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Ballyseede Castle Hotel

Ballyseede, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Capacity
220
Reviews (62) 5/5
Prices from
€74.50
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The majestic Ballyseede Castle offers an authentic Irish castle wedding experience like no other. Set on a 30-acre estate of manicured gardens and ancient woodlands, it is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. The traditional castle is family-owned and run, with 45 en-suite bedrooms.

At Ballyseede Castle, weddings enjoy old-world elegance, combined with modern day comforts. The castle was named Ireland’s Top-Rated Castle Wedding Venue in 2019 by couples on Wedding Dates for the third year in row. Ballyseede Castle was also awarded ‘Wedding Venue of The Year’ in the 2019 Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards.

The elegant surroundings of Ballyseede Castle, coupled with privacy and space, all combine to make a most treasured venue for you and your guests to celebrate your wedding in style. Each and every wedding we are part of is individual and absolutely special. We understand the importance of your wedding day better than anyone and have built a reputation based on excellence and meticulous attention to detail.

Our wedding packages include a dedicated wedding team to advise you on every aspect of your day. The most important part of the package and the real highlight of the day is the five-course wedding banquet. Using only the finest of locally-produced ingredients, we guarantee an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests.

A gorgeous range of luxury guest accommodation is available at Ballyseede Castle with 45 en-suite bedrooms in total. Choose between our authentic castle suites, our contemporary West Wing bedrooms or our charming Gate Lodge rooms. For the ultimate in romance, we offer a choice of suites on your wedding night – you can choose from our stunning Allingham Suite or our West Wing Wedding Suite, both boasting four poster beds and free-standing, roll-top bathtubs – each the perfect haven to unwind after your fairytale wedding day.

Ballyseede Castle is a recognised venue for the civil registration of marriage, which allows you to celebrate your marriage in style in the historic Stone Room surrounded by family and friends. As an approved venue, we take the worry and strain out of travelling and offer a complete celebration under one roof. Alternatively, if you would prefer to say your vows amid the great beauty of the outdoors, overlooking the manicured gardens may be the perfect spot for you to say “I do”.

With over 25 years of experience, owners Marnie and Rory - along with their dedicated team - have awakened the hidden gem that is Ballyseede Castle. You can be sure no two weddings are ever the same at Ballyseede Castle, we work attentively with couples to manage, plan and lend our expertise to create your dream day so contact us today to arrange a private viewing of Ballyseede Castle.

Ballyseede Castle is a castle wedding venue in Kerry, Ireland servicing weddings throughout the local area including Cork, Limerick, throughout the whole of Ireland and we specialise in international weddings.

Ballyseede Castle is a traditional irish castle Wedding venue in Co. Kerry that has been part of the wedding industry since 2005 specialising in exclusive and destination weddings.

Reviews

5.0/5
62 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value4.9/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility4.9/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Amanda & Ray
Added 3rd Sep 2020
Wedding 22nd Aug 2020
We had our wedding in Ballyseede Castle on August 23,2020. It was the most spectacular day from start to finish. When we were first choosing a venue, the second I walked into Ballyseede Castle I knew this was where we were going to have our special day, the venue is beautifully decorated and there is so many beautiful spots both inside and outside the hotel for amazing photos. With our Irish weather this was a big bonus for us as we knew we would have amazing photos no matter the weather. During the difficult time leading up to the wedding both Marnie and Mary were amazing to work with, they were so friendly and approachable and any concerns we had were put at ease straight away. On the wedding day, we were made to feel like a King and Queen, the hotel staff could not have done enough for us and the day ran so smoothly, they were always 2 steps ahead. The guests are still talking about the luxurious rooms and the amazing 5 course meal they had on the day, the fillet steak was cooked to perfection. I would advise anyone who is thinking about booking a wedding at Ballyseede Castle to just go ahead and do it, you won't be disappointed. It was the fairytale that I had always dreamed of and for them to make it possible in this difficult environment was just outstanding. I want to say a big thank you to Marnie, Rory and all the staff at Ballyseede Castle for making our day so so special.
Melissa Clancy
Added 24th Mar 2020
Wedding 14th Mar 2020
We had our wedding reception at Ballyseede Castle Hotel on 14th March 2020. Prior to our big day communication was excellent, Mary answered all our queries quickly and fully, very responsive, helpful and flexible to accommodate our every wish. On the day, the food and service were first class. Food was devine and so plentiful, better than any award winning restaurant. Strongly recommend the beef, it simply melted in the mouth. Service was warm and friendly , yet professional. It was everything we hoped for and more. Would strongly recommend. 5 stars.
Sue Hargrove
Added 17th Dec 2019
Wedding 7th Dec 2019
We had our ceremony, reception and day 2 at ballyseede castle. The staff were beyond amazing and couldnt have done more for us. The food was fabulous and of course the setting is beautiful. From the planning stages Mary was very helpful with everything. Everyone who attended have commented on how great everything was from start to finish. I couldnt recommend the place more!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Sue, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Catherine and Stephen
Added 4th Nov 2019
Wedding 26th Oct 2019
Everything at Ballyseede was perfect for our wedding day. The food was amazing, all the guests commented on how lovely the food was. The service and staff were very friendly and professional, nothing was too much. They were super at replying to questions and emails prior to the wedding. Marnie was extremely helpful and thoughtful on the morning of the wedding. They were all super the morning after the wedding at breakfast. Everyone there made us feel very special! I would recommend Ballyseede to anybody! I would love to be having my wedding there all over again!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Catherine & Stephen, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Caoimhin and catriona Brosnan
Added 5th Feb 2020
Wedding 25th Oct 2019
Great venue and first class service.
