Earl Of Desmond Hotel

Earl Of Desmond Hotel

3 Star Hotel
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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!


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

  • Gardens
  • Hotel
  • Independent/Family Run


  • Classic


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Parking

Meet the Dream Maker

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

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 48 reviews
on Tue, 6th of August, 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!
on Wed, 19th of June, 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.
on Wed, 12th of June, 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
on Wed, 12th of June, 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.
on Tue, 23rd of April, 2019
To Mark, Norella and all the staff of The Earl of Desmond, we would like to extend your warmest and deepest gratitude to you all for the care, attention, warmest hospitality and professionalism you have shown to us and all our wedding guests.
From the immaculate, clean and warm wedding ceremony

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and accommodation you provided for all our guests and for us. To the delicious, tasty and hot food at our wedding reception. Every element of our wedding was perfect all Thanks to you and your wonderful staff.
Choosing The Earl of Desmond for our wedding ceremony and reception was the easiest and best decision we have ever made. From our very first wedding consultation with Norella, we know we were in the best hands possible. She spoke everything through with us from the legal formalities of hosting our ceremony with them,to the menu selection and the various package they provided. All the questions we posed to Norella were answered and any request from us were seen too and were never seen as a burden or issue.
Norella is truly "The Gem" of The Earl of Desmond, from her friendly and professional approach when meeting us, to the kind and friendly phone calls she would make to us to ensure we had for all the legalities and technicalities arranged. She had always reassured us that she was at the other end of the phone should we require any further assistance from her, this is itself was a beautiful and kind gesture. We have had many a laugh and we will miss you and your wonderful kindness and personality.
We could not recommend The Earl of Desmond highly enough to any engaged couples hoping to tie the knot. Trust me when you have been to other hotels for a consultation and you then go to The Earl of Desmond there really is no comparison. The service, due care and attention they provided us with along with fantastic and loving memories of our wedding day will forever stay in our hearts.
It will never be a goodbye from us, it is merely a looking forward to seeing you all soon xx

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