I'll emailed Ballymagarvey and wow are they speedy with their replies!!! Got loads of info on menus, wine, accomodation etc. There is no exclusivity fee, no service charge if guest numbers above 60 and no stipulations of having to book it for a weekend etc.
I've spent the afternoon breaking down the costs and comparing to two other locations we were looking at Wineport Lodge (which we like) and Coolbawn Quay (not so mad about) and it is working out much better value and from the pics I see on their site everything looks newer and of 5 star quality which I'm afriad the other venues don't. The other venues also have too many stipulations about taking the whole place over for weekends and guests having to fork out big money. I actually think the rates quoted for accomodation by Ballymagarvey are not that bad (a tad high but maybe they are open to negotiation on that one). Also I'm sure your guests would like to stay in the venue and it only has to be one night.
Anyway back to your question
Guest list is 130 so I imagine 100/110 will accept. How many you having? Thinking of June or September next year and you?
I hope it lives up to my expectations and the website, I cannot wait to go and see it and have been so excited all afternoon at the thought of maybe we have finally found a venue we both like!!!
Sorry for the long rant