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On Tue, 25th of February, 2020

We could not speak more highly of Ellis and all the team at the Maryborough for how well we were treated throughout our wedding journey! From the first meeting, Ellis accommodated multiple visits, questions and amendments - they could not have done more to make us feel at ease with all aspects of the day.

The menu tasting was one of the highlights of the run up to the wedding - the attention to detail and care that was taken with us was second to none. Throughout the entire wedding day the team were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly- they really are experts. We could not rate the Maryborough higher!


On Sun, 23rd of February, 2020

Hi Ellis

I am just about back to reality now and just wanted to message to thank you so much , you were absolutely fantastic and looked after me so much on the day !!!its all a bit of a blur but I do remember you coming up to me a few times with drinks and asking if everything was ok !so thank you so much the day was spectacular and we had the best day of our lives !!!thanks again suzanne and josh xxxx


On Sat, 15th of February, 2020

Brian and I are delighted that we chose Maryborough Hotel for our wedding day.
We are living abroad, and Ellis and her team made it so much easier to plan our wedding from a distance. We felt really well taken care of from the first meeting. The Orangery was beautiful for our ceremony and the drinks reception. Everything ran really smoothly on the day. We really appreciated Mia bringing us to another room for a small break before the dinner for some time to relax. All of the staff at Maryborough checked on us regularly which was lovely.

The food was incredible, and the Christmas atmosphere really made it for us. We look forward to coming back every time we are home in Cork.

Thanks again,

- Claire & Brian


On Thu, 30th of January, 2020

We had our wedding reception at the Maryborough Hotel on May 10th 2019. Every element of the day and planning process surpassed our wildest expectations. All of the staff are wonderful and make you feel like yours is the only wedding in the world. Ellis, our wedding coordinator was so accommodating, responded to our queries promptly and nothing was too much to ask. Mia, Front of House Manager made us all feel so welcome and special, she went over and above with little treats and thoughtful additions to the rooms. The bridal suite is INCREDIBLE! My bridesmaids and I got ready there and photographs are out of this world. The Orangery makes for the most beautiful drinks reception or ceremony venue. Last but not least the food was divine, our guests are still commenting on the standard of their meal. If you're looking an elegant, homely venue, great food and a personal experience with people you can trust, look no further. I only wish I could it all again!


On Mon, 30th of December, 2019

Myself and John had our Wedding reception in the Maryborough Hotel on Saturday 5th October. It was an amazing day & we can't thank all the staff in the Maryborough for everything they did for us not just on the day itself but also in the build up to our special day and the entire weekend of the Wedding.

Ellis our Wedding co-ordinator was amazing and so easy to deal with. Her swift reply to all our emails, her friendly and professional attitude made planning our wedding at the Maryborough so stress free.

The venue itself is just incredible, the Orangery is a beautiful setting for the reception drinks and the hotel has beautiful picture opportunities both outside and inside. All the staff were so helpful on our Wedding day and couldn't do enough for us. The food was incredible, the service was amazing and all our guests were so impressed with the venue and we got so many compliments from our guests on all aspects of the day but all the staff at the Maryborough played a huge role in that.

Just want to say the biggest thank you to all the team at the Maryborough for everything ye did on our special day, it meant alot and we look forward to visiting again soon.

- Elaine & John.


On Fri, 6th of December, 2019

To all the team at the Maryborough Hotel!!!

We would like to thank you all for the exquisite and professional service ye put one for us last Friday for our Wedding Day!!
Everything from the run up to the wedding, the organising, the food tasting night, to the welcome we received on arrival was excellent!!!
The set up in the orangery, and the Sheridan Suit was so beautiful and exactly what we wanted!!!
All our guests agreed with us in saying the meal was second to NONE!!! Just fab!!!
Each and every staff member was so pleasant, professional and a pleasure to deal with!! Thank you for making our day run so smoothly and extra special!!!

Thanks again,

- Aoife & Patrick Kilbane xxx


On the 17th of November, 2019

We visited a few venues in Cork but couldn’t look beyond the Maryborough once we viewed it. The Orangery room itself was spectacular for the drinks reception. From the initial meeting with the wedding coordinator the whole process was professional and stress free. Every detail and possible scenario on the day was covered and no task was too much for Ellis and her team. All of our guests were highly impressed with the food throughout the day and evening, the quality was second to none. Without doubt the best day and experience of our lives.

