caroline, Neil and Fernhill house enough for everything they did for us during the lead-up and on our wedding day in August. Everything was perfect from start to finish, we were lucky enough to get the weather for an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful gardens, drinks reception for our guests in the marquee and meal in the hotel - everything was set up perfectly, the staff were fantastic - we didn't have to lift a finger all day- everything was just done! Caroline was great to deal with in the year leading up to the wedding and on the day itself. And the food was amazing! Our guests all had a fantastic day and night and I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful West Cork venue! Thank you Fernhill xxx
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Hotel,gardens and food were amazing. Quality of service we found to be lacking however,as communication levels between staff members and between staff and us were low and crucially,they did not follow through on certain things we were promised and offered no apologies for not doing so. Such a shame as it would have been the perfect 5star wedding had they kept their promises. :-(
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Our wedding reception in Fernhill House hotel was truely amazing. From start to finish all our needs were catered for. While they could not control the weather and even though the rain was torrential the hotel were still fantastic and the rain certainly did not dampen our experience. They cracked a bottle of champers when we arrived, when we cut the cake and had a bottle chilled for us in the bridal suite. The food was fine dining at its best. All in all I can't praise this hotel enough. Thanks to all the staff.
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Very many of our guests said that it was the Best hotel wedding they had ever experienced in all the weddings they had attended. Right through from the drinks reception in the fabulous marquee to the exquisite meal and the unique supper food the quality was outstanding. The attention to detail by Caroline, Niall and Michael was exceptional. We highly recommend Fernhill House Hotel.
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Attended wedding as guests. Had a wonderful day. Staff attended to everything in a professional and relaxed manner. Service was excellent and setting beautiful. Would certainly recommend it to others.
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From day one dealing with all the team in fernhill was fantastic. Lynn and I could not have been more pleased with the level of service and expertise afforded to us by each and every member of staff in Fernhill. We really had no worries leading up to and on our big day. Everything was taken care of down to the smallest details. I can't recommend Fernhill enough. Their professionalism, customer service and general demeanour is a credit to the O'Neill's and each and every staff member employed by them. Thanks for making our big day so special and our build up so hassle free. Richard & Lynn Scally
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My husband and I got married at Fernhill on the 15-07-16, we cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful venue. Caroline the wedding co-ordinator is extremely helpful and very friendly and approachable. I had massive insane ideas for decor and I could of went a little ott but seeing the set up fernhill provide for your special day brought me back down to earth. The staff and owners couldn't be nicer. The food and atmosphere is superb and because you have the venue booked for you and your guests the day is all your own and you forget completely that you are in cork, let alone Ireland! It's like a mini holiday. We had a humanist ceremony and everything was very personal and the room was decorated beautifully. I highly recommend fernhill house. I wish them all the best for what I know will be a fantastic future. Amy & Eddie
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I can't recommend Fernhill House Hotel highly enough. We had our ceremony and reception in the hotel. The staff were extremely friendly and professional. The gardens and rooms were beautiful. Having had our special day there I can't imagine anywhere else that would have been as memorable. Thank you
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We got married here in July 2016 and I cannot speak highly enough of this venue. The welcome we received on our first viewing of the venue from Caroline won us over and the pre-wedding communication and organisation was A+ without any stress. The staff could not have been more accommodating and professional and went over and above their call of duty in so many ways; things you just would not get in another hotel i.e. using their own cars to transports guests from the hotel to the marquee because of the rain, the owner giving us a few bars in the residents lounge at 4am! Their friendliness, alertness and efficiency made our day run seamlessly well. Next, the food! Wow! The presentation, the choice, the quality and the abundance meant each and every guest was catered for and staff accommodated many dietary requirements with no fuss. Lastly the venue was pristine. There was not a leaf out of place in the gardens, the flowers and colours are the perfect setting for photos and the marquee and dining room were stunning. Could go on with positives forever but to sum up I would not have changed a single thing about the day. Fantastic from start to finish! Thanks to the O'Neills and their crew at Fernhill for a day we will never forget!
