Wedding Reviews for The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 97 reviews



by Aideen Quinn
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
by Gerry Russell
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
by Regin Galvin
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.
by Miriam and Owen Cronin
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.
by Rae-Louise and Padraig Kelly
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.
by Jean and Daniel Kelly
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!
by Aoife and Michael Cuddy
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.
by Ben and Sarah Coker
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
by Charlotte and Mark
on Sat, 13th of July, 2019
Wedding of our dreams


One year ago I got married at the Dunloe Hotel. We were not from Kerry and our wedding was a little different from the average. We rented the beautiful Beaufort House for the week. But we had planned to do a marquee in the garden. The Dunloe hotel had just been refurbished

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and was only around the corner from where we were staying. As the marquee was not a runner in the end. We last minute literally contacted the Dunloe. The staff at the Dunloe were just amazing. My wife dreams came through. It’s very hard to have a 5 star wedding venue that can make you feel relaxed and be as friendly as they were. The Dunloe is something very special. We got first class service. The kids were fed first and then taken off for a camp so the adults got time to themselves (this was priceless as we had 30 children). There was nothing the Dunloe couldn't do. And off course I forgot to say. The Dunloe is in a stunning setting, beautiful hotel with the most friendliest staff I have ever met. I am sorry to Jason and all the staff at the Dunloe I have not wrote this message till one year on. But Charlotte and I thank you will all our hearts for being there for us and helping us relax so we could have a wedding that I believe only Royals would dream of.
by Tadgh and Agnes
on Tue, 2nd of July, 2019
Amazing wedding ❤️ reception at the Dunloe

2 days ago we had our wedding reception at the Dunloe House and gardens, best decision we ever made Niamh, Jason and all the amazing staff could not do enough for us, complete professionals, amazing food 10/10 in every aspect Thank you Tadgh and

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Agnes
by Deirdr and Eoghan Murphy
on Mon, 27th of May, 2019
My husband and I got married here on 3rd May and it was the best day! We are living in New York and when we got engaged we anticipated that it maybe difficult to plan a wedding from abroad but the minute we met with Jason we knew we had chosen the perfect hotel. Both Jason and Niamh were fantastic

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to deal with on the lead up to our big day.

From the minute we arrived at the hotel for our drinks reception everything went so seamlessly and we were able to really enjoy our day knowing that everything was being taken care of so well. Both Niamh and Jason checked in with us regularly throughout the night to make sure everything was going okay for us and this was such a nice touch.

We received so many compliments from our guests in regards to the hotel and the service provided that day. One of the main feedbacks we received was how exceptional the food was and how much they enjoyed their meal. Guests also commented on how amazing the staff were and so attentive on the day of the wedding.

We were so happy with how everything turned out, it really was a fairytale. We could not recommend the Dunloe Hotel highly enough to anybody getting married in the future. Jason and Niamh went above and beyond what we could have ever expected and we will be forever grateful
by Kellie and Jimmy
on Thu, 25th of October, 2018
June 2nd we married in Fossa church followed by a reception that exceeded all of our expectations @ the Dunloe Hotel & Gardens. Our wedding (the first in the newly refurbished hotel) was spectacular from start to finish. This venue is in a league of its own, so beautiful, the new decor is so classy

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& trendy, the views are breathtaking, the staff & standard of service oozes 5star training & attention to detail, the food was to die for. The drinks reception area with an outdoor garden terrace is amazing, especially in the sunshine.
The Park Suite function room with floor to ceiling glass views of the surrounding countryside & beautiful horses in the gardens is magical on a summers day. After our delicious meal, we had a BBQ pig on a spit out on the balcony close to midnight that left our guests watering at the mouth. This venue has it all as a destination wedding venue, we couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Thanks to Jason, Kayla & The Dunloe team for looking after our every request, nothing was a problem, the only problem is we wish we could go back & do it all over again.
Kellie & Jimmy xx
by Lisa O Reilly
on Tue, 16th of October, 2018
We got married in this beautiful hotel with stunning grounds on September 29th and honestly our day was more than we both could ever have wished for. The hotel itself is spectacular especially since its recent refurbishment. The hotel staff were superb in the whole run-up to the wedding and on the

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day they were so attentive to both us and all our guests. The food was also superb and all our guests commented on how good the day was. We can’t recommend Hotel Dunloe enough and we wish we could do it all over again. A big thanks to Jason, Niamh and all the team.
by Elaine & Kieran
on Thu, 30th of August, 2018
We cannot speak highly enough of The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens. From the beginning of our enquires all the way through, Jason and his team were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything was absolutely fantastic, the service and the food is unbelievable. Thank you so much again. Such a beautiful

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place for our wedding. Highly recommend The Dunloe Hotel for your wedding day.
by Penny & Neil
on Thu, 30th of August, 2018
We recently celebrated our wedding at The Dunloe and we had a wonderful experience. Not only are the staff extremely professional, but they're also very flexible and easy to work with. We began our planning process with Jason Clifford, the general manager, and then worked closely with the new

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assistant manager Kayla Burrows. First things first, the venue is stunning. When we’re in the hotel, we’re looking at all the furniture and making future plans for our own home’s décor because it’s so well decorated. You can see people’s eyes widen as they enter the building. Each room has its own personality and you don’t get the feeling of fake luxury that many seemingly fancy hotels exude. This is the real thing. Back to the wedding… We admittedly had our guards up going in, assuming we would have to protect and fight for our desires, especially given how bespoke our wedding was. But our specific requests, no matter how strange they may have been (i.e., can we use a staggered stack of old books in lieu of a cake stand?) were met with warmth and flexibility. When a request couldn’t be met (alright, so maybe the stacked books were potentially flimsy and the cake would be at risk—thanks, Kayla!) The Dunloe would find an alternative solution that worked just as well or better. Do yourselves a favour and listen to their input because, at the end of the day, they have so much more experience with weddings than you probably do and, thus, a model for determining guest behaviors. Jason was waiting for us with champagne when we arrived at the venue and a vehicle delivered us to the castle ruins where we could take some photos before joining our guests in the reception room. We were lucky to have a beautiful day, and the Dunloe grounds made for some lovely photos of our wedding party and family. The reception room is my favourite — recently remodeled. It’s gorgeous. The furniture, the décor, the bar, the balcony and views — a perfect setting to share in tears and laughter with your most cherished people just after tying the knot. In greeting guests, I forgot to grab any canapes before they were done being served so a staff member ran down to the kitchen to make me a special plate. My husband and I began practicing our speeches separately once the guests headed into the dining room and before we were summoned. The same staff member offered me a pen, but I told him I wouldn’t need it. Thirty seconds later, I realized I had some changes to make. As I approached the bar, he had one hand wiping the counter and the other holding the pen out to me. These little touches are what made the day so special for us. They predicted everything! The food was wonderful (seafood salad is amazing as a starter!) and the service was impeccable — fast and responsive. No guest went hungry between the ceremony and dinner, and definitely not between the reception and dinner. The food was abundant and servers even offered our guests extra portions. Plus, they’d even offered some flexibility with menu options. Overall, they coordinated everything perfectly for us, including the song we would enter to, the timing of it, our path to our table — things we never would have thought of. They informed us when we hit certain amounts related to drinks, as promised—and always very discreetly. Although we’d coordinated our own ceremony and designed that venue ourselves, we couldn’t have imagined coordinating the rest of the celebration. The amount of work that must have went into it and the precision with which it was delivered will continue to impress us and make us smile when we think about our day. We highly recommend The Dunloe for your wedding day.
by Aoife Brosnan and Michael Kennedy
on Thu, 9th of August, 2018
As we reflected on our Wedding Day in July 18 we could not possibly have asked for more. The Dunloe hotel surpassed all expectation and we will be forever grateful for that.
Jason, Kayla, Matthew, Simon and all of the team at The Dunloe Hotel made our day so so special. Every member of staff we met

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were exceptional. Jason was our first point of contact in the Dunloe and we knew immediately we were in safe hands and when Kayla joined the team earlier this year we were even more assured if that was possible. No request was too big or too small and everything we asked for was met with a smile, good humour, and the utmost professionalism. The hotel is newly renovated and the design and layout is to a very high and exacting standard including the outdoor areas. It is set in a tranquil area just outside Killarney with the Gap of Dunloe on its doorstep but also very accessible to the town. The restaurant and breakfast experience is a must and the coffee is excellent. Bedrooms are spotless with lots of space and really comfortable with amazing views from the balconies. The day itself was just magic, every one of our guests commented on the staff in the Dunloe and how lovely everyone was to deal with. The check-in process was seamless even though many guests were checking in at the same time after the ceremony. I think the staff also did a great job of making both sets of parents feel extra special and offering them loads of help. The food and wine were better than we could ever have hoped and the service was what made all the difference. The team in the Dunloe is what makes the venue so incredible and we could not recommend it enough for anyone looking for a very special wedding day. Thank you to everyone in the Dunloe for all your effort and making our day so speciall!
by Fiona & John
on Thu, 5th of July, 2018
Our wedding in June at the Dunloe Hotel exceeded our expectations and we could not have chosen a better venue and group of people to work with. Jason, Kayla, Simon and all of the staff at the Dunloe help made our day absolutely perfect. In the lead up to the wedding every query was dealt with in

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super speed time and any help we needed with anything was given without question - Kayla was always on the ball! On the day itself we were absolutely pampered and so were each of our guests - we did not have to worry about one thing - everything was seamless. Not only were each of the staff highly professional, making sure that everyone had enough to eat and drink at all times, but also very personable which added a bit of magic to the day. We couldn’t have asked for more and could not recommend this hotel and people enough to anyone wanting a special wedding experience.

kind regards,

Fiona.
by Deirdre & John Sheehan
on Thu, 5th of January, 2017
We held our wedding in the Dunloe Hotel in October 2016 and cannot recommend it highly enough. The venue is spectacular, set on beautiful grounds overlooking the stunning Gap of Dunloe. Jason, Veerpal, Duncan and the hotel staff were extremely professional and helpful and couldn't do enough to

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ensure that our day ran smoothly and that everyone was catered for. Duncan (restaurant manager) was very helpful during our food-tasting visit and shared his expertise in helping us to choose our menu and wines. The food and service was exceptional on the day and many of our guests commented that it was the best 5-star meal and service they had ever experienced.

We were very happy with the support and communication we received from hotel management throughout the 9 months of wedding planning. All requests were catered for and nothing was ever a problem.

I look forward to returning to the Dunloe Hotel in Spring 2018 when renovations are completed and am only sorry that we cannot return sooner to celebrate our one-year anniversary in October! Very Best wishes to all of the staff and thank you again for making our wedding day so special!

Deirdre & John Sheehan.
by niamh
on Thu, 8th of December, 2016
Right from the very beginning when we went to view The Dunloe. We knew that it was the place for us. The combination of the beautiful setting of the hotel, amazing food and then to the friendliness & helpfulness of all staff, we knew this was where we wanted to have our wedding.

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we arrived we were treated so well by Jason, Veerpal and the team they were outstanding from start to finish. They worked tirelessly and attentively throughout our stay and on the day to make this a very special day for us and our guests.

All our guest commented on just how relaxed our day was and how everything ran so smoothly and efficiently. They all fell in love with the hotel and its gorgeous surroundings of the Dunloe and spoke so highly on how fantastic the meal and service was throughout the whole stay. If you want a wedding venue to stand out from the rest then book The Dunloe, you won’t be disappointed.

We are looking forward to visiting again in 2018.
You all made our day one to remember.

