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 Barbara & Bobbyon Sat, 14th October, 2017
We had the best wedding weekend ever and we can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so special. I will leave the review below... Ballyseede Castle Hotel is an outstanding wedding venue. Our wedding day on the 23rd Sept was absolutely perfect. We cannot recommend this venue highly enough. There is a sense of home the minute you ... Read More
by Marian & Frankon Fri, 13th October, 2017
An amazing venue, the team were excellent and really helped us in the lead up to the day and on the day itself. They were always quick to respond to out calls and emails and worked tirelessly to make our big day magical. We have nothing but praise for Ballyseede castle and would recommend it as a venue to any ... Read More
by Sarah Dineenon Fri, 13th October, 2017
We held our wedding in Ballyseede in January 2016 and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. In fact some of our guests subsequently booked their own weddings in Ballyseede as they were so impressed. The venue is gorgeous, staff are lovely and so professional and the food is out of this world! We've been back three times since as wedding ... Read More
by Nicole & Leonon Tue, 10th October, 2017
Just a quick note to thank you all again for making our wedding day on the 4th August absolutely perfect in every sense of the word. We are to recommend you to anybody looking to book their wedding with ye. Nothing was a problem and ye really made us feel so special in the build up and on the day ... Read More
by Caroline & Ciaraon Mon, 9th October, 2017
Marnie, Rory and all the wonderful staff of Ballyseede Castle, I'm not sure if we can put in words how much we appreciate your absolute diligence in helping us make our wedding weekend so magical and memorable for ourselves and our guests. We felt that we were at home and have such amazing memories of our time with you and ... Read More