Irish couples are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to unique Cork wedding venues, and, whether you’re looking for an opulent country house, boutique city hotel, or unusual ceremony location, you’ve come to the right place, From world class resorts to art galleries-turned-wedding venues, there really is something to suit all styles and budgets in Cork. Without further ado, let’s take a look at 35 amazing wedding venues in Cork!
Countryside Wedding Venues in Cork
1. Castlemartyr Resort
Set on a 220-acre estate, featuring its own castle ruins, lake, and surrounding woodlands, Castlemartyr Resort boasts some beautiful options for outdoor ceremonies and drinks receptions. And, as there’s a policy of only hosting one wedding per day, celebrations at Castlemartyr feel like a garden party thrown by your fanciest relative (who also happens to have impeccable taste!)
Capacity: 200 | castlemartyrresort.ie
2. Ballyvolane House
If it’s a sophisticated, drinks-on-the-lawn kind of affair you’re after, Ballyvolane House might be just the spot for you. This supremely cool country house venue combines the elegance of a Georgian country house with the low-key feel of a boutique music festival venue, so it’s a great option for couples who want to combine luxury and informality.
Capacity: 140 | ballyvolanehouse.ie
3. Blairscove House and Restaurant
Tucked away in a quiet spot along the Wild Atlantic Way, Blairscove House and Restaurant is made for relaxed and intimate parties! Catering for up to 100 guests, Blairscove is best known for its phenomenal restaurant, which appears in the Michelin guide every year, so foodie couples will be in their element here, as will anyone who wants their wedding to feel like a stylish getaway with friends and family. The rustic courtyard and pretty landscaped gardens are ideal for festival-inspired celebrations too!
Capacity: 100 | blairscove.ie
4. Camus Farm Field Kitchen
Brides and grooms seeking the ultimate location for a relaxed, festival inspired celebration, look no further than Camus Farm. Set in 30 acres of West Cork hills, with panoramic views overlooking Clonakilty Bay, this glorious rustic location is on the grounds of a working family-run organic farm with a 200-year-old history. A fully licensed wedding venue, this beautiful space can accommodate indoor and outdoor dining and includes a Ceremonial Circle, licensed restaurant and a covered barn complete with stage for entertainment.
Capacity: 100 | fieldkitchen.ie
5. Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Situated off the coast of West Cork, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is the perfect location for a stress free wedding celebration. Catering for both intimate and large weddings, this idyllic venue boasts luxurious pampering treatments, tranquil surroundings and the Inchydoney Amphitheatre, an elegant ceremony space overlooking the ocean.
Capacity: 300 | inchydoneyisland.com
6. Inish Beg Estate
Located on a private island off the coast of West Cork, accessible by bridge, Inish Beg Estate is like no other wedding venue in the country! The 97-acre estate is home to luxurious, self-catering accommodation for up to 52 guests, an indoor pool, steam room, and spectacular coastal views. Reception spaces include the pretty Octagon marquee, which caters for up to 175 guests. For weddings of up to 250 guests, the estate can accommodate several kinds of larger marquees.
Capacity: 250 | inishbeg.com
7. Liss Ard Estate
A historic country house located in picturesque West Cork, Liss Ard Estate offers the perfect combination of enchanting surroundings and world-class service. The 163-acre estate boasts beautiful gardens, woodlands, and meadows, and even its own private lake! The house itself caters for up to 120 guests, but larger weddings can be accommodated in an on-site marquee.
Capacity: 120+ | lissardestate.ie
8. Fernhill House Hotel
Set within acres of gorgeous gardens nestled in the scenic West Cork countryside, Fernhill House Hotel is a family-run venue that boasts beautiful picturesque grounds perfect for romantic outdoor ceremonies, a gorgeous chandelier-lit garden marquee suitable for ceremonies, drinks receptions or a banquet meal. For larger guest lists, the beautiful reception room in the main house can host up to 300 of your nearest and dearest.
Capacity: 300 | fernhillhousehotel.com
9. Innishannon House Hotel
Built in petit chateau style and dating back to 1720, Innishannon House Hotel is an exclusive wedding venue located in the heart of West Cork. The River Suite overlooks the garden and Bandon River, providing an elegant setting for parties of up to 200 guests, with the option to host an additional 120 for afters.
Capacity: 200 | innishannon-hotel.ie
10. Garryvoe Hotel
If you’ve always dreamed of a beachside wedding, Garryvoe Hotel could be the venue for you. The beautiful, five-mile sandy beach in Ballycotton Bay makes the perfect romantic setting for your magical day. While the hotel can cater to smaller weddings, the jewel in the crown is the purpose-built ballroom inspired by Hollywood glamour of the 1930s. Think soaring, high ceilings highlighted by sparkling cut-crystal chandeliers and wall lights, oversized mirrors and natural light in a palette of soft gold, silver and white.
Capacity: 300 | garryvoehotel.com
11. Ballymaloe House
The iconic Ballymaloe House in East Cork is an incredibly romantic space in the countryside, located just 10 minutes from the Ballycotton cliffs (hello, photo op!) The venue is widely known for the tasty food on offer, boasting a carefully-written menu and wine list for wedding celebrations, and a pretty and rustic standalone function room – The Grainstore.