Jessie Sheahan
Added 5th Feb 2020
Wedding 20th Oct 2019
Everything was perfect. The staff took care of every detail and we couldn't be more happy with the service and friendliness. My guests where so happy with the food and accommodation just as we where so that made us even more pleased. Really thankful to have our wedding celebration at Ballyseede The one thing I would tell future couples is make sure you are definite about ballyseede for your venue. They are very strict with there policies and when you pay the deposit there are no refunds. They definitely can accommodate for some changes but unfortunately my mom was sick and couldn't come unless I payed another fee we couldn't move the date or cancel. Sadly my mom wasn't able to make the celebration. It was the only thing I did miss about the night.
Ciara and Tom
Added 18th Aug 2019
Wedding 9th Aug 2019
Ballyseede Castle was all we wanted and more! It was the perfect place to host our Summer Garden Party wedding and even when there was a little bit of drizzle the orangery has a great outdoor indoor vibe. The staff were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble! The owners were so welcoming and we felt very special that they cake and took the time to chat with us during the wedding. The list of suppliers supplied by the venue is excellent and it is worthwhile having people who already know the castle supply different parts of your wedding. All of the guests were really impressed with the venue and the great value of the bedrooms for the night. Ballyseede is the perfect mix of everything. Professionalism, value for money and delicious food! It was perfect!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Ciara & Tom, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Michelle Collins
Added 16th Sep 2019
Wedding 3rd Aug 2019
Ballyseede exceeded all our expectations on our wedding day. The service and attention to detail was amazing and we really appreciate all the work behind the scenes that made the day run so smoothly.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Michelle, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Kelsey DeWitt
Added 17th Sep 2019
Wedding 26th Jul 2019
We had the most amazing wedding at Ballyseede almost two months ago. From day one, we felt we were in good hands. The team was responsive to our ongoing needs and changes. The venue is beautiful and the Orangerie and the new wing really add to the whole experience. The food was fabulous, the team super helpful, and all our our guests raved about the rooms and decorations. We could not be happier to have had our special day there. Thank you to Mary, Marnie, Esther, and the whole team for everything!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Kelsey, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Lauren & Darragh Foley
Added 5th Feb 2020
Wedding 21st Jun 2019
Ballyseede was a dream venue. The castle itself has so much character and you really feel like you are in an old castle. The staff went above and beyond to help with everything they could. I can't fault anything. We got married on 21 December right before Christmas and the castle was decorated like a dreamy winter wonderland. Our guests are still talking about it.
Laura
Added 26th Jun 2019
Wedding 1st Jun 2019
The most amazing Venue. The staff were so accommodating to everyone’s needs. We were all treated so fabulously on the day. Could not have asked for anything more. Just amazing.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Laura, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Brian & David
Added 19th Jun 2019
Wedding 26th May 2019
Where do you start when you want to review a wedding venue like Ballyseede Castle? I think first and foremost it has to be with the staff. When David and I were looking for wedding venues this time last year, we really had no clue what kind of venue we wanted for our wedding. Ballyseede castle was the second place which we viewed and from the minute we walked in the door we knew our decision had been made. Besides the homely atmosphere that we got from ballyseede and the amazing history and surroundings, a massive part of that decision was when we meet one of the wedding planners Ashton, who was so welcoming and put the two of us who hadn’t a clue about weddings at ease. Over the next year, we got to meet a lot more of the staff, the owners Marnie and Ruairi, Mary (Ballyseede’s other wedding planner), all of whom have been so lovely and really made our wedding a dream to organise. Thanks to Ashton and Mary, the planning stages of the wedding were seamless, and any suggestions/ideas we had, there was never a problem. On the day of the wedding itself, Ballyseede were just amazing, we could not fault one thing and our guests were blown away by the venue. We need to say a massive thank you to Joanna who looked after us on the day, she was so lovely and made the two of us feel like kings for the day. The comments we heard from our guests were “Best wedding venue they have ever been at” “Friendliest Staff” “Fantastic Food” “Gorgeous Rooms”. Thanks so much to everyone at Ballyseede castle for giving me and David the best day of our lives, we loved every minute of it and a huge part of that was due to your phenomenal wedding venue. We will be back so see you all very soon xx
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Brian & David, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Robert
Added 5th Jul 2019
Wedding 18th May 2019
We had an amazing wedding at Ballyseede Castle. The staff could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend them as a wedding venue.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Robert, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Denise & Jerry
Added 11th Jun 2019
Wedding 17th May 2019
We could not find one fault with ballyseede Castle Hotel, from booking our date with them to the wedding day they were such a pleasure to deal with, nothing was a burden, the service is seco d to none, we were made feel so relaxed on the day, the ceremony in the stoneroom was stunning, the drinks reception area was beautiful, the meal had to have been the best we've had, the staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough,
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Denise, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Gemma & Jeremy
Added 27th May 2019
Wedding 3rd May 2019
Having our wedding in Ballyseede Castle Hotel was like having our own fairy tale. We are from Cork so travelled down the day before and got ready in the castle the morning of the wedding. Everything was 5* - the quality of service and every member of staff are so attentive and professional, as well as making you feel like part of their family. Nothing was a problem and anything we wanted was done without any fuss, and a lot of the time without us even having to ask. The meal was amazing and overall I cannot recommend this venue enough. We will definitely be back for visits in the future. To Marnie and Rory and everyone at Ballyseede Castle Hotel - Thank you so much!!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Gemma & Jeremy, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Denise Ryan
Added 28th Mar 2019
Wedding 16th Mar 2019
Ballyseede was the perfect venue for us. Both Marnie and Ruairi were always helpful in any query we had. Also special mention to Ashton who is a great wedding coordinator and Paul the manager who was amazing on the day. They made the day feel so relaxed for both of us. Super place to get married if you want amazing food in beautiful surroundings in a very chilled atmosphere. Can't recommend enough.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Denise, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Angela & Enda
