The Metropole Hotel in Cork City has issued a call to couples who had their wedding reception at the venue over the last 50 years to join their new Wedding Club.

The first ever Wedding Club at the hotel will be launched later this year and will see various events and initiatives to celebrate the joy of weddings.

Once the Metropole team have met with their couples, they will be creating a Wedding Wall at the hotel which would display wedding pictures over the years. Also, couples who married at the Metropole will be entitled to join the Wedding Club and will receive a platinum card which will afford them exclusive discounts and offers within the Metropole Hotel for life.

General Manager at the Metropole Hotel, Roger Russell said: “We want to hear from couples who has their reception at the Metropole Hotel over the years and we want to know what the Met means to them. Weddings have changed over the years, going from Wedding Breakfasts for an hour to big affairs with 200 people over the whole day.

“Over the last 50 years we have had more than 3,000 weddings at the hotel and we want to know your stories so please get in touch. Our team are waiting to hear from you and you will be treated to a complimentary overnight stay with breakfast for sharing your story”


The hotel will host an event in October for all of the couples to celebrate past weddings at the hotel. On that night one lucky couple will also win a prize to renew their vows at the Metropole Hotel. 

One couple who has their reception at the Metropole Hotel 30 years ago is Martin and Elaine Duggan.

They married at the Metropole on 19th August 1988 and Martin, who has a cobbler shop on Shandon Street in the city, said he loved the hotel because of the tradition associated with it. 

Martin said: “I love the old streets of Cork and I am a big fan of tradition. I love the Victorian Quarter and when the Metropole said we would be getting married in the Shandon Room that did it for me.”

They had 100 people at their wedding and they loved it. The couple met at Bogarts in Cork City and fell in love over a curry! 

To chat about your wedding at the Metropole please contact Jane Kelleher on (021) 4643771 or