Exceptional Weddings at Ireland's Most Exclusive Private Venues
Described as Ireland's Ultimate Wedding Venue, the eclectic and utterly fabulous Ballinacurra House is a coastal gem in Ireland’s gourmet capital, Kinsale, Co Cork. This 18th Century luxury 'must-see' Manor House sits on 40 acres of breath-taking grounds and brings back old-world opulence and personal service in a cosmopolitan and totally private way.
As the property celebrates 17 years in business - Ballinacurra House, Kinsale were the pioneers of the bespoke private wedding concept – that now has become the “must do” trend for weddings with a difference. Their weddings focus on a more personalised approach – as couples now realise that ambience of exclusivity offers so much more – and the occasion is all about them – rather than just another wedding day.
Choosing Ballinacurra House for your wedding is a unique experience that impresses guest from the moment they arrive leaving them talking long after the celebrations have ended. It's is no wonder that Ireland's elite flock to this estate and couples from as far as Dubai, Australia & the US can’t get enough of this magical, West Cork gem.
A private house party wedding with enormous style and atmosphere and quite possibly the best location in Ireland – Kinsale – a superb smart town with a cool cosmopolitan vibe, 65 bars and restaurants, 20 mins from the airport and often referred to as the Irish Riviera.
The house itself exudes country charm but with a cosmopolitan twist and every nook and cranny themed to reflect the travels of the owners. Indoors, each room in the house has been meticulously themed offering 22 suites throughout the Main House, Cottage and Coach House as well as various lounge and entertainment rooms.
Some uniuqe features at Ballinacurra, the Cuban Cocktail Lounge and the exclusive Motown inspired Bubbly Bar and accompanying Champagne Garden on the front lawn are an added bonus for weddings where you can enjoy a tipple after taking stunning photographs with your bridal party by the waterside – giving your day a truly exotic destination feel. But what impresses guest the most is the amazing food - it is the ultimate foodie choice for weddings!
It has attracted a stellar list of international clients and over the past year has hosted the Heads of State, CEOs of World Aerospace and the top executives from Fashion Avenue New York, King of Pop Michael Jackson. Even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tried to book their honeymoon at the estate but were rebuffed as the venue was already booked!
When you book Ballinacurra, you are getting your own country estate for the duration of your celebration, where friends and families can celebrate with you in the most gracious of surroundings. This exclusive-use estate offers all of the luxuries you would expect in any five-star setting complete with the following features;
- Private Jetty overlooking the Bandon River
- an outdoor entertainment patio featuring outdoor BBQ kitchen
- Italian Pizza ovens
- croquet lawn
- playground for children
- private stream and pond
- Cuban cocktail lounge & cigar bar
- VIP Champagne Lounge – The Bubbly Bar
- Champagne Garden on the Lawn
- 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 Private Gourmet Chefs led by David Rice.
- Twenty minutes from Cork International Airport.
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An exceptional venue!
All the staff are so attentive and professional and made us feel at home from the beginning. From day one Orela helped us every step of the way. Nothing was a problem and she was always on hand to offer some advice and guidance. She made our lives so stress -free and as a result we enjoyed every second of the day. We trusted her implicitly and she didn’t disappoint! Her attention to detail is second to none.
There was huge transparency when it came to the budget which meant no surprises at checkout. The day was tailormade to suit our budget and tweaked to our needs.
The food is exceptional, what you would expect of a fine dining restaurant. We had been to a tasting day beforehand so lots of attention went into choosing the menu with advice available from the head chef David. We decided to go for the four-course tasting menu which was delicious! All our guests with dietary requirements were well catered for. We decided to go for midnight pizzas and they went down a treat. The Cuban cocktail bar was a huge hit and the bar staff were fantastic. James is super, such a pleasure to deal with. Our families and friends were hugely complimentary on the whole day which was fantastic to hear.
We would definitely recommend Ballinacurra House for your wedding or any special occasion. It’s a hidden gem!
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Best day possible
When planning a venue, like anywhere else, you have to be careful with your budget, and, because Ballinacurra House offers so much extra, you have to be very careful with your spending. Like most venues, there are hidden costs and it is very important that if you would like to do something, fully explore all pricing.
4 months on from our wedding and I would safely say, if I was to do it all over again, I would change nothing and I would choose Ballinacurra House every time.
The venue is absolutely stunning and we loved the fact that it is an exclusive hire venue. If you want to hold the ceremony at the venue there are lots of beautiful location options both indoors and outdoors. The food was delicious, service staff were great and the on site accommodation is amazingly unique. I would thoroughly recommend this venue to any couple planning a wedding in Ireland.
WOW what an amazing venue!
Tony and Merle – September 2017.
what an amazing venue
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
Nikki and Damian
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
Thank you again.
Cathal and Ciara
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
We would happily recommend Ballinacurra House to others and are sure our guests will do the same!
Katie and Vincent
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
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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