03 March 2015

One of Munster’s leading wedding hotels, the 4 star Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa in Kerry, has invested €250,000 in a major refurbishment project on the hotel’s banqueting suite that has seen The Monarch Suite completely transformed.


The Monarch Suite, which caters for weddings ranging from 50 – 380 guests, has undergone a complete makeover, with the entire room fully refurbished with a very elegant scheme throughout the room. A major factor in the decision to upgrade The Monarch Suite was the massive wedding trade seen by the hotel in recent times, with all weekend dates for 2015 almost fully booked.


Behind this ambitious project was Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa owner Padraig McGillicuddy, who said “We are very dedicated to ensuring the interiors at Ballygarry House are kept up to date with all modern conveniences. The refurbishment of The Monarch Suite matched the traditional hospitality values of our staff, whilst ensuring the needs and expectations of modern day brides and grooms are met and exceeded.”


The structure of the original banqueting suite remains, but all fabrics, curtains, carpets, seating, antiqued mirrors, wood work and light fittings have been changed to give it a refreshed classical chic look.


Commenting on the upgrade, Miriam Ferriter, Sales and Wedding Manager at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa said “The new scheme sees us keep some traditional elements, something so many couples look for on their special day, but with a fresh new look. The upgrade sees us cater for all types of wedding styles at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, be it an intimate celebration for their nearest and dearest or a traditional larger day out.”


The €250,000 refurbishment project at the hotel, which was this year awarded number 5 hotel in Ireland on TripAdvisor, was led by Helen Casey Interiors, and hotel proprietor Padraig McGillicuddy chose to work with all local suppliers in the South West of Ireland wherever possible.


The upgrade of The Monarch Suite was just part an innovative development project that sees €350,000 invested into the landmark Kerry hotel which is situated at the gateway to the Dingle Peninsula. As well as the refurbishment of the hotel’s ballroom, the project will see investment in energy efficiency for the property and a yearly phase of bedroom refurbishment, which is part of the hotel’s ongoing ethos of quality which guarantees all bedrooms are upgraded every seven years.


Anyone interested in viewing the new look Monarch Suite is invited make an appointment to do so by contacting Miriam Ferriter on (066) 7123322 or miriam@ballygarryhouse.com. For more information on the property visit www.ballygarryhouse.com.