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Welcome to the four-star Garryvoe Hotel, an approved Civil Wedding and Civil Partnership venue and unique beachside, luxury hotel overlooking beautiful Ballycotton Bay in East Cork.

What people say . . .


"After looking at a number of venues across cork and kerry we went to Garryvoe. We met with Stephen Belton the general manager who showed us around and went through what they could offer us. We were really impressed with the venue and more so with the Staff. While the Venue is lovely, Mr Belton and his staff are the reason we chose The Garryvoe Hotel. From the General Manager right through all their team there wasnt one person who wasn't very helpful, polite and friendly. Any minor concerns we had were dealt with efficiently and without question. On the Big day Ben the Banqueting manager looked after our every need, we had an amazing day, everything we had planned was done was we had hoped and the venue was beautiful. The drinks reception was held in the amazing library room with glasses of presseco and glasses of beer. The main reception was great, the food was first class and the service was faultless. The Bridal suite is great, split over two levels it gave us a great oportunity for some lovely photos in the room and from the balcony. We chose to stay an extra night in the bridal suite to relax after our busy wedding and we enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the day after in the Garryvoe hotel. All in all we were looked after without fault from the first contact until well after all our guests went home. Nothing was too much trouble and they gave us advice and guidence when we asked. I would recommend The Garryvoe Hotel and its Staff to anybody for thier wedding it was exceptional."
By Stephen O'Flahertyon

"We could not have asked for a better Wedding Reception at Garryvoe hotel. Everything was just perfect! The staff were fantastic right from the day we visited the hotel. We knew from the day we booked we were in good hands and didn’t need to worry about a thing. All our guests were delighted with their rooms and couldn’t get over how beautiful the hotel was and how friendly and helpful the staff were. The food was outstanding and guests were offered second helpings which was a real plus. The venue was just perfect. The day flowed flawlessly, thanks to all the staff at the hotel. This allowed us to relax and enjoy our day with our guests which is what it is all about! Thank you Garryvoe for the most memorable day!"
By Evelyn

"We cannot recommend the Garryvoe Hotel any higher. From the minute we set foot in the door we knew it was the place for us. We were made feel special from the minute we were greeted at reception and throughout our first meeting with Stephen. The hotel itself blew us away , The wedding reception area has everything you could ask for, the round open bar gives plenty of room for guests to meet and mingle. The library area had a magical feel from the snug corners with lit fires to the breathtaking christmas tree and beach views. But it doesn't stop there, the ballroom is nothing short of amazing. It's an elegant spacious room with magnificent high ceilings and stunning chandeliers. The Bridal suite speaks for itself, spread over two floors, its spectacular in every way, I love the beach and to wake up to the sea views on our balcony was amazing. The hotel itself has everything you could ask for in a wedding venue but thats not the best part about Garryvoe. We cannot speak highly enough or thank the staff enough in Garryvoe. We are so grateful to all the Staff, firstly to Stephen Belton, who we met on our very first visit to the hotel. He knows weddings inside out and we knew we were in very good hands. We were at ease all the way through the wedding process and nothing was ever too much trouble. He was there on the day to make sure everything went off without a hitch. He is professional in every way, and a character to say the least! We would also like to thank Brendan, who impressed everybody by how in control of the whole day he was. He was always two steps ahead and we were never left wanting at any stage. The meal on the day was outstanding. This was never a worry of ours as the Garryvoe Hotel is renowned for fantastic food. A special thanks to head chef Kevin for taking time out of his incredibly busy day to say hello and to wish us well. All in all, we could not say enough about every aspect of the hotel and our guests have not stopped talking about the day since."
By Orla and Brian Hickey

“Cannot recommend Garryvoe any higher. Anyone thinking of choosing them as your wedding venue, you will not be dissapointed. From day 1 all our questions were answered promptly and we were very well looked after. The food and atmosphere were fantastic on the day itself. The staff must get special mention, every person we dealt with was professional and efficient while also being very warm and welcoming.”
By Charlotte Reilly

“We had our special day on the 04/11/17 in garryvoe and it was absolutely beautiful. I couldn't have asked for anymore out of garryvoe. From the moment we booked with them they made sure all my needs and questions were answered. We are living in the UK at the moment and they made things so easy that we didn't need to come back often. With Skype calls, emails and telephone calls from them to make sure i was kept up to date with all that was happening. Our guests couldn't stop telling how much they loved our venue and how much the staff took care of them. The food is amazing and they make sure everyone has had enough to eat. Im so happy that we chose to share our special day with them and I couldn't thank them enough. I highly recommend them to everyone.”
By Rachel McCarthy

“I could not recommend Garryvoe Hotel highly enough. The staff were exceptional in the lead up to the wedding, and were always available to take our calls or meet for a chat. On the wedding day, everything went perfectly, and all the guests were very complimentary with regards the hotel. The meal was beautiful and the service was quick and friendly. Overall the whole experience was excellent.”
By Orla and Brian Hickey

"Our whole experience of the Garryvoe, from the first day we viewed it to the day we were checking out after our wedding, was absolutely seamless and so enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble for the event manager, Ben, and he was always quick to reply to my email queries (and trust me, there were a lot!!) All of the staff were so friendly and helpful, our guests are STILL talking about the food ... I personally strongly recommend the chocolate marquis for dessert ... and the reception room itself was elegant. I would not change a thing looking back, my only regret is not spending more time in the magnificent honeymoon suite!! Highly recommend the Garryvoe for your wedding, and a major bonus is it wont break the bank!"

