Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

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Kenmare, Kerry

The multi award-winning Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort nestles on the edge of the beautiful town of Kenmare. The hotel hosts weddings from 50 to 350 guests in its stunning Banqueting Suite, which offers superb views of the Kerry Mountains.



The perfect wedding needs a dream setting, making the multi-award-winning Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort the ideal Kerry hotel for your wedding. From our elegant banqueting suite's breathtaking views to the warmth and expertise of our staff, it is no wonder that the Kenmare Bay Hotel is one of the most popular wedding hotels in Kerry. 


The Setting

Gather friends and family for your special day in our light-filled banqueting suite, where parties of up to 350 guests can enjoy views of the Kerry mountains. For smaller, more intimate weddings, the room can be partitioned to suit, and, whether your celebrations are extravagant or low-key, you can be assured the room will be appointed to suit your needs.

Your wedding banquet will be a mouthwatering affair, with exquisite care devoted to each dish. The service is warm and friendly, and all of your guests will enjoy the attention of our expert staff. Your guests can relax in a choice of 126 bedrooms, holiday homes and luxury lodges, together with an on-site leisure centre, giving you all the elements for a perfect wedding.


The Service

Everything centres on you when you choose the award-winning Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort to host your wedding, with a dedicated wedding team to ensure that your big day is perfect to the last detail. From the most lavish extravaganza to an intimate soirée, the Kenmare Bay Hotel wedding team promises to take care of every aspect of the wedding celebrations to guarantee treasured memories for years to come.

Sile, our expert Wedding Manager, works with you from the first meeting right through to the wedding day, ensuring everything is perfect. From start to finish, Sile is on hand to help in any way he can.


The Town

Nestled in a charming nook of the Wild Atlantic Way, Kenmare is a picturesque hideaway of stunning scenery, fine food, and atmospheric streets, making it a romantic location for your wedding. Translated from the Irish for “little nest” (Neidin), Kenmare is tucked into the junction of the celebrated Ring of Kerry and the equally beautiful Beara Peninsula.

A discreet path leads you from the hotel right into the heart of town, where you can relax among the award-winning restaurants, colourful shops, and lively pubs. If you're feeling active, you can choose from golf, fishing, walking, watersports, and horse riding.


The Reasons

  • A dedicated wedding team on call to make your dream wedding a reality
  • All-inclusive weddings tailored to suit your budget and requirements
  • A guarantee that yours is the only wedding booked at the hotel on that day
  • Complimentary extras, including your own wedding car and complimentary pre-reception including sparkling wine and canapés
  • The stunning backdrop of Kenmare for your wedding pictures and beautiful memories
  • A choice of 126 bedrooms, self-catering holiday homes and luxury lodges on the hotel grounds 
  • On-site leisure centre for the enjoyment of your wedding guests


For your perfect day, look no further than the Kenmare Bay.


Contact Alan on 064 66 79300 or [email protected]


Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Independent Family Run


  • Classic
  • Destination


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Parking
  • Spa

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Real Weddings

Together As One: Marie & Shane’s Beautifully Blue Winter Wedding

After nine years together, the pair’s celebration at Kenmare Bay Hotel was filled with happiness and joy. Marie looked effortlessly elegant in an ivory Minerva gown from Bride of Éire in Clonakilty. Delicate lace detailing along the neckline and her stunn

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 225 reviews
by Joseph Fitzpatrick
on Fri, 3rd of September, 2021
We decided to have our wedding in the Kenmare Bay Hotel. We had never been to Kenmare, let alone the hotel, and couldn't visit prior to booking and paying a deposit, so it was a bit of a gamble. Luckily this gamble paid off considerably.

The setting is absolutely gorgeous. Nestled in Kenmare Bay,

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the view from the hotel is truly spectacular. The floor to the ceiling windows in the room where we were married and had our meal boasted a breathtaking view of the nearby mountain. We decided to have our wedding photos taken at Lady's View which is about 15 minutes away from the hotel. We came home with some spectacular shots.

The staff are incredibly friendly and they go out of their way to assist no matter what you need. Receptionists Eileen and Marissa were particularly kind and helpful. Alan, the wedding manager, was an absolute champ. He brought us through every detail of the wedding with care and allowed us to customise our experience to allow for a truly personal feel.

On the day itself, everything went incredibly smoothly thanks to Alan's meticulous planning and his awareness of where people needed to be and his dedication to getting them there. We felt safe and supported in his capable hands. It was apparent that he spent a considerable amount of time familiarising himself with every detail of the wedding.

The meal was incredible and worked out at only €50 per plate despite it being 4 courses and the wine was delicious. The hotel had worked closely with us to design the optimal menu by allowing us to stay a night free of charge, two months prior to the wedding in order to taste the various courses that we could choose.

Alan was very supportive of all of our whacky ideas and even allowed us to have a performer do a juggling/balancing/magic/escapology act in the pre-reception room, then a fire show in the car park just outside the main reception which the staff had specially cordoned off. They also decorated the room impeccably and utilized all of our personal decorations that we had brought for the day, arranging them beautifully.

The bar staff were on the button, no one seemed to be waiting too long for service and the prices were reasonable enough. Even though they were not allowed to continue serving after 11.30 pm due to covid, they allowed us to remain in the reception room with the heap of drinks we had bought just prior to last orders, until the party naturally petered out at 4.30 in the morning.

