Ballyseede Castle as Kerry's only castle hotel offers a true Castle Hotel experience. Set on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens. Ballyseede Castle Hotel is beautifully placed in 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 special day. Close to Tralee on the famous Ring of Kerry, it is only 15 minutes from Kerry 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, experience a warm welcome and be greeted by our Irish Wolf Hound and his little friend.
Ballyseede Castle is renowned for its standard of service and culinary expertise having been awarded 2AA Rosettes. It is a member of the Manor House Hotels and it is easy to see why.
Ballyseede Castle is steeped in history, it was the chief garrison of the legendary Fitzgerald's, Earls of Desmond, many of whom swore 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 300 acres of land was granted as a perpetual lease to Robert Blennerhassett, the rent being one red rose to be presented each year on Midsummers day.
This noble family occupied Ballyseede Castle 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
by Marian & Joeon Mon, 22nd May, 2017
Thank you Marnie and Rory for an unbelievable wedding weekend in Ballyseede Castle last March. Ballyseede Castle felt like our own home for the weekend and all of our guests commented on how relaxed and friendly the atmosphere was. My grandmother was treated like the Queen of the castle for the weekend by the staff who were so kind to ... Read More
by Fiona & Garyon Thu, 18th May, 2017
Marine, Rory and staff, We are emailing to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day exceed our expectations! I cannot put into words how grateful we are for everything you did for us in the run up to the wedding, the day of and the days after the wedding... Everything we needed you ... Read More
by Stephanieon Tue, 8th November, 2016
My husband and I got married here last June and we couldn’t praise it highly enough. The venue is so wonderful, a classic castle with beautiful grand rooms and a great out-door area and gardens. The staff everything under control for the day and put us completely at ease. They talked us through everything and were subtly there to prompt ... Read More
by Emer Lyonson Tue, 8th November, 2016
Being a local girl I have always dreamt of being married in the beautiful Ballyseede Castle and was lucky enough to have this dream realised with the help of Rory and Marnie. Although we married in Kerry we live in the U.K. But this was not an issue for us as the team ad ballyseede couldn't do enough to help ... Read More
by Breda & Damien Allenon Tue, 8th November, 2016
Had our wedding here the 8th May 2015. We used the stone room for our civil wedding it was lovely. Meal was the best. The day was so much more than we could have hoped for. The room we stayed in that night was class. There is nothing we would have changed. Weather was not the best on the day ... Read More