Wedding Reviews for Ballinacurra House

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 9 reviews



on Wed, 12th of October, 2016
Hi Orela and all of the Ballinacurra House Superstar Wedding Team,

We arrived back in New York last weekend and we're still on a high from our amazing wedding weekend at Ballinacurra House. We can't thank you all enough for making it so incredible. From start to finish everything was perfect.

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All of the planning that we did together paid off as everything ran so smoothly. This is probably going to turn into a long email as we don't want to leave a thing out.

If we hadn't come across Ballinacurra House I'm not sure we would have got married in Ireland as we had very clear idea of what we wanted and viewed 8 venues and only Ballinacurra House ticked all the boxes - we wanted exclusive hire for at least two nights (we did three), rooms for our guests onsite, near a nice town for guests who couldn't stay onsite (major bonus that you're near Kinsale, which everyone fell in love with), separate dining area to dancing area so we don't have to move tables to create a dance floor, excellent chef and food, contemporary decor (we're not into the old style houses with walls covered in old creepy portrait paintings)... to name a few.

From the moment we and our guests checked in to Ballinacurra House we felt at home. Everyone is still commenting on how Elaine knew everyones names from the moment they arrived - she is such a wonderful person. All of the staff that greeted us and showed us to our rooms were so friendly, welcoming and professional. Big thanks to James also for making everyone feel so welcome and providing incredible service in the bar.

The food was amazing, and as you know we have high standards ;) - we like to call ourselves foodies. From the wedding day to the recovery day the food was 5 star. The fish, the beef, and the lemon desert were so yummy and on the recovery day the food was equally delicious - we all had seconds of the pork that Dave had slow roasted from the night before. Oh and the late night pizza was yummy!! The food wasn't 'wedding food'
on Fri, 7th of October, 2016
Hi Orela,

I just wanted to take the time to officially send a thank you to you and everyone at Ballinacurra.

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We had high expectations, but boy did ye manage to excel them! From day one of booking you have been absolutely excellent- so easy to deal with-helpful, organised, efficient and

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always friendly. You made what can be an overwhelming experience into one of pure ease.

On arriving to the house on Friday evening, this standard continued- every member of staff we met was polite, helpful, and seemed to have learnt everybody's names in about an hour!! You made us free that our weekend was the most important thing, and made us all feel so special. Ye were constantly attentive without every being invasive, nothing was too much trouble.

The house itself was absolutely perfect- beautiful to look at, intimate enough to allow for a close knit feeling, but with just the right amount of little hide always should people have needed them.

The food was simply amazing- from the Friday night one pots, to canapes and the wedding dinner- even the breakfast was delicious!!

And it wasn't just us who thought this (as admittedly we may have been slightly biased!!)- we had countless compliments from family and friends with praise for the house, staff and food.

Please pass out thanks also onto Diane (who was excellent and so lovely), and all the staff involved over out weekend with you.

We would pick Ballinacurra over and over again if we had the chance!!

Aisling and Alex xx
on Fri, 7th of October, 2016
Dear Mary, and all the team at Ballinacurra,

We are finally getting around to sending (a long overdue) email to thank you
and everybody at Ballinacurra House for the fantastic weekend we had for our
wedding last March.

From Declan and Elaine who were fantastic to the bar and wait staff,

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you
were all absolutely brilliant. Everybody found the service and attention to
detail absolutely outstanding. In particular, we'd like to thank you, Mary,
for being so helpful in the lead up to the big day and for the help and
assistance you provided to us both prior to the wedding and over the weekend
itself.

From arrival, the reception, the meal, breakfast, the rooms which amazed
people, the grounds, having the rugby on the big screen, the recovery
dinner, the cocktail party. Everything about the whole weekend we couldn't
have loved or asked for more. It really is a special place and one we would
not hesitate to recommend to any prospective couple.

The house is WOW and that includes everything and person about it!

It really was a great weekend, one we will always treasure. We are just
hoping that one of our friends chooses to get married in Ballinacurra so
that we can attend as guests and experience it all again without the
spotlight on us.

