Wedding Reviews for Fota Island Resort

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 76 reviews

Aine Keating
wedding on Fri, 8th of November, 2019
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.

Review submitted on Wed, 4th of March, 2020
David Mc Carthy
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
Caroline Byrne
wedding on Tue, 31st of December, 2019
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

Review submitted on Mon, 3rd of February, 2020
John Barry
wedding on Sat, 18th of May, 2019
Definitely recommend Fota as a choice of Wedding Venue. Food was excellent, very Professional Staff, Venue Top Class
Thomas Murray
wedding on Fri, 15th of March, 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.

Kate Twomey
wedding on Fri, 7th 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

Review submitted on Tue, 11th of December, 2018
Ann Marie Nolan
wedding on Sat, 14th of April, 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

Review submitted on Wed, 28th of November, 2018
Michelle O'Connor
wedding on Fri, 13th of 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

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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.

Review submitted on Wed, 28th of November, 2018
Geraldine O'Sullivan
wedding on Fri, 20th of July, 2018
Hi Patricia, Geraldine and I just wanted to send you a note to thank you and all the team for all your support in the lead up to our big day and on the day itself . Everything went brilliantly on the day and we very much appreciate all your help. Thanks for the lovely touch with the flowers for the

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top table and also your help in arranging the music for the clubhouse at the last minute ! We would very much recommend the Gin Bar to anyone having a wedding @ Fota, all our guests absolutely loved it !! If you could please send our thanks to the banqueting team as they were excellent on the day and also Ken and his team for the great food. If you could also pass on our thanks to Katie for her help earlier in our planning and Clodagh for her help at the clubhouse. Lastly please let the reservations team know our appreciation as we made lots of changes and nothing was ever any trouble. Again a huge thanks you personally and all the team.

Review submitted on Wed, 28th of November, 2018
Cathy Neary
I could not fault Fota in any way throughout the whole planning process, any query was responded to quickly and no query was ever silly or too small. Katie was so flexible and accommodated all of our requests. We were thrilled to have our wedding in Fota and the day was seamless thanks to Katie and

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the team's attention to detail.

Review submitted on Wed, 28th of November, 2018
Emer O'Kelly
wedding on Sat, 8th of September, 2018
We had an amazing wedding at Fota Island, we would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married in Ireland. All the staff were amazing in helping us prepare for our day and on the day they were exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and every need was catered for. All of our

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guests commented on how delicious the food was and that the service was flawless. We also had our post wedding party BBQ at the Club house in Fota, the setting here is beautiful and once again the food was amazing. Unfortunately our planned entertainment let us down on the day, upon telling the manager of the Club house this, alternative entertainment was arranged by Fota and the musician arrived within 30 minutes. Exceptional service. Couldn't recommend this venue highly enough. We had the best weekend. Thank you.

Review submitted on Tue, 23rd of October, 2018
Mary & Joe
wedding on Sat, 14th of July, 2018
On the day of the wedding everything went really well, we were delighted with it. The food was fantastic and the service was brilliant, we had loads of compliments on both. I think one big difference between Fota and other places we've been at weddings is the amount and quality of the waiting staff,

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they were excellent. The residents bar stayed going well in to the morning too which was great!
The BBQ was great too and we were well looked after, one small comment is that the wedding cake never made it down to the Golf club, by the time we realised it wasn't there people had already left the food area so we left it off. Anyway we were pretty stuffed after the BBQ so no big deal.
Thanks for all your help Patricia you were great. I'm sure we might cross paths at some stage, no doubt someone at our wedding will have decided Fota is the place for their wedding so I'm sure we'll be back before too long.

Review submitted on Thu, 16th of August, 2018
Louise Gilligan
wedding on Fri, 6th of July, 2018
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

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woman! We then went on to you - you were not focused on the sale, but on our wedding. Our day, our weekend - you focused 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 the accommodation team were so helpful. The concierge also kindly dropped guests home from the resident's 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 amiss 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!!

Review submitted on Thu, 9th of August, 2018
Michelle & Marc
wedding on Fri, 13th of 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

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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 food and service.
Could we have chosen 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.

Review submitted on Fri, 27th of July, 2018
Louise & Clifford
wedding on Fri, 6th of July, 2018
Thank you all very much for making our wedding day last week so much fun! It really was the greatest 2 days ever. Louise and I could not have asked for a better wedding.

Your focus on the customer, attention to detail, empathy and patience is of a level I have never seen before and it made for a

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very smooth and easy process of planning our wedding day with you. You never let on that any of our demands were totally outrageous, and you always had the right answer to keep the show on the road.

The hotel staff are of the highest standard in the country, I have no doubts about that – from Paddy and the lads at the concierge desk, through to John O’Flynn GM, Will and the restaurant staff, Tomasz and the banqueting team and the room service teams – everyone always happy to chat and help – not once were we met with ‘No, we can’t do that’ – the answer was always positive – And it made our 4 day stay so much more relaxed.

