What Shannon & Ciaran Hughes Say

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Shannon & Ciaran Hughes

What Shannon & Ciaran Hughes Say

Hi Angela,

I’m so sorry we are only getting around to this now, still on cloud nine but it wouldn’t be the feeling it is without all the work and help of the amazing team at Ballykealey house.

From the very start of our journey from viewing Ballykealey back in January 2022 all the way through to the special day itself on the 23/09/2023 we have had nothing but amazing experiences, interactions and memories.

We can’t compliment the staff enough. From of course yourself Angela, you’ve been so accommodating, patient and reassuring. Luke is incredibly patient dealing with all of our room queries so much so that everytime Ciaran rang without saying who it was Luke knew it was Ciaran on the other end of the phone 😂. Alison has always been such a comfort and calming presence, and especially ensuring the day ran so well and making sure we got the ceremony of our dreams- what a woman. Alan & Janice between breakfast service and dinner service it was all incredibly superb. Never a fault to be found so incredibly professional, and both of them following us and helping with my dress train and holding umbrellas and our Prosecco- so so kind! Wesley also kept me at ease at all times, let me know everything in detail when needed and made me feel so comfortable in Ballykealey. Bruno was amazing especially during our dinner service his welcoming smile was always loved! Gavin behind the bar was also always so kind, even with the drunk dub group we had.. he attended to everyone to well and promptly just as Bruno did too!

All of the above and of course the staff we didn’t catch the names of- the food..wow…never in our lives have we had such amazing food. Everything was absolutely superb everyone constantly complimented every meal, between breakfast , reception food, banquet dinner, late night bites, and bbq food. Everything was stunning, we were all rolled home with very full happy belly’s.

The behind the scenes staff- those who set up our ceremony, the garden keepers of the grounds, the accomodation staff for the impeccable cleanliness of the entire house and each and every room. The service staff and for everyone else who is involved in the running of the house, everyone helped our day be as special as can be and truly all the dreams I had as a little girl have come true and more. I can’t put into enough words how thankful we are but also sad it’s all over.

We guarantee you we will be back visiting ( unfortunately for you guys 😂) , we adore it at Ballykealey and certainly all of our guests did. We’ve been told numerous times it was the best wedding ever and that is with thanks to all the brilliant Ballykealey staff.

Unfortunately it is a goodbye, but we’ll never forget Ballykealey, the staff and the memories we have there. And of course we will be back soon.

Please pass on all of our thanks 🤍

I have some beautiful photos to share of your beautiful grounds and feel free to use for anything you feel is appropriate!

THANK YOU , from the bottom of our hearts, you Angela and all the staff are amazing at what you do!

Many thanks,
Shannon & Ciaran Hughes

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