On Sunday 2nd September with the sun finally shining, our much anticipated Wedding Showcase took place here at the Fota Island Resort in Cork.

We had approximately 140 brides in attendance throughout the day, each one accompanied by a supportive spouse, parent or friend, and as they arrived to our exquisite wedding venue in Cork they were greeted by a red carpet welcome, an awaiting concierge in a top hat and coat tails and a complimentary glass of champagne, wine or sparkling water.

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Inside, guests could talk to the finest photographers, stationers, wedding planners, make-up artists, bakers, jewellers, department stores, travel agents and musicians, as well as availing of free manicures at our very own Leisure and Spa stand, enjoying a complimentary tea or coffee and a sweet treat in the clubhouse and spend some time talking to our wedding coordinator and her team about the wedding packages at Fota Island Resort.

Guests were also able to access and attend our very popular wedding forums; Wedding Planning by Karen Buchanan, Hair and Make Up Advice by Leonard Daly, Menu Planning by our very own Executive Head Chef Craig Coady and Travel and Honeymoon Destinations by Linda Cronin of Lee Travel.

Also in attendance and mingling with guests throughout the day was the Cork Rose of 2012, Brid Ryan, who posed for pictures and chatted with guests and our male and female models, who were dressed in some of the supplier’s amazing collections.

Outside the main doors waiting to transport guests from our Cork hotel to our wonderful golf clubhouse, which offers a uniquely different setting for intimate weddings was a collection of exquisite vintage and classic cars, all decorated with ribbons and each with its dressed to impress chauffer.

We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day, the sun was shining, spirits and attendance was high and everyone involved, whether guest, supplier or staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves.