Weddings at Westcove

Our minimum stay for wedding parties ( and other functions needing a marquee) is 4 nights - and 5 days... Assuming most weddings take place on a Saturday, the rates are based on guests arriving from 10am onwards on a Wednesday/Thursday and departing by 4pm the following Sunday/Monday.

We regret that we are only able to accept full week Sat.- Sat. bookings in July and August. Long weekends are sometimes available in May, June and September and there is usually no problem in arranging weddings/celebrations at Westcove at other times of year.

The rates below cover the accommodation for all 3 Westcove properties, sleeping up to 26 (max 28) and include gas, electricity, bedding, towels and light daily cleaning. When a marquee is hired, there is an additional charge of €300 to cover the extra costs of our staff time needed to supervise the erection and dismantling involved, a security guard to keep a discreet eye on the properties during the festivities, and the additional electricity required for this sort of function.

A damages deposit of between €300 and €700 - depending on numbers - will be payable in cash on arrival.

We can work with you to create a private, informal wedding for up to 120 people in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by all your family and close friends. We can accommodate 26 (max 28) - Westcove House sleeps 10, The Stables 11 and Garden Cottage a further 5 - all within the same grounds, making it an ideal venue when you have family and friends coming from abroad, so the guests can combine the wedding with a few days holiday/reunion in this beautiful area.

Although not an official wedding planner, Katherine Casey, our manager/cook, has helped many young - and not so young (!) - couples to arrange very varied but always successful events as you will see from our enthusiastic reviews).

We are now able to cater for up to 55 guests for a formal celebration dinner in our function/games room in The Stables building. The tables and most of the chairs can then be cleared for 'dancing the night away' to a live band or disco.

For larger celebrations, a marquee for up to 120 guests can be erected on the lawn in front of The Stables. Although outside caterers would be needed for these numbers, Katherine and her team are happy to provide delicious home cooked meals in Westcove House itself....although the dining room only seats 26 max, informal 'buffet style' brunches, suppers and barbecues can also be arranged for up to 50 guests before or after the wedding night itself.

Our ‘Excursions’ and ‘Activities’ links – (accessible through ‘local info’ on our home page) – will give you an idea of the numerous things to do in this fascinating area. We will be happy to help you arrange one or more of these Kerry experiences for your guests, including golf, guided nature walks, fishing etc. Wild life talks, wine tasting, Irish story-telling and of course a selection of musical evenings can also be organised at Westcove House itself.

For wedding/celebration guests not staying at Westcove, who may need one or two nights accommodation, please click here and have a look at our list of local places to stay. You will find links to local churches, marquee providers, caterers, etc. below.


Rates 2018
Low Season Jan 10 – Mar 12 & Oct 31 – Dec 17 €3400
Mid Season Low Apr 18 – May 07 & Sep 26 – Oct 29 €4000
Mid Season High Mar 14 – Apr 16
May 09 – Jun 18
Sep 05 – Sep 24

Rates 2019
Low Season Jan 2 – Mar 18 & Nov 6 – Dec 23 €3600
Mid Season Low Mar 20 – Apr 8 & Oct 2 – Nov 4 €4200
Mid Season High Apr 10 – Jun 24 & Sep 4 – Sep 30 €4800


Local Information:

Churches ‘Church of Mary Immaculate’ at Lohar, near Waterville & with stunning views over the Atlantic, is an extremely popular choice & advisable to book early.
St Crohan's Church in Caherdaniel has the advantage of being only 5 minutes drive from Westcove and is adjacent to 2 excellent pubs!
The Church closest to Westcove is ‘The Church of the Most Precious Blood’ & only one mile away in Castlecove.
The churches above are Roman Catholic but there are also very pretty Church of Ireland churches in both Sneem and Waterville (20 minutes drive away)- info on request.
Marquees O'Keeffe's Marquee Hire www.okeeffesmarquees.com are a Kerry based company with a wide selection of marquees at competetive rates.
A-Z Marquees – have provided marquees at Westcove, at a competitive price, for many of our guests – contact Tony on +353 2355795, mobile 087 635 2259
LPM Bohemia, a large European company, offers a large selection of marquees of all shapes and sizes for those looking for ‘something a bit different’. Contact ireland@lpm.com – +353 (41)9884771
Caterers O'Carrolls Cove…originally a beach-side bar, O'Carroll's Cove, Caherdaniel, only 2 miles from Westcove, has been extended and now boasts 2 chefs, trained by Rachael and Darina Allan at Ballymalloe…they can cater for over 100 guests with space for a dance floor on the premises, but are also happy to produce a delicious celebration dinner in a marquee at Westcove…please contact Ray or Catherine on +353 (0)669475151
Just Cooking If you are planning a large event - a marquee wedding, party or any special occasion - at Westcove House, Mark and Bernie Doe would be delighted to discuss various options and menus with you. With their creative 'hands-on' approach, Just Cooking will tailor your event to suit your needs - from informal 'canapé' parties and buffets to BBQ's or formal celebration meals. They can also bring their expertise from their cookery school to Westcove House and tailor make a cookery course for you e.g. Easy Entertaining, BBQ Thai Cookery, Fish Cooking, Afternoon Tea and more. You can then enjoy a meal that you have prepared! Website: justcooking.ie Email: info@justcooking.ie Telephone: 0669793660/ 0866095318
Ted Berner of Wildside Catering – is also a DJ – an excellent chef and has catered for several functions at Westcove.
Happy Hog Roasts are a local family who run 'pig on a spit business'. "We cater for larger groups by cooking local succulent pork. We provide fresh baps, fresh locally made salads and all condiments". . Please ring Liam Rawson or Sam Lowes to discuss your requirements: +353(0) 4504217 or +353(0) 7508820 happyhogroasts@gmail.com
Music Disco:- Very popular locally, DJ Tony Mulcahy has his own Disco - +353(0) 646645183
www.videodjkerry.com. 0876757093 'The Boutique Wedding DJ Service' ....Donal Clifford has been filling Kerry Dance floors for the past 20 years and will tailor a package to suit your needs. As one of Irelands only Video DJ's you can now dance to all your favourite music videos from the 50's to the charts. The Screens can also be used to display Photographs and Video messages. He also can provide uplighing and a Photo booth service.So if you need a DJ to play after your Band, a DJ only wedding reception or you would like to hire speakers and disco lights and have your own party Donal is here to help.
Live bands:-
www.katsquire.ie +353 874163673…Katsquire made their name touring Europe for many years, but since relocating to Kerry in 2002 have gained a reputation as one of the most popular and versatile bands in Munster…
www.trulydiverse.com…All members of Truly Diverse have roots in Irish music and ‘are the newest sensation to hit the wedding scene in the South of Ireland’.
Florist Contact Fiona, an excellent and creative florist based in Sneem –
windowbox@eircom.net +353 877712865
Photography Alice Dennehy is a locally based, very successful and inovative photographer who specialises in weddings … www.alicedennehy.com
Cake Specialists Jane Urquhartwww.westcove.net – whose bakery is just behind Westcove House, makes delicious wedding cakes ‘with a difference’ … check out Westcove Confectionery on Facebook for lots of glowing reports! +353 (0)669475479
Wines and Champagne VG WinesAlain Bras, the proprietor of Vanilla Grape wine merchants in Kenmare, a multi-award winning somellier and lecturer on wines, will advise on wine/champagne requirements, and deliver to Westcove on a ‘sale or return’ basis.

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