Fota Island Resort

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Fota Island Resort is Ireland’s newest luxury destination, nestled at the heart of a peaceful island, surrounded by gorgeous scenery in County Cork, and lying in a 780 acre estate which is included in The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland.

A unique combination of championship golf courses, a stylish hotel & spa, luxurious residential lodges and a world class golf, Fota Island Resort is a marriage of style, fine design and workmanship set in an idyllic coastal landscape. This is a special place – relaxed, indulgent and beautiful – somewhere you will never want to leave.

From the first meeting with the Fota Island Resort’s Wedding Coordinator, to the departure of the last wedding guest, couples will know they have made the right choice with their wedding at Fota Island Resort, the most luxurious wedding venue in Ireland.

For your wedding you will have exclusive use of the elegantly designed Smith-Barry Suite, which can comfortably accommodate between 120 and 300 wedding guests. This ornately decorated room provides you with a private terrace where you can enjoy an al fresco pre-wedding drinks reception during the summer months.

The Clubhouse at Fota Island Resort is an extremely creative conversion of old stone farm buildings, while the surrounding landscape creates the most picturesque back drop to your wedding reception. Weddings held at the Clubhouse have exclusive use of The Niblicks function room, an intimate venue that can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests.

Fota Island Resort has a tempting selection of restaurants with excellent food to choose from. Fota Restaurant is the delightful all-day dining venue with an outdoor terrace for balmy summer days, and the more casual surroundings of the Amber Lounge that provides of a wonderful mellow setting and an impressive selection of over 75 fine whiskeys, including some from the nearby Middleton Distillery.

Everything needed for the perfect relaxed wedding is at hand at Fota Island Resort. One of the most idyllic locations in the country provides a unique way of life for those lucky enough to live on their own private island or a taste of true luxury and relaxation to those just visiting. Fota Island Resort is a glorious combination of elegance, amenities, natural beauty, serenity and service in one of the most outstanding settings on the Irish Coast.

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by Louise Gilligan on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 6th July 2018

Hi PatriciaSo sorry for the delay in writing – I know Cliff sent a mail alright but wanted to write myself.We had the most amazing wedding and are still smiling at the thoughts of it 😊We got engaged in October 2016 and booked Fota in January 2017. We were between two venues in Cork and brought our parents down to view them both. The other venue was fab and the wedding coordinator was a true sales woman! We then went on to you - you were not focussed on the sale, but on our wedding. Our day, our weekend - you focussed on what we wanted. Our parents tried to be impartial - however when my Dad took out his camera in Fota and started to take pictures we knew there was no comparison! The attention to detail was second to none and my Dad is still raving about how the biscuits were laid out at the drinks reception!! Something minute to us but he was well impressed!We are so so glad with our decision - nothing was ever too much of an ask and you had a solution for everything. Our guests had an absolute ball and we are still smiling thinking back to it.The BBQ on day 2 was fab at the golf club - the food and the views. It really topped off an amazing weekend and was great to catch up with all our guests.A lot of our guests travelled from Dublin/Wicklow/Kildare so made a weekend out of it. The lodges were super for this - Sarah Jane and the rest of accommodation team were so helpful. The concierge also kindly dropped guests home from the residents bar to their lodge so they didn't have to even make the short walk!!When I heard you were due a baby in the middle of my wedding plans I must admit there was a bridezilla moment!! But Katie made sure everything was seamless and nothing a miss in your absence or on your return!The 5 star friendly service is exactly what you get with Fota - we would highly recommend it to others and are excited to come back already.Thanks again for everything - we really had a ball and no doubt wrecked your head at times!!Hope you are enjoying the summer and not too hectic!Louise Gilligan

by Donna & Denis on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 16th June 2018

I have a few points which stand out most for us which I have highlighted below:- the food was excellent and the points noted at the food tasting were taken into account- we were made feel special from start to finish. Small touches include Thomas advising us when we were due to return to our table and him calling to us in the residents bar before he finished up. Patricia also did this before she left during the dinner- an issue was noted with one of the guest rooms and from what we have been told, the staff were very accommodating and helpful- preparation sessions with Patricia as to how the day was going to go and giving advice based on experience

by Michelle & Marc on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 13th July 2018

They say planning a wedding is one of the hardest things you can do. Not with the help of Patricia Murray and the team. Nothing seemed a chore and Patricia always went above and beyond to help, not only on the day but the months leading up to the big day.The venue as a whole was beautiful. A lot of our guests travelled from the UK or other parts of Ireland and we were all welcomed and looked after throughout our entire stay.From the reception staff to the concierge to the bar staff we could not praise them enough.We received wonderful feedback from family and friends about the the food and service.Could we have chose a better venue for our wedding- absolutely not!! We cannot wait to return.Thanks to everyone involved. You made our special day all the more special.

