Cast your Wedding Anchor with Actons Hotel Kinsale

It’s a well known and long held belief in Ireland and beyond, that Kinsale is one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns. Recently Conde Nast declared it so…. 

The southern end point for the Wild Atlantic Way, Kinsale is nestled in a harbour 30 minutes south of Cork City, and famous for its restaurants, cafes and bars. Although the town has a long and compelling history, these stories have just enhanced the charm and delights of the town today. 

View from Hill looking towards Actons Hotel Kinsale

Kinsale has been a fishing village, a wine port, a centre for shipbuilding and a garrison town. There is a legacy of Georgian and Victorian architecture and historic fortifications dotted throughout the place. Today with colourful houses on quaint streets, and pleasure boats bobbing on the marina, this picturesque destination is the setting for your dream wedding destination – Actons Hotel Kinsale. 


Overlooking the waterfront, Actons Hotel is an iconic waterside venue established in 1946 by the Acton Family. Way back in the 1860s, the Acton family fell in love with Kinsale, and made it their home. With an entrepreneurial spirit running through the following generations, over the years they bought properties adjacent to their home, before Sidney Acton finally opened the hotel’s doors in the 1940s.  

Desmond Suite at Actons Hotel KinsaleThe oldest hotel in Kinsale, it is a delectable mix of romantic old worldliness with state of the art modern, having been entirely renovated in 2022. This 4-star boutique destination has a unique personality and charisma that just has to be experienced.  

With 67 guest bedrooms and 7 brand new suites, they can cater for intimate weddings of up to 50 people in the Garden Lounge or larger gatherings of up to 200 in their beloved Kinsale Suite.

Set up for a civil ceremony at Actons Hotel Kinsale

Actons Hotel Kinsale Suite set up for Wedding breakfastFully licensed for civil ceremonies, you won’t have to leave the property on your special day if that is your wish, and there are lovely landscaped gardens for your photos.  Actons has a well known reputation for hospitality, excellent food and service. 


Wedding Set up at Actons Hotel Kinsale

Ian Eaton Wedding Coordinator at Actons Hotel KinsaleIn fact, your dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator Ian Eaton was awarded WeddingDates’ Wedding Co-ordinator of the year, the top award in 2019. Looking after wedding couples at Actons Hotel Kinsale for over 10 years, he had his very own wedding there in 2016, so he truly knows what it takes to have a wonderful day! Supported by the wider hotel team, Ian can’t wait for you to experience that meticulous attention to detail that they pride themselves on.

wedding Couple at Actons Hotel Kinsale 

Imagine yourself greeting your guests at the welcome reception in the Garden Lounge. As you begin to make your way down there on your special day, Ian will personally greet you and your spouse with glasses of champagne. Mingle and welcome your guests, and then make your way to the Kinsale Suite overlooking the harbour for the main event, a magnificent five-course feast prepared and cooked by their top class chefs. The food is locally sourced and organic, often from artisan businesses, speaking to Kinsale’s international reputation as a food destination.  Continue the celebrations into the night, and the team will be on hand to ensure everything is looked after for you and your guests. 

Wedding Food Truck at Actons Hotel Kinsale

Actons Hotel offers two wedding packages to choose from. Each package includes a complimentary night in the Bridal Suite for the wedding couple, 20 discounted and two complimentary guest rooms for the night of the wedding, a Welcome Reception, a sit-down Wedding Meal from the a La Carte menu and late-night food. One of the packages also includes a Wedding After-Party the next day where up to 30 people can enjoy complimentary finger food. Gin bar set up at Actons Hotel Kinsale

The icing on the wedding cake is that on your one year paper anniversary, Actons Hotel will be delighted to welcome you and your spouse back for a complimentary stay.

Bedroom Suite at Actons Hotel Kinsale

There’s lots for you and your guests to enjoy including a modern leisure club with a 15-metre swimming pool, and gym, drinks in Sidney’s bar, a meal in Fisher Street Restaurant and of course you have  the abundance of eateries and shopping on your doorstep.  There’s lots to encourage you to stay and enjoy. 

Start writing your new personal history chapter in this historic place wrapped in the warmth of Actons Hotel hospitality and… let your dreams set sail.



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