West Cork Weddings

Hello & congratulations on your engagement. Your wedding is the most blissful time in your life so we hope you enjoy reading about how our West Cork Wedding venue can make your day extra special.

Enjoy Wedding Venue at West Cork


Here at Fernhill we know that your wedding is a truly special day in your life. You will celebrate the fantastic news that you have found the love of your life and all of your dearest friends & family will be there to share in the joy with you. Your magical day deserves an exceptional venue and Fernhill is the perfect one for you.

Over generations we have created a unique marriage of a beautiful country house setting and amazing service that has been recognised as the best in Ireland. We will create a wonderful wedding and memories that you will treasure as you live happily married together.

Fernhill is a Georgian Manor house that has been cared for by the O’Neill family for four generations in Clonakilty. It is a gorgeous country house set amongst acres of picturesque gardens and has stunning views of the beautiful West Cork countryside.

Love and weddings have been at the heart of Fernhill for generations. In ancient Ireland every plant had sacred energies & meanings. The fern, or raithneach, symbolised marriage & the secret bond of love. The gentle unfurling of the fern represented the slow blooming of love in a committed relationship.

As we are a family run hotel we are able to provide exceptional service that you will not find in any other venue. Michael Snr has been a Chef for 50 years, Teresa has overseen weddings for 40 years and three sons run the bar and waiting staff. They will ensure that everything will be perfect and your guests will rave about the food for years to come.

Thank you again for enquiring at Fernhill. We would be honoured to host your wedding. We hope you enjoy looking at our beautiful photos & videos on our website but would love to give you a personal tour of Fernhill to see what your day will be like so please do let us know when you are free. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Top Reasons for Choosing Fernhill for your Wedding

Garden Marquee

Marquee & Gardens

Fernhill will AMAZE your guests. Acres of gorgeous gardens, nestled within the scenic West Cork Countryside. Picture your guests sipping cocktails in our chandelier lit, drinks reception marquee. Choose from a choice of ballrooms for intimate parties or banquets for over 300 guests.
Erin Mark Garden Wedding at Fernhill (3)

An Award Winning Hotel

You want to WOW your guests. Every year we enhance our offering at Fernhill. This has created a nationally renowned wedding location. We have been recognised by confetti magazine, image bride’s magazine, southern brides, top national tripdavisor awards, gold medal catering awards and more.
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We want to help you to RELAX and enjoy your engagement as it is a special time. Our wedding coordinator will help you throughout the build-up. We also have a digital assistant to make organising your big day a breeze.
Cherry Blossom Trees at Fernhill House


Our picturesque gardens will allow you to capture beautiful photos that you will LOVE forever. This will afford you more time to enjoy your big day with your guests.
A ceremony in the Wedding Garden at Fernhill is as romantic a setting as it gets
Confetti Magazine

Wedding Testimonials

Thank you so much to Fernhill for what was an epic wedding weekend. We had such a wonderful day on Saturday. You made it so easy for us to relax and enjoy our day with our family and friends. Everyone was raving about the drinks reception down in the marquee and the amazing food. Top wedding venue... no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Ellie & Liam

My wife, Brittany, and I celebrated our wedding day at the Fernhill House Hotel on the 8th of July and to say we're eternally grateful for all of their hard work seems insufficient. Brittany and I live in Canada, so our wedding planning was primarily done from overseas. This could've been extremely difficult, stressful and/or tiresome... but from day one, the Fernhill family & staff made it not only easy but very enjoyable as well.

Brittany & Kevin Moloney

A top-class hotel with top class staff and service. A standard well above any other wedding venue. Thanks so much to you all at Fernhill for all you have done for Joe and I over the past year and a half. We will never forget all of the efforts and care you put into giving us the most perfect wedding celebrations.

Carol & Joe

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At Fernhill we have extensive experience in hosting beautiful Weddings so we can assist you to make your day as special as it can be. We also have a variety of amazing settings for you to choose from.
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