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On since 2021

Last update: October 2023


Ballyvolane House is a magical setting for your wedding. Nestled deep in the beautiful north Cork countryside, Ballyvolane House has been in the Green family for generations so you and your guests can enjoy a slice of home-from-home ancestral chic. Originally builts in 1728, the house was remodelled in Victorian times to give it a more Italianate style; it's filled with family heirlooms, portraits and antiques. The house is stylish, homely, has heaps of character and is more "house party" than hotel.

On arrival, guest enter though the front door into the striking pillared hall with it's hand-stencilled doors. The large drawing room at the rear overlooks vast terraced lawns where fan-tailed doves flutter. The drawing room can be used for the drinks reception or Civil Marriage Ceremonies. The formal gardens to the rear also provide the perfect setting for the drinks reception. Ballyvolane House has over 80 acres of manicured gardens, mature woodland, lakes and parkland to get lost in. Blessings and ceremonies in the woods, gardens or by the lakes will ensure a stunning backdrop wherever you decide to have it. The meal itself would be held in the vintage-style marquee in the gardens (max. capacity 140 guests). Barefoot or ballgowns, we are happy to accommodate all kinds of weddings.

Please click on this link to see a video of a recent wedding at Ballyvolane House. It captures the fun spirit of Ballyvolane House weddings perfectly:

Please click the following link to see a blog by 100 Layer Cake of the same wedding:

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Your hosts Justin and Jenny are experienced hoteliers having gained international management experience in some of the best hotels in the world - Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Legian Bali, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai and before returning home to Ireland Justin was General Manager of Babington House in Somerset. Justin and Jenny are experts at planning and running weddings and they will take endless care to ensure you and your guests have a day to remember forever.

Located on 30 minutes from Cork City and 2.5 hours drive from Dublin, Ballyvolane is highly assessable but still feels wonderfully remote. Cork Airport is only 35 minutes away and has flights coming in daily from many parts of the world. 30% of our weddings are for couples living overseas and we are very experienced at hosting weddings for couples living abroad.

  • Beautiful country house wedding. You get 100% exclusivity for the duration of your wedding.
  • Dreamy wedding Ceremonies in the woods, in the gardens or by the lakes
  • Drinks reception in the main house or on the lawn
  • Dinner in the vintage-style marquee
  • Dancing and party in the rustic barn which is attached to the vintage marquee.
  • Ideal for foodies as the food is fantastic. Ingredients home grown in the walled-garden, rare-breed pigs, hens and ducks reared on-site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home

Dining Options:

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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