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Kilkea Castle

Kilkea Castle, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Kildare
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Prepare to feel like royalty when you enter the grounds of one of the oldest inhabited Castles in Ireland. With history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle captures the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic Castle with the overwhelming allure of timeless sophistication and style. After a major renovation that redefines luxury, Kilkea Castle is delighted to welcome you.

Only an hours drive from Dublin, our magical Castle has an exceptionally wide choice of Wedding Venues to choose from. Elaine, our Wedding Manager can help you select the right setting and atmosphere for your bespoke Wedding. With over 800 years of hosting Weddings and Celebrations behind us, Kilkea Castle is ready to open its doors and let new light in through our noble windows.

Our Baronial Hall can cater for up to 260 Wedding Guests. However we also cater for more intimate Weddings at Kilkea Castle. Please contact us for more details and to arrange a viewing our of Castle Hotel.


53 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Des Pierce
Added 5th Jan 2023
Wedding 31st Dec 2022
We had an amazing few days celebrating our New Years Eve wedding. The venue looked spectacular, the food was amazing and the staff were wonderful. We had an amazing time from start to finish.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Des & Anne Thank you so much for the review - now go enjoy your honeymoon!
Sarah & Greg
Added 6th Jan 2023
Wedding 30th Dec 2022
We loved everything about our wedding experience from the rehearsal dinner the night before to the breakfast the morning after. So many of our guests complimented the venue and especially the food. Elaine and Michaela were lovely to deal with. We would definitely recommend Kilkea Castle for anyone looking for a wedding venue.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Sarah & Greg - we are delighted you enjoyed your wedding and we will pass on your kind works to the team!
Ryan & Emma Bissett
Added 5th Jan 2023
Wedding 29th Dec 2022
Elaine & Michaela and all the wedding team and staff at Kilkea Castle have the utmost professionalism and warmth. From the moment we booked and decided on Kilkea castle, right through the process they made our wedding journey a joy. The castle, facilities, rooms and whole build up was made so much easier knowing the teams quality and standards. We were married on 29th December 2022 in Kilkea Castle. It was an amazing day and we and our guests are still reeling from it. In summary, fantastic staff, lovely venue, amazing food and drinks. Hard to beat in our opinion. Elaine, Michaela and all the staff were excellent.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Ryan & Emma, Can not believe its already been 6 weeks! Hope you are both enjoying married life!
Added 6th Jan 2023
Wedding 16th Dec 2022
From arrival we fell in love with Kilkea, it only got better and better as we worked with Michaela to plan our day. We were listened to, nothing was ever a hassle and every idea was possible! Every person we dealt with was so personable and welcoming, which made the venue even more idyllic. Our dream day was even better than imagined, we’ve had non stop compliments about the wedding and venue since. We can’t rate Kilkea high enough, it was perfect and we can’t wait to go back to stay!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Jane - We are delighted you enjoyed your day
Ellen and Ciaran
Added 20th Dec 2022
Wedding 9th Dec 2022
Kilkea Castle for our wedding in December was the perfect venue choice. Weather on the day was icy and frosty but the team took this in their stride and we’re extremely accommodating in terms of where to get amazing photos and how to accommodate our guests. The team were extremely professional and our wedding was absolutely perfect!! The food was amazing and all the guests were talking about how exceptional it was. The castle and the baronial hall are so well decorated and were so exquisitely setup by the team. In the run up and on the day Elaine, Michaela and all the team are very helpful and responsive to all requests. On the day David the food manager was a star too. We would highly highly recommend Kilkea Castle to anyone looking at castle wedding venues. The whole team really went above and beyond from start to finish and we are so grateful for all they did to help create our dream wedding!!!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Ciaran & Ellen (AKA for always The Snow Queen!!) It really was such a magical day - the images are amazing.
Toni Anderson
Added 19th Dec 2022
Wedding 3rd Dec 2022
I cannot emphasize how great Kilkea castle was for our perfect winter wedding. All of the staff were fantastic but in particular our two wedding coordinators Elaine and Michaela went above and beyond and their professionalism was second to none. Everything on the day went so smoothly and they took care of so many little details in the background, making the whole process as stress free as possible. I genuinely cannot thank them enough and I would recommend the beautiful Kilkea castle to any bride and groom to be.
