Wedding Reviews for Actons Hotel Kinsale

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 58 reviews

Denis and Jamie McSweeney
wedding on Sat, 6th of August, 2022
We had our wedding in Actons Hotel in August. Everything was perfect from start to finish. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was a problem.

The room and outside area were set up perfectly on the day and Ian the manager listened to everything we wanted which made the run up to the

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wedding stress free.

We also had our day 2 in the hotel which was equally as amazing.

We would highly recommend Actons Hotel as the setting is beautiful and the hotel is perfect for a brilliant wedding day!!

Review submitted on Sat, 24th of September, 2022
Valerie O connor
wedding on Fri, 27th of May, 2022
Actons Hotel was the most amazing venue for our wedding. Ian Eaton and his team should be in the business of teaching people how to organise a wedding. If I could give the hotel 10 stars I would. The food, the ambience, the management of all details was top class. It was the best decision we made

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when picking that hotel. We will be forever grateful for the fantastic memories of the hotel and its staff on our special day.

Review submitted on Fri, 16th of September, 2022
Des Baikey
wedding on Fri, 15th of July, 2022
It is very hard to know where to start when it comes to the service and professionalism we received from Ian and all the team at Actons Hotel. It was nothing more than top class. My husband and I, from the minute we booked the hotel until the day we left after our wedding received nothing but the

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best of attention from Actons. Nothing was too much. They went above and beyond and we will be forever grateful. The service the food the accommodation was second to none. We will be returning every year without fail. Thank you again Actons. Ten out of ten is not enough. Top class.

Review submitted on Fri, 16th of September, 2022
Emma Goulding
wedding on Fri, 3rd of June, 2022
We decided to view Actions as we had been to other hotels around Cork County and all fell short on one thing or another, on Meeting with Ian and seeing the hotel and the great packages they had on offer we decided to go with the hotel. From that moment Ian was always on hand to ask questions or give

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advice. He was really outstanding and made the planning process a lot easier with his help. I had a few extra asks and he accommodated every single one without any trouble.
I, my bridesmaids, and my mother stayed the night before the wedding. The bedrooms were outstanding and the newly decorated rooms were so beautiful. The staff were just excellent to deal with and did everything they could to make the evening relaxed and enjoyable.
On the Wedding Day, Ian was at hand to deal with the suppliers and manage the comings and going for the setup. He also was on hand for anything we needed as we got ready. The room was set up beautifully by Ian and To Have and to Hold for the Ceremony and the Dinner. A lot of guests commented on how beautiful it was.
We had our speeches in the little garden and it was just beautiful and very relaxed. The food in the drinks reception and dinner was perfect and the staff were so attentive to our guests. Again we got lots of comments on how brilliant the staff was at the dinner and at the bar.
Overall from booking to the end of the wedding the experience we had was one of excellence and the standard of service was 5 stars. I would highly recommend the hotel to any future brides and grooms. Amazing, Thanks so much for making our day so special

Review submitted on Thu, 15th of September, 2022
Joy Corkery
wedding on Fri, 1st of April, 2022
There is not one bad thing to say about Actons. Everything went without a hitch and we knew we were in the best hands possible. Ian is the most amazing wedding coordinator. Once we met with him and saw the hotel, we cancelled every other viewing. Throughout the lockdown and two postponements, he was

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thoroughly supportive and did his best to cater for us. Unlike other venues, there was no increase in price or changes to our contract. Everything was as agreed on that very first day. And it’s not just about quantity at Actons, the quality is above and beyond what you could ever hope for. We didn’t hear one bad comment about anything provided on the day. We also had a lot of guests from outside Ireland and they were just in love with the place. Every staff member we crossed paths with was amazing and I really felt they couldn’t do enough for us. I’ll never forget our big day and highly recommend Actons as a wedding venue.

Review submitted on Thu, 15th of September, 2022
Gillian Lynch
wedding on Sat, 10th of September, 2022
From the moment we viewed Actons we knew we could not be in better hands and didn't hesitate to book there and then. Ian was a pleasure to deal with from the get go and took any pressure or worries off us a couple, from the initial booking to the tasting and all the other finer details everything

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was perfectly handled. On the day the hotel itself looked amazing, from the drinks reception to the function room and everything in between. Every single guest was so complimentary on how amazing the food was. The staff are a credit to the hotel not just on the wedding day but all weekend in every department.
We had the best day of our lives and would not hesitate in recommending Actons as a perfect wedding venue.
Thanks again to Ian and all the management and staff at Actons.

Review submitted on Thu, 15th of September, 2022
Sarah-Jane Fanning
wedding on Fri, 5th of August, 2022
We had the most amazing wedding day in Actons Hotel. Ian could not have done enough for us, all the staff were outstanding. The food was enjoyed by everyone. The rooms were beautiful and the service was impeccable.
Thanks to Actons for making our day so special.
Sarah-Jane and Eddie
Tracey Hurley
wedding on Fri, 29th of April, 2022
I had my wedding recently in Actons Hotel Kinsale. Ian and the entire team at Actons were absolutely amazingfrom start to finish. The atmosphere, location, food, huge rooms, and the beds!! The list is endless! I can't say thank you enough for the best day ever!
Bernie O Donovan
wedding on Fri, 3rd of December, 2021
We held our wedding reception in Actons in December 2021 and it was such an amazing day.