Honestly we are both still beaming since the big day! It was the best weekend of our lives, thanks in no small part to your hard work. When we are back visiting Fota in the very near future (because it has now become standard to call in for a coffee whenever we are in Cork!), we hope to catch you again for a quick hello!

Review submitted on Wed, 18th of July, 2018
Shane Scannell and Meadhbh Ni Ghiollain
wedding on Sat, 26th of 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 throughout and a high quality of food and house wines. Good menu selection and flexibility with numbers options. Really like how the wedding party is

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separated from 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 than we ever could imagine with so many extra touches throughout the day and during the build-up.

Review submitted on Tue, 10th of July, 2018
Amy & Richie
wedding on Sat, 2nd of 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 the big day was very relaxing as Patricia was very accommodating and supportive of how we wanted the day to go and that made

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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 & family about 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!!

Review submitted on Fri, 6th of July, 2018
Lisa O'Callaghan & David O'Gorman
wedding on Fri, 25th of 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 staff's professionalism and friendliness. We never looked at another venue again and

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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 chosen 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"

Review submitted on Thu, 28th of June, 2018
Aisling Walsh & Stephen Power
Fantastic service by Katie, all staff very friendly on the day! Nothing was an issue or problem and always a pleasure..
Amazing venue, fantastic friendly staff, beautiful food and a extremely helpful and attentive wedding co-ordinator.
Karen O'Brien
wedding on Fri, 16th of March, 2018
Wedding planner Katie was exellent, very efficient, very good at her job and on top of all that a very nice person. Food and beverage Tomas also excellent, he ran the dinner service like a well oiled machine. All your staff were excellent on the night, well trained and well mannered but a special

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mention had to go to Katie an Tomas, they are a credit to the hotel and I hope a valued asset!!!"

Review submitted on Tue, 24th of April, 2018
Siobhan Kiely
wedding on Sat, 16th of September, 2017
The Fota wedding team were amazing to work with, no request was too great. They were extremely flexible & supportive in the build up to our special day. We particularly enjoyed working with our allocated wedding planner Katie Sheehan who was phenomenal. The overall service provided on our wedding

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day itself was second to none as was the accommodation. We are truly delighted that we selected Fota as our venue & would definitely recommend it to other couples!

Review submitted on Mon, 29th of January, 2018
Aileen Andrews
wedding on Fri, 29th of December, 2017
I had the most amazing wedding day and all of my guests felt the same way. From start to finish I was looked after and there was nothing the staff at the hotel didn’t do to help make it the most amazing day. Thanks so much!
Derek Horgan
On April 6th 2017 @ the Clubhouse in the Fota Island Resort we held our wedding for 70 guests and what an incredible day it was. Just Superb!

From the outset when we booked and started planning the wedding we were looked after every step of the way by Rachel Bennett one of the hotels resident

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wedding planners who is extraordinary. She helped, guided, coaxed and gave advice that ultimately ensured that our big day was stress free and amazing not only for us but also for our guests.

In the run up to our big day there was also a Menu Tasting arranged to allow us sample the various food options that will help decide the wedding menu. Oh My God – it was incredible – we needed to be lifted out after sampling the various dishes and the standard was amazing. Be sure to also sample the wines – Just Great!. Bertie was our waiter for the evening (and this is not by accident) but was also our waiter for the top table and he was especially good at looking after our 3 children. They loved him, whatever they wished for I’m afraid to admit they ‘got’!

For the day itself we were spoilt, our own little decoration touches were accommodated, our own photographer Declan Gleeson and singer Orla McCarthy were both great. The Registrar Catherine Noonan was fantastic, she was very obliging, made it lovely, intimate & memorable.

The Ceremony room was beautifully decorated, the ceremony itself was very special, the wonderful views of the Golf Course while we were having our canapés (to die for) after the ceremony were amazing, the wedding menu and quality was top class and the seamless move from eating to our entertainment seemed to happen very quickly and efficiently that it is a credit to the hotel and to the staff and of course Aidan the Clubhouse Manager.

The Honeymoon Suite was divine – only wish we could have had more time to enjoy it – also loved the Bride and Groom Bathrobes – a lovely surprise!

Fota afforded us an absolutely amazing day – from beginning to end it was tailored

Review submitted on Tue, 23rd of January, 2018
Ashling Sheehan
From the first day that we visited Fota we were treated with great efficient service, courtesy and enthusiasm . Their wedding packages were so comprehensive and even allowed for us to tailor aspects of our package . No request was too big even up to the day. All dietary and special requests were

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welcomed and delivered! As many of our guests stayed for two nights they all raved about the service and attention to detail . Our day was amazing from food décor, friendliness, staff manner and planning everything was very impressive . Management and staff and Fota went beyond the norm to ensure we had a place to stay and to get us to the airport during storm ophelia ! Couldn't recommend Fota enough The quality of the treatment we received was matched by the quality of the food and meal service. It exceeded its billing as a 5 star resort.

Review submitted on Wed, 22nd of November, 2017
Sharon Buckley and Vedran Kristic
We had an amazing time at our wedding in The Clubhouse in Fota.
Katie was a wonderful help to us and her professionalism was outstanding.
All of the staff who looked after us for the day did an amazing job.
Having our wedding in Fota was truly a magical experience!