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We had a magical wedding at Fernhill. The food had the guest in raptures and the West Cork air was a treat for all the foreign guests. A real homely feel compared to the city venues and much better value for your euros.
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Absolutely fantastic wedding hotel. Beautiful setting, food is amazing & management & staff are all lovely to deal with. We are delighted we choose Fernhill for our wedding.
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The team at Fernhill did an outstanding job for our wedding reception, the service we received was excellent and the food was outstanding. The staff provided excellent service both prior to and on our wedding day and we were very happy with how the whole day went.
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From start to finish everything about Fernhill house hotel and gardens was exceptional. The staff were amazing all the way through. They are so well organised and professional. Caroline was our wedding coordinator and she is amazing at what she does. She took care of everything for us. The whole set up was amazing from the beautiful gardens and marquee to the beautiful reception room.The food was outstanding and the menu was amazing.It really is the perfect place to have your wedding day. I would recommend Fernhill house hotel and gardens to everyone.
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Fantastic Day, despite the bad weather, the Hotel Management and Staff made sure it did not impact on our day, they could not have been more helpful, food and service was fantastic.I would reccommend you go and have a look at Fernhill House Hotel before you decide on your venue. Top Class Venue .
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A truly fantastic day. The hotel and gardens were looking immaculate as always. The family run etiquette shone through at all times in the build-up to the big day and made us both feel confident we were in good hands. The marquee for the pre-drinks reception on the beautiful gardens is the icing on the cake and went down extremely well with the guests.The ball room was stunning and the bridal suite and guest rooms were extremely comfortable. We also availed of the marquee for the day after the wedding for a barbecue with many of our family, friends and their children and this was a fitting end to a great weekend in Fernhill House. The service throughout both days was astounding and anything we had requested in the lead up or on the big day itself was not only met but exceeded expectations. We would recommend this hotel to any couple for their special day and can say with utmost confidence they will not be disappointed. Thanks to everyone at Fernhill for an amazing weekend. Richard and Eilish
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Fernhill is an excellent wedding location. The marquee reception set in the beautiful gardens adds something magical to the day. The well-maintained gardens are another alluring feature that provide a stunning background for photos. As many brides know...the meal is key to a great day and Fernhill's menu options along with the quality of food served is second to none. Fernhill offer many extra touches to add to the day-personalised menus, fish&chip shop and coloured lighting to match your theme. For an exceptional service and a unique experience, look no further than Fernhill.
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For us,we couldn't have asked for a better host and venue for our wedding! They made our day so relaxing and they were so helpful throughout the lead up to the wedding. Every guest complimented the food,service and beautiful gardens & marquee. The day went so smoothly and this coud not have been possible without the O Neill family and their years of expertise. We highly recommend this as the top wedding venue in the West Cork area.
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The staff at Fernhill were amazing leading up to and the day of our wedding. They were Friendly, hard working and catered-for all our guests needs. Everyone spoke to me about how much food and drink they got on the day and there was no shortage of it which is always a good sign of a wedding. The drinks reception was beautiful, and all my guests enjoyed it especially the children as they could run around the gardens. Fernhill were easy to work with and found the whole experience a pleasure. On the lead up to the day, we would get emails saying this is what we need to do next ect and it made organising the wedding easier. Also they responded quickly to any queries we had.
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Fantastic venue,really have nothing but good to say about fernhill house hotel.
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Fernhill was a fantastic venue. I am the fourth girl in my family to have chosen it for our wedding reception. The staff are so accommodating and helpful and caroline (the wedding coordinator) is a dream. A number of our guests commented that the meal was the best meal they have ever eaten at a wedding. The gardens are just beautiful for photographs, day or night. Even though it was raining on the day of our wedding, we were still able to take photos in the gardens and neil and Mike very helpfully drove us down in the golf buggy. The bridal suite is also stunning. The service is really second to none. We honestly couldn't recommend Fernhill as a venue highly enough. You don't have to worry about anything if you are going there!
