Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Resort

5 Star Hotel
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Fota Island, Fota, Cork
Fota Island Resort is one of the leading 5-star wedding hotels in Ireland and an idyllic luxury location for a wedding venue. Take a look at are new images of our Smith Barry Suite


Every Couple dreams about their perfect wedding day!

Nestled at the heart of a tranquil island on a 780 acre estate, Fota Island Resort, with its breathtaking scenery and leafy woodlands, is an idyllic location for the wedding of your dreams. The resort elegantly combines old world charm with the new and is a wonderful setting to celebrate and say ‘I do!’

Wonderfully located in the centre of the island’s woodlands and lakes, Fota Island Resort is a very special place for a wedding. From the contemporary exterior to the warmly inviting interiors, the hotel is a marriage of style, fine design and workmanship. It is a unique location- relaxed, indulgent and beautiful.

The Smith Barry Suite, which can accommodate between 120 and 300 guests, is a beautifully ornate decorated room distinguished by dramatic chandeliers, a grand fireplace, two private bars, state-of-the-art lighting and decorated in warm shades with soft touches throughout. Included is 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 ideal location for those who want a more intimate wedding. This beautiful old stone building has been elegantly converted and exudes a classic country feel that merges effortlessly into the surrounding landscape. The Clubhouse venue has its own distinctive charm and style, accommodating up to 120 guests.

Whether you choose to have your wedding in Fota Island Hotel & Spa or in The Clubhouse at Fota Island Resort, you are guaranteed superb personal attention and five star professional service and facilities. We are passionate about making your dream wedding a reality and take great pride in creating memories of your special day that you will always cherish.

To arrange a showaround of Fota Island Resort, simply select a date above and fill out the Enquiry Form and a member of the Wedding team will get back to you within 24 hours.

Venue Type

  • Gardens
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Woodland


  • Classic
  • Destination


  • Civil License
  • Golf
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking
  • Spa

Meet the Dream Maker

Aoife Kelly
Wedding Coordinator
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Real Weddings

Hold Me Close: Ailish + Colin At Fota Island Resort

Thirty-nine years to the day that her parents married at St Joseph’s Church, the beautiful Ailish walked down the aisle to La Vie En Rose.

Just Us Two: Jacqueline & David’s Elegant Wedding

Elegant, sophisticated and romantic are the words that best describe Jacqueline and David’s Christmas wedding on 28th December 2015. As Storm Frank battered the country, these two couldn’t take their eyes off each other as they celebrated with family and

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 73 reviews
on Wed, 19th of June, 2019
Definitely recommend Fota as a choice of Wedding Venue. Food was excellent, very Professional Staff, Venue Top Class
on Thu, 2nd of May, 2019
Maeve, our wedding planner was excellent to deal with and put any concerns we had at ease. The food was also fabulous, great variety and the kitchen staff were very accommodating to our requests. Fantastic wedding venue. The wedding team are a pleasure to deal with and the food is amazing.

on Tue, 11th of December, 2018
Hi Katie.

We had an amazing weekend. Yourself and all the team that helped us over the weekend were absolutely fantastic!! The food was beautiful...every one was raving about it and the room looked beautiful.

Ross and I want to sincerely thank you for everything that you did for us in the

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lead up to the day and on the day. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and we would highly recommend Fota for any kind of celebration!!

We would also like to thank the staff that looked after us on Sat night. We really do appreciate it.

We can't thank you enough for all you've done for us. We hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Lots of Love
Kate & Ross xxx
on Wed, 28th of November, 2018
Thank you so much for everything, we had an absolute ball. Thank you for all your help leading up to the big day and of course your help on the day itself. The service was exceptional and we had so many compliments from our guests regarding the meal and venue. We are delighted that we chose to

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celebrate our wedding at Fota. Thank you again Ann Marie & Micheal
on Wed, 28th of November, 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

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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.

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