Sharon and Vedran
Petrice and Ken Coast
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

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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 Coady.

Review submitted on Wed, 20th of September, 2017
Sarah & Richard
Hi Katie,

We had an absolutely amazing day and weekend! We were so thrilled with everything on the wedding day, there wasn't a single thing we could have faulted. So many guests have come back to us to let us know how impressed they were with the service, food and the venue in general. Everyone

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had a great time! And we even got our sing song in the residents bar until about 5am!

Thank you so much for all your help and setting up the room! You have been so helpful and efficient since we met you and we had no stress in the lead up to the wedding as we knew you had everything under control.

Thanks so much again for everything and we will call down to say thank you properly in a few weeks.

Sarah and Richard

Review submitted on Mon, 14th of August, 2017
Sabina & JJ
Hi Rachael, Patricia

Apologies 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.

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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 everything
We look forward to returning for our 1 year anniversary. :)

All the best
Sabina & JJ

Review submitted on Thu, 6th of July, 2017
Lisa Scanlon
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

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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.


Review submitted on Wed, 28th of June, 2017
Fiona Healy
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say a massive thank you.

EVERYONE was raving about the resort- the food, the staff, the decoration, the atmosphere –everything!

They, and we absolutely loved it. We had the most fantastic day so thank you so much for all your help. You were so

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helpful (and patient) and easy to deal with.

I hope I wasn’t too testing to deal with as a bride!! 

The next day in the club house really topped it off, the food and venue there was also fantastic and so relaxed. People were genuinely so impressed with everything for the weekend so again thank you.

We will be down to visit with a thank you card and to personally say thank you but for now I wanted to just drop you a quick message.

I don’t think anyone noticed that I totally forgot to do a guest book or favors (oops!) and that was down to them being preoccupied with the gorgeous food .

Massive thank you to yourself and the fantastic team that worked at our wedding from myself, Gerard and Casey 

Kind Regards,

Fiona Healy

Review submitted on Wed, 14th of June, 2017
Tara and Byran
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

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amazing with regard to the service provided for us and our 220 guests. We would highly, highly recommend Fota Island Resort & Spa.

Tara & Bryan
28th Apr 2017

Review submitted on Thu, 1st of June, 2017
Julie & Kieran
Hi Patricia,

We've been meaning to get in touch ever since the wedding to thank you so much for everything you did for us in the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself. We had the most amazing day, the venue looked incredible, the food was delicious and there was nothing we would have

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changed. We just received a sneak peak slideshow of photographs from Shane and Adele this morning so we've been reliving the whole day again. It was just brilliant from start to finish.

Sorry we didn't get to meet you the day afterwards but we will pop in at some stage to thank you in person. Please pass on our thanks to Adrian, John and all the team there who made the day so special.

Many thanks,
Julie & Kieran

Review submitted on Thu, 11th of May, 2017
Michelle & Liam

When we were looking for a place to have our wedding we chose Fota very early in our search yes the location, hotel and surroundings are out of this world, but Fota offered us so much more. From the start we were minded by Patricia who managed and led us through every detail of our day. We

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thought living in galway and getting married in Cork would make planning difficult but Patricia took care of us so well from the start the process was smooth and seamless and fun. We had our reception in the clubhouse, in the sunshine and it was amazing. John and his team in the clubhouse minded us on the day were nothing was too big or too small. Our wedding was perfect and that is thanks to the unbelievable team at Fota. Thank you so much for making our day so special.

Michelle Liam and Edel Byrne

Review submitted on Tue, 11th of April, 2017
Orla & John
I did not know what to expect on the wedding day, however I had full faith in the staff and the venue prior to the wedding. On the day, my expectations were surpassed, the professionalism of the staff, managers and everyone involved caws very evident. Every guest commented on this and the food was

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amazing. I loved the personalised gift in the room, it was a gorgeous touch. Thank you Fota, for a truly amazing day we will never forget.

Review submitted on Wed, 8th of February, 2017
Sandra & Shane
A fantastic venue with top class food and service. The staff are always available to help and no request was too big or too small. couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our amazing day especially Patricia. I know Sandra’s life was made so much easier with your

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approach and attention to detail.
Sandra - We had the most incredible wedding day, and so much of this was down to the fact that we chose the most stunning venue of Fota Island Resort. Nothing was ever too much to ask and Patricia our wedding coordinator was a dream to work with and so so helpful! The food and service we and all our guests received on our wedding day was second to none. Everything was just perfect! Thanks for helping us have the most amazing day of our lives! Xxx

Review submitted on Thu, 2nd of February, 2017
Aine & Stephen
Hi Rachel,

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you, Patricia and the team at Fota Island for our incredible wedding. We cannot describe how delighted and overwhelmed we were at the amazing organisation and the personal touches you made to our day. From the table decorations to the

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personable staff, to the beautiful bath robes, accomodation, chocolates & champagne. We and our guests had the time of our lives and we very much appreciate everything your team did to make our day unique.