Added 27th Apr 2019
Wedding 1st Jan 2019
We would just like to say thanks to Marnie, Rory and Mary and all the team at Ballyseede Castle for an exceptional wedding reception. From the moment we arrived on the day the attention to detail was really outstanding . Everything about the hotel is beautiful and made our day extra special. The service and the food is top class. We had a fabulous day & would highly recommend Ballyseede Castle Hotel as a wedding venue.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Angela & Enda, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Jenny and Cian Coady
Added 9th Jan 2019
Wedding 28th Dec 2018
We got married in Ballyseede castle in December 2018. I couldn't recommend this venue enough. Everything from start to finish was amazing! The staff in Ballyseede castle are so accomdating and couldn't do enough for us or our guests! They are so professional and everything is done to the highest standard. Planning of the day was effortless from the very beganing with the help and advice from the staff. On the day the venue was spectacular and the food was even better. I literally cannot fault a thing and I can't thank Rory and Marnie and all their staff enough especially Mary, Ashton, Ester, Paul and Joanne. We are so grateful for everything they did for us. We will definitely be going back for regular visits. Jenny and Cian Coady.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Jenny & Cian, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Debbie
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Wedding 21st Dec 2018
A magical spot- especially at Christmas time. Staff we’re fantastic
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Debbie, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Katie and Conor Dwyer
Added 15th Jan 2019
Wedding 8th Dec 2018
Dear Mary, Ashton, Paul, Esther, Joe, Marnie, Rory and all the staff and team at Ballyseede Castle. Let’s not forget Mr. Higgins, Molly, Einstein and the real boss Bubbles! Myself and my husband would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! We had the most AMAZING time at our wedding. Huge special thanks to Mary and Marnie who on the day left no detail out. They were checking on us throughout the morning and making sure we had everything we needed. We didn’t have to worry about a thing for the whole weekend. We said from the start we wanted to book somewhere with good food and Ballyseede did not disappoint. The food was perfection everyone was highly praising the food so thank you so much to the chef and their team. On the Friday the night before our wedding we had an informal dinner in the Orangery for our bridal party, family and guests. We were even able to personalize the menu. Everything was organized to perfection. Mary was my main point of contact when organizing my wedding. She was absolutely fantastic!! She was so prompt with her reply on any questions I had. Our family and friends had a fantastic weekend thanks to all the staff and the beautiful setting. The dogs on the grounds made it extra special as we are both animal lovers -not to mention all our guests we trying their hardest to get the perfect selfie with them! We were married on the 8th December 2018 and couldn’t have asked for a more Christmassy setting. They even made a playlist of my favorite Christmas songs (Including some Harry Potter ones ). We had our ceremony in The Stone Room-what an amazing setting, everyone was in awe at the beautiful rooms, it takes you back in time to what living in a castle would be like, but also has a modern touch. We stayed in the newer rooms which were stunning. We highly recommend Ballyseede Castle to any potential Bride and Grooms out there. Thank you all so much!! Conor and Katie x
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Katie & Conor, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Laura & Shane
Added 12th Dec 2018
Wedding 1st Dec 2018
We only wish we could give more than 5 stars!! From the day we booked our wedding to checking out of Ballyseede we were bowled over by the service and support provided by Marnie, Rory and all the team in Ballyseede. To say that all of our expectations were surpassed is an understatement! We were truly made feel like the most special couple in the world on the day of our wedding! The setting in Ballyseede is truly magnificent and the food and service was amazing and our guests who attended are still talking about it and the fabulous day they experienced. We were amazed by all of the little touches and additional extras on the day and cannot stress how accommodating all of the team were to all of our requests! The professionalism, guidance and support we received from all of the staff was truly something that we will always remember and made our day special for us. There is not one thing we would change and We only wish that we could do it all over again!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Laura & Shane, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Karen
Added 18th Nov 2018
Wedding 10th Nov 2018
From the minute you choose Ballyseede as your venue you feel extremely comfortable dealing with all members of staff. The food is amazing, service is top quality and it is the most magical place! We loved every second of our wedding here! They offer such expertise and personal touches, you would not go wrong choosing Ballyseede as your wedding venue. Can't wait to return!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Karen, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Corinna and Thomas
Added 24th Dec 2018
Wedding 20th Oct 2018
We’d like to say a huge thanks to all at Ballyseede Castle for making our wedding day incredibly special!! From the moment we set foot on the premises, we were convinced that this was where we wanted to celebrate our marriage, due to the stunning surroundings and rooms, understated elegance and welcoming and homely atmosphere and not least, our interactions with staff, particularly Esther and Stella who made us feel at home instantly and made an equally great impression with all our guests. In the process of planning, we’d like to especially thank Ashton, Mary and Marnie who dealt with every query and request promptly and professionally. We were blown away with how the venue looked on the day and can’t thank Paul and Eileen enough for how they welcomed us, helped guide us through the day and looked after our every need; even helping to remove a stain on my dress! We’re so very happy we chose Ballyseede as a venue and would wholeheartedly recommend it to other couples!! They won’t regret it! It’s an absolutely magical place and we look forward to visiting again and again in the future.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Corinna & Thomas, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Laura and Anthony
Added 15th Oct 2018
Wedding 6th Oct 2018
Absolutely AMAZING!!!! from start to finish the whole team made sure we were happy and relaxed,they were all extremely friendly and easy going,fantastic to deal with,I couldn't recommended ballyseede castle enough,literally no faults,everyone was raving about the beautiful grounds,the setting,everything!!!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Laura & Anthony, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Caroline kelliher
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 14th Sep 2018
We were do happy we picked the ballseede castle everything was just so perfect from the impeccable service to the delicious food. All our guests couldn't have complemented the venue enough. I would definitely recommend this hotel to celebrate your wedding in
