Garryvoe Hotel

Garryvoe Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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Ballycotton Bay, Garryvoe, East Cork
Named at the National Gold Medal Awards as 'Irelands Wedding Venue of the Year for Munster 2017' as well as 'Best National Venue co-ordinators 2017'. We also were awarded Irelands Waterside Wedding Venue of the Year & Irelands Wedding Co-Ordinator of the Year and the 2019 Weddingsonline awards. Stunning Ballroom with a High Ceiling and Crystal Chandaliers, 5 km of Beautiful Beach at your doorstep,a two-night stay in our split level 1,200 sq. ft. OceanView Bridal Suite; your own personal wedding manager, complimentary tasting of your chosen menu and much, much more...


Named at the National Gold Medal Awards as 'Irelands Wedding Venue of the Year for Munster 2017' as well as 'Best National Venue co-ordinators 2017'.  We are also Weddingonlines 'Waterside Wedding Venue of the Year' & 'Irelands Wedding Co-ordinator of the Year' 2019 

A Stunning Ballroom with High Ceiling and Crystal Chandaliers, 5 km of Beautiful Beach at your doorstep,a two-night stay in our split level 1,200 sq. ft. OceanView Bridal Suite; your own personal wedding manager, complimentary tasting of your chosen menu and much, much more...

At the Garryvoe Hotel we've been hosting weddings since the first day we opened 50 years ago. Hosting your wedding is such a major part of what we do that you will work directly with  Aidan the General Manager, Ben the Deputy GM and Eoghan our Banqueting Manager. 

The Garryvoe Hotel is also approved to host Civil Weddings and Civil Partnership Ceremonies. We have a number of rooms suitable for civil ceremonies and should couples also wish a spiritual or humanist blessing element as part of their ceremony, we are happy to arrange that. (We do not charge for room hire or set up for civil ceremonies).


It's your wedding: you will deal with one person, who will sit down with you all the way to listen, guide, and help in every possible way. And that same person is on the floor at all times during your big day. We can cater for smaller, intimate weddings or weddings of up to 300 guests. We can do set menus or á la carte. We set a budget with you – and there are no hidden costs. Our weddings are all about you; you will not notice us, but we will be watching every detail, quietly behind the scenes...

Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Independent/Family Run
  • Restaurant


  • Destination
  • Waterside


  • Civil License
  • Fully Accessible
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Late License
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

Meet the Dream Maker

Ben Sharkey
Deputy General Manager
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 212 reviews
on Tue, 25th of February, 2020
The easiest part of organising our wedding was dealing with Garryvoe Hotel. The early stages of planning a wedding can be overwhelming. There seems to be a million things to organise. We arrived unannounced to Garryvoe while out looking at various venues. Despite not having any appointment we met

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with a member of the management staff. We really did not know what we were doing but they managed to break it all down in a simple and concise manner. This instantly put our mind at ease and when we finally chose Garryvoe we were not disappointed. The venue itself is a gorgeous location with plenty of photo opportunities on the beach. The Library Room is amazing, homely and warm for a Christmas wedding. We assume a summer wedding would also be terrific with the beautiful seaside view and beach. The reception room is very good for large and small weddings. By the bar in the reception room they have plenty of comfortable sofas and chairs for guests after the meal. The bridal suite is very impressive with lovely views of the bay. This was very important for photos as the weather in December was not great. At every stage in the process the staff were professional, polite and very accommodating. This very much reduced the levels of stress we experienced in the lead up to the big day. The wedding rates for guests were also very good and this was important for us. Other venues stipulate that you need to fill x number of rooms. This is not the case with Garryvoe and as a result there was no pressure on us in that respect. On the day the staff were terrific. Polite to each and every one of our guests and extremely accommodating. All through the day the staff were available to us in anything we required. The whole day went without any hitch or problem. The drinks reception in the Library Room went down very well and Garryvoe were flexible in what drinks they provided. The dinner reception was magnificent. The food was gorgeous and everyone was extremely happy with the menu.
on Tue, 25th of February, 2020
We looked at many hotels but settled on Garryvoe. The best decision we could have made. Stephen, Aidan and their team were superb. They looked after us and our guests so well. They made us feel like our wedding was the only wedding that mattered. Thanks guys for helping to make our day so special.

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Special mention to Aidan Cotter. The best in the business. Eimear & Eoghan also top class !

on Mon, 10th of February, 2020
During the planning phase of our wedding, we visited many venues across Cork to get a feel for what would be the best fit for our wedding day. From the moment we landed at the beautifully picturesque setting that the Garryvoe Hotel is located in, we knew that we were on the right track. We were

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greeted by Aidan, the general manager, who guided us through all the fantastic offerings of this hotel while we relaxed in the beautiful surrounds of the hotel library.
We were so impressed by the hotel & it’s staff that we confirmed a date there and then. We left excited and confident that we had just made a great decision.
During the preparations for our big day, it was clear that every effort was going to be made by Aidan, Ben and their team to deliver our day with great professionalism. It was clear that they take pride in the service that they provide at the Garryvoe hotel.
Our families received a great welcome by all the staff the night before the wedding and the lovely relaxed atmosphere at the hotel really helped to ease the nerves for the groom.
On the big day, everything flowed seamlessly and we felt so assured by the happy faces of our guests that they were enjoying the wares of Garryvoe hotel. All of the staff went above and beyond in accommodating our needs and those of our guests, including helping to celebrate the brides 30th birthday.
One of the hardest decisions along the way was picking our menu as the food options available all sounded divine. It didn’t disappoint on the day and has been complimented many times since.
A particular mention must be given to the bridal suite. The luxurious suite had a sauna, steam room and a balcony overlooking Garryvoe beach which made a great setting for some photos. Although we hadn’t banked on the bride’s veil being swept from her head and onto the hotels roof. Great credit to Aidan and Ben on the rescue operation that they carried out.
Garryvoe hotel exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t recommend it highly enough
on Wed, 29th of January, 2020
Myself and my husband could not be more grateful for the care and attention we received from the team at the Garryvoe Hotel from the moment we booked our wedding with them right up to leaving the morning after our wedding! There was no request too big and their quick response to any enquiries put

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our mind at ease the entire time! On the day the entire team from reception to catering to management were truly fantastic! Even one of the ladies during dinner took time to talk to my 4 year old nephew at the top table. The service at the Garryvoe hotel is exceptional and their attention to detail is incredible! Thank you Garryvoe hotel for making our wedding so special! It will always be a very special hotel to us!
on Sat, 18th of January, 2020
I don’t think there’s been a word invented to discribe how brilliant a venue Garryvoe is!
Aidan, Ben, Eoghan, Danjo! Couldn’t have done more for us and our guests to make sure we had the best day! From the amazing food to finalising the little details etc this was no issue and the lads are

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more the willing to help out!! Cannot thank the lads enough for making our day so special!! Highly recommend if your looking for top class look no further than Garryvoe

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