Ian and the staff at Actons are fantastic. Ian was a pleasure to deal with throughout our wedding planning, especially with the postponements we had to make due to Covid. Nothing was any trouble for him. We

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would also like to mention the girls at reception who were always so friendly and accommodating when we spoke to them.

The food and service on the day was fantastic and everything ran so smoothly. We did not have to worry about anything. Our guests loved the food and the atmosphere at the hotel.

Thanks so much Ian & all the staff at Actons for making our wedding day so special. We would highly recommend Actons Hotel as a wedding venue.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of April, 2022
Ann Marie Ambrose
wedding on Thu, 30th of December, 2021
We were delighted with our wedding in Actons Hotel, Kinsale on the 30th of December 2021. From the moment we went to view the venue we were very impressed with their professionalism, friendliness and willingness to cater for our special day. All the staff went above and beyond our expectations in

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helping to reduce our stress of organising our wedding in such unpredictable times (During the covid pandemic). Ian, Fidema, Eilish and their team were very adaptable and most helpful in facilitating our requests. We were not charged for any guests who had to drop out at the last minute. The wedding reception before the meal was so well organised, and trays of food were being brought into the garden room as guests arrived, which ensured that every guest was met with a great choice of hot/cold drinks and canapé. The venue itself was perfect for our wedding. We would highly recommend Actons for any size wedding or function. You will be very well looked after.
Ann Marie & Neil

Review submitted on Fri, 11th of March, 2022
Siobhan O'Brien
wedding on Sat, 12th of February, 2022
We held our wedding at Actons in February 2022, and had the most amazing day. Ian was incredibly helpful when we were arranging everything, including lots of chopping and changing as restrictions shifted! All the hotel staff were absolutely lovely before, during and after the wedding. We really felt

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they went above and beyond to make the day really special.

The rooms also looked amazing all done up, and we were able to take stunning photos in front of the harbour. We don't think it could have gone any better, and cannot recommend Actons enough!

Review submitted on Thu, 24th of February, 2022
Kate McLoughlin
wedding on Sun, 18th of December, 2022
We could not recommend Actons hotel enough. From the very beginning Ian handled every detail for us. He took care of everything coming up to the wedding and on the day he ensured everything ran smoothly. We never had any worry. The food and service was outstanding. The hotel itself is immaculate

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and the bridal suite is the nicest hotel room I’ve ever been in. All our guests commented on how amazing the hotel was and how they loved the set up. The function room is a lovely size and it has a great atmosphere that people couldn’t help but enjoy themselves. We will be recommending this hotel to everyone and I really would look no further if you are considering it.

Review submitted on Tue, 22nd of February, 2022
Orla McCarthy
wedding on Sat, 4th of December, 2021
Ian and the team looked after us so well for our wedding . We had the most amazing day and could not fault one thing about Actons. From the moment we checked in, we were looked after so well. Nothing was a problem for us or any of our guests. We all felt very safe with the Covid measures. We would

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highly recommend Actons for anyone thinking of getting married in Kinsale. The help, support and attention to detail was exceptional. Everything we had planned was organised perfectly and we didn't have to think about anything on the day, it all went as planned. We had a small family wedding and the setup of the room was perfect and didn't feel like the small crowd it was. We loved the Christmas decorations too. The honeymoon suite is out of this world.

Review submitted on Tue, 22nd of February, 2022
Áine O Shea
wedding on Fri, 24th of May, 2019
What an incredible wedding venue! We celebrated our wedding here. We went along a different path regarding the meal and had a buffet. The hotel hadn't done it before for a wedding, but were up for the challenge. They did an exceptional job. Everyone was very impressed with the food. Ian the wedding

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coordinator, was great to deal with from the very beginning. He was really quick to respond to emails and was so helpful. Tomas the manager was also fantastic. Equally all the staff were exceptional. The bedrooms are gorgeous and the view of the marina is breathtaking. A fantastic hotel! I would recommend it to everyone.

Review submitted on Sun, 16th of February, 2020
Kate & Ben Johnson
We had our wedding reception at Actons this year and cannot rate this place more highly!! The team at Actons is absolutely AMAZING!!! By the end of the wedding, I felt like they were my family because each person took a true interest in making our day an absolute dream come true!!! And God bless Ian

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for just being a SUPERSTAR at wedding coordination. Nothing was too much trouble and he ALWAYS had a smile on his face. If you work with Ian, I promise you're in good hands. He will ensure you have the perfect day and one you'll never forget. Our guests love staying at the hotel with views overlooking the harbour and delicious breakfast each morning. The food on the day of the wedding was superb - we served the option of sea bass or beef filet and everyone was raving about it. Thanks so much again to the Actons team for making our day so special. Especially, Ian, Laura, Eilish, Fidelma, Tomas, and Richie!

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of October, 2019
Ciara & Jack Smith
wedding on Sat, 10th of August, 2019
In October 2017, my other half proposed to me in Kinsale, where we stayed at the Actons, the service was impeccable as was the quality of the overall quality of the hotel.

