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From the moment we made contact with The Rose Hotel about booking our wedding it was perfect, Our wedding coordinator was a pleasure to deal with leading up to the wedding nothing was too big of an ask. On the day our complimentary Car & Driver Dave was amazing his fun, chilled vibe was exactly what was needed, he had water and mints for me and my dad on the way to the church and he totally calmed our nerves. Dave had champagne waiting for us when we left the church and had umbrellas over heads every time we left the car. Upon arrival at the hotel Dave was on the ball he made the day so very special for us and made sure everything went smooth. The meal was outstanding and the service couldn’t have been more perfect the timing of everything was spot on, people are still raving about how good the food was. The turnaround from meal to dancing was so fast and it stopped the dreaded lull from happening. There really is nothing I could fault about The Rose Hotel everything was amazing 10/10. Thank you so much to Mark, Dave and all the team at The Rose Hotel.

Aideen & Tommy McCarthy – November 2021


James and I got married in The Rose in October 2021. Luckily for us Covid-19 restrictions had lifted 4days before our day.

We decided on The Rose after meeting the wedding Coordinator and team at a wedding fair in 2019. What sold The Rose to us was how amazing they were with our son on the day of the fair. 

Every step of the planning was made easier for us by the management and staff who were absolutely fantastic the entire time.

We can’t thank Mark and the team enough with everything that was done. The attention to detail was out of this world, from the minute we booked right up to checking out the day after the wedding. 

The little things provided by the hotel for the day were amazing from the spa treatments to the car and even the piano player. David our driver was an absolute gent and was our very own personal timekeeper keeping us on track. Not only did he look after us but our entire bridal party. His knowledge and experience shone through. He had everything a bride needed from mints to a cloth to stand on so my dress wouldn't get dirty. He even shared his lotto ticket with us although it wasn't a winner it was the thought that counted. 

Daniel our wedding coordinator at the time was my saving grace and the attention he gave to us and each detail of what we wanted to happen, showed the professional bit of class that comes with the hotel.

 The service and friendly staff were a dream and the food was out of this world. I had people ringing me telling me how amazing the food was for weeks after the wedding. From the bottom of our hearts James and I thank you all for making our day better than either of us could have ever imagined. ❤ 

Michelle & James Quirke 23rd October 2021


I got married at The Rose Hotel in July 2021 and i only have great things to say about the Hotel and Staff. Daniel and his team were absolutely fantastic. They went above and beyond to make sure me, my wife and our guests had everything we needed to enjoy our special day.

The food was outstanding.

The service was fantastic.

The rooms were clean, spacious and beautifully finished.

We can't wait to return to the hotel again soon and we highly recommend the hotel to other couples looking for a reception venue for their wedding day.

 Owen & Meagan Browne, Wedding Reception July 2021

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We had the most amazing wedding day in The Rose Hotel. Like many other couples our hotel closed due to restrictions but we were determined for our wedding day to go ahead. As The Rose Hotel remained open even with level 5 restrictions we were delighted that they could accommodate us and our 25 guests. In the space of 2 weeks they had our perfect wedding day organised. Our friends and family kept on repeating how welcoming and efficient the staff were and both myself and Liam were made feel like the most special guests staying in the hotel. The Rose Room was an amazing wedding dinner venue and the cocktails went down a treat in the Kerry suite. I can highly recommend The Rose Hotel as a wedding venue even in these times of restrictions and we are looking forward to organising other family gatherings there in the future. Thanks again Marianne & Liam x

Marianne & Liam, Wedding Reception, 30th October, 2020


We would like to say thank you so much to Sarah and the staff at The Rose Hotel for giving us a wedding of our dreams.  From our very first meeting with Sarah we knew we would be well looked after so we booked The Rose but on the day our expectations were exceeded by the professionalism and the attention to detail that we received.  Everything was perfect we could not fault one single thing. The service and food was outstanding, the feedback from our families was so positive.  We loved every minute of our special day and we were so happy we chose The Rose Hotel

Tara & John, Wedding Reception, 12th September, 2020


Hello Sarah, hope you are well. We really enjoyed our wedding in The Rose Hotel. Everything went accordingly considering there was a virus we didn't feel that anything was missing. The food was lovely, the staff was very nice and kind. Kind regards, 

Anam & Zean, Wedding Reception, 4th August, 2020


We got married on 25th July 2020. From the moment we first viewed the hotel we knew we had to book the Rose Hotel for our wedding reception. There is such a lovely welcoming atmosphere once you step inside the doors of the hotel. This year was a bit crazy and unknown due to Covid-19 but Sarah, Mark and all the team worked so hard to make sure we had an amazing day. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure everything was safe and went like clockwork. When I visited the hotel the day before the wedding the staff told me I seemed very calm, but I knew we were in safe hands. We were able to sit back, relax and enjoy our day. Everyone commented on the high quality food we had on the day, with plenty of everything. The bridal suite is absolute luxury!! We stayed on in the hotel for the second night to make sure we could enjoy it fully. We could not recommend the Rose Hotel enough as a wedding venue.