"James and I had our wedding in Garryvoe on April last . It was the first hotel we looked at, we did not have to look any further. Andrezj was so helpful from the first day we met, and gave us some great advice. The service from start to finish especially on the day was amazing , we are still getting people 10 weeks later complimenting the food. Everything was very relaxed we did not have to do anything. A special thanks to Liz who looked after us at the top table , she was so helpful and friendly to everyone. We managed to get a few of our pictures on the beach which was a massive bonus. You could not ask for a nicer setting. The honeymoon suite is amazing it is like a mini apartment with everything we stayed the two nights. Throughout the weekend the staff were really friendly we felt right at home. From start to finish all the staff at Garryvoe made planning our wedding very easy. Special thanks to Andrezj, Ben, Stephen and Liz for helping to made our day one to remember. "

"We had our wedding on August 5th this year. We couldn't have picked a better location for our reception. From beginning to end the staff and management were unbelievable. Andrej went above and beyond for us. His experience in the business is evident and his advice and support throughout the planning was extremely helpful. The venue itself is amazing and is perfect for every size wedding. We had a large enough wedding and it didn't for one second feel crowded. The reception staff in the days before the wedding were also fantastic. Even though they had 4 weddings in the week running up to our wedding every effort was made to ensure our day ran smoothly. The day itself went in a blur but I certainly won't forget the amazing food and service we received on the day. Our guests raved about the quality of the food and the friendliness of the wait staff."

“We got married at the Garryvoe on the 4th August this year, it was the most beautiful day. We are from England so we had lots to plan and prep for and the hotel staff from truly amazing! We often spoke through email and came over for a few meetings. All of our guests travelled a long way and all 120 stayed at the Garryvoe. Our guests were overwhelmed by how wonderful and accommodating the staff were. The night before the wedding we gathered in 2 groups at the new hotel bar (the ladies!) and the men in the cave, service was fabulous till the small hours. On the day everyone had breakfast together and used the spa, getting ready with pre drinks in the bar before coaches left for the church. Once we returned as a married couple we were greeted with a drinks reception and most people were outside enjoying the view and glorious weather. Our meal was amazing, every guests said how delicious the food and that they had never been to a wedding with such a great menu. The most brilliant wedding that kept going unitl 5am! From start to finish our day was truly the best day of our lives and it was mainly down to the hotel and their fabulous staff. We cannot thank them enough xx”

“Myself and my wife had an amazing wedding day at the Garryvoe. The location is beautiful, the hotel and its facilities are 5 star but the best thing about the hotel without doubt is the staff. They are superb. A lot of hotels hark on about being family run but the Garryvoe is the only one where I've actually noticed the difference the family run element makes. Proper personal service, always making sure you are happy with everything and the feeling of genuine interest in us and making sure we were happy with the plans. The food is amazing. Hands down - best wedding food I've ever had, prob best food full stop! Fresh, high quality served by excellent staff. Yes, the staff again but really they are so good! All our guests commented on them. The hotel even rang ahead to guests traveling down the night before from up the country to see if they'd like dinner when they arrived in case they'd miss the restaurant and they'd have something ready for them. Most hotels wouldn't bother. Again personal touch, makes a massive difference. I can't recommend the Garryvoe more highly. If you have any doubts - just go down and see the place, talk to the staff , wedding planner, you'll see what I'm talking about! Oh and the gin cocktails - I could go on and on. 5 star hotel all day long! Other hotels in the area just don't compare!”

“We got married on 28th April 2016 and it was simply the greatest day for both of us. It was everything we had hoped for and so much more. A huge part of making the day so memorable was the help, professionalism and support from beginning to end from all the team at Garryvoe Hotel. We had looked at a few other venues before Garryvoe but within minutes of being greeted and shown around by Andrzej, we both knew Garryvoe was the place for us. The ballroom itself is gorgeous, the new Library drinks reception area was just so comfortable for all our guests to gather, listen to music and get into the party mood. We really enjoyed the menu tasting prior to the big day and we got numerous compliments from our guests on the tastiness of the food. Andrzej, Ben and all the staff are just so friendly and nothing ever seemed to be any trouble to them. We are so thankful to everyone at Garryvoe to looking after us and all our guests so well. We look forward already to going to back to celebrate our anniversary next year.”

For more information on our Dining options, please have a look at our Wedding Package!

Wedding Package 2018

Best National Waterside Wedding Venue 2018 and 2016;
Best National Venue Coordinators 2017;
Best Hotel Wedding Venue in Munster 2015, 2016 and 2017!

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