Wedding Reviews for Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 32 reviews



by Elaine & Conor Quinb
on Fri, 17th of September, 2021
We had the most amazing wedding weekend experience at the Kinsale Hotel & Spa. From the first time we visited the hotel, with its' beautiful views, we knew it was where we wanted to have our reception. Our first meeting with Alison (the amazing wedding planner) really sealed the deal. She couldn't

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have been more helpful through all the covid rescheduling, she was the one who kept us going!

We received the most positive feedback and compliments from our guests on every aspect of the wedding, from the views, the food, the atmosphere, the staff and just the entire stay, it was more than we ever could have hoped for.

We'll be forever grateful for all that Alison and the hotel staff did to make our day and weekend so special.

Thanks again,
Elaine & Conor
by Emma Sharpe
on Mon, 6th of September, 2021
When Philip & I got engaged, picking the hotel for our wedding wasn't difficult. I knew that Kinsale Hotel and Spa was in my top 5 Hotels, but after we met with Alison, the wedding coordinator, it quickly claimed the number 1 spot on our list of venues. We couldn't have asked for a better hotel.

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Alison pulled an absolute blinder in putting our day together. Prior to the wedding, she had been available to call for the last 18 months and as you can imagine with the number of guests allowed at the reception changing every 5 minutes due to Covid, there was a lot of beckoning calls! She has been a delight to deal with. The food was out of this world, and the bar service was fantastic. Thank you Otto. Our guests are still telling us what a fantastic day they had. It's all down to Alison and her team. Thank you so much for making our wedding day exceed our expectations by miles!
by Teresa Goggin
on Mon, 16th of August, 2021
We were due to get married in Kinsale Hotel & Spa in October this year but had to push our wedding forward on short notice. We gave them 10 weeks notice, and Alison was on top of everything that I had little to worry about! From the first day we met to the WEDDING day, Alison and the hotel made

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wedding planning easy and relaxed. We had the most amazing day!! The food, views, hotel, staff and everything else was beyond what we wanted. All our guests were gushing about how beautiful everything was. I would recommend this hotel without hesitation!!
by Norma Leahy
on Sun, 25th of July, 2021
We got married on the 17th of June and it was the best day ever. The whole experience with Kinsale Hotel and Spa was amazing from start to finish. Right from the first visit it was the obvious choice for us. Alison the wedding coordinator was so kind and patient even with the ever changing plans.

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The day itself was so relaxed and we got to have so much fun on our own day.

We are so grateful for the time and effort put in. Thank you all at Kinsale Hotel and Spa, from the newlyweds!

Norma and William

 
by Suzanne O Driscoll
on Mon, 28th of June, 2021
Absolutely beautiful hotel, stunning views, amazing food. The wonderful staff and our stellar wedding coordinator gave us the perfect day!
by Anita Moakley
on Mon, 28th of June, 2021
You are in safe hands with Alison, the wedding coordinator and manager Ronan.

I cannot fault either as both were extremely helpful along with all the staff at Kinsale hotel and spa. A fantastic venue for a wedding.
by Johanne Buckley
on Mon, 28th of June, 2021
I cannot recommend Kinsale Hotel & Spa and the team enough. It is important to mention the team because they are what makes this hotel special. From the moment we met our wedding coordinator Alison we knew we would be well looked after. Any queries or questions were quickly answered, sometimes even

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on her scheduled days off. All of this was true before covid and the same stands for when it started to affect weddings. Even though our wedding was still a few months out when we went into lockdown, Alison reached out to let us know that she would let us know if things developed on her side. She did this and more. With every new restriction, she came with a solution, and nothing was too much trouble.

On the day, everyone commented on how even though there were only 50 people in the room, it felt full because of how it had been laid out. The food was out of this world; all of our guests still mention it and how it wasn't like typical wedding food - the standard was exceptional, and it was perfect from starter to dessert to evening food. The packages on offer were by far the most well rounded and best value that we had seen across the venues we went to see, with a lot of options available for each course - it actually made it extremely difficult to pick!