When we were looking at wedding venues the Actons was top of our list. From the moment we met with Ian and discussed how we

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pictured our wedding, we knew this was the place for us! As we live in England most of our communications with the venue took place over email. Ian was always speedy with responses and no ask was too big! We tied the knot in August 2019 and had the best day. Everyone commented on how amazing the food was (5 courses!!), the service, drinks etc. The main room for the wedding was decorated beautifully. I would recommend this venue to anyone thinking about getting married here.

Thank you to Ian and the whole team. We look forward to visiting again soon for our (now) annual visit!

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of October, 2019
Juilieann & Kevin Relihen
wedding on Fri, 22nd of February, 2019
What can Kevin & I say, we had the best day of our lives at our wedding on Friday last. Ian was amazing from start to finish. The attention to detail was fantastic. The food was absolutely amazing, and all our guests complimented on the food, the hotel, the rooms everything. I never had to worry

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about anything from once we booked the hotel for our wedding. I could honestly write an essay and it still would not praise the staff and management of the hotel enough. Thank you all so so much. I cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of October, 2019
Amanda & Steven Smith
wedding on Sat, 1st of June, 2019
Amazing service from start to finish all staff are so good to deal with Ian the wedding co ordinator is so helpful and makes all planning so easy everything was Amazing on the day the setting is gorgeous bedrooms and function room are amazing and everyone raved about the food . Highly recommend for

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dinner overnight in the heart of Kinsale or that special wedding venue.

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of October, 2019
Claire & Gavin Hallisey
wedding on Fri, 26th of October, 2018
We had our wedding day on the 26/10/2018 in Actons and to say we were happy with the hotel is an understatement. From start to finish the day was amazing, the staff, the food, the drinks reception, the function room, Actons hotel exceeded our expectations!! Ian the wedding coordinator is a credit to

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Actons and was a pleasure to deal with from the start, his calm relaxed attitude made everything so easy for us. We would highly recommend Actons Hotel to any newly engaged couple!!
Thanks again Actons Hotel!!
Gavin & Claire x

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of October, 2019
Aisling Maher
We had our wedding at Actons Hotel in Kinsale and could not recommend this hotel highly enough.

From the day we walked in the door as a newly engaged excited couple to 15 monthly later on our wedding day we had the best experience and top notch service. The two managers that we dealt with were

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Ian Eaton(the wedding coordinator) and Ger (bar manager) both of these men went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble.

The hotel itself is just in the nicest of locations set in the middle of Kinsale on the waterfront. The gardens and outdoor area are spectacular esp if you have a dry day you an really enjoy it. We ate in the hotel a few times before the wedding so were really confident that the meal would be 100% and again all stops were pulled out. It really says a lot about a venue when you have 196 people sitting for a 5 course meal and not one person had so much as a minor issue.

The entire hotel including the public area and guest rooms are impeccable.

I have always recommended this hotel as a must for accommodation or even just for a meal as its in a gorgeous part of Cork and a busy little town with loads to do

Thank you to all the staff at Actons hotel for showing us just how far ye go for your guests experience. You all made the biggest day of our lives run smooth and seamlessly.

Review submitted on Sat, 12th of October, 2019
Ciara Conlon
In October 2017, my other half proposed to me in Kinsale, where we stayed at the Actons, the service was impeccable as was the quality of the overall quality of the hotel.

When we were looking at wedding venues the Actons was top of our list. From the moment we met with Ian and discussed how we

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pictured our wedding, we knew this was the place for us! As we live in England most of our communications with the venue took place over email. Ian was always speedy with responses and no ask was too big! We tied the knot in August 2019 and had the best day. Everyone commented on how amazing the food was (5 courses!!), the service, drinks etc. The main room for the wedding was decorated beautifully. I would recommend this venue to anyone thinking about getting married here.

Thank you to Ian and the whole team. We look forward to visiting again soon for our (now) annual visit!

Review submitted on Mon, 23rd of September, 2019
Elaine Fuller
From the minute we meet Ian and walked around the hotel we knew it was the hotel for us for our wedding.

Ian was so helpful with every aspect of the planning he listened to all my ideas and what we wanted and added his own special twist and advice.
The staff, the attention to detail and the

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vibe was exactly what we wanted from our venue.
Everything on the day was perfect exactly how we pictured it and more.

All our guests complimented on the food, the choice and the amount. Everyone was well fed and watered!.

If you are a bride and groom reading this I have no hesitation in recommending Actons for your big day.

Thanks again to Actons, Ian and the team for making our day so special nothing was too much trouble, from the new Mr and Mrs Scannell!

Review submitted on Wed, 11th of September, 2019
Aine & John
wedding on Sat, 11th of August, 2018
To Ian and all the wonderful staff in Actons, I cannot thank you enough for our amazing wedding day on the 11th of August.

Kinsale was top of my list for wedding venues and out of all the venues we viewed, Actons had something about it that we both loved.

Ian is a true professional and always

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took the time to respond to a phone call or an email and always put my mind at ease. He is very calm and as soon as you sit down to talk to him you know that your wedding day is in the right hands.

The food was simply amazing from start to finish. It is something that our guests are still commenting on. There was plenty of it and the same goes for the wine. There were a number of specific dietary requirements at our wedding. Ian took all the details and reassured us that there was no issue here and they would happily provide suitable meals. Thank you so much for being so accommodating and it really took the pressure from us knowing that everyone was catered for and everyone there could enjoy a meal.

