Top Wedding Venues in Kerry, Ireland – Country Manors, Luxurious Hotels and Idyllic Restaurants


Today we’re off to the Kingdom, where lush rugged landscapes, hairpin bends and a warm welcome await! If you’re looking to host your nuptials in this stunning part of the country, you’re in for a treat with a wealth of gorgeous venue options at your disposal. Whether you opt for a fairy tale castle complete with jaw dropping setting, a picturesque hotel in one of Kerry’s quaint and welcoming towns or a country style house set against an impressive mountain backdrop, you can be guaranteed a picture perfect setting. Here’s our pick of some of the top wedding venues in Kerry…

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Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Tralee, Kerry (above)
Guest capacity: 220 | Prices start from €59.00
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If you’re after a fairy tale setting with Kerry’s stunning scenery as a backdrop, Ballyseede Castle is a picture perfect choice. This family owned castle is set on an expansive thirty acre estate and has a choice of three function rooms that can cater for up to 220 guests. There are a range of packages to choose from – the vintage package will transport you to times past with sumptuous gold tablecloths, elegant candelabras and tea stands filled with the tastiest treats. Or if you’d rather tailor make your own, you’ll be spoiled for choice with everything from a cheese and port reception to canapés and castle punch to choose from.


Parknasilla Resort & Spa, Sneem, Kerry
Guest capacity: 180
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If you’re looking for a magical setting in the heart of the countryside that boasts stunning sea-views, Parknasilla Resort & Spa in the idyllic town of Sneem is a worthy contender. Set on 500 acres of countryside, this remote resort has a wealth of rugged scenery at your doorstep providing endless opportunities for the most memorable wedding photographs. Their award-winning Pygmalion Restaurant can host up to 180 guests and the team pride themselves on their ‘can do’ attitude so your day is unique to you. The resort is exclusively yours for your wedding day and has everything you need for a fun, romantic or relaxing stay including a luxury spa & leisure centre and 12 hole golf course.

See: A Perfect Day at Parknasilla by Andrew O’Dwyer Photography

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Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa, Dingle, Kerry
Guest capacity: 230 | Prices start from €60.00
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Located on the shores of Dingle bay, The Dingle Skellig boasts breathtaking views, sandy beaches on your doorstep and a glorious mountain backdrop. Whether you want the perfect setting for your civil ceremony or a party for up to 230 guests, the hotel caters for just one wedding a day so you have their undivided attention. The spacious Skellig Suite which has panoramic views of Dingle Bay opens out on to the blissful sun terrace, complete with manicured gardens, the ideal spot for canapés and cocktails. Its picturesque location by the harbour will provide effortlessly romantic wedding photos.

See: One Sunny Day in Dingle by Elaine Kennedy Photography

Photo by Andrew O’ Dwyer


Kenmare Bay Hotel, Kenmare, Kerry
Guest capacity: 350 | Prices start from €39.00
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Set in the quaint town of Kenmare with its gorgeous mountain backdrop, the Kenmare Bay Hotel can cater for up to 350 of your family and friends, an intimate civil ceremony or small party for your nearest and dearest. With 30 years wedding experience behind them, the team at Kenmare Bay pride themselves on their exceptional service and warm welcome. Couples can look forward to working with a dedicated planner who will ensure your day is perfect from start to finish and with a one wedding a day policy, you can be guaranteed you and your guests are the centre of attention. Their suite of leisure facilities and cosy cottages are also sure to be a hit with guests.

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The Brehon Hotel, Kilarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 220 | Prices start from €65.00
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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 is the epitome of luxury and style. Catering for up to 220 guests, the hotel places huge value on service with a personal wedding co-ordinator to help you with your plans. The hotel also boasts the luxurious Angsana Spa where guests can unwind with some pampering before or after the festivities.


