Ballinacurra House

Intimate Weddings Bursting with Personality in a Totally Private Setting

The eclectic and utterly fabulous Ballinacurra House is a coastal gem in Ireland’s gourmet capital, Kinsale, Co Cork which sits on 40 acres of breath-taking grounds. This 18th Century luxury Cork country mansion brings back old-world opulence and personal service in a modern and totally private way.

It is a perfect choice for both intimate and larger weddings, where privacy and attention to detail is paramount. This elegant country mansion hides behind 10-foot-high walls, security gates and sprawling woodland and its own private Jetty that can have been described as a photographers dream, regardless of the weather.

Choosing Ballinacurra House for your wedding is emphatically nothing like selecting a hotel. This is a unique experience, something completely different, a private house party wedding with enormous style and atmosphere and quite possibly the best location in Ireland – Kinsale – a superb smart town with a cool cosmopolitan vibe, 65 bars and restaurants, 20 mins from the airport and often referred to as the Irish Riviera.

The house itself is eclectic with a cosmopolitan twist and every nook and cranny themed to reflect the travels of the owners. Indoors, each room in the house has been meticulously themed offering 22 suites throughout the Main House, Cottage and Coach House as well as various lounge and entertainment rooms. Its newest feature, the Cuban Cocktail Lounge, is an added bonus for summer weddings where you can enjoy a tipple after taking stunning photographs with your bridal party by the waterside – giving your day a truly exotic destination feel.

Privilege, complete privacy, luxury, old fashioned courtesy and charm, are all on hand for you and your guests, just as if you were to the manor born. Part of that privileged approach is the personal involvement of the owners. “We don’t put it in the hands of the event staff’ explains Des. “I individually meet every couple, listen to their requirements and ideas, tell them the style of things we’ve done before, and we work from there to create a unique experience. It’s completely bespoke service, but its very personal too”

When you book Ballinacurra House, you book the entire place. Your own country estate for the duration of your celebration, where friends and families can celebrate with you in the most gracious of surroundings.

Exuding country charm, this exclusive-use estate offers all of the luxuries you would expect in any five-star setting complete with the following features;
• Private Jetty overlooking the Bandon River
• magnificent south-facing walled gardens
• an outdoor entertainment patio featuring outdoor BBQ kitchen
• Italian Pizza oven
• croquet lawn
• playground
• helipad
• several picnic lawns,
• private stream and pond
• Cuban cocktail lounge & cigar bar
• Rotunda
And not forgetting our resident Irish Wolfhound Oscar!

It also attracts a stellar list of international clients and over the past year has hosted the Heads of State, CEOs of World Aerospace and the top executives from Fashion Avenue New York, King of Pop Michael Jackson. Even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tried to book their honeymoon at the estate but were rebuffed as the venue was already booked!

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  • Ballinacurra House, Cork, Ireland

A huge thank you for all your help, patience and support in making our wedding day so special. Your beautiful house is the most amazing venue for anyone to become husband and wife, and I’m sure we’ll be back in 25 years to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary! Thanks a million.


Damien & Heather

We had the most amazing ceremony in the garden which was so Intimate and personal …everything was just perfect!


Nikki & Damian

When we first saw Ballinacurra House, we knew it was the type of place where we wanted to get married: it being a discrete traditional, country house. However, the day and the location far exceeded our own wildest expectations and dreams and certainly wowed our close family and friends. The staff were wonderful, present if needed and then slipping into the shadows when required. Thus, we felt like we were welcoming and waving off our guests from our own beautiful stately home. Plus the patch in front of the house was a magical place to host our small wedding…. Ballinacurra House – magnificent, marvellous, fantastic, first class!


Mary & Pat