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Fota Island Resort

Fota Island, Cork
Capacity
300
Reviews (62) 5/5
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Unique Weddings at Fota Island Resort

From the first meeting with the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team, to the departure of the last wedding guest, couples will know they have made the right choice with their wedding at Fota Island Resort, the most luxurious wedding venue in Ireland. For your wedding you will have exclusive use of the elegantly designed Smith-Barry Suite, which can comfortably accommodate between 120 and 300 wedding guests. This ornately decorated room provides you with a private terrace where you can enjoy an al fresco pre-wedding drinks reception during the summer months.

Fota Island Resort is nestled at the heart of a peaceful island, surrounded by gorgeous scenery in County Cork, and lying in a 780 acre estate which is included in The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland. A unique combination of championship golf courses, a stylish hotel & spa, luxurious residential lodges and a world class golf, Fota Island Resort is a marriage of style, fine design and workmanship set in an idyllic coastal landscape. This is a special place – relaxed, indulgent and beautiful – somewhere you will never want to leave.

Fota Island Resort has a tempting selection of restaurants with excellent food to choose from. Fota Restaurant is the delightful all-day dining venue with an outdoor terrace for balmy summer days, luxurious residential lodges and world class golf, Fota Island Resort that provides a wonderful mellow setting the nearby Midleton Distillery.

Everything needed for the perfect relaxed wedding is at hand at Fota Island Resort. One of the most idyllic locations in the country provides a unique way of life for those lucky enough to live on their own private island or a taste of true luxury and relaxation to those just visiting. Fota Island Resort is a glorious combination of elegance, amenities, natural beauty, serenity and service in one of the most outstanding settings on the Irish Coast.

Check out  Fota Island Clubhouse too!

Plus- Fota is a great place for Hen Parties!

Reviews

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I could not fault Fota in any way throughout the whole planning process, any query was responded to quickly and no query was ever silly or too small. Katie was so flexible and accomodated all of our requests. We were thrilled to have our wedding in Fota and the day was seamless thanks to Katie an dthe teams attention to detail.
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We had an amazing wedding at Fota Island, we would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married in Ireland. All the staff were amazing in helping us prepare for our day and on the day they were exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and every need was catered for. All of our guests commented on how delicious the food was and that the service was flawless. We also had our post wedding party BBQ at the Club house in Fota, the setting here is beautiful and once again the food was amazing. Unfortunately our planned entertainment let us down on the day, upon telling the manager of the Club house this, alternative entertainment was arranged by Fota and the musician arrived within 30 minutes. Exceptional service. Couldn't recommend this venue highly enough. We had the best weekend. Thank you.
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Amazing venue and so easy to deal with from the very beginning. Patricia went over and above our expectations and made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. Cannot recommend Fota more highly
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Hi Patricia, I hope all is well with you. I hope it is okay to reach out to you even though our wedding is over! :) Firstly I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team at Fota. Shane and I really enjoyed the day. The room looked great and the food was amazing. So many people came up to us to say the food was the best they have had at a wedding so I wanted to pass this on. Thank you for all of your support getting everything ready and for making sure the day went smoothly.
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Patricia was our wedding coordinator and we couldn't have asked for a more professional, friendly, helpful and wonderful coordinator. Every time we met with her to discuss the wedding of our dreams so was on the ball, very realistic with her advice and made us feel like we were the only couple on her mind. She has great hints and tips and was so great for making sure every need of ours were met (I am a coeliac and I felt fully confident about what I was eating and was sure I wouldn't be sick on the day). The hotel itself was a beautiful setting and the staff were attentive and prompt. While Patricia was out on maternity leave, Katie took over for a few months and she was just a great as Patricia and passed on all of the updates we made in the months leading up to our wedding.
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Hi Patricia, Geraldine and I just wanted to send you a note to thank you and all the team for all your support in the lead up to our big day and on the day itself . Everything went brilliantly on the day and we very much appreciate all your help. Thanks for the lovely touch with the flowers for the top table and also your help in arranging the music for the clubhouse at the last minute ! We would very much recommend the Gin Bar to anyone having a wedding @ Fota, all our guests absolutely loved it !! If you could please send our thanks to the banqueting team as they were excellent on the day and also Ken and his team for the great food. If you could also pass on our thanks to Katie for her help earlier in our planning and Clodagh for her help at the clubhouse. Lastly please let the reservations team know our appreciation as we made lots of changes and nothing was ever any trouble. Again a huge thanks you personally and all the team.
