Wedding Testimonials

Kind word from happy couples

A wedding is all about you and not about us. However, we’re always humbled when we receive positive feedback from couples and their guests who have chosen Actons Hotel Kinsale as the place to celebrate such an important day. Every member of our dedicated Wedding Team are extremely passionate about and dedicated to serving you and anticipating your every need.

Your feedback helps us raise our standards even higher, so that we continue to create something really special for each couple, during every wedding. If you feel we could improve on something or just want to tell us about your own experience here with us, please let us hear your thoughts by emailing them to today.




We recently had our Covid wedding in Actons; what a beautiful hotel.  I cannot even begin to describe how fantastic Ian and all his team are at there job. Ian, in particular did everything to make our day, relaxed, special & “normal”. He really went above and beyond for us, with organising, postponing, re organising, changing dates, times etc. From the get go there was no stress from Ian and all the team in Actons. Our ceremony was decorated  beautifully and our reception was perfect even with  having to cut numbers. The food was divine, everybody loved it.  Due to the dedicated welcoming staff of Actons Hotel all of our guests felt safe with sufficient guidelines being adhered to. We cannot thank Ian & the team enough for making our day so unique. We will  be forever grateful. I would recommend Actons hotel to everyone. Thank you again for making our day so personal to us and for making it as incredible as it could be.

Carol & Patrick Mc Carthy - August 2020



Thank you to Ian, Ger and all the staff in Actons Hotel for everything you did to make our wedding so special. No request was too big an ask, even alpacas! Through all the organising, and re-organising during these Covid times, Ian was so helpful every step of the way. I can’t tell you how many guests said what a beautiful setting Actons Hotel is. Your supreme organisational skills took the stress out of everything! I wish we could do it all over again. All our best wishes.

Gemma & Barry - September 2020


We would both like to take a moment to personally thank you Ian for all of the support and help you gave us on the build up to the big day and on the day itself. From the moment we first looked at Actons as a potential venue we fell in love with it, and then meeting you sealed the deal. You put us at immediate ease, guiding us through every part of day and taking all of our ideas and running with them. We certainly could not have wished or wanted for more. To all of the rest of the team and management in Actons we would also like to say thank you for everything. Any time we called down to the hotel you were all so attentive, even without us mentioning we had booked the venue. The food on the day was amazing. Even now people are still telling us they haven't had a meal at a wedding that good before. In the days after the wedding while we and some of our guests were still in the hotel and around Kinsale, Ger and the other staff on duty that weekend remained incredibly attentive and helpful. We had such an incredible day from start to finish, and we would once more like to say thank you to each and every one of you for the amazing time we spent with you. We would not have had the same experience anywhere else. And we have both said, if we were to plan it all over again (not that we would ever do that :) ) we would pick Actons every time.

Audrey & Darragh - November 2019


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 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.

Aisling & Brendan, 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 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!

Ciara & Jack, August 2019


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 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 feed 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!

Elaine & Eric, August 2019


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 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!

Kate & Ben, July 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 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.

Juilieann & Kevin, February 2019


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 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.

Aine & John, August 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 really impressed with the hotel and the food in particular. We're so happy that we chose Actons.

Marie & Jean- Baptiste, 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. 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.

Aine & Stephen, July 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 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.

Laura & Gary, June 2018

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