If you’ve dreamed of a castle wedding in Ireland, Kilkea Castle is the perfect wedding venue. With a long history of delivering fairytale destination weddings, you’ll feel like King or Queen as you enjoying your very own Irish castle!
Only an hour’s drive from Dublin, once the medieval stronghold of the Fitzgerald’s, Earls of Kildare, the castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow’s Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a warm Irish welcome to guests from around the globe. Kilkea Castle is one of the oldest working castles in Ireland.
Built in 1180, Kilkea combines the timeless fairytale beauty of castle living with a luxurious modern renovation. Kilkea Castle captures the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic castle, with an ancient cemetery on the grounds, which is a pretty amazing backdrop for wedding photos and video! Set on over a hundred acres of woodland and gold course, Kilkea can accommodate up to 140 guests for your castle wedding celebration.
With several wedding venues located on the property, the event team at Kilkea will help you select the right setting and atmosphere for your bespoke wedding. For large wedding parties, the impressive Baronial Hall is the ideal backdrop for your fairytale wedding celebration.
Baronial Hall sits majestically at the foot of the 12th-century castle and overlooks the lush gardens and amazing golf course. Enjoy wedding reception drinks on the terrace of the castle and then invite your wedding guests to join you and your beloved as you take the breathtaking walk from Kilkea Castle across the tree-lined avenue to begin your wedding celebrations. Ideal for wedding parties of up to 280 guests.
For a more intimate castle wedding in Ireland, you may want to opt for a wedding banquet in the Banquet Dining Room. This private room seats up to 22 guests.
No matter how large your celebration, Kilkea Castle is the perfect Ireland destination wedding for creating a celebration straight out of a fairytale. As you plan your castle wedding in Ireland, Wedaways team of international wedding event planners are available to help provide expert advice and make your castle wedding a dream come true!
Great news! We are excited to announce the opening of The Spa at Kilkea Castle. The Spa is designed to create a relaxing and mindful environment. It is a unique and enriching experience to nurture the mind and body. We are delighted to feature treatments and products by ELEMIS, the world’s premier Spa and Skincare brand.
150€ - 7,500€
Open Year Round
Wedding Spaces and Capacities
- Baronial Hall - 280 seated
- Restaurant 1180 - 40 seated
In-House Wedding Services
- Catering on-site.
- No outside catering allowed.
- Some basic catering service items included.
- Wedding cake - Pastry Chef on-site.
- Event space floor plans / diagrams provided.
- Fireworks allowed - permit may be required.
- Vendor referrals provided.
- Venue space fee: Please inquire for details.
- Wedding/Event Planning available on-site.
Wedaways Special Amenity
- Wedding package enhancement
What We Love
True castle experience
Country club bistro
Both 5* & 4* accommodations on property
Restaurant 1180 offers guests an exclusive Castle experience in the private dining room located in the 12th Century Castle. This exquisite restaurant overlooks the rose garden and the signature 18th hole
Hermione's Restaurant - Clubhouse Restaurant
Hermione's Restaurant is a simple and sophisticated setting which demands your attention. Renowned for its Sunday Lunch Menu, this restaurant is ideal for celebrating special occasions or simply celebrating life
Bistro - Clubhouse Bar
The Bistro is an informal all-day dining experience ideal for the returning golfer or guest who simply loves choice. The selection of hearty breakfasts, lite bites and wholesome main courses will make your mouth water
Held in the Drawing Room, boasting some of the best views from inside the Castle, you can enjoy a wide selection of specialty teas, delicate finger sandwiches, and warm homemade scones complimented by a glass of chilled bubbly
- Deluxe Castle Bedroom
- Luxury Castle Bedroom
- Castle Suite
- Superior One Bedroom Lodge
- Two Bedroom Self Catering Lodge
- Three Bedroom Self Catering Lodge
- Carriage Room
In your room
- Cable TV
- Coffee / tea
- Complimentary Wifi
- Iron / steamer
- Mini Bar
- Turn down service
- Wake up call
- Banquet facilities
- Bar / cocktail lounge
- Business center
- Connecting rooms
- Family / kid friendly
- Fitness center
- Free parking on site
- Free Wi-Fi
- Outdoor dining
- SPA/SPA services
- Wheelchair accessible
- 24-hour reception
- Currency exchange
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service
- Security cameras
- Valet / Bellman
- 1 hour drive / 50 miles from Dublin International Airport (DUB)