Response from Kilkea Castle
It was our pleasure to take care of you all! Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas
Laura O'Shea
Added 19th Dec 2022
Wedding 26th Nov 2022
We recently got married at Kilkea Castle, and we loved every second of the weekend! Elaine, Michaela and all of the staff at Kilkea were phenomenal to deal with, they made us feel so special on the day and all of our guests were blown away by the service and the venue itself. They were responsive and supportive especially in the last few weeks before the wedding and made sure everything ran smoothly and on time without letting things feel rushed. We had a few special requests and they managed them and advised on different options to make sure we got the most out of the day. Our favourite moment that they created for us was some time alone to enjoy the canapés before the dinner, this was a really special time where it started to sink in that we were newlyweds! I would recommend Kilkea without hesitation to any newly engaged couple looking for an exquisite venue with top class service!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Laura, It was our pleasure to look after your day and thank you for letting us be part of it!
Louise and Shane
Added 27th Dec 2022
Wedding 5th Nov 2022
Kilkea Castle is the perfect castle wedding venue! We loved every minute of planning with the amazing team (Elaine and Michaela mainly)! We loved arriving down and spending any time we could there! On the day we had no worries and everything ran as smooth as ever! We will be forever grateful for such an incredible day!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Louise & Shane So glad you enjoyed the day. Please don't forget where we are - we would love to see you both again
Lisa & Mark John Gannon
Added 8th Jan 2023
Wedding 4th Nov 2022
We had the best experience with all the Team at Kilkea Castle. Having previously worked in events, it would take a lot for me to hand over the reigns on my wedding but Elaine & Michaela were the dream wedding team! An absolute pleasure to deal with for almost 2 years, nothing was an issue, they were as cool as a breeze and are simply professionals at what they do. All of the staff in Kilkea were so lovely throughout our visits in advance of the wedding and our 4 days on site for the wedding week. We felt like we were at home and they made us and our guests feel like we were the only wedding there ever. I can’t recommend them enough as a wedding venue, top class service! We can’t wait to go back to visit!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Lisa & Mark John, Thank you so much - you are too kind. We will make sure to let the team your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future
Hannah Keenan
Added 19th Dec 2022
Wedding 2nd Sep 2022
Kilkea Castle was all I could of dreamt of as a wedding location for us. All the staff and especially Michaela and Elaine were more than accommodating to all our needs and wants for our wedding. Nothing was ever a problem and everything was perfection for the day. We wish we could do it all again there. The venue was amazing we were so happy we choose Kilkea Castle as our wedding location.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Hannah & Donagh, It was our pleasure and privilege - I hope Sam is spoilt by Santa this year
Amanda Little
Added 19th Dec 2022
Wedding 30th Aug 2022
Wow! I’ve dreamt of my wedding growing up, and our wedding day at Kilkea castle FAR exceeded my dreams. The grounds are so picturesque, and well maintained. The food was the most delicious food I’ve had in a while that our guests still talk about it and say they wish we were closer to continue to enjoy. As beautiful as the grounds were and as incredible as the food was. The star of Kilkea is the staff. The take the castle thing seriously and we were treated like royalty. From the guest attendants at check in, the servers, the bar staff and lady but not least the pleasure of getting to work with Elaine and Michaela. The planning process was smooth (even after postponing twice because of COVID) if you are thinking of Kilkea as your venue don’t think any further and reserve your day. It will be the most incredible day ever.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Amanda - so glad we lived up to the childhood dreams !! I will make sure to pass on your kind words to all the team.
JoAnne Little
Added 19th Dec 2022
Wedding 24th Aug 2022
Amazing location and people to host a wedding. We planned everything from a distance and didn’t see the venue until the day before the wedding and man we weren’t disappointed. Everything was planned to perfection. The first was first rate venue amazing. Service was great everyone was so attentive. Elaine handled everything for us answered all our questions and more. Set up and arranged everything. Can’t say enough about Kilkea castle
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much JoAnne - it was so great to finally have you all here for the celebrations!
Tadhg and Harriet
Added 3rd Sep 2022
Wedding 20th Aug 2022
Kilkea castle was a superb venue. They couldn’t do enough for us to ensure our day went perfectly. Special mention to Elaine who looked after us from the first day we went to view Kilkea. She was so helpful and made the experience so enjoyable. Can’t wait to go back to stay here again. It’s such a beautiful hotel and we couldn’t be happier with how our wedding weekend went.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Good Afternoon Tadhg and Harriet, What can I say - thank you so much for letting us be part of such a brilliant Wedding Weekend. Please pass on our best wishes to both families and we can not wait to welcome you back!
Shauna Rose
Added 27th Dec 2022
Wedding 19th Aug 2022
My husband and I chose Kilkea Castle as our destination wedding venue as we are from New York. It was truly such a beautiful day that we will cherish forever. We had the pleasure of having Elaine and Michaela as our wedding coordinators. They were extraordinary in the planning process and truly remarkable on the day of the wedding. It was stressful planning A destination wedding for 135 guests but they were so attentitive to our needs and really made our day so very special. Our guest are still raving about our wedding - the breathtaking venue, the delicious food and drinks, the hardworking staff. We cannot wait to go back to visit and relive the memories. Thank you to all the hardworking staff who helped make the day run so smoothly! Truly A dream come true wedding!!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Shauna & Kevin It was such a pleasure having you both and your guest here for the weekend - my lasting memory will be having the privilege of a private rendition of your first dance! You both looked amazing on the dance floor!
Tiffany Landgraff (now Twomey)
Added 19th Dec 2022
Wedding 12th Aug 2022
We had a fantastic wedding day at Kilkea Castle. Our wedding coordinators Elaine and Michaela helped us so much leading up to the day (like many we were postponed 2x’s due to Covid ). We had my family traveling from the US and my partners family and friends coming from Ireland and they were all blown away by the castle and the attentiveness of the staff during our 3 day wedding activities. I would recommend Kilkea and our coordinators in a heartbeat. It was a magical wedding and we are so pleased with everything. Lots of love, Tiffany, Conor and our son Jack
Response from Kilkea Castle
Tiffany, Conor and Jack, It was wonderful to finally be able to host your wedding here at Kilkea Castle! We have felt like we have watched Jack grow up in front of eyes!
Claire & Steven
Added 17th Feb 2023
Wedding 30th Jul 2022
What a magical place to get married! Such a fabulous day and the staff were amazing! Beautiful grounds, gorgeous food - we were honestly so happy. The baronial hall is also so so lovely and pretty. Elaine was brilliant and gave us great recommendations beforehand for suppliers which we were delighted with. Everything went so smoothly and we would absolutely recommend having your wedding day here.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Claire & Steven! It was a pleasure
Kellie Frary
Added 21st Feb 2023
Wedding 6th Jul 2022
What a perfectly spectacular fairy tale wedding!!!! Every moment was special! The staff was accommodating and attentive. The views breath taking… the entire event was simple perfection
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much for the kind words! We do try for Fairy Tale Weddings
Julie Cadigan
Added 8th Jan 2023
Wedding 6th Jul 2022
This wedding venue is fabulous! We stayed for 2 nights and everything was perfect. The food was delicious and the choices were abundant. So yummy. Our rooms were lovely, spacious and very comfortable. The grounds were manicured and beautiful. Lots to do too. Golf and falconry were our favorites. If you are looking for a dreamy fairytale wedding, Kilkea Castle is the place to book. You will not be disappointed! A++
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Julie! We do aim to fulfil the Fairytale Castle Wedding for our couples
Conor Walshe and Kari O'Donnnell
Added 21st Dec 2022
Wedding 2nd Jul 2022
After two years of postponing our big day due to Covid we finally got to have our wedding day at Kilkea castle. Over the course of the two years waiting, we got great support and understanding from the team at Kilkea castle, heralded by the amazing Elaine McFadden. From the start of the weekend with a family dinner on the Friday night through to the traditional music session in The Keep bar on the Sunday night, the staff at the hotel and wedding venue were simply delightful, great humored and everything went smoothly (including the rain stopping for the duration of the service on the Saturday, that was the master stroke, thank you Elaine;) We have received our photos and videos recently and it is magical to look back at the location and history that surrounded us and most importantly, how much fun everyone had and still talks about. Hats off the chef and the kitchen for rolling out the red carpet for us, the food was sublime the late-night snacks went down a treat for all our energic dancers, of which there were plenty. We are forever grateful to Elaine and the staff, as well as the owners who get a special mention. We got to witness such great support and expansion of the facilities while we waited for covid to pass. The new Spa is not to be missed on any stay. We had a dream and the wedding team at Kilkea castle made it come through. They will always be in our hearts. We are looking forward to returning to stay in the future. All our friends and family left having such a wonderful experience with plenty of good Irish stories too. If they didn't know what the craic was before, they sure do now. Thank you to all the wedding team and staff at Kilkea Castle. You made our day.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Conor & Kari! What an amazing day after all the postponements. We feel like you are part of our Kilkea Family now (especially with e Boston connection!) Looking forward to welcoming you back when you are next home
Kristen and Alan Shook
Added 21st Dec 2022
Wedding 29th Jun 2022
The service at Kilkea blew past any expectations we had, and they were high. The staff was friendly, efficient, and extremely accommodating. On the day of our wedding, there was a 90% chance of rain. Knowing how important it was to us to have our wedding outside the staff prepared for both indoor and outdoor options for the ceremony going above and beyond our expectations. Elaine was extremely warm, welcoming, and responsive from day one! Now that it is the holiday season a majority of the holiday cards we received have photos of our guests at the castle: ). If there ever was a need for a reference my husband and I would drop everything to share our experience.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Kristen and Alan, You really were a great couple to work with and your guests were amazing. The castle definitely misses all your wonderful American & Irish guests
