by Brenda and Patrick on Thu, 26th October, 2017
We would just like to thank everyone at Ballygarry House for doing such a great job leading up to and on the day of our wedding. Thys and the team were fantastic. They always made us feel at ease and that everything was under control from the moment we stepped inside the door when looking at wedding venues. We have had many comments from guests that the food was amazing and that the staff were very friendly and helpful on the day. A couple of things that were memorable from our experience at Ballygarry were, my Mum mentioned that on the day the members of staff who were serving the top table knew everyone by name!, the food was served ... Read more
by Ciaran an Lisa McDonald on Sun, 15th October, 2017
Ciaran and I cannot recommend Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee highly enough. We had the best 2 days of our lives celebrating our wedding there. I say two days because we celebrated the day after our wedding with a BBQ in the Pavillion also, and it was equally as enjoyable as the fantastic reception the day of the wedding. The hotel staff were extremely professional and attentive. We really felt like the guests of honour but our family members and guests were also afforded this royal treatment. All of this attention to detail and professionalism allowed both Ciaran and myself to relax and enjoy every moment of the celebrations. They even decorated the venue with some decorations and pictures that ... Read more
by Koko rose zady on Tue, 3rd October, 2017
Hi it's koko I will never forget my wedding day because it was made so special and everything I wanted it to be, the service was 10 out of 10 the workers were absolutely brilliant. The guests we surpised with all the work that was put into the prep . I was very pleased thank you so much
by Laura Healy on Mon, 2nd October, 2017
The Ballygarry House Hotel - where do I start! We had been at a wedding there in September 2015 and even though we weren't yet engaged we knew instantly that was where we would have our wedding reception. It was the first and only hotel we got in touch with after our engagement. From our first visit to meet the wedding coordinator to the day after our wedding we were treated like royalty. They couldn't do anymore for us. The food, the service, the accommodation - everything was top class. Even the finer details like the proprietor of the hotel meeting our guests at the drinks reception, and again the following morning while they were having breakfast. I must give ... Read more
by Dean McDonnell on Wed, 9th August, 2017
My wife and I were extremely blessed to hold our wedding reception in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee last April. The professionalism, hospitality and care shown by the staff at Ballygarrry House during the lead up to our wedding day, and on the wedding day itself, is certainly something we will always be very grateful for. The staff treated us and our guests like royalty and they went out of their way to help, even where they were not expected to help. They continuously had an open offer to help with the organisation of the wedding, and on the special day itself, they were on hand with everything and anything that could possibly be requested of them. Our guests have fed ... Read more
by Noreen on Mon, 17th July, 2017
A spectacular venue, the staff are extremely friendly and unbelievably helpful. Nothing is too much trouble and it makes the lead up to the big day so much easier. They handle absolutely everything. The food and the service is outstanding. Cathal was our wedding organiser and can honestly say our day would not have been the same without him. The way the staff remember your face shows how personal and special this hotel is for your wedding day! The weather was horrendous on our day but each and everyone of our guests were taken care of with umbrella service from car to door! Exceptional.
by Siobhan O Doherty on Thu, 6th July, 2017
Both myself & Joe would like to thank all the staff at the Ballygarry house hotel especially Cathal who helped us so much on the lead up to the big day and the day itself. We had our wedding reception with them in May 2017. We are so thrilled that we had our reception with them as they made the day so special for us. The food and the service was absolutely amazing we will never forget it everything ran like clockwork even down to the smallest detail. Thank ye all so much for making our day so special and definitely one to remember!! Siobhan & Joe
by Emma flynn on Thu, 15th June, 2017
We got married on the 31st March 2017 and from the moment we went to view this hotel we knew no other hotel could match it .The attention to detail was second to none and all the staff made you feel like ye were the most important people in the world. They went above and beyond for us and exceeded all of our expectations. The food was simply beautiful and the service at the meal was without a doubt the best I have seen at a wedding.Thank you so much to Cathal and all the team and I would highly recommend this hotel for a wedding it's an amazing venue. Emma & John flynn
by Megan Hennessey on Tue, 13th June, 2017
Anthony & I celebrated our wedding at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa 16th December 2016 and it was the wedding of dreams thanks to Padraig, Cathal & all the fantastic staff. Padraig himself was extremely helpful during our meal tasting and made some excellent suggestions to help us give our menu a bit of a twist. They really could not do enough for us in the run up to the day, and on the day itself everyone went above and beyond the call of duty. A very special thanks to Cathal for taking my veil during dinner and folding it on the bed in the Bridal suite for me, such a gentleman. The entire hotel looked absolutely stunning on the ... Read more
by Laura Morrissey on Fri, 9th June, 2017
We got married April 7th 2017. This hotel was recommended to us by a friend. The first moment we met Padraig, Thys and the Team in Ballygarry House we new this was the venue for us. Any requests we had or ideas we wanted to tease out they offered support and opinion. The attention to detail and service provided is second to none not just for the Bride and Groom but for all guests. From the minute we arrived we were guided through our reception and even had our pictures taken in the exquisute grounds the hotel boasts.Thys made us feel relaxed and every detail was taken care of. The entire reception ran like clockwork which maximised our time with ... Read more
by Aoife & Stephen O'Brien on Thu, 8th June, 2017
We were lucky enough to have our wedding in beautiful Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa on March 18th 2017. It was the most wonderful day, we both loved every minute of it, and we'd do it all over again in a heart beat. In the lead up to the big day, the staff at Ballygarry house were incredible!! Thys, Pádraig, Michelle, Triona, Elaine, Áine (and all those I didn't mention), basically everyone from day 1 was so helpful, patient, understanding, friendly, kind... nothing was ever an issue. Even small things like the friendly faces you'd meet in the hallway, made it a pleasure to be in the hotel and know this was where we were having our wedding. Lunch with ... Read more
by Clive and Carole O' Callaghan on Thu, 27th April, 2017
Once we got engaged there was only going to be one wedding venue for us. Having attended numerous weddings and functions in the hotel previously, it was our number one venue of choice and it did not disappoint. We had an amazing experience from our initial consultation right through to our departure the following morning. Padraig, Cathal and their team were ultra professional and had the personal touch. The variety of menu options were staggering and the all the guests were in awe at the quality of meal served on the day. We would highly recommend Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa as a wedding venue.It was everything we imagined and more. A big thanks to Padraig, Cathal, Michelle and all ... Read more
by Aoife Mangan on Thu, 6th April, 2017
Best day of our lives! Could not recommend Ballygarry enough. Tadgh was superb , outstanding service by everyone , and the food was absolutely beautiful! Have had nothing but compliments since.Nothing was ever a problem for them, you do not need to worry about a thing for the whole day. 5/5
by Shauna Brosnan on Mon, 3rd April, 2017
I would advise anyone getting married to choose the Ballygarry. We got married in January 2017 and can safely say we had the best day of our lives and a lot of that is because of the quality service of the Ballygarry along with it being an amazing location and the food was outstanding - people are still talking about the steak! From the first consultation with Tadgh we had the most pleasurable experience. Offering advice any time we needed it and there was never any waiting for replies and there was no enquiry too big or small! On the big day we were made to feel so special and we were informed at each stage what would be happening ... Read more
by Roisin & Barry on Sun, 2nd April, 2017
The Ballygarry House Hotel is a venue like no other, what sets it apart from other hotels is their outstanding staff and service. Padraig, Thys and all of their team were exceptional to deal with from our initial meeting to our departure after the wedding. The hotel is perfectly suited to weddings, as the rooms are beautifully decorated yet comfortable. The gardens and patio area are ideal if you were as lucky as we were to get such fabulous weather. The attached bar to the dance floor is brilliant as guests don't wander and the food is continuously spoken about by all of our guests in post wedding chats. Their attention to detail is highly commendable. We had the most ... Read more
by Megan & Anthony on Sat, 1st April, 2017
Before we were even engaged we knew our wedding would be at Ballygarry... it's everything you want your wedding to be. Classy, elegant and beautiful. Cathal and Padraig were incredible throughout the entire process, their attention to detail is second to none. No ask was too big for them and they made our day so enjoyable. There simply was no stress. They went above and beyond the call of duty for us on our day. Cathal even took my veil from me during the meal and brought it to the honeymoon suite and laid it on our bed! It was a Christmas wedding and the decor was stunning, the grounds are stunning, and the FOOD was stunning!! So many of ... Read more
by Maria & Denis Walsh on Sat, 1st April, 2017
Can't thank everyone at Ballygarry enough for helping to create our beautiful wedding day. Ballygarry have a great reputation and one which they lived up to on our wedding day. All their staff from waiting staff, to managers and receptionists were extremely professional and helped our wedding day run so smoothly. Could not recommend higher, you won't be disappointed.
by Carina Carmody on Sat, 1st April, 2017
My husband and I got married in this hotel in October and I would not change one thing about the day. Having worked in the hotel for a number of years when I was in college I knew that the hotel provided impeccable service and food and we were not disappointed on our big day. We received so much great feedback about the food and service. I would like to give a huge thank you to Padraig and Thys who were so helpful during the buildup of the wedding and on our big day. Carina and Paul.
by Siobhán Barrett on Sat, 1st April, 2017
Ballygarry House Hotel was an amazing place to have our recent wedding. From the beginning to the end of the planning process, both myself & my husband had the pleasure of working with Triona & Tadhg as well as all the reservation staff in-between. They were all very helpful with any questions or requests we had. The day itself went off without a hitch, our guests loved the Pavillion for the drinks reception and were awed with the standard of the food for the meal. Everyone thought it was delicious and couldn't believe seconds were being offered. The banqueting staff were fantastic also, the level of service was second to none. Thank you very much for making our wedding day ... Read more
by Dearbhla Keyes on Sat, 1st April, 2017
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in Ballygarry House in December and we are both still in awe at how wonderful our day was. When we got engaged we visited numerous hotels however the second we entered the doors of Ballygarry House I turned to my then Fiance instantly and said this is the one. We sensed the warm and friendly atmosphere straight away. From that day to this we have experienced nothing but amazing service from each and every staff member in the hotel. We dealt mostly with Thys who was extremely accommodating throughout our wedding experience. We were also involved with Tadgh and Miriam who again were equally as professional and generous with their time ... Read more
by Matthias Maunsell on Fri, 21st October, 2016
Our wedding reception at the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa was distinctive. The Pavilion was the perfect location for an intimate gathering of family and friends. The guests truly savored the delicious food and the service was precise yet attentive. A warm, jovial ambience enhanced by tasteful interior decoration was perfect for a February wedding. Both the hotel itself and the outside garden area provided a unique winter setting for our photo album. The real standout was undoubtedly the attention to detail demonstrated by management and staff from arrival to departure as well as during the planning phase. Thys Vogels, the hotel manager, was top class. Nothing was left to chance and everything was done with an obvious desire to ... Read more
by Avril & Mike on Fri, 14th October, 2016
Had the most amazing wedding day and it was mostly thanks to Padraig and the wonderfully efficient and helpful staff at the Ballygarry House Hotel. From the beginning to the end, help was on hand. Padraig was only a click away and never failed to offer advise and guidance to make the day and days leading up to the wedding as stress free and enjoyable as possible. We would highly recommend this venue as the food, service and attention to detail was second to none. A 5 star experience
by Kerry Fleming on Tue, 4th October, 2016
James and I got married there on June 9th 2016 and from beginning to end from dealing with pàdraig to all the staff it was just amazing...100%..we felt no job was too big nor too small for anyone..form our arrival and our meet and greet the meal,service,everything was just perfect..thanks to everyone for making our day so special....and to Jonathan for looking after us so well.... Regards Kerry and James
by Emer Collins on Tue, 4th October, 2016
Thanks to all the staff in the Ballygarry House Hotel and a special thanks to Thys for making our wedding day one to remember. We had our wedding there on Saturday the 20th of August and there are no words to express how amazing all the staff were. Nothing could have been improved on. Definitely 5 stars!!
