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Headfort Arms Hotel

Headfort Arms Hotel

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Headfort Place, Kells, Meath

Your Happily Ever After Starts at The Headfort! Celebrating their Fourth Star in 2018, and with a completely new look for the luxurious bridal suite, Spa Rooms and now the Kenlis Suite, the Headfort and the Duff family have been looking after a couples Special Day for generations. It is the assurance of that personal family run touch, options for all budgets and sizes and consistency of prime Irish cooking that has made so many families choose the Headfort Arms and ensure that it is listed in Irelands Top 100 Places to stay (Mc Kenna Guides) Offering your own Private Garden wedding entrance, a Drinks Reception Foyer, the Georgian Kenlis Suite Ballroom overlooking the garden pavilion - perfect for Receptions in the sun -, party tunes after dinner or day after BBQ's, it's all there and we're here from start to finish to ensure that you have the perfect day! Civil Ceremonies enjoy the backdrop of the best urban garden in Ireland's Ancient East, the garden kitchen offers a Stone baked pizza oven for your evening suppers and Wintertime offers open log fires and the scent of cinnamon and spice... Come to the Headfort, have your dream wedding with us and we will make you feel at home whilst having the party of a lifetime


Moving with the times after 50 Years in business at the Headfort…


Celebrating 50 years in business this year, the Duff family still offer that family run atmosphere and care when it comes to a Wedding in the Royal County.

From humble beginnings to now a multi award winning four star venue, the hotel offers dedicated and self contained wedding facilities.

Offering great outdoor spaces, dedicated garden wedding entrance, leafy mature gardens,

indoor and outdoor bars, all facilities are fully exclusive to you on your guests on your wedding day!


The  Kenlis Suite with it’s own garden entrance, classic Georgian proportions and natural light over looking the beautiful garden can welcome up to 350 guests but also retaining intimacy for much smaller gatherings.

As an ‘all weather’ venue, the hotel Gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for civil ceremonies.


New and exciting for this this year is the exclusive access to a beautifully restored space which will be used for civil ceremonies. The ‘Red Chapel’ adjacent to the hotel in the old convent building offers a stunning backdrop for civil and humanist ceremonies. The venue will be packaged exclusively with the hotel from 2023 offering a beautiful venue to say ‘I Do’ !

Fully inclusive packages offer both great value as well as ease of planning for the wedding couple and it’s their Wedding coordination team who consistently receive rave reviews for their level of care and support to couples not just throughout planning but also on the day. As a member of the Guaranteed Irish Charter, local seasonal produce and menus presented to the highest standard are what make the Headfort stand out, this is Irish food at it’s best!


Also under the Headfort roof are 45 bespoke bedrooms, Headfort Spa Rooms, Kelltic Bar,  Courtyard and Terrace and the Award Winning Vanilla Pod Restaurant, offering every amenity required by a wedding party travelling from far or near. Packages can be tailored to deal with longer stays, Wedding makeovers and pampering, ‘Day Two’ parties or customised to a couple’s taste, it is ‘Your Day Your Way’ at the Headfort!


For a dedicated showaround appointment email: edel@headfortarms.ie


All details on: www.headfortarms.ie

Venue Type

  • Gardens
  • Historical
  • Hotel
  • Independent Family Run


  • Classic
  • Rustic


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

Meet the Dream Maker

Edel & The Wedding Team
Edel & The Wedding Team
Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 43 reviews
wedding on Fri, 30th of September, 2022
Dear Megan, Olivia and Vincent,

We can't put into words how grateful we are to you and all the staff at the hotel for making our day so special. From day one when we first met Megan to the time we left the hotel, the warmth and kindness of every one were extraordinary. Literally, nothing was

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too much trouble. Our guests, most of who had never been to the Headfort Arms Hotel, couldn't praise the venue and staff enough. Please take a bow. We are absolutely delighted we chose your hotel as the venue, and the memories of our wedding day there will last forever. Thank you again Megan for everything you have done for us.

Review submitted on Mon, 17th of October, 2022
Joanne and Scott Murtagh
wedding on Fri, 5th of August, 2022
I cannot thank the staff of the Headfort enough. From start to finish you were all amazing!! When we booked our wedding back in 2019 we were being looked after by Jo. We had booked our wedding for August 2021 then covid hit and we decided to put it off for the year. Jo and the team done everything

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they could to make all the changes easy and nothing was too much for them. When Jo left Megan took over as our wedding planner and she was outstanding. Any time I needed something she was there to help. Our band cancelled on us and Edel and Megan done everything they could to get a new band (which were AMAZING). Everyone at the wedding was so well looked after and the food was excellent.
I honestly couldn’t recommend the hotel enough from start to finish they were so helpful and welcoming and everything was perfect. So from me and Scott thank you all so much.

Thank you so much again Megan for everything you done for us we really appreciated it.

Review submitted on Fri, 2nd of September, 2022
Stacey, David and Luke Mc Mahon
wedding on Thu, 4th of August, 2022
Just wanted to say Thank you to you and your Staff ❤

Where do I even start, we booked our wedding in the Headfort arms in January 2019 and from the minute we booked it, the help and support from all the staff has been amazing. 4 date changes due to covid and not 1 bad word from the hotel about

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any of it, only help and support through it all.
We managed to finally get married on our 4th date and you made our day so special beyond what any words can describe.

Thank you so so much Megan for all your help in making our wedding day the most magical day of our lives. 5 star treatment all the way through ❤

Thank you so much again Megan you were so amazing.

Love from Stacey, David and Luke Mc Mahon x x x

Review submitted on Wed, 24th of August, 2022
wedding on Sat, 28th of May, 2022
Good Afternoon Megan, Hope you're doing well and that any wedding you have in planning will go as successfully as ours did. Andrea and I would just like to thank you for our amazing day at the Headfort, we couldn't ask for more. From the informal catch ups and meetings during the build-up that

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really eased our minds to the professional and affable way that the day was handled, we can't thank you enough Megan!

As flawless as the planning and execution was and as stunning as the venue and food was, the asset that our guests complimented most was the staff. Every single one. They seemed to effortlessly cater for all needs with an easy charm and Craic. True Irish hospitality at its best!!

You guys are amazing! Our Sincerest Thank you,

Review submitted on Mon, 1st of August, 2022
Maria Murtagh
wedding on Fri, 3rd of June, 2022
Maria and Ian here we have heard nothing but great feedback from our guests about their stay, the staff and the food. Myself and Ian absolutely had the best day ever. Megan you are just incredible at what you do.
We appreciate everything you have helped and done for us.
As for the staff and

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management, absolutely brilliant every time we had to go to the hotel, we were treated like royalty. For the food what can we say, absolutely incredible thanks to yourself and the staff at the Headfort.
You really made our day and most importantly our guests' day.

Thanks so much for everything you have done for us.

Review submitted on Wed, 29th of June, 2022

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