Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort Awards & Testimonials

Amanda & Stephen, December 2023

We just want to say a huge heartfelt thank you for all the organising and setting up you did for our wedding day. We had the most amazing day ever and its all thanks to how organised you are! Everything went so smoothly (apart from me being late lol, there was a wardrobe emergency!!).

The venue was just stunning, our guests are still talking about how beautiful The Stone House and Balyna House is. The food was amazing, and all the staff were just incredible. A big thank you to Brendan also, he was just brilliant on the day. We just couldn't have asked for the day to go any better. 

We also want to leave a separate review for Cora. My God she is amazing!! Ethan absolutely adored her and was so happy with her all day. Again everyone was commenting on how well she fitted in around the place, many people asked if she was a relative! She is so kind and caring and looked after Ethan so well, we didn't worry about him once. 



Michael & Cameron, October 2023

Moyvalley hotel was the most spectacular venue for our wedding. Balyna House is beautiful and excellent for our drinks reception all our guests were blown away by how gorgeous the place was. The staff in Moyvalley went above and beyond for us on the day and nothing was ever an issue on the day for them. Ciara our co ordinator was fantastic nothing was ever an issue for her she made the planning of the wedding so much easier for us and took care of everything on the day. I would recommend Moyvalley as a wedding venue for any couples getting married. Our guests are still talking about how stunning it was and how amazing the food was.


Ciara & Billy, September 2023

I want to extend a massive thank you from me and Billy for coordinating the most incredible wedding day we could possibly have hoped for.

Your attention to detail and responsiveness was outstanding, even when your patience may well have been wearing thin with all of our last-minute queries.

We had guests from all over the world who couldn't get over the beauty and splendour of the venue, and the kindness of the staff (no one even noticed that it was raining all day) I have left five star reviews multiple sites.

Could you please extend my thanks to everyone involved. We can't wait to come back to visit, and the happy memories will be cherished forever.


Karen & Rónán, September 2022

Amazing day in an amazing venue! We were delighted that we choose Balyna House in Moyvalley Hotel for our wedding. From the first time we meet Ciara she could not have been more helpful and thought of things we never would have ourselves. The Stonehouse was the perfect venue for our ceremony. It is intimate without being small, and as a result it really felt like our guests were part of the ceremony. Balyna House is beautiful and felt like our home for the day. Our family loved their bedrooms, which are spacious and comfortable. There was lots of space in the house for guests to relax in throughout the day, and the grounds are perfect on a sunny day. Our guests commented on how relaxed the whole day was, but that was down to the professionalism of Ciara and all the team, who made sure we didn't have to worry about anything. The food was superb - fresh, tasty and cooked beautifully. We stayed in the bridal cottage the night before, which was the perfect place to get ready in on the morning of our wedding, with lots of space for hair and makeup. Breakfast was even delivered so there was no pressure on us on the morning. The hotel provides all the accommodation guests could need, which means that everything you need is on site. We could not recommend Moyvalley Hotel highly enough for a wedding.


Joanne & Paul, April  2022

We would like to thank the staff of Moyvalley Hotel and Gold Resort for their personal and professional service that they provided to us for our wedding this year. We fell in love with the place at first sight, then upon meeting the staff and seeing the packages we knew it was the perfect venue for us. Having various venues within the one complex made Moyvalley the ideal location to celebrate our wedding day. We had our ceremony and drinks reception in Balyna House, then the hotel for the reception. We had our Day 2 celebration in Balyna House too. The staff were so friendly and all of our guests commented on this. From the first day we went to Moyvalley and met Simon he was a knowledgeable and approachable person really put us at ease. Ciara, our wedding coordinator, was incredible. She was able to answer all the questions we had during our planning, was so professional and was eager to make our day the best day possible. She made us feel so special and looked after. Brendan, the manager that was on duty for the weekend for our wedding was amazing. Nothing was a problem, everything was looked after. He was enthusiastic and so helpful - even at the end of long days (and nights). We were amazed at the value of their packages and the quality of their suppliers - from food and drinks to the floral arrangements. Everything was beautiful. The hotel rooms and facilities are of a very high standard, in Balyna House and the hotel itself. We would highly recommend Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort as a wedding venue for any couples working on the wedding planning journey. Thanks Ciara, Brendan, Simon and the whole team in Moyvalley - We had the best experience and will always remember it as the best weekend of our lives.


Ciara & Niall , April 2022

We could not fault any part of the lead up to our Wedding Day or on the day itself. Everything was perfect. Emails were responded to very swiftly and Niamh our coordinator could not do enough for us. On the day the manager was excellent, asked were we happy with everything on numerous occasions. We had our speeches and drinks reception in Balyna House before moving over to the hotel for dinner. Doing this is Balyna house was perfect if you're looking for a something a little different and chilled. Would 100% recommend Moyvalley Hotel and Balyna House for a Wedding.



