Arrange your perfect wedding at Fota House

The elegant Regency mansion on East Cork’s Fota Island is the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime. The striking architecture of Fota House, as well as its sumptuous rooms and beautiful gardens, will create the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Choose atmospheric locations for your wedding ceremony, reception, and photography from among our beautifully restored indoor spaces and gardens, which are packed with unique original features that will wow you and your guests.

Fota House has provided a romantic location for civil weddings, elopement ceremonies, vow renewals, wedding photography shoots, and engagements in recent times! Whatever the scale of your wedding plans – from an intimate event to a lavish celebration – our dedicated Weddings Team will work with you to ensure your special day matches your dreams and your style, as well as your budget.

Elegant Indoor Wedding Locations

Within Fota House, a series of elegant indoor rooms provide sophisticated settings for ceremonies, receptions, and meals for up to 80 guests. If you are hoping to entertain larger numbers, we also have wonderful locations for outdoor weddings and ceremonies on the Fota Estate.

Outdoor Ceremonies and Receptions

The formal gardens that surround Fota House are perfect for bespoke outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

Our experienced marquee and dining partners, and your dedicated Fota House Wedding Specialist, can advise on the design of an idyllic setting for your memorable day.

Victorian Working Garden Weddings

We also host weddings in Fota’s Victorian Working Gardens, where the picturesque heritage glasshouses, in lush surroundings, guarantee a sense of drama as well as privacy for your celebrations.

The Working Gardens are ideal for small to medium groups of up to 150 guests.

Catering for Your Special Day

Would you like your guests to raise a glass and enjoy canapés while you are whisked away for those all-important photographs? Is an elegant champagne reception in the Great Hall your style or would you prefer a hog roast in our gardens? Whatever you choose, our experienced Wedding Specialists can help.

We work closely with a trusted network of local caterers, florists, wedding service experts, and accommodation providers whose standards match Fota’s own commitment to excellence. Together, we’ll ensure that every part of your celebrations works seamlessly.

Your Fota Wedding ceremony package will include:
  • Exclusive access to the historic rooms in the house for your ceremony and photography.
  • Stunning outdoor backdrops in the Arboretum and Formal Gardens for your photographs.
  • The services of a dedicated wedding specialist to assist you in the planning of your wedding and on the day itself.
  • Separate waiting room for the celebrant in the ‘Watercolour Room’ and for the groom in the Study or Library.
  • Exclusive access for the bridal car and six other cars on the main avenue that leads to the house.
  • Complimentary parking for your guests in our car park.

Talk to Our Weddings Team

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 fulfil your vision of a memorable, personal, and romantic ceremony or reception location.

Contact us to begin creating an exquisite celebration that will fulfil your dreams for your wedding day.

Irish Heritage Trust

Weddings at Fota House help to support the work of the Irish Heritage Trust, which cares for and manages Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens as part of its non-profit efforts to preserve and animate Ireland’s great houses and gardens.

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