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Maryborough Hotel and Spa

Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork
Reviews (61) 5/5
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If you are seeking a breathtakingly beautiful setting, this enchanting space is relaxed, indulgent and magical, somewhere you won't want to leave. Every detail of your wedding will be considered and every expectation exceeded with the renewed service and iconic elegance for which the hotel has long been known.

Standing majestically in an oasis of calm, The Maryborough captures a seamless blend of the contemporary and the traditional, ensuring an ideal combination of old fashioned values with modern sophistication. Our unique and exclusive, conservatory-style Orangery will guarantee an intimate civil ceremony and private garden setting for all drinks receptions.

Sip champagne & cocktails in the surrounds of 300 year old listed gardens, a photographers dream backdrop. Create a celebration that reflects who you are with a unique and bespoke Maryborough wedding. With our award-winning Executive Chef and dedicated wedding co-ordinator, you choose the ideal menu with your guests in mind, but with your own unique preferences.

Our Bridal Suites are set in our 18th Century Manor House, with timeless décor and stunning garden views. Our spacious suites consist of three rooms: Bedroom, Sitting Room and Bathroom – making our luxury hotel suites in Cork perfect for couples who choose to get ready at the hotel before their ceremony.


61 reviews
Quality of service4.9/5
Shelley and Alan Sheehy
Added 18th Apr 2023
Wedding 1st Jan 2023
Our wedding was the best day and the setting at the Maryborough was beautiful. Our ceremony in the orangery was amazing, and all our guests agreed. Ellis was excellent from start to finish. However I can’t say the same about the management on the day of our wedding. They didn’t follow notes/Passover from Ellis. This caused a lot of errors on the day, including not know our names, which I found very unprofessional. Every guest has complemented the food, and I would have to agree. It is outstanding at the Maryborough.
Lisa & Chris
Added 7th Oct 2022
Wedding 23rd Jun 2022
I Cannot Recommend enough The Maryborough Hotel & Staff , Especially Ellis.To Anyone Thinking of Having they’re Wedding here Do It. From Planning, to our Food Tasting ,to Final Booking and the Day itself everyone working in the Maryborough is there For you. We were Married in the Orangery and the memories we Have of that Beautiful Day Honestly will be with us Forever. I stayed in the Hotel the night before and Anything I needed or wanted on the Morning was no trouble. Kindness Friendliness professionalism and Genuine Care for you and your guests is evident throughout the entire Wedding. I can’t wait to revisit.
Nicola Toomey
Added 12th Oct 2022
Wedding 9th Jun 2022
We had our ceremony in the Oragery & our reception in the Sherard Suite of the Maryborough Hotel & could not fault the experience. Ellis was absolutely amazing from when we booked our wedding at the beginning of 2020 to our wedding day in June 2022. Every email was responded to, every request was taken on board and accepted or compromised on. We really had the best day of our lives thanks to the staff at the Maryborough Hotel. All of our guests were enamoured with the Orangery and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend.
Sinead Killian
Added 6th Oct 2022
Wedding 5th Jun 2022
We got married at the Maryborough hotel in June 2022 and it was the best decision we made! The staff were so friendly and professional. They went above and beyond for us to ensure everything ran smoothly. Even with big changes on the actual day due to nonstop raining. Nothing was a problem and they made me feel so at ease throughout the entire experience. They had everything organised to perfection. Even when I was walking down the aisle, they explained where to stand, when to walk and even spread out my train for me. I would highly recommend the Maryborough to any couples who are searching for a perfect wedding venue.
The Daly's
Added 24th Oct 2022
Wedding 3rd Jun 2022
We had the best day. The team at the Maryborough were fantastic. The Orangery was such an amazing room for our ceremony and the drinks reception in the gardens set the mood for the day. We had a beautiful dinner and danced the night away in the ballroom. Ellis and all the team were a huge help, especially on the day , the room was decorated to perfection. Highly recommend the Maryborough as a wedding venue.
Roisin and Brian
Added 6th Jul 2022
Wedding 20th May 2022
We had a wonderful experience with the Maryborough for our wedding. Ellis and Mary were so responsive and helpful in the lead up and made postponing due to covid as easy and stress free as possible. All of the staff on the day were so kind and helpful and the day ran so smoothly. We couldn’t be happier with the Maryborough and would love to attend a wedding there as a guest!
Maura Ammundsen
Added 16th Jun 2022
Wedding 22nd Oct 2021
Amazing words can’t describe how helpful and kind Ellis, Carmel, Brian and all the team were in making our wedding so easy.
CathyAnn Kearney
Added 6th Jul 2022
Wedding 2nd Jul 2021
We were married last summer during the Covid 19 restrictions, at a time of great uncertainty. However, Ellis and her team at the Maryborough couldn't have been more accommodating and flexible. We had an incredible wedding experience at the Maryborough and wouldn't change a thing. Ellis and her team are highly organised, welcoming and supportive. We were taken care of so well on our big day, no task was too small! Due to the smaller guest numbers, we had our entire celebration in the beautiful Orangery Conservatory and the decor was simply stunning. We had a wide variety of choice in our wedding menu and the meals were simply sublime. I couldn't recommend the Maryborough Hotel highly enough as a wedding venue - in fact we decided to return again this year to have a second wedding celebration!