Thanks a mill
Niamh & Colm
by Mairead and John
on Sun, 30th of October, 2016

We had our wedding reception at The Dunloe on 30 July 2016 and it truly was the best day of our lives. We chose The Dunloe as our wedding venue because the location is simply stunning and the service is TOP CLASS. From start to finish, Jason The Hotel Manager and his team were so professional and

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accommodating. We are living in Perth and planned our wedding from Australia. The planning process ran very smoothly - Jason was always very responsive to our emails and gave us some great suggestions for our wedding day. On the morning of our wedding, we received a wonderful text from Jason wishing us a great day and telling us to relax, sit back and enjoy our day in the knowledge that he and his team would look after everything. This reassurance really put our minds at ease and true to his word, Jason and his team (Veerpal the Duty Manager, Duncan the Restaurant Manager and Frank the Doorman in particular) were sensational and took exceptional care of us and all our guests. The weather was beautiful and we took our professional photos on the breathtaking grounds of The Dunloe. We were spoilt for choice with the picturesque setting and taking our photos at The Dunloe allowed us to spend more time with our wedding guests. Jason also made sure the bridal party were pampered during our photo session by sending down champagne, strawberries and canapés. All of these wonderful touches are what sets Jason and his team at The Dunloe apart from other wedding venues. We were treated like royalty during our stay at The Dunloe and we will forever be grateful to Jason for helping to make our wedding day so special and memorable. The meal was fantastic and our guests are still reminiscing about their fabulous day at The Dunloe. Everything and everyone was catered for from dietary requirements to entertainment for children, with a fabulous outdoor playground. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend The Dunloe to any couple who want a 5 star wedding experience! The Dunloe is a truly magical venue and we cannot wait to return for our anniversary in 2018. Thank you so much Jason for making the most important day of our lives perfect in every way! Mairéad & John
by Ronald Whyte
on Thu, 27th of October, 2016
Myself and my wife had our wedding reception at The Dunloe at the end of September 2016. Since the day, there has been nothing but praise for the hotel and experience encountered by all of our guests. We chose The Dunloe as it ticked all the requirements we were looking for to thoroughly enjoy and

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feel at ease on our wedding day.
From the moment you enter the long tree lined avenue, with lush green fields containing the cows and horses, you know that you are entering somewhere special which is lovingly maintained. The grounds themselves are amazing and the backdrop to the gap of Dunloe is spectacular and there are no shortage of areas where photographers will want to get a few shots in.
The run up to our wedding could not have gone smoother with the assistance of the management and staff at The Dunloe, in particular Jason (the General manager) and his deputy manager. We were assisted and advised on the bands, room decorating, flowers and pretty much anything we needed to ensure a perfect day.
The food.......Yes a big talking point......all I can say is that you will not be disappointed, in fact every bit of feedback was overwhelmingly positive. With a food and wine tasting offered complimentary prior to the wedding day, we chose our starters, soup, mains and dessert and as promised by Duncan (the restaurant manager) it was exactly as it was presented on the day, with outstanding service throughout the meal and no shortage for those who requested a bit more!
The rooms have recently been upgraded throughout the hotel and were very comfortable. Complimentary use of the indoor swimming pool and leisure facilities were also enjoyed by those guests staying.
As we also had some children at our wedding, they were entertained at the outdoor playground and at the childrens facilities in the evening with movies and activities. Child minders were upon recommendation from the Dunloe.
Overall, we cannot recommend highly enough considering The Dunloe for a wedding!

by Una Twomey
on Mon, 24th of October, 2016
We had our wedding reception at The Dunloe on the 7th October 2016. One word for it "CLASS". From the gorgeous grounds and trees outside with their beautiful coloured autumn leaves falling, the spectacular view of the Gap of Dunloe at the front of the hotel and the castle and River Laune down in

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the valley at the back. Jason and Veerpal the managers are a great combination together, along with all the amazing staff so helpful and friendly, nothing was a bother down to the stable gang who brought out the majestic Halfinger Horse "Sophie" for photographs by our request, not a problem :) The food was out of this world, the Park suite has lovely views and natural light for the reception. The Dunloe is an exceptional venue in every way and we look forward to visiting again in 2018 and thank you for making our wedding day a truly magical experience.

Una & Jerry
by John Leane
on Mon, 24th of October, 2016
We selected the Dunloe as our wedding venue because we primarily wanted somewhere picturesque for the ceremony. The hotel has a variety of options for hosting the civil ceremony that are so perfect, it’s almost impossible to choose. We were immediately excited with the idea of a perfectly sunny

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day and getting married outdoors in the garden, followed by drinks reception in the thatch cottage. That excitement carried all the way through to the day before the wedding when the chance of rain was forecast and we though it better to play it safe and to instead get married indoors in the Beaufort suite. The Beaufort suite has large windows which looks out on the mystical Gap of Dunloe. We only had 70 guests but this large and spacious room felt perfectly full, aisle perfectly formed and toddlers trying to escape their parents coloured the otherwise open and unused areas of the venue, it couldn’t have been more perfect. While the hotel is only 5 minutes’ drive to the Gap of Dunloe, our photographer was satisfied that the Dunloe Hotel grounds and gardens provided more than enough photo opportunities to capture the occasion with a variety of backdrops. Ours wasn’t a typical wedding as we wished to combine the best of Irish with the best of polish wedding traditions. We were anxious about this from the very first day we met the Hotel Manager Jason Clifford. That was the only time we considered Jason to be the manager as he quickly became our wedding planner, our ideas man and our solution provider. Polish tradition requires food to be available throughout the day and night to snack on while they drink. In response to this, the hotel provided a buffet that ran from after the main wedding dinner till the early hours of the morning. This worked great, not only for the polish requirements but it also allowed us provide food for evening guests. Everybody spoke extremely highly of the quality and quantity of food provided throughout the day and night. The evening guests ate and mingled with the main wedding party while the band set up and everyone was perfectly ‘oiled’ when the music started. Our only regret was that the first we saw of the incredible bridal suite was 4am in the morning when we eventually made it to bed. We didn’t get to enjoy the bridal suite but we still wouldn’t have changed anything about the day, it was perfect! A huge thanks to Jason. I don’t know who ran the hotel that day as Jason seemed to be omnipresent ensuring everything was running like clockwork from our arrival for the ceremony until late at night. Jason, thanks for helping us make the day everything we wanted it to be!!
by Valarie & Tommy
on Thu, 20th of October, 2016
My husband and I got married here on the 30th august 2013 , from start to finish our day was flawless . We had our civil ceremony here in the maple room , with views that would take your breath away . Elisabeth looked after our day in every way possible , she went above and beyond for us . I would

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highly recommend anyone planning a wedding to consider the Dunloe highly . The setting , the staff , the location are none I have ever experienced before . We look forward to returning for our anniversary next year!
by Elaine & Coleman
on Wed, 19th of October, 2016
A FANTASTIC WEDDING!! My Husband and I got married in The Dunloe on the 28th September 2013. From the first visit to see the hotel Jason and the team were absolutely fantastic. Nothing we asked for was ever a problem - even a big screen to watch the hurling final replay was no problem and all our

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guests loved it! The day of our wedding was just seamless from start to finish, Jason was waiting at the front door with champagne for us on our arrival and the minibus was on standby to transport the bridal party around the grounds for our photographs. The photographs are beautiful such a stunning location! While we were taking our photographs our guests were treated to delicious canapés. All the staff in the hotel were so friendly and helpful and made our guests day and our day even better than we had hoped for. The reception room was just beautiful. The meal was without doubt top class and 5 star service from all from start to finish, all our guests are still raving about the meal. The staff were always on hand to offer extra servings of meat or vegetables and there were plenty of options on the children’s menu. We cannot recommend The Dunloe highly enough, the location, the staff, the service , everything is TOP CLASS!! A massive Thank you to Jason and all you Staff for giving us the wedding of our dreams. Also a special mention to Bridie who took such great care of us on the top table!
by Lara O carroll and Bryan McDermott
on Wed, 19th of October, 2016
If you are looking for an exceptional wedding experience with delicious food in a beautiful setting then the Dunloe hotel is an excellent choice.

We travelled from Dublin for our wedding in August 2014. We wanted to create a holiday atmosphere for our guests and we weren't disappointed.

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Service: Jason Clifford and his team created a wonderful atmosphere for the wedding and couldn't have been any more helpful.

2. Food: the food was restaurant standard and all of our guests were nothing but complimentary about it.

3. Location: you cant get a better setting for a wedding than the gap of Dunloe. If you are looking for wedding photos in a picturesque setting then the Dunloe is a perfect choice.

I couldn't recommend this hotel more for a wedding.

Special thanks to :
Jason Clifford hotel manager
Oliver assistant manager
Duncan restaurant manager
Bridie part of the wedding reception team

These people went out of there way to create a magnificent atmosphere for myself and my wife and all of our guests. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on our anniversary.
by Afshin A.
on Sun, 9th of October, 2016
The Dunloe is by far one of the best hotel wedding venues I have ever seen. The staff is friendly, punctual, efficient, and most of all accommodating. All of our guests complimented the food, the ambiance, and the entire experience. I will admit that I was expecting a major disaster to occur, but it

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never did. Veerpal and Jason were excellent managers and coordinators, and were on top of everything. If I had to do it all over again, I would not hesitate to give my highest recommendation to get married at The Dunloe. You will not regret it.
by Laura and Glen
on Sat, 8th of October, 2016
We had the most perfect September wedding at the Dunloe. Ourselves, and our guests will never forget it. It began with our initial contact with Jason. He was very clear and concise in his correspondence and prompt in his replies. We planned our wedding remotely (from Canada), and a few chats, a

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Skype, and a visit to the hotel (in the off season) by the bride’s parents were all we needed to book the venue, sight unseen by the bride and groom. Jason then arranged for a tasting in the first week of opening, as the bride was in Ireland for a week. Her and her mother and father could not say enough about the exquisite look and taste of the food. The groom received photos as it happened, and could nearly taste the dishes, 6600 Kilometers away. The remainder of the planning could not have gone better, and the rest of the hotel staff matched Jason’s promptness and professionalism as we made the final touches, and as our guests booked their rooms. On the day of the wedding, upon arrival at the Dunloe, all we heard as the bride and groom (after congratulations) was “Did you see the rooms” or “This hotel is beautiful” or “I have never seen a hotel like this in all my life”. Our Canadian guests were in awe of the venue itself, and the surrounding grounds. The awe was matched by even the local Irish guests, who had the same gasps at the beautiful venue and breathtaking sights, as though they were seeing the country for the first time. Once the dinner bell rang, we were again stunned by the beauty of the venue, and the views from the reception room. The dinner was perfect, with Jason and his staff in contact with each other via earpieces, any minor plate changes due to preference and the like were handled so quickly, it’s as though every guest had their own personal server. I, as the groom, enjoyed watching my guests enjoy themselves throughout the meal, and discuss with wide eyes how wonderful everything was, how nice the meal was, and how prompt and perfect the service was. The location of the reception area made it feel as though we had the entire hotel to ourselves. The remainder of the evening continued to be perfect. The balcony off the reception area allowed our guests to mingle in many different ways, and still felt as though they were right in the middle of the dance floor. Finally, upon receiving our wedding photos, which were captured entirely on the grounds, it was abundantly clear our selection of The Dunloe was correct, and perfect in every way. We look forward to our regular return as guests, so we can further enjoy the hotel and grounds, relive our wedding day, and experience the rest and relaxation offered at The Dunloe.
by Kirsten and Michael
on Sat, 8th of October, 2016
Our wedding in the Dunloe was truly a magical and unforgettable day with a story having started so many years ago having come full circle.

My husbands mother was born in Beaufort and as a young woman worked in housekeeping in the Dunloe before she got married in St Mary's parish church in the

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quaint village she was born.

When Michael showed me the beautiful little church I wanted nothing more than starting our journey together in the same place where his parents once said their vows. When we were shown the Dunloe in the winter of 2015, when assistant manager Veerpal opened up the hotel us to view, there was no doubt in our minds: this was to be the venue for our day!

From the start we trusted every detail would be perfect as also for example our wedding photographer, hairdresser and the leader of our band who had experience with the wedding team, assured us we could just sit back and leave everything up to Jason and his staff for our day to be ran smoothly.

I will never forget the incredible morning of my wedding day, being treated like royalty, sitting in my gorgeous room getting ready, looking out at the fields with newborn Haflinger foals, and the backdrop of The Gap! I remember thinking: "how in the world did a simple girl from the Netherlands end up in a place like this, marrying an Irish man and having a wedding seen in the movies?"

Cathriona, our hairdresser was slagging me off, laughing, saying she never had experienced such a relaxed bride before! But I could never have truly relaxed so much as not having been for Jason, Veerpal and Simon in the background running the show with no hiccups whatsoever!

