Ahead of Valentine’s weekend, we caught up with Sean and Eileen Lane to find out the secret of what makes a happy marriage. Brimming with energy and still as glamorous as the day they wed, we’ll certainly take all the advice we’re given from these two lovebirds. Read the interview by Gavin Farmer, Wedding Club Coordinator below:
How long are you married?
Married 52 years this year.
What is the secret to a happy marriage?
Patience, trust, and love for each other
Where did you meet?
We met at a Dance Hall in Crosshaven. Eileen went to Crosshaven with 10 girl friends for a week holiday (it was like going to Spain back then) and Eileen met me at the ‘Majorca’ dance hall in Crosshaven during that week and the rest is history!
When were you married?
6th September 1969
Why did you choose the Metropole Hotel?
The Metropole Hotel was THE place. We had many dinners and nights out at The Met before getting married and always said we would get married in The Metropole Hotel because of all our great memories of the previous nights we had had there.
Best memory from your wedding day?
It was a perfect day! We have 6 children, and they are all lovely memories to add to our memory of getting married.
If you could give one tip to couples just starting out in their relationship?
Have patience with one another. Make the best of everything you have and be happy.
What is The Metropole Wedding Club?
For over 120 years, we have celebrated weddings at The Metropole Hotel, Cork. When you celebrate your marriage or wedding day at The Metropole Hotel, we welcome you as part of our extended family to the Metropole Wedding Club. Through the years, we continue to celebrate special occasions with you, watching you and your family grow and flourish. All Wedding Club members are presented with their exclusive lifetime Platinum Card after their wedding day which entitles them to exclusive offers and discounts on family celebrations, food, accommodation, leisure centre membership and lots more.
Planning a Missed Occasion Celebration?
We might be in lockdown now, but there’s no reason why you can’t plan a dinner or event for an anniversary, special birthday or other milestone and celebrate in style with friends and family later this year! Our Event Coordinator Janice is on hand to arrange private events for you and your family in our historic private dining rooms, or even in our bar and restaurant.