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
Everything was absolutely fantastic, from the beginning of the day to check out the next day. Highly recommended. Don't hesitate to stay in The Maryborough Hotel
Will O' Brien & Keith Healy
Added 16th Sep 2019
Wedding 3rd Aug 2019
We recently had our amazing wedding day at The Maryborough Hotel. To us there was no where else that we wanted to have our wedding, the setting of The Orangery for ceremony and drinks reception is second to none and people are still complementing us on this setting. The Sherrard Suite is also a fabulous setting for the meal and evening entertainment, with personalised mood lighting, background music and a bright, spacious room, with its own bar and toilet facilities an added bonus. The staff were all fantastic on the day and helped in anyway they could to make our day as special as possible with special mentions to Ellis Dunmill (Wedding Coordinator), Shiby Karan (Banqueting Manager) & Mia Bronotte (Front of House Manager). Thank you all so much.
Brenna Cunningham
Added 19th Aug 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
The Maryborough was absolutely amazing from start to finish. They made our wedding day and the experience before and after the day so special. Ellis was outstanding from her experience, personality and professionalism. All of the staff made us feel like one in a million on the day.
Una and Conor
Added 24th Oct 2019
Wedding 12th Apr 2019
We can’t put into words how much we enjoyed everything about the Maryborough for our wedding. Most importantly, our wedding coordinator, Ellis, was an absolute pleasure to deal with, from the day we viewed the hotel as a potential venue to the big day itself (and also when we’ve bumped into her since!!). For us, having such a positive point of contact was key to us enjoying our big day and the lead up to it. Nothing was ever a problem, and anything we wanted to discuss about the day was handled so professionally and efficiently. The food on the day was amazing, and so many of our guests commented on both the meal and the service. The tasting was my favourite experience of the whole wedding. Our parents, families and friends all had a fantastic experience staying at the hotel, and there were so many little touches that our parents in particular really appreciated. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Maryborough to any couple planning their wedding. I’ve heard stories of pre wedding stress, and can honestly say that our dealings with the hotel and Ellis kept us happy and excited throughout the planning and the wedding day itself,
Added 20th Aug 2019
Wedding 6th Apr 2019
The Maryborough exceeded all our expectations and we couldn't recommend them more. From our first viewing of the the hotel to the day after the wedding, the staff couldn't have done more for us. They treated all our guests so well and everyone spoke so highly of the staff and the venue. The grounds are beautiful for pictures and the hotel itself is the perfect mix of modern dining area with a look of a classic country house hotel at the front. The famous orangery where we had our drinks reception was the selling point for us and blew all our guests away. Ellis and Orla were fantastic to deal with and we really felt like we were the only wedding they had to deal with! The location is 10 minutes from Cork city centre but feels like you're in the middle of the countryside when you're inside the grounds.
Jessica Jackson
Added 5th May 2019
Wedding 24th Aug 2018
We had our wedding in August 2018 at the Maryborough. We live in Australia so most of our contact was through email prior to the week before the wedding. I cannot stress how wonderful and helpful their wedding co coordinator Ellis is! She did her best to accommodate all our needs and queries. The day of the wedding Ellis was amazing, she made sure everything was perfect for us. From the moment we arrived until the moment we checked out four days later the Maryborough staff and management were a pleasure!Whether it be a waiter or management everyone there was so nice and made us so welcome. I would recommend to anyone to have their wedding there.
Zara and Jonathan
Added 10th Sep 2018
Wedding 24th Jul 2018
Our wedding at the Maryborough was absolutely magical, the staff were amazing especially Ellis our coordinator. Everything went so smoothly and everyone said how relaxed and stress-free the day was. People were also very impressed with our Vegan menu the Hotel did for us which was just amazing. Altogether a wonderful experience and we'd highly recommend the Maryborough to anyone wanting a stress free and perfect wedding day!
Mr & Mrs Archer
Added 15th Apr 2019
Wedding 13th Jul 2018
Fantastic wedding venue. Food was divine and hotel staff were lovely. Very accommodating with your own preferences for wedding
Claire Au Hanlon
Added 6th Sep 2018
Wedding 31st May 2018
If I were to do it all again I would 100% do it in the Maryborough. Right from the beginning they couldn't do enough and had any requests I had were immediately sorted. Always going above and beyond. Elis even put my flats by my seat without me asking!! The food was amazing and loads of our guests told us it was the best wedding food they ever had...and the best wedding. The night staff had no problem bringing anything up to the bridal suite and couldnt have been better. Tmaryborough really made it the best day of our lives.
Aine and Rob
Added 21st Apr 2019
Wedding 26th May 2018
Such a beautiful venue. Everything we hoped for from start to finish
Caroline o donovan
Added 30th Nov 2017
Wedding 5th Oct 2017
Excellent hotel they really went above and beyond to make our day so special. Even from our first meeting to our wedding day they could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Especially lorainne and ellis. They really were helpful in planning and facilitating everything went so smoothly. Caroline & Denis.
