The perfect wedding venue in Connemara, Galway

To celebrate your wedding at Ballynahinch Castle is to make a statement. You are having a House Party. This is not your average wedding reception; it is a celebration with friends in an exclusive yet unpretentious castle. A wedding party at Ballynahinch Castle echoes the great house parties of a time past. Your closest friends and family are welcomed to your “House in the Country” to join you for fun, food and festivities.

Every bride to be has her own vision of her wedding and in this regard all celebrations at Ballynahinch Castle are bespoke, individually designed with you to reflect the style and atmosphere that you wish to create. Ballynahinch Castle is not a typical Galway wedding venue. To this end we cater for very few weddings each year which adds to the exclusive nature of those which we do host. As we enjoy a great deal of repeat business it is not possible for us to host a wedding through the summer months as all our regular guests and fishermen are with us at this time.

As Irish Brides Magazine said; “You can’t help but fall in love with the Connemara scenery surrounding Ballynahinch Castle. This legendary hotel in Galway is renowned for its laid-back luxury and a wedding here is guaranteed to be as romantic and chilled out as you can handle… Winter is an especially gorgeous time as the place looks wonderful with its Christmas decorations, ivy, candles and roaring log fires. Guests will love pre or post wedding day activities like a clay shoot followed by soup and sandwiches in the cosy, fire-warmed pub. Combing casual charm with authentic country living this 4-star gem is as magical as it gets.”

Weekend Weddings

A weekend wedding requires all the hotel’s 48 bedrooms to be taken exclusively by the wedding party for a minimum of two nights. For the wedding reception a minimum of 100 adult guests and a maximum of 140 adult guests can be accommodated in our restaurant.

Mid-Week Weddings

A midweek wedding, Sunday – Thursday inclusive, requires only a minimum one night exclusive rental of all 48 hotel bedrooms. For the wedding reception a minimum of 100 adult guests and a maximum of 140 adult guests can be accommodated in our restaurant. Our wedding coordinator will assist you in contacting the registrar and advising you of the steps involved. 

To receive further information on your individual needs please email info@ballynahinch-castle.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Ballynahinch wedding will be designed to resemble the ‘House Parties’ of history, with your closest friends and family having exclusive access to our hotel and grounds.
Ballynahinch has extensive testimonials from couples who have chosen our beautiful castle as their venue. Click here to see testimonials.
Ballynahinch Castle is a slice of history, surrounded by natural beauty, giving you privacy, elegance, amazing food, and and memories that will warm your heart.
Our rooms are rustic and cosy, while spacious, beautiful, and modern. Click here to see our wedding gallery.
For a beautiful weekend wedding at Ballynahinch, you’ll need to book all 48 rooms for two nights with a minimum of 100 guests and a maximum of 140 guests.
Ballynahinch is one of the most unique wedding venues Galway has to offer. A wedding at Ballynahinch is a private house party, with you and your guests taking the hotel exclusively for your celebration.
Ballynahinch Castle is one of the most exclusive and romantic castle wedding venues not just in Galway but in Ireland. Set on a stunning 700 acre estate which is yours exclusively for the wedding celebration.
Ballynahinch is one of the most popular Connemara wedding venues, due to it's idealic and romantic setting where guests enjoy the hotel exclusively adding a sense of grandure to the wedding.
When thinking of wedding hotels Galway, Ballynahinch does not automatically spring to mind but for those couples looking for a unique venue with a sense of style, privacy and grandure, Ballynahinch is the perfect choice for wedding hotels Galway and surrounded by stunning scenery which will be the perfect backdrop to your photos.
Ballynahinch Castle is one of the finest luxury wedding venues in Ireland. Offering couples a stunning destination for their wedding celebration. A luxury wedding at Ballynahinch is an exclusive buyout of all 48 bedrooms for a minimum of two nights for a weekend wedding, one night for a midweek celebration.
Weddings at Ballynahinch are an exclusive event with dinner in our restaurant overlooking the river. Civil ceremonies can take place in the Hunt's Room for a maximum of 60 guests. For those wishing to have a larger ceremony we recommend a marquee on the grounds or in the walled garden.