"DASHA!!! The pictures are incredible! We were both in tears last night looking at them. Thank you so much - just amazing!" Lots of love" ~ Ruth & Niall
Elegant Black Tie Ballymagarvey Village Wedding In Meath, Ireland.
Ruth and Niall celebrated their black tie winter wedding in Ballymagarvey Village in Co.Meath. They both first came to my home to have a chat about their wedding plans a year and a half before their big day and I'd been looking forward to it ever since. Ruth and Niall are the most easy going couple you'd meet who are very much in love.
Despite the black tie wedding attire, the bride and groom created a relaxed atmosphere for the whole day. They wanted their wedding day to feel classic and Christmassy with lots of open fires, mulled wine, pints of Guinness, hot whiskeys and more importantly laughter with their closest friends and family.
Ballymagarvey Village with its open fires, amazing Christmas decorations and a cosy Snug bar was a perfect Irish wedding venue for them. The venue changes the decor to suit the time of the year, and the hall was beautifully decorated , creating a cosy and intimate feeling for a winter wedding in December. Candles were lit and there was an abundance of twinkle lights inside and in the gardens.
Lots of Christmas trees in the Ballymagarvey courtyard added to the magical feel of the day and provided us with the most incredible light for couple's portraits. Ruth and Niall also braved the cold especially for the evening photo with the signature Ballymagarvey chandeliers!
The bride got ready at her family home in Dublin, which is less than an hour from Ballymagarvey, making this Meath wedding venue so popular with Dublin couples for easy access from the city and beautiful onsite accommodation. The morning of the wedding was very relaxed with Ruth and her bridesmaids having their hair and make-up done. I think it got real when Ruth got into her stunning wedding dress by Suzanne Neville and completed the look with a veil. She was a vision!
Church near Ballymagarvey Village.
I left slightly ahead of the bridal party to set up and get ready for the wedding ceremony in Rathfeigh. If you are having your wedding reception in Ballymagarvey, and want to have a church ceremony, consider the Church of Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh in county Meath. It’s only 7 minutes drive to Ballymagarvey and has lovely grounds should you wish to have some photos outside the church after your ceremony.
Meath wedding venue
Ballymagarvey Village is one of the best wedding venues in county Meath and without a doubt one of the most beautiful. Couples from all over Ireland get married here, but it is the venue’s proximity to Dublin what makes it a very popular choice for a wedding reception. You can also have your civil, humanist or spiritual ceremony at Ballymagarvey at the beautiful Mill Loft with the capacity for 170 people. The loft has exposed stone walls and ceiling beams and overlooks the waterfall on the grounds making it a charming ceremony setting.
Ballymagarvey Village is set on acres of grounds in the countryside and has so many options when it comes to photography. It is one of those wedding venues that is great whatever the weather. For both family and couple photos you have the courtyard filled with flowers and lavender in the summer and twinkly Christmas trees in winter, the chandelier tree, the old stone bridge and the lake. On a hot day you can hide in the shade of the trees and on a wet rainy day the drinks reception and the photos take place in an orangery which is filled with natural light.
The food quality is also outstanding. Ballymagarvey serves some of the best wedding food I’ve had. The catering team source the ingredients from the best local producers in the Boyne Valley, so prepare for a feast! The wedding meal, speeches, first dance and evening reception take place in the gorgeous Banquet Hall. It’s so beautiful that I have couples asking me if they can have some of their photos taken inside before all the guests come in.
Accommodation near Ballymagarvey Village
The venue has some accommodation on site like the 20 courtyard cottages, 9 bedrooms including a beautiful and spacious bridal suite in the main manor house, and the Schoolhouse and Secret Garden Rooms. There are also plenty of hotels and B&Bs within a short distance from Ballymagarvey in the nearby towns of Ashbourne and Slane. Some of the most popular options are Pillo Hotel, Decoy Country Cottages, Bellinter House, Conyngham Arms and Newgrange Hotel.
Ballymagarvey Village wedding photos
Ruth and Niall loved my candid in the moment photography which captured people when they were at ease and it was an absolute pleasure to document their wonderful wedding day. It was elegant and refined, yet relaxed. The couple and the guests had a great time celebrating and I had a great time capturing all the lovely moments for them in my photos. Ruth and Niall now have a beautiful wedding album which I hope they will treasure for many years to come. Huge congratulations to my wonderful couple!
Wonderful team of wedding suppliers involved in making this event happen:
Bride's wedding dress: Suzanne Neville from Sharon Hoey
Groom and groomsmen attire: Louis Copeland
Videographer: Dreamcatcher Productions
Flowers: Flowers By Moira
Band: The Trips
Wedding cake: Emily's Pantry
Stationery: MAGVA Letterpress
Make-up and Hair: Brown Sugar