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Ballykealey House County Carlow is your perfect wedding location, built in the 19th century arising from the marriage proposal of John James Lecky to Sarah Lucia Smith. Built with love; today it offers a picturesque and enchanting location for future wedding couples looking for a unique venue to host their very special day.

Your Wedding Day

Nestled beneath the Blackstairs Mountains on mature parkland your photographer will have numerous vantage points in which to capture stunning and memorable images of your romantic day.

Built on gracious living of an elegant past today Ballykealey House combines that history with every modern convenience, enhanced with personal service and a conscientious team dedicated to making your day a special and memorable occasion.


Civil Ceremonies

With our stunning gardens you can decide to host your ceremony within one of the local churches or have a private civil ceremony in our gardens. Alternatively our Oak Room with original Tudor architecture and magnificent oak carved panels offers the perfect indoor setting.

Our Wedding Events Manager will take you through the options to suit your individual needs.

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Pre & Post Wedding Celebrations

A pre-wedding day party is a lovely way to ease into the big day ahead, simply enjoy the night with friends and family.

Post Wedding Day celebrations are perfect to share memories and simply relax following your special day. Ballykealey House offers the perfect intimate setting for a pre or post wedding party.

The lavish Oak Room is one possibility and it can be reserved privately upon request. Alternatively choose to dine al fresco on the gardens of Ballykealey House with a relaxed BBQ offering.


Wedding Packages

With careful thought and preparation our wedding menus have been designed by our Executive Head Chef to ensure you and your guests have an exquisite culinary experience.

Ingredients are locally sourced and our menus are prepared in line with the seasons to ensure we embrace what nature provides.

For smaller intimate gatherings the Oak Room offers the perfect setting, the finest room in the house it offers warmth and character derived from the Tudor period. Original features and the magnificent solid oak carved wall panels offer a unique and stately setting for your wedding meal.



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!


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