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Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Strand Road, Portmarnock, Dublin
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Ever since  the 1907 marriage of the Jameson and Haig families of whiskey dynasty fame, the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links has been the seaside venue of choice for many local and overseas wedding celebrations. Perfectly located on the award-winning ‘Velvet Strand’ beach, nestled between the picturesque, upmarket  villages of  Malahide and Howth on the beautiful North County Dublin coast, the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links offers one of the most magnificent and unique settings in the Dublin area.

On his last official visit to Ireland in 1907, King Edward VII, who often visited the Jameson Family, unveiled a plaque designed specially to commemorate the marriage between members of two great whiskey distilling families, Jameson & Haig. This wedding plaque is still to be seen today in what was the secret south walled garden, starting the great wedding tradition of the hotel, dating back to over 100 years ago

The stunning, natural location on the ‘Velvet Strand’ provides an idyllic backdrop for your photographs or wedding couples can use the intimate ‘Walled Secret Garden’ located on the grounds of the original 19th century Jameson House, once the residence of  the Jameson Family along with their own private golf course, now our renowned championship Portmarnock Golf Links course. We have a tradition of only one Wedding per day.

Our  Wedding Packages have been designed with simplicity in mind based on our years of experience. To make the organisation of your wedding day as easy as possible, we have included some of the most popular choices in our wedding package options and in addition, have invited our preferred wedding suppliers to join with us, giving excellent value for money!

For further details on our wedding packages or any other wedding queries you may have, please contact our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator Allan on: E: [email protected] or T: +353 (0)1 8666 524

At Portmarnock, we are able to host a civil ceremony or informal blessing. The Links Suite is the ideal room for intimate civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and blessings. The hotel's outdoor garden space is also an option for carrying out smaller ceremonies. Our experienced wedding co-ordinators will be able to assist with the careful planning of your special day and check dates available.


