The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

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Beaufort Killarney Kerry V93 E029
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About The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Beaufort, Killarney
Kerry, V93 E029

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens has been welcoming couples for over 50 years and is renowned for its high standards of personalised and professional service in an exceptional location with exquisite cuisine. The magnificent property is situated on its own 64 acre estate in Beaufort, Co. Kerry overlooking the iconic Gap of Dunloe, the River Laune and is a short drive from Killarney town. The Dunloe is a classic yet contemporary 5 star hotel set in beautiful gardens leading to the ruined keep of the old 12th century Dunloe castle.

A red carpet awaits you on arrival where you and guests are welcomed to The Upper Lounge for your wedding drinks reception which offers panoramic views of the surrounding parkland and beyond. When weather permits enjoy your drinks reception al fresco on the Outdoor Terrace area or choose our rustic Thatch Cottage on the 64 acre estate.
One of the most important aspects of any luxury wedding venue is the ballroom. Filled with natural daylight the elegant Park Suite is your private ballroom for the evening, intimate and classical. With private dining for up to 240 guests, it boasts its own bar, dance area and outdoor terrace area exclusively for you and your wedding guests.
The overall setting of The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens creates a romantic atmosphere, with walled gardens and secret pathways making it a unique and ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs. With our magical setting combined with our experience, dedication and exquisite cuisine all together creates a truly magnificent occasion for your Wedding Day.

Keeping the service and celebration within the grounds of the estate ensures the magical spell remains unbroken. The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is the perfect location for both intimate and larger wedding celebrations.

We are an approved venue to host your civil ceremony, informal blessings and partnerships. We offer a number of rooms in our Events Centre for ceremonies, perfect for everything from small and intimate to formal civil celebrations. Our wedding team are on hand to advise you on choosing a registrar or celebrant and we will personally ensure that even the smallest detail that is important to you is cared for.

To speak to a member of our Wedding Team or to book a consultation, email weddings@thedunloe.com or contact +353 64 66 44 111.

• • 5 Star hotel overlooking the Gap of Dunloe • • 64 acres of gardens which include 12th century Dunloe Castle ruins ideal for photographs • • Newly refurbished Park Suite which can cater for up to 240 guests • • Renowned for exquisite banqueting menus and outstanding service • • Licensed for civil ceremonies • • Magical location for outdoor ceremonies with views of the River Laune and the iconic Gap of Dunloe

Facilities at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Large Hotel
Historic
Outdoor
Landmark
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens Reviews (23)

Wonderful Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Miriam and Owen, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Jul 2019

To all the staff at The Dunloe a massive thank you from Owen and I for such an unforgettable wedding reception in July 2019. Jason and Niamh, you were fantastic in the weeks running up to the wedding. We really appreciate the effort you both put in. The food, wine and venue were second to none. We are blown away by the location every time we visit. I cannot wait to return! A special mention also to Cormac at the front desk, no task was ever too big or small! Many thanks again for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make a wedding venue seem effortlessly flawless

Our Wedding at The Dunloe
Venue Service

By Jean and Daniel, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

Myself and my now husband got married at The Dunloe on July 06th. From the very first day when we visited for our initial wedding consultation to the big day, the staff at this hotel have been nothing short of amazing! Both myself and my husband were very familiar with the hotel before choosing it as our wedding venue, however we were still blown away by the level of professionalism displayed by all staff members going from front desk to kitchen staff, bar staff, accommodation and everywhere in between. Special mention to Cormac at reception, Pearce in the bar, Mike in the restaurant. I would especially like to recognise Jason Clifford General Manager and Niamh Coakley who ensured we had the very best day! I would highly recommend The Dunloe as a wedding venue and we will be returning, it was always a special place for us and now it means so much more!

