Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens

(7 reviews) 7 5
Clonakilty Clonakilty Cork
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About Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens

Clonakilty, Clonakilty

"Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens, quite simply, is the most magical of luxury wedding venues in West Cork"

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens in Clonakilty is the leading Wedding Venue in West Cork, and have organised many fairytale weddings for over 30 years ranging from smaller intimate weddings upto 280 guests.


Our hotel boasts fabulous new landscaped gardens with stunning backdrops like a rose garden, gazebo and beautiful water features. There is also a dedicated garden party area with a permanent garden marquee that fits 250 people. West Cork is an ideal location for your wedding.


Weddings at Fernhill House Hotel are bespoke. Neil O' Neill, the wedding coordinator takes a great deal of time and effort liaising with the bride and groom to ensure that your special day incorporates all your dreams and ideas making your wedding day the most wonderful day of your lives. Personalised menus, welcoming LCD screen and only one wedding per day ensure that you get our undivided attention.


The hotel has just added sixteen new bedrooms and a new lavish Bridal Suite to its existing rooms. The original bedrooms have also been redesigned. Inspiration came from the beautiful new gardens and each room has a different theme; bringing the outside in.


Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, the property offers an impressive number of elegant rooms in which to mark that special occasion with alot of experience in hosting them. The hotel also has an outdoor blessing area for that memorable ceremony with the West Cork countryside as a backdrop.

• Magnificent landscaped gardens with gorgeous Marquee for perfect drinks reception • Idyllic setting in beautiful West Cork • Licensed for civil ceremonies and Outdoor Blessings • Over 40 years of experience • Fabulous new bedrooms • Amazing food that your guests will love and talk about which we pride ourselves on

Facilities at Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Large Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens Reviews (7)

Best spot in West Cork
Venue Service

By Ailbhe & Norman, on 25 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2017

We attended a wedding here last year and it was our 1st choice to celebrate our own wedding and it did not disappoint. It was our first port of call when we were choosing our venue. We were more than happy with Fernhill but felt we owed other venues a visit...We called to 10 venues in West Cork and Killarney and no hotel matched the Fernhill for service, food, staff, grounds, competitiveness etc. From the off Caroline and Neil couldn't have done more for us and catered for our every need in a pleasant and genuine way. Other hotels could take a lot from the service we received from the staff. We had expected, it being our wedding day, for the day to turn out very well however the hotel managed to exceed our expectations. Their attention to detail was exceptional. A lot of our guest commented on how they were so impressed by the hotel from how many staff were on duty at all times to help, to the quality and quantity of food. The wedding meal was as Darina Allen would put it "Simply delicious!!" Two months on and people are still commenting on the magic of the late night Fish & Chips! The owners made us feel very at home and we couldn't give a higher recommendation....Looking forward to going back for a visit for our anniversary next year :) We really can't speak highly enough of the place!

Perfect wedding, one day after hurricane Ophelia
Venue Service

By Michele and Pat, on 14 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Oct 2017

We got married at Fernhill House Hotel last month. It was an absolute dream wedding! Planning everything from the Netherlands for a wedding in Ireland is not easy, but wedding planner Caroline made it easy for us. She helped us set up a beautiful day and also helped us find trusted local suppliers for photography, flowers, cake and music. We were very confident about the day and then a day before the wedding, hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland.. On Tuesday however, the Fernhill team had cleared up the gardens, everything looked amazing. We are very grateful to Michael, Theresa, Neill, Michael and Caroline for running the day like a well-oiled machine. We were all impressed!

Fernhill house are amazing!!!
Venue Service

By Melissa Malone, on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2017

We are still on a high from such a perfect wedding!! I honestly can not describe with words how beautiful our day was. The service from the very beginning from Fernhill was absolutely amazing. Every question, query and request from myself was answered and dealt with so quickly and efficiently. From the other side of the world, it was made so easy!! When we arrived to Fernhill a few weeks beforehand and began the real lead up to the wedding we honestly felt as though we were the only ones who had a wedding at Fernhill, in all the best ways. Neil and Teresa were so attentive and made us feel as though our wedding was the most special day to them. It is exactly the way we wanted to feel, and completely unexpected but so awesome! The set up on the day was brought together by their team so perfectly! And any time I changed my mind they didn't even flinch and did anything and everything for us. Every time we needed the manager on the day of the wedding and the day before he was there immediately. I just felt like he was always there at the perfect time offering us a glass of champagne!! Awesome! The food was also spectacular and every single person we spoke to said their steak or fish was cooked to perfection! What an awesome feat for their team to make it so perfectly 120 times over. As I said, there are no words but I wanted to try and let say how amazing it was for us and that was thanks to Fernhill and their wonderful team and the beautiful gardens

Dream wedding venue
Venue Service

By Pamela & Cathal, on 18 Aug 2015

It's been nearly a month since we got married in the beautiful Fernhill house hotel. I still have the biggest smile across my face . I can't thank this hotel enough for making our dream wedding come true. From start to finish they were amazing, we choose to get married outdoors in their beautiful garden . It been Ireland you can't depend on the weather , but the hotel up til the last minute kept our plans in action and we got our dream . The drinks reception was held in the marquee surrounded by their stunning grounds filled with wonderful flowers and so many places for our photos , lots of hidden gems in the garden too for pictures. All my guests are still talking about the day , how everything flowed so beautifully and how amazing your food and wonderful staff were. Ye really know how to run a wedding nothing was a problem and ye really were there for us on the day . As I choose to get ready in the hotel ye were so accommodating to me and family . I would highly recommend ye and the best of luck to ye in the future helping many more couples make their dreams come true.

A1 for weddings
Venue Service

By Yvonne Morrissey & Ciaran Keating, on 29 Sep 2013

if I could give more stars I would.We first visited Fernhill in February 2012 and as soon as Caroline (wedding coordinator) showed us around the grounds and hotel i knew this was the place for our wedding. Its perfect for so many reasons but its great to know when you book your wedding here its just you an your guests who will be there on the day. Caroline throughout the process was really helpful and nothing was too much. We visited the hotel a couple of times for dinner/lunch with our families so they could see the place and on each occasion the food was perfect and the staff were very attentive without being annoying. We had our wedding here 7th June 2013 and the whole day went perfectly the weather was perfect which helped so we got full use of the gardens and the golf buggy transport is an added bonus. The meal was perfect and the staff were great. I would definitely recommend this hotel for weddings.

What a spectacular Day & Fabulous Hotel
Venue Service

By Lady Cork, on 13 Dec 2011

Recently attended the wedding of Michele & Johathan at the Fernhill, and what a fantastic venue it was. From start to finish, the fernhill were professional, and gave them such a memorable day. From the golf buggy to chaffeur all the guests to the arrivals reception in the marquee in the gardens, to the Fernhill Fish & Chips for the evening reception, everything was outstanding. Fab service, great venue, stunning gardens for photos. Not a stone left unturned all day. Well Done all at Fernhill. Will certainly be recommending you to all my friends for their weddings.

Perfect wedding venue
Venue Service

By Nel, on 28 Nov 2011

Where do I start with this fantastic hotel? The food was amazing, my guests are still talking about it months on! So many personal touches from the mojito reception, fish and chips in the evening to the great West Cork service from the O Neill family and staff. The marquee in the gardens was another highlight. It really created a special atmosphere and allowed us to be close to our guests whilst getting our photos taken in the amazing gardens. Thank you Fernhill

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