Wedding Reviews for Imperial Hotel Cork

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 19 reviews



by Jackie & Matthew White
on Mon, 10th of August, 2020
Lynda & Jim from the Imperial Hotel went above and beyond in creating a fun/romantic wedding for my husband and I.
We couldn't have asked for a better venue but most importantly better and friendlier staff.
They were all amazing and worked with us through the Covid-19 pandemic to still create a

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wonderful atmosphere.
by Sarah & Brendan Falvely/O Leary
on Mon, 3rd of February, 2020
Firstly can I say we adored our day and that was in no small part down to you guys. We felt no stress whatsoever during the drinks reception and meal. You guys really had taken all the organisation and responsibility out of our hands and it was just lovely to show up and be present with our guests.

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At no point did we feel rushed or that we had missed out on something. The food was divine and the atmosphere exactly as we had hoped.
As with all days I imagine things don't go totally according to plan but you guys kept everything ticking over and just touched base with us. It was fantastic.
The décor was beautiful and the overall vibe from start to finish was just a joy to be a part of.
I loved your suggestion of a few minutes upstairs for canapes just the two of us when we first got back. It was probably my favourite moment of the day. The penthouse and rooms were beautifully presented and we really appreciated the help from the porters throughout our stay. The drinks reception was perfect. Everyone remarked on the fact that they had a number of drinks and got a few bites so all very happy.
The kids room was a roaring success! As a couple who love spending time with family, looking after our smallies was a big thing for us and I have to say the space and the care the kids were given was astounding. They all had a total ball and it meant alot to their parents and us.
The set up for DJ and band was seamless and we loved that tables could stay put so we felt the room worked really well. Finally, the staff. The kindness and efficiency of the staff we dealt with over the few days was astounding. Every single person we dealt with was an utter joy. Nothing was too much to ask and we really felt like we were being looked after- so much so we didn't want to leave! My family are already talking about coming back next Christmas to mark the anniversary.

Brendan & Sarah xx
by Sophie Ryan
on Sat, 11th of January, 2020
We got married just before Christmas with our reception at the Imperial Hotel. There are not enough good words to say about the venue, the staff, and the service we were given throughout the build up to the wedding and on the day itself. We went for the Fairytale in Cork City package and can highly

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recommend this, it was amazing value for money, including a beautiful wedding car that brought us from home to church to hotel (our driver Joe was gas, absolutely made the day!). The food was divine, definitely the best wedding food I have ever eaten, and the room was so gorgeous. The Christmas decorations did add a lovely touch, but it is beautiful all year round! Everything went off without a hitch on the day, with Jim and the team running a tight ship! We would like to say a special thanks to Lynda who did such an excellent job organising the whole day. None of our guests have had a bad word to say about the venue, from the reception to the meal to the hotel bedrooms, and it was the perfect size for our wedding of around 140. We had the use of the penthouse for the night, which was gorgeous, and we got some lovely photos from the balcony
by Jennifer Forde
on Sat, 11th of January, 2020
Lynda and James thank you sincerely for everything you did for us , both in the lead up to the wedding and on the day, down to the kindness of the staff , attention to detail , stunning surroundings and amazing food , we couldn’t have asked of anymore from you all. Thank you sincerely, we will

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not forget it, Everyone is still talking about it!! Happy new year to you and you all deserve the rest for all the hard work , creativity and passion that went into the whole day, thank you again ,we couldn’t have done it without you, it was so special ,

Jen and Kieran xx
by Aoife & James Murphy
on Fri, 3rd of January, 2020
’We got married in The Imperial Hotel on Dec 27th 2019 and definitely had the best day of our lives. From the first day we met Lynda, the wedding co-ordinator, she made us feel so excited. We were always reminded by her kindness and charm during all of our meetings that we’d definitely made the

