Ballinacurra House

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Kinsale Cork
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About Ballinacurra House



Ballinacurra House – Kinsale is a Luxury Exclusive use Georgian Manor house nestled in a picturesque 40 acre woodland estate.

Ballinacurra House was voted the Premier Exclusive use Estate and is perfect for both small intimate weddings and larger celebrations. We are not a hotel where you would be sharing the venue with anyone else – We are your own country estate and is only ever Strictly Private. If you are looking for something other than a “factory packaged wedding” We offer you the privacy and freedom to plan your day as you please.

Ballinacurra House located a five minute drive away from the “Ultimate wedding destination” of Kinsale a Medieval village with its famed harbour, forts and culinary reputation which contributes to the “destination wedding” atmosphere.

With over 25 years of experience, the owners Des and Lisa McGahan works attentively with you to manage your budget and lend their expertise to design a bespoke private wedding that is unique to your taste and style. Des and Lisa has also handpicked a contingency of personable staff whom includes your own personal chef, butler, in-house wedding co-ordinator and service staff

The manor house was built in the late 1700’s with its first recorded owner   John Swete Esquire the High Sheriff of Cork and was sold on to the Bleazby family in 1791 who rebuilt and extended the house and owned it till the 1950’s. John Danford was the owner for about 20 year who left the house to 3 nuns in his will that he befriended during his years working in Africa.

The property features magnificent south-facing walled gardens, an outdoor entertainment patio, Italian wood fired pizza oven, croquet lawn, playground, picnic lawn and a pond and stream that leads down into the woods to a small boat jetty on the Bandon river estuary. Every room in the house has been meticulously themed and offers 22 suites throughout the Main house, Cottage and Coach House.

 Our dining capacity is 150 using the conjoined Ballroom and Garden room for a formal sit down dinner. Smaller groups can avail of the Garden room that can seat up to 100 or the Ballroom up to 50 people

• Exclusive use of Private Estate. • Smart & Stylish - individually designed estate - with cool bedrooms and 40 acres of stunning grounds. • Three minutes from Kinsale - Ireland's Top Tourist Town - known as the Irish riviera. • Top class F&B - with award winning head chef David Rice. • Twenty minutes from Cork International Airport.

Facilities at Ballinacurra House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Ballinacurra House Location

Ballinacurra House, Kinsale, Cork

Kinsale Cork
353 214779040
10 5

Ballinacurra House Reviews (10)

WOW what an amazing venue!
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By Tony and Merle, on 06 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2017

If you’re considering Ballinacurra House for your wedding, think no more and get booking, you will not regret it! We cannot recommend Ballinacurra House enough. This is an amazing venue with awesome food and an outstanding team that will make your day more special than you could’ve dreamed. We met Des who made us feel that this was the right venue for us but we had no idea at that stage just how special the entire experience would be. We organised our wedding from abroad and Orela made planning our three days there very easy for us. From the moment we arrived on the Thursday, Orela, Elaine, James, Paul and the team made us feel at home for the entire weekend to the point where the team knew the names of all our guests and their relation to us, a beautiful touch that our guests are still talking about. The food throughout the weekend was second to none, from the canape’s to our four course wedding meal through to the late night pizzas and posh bacon butties - thank you chef David and his team. Nothing was too difficult for this team, who were attentive, accommodating, fun and effortlessly made our wedding day and in fact our entire weekend one that ourselves and our guests will never forget. You will not get this experience at any hotel or cookie cutter wedding venue – this is a unique and special place with awesome people. I cannot thank everyone at Ballinacurra House enough for exceeding all expectations and making what we thought would be really good, absolutely amazing! Tony and Merle – September 2017.

what an amazing venue
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By Gareth & Alan, on 02 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2017

We planned our wedding from Australia and knew we wanted to get married in Ireland. Having spent some time looking at the options available we came across Ballinacurra, what lucky find. from the first contact we have been nothing but impressed with Orela, Des and the rest of the team. They were amazing at making us feel like the only people having their wedding at the venue. this continued right through to us leaving the venue the day after our wedding, when we were shocked to find out there was another wedding the day after ours - we would never have guessed as the service and attention from the team at the house was 100% focused on making us have the best day we could possibly have. From the moment we arrived at the house we were all made to feel 100% welcome which helped everyone relax and feel 'at home' which continued throughout he whole wedding. We couldn't have asked for a better team supporting us and they made our plans come to life in the most incredible way which gave us a truely unique and memorable way. We can't thank them or praise them highly enough. theres isn't anything that we would say is a watch out, if you're going for a private, exclusive use venue, this is the one.