Our guests were raving about the beautiful setting, the quality of the food and drinks, telling us they had never been at a wedding like ours! Now you may say they might have just been polite, but our auntie Bridie's high praises are not spoken lightly, let me assure you that much :-)

We can not recommend The Dunloe and its wedding team highly enough! THANK YOU Jason, Veerpal and Simon and everyone else at the Dunloe for making our day so memorable!!

We are looking forward to return for our first wedding anniversary the 16th of April 2017 and many more after that!
by Thomas Phillips-Howard
on Sat, 1st of October, 2016
We had a fantastic wedding at The Dunloe, The staff were amazing and went above and beyond to help our needs.
When its sunny, the views are spectacular, I would whole-heartedly recommend The Dunloe.
by Cathy
on Thu, 29th of September, 2016
We had our wedding at The Dunloe in July 2015 and we can’t say enough about how amazing the whole experience was.
The Dunloe Hotel Management and Staff provided 5 star support and service to us from when we began planning the wedding until the day we checked out. They were all friendly and

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professional and nothing was too much trouble (Thank You Jason)
Even in early conversations, when we were just enquiring, no amount of questioning was too much for them, Jason answered all emails immediately and with great patience.
Our food tasting was a very enjoyable experience hosted by Duncan who went to though all questions we had with regards the food & wine.
The hotel itself is stunning, from the grounds to the castle where we took all our wedding shot which turned out amazing and the beautiful Park Suite ballroom where we danced the night away.
We delivered some personal decorations to the hotel before the wedding and we were delighted to see our personal touches so beautifully placed around the venue on the day.
The red carpet drinks reception was beautiful and our guests are still talking about the fabulous Meal, 5 star restaurant quality all the way, the party food was also delicious.
We were delighted on the day of the wedding when we were upgraded to the Penthouse Suite which was just fabulous (even though we only got to spend a few hrs there). Many of our guests also had their rooms upgraded too.
On what could have been a stressful day for us, we had absolutely NO worries at all, everything ran so smoothly and professionally we didn’t have to worry about a thing and we really just relaxed and enjoyed the whole day.
Honestly, we could go on and on about how brilliant the hotel is - suffice to say, if you are considering having a Killarney wedding then do not hesitate to choose The Dunloe as your perfect fairy-tale venue - you WONT regret it, not only is it in a great setting, it is a really gorgeous hotel and the staff are AMAZING.
by Jevon
on Thu, 29th of September, 2016
This hotel and its staff are amazing and flawless. Myself and my now wife had our wedding reception there. It was prefect in every detail. Thank you so much Jason, Veerpal and Simon. We will be back!!
by Sarah
on Thu, 29th of September, 2016
We recently had our wedding at the Dunloe on September 16th 2016. I can honestly say I do not have a single negative as the venue and the staff on the day were simply out of this world. Every possible eventuality was taken care of and we really felt taken care of, safe in the knowledge that we and

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our guests were being taken care of. The food was also fantastic at the drinks reception, evening meal and the following morning. I'd like to thank the management and staff for all their help with preparing for our wedding day.
by Chris & Grace
on Thu, 29th of September, 2016
We chose The Dunloe as our wedding venue and could not have wished for a more fantastic day.
From visiting in September for our tasting to the actual wedding day itself in May, Jason and the team were first class throughout.
The location is superb as you can see for yourself from the pictures and

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every member of staff went above and beyond to make not just us but all of our guests feel totally at ease and welcome.
We had a humanist ceremony in the conference centre so everything on the day was under one roof - and from the outset we could tell that this is what these guys do for a living - everything ran so smoothly and whilst Jason and Veerpal were never on show they were always there if we needed anything.
Pity you only do this once - we can but hope somebody we know gets married at The Dunloe in the future so we can go back experience it all again.
by Denice Lucey
on Fri, 26th of August, 2016
We recently held our wedding reception at the Dunloe, it was amazing from start to finish! Jason and Veerpal where amazing they could not do enough for us, they where always on hand to ensure both ourselves and our guests had the best day! The food was amazing on the day and the service could not be

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faulted! Thank you so much to everyone at the Dunloe for giving us the best day of our lives and a day we will never forget! Denice and Aaron
by Louise and Donogh
on Tue, 23rd of August, 2016
We were married on the 17th June at The Dunloe Castle Hotel, and honestly cannot fault it. From the beautiful location to the efficient and friendly staff, it was a magical from start to finish. Jason and his team were on hand to cater for every need and nothing was too small or big for them. All

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our guests had nothing but praise for The Dunloe and understandably so. Everyone commented especially on the quality of the food, which showcased the best of local Kerry produce. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Jason and his team for a truly wonderful day.
by Christopher and Trish O Sullivan
on Mon, 22nd of August, 2016
We had our wedding at The Dunloe on the 24th of June 2016 and it was such a wonderful event from start to finish.

We chose this venue due to its spectacular views. The Manager Jason and Assistant Manager Veerpal were excellent to deal with. They were very accommodating not only on the day but in

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the lead up to the wedding.

The grounds of The Dunloe provided the perfect backdrop for our photos and is guaranteed to wow your guests.

We began our day by having our Christian marriage ceremony in the beautiful Beaufort Suite which is adjacent to the hotel and provides stunning views of the Gap Of Dunloe.

The drinks reception held in the hotel was amazing with breathtaking views and friendly staff handing out canapés so our guests would not go hungry before the reception.

The function room where our reception took place was beautifully presented and also offered our guests some fantastic views of the grounds around the hotel. The food was exquisite and is still spoken about by our guests.

The children were also well looked after on the day with a buffet meal in the restaurant. As the adults were having their meal the children enjoyed the Kidz Club where they got to play some games and watch movies. They all wanted to return the following day. This club is run exceptionally well by the hotel and local child minders.

The management and staff at The Dunloe provided excellent service and were very courteous to our family and friends throughout the entire day.

Now as Husband and Wife we look back at our wedding day with such fantastic memories that will last with us forever.

From the bottom of our hearts we would like to say a special thank you to Jason, Veerpal and all the staff at The Dunloe.

The Dunloe is a spectacular venue for your wedding day and we could not recommend it highly enough.

Christopher and Trish O' Sullivan. Xx
by Grace & David
on Mon, 15th of August, 2016
We had our wedding in The Dunloe on the 23rd of July 2016. We chose this venue due to its amazing views of the gap of Dunloe and scenery and the extremely high standard of service the hotel provided. We were not disappointed !!! The manager Jason and assistant manager Veerpal were just excellent to

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deal with. They accommodated everything we wanted for our wedding and provided assistance on the finer details such as timing, food, wine and any other queries we had. They were always available to us and made our wedding preparations calm and enjoyable. We had a florist from cork who made our floral centre pieces , all colours linking to the theme of our wedding and scenery colours of The Dunloe. We wanted to bring in the beautiful colours and grounds surrounding the Dunloe into our wedding reception .
The grounds of The Dunloe provided the perfect backdrop for the drinks reception and meal in the function room, with its beautiful scenery .
We also took all of our photos on the grounds down by the old ruin which over looks the river. This was just spectacular !
The service provided on the day was outstanding and lived up to its 5star rating. No stone was left unturned for us due to the excellent service provided by Jason and his team .The food and wine was fabulous and was praised by many guests . It was a magical day for us from the time we arrived to the fireworks display at the end. We would like to thank all the staff, Jason and Veerpal for such an unforgettable experience. A truly five star experience provided by The Dunloe .
by Linda and Barry
on Mon, 18th of July, 2016
My husband and I had the pleasure of getting married in The Dunloe in early July. I just have to write a review of what an outstanding venue and experience it was for us. We live in the ME and as you can imagine it was not easy to plan a wedding for 180 people from here, however Jason and all the

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staff just made it a seamless process for us. For anyone thinking of holding their wedding there please go ahead, you are in great great hands! Food, drinks, ambiance, accommodation, scenery, it was all outstanding!
by Joanne and Alex
on Mon, 18th of July, 2016
My partner and I got married in the Dunloe early June 2016. What can I say, we had the best day of our lives!

We live in Perth, Australia and to be honest I had my doubts about planning a wedding from this far away, however I shouldn’t have worried as Jason Clifford had it all under control. My

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many many many emails to Jason were always responded within 24 hours and always very professional. Jason always made us feel at ease throughout the whole wedding planning process.

We checked in along with many of our family and friends before the wedding day and everyone fell in love with this hotel. It is set in a beautiful location and the staff could not do enough for you. I stayed in the bridal suite overlooking the gap the night before the wedding and it was nothing but amazing! To wake up to that view on the morning of our wedding was fabulous!!

We had our civil ceremony in the hotel also. On the wedding day itself, I thought like any bride I would be a bag of nerves, but alas I wasn’t! The Dunloe definitely played a factor in my relaxed approach, as knowing Jason, Veerpal and Simon were there handling everything was bliss! They co-ordinated everything so well on the day along with their staff.

After the ceremony, we had plans to go to Killarney for photos but we never ended up leaving the hotel! The grounds were just so beautiful there was no need to leave.

I could not recommend the Dunloe highly enough. All our family and friends are still talking about our beautiful wedding, the food, the scenery. We are so glad we got married in the Dunloe, it was a fabulous day and one we will always have lovely memories of. We look forward to visiting again soon.

Joanne & Alex Lamont (Perth, Australia)
by Martin & Emma
on Sun, 26th of June, 2016
We could not be happier with the service and quality we experienced from the staff at the Dunloe for our Wedding. From the planning process, to the tasting and then the day itself we were blown away by the professionalism and quality of the whole experience. Our guests continue to say how beautiful

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the setting was, and that the food was the best they had tasted at a Wedding. The staff always made us feel at ease and made the whole planning experience as stress free as possible. We are both so thrilled at how the day itself turned out and that is testament to the staff at the Dunloe. We are beyond delighted, and grateful, that we chose it as our Wedding Venue. Jason, Veerpal and the team made the whole experience a very enjoyable one, and we cannot wait to visit again soon.
by James and Elisabeth
on Wed, 20th of April, 2016
My husband and I live in Birmingham but decided to have our wedding in Kerry as this is where my family are from. While on holiday we arranged to visit a number of potential venues. A number of people had recommended The Dunloe to us and once we visited it we knew why. From the moment we entered the

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long drive down to the hotel we knew it was a special place. The manager Jason was fantastic. He was so thorough when showing us around. We had our three young children with us and he made a real fuss of them which they loved.

The hotel is absolutely stunning and the view of the Gap is out of this world. It really is in a beautiful location and there is so much to do in and around the hotel we knew it would be a fantastic place for all our guests, especially as a large number would be travelling from England. Having young children, a major plus was that the hotel is so family friendly.

Throughout the planning Jason was so helpful. Any queries we had were promptly answered and he made the whole process a lot less stressful than we thought it would be.
A large number of our guests stayed at the hotel for a few days. They all said that the service was outstanding. All the staff were so attentive and friendly. They made everyone feel like VIPs.
On the day, the wedding was amazing from start to finish. We didn’t have to worry about a thing as Jason, Verdeep and the team had everything perfectly organised and running smoothly. The venue was perfect, it looked beautiful, the food was delicious and all the guests commented on what an amazing place it was. The staff were so helpful. One of our guests lost wipes for her baby and one of the staff actually went to the shop to get some for her!
We will definitely come back to the hotel with our children, as will a number of our guests, as it is such a fabulous place.