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Caroline, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Danica & Jack Garforth
Added 15th Oct 2018
Wedding 25th Aug 2018
Ballyseede is just incredible, we would highly recommend the castle to everyone. All the staff made planning a wedding from London very easy and stress free, communication was always professional and they responded to emails very quickly too. They thought of every little thing and could not do enough for you - they really do make you feel like royalty. The food was delicious and plentiful and so was the wine!! Our guests are still talking about it and say that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The rooms are huge and very well furnished, especially the new suites, they are stunning and very comfortable. Overall - it was just perfect and we cannot wait to go back. Thank you to everyone at Ballyseede for making our day so special. See you all again soon!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Danica & Jack, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Niall & Erin Powney
Added 25th Aug 2018
Wedding 17th Aug 2018
Would highly recommend to anyone. We had our wedding on Aug 17th, 2018 and the service was second to none. The staff were flawlessly attentive, bending over backwards to assist us with anything. They made us feel very well taken care of, and relieved any stress we may have had. The rooms were amazing, comfortable and spacious. The food was excellent and our guests were all impressed with their stay as well.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Niall & Erin, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Aiden & Elaine O'Keeffe
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 4th Aug 2018
The dream venue! Marnie made everything so easy for us. Hands down, would recommend Ballyseede Castle to any couple! The staff, the service, the food, the atmosphere, each as outstanding as the next!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Aiden & Elaine, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Rosie
Added 27th Aug 2018
Wedding 3rd Aug 2018
We were just so happy with gr Ballyseede Castle. The staff , attention to detail and the food was amazing. We both loved our day and were delighted with how it all went. As the Ballyseede is a family run business they paid so much attention to the wedding couple from fixing my hair and spraying some perfume on me before I entered our reception to always making sure we were never without a drink. I cannot thank them enough our recommend a better place to get married. And so many guests raved about having the best steak they’ve eaten! Love Rosie and Tim
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Rosie, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Ema finn
Added 14th Oct 2018
Wedding 2nd Aug 2018
I organized my wedding at Ballyseede from Australia which seemed like a really daunting task, however the communication from Ballyseede was great and made me feel very assured by their professional and prompt communication. Ballyseede is a great venue from the food to the rooms and the amazing service and the whole team ensured that the day ran very smoothly. It is a very intimate venue as you get the whole venue for yourself for the day in comparison to other larger wedding venues around Killarney which might have multiple weddings on the same day. We chose to have a civil ceremony at Ballyseede which was great for our guests as they could make the most of the stunning castle and surrounding grounds. We would highly recommend Ballyseede to anyone planning their wedding as it is such a stunning and unique venue unlike anywhere else - we couldn't fault a thing
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Ema, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Claire and Gregg Thomson
Added 26th Apr 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2018
We held our wedding reception at Ballyseede Castle at the end of July 2018 and could not have wished for a more magical day. From the first day we stepped foot in this breathtaking venue we knew that this was the place we wanted to celebrate our special day. The venue is so unique, steeped in history and the beautiful garden is simply charming. We particularly loved the donkeys, Shetland ponies and quiet, friendly dogs who roam around the castle and grounds. Ballyseede Castle is the perfect blend of old and new, with absolutely regal old world lounges and bedrooms in the main part of the castle contrasting with the stunning new orangery and luxurious bedrooms in the new extension. The main function room for our wedding breakfast was gorgeous with it's wooden beams, stone walls and twinkly lights setting a lovely ambience for us all to enjoy. The new outdoor seating area located just off the main function room was a great addition where our guests could relax in the fresh air at their leisure. The guests at our wedding have been singing their praises for Ballyseede Castle since our wedding day and cannot get over how amazing the venue was and also how delicious the food and wine were. Every single member of staff made us feel welcome and important, not just on our wedding day but every time we visited before and after the wedding. We would like to particularly thank Marnie, Rory and Ashton who all helped to organize the details of the wedding. They were so kind, understanding and helpful at all times and we felt like we could ask them anything and we would be accommodated. Ashton was fantastic and took a lot of time in the lead up to the wedding to make sure that we were happy with everything - she was really lovely to deal with. On the day of the wedding Marnie and Rory were excellent, Marnie taking me into a room at one point to very calmly dry my dress with a hairdryer after I had spilled champagne all down the front! Rory also took the time to explain the history of the castle to us when booking our wedding, which we all really enjoyed and appreciated. My own waitress on the day took care of me very well and had preempted any requests I had, she also went out of her way to help us organize a surprise birthday cake with candles for the best man, which we were very grateful for. Ballyseede Castle is a truly special wedding venue and we could not recommend them highly enough. We had an amazing day and wish we could have our wedding there all over again.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Claire & Gregg, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Michelle & Richard
Added 24th Jul 2018
Wedding 21st Jul 2018
We can’t thank all the Ballyseede Castle staff enough for everything on our wedding day. Myself and Richard were amazed with the effort every member of staff put in to the day. There really was no stone unturned. It was more than we ever hoped it would be and that was down to all of the staff. Thank you all again x
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Michelle & Richard, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Sinead & Peter
Added 24th Jul 2018
Wedding 14th Jul 2018
Thank you to all the staff for everything it was beyond amazing - a big thanks to Mary for all her amazing help she was outstanding to deal with from day 1. Everyone from Derry and all over are talking about Ballyseede castle and simply were blown away. We can’t wait to return again. Thanks so much for making our day amazing,
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Sinead & Peter, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Trish & Abdul Ghanem
Added 16th Jul 2018
Wedding 7th Jul 2018
