Muckross Park Hotel & Spa: 18th Century Style meets 21st Century Splendour!


As I continue my tour of County Kerry (Ireland’s premier wedding destination) to places where I would love to create a ceremony, my next stop takes me to five-star Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney. The best thing about Muckross Park Hotel is that I have been asked to do a wedding ceremony here next year! I’m so happy.

Aptly named ‘Beauty’s Home’, Killarney is a picture-book paradise of lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and a national park with deer, a big country house and red squirrels. I think I might have had an Annual when I was little that looked like Killarney! It’s an absolutely perfect place for weddings and other important life events.

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa couldn't be more fabulous, located a few minutes drive from Killarney town centre, and close to historic Muckross House (where Queen Victoria stayed). Cross the road and you’re in Killarney National Park.

I’m not sure if this does actually happen or if it’s an optical illusion, but as you walk towards the hotel it feels like you dip slightly, as though entering something special. Meander through greenery and hedgerow towards the main hotel doors, and into a little saucer of quiet and privacy where this beautiful hotel sits waiting patiently to welcome you.

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa has two wedding suites holding up to 270 guests, as well as a Medieval Atrium which is suitable for smaller events or a pre-reception. I like this hotel because, depending on what kind of look you are going for, it can be medieval castle, traditional white wedding or a very modern fashion house vibe. I’ve just seen on their website they actually say it much better than me: “Muckross Park Hotel & Spa perfectly balances 18th century style with 21st century splendour”. There you go.

I have attended events here with Kerry Business Women’s Network and it’s a really friendly space. I love the huge displays of colourful tropical flowers staged around reception, the grand piano, the funky neon under-lighting, and the big temple-like entrance to the spa.

I’d like to thank Wedding and Events Sales Manager Bernie O’Donoghue for booking me for the wedding next year. I can’t wait to meet my couple!

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

  • Has two wedding suite options: The Valentia Suite for up to 270 guests, and the Abbey Suite for 180 guests.
  • It also has the Medieval Atrium for smaller events or drinks receptions.
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies and marriages.


  • Luxury Wedding Venue of the Year
  • Voted One of Ireland’s Top 10 Luxury Hotels by TripAdvisor Reviewers

My Why or UWP (Unique Wedding Point)

  • Clever and stylish mix of traditional and modern decor, giving it an exotic, out of this world feel.

To get in touch about your wedding or event:

Call them

+353 (0) 64 662 34 00

Send them a nice letter

Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 NH 5W

Nearby are

  • Lakes
  • Killarney National Park
  • Waterfall
  • Airport
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Shops
  • Golf
  • Deer

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