At Ballyscullion Park we love to see the creativity of our Brides and Grooms coming to the fore. Every couple is so different and we enjoy seeing how they style the venue in their own unique way. We are very flexible here and encourage the couples to make the most of the entire garden, whether it be using the Summer House as a photo booth or hanging paper from the trees for their guests to write their life advice on. Pop-up Bars at Ballyscullion Park are a great way to show off your creative side.
Our eldest daughter Olivia loves a good party and so her wedding was wonderfully fun and full of quirks. As she had guests coming from all over, she wanted to showcase the best of Irish and so she had a number of different leisure drinks stations featuring the best Ireland had to offer.
First off was the Whiskey tree, one of our beautiful mature trees near the marquee had taps attached to them with an array of different Irish whiskeys such as Jameson, Bushmills and guests were able to to help themselves to their tipple of choice and add which ever soft drink and garnishing that they preferred.
The next stop on the wondrous drinks tour was the Japanese Pagoda which featured a pop-up Gin Bar. On offer were a selection of Irish Gins including Shortcross, Fekin Gin and Jawbox. Guests could then choose their Fever Tree tonic of choice and garnishes such as grapefruit rind and slices of cucumber.
The last stop on the Irish beverage tour was the Beer Tractor found in the far left corner of the Walled Garden, by the raspberry canes. The tractor’s trailer was full of beer from our local micro-brewery, Hillstown Farm. Hillstown is based between Randalstown and Ahoghill and produce delicious beers with wonderful names such as The Drunken Donkey, The Spitting Lama and the Goat’s Butt. Then there was a selection of Tayto crisps for everyone to enjoy while they sipped on their beer.
If you’d like to find out more about Pop-up Bars at Ballyscullion Park, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Garry our barman is very happy to help you set up pop-up bars around the garden or place kegs of beer in your chosen location.
All photos by Denise Leacock Photography.