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Fancy a once-in-a-lifetime five-star stay? Irish Tatler’s wedding planning event offers one lucky guest the chance to experience Ballyfin Demesne

Guests of Irish Tatler’s wedding planning event on February 10 will be in with the chance of winning an overnight stay for two and dinner at Ireland’s five-star hotel of the year

Ballyfin Demesne is a five-star country house in Co Laois that has welcomed many A-listers as guests

A Regency mansion on the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois has become a favourite of the most discerning travellers since its extensive restoration in 2011 – particularly the kind of travellers who can bestow coveted awards in the hospitality space.

Currently named the five-star hotel of the year by the Georgina Campbell Awards, the longest-running hospitality awards in Ireland, and awarded six times by Condé Nast Traveller (including the Readers' Choice Awards for the best hotel in the world in 2016), the five-star country house offers luxurious Irish hospitality filled with “history and romance, tranquillity and great natural beauty”.

With only twenty bedrooms and a private one bedroom Gardeners’ Cottage set across its 614-acre estate, guestroom rates start at €810 per night.

The beautiful country house is set on a 614-acre estate on the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains
The Sir Christopher Coote suite, the largest bedroom available to guests

Ballyfin is one of Ireland’s most exclusive wedding venues and is currently running a Romantic Package for Valentine's which includes an overnight stay, a delicious lunch with a choice of refreshments thoughtfully paired with handcrafted treats; an activity to enjoy exploring the breathtaking Ballyfin Demesne on a bicycle or in a golf buggy or embark on a scenic boat trip across the lake; a luxurious rose petal bubble bath with Champagne and strawberries; a pre-dinner drink in the Library with dinner in the State Dining Room and a full Irish breakfast before departure. The Romantic Package also includes a complimentary upgrade (subject to availability) on February 14th, along with a late checkout on the 15th.

As part of The Register, Irish Tatler’s new premium wedding planning event on February 10 in Anantara The Marker Hotel in Dublin’s docklands, attendees will automatically be entered into a competition to win an exclusive stay at Ballyfin Demesne. The offer includes an overnight stay for two and dinner in the estate’s beautiful surroundings.

The State Dining Room and the Van Der Hagen Room are among the many dining options at Ballyfin Demesne

The Register will feature 35+ of the best Irish wedding venues in a dedicated space in Anantara The Marker Hotel, offering engaged couples a unique opportunity to meet Ireland’s most sought-after wedding venues in one location.

Guests will also have the opportunity to troubleshoot their wedding day questions during an expert Wedding Insiders panel discussion featuring luxury wedding planner Tara Fay, Gareth Mullins, the executive chef at Forbes Street at Anantara The Marker and Geraldine Jones, an aesthetician and the founder of premium beauty brand Skin Formulas.

Each ticket includes a glass of premium champagne on arrival; a goodie bag including over €100 in designer skincare (including premium products from Skin Formulas) and gifting on departure; delicious snacks and drinks at our complimentary Glow Buffet; a hard-backed The Register notebook (perfect for your wedding planning notes); and complimentary access to Irish Tatler’s The Register, a digital guide to Ireland’s most inspiring wedding locations featuring a range of exclusive offers across style, beauty, and wellness.

With two sessions to choose from – 11:30am to 2pm and 3pm to 5:30pm – tickets can be purchased HERE. One ticket costs €30 while €50 covers two tickets.

To be in with a chance to experience five-star luxury in Ballyfin Demesne, simply buy tickets at or on, where each attendee will be entered on the day, with the winner announced on our social channels after the event closes.

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