Karen & Joseph, Wedding Reception, 25th July, 2020


What can I say about the hotel and its staff? We had our wedding at The Rose Hotel on the 31st of August and from start to finish it couldn't have went any better from our first chat with Madeleine the wedding coordinator to checking out 2 days after our wedding nothing but top class hospitality was shown to us and our guests. Our guests couldn't get over how beautiful the meal was and the service during the whole day. if you want a stress free wedding then this hotel will take care of you. Madeleine is fantastic at her job and knows exactly what she is doing as everything went like clock work. we appreciate all the rose hotel has done to make our day extra special.

John & Margaret Mcauley, Wedding Reception, 31st August, 2019


Getting married is ranked 7th most stressful thing in life. It would be ranked 1st as the least stressful thing in life if all weddings were held at The Rose Hotel under the close supervision of Madeleine and to be fair all the staff that made our day great. The drinks reception was top class and we couldn't say enough about the food and drinks in both bars. We did not hear of one complaint about either, in fact, some guests actually rang to say it was the best wedding they had been to, due to the food, staff and the band which made us very happy. The Wife said she would do it again tomorrow. Thanks to all at The Rose Hotel for making our day great and so easy going.

PS. Great choice in music for the wedding Madeleine.


Yvonne & Richard, Wedding Reception, March 2019


We got married in The Rose in April 2019 we started planning a year and a half prior, from the moment we met Madeleine she went above and beyond for us! Any request we had she always made it happen she is so friendly, approachable and professional she made every minute of planning enjoyable!! We cannot explain how happy we both are that we picked this hotel to get married in !! The day of the wedding every single thing we had organised went off without a glitch !! As this hotel is new not many of our guests had been, however, everyone commented on how fantastic it was, the service, the food, the rooms and even the breakfast the following morning ! Again we cannot thank Madeleine enough we didn't have a worry as we knew just how passionate Madeleine is at her job!! 

Jennifer & Andrew, Wedding Reception, April 2019 


We had our wedding reception in The Rose Hotel on the 1st of December 2018, and we honestly don’t have enough good words to describe the amazing experience we had.

We knew from the minute we walked into the hotel that it was the “one” for our wedding. The staff are amazing in every department. Nothing was too much. Anything we wanted, we were given, without hesitation.

The hotel itself is just simply outstanding. Beautifully decorated. The nicest hotel we have stayed in, and most of all, everything about the hotel and their staff was loved by all of our guests.

Madeleine is such a wonderful person. We are so lucky to have chosen this hotel for our wedding reception and to have had the pleasure of meeting such a kind hearted, helpful person. She really played a big part in organising our day. Everything ran like clockwork on the day and this was really down to the care and attention to detail she gave to our special day. It was such a great day, that 2 months later we are still hearing very good comments on both the hotel and Madeleine.

We are so happy and pleased with The Rose Hotel that we decided to spend our first Valentines as husband and wife, back in the hotel to experience the fabulous romantic package they have to offer. We know we won’t be disappointed!!

We would like to give a special thanks to all the staff at The Rose Hotel, to Shona, who started us on our wedding journey with the hotel, and especially to Madeleine who made our special day a breeze!

All the best.

Celina and Ken Neville, Wedding Reception, 1st December 2018


Hi Madeleine, 

Would you believe today is the 1st day since Friday that my emotions have been stable enough to compose an email to you! Where do I begin?! 
Myself, Marc & all of our families have been blown away by our whole experience at the Rose last week. From the minute we walked in the door until we finally left on Monday, each of us (guest included) were treated with Royalty. The staff at the Rose are a credit to the establishment, they couldn't do enough for us and they had their hands full with our rowdy bunch. 
The staff took the time to get to know all of our family and friend by name & treated us like the hotel was our home for the weekend. Everyone was so relaxed which added to a fantastic atmosphere. Everything from the hotels cleanliness, presentation, food, service & facilities has been amazing. 
I have received so much positive feedback from everyone I have been speaking to. So many people have said it was the best wedding they have been to. I feel that the hotel need to take most of the credit for that. I am genuinely proud to say that we had our wedding in The Rose Hotel and it will be highly recommended by me and all of our families. Some of the guests are already planning their next trip to Kerry. 
Myself and Marc are on a massive comedown after the best few days of our life. I wish we could do it all again. We can't wait for our next trip home to come visit you all. 

