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We love to roll out the red carpet for special celebrations. The tranquil setting and beautiful scenery surrounding the Sneem Hotel offer the perfect backdrop for Kerry weddings. Music fills the lobby, candlelight dances … and with plenty of room for children to be comfortable too, Sneem Hotel creates a magical place to celebrate with friends and family.
Every detail – from tailoring your wedding menu to your individual party’s needs, to creating a luxurious honeymoon suite – will be taken care of to ensure the very best start to your happy ending.

You’ll relish our ballroom: high ceilings give a dramatic sense of space, seating up to 300 wedding guests for dinner and dancing. The function room opens onto a long terrace over the bay, perfect for a drinks reception or a breath of fresh air. The other side of the ballroom venue offers floor to ceiling windows with impressive views of the mountains. This wing of the Sneem Hotel features its own private entrance and bar.

From special activities to little touches, we’ll work with you for a dream wedding or celebration. For photos, try our gazebo on the cove, or our 22 acres of mature gardens. Surprise your wedding guests with a shoreline walk or a horseback ride the evening before your wedding. How about a champagne breakfast? Or inspire your wedding guests with a civil ceremony on the beach. Let’s create a celebration that reflects who you are. If you can dream it, we can do it. Your wedding day is our pleasure at Sneem Hotel.

Sneem Hotel in County Kerry holds a license as a civil ceremony venue and has the capacity to seat from 30 to 320 of your friends for the wedding ceremony. There is a number of areas of the hotel where the ceremony can take place, one of them is a house down by the Waterfront within the grounds of the hotel, it caters for 30 people, it is quite the romantic spot. Our experienced Wedding Team will assist you with careful planning of all aspects of your wedding from the civil ceremony through to the wedding reception afterwards.

  • Sneem Hotel in County Kerry holds a license as a civil ceremony venue
  • Sneem Hotel has the capacity to seat from 30 to 320 of your friends for the wedding ceremony
  • The perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams
  • Our experienced team of wedding planners will plan every last detail of your wedding day
  • Sneem Hotel, a place for ceremony and celebrations
  • Located on the Ring of Kerry
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Venue Type:

Civil Ceremony License
In the Country
Small Hotel
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Alcohol Licence
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

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

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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Deborah Sent on 19/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We could not have been more impressed

My husband and I couldn't have been more impressed by the amazing service that the Sneem Hotel provided for our wedding last year. There was absolutely nothing that Louise hadn't thought of, and she went above and beyond in her dedication to the job. My husband was ill in hospital on the run up to the big day, but again, Louise came to the rescue, and despite the fact that we were unable to pop in and finalise details in the final days, she had looked after every single detail, so we didn't need to worry. The food was exceptional, and our only difficulty was choosing what to put on the menu, as each of the options we tasted were divine! The service, staff and location were everything we hoped for and more, and we would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to any other couples looking for their perfect reception venue!
Aoife Sent on 19/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We were really impressed

From our initial correspondence with the hotel, we were really impressed. Louise was highly professional, supportive and friendly and most of all a fantastic listener. She was always willing to take on board all of our ideas and make them happen! Our visit to the hotel in November confirmed our admiration for the place, the hotel and the staff. Everyone was all so welcoming. Louise was always only an email or phone call away. She was a fountain of knowledge & resources, & always recommending local people & services( Marie-makeup artist, Michelle-hairdresser, Fiona-flowers, Lisa-photographer; 5 star’s- all fantastic ladies whom I would highly recommend for any special occasion). Lisa, our photographer, also a member of staff at the hotel, was always at the end of an email. She is fun, professional and passionate about her photographic, which is evident in her work! Unfortunately, Louise was unavailable for our wedding day but her colleague Nicola filled in for her perfectly. Ladies, we cannot thank you enough. No personal touches went unnoticed by us, our guests or our children (our beautifully decorated bridal suite, personalised memory box, congratulations from an introduction to the hotel owner, restaurant decorations for our meal, waitresses finding toys for children (to name but a few). From the bottom of our hearts, Go raibh míle buíochais, Áine & Rob xx” See you for our 1st Anniversary
Elaine Sent on 09/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating
My husband and I had the wedding of our dreams at Sneem Hotel. It was a very easy decision to hold our wedding at the Sneem Hotel, not only because of my strong family ties to Sneem but because of it's stunning location and spectacular views. From the moment we arrived, Louise and Nicola at the hotel were so friendly, welcoming and accommodating. When it was time to leave for the church, Louise was even there to give me some dutch courage for my nerves with a sneaky brandy and an umbrella! The food on the day of the wedding was out of this world. The residents bar was still hoping till the early hours after the reception meal with music and craic - the bar staff were very obliging in allowing a music and singing session run through to the early hours! When my husband and I returned to the Bridal Suite, we were overwhelmed by the unexpected little surprises that Louise at the hotel had done to the room. The whole day and weekend was absolutely perfect from start to finish and this was all down to Louise, Nicola and all the staff at the Sneem Hotel. Since the wedding, we have heard from our guests how amazing the Sneem Hotel was and how it was the best wedding people had been to and they will be returning. We thank Sneem Hotel for everything they did to make our day the best day EVER!! We totally recommend the Sneem Hotel as a wedding venue and can't rate it highly enough. We can't wait to return to Sneem next August for our 1st Year Anniversary. Sneem Hotel holds a very special place in our hearts!
Melissa Sent on 09/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating
Now I know this will sound cliche but the Sneem hotel was AMAZING! Everyone was so welcoming and the food was the best I have ever had! We just loved it and we will stay yearly for sure. We really got the VIP treatment and every bride and groom wants that on their wedding day. We both just want to thank the sneem hotel for giving us the best day in the stunning hotel, Melissa and Donal x
Fergal Sent on 19/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Louise and the staff at the Sneem Hotel are so on top of every detail. From our first meeting, to the day of our wedding, for our outdoor ceremony, and reception, to the BBQ the day after, they were absolutely brilliant! They made us feel really special and we could not have wished for any more. Louise had great ideas and everything worked really well. The room was lovely and they had several really nice surprises for us on our wedding day. All our guests loved the hotel, and had many compliments on how they were treated by the very helpful and friendly staff. The food was super! The service was excellent! We cannot say enough good things on how we felt, and if you’re planning your wedding we highly recommend you spend a few nights here and book the Sneem Hotel for your festivities.
Clare Sent on 19/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Booking the Sneem Hotel with it's absolutely stunning picture perfect scenery was the best decision my husband and I made about our wedding. From our first meeting with Louise we knew that we were onto a winner. A nicer more genuine Lady would be hard to find. We got married in December 2017 and words cannot describe how magical our day was. Nothing was ever an issue for Louise, no question or request was ever to big or to small and Louise was always on the other end of the phone if we needed anything.

