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Want to spend your wedding day in the exclusive surrounds of a manor house? This venue needs to be on your radar

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By Sarah Gill
24th Feb 2023
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Want to spend your wedding day in the exclusive surrounds of a manor house? This venue needs to be on your radar

What bride or groom-to-be doesn’t want their wedding to be set against the backdrop of a literal fairytale?

Whether you’re newly engaged and are just beginning to browse potential settings, or you’ve got a date in mind and want to secure your venue, this location just outside the picturesque village of Ballon, Co Carlow offers everything from exclusive manor house receptions and intimate outdoor ceremonies to barnyard bookings and incredible second-day events.

Built in the 19th century arising from the marriage proposal of John James Lecky to Sarah Lucia Smith, Ballykealey House was forged out of love all those years ago, and continues that same legacy of providing a picturesque and enchanting setting for couples seeking a unique venue to host their wedding to this day.

From smaller celebrations to parties of up to 275 people, Ballykealey House will accommodate you, your other half, and all your nearest and dearest. Keenly aware that each wedding they cater to is a uniquely special day to the happy couple, the manor house has 12 individually appointed rooms, and there are 15 self-catering lodges.

Ballykealey House

Providing accommodation for up to 105 guests onsite, Ballykealey House work closely with local accommodation transport suppliers to ensure all your guests are looked after.

Situated just outside the picturesque village of Ballon, Co Carlow — just one hour south of Dublin — whether you’re getting married in the house or local church, or travelling down after the ceremony, Ballykealey provides the perfect backdrop and diversity in every season for wonderful photographs to be cherished forever.

So, if you’re interested in saving the date at Ballykealey House, here’s a snapshot of what their four wedding packages consist of…

Penny Lecky

Ideal for smaller parties, this package includes a welcome carpet and prosecco for the wedding party, a glass of prosecco on arrival for all guests, and tea and coffee served with mini scones, jam, and cream.

The wedding banquet is made up of a four-course meal, a half bottle of house wine per guest, candelabras on all tables, and personalised table plans and menus. The evening reception includes cocktail sausages, homemade sandwiches, and tea and coffee.

Complimentary items include a tasting menu for the wedding couple, and your own dedicated wedding co-ordinator providing their full support to guide, help and advise you on all aspects of your wedding.

Thomas Cobden

This package includes a welcome carpet and prosecco for the wedding party, a glass of prosecco on arrival for all your guests, pink lemonade and ice cream served from the Ballykealey bicycle or hot chocolate station, and tea and coffee served with mini scones, jam and cream.

The banquet is also four-course and includes a half bottle of house wine per guest, along with a mix of rustic centrepieces and candelabras on all tables and personalised table plans and menus.

The evening reception is made up of two options from their evening food menu with tea and coffee, and there will be a complimentary wedding menu and wine tasting for the wedding couple, along with their own dedicated wedding coordinator, and a luxurious honeymoon suite.

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Sarah Lucia

A summer wedding favourite, this package includes a welcome carpet and prosecco for the wedding party, pink lemonade and drinks on arrival for all guests – anything from a signature cocktail to a dedicated gin station. The welcome reception will also feature a chef’s selection of five canapés, and ice cream served from the Ballykealey bicycle or hot chocolate station, along with tea and coffee served with mini scones, jam and cream.

The wedding banquet will be five courses, and include a half bottle of house wine per guest, a mix of rustic table centrepieces and candelabras, and personalised table plans and menus. The evening reception includes three options with tea and coffee. This package also includes wedding menus and wine tasting for the wedding couple, a dedicated wedding coordinator, and a luxurious honeymoon suite.

John Rupert

This package includes a welcome carpet and prosecco for the wedding party, pink lemonade and drinks on arrival for all guests – anything from craft beers and a gin station to Baileys coffee and signature cocktails. There’ll also be a sweet and savoury grazing table, and a selection of ice cream served from the Ballykealey bicycle or hot chocolate station served with tea and coffee.

The five-course wedding banquet is complete with a choice of starter, soup or sorbet, and a choice of main course, dessert, tea or coffee. Each guest will get a half bottle of house wine, and there’ll be a mixture of rustic table centrepieces and candelabras, a personalised table plan and menus, and a prosecco toast.

The evening reception includes two options, and either a nacho station, a cheese station, or a crisp station with tea and coffee. This package also includes wedding menus and wine tasting for the wedding couple, a dedicated wedding coordinator, a luxurious honeymoon suite, and two complimentary bedrooms

To find out more about Ballykealey House and their exclusive wedding packages, visit their website today.