Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel Wedding Venue Testimonials
Read testimonials from couples who chose Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel as their wedding venue
Roseanna and Andrew Coleman, September 2022
Alyson and all the team at the Kilkenny ormonde hotel are amazing, so helpful and friendly. They really pay attention to detail to take the stress out of the day. We had such an amazing wedding day and are so grateful to Alyson and the team for everything. I would highly recommend the Kilkenny ormonde hotel to all future brides and grooms.
Review by Liam Comerford, 10th August
We recently had our wedding reception at the Ormonde Hotel, what can I say my wife & I were blown away by the service, the food & the level of detail that we received on our special day. We had put a lot of work in to the wedding & had some personal touches that Gill & her team were more than helpful to assist us in putting it all together. All of our guests are still raving about the whole day - from first entering the drinks reception where we had sparkling wine, bottled beer & a gin bar for our guests, along with tea & coffee - the hotel provided an abundance of delicious sandwiches & wraps along with mini desserts & canapés. Moving on to the banquet itself, we were treated to a sumptuous banquet. For me going to a wedding, the food needs to be good to ensure all guests have a good day and the Ormonde did not disappoint. The 5 course meal was second to none, and no shortage of seconds if by some chance you were still peckish. It was the first time many of our guests were in the hotel as they were travelling a long distance - no-one had a bad word to say, the meal was fantastic and the service was very good - many of our guests complimented the waiters on such a professional job. They were supervised by the meticulous Colin & Stan on the day. I would highly recommend the Ormonde Hotel for any milestone celebration, you'll go along way to beat the reception we received in a great location in the heart of Kilkenny City Ormonde Hotel - Take a Bow
Review by Philomena Lennon, 6th July
From the day we booked our wedding in the ormonde to the day we got married i can only say Gill and the whole team went above and beyond to make our day so special the food was absolutly gorgeous and a huge talking point the next day; our guests couldn't praise it enough..our day was magical and I would highly recommend the Ormonde to anyone I meet from now on... 5 star treatment.
Louise& Enda, June
We had our wedding day on June 14th 2019. From the day we met Gill she was so welcoming and very co operative to work with. Like all brides, I was so nervous in the run up to our big day hoping that everything would go according to plan but once we arrived at the Ormonde Hotel we were greeted once again by Gill's happy face and two glasses of champagne .
Once we got inside to our guests, i just looked around at everything displayed exactly as we had asked .
I would 110% recommend the Ormonde Hotel to anyone and feedback from our guests would say exactly the same.
Clare & Eoin, December
The Ormonde went above and beyond for us to make our wedding day. I didn't have to worry about anything. The food was so good, guests were coming up to me all night and for days after to tell me how good it was. Very flexible to what we wanted. Good communication before the wedding.
Noelle & Philip – 17th November
We just want to say a massive thank you to you and all your colleagues for making Friday so special for us. You have been great to work with over last few months thank you for your patience and guidance in organising the day. Stephen did a fantastic job on Friday evening can you please express our gratitude to him also. We were so happy everything went off ok. All the guests were delighted and complimented the food - think the apple slices were a major hit !! at the reception but everyone was delighted with the meal. Can you please thank all involved for us.
Chloe you all are a fantastic team - even on Saturday and Sunday all the staff we met couldn't have been nicer and were so friendly it made a lasting impression on us and our families. We have been asked by some of our suppliers already how was the Ormonde and all we can say is absolutely brilliant . You all are a credit to each other.
I met Mags on Saturday morning - she decorated the rooms for us, she's a lovely person and did an amazing job. I'm sorry I didn't get all the names but hopefully they will know who I am speaking about and will take this as a massive thank you from us.
Heart-felt thanks to each of you for making our wedding so special.
Belinda Kenny on Tue, 2nd August
We had our wedding in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel in June this year. We absolutely loved it, Kate was a pleasure to deal with all the way up to and on the day. No request was ever too much and she was always straight back to us if we had any queries or questions we had. Everything went perfect on the day, all the staff were amazing and so helpful and were always there if we needed anything on the day. All our guests had an amazing time. They were raving about the food, it was very tasty and they had nothing but compliments for all the staff. We had an amazing day and didn't have to worry about a thing and we will have such good memories in years to come xxxxx :)
Natalie Cooke on Thu, 28th July
Can't thank Kate and the staff of the Ormonde Hotel enough for our wedding on Saturday 23rd July. All our family and friends spoke highly of the service and everything ran amazingly on the day. We are hope so happy and grateful for the amazing day we had.