Capacity: 250 | ballymaloe.ie
12. Blackwater Castle
On the banks of the River Awbeg and perfect for a private wedding is Blackwater Castle. It can seat 120 inside and the castle has two large reception rooms and a number of holiday apartments so guests can be easily accommodated. The castle is also surrounded by woodlands and a private river – the perfect setting for those all-important pictures.
Capacity: 120 | blackwatercastle.com
13. Fota Island Resort
Fota Island Resort is one of the leading five-star wedding hotels in Cork, thanks to its idyllic location in the heart of a 780-acre estate. This luxury Irish wedding venue can cater to very large wedddings, and is surrounded by the gorgeous scenery and natural beauty of Fota Island, and was included in the Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland.
Capacity: 300 | fotaisland.ie
14. Crosshaven House
A lovingly-restored, 18th-century country house overlooking Cork Harbour, Crosshaven House features five elegant en-suite bedrooms and can sleep up to 22 guests. There’s also the added bonus of activities like sailing, fishing, and swimming nearby for you and your guests to enjoy on day two of the celebrations.
Capacity: 300 | crosshavenhouse.ie
15. Eccles Hotel & Spa
With views over Bantry Bay, the Eccles Hotel & Spa is a lush seafront venue that boasts 250 years of history. The wedding venue is utterly romantic and is conveniently located a short distance from Gougane Barra’s St. Finbarr’s Church. The grand Ilnacullin Ballroom would be perfect if you’re considering a large wedding.
Capacity: 250 | eccleshotel.com
16. Actons Hotel
Actons Hotel is the oldest hotel in Kinsale, but thanks to a refurb a couple of years ago, is also one of the most modern! The four-star hotel has a reputation for excellent food, and has 77 beautiful guest rooms and a bar and garden lounge so you and your guests kick back with views overlooking Kinsale Harbour.
Capacity: 200 | actonshotelkinsale.com
17. Ballinacurra House
An 18th-century manor located on a beautiful 40-acre estate, Ballinacurra House is home to several lovely event spaces, but the most popular option is the conjoined Ballroom and Garden Room, which, together, seat up to 150 for dinner. Known for its epic wedding feasts, it draw food lovers from all over the country. It’s located close to vibrant Kinsale town, but this gives you the chance to have an outdoor ceremony in the Cork countryside, before going indoors to enjoy the venue’s gasp-worthy interiors!
Capacity: 150 | ballinacurra.com
18. Barnabrow House
For an unforgettable bash with up to 150 of your closest friends and family members, you can’t go wrong with Barnabrow House. A charming country house estate located just a short drive from Cork city and airport, and offering breathtaking views of the East Cork countryside, it’s home to beautiful spaces, both indoors and out. It’s tough to pick a favourite corner of this sophisticated gem, but the Medieval-style banqueting hall, light-filled conservatory and leafy Fairy Grove are certainly in the running!
Capacity: 150 | barnabrowhouse.ie
19. Sea Church
A recently-renovated 19th-century church with original features and a fascinating history (it was due to play a leading role in an ill-fated Hollywood movie starring Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp), Sea Church is now home to a restaurant and events space with a stunning view of Ballycotton Bay. The unique church space can accommodate up to 100 guests for wedding ceremonies, and up to 50 guests for a seated reception.
Capacity: 50 | seachurch.ie
20. Mossie’s B&B
A 19th-century home set on seven acres of Co. Cork woodland, Mossie’s B&B hosts intimate weddings and elopements of up to 12 guests. Located in the scenic Beara Peninsula, it boasts sea views and stunning gardens.
Capacity: 12 | mossies.ie
21. Longueville House
Longueville House is a breath-taking 300-year-old Georgian country house hidden in the heart of a picturesque 400-acre wooded estate in the Blackwater Valley of North Cork. Available for private hire, the venue specialises in micro weddings for up to 30 resident guests but can cater up to 120 guests. The most unique element is the breathtaking Turner Conservatory, but ceremonies can also take place on the lawn overlooking a wildflower meadow, or in an orchard or a stone courtyard.
Capacity: 120 | longuevillehouse.ie
City Wedding Venues in Cork
22. The River Lee
If you’re dreaming of a stylish wedding in Cork city, you’ll find everything you need at The River Lee. We’re huge fans of the Mirror Room, which seats up to 100 guests but can be adjusted to suit smaller guest lists, too. Featuring parquet flooring, mid-Century chandeliers, gilt-edged mirrors, a handmade mahogany bar, lots of ferns and greenery, a private terrace, and beautiful views of the river through large windows, it’s a seriously Instagrammable space. Restaurant-style seating allows for a more laid-back vibe, and the option to host a civil ceremony in the venue makes The River Lee a gorgeous and fuss-free choice for the big day.
Capacity: 100 | doylecollection.com
23. Triskel Arts Centre
This Georgian church was beautifully restored in 1978 and has since become a popular venue for couples looking for something a little different on their big day. The Triskel Arts Centre can cater to civil weddings, civil partnerships, and personalised ceremonies and will really shine in wedding photographs.