Caitriona Rochford
Added 6th Oct 2022
Wedding 24th Jun 2022
Absolutely stunning location, brilliant staff and so professional from start to finish. If you want a wedding without any worries, Kilkea Castle is the location of your dreams.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much - we do think it is a dream wedding venue! I will make sure to pass on your comments to all the staff
Laura and Brian Schomo
Added 20th Dec 2022
Wedding 21st Jun 2022
What can we say… it was the most unforgettable experience! If we had high expectations they were completely surpassed! The service was incredibly personable from start to finish. The Rooms were great and the property was amazing! We have our friends still talking about our wedding six months later! Elaine and staff were just outstanding. Without a doubt if you want the wedding of a lifetime go to Kilkea. We are from the United States and hands down tell anyone to make the trip and if you live in Ireland what a wonderful gem you have in your backyard
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Laura & Brian - So glad we were able to be part of your day!
Added 12th Jun 2022
Wedding 10th Jun 2022
I was Part of the wedding party for a super wedding last Friday the 10th of June . Elaine and Michaela the wedding planners , were a great help to my daughter and I found the whole day and night superbly managed by the entire Team at the hotel and wedding venue . Particular mention must go to David who was the banqueting Manager I think and was so obliging with everything that was asked of him . A great day and thank you .
Response from Kilkea Castle
Many Thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure to look after you all on he day. I will be sure to pass on your comment to the whole team. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Kilkea Castle at some point in the future Warmest Regards Elaine & The Wedding Team
Sammy Byrne
Added 30th Jun 2022
Wedding 4th Jun 2022
I cannot say enough amazing things about this team and venue. Elaine and Micaela were absolutely wonderful and made me feel so at ease throughout the day and leading up to the wedding I just knew I could count on them to make the process so seamless. I loved every second and would recommend any and everyone to get married here or at least attend a wedding here. We cannot wait to already go back and we are so thankful for the amazing help we had even for little things after the wedding. I wish I could go back in time and relive it all over again! Thank you so much to everyone at the Kilkea, from the bottom of our hearts. We loved our special day!
Response from Kilkea Castle
From the bottom of our hearts thank you for the lovely words! It was a great weekend and we are so happy you all enjoyed it. \We cant go back in time but we really hope that yourself and Ryan get to return in the future T
Eimear Quinlan & Ross D’Arcy
Added 21st Jan 2023
Wedding 28th May 2022
We had the most wonderful wedding at Kilkea Castle. Elaine and Michaela were fantastic wedding planners so responsive and helpful no matter how small or trivial the query was. The food was amazing on our wedding day as were the wines we chose. Our guests remarked on how delicious the food was, how accommodating all of the staff were. They were also delighted at the variety of accommodation available onsite. We were blessed with fantastic weather on our wedding day and one of our lasting memories is walking onto the patio at the side of the castle hearing our beautiful reception music and seeing our guests having an amazing time with all of the food and drinks that were on offer. Elaine, Michaela and Neal were so helpful and attentive on the day, looking after ours and our wedding parties every need. There attention to detail was remarkable. They also made sure that our Day 2 celebrations were exactly what we wanted. We can’t thank Elaine, Michaela, Neal and all of the staff at Kilkea Castle enough for making our wedding day the best day of our lives.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Eimear & Ross. It was our pleasure to have been able to host your wedding and look after your guests. Hopeing to se you both again i the future
Added 1st Jul 2022
Wedding 26th May 2022
Kilkea castle was a dream come true for us! The grounds were immaculate. The staff was so helpful and kind. The food was delicious. It was the best day of our lives!!! Can’t wait to go back on our anniversary.
Response from Kilkea Castle
So glad yourself, Stephen and all your guests enjoyed the day! I will make sure to pass on the review to all the team at Kilkea Castle. Cant wait to welcome you back next year so you can relive the experience
Sophie & Ryan
Added 6th Jul 2022
Wedding 21st May 2022
Our wedding at Kilkea was just perfect! They could not do enough for you on the day and the service you receive from the team is nothing short of first class. You really are royalty for the day, Elaine is on call for anything you need from organising sandwiches after the Day 2 pub trip or getting a golf cart to bring the mother in law to her room for a quick change! The food was superb and our guests keep saying it’s the best wedding they have ever been to! A big thanks to everyone at Kilkea!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Sophie & Ryan - The team are humbled by such high praise. It really was a great wedding weekend and your guests definitely made sure they enjoyed themselves. A great party was had by all. It was our pleasure to have looked after you all. Warmest Regards from us all!
