"Feels like a house party out of Downton Abbey" - Veranda Magazine.
A five-star luxury country house in the heart of Ireland - you just may leave yours right here at this pastoral paradise. With over 600 acres of ancient forests, gardens & magnificent mountains throw the gathering of your dreams. There are 15 rooms to takeover with your nearest for holiday parties, gatherings and more.
Upon arrival, staff lines up to greet you as if you were the owners returning from travels. Concierge Glenn attended school at Ballyfin and is happy to share stories from the hotel’s era as an all-boys’ school. And be sure to unwind, inroom, with a real Irish seaweed bath. Candlelit, of course.
Venue Features The Scene: After being greeted by the uniform-starched house staff, and checking into your period-antiques-filled room, a butler stands ready to unpack (and launder if desired) your clothes, as you move to explore the grounds which comes with its own grotto, tower, Edwardian garden and picnic hut. Or sit by one of the many wood-burning fireplaces with a cup of tea (or spirits perhaps). Design: Ballyfin is a living work of art. The Italian mosaic in the entrance hall is more than 2000 years old; Antlers of an Italian elk - extinct for more than 10,000 years - hang above a doorway; and the chandelier in the Gold Drawing Room came from Queen Caroline of Naples. Standout Venue Features: Guests can fully immerse into Ballyfin’s history and Downton Abbey effect by dressing in period costumes, purchased from the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and, with a splash of top-shelf whiskey in hand, making way into the dining room for a traditional dinner of Texel lamb and black pudding. You will find a versatile combination of magnificence and intimacy throughout the house. The State Rooms make for a glorious backdrop to a stay in the house and are perfect for every type of event. From small family dinners to spectacular parties to exceptional corporate gatherings and with all of the public rooms opening into each other it is ideal for a larger cocktail party. Up to 50 guests may be seated comfortable for dinner in the State Dining room or for larger parties the Ballroom is a wonderful venue. Extra Perks: There are lots of activities available from the active outdoors to wine tasting in the cellar. Memorable food arrangements are all part of the catering at Ballyfin, from picnics in the grotto, barbeques in the courtyard, and lunches in the sunny conservatory and gala dinners in the State dining room - each mealtime will be an experience. You can add period drama to the event by selecting costumes from our costume department. Awards & Notables
Ballyfin has topped Conde Nast traveler’s Hotlist; been named ‘Best New Resort’ by Robb Report and appeared in a number of leading magazines including Billionaire Magazine, Forbes, Elite Traveler, Andrew Harper, Virtuoso Life, among others
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