Blackrock Castle Observatory

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2-100
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Blackrock Castle Observatory Map PinCastle Road, Blackrock, Cork
A romantic and unique castle venue for civil ceremonies. Built in the 16th century the castle overlooks the River Lee providing the perfect backdrop for bridal party photos ...

Description

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.

Weddings at Blackrock Castle Observatory are evening ceremonies only, bookings can only be taken after 6pm

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 evenings after 6pm €1000
• Saturday or Sunday evenings after 6pm €1200

Fireplace Lobby

The Historic Fireplace Lobby holds intimate weddings of up to 25 guests.
• Monday - Friday evenings after 6pm €500
• Saturday - Sunday evenings after 6pm €700

 

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 info@bco.ie

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Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 - based on 20 reviews

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by on Thu, 11th October, 2018
09/28/2018

We had a beautiful ceremony at Blackrock Castle last month. Angela and Donna were a pleasure to deal with from day one. They really listened to what we wanted and met every request. When we arrived at the castle on the day, Angela was on hand to help everyone. She seamlessly ensured the day went just as planned. The castle ... Read More

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by on Thu, 31st May, 2018
05/18/2018

Our wedding day was perfect, the castle looked stunning on the day. We had the fireplace room. The staff who we dealt with through the whole planning and wedding day itself were totally amazing. They made everything easy. I would definitely recommend the castle to anyone, the pictures with the castle look stunning. It was everything we wanted and more ... Read More

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by on Tue, 14th November, 2017

Blackrock Castle Observatory was the perfect venue for myself and my husband, we didn't even visit any other venues! From the very moment I emailed, all the way through until the Big Day, Angela and her team couldn't have been more helpful or excited for us. Nothing was a problem and they were a great source of information and advice. ... Read More

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by on Sat, 19th August, 2017

We got married in blackrock castle July 14th 2017. We always loved the venue and decided to ring to find out what we needed to do in order to book it and to go to view it. The very first phone call I spoke with Angela if I'm honest I was more impressed with the girls ease manner and just ... Read More

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by on Wed, 3rd May, 2017

What can I say! From the moment we walked into the girls (especially Angela) at Blackrock Castle the personal service we received was second to none! We really felt like they wanted to make our day as special as it could be! The ceremony we had was held in the fireplace room and is it so cute and intimate. It's ... Read More

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