by Trina Tobin on Tue, 4th October, 2016
Myself and my husband would like to thank cathal and all the staff at ballygarry. We got married on Sat 6th Aug and couldn't recommend the staff, food and location highly enough. Some of the words that described our wedding by our guests were "flawless, superb, friendly staff and exceptional food". Some of the guests extended there stay they enjoyed the hotel so much and visited the sights of kerry and will definately return in the future. So thank you very much for a wonderful and memorable day.
by Tricia O' Leary on Fri, 18th September, 2015
I got married here in May 2015 and it was amazing , everyone was raving about the food and service , ye were fantastic.
by Bernie McGaley Egan on Fri, 18th September, 2015
We had our wedding reception at Ballygarry house hotel on the 14th March 2015. The service we got was exceptional, from the day we walked in to get a price to the day we were husband and wife we were treated like royalty. All of the staff were so obliging, all my requests were met, we were offered assistance at every point of the planning for our big day. A huge thank you to Cathal who assisted us in every way possible, he is a true professional and a gentleman. Book this hotel!! You will not regret it!!
by Rachel O' Donoghue on Fri, 18th September, 2015
Myself and my now husband got married here in July and I can not recommend the hotel highly enough. The real stars of the show however are the staff with a special mention to Thys for his complete dedication to making our day as special as it was. Every staff member we met is a credit to the hotel from the girls on reception to the bar & waiting staff. There was no detail considered too small, the food was exceptional and the setting was just exquisite. Our guests were blown away and we cannot thank you all so much for making us all feel so special
by Kayleigh O' Mahony on Fri, 18th September, 2015
We had our wedding at Ballygarry Hotel on Friday 28/08/15. What an amazing day and night! From start to finish! The day was more then I could of ever imagined, staff at Ballygarry couldn't do enough for you. Guests from Liverpool felt they were looked after like movie stars! They had never been to such a amazing wedding! The day just flew perfectly and couldn't of gone any better. The food was just perfection and staff were just amazing! Our wedding day was perfect in every way an mainly down to Ballygarry, I have never heard so many fabulous things said about a hotel from guests they are still dreaming about the food :) I wouldn't pick any other venue ... Read more
by Fiona Brosnan on Mon, 4th May, 2015
We had our wedding here on the 21st of Feb this year. We couldn't have asked for a better place. The venue, food an staff were top class and we are delighted with the feedback from everyone about the day. Fantastic place to hold your wedding reception, we were highly impressed. We will be recommending ye to anyone we know who is getting married.
by Catherine Leen on Fri, 20th March, 2015
Ballygarry House Hotel is just amazing. From the very first appointment we had with Thys about arranging our wedding. Everyone one of the staff were as helpful & so friendly. Padraig & Thys are absolute gentlemen & made planning our wedding so so special. They gave us great advice & tips. They made us feel like we were the only bride & groom & gave us 100% attention on each visit. What can I say about our reception but were treated like royalty. Ballygarry House is a stunning venue with amazing gardens for pictures which we thankfully got to avail of even in October. The meal is 5*. I couldnt praise Ballygarry House Hotel & all it's staff enough for ... Read more
by Marie and Derek on Thu, 19th March, 2015
Our wedding day in Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa on January 3rd was the most amazing and memorable day ever. From the day we booked our wedding Thys and the staff went above and beyond the call of duty where no task was too big or two small. We were made to feel like we were the only couple every to get married. Every detail was done to perfection on the day...the meal and service were outstanding our guests are still talking about the dinner. Their experience and expertise is second to none and I could not recommend them more highly if you are looking for that special place to have your Wedding reception. Thank you Thys and your team ... Read more
by Frances Cronin on Thu, 6th November, 2014
From the moment we stepped out of the car at Ballygarry House the 5star service began , this place is breathtaking to say the least from scenery in the gardens to the food and drinks there is not one fault I could find with Ballygarry house , staff and management made the day flow so easily All in all this place is a dream wedding venue with superb surroundings , expert friendly staff & unbelievably talented chefs in the kitchen I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a venue for their big day
by Mairead and Niall Enright on Sat, 18th October, 2014
We got married on 1st August in Ballygarry House Hotel, from day 1 the staff were amazing from helping us choose menus to giving us advice on our big day, the meal was out of this world and we heard this from so many guest. Cathal Padraig and every member of staff could not have been more professional, they made us so at ease on the day we had nothing to worry about, cannot thank them enough for making out day so amazing xxx
by Sinead Leen on Wed, 15th October, 2014
We held our wedding in the ballygarry on the 14 th of February this year. All the staff at the ballygarry were outstanding. They really made us feel special, and I can't stress there attention to detail. Everything about our day was perfect and we now have the most wonderful memories. We would highly recommend the ballygarry house hotel for your wedding reception.
by Noreen Kissane on Tue, 14th October, 2014
Our wedding day in Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in May was a very special and memorable day. Padraig and the staff were so accomodating and provided us with great advice and help in the lead up to our Big Day. Every detail was done to perfection on the day...the meal and service were outstanding. Their experience and expertise is second to none, they take care of every detail which leaves the bride and groom free to relax and enjoy every minute of the day. We are so glad we chose Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa and cannot recommend it highly enough.
by Noreen O' Mahony on Mon, 13th October, 2014
We got married in April in Spa church and afters in Ballygarry house hotel. What can we say, we just do not have the words to thank you so much for a truly fantastic day. From day one in meeting Thys and his team in Ballygarry they were a joy to work with and there was never any task too big or too small. They were truly out of this world. We do not have enough words. The staff were amazing and could not do enough for us coming up to the wedding and after the wedding. I cannot praise them enough. They were always at the end of the phone for any queries and were fantastic for every aspect ... Read more
by Lyndsey O'Shea on Mon, 22nd September, 2014
My Husband and I held our wedding reception in Ballygarry House Hotel in May 2014, I knew from the day we got engaged where I wanted to hold our reception as I had fallen in love with Ballygarry House Hotel when I was a flower girl at 7 years of age for my Aunts wedding. We both knew from when we first viewed the hotel that it really was a step above the rest and we were right on our big day everything went perfect, just as we had anticipated. We felt at complete ease as soon as we arrived at the venue where Padraig was waiting for us, we knew we were dealing with professionals! We spent 18 months ... Read more
by Maria CAsey on Fri, 19th September, 2014
We held our wedding in the Ballygarry in July this year. The staff of the hotel went above and beyond the call of duty to make our day perfect in every way. The attention to detail which they displayed was second to none and no request was too big or too small for them. Our drinks reception was held in the beautiful gardens and this really added something different to our day. The meal and the service were brilliant and all the staff were so welcoming. I would like to mention especially Cathal who made everything smooth sailing for us. I would highly recommend the Ballygarry to anyone planning their wedding!
by Karina O Connell on Fri, 19th September, 2014
I really can't rate Ballygarry House Hotel high enough ... from the first time we walked in the door we knew it was for us. Padraig and his team made everything so simple. They also made us feel like we were the only couple ever to get married, our day was made so special. We had complete trust in them and had no worries about the hotel. The service was outstanding. The help we got was excellent especially with table planning. We also had to set up the stage before the dinner as the band wanted it this way and nothing was a problem and the room still looked beautiful. The food was amazing, the staff were excellent and went ... Read more
by Brid Brosnan on Mon, 7th April, 2014
We had the great pleasure of celebrating our wedding in Ballygarry House hotel on December 27th 2013, from start to finish the whole experience was amazing. As a family Ballygarry House has always been a special place for us, so without question this was where we wanted our wedding venue. From day one Padraig helped us with not just the reception preparations but with all the other big and small details that are involved in planning a wedding. The night before the wedding there was probably one of the worst storms that Ireland had seen for a long time, the next morning Padraig e mailed to reassure me that everything was ok at the hotel, and everything was ok, it ... Read more
by Mari Kearney on Thu, 6th February, 2014
From the moment we booked Ballygarry we knew our wedding was in safe hands! Padraig & his amazing team gave us a wedding that was beyond our dreams. It was such a fantastic day. Guests of the wedding are still talking about the unbelievable experience they had. We have now the most wonderful memories from our day & it is all thanks to the professionalism of Padraig and the staff of Ballygarry. I honestly cannot recommended Ballygarry highly enough for a wedding:):)
by John & Norma O'Donnell on Wed, 5th February, 2014
Norma and I got married in November 2013 and our wedding reception was at Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa. We had always heard great things about it but none came close to the excellent service we received in the lead up to, on the day and afterwards. We were absolutely delighted with the service and the entire experience. Every detail was fantastic. Anything we asked for was never a problem. Helen, the wedding coordinator is professional, experienced and a really lovely person. The standard of the food, the service and the overall atmosphere was fantastic. There were many people in Ballygarry we need to thank for the smooth operation of every detail of the day, thanks to the bar staff, ... Read more
by Dawn Roche on Mon, 3rd February, 2014
Outstanding hotel. Words can't describe how perfect our wedding day was. The staff, service and Management were amazing and yet very down to earth that we could ask them absolutely anything. If we were to do it all over again Ballygarry House Hotel woudn't be our 1st choice it would most certainly be our only choice.
by Catriona O Mahony on Sun, 2nd February, 2014
After hearing so many positive reports about Ballygarry House Hotel it was the obvious choice as it is unbelievably renowned for its service, attention to detail, and absolute commitment to make sure you get an amazing day. We first visited the hotel back in April 2013 and we were met by Padraig and after this meeting we knew that we wanted to have our wedding reception there. Our first impression of Ballygarry was the beautiful setting with such a homely and relaxed atmosphere. Both the Pavillion and banqueting hall blew us away as we began visualising our winter wedding there. From that very first meeting with Pádraig we were put at ease that our day would be catered for with ... Read more
by Laura Hogan on Sat, 1st February, 2014
From the first moment we set foot inside ballygarry house hotel, we knew it was our perfect wedding venue. The warm welcome we received from Helen on our first meeting cemented the decision in our mind and we eagerly made our booking. Helen, Cathal and all the staff made sure we wanted for nothing in the lead up to the big day. Every question was answered and every request dealt with without delay. The accommodation offered in ballygarry house is second to none, all of our relatives and friends were highly impressed. The food and service was also fantastic with such a variety to cater to all tastes and every fussy eater! The pavilion was fantastic and the function room ... Read more
by Fergus & Evelyn O' Sullivan on Sat, 11th January, 2014
From the moment we made our first enquiry, Padraig(owner of hotel) and his staff were exquisite in dealing with our queries regarding our big day. Anything we requested was granted with out any difficulty. On the day itself we were greeted by Padraig and two of his managers on the red carpet, with a champagne reception for our bridal party, and were guided into a buzzing jazz reception which really set the tone for the day. As meal time approached our guests were seated and we made our grand entrance, to music of our own choice. If you wish to see a hotel cater for a large group of people Ballygarry House Hotel is the place to choose. Their military ... Read more
by Elaine & Kiean O'Mahony on Tue, 31st December, 2013
Ballygarry House Hotel was the only hotel that myself and my husband looked at when planning our wedding. As we walked out the door of the hotel after meeting with Padraig we knew nowhere else would come close. All the staff from Management right down along are the most friendliest and helpful I have ever dealt with. They left no stone un turned in helping to make our day so special. The service and the food are just outstanding. One of our guests said to me that in all his years eating out and attending functions he has never had a meal as good as what he had on our wedding day. Everything on the day ran so smoothly from ... Read more
by Tim & Margaret O'Connor on Thu, 12th December, 2013
I would highly recommend the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa as a wedding location to future brides and grooms. From our first meeting with the wedding co-ordinator we felt assured that everything would run smoothly. It was one part of the day we didn't have to worry about. The meal was delicious and served by wonderful staff, the location is ideal with ample parking for all guests. The function room is beautiful as are the surrounding gardens. It rained on our wedding day but we still managed to get beautiful photographs in the hotel. Once we arrived at the hotel we felt we could breath a sigh of relief as we knew everything would be fine from then on. We ... Read more
by Johnny & Deirdre Carmody on Thu, 5th December, 2013
We got married in the Ballygarry House Hotel on August The 2nd 2013 and we were extremely happy with everything, we had to organise the wedding from London but the manager that we dealth with us during the whole process made it so easy and umcomplicated and she kept in regular contact with us which helped provid us with such confidence that everything was falling into place. On the the day of the wedding all members of staff were so helpful, professional and courteous and this was echoed by guests throughout the day and over the weekend. Have to finally mention the food which was by far outstanding,so as you can see we woud highly recommened this hotel as a ... Read more
by Sonja McGillicuddy on Wed, 4th December, 2013
Beautiful venue, delicious food and impeccable service. Winning combination that always delivers!!
