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WEDDING RECEPTION VENUES
The search is on! Once the excitement of the wedding proposal and engagement is complete and friends and family are made aware of the happy news thoughts turn to where, when and how many people do we
invite to our special wedding celebration. Parents hint at their own calculations with aunts, uncles, cousins you've not seen in years and of course all their friends too. You both start to scan hotels and the big banquet halls so familiar to the weddings you've attended this year and last! Looking too at One Fab Day, Pintrest and The Vow for ideas and inspiration. Then it dawns on you both! It's our play, we direct, produce and have the wedding we want, in a place that will mean something special but also in a way that speaks to the people we are.
SMALL WEDDING VENUES
This is what we hear from couples at Ballilogue, the exclusive small wedding venue in Kilkenny. They have often celebrated weddings of friends at banquet halls and wedding destinations and have the kernel of an idea themselves of what they want their own wedding celebration to be. As has happened on many occasions, when we meet with couples at Ballilogue there is a determination and clear vision to celebrate in their own way. They may have chosen Ireland and Kilkenny because one or both are Irish, sometimes it may be because they worked, travelled or met in Ireland or it's the allure of combining a 3 day holiday and celebration all in one that makes so much sense - stretched long and languidly over days in the Irish countryside at Ballilogue.
OUTDOOR & INDOOR WEDDING VENUES
It gives us great pleasure to be able to offer a wedding destination that's flexible to allow couples with 20 or 80 guests the option of an outdoor/indoor celebration over a number of days exclusively theirs at Ballilogue, in the privacy and tranquility of Ireland's Ancient East surrounded by tradition, contemporary design and architecture. Wonderful options of a barn wedding in the converted Old Dairy, drinks in the walled gardens, a ceremony in the glass atrium and music in the pre-famine Mrs Meaney's Cottage with photographs in the heritage apple orchard and wildflower gardens.
BARN WEDDING VENUE
Food is a feast of the best local Kilkenny ingredients with seafood from the Wild Atlantic coast nearby all prepared by the Ballilogue chefs from menus chosen by the couple to reflect their taste and culinary favourites. Wines specially chosen and beautifully curated styled spaces too from the Barn wedding venue to the houses accommodating 22 guests sharing at Ballilogue and more accommodation too in the pretty village of Inistioge. A long weekend of celebration with family and special friends that's a world apart from the traditional wedding reception venues.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT BALLILOGUE
We pride ourselves at working with the best Irish and International talent on the catering, wedding styling, music, flowers, cake and the wedding photographer is no exception. Aileen Kennedy, photographer has built her reputation on talent and an acute eye for detail. Couples tell us that she makes them feel relaxed through the celebrations recording those important moments. The visuals here are just a sample of the beautiful styled shoot Aileen Kennedy and her team recently did at Ballilogue.
ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING VENUES
Couples plan a Wedding budget and that's why the team at Ballilogue like to be able to quote for the overall elements that make the wedding celebration at Ballilogue special and it's also why we work with the best to deliver a fantastic, exclusive and memorable celebration in the Kilkenny countryside. Read what couples say about Ballilogue & their experience and celebrations here. Esther & Tom's video testimonial recorded on their wedding day at Ballilogue having travelled from Melbourne, it's a joy to watch.
All Images © Aileen Kennedy Photography.