Kenmare Bay Hotel

Our Go-To Venue Guide For The Kingdom Of Kerry

Home to the Ring of Kerry and a starting point along the Wild Atlantic Way, The Kingdom county is unlike anywhere else on the planet. With charm, craic, and charisma in abundance, the area is undoubtedly the epicenter of hospitality in Ireland. Welcoming visitors in their hundreds of thousands each year, your wedding party will be greeted with open arms and a friendly smile. From postcard villages and pockets of Irish speaking communities, to golden sandy beaches and miles upon miles of rugged landscape, we couldn’t think of a more breathtaking location in the world to say ‘I Do’.

Here is our go-to guide for Kerry wedding venues:

Kenmare Bay Hotel

Opened in 2007, the Kenmare Bay Hotel strives every year to improve their service, quality and experience provided to each wedding couple. Constantly updating and improving their venue based on feedback and experience from past wedding couples, the team at Kenmare Bay Hotel never remain complacent on settling for anything but perfection.

Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Kerry, on the Wild Atlantic Way and at the junction of the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, the town of Kenmare is a gem in itself and offers a destination feel for couples who long for an extended wedding celebration. The beautiful banqueting suite at Kenmare Bay Hotel is light-filled and airy, boasting miles of uninterrupted views of the Kerry Mountains. Catering for up to 350 guests, the space can also be partitioned to suit smaller, more intimate celebrations. This offers totally flexibility, meaning whether your wedding is extravagant or more low-key, the ballroom will be appointed to suit your exact needs.

With a dedicated and long-standing wedding team that are passionate and experienced in their roles, constant support will be provided throughout your wedding planning journey. Wedding packages can be tailored to suit your individual needs, no matter the budget, numbers or specific requirements, the Kenmare Bay Hotel will be on hand to create your dream day. Contact Síle for further information on +353 (0)64 6641300 or email sile@kenmarebayhotel.com.

The Heights Hotel

Family owned and managed, The Heights Hotel is one of Killarney’s leading wedding venues. Famed for a warm welcome and unparalleled standards of service, the hotel’s light-filled Mangerton Suite overlooks the majestic Flesk Valley and Mangerton Mountains, showcasing breathtaking views of the rolling countryside. You will also have exclusive use of the Heights Hotel’s recently renovated Wedding Garden on your special day, making for a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos.

The expert Wedding Team understands how important your day is, so whether you’re planning a more intimate gathering or a celebration with extended family and friends, the team will provide you with the perfect venue to accommodate your numbers and most importantly your vision. With a one-wedding-a-day policy, you will be guaranteed privacy and undivided attention throughout. The team welcomes you to visit the Heights Hotel at any time to meet with Natalie, the hotel’s dedicated Wedding Coordinator and have a show around of the hotel. Call +353 64 6631158 or email natalie@killarneyheights.ie for more details.

Dingle Skellig Hotel

Located in one of the most stunning settings in Ireland, the Dingle Skellig Hotel makes for a magical wedding destination. The Skellig Suite, with panoramic views of Dingle Bay, can accommodate up to 250 guests – making it one of the most breathtaking and unique backdrops in the country! With elegant furnishings including stylish chiavari chairs and a sophisticated yet subtle colour palette, the Skellig Suite opens out on to the property’s heavenly Sun Terrace which boasts landscaped gardens leading down to the shores of Dingle Bay. Your guests can relax with a glass of bubbly on arrival in this exceptional location, before enjoying the delectable evening menu prepared by the hotel’s Head Chef and his team.

With a number of wedding ceremony settings to choose from, both indoors and outdoors, the Wedding Team will be on hand with their experience to assist you every step of the way. Dingle town itself makes for a wonderful stay, with numerous accommodation options available along with action-packed itineraries and areas of out-standing natural beauty. Described by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Dingle and the surrounding peninsula will be remembered by your guests for years to come.

Dingle Skellig Hotel’s Winter Wedding Package is available on selected dates from November 2017 to April 2018, including Christmas. Each wedding booked during these limited dates will receive a complimentary Dingle Distillery Cocktail Reception on arrival, a half bottle of wine per person during the meal and two complimentary guest rooms on the night of the wedding. Call Miriam for a chat on +353 (0)66 915 0200 or email weddings@dingleskellig.com for more details.

Ballyseede Castle Hotel

Kerry’s only castle wedding venue offers a true fairytale experience. Set on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens, Ballyseede Castle Hotel is beautifully situated on secluded grounds offering complete privacy on your special day.

A truly rural escape, rich in history and heritage, weddings at Ballyseede are simply magical. Close to Tralee and on the famous Ring of Kerry, it is only 15 minutes from Kerry Airport, 90 minutes from Shannon Airport and a not a million miles from anywhere else. On arrival, you and your guests will fall head over heels for this very special place. A warm welcome awaits as you will be greeted by Mr. Higgins himself, the castle’s very own Irish Wolfhound, along with his little friend Einstein. The newly-launched Orangery is the perfect spot to toast your new marriage and mingle with guests during your drinks reception. Flooded with natural daylight, the glamorous space features dramatic stained glass windows and plush furniture. Renowned for luxurious celebrations, every detail of your wedding will be utter perfection thanks to the personable professionalism of the team at this family-run establishment.

