Mount Juliet Estate

Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Relaxed, luxurious and beautiful, Mount Juliet Estate is a gorgeous Georgian house set in a wonderfully picturesque -acre country estate.This is where memorable weddings happen – weddings full of style, fun and magical moments – with a variety of exceptional spaces for celebrations of different sizes but all taken care of in the thoughtful Mount Juliet way.Bring your own love story to a place rich with stories and laid-back luxury, and enjoy an experience where every guest is looked after and every tiny detail is minded as if you are one of the family.Wedding and civil ceremony options include the pretty, light-filled Lady Helen Dining Room in the Manor House at Mount Juliet Estate, perfect for wedding parties of up to guests. Overlooked by a charming portrait of the original Lady Helen McCalmont, a previous owner of The Estate (and by all accounts a superb hostess!), these high-ceilinged rooms with their sweeping river views and graceful plasterwork details make a suitably stylish backdrop to a sophisticated country house wedding.The splendid, newly redesigned Stables in Hunter’s Yard is a classic and atmospheric new ballroom with a handsome terrace, a delightful setting for a larger wedding of up to guests.Just a few minutes' walk from the manor house, at Hunter’s Yard is a fresh take on Mount Juliet Estate rich heritage, and a natural extension of the estate’s genuine and memorable hospitality. There are intriguing nooks and corners too, both throughout the main house, in Hunter’s Yard and dotted through the substantial grounds – fabulous family portraits and historical images, ornate architectural details, fine specimen trees, hundreds of years old, carpets of anemones or bluebells, depending on the season, magical stone bridges or tumbling waterfalls – all of which provide a touch of sparkle to any wedding photos. minutes from Kilkenny and just over an hour from Dublin, Mount Juliet Estate is a unique destination steeped in history with breath-taking views. Sitting majestically on the banks of the River Nore, the -year old manor house overlooks everything the estate has to offer, from Championship golf on the Jack Nicklaus signature designed course to private fishing on the river, world-class equestrian activities and meandering walks.Polished, cosy, elegant, a wedding at Mount Juliet Estate is Irish country house living at its very best.
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8 reviews
Quality of service
Sarah Roche
Married on 17th Dec 2021
We had the absolute best day and all of our guests were blown away by the hotel! Some said it was like fairytale wedding! They staff couldn't do enough for us and made us feel like royalty for the day!
Added 5th Jul 2022
Vanessa Higgins
Married on 31st Jul 2021
We planned our wedding during the pandemic and found it difficult to tie down details as MJE had a high turnover of staff including our wedding planner in itself. There was evidence that communication between the event management team and the operations team was lacking as agreements made were not in place on the day. While we respect the position MJE found themselves in, as did many other hospitality companies, it did result in a less than satisfactory day. We also felt that as the Irish Open had been held 3wks prior that energy and attention was reserved for that and our event naturally suffered. Guests did not receive the rooms that had been agreed, areas of the reception that had been promised were not made available. Despite the forecast for rain an indoor area had not been fully prepped as a contingency (which we had to use halfway through and could not seat all our guests). There was no umbrella made available for the bride, so I got soaked when it did start raining. When I came down from my room ready to go to the ceremony there was no one there to meet me and I was left, in full get up to go find someone to tell me where to go to get my vehicle across to the gardens. The reception was meant to be an open bar, but guests paid for their drinks. There were key members of staff who did go above and beyond their own roles to salvage our day and we were very grateful and made our gratitude clear - these members of staff carried the estate. The food from the kitchens was beautiful and our day 2 bbq was second to none and did redeem the day prior. While the detail was not what I was looking for, again, I respect that MJE did find themselves in a difficult position with staff post lockdown and did give that feedback prior to our check out. I have every hope that their situation has improved in the 12months since. All that being said, our guests did really enjoy themselves and had huge compliments for the rooms and the quality of food.
Added 11th Jul 2022
John and Laura
Married on 12th Jul 2019
We loved our wedding day, and Mount Juliet were excellent to us. We had lots of specialist requests, and they were all adhered to. The quality of service was excellent, and the food was particularly great, and the chef demonstrated great flexibility and was very down to earth. We had our reception in the Manor House, which came with a requirement to book all of the rooms in the house. An exclusivity fee was offered to us for a few thousand euro, but this wasn't required. The need to book all the rooms required alot of work for us behind the scenes in order to ensure the rooms were used. Our guests had a great day, and the feedback we have is very positive. We look forward to our return stay.
Added 8th Sep 2019
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Lynn Sheridan
Married on 5th Oct 2018
We had our wedding last weekend in Mount Juliet. From start to finish everything ran so smoothly. Angela the wedding co-ordinater is amazing. Nothing was ever a problem and she was always available to answer any questions or offer her professional opinion. We had a day to remember with thanks to Angela and the staff in Mount Juliet.
Added 10th Oct 2018
Kay Buckley
Married on 2nd Jun 2018
Venue beautiful, found staff very helpful, had a few issues coming up to wedding as wedding coordinator changed a number of times so had to keep updating new person with information that had already been given, other than that really enjoyed the day and would recommend venue.
Added 18th Nov 2018
Tracy Ryan
Married on 30th Dec 2015
We got married on the 30th of December and it was so magical. The staff cannot do enough for you and the food was amazing! Alma the wedding coordinator was fantastic and was always at end to make sure we were happy with everything. Stunning venue and we already got a preview of our photographs and they are amazing!
Added 26th Jan 2016
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We had our wedding at Mount Juliet on July 14, 2013. There are no words to describe how fabulous everything went! Lil is an amazing coordinator, anything we asked for was taken care of and she always made sure to verify any little details that came up along the way to ensure that the day was exactly as we wanted it to be. The food was so incredible!!!! we have received endless compliments! The house and the grounds were so beautiful. All of our guests told us how much they loved the rooms they stayed in. The entire staff is so helpful and serving, anything and everything we needed was efficiently taken care of. I could go on and on, definitely would recommend it to anyone!!!! Can't wait to go back for our one year anniversary! :)
Added 19th Jul 2013
We had our wedding reception in Mount Juliet at the end of May and it was fabulous! Lil and Xavier go above and beyond with their service. It is one of the most beautiful estates in Ireland looking down over the Nore and the Kilkenny countryside. The old house is a beautiful setting for the drinks reception. We had our main reception in Kendal's. The food was amazing- the first full meal I had eaten in weeks!! Many of our guests commented to us on the staff as they were so welcoming and accommodating. There were so many locations for fabulous photos too. We stayed in Mount Juliet the night before and had dinner for 20 family and friends in the Lady Helen restaurant and the food there was out of this world. The bridal suite is so beautiful too. I cannot recommend Mount Juliet enough. Thank you for our marvellous wedding day!
Added 3rd Aug 2012
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