Alison, Ronan and the team made sure everything ran smoothly for the whole day, and if any issues needed to be dealt with, we didn't even know! Their professionalism and exceptional standards are second to none. Alison promised us the best day ever when we met her, and it was delivered by the bucketload. I cannot recommend Kinsale Hotel and Spa enough
by Tanya Flynn
on Mon, 28th of June, 2021
AMAZING! We had the most amazing wedding experience at the Kinsale Hotel and Spa. We knew this was where we wanted to get married from the first time we visited the hotel with its beautiful entrance to its picturesque scenic views. The whole process of planning the wedding was so easy, thanks to

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Alison, who was always at the end of the phone or an email. We did not want a run of the mill wedding, and she embraced all our ideas and let us have the wedding day we always dreamed of. She thought of every single little detail. It was perfect.

We held both the ceremony and reception at the hotel, and the turnaround of the suite was so quick, and both the ceremony and meal décor was beautiful with fresh flowers and beautiful centrepieces. Every single staff member was so friendly both before and after the wedding. They always made sure that all our guests were comfortable and accommodated. The food was outstanding during the drink’s reception and for our meal. It was served quick, hot, and flawless to all our 160 guests. We have received nothing but compliments from all our guests on every aspect of the wedding, from the views, food, and entire stay. We cannot thank Alison, Ronan and all the staff at the hotel enough for making our day so wonderful, relaxed, and memorable. We will forever be grateful for all they did to make our day so special.
by Cliodhna Ni mhurchu
on Mon, 28th of June, 2021
Everything that we have to say about our experience with the Kinsale Hotel and Spa is undoubtedly positive but they really surpassed all of our expectations as we like to think that we were probably the last wedding in Ireland before the lockdown! We were looking for something a little bit different

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for our wedding, we really liked the idea of doing a lot of it ourselves with DIY elements (too many Pinterest ideas) and having a BBQ as the main meal.

We first met Alison Walsh, the wedding coordinator for the Kinsale Hotel and Spa, at a wedding fair and we instantly felt that she was the right fit for us. Every idea we had she responded to with enthusiasm and positivity, never saying 'no' and even giving us better suggestions and ideas. The whole way through the planning process, Alison supported us. Alison put together a personalised wedding package for us so we didn't have to force ourselves into a package that we didn't want.

The managers and reception staff in the hotel were also great to deal with when we called by to meet with Alison or check something in the function room. Alison was always a quick phone call away and was great to deal with through email, responding quickly. To explain the professionalism and flexibility of the The Kinsale Hotel & Spa, on the week prior to the wedding on the 16th of March each single day brought a new development because of COVID-19. There were a number of restrictions put in place that we could not foresee such as social distancing, cocooning, sanitising requirements, limiting indoor event numbers and the closure of bars. While these measures are all commonplace now, at the time each day put a new hurdle in our way. We had a confirmed guest list of 155 a week before the wedding, three days before the wedding it dropped to 98 and on the day we had 75 guests. The venue was great with dealing with it all, taking everything in stride and adapting the plan without having to be asked by putting protection measures in place
by JOhanne Kelly
on Mon, 9th of November, 2020
Cannot recommend Kinsale Hotel & Spa and the team enough. It is important to mention the team because they are what makes this hotel as special as it is. From the moment we met our wedding coordinator Alison we knew we would be well looked after. Any queries or questions were quickly answered,

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sometimes even on her scheduled days off. All of this was true before COVID, and the same stands for when it started to affect weddings. Even though our wedding was still a few months out when we went into lockdown, Alison reached out to let us know that she would let us know if things developed on her side. She did this and more. With every new restriction, she came with a solution and nothing was too much trouble.

On the day, everyone commented on how even though there was only 50 people in the room, it felt full because of how it had been laid out. The food was out of this world; all of our guests still mention it and how it wasn't like typical wedding food - the standard was exceptional it was perfect from starter to dessert to evening food. The packages on offer were by far the most well rounded and best value that we had seen across the venues we went to see, with a lot of options available for each course - it actually made it extremely difficult to pick!

Alison, Ronan and the team made sure everything ran smoothly for the whole day and if there were any issues that needed to be dealt with, we didn't even know! Their professionalism and exceptional standards are second to none. Alison promised us the best day ever when we met her and it was delivered by the bucket load. Cannot recommend Kinsale Hotel and Spa enough :)
by Clíodhna Ní Mhurchú
on Sun, 4th of October, 2020
Everything that we have to say about our experience with the Kinsale Hotel and Spa is undoubtedly positive but they really surpassed all of our expectations . We first met Alison Walsh, the wedding coordinator for the Kinsale Hotel and Spa, at a wedding fair and we instantly felt that she was the

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right fit for us. Every idea we had she responded too with enthusiasm and positivity, never saying 'no' and even giving us better suggestions and ideas. The whole way through the planning process, Alison supported us. Alison put together a personalised wedding package for us so we didn't have to force ourselves into a package that we didn't want.

