Castle Parties

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Castle Private Parties – Castle for Rent

Castle Private parties at Blackwater Castle are guaranteed to create lasting memories for all.  We have hosted all sorts of parties from wedding anniversaries to birthday parties, reunions to family gatherings.  The idea is simply that the Castle is reserved for you exclusively on a private hire basis so that you have exclusive use of all the suites (sleeping 23), all the reception rooms, along with the professional kitchen and fully equipped bar that you are invited to stock yourself (with our help if you wish).   Accordingly you have complete freedom to arrange the type of party that best suits the occasion and your pocket. Larger groups can also be accommodated as our Garden Apartments and Dormitories can sleep a further 47.

Castle Dining Room

Everything is possible at Blackwater Castle from intimate fine dining to casual barbecues and all services can be arranged from housekeeping to bar staff to babysitting.  When you select Blackwater Castle for your private party you can be sure that you will have a unique event in an exceptional location that was built for hospitality on a grand scale.  Patrick and Sheila will assist you every step of the way to ensure that all runs smoothly and that you, as the organiser, get to enjoy the party along with your guests.

Medieval Castle entertainment
You can arrange your own entertainment at your Castle private party.

But do not just take our word for it – a former Lord Deputy of Ireland Sir Henry Sidney stayed at Blackwater Castle (then Roche Castle) as a guest of Lord Roche in 1576 and had very positive things to say about his stay here – our more recent visitors have given us a highly coveted 5* rating on Tripadvisor and you can read their reviews here.

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The Lounge or Tea Room of Blackwater Castle with views of The Nautical Bar (which you can stock yourself). 

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Castle private bar
Pulling a pint in your own private bar is always great fun. This is the Nautical Bar of the Castle which nods in the direction of the naval tradition of the Scandinavian owners, the Nordstrom Family.

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Castle private hire dining room

The Old Coach House in the Castle Courtyard can seat 100 comfortably on the ground floor with a further 40-50 on the mezzanine level so can be used as the banqueting hall for larger groups with (below) the avenue leading to the Castle as viewed from the roof of the 15th century tower and a further image of the Castle by winter moonlight.