Grace & Diarmuid
Added 30th Nov 2016
Wedding 4th Nov 2016
Niamh McCarthy! Where do we begin to thank you for making a dream come true? The Maryborough was the first venue we looked at and we needn’t have looked any further after meeting you. We clicked straight away and there was honestly nobody else we would have been happier to help us plan the most special day in our lives. We worked so well together! Your professionalism and expertise was invaluable to us. We were so grateful to have your guidance in every detail, down to the mood lighting! Everything ran so smoothly and with such ease. I cannot express how appreciative we are for everything that you did for us. Thank you so so much for making our wedding breathtakingly beautiful with all of your time and effort. The reception in the Orangery was absolutely spectacular and more than we could ever have hoped for. It felt magical, warm and inviting, a reflection of the hotel and its superb staff. Our family and friends are still talking about how relaxed and elegant everything was and how much fun they had. Several people told us it was the most beautiful they had attended. It most definitely was for me :) The Sherrard Suite was incredibly stunning, and the food exceptional. Our guests were blown away by the quality of their meal. We even had birthday cake delivered to one of our guests which was completely unplanned, it’s the little things like this that make The Maryborough stand out. A special thanks to Brian, the manager with us on the day who went above and beyond. He was so kind, helpful and attentive and also to Carmel & Sarah at reservations who were always so happy to help with any query that arose. We were always made feel at home anytime we visited and nothing was ever too much trouble. Niamh, you stopped at nothing to make sure Diarmuid and I had the most incredible day of our lives! It exceeded our expectations and as you were probably aware, my expectations were high :) Nothing I can say could translate the gratitude we have for you and the wonderful Maryborough staff from the months leading up to, and especially the day of our Wedding. You are one of the most genuine and caring people in the world. Your support meant the world to me, no matter how big or small the detail you always had a suggestion or solution for me. You even emailed about lanterns you spotted that you thought I might like! I always looked forward to hearing from you and trusted you 100% with everything.. something I don’t do too often! Your passion and enthusiasm for what you do as well as your dedication and attention to detail is something to be proud of. You have such a sincere interest in your couples and while I know you are kept busy with all your brides and grooms you honestly made us feel like we were the only wedding in The Maryborough in 2016! You were a pleasure to work with and our whole wedding experience would not have been the same without you. We will forever remember your kindness. Thank you!!! xxx
Niamh Carroll
Added 9th Dec 2016
Wedding 29th Oct 2016
Niamh I cannot thank you enough for the attention to detail and all your hard work over the past few months. You have been an absolute pleasure to work with no task or question was too much!! You really add so much personal detail to each individual wedding which is not an easy thing to do and I have been singing your praises to anyone who will still listen to me!! I need to say that for the whole weekend we were made feel like complete VIPs the entire staff were just fantastic and all my guests were saying the same. It really added to our day and the full weekend. From the start we were blown away by our red carpet welcome to the organery reception and everyone has comented on the food, it was just delicious. The new ballroom is just magical and we danced the night away! Also the grounds were just perfect for our photographs which have turned out just gorgeous. An extra thanks for helping our best man set up for his speech it really went down well. Brian and Nicole were fantastic throughout the day and we truely felt like we were the first ever bride and groom to get married in the hotel!!!Maryborough really deserves 5 star status as the staff are just exceptional. Thank you so much for making our day unforgetable, Niamh and Diarmaid xx
Fiona Hyland
Added 12th Dec 2016
Wedding 17th Sep 2016
Niamh you stopped at nothing to make sure Alex and I had the most incredible day of our lives! Nothing I can say could translate the gratitude we have for you, your team, your execution, and delivery from the months leading up to especially the day of. 5 stars isn't a limit that could capture all you have done, but for those that know me best (and you too perhaps after this journey), know that when I say you are the best wedding coordinator we two could have ever had! If anyone is looking for a coordinator that will guide you through the entire planning process and see through the day of,with both the highest professionalism and finesse, I promise you will not go wrong with Nimah McCarthy. I'm a bit of a control freak (being honest) but felt so comfortable having her steer through the day - and she pulled off WAY better than I envisioned. She was the go to person coordinating everything on our behalf. There was never a doubt in our minds choosing The Maryborough, it was the Best decision we made. I mean it without doubt. Nimah and her team's talent far exceeds anything I know. There was nothing that was too much trouble for them from start to finish. what we loved was how well they looked after us and Niamh was always there at the end of the phone if I had any queries no matter what time of day or night it was. She was so efficient and professional. Thank you to Niamh and her team for making our dreams come true!Thank you for helping to make our special day so memorable! Fiona and Alex
Steph MacDonald
Added 19th Sep 2016
Wedding 26th Aug 2016
We had an such a fantastic day at Maryborough Hotel and we could not have picked a more perfect venue for our wedding. Shane and all the staff couldn't have done more for us and our guests. Everyone was blown away by the gardens, the orangery, the food and how amazing all the staff were. From start to finish everything was brilliant. Melanie was our wedding co-ordinator and provided us with constant help and guidance. We were living in New York and she was always available over the phone which made planning the wedding from abroad so much easier. All of this made our day even more amazing and we would highly recommend Maryborough Hotel as a wedding venue!
Sarah Dyer
Added 9th Aug 2016
Wedding 25th Jun 2016
What a venue! Perfect is an understatement! We had Niamh as our wedding planner and even though she wasn't there the day of our wedding everything was perfect! Every detail was looked after which made the day relaxing for both us and our guests! We used the orangery for our ceremony and it was amazing!! 5 stars is not enough!! Couldn't have faulted anything!!
