Weddings Hotel Waterville Kerry | The Smugglers Inn, Waterville, Co. Kerry

for a romantic, intimate irish wedding surrounded by nature

Here at Smugglers Inn we offer exciting alternative wedding packages to the conventional hotel. With an exquisite locally sourced menu, extensive wine list and beautiful Marquee the Smugglers Inn makes for a truly authentic and intimate, Irish Wedding.

With our private grounds surrounded by breathtaking views of Ballinskelligs Bay and Waterville Golf Links while sitting along 2km of sandy beach this makes the Smugglers Inn a unique setting for fairytale Irish Wedding.

The Smugglers restaurant caters to up to 120 guests or hire our beautiful wedding marquee which adjoins to the restaurant to cater up to 250 guests.


Here at the Smugglers Inn we offer the perfect setting, location and menu for smaller weddings of up to 200 guests. 

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surround yourself with the beauty of ireland

Enjoy everything Ireland has to offer from food to scenery, the Irish pub to nature with a wedding at Smugglers Inn. We offer everything you need to make your Wedding Day the once in a lifetime celebration you always dreamed of.

"We had an amazing day at the Smugglers for our wedding and I would recommend this excellent venue to anyone planning a mid-sized wedding in South Kerry. We had 120 extremely happy guests that had both a wonderful and unique experience"

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marquee wedding

Want a wedding you'll never forget? Hire our beautiful marquee, enjoy the finest food and dance into the night while being energised by the spectacular Kerry coastline. There is something very special about blending all that is beautiful in the world, from beaches to scenery, stars to nature, fresh air to fine food, dancing to a night sky and all under one roof. People just have more fun!

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bespoke menus

At Smugglers we more than happy to discuss your menu choices and particular requirements well in advance of your wedding day. With years of experience at the highest levels Chef Proprietor Henry Hunt will organise a menu tasting for you to sample to help you decide on your favourite dishes.
Deliciousness is guaranteed 🙂

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Smugglers cafe

As well as the beautiful Smugglers Inn we also run in the thriving town of Portmagee, Smugglers Cafe. As part of a bespoke wedding package, you can hire our entire cafe for a fun family and friends evening of music, laughter, local seafood and wine in a more localised and fun atmosphere. At the end of the night taxi buses will bring your happy guests back to the Smugglers Inn for an 'Irish' night cap in your very own Irish pub.

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The beach bar

Not only is The Smugglers Inn adjacent to Kerry's most beautiful beaches and two world class golf courses; perfect settings for wedding photos, but throughout your wedding your guests will have private access to their very own 200 year old authentic Irish pub were will happily look after your guests well into the night.

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Idyllic photo settings

The Smugglers Inn sits along 2 kilometres of stunning sandy beaches surrounded by some of Irelands most spectacular coastline. Ballinskelligs Bay is a wedding couple and wedding photographers dream landscape. You don't have to go far from the Smugglers Inn to be surrounded by perfect Irish picturesque backdrops.

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stunning views

From dining in the restaurant with its panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean to our gardens and beach overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay to the views of mountains and coastline from your guests bedrooms, the Smugglers Inn is the perfect hideaway for your special day.

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Does your wedding party love golf? At Smugglers we have many bespoke 'Play and Stay Wedding Packages' to suit all budgets. Enjoy a great Irish breakfast before taking to the tee in some of Irelands most challenging and prestigious golf courses. A great way for family and friends to come together over a Wedding weekend.

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All 13 Bedrooms must be booked for the night of your wedding. This results in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with the bride and groom being surrounded by only their closest friends and family. Perfect for families with children or elderly.
A 10% discount is given on all rooms.

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beach bbq

We have the perfect beach - why not have the perfect BBQ! Usually when the DJ is setting up to take your guests dancing into the night, we keep your guests on cloud nine by sparking up our very own BBQ beach station. A fantastic and fun way to keep your guests fed, happy and charged.

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preferred suppliers

To ensure your wedding day exceeds your expectations, we recommend a small number of tried and trusted suppliers. These are only recommendations.

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extensive wine list

To complement your wedding meal we offer a range of red, white and rosé wines to suit your menu.
We will be delighted to make suggestions as you are guided through our extensive list. 

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Midnight Food

We can provide a delicious selection of food for your guests well into the night.
From gourmet sandwiches to a selection of local cheeses, meats, relishes, dips & breads to
full seafood and meat platters.

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dietary requirements

Chef Proprietor Henry Hunt has put together a selection of wedding menus to suit all tastes and budgets. Vegetarians, vegans and people with any other special dietary requirements can all be imaginatively catered for. 

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the finest food

At the Smugglers Inns we use the finest, freshest ingredients, sourced locally. All our canapés, sauces, stocks, soups, ice creams and breads are professionally made in house.

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No matter the size your wedding, our experienced team will look after each and every detail, and will be on hand from our first meeting to your wedding day to ensure your day is perfect and your every wish becomes a reality.

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Sample menus can be tailored to your requests

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the local menu

A 3 Course Menu offering local favourites at a great price, the menu will show case local produce from farmers and fishermen in the area.

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the artisan menu

A 4 course menu offering local and regional produce using prime ingredients showcasing the very best of what Kerry and the West Coast of Ireland has to offer!

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the signature menu

A 5 Course Menu offering local and regional produce prime ingredients but with a touch of magic, signature dishes and favourites from Michelin trained chef Henry Hunt


Canapé Menu

The Smugglers Inn uses the finest, freshest ingredients, sourced locally. All canapés are professionally made fresh in-house

for a perfect irish WEDDING set along the beautiful kerry coastline