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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by Carrie Colemanon 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
by Audrey Murphyon 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
by Sarah McGormanon 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
by Niamh Kennyon Wed, 3rd May, 2017
We got married in Blackrock Castle Observatory in December 2016 and we cannot say enough about it - From start to finish Angela, Donna and the team were amazing. They were great to deal with from paperwork and right up to making us feel so special on the big day. The grounds and views of Blackrock Castle itself are amazing, ... Read More
by Donna O Sullivanon Wed, 3rd May, 2017
Our wedding at Blackrock Castle Observatory was amazing from start to finish! Angela did such a fantastic job and ensured that everything was perfect! She really made our day