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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.

The Venue

Ballykealey House is your perfect location to celebrate your wedding day. Built in the 19th century arising from the marriage proposal of John James Lecky to Sarah Lucia Smith. Built with love; today offers a picturesque and enchanting venue for couples seeking a unique venue to host their wedding.


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From the Barnyard to the lawn we have several perfect settings for ceremonies onsite at Ballykealey House, alternately if you want to get married in one of the many local churches we have a list at hand. Our wedding manager Angela is on hand to pick the location that you’ve always dreamt.



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Pre & Post Wedding Celebrations

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

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.

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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.



Hi Angela,

Keith and I are just about coming back to the real world after what has been a whirlwind of a couple of days.

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


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