Keep up the fantastic work! Everyone has raved about the resort and we have highly recommended your services to many:)

Kind Regards & Best wishes
Aine & Stephen Lynch

Review submitted on Mon, 30th of January, 2017
We would like to heartily thank you and all the staff at the hotel for preparing and providing the absolutely fabulous wedding for Laura and her husband Cathal. It has been five weeks since the wedding and at long last we are getting around to acknowledge the effort and trouble the hotel went to.

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Firstly we would like to thank Patricia Murray, the Wedding Coordinator for her professionalism in the preparation of all aspects of wedding. Patricia made us feel so relaxed and confident that the occasion would be successful. She left no stone unturned and everything went according to plan.

We would like to thank Brendan the manager and all the staff who looked after us for the meal on the night before the wedding. We would also like to thank them again for everything on the day of the wedding.

We have had so many compliments from our wedding guests on the whole event; the beautiful room, magnificent food, accommodation and above all the kind and caring staff who added to the atmosphere on the day in the way they catered for and interacted with the guests. So many have told us that this was the best wedding they have ever attended and that everything was just flawless.

We appreciate all the work put into the organisation of the wedding and we have to say that it by far exceeded our expectations. You should be very proud of all your staff. We have no doubt that there will be many guests who will be returning.

Finally, John, on behalf of our family we would like to say a huge thank you to you for all your help and your support in making Laura and Cathal’s day so special.


Eamonn and Aileen O’Connor

Review submitted on Mon, 23rd of January, 2017
Sara & Daniel
Wedding co-ordinating team were excellent at organising our wedding and were helpful throughout the planning process. All the staff were calm and professional on the day and co-ordination of the dinner service was fantastic. We both really enjoyed the spa facilities on the next morning also.
Orla & Anthony
To Patricia, Will, Michelle, Rachael and all the wedding team at Fota,

Firstly, please accept our apologies. We have been meaning to email for quite some time but for one reason or another we never got around to it! We were particularly embarrassed when we bumped into Will in Fota over

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Christmas and we still hadn’t fully expressed our heartfelt thanks to all of you for what was a magical wedding day for us on 24th September 2016.

It may be a cliché but our wedding day truly was the best day of our lives and Fota Island played a huge part in making it so special and incredible from start to finish.

From the minute we booked Fota for our wedding day, to the wedding day itself, and the BBQ at the Clubhouse for our day after celebration, the whole experience was exceptional. It’s no surprise that Fota Island holds a very special place in both of our hearts. It was our first home together as we have lived in the lodges at the resort for the last four years. We have so many happy memories including our engagement at a very special spot on the forest trail!! It was therefore very fitting that we got married at the resort…somewhere we like to call home J What made the experience extra special for us, apart from the five-star setting, surroundings and facilities, are the people that we dealt with along the way….

Firstly, the wedding team are incredible…so friendly, patient, helpful, supportive and full of the best advice. Patricia was all the above and more, even going beyond the call of duty helping Orla with her hair in the bridal suite minutes before we were introduced into the reception room! Patricia also arranged for our musicians to be amplified when we walked into the room…something we had thought wouldn’t be possible but made our entrance extra special, lively and fun!! But that is just two examples of how Patricia and her team helped us on the day itself. CONTINUED.......................

Review submitted on Fri, 20th of January, 2017
Leah and Shane
FOTA has been an absolute dream to deal with the five star service is amazing highly recommend FOTA Island as a wedding destination ,special thanks to Patricia the wedding planner who is absoloutly amazing and can't do enough for the guests she really made us feel special and we enjoyed our day so

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much thank you so much to all at FOTA wish we could do it again.

Review submitted on Tue, 10th of January, 2017
Nicole and Eoin
Myself and husband got married in Fota clubhouse on the 23rd of sept 2016 and I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. The staff at Fota were brilliant they done everything and more. I would highly recommend Fota for your special day
Aidan Crowley
We had FOTA down to 2 hotels in our venue choice for our wedding. My partner wanted the other, I had doubts so we had Sunday Lunch in both and once my partner walked out of FOTA that Sunday evening, she told me we had the winner just there. Everything from the warmth of the hotel when you walk

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through the front door, to meeting staff, to ordering food or drinks and just sitting down be it in the couches off reception, the new bar area or in the function room is sublime. The bedrooms are even up to scratch and in general, this hotel has it all. You would be mad not to have this venue as a choice, some may say its not cheap but also in my opinion for what we got, its not expensive. We would have paid more and we do not say this lightly. It was just super and a day we will never forget. A band can make a wedding but also you need warm staff, you need attentive staff and great food and you will get all of this and more, at FOTA.

Review submitted on Tue, 6th of December, 2016
Eoin Hennessy
We had a fantastic day in Fota for our wedding. Everything went smoothly and they were extremely professional to deal with. Our coordinator Patricia was friendly and nothing was a problem. The food was amazing and overall it was great value. We had great feedback from all our guests and I would

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highly recommend choosing Fota as your wedding venue!

