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Blackwater Castle

Douglas, Cork View map Visit website
Menus from 100€
30 to 150 Guests


Blackwater Castle is a spectacular 12th-century castle wedding venue located in Castletownroche, Co. Cork. Sitting on the banks of the River Awbeg, surrounded by woodlands and a private river, it makes a magical setting for a fairytale wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Blackwater Castle can be rented in its entirety for your event, allowing you and your guests exclusive use of the site. Offering a choice of six reception rooms, it doesn't lack for elegant event spaces. The Castle Dining Room has a cosy, intimate feel, with stone walls and large windows for natural light. The Coach House Banquet Hall is ideal for larger gatherings, also featuring stone walls and a wraparound indoor balcony. You may also choose the Terrace Room, which can accommodate two long tables, and boasts large windows with stunning views of the countryside. The castle holds a civil ceremony licence, so you can exchange your vows here too. From the castle maze to the walled garden and woodlands, you'll have plenty of opportunities for stunning wedding photographs. There's also luxurious overnight accommodation for up to 70 guests, so you and your wedding party can retire in comfort and style after the big event.

Services Offered

Blackwater Castle encourages you to decorate the venue however you like, allowing you to turn it into your home away from home. You'll have total freedom to choose your own caterer and vendors. The castle has a bar which you can stock yourself, and bar staff will be available to serve your guests. There's also ample space for a DJ, live band, and dance floor, and you can even hold a firework display outside if desired. A wedding coordinator will be on-hand to assist you with planning and to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
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