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I cannot praise Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens highly enough. From the moment we first viewed the venue we met with friendliness and professionalism. The wedding coordinator, Caroline is an absolute gem and no query or concern was too small to be dealt with. All our planning and most importantly, the wedding day, moved along seamlessly thanks to the wonderful staff. Every member of the Fernhill team were absolutely outstanding. All our guests were complimenting us on the food, the service and the venue as a whole. They really and truly gave us the most perfect day.
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Absolutely stunning venue. Staff are amazing, food is amazing, gardens are amazing. Cannot fault Fernhill. We had the best day of our lives.
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Myself and my husband Sean got married in this hotel in march 2013. From the second we went to view the hotel we were blown away by it. The location the staff the food absolutely everything was more than perfect. We cannot recommend this hotel enough. The guests that were at our wedding still talk about the food they got at our wedding and what a fantastic day they had. We recommend this hotel to everyone and can never say enough good things about it.
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Fernhill House Hotel was the perfect location for our wedding. The staff were excellent and Caroline made sure that our day was perfect from start to finish. Everything we asked for we got. The venue looked amazing on the day and the meal was absolutely delicious. If we were to do it all again we wouldn't change a thing. Couldn't recommend the venue highly enough it's top class.
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline and the O’Neill family for an absolutely amazing wedding day.After a long search for the perfect venue we stumbled across the Fernhill house hotel while living abroad in New Zealand. We requested a brochure online, not really expecting a response being so far away, however within a week we received one in the post with all the information we needed. We knew straight away that this was where we wanted to have our reception. From the beautiful gardens with the marquee to the fabulously renovated hotel it had everything we wished for. Shortly after arriving home we went to visit the hotel for Sunday lunch. The food was so amazing and the staff were so friendly there really was no doubt for us that this was the perfect hotel. We booked our date as soon as we could. In the run up to the big day Caroline and Theresa were so helpful and really made us feel at ease with all the preparations. From ideas on decorations to the menu nothing was too much trouble. On the day itself we had such an amazing time, the whole day ran so smoothly, we didn’t need to worry about anything. Caroline, Theresa, Michael, Michael jnr and Neill and all the staff looked after us so well you would think we were the only wedding they were hosting all year.We really cannot thank everyone at the Fernhill enough for making our special day so amazing. Everyone keeps talking about the food complementing it and also the service, every table was given such attention and well looked after by all the staff.Having the use of the marquee and gardens for the reception drinks really breaks up the day for the guests and there are plenty of places to go if you want to get away from the reception room while still not being far from all the action. It really is the perfect wedding venue and we only hope that someday we can return for someone else’s wedding to enjoy the whole experience again.We really cannot recommend this hotel enough, it is a three star hotel with five star service, food and accommodation. We look forward to returning some day even just for Sunday lunch.Thank you everyone at the Fernhill House Hotel. You really made our day.
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On behalf of ourselves and our guests, we'd like to extend our sincere thanks to the O'Neill family and Caroline as well as all the staff of Fernhill for making our special day so enjoyable and memorable. The marquee turned out to a wonderful location for guests to 'mix and mingle' and to admire the beautiful gardens. The food was delicious and bountiful. All of the tables were served simultaneously in an efficent and curteous manner by the team. The quality of the meal and service is something we are still hearing about from guests. The fish and chips went down a treat as well with both night guests and those who had previously felt full but are used to visiting a chipper after a long day's drinking. Everyone's needs (including those found wandering the corridors at 7am) were well looked after. It was a pleasure too to relax and ruminate over it all the following morning in the comfortable surrounds of the lounge. If we were to do it all over again we wouldn't even bother to check out another hotel.So thanks again and we hope to be the recipients of invites to many weddings in Fernhill in the future.
