• Ballywalter-House
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  • Ballywalter-House-Ballroom
  • Ballywalter-House-Library

Place Category: Parks, Gardens, Farms, Green Spaces and Beaches and Historic House/Heritage Site/Stately Home/CastlePlace Tags: Ballywalter Park, Corporate Hire, Events Venue, Filming, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, and Shooting

  • Profile

    A Victorian Italianate Palazzo built by the owner’s great great great grandfather to designs by Sir Charles Lanyon, on a private estate of 1100 acres. It is the home of Lord and Lady Dunleath and has been in their family for 170 years.

    The house is surrounded by 30 acres of pleasure grounds and is deemed to be of exceptional architectural importance.

    Available for exclusive corporate and incentive lunches & dinners and, with 12 luxurious bedrooms, as a venue for small residential conferences and for historic house tour groups. It also provides numerous opportunities as a film and television location.

  • More Info
    Suitable for::
    • Small Meetings and Seminars
    • Conferences and Conventions
    • Prestigious Location
    • Unusual Location
    • Filming
    Facilities Overview:
    • Car Parking On Site
    • Disability Access
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    Corporate Hire

    An exclusive, private and relaxing venue for a corporate event, offering a wide range of options for delegates - from the relaxed and informal to the more traditional.

    The Library, Drawing Room and Conservatory can provide widely varying facilities for meetings whilst the Morning Room & Smoking Room are ideal as break-out areas. Each client has exclusive use of Ballywalter Park during their time there, providing a very discreet and secure environment where even the most sensitive material remains strictly private. Fine dining and superb overnight accommodation complete the package.

    Filming and Photography

    Ballywalter Park offers an eclectic mix of location possibilities that will excite even the most experienced film and art directors. The wide range and diversity of opportunities will preclude many expensive and disruptive location moves.

    A wide range of rooms can act as diverse a location from a Royal Palace to a period humble dwelling. From the Drawing Room, through the Conservatory, Bedrooms to the atmospheric basement rooms and the stables, there is something there for any production.

    We have established an excellent relationship with Northern Ireland Screen and the highly experienced film & television location managers based here. We are conscious of the demands and requirements of Production Companies, together with the pressures of filming schedules and budgetary requirements. Our aim is to provide the ideal location that can be used for multiple scenes, thus giving a saving on transport costs, and to offer the Producer and Director a totally controlled and friendly environment in which to film.

    The House has provided a location for scenes based in London, Paris, Sarajevo, Brussels, St Petersburg and Berlin, to name but a few, as well as more local ones within Northern Ireland. Externally the Grounds and Demesne has doubled as World War I trenches in Flanders, a Golf and Country Club, a picnic spot for Hitler, Hyde Park, a graveyard and a rural cricket ground.

    In recent years, productions shot on location at Ballywalter have included

    Christopher & His Kind
    The Undisclosed
    Hitler on Trial
    Wodehouse in Exile
    The Wipers Times
    37 Days

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