We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough if you are looking for a wedding venue in Kerry. We had 5 star treatment from beginning to end!
by Glen Lovas
on Tue, 3rd of November, 2015
We had the most perfect wedding in September at the Dunloe. Ourselves, and our guests will never forget it. It began with our initial contact with Jason. He was very clear and concise in his correspondence and prompt in his replies. We planned our wedding remotely (from Canada), and a few chats, a

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Skype, and a visit to the hotel (in the off season) by the bride’s parents were all we needed to book the venue, sight unseen by the bride and groom. Jason then arranged for a tasting in the first week of opening, as the bride was in Ireland for a week. Her and her mother and father could not say enough about the exquisite look and taste of the food. The groom received photos as it happened, and could nearly taste the dishes, 6600 Kilometres away. The remainder of the planning could not have gone better, and the rest of the hotel staff matched Jason’s promptness and professionalism as we made the final touches, and as our guests booked their rooms. On the day of the wedding, upon arrival at the Dunloe, all we heard as the bride and groom (after congratulations) was “Did you see the rooms” or “This hotel is beautiful” or “I have never seen a hotel like this in all my life”. Our Canadian guests were in awe of the venue itself, and the surrounding grounds. The awe was matched by even the local Irish guests, who had the same gasps at the beautiful venue and breathtaking sights, as though they were seeing the country for the first time. Once the dinner bell rang, we were again stunned by the beauty of the venue, and the views from the reception room. The dinner was perfect, with Jason and his staff in contact with each other via earpieces, any minor plate changes due to preference and the like were handled so quickly, it’s as though every guest had their own personal server. I, as the groom, enjoyed watching my guests enjoy themselves throughout the meal, and discuss with wide eyes how wonderful everything was, how nice the meal was, and how prompt and perfect the service was. The location of the reception area made it feel as though we had the entire hotel to ourselves. The remainder of the evening continued to be perfect. The balcony off the reception area allowed our guests to mingle in many different ways, and still felt as though they were right in the middle of the dance floor. Finally, upon receiving our wedding photos, which were captured entirely on the grounds, it was abundantly clear our selection of The Dunloe was correct, and perfect in every way. We look forward to our regular return as guests, so we can further enjoy the hotel and grounds, relive our wedding day, and experience the rest and relaxation offered at The Dunloe.
by Darren & Jo
on Mon, 26th of October, 2015
Hi There

My beautiful amazing wife and I got married here on the last weekend of September 2015 and wow wow wow we couldn't have asked for a better day - this hotel and the staff are absolutely fabulous and our family and friends are still talking about it a month later.

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describe how amazing this hotel is – everything about the place oozes class and 5 star hospitality from the second you enter the hotel.

The manager Jason is top top class – the staff are super-efficient and extremely professional and they tend to your every need from the moment you turn up the picturesque drive way

The drinks and food are second to none and I don’t say that lightly – the restaurant food is just simply outstanding– the service is absolutely stupendous

The gym , steam room and pool are situated so you can take in the excellent gardens and the scenic views are to die for

If you are ever thinking about a proper 5 star getaway in the amazing beautiful kingdom of Kerry one would be foolish not to stay here and literally kick back in heaven for a few days

Of course with the amenities and scenic views around Killarney you will want to get out and about but if at all possible please sit back for at least 48 hours and I promise you that you will come away from this hotel feeling like not a million dollars but a trillion dollars

Thanks to all the staff and Jason the manager for having us and our guests – each and every one of them are talking about when they will be returning again - we wish we could replay our special day here again and again

Thanks to all at the Dunloe for making us feel special and contributing towards the best day of our lives x x

by Ian Trinder
on Wed, 21st of October, 2015
We got married at the Dunloe Hotel in September and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The hotel itself is set on spectacular land which is guaranteed to wow guests, but it was overshadowed by the service and attention to detail from the management and staff at the hotel. In the run up

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to our wedding Jason, Veerpal, and the rest of the team continuously went above and beyond to help us organise and get ready, and offer advice when needed. On the day itself the service was first rate and we were looked after so well. The food was a highlight and many of our guests commented how amazing it was! We couldn't recommend the Dunloe any higher.
by Joanna and Darren
on Sat, 3rd of October, 2015
My beautiful amazing wife and I got married here on the last weekend of September 2015

Words cannot describe how amazing this hotel is – everything about the place oozes class and 5 star hospitality

The manager Jason is top top class – the staff are super-efficient and extremely

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professional and they tend to your every need from the moment you turn up the picturesque drive way

The drinks and food are second to none and I don’t say that lightly – the restaurant food is just simply outstanding– the service is absolutely stupendous

The gym , steam room and pool are situated so you can take in the excellent gardens and the scenic views are to die for

If you are ever thinking about a proper 5 star getaway in the amazing beautiful kingdom of Kerry one would be foolish not to stay here and literally kick back in heaven for a few days

Of course with the amenities and scenic views around Killarney you will want to get out and about but if at all possible please sit back for at least 48 hours and I promise you that you will come away from this hotel feeling like not a million dollars but a trillion dollars

Thanks to all the staff and Jason the manager for having us and our guests – each and every one of them are talking about when they will be returning again

We hope to have many anniversaries and holidays there for years to come – just superb

PS: This hotel is also dog friendly

by Dave and ciara
on Fri, 2nd of October, 2015
Magical place to have a wedding, Jason and all the team went over and above to make our day perfect, great place, great hotel , great people
by Shelia & Garry
on Thu, 1st of October, 2015
Fantastic Experience – Wish we could do it again.
We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending The Dunloe for your wedding reception.
As soon as we had been shown around The Dunloe we knew that we had found our perfect venue.
As soon as you arrive at the grounds you realise you are in

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for a very special experience. The hotel is approached along a driveway lined with trees and set between vast green fields and wonderful scenery.
The hotel grounds are stunning and make for wonderful wedding photos with the Gap of Dunloe visible to the front of the Hotel.
The Hotel Manager Jason was very helpful and friendly and we found him more than willing to help us with any queries we had regarding our big day.
Our food tasting was a very enjoyable experience hosted by Duncan who went to great lengths to ensure we had all of the information needed to make the correct choices for our meal.
Our wedding day was fantastic from start to finish and The Dunloe had a huge part to play in the overall experience.
The drinks reception was fantastic and really got our guests relaxed and in party mood for the evening. The meal was absolutely fabulous and the wine we had chosen also went down a treat.
Our families and guests had a fantastic day and we can't thank all of the staff at The Dunloe highly enough for contributing so much to making our day one that we will all remember forever.
by Darren Deasy
on Thu, 1st of October, 2015
The initial meeting
Myself and my wife travelled around to many different locations looking for a wedding venue, we decided to visit the Dunloe Hotel. It was a Saturday in the afternoon when we had our viewing appointment. As we drove down the long drive entering the hotel this place was ticking

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all he boxes. It beautiful setting was breathtaking and left us speechless, my wife said to me “this place is special”. The Dunloe Hotel certainly embraces the 5 star standard. We were met with a smile and warm welcome and then taken on a tour of the hotel.

The planning process
During the planning process with the wedding coordinator Jason, we always felt like things were in order, we always had a constant line of communication with him there was no such thing as stupid question!! They made life very easy for us with their online award winning wedding guide helping us with wedding planning and seating arrangement etc. Their professional and efficient approach made it very easy for us to work with them.

Our wedding
On the 11th July 2015 myself and my wife got married it was one of the most important day of our life’s and the Dunloe experience made it even more memorable. We arrived at the hotel in the afternoon and our guest had already arrived, they were greeted with champagne reception in the beautiful reception room looking out at the dramatic mountains.

All of our guests looked so relaxed and at ease and this flowed throughout the day. The food was beautiful and served with a smile from the very friendly staff. Each course was perfectly timed, and plate going back was empty some even wanting seconds The room was quickly set up for dancing afterwards, again requests were made, props in place etc. Through the day Jason & Veerpal and the staff were very attentive to our every needs continuously going the extra mile to make our stay and all our guests stay the best it could be.

A few months later I still have guests raving about our big day thanks to Jason and his team in the Dunloe Hotel
by Gillian & Gearoid Murphy
on Fri, 25th of September, 2015
We recently celebrated our wedding reception at the Dunloe Hotel in August 2015 and to say it was beyond fantastic would be an understatement and we could not recommend it highly enough as a Wedding Venue. From the moment we selected the hotel, Jason was beyond helpful with any query, no matter how

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big or small. Each time we visited the hotel during in the lead up, food tasting or just general inquiry we were greeted by Jason and his warm and friendly team who made you feel at home immediately. As for the day itself it was absolutely amazing, everything ran without a hitch. The whole day from the drinks reception, with its breathtaking views of The Gap of Dunloe were soaked up by our guests, every detail of our reception was beautifully presented & the food was exquisite and is still spoken about by our guests to this day! After the wedding, many of our guests not only complimented the hotel‘s surroundings and amenities (which is fantastic for children) but also said it was without doubt the best wedding they were ever at!. It was truly great to hear our guests say as it was our primary focus but this would not have being achievable with the expertise & 5 star support of the Dunloe staff .The Bridal suite itself was pure luxury, with breath taking scenery from the balcony. It was the undoubtedly the most outstanding day that will forever be etched in our memories and we would like to thank Jason and all this team especially Veerpal/Duncan for making our wedding such a memorable & special experience. Gillian & Gearoid Murphy
by Niall O Callaghan
on Sun, 20th of September, 2015
A Real 5 Star Wedding !!! My wife and I came across The Dunloe by chance it was only the second hotel we looked at but the last one once we saw the location and meet with Jason the manager. The location will blow you away with its surrounding lake , plush gardens , onsite castle and roaming

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horses all in the shadow of The Gap of Dunloe a truly perfect setting for the pictures, We had hoped for an outdoor ceremony but the weather didn't play its part so the morning of the wedding Jason and his team did a great job setting up in the Beaufort Suite at short notice, The day its self was absolutely flawless, Jason and assistant manager Veerpal were at the top of their game and with us for the whole day ensuring everything was perfect. It really was all the little touches that made the day from the capanes delivered to us during the pictures to the Russian speaking waitress assigned to my wife's parents who only spoke Russian. All the guests were stunned with the location , service and most of all the amazing food . The price of a wedding at the hotel is 5 Star prices but when your guests are still talking about your wedding telling you it was one of the best they have been too and thanking you weeks later it makes it worth every penny , If your thinking of The Dunloe for your weddings and its within your budget I guarantee you it will be a wedding to remember !! ...Thank you Dunloe for an unforgettable day !!!! ..P.S make sure you get pictures with their horses and the Gap of Dunloe in the background ..Stunning !!!


by Siobhan and Richard Holland
on Fri, 18th of September, 2015
We got married in The Dunloe back in June of this year 2015. The Dunloe delivered on all of our expectations and more. Right from the start when we fist went down there to the open day we were made feel welcome from the get go. The staff were so friendly and helpful and really made us feel like we

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were the only people they had met that day. The settings were out of this world. Real world class elegance set amongst the backdrop of the Kerry mountains. For such a big hotel it is still so private you really feel like you are the only people there.
We had to look no further once we had seen The Dunloe. We decided on having our ceremony in the beautiful Beaufort Suite and then we had our pictures taken on the grounds of The Dunloe this way we were able to keep all our guests together for the day and it also meant we weren't away from them for too long as this is what we wanted most was to keep it intimate and The Dunloe made sure of this.
Next onto Jason and Veerpal I honestly can't say just how helpful and supportive both of them were throughout the whole 18month process. They always got straight back to me when ever I emailed them which also made planning the wedding so much easier and often put my mind to ease on queries I would have. Queries that to them were probably trivial but they always got back to me promptly and also always had a solution to my queries no matter what I asked the attitude was always if they can do it they will.
The wedding day itself exceeded all expectations. We got married on a Friday but we went down to Kerry and stayed in he Dunloe from the Wednesday with our parents and bridal party. All of the bridal party were upgraded to suites for the duration of their stay including us which was absolutely amamzing. On the Friday Jason and Veerpal co-ordinated the day superbly with out being intrusive, even from having the Dunloe bus to bring us and our bridal party to the area where we were getting our photographs taken which was on site!! Then Canapes being brought down to us so we wouldn't go hungry. It was all the little touches they initiated them selves that really made the day seamless. Our guests are still talking about the food we had guests from England and Singapore who said the food was the best they have ever experienced. The friendliness of the staff isn't cheesy or overwhelming we literally felt like family during our stay. For us it is like a little piece of heaven down there and we couldn't recommend it enough.
by Anne and Derek Molloy
on Mon, 14th of September, 2015
Hi Jason

I can say that the entire wedding experience with yourself and your team at Dunloe was superb. From the very first meeting with you up to and including the day you could never do enough for us. Always professional, always accommodating, the word " problem " is not something that I

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think you would ever use in your diction. I had some special requests in relation to a relative of mine again your team was so helpful.
The experience we had was as I would say a bit like a Carlsberg add. - If there was ever a way a wedding experience should be, well it should be yours.
We had numerous friends that said it was without doubt the best wedding they were ever at ! Even when they reflect back they smile and say .. it was the best one ever.
I could not recommend highly enough the offering you have a wedding venue. I have friends that were at the wedding that have come and stayed with you on numerous occasions since our wedding they liked it so much, In fact the year after our wedding we stayed for our anniversary just to enjoy the ambience and atmosphere as guests.
Very rarely do I say this but there was nothing I would change about the offering that you have. You and your team offer a bride and groom that feeling of being special from the very first moment and even when we go back to visit we always get a great welcome, it is never ending.

