Wedding Testimonials

Wedding Testimonials

“We booked the hotel for our wedding recently and have to say it was excellent from start to finish. The staff really took care of us, in particular the Sales & Events Manager, Anna Foley. She made sure everything ran smoothly and guided us through every step of the process. We were able to rest easy knowing that everything was in her capable hands and she went the extra mile for us when we needed a last minute change! Would highly recommend as a venue.”

Agnese & Kay O’Callaghan

“We had our wedding in the Metropole Hotel this year, and both Anna & her whole team did a fabulous job keeping everyone happy for the whole day and night. Thanks so much for everything from us both, we had a ball!”

Valerie Corrigan

Absolutely fantastic ! We got married in St. Patrick's Church and we had the reception in the Metropole hotel on MacCurtain Street. We first met Vanya the wedding co-ordinator (who subsequently left her job with only weeks to our wedding in order to further her qualifications and was then replaced by Eibhlish). Vanya sold the venue to us completely by being so friendly and helpful and by listening to us and accommodating our every request. She is an incredibly easy person to deal with for something as complicated as a wedding. The head chef is incredibly friendly and genuine and very easy to get along with - but very highly skilled. Roger and Phil were very helpful. On the day of the Wedding and the day after, Phil treated us like more than customers - like friends or family. We never left the hotel between Friday and Sunday check-out - we were so comfortable and well looked after in the Metropole we didn't want to leave. Rachel at reception and Michael were equally outstanding - both so sincere. We never once wanted for a single thing - one or other member of staff was already providing the solution for our needs before we even realised we needed anything. Vanya met us 4 weeks before the wedding to formally 'hand-over' to Eibhlish. The transition was seamless. It's difficult for a new co-ordinator to take over in the middle of a customer's wedding plans, but Eibhlish had absolutely no difficulty honouring the same level of service as before and in the last week before the wedding this was hugely important to us. Without her ever-present support in the last week we would have been lost. I cannot emphasize enough how highly I rate the service we received from every single member of staff in the Metropole hotel. I hope senior management take note because they need to be made aware that they currently employ the most competitive staff in any of the hotels in Cork city centre and I would dare say further afield too. Everything on the day of the wedding had to follow a strict timeline and we had a lot happening. Not only did everything run smoothly timewise, but we were also treated to the VIP Lounge and wine cellar by the hotel for some of the most beautiful wedding photos any bride could wish to be in. Phil was so friendly when he brought us down there before dinner and calmed us down in a very friendly way. The waiters and waitresses and bar staff were absolutely on the ball, and the food came on time and hot to the right places and the wine and toasts flowed as we had requested. The waiting staff have a very good understanding of the kitchen. Even after the wedding Phil called us simply to say he was sorry he missed us leaving and to ensure us we are welcome in the hotel any time we like and to reassure us we could stay again on our anniversary. The day after the wedding Martin, Mary and Sarah were each one of them immensely polite, courteous and thoughtful in dealing with us and our families in the Met bar downstairs. All of the staff were so personal with us that it felt like we had known them for years. I would recommend the Metropole Hotel in Cork to any bride and groom to be. We even got beautifully engraved crystal glasses provided by the hotel as a wedding present with our names and the date. I could type so much more about the high standard of staff and service in the Metropole, but I need to leave space for other comments !!! 5 stars ??? No - 6 stars !!! P.S. you'll notice one of the attached photos shows us with Ciara's Mam and Dad - it was taken on their own wedding day in the same location in the Metropole on their own Wedding Day in 1969. The hotel also promised to display a framed photo of Ciara's Dad working as a waiter in the hotel in 1963 that we gave to them as a gift in return for their incredible hospitality. Turly amazing hotel and staff !!

Ciara & Dermot

We knew from the first meeting with the wedding coordinator that we wanted to celebrate our special day in this venue. The ideas were endless and every aspect of the day was thoroughly discussed openly from the moment of arrival to how it would wind down. Vanya and the other staff were always available to help us with queries from the cake stand measurements to menu ideas. The meal tasting was amazingly prepared, as I was unable to attend the tasting, the groom and my sister (the bridesmaid) arrived to the meals prepared and presented in full. They were surprised at this as they were expecting small dishes to taste. We had no problems regarding the food choices as on the special day. We heard not one complaint or bad word spoken about what was served, maybe only that there was too much food!! That cant be bad at all
The flowers were beautifully presented as discussed and were complimented by all.. the balloons outside the room we loved, the kids and older kids alike all spent time admiring them.

