Ballyseede Castle as Kerry's only castle hotel offers a true Castle Hotel experience. Set on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens. Ballyseede Castle Hotel is beautifully placed in secluded grounds and is ideal for a castle wedding in Ireland.
A truly private rural escape, and one of the most renowned luxury hotels in Ireland, it is a magical setting for your special day. Close to Tralee on the famous Ring of Kerry, it is only 15 minutes from Kerry Airport and not a million miles from anywhere...
When you pass through the gates of Ballyseede Castle you know you are entering a most special world steeped in history and splendour. from the moment you enter, experience a warm welcome and be greeted by our Irish Wolf Hound and his little friend.
Ballyseede Castle is renowned for its standard of service and culinary expertise having been awarded 2AA Rosettes. It is a member of the Manor House Hotels and it is easy to see why.
Ballyseede Castle is steeped in history, it was the chief garrison of the legendary Fitzgerald's, Earls of Desmond, many of whom swore allegiance to the crown, which resulted in the infamous Geraldine Wars that continued intermittently for three centuries. Following the defeat of the Desmond's in 1584, the Castle plus 300 acres of land was granted as a perpetual lease to Robert Blennerhassett, the rent being one red rose to be presented each year on Midsummers day.
This noble family occupied Ballyseede Castle until 1966 when Arthur died and bequeathed the estate to a distant relative who sold it and it was at this time it was converted into a luxury hotel.
Ballyseede Castle today is a family owned and operated Hotel. Marnie and her Husband Rory, along with their dedicated Team have awakened the hidden gem that is Ballyseede Castle making it Ireland's leading destination Wedding Venue and Hotel
by Stephanieon Tue, 8th November, 2016
My husband and I got married here last June and we couldn’t praise it highly enough. The venue is so wonderful, a classic castle with beautiful grand rooms and a great out-door area and gardens. The staff everything under control for the day and put us completely at ease. They talked us through everything and were subtly there to prompt ... Read More
by Emer Lyonson Tue, 8th November, 2016
Being a local girl I have always dreamt of being married in the beautiful Ballyseede Castle and was lucky enough to have this dream realised with the help of Rory and Marnie. Although we married in Kerry we live in the U.K. But this was not an issue for us as the team ad ballyseede couldn't do enough to help ... Read More
by Breda & Damien Allenon Tue, 8th November, 2016
Had our wedding here the 8th May 2015. We used the stone room for our civil wedding it was lovely. Meal was the best. The day was so much more than we could have hoped for. The room we stayed in that night was class. There is nothing we would have changed. Weather was not the best on the day ... Read More
by Mairead Croninon Sun, 6th November, 2016
5 stars are not enough. My husband and I are so glad we chose Ballyseede to celebrate our wedding. We were treated like royalty by Rory, Marnie and their staff. Everyone was amazing, especially Sarah, Paul and Esther. They went above and beyond for us and our guests. The food was delicious and plentiful. The whole castle looked stunning and ... Read More
by Aine Walshon Wed, 2nd November, 2016
We got married at Ballyseede Castle on 01/01/2016. WOW what can I say - a truly amazing venue. Our day was perfect from start to finish! The food was outstanding and was served by the most professional of serving staff. as the day was wet we took our photographs inside and I have to say that the venue gave our ... Read More