Natalie & Edward
Aine and Eddie on Mon, 11th July
We had our wedding in the Ormonde hotel on Saturday the 18th of June 2016. The staff were so friendly & welcoming from the day we booked this hotel as our venue nothing was too much trouble. All our guests were and still are raving about the quality of the food & service they received on the day. Kate & her team made the day a one too remember for myself & my husband. If you are considering this hotel as your wedding venue I would say book it immediately. They will ensure you & your guests create memories to last a lifetime. Thanks again to all the wonderful staff who made our day so special.
Aine & Eddie.
Mary Brennan and Fionán Brennan on Mon, 11th July
From the moment we met with Deirdre and later in our wedding planning Kate we know that the Ormonde Hotel would be the best venue for our wedding. We had organised events in the past at the Ormonde Hotel in other capacities through organisations that we had been involved in and found them to be the utmost professionals and so very pleasant and facilitating to deal with and we knew that they were second to none in the running of events. Throughout the planning process Deirdre/Kate were so approachable and extremely responsive to all of our requests and did their utmost to satisfy every request that we had to the most minute detail. They gave us very helpful suggestions and ensured that we had thought every detail through well in advance of the wedding day. They are very competitively priced as a wedding venue in Kilkenny and they spared no expense in ensuring we had our perfect day. In what can be a very stressful/nerve wrecking time in the weeks before the wedding Kate was ever so patient and calm and this really helped us to fully enjoy the run up to our wedding with no unnecessary worries. From the wedding tasting through the wedding day and meal in the hotel the day after the wedding, the food was fantastic, the choices/presentation and taste and we recieved and are still receiving so many compliments from our guests on the reception/wedding meal and afters spreads. The service was fantastic and the guests were very complimentary about the friendliness, speed and second helpings which the banqueting staff had no hestitation in providing to us. The room was beautifully set up for our wedding meal and the lighting/table set up etc was so romantic and added to the mood on the day. Throughout the leadup to the wedding, the day of the wedding and the weekend after Colin/Kate and the staff treated us like royalty and really ensured that we had the best weekend of our lifes. I would most highly recommend the Ormonde as an ultimate venue in Kilkenny for weddings.
Nora & John on Wed, 25th November
We want to thank you sincerely for making our wedding so perfect. we went for Ormonde straight away as it's reputation and image is before them. We had lots of guests travelling from abroad and we have been offered great weekend package to help them relax and experience best Kilkenny had to offer. Hospitality and welcome on arrival was amazing, we were greeted by managers and directed to exclusive bar for our guests. Food was unbelievable, 5 star top quality. All of our guests are still talking about it. All the staff members went above and beyond and we can't thank them enough. We would highly recommend this place for future brides and grooms to be.
Nikki & David
We want to thank the ormonde hotel for showing us fantastic hospitality and gave us unforgettable memories on our wedding day. We were thrilled with staff, who were so welcoming to each of us. Service was very fast and efficient. We had our speeches beforehand, however there were no delays in serving food. Bridal suite was extremely impressive and we were lucky enough to have it for two days for free. Looking forward to our first year anniversary stay.
We want to thank everyone involved in making our wedding day so memorable. Service is top class and food, don't know where to start. Everything from starters to afters buffet was amazing and plenty of food. Bar was stocked and staffed as no delays and queues occurred. Definitely one of the best hotels in the country.
We were planning our wedding from overseas so you can imagine the stress, but no request or query was a trouble for the Ormonde team. Sales girls were pleasure to work with and staff on the day were absolutely amazing. We were greeted by the managers and each of them were so organized throughout the night, making sure everything ran smoothly. Top venue for Kilkenny and will be back for many other occasions.
