"Wedding at Fota Island & First Anniversary Stay"
We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Fota Island Resort over the weekend having had our wedding there on 24th September 2016. We had such a fabulous stay! We were looked after so well, it felt like our wedding weekend all over again.
It may be a cliché but our wedding day truly was the best day of our lives and Fota Island played a huge part in making it so special and incredible from start to finish. From the minute we booked Fota for our wedding day, to the wedding day itself, and the BBQ at the Clubhouse for our day after celebration, the whole experience was outstanding.
What made the experience extra special for us, apart from the five-star setting, surroundings and facilities, were the people that we dealt with along the way….
Firstly, the wedding team are incredible, so friendly, patient, helpful, supportive and full of the best advice. Patricia, Michelle and Rachel are all the above and more. The list of little details and all the help was amazing. In our planning meetings in the lead up to the wedding day, no detail was over-looked. Everything was absolute perfection and there was never any job or request too big or too small! Every little detail was thought of and all bases were covered. Of course, this meant that we could relax and enjoy the build-up and all the excitement in the lead up to our wedding and on the day, knowing that everything was under control. We knew everything would be perfect on the day and we have the exceptional wedding team at Fota to thank for this! The wedding team are, in our opinion second to none and it is no surprise that Fota Island continues to win awards time and time again as a top wedding venue.
Special mention also goes to Will, the manager in charge on the day. We had met Will a few times in the run up to our wedding day. He looked after us on the night of our menu tasting and provided us with invaluable advice and help on choosing the perfect menu and wine to accompany it. We knew we were in very safe and capable hands! This was exactly the case on the wedding day. We were treated like royalty throughout the day and night and we felt so unbelievably special. We were so glad to have such a friendly and professional manager looking after us and again no request went unnoticed! In fact, the same can be said for our return stay to celebrate our anniversary. Once again, Will and his team looked after us incredibly well and it was so nice to meet him again.
Thanks also to the General Manager, Brendan for greeting us as we arrived at the hotel, to Leslie the Concierge for driving us to and from the Church in the beautiful Bentley, and to the Fota Fitness team for whipping us into shape!
We received endless compliments from all our guests on the stunning venue, food, wine and the impeccable staff. We would just like to add to that and say that only a venue like Fota Island Resort could have made our Wedding Day so magical and perfect. Everything is out of this world and we would highly recommend Fota Island Resort as a wedding venue. It really is exceptional.
Thanks again to you all for making it so very special.