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Our wedding was on 1st Oct 2010. We chose Fernhill as our reception venue and it contributed greatly to our wonderful day. We knew from it's great reputation that we were in safe hands. Caroline and Teresa were a great help during the planning stages and on the day itself. We were lucky enough to get to use the marquee for our drinks reception. All the guests were impressed with it as it really kept the crowd together and was something different not available at other hotels. Also the younger guests had loads of room to run around the gardens! Every course of the meal was delicious and the personalised menus, complete with photo, were a lovely touch. The guests are still raving about the food (both quality and quantity!) and they couldn't believe the efficiency of the table service. Military is the only word to describe it!! Many people have told us it was the best meal they ever had at a wedding. Everything to do with the hotel is professional but you also get the very important personal touch. We would like to extend a massive thank you to all the staff for making our day so special. There is not one second we would change.
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Dear all, I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to thank you sincerely for helping make our wedding day so perfect on New Year's Eve. We had a fantastic day. Everything ran so smoothly from start to finish! The help and advice that was given to us by Caroline and Teresa in the run up to the wedding helped make it the fantastic day that it was. Neil was extremely efficient and helpful on the day also! Everyone that I have spoken to since the wedding commented on how beautiful the food was and also the standard of service and Padraig and I couldn't agree more! The personalized menus were a lovely touch as were the beautiful champagne flutes! There is nothing I would change about the day. Thanks again for an outstanding day!! Kind regards,
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A huge thanks for the wonderful job at our wedding!! Everything was amazing and I couldn't have asked for more. People were raving about the food, loads of guests told me it was d best meal they have ever had at a wedding!! The room was beautiful and the reception was perfect! Thanks again for all d work you did and I'm delighted we picked Fernhill as our wedding venue!! Regards
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We were married on 21 August 2010. Our wedding reception was held in Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty. We are currently on honeymoon but have taken time out to acknowledge the truly fantasic job that Teresa and Michael O'Neil did to make our special day so much more than special. Teresa has a keen eye for detail and no request was too much. She helped us enormously both in the preparations and on the day. The service that the O'Neil family and their staff provided was professional, personal and second to none. Our drinks reception was held in the spacious marquee while our photos were taken in the adjoining gardens. This meant that we were alongside our guests at all times. The meal was absolutely magnificent with real West Cork helpings. We received so many compliments afterwards on our choice of venue and meal. The evening food was as top quality as the main meal with a few surprises thrown in. If you want a reception with a difference - choose this hotel. We would recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking for a wedding venue that will make their special day 'memorable' for all the right reasons. This hotel is definitely one of the top wedding venues in Ireland. A sincere thank you to the O'Neil family.
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"We were married on the 20th August 2010. We would like to thank the staff at Fernihll for making our wedding day so special. Teresa and Michael O'Neill and Caroline, fernhill's wedding planner, were so helpful and friendly to us both on the planning of our wedding day and the wedding day itself. No matter what we asked - nothing was too much. We had fabulous weather on the day of our wedding and we availed of the marquee and the beautiful surrounding gardens. Our guests found the marquee amazing as it helped keep everyone together and people are still talking about how lovely the gardens are. We took our wedding photos in the landscaped gardens and they are truly magnificent. The meal we received was truly delicious. The service from the staff was outstanding and guests could not compliment the meal enough for its delicious flavour and taste. For anyone that is looking for a West Cork venue for their wedding, we would strongly recommend Fernhill House Hotel for both quality of service and its uniqueness. Thank you to the O' Neill family for making our day so special."
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Thanks so much to everyone in Fernhill House for making our wedding such an amazing day. We received so many compliments from people on the choice of hotel, the grounds and marquee were stunning and the food was UNBELIEVABLE. Caroline was a great help in organising the wedding and made everything seem easy, no request was too big and no question went unanswered. Michael, Theresa, Neil and all the staff couldn’t have done more to help us enjoy our day and everything was perfect. Words can’t explain what the day meant to us and we really did have the best day of our lives. Thanks again to all the staff at Fernhill...
