Your dream country house in the heart of rural East Cork…
Ballymaloe House creates a magical setting for your wedding day. Not only will you find a stunning location surrounded by lush countryside, but a team that will take care of every detail to ensure your wedding memories will last a lifetime. Your day is in good hands as Lyndsay Greer, the wedding co-ordinator at this picturesque wedding venue has been in the industry for 15 years. She’s there to help every couple enjoy the process of creating an unforgettable wedding day from start to finish. Learn more about Lyndsay’s love for wedding and what makes Ballymaloe House a dream venue below…
“I never set out in the beginning to be a wedding co-ordinator, it just kind of happened over my years at Ballymaloe. I’ve been here 13 years and have been involved in weddings for 10 of those years.”
“Being there on the day and seeing couples hard work and time turn into such a beautiful day. You are with them from the start and each step along way, so to see them married and continue seeing them enjoy all there ‘Firsts’ as a married couple… greeting their guests, dinner, cutting their wedding cake and their first dance.”
Weddings at Ballymaloe House
“Ballymaloe House is the perfect location for a dream wedding day. This long-established Irish country house hotel set in rural East Cork, is the most romantic venue a bride and groom could wish for. Our hospitality team at this famous family hotel are always happy to help with every aspect of a couple’s special day if their chosen date is available. From the carefully written Ballymaloe menu and wine list for the occasion, to florists, music and the wedding cake and everything or anything else to ensure a memorable wedding celebration.
Situated in lush countryside less than 10 minutes from the stunning Ballycotton cliffs (great photo opportunity – lovely church there too) and only 30 minutes from Cork city and airport. Ballymaloe House can cater for exclusive small, intimate weddings giving couples the intimacy and privacy to enjoy their special day in one of our smaller dining rooms, or subject to availability, make the whole house your home for the celebrations and invite 120 to dine in the various house dining rooms. For larger wedding parties, or if couples would prefer all their guests in one room, the recently renovated Ballymaloe Grainstore can cater for up to 250 wedding guests in a spacious, comfortable and unique wedding venue on the grounds of Ballymaloe House. For alternative, more rustic events for up to 500 guests, there is our famous Big Shed.
Ballymaloe House is a popular wedding venue for couples worldwide looking for a magical venue in which to celebrate their special day in Ireland. The charm and individuality of both Ballymaloe House and Ballymaloe Grainstore offer couples a traditional Irish wedding whilst enjoying the luxuries of a modern wedding venue. Ballymaloe House holds a civil license and civil ceremonies or marriage blessings can also be arranged at the house.
All-inclusive wedding packages ensure that organising your wedding day at Ballymaloe House is an easy, enjoyable and relaxing experience. I believe the wedding planning should be as enjoyable as the special day itself.”
A Word of Advice
“My advice is enjoy the planning and the build-up too (not just the day). Include your parents and invest in a good photographer, taking time selecting one, as you will treasure your photos for years to come.”
“All of our Weddings are memorable as we are so unique, no two Wedding are the same.”
“Bespoke drinks stations i.e Gin Bars, His & Her Cocktails, Long Floor Length Table runners and greenery as opposed to flowers and napkin details such as ribbons or small flower or herb detail. Bride and groom entrance to the venue… more dramatic the better.”
I couldn’t say I have a favourite or not, every aspect of a wedding is unique to the couple and special to them. What is for one person may not work for the other, I’m always excited to see something new or go back to a more traditional style.
The Strange or Unique
Nowadays nothing is strange, every time something new comes in all I think is.. “that be trending soon”.