Review submitted on Wed, 16th of November, 2016
Nicola Phair
The wedding was perfect in everyway. Hazel the coordinator could not have done more and sorted out so many problems (including my mother in law inviting random people who turned up on the day and needed to be placed to eat!) the room looked amazing and we shot great photos on the grounds. Could not

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recommend it enough

Review submitted on Tue, 15th of November, 2016
Conor and Joeleen Farrelly
Hi Patricia,

Firstly sorry it has taken us so long to write this mail. It’s been a busy couple of weeks since the wedding! We're currently in Cairns, Australia waiting to catch an overnight bus to our next stop down the coast so we finally have a bit of time!

We just wanted to say a massive

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thanks to yourself, Adrian, John and all your team at Fota for everything you done to give us our perfect wedding. We couldn't have been happier with how the day went. We were actually a little sad when it was all over!! Seriously though every little detail was covered and we hadn't to worry about anything from day 1 so thanks for that.

All the guests had a great time and loved the hotel so you might have a few more return visitors to Fota over the next few months!!

Thanks again for everything.

Kind Regards,
Conor & Joeleen

Review submitted on Tue, 15th of November, 2016
Eamonn Trainor
The guests were massively impressed by the venue, the grounds and the staff. So much so that most of them have said they will definitely be coming back for a weekend. We had the perfect day at the perfect venue.
Sinead O' Sullivan
I would highly recommend this hotel to any bride. The wedding planner we worked with on the day was exceptional. We could trust her to have the same attention to detail to each task as we would have ourselves. As a result we were relaxed and able to enjoy our special day. Thank you!!
Aidan Brehony
Im not just clicking the 5 stars for an easy reply. We were delighted with every aspect of your service, and there were many things to organise. The food in particular was superb. Everyone enjoyed it. Keep up the good work guys.
Aidan Crowley
Simply wonderful. Everyone getting married or planning their wedding should check this hotel out. You would be crazy not to. As hotel venues go, this one is warm, cosy and their room is large enough to accommodate bigger numbers without the service being affected
Elaine & Jack
Elaine & Jack 08.04.2016: We had our wedding in April 2016 in the Clubhouse and we had the most fabulous day. From the ceremony through the reception to dinner and dancing, the day flowed perfectly and the staff made it seamless - the room changes and set ups delivered flawlessly and invisibly to us

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and our guests. The food was super both for the drinks reception and the dinner and we received several compliments from our guests. Exceptional quality and attention to detail, incomparable to wedding meals I've had before. We really wanted a particular style of wedding and venue that felt intimate and relaxed, and fun, and the Clubhouse was perfect - ideal to have a location that's both contained and yet has different areas so that we could have the whole day including ceremony and dancing in one location. We worked with Niamh to put the day together and she really did a great job, making sure everything was in place, we brought quite a bit of decor and she set it all up perfectly and given that the whole table setup all had to be done between the ceremony and the dinner bell that was no mean feat! Leading up to the day Niamh was very responsive on email and the phone, quick to reply and to handle my (many) queries and ideas. On the day itself she was brilliant, made everything run smoothly, worked well with our suppliers and ensuring everything ran to schedule and perfectly, she was really great. The hotel rooms and lodges are also fab, and the breakfast in the hotel is really great (we even got compliments on that from our guests - nothing to do with us, but another testament to the overall experience!) Our guests are still talking about what a fantastic day it was to ourselves and to our parents and we are delighted with our choice. Everyone had a wonderful time and that really made it a perfect day for us. We would definitely recommend Fota Island Resort as a wedding venue.

Review submitted on Thu, 26th of May, 2016
Orla & David
Orla and David - 22.04.2016

We had our wedding reception here in April this year and there are no words to actually express what a perfect occasion it was (except for the weather....but not much you can do about that ☺). It was an absolutely amazing weekend from beginning to end. The entire

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staff in Fota Island Resort (a special mention to the wedding planners (Nicole and Patricia) and the food manager (Michael)) were extremely professional and friendly and were an absolute pleasure to deal with. No request was too much for them. They were always available at the end of the phone and very responsive to emails. They were very organised at all times. We had a BBQ in the Clubhouse the following day and that, too, went off without a hitch. On both days the food and wine were excellent, definitely 5 star quality. On the day of the wedding there was a slight incident where the Mother of the Groom required some stitches on her foot (absolutely nothing to do with the hotel). The hotel staff were very professional and helpful. They drove her to the hospital, waited for her, kept us updated at all times and drove her back just in time for dinner! They couldn't have been more supportive. Fota Island Resort proved a great location for a 2 day wedding as many guests went to either Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park, the Midleton Distillery or just chilled in the spa during the day. Lots to do. Could not fault the venue, the food or the staff. Would highly recommend it as a wedding venue. It was 5 star all the way. It was a privilege to have had our wedding at Fota Island Resort and no doubt we will be back there again very soon.