Marnie and Rory and their team at Ballyseede castle hotel are truly amazing. If you are looking for a venue with character and a relaxed, warm,intimate feel then look no further. No ask is too big and you can be sure on your wedding day, they are there for you 100% and want nothing more than to ensure you have an amazing day. The food is also exceptional, the fillet of beef melts in your mouth!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Trish & Abdul, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Geraldine egan and gareth ryan
Added 1st Jul 2018
Wedding 23rd Jun 2018
Our wedding day was a nice special day. The staff in the Ballyseedy hotel were very attentive and professional. The package we got, which was the summer regal package was exquisite , the drink was flowing and the portions of dinner was spot on.it was an exquisite day in a castle and would highly recommend to treat your guests to a day of luxury.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Geraldine & Gareth, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Deirdre and Cody
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 15th Jun 2018
Hi Marnie, Rory, Mary, Paul and all the staff at Ballyseede Castle, The dust has settled now and our guests are all home from their "wedding holiday", and Cody and I have arrived in Miami. I finally have time to process the whole event and try and remember every detail, a lot of it is a bit of a blur! What I will always remember though is the absolute professionalism of all of the staff at Ballyseede. From start to finish, the day was perfect, there was no detail left out. To have Marnie and Paul with me before the ceremony keeping me calm, as my nerves got the better of me, was a huge help. The Stone Room, The Orangery and the dining room were just beautiful, not to mention the bridal suite and in fact all of the bedrooms, the new ones especially. Our guests were raving about every aspect of it, and Cody and I (and perhaps more importantly, my mother) were overwhelmed by how amazing the day was. It exceeded all of our expectations. I can't express my thanks enough and I could go on and on about all the things we loved. To everyone at Ballyseede Castle, thank you for making our wedding better than we could have ever imagined, Warmest regards, Deirdre and Cody
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Deirdre & Cody, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Debbi & Patrick
Added 17th Jun 2018
Wedding 19th May 2018
My experiences with Ballyseede were very mixed, involving both extreme highs and extreme lows. Ballyseede was one of the first venues we visited, and we fell in love, but rather than rush into it, we spent the next couple of months visiting 15-20 other venues closer to our home of Dublin to see if something else would catch our eye, it didn’t, we were in love. So we moved ahead, booking in 2016 for our 2018 wedding. We were not informed at that time that there were plans to extend the building (an additional 16 bedrooms), despite that fact that I explicitly asked about any planned works before booking (as we were aware of the ‘orangerie’ plans). In fact the first we found out about it was when we went to visit in March 2017, when a sizeable proportion of the garden was gone, and foundations were laid for this sizeable extension, when we went down for a visit. Nobody had contacted us before this. Despite the fact that we had paid an extra deposit to keep all bedrooms for our guests, and so this was important information to us (although structural changes to a wedding venue would be important to pretty much any bride). In fact, this new ‘wing’ was only finished a couple of months before our wedding. The entire thing was handled incredibly poorly and added a huge amount of stress to our planning. I wish I could say this was the only issue we had in dealing with Ballyseede, but it wasn’t. In fact there were so many issues that we seriously considered changing venues within 6 months to the wedding, and even checked availability of our second choice venue. Until about 2 months before the wedding I did not feel well treated as a normal client, never mind a bride, and genuinely did not feel that my custom was important to them. The saving grace was the beauty of the venue, coupled with the always excellent food, and the wonderful floor staff. I had to believe in my heart of hearts that the day itself would go perfectly and that our guests would not know the issues that I had had to deal with. Much, albeit not all, but much of the issues could have been better dealt with if Ballyseede just had a dedicated wedding planner. I asked multiple times to deal with just one person – I specifically requested Mary as she was always helpful and willing to answer questions (thank you Mary), and always a welcome relief to deal with, however this did not happen, even when it was promised it would. This means that whoever happened to open the email (to a generic [email protected] email address) would reply, resulting in crossed wires, the person not reading back over the email trail to understand what was really going on/being asked, and in some cases, completely wrong information being given, all adding to the stress. The vast majority of the less-than-fully-positive reviews of Ballyseede that I have seen have been related to dealing with the same individuals. Over the weekend (about half of our guests were booked from Friday to Sunday/Monday), I am happy to report, that the venue, service, food, were all flawless. In the few weeks prior, Ballyseede were even accommodating – it was extremely refreshing. On the day everything went smoothly, staff regularly checked in with us to make sure all was ok, and most importantly, we were able to have our ceremony outside, which was beautiful, if a bit snug for our 107 guests. The food was exquisite, and our guests since have spoken enthusiastically and often about the venue and food. The new wing, is fabulous inside, so much so that many of our guests thought that they were in the bridal suite, the rooms are so beautiful. The outside has been constructed to physically reflect the original castle, although it could do with some weathering to make it stand out less. I love Ballyseede, it is beautiful, and the staff are brilliant, and I will surely visit again to stay in the castle that got to be ‘ours’ for a weekend. However, the stress added to our day with all of the issues raised in the planning stages will forever taint my memories of that time. For the day I give a massive 5 stars (even the weather cooperated),in fact, if I could I would give it more, however, for the lead up & planning I give much less, so I settle at 4 stars overall. I would recommend to a friend due to the wonderful day we had, but with major caveats.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Debbi & Patrick, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Maura O Connell
Added 6th Nov 2018
Wedding 9th Mar 2018
The service we received in Ballyseede Castle both in the planning of and on the day of our wedding is something We will always be grateful for. The whole planning experience was made so easy by Marnie and Rory, the attention to detail and service on the day of our wedding was superb by all staff,from front of house, waiting staff,bar staff it was exceptional. Our guests were extremely impressed by the venue, the decor and the food. Ballyseede Castle couldn’t have done any more for us and it made our wedding day so special. Thank you so much. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you won’t be sorry!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Dear Maura, thank you both for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Ballyseede Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ballyseede Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Ballyseede Castle Team.