by Daniel on Mon, 2nd December, 2013
I attended a wedding at the Ballygarry House hotel this year. Probably the best wedding I have ever been to. Everything was top class. Simple as that.
by Emily & Paul Lynch on Sat, 30th November, 2013
When we decided to get married we wanted only the best for our guests and ourselves. This probably goes a lot of the way to explaining why we only considered the Ballygarry House Hotel and their phenomenal team for our wedding venue. Past experiences of other friend’s receptions at Ballygarry had put the hotel well ahead of anywhere else in our reckoning as regards food quality, impeccable service, attention to detail and overall enjoyable experience. When we initially arranged and met with Padraig and subsequently Thys and Helen to figure out all the details that we had been fretting about, we immediately felt assured by their relaxed manner and professionalism. The team were always on hand and gently guided and ... Read more
by Hope Stack on Sat, 30th November, 2013
We held our wedding service and reception at Ballygarry House Hotel in March 2012 - it was such a fantastic day/night that we still get compliments from family and friends saying what a fabulous weekend they had in Tralee!! Helen was our lead wedding co-ordinator and left no stone unturned. With the help of Padraig, Thys, and all the wonderful staff at the hotel, Helen ensured we had a very special day and that our guests were looked after. Our guests travelled from many parts of the world and they all felt very much at home during their stay at Ballygarry - this was important to us. Great dancefloor too!!
by Mr and Mrs Daniel O' Connor on Fri, 29th November, 2013
The Ballygarry is a fantastic choice for your big day. The staff are extremely friendly and courteous! Everything runs like clockwork which guarantees everyone to have a fantastic and memorable day!
by Joanne McLoughlin on Fri, 29th November, 2013
We would highly recommend the Ballygarry House as a venue for your wedding reception. We were given fantastic advice and support in the build up. The day itself was extremely well organised and we did not have to worry about anything as the staff ensured everything ran smoothly. The food was incredible. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and provide an idyllic background for the photographs. Helen and Cathal should be commended for being so accommodating and supportive in making our day so special.
by Aoife Mulvihill on Fri, 29th November, 2013
Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa were without a doubt, the perfect choice when it came to holding our Wedding Reception! From the very first time we met with Cathal we were sold. Their warm, friendly, family oriented attitiude is second to none. We instantly felt like everything would be taken care of to the highest standard. A member of staff whether it was Cathal, Helen or Padraig were always available to answer any queries we may have had and on each visit we felt that personal touch that can be so lacking in other hotels. Every single member of staff that works at Ballygarry have a very naturally friendly and helpful attitude. It appears as if they have been hand-picked ... Read more
by Annette on Fri, 29th November, 2013
loved the Ballygarry house hotel. Heard great reviews and was very excited to go there and must say it has been one of the best weddings I've ever been too. Great Staff, great service and loved the atmosphere!
by Andrea Horgan on Fri, 29th November, 2013
A big Thank You to all the staff at Ballygarry House who made our big day so special and made us feel like the most important people in the world. Everything ran so smoothly an all we had to worry about was getting ourselves ready on the morning! Many of our guest were not from Kerry and had never been to the hotel, they were amazed on how lovely the venue was. We also got a lot of comments about how great the food was on the day and at the after party (we had a BBQ the next day). We definitely had a day we will never forget and would recommend this wedding venue without hesitation. Andrea & Mark
by Caroline Walsh on Fri, 29th November, 2013
We cannot recommend Ballygarry House Hotel highly enough as a wedding venue! From our first meeting with Padraig, we knew our wedding was in safe hands and we certainly weren't disappointed. What sets this hotel apart from everywhere else are its staff and the wealth of experience they bring to wedding planning. This hotel has wedding planning down to a fine art and all we needed was two meetings with Thys and a few emails in the months before the wedding to have everything organised! From the minute we arrived at the reception on the day, we didn't have to worry about a thing. The day and timings were carefully planned out by the staff and everything ran exactly to ... Read more
by Johnny & Maureen on Fri, 29th November, 2013
We got married at Ballygarry on May 15 and had an amazing day. Our guests have been constantly raving about the place since then, and everything went off flawlessly on the day. The food was delicious, the service was first class and the staff were so friendly and helpful. What a great place to have a wedding!
by Sean & Eileen on Fri, 29th November, 2013
Ballygarry is the ultimate place for your big day. We had our wedding there in July this year and cannot fault the place. Every detail was attended to, and the management and staff are incredibly friendly any extremely professional. Can't recommend the place enough!
by Aoife and Jer on Fri, 29th November, 2013
Words can't describe how special we were made feel by all the team at Ballygarry House, the day was amazing. We were blessed with a beautiful day and the gardens were perfect for our drinks reception. The food and hotel were perfect and our guests raved about the meal. Thank you Helen and all the staff for everything.
by Alan and Joan on Fri, 29th November, 2013
Thank you to everyone at Ballygarry House who made our day so special. It was amazing and we had the best day of our lives! Alan and Joan
by Colin Quinn on Thu, 28th November, 2013
From the outset Helen put us at our ease in the Ballygarry. They provided great advice in planning, and catered for our personal touches we wanted to add without any hassle. The facilities are very modern, with a lovely outdoor area for summer drinks, spa and bedrooms. The meal was fantastic and Cathal (manager) was there to make sure the day ran smoothly and make sure the nervous best man was at ease when it came time to speak. A wonderful experience, the staff, the food and facility is all perfect.
by Maria on Thu, 28th November, 2013
We'd a wonderful wedding day in the Ballygarry House Hotel. Everything ran like clock work. We found them to be so good to cater to all our needs. Nothing was too big an ask. Many of our guests complimented our meal. We'd a great night dancing on their spacious dance floor! We would recommend it highly
by lenora bourke on Thu, 28th November, 2013
Declan and I wish to express our sincere thanks to this superb hotel-I'm so glad I choose Ballygarry for our big day. Thanks so much for such a wonderful and memorable day this year it truly was fantastic. special thanks goes to Helen who really is outstanding as manager of weddings and helping our day running so smoothly!!
by kitty murray on Thu, 28th November, 2013
Bernard and I wish to express our thanks to this superb hotel-I'm so glad I came home to Kerry for our big day. Thanks so much for such a wonderful and memorable day this year it truly was fantastic. special thanks goes to Helen who really is outstanding as manager of weddings and one I'd recommend to anyone getting married in the new year!!
by lisa keane on Thu, 28th November, 2013
Thanks so much for such a wonderful and memorable day this year it truly was fantastic. special thanks goes to Helen who really is outstanding as manager of weddings
by Stephen o shea on Thu, 28th November, 2013
oh what an unforgettable day and venue for our special day Thanks so much to all the Ballingarry staff especially Helen for making our day like a fairytale
by angela o rourke on Thu, 28th November, 2013
Thanks so much Helen and all the staff at Ballingarry for making our day so memorable-it's one Peter and I will never forget. Helen made it all so easy for us he was better than any "Frank"
by katie on Thu, 28th November, 2013
We held our wedding reception in ballygarry house hotel & spa. It could not have been more perfect. From the moment we met with Helen we knew ballygarry was the right choice. The warmth and friendliness of all the staff was fantastic. We had a truly amazing day. Thank you ballygarry.
by Graham on Thu, 28th November, 2013
My event in Ballygarry House was truly amazing. the managers and staff were wonderfull and gave us great attention. All my wishes were respected and i would gladly reccommend them again.
by patricia chawke on Thu, 28th November, 2013
It is over a year since our big day at Ballygarry house hotel. I can honestly say that it was perfect from beginning to end. Our preparations were taken car elf by Helen and Padraig the General Manager. Nothing was to much trouble and Helen gave us some great ideas. All of our guests had a wonderful day (and night). the room was beautiful and kept everyone together. Bravo Ballygarry.
by Marie O' Connor on Thu, 28th November, 2013
There are really no words to describe the Ballygarry House Hotel....only absolutely amazing !! We just had our wedding here in October & we are still on a high, all our family & friends are still talking about the hotel...From the moment we booked it 18 months ago Helen couldnt have done enough for us..From the important things to the little minute details , our expectations were blown out of the water...The way we were treated outside of our wedding day was second to none...we felt like celebrities whenever we called there, even the staff on the front desk knew us by our first names....myself & my husband would average 8-10 weddings each year & we would have a wide ... Read more
by Eileen Gilmore on Thu, 28th November, 2013
We had our own wedding in Ballygarry and have attended many more weddings since, it is amazing now as it was then. Wishing you all in Ballygarry more and more sucessful years in business. Eileen And Garry.
by John & Margaret Lewis on Thu, 28th November, 2013
We had our wedding in Ballygarry House and it was a superb experience. If you are looking for a hotel in Kerry, you should consider Ballygarry as it has a fantastic reputation for food and service which are extremely important for a special occasion like your wedding day.We wish you all the luck in the world and if we could give you more than 5 stars we would. John and Mags.
by Sheila on Thu, 28th November, 2013
Hotel is always very inviting with candles, lights and flowers displayed beautifully. The decor is always tasteful and relaxing. Staff are always very helpful. Food is to a very high standard.
by Carmel lynch on Thu, 28th November, 2013
Was at my best friends wedding in Ballygarry house last New Year's Eve.i would highly recommend this hotel,staff,food,everything about this venue was incredible.
by Julie Reidy on Thu, 28th November, 2013
We had a wonderful wedding in the Ballygarry on the 8th November 2013. The staff were always so pleasant and helpful when ever we needed them. The management and Padraig always went out of there way to give us whatever we wanted or needed for our big day. I couldn't recommend this hotel enough for a wedding, based on staff, venue, food everything is just to the highest quality. Thanks again for a wonderful day. Padraig & Julie Reidy
by Jim & Shirley on Thu, 28th November, 2013
We held our wedding at Ballygarry in August and have nothing but positive things to say about it. The hotel specialises in weddings and everything they do shows it - the management team and staff are all extremely professional and friendly and everyone went out of their way to make sure our big day was as special as it possibly could be. I can't fault the place and we will be back there again and again based on the fabulous experience we had on our big day.
by Sean & Marie on Thu, 28th November, 2013
We had the most amazing experience at Ballygarry, from start to finish. The team pride themselves on what they do, and it shows! They are extremely experienced and no request was too difficult to handle. Amazing experience on the day - food, wines, drinks, service, flowers, gardens, everything was just perfect. Ballygarry House is head and shoulders above the rest!