Anthony Lafleur
Added 6th Jan 2023
Wedding 6th May 2022
We had a 5-star experience working with Kilkea to plan our wedding. Michaela and Elaine are experienced wedding planners and helped us with recommendations and in managing our schedule from start to finish. They are both incredibly patient and lovely to work with. The venue was magical and all of our guests had a great time.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Anthony, Thank you so much - it was our pleasure to look after you for your wedding. It really was an International Wedding for sure. Don't forget to pop in and see us when you are back in Ireland again
Added 10th Dec 2021
Wedding 23rd Apr 2022
Elaine and the staff at Kilkea Castle were absolutely amazing. They accommodated our wedding beautifully especially given the tough restrictions and uncertainty at the time. It was such a special and magical day full of the most wonderful and helpful staff.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our absolute pleasure to look after yourself and Niall (and of course Lucky!) for your wedding. It will always hold a special place in our hearts being our first wedding back after nearly 4 months of restrictions. Best Wishes to you both for the future
Radhe and Anthony
Added 21st Dec 2022
Wedding 14th Apr 2022
We cannot recommend Kilkea Castle enough, we had our dream Indian - Irish wedding at Kilkea and every expectation we had was surpassed and then some!! Planning a fusion wedding from overseas (including 2 covid postponements) sounds pretty daunting but Elaine and the staff at Kilkea made it a breeze for us. Elaine was so incredibly helpful every step of the way and very accommodating to our requests. The venue itself is absolutely stunning. From the long tree lined driveway, beautifully manicured gardens and regal accommodation, no detail is missed. Ourselves and our guests really did feel like royalty for the weekend! The food was fantastic, Elaine had worked with us to create a fusion Indian/Irish menu and the guests were not disappointed! Our wedding day ran like clockwork thanks to Elaine and all the staff involved, the service from them all was simply outstanding during our stay. If you're looking for a spectacular Castle wedding venue, you really don't need to look any further!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Radhe and Anthony, I did think at one stage that we would never get you married! It was an amazing day and the images are stunning. Hoe you see you when you are next back for Oz
Jen Ballen
Added 19th Dec 2022
Wedding 9th Apr 2022
Kilkea Castle is a DREAM destination for a wedding. The venue is absolutely stunning! The food is top notch and the wedding team is so amazing to work with. They took care of every detail and our big day was stress free! We would highly recommend having your wedding at Kilkea Castle! It's truly a unique and special place.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Jen, It was a pleasure to finally be able to welcome you and your guests to Kilkea after the madness of Covid! Hope to see you back in Kilkea soon
Brad Wallace
Added 19th Dec 2022
Wedding 9th Apr 2022
Kilkea Castle made our fair-tale wedding a reality! From the breathtaking scenery to the truly amazing staff, our expectations were exceeded from start to finish. As an American couple planning our wedding from abroad, the process was seamless and we always felt we were in good hands. Our guests left with an experience of a lifetime and the value we received from this venue was insurmountable. Thank you to the Kilkea Castle staff for create memories that we will never forget!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Brad & Jen, We finally got to have the magical Castle Wedding! I hope you are both keeping well
Niamh Preston
Added 20th Dec 2022
Wedding 24th Mar 2022
The team are really helpful the food was fantastic, the location is easily accessed and the venue/setting is amazing.
Amy Mulligan
Added 8th Jul 2022
Wedding 4th Mar 2022
The best decision we made when planning our wedding was choosing Kilkea Castle for our reception. From the first visit to the day itself, we have had an amazing experience. We were so well looked after and they were so responsive to any emails or phone calls. We had the most wonderful wedding day and our guests were blown away by the venue, food and service. Michaela and Elaine were wonderful to deal with, along with all the other staff on the day - we didn’t have to worry about anything. We would 100% recommend Kilkea Castle to any couples currently planning their wedding!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Amy & Kieran, Thank you so much for your review! I will make sure to pass your comments on to all the team.