Review submitted on Wed, 18th of May, 2016
Patsy and Alan
Patsy and Alan – 12.03.2016

Fota Island gave us the best wedding we could of imagined. It was all due to the staff, their professionalism & outstanding 5 star service from beginning to end. Nothing was ever an issue, everything made so simple for bride & groom & guests. Highly recommend. Nicole

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our wedding planner & John the manager in the Clubhouse were amazing!!! Keep up the fantastic work. Can't say enough about Fota, thank you!

Review submitted on Wed, 13th of April, 2016
Ailish & Colin
"Myself and Colin would just like to thank you and the rest of the wedding team for our wedding day. I am so happy we chose Fota Island and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. I have to say staff, food, atmosphere etc. was outstanding."

Tara & Tristan
Fota Clubhouse was just what we were looking for, a venue with both character and comfort with great food and service. The different rooms for our drinks reception, meal and dancing were perfect and helped to create a different atmosphere than your typical wedding venue. The location is

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fantastic and where we got some of our best photos. We really felt spoiled by the staff on the day, especially by our wedding coordinator Patricia, and by the wedding package from the menu tasting to the spa treatments and bridal suite included. Looking forward to spending our anniversary in Fota next year!

Review submitted on Fri, 27th of November, 2015
Catríona & Alec
Caitríona McCarthy and Alec Merrett – 24.10.2015
We are so pleased that we chose Fota as the venue for our wedding. From the word go the team instilled confidence in us that our wedding would be a success! Patricia and the management staff at Fota were all excellent. Our guests are still raving

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about the food and their weekend stay at the hotel and we would whole heartedly recommend Fota as a wedding destination. Lá den scoth a bhí againn - go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir!

Review submitted on Tue, 24th of November, 2015
Claire & David
Claire Lane and David O'Byrne – 24/10/2015

We had our wedding in the Golf Club house. We were looking for a venue that offered a more personal touch and wasn't just another function room. The Club House delivered that and so much more. Being able to have our Drinks Reception in one

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area, our meal in another and then the band in the bar was amazing. The change of venues for the different parts of the day meant that our guests never got bored. The staff in the club house were top notch. It might sound like a strange one but you didn't even know they were there. They went about the day with such efficiency that they never impacted on our day and we knew we didn't have to worry about anything. Vince, John and Patricia made sure the day went off without a hitch. If you are looking for a venue with a difference, the Club House in Fota won't disappoint.

Review submitted on Tue, 24th of November, 2015
Colette & Trevor

We got engaged Christmas day 2014 and really wanted a short engagement. Looking for venues we squeezed quite a few into a day and after being at Fota we felt like such a priority and customising our day was no problem. We got such a good feeling we both skipped out of there! Needless to say it was

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an easy decision to book. Organising our wedding was very much the same, anything we wanted was not a problem and the advice and professionalism we received we will remember forever! Our special day was made more special obviously by the beauty of Fota but more so because of the people working there. We can fault nothing and are so grateful for our perfect day.

We genuinely felt and still feel like Fota is Our Private Island. We couldn't be happier with how we we're treated throughout the whole experience. It felt so effortless organising such a big day, we really enjoyed it. Patricia is a gem! We love her :) Patricia was the third wedding planner we worked with which was initially disappointing, but after meeting her and getting to know her a little we we're sorry she hadn't been there from the start. Will was also superb!

Thank you! Colette & Trevor :)

Review submitted on Fri, 30th of October, 2015
Louise and Jerry O’Regan
“ We were blown away by our wedding at Fota Island Hotel. The attention to detail was second to none. The staff are always so friendly and accommodating. The wedding coordinator is uber professional & always responded promptly to emails and queries. We had a magical day. The guests raved over the

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food & function. All in all we had a 5 star experience.

Review submitted on Fri, 30th of October, 2015
Vicky & Fiacre
I recently got married at Fota. What a perfect day it was! My husband and I are living abroad, so the majority of organization was done via email. The wedding coordinator, Patricia Murray, is wonderful! She was so helpful and quick to reply with any queries I had. We chose Fota because we knew that

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they would provide the best service and food, without needing much direction from us. Their staff are so highly trained and polished that we had no fear of being let down. From the moment we arrived, everything was incredible. Patricia and Brendan greeted us, and Will looked after us for the night. The food was outstanding! One of the highlights of the evening for me was when the executive chef came out to check on us to make sure we were enjoying everything! The room looked so beautiful, and it was exquisitely decorated. The staff were so attentive, and our guests had nothing but good things to say about every aspect of the day. The bridal suite was huge, and so comfortable! We were lucky enough to enjoy a barbecue at the clubhouse the next day, which was equally wonderful. The grounds are so beautiful, and it thankfully didn't rain so we could sit out and enjoy it all. I had the best day of my life and we wouldn't change a single thing. I'd recommend Fota to anyone :).

Review submitted on Fri, 30th of October, 2015
Caitríona and Alec,
We are now at Cork airport and very sad to leave all the excitement behind.
Thanks again for your help and that of all of the Fota team.
Everyone was outstanding and our guests all complimented us on a stellar choice of venue which is down to the Fota team as much as anything else.