Sinead and Cathal
Added 16th May 2016
Wedding 13th May 2016
Friday 13th unlucky for some definitely not for us!! We had an amazing day and don't know where to begin to thank every single staff member for the amazing Trojan work they did to give us a fantastic day... Niamh you are an outstanding wedding co-ordinator I loved all our chats and thanks for organising the sunshine as well!! Friday was one of the best days of our lives thanks again Sinèad and Cathal
Kelly-Ann & Michael Byrne
Added 2nd Aug 2016
Wedding 8th Apr 2016
We had a brilliant day at The Maryborough. The staff were excellent and the level of professionalism is to be commended. The Orangery sold the hotel to us. It is such a great room for a wedding. The food, reception room, the guest rooms, the grounds are superb. The hotel is modern and sleek and traditional at the same time. We couldn't recommend it enough.
Shane & Orla
Added 27th May 2016
Wedding 16th Mar 2016
The Maryborough House Hotel were just fantastic to deal with. Made the whole process from booking our date to planning menus,seating etc so easy. All staff there are incredibly friendly and really go the extra mile to help you. Food was excellent and this was commented on by many of our guests. cant recommend this hotel highly enough . Thanks to all at The Maryborough House Hotel.
Amanda james
Added 25th Nov 2015
Wedding 16th Oct 2015
The whole experience was amazing. We looked at a few hotels but once we sat with Niamh the events manager I was sold! I just trusted that they would deliver the wedding of our dreams and they didn't disappoint!! The food was beautiful and the orangery is just so beautiful for your drinks reception. All of the staff were just so helpful during the day and you were made feel like you were the first wedding they had ever had in the hotel! I was weak for myself if I'm honest!! Even the security staff at night were just so pleasant and even though it was all hours of the morning! I wish I could do it all again!!! Amazing! Just loved this venue!
Added 5th Apr 2016
Wedding 12th Sep 2015
From the beginning to end the service that we received from the Marlborough was outstanding. Niamh McCarthy was our wedding planner and she was amazing to deal with. On the day itself, everyone complimented the food with was gorgeous. I would highly recommend the Marlborough to anyone planning their wedding.
Eimear Vasseur
Added 5th Apr 2016
Wedding 20th Aug 2015
Couldn't fault the service and professionalism on our wedding day. We were made feel like A-list superstars for the day! I couldn't recommend Maryborough high enough and Niamh or wedding planner was excellent. Only disappointing thing was when we were leaving there was so much going on with paying the bill etc that we forgot our cake. We rang that afternoon to say we would collect it in the morning. But the cake was taken and there was 2 boxes of champagne left over that no one told us we had left over. The staff were very busy catering for another wedding so I didn't want to make a song and dance over it but I was disappointed and felt that was not managed very well. I never received an apology.
Added 7th Oct 2015
Wedding 14th Aug 2015
Highly recommend.
Added 7th Oct 2015
Wedding 18th Jul 2015
Amazing venue and the most amazing people to deal with! As a bride Living abroad it was great to have them looking after all the details and so so helpful! Could not recommend this venue enough such a special place!
Added 14th Aug 2015
Wedding 15th Jul 2015
The staff were great leading up to the wedding and were great on the day, the only thing we didn't like was that no one was allowed steak knifes. Other than the steak knifes I can't fault them and I would recommend having a civil ceremony and reception there or even just the reception. The orangery was beautiful.
Anna & Ian
Added 4th Nov 2015
Wedding 4th Jul 2015
Absolutely fantastic venue and the most professional and helpful staff I have ever come across. From the moment we met with Niamh in January 2014 we knew the Maryborough was the place for our wedding. Nothing was ever a problem for the staff at the Maryborough. Niamh helped us organise everything from the day of the wedding to the following day. It was the most amazing day of our lives and we can not thank everyone in the Maryborough enough.
Noreen O'Gorman
Added 14th May 2015
Wedding 11th Apr 2015
We couldn't have been happier with our wedding day at the Maryborough Hotel. From the moment we booked the date they made sure every detail was looked after. The new orangery was beautiful for the reception and was ideal for photos. The food was gorgeous just as it was at our tasting meal. We were so well looked after by Dominic on the day we didn't have to worry about a thing and could relax and enjoy the day. I would highly recommend the Maryborough Hotel for anyone looking for a venue, fabulous hotel, great location, fantastic service!
Kerry and Chris
Added 12th May 2015
Wedding 27th Aug 2014
We had an amazing day. Mary was our contact and she made us feel so assured . Mary was always so patient and always available to help, We so appreciated it and the piece of mind provided was priceless, We will be recommending the Maryborough to friends and family.The staff on the day were excellent so polite and obliging, Dominic was great, Neilius was also so helpful and even provided plasters and slippers when my feet were killing me from all the dancing! Katie was also so lovely the next morning at breakfast and could not have done more for us. We felt almost like celebrities in the hotel we were treated so well. The room was also so beautiful and everything we wanted was in the exact place we wanted it in. The Maryborough and all the wonderful staff helped make our day so special.
Kerry and Chris
Added 12th May 2015
Wedding 27th Aug 2014
We had an amazing day. Mary was our contact and she made us feel so assured . Mary was always so patient and always available to help, We so appreciated it and the piece of mind provided was priceless, We will be recommending the Maryborough to friends and family.The staff on the day were excellent so polite and obliging, Dominic was great, Neilius was also so helpful and even provided plasters and slippers when my feet were killing me from all the dancing! Katie was also so lovely the next morning at breakfast and could not have done more for us. We felt almost like celebrities in the hotel we were treated so well. The room was also so beautiful and everything we wanted was in the exact place we wanted it in. The Maryborough and all the wonderful staff helped make our day so special.