Anne on Wed, 25th November, 2015
Ormonde hotel hosted our big day and I can't thank all the staff members enough. Attention to detail is very impressive. Food justified all the compliments we have heard about it from my friends, who had their receptions in the Ormonde as well. Ballroom looked breathtaking and their bridal suite is fantastic. They had given it to us for 2 nights as a compliment. I'd get married there all over again.
We want to thank Kate and all the staff members in Ormonde hotel for making our wedding day so unforgettable. We were quite busy during the wedding planning, but team was so accommodating to match our requests. We loved our wedding tasting, where we actually got to choose food options and wine to be served on the day. Mags was a lovely lady serving our top table. She was extremely friendly and nice. All the duty managers were very organized and staff were so welcoming to each of our guests. I will recommend this venue to all the future Mr and Mrs.
Sarah & Paul
We had our wedding in the Ormonde Hotel and I can't fault a single thing about it - food, staff, atmosphere, professionalism - absolutely everything was a top notch. We had extensive 6 course menu with choices. Our guests were blown away with how amazing the food was and what a great selection they have offered us. One of the best aspects of it was kids club, where children were looked after by the babysitter. They even organized bouncy castle and games for them to be entertained. We received a goodie bag including anniversary voucher and a dinner. We can't wait to be back.
Dave & Christine
Our fantastic wedding took place in Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. We planned it all from overseas, but with their team, nothing was a trouble. On the day we couldn't believe how beautiful the ballroom was. Food was divine and service second to none. Staff, at the desk, in the bar, in the ballroom, were brilliant. Massive thanks to Kate and Stephen, who were there all the time and did super job with our entrance song, which was so special to us.
Where to begin with the praise. Second we stepped in the hotel, we knew it was the venue for us. We were blown away by the professionalism and kindness of staff members. After booking the wedding we would pop in on several occasions. We always felt just as welcomed as the first time before we confirmed our date. We went to few hotels and looked around. Many of them offer great service and packages, but Ormonde does have a special vibe about it. All our requests were taken on board without any questions and ballroom looked absolutely stunning on the day. Special thanks goes to Kate, our wedding planner, who went extra mile each time and made sure our day was that much special, Deirdre, who made us feel so welcome each time, Mags and Sinead who looked after us on the day, and chefs, as food was absolutely amazing. Our guests are still raving about it.
Paul & Mary
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue. Staff is the asset to the hotel, they are incredibly efficient, professional and friendly. We have heard a lot about food in the Ormonde and our wedding just proved all the compliments. All our guests are still talking after months about how brilliant food was and how welcoming they felt. We are looking forward to go back for our anniversary.
This is the most fantastic wedding venue and we are so happy we had a pleasure to have our big day there. Wedding planning was effortless all the way. Hotel staff were very helpful with every single request we had. Our menu was quite complex including steaks, but their team of chefs absolutely overdone themselves. There's not a single thing we could fault. Staff on the day were brilliant, so efficient and welcoming. Each of our guests felt very special. It was all very well organized, everything from ringing bell to speeches and bar staff. A massive thank you to Kate, who was out of this world with her hospitality and efficiency, Sinead, Mags and all of the staff involved. L&R
Serena Walsh on Mon, 23rd November, 2015
We want to thank all of the team in Kilkenny Ormonde hotel for making our day so memorable. We originally booked with Louise, who was so welcoming and accommodating. Afterwards, it was Kate who planned our wedding. Nothing seemed like a trouble for her and she was very helpful all along, as we were not one of the most organized couple. Ballroom looked stunning and staff were extremely efficient. Mags, a lady who served out table was extremely friendly and made us laugh, especially when we were so nervous through our speeches. Food was amazing, portions were evry generous and presentation was exquisite. Would highly recommend this venue and looking forward to go back for our first years anniversary.
