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The Quay, Bantry, Co.Cork, Ireland, P75 XW35
Tel: +353 27 54700
Reservations: LoCall 1890 300 107

Our Favourite Comments from Past Bride & Grooms

"A top class hotel but more importantly top class lovely staff"

"The quality of food was exceptional"

"We are delighted that we chose this hotel for our wedding reception"

"Helen, what an asset to the Maritime Hotel"

"Everything was perfect from start to finish!"

Henry & benjamin

Ben and I would once again like to thank you and the entire team at The Maritime for all the hard work that made our day truly special.  Your attention to detail and the help and support that you gave us over the year of planning and the weekend of the event was truly amazing. If we were to do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing and would choose The Maritime as the venue without hesitation. Thank you and your team so much.

Henry & Benjamin Hobson

Treacy & Ray

Well what can we say about the Maritime Hotel one word that comes to mind is amazing from the venue to the food to the management and staff we were made so welcome from the day we got engaged in the hotel. We had a few special requests for our day and they went over and above to do them for us.

Treacy & Ray

Tracy & John O’ Callaghan

What an amazing day, what an amazing venue, we couldn’t have asked for better and we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Our entire experience from the moment we viewed the hotel, to booking it and finally to our wedding day and weekend was superb.We could not recommend the Maritime Hotel & Staff highly enough.  The staff were all so friendly and helpful from the staff at reception, our wedding coordinator Helen and all the management  and especially to all the staff who looked after us so well on the day of our wedding.
The Hotel set-up is perfect and lead to a very calm, relaxed and enjoyable day. So many of our guests commented on how relaxed the day was as they didn’t have to move far between the ceremony, drinks reception and then wedding reception. The amazing views over Bantry Bay just make this hotel the perfect location. The food all weekend in the hotel was great but in particular our wedding day menu and food was just fantastic. Everyone commented on how good the food was. Definitely 5 star rating from us. Thank you all so much for making our wedding day so special.

Tracy & John O’ Callaghan

Mr & Mrs Higgins 

We thank Helen and her team at the Maritime for giving us such a great memorable wedding day. Organising the day through email from Australia was daunting but Helen made it so easy for us. Communication was second to none and made the entire process much easier from our end. The packages available are great value, with a massive selection of food available. The day went so smoothly, We got married in the stunning Gougane Barra Oratory, 20 mins away from the hotel followed by photos in the beautiful Bantry house and gardens directly behind the hotel (which was part of the package). Bantry and Gougane Barra are stunning and we feel very special to have got married in such a beautiful locationAll the guests complimented the food and the hotel. Most of them stayed in Bantry for the weekend to make the most of it. There was lots of kids to be entertained and the set up was ideal, there was a separate room (next to the main room) where I hired in giant games and there was a TV with dvd’s and a couch which kept them entertained for hours, There is also a library across the way from the games room, ideal to chill from the craziness.

We made some very special memories with The Maritime and cant wait to plan our next visit

Thank you

Mr & Mrs Higgins :)

Gillian and Johno Keohane

From the moment myself and Johno entered the windward suite of The Maritime hotel on the day of the wedding fair we instantly fell in love with it. The beautiful window overlooking Bantry bay was an instant factor in our decision making. We had stayed in the maritime previously on a valentines break and had always been impressed by its friendly atmosphere, beautiful rooms and mouthwatering food.
On the wedding open day we first encountered Helen and I knew from her warm and friendly personality that she would be a pleasure to deal with in planning our wedding reception at the hotel. This was confirmed in the months that followed by the numerous emails I sent her asking multiple questions. She was always speedy to reply, answering my questions and being of great help and insight into my planning. Nothing was ever too much of an ask and I remember feeling like Helen made our wedding feel very special and like it had her full commitment and attention which surprised me considering she was helping many other couples do the same for their wedding day.
On the night of our menu tasting we first met Fionnbar he was very professional and once again made us feel very relaxed about the ability of the hotel to cater for our special day. The menu was very difficult to decide on as every dish tasted amazing so narrowing down the options proved a mammoth task.
The day of the wedding the hotel was everything we had hoped for and more. The rooms beautifully kept decorated and all the staff so welcoming and friendly to all of our guests.
The food did not disappoint and was served by friendly attentive waiting staff who ensured all our guests never had an empty glass or plate.
Fionnbar was brilliant on the day of the wedding ensuring we knew exactly how the evening was going to play out and calming the nerves of the best man by telling him his duties as the all important speeches kicked off.
When we retired to our room that night to find the beautiful wedding memory box to commemorate our day in the maritime it was very touching to see the little mementos from our wedding put together for us. A lovely gesture which took us both by surprise.
We never stopped smiling the entire day it was our dream wedding and we will remember the maritime hotel fondly forever for helping us to create that dream wedding.
We can’t wait to return for our first anniversary next year to relive those beautiful memories that we shared in the Maritime. Thank you all for making our wedding so special.

Top 5 Reasons Previous Couples Chose The Maritime Hotel

1. Location/Style – We are perfect for a Destination Wedding in the heart of West Cork with beautiful views over Bantry Bay. We are also located near the picturesque Gougane Barra Church. Our newly redecorated Banqueting Suite, The Windward Suite, offers couples a muted colour scheme which can be adapted to reflect their particular Wedding colour or theme.

2. Service/Staff– Our Team of Wedding Experts will ensure your Wedding Experience is memorable from your very first enquiry right through to your Wedding Day and after. The service on the day will be seamless as your day flows from church to meal to dancing the night away. Our staff’s motto is “nothing is impossible”, if we can help we will.

3. Value for Money – We offer a range of packages to suit every budget which include many complimentary items so you get great value for money. We are also happy to offer Tailor Made Packages to make your vision a reality.

4. Food – Using the freshest of ingredients, our team of Chefs produce the finest Wedding Menus that will have all your guests talking about the quality available in West Cork.

5. Reputation– We are thrilled to have been awarded Best Luxury Venue in the RSVP 2016 Wedding Awards. We are also delighted to have been a finalist in both the Mrs2Be 2016 & 2017 Wedding Awards and the Irish Wedding Awards 2018 as voted by past brides and a judging panel.