Anna & James Lennon
Added 14th Nov 2022
Wedding 24th Feb 2022
Kilkea Castle was a superb venue we were so delighted with the service we received on the day of our wedding and the days coming up to the wedding and the day after. Staff were so professional and helpful, stunning location, food was excellent. Special thanks to Elaine and Michaela who were exceptional from the first day we viewed kilkea, ye were both so helpful and truly made our day so special and enjoyable. We couldn't be happier how our wedding weekend went. Can't wait to go back to this beautiful hotel again.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Anna & James - Thank you so much! I will make sure to pass on your comments to all the team. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future!
Stefan & Deirdre
Added 9th Jan 2022
Wedding 1st Jan 2022
We had a fantastic wedding at Kilkea Castle, it couldn't have been any better. The day went exactly as we had hoped with all of the guests enjoying themselves. The venue was perfect; the staff made our guests feel really welcome and relaxed and the castle was a real luxury with the open log fire while the guests enjoyed their canapés and drinks. The meal did not disappoint either, the food was fantastic and served by very attentive and friendly staff. After the meal we had drinks in the bar and it was really pleasant evening catching up with friendly. The bar staff were excellent and really looked after our guests and enjoyed a bit banter with them too. Our wedding planner, Elaine, with some help from Michaela ensured that everything was organised really well and matched with our hopes for the day. Our wedding was impacted a couple of times by covid restrictions and guests who had to cancel but Elaine and her team were very helpful and reassuring throughout and made sure everything ran smoothly despite the changes. Even on the day of the wedding when our photographer had to cancel due to covid, Elaine managed to find us one at short notice, she couldn't have been more helpful. The photographer turned out to be really great too. We are delighted with how our day went and we would highly recommend Kilkea to anyone looking for a wedding venue. We are looking to visiting Kilkea Castle again!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Stefan & Deirdre. We are so glad you enjoyed your day and what a wonderful wedding for the team here to start off 2022 with. The star of the show has to be your beautiful son Matthew - for a nearly 2 year old he was wiser beyond his years and was a great help with the lift buttons! All our best wishes to the three of you for the future
Added 8th Jan 2022
Wedding 17th Dec 2021
Elaine, Michaela and all at kilkea could not have been more accommodating to us from the first viewing to postponing twice and right up to the day itself and even after they truly went above and beyond to make our fay so magical and we cannot thank them enough for everything
Response from Kilkea Castle
It was so great to finally get you married! We are delighted you enjoyed your day.
Kaitlin Burdette
Added 5th Jan 2022
Wedding 8th Dec 2021
Absolutely incredible from start to finish. I could not imagine a more perfect setting or team for our big day! Elaine was the most helpful and knowledgeable planner. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and stress free!
Response from Kilkea Castle
What can I say - It really was a fairytale wedding and you were both such legends given all the various challenges that came your way thanks to Covid and Storm Barra. Don't forget to come visit us in Ireland soon :)
Blaithin & Rory
Added 7th Dec 2021
Wedding 27th Nov 2021
Elaine, Ian and the team at Kilkea co-ordinated the most amazing wedding for us. From start to finish all members of staff were on hand to ensure everything went perfectly. We can’t thank you enough we had the best time and our guests did too - they raved about the food, the service and the rooms all things we already knew would be brilliant! Thanks again guys it was better than we could have hoped for x
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much - we will make sure to pass your review on to all the members of the team. Don't forget where we are :) and we look forward to welcoming you back to visit very soon!
Aisling & Stephen Morrison
Added 7th Dec 2021
Wedding 25th Sep 2021
Elaine and the entire Kilkea Castle team were amazing in everything from our first enquiry call, planning through restrictions, and right through to the day itself and afterwards. We didn't click 5 stars for everything 'just because'. It genuinely was 5 star service, and every member of our family complimented the venue, food but most of all the staff who really made this a wonderful weekend. Personally, I felt like the princess of the castle for the entire weekend, and our family felt like royalty. Thank you again to the team, it was magical.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Aisling & Stephen, It is great to hear you both had such a wonderful weekend and that your family enjoyed your wedding weekend. I trust Stephen felt every bit the prince to compliment his beautiful princess. It was our pleasure and honor to be part of your wedding!
