Wedding Reviews for Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 222 reviews



by Alison Curtis
on Wed, 24th of October, 2018
Don't look anywhere else to get married!! The Ballygarry is quite simply the most exceptional hotel I've ever been to and we were so incredibly lucky that we chose it for our wedding reception.

Thys helped us from start to finish. Nothing was too much hassle and he always helped put us at ease

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and feel relaxed. On the day itself, he was always there to assist us, helping me in and out the wedding car, keeping our drinks topped up, making sure friends and family were happy, pulling out my chair at dinner and ensuring everything was running smoothly. No job was too big or small and it didn't go unnoticed by any of the wedding guests- he is an exceptional man with an exceptional team of staff. The service of food and drinks was excellent. The meal itself was unbelievable...people are still raving about how good the food was!!

Me and my husband are from London and chose the Ballygarry after we stayed there when attending a friends wedding at Ballyseede Castle. We fell in love with it and, after the engagement, it was top of our list. A date became available and we didn't look back. The Ballygarry has managed to get the perfect balance of running a military operation to make sure everything goes right on your wedding day, but still making you feel like it is the MOST important wedding they have ever had AND keeping a warm, cosy and friendly atmosphere.

They had suggestions for every element of the wedding from florists to bands to photographers and I completely trusted their contacts, which paid off. Every person that helped out on the day was fantastic.

I can safely say that, thanks to the Ballygarry and ALL its staff, we had the most perfect wedding weekend we could have ever asked for and I wish I could do it all over again!!
by Louise
on Mon, 15th of October, 2018
I couldn’t praise or recommend the BallyGarry House Hotel highly enough. Their attention to detail, professionalism, efficiency and service is exceptional from the beginning of our wedding journey to the very end. As we were planning our wedding from the Middle East, we were overwhelmed by the

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kindness and support we received from our coordinator Thys. He was so generous with his time, as well as accommodating with our limited schedule and he always did everything in his power to make the whole experience stress free and truly magical on the day. The BallyGarry have this wonderful ability to make a bride and groom feel like they are very special and are given the warmest welcome every time they enter their door. Their staff in every department are impeccable, highly trained, enthusiastic and are very competent in their roles. The food was delicious and served to restaurant quality, to this day we are still getting compliments from guests about the amazing dinner they received. It was hands down the best day of our lives and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat. We are already looking forward to going back to the BallyGarry for our first anniversary to relive our fabulous experience.
by Trish Cregan
on Tue, 14th of August, 2018
I cannot say enough about Ballygarry House Hotel. We chose our venue because we loved the banquet room and surrounding gardens. We could not fault the food, the main courses were exceptional, steak, seabass, turkey and ham, our guests raved about it. The service was amazing and the staff could

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not do enough for the bridal party and guests. We could do what we wanted with colours and flowers and nothing was a problem. The day went so smoothly and the beautiful breakfast the following morning in Restaurant 58 was full of laughter and stories from the previous evenings events.
by PB
on Tue, 7th of August, 2018
My wife and I held our reception at Ballygarry House in June 2018. From start to finish we could not have been better looked after by Tadhg, Padraig and the team. Everything in the run up and on the day ran so smoothly that we did not have a moments worry.

At Ballygarry you will not just be a

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wedding customer, you will be a customer for life.
by Maire Love
on Sat, 28th of July, 2018
In November 2015 my fiancé proposed to me on Banna strand in Kerry. We were staying in Ballygarry house hotel. After those two nights in Ballygarry, there was no way I was getting married anywhere else. It didn't matter that we lived in Sligo and our friends and family mostly hailed from the North

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West, I knew no other venue would provide the 5 star treatment with the personal touch. We decided on a destination wedding which would provide us with a 3 day wedding event in Ballygarry. For the year and a half leading up to our big day, our family continuously questioned, 'Why Tralee?, why so far? We promised that they would understand when they got there. Organising the wedding from afar was never a problem as Thys, Elaine and Áine were always at hand to answer any questions that I had.
We arrived two days before our wedding with cars brimmed with boxes and our first port of call was to the hotel. We entered the hotel with the intention of rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck into organizing where everything would go and how it would look. Thys( the best wedding planner in Ireland) met us and put us at ease. He was here to co-ordinate anything we wanted and he wanted us to relax. So thats what we spent the days before our wedding doing, relaxing, laughing and being able to meet our guests as they arrived.
Our wedding in Ballygarry was fabulous from start to finish, Padráig and Thys were on hand to bring me to my wedding car, the small touches of having water in the car for us were noted and more of these personal touches were present throughout the weekend. Everything ran like clockwork and to this day we still get comments on the quality of the food, service and the beautiful surroundings of the hotel! The next day BBQ completely blew us out of the water and left everybody relaxed and content.
Leaving the hotel after our wedding, my dad turned to me and said, 'Now I know why it had to be Tralee, Balllygarry House Hotel is a hotel like no other.'
by Fiona Costelloe
on Tue, 10th of July, 2018
Myself and my partner chose the Ballygarry House Hotel for our wedding reception which happened last August. We originally chose it simply because we adored the hotel itself, dropping in for dinner or to use the lovely spa. But looking back over the whole experience I can safely say there was no

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other choice that would come close to the superb treatment we received.

From the very start, Cathal was my go-to man. He has a wonderful way of understanding what every couple wants from their big day. To offering spectacular alternatives for desserts (gluten-free), to keeping my poor father calm and coaching him before his speech! I simply cannot speak highly enough of him. Every time I picked up the phone to query something small (e.g. a stand to hold a signing picture frame) he took care of it instantly. He gave me wonderful advice about saying a few words of my own during the speeches which I took and it was one of the best things I did. Once you reach the reception on the day Cathal and Padraig then guide you to photos, cutting cake etc. and make sure you're comfortable and happy as well as getting all the boxes ticked that you need to before you sit and relax.

This level of professionalism and care does not stop with Cathal and Padraig. We were treated like Kings and Queens the entire day by every member of staff. They simply cannot do enough for you to make sure everything goes perfectly. Regarding the food, we still get compliments from friends and family to this day about the exquisite meal that was served. In my opinion, it would be extremely difficult to find any other hotel that serves the same top quality and top class courses that we received.

I cannot say enough about the Ballygarry; between the quality of care, service, food and their incredible attention to detail. We have fantastic memories of our day and highly recommend it. For us, Ballygarry is still the only choice!
by Denise Fleming
on Sat, 7th of July, 2018
From start to finish the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa were a pleasure to deal with when planning our wedding. They gave us advice on booking bands, photographers, cash and carry's etc. Even suppplied names and suggestions. They went through every detail with us. Putting us at ease with all the

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planning. It was so reasuring as it can be a bit overwhelming planning a wedding.
Thys was available anytime to go through everything. Even up until the day before I had to make changes to seating plans due to last minute cancellations and this was never an issue.
Our wedding day was perfect, from the time we arrived to when we sat down for dinner. They looked after everything. We were fortunate enough to have a sunny day so our drinks reception was outside in their beautiful gardens. The food for the meal was amazing. Alot of our guests commented on the service and the quality of the food. Many even said it was the best wedding they had attended.
We even had our after party the following evening in the Pavillon in the Ballygarry House. We arranged a barbecue. This surpassed our expectations. The selection of food was amazing and the quality. I would highly recommend having your after party in the Pavillon.
We cannot thank the staff of the Ballygarry House Hotel for making our wedding day perfect. We have fantastic memories of our day. I would highly recommend the Ballygarry House Hotel for your wedding reception. It will exceed all your expectations.
by Alayne & Willie Hough
on Thu, 5th of July, 2018
We cannot thank the Ballygarry House Hotel enough for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. The standard of service from the management and all the staff was excellent in the lead up to our wedding and more importantly on the day of our wedding and the day after. They made everything so

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easy for us when planning our wedding and we knew from the minute we booked our reception with them we had nothing to worry about. The Ballygarry is such a beautiful place for a wedding from the beautiful gardens which you can take photos in, to the lovely setting in the pavilion for the drinks reception for when your guests arrive and we were lucky enough to have it outside. The meal was outstanding on the day and our guests are still talking about how good it was and what amazed them most was how everyone received their meal on the table at the exact same time.
We really could not recommend the Ballygarry enough to anyone planning a wedding for it really is the most perfect venue.

Thanks so much again,


Alayne & Willie
by Laura O'Carroll
on Sun, 10th of June, 2018
Both myself and my new hubby could not have picked a better wedding venue! Our wedding took place on 31/12/17 New Years Eve and was a very glitzy affair! Our wedding manager was Padraig and from the our first meeting with him nothing was a problem. We had a lot of details and personal touches and

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Padraig endeavoured to make everything that bit more special. The Hotel has always had such a homely feel even when dining in the Brasserie the staff make you feel like you are part of the family by always greeting with a friendly 'Hello'. Our wedding day was no exception to this, the staff and management catered to our every need going above and beyond the call of duty! My bridal party and family were treated like V.I.P's, we did not have to request anything. Our guests are still commenting on the amazing food and the impeccable service. My husband and I were delighted and could not have asked for more. I really never worried about the hotel during the wedding preparations I had 100% trust in them and their reputation.Thanks Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa for making our day so amazing❤️
by Francesca and Timothy
on Wed, 6th of June, 2018
We had our boutique wedding at Ballygarry House on the 2nd of January 2018.
From the very beginning of planning our wedding, Ballygarry House were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond with their support. They took all the stress of organising a wedding from Australia. They were all

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super responsive with emails and were always punctual when a phone call was scheduled. I leaned on them alot for guidance with layout and structure of the day. They always had answers to my many many questions. We felt they truely cared about our big day as much as we did.
Attention to detail was simply perfection on the day. The layout of the room and decor was so glamorous. Service was impeccable and the tailor made package was everything we wished it would be. It was truly a magical day, thanks to the professional and hardworking team at Ballygarry House.
by Geraldine Enright
on Fri, 1st of June, 2018
What can I say about this amazing hotel ... No words can describe the service and guidance you get here from the first visit ... The attention to detail on the wedding day is second to none and the management and staff cannot do enough. The meal was top class and people are still talking about it.