18 reviews
Quality of service4.9/5
Added 8th Sep 2019
Wedding 7th Sep 2018
Really impressed with the team in portmarnock. The venue was really fab, the room looked amazing. I hired in chiavari chairs myself and I think the hotel should defo consider getting them as they are much more modern. The food was beautiful, David the manager was so lovely to deal with, and Karen and Ashley. Bridal suite was out of this world. Photo ops on the beach beautiful. Only cons were : not having chiavari chairs - charging extra for lit up dancefloor ,drapes behind top table (both of which were in place at wedding fair leading us to believe were part of the package) -overnight rates for wedding guests quite high, considering not a city centre/5 star hotel Overall though all hotels have cons, and these didnt take from our very good experience in portmarnock
Tara and Dave Cameron
Added 10th Mar 2016
Wedding 5th Mar 2016
We had our wedding at the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf links on Saturday, 5th March. We were incredibly happy with the day itself and cannot speak highly enough of all the staff at the hotel, our wedding co ordinator Karen the beautiful surroundings, fabulous food and excellent accommodations. The hotel staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a fantastic day. We would highly reccomend the hotel to any future bride and grooms.
Sinead O Flaherty
Added 23rd Apr 2015
Wedding 19th Jul 2014
Ludmila and Reese went above and beyond and couldn't fault anything on the day.. Room and food was amazing.. staff were so attentive until the very end.. highly recommend the golf links.
Danielle and Adam
Added 13th Oct 2014
Hi, Just a quick email to say what a wonderful time my fiancé and I had during our stay at the Portmarnock Hotel and golf links. We won the competition a few weeks back and stayed in the hotel on Friday night just gone. The hotel was amazing and for anyone who is looking for a beautiful hotel for a wedding reception I would definitely recommend that they pay the Portmarnock hotel and golf links a visit. Thanks again!
Lea and Shane August 2012
Added 28th Aug 2012
When we decided to go for this venue for our wedding we knew that we are going for a lovely hotel with an amazing landscape, but we didn't really know what to expect in terms of staff. Alison started working with us very close to our wedding date, after our previous wedding coordinator left her position. At first, we were pretty stressed about this change however we realized very quickly that we were in good hands, even better than the previous ones! :) Alison was so professional, replied to every email and phone call, while fulfilling every request we had, which were sometimes different and new for her due to the fact it was an Irish-Israeli wedding and we wanted to combine both traditions. On the day, Alison and Denis did a great job and everything went according to plan, with no hick-ups at all! Food was just amazing, and many guests commented on the fact that everything tasted lovely! Thank you so much Alison!You, Denis and the rest of the staff made our day truly special!
Sara Smith & Edward McCord
Added 31st Dec 2011
Alison we would like to thank you and the team from the bottom of our hearts for every thing you did for us on our wedding and for all your support and advice before the day even arrived. You answered every email, phone call and silly question without hesitation and always had a kind word to say. From the moment we heard about the “wedding in a box” package we knew it suited us. Every thing was to the highest standard. The food & service on the day was superb and any member of staff that we encountered whether we met them passing through the bar, reception, hallway or main room had a smile and some thing nice to say to not only for myself & Eddie but for all our guests. We were all made feel very welcome & special on the day. I couldn’t have asked for more. I wish Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links every success for 2012. Thank you again for making it a day to remember. We would recommend any couple to celebrate their wedding in your hotel.
Ryan & Warren
Added 20th Aug 2011
I want to thank you and all the staff especially Geraldine who was brilliant on the day (20th Aug) everyone was complimenting her to me saying she was great! I couldnt have managed everything without your help, the hotel would be lost without you! All my husbands family (English) said it was the best wedding ever and praised the staff and the hotel as it was the first visit to Ireland and said they will definitely stay in the hotel again on their next visit to Ireland
Sinéad & Nicolas Elkoun
Added 25th Jun 2011
Just a note to extend our heartfelt thanks to you and all the staff at the Portmarnock Hotel for a wonderful wedding weekend. I cannot tell you how professional and kind everyone was; the guests haven't stopped telling us how nice the hotel and staff were, we were really well looked after!A huge thank you to everyone who made our day so special and successful.We will have great joy in recommending Portmarnock to all! Hope to see you again soon in Portmarnock!
Added 2nd Apr 2011
I firstly want to thank you so so much for everything on Saturday. We had an amazing day and your help in organising it all helped to make it very special. The staff couldn't have been more attentive or friendly and plenty of people commented on it. Both of the rooms looked beautiful. It has been wonderful working with you on all of the planning and we both have enjoyed every minutes of it. I cannot thank you enough for everything. After visiting a few hotels and then meeting yourself, your friendliness, relaxed approach and your willingness to be flexible and attentive to what we wanted put you head and shoulders above the others, and that was aside from the beautiful hotel. And that continued right up to the day itself. Thank you so much for everything. Thank you again for everything you did for us over the last few months. Wishing you every success in the future.
Elisabeth and Brian
Added 26th Mar 2011
I just wanted to thank you so much for everything on our big day. We had a brilliant day and everything went really smoothly thanks to you and everyone at the hotel. All our guests also had a great time and loved the hotel and the food. Best regards,
Yvonne & Éanna McGrath Wedding June 25th 2010
Added 25th Jun 2010
We had the perfect wedding day-nothing was too much trouble. The staff were attentive and friendly and a special thanks to Jean Bermingham, who was truly wonderful from the moment we decided to have our wedding reception in Portmarnock. Eddie was also great and couldn’t do enough for us on the big day.The food was delicious and so many of our guests were pleasantly surprised by the quality of it. The location is ideal, the bedrooms spacious and clean and the atmosphere wonderful! Thanks again for everything. I would highly recommend the hotel to any engaged couples out there!
Nicola & Daniel Finnie Wedding 19.06.10
Added 19th Jun 2010