by Conor P O'Byrne on Thu, 28th November, 2013
Definitely Ireland's best wedding venue. Spectacular grounds and wonderful staff. And the food is amazing.
by Siobhan on Wed, 27th November, 2013
We highly recommend this wonderful hotel Ballygarry House to any couple who are planning their wedding and looking for a wedding venue. On the day of our wedding, the staff were very helpful and professional and the wedding coordinator Helen made sure everthing that we asked was done and everyone was very well looked after. We loved our special day in Ballygarry House and wish we could do it all over again.
by Shelagh OConnor on Wed, 27th November, 2013
This is the most scenic, friendly, and clean hotel I have ever been in. I visit from the States every year and I am always amazed at how well this hotel is run each time. From the kitchen staff to the lounge staff and Management everyone is always very courteous, attentive to my needs, and all are beautifully dressed and clean. I am amazed at how clean this hotel is at any time of the day or night, every employee pays attention to detail in every sense of the word. The Spa is a huge plus for me as I have taken advantage of every aspect of this incredible facility. For wedding party it is the best Hotel in the ... Read more
by margaret on Wed, 27th November, 2013
From the momvent we called to ballygarry house to pick a venue for our special day we knew we had hit the jackpot . Helen made everything so easy for us. We dont need FRANC we had Helen. Outstanding venue .fab food excellent service and stunning gardens for photos. I Highly recomend ballygarry to any body looking for a wedding venue.
by Mairead and Tim OSullivan on Wed, 27th November, 2013
We had our wedding in June this year in Ballygarry House in Tralee. This venue has it all, gardens, a new drinks reception area called the Pavilion, beautiful function room for the meal, accommodation which is of a very high standard, the wonderful spa, of course the delicious food, unbelieveable service and not forgetting the staff, the most friendly, helpful, polite and professional staff we have ever come accross. A huge thank you goes to Padraig who was a gem to deal with. We would highly recommend Ballygarry House to any couple who are looking for a really good wedding venue. Thanks again to everyone, it was very much appreciated.
by ivor and bernardine on Wed, 27th November, 2013
Best wedding venue we have encountered so far from all the weddings we have attended very well managed
by Susan on Wed, 27th November, 2013
A truly dedicated & professional staff, we had a fabulous day from start to finish.
by Emma on Wed, 27th November, 2013
Ballygarry helped make my day so special, a special thank you to Tadhg & Padraig for their professionalism & personal input to our wedding day.
by adrienne healy on Wed, 27th November, 2013
We had glorious 3 days in June.The stress of the wedding preparation evaporated when we met with Padraig and team for the final run through. Their good humoured calm soothed our frayed nerves ,and set the tone for the service we were to receive during our magical days in Ballygarry. The hotel and grounds are a perfect wedding venue; beautiful decor and a stunningly photogenic garden,but it is the staff that shine the brightest. Our 120 guests were made feel special when the arrived, while they partied (till very very late), and as they recovered all the following day. So mile buiochas to you and your staff Padraig. We will forever be grateful. The very happy couple...Des and Adrienne. P.S. ... Read more
by Niall and Karen moulds on Wed, 27th November, 2013
Padraig And his staff - ( from the moment we booked our wedding) took over everything to do with the hotel and made our day one of the best of our lives . The hotel was amazing . The staff second to none . Highly recommend this hotel
by Margaret Johnson on Wed, 27th November, 2013
First Class Wedding Venue!! The venue, staff and location of The Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa is perfect for a wedding. Our Wedding day was excellent, helped by the staff being friendly, accommodating, and efficient. We had lots of complementary comments the next day. A lot of people said it was the best Wedding they had ever been to and were ever likely to attend! I have to say that the food was amazing, and the service was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and they were all very attentive throughout the day. The gardens around the hotel are beautiful, we have so many gorgeous photos. We would like to say a big thank you to all ... Read more
by Sharon Ellen on Wed, 27th November, 2013
The management & staff of this hotel made our wedding so relaxing & enjoyable. We didn't have to worry about a thing they looked after everything so professionally & reliably.
by Sharon on Wed, 27th November, 2013
A truly 5* service from a professional & dedicated staff.
by Veronica Kelly on Wed, 27th November, 2013
We got married on New Year's Eve 2012. From our very first meeting with the staff at Ballygarry we explained that we wanted our wedding to be about our guests. We wanted our day to be a celebration of the great friends and family we have and an opportunity to enjoy ringing in the new year with our favourite people. This was delivered and more. Although we were quite relaxed about our wedding day; there are always those little fears in the back of your mind that something might go a miss along the way. If your wedding is held in Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, than rest assured, you can put those fears to rest. Ballygarry to me is ... Read more
by Marie and Pat on Wed, 27th November, 2013
Our wedding was held in Ballygarry House in August 2012 and it was outstanding from start to finish. The management and staff were all fantastic and could not do enough for us, we could not have asked for more.
by Rose o meara on Mon, 25th November, 2013
When you book a venue for your wedding you hope that when you choose a hotel that they care as much about your day as you do. If you choose the Ballygarry House Hotel you are assure to find people dedicated to making your special day a reality. Myself and my husband Billy held our wedding in the Ballygarry House Hotel on the 18/10/2013. From our initial consultation in November of 2012 to our check out on Saturday the 19 th of October. Words can not describe the service that the team in the Ballygarry provided us. Helen one of the wedding coordinator went through all the packages they provided then she asked what we wanted and she tailored a ... Read more
by Marie Fitzgerald on Mon, 25th November, 2013
Well what can i say about the wonderful and friendly staff of the Ballygarry. Throughout the planning for our specail day,no job was ever too big or too small for Helen and no stone left unturned. Their attention to detail is second to none. Padraig's advise and guidance ment so much to us, especially in the last few weeks, we will be forever indebted. I remember as we turned into the Ballygarry Hotel on our wedding day my husband and i both looked at each other and said thank God we had chosen the Ballygarry as we knew we had nothing to worry about. The day and night was so specail and most enjoyable. Our guests still talk about the ... Read more
by Aideen Sexton on Mon, 25th November, 2013
From the moment we walked into the Ballygarry House Hotel and met with Padraig McGillicuddy to discuss wedding packages, I knew we were going to book with them straight away. I have never felt more relaxed and confident in their abilities to manage our wedding to perfection. Their professionalism and attention to detail was outstanding and their wealth of experience made me feel all bases were covered including things I didn't even realise. I do feel that the Ballygarry House Hotel offered us a sense of luxury and I felt that it really was a cut above other hotels where we attended weddings. All our guests gave us amazing feed back regarding the food and the fabulous gardens and the ... Read more
by Maire Mac O Mahony on Mon, 25th November, 2013
My wedding took place in Ballygarry house Hotel Tralee. What can I say about this hotel , It is so luxurious , It has fabulous friendly staff and excellent food. If you are looking to relax and enjoy your wedding day, leave it in the hands of Ballygarry House Hotel and sit back and enjoy !!! The hotel management will ensure everything goes to plan. I always return to Ballygarry house Hotel for christenings / birthdays and anniversaries as I know we will be well looked after. I would like to thank Ballygarry house Hotel for the warmth and friendly atmosphere we always receive in this hotel. Well done !!! I cannot recommend it enough !!!! Maire Mac O'Mahony
by Nora & Andrew Wilson on Mon, 25th November, 2013
We were married over a year ago, but still remember the day as if it was yesterday. With both of us living in the UK, we were expecting to face problems trying to organise a wedding in another country, but all of the staff at Ballygarry were so helpful and put our minds at ease from the minute we meet Padraig & Helen. No request was too small or too great. The recommendations which Padraig came up with, for music and entertainment, hit the spot. The guests still rave about the food, not alone the taste but the generous amounts that were on offer. I think they're best memory is the platter of deserts, you won't find this being offered ... Read more
by Aileen & Kevin O Connor on Mon, 25th November, 2013
We got married here in January 2011. We found Cathal and all the staff in the Ballygarry extremely helpful and friendly in the lead up and even after the big day, with Cathal always having a friendly word for us anytime we have been there since, at other weddings. They take away any worries regarding the food etc that you might have if you had your wedding in another hotel....as one guest said I have yet to be at a wedding at the Ballygarry where the food was only alright. All the staff at the Ballygarry definitely played a huge part in making our wedding day the best day of our lives! Thanks Padraig, Cathal, Helen and all the Team!! ... Read more
by marion, denis on Mon, 25th November, 2013
great place to have your wedding in Kerry in fact da only place really simple as that !!
by Mary Joe and Louis O'Neill on Sun, 24th November, 2013
We got married on the 13th of July 2013, in Ballygarry House and Hotel. When I was choosing the hotel, I wanted a hotel that would have a beautiful meal for our guests and that it wasn't posh but friendly and welcoming. It was a beautiful setting and everything was done perfectly to ensure all our guests had a great time. Especially as many of them had travelled a great distance. The garden were beautiful for our drinks reception, and the guests were impressed with the layout. Guests were able to mingle and chat, while waiting for our arrival back to the hotel. We had a guest in a wheelchair, and him and his family couldn't believe how well the ... Read more
by Ann Marie Coleman on Sun, 24th November, 2013
Martin and I got married in Ballygarry House Hotel on 11/11/11. It is difficult to put into words how fantastic everything about our weekend weekend was. The staff starting with Cathal and Padraig, Reception, bar staff.... the list goes on, they were all amazing and could not do enough for us. I think though what really made them stand out for us was the number of guests (and we had a big number) that came to us on the day and since our wedding praising the staff, service, food etc at the hotel shows the class of this hotel. It is not just the top table that gets this amazing experience it's all your guests which I think is a ... Read more
by Bart Murphy on Sun, 24th November, 2013
Where do we begin? Ballygarry House is a stunning hotel and the service and food are exceptional! We recently got married in Kerry and had our reception here. We had 200 people for a 4 course meal at our wedding as well as numerous meals prior in the restaurants and bar and each and every one was perfect. We had guests occupying 55 rooms over our wedding weekend in July and each and every one could not say enough about the place, service, food and spa. The staff really cannot do enough for you. A special thanks to Cathal, Helen and Padraig and all of the team for making everything run so smoothly and perfectly and for making every guest ... Read more
by Lee-Anne on Sat, 23rd November, 2013
I personally love the Ballygarry House Hotel. We got Married in May and the only hotel I wanted to have my reception was the Ballygarry House Hotel. The staff were so friendly and helpful from start to finish, even the morning after our wedding they came out and helped us pack up our car and take the ribbons off, which I was amazed at, as the wedding was paid for at this stage. Everything about the Ballygarry is fabulous, I don't know anywhere to match all the things it offers from food, location, friendliness etc and the other thing I always notice that when I go back into the hotel today just for bar food they still recognise us and ... Read more
by Grainne nagle on Sat, 23rd November, 2013
We got married at Ballygarry in September we could not have asked for a better venue. From the minute we booked our wedding there we could not have found the staff more helpful. We didn't have to worry about a thing leading up to the wedding the hotel helped us with everything . On the day we got the warmest welcome when we arrived and it was just like a fairytale. All the members of staff were amazing and so helpful all our guests complimented the meal and staff.. Ballygarry made planing our wedding so easy I would highly recommend them for your wedding
by Tanya & Greg on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
Upon getting engaged, we knew straight away we wanted our reception in the ballygarry as we had been to a few weddings here previously. On booking our wedding day we dealt with Padraig, Cathal and Helen. They were a pleasure to deal with, nothing was a problem and they took all the stress out of planning our wedding day. Our wedding day was perfect, from the magnificent gardens to the fabulous ballroom. The service and all the staff was fantastic. Our meal was fabulous, complimented by the piano playing in the background we are still getting compliments about the meal and the evening buffet. Our wedding day was perfect and thanks again to all at the hotel for making our ... Read more
by Tanya & Greg on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
Upon getting engaged, we didn't question where we were going to have our wedding reception. having been to other weddings at the Ballygarry it was our number one choice. Booking our wedding we dealt with Padraig, Cathal and Helen.They were all a pleasure to deal with. On the several occasion we met, they were all so helpful and couldnt give us enough advice and help when organizing our big day, taking all the stress out of our organizing. Upon arriving at the hotel everything was just fabulous from the glorious gardens to the spectacular ballroom. Our meal was just delicious, complimented by the piano playing in the background, people are still talking about the food, the service and the buffet ... Read more
by Noreen Donnelly on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
My Sister had her wedding there feb this year and I must say from entering the door of ballygarry and leaving the next day the service was excellent, staff sooo friendy and the food delicious. This wedding will not be forgotten. Well done all in ballygarry for all the hard work.