To explain the professionalism and flexibility of the The Kinsale Hotel & Spa, on the week prior to the wedding on the 16th of March each single day brought a new development because of COVID-19. There were a number of restrictions put in place that we could not foresee. The venue was great with dealing with it all, taking everything in stride and adapting the plan without having to be asked by putting protection measures in place even though there weren't any published at the time. The venue dealt with all issues that came up on the day such as the band not being able to play and very reduced guest numbers.

We had a fantastic day and enjoyed every aspect of it, the whole team at the venue made sure that the day was great and let us put our own personal touch on it through decorations, music, photo presentation and having a BBQ as the main meal. The function room really met all of our needs and There was a great view of Oysterhaven Bay and the grounds, letting in plenty of natural light. THE FOOD AND DRINK WAS DELICIOUS and the staff were very professional and friendly. All of the guests still tell us what a great day that they had.

We loved our experience at the Kinsale Hotel and Spa and would not have changed it for the world, would definitely recommend.
by Anita Moakley
on Tue, 22nd of September, 2020
A fantastic venue for a wedding. Along with fantastic wedding co ordinator Alison Walsh and hotel manager Ronan.
Both were extremely helpful and pleasant and no ask was to big to meet, from time management to late night Ham SANDwiches to uploading photos. To our delight we gOT so much positive

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feedback from our guests on the hotel and staff being so good and helpful. Therefore I cannot recommend this hotel and staff highly enough. To futher brides and grooms you are in safe hands going with Kinsale hotel and spa.
by Dullea Wedding
on Sun, 19th of April, 2020
AMAZING! We had the most amazing wedding experience at the Kinsale Hotel and Spa.
From the first time we visited the hotel with its beautiful entrance to its picturesque scenic views, we knew this was where we wanted to get married.
The whole process of planning the wedding was so easy thanks to

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Alison who was always at the end of the phone or an email. We did not want a run of the mill wedding and she embraced all our ideas and let us have the wedding day we always dreamed of. She thought of every single little detail, it was perfect.

We held both the ceremony and reception at the hotel and the turnaround of the suite was so quick and both the ceremony and meal décor was beautiful with fresh flowers and beautiful centre pieces. Every single staff member was so friendly both before and after the wedding. They always made sure that all our guests were comfortable and accommodated.

The food was outstanding during the drink’s reception and for our meal. It was served quick, hot, and flawless to all our 160 guests. We have received nothing but compliments from all our guests on every aspect of the wedding from the views, the food and their entire stay.

We cannot thank Alison, Ronan and all the staff at the hotel enough for making our day so wonderful, relaxed, and memorable. We will forever be grateful for all they did to make our day so special.
by Ronan & Dara
on Tue, 30th of July, 2019
Very impressed with the service and set up of the hotel. Everything on the day went absolutely perfect. Alison (the coordinator) was an extremely pleasant and easy person to deal with and any last minute adjustments we required were completed with ease. We would highly recommend this venue to any

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couple looking for a venue.
by Marion & Limon
on Sat, 20th of July, 2019
Absolutely amazing venue. We had our ceremony and reception there. Food and services were superb. Special thanks to Alison Walsh ( wedding Co-ordinator) and team. From begging to end she was always in touch. All of our guests were wowed about food, services and the location. We could not say in word

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how friendly everyone was. Few of our guests were saying that if they had second chance to pick venue they would choose this one.
by Linda & Lee Brockway
on Mon, 20th of May, 2019
Thanks to all at Kinsale Hotel & Spa for making our day so very special. Planning a wedding from abroad can be tricky but Alison and the team were absolutely a safe pair of hands. The food was absolutely outstanding too. Thanks especially to Alison for all her help and guidance throughout all the

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planning. I would highly recommend this hotel
by Jo & Martin
on Tue, 14th of May, 2019
Our Wedding at the Kinsale Hotel & Spa was just wonderful.
We had both our ceremony and reception there.
From the first meeting with Lyn (F&B Manager), to the Wedding co-ordinator Alison we had a great experience with everyone who works there.
We had great support on the run up to the big day,

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every detail was thought of.

