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 Dawnon Mon, 13th November, 2017
Had the most magical reception here in 2015. Living overseas I have envisioned that it would be difficult to organise it all, but the whole process could not have been less stressful! I was assured all would be good and it was perfect! From the arrival reception in the garden, the food, oh the food, a stunning venue, service was ... Read More
by Laoise Deaneon Sun, 12th November, 2017
We had our wedding reception in Ballyseede in September if this year and I cannot stress enough just how fantastic Ballyseede was. It's such a stunning setting but it was the staff that really blew us away in the day. Every single guest complimemted the food and service and we wanted for nothing. Ballyseede really go the extra mile to ... Read More
by Grace Johnsonon Tue, 7th November, 2017
Words can't describe how amazing Ballyseede Castle was for our wedding. From the first day we met with Marnie, nothing was too much of an ask and the staff just made the whole day. Huge thanks to Mary for all her hard work and the detail that she went to ensure everything would go to plan. On the day itself ... Read More
by Meadhbh & Niallon Tue, 7th November, 2017
Thank you all so much for such a lovely wedding. We had a complete ball. The venue as always in Ballyseede is absolutely fantastic. Both of us concur that the staff made the day for us. From the minute I arrived on Friday, to getting the full Irish on Saturday morning, everyone was just so helpful, thoughtful and absolutely lovely! ... Read More
by Deirdre Fitzgibbon & Niall Masonon Tue, 7th November, 2017
We had our wedding here appprox 3 weeks ago and could not praise the hotel enough. We had a Civil Ceremony here and it was beautiful. On the day the weather was extremely bad, and Marnie & Rory & staff did their utmost in making sure guests and myself on arrival,did not get wet from the rain by providing umbrellas. ... Read More