Debbie & Devin
Added 29th Dec 2017
Wedding 21st Dec 2017
The entire staff at Ballyseede were seasoned professionals. We could not have asked for a more magical venue to hold our Christmas wedding. It was absolutely breathtaking on the day. The staff, in particular Mary, were so easy to work with and accommodated our every need. I can't recommend this place enough - truly a special place. Rory and Marnie and team are fantastic - thanks again!
Phoebe & Shane
Added 30th Jan 2018
Wedding 2nd Dec 2017
Shane and I would like to say a belated thank you to EVERYONE at Ballyseede for making our wedding day so perfect and making us feel like royalty for the weekend In early December. Marnie, I don’t think I would have gotten down the stairs, let alone down the aisle without your dress-walking advice!!! Paul you kept my glass topped with prosecco any time I looked for it! All our guests till talk about how amazing the venue and food were although it was a rainy grey day in Ireland, no one even noticed! The castle is absolutely stunning and we’re delighted with the photos. Thank you again and hope to see you soon xxx
Maria & Sean Walsh
Added 20th Nov 2018
Wedding 1st Dec 2017
Exceptional wedding venue. Had the most positive experience. We felt so looked after and all our wishes were met without hesitation. Dream wedding venue. I would book it all over again!
Marie and Brian
Added 11th Mar 2018
Wedding 24th Nov 2017
Ballyseede Castle was the most perfect wedding venue. Rory, Marnie and all of the Ballyseede employees helped us in every way possible to create a magical day. The food, service and venue were all exceptional. We could not have picked a better location for our wedding and we would be delighted to recommend Ballyseede to future couples getting married.
Danielle & Barry
Added 14th Dec 2017
Wedding 21st Oct 2017
We had our wedding at Ballyseede Castle Hotel in October 2017 and really couldn’t recommend it highly enough. The venue itself is stunning, and right from the very first meeting with the hotel we were made to feel so welcome by Marnie, Rory and all the staff. In the run up to the wedding day itself, we had a lot of questions which were always answered very quickly, and a lot of special requests which the hotel accommodated without any hesitation. We were also taken great care of during our menu tasting, and even ended up changing part of our menu based on it! For any prospective couples to note, Ballyseede don’t do conventional wedding menu tastings, but instead will bring you in when there is another wedding on that may have a similar menu and serve you that meal in their restaurant. The reason for this is because it will give you a better representation of exactly what the food will be like when produced for up to 200 people, as opposed to a once off single meal preparation. We hadn’t heard of this approach before, but it actually makes perfect sense and also gave us great peace of mind of how good the meal would be. Ballyseede is renowned for the quality of its food, and we certainly weren’t disappointed with the meal on our wedding day. Along with the music, the meal was the main thing we wanted to make sure was good and we were delighted when a lot of our guests said to us that it was probably the best meal they’d had at any wedding! There were also so many lovely touches over the course of the wedding day itself that really added to the occasion, from the hotels suggestions of flying our own flags over the castle to the special care they took of the entire wedding party by bringing us into our own private room to freshen up after we arrived. They were also very accommodating for a few special meal requests for some guests and offered so many different options for those with specific dietary requirements. All in all, if we had to do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a single thing to do with the hotel. They were so incredibly organised, helpful, friendly and accommodating which meant that everything felt so stress free and easy! The service was absolutely top class and of course the venue itself is beautiful and unique. If any couples are thinking of choosing Ballyseede for their wedding, all we can say is to go for it without hesitation, you won’t regret it!
Aideen Landers
Added 17th Dec 2017
Wedding 15th Sep 2017
We got married in Ballyseede Castle in September. It is an amazing venue from the beautiful grounds and interior, the stunning orangery for the drinks reception and the fabulous function room to the guest rooms and stunning bridal suite. The food was outstanding and we have received so many fantastic reviews from our guests. Marine, Rory and the team made the whole process very easy and were approachable and available throughout the preparations. The service on the wedding day itself was second to none.. All the staff made us feel like we were the most important couple ever to get married in the castle!!! We cannot recommend Ballyseede highly enough!
Sharon & Tony Keane
Added 19th Sep 2017
Wedding 3rd Sep 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 superb, lovely clean bridal suite & exceptional staff. We made the best choice getting married @ Ballyseede Castle. Well done to all involved from Tony & Sharon Keane
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Hi Tony & Sharon, Many thanks for your kind review, hope you are both are keeping well and we look forward to seeing you soon
Amy Locke
Added 27th Sep 2017
Wedding 1st Sep 2017
An amazing venue and unbelievable staff. My husband and I were given a VIP treatment I couldn't have imagined by all the staff and the owners too. The staff and owners looked after us all day long, and everything ran so smoothly. The guests raved about the food, there was lots to drink at the reception and during the meal. I felt no need to book anything extra for our wedding (eg sweet cart, magician, band for reception etc) as the place alone and the package we got (the middle priced package) offered so much on it's own. Any questions/requests I had beforehand were dealt with by the reception staff who were also brilliant. It was an amazing day thanks to all the staff at Ballyseede Castle! :)
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Hi Amy Many thanks for your kind review, hope you are both are keeping well and we look forward to seeing you soon
Dan & Aisling O'Sullivan
Added 20th Sep 2017
Wedding 25th Aug 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 our preparations and she was so patient, so helpful to us and really made it stress free for us so we were very grateful. On the day of our wedding Marnie, Rory and Paul greeted us at the door and they delivered a fantastic service to our guests. I have to commend Paul who was our link at the meal and he ensured everything ran seemlessly and our guests were highly impressed with the food and the service that was delivered. The Orangery was a new addition to the Castle from the time we booked and it has really added to the Castle for the drinks reception as it opens out to the gardens so if you have a nice day it is perfect. We would highly recommend Ballyseede Castle based on the feedback from our guests aswell as ourselves which is to say amazing food, top quality service and a unique and special venue to host your wedding reception. Thank you Rory & Marnie for making it a special day for us.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Hi Dan & Aisling Many thanks for your kind review, hope you are both are keeping well and we look forward to seeing you soon
Rosa B.