When we met the Head Chef for our tasting every question was answered and requests taken care of. There is also great service staff in the Restaurant.
We cannot say enough about how helpful and friendly everyone was.

On the day everything went exactly as planned. the room looked beautiful, the food was even better then we remembered, the service was impeccable and the bride was perfectly late

The location of the Hotel is off the beaten Track, it's lovely and secluded and offers plenty of space for everyone involved. the views are breathtaking and the accommodation, while it could use a little updating, is clean and well kept.

Altogether we had a wonderful experience and can only recommend it.
by Brendan
on Mon, 15th of October, 2018
The hotel is in a beautiful setting and is well set up for a wedding. However, Alison and her team are the real assets here. No worry was too small, no problem was too big and from the minute we decided on the hotel for our wedding, Alison made us feel like ours was the only wedding that was taking

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place there, for the whole year. She was responsive to every email and on the day, the fact that everything ran smoothly was as much down to the fact that Alison and the team had thought of every eventuality and prepared for it without us even asking. We were organising the wedding from abroad and that made no difference to the level of service we got. The food on the day was great, the wine was lovely, the staff were amazing and all in all, I couldn't imagine such a big day going any better.
by James Sandquest
on Thu, 16th of August, 2018
Alison our wedding co-ordinator was absolutely incredible, always going above and beyond to make the day extra special. Some venues rejected our idea of having a BBQ buffet, but Kinsale Macdonald welcomes us with open arms with the head chef cooking on display with bespoke Jameson infused burgers

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which went down so well with our guests!!

We had incredible cocktails on arrival and all our guests mentioned how incredible the venue and day was. The ballroom is fantastic whatever the weather with full glass windows. Definitely recommend for those who love the sea, unreal views and private balcony at the bridal suite!!
by Gerarda & Michael O'Brien
on Sat, 10th of February, 2018
Would highly recommend MacDonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa to others couples.

The service was excellent, food was lovely with a great menu to choose from and the function room looked very well.

Marita (Manager) and Alison (Wedding Coordinator) were both excellent to deal with and went above and

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beyond, not only on the day but also in the lead up.

The packages they offer are great value and there is flexibility there to tailor to your specific needs.

If you are considering venues in Cork we would highly advise you to pop down and have a chat with Alison and we're sure you'll be very impressed with the venue and packages on offer.
by Sonya Robertson
on Thu, 19th of October, 2017
I could not recommended Alison and her team at Macdonald Hotel & Spa, Kinsale more. Organising our wedding from Australia was initially a very daunting idea but once we started working with Alison, we knew we were in great hands. Nothing was too big or too small of an ask, even with the massive time

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difference!! We also availed of the day after BBQ and was such a perfect decision- amazing food, amazing views and everyone was so relaxed. The service we received right from the front desk was incredible, so much so- our guests could not stop talking about the hotel and the experience. We are beyond delighted with our experience- from the breathtaking views to the service, from the food to the amazing spa, we would have had it no other way. So for anyone searching for the perfect wedding venue, look no further!!! Thank you Alison and Co. again from the bottom of our hearts ♡
by Suzie & Ciaran
on Tue, 17th of October, 2017
We had an absolutely fantastic experience at the Macdonald Hotel & Spa. From the very beginning, we felt welcome, well-advised, and nothing was a problem, which was very comforting since we had a large number of guests (220) to accommodate. Alison was a great help at every stage of the planning,

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and was incredible on the day, as were all the staff. We were especially impressed when Donald appeared down in the playground, where we were taking photographs, with a bottle of champagne and some canapes, because he knew by then we'd be in need of some refreshment! It was little touches like that that really made the day special. Our guests were blown away by the views, but also by the hospitality and efficiency of all the staff, and the on-site lodges make for a great alternative to traditional hotel accommodation, especially for those with children. All in all, a five-star experience!
by Áine Nicholls
on Tue, 22nd of August, 2017
Myself & my husband recently (22nd July 2017) had our wedding reception at the Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa and the venue was absolutely amazing. We'd like to thank Alison, Lynn & all the staff so much, everything was just so perfect. The food & service was top class. The function room and the

