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 ceremonies and wedding receptions 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.


Civil & Humanist Ceremonies are held in the Banqueting Suite also. The room is beautifully appointed with plenty of natural light and offers fantastic views of the Kerry Mountains. Decor is included complimentary. 

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


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 268 reviews
David Collins
wedding on Fri, 28th of April, 2023
We were delighted that we had our wedding at Kenmare Bay Hotel, the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and all our guests said the same. Everything ran smoothly and it was very well organised, we didn't have to worry about a thing. We couldn't have been happier with the wedding

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package, it covered so much that there wasn't much left for us to organise which suited us perfectly. From including a lovely wedding car & driver, decorating the room beautifully for the ceremony to having little baskets of essentials in the bathrooms for guests, the hotel had thought of it all. It's in a beautiful location, with plenty of gorgeous places to take pictures. Ticked all our boxes. We look forward to coming back for our anniversary. Thank you.
David and Amy

Review submitted on Fri, 19th of May, 2023
Edel Murphy-Clifford
wedding on Sat, 25th of March, 2023
From the moment we met Alan & Sile in 2018 we were so excited to have our wedding reception at the Kenmare Bay Hotel. Alan talked us through what the day would be like and it was lovely to be able to visualize the running order of the event. Unfortunately, Covid hit and we took the decision to

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postpone the wedding twice. Sile was so supportive each time we were looking for a new date. As our wedding date in March 2023 was finally on the horizon, Alan was so helpful and again went through what our day would be like from start to finish. It was so lovely to be able to feel the excitement once more. I stayed in the beautiful Luxury Lodges with my bridesmaids, Mom and little girl on the night before the wedding. We got such a lovely warm welcome on our arrival and I got a peak of the function room. A number of guests stayed the night before and we had a wonderful sing-song at the piano in the bar. On the morning of the wedding, breakfast was delivered to us at the Lodges, so we could all get ready and eat in a relaxed atmosphere. When the ceremony in Kenmare Church was over, we were greeted at the hotel door by Tom in his fabulous tuxedo, who was there to usher us all in for the Drinks Reception. The wedding Reception was so fantastic, we were lucky to have 270 guests join us for what was such a wonderful day. It was seamless, the layout of the function room, the service - and the food was just sublime. From 2018 to 2023 it was such an absolute pleasure to deal with Alan, Sile, Hanneke in Reservations. There is a fantastic team at the hotel and we could feel how genuine they all were from the moment we met them. From the outset, all we wanted was a big party to celebrate our marriage, we got that, and so much more. Wish we could do it all again! Love, Edel and Mervin Clifford.

Review submitted on Tue, 16th of May, 2023
Sinéad Dudley
wedding on Sat, 29th of April, 2023
Thank you to all the staff at Kenmare Bay for making our special day so easy to organise and to Alan for helping us along the way and always at the other end of the phone if needed.
The food was just absolutely amazing and the service was top class....could not fault any of it in any way.

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Anything that we requested for the day was no problem and the function room was set up beautifully for the 300 guests.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this wedding venue to anyone.

Review submitted on Mon, 15th of May, 2023
Dee Duffy
wedding on Sat, 18th of June, 2022
I couldn't recommend the team at Kenmare enough! Alan, Sile and the team couldn't have done enough for us on the lead up to the wedding and on the day.
Things can be so stressful when planning a wedding so I was grateful to everyone at Kenmare for making it so easy for us to plan. Everyone that

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came to our wedding
also complimented the food, it was a 10/10.

Review submitted on Wed, 5th of April, 2023
Cora O'Farrell
wedding on Fri, 3rd of March, 2023
We highly recommend the Kenmare Bay Hotel for your special day. Nothing is too much for Alan and all the team at the Kenmare Bay. They will do their best to accommodate any request and we really appreciated all the effort and professionalism. The venue is fantastic value and the whole process was a

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real pleasure from start to finish!

Review submitted on Tue, 28th of March, 2023

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