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Even though they see weddings every weekend, you still feel like your the only bride to ever got married in Ballygarry. We dealt a lot with Thys and he was just so good to us xxx I always told my now husband that he would go before the venue would go so that says it all for me this hotel 10 /10.
by Eileen Murphy
on Fri, 1st of June, 2018
We had our wedding here back in March 2018 and the day couldn't go any better. Ballygarry House Hotel are outstanding at weddings, all the staff are so professional at their roles, they really know their stuff when it comes to weddings. From the service to the staff it was all was superb! Food was

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excellent also, all our guests raved about it for weeks after and still do. We also had our second day in Ballygarry House Hotel, we had a BBQ and the food and service was just as good. Was brilliant just to chill out and enjoy the second day with our close family and friends. Couldn't recommend Ballygarry House Hotel enough for a wedding! Wish I just go back and do it all over again!!
by Juliette Healy - Rae
on Tue, 29th of May, 2018
I cannot thank the Ballygarry House Hotel enough for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. The standard of service from the management and all the staff was excellent in the lead up to our wedding and more importantly on the day of our wedding and the day after. They made everything so

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easy for us when planning our wedding and we knew from the minute we booked our reception with them we had nothing to worry about. The Ballygarry is such a beautiful place for a wedding from the beautiful gardens which you can take photos in to the lovely setting in the pavilion for the drinks reception for when your guests arrive. The meal was outstanding on the day and our guests are still talking about how good it was and what amazed them most was how everyone received there meal on the table at the exact same time.
I really could not recommend the Ballygarry enough to anyone planning a wedding for it really is the most perfect venue.

Thanks again!

Juliette & Patrick Dennehy
by Ann Marie O 'Connor
on Tue, 29th of May, 2018
We got married at the Ballygarry on the 7th of April and what a day it was. We could not thank all the staff here enough. From the first day we went about organising our wedding right up to the day we got married we were always greeted with a warm welcome and nothing we asked of them was a problem.

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A special thank you to Thys who was always at hand to help us in any way he could. We could not praise the Ballygarry enough for such a memorable day they gave us and ensured everything went seamlessly. The professionalism shone through all day and everyone praised them for the fabulous meal they provided us with. Its a must see venue for any future bride and groom.
by Alex and John Clifford
on Tue, 29th of May, 2018
Have to say that everyone at the hotel made everything so easy. It ran like clockwork. Staff were so so nice. The room was beautiful. The honeymoon suite was fab.
Number 1 wedding venue in Munster.
The food was just divine. They could not have done enough for us.
5 star
by Deirdre Duane
on Tue, 29th of May, 2018
Absolutely faultless!!

Could not have wished for a better experience. We got married on December 28th 17 and from start to finish it was a pleasure to deal with all the staff in Ballygarry.

The reviews from our guests were so lovely to hear following our big day.
Top quality service, the

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best of food delivered by an amazing team!!

Honestly could not speak highly enough. I feel so lucky to say we had our wedding here as it is most definitely one of the best wedding venues in Ireland.

Dee
by Catherine o mahoney
on Tue, 29th of May, 2018
A day to remember from start to finish. I would highly recommend the Ballygarry for your magical day from detail and decor to food that was out of this world amazing and staff and management were so professional and on the ball for every guest and made our day so enjoyable and relaxed. No worries on

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the day as everything was covered. Couldn't do enough for us and the area is fabulous for photos also. 5 stars all the way. Thank you again.
by Paula Kenneally
on Tue, 29th of May, 2018
I do not know where to begin with my review of Ballygarry House Hotel as I have so many positive things to say! Ballygarry House Hotel is an absolute gem! My husband and I had our Wedding reception at Ballygarry on the 4th of November 2017 and to say it was perfect is an understatement!

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place not many of our family members or friends had been before and they were highly impressed by the beautiful venue, food, staff, gardens and service! Padraig, Michelle and all the staff were extremely helpful in every way, before and on our Wedding Day! They see things that no other hotel would! Padraig and all the staff are brilliant at what they do, they truly go that extra mile.

We got fantastic advice from Padraig and his team, and we are forever grateful. We cannot recommend Ballygarry highly enough and we are looking forward to our next trip there!
by Patricia Poolman
on Tue, 29th of May, 2018
By far the best wedding venue that Kerry has to offer. The staff in Ballygarry house hotel go above and beyond to help and give honest advice on everything. The venue itself is amazing, beautiful gardens for photos (I’d mine done in the grounds) fab by the way! Fine space inside, the place

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decorated how you want it and the food speaks for its self. We had great compliments on by far the best day of our lives with the help of the Ballygarry house staff.
by Brid McGuire & John Francis Casey
on Tue, 29th of May, 2018
We held our wedding in the Ballygarry House Hotel on the 20th January 2018. During the initial booking stage and subsequent planing of the big event all of the management and staff at the Ballygarry went out of their way to be as helpful as possible to us and answered every query we had (they even

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answered questions that we had not come up with yet!!) They gave us details for possible music and DJ options and were extremely helpful with regard to menu planning with a wide variety of choices available.

As it was a big wedding we were afraid of even thinking of the seating plan but once the inital draft was done Tadgh at the hotel did a review and offer any advice necessary. They made the whole seating plan process as stress free as possible. On the day of the wedding. We had a guest who arrived and was not on the seating plan due to illness in the days before. The hotel were ahead of the game and had it dealt with this by including the guest before I (the bride) even met the guest!! All the guests loved the food and the speed at which the food was distributed. Even during the speeches there was management there to offer little bits of advice if needed. We would highly recommend the Ballygarry House Hotel as an excellent wedding venue, for us they were the best out there!! Thanks to all at the hotel for all your hard work!!
by Lynda Teahan
on Wed, 25th of April, 2018
We had a wonderful experience with Ballygarry House from start to finish. Their attention to detail, and the warm pleasant demeanour of all their staff made any request feel like it was never an issue. They reply to all queries with incredible speed and precision and offer every effort and will they

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can to make your day a success. We cannot speak highly enough of what was a great performance by the Hotel and very good value for money.
by Georgina Foley
on Wed, 31st of January, 2018
There are no words to describe this hotel. They go above and beyond to make sure everything is done to perfection.
From the food, to the gardens, to the decor, to the staff all amazing. There is no other hotel that would have this standard. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
by Brenda and Patrick
on Thu, 26th of 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

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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 literally within minutes of us taking our seats, the arrangements with the bar staff for closing/opening the bar was fantastic and the next morning the service at breakfast was so lovely. The girls working on the morning were so friendly and lovely, it was like they were part of the wedding chatting to us and the guests.
Thank you again!
by Ciaran an Lisa McDonald
on Sun, 15th of 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

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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 we had brought along to give the reception room a personal touch. The food, atmosphere, decor, efficiency and service were all flawless. Our wedding coordinator, Thys Vogel, was fantastic to deal with throughout our planning and on the days of the wedding. If you're thinking about booking a wedding venue then we would endorse Ballygarry unreservedly, a superbly run hotel that strives for perfection!
by Koko rose zady
on Tue, 3rd of 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 of 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

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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 a special mention to Thys, he is unbelievable at his job. He made us at ease from our first meeting with him, he was accommodating to our ideas, he even wrote the speeches for my husband and his groomsmen! He has a calming nature and is a gentleman. A few months before the wedding we were second guessing ourselves as the hotel was about an hour away from our church - but I can safely say it was worth the trip and every one of our guests agreed. We have a special place in our hearts for this hotel and to anyone thinking of having their reception there - do it, you wont look back.
by Dean McDonnell
on Wed, 9th of 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

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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 back to us on several occasions suggesting that this was the best wedding they've been to, with many having been to several weddings throughout their lifetime, obviously in different hotels. A staff member I must mention is Thys Vogels (hotel manager) - his care, genuineness and professionalism throughout the months prior to our special day, and throughout our wedding day, is something we'll forever hold in his debt. He worked tirelessly for us to make sure it was a day we'd remember, being available from the early morning of our day to long after midnight, only to have to do it all again for the next wedding guests the following day. We also got to personally meet the hotel proprietor, Padraig McGillicuddy, who congratulated us with genuineness. Along with the staff, we have to mention the exquisite food that was provided by the hotel - again, this is something our guests have continuously talked about since the day and I'm sure it will be talked about for some time to come. So with the extremely tasty meals, the beautiful location and the outstanding staff members, we highly recommend Ballygarry House Hotel for any wedding, break-away, dinner, or any other event you may have coming up. It was an absolute pleasure to hold our reception at this hotel and it's mostly down to the care of the staff
by Noreen
on Mon, 17th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 day and our guests are still raving about the exquisite meal and the superb service. Anthony & I simply cannot thank you all enough for the best day ever.
by Laura Morrissey
on Fri, 9th of 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

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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 our family and friends. We will definitely be back for our first anniversary. We highly recommend Ballygarry House House as an amazing wedding venue with amazing staff.
by Aoife & Stephen O'Brien
on Thu, 8th of 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!!

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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 the family in the Brasserie, prep meetings, dropping bits off in the lead up, discussing accomodation, etc. were all made more enjoyable because of the amazing people who were helping us plan our wedding.

On the wedding day and since the day, our guests can only say fantastic things about the hotel.... the reception in the pavillion, the food, the bar, the rooms, etc. All were in awe of the service, professionalism and quality of Ballygarry House.

Stephen and I will never forget the support that Thys and all the Staff gave us, and for this we will be forever grateful. We loved our wedding reception, and didn't want it to end. We'd love to go back and relive it all again...