The honeymoon suite was lovely and opened up into a decent sized dining hall/living room, which allowed us to host the family the night after the wedding. The staff even scattered petals on the bed on the night of the wedding which was a thoughtful touch.

The pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room were all heavily utilized to deal with the wedding stress, and thus very much appreciated. They also have what appeared to be a well-equipped gym and offer spa treatments, of which many of our guests availed.

In sum, The Kenmare Bay Hotel is a phenomenal location to get married. I would recommend this spot to anyone and everyone. We had the wedding of our dreams and at an incredibly reasonable price. They're considerably cheaper than all of the other wedding locations we looked into. Alan made us feel like royalty, adapted everything to suit our needs, and provided us with the most wonderfully magical day we could have hoped for. I would like to thank him and all of the staff who did such a great job of making our dreams a reality.
by Sandra Horan
on Fri, 23rd of July, 2021
On July 9th we held our wedding ceremony and reception at the Kenmare Bay Hotel.

Planning a wedding during the uncertainty of Covid was stressful and daunting at times as we feared the day wouldn't be as enjoyable for our guests and for ourselves. We thought it wouldn't feel like a real wedding

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- how wrong we were!

We celebrated our day with 50 of our nearest and dearest and what a day we had! The level of care and attention to detail was beyond our expectations.

The food was simply stunning, we chose monkfish and fillet steak for our main courses and our Guests were still telling us how much they loved their meals the next day. We had previously heard about how good the food was at the Kenmare Bay but it definitely exceeded our expectations!

The bridal party stayed in the holiday lodges the night before the wedding and what I can only describe as a 5* star breakfast banquet was wheeled in the door to us the morning of the wedding. Once we were ready to head across to the hotel for the ceremony, the wedding car, also provided by the hotel, was waiting for us outside - the perfect start to a perfect day!

Finally I have to mention wedding coordinator Alan Donnery. He mentioned to us if there was anything we needed to just ask. However we didn't need to ask for anything, Alan was steps ahead from start to finish ensuring everything ran seamlessly. Both of our families remarked on the level of care, genuine kindness and professionalism shown to us by Alan. A true asset to any couple getting married!

I can honestly say from start to finish we, along with our guests, had the most memorable, enjoyable day and are beyond grateful to Alan and the Kenmare Bay team.
by Laura O Connor
on Wed, 9th of October, 2019
Our Wedding.
20/09/2019 was a very special day for myself and my now husband. It was the day we celebrated our wedding.
We held our reception in the Kenmare bay.
From the minute we enquired of available dates with Sile we knew this was the spot. She had a very calm yet precise manor. Always

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there when needed, she is a fountain of knowledge. Which was a welcome while trying to organise a wedding with a new born baby. Nothing was too big a task.
On our wedding week, Sile was a constant support. Again, In the back ground yet always at the other end of the phone if needs be. She was so helpful re: table plans, arrangements, music etc.. defiantly the type of person you need around you on a week of constant running and racing, it was so comforting to know all the details at the hotel were being taken care of by Sile who’s attention to detail was 100%

On the day, we had the most wonderful driver Carlo, supplied by the hotel. From the minute we met Carlo we were so comfortable with him. As was our baby girl who took a liking to Carlo straight away and spent majority her time between family members and Carlo until we arrived at the hotel. Which although far above his call of duty, Carlo was happy to oblige. We couldn’t have had a better man around us on the day. Professional, yet friendly, funny and all round a lovely person to share our first few hours as man and wife with.

When we arrived at the hotel we met Tom. We had never met Tom up to this stage, Tom who had filled the position of co-ordinating the wedding on the day for many years and was now working in a different part of the hotel, but was filling in for holiday leave the day of our wedding. Despite having never actually met Tom before, he knew everything there was to know about us as if we’d been in touch the entire time. Professional, friendly and all round fantastic at this job, attributes all staff in the Kenmare Bay hold. Tom delivered 110% on the day also.

From the first email we sent to the last word we had with the girls at reception. I can not recommend the Kenmare bay highly enough. Location, staff, food, accommodation, cleanliness, family friendly. Our in-house babysitter Mary. Everyone was incredible.

Well done to such an amazing team of people.

Laura & Trevor
by Demi
on Fri, 19th of July, 2019
We enjoyed a wonderful wedding at the Kenmare Bay hotel. Sile and Alan were so helpful throughout and helped us to plan everything from our home in London. We always got a friendly and speedy response to our many emails. Hanneke and the team helped with our many bookings for family and guests. The

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wedding meal was truly delicious all of our guests said how lovely it was. Thank you for making our day so special.

by Emma Griffin
on Mon, 25th of March, 2019
Myself and my husband Callum got married here on Thursday 21st February 2019.

We spent the week prior at the Kenmare Bay hotel and loved every second. The staff were extremely friendly, nothing was too much trouble. All the managers at the hotel did everything they possibly could to make our stay

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and wedding perfect.

All our guests stayed at the hotel in the lodges and houses, they loved it. They were all looked after from the minute they arrived to the minute they left.

On the wedding day everything was organised for us, we didn’t have to worry about anything. We were constantly checked with and asked if we needed anything. All of our guests were looked after perfectly. Our family and friends are still talking about how perfect the wedding was and how amazing and helpful everyone was at the hotel.

We honestly can’t thank you enough for our perfect day. We loved every second.
We will be coming back in the future!.

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