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Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Ormonde Street, Kilkenny
Reviews (26) 5/5
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Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel provide the perfect venue for your wedding day. We understand that no two Weddings are the same; that is why your Kilkenny Ormonde Wedding is designed with you in mind. We respond to your expectations and objectives, in the belief that by working with you effectively, we can deliver a truly unique and wonderful experience.

Our newly refurbished Kings Ballroom, with its own private bar is the perfect setting for your Wedding Reception. Rich contemporary tones, lavish lighting & flickering candlelight create a sense of romance, whilst crisp linens and elegantly covered chairs make this ballroom stylish, modern and warm. With its unique design, the Kings Suite can cater for wedding numbers of 25 up to 250 guests.

The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel has a suite of Wedding Packages to suit your every need. We are also delighted to discuss your personal requests and deliver a Wedding Reception, unique to you. So please do ask, quiz, query and challenge us. I would be delighted to arrange a private viewing with you both at your earliest convenience. 


26 reviews
Quality of service4.9/5
Roseanna and Andrew Coleman
Added 3rd Oct 2022
Wedding 1st Sep 2022
Alyson and all the team at Kilkenny ormonde hotel are amazing, so helpful and friendly they really pay attention to detail to make sure everything runs smoothly and take the stress out of the day. I would highly recommend the Kilkenny ormonde hotel to all future brides and grooms.
Laura & James
Added 3rd Oct 2022
Wedding 20th Aug 2022
Fantastic service all round. The kilkenny ormonde couldn't have done enough for us on the lead up to the wedding and on the day. Every need was catered for. Stunning hotel with beautiful rooms and a fabulous bridal suite. The food was absolutely amazing. My partner is a coeliac and they accommodated him in every way possible. Highly recommend this venue. You'll be in great hands should you decide to book your day here.
Rachael Gough
Added 7th Oct 2022
Wedding 4th Aug 2022
The staff are a credit to management in the hotel. They made us feel important and special throughout the whole process. The wedding team, and in particular Dee were the reason we selected the hotel. They were so kind and made us feel at ease through the whole process. Our guests are still commenting on the high quality of food and service. The chef was very accommodating to our needs and was open to our ideas. I highly reccommend Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel to any couple looking for a wedding venue. All of our vendors commented on how easy the hotel was to communicate with and how accommodating they were to everyones ideas and vision.
Aisling Peppard
Added 28th Oct 2020
Wedding 3rd Oct 2020
Where do we start? The Ormonde Hotel was absolutely fantastic from beginning to end. They went above and beyond in ever single way. My husband and I were supposed to get married in another hotel and two weeks before the wedding day they changed their prices, with a price hike of 50%. With only a week and 4 days to our wedding, we walked into the Ormonde Hotel. The minute we walked in we felt like 'This is the One', and then we met the friendly Alice. She explained everything in detail and could not be more professional. We met again 4 days before the wedding and we were given a running record to ensure Alan and I were happy with the running of the day and we were given the option to change anything. The wedding team also had a copy to ensure the day would go to plan. As it was during Covid 19, we had 43 guests and it felt like a big wedding. There were ample amount of staff available and no one was ever waiting for a drink, due to table service. Everyone commented on the layout up of the room and also the food. It was amazing. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a wedding.
Response from Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Hi Aisling, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted you and Alan enjoyed your big day! Wishing you both the best for the future together. Alice & all in the Ormonde.
Carmel and Mick
Added 13th Oct 2020
Wedding 25th Sep 2020
Mick and I had the most amazing day and night at our wedding during Covid Every care was made by the Ormond Hotel and their staff to ensure that Mick I and our guests had a relaxed day full of fun . The wedding dinner was just beautiful, top quality and all our guests needs were met , vegan and vegetarian. Eventhough we were in the middle of the Covid pandemic we were made feel very special. Many thanks to all the staff, Ye made our day memorable Carmel and Mick
Response from Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Hi Carmel & Mick, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to host your special day, we thoroughly enjoyed it! We can't wait to welcome you back soon. Alice & all the team in the Ormonde.