Thank you to all at Ballygarry House Hotel for helping us to make amazing memories on our Wedding Day.

Aoife & Stephen
xxx
by Clive and Carole O' Callaghan
on Thu, 27th of 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

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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 the staff. 5/5 Clive and Carole O' Callaghan
by Aoife Mangan
on Thu, 6th of 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 of 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

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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 next. I recommend the Ballygarry and it's amazing staff so highly and we could not have asked for any more in making it the best day we could ever imagine.
by Roisin & Barry
on Sun, 2nd of 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,

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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 relaxed and enjoyable wedding day because we were so confident that the Ballygarry would deliver. At no point in our day did either of us consider to worry about anything as we knew the professionals were taking care of everything. It is no coincidence that they have an outstanding reputation for hosting weddings, as they work extremely hard and in our opinion deserve all of the praise. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer!
by Megan & Anthony
on Sat, 1st of 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

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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 our guests remarked on the exceptional quality of the food, in particular the fillet of beef. The wine was beautiful and our evening buffet was to die for.

Our only regret is that the day came to an end.

Wedding at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa are what dreams are made of.
by Maria & Denis Walsh
on Sat, 1st of 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

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run so smoothly. Could not recommend higher, you won't be disappointed.
by Carina Carmody
on Sat, 1st of 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

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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 of 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

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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 so special.
by Dearbhla Keyes
on Sat, 1st of 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

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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 as Thys was. Be it emails or phone calls they were always there and ready to discuss any queries we had. We were treated as though we were the only couple to ever get married in that hotel however it's clear from the very positive feedback that every couple that enters your doors feel the exact same way. We felt so special throughout the entire experience. The staff could not do enough for us. We arrived to the hotel 2 days before the wedding with boxes of supplies for our wedding. We didn't have to do a thing with them as the staff set up absolutely everything for us even our sweet cart. I cannot say enough about how helpful the staff were. Our day went off without a hitch. The pavilion and reception hall were decorated to perfection. The drinks reception was beautiful and we were thrilled with our gin table that the staff set up for us. The meal was simply exquisite and everything was Cooked to perfection. Everybody enjoys their own wedding but it's a real testament to a hotel when all of the guests comment on the beautiul venue, the amazing food and the wonderful friendly service from all of the staff. You truly deserve wedding venue of the year 2016. On behalf of my husband and I, thank you for giving us a perfect reception to complete our wonderful day.
by Matthias Maunsell
on Fri, 21st of 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

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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 make our wedding wishes come true.

We cherish the memories of our wedding reception at the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa and always look forward to a return visit. We recommend it without hesitation.
by Avril & Mike
on Fri, 14th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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stars!!
by Trina Tobin
on Tue, 4th of 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".

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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 of 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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 in Ireland as ballygarry is number 1. Thanks so much to Tadgh and all the staff you were all amazing. Kayleigh and David O'Mahony
by Fiona Brosnan
on Mon, 4th of 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

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recommending ye to anyone we know who is getting married.
by Catherine Leen
on Fri, 20th of 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

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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 helping us have the best day of our life.
by Marie and Derek
on Thu, 19th of 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

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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 for truly making our wedding day one of the best days of our lives.
by Frances Cronin
on Thu, 6th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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highly recommend the ballygarry house hotel for your wedding reception.
by Noreen Kissane
on Tue, 14th of 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.

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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 of 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

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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 of the wedding.

What can I say, it’s a well-oiled machine, they have everything down to a fine art.

I would highly recommend this hotel as a venue and I would even go as far to say go see this place before you go to any other venue.

Thank you Thys and your team for truly making our wedding day one of the best days of our lives.

Regards
Mrs & Mr Ring
by Lyndsey O'Shea
on Mon, 22nd of 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

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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 dealing with Padraig and he is amazing at what he does, we enjoyed every aspect of planning our wedding with Ballygarry House Hotel. Every member of staff was a pleasure to deal with and so helpful. We are still receiving complements about our wedding reception especially about the food which was amazing as usual! We will definitely be back to renew our vows in years to come!!
by Maria CAsey
on Fri, 19th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 that extra mile especially for one guest who was glutten free. We were at ease from the moment we arrived and can honestly say it was the best day of our lives . I would do it all again and change nothing.. for anyone looking for a venue for their wedding this is definately the place to go . Great venue, great food, great gardens, great staff, A GREAT DAY !
by Brid Brosnan
on Sun, 6th of 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

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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 was immaculate there were no signs of storm damage anywhere. By the time we got to the hotel our guests were in full swing enjoying the jazz band at our drinks rececption, the bridal party were taken to a quiet area to have a glass of champagne, a little appetiser and time for the photographer to do his job, and the pictures we got are beautiful. The most frequent compliment from the day was about the food, it was outstanding. We will always be grateful for the professional, enthusiasm and friendliness that the staff showed us and our guest throughout the day.
by Mari Kearney
on Thu, 6th of 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

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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 of 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

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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, waitress's and waiters, a big "thank you" to the chef and his team, the food was absolutely delicious & nobody was left waiting, Loads of our guests remarked on the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff - nothing was too much trouble. The bridal suite was lovely, warm and had everything we needed. A number of our other guests who stayed said the rooms were excellent , warm and spacious and the great service and friendliness continued the next morning at breakfast and beyond. I suppose I just wanted to let everyone know that we were very happy with our experience in Ballygarry and would highly recommend it to all couples planning a wedding in Kerry.

We will truly cherish the experience and remember every minute of it. So again thanks so much for everything in the lead up to, on the wedding day and afterwards, it was all fantastic. I'd like to mention some staff names – Thys, Padraig & Cathal who were very helpful and never too far away on the day if we need anything. We were treated like royalty and felt very special at all times. Our guests are still taking about our wedding at Ballygarry House.


Johno & Norma (Mr & Mrs O'Donnell)
by Dawn Roche
on Mon, 3rd of 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

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be our only choice.
by Catriona O Mahony
on Sun, 2nd of 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

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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 no detail overlooked. On the run up to the wedding we had the assistance of Helen and Thys who assured us that everything would be done and not only done but it would be perfect and they didn’t let us down! The communication was second to none and if I had any query or requests they were responded to and answered quickly and efficiently.
The day itself even surpassed our expectations. On arrival to the Pavillion we were immediately met by the wedding team and they made us feel like royalty. The atmosphere was fantastic and every little detail of the evening was attended to and to say it ran like a first class operation on the day itself would be an understatement!
The room for the reception was beautifully laid out and again the feeling in the room was perfect. The lighting and the décor could not have been better. During the reception the service was excellent and the food was exceptional! The guests all commented on it and still do! Everything ran very smoothly and we all had a fantastic evening and night. The rooms were lovely and all our guests that stayed had a comfortable night and woke up to a fantastic breakfast!
I would definitely recommend Ballygarry to any future wedding couples as this is a fantastic hotel and you won’t be disappointed.

So again thank you to all at the Ballygarry, Bar Staff, Dining Staff, Reservation Staff , and Management. We really appreciate all you did for our special day.
Kind Regards
Catriona & Paul






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by Laura Hogan
on Sat, 1st of 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

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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 was beautiful. We truly felt well looked after in ballygarry house hotel by every staff member as did all of our guests, including the little ones. Ballygarry house made our wedding day, easy, relaxed and made sure we had nothing to worry about on our special day and nothing to do but enjoy ourselves.
Laura & Rob
wedding 16th November 2013
by Fergus & Evelyn O' Sullivan
on Sat, 11th of 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

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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 timing in everyone receiving there meal at the same time is perfection and the meal itself was five star. The waiting staff were more than happy to replenish our plates and glasses of course!! One could have had three dinners if one wished!!! There was not one complaint from our 300 hundred strong wedding party. We then danced the night away in the beautiful ballroom of the Hotel where they have a fabulous spring-loaded dance floor which insures no aches or pains the following morning. It was then time to retire in the wee hours of the morning to the very plush bridal suite where a bottle of champagne and a hamper of goodies awaited us. This truly is an amazing hotel and we would have no hesitation in recommending Ballygarry House Hotel to any couple who are planning their big day. Be sure and check it out! Thanks once again to Padraig and his staff for making our day one we will remember. Kind regards, Fergus & Evelyn.
by Elaine & Kiean O'Mahony
on Tue, 31st of 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

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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 start to finish. We knew from the start that we wouldnt have to worry about any planning in relation to the hotel as they just took care of everything themselves. The warm friendly atmosphere of Ballygarry makes it a must for anyone couple looking for a wedding venue. Myself and Kieran would like to thank each and every member of staff for all their hard work and for making our day unforgettable and one to cherish. Elaine & Kieran 6th Sept 2013
by Tim & Margaret O'Connor
on Thu, 12th of 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

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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 placed great trust in the hotel and its staff and we were certainly not left down.
by Johnny & Deirdre Carmody
on Thu, 5th of 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

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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 wedding venue.
by Sonja McGillicuddy
on Wed, 4th of December, 2013
Beautiful venue, delicious food and impeccable service. Winning combination that always delivers!!
by Daniel
on Mon, 2nd of 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 of 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

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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 focused our plan without being intrusive or imposing – a testimony to the wealth of experience they can bring to your day.

From the minute we arrived at the hotel on the day itself, we felt as though we were wrapped in cotton wool. It ran seamlessly from start to finish. The Pavillion is a classy compliment to the hotel and sets the right tone on entering – it’s cosy, comfortable and ideal to get your guests mingling… Our meal was amazing – matched with incredible service and courtesy. The ballroom is beautiful and encourages all the guests to get involved.

