From its inception as Killarney’s first luxury hotel in the Victorian era, Great Southern Killarney has a remarkable history of hosting exceptional occasions for dignitaries & visitors from across the globe. To this day, wedding celebrations are recognised as the pinnacle of these events at Great Southern Killarney. From the moment you choose Great Southern for your wedding, you are assured of a spectacular occasion, full of delightful memories, for you both, and for your guests.
This iconic property radiates romance, from its elegant Victorian entrance hall with welcoming open fire, its breath-taking Grand Foyer & Drawing Rooms, to the dramatic splendour of the custom-built wedding suites. Surrounded by six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains and pathways, Great Southern Killarney is a wedding destination with which you will fall in love. Majestically set on 6 acres of beautiful gardens, Great Southern Killarney offers the grandeur of a country-house wedding, while being uniquely situated in the heart of Killarney. In addition to the grounds surrounding the hotel, the beauty of nearby Killarney National Park & Ross Castle provide a spectacular backdrop fo rthe photographs that will capture the official start of your life-long journey together.
We’re here to help you personalise your wedding celebrations with big ideas, little touches and memorable details. Once we understand your style, we can help make your dreams come true for your ceremony, your gourmet meal, entertainment, and by accommodating your special requests.
Your wedding is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with family & friends & our aim is to make this the happiest occasion possible, so you can absorb every precious moment. Whether your guests opt to travel privately or choose the convenience of stepping off the train, from the moment they arrive, they will experience the Great Southern Killarney’s celebrated service.Your guests are in very experienced hands, so you can be safe in the knowledge that everyone is well cared for, allowing you both to enjoy your valuable time with them.
Whether you wish for an outdoor blessing, a civil ceremony, an intimate dining celebration, or should you be planning a lavish reception for hundreds of guests, with our diverse venues and our expert events team, we will tailor-make the wedding celebration that you are visualising.
Start planning your perfect day by completing our enquiry form or calling + 353 64 663800 to receive a brochure for prices, details, and a full-colour preview of your Killarney wedding in one of Ireland's most beautiful hotels. Click Here to download our Wedding Brochure.
We would be honoured to have the opportunity to make your wedding dreams come true.
"Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts."
- William Shakespeare
Myself and Rachel are absolutely thrilled that we picked Great Southern Killarney to be our wedding venue (not that there was much competition!) Denise, along with the other amazing staff, were an...Rachel Morgan & Dominic Clancy, 24th November 2017
On behalf of myself & Stephen a massive thank you to Denise and all the team! From the minute we booked our wedding there wasn’t a stone unturned by her & the Scally family! The day went off...Niamh O'Brien & Stephen O'Callaghan, 21st October 2017
We are emailing to express our heartfelt gratitude for our incredible experience on the weekend of our wedding on Saturday, April 22nd 2017. From the moment I met with Denise, Sinead and Kresimir,...Marguerite O'Keeffe & Kevin O'Sullivan, 22nd April 2017
I just wanted to say on behalf of Barry and our families a sincere heartfelt thank you to Denise & all the team at Great Southern Killarney for everything they did for us. Denise truly helped to...Michelle O'Connor & Barry Meehan, 8th April 2017
Thank you so much again to Denise and all the team at Great Southern Killarney. We had a great day. Denise and all the staff at Great Southern Killarney were excellent, I think some of our guests...Marian Costello & Peter Conway, 7th April 2017
We can't thank Denise and all the team enough for all the work they put into our special day. Our expectations for the drinks reception, meal and everything after that were totally surpassed. We...Therese Hickey & James Finn, 1st April 2017
We got married in Great Southern Killarney on the 30th of December 2016. Since we booked Great Southern Killarney they have been extremely helpful. They were always at the end of the phone/computer...Michelle Flannery & Cian O’Sullivan 30th December 2016
Couldn't rate Great Southern Killarney high enough as a wedding venue. Amazing wedding coordinators, fantastic food and service on the day and a beautiful setting. Thank you for giving us a day we...Claire O’Sullivan & Niall O’Mahony 27th December 2016
Impeccable service attention to detail outstanding would highly recommend the venueSarah Nolan & Tom Doyle 21st December 2016
Ms. Madeleine Doyle was our Wedding Coordinator with whom we met on a number of occasions prior to our ceremony on the 9th August 2016. We found Ms. Doyle to be extremely efficient, informative,...Mary Leahy & Sean Moriarty, 9th August 2016
Amazing service. So friendly and professional throughout the entire process. They could not do enough for us.Siobhan O’Brien & Jonathan O’Leary 26th November 2016
Hi Madeleine We are talking about you all week praising you, and all at Great Southern Killarney, but you especially about how fantastic you were to us, you made our day on Saturday every single...Ellma Dineen & William O'Sullivan, 30th July 2016
