Ballynahinch Castle Weddings

Recess, Connemara, County Galway
Capacity: 140
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Ballynahinch Castle Weddings
Recess, Connemara, County Galway

Ballynahinch Castle Weddings: Galway

Luxurious wedding venue in the heart of Connemara in the West of Ireland. Few wedding venues anywhere in the world could be as romantic and intimate as Ballynahinch Castle.

To celebrate your wedding at Ballynahinch Castle is to make a statement. This is not your average wedding reception; it is a celebration with friends in an exclusive yet unpretentious castle; it is a truly breathtaking setting.

A wedding party at Ballynahinch Castle echoes the great house parties of a time past. Your closest friends and family are welcomed to your “House in the Country” to join you for a weekend of fun, food and festivities.

Every bride to be has her own vision of her wedding and in this regard all celebrations at Ballynahinch Castle are bespoke, individually designed with you to reflect the style and atmosphere that you wish to create.

Ballynahinch Castle caters for very few weddings each year which adds to the exclusive nature of those which they do host.

NB This venue is not available for summer wedding bookings.
Ballynahinch Castle Weddings: Please share your stay experience
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cmag007
October - 2019
"Perfect get away"
We booked a two night break to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Not disappointed! Comfortable, clean, good food, pleasant welcoming staff who couldn’t do enough for us and stunning scenery. It is a remote quiet location which suits us. Owenmore restaurant was excellent. Very relaxing ‘get away from it all’ break.
Bernadette & Noel
September - 2019
Amazing hotel, exquisite location - full of olde worlde atmosphere.
We just spent one night (which as much to short needless to say), but we had a wonderful experience and enjoyed every moment. The hospitality and friendliness shown to us by all the staff was so natural and caring. Our room which overlooked the river was incredibly beautiful. A lovely welcoming card with chocolates greeted us when we arrived as it was our 30th wedding anniversary. I could barely sleep with the excitement. We dined in the bar where the food also was delicious having had a great walk in the gardens earlier. This place is just pure magic and is my now go to place in the future as we only live 90 minutes away. Will not probably stay over night but will certainly enjoy the amazing walks, tranquility and beauty of the place and will for sure call in for the wonderful seafood chowder. An autumnal visit to see the gardens in the displays of colour in October with my daughter is a must. So many thanks again.
Jcjc1994
February 2019
"Comfort, Character, Charming"
This place is the opposite of your usual cream marble glass doors kind of hotel, where you can’t tell what part of the world you are in. This beautiful quaint characterful building nestles into the most picturesque landscape you can imagine. Be sure to stay in one of the river view rooms, you may just stay on the couch looking out your own window all day, but be sure to venture out around the grounds too. If you like understated elegance, lived in luxury, peace and quiet, good food and wine, and a hotel with character, treat yourself to this place. I must say the bedroom was very spacious, dressing area and bathroom were well appointed and spotless, and had everything we needed. Voya products in the bathroom and a nespresso machine just follow the standard set by this fabulous hotel.