The drinks reception room and bar are alongside each other and I really like this as it keeps your guests together and they don't have to go off searching for the bar elsewhere.

The reception room was so beautiful and exactly what I wanted. The cherry blossom trees and the candelabras really stood out. I was just so happy with how it looked.

The following day myself and my husband stayed to have dinner. The staff could not have been more attentive. We felt very special and well looked after and we really appreciated that. It kept us in 'bride and groom' mode for another day which was a real treat.

I wish I could do it all again. Thank you so much to Ian and all the staff of Actons. We really had the best day.

Lots of Love,

Áine & John Holmes

Review submitted on Tue, 4th of September, 2018
wedding on Thu, 19th of July, 2018
We had our wedding in Actons last Thursday and we had a brilliant day. From the first time we went to have a look at the hotel, we had a good feeling. Ian and all the staff were great. He's a fantastic wedding co-ordinator, nothing was a problem, very responsive to emails and calls. Our guests were

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really impressed with the hotel and the food in particular. We're so happy that we chose Actons.

Review submitted on Tue, 24th of July, 2018
Áine & Stephen Taylor
wedding on Fri, 6th of July, 2018
We were so very lucky to get Acton's hotel as our wedding venue. We had our civil ceremony and reception in the one venue which made the whole day stress free and much easier for everyone. Acton's is a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or polite.

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Ian, the Wedding Coordinator, took all of the stress and hassle out of the planning and really is second to none, his calm, professional approach exceeded our expectations and we couldn't praise him enough and we would have no hesitation in recommending Acton's as an ideal place to get married or to hold any celebration.

Review submitted on Mon, 9th of July, 2018
wedding on Sat, 9th of June, 2018
We had the pleasure of holding our Wedding Reception at Actons of Kinsale in the beginning of June. The preparations began many months before this date and Ian our wedding coordinator along with all the staff of Actons were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They made the job of organising a wedding

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very easy indeed. The hotel staff were so attentive both in the build-up to the wedding and on the day itself. No request was too big and they were so obliging on every front. Lots of our guests have complimented the delicious food and quality of service on the day. The function room looked beautiful and there were lots of options to chose from for chair ties etc. We even got to stay in one of their newly refurbished wedding suites , it was exquisite. The day ran so smoothly . I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough for any perspective wedding couple.
Thank you guys for everything, we have so many happy memories from the day.

Review submitted on Tue, 26th of June, 2018
Katie Duggan & Mike Hubbert
wedding on Thu, 28th of December, 2017
We love Kinsale & spend many a Sunday afternoon there so even though we went to see many venues all over Cork our heads keep turning towards Kinsale. We viewed all the venues available in Kinsale but something kept drawing us back to Actons.

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with the wedding planner Ian Eaton & within a few minutes we were sold. Ian is a professional through & through & we were confident from our very first meeting that he & his team would deliver!

Nothing was too big a deal for Ian, things that had us frazzled he could offer a simple solution. He literally held our hand through the process & made it so easy. Ian had hoped to have our seating plan organised before Christmas, however we were not ready to go with it & he simply offered to come in on his time off on the 27th of December - that’s the type of person you’re dealing with no job is too big for him.

On the day itself everything was impeccable, the hotel looked amazing & although we caught the tail end of the reception we knew everybody had a lovely time - Ian assured us the food & drink would flow & it certainly did.

Onto dinner & the service was super efficient, the food was delicious & lots of our guests commented on this. We’d a few fussy eaters & guests with dietary requirements & they were all delighted with their meals. We were called for dinner at 5pm & including the speeches dinner was over by 8pm, feeding close on 140 people.

We dropped a few boxes of props etc to the hotel the night before & the staff organised everything. Also on the day we’d a few cancellations & this did not faze Ian. The General Manager Thomas & the catering team they just rejigged everything.

We both cannot honestly recommend Actons enough. The location is fab, all of the staff are superbly professional & they contributed to ensuring we’d the best day of our lives!

Review submitted on Thu, 1st of February, 2018
Mike and Áine
wedding on Fri, 15th of December, 2017
We celebrated our wedding at Acton's Hotel, Kinsale, on 15th December 2017. We could not speak highly enough of both Ian and Tomás and our experience at Acton's.

From our initial consultation, liaising at liberty with Ian (for whom nothing seemed to be a problem) in coordinating our Wedding

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Day, right through to handing over the reins in perfect assurance of all going well on the day.

Our guests were delighted by their warm welcome to the hotel, the drinks reception and fantastic meal, remarking on the excellent hospitality and customer service throughout their stay.

For any prospective Bride and Groom, we could not but recommend you to consider Acton's Hotel and Kinsale as your wedding venue. A heartfelt thank you, once again, to the dedicated team at Acton's for everything in the lead up to and on our special day. We wish you continued success which we have no doubt will deservedly come your way.

Mike & Áine

Review submitted on Tue, 23rd of January, 2018
Susan Lawton
My husband and I had our wedding reception in Actons Hotel on Friday Sept 8th this year and it was everything we hoped and dreamed of. From start to finish I could not have asked for a more amazing and friendly team to deal with. Ian the wedding coordinator was so fantastic throughout all the

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planning. Nothing was too much trouble and he always had a smile on his face. The wedding package included everything we wanted which meant less stress on us leading up to the big day. The hotel itself has such a beautiful charm about it and the views are stunning of the harbour. The food was outstanding on the day and our guests are still talking about it. I would highly recommend Actons as a wedding reception venue for any future brides and grooms. Thanks so much again to the Actons team for making our day so special.