From the moment we met Madeline in the hotel she couldn't have been more helpful. Weather it was an email with ridiculous questions or meeting with us for an hr to talk things over there was no...Orla Harris & Kieran Mulchinock 19th November 2016
We got married at Great Southern Killarney in July of this year, and it was such a brilliant day. I would recommend this venue to anyone. I can’t speak highly enough of Madeleine; she has such a...Tara Hennessy & Will Sapp, 7th July 2016
We want to thank everyone who played a part in making our wedding day so fantastic. Right from the start when we booked an appointment we were met with knowledgable and professional staff and we...Cora McSweeney & Kieran Cronin, 12th August 2017
We got married in June 2016 in Great Southern Killarney and really had the most amazing day. From the moment we got in contact with Great Southern Killarney, nothing was ever a problem and...Fiona Coffey & Tadhg Iarla Curran, 18th June 2016
We recently got married and had the reception in Great Southern Killarney. It would be an understatement to say that it was perfect. From the day we booked our reception with Great Southern...Zoe Egan & Stephen King 11th November 2016
We want to thank Denise so very much for making our day so special on Sept 9th. We know they do this every day, but she really made us feel so special, as if we were the first people to ever get...Aishling O'Leary & Sam Steen, 9th September 2017
Just want to thank everyone again for helping Barry and I with everything. The whole team was amazing. We've had so much good feedback from everyone, which I'm thrilled about. As long as they...Claire Dowd & Barry Stevenson, 8th October 2016
Firstly on behalf of myself and my husband, Denis, we would like to sincerely thank Denise for all of her help and advice with our wedding. Denise and her amazing team made our day as perfect as we...Anneka Corcoran & Denis O'Connell, 2nd June 2016
Emer and all the staff in Great Southern Killarney, It may have rained on Friday 20th but it didn't rain on our parade. We cannot compliment you and all the staff in Great Southern Killarney-...Chantal Kiely & Killian Lynch, 20th May 2016
We had our wedding here in September 2016. It was truly amazing and everything we wished for. The planning process was very easy and laid back. There was constant contact and we were kept in the...Emma Corbet & Colin Melsop 23rd September 2016
David and myself want to thank everyone at Great Southern Killarney so so much for everything for our wedding on the 10th of September. Everything was amazing and went off perfectly. I was so...Laura Murphy & David Sheehy, 10th September 2016
From the first day that we decided to have our wedding in Great Southern Killarney it was plain sailing. We enjoyed all the planning and lead up to our big day and this was made possible through...Aine Brennan & John Weir, 13th May 2017
On behalf of Michael and I we would like to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us in the lead up to and on our wedding day. Madeleine was an absolute pleasure to deal with and made...Sarah Higgins & Michael Cummins, 9th September 2016
I can't recommend Great Southern Killarney enough. Emer the wedding coordinator is absolutely outstanding. She was always so helpful and accomodating with any request or query we had. She gave us...Marie O’Mahony & Brian Colgan 7th May 2016
Great Southern Killarney provided the venue for the civil ceremony and the reception. We live in the UK and found Great Southern Killarney to be absolutely accommodating and understanding to ours...Christine and Patrick O'Leary June 2013
Great Southern Killarney is amazing in every way. Fantastic Hotel,Amazing customer Service 5 stars is not enough! My husband and I were married in Great Southern Killarney in April The day was...Sarah Johnson & John McCarthy 22nd April 2016
Our wedding was the 11th of March 2017, and it was an absolutely perfect day, from start to finish we couldn't have asked for more. Denise was a pleasure to deal with from our first meeting,...Paula Murphy & Patrick Fitzgerald, 11th March 2017
Thank you all so much for absolutely everything ye have done for us over the weekend! We had a ball!!! Emer has been a huge support to us in the lead up to our Wedding Day. It was a huge pressure...Siobhan Carroll & Michael Carmody, 15th April 2016
I found Great Southern Killarneylived up to all my expectations. It was a pleasure to deal with them throughout the organising of my wedding and on the day. The food and service was exceptional....Rosemarie O’Shea & John Healy 29th December 2015
From the word go we were hooked. Emer was fabulous and oh so easy to deal with. Everything was explicitly organised. To say that the day was perfect sounds cliché but it was. If something did go...Niamh Griffin & Jonathan Doherty 11th December 2015
Our wedding on November 21st was more than we had hoped for and that was mostly due to Great Southern Killarney and all the wonderful staff there. From when we first walked into the beautiful hotel...Annette O'Keeffe & Kieran Cronin, 21st November 2015
We recently got married in Great Southern Killarneyin Killarney. It was an outstanding day everything we could have wished for came true and the staff and management made it all possible. It was a...Michelle & Jimmy Murphy, 24th October 2015
