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
Aoife Kelly
Wedding Consultant
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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 76 reviews
by Aine Keating
on Wed, 4th of March, 2020
After a memorable proposal, we just knew it had it be Fota Island Resort for the wedding reception. Valentines night was our first night staying there, but the next morning we met some of the team and checked out the function room. We knew from the beginning they’d do a great job. Ciara Greene was

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our wedding coordinator and she gave us the best advice and support. We really enjoyed dealing with Ciara, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel reception was everything we hoped for and so much more. Ciara and all the team did a super job. The food was outstanding and everyone seemed to really enjoy the day.
by David Mc Carthy
on Thu, 27th of February, 2020
The wedding team were excellent from the first day we met them. The staff were great and the service was excellent. The food was 5 star quality
by Caroline Byrne
on Mon, 3rd of February, 2020
Ciara and the wedding team at Fota were excellent and lead to us having a very stress free wedding day. Nothing was ever an issue and they came back to our emails and queries promptly. The food and staff on the day were exceptional and a lot of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food

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and day. I can’t praise Fota and the wedding team enough, we had the best day and wouldn’t change anything. Thank you
by John Barry
on Wed, 19th of June, 2019
Definitely recommend Fota as a choice of Wedding Venue. Food was excellent, very Professional Staff, Venue Top Class
by Thomas Murray
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.

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