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, December 21st 2019

On Saturday, December 21st 2019 by appointment only, couples are invited to attend a Wedding Consultation Day to experience all that this stunning 5 star wedding venue has to offer. Renowned for its hospitality, friendly and efficient service and mouth-watering menus, The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens will showcase how it can turn your dream wedding into reality with its fantastic offering of bespoke wedding packages.

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 97 reviews
on Tue, 19th of November, 2019

We had such a special day and weekend celebrating our wedding at the Dunloe thanks to the amazing food and staff there. We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for us and all our guests raved about the hotel and many have vowed to revisit for a break in the future. The grounds of the hotel

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and nearby scenery provide amazing photo opportunities. Special thanks to Jason and Niamh who went over and beyond to ensure everything was perfect on the day :) Aideen and John
on Fri, 8th of November, 2019
A huge thanks to all at the Dunloe Hotel & Gardens for all their hard work in making our wedding day the best day of our lives. The day ran seamlessly from start to finish and our guests are still raving about the quality of both the hotel and the food. It was fantastic to see it all come together

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so well on the day. We were chuffed. Best wishes, Gerry & Karen
on Sat, 2nd of November, 2019
We recently had a wonderful weekend celebrating our wedding with our family and friends in The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens. We fell head over heels in love with this hidden gem the first time we met Jason and immediately knew this was the venue for us and our wedding was in safe hands. Jason is so

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competent, knowledgeable and easy to work with. From the moment we booked to this day, the service we received was exceptional. In the months leading up to our big day, Jason, Niamh and Simon could not have been more helpful and accommodating, always prompt to respond to any queries. There was never any problem making the wedding planning experience really enjoyable and stress-free. We were always made feel so special and that our wedding was unique and important to them. Our wedding menu tasting in The Grill Restaurant was an outstanding experience and we definitely recommend staying the night and making the most of this fun experience. We loved staying at the hotel for the weekend of the wedding. Our family and friends were made feel so welcome and it truly was a home away from home. We enjoyed some pre-wedding drinks in The Bar the night before (The Dunloe Signature cocktail was a big hit!) and this really added to the excitement. Also, the view of the Gap of Dunloe from The Grill Restaurant each morning while having breakfast was breath-taking. Mark and I are both lost for words on how to describe the service on the wedding day but it completely exceeded all our expectations. The bridal suite was so beautiful and spacious and made for a really relaxed morning getting ready. From early morning to late that night, both Jason and Niamh checked in with us regularly throughout the day to make sure everything was going ok for us. They were there to wish us off to the cathedral and welcome us back for the celebrations. Everyone was blown away by the luxurious Upper Lounge with its spectacular views for the drinks reception. Our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the grounds and hotel looked and most importantly how amazing the food was. We cannot complement the chef and kitchen staff enough for the quality of food that was presented. All the staff are so genuine and courteous and went above and beyond at all times. We are so grateful that everything flowed smoothly and perfectly on time, undoubtedly down to all the hard work that went on behind the scenes. We could not have asked for a better wedding day and highly recommend The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens as a five star wedding venue. It will forever hold a special place in our hearts with fond memories to last a lifetime. Thank you to all the management and staff for making our dream wedding come true.
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.

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