The Most perfect Wedding at The Dunloe
Venue Service

By Rae Louise and Padraig, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2019

The team at The Dunloe couldn’t have made our special day anymore magical! The service provided from looking after the bridal party and getting the bride ready, accomodating our horses and carriage to feeding our guests was flawless! Surrounded by unicorns and immaculate gardens we had so much fun with our photographer! We will definitely be coming back for our anniversary

5 Star Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Aoife and Micheal Cuddy, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

From the moment we picked the Dunloe as our wedding venue, the service we received was 5 star. On the lead up to the wedding we were treated like VIP’s by Jason, Niamh and all of the Dunloe staff. The staff could not be more helpful and really make you feel at home. From the food, quality wine, accommodation and room layout the Dunloe is second to none. On the wedding day itself, the service and presentation of the hotel, the reception and the dining room was impeccable. There was no stress organising our wedding as Jason and Niamh took care of everything. We had an elderly parent and grandparents with us who needed wheelchair assistance. On a few occasions throughout the evening Niamh was a huge help and went out of her way for them. The food and ambience at the reception and at the dinner itself was amazing, all our family and friends are still raving about it 3 weeks later. The wedding rate accommodation is very reasonable including breakfast (which was delicious). All of our friends and family are so excited to go back. If we could give this venue more then 5 stars for a wedding we would! Thanks so much again Jason, Niamh and all the staff

The Killarney wedding of our dreams
Venue Service

By Sarah and Ben Coker, on 22 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2019

My husband and I got married in Killarney in June 2019. We had our ceremony at St Mary's Cathedral and our wedding reception at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens. We live in London and Jason and Niamh made it so easy for us organising a wedding from overseas. From the first email to Jason about The Dunloe being our potential wedding venue, to Jason meeting us and taking us through all the details and then finalising all the parts for our big day, there was nothing too much trouble or too big an ask. They made us, along with all our family and friends feel so welcome (we had 200 guests fly over from the UK). Everything was 5* perfection and luxury. The Friday night we had drinks in The Bar and the atmosphere was amazing. The day of the wedding was seemless; Jason, Niamh and all their staff are perfectionists and are so well organised. The food was INCREDIBLE! All our guests have commented on how amazing the food was. The honeymoon suite was so beautiful and just the quality of everything in the room was amazing! We honestly can't thank everyone enough at The Dunloe for giving us the wedding of our dreams and making it a weekend we will never forget!! Love Ben & Sarah Coker x

Wedding of our dreams
Venue Service

By Charlotte and Mark, on 13 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Jul 2018

?????????? One year ago I got married at the Dunloe Hotel. We were not from Kerry and our wedding was a little different from the average. We rented the beautiful Beaufort House for the week. But we had planned to do a marquee in garden. The Dunloe hotel had just been refurbished and was only around the corner from where we were staying. As the marquee was not a runner in the end. We last minute literally contacted the Dunloe. The staff at the Dunloe were just amazing. My wife dreams came through. It’s very hard to have a 5 star wedding venue that can make you feel relaxed and be as friendly as they were. The Dunloe is something very special. We got first class service. The kids were fed first and then taken off for a camp so the adults got time to themselves (this was priceless as we had 30 children). There was nothing the Dunloe couldn t do. And off course I forgot to say. The Dunloe is in a stunning setting, beautiful hotel with the most friendliest staff I have ever met. I am sorry to Jason and all the staff at the Dunloe I have not wrote this message till one year on. But Charlotte and I thank you will all our hearts for being there for us and helping us relax so we could have a wedding that I believe only Royal s would dream of

Amazing wedding reception at the Dunloe
Venue Service

By Tadgh and Agnes, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2019

2 days ago we had our wedding reception at the Dunloe House and gardens,best decision we ever made Niamh, Jason and all the amazing staff could not do enough for us ,complete professionals ,amazing food 10/10 in every aspect Thank you

May 2019
Venue Service

By Deirdre and Eoghan Murphy, on 04 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2019

My husband and I got married here on 3rd May and it was the best day! We are living in New York and when we got engaged we anticipated that it maybe difficult to plan a wedding from abroad but the minute we met with Jason we knew we had chosen the perfect hotel. Both Jason and Niamh were fantastic to deal with on the lead up to our big day. From the minute we arrived at the hotel for our drinks reception everything went so seamlessly and we were able to really enjoy our day knowing that everything was being taken care of so well. Both Niamh and Jason checked in with us regularly throughout the night to make sure everything was going okay for us and this was such a nice touch. We received so many compliments from our guests in regards to the hotel and the service provided that day. One of the main feedbacks we received was how exceptional the food was and how much they enjoyed their meal. Guests also commented on how amazing the staff were and so attentive on the day of the wedding. We were so happy with how everything turned out, it really was a fairytale. We could not recommend the Dunloe Hotel highly enough to anybody getting married in the future. Jason and Niamh went above and beyond what we could have ever expected and we will be forever grateful