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On the day of the wedding everything went really well, we were delighted with it. The food was fantastic and the service was brilliant, we had loads of compliments on both. I think one big difference between Fota and other places we've been at weddings is the amount and quality of the waiting staff, they were excellent. The residents bar stayed going well in to the morning too which was great! The BBQ was great too and we were well looked after, one small complaint is that the wedding cake never made it down to the Golf club, by the time we realised it wasn't there people had already left the food area so we left it off. Anyway we were pretty stuffed after the BBQ so no big deal. Thanks for all your help Patricia you were great. I'm sure we might cross paths at some stage, no doubt someone at our wedding will have decided Fota is the place for their wedding so I'm sure we'll be back before too long.
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They say planning a wedding is one of the hardest things you can do. Not with the help of Patricia Murray and the team. Nothing seemed a chore and Patricia always went above and beyond to help, not only on the day but the months leading up to the big day. The venue as a whole was beautiful. A lot of our guests travelled from the UK or other parts of Ireland and we were all welcomed and looked after throughout our entire stay. From the reception staff to the concierge to the bar staff we could not praise them enough. We received wonderful feedback from family and friends about the the food and service. Could we have chose a better venue for our wedding- absolutely not!! We cannot wait to return. Thanks to everyone involved. You made our special day all the more special.
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We married at Fota Island earlier this month, and quite simply had the greatest 4 days of our lives. The hotel staff are of the highest standard in the country, I have no doubts about that – from Paddy and the team at the concierge desk, through to Will and the restaurant staff, Tomasz and the banqueting team and the room service teams – everyone always happy to chat and help – not once were we met with ‘No, we can’t do that’ – the answer was always positive – And it made our 4 day stay so much more relaxed. Patricia Murray and all the wedding team are in a different league - their focus on the customer, attention to detail, empathy and patience is of a level I have never seen before and it made for a very smooth and easy process of planning our wedding day. They never let on that any of our demands were totally outrageous, and they always had the right answer to keep the show on the road. We held a 'day 2' BBQ in the golf clubhouse and it was every bit as good as the big day in itself. The setting on the terrace overlooking the 18th green was spectacular. The food prepared by the chefs was out of this world! Would absolutely recommend Fota Island for the perfect wedding.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Thank you for such great feedback, we are thrilled you had such a great experience and look forward to welcoming you to the hotel in the not so distant future. Best Wishes to you both. Patricia and Fota team
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We were so happy to celebrate our wedding day at Fota Island resort, it was an easy decision from the first time we arrived and met with the wedding team. The lead up to big day was very relaxing as Patricia was very accommodating and supportive to how we wanted the day to go and that made everything much easier for us. We can’t thank Patricia and the staff at Fota enough for making the day as special as it was, the day flowed so well and that was thanks to how organized the team are at Fota. We received such positive feedback from friends on family on the venue, the food throughout the day and how friendly the staff were! We would highly recommend Fota for your wedding, it will be the best day of your lives as it was for us!!
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Leading up to the wedding day and the day itself was quite straight forward. However one issue arose on the day. The car which Fota provided was not there to bring us back from the church. All our guest were gone we ended up in bestmans car and met wedding car on road and swapped over. We got on with our day but felt we never received an apology, felt like we were blamed. I felt like it was covered up and top management may not even be aware there was any issues!!!
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Thank you so much for everything, we had an absolute ball. Thank you for all your help leading up to the big day and of course your help on the day itself. The service was exceptional and we had so many compliments from our guests regarding the meal and venue. We are delighted that we chose to celebrate our wedding at Fota. Thank you again Ann Marie & Micheal
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Wedding planner Katie was excellent, very efficient, very good at her job and on top of all that a very nice person. Food and beverage Tomas also excellent, he ran the dinner service like a well oiled machine. All your staff were excellent on the night, well trained and well mannered but a special mention had to go to Katie and Tomas, they are a credit to the hotel and I hope a valued asset!!!
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I had the most amazing wedding day and all of my guests felt the same way. From start to finish I was looked after and there was nothing the staff at the hotel didn’t do to help make it the most amazing day. Thanks so much!
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Aileen and Jonathan, thanks for your lovely message, we are delighted that you enjoyed you day so much and happy that we could help to make it so special. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together, all the best, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team.
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Thanks to the whole team at Fota, especially Orla, Brendan and Natalie, for making our day run smoothly and be so enjoyable. The service and professionalism was brilliant and the staff made all our guests feel very welcome and taken care of no matter what was asked of them. The food for our wedding was excellent and service very well organised. You helped make our day so very special.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Eddie and Marion, thanks so much for your kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your day so much and that we helped to make it special for you. We look forward to welcoming you both back to celebrate your first anniversary! Wishing you all the best, the Wedding Team at Fota Island Resort.
