The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

(23 reviews) 23 5
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 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
Large Hotel
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

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens Reviews (23)

Excellent Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Penny & Neil, on 30 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

First things first, the venue is stunning. When we’re in the hotel, we’re looking at all the furniture and making future plans for our own home’s décor because it’s so well decorated. You can see people’s eyes widen as they enter the building. Each room has its own personality and you don’t get the feeling of fake luxury that many seemingly fancy hotels exude.They predicted everything!We were lucky to have a beautiful day, and the Dunloe grounds made for some lovely photos of our wedding party and family. The reception room is my favourite — recently remodeled. It’s gorgeous. The furniture, the décor, the bar, the balcony and views — a perfect setting to share in tears and laughter with your most cherished people just after tying the knot. The food was wonderful (seafood salad is amazing as a starter!) and the service was impeccable — fast and responsive. No guest went hungry between the ceremony and dinner, and definitely not between the reception and dinner. The food was abundant and servers even offered our guests extra portions. Plus, they’d even offered some flexibility with menu options. Overall, they coordinated everything perfectly for us, including the song we would enter to, the timing of it, our path to our table — things we never would have thought of. They informed us when we hit certain amounts related to drinks, as promised—and always very discreetly. Although we’d coordinated our own ceremony and designed that venue ourselves, we couldn’t have imagined coordinating the rest of the celebration. The amount of work that must have went into it and the precision with which it was delivered will continue to impress us and make us smile when we think about our day. We highly recommend The Dunloe for your wedding day.

Best Wedding Venue Ever
Venue Service

By Michael and Aoife, on 10 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2018

As we reflected on our Wedding Day we could not possibly have asked for more. The Dunloe hotel surpassed all expectation and we will be forever grateful for that. Jason, Kayla, Matthew, Simon and all of the team at The Dunloe Hotel made our day so so special. Every member of staff we met were exceptional. Jason was our first point of contact in the Dunloe and we knew immediately we were in safe hands and when Kayla joined the team earlier this year we were even more assured if that was possible. No request was too big or too small and everything we asked for was met with a smile, good humour and the utmost professionalism. The hotel is newly renovated and the design and layout is to a very high and exacting standard including the outdoor areas. It is set in a tranquil area just outside Killarney with the Gap of Dunloe on its doorstep but also very accessible to the town. The restaurant and breakfast experience is a must and the coffee is excellent. Bedrooms are spotless with lots of space and really comfortable with amazing views from the balconies. The day itself was just magic, every one of our guests commented on the staff in the Dunloe and how lovely everyone was to deal with. The check in process was seamless even though many guest were checking in at same time after ceremony. The food and wine were better than we could ever have hoped and the service was what made all the difference. The team in the Dunloe is what makes the venue so incredible and we could not recommend it enough for anyone looking for a very special wedding day. Thank you to everyone in the Dunloe!

No.1 Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Elaine & Kieran Mc Kenna, on 10 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

We had the pleasure of celebrating our wedding at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens 21st July this year. The venue is absolutely incredible, everything is perfection! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue. From our first email enquiry, all the way through, Jason and his team were so amazing to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble, and Jason and his team were always so prompt with communication. Having planned our wedding from Australia was no easy feat, but Jason made it so seamless and stress free. Everyone had an incredible day, and spoke very highly of Jason and his team. It was the most perfect day! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts, for making our day so amazing. Elaine & Kieran Mc Kenna

Wedding 15th Of June
Venue Service

By Erica and David, on 10 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2018

We had such a great day! The Dunloe was fabulous! Everything ran perfectly! We couldn't recommend it enough! The venue is just stunning but the staff really made the day! So many people commented on how nice the staff and we felt absolutely every staff member we met were congratulating us and asking if we needed anything. We couldn't have been looked after more. The food was absolutely amazing!!! We had vegan, vegetarian and the down right fussy and everyone was taken care of. The vegan and vegetarians were delighted to have multiple options. The day went so well and we had no worries because we knew everything was taken care of! So a Big Thank you to Jason, Kayla and all the team. The park suite room was perfect, magical and I wouldn't have changed anything

The venue is spectacular
Venue Service

By Deirdre and John Sheehan, on 30 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Oct 2016

We held our wedding in the Dunloe Hotel in October 2016 and cannot recommend it highly enough. The venue is spectacular, set on beautiful grounds overlooking the stunning Gap of Dunloe. Jason, Veerpal, Duncan and the hotel staff were extremely professional and helpful and couldn't do enough to ensure that our day ran smoothly and that everyone was catered for. Duncan (restaurant manager) was very helpful during our food-tasting visit and shared his expertise in helping us to choose our menu and wines. The food and service was exceptional on the day and many of our guests commented that it was the best 5-star meal and service they had ever experienced. We were very happy with the support and communication we received from hotel management throughout the 9 months of wedding planning. All requests were catered for and nothing was ever a problem. I look forward to returning to the Dunloe Hotel in Spring 2018 when renovations are completed and am only sorry that we cannot return sooner to celebrate our one-year anniversary in October! Very Best wishes to all of the staff and thank you again for making our wedding day so special! Deirdre & John Sheehan.

