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Civil Ceremonies

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.

Outdoor options

If it is an outdoor ceremony you have been dreaming of, we have a number beautiful outdoor options available, our stunning lawn, newly opened barn area or if you would like your guests around you we have our fountain available.

Angela will help you pick you pick your perfect setting, advise you on choosing a solemniser, registrar or celebrant and give you details of the local churches.

Ballykealey has been inspected and approved by the district registrar as civil ceremony venue however each couple must apply individually for their own license. Details how to apply for a civil marriage can be found on the Citizens Information website.

Indoor options

In our elegant manor house, we have two options depending on your number numbers, we have our stunning Oak room with original Tudor architecture or our ballroom suite with views of the stunning woodland in the foreground

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Civil Ceremonies at Ballykealey House

Testimonial

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!