“Happily Ever After” begins with a wedding at Ballyfin Demesne in Ireland. Ballyfin is an exclusive 5 star wedding venue where there are no interruptions or distractions – just you surrounded by the people you love on your special day. The beautiful and relaxing surroundings, the privacy, the luxuriously comfortable accommodation, and the fine food and wine that will be provided by the superb chefs and the sommelier make Ballyfin the perfect place for your perfect day. Choose from a selection of beautiful spaces, with flexibility for any event: an impressive ballroom ideal for wedding receptions, inviting rooms for more intimate pre-wedding celebrations such dinners or parties, and vibrant outdoor terraces or garden spaces for afternoon tea and photographs. Ballyfin prides itself on culinary creativity and offers an extensive array of menus from which to choose. For optimum personalization, Brownell can even arrange a custom-designed menu for you, along with your choice of beverages. From an intimate family brunch to a grand reception banquet, our partners on-site can assist you or your wedding planner from the planning phases to the final ceremony to ensure your special day is nothing short of pure perfection.
For full immersion into Ballyfin’s history and a fun photo opportunity, dress in period costumes with top-shelf whiskey in hand and make your way into the dining room for a traditional dinner of Texel lamb and black pudding. Activities such as horseback riding, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and falconry, boating on the lake, wine and whiskey tastings, cooking classes, and historical tours are all available and can be arranged by your Brownell Travel Advisor.
Insider’s Travel Tips:
1. Ask Ballyfin’s butler to take you down to the local pub, The Deadman’s Inn, for a pint of Guinness and the chance to meet with the locals.
2. Let us arrange a guided hike through the gentle rolling hills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, which are situated very close to Ballyfin. This area is among the most untouched and least explored areas in all of Ireland.
3. During your trip, be sure to visit the gardens of Birr Castle. This castle houses the largest telescope in the world, built in 1840’s.