Romantic Castles of Ireland for Weddings

Cabra Castle

We are spoilt for choice with beautiful castle venues in Ireland and I had the enviable job of visiting two of these this summer. If you are looking for somewhere special to host a wedding or party then I can highly recommend one of these charming castles. Check out more here https://www.romanticcastlesireland.com/

 

Ballyseede Castle

As Kerry’s only castle hotel, the magnificent Ballyseede Castle offers an authentic castle experience full of Irish charm and personality. The perfect base for touring the south-west of Ireland, Ballyseede Castle is close to Tralee and the famous Ring of Kerry, only 15 minutes from Kerry Airport, 90 minutes from Shannon Airport and not a million miles from anywhere.

Set on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens, Ballyseede Castle Hotel is beautifully placed in secluded grounds and is the perfect choice for weddings, private events, and guests alike.

 

When you pass through the gates, you know you are entering a most special world steeped in history and splendour.

 

At Ballyseede Castle, you will enjoy old world elegance, combined with modern-day comforts. Recently extended, the castle now offers 45 luxurious en-suite bedrooms – many with four-poster beds and garden views, and all the epitome of luxury ensuring you end your day in decadent comfort and style.

 

Ballyseede Castle has earned a reputation for its warm welcome and hospitality. It was awarded Ireland’s Castle Wedding Venue of the year, for three running. Also voted the Gold Medal Award for ‘Ireland’s Favourite Place to Stay – Munster’ in the 2018 and 2019, most recently it was awarded TripAdvisor 2019 ‘Travellers’ Choice’ award for ‘Top 25 Small Hotels’ in Ireland. Voted Luxury Travel Guide’s ‘Historical Luxury Hotel of the Year 2018’ in Europe, Ballyseede Castle is one of Ireland’s finest luxury castle hotels.

 

The award-winning Ballyseede Castle is a family-owned and operated hotel. Marnie and her husband Rory, along with their dedicated team, have made Ballyseede Castle the wedding venue of choice in the south-west of Ireland since 2005. Its relaxed atmosphere, luxury accommodation and award-winning food makes Ballyseede Castle the ultimate destination for your wedding.

 

Wedding Pricing

Midweek Weddings       Sunday thru Wednesday from €79.50 per person

Weekend Weddings       Friday & Saturday in March, April, October & November from €79.50

Weekend Weddings       Friday & Saturdays from €89.50 Per Person

 

** Might be easier to just give the price of €79.50 for weekend, than trying to explain peak and off-peak seasonal rates.

 

The wedding package includes

  • Red Carpet Welcome and Drinks Reception on arrival,
  • Five Course Meal and half bottle of house wine per guest
  • Personalised menu cards
  • Choice of cake stand and ceremonial sword
  • Evening Food served with Tea & Coffee
  • Selection of Sandwiches served in the small hours for resident wedding guests.
  • Overnight accommodation in the Wedding Suite for the couple
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee for all resident wedding guests while they say goodbye.
  • All prices are based on a minimum of 100 guests

 

Bellingham Castle

At Bellingham Castle, the welcome is warm, the facilities luxurious and the memories, eternal. Nestled in the medieval village of Castlebellingham in County Louth along Ireland’s Ancient East, Bellingham Castle is an elegant and spacious 17th Century authentic Irish Castle available for exclusive hire, to allow you become King or Queen of your very own castle for a truly memorable experience.

Set at the gateway to the Cooley mountains and on the banks of the glistening River Glyde, Bellingham Castle is the centrepiece of a 17-acre estate that includes a weir and man-made river island where you can create memories that last a lifetime. The opulent 17th Century Irish castle is bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury.

 

Fully refurbished, yet retaining all its character and charm, Bellingham Castle prides itself on elegance and sophistication, intimacy and coziness, luxury, and exclusivity – all just 50 minutes from both Dublin and Belfast.

 

We wanted to create something different at Bellingham Castle, an exquisite combination of a welcoming atmosphere and luxury castle experience. From dreamy and palatial bedrooms, to magnificent reception rooms and meticulously manicured gardens, we ensure each guest enjoys high-quality, bespoke service in an idyllic and inspirational location.

 

Our elegant period drawing rooms and library are the perfect locations for relaxation or for gathering with family or friends enjoying beverages from our bars, before dining in the grand ‘Bute Suite’. Outside, mature gardens and the stunning riverside setting with footbridges, provide the perfect backdrop for those perfect family photographs you have always dreamed of. Sweeping lawns wrap around the castle and have been landscaped with herbaceous borders, cherry blossom trees and stud railing.

 

Bellingham Castle offers 19 luxury en-suite castle bedrooms which are the epitome of luxury, to ensure you end your day in decadent comfort and style. Our bedrooms have been finished to the highest standards in luxury hotel accommodation, boasting all the modern amenities of a quality hotel but in a stunning 17th Century authentic Irish Castle. Depending on which room you stay in, you will have picturesque views of the River Glyde, our formal gardens, the fountain, or the nearby church steeples.

 

The award-winning Bellingham Castle is a family-owned and operated property. Patrick Corscadden and Ciara Carolan, along with their dedicated team, have made Bellingham Castle the leading exclusive hire wedding venue in the north-east of Ireland since 2013.