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Excellent - in every way possible
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Hi Katie, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping with our dream wedding. It was just such a perfect day from start to finish!! Everyone was raving about Fota & the fabulous experience of staying in the hotel. We had guests from Oz, Canada, USA, London & all over Ireland and they really enjoyed the hotel. Honestly from the moment we went into the hotel in January we have received top class service. Thanks to you & Patricia for giving us such good advice & taking such good care of us. Over the last few months. We will be talking about this for years & years to come. It was some party!! Lots of love, Karen & Walter xx????
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Karen, thanks so much for your lovely message. We are delighted that everyone enjoyed the day and your wedding will be a memorable for you for the rest of your lives! Wishing you all the best, the Wedding Team at Fota Island Resort.
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From start to finish our wedding experience with Fota Island Resort exceeded our wildest dreams. A simple couple who never thought we would reach the heights of a 5 start resort, we can honestly say the little details and personal touches made it all the more special and memorable. Our guests raved about the food and without exception all enjoyed the day. Our vision was embraced by Katie our wedding planner and followed through with immaculate detail. I would recommend any couple to use Fota Island Resort for your wedding large or small grand or intimate all are catered for and each made special by excellent service.
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Despite signing off on the table plan twice (in writing and in person) there were problems with it on our big day, resulting in the brides brother being without a seat. Not exactly the quality of service you expect when paying Fotas prices. The wedding planning team changed a bit from our date of booking to the wedding date. Sometimes it was frustrating not having one main point of contact. Despite this I would recommend Fota to any future couples. The food on the day was amazing, I just feel it is nice to have some honest reviews out there. So if you don't mind having to chase up on any emails/queries then this place should definitely be on your list!
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Anita, thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that that you enjoyed your wedding day overall and we wish you all the best for your future together, the Wedding Team at Fota Island Resort.
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From the first day that we visited Fota we were treated with great effecient service, courtesy and enthusiasm . Their wedding packages were so comprehensive and even allowed for us to tailor aspects of our package . No request was too big even up to the day. All dietary and special requests were welcomed and delivered! As many of our guests stayed for two nights they all raved about the service and attention to detail . Our day was amazing from food decor, friendliness, ataff manner and planning everything was very impressive . Management and staff and fota went beyond the morm to ensure we had a place to stay and to get us to the airport during storm ophelia ! Couldnt recommend fota enough The quality of the treatment we received was matched by the quality of the foodand meal service. It exceeded its billing as a 5 star reaort.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Ashling, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and delighted that Hurricane Ophelia didn't put a dampener on your honeymoon plans! Wishing you all the best for the future, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team.
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Amazing day. Staff went above and beyond. Couldn't recommend enough.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Will, Thank you so much for your review and lovely words about all our staff, we are very happy that you enjoyed your wedding celebrations with us at Fota Island Resort. We wish you both all the best in the future together. Kind regards, Your Wedding Team
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We were delighted with the service we received for our wedding at the Clubhouse in Fota Island Resort. Katie was amazing to deal with. She was so professional and her attention to detail was fantastic. From our first meeting with her I knew that we were in good hands. The food was delicious and the service on the day was first class.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Sharon and Vedran, Thanks so much for your lovely review and your kind words abut Katie. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day and it was our pleasure to help make it as special as possible. We wish you the very best for your future together. All the best, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team.
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The Fota wedding team were amazing to work with, no request was too great. They were extremely flexible & supportive in the build up to our special day. We particularly enjoyed working with our allocated wedding planner Katie Sheehan who was phenomenal. The overall service provided on our wedding day itself was second to none as was the accommodation. We are truly delighted that we selected Fota as our venue & would definitely recommend it to other couples!
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Siobhan and Paddy, thanks so much for your review, we are delighted that your day was a success! Wishing you all the best for the future, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team.
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Hi Katie, thank YOU!!! You and your team including Clodagh did a fantastic job of looking after us on our special day. Ye made it go without a hitch and looked after us so well.. Never once did we worry about anything so we were left to completely enjoy our Day. The food was exceptional all day and everyone commented on how good it was AND how much of it!!! We would (and are) recommending ye to everyone. It's a day we will never forget. Thank you all so much. We are waiting for the photo's to come back and will send you the group one that was taken outside. One of the managers asked for a copy of it. Thanks again, Petrice and Ken Coast.