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right choice too.
On the day of our wedding she definitely didn’t let us down either. The food was excellent, so many of our guests commented on its quality. The venue was perfect with such a lovely flow from the entrance hall, bringing us into Souths Bar before finally sitting for dinner in the ballroom. James and his staff took over then with the same enthusiasm and professionalism we had received from Lynda. He was brilliant too, ensuring everything was so perfect for us. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.
The Imperial Hotel staff were second to none and left no stone unturned. From Christy in the foyer (a total gent) to the ever available concierge (I didn’t get his name), to Lynda, James and their teams we cannot thank you enough. You made our day so special and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Our time in The Imperial was fantastic and it is a place we will only have the fondest of memories of.
We will definitely be back down to visit and would highly recommend it as a wedding venue for anyone who maybe interested. However, only consider it if you’re looking for something that’s going to beyond your expectations. The hotel and staff here don’t seem to settle for anything less.
Thank you all again for everything, the whole experience was incredible.
Aoife and James
by Caroline Williamson Sinalo
on Mon, 19th of November, 2018
We got married at the Imperial Hotel Cork earlier this year and have to say the venue and customer services were outstanding - the staff went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we wanted. Planning a wedding can be quite stressful, time-consuming and expensive but Lynda and her team at

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the Imperial ensured that we got everything we wanted and for excellent value. We were given lots of options for food -even when it came to our more exotic requests - and we were given the opportunity to taste everything in advance. The function room itself was decorated beautifully and all our guests said what a beautiful venue it was and how amazing the food was. We also loved the room we got - the penthouse offered stunning views over the city and with ample space. Overall, we couldn't think of a bad thing to say, everything was exceptional!
by Ian & Nicole Murphy
on Wed, 25th of July, 2018
We can't thank the staff enough for making our wedding day so special. Everyone went above and beyond what we expected. A special thanks to Lynda and Jim who were absolutely fantastic and felt like family. Everything was perfect and we couldn't of asked for a better day
by Aine & Joseph
on Tue, 10th of July, 2018
Wow, wow, wow. We had such a fantastic day on Saturday all thanks to the staff at the Imperial.

We were truly blown away by how well we were treated, I would even go as far as saying you all spoiled us.

I hope no one got too frazzled with us running behind schedule, time literally ran away

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from us but I think the staff handled it really well.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can not recommend the hotel enough, superstars.

Please say a massive thank you to everyone who was involved in the day. Thank you for all your work over the last year or so, the hard work certainly shone through on the day.

Lots of love
Joseph & Aine

by Treasa O Riordan, Dani Romano
on Sat, 4th of November, 2017
To the staff at The Imperial Hotel,
We just want to say thank you all so much for the care and attention you gave to us, our families, and our guests for our wedding on Saturday October 21st 2017. Every member of staff was so wonderfully helpful, friendly and professional. We received many

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compliments from our guests about how welcoming and friendly you all were to them. Thank you all most sincerely.
I'll have to begin with Louise who we were dealing with initially a year and a half ago. Louise was extremely responsive to emails and always had solutions or answers to anything that was needed! Unfortunately Louise went on to pastures new and we were put in the capable hands of Charley Walters. Charley took over and it really was a smooth transition from one to the other! Charley also was a pleasure to deal with and was so helpful and professional.
We were then left in the VERY capable hands of Lynda O' Sullivan for the remaining months in the lead up to the wedding. Lynda was a dream to work with. Every email (and I sent a lot!) was answered quickly and efficiently. Nothing was too much trouble and she never made us feel like we were a nuisance (though I bet we were!) Every little detail was discussed via email and every question was dealt with, no matter how small or trivial! To a bride (and groom!), that means an awful lot. It was so lovely meeting Lynda and going through the last few details the month before the wedding. Arriving with a list of 25+ questions didn't put her off! We knew straight away that we were in very good hands and all the finer details would be taken care of! Lynda thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did for us. You really went above and beyond. You are a treasure
by Maria Lyons
on Sat, 21st of October, 2017
We choose the Imperial Hotel for our wedding and we are so delighted that we did. They could not have been more helpful when it came to the planning and helping us make decisions around the menu etc. Lynda was a joy to deal with, she has a great attention to detail and nothing was too much trouble.

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In the run up to the wedding everyone at the Imperial was incredibly helpful - Sinead and the reservations team and Christy and the guys on the concierge team were all fab. The day itself went smoothly, everyone commented on how great the food and service was. Jim and his team were incredible, ensuring everything went to plan, especially Hailey who looked after setting up all the decorations. If you are looking for a venue which offers a warm and personal feel with character and feeling of family along with excellent service, you need look no further. We couldn’t have wished for a better day.
by Michelle Kelleher
on Tue, 29th of August, 2017
I had my wedding on the 24th of August 2017.