Overall we could not recommend the Ballygarry House Hotel highly enough. We booked there with high expectations and these were surpassed with ease in every aspect. It’s a day that we, our families and guests will cherish forever and that was due in no small part to Padraig, Thys and all their fantastic staff.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Emily & Paul Lynch
4th May 2013
by Hope Stack
on Sat, 30th of 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

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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 of 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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 to ensure that the best possible representaion is made of their Hotel!!
We cannot praise enough the time and effort that Cathal and all the staff put into the organisation of our Wedding Reception. Everything we could think of was considered and covered without fuss. The calm approach certainly helped with any pre-wedding nerves we may have had because we knew that they had everything under control.
On the day everything ran like clockwork, the drinks reception in their beautiful garden was fabulous and the meal that followed was absolutely perfect! Cathal kept everything running smoothly without us even noticing! It was the perfect day for us surrounded by our family and friends in the beautiful surrounds of Ballygarry House!
We have returned there several times since and are always remembered like all the couples who choose the hold their reception there. This in itself is a true sign of the personal touch they have! We were never disappointed by them and expect anyone who decides that Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa is the right venue for them for a celebration or just a break away will not be disappointed either!
They are suberb and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Aoife & Martin
by Annette
on Fri, 29th of 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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 plan. The drinks reception was a great way of mixing with everyone and the food was plentiful and of a very high standard.

Overall, the whole wedding experience was a pleasure from start to finish with the staff going above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. It was the happiest day of our lives and that was due in no small part to Ballygarry House Hotel, Padraig, Thys and his fantastic staff.

Caroline & Conor Walsh
by Johnny & Maureen
on Fri, 29th of 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

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a wedding!
by Sean & Eileen
on Fri, 29th of 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 of 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

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staff for everything.
by Alan and Joan
on Fri, 29th of 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 of 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

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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 of 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

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highly
by lenora bourke
on Thu, 28th of 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

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our day running so smoothly!!
by kitty murray
on Thu, 28th of 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

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recommend to anyone getting married in the new year!!
by lisa keane
on Thu, 28th of 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 of 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 of 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 of 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 of 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 of 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

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day (and night). the room was beautiful and kept everyone together. Bravo Ballygarry.
by Marie O' Connor
on Thu, 28th of 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

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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 circle of friends who would have alot of weddings also & the ballygarry is still the topic of conversations 5 weeks after the wedding !!!...
I dont know where to begin with describing the Ballygarry the day of our wedding, & i wouldnt have enough space but one thing i can say, if there was a 7 star hotel in Ireland - it would be the Ballygarry House Hotel.....
by Eileen Gilmore
on Thu, 28th of 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 of 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

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the world and if we could give you more than 5 stars we would. John and Mags.
by Sheila
on Thu, 28th of 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 of 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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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just perfect. Ballygarry House is head and shoulders above the rest!
by Conor P O'Byrne
on Thu, 28th of November, 2013
Definitely Ireland's best wedding venue. Spectacular grounds and wonderful staff. And the food is amazing.
by Siobhan
on Wed, 27th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 Southwest as every detail is in place long before the guests arrive, The flower arrangements are phenominal and always fresh and so appropriate. The food is outstanding and the best fresh fish is always available.

I highly recommend Ballygarry House Hotel for this award.

by margaret
on Wed, 27th of 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

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ballygarry to any body looking for a wedding venue.
by Mairead and Tim OSullivan
on Wed, 27th of 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

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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 of 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 of November, 2013
A truly dedicated & professional staff, we had a fabulous day from start to finish.
by Emma
on Wed, 27th of 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 of 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

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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. See y'all for the anniversary, but we won't keep you up as late!
by Niall and Karen moulds
on Wed, 27th of 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 of 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

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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 the staff at The Ballygarry House Hotel that helped make our Wedding day such a memorable one! We would not hesitate to recommend The Ballygarry House Hotel.
by Sharon Ellen
on Wed, 27th of 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 of November, 2013
A truly 5* service from a professional & dedicated staff.
by Veronica Kelly
on Wed, 27th of 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

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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 like the proverbial swan - Calm and peaceful on the surface, because of the ferocious work that is going on underneath. The staff at Ballygarry allow you; the bride and groom, to get lost in the fun and excitement that is your wedding rather than having to worry about the little things during the day. Every little detail was taken care of for us.

New Year's Eve is like the icing on top of Ballygarry's cake. The venue lends itself perfectly to this time of year as it's luscous interior welcomes you in from the cold. Your reception begins in The Pavillion where your guests can gather and mingle comfortably prior to your arrival on the red carpet. There everyone is met with champagne, hot whiskeys, mulled wine or whatever their heart's desire. Chatting about the church and the evening to come around the fire or the Christmas tree was what made it perfect for us. We wanted everyone to feel at home on our wedding day rather than somewhere where they felt they should be on their guard.

The staff really go out of their way to create this family feel also. Helen, Thius and Cathal were natural and professional with us at all times.Never once did we feel awkward or unsure in their company. Cathal's pre-speech pep-talk and swift brandy for my husband will go down as legend!

We can never say Thank You enough.

Veronica & Jakes Kelly
by Marie and Pat
on Wed, 27th of 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 of 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

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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 plan to suit us.
For the twelve months the team in the Ballygarry were an email or phone call away. As a bride and groom it was a great security it really allied our nerves and helped us to plan our day. Their guidance and expertise were vital and directed us in making a lot of our decision.
The day itself was seamless ran by the management and staff . The drinks reception was held in the pavilion a great starting point for guest to meet and mingle. The canopies were a perfect light bite before the main meal. The meal was outstanding all courses were served with grace and finesse . All the food was prepared to the highest standard. All the guest were so complimentary of the meal all their comment had a common thread of astonishment how a hotel can produce such excellent food for such a big crowd.
As a couple we could not ask for anymore from the hotel and would advise any perspective couple to book the Ballygarry House Hotel. The management team are a dream to work with and their professionalism and knowledge of wedding is an ace to any couple planning their wedding.
by Marie Fitzgerald
on Mon, 25th of 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,

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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 delicious range of food they enjoyed on our wedding day. All thats left to say is thanks to each memeber of staff at the Ballygarry house hotel for our wonderful day. The Ballygarry House Hotel doesnt follow Wedding standards they set them, and believe me, they are five star.
by Aideen Sexton
on Mon, 25th of 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

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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 pavilions. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and even the next day they couldn't do enough for us.

I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough - it really is a touch of class and pure luxury and we always look forward to going back for dinner and drinks anytime we are in Tralee.

Aideen & Barry Sexton
Wedding 15th April 2011.
by Maire Mac O Mahony
on Mon, 25th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 at other hotels.
We weren't too keen to have a band, as it would have required us travelling over every few weekends to hear them play, at other weddings, so Padraig recommended a DJ, and not alone did he recommend him, but he also arranged to have him come and meet us as soon as possible, so we could have everything signed and agreed in one weekend.
We weren't sure about having a jazz band in the Pavilion, but the guests loved it. It added to the warmth of the Pavilion and gave the crowd something different to experience. I love the piano, and wasn't inclined to have a cd playing during the meal, so Padraig recommended a local piano player, which again, the guests loved and found the experience new and memorable.
I think the confidence shown by Padraig, Helen and their staff, in their ability and knowledge of their business, put our minds at ease, which for a couple, before their wedding, is gold.
Our guests from the UK are planning their visits back to the hotel, for the outdoor hot tub and the food.
We couldn't recommend this hotel high enough.
Well done to all the team for a fantastic, stress-free, memorable day
by Aileen & Kevin O Connor
on Mon, 25th of 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

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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!!
Kevin & Aileen
by marion, denis
on Mon, 25th of 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 of 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

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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 hotel looked after his needs.
The meal was wonderful and the guests were very complementary about it and especially the wines. The little touches that the hotel did, were lovely, our dessert plates with our names on them, the samples of our wedding cake, wedding favours and a menu left in our room was a nice touch. The bridal suite was beautiful, a lovely surprise as we hadn't viewed prior to that day.
The staff and management did a great job to make our day special and I would recommend the hotel to anyone getting marry. They don't go over the top, they get it just right.
by Ann Marie Coleman
on Sun, 24th of 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

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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 real credit to the Management and staff. We had a amazing Wedding weekend that we will never forget and look forward to going back to Ballygarry again and again to bring back those fantastic memories. A big thank you to Cathal and all the staff. Martin & Ann Marie Coleman.
by Bart Murphy
on Sun, 24th of 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

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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 welcome. All of the facilities, including the new Pavilion, spa and gardens are stunning and well appointed, we really cannot speak highly enough about Ballygarry House and would recommend it every minute of the day. If you are thinking of getting married here – do it! There is no hotel like it! We cannot fault the hotel or staff at all. Whatever the occasion, I am sure you will not be disappointed and we will most certainly be returning on every available opportunity
by Lee-Anne
on Sat, 23rd of 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

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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 that is just lovely. I wouldn't get married anywhere else even if I had the choice. On the day of our wedding everything was looked after, people told me how the staff got a chair for my elderly father almost immediately and my uncle who could not make the wedding, the staff organised the Skype for us which was really lovely as he was the only member of the family missing due to health problems. I went for my first dance and the manager said he would get my parents as they weren't around but up in the room. These are the little things they did for us in the background. They did everything for us from start to finish and much more. I would recommend the hotel and staff 100%.
by Grainne nagle
on Sat, 23rd of 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

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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 of 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

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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 wedding so special
by Tanya & Greg
on Fri, 22nd of 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,

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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 that was served later in the evening. Thanks again to everyone that made our day so perfect, we wont forget it.
by Noreen Donnelly
on Fri, 22nd of 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 of 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

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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 look forward to attending many more in the future.
by Pat & Elaine O'Keeffe
on Fri, 22nd of 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

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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 on our anniversary. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ballygarry to any Couple looking for a special venue to host the biggest day of their lives.
by John and Aileen
on Fri, 22nd of 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,

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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 and everyone was wonderful, thank you all.