by Selina O'Connor on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
From the moment we stepped into the beautiful Ballygarry house hotel, we knew there could be no other venue for our Wedding, but as beautiful as the hotel and its surrounding are it really was the professionalism and courtesy of the staff that overwhelmed us. We were made to feel so special, it was hard to imagine that all the attention to detail was passed on to all the other couples that also had Ballygarry as their wedding venue, but I have been to many weddings and other occasions there since and they pull out all the stops when it comes to looking after their customers. I would highly recommend Ballygarry as a Fantastic venue to hold your wedding and ... Read more
by Pat & Elaine O'Keeffe on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
My husband and I had our wedding reception in the beautiful Ballygarry on a crisp Friday in February 2013. From the outset, we were treated like we were the only couple to get married in the hotel and we felt that our business was so much appreciated. We were so grateful for the advice and the time that Padraig gave us on the lead up to our Big Day. Words cannot express how over whelmed we were with all that the staff and management did for us and our guests on the day itself. People are still talking about the amazing food, decor and staff. Wishing Ballygarry all the best for the future and we are looking forward to returning ... Read more
by John and Aileen on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
We cannot recommend Ballygarry House Hotel highly enough to anyone who is thinking of booking a venue. There is a huge amount of hotels to choose from, but for our special day, it had to be Ballygarry for us. We knew the food and service would be top class and on our wedding day, and this it was, it was truly excellent. With the gardens and Pavilion, which was a wow when the guests arrived for the drinks on arrival. The wedding room itself was beautiful, it took our breath away when we entered the room for the first time on our wedding day. And the food, the service, the staff and all of the managers we dealt with, everything ... Read more
by Karen Farrell on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
Priding itself on ‘warmth and welcome’, Ballygarry House does not disappoint in providing both and much, much more. Having looked at a number of other venues for our wedding day, we immediately disregarded any others and were highly impressed with every facet of the hotel. From the friendly and engaging staff, to the high quality décor of the hotel and the amazingly tranquil gardens, the hotel ticked all the boxes and more. From the very moment we expressed an interest in using the venue for our big day, the staff took a genuine interest in our requests and were always on hand to discuss any issues/concerns/suggestions that we had for the day. Our wedding day was everything we hoped for ... Read more
by Lorraine Moloney on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
Both Paul & I were thrilled with our descision to choose Ballygarry House Hotel as our wedding venue. From the moment we met with Helen we instantly knew we did not have to worry about anything, we knew our special day would all be taken care of with extreme professionalism, and we were certainly correct. The sun was shining on our special day and everyone was out enjoying the beautiful gardens, all our guests were extremely well taken of. The staff were friendy, well presented and professional. The bridal party were left to sit in the gardens while all the guests were asked to sit for their meal. While this was being done we were allowed to have 20 mins ... Read more
by Miriam O' Sullivan on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
My husband, Seamus and I celebrated our wedding on the 12th of October 2013 in the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in Tralee Co. Kerry. I had been to two weddings there previously and it really blew me away and I knew that when my day would come, it would have to be in the Ballygarry. We contacted Helen in September 2012 and from her first email, we could straight away tell that it was going to be a pleasure to be planning our wedding with her on board. We met with her and Thys and several occasions prior to the wedding and they could not do enough to make the day special. As Seamus is from Wexford and I ... Read more
by Pat & Elaine O'Keeffe on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
My husband and I had over wedding reception in the beautiful Ballygarry on a crisp Friday in February 2013. From the outset we were treated like we were the only couple to get married in the the hotel and we felt that our business was so much appreciated. We were so grateful for the advice and the time that Padraig gave us on the lead up to our Big Day. Words cannot express how over whelmed we were with all that the staff and management guests did for us and our guest on the day itself and our guests are still talking about the food, decor and staff. Wishing Ballygarry all the best for the future and we are looking ... Read more
by Marie Fitzgerald on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
Well what can I say about Padraig and his wonderful and extremely friendly team at the Ballygarry. They were just superb, and so helpful. Helen who never leaves a stone unturned and Padraig for his advice and guidance, we shall be eternally grateful. Anything and everything we asked for was delivered with style and elegance, which is very important for us on our special day. Its over two years since we got married and I remember as we turned in to Ballygarry, my husband and I looked at each other and said Thank God we had chosen Ballygarry as we knew everything would be perfect and so it was. We had a wonderful, stress free, most enjoyable evening and night ... Read more
by Ciara Buckley on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
We choose Ballygarry House as our venue based on their long-held reputation for quality, perfection, reliability and experience. It is a most well deserved reputation. We had a wonderful experience.
by Caroline O' Donoghue on Fri, 22nd November, 2013
The Ballygarry is where Pat & I got married on the 29th of September 2007. It was the most amazing day of our lives. From the start the Ballygarry were terrific. We dealt with both Helen & Cathal when we were planning our day. They were professional & friendly & we found that we could ask them anything no matter how silly we thought the question was. On the day it was perfect. The Ballygarry has such beautiful surroundings for photos no matter what the weather! We were blessed to have lovely weather & had our drinks reception outside n the beautiful lawns. So many people commented on how lovely it was. We got champagne on arrival (I got my ... Read more
by Siobhan Flynn on Thu, 21st November, 2013
Got married in 2010 and everything about ballygarry was top class - from the early planning stages with Cathal right through to the day itself we couldn't fault a single thing. Can't recommend them highly enough x
by Joan Spring on Mon, 18th November, 2013
The Ballygarry House Hotel was the setting for our wonderful wedding last July. It was probably the hottest day of the year in Ireland temps hitting over 30degrees. The management, especially Cathal and Padraig and all the staff were absolutely fantastic on the day and also on the lead up to the day. It must have been so hard to work in that heat but they still managed to do it all so effortlessly and still had smiles on their faces at the end. This hotel is the most perfect location for any wedding size and they can help organise ur day to no matter how big or small ur budget is. Its a friendly atmosphere and so very professional ... Read more
by Emer & Eoin on Mon, 11th November, 2013
We recently held our wedding reception at Ballygarry House. As frequent enough visitors to the hotel for Sunday lunch & various functions etc we knew that we would get brilliant service and ours guests would be blown away by Ballygarry, but we have to say it exceeded even those lofty expectations. The weather was fairly wild on the day but we were calm out, comfortable in the knowledge that our guests were going to receive the warmest of welcomes once they reached the hotel. From the moment we arrived we had guests raving about how perfect the Pavilion is for a drinks reception and the trad band went down a storm, so thanks to Padraig for suggesting them to us. ... Read more
by John Enright on Mon, 11th November, 2013
First Class from start to finish!
by Marion and James on Sat, 9th November, 2013
James and I would like to thank each and everyone at Ballygarry House for looking after us and our families so well on our special day. Our first meeting was with Padraig and from the onset he set us at ease with his knowledge and professionalism. We knew from having been to weddings before at the Hotel that it was beautiful but nothing prepares you for the feelings that you experience on your own wedding day. It was a real Irish day in that the showers were never far away but we were delighted with the Pavilion as it was so cozy with open fires and stunning décor. The drinks reception and music started the celebrations and it was great ... Read more
by Mairead Curran on Sat, 9th November, 2013
From them moment the planning began, our hearts were set on Ballygarry House Hotel for our wedding day. Having attended at other weddings there, we knew that the meals had always had great reviews from guests and the settings of the grounds and hotel interior are stunning. The GM Padraig talked us through the details in such a friendly, yet utterly professional way and was available to us right through the planning journey to calmly solve qualms, queries and panic attacks! I will always remember the moment I stepped out of the car at the hotel on the big day. Not being a fan of the limelight, I felt like a rabbit in headlights. Padraig spotted this straight away (no ... Read more
by Noreen Wrenn on Fri, 8th November, 2013
From our very first visit to the Ballygarry House Hotel, the staff and management were fantastic. in the planning stages everyone made it so easy for us, so caring, friendly and amazingly helpful.I couldn't praise the management and staff enough because they made our wedding so special. their attention to detail, their precision and execution if the day is second to none. If you want a day that you will never forget you will definitely receive it with the Ballygarry. also what we both find it so nice that nearly 6 years later since our Wedding Dat our guests still speak of the amazing service and day they had in the Ballygarry and when we pop in for a bite ... Read more
by Laraine o'Donnell on Fri, 8th November, 2013
We got married in the Ballygarry House Hotel on 20th December 2008 and it was one of the best days of our lives, the staff were all very helpful and professional and nothing was a bother. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone as it has everything at hand and its also has a very relaxing feel about it, there is amazing gardens for you to take your pictures there is a bridge and fountains and a lovely walk way up to hotel from gardens and has since added on a pavilion and this is also lovely for taking photo's. I couldn't recommend this more highly to people our best man was a bit nervous about his speech and Padraig ... Read more
by Jillian Kerins on Fri, 8th November, 2013
We got married back in 2006 and the staff of the Ballygarry couldn't be more polite or caring, they catered for all types of diets and really made it our special day, the attention to detail was at its utmost of perfection, rooms were beautiful and so clean. all in all top class hotel.
by Imelda O'Connor on Fri, 8th November, 2013
I got married 13 and a half years ago in the Ballygarry, it was 6th May 2000. From the very first meeting with Owen to discuss the date, menus etc, we were treated with such a welcome and made to feel our business was appreciated. Our big day was hassle free, we didn't have to worry about one thing, the hotel's wonderful management, namely, Helen and Cathal and their staff looked after everything so all we had to do was enjoy ourselves and try and meet all the guests! I have great memories of my day and would recommend the hotel highly to anyone, no matter the occasion. I've never had a bad experience with food or service in the ... Read more
by Grace Daniels on Fri, 8th November, 2013
My then fiancé suggested we go into Ballygarry for a look, we were meant to just drive by so he could see its general location and appearance. I told him not to be silly, we'd need to book an appointment. He asked at reception if we could inquire about weddings and was told that it was no problem at all, take a seat, have tea, and Cathal would be right with us. He showed us around, and as soon as Joe saw the Pavilion his jaw dropped, and he said "This is the place". From the moment we booked Ballygarry I knew that we didn't have to worry at all about anything relating to our venue, which was brilliant as ... Read more
by Muireann McElligott-Curran on Fri, 8th November, 2013
Being a native Kerry woman, we were always going to get married at Ballygarry House. Their reputation is renowned locally and we just knew if we wanted something that bit extra special Ballygarry was the venue that would deliver. Our first experience with the hotel was walking in off the street to be meet by Padraig. He talked us through the whole wedding experience and was glad to answer any queries we had. He also showed us around and spent so much time with us. This was how our experience with the hotel was to continue. The staff are so welcoming and no request is too big or too small. Any of the guests that stayed at the hotel for ... Read more
by Kenny and Rebecca McDonnell on Wed, 6th November, 2013
Ballygarry had a great reputation before the wedding and they didn't let us down on the day. The venue and organisation were excellent. The food and service was very good and was complimented by all our guests. I couldn't recommend Ballygarry highly enough to anyone wanting an enjoyable, memorable and stress-free wedding day.
