If you've never been to Fota Island Resort, a unique island getaway in the East Cork countryside, we think it's about time you did! As one of Ireland's leading five-star resorts, it's not only a must-visit hotel, but a drop-dead gorgeous wedding venue, too! Located in the heart of a stunning 780-acre estate, the venue really spoils its couples and their guests with scenery - the natural beauty of Fota Island is hard to beat! Whether you're looking for a high-end wedding reception venue, or would like to hold the full wedding, including the ceremony, on the island, the team at Fota Island Resort can make it happen! So let's take a virtual look around, shall we!?
Fota Island Resort is such a special place for a wedding, whether you're going all out with a large guest list or planning a more intimate gathering. Avenues lined with magnificent oaks and sycamores meet you when you arrive, while the stunning backdrop of the island provides endless opportunities for wedding photographs. The venue is ideally suited to host memorable and beautiful weddings of all shapes and sizes, including everything from civil ceremonies to informal blessings. Best of all, their dedicated wedding team will be happy to customise a package to fully suit your requirements.
There are so many gorgeous spaces to fall in love with at Fota Island Resort;
- Transformed by Hugh Wallace into a fresh, contemporary sequence of spaces very much about clean lines, elegance and sophisticated luxury, the Smith Barry Suite capitalises on its generous floor space, unobstructed views and a large outdoor terrace, bringing in the garden and reflecting the natural light. Moving from the elegant, pre-function space with its marble bar, through the bright new ballroom and out into the landscaped terrace and lawns is a joy, enhanced by the opulence of the décor. Offering panoramic views of the island, the terrace is the perfect spot for an al fresco drinks reception in the Summer months. The Smith Barry Suite can comfortably accommodate from 120 to 300 guests, and can also be divided to cater for smaller gatherings, while retaining access to the landscaped outdoor terrace.
- The Clubhouse at Fota Island Resort is also available for a more relaxed setting, while the surrounding landscape creates the most stunning backdrop for a wedding reception. At the Clubhouse, couples and their guests have exclusive use of The Niblicks function room, an intimate venue that can comfortably accommodate from 60 to 120 guests.
- Civil Ceremonies can be hosted in the resort's many lovely indoor and outdoor spaces, while intimate ceremonies can be accommodated in the Golf Clubhouse.
Using the finest ingredients and premium local produce, and boasting a superb reputation for producing incredible food, the kitchen team at Fota Island Resort will design a tailor-made menu just for you and your guests. The team can cater for all dietary requirements, with extensive vegan and vegetarian options available. There's also a comprehensive wine cellar at Fota Island Resort, so they can to advise you on which wines best complement your menu. They'll even invite you for a complimentary food and wine tasting before the wedding, where you can discuss your menu with Executive Head Chef Cedric Bottarlini.
Fota Island Resort has a range of luxurious accommodation options that your guests will love. With splendid views of the woodlands and golf courses, the hotel has 131 charming, contemporary bedrooms and suites for your guests, which are beautifully decorated and supremely comfortable. Located within walking distance of the resort, their elegant lodges are blissful retreats for those who prefer self-catering accommodation, but would still like to enjoy all the facilities of the resort.
The uniquely stunning landscape, the dedicated team, and the knowledge that you and your guests are in the lap of luxury!
The best way to learn more about weddings at Fota Island Resort is to visit the venue in the flesh! You can arrange a visit by filling out the handy online enquiry form here, emailing email@example.com or phoning +353 (0)21 488 3700.
To learn more about Fota Island, you can check out their website here.