Elegance and intimacy at Butler House, Kilkenny

Elegance and intimacy at Butler House, Kilkenny


By Michaela Keating


Nestled in the centre of Kilkenny sits a beautiful hidden gem. With quaint first impressions of a Georgian townhouse from street view, Butler House is much more than meets the eye.

Welcomed by plush interiors, sweeping staircases, marble fireplaces and a warm greeting at reception, it’s clear to see why this venue has the allure that so many couples keep as criteria for their wedding venue. Butler House, which was once home to the Earls of Ormonde, who also built Kilkenny Castle, is visibly regal and holds the intimacy of a private venue that makes it ideal for a small wedding party.

The house has 14 bedrooms for your wedding guests to relax in before and after you say your ‘I do’s’, which line the cream painted hallways of the second floor, including the bridal suite, which of course is nothing short of stunning. With one foot in the room, you are in suddenly in a whimsical and romantic little haven.

The irresistible fabrics and beautiful tones in the room look like they’ve glided from an art deco Pinterest board before my very eyes. The view from the room is breath-taking, with windows scaling ceiling high to reveal a view of Kilkenny Castle, and the fountains and well-kept gardens below.




For weddings at Butler House, it’s entirely private for couples who opt to book out the entire venue for a whole 24 hours. With a seating capacity of 100 for the ceremony and 65 people for a banquet meal, this venue is a dreamy location for a small guest list wedding day. The mouth-watering food choices are endless for your wedding feast.

The morning after, your guests can enjoy breakfast from the well-stocked buffet along with a choice of beautifully presented pancakes and eggs benedict from the menu, to name but a few. Once you and your new husband or wife have have re-fuelled for the day, a stroll around the grounds is a must, with a path leading from the gardens of the house, directly to Kilkenny Castle. The cherry on top of your fairy-tale wedding.

Butler House creates a wedding day that is bespoke to you and your needs as a couple and Hospitality Manager Deirdre Keating, takes the time to get to know each couple and make sure your wedding is tailored to your dream wedding day.





So, what are you waiting for? Contact Butler House today on 056 7722828 or email [email protected]






Butler House

16 Patrick Street,

Kilkenny City,


Tel: + 353 056 7722828

E: [email protected]


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