by Lorraine O'Toole on Wed, 6th November, 2013
There is only one word to describe our wedding day in Ballygarry House Hotel...amazing! There was always someone to meet with us or answer any questions we may have had and no request was too big or too small. Once we arrived in the hotel everything went like clockwork and our guests are still ranting and raving about the amazing venue, service and food they recieved on the day! It was fantastic from beginning to end and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
by Lorraine Dooley on Wed, 6th November, 2013
We got married in the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in September 2013, and everything was absolutely fantastic. I could not praise the management and staff enough. The manager of the hotel Thys was brilliant to deal with and everything was truly amazing on the day. We were lucky enough with lovely weather on the day, so we had our drinks reception in the beautiful gardens overlooking the spectacular water fountain. The food on the day was superb and so many of our guests complemented the amazing meal, cooking steak for such a large number of guests is a difficult thing to do but every steak was cooked to absolute perfection for each guest. The staff in this hotel really ... Read more
by Judith Cox on Tue, 5th November, 2013
Ballygarry House was top of my list from the outset of wedding venues to visit, I'd attended weddings of very close friends there in the past and as well as having a great day out, my friends had raved about the service and high standards. Ballygarry - as a hotel in itself, is one of those places where you instantly feel comfortable, the staff are friendly, efficient and approachable, nothing is too much trouble. The food is lovely and the surroundings are all built for comfort and making guests feel at ease. However if you're talking 'wedding' - then it all goes to another level entirely. From that first meeting we had to discuss potential dates, we felt like we ... Read more
by Caroline Murphy on Sun, 3rd November, 2013
Our wedding date was 13th September 2013. We both live in the UK so took some time in August 2012 to research some venues. In total we looked at 7 in and around the cork/kerry area. Once we were shown around Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa we knew this was the place for us. By far the best hotel we had visited. From that moment on we had absolutely no worries about our wedding reception. As I said we both live in the UK and most of our contact was through email and by phone. This was absolutely no problem and always received a speedy reply. Thys was our wedding co-ordinator and throughout the whole process he was excellent. From ... Read more
by Paul & Sheila McKeown on Sat, 2nd November, 2013
It was one of the best decisions of our lives to have our wedding in the Ballygarry House Hotel. There was no question that we would have our reception there as even back in 1987 the Ballygarry House Hotel was 'THE' place to go. We met Owen Mc (McGillicuddy) who helped us plan our big day, we knew from that moment that there was no need to worry -everything was in good hands. From the moment we stepped inside the reception we knew we had made the right decision. The famous Ballygarry welcome, the friendly banter, it was as though the staff were part of our family. We were amazed not only with how smoothly and efficiently everything went but ... Read more
by Marie Beirne on Fri, 1st November, 2013
We had our Wedding in Ballygarry House Hotel in September and it was a fantastic day from start to finish. Everything was wonderful, the food was excellent and very plentiful. The service was outstanding and the attention to detail on the day way exceeded our exceptions. Can we say a huge thank you to everyone - to Cathal who took our Bestman aside and calmed his nerves, to Helen who was constantly available to me at the end of the phone in the run up to the wedding, to Padraig who never left our side once we arrived at the hotel. I cannot recommend Ballygarry House Hotel highly enough, the gardens are gorgeous, very comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff ... Read more
by Claire & Simon on Sun, 27th October, 2013
We cannot recommend Ballygarry House Hotel highly enough as a wedding venue! From our first meeting with Padraig, we knew our wedding was in safe hands and we certainly weren't disappointed. What sets this hotel apart from everywhere else are its staff and the wealth of experience they bring to wedding planning. This hotel has wedding planning down to a fine art and all we needed was two meetings with Padraig and a few emails in the months preceding the wedding to have everything organised! From the minute we arrived at the reception on the day, we didn't have to worry about a thing. The day and timings were carefully planned out by the staff and everything ran exactly to ... Read more
by Michael & Jackie Griffin on Wed, 23rd October, 2013
We held our reception at Ballygarry House and it was the best decision we made regarding our wedding day. From the moment we arrived, everything was taken care of by the team and we did not have to ask for anything, no effort was spared in ensuring that our day was both enjoyable and memorable. Throughout the entire day, no detail was missed, however small. Every guest we spoke to on the day and since have complimented us on the meal and the setting. We have recommended Ballygarry to other family members since.
by Karen Lynch on Tue, 22nd October, 2013
We visited a number of hotels when trying to choose the perfect place for our wedding but on visiting Ballygarry House and speaking with Padraig we knew straight away we didn’t want to go anywhere else! Their professional manner, years of experience and easy-going approach made us feel totally comfortable and stress-free, we knew we were in safe hands! Every time we contacted the hotel, people could not have been more helpful. Whether it was Padraig, Cathal or Thys in relation to even the smallest details for the wedding itself or Elaine for accommodation, there was always somebody there to help us out or offer sound advice which we knew we could trust. This really meant a lot to us. ... Read more
by Jean & Joe Ryan on Fri, 18th October, 2013
We had a Christmas Winter Reception in the Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee last Dec. Our experience with the hotel can only be described as 'bliss'. There are so many things to organise on the lead up to your big day, so many worries, but 1 thing we never worried about was the our wedding reception. Our wedding planner Cathal was an absolute perfectionist, so organised, so experienced and such a nice approachable man to deal with. We gave them a few basic ideas of what we wanted, and the Ballygarry took all our dreams and wishes to a new higher level. I wouldn't change a thing about our big day & thoroughly recommend the amazing venue to any couples planning ... Read more
by Jacklyn O Connor on Wed, 16th October, 2013
The Ballygarry House Hotel exceeded all of my expectations on our wedding day. From the napkins on the table to the food, every detail was seen to with such elegance and professionalism. Their impeccable manner and service makes it easy for me to recommend Ballygarry House to any future bride. You will be treated with such grace and care by all of the Staff here, and they truly do make it a day to remember.
by Deirdre O Brien on Tue, 15th October, 2013
Myself and my husband Dan had our Wedding Reception in Ballygarry House Hotel on July 26th. There are no words to express how wonderful our day was, and it was all down to the care and attention to detail of the staff of the hotel. Your hotel and staff are an absolute credit to you all. From the day we made an enquiry about booking our wedding day the service we received was outstanding. The hotel took great time and consideration into creating the perfect menu for our guests. On the day we couldn't have asked for more. The meal was beautifully presented, warm, tasted amazing, huge portions and the special dietary needs of all our guests were met efficiently ... Read more
by Karen & Kieran on Sun, 13th October, 2013
22nd June 2013 The Ballygarry House surpassed all of our expectations for our wedding reception. The quality of service which they provided for us was exceptional. From the initial planning stages they were able to offer us invaluable advice for the smooth running of the whole occasion. The Pavillion, where the drinks reception is held, created a very warm and welcoming atmosphere for all our guests. The Ballygarry pride themselves on their reputation for fine food and they certainly delivered on our special day. We can't rate the Ballygarry House highly enough, based on our own experience. We'd like to give a very special mention to Helen, our co-ordinator and to Cathal, our right hand man on the day, for ... Read more
by sinead murphy on Sun, 13th October, 2013
We took a lot of time and effort in selecting a venue to make our wedding day as special as possible. From the moment we booked Ballygarry House Hotel, we could not have received better care, attention and help from both the wedding coordinator and Ballygarry staff. Any thing we wanted on the day we got far better then we could imagine. From the moment we were greeted in the Wedding car when we pulled up outside the door to when we departing the following day, we were made so so special. The reception before the meal was flawless. It was brilliant to greet all the staff before the meal. The meal was out of this world. All the guests ... Read more
by Elma Huggard on Thu, 10th October, 2013
We held our wedding here and it was fantastic, would not change one thing. From the first meeting we had staff were so helpful. We had a jazz band in the garden along with champagne reception. The gardens are perfect for this. Our guests still talk about how lovely the food was. Padraig the manager could not do enough on the day even rearranging the top table 5 mins before dinner started as rector had to leave. My aunt felt ill early into the evening and he arranged a room for her to lie down. The only problem you will have is getting a date here as its reputation says it all.
by Karen Nolan on Thu, 10th October, 2013
I would just like to say a massive thank you to Thys and all his team at Ballygarry House Hotel. Myself and John held our wedding reception here on 26th september. From the moment we met Thys on inquiring about the venue all the way through to our special day we couldn't have asked for more from him. All we had to do was show up on the day !! The perfection in every last detail was amazing.A big thank you to the chefs for a fabulous meal and the waitresses/waiters and bar staff for their fantastic service. And to the management who treated us like royalty. We couldn't have asked for better service. Thank you all so much, we ... Read more
by Gina & Finbar Griffin on Thu, 10th October, 2013
I got married in Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa in Dec 2002. I couldn't fault the day. From the moment I met with Padraig & Helen all my requests were looked after. I had a buffet style wedding, which was uncommon at the time but the Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa laid out the most amazing buffet I have ever seen. The presentation was perfect, the food was delicious and the service was second to none. Thank you BGH !
