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Michelle & Keith Wedding

I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the team in Ballykealey (but namely Alison, Luke and Cliona) for making our day so incredibly special, for pulling out all the stops and making us feel on top of the world. We loved every second of it and we are so grateful to you all.

Our guests have raved about the place, and the wedding. The food, the accommodation and of course the ceremony set up. So many have said it was the nicest wedding they have ever been to and although it makes me emotional to think it and very proud, it is down to you and the incredible amount of work you put into each individual wedding.

Thank you from Keith and I for creating a day we will treasure forever.

Best wishes,

Michelle & Keith xx

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Stephen & Barbara's Wedding

From the moment we viewed Ballykealey we had an instant warm, cozy feeling and we knew immediately that we wanted to have our wedding reception here.   We got married 14th of December 2020 COVID WEDDING. We were worried about guests feeling safe and would we be able to give them a day to remember.

Well look no further Ballykealey ticks all the boxes. We had 25 guests and had the most magical and intimate day. The food is amazing, the staff are unbelievable, the house is decorated beautifully and the smell of the burning log fires are just gorgeous. On top of it all our guests could not believe the stunning grounds that surround  the house.

Having the house to ourselves on our wedding day made it feel special too. Angela the wedding coordinator was incredible to work with and she couldn’t have done enough for us. No request was too big or small. On the lead up to our wedding day we couldn’t have been more reassured or relaxed as everything was taken care of.  A fantastic experience amongst all our wedding guests. The biggest thank you to Angela, Ian and all the staff at Ballykealey. We’re looking forwards to visiting Ballykealey again and reliving our wonderful memories from our wedding day.

Stephen and Barbara.

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William & Alma Kent's Small Wedding

William and I had “the best day ever” here at Ballykealey House on Thursday 3rd of December 2020.

Staff were really welcoming, friendly and accommodating just to name a few especially Angela for being so patient and always eager to please us, Ian, Luke and Mary.

We loved the layout of the Oak Room it created a very intimate reception for a small wedding.

We fell for Ballykealey House on our first viewing and have been back since for afternoon tea.

The place is very picturesque, and we love our wedding photos taken around the grounds by “Gibbons photography”

We would like to thank you all for making our day so special and memorable.

William and Alma Kent 

Organising our wedding at short notice

Angela and the team at Ballykealey House were so helpful during the build up to our wedding. With extremely short notice to organise and plan our wedding due to the covid restrictions, they could not have done any more for us.

They were so accommodating and really made us feel at ease when making all the final arrangements. From the moment we pulled into the entrance of the grounds of the hotel, we were blown away by how beautiful the house and gardens were. All of our family and friends were so impressed with the venue and the food.  It was perfect place to celebrate our wedding.


Emma & Cathal 


Our day wedding was fantastic

We would like to thank you all so much especially to Ian and Angela for a great experience over the past few years of planning our wedding, even more so the past few months which saw our wedding changed 3 times and each time the team at Ballykealey were there to help us get through the planning. The day was fantastic, and Mary and I couldn’t be happier not one thing could be faulted, the amazing staff that went beyond themselves, the amazing venue and beautiful food really added to such a special occasion.

The work carried out renovating the house has been beyond expectation and all our guests couldn’t believe how beautiful the house is, it really is a hidden gem. My wife and I can’t wait to return in the near future as one day just simply isn’t enough to spend here.

Thank you all so much.

Glenn & Mary Sweeney

Hope you are well. Thank you so much for all your help over the past few weeks to get our wedding ready with such short notice. It’s been an absolute roller-coaster the last while and Cathal and I were absolutely so thrilled to have had our wedding in Ballykealey.

All our family and friends were so impressed with the venue and felt it was perfect place to celebrate our wedding.  Cathal and I look forward to revisiting and staying again.

Thank you so much again,

Emma and Cathal 

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Having looked around at other venues we knew quite quickly that Ballykealey was the perfect fit for us. We were their first wedding since reopening under new management and from the very beginning we were met with professionalism, enthusiasm and a genuine interest in making sure our big day was as we wanted it to be. Angela, the Wedding and Events Manager was super easy to deal with and her wealth of experience really shone through.

Our wedding day went even better than we could have ever imagined! Being able to put our trust in Angela and her team meant that we could relax and enjoy the time with our guests knowing everything was being taken care of. The fantastic staff, the amazing food, the stunning grounds and ballroom, all made our wedding so special for both of us and our guests. We can’t thank Balleykealey management and staff enough for making the day everything we wanted it to be and more!

John and Claire

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We’ve just been married at Ballykealey house and I honestly cannot recommend it enough! I choose to get ready in one of their lodges on site the morning which was so handy to have it available!

I honestly cannot say enough about the staff and in particular Angela the wedding coordinator, she was always on hand and never not at the other end of the phone.. my wedding was so stress free and I really think that was at the hands of Angela!

The house itself is absolutely fabulous and my photographs are going to be amazing, all of our guests commented on it and it really just felt exclusive to us for the day! So cosy & welcoming!

The food, what can I say, just divine.. the chef, James is so lovely and so so good at his job, the service and presentation was second to none.. I still have people phoning me and telling me how much they enjoyed their meal, which was served quickly and efficiently with no delays and plenty of extra portions for everyone!

We partied the night away and had the best weekend of our lives in Ballykealey House!

I wouldn’t change a thing..

Thanks so much to all the staff at Ballykealey, your hospitality and care was so much appreciated, you made us feel like a king & queen and our guests enjoyed our day just as much as we did!

You will be coming so highly recommended by myself and my new husband aswell as all of our friends and family!

Thank You again,

Patrick & Valerie Hennessy

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We recently celebrated our wedding with a very small and intimate party of close family at Ballykealey House, and it was just exceptional.  We had a fantastic 4 course banquet in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of the Oak dining room, with excellent service and attention to detail. All of our guests stayed in the hotel, and absolutely loved the rooms.

The next morning we all had a family breakfast, again with delicious food. The atmosphere was so relaxed and everyone felt so well taken care of by all the wonderful staff from planning with Angela, the Maitre D, all the way through to checking out with Luke and Ian. The perfect setting.

Emma & Peter