Coastal Gems Only Found In Kinsale

You’ll leave a little piece of your heart in the town of Kinsale…

Escape to one of Ireland’s colourful seaside towns for a wedding day unlike any other. With a cheerful buzz and a romantic charm, Kinsale offers something truly extraordinary at every bend in the road. Beyond its sheer beauty, this charming destination bursts with historic tales and relics of the past just waiting to be explored. Kinsale’s delights don’t stop there. Known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, the town has no shortage of restaurants and pubs offering mouthwatering cuisine and fresh seafood straight from the Atlantic. With glorious views and the warmth and hospitality you’d expect from any Irish hamlet, there’s no better choice than Kinsale for a wedding weekend in the west of Ireland. 

Not sold just yet? Take a look at these glowing coastal gems that will have you dreaming of a Kinsale wedding…

Ballinacurra House

Dubbed the Wedding Capital, Kinsale has the perfect formula when it comes to weddings. It is hard to find any other European location that offers the beauty of the natural coastline, world-class venues and heart-warming friendliness of the people. Adding to the equation, the culinary reputation that it boasts, which makes Kinsale a destination that is hard to replicate anywhere else.

Escape to your very own private estate at Ballinacurra House, located just 2 mins drive from Kinsale. This 18th Century luxury ‘must-see’ Manor House sits on 40 acres of breath-taking grounds and brings back old-world opulence and personal service in a cosmopolitan and totally private way.

With their creative hands-on approach and event management background, the team at Ballinacurra will make your romantic luxury destination wedding an unforgettable experience. The property boasts a variety of different areas for guest to enjoy including a private Jetty, outdoor BBQ kitchen and pizza ovens, a bubbly bar, a Havana Cuban Cocktail bar and the recently added Champagne Garden.

They are known for creating the most bespoke events that can range from anything from Mexican Fiesta to festival chic garden parties to outdoor Jazz brunches on the lawn. This list of options for ceremonies and unique party styles is as endless as your imagination.

Couples are flocking to this famous venue and we can see why. It once was the getaway destination for Michael Jackson who stayed while visiting Ireland. It was also the first choice of honeymoon destinations for Kim Kardashian and Kayne West who tried to book the estate.

If you are getting married, this venue is a must see. You won’t have to worry about spending the wedding budget on styling because Ballinacurra’s decadent interior and luscious lawns and gardens are beyond perfect for any occasion.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Set in 90 acres of mature parkland and offering panoramic views over Oysterhaven Bay, our luxury hotel offers our wedding clients the perfect location, offering you a peaceful and tranquil setting.

The team at Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa are happy to cater for weddings of any size from 40 – 240!

The Rathmore Suite is simply magnificent with unspoilt views over Oysterhaven Bay, making it the ideal wedding venue location for your special day. Our winding, enchanting woodland entrance will lead you to the lobby of the hotel where our team will meet you and ensure that your wedding day will be a memorable one for guests and family for years to come.

Catering for just one wedding per day, the Macdonald Kinsale Hotel will assure you of the ultimate in personal attention and service, all for exceptional value for your wedding day in the tranquil Kinsale surroundings.

Actons of Kinsale

As the oldest hotel in Kinsale, celebrating over 67 years in the hospitality business, Actons of Kinsale is the ideal choice for your Kinsale I do’s.

Set in picturesque gardens and overlooking the stunning seaside harbour, Actons provides an ideal location for capturing breathtaking memories of your big day. have peace of mind knowing that your plans are in good hands with the dedicated wedding co-ordinator and friendly team will pay close attention to detail to create the day you’ve always imagined.

Actons Hotel’s relaxed elegance, welcoming team and reputation for excellent food all combine to provide a memorable wedding day for you and your family to remember for years to come.


Trident Hotel

Hugging Kinsale harbour, the Trident Hotel Kinsale provides a warm and welcoming setting for guests to soak in the stunning seaside views of Kinsale.

The Trident Hotel and its expereinced team of professionals will provide the highest level of service making it the ideal venue for your seaside nuptials. Experience impeccable service, picturesque views and luxurious accommodation all under one roof.  

The beautiful banqueting suite offers 2nd-floor views of the Kinsale Harbour. With a mix of traditional stone and wood, it provides the ideal backdrop to any wedding theme and has the ability to hold parties of 80 to 200 guests. Or choose from the For your pre-dinner drinks reception, the Schooner Lounge and Terrace is reserved exclusively for you and is the ideal location for guest to mingle before the night’s festivities kick off. The Harpoon Suite is another shining option for larger celebrations with the ability to hold 180 banqueting guests or up to 200 for a reception. For a more intimate gathering, the Chartroom can accommodate 30 banqueting guests and 50 for a reception.

Whatever your special day entails, the experienced wedding specialist and devoted team members will make sure all of your wedding day aspirations come to life.


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