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 Dan & Aislingon Fri, 22nd September, 2017
We had our wedding on the 25th August this year and it was absolutely perfect at Ballyseede Castle. A great compliment I can give to them is that it did not matter which staff member you spoke to as they were all as professional as the next, clearly an ethos of the place. We dealt with Mary a lot in ... Read More
by Tony & Sharonon Wed, 20th September, 2017
Firstly we must start by writing what a superb castle this is, we held our wedding ceremony in the stone room followed by a reception in the ball room. Marnie & her staff are excellent and very professional. Noting was too much trouble & we were catered for every step of the way from start to finish. The food is ... Read More
by Carla & Jarredon Mon, 18th September, 2017
We had our wedding at Ballyseede Castle on 22nd June this year. I organised the wedding from Perth Australia which can be a bit daunting! Marnie and her team answered all my million questions and responded over email so quickly that it made the planning process quite an easy stress free! The staff on the day could not do enough ... Read More
by Gillian & Johnon Mon, 11th September, 2017
We had our wedding in Ballyseede castle on the 5th Aug and it was the most spectacular day. We had guests travel from London, USA, France and Dubai as well as all over Ireland and they were all blown away at how beautiful this place was. The food was fantastic and they staff were outstanding nothing was too much for ... Read More
by Amy & Padraigon Tue, 11th July, 2017
Marnie & Rory Thank you and all your incredible staff for making our Wedding Day even better and more magical than we even pictured or dreamt of. Please pass on our extreme gratitude to your amazing Staff