Our expectations were exceeded on all fronts and if I was to do it again tomorrow I would change nothing.

You have a fantastic platform and offering and we were lucky to be able to have Dunloe part of our dream for our wedding day. It was a pleasure.

Derek & Anne

by Tracey and Steve
on Thu, 10th of September, 2015
My husband Stephen and I had our wedding reception at The Dunloe last June. To say that it was amazing is an understatement - the service provided at The Dunloe is impeccable. From our first visit prior to our wedding, right through to when we left two days after our wedding, the staff couldn't have

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been nicer. There is a lovely, relaxing atmosphere at the hotel. From the moment you drive onto the grounds, you feel like you're away from distractions and can truly unwind. The staff are friendly yet so professional and nothing was a problem. Jason our wedding co-ordinator at the hotel was fantastic, he made great suggestions to us in the lead up to our wedding and really helped us to plan our day. He went through all the details with us on multiple occasions so we knew exactly what we were getting on the day. On the day itself the wedding reception was timed to perfection - the drinks reception was fabulous and the meal was outstanding - the quality was excellent. We still have guests raving about the meal and about how lovely the staff were. When we arrived at the hotel following the ceremony, we were whisked away for photographs on the beautiful grounds by a a member of the hotel staff who had a car ready for the photographer and us - just one of the lovely added touches proved by The Dunloe. Additionally, before the meal we were presented with complimentary drinks so that we could have a little private time together to chat whilst the staff settled our guests into the reception room. We highly recommend The Dunloe to anyone looking for a venue their wedding. You are guaranteed top quality dining, a relaxing and comfortable stay (the rooms are beautiful!!), and service with personal care and attention, which is exactly what you want for your wedding.
by Paul & Deirdre Byrne
on Wed, 9th of September, 2015
We were recently married and had the good fortune to choose the fabulous Dunloe Hotel as our venue for both the ceremony and the reception. On the day the sun shone brightly and the setting was simply spectacular. The ceremony room, which is adjacent to the hotel, offered beautiful views of the Gap

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of Dunloe and the room was amazing for our special occasion.

The Dunloe Hotel Management and Staff provided 5 star support and service not only on the day, but in the lead up to the wedding. Nothing was left to chance. In effect, they removed the stress and we were made to feel like Royalty.
The reception and meal were outstanding and ticked all the boxes in terms of what we wanted and wished for. The rooms that our guests stayed in were luxurious and the grounds of the hotel provided beautiful gardens for all of our guests to explore and enjoy the following day. Overall, we cannot find fault with any aspect of The Dunloe Hotels major contribution to our wedding day and we would highly recommend this 5 star experience to anyone thinking of getting married in the future

Paul & Deirdre
September 2015
by Sinead and Robert
on Mon, 7th of September, 2015
We recently had our wedding reception at the Dunloe Hotel in May 2015 and it was beyond fantastic. From the moment we selected the hotel to be part of our big day, Jason and his team were ready to help with anything, no matter how big or small. Any time we went to the hotel during the planning

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phase, food tasting we were greeted by Jason and the warm and friendly staff who make you feel at home immediately.
As for the day itself it was absolutely amazing, everything ran very smoothly and calmly. The drinks reception was amazing with the breathtaking views to top off the lovely glasses of bubbles that were flowing. The function room was beautifully laid out and all our extra touches perfectly presented. The food was exquisite and is still spoken about by our guests to this day! The wedding suite itself was pure luxury, as well as the breath taking scenery from the balcony. It was the most sensational day that we will never forget and we would like to thank Jason and all this team for making our wedding so memorable and special.

Mr & Mrs Masters
by Aoife and Donogh
on Sat, 5th of September, 2015
"Honestly, we could not recommend The Dunloe more highly as a wedding venue. As a five star hotel it meets all expectations in terms of an eloquent setting (boasting arguably the most scenic views of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks), luxury and comfort. However, what sets it apart from many other five

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star hotels is its staff and their leader, the hotel manager, Jason Clifford.

In the run up to our wedding, Jason was always contactable and met our every demand with a can-do attitude. No is just not a word that features in his vocabulary. In addition to pandering to all of our needs, the staff at The Dunloe, drawing on their wealth of experience in hosting wedding receptions, provided us with many useful tips and resources which facilitated the event planning process.

The day itself ran without a hitch and not once was myself or my husband ever interrupted with any complications or problems. After the wedding, many of our guests not only complimented the hotel‘s surroundings and amenities but also gushed about how amazing the staff treated them. It was truly great to hear our guests say this because our primary focus in terms of the reception was that our guests would thoroughly enjoy themselves. There is a great amount of comfort in knowing that the hotel’s staffs’ extremely obliging and courteous manner not only extended to me and my husband but to all our guests as well.

Just one example, of the many I could give, of how the hotel staff goes above and beyond their duties without dramatics is how I had forgotten to inform the hotel of a particular guest’s food allergies. The day after our wedding, the particular guest affected came up and thanked me for providing a special menu for her. Mortified, I confessed I had not actually told the hotel about her situation. As it transpires, when ordering she reminded her waiter that she was the guest with the food allergies: wrongly assuming I had already told the hotel of her requirements which had been clearly set out in her RSVP. Rather than telling her it had not being given advance notice, behind the scenes the hotel somehow seamlessly came up with an entirely separate and, I am told, equally delicious menu for her. Each course of which came out in conjunction with our other guests’ courses."
by Una Flynn
on Fri, 21st of August, 2015
WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND Fabulous Location, setting perfect for a wedding. Hotel management and staff could not have done more to accommodate family and guests. Facilities, rooms, restaurant, food etc all surpassed expectations. A big thank you to all staff.
by Margaret and James Holzherr
on Tue, 30th of June, 2015
We had our wedding here in June and it's just the prefect hotel for any couple looking for their venue. The location is prefect with beautiful views of the gap of dunloe along with very highly maintained gardens around the hotel. Prefect for children as they have a play ground and many other

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activities which guests can enjoy . The food was superb, every guest commented on how great it was. All staff were very helpful and the service through out the day was very well organised. Thanks to Jason Clifford and his team especially Veerpal who was on hand throughout the day for anything we needed and couldn't be more helpful. The Dunloe is diffantly the prefect venue to make your wedding day magical.
by Nathalie and Simon
on Tue, 23rd of June, 2015
When we first went about looking at hotels for our wedding we weren’t sure what we were looking for. We didn’t even know exactly what county we would have it. So our list of hotels visited was quite comprehensive. We visited the Dunloe when it was actually under construction during renovations.

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We were met by trucks, labourers etc. but we were still sold on the place. That all started with the grounds and the surrounding views which to say they are spectacular doesn’t quite do it service. We next met Jason – who couldn’t have been nicer to us. He showed us around including where the drinks reception could be (2 choices depending on weather both better than we’d seen anywhere else), the hotel rooms including the bridal suite, where our guests would stay and finally the room where our reception would be. This room is perfectly sized and laid out. It has great natural light coming into it and also has great views from all angles of the surrounding scenery. We were sold.
The leading up to the day itself is always going to be hectic but in Jason we couldn’t have asked for more. He has vast experience of what works and doesn’t and helped us through every step. Recommendations for florists, music, surprises, church or anything else we could possibly think of. Menu tasting also couldn’t have went smoother.
On the day itself everything was just perfect. The venue, the food, the service, the grounds, everything. Couldn't have asked for more. Small touches that you never think about or ask for – the Dunloe delivered. Little things like the canopies and champagne been sent down to us while we were down doing our photos on the opposite end of the grounds to where the drinks reception was. Having a car sent down to pick us up from the photos so we could get back to our guest asap. The Dunloe delivered on everything they said they would and then did a lot more. All our guests are still talking about how amazing it all was and how nice the food was on the day. They really bent over backwards to make our day so special and were so attentive to our every need. The bridal suite was so beautiful and spacious. It needed to be on the morning as there was hairdressers, makeup people, photographers, videographer as well as bridesmaids and family. And yet there is a certain calmness you get while looking out at horses running on the grounds with a backdrop of the gap of Dunloe. All the rooms our guests stayed also had beautiful views. We ourselves will be back at this hotel as it is so special to us now but we were surprised to hear that several of our guests within a week after had booked a weekend later in the year for their families. In closing this is a 5 star hotel but at no point is there a snobby feel about the place. The entire staff couldn’t have been friendlier or nicer. Staff choice is obviously very important to the hotel and it shows. This hotel is part of our lives for the rest of our days and starting your marriage here is getting everything off to the best possible start
by Karina and Cian Murphy
on Fri, 22nd of May, 2015
We had our wedding at the Dunloe in May 2015 and would highly recommend it as a wedding venue. From the very first time that we met with the manager Jason we knew that we were dealing with a real professional. The layout of the hotel and in particular the area for the drinks reception, main function

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room coupled with the beautiful gardens and spectacular views all helped in our final decision to hold our wedding there. The personalised attention that we received in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding made the preparations quite seamless. The software app that the hotel provided us with was another added feature which assisted with the preparations. This proved to be a very user friendly and useful tool for gathering and collating all information along with arranging seating plans etc. On the morning of the wedding we received a text message from the hotel wishing us both the very best and reassuring us that everything would be looked after and for us to sit back and enjoy the day. This was a really nice touch which certainly started our big day on a positive note. Upon our arrival at the hotel, we were met by Jason and his team at the door with prosecco for all of the bridal party. The bridal party were then chauffeured to the hotel gardens for photos. This was another touch which ensured that the bride's dress remained dry after the heavy rains earlier in the day! While taking our photos in the garden, a fabulous array of canapés were brought down to us thereby ensuring that we weren't missing out in the food which all of the other guests were enjoying in the hotel! Everything about the reception was really fantastic. The pre-dinner drinks reception in the upstairs foyer area was enjoyed by all. The mixture of drinks, canapés etc coupled with the magical setting looking out over the Gap of Dunloe put all of the guests in great form and set the theme for a truly memorable day. The main dinner reception was first class in every way. The food was sublime and service excellent. Many of the guests commented afterwards on the friendliness of all of the staff which was very perceptible. Everything throughout the day went off without a hitch and most importantly all of the guests including the bride and groom thoroughly enjoyed the day with lots of positive lasting memories. The hotel venue certainly played a big part in the overall experience.
by Cara Wrenn and Wayne McDonald
on Mon, 4th of May, 2015
We got married on the 1st of June and had our wedding reception at The Dunloe. From the first day that we met Jason to book our wedding, everything was so easy and enjoyable. Jason gave us great advice from the start and helped us find an excellent band 'collage'.

We were totally relaxed

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through-out the day, all of the staff were wonderful. We were able to relax and enjoy our day without any worries. We chose the Dunloe because of the wonderful location. But our main priority prior to the wedding was the food. We wanted all of our guests to enjoy an excellent meal. We have been to so many weddings where the food was a let-down and we didn't want that for our wedding. We really enjoyed our menu tasting prior to the wedding and we were assured that the same standard of food would be served to each of our guests on the day. And this was exactly what happened. Each and every one of our guests have complimented the food which was served both at the meal but also at the drinks reception. Everyone enjoyed it and that was really important to us!

All of the staff at the Dunloe helped make this the best day of our lives. We did not have to think about anything. It was totally stress free which allowed us to enjoy spending the day celebrating with our family and friends.

Also the grounds of the hotel were superb for photographs. This meant that we didn't have to travel elsewhere to take pictures and gave us more time to spend with our guests.

