Cork is a beautiful city in south-west Ireland in Munster. The city is split into two channels by the River Lee at the western end before converging again at the eastern end where there are wonderful quays and docks along the river banks towards Cork Harbour, which is one of the largest natural harbours in the world. With all this natural beauty, is it any surprise that couples’ choose Cork for their wedding time and time again.
The city of Cork is full of history, having been founded in the 6th century by Saint Finbarr. The city was fully walled in the past and sections of ancient gates and walls still remain today. Cork has a musical background with the Cork School of Music being a renowned music school in Ireland. Famous musical alumni include the Opera singers Brendan Collins and Cara O’Sullivan as well as more contemporary acts such as Rory Gallagher and Mick Flannery.
Lonely Planet described Cork as being “at the top of its game: sophisticated, vibrant and diverse,” much like the following fantastic wedding venues that can be found across the city.
Ballinacurra House, Kinsale
Ballinacurra is a truly stunning venue for your wedding, offering an exclusive luxury setting for your big day! The house itself definitely has the WOW factor; an 18th-century luxury Cork mansion set within a wonderful walled garden with over 40 acres of spectacular lawns and woodland. When you are here this place is reminiscent of old-world wealth creating a feeling of magnificent grandeur rarely found. This house offers you all the luxuries of a 5* hotel without any of the stuffiness. The house is near one of Ireland's premier tourist towns – Kinsale, renowned for its famous forts, stunning harbour and its history. Ballinacura offers over 30 years of experience and is truly a one-of-a-kind venue for your special day and with a personal chef and total privacy it is the ultimate romantic destination wedding.
Eccles Hotel. Glengarriff, West Cork
The Eccles Hotel is one of ‘The Fab 50', Ireland's 50 Best Places to Stay for 2018,' situated in the charming village of Glengarriff overlooking Garinish Island and Bantry Bay. The attractive hotel is infused with over 250 years of history and this seafront venue is one of Cork's most popular wedding destinations! Combining a rich history of heritage with a truly romantic setting, Eccles Hotel is the perfect place for your wedding, and with its newly refurbished bridal suite, you have the opportunity to sit out on the balcony taking in the stunning panoramic views on the first morning of your married lives together.
Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas
If you are looking for a breath-taking backdrop to your wedding day, look no further than the Maryborough Hotel & Spa in Douglas. Nestled in 18 acres of natural parkland, this tranquil setting is perfect for a stylish luxury wedding in Cork with the added benefit of spa facilities on-site. The team at Maryborough Hotel & Spa are on hand to make sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch, offering their meticulous eye for detail and unrivalled service to you and your guests. With a team of expert chefs and event organisers, alongside the charm and character of the hotel, you can have total peace of mind that everything is taken care of on the day, so you can enjoy it as much as your guests.
The Garryvoe Hotel, Ballycotton Bay
The Garryvoe Hotel is a family-owned, independent four-star hotel in Ballycotton Bay, offering stunning coastal views alongside award-winning weddings since the 1900s. Recently awarded the “Best Waterside Wedding Venue 2019” from WeddingsOnline, you can be sure that your wedding at The Garryvoe Hotel will last long in your memory. With five miles of sandy beach, Ballycotton Bay makes for the perfect romantic setting for your important day, and with the award-winning team of the Garryvoe Hotel taking care of everything else you know that your guests will love the atmosphere, the food and the party that follows.
Crosshaven House, Crosshaven
Crosshaven House is an elegant eighteenth-century country house in the picturesque village of Crosshaven. This fine Georgian house offers stunning views over Curabinny Wood and Cork Harbour and is the perfect place for a scenic wedding. If you are looking for a fantastic blend of heritage and history combined with modern living this is the place for you! Beautiful beaches are only a stroll away for your wedding party making it the ideal venue for an extended wedding celebration. With original period features inside which have been carefully conserved and restored this unique Georgian country house offers a sophisticated and upmarket venue for your big day.
Exciting wedding venues in Cork
These five fantastic venues are all close to the cosmopolitan city of Cork, with its vibrant shops, busy bars and cool coffee shops. Cork is a laid back city with a fresh and friendly welcoming vibe with its own way of doing things. So, whether you are looking for your art-fix at the Crawford gallery or the eerie history of the city, you and your guests will find plenty of things to keep you entertained on the build-up and after your big day!
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