We cannot wait to return for a visit in the very near future, John and Aileen xx
by Karen Farrell
on Fri, 22nd of 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

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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 and more and has truly ensured that Ballygarry will always be at the top of our list for any special occasion. Although the hotel has a constant stream of brides & grooms visiting their hotel week in, week out, you are made to feel the most important bride and groom on your wedding day. From the moment we arrived at the hotel, Padraig and his staff were on-hand and were nothing short of amazing. Having been blessed with a beautiful sunny day, we had the extra luxury of getting full use of the breathtaking gardens and it ensured that our afternoon got off to the best possible start. I can still remember entering the garden and seeing the drinks reception, which we had requested, and the jazz band already in full swing with people sipping their drinks on the lawn – it immediately put everyone in the party mode and set the tone for the rest of the evening.

We have had the pleasure of being back in the hotel numerous times since our wedding day (including for my sisters wedding) and hope to enjoy many more visits to this absolute gem of a hotel.

Thanks to Padraig and all the staff for their hard work and dedication to detail. It ensures you remain head and shoulders above your competition.
by Lorraine Moloney
on Fri, 22nd of 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

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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 out to ourselves drinking champagne and eating strawberries and enjoying the time out and reflecting on the day so far. The service and the food were to an excellent standard. The bar staff were friendy and efficient. The staff and managment were accommodating with our needs and preferences for the day. The evening food was superb. All our guests commented about the food, how much of it was there , how tasty it was and how professional the staff were. I as a bride did not have to worry about anything and so glad i choose Ballygarry House Hotel. They know how it is done. When i was planning my wedding , two things were important to me to get right. 1- Venue & 2-music. I feel i got both right and feel because of that my guests thoroughly enjoyed our special day xx. thank you Ballygarry House xx
by Miriam O' Sullivan
on Fri, 22nd of 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

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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 live and work in Cork, we had many guests who would be requiring accommodation and the reservation staff were excellent in making sure that everyone was looked after and made the whole booking process easy. On the day of the wedding, all the staff made sure that the day went perfectly. From the moment Seamus and I arrived they looked after us. The whole venue spectacular. From the picturesque grounds to the elegant dining hall, it really is first class. The meal was truly a feast. There was just over 220 guests attending our wedding and the service was that from an exclusive restaurant, it was so good and personal. We had steak on our menu and to cook that many steaks to everyone's liking is no easy feat, yet that is exactly what happened. Amazing. The following day we had a barbeque for 150 of our guests in the Pavillion. it was amazing. I really cannot fault the hotel or the staff on anything. It was a wonderful experience.
by Pat & Elaine O'Keeffe
on Fri, 22nd of 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

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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 forward to returning on our anniversary. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ballygarry to any Couple looking for a special venue to host the biggest day of their lives.
by Marie Fitzgerald
on Fri, 22nd of 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

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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 till the early hours!! And to top it off our guests still talk about the delicious food they enjoyed that day. All that's left to say is thanks to every single staff member for ye're A1 service and making our day so special!
by Ciara Buckley
on Fri, 22nd of 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 of 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

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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 Baileys {Cathal you should remember me!!}). The meal was outstanding, from the starter to the dessert. The staff are so professional & many of our guests commented time & time again about how great the food & staff were. Its all the little extras that makes the Ballygarry such a special place. If we were to do it all again we wouldn't chose anywhere else.

On our 1st Anniversary in 2008 my husband surprised me with an overnight stay with dinner & it brought back many happy memories of the year before. Only a few weeks ago we celebrated our 6th anniversary & had dinner as a celebration in the restaurant in the Ballygarry.

Thanks again to the amazing staff of the Ballygarry. 5 stars totally deserved!
by Siobhan Flynn
on Thu, 21st of 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 of 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

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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 at same time. I would give anything to be back to that day in July where we were treated like royalty. I just want to say a huge thank u to all staff and especially Cathal for having to answer quite a lot of stupid questions by me before the wedding but for all those questions I got a very honest answer so special thanks Cathal. And to all the staff we didn't see on the day like chefs and accommodation staff thanks to all of ye too. So from start to finish of our wedding day in ur hotel I can't say a thing negative about it. Everything was perfect. The pavilion was fab and the gardens stunning to the nice cooled function room. Roll on the next wedding in the Ballygarry.....hope it won't be too long.
by Emer & Eoin
on Mon, 11th of 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

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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.

People say that you have to make the wedding day your own and we certainly did, but when you can avail of the type of experience available at Ballygarry you would be mad not to consider it.

As we went around the room between the various courses in the meal to mingle with guests, people could not get how nice the room looked, the quality of the food and how perfectly everything in general runs. A common theme as well was how helpful and friendly the staff were, from the receptionists when they checked in, to the waitresses, bar staff & the night porters who helped sort out taxis for the guests.

We had an absolutely brilliant day ourselves and loved every minute of it but it definitely adds to it when everyone is coming up and genuinely praising our choice of venue/menu/band/dj etc. They still are now, a week after the event.

Wedding preparations are supposed to be stressful but picking the right venue (one that you trust 100% to get it right) alleviates all of that, and that’s exactly what we had. On the day itself Padraig & Cathal just guided us through everything so we didn’t have a thing to worry about and could just enjoy our day hassle and stress free. So thanks to Padraig, Thys,all the other managers and staff for their help.
by John Enright
on Mon, 11th of November, 2013
First Class from start to finish!
by Marion and James
on Sat, 9th of 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

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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 to have a separate private area to enjoy. Our wedding meal itself was just unbelievable and we still have people mention to us that it was the best wedding meal that they ever had. The room itself has a style that sets it apart, being both stylish and detailed in a hotel that has been in business for so long. We would both like to thank Padraig, Helen, Thys and Cathal and every staff member on their help and experience that made our day the amazing day that is was. If you want a venue that delivers on every single aspect of a prefect wedding then Ballygarry House is the one to choose. Thanks again!
by Mairead Curran
on Sat, 9th of 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

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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 one else did!) and before I knew it I had been whisked into a room with my bridesmaid, had a drink in my hand and had 10 minutes to gather myself and my emotions without anyone else even realising! It was a beautiful summers day so the guests really enjoyed the colourful gardens of the hotel. We didn't need to go away from our guests for photos because the setting was perfect there. The meal was amazing. I remember my Father in Law cutting his steak with his fork and beaming at me saying "we'll done on the hotel choice!" My own father-a dedicated people watcher, smiled at realising he'd never seen so many satisfied people at one time. Accommodation at the hotel is of the highest standard and there are lots of B&B's close by for overflow. The novel evening buffet of beef baps was what really won the guests over...It's still the talk of other family weddings!! From the day we first went to look at the hotel to the morning we checked out after the wedding we received the utmost care, consideration, professionalism, courtesy and top class service from each member of staff we encountered-managers, receptionists,waiters, bar staff porters and glass pickers alike. Looking back on our special day in hindsight, there are a few things I'd change...but choosing Ballygarry House Hotel is definitely not one of them!
by Noreen Wrenn
on Fri, 8th of 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

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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 of lunch or a drink we are welcomed as if we were the only ever couple to have our wedding in the Ballygarry.A testiment to such a great establishment.
by Laraine o'Donnell
on Fri, 8th of 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

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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 was more than happy to go through a few tips with him a day before the wedding and he was very grateful and the speech was lovely and the nerves were not even noticed. Thanks again to all the staff for a day we will never forget.
by Jillian Kerins
on Fri, 8th of 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 of 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

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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 Ballygarry, it's always top notch!
by Grace Daniels
on Fri, 8th of 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

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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 I turned out to be a serious worrier in the last 4-6 weeks. But the entire time I knew that no matter what else happened on the morning or in the church, once we got to Ballygarry everything would be ok. Our guests have absolutely raved about how much they loved the hotel, 3 nights of great food, gorgeous rooms, incredibly friendly and helpful staff, and a lovely atmosphere. Helen was so accommodating in letting us provide our own nibbles for the drinks reception, and all of the decorations I provided were perfectly displayed and well looked after. All of the staff are so efficient, warm and helpful, they would make any hotel seem lovely but combined with a stunning venue like Ballygarry, with it's beautiful interior and lovely gardens, it is absolutely the perfect venue. The meal was perfect, no other words for it. We are both very particular about our food! Again our guests have raved about it, they loved having such choice.

And as if all this wasn't enough, Pádraig very generously provided his Maserati as our wedding car when our original plan fell through weeks before the wedding. I also have to mention Thys, who was an absolute star in the days before the wedding and on the day itself. They really know how to make you feel like you are the only couple to ever get married, which really is an amazing feat given what a popular venue it is, and rightly so.
by Muireann McElligott-Curran
on Fri, 8th of 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

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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 the weekend remarked on the staff and how welcome they were made to feel.

Our wedding co-ordinator Helen took care of every little detail. Her magical diary was brimming over with details and nothing was overlooked. Not surprisingly our day ran so smoothly and everything was accounted for. Padraig, Thys and the staff were amazing all weekend and just seemed to appear out of nowhere every time we looked around.

The food on the day was outstanding with a few of our guests helping themselves to a couple of dinners!! Everyone was so impressed and we have had so many guests remarking on the service for the whole weekend from the bar to the restaurant and the wedding reception to the BBQ.

Once booked couples should really take advantage of the hotels bridal recognition day. We found it fantastic as we were able to meet local suppliers and it also convinced us to definitely go ahead with a day after party and a BBQ in the Pavillion. Just try out those burgers they are mouthwatering!!