I was so impressed with the hotel and all the staff they were all very friendly and polite

I had a fantastic day and that was down to the great experience we had with the imperial hotel.

I would highly recommend the imperial hotel cork for any up

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coming wedding or just to have a weekend away.
by Amy Looney
on Thu, 17th of August, 2017
Hi Louise,

Sorry it has taken so long for us to reply, we arrived in Bali late Wednesday evening after semi-recovering from an AMAZING weekend.

The team in The Imperial were impeccable. So many of our guests commented on how brilliant they were. They really couldn't have taken better care

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of us and our guests. Of course we will continue to spread the word amongst friends and family about what a great venue it is and how helpful the staff are.

Thank you Louise so, so very much for all the help you have given us! Every email, meeting or phone conversation was professional but friendly and supportive. You certainly helped guide us through the craziness of planning a wedding in so many ways!

Kind regards,
Amy & Pat
by Cian Shalloe
on Fri, 11th of August, 2017
Hi Louise,
Between you, Jim and all the team, you really met all our expectations, so we're really grateful for that.
Our friends and family had a great time and were full of compliments about the hotel.
Thanks for everything,
Cian
by Carol
on Sun, 25th of June, 2017
Myself and my husband recently got married in the Imperial Hotel. We had looked at numerous venues and dealt with a lot of events managers before we came to the Imperial. As soon as we walked in the door, we knew we had found the right place for our wedding. The venue itself is just magical and the

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amount of effort they put into the decor on the day is truly amazing. Although this all played a part in us deciding to pick this as our wedding venue, the main reason we chose it was because of the staff we meet there. Nothing was a problem for them. No matter what questions we had, they had an answer. Louise, our wedding planner, was just incredible. After meeting her and going through our wedding requests, I never once worried that things would not go according to plan. She was so professional, friendly, and extremely helpful. Jim the events managers was just as amazing. He had a great sense of humour, which worked just perfect with our wedding and our guests. He really got into the spirit of it all and you could tell he just loves his job. Both of these people really and truly helped create the most magical, stress-free wedding day we could have hoped for. Our guests are still contacting us about how great the food was, how the staff were fantastic, and how the wedding itself was one of the best they have been to. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married.
by Lucy Kenefick
on Wed, 17th of May, 2017
Myself and my now husband Steve had our wedding here in April. It was, without a doubt, the best day of our lives! Thanks, in no small part, to the efforts of Louise and Jim in Events, Chris in F&B and Fritz looking after the show.

We were having a wedding with a twist, a festival of sorts, and

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with every twist and turn we were met with nothing but positivity and a can-do attitude. There were regular emails and the odd meeting but nothing overbearing and on the day everything went off as we had planned, in a timely fashion without a hitch and perhaps even better than anticipated.

The hard work and dedication from Jim, Louise and all the bar and floor staff was amazing and really made our greatest day ever. We cannot thank them enough.

If you are planning a wedding or any event here, we can't recommend these guys enough! Well done to all at the Imperial!

Lucy and Steve
by Mark & Suz Galvin
on Tue, 9th of May, 2017
Well, what can I say about the Imperial Hotel, Cork City???
The answer is, plenty!!.
We recently had our wedding reception there & can safely say we are over the moon that we did. What a truly amazing setting, atmosphere, service & experience the hotel offers.
Everything about the whole weekend

