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The top reasons to get married in Cork Ireland

A lot of couples are wondering if they should have a wedding at home or abroad. What are the ups of getting married in Ireland and specifically Cork?
Weddings are a very personal affair and couples nowadays have options to style and customise their wedding as much as they like. Times of the traditional wedding are practically over and the sky is the limit. Budgets vary greatly but even with small money one can create a uniquely personal wedding celebration.
Top reasons to get married in Cork

What you can do for your wedding

More and more couples think outside the box when it comes to their special day. The questions are: “What is important? What can be left out?” and even “Can we DIY something?” Above all when planning a wedding stay calm and do everything step by step.
Plan your wedding venue and make sure you enquire early so that it is available on your planned date. Everything is about management well in advance of the date. Planning can take anywhere between 1-3 years for some couples. No matter what happens Don’t Panic!

Why Cork?

Huffington post rates Cork as the top underrated cities in Eruope (out of 23!). That really says a lot. The warm welcomes you get in the south of Ireland and laid-back athmosphere are the ideal location for a perfect wedding. Food, music, art & style are at their peak in the south capital of Ireland.
As a county, Cork has countless sceneries to offer, that make it uniquely picturesque! The sea is never far and countless beaches, hills, woods and parks make it a fantastic destination. Very near Cork city lies the beautiful village of Crosshaven. Another history rich and picturesque town on the atlantic ocean is Kinsale. About 25 minutes from Cork city the town of Kinsale offers an ideal destination for a day trip.
Besides its many natural wonders Cork offers some of the top hospitality. From some of the best wedding hotels to stylish country houses and exclusive mansions everyone will find their unique and memorable wedding destination. The list of opportunities are endless.
Once you have settled on the ideal venue for you rest assured that Cork offers excellent wedding suppliers. Some of the top in the country! From amazing cakes to the best wedding band and a great photographer to capture the day you will find everything you desire to make your day truly special and unique!

What else & travelling in Cork

Cork is not only a destination for many outside visitors but also for many Irish people. The Irish Times describes that expats frequently return home to Cork and that it “is the equal of anywhere (beautiful) we’ve seen”.
A trip to West Cork is highly recommended. If you have enough time you can find many little gems of hidden and untouched landscape and beaches scattered across the spectacular coastline.
Cork city has many attractions to offer. When you are there don’t forget to see the English Market and try some good local food from one of the many stalls. The Queen of England herself visited it a few years ago.
And before we forget to add this. Cork has the best Chipper in the world: KC’s. Located in Douglas it is not your traditional fast food! But make sure you come early as the cues can get very very long especially on the weekend. And when you are there why not drop into Barry’s Pub for a drink or food? Highly recommended!
Have we conviced you yet? If you are looking for a hotel near Cork city to stay then get in touch with us today!
Enjoy Cork!

Wedding Showcase 2017 in Carrigaline Court Hotel

We had another absolutely fabulous Wedding Showcase! This September we welcomed a wide variety of Ireland’s wedding suppliers. We also had a pair of sparkling Jimmy Choo-s & a very special guest – Daily Diva! Let us “talk” you through!

On September 14th 2017 our Wedding suite was fully set up and decorated to welcome all recently engaged couples and suppliers. From room decorators, photographers, bakers to musicians and even a prosecco van, they all were part of our colourful and exciting Wedding platform.

Cork Carrigaline Wedding Showcase



Check out the list of all respected Cork wedding suppliers:

Wonderous Weddings  –  Room Décor

Ever After Vintage  – Room Decor

Rose Gowan  – Photographer

Bismarks  – Photographer

John Berry – Cork Wedding Photography

Spotlight Events – Wedding Bands

Carrig Photos – Photographer

Bouquets By Victoria- Florist

Fiona Kennedy  – Wedding Music

East Cork Wedding Cars – Wedding Car

A Touch of Class- Jewellery

Cakeland by Anita – Wedding Cakes

Baker Boy Cakes –  Wedding Cakes

Cakes By Ruth – Wedding Cakes

Groove Collective – Wedding Band

Cherub Couture -Wedding Cakes

Brides of Eire –  Wedding Dresses

Diamond Bridal – Wedding Dresses

Lovely Bubby – Prosecco Van

Imagination Attic – Wedding Invites

The Alders Suite

Our luxury wedding venue The Alders Suite is positioned in the heart of Carrigaline town, just a 15 minute drive from Cork City Centre. With a strong reputation for impeccable standards, unrivalled service and delectable cuisine, we endeavour to ensure that our couple’s special day is magical!

This was another wonderful day for us and all our suppliers and guests!


Peek into Sarah & Vincents Wedding in Carrigaline Court

This summer has been very busy with many wedding receptions here at Carrigaline Court Hotel. We have hosted various themes and different styles, but they all have 1 thing in common – they did it!
Here is the preview Sarah & Vincent’s wonderful wedding day we had an honour to host.

What did Bride & Groom say about us?

“Had my wedding reception here on Saturday and what can I say! Staff were brilliant. Very attentive and obliging. The food was fantastic too! The venue was the best we possibly could have picked. The suite was absolutely beautiful and we just had an unbelievable time there. Thank you so much to Sinead and Barry and everyone else there, I would highly recommend people to go here!”  Sarah & Vincent, July 2017

Recently Engaged? Planning your wedding?

Our Alders Suite will be fully set for wedding viewings this May and we would absolutely love the opportunity to show you around. With Wedding Packages from €45pp there is something to suit all budgets and tastes. Our Wedding Team are on hand with Morning, Afternoon & Evening time slots, so come along and see what we can offer!

Get in touch with our weddings co-ordinator Sinead at or 021 4852100 to make your appointment, we are looking forward to meet you!

Carrigaline Court’s Wedding Featured in the Evening Echo

Rhona & Neilius had their wedding reception here in Carrigaline Court Hotel recently and are now featured in Evening Echo describing their experience! We would like to thank them for their nice words:
“The reception was hosted in the Carrigaline Court Hotel, who went above and beyond. It was a great venue. Sinead Gillen was brilliant from day one so helpful with everything. On our special day the hotel looked great and their Alders suite looked amazing. For Neilius the big thing was the food with him being a chef he wanted everything perfect, on the day there was no faulting it was spot on. For us the hotel delivered on everything it was impeccable all round.”
a magical wedding day
Carrigaline Court is a wedding hotel in Cork that offers a fantastic service and the perfect setting for your wedding.

Wedding Drinks Receptions in the Carrigaline Court Hotel

The wedding season has been heating up this summer.
We have hosted wonderful wedding days where brides & grooms together with their guests enjoyed and celebrated their special days. Each and one of the wedding drinks receptions have been unique on its own way.
Take a look at the selection of our photos from various drinks receptions in the Bistro area. We are proud to be a leading wedding hotel in Cork.

If you would like to know more information about our wedding packages, please get in touch with our Weddings Co-ordinator Sinead at 021 4852 100.


Wedding Weekend in Carrigaline Court

Last weekend we welcomed two gorgeous couples who got married in Carrigaline Court Hotel. Luckily the sun showed its face on both days so we all had 2 beautiful wedding days.
On Friday Rhona & Neilius celebrated their wedding and on Saturday Jessica & Ger were also warmly welcomed together with their guests.
The celebrations started with the reception in our Bistro continuing in the Alders Suiteball room. We would like to thank to newly weds, their family and guests and wish both couples the best of luck. Congratulations from the entire team here at Carrigaline Court Hotel.
If you are looking for wedding options, please look into several of our wedding packages which will suit all your needs. We will take the best care of you!