June 2018
Venue Service

By Kellie and Jimmy, on 25 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2018

June 2nd we married in Fossa church followed by a reception that exceeded all of our expectations @the Dunloe Hotel & Gardens. Our wedding (the first in the newly refurbished hotel) was spectacular from start to finish. This venue is in a league of its own, so beautiful, the new decor is so classy & trendy, the views are breathtaking, the staff & standard of service oozes 5star training & attention to detail, the food was to die for. The drinks reception area with an outdoor garden terrace is amazing especially in the sunshine. The Park Suite function room with floor to ceiling glass views of the surrounding countryside & beautiful horses in the gardens is magical on a summers day. After our delicious meal we had a BBQ pig on a spit out on the balcony close to midnight that left our guests watering at the mouth. This venue has it all as a destination wedding venue , we couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Thanks to Jason ,Kayla & The Dunloe team for looking after our every request, nothing was a problem, the only problem is we wish we could go back & do it all over again. Kellie & Jimmy xx

September Wedding
Venue Service

By Lisa O Reilly, on 16 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018

We got married in this beautiful hotel with stunning grounds on September 29th and honestly our day was more than we both could ever have wished for. The hotel itself is spectacular especially since it’s recent refurbishment. The hotel staff were superb In the whole run up to the wedding and on the day they were so attentive to both us and all our guests. The food was also superb and all our guests commented on how good the day was. We can’t recommend Hotel Dunloe enough and we wish we could do it all over again. A big thanks to Jason, Niamh and all the team.

We couldnt have asked for a better wedding venue
Venue Service

By Kellie and Darragh, on 12 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

Cannot praise this hotel and its staff enough for being the backbone in making our wedding weekend one to remember. The venue itself is stunning and comfortable, the food is faultless and the staff really did go above and beyond to ensure that us, our families and our guests felt welcomed into the hotel. Given that we live in Australia, arranging for a wedding in Ireland should have probably been a bit of a nightmare. Jason and Kayla made it a walk in the park. on the day we ran an hour behind, In hindsight this must have been a nightmare to Jason and the crew who were looking after the planning of secret fireworks that were to go off after the meal! But they never let on for a second that we were being awkward, and if they were stressing out they hid it well! They seemed to just roll with our night and made sure every detail ran absolutely perfect. Everywhere you went there was a friendly face telling you what parts of Killarney and the grounds of the hotel to explore and making sure you didn’t need anything. i was really impressed that the very same standard arrived out to 150 guests that night, hats off to the staff.We decided to have our day 2 in the Dunloe as well and again, people are still talking about it! We had a barbecue and pig on the spit - but not like any barbecue I have ever been at before! Everything the Dunloe presented was top notch and definitely far more then I ever would have imagined a hotel would offer for a wedding weekend. If your thinking about the Dunloe as a wedding venue, don’t hesitate, I really can’t recommend it highly enough.

Best Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Kellie and Darragh, on 11 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

Cannot praise this hotel and its staff enough. The venue itself is stunning, the food is faultless and the staff really did go above and beyond to ensure that us, our families and our guests felt welcomed into the hotel. Given that we live in Australia, arranging for a wedding in Ireland should have probably been a bit of a nightmare. Jason and Kayla made it a walk in the park. On the day of the wedding we pushed all the rules and decided to throw back the whole night by over an hour. This must have been a nightmare to Jason and the crew who were looking after the planning of secret fireworks that were to go off after the meal! But they never let on for a second that we were being awkward, and if they were stressing out they hid it well! The greeting we got when we arrived in the Dunloe was just beautiful. Everywhere you went there was a friendly face. The wedding day itself was flawless, the meal was delicious and although we had dined there previously and been completely blown away, I was really impressed that the very same standard arrived out to 150 guests that night, hats off to the staff. We decided to have our day 2 in the Dunloe as well. We had a barbecue and pig on the spit ! It Everything the Dunloe presented was top notch and definitely far more then I ever would have imagined a hotel would offer for a wedding weekend. If your thinking about the Dunloe as a wedding venue, don’t hesitate! Thank you to everyone there that helped to make our day what it was - we hope to see you soon!!!

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