Glengarriff – the perfect place for the perfect day!

Glengarriff is the perfect location for a wedding, tucked away in beautiful West Cork, the village can offer you everything to make your dreams come through on this most special of days. Enter a magical romantic world with various wedding venues to chose from and a church close to the village and many great pubs in which to have a pre or post wedding ceremony tipple.

The natural beauty of the area is a great backdrop for the all important wedding photos; you can choose from the beauty of Glengarriff Nature Reserve or even take a trip to Garnish Island and all what that magical island has to offer.

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With many local wedding services at your finger tips,  everything will be close at hand and easy to manage, making your romantic wedding an unforgettable experience.

Glengarriff is also only an hours drive from Cork and Kerry Airport, making it within easy reach for those travelling from abroad.

Here are a few links from various websites which showcase the true beauty of a Glengarriff Wedding, enjoy these – they are stunning!

Pearl and Michael at Glengarriff Lodge and Garnish Island
Niamh and Mark at Glengarriff Lodge and Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Rebecca and Stuart at Glengarriff Lodge
Caroline and Bernard at Silver Birch at Dromgarriff Estate


Whether its the grandeur of the Eccles Hotel, always a great spot for a memorable reception, or the more exclusive surroundings of The Lodge in Glengarriff Woods or the Dromgarriff Private Estate – the Glen has a lot to offer!

The Eccles Hotel

This wedding venue is the ideal setting for any wedding reception. As one of the few hotels specialising in civil wedding ceremonies in Ireland, they will help you create the memories of a lifetime. Up to 320 guests can enjoy panoramic views of Glengarriff Harbour while savouring one of their many competitively priced wedding menus. Discounted accommodation rates are also available for guests on the wedding night.

For further information on menus and details of the wedding facilities please contact or telephone  (+353) 027 63003 and they will be delighted to assist you.

Glengarriff Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Co Cork, Ireland.
Tel: (+353) 027 63003 Fax: (+353) 027 63319

Glengarriff Lodge

Glengarriff Lodge is a luxury rental nestled in the scenic ancient oak woods of Glengarriff. This magnificent former hunting lodge of the Earls of Bantry is idyllically situated on its own private island in the Glengarriff River and is perfect for that extra special intimate wedding. This historic lodge has been carefully restored and now offers discerning guests a modern luxury living experience.

You can work with the Lodge owners to organise the catering, music, photography, hire of marquee, extra accommodation nearby for guests, etc. These can be worked out on a flexible, individual basis, depending on the numbers involved and the particular requirements and wishes of your guests. Please contact them for general guidelines.

Glengarriff Lodge, Glengarriff Woods, Co Cork, Ireland.
Tel: (+353) 027 63833

Cashelfean Holiday Houses

Cashelfean Holiday Houses have 5 beautiful residences which are frequently booked for weddings so if you are planning an event please do not hesitate to give them a call. The estate can make the perfect hideaway for that private wedding weekend with houses that can sleep from 6 to 22, so plenty room for that intimate party of guests. Local accommodation for guests can also be looked after on an individual basis.

Choose from the Silver Birch which sleeps 22 or the Linden House which sleeps 20 – more information can be found here.

The friendly staff of Cashelfean Holiday Houses look forward to being of service to you.

Cashelfean Holiday Houses, Durrus, Co Cork, Ireland.
Tel: (+353) 027 62000
Fax: (+353) 027 62012


Bring your own wedding planner or avail of the services of Exclusively Yours, a locally-based wedding planning service that offers everything from help with wedding dresses right through to the stationery etc.

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Exclusively Yours

Exclusively Yours is a boutique design studio based in Glengarriff, catering for couples locally and further afield. They offer a wide package of wedding related services from bridal wear, bridesmaids, accessories, shoes and wedding stationery, including everything from invitations to table settings, with everything produced in-house.

They have years of experience dealing with happy couples, many of whom have left the most beautiful words of thanks which make it all so worthwhile. Why not contact them in advance and make them part of your wedding day preparations – find out more at

Exclusive Weddings, The Village, Glengarriff, West Cork, Ireland.
Tel: (+353) 087 6633853

Other Services

There are a host of other weddings services available in the area from photographers, musicians, hair and make up and floral arrangers – so why not contact the site at if you have any specific queries and we can do our best to furnish you with more details.


Tony McElhinney, The Card Shop in Bantry

If you require a wedding photographer for the special day, then local man Tony McElhinney who works out of the Card Shop in Bantry is a good choice. He has worked as a photographer in Bantry for many years and has plenty of experience with weddings. He will deliver original prints, hand developed, in both colour and black and white for your wedding album. An experienced photographer, he will deal with whatever the weather throws at him creating great photos in outdoor and indoor settings, along with some great shot ideas as he sees them.

The Card Shop, 5 New Street, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland.
Tel: (+353) 027 52220