Blackwater Castle

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Number of guests 30 to 150
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About Blackwater Castle

History, heritage, nature and a warm Irish welcome meet in a spectacular

setting at Blackwater Castle, a twelfth Century Castle on the banks of the

River Awbeg, surrounded by woodlands and a private river. Visitors

gracing the Castle down through the centuries include Strongbow’s Men at

Arms, Walter Raleigh, and Michael Jackson. Oliver Cromwell and his army

also passed through Castle lands so why not follow in their footsteps and

celebrate your union in a unique setting? There is no formula at

Blackwater Castle – you will have complete control over all arrangements so

your celebration will reflect your unique style and requirements.

Blackwater Castle has an impeccable pedigree for hosting weddings as it is

the site of the ancient Holy Well of St. Patrick, contains the remains of a

twelfth century Chapel, and is home to a rare stone engraving of the female

form, a Sheela na Gig, for those who wish to give their marriage a

fertility blessing. Make Blackwater Castle your home for the duration of

your celebration!

  • A unique setting on an elevated site surrounded by mature woodlands with a private river, Castle Maze, and Walled Garden.
  • Total control over arrangements/timing/catering etc. Engage your own caterers and stock the bar yourself or tailor made packages designed to suit your requirements.
  • An exquisite and unique venue available at affordable rates - exclusively your home for your celebration.
  • Abundant heritage - 12th & 15th Century Towers, Sheela na Gig, Holy Well, Sentry Walk, Caves, "Blarney Stone", Watchtower, 12th Century Chapel.
  • 6 reception rooms and 9 suites in Castle - Walled Garden Accommodation also available. Sleeps 70 in total with additional accomodation in Castletownroche, Mallow and Fermoy.
  • Everything is possible and if it is impossible it just takes a bit more time......

Blackwater Castle FAQ

  • 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


  • Mill Road Douglas (Cork)
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