Ballyseede Castle Hotel

Ballyseede Castle Hotel

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Ballyseede Castle, as Kerry’s only Castle Hotel, offers a true luxury castle experience. Set on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens, it is beautifully placed and is ideal for a castle wedding. Prices starting from €74.50.


The majestic Ballyseede Castle offers an authentic Irish castle wedding experience like no other. Set on a 30-acre estate of manicured gardens and ancient woodlands, it is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. The traditional castle is family-owned and run, with 45 en-suite bedrooms.

At Ballyseede Castle, weddings enjoy old-world elegance, combined with modern day comforts. The castle was named Ireland’s Top-Rated Castle Wedding Venue in 2019 by couples on Wedding Dates for the third year in row. Ballyseede Castle was also awarded ‘Wedding Venue of The Year’ in the 2019 Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards.

The elegant surroundings of Ballyseede Castle, coupled with privacy and space, all combine to make a most treasured venue for you and your guests to celebrate your wedding in style. Each and every wedding we are part of is individual and absolutely special. We understand the importance of your wedding day better than anyone and have built a reputation based on excellence and meticulous attention to detail.

Our wedding packages include a dedicated wedding team to advise you on every aspect of your day. The most important part of the package and the real highlight of the day is the five-course wedding banquet. Using only the finest of locally-produced ingredients, we guarantee an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests.

A gorgeous range of luxury guest accommodation is available at Ballyseede Castle with 45 en-suite bedrooms in total. Choose between our authentic castle suites, our contemporary West Wing bedrooms or our charming Gate Lodge rooms. For the ultimate in romance, we offer a choice of suites on your wedding night – you can choose from our stunning Allingham Suite or our West Wing Wedding Suite, both boasting four poster beds and free-standing, roll-top bathtubs – each the perfect haven to unwind after your fairytale wedding day.

Ballyseede Castle is a recognised venue for the civil registration of marriage, which allows you to celebrate your marriage in style in the historic Stone Room surrounded by family and friends. As an approved venue, we take the worry and strain out of travelling and offer a complete celebration under one roof. Alternatively, if you would prefer to say your vows amid the great beauty of the outdoors, overlooking the manicured gardens may be the perfect spot for you to say “I do”.

With over 25 years of experience, owners Marnie and Rory - along with their dedicated team - have awakened the hidden gem that is Ballyseede Castle. You can be sure no two weddings are ever the same at Ballyseede Castle, we work attentively with couples to manage, plan and lend our expertise to create your dream day so contact us today to arrange a private viewing of Ballyseede Castle.

Venue Type

  • Castle
  • Historical
  • Hotel
  • Independent Family Run


  • Classic
  • Destination


  • Civil License
  • Fully Accessible
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Late License
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

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Real Weddings

Castle Romance: Nigel & Tracey's Wedding At Ballyseede

The wow of the day for me was seeing Tracey as a bride. My bride. She was amazing


Lorraine and Daniel, together since secondary school, tied the knot at one of Ireland’s most romantic castles. The lovely pair chose Ballyseede Castle Hotel as the dreamy location for their wedding day festivities… and we couldn’t be happier that they did

Wifey For Lifey: Michelle + Laura At Ballyseede Castle

All Shades Of Cool: Aileen & Eoin At Ballyseede Castle

We love nothing better than seeing a couple’s personality and thorough enjoyment shine in each wedding photograph. Aileen and Eoin travelled all the way from Melbourne to celebrate their special day at Ballyseede Castle in Tralee on August 21st 2015.


You can almost feel the love and warmth from Alison and Brian’s celebrations at the breathtaking Ballyseede Castle in Kerry. From the first glimpse of these glowing smiles to the laughter on the dancefloor, each moment of this special day radiates with lo

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 168 reviews
Charlotte Horan
wedding on Sun, 27th of October, 2019
I just want to say that we had the most amazing wedding in Ballyseede Castle. The staff, the food the atmosphere were exceptional. I dealt with an amazing lady called Mary from the initial consultation right up to our wedding day. She was so nice and nothing seemed to be a problem. She was also very

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professional and anyone would be so lucky to be dealing with her. We had a small wedding of 53 but everyone commented on how much fun they had and how fantastic the food and service was. Talk about amazing staff. There was a lovey girl helping myself and Brian for the day I think her name was Emer, she was fantastic. Our honeymoon suite was gorgeous, our breakfast was lovely, honestly we had to most amazing time, thank you so much to everyone.

Mr&Mrs Horan

Review submitted on Mon, 24th of February, 2020
Clare & Adrian
wedding on Fri, 22nd of November, 2019
Thank you and the Ballyseede staff so much for a fantastic day! We and all of our guests enjoyed every moment of the celebrations. If only we could have added an extra few hours to the day itself, it went too quickly! We are so happy we choose Ballyseede Castle Hotel as our venue.
Yarissa Michels
wedding on Sun, 30th of June, 2019
Where does one even begin when talking about our destination wedding at Ballyseede Castle? The amazing team preparing us with details on the ceremony, dining options, recommended vendors, pre-planning call, etc? The gorgeous venue, the grounds and the hotel rooms that stand the test of time? The

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delicious food and all its courses? The magnificent and attentive staff ready for you pre-, during and post-wedding? I can go on or let all their awards speak for itself! I have not attended or heard of a single wedding where every single aspect went as planned. I can tell you, our wedding was not only magical, but it was also absolutely perfect in every single way. That's thanks to Ballyseede with all their help and attentiveness in ensuring that the bride, groom and all our guests had the best time of their lives. Thank you Ballyseede!

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of December, 2019
Jeana Donahue
wedding on Sun, 14th of July, 2019
We had a wonderful wedding at Ballyseede Castle! We had a small and intimate ceremony in the stone room which was then transformed into a beautiful banquet for our reception with plenty of room for dancing! The staff at the Ballyseede were amazing, they made our wedding day perfect and everything

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was flawless. The food for our reception dinner was so delicious and our guests could not stop talking about it. The castle and the grounds are stunning and we could not have asked for a better venue. Our wedding day was perfect thanks to the amazing food, beautiful surroundings, and attentive staff!

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of December, 2019
Jill & Kevin
wedding on Sat, 10th of August, 2019
Our wedding day worked out perfectly and we are so thankful to Ballyseede Castle. Can't wait to return at Christmas and relax.

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