Kealan Watters
Added 6th Jan 2023
Wedding 6th May 2021
Incredibly helpful. Elaine and her team went above and beyond and made our day so special! Can’t thank them enough! Our guests came from all over (Ireland, UK, USA, Canada) and they still talk about the venue!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thanks Kealan, I still look at the images of the incredible set-up! It was wonderful to see your vision for the Baronial Hall come to fruition. It looked amazing
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
We had the most amazing wedding experience at Kilkea Castle. One we will never forget! Food was to die for! Staff were so professional and provided a bespoke experience for all our guests. Our guests are still all talking about it! Accommodation has many options to suit all budgets and the grounds provide for the perfect wedding photos without having to leave the site. Our ceremony was also on site and Staff were on hand every step of the day to check in with us. Couldn’t recommend Kilkea Castle enough!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Rachel & Niall! I think the staff enjoyed the wedding nearly as much as your guests! New Years Eve is always such a special night
Niall Moran
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
Just want to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Kilkea Castle! They pulled off a show stopping arrangement at our NYE Wedding, from the Ceremony room, to the castle and to the banquet hall! All the guest were blown away! Thanks so much for being a part of our big day! You were a pleasure to deal with and we loved every little detail! We can’t wait to get the photos back! We would highly recommend Kilkea Castle to everyone! Rachel & Niall
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thanks Niall! The photos were spectacular - thank you for sharing
Caroline Ryan
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 28th Sep 2019
We had the best day, thanks to Elaine and the team for making it all possible. The food was 10/10!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Caroline & David. So glad that your day was the best and I will pass on the 10/10 to the Chef and his team!
Amy & Dan
Added 24th Sep 2019
Wedding 16th Aug 2019
My now husband and I had our wedding at Kilkea on the 16th August this year and are still getting compliments on how amazing the day, food and venue was!!! We couldn’t be more thrilled with how the day went, the fabulous staff who were on hand for every little request And the exquisite food!! It was like a dream and couldn’t thank the team and Elaine (wedding coordinator) for helping us create the most perfect day!!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Amy & Dan, What can I say? It was as much a pleasure for us to look after you both and your guests as it was for you.
Claire Minchin and Conor Sweetman
Added 22nd Aug 2019
Wedding 5th Jul 2019
Words can’t describe how amazing the staff are at Kilkea. From the moment we viewed the venue to our wedding day, the warmth and professionalism was second to none. Elaine and the team really go above and beyond to make sure your day is just the way you want it and more. Cannot recommend this venue enough.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Claire & Conor, Thank you so much for the review. I am sure the warmth of the day added to the enjoyment. Hope to see you both again very soon
Lisa C
Added 3rd Jul 2019
Wedding 1st Jun 2019
Kilkea Castle where amazing! I would highly recommend!!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Lisa & Caolin.
Mr & Mrs Walsh
Added 28th May 2019
Wedding 27th Apr 2019
The team at Kilkea Castle were impeccable in their execution of the dream that was our wedding day. We are so grateful to the team at Kilkea Castle for ensuring such a seamless weekend, full of love. Nothing was too big for them and every member of their brilliant staff were on hand continuously throughout be weekend for us and our guests. The food was absolutely unreal and will be something our guests will remember greatly about our weekend. From day dot, Kilkea Castle treated us as VIPs and this added hugely to the build of of the big weekend. From consultations to food tasting to the big weekend, the brilliant team at Kilkea Castle made our dreams become a reality. The biggest thank you hoes out to Elaine, the fairy godmother. Elaine, you took my vision and created a fairytale. I am still pinching myself looking through the photos of our weekend - I cannot believe those pictures were of our special day! Excellently executed, all staff were wonderfully helpful and always present for both of us and our guests. Thank you so so much, from the bottom of our hearts.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Eleanor & Tom, Thank you so much for your very kind words and such high praise! It really means the world to us that we could be part of your fairytale
Mr & Mrs Garland
Added 21st May 2019
Wedding 16th Mar 2019
We had our wedding on the 16th March 2019 it was the best day and what made it magical was having at Kilkea Castle. Everything went perfect the staff so helpful and our coordinator Elaine was with us every step of the way. Wish we could do it all over again and would pick Kilkea Castle every time.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Hi Lisa & Anthony. We would be delighted to host you wedding all over again - we could make it a yearly event! Hope to see you both again soon
Eimear and Mark
Added 4th Jan 2019
Wedding 22nd Dec 2018
We had our wedding reception in Kilkea Castle in December 2018. To summarise – we cannot recommend this venue highly enough! The staff were absolutely incredible throughout every stage of the process but were particularly impressive the day of the wedding. They so accommodating and nothing was ever a problem. On the day of the wedding, everything ran like clockwork because of their hard work. A particular mention to Elaine, Charlene and the gentleman in charge at the bar (whose name I can’t recall at this moment-apologies)! The castle itself and Baronial hall (where our meal/reception was held) are absolutely beautiful. The grounds are also stunning. An important factor for us in choosing a venue was that the guests would have somewhere to stay on site at a reasonable price and Kilkea really ticked this box having a range of high quality accommodation at different price levels. The staff, the service we received and the magnificence of the castle/Baronial hall all contributed to making our wedding day the best day of our lives and we cannot recommend Kilkea Castle highly enough for any couple trying to choose a wedding venue.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much! It really was our pleasure to look after you on your wedding journey. I will pass on your kind works to all the staff (including Andre on the bar!)