Review submitted on Wed, 8th of November, 2017
Fiona Galvin
We recently celebrated our wedding at Actons Hotel, Kinsale and I couldn't say enough great things about Ian and all the staff there. The hotel and location are stunning but it was the service we received that really made our day. We were made to feel so at ease because nothing was a problem, any

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little issue we had was dealt with straight away and with no panic. So many of our guests commented on how well the whole day was run. I really cant recommend this hotel enough. Ian the wedding coordinator is an absolute pleasure to deal with and is unbelievably good at what he does.

Review submitted on Mon, 2nd of October, 2017
Isabelle Moloney
We had our wedding in Actons in August and I must say from the moment we contacted them, Ian and the rest of the staff were absolutely fantastic. They were brilliant to deal with and nothing was a hassle. On the day, everything was absolute perfection. The venue was fantastic, the food was amazing

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and the service was super-efficient. We could not have asked for more. We were really able to relax and enjoy the day. I would definitely recommend Actons to anyone.

Review submitted on Wed, 27th of September, 2017
Áine Barry
"Ian,Where do we start? It was a pleasure to work with you in the lead up to our wedding day. Nothing was too big or too small of an ask. Every last detail and more was accounted for during the preparations beforehand and on the day. Our guests loved the drinks reception outside (thanks for

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organising the good weather!) The sweet cart was another big hit! The room décor was magnificent, especially the fabulous centre pieces, the beautifully decorated entrance way and the fairy light detail behind the top table. The service during the meal was impeccable. Our guests are still raving about the delicious food and the fantastic service. It was a lovely touch to see you and Tomás so involved on the day. The staff are a credit to the hotel. We have wonderful memories of our Wedding day in Actons and this is down to all of the staff who are so kind and dedicated. Thank you for everything, our day was magical and we can't wait to come back.

Áine & Richard Barry

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of August, 2017
Linda o Leary
Could not recommend the hotel highly enough, Staff, Service, Food and Hotel were second to none. Ian the wedding coordinator was amazing, such a lovely guy and very helpful and understanding throughout the whole planning of the big day.
The food was served piping hot and so tasty 10/10

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hotel itself is absolutely stunning and spotless 10/10
The staff could not of done more for us so friendly 10/10

Review submitted on Wed, 16th of August, 2017
Stephany and Daniel
We just had our wedding reception in Actons hotel Kinsale on Friday 4th August. From the minute we viewed the hotel until the minute we left today after a fantastic weekend, we loved everything about it. From Ian Eaton the amazing and kind wedding coordinator to all the guys and girls that served

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our meal, to the bar staff and housekeeping staff,the amazing chefs and very nice manager Tomas we were blown away with the outstanding service we received here from start to finish. Our honeymoon suite was beautiful and friends and family are still Raving about the delicious food and drink served at the hotel throughout the weekend. We don't have enough words to describe the best weekend of our lives. Nothing was an inconvenience to them, and any slight issue was dealt with excellently and calmly by Ian which for a very nervous bride and groom was so comforting. We will be back to this hotel again and again. We have made beautiful memories here and every person working there is an absolute credit to an already beautiful hotel in such a fabulous setting. What can we say only Thank You from the bottom of our hearts xx

Review submitted on Sun, 6th of August, 2017
Eamon Murphy
From the moment my partner and I made the initial enquiries in Actons Hotel " nothing was a problem " and that was the motto all the way through. We were always very welcomed by Ian Eaton and every member of his team on each visit.

A great amount of planning went into our wedding weekend because

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of the logistics of getting Marios family in situ from Argentina and Italy, Ian and the reception staff were always very patient with the many chopping, changing and reconciliation of room bookings to ensure an accurate and smooth welcome to all our guests.

We enjoyed our " taster menu " experience very much, Actons Hotel were extremely generous and hospitable to us and our family on both occasions, these " taster " meals were a great opportunity to sample the very high quality and variety of food on offer as well as a fine selection of international wines.

In the lead up to our wedding, Ian and his team were always at hand to help us fine tune last minute arrangements even up to the day before as we had a very specific idea about our table plan and also some technical challenges due to video messages from abroad and music for our Irish and tango dancers !! Ian was a huge help and support with all of these items and went above and beyond to make sure that everything worked.

On the big day, every one of our guests commented on the excellent hospitality and customer service received from every member of the staff in Actons hotel, we had about 80 guests staying in the hotel, everyone commented around the fantastic staff and " nothing ever being a problem "

The wedding reception exceeded our expectations, the quality of the product and the service was excellent, minor seating issues were dealt with swiftly and discreetly, the reception room looked fantastic, and little touches like flags flying at full mast to represent the difference cultures, were noticed and appreciated by everyone.

As our wedding weekend was a two day event, Actons Hotel also did an amazing job with a bar b q on Easter Sunday, we had more guests than expected, yet the staff rallied around and made it work.

Nearly 4 months later we, our families, and our guests are still talking about what a wonderful experience we had for our special weekend.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the hotel manager Tomas Wixon, events manager Ian Eaton and all the staff in Actons Hotel for ensuring such a wonderful and memorable experience. We would highly recommend this venue for any occasion and we look forward to returning next year for our first anniversary.

