Kinsale is fast becoming one of the most popular place for weddings in Ireland. Tapping into that popularity, the 5 main venues in Kinsale are working collectively to launch ‘Kinsale – The Wedding Capital of Ireland’ initiative on Sunday 17th July 2016. To celebrate, the new website www.kinsaleweddings.ie has gone live today with lots of information to suit all tastes, dates and budgets.
The 5 main venues include the exclusive use private estate – Ballinacurra House – to stunning hotels such as the MacDonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa, The Blue Haven, The Trident and Actons. See details under www.kinsaleweddings.ie
These venues have come together, with the backing of the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism, to position the town as the must go place for a wedding with a difference.
Weddings are big business and the industry is estimated to be worth over 1 billion a year to the Irish economy. Kinsale has long been one of the most famous and fashionable towns in Ireland, renowned for its stunning harbour, famous forts and architectural gems, nestled between hills and shoreline, a maze of narrow streets reflecting its historic backstory.
As well as this stunning photogenic backdrop there are 65 bars and numerous gourmet restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops galore, so there is plenty for the entire wedding party to enjoy over a few days.
Also, Kinsale’s micro climate that plays host to world class facilities and amenities including the spectacular Old Head Golf Course with beautiful walks, sailing, fishing and lots more.
Kinsale is proud of its fabulous venues from boutique hotels to private exclusive use estates and every possible supplier from milliners, wedding dress shops, cake makers, wedding stationery designers, candle makers, vintage jewellery stores, award winning photographers etc etc – everything for the prospective couples to make their nuptials unique, fun and stress free.
“Kinsale as we know is one of the most special places in Ireland and the place to make your wedding vows , because it is steeped in history, fun and food,” said Tomas O’Brien, Chairman of Kinsale Chamber of Tourism and Business.
“The positioning of the town as the Wedding Capital and all that it has to offer, is a great initiative along with the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, a busy year round time table of events, a booming restaurant business and the fact that our heritage town has something unique to offer everyone.”
With this unique marketing platform the world famous West Cork town – rated one of Ireland’s top destinations – is expected to drive further growth in this fast growing sector of Irish business.
And as well as the amazing location and traditional hospitality – it could not be more accessible with the state of the art Cork Airport 25 minutes away, well serviced by bus and train routes and coach companies for tailored itineraries.
You could even kick off the ultimate honeymoon road trip as it’s the designated starting point for the Wild Atlantic Way!
“A cool bohemian destination for a wedding that is anything but generic!” – Kinsale – The Wedding Capital of Ireland
Location – where else can offer this quality and diversity and added attractions in Ireland for weddings ?
- Location – Ireland’s top tourist town known as the Gourmet Capital
- Close to an international airport
- Fab accommodation with beautiful guest houses, B&B’s
- 65 bars and restaurants – many world class and with the cool factor
- Every possible supplier from hat makers, florists, wedding dresses, cake makers etc etc
- 4 wedding hotels and an exclusive us private venue of Ballinacurra House
- World class amenities to keep your guests entertained – Old Head Golf Course, fishing, sailing, tours etc etc
- Start of the Wild Atlantic Way
- And more and more couples are looking for something different – both Irish and Internationally
Kinsale is well placed to take advantage of the growing National and International Wedding market. The anticipated growth in the international market and with the country a much favoured destination in the Gay Wedding scene – weddings in Ireland and Kinsale in particular are expected to take a significant spike in the coming years, as the region is growing fast as an international hub.