A River Runs Through It

Cork, City of culture and urban chic. Capital of fine local food.  Home to an iconic church with a fish on it’s steeple, and St Finbarr’s Cathedral, dedicated to the Saint said to have founded his school of learning here on the banks of the River Lee. Not to mention the world famous ‘Pana’ – Patrick’s Street,  to those not in the local know! – which boasts big name shops and designer boutiques.  And the quirky little streets off it capture the cosmopolitan, pavement café buzz. Vibrant. Ever moving. But always with a homely feel and a sense of humour peculiar to the residents of this historical city. University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1849, one of the trilogy of Queen’s Colleges at Cork, Galway and Belfast, on the site where Saint Finbarr had his monastery. The area today is lively with a mix of home and international students who attend this revered college in their droves. Tucked away up a small residential street, very close to college grounds,  lies a five star hotel that offers luxury in abundance. Hayfield Manor Hotel has attracted celebrity ‘A’  listers and high flyers for years. Yet it retains the personal touch,  thanks to the Scally family who make sure guests feel right at home from the off. Strolling distance from city centre, but in a secluded and picturesque spot,  far from the madding crowds.  Hayfield is the destination for a wedding to remember forever. From the moment that bridal car sweeps around the green lawns and up to the front door – fairytales happen. Hayfield’s own Wedding Coordinator and a dedicated team of staff will see to that. Bespoke planning,  private, beautifully decorated dining rooms, and public areas like the Library, Drawing Room and Manor Bar provide places for the happy couple to celebrate with the guests. Gourmet Wedding Menus feature Cork’s famous local produce, and an international wine cellar provides the appropriate matches. A luxurious suite for the bride and groom,  with a courtesy bottle of champagne in the chiller, plus attractive packages for wedding guests. So you can carry on partying  together in a stunning environment that seeps luxury and comfort from every pore. A happy marriage begins right here in Cork – at a hotel with a team of experienced staff who know how to create a day to cherish – specially for you. See Hayfield Manor’s wedding events link on the website for more details.