Bluejaydawn - Ireland
March - 2018
"Perfection, perfection, perfection"
This is the third time we have stayed at this wonderful hotel.
We have just celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary with two friends on a 2 day mid week break.
The Ballynahinch experience begins as you soak up the stunning scenery as you drive past the salmon river up to the main hotel. Feeling 10 years younger and still not stepped inside is always a good sign.
The lovely old wooden door creaks open and you are transported back to another world, sadly mostly now lost in the The open fire burning logs crackles away, wafting out the woodsmoke perfume .
The totally in character reception desk is manned by the charming Marion, who welcomed us back and I shed another 5 years.
We had booked a riverview room, and why not? The views over the river and surrounding countryside are worth the extra . The bedroom was tastefully furnished and exceeded all our expectations.
We nipped downstairs to the "fisherman's pub", walking past the fly rods lined up and waiting. Past interesting paintings and the 1962 rates....£16 for a week!!! Agh bring back those days.
The bar area has two lit log fires and character to match. Some very fine stuffed salmon and a 15lb brown trout are displayed as if proof were needed... this is fishing country.
We met a local retired farmer, ex ghillie , Tom. He has stories to tell and time to share.
We almost forgot about dinner.
We ate in the bar for the first evening and we not disappointed with good food and great service. Finn, was our helpful staff member in the bar that evening, but all the hotel staff were on top form during our stay.
We enjoyed a couple of lovely walks along the river, taking full advantage of the early spring sunshine. We watched 2 dippers (water birds) searching for food in the wooded area of the river.
We spent our second day exploring some local points of interest, kylemore Abbey and then onto Roundstone which has just about the best harbour setting that I've ever seen.
We ate in the main restaurant that evening and the menu and service perfectly complimented the beautiful room and viewsover the river at dusk.
It was even warm enough at 6pm to enjoy a cigar and a whiskey outside on the patio overlooking the river.
I keep mentioning this fabulous river......I've not fished for many a year...but when I start again...it will be here!
We puffed on our cigars and watched lazy fish pick off the occasional fly on the water.
I noted the rises and plotted in my head how I would catch those two brown trout.
A super night's sleep can only be followed by the breakfast of all breakfasts.
Pat showed us to our seats, welcoming us back like long lost friends ( it was day 2 and we were starting to feel right at home)
The breakfast is most likely the best that I've ever had and that compliment is hard one.
This hotel ticks all my boxes and then some.
It's stylish, old word, bygone charm , and steeped in history, yet meets the modern world standards and expectations. This is a very good hotel run by management and staff that care and truly want your return business.
Bluejaydawn
March - 2018
"Perfection, perfection, perfection"
This is the third time we have stayed at this wonderful hotel.
We have just celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary with two friends on a 2 day mid week break.
The Ballynahinch experience begins as you soak up the stunning scenery as you drive past the salmon river up to the main hotel. Feeling 10 years younger and still not stepped inside is always a good sign.
The lovely old wooden door creaks open and you are transported back to another world, sadly mostly now lost in the The open fire burning logs crackles away, wafting out the woodsmoke perfume .
The totally in character reception desk is manned by the charming Marion, who welcomed us back and I shed another 5 years.
We had booked a riverview room, and why not? The views over the river and surrounding countryside are worth the extra . The bedroom was tastefully furnished and exceeded all our expectations.
We nipped downstairs to the "fisherman's pub", walking past the fly rods lined up and waiting. Past interesting paintings and the 1962 rates....£16 for a week!!! Agh bring back those days.
The bar area has two lit log fires and character to match. Some very fine stuffed salmon and a 15lb brown trout are displayed as if proof were needed... this is fishing country.
We met a local retired farmer, ex ghillie , Tom. He has stories to tell and time to share.
We almost forgot about dinner.
We ate in the bar for the first evening and we not disappointed with good food and great service. Finn, was our helpful staff member in the bar that evening, but all the hotel staff were on top form during our stay.
We enjoyed a couple of lovely walks along the river, taking full advantage of the early spring sunshine. We watched 2 dippers (water birds) searching for food in the wooded area of the river.
We spent our second day exploring some local points of interest, kylemore Abbey and then onto Roundstone which has just about the best harbour setting that I've ever seen.
We ate in the main restaurant that evening and the menu and service perfectly complimented the beautiful room and viewsover the river at dusk.
It was even warm enough at 6pm to enjoy a cigar and a whiskey outside on the patio overlooking the river.
I keep mentioning this fabulous river......I've not fished for many a year...but when I start again...it will be here!
We puffed on our cigars and watched lazy fish pick off the occasional fly on the water.
I noted the rises and plotted in my head how I would catch those two brown trout.
A super night's sleep can only be followed by the breakfast of all breakfasts.
Pat showed us to our seats, welcoming us back like long lost friends ( it was day 2 and we were starting to feel right at home)
The breakfast is most likely the best that I've ever had and that compliment is hard one.
This hotel ticks all my boxes and then some.
It's stylish, old word, bygone charm , and steeped in history, yet meets the modern world standards and expectations.
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  • Wedding Venue Features
  • Luxurious wedding venue
  • Set in heart of Connemara
  • Romantic and intimate location
  • Stunning surrounding landscape
  • Exclusive yet unpretentious castle
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