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Kilkea Castle

Kilkea Castle, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Kildare
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Prepare to feel like royalty when you enter the grounds of one of the oldest inhabited Castles in Ireland. With history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle captures the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic Castle with the overwhelming allure of timeless sophistication and style. After a major renovation that redefines luxury, Kilkea Castle is delighted to welcome you.

Only an hours drive from Dublin, our magical Castle has an exceptionally wide choice of Wedding Venues to choose from. Elaine, our Wedding Planner can help you select the right setting and atmosphere for your bespoke Wedding. With over 800 years of hosting Weddings and Celebrations behind us, Kilkea Castle is ready to open its doors and let new light in through our noble windows.

Our Baronial Hall can cater for up to 270 Wedding Guests. However we also cater for more intimate Weddings at Kilkea Castle. Please contact us for more details and to arrange a viewing our of Castle Hotel.


12 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
We had the most amazing wedding experience at Kilkea Castle. One we will never forget! Food was to die for! Staff were so professional and provided a bespoke experience for all our guests. Our guests are still all talking about it! Accommodation has many options to suit all budgets and the grounds provide for the perfect wedding photos without having to leave the site. Our ceremony was also on site and Staff were on hand every step of the day to check in with us. Couldn’t recommend Kilkea Castle enough!
Niall Moran
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
Just want to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Kilkea Castle! They pulled off a show stopping arrangement at our NYE Wedding, from the Ceremony room, to the castle and to the banquet hall! All the guest were blown away! Thanks so much for being a part of our big day! You were a pleasure to deal with and we loved every little detail! We can’t wait to get the photos back! We would highly recommend Kilkea Castle to everyone! Rachel & Niall
Caroline Ryan
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 28th Sep 2019
We had the best day, thanks to Elaine and the team for making it all possible. The food was 10/10!
Amy & Dan
Added 24th Sep 2019
Wedding 16th Aug 2019
My now husband and I had our wedding at Kilkea on the 16th August this year and are still getting compliments on how amazing the day, food and venue was!!! We couldn’t be more thrilled with how the day went, the fabulous staff who were on hand for every little request And the exquisite food!! It was like a dream and couldn’t thank the team and Elaine (wedding coordinator) for helping us create the most perfect day!!
Claire Minchin and Conor Sweetman
Added 22nd Aug 2019
Wedding 5th Jul 2019
Words can’t describe how amazing the staff are at Kilkea. From the moment we viewed the venue to our wedding day, the warmth and professionalism was second to none. Elaine and the team really go above and beyond to make sure your day is just the way you want it and more. Cannot recommend this venue enough.
Lisa C
Added 3rd Jul 2019
Wedding 1st Jun 2019
Kilkea Castle where amazing! I would highly recommend!!
Mr & Mrs Walsh
Added 28th May 2019
Wedding 27th Apr 2019
The team at Kilkea Castle were impeccable in their execution of the dream that was our wedding day. We are so grateful to the team at Kilkea Castle for ensuring such a seamless weekend, full of love. Nothing was too big for them and every member of their brilliant staff were on hand continuously throughout be weekend for us and our guests. The food was absolutely unreal and will be something our guests will remember greatly about our weekend. From day dot, Kilkea Castle treated us as VIPs and this added hugely to the build of of the big weekend. From consultations to food tasting to the big weekend, the brilliant team at Kilkea Castle made our dreams become a reality. The biggest thank you hoes out to Elaine, the fairy godmother. Elaine, you took my vision and created a fairytale. I am still pinching myself looking through the photos of our weekend - I cannot believe those pictures were of our special day! Excellently executed, all staff were wonderfully helpful and always present for both of us and our guests. Thank you so so much, from the bottom of our hearts.
Mr & Mrs Garland
Added 21st May 2019
Wedding 16th Mar 2019
We had our wedding on the 16th March 2019 it was the best day and what made it magical was having at Kilkea Castle. Everything went perfect the staff so helpful and our coordinator Elaine was with us every step of the way. Wish we could do it all over again and would pick Kilkea Castle every time.
Eimear and Mark
Added 4th Jan 2019
Wedding 22nd Dec 2018