Amy O Brien
Added 11th May 2015
Wedding 29th May 2014
Absolutely loved having my wedding here! My advice for future brides is, don't be afraid to come forward with any ideas you have that might be outside the box. The Maryborough went above and beyond to make sure we had our outdoor ceremony even though they hadn't done one before. They surpassed my expectations and wowed our guests!
Kate & Michael
Added 10th May 2014
Hi Niamh, Quick mail to say a huge thanks to you, Dominic and all at the Hotel. Not sure whether or not you were working yesterday but we dashed off once we got my parents and sisters on the road and have been sleeping since. We could not have been happier with the hotel's performance on Saturday. While confident we had made the right call all along we have received so many compliments about the food, the hotel staff, the dome and the wedding that it has surpassed our wildest expectations. We are absolutely thrilled with how this has gone. Please express our thanks to the kitchen staff in particular. A great performance. We will call up over the next week or so for a quick chat once the dust settles. Many thanks,
Katie & Colin
Added 30th Apr 2014
Hi mary , This is a long overdue email to say thank you to you for all your help with organising the wedding . You were fabulous to us and thank you so much for all the effort and organising you did. From start to finish we had the most magical day and a huge part of that was due to you ,Sarah Dominic and all the staff at the Maryborough. It was everything and more We could of ever asked or wished for. All of our friends and family are still talking about what a fantastic hotel it was , between the beautiful grounds,gorgeous bedrooms,amazing spa , friendly and welcoming staff and the food was absolutely out of this world . We couldn't recommend it enough , the whole weekend was just more then I could of ever imagined. I have to say that Dominic made everything so easy for us over the weekend , he is an absolute professional and gentleman , it was such a pleasure to have him work with us. I have never met such an efficient , hard working , calm and friendly person . We are so looking forward to coming to stay again as are most of our friends and family . The hotel deserves so much recognition, it's just fantastic and you and all the staff make it that way ! Many Thanks,
Clare & Conor
Added 15th Mar 2014
Niamh, Please see below review, I hope this gets our thankfulness across!! It’s hard to know where to begin to thank the Maryborough Hotel and all their staff for all they did for us on our wedding day. From the moment we met Niamh we knew we were in safe hands. Her attentiveness, professionalism and positive demeanour made her an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Niamh understood exactly what we wanted from our day and made sure it was all in place for us which made planning our wedding a much more positive experience. I always knew Niamh was at the end of the phone or an email with a rapid response and suggestions should any query arise. In the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself, every member of staff we met were so welcoming, there is a real feeling of family from the team in the Maryborough. Dominic was the manager on duty the day of our wedding, which was also the day Ireland won the Six Nations! Dominic spoke to us when we arrived in relation to the possibility of pushing the time of the meal until after the game, obviously we couldn’t drag our guests away from the game and we are glad we took his advice. Our concern that the food would suffer as a result should not have been entertained as the food was impeccable, so much so all our guests are still talking about it. All in all I would not have any hesitation in recommending the Maryborough Hotel to any couple, every aspect of the day was perfect and the team are true professionals who are with you every step of the way. And Niamh is an absolute star!
Nev & Ais
Added 4th Aug 2013
Hi Niamh, I just wanted to drop a quick email to say thank you for a fantastic day for our wedding. Everything went exceptionally well and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was fantastic, the adaptability for the timings & for the speeches to be on the slope was great and the excellent standard of the food has been commented on many, many times (especially Ais with her Pizza). Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the team; their hard work is much appreciated and I am sure will result in further bookings (I have already heard that several friends of friends have had the Maryborough recommended to them because of the day). Thanks again
Ciaran and Siobhan Stewart
Added 19th Jul 2013
From the minute we walked into Maryborough House for our wedding show around we were impressed. We met with Niamh who was professional, friendly and answered all our questions and really helped us in every way she could. Having lived in Cork until recently we regularly visited Maryborough House for family occasions but we really had no idea how special it was going to be for our wedding. Lots of friends and family traveled from Galway, Offaly and Dubai to the wedding and are still talking about the beautiful setting, the gardens, the delicious food, the luxurious bedrooms and the excellent service. Thank to you everybody at Maryborough House Hotel and wishing you continued success
Claire & Philip
Added 30th Nov 2012
Niamh Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding at maryborough :) It was a fantastic day. Yourself, Sean and the rest of the staff were amazing!!!! Back to work here and normality!! But totally ok with that as Xmas is not long round the corner :) Il be sure to send you on pics :) Thanks again Claire and Philip :) xx
Jackie, Paul and family
Added 12th Nov 2012
I just want to say THANK YOU! We had a fantastic day, everyone was brilliant.All the guests are still talking about what a nice hotel it is, the food was gorgeous and how there was loads of food (ye managed to fill my bottomless guest, far play) and how free flowing the wine was. Yourself and Sean were outstanding, so professional, helpful,friendly, ye were brilliant cant praise ye enough.Our guest that were up-graded to the spa rooms are still going around showing off the pictures of the room. They came up to me the day of the wedding so excited, it was great to see.All the staff are a credit to ye, especially the bar staff and the lads clearing the function room. I could go one all day about how good ye all are, and how ye made our wedding day extra special. I will be recommending the Marybourgh to everyone I know that is getting married.