Great Southern Killarney was an easy choice for us for our wedding. Right from the beginning when we went to view the hotel we knew it was the place for us. We had the most amazing wedding day....Marion Breen & Joseph O’Keeffe 26th September 2015
Great Southern Killarney is an exquisite & elegant hotel. The staff were so courteous & nothing we asked was of any trouble. The food was luxurious & plentiful. We had the best day of our lives &...Katie & Rory Buckley, 11th September 2015
We got married in Great Southern Killarney in September 2015 and I cannot say enough good things about Great Southern Killarney. Emer and her team were so accommodating, professional and friendly...Miriam Treacy & Eoin Morrissey, 4th September 2015
I just wanted to say on behalf of Robbie and I what a wondering wedding day we had in Great Southern Killarney and to say a huge thank you to yourself for all the help you gave us, not only on the...Josephine Kelleher & Robbie Ahern 3rd July 2015
If you want your wedding to go off without a hitch, as smoothly and as professional as possible while still enjoying the whole day then I would definitely advise booking Great Southern Killarney....Bernadette McKenna & Geoff Chambers 20th June 2015
Conor and I got married June 13th. Our choice in hotel was one of the easiest choices we made during our wedding preparation. From the moment we met with Emer and the wonderful staff at Great...Siobhan Buckley & Conor O Carroll 13th June 2015
"When we were looking for a location for our wedding reception we had two criteria firstly the venue had to be amazing but most importantly the wedding co-ordinator had to be someone that would...Mairead Kelleher & Johnathon Mullane, 5th June 2015
To Emer and all the staff at Great Southern Killarney , Conor and I would like to express our huge gratitude and appreciation for the fantastic reception we were given at the Malton for our wedding...Ann-Marie Breen & Conor McElroy 22nd May 2015
We got married in march 2015, we had the most wonderful experience here, the staff were so helpful and attended to every need, from the morning of our wedding to the time we left it was just perfect.Joanne O’Driscoll & Des Collins 27th March 2015
Food, Service, Venue, Atmosphere! Everything was Fantastic Loved every minute of it. I always wanted to get married here and it was everything i thought it would be and more.Livian Leonard & Geoff McDonald 13th March 2015
I couldn't say enough about this amazing hotel!! From day one we knew it was the perfect venue. Nothing was too much trouble and our guests still compliment it!Laura and Trevor Walsh,3rd January 2015
From start to finish we were extremely well looked after by Emer and the staff of Great Southern Killarney. The food and overall service was second to none. Emer ran the wedding day like clockwork...Emma and Mark Ryan December 2014
Hi Emer, We absolutely loved Great Southern Killarney and all the guests raved about it as a venue. Thank you so much for organising everything as you took a lot of pressure off the two of us on...Declan Bagnall & Claire McLoughney, 6th December, 2014
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you personally and Great Southern Killarney. From our first point of contact with yourself and the hotel our experience was hugely positive. Your...David & Anne Marie Saunders December 2014
Hi Emer, My apologies for not emailing sooner. Connie and I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and the staff at Great Southern Killarney for making our wedding so special and...Jacqueline & Connie Tarrant, June 2014
We recently had our winter wedding at Great Southern Killarney. We have never written a review before but we felt compelled to do so after our incredible experience at Great Southern Killarney. We...Nicole & Paul Moroney, January 4th 2014
To Emer and the fantastic team at Great Southern Killarney, thank you all so very much for everything you did to make our wedding in December even better and more magical than we could have ever...Grainne & JJ Fleming December 2013
We looked at several venues for our wedding, but from moment we met Emer Corridan, The Conference & Banqueting Manager in Great Southern Killarney, there was only one place we wanted to have it....Brian & Paula Keating - October 2013
Great Southern Killarney was everything & more that we hoped & wished for on our wedding day. I could not recommend the hotel highly enough and would absolutely love to do it all again. It was just...Trisha & Kevin Flynn September 2013
We had our wedding reception in Great Southern Killarney and what a glorious, special day it was for the both of us and for our guests, which travelled from the UK, abroad and within Ireland. We...Dee & Dan Corkery June 2013
Our wedding experience at Great Southern Killarney was everything we could have wished for and more. From booking the wedding, to picking the menu to the day itself. Everything went smoothly with...Padraig & Fiona O'Leary March 2013
Thank you so much for making our wedding the most amazing days of our lives. Words cannot describe how thankful we are to all of team at Great Southern Killarney. Emer is just amazing and has to...Siobhan & Alex Cearins, August 2012
Emer there are not enough ways or words to thank you for making our wedding day so magical. From the day we met, you were an absolute pleasure to work with. Your enthusiasm, care, kindness,...Kate & Thor Kelly April 2012
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