It's not just the day or the weekend that's so special it's the whole experience from start to finish
We were made to feel as if we were the only couple to ever get married there. We had such a fantastic day that continued for the rest of the weekend. We have memories that we will cherish forever and cannot recommend Ballygarry highly enough
by Kenny and Rebecca McDonnell
on Wed, 6th of 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

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and stress-free wedding day.
by Lorraine O'Toole
on Wed, 6th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 are the friendliest you will ever meet.
I would highly recommend this hotel to any bride and groom looking to have a spectacular and memorable day in a top class hotel. The Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa really is a fantastic hotel in Tralee and the perfect wedding venue for any bride and groom.
by Judith Cox
on Tue, 5th of 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

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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 were the only people in the world getting married. Cathal, Padraig, Thys, Helen and the team will go out of their way to accommodate whatever you want - they will find a way to make your dreams for your big day come true and all with a calm, relaxed and steady approach that comes from years of hands on experience helping people to plan their wedding. We instantly felt at ease and that our wedding was in very safe hands. There was minimal fuss - everything was explained very clearly, we got great advise from Thys when we met with him on a one to one basis. He walked through the day with such calm and precision we knew everything was going to run like clockwork.
And it did. From the minute we stepped out of the car we were treated like royalty - little things like taking my bouquet and clutch to the top table for me, giving us 10 minutes with our bridal party before dinner to chat and catch our breath, pulling out my chair for me everytime I sat down, the whole day was just magical. Our family and friends loved the place and the only complaint was that everyone was stuffed after dinner!
Ballygarry is a beautiful, welcoming place for a wedding and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Trusting a venue with one of the most important days of your life is a big decision but Ballygarry will not disappoint.
by Caroline Murphy
on Sun, 3rd of 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

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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 organising guest rooms to the drinks reception to the meal it was all done with utter perfection and with attention to detail.
All of our guests truly enjoyed their evening at Ballygarry House Hotel. The complaints we received bout the meal were from every one attending, I have not heard one bad complaint from any of the guests. They were amazed at how the Hotel Chef's managed to cook to order the steak we had as an option.
I would recommend any future bride and groom to keep Ballygarry in mind for their wedding reception.
The only complaint we have is that our wedding is all over and the time spent at Ballygarry House hotel went way too quickly.
Thank you to everyone at Ballygarry House Hotel
by Paul & Sheila McKeown
on Sat, 2nd of 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

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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 also how comfortable and homely it felt for us and our guests. The meals came out and within seconds everyone was served - how they serve hundreds of meals is beyond us - every one hot and fresh, cooked beautifully and tasting exquisite, we can still taste it!. Through the formalities we were guided and helped, they made it so easy. Ah the dancing - it wasn't just for the Happy Couple, everyone had a ball - literally! Family from Kerry and Dublin mixed and danced as if they had been friends for years.
A wedding is one of the most important days of your lives; ours was magical – as it should be. We couldn’t have had that without the care, efficiency and attention to detail lavished on us by the Owen Mc and the wonderful staff of the Ballygarry House Hotel. They should be rightly proud of the great service they provide. Thank you for the memory!
by Marie Beirne
on Fri, 1st of 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

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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 and excellent food. All of our guests were blown away and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Thank you Ballygarry for making our wedding day so special
by Claire & Simon
on Sun, 27th of 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

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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 plan. The drinks reception in the garden was spectacular and the food was plentiful and of a very high standard.
Overall, the whole wedding experience was a pleasure from start to finish with the staff going above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. It was the happiest day of our lives and that was due in no small part to Ballygarry House Hotel, Padraig and his fantastic staff.
by Michael & Jackie Griffin
on Wed, 23rd of 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

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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 of 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

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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.
The day of our wedding could not have gone more smoothly! There was a real personal touch from all of the staff who really looked after both of us and our families. Padraig made sure we got some time to ourselves when he thought we needed it and it was this type of attention to detail which really helped us to make the day the best day of our lives. As the day was raining, we had our drinks reception inside the Pavilion. This is a gorgeous venue and the jazz in the background created a wonderful atmosphere.
Everything ran on time, dinner was excellent and the service from all of the staff was unbelievable. We also had a carvery buffet later in the night which went down extremely well with everyone!
Our family and friends are still complimenting us on every aspect of our wedding day from the drinks reception to the delicious meal, the wonderful service and the gorgeous rooms at the hotel.
We’d like to thank all of the staff at Ballygarry House for making our wedding day so special! In particular thanks to Padraig and Thys who were so wonderful to us both in the lead up to the day and on the day itself. We wouldn’t change a thing! I’d definitely recommend booking Ballgarry House for your wedding, you couldn’t be in safer hands!
Karen & Eamonn 17th August 2013
by Jean & Joe Ryan
on Fri, 18th of 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.

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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 a wedding in the future. The food, the venue, and the staff are all excellent.
by Jacklyn O Connor
on Wed, 16th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 and without any problems. Our wedding day was truly the most memorable day of our lives. Thank you all for making our wedding day the best day of our lives.
Warmest regards,
Mr&Mrs Dan and Deirdre O Brien.
by Karen & Kieran
on Sun, 13th of 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.

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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 all their help, support and advice. We'd also like to thank all the staff for helping give us a very memorable wedding day.
by sinead murphy
on Sun, 13th of 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

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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 were well looked after and may I add allot of the guests are still commenting on the meal and how welcome they felt by the staff in the hotel. Every one was offered seconds and there was more than enough in the first serving not a mind any other serving. Dave got the fish and was offered a full sea bass as seconds. They definitely do not cut any corners when it comes to the food and over all hospitality. The efficiency of all the staff is second to none. We could not have asked for a better day and there is nothing we would change about the day.
We wish to give a special thanks to all the staff behind the scenes in Ballygarry house for giving us our special day, we will always treasure and never
Forget the 20th April 2013.
We would highly recommend any future bride and groom to choose this Hotel for their Wedding.


Dave and sinead.
by Elma Huggard
on Thu, 10th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 will never forget how hard you worked to make our day so special, we've heard it said many times that you're the best hotel in Kerry but you really are a one in a million.
by Gina & Finbar Griffin
on Thu, 10th of 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

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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 of 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.

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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 won by training and habituation. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.’ Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa have in our opinion achieved excellence and deserve the highest rating the we could possibly give. Our Guests were thrilled by the fantastic location, amazing service, fine wines and excellent food. Our personal dealings with Padraig & his staff was a pleasure from day one and the advice and guidance that we received helped in so many ways to make our day so special and wonderful. Well done to Padraig & his team of exceptional professionals – Helen, Thys, Cathal, Elaine just to mention a few of the many wonderful people that helped us so much.
by Sharon and Keith Power
on Thu, 10th of 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

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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 hall was perfect and even now nearly three months later people are still commenting on how mouth watering the meal was!
Every staff member is extra friendly and your made fell like its all about you on the day.
The bedrooms are lovely and homely and the spa is the nicest treat you will ever receive !
All in all once you visit this hotel, the standard will be set for how your wedding day should be.
Best of luck
Sharon and Keith Power
by Caroline Kelly
on Thu, 10th of 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

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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 service, immaculate rooms, amazing Nadur Spa...the list goes on.

Thank you so much to Helen, Thys & Cathal and of course all the staff at the Ballygarry for making our special day one we will never forget!!:-) You deserve all the good reviews you get :-)

Caroline & Dave
Mr & Mrs Kelly
by Ailish & Liam Collins
on Tue, 8th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 so easy, as planning a wedding can be tough going but with everyone at ballygarry they made it so easy!

Unfortunately for us our wedding morning didn't go according to plan when our church singer had not shown up which has caused a little distress (but the bride and groom showed so that was the main thing) :)

When we arrived to the ballygarry Padraic was waiting as we arrived up in the car and came straight over to first congratulate us and secondly explain he had heard what had happened at the church and he promised to go above and beyond to make sure the rest of the day went perfect!

And truth be known he went more than above and beyond! Nothing was an issue with him, he was always at arms length away if we needed ANYTHING!

For example my dad being a diabetic and at drinks reception needed something to eat to keep his sugar levels normal, I quickly said this to Padraic and in less than I'd say 60 secs he had a sandwich out!

When we were outside having photos taken a big shower came out of nowhere and Padraic quickly took my bouquet in one hand me in the other and got me inside as quick as possible (very funny moment)

Both Padraic and Thyse really personalised everything getting to know the bridal party and guests with Padraic even helping the boys with their speeches !

When it was time to sit down for dinner all I can say is AMAZING!!! The food was exquisite and served with great professionalism from all the staff! All our guests are still raving about the food!

The night was a great success with our guests saying "it was the best wedding they had ever been to"

The following day when sadly it was time to leave, we sat with Padraic and went through the day and we explained how happy we had been with everything and he even offered to drive us home!!!!! When we left we both agreed it had been like we had been dealing with an "old friend" throughout as it was just an amazing experience and amazing people to deal with! All I can say is I wish I could do it all over again!!

I would highly highly highly recommend ballygarry house hotel to anyone getting married and will continue to recommend to friends in the future, they made our special day the best day of our lives!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts



The Clifford's :)
by Sabrina
on Thu, 26th of 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

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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 itself and making sure I was on time for the church- he was there from start to finish- even when the night finally ended!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ballygarry to anyone considering getting married there- it is just an amazing experience from start to finish.

Thank you all so much for everything.

Sabrina and James Gallwey
by Liz Sheehan
on Wed, 4th of 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

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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 way even down to guests booking rooms for there stay! They think of everything.

My guests were gobsmacked at the beautiful venue and they even sent us thankyou cards as well as wedding cards to say what an amazing day it was and it was the best wedding they had ever been to!

There are different packages you can choose from at different prices but we went for the top package as our wedding was for 133 guests. It was just super, the jazz band was excellent, the staff extremely professional and they guide you through your day perfectly. The entertainment you book for the evening also keep in contact with the hotel to check on running times so everything runs to perfect timing!!

I would tell everyone to get married here! They help so much, lovely people and even got a beautiful email after the wedding to see how married life was...

