Radisson Blu Cork
Radisson Blu Cork
Hotel / Venue
The beautiful Ditchley house was built in the late 1700s by Arthur Henry Julian. In 1958 the Ellis family made it their home. After their purchase of the property O’Flynn Construction opened the doors of The Radisson Blu Hotel Cork in 2005. Since their grand opening the hotel has seen over 920 couples have their drinks reception in Ditchley House and their wedding meal in the Great Island Ballroom.
When walking the halls of Ditchley House, guests can see a room named after the Ellis family, after Rick Fitzgerald, who built the hotel, and also famous Cork areas. The hotel was then bought by iNUA Hospitality in 2013 who have revamped it to the hotel we know today. The hotel and Ditchley House now sit on nine acres of land with an impressive 126 bedrooms and an array of state of the art facilities such as, a leisure centre with a Hydrotherapy Pool, a Spa to get prepped before your big day and a function room which comfortably holds up to 420 guests for larger days and a private drinks reception within Ditchley House which the Hotel is built onto.
Although the Radisson is only a 10-minute drive from Cork City when couples come to host their wedding reception here they feel like they are in their own little world.
Ditchley House has its own private Garden which acts as the perfect backdrop for outdoor civil ceremonies, drinks reception and the very important family photos.
For Couples who wish to host a more intimate celebration Ditchley House offers a beautiful space to host Weddings of up to 40 guests.
Our Wedding Manager Zoe will meet you from your first enquiry and will ensure that you will have the Wedding of your Dreams.
If you wish to get ready in the Hotel we recommend one of our interconnecting bedrooms with our friendly staff preparing your own private breakfast buffet in the room for you and your party to nibble on, as the preparations for the big day begins. As you get ready, our dedicated team is downstairs making your dreams a reality. After your meetings ahead of your wedding, our wedding manager Zoe knows you like a best friend and ensures the team knows exactly what way the room is to be set down to the last fork!
If you choose to host your Ceremony at the Hotel, our team will be on hand to welcome your Wedding guests into the ceremony room ensuring that the first two rows of seats are reserved for intimate family and the wedding party. Once the Ceremony is ready to begin our Wedding Team will be on hand to ensure that you are ready for your ceremony. With a thumbs up from the wedding team, you will make your way down the aisle and officially start off your big day. After the ceremony, your guests are guided to the beautiful Ditchley house where the drinks reception takes place. Here you can greet your guests, and truly celebrate becoming newlyweds whilst enjoying some complimentary drinks.
Before calling the bell our wedding team will bring you to the ballroom to be the first people to see it and allow you to get an intimate shot with your cake. After this the wedding team rings the bell and guides the wedding guests into the ballroom where our experienced team takes their orders and makes them feel welcome, while you relax or have the time to take some photos. Once all orders are placed our Banqueting manager with their microphone in hand, encourages your guests to cheer and wave their napkins in the air and announces you into the room. As the speeches take place our kitchen team with over 40 years’ experience begin prepping for dinner service. Our dedicated kitchen team prepares each dish to order with care to ensure perfection. Directed by the banqueting manager the team commence a smooth food service and before the guests know it, they are up on the dancefloor having a dance with happy full bellies.
Your Guests can finish the night in a private residents bar whilst you have sing-songs and regale tales of the day.
We are proud to say the Radisson Blu Cork have a dedicated wedding team that treat all our couples like royalty and with only hosting one wedding a day you can ensure you are the most important people to us on the day. As mentioned, the Radisson Blu Cork have seen over 920 couples hosts their special day with us and here is what some of them had to say:
“The hotel and its surrounding area is beautiful, the staff are beyond professional and friendly and the food is always top class. Also, our wedding coordinator was fantastic.”
“Close to the city centre but with the lovely gardens, there is an almost country feel to the hotel. Also, staff are professional yet still warm and welcoming. It is the perfect combination of a city/chain Hotel with a country/boutique atmosphere.”
“Beautiful setting that you can celebrate your whole day from the ceremony, to the reception and the pictures. Once you arrive for the ceremony you don't have to leave as everything you need is in one place. Food is amazing and it's just a beautiful backdrop for your big day with fabulous packages and decorations to make your day the best and most beautiful day ever.”
Here at the Radisson Blu Cork, we understand how planning your wedding day can be a little overwhelming. That's why for couples who book with us they receive a wedding guide and a wedding idea booklet. The wedding guide answers every question we have been asked over the last few years and the wedding idea shows some fun DIY for your wedding day.
We would love to invite you for a show around to the hotel and let us help you plan your big day. You can book a show around by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/weddings-cork/wedding-show-around
Start imagining yourself saying “I Do” at Radisson Blu Cork.