by Shane Scannell and Meadhbh Ni Ghiollain on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 26th May 2018

Katie, the wedding planner was easy to contact and extremely helpful. It was appreciated only having one person to speak to. Great attention to detail though out and a high quality of food and house wines. Good menu selection and flexibility with numbers options. Really like how wedding party is separated to the rest of the wedding. Small details such as providing a shuttle for guests to the church when we had not pre-arranged that is very much noticed and appreciated. Would like to say a huge thank you to Katie and her team. Our wedding in Fota was so much better then we even could imagine with so many extra touches throughout the day and during the build-up.

by Amy & Richie Kiely on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 6th June 2018

We were so happy to celebrate our wedding day at Fota Island resort, it was an easy decision from the first time we arrived and met with the wedding team. The lead up to big day was very relaxing as Patricia was very accommodating and supportive to how we wanted the day to go and that made everything much easier for us. We can’t thank Patricia and the staff at Fota enough for making the day as special as it was, the day flowed so well and that was thanks to how organized the team are at Fota. We received such positive feedback from friends on family on the venue, the food throughout the day and how friendly the staff were! We would highly recommend Fota for your wedding, it will be the best day of your lives as it was for us!!

by Lisa O'Callaghan & David O'Gorman on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 25th May 2018

Choosing Fota Island Resort as our wedding venue was not a difficult decision for us , from the moment we entered that day, we were immediately blown away by the beautiful setting, stunning banquet room and the staffs professionalism and friendliness.We never looked at another venue again and decided that day it was the one for us. Katie Sheehan, our wedding planner was amazing in helping us achieve everything we had pictured and nothing was ever an issue. She just made it all so easy.On the day of the wedding, Fota went above and beyond and pulled out all the stops for us , it was such a spectacular day, the food was top class, the wine was flowing and everything just ran so seamlessly on the day. It was all the little touches by them that made it extra special.We are absolutely delighted to have chose Fota as our wedding venue as we really had our dream wedding and we couldn't recommend them highly enough. We were lucky enough to also have our day 2 celebrations in the Clubhouse which is an equally stunning venue and more intimate for smaller numbers.The BBQ food was amazing and the celebrations continued on the Veranda. Fota did not fail to deliver with top class service and professionalism and they were so accommodating with everything. Thanks again to John O'Flynn, Katie Sheehan and all staff at Fota for making our wedding day the most special day for us. Kind regards, Lisa O'Callaghan & David O'Gorman, 25 May 2018

by Petrice and Ken Coast on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 09/09/17

Hi Katie, thank YOU!!! You and your team including Clodagh did a fantastic job of looking after us on our special day. Ye made it go without a hitch and looked after us so well.. Never once did we worry about anything so we were left to completely enjoy our Day. The food was exceptional all day and everyone commented on how good it was AND how much of it!!! We would (and are) recommending ye to everyone. It's a day we will never forget. Thank you all so much. We are waiting for the photo's to come back and will send you the group one that was taken outside. One of the managers asked for a copy of it.Thanks again, Petrice and Ken Coast.

by Sabina & JJ on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 30/6/2017

Hi Rachael, PatriciaApologies I'm only emailing you now nearly a week later but I didn't get a chance to before this.We just wanted to say thanks so much for everything you and the team in Fota did for us in the lead up to the big day and at the weekend. It could not have run any smoother. We had the best weekend of our lives.From helping us sort out 'Cake Gate' to keeping us on schedule on the day you made it all so easy and stress free.Everyone had a great weekend, they all couldn't get over the food and the service they said it was top class! Nothing was too much trouble for anybody and it was very much appreciated.The setting for the BBQ the next day was just gorgeous the team there did a beautiful job setting it up and the food was delicious again.We were so lucky with the weather that it just topped everything off nicely.Thanks again for everythingWe look forward to returning for our 1 year anniversary. :)All the bestSabina & JJ

by Lisa Scanlon on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 26th of May 2017

Hi Patricia,Hope you're keeping well.A huge thank you to Fota for everything that you did for our wedding last month. The level of detail and advice was incredible. Throughout all the planning, Patricia and her team went above and beyond for us. Nothing was too much trouble and their keen eye for detail made sure the day ran so smoothly. The food was incredible and our guests raved about how great the hotel was. Couldn't recommend it enough.Lisa.

by Tara & Bryan on Fota Island Resort
Wedding Date: 28th April 2017

Our wedding in Fota was fantastic from the beginning. We dealt with the loveliest wedding planner, Patricia Murray, who was able to guide/advise us in all aspects of the planning leading up to the big day. During our time there, 4 days!, the hotel manager, Brendan Comerford & staff, were absolutely amazing with regard to the service provided for us and our 220 guests. We would highly, highly recommend Fota Island Resort & Spa.Tara & Bryan28th Apr 2017

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