Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny City.

Explore our magical wedding setting in the shadows of Kilkenny Castle on the banks of the River Nore. Kilkenny River Court combines its picture perfect location with excellent service and food with attention to detail from our very experienced wedding team. Enjoy welcome drinks on The Terrace (seasonal) and a wonderful wedding banquet in our Marshall Suite overlooking the Castle. Submit your enquiry to Marcella and Iona who look forward to taking great care of you.


❤ Some Remaining Dates Available for your 2021 Wedding❤

❤ Enquire today for more information about our Intimate Wedding Offer 

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Congratulations to you both at this very happy time!

Kilkenny River Court Hotel combines its picture perfect location with excellent service from our experienced wedding and events team.  We understand that this is the most important event that you will ever plan. 

The hotel, which has been recently refurbished, offers a warm and welcoming service with attention to detail at the core of everything we do. Our team of experienced chefs use the best locally and nationally sourced ingredients to prepare your wedding banquet, delivered by our attentive and professional team to your guests.

The hotel’s stylish 102 bedrooms and suites, many with Castle views, combine with free onsite parking at the front and rear of the hotel for your guests’ comfort.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel is a photographer’s delight, ensuring your magical moments will be captured in the shadow of Kilkenny Castle at our wonderful riverside location.


Our dedicated wedding team, Marcella and Iona, would be delighted to meet you at a time convenient for you both to begin your wedding planning process. Call us today or connect with us online and will be in touch with you very soon. 

Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Independent Family Run


  • City Urban
  • Waterside


  • Civil License
  • Fully Accessible
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

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Marcella & Iona
Marcella & Iona
Wedding & Events Team
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 30 reviews
by Robert Conway
on Sat, 2nd of October, 2021
This is an amazing place for a wedding. We just got married here, with the ceremony and reception onsite. All the managers and coordinators are just amazing. They all have exceptional attention to detail and were very helpful the whole way through. The hotel was great and very quick to respond. The

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price is very affordable, both the location and view are amazing. It is right in the heart of Kilkenny City, with a beautiful view of the castle. The photo opportunities are plentiful, you are sure to get amazing shots with a lot of different backgrounds. All and all, my wife and I were very happy with this venue and we recommend it to anyone who asks about the place. We will definitely be returning to stay, there is a real sense of family and love from the staff there. We were almost sad to leave. 10/10.
by Barry downs
on Thu, 2nd of September, 2021
My wife and I held our wedding reception and after-party in Kilkenny River Court Hotel in August 2021. The hotel provided excellent service. The entire team were so helpful with making sure every little detail was just perfect for the big day.

I want to make special shoutouts to Iona, Bruno,

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Leticia & Jose, who went above and beyond to ensure that it was an event we will remember for the rest of our lives.

We all know how hard the hospitality industry has been hit with COVID restrictions in the last 18 months. Still, the hotel went above and beyond with accommodating our every request, even with our reduced headcount for the reception.

The reception rooms are spacious, but the team accommodated our requests to have extra couches and coffee tables brought in so that the room didn't feel empty with a 50-person wedding, and people had a more casual space to sit and talk after the dinner.

For the Afters party, we had 30 guests. The hotel closed off the room partition to make a smaller, safer space for the kids to run around in.

The food was excellent, and our guests raved all night about how amazing the food was!

The rooms are a great size. The three rooms we stayed in were a double room, the Bridal Suite and the Suite above the Bridal Suite, which were all of the highest levels of cleanliness.

We're both looking forward to revisiting the River Court in the future on our anniversaries.
by Stacie & eamon Slattery
on Wed, 18th of August, 2021
Kilkenny River Court Hotel was lovely and very accommodating. The food was fabulous! But I think what really made our wedding day and indeed the whole weekend so special was the lovely staff.
by Thomas Mooney
on Wed, 11th of August, 2021
We had our wedding reception at the River Court last weekend. We could not be happier with how our day went. The entire staff were joyful and went out of their way to make it the best day of our life. We would recommend to anyone thinking about having their wedding reception in Kilkenny.
by Roisin and john bridges & mccarthy
on Tue, 8th of September, 2020
I can not put in to words how amazing the staff and hotel is. We got married here on the 29th of August. We had originally booked a hotel in Wexford and the wedding was postponed in May. We were deflated and we didn't see how it could happen. When I rang this hotel, they had such a detailed plan in

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place on how to manage the restrictions and guidelines and still celebrate our day. We can not commend them enough for the plan and procedures that they have in place. Every hotel should follow this hotels example. They contacted us through every change in guideline and they put a plan in place to manage it. The lead up to the wedding day was difficult for us but once we got in to this hotel, they made it so special for us and we had the most perfect wedding day experience with 24 of our closest family and friends. The attention to detail and responsiveness was brilliant. The food for the wedding and barbeque on the 2nd day was out of this world. The bridal suite is just breathtaking with views of the castle. The bar staff, cleaning staff, wedding staff all made the experience amazing. They could not do enough for us! The hotel is set next to the castle and it feels like you are on holidays when you sit out on their balcony or in the courtyard room, overlooking the castle. We believe that it worked out for the better in the end as we got to experience this amazing hotel and we will for very be thankful to the staff for making our weekend amazing. Well done to all the staff for pulling together during COVID-19 and developing a detailed plan to respond to it. I would recommend this place to any bride and groom or to anyone visiting Kilkenny

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