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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 there are 15 self-catering lodges adjacent to the manor, providing accommodation for up to 105 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.



Hi Angela,

Hope you are well. Myself and paddy just wanted to pass on our thanks for everything over the weekend. We had the most amazing day on Saturday and we cannot thank you enough, it surpassed all expectations. From the get go you were a mind of information and nothing was ever an issue. You kept us both calm in the run up to the big day despite the turmoil of covid and your experience really made our day the best ever.

Our friends and family could not get over the standard of the food and the service on the day. Massive thank you to the chef, kitchen staff and servers they were all amazing and so so efficient.

Finally a massive thank you to Luke and all the staff who looked after us both mornings. We were very well minded and everyone just had the best weekend.

We cannot wait to come visit again. Thank you all so so much, Ballykealey really is an amazing venue. We were so lucky to have found it.

Thanks again,

Laura & Paddy 

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Weddings at Ballykealey House