Waterford Castle Hotel

Waterford Castle Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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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 141 reviews
on Tue, 8th of October, 2019
We had the perfect wedding day at Waterford Castle. We fell in love with the venue from the first moment we set foot on the island. Everything from the ferry ride across to the island, to the castle itself, to the surrounding grounds make the whole experience feel magical.

Gillian was amazing

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throughout the whole planning process and would not have been such a stress-free experience were it not for her. No ask was too big and she went out of her way to make sure our day was everything we wanted it to be and more.

If we were to do it all over again we wouldn’t change a single thing. The rooms, the food, the décor, the staff were all flawless. We cannot recommend Waterford Castle highly enough.
on Mon, 7th of October, 2019
Our wedding at Waterford Castle was amazing, we would highly recommend Waterford Castle as a venue. Our guests loved the setting as well as the food and dancing. The service throughout the day was professional and well organized. Gillian did an incredible job with assisting in the planning

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especially since we are based overseas. She answered all our questions quickly and put us as ease. It was a day we will always remember.
on Sat, 5th of October, 2019
We could not recommend Waterford Castle highly enough. Firstly, the venue is amazing - a beautiful castle on its own island has to be the perfect setting for any wedding. The castle and grounds are immaculate and the atmosphere is magical. The Castle décor is wonderful and our bedroom was simply

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The food at both the castle and golf club was brilliant - our guests were taken aback by the selection, presentation and quality of every meal.
Most importantly, all of the staff are so welcoming, friendly, efficient and professional. Gillian in particular was a pleasure work with. She helped and supported us so much at every stage before, during and after the wedding.
As we did on our first visit, our guests fell in love with the castle and it means so much to hear so many of our guests say that it is best wedding they have been too.
Thank you all at Waterford Castle for making our wedding day so special - we want to do it all over again!
on Fri, 27th of September, 2019
Waterford Castle was a dream venue for our wedding day. Gillian was great at getting back to us and updating us any news in the lead up to the day. On the day we didn’t have to worry about a thing even with last minute guests dropping out, everything was sorted without needing a thing from us. All

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the staff were so friendly and helpful on the day. We really couldn’t fault them. Our guests raved about the food on the day and over our lunch the next day at the golf club. If you are considering this fairytale venue I highly recommend them! A huge thank you again to Gillian and her team!
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.

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