Added 5th Oct 2017
Wedding 8th Aug 2017
Absolutely perfect experience! As an out of town bride (I am from the US, and Ireland was a destination wedding for us), I was a little worried about picking a photographer I wouldn't meet until the week of the wedding. Well let me tell you, Tara and Dave both went out of their way to work with my crazy schedule, time differences during communication, and made me feel such at ease. I can't say enough good things about our photography experience. Tara even met my fiance and I a few days before the wedding to do a trial shoot and get us comfortable behind the camera. On the day of the wedding, both were very prompt and efficient in taking beautiful photos. They have definitely done this a time or two. :) At the church wedding ceremony, I didn't even notice them. And I don't mean that in a rude way at all, it was just so nice that they were able to capture every moment without the photographs interfering with the actual ceremony. Back at the reception site, they were so extremely patient. Between rounding up our missing groomsmen who got "lost" at the bar in town, to letting my husband and I have a private moment to ourselves before the craziness continued-- they were great! Originally, I didn't think we would be doing posed pictures for long, but all my guests wanted individual pictures (*sigh*), and thankfully Tara and Dave were so flexible. They didn't appear bothered at all by the change in plans and they really created a stress-free environment for me. Even my now husband, felt at ease!--and he hates taking pictures. Tara and Dave got edited pictures back to me quickly and even created a musical slide-show for my back-home reception a month later. Overall, I recommend them to anyone, without reservation. If you are a destination bride, as I was, rest easy-- you have found your perfect photographers.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Thanks Rosa, I have passed on your wonderful comments to Tara & Dave.. We can't agree more with you #LoveBallyseede
Matthew and Katie furlong
Added 17th Aug 2017
Wedding 20th Jul 2017
Well what can I say the totally exceeded my expectations, they could not have done anymore, staff were amazing and the food was out of this world. Had the wedding of my dreams
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
HI Matthew & Katie Many thanks for your kind review, hope you are both are keeping well and we look forward to seeing you soon
Lily and John Corbett
Added 20th Oct 2017
Wedding 1st Jul 2017
It was the best day of our lives. There was nothing that was too much trouble for all of the staff. Could not recommend Ballyseede castle highly enough. Everything was perfect.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Hi Lily & john, Thank you for you kind review and we look forward to seeing both soon #LoveBallyseede
Mr and Mrs Paterson
Added 13th Sep 2017
Wedding 22nd Jun 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 for us. They attended to our every need. The guests were all amazed and are still talking about the quality of the food, service and how beautiful the venue looked. It truly was magical! The staff even had a slice of our wedding cake waiting for us when we went up to our room at the end of the night. I am so glad we chose Ballyseede Castle as our wedding venue. Thanks again to all the staff for making it such a wonderful day! Carla & Jarred Paterson
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Hi Carla & Jarred Many thanks for your kind review, hope you are both are keeping well and we look forward to seeing you soon
Noelle & Conor
Added 6th Jun 2017
Wedding 28th Apr 2017
Ballyseede Castle was an amazing wedding venue. It exceeded all expectations we had. Marnie, Rory and all of the staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic day. The new Orangery for the pre reception is brilliant. The food is exceptional, we had monkfish and lamb and received so many excellent reports from our guests. We were really impressed by the staff in the run up to the wedding, they gave us so many helpful recommendations, really helped us to relax. Also on the day, when we arrived at the hotel, we were brought to a room on our own where Marnie fixed my dress and my husbands suit and asked if we needed anything. They could not have done more!! We were blown away by the service and professionalism. We treasure the memories of our wedding day at Ballyseede Castle, and would highly recommend it as a wedding venue. Our families and friends thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Thanks Noelle and Conor, It was our pleasure to host your wedding reception. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together. We look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Marnie & Rory
Gemma Uí Chléirigh
Added 13th Sep 2017
Wedding 8th Apr 2017
From start to finish this place was perfect. Marnie, Rory and all the staff were absolutely fantastic. We were looked after so well and the venue was just beautiful. It really is a great venue for any bridal couple. All of our guests are still talking about the food. It was also lovely to have our wedding at a dog friendly hotel, we brought our little dog along for some photos. We travelled from Dublin for the weekend which was no trouble at all. We would definitely recommend Ballyseede Castle. Thank you! Cathal and Gemma.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Hi Gemma Many thanks for your kind review, hope you are both are keeping well and we look forward to seeing you soon
Ann and Liam Ahern
Added 7th Mar 2018
Wedding 10th Mar 2017
Hi Rory and Marnie. It's Ann Ahern here. Sorry I didn't give my review sooner. Liam and I got married in Ballyseede Castle in the Stone Room. We also had reception in the Castle as well. The first day we walked into the Castle and had a look around i turned to Liam and said i want to get married here. We didn't want to look at any other places so we booked it there and then. It was the most wonderful experience from start to finish. We didn,t see Rory on the day but Marnie and all their staff went above and beyond for us. I have recommended yer Castle to eveyone. A year later and our guests are saying it was one of the best weddings they have ever been at. The food here is to die for. The guests said it was the best meal they have ever had at a wedding. So thank ye again so much for everything. We are actually going back this Saturday the 10th for our anniversary. Hope to see ye then. Our kind regards Ann and Liam Ahern.