- Donal & Regina Galvin


On the 11th of November, 2019
I've been meaning to get in touch but only just getting back to normal today! I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help over the past year. You've been so professional, helpful and quick in getting back to me. Any request was met. I had no idea how much organising went into a wedding so the assistance and advice on your part was really appreciated! I was delighted with our wedding in the Maryborough, the timings were perfect, the rooms were beautiful and the food was great. Myself and Conleth had an amazing time and we loved the extra details like the champagne and chocolates in the room and the warm welcome when we came from the church. I've had so many compliments about the venue in general, the food & wine served and the helpful and friendly staff. I'll definitely recommend ye for a wedding if I'm asked! I can't wait to visit again and not worry about wedding planning.

- Louisa Costello


On the 31st of October, 2019

We fell in love with the Maryborough from the very first time we visited, the venue itself is stunning and has such an amazing ambience. Not only did we get married in here we also got engaged and were made to feel so special. The hotel went above and beyond to make that memory so precious to us that it was an easy decision for us to get married in the Orangery. There were several reasons that helped us make this decision, including how beautiful the Orangery is and Ellis, the wedding coordinator she was so competent, knowledgeable, approachable and easy to work with from the second we spoke to her. All of this together made the planning of the wedding so enjoyable and stress free. We loved staying at the Maryborough with our friends and family on the run up to our wedding day and got to enjoy some pre-wedding drinks with our guests in Bellini’s bar and restaurant. All I can say about the wedding day was WOW! Ellis and all the staff went above and beyond and are so genuine and courteous and it was so lovely knowing that they would do absolutely anything to make our guests enjoy the day. The setting for the wedding was beautiful we were truly blown away by everything and luckily the weather was spectacular that we got to enjoy our drinks reception out in the garden. The orangery was set up for our reception and words cannot describe how beautiful it was. We made the best decision of our lives to get married in the Maryborough and we could not thank Ellis and all the staff for truly making our dream wedding come through, it was a real-life fairy tale. The day was more than what we dreamed of; we could not recommend the Maryborough enough as they are just simply incredible.

- Carrie Hogan


On the 30th of October, 2019

Maryborough Hotel is a brilliant hotel for wedding or special event! It is by fair my favorite hotel in Cork! Maryborough Hotel went above & beyond for our wedding day! Our guests have been raving about the venue since our wedding day! We had Ellis as our wedding co-coordinator and from the day we met her, it made the whole wedding planning process as straight forward & stress free! Nothing was too much & everything was very well explained and ideas suggested!
The hotel is fab venue, it is hard to beat in Cork in my opinion! Drinks reception in the orangery which is like no other drinks reception room in Cork with open doors onto the gardens if weather is good, is truly an idyllic surrounding! Meal was divine and all well-paced and timed and everyone really enjoyed it! All the staff couldn't do enough for everyone and really made the day special for everybody! Overall day was brilliant as a result of an amazing venue like Maryborough Hotel & it really made our wedding day having such a beautiful venue with good food, good staff & good service. Brilliant Wedding venue!

- Anne Williams


On the 30th of October, 2019

We can’t put into words how much we enjoyed everything about the Maryborough for our wedding. Most importantly, our wedding coordinator, Ellis, was an absolute pleasure to deal with, from the day we viewed the hotel as a potential venue to the big day itself (and also when we’ve bumped into her since!!). For us, having such a positive point of contact was key to us enjoying our big day and the lead up to it. Nothing was ever a problem, and anything we wanted to discuss about the day was handled so professionally and efficiently. The food on the day was amazing, and so many of our guests commented on both the meal and the service. The tasting was my favourite experience of the whole wedding. Our parents, families and friends all had a fantastic experience staying at the hotel, and there were so many little touches that our parents in particular really appreciated. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Maryborough to any couple planning their wedding. I’ve heard stories of pre wedding stress, and can honestly say that our dealings with the hotel and Ellis kept us happy and excited throughout the planning and the wedding day itself

