Frequently asked questions…

Hopefully this will answer some of your queries but if you require any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Is there a maximum or minimum number of guests the venue can hold?
We have no minimum number requirements and can seat up to a capacity of 180 for dinner in our Marquee and up to 60 in our more intimate Ballinluig Suite.

How long can you provisionally hold a date?
We would be delighted to hold a provisional date for up to 14 days whilst you decide on the venue for your special day.

How much is the deposit to secure our date and when do we have to pay the full amount?
The deposit to secure your date is £1,000. We would also request another payment of 50% of the balance 6 months prior to your wedding date, and the full balance is paid 1 month before your day.

When can we come and look at the venue?
Viewings are a great opportunity to get a feel what the venue has to offer. As we are an exclusive venue, appointments are available on an appointment only basis.

How many guests can you fit in your ceremony spaces?
Our ceremony spaces can cater for up to 130 depending on the ceremony area.  Weather permitting our outdoor ceremony spaces can accommodate additional numbers.

Is there an extra charge to have a ceremony at Kilmore Country House?
There is a hire charge for having the ceremony onsite at Kilmore Country House and will be provided in your pricing brochure on request.

Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies?
Yes, we are licensed for civil, religious, and humanist ceremonies. However, please make sure you source a licensed officiant to perform the service. We can provide a list of recommended officiants.

What is your recommended ceremony time?
Recommended ceremony time is very much dependent on the time of year and light levels etc. However, we would generally recommend a ceremony time of 2pm as it gives guests a chance to travel to the venue and also the Bridal party have time to get ready.

Do you allow confetti at the venue?
We allow confetti but only in dried petal form as it looks natural within the lawns.

Can we play music outside?
You are very welcome to play music outside, during the ceremony and drinks reception there is often a musician playing background music to entertain your guests. We just ask that it is kept to an ambient level.

How do guests book accommodation?
Accommodation must be booked through the Wedding couple. We would ask that an accommodation list is provided at least 2 weeks prior to the Wedding.

How do guests pay for their rooms?
Guests will be asked for card details on check in for security purposes, which will be held on our system for the duration of the stay. Payment can be made on check in or check out, no pre-payment is required on the rooms.

Is there car parking onsite?
We have 2 guest car parks onsite and each one has approximately 30-40 spaces.

When do guests have to be off-site?
We would ask that all guests who are not staying on-site must be off-site by 1:30am.

Can I use my own caterer?
Unfortunately not. We have our own team of chefs; this ensures the food quality and service is provided to the highest standard.

Can allergens be catered for?
Our team of chefs can certainly cater for special dietary requirements; however, we must be notified prior to the Wedding so that we can ensure the dietary needs are catered for.

Do you supply a cake knife and cake stand?
We do supply a cake knife and table. We do have a cake base stand which can be used to give your cake a little elevation. The stand we have would suit a 12” base and it is round in shape.

Can the cake be stored at the venue the night before the wedding?
We do not take responsibility for the cake the night before the wedding as we do not have appropriate storage facilities for it. We ask that the cake is delivered on the morning of the wedding.

Are we allowed to have fireworks or Chinese lanterns?
Unfortunately, fireworks and Chinese lanterns are not permitted. We are situated near a number of farms and both cause unnecessary stress and suffering to farm animals and the local wildlife.

Do you allow candles?
No open flame candles are permitted. Candles encased in lanterns or vases are permitted at the venue; if you are unsure of suitability, please check with your Wedding Manager. We use LED candles for our candelabra centrepieces.

From what time can we access the venue?
Access time is different for every wedding depending on whether the ceremony is on site or not. Please check with your Wedding Manager for access times.

When can we setup for our wedding?
If there is no wedding the day before yours, we ask that you come and setup from between 10:00am and 4:00pm. If there is a wedding on the day before yours, we ask that you deliver all your decor and items to your wedding coordinator via appointment and provide us with a detailed list of how you wish the venue to be set up. We then set up the Marquee exactly to your specification on the morning of your wedding.

When does everything need to be out of the Marquee?
We ask that all your decor and belongings are removed from the venue by 11:00am the following day at check out. We would also ask that any vendors break down their equipment and remove by 11:00am the day after the Wedding.

Can cars be left overnight?
Cars can be left overnight at the owner’s risk and must be collected from the car park by 11:00am the following day.

Does the venue have wheelchair access?
We have wheelchair accessibility to the ground floor of the house; unfortunately, the accommodation doesn’t allow for wheelchair accessibility.

Where can I find information on nearby accommodation?
Please click here for a list of recommended accommodation in the local area.

How many guests can you accommodate on-site?
We can accommodate up to 23 guests (inclusive of the Wedding couple) in our Guesthouse. There are 6 luxurious room on the first floor, 1 of which is a family room and there are 4 double rooms on the second floor. Most rooms are large enough to accommodate a cot if required.

What time is check in / out?
Check in is from 3pm and check out from the accommodation is strictly 11:00am.  Breakfast is served between 9am and 10am in the Ballinluig function room. We can assist with the collection of the decorative items within the venue after checking out.

Do you provide cots?
We have 2 cots but do not provide cot bedding.  You are very welcome to bring your own.


We strongly advise all guests and event attendees to book a taxi or transport in advance. Transport availability on the evening can be difficult without a pre-booking as there are no taxis locally
Click here for a list of nearby taxi services.

Do you have a recommended suppliers list?
We have a substantial list of suppliers who we have a great working relationship with and who we know will offer a great quality of service to our couples. When you have booked with us, we will share our list of recommended suppliers.

Kilmore Country House, 10 Glasmullen Rd 10 Glasmullen Rd, Waterfoot, Ballymena BT44 0QU T: 028 2177 1356