Location: Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Sleeping capacity (max.): 96
Wedding capacity (max.): 140
Venue price: Price on enquiry
Venue type: Castle, Hotel
Ceremony type: Legal, Symbolic
Features: Restaurant, Panoramic Mountain Views, Fishing Lake, Woodland, In-house catering, Gourmet Food
Nearest airport: Shannon (158 km)
Our Reference: V00447
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel & Estate is a luxury castle property on Ireland’s west coast. Located on a 700 acre estate surrounded by mountains, lakes and the it’s own private river, it truly is a magical location. With only 48 bedrooms & suites Ballynahinch is an intimate property offering luxury surroundings to guests looking for a quiet romantic break or those looking for an exclusive wedding venue.
A wedding at Ballynahinch is a private house party for a minimum of 100 guests and a maximum of 140, dining in the elegant restaurant overlooking the river, a marquee wedding in the walled garden can accommodate 250 guests. Taking the property exclusively for one night, midweek or a minimum of two nights over a weekend, the couple host the event exclusively for their guests. Each event is bespoke ensuring the couple get the wedding of their dreams.
Imagine a champagne reception on the terrace, followed by a five course dinner in the elegant restaurant surrounded by the hotel’s fine art collection including paintings by Jack B. Yeats, Louis de Brocquy, William John Leech and many more, finishing the night with music & dancing with brunch the following day. Photo opportunities are endless, the walled garden and it’s glasshouse, the terrace overlooking the river, under the 200 year old bridge, the 16th century castle ruin on the island or on the lakeshore with the backdrop of the Twelve Bens mountains.
At the end of the wedding visit, we will arrange for the couple to meet the castle's gardener to plant their own native Irish hardwood tree on the grounds, they will receive the GPS co-ordinates and can watch their tree growing online. Ballynahinch Castle is located a one-hour drive west of Galway city, two hours from Shannon Airport & three hours drive from Dublin Airport.
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