West cork wedding, a photographer’s guide of the best venues in West Cork on The Wild Atlantic Way.

Are you feeling like there are too many brilliant West Cork wedding venues? Unless you’re following in family tradition by hosting your wedding reception at the same venue as generations of your family, there is a variety of excellent award-winning hotels in West Cork and many of them on right on the Wild Atlantic Way where you can hold your wedding. It can be hard to settle on a decision.

I’ve shot at all of these venues during my career as a wedding photographer (except Drishane, which is on my wish list!). I’ve had the inside peek into the romance and services these wedding venues offer to brides and grooms, so let’s break this down for you.

But first…

Why get married in West Cork?

Without doubt, West Cork is a fantastic region to have your wedding. It offers a relaxed, rural idyll and is something of a food mecca, so you’ll find plenty of artisanal locally-sourced foods available. Then, there’s the rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastline, incredible beaches and cliffs which offer spectacular sunset “golden hour” wedding photographs of you and your loved one silhouetted against the sky.