- Una Leonard


On the 26th of October, 2019
Myself and John would like to say that we had the most wonderful day of our lives at our wedding on the 21st September 2019, and we put so much of this down to yourself and your team at the wonderful Maryborough Hotel. From the moment we arrived on Wednesday, to our departure on Monday, every staff member across every department of the hotel was so welcoming, accommodating and thoughtful to make our stay the best we could have imagined. They all worked so hard and nothing was too much bother. We also know that whilst we met a lot of the staff, there were other staff members in the background who we didn’t meet but who did a superb job. All staff are a real credit to themselves and the hotel.
Two areas we did receive many compliments, was the food and service, both of which were superb throughout the weekend. Please send on our thanks to the chef, the catering manager on the night of our wedding and all the kitchen and waiting staff. Having said this, we also got lots of other compliments on other areas of the hotel, from how well the rooms were cleaned and made up to how friendly the leisure facility staff were. The aim of our day was for everyone to relax, having a great time and celebrate our marriage and we definitely achieved this. Many of our family and friends from the UK are hoping to return to Cork, and stay at the Maryborough hotel next year.

- Alison & John


On the 7th of October, 2019
I am just about back to reality now and just wanted to message to thank you so much , you were absolutely fantastic and looked after me so much on the day! It’s all a bit of a blur but I do remember you coming up to me a few times with drinks and asking if everything was ok !so thank you so much the day was spectacular and we had the best day of our lives!

- Suzanne and Josh


On the 4th of October, 2019

We had our wedding in the Maryborough on the 20th September and I honestly couldn’t recommend the hotel enough. The staff make this hotel absolutely fantastic. From day 1 of dealing with Ellis, the wedding coordinator, she was a dream, not once did I ever feel like I was being a bother to her, no matter how many times I contacted her.
From stepping in through the front door the staff couldn’t do enough for me, it really made me feel very special and like a VIP on our wedding day. During the day the manager in charge of that part of the day would come up and introduce themselves and ask that I come to them if I needed anything at all. I had so many of my guests comment on how gorgeous the hotel was and remark on the level of service. 3 weeks after my wedding I’m still getting messages from people about the food they had for the wedding, it was sublime.
I think so say I wouldn’t change a thing speaks volumes and I think any hotel would be hard pushed to try and top The Maryborough. One more aspect I’d like to mention is the service I received in the lead up to the wedding itself along with the actual day, if I was popping in to check something. No matter what staff I met from reception, porters or managers I always left feeling like such a valued customer! I’m going to feel very hard done by going to other hotels after experiencing the level of service that The Maryborough commit to!

- Paula Duggan


On the 6th of August, 2019

We had our wedding here on the 12th of July 2019 and I can honestly say it was amazing from start to finish. Planning the wedding was an absolute breeze thanks to the incredible Ellis, she couldn’t have been more helpful and approachable with any questions we had. The attention to detail from the managers and staff is just unbelievable and the little touches they add to your day really make this hotel stand out from the rest. All our guests told us it was the best wedding they were ever at and that they couldn’t get over the amazing food and service. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning on getting married, everything about it is 10/10.

- Nichole Murphy


On the 5th of August, 2019

As our one year anniversary approaches we’ve been thinking back on our wedding day at Maryborough. We couldn’t have been happier with how the day went. The Orangery was such a perfect, beautiful setting for our ceremony and the hotel staff were always friendly, attentive and professional. We can’t thank Ellis enough for her care and attention in the lead up to our big day...she made the whole experience so easy and relaxed. We still have guests talking about how fantastic the food was too! I can’t recommend the Maryborough highly enough, we loved every minute of our time there!

- Áine Fitzpatrick and Karl Harding


On the 25th of July, 2019

My husband and I held our wedding reception exactly one week ago at the Maryborough Hotel and if we were to do it all again we definitely wouldn't change a thing. We had been looking for a while at different venues around Cork but were drawn to the Maryborough again and again. The Orangerie, the gardens, the gorgeous ballroom, everything was just perfect. As we live in France we took a leap of faith and booked the date without actually officially meeting with any of the hotel staff. However, from the very beginning Ellis was professional, friendly and competent. We knew we were in great hands. When we finally did visit the hotel for our menu tasting we were completely reassured that we had made the right choice. Everything was perfect, the staff were lovely and they were always willing to accommodate our requests. As my husband is French it meant a lot of our guests were flying over from France. There was absolutely no problem for the hotel when we asked if we could translate the menu for them. Our guests were very impressed by the organisation on the day of our wedding and all commented on the fact that everything went off without a hitch. Those who stayed overnight particularly loved the breakfast the next day. Our bridal suite was just divine and our only regret is that we can't do it all over again! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Ellis, Carmel and Orla for your energy and patience over the last few months and for always replying to our endless emails! They must have at least 2 weddings every weekend, but we always felt like we were the only couple getting married! Thank you also to all the other staff, whose names I don't recall. From the reception to the restaurant, you're all super!!