Treasa & Steve
Added 6th Nov 2018
Wedding 6th Oct 2018
We recently got married at Kilkea (6th October 2018) and had an absolutely amazing time! We had roughly 200 guests (half coming in from abroad, but nearly all stayed over!) which were comfortably accommodated across the castle, lodges and carriage rooms. We took exclusivity of the castle for the entire weekend and cannot speak highly enough of this place. The venue and setting itself are stunning. A castle and a wedding reception room with a 12th Century feature wall with stained glass windows, just magical!!! Our food tasting experience was exceptional - having our own sommelier was a nice touch and we had opportunity to discuss with the Emma the Chef once finished (who is then the chef on your day - another nice touch). We had quite a few different dietary requirements e.g. I was gluten free, all of which were catered for impeccably. It was fabulous being at my own wedding and eating every single dish that I wanted to from the canapés to the gluten free crisp sandwiches at the end of the night! The food on the day was exceptional, with many saying the crab starter was the best food they'd ever eaten. The ability to book entire lodges ensured that the wedding wasn't too costly for some of our overseas guests with the carriage rooms being available for those wanting something special. We also had afternoon tea and a formal evening meal the following day. A small hiccup with breakfast on the morning after the 2nd night was rectified well and all of our guests left happy. Both days were amazing and really quite impressive in such spectacular grounds. In particular, staff on the day of the Wedding were Fantastic. Elaine was our contact at Kilkea and was superb. Her organisation and control on the day meant we didn't need to think about things and worry that everything was happening - we were able to relax knowing Elaine had it in hand. For the evening Elaine passed us over to Charlene who had ownership of our experience in the Baronial Hall. I personally very much liked this as it meant Charlene was invested in our day, and Charlene and her team were outstanding. Our meal and speeches over-ran quite significantly (because of us delaying and delivering long speeches) but the staff were able to cater for this without issue. In the Castle we had a great time. Two members of staff of note: Andrew and Nazeem. Andrew was there throughout our time in the Castle and was absolutely on point. Available whenever we needed and for whatever reason, but most importantly he was great fun, professional and pleasant to all of our guests. A good number of our guests mentioned him by name to us after the event which shows the impact he had. Nazeem was involved in our food tasting and throughout our entire weekend. Quiet and unassuming, but genuinely lovely and happy. We both got time chatting to him and were pleased he went through the whole process with us - remembering us from our tasting and coming over to speak with us and waving to us as we came in on the day. Lovely chap. In summary, amazing venue, exceptional organisation, would go back there in a heartbeat. Highly recommended. We cannot wait to go back on our 1 year anniversary! Thank you to all the staff who made the day so special for us!
Response from Kilkea Castle
What can I say - thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. It means so much to the team here and we really appreciate you taking the time to write the review. Cant wait to welcome you back!
Added 31st Oct 2018
Wedding 22nd Sep 2018
Kilkea Castle was truly amazing. The staff ensured it was the best day ever. Our guests were amazed by their attentiveness and food was out of this world, both at dinner and at breakfast the next morning. The service was fabulous I would recommend Kilkea castle to anyone who is looking for an exceptional wedding venue every thing was perfect.
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you so much Rita & Darren, We are so glad you enjoyed your day
Added 14th Sep 2018
Wedding 22nd Jul 2018
Kilkea Castle is the dream. When they say you can have a fairytale wedding, it is true. I had my wedding the 22nd of July and I really felt like I was in a fairytale and I was the Queen. My guests did not want to leave the castle and back in Italy they are still talking about it. There won't be enough words to describe what they did for us, from our arrival on Saturday, until our departure on Monday. The castle grounds, lodges, castle rooms...everything was amazing, but the best part was the stuff: professional, friendly, kind, always with a smile. Guys, you really made my day perfect!! I was so relaxed the morning of my wedding because I could really see that I was in good hands!! Food was simply delicious and I am planning to come back for that as well! 5 stars are not enough as you really gave us a dream and this is priceless. Thanks again!!
Response from Kilkea Castle
Thank you Deborah & Francesco, I am delighted you enjoyed your time in Kilkea Castle and so please that a little bit of Kilkea's magic has found its way back to Italy. Please remember to come back and say hello the next time you are back in Ireland
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