by Eileen Davis on Thu, 10th October, 2013
Eileen Davis & George Marshall 19/09/2013 A superb country house experience is the best way to describe Ballygarry House hotel & spa. Their attention to detail is exceptional. From the moment we got engaged, we knew that there was only one venue that could help us realise our dream wedding. Ballygarry House Hotel surpassed our expectations in every way. The venue is fabulous with its spacious pavilion for the drinks reception, lush gardens with water features for the photographs and its elegant dining room. The Staff who work like a closely knit family are friendly, courteous, professional and highly trained and Aristotle summed up their highly honed skills & work ethic perfectly with the following quote ‘Excellence is an art ... Read more
by Sharon and Keith Power on Thu, 10th October, 2013
From the first moment we spoke to Padraig nearly two years ago we knew The Ballygarry House Hotel was the place for us. We booked within 3 weeks and our wedding preparation took off. What I liked first about the hotel was that the packages were for the whole day, from the drinks reception to the tea and coffee later on in the night, so there was never going to be any hidden extras. It was always easy to get in contact with any of the wedding managers and any questions were answered quickly. The day itself went off without a hitch and Cathal was behind us at the top table to put everyone at ease. The layout of the ... Read more
by Caroline Kelly on Thu, 10th October, 2013
We had the most amazing wedding reception thanks to all the staff at the Ballygarry hotel. They really looked after us and they made us and our guests feel so welcome. I cannot fault the service we got before, during and after our special day. The food was just AMAZING and the portion sizes were extremely generous (They actually have the best chefs ever!!). We constantly had a full glass of wine/water, never had to ask for a drink during the meal. The waitressing staff and management were just fantastic on the day, attended to our every need. I would highly recommend the Ballygarry to anyone who is getting married. You will not be let down! Such friendly staff, fantastic ... Read more
by Ailish & Liam Collins on Tue, 8th October, 2013
Ballygarry was outstanding in everyway from start to finish. No job was too big or too small. Padraig Helen and Thys's help leading up to our wedding day was exceptional. On the day of our wedding, everything was excellent, Padraig, Cathal and Thys gave us a hearth warming welcome, food was amazing, service was surperb, staff were very friendly and efficient. Many of our guest complimented the hotel on its outstanding service and food. The grounds were a perfect setting for our jazz band and our drinks reception and most importantly we have fantastic pictures taken on the grounds. Overall Ballygarry was exceptional, amazing and made our day even more memorable. Thanks Ballygarry Ailish & Liam Collins
by Annette Roche Clifford on Tue, 8th October, 2013
Annette & Kenneth Clifford 30/8/2013 When myself and Kenneth got engaged we narrowed our wedding venues down to 4 venues, the first we visited was ballygarry house hotel on which we met with padraig. When Padraig went through everything with us, showing us the amazing Pavilion for drinks reception and fabulous luscious green gardens, the beautifully decorated dinning room and the different options of menus to suit all budgets we we were instantly (so to speak) "sold" we picked our date there and then and booked as we both knew we did not want to see any other venue. Throughout the planning everyone at the ballygarry could not have done enough between Helen, thyse and Padriag they all made everything ... Read more
by Sabrina on Thu, 26th September, 2013
James and I would like to thank you so much for making our day one of the best day of our lives. From the beginning when we chose Ballygarry House our minds were at ease knowing that everything would be taken care of. The comments from our guests on the standard of food to the service was fantastic and there is not one thing we would change. We are still getting comments from people who attended! The gardens were beautiful for our pictures and drinks reception and the day ran so smoothly. We would like to say a special thanks to Cathal for the guidance with the last minute speech arrangements and to Thys for driving us on the day ... Read more
by Liz Sheehan on Wed, 4th September, 2013
My partners family are from Kerry so we decided to get married over there as we are both from the UK. We looked at various venues in Kerry but the Bally Garry House Hotel and Spa won hands down. From the moment I spoke to the manager about viewing the venue up until our actual wedding I cannot fault anything to do with this hotel. My first contact was with Helen the wedding co-ordinator, she was just fantastic!!She gave me the dates that were available and gave all the suggestions as to what to do on the lead up to the wedding... infact I can honestly say they made it totally stress free. They help you every step of the ... Read more
by Gillian Bradley on Tue, 30th July, 2013
Our wedding was the 21st June this year. We chose Ballygarry due to its fantastic reputation and also my parents were married there over 30 years ago. It was as superb back then (from what I'm told) as it is now. From the outset nothing was a problem. We met with Helen on several occasions and discussed various aspects of the wedding reception, where Helen shared her advice with us from years of experience. I immediately felt at ease and knew we had made the right decision. The day before the wedding I went to Ballygarry with my chief bridesmaid with bags full of décor bits and bobs, with no real sense of exactly where things would go. Helen and ... Read more
by Louise on Fri, 19th July, 2013
Choosing a wedding venue its not an easy task, there is a lot of choice out there.Some offer good value for money , but a basic standard of service.Some offer excellent service, but a rather plain setting. Ballygarry has everything. Competent staff, a beautiful setting, attention to detail, amazing food and top quality service. On the day itself, everything went smoothly, the management and staff were amazing and I could not fault them in any way shape or form. Again, as you will see from other reviews, your day will be a memorable day, not just for you, but for your guests as well. Confidence in your wedding co-ordinator is a must, and trust me when I say, on your ... Read more
by Dawn Walsh on Tue, 16th July, 2013
Would just like to say Ballygarry House Hotel did an amazing job for our wedding on the 7th June 2013. Everybody in the hotel made it a day to remember down to the Wedding Co-Ordinator, Banquet Co-Ordinator and waiting staff and our guest and family had nothing but raving reviews about the food, gardens, reception and the staff on the day. It is now over a month on and I still have guests telling me that they have never been to a venue like Ballygarry and how the food was top class and could not fault a single thing! Helen McCarthy the Wedding Co-Ordinator also did an amazing job with the menu tasting and setting up the week of the ... Read more
by Sarah Butler on Fri, 5th July, 2013
I honestly can't praise Ballygarry House enough. Almost immediately after enquiring about dates I had a phone call and an email from Thys offering to answer any questions we had. We were planning our wedding from Australia so finding a venue that would look after pretty much everything for us was top of our list. Choosing Ballygarry House proved to be the best decision we could have made for our wedding day. Between Helen, Cathal, Thys and Padraig absolutely every detail was looked after, both in the lead up and on the day itself. Drinks, table settings, chair covers, reception canapes - we didn't have to worry about any of it. On the day itself everything ran so smoothly, definitely ... Read more
by Trish on Tue, 25th June, 2013
Well let's see, from the minute we enquired (because there wasn't another hotel on my radar!), we were met with a high level of personal service, attention, & friendliness. We were able to arrange a date to meet with Helen, discuss all of our options; & from then, we knew our day would be as special to them as it was to us. We only had two meetings with Helen in total, we didn't need anymore; between a few emails & calls, the details were sorted & from the hotel point of view, we had nothing to worry about; we were in capable & experienced hands, and we felt safe & secure, knowing that. The wedding was March 1st, we ... Read more
by Bernadette Weir on Tue, 18th June, 2013
We had our wedding in Ballygarry House Hotel and could not have chosen a better venue. From when we first met Helen (McCarthy) who talked us through all our options with no pressure or obligation whatsoever to choose the hotel. Ballygarry have a selection of packages to suit different tastes and budgets which makes it easier to know what everything is going to cost and also it's very clear what the hotel is resposible for and what you might need to look after yourself. On the day itself everything went off so well. As we had a few meetings and with the hotel we knew exactly what was happening. There is so much to describe that I will list a ... Read more
by Jason & Cambridge on Tue, 11th June, 2013
We were lucky enough to have a small, intimate boutique wedding reception with 50 guests at Ballygarry house over the June Bank Holiday weekend and it was simply amazing!! From the moment we stepped in the front door the warmth, generosity and professionalism of all staff and management was second to none, from our initial meeting with Thys and subsequent meetings with Helen we felt at ease and knew immediately that this was the place to have our special day. As you well know planning a wedding is tough and can be quite stressful but it never felt that way when we had any dealings with Ballygarry as they could not do enough for us, everything we requested they accommodated ... Read more
by Abina O'Sullivan on Sun, 9th June, 2013
Myself and my husband James had our wedding in Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday 27th April this year. From the very minute I booked the hotel I could not believe how helpful all the saff were. I dealt with the manager Thys and he took care of my wedding reception for me. I did not have to worry about any thing, if there was something I forgot they thought of it. They were so courtous and Thys was available any time for any queries that I had. If I sent an email, I had a reply back within a couple of hours. On the day itself everyting went very well. The greeting we got was magical. The service for drinks ... Read more
by Michael & Maeve Pigott on Wed, 5th June, 2013
We got married in Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in March 2013. We are both from Cork and visited several potential venues for our wedding reception. Our minds were made up the day we went to Ballygarry; we were shown around the hotel, spa & gardens by Padraig, introduced to some of the team who are just wonderful, and we sat down and went through what we wanted from our day and what the hotel had to offer. We secured our date and the hotel liased with us at intervals appropriate for planning and organising the different elements of the wedding reception. We were given excellent advice about the day in general which influenced much of our decision-making. The wedding ... Read more
by Edel&Mark Shorten on Thu, 30th May, 2013
What can we say about the Ballygarry House Hotel.......Amazing!!!!!!!! When we were talking about getting married we did'nt even question ourselves as to where we would hold our wedding reception! It had to be the Ballygarry! The amazing staff and management, the wonderful venue and their delicious food ticked all the boxes! We were encouraged to make it our day and as unique as we wanted it to be. So when my husband and I arrived up to the red carpet on a New Holland Tractor outside the Hotel I think we took advantage of their encouragement!!!! They welcomed us and our guests individually and made sure we were happy at all times. For peace of mind and an amazing ... Read more
by Romy Joy on Sat, 4th May, 2013
Once we decided it was time to tie the knot and Kerry was to be the location, (marrying a Kerry man did I have any choice?!) Ballygarry was the only venue we considered for our wedding reception in March 2013. It was the obvious choice as it is unbelievably renowned for its service, attention to detail, and absolute commitment to make sure you get an amazing day!! And that we had, we are both hoteliers and to say Ballygarry surpassed our expectations from booking, to planning, to the food and first class operation on the day itself would be an understatement! The hotel setting itself is wonderful, set in the most beautiful gardens; it is hard to believe this hotel ... Read more
by Ann Marie McGrath on Wed, 1st May, 2013
Ballygarry house would be very familiar to us as we would regularly eat out there. We looked at a number of venues but after meeting with Helen and getting wonderful feedback from friends that held their receptions there, it was the only place for us. One of the 1st questions we were asked to think about was what was our number 1 requirement for our day - quality of the food and service was the most important thing for us. As always the meal was superb from start to finish and all guests were blown away by both the meal and the service. We were made to feel very welcome both as a couple and as a family (having two ... Read more
by Sinead & William on Tue, 5th February, 2013
Our wedding day preparations and the day itself went very smoothly thanks to Padraig, Helen, Thys and the rest of the team at Ballygarry House Hotel. From the outset their advice, support and patience was second to none and we always felt very much looked after. They were always very accommodating and a joy to work with during the planning. We booked into the hotel a few days before the wedding and checked out a few days after, and the friendly and professional service never wavered. A special thanks also to the staff of Nadur Spa at the hotel who were so kind, helpful and professional. Our family and friends are still commenting on the hotel and staff for the ... Read more
by Jason and Erin on Fri, 4th January, 2013
We held our civil ceremony and reception here in April of last year and really could not speak highly enough about Ballygarry and it's staff. We knew that by living in Boston it was going to make the whole process of organising a wedding in Kerry that bit more difficult but after flying home for a long weekend to pick a venue we instantly knew that Ballygarry was the place where we wanted to get married after sitting with the owner Padraig and going through everything with him. When I say everything, I mean everything, Padraig broke our day down to a T and explained in full detail what to expect from the Ballygarry and it's staff. We visited about ... Read more
by Oonagh O' Driscoll on Wed, 12th December, 2012
I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful, detailed attention we received from start, to finish when we first decided to even contemplate Ballygarry House Hotel for our wedding reception. From preparation work to the meal, to ensuring everything I requested been done without any hassle was exemplary and i would highly recommend anyone thinking of getting married to book here!! Thanks to you all for making our special day even more special.
by Norma o Brien on Sun, 9th December, 2012
What can i say WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! We had our wedding reception in Ballygarry House Hotel in October of this year. From our first meeting with Helen the wedding co-ordinator, we knew we had our perfect venue, she is a credit to the hotel. In fact every member of staff I dealt with was very professional and friendly and, from reception to the bar staff, they could not be faulted, in fact they became our friends. The lead up to our wedding, the hotel staff could not have been more helpful from Marie in reservations to the manager thys, to name only two. Any questions we had were answered without delay. On our wedding day, the room was done to ... Read more
by Aine O Shea on Mon, 3rd December, 2012
Outstanding!!! We held our reception at the Ballygarry in October this year and WOW!!! It exceeded every expectation we had. We live in the beautiful Killarney with a range of hotels to chose from but because of the raving reviews I had heard in the past about weddings held in this hotel I always kept it in mind. The food, the service, the staff everything was brilliant. All our guests are still referring to the food and standard of service they received during their meal, some even felt compelled to tip the waiting staff of their own accord. It is a family run business and it shows in the quality, the very fact that the owner Padraig greets the bride ... Read more
by Catriona on Sat, 24th November, 2012
Excellent service from the moment we booked.they thought of everything.we could not fault them.helen and cathal were excellent aswell as all the other staff.
