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Maritime Hotel

Maritime Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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The Quay, Bantry, Cork
A wedding deserving of your essence... The Maritime Hotel stands as West Cork's premier wedding venue, where elegant decor, exceptional service, and awe-inspiring views over the Atlantic unite to create an unparalleled experience. The expansive and refined Windward Suite, adorned with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing Bantry's stunning bay, can host up to two hundred and seventy of your dearest family and friends, offering the epitome of fine dining. This sophisticated space exudes style and ambiance, providing an ideal setting for your most memorable occasion. The private Garnish Bar is perfect for meeting and greeting guests, while the Library offers a more intimate setting for quiet moments with old friends. The Bridal Suite defines luxury, complemented by panoramic views of the waterfront—a true haven for newlyweds. Amidst Bantry's breathtaking landscape, the superb location serves as the perfect backdrop for photography. The Management's expertise and attention to detail ensure a seamless transition from the initial booking to the finishing touches on your special day. The team of chefs, renowned for their culinary delights, guarantees that guests will savor the ultimate fine dining experience.


At The Maritime Hotel, your wedding guests can choose from a selection of lavishly appointed bedrooms or one and two-bedroom suites, many of which boast captivating bay views. As expected, twenty-four-hour room service complements a range of in-room amenities, including a plasma screen TV, complimentary broadband Internet access, air conditioning, and luxury toiletries. The hotel's extensive leisure facilities include Club Maritime, a state-of-the-art leisure centre with a nineteen-metre swimming pool, children's pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and gymnasium.

During your stay, consider indulging in a treatment at "You Time" at The Maritime. Located on the fourth floor, our Treatment Rooms are dedicated to you, where the only time that matters is your treatment time.

On the most special day of your life, we are dedicated to ensuring your Wedding Day becomes a cherished memory. Our committed Wedding Team is available to assist with every aspect, from pre-wedding arrangements to the finer details on the day.

As a token of our appreciation, enjoy the following complimentary offerings:

  • Wedding Menu Tasting for Bride & Groom

  • An overnight stay on your First Anniversary with Dinner in the ambient Ocean Restaurant

  • VIP Red Carpet Welcome on arrival with Champagne for the Bride & Groom

  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Fresh Chocolate Dipped Strawberries & Homemade Biscuits for all your guests upon arrival

  • Bed and Breakfast for the Bride and Groom in our Luxurious Bridal Suite

  • Special Guaranteed Accommodation Rates for all Wedding Guests

  • Complimentary hire of the Windward Suite, providing floor-to-ceiling panoramic views over Bantry Bay

  • Complimentary Bar Extension*

  • Personalised Souvenir Menus, Cake Stand, Pillars, and Knife. Microphone / P.A. System

  • Special dietary requirements catered for on request

  • Ample underground free parking for guests

  • Outdoor Terrace with stunning views over the bay for your photographs

The Maritime Hotel also offers special discounted rates to Wedding Parties arranging photography at Bantry House and Gardens. Explore our All-Inclusive Packages starting from €47 per guest* (*terms & conditions may apply).


Venue Type

  • Hotel


  • Classic
  • Waterside


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

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 5 reviews
Andrea O' Brien
wedding on Fri, 25th of August, 2017
Our experience at The Maritime was perfection personified. We worked together with our Wedding Coordinator Helen to organise a memorable wedding in Ireland all while living overseas in Australia. All aspects of the reception were executed by the Maritime staff with finesse and strong attention to

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There were unexpected little surprises that added to our delight, one of them being the “Memories Box” with a personalised greeting card waiting for us in our suite after the celebration. Sometimes small gestures go a long way and we will always remember The Maritime for its exceptional service and adding that personal touch to the whole experience. We will forever remember our wedding day, which was everything we wanted and more. Our guests have constantly mentioned that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever attended with exquisite food, attentive service and an enormous amount of love and happiness present on the day. The combination of The Maritime as a venue and the work carried out by Fionnbar Walsh and his team created the most memorable experience for us and our guests. We will always be grateful to Helen, Fionnbar and the staff of the Maritime for their hard work and exceptional service.

