Weddings At Fota House & Gardens

A spectacular, exclusive and intimate heritage house set amid enchanting world-renowned gardens…

Fota House offers a range of idyllic spaces that are available for ceremonies, receptions, and photos in this timeless destination, for bespoke weddings fit for a range of guests. The historic estate’s beauty is famous and you will be transported by the utterly breathtaking surrounds of the Fota Island home to generations of love stories. From small intimate gatherings to large & lavish affairs you can create a truly unique and personalised venue amid the natural beauty of the historic grounds.

We will be there every step of the way with key information and guidance to tailor make your wedding. Our Weddings Team are passionate about creating exquisite celebrations that will fulfill your vision of a memorable, personal and romantic ceremony or reception location.

Photos courtesy of Laura and Benny Photography, Dominic Dunne Photography 

Wedding Ceremonies

Fota House is a highly sought after venue for weddings with its history of over two centuries of love and celebration. The refined, regal atmosphere of this Regency mansion will take your dreams from imagination to reality. From the glamour of the Drawing Room with its gilt grandeur and natural light to the stately sophistication of the Grand Hallway, your ceremony will be effortlessly glamourous and truly magical.  We offer a range of unique spaces are available indoors for intimate weddings ceremonies up to 80 guests.

The Ceremony package includes:

  • Exclusive access to the historic rooms in the house for your ceremony & photographs
  • Stunning outdoor backdrops in the Arboretum & Formal Gardens for your photos
  • Services of a dedicated wedding specialist to assist you in the planning and on the day of your Wedding
  • Separate waiting room for the celebrant in the ‘Watercolor Room’ and for the groom in the Study or Library
  • Exclusive access for the bridal car and 6 other cars on the main avenue to the house
  • Complimentary Parking for your guests in the Car park

Post Ceremony Receptions

Whether it’s to allow your guests to raise a glass and enjoy canapés in celebration while the married couple are whisked away for those all-important photographs or an intimate seated dinner reception for smaller groups is planned our catering partners will devise bespoke menus once you’ve discovered your preferences.

Wedding Photographs

Irrespective of if you choose to have your ceremony elsewhere, we welcome wedding photographs in the reception rooms of the historic house or the gardens with wedding location packages that ensure all-weather options for your big day. Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens offer a wealth of gorgeous backdrops, whether it’s inside our magnificently decorated rooms or our spectacular world-renowned Arboretum and Formal Gardens. With this wide choice of indoor and outdoor photograph options available for backdrops, your photographer will capture and produce photos that reflect the wonderful memories of your day.

Outdoor Venues on the grounds of Fota House – Full Wedding & Receptions

As well as presenting you with options of elegant indoor rooms for parties of up to 80 guests should you require larger numbers we have stunning outdoor venues set among the formal gardens that surround Fota House, where bespoke outdoor ceremonies & receptions can be hosted. We would be delighted to show you these exclusive spaces and if a marquee is your preference we will discuss how our preferred marquee and catering partners can design the most idyllic setting for a memorable day.

Fota Victorian Working Gardens also offers an ethereal setting for weddings with a wow factor due to the lush surrounds of nature and picturesque heritage glasshouses. This heavenly space is extremely private and suits small to medium sized groups up to 60 guests whether you are considering an elopement or an equally secluded gathering of loved ones.

Book A Private Visit To Fota House & Gardens For Your Wedding Planning 

In this resplendent historic setting, our experienced Fota wedding team will ensure your day is the very best in contemporary ceremonies with timeless details and bring your vision to life.

Contact our wedding team on 021 4815543 or email today to arrange a visit to discuss your special day.


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