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Savemyday Wedding Awards 2022 - Winners

The SaveMyDay.ie awards 2022 showcase the best Irish wedding venues and special places and spaces available for hire for wedding receptions, parties and ceremonies ranging from intimate to larger weddings across a number of awards categories. These awards recognise the top venues in Ireland for their excellence, high quality and unique offerings that make those special days truly special.

We were delighted to pick up the Judges Choice Award in Ballykealey House.

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Wild Flower Weddings

Wildflower Weddings is a flower farm and artisan floral design studio. They create wildly romantic floral designs for Weddings and Events across the south-east of Ireland and beyond. We work with nature to produce sustainably grown flowers and provide natural style arrangements which reflect the Irish landscape and seasonal shifts.

They will combine any colour palette and ideas you have for your flowers with our floristry knowledge and experience to create the perfect backdrop for your special day. Only seasonal flowers are included in the arrangements to create wild and organic style designs filled with natural textures, shapes, colours and scents.  If you are looking for freshly gathered garden flowers for any occasion,

Check out their website: https://wildflowerweddings.ie/

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THE BARNYARD

The Barnyard

Newly launched our fabulous barnyard, which was part of the original Lecky farmhouse,

Separate to the main house and in its own private walls the Barnyard is a wonderful location for for your ceremony, drinks reception or your next-day celebration or a BBQ event

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Award Ballykealey House 2022

Best Boutique Wedding Venue

RSVP Magazine is recognising excellence in the industry, as the wedding season
returns in full swing after a tough two years and we are thrilled to be announced as the winner of the Best Boutique Wedding Venue 2022, having emerged from a very extensive and competitive list.

A huge thank you to the judges leading Irish influencer Lauren Arthurs, beauty expert Mark Rogers and RSVP Wedding Editor Kayla Walsh.

To book a viewing contact our wedding team who would be delighted to show you around,

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Ice Cream

Introducing our new vintage ice cream style bike is a memorable addition to your day whether its for your arrivals or next day event. Just imagine the amazing photo’s you’ll get!

Ice cream is a must at any wedding and it is now included in most our packages for arrivals but is also available for hire for next day event!! Who can resist the delicious sight of ice cream winter or summer.

We  offer luxury dairy ice cream served in your choice from traditional vanilla to rum and raisin or maybe both!!

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THE BARNYARD

The Barnyard

Newly launched our fabulous barnyard, which was part of the original Lecky farmhouse,

Separate to the main house and in its own private walls the Barnyard is a wonderful location for for your ceremony, drinks reception or your next-day celebration or a BBQ event

Read more

Snowdrop Gala

11th Annual Gala, Saturday 4th February, 2023

SPEAKERS

Speakers for the Gala 2023 are Troy Scott Smith of Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Iris Ney (Germany) author, designer and garden tour operator.

Also on the Friday night Sharron White will speak “My Father Cliff Curtis, his Snowdrop passion – Plants and Collectables”.

Tickets €100 – includes morning teas and afternoon tea, lunch, lectures and bulb and plant sales at Altamont Gardens.

Robert Miller on 087-9822135. For further information contact Hester Forde 086-8654972

good food Ireland

Members of Good Food Ireland

Ballykealey House are proud members of Good Food Ireland, we are delighted to have met the standards required to become a member. The distinctive Good Food Ireland® brand signals a safe and rewarding Irish ingredient-led experience for every visitor, every time. They believe Irish cuisine is driven by our local ingredients and seasonal variations no matter what the desired style of cooking.

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Irish Wedding Diary Photoshoot

We were thrilled to be chosen as the location for The Irish Wedding Diary’s summer photoshoot.

Featuring dresses from Hillary Morgan, photography by Thomas Sunderland and the hair and make up by the Beauty Chalet.

The shoot shows off some of the wonderful locations at Ballykealey house to capture those special moments.

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