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was sublime - wedding meal, breakfast, downstairs restaurant, penthouse, other rooms, upstairs & downstairs bars, the spa & best of all, their staff.
The staff there are a true credit to the hotel. They are both shining & leading examples for others in the industry. It starts right from the top down with top class, personalised management from the likes of their Events Manager Jim , then flows down to his next in commands & right throughout the bar, waiting, reception, concierges, & rest of the hotel staff.
We were blown away by the royal treatment provided & how special everyone made us feel for our entire 4 day stay. It didn't just stop with us either, all our wedding guests were given very high levels of service too.
My wife & I were completely spoilt , treated with such respect & sincerity by all of the staff we encountered.
All the staff we had the pleasure of dealing with need to be commended, but, a few in particular even more so though.
Starting with the mighty man Christy down in the foyer , what a gent!.
Louise our Wedding Planner, what a true star she is. A gifted, talented lady that is such a joy to deal with.
She made us feel like we were the only people in the hotel right from our first encounter. She is a dream to deal with.
Mark, who was so professional, approachable, so obliging & just all round helpful, regardless of what our request was.
Then there was the bar staff. All excellent, special mention though to Ailish, Ana & Matty. These 3 are Incredible bar staff who clearly enjoy what they do & are top notch at it. Their customer focus is admirable & should be bottled.
Louise, Mark, Ana & Matty regularly went above & beyond for us and were happy to do so.
We can't recommend the hotel highly enough, so much so, that if we could, we would easily redo the wedding weekend there all over again with them. A Fantastic wedding venue!!!.
Though we can't do the wedding over by the way too, we certainly will be eating & staying there again in the future and would also advise anyone to do the same anytime you are looking for somewhere to eat out in or stay when out & about in Cork City.
by Kate and David
on Tue, 18th of April, 2017
Hello Louise and team,
We would just like to say thank you so much for hosting our wedding on 8th April. It was a spectacular day for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
The staff in the Imperial were wonderful. Every guest I have spoken to has just been overwhelmed by the attention paid to them and

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just how lovely everyone was. We were keen that our guests would leave with a true understanding of Irish hospitality and we are not disappointed. Some have even spoken of a return visit!
The wedding itself was the best day of our lives and this is truly down to your service and your commitment to making it so. From the accommodation to the reception, there was not one single problem. You really looked after all of our guests and especially noted is the level of service shown to our parents who are particularly grateful.
There are so many different aspects of the wedding we could praise but ones that stand out are the welcome to the hotel, dinner service and cutting the cake. We were delighted that Louise put in so much work beforehand and that Jim executed plans without a hitch.
We hope that your future weddings go as well as ours.
We have already booked to come back at Christmas (not for another wedding unfortunately!).
Thank you so much,
Kate and David
by Keith Linehan & Tom Jones
on Mon, 16th of January, 2017
We got married in the Imperial Hotel, Cork on the 25th of November 2016. It was the most amazing day of our lives and that is in no small part down to the incredibly wonderful, friendly and professional staff of the events team in particular but, it has to be said, all the staff are just fantastic.

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We had our initial meeting with Trish back in June who took us though all the details of packages available we walked away that day knowing The Imperial was for us.
From there Louise became our wedding coordinator and from the first moment we met, knew we were in safe hands. I cannot praise Louise enough. Not only is she professional, keeping on top of every detail of our ceremony and reception, she is one of the nicest people you could meet and it’s clear that she loves her job and that made a huge difference to our experience.
In the run up to the wedding Louise kept in touch regularly and no requests phased her in the least. We checked into the hotel the day before where, to our surprise and delight, we had been upgraded to the penthouse. It was pre booked for our wedding night as part of the Vintage package.
The day itself went without a hitch thanks to Jim and his team. The rooms for the civil ceremony and reception were beautifully set out, the food and service was outstanding from the drinks reception to the wedding reception and Jim was always nearby making sure that we had everything we needed with a smile and wit that we’ll always remember.
We had nothing but praise and compliments from our guests for the quality of the food and the exceptional service and that was down to Jim and his team.

We would like to thank Louise, Jim and all the staff of the Imperial Hotel for helping to create the perfect setting for us to celebrate the most wonderful day of our lives. We can’t thank and highly recommend you enough.

Keith and Tom, November 2016
by Paul & Joanne
on Mon, 16th of January, 2012
We recently had our wedding reception at the Imperial hotel in Cork City and we could not have been happier with the service provided by the hotel and staff. The staff were exceptional to deal with and very supportive of any requests or questions we had from the time we booked this venue and right

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up to the very special day. The food and sevice provided on the wedding day was absolutely second to none. You will not meet a more friendy, capable or more professional staff any where in our opinion. We are so happy we decided to hold our wedding reception at the Imperial Hotel - couldnt have asked for better! Paul & Joanne. (29th December 2011)
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