Blackrock Castle Observatory
Built in the 16th Century, CIT Blackrock Castle is a boutique wedding venue set in a stunning location overlooking Cork Harbour. Lovingly restored and steeped in history, Blackrock Castle caters for bespoke weddings in a warm and relaxed environment.
The Castle is located only 15 minutes from Cork City Centre or the Jack Lynch Tunnel and has ample parking adjacent to the venue.
It is important to note that Blackrock Castle hosts wedding ceremonies only and the maximum capactiy is 100 guests.
Our wedding packages include...
- Exclusive Use of the Castle Private use of Blackrock Castle for you and your guests
- Exclusive Venue We only take one wedding per day & close our visitor centre to the public to ensure exclusivity of the venue.
- Event Coordinator On-site specialist for advance planning and day-of management.
- Red Carpet Arrival For you and your guests, with sparkling wine for the bride and groom.
- On-Site Photography Guided access for your photographer to help you create extraordinary shots.
Our promise to you…
At Blackrock Castle each wedding is designed with full consultation with you. We will be available to you for visits prior to the event to create the perfect setting for your big day. Each wedding is completely individual and you will feel at ease knowing that our wedding coordinator is on hand on your big day to ensure that everything goes without a hitch.
Our Venue Packages...
The Forum & Long Room
For larger groups of a maximum of a 100 people we have the Forum and Long Room of the main Castle building.
• Monday - Friday €1000
• Saturday or Sunday €1200
The Historic Fireplace Lobby holds intimate weddings of up to 25 guests.
• Monday - Friday before 15:00 €700
• Monday - Friday after 15:00 or evenings €500
• Saturday or Sunday is not available
Photoshoot Location Package...
Getting married elsewhere?
Blackrock Castle is also available to you as a photoshoot location on your wedding day.
We will welcome you with our red carpet and a glass of prosecco for the bride and groom. Your photographer will have fully guided access to the Castle interior and exterior to create unforgettable wedding portraits using Cork city's best loved castle as your backdrop.
Photoshoot location cost is €100 once it takes place before 17:00 and €130 if after this.
For more information, please call us on 021 4326120 or email email@example.com
Reviews for Blackrock Castle ObservatoryAverage Rating: 4.9 out of 5 - based on 13 reviews
Reviews for Blackrock Castle Observatory
by Eleanor Meadeon Tue, 24th November, 2015
We had an amazing humanist wedding at Blackrock castle observatory in May of this year. The venue was decorated beautifully and we were very well looked after by Dee. We were planning the wedding from overseas and I was impressed by the excellent communication and advice we were given and suggestions made; things we hadn't even thought of. Best of ... Read More
by Martin Poweron Tue, 24th November, 2015
Myself and my gorgeous wife got married here on October 8th. When I arrived the staff were out to me immediately, helping me and gave me some great suggestions. When Orla arrived they made her feel very comfortable and they were beyond professional. Our photographer was amazed at the decor of the room and the sun shone, we had full ... Read More
by Catrionaon Sun, 7th December, 2014
We had our Civil Partnership at Blackrock Castle on the 31st of October this year. We can't praise the staff at the castle enough, Dee and Ria were so helpful and accommodating, nothing we asked for was too much trouble. They are both extremely friendly people who do what they do brilliantly. The castle looked truly stunning on the day, ... Read More
by Victoriaon Mon, 24th November, 2014
We had our wedding at Blackrock Castle on 5th November 2014. We had 25 people that we wanted to invite for our ceremony so needed a venue that would be intimate and special. From start to finish dealing with Ria and Dee at the castle was an absolute pleasure. I was organising the wedding myself and at certain points i ... Read More
by Laura & Adrianon Wed, 19th November, 2014
We married in BCO in Dec '13..from my first enquiry the girls were a pleasure to deal with. It is obvious from meeting staff that they have a grà for the castle which I found very endearing as I had also fallen for the charm and beauty of this gem on our very own doorstep. Ria was my main point ... Read More