Frequently Asked Questions about Ballybeg
Please find responses to common concerns:
A marquee wedding during the winter months (November – March)
could be cold and miserable?
The Marquee is oil fired centrally heated with thermostatic controls, which ensures the inside of the marquee is heated to whatever temperature you require. Winter weddings in Ballybeg House and Grouse Lodge are special, the open fires throughout the house, compliment the marquees cosy atmosphere.
While the grounds around Ballybeg House are ideal for a Blessing,
what happens on a rainy day?
Presently, a decision is made on the wedding day to move the “Blessing” inside the house if inclement weather conditions prevail or are imminent. Due to the ever increasing number of couples opting for a civil ceremony/blessing, in 2012, Ballybeg opened its own wedding ceremony room called “The Ayres Ceremony Room”.
The Ayres Ceremony Room is situated in part of the existing old courtyard and can accommodate approx 160 guests. It has a distinctly medieval feel with the existing exposed stone walls, granite arches, and the use of very subtle lighting and candles. The option to use the Ayres Ceremony Room is another major feature, which we believe will make the whole wedding experience at Ballybeg House and Grouse Lodge even more special. It will also help dispel any inhibitions couples may have about the dreaded rainy days.
There is no available accommodation at Ballybeg House for guests -
is this a problem and where do guests stay?
Ballybeg House is not a hotel, but rather a “Home from Home”. Ballybeg House and Grouse Lodge are your homes for the duration of your wedding stay. Ballybeg itself has 2/3 bedrooms and Grouse Lodge has a further 2.
We have on our website, listings and descriptions of Hotel, Self-Catering and B&B accommodation – all within 5 to 20 mins drive from Ballybeg. All recommended by us. The types of accommodation vary from the 5-Star Brooklodge Hotel, 3-Star Woodenbridge Hotel, guest houses like Madelines in Tinahely or the Meath Arms in Aughrim, to self catering, like the Tudor style Derrywater House, trident Holiday Homes in Aughrim, to Coollattin Courtyard Apartments or Toberpatrick Cottages etc . There is ample accommodation to meet all preferences and budgets.
A local Hackney and Coach Service, Tinahely cabs, will facilitate the transport to and from the wedding venue if required. Ballybeg also has Jimmy on duty on the night of the wedding, all night, to ensure no one is left waiting for the hackney to arrive.
Ballybeg House is a private venue – How much personal organising is involved?
As much or as little as you like! There is no “wedding package” at Ballybeg as each and every wedding is different; however we will accommodate your own particular requirements with as much or as little help as you require, from our Maitre’d’s Dominique and/or Teresa. See Pairs and Peaches for more details.
Please feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have...
Paddy on: +353 (0)87 2549234.
Dominique on: +353 (0)87 6848470.
Teresa on: +353 (0)86 0222694.
or email: email@example.com