We were treated like the most special people for the whole of our stay and it was nice to be fussed over. This venue would be highly recommended for its central location, stunning chandeliers and its a hotel with a historical presence with the cellar and smoking room..

Thank you to all at the Metropole hotel for making our day very special indeed.

Siobhan & Gareth Murphy

We had our civil partnership celebration at the Metropole Hotel in April 2012. We had tried a number of hotels before the Metropole and found that many of them were inflexible as regards price and menu, in particular when it came to catering for a smaller group such as ours.

From the outset the staff at the Metropole were professional and enthusiastic. On our first evening we were shown each function room in the hotel and allowed a lot of time for discussion on which room would suit us. We were allowed to change the menus to suit our needs and the package offered by the hotel was absolutely fantastic. Communication from the hotel was also excellent. All our emails were answered in a timely manner, any matters to be resolved were done so in a timely manner and we had a dedicated and professional organiser who was available to meet with us on a regular basis.

We were given a very generous menu tasting closer to the day and given the opportunity also to meet the chef. We were allowed to put our own personal items such as lanterns, plants and other personal objects into the room before the day itself. In addition we were able to take some lovely photos in the wine cellar and basement downstairs.

On the actual day, all our guests were impressed with the wonderful meal, the staff, and the layout of the room. All these months later we are still being told by our guests what a wonderful evening they all had.

We have no hesitation in recommending the Metropole based on our own experiences for any wedding/civil partnership celebration. We would like to particularly mention Vanya, our coordinator, whose professional and patience made our task so much easier.

Noreen Bourke

All the friendly and helpful staff helped making our Wedding reception unforgettable, the food very nice, the tables where beautiful decorated and the service was excellent. We are happy to recommend The Metropole in Cork as a wedding venue to anyone who wants a special wedding reception.

Criostoir & Therese


Our Gorgeous Wedding at the Metropole

We had our wedding at the Metropole Hotel in July 2015. When we first viewed the hotel I absolutely loved the look and feel - newly renovated in an old, antique style (golds, reds, blues.. beautiful!). My parents had their wedding reception here too over 40 years ago and so we had hoped that we would actually want to have ours here too! When my parents married the Metropole as THE place to go. As far as I know they had stopped weddings for quite a while and in recent years they have begun to re-establish themselves on the wedding market. 

They have a sample set menu/all inclusive package available. This seemed nice but wasn't really what we wanted. We were able to pick and choose and make the day our own. We had canapes and scones, etc. on arrival. We had a five course meal and evening food too. Quotes were made clear and everything we wanted was accommodated for. 

Customer service is SO IMPORTANT for me and on the day all of the staff were very lovely and helpful. The ballroom was stunning (we added our own table decor, etc.) too.

The hotel's location is ideal for guests travelling via Cork airport and wanting to stay in the City Centre. The hotel gave us a set special wedding accommodation rate and gave good deals to those who were staying more than one night. The breakfast was fantastic!

The hotel has four suites - all are beautiful! We had the Purple room as our bridal suite - it was stunning! The morning after our wedding, we were treated by Roger the GM to a champagne breakfast in bed, which was such a lovely touch and made us feel so special.

The best asset to this hotel as a wedding venue is the Chef and the food. ALL of our guests were blown away by the amazing food - much better than your regular wedding banquet food - so fresh, delicious, flavoursome! My husband and I had met for a tasting with the chef who really went out of his way to include everything we wanted. We would love to have the meal again, is was beautiful!

The iconic stairs and the old wine cellar are great spots for lovely, different photos. The hotel presents the bride and groom with engraved champagne flutes. Unfortunately, we had dropped one while packing up the car. The hotel was so lovely and replaced it and posted it to us when it was made.

We would definitely recommend you check this hotel out for your wedding venue.

Review from V M Via TripAdvisor

"I held my wedding reception on Sat April 14th 2018 and I can only say positive things about how easy it was to work with their events coordinator Anna in the months leading up to it and what an absolute amazing job the whole team did on the evening itself."

Mr & Mrs Corrigan 


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