Wedding Pricing

Midweek                          Sunday – Thursday €99.00 per person

Weekend                          Friday & Saturday €109 per person

 

The wedding package includes:

  • Exclusive use of Bellingham Castle and grounds for you and your guests.
  • Red carpet welcome, including Champagne for the couple
  • Drinks Reception on arrival with selected Bellingham Castle canapes
  • Personalised menu cards
  • Choice of cake stand and ceremonial sword
  • Five Course Meal and half bottle of house wine per guest
  • Evening food with tea & coffee for half the number of final guests

Cabra Castle

Castles, with their nooks and crannies and ancient histories are made for exploring, and you will chance upon amazing secrets at the breath-taking Cabra Castle in County Cavan.

 

Idyllically set amidst sprawling lawns on a 100-acre estate, with the backdrop of the magnificent Dún a Rí Forest Park, Cabra Castle boasts stunning architecture, luxurious furnishings, and phenomenal natural attractions.

 

Family owned and run by the Corscadden’s, a renowned Irish hotelier family, Cabra Castle is a proud member of the Romantic Castles of Ireland collection which includes sister castles, Ballyseede Castle in Co. Kerry, Bellingham Castle in Co. Louth and Markree Castle in Co. Sligo.

 

The castle has undergone extensive renovations over the last number of years, most recently the Ballroom, Gallerie and Terrace have been completely refurbished.

 

Cabra Castle boasts 105 stunning bedrooms, offering a wide range of luxury accommodation, from authentic medieval style castle suites, complete with four-poster beds, to the more artisan-style courtyard rooms, charming country cottages and the revamped gate lodge.

 

This 18th Century Castle enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, with patios and terraces situated perfectly to enhance the majestic scenery.

 

Just over an hour from Dublin and Belfast, Cabra Castle is ideally located for touring Ireland, short breaks, corporate events and weddings. Renowned for its history, idyllic location, exquisite food and superb range of accommodation, Cabra Castle is one of the leading luxury hotels in Ireland and is also one of the best-known castle wedding venues in Ireland. It has been the venue of choice for many society and celebrity weddings due to its large capacity.

 

At Cabra Castle, guests are immersed in a rich Irish history and treated to a true Irish Castle experience. You will enjoy old world elegance, combined with modern-day comforts in a truly magnificent setting.

 

Wedding Pricing

Midweek Weddings       Monday thru Wednesday from €69.00 per person

Weekend Weddings       Friday & Saturday from €93.00 per person

 

The wedding package includes:

  • Red Carpet arrival with champagne for the bridal party and a piper to greet you.
  • Drinks reception on arrival
  • Five Course Meal and half bottle of house wine per guest
  • Personalised menu cards
  • Choice of cake stand and ceremonial sword
  • Evening Food and Late wedding residents’ bar until 4am
  • A choice of our Castle or CourtyardHoneymoon Suite on the night of yourwedding
  • Two complimentary deluxe bedrooms for the bridal party

 

 

 

Markree Castle

It is hard to imagine a destination with more romance, character and elegance than Markree Castle. This historic Irish castle venue is nestled in the stunning North West of Ireland in County Sligo on the route of the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. Markree Castle, with its relaxed atmosphere, picture-perfect 500-acre grounds and luxury accommodation, provides the ideal location for that truly unforgettable getaway you have always dreamed of.

 

A fairy-tale pairing of elegance and exemplary service, Markree Castle has been lovingly and extensively renovated to the highest standard by the renowned Irish hotelier family, the Corscadden’s. It reopened in March 2017 and operates as an exclusive venue for wedding.

 

A stunning range of luxury guest accommodation is available at Markree Castle. The 31 en-suite castle bedrooms are the epitome of luxury to ensure you end your day in decadent comfort and style. Our guest bedrooms have been finished to the highest standards in luxury hotel accommodation, boasting all the modern amenities of a quality hotel but in a stunning 17th Century authentic Irish Castle. Each room in Markree Castle has been designed to take advantage of the wonderful and unique layout of the castle. The most popular bedroom for our guests is undoubtedly the castle’s Maude Gonne Suite, which is much more than just a suite. This is a three-room apartment located in the oldest part of the castle, down flag-stoned corridors, with a cosy open fire and in-room bar to make your stay at Markree Castle even more magical.

 

Wander through the castle, enjoying the blazing fire in the Grand Hall, period features and furnishings, and the breath-taking inter-linked dining rooms creating that authentic, old-world charm to instantly transport you back in time. The 500-acre grounds are also all yours to explore with mature trees, meticulously manicured gardens, and even the River Unshin flowing through the castle estate.

Now is your opportunity to discover the magic of Markree Castle and experience the epitome of luxury in your very own 17th Century authentic Irish Castle.

 

Wedding Pricing

Midweek                          Sunday – Thursday €92.00 per person

Weekend                          Friday & Saturday €102 per person

 

The wedding package includes:

  • Exclusive use of Markree Castle and grounds for you and your guests.
  • Red carpet welcome, including Champagne for the couple
  • Drinks Reception on arrival with selected Markree Castle canapes
  • Personalised menu cards
  • Choice of cake stand and ceremonial sword
  • Five Course Meal and half bottle of house wine per guest
  • Evening food with tea & coffee for half the number of final guests

 

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