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Hi Katie.We had an amazing weekend everything went according to plan. We could not have asked for a better venue than Fota Island Resort. We have to say a special thank you to you for all your help. You were an absolute pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend Fota Island Resort as a venue for your wedding reception. Sinead & Dan
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Hi Katie.We had an amazing weekend everything went according to plan we could not of asked for a better event then fota island resort. We have to say a special thankyou to you for all your help. You were an absolute pleasure to deal with We would highly recommend fota island resort to have a wedding reception at Thanks Again All the best Sinead&Daniel
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Hi Katie, We had an absolutely amazing day and weekend! We were so thrilled with everything on the wedding day, there wasn't a single thing we could have faulted. So many guests have come back to us to let us know how impressed they were with the service, food and the venue in general. Everyone had a great time! And we even got our sing song in the residents bar until about 5am! Thank you so much for all your help and setting up the room! You have been so helpful and efficient since we met you and we had no stress in the lead up to the wedding as we knew you had everything under control. Thanks so much again for everything and we will call down to say thank you properly in a few weeks. Thanks, Sarah and Richard
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I dealt with a girl called Rachael and she was amazing couldn't recommend her enough she was the 3rd Wedding Coordinator I had been put in contact and I'm so glad i was, anything i needed she done and was so helpful and personal. Amazing at her job
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Cornelia, thanks so much for your review, we are delighted that your day was a success and that you enjoyed working with Rachael! Wishing you all the best for the future, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team.
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Hi Rachael, Patricia Apologies I'm only emailing you now nearly a week later but I didn't get a chance to before this. We just wanted to say thanks so much for everything you and the team in Fota did for us in the lead up to the big day and at the weekend. It could not have run any smoother. We had the best weekend of our lives. From helping us sort out 'Cake Gate' to keeping us on schedule on the day you made it all so easy and stress free. Everyone had a great weekend, they all couldn't get over the food and the service they said it was top class! Nothing was too much trouble for anybody and it was very much appreciated. The setting for the BBQ the next day was just gorgeous the team there did a beautiful job setting it up and the food was delicious again. We were so lucky with the weather that it just topped everything off nicely. Thanks again for everything We look forward to returning for our 1 year anniversary. :) All the best Sabina & JJ
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Excellent service from start to finish.
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Our wedding in Fota was fantastic from the beginning. We dealt with the loveliest wedding planner, Patricia Murray, who was able to guide/advise us in all aspects of the planning leading up to the big day. During our time there, 4 days!, the hotel manager, Brendan Comerford & staff, were absolutely amazing with regard to the service provided for us and our 220 guests. We would highly, highly recommend Fota Island Resort & Spa.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Tara and Bryan, Thank you so much for your great review and lovely words about all our staff, we are very happy that you enjoyed your wedding celebrations with us at Fota Island Resort. We wish you both all the best in the future together. Kind regards, Your Wedding Team
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What an amazing day!! Our wedding planner Rachel was outstanding and provided help every step of the way. Our wedding was in the Golf Club and it was a beautiful venue with special touches and surprises for us as a couple but also our guests. The Golf Club wedding team were always on hand from arrival to late a night The food was outstanding & Bart as our personal waiter was very attentive. The location ensured that it was a romantic and intimate wedding that our 70 guests thought was very special. The hotel bedroom was gorgeous and the special breakfast service the following morning was perfect. We could not rate the hotel highly enough as they provided professional people to assist, their service was top class and the facilities and food were A1 perfect. Thanks to all the team. Marie & Derek
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Marie and Derek, thanks for your lovely message, we are delighted that you enjoyed you day so much and happy that we could help to make it so special. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together, all the best, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team.
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The Fota experience for us was so far above and beyond our expectations. We traveled from overseas to get married with a small group of our nearest & dearest. We were fairly relaxed about the whole day but the coordinators made it totally stress free as they were so knowledgeable and responsive to what we wanted! They treated us and our guests like royalty for beginning to end, they put so many thoughtful touches to make us feel really special! The attentiveness of the staff, the quality of the food & the value for money was incredible! We have never experienced anything like it and all of the guests keep raving about how much they enjoyed the day:) Could not recommend it more!
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Aine, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience so much and glad that we could help to make you wedding as special as possible. Wishing you all the best, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team.
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We were thrilled with our choice of venue. Fota wedding team and staff couldn't have been any more professional. They really made us feel at ease and by letting us bring our own playlists for the meal and other details like that we really made our wedding our own. Thank you Fota for giving us an amazing day
Response from Fota Island Resort
Hi Orla, thanks so much for such lovely comments, we are glad you enjoyed your day and that you got to make it your own! all the best, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team.
