What is a Sol y Sombra Wedding Really Like?

What is a Sol y Sombra Wedding Really Like?

We often get asked, "what are Sol y Sombra weddings like?" Well we would like to share some of the golden ingredients with you....


The #1 question asked is how many people does Sol y Sombra hold?

The answer depends on the style of wedding you would like to have:

  • For seated meals (traditional dinner or tapas menu) we can cater for 125 guests including utilizing our mezzanine area. For seating in the main naive only we can accommodate 100 guests
  • Informal wedding parties our capacity is 180-200 guests 

Types of Receptions

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Traditional Seated Dinner Receptions

We offer traditional Irish banquet style dining to multi-course, family-style tapas tasting dinners. No matter what your vision is for your wedding reception meal is, our chefs are up to the challenge.  

Informal Wedding Parties

Guests get to enjoy a ‘big party’ alternative wedding experience which focuses on fun rather than formality while covering all the bases from drinks reception to food, speeches, cake and of course music and dancing. 


Constructed in 1816, St James Church the site of Sol y Sombra, held wedding ceremonies long before it hosted guests for dinner, drinks, music and dancing. Sol y Somba is now a fully registered venue for civil marriages, civil partnerships, humanist and spiritual ceremonies. By offering a location for your ceremony and reception, Killorglin is the base for the day and night.

Drinks Reception

Whether you have tied the knot in Sol y Sombra or one of the many alternative ceremony locations in the area, its then time for your drinks reception. Killorglin boasts many great locations for you to enjoy a tipple as newlyweds. We recommend Nick's RestaurantKingstons Pub, and the historic Bianconi Inn  while Falvey's Bar is another great venue for smaller gatherings.


Where to find our Rates & Packages

Click here to view our range of wedding rates & packages. These packages are very flexible and we are happy for couples to pick & choose different elements to ensure they have the perfect package and day they always dreamed of. If you would like to see more images of Sol y Sombra Weddings click here or if you would like to read more about Real Sol y Sombra Weddings click here

For more information on Weddings in Sol y Sombra contact:

Cliodhna Foley - Wedding Manager - Tel: 087690 2896
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Katie Graham - Wedding Coordinator - Tel: 087 066 0698
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