Attention to detail on the day was second to none and the staff in the hotel went out of their way to make sure everything went so smoothly. The Manager Nicola, Owner Louis and all the staff at Sneem Hotel literally could not do enough for us. They were just so accommodating. To any bride or groom considering a venue for their big day, The Sneem Hotel is the place for you.

On a final note, from the bottom of our hearts we are so grateful to Louise and the amazing team for making our day so special.
Joanne Sent on 03/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Joanne O'Donovan

We got married here on the 4th June 2016. The Sneem hotel was just amazing and made our day even more special. The location is stunning, we are both from West Cork and a lot of our guests had never been to Sneem before, they were just blown away by the place. On the run up to the wedding we were constantly in contact with Louise, who would always provide us with the best advice and nothing was ever too much bother. She's a real people person and would put you at ease straight away. The day off the wedding Louise and the staff really pulled it out of the bag. All the guests loved the food, the hotel looked amazing and the service was top class. It was the little touches and extras which I really loved and makes Sneem different from anywhere else. It was an epic day and I loved every minute of it!!
Karen Sent on 03/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Karen & Anthony

My husband and I choose Sneem Hotel for our wedding reception in late December 2015 after considering a number of hotels in Limerick where we are from and in other areas of Kerry. The initial reason was the setting, the hotel is over looking the water with a mountain backdrop, in the picturesque village of Sneem with a beautiful church meaning endless photo opportunities. After a magical winter wedding we cannot recommend this venue highly enough, the hotel, the exceptional staff and food was all top notch. Louise, the wedding co-coordinator is a rock star. She went above and beyond for us and was so accommodating in every task from the planning and food tasting to the finer details and little surprises on the day. The food is what you expect of a 5 star restaurant and that came from everyone not just us, from our international guests to those who are involved in the industry itself. We received so many compliments, many guests had never been to Sneem or the hotel before and have since all vowed to return. We wanted a day that both of us & our guests would enjoy and some said it was the best wedding they had been to. Louise, Nicola, Louis & all the staff of Sneem Hotel - Thank you for making our whole experience perfect and a day we will truly remember forever.
Bernard Sent on 03/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Bernard & Louise Ryan

We had our wedding reception in the Sneem hotel on the 10th July 2015 and we couldn't have been more happier with the day. From the moment we booked the hotel we found Louise the wedding co ordinatior both professional and extremely accommodating. With its stunning location,fabulous food and helpful staff we are truly delighted we chose this hotel. We really enjoyed our day and would highly recommend it.
Josephine Sent on 03/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Patrick & Josephine Lynam

It’s hard to know where to start when reviewing this hotel..... There is so much I could say and it is all good things, but to keep this short and sweet I will only mention a few. My wife, Josephine, and I got married in Sneem and had our reception in Sneem Hotel on June 6th 2015. Nicola and her team were fantastic from the word go. They were very accommodating with any queries we had or alterations we wished to make along the way. Everything was arranged and set up perfectly when we arrived at the hotel the day before. There was absolutely nothing we had to worry about and after a brief meeting to finalise a few small bits with Louise all we had to do was sit back and relax. We both felt incredibly well looked after on our special day, everything went smoothly and the special touches along the way helped make the day even more perfect. We were delighted when so many of our guests remarked on the fantastic food and the beautiful setting of the hotel. For us it was truly a wonderful venue and we can only applaud for its excellence. Patrick & Josephine Lynam
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