Weddings at Ballyseede Castle

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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…

It was the most spectacular day from start to finish. When we were first choosing a venue, the second I walked into Ballyseede Castle I knew this was where we were going to have our special day, the venue is beautifully decorated and there is so many beautiful spots both inside and outside the hotel for amazing photos. During the difficult time leading up to the wedding both Marnie and Mary were amazing to work with, they were so friendly and approachable and any concerns we had were put at ease straight away. On the wedding day, we were made to feel like a King and Queen, the hotel staff could not have done enough for us and the day ran so smoothly, they were always 2 steps ahead. The guests are still talking about the luxurious rooms and the amazing 5 course meal they had on the day, the fillet steak was cooked to perfection. I would advise anyone who is thinking about booking a wedding at Ballyseede Castle to just go ahead and do it, you won't be disappointed.
Amanda & Ray (August, 2020)
Where does one even begin when talking about our destination wedding at Ballyseede Castle? The amazing team preparing us with details on the ceremony, dining options, recommended vendors, pre-planning call, etc? The gorgeous venue, the grounds and the hotel rooms that stand the test of time? The delicious food and all its courses? The magnificent and attentive staff ready for you pre-, during and post-wedding? I can go on or let all their awards speak for itself! I have not attended or heard of a single wedding where every single aspect went as planned. I can tell you, our wedding was not only magical, but it was also absolutely perfect in every single way. That's thanks to Ballyseede with all their help and attentiveness in ensuring that the bride, groom and all our guests had the best time of their lives. Thank you Ballyseede!
Yarissa & James (December 2019)
We had a wonderful wedding at Ballyseede Castle! We had a small and intimate ceremony in the stone room which was then transformed into a beautiful banquet for our reception with plenty of room for dancing! The staff at the Ballyseede were amazing, they made our wedding day perfect and everything was flawless. The food for our reception dinner was so delicious and our guests could not stop talking about it. The castle and the grounds are stunning and we could not have asked for a better venue. Our wedding day was perfect thanks to the amazing food, beautiful surroundings, and attentive staff!
Jeana & Jonathan (December 2019)
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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.