Review submitted on Thu, 19th of April, 2018
Elaine & Patricia
wedding on Fri, 15th of September, 2017
We met Fionnbar back in Sept 2016. Fionnbar was honest, friendly and caring. He made us feel like our wedding was the only wedding that the Maritime Hotel had ever hosted! Fionnbar was at the hotel on the day of the wedding, he was our rock, it sounds cliché but we couldn’t have gotten through

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the day without him!! A true gentleman!
Helen, what an asset to the Maritime Hotel. From the moment we met Helen, she had us sold!!! She was so natural, friendly, obliging, thorough and understanding! Above and beyond doesn’t even describe what she did for us! She made us aware of all the big and the small things but the things that we overlooked – Helen had them sorted!!! Amazing!!!
The choice on the menu was fantastic – something to suit all tastes! The food was outstanding on the day, everyone had incredible things to say about it!!!
What would we change if we had to do it again?? Absolutely nothing! Everything was perfect from start to finish!

Review submitted on Mon, 12th of March, 2018
Carina & Shane
wedding on Sat, 5th of August, 2017
From the moment we met Helen we knew the Maritime was the right venue for us and we are delighted that we chose this hotel for our wedding reception. Planning a wedding from another country can seem daunting but Helen immediately gave us such confidence that the hotel could provide us with all the

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elements we valued for our day and for our guests. The communication was excellent from our initial enquiry right through to after the wedding day and Helen was always very responsive with any queries we had no matter how big or small.
There was constant support offered throughout the planning process and the local knowledge and approved suppliers was extremely helpful (especially for people not from Bantry). It also took a lot of stress away from us and made the whole build up a lot more enjoyable. We also found the complimentary Moposa membership great for staying organised.
We had numerous guests staying at the Maritime over the weekend and they were nothing but complimentary about the accommodation, facilities and most of all, the staff. The customer service was second to none, which is consistent with every time I have visited this hotel.
The wedding reception itself ran perfectly which was largely thanks to the hotel’s organisation and attention to detail. The food was fantastic and the service was perfect, we felt the staff made sure our guests were really taken care of and no request was too much.
We couldn’t recommend this hotel enough if you are looking for a wedding venue in a beautiful location, with excellent food, fantastic service and a warm reception. They strike the perfect balance between professional and welcoming and are everything you could want in both a hotel and a wedding venue. We really cannot praise Helen, Fionnbar and all the staff here enough and are so grateful to them for all their hard work on the day and during the preparations – the day exceeded all our expectations.

Review submitted on Fri, 9th of March, 2018
Bernie & Micheal
wedding on Sat, 9th of September, 2017
As soon as we decided to have our wedding reception in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry we knew that we had made the right choice. From our initial email and first meeting with Helen O'Shea we were in safe hands. Helen and the team helped us with every detail no matter how big or small, from the meal

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tasting to decorations even booking things like Bantry house for photos. Nothing was a problem or too big to sort out and my indecisiveness never seemed to phase the team. Helen had everything covered and thought of all the little details, such as babysitters for the children's room, even supplying the children with pictures to colour at the dinner table. Fionnbar Walsh and the team then ensured everything ran smoothly on the big day taking us through everything step by step. Everything was perfect, the Maritime is a truly beautiful hotel in a central location in Bantry town, great staff, delicious food, fabulous surroundings. We really couldn't have asked for a better place to hold our reception and would like to thank them all so much. Definitely the right decision for us.

Review submitted on Fri, 9th of March, 2018
Catriona & Kevin
wedding on Fri, 3rd of November, 2017
From the moment we walked through the door of the Maritime Hotel we were greeted with such warmth and we instantly knew it was the right venue for our big day. Their professionalism is outstanding and Helen and Fionnbar go above and beyond to make the day perfect, this was felt right from the

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initial booking through to the after party and it made the planning so much easier for us both.
My husband and I would highly recommend the Maritime Hotel for future couples. All of our guests complimented everything from the service and attentiveness of the staff to the fabulous food. Everything was done to perfection and our wedding at the Maritime Hotel was a day we will never forget thanks to Helen, Fionnbar and all the staff for making it magical. We look forward to many trips in the future.

Review submitted on Thu, 8th of March, 2018

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