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We will look forward to catching up in a years time!
Caitríona and Alec

Review submitted on Wed, 28th of October, 2015
Hazel & Philip
Never having to worry as Patricia always had everything under control or if we had any worries, she had a resolution straight-away. Also, feeling like we were nearly the only wedding Fota had (although not the case!)as time was always made for us, nearly felt like Patricia was there solely for our

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Review submitted on Tue, 20th of October, 2015
Mary Fitzgerald and Alex Bouju
We had the perfect wedding with a great party atmosphere. The food was phenomenal, and we had highly professional staff. This is the perfect venue if you are planning your wedding from abroad, as no matter what else goes wrong you can be assured your reception will be perfect and you have nothing to

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worry about, which is so reassuring for any Bride.

Review submitted on Tue, 29th of September, 2015
Linda Cunningham and Peter O'Brien
The function room and the outdoor area for the drinks reception was fantastic! The food was amazing and it was a nice touch for the head chef to come out to myself & Peter to ensure we enjoyed the food. Overall I could not fault the wedding reception we had; It really was a 5 star experience.

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have to say Patricia was excellent and was up to speed with all my requirements.

Review submitted on Tue, 29th of September, 2015
Colette and Cillian
Hi Patricia,
I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so so much for all you did at the wedding on Saturday. You and your team were absolutely fantastic.
Your enthusiasm and energy throughout the whole day was just amazing, and I just love the absolute passion you have for the work you

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You and your team went over and above to make sure the day ran smoothly from cleaning my dress to making sure we were all good through out every second of the day and night.
The food was just amazing and i would really appreciate if you could send on my absolute appreciation to Will, his team and the chefs for the outstanding service.
Ye're professionalism and effort shown was second to none so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Colette and Cillian

Review submitted on Thu, 3rd of September, 2015
Marguerite & Philip
We had an amazing day last Saturday, we didn't stop smiling from ear to ear all day. I'm still on a high while relaxing on the shores of The Maldives. Fota Island is a fantastic location and you and the staff should be very proud of the operation you run there. All of our guests were very impressed

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by the attention to detail, the service and most importantly the food. Will and the staff on the day were excellent and they gave us and our guests their undivided attention. Thank you again for all your help, advice and support throughout the last few months and for helping me to achieve one of the most memorable days of our lives.
Kind regards,
Marguerite & Philip.

Review submitted on Thu, 3rd of September, 2015
Rena and Patrick O' Riordan
Having just returned ourselves, I am finally getting around to expressing our thanks to you both and all the wonderful team in Fota.

We couldn't have imagined a wedding day better than the one we had on July 31st in Fota Resort. It surpassed our expectations and they were already extremely

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In the lead up to the day, your prompt response to emails and willingness to meet and help with any queries was greatly appreciated and really put us both at ease. We knew our day would be in safe hands!

Thank you for putting out all the little decorations and for keeping us informed on the day of all the finer details and liaising so effectively with us.

Our guests have been so complimentary of the venue as a whole with the food in particular being a real highlight.

Our kindest regards,

Rena and Patrick O' Riordan

Review submitted on Tue, 1st of September, 2015
Ailish & Vinny Whelan
Ailish and Vinny Whelan - June 27th 2014

On our first visit to Fota Island Resort we knew this was the perfect location, it offered everything we were looking for. From the beginning dealing with Susan and Hazel was a pleasure, we were offered plenty of time to meet with them each time we

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visited. It was clear how professional and expert they were in their roles.On the lead up to the day, all our questions and requests were answered without hesitation. On the day, we, our families and all our guests were looked after so professionally, we couldn't have asked for more. Our meal was outstanding, the food really was out of this world! Everything ran smoothly and stress free on the lead up to and on the day, we were in the hands of professionals! Overall, we were delighted we chose Fota Island Resort as our wedding venue, it was everything we wished for and more,we couldn't recommend it highly enough."

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of March, 2015
Meave Cantwell
Maeve Cantwell and Colm Clarke – 3rd February 2015

It may be a cliché but we had the best day of our lives at our wedding in Fota. The staff were fantastic and the food and wine was second to none. The lead up to the day was so relaxed thanks to the help we received from the Fota team in the

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lead up to our wedding - no task was too big or too small. All our friends have been raving about our day. We cannot recommend Fota enough.

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of February, 2015
Miriam Drislane
Miriam Drislane and Stephen O'Sullivan - 19th December 2014

We got married at Christmas in Fota. To say it was magical is an absolute understatement. The setting, food, staff and bridal suite were all amazing. Our wedding coordinator, Hazel O' Connell, couldn't have been friendlier, more

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enthusiastic or more accommodating. We loved our meetings in the run up to the wedding! I would recommend and have been recommending this hotel to everyone. As I mentioned earlier our wedding day in Fota was truly "magical".

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of February, 2015
Deirdre and Ronan O'Donnell
Fota is a great location for a wedding. The service was very good and the food excellent. All our guests spoke very highly of Fota. I couldn't think of a nicer venue in Cork to host a wedding. Fota was definiately the right decision. The grounds are also fabulous for pictures (assuming the weather

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plays its part).

