Jerry Healy General Manager Carrigaline Court Hotel with models from Upfront Model Management at the launch of the Carrigaline Court Hotel’s Win A Wedding charity competition. Photo: Brian Lougheed

Win a wedding

Planning on tying the knot? This giveaway could be just the ticket!

One of Cork’s premium wedding venues has announced a giveaway which could see a couple win the day of their dreams while supporting a good cause for as little as €20.

The Carrigaline Court Hotel has been a long-standing supporter of Cork’s Rainbow Club, a charity which has been helping local families, children and young people living with autism by providing them with a wide range of services and support. The hotel has hosted their annual Rainbow Masquerade Ball event over the past 10 years.

Unable to host the ball this year because of Covid-19 and public health restrictions, the hotel was keen to offer their support to the charity again by hosting a fundraiser.

However, they also decided it was also time to give back to couples across Cork and beyond who were denied the opportunity to have their big day as a result of the pandemic – and so the Win a Wedding competition package was born.

Couples can purchase tickets for €20 each to be entered into a draw for a chance to win the grand prize with all proceeds from the raffle going directly to the Rainbow Club.

Carrigaline Court Hotel’s General Manager Jerry Healy said: “We have a long association with The Rainbow Club and know first-hand from our close working relationship over the years the fantastic work that they do and the enormous positive impact that they have had on families that avail of their supports and services. We wanted to come up with a way of maintaining support for the Charity while at the same time offering people a chance to make their own dreams, or dreams of their friends and family come true, by winning a fantastic wedding package delivered by the team at the Carrigaline Court Hotel.”

The prize, which is transferrable to friends and family members, has a total value of over €10,000, and includes a four-course meal for 100 guests, crafted by Head Chef Peter Hennessy and will be hosted in the hotel’s Alders Suite Ballroom. In addition to this, a prosecco drinks reception, wedding cake, bridal bouquet, starlight dancefloor a fairy light backdrop, flower wall, DJ and complimentary hotel bedrooms will also be provided as part of the prize.