  Our wedding day was held in your hotel on 19.06.10. From the minute we arrived at your hotel it was like a dream. Everything was just perfect, from the staff, flowers, drinks reception, banqueting room, food, cake, bridal suite etc. We were overwhelmed by everything and especially your staff, who were so friendly, helpful and kind. I would like to thank all your staff for making our day so special. In particular i would like to thank Eddie the banqueting manager who was so courteous and told us 'there was nothing to worry about and he was there to look after us', and of course we had nothing to worry about. Eddie was not only our banqueting manager for the day but he was our friend. I would also like to thank Claire on reception. She was so friendly and helpful and had a huge smile for us and the wedding party all through the day and evening. Finally i would like to thank Alison Eivers. Alison is one of the nicest people you could meet and is an asset to your hotel. She was a pleasure to work with and made our day A day to remember. Alison done a fantastic job in organising our big day and had it exactly how we wanted it. Our day would not of went as well as it did unless it was for Alison. I would like to wish your hotel and staff the best of luck for the future. Thank you for an amazing day and i would not hesitate in recommending your hotel to anyone. We will be back soon.
Ciara & Rob Hennessey May 2010
Added 31st May 2010
  Thank you so much for everything on our big day, I was delighted you were in on the Saturday yourself, it was great you were there after holding me hand for the few months coming up to it. The drinks reception outside was a genius idea and went down a treat with everyone after the ceremony. Everyone said the food was amazing, and just thought the hotel was fantastic!!
Helen & Mark Dargan
Added 25th May 2009
Tobin & Dargan wedding 25th May 2009 Dear Alison, We both wanted to contact you to pass on our genuine and sincere thanks to you for your constant hard-work, advice, good humour and patience with us over the 7 months of our wedding planning. What can we say; it was better than we dared to hope! The whole venue made all of our guests, most of whom were staying in the hotel for 2 nights, feel like they were on a wonderful mini beach holiday! They all raved about their rooms and I can honestly say there wasn't a single complaint from anyone on any level. The quality of the entire experience,from the day of the wedding fair, from how kind you were to me every time I called from London in a panic, through your relaxed and calm organisation of every detail as the day approached (anything I thought of you'd already covered!) right up to your warm welcome when we arrived for the reception, made this a day without any nasty experiences, unpleasant surprises, disappointments or upset. The foreign guests had a beautiful introduction to Ireland and many of the others maybe had an equally impressive new look at Dublin. You exceeded our expectations on every level and we were so proud to have all our friends and family treated so well throughout the day. It was my dream to come home to get married where I have so many lovely memories and both Mark and I really will always treasure the stress-free and utterly fun day and night that you and your team facilitated. We'll never forget all that you did for us! We've had lots of our guests contact us since we got back to London to say just how enjoyable it all was. Many remarked that they were extremely impressed with the Portmarnock, 'the best wedding reception [they had]attended', and intend going back for a break themselves.The food was really fabulous and the team on the day anticipated our every need looking after us with a smile that was typical of your own friendly 'no-problem' attitude. The service was attentive, discreet and flawless. As for the honeymoon suite...we didn't want to leave! We really cannot recommend the Portmarnock Hotel highly enough- our wedding was literally the best day of our lives, you did us proud! I wonder if you realise just how much your excellence means to a couple? Sincere thanks and the best of luck for the future- we'll be back for our delayed honeymoon! Kind Regards always,
McGuinn & Crowley wedding 23rd May
Added 23rd May 2009
The hotel were brilliant nothing was a problem even changing the seating plan just before the meal. Everything was so easygoing it made it very relaxing and the food was really good and the feedback we got from all our guests in relation to this was the same. All the staff were extremely helpful and really couldnt have been more helpful and in all cases went beyond the call of duty The fact it was beside the beach and the golf links and the weather was good was a bonus The quality and service throughout all the dealings were extremely high and would recommend the hotel to anybody considering having a wedding or any function
Moloney & O’Connor Wedding 25th April 2009
Added 25th Apr 2009
The reason we picked Portmarnock Golf Links Hotel for our wedding was that we wanted to ensure that we had a very high standard of food and service for our friends and family. The only nervous time we had was in securing the date we wanted. After that we relaxed completely. We were delighted with how the day went, I was stunned at the number of people who said that it was the best wedding they had attended, they raved about the food and the beautiful venue. We went for the Gold Package which provided very good value when compared to other hotels, who priced items individually. The weather was good and it was delightful for our guests to walk by the sea after the meal. Also, as the wedding couple, it was clear that the hotel staff took extra care of us, which added to our very special occasion. We would highly recommend this hotel to engaged couples to have as their venue.
3rd April 2009
Added 3rd Apr 2009
We had our wedding in the Portmarnock Hotel & Links in April 2009. The hotel management and staff did a fantastic job during the planning and on our wedding day. Their professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail helped make the day really special for us both. The food was superb, the atmosphere was relaxed and we didn't have to worry about any of the details during the reception. I would highly recommend this hotel for hosting your wedding reception. Kind rgds
Deirdre and John
Added 7th Mar 2009
Having our wedding in Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links was the best decision we made. All our questions leading up to the big day were answered by Allison and the hotel team, who were always professional and unwaveringly cheerful. No question was left unanswered promptly and satisfactorily. On the day itself everything was perfect. The location as wonderful beside the beach and our guests enjoyed stunning views of the links golfcourse and the sea. The reception room was bright and charmingly decorated. The food was excellently prepared and the acoustics in the room really suited our live band and DJ. The hotel staff couldn't have been friendlier and were always there throughout the day and evening to effortlessly ensure everything went smoothly. We really couldn't recomment the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links highly enough as a place to celebrate the biggest day of your life.
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