Deirdre and Ronan O'Donnell

Review submitted on Fri, 14th of November, 2014
Sharon & John Sweeney
I could not recommend Fota Island Resort highly enough as a wedding venue. Our guests and ourselves truly experienced a 5 star experience. We had a magical day thanks to the amazing staff an amazing wedding co-ordinator Hazel. You really are treating your guests by having your wedding at Fota.

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The food was out of this world, sevice was outstanding and just the whole resort is a dream. Fota has an excellent reputation, if you want to impress your guests and have a dream wedding Fota Island Resort is the hotel for you.

Sharon & John Sweeney


Review submitted on Fri, 14th of November, 2014
Ger Buckley
“We had a wonderful time from the moment we arrived at the hotel on Friday afternoon before the reception to when we left the following day. Aishling Lambe met us as we arrived and ensured that everything was arranged and set up just as we wanted including photographs, reception seating, etc. The

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golf club looked perfect and just as we had hoped.

The level of professionalism, helpfulness, good humour and courtesy displayed by Aishling, Sid and the catering staff was exceptional and remarked upon by several of our guests.

The honeymoon suite was also excellent.

Thanks very much to everyone for all of their help in making this a great day. Everything was as we would have wished. I would very heartily recommend (and have already) Fota Resort as a wonderful wedding venue.

Regards, Ger and Ionna”

Review submitted on Thu, 13th of November, 2014
Ciara & Kevin Murray
We always knew that we wanted to get married in the Fota Island Resort. From the moment that we met Susan Laville we felt at ease, she talked us through each one of the packages on offer and we chose not only to have our reception in the hotel but also to have a dinner in the golf club on the second

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The service on both days was second to none and above all the food that was served was amazing. All our requests, no matter how big or small were accommodated with ease and the staff in particular paid the upmost attention not only to us on the day but also to our guests.

In particular Susan & Sid ensured that the day ran seamlessly. As we got married on the 20th of December, the hotel looked fantastic with the Christmas decor.

We got fabulous compliments from our guests who all had a fantastic time infact, after the experience of our day 3 couples are getting married at the hotel in the coming year.

Our only regret was that the weekend went to way to fast!!!!!!

Ciara & Kevin Murray

Review submitted on Tue, 11th of November, 2014
Leanne and Damien Mulvey
We want to say a massive thank you so much to Fota Island Resort for everything they have done for us. Our wedding weekend was just truly amazing and we couldn't of asked for anything more. Fota Island staff really pull out all the stops and we couldn't fault anything. It was everything that we

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dreamed of and more. Our wedding co-ordonator was Susan lavelle and all I can say is... WOW. She is an amazing person and we really formed a bond with her and became friends over the 18 months of planning. She was always at the end of the phone if we needed anything and if it wasn't for Susan we wouldn't of had a day like we did. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful on the day and the coming days to all of our guests. Everyone still speaks about the weekend which is great for us. We cannot wait to come back and stay once again and to see the staff.

Leanne and Damien Mulvey
26th April 2014

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of November, 2014
Evelyn and Guy Wells
We were married at Fota Island Golf Club in Dec 2013. We visited a number of venues and decided on Fota having attended their Wedding Fair. The diversity of the golf club and the impressive menu made Fota the place for us. We dealt with Susan and Will during the planning stages, a relaxed but

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professional approach ensured a stress free run up to the big day.

We enjoyed making use of the various spaces in the golf club rather than being confined to one room. Our ceremony was held in the function room, we then moved upstairs to the mezzanine area for our drinks reception while the function room was set up for dinner, the evening reception was held in the lounge area.

Although it was a stormy winters day, the atmosphere in the golf club was wonderfully warm and cosy. Will (the manager) and his team did a wonderful job and everything ran super smoothly. The venue was beautifully decorated for Christmas and Will was very accommodating in allowing my sister to put some finishing touches to the decor to further enhance the atmosphere. The meal was delicious, beautifully presented, hot, plentiful and the waiting staff carried off the service with an air of sophistication. We received many compliments from our guests on both the meal and the venue. Most importantly we enjoyed a magical day in warm, cosy, elegant surroundings and we're delighted we chose Fota Island Golf Club as our venue. We wouldn't change one thing about our day, except maybe to enjoy it over and over again..

Evelyn & Guy Wells

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of November, 2014
Nicola and Gerrold Myers
My husband and I got married in Fota Island Resort on the 18th of October 2014. From start to finish we had the most amazing experience. Hazel the wedding co-ordinator is a pleasure to deal with. She went above and beyond and made planning a wedding so much easier.
Rory the manager on duty, looked

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after us incredible well on the wedding day. All our guests commented on the amazing food, the service was exceptional and the attentiveness the staff gave was exceptional.
We then had a second day in the golf club on the Sunday. Again, service and staff were incredible.
We had spa treatments on the Monday and these treatments were the nicest I have had. A lot of our guests got their hair done in the hair salon over the few days and this we found very convenient. Thank you for the best day of our lives Fota Island Resort.

Nicola and Gerrold Myers

Review submitted on Wed, 5th of November, 2014
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