You can view Ballyseede Castle Hotel’s new wedding brochure here, or give the team a call on +353 66 7125799 to organise a private show around.

Ballyroe Heights Hotel

Couples seeking a breathtakingly beautiful Tralee venue need look no further than the picturesque setting of Ballyroe Heights Hotel; one of Kerry’s most enchanting venues, with spectacular views of the Sliabh Mish Mountains and Tralee Bay. The hotel’s experienced team will ensure that the months and weeks leading up to your wedding are stress-free and that wonderful memories of your day will always remain.

The hotel has a choice of two indoor drinks reception areas and outdoor patio; guests can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in beautiful surroundings whilst listening to idyllic music on the baby grand piano. The Ballroom has its own private heated garden and is enhanced with a choice of stunning floral centre pieces, unique silver candelabras, white linen napkins and exquisite linen chair covers and bows. Ballyroe Heights Hotel is a registered venue for religious and civil ceremonies.

All-inclusive wedding packages comprise of everything from the drinks reception to the evening buffet. Don’t miss exceptional value all-inclusive offers for weddings taking place between January and March 2018 and October to December 2018. With the hotel’s compliments, three glasses of wine per person from the carefully selected wine list will be included, along with a unique accommodation package including a special overnight bed and breakfast rate, four complimentary bedrooms as well as the luxurious Bridal Suite on the night of your wedding.

Muckross Park Hotel

Set against the stunning backdrop of Killarney’s National Park, with authentic architecture, lavish interiors and culinary excellence, Muckross Park Hotel provides all the elements required to orchestrate your fairytale wedding. With so many details involved, the dedicated and experienced Wedding and Events Team can help you plan a magical day which encapsulates your own taste and personality.
At Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, the aim not only to meet client expectations, but to exceed them in all aspects of the service offered. Renowned for their ability to capture the true essence of the day, the team can assist you from the initial stages with advice on menu, wine and floral arrangements right through to your entertainment choices.

Established since 1795, the hotel is the oldest Victorian hotel in Kerry and has been lavishly redeveloped into a deluxe five-star property, offering old world ‘wow’ factor elegance perfectly marred with the best in modern comfort. As the only hotel located within Killarney’s National Park you will have a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. Whether you choose the property’s own manicured gardens, the gazebo next to the river, or decide to venture into the National Park to Muckross Abbey and grounds, you can be assured of beautiful memories.

For your wedding reception, the hotel offers a variety of rooms for you to choose from, whether you are planning an intimate celebration or hosting a big white wedding. Muckross Park hotel also boasts a number of beautiful civil ceremony venues including a purpose-built romantic medieval Atrium with its own private garden, original church pews, floor to ceiling windows and a magnificent open fire. For more information and a private consultation contact the hotel’s Wedding Sales Manager Bernie O’Donoghue on 064 662 3400 or email bodonoghue@muckrosspark.com.

Sneem Hotel

Nestled amongst the quiet and unspoiled landscape of the Ring of Kerry, the four-star Sneem Hotel sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The leading choice for destination weddings, the hotel boasts a number of luxurious accommodation options for your guests; including on-site apartments. Friends and family can bask in the picturesque setting and charming character of the pretty village of Sneem whilst availing of its many amenities such as kayaking and seaside walkways.

Overlooking spectacular views of the Kerry Mountains and Kenmare Bay, the elegant and stylish ballroom caters for up to 300 guests comfortably. Featuring glistening chandeliers and full length windows, the grand space is bathed in natural sunlight and directly opens out on to a beautiful sun-kissed terrace. The perfect spot for a relaxing arrival drinks reception, it is a photographer’s dream backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

Celebrating 10 years of weddings at the hotel, the passionate Wedding Team has earned a stellar reputation for their sheer professionalism and expertise. From the early stages of planning to the big day itself, they will by your side guiding you through every step of the way. Every detail will be tailored to meet your needs to ensure your dream day runs seamlessly. Only the finest food and most exceptional service will do for this momentous occasion. Limited availability remaining for late 2017/2018. For more details on weddings at Sneem Hotel, call Louise on 064 6675100 or email louise@sneemhotel.com

The Brehon

Situated adjacent to Killarney National Park, The Brehon is the perfect location for couples seeking that extra special venue for their wedding day. The core belief at The Brehon is that it is not enough that a hotel be located in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the hotel must be worthy of its surroundings – and boy does this hotel certainly live up to its reputation!

From the moment you enter the hotel, you understand the special emphasis placed on making guests welcome and providing award-winning service. Accolades include being graded Ireland’s leading Four Star Hotel by Fáilte Ireland and receiving a Gold Medal Award from Hotel and Catering Review. Weddings at The Brehon are truly exceptional. The sophisticated Brehon Suite is specially designed for an unforgettable wedding reception and can cater for 220 guests, while the Private Dinning Room is perfect for more intimate wedding parties. Limited wedding availability for late 2017/2018. To make an appointment with Kelly Ann or to request a wedding pack, call +353 (0)64 663 0700 or email kellyann.oconnor@thebrehon.com.

