Wedding Reviews



Hi Aidan I just want to say an absolute massive thank you to you and all the staff . We had the best day and weekend of our lives . We could not have asked for better. Everybody are giving ye nothing but praise the food was amazing aswell Thanks so much. Kind regards Karen and Steven

Karen & Steven

October 2021


We got married in Garryvoe on the 24th of September.where do I even start the staff were amazing from start to finish and the whole way through our planning I can't thank them enough for making our day so wonderful and all the behind the scenes that went with it! especially to Ben , Aidan & Tracey we can't thank ye enough for going above and beyond for us, to liz also what a fantastic staff member to have who couldn't cater enough for us!thank you so much! we will be back! what a fabulous hotel and staff and a beautiful location . Mr & Mrs Crowley

Aoife & Conor

October 2021


We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception so whole wedding day at the Garryvoe Hotel. I cannot recommend Garryvoe enough. Everything was perfect , staff amazing , food delicious and whole atmosphere superb! All our guests commented on how wonderful the whole experience was from check in to sad to check out. I must mention Liz who served us at the top table, Liz is a dream who anticipated our every need. Also a special mention to Aidan who helped us organise everything from day 1. Even though the Garryvoe have many weddings they made our day completely special and unique. Thank you to Mr Belton and team - it was nothing short of a dream!

Daphne & Andrew

September 2021


To Aidan, Ben, Liz & all the team, Just a quick note to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for last weekend. It was perfect from start to finish! In the build up ye were always contactable, & so prompt & helpful getting back to us. The day itself was seamless & so enjoyable. The food was out of this world- everyone was talking about it. It was somehow even nicer than when we went for the tasting! Day 2 food was also exceptional & it was just perfect being nestled away in the cave bar with our nearest and dearest. We couldn't have asked for more. We're sorry we didn't get to say goodbye & thank you to you all in person but we'll absolutely be back again in a different capacity. Wishing you all the best always. Róisín & Éanna

Roisin & Eanna

August 2021


Dear Aidan, Ben, Liz and all the wonderful staff at Garryvoe Hotel. We cant thank ye enough for all that ye did for us on our very special day and the lead up to it. Ye were absolutely amazing and so helpful from start to finish. A wonderful Hotel,a fantastic team. Thanks again for everything. Warmest regards John and Mary O Sullivan

John & Mary

June 2021


Honestly could'nt recommend or thank all the staff in Garryvoe enough. From every phonecall to every visit they were so professional and looked after us in every way possible as we had to change our initial date due to the pandemic. We eventually married on New Years Eve, having a civil ceremony in Garryvoe followed by reception after. Despite the restrictions and guidelines with limited numbers all our guests have said it was one of the best and most laid back wedding they have been at. Everyone felt comfortable and safe and we wouldn't change a thing. Thanks again so much from another very happy couple!

Nicola McCarthy

16th January 2021


We are so delighted to have chosen the Garryvoe Hotel as our wedding venue. From the very first phone call we knew there was something different and unique about the place and their staff. The hotel itself preserves what is good about the past and perfectly marries old time charm to modern sophistication. The views and location are the perfect backdrop to any wedding or event and really speak for themselves. The beach, the coastline and the infamous Ballycotton lighthouse are visible from the library which provided us with a beautiful setting for our reception and also gave us reassurance that even if there was poor weather on the day, we could still integrate those lovely views into our photos. Besides the beautiful setting and location, the staff are also flawless. They were always friendly and helpful to us and our guests. Each and every member of the team really went above and beyond for us in every encounter prior to our wedding and on the day itself. With the changing restrictions and constant uncertainty over the past few months, open and honest communication was invaluable and truly appreciated. They never hesitated to answer any questions of ours and offered sound advice on all things wedding related. Nothing was ever a bother to them! On our wedding day the team surpassed our expectations with their beautiful arrangement of the dining room in such a unique and personal way. The amazing quality of the food and drinks is also worthy of a mention, needless to say all guests were impressed with the selection and flavours presented to us. Compliments to the chef! The Garryvoe even got the seal of approval from both sets of parents! They are counting down the days until they can come back. The best kept secret about the place though has to be the bridal suite, there are no words for it. Just check it out for yourselves!! Absolutely book with Garryvoe you won’t regret it!

Marion & Stephen O Donovan

14th January 2021


Aidan and the team were brilliant to deal with from the minute we met him, we booked straight away after meeting with him. Due to COVID we had to make significant changes to our plans but Aidan couldn’t be more helpful, on our day we were delighted with the service and all our guests had a brilliant time. We couldn’t recommend Garryvoe highly enough and will forever be a very special place for us with brilliant memories.

Brian & Emma

10th January 2021


Hi Aidan, Thanks so much for the superb service from yourself and Garryvoe Hotel in the planning of our wedding. The hotel was genuinely the least of our worries as we felt in such safe hands. Last Tuesday was the best day of our lives even with restrictions and you, and the other staff had a lot to do with it, we can never thank you all enough. A special thanks must go to the barman who had the patience of a saint with my niece Cara and the servers who served our meal, they were just fantastic. Hope you all keep safe during this lockdown. Kind regards, Siobhan McGrath ..... previously Sexton :)

Siobhan & Donall

05th January 2021


I don't think I can put it into words how amazing Aidan and the team in Garryvoe have been to us. Planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic was never going to be easy but their compassion and prompt responses to any queries we had made the build up and the day itself less stressful than we could ever have imagined. From day 1 when we popped into visit, Aidan was so accommodating and warm that we immediately cancelled the other venue viewings we had planned. When we stayed in Garryvoe to mark our one year countdown to the wedding, we felt like celebrities, we were treated so well and spoilt rotten. Aidan and the team were so flexible and approachable in the lead up to the wedding. They accommodated us without judgement offering potential date changes, giving us the best advice they could at every corner. When we proceeded to go ahead as planned on our original date, they facilitated us with a visit within restrictions and allowed us to take home some wine to sample. They gave us time and spoke to us over the phone for over an hour running through every detail, details that we would never have considered! They offered your advice based on previous weddings of 25 and were just so reassuring! We had heard horror stories from other couples whereby the hotel penalised them due to the reduction in numbers, and there was no question of that in Garryvoe. The week of the wedding, when we got the blow that we wouldn't be allowed to have a band, they were so sympathetic which made the world of difference and facilitated us as best they could within the restrictions. On the day, despite the fact we hadn't been able to have a meal tasting due to the pandemic, the food was out of this world with our guests having only positive comments. Our families, friends and kids attending the wedding loved it with the playground and beach across the way, not to mention the pool and overall relaxed atmosphere.Our parents have said they'll definitely be back to visit as they enjoyed the hotel so much! We ourselves hope to be regular guests as soon as we're allowed again. We only have the best things to say about Garryvoe. The staff (special mention to Liz, who was outstanding and Jason who was so friendly!) went over and above to be kind and welcoming to us and our guests and we'll be forever grateful. For any couples on the fence about going ahead with a smaller wedding I would absolutely encourage them to do so. It was so special and intimate and we feel it was the way our's was meant to be - we just didn't realise it! Thank you so much to everyone in Garryvoe again and especially Aidan who was an absolute gentleman and professional. We won't be strangers!

Christine & Ian O Sullivan

07th January 2021