Book here trust me you wont be disappointed!!

by Gillian Bradley
on Mon, 29th of 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

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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 Cathal took charge and immediately started thinking of how things would be set up. When I walked into the reception the following day, the place looked magical. Everything was set up perfectly and I was so pleased. The service throughout the reception was top notch. All the staff were so polite and friendly, assisting guests with whatever they were looking for. As for the top table, we were treated like royalty. Our glasses were never empty and the food was incredible. Many of the men sampled a couple of the main courses as the staff came around offering seconds!! The whole bridal party had maybe 15 minutes to ourselves in the Pavillion while the guests were being seated. I loved having this time together to sit and chat with a glass of bubbly and just take the moments to reflect on the earlier part of the day. Padraig kept us informed at all times of the order of proceedings and we never felt out of the loop as to what was happening next, as it can be daunting when it is your day, as opposed to being a guest.
The bridal suite was fabulous and a tray full of momentous of our day was left for us, including little slices of each tier of the wedding cake. I was especially grateful for this as I didn't get a chance to taste it on the night and my mom and chief bridesmaid had made it.
Overall, you won't beat Ballygarry!
by Louise
on Fri, 19th of 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

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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 first meeting with Helen, you will know your hopes and expectations are safe in her hands.
Thys and Cathal were excellent at keeping the nerves at bay on the day, and we didnt need to worry about what we needed to do next or when , as they were always on hand.
If you want your wedding to be a unique and memorable affair, choose Ballygarry. You will not be disappointed, and your expectations will be surpassed!
by Dawn Walsh
on Tue, 16th of 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,

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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 wedding. We live in Cork and had to drop down our Candy Buffet, centre Pieces, table plan etc on the Tuesday before the wedding and Helen made sure everything was set up to perfection on the day. The wine was free flowing and we really feel that because of the standard they uphold they made our day one we will never ever forget!!!
by Sarah Butler
on Fri, 5th of 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

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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 a result of the staff's experience and attention to detail. It's wasn't just the management who looked after us; all of the chef's, waitresses, bar staff were just so friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

There is only one word to describe the food: AMAZING. We honestly had so many complements about the meal on the day and afterwards. And the hot food buffet and sandwiches later in the night were a huge hit too.

If you are looking for a fantastic wedding venue in Munster, Ballygarry House is pretty impossible to beat.
by Trish
on Tue, 25th of 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

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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 popped inl the day before, to drop off the cake, bathroom baskets, & drinks reception; I was even able to set up the cake there & then (thanks to Marie; no last minute dash required on the morning of the wedding); & thanks to Cathal for the use of his desk!
The day itself, could not have gone better; from the moment our guests arrived, they were so well looked after. The fires were lighting in The Pavillion, the place immaculate as always, the staff well turned out & attentive, my unique table plan displayed, a brilliant atmosphere & other little touches made it all perfect.
The meal itself was superb; Thys deserves special mention, "military precision with a smile", but everything was flexible nonetheless, would we like an extra few minutes before calling for the meal, in case the photos were running long etc. & we can't thank him enough, for also entertaining our 3yr old, who joined us at the top table; nothing was too much trouble! The meal was served in excellent time (but not rushed), & in a true professional manner, by every member of staff.
The evening flowed on without a glitch, no delay in moving tables, band setting up; dj concurrently, while behind the scenes, the evening buffet was being prepared. An outstanding & unparalleled level of personal service in beautiful surroundings, with the most genuine of people, you could ever hope to meet.
by Bernadette Weir
on Tue, 18th of 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

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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 few of the highlights firstly the feedback we got from the guests and afterwards our own experience of the day.

The champagne reception wowed everyone. We went for a trad band over the jazz band and people seemed to really enjoy that.
The food - where do I start - people are still raving about it - the quality and choice was amazing. All served hot and promptly. The evening food was also great and then there was a 'surprise' serving of 3am sandwiches to keep the seasoned revellers sustained.
Apart from the food and the lovely setting and standard of the hotel, people were made feel welcome and relaxed immediately on arrival which was down to the friendliness and professionalism of all staff members - from the reception staff to housekeeping to the bar staff.

Our experience was completely relaxed. Nothing was too much for any staff member. In the lead up to the wedding day itself we always felt that there was one thing we did not need to worry about and that was the hotel. We were confident that they would do a great job and not leave us down. To be honest they exceed all our expectations. Helen and Thys as well as all the staff made us feel special and listened to and acted on all our requests. We also felt that we got good value for money.

We would recommend the hotel to any prospective bride and groom.
by Jason & Cambridge
on Tue, 11th of 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

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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 us without fail ,whether it be menu changes, the room layout or special drink requests for our pre dinner reception the phrases "that's not something we do" is not a reply you will hear at Balllygarry House, with a smile you will only hear "Of course, that is something we can do" and that is all any Bride and Groom wish to hear when planning their wedding.
As I mentioned above our wedding was quite intimate but I believe this is where Ballygarry House stands head and shoulders over the competition because they made us feel like we were the only two people in the hotel and we soon realised after speaking to our guests and other hotel guests that's how they make every guest feel, which is an art in itself.
The most common advice any bride and groom are given before their wedding is to relax and enjoy the day because it over so quick you won't remember it but due of the organisation and professionalism of all staff and management that is exactly what we were afforded to do...relax and soak up every single moment of the day.
So to the staff especially to Thys, Helen, Marie, Elaine, Cathal, Donal and our host Padraig, Thank you for providing us with a wonderful setting, spectacular food, impeccable service and a magical day which will live long in the memory for both of us our families and guests! X
by Abina O'Sullivan
on Sun, 9th of 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

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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 reception was excellent. The bell was rang at exactly the time we had arranged, every thing went according to plan. The meal through out the floor was as good for every one as it was for us at the top table. Even yet when I meet guests of ours that attended the wedding they are still raving how great the food and service was for the meal. The standard of food was the highest quality I have ever experienced at a wedding. Thys was with us all during the meal and was on hand for what ever help we needed for any thing, even the speeches. Thys was there all night up to the end of our special day. They did make my wedding a very special day. Again the following morning the staff were there for us and treated us so well. I can speak highly enough of this hotel It was the best experience ever I have had and definately the best hotel I have been to for a wedding. Just in case my rating does not go through I want to clarify I will be giving a 5 star rating.
by Michael & Maeve Pigott
on Wed, 5th of 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

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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 day was everything we could have hoped for:-)
All of our guests went straight from the church to the hotel for the drinks reception and entertainment in the Pavillion (the fact that it was warm and sunny enough for the guests to mingle outside was a bonus!). Our photographer took loads of shots in the beautifully landscaped gardens and it proved to be a great setting.
As for the meal, the food was amazing and generous in portion, and the service was fantastic. We had steak as a choice of main course and it was very popular with our guests - so many of them commented on the food, and continue to do so! From start to finish it was superb.
Padriag was of great assistance to the men during the speeches and was discreetly on standby to prompt when needed.
The following evening we had a barbeque in the pavillion (the after party) The setup for the barbecue was fantastic and the food was simply delicious. I don't think anyone could resist seconds!
Padraig, Helen, Cathal, Thias and the rest of the staff at Ballygarry are an excellent team and the best at what they do!
by Edel&Mark Shorten
on Thu, 30th of 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

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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 day Id recommend the Ballygarry to anyone!!!! I wish we could have our day all over again!!!!!!!
by Romy Joy
on Sat, 4th of 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

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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 is just outside a town! The first impression we got from calling reception with an inquiry for our date, the receptionist so welcoming and warm, this was the hallmark of our experience. Every staff member we encountered really impressed us with their can do attitude and helpfulness, this does not happen by accident, you can truly see they love working in Ballygarry! Helen looked after our booking and was absolutely outstanding. Marianne and all the girls on the front desk were also fabulous and such a pleasure to deal with, even with all the demands of a bride leaving from the hotel! On the day itself we had such high expectations after a truly great experience to date, how they would top it, we were eager to see. But we were again treated to perfection, Padraig, Thys, Chef and his team were magnificent. Our meal was sumptuous, piping hot, full of fresh flavours and at a perfect pace. We will be forever thankful to Ballygarry and its team as it made our day to be made feel so valued and welcome in their little piece of paradise!
by Ann Marie McGrath
on Wed, 1st of 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

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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 children). Ballygarry could not do enough to ensure I was happy with all arrangements made for us, our children and our guests. Marie was amazing and made sure that all guests were looked after with rooms. Cathal was at the top table with us from when we sat down, he was an amazing help to our bestman and my husband making any nerves disappear. I even made an unplanned speech and he made it all seamless.
We were blown away by how important we were made feel by all hotel staff from our first visit and in the days in the run up to the wedding we were treated like royalty, we both really were made to feel that whatever we wished for was all that mattered to all at Ballygarry on our bug day. For any couple that does not want the added stress of worrying about the venue or any of the reception in my opinion you could not get a better venue. Noel and I can only recommend Ballygarry 100%. We are delighted that Ballygarry was the venue we choose and could not express enough how thankful we are to all at Ballygarry.
by Sinead & William
on Tue, 5th of 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

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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 welcome and wonderful service they received. Our wedding went perfectly smoothly and Thys and the rest of the staff were always nearby ready to cater to our every need. We had a wonderful day and enjoyed every minute of it and we would have no hesitation in recommending Ballygarry House Hotel to future brides and grooms. Many thanks, Sinead & William Connolly.
by Jason and Erin
on Fri, 4th of 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

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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 15 venues in Kerry that weekend but Padraig was miles ahead of everyone we met. He put us at so much ease.

