Discover your happily ever after at the majestic Ballyseede Castle in County Kerry. Ballyseede Castle is a stunning, romantic castle wedding venue that offers a true luxury castle experience like no other from the moment you pass through the gates. A multi award-winning wedding venue, Ballyseede Castle has been part of the wedding industry since 2005, specialising in exclusive and destination weddings.
As Kerry's only castle hotel, the magnificent Ballyseede Castle offers each couple an authentic castle wedding experience and the opportunity to be distinctively different. Close to Tralee on the famous Ring of Kerry, it is only 15 minutes from Kerry Airport and not a million miles from anywhere.
Nestled on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens, Ballyseede Castle Hotel is beautifully placed in secluded grounds. It is the perfect venue for a truly unique castle wedding and the perfect setting to watch all those unforgettable moments unfold.
Steeped in history and splendour, the luxurious Ballyseede Castle is a family-owned and operated hotel. Marnie and her husband Rory, along with their dedicated team, strive to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams, with service that is second to none. Mr. Higgins, the castles very own Irish Wolfhound, will even be there to welcome you and your guests to his home.
Beautifully decorated formal lounges with ornate cornices, adorned with marble fireplaces provide an ideal setting for a drink’s reception. Take the perfect family photographs in the gardens with the castle as your backdrop and feast on an outstanding meal in the company of your loved ones before you dance the night away. You and your guests can enjoy every inch of this entire enchanting castle.
Ballyseede Castle is also a recognised venue for the civil registration of marriage in Co. Kerry, subject to approval of each application. Celebrate your marriage in style in the historic and elegant Stone Room. As an approved venue, Ballyseede Castle take the worry and strain out of travelling and offer a complete celebration under one roof.
Invite your guests to stay in one of the luxuriously appointed 45 en-suite bedrooms, full of colour, charm and character. Elegant accommodation, fine dining with traditional Irish cuisine, rooms that tell a story and the picturesque natural setting, will all comprise to make your wedding at Ballyseede Castle distinctively different and unforgettable.
It was provisionally booked! However, a chance scroll on Instagram one day led to one of the best decisions we could have made, on the most important day of our lives. We always loved castles, medieval history, Irish heritage but we thought a castle wedding might have been out of our league. I downloaded the brochure, looked at the pictures and packages, showed Nessan, and we knew that this was the place before we even went to see it.
We felt so welcomed from our very first visit, the castle has a classy but relaxed and warm atmosphere. It was absolutely magic. We treated ourselves to a stay at the castle a few nights before the wedding, we could not help it! once on my birthday, once with my aunts and the last was our tasting night. Each time was just fabulous. ALL of the food at Ballyseede Castle is divine, the best Guinness pie we ever had. The staff are so friendly, with a wonderful sense of humour. We could not wait for our big day!
I know that Mary, Marnie, Paul, Hilla and Rory deal with many brides and grooms but we always felt special and important, I have organised weddings and events in my own job and I was so impressed with the advice and kindness coming from this dream team! Esther, Joe, Tim are amazing too!
The night before the wedding, we drove from Limerick to Tralee and our cake melted and was about to topple over as we crawled up the castle driveway praying it would not fall! Conor, to the rescue! He bravely carried that wobbly wonder all the way to the fridge and saved the cake! Thank you Conor!
Our wedding day was all we dreamed of and then some, we know that Ballyseede Castle was a massive part of this dream. Our guests are still raving about the venue, their rooms, the food, how did you find it they asked? Like the place was a secret uncovered! Several people told us that it was the best steak they ever had which is such a huge compliment. All you want for your guests is a beautiful place to spend a day and night and good food and wine! Our friends have now booked the castle for their 2021 wedding!
Marnie and the staff came and walked dad and myself to the ceremony room, which is so beautiful. I felt like a rock star. I never expected to feel so special. I will also never forget the hug from Esther on my way to marry my best friend. We had gotten to know her a little during our little visits over the year! There were just so many fabulous little touches from the staff, too many to list!
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Marrying at the magical Ballyseede Castle was the best thing we could have done, Nessan and I are planning another stay over Christmas to say hello again to some 'new old friends', have more pie and remember the best day of our lives. There is something so special about Ballyseede Castle and it’s the people. Go see for yourselves and prepare for lifelong enchantment!
Thank you, Marnie, Rory, Mary, Paul, Hilla, Joe, Esther, Tim and Conor and everyone at Ballyseede. You are purveyors of dreams!
We married in Summer 2019 and our reception was held in Ballyseede Castle, it was a cross between a fairy tale and a dream. The experience start to finish was fabulous. Every aspect of our day ran perfectly.
This is the most beautiful location with an outstanding team. Guests complimented every aspect of their experiences from the idyllic setting, food quality, staff friendliness, accommodation quality to the relaxed atmosphere. The gardens and Castle provided a perfect backdrop for photos. The meal was divine and service was 5-star with meticulous attention to detail. Packages were reasonably priced considering.
A special mention to the fact that the hotel opted not to add the government VAT increase from 2018 to our bill final bill as we had signed our contract ahead of the increase announcement. However, the hotel would have still had to pay the additional VAT cost on our behalf!! Wedding coordinators are friendly and welcoming, really helpful and relaxed. We loved every moment we spent there and wouldn't change a thing.
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From start to finish Ballyseede Castle were a joy to deal with. Nothing was a hassle and they really cared about us. In the run up to the wedding we didn't have to give the venue a second thought, there was no reason to worry. We knew they had everything under control. They are extremely professional and really give you an experience we will never forget! We brought items that were special to us and they had no problem arranging them for us.
From the moment we stepped out of our wedding car, it was clear we were going to have the best afternoon of our lives. The setting is stunning and Marnie and Rory greeted us immediately and took us to a private room to freshen up, have nibbles and champagne. It truly was a special moment. Then on to the drinks reception and the outside area was fabulous. All our guests were really enjoying themselves. Everyone was so happy with the drinks reception and service.
The staff were so friendly. We went upstairs for our meal and it was absolutely unbelievable. The majority of guests commented on the quality of the food and also the fact that everyone at the table was served together. We were blessed with the weather and many guests went back to the drinks reception area and outside for a walk to enjoy the beautiful grounds. We danced the night away and everyone had a brilliant day.
People felt it was different to your usual wedding; it was like we had our own private venue - you didn't have to meet hotel guests or walk through a bar or past the check-in desk. It was like a different world. I think the newly refurbished drinks reception area, the Orangery, has really taken Ballyseede to the next level. That's what won us over in choosing a venue.
We had the best day of our lives and would highly recommend Ballyseede, they truly are superb at their business and care about you! The wedding suite was also fabulous and we are going staying in the hotel over Christmas to reminisce again. Our wedding videos are stunning because of Ballyseede Castle.