We had unforgettable wedding in Ormonde Hotel. We loved O'Reilly's bar as an exclusive drinks reception area for our guests. Ballroom looked fantastic and so did the bridal suite which was complimentary for two nights. Staff and all the managers were so helpful and friendly. All our guests felt welcomed. Food and service were top notch. Special thanks to Kate, Sinead and Mags. Nikki
We would like to thank Ormonde Hotel for amazing service and food they provided for our wedding day. We have been planning from overseas, but nothing seemed to be a problem for Kate. She and her team were on the ball and no last minute changes presented a trouble. Staff on the day were absolutely amazing, very friendly, efficient and fast. Ever single dish on the menu was fantastic, our compliments to all the chefs. There was plenty of food, no delays at the bar and guests were happy with the rooms and service they got. Strongly recommending this venue. The Evans
We want to say a big thank you to all of the staff in Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Louise was very helpful at the initial stage of booking. Nothing was a trouble for Deirdre and Kate. We had our own set up of centerpieces and sweet trolley. Everything was done precisely according to our request. Bar and banquet staff were very efficient and friendly on the day. None of our guests felt left out or unattended and food was absolutely amazing. It is a fantastic venue for anyone who is looking to have a wedding of their dreams.
We chose Ormonde Hotel because of it's fantastic location, friendly staff and amazing food. Our guests are still talking about how welcome they felt and how their every need was attended. Our civil ceremony room was fantastic, we had red carpet in the room and lanterns on each side of the Aisle. We also had few songs for the entrance, signing and leaving. Nothing was a trouble for their staff. Massive thank you to Kate and Stephen and all the staff on the day who were so efficient and friendly.
Suzie Muldowney and Mark Massey
We got married in September 2015. We chose the Ormonde for the reception as the staff were very friendly and helpful and very child friendly as we have a small child and they provided a kidsclub on the day which was great to keep children entertained. In the months coming up wedding planner Kate was very efficient and helpful no matter how big or small the questions we had. On our wedding day the service and food was excellent we couldn't of asked for more .
We had our wedding in Kilkenny Ormonde this summer. Venue is absolutely fantastic. The ballroom was breathtaking, everything was done and set up just as we wanted. We were planning our wedding from abroad, but nothing seemed like a trouble at all. Food was amazing everything from arrivals to the afters buffet and it was plenty of it. Bridal suite was amazing and we even received little bag from the hotel with cards and voucher. Massive thank you to the wedding planner Kate and all the staff and chefs on the day.
Our wedding day was magical in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel and that's all down to the fantastic wedding planner Kate and her brilliant team .everything from the planning stages to the big day itself was all we could have ever hoped for .the venue was beautiful on the day the staff were so friendly and helpful .the bridal suite was gorgeous and even the little touches, a card left in our suite from the staff of the hotel wishing us well in our future .the food on our wedding day was fantastic (hats off to all chefs on the day ) and there was plenty food everyone got fed well .we would like to mention Mags the lady looking after the top table on the day Mags ensured we were all at ease and diffused the nerves before the speeches with her lovely banter.Thanks Mags, Kate ,Sinead and all the lovely staff of the Ormonde hotel for such a memorable day . Brian & Eimear Egan
Siobhán & Martin
Wow what a wonderful day and fantastic support from the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. We were married on 1st August 2015 and could not have picked a better venue for our wedding. I was organising the wedding from the UK and so had very little time in Ireland however Kate & Deirdre were on hand every step of the way and no request was too big. The same with the reservations team as we had a large group coming from England and they were so helpful. On the day itself, the staff could not do enough, Sinead was on hand from morning until evening. We have received so many compliments from our guests on the service, the food and the overall presentation of the hotel and wedding. We cannot thank you enough for all your help and support, you were all fantastic, made our day go like an absolute dream and I just wish we could do it all over again. I would highly recommend the Kilkenny Ormonde hotel for anyone looking for a wedding venue. It is absolutely outstanding! Thanks a million guys. Siobhán & Martin
Had our wedding here last Friday have to say everything went perfect from start to finish, big massive thank you to all the staff especially kate, nothing was too much trouble even last minute changes the night before, excellent help the whole way through. And a big thanks to mags who looked after us also on the day and couldn't have been more helpful, food was lovely on the day also. would highly recommend the Ormonde to anyone considering getting married in Kilkenny. Lilian & Brian
Claire & Pat
We want to thank Louise and all the fantastic staff of the Ormonde Hotel for making our wedding so unforgettable. Girls were joy to work with, nothing really was a trouble for them. We had a great package with few compliments and extras from the hotel which nicely surprised us. Everything from the appearance of the hotel to the staff was a top notch. General manager personally greeted us on the day, that was a great touch. Personalized menus with our names and dates was a lovely idea too. It made us feel really welcome. All our guests were looked after on the day, they felt just as important as us and that meant a lot. Cannot praise food and service enough. Staff were extremely fast on their feet and very friendly. Mags, a lovely lady, was super. She was very helpful and welcoming. Could not recommend this hotel enough to all the future couples.
