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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
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 46 reviews
wedding on Mon, 3rd of April, 2023
We really cannot thank you, Megan and all the staff for all you did for us. You truly blew us away and helped us to have the best day, way above our expectations. Megan was so on the ball and had us feel so at ease from the very first day we met with her. We knew we were in good hands. The Headfort

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Arms really has a fantastic team. We might have to renew our vows in your capable hands in a few years :) Thanks again for all you help.

Review submitted on Mon, 23rd of October, 2023
wedding on Sat, 24th of June, 2023
Would like to thank you Megan, Edel and all the Staff in the Headford Arms Hotel for making Our Wedding Day Special and Memorable. It's was amazing from start to finish. Very professional, helpful, so kind and caring members of staff who were always there for us with any queries we had. We really

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appreciate all you have done and sincere thanks again Megan for everything.

Review submitted on Mon, 23rd of October, 2023
wedding on Sat, 1st of July, 2023
WOW, where do we even begin… We will be forever grateful for the day & night that you put on for our wedding. From start to finish we could not find a fault only enhancements. From our first correspondences and meetings to the day itself, you have been so good to us and kept us reassured that

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nothing would be a problem and yes, on this you over delivered. The set up of the room and Megan you were so right about the arch. It was perfect, which I think helped provide the perfect ceremony. From this to the garden, the man above played his role and gave us great weather but that aside the garden set up for the drink’s reception was perfect. Our guests were enjoying it so much I don’t think that they wanted to come in from it. The canopies were excellent and plentiful & many guest commented on this by saying “they were out of this world”

Everyone is still talking and raving about the food and the manner in which you managed to serve every single meal hot and perfect to such a large crowd was a credit to your service staff. Thank you so much for looking after Tom in his room, I think he hasn’t eaten since, as he got so much. Thank you for the special treat of bringing the children to get an ice cream, they were delighted. It is all of these little extras you do that we don’t want to go unnoticed. And of course, the famous Headfort Arms seconds, it was a big talking point on Sunday and Theresa was there to keep an eye on everything. I’m sorry Olivia but so many thought she was the real boss including myself the night before when I said “Hello Mrs Duff” which she corrected me on!!

We hope everyone behaved themselves and were respectful to your staff. They are all excellent and we would really like to acknowledge this. They were kept busy, especially the bar staff. I know we went a bit over on the wine and thank you for being so generous to us on this. Our band have said that in all the venues they play they have never ever experienced such hospitality and helpfulness from staff and they have asked us to pass on their gratitude. We hope that our guests now do their bit and pay it forward by bringing return business to your fabulous hotel. I know of one who had already booked in for later in the year before leaving. Also thank you for your lovely gesture today when we popped in for lunch & to Caroline & Sharon for the lovely chat. To each and every one of you and your staff we thank you once again and the Headfort Arms Hotel will always be a special place for us. Many many thanks again to you all.

Review submitted on Mon, 23rd of October, 2023
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

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