A new onsite ceremony venue, called The Lodge, is to be built at Ballygarry House, set to open for summer 2020.
The Lodge will be used for hosting civil, spiritualist and humanist ceremonies at Ballygarry.
The venue will feature a simplistic & rustic standalone building highlighting the backdrop of the Kerry Mountains with a large gable window behind the altar and a loft conversion for musicians overlooking the main gallery.
Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa is now ranked in the top 10 of 950 hotels in Ireland on TripAdvisor and has been run by the same family for over 60 years.
“The Lodge at Ballygarry has been a passion project of mine for some time,” said Padraig McGillicuddy, Proprietor of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa. “In the last few years, we’ve noticed a shift in wedding trends as couples move away from church ceremonies and instead look for an all-encompassing venue. At Ballygarry we always challenge ourselves to be on the forefront of change and the construction of an onsite venue for all ceremonies is something unique and original to Kerry.”