Create your own family history at The Headfort Arms Hotel

Create your own family history at The Headfort Arms Hotel at Kells, Co. Meath. Situated in the heart of the Royal County, known for its historic significance, the town has a rich and colourful heritage and story. And you can make it part of yours.

Headfort Arms Entrance

The Headfort Arms Hotel has welcomed many through its doors since the 18th century. At one time the Marquis of Headfort’s townhouse,  today, many generations of the Duff Family have welcomed and still embrace those family values that make you feel at home. Recently recognised in Ireland’s Top 100 places to stay by McKenna Guides, this 4 star property and Guaranteed Irish Charter Member can’t wait to share in your dream day. 

With 45 bedrooms, all kitted to 4 star standard, your guests will have the best of everything. The Headfort Spa Rooms can cater to all the wellbeing and pampering needs and with 2 golf courses to play at Headfort Golf Club, it’s truly a destination venue. It’s likely though that food will play a big part in your celebrations and the reputation for food quality at Headfort Arms is well known. The Award-winning Vanilla Pod Restaurant, the Kelltic Bar, Courtyard and Terrace and the Garden Kitchen with its stone baked pizza oven are serving the highest quality, locally sourced, seasonal fare for all tastes and budgets. 


On top of this, the atmosphere is truly special. Open log fires, that warm friendly welcome inside and the best urban garden in Ireland’s Ancient East, means Headfort Arms Hotel is a special place for you to consider your wedding celebration.

Imagine yourselves exchanging vows in your Civil Ceremony at The Red Chapel adjacent to the venue, in the courtyard or out on the lawn. Picture your arrival through the private Garden Wedding Entrance and meeting and greeting your guests at The Foyer for your drinks and canapes reception. And, for your wedding breakfast, your choice of several beautiful spaces to suit your numbers and preferences.

The REd Chapel at the Headfort Arms Hotel

The Kenlis Suite is the flagship room filled with Georgian splendour, natural light, luxurious furnishings and chandeliers. You can also choose from The Blackwater Suite or the Garden. In short the variety available means you can have a truly bespoke experience, and the team at Headfort Arms Hotel are there to help you design just that.


The crew have seen and done it all when it comes to themes and decor, they have tonnes of ideas for enhancing your day and your guests’ experience. Their website shares some of the incredible seasonal events that they would be happy to help you plan. So whether you are a spring, summer, autumn or winter couple, they have just the thing for you.

Courtyard Wedding Ceremony set up at Headford Arms

As well as the myriad bespoke options, there are superb complimentary inclusions, no matter what you choose. They have some carefully planned off the shelf packages too. These packages are designed to simplify the wedding planning process and ensure that you have everything you need to create your dream wedding.


The team has nailed that garden outdoor wedding ceremony experience in all seasons with several options depending on the size of your party.  It is a true oasis with fantastic opportunities for photos such as the garden pavilion, the swing bench, the pagoda and more. They can even accommodate an outdoor dance floor so you can dance the night away under the stars and romantic fairy lights. 

Perfect Garden for a Wedding at Headfort Arms

Kells and its surrounding countryside also offers beautiful backdrops for wedding photography. The town’s historical charm and picturesque landscapes simply add to the overall appeal of the Headfort Arms.

Other fun elements that have featured with previous couples are hay bales, ice cream and candy carts, doughnut walls, local craft beers.  They are well set up for your day two celebrations too, and can arrange your BBQ, or stone baked pizzas, and of course lawn games and music.

The hotel’s experienced wedding planners and staff are dedicated to making the wedding day memorable and stress-free. They work closely with the couple to understand their vision and preferences, offering guidance and support throughout the planning process and the wedding day itself.

And when it comes down to it, your wedding day is all about you and your families. It’s the joining of two people together in history.  At The Headfort Arms Hotel, their family wants to look after yours.  As the McKenna Guide said “The staff are spontaneous, the welcome is real, the comfort is understated and the cooking is soulful. The people working here care about your welfare and care that you are having the best time they can create for you”.


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