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Your Irish Wedding
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. Planning a wedding from abroad can be stressful so let us show you how we can your homeward bound wedding one you can cherish for a lifetime.  

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens is the most recommended country house wedding venue in West Cork & recently named Ireland's best wedding venue by RSVP magazine and Best venue in Munster by Weddingsonline. 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. 

Irish Wedding Abroad Specialists
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 for a lifetime.

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.

The O'Neill family are experts in wedding planning with no stone going unturned and no request too big. Let us take care of the planning so that you can enjoy the build up to the most important day of your lives. From accommodation to menu tastings, timings and suppliers, garden ceremonies and marquee drinks receptions, let our family look after yours.

Where can I have my ceremony?
Clonakilty has many beautiful churches to choose from, or if you prefer a civil, humanist or spiritualist ceremony this can be held in one of out beautiful onsite locations. You can choose from a magical garden ceremony, a boutique styled garden marquee ceremony or a country house walk down the aisle. The options are breath taking and the choice is all yours.

Is Clonakilty a good choice for a wedding venue? 
Clonakilty is a vibrant town with an abundance to see and do. With award-winning restaurants showcasing the best of West Cork food & drinks, boutique craft shops, stunning untouched coastline, beaches and a buzzing night life, it is one of the friendliest towns in Ireland and one your guests will love to explore. A weekend wedding in West Cork is one that your guests will talk about for years to come.

How far is Clonakilty from Cork?
The distance between Cork and Clonakilty is 42 km. The road distance is 52.7 km, and the drive is a short 45 minutes from Cork airport.

Where can my guests stay? 
Fernhill House Hotel has 27 luxurious guest bedrooms including a stunning bridal suite for you and your guests to relax and enjoy. This can be exclusively yours for the day of your wedding. There are a number of alternative options in Clonakilty town should you require additional accommodation to this.

How do we choose our menu?
Our great grandfather Michael J O'Neill cultivated the food philosophy of the O'Neill family at Fernhill when he bought the manor house in the 1940s. He was a farmer & butcher by trade who had a deep understanding of what makes the very best ingredients. Today, all of the O'Neills have an appreciation for food and service. Michael Snr worked as a Chef for 40 years, Teresa has overseen service for decades and their sons grew up learning what exception food & service is all about. Our food is locally sourced where possible & we are fortunate that our location in West Cork affords us access to beautiful fresh fish from the sea, meat from green pastures and we are spoiled for choice with the many artisan producers on our doorstep. We also grow herbs, vegetables and bay leafs in our very own vegetable gardens on the grounds, forage for wild garlic and use pure water from our onsite well.

We can recommend menu options for you, arrange a menu tasting once you arrive home and personalise a menu just for you to reflect your personal tastes and preferences. 

How do we arrange suppliers?
We have created West Cork's very first wedding planning magazine which is packed to the brim with local wedding suppliers that will create the atmosphere you want for your wedding day. And if you like, we can meet your suppliers on your behalf and discuss your details to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day.

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