Keeping up with Kimye– 7 heavenly Cork wedding venues
Following in the footsteps of Kim and Kanye who are honeymooning in Cork, we bring you the area’s 7 loveliest wedding venues.
Cork Wedding Venues to rival that of Kim and Kanye’s Cork honeymoon in Castlemartyr Resort
If you have eyes and ears it’s fairly likely that you heard about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West getting married over the weekend and although it sounded like the most insane rumour on the planet, Kimye decided to spend their honeymoon in Ireland. When their private jet landed in Cork airport on Sunday following their Italian wedding, we just assumed the pair had stopped to refuel – but no, they’ve chosen the Emerald Isle as their perfect honeymoon location.
Ah sure, we knew they had style 😉
It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it is believed that the world’s most famous newlyweds are spending their five day honeymoon in the luxury Castlemartyr Resort in the scenic surroundings of Cork. So, on that note, we’ve decided to bring you seven of the most awe-inspiring Cork wedding venues.
We should probably start with the rumoured venue itself. As you can see from the picture above, this stunning five-star resort is surrounded by lush picturesque grounds. Although it’s private and secluded in East Cork, it’s just a thirty minute drive from Cork city centre, if Kim and Kanye fancy a wee boogie in Bodega nightclub.
As a wedding venue, Castlemartyr truly stands out, and not just because of it’s grand 18th century exterior. The experienced co-ordinators will meticulousy plan your day down to every last detail. The Capel Suite ballroom is the most magnificent setting for a wedding celebration and can cater for up to 220 wedding guests.
Fota Island Resort
Relaxed, polished, comfortable, Fota Island Resort is a five-star resort nestled at the heart of a peaceful island, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and mature woodlands just eight miles from the city of Cork. Fota Island hotel has 123 en-suite rooms and 8 penthouse suites, and the resort also has self-catering lodges. As well as having a golf club and spa, Fota island has its own wildlife park to explore.
Fota Island Resort caters for weddings of all sizes, in spaces ranging from the deluxe Smith Barry Suite, which can comfortably host 300 for dinner,, to the Clubhouse’s stunning function room for intimate weddings of up to 120 guests.
Ballinacurra is a private estate for exclusive hire, close to Kinsale in Cork. Set within a walled garden and 40 acres of woodland and lawns, this 18th century mansion is intimate and secluded for a romantic getaway.
Ballinacurra specialises in stylish intimate weddings – not the 300 guests in a ballroom type of celebration. Their bespoke wedding package means you’ll get privacy and intimacy on your big day. the venue can cater for up to 50 people in their ballroom, up to 96 people in their garden room, or up to 150 in a combination of both rooms, which are interconnected.
Clarion Hotel Cork
The Clarion Hotel Cork is Cork’s premier 4 Star city centre hotel and is superbly located overlooking Cork’s famous River Lee and facing the inspired architecture of City Hall.
The Clarion is an utterly romantic venue, especially for chic city weddings and modern couples. It can cater for up to 250 wedding guests, with a menu to suit everyone’s tastebuds.
Located just outside Clonakilty in west Cork, the resort is blessed with true scenic splendour. The four-star property overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and a Blue Flag Beach. Wake to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, walk hand in hand along the beach, enjoy the view from your ocean view balcony or indulge in a luxurious spa therapy.
For your wedding, the stunning beaches provide the perfect backdrop for photographs. Inchydoney can host civil ceremonies in the Inchydoney Suite. This private area with beach views is perfectly romantic for celebrating your wonderful union. As you enjoy your celebratory drinks reception in the Lounge, the team will recreate the Suite to accommodate your meal and evening celebrations.
Midleton Park House
This Georgian country house, perched high on a hill with views over the rolling countryside is an exceptional location for a romantic break or a beautiful dream wedding.
Midleton Park House is an exclusive venue for a wedding, so its all yours on your big day. It can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests and has 50 rooms if some would like to stay the night. There are coordinators on hand to help plan the finer details of your day and, for wedding photos, within the house and around the grounds there are fantastic opportunities for some of the most unique wedding photographs you could dream imaginable.
Silver Springs Moran Hotel is without doubt, one of Cork’s finest four-star venues. Found just 3km from Cork city centre, its prime location means you can see what the rest of the area has to offer.
For weddings, Silver Springs certainly has that wow factor. The wedding coordinator works very closely with couples to ensure their wedding day is every bit as spectacular as they imagine. There are not only a variety of packages to suit all wedding budgest, but also a variety of suites and ballrooms to suit all tastes.