Sarah & Stephen, December 2021

We really had the best day; we were delighted we chose to have our wedding in Moyvalley. Staying in the cottage the night before made everything run so smoothly, as already being at the venue gave us so much time to get ready and really enjoy the morning and the build-up to the day. The cottage was beautiful, everyone who came in commented on it. The Stone house and Balyna House were perfect for our day, having the privacy of the house to ourselves for the day was amazing. After two years of lock downs it was just so nice to all be together again, having fun. The room, bedrooms, everything in Balyna House was just Beautiful!

Yourself, Ciara and all the staff on the day, you all couldn't have been more helpful. You made it all so easy for us, on an occasion which can be stressful, nothing was too much to ask and everything was done with a smile. It was a perfect day thanks to all of you!

Having such a lovely place to stay on site, a beautiful ceremony room and the most perfect venue in Balyna house all in the one place, it really does make Moyvalley a perfect venue for any wedding!

Thank you all so much!


Marie & Donal , December 2020

Myself and Donal just want to say a huge thank you for everything you have done over the last few months to ensure we had a fantastic wedding day on the 18th. We had such a brilliant day and everything ran so smoothly, we just had to sit back, relax and enjoy the day! A huge thank you for setting up Balyna House so nicely with our bits and bobs too, we couldn't have done a better job ourselves! We are so grateful that Movalley have been so accommodating to us having to reschedule our original date and you really made it stress free for us both.


Paul & Jenai , August 2019

A true hidden gem!

We arranged for our wedding ceremony and reception to be held in the Stone House and Balyna House in Moyvalley Hotel. It was the first place we went to look at in terms of research, and nothing we looked at afterwards could compare. Ours was a small/intimate wedding, and the Stone House/Balyna House were just out of this world. The whole day and night of the wedding, our guests commented to us how truly unique, intimate, and special the day/night was. Part of me wants to keep this place a hidden gem, but we owe it to the hotel and staff to shout out just how fantastic they were. I can't thank the staff enough, nothing was too much to ask for, every single member of staff was outstanding (from reception, to bar staff, to table staff, to management). We felt so very well looked after in the professional and more than capable hands of Orla Beegan (hotel wedding planner) too, and despite a few errors on our part, Orla was able to resolve any problems perfectly. The food too was top class, served at the right time in the right way. Moyvalley Hotel will now forever hold a special place in our hearts!


Ciara & Damien, September 2019

Thanks so much for all your help. Every question we had big or small helped us out. Sorry for all the million emails. Everyone had nothing but compliments about the venue and said that the staff were very accommodating and went out of their way to help. I heard nothing but praise about the food also. 

Thanks again for all your time and effort. It was very much appreciated it and we enjoyed every second.


Lorna & Jillian, September 2019

We just wanted to say a massive thanks to you and your team. From the first time we spoke to you, you've been an absolute dream to deal with. You really kept us calm, when we could have went over the edge with stress :). Saturday could not have gone any better, and that was all down to you and Andrew. All the staff were amazing, from waiting staff, bar staff,and housekeeping. We really can't say enough good things about the whole venue and staff. We can't believe it's all over, it went so fast, but we will have great memories of Moyvalley and everybody there.

Thanks for everything.


Siobhán & Dave, September 2019

Dave and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all sincerely for the wonderful wedding we celebrated at your fantastic venue. 

From the moment I arrived on Friday until we left on Sunday every single staff member we encountered was professional, polite and extremely helpful. From Dylan in the sundial bar on Friday sorting us out with crisps and making sure there was prosecco for the wedding the following day to everyone on Saturday, from Catherine bringing over our breakfast in cottage 4, Holly looking after the top table like an absolute pro, and Stephanie keeping things running like clockwork in Balyna House. 

Orla F from day one was an absolute legend and really made me feel special and looked after on the day and always left me with a smile on my face and Simon was a star, keeping things moving and calmly explaining how things would go. 

The poor lads staffing the bar later in the evening had to put up with the drunken banter, but Eoin and Jamie were particularly patient and took it in their stride even when the taps in the cellar bar wouldn't work and they couldn't find our bread for the crisp sandwiches! Haha

It was truly a wonderful weekend and when Sunday morning rolled around (far too quickly) it was a pleasure to be greeted by Catherine for breakfast and to see Orla F and Stephanie and have a chat about how everything went! Even after we'd left and realised we had forgotten some things the two Orlas and Stephanie were on hand immediately to smooth things out, and we just can't tell you enough how brilliant it is to get responses so quickly, you all must work 24 hours a day!

Anyway, I'll stop rambling, but please give our feedback to all the staff, they deserve to know how brilliant they are and how much we appreciated them! 