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A fantastic venue with top class food and service. The staff are always available to help and no request was too big or too small. couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our amazing day especially Patricia. I know Sandra’s life was made so much easier with your approach and attention to detail. Sandra - We had the most incredible wedding day, and so much of this was down to the fact that we chose the most stunning venue of Fota Island Resort. Nothing was ever too much to ask and Patricia our wedding coordinator was a dream to work with and so so helpful! The food and service we and all our guests received on our wedding day was second to none. Everything was just perfect! Thanks for helping us have the most amazing day of our lives! Xxx
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Sandra and Shane, thank you very much for your great review and your lovely words about Patricia. We are always delighted to hear such positive feedback and we are so happy that you enjoyed your special day with us. All the best, The Fota Island Wedding Team.
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We had a fantastic day in Fota for our wedding. Everything went smoothly and they were extremely professional to deal with. Our coordinator Patricia was friendly and nothing was a problem. The food was amazing and overall it was great value. We had great feedback from all our guests and I would highly recommend choosing Fota as your wedding venue!
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Eoin, thank you so much for your great review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your wedding celebrations with us at Fota Island. We wish you and Catherine all the best in the future together. Kind regards, Your Wedding Team
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We had FOTA down to 2 hotels in our venue choice for our wedding. My partner wanted the other, I had doubts so we had Sunday Lunch in both and once my partner walked out of FOTA that Sunday evening, she told me we had the winner just there. Everything from the warmth of the hotel when you walk through the front door, to meeting staff, to ordering food or drinks and just sitting down be it in the couches off reception, the new bar area or in the function room is sublime. The bedrooms are even up to scratch and in general, this hotel has it all. You would be mad not to have this venue as a choice, some may say its not cheap but also in my opinion for what we got, its not expensive. We would have paid more and we do not say this lightly. It was just super and a day we will never forget. A band can make a wedding but also you need warm staff, you need attentive staff and great food and you will get all of this and more, at FOTA.
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Hi, From the moment we chose Fota resort for our wedding we knew it was the right decision. Our planner Patricia was so nice to deal with and always had everything under control. We are from Co. Meath so it's a bit of a distance to Fota but this was never an issue as the hotel took care of every little detail. The atmosphere in the hotel, the venue and the food!! It was everything we hoped for. Fota Resort is a top location.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Conor and Joeleen, thank you so much for your lovely words, especially from Patricia. It was great to have you as our guests and we wish you all the best for your future. Kind regards, Your Wedding Team.
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The guests were massively impressed by the venue, the grounds and the staff. So much so that most of them have said they will definitely be coming back for a weekend. We had the perfect day at the perfect venue.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Eamonn, thank you very much for your great review. We are always delighted to hear such positive feedback and we are so happy that you enjoyed your special day with us. All the best from Rachael and the Fota Island Wedding Team.
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Myself and husband got married in Fota clubhouse on the 23rd of sept 2016 and I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. The staff at Fota were brilliant they done everything and more. I would highly recommend Fota for your special day
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Im not just clicking the 5 stars for an easy reply. We were delighted with every aspect of your service, and there were many things to organise. The food in particular was superb. Everyone enjoyed it. Keep up the good work guys.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Aidan, thank you so much for your nice review on Weddingsonline.ie. Our kitchen is always delighted to hear that the food and the service was satisfying for our guests, so with pleasure I will forward your compliment to our head chef Kenneth Murphy. We hope you and Sinead will enjoy your conjugal life and that you have a bright future. Best regards, Your Wedding Team.
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I would highly recommend this hotel to any bride. The wedding planner we worked with on the day was exceptional. We could trust her to have the same attention to detail to each task as we would have ourselves. As a result we were relaxed and able to enjoy our special day. Thank you!!
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Sinead, many thanks for your wonderful review. It is lovely to hear that you would recommend us to other brides, that's a great feedback. We are always pleased we are able to create a perfect day for our couples. Best wishes to you and Aidan.
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Fota Island Resort is the ideal place for a big wedding. You can be assured that no matter how big the wedding party, the quality of food, service, accommodation and professionalism will be guaranteed.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Christina, thank you so much for your great feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your wedding day with us and we wish you and Tony all the best for your future. Warm regards, Your Wedding Team.
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They made our day as special as we hoped it would be.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Jonathan, thank you very much for your positive feedback on Weddingsonline.ie. We hope you and Aine enjoy your time as wife and husband. Best wishes, Your Wedding Team at Fota Island Resort.