A big big thank you to Jason and all of his wonderful staff!
by Fiona Lanigan and Tony Byrne
on Mon, 4th of May, 2015
A year later, and after many attempts to put our wonderful experience in writing, finally it's time to sum up & tell all readers of this wonderful venue & equally excellent staff. We got married in June 2013 but our experience did not just begin then, instead it was approximately 18 months previous

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when we first met with Mr Jason Clifford the GM of the Dunloe. From our first encounter with Jason it was plain sailing up to and including our wedding day. His utter professionalism his manner, and attention to detail was out of this world, and made our preparations seem miniscule. Jason kept in regular contact without annoying us, advised without putting pressure on us, and on the day was captain of an All Ireland winning team. Our families & friends 12 months on are still talking about Jason, his courteous staff & wonderful venue. We would highly recommend to any reader to visit the Dunloe, sample the menu, and view the scenery before even considering any other location in Cork / Kerry for a wedding or any family occasion. From arrival to departure you are made feel like royalty with every member of staff considerate, courteous, & down to earth, all the time considering this is a 5 Star Hotel. Duncan in the restaurant on the morning of our wedding with his natural charm & wit reassured the groom & put nerves to bed. A true professional who was also raved about afterwards by visiting guests at our wedding. This review could extend for many more paragraphs but instead of ranting on & on the best advice is to visit here yourself, experience the Wow factor it has to offer, walk the grounds & witness the natural beauty that encompasses the place, then go in , have a drink, walk around, see for yourself, the friendly atmosphere and taste the fine menu on offer, you won't be disappointed. The Dunloe in a word 'CLASS'. Thank you Jason & Duncan & all the staff of the Dunloe, you made our day, we will never forget you or the venue, Fiona & Tony
by Aoife Coughlan and Donogh Hanley
on Mon, 4th of May, 2015
While not normally one to submit reviews, our experience getting married at The Dunloe was such that we simply had to. From the incredibly attentive staff, who do so in such a natural welcoming way, to the picturesque hotel and grounds, to the food which surpassed our greatest expectations, we truly

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could not speak highly enough of this hotel. We were fortunate to enjoy spectacular weather on our wedding day, and the outside drinks reception on the grounds was something that will live with us forever. If feeling at home while being pampered in luxury is your thing, then The Dunloe is the hotel for you.
by Grace McSharry and Anthony Moriaty
on Mon, 4th of May, 2015
A breathtaking experience…
I am just home to England after having my wedding in what is the most amazing hotel in Kerry. My husband and I chose The Dunloe after a family holiday last year and from the stunning driveway up to the hotel with the horses and the spectacular water fountain we knew

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instantly this is where we wanted our big day to be.
From arrival to departure we were blown away with how well we were looked after and how special we were made to feel. The staff could not do enough for us, the service was impeccable, the food was honestly the best food I have ever eaten, as agreed by all our guests the fillet of beef was out of this world, and the grounds are simply stunning- I cannot recommend this place enough. The rooms are all immaculate, spacious and have everything you need and the Bridal Suite was just incredible.
Planning a wedding can be stressful and planning a wedding in a different country should be an even bigger struggle but Jason Clifford and his team at The Dunloe made this an easy task for us and we felt totally safe in their hands and the day ran without a hitch…
I cannot thank everyone at The Dunloe enough for making our wedding the perfect day it was and we cannot wait to return again very soon as The Dunloe now has a special place in our hearts.
by Mairead Dennison and Donal O Rourke
on Mon, 4th of May, 2015
My wife and I got married Fossa and had our reception at the Dunloe on the 22nd August last. We cannot express how delighted we were to have chosen this venue for our special day.

The whole experience was second to none and made all the easier with the help of Jason and his excellent team. The

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venue itself is located in the picturesque gap of dunloe and surrounded by the most beautiful grounds and gardens. There is plenty for guests to do, whether it be horse riding or fishing (all complementary) and the views are simply spectacular.

We booked in for three nights and absolutely enjoyed every minute. The food is delicious and all of our guests were highly impressed with the standard, quality and presentation of all food served up. The function room is spacious and beautifully presented and no request, however big or small, is too much trouble.

The staff were excellent and attentive and the rooms and views from the balcony simply added to the already outstanding experience. We didn't want to leave! Since our wedding day it has been clear that all who attended were thoroughly impressed and enjoyed the wedding and venue in every aspect.

We cannot recommend this venue highly enough, not just for a wedding but for any escape to the kingdom!
by Tracey and Stephen
on Thu, 30th of April, 2015
We cannot recommend The Dunloe highly enough - we had the wedding day of our dreams here thanks to the amazing staff and management at the hotel. Nothing was too much hassle, everything just ran so so smoothly in both the lead up to and on the day itself. We spent some fabulous time at The Dunloe

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prior to our wedding, for our menu tasting and to stay the night and we were always made feel so welcome. The day itself was impeccable and the service was outstanding. The meal was divine - guests are still talking about the quality of the food!! The accommodation and the surroundings of the hotel are wonderful, it has a lovely calm atmosphere and we can't wait to revisit as soon as possible!!
by Niamh Ferris
on Sun, 19th of April, 2015
We originally chose The Dunloe Hotel as our wedding venue because the surrounding landscape. During the lead up to our wedding Jason was very helpful in answering all of our queries, he even went out of his way to meet us when the hotel was closed. On the wedding day, we were blessed with great

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weather but the hotel staff definitely helped in making it our perfect day, with their attention to detail and their overall professionalism but in a relaxed way. To this day we still get people talking about how our wedding day was more of the most enjoyable weddings they have attended, my husband and I would attribute this to the atmosphere in The Dunloe and it's spectacular surroundings. Big thanks to all the staff at The Dunloe
by Ciara Murphy
on Mon, 1st of December, 2014
We got married on the 12th September 2014 in The Dunloe and we cannot speak highly enough of the amazing service, venue, location, food and personal touch that Jason Clifford and the team provided in the fab venue of The Dunloe Hotel.
Service: Jason went above and beyond all expectations to ensure

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that our day ran as smoothly as possible. Before we had a chance to even think of worrying about anything, Jason had it sorted. From organising the reception room, adding personal touches, making sure the bride had everything I needed or wanted (before I thought of asking for it), making sure all of our guests were looked after for the whole weekend, making up for anything we had forgotten (before we’d even realised), providing such a professional service and making sure (most importantly) that we were made feel so welcome and special on our big day; - Our day went absolutely perfectly from start to finish. But it didn’t end there. We (plus a number of our guests) stayed at the hotel for a number of nights before and after the wedding, and although there was another wedding the following day, the service we received was the same personal service from the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out.
Food: The food and wine was amazing and there was nothing we could fault. From the canapés to the fabulous dinner options (The beef was divine) and the assiette of desserts, which was delicious. Duncan and the restaurant staff were fantastic and they made sure everything was served to five star standards.
Venue & Location: The Dunloe is a spectacular location with amazing views of the Gap of Dunloe. It has the added benefit of being so close to Killarney, yet in an idyllic spot at the bottom of the mountains. Nestled onto 60 acres of grounds with a beautiful castle, gardens, river with views that you just can’t beat.

Amazing venue. Couldn't have asked for better!!!!
by Mary Evans
on Wed, 8th of October, 2014
It gives me and my husband great pleasure in writing a review about The Dunloe.

Its every girls dream to get married in the most magical setting and have the vision become a reality.. The Dunloe ensures that this does happen!

On our first arrival to The Dunloe we were warmly greeted by The

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Dunloe staff, upon meeting the Manager, Jason Clifford we just knew we were in safe hands. Jason is a very personable and professional person who is highly skilled with wedding planning. What sets Jason apart from every other venue is that he genuinely gets excited about a wedding at The Dunloe and wants nothing less than the best for your big day. Jason's deputy and his staff are an absolute credit to his leadership skills, we knew how great the staff are from our trips to The Dunloe but to hear our guests comment how well mannered and friendly the staff were on the day was brilliant.

The Dunloe itself is a magical spot nestled in a countryside location with the most magnificent views of the Gap of Dunloe. The grounds are wonderful, the blossoming garden and woodland leads to the ruins of the Dunloe castle with breathtaking views of the River Laune...a photographers dream working environment.

The morning of our wedding my husband and I received a text from The Dunloe wishing us the best for the day but telling us to enjoy our day and relax knowing they would look after everything. In all honesty I'm sure every wedding party has a couple of nerves...you need only dismiss them when holding your wedding at The Dunloe. The text was as it read, we enjoyed our day whilst our guests were wined and dined with gourmet food and what amazed us the most was that Jason, and his team spent the day greeting and mingling with our guests to make sure they were ok...all day and all night. I have been to a lot of weddings in the Kerry area and never witnessed such care and attention. Almost two weeks on and our guests are still talking about the wedding and thanking us for such a fantastic day-the setting, the service, and the food!!

Ladies and Gents if your looking for your dreams to come true and have everlasting memories of your wedding day go see The Dunloe, we promise you won't be disappointed.

To all at The Dunloe, Jason, Duncan, Oliver, Simon and all others in the team, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We won't be strangers!!

Mr&Mrs Evans - 5th July 2014 xx
by fiona doyle
on Sun, 5th of October, 2014
Perfect fairy tale wedding venue! We recently had our wedding reception in the Dunloe Castle Hotel. It is truly the most perfect venue. From the first time we visited the hotel we were made to feel so special. Jason the manager and his staff are very friendly, helpful and very professional.

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Everything flowed perfectly on the day. The views from where we had the drinks reception are outstanding. Our family and friends were blown away by the reverence of the setting and the service. I would highly recommend The Dunloe to anyone getting married. It is the perfect showcase for an Irish Wedding with spectacular views and outstanding service.
by Emma Sousa
on Mon, 22nd of September, 2014
Our wedding experience at The Dunloe was absolutely exceptional from the moment we first went to view the venue to the moment we checked out the morning after our wedding.
My husband and I both live in London which made wedding planning a little more complicated but Jason at the Dunloe was able to

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answer all of our (many) questions on email and the planning process was seamless. My husband's family and friends all travelled from Portugal and The Dunloe really did show them the best of Irish hospitality with breathtaking views. We had a few things that we wanted specifically like Portuguese wine and Jason and Duncan were happy to accommodate and arranged a wine tasting for us. Everything felt so personal, we felt as though we were the only couple ever to get married!
On the day, our guests' every need was attended to, the room looked exactly as I had instructed and The Dunloe had everything completely under control such that I didn't worry about a single thing, the whole day just flowed.
The food was absolutely incredible, the guests were so surprised that they were offered a choice on the day and we're still getting compliments as to the exceptionally high quality of the meal. The staff serving the meal were delightful, the wonderful Bridie served our table and she was super helpful.
We had a large number of children at our wedding and again the Dunloe went over and above to ensure that the children were entertained and that the adults could enjoy their meal and their day knowing that their kids were being cared for.
Many of guests stayed at The Dunloe and they loved the rooms and the facilities, from horseriding to golf and kayaking, this place really does have everything.
I could not have wished for any more on my wedding day than The Dunloe, they really did make all of our dreams come true, the day was perfect so a big thanks to Jason, Duncan and all the team there.
by Claire Heffernan
on Tue, 2nd of September, 2014
My husband and I got married in The Dunloe in July this year. We are both from Limerick and we live in Dublin so getting married in Killarney was never on the cards for us until our friends suggested we visit there. They had been to a wedding there two years before and they were still talking about

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how great it was. After viewing lots of hotels in Limerick (and loving a few) we decided it couldn't hurt to look at one hotel outside of Limerick.
From the moment we arrived at the hotel we knew this was where we wanted to get married. Everything about the hotel was inviting, exciting and definitely 5 star!
After booking our date, Jason and the rest of the hotel staff helped in every way they could to make our day the most amazing day of our lives! Everyone who has been married knows how stressful the planning stage of a wedding can be but with the staff at The Dunloe to help us it wasn't half as bad as we know it could have been!
On the day itself we were all treated so well!!! The hotel was stunning and once again the staff were amazing. Jason was incredible...doing everything he could and all of our guests commented on how friendly and professional he was. Between the food, the rooms, the location and the service, everything was superb! We really couldn't have asked for more!
We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough for weddings, for a family holiday, for a romantic weekend away or just for a special treat! You will not be disappointed. We will definitely be visiting again as often as we can.
We will remember every detail of our wedding day for the rest of our lives. We know it would not have been as fantastic if we had not chosen this hotel.
Thanks again to everyone who works at The Dunloe. Our guests are still talking about the experience and we are still on cloud nine after it all.
Claire and Derek
by Catherine Curran
on Wed, 13th of August, 2014
I cannot say enough great things about The Dunloe. We had a wonderful wedding reception there and had the most amazing time. Pure luxury and elegance, all in one. The location is fantastic, the food mouthwatering and the comfort and service is second to none.A big thank you to Jason Clifford and his

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wonderful team. We look forward to returning time and time again.
by Majella & Gerry
on Wed, 16th of July, 2014
The Dunloe - We recommend it highly for weddings!