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We just want to thank you, Theresa, Michael, Neil and staff so much for the wonderful weekend we spent at Fernhill. We had a fantastic wedding day and have received nothing but compliments about the food, service and the hotel since the wedding.   We will, without doubt be returning to the hotel for dinner or hopefully someone elses wedding so we can enjoy the marquee and hotel without the stress of our own day!   Thanks again  
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There aren't enough words to express how amazing, friendly, thoughtful, efficient, professional and generally superb the O'Neil family and all the staff at Fernhill House hotel were on our wedding weekend and for all the months running up to it. We live in the UK and depended heavily on Theresa and Neil to organise our day. They fullfilled all our requests without question. We and our guests were overwhelmed by the amazing food and service. I personally did not have to worry about a single detail on the day. We had a blessing in the marquee in the beautiful gardens which was so romantic and a BBQ and sing-song there the following evening when the food was again superb. Aside from the fantastic food, service and beautiful venue the family atmosphere added to the intimacy and perfection of our day. Thank you so much.
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We would really like to thank the staff at Fernhill House Hotel for makin our Wedding day the most special day of all.  Everything was so well planned down to the smallest detail.  Caroline was so helpful and friendly and really good in helpin us with ideas for our big day.  The gardens and marquee were a perfect place for our guests to relax and enjoy themselves for the drinks reception and they were all still talking about it weeks after the wedding.  Fernhill House Hotel was just the perfect place to have our special day.  The meal was outstanding, everyone was talkin bout it afterwards how much they got and how delicious the food was.  The best meal we've had in a long time.  The weather was perfect for taking photographs in the gardens.  We really did have the best day of our lives so we would like to say a massive thank you to Caroline, Theresa and Michael and all the staff in the hotel for making our day so special.  
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After a long day of visiting hotels, searching for that special wedding venue we arrived at Fernhill House. We were greeted by Teresa the proprietor, with a welcoming smile and served tea and home-made scones. That was it, our minds were made up. !!!!It is those little touches that create the unique family-like warm atmosphere of Fernhill. Teresa seems to present an almost maternal interest in you and your wedding day, and Caroline the wedding co-ordinator is as helpful and warm as that extra bridesmaid! But it is not just the fabulous staff that helped make our day so special. One of my favourite memories of the big day was the drinks reception held in the marquee-another unique feature of the hotel. It is situated in the middle of the beautifully landscaped gardens. Guests mingled and enjoyed a relaxed drinks reception in the beautiful sunshine, (We were blessed!!!!). Meanwhile our photographer was able to get some great snaps in the gardens. We had heard of the great reputation Fernhill has for food and I am glad to say we were not disappointed!!!Guests from the wedding are still talking about the meal that was served up on the day, many saying it was the best meal they ever received at a wedding. There was a great choice when choosing the menu, guests were given plenty, and service and presentation was second to none!!!! I can’t praise Fernhill, Teresa, Caroline and all the staff enough for making our wedding day so very special and memorable. Nothing was too much trouble and they really took the pressure off with all the preparations. The morning after our wedding, I was almost surprised at the buzz around the hotel as they were all busily preparing for that days wedding. The care and attention we were given had us almost convinced that we were the only couple to have ever gotten married in Fernhill!!! And at the end of the day, isn’t that the way that every bride and groom wants to be made feel!! Thank you Fernhill!
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There was never any doubt in our minds that when we got engaged we wanted to have Fernhill House Hotel as our Reception venue. Mike, Theresa, Neil, Caroline and all the Staff in Fernhill made our special day just superb. Every last detail was perfection, and all our guests are still taking about the welcome they received, the marquee, the gardens and especially the food. We can't thank Fernhill enough for making our special day magical and one we will never forget!

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