by Brendan on Mon, 15th 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 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 ... Read more
by James Sandquest on Thu, 16th 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 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 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 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 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 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 ... Read more
by Suzie & Ciaran on Tue, 17th 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, 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 ... Read more
by Áine Nicholls on Tue, 22nd 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 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 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 it! I would highly recommend this hotel as a wedding venue. Teresa Welch & Jim O Sillivan
by Noelle Reidy on Tue, 27th 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 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 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 ... Read more
by Helen on Thu, 8th 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 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 ... Read more
by Fiona McCluskey on Thu, 18th 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 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 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 providing food for them so they wouldn't starve during the photos
by Amanda Dilworth on Tue, 7th 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, 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 ... Read more
by David Walsh on Thu, 5th 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 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 & Mrs Dorney