The service was impeccable, food outstanding and the views are amazing.
From the beginning Jason & staff were great. All the fine details were taken care of seamlessly.

If we had our time again we would choose the Dunloe every time.

Thanks

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again Jason & Staff

Majella & Gerry
21st June 2014

by Ben and Elaine Burdass
on Wed, 4th of December, 2013
On the 27th September we got married and our reception was at the Dunloe Castle. What a place!! this was simple amazing, Jason and his team are World Class and the service that was supplied to us and our guest was faultless.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was brilliant.

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We have stayed in many Hotels around the world but we have never experienced anything like The Dunloe before. Jason is a young enthusiastic and very talented manager who treats everyone from the guest to his staff with respect and a charm that is hard to find.
We will definitely be back in The Dunloe and I very much look forward to it. If you are in Ireland make sure you go to The Dunloe because you wont be disappointed .

Thankyou Jason and your team for making our wedding day absolutely magical. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy 2014!! Go the Dunloe !!

Kind Regards

Ben and Elaine
by Elaine & Colman Foley
on Tue, 12th of November, 2013
A FANTASTIC WEDDING!!
My Husband and I got married in The Dunloe on the 28th September 2013. From the first visit to see the hotel Jason and the team were absolutely fantastic. Nothing we asked for was ever a problem - even a big screen to watch the hurling final replay was no problem and all our

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guests loved it!

The day of our wedding was just seamless from start to finish, Jason was waiting at the front dooor with champagne for us on our arrival and the minibus was on stand by to transport the bridal party around the grounds for our photographs. The photographs are beautiful such a stunning location!

While we were taking our photographs our guests were treated to delicious canapés. All the staff in the hotel were so friendly and helpful and made our guests day and our day even better than we had hoped for.

The reception room was just beautiful. The meal was without doubt top class and 5 star service from all from start to finish, all our guests are still raving about the meal. The staff were always on hand to offer extra servings of meat or vegetables and there were plenty of options on the childrens menu.

We cannot recommend The Dunloe highly enough, the location, the staff, the service , everything is TOP CLASS!!


A massive Thank you to Jason and all you Staff for giving us the wedding of our dreams. Also a special mention to Bridie who took such great care of us on the top table!
by Emer & John
on Tue, 6th of August, 2013
We celebrated our wedding in the beautiful Dunloe Castle Hotel in July 2013. We had an amazing, memorable day that was made possible by the outstanding service provided by the team in the Dunloe. There are many aspects of this hotel that impressed us and our guests. Firstly, it is set in beautiful

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grounds against the spectacular background of the Dunloe gap. As a result we took all of our photographs on the hotel grounds leaving us more time to spend with our guests. As the weather was beautiful we had our drinks reception outdoors under the gazebo and the large outdoor terrace adjoining the function room was used a lot during the evening. The food was excellent, from the canapés to the fillet of beef; which was singled out for much praise by many guests.

There were a number of the wedding party who had young children at the wedding and they were very impressed with the amenities provided by the hotel; indoor heated swimming pool, large playground, kids club and provision of babysitters. Perhaps the biggest aspect of the hotel that impressed us so much were the staff. Jason Clifford and his team provided us with a superb service, managing to provide excellent attention to detail while maintaining a lovely relaxed feel to the occasion. It is obvious that this hotel prides itself on providing an outstanding, personal wedding service. We would like to thank the hotel and staff for making our wedding day so special and would highly recommend the Dunloe as a wedding venue to other couples.
by Linda & Conor
on Mon, 29th of July, 2013
Myself and my husband gave ourselves 2 years to plan our wedding, but, being the impatient souls we are ditched that plan and decided to do it all in just 4 months. We knew from the very first instant that we drove up the fairy tale drive that this was the hotel for us. We arrived on a dull, wet and

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miserable day and yet The Dunloe still looked out of this world. Jason is an absolute credit to the wedding planning area of this hotel he really couldn't have been any more attentive; nothing was impossible. We knew we were in safe hands.

Not once did we panic wondering would everything be done, it just was. The atmosphere was literally unforgettable, as many of our guests keep saying, months on! Jason and his team ensured all guests were well looked after. It really meant a lot to us to have someone who knew how much we wanted everyone to enjoy every second of our day. We were free and easy in the knowledge everyone was looked after and we could bask in the atmosphere!

The room itself is amazing, the first time I saw it my breath was swept away. I would recommend to anyone to go down on a dull day, then you can really get the sense of how spectacular your day can be even when the weather isn't on your side :) the layout is impeccable, you can see each and every one of your guests from the top table, and they can see you. We had roughly 150 at our wedding and everyone was comfortable (although if memory serves me right the room can take 220 easily).

The food deserves a paragraph all to itself! The tasting was so professionally conducted that we actually learned quite a bit about wines and which ones to choose. The wines on offer are of great value and Duncan is definitely your man when it comes to advice! We were nearly rolled out of the hotel that evening we were so full! We would highly, HIGHLY recommend the fillet beef and salmon, each and every guest commented on the food, and still are! First time I've ever heard guests raving about the vegetable soup, food was immaculate, enough said! I was so excited that day I didn't get to eat my dinner (husband made sure he did though, typical!) but one of the lovely staff, Mary, ensured I ate something and gave me my weight in desserts! This just shows how attention to detail is second to none, they are a genuinely caring staff, from Jason right through.

All in all, I'm so glad we went with our gut instincts and chose this hotel. There are hotels that will offer you the sun, moon and stars for business but The Dunloe actually delivers on its promises, you get what you pay for and the memories are priceless. I'm sure there were areas I fell down on as a nervous bride to be, but Jason and Louise picked up on all the pieces I forgot and gave us a day we will truly and honestly never forget, it was seamless. I cannot thank them enough :)
by Ciara O'Sullivan
on Mon, 8th of July, 2013
We celebrated our wedding in The Dunloe on July 5th. It was the most amazing day in a charming setting made extra special by the management and all the staff at the hotel. From the time we booked our wedding Jason was available to answer our queries and share with us the benefit of his expertise

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to help give our guests the full five star experience.
As for the day itself, we had very high expectations but Jason Clifford, Elizabeth Fricke and their fabulous staff far exceeded those expectations. They made it all seem so easy. Nothing was a problem to them. Our guests were blown away by the beautiful reception lounge looking out on the Gap of Dunloe as they sipped champagne and nibbled on some of the tastiest canapes imaginable.
The meal was met with the highest of compliments. Some of the comments made by our guests were "the finest meal ever served at a wedding", and another "the nicest starter I've ever had, be it at a wedding or a restaurant". As for our own comments; we could not give enough praise to the chef and staff. The meal was of the highest quality and served promptly.
The whole day was truly a fairytale.
To all at The Dunloe, a massive Thank You for giving us a wedding day we thought we could only have dreamed about.
We are happy to give The Dunloe our highest recommendation if you want an extra special wedding day experience.
William & Ciara FitzGerald
by Gordon O'Sullivan
on Tue, 21st of May, 2013
We got married in the Dunloe in April 2013. We could not have picked a more fitting venue for our wedding to celebrate with family and friends, stunning food,majestic grounds, warm and friendly staff.

We were fortunate to have sunny weather on our wedding day which took full advantage of the

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surrounding grounds and gardens of the Dunloe, which were perfect for our photo's.

Our wedding could not have run more smoothly, We had a fantastic and memorable day and did not have to worry about a thing thanks to Hotel Manager Jason Clifford and his team of professionals who ensured that our families and friends were looked after.

Finally We would like to thank Jason for all his help, from the first day we met, til the day we left The Dunloe, It as a real pleasure in planning our wedding with you. Many of our guests have commented on the quality of the food that it was the best they have ever had at a wedding !

We cannot recommend the Dunloe highly enough, it really is a magnificent hotel and we look forward to our next visit there.
by Ronan Enright
on Wed, 1st of May, 2013
The Dunloe is a wonderful venue. Our guests had a fantastic day and all of them were highly complementary of the food and service.

The Dunloe is set in a beautiful area with gorgeous views. It´s a prefect setting for any wedding. We were lucky with good weather, but even if the weather had been

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poor, the hotel interior is lovely, and takes advantage of the views outside.

The staff are excellent. They combine 5 star service with warm hospitality. Many of our guests commented on the friendliness of the staff, and the age and longevity of service of some staff is noteworthy. There was a feeling that some staff had been in the hotel for many years. and that helped make people feel at home. The hotel manager, Jason Clifford, looked after everything we asked for, and some things we hadn´t even thought of.

The bridal suite is a lovely room. I think there are two, and we had the one at the front of the hotel with wonderful views over the Gap of Dunloe and the mountains beyond.

All of our guests loved the food. The smoked salmon starter and the fillet of beef seemed to be particular favourites. I can´t imagine any wedding meal getting more complements from guests.

About half of our guests stayed in the hotel and most of those said they would return.

Many thanks from both of us.
by Jo O'Dwyer
on Mon, 30th of January, 2012
My husband Dave and I got married in Dunloe Castle on July 9th 2010. From the start of preperations until the days following the wedding it was a complete pleasure planning this event. Jason Clifford with his professionalism, strong business sense, wit, charm and humour was a delight to deal

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with. I rate this five stars- Everything on the day was five stars and more. The food delightful, the staff immaculately proffesional and once more Jason was so helpful. My mother needed some extra care and this was more than seen to on the day. If I was to go back in time, I most certainly would not pick any other hotel over Dunloe Castle. We were abroad for the most of the time trying to plan the wedding. I unfortunately had to send many emails- Throughout this time Jason let me in confidence and delivered which was a most spectacular day and night at a stunning hotel and location. I have travelled to many hotels wordlide and this is a world class hotel. I highly recommend Hotel Dunloe Castle. We will be visiting again this Summer. Jo
by Lynn
on Tue, 1st of November, 2011
20th May 2011 We would highly recommend Hotel Dunloe Castle for the perfect wedding. From our first contact with the staff to our final day at the hotel we received nothing but outstanding service. The day itself ran perfectly smoothly, and that is thanks to the fantastic efforts of Jason

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Clifford and his team. From the outset nothing was too much trouble for the staff and any query or request was dealt with courteously and promptly. Mr. Jason Clifford gave us his full attention and focus on the run up to and on the day itself. He and his team were so helpful. It was very impressive to see the General Manager remain at the wedding for the duration! We received countless compliments on the Dunloe's behalf on their beautiful setting , the atmosphere in the hotel and their exquisite food. The service on the day was simply 5-star, even at 4.30 in the morning! The facilities for children (games room and playground) were a wonderful bonus. Unlike other places we looked into, the Dunloe was very professional in its requirements for weddings. The Hotel required a reasonable deposit and the full amount was payable after the wedding. Also there was no unreasonable request to book out the hotel or a large proportion of rooms. Our wedding was all we had hoped for and more, and we will definitely recommend Dunloe Castle to friends and family in the future. A warm thank you to you all at Dunloe Castle who made our wedding so special. We could not have hoped for a more perfect day! Holding our wedding at the hotel was definitely one of the best decisions we made. We are truly taken with the hotel and the staff and we will be seeing you year on year on our anniversary! We appreciate all the effort that the team put in. to make our day one to remember forever. Lynn and Ed Booth
by sinead
on Wed, 7th of September, 2011
In July 2011 we had the pleasure of having our wedding in the Hotel Dunloe Castle, Killarney. The entire process was such an enjoyable experience, stress free from beginning till end, and was made possible not only by the entire staff of the hotel but, in particular by the manager Mr. Jason

