Waterford Castle Hotel

Waterford Castle Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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4 Star Hotel

Venue Overview

The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford
Experience a fairytale wedding at a luxury 16th Century Irish Castle set on a 310 acre private island. The Island resort offers luxury, security and privacy while conveniently located just minutes drive from Waterford City centre.


The Island Resort’s 16th Century Irish Castle offers luxury, security and privacy on a 310-acre Irish island.

Recognized as the 7th of The 50 Best Hotels in The World by Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, and recently awarded Luxury Hotel of the Year 2019 by the Irish Hotel Awards.

Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort is set on a privately owned island, completely detached from the mainland yet only minutes drive from Waterford City and just 90mins drive from Dublin and Cork.

In a truly picturesque location on the River Suir, access to the island is by private car ferry only. Experience a wonderful sense of anticipation as you make the short crossing to the island and travel the beech-lined drive to the Castle. 

All 5 lavish suites and 14 luxury guest rooms are decorated to the highest standard and have the characterful quirks typical of a Castle, with elegant décor full of authentic period detail and antiques as well as all the modern comforts of a world class hotel. 

Dining at the award-winning 2-AA Rosette Munster Room Restaurant with its original oak paneled walls, ornate ceilings, dramatic portraits and painted scenes creates an atmospheric backdrop to your wedding dining experience.

The Island Resort provides a stunning wedding venue for an unforgettable day, catering for up to 120 persons in the Munster Room and Conservatory. The lush gardens, great lawn, 16th century Castle, lighthouse and the surrounding River Suir create a magnificent backdrop for photography.

The Resort offers numerous activities for your family and guests from the 18 hole championship golf course to falconry, tennis, clay pigeon shooting and much more. Our wedding co-ordinators are always on hand to oversee every detail of your most special day, ensuring that it runs smoothly so you can relax and enjoy it. 

For more information on Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort please fill out the Enquiry Form below and one of our dedicated wedding co-ordinators will be in touch with you shortly. 

Waterford Castle leave your worries at the shore…..

Venue Type

  • Castle
  • Exclusive Use
  • Hotel


  • Destination
  • Unusual


  • Civil License
  • Golf
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 137 reviews
on Fri, 30th of August, 2019
I'm not sure that words will accurately describe the magical wedding weekend we had at Waterford Castle. From the moment we booked our wedding it was quite clear from Gillian and her team that we were in the hands of the experts who ensured every minute detail was covered. We loved the whole

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experience of planning our wedding along with Gillian and really enjoyed the lead up to the big day. We wanted a small and intimate wedding which made Waterford Castle the obvious choice and being a Waterford girl I also really wanted to show our Kerry family and friends that the Kingdom isn’t the only beautiful place in Ireland, the Sunny South East and especially Waterford Castle didn’t disappoint, the castle is simply spectacular. Our guests are still talking about the truly unique location and are already planning on coming back to celebrate our 1st anniversary there with us!!!
On the day of the wedding, Gillian, Damian and the team were so attentive from the early morning start until the wee hours. We were both made feel so special and were really able to enjoy every second as the team took such good care of everything. From the food to the flowers and decorations around the castle, the activities on the island the next day to the beautiful evening in the golf club the following night our wedding weekend was fabulous. We would highly recommend Waterford Castle, it truly is in a league of its own. It holds a special place in our hearts, and we are looking forward to celebrating many more special occasions there in the years to come.
on Wed, 28th of August, 2019
Waterford Castle truly was the perfect place to get married for us. From the minute we first saw the venue and met Gillian we knew we could have an amazing weekend with our friends and family there. The staff made the weekend for us- they were so friendly and accommodating to all our guests! The

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food was incredible, especially the BBQ on the day two. The ability to have the venue exclusively for your wedding day is truly magical. Thanks so much Gillian and team for helping us have our fairytale wedding in Waterford Castle!
on Sat, 24th of August, 2019
WOW, what a truly amazing day. We can't thank Gillian and The Waterford Team enough for their professionalism and for taking such great care of us and our Guests. The venue is stunning. We had the most magical day ever and we will always hold you all in our hearts for making it such a Special Day

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for us. Gillian, no words can ever express our gratitude to you. I had a stress free day. Looking forward so much to spending our first anniversary back with you. Xxx
on Sat, 17th of August, 2019
All I can say is wow! Thank you to Waterford Castle for making our wedding day truly unforgettable. The venue is stunning however the hotel staff are without equal. The hotel management made us feel like we were the most important people and that our wedding was the most important event to them.

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They allowed us as much personalisation of the day as we wished. They were welcoming and worked extremely well with all of our vendors. The exclusive use of the venue for the wedding day was wonderful and made the event so much more intimate. The value for money in Waterford Castle is actually second to none. There are other venues that may seem more cost effective but they do not offer the overall package and wedding day planning that Waterford Castle does. Our guests are still talking about the amazing food and atmosphere of the day. Thank you Waterford Castle!
on Mon, 29th of July, 2019
We would like to say a huge thank you for our magical wedding at Waterford Castle! The venue was truly perfect, the food was delicious, the staff were so professional, and all of our guests had a fantastic time. Special thanks to Gillian for all of her help with the preparations. The French and

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Irish flags on top of the castle was a much appreciated finishing touch :) Caroline & Nicolas

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