Thank you again, Warmest Regards 

Marc & Aibhilín Caligari - Wedding Reception, 16th March 2018


We had our wedding reception at The Rose Hotel in November 17,  we wanted as little stress as possible for the big day and I have to say due to Madeleine and the team at The Rose Hotel, we got exactly what we wanted and more.  We had 2 meetings with the coordinators, initially to get package details, then to book and go through requests. Madeleine had already thought of everything and beyond and then some more. She was so personable, experienced and she took the load off us completely. The packages available were incredibly generous, surpassed anything else we checked out and I literally left everything in their hands. The hotel itself was beautiful from the lobby to the loos and reception room. So many of our guests made a point of letting us know they thought the venue was perfect, the size, the staff, the atmosphere, the food, the service etc. was just impeccable. 

Our day was thrilling and exciting and I feel I literally had nothing to do with it being the success it was. I can’t thank you all at The Rose enough. I must also mention the complimentary car was also a thrill in itself. Superb vehicle and a gent of a driver with the patience of a saint. He happily drove me to see some neighbours that unfortunately couldn’t make the day. Madeline and staff I think you have raised the bar for weddings in kerry. Our families had the best night and all felt so comfortable, welcomed and looked after.

Forever grateful, 

Angela, Tim, Erin & extended family❤, Wedding Reception, 17th November 2017


From our first visit to the Rose hotel Madeleine & all the staff involved in our wedding could not have been more helpful or friendly, we were overwhelmed at how helpful and understanding the staff were and how eager they were to lend a hand and provide impartial and invaluable advice whenever we needed it. Madeleine not only offered the highest professional  level of service but did so in a manner that had all involved beyond relaxed and at ease from day one. The day of the wedding was beyond our expectations and our guests were treated to amazing food in the most idyllic settings. We can only highly recommend The Rose Hotel for anyone planning their big day.

Mags & Tom Kenny, Wedding Reception, 6th October 2017


Hi Madeleine,

We had a great day last Friday on our wedding day. The food was fantastic, service was excellent, venue was great and everybody really enjoyed the day at The Rose Hotel.

Thanking you,  

Sheila Crean & Pat Nolan, Wedding Reception, Friday, 8th September, 2017


To all the staff at the Rose Hotel Tralee,

Just a quick message to say a huge thank you for all of the hospitality shown to us on our wedding day and indeed over the whole weekend. From the initial booking with Shona and Mark to the food tasting and the wedding day itself we could not have asked for better. The food and service was exceptional and was everything that we could ask for. Each and every member of the staff that we met during our wedding were so obliging and helpful. The atmosphere and ambience in the function room and throughout the hotel was a credit to the staff. All of our guests were really impressed with the hotel from the wedding event to the after party. Thanks a million to all in The Rose Hotel for a fabulous day ,night and weekend. What a Superb Hotel for a wedding.We look forward to staying in The Rose Hotel again in the Future.

All the best and best wishes for the new year,

Marian and Joe Duggan, (wedding Sat 10th December 2016 )


Hi Shona we would like to thank you and staff for a fabulous wedding day. Everything went to plan and we were delighted. Thank you for all ur hard work and attention to detail. All staff were great especially with the children. A lot of guests complimented on how well the kids were accommodated. 

We had an amazing day and are delighted that we chose The Rose Hotel.

Looking forward to returning for our 1st anniversary meal 😊

Thank you , 

Michelle and Jack Buckley, Wedding Reception 22nd July, 2016 


There are really no words that can truly capture how beyond thrilled we were with our entire experience at The Rose Hotel for our wedding in early June 2016. From the moment we first got in touch with Shona while away on business in the U.S. (six months before our wedding day!) everything went smoothly. Every member of staff we came in contact with during our visits, our wedding, and our stay at the hotel was warm, welcoming, and just genuinely good people. We have had nothing but rave reviews from our guests on the hotel itself, the food, and the entire experience - many who would definitely let us know if there were an issue on the day. Even if there was a problem, the hotel staff went out of their way to make sure that our guests felt at home and happy with their experience. The food was spectacular - even with our very specific dietary needs for the groom. Chef Ohdran went out of his way to make sure that we were beyond happy with what was being served - and we were! Shona organised everything exactly how we envisioned it to be; Anna and Mark made sure every desire we had was met before we realised it - right down to keeping our one year old Best Little Man happy during dinner (and breakfast the next morning)! I have traveled a bit and organised many events both in the U.S. and abroad and I have never had such a pleasurable hotel experience as we had on our wedding weekend. We couldn't get over how much it felt like we were simply part of the family at The Rose. We will definitely be back soon! 

Billy & Stephanie O'Sullivan, Wedding Reception, 11th June 2016


To Shona & all the Rose Hotel staff,

Thanks very much for a fantastic day on the 25th June 2016. Everything including: The drinks reception, the buffet (seconds were had by many), the service, the décor and all the help Sinead & I received in organising the wedding day itself was first class and everything done with a smile. We would easily recommend The Rose Hotel to any bride and groom looking for the ideal wedding venue.

