Weddings are a big deal in Cork.
In fact, once all of your family members and extended friend group are contentedly married off, you may even feel like you’ve experienced every venue in the city and county twice already.
But if you’re on the hunt for somewhere unique to hold your nuptials, a unique venue is now taking wedding bookings in scenic West Cork.
Killeena House in Creagh, Baltimore, recently hosted its very first wedding and the photos will have future brides and grooms scrambling for the phone.
Estate manager Johnny Lingwood tied the knot with Robyn Pinkham earlier this month, with the pair throwing a flower-festooned party in a rustic candlelit teepee in the grounds.
“This has been a long time coming since Robyn and Johnny took over management of the estate over three years ago.” the venue posted on Instagram, sharing a selection of dreamy images from the event.
“Here’s to many more events like this in the future.”
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The area is serviced by some renowned suppliers, including Glebe Gardens, who can put together a wedding feast, and Foxglove cocktails, whose drinks were the star of many a summer festival and party this year.
A handsome backdrop for those all-important wedding photos, the Dutch colonial-style house was once the residence of Daniel J. O’ Connell, nephew of the great liberator, Daniel O’Connell.
The property is now home to 12 self-catering cottages, nestled in four acres of picturesque gardens, offering guests and their nearest and dearest the ideal place to holiday while celebrating the big day.
The self-catered accommodation includes a sauna with a cold water plunge tub, a relaxation room, a games room, and beautiful gardens, woodland, ponds, and a pier. You can even access Inish Beg Estate easily and safely through the woods.
The venue is located just a five-minute drive from the picturesque Baltimore village, where you can take a short ferry ride to Sherkin and Cape Clear islands, along with many more water activities and tours to enjoy as part of a longer break or an interesting Day Two excursion.