Niamh Tyrrell
Added 13th Oct 2020
Wedding 11th Sep 2020
I cannot recommend The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Alice, Colin and staff more. From the minute we walked into the gorgeous hotel, viewed the ballroom, and spoke with Alice & the Team, we knew that this was the hotel for us and we were going to be in the best of hands. Then the pandemic hit and, what can I say? I have never felt so informed, supported, offered such flexibility & was shown such kindness & warmth during what was not just a worrying time for Brides and Grooms, but also anyone in the hospitality industry, but I never once felt stress or concern from the Team. Every conversation was focused on what our options were, what the regulations meant and always checking in on our comfort levels. We did get married on our original date (yay!), with 45 guests and I can honestly say, it felt like any normal wedding to us and that's 100% down to the planning, preparation communication and organisation from ALL of the staff in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Thank you!! The detail: The food was incredible - words cannot describe just how incredible. I asked for a slight tweak of the menu (which wasn't on the original menu plan) and that was absolutely no issue at all. The decor & operational set up were simply fabulous. Considering the covid rules at the time, tables of max 6 with no more than 3 households - I didn't even notice that it potentially could have felt like a small wedding, it actually felt so relaxed as everyone was facing the top table (just my husband and I!) and everyone looked so comfortable! The staff were absolutely fabulous considering it had to be table service for everything. Colin ensured he had additional staff on so no-one would be waiting too long for a drink! And wow, everyone was just so so lovely to deal with on the day - we were honestly blown away by the kindness and professionalism of the staff. There are so many more amazing things I could say about Alice, Colin & Team but my advice, simply visit the hotel, meet the Team and you'll see why I am so happy I chose The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel as my venue
Response from Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Hi Niamh & Michael , Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review . We are all delighted to hear that you both had a fantastic day. Thank you so much for choosing us to be part of your special day , it really means a lot .We wish you every happiness in the future . Alice & all the team in the Ormonde
Liam Comerford
Added 27th Aug 2019
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
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 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 guest along with tea & coffee - the hotel provided an abundance of delicious sandwiches & wraps along with mini deserts & canapes. 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 & the Ormonde did not disappoint. The 5 course meal was second to none, & 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 & 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
Philomena lennon
Added 27th Aug 2019
Wedding 6th Jul 2019
From the day we booked our wedding in the ormonde to the day we got married i can only say jill 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 couldnt praise it enough..our day was magical and i would highly recommend the ormonde to anyone i meet from now on 5 star treatment
Brid Doyle
Added 28th Aug 2019
Wedding 5th Jul 2019
Fantastic service. Whole day went perfectly
Anne&Marie & Pat
Added 20th Aug 2019
Wedding 28th Jun 2019
We got married in the Ormonde hotel in June 2019 after a short engagement and from the moment we met Gill she was so welcoming, organised, easy to deal with and put us at ease immediately. The hotel staff were always so friendly when we dropped into the hotel and no request was too much. We were greeted by Gill on arrival at the hotel on the day and immediately felt calm and relaxed. The Kings ballroom was laid out lovely and staff were very helpful. The meal was lovely and feedback from all the guests was very positive. I would highly recommend the Ormonde as a wedding venue due to location which was so central to the city, quality of service, and also professionalism of all the staff. We both really enjoyed the day and how it went and would like to thank Gill and staff for all their help and support through out. Thanks a mill Anne-Marie & Pat Holden
Louise & Enda
Added 24th Jun 2019
Wedding 14th Jun 2019
We had our wedding day on june 14th 2019 .From the day we met Gill she was so welcoming & 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 Gills 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 & feedback from our guests would say exactly the same. Thanks again for everything Louise & Enda Mcenery
Clodagh and Mark
Added 10th Jun 2019
Wedding 27th Apr 2019
I would recommend the Kilkenny Ormonde hotel for a wedding, Jill and the staff were amazing and so easy to work with. We had an amazing day and everyone is still talking about our big day. Clodagh and Mark
Clodagh and Mark
Added 6th Jun 2019
Wedding 27th Apr 2019
I would recommend Jill and the team in the Ormonde to organise a wedding we were delighted with everything and all our guests are still talking about the Ormonde hotel
Robert Cosgrove
Added 4th Oct 2020
Wedding 2nd Feb 2019
From start to finish everything was amazing !! The hotel went above and beyond to ensure our wedding was magical. Thank you again
Diane Stanley
Added 8th May 2019
Wedding 2nd Feb 2019
Everything was perfect on the day food the next day was expensive for what we got.
Ger & Philip
Added 27th Mar 2019
Wedding 28th Dec 2018
Really enjoyed and had a fabulous day on our wedding day. The team at the Ormond were terrific from start to finish. Gill & Stephen in particular were brilliant, extremely professional & a pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Ormonde as a wedding venue.
Clare Crowley
Added 1st Apr 2019
Wedding 22nd Dec 2018
The ormonnde went above and beyond for us to make our wedding day . I didn't have to worry about anything. The food was so good . . .guest 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.