Yours sincerely,

Terence & Sinead Crean, Wedding Reception 29th June, 2016



Dear Shona and Mark and all the staff at The Rose Hotel,

Dominic and I want to thank you all so much for everything  you did for us not only on our Wedding Day but for the entire twelve months leading up to the Big Day. Our Wedding Day was the best day of our lives, as was the entire weekend we spent with you at The Rose Hotel.

The pure luxury and decadence of the Hotel is outstanding, it exudes comfort and tranquillity and basks in the glow of its warm hospitality. We could not have picked a better location. We cannot praise Shona enough for all the work she put in to making our day the day it was. She is simply a pleasure to deal with, she always had time for a tea and chat, contactable whenever we wanted, and had some brilliant contributions and suggestions of her own which all helped make our day so memorable.  Mark was an absolute gent to deal with from the moment we met. He is a master at what he does and thanks to both Mark and Shona our wedding reception was flawless and will firmly remain etched in our hearts.

We also would like to commend the staff at The Rose Hotel who were superb. They looked after ourselves and our families and guests with complete ease. Each and every one was friendly and engaging and more than obliging. A number of our guests remarked on how blown away they were by the friendly nature of the staff.

The food on the day surpassed our greatest expectations. It was superb. When our guests were leaving they made particular reference to the meal and how amazing and delicious it was. Service at the meal was excellent. No delays, ran like clockwork and Anne was brilliant in overseeing all aspects of the service.

We cannot recommend The Rose Hotel enough. We were so sad leaving after the wedding so much so, that the minute we got home we booked a night away there again.  There is nothing I would change about my Wedding Day, no regrets….

Wishing The Rose Hotel and all its staff the very best for the future and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Warmest Regards,

Dominic and Siobhan Roche, Wedding Reception 30th April, 2016



To Shona and all the staff in Fels Point Hotel:

I would like to say a huge thank you to ye all on behalf of myself and Mark. From the minute that we decided to go with Fels Point for our wedding reception ye have been absolutely brilliant. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the wedding and are still raving about the hotel, the food and the staff ye were nothing but professional.

We would highly recommend the Fels Point Hotel for anyone planning a wedding or even just a weekend break. Shona was always on hand to listen to an queries or request that I had throughout the planning. The week of our wedding was so relaxed thanks to Shona, Mark and all the rest of the staff in Fels Point. We wanted to give our wedding a personal touch involving the two counties that we come from ( cork and kerry) any ideas and props that we had were not a problem everyone in the hotel literally took it out of our hands so there was no stress.

Fels point is a fabulous hotel with a homely touch making every one of our wedding guests feel welcome x

Sarah & Mark Foley, Wedding Reception, 5th February 2016



Hi Shona,
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did for our wedding reception. We have received so many compliments from our guests on how fantastic the meal was and how great a job the staff did in ensuring everyone had a wonderful day from start to finish. The staff couldn't have done more for us and were extremely helpful in the preparation process for our wedding day. There are no words that can express how grateful we our for the effort that the team at Fels Point Hotel put into making our special day as stress free as possible. We would highly recommend Fels Point Hotel as a wedding reception venue.

Mary Murphy


Hi Shona,

We began our search for a venue for our civil ceremony around Kerry in January 2015, we tried several hotels, all very good and all would have been lovely. The last hotel we tried was The Rose Hotel formerly Fels Point, which we had been in many times before for lunch and dinner , so we knew the layout and how friendly the staff were. We met with the manager Dennis and the wedding planner Shona at the hotel. From that point we knew that this was for us. Nothing was too much and they meant it.
The several meetings we had up to our day in august were very positive and we always left feeling excited and relaxed about how under control everything was. Also the communication was excellent, we were in constant email contact and all our questions were answered thoroughly and promptly.
The night before the wedding was when the hotel and staff really showed us what our weekend was going to be like, all our guests were looked after in the restaurant and bar by friendly and conscientious staff. Shona was there to help with setting up the suite for the ceremony late into the evening.
Our Civil ceremony at the Rose Hotel was nothing less than exceptional, We are so happy with how beautiful, intimate and fun our ceremony was, the room was picture perfect, the detail and layout was amazing, our guests were given a real treat during the drinks reception with great service and wonderful finger food, The staff were really 5 star and the fact that there was no driving to be done was a huge plus and everyone was completely relaxed.
Our suite for the meal was like a wonderland and the food was even better than we remembered at the tasting, everything came out piping hot and really perfect. We have been receiving many compliments on the entire day from start to finish from our guests who all enjoyed themselves. I just wish it hadn’t gone by so fast! Thank you for helping us create an amazing day and best of luck to you with future events!

Thanks again, Jim & Barbara Staunton, Wedding Reception, 21st August 2015

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