Ballinacurra House has been voted the Best Exclusive Hire Property by the Luxury Travel Awards and is perfect for both small intimate weddings and larger celebrations. We are not a hotel where you would be sharing the venue with anyone else – we are your own unique country estate and only ever Strictly Private. If you are looking for something other than a “factory packaged wedding”, we offer you the privacy and freedom to plan your day as you please. It is the biggest day of your life and should reflect your own personal style – whether it be a more traditional wedding or something simple, fun or unique.
Ballinacurra House is located a five minute drive away from the “Ultimate wedding destination” of Kinsale, a heritage town with its spectacular harbour, forts and culinary reputation which contributes to the “destination wedding” atmosphere.
With over 30 years of event planning experience, the owners Des and Lisa McGahan work attentively with you to plan your wedding, manage your budget and lend their expertise to design a bespoke private wedding that is unique to your taste and style. We have also handpicked a team of professional and personable staff including your own in-house wedding co-ordinator, personal chef, maitre d’ and service staff to cater to your every need.
The manor house was built in the late 1700’s with its first recorded owner of John Swete Esquire, the High Sheriff of Cork. The House was completely renovated from 2000 – 2003 to its current modern standards.
Every room in the house has been meticulously themed and offers 22 suites throughout the Main house, Cottage and Coach House as well as various lounge and entertainment rooms.
Whether you are looking for an elegant formal sit down dinner for your Wedding Day, a casual family rehearsal dinner the night before or a fun barbecue for your ‘recovery day’, we have many different dining options. Our maximum capacity is 180 people using the conjoined Ballroom and Garden room or smaller groups can use the Garden room for up to 132 people or the Ballroom for up to 50 people.
by Niamh & Gregon Wed, 12th October, 2016
Hi Orela and all of the Ballinacurra House Superstar Wedding Team, We arrived back in New York last weekend and we're still on a high from our amazing wedding weekend at Ballinacurra House. We can't thank you all enough for making it so incredible. From start to finish everything was perfect. All of the planning that we did together paid ... Read More
by Aisling & Alexon Fri, 7th October, 2016
Hi Orela, I just wanted to take the time to officially send a thank you to you and everyone at Ballinacurra. ... We had high expectations, but boy did ye manage to excel them! From day one of booking you have been absolutely excellent- so easy to deal with-helpful, organised, efficient and always friendly. You made what can be an ... Read More
by Robert & Carolon Fri, 7th October, 2016
Dear Mary, and all the team at Ballinacurra, We are finally getting around to sending (a long overdue) email to thank you and everybody at Ballinacurra House for the fantastic weekend we had for our wedding last March. From Declan and Elaine who were fantastic to the bar and wait staff, you were all absolutely brilliant. Everybody found the service ... Read More
by Roisin & Gregon Tue, 10th November, 2015
All our guests commented on how stunning the venue was and also how amazing the staff were. They were so impressed with the welcome they got at the front of the house upon arrival and how helpful everyone was. You were so incredibly easy to deal with and always there to answer my many questions and of course, very organised! ... Read More
by Yvonne & Petrinaon Tue, 10th November, 2015
We just wanted to drop you a note to say how grateful we were for how special you made our day. Thank you so much for having us so organised in the weeks coming up to the day and on the day itself. You made everything so relaxed and run so smoothly. We were so impressed with all of the ... Read More