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Ballykealey Manor Hotel

Wedding venue


Co Carlow

Capacity Seated: 250

Contact Ballykealey Manor Hotel
Tel: +353 59 915 9288

Please mention when enquiring.

Ballykealey Manor Hotel

This pleasing country house hotel designed by Thomas A Cobden (designer of Carlow cathedral) was built in the 1830s and, with gothic arches and Tudor chimney stacks among its architectural oddities, it has plenty of character.

This wedding venues set in well maintained grounds and has been refurbished with considerable style by the present owners, Edward and Karen Egan, who have a very hands-on approach and work with wedding co-ordinator Mandy Murphy to guide couples through their plans.

Ballon church is nearby, and blessings can also be held at Ballykealey; the arrival is very welcoming, with a complimentary piper available and not only a complimentary glass of champagne for the bride and groom and tea or coffee for guests, but home-made biscuits and fruitcake too.

The hotel can also assist in arranging a limousine or other special transport, and a coach for guests if required; they do not take on the arrangements for guests wishing to stay on for a few days, but there is plenty to do in the area. The event is held in the dining room or a function room, depending on numbers and, unusually, all menus include a choice of a meat, fish and vegetarian main course - couples are offered a tasting night well ahead of the wedding.

Guest rooms include a romantic bridal suite and two other rooms with 4-poster beds, and all have a tone of understated luxury.

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 250

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Couple

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €1,000

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Distance (km): 16
Time Away: 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Distance (km): 113
Time Away: 1.5 hrs

Nearest International Ferry Port

Dun Laoghaire
Time Away: 1.5 hrs

Nearest Station

Distance (km): 16
Time Away: 20 mins


Distance (km): 113
Time Away: 1.5 hrs









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10 miles from Carlow on the N80

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