Laura-Jane & Alan
Added 9th Nov 2012
The whole event really came together so so well. We were just so impressed with every detail of the day, every member of staff was so fantastic and Shaun made sure everything went so smoothly. You were thanked personally in the speeches for all the hard work and attention to detail you gave to our special day. There was no one thing I would have changed or wished to have done differently. Amazing, amazing amazing! Fantastic feedback from all our guests too! Thank you for all your time and interest. We had the best day ever. You are fantastic at your job.
Christina & Mark
Added 18th Oct 2012
Hi Niamh Just wanted to drop you a line back from honeymoon and trying hard to settle back into the swing of things. I could not have enjoyed my day more and the level of service from ALL in the maryborough was second to none . When guests showed up and confusion in general with the table plan - Niamh you had no problem accommodating them even though you were heading out the door home yourself Mark and I really appreciated it . From all the staff in the hotel from Jenny in reception until Neilus that night to Katie in the breakfast room the next day you made our stay truly a pleasure . I cannot recommend the hotel or yourself enough .
Steve & Anita
Added 14th Sep 2012
My name is Andrew Dunne, Myself and my wife Helen Power had the joy of getting married in your hotel on the 20th of September 2012. This is just an email to say thank you to your hotel on behave of all our guests and ourselves on creating such a brilliant atmosphere in your hotel.Everyone had an amazing time and we are still getting compliments on how smooth and relaxed everything went. All our guests were amazed with the standard of the food and the level of service provided by each and every one of your staff throughout out the hotel, From the girls on reception to the waiters and waitresses in the restaurant. We had a few fussy eaters and even they said they cleared the plate of food as it was so good.There were one or two little stories told to us by our guests that really impressed us, one of our guests asked would it be possible to get a green tea instead of a normal one after the dinner. The waitress who was serving the table duly obliged to the surprise of our guest as there has been times when other hotels have not being as obliging. On the night of the wedding I asked the security guard down by the smoking area downstairs would we be able to have a few chairs to sit on outside as myself and a few of the lads intend on having cigars and would like to sit down, this was not a problem to him and off he went and got us six chairs, no hassle, no fuss ,no bother These may same like little things but to myself and Helen they meant a lot and were part of making our day. A few individuals that stood out for us over the time we dealt with the hotel..... Elaine, our wedding coordinator, lovely woman and a joy to deal with anytime we met or talked with Elaine she allowed us to bounce ideas around on what we wanted to do and then would give her opinion on whether it would work or not and if she felt it might not always came up with a little solution to the problem. She was always available to us so I would make sure to keep her as she is one of the good ones. Dominic, a pure gent and a pleasure to have had him involved in our wedding. He approached me on the morning of the wedding and told me to make sure myself and Helen enjoyed the day and that he would always be within 20ft of us for the day making sure everything went the way it was meant to and through to his word he was, during my speech I had a prop put aside and when I turned around to use it at first I couldn’t see where it was but then out of nowhere Dominic appeared with the prop and handed it to me, Little things like this made the day feel that little bit more special. Roy and Alan behind the bar, We first met the two lads when we did our tasting in June and when we left myself and Helen both hoped the two lads would be working the weekend of our wedding and sure enough they were, They both remembered myself and Helen straight away and we all caught up chatting just like we had at our tasting. The lads are a credit to your hotel with their chat and banter that they had with ourselves and indeed all our guests. A group of our friends would particularly like to thank the lads for the sandwiches they sent out to them on the afternoon after the wedding as they were having a few cures and the sandwiches helped them through till the evening. My guests would also like to compliment the lads on their cocktail making skills, keep it up lads! Martin, our bar man out in the marquee also a gent, hope all is well with him and his wife’s new arrival. Jenny on reception, absolute pleasure, nothing was ever a problem for her to deal with and always had a smile on her face. Also the young porter who had to slave bring up the bits and pieces up to the honeymoon suite, fair play cause there was a lot and even after going up the stairs a fair few times still made sure that everything was where it should have been and always with a smile. Marie in reservations was so helpful in the build-up to the wedding, any updates on guests booking the rooms that I need were always sent to me straight away and unfortunately we never got to thank her while we were there To some up the email, you have a unique and wonderful team in the Maryborough hotel and we cannot thank you enough for the way everyone at the wedding was treated, Our day couldn’t have been so good without the help of all your staff,We would appreciate if you could forward this email on to the relevant staff mentioned above. We look forward to returning on our first anniversary to see how the renovations in the bar have gone, and we hope to possibly return before then too. Once again a big thank you to everyone in your beautiful hotel for making our day so special and very memorable. Andrew & Helen The Wedding Day went better than expected and a great time was had by all. So many of our guests have mentioned how much they enjoyed the day at the Maryborough, with the food receiving the highest praise. A big thank you to you, Dominic and all the staff for helping to make it a very special day for us. Warm Regards
Lisa and Niall
Added 7th Sep 2012
Niall and I would like to say a huge thank you to yourself, Sean and all the staff at The Maryborough House Hotel. We had the most wonderful wedding day and the service the hotel provided was superb. We definitely lost count of the amount of people saying to us what a great wedding it was and that the food was fabulous. We were lucky with the weather that day and our guests were able to relax in the sun with a cocktail. The marquee is fantastic – such a great setting for an afternoon of drinking ? Elaine – we personally would like to thank you for your service in the build up to the big day. Thank you for listening to all our queries regarding the menu and for tweaking it to suit us. Thank you for making the whole process so easy for us. We were definitely very relaxed the week of the wedding and we knew we didn’t have to worry about anything when it came to the hotel aspect. Can you pass the following messages for us please? Sean – thank you so much for taking such good care of us on our big day. It was flawless. The whole day just goes by so quickly and everyone is so busy it was hard to grab a minute with you. So we definitely want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you. To the Chef – what can we say…superb!!!! Everyone raved about how fantastic the food was. It was truly delicious. Thank you for a top class meal. To all the staff – thank you for the excellent service. We are really looking forward to coming back next year for our anniversary. Thank you for the invite. Kindest regards,
Added 20th Jul 2012
We have so much to thank you for Niamh. The wedding just exceeded our expectations in every way. Everything at Maryborough was just perfect. Not a single thing went wrong. We have received so many compliments over the past two weeks about the food, the staff, the setting. The room looked gorgeous! I'm just sorry I wasn't a guest at the wedding because I felt I couldn't appreciate it properly everything was just passing me by in a daze. All our guests just could not believe how great it all was. Sean was just amazing on the day. He looked after us, our parents and all the guests so well and nothing was a problem to him. We had the best day of our lives it goes without saying and we couldn't have done it without all your help and guidance throughout the past few months. You are a true professional and a credit to the hotel and we really enjoyed meeting you and working with you! Thanks so much for everything I do not think we will ever be able to thank you enough. We'll be looking forward to seeing you some day that we're in. Thanks again for everything!
