Ballykealey House – Wedding Venue of the Month

Introducing Ballykealey House, a beautiful unique venue to host your wedding celebration. The 19th century Manor House impresses with its stunning grounds and bright ballroom and hosts larger celebrations as intimate weddings.

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Tell us about your Ballykealey House?

A wedding present from a father to his only daughter. Rising majestically from lush, green parklands and approached by a long, winding driveway. Ballykealey House, having retained those unique architectural features and its beautiful interiors including intricate stucco work and fine marble fireplaces, is as elegant today as it was in the 1830s.

Ballykealey House is tucked away beneath the Blackstairs Mountains close to the picturesque village of Ballon, Co Carlow, in Ireland’s Ancient East. We’re just a 20-minute drive from Carlow town, 30-minutes from Kilkenny, and approximately an hour from Dublin.

We have many beautiful locations, both indoors and out, and we encourage our couples to make the most of the house and grounds when planning their day. With all these options, you can definitely put your own stamp on the day and our Wedding Manager Angela is on hand to help you maximize the potential of Ballykealey House. From an intimate gathering in the Oak Room to a larger celebration in the Ballroom we can offer different options to couples and tailor the day to suit what they are looking for.


Where is Ballykealey House located?

It is located in Ballon, Co Carlow.

What’s the capacity for weddings?

The capacity for weddings is 250.

Can you hold ceremonies?

Yes, we have a number of wonderful areas to have your ceremony in both indoor and outdoor.

Do you offer catering services?

Yes, our Executive Head Chef James Murray is on hand with his team for weddings and events. We praise ourselves for offering an exceptional dining experience.


How long has Ballykealey House been open?

Following full refurbishment and under new ownership, it is back open for nearly 2 years.

What should couples know before choosing their wedding venue?

It is important to go with what feels best for you and your partner when picking your venue.

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Does Ballykealey House support a certain wedding theme?

Whether it’s the classic country house vibe you’re looking for or something more bohemian, Ballykealey lends itself to different themes.

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Do you offer accommodation?

Yes, we have a mix of lodges and bedrooms in the main house, we can sleep up to 109 people. We also work with local accommodation providers and transport to ensure all weddings are covered.


What’s the best season to get married at Ballykealey House?

All seasons offer different backdrops. For winter lovers with the open fire, lighting to welcome guests, and the summer where the venue really springs to life with flowers and trees at their finest lush green lawns and trees. The garden is beautiful for drinks receptions and outdoor ceremonies with flowers blooming. Autumn is also beautiful with the venue being awash with leaves changing colours from red, browns, and oranges. Ballykealey lends itself beautifully to all seasons.

What’s the most memorable wedding you have hosted?

We have had many weddings all have something that makes them memorable, however, the past 18 months working with couples throughout the COVID pandemic is a memorable time for any venue or wedding planner and Ballykealey is no different. To help couples through the difficult situations with updates and restrictions changing overnight Angela was on hand to help and answer questions, to guide couples to reassure them. Whether they wanted to go ahead with a more intimate celebration or postpone to another date, the last 18 months were the most memorable here at Ballykealey.

Who is the best person to talk to to arrange a site inspection?

Angela Aughney is our wedding manager, with many years of experience she is great for advice and tips for couples. Her e-mail is

Where can we find you? ( Web-site, Instagram )


Instagram: @ballykealeyhouse

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