Ballyvolane House Est. 1983

Location: Ballyvolane House, Cork, Ireland

De-camp & glamp or gather & wed at this North Cork country home on the Irish grange - more 'house party' than hotel.
Have a sporting salmon catch with your corporate colleagues in the nearby Cork River or have a giggly girls glamping getaway complete with local Crinnaughtaun Apple juice and a jar of homemade chocolate cookies.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Boutique Hotel
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Field / Forest / Orchard
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Forest
Garden
Historical Monument
Lake
Meadow/Field
Style
Country
Eclectic
Glamorous
Romantic
Shabby Chic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Wedding Ceremony
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

Welcome to Ballyvolane House, a historic Irish country house of extraordinary warmth, style and comfort that provides luxury accommodation, amazing home-grown food and salmon fishing on the river Blackwater, located in the North Cork countryside of southern Ireland. Ballyvolane House is a magical setting for your wedding or corporate retreat. Nestled deep in the beautiful north Cork countryside, Ballyvolane has been in the Green family for generations, so you and your wedding guests can enjoy a slice of home-from-home ancestral chic. Originally built in 1728, the house was remodelled in Victorian times to give it a more Italianate style; it's filled with family heirlooms, portraits and antiques. The house is stylish, homely, has heaps of character and is more “house party” than hotel. If you are interested in having your wedding or an event at Ballyvolane House please phone us on 025 36349 or email info@ballyvolanehouse.ie for a tailor-made quotation.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $39 to $70

Additional Charges

The rental fees include accommodation and breakfast for 6 bedrooms (sleeps 12). All extras such as drinks, dinner, glamping, activities, laundry etc would be charged for as normal.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
140
Buffet
140
Standing
140
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1983
Curfew
3 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
Open year round.
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Ballyvolane House: 6 bedrooms (sleeps 12) Glamping: 11 Bell Tents (sleeps 22) 1 Glamping Arc (sleeps 2) 1 Tin Can Caravan (sleeps 2) Self Catering Holiday Rental Cottage: 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

At Ballyvolane House, food is a huge part of what we do. We keep rare-breed pigs, Muscovy ducks, hens, grow our own vegetables and fruit during the growing season and we forage. The gardens are extensive and stunning and the house dogs, two Cairn terriers Dumpling and Stormy are always happy to take you on a walk around the gardens!

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
On arrival, guests enter through the front door into the striking pillared hall with its Blüthner baby grand piano and hand-stencilled doors. The large drawing room at the rear overlooks vast terraced lawns where fan-tailed doves flutter. The drawing room can be used for the drinks reception or Civil Marriage Ceremonies. The formal gardens to the rear also provide the perfect setting for the drinks reception. Ballyvolane has over 80-acres of manicured gardens, mature woodland, lakes and parkland to get lost in. Blessings and ceremonies in the woods, gardens or beside the lakes will ensure a stunning backdrop to your wedding wherever you decide to have it. The meal itself would be held in the vintage-style tent in the gardens (max capacity 140 guests).
Design:
Ballyvolane House is a shabby chic authentic Irish country house which is homely and warm. The furniture is an eclectic mix of fine antiques, family portraits and mid-century pieces that gives the house a slightly Bohemian vibe. Vast gardens, parkland and woods surround the house.
Standout Venue Features:
We can arrange all kinds of activities for our guests such as salmon fishing on the river Blackwater, we operate a fly-fishing school, guided canoe trips on the river in an open canoe, guided mountain hikes, cookery and cocktail demonstrations, foraging expeditions with an accredited botanist and every morning after breakfast the guests are very welcome to help collect the eggs, feed the pigs and visit the farm animals.
Extra Perks:
This rental fee includes the following: - 2 nights accommodation in the house (6 bedrooms, sleeps 12) with full Irish breakfast each morning. We have some extra Z-beds and cots if needed. Max capacity 140 guests. Mininum of 100 guests required for all weekend weddings. Client meetings to help plan and co-ordinate your entire wedding. Prepare Ballyvolane House and gardens to your specific requirements. Indian Bazaar marquee on the lawn. Use of vintage tent and adjoining barn which houses the bar and dancing area. All equipment, tables, chairs, linen, cutlery, crockery, glasses, vases, table lanterns. Personalised printed menus and table plan. Menu tasting for Bride and Groom. Victorian gong. Umbrellas (if raining). Table for cake and antique sword for cutting the cake. Champagne, flowers and chocolates in bride and groom’s bedroom. Additional parking area for guests with car park attendants. Drinks reception area outside set up with deck chairs, low tables, decorative candles and storm lanterns. Croquet, badminton and other lawn games. Recommendations for florists, string quartets, live bands, DJs, trad-musicians, Irish dancers, limo/vintage car hire, taxis, minibus hire, wedding cake suppliers, photographers, videographers, hair styling, beauty and aromatherapy treatments and much more besides. Public liability insurance.
Awards & Notables Please click the following link to see all the blogs, press reviews, films relating to Ballyvolane House: http://ballyvolanehouse.ie/reviews/. Some recent highlights are below: Hip Hotels Movie Trailer of Ballyvolane House June 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5m2XsRxyqc Shark Pig Ballyvolane House Wedding Video http://vimeo.com/34591799 Bash Magazine Nov 2014 https://www.facebook.com/ballyvolanehouse/photos/pcb.10152450272073531/10152450271548531/?type=1&theater Esquire Magazine Nov 2014 http://www.esquire.co.uk/food-drink/article/7360/mark-hix-goes-fishing/ Image Interiors & Living Magazine Sep 2014 http://www.image.ie/Interiors/House-Tour/Love-Lives-Here/ Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine Sep 2014 https://www.facebook.com/ballyvolanehouse/photos/pcb.10152282869313531/10152282868228531/?type=1&theater Niamh & Johnny Wedding Blog http://www.savo.ie/blog/ballyvolane-wedding-niamh-johnney/14/4 Conde Nast Traveller Magazine USA Feb 2014 http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-02-22/new-modern-inns-europe?s_cid=social_20140222_18982864 One Fab Day Wedding Blog May 2014 http://onefabday.com/an-irish-garden-party-in-ballyvolane Conde Nast Traveller Magazine UK Feb 2012 http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/hotels/country-house-hotels-in-ireland/page/ballyvolane-house,-county-cork
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Ballyvolane House dining room Gold Medal Award 'Field to Fork' Sep 2014 http://ballyvolanehouse.ie/news/gold-medal-award-field-to-fork-for-ballyvolane-house-68/
Bars & Lounges:
Honesty Bar in the main house Bar in the rustic barn
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