8 Questions for Cliona, Wedding Coordinator at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Cork

1. Hi Cliona, tell us what is it about the Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa Cork that makes it the ideal wedding venue?

There are a number of reasons as to why The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork makes the ideal wedding venue; firstly the dedicated, professional & experienced team who will ensure that your big day runs seamlessly. Secondly our sumptuous food which is prepared under the supervision of our Award Wining Chef James Rendell & last but certainly not least the Radisson is a fantastic wedding venue – the elegant & contemporary style of the new build hotel marries perfectly with the old world charm of Ditchley House, a listed 18th Century Victorian Building, which is one of the options for the arrivals drinks reception.

2. What one piece of advice would you give to a bride on the morning of her wedding?

Keep calm & trust in your wedding venue to deliver a dream wedding & above all enjoy the day!

3. What type of wedding packages are offered at the Radisson?

Packages start form €40.00 per person & for weddings that have 150 or more guests we offer the following compliments of the Hotel:

  • Jazz Band for the arrivals drinks reception
  • Complimentary Sparkling Wine Reception or mulled wine & mince pies
  • Complimentary Bar Extension
  • 3 Fairylight Backdrops
  • Two complimentary business class bedrooms for the night of the wedding
  • Complimentary Evening Menu 1 when you choose a set menu or a minimum of three course form the A La Carte Menu

4. What are your favourite wedding trends of the year so far?

Memory Table – A table that is filled with photos of loved ones, it could be grandparents that may no longer be with them or simply the Bride & Grooms parents on their wedding day – It’s a really nice touch I think & it gives couple the chance to remember family members of friends who may not be with them on the day!

5. Can you give us some examples of a wedding menu you might find at the hotel.

We offer both Set Menus & an A La Carte Menu, below is a sample of one of our more popular Set Menus, –
Menu 3 – €50.00 per person.

Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Leek Wrapped in Puff Pastry with a White Wine and Chive Veloute

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Soup Cream of Vegetable, Herb Croutons
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Main: Roast Sirloin of Beef, Roast Chateaux Potatoes, Whiskey & Cracked Black Pepper Cream Sauce
Or
Baked Fillet of Cod with a Soft Herb Crust, with Fennel & Plum Tomato Fondue, Asparagus Spears and Rocket Pesto

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Chefs Dessert Plate

6. What do you enjoy to do when you aren’t planning weddings?

When I’m not planning my own Wedding, I love nothing more than just relaxing with my 3yr old girl Niamh!

7. What is your favourite wedding cake flavour?

Chocolate Biscuit

8. If you could describe the Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa Cork in three words they would be. . .

Luxurious, Elegant & Experienced

Levi Moriarty

Levi is a Journalism graduate from Limerick who carries out the role of Online Editor here at WeddingDates. She has a love for fashion and beauty, anything floral and is also known not to be able to resist a cupcake!

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