Kindest regards,


Review submitted on Thu, 27th of July, 2017
Inmaculately organised wedding weekend

Ian Eaton, events manager and general manager Tomas Wrixon together with the most friendly and professional staff from reception to waiting personnel, made our weekend long wedding celebrations at Easter time, the best time of our lives. Our guests enjoyed

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beautifully prepared food and attention to every detail was taken care of, including the entertainment provided by Irish and Argentine dancers and an Irish band playing during the barbecue the following day. Everything was just perfect and we can't recommend and thank Actons hotel management and staff enough. We were "spoilt" with nice things at every moment of our stay...

Review submitted on Tue, 25th of July, 2017
Mrs A Hannon
My husband and i held our reception in actons hotel last month. We were absolutly blown away with our day. The service was outstanding. We felt as though we had free run of the hotel for the weekend,nothing was too much of an ask for the staff. Our co-ordinator sarah was fantastic and prompt with

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any questions. The food was outstanding and our guests are still mentioning this. We were so delighted we chose actons-we have very special memories

Review submitted on Fri, 4th of November, 2016
Actons offered excellent customer service, was incredibly responsive and made planning an Irish wedding from abroad very easy. We also thought that the value provided by Actons was exceptional. I would recommend any couple looking for a beautiful venue with professional wedding coordination staff in

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a great location make sure to look at Actons.

Review submitted on Mon, 3rd of October, 2016
All the staff in Actons couldn't have been more helpful. They were amazing to deal with and the day turned out better than I had ever hoped for.
Niamh & Brendan
Actons is an amazing hotel with friendly,professional and helpful staff. Our guests all commented on how helpful every staff member was. The wedding coordinator Sarah and manager Thomas could not do enough to help us from the moment we met them 18 months before our wedding until we left the hotel 2

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days after. They are extremely flexible with their packages. Sarah was always so cheerful and helpful, we always felt she went above and beyond her job for us and was genuinely happy for us rather than us being just another bride and groom. Actons is a high quality hotel at reasonable prices. We cannot recommend Actons highly enough.

Review submitted on Mon, 12th of September, 2016
Florence & Danny
We had a fantastic wedding day in Actons...everything was perfect on the day and we found Sarah to be super helpful, friendly and uncomplicated in all our interactions. The food was fantastic! We had lots of children at the wedding and they also loved the food and place. We loved the location, the

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friendliness and professionalism of the Hotel and staff. Our friends many of whom live outside Ireland thought the hotel was amazing and found the rooms facing the water just great. Our bridal suite was beautiful, would love to have had more time there:-) I cannot say anything else except how wonderful it was to have married in Actons and i wouldnt change a thing.

Review submitted on Mon, 22nd of August, 2016
We had our wedding venue in actons of kinsale I would highly recommend as the food the service were out of this world We had a lot of children at our wedding and the green in the front was perfect for them and very safe but obviously still needs supervision There was also a play ground right next

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door if they needed a break from been indoors Also a pool for the next day Tomas and Sarah were very professional and knew exactly what they were doing when I forgot things I would highly recommend as we had a fantastic day from start to finish Bridal sweet and rooms perfect Thank you so much to actons hotel and staff for making our day so special

Review submitted on Mon, 22nd of August, 2016
Ed McCarthy
I am living abroad and organized the wedding on the phone with Sarah, the wedding coordinator. It was especially easy, Sarah is extremely accommodating and flexible with our requests. The day itself went flawlessly, everything was really well prepared and the food was magnificent. No complaints what

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so ever, highly recommended and my foreign guests loved Kinsale.

Review submitted on Mon, 22nd of August, 2016
Donna & Mark
Our wedding celebration in Actons last September was simply amazing.

Kinsale has always been a special place for us and we couldn't have asked for more on our wedding day.
Tomas and the staff are consummate professionals and every last detail of our big day was made a reality by their teamwork,

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dedication and patience.

Many of our guests travelled long distances to come to our wedding and several travelled with young children. Sarah and the accomodation team handled all of the bookings and the many special requests for babysitters and last minute additions with great professionalism.

We didn't need to know the details because Actons took care of everything, which meant we could focus on our day. The wedding banquet was stellar. Our guests, several of whom work in the hotel industry, all commented on the high quality of the food and even though our wedding photographs took a little longer than expected, Actons accommodated the delay in such a seamless way that we had no idea we were even behind time.

Furthermore, the hotel was beautiful on the day and the staff helped us with the reception table arrangements rendering the reception room everything we had hoped for. When we realised that we had forgotten to collect the top table flower arrangements from the church, Thomas yet again came to the rescue and made sure they were brought to the hotel in time for the reception. From the initial red carpet entrance, to the drinks reception, to the main reception, everything was flawless. We would highly recommend Actons as a wedding venue and would gladly do it all over again with Thomas and the team.

Mark & Donna

Review submitted on Wed, 22nd of June, 2016
Jen & Simon
Tomas and Sarah were fantastic to deal with, super organised and always responded quickly to our emails. The hotel itself is beautiful, the food was delicious and everyone we dealt with at Actons were friendly and helpful. They had everything set up for us on the day as we had wanted and it looked

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even better than we expected. Nothing was too much hassle for them and our guests were all very complimentary about every aspect of Actons from the staff, food and the rooms. Our day was perfect and that had a lot to do with the staff at Actons. I can't say enough how amazing the hotel was, and how fantastic all the staff were and I would recommend Actons Hotel to anyone.