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Clifford. From our very first meeting, to our heartfelt departure he was the epitome of composure, confidence and sophication. He was always honest, considerate and helpful when it came to finalising our day. No task was too small or too large and he was a pillar of pure professionalism at all times. The advice Jason gave us on various points highlighted his better judgement which can only come from experience and I cannot articulate how much we appreciate his expertise. His staff were equally as efficient and eager to help in whatever way possible. From beginning the task of choosing a venue to host our wedding celebration appeared to be a difficult one, but in hindsight it turned out to be quite easy. As the Munster region, and Kerry in particular, has a well deserved reputation for being Ireland's premier wedding destination the responsibility of picking just one venue seemed daunting. However, as soon as we arrived in The Hotel Dunloe Castle we knew it was special. It exuded sophication, elegance and 5-star luxury. The scenery is spectacular and all our guests felt like they were in a tranquil paradise far from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. It's the perfect location to immerse yourself in the fabulous activities the hotel and the region has to provide, making you and your guests feel like celebrities. Another major influencing factor for choosing Hotel Dunloe Castle was the high quality of the food. I can honestly say that we've never experiencing this standard and presentation of food at a wedding before. Every guest was completely satisfied and the wine complimented it to perfection. The unique evening food proved a huge success also. 5 stars doesn't do it justice!!!! The wedding day itself ran to schedule for the most part, but Jason had everything under control when things didn't go according to plan. There was no room for any 'Bridezilla' antics as the staff were completely diligent and hard-working. The staff made everyone feel so welcome and important that many ended up extending their stay or even made reservations for the future. A true testament to the level of luxury it provides. Finally, a wedding in The Hotel Dunloe Castle is an exceptionally special thing. It's the whole package - the perfect location for photographs, mouth watering food, outstanding service and ultimate luxury. Once you experience a wedding here, I can honestly say, you will be glad you didn’t go anywhere else. Eternally grateful Sinead & Gary
by Aoife O'Regan
on Sat, 20th of August, 2011
You cannot go wrong in choosing Hotel Dunloe Castle for your wedding venue! There are so many positives to this hotel it's hard to know where to start. The staff here are excellent, and we couldn't speak highly enough of the hotel manager Jason. Everything here runs like clockwork and you won't have

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to worry about a thing. The food is of a very high standard and feels more like a restaurant than a large hotel function. As we are not from Kerry, I stayed in the hotel the night before and got ready in the room. We had five women getting ready with makeup artist and hairdresser and there was more than enough room for everybody. Every window has an amazing view. The drinks reception has a terrace overlooking the spectacular gap. The reception room has dual aspect, with a garden terrace on one side and views of the open countryside on the other. The gardens are immaculately maintained with the ruins of an old castle keep. You won't need to go any further for photos. They also have a lovely playground for kids and a games room. The day was relaxed from start to finish and I couldn't thank them enough for the most amazing day and all their help. You should definitely go to view this hotel. Book your wedding here, you won't regret it!
by LetitiaS
on Mon, 18th of July, 2011
From the time we decided to hold our wedding at Hotel Dunloe Castle, everything we wanted seemed effortless. Jason and his team were so helpful and answered all our queries without delay, and nothing was a problem. On our big day we couldnt have asked for more, the room looked beautiful and

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they made everyone feel like royalty (not just the wedding party!). The location was amazing and my wedding album photos look fab, and the food and service were out of this world. I cant recommend this place highly enough, one year on and we still talk about it, and even visit every now and again for drinks and dinner!
by Ciara Daly
on Mon, 18th of July, 2011
We fell in love with the Dunloe Castle Hotel and it's spectacular grounds so much so that we put the deposit down there and then!! We cannot recommend it and the staff highly enough. The Manager, Jason Clifford and his staff were so professional in making our wedding day a huge success and one that

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we will never forget. We can't wait to go back for our anniversary!! A truly magical and romantic place that won't dissapoint. Ciara and Jason Daly, September 2010.
by Anne Dobey
on Tue, 5th of July, 2011
Choosing the right location for our wedding reception was very important for us. Having grown up in Killarney but living in Dublin we knew that we needed to be able to work with a hotel that would give high standards with minimum effort from us. We found it in the Hotel Dunloe Castle. Once we had

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decided on the Dunloe, Jason and his team of staff were so helpful and knowledgeable we were able to let them do their job while we could focus on other things. Some of the reasons that we chose Hotel Dunloe Castle – Location, we had guests coming from all over the world and after travelling this far we really wanted them to enjoy the day in beautiful surroundings. High Standards & Service, which resulted in great peace of mind. Quality of food, which was really really excellent. Thank you Jason and all your team. Anne & Joe.
by Ed
on Sat, 2nd of July, 2011
We had our wedding in Dunloe in September 2010 having given a lot of thought to where to spend it. My sister always wanted to get married there since we were children as it was in such a stunning location. When deciding on where to get married we travelled all over Kerry and gave though to other

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locations throughout Ireland. Once we met Jason and the team in Dunloe we knew we had gone to the right place. Dunloe is an incredibly beautiful and friendly place to be. When we got married they really made us all feel incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We got some suggestions from Jason on music and lighting/decorations and the place looked absolutely stunning. We had friends over from London and the USA and they all thought it was one of the most beautiful rooms they had seen. The rooms in the hotel itself are gorgeous with some amazing views of the beautiful Kerry countryside. There is loads to do in the hotel itself and its a perfect place for a wedding as all the photos can be taken onsite. We with the help of Jason arranged for helicopter trips over the Gap of Dunloe and there aren't too many places where you can do that on your doorstep! I couldn`t recommend the hotel and staff enough. It`s proper hospitality with incredible professionalism. We could`t be happier with the choice of venue we made. Thanks to everyone in Dunloe. Ed & Clodagh
by Louise Ring
on Tue, 28th of June, 2011
We had our wedding reception in Dunloe Castle Hotel In August 2010 and it was perfect. The hotel staff were very helpful and the food was delicious. All of the guests were complimentary about the food and the hotel surroundings. We would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel. We checked a

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number of hotels in Killarney and the Dunloe Castle was by far the best. Louise and Paul
by GC
on Sat, 25th of June, 2011
We can not speak highly enough of the Hotel Dunloe Castle, Jason Clifford and his staff. The prospect of organizing a wedding from abroad is a little daunting, but working with Jason and his staff made it all very easy. We received first class service all the way including lots of contacts and

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helpful honest advice. The venue itself is maintained beautifully and speaks for itself. We had an amazing day and did not have to worry about one thing all day. The staff ensured that our families are guests had everything they needed and went to great lengths to ensure everything ran like clock-work and if it didn't, we certainly did know about it! Working with a team of highly trained professionals who love what they do is a refreshing experience. We wish the hotel and the staff all the very best in the future.
by Ed Leahy
on Wed, 22nd of June, 2011
We had our wedding in Dunloe at the end of May, and it truly was the most fantastic day of our lives. Jason and all the staff at the Dunloe really made the day so fantastic for us both. From the moment we booked the wedding, we had nothing to worry about. Jason was so organised and took a lot of

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the hassle of the day away. As my now wife said, "well if something went wrong I didnt know about it!". The setting is absolutely fantastic. The gardens of the hotel are ideal for photos. If you are getting married there, make sure to get a photo overlooking the lake and also down by the Castle! The function room was ideal, and spacious. The thing we loved about this venue was that everyone stayed together and people were not going off to the bar in the hotel. They all stayed down in the function room-expect for the smokers! However they have a fab smoking area right outside the function room-and the rugs that were provided for the smokers was a lovely touch! We cannot recommend Dunloe Castle highly enough to anyone considering a wedding in beautiful Killarney.
by Bahram
on Wed, 22nd of June, 2011
We were married in Hotel Dunloe Castle in August 2009. We simply could not have asked for a better venue. Every detail was taken care of and every wish fulfilled. From the very first meeting to 2 years after our wedding every member of staff has been fantastic to deal with and have surpassed all our

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expectations. Jason Clifford (Hotel Manager) was the honorary best man in that his arrangement of the details and the sorting of last minute glitches was faultless. Mary McCarthy (Front Desk Manager) could not have been more helpful in arranging all accommodation details and calming of a stressed groom! The food was fantastic, the setting stunning and our guests were superbly looked after. Looking back on our wedding video we have been seeing in the background the great care that the staff had taken of our guests. Overall you don't need to look any further than Hotel Dunloe Castle for that magical wedding day and we would recommend it whole heartedly. Helen and Bahram
by Kingdom231
on Mon, 20th of June, 2011
We recently held our wedding reception at the Hotel Dunloe Castle and could not be happier with our choice of hotel for the occasion. Although we live in the US, Hotel Manager Jason made planning for the day easy and he was top class from the very first time we met him right through to departing the

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hotel. Jason is extremely professional and attentive and is a joy to work with. The hotel itself is located in an ideal setting with great views of the Gap of Dunloe and wonderfully manicured grounds. The hotel lobby, rooms, restaurant and reception hall were all in immaculate condition and first class. Our guests were blown away with the service at the hotel and many commented that the meal was the best they ever had at a wedding and that they would return to the hotel in the future. The hotel/grounds are very family friendly with complimentary horse riding provided to guests. Overall, we would highly recommend the hotel for a wedding and are looking forward to returning to the hotel for a quieter weekend sometime in the future.
by Odel
on Mon, 20th of June, 2011
This hotel truly exceeded our expectations. One would expect exceptional staff from a hotel of this calibre but the staff at Hotel Dunloe Castle go beyond exceptional, with a genuine warmth that makes a stranger feel at home. We would like to thank Jason Clifford and all the staff at the Hotel

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Dunloe Castle for making our wedding day such a beautiful and memorable occasion for us and out guests. From our initial meeting with Jason we were impressed with his professionalism and extremely high level of customer service. He understood our needs and was accommodating and helpful with each of our requests in the run up to and on the day. Jason is multifaceted in his role and is there at all times to ensure everything runs smoothly. The entire hotel including the guestrooms, spacious and bright reception room, public areas and fabulous grounds are all maintained to a superb level and are a credit to the whole team. The food throughout our stay was sumptuous and many of our guests have commented since that it was the best meal they ever had at a wedding reception. Some of our guests also enjoyed the complimentary horse riding and fishing which added extra highlights to the weekend. The setting of the hotel enjoys beautiful views and has allowed us to have wonderful photographs as memories of the day. Everything flowed seamlessly and the staff ensured that everyone had an amazing stay. Thanks so much Odel & Paddy
by john and catherine
on Mon, 20th of June, 2011
We had spent about 6 months and travelled through Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Cork, Tipperary, and Kerry to find a beautiful venue with impeccable service, and excellent food for our wedding - and we found the Dunloe Castle beyond our expectations. High quality food and accommodation was our number

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1 priority, and the food and wine in Dunloe were second to none - (we had gone to seven tastings in other 5-star venues in Ireland but their food was not as good and the wine selections were poor). The drinks reception had a terrific atmosphere because the space was ideal to host drinks and snacks. The reception room for our dinner was bright and spacious, with a good dance floor. The hotel staff were outstanding - very attentive and professional and helpful with a great eye for detail. They made sure everything on the day ran perfectly smoothly. During the champagne reception, our guests enjoyed the beautiful views of the Gap of Dunloe, while the gardens were an ideal backdrop for our wedding photographs. Our day was perfect and thoroughly enjoyable - with a friendly family atmosphere, because most of our guest stayed in the hotel and in the area. One worry we had was that Killarney is a long way from Dublin (where we both work). In fact this turned out to be the opposite, since our Dublin guests had a great excuse to spend a weekend away - and they enjoyed the hotel spa and swimming pool (25 metre pool) and the beauty of Kerry the following morning. Some of our guests with small children were able to have babysitters so they really liked the idea of a mini-holiday for them and the children in the magic of Kerry. We wish we could do it all again tomorrow! 10 out of 10.
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