Wedding Reviews



From day 1 until the wedding, Aidan and his team were absolutely amazing! We had all our questions answered in a timely manner and there always was a solution to all our requests! Besides, the staff is super friendly and professional, all of our guests mentioned the professionalism, the great food, the atmosphere, the ballroom... Can't thank them enough, it was absolutely stunning! Highly recommended, it was a magical wedding and Garryvoe Hotel is definitely a place we would come back just to spend a week-end off and relax a bit.

Romain & Kelli

9th May 2019


From our first meeting with Garryvoe Wedding planner, Brendan, to checking out the day after our wedding, everything was amazing. We simply cannot recommend this venue enough. We would have our wedding day all over again in a heartbeat not changing a thing!
The location of the venue is fantastic with breath-taking views of the Atlantic. The staff are truly friendly, genuine and couldn’t do anymore for us or our guests. The food was delicious and plenty was served to everyone. The Honeymoon suite was out of this world!
All our wants and wishes, from finger food, to walk in music and every aspect of the wedding was carried out without a qualm.
All in all, I have and will continue to rave about Garryvoe. Thank you to all the staff of Garryvoe for giving us the best day!

by Saundra Stenson on Mon, 8th April, 2019

Mon, 8th April, 2019

Travelled as a couple

We had our wedding in Garryvoe Hotel on 4th May and our guests are still raving about it! From the very first day we saw the Garryvoe Hotel, we knew it was the venue for us. We met with Ben and he explained everything so clearly to us. Right through the planning, Ben and all the staff were so helpful and were always on hand to answer any queries we had. The menu tasting was a brilliant night, and they really made us feel so welcome! On the day itself, everything ran so smoothly. You just know that these guys are professionals and really know how to organise a wedding. The meal was fantastic and all the staff (from breakfast staff to the bar man on the residents bar) were so friendly.

A special thanks to Ben, Aidan and Brendan for keeping the show running on the day. We would also like to thank Liz, who took such wonderful care of us at the top table. I cant forget to mention Laura also, who has such a brilliant personality and made people feel so welcome at reception. Any potential wedding couples reading this- I would 100% recommend the Garryvoe Hotel for your big day.

We honestly didn't have to worry about a thing with them.

We cant wait to return for a weekend break. Thanks!

Mr and Mrs O Connell

May 2018


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.

Stephen O'Flaherty

Fri, 2nd February, 2018


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!


Mon, 12th February, 2018


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.

Suzanne Phelan

Fri, 27th October, 2017


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.

Charlotte Reilly

Sat, 4th November, 2017


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.

Rachel McCarthy

Sat, 25th November, 2017


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.

Orla and Brian Hickey

Fri, 1st December, 2017