Review submitted on Mon, 29th of February, 2016
Actons offered excellent customer service, was incredibly responsive and made planning an Irish wedding from abroad very easy. We also thought that the value provided by Actons was exceptional. I would recommend any couple looking for a beautiful venue with professional wedding coordination staff in

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a great location make sure to look at Actons.

Review submitted on Tue, 26th of January, 2016
D & O
We had no faults with Actons whatsoever. They were so professional friendly and accomodating in everything leading up to the wedding and the day itself was just brilliant! Thanks to all the Actons team especially Mary the wedding coordinator who was outstanding in helping us plan our day.
Sarah & Barry Lawlor
Absolutely outstanding service from all levels of staff at Actons. The quality of the food was second to none. The decor and set up of the hotel and reception room on the day was fabulous. Beautiful setting in kinsale. We would highly recommend Actons for any marriage celebration.
Aisling and Emmet
We got married in Actons Hotel, Kinsale last year on the 27th of June and we could not say enough about the hotel and its staff. It really was the most amazing day of our lives and we are truly grateful to Mary O'Donovan and her team for the wonderful memories we have of the whole weekend for the

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rest of our lives. We are both from Cork and so wanted somewhere special to invite our friends and family from home and abroad to celebrate our wedding day somewhere close to home. Initially, when researching different hotels we went to many hotels and met with managers and wedding planners to discuss what they had to offer in relation to price, resources but also atmosphere and willingness to listen to how we envisaged our day. When we met with Mary and looked around Actons, which had recently reopened after a big refurbishment, we instantly knew this was the place we felt excited about bringing all of our guests to enjoy our wedding day. Mary was very accommodating with any questions we had and we felt Actons were willing to go above and beyond for us and our guests. On the day, everything ran smoothly, we were really relaxed in the knowledge that the hotel and its staff had everything under control and we were just able to take it all in with no stress. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was, the room was bright and airy which was great considering it was a hot day and the guests rooms were lovely. The breakfast the following morning was delicious again and there was a great buzz around the hotel, it being summer and also the location of the hotel in the middle of Kinsale. We stayed again the following night in Actons as we had a BBQ for our guests in Hamlets and then finger food and music in the Bulman. It was lovely for our guests from Canada, Hongkong, Australia, and other parts of Ireland to spend a beautiful sunny weekend in June in Kinsale but it was also great for those from Cork. We would really recommend it as a wedding venue. Thanks to all involved.

Review submitted on Sun, 14th of June, 2015
Jenny & Donnacha
We had a fabulous wedding reception at Actons in Kinsale, Cork. Mary and her team looked after us so well and nothing was a problem. The food was absolutely fantastic and even still months later people are still telling us how much they enjoyed the wedding meal. Actons Hotel in Kinsale is the

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perfect choice for a wedding, between the hotel itself, the location and the staff we highly recommend it!

Review submitted on Sat, 13th of June, 2015
Sarah & John Horgan
From the first day we viewed it everything about Actons Hotel felt special and we knew we wouldn't find anywhere else that we would be as happy with for our wedding day.
All the staff, especially Mary & Tomas, went over and above in how well they looked after us from the first day we were

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Every request we had was accommodated and even things we hadn't thought of were looked after with no fuss and upmost discretion.
The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful with amazing views over the harbour, all the bedrooms and the function room are stunning.
We were so relaxed on the day itself as we had got to know the staff over the run up to the wedding and we knew that there was nothing to worry about and everything would be looked after without any interference from us.
We could not fault anything about Actons Hotel on our wedding day as the service, food, atmosphere and all the little subtle touches were absolutely outstanding. We and all our guests had an amazing day.

We are looking forward to having more celebrations in the future at Actons Hotel Kinsale!

Review submitted on Wed, 10th of June, 2015
From the initial choosing of the all important wedding reception venue right through to the celebration of our one year anniversary our experience with Actons Hotel was nothing short of outstanding.
All staff and most especially their wedding coordinator Mary O Donovan were extremely kind,

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cooperative and above all helpful. From the smallest to the biggest of queries in relation to organisation ahead of our big day Mary was happy to help. On the day itself many of our guests later commented to us on how helpful and professional the staff of the hotel were.
Aside from the staff, the hotel itself is in a beautiful location and the building has recently been tastefully redecorated and modernised.
Many additional extras were included as part of our booking eg. complimentary menu tasting and overnight stay ahead of our reception, 3 month use of the leisure centre, additional overnight stay on the day after our wedding, overnight stay for one year anniversary to name a few.
I believe the hotel to be a stalwart of Kinsale town which in itself is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Ireland. All in all, I consider Actons Hotel to be a great choice for a wedding venue.

