Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, Ireland’s only Island Castle is set on an enchanted 310-acre private Island in Ireland’s Ancient East. The Island Resort’s 16th Century Castle offers the very best of Irish hospitality. The luxury resort provides security and privacy like few other destinations, located minutes from Waterford city and 90 mins from Dublin airport. The Resorts was awarded ‘Best Wedding Venue Of 2016’ by Irish Wedding Diary and ranked 7th among the ‘50 Best Hotels in the World 2016’ by Condé Nast Traveler, reader’s choice awards and 3rd in the ‘Top Ten Hotels of Europe’ by Condé Nast Traveler 2016.
One of Ireland’s most acclaimed hotels, is situated on the picturesque banks of the River Suir, completely detached from the mainland and accessed by the Resort’s private car ferry. The Castle 500-year-old history provides a stunning venue in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. The castle’s intimacy, with only nineteen bedrooms makes it an ideal venue to take over exclusively for your special celebration. All 5 suites and 14 guest rooms are decorated to the highest standard and have the characterful quirks typical of a Castle, with elegant décor full of authentic period detail, and antiques as well as all the modern comforts of a world class hotel. The Island Resort offers 45 modern light filled lodges (sleep six – 3 double bedrooms, located minutes from the Castle.
Dining at Waterford Castle provides an opportunity to taste the best of traditional and contemporary Irish cuisine. The award winning Munster Room Restaurant with its original oak paneled walls, ornate ceilings, and painted scenes creates an atmospheric backdrop to a pleasurable dining experience, perfectly complemented by a comprehensive wine cellar and the award winning mixologist. The Munster Room Restaurant at Waterford Castle is Critically acclaimed in the Michelin Guide and holder of two AA Rosettes. The award-winning culinary team under the direction of The Resort Head Chef, who was recently honored with the “Best Chef of Ireland 2017” by The YesChef Ireland, uses only the finest local produce and creates a truly memorable fine dining experience.
The Island Resort offers numerous entertainment options to keep everyone entertained during their stay. The island boasts an 18-hole championship golf course, Falconry, tennis, clay pigeon shooting, croquet on the great lawns, walking trails to the lighthouse. Offering island picnics, afternoon tea on the great lawn, gourmet barbecues or the spectacular ‘pig on the spit’ in the relaxed atmosphere of the Kings Channel Club House. A VIP tour of Waterford Crystal factory and showroom can be arranged which is located minutes from the Island. The award-winning wedding and events coordinators offer extensive packages to suit your needs.
Waterford Castle Golf Club enjoys idyllic seclusion, Ireland’s only true island golf course, the 18-hole par 72 Des Smyth designed course, is ranked in the top 30 parkland courses in Ireland by Golf Ireland. This year marks it’s 25th anniversary and they will be hosting the much anticipated PRO_AM on July 1st 2017.
The Island resort’s PGA Professional offers custom fittings and private lessons at the Island’s Golf Performance Centre with special packages available for guests. The Spectacular Fire works display overlooking the River Suir is always a magnificent event to mark every special occasion. The Castle’s Great Hall lends itself as the perfect place to host your entertainment and dance underneath the priceless, one of a kind Waterford Crystal Chandelier.
The award-winning wedding and event coordinators are dedicated to surpassing your expectations and making your celebration the most memorable ever. Your journey starts with you and your guests being transported by the Island Resort’s private car ferry to the 310 acre private Island Resort. If you prefer you can arrive by helicopter or horse drawn carriage up the beech line drive.
Imagine your special celebration on your very own private island in a castle that is exclusively yours.
Waterford Castle leave your worries at the shore…..
Castle: Tel: +353 (0) 51 878 203
Waterford Castle, The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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