Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

3 Star Hotel
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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


  • Parking
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Spa
  • Civil License
  • Leisure Centre

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Alan & Sile
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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 254 reviews
Bernadette McCarthy
wedding on Fri, 26th of August, 2022
Liam and I celebrated our wedding day on the 26th of August 2022. We had decided to have our reception in the Kenmare Bay Hotel, based on previous weddings we had attended there. I cannot recommend it enough. Alan Donnery the wedding co-ordinator was outstanding. From the moment we enquired about

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this reception venue to the actual day of the wedding he couldn't have done any more for us. We were driven to the venue by staff member from Kenmare, he was so attentive and helpful. The reservations team were accommodating and obliging. I feel the service we received exceeded any 5 star hotel. On the day of the wedding the food was just amazing, and the staff were fantastic. Alan, made an entertaining and brilliant MC. The feedback we received from all the guests was very positive. It was genuinely one of the best days of our lives. I feel that the Kenmare Bay Hotel is a fantastic wedding venue which is deserving of a 10/10 rating.

Review submitted on Mon, 26th of September, 2022
William Hickey
wedding on Fri, 4th of March, 2022
Well the Kenmare Bay was a fantastic venue for our wedding. Everything went so smoothly down to every small detail from the ceremony, the food, wine bar service and all the staff waitresses all had a smile on their faces so friendly couldn't have asked for a better day. The champagne breakfast was

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delivered with a smile and a friendly smile I couldn't thank them enough for how good our day was. I would recommend the Kenmare Bay to anyone and will return there many times as every time I go there the service is tip top class. Alan had everything running so smoothly he was on top of everything and I had not heard one bad word about the food from any of our guests and usually when you go to a wedding there is always some complaints from someone, it says alot about the hotel. It's just a spotless clean friendly atmosphere to be in and even the location is great if you want to head into town plus all my family loved the houses, when you have a big family it was a lot easier for them and they were very good and accommodating to my brother and his family who switched from two hotel rooms to a house/villa not sure what they are called but not a lot of places would do this for people. The package was just fantastic we were very satisfied with how well we were looked after. The prices for such high quality was very satisfying and the honeymoon suite was unique, the dance floor was full all night and it's a night I or my wife will never forget. The Kenmare Bay is well justified in being nominated for this award and its staff should be proud as they are all such lovely people in my view and anything that was needed there was no problem, they were there to help. I wish them the best of luck with this award and will look forward to returning for another great night there. Beautiful people, fantastic management, fantastic food, fantastic service, spotless toilets, Kenmare Bay what a beautiful hotel. I salute you never change the way ye run this hotel as I will never forget how good a night it was for us.

Review submitted on Sat, 24th of September, 2022
Laura Waugh
wedding on Fri, 5th of November, 2021
Kenmare Bay Hotel was everything and more when it came to our wedding reception.
The staff and wedding coordinators were exceptional going above and beyond for us. The food was beautiful, everyone complimented us on the meal. The hotel itself has amazing amenities from the leisure centre to the

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holiday lodges. It is a day we will never forget because they made it so special not just for ourselves but for everyone.

Review submitted on Fri, 23rd of September, 2022
Lisa Crowley
wedding on Sat, 31st of July, 2021
We had our wedding reception in the Kenmare Bay in July 2021 and it was the most incredible day from start to finish.
All the preparations were during covid lockdowns and we live in the UK which makes it even more complicated. The support from the hotel was amazing. There was never any pressure,

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they were always very happy to discuss our concerns and put our minds at ease and keep us up to date with new rules and regulations.
Although our wedding numbers reduced massively due to the government guidelines at the time, the staff at the Kenmare Bay were always extremely accommodating and reassuring.
They couldn’t have done more for us and this resulted in a seamless day.
All of the guests were extremely impressed with the food and service and on the day, as were we.
We couldn’t recommend the Kenmare Bay enough.
We have since been back for our 1 year anniversary and the staff were just as welcoming and accommodating for this.
Thank you so much to the team.

Review submitted on Fri, 23rd of September, 2022
Catriona&Jamie Johnson
wedding on Fri, 22nd of April, 2022
Couldn’t rate The Kenmare Bay Hotel enough, Alan and he’s team were like our wedding planners. From the moment I booked I didn’t have a worry, everything was done and done to a T.
We enjoyed our complimentary night stay there for our tasting menu, we had a ball everyone was so friendly and

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The food was excellent 5 stars all the ways, the finger food was amazing. They were so good to our children we could not thank them enough, we had the best day and night in a great location and such great staff. The function room was amazing all done up and the lighting, even our room was fabulous. Would highly recommend it and we will definitely go back for a family break in the near future !!!!

Review submitted on Fri, 23rd of September, 2022

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