Review submitted on Thu, 23rd of April, 2015
Mark + Liz
When choosing our wedding venue there were so many options available it made it very difficult to decide. We eventually settled on Actons and it was very soon obvious we had made the correct choice. From the off, Mary the wedding coordinator was brilliant and made it so easy for us. She took all the

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stress and worry out, and left us to enjoy the day care free (We'll obviously not completely care free, it's still a nerve racking day!). Not living in Ireland at the time we made most arrangements via email and the telephone and Mary was brilliant, very prompt and helpful, she couldn't do enough for us. We had a lot of guest staying at the hotel in more than 20 rooms, including quite a few who stayed for 3 or more nights. They absolutely loved it, all the staff were so friendly and could not have been more helpful, some of our friends have been back to the hotel since, and we intend to go back ourselves shortly. The function room looked really classy for the reception and the waiting staff did a great job, it all went very smoothly, the food was served promptly. They organised the band and Ceili setup and changeover perfectly. The food itself was superb, as were the canapés, which says a lot as the overall quality of food in Kinsale is awesome. We laid on a BBQ for the wedding quests for the day after the wedding in the hotel garden. The BBQ blew everyone away, even now our guest say "Remember how awesome the BBQ was!"

The hotel itself is in a great location in the heart of Kinsale, the pool and facilities are great. We are so thankful to Mary, Tomas and all the staff at Acton's for helping give us a perfect wedding. Kinsale itself is also a superb place to get married, everyone had a really great weekend. I highly recommend Actons.

Review submitted on Thu, 23rd of April, 2015
Rebecca Moran
I could not recommend Actons hotel enough as a wedding venue. From the moment we contacted the hotel to book our wedding, any staff member we met or spoke to went above and beyond. In particular, the wedding coordinator, Mary, was outstanding, she was always available to answer any questions or

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queries we had (even when out of office). Mary was extremely professional and offered great advise in the run up to our big day.
On the day, everything was perfect, food was outstanding and service was exceptionally good! They made our day so special, we knew we were in good hands so we could really sit back and relax and enjoy our day.
The location of the hotel is fantastic with a sea view and the accommodation was beautiful.
Our guests echoed our praise for the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed their stay at the hotel.
I could not say enough about Actons hotel and their fantastic staff!

Review submitted on Wed, 22nd of April, 2015
Sinead Murphy
We would like to thank Mary, Tomas and all the Staff at Actons Hotel for ensuring we had a wonderful wedding day. From the moment we contacted Actons we were given all the help and advice needed to organise the day no request was refused and it was a stress-free time for us. We were married over

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Christmas and the hotel looked beautiful and very festive. We had very positive responses from all the guests on how staff looked after all their needs and everyone is still raving about the food and the wonderful atmosphere. We would recommend Actons to everyone, the location is beautiful, it is newly renovated and staff are excellent. We had an fabulous day and would love to do it all over again. Thanks for everything.

Review submitted on Wed, 26th of November, 2014
Nikki and Garrett
We had the good fortune to have our wedding reception at Acton’s Hotel Kinsale on New Years Eve and we were both absolutely delighted with how everything went on the day. We could not recommend Acton's highly enough, great location, wonderful staff, the quality of food was second to none. Our

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guests were extremely impressed with food and the level of service. Any requests we made were never too much trouble before, during and after the wedding.

Many thanks to all the staff, we couldn't have asked for more

Review submitted on Thu, 20th of November, 2014
Deborah and Marc
The refurbishment of the historic hotel has been outstanding with the rooms and grounds renovated to an outstandingly high standard. The quality of the service, food, and layout of the venue is second to none. The walled garden was the most beautiful and comfortable area to have not just the arrival

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wedding reception but also breakfast,lunches and dinners the days before and after the wedding. Last but not least the access to the village and views of the harbour are out standing
The hotel is decorated to the highest standard so it was a joy to stay there but by far the best asset of the venue was Mary and all the staff. They treated us and all my guests like royalty and they brought us off to relax at different parts during the day to catch our breaths and have some champaign and food. It was the most amazing day of our life's. I loved every minuet of the lead up and it was made so easy by Mary O'Donovan in Acton's. She helped me with everything from the menus (the food was amazing) booking and organising of the layout, the look of the rooms and the booking of the wedding parties into the hotel during the days before and after. Everyone of my guests. had the most amazing time and have nothing but amazing feedback of all the staff and rooms at the hotel.

Review submitted on Thu, 20th of November, 2014
Lydia Mulcahy
Actons is a beautiful hotel, we were looking for somewhere really special to wow our wedding guests to begin with. What we didn't think about was how all the little detail, personal requests from individual guests and all the little touches for the wedding.... we didn't think about how important it

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was to have a team of calm reliable, efficient people who would ensure that nothing was an issue. My main worry as a bride was that I would miss something that was important but Mary, the hotel Conference & Banqueting Manager guided me through everything. (I had a list of 43 questions at our first meeting) Everything was taken care of without any stress. (Particularly important when planning a wedding) Attention to detail was impeccable. We met with the chef prior to the wedding to discuss and taste menus and received fantastic feedback from our guests about how the waiters and waitresses and bar staff were amazing with the kids and really friendly and attentive in general. Overall, to add to a perfect setting in a beautiful hotel the made the wedding the special day that it was. We have sadly lost a parent since and it's just so great to look back at the pictures of the very happy time in the beautiful setting. Professionalism, courtesy and friendliness is top of the agenda here. Most of the wedding guests stayed for a long weekend and did not want to leave. Highly recommended

Review submitted on Thu, 20th of November, 2014
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