Wedding venue Kilkenny

Lyrath Estate Hotel is the ultimate 5 star Kilkenny wedding venue. Imagine the magical setting of Lyrath Estate’s lovingly restored 17th Century Manor House, Lady Charlotte’s historic gardens and the rolling hills, tranquil lakes and unspoilt views of the estate. Allow your photographer to explore every vantage point to capture those unforgettable moments. Lyrath Estate is the perfect venue for a uniquely memorable wedding day.

Weddings at Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny are a speciality thanks to the expertise and professionalism of our management team and staff. With fine cuisine as our trade mark, your guests will enjoy a tantalizing mouth-watering experience on your wedding day.

Lyrath Estate is the perfect luxury wedding venue in Ireland, no matter how traditional or contemporary your wedding plans. The original house along with new additions creates a perfect marriage between a bygone era and the present day.  Lyrath Estate Hotel provides it all in one of the most unique wedding venues in Kilkenny.
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Five star Wedding Venue
The unique setting, excellent cuisine and luxurious surroundings of our five star wedding venue mean Lyrath Estate Hotel is an extremely sought after wedding venue in Kilkenny. We advise couples to book their preferred wedding date early to avoid disappointment.

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Please note that the Weddings Calendar is not provided in real time and therefore your chosen date is not guaranteed until a member of our team gets in contact with you and verifies our position. In addition please note that a minimum number of guests applies to selected dates each year.
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Luxury hotels Ireland don’t come any finer than Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny; it’s the perfect venue for your 2017 wedding.  Our team of talented chefs and experienced wedding co-ordinators have put together some amazing seasonal wedding packages for you and your guests to enjoy. Our five star wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for such an important occasion. You can expect nothing but perfection when you choose an all-inclusive wedding package from Lyrath Estate Hotel.

Check Dates
The unique setting, excellent cuisine and five star luxury make Lyrath Estate Hotel an extremely popular wedding venue in Kilkenny. We advise couples to book their preferred 2017 wedding date early to avoid disappointment.

Check Availability for Your Wedding Date
Please note that the Calendar is not provided in real time and therefore your chosen date is not guaranteed until a member of our team gets in contact with you and verifies our position. In addition please note that a minimum number of guests applies on selected dates.


Wedding Showcase

Visit Lyrath Estate and experience the magic of this luxury hotel in anticipation of your wedding day. We want to give you the Happily Ever After you dream about. Meet our wedding coordinators and our operations team, visit the Manor House all set for a wedding reception or view the Ballroom and visualise your dream come true. Let our team guide you with on the day expert advice and offers.

Our next Wedding Showcase will be in the month of October 2017. However we would be delighted to show you our Banquet Suite & hotel facilities.

For further information or to arrange an appointment call us on 056-7705804 or email


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Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships

Lyrath Estate Hotel is approved as an appropriate venue to host civil ceremonies & civil partnerships in Ireland.

A number of civil ceremony venues are available at Lyrath Estate, depending on how many guests are in attendance. Our 17th century drawing rooms, which form part of Lyrath House, make a unique venue for the civil ceremony itself. The historic rooms can cater for up to 120 guests attending the ceremony. The drawing rooms overlook Lady Charlotte’s formal 17th century gardens. It is a truly picturesque setting and afterwards your guests have the option to toast your happy future on the terrace that runs alongside the gardens.

Our Maginnes & McCurdy Suites are located in the main hotel, each room offers natural daylight overlooking the lakes of Lyrath Estate and you have the freedom to theme these rooms according to your personal taste and budget. Capacities for civil ceremonies & civil partnerships range from 10 to 900 guests, depending on your chosen venue.

For those looking for a civil ceremony with a difference, spiritual ceremonies are possible. These are officiated by Tom Colton a Minister of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. Tom holds a licence from the General Registrar’s Office and is registered to carry out legal marriages. Spiritual ceremonies can be held in any of the rooms mentioned above or alternatively you can avail of the stunning parkland on Lyrath Estate’s 170 acre estate, our personal recommendation is the breath-taking setting alongside our natural lakes.

To avail of civil ceremony contact the Civil Registration office directly, please note civil ceremonies are generally only conducted Monday to Friday and licences must be applied for in advance.

Contact the Wedding Co-Ordinator

Contact the Wedding Co-Ordinator

For any further enquiries or to arrange an appointment with our Wedding Co-Ordinators please contact our Events Team:

Tel : 056-7705804 / 056 -7760088



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Wedding Testimonials

Lyrath Estate Hotel is a luxury wedding venue in Ireland. It is the chosen wedding venue for countless happy couples. Expectations are high when it comes to such an important occasion and getting feedback from our wedding couples is very important to us. As a five star wedding venue it is of paramount importance that we meet and exceed expectations wherever possible.