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My husband & I had our reception here in Nov 2015 &, I can honestly say that we were just simply delighted with the service that both ourselves & our guests received. Absolutely nothing was too much for Patricia, Nicole & their team & I am still, nearly 6 months later, receiving compliments from our guests! I would most definitely recommend Fota Island Resort as a wedding venue to future couples. It deserves, in our opinion, 5 stars for every aspect! Our guests especially commented on the simply excellent quality of the food, most saying that they were just blown away that Fota offered the same level of quality to every guest & not just serving the best to the bridal party itself. We both appreciated so much how Fota looked after, not only ourselves on our wedding day, but also treated each of our guests with that same 5 star service! A huge Thank You to Nicole, Patricia & all of the staff at Fota!
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Róisin & Stephen, thank you so much for the amazing feedback. It was such a pleasure to look after you and your guests on the day and we are delighted that you had such a great time. We are still talking about your amazing table decoration and centre pieces. We hope you got some stunning pictures despite the weather, we would love to see some. We wish you all the best for your future and look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary stay. Warm regards, Nicole
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Emily cakes fantastic Colm photography hilarious guy, listened to what we wanted extremely professional, Dj finbarr and team, amazing all our guest are still on about the music
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Michelle, thank you for your feedback on WeddingsOnline. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team
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Amazing from start to finish. Quality of food and service had everyone in awe. Fota Island Hotel has everything needed for the perfect day, beautiful surroundings for your photographs, stunning hotel and top quality and friendly staff. Can not think of one negative thing to say, from organisation stage to the big day it was just perfect.
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Mel, thank you so much for the kind words in your WeddingsOnline feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your wedding in Fota Island Resort and are grateful that we were able to be part of your big day. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team
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The only criticism is that we had numerous wedding planners before our wedding , but it all worked out in the end and on the day everything went very smoothly
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We got married a few weeks ago at Fota Island Resort. When we got engaged, we knew that we would be emigrating in a few months and that would mean doing a lot of organising from abroad. As such, one of the key criteria when selecting a venue was a place with a superb degree of service in all aspects - from the wedding coordinator to housekeeping and everyone in between. From the outset, we found the staff at Fota to be incredibly helpful and accommodating. Our preferred date was provisionally booked when we first checked, but they emailed us within days to let us know that it had become available. Even the small details were flawless - during meetings, we were served coffee and small bites of cake. Relying on email is always tricky, but Fota didn't let us down there either. Responses were always prompt and helpful. Patricia Murray, the coordinator for our wedding, was so helpful and calming and reassuring! A special thanks goes out to the banqueting manager, Will, for making us feel like the most important guests in the world during our stay, and to the general manager, Brendan, for looking after us overall. The room is gorgeous and spacious, and the outdoor area is perfect if the weather allows it! I highly recommend asking about the customised draping for the room from Butler's - the wedding coordinator can guide you there. It really lights up the room! Finally, the food is outstanding at Fota. There's no dry beef or turkey and ham on the menu. Instead you get luxurious, delicious and creative food that's worth every penny. We got so many compliments from guests about the food! All in all, I'd recommend Fota to anyone. I wouldn't change anything about my day!
Response from Fota Island Resort
Dear Vicky & Fiacre, thank you so much for these lovely words in your WeddingsOnline feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your wedding in Fota Island Resort. Especially thank you from Patricia, Will and Brendan. They are very happy about getting such a nice feedback. I think there is nothing to add, when you read the last sentence of this lovely review. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team
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Staff were so professional & made every effort to ensure that we had an amazing day. No request was an issue. All our friends were looked after. The only issue was the couple married from the day before would not vacate the bridal suite so we had 15 minutes getting my dress on & taking photos before the ceremony started.
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Wedding co-ordinating team were excellent at organising our wedding and were helpful throughout the planning process. All the staff were calm and professional on the day and co-ordination of the dinner service was fantastic. We both really enjoyed the spa facilities on the next morning also.
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Couldn't have asked for a better venue for our wedding. From the wedding co ordinatior to the bar staff the staff at Fota ensured we were well cared for and made our wedding a weekend we will never forget
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Fota island is an amazing venue for a wedding. We have nothing put praise for the way in which the very professional staff attended to ours and our guests every need. The food was excellent and the day was unforgettable. Your guaranteed 5 star experience for you and your guests.
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Dear Claire & Peter, thank you very much for these lovely words. It is great to hear, that you enjoyed your wedding at Fota Island Resort. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. We look forward to welcome you again at our five star Resort as soon as possible. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team!
