You’re the other half of what I am, you’re the missing piece and I love you more than ever, with a love that doesn’t cease…
(The Wedding Song – Bob Dylan)
Be king and queen of your very own idyllic castle on the most important day of your lives. Make your dreams come true at Ballyseede Castle, Kerry’s only Castle Hotel.
Set on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens, Ballyseede Castle is beautifully placed in secluded grounds and is ideal for a destination Irish castle wedding.
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 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, you’ll experience a warm welcome and be greeted by Mr Higgins - our Irish Wolfhound - and his little friend Einstein.
Ballyseede Castle is a unique luxury wedding venue and as it is a family-run premises, you can be assured of personal and professional attention regarding every aspect of your perfect day.
Our grounds offer a magical backdrop for photography and your guests will be treated to the finest cuisine, wines and service from our professional staff.
Ballyseede Castle is steeped in history. It was the chief garrison of the legendary Fitzgeralds, 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 Desmonds in 1584, the castle - plus 3,000 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. It was at this time that 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.
Stand out from the crowd with a sumptuous and picture perfect castle wedding, personalised to suit you as a couple.
The elegant surroundings of Ballyseede Castle, coupled with privacy and space, all make Ballyseede Castle the perfect 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 every inch of this enchanting castle. Feast on an outstanding meal in the company of your friends and dance the night away…
Ballyseede Castle, one of the best-known Castle Hotels in Ireland, has a history dating back to the 1590s. Set on 30 acres of native woodland, Ballyseede has been wonderfully transformed into a luxury hotel for you to enjoy.
One of the most beautiful and special luxury Tralee Hotels, this Castle Hotel offers you formal and casual dining, 23 en-suite bedrooms and three beautiful private rooms, complemented by enchanting formal gardens.
With its welcoming atmosphere, beautiful grounds and luxurious accommodation - Ballyseede Castle provides an ideal location to celebrate with family and friends, and the freedom to create a wedding that you have always dreamed of.
Ballyseede Castle is a recognised venue for the civil registration of marriage in Co. Kerry, Ireland, subject to approval of each application.
Celebrate your marriage in style in the historic Stone Room, surrounded by family and friends. As an approved venue, we take the worry and strain out of travelling and offer 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 surroundings.
Each 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. The Health Services Executive Civil Registration Office in Killarney can be contacted on (064) 663 2251. 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 co-ordinators to arrange a private viewing.