Sneem Hotel, Goldens Cove, Sneem, Kerry
Guest capacity: 320
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Located in the picturesque village of Sneem in the heart of the Ring of Kerry, Sneem Hotel has spectacular views of the Kerry Mountains and Kenmare Bay. Their magnificent, spacious grand ballroom can accommodate up to 320 guests and boasts high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and sparkling chandeliers. It also opens up on to their Sun Terrace which overlooks Kenmare Bay where you and your guests can enjoy the drinks reception while taking in the stunning views. Couples can choose from one of their excellent packages or are free to create a bespoke day to reflect their own taste and budget including a menu specially created by their talented head chef using the finest local ingredients. Sneem Hotel pride themselves on the personal touches, ensuring yours is a day to remember.


The Smugglers Inn, Cliff Road, Waterville, Co. Kerry
Guest capacity: 120 or 220 (marquee) | Prices start from €43.00
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Set in a spectacular location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Ballinskelligs Bay on the Ring of Kerry, this award winning, family run restaurant is perfect for couples after a unique and alternative setting for their Big Day with ample photo opportunities. A foodie haven, The Smugglers Inn are renowned for their top class menu and amazing service and the venue can cater for small and bigger parties alike. Smaller, more intimate weddings up to 120 guests take place in the restaurant itself which boasts beautiful views over the Golf Links Beach or if it’s a larger shindig you’re after, a marquee for up to 200 guests can be arranged as well.

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Heights Hotel Killarney, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 350 | Prices start from €37.00
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Situated in the heart of Killarney, The Heights Hotel Killarney is renowned for its excellent service and warm welcome. Their Wedding Garden offers picturesque views of the mountains and is the perfect backdrop for stunning wedding photos. Couples can choose to celebrate in the beautiful Mangerton Suite which seats up to 350 people and boasts a self-contained bar, so guests won’t have too far to wander. Or for the more intimate affair, the Mill Restaurant which houses 65 guests and has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, is the perfect spot to host smaller parties.


Dromhall Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 300 | Prices start from €47.00
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From its fine food to impressive marble lobby, The Dromhall Hotel is a chic choice of wedding venue, ideally located in Killarney town. With 50 years experience behind them, this family owned and managed hotel pull out all the stops, from the impressive red carpet arrival to the chauffeur driven car they provide. The regal Shelbourne Suite caters for 70-300 guests but smaller bookings and civil ceremonies can be accommodated as well. Couples can avail of set packages or are free to tailor make their own from their extensive menu, with an award-winning chef on hand to delight with mouth-watering food.


Sol y Sombra, Old Church of Ireland, Killorglin, Kerry
Guest capacity: 120 | Prices start from €55
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If you’re looking for a unique setting for your special day that has an emphasis on fabulous food, take a peek at Sol y Sombra. A tapas bar set in a distinctive former Church of Ireland building, this stunning converted church retains beautiful original features without the religious overtones. Stained glass windows add to the romantic ambience, while the natural acoustics of the former church make it a beautiful spot to celebrate your civil ceremony or an intimate wedding party. Their tasty tapas menu is ideal for couples looking to put a twist on their wedding menu but more traditional Irish fare can also be catered for.


Randles Court Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
Guest Capacity: 140
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Whether you’re having a lavish bash for 140 people, a small and intimate gathering for your 20 closest friends, or a close knit civil ceremony, the effortlessly chic Randles Court is sure to charm you. Family owned and run, this deluxe hotel dates back to 1906 and prides itself on its excellent service and the personal touch. Its country manor feel is complemented by beautiful furniture, period style artwork and unique checker flooring in their Checker’s Restaurant, sure to impress guests. Their pretty garden patio is the ideal place to start summer celebrations with its breathtaking mountain backdrop.

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The Dunloe Hotel, Beaufort, Killarney, Kerry
Guest capacity: 220 | Prices start from €65.00
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Nestled amongst 64 acres of gardens leading to the ruins of an old 12th century castle, 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 wedding day. Their picturesque walled gardens and secret pathways are an utterly romantic backdrop for your wedding photos and is a gorgeous spot for al fresco drinks during finer weather. Civil ceremonies can be organised on the premises and their elegant Park Suite caters for up to 220 people where guests can look forward to a night of fine food and dancing.