Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens


Wedding Ceremonies
Fota House is a highly sought after venue for weddings with its history of over two centuries of love and celebration. The refined, regal atmosphere of this Regency mansion will take your dreams from imagination to reality. From the glamour of the Drawing Room with its gilt grandeur and natural light to the stately sophistication of the Grand Hallway, your ceremony will be effortlessly glamourous and truly magical. We offer a range of unique spaces indoors for intimate weddings ceremonies up to 80 guests.

Post Ceremony Receptions
Whether it’s to allow your guests to raise a glass and enjoy canapés in celebration while the married couple are whisked away for those all-important photographs or an intimate seated dinner reception for smaller groups is planned our catering partners Prestige Catering will devise bespoke menus once they have discovered your preferences.

Wedding Photographs
Irrespective of whether you choose to have your ceremony elsewhere, we welcome wedding photographs in the reception rooms of the historic house or the gardens with wedding location packages that ensure all-weather options for your big day. Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens offer a wealth of gorgeous backdrops, whether it’s inside our magnificently decorated rooms or our spectacular world-renowned Arboretum and Formal Gardens. With this wide choice of indoor and outdoor photograph options available for backdrops, your photographer will capture and produce photos that reflect the wonderful memories of your day.

Outdoor Venues on the grounds of Fota House – Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
As well as presenting you with options of elegant indoor rooms for parties of up to 80 guests should you require larger numbers we have stunning outdoor venues set among the formal gardens that surround Fota House, where bespoke outdoor ceremonies & receptions can be hosted. We would be delighted to show you these exclusive spaces and if a marquee is your preference we will discuss how our preferred marquee and catering partners can design the most idyllic setting for a memorable day. The Fota Victorian Working Gardens also offers an ethereal setting for weddings with a wow factor due to the lush surrounds of nature and picturesque heritage glasshouses. This heavenly space is extremely private and suits small to medium sized groups up to 60 guests.

While we don’t have accommodation on site we do work very closely with our neighbours at the stunning Fota Island Resort and can assist with securing a room block for you if required.

In this resplendent historic setting, our experienced Fota wedding team will ensure your day is the very best in contemporary ceremonies with timeless details and bring your vision to life. Contact our Wedding Team on 021 4815543 or email today to arrange a visit to discuss your special day.