We had our wedding in the Ormonde hotel in 2014. While choosing venues Louise made us feel so welcome and special that we decided to go with this venue right away. She assisted us with every step of the planning and made it completely stress free. We were met as royals on the red carpet. Bar was exclusively for our guests where we had a lovely drinks reception. Ballroom suite was decorated with candelabras, flowers, chair covers, looked absolutely perfect. Staff were very fast on their feet and very friendly on the day and food was absolutely amazing. Kitchen is right beside the ballroom, so food was hot and fresh. Hotel also offered us wide choice for our afters buffet as we had number of extra guests attending. Overall very happy with everything, could not fault anything. Our guests were happy with the rooms as well and multistory car park opposite the hotel is extremely convenient and complimentary. Looking forward to return to this lovely hotel.
We got married in the Ormonde hotel last year. Everything from the moment of arrival till the late hours was perfect. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Especially the lady names Mags who was looking after us on the day. Food was amazing. Hotel offered us a variety with choices of starters and main courses for our guests. Bar staff were very fast and efficient. Our residents also enjoyed a late bar exclusively for them. We have a voucher for the 1st year anniversary and we can't wait to go back. I'll highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants to have a really special wedding. Val&Steve
We got married in the Ormonde hotel and there is nothing we could fault. Planning process was made so easy with Louise. Nothing was trouble for her. On the day there were so many people looking after us and we really felt everyone knew everything about our requirements and guests. Food is one of the best we have ever tasted. Our guests loved the wide range of choices for the afters as well. Their kids club is a big hit. They even have a bouncy castle and a babysitter to look after them, so nothing is a problem and guests really enjoyed their time without a worry. Thank you to all the managers and staff.
Our wedding reception in the Ormonde Hotel was unforgettable. The location was perfect as we had large number of guests from overseas. we we were given great discounted rate for our wedding guests so everyone stayed in hotel. We had a 2 nights stay in their fantastic wedding suite as a compliment. Managers were so organized on the day, from the moment we arrived after our photographs till the bar closing time we were looked after and no guest or detail was left unattended. Massive thank you to the events ladies and all the staff who were so swift and friendly on the day.
We had our wedding there two weeks ago and it was fantastic. Everyone was so nice and helpful, from Kate the wedding coordinator , to the ladies on reception, duty manager on the day and mags who was looking after us throughout the meal , we didn't want for anything. Everything ran so smoothly all thanks to the staff there, i didn't have to worry about anything. We got great compliments on the food all day and I had a few special requests for food as I am vegan and a few of our friends are gluten intolerent and it wasn't a problem at all . The bridal suite was just amazing, and there was lots of little treats and gifts left there for us which was such a nice touch. The Ormonde hotel went above and beyond anything we expected on our wedding day and even the days after and I couldn't recommend it enough. We are forever greatful. Katie Blade
Kate & Michael
Myself and Michael would just like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at the Kilkenny Ormonde hotel. We got married there on the 5/June this year and it was the best weekend we ever could have imagined . Kate,Deirdre ,Louise and all staff including the manager himself just made our day ! All staff are an absolute credit to the hotel ,nothing was a problem to them whatever we needed they got ,they went above and beyond for us and our guests . Everyone commented on how lovely the staff were ,food was amazing and in such a fab location !! Everyone said if they ever go back to Kilkenny they will definitly stay here without a doubt !! I can honestly say we picked the best hotel to hold our ceremony and reception in ,I knew this was the place for us the minute we stepped foot in the hotel ,I would highly recommend them to any future couples getting married !! We can't wait to go back ! So thank you all from the bottom of our hearts...Kate ,Michael & Mikey xxx