Thank you again
Robert & Carol
on Tue, 10th of November, 2015
All our guests commented on how stunning the venue was and also how amazing the staff were. They were so impressed with the welcome they got at the front of the house upon arrival and how helpful everyone was. You were so incredibly easy to deal with and always there to answer my many questions and

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of course, very organised! Declan was also amazing - he kept things running so smoothly and always informed us about how things were going - so many people commented on how fantastic he was and both of you were so happy and enthusiastic about the wedding and seemed genuinely excited for us, which is so lovely especially considering how many weddings you must have. Our guests also mentioned how brilliant Elaine was - how she remembered everyone's names and again, just kept everything running so smoothly.

We are so delighted that we chose to have our wedding at Ballinacurra and will never forget it. We were so happy to have been able to have the wedding outside as it was so beautiful and a lovely walk to the top of the aisle.

Again, thanks so much for all you have done. This was such a special time for us and it was made better by all you did in the lead up to the wedding and the staff at Ballinacurra did while we and our guests were there. I would recommend Ballinacurra to absolutely everyone as I do not believe there is a better venue out there! The fact that it is in Kinsale which is so stunning and near Cork airport just makes it even better.
on Tue, 10th of November, 2015
We just wanted to drop you a note to say how grateful we were for how special you made our day. Thank you so much for having us so organised in the weeks coming up to the day and on the day itself. You made everything so relaxed and run so smoothly.

We were so impressed with all of the staff

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especially Elaine and Declan and a lot of guests remarked on how excellent the staff were.

We had the best day ever.
on Tue, 10th of November, 2015
Hi Orela and all in Ballinacurra,

Eamonn and I would like to say thank you very much for all your work with planning and putting together our wedding weekend.

We really had such a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute. Everyone was so friendly and kind and willing to help in any way. All of

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our guests were very impressed and really enjoyed the weekend too.
on Tue, 10th of November, 2015
Let me start by saying we were both so happy with the whole day. It really was perfect for us, we wouldn't change a thing. And that was very much down to your amazing venue and unbelievable staff.

I had experienced this on some level from playing in Ballincura so often but it was only from having

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our wedding there that I truly saw and felt just how good they were.

At no point were we put under pressure throughout the day. All of the calls regarding weather were the right ones, despite my feelings otherwise at the start of the day. Declan, Orela and Lisa managed the whole day perfectly, everyone's experience shone through and the whole outdoor ceremony and drinks reception worked out so well.

All our guests spent the day complimenting the staff, noting how pleasant they all were. We actually have this lovely shot of them standing to the side enjoying our first dance, which really gives the place a personal and relaxed feeling. Throughout dinner and the evening I barely noticed there was any staff, yet everything was happening as we asked, without ever needing to be questioned on anything, the true sign of great service.

As you know the food was exceptional throughout the day. No one was left hungry and everyone has complimented us since on the interactive nature of the planquet's, which was a great suggestion on your end. Most also said they hadn't experienced that quality of food at a wedding before, which was really nice to hear.

We have thanked Orela every time we see her, but just to say it again, she was great. So friendly, welcoming and informed. All her advice was very helpful, and she really kept on top of us to get the things we needed to get done completed. It was great to see her on the day, with a big smile on her face after the ceremony. The fact she was so happy for us again gave it such a lovely personal touch. She genuinely cares that everyone has a great day, and it really shows.

So if we could sum up the whole day in a sentence, Ballinacura
on Tue, 10th of November, 2015
Dear Virginia, dear Orela,

A massive thank you to you and all the staff at Ballinacurra House for making our wedding on 8th August such a wonderful event. We enjoyed every minute and it was in large part due to our complete confidence in the Ballinacurra team. We immediately felt relaxed and at

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home didn't have a single worry the whole weekend. The food was just as good as everyone told us it would be - I am still dreaming about the pannacotta as is Marc about the crackling... thank you to the chef and team.

We would happily recommend Ballinacurra House to others and are sure our guests will do the same!

Warm wishes for the future
on Tue, 10th of November, 2015
Thank you so much for everything you did to help make it such the special day and weekend it was! The little addition to the final bill we gave you was nowhere near enough for your hard work but it was just to express our thanks to you both.
We've been on cloud nine since
We cannot compliment you

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both and all the staff especially Declan and Elaine enough. Please send all the staff our heartfelt thanks for everything they did and for looking after us and our nearest and dearest so very well.
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