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Kilshane House

Tipperary
Capacity
220
Reviews (9) 5/5
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Kilshane House, built in 1822, is the centrepiece of 320 acres of private parkland in the heart of County Tipperary. The huge curvilinear Conservatory is licensed for intimate civil ceremonies and/or blessings. The Orangerie, with a full bar at one end, can comfortably seat 220 guests. The only guests in the 54 bedrooms en-suite are the ones you invite to the wedding.

An elegant dinner in the formal dining room for 24 guests the night before the wedding can be expanded to 100 in the Conservatory. An informal party in the Billiard Room with the QT Bar as family and friends arrive can set the pace for the weekend.

We have created four seasonal proposals to celebrate your wedding day and the season in which it takes place. Each one has a description of all the decorative items such as chair covers, candelabras, etc. and the complimentary items such as the bridal suite on the night of the wedding, menus, table plans, tasting, etc. which are included. Our interesting and original seasonal menus for each proposal include the favourites such as fillet of beef and rack of lamb without any supplements. The proposals include canapés, a six course gala wedding dinner, and a mid-night supper. Guests are greeted at the door with a glass of Prosecco or a cocktail. A half bottle of house wine per guest to accompany the dinner is also included. There are no hidden extras in these proposals. Of course, if you wish, you can add on fireworks, singing waiters, magicians, etc….the sky is the limit !

A light-hearted barbecue the day after is an opportunity to kick off your shoes and relax with your friends and family. You are cordially invited to come see how unique we are for yourself ! 