Wonderful Wedding Day
Venue Service

By John and Fiona Endersen, on 15 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2018

Our wedding in June at the Dunloe Hotel exceeded our expectations and we could not have chosen a better venue and group of people to work with. Jason, Kayla, Simon and all of the staff at the Dunloe help made our day absolutely perfect. In the lead up to the wedding every query was dealt with in super speed time and any help we needed with anything was given without question - Kayla was always on the ball! On the day itself we were absolutely pampered and so were each of our guests - we did not have to worry about one thing - everything was seamless. Not only were each of the staff highly professional, making sure that everyone had enough to eat and drink at all times, but also very personable which added a bit of magic to the day. We couldn’t have asked for more and could not recommend this hotel and people enough to anyone wanting a special wedding experience.

Our Wedding Day
Venue Service

By JP & Keira Aherne, on 15 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

We had our wedding reception in The Dunloe last Saturday, it was everything we had hoped it would be and more. From first meetings with Jason and his staff, to organising the day, to running the day we can not speak highly enough of Jason and his great team for looking after us and our guests so well. In our opinion this is a wedding venue that any couple will find hard to beat. From the drive up the grounds to exploring the beautiful gardens and Castle at the back of the hotel and the beautifully newly renovated interior, as a venue this was ideal for us. However, it was the real personal touch from management and staff that made The Dunloe a very special wedding venue for us. We cannot speak highly enough of Jason and his team. They were always approachable, always on the end of the phone and very professional and realistic in their dealings with us. This gave us great confidence and so we could relax, enjoy and let the day flow. The upstairs reception area with balcony is beautifully decorated and the function room the same. The food was beautiful, i will say it again... The food was beautiful and the service of same matched it. We would have no problem in recommending The Dunloe as a wedding venue, top class. Thanks The Dunloe and best of luck in the years ahead. JP & Keira

Absolutely spectacular location
Venue Service

By Catherine Curran, on 22 Jul 2014

Absolutely spectacular location, hotel, staff and service. Had a fantastic wedding reception there, I cannot say enough great things about it - sheer luxury and elegance! Thanks a mil to Jason Clifford and his wonderful team.

Our dream come true!!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Evans, on 22 Jul 2014

Its every girls dream to get married in the most magical setting and have the vision become a reality.. The Dunloe ensures that this does happen! On our first arrival to The Dunloe we were warmly greeted by The Dunloe staff, upon meeting the Manager, Jason Clifford we just knew we were in safe hands. What sets Jason apart from every other venue is that he genuinely gets excited about a wedding at The Dunloe and wants nothing less than the best for your big day. The Dunloe itself is a magical spot nestled in a countryside location with the most magnificent views of the Gap of Dunloe. The grounds are wonderful, the blossoming garden and woodland leads to the ruins of the Dunloe castle with breathtaking views of the River Laune...a photographers dream working environment. I have been to a lot of weddings in the Kerry area and never witnessed such care and attention. Almost two weeks on and our guests are still talking about the wedding and thanking us for such a fantastic day-the setting, the service, and the food!! Ladies and Gents if your looking for your dreams to come true and have everlasting memories of your wedding day go see The Dunloe, we promise you won't be disappointed. To all at The Dunloe, Jason, Duncan, Oliver, Simon and all others in the team, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We won't be strangers!!

We recommend it highly for weddings!!
Venue Service

By Majella & Gerry, on 22 Jul 2014

The Dunloe - We recommend it highly for weddings! The service was impeccable, food outstanding and the views are amazing. From the beginning Jason & staff were great. All the fine details were taken care of seamlessly. If we had our time again we would choose the Dunloe every time. Thanks again Jason & Staff Majella & Gerry 21st June 2014

What a place!!
Venue Service

By Ben and Elaine Burdass, on 25 Apr 2014

On the 27th September we got married and our reception was at the Dunloe Castle. What a place!! this was simple amazing, Jason and his team are World Class and the service that was supplied to us and our guest was faultless. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was brilliant. We have stayed in many Hotels around the world but we have never experienced anything like The Dunloe before. Jason is a young enthusiastic and very talented manager who treats everyone from the guest to his staff with respect and a charm that is hard to find. We will definitely be back in The Dunloe and I very much look forward to it. If you are in Ireland make sure you go to The Dunloe because you wont be disappointed . Thankyou Jason and your team for making our wedding day absolutely magical. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy 2014!! Go the Dunloe !! Kind Regards Ben and Elaine

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