Earl Of Desmond Hotel

Earl Of Desmond Hotel

3 Star Hotel
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Ballyseedy, Tralee, Co Kerry
We invite you to come and speak to us and allow us the honour of showing you how we can make your day the perfect day!



We are delighted to announce that we are freezing current prices until further notice.


In addition to that, we are also running a special offer for all couples who enquire with us today!


Based on 150 adults,  we are delighted to offer:

5 Complimentary Bedrooms to be allocated by yourselves

6 of your top table guests will be complimentary

A voucher to the value of €200 to be used against your cake/makeup/suits etc, you will advise where this voucher is to issued from


Bubbly drinks reception

Use of the hotel Wedding Post Box

Fully stocked & Decorated Candy Cart

Chocolate fountain with Accompaniments

Canapes OR Sandwiches, Scones dressed with Jam & Cream Chantilly, Tea/Coffee.  You are welcome to provide your own Brandy/Whisky/Baileys, and we will not charge a service charge for this.  If the weather if cooler, and you wish to have the option of Hot Toddies for your guests, we will be happy to provide Hot Water, Lemons, Cloves & Sugar at no extra cost

Piano Player in the lobby for your drinks reception


A fully dressed Banqueting Suite, with elegant canterpieces, ambient mood lighting and a water feature behind top table

5 course choice meal, with a glass of wine and one top up per person, served by experienced staff, in a timely manner, to allow your entertainment of choice to start as soon as possible (Bell time & Speech length to be taken into account also)

Late bar

Evening Food, served as a buffet to your guests, at a time to be negotiated between us and your entertainment


And after the day has passed, we will be delighted to invite you back to us, any time within the first year of your wedding day for an overnight stay in our wedding suite, with an evening meal and full Irish Breakfast the following  morning, with our compliments.


Based on minimum numbers of 150 adults, on our Rose package this will be €7810, on our Fuschia package €8236, on our Tulip package €9230 and on our Orchid Package €9656.


To find out more, and to enquire about dates, please do not hesitate to contact us, we would be delighted and honoured to speak to you both.


Congratulations to you both! You are getting married and The Earl of Desmond Hotel in Tralee, Co. Kerry is inviting you to put your trust in them to create memories of your wedding day that will last a lifetime. Your day must be and will be absolutely perfect. Mark Audie, General Manager & Norella Mansfield, Assistant Manager & Wedding Co-ordinator, between them have an abundance of combined experience, and will constantly make sure that special attention is bestowed upon the couple to ensure every detail, every wish, is taken into account.

The Earl of Desmond Hotel has the experience, expertise, style and understanding to ensure the day dreamt becomes a reality. The glowing testimonials that the hotel has received recently from wedding couples, on both Facebook and TripAdvisor is testament to the fact that Mark & Norella are living up to these promises.


Norella also won the Brides of Kerry 2018 Wedding Coordinator of the Year, and the Brides of Kerry 2019 Wedding Personality of the Year awards, further proving that they will go the extra step always to help you plan and coordinate all aspects of your wedding.

The function area in the hotel has been completely refurbished and renovated in recent years and can be altered in size to the size of your wedding party, catering for parties from 50 - 400 , with a bright, welcoming, spacious bar & lobby area, and a beautiful ballroom. Civil ceremonies are hosted in house also, the Wedding Suite of the hotel has also seen a revamp in recent times and creates the ideal place to relax and unwind after you have partied your night away.

You will have full use of the beautiful, mature gardens at the hotel, for those all important photos, allowing you more time to spend with your guests should you so wish.

Call out to meet Mark or Norella with any enquiries; they will only be delighted to meet you and show you how the Earl of Desmond can make your day the perfect day.

Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Gardens
  • Independent Family Run


  • Classic


  • Parking
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Civil License
  • No Corkage

Meet the Dream Maker

Norella Mansfield
Norella Mansfield
Assistant Manager/Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 49 reviews
Ciara Dillane
wedding on Sat, 6th of April, 2019
Had a wonderful wedding day experience at the Earl and our evening after family get together was organised beautifully by Norella in the bar.
From start to finish we had no difficulties with arranging our big day and Norella was lovely and easy to work with. Nothing was an issue even when we

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changed up a few traditions around speeches and everything went perfectly and very smoothly.
The food was beyond excellent, service at the meal and the drinks reception were both excellent and the mood of the whole day was totally relaxed .
The Earl of Desmond is a wonderful rural relaxed venue with no stress to have your perfect day!!!

Review submitted on Sat, 31st of October, 2020
Aisling Murphy
wedding on Fri, 31st of May, 2019
Can't thank Norella and the Earl of Desmond enough! We couldn't have been happier on the day, made all the easier with the help we got from Norella from the start of our planning, she really knows her stuff! The food and venue were 100%, delighted we went with the Earl of Desmond, would recommend it

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to anyone looking for a venue!

Review submitted on Tue, 6th of August, 2019
Michelle and Bernard o mahony
wedding on Sat, 25th of May, 2019
We held our wedding reception in the earl of Desmond hotel on 25.05.19. From the minute we met norella and the team a year ago we instantly knew the earl was for us. Norella went above and beyond anything we could have ever dreamed of. To say she was amazing is an understatement. From the reception

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layout, there fabulous water feature wall, the beautiful decorations to the meal everything was just amazing. Our guests are still talking about the beautiful meal. A beautiful hotel with the best staff, I would highly recommend the earl of Desmond. Thanks again to all the staff especially norella for the wonderful experience.

Review submitted on Wed, 19th of June, 2019
Karen O'Connor
wedding on Sat, 27th of April, 2019
We had our wedding reception in the Earl of Desmond on 27th April and what a fantastic day it was. From the moment we stepped in the door to book our day we were made feel so welcome. Norella went above and beyond her call of duty for us. Nothing was too much trouble. She is a credit to the hotel.

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The food was fantastic also. We are still getting compliments on how good it was and that it was the best wedding they were ever at. The staff were brilliant also and nothing was a bother to them so thank you to Norella, Mark and all the staff for making our day so special.

Karen & Sean O'Connor

Review submitted on Wed, 12th of June, 2019
Marsha and Jonathan moloney
wedding on Fri, 17th of May, 2019
Hi we had our wedding here at the Earl of Desmond hotel Tralee it was the best day ever. We got in contact with Norella the year before and booked our date she is brilliant at what she does couldn't ask for a better wedding planner she helped us along throughout the whole year leading up to our big

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day at the end of it I'd say she was probably sick to death of me ringing her day and night with questions ha ha she is so helpful and if u couldn't get her she would always ring u straight back she put our minds at ease over so many things and always had an answer or even a better suggestion. The hotel itself is fabulous from the glass lift to the amazing waterfall back drop in the banquet room our guests are still talking about the food which was delicious. Norella was with us for the whole day and made sure everything was perfect and it was thanks to her and all the staff at the Earl for making it a memorable day. Xxx if anyone is thinking of getting married and are looking for the perfect hotel I'd recommend the Earl of Desmond Tralee you won't find a better package or wedding planner anywhere else thanks again and we will be back love it.

Review submitted on Wed, 12th of June, 2019

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