Keep Calm it’s your Wedding Day!

You dream about the wedding forever. The day arrives. You wake before the sun even rises and you check the weather (again!). Then the lists in your head start to go racing…. will the flowers arrive, the hair, the makeup people etc. It all starts to get a little crazy. If you let it.

Yoga Ballroom

Photo by Tomasz Kornas

So here’s an idea. Imagine getting up and starting your day with a little yoga, surrounded by your family and friends. No stress, no drama. Just starting the day with good intentions of being present and in the moment for the most amazing day that will follow.

Yoga 2

Photo by Tomasz Kornas

A recent wedding did exactly that. Bride Sarah started the day with a yoga class in the ballroom with Cork-based yoga teacher Lisa Fahy. The class went for an hour and a half and then she was joined by 9 of her guests who all agreed it was the ideal start to the day. It helped calm the bride’s nerves and left her feeling relaxed and ready for the day ahead.

Terrace Food BH

Photo by Tomasz Kornas

The groom, Andrew, and his friends were entertained by the Ireland v Australia rugby match which the staff put on in the bar complete with Bloody Mary breakfast cocktails. The bridal party and the house guests had a relaxed, hearty breakfast in the breakfast room. Andrew was served on the terrace so that they wouldn’t run into each other before the ceremony.

Food Shot

Photo by Tomasz Kornas

Both bride and groom had great spaces to get ready with their bridal party, which made for special backdrops for the photos and a lovely relaxed morning for all.

Terrace Brunch

Photo by Tomasz Kornas

If you would like to explore the amazing house and grounds at Ballinacurra and explore ways of making it your own for your perfect wedding – get in touch 021 4779040

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Styling: Stuart Immelman Rococco Dreams

Private Celebrations

As with everything we do, the objective is to make the occasion memorable and special under the Ballinacurra “privacy” banner. Since opening we have hosted many Private Groups of families, friends or colleagues who gather together in this unique environment to celebrate a special occasion, be it:

  • Birthdays
  • Christenings
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Family Groups and Reunions
  • Seasonal Get-togethers with friends such as Halloween Parties, Christmas Parties, New Year’s Eve Parties, Valentines Day Parties, St Patrick’s Day Parties, and so on
  • OR just a group of friends and family who want to base themselves in the privacy of their own country estate to spend time together exploring all that Kinsale and the surrounding area has to offer!

We have brought in celebrity look-alikes, tribute bands, hot air balloons, James Bond’s Aston Martin, a “Midnight at the Oasis Show” to a Sgt Pepper Lonely Heart Club nights – with a guaranteed special ambience down to the last detail.  Contact Us for a copy of our Private Group Brochure.

Once again, we work with you to help create the style and elements of the event to suit your needs including the style of the food, entertainment, transfers, etc.