Sarah & Kevin
Added 15th Aug 2016
Wedding 14th Jul 2016
We had a wonderful wedding day at Ballyseede Castle- our guests loved it and our families were so pleased that everything went so smoothly. We had our drinks reception in the Formal Lounges followed by dinner for 180 in The Coachroom. the tables were decorated with candelabras and beautiful flowers, it was a truly romantic atmosphere. The staff were fantastic and friendly - they were so accommodating in every way. The food beyond excellent, we had opted for the option of free flow wine and champagne and when they said free flow it certainly was. I am delighted to recommend Ballyseede Castle to future Brides and Grooms. I would love to be planning our wedding all over again..
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Hi Sarah Many thanks for your kind review, hope you are both are keeping well and we look forward to seeing you soon
Lisa Murphy
Added 14th Mar 2017
Wedding 9th Jul 2016
Ballyseede Castle is a fairy tale wedding venue. It was our dream to get married there, and our wedding day was a dream come true. Marnie, Rory, Paul and all the staff could not have been more helpful, accommodating, professional and attentive. Throughout planning, no request was ever too much. We were given excellent advice and we always felt assured that everything on the day would be perfect. Since our wedding, time and again so many of our guests have commented on the excellent quality of our wedding meal, the beauty of the venue and warmth of the staff. We cannot recommend Ballyseede Castle highly enough.
Rachel Brodie Smith
Added 14th Oct 2018
Wedding 16th Jun 2016
My Husband and I had our wedding reception in Ballyseede Castle recently and booked out the hotel for our guests. From the moment we booked it Mary and Marnie were on hand to help us with every step of the wedding planning! I loved the original rooms within the castle but I must say the new suites and rooms that have been added are incredible. They are huge, very well furnished rooms and a wonderful place to stay for your wedding. The food was delicious! All my guests have been raving about it since the wedding! The grounds and orangery are a beautiful place for the drinks reception. Marnie and Mary had plenty of ideas to help make it special and any requests I had to help make the wedding more personal they were able to accommodate. I loved the little touches like the room held for my new husband and I when we arrived to the castle after the ceremony - Marnie kept a room to make sure we could catch our breath and also made sure my dress looked like it had just been put on before we rejoined the drinks reception - not an easy feat after an hour taking photos by a lake! They also asked us to look at the banquet hall before the guests went in for dinner to make sure we were happy with it - again another nice touch. All the staff in the hotel were really friendly - genuinely so and very helpful, particularly Esther. The breakfast in the morning is fantastic as well (all cooked fresh - no stale buffet). We took photos in the grounds of the castle as well and they have come out beautiful. The only thing that could be improved is the website is a bit tricky for most of our guests to navigate. It gave the impression the hotel was fully booked even when there were free rooms available for wedding guests. We did feed this information back to the staff in Ballyseede and they were happy to take phone bookings. Hopefully this will be improved soon. Overall I'm delighted I booked Ballyseede Castle for my wedding. It was the best day of my life and a large part of that was due to the wonderful service we got at Ballyseede. Rachel and Nat
O Sullivan
Added 15th Aug 2016
Wedding 11th Jun 2016
Beautifull first choice. Out done our expectation . From the moment we booked the hotel very hands on and creative. Enjoyable to plan our special day with.
Sinead & Gary
Added 12th Aug 2016
Wedding 4th May 2016
We fell in love with the castle instantly, the atmosphere was electric and we knew we didn't have to look elsewhere! Marnie, our wedding coordinator leading up to our wedding and on the day was amazing and so helpful, she was never too busy to help us in any way he could. Our wedding day was honestly so perfect, and Ballyseede Castle played a large part in ensuring out day ran perfectly. Thank you all so much from the bottom of hearts for what the perfect fairytale day
Caroline
Added 23rd Oct 2015
Wedding 13th Jun 2015
Everything was fab. They were so helpful with every aspect of the wedding. On the day everything ran so smoothly and the staff were brilliant. Also top notch on the food, best meal we had in a long time. Highly recommend this venue.
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Belated Happy Anniversary Caroline, thank you for your review
Noelle Foley
Added 26th Oct 2015
Wedding 18th Apr 2015
we had our wedding at Ballyseede Castle on April 18th 2015.We opted for our ceremony to take place in the "stone room".Everything was perfect thanks to management and staff.Both Rory and Marnie are true professionals at what they do.I would highly recommend Ballyseede to future brides looking for old style grandure.And who knows...maybe the castles ghost "Hilda"might make an appearance,as she did in one of our photos!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Noelle, Thank you taking the time to write a review. Hope you are both well
Jill and Matt
Added 3rd Jun 2014
We had our wedding in Ballyseede Castle on the 22nd March 2014 and we can not recommend the place enough! The staff at Ballyseede Castle were absolutely amazing they really did exceeded all our expectations!! From the lead up and on our wedding day all the staff were extremely helpful and SO nice to deal with! On our day they made sure we and our guests were 100% happy! All my family and friends still talk about how amazing Ballyseede Castle was. Ballyseede Castle really has the wow factor and I would 100% recommend this place to all couples in Ireland looking for a special wedding venue!! Thank you so much to all at Ballyseede Castle for a weekend we will never forget!
Response from Ballyseede Castle Hotel
Jill and Matt, Thank you taking the time to write such a great review. Hope you are both well and we look forward to seeing you soon
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