From the time that we booked to when we arrived a few days before the wedding itself the staff was magnificent. Helen the wedding co-ordinator would regularly touch base with us to see how everything was going and if we needed any help. The day itself was flawless. My brother(the best man) was amazed with the assitant manager Taidhg Being the best man he had a lot of duties for the day and was quiet nervous but he said that Taidgh just always appeared next to him at the right time to help him.The meal was amazing, everyone to this day are still commentating on the quality of the food and the day itself. I was delighted that Ballygarry was the place for our wedding because all of our American friends and family got a real look at the famous Irish hospitality and service.

Overall 5 stars and very deserved.
by Oonagh O' Driscoll
on Wed, 12th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 perfection,the music, the finger food was amazing. The drinks reception was a start to a great day. We took all our photos in the landscape gardens while listening to the music that was being played in the drinks reception, they had external speakers outside so we feel we didn't miss a minute of the reception.
The food at the reception was perfect, amazing everything I wanted, everyone of our guests commented how amazing he food was . John the head chef and his team do an fantastic job.
We can still say nearly two months later that if we were to get married again next week we wouldn't change a thing not one thing!!!!

If anyone is thinking about having your wedding reception in Ballygarry House Hotel, no need to think anymore. BOOK IT NOW I'm so glad we did
Norma & Cian
by Aine O Shea
on Mon, 3rd of 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

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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 and the groom at the door and oversee's everything makes all the difference. My cousins went home to Britain and boasted so much about this hotel and now a couple from London who wished to view castle's only in kerry have now also booked the Ballygarry house hotel. I was a lil apprehensive about holding our reception outside of our own town but we were both blown away along with our parents. If we could do it all over again we couldnt fault anything about the Ballygarry House Hotel, they hold a massive standard for weddings and take great pride in this, as all can see on the day. They have weddings down to a tee, a five star service and for this they should received the recognition they deserve.
by Catriona
on Sat, 24th of 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 of 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

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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 with the hotel and it's staff & would absolutely recommend it to anyone thinking of having their wedding reception in Kerry, you won't be sorry!
by fiona M barrett / anthony barrett
on Sun, 21st of 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

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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 forever. We would both highly recommend this hotel.
by Adrian Connell
on Fri, 5th of 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

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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 were top class. The gardens were very well presented and the room was out of this world. If the room was out of this world then the food and service were out of this unuverse, the selection and quality were brilliant and were commented on by every single guest I have spoken to in the last few weeks since the wedding, to deliver restaurant quality, top erestaurant  food to over 200 people at the same time is some task but it seemed to be effortless for the team at Ballygarry. On top of the quality of the food came the quantity, every guest was astounded to be offered additional meat , fish and chicken something I have never seen at a wedding and ensured that every guest was satisfied and wowed. The level and speed of service was something to be seen, all tables served and cleared at the same time with efficiency and care, it was like a military operation but went down with the guest extremley well and was one of the things I will remember for ever.  We were organised and helped on the day by Thys and I cannot say enough about how him and the team assisted uson the day, nothing was too much and everything was our wish, they were excellent. We partied into the night and were fed again a midnight, if you thought the standard of food would drop then you would be wrong, we had beef baps and it was again top class quality. After the dust had settled on the night and the bills were paid, I would reccomend Ballygarry to anyone thinking of getting maried in Ireland, value for money was exceptional however the venue, the staff, the service, the quality, the food and the attention to detail were phenomenal. Without questions 5 stars, its a shame only s can be awarded as for the day we had and the memories we have 10 stars would not be out of place.
by Deborah
on Mon, 1st of 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

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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 advice on times for our mass, our photographs and on how to make the day run as smoothly as possibly. All the staff in Ballygary from the bar staff, waiting staff, managers etc. all work at impeccable standards and we could not fault them in any way. The meal we received got nothing but fantastic reviews from our guests. They all commented on how they had never had such brilliant food and service at a wedding. Many said they felt it was like having a meal at a top class restaurant, not a typical wedding reception meal by any standards. We would gladly recommend Ballygary House Hotel to any couple for their wedding....amazing location and brilliant staff. Patrick and Deborah Cronin-married 15th Sept 2012
by Caitríona Healy
on Fri, 28th of 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

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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 lovely people to deal with. On reaching the hotel after our wedding, we received a warm welcome and were comfortably surrounded by staff that could predict and meet our every need. The bridal party and guests also received the same attention. The meal was fantastic and it stood out for everyone as we are receiving endless compliments since. We were able to enjoy every moment and felt completely relaxed throughout the day. The overall atmosphere was fantastic and loads of our guests remarked on the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff – nothing was too much trouble. We decided to stay the following night for a family barbecue and we are so happy we did. The food was absolutely delicious. The royal treatment continued for the entire duration of our stay! What sets the Ballygarry apart is the real feel of a family run business where the focus was on ensuring our satisfaction. We were overwhelmed by the level of service we received, the attention to detail and overall success of the day. There was nothing we could fault and that says it all. Thank you so much for the wonderful part you all played in making a truly memorable day for us. Liam & Caitríona
by elaine
on Thu, 27th of 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

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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 would certainly recommend Ballygarry to future Brides & grooms for a stress free and flawless wedding reception.
by Aisling Cordoba
on Tue, 25th of 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

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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 choose from to suit any bodies needs. I would really encourage wedding couples to view this venue and consider the hotel for their most special day. It would be hard pressed to find a better wedding venue.
by Siobhan
on Tue, 25th of 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

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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 day was magical and Ballygarry played a huge part of it.
by Adrian Connell
on Wed, 12th of 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

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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 were top class. The gardens were very well presented and the room was out of this world. If the room was out of this world then the food and service were out of this unuverse, the selection and quality were brilliant and were commented on by every single guest I have spoken to in the last few weeks since the wedding, to deliver restaurant quality, top erestaurant food to over 200 people at the same time is some task but it seemed to be effortless for the team at Ballygarry. On top of the quality of the food came the quantity, every guest was astounded to be offered additional meat , fish and chicken something I have never seen at a wedding and ensured that every guest was satisfied and wowed.. The level and speed of service was something to be seen, all tables served and cleared at the same time with efficiency and care, it was like a military operation but went down with the guest extremley well and was one of the things I will remember for ever. We were organised and helped on the day by Thys and I cannot say enough about how him and the team assisted uson the day, nothing was too much and everything was our wish, they were excellent. We partied into the night and were fed again a midnight, if you thought the standard of food would drop then you would be wrong, we had beef baps and it was again top class quality. After the dust had settled on the night and the bills were paid, I would reccomend Ballygarry to anyone thinking of getting maried in Ireland, value for money was exceptional however the venue, the staff, the service, the quality, the food and the attention to detail were phenomenal. Without questions 5 stars, its a shame only 5 can be awarded as for the day we had and the memories we have 10 stars would not be out of place.
by Brian O'Mahony
on Fri, 4th of 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

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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 go out to the hotel staff and management for a fantastic night!!
by LBDeb
on Wed, 12th of 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.

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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 of 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

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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 the excellent food and service for weeks and months after the wedding! To top the night off we had hot beef baps and bacon butties at midnight which was a real wow factor. My only complaint is that the day went too fast! For anyone planning their wedding we would recommend Ballygarry without hesitation.
by Elaine Carey
on Fri, 30th of 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

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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 Hotel for your special day. Elaine & Aiden Carey
by Imelda Corridan Cronin
on Mon, 26th of 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

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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 & Imelda Cronin
by Kelly O'Donoghue
on Wed, 21st of 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

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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 enjoy it! And it was the most amazing day. Every small detailed request was met by the wedding co-ordinater there, Helen, who helped us in any way she possibly could. The room was laid out perfectly to the exact way we had requested. The drinks reception was fabulous & the new Pavilion there made the day. The meal was fantastic and every guest was raving about it!! The party went on well into the early hours, and our guests were amazed with the evening buffet that was put on later that night. I can not stress enough how fantastic the day was and how pleased we were with everything, there wasn't a thing we would change about the day. I would urge any future bride who is looking for a venue to book Ballygarry asap, you can not go wrong!!! We held our 'after party' there the next day too for over 100 guests, with a fantastic bbq and live music in the pavilion. Its ideal here, and we had great weather so guests sat outside with the fountains whilst the bbq was going on. This was a brilliant room for this next day gathering, and again the food was fantastic, our guests couldn't believe it. We were so so happy with our entire wedding weekend, it was more perfect than we could have dreamt of. Thank you so so much to all the staff at Ballygarry House for making our day absolutely perfect and the most fantastic day of our lives.
by Tara O'Connell
on Mon, 19th of 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

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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 magical, memorable day of my life! The feedback I have received has been nothing short of brilliant, the setting, the staff, the hospitality and of course the magnificent food. Should any couple be contemplating a venue for their special day, take my advice and avail of the tranquil, breath-taking setting of the Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee.
on Mon, 19th of 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 of 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 of 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

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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 nervous about things going well on the day but with padraig at the helm of the ship he co ordinating everything to a tee. Iwould highly recommend any couples getting married to have your venue at Ballygarry house if i could do it all gain id be back in a heartbeat.
by Yvonne & Sean
on Thu, 15th of 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

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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 staff was first class with no delay between courses, still people remark on the lovely meal they received on the day. We would strongly recommend the Ballygarry House Hotel as a superb wedding venue
by Siobhan Cummins
on Tue, 13th of 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

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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. If i won the lotto tomorrow morning and could have my wedding all over again I wouldn’t change one thing. It truly was a fairly tale wedding and I look forward to returning to Ballygarry House Hotel time and time again to mark all the special occasions in our lives. Siobhan and Gearoid Cummins “
by Aisling Foley
on Tue, 13th of 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

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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 getting comments on the food that was served on the day, from our 4 course menu to our evening buffet of hot beef baps carved to order. We can not speak highly enough of the service that Ballygarry House Hotel provided and do not hesitate to recommend them!
by Helen Cronin
on Sun, 11th of 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

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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
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