Great Southern Killarney

Great Southern Killarney

4 Star Hotel
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Your big day means everything to us, at Great Southern, Killarney. Whether you wish for an intimate outdoor blessing ceremony on the lawn or a lavish reception for hundreds, our elegant settings are perfect for your Killarney wedding.


Your big day means everything to us, at Great Southern, Killarney. Whether you wish for an intimate outdoor blessing ceremony on the lawn or a lavish reception for hundreds, our elegant settings are perfect for your Killarney wedding.

With 6 acres of lushly landscaped grounds, the historic Great Southern, Killarney offers all the luxury and space of a country wedding, with the convenience of being situated in the heart of Killarney town. Guests can enjoy their getaway by strolling through Killarney's beautiful town centre, which buzzes with cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and pubs. Our location next to the train station allows easy access for your guests from anywhere in the country.

Even more exceptional than our romantic setting and perfect location is our team of experienced, dedicated staff. For over a century we've been rolling out the red carpet for happy brides and grooms, and we're passionate about making your wedding reception unforgettable for you and your guests.

The hotel's front steps, with traditional red carpet and imposing pillars, will provide a distinctive backdrop for your photos. The gardens, with many fountains and seemingly endless pathways are perfect for a welcome drinks reception. The Malton offers something different, weaving grace, luxury, and historical ambiance into your wedding day.

Want to make it personal? Once we know your style, we love providing little touches and memorable details to go with your big ideas. We can also help find the perfect wedding venue to get married in Killarney, the right florist, and just the right entertainment for your ceremony and reception. Maybe you dream of an outdoor wedding reception on the lawn, or a casual farewell barbecue the day after your wedding in Killarney.


Venue Type

  • Country House
  • Gardens
  • Hotel
  • Independent Family Run


  • Classic


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 21 reviews
Ann & Kevin O'Keeffe
wedding on Sat, 11th of June, 2022
Myself and Kevin would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff of the Great Southern Hotel. We cannot speak highly enough of how kind and accommodating all the staff were on lead up and on the day of our wedding. No task was too big and nothing was ever a problem.

Everything on the day was

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just perfect, the drinks reception was beautiful and the piano player provided by the hotel was simply stunning and created a beautiful atmosphere.

After our tasting we knew the meal was going to be incredible but it was so nice to hear all our guests raving about every aspect of the food and service!

The hotel itself is a magnificent setting and we got beautiful photos throughout the day and evening in various parts of the grounds.

I would highly recommend the Great Southern to any couple who are looking for a wedding venue, you are guaranteed a stress free day with every minor detail thought of and taken care of by the amazing wedding team.

Thank you all so much!

Review submitted on Wed, 7th of September, 2022
Samantha & Shane Regan
wedding on Thu, 28th of April, 2022
Our wedding at the Great Southern Hotel was everything we could have dreamed of. We were due to get married in May 2020, and due to covid we had to postpone three times, and luckily, we finally had our big day in April 2022. The wedding coordinators Denise and Katie with whom we worked closely with

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since we booked our original date could not have been nicer, they honestly did everything they could to help us when stress levels were high when we were faced with the unknown and were always so responsive over the phone or through emails.

Our wedding day was spectacular, every member of staff in the hotel from the door men to the receptionists to the waiters, could not do enough for you. We even had the afternoon lady help us with a small mishap with my mother’s dress on the morning of the wedding. Our reception was magical, the layout of drinks, and canopies was superb. Our guests are still raving about the incredible food and kindness and generosity of the staff before, during and after the meal. The groom had forgotten his paper that had his speech and Denise had it printed off within minutes, super-efficient like always.

Anything we ever asked for was done without any hassle, it made us feel so much at ease. I couldn’t recommend this hotel highly enough for couples planning their wedding day. I would love to do it all over again, and I wouldn’t change one thing. Thank you so much for making our dreams come through!

Samantha and Shane Regan

Review submitted on Tue, 28th of June, 2022
Maddy and Micheal O'Sullivan
wedding on Sat, 14th of August, 2021
We cannot thank Denise, Katie, Gillian and the whole team at The Great Southern Killarney enough. From the very beginning they were beyond helpful, reassuring us after we decided to book the Great Southern for our wedding despite not being able to see the hotel due to the pandemic and us living in

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Denise was incredibly patient, reassuring and positive throughout the uncertain times right up to a few weeks before the wedding.
We had the most incredible day and received nothing but praise from all of our guests about the hotel, the staff, the food, everything!
Thank you so much again for everything and for making our day so special. We would highly recommend to any couple looking for a wedding venue to consider the Great Southern.

Review submitted on Wed, 1st of June, 2022
Anne Marie & Matthew Doherty
wedding on Sun, 10th of April, 2022
Firstly can I start off by saying Julie was amazing to us on the day and in the weeks leading up to the wedding. She was very helpful at providing information and advice. Nothing we asked of her was too much and she is a credit to the Hotel. Katie was phenomenal in the lead up to the wedding

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Secondly, the other staff of the hotel were amazing from start to finish. The wait staff in the ballroom were brilliant and the service was expertly managed. The feedback we have received about the food has been excellent. Even the staff in the restaurant for breakfast were lovely, the person who greeted me Tuesday morning even told the person seating me that I was the bride from Sunday so I continued to feel very special.

The food, the service and the atmosphere of the hotel is what makes the Great Southern so special and head and shoulders above the competition.

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of May, 2022
Nicole & Daniel Hayes
wedding on Sat, 19th of February, 2022
Words cannot thank the staff at The Great Southern Hotel enough for their generosity and hospitality during our wedding in February 2022. Throughout the 18 months of planning there was never an issue and the wedding planners went above and beyond their duty to ensure that everything was as we wished

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on the day. From the menu tasting, to the many visits to confirm details, everything was so enjoyable in the lead up to the day. And this experience only surpassed itself on the wedding day itself! All of our guests commented on the level of service, the friendly staff, the beautiful food and surroundings. As a couple on the day we felt completely looked after which allowed us to thoroughly enjoy ourselves throughout the day and night.
We would not hesitate in recommending this venue to any Bride & Groom, the Great Southern provides a touch of class which is just hard to find anywhere else!

Review submitted on Mon, 11th of April, 2022

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