Destination Wedding Venue Spotlight: Ballyfin

May 6, 2021

If you are dreaming of having a destination wedding in Europe where history meets romance and breathtaking natural beauty is bountiful, look no further. Ballyfin in Ireland is not only one of the most spectacular wedding venues in the world, but it’s also widely known for its magnificent accommodations and one-of-a-kind hospitality. When it comes to extraordinary wedding venues Ballyfin provides the perfect mix between Irish charm and intercontinental luxury.

Ballyfin, which has been featured as one of the top 12 romantic spots worldwide by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, is a gorgeous wedding venue for any couple ready to tie the (Celtic) Knot. Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland this luxurious 5-star resort has offered the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable since the eighteenth century.

The luxury country house hotel has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland. After completing eight years of restoration in 2011, this 614 acre estate now offers twenty exquisite rooms. All rooms are beautifully appointed, yet individually designed to mirror the unique style of the original house. Due to its limited capacity Ballyfin provides discretion and privacy like few other venues. It is the perfect place for a private wedding celebration!

The stunning estate has incredible spaces to offer for your wedding and honeymoon, from the magnificent state rooms and the grand Saloon to the 80 foot library and beautiful spa, there is something for everyone on this romantic property. Adorned with stone walls, a lake, ancient woods, delightful garden buildings, amazing backdrops are around every corner for all your memories including the signature cliff-edge wedding cabana, an overhanging cliffside platform with a dramatic view over the Indian Ocean. 

Ballyfin prides itself on culinary creativity and can completely custom-design a menu for your wedding day. We suggest treating guests to local Guinness beer with a side-order of Irish dancing to get into the local spirit! Part of the experience of getting married in Ireland is embracing the incredible culture and a wedding at Ballyfin will surely allow you to bring your Irish wedding visions to life. The rich history of the Emerald Isle together with the romantic atmosphere at Ballyfin is the perfect combination to host your dream wedding day. With so many intriguing Irish wedding traditions to choose from, such as handfasting ceremony or Celtic love knots, you can easily add your “something Irish” to your blue, old, new, and borrowed. 

Your wedding day at Ballyfin will be nothing short of extraordinary and you’ll want to treasure every moment of it. Elysium Productions will bring your important day to life in a personal and authentic film that you can watch for years to come. Contact us today to start planning your Irish destination wedding!