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“Fantastic Civil Partnership Venue & Superb Day”

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Fernhill House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Certificate of Excellence
Cork
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Civil Partnership Venue & Superb Day”
Reviewed 5 December 2011

We had our Civil Partnership Ceremony in Fernhill House Hotel on the 11.11.11 and we could not fault the hotel in anyway. When we booked the venue we were treated very well by Caroline the wedding coordinator and the O’Neill Family. Caroline spent at least an hour with us going showing us around the hotel and advising us of all the hotel had to offer. As Civil Partnerships are new to Ireland we wanted our day to be as special as everyone else’s and that is why we chose Fernhill because of the privacy of the hotel and how intimate it was. We had around 140 guests and the hotel was ours for the day, this was a huge selling point for us because we knew that whoever was in the hotel that day was there for us and there wasn’t anyone wondering who the “bride & groom were” as we know people are still getting used to Civil Partnerships.

Our Ceremony and meal were both held in the function room and because of this we wanted to try to create a room within a room. We used Marie from Cover Story to help us with this and she did a brilliant job. We had 3 backdrops in the room, lanterns, etc and the hotel had no issues with this at all and we were allowed to decorate the room however we pleased. Nothing was too much for the staff in the hotel, no matter what we wanted they always obliged. The function room then had to be turned around after the Ceremony and set up for the meal which was a big job for the staff but they did a fantastic job in having the room ready for the meal. We choose the menu for the day and the food that was served was 5 star quality. The staff in the hotel were brilliant, the service at the meal was top notch. The owner of the hotel Michael O’Neill was on hand after the ceremony to take us down to the gardens in a golf buggy so we could have our photographs taken down there – this was an additional bonus for us as well.

All our guests are still commenting on how good the day was, how good the food was, the venue and the staff. I think this is a true testament to Fernhill House, the O’Neill Family and their staff.

We would highly recommend Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens to anyone that is thinking of getting married, especially to same sex couples. We were made feel very special on the day and the whole day was just perfect and went off without a glitch. (If anyone would like to chat to us about our day please contact us as we would love to share our experience of Fernhill House Hotel with you)

Thank you to the O’Neill Family, Caroline and the staff for a wonderful day that we will never forget.

Siobhan & Audrey.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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mikefern, Manager at Fernhill House Hotel, responded to this review, 12 December 2011
Dear Seasoned Traveller. Thank you sincerely for taking the time to write such a beautiful review of our hotel. We are absolutely thrilled that we could help make your big day extra special. It is a great privilage for a couple to get married at our hotel. We must say that you did a great job with the function room for the ceremony as it looked fantastic. We are delighted that your guests enjoyed our food as we all take great pride on our food here. We also greatly appreciate that you will recommend us in the future. Thank you. We hope that you two have an amazing honeymoon and along and happy life together.

Thanks again

Michael
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

Recently attended the wedding of Michele & Johathan at the Fernhill, and what a fantastic venue it was. From start to finish, the fernhill were professional, and gave them such a memorable day. From the golf buggy to chaffeur all the guests to the arrivals reception in the marquee in the gardens, to the Fernhill Fish & Chips for the evening reception, everything was outstanding. Fab service, great venue, stunning gardens for photos. Not a stone left unturned all day. Well Done all at Fernhill. Will certainly be recommending you to all my friends for their weddings.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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mikefern, Manager at Fernhill House Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2011
Dear LadyV

We are delighted that you enjoyed your day at Michelle & Adrian's wedding. We love hosting weddings and when we get lovely feedback like this from someone it really makes our day. We must also thank you for recommending us to your engaged friends. You are very kind. Hopefully we will see you in the future at one of their weddings.

Kind regards

Michael O Neill jnr
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline and the O’Neill family for an absolutely amazing wedding day.

After a long search for the perfect venue we stumbled across the Fernhill House Hotel while living abroad in New Zealand. We requested a brochure online, not really expecting a response being so far away, however within a week we received one in the post with all the information we needed. We knew straight away that this was where we wanted to have our reception. From the beautiful gardens with the marquee to the fabulously renovated hotel it had everything we wished for.

Shortly after arriving home we went to visit the hotel for Sunday lunch. The food was so amazing and the staff were so friendly there really was no doubt for us that this was the perfect hotel. We booked our date as soon as we could. In the run up to the big day Caroline and Theresa were so helpful and really made us feel at ease with all the preparations. From ideas on decorations to the menu nothing was too much trouble.

On the day itself we had such an amazing time, the whole day ran so smoothly, we didn’t need to worry about anything. Caroline, Theresa, Michael, Michael jnr and Neill and all the staff looked after us so well you would think we were the only wedding they were hosting all year.

We really cannot thank everyone at the Fernhill enough for making our special day so amazing. Everyone keeps talking about the food complementing it and also the service, every table was given such attention and well looked after by all the staff.

Having the use of the marquee and gardens for the reception drinks really breaks up the day for the guests and there are plenty of places to go if you want to get away from the reception room while still not being far from all the action. It really is the perfect wedding venue and we only hope that someday we can return for someone else’s wedding to enjoy the whole experience again.

We really cannot recommend this hotel enough, it is a three star hotel with five star service, food and accommodation. We look forward to returning some day even just for Sunday lunch.

Thank you everyone at the Fernhill House Hotel. You really made our day.

Audrey & P.J., 18-06-2011

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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mikefern, Manager at Fernhill House Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2011
Dear Auds

Thank you very much for writing this review. It is well written and long so it must have taken you sometime so we really appreciate it. It is always nice to get some compliments aswell. I have printed it out and put it on the staff board for the staff to see and they were all delighted with it.

It is great to see that we were able to help you organise your wedding from New Zealand. We particularly liked the line "you would think we were the only wedding they were hosting all year" aswell.

Thanks again for your lovely words

We hope you enjoyed your honeymoon aswell

Regards

Michael O Neill jnr
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Excellent 3 Star Hotel. Food excellent, cleanliness top of my list.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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mikefern, Manager at Fernhill House Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are proud of the cleanliness of our hotel and most certainly our food so we are delighted that you noticed.

Hope to see you again in the future

Michael
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

We held our wedding reception at Fernhill in Sept 2011 after deciding between 2 hotels in clonakilty. The day couldn't have gone any better, food was fantastic, mojito reception is still bring talked about & Caroline (wedding co-ordinator)/ O'Neill family accommodated all our requests for the day. We felt we got such value for money and a personal touch from all staff on the day!!

  • Stayed September 2011
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mikefern, Manager at Fernhill House Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2011
Dear Teamsa

We are delighted that you enjoyed your wedding reception at our hotel. I have passed on your compliments to Caroline and the rest of my family and they all appreciate them very much. It is great to see that the mojito reception added to the day and that your guests enjoyed the food as we pride ourselves on this.

Thanks again and congratulations on your wedding

Michael O Neill jnr
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Property: Fernhill House Hotel
Address: Fernhill, Clonakilty, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Clonakilty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Clonakilty
#1 Romantic Hotel in Clonakilty
#2 Business Hotel in Clonakilty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Fernhill House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fernhill House Hotel& Gardens is based on a Victorian House set on its own landscaped gardens overlooking the beautiful coutryside of West Cork. The hotel is owned by the O'Neill family, and along with their management look forward to seeing to your every need. The hotel features new rooms with each designed in a modern and unique style where attention to detail and comfort is paramount. ... more   less 
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