Added 9th Jan 2019
Wedding 1st Dec 2018
Gill was brilliant
Siobhan Stapleton
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 20th Sep 2018
I actually couldn't recommend the Ormonde Hotel highly enough.Its in a prime location right in the middle of the city. Any staff member we dealt with was so friendly and professional especially Stephen and Gill. They couldn't do enough for us.We were given complimentary meals on various occasions,a complimentary night stay the day after the wedding and also for our 1st anniversary which we are already looking forward to & lovely personalised wedding gift and the price beat all other competition out of the park.The venue is fabulous, the food was delicious. Our day ran so smoothly we didn't have to worry about anything. We had a fabulous day and would recommend them to anyone, I honesty couldn't fault the hotel or staff in anyway at all, and would like to just thank them again for all their help and support
Sinéad Doyle
Added 22nd Sep 2018
Wedding 19th Jul 2018
The venue is lovely. Chloe our wedding coordinator was fantastic. Everyone was raving about the food and the service was excellent. I was having a fantastic wedding until one individual member of staff closed our residents bar and I had to lose 30 minutes of my wedding night trying to get it sorted. The ordeal embarrassed me in front of my guests. It did get sorted but it did effect my night. Everyone other than that individual were amazing and I would recommend it as a venue to get married in.
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 27th Apr 2018
Had a amazing day at Kilkenny Ormonde , it was all that i wanted and more , chloe our wedding co-ordinator was just lovely , super helpful and so down to earth made the whole day easy as !! meal was yum x had a great
Added 21st Aug 2017
Wedding 4th Aug 2017
Beautiful hotel. Great service until big day arrived. Alot of minor errors which can make a massive diffrence. No DMC No champagne served on arrival Waiting around for room keys No entrance music (arranged months before) Staff in ballroom fantastic Food fabulous Just felt let down on service with speeches and cake cutting (never even happened) Nobody really noticed. Just I was very disheartened.
Stephen & Margaret
Added 8th May 2015
We found the Ormonde to be extremely helpful to us from the time we stepped in the door to discuss their packages. Nothing was a problem with them whether it was changes to the menu, package or discounted rooms. Deirdre is a credit to them and made the whole planning stress free for us. We knew with Dee in charge the day would run perfectly - which it did. Louise also came on board in the weeks leading up to our wedding and she was also super as I was emailing her with changes to our table plan every day on the week of our wedding and our Table plan was perfect on the day. We would without doubt recommend the Ormonde to future couples who are planning to have their reception in Kilkenny.
Mags and Stephen
Added 19th Jun 2014
We had our wedding in The Ormonde Hotel in Sept 2013, from the day we went in to view the function room, we both agreed that this would be our venue for our wedding reception. Deirdre the events manager was fantastic to deal with and goes over & above to help you with the organisation of your wedding day. Louise also joined the staff in the weeks leading up to our wedding and is also a great asset to Kilkenny Ormonde. We had made several changes to the table plan on the week leading up to the wedding & on our wedding day, the table plan was perfect which shows the attention to detail that is given by the staff. The function room itself is fabulous with a well laid out bar at the bottom of the function room. The Hotel is very central with the fabulous Kilkenny castle just around the corner. There is a multi-storey car park directly across from the hotel which is complimentary to all guests staying in the Ormonde. The Bridal Suite is fantastic & definitely one of the best in Kilkenny. The Restaurant staff and manager Sinead offer top class service & food. Sinead was fantastic to us on the day and also went out of her way to settle the best mans nerves with a few kind words & wisdom. We could not recommend this hotel enough to future Brides & Grooms.
Susan and Donnacha
Added 19th Jun 2014
Our wedding at the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny was the most wonderful experience. The staff there, especially Sinead, went over and beyond what we expected. When we saw the room at the wedding fair we really loved it, but when it came to our wedding day and we walked into the reception room, we were blown away. Every little detail was seen to, it looked beautiful. Also, the guests at our wedding were so impressed with the food and the service (especially when they came around again with more meat!!). We really and truly can't recommend the Ormonde enough. It was a wonderful experience that we will remember forever.
Catherine Tyrrell
Added 10th Jun 2014
We had a fantastic wedding day in the Ormonde Hotel. Colin, Deirdre and Louise all went to great lengths to make our day a very memorable one. Between them they created a stunning ballroom which had both an intimate and relaxed atmosphere - exactly what we asked for! The level of professionalism and attention to detail was second to none. We would like to extend our thanks to the bar staff and waiters/waitresses who, although very busy, were helpful and courteous at all times. We would also like to extend our thanks to the chef and his kitchen staff for preparing such a splendid meal. We will truly cherish our experience and remember every minute of it. Once again, thank you all so much for everything in the lead up to and on the wedding day itself, it was all fantastic!
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