Getting married is a once in a lifetime experience for most people and the day should be memorable in every aspect. The wedding venue, chefs and service providers have an important role to play. Finding out what other wedding couples thought of their wedding day at Lyrath Estate Hotel should be of assistance to other couples as they make this crucial decision.



Alan & Lorna, December 2016

”An amazing experience from start to finish. From the moment we walked into the hotel for the first time we were treated like royalty and what was so nice to see was that on our big day that same treatment was extended to each and every one of our guests. The hotel, the grounds, the facilities and the food are all amazing, but what really makes the Lyrath special are the staff. Everyone is so professional, obliging and friendly, and they made sure our whole experience was stress free and fun filled. Thank you to everyone for making it the most amazing few days.”

Breda & Ian, October 2016

“Hi Iona, Apologies we haven’t been in touch with you before now. Thanks so much for your email. We’re keeping well. The wedding and honeymoon seem like a life time ago but we still have our amazing memories. Our special day went off without a hitch. Words can’t describe how easy it was to deal with you from the 1st time we met you to the day of the wedding. We knew we were going to have our wedding there before even seeing other venues, we both fell in love with the hotel. The service was second to none. The hotel management should be so proud of the staff working in the hotel we couldn’t fault one person. We still have guests talking about how beautiful the wedding was and the spectacular venue so much so people want to re visit. Sorry again for not getting in contact sooner. Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas and wishing yourself, Daragh and all the amazing hotel staff a happy and healthy 2017.  Kindest Regards Breda & Ian xox”.

Deirdre and Stephen, October 2016

“Thank you very much for your email. We’re both in good form and we have had a busy couple of weeks since the wedding. We really enjoyed the honeymoon; it was the long-overdue rest we needed. We had the most wonderful wedding day! Everything went so smoothly and we enjoyed every minute of it. As you mentioned previously; it just flew by so quickly and we were quite sad when it was over. The service, food, surroundings and everything about the Lyrath were absolutely superb. We have had so many lovely comments from our guests about Lyrath itself and particularly about the food and service; both were absolutely excellent. Both Alan and Darragh worked extremely hard that day to make it a very special one for us….even down to getting me a lovely hot cup of tea upon my arrival at the hotel. Thank you very much too for making the preparations so easy and uneventful. We are looking forward to going back to Lyrath again soon and we hope to call down in the next few weeks for Sunday lunch so that Stephen can enjoy his wedding dinner again! We voted for Lyrath Estate Hotel and for you as wedding as co-ordinator of the year on the Weddings Online website so we hope that you are both successful!”.

Alex & Harrison, October 2016

“Hi Iona! With all the craziness that has been going on since we got back, I’ve just now been getting around to sending every one thank you’s for making our wedding so incredibly amazing. I honestly can’t even put into words how much it meant to us that everyone worked so incredibly hard to make our day perfect. I especially appreciate all that you did and I was blown away by how beautiful and magical Lyrath is. Our wedding day far exceeded what we had imagined in our heads. Both Harrison and I were blown away and we have been sharing how amazing the experience was with all our friends back home. I also want to complement you on the fabulous dinner. It was the talk of all the guests even days after the event and of course the dinning room itself was absolutely stunning. Everyone on staff at the hotel really went above and beyond to meet all of our needs and make us feel welcome so please pass on my thanks! Harrison and I definitely plan to come back for a visit in the future, maybe for an anniversary one year. Once again thanks for everything you did to ensure our dream wedding became a reality. We really can’t thank you enough. Wishing you all the best!”

Teresa & Martin, August 2016

“We could not recommend the Lyrath Estate enough as a wedding venue, it ticked absolutely every box to ensure that we had the perfect wedding day. The stunning grounds provided an amazing backdrop and made for some fabulous wedding photographs. The elegance and grandeur of the Old House during the day created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for our guests and the day blended seamlessly into the magical feeling created in the ballroom for our meal and evening reception. The food throughout the day was sensational and cooked to perfection. What truly made the Lyrath such a fantastic venue for us was the dedicated staff. We had the pleasure of working with Iona as our wedding coordinator and from start to finish she was wonderful and helped to create the perfect day. Darragh and Alan were front of house and they did an incredible job all day. We had a magical wedding day and will always hold very dear memories of the Lyrath Estate.”

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For any further enquiries or to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced wedding co-ordinators please contact our Event’s Office for more information
Tel : 056-7705804 / 056 -7760088

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