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Kilshane House were always very helpful and quick with replies to any of our questions. The food was fantastic on the day. The venue is beautiful and it’s in a stunning location.
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I am conscious that I have marked the venue down in some areas so I am going to try and explain as best I can for this. Firstly, If I were to go back in time I would still book Kilshane house as my venue and at the end of the day my wedding was pretty much exactly what I wanted. This was largely down to my bridal party and friends who ensured everything went as planned and picked up when the ball was dropped. The venue itself is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It is a perfect country house if you want a private wedding away from the typical hotel venue. The grounds are amazing, the drive up to the house itself is stunning and the conservatory is so so beautiful. We stayed the night before and had tapas and the food was AMAZING. We thought with it being tapas that it would be just little bites and had told people to have a dinner early in the day. We shouldn't have. There was so much good and so much meat we were all stuffed and there was more left over. My husband's father needed something easier to eat as he was out from hospital and fabulous soup and sandwiches were provided no hassle at all. The waitresses were amazing and couldn't do enough for us. This was the same on the wedding day. The food, the service was just exceptional and everything from the canapés to the main meal were some of the best food I have ever eaten. And to top it off the chef brought out second helpings of the main course to anyone who wanted it- it was very impressive! The barmen were also out of this world. They couldn't do enough for us and we ended up having difficulty getting a taxi to take my father in law back to hospital the night before the wedding (We didn't know he was going to be in hospital obviously so had nothing organised) so the barman actually drove him back to Limerick himself. He absolutely didn't need to do that but it's just an example of how the hospitality staff went over and above for us. We met the owner Finbarr also and he was a very nice man and was also glad to help where he could. He gave us engraved crystal champagne glasses to mark the date which I must say are a lovely touch. Now... The downsides which I feel should be pointed out for future brides. Luckily I am VERY laid back but I think if I was someone who stresses easily I might have been very upset on the lead up to the wedding. In the year and a half / two years (cannot remember exactly) that I had booked my wedding I had correspondence with 6 different wedding coordinators. I don't know What's normal for a venue but I found this really excessive. Only once was I contacted to say 2 had left at one time. When I had built up a relationship with the coordinator after these last two had left I felt like everything was going well again ( I expressed concern after losing the previous 4). Then a week to the day before the wedding i found myself going through everything that had previously been organised. When I asked why I was being asked all this again- I was told my previous coordinator had left. So a week before my wedding i had a new coordinator taking over- and I was never told until I asked myself. Which I thought was a little worrying. But I went with the flow. On the day before the wedding i stayed at the venue as I said, the coordinator was supposed to meet me that day but left early instead. Now I was later arriving than expected but I was told that she would meet me there. This again didn't bother me but I found out later that all of the reception was set up wrong to the layout and table plan that they had asked me to provide. There were actually far more tables and over 30 places set too many. We had hired our own linens also and the staff refused to correct the table layout or seating plan or use the linens we had provided- so instead of my wedding party spending the evening relaxing with us they all had to strip the tables themselves and breakdown the excess tables, arrange the linens and reset all the tables as they were supposed to be set. Now imagine my bridal party hadn't gone to look at that room? Or that we hadn't stayed the night before? PICK YOUR WEDDING PARTY WISELY PEOPLE, THEY ARE SOOOO IMPORTANT! On the day of the wedding i had Amy Daunt Event Stylist doing all of the decor and styling and I know she also had some issues with the wedding coordinator on the day. I am so glad I had Amy as she knew exactly what I wanted and she made everything so- even if she had to fight for it. Best money I spent on the day was having her take care of styling and essentially the overall wedding coordination. Along with my fabulous bridesmaids. The other major issue I had in the end was also a linen issue. As a favor I had a friend pick up and return the hired linens from Dublin (we are from limerick). The morning after the wedding i specifically asked if they had definitely had all been returned to us as someone was driving them back especially. I was assured they were. They weren't. I asked the wedding coordinator a few days later if she would arrange for them to be couriered to the company as it was their mistake. After almost a week I got a call from Amy (the event stylist) saying she had got a call from the coordinator who informed her that I had said that Amy was responsible for organising and paying for a courier for those lines- this was the first time i was very annoyed with the venue and at this point the whole situation with wedding coordinators was leaving a bad impression. So I called Kilshane- I told them that Amy was not responsible as it was their mistake and I was told that they would not be organising or paying for a courier that I had to deal with it myself. The wedding coordinator brought the linens to limerick but I had to drive them to Dublin myself the next morning ( I have 7 month old twins so this was not just a simple trip as you can imagine and I had to drag the poor pets with me). So.... I hope I have given a fair portrayal of the event. As I have said I would still book Kilshane House if u was to do it all over again. The venue, food, service, people there are amazing but they issues with wedding coordinators needs to be resolved as I can see it having a huge impact on the venue in the future which would be an absolute shame. Also, I must also say that I feel like I have slated the wedding coordinator. I really thought she was a very nice person but I think that there was a lot that could and should have been handled better. Particularly as I had been so accommodating with everything that had happened in the lead up. Now I did say this all before I left the venue and was given two bottles of wine as an apology but I was also told that my wedding party didn't need to do the tables- which was simply not true. I honestly don't think that mistake would have even been noticed if it weren't for them. The day went off without a hitch and no one was any the wiser- including myself until After. This was thanks to the staff at Kilshane and my wedding party and definitely Amy Daunt Event Stylist who held it all together. Also my shower the wedding morning in the bridal suite was blocked - but I forgot to mention this to them on the morning and just used by bridesmaids next door so it was fine!