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We got married at Christmas in Fota. To say it was magical is an absolute understatement. The setting, food, staff and bridal suite were all amazing. Our wedding coordinator, Hazel O' Connell, couldn't have been friendlier, more enthusiastic or more accommodating. We loved our meetings in the run up to the wedding! I would recommend and have been recommending this hotel to everyone. As I mentioned earlier our wedding day in Fota was truly "magical".
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Dear Miriam & Stephen, thank you so much for this lovely review. It is great to hear, that you enjoyed your time at Fota Island Resort before and on the day of the wedding. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. We look forward to welcome you again at our five star Resort as soon as possible. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team!
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It was a fantastic day! I am happy we picked this hotel! Wedding team did a great job! It could not be better. We had our wedding with our own traditions back from home and wedding adviser Hazel organized it all better than it would be back at home! Sid, restaurant manager, very very big professionalist in the job he is doing. He looked after each guest and anything I needed was there within a second! We had great valuable experience here and would recommend it to anyone!
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Dear Anna, thank you so much for these lovely words in your WeddingsOnline feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your wedding in Fota Island Resort. Especially thank you from Hazel and Sid. They are very happy about getting such a nice feedback. I think there is nothing to add to this lovely review. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team
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Had our wedding on New years eve and it was superb. The staff were excellent,as well as very friendly and efficient at what they do. Fota Island resort has the best wedding co-ordinator around. Fair play to Hazel for putting everything together for us on the night. She was so easy to deal with. The venue looked amazing when everything came together on the night for us. The food served on the night was to die for. It was cooked to perfection. We could not find any faults with this venue for our wedding and thanks to everyone involved in making our wedding a one to remember.
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Dear Nicola & Paul, thank you very much for these lovely words in your WeddingsOnline feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your wedding in Fota Island Resort. Especially thank you from Hazel and all our staff. They are very happy about getting such a nice feedback. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team!
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We couldn't thank the staff in Fota enough for making our day so special. The food, atmosphere and venue are amazing and the attention to detail was fantastic. Our wedding co ordination Hazel took all the stress away. I would highly recommend Fota Island Resort as a wedding venue.
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Dear Emma & Kevin, thank you very much for this lovely WeddingsOnline feedback. It is great to hear that you had a such a good time at Fota Island Resort. We look forward to welcoming you again hopefully. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team!
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My husband and I got married in Fota Island Resort on the 18th of October 2014. From start to finish we had the most amazing experience. Hazel the wedding co-ordinator is a pleasure to deal with. She went above and beyond and made planning a wedding so much easier. Rory the manager on duty, looked after us incredible well on the wedding day. All our guests commented on the amazing food, the service was exceptional and the attentiveness the staff gave was exceptional. We then had a second day in the golf club on the Sunday. Again, service and staff were incredible. We had spa treatments on the Monday and these treatments were the nicest I have had. A lot of our guests got their hair done in the hair salon over the few days and this we found very convenient. Thank you for the best day of our lives Fota Island Resort.
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"On our first visit to Fota Island Resort we knew this was the perfect location, it offered everything we were looking for. From the beginning dealing with Susan and Hazel was a pleasure, we were offered plenty of time to meet with them each time we visited. It was clear how professional and expert they were in their roles. On the lead up to the day, all our questions and requests were answered without hesitation. On the day, we, our families and all our guests were looked after so professionally, we couldn't have asked for more. Our meal was outstanding, the food really was out of this world! Everything ran smoothly and stress free on the lead up to and on the day, we were in the hands of professionals! Overall, we were delighted we chose Fota Island Resort as our wedding venue, it was everything we wished for and more,we couldn't recommend it highly enough." Ailish & Vinny Whelan
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Dear Aílísh & Vinny, thank you for the kind words in your WeddingsOnline feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your wedding in Fota Island Resort at the beginning of this year. It was a pleasure for us to be part of your big day. All the best for your future together from all the staff in Fota Island Resort. Kind Regards, Your Wedding Team
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“We had a wonderful time from the moment we arrived at the hotel on Friday afternoon before the reception to when we left the following day. Aishling Lambe met us as we arrived and ensured that everything was arranged and set up just as we wanted including photographs, reception seating, etc. The golf club looked perfect and just as we had hoped. The level of professionalism, helpfulness, good humour and courtesy displayed by Aishling, Sid and the catering staff was exceptional and remarked upon by several of our guests. The honeymoon suite was also excellent. Thanks very much to everyone for all of their help in making this a great day. Everything was as we would have wished. I would very heartily recommend (and have already) Fota Resort as a wonderful wedding venue.