The Meadowlands Hotel

Set in a tranquil corner of Tralee, the Meadowlands Hotel is a hidden gem for those seeking intimacy and romance on their special day. With pretty as a picture gardens on-site and endless beauty spots nearby, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to photo opportunities.

The hotel’s philosophy is simple: ‘It’s your wedding, so we’ll design it your way’. Not everyone has the time to plan and execute all the arrangements for their own wedding, your job or lifestyle may leave you with little time, or you may be living abroad but are getting married here in Ireland. At the Meadowlands Hotel, it’s red carpet treatment all the way as the expert Wedding Team will be with you every step of the way to ensure your special day is a relaxed and pleasant experience for you, with everything running meticulously from start to finish.

The Meadowlands Hotel can cater for weddings from 60 to 180 guests in their magnificent An Meitheal Ballroom. Located in a private area of the hotel with its own courtyard, the soft fairy lighting creates an air of whimsy for your magical occasion. Welcome receptions can be organized in the resident’s lounge or our gardens. For smaller destination weddings, the beautifully decorated An Móinéar Restaurant caters for up to 60 guests with a choice of mouth-watering menus. After your wedding dinner, the celebration will continue in the fantastic atmosphere of the resident’s lounge with cascading staircase leading into the Library.

Day after parties at the Meadowlands Hotel are legendary. Offering delicious BBQ menus and tasty finger food options, entertainment during the weekend and not forgetting keeping your celebrations alive with an organised drinks receptions, it is the perfect space to continue the party. Couples who book their wedding before the end of August will receive a complimentary day after party. Call the hotel’s Wedding Coordinator on O66 – 718 0444 or email events@meadowlandshotel.com to arrange an appointment now.

The Rose Hotel

When it comes to weddings, The Rose Hotel is the ultimate choice if you’re seeking luxury and style in the heart of Kerry. Renowned for their attention to detail and culinary expertise, the experienced Wedding Team are on hand at all times to guide you through the most exciting chapter in your life. From the moment you make your initial enquiry, to your first dance in the spotlight, right through to your departure, the team will ensure that every aspect of your journey runs seamlessly.

The hotel’s newly refurbished Lee Suite can cater for up to 250 guests and is a beautiful setting for your special day. This glamorous space features a stunning crystal chandelier, rich décor, luxurious table settings including crisp linen and beautiful chair covers. Under the guidance of Executive Head Chef Odran, Head Chef Jason, and their team, your guests will be treated to a sumptuous meal complemented by a top notch friendly service.

Fully licensed to host civil ceremonies, all-inclusive wedding packages starting from just €53.00 per guest, or alternatively you are more than welcome to create your own bespoke package. The Wedding Team would be delighted to welcome you to the hotel for a private consultation and show-around to discuss your ideas. Email The Rose Hotel’s Conference & Banqueting Manager Madeleine on mdoyle@therosehotel.com for all wedding information.

Dromhall Hotel

Can you think of a more perfect setting to hold your wedding celebrations than at a historic hotel set in the beautiful surroundings of the legendary Killarney? Dromhall Hotel was originally a hunting lodge, used in past times by the aristocracy visiting the famous Killarney lakes and mountains. Over 54 years ago, it was purchased by the Randles family and metamorphosed into the supremely elegant venue it is today. The Randles still run Dromhall Hotel today and thus you are sure of not only gracious surroundings and superb service, but also that personal touch which comes with family involvement. It has always been this Kerry family’s mission to give every single guest the individual attention that the hosts of a stately home would, from fine dining and exquisite food, to a warm smiling welcome.

The stunning Banqueting Suite and recently redecorated arrival reception area can cater for weddings of 80 to 320 guests, with a selection of options available for your special day, ranging from tailor-made occasions to reflect your individuality to all-inclusive packages which take all the worry and stress out of your planning. A fairy light backdrop and mood lighting in the room are just two of the many generous items that are included in their wedding packages. Another complimentary offering is the wedding car, which will get you to the church on time and then off to your chosen photographic locations in the beautiful surrounds of Killarney’s iconic landscape, before whisking you back to the hotel. The hotel’s chauffeur Larry will ensure you get the Royal Kingdom treatment and will put you completely at ease by providing a little picnic hamper for the newlyweds who often forget to eat on their special day – they really do think of everything at the Dromhall!

With over fifty years of experience, the Randles family know exactly how to make this most special of occasions perfect. And yes, they are fully registered to provide civil ceremonies also. Just talk to the experts at the Dromhall Hotel and see what this wonderful venue in the heart of Killarney has to offer. With new menus and packages now available for 2017/18, contact the Wedding Team today. Bernadette Randles, the hotel’s Managing Director, along with the hotel’s Wedding Coordinator Ciara, are always available to chat about your very special day. You can call them on +353 6639300 for more information.

Ciara Moore

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