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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.

Exclusive use of the venue is available for couples would like the venue to themselves, but this is not a requirement to host your wedding in Ballykealey House.

We welcome you and your guests to your drinks reception in the manor house or weather permitting in one of our outdoor locations.

We can hold up to 250 people in our ballroom suite. For smaller wedding celebrations we have the magnificent Oak Room with original Tudor architecture and magnificent oak carved panels and Cobden Suite both offer something different depending on your numbers.

The manor house has 12 individually appointed rooms and 14 self-catering lodges, providing accommodation for 95 guests onsite, we also work closely with local accommodation transport suppliers all within 15 minutes of Ballykealey House to ensure all your guests are looked after.

Ballykealey provides the perfect backdrop and diversity in every season for wonderful photographs that you will have forever.

Situated just outside the picturesque village of Ballon, Co Carlow just one hour south of Dublin, getting married in the house or in the local church or indeed in Dublin and travelling down after the ceremony, are all viable options.

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The Venue At Ballykealey House 


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!