“Having Ballinacurra as a fully private and exclusive venue was valuable beyond expectations as we had no issues over side meetings, confidential discussions and security. Its a beautiful setting and house and a shining light in the industry.”

Matt Jevon, Amscan Holdings Inc., Cork

Private Weddings

WHAT WE DO: “Stylish Intimate Weddings with a Difference – and all in the Privacy of your Own Country Estate”

WHAT WE DON’T DO: “If you are looking for a traditional wedding in a large hotel ballroom, then we are not for you”


Make your dreams come true and enter a world of elegance by holding your wedding of a lifetime at our unique wedding venue. With our creative hands-on approach and event management background, we will make your romantic luxury destination wedding an unforgettable experience.  And the added benefit is that we are only a few minutes drive from one of Ireland’s premier tourist towns Kinsale and 20 minutes from Cork International Airport.  We also have Testimonials, Sample Budgets and Frequently Asked Question documents available on request.

But don’t just take our word for it.  We recently won the Best Exclusive Hire Wedding Venue in Ireland which was judged by a panel of international judges by Weddings Online.

Contact Us for a copy of our current Private Wedding brochure.

If you are looking to share this special time with close family and friends in beautiful surroundings over an extended time, then that is what we do — Good food, magical ambiance, memorable music and all the trimmings as you’ve always dreamt it – and all planned to perfection. We can do:

  • Bespoke Private Weddings with a Difference
  • Onsite Civil Ceremonies
  • Gay Marriage Ceremonies and Blessings – see our section on Gay Ceremonies for more information
  • Multi-denominational Blessings
  • Engagement Parties
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Theme Weddings
  • Garden Weddings


We are ideally suited for small luxury weddings of up to 60 people in our Ballroom, up to 120 people in our Garden Room or up to 180 people in a combination of both rooms which are inter-connected. Or we can organise multiple events for your wedding group. For example, you may wish to have an intimate family dinner on the first night, then up to 120 people for the actual wedding dinner in our Garden Room and then additional numbers the following day for a relaxed barbecue or buffet party. The choice is yours to decide.

There are many aspects to a wedding and we can work with you on the various elements which may include:

  • Masseurs, makeup artists, hairstylists and manicurists
  • Music recommendations from a 2-piece cocktail ‘Nora Jones’ style music, traditional bands, string quartet, 4 piece dance bands, 6 piece soul bands, rat-pack, salsa, gypsy music and many more
  • DJs who can do a cool groove set or a late night dance or soul/reggae set
  • Cake designers
  • Florists
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Milliners
  • Church and legal requirements including Cork & Kinsale priests, ministers, humanists, registrar or solemniser
  • Transfers and limousine hire

Our minimum requirement is 1 night if mid-week (Monday to Thursday) or 2 nights if you want to have either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night.  We find that most people want to enjoy the house and grounds to their full and have a rehearsal dinner before the wedding day, or a recovery party the day after.  However, if you want a 1 night wedding on either a Friday or Saturday and are flexible on your dates, we may have some select dates available.  Please contact us for further explanation and possible dates.

We also have a lawn perfectly suited to marquee weddings.  Obviously there will be additional costs with regards to the marquee hire and equipment, but we can talk you through that.  And then after your dinner in the marquee, you can move into the house for the ultimate wedding House Party.

If you would like to receive our Wedding Brochure then please let us know. Contact Us

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