by Joanne & Tony O'Connor on Tue, 6th November, 2012
We got married in January 2012 & had the reception at Ballygarry House & to be honest from the day we went to have a look around the hotel to book it all the staff were a pleasure to deal with. Padraig & Helen met with us to discuss all of the details of the day on a few different occassions & we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. We had a lot of guests who had travelled from Kildare, Cork & abroad who were all raving about the hotel rooms & service. Everyone commented on the meal & couldn't believe that they were offered seconds & even thirds on every course. From start to finish we were delighted ... Read more
by fiona M barrett / anthony barrett on Sun, 21st October, 2012
The service was outstanding and all the staff were exteremely helpful and accomadating. The food was first class, we especially were impressed with the way all the tables were cleared at the same time i.e. the staff would wait until the last person finished eating and then one of the managers would give the ok to clear the tables...very impressive. All the guests also couldn't get over the second helping of food for the main course that came out half way through the sitting, excellent. The grounds of the hotel were fantastic and we used them for all our photographs. The attention to detail was outstanding. Ballygarry house hotel made our day one that we will treasure and will remember ... Read more
by Adrian Connell on Fri, 5th October, 2012
We got married on August 17th at Ballygarry house, from the moment we walked into the hotel 18 months ago to make the arrangements for our wedding we could not have been made feel more welcome. Our consultations were very personal and tailored toward what we wanted with some great advise from the team at Ballygarry. On the day of the wedding you need God on your side for the weather but as long as you have Thys and the team on your side at the venue then everthing will be fine, From the moment we walked in they could not do enough for us, we were welcomed in great style and the service and music through the drinks reception ... Read more
by Deborah on Mon, 1st October, 2012
I could not give Ballygary anything less than 5stars for the treatment we received during the build-up to our wedding, on the day of it and after it was all over. We felt we had constant support and advice available to us any day we needed it from the initial booking 2years before the wedding up to the day of it. Our first meeting with Cathal in Ballygary sold the hotel to us without any doubts. We felt it was like we had our own personal wedding planner. We got advice about the hotel's side of a wedding such as the menu choice and drinks reception but the ideas, support and advice went above and beyond that. We were given ... Read more
by Caitríona Healy on Fri, 28th September, 2012
Quite simply, we were blown away by our wedding reception at Ballygarry House Hotel on the 18th August. We were absolutely delighted with the entire experience and would wholeheartedly recommend it to any couples planning a wedding in Kerry. In the beginning, we discussed the type of day we hoped for and every effort was made by Helen, Cathal, Thys, Padraig and the rest of the staff to reach our expectations with outstanding results. We can honestly say that we felt a confidence in the staff that allowed us to enjoy our engagement without any concerns about the reception. It was so helpful to receive suggestions and recommendations without any feeling of obligation. They were all professional, experienced and genuinely ... Read more
by elaine on Thu, 27th September, 2012
We got married on September 7th 2012 and held our reception in the Ballygarry Hotel. What can I say - but from the moment we made our initial enquiry re the venue each and every one of the wedding co ordinators were most helpful. Organisation is the key and Ballygarry certainly have this to perfection. On the week of the wedding the item on the list I did not have to worry about was anything to do with the reception, Ballygarry would look after this and it would be perfect. And of course it was. We had a large number and perfection was maintainedthroughout. I am still receiving compliments from guests that were just wowed by the whole experience. I ... Read more
by Aisling Cordoba on Tue, 25th September, 2012
Without a doubt this is a most suburb wedding venue. From day one the attention to detail and constant flow of communication was incredible. On the day itself every little detail was looked after. The professionalism and quality of food, decorations and service honestly couldnt have been better. It surpassed our expectations. The staff were so attentive and made us all feel at ease. It wasnt just us who was impressed with Ballygarry. A large number of guests raved about everything; from the staff friendliness, unbelievably delicious food, beautiful rooms and grounds, sing song in the lounge and a truely amazing venue. On top of it all, was the value for money and the numerous selection of wedding packages to ... Read more
by Siobhan on Tue, 25th September, 2012
I can't say enough good things about Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa as a wedding venue. From the very first meeting we had with them they made us feel welcome and I was 100% sure that they were going to make our day very special. The staff made everything so straight forward for us and helped with everything we asked of them. On the day itself everything was perfect.. We had the best day ever and it was all down to the professional and friendly way the staff looked after us. Even 6months down the line people are still talking about the meal and the service. Alot of our guests said it was the best meal they ever had. Our ... Read more
by Adrian Connell on Wed, 12th September, 2012
We got married on August 17th at Ballygarry house, from the moment we walked into the hotel 18 months ago to make the arrangements for our wedding we could not have been made feel more welcome. Our consultations were very personal and tailored toward what we wanted with some great advise from the team at Ballygarry. On the day of the wedding you need God on your side for the weather but as long as you have Thys and the team on your side at the venue then everthing will be fine. From the moment we walked in they could not do enough for us, we were welcomed in great style and the service and music through the drinks reception ... Read more
by Brian O'Mahony on Fri, 4th November, 2011
The whole experience from the minute we decided on Ballygarry was amazing!!! We had looked at other hotels but they had absolutely everything that we were looking for! The management and staff there were the most helpful people i have ever come across, they made life for us heading into the wedding very easy and they were even better on the day. They really know how to treat you on the day. The food was second to none, and i would say people are still talking about the service and standard of the night!! The grounds are nice and in fairness for those IRISH days the extra room off the function room is perfect for the drinks reception. Our thanks ... Read more
by LBDeb on Wed, 12th October, 2011
Ballygarry House pulled off a fabulous execution of our big day. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were so happy to see that everyone was having such a great time. Our friends and family couldn't stop raving about the food and atmosphere. Everything looked fabulous and just like I pictured. All the hard work and details were not lost on us. I appreciate all the small things and everyone who worked hard to make our day special. We're looking forward to spending another special weekend at the hotel and spa in the future; we LOVED the master suite and the spa.
by Mike and Majella O'Dwyer on Fri, 30th September, 2011
When we got married we didn't even consider another venue for our reception - it had to be Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. From the very beginning nothing was too much trouble for the staff and I felt in such good hands - I never had to worry about anything to do with the reception. Our wedding day itself was magical and was so well organised by Padraig and his team. We arrived to a champagne reception with canapes and a live jazz band - the atmosphere was unbelievable. We then moved into the banqueting room looked amazing with the chair covers and church candles on the pillars. Our dinner was top class - all our guests were commenting on ... Read more
by Elaine Carey on Fri, 30th September, 2011
We got married in Ballygarry House in January 2011, from our intial meeting with the wedding coorinadtor to the day after our wedding i have to say the management and staff were fantastic. The hotel and landscaped gardens are absolutely beautiful, we had a snow free dry day and got loads of stunning photo's on the hotel grounds. The baqueting suite was amazing with beautifull christmas decorations and fairy light backdrops on the stage which added to the romantic ambiance of the room. The food was mouthwatering and the service was 1st class, our family and friends still talk about it even 9 months later. I would love to do it all over again and would highly recommend Ballygarry House ... Read more
by Imelda Corridan Cronin on Mon, 26th September, 2011
The Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa is absolutely fantastis. The manager and staff were very helpful with helping us for our wedding, from drinks reception, menu, speeches. They have a beautiful pavillion where all guests meet up before the meal for drinks reception and you could have live music if you wanted to. They have beautiful gardens if you want to have your photos taken outside. Food and service is second to none. Myself and my husband and our wedding party were made to feel so relaxed at ease thanks to the wonderful management and staff at the Ballygarry House Hotel. Having stayed and eaten in many hotels around the country we would rate the Ballygarry House Hotel outstanding. Mike ... Read more
by Kelly O'Donoghue on Wed, 21st September, 2011
We got married in August 2011, and held our reception in Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. I genuinely can not praise Ballygarry enough for everything since the day we booked our wedding with them in May 2008!! From day one, absolutely nothing was too much trouble. Padraig and all his staff are amazing, from management level to the waiters in the bar, every single staff member we dealt with was completely professional and helped in anyway possible. The day ran perfectly from start to finish and was controlled by the managers on the day, we did not have a thing to worry about, there was nothing left to do, everything was under complete control. All we had to do was ... Read more
by Tara O'Connell on Mon, 19th September, 2011
Johnny and I got married on the 1st of August 2011. When the time came to book are reception venue there was no other place I could imagine having it but in the Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry. After the initial meeting with Padraig and his team, I was confident that there was little and nothing to concern myself with regard to the Wedding Reception. As my special day approached I was dealt with professionalism that you only read about never mind experience. The nerves, the dramas and of course families were handled with such grace I cannot put into words. On the day itself, I was the princess I only dream't of being, the Reception was the most ... Read more
by email@example.com on Mon, 19th September, 2011
We had our wedding in ballygarry hose in march 2011, the service from our first inquiry of interest right up to the day after our wedding was fantastic. Our Guests raved about the delicious food on the day. We were exceptionally happy with the service we received .
by elaine on Sat, 17th September, 2011
Got married 25-05-02,such a fab hotel,very professional staff management go out of there way to ensure you have a great day.would get married all over again & have my reception at Ballygarry....it has just gone from strenght to strenght.Love it:)
by Georgina Flanagan on Fri, 16th September, 2011
well what can i say i got engaged in july 2010 planned my wedding for sept 18th 2010 mad or what . Without the managment team in Ballygarry giving me the A-Z list of the dos and donts i would have been lost . My day went beyond perfection when a bride wants to feel like a princess for the day Ballygarry House seals the deal . Canapies and champagne cocktails in their lovely garden gave us ample space to have a chat with my guest and a dance or two. Our meal was of the finest standards my added tipperary family still havent stoped talking about it, service was excellent top standards. Like every bride i would have been ... Read more
by Yvonne & Sean on Thu, 15th September, 2011
We were delighted with the Ballygarry House Hotel for our wedding venue, my two sisters had already gotten married there and expressed how happy they were with the venue and with the service. We decided to meet with Helen the manager and after one meeting we knew this was the venue for us. Our every detail and request was catered for and the hotel staff were in close contact with us right up to our big day. On the day we couldn’t have asked for more, with their lovely new drinks reception area which was a welcome addition to the hotel and also their picturesque gardens where we had our photos taken were superb. The meal and service from the ... Read more
by Siobhan Cummins on Tue, 13th September, 2011
“Our wedding in Ballygarry House Hotel was out of this world. My parents got married there over 30 years ago, so it was nice to follow in their footsteps! The wedding co-ordinators could not do enough for us. They were always on hand to answer any queries, and we didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day. The service on the day was second to none. The best part was, we were able to take all our photos in their beautiful gardens, so we had an hour with our guests before we sat down for the meal. The service during the meal was so efficient and quick. Everyone was talking about the high standards of the Food there. ... Read more
by Aisling Foley on Tue, 13th September, 2011
Aisling & Jonathan June 2011 Thank you to all the staff at Ballygarry House Hotel, from the moment we had our first consultation with Padraig we knew our wedding was going to be fantastic, we had very high expectations and Ballygarry House Hotel met every one of them. Padraig and his staff made everything so easy and were always at hand to answer my million questions. The whole day was unbelievable from start to finish; they even arranged that the sun would shine for us!!! The level of professionalism that Ballygarry House Hotel shows is hard to beat. All the facilities in the hotel, from the new Pavilion to the gardens are stunning. Almost 3 months later we are still ... Read more
by Helen Cronin on Sun, 11th September, 2011
Our wedding was in Ballygarry House and where do I begin. It was excellent from start to finish. The food, the presentation and the service was superb. We had our drinks reception in the garden, a jazz band played and we were blessed with the beautiful weather. We must compliment the management and staff for the care and attention they provided on the day, not only to ourselves but to all of the guests, who are still praising the hotel. The banqueting suite was beautifully decorated, with lovely extra touches. In our opinion, Ballygarry House offers a touch of class that will make your wedding day stand out from the rest. Helen & Frank Cronin