Tony and Grace Barry
Added 20th Jul 2012
Myself and my wife Grace just wanted to say thanks to you and everybody who helped us coming up to and during our wedding day. Leading up to the wedding you looked after our every need and made it a very easy process for us so thanks. Sean was fantastic for the main event and looked after our every need with great professionalism. The entire day went off without a single hitch. The food was superb and thanks to Gerry and all his staff for that. All the staff for our wedding did an amazing job and we are so glad we chose the Maryborough. Leading up to the wedding Domnick,Justin, and Siva made us feel very comfortable with our choice of the Maryborough. Please pass on our appreciation to everybody. We were so happy they way things turned out and would have no hesitation in recommending the Maryborough. Thanks again for a fantastic wedding that will live with us forever,
Tony and Grace Barry.
Added 19th Jul 2012
Hi Niamh, Myself and my wife Grace just wanted to say thanks to you and everybody who helped us coming up to and during our wedding day. Leading up to the wedding you looked after our every need and made it a very easy process for us so thanks. Sean was fantastic for the main event and looked after our every need with great professionalism. The entire day went off without a single hitch. The food was superb and thanks to Gerry and all his staff for that. All the staff for our wedding did an amazing job and we are so glad we chose the Maryborough. Leading up to the wedding Domnick,Justin, and Siva made us feel very comfortable with our choice of the Maryborough. Please pass on our appreciation to everybody. We were so happy they way things turned out and would have no hesitation in recommending the Maryborough. Thanks again for a fantastic wedding that will live with us forever,
Deirdre & anthony
Added 15th Jun 2012
We booked the Maryborough house hotel in Feb 2012 for our wedding on the 6th July 2012. Between those dates we made many an excuse to go to the hotel simply to soak up what can only be described as a little bit of heaven. Like all newlyweds we kept on saying “it was the best day in my life” and i believe all of the hardworking staff in the Maryborough had a considerable role in making it so. Each member of staff we encountered was friendly, professional and helpful from the reception staff to the banqueting and bar staff. We had the absolute pleasure of dealing with Niamh Mc Carthy when co-ordinating the wedding. All of her advice was spot on and much appreciated. From day one i had great confidence in all of the staff, it became clear that they have a lot of experience in catering for weddings and are experts in their field. The wedding packages available offer great quality and value. We loved the bridal suite, the style was in keeping with the grand old house, however it had all the mod cons and was very comfortable and spacious. Some of the staff came out to wave the bridal party off when we went to the church. A small gesture but it really was a lovely touch and reflects excellent hospitality. The canapés and drinks reception in the marquee was lovely. It was enjoyed by all even though the rain was pouring from the heavens in the beautiful gardens. The wedding meal was incredible, we were delighted. For weeks afterwards we were getting high praise for the standard of food. It really was a beautiful meal and it got better with each course. Besides the wedding period we have overnighted in the hotel on several occasions and were always delighted with our rooms. Spacious, clean and comfortable. The Deluxe rooms have a balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds and the Jacuzzi bath is a lovely touch in the spa rooms. Many of our guests stayed in the hotel around the time of the wedding and had such positive feedback and many have plans to return to the Maryborough just for a bit of R&R. The week before the wedding we had a fantastic relaxing massage as part of our package. The Spa is a beautiful space and i recommend folk to spend time in the thermal suite before your treatment. My husband was slightly reluctant initially, however i can safely say he is now planning to pop down to the Spa the next time we stay in the Maryborough. We have been lucky to stay in several 5 star hotels in Ireland. Even immediately after the wedding we treated ourselves to a few nights in what is deemed to be one of Irelands top hotels and to be entirely honest the overall package offered to guests in the Maryborough is superior For me it is the perfect hotel, the staff are professional and friendly, the interior is beautiful and homely, the rooms are comfortable with all the mod cons, the food outstanding. Well done to all who work there and to all that visit enjoy every minute.