- Amy Murphy-Letué


On the 1st of May, 2019

The most amazing wedding venue from the get go! Ellis and the whole team at the Maryborough did a fantastic job and our guests could not stop complimenting the food and service on the day. We honestly could not have asked for a better day and wish we could do it all over again! Thanks to all at the Maryborough!

- Ciara McCarthy


On the 25th of April, 2019

We were absolutely delighted with how our wedding went in the Maryborough. From planning stages with Ellis, to the food tasting, to the day itself we were highly impressed with the high quality of everything. All of our guests loved the food, and the wine which you patiently waited for us to choose the right one at the tasting was lovely. The Orangerie was fabulous for the drinks reception, and the gin table was another talking point, it went down very well! The service on the day was also impeccable. We can’t fault a simple thing! We found all of the staff so easy to work with and so professional. Thanks so much for making our wedding day so enjoyable.

- Fiona Weldon


On the 14th of April, 2019

The best day of our lives. Our families and friends are still talking about how amazing the venue was, everything from the food and drink, to the beautiful spaces and amazing attention to detail. I can honestly say that if I was to do it all over again in the morning, I wouldn’t change a single thing. Ellis and the team at the Maryborough are amazing. They made us and our guests feel so special. Critically, my husband and I didn’t have to worry about a thing, from the moment we booked the Maryborough, Ellis and the team looked after everything. It really was a stress free experience that allowed us to fully appreciate and enjoy our big day.

- Sean Cotter


On the 12th of March, 2019

Myself and my wife got married here in December and what an amazing day. As I am in the hotel business and have been involved in running weddings with over 10 years or so it was so important we picked the right venue, we actually viewed and had showarounds in 9 different hotels in one week, however once we met the team and seen the Maryborough we knew it was the perfect place, we booked it the next day! Leading up to the wedding was just so easy, Ellis our coordinator was just so efficient and knowledgeable and we both felt so at ease as we knew everything was taken care of. From the menu tasting to the final meetings everything was a breeze and Ellis was always on hand to answer a call or an email. The day itself couldn’t have gone better, the hotel looked magical with the Christmas decorations and we took fantastic photos outside and inside the hotel, the photographer had so much to work with as we decided to do all our photos there after the church. Ellis, Justin the general manager and all the management team were there to greet us whilst all the guests were being looked after in the beautiful orangery which is just a breath-taking reception area. Our package included canopies of all types, a gin and tonic station and Prosecco so our guests were all catered for and had a great time in the orangery. Everything went so smoothly and we really just were able to relax and enjoy our day. The Sherrard suite looked amazing and the food was fantastic, the feedback we got from all our guests was brilliant. I had hotel owners, head chefs etc at the wedding and they all were just blown away with the quality of the food and service. Shiby and his team were so efficient and professional for the meal but above all the friendliness of the staff was a standout point, they couldn’t do enough for us and our guests. Eamonn the waiter on the top table was excellent and all the family commented on how good he was and how interactive he was with both our families. Of course the punctuality of the day and night was important to us as we didn’t want to lose any time on our band etc but Ellis and Shiby had this all under control. We didn’t even think about it, it just all went so smoothly. We had such a great night dancing and the late food again was spot on, so tasty and so well presented. It was the best night of our lives and I wish we could do it all again! We stayed the next night in the bridal suite again, they have two bridal suites and both are phenomenal rooms, it was just pure luxury and we felt like royalty in the suite. Thanks so much to everyone in the hotel who made this such a special day for us, from the minute we booked the hotel over two years ago to the day itself it was just everything we ever dreamed of. We recently got our wedding video and the hotel looked spectacular, we certainly made the right choice and we had such a great day. A special thanks again to Ellis who just made it all happen. From the staff at the hotel reception to the bar staff in the residents bar, they all played a part in making this such a wonderful day and are a credit to the hotel. We highly recommend any future couples to have their reception here, a magical venue. Thanks again, guys. Conor and Emma.

