Castle Weddings

A Castle Wedding

Ballyseede Castle as Kerry’s only Castle Hotel offers a true Castle Hotel experience. Set on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens. Our Castle Hotel is beautifully placed in its secluded grounds and is ideal for a castle wedding in Ireland.

A truly private rural escape, and one of the most renowned luxury hotels in Ireland, it is a magical setting for your very special day. Close to Tralee on the famous Ring of Kerry, it is only 15 minutes from Kerry Airport, 90 minutes from Shannon Airport and a not a million miles from anywhere…

When you pass through the gates of Ballyseede Castle you know you are entering a most special world steeped in history and splendour. From the moment you enter, experience a warm welcome and be greeted by Mr. Higgins our Irish Wolf-Hound and his little friend Einstein.

Being the only Castle Hotel in Tralee, Co. Kerry. Ballyseede Castle is a unique luxury wedding venue in Ireland, and as it is family run hotel you can be assured of personal and professional attention helping you in every aspect of your wedding. Luxury hotel accommodation in Kerry set on private grounds of thirty acres Ballyseede Castle is steeped in history.

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Ballyseede Castle is steeped in History, it was the chief garrison of the legendary Fitzgerald’s, Earls of Desmond, many of whom refused to swear allegiance to the crown, which resulted in the infamous Geraldine Wars that continued intermittently for three centuries. Following the defeat of the Desmond’s in 1584, the Castle plus 3000 acres of land was granted as a perpetual lease to Robert Blennerhassett, the rent being one red rose to be presented each year on Midsummer’s Day. This noble family and their descendants occupied Ballyseede until 1966 when Arthur died and bequeathed the estate to a distant relative who sold it and it was at this time it was converted into a luxury hotel.

Ballyseede Castle today is a family owned and operated Hotel. Marnie and her Husband Rory, along with their dedicated Team have awakened the hidden gem that is Ballyseede Castle making it Ireland’s leading destination Wedding Venue and Hotel.

Be Distinctively Different

Be distinctively different and have your wedding in a castle. The elegant surrounding of Ballyseede Castle coupled with privacy and space all go to make Ballyseede Castle a most treasured venue for you and your guests to celebrate your wedding in style.

Enjoy a drinks reception in any of the beautifully decorated formal lounges or the newly built Orangery. Take family portraits in the gardens with the Castle as a backdrop and allow your guests to enjoy this enchanting Castle. Enjoy a beautiful meal in the company of your friends and dance the night away..

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Ballyseede Castle, one of the best known Castle Hotels in Ireland, has a history dating back to the 1590’s. Set in 30 acres of native woodland Ballyseede has been wonderfully transformed into a luxury hotel for you to enjoy. 

One of the most unique & special luxury Tralee Hotels, this Castle Hotel offers you formal and casual dining, 23 en-suite bedrooms and 3 beautiful private rooms complimented by enchanting formal gardens.

Civil Ceremony

Ballyseede Castle is a recognised venue for the civil registration of marriage in Kerry, Ireland, subject to approval on each application. 

Celebrate your marriage in style in the historic Stone Room surrounded by family and friends. As an approved venue we  takes the worry and strain out of travelling and allows a complete celebration under one roof. Arrange a blessing of your marriage following the civil registration and allow the special moment to be cherished in historic surrounding
The couple must first apply for approval to the Health Services Executive Civil Registration Office. Each couple must apply directly; the hotel may not apply on their behalf. Health Services Executive Civil Registration Office in Killarney Direct Tel: 064 6632251.Once approval has been granted we are then in a position to confirm that your marriage or Civil Partnership can take place at the Castle.

Please contact one of our wedding coordinators to arrange a private viewing.