Ballyvolane House & Blackwater Salmon Fishery

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wedding menus

Food for thought

Entertain The Night Before Or The Day After

The dining room can be used to host a dinner for family and close friends the night before. Barbeques, Hog Roasts and traditional Sunday Lunch Roats are always popular the day after the wedding.

Drinks/Champagne Reception

Weather permitting, this would take place outside in the gardens and if it’s raining, we can use the hall, dining room and drawing room in the main house for the drinks reception. We will also put up a small Indian Raj-style tent on the lawn, as it will give shade to your guests if it’s hot and sunny or protection from the rain if it’s wet. We would dislpay the wedding cake under the Raj tent.


CanapesFrom Canapés to Hog Roasts...

The menus vary with seasonal, fishing and weather conditions. All our ingredients are sourced locally from artisan food producers, where possible they are organic and we grow a huge amount of our own vegetables and fruit in our walled garden. We rear our own Saddleback, Glouscester Old Spot and Duroc pigs and have a flock of free-range hens that produce fantastic eggs for breakfast and baking. We are mad-keen foragers as well. We buy all our beef and lamb from McGrath Butchers in Lismore. Seafood comes from O'Connell's in the English Market in Cork or Ballycotton Seafood. We are lucky being located in Cork as there is an abundance of fantastic artisan food producers nearby.

Sample Hot & Cold Pass Around Canapes @ €15 per person


Hot & Cold Pass Around Canapes @ €15 Per Person (please choose 5 of the following)

Country House Wedding feast

Menu Options

Main Meal @ €75 Per Person 

The main meal ranges from a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast to a more informal meal such as hog roast (whole piggy slow roasted on a spit over a log fire). Please find a sample menu for the summertime on the following page. We offer seaonal variations to this menu as well. Special children’s menus are available. Needless to say we are happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements such as vegetarians, vegans, coeliac and allergy sufferers. A menu tasting will be arranged in advance of the big day. 

Midnight Munchies @ €8 Per Person 

We normally serve up grilled Caherbeg bacon sandwiches (cheese & chutney for the non-meat eaters) along with the wedding cake at around 11.30pm. This goes down a treat with the guests. If you would rather have a more elaborate midnight buffet feast, we would be happy to offer this option too. The quantity we normally prepare is for half the group i.e. if you have 120 guests, we would serve sandwiches for 60 people.

Chef preparing the wedding feast


Please choose 3 starters to share. These will be served on large platters and placed in the centre  of the table for everyone to share. Please choose 1 soup and 1 hot starter and 1 cold starter. 

Bucket of new potatoes


Please choose 1 main course, which will be served in large plates for the entire table to share. There is also a vegetarian option available for the non-meat lovers. 

For the non-meat lovers… 

All main courses are served with potatoes, seasonal vegetables and dressed mixed leaf salad all grown in our walled- garden during the growing season.



Please choose 1 pudding, which will be served in large plates for everyone to share.

All puddings are served with homemade ice cream, whipped cream as well as either poached seasonal fruit or fresh berries in season.

Selection of local artisan cheeses

Loose leaf tea, Maher's coffee, fresh herb infusion 

NO SERVICE CHARGE APPLICABLE    (v) vegetarian    (n) contains nuts

wedding menus

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