We had our wedding reception in Kilkea Castle in December 2018. To summarise – we cannot recommend this venue highly enough! The staff were absolutely incredible throughout every stage of the process but were particularly impressive the day of the wedding. They so accommodating and nothing was ever a problem. On the day of the wedding, everything ran like clockwork because of their hard work. A particular mention to Elaine, Charlene and the gentleman in charge at the bar (whose name I can’t recall at this moment-apologies)! The castle itself and Baronial hall (where our meal/reception was held) are absolutely beautiful. The grounds are also stunning. An important factor for us in choosing a venue was that the guests would have somewhere to stay on site at a reasonable price and Kilkea really ticked this box having a range of high quality accommodation at different price levels. The staff, the service we received and the magnificence of the castle/Baronial hall all contributed to making our wedding day the best day of our lives and we cannot recommend Kilkea Castle highly enough for any couple trying to choose a wedding venue.
Treasa & Steve
Added 6th Nov 2018
Wedding 6th Oct 2018
We recently got married at Kilkea (6th October 2018) and had an absolutely amazing time! We had roughly 200 guests (half coming in from abroad, but nearly all stayed over!) which were comfortably accommodated across the castle, lodges and carriage rooms. We took exclusivity of the castle for the entire weekend and cannot speak highly enough of this place. The venue and setting itself are stunning. A castle and a wedding reception room with a 12th Century feature wall with stained glass windows, just magical!!! Our food tasting experience was exceptional - having our own sommelier was a nice touch and we had opportunity to discuss with the Emma the Chef once finished (who is then the chef on your day - another nice touch). We had quite a few different dietary requirements e.g. I was gluten free, all of which were catered for impeccably. It was fabulous being at my own wedding and eating every single dish that I wanted to from the canapés to the gluten free crisp sandwiches at the end of the night! The food on the day was exceptional, with many saying the crab starter was the best food they'd ever eaten. The ability to book entire lodges ensured that the wedding wasn't too costly for some of our overseas guests with the carriage rooms being available for those wanting something special. We also had afternoon tea and a formal evening meal the following day. A small hiccup with breakfast on the morning after the 2nd night was rectified well and all of our guests left happy. Both days were amazing and really quite impressive in such spectacular grounds. In particular, staff on the day of the Wedding were Fantastic. Elaine was our contact at Kilkea and was superb. Her organisation and control on the day meant we didn't need to think about things and worry that everything was happening - we were able to relax knowing Elaine had it in hand. For the evening Elaine passed us over to Charlene who had ownership of our experience in the Baronial Hall. I personally very much liked this as it meant Charlene was invested in our day, and Charlene and her team were outstanding. Our meal and speeches over-ran quite significantly (because of us delaying and delivering long speeches) but the staff were able to cater for this without issue. In the Castle we had a great time. Two members of staff of note: Andrew and Nazeem. Andrew was there throughout our time in the Castle and was absolutely on point. Available whenever we needed and for whatever reason, but most importantly he was great fun, professional and pleasant to all of our guests. A good number of our guests mentioned him by name to us after the event which shows the impact he had. Nazeem was involved in our food tasting and throughout our entire weekend. Quiet and unassuming, but genuinely lovely and happy. We both got time chatting to him and were pleased he went through the whole process with us - remembering us from our tasting and coming over to speak with us and waving to us as we came in on the day. Lovely chap. In summary, amazing venue, exceptional organisation, would go back there in a heartbeat. Highly recommended. We cannot wait to go back on our 1 year anniversary! Thank you to all the staff who made the day so special for us!
Added 31st Oct 2018
Wedding 22nd Sep 2018
Kilkea Castle was truly amazing. The staff ensured it was the best day ever. Our guests were amazed by their attentiveness and food was out of this world, both at dinner and at breakfast the next morning. The service was fabulous I would recommend Kilkea castle to anyone who is looking for an exceptional wedding venue every thing was perfect.
Added 14th Sep 2018
Wedding 22nd Jul 2018
Kilkea Castle is the dream. When they say you can have a fairytale wedding, it is true. I had my wedding the 22nd of July and I really felt like I was in a fairytale and I was the Queen. My guests did not want to leave the castle and back in Italy they are still talking about it. There won't be enough words to describe what they did for us, from our arrival on Saturday, until our departure on Monday. The castle grounds, lodges, castle rooms...everything was amazing, but the best part was the stuff: professional, friendly, kind, always with a smile. Guys, you really made my day perfect!! I was so relaxed the morning of my wedding because I could really see that I was in good hands!! Food was simply delicious and I am planning to come back for that as well! 5 stars are not enough as you really gave us a dream and this is priceless. Thanks again!!
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