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The Rectory

Wedding venue

Private Venue

West Cork
Co Cork

Capacity Seated: 120 in Main house (April-Oct) Otherwise 100, up to 150 with Marquee

Contact The Rectory
Tel: +353 28 33072

Please mention when enquiring.

The Rectory

In a prime location overlooking Glandore harbour in West Cork, this handsome 19th century residence makes a wonderful wedding venues. There is a choice of churches locally, including a delightful Church of Ireland next door, and wedding blessings may be held on the front lawn, which is also the perfect place for a drinks reception and photographs on a fine day; if the weather is disappointing, the church may be used for family photographs and group shots.

Spacious reception rooms along the front of the house have converted stylishly to make a fine restaurant, linking with the bar and reception area. Flower arrangements throughout the restaurant are supplied, but you are expected to supply table centrepieces to match your colour scheme; a list of florists is supplied along with an exceptionally comprehensive range of local services, including a choice of cake makers, as The Rectory chefs do not provide a wedding cake service - and also houses to let, clergy, horse drawn carriages, vintage cars, mini-bus hire, bands, beauticians, hairdressers, hat suppliers, handmade stationery, photographers, video services, travel agents and much more.

A lot of thought has been put into guests’ needs at this lovely place and, while they may not be able to supply every service themselves, they are certain to be able to direct you to someone who will.

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The huge bay windows of the Rectory afford excellent views over the lawn and Glandore coastline giving the impression you are eating in the garden but within the comforts of the vibrant red, blue and green dining rooms. Even on a dull day the venue doesn’t feel gloomy as there is nothing to block or obstruct the views of the harbour. The Rectory staff believes your party should be a feast and work extremely hard at maintaining high standards of service without losing touch of the friendly West Cork charm. It is a party at the end of the day.

With up to 120 seated guests in the main house from April to October and otherwise up to 100 the various possibilities are plentiful for you and your guests. With a strong emphasis on quality food, menus are tailored to the individual needs of the host as well as their budgets.

Although recommended for informal parties such as birthday, anniversary or club events a buffet/BBQ option can be catered to from 45 to 150 guests to include the use of the marquee, all with views over the immaculate garden and Glandore harbour.

Food is a very important part of any party and the Rectory is certainly excellent value for money in this instance. Depending on the party type, menus can begin at €35 per guest for the buffet evening packages and from €49 per guest for full day 5 course sit-down wedding party option.

Given that 2009 was a busier year than previous and with 2010 set to be the same it further proves the fact that this venue is the ultimate in value for money especially in the current economic climate. Far more are cost conscious and carry out more research nowadays and see the potential savings of thousands on a venue like the Rectory.

By taking on board the overall savings of the venue and choosing an area as beautiful as Glandore you are also showing your guests you are considering their needs as well. With local accommodation rates being extremely competitive from a little as little as €20 p.p.s based on min 5 guests for 3 nights in luxury 4* Self-catering Marine Hotel Pier Lodges which is within walking distance of Rectory so no need for taxis.

Considering you’d be paying that and possible more for just one night in a country house you’ll find your guests will appreciate the extra attention to their needs too.

An exceptionally comprehensive range of local services, including a choice of cake makers, florists, local accommodation & houses to let, clergy, horse drawn carriages, vintage cars, mini-bus hire, bands, beauticians, hairdressers, hat suppliers, handmade stationery, photographers, video services, travel agents and much more.

The choice of venue you select can really set the tone of the day and who you are. By choosing the Rectory guests will automatically recognise you are choosing quality and style for your special day in a romantic seaside location which is offset with the quirky and personal experience of the local West Cork staff helping to make your day as unique & intimate as it deserves to be.

Additional Information:

NO venue hire for Full day Wedding Party Packages (Save €2-5,000)
NO Service charge (Save €1-2,000)
NO accommodation ties (€€€€)
These alone can equate to savings of over €4-6,000

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 120 in Main house (April-Oct) Otherwise 100, up to 150 with Marquee
Capacity Standing: 180 in Main House (April-Oct) Otherwise 160

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Venue

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire
Cost: €Not required for Wedding Full day Sit down Party Package

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use
Cost: €Exclusive use requires min of 75 guests. Fri/Sat min 75 guests.
Length of time you have to take it for: 1 day

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €1,000

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available
Midweek Reduction: €Reduction in Min Numbers from 75 to 45 guests (Max 55); Food reductions (terms apply)

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered
The hands on attention to detail by the Rectory’s event staff help look after all the details of your wedding from decoration of Dining Room for Civil Ceremonies overlooking Glandore Harbour & setting up blessings/humanist ceremonies on the lawn to table dressings as well as offering local information and knowledge from hair salons to beauticians to bands.

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby
Wedding blessing possible on lawn overlooking Glandore Harbour Approved for Onsite Civil Ceremony in the beautiful listed 19th Century House Optional Churches nearby include Glandore, Union Hall, Rosscarbery, Rathbarry and many more within a 20 minute radius.

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed
Variety of activities to entertain your guests over the course of your wedding. Take advantage of the beautiful outdoor areas for a private BBQ the day after your wedding or treat your guests to onsite & offsite activities.

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome
Red Carpet on arrival Bubbly on arrival for Bride & Groom Complimentary tea/coffee with biscuits for guests

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Distance (km): 8
Time Away: 10 mins

Nearest Airport

Distance (km): 70
Time Away: 1 hr

Nearest International Ferry Port

Cork - Ringaskiddy
Distance (km): 63
Time Away: 1 hr 15 mins

Nearest Station

Cork City
Distance (km): 74
Time Away: 1 hr 20 mins


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At Bandon Road Roundabout on the South link Rd, take the 1st exit onto Bandon Rd/N71. You will travel through towns such as Innishanon, Bandon & Clonakilty. Continue on the N71 from Clonakilty to Rosscarbery. As you drive towards Rosscarbery town you travel over the causeway. 500m past the causeway you will see a signpost for Glandore R597on the left. Glandore is less than 8km away. Drive into the village and to the pier at the Marine. From there you will see a small Church of Ireland which adjoins the gates of the Rectory.

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