by Mary-Jane O’Regan


Garryvoe Hotel, nestled by the sea with breathtaking views of Ballycotton Bay in Cork, is a multi-award-winning establishment celebrated for its exceptional hospitality and stunning bespoke weddings. Recently, the hotel underwent renovations, particularly focusing on its exquisite function room and two-floor bridal suite, all overseen by the esteemed architect, Hugh Wallace.

Hugh Wallace, known for his creative flair and dedication to architectural design, brought his expertise to the project. With a belief that good architecture enhances our living environment and fosters social cohesion, Wallace’s touch transformed the bridal suite into a space of beauty and elegance. The renovation retained the hotel’s character and preserved its panoramic sea views while introducing clean lines and contemporary touches.

Renowned for his work on RTE’s “The Great House Revival” and his passion for restoring Ireland’s architectural heritage, Wallace’s involvement ensured that Garryvoe Hotel’s bridal suite now epitomises sophistication and charm, offering couples an unforgettable setting for their special day.

This bridal suite is more than just a room; it’s your sanctuary, your haven as you prepare for one of the most significant days of your life. Nestled within the perfect wedding venue, it’s meticulously crafted to cater to your every need, ensuring your pre-wedding moments are as memorable as the ceremony itself.


Stepping into your bridal suite, you’re greeted by an ambiance of tranquillity and anticipation. Soft, ethereal decor sets the tone, creating an atmosphere of serenity and elegance. A spacious seating area beckons, inviting you and your bridal party to relax and indulge in shared laughter and cherished moments.

As you prepare for your walk down the aisle, a well-appointed dressing table stands ready, adorned with mirrors and ample lighting, allowing you to perfect every detail of your bridal ensembleBut it’s not just about aesthetics; practicality meets luxury in the bridal suite. Thoughtful touches like plush seating, cosy throws, and a calming colour palette ensure comfort and relaxation amidst the excitement. Every corner whispers of anticipation, each detail meticulously curated to enhance your pre-wedding experience.

In your bridal suite, time seems to stand still, allowing you to savour every moment, from the flutter of excitement to the quiet contemplation. It’s a space where dreams take shape, where memories are woven, and where the journey to “I do” begins

The renovated function room at Garryvoe Hotel now boasts charming details, such as a cosy fireplace perfect for intimate events, alongside carefully selected pieces of furniture that enhance its elegance. Designed to cater to a social atmosphere, the hotel itself is a year-round favourite among guests, thanks to its exceptional cuisine and warm, attentive staff.

Whether guests are drawn to the stunning sea views or the inviting ambiance, Garryvoe Hotel promises an unforgettable experience, where every detail, from the renovated spaces to the exceptional hospitality, contributes to lasting memories.

We were delighted to views to review this stunning space in the heart of East Cork.