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. VOTED IRELAND'S BEST WEDDING VENUE 2022 - GOLD MEDAL CATERING AWARDS

Country House Wedding


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. 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 both.

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.

What Fernhill can offer
Recent winners of the weddingsonline Country House venue of the year award, RSVP Magazine Best Winter Wedding Venue in Ireland and Best Ceremony Venue in Ireland, we are thrilled to invite you to our stunning venue to become part of the Fernhill story by creating your special day in over 70 years of old world charm history. Begin your journey together in this magical location amongst your closest family and friends. A day in your life that begins the rest of your lives together deserves only the best hospitality.

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

Couples seeking a fairy-tale West Cork wedding that sits at the centre of acres of unique gardens need look no further. A breath-taking countryside backdrop is what awaits you at Fernhill. Imagine the beautiful photography of your day in the tranquil setting of our award winning Clonakilty wedding hotel.

Providing the perfect venue with an ambiance of old-world charm and unrivalled service, our expert team of chefs, service staff and event organisers will put your mind at ease. We are experts at preparing and presenting a unique setting for the happiest and biggest day of your lives. Every aspect of your wedding day will be attended to with meticulous personal detail, style, skill and subtlety. 

Your Wedding day at Fernhill
The character and charm of Fernhill can be felt the very moment you walk through the door. Our unique Garden Marquee is available for wedding ceremonies all year round. This beautiful and unique space has been adorned with wisteria dripped chandeliers elevating any wedding ceremony. A striking space, with draped ceilings, the Garden Marquee needs very little decoration making it an effortless choice for your wedding celebration. It is your own private garden setting for an enchanted wedding in the West Cork countryside. 

We also have rooms available for small, intimate ceremonies. A smaller number of guests can be accommodated in our Acorn or Woodfield rooms. They offer a true country house backdrop for you and your guests. The staircase in reception has been used for many wedding day pictures over the years. A ceremony in Fernhill grants you access to the most unique photo opportunities of your choosing.  

Drinks receptions may also be held in our stunning Garden Marquee and outdoor ceremonies can be held in the surround Wedding Gardens, a truly breath-taking and uniquely classic wedding ceremony location. 'A ceremony in the Wedding Garden at Fernhill is as romantic as it gets', claimed Confetti Magazine. Combining the grandeur of a Georgian country residence with the luxury of an internationally acclaimed Cork hotel.

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 their three sons run the bar and waiting staff. They will ensure that everything will be perfect and your guests will speak very highly about the delicious food for years to come.

Fernhill represents love
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.

Thank you once more 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. Please do let us know when you are available. We are over the moon for you both and 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.
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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.
West Cork Weddings at Fernhill


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.
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Your Something Blue

We have joined IRELAND'S BLUE BOOK, a romantic collection of Country Houses & Historic Hotels that are charming and stylish, the perfect choice for your wedding.
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

Make an Enquiry

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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