We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so much for our wonderful wedding on 1st May. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and everyone commented on how excellent the service was from all of your staff and the delicious food. Myself and Eric would like to make a special mention to Mags who was looking after us for the reception. Mags was absolutely wonderful and made sure that we had everything we needed and nothing was too much trouble for her. My 4 year old nephew decided that he wanted to sit with us at the top table for the meal and this was no hassle, he was moved straight up. Also, we had a guest turning up who we hadn't expected which made me panic but the girls just put him at the table we asked them to with no bother whatsoever. All in all, it was a wonderful weekend and we cannot wait to come back and stay very soon. We will be back for our one year anniversary dinner and overnight stay, if not before. Thanks again, Joanne and Eric Mulhall
From the moment we say the ormonde hotel it blew us away. Louise, kate and Deirdre couldn't of done enough for us their attention to detail was unbelievable. On the day sinead looked after us everyone commented on how friendly and approachable she was, she was so helpful and it made the day more special. I want to thank the hotel and staff for everything it will be myself and my husband special place forever and I highly recommended anybody getting married to book this hotel I promise you will not he disappointed Tracey and padraig Brazil 25 / 04 / 2015
Sinéad and Jimmy Murphy
From the first visit to the last, Louise and everyone at the Ormonde Hotel were so good to deal with. Strange requests, silly queries, general advice were all met with a friendly smile and the same high level of professionalism. The hotel room on the day was just beautiful. They really captured the atmosphere. The food was simply gorgeous. So well presented and so much of it. I still get compliments from my guests as to the service they all experienced. You truly will get the highest quality for all areas of your wedding at the Ormonde Hotel. The personal touch they offer and the service they provide made our day. Thank you very much for a job well done. Sinéad and Jimmy
Ciara & Bill McCormack
To Louise & All the Staff at the Ormonde Hotel, We just want to say a huge thank you to you all for all the hard work you put into our big day. We wouldn't have asked for better. We knew when we chose the Ormonde Hotel, we couldn't go wrong. The service we received on the day was exceptional. Our guests still comment on the service and the food that was served. We look forward to seeing you all again for our 1st Anniversary. From Bill & Ciara McCormack
Richard and Emer Fitzpatrick
After visiting all the hotels in Kilkenny City Emer and I had no hesitation in booking the Ormonde for our Wedding day. We booked the Ormonde due to the friendliness of the staff, the location, the fabulous function room and the general high quality appearence of the hotel. The wedding co-ordinators Louise and Deirdre were fantastic to deal with always accommadating and offered great advice for the big day. Never once did it feel like a business transaction Deirdre and Louise always had our interests first. On the day we were not left disappointed everything went off to a tee. The professionalism of all the waiter's/waitresses, bar staff and Andrew was second to none. To this day Emer and I are still getting compliments about the music on arrival, the unbelievable dinner and the function room. I cannot speak highly enough of the Ormonde and would strongly recommend the venue to everyone. Thanks to all at the Ormonde for making our day so special
Lydia & Dan
Just a quick note to thank you for what turned out to be a flawless day, Sincerest thank you to you and all the staff in particular the bar and waiting staff and one of your house keeping staff who was very kind to our elderly Grand Aunt, whom she made a cup of tea while cleaning her room. Everything was to perfection and Louise as you know I am hard to please. Looking forward to our next visit to the Ormonde. Wishing you all the best Lots of Love Lydia & Dan
Norma & Ciaran
“Thank you so much for all that you guys have done. Our big day was perfect from start to finish. Food was excellent and everyone said it. Big thanks to all the staff in the kitchen and the waiting staff were brilliant all so polite and efficient. The room was beautiful, really everything was flawless and from the first day we met they were so helpful and professional, I really can’t speak highly enough about you all. Thank you so much again for making the whole day stress free and easy for us. Look forward to seeing you all soon”.
Catherine & Bob
“To the wonderful staff, we would like to thank you for making our day perfect! A special mention to Martina, Sinead, Colin and Dee who were excellent from start to finish. The Food was Fab…a big thank you to the chefs! We are both delighted we picked the Ormonde as our Wedding Venue. Thanks again.”