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

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.