Blackwater Castle

Blackwater Castle

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Castletownroche, Mallow, Cork
Blackwater Castle with a 9,000 year history offers you a unique private hire experience. Design your own memorable event with complete control over all arrangements with 6 Reception rooms, Old Coach House Hall seating 150, and accommodation on site for 70.


Blackwater Castle - home for your event where wonderful memories are made! 

History, heritage, nature and a warm Irish welcome meet in a spectacular setting at Blackwater Castle, a twelfth Century Castle on the banks of the River Awbeg, surrounded by mature woodlands and a private river. Visitors gracing the Castle down through the centuries include Mesolithic Man, Strongbow’s Men at Arms, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Michael Jackson. Oliver Cromwell and his army also passed through Castle lands so why not follow in their footsteps and celebrate your union in a unique setting?

There is no formula at Blackwater Castle – you will have complete control over all arrangements so your celebration will reflect your unique style and requirements. You can arrange a fine dining experience for your guests or opt for a more casual wedding banquet - all options are possible and we will work with you to ensure that you have the perfect wedding with us.

Blackwater Castle has an impeccable pedigree for hosting weddings as it is the site of the ancient Holy Well of St. Patrick, contains the remains of a twelfth century Chapel, and is home to a rare stone engraving from the 5th or 6th Century of the female form, a Sheela na Gig, for those who wish to give their marriage a fertility blessing.

Make Blackwater Castle your home for the duration of your celebration where you will find:-

  • A unique and beautiful setting on an elevated site surrounded by mature woodlands with a private river, Castle Maze, and Walled Garden.
  • Total control over arrangements/timing/catering etc. Engage your own caterers and stock the bar yourself or we can design a tailor made package for you.
  • An exquisite and unique venue available at affordable rates on a private hire basis - exclusively your home for your celebration.
  • Abundant heritage - 12th & 15th Century Towers, Sheela na Gig, Holy Well, Sentry Walk, Caves, "Blarney Stone", Watchtower, 12th Century Chapel.
  • 6 reception rooms and 9 suites in Castle - Walled Garden Apartments and dormitories also available. Sleeps 70 in total with additional accomodation in Castletownroche, Mallow and Fermoy.
  • Everything is possible and if it is impossible it just takes a bit more time......


We will be happy to show you our wonderful home here in the Blackwater Valley and to discuss your particular requirements for your special day.

Blackwater Castle - the unique setting for your special day.

Venue Type

  • Castle
  • Country House
  • Exclusive Use
  • Independent/Family Run


  • Destination
  • Unusual


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • No Corkage
  • Outdoor Ceremony

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