West Cork Hotel

  • Where is it? Skibbereen
  • What is it? 50 guest room riverside hotel on the outskirts of Skibbereen.
  • Licenced for civil ceremonies? Yes, Daly’s Store house is a welcome addition.
  • Capacity: 50-300
  • Perfect for: Large weddings, plenty of space and rooms, they are constantly revamping the bedrooms.
  • Makes me think of: Generations of family gatherings, heartbeat of Skibbereen, delicious afternoon teas & local artisan produce.

Located in the heart of the market town of Skibbereen, West Cork Hotel is a constant in most wedding photographers’ calendars. For many of its couples and clients, the hotel represents family tradition; for others, it is timelessly elegant and like getting a big hug from your favourite aunt. For just about every wedding I’ve shot at West Cork Hotel, the couple has had parents or relations who had their weddings there, too.

A firm favourite for all West Corkonians looking for lunches, to watch matches, or even to attend town meetings. With 50 rooms, your wedding party won’t have far to travel at the end of your big day, which for some may be a relief!

Speaking of your big day, West Cork Hotel has a newly-created wedding ceremony space, the unique and alternative Daly’s Store House, which is super funky and modern. This is a large-size, versatile space that’s the perfect canvas for an alternative civil ceremony. There’s also the option of the gorgeous ballroom that can hold anywhere from 50 people to 300, though there are smaller rooms that are suitable for intimate wedding receptions, too.