Ballyvolane House & Blackwater Salmon Fishery

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Ballyvolane House has an abundance of enchanting places in which to have a ceremony or blessing; inside the house or in the great outdoors or in the rustic hay barn. In the past, we have had blessings in the gardens, in the woods, in the walled garden and by the lakes


Exciting Wedding news!  Ballyvolane House teams-up with Lismore Castle for winter weddings.

We are now teaming-up with our friends at Lismore Castle during the winter months. Ceremonies in the great outdoors are not always possible during with winter and we are delighted to offer wedding couples a truely stunning alternative location for their wedding ceremony. The atmospheric Pugin Room at Lismore Castle (Pugin designed the Houses of Parliament in Westminster) is available exclusively to couples having their wedding at Ballyvolane House. The wedding ceremony would be held in the Pugin Room and following the ceremony (and some photos) the wedding party would head back to Ballyvolane House for the wedding reception; drinks and canapes in the house (or gardens weather permitting), dinner in the vintage marquee, dancing and party in the barn. Ballyvolane House is only 25 minutes from Lismore Castle by car. Please email or phone us for more details.


Civil Marriages are subject to approval by the HSE (Health Service Executive), which is the government authority responsible for approving venues suitable for Civil Marriages. In each case, the couple getting married must apply directly to the Cork Civil Registration Office. Ballyvolane House has been given consent in the past for Civil Marriages.

For more information or to apply, please contact: Cork Civil Registration Office, Adelaide Court, Adelaide Street, Cork. Tel: 021 4275126

Humanist or other types of ceremonies and blessings can be held outside. If you are interested in Humanist ceremonies, please contact the Ceremonies co-ordinator. 

Outdoor wedding ceremonyTie the knot under a canopy of trees

An outdoor wedding ceremony or blessing is a lovely option at Ballyvolane House. Our prices vary according to size and would include the following: 

Party marquees are available for hire specifically for ceremonies and blessings


Catholic Churches: Castlelyons (3 miles), Conna (6 miles), Glengoura (8 miles) and Fermoy (8 miles) - Contact Castlelyons Parish Priest. 

Church of Ireland Churches: Fermoy and Conna - Contact Fermoy Rector.


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