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WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

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We celebrated our wedding at the beautiful Eccles Hotel Glengarriff, Co. Cork on Saturday the 3rd of August. To say that we were treated like king and queen would be an understatement. From the first day we visited to inquire about holding our wedding there, to our check out after our special day we wanted for nothing. Our wedding coordinator, Rose, is meticulous in everything she does and left no stone unturned for us. Her attention to detail made the wedding look amazing and the feed back from all our guests has been nothing but complementary. All the reception, kitchen and bar staff, led by Sandra, Michael and Adrian were excellent throughout our stay and the Chief Eddie, provided us with state of the art food. Even though our morning was wet nothing could put a damper on the amazing ocean and rugged views that surround this hotel. We would highly recommend the Eccles Hotel as a wedding venue and look forward to returning for mini breaks for many years to come! Thanks to all at the Eccles Hotel
Catriona & Larry

We celebrated our wedding in the Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff on 20th June 2019. To say we made the right decision is an understatement. Everything was magical from start to finish-all we have heard from our guests since is how gorgeous the setting was for our special day! From the minute that we viewed the hotel, we knew this was where we had to have our wedding. We walked into the foyer and were immediately transported back in time to a world of vintage elegance-fresh and new, yet retaining such character we knew it was something special. We met Rose, our wedding coordinator and she was the nicest, most accommodating person we had met with in all our venue viewings. She showed us around and went through everything with us and once she showed us how beautifully she would decorate and coordinate the room for our wedding, we were sold! She is so incredibly creative and gifted at what she does-every vision I had for the wedding was enhanced and perfected by Rose. We had nothing to worry about-she had the entire room made up to perfection with vintage paraphernalia that gave us the feeling that we were celebrating in an old world of elegant luxury. The year leading up to the wedding was seamless-any time I needed help, someone was there to give us whatever we needed. Be it Rose, Sandra, Michael or Patrick, everyone absolutely bent over backwards for us the entire time right up to the day of the wedding. Sandra, our reservations correspondent, bent over backwards to help us figure out accommodation for guests coming from abroad, and through multiple phone calls she was nothing but gracious and lovely through our awkward requests and made sure we were sorted on the day. The day of the wedding was nothing short of perfection. The bridal party got ready in the Yeats Suite which is the most beautiful room I've ever seen, while the grooms party got ready in another room in a different part of the hotel-so that we wouldn't see one another! We were brought up the most beautiful breakfast to the Yeats suite, enough to feed an army. Patrick could not have done any more for us, he was at our beckon call throughout the entire day for whatever we needed. The hairstylist and makeup artist even commented on Patrick, saying that in all the weddings they had done, they had never seen someone so attentive without being overbearing. The venue on the day was magnificent. Rose had every detail perfect, from the centerpieces to the table plan and everything in between. The little touches made a huge difference. And then, THE FOOD. The food was very important to us as this is what everyone says they remember most from every wedding, so when I say the food was amazing I don't just mean by wedding standards. The chef is nothing short of a culinary genius. Every mouthful was heavenly, we had plenty of food to feed everyone and there was no compromise on the quality of food due to quantity. We felt like we got to treat all of our close friends and family to a gourmet meal. The food was so gorgeous that family members of mine have since travelled back just to have lunch there! Everything was handmade and a lot of it grown on-site by the chef himself. He included homemade white aero with pine in the dessert of apple tarte- these touches really made it personal and unusual. I can't recommend The Eccles hotel enough, not just for the setting but for the people too. It was truly a perfect day, one we will never forget!
Aileen

We had our wedding reception at The Eccles Hotel on the 8th of June. Right from arriving on Friday night, we had a fantastic welcome. On the Saturday, everything flowed to perfection from the morning til the early hours of Sunday. The ballroom setup, the canapes, the late night snacks, all the way down to the purple edible flower petals decorating the refreshing sorbet that coordinated with the flower colour theme, nothing was a hassle. Our every need was catered for. The Eccles is the icing on the cake that is the stunning West Cork village of Glengariff. Steamed in history, the warm homely environment provides an immediate sense of relaxation and comfort. All our guests were overwhelmed by the service and some are booking a return trip. Our sincerest thanks to Rose, Eddie and all the staff for making our special day one to remember for a long time to come. We're already looking forward to booking our Winter weekend getaway with spa included!! Gavin & Margaret 

 

We got married here in June 2018 and we were so delighted we chose Eccles. It's got bags full of old world charm and it's in an amazing location in Glengarriff Bay with spectacular sea views from the ballroom. We were really grateful for the outdoor terrace as the weather was magnificent. However the best thing about Eccles was their people and the friendly atmosphere. Rose, Eccles wedding planner was just so pleasant and professional; she really took care of everything!

David the manager was really helpful and you can sense his passion for the hotel. Eddie the chef was very accommodating (we changed the dessert choice a week before the big day!) and his food was devine. Yeats Suite (the bridal suite) was one of the nicest rooms we were ever in. All in all, it was amazing!
Evelyn & Rob

 

Everything about this hotel exceeded my expectations. I brought 50 people from the United States to this hotel for my Wedding on May 25, 2018. I came sight unseen not really sure what to expect. What we got was an absolutely incredible wedding that my guests cannot stop talking about. The service I received and all of the staff members were SPECTACULAR. David the (new general manager) has brought the service of this hotel to the next level. Even though my wedding was relatively small, he made sure to check on me regularly through out my stay. Making sure that my every need was met.