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We had a magical day at Kilshane House. We got married out on the lawn, with the rolling green hills creating a stunning back drop for our ceremony. There are so many beautiful places to get married in Kilshane, the conservatory, by the lake, in the walled garden, on the lawn. All the staff were fabulous! Everyone was open to ideas, and so helpful and accommodating. On the day of the wedding (and the night before, as we had a family dinner there the evening before) so many guests commented on the friendliness of the staff. Jane went above and beyond to help when my florist got the wrong day, Leanne helped me so much to plan the wedding and answered all my questions and made sure everything went off perfectly. The head bar man is a legend. The food was fabulous!!!!! Especially the canapés and the Beef Wellington. We had lots of people talking about those. The cocktails were fabulous. Everything just went so well and looked beautiful and the day flowed perfectly. We felt like a king and queen for the day. The only thing I found a little complicated was the system for booking accommodation for guests but on the day everyone was happy. We would highly recommend Kilshane to any future brides and grooms.
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Kilshane House is an amazing exclusive understated venue in the heart of the countryside. Jane & Finbarr will do everything to ensure your day is truly amazing, memorable and special... Kilshane has charm , elegance and everything a Bride and Groom could wish for. Top Class. food drinks and service.
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We had the most wonderful wedding weekend at Kilshane House in March 2018. We stayed the Fri, Sat and Sun and really felt at home. The setting is absolutely beautiful, the food is delicious and the dining room and conservatory are stunning. I have to say though, the best thing about Kilshane House is its incredible staff. Their friendliness and attention to detail is second to none. They copped that a lot of our guests were drinking Guinness the night before the wedding and had pints at the ready for them as part of the drinks reception when we all returned after the wedding ceremony on the Sat, without us having to ask. They were also very kind to my Grandad who got hungry during the speeches and brought him tea and sandwiches to tide him over. We dealt with Leanne throughout the process and she was fantastic. And I have to mention Calum (really hope I’m spelling his name right!), bartender extraordinaire who went above and beyond on the weekend. Thank you guys for an amazing weekend. We had the time of our lives. Jenny & Conor xxx
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We got married the weekend of Storm Emma.. Kilshane made sure we had the perfect day! Amazing staff, friendly homely feel, delicious food and the most beautiful scenery. I would highly recommend Kilshane as a wedding venue. You will not be disappointed!
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Absolutely outstanding 3 day wedding held at Kilshane House. All the staff were incredibly professional whilst at the same time discreet enough to make you feel the house is your own. The food, setting, ambience, service and atmosphere that Kilshane House offers is exceptional and beyond all expectations.
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There aren't enough words out there to properly convey how amazing it was to celebrate our wedding in Kilshane House. From the second we went to see the beautiful house and grounds for ourselves I knew it was the perfect venue for us. Such a beautiful house so sympathetically restored and amended suitably to make it the perfect venue for a large group of people while still maintaining an intimate atmosphere. Jane and Finbar, the owners of the house, were extremely welcoming and our guests commented on how hospitable they were to each and every one of them. On the day of our wedding all the waiting and bar staff were so friendly and the service was impeccable. As for the food...wow!! That was one thing that was really important for use and they surely delivered!! Our co ordinator Ruth could not have been nicer and more helpful. She was always there to answer our questions and guide us every step of the way! If you're looking for that special intimate venue that will make you and your guests feel truly special then look no further. And whats great also is the accommodation is plentiful and good value which is something you don't find with alot of country house venues. I genuinely dont think we could have had a more perfect venue in our wildest dreams...thank you to everybody there for giving us the best weekend of our lives!!!! Siobhan and Eoin
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Our wedding in Kilshane last month was perfect - everything we could have hoped for. the food in Kilshane is amazing, the venue is absolutely beautiful, and the staff are fantastic, looking after everyone and making sure everything goes smoothly.
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Finally we get around to writing a review some 6 months after our wedding but better late than never I guess! We felt compelled to review Kilshane having had the most incredible wedding there. We often wondered whether wedding reviews are tainted by the fact that most people see things through rose tinted glasses, it being the happiest day of their lives and all. But contrary to that, given it is the most planned, detail driven and high investment day most of us go through I think it is easy to find even the tiniest of flaws. And the reality is Kilshane had practically none in truth. Quite simply I cant recommend it highly enough. We got married there the first weekend in March in unseasonably warm and dry weather which absolutely made a difference. We had a two day wedding across Friday and Saturday with family also staying on the Thursday night and all went perfectly from minute one. To start with the team there are incredibly helpful, knowledgable and responsive. We had looked at a lot of venues and never came across the same level of professionalism - and thats exactly what you want when you're considering a venue. Bar the obvious attractions of the grounds, house and reputation for good food, it was the staff, particularly Rachel, who made up our mind it was the venue for us. That same level of service extended through all stages of planning and obviously the weekend itself. Aside from professionalism the other crucial factor is trust. You deal with so many people planning your wedding and so often can feel like you're being taken for a ride on this, or ripped off for that. And though we bargained hard on different elements of our wedding with the team at Kilshane there was never a moment when the trust wavered. That, as much as anything else, contributed to the success of our wedding. Everything else is what you'll hear from anyone you ask about Kilshane - beautiful venue inside and out from the grounds to the drawing rooms, the famous conservatory, the downstairs lounge and the simple but classic main room, brilliant food, a great variety of on site accommodation, intimate feeling of being the only guests there - we heard it all and experienced it all ourselves. The only downside (to prove were not totally biased) was with our food on the day when a couple of guests were concerned their fish was slightly undercooked - though clearly it is a case of personal taste the staff were as obliging as you'd expect and replacements were brought out without a fuss. As for the rest of us, not a scrap was left on the plates despite the nerves surrounding the speeches and almost every guest remarked on the high standard of the food. In short, we believe you will do well to find many better venues in the country and if you have yet to decide on a venue, rest assured it wont be a wasted trip.

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