Capacity: 250 | triskelartscentre.ie
24. The Dean
The newly-opened venue just on the outskirts of the city is every bit as cool as its sister hotel of the same name in Dublin. The stunning view from the rooftop bar and restaurant Sophie’s is reason enough to stay at The Dean, but if it’s cool, eclectic interiors you’re after, this one has the edge. Each bedroom is bursting with character and the suites are really special – the penthouse, with its foosball table and mid-century touches, is worth springing for.
Capacity: 80 | thedean.ie
25. St. Peter’s Cork
Right in the heart of the city centre, St Peter’s is gorgeously nestled in a private courtyard and has been beautifully renovated into a light-filled space with chic interiors. It’s the perfect space for an intimate ceremony thanks to its quiet and reverent vibe. The secret garden wraps around the building and offers a great space for guests to relax.
Capacity: up to 100 people seated or 300 standing | stpeterscork.ie
26. Hayfield Manor
Hayfield Manor is acclaimed as a gourmet destination of exceptional culinary expertise. Your wedding menu will be thoughtfully created by their head chef with your input. The family-owned five-star venue in Cork City Centre will provide endless options for your wedding photography thanks to its plush interiors and can accommodate 120 in the Orchid’s Restaurant but really comes into its own for intimate weddings, as the private dining Boole Suite can hold 36 people comfortably. There is a new Bloom at Hayfield Manor cocktail pavillion being added to the property which would be a fabulous spot for day two celebrations
Capacity: 120 | hayfieldmanor.ie
27. The Maryborough Hotel
Located just outside Cork city, The Maryborough Hotel offers extremely calm and secluded surroundings. Originally built in 1710, retains it’s old-world charm within the house with added contemporary convenience in the modern extension where the servant’s quarters, stables and courtyards once were. The beautiful conservatory-style Orangery is a beautiful space for a ceremony or a smaller celebration.
Capacity: 320 | maryborough.com
28. Jacobs on the Mall
An atmospheric restaurant in the heart of Cork city, Jacobs on the Mall is located within the old Turkish Baths. This light-filled restaurant serves a menu of simple fresh modern European cuisine and boasts a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand award. There’s also a moody and chic private dining room available for smaller groupls. he perfect foodie pick for southern city weddings.
Capacity: 130 | jacobsonthemall.com
29. Cork County Cricket Club
If you’re on the hunt for a more relaxed, intimate wedding venue, look no further than Cork County Cricket Club, the perfect location for a small gathering of your closest friends and family. Situated on the Mardyke, in the heart of Cork City, all club members are entitled to host a function at the club, which features a modern bar and dining room. The Long Room pavilion can accommodate up to 60 people for a meal and was constructed for the Cork International Exhibition in 1902.
Capacity: 150 | corkcountycricketclub.com
Ceremony-Only Wedding Venues in Cork
30. Glucksman Gallery
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is an award-winning art gallery based at University College Cork. A truly unique wedding venue for the art-loving couple, it boasts an upstairs gallery space that is catered by the gallery’s own Fresco Bistro and Eatery.
Capacity: 130 | glucksman.org
31. Crawford Art Gallery
Right in the heart of Cork City stands the Crawford Art Gallery which is a unique space for a wedding ceremony. Each ceremony is bespoke and held in working gallery spaces. With multiple unique spaces available for your ceremony, you can create a truly unique experience for you and your guests.
Capacity: 300 | crawfordartgallery.ie
32. Blackrock Castle Observatory
Built in 1582 on the banks of the River Lee by the Cork citizens as a fort to protect the city against pirates and invaders, Blackrock Castle is one of the city’s most iconic and beautiful medieval buildings. Lovingly restored in 2007 and renamed the Blackrock Castle Observatory, it now houses a space centre, but the intimate and ancient setting is also a boutique wedding venue enjoying a breathtaking view over Cork Harbour.
Capacity: 13 | bco.ie
33. Camden Fort Meaghar
With a story at every corner and stunning architecture at every step, Camden Fort Meaghar offers a unique space to celebrate your wedding ceremony in Co. Cork. The ceremony space here is minimal, with stonewashed walls, dark wooden floorboards, and high ceilings – offering a historic setting which you can decorate in any style you wish.
Capacity: 80 | camdenfortmeagher.ie
34. Mall Arts Centre
Mall Arts Centre in Youghal is a 230-year-old riverside arts venue, combining the olde world with the highly contemporary. Situated on the shores of the Blackwater River, The Mall Arts Centre has two enchanting locations for your civil ceremony – the intimate Glass Annexor and the classic Ballroom.
Capacity: 30-200 | livingyoughal.ie
36. Saint George’s Arts and Heritage Centre
Built in 1801, Saint George’s Arts and Heritage Centre is a gothic church that’s undergone a huge restoration project, so is bursting with old-world charm! It’s now available as a venue for civil ceremonies and one of our favourite features of this brand new venue is that they can ring the 140-year-old church bell at your ceremony!
Capacity: 200 | saintgeorgesmitown.com
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