Niamh & Shane
Added 13th Apr 2012
We would like to say a huge thank you. The wedding food was superb, the best wedding food any of us have had.We loved the way the chef took our ideas and made them his own and produced great dishes.As we, the brides family and the groom are all vegetarians, we wanted the best and that's what we got. We were delighted with the hotel on all counts: the superb service and welcome, reception staff, table staff, management, the food, our rooms, the bridal suite, the receptions, the music (which the hotel had recommended), the grounds and much more and also thank you for your professionalism and patience: essential during such a significant and happy celebration. So, many many thanks to you all who worked hard to make it a fairytale wedding, a dream come true!
Gillian & Kevin
Added 28th Oct 2010
We got married at the Maryborough in August this year. Before we saw the Maryborough, we`d been to a number of other hotels in Cork City and Kinsale, but as soon as we saw the Maryborough, our minds were made up. They were accomodating of our civil ceremony, the grounds and also the interior of the hotel is gorgeous and the staff, especially Sinead who we mainly dealt with, were fantastic from the word go. We found we had such an easy time dealing with Sinead that when we got close to the wedding it felt almost like we`d forgotten something major because everything went so smooth and there was no hassle- I had imagined (also from hearing other peoples` stories) that there`d be so much running around and stress- our day didn`t turn out like that at all. The hotel took care of every last detail, the food was amazing, all of our guests were well looked after and all loved the hotel. I can`t wait to see how our pictures turn out! Also, just as a final glowing endorsement- the bridal suite is out of this world- we didn`t see it until the day before the wedding and it took our breath away, you`ll be well & truly spoilt there!
Lisa & Aonghus Cotter
Added 28th Jun 2010
We had the most magical day of our lives this march in the Maryborough hotel. Every detail was catered for no matter how big or small. We spent many a morning with Elaine going through our thoughts and Elaine gave her expert opinion without fail. Eliane is like breath of fresh air, she was on the ball with everything and we were totally confident that our day would be very special. Everything from start to finish was 100% perfect. Every member of the hotel staff and management were smiling, friendly and professional. All our guests raved about the food and atmosphere in the hotel. I even had someone tell me that our wedding was better than her own wedding! That was some complement as you well know every bride thinks their wedding is the best ever !! We would do it all over again and change nothing.
Michelle & Peter
Added 28th Jun 2010
Sinead, Sean and all the team at the Maryborough ensured our wedding day on January 1st was a truly memorable one. The unique setting, the food, the service and attention to detail was second to none. Overall a beautiful hotel with high standards and impeccable service
Ann & David
Added 28th Jun 2010
A big thank you to all at The Maryborough Hotel for such a wonderful experience: both the day itself and the lead up were extremely well organized and stress-free. Thanks to your personal touch, David and I have great memories from our wedding day. Our guests were delighted with the beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere and high level of service. We were all very impressed with the attention to detail and professionalism of the staff. The food surpassed our wildest expectations with guests commenting on the quality and presentation. Our wedding day was truly memorable and an utterly unique experience: our enduring memory of the 'big' day will be of sipping champagne in your beautiful gardens soaking up some unexpected April sun!
Paul & Michelle O’Brien
Added 28th Jun 2010
In our view the correct venue is critical to the wedding experience. The service and the attentiveness to our requirements from the staff at The Maryborough was first class. From day one through to the big day we felt confident and relaxed in the care of these professionals, just what you need under the circumstances. We couldn’t have asked for more and the guests praised the event for a long time to follow. Thanks again to all the staff at The Maryborough who made our wedding such a special day.
Shelley & Mark Warner
Added 1st May 2010
We can not say enough good things about the Maryborough. From the day I rang to enquire about dates and making an appointment to view, Sinead stood out as being different to the rest. Maryborough was the 5th hotel I rang that morning – I had a list, I was put through to Sinead and she was so friendly, the first thing she did was congratulate us on our engagement I realised at that moment that this was the first hotel that had done that – and it was just a lovely touch but also it made me thing the hotel were friendly and didn’t seem bored but the whole wedding planning thing. We met Sinead that week and she was just lovely – seemed genuinely excited for us and very willing to take the wedding planning journey with us While it was the first hotel we viewed we viewed another 7 after and each one was a disappointment in comparison From the Manager standing us up, to another manager being 40 minutes late for our appointment, and then another hotel told us have a wander ourselves and see how we get on It made us more and more aware of how different the Maryborough and Sinead had been. So obviously we booked the Maryborough and they were just super to deal with I think our favourite bit was we dealt with Sinead each time – one of my friends is getting married and every time she meets her hotel it’s a different person. We were able to build up a relationship with Sinead and she kept track of everything we asked for and made sure it all happened on the day. We only met with Sinead 3 times in total from viewing to the big day but there were a good few email and phone conversations. There was no task to great for this hotel, anything we asked for was looked after. Also on price we found the girls very fair to deal with. The day itself was perfect – with all our guests commenting on the service, the food, how lovely the rooms were. We left the Maryborough after our wedding totally delighted and we have both said there wasn’t one thing they could have done better
Norma & Marc Duggan
We cannot recommend the Maryborough Hotel & Spa highly enough. From our first trip to the hotel, to the big day itself, Elaine and the rest of the staff could not do enough for us and were so helpful. Sean ensured that everything on the day flowed absolutely smoothly and we are so grateful to him and Elaine for making our day a very, very special one. We still receive compliments from our guests about the day, with many still raving about the hotel's delicious food and excellent service - not an easy feat with over 200 guests to feed and cater for! Any Maryborough brides & grooms out there are extremely lucky and we hope that they enjoy the experience as much as we did.
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