Fota Island Resort

Fota Island, Cork
Bedrooms: 131

Fota Island Resort: Cork

Fota Island Resort is one of the outstanding 5 star luxury wedding hotels in Ireland. Nestled on a peaceful scenic island, Fota Island Resort is set on a 780 acre estate included in the 'Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes' in Ireland.

This picturesque and unique location is the perfect setting for your dream wedding. The avenues are lined with oak and sycamore trees, leading into this tranquil retreat, an elegant and relaxed place where life seems to stand still. A combination of elegance, amenities, natural beauty, serenity and service makes this one of the most idyllic venues on the Irish Coast.


  • Balcony Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach Wedding Venue
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Coastal
  • Country Wedding Venue
  • Dedicated Wedding Planner
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Family Friendly
  • Fishing
  • Gardens
  • Golf Course
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lake View
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Private Parking
  • Reception Concierge
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Sea View
  • Secondary Accommodation
  • Spa
  • Staff Accommodation
  • Unique Wedding Venue
  • Unusual Wedding Venue
  • Waterside


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Orla M
September 2017
"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.
Happy T Cork, Ireland
April 2017
"Wonderful Wedding at Fota Island Resot Clubhouse" On April 6th 2017 @ the Clubhouse in the Fota Island Resort we held our wedding for 70 guests and what an incredible day it was. Just Superb! From the outset when we booked and started planning the wedding we were looked after every step of the way by Rachel Bennett one of the hotels resident wedding planners who is extraordinary. She helped, guided, coaxed and gave advice that ultimately ensured that our big day was stress free and amazing not only for us but also for our guests. In the run up to our big day there was also a Menu Tasting arranged to allow us sample the various food options that will help decide the wedding menu. Oh My God – it was incredible – we needed to be lifted out after sampling the various dishes and the standard was amazing. Be sure to also sample the wines – Just Great!. Bertie was our waiter for the evening (and this is not by accident) but was also our waiter for the top table and he was especially good at looking after our 3 children. They loved him, whatever they wished for I’m afraid to admit they ‘got’! For the day itself we were spoilt, our own little decoration touches were accommodated, our own photographer Declan Gleeson and singer Orla McCarthy were both great. The Registrar Catherine Noonan was fantastic, she was very obliging, made it lovely, intimate & memorable. The Ceremony room was beautifully decorated, the ceremony itself was very special, the wonderful views of the Golf Course while we were having our canapés (to die for) after the ceremony were amazing, the wedding menu and quality was top class and the seamless move from eating to our entertainment seemed to happen very quickly and efficiently that it is a credit to the hotel and to the staff and of course Aidan the Clubhouse Manager. The Honeymoon Suite was divine – only wish we could have had more time to enjoy it – also loved the Bride and Groom Bathrobes – a lovely surprise! Fota afforded us an absolutely amazing day – from beginning to end it was tailored to our suit our unique “family” element. It was really important that our sons & daughters, our wider family and all of our guests were as important as the bride and groom on the day and this was fully achieved thanks to fantastic planning in advance and careful attention to all concerned on the day. It truly was a perfect day. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for making it so. Looking back – would we change anything? How could we - It was perfect ! Thanks to all the Staff and Management at the the Fota Island Resort.
michellewhelton Galway, Ireland
March 2017
"Wedding at Fota clubhouse" When we were looking for a place to have our wedding we chose Fota very early in our search yes the location, hotel and surroundings are out of this world, but Fota offered us so much more. From the start we were minded by Patricia who managed and led us through every detail of our day. We thought living in galway and getting married in Cork would make planning difficult but Patricia took care of us so well from the start the process was smooth and seamless and fun. We had our reception in the clubhouse, in the sunshine and it was amazing. John and his team in the clubhouse minded us on the day were nothing was too big or too small. Our wedding was perfect and that is thanks to the unbelievable team at Fota. Thank you so much for making our day so special.
Mary S
July 2015
What can I saw about Fota Island Resort. This whole place is fantastic. I've been to this hotel loads of times so when it came to choosing a location for our wedding reception it was a no brainer. From the moment we met with the wedding coordinator that was never a doubt that my wedding was going to be amazing. The hotel is just outstanding from the moment you drive in the long drive way you know you're going somewhere special. We chose the 24th of July for our wedding and everytime we called to the hotel before the wedding the service always impressed me. From the door men to the waiters in the restaurant to the management everyone was so polite, friendly and extremely helpful. Our original wedding coordinator had moved on to another hotel in the Fota group so we had the pleasure of working with the new wedding coordinator Patricia. On the run up to the wedding. Patricia was great, so helpful, encouraging, and she took all the stress away when it came to the reception. She set up the tables and the sweet table exactly as I wanted. I had organised baskets for the bathrooms and flip flops for the guests and Patricia organised all of the set up for me so we had nothing to do before the wedding. My mother in law made our wedding cake and so she was very concerned about where it wold be stored before the wedding and again Patricia took cake of all of this and she even brought my mother in law in to see the cake set up before any of the guests were allowed in. Fota is the ideal location for a Wedding. Theres so many great places for pictures. Theres the gorgeous wood area on the way in. The golf club and of course the beautiful gardens outside the function room in Fota. I couldn't have asked of anymore. The service on the day of the wedding was AMAZING. All of our guests were commenting on it. From the drinks reception to the bar staff to the wait staff at dinner. The food was so fantastic and there was plenty of wine for everyone.The function room in Fota talks for it's self. Its beautiful. One of the reasons I loved Fota for a wedding is that all of your guests are kept together. You have a cloakroom and bathrooms and a bar when you walk into the wedding area and your function room is off of that. There are two large double doors that are closed off so you and all your guess feel like your the only ones there and for me that added to the perfection of the day. Our bridal suite was out of this world and when we arrived in there was a gorgeous handwritten card, chocolates and bottle of Champagne from the hotel. Patricia also arrived up with coffee incase we need a bit of energy before the reception started. She had thought of everything. Our room had a separate bedroom, 2 bathrooms and a very large living space with a gorgeous fireplace. We also had a huge wrap around balcony. It was perfect. I couldn't find one fault with Fota. We were treated so fantastically by everyone in the hotel for the whole weekend of our wedding. Fota is a 5 Star hotel but 5 stars aren't enough to express how great it really is.
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  • Wedding Venue Features
  • Located on tranquil island
  • Coastal 780 acre estate
  • Reputation for quality food
  • State of the art spa
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland
  • Woodlands and lakes