Building on the huge success of last year’s events, Fota Island Resort announces this year’s dates for their much-anticipated Wedding Showcase and Wedding Forum, so brides and grooms-to-be, take note! An invaluable resource for those planning on tying the knot, this year’s Showcase takes place at our Wedding Hotel Cork on Sunday 26th September and the Forum on Thursday 2nd December.

Fota Island Resort’s annual Wedding Showcase on Sunday 26th September hosts every possible service and suggestion for your big day – an inspiring gathering of the very finest stationers, photographers, bakers, jewellers, make-up artists, music, fashion and wedding planning companies all showcasing top-class services designed to create the most perfect wedding day.

You also get the opportunity to see Fota Island Hotel in Cork at its most stunning, dressed for a glamorous and stylish wedding, with the Smith Barry Suite, the luxurious bedrooms, deluxe suites and lodges available to view. The Resort’s teams are also on hand with banqueting, venues for events and sales staff to meet you, show you around the ballroom, hotel, Clubhouse and grounds to discuss ideas for your big day, and the chefs and sommelier on hand to provide canapés, starters, main courses and desserts for you to sample, and discuss menu and wine options for your wedding day.

A luxury limo or vintage car is available to whisk you to see The Clubhouse at our championship Cork golf club, an extremely creative conversion of old stone farm buildings whose luxurious interior provides an intimate and attractive alternative setting for a wedding reception.

With a similar format to last year’s runaway success, the Fota Island Resort Wedding Forum on Thursday 2nd December will play host to Ireland’s best and brightest from beauty experts, boutique owners, glamorous bridal fashion, make-up artists and travel experts, all brought together for an unbelievably useful interactive forum – giving guests the opportunity to see experts at work, and ask specific questions of some of Ireland’s most experienced specialists in their fields.

Last year’s starry line-up included presenter Lorraine Keane, Phyl Clarke, stylish beauty editor of the Irish Times, the dashing Leonard Daly of Queen Beauty Emporium, Sharon Hoey Bridal Boutique with both Sharon Hoey and Jenny Packham collections, and Pól Ó Conghaile of The Irish Independent, Condé Nast, Cara Magazine and The Irish Examiner giving honeymoon advice. This year’s array of specialist guests at the Fota Island Wedding Resort will be of a similar calibre, bringing a wealth of expertise and advice to impart to lucky guests.

Fota Island Resort’s Wedding Showcase and Wedding Forum are an unmissable opportunity to benefit from all the options, all the advice and all the services that will make your wedding day everything you hope it can be – save the dates!