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 144 reviews
on Fri, 22nd of November, 2019
From the moment we first arrived on the property, everything was amazing. The staff, all the activities, and everything about our wedding venue, surpassed our expectations. With Gillian, you couldn't ask for a better person to coordinate a wedding. Nothing was out of place and everything was

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exactly as we planned and desired. I would choose Waterford again in a heartbeat. All of our guests (54) raved about the location and the time spent on the Island. It was something we will never forget.
on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
Waterford Castle was a dream come true having it as our wedding venue. We felt so looked after from the moment we arrived and staff is very professional. Amazing decor, atmosphere and food!!
on Fri, 1st of November, 2019
I want to thank the entire staff at Waterford Castle for helping me and my husband have our dream wedding. Planning an overseas destination wedding can be a daunting task, but from the beginning the Waterford Castle staff made it so incredibly easy. Gillian was quick with her responses to my many

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questions, so kind, and professional. Planning the wedding was so easy with the castle, as I knew every detail was being addressed by Gillian and the other staff. From the arrival to the castle to the day we left, everything was perfect. On the day of our wedding, I did not have to worry about one thing and was just able to enjoy the day completely. The staff was prompt, the food was amazing, and the bar was a great time. A special thank you to Danny, who was an amazing bartender and my guests just loved him! Not only was the staff on top of every request we had made and kept the wedding running smoothly, they were very kind and accommodating to our guests. We had many guests enjoy golfing, clay shooting, and archery on the castle grounds that the staff helped coordinate, which everyone loved! I would pick Waterford Castle over and over again for my wedding venue. It was breathtakingly beautiful and truly a fairy-tale experience made possible my the wonderful staff. I would recommend to anyone planning a wedding! It was a once and a life time experience that Steve and I will cherish forever, and for that we thank you all very much.
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.

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