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foyer looked beyond perfect and the staff couldn't have been more attentive. Our guests were super impressed by the hotel, the staff, the food and service. Thank you so much to everyone at the Macdonald Kinsale. It was a day/weekend we'll never forget. :)
by Teresa Welch
on Mon, 7th of August, 2017
We had our Civil Ceremony and wedding reception at MacDonalds hotel on July 5th last. We were absolutely blown away with the service of the staff, service, and attention to every detail. Nothing was too much. We couldn't have asked for better. The food was amazing. Our guests are still talking about

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it!
I would highly recommend this hotel as a wedding venue.
Teresa Welch & Jim O Sillivan
by Noelle Reidy
on Tue, 27th of June, 2017
I would highly recommended this hotel.Everything was perfect. Food was outstanding. Our wedding co-ordinatior Alison Walsh was fantastic.All the staff were so helpful.The function room was beautiful as were bedrooms & grounds.Thank you for a wonderful day.
by Paul and Aoife O Driscoll
on Thu, 15th of June, 2017
We got married here in April 2017 and everything was just amazing! The staff that helped us with the wedding were brilliant, Alison Walsh and Lynn (food and beverage manager) especially were so great in making everything easy for us! We wanted to do a few things differently like a dessert buffet in

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the reception area after the meal which worked so well and got everybody mingling, the effort the hotel put into this was incredible which then blended smoothly into first dance outside on the terrace and everybody went from that to the dancing in the beautiful function room. Food was A1, accommodation beautiful, music for drinks reception (Grainne Ryan)was fab. The attention to detail made our day very memorable for our family & friends and the hotel made our day one of the best we could have imagined. We were so so happy, Thanks to all involved and we look forward to many a visit to bring back all the fond memories
by Helen
on Thu, 8th of June, 2017
Our wedding day in April 2017, at Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa was fantastic. The venue was gorgeous. The food was great, we got great feedback from our guests about it. There was plenty of it which is what you want. We dealt with three wedding coordinators during the time we booked the venue to

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the wedding day itself - Alice, Sarah & Alison... all three women were lovely to deal with.

Our package was great value. We had a humanist ceremony in the hotel & the function room was beautiful. All the staff that had dealings with myself and my husband were really nice and helpful and helped make our dream day brilliant!
Many thanks to all the staff at Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa! Keep up the good work :)
by Fiona McCluskey
on Thu, 18th of May, 2017
I want to thank all the staff at Mc Donald hotel for making our day so special. Alice you are a star and reassuring me in the room the morning of my wedding. I would highly recommend a civil wedding here. The food and service was 5 * and we got great feed back from everyone. People could not believe

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the setting. Thanks again guys and Alice for being there nothing was a problem. It was my dream wedding and you made that happen x
by Laura Lucas
on Mon, 1st of May, 2017
 

I just want to say a huge thank you to yourself, Lynn and all the staff for ensuring that out wedding day went absolutely perfect. Ye all went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and without a hitch. Thanks so much for looking after our girls throughout the day (even

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providing food for them so they wouldn't starve during the photos
by Amanda Dilworth
on Tue, 7th of March, 2017
Our wedding was everything that we wished for. Sarah, Michael & the team were fantastic. In the run up to the event they were always on hand to answer any questions we had. On the day the service was efficient and friendly.

It was a Christmas wedding and the hotel was decorated beautifully,

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everyone commented on it and our pictures are gorgeous. The newly decorated room was stunning! We had a fireworks display which was out of this world and the venue complemented this so well.
The location is idllyic and again allowed for gorgeous photos!
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
Thanks to all of the team who made our wedding and gave us memories to cherish forever!
Amanda & Adrian.



by David Walsh
on Thu, 5th of January, 2017
Amazing hotel and function room. We had the run of the place for the weekend. Food was incredible and was commented on by all of our guests.

The surrounding grounds were perfect for taking photographs. Great value for money and staff couldn't have done more for us.
by Bríd & John
on Wed, 7th of September, 2016
Hi Alice, Alla & Michael,
Thank you all so much for the best weekend of our lives. The meal was fantastic, service impeccable, attention to detail amazing. All our guests are still raving about the weekend and it’s mostly down to your hotel, the setting and the staff.
Thanks from the new Mr &

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