Couples in the southwest are spoilt for choices when it comes to choosing the dream venue for their Big Day with a wealth of amazing offerings on their doorstep! Today we’re taking a look at the picturesque town of Killarney in Co. Kerry where a warm welcome and endless beautiful scenery awaits. This bustling little town is bursting with character, history and culture and has a wealth of incredibly beautiful scenery at your disposal for stunning wedding photo ops, being a stop on the renowned Ring of Kerry circuit and a gateway to the Killarney National Park which boasts 100 square kilometres of lush rugged landscape with lakes, mountains and forests. The incredible scenery is just one perk of a wedding in Killarney; excellent service, a friendly atmosphere and the range of gorgeous venues in this charming town makes it a fab choice for your celebrations – check out these beautiful Killarney wedding venues below…
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Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 280 | View Profile
As the only hotel located within Killarney’s National Park, there are stunning views galore! Choose between the manicured gardens, the National Park, Muckross House, Muckross Abbey, Torc Waterfall, or the lakes of Killarney. Muckross Park Hotel boasts a number of civil ceremony locations, including the medieval Atrium with its own private garden, original church pews, floor to ceiling windows and a gorgeous open fire. Full weekend itineraries are available, which include spa treatments, golfing, hiking, boating and more.
Killarney Avenue Hotel, Town Centre, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
The fabulous Four Star Killarney Avenue Hotel has an idyllic setting overlooking the beautiful Killarney National Park ensuring couples have a stunning backdrop for their wedding photos. The hotel has a central location in the heart of downtown Killarney and is renowned for its fine food and excellent service and with over 30 years experience in the wedding business behind them, you can be guaranteed your special day is in the best hands. The hotel’s dedicated team can help you tailor-make your dream day and pride themselves on their attention to detail and personalised service. Their elegant Avenue Suite can cater for up to 300 guests and boasts large floor to ceiling windows and its own private bar so guests won’t have to wander far for refreshments.
The Brehon Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 220 | View Profile
From the elegant reception in the Brehon Bar where guests can sip on punch or warm up with a cup of tea and coffee to a soundtrack of classical and Celtic tunes courtesy of the resident pianist, to the chic décor – candelabras and freshly cut roses or lillies – and the finest food, The Brehon Hotel is the epitome of luxury and style. The hotel places huge value on service with a personal wedding co-ordinator to help you with your plans and can cater for up to 220 guests in their The Brehon & Angsana Spa Wedding Suite and also have a Private Dining Room for more intimate affairs. Overlooking Killarney National Park, this picture perfect setting ensures couples are guaranteed a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos.
The Malton Hotel Killarney, Town Centre, Killarney, Kerry
Located on 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of charming Killarney, The Malton Hotel Killarney is a luxurious and romantic setting for weddings both big and small. This iconic property has an abundant of breathtaking period features from its elegant Victorian entrance hall complete with welcoming open fire to its exquisite grand foyer and drawing rooms with their carefully chosen furnishings. Couples looking for the wow factor will be blown away by the custom-built wedding suite, The Muckross Suite which can host from 200 to 600 guests. The Malton’s dedicated team is renowned for their excellent service and will pull out all the stops to ensure your day is everything you could dream of with lovely little touches and memorable details.
Heights Hotel Killarney, Cork Road, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile
Situated in the heart of Killarney, Heights Hotel Killarney is renowned for its excellent service and warm welcome. Overlooking the Torc and Mangerton Mountains, the hotel’s elevated position guarantees stunning views of the breath-taking surrounding countryside. Their wedding garden avails of these picturesque mountain views, providing newlyweds with the perfect backdrop for amazing wedding photos. Couples can choose to celebrate their special day in the beautiful Mangerton Suite which seats up to 350 people and boasts a self-contained bar or for more intimate gatherings, the Mill Restaurant can host 65 guests and has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
Dromhall Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
From its fine food to impressive marble lobby, the Dromhall Hotel is a fabulous choice of wedding venue, ideally located close to Killarney town centre. With 50 years experience behind them, this family owned and managed hotel pride themselves on their attention to detail and personal service, pulling out all the stops from the impressive red carpet arrival to the chauffeur driven car they provide. The stunning Shelbourne Suite caters for between 70 and 300 guests and they can accommodate civil ceremonies on site as well. Couples can avail of set packages or are free to tailor make their own from their extensive menus, with an award-winning chef on hand to delight with the tastiest food.
Randles Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
Guest Capacity: 140 | View Profile
Whether you’re having a lavish bash for 140 people, an intimate gathering for your 20 closest friends, or a romantic civil ceremony, the effortlessly chic Randles Hotel is sure to charm you and your guests. This family owned hotel dates back to 1906 and prides itself on its excellent service and offers couples that personal touch that will make the day unique and special to them. Its country manor feel is complemented by beautiful furniture, period style artwork and striking checker flooring in their Checker’s Restaurant, sure to make a lasting impression. Their pretty garden patio is the ideal place to start summer celebrations or capture beautiful photographs with its breathtaking mountain backdrop.
The Dunloe Hotel, Beaufort, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 220 | View Profile
Set on its own 64 acre estate, the 5 star Dunloe Hotel overlooks the famous Gap of Dunloe and the River Laune and makes for an enchanting setting for your fairy tale day. Their picturesque walled gardens and secret pathways are an incredibly romantic backdrop for your wedding photos and lead to the ruins of the old 12th century Dunloe Castle. Civil ceremonies can be organised on the premises, both indoors and outdoors making the most of the magical setting. Their elegant Park Suite has stunning panoramic views of the parklands close to the River Laune and can host up to 220 guests for a night of fine food and dancing.
Main photo by K Photography courtesy of the Brehon Hotel
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