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We were married at Fota Island Golf Club in Dec 2013. We visited a number of venues and decided on Fota having attended their Wedding Fair. The diversity of the golf club and the impressive menu made Fota the place for us. We dealt with Susan and Will during the planning stages, a relaxed but professional approach ensured a stress free run up to the big day. We enjoyed making use of the various spaces in the golf club rather than being confined to one room. Our ceremony was held in the function room, we then moved upstairs to the mezzanine area for our drinks reception while the function room was set up for dinner, the evening reception was held in the lounge area. Although it was a stormy winters day, the atmosphere in the golf club was wonderfully warm and cosy. Will (the manager) and his team did a wonderful job and everything ran super smoothly. The venue was beautifully decorated for Christmas and Will was very accommodating in allowing my sister to put some finishing touches to the decor to further enhance the atmosphere. The meal was delicious, beautifully presented, hot, plentiful and the waiting staff carried off the service with an air of sophistication. We received many compliments from our guests on both the meal and the venue. Most importantly we enjoyed a magical day in warm, cosy, elegant surroundings and we're delighted we chose Fota Island Golf Club as our venue. We wouldn't change one thing about our day, except maybe to enjoy it over and over again..
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We stayed for 3 nights for a family staycation in August. My eldest daughter (4) wanted to stay forever! The pool was great, the room was beautiful and the food delicious and right next door to the wildlife park... highly recommended!!!
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From the beginning we knew that Fota Island Resort would create our dream wedding as we always loved the location of the hotel plus the staff were always so friendly & helpful when we visited. On our first meeting with Susan she was so enthusiastic, friendly and so professional, I knew by our chats that her attention to detail would help us create something unique and special for our wedding day. Susan made me completely as ease from the beginning, just what a bride to be needs!! All our guests still remark on the gorgeous food, the friendly & helpful staff and on just how classic and elegant the whole experience was which made the day so memorable. We absolutely couldn’t say enough about the food, amazing!! and the attention to detail on the day, everything exceeded our expectations!! Both Seamus and I would like to genuinely thank Susan and all of the wonderful staff and management at The Fota Island Resort for making our wedding day so special and memorable to us. Fota Island Resort made our dream day a reality! We would like to wish Fota Island Resort every success in the future and we look forward to our next visit. Kind Regards,
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Upon our first viewing of Fota Island Resort as a potential venue for our wedding, we knew there was no point looking anywhere else. Nothing else would compare to the beautiful surroundings in the resort and the welcome we received from the staff in Fota. Once we had booked the Resort, we felt as if our needs would be taken care of and we were able to relax and enjoy the build-up to the big day. Everything from the guidance we received for the menu planning to the walk through of timelines for the day, were very helpful. Throughout the whole process, it seemed no request was too big or no question was too small, Susan did everything she could to ensure that we were happy with the preparations and made sure that any bespoke requests would be facilitated by the Resort. We had a lot of out of town guests and it made a big difference to have the helpful reservation staff provide contact information for hairdressers, as well as ensuring all room bookings went smoothly. Again, things we really hoped not to have to worry about as our wedding day approach. The wedding day itself could not have gone any better, the relaxed atmosphere in the Resort helped create a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere among our guests and allowed us to enjoy the day care-free. The service on the day was better than we could ever have hoped for, from the drinks reception to the main meal, to the afters. The five star service we received was most remarkable given the volume of guests the staff were catering for. Every aspect of the day went exactly as we hoped it would and we are both so thankful to all the staff involved for making our day so special. Many of our wedding guests are still complimenting our excellent organisational skills, but Gavin and I both know that this is more reflective of the Resort staff than it is of us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Fota Island Resort to any of our friends or family, either for a wedding or a holiday or even a short break. Our experience with Fota was most enjoyable and we cannot wait to return for a visit again shortly. Kind Regards
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I just wanted to drop you a quick mail to say thank you for your exceptional work in the run up to and during our wedding. Everything we experienced on the day was well above our expectations. The room was breathtaking, the service was so professional and courteous. Every staff member was top notch and not one detail was missed out. The food was literally to die for! One person described the beef as so tender you could chew it with your tongue alone ha ha!!? ? We have never felt so important in our lives, thanks to you and the amazing staff of Fota, we had the best day of our lives.? ? So once again, thank you Susan, for doing your job to such an exceptionally high standard. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with you.? ? ? You will be glad to hear that I am not the only one who was overwhelmed by the day. Many people have raved about the food and service and a few guests actually said it was the best wedding they have ever been at (bar their own!) Many Thanks

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