A wedding day should be the most unforgettable day of any couple’s lives, and picking the right venue to celebrate that special occasion is the largest item to check off the ‘to-do list’ during the planning phase. Cahernane House Hotel is the type of venue that will make that decision very easy as your wedding day will be turned into the most luxurious and elegant occasion imaginable. Envisage having a spectacular historic Manor House to celebrate the most special day of all, with your closest friends and family.
Located in the heartland of Kerry, Cahernane House Hotel offers everything you could possibly dream of on your big day. Stunning mountain tops and the vast Killarney National Park provide a breath-taking backdrop, while the lush gardens present a perfect place for capturing those wedding photographs that will be cherished forever.
Ideally placed between Killarney National Park and the town centre, Cahernane House Hotel is truly a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered. As soon as you pass through the gates it feels like you are going back in time to a more historical setting, something akin to ‘Downton Abbey’.
A private and intimate day is guaranteed as Cahernane House Hotel offers exclusive weddings for couples who want to hire out the luxury Manor House for themselves for the day. Up to 80 guests can be catered for in a wonderfully atmospheric venue where staff are on hand to meet each and every requirement to make it a truly personalised experience.
There is a sense of something special from the moment you walk through the doors and into one of the fabulous reception rooms that are each lit up by open fireplaces, antique furniture and original portrait paintings.
Guests are guaranteed an incredible dining experience in the award-winning restaurant as head chef Eric Kavanagh presents a wonderful array of options that are available from just €70 per person in the two AA Rosette winning restaurant.
Together with the team at the Cahernane, each couple will tailor their day to suit them. All details such as canapes, midnight snack, drinks receptions and their home theme and décor will be discussed in detail to bring their wedding dreams to life.
Undoubtedly, the most intimate part of any wedding in Cahernane House Hotel is the Bridal Swing which is in the gardens of the hotel and has become a traditional scene for married couples to share a romantic, photographic moment.
When the celebrations are finished, and the married couple retire to their room, they will be ensured of a blissful night in absolute splendour in the Herbert Suite. Situated on the first floor, the lavish suite features high ceilings, bay windows and enviable views of the gardens to the mountains of the National Park beyond.
The suite includes a spacious lounge area with restful sofas, writing desk and antique furniture. Borrow a book from the library downstairs to while away the afternoon or simply admire the incredible views.
When it’s time to retire your bedroom boasts a king-sized bed and plush furnishings to ensure you enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep.
To book your dream wedding at Cahernane House Hotel Emer Corridan or Leona Hennessy at email@example.com or call 0646631895.
About Cahernane House Hotel
The 4-star Cahernane House Hotel was originally built in 1877 as a family residence for Henry Herbert at a cost of £5,992. The original plans were to build a mansion three times the size of what it is presently, but the next generation of the Herbert family fell on hard times and let the property out as a hotel. As a result the property feels and looks more like a grand, country, private residence rather than a hotel.
Located just outside the centre of the thriving town of Killarney, the 38-bedroom Cahernane House Hotel is still far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Kerry’s major urban centre to offer a secluded and tranquil getaway. It is located on 6.4 acres of verdant grounds and overlooks the stunning backdrop of the Killarney Lakes and Killarney National Park.
The house itself is reminiscent of times gone by and the charm in which it was built upon in the 1800s has never been lost despite the changeover of owners’ numerous times throughout its history. There are five main rooms on the ground floor of the property; the Pembroke Suite, the Herbert Restaurant, Drawing Room, Library and Reception. Each of these rooms contain historical artefacts and original antiques including items such as the Herbert Family Crest which is depicted above the front door of the hotel.
Upon entry visitors will notice a stunning Killarney Davenport desk which was built circa 1880 and carries pictures of nearby Glena Cottage, Muckross Abbey, Ross Castle, the Old Weir Bridge and the Briein Bridge. A Queen Anne fireplace that was originally part of the Herbert’s Queen Anne style house is located in the reception and was originally built circa 1750. Imposing bronze statues are located within the reception, and these were originally brought to Cahernane House Hotel by Vincent and Min Albericci who bought the house in 1940.
There are 12 rooms located in the original manor house and each are packed with individual charm and character showcasing period features such as sash windows, high ceilings or elegant mouldings. The Garden Wing of Cahernane House was constructed in the 1960’s and has since been completely refurbished. It incorporates 26 beautiful rooms, decorated and styled in keeping with country manor traditions.
The Herbert Room Restaurant is the main Dining Rooms in the Cahernane House Hotel and seats 80 people. The fine dining cuisine is prepared by the Executive Head Chef Eric Kavanagh using locally sourced produce. Eric brings extensive experience from a career that includes award winning establishments such as Longueville House in Mallow and Sheen Falls in Kenmare. Cahernane House Hotel received two AA Rosette recently for its excellence in cuisine.
The house has access to Killarney National Park, Ireland’s largest national park which is surrounded by mountains and lakes, and inhabited by natural wildlife. There are also numerous historical buildings in the park such as Muckross Abbey – a 15th century monastery – and Muckross House, a building that is intertwined with the history of Cahernane House due to the Herbert family.
Horse riding treks and fishing activities that take place on the grounds of Killarney National Park can be arranged by the hospitality team and there are also a wide range of splendid golf courses in the region which Cahernane House have links to.
Cahernane House Hotel has changed hands on multiple occasions in the last 115 years, beginning with the leasing of the hotel for almost 40 years from 1902. It was sold for the first time in 1940 to Vincent Albericci, and the property passed through the hands of another five owners before it was purchased by the Prem Group in 2016.
The Prem Group own over 40 hotels throughout Ireland and Europe, including Tulfarris Hotel in Wicklow, the Osprey Hotel in Naas and the McWilliam Park Hotel in Mayo.
Since taking over Cahernane House Hotel the Prem Group has undertaken more than €3 million worth of renovation works to provide substantial upgrades to all of the bedrooms in the main house.