The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

5 Star Hotel
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Beaufort, Killarney, Kerry
A 5 star hotel featuring 64 acres of walled gardens and secret pathways leading to the ruins of a 12th century Dunloe Castle. The elegant Park Suite is your own private ballroom offering seating for up to 220 people as well as a spacious outdoor terrace.


Wedding Consultation Day - Saturday, September 28th 2019

On Saturday, 28th of September 2019 by appointment only, couples are invited to attend a Wedding Consultation Day at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens to experience all that this stunning 5 star wedding venue overlooking the Gap of Dunloe has to offer.

To book your appointment or for more information, contact the hotel’s wedding team at or call +353 (0) 64 66 44 111.

2020 Special Offer

For further information on our special offer available on selected dates in the months of April, May September & October 2020, please contact the hotel's wedding team on +353 (0) 64 66 44 111 or email 

Weddings at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens has been welcoming couples for over 50 years and is renowned for its high standards of personalised and professional service in an exceptional location with exquisite cuisine.

The magnificent property is situated on its own 64 acre estate in Beaufort, Co. Kerry overlooking the iconic Gap of Dunloe, the River Laune and is a short drive from Killarney town. The Dunloe is a classic yet contemporary 5 star hotel set in beautiful gardens leading to the ruined keep of the old 12th century Dunloe castle.

A red carpet awaits you on arrival where you and guests are welcomed to The Upper Lounge for your wedding drinks reception which offers panoramic views of the surrounding parkland and beyond. When weather permits enjoy your drinks reception al fresco on the Outdoor Terrace area or choose our rustic Thatch Cottage on the 64 acre estate.

One of the most important aspects of any luxury wedding venue is the ballroom. Filled with natural daylight the elegant Park Suite is your private ballroom for the evening, intimate and classical. With private dining for up to 240 guests, it boasts its own bar, dance area and outdoor terrace area exclusively for you and your wedding guests.

The overall setting of The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens creates a romantic atmosphere, with walled gardens and secret pathways making it a unique and ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs. With our magical setting combined with our experience, dedication and exquisite cuisine all together creates a truly magnificent occasion for your Wedding Day.

Keeping the service and celebration within the grounds of the estate ensures the magical spell remains unbroken The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is the perfect location for both intimate and larger wedding celebrations.

We are an approved venue to host your civil ceremony, informal blessings and partnerships. We offer a number of rooms in our Events Centre for ceremonies, perfect for everything from small and intimate to formal civil celebrations. Our wedding team are on hand to advise you on choosing a registrar or celebrant and we will personally ensure that even the smallest detail that is important to you is cared for.

To speak to a member of our Wedding Team or to book a consultation, email or contact +353 (0) 64 66 44 111.


Venue Type

  • Gardens
  • Hotel


  • Classic
  • Luxe


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 94 reviews
on Thu, 15th of August, 2019
To all the staff at The Dunloe a massive thank you from Owen and I for such an unforgettable wedding reception in July 2019.
Jason and Niamh, you were fantastic in the weeks running up to the wedding. We really appreciate the effort you both put in. The food, wine and venue were second to none. We

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are blown away by the location every time we visit. I cannot wait to return! A special mention also to Cormac at the front desk, no task was ever too big or small!
Many thanks again for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make a wedding venue seem effortlessly flawless.
on Thu, 15th of August, 2019
From the moment we picked the Dunloe as our wedding venue, the service we received was 5 star. On the lead up to the wedding we were treated like VIP’s by Jason, Niamh and all of the Dunloe staff. The staff could not be more helpful and really make you feel at home. From the food, quality wine,

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accommodation and room layout the Dunloe is second to none. On the wedding day itself, the service and presentation of the hotel, the reception and the dining room was impeccable. There was no stress organising our wedding as Jason and Niamh took care of everything. We had an elderly parent and grandparents with us who needed wheelchair assistance. On a few occasions throughout the evening Niamh was a huge help and went out of her way for them. The food and ambience at the reception and at the dinner itself was amazing, all our family and friends are still raving about it 3 weeks later. The wedding rate accommodation is very reasonable including breakfast (which was delicious). All of our friends and family are so excited to go back. If we could give this venue more then 5 stars for a wedding we would! Thanks so much again Jason, Niamh and all the staff.
on Thu, 15th of August, 2019
Myself and my now husband got married at The Dunloe on July 06th. From the very first day when we visited for our initial wedding consultation to the big day, the staff at this hotel have been nothing short of amazing!
Both myself and my husband were very familiar with the hotel before choosing it

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as our wedding venue, however we were still blown away by the level of professionalism displayed by all staff members going from front desk to kitchen staff, bar staff, accommodation and everywhere in between.
Special mention to Cormac at reception, Pearce in the bar, Mike in the restaurant.
I would especially like to recognise Jason Clifford General Manager and Niamh Coakley who ensured we had the very best day!
I would highly recommend The Dunloe as a wedding venue and we will be returning, it was always a special place for us and now it means so much more!
on Thu, 15th of August, 2019
The team at The Dunloe couldn’t have made our special day anymore magical! The service provided from looking after the bridal party and getting the bride ready, accommodating our horses and carriage to feeding our guests was flawless! Surrounded by unicorns and immaculate gardens we had so much

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fun with our photographer! We will definitely be coming back for our anniversary.
on Mon, 22nd of July, 2019
The Killarney wedding of our dreams

My husband and I got married in Killarney in June 2019. We had our ceremony at St Mary's Cathedral and our wedding reception at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens. We live in London and Jason and Niamh made it so easy for us organising a wedding from overseas. From

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the first email to Jason about The Dunloe being our potential wedding venue, to Jason meeting us and taking us through all the details and then finalising all the parts for our big day, there was nothing too much trouble or too big an ask. They made us, along with all our family and friends feel so welcome (we had 200 guests fly over from the UK). Everything was 5* perfection and luxury. The Friday night we had drinks in The Bar and the atmosphere was amazing. The day of the wedding was seamless; Jason, Niamh and all their staff are perfectionists and are so well organised. The food was INCREDIBLE! All our guests have commented on how amazing the food was. The honeymoon suite was so beautiful and just the quality of everything in the room was amazing! We honestly can't thank everyone enough at The Dunloe for giving us the wedding of our dreams and making it a weekend we will never forget!! Love Ben & Sarah Coker x

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