- Conor & Emma Kingston


On the 8th of February, 2019

I highly recommend the hotel. We knew it was the hotel for us very early on. The setting is beautiful, from the lovely gardens to the stylish Orangery. The minute we met Ellis we knew we were in safe hands. She catered for our every need and nothing was too much trouble. We were given excellent support in the lead up to the big day and the tasting event prior to the wedding was an excellent experience.
On the day of the wedding from the moment we arrived the service was second to none and all the finer details were looked after. I would absolutely love to do the whole day again.
We would both like to thank Ellis, Shiby and all of the staff of the Maryborough for a fantastic day, a day we will never forget. The Maryborough will always hold a special place in our hearts.

- Aine Murphy


On the 6th of February, 2019

When we got engaged we viewed a lot of weddings venues and every time we brainstormed after a viewing we always found ourselves comparing it to The Maryborough Hotel and Spa. When we viewed The Maryborough we were given so much time and attention, it didn't feel rushed. We were blown away by the beauty of the Orangery, the woods, the reception suite, the bridal suite, and overall the entire hotel and grounds. We dealt with Mary and Ellis who were so professional and experienced that we always felt at ease regarding how the day would go. We really enjoyed the wedding planning and never had many worries, which I believe was down to the fact The Maryborough team did a lot of the heavy lifting for us. Their attention detail always reassured us that we made the right choice when booking our wedding venue. I stayed in The Bridal suite the night before the wedding and I had so much fun with my family and bridal party while getting ready the morning of the wedding. The room is so spacious and the photographer and videographer were able to catch some stunning shots of the morning. Ellis, was waiting for us when we come down to the main reception to leave and even had a backup umbrella just in case. When we arrived back from the church, the team were waiting once again and were constantly asking us if we needed a drink, food, etc which I think is important as the couple is busy meeting everyone during the drinks reception. Our guests absolutely loved our drinks reception in The Orangery, the décor, food, and drink were so elegant. The evening reception was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Every course was on time, the food is was fantastic, and the whole evening ran off perfectly. So many of our guests commented on the service during the wedding and their stay. Many of us stayed an extra couple of nights and the Maryborough team were so nice and accommodating.

- Suzanne & Steve


On the 16th of January, 2019

We had a fantastic wedding day in June 2018, made all the more special by the stellar staff in the Maryborough hotel. Pre-wedding queries were answered promptly, I had access to the hotel several times before the wedding day to finalise table layouts & we had a memorable menu tasting experience with our parents. Ellis, our wedding co-ordinator, was always helpful & accommodating & ensured all went smoothly on the day.
The bridal suite is beautiful & absolutely enormous, we liked it so much we stayed 2 nights.
Our guests complimented the beautiful accommodation, delicious food & relaxed atmosphere on the day. We were blessed with beautiful weather on the day so made the most of the Orangery & gardens. The meal was outstanding in terms of quality, service & flavour. The late night buffet was a great hit & surpassed our expectations. The staff were unfailingly professional, polite & helpful.
I would recommend the hotel to any prospective wedding couples in a heartbeat, it was a brilliant experience.

- Elizabeth Moloney


On the 14th of January, 2019

I cannot say enough about the Maryborough and their staff. They made our day perfect. Ellis and Lorraine were amazing. I did not need to worry as Ellis had everything in order in the run up to the wedding. Lorraine was on hand all day, and it ran seemlessly. I was relaxed and enjoyed every minute of our day. All our guests loved the setting, food etc.
The Maryborough is the perfect place to have your wedding as they are pure specialists in the area. Thank you for making our day so special.

- Mairéad & Fergus


On the 1st of January, 2019

Absolutely fantastic day. The entire event was flawless. We planned our wedding from London and were assigned Ellis as our wedding coordinator. All of our queries and correspondence were replied to quickly and efficiently. The staff were extremely attentive and supportive on the day/evening and the food was absolutely exquisite. We would highly recommend the Maryborough to any and all as our experience was simply flawless. A genuine and sincere thanks to all of the staff who made our day so wonderful.

- Rachael and Walter


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