Looking forward to popping down for our overnighter.


Niamh & Carl, July 2019

Can't thank the staff enough for all their hard work on our wedding day. It was absolutely fantastic and wouldn't change a thing. Food and venue was just perfect. I am so glad we decided to go with Moyvalley. All the guests had such lovely comments about the venue and staff. Wish we could do it all again. Niamh and Carl xx 


Aisling & Brian, July 2019

We were absolutely delighted with how both our ceremony and reception went at Moyvalley. The wedding planners, the Orla’s, were a pleasure to deal with throughout the process and were on top of every detail. Our guests loved the venue and we were delighted with the food. We would also say a particular thank you to the waiting and bar staff who were extremely attentive and helpful throughout the day and night. It was a special day and we count ourselves lucky to have found such a perfect venue. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Moyvalley to anyone else.


Marcella & Eoin , June 2019

Would highly recommend moyvalley. the attention to detail was fantastic. we had ceremony in the Stonehouse and reception in balyna house. it's different which is what we wanted, the country style house and with the hotel and cottages so close any guests who wanted to stay could so we weren't limited by that. Food and service on the day was great. we had so many compliments from guests on the venue. thanks for everything.


Emma & Mark, October 2018

We couldn’t have been happier with our choice of venue! Organizing a wedding in Ireland when you live in Australia can be stressful but Orla Flanagan and everyone at Moyvalley are experts at what they do. Balyna House is an exceptional backdrop for an incredible day (non weather dependant) and it’s great that guests have three choices of accommodation (hotel, cottages or Balyna House). We stayed for 4 nights and loved every minute, the food and service was great. Nothing was too much trouble and Orla and her team were very quick to get back to our emails and requests. Thanks a million Moyvalley for giving us exactly what we were hoping for, we wouldn’t change a thing.


Sharon & Paddy, June 2018

We had our wedding v recently in Moyvalley over 2/3 days the bridal party and family arrived the night before the wedding. The team were so helpful and helped us so much in dressing the house and grounds the morning of wedding,this did not surprise us as from the moment we booked our wedding Orla and the team were fantastic We had our drinks reception in Balyna House it was fabulous the food was delicious and drinks flowed. The house was beautiful and kick started the day off.The Reception room in main hotel looked beautiful and everyone was complimentary about the food which there was plenty of. I cannot emphasise how good a venue Moyvalley is great service and the attention to detail. This makes such a difference as we did not need to worry about anything. Some of our guests who did not plan on staying the 2nd night booked in and enjoyed the BBQ that was served and this too was fabulous. Anything that we needed was done without a 2nd thought and most of the time was anticipated by the hotel staff.Everyone was so friendly and the guests were very complimentary about the food, staff and the venue itself. We would not hesitate in recommending Moyvalley a big thank you to Orla Flanagan Oral Beegan and everyone who looked after us and our guests. We had a day that will definitely be remembered for a long time.


Tanya & Chris, June 2018

I cannot Recommend Orla and all the staff at Moyvalley enough. They really went above and beyond to make sure our day was more than perfect. All of our guests commented on the 5star service they received from every person that worked in the hotel. It was exceptional. We were honestly treated like we were the only couple to have ever got married there. This venue really is a hidden gem. You need to go and check it out.


Orla & Alan, May 2018

We had our wedding at Balyna House last weekend, it was the most amazing day of our lives. We would love to be doing it all over again! Orla Beegan and all the team at Moyvalley were superb in every way possible. Our guests are still talking about our venue, from the beautiful stone house where we held our ceremony to the stunning Balyna House where we had our reception. The food was out of this world, the service, the atmosphere, the setting, it was all just perfect. We found Orla and everyone at Moyvalley very professional, efficient and lovely to deal with, which made our planning so much easier. I cannot recommend Moyvalley & Balyna House highly enough. Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special.


Melissa & Jason, April 2018

Our fabulous wedding

My husband Jason and I had our amazing wedding day at Balyna house at Moyvalley on the 8th April this year. It is a day we will never forget, our wedding co-ordinator Orla Flanagan helped make all our wishes for our special day come true. We had such fun getting prepared for the big day. Anything asked of the staff was no trouble before the day and on the day itself, such nice, warm and accommodating staff. We really didn’t want it to end. What a magical place to celebrate your wedding, we will be regular visitors to this fabulous hotel, five stars is simply not enough xx


Emma & John, March 2018

We would like to send a massive thank you to you.

I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding coordinator, so personable and nothing was ever an issue! Everybody kept complimenting on how good you were with our kids and that you knew their names.

I hope you are very proud of yourself for the job you have done for us and to think you’re only beginning in your career I can only imagine how much more you’ll grow over the coming years. You’re a credit to the hotel!



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