Kiera and Conor
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By Kiera and Conor, on 01 Sep 2015

Thank you for your help we had such a fantastic day on Friday. You guys made it so easy for us and were so accommodating, Declan was amazing on the day and Saturday please let him know we are so grateful for all his help. And all the staff were brilliant we even had a singing bartender on Saturday :)

Nikki and Damian
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By Nikki and Damian, on 01 Sep 2015

First of all I wanted to say how the House and Grounds we everything we had every hope for and we couldn't have asked for better . The setting was so beautiful and breathtaking every time one of our guest drove up the drive to the house seeing their faces and hearing their comments made very minute of the whole experience worth it. From the moment we arrived on the Friday July 3rd the welcome reception we received was outstanding from Declan & Elaine and Orela and all the staff they truly were second to none . It didn't matter what we asked it was never a problem and there was very little we had to ask for everything and every detail was in hand . The preparation that Orela had put in before made everything run so smoothly with no stress or fuss and for that we cannot thank you enough . Declan was beyond a gentleman and every single guest remarked at how helpful kind and truly great he was his attention to us was fantastic. Elaine is someone that every guest also is talking about every single morning she greeted every single guest by name with a smile it truly is a remarkable gift to remember everyone's name to make everyone feel so comfortable and welcomed. On behalf of myself and Damian we want to thank you so much for the most memorable magical wedding it was beyond our hopes and dreams and we want to thank from the bottom of our hearts for making it so special . I believe some of my family have written too which is so nice to hear . Thank you for everything.

Ciara and Cathals Wedding from Oonagh
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By Oonagh, on 01 Sep 2015

Just a quick note to say thank you to all involved with Ciara and Cathal's wedding especially Virginia, Elaine and Declan and all the bar staff. You were all amazing - so friendly and helpful. Nothing was a problem and everything went like clockwork. Thank you again.

Cathal and Ciara
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By Cathal and Ciara, on 01 Sep 2015

Hope you're well - getting into the next event after last week's madness no doubt. Just wanted to drop you another note now that we've had a chance to relax, recover from and reflect on last weekend. We truly had an amazing weekend and that was due in no small part to you and the team at Ballinacurra. Everything was just perfect - venue, food, staff and service, setup, accommodation, day 2 BBQ, (even weather) - absolutely top class. The amount of comments / compliments we've had from people since has been amazing. So, we just wanted to take the time to thank you again for everything that helped make last weekend so wonderful. You responsiveness and attention to detail were superb and so thanks for everything.

Clare and Marc
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By Clare and Marc, on 01 Sep 2015

A massive thank you to you and all the staff at Ballinacurra House for making our wedding on 8th August such a wonderful event. We enjoyed every minute and it was in large part due to our complete confidence in the Ballinacurra team. We immediately felt relaxed and at home didn't have a single worry the whole weekend. The food was just as good as everyone told us it would be - I am still dreaming about the pannacotta as is Marc about the crackling... thank you to the chef and team. We would happily recommend Ballinacurra House to others and are sure our guests will do the same!

Katie and Vincent
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By Katie and Vincent, on 01 Sep 2015

Vincent and I want to say the biggest of thank you's to everyone there for making our two days with you in February an experience we will remember forever and for giving us memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives. From the second we drove up to the front door and stepped out of the car, we felt so unbelievably special - all the stress of the days leading up to that Friday were forgotten at the gate and we were cocooned by an atmosphere of calm where we instantly knew we were in very, very safe hands. To be completely honest, I'm not sure that my words will ever convey just how wonderful you all made the big event. Things seemed to happen around us as if by magic - things that we hadn't even taken into consideration were just dealt with by invisible hands, suppliers came and went with little or no interaction with us, personal needs of guests were dealt with with such attention to detail and efficiency that it blew our minds. It's June, and our friends are STILL talking about the food, the guests are still blown away by the fact that they were all known on a first name basis, my whole family still smiles every time we talk about our two days, and it still brings a tear to my eye to think about how completely and utterly gutted I was to have to leave there on the Sunday. One of Vincent's friends said to him after the wedding "Well Vince, we all wondered how to pull off a wedding like that, and you just showed us all how it's done!" But we didn't really - it was all the staff at Ballinacurra.

Orla and Shane
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By Orla and Shane, on 01 Sep 2015

Thank you all so much for everything you did for our wedding. From the planning all the way up to everything over the weekend itself, everyone was so professional, helpful and so friendly. Declan was fantastic on the day, the dinner went so smoothly,everything was perfect. Guests staying at the house couldnt get over how Elaine remembered their names and all the different little things like helping my friend when he was sick and had to go the doctor on Sunday. The food was amazing, one guest said you could eat the beef with a desert spoon ;) All the way through from the canapes, wedding meal,pizzas and dinner the next day (the curry was so tasty!),everything was perfect! Last but not least, the venue itself is spectacular, really stunning interiors. Great memories were made there, thanks again for helping us have the best weekend ever!

Beautiful setting and excellent service
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By Rhys, on 12 Jun 2012

I was a guest at a recent wedding reception at Ballinacurra House. The venue has a cozy bar area, a stunning dining room and plenty of beautiful grounds to explore during the day. I stayed at The Coach House with friends and found the accommodation clean and tastefully decorated.

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