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Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Kilkenny River Court 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. Come and view the historic elegance of The Bridge House, the perfect venue for intimate celebrations. Picture a charming, historic room with a parlour overlooking the magnificent Kilkenny Castle. Elevate your celebration with the option of private bedrooms, ensuring an intimate and exclusive experience for you and your guests. Consider hosting your drinks reception at The Bridge House for a touch of elegance and a uniquely memorable celebration, or a pre-wedding private dinner for your guests. We can tailor make packages to suit you and your partner. Book your appointment now and take the first step towards creating the wedding day you've always dreamed of. Submit your enquiry to Sharon & Marcella who look forward to taking great care of you.


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 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 coordinators Sharon & Marcella, 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

Meet the Dream Maker

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

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 37 reviews
Anita Power
wedding on Sat, 3rd of September, 2022
We had our wedding reception in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel on the 3rd September 2022.

The service we received both on the lead up and also on the day of our wedding was exceptional. All the staff including Marcella were so welcoming and also there with any advice we may have needed.


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the day of our wedding, we couldn’t have asked for more. The food was delicious, all our family and guests were so impressed by service they received. Myself and my husband would like to thank the River Court for their kindness and professionalism on the day.

Review submitted on Fri, 18th of August, 2023
Jessica Ruth
wedding on Fri, 28th of April, 2023
Fabulous location. The best photo opportunities. Staff are brilliant. Great rooms and food. The terrace is amazing especially if you're lucky enough to get the weather like we did. We had 184 guests and I feel like this was a perfect number for the venue. Would definitely recommend.
Rebekah Neary
wedding on Fri, 11th of February, 2022
From the minute we walked in we knew that the River Court was our venue. From day one they were so helpful, whoever I was talking to made me feel relaxed. Having getting our last details postponed and postponed because of covid, I felt a bit overwhelmed going on to sort everything but Marcella had

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all my questions answered and I felt like a weight was lifted after that meeting, she was amazing. The whole day went off absolutely amazing the food was spectacular and the room looked great, they were so fast and helpful to move things on. It was a day we will never forget. Would definitely recommend having your wedding here, 5 stars absolutely fantastic xx

Review submitted on Thu, 7th of April, 2022
Katie O’Hanlon
wedding on Fri, 7th of January, 2022
The River Court events team and staff were just lovely to deal with. They are truly the most down to earth people who are eager to make your day as special and enjoyable as you want. It's a fantastic venue, with great food and service with a beautiful setting to top it off. The Bridal suite is also

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a big plus.

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of January, 2022
anna stafford
wedding on Fri, 12th of November, 2021
The Rivercourt Hotel overlooked the River Nore and Kilkenny Castle. The outside seating area has fairy lights which created a romantic atmosphere. All these factors played into our decision as the venue would guarantee beautiful wedding photographs, especially in the autumn months.


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Marcella emailed us wedding packages and arranged for us to have a consultation with Iona. Iona was amazing and guided us through all the dates that were available for the following year. Unfortunately, Covid hit and we had many setbacks with restrictions. These restrictions challenged the kind of wedding day we had always visualised in our heads. For us, we wanted music and live entertainment. We wanted to be surrounded by family and friends and the thought of cutting numbers was upsetting. I called the ladies to change the dates more than once and there were always so accommodating. Our original wedding date was scheduled for October 2020. Months passed and the restrictions lingered. It wasn’t until November 2021 that we finally got to celebrate our wedding.

In September, we got to have our taster menu in the hotel which was lovely. We got to taste a variety of dishes and wines. Shortly after the tasting, Iona contacted me to go through some of the remaining formalities. We sat down together for an hour and went through these last elements. Another great aspect of the Rivercourt Hotel is that they provide a florist to decorate the function room.

On the day of the wedding, we were taken care of by Leticia. The staff were promptly waiting for our guests and provided a private area for them to have refreshments. This area provided an intimate and safe environment for all the guests which we needed to be mindful of. As promised, the staff delivered an exceptional service.

Everyone we dealt with was so helpful and that is why I would have absolutely no problem recommending any and every engaged couple to consider having their wedding celebration at the Rivercourt Hotel.

Review submitted on Tue, 7th of December, 2021

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