Headfort Arms Hotel

Headfort Arms Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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Headfort Place, Kells, Meath

Your Happily Ever After Stars at The Headfort! Have your Dream Wedding in one of Ireland's Top 100 places to stay! Celebrating their fourth star in 2018 with a complete makeover in 2019, The Duff Family and their long standing team of professionals welcome you to the Multi Award Winning landmark Headfort in the heritage town of Kells. Only 45 Minutes from Dublin the Headfort offers your own Private Garden wedding entrance, Drinks Reception Foyer, Georgian Kenlis Suite Ballroom overlooking the garden pavilion perfect for Civil Receptions in the sun, party tunes or day after BBQ's, it's all there and we're there from start to finish to ensure that your day is perfect!


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

Venue Type

  • Gardens
  • Historical
  • Hotel
  • Independent Family Run


  • Classic
  • Rustic


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

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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 29 reviews
by Sinéad O'Neill
on Wed, 30th of December, 2020
Where to start! The day was magical from start to finish. From the first time we stepped into the hotel for the wedding fair we were made to feel so welcome and wanted, like one of the family. The family feel and personal touch is truly felt at the Headfort and does not disappear even after the

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wedding is over. Edel is like a fairy godmother who looks after everything effortlessly, nothing is too big or too small, her attention to detail makes you truly feel at ease. In a year that was harder than most with new challenges every week, the entire staff, including the duff family themselves, kept us up to date through all the stages to reassure us and offer alternative ways to make our day special. The hotel looked amazing on the day and really felt personalised to us, we were treated like royalty for the entire time we were there, as were our guests. The food is 5 star and all locally sourced from the Boyne valley, their passion for quality produce really shows in their food which was outstanding for all dietary requirements including vegetarian and vegan. There were lovely surprises throughout the day from the hotel, that show how much they value every guest, you are not just one of many. I honestly cannot express enough how much we, and all our guests, loved our stay, from the beauty of the hotel, to the wonderful staff, that were like family for our stay, to the wonderful food, The Headfort is above and beyond it's 4 stars.
by Roisin Kieran
on Mon, 3rd of August, 2020
What words could I use to describe our wedding at The Headfort Arms Hotel? Outstanding, impeccable, homely, magical, and loving. I say loving because they treated us like we were family, nothing was too much effort, no detail was left to chance, our wedding day, it felt, was the most important

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wedding they had ever had. We got married the day the country came to a stand still with blizzards of snow and with storm Emma hammering the country. We knew we would not get through the country roads to get to our church so the the hotel quickly stepped in to arrange our beautiful ceremony with a stunning backdrop of snow. All the staff went above and beyond to get to work by any means necessary, even though the country was told to stay at home and stay indoors. The wedding coordinators Edel and Joanne, kept me calm and relaxed all day as we waited to see if our guests would make it to us. They made decisions behind the scenes to save us worrying, it felt like they scooped us up and landed us in our fairytale wedding because even though the day started with us losing our church wedding, hairdresser, makeup artist, church singer, some of our guests and our wedding band, we ended up having the best day of our lives, one hell of a party and a day that our guests still talk about every time we meet them. I know one thing for sure, if we had booked our wedding elsewhere we would not have gotten married on 2nd March 2018 because it would have been too much trouble. The Headfort Arms cared too much to let that day beat us and because of them we have the most magical, outstanding, impeccable and loving memories of our wedding day.
by Rachel Murray
on Wed, 4th of March, 2020
What can I say about the headfort arms we knew as soon as we walked in to the lounge that we wanted our wedding here. When we 1st walked in to book our wedding we met with Olivia she was very professional, friendly and welcoming. When we told her we wanted to have a themed wedding Olivia was only

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delighted to accomodate and gave us some ideas.
We met Edel our wedding coordinator a couple of months later, she was just amazing. The week of the wedding we met Edel to drop off all themed stuff and she help Invision were to put everything. I left that to Edel because I could see she had a vision. The night before the wedding Edel sent me pictures and a video of the room done up. It was exactly what we wanted and more there was tears of happiness. Edels attention to detail and vision I could not fault. Anything we asked nothing was too much and also Edel threw in some extras.
The day of the wedding was just magical and more then we could have asked for. We really felt like royalty. We were looked after by Jo and Olivia for the day. Everybody was so impressed by the service and the food. Alot of people said that they felt very relaxed in the atmosphere of the headfort arms even when eating their meal it wasn't rushed.
Our wedding at the headfort arms was truly amazing we will never forget the hospitality and kindness that was shown to us every time we called into the headfort arms. The headfort arms is more then a hotel because its family run it's a very warm homely feel to it and that's how we felt. If we could do it all again we would and we would choose the headfort arms everytime. I could write more but I'm running out of letters!
Thank you so much Edel, Olivia and Jo for the most amazing and important day of our lives. We will be forever greatful and we will be out to visit yous soon xxx
by Áine Smith
on Fri, 7th of February, 2020
The Headfort Arms Hotel was amazing for our Wedding day. From the minute we booked it, right through to the weeks after the big day, the staff could not have done more to make it special. The hotel was a pleasure to deal with through all the planning, they made it stress free and we had the best day

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thanks to all the staff.
Our wedding co-coordinator Edel was so helpful every step of the way, advising us on different elements and things we never thought of. We went with the package deal which was unbelievable, Edel organised the suppliers and it took a huge stress off.
All our guests had a brilliant day and raved about the amazing food. The menu was so flexible for all guests, and we were so confident in the food which was a huge stress off our minds.
The venue was perfect with the lovely big garden out the back, which allowed us to have our photographs taken there which saved so much time and we could greet our guests for longer which was great.
I can't say it enough, the amazing day we had, from the food, the venue, suppliers and most of all the friendly and very obliging staff. If i was to do it all again I wouldn't look anywhere else. This hotel is top class and the food is top quality and I will be a regular customer to the restaurant.
by Nerissa Kiernan
on Mon, 3rd of February, 2020
I cannot recommend the headfort enough. They went above and beyond to cater for our special day.
The meal and wine was delicious. Over a year later our friends and family are still commenting what a great day they had.

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