Romy and Paul Joy March 16th 2013
Once we decided it was time to tie the knot and Kerry was to be the location, (marrying a Kerry man did I have any choice?!) Ballygarry was the only venue we considered for our wedding reception in March 2013. It was the obvious choice as it is unbelievably renowned for its service, attention to detail, and absolute commitment to make sure you get an amazing day!! And that we had, we are both hoteliers and to say Ballygarry surpassed our expectations from booking, to planning, to the food and first class operation on the day itself would be an understatement!
The hotel setting itself is wonderful, set in the most beautiful gardens; it is hard to believe this hotel is just outside a town! The first impression we got from calling reception with an inquiry for our date, the receptionist so welcoming and warm, this was the hallmark of our experience. Every staff member we encountered really impressed us with their can do attitude and helpfulness, this does not happen by accident, you can truly see they love working in Ballygarry! Helen looked after our booking and was absolutely outstanding. Marianne and all the girls on the front desk were also fabulous and such a pleasure to deal with, even with all the demands of a bride leaving from the hotel!
On the day itself we had such high expectations after a truly great experience to date, how they would top it, we were eager to see. But we were again treated to perfection, Padraig, Thys, Chef and his team were magnificent. Our meal was sumptuous, piping hot, full of fresh flavors and at a perfect pace. We will be forever thankful to Ballygarry and its team as it made our day to be made feel so valued and welcome in their little piece of paradise!