It’s hosted many a fabulous bash.
And now Cork’s family-run country estate Fernhill House has another reason to celebrate – the lush Clonakilty venue has just won a national wedding venue award.
Fernhill has been crowned as Ireland’s Best Country House Wedding Venue and also received an acclaimed Judge’s Choice award in the SaveMyDay.ie Irish Wedding Venue Awards.
With capacity for parties of up to 300 guests, the Georgian manor country house is set amongst acres of picturesque landscaped gardens and has jaw-dropping views of the beautiful West Cork countryside.
“Fernhill has been cared for by the O’Neill family for four generations and offers both wedding ceremony and reception spaces including their spectacular wisteria adorned garden, private garden settings, and luxurious mansion with its antique spiral staircase, open fires, and stunning library and foyer,” said Shell Holden, wedding expert and co-owner of SaveMyDay.
The full list of winners for 2023 are:
Best Alternative Wedding Venue is Mountain View, Kilkenny
Best Boutique Hotel Wedding Venue is Langton’s Hotel, Kilkenny
Best Castle Wedding Wedding Venue is Cabra Castle, Cavan
Best Ceremony Wedding Venue is The Abbey, Kildare
Best City Wedding Venue is The Dean, Galway
Best Country House Wedding Venue is Fernhill House, Cork
Best Cultural Wedding Venue is MoLI, Museum of Literature Ireland, Dublin
Best Exclusive Wedding Venue is Temple House Estate, Sligo
Best Festival Wedding Venue is Mountain View, Kilkenny
Best Historic Wedding Venue is Markree Castle, Sligo
Best Intimate Wedding Venue is The Wicklow Escape, Wicklow
Best Large Hotel Wedding Venue is Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club Carlingford, Louth
Best Luxury Wedding Venue is No.25 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin
Best Outdoor Wedding Venue is Ballintubbert Gardens & House, Laois
Best Pet Friendly Wedding Venue is Dylan Hotel, Dublin
Best Restaurant Wedding Venue is Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill, Dublin
Best Reviewed Wedding Venue is The Abbey, Kildare
Best Sustainable Wedding Venue is Hotel Doolin, Clare
Best Waterside Wedding Venue is Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant, Kerry
Best Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Wedding Venue is Fallon & Byrne, Dublin
This year’s winners were selected by a judging panel that includes experts from the Irish wedding industry, live events, and communications.