WEDDINGS AT WESTCOVE
Here at Westcove, we offer you your very own Georgian country house in the splendour of south Kerry, with exclusive use of our houses and grounds for your special day, and the freedom to plan your day as you please.
We can work with you to create a private, informal wedding for up to 120 people in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by all your family and close friends. We can accommodate 26 (max 28) – Westcove House sleeps 10, The Stables 11 and Garden Cottage a further 5 - all within the same grounds, making it an ideal venue when you have family and friends coming from abroad, so the guests can combine the wedding with a few days holiday/reunion in this beautiful area.
Although not an official wedding planner, Katherine Casey, our manager/cook, has helped many young - and not so young (!) - couples to arrange very varied but always successful events as your will see from our enthusiastic reviews.
We are able to cater for up to 55 guests for a formal celebration dinner in our function/games room in The Stables building. The tables and most of the chairs can then be cleared for 'dancing the night away' to a live band or disco.
For larger celebrations, a marquee for up to 120 guests can be erected on the lawn in front of The Stables. Although outside caterers would be needed for these numbers, Katherine and her team are happy to provide delicious home cooked meals in Westcove House itself....although the dining room only seats 26 max, informal 'buffet style' brunches, suppers and barbecues can also be arranged for up to 50 guests before or after the wedding night itself.
Our Local Info page will give you an idea of the numerous possible activities/excursions in this fascinating area. We will be happy to help you arrange one or more of these Kerry experiences for your guests, including golf, guided nature walks, fishing etc…. Wild life talks, wine tasting, Irish story-telling and of course a selection of musical evenings can also be organised at Westcove House itself.
For wedding/celebration guests not staying at Westcove, who may need one or two nights accommodation, there is a list of local places to stay on our website where you will also find links to local churches, marquee providers, caterers, etc
A damages deposit of between €500 and €900 - depending on numbers - will be payable in cash on arrival.
Small Weddings/Celebrations (Without Marquee)
Our minimum stay for wedding parties is 3 nights. Our Games/Function room is the perfect set up for your seated meal for smaller groups of up to 55 people and evening celebrations to dance the night away. Please visit the catering page on our website (www.westcove.ie) for all catering options. The normal daily rates apply, with a minimum stay of 3 nights (even for a 2 night weekend).
Large Weddings/Celebrations (With Marquee)
Our minimum stay for wedding parties is 4 nights - however, we can often be flexible about arrival times. The rates cover the accommodation for all 3 Westcove properties for 4 nights, sleeping up to 26 (max 28) and include gas, electricity, bedding, towels and light daily cleaning. We have included a charge to cover the extra costs of our staff time needed to supervise the erection and dismantling of a marquee, a security guard to keep a discreet eye on the properties during the festivities, and the additional electricity required for this sort of function.
Rates for Large Weddings and Celebrations (any 4 nights):
Jan 2 - Mar 18 & Nov 6 - Dec 23
Mid Season Low
Mar 20 - Apr 08 & Oct 02 - Nov 04
Mid Season High
Apr 10 - June 24 & Sep 04 - Sep 30
Jan 02 - Mar 09 & Nov 04 - Dec 21
Mid Season Low
Mar 11 - Apr 06 & Sep 30 - Nov 02
Mid Season High
Apr 22 - Jun 22 & Sep 02 - Sep 28
Our ‘Kerry Region’ and ‘Activities’ links - (accessible through ‘local info’ on www.westcove.ie) - will give you an idea of the numerous possible excursions in this fascinating area. We will be happy to help you arrange one or more of these Kerry experiences for your guests, including golf, guided nature walks, fishing etc…. Wild life talks, wine tasting, Irish story-telling and of course a selection of musical evenings can also be organised at Westcove House itself.
Information on the best hotels and B&Bs in the area for guests who may only require overnight accommodation is on our website. There you will also find exact rates, links to local churches, marquee providers, caterers, etc. www.westcove .ie (see wedding/celebrations).
by Salome & Ronanon Mon, 23rd November, 2015
From the first moment we visited Westcove we got goose pimples - the place blew us away, and we knew it was where we wanted to celebrate our wedding. Given the opportunity we had, to bring our friends and family together, we wanted to choose somewhere that was really special - Westcove most certainly was that. We didn't want a ... Read More
by Claire & Paul Con Mon, 23rd November, 2015
We were looking for something different from the usual wedding venue and when we first found Westcove we knew we were on to something. When we finally had a chance to visit the property and meet with Suzannah and Katherine and discuss with them the ideas we had for our wedding, we knew we had found what we wanted. Westcove ... Read More
by Alexander, Australiaon Mon, 20th October, 2014
...smooth running...no fuss or stress...highly recommend Sarah and I had our wedding at Westcove House with the whole property booked out for our friends and family from Australia and around the world. Katherine and the team were amazingly helpful throughout the whole process, from planning the wedding from the other side of the world through to housing everyone for the ... Read More
by Johnon Mon, 12th May, 2014
Perfect backdrop for a wonderful weekend...forever etched in our hearts! I've been meaning to write sooner, just only really got back to normality this week after the joy and emotion of our wedding party, and a lovely few days in Westcove with our parents afterwards. I just wanted to thank you again for being so accommodating with us, and for ... Read More
by Geraldine, Isacroonon Mon, 10th June, 2013
...wonderful situation...guests loved it...staff who ensured that everything ran smoothly In June 2013 we rented all of the accommodation at Westcove and held a 50th birthday party there with a marquee. The house and gardens are in a wonderful situation and our guests loved it. The house and gardens are suitable for family gatherings/parties and weddings. Westcove is a very ... Read More