Everyone from the bar staff to the front desk helped make our stay and our wedding the absolute best. For instance, the front desk woman made sure to have a light breakfast and beverages available for our guests who were leaving at 4:20am to catch a flight. The kitchen wasn't even open. I have never met more delightful and accommodating people in my life. The food, the rooms, the cleanliness, the service I would give it 10 stars if I could. If you are thinking of staying here even for a night, you MUST. And if you are dreaming of the perfect wedding, no matter how big or small, this place will make it happen. I wish I had kept everyone's name so I could thank them personally. When I get a chance to come backto Ireland, I can't wait to stop by my favorite hotel and stay for a night.
Laney & David

 

I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at the Eccles on the day of our wedding. From start to finish they helped to make sure our special day was the best day of our lives. We had so many of our guests contact us to either say it was the best wedding the were ever at or the best meal they ever had or both. They hake and braised beef and all the helpings were unbelievable. The ballroom layout and presentation was perfect. The next day we had a bbq for 70 people although they were only expecting 50 this was still not a problem and once again the food was excellent. Chef Eddie and his team are magic. Honestly I cannot fault anything on the day, I would highly recommend anyone having their wedding or special event at the Eccles and if the weather is as beautiful as ours then even better. Thanks again to Rose, David, Eddie and all the staff. 
Brenda & Padraig

 

We are so glad that we chose the Eccles Hotel for our wedding! From the first moment we walked in, we knew that it was exactly what we were looking for. It has a unique charm and elegance with stunning views over the bay. The new management have done an incredible job of modernising the hotel while still maintaining it's period style and beauty. From the very beginning the management and staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. We found them very easy to talk to, and we felt that their priority was to make our wedding as personal and enjoyable for us as possible. Rose was a fantastic co-ordinator! She listened to our ideas, made creative suggestions and was very flexible. Even though she was incredibly busy, she still made sure that everything was done on time. We were so pleased with everything she did! On the wedding day, the hotel was decorated beautifully and many of our guests commented on it. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Everything was well-organised and flowed smoothly. We never felt under time pressure even though we were behind schedule arriving at the hotel. We were so relaxed and able to enjoy the day. The food was amazing and so many guests said that it was the best wedding meal they had ever had! When we had our menu tasting a month before the wedding, we wondered if the kitchen could deliver the same standard to a large number on the wedding day...it surpassed our expectations!! Compliments to the chef:) In addition to everything else, the bridal suite is absolutely gorgeous. We were so delighted with the whole day and couldn't recommend the Eccles highly enough as a wedding venue. Thanks to everyone who made our day so special!
Abigail & Nick

 

Our wedding day in The Eccles Hotel....I don't know where to start with my words of thanks and gratitude. From start to finish we had the best day of our lives. The hotel, the location, the staff, the decor, the warmth,the food, the service...the everything was exactly what we wanted. We could not have asked for more. Leading into our wedding day the help we got from Rose O Sullivan was outstanding. She was a fantastic wedding co ordinator. The center pieces she spent hours organizing were absolutely amazing also. We knew we were in good hands with her thank you Rose, Jack and Aileen. The food was absolutely beautiful I cannot fault one thing. As I said from start to finish everything was fantastic! I can't recommend enough. The location can't be beaten. Rooms were fabulous (especially the yeats room) we felt like royalty!! Thank you all so much it was so special getting married in our local hotel. Best of luck with all yer future weddings.
Teresa & Pat  

 

We got married in The Eccles Glengarriff in August 2017. We were one of the first weddings under the new management. We initially had another 4 star venue booked in Cork but having met the new management team at the Eccles and viewing the ballroom I just couldn't help but changing to what I knew was my dream location in Glengarriff. This meant losing my deposit on the other venue and changing our wedding date but Rose, Aileen and Jack also made me and my husband feel like our wedding - our day was just so important to them and I knew they would do everything to make the day exactly what we wanted and we were not just another wedding but "The Wedding". We 100% made the right decision - We were made feel so special from the get go - the venue , staff, food and location was just perfect and our guests were just blown away. The best thing was that our wedding was an entire weekend in Glengarriff- we took over the venue and the holiday village which just added to whole celebration! I can't recommend or thank the team at the eccles enough. From start to finish - every detail leading up to the event to the day itself was beyond exceptional. I won't give away too much details because the staff even added little unexpected surprises throughout the service which was so thoughtful and our guests loved ! Just one example is that we served a 6 course meal to our guests - which included an apple sorbet which was toped with processco served out of beautiful vintage teapots - it was just all these small but Pinterest worthy details that added to our entire day and guests experience. For main course we went for West Cork Lamb Or Monkfish - 160 guests - many foodie friends including people coming from the hotel and restaurant industry - our guests were beyond impressed and commented on how great the quality and standard was. Our guests were also super enthusiastic about the drinks reception & canapés - which were both flowing. I would love to relive the entire weekend again and there is not one detail I would change - I can highly recommend the Eccles Hotel and know that you too would have the best day of your life and it be everything you dream it to be! Thank You Eccles and please feel free to email me if you are considering the Eccles and have any questions xx 
Aisling & Steven