Myself and my husband got married in Ballykealey last month. I could not praise Ballykealey highly enough - especially Michael and Tina!! From the organising stages to the day we left, they were an absolute pleasure and nothing was too much trouble. We organised the full wedding from England, mostly over email, and they were so understanding and helpful.
We arrived at Ballykealey the night before our wedding, and it really did feel like a welcoming home from home as soon as we arrived. We had a beautiful family meal in the Oak room - despite being 2 hours late due to me injuring myself! Michael & team were totally understanding and took it in their stride.
The day of the wedding went great. Ballykealey really is a lovely hotel to wander around, and it was an added bonus that the lodges were so close. It meant that friends and family could wander around, chat and generally made for a lovely atmosphere. Also, the bridal suite was absolutely lovely to get ready in. There was plenty of room for the beautician and hairdresser to set up, and for all of the girls to get ready there :-) Not to mention, that its a gorgeous setting for the photographer to capture the 'getting ready' photographs.
After the ceremony, we arrived back to the hotel to a wonderful reception. The piper was briliant! The bellinis flowed, and the canapes were yummy (and much appreciated by all). The fires and candles were lighting in the reception rooms and it really was very cosy. We had our photos taken in the beautiful gardens at Ballykealey, which meant we missed out on hardly any of the fun with our guests!
We had over 200 guests, and the dinner was outstanding. Piping hot, served very efficiently and impeccible quality! We received so many compliments from our happy guests.
All in all we had a fabulous weekend at Ballykealey! From start to finish, we felt the staff really cared about making our wedding as perfect as it could possible be.
Thank you Michael, Tina and team :-)
- Also Known As:
- Ballykealey Country Hotel
- Ballykealey Manor Hotel Ballon, Ireland - County Carlow