Civil Wedding Ceremonies

Butler House has established itself as an exclusive & unique location for civil wedding ceremonies & wedding photography.

Civil Wedding Ceremonies & Blessings

Choose from 3 magnificent reception rooms, with plasterwork ceilings & large bow windows overlooking a Georgian walled garden & a backdrop of Kilkenny Castle. This historical & dignified house is an ideal venue for the solemnisation of civil marriage.

The house and gardens can also be used for photographs before and after the ceremony. 

If you wish to get married by civil ceremony at Butler House you should first contact the Registrar of Civil Marriages at The Civil Registration Office, Lacken, Dublin Road, Kilkenny or telephone 056 7784100 for information on how to proceed. Please note that there is no longer a requirement to live in the district where you want to get married.

Wedding Photography

Both the garden and interior are a photographers paradise. Exclusive use of the garden is guaranteed for each wedding party. This ensures that your photographer can choose the best locations on the day and can do so in a timely fashion, thus affording you more time to enjoy your special day. It also guarantees that the wonderful memories will be captured forever in a magnificent, unique and private setting.

Overnight Accommodation

Butler House has 12 special bedrooms and a very impressive Presidential Suite. This suite is a popular choice for brides prior to their wedding. It offers the ladies a vast amount of space to apply the finishing touches & is a private location for photographs beforehand. Its large bow windows overlook the garden and with a backdrop of Kilkenny Castle, it is a distinguished location. It is also a very popular choice for honeymooners!

Why not impress your guests travelling from afar by recommending Butler House for accommodation, not only will they be impressed with the large spacious bedrooms, but they also have exclusive and direct access to Kilkenny Castle park, via the garden and Castle Yard.

Champagne, Wine Receptions & Afternoon Tea can be provided to compliment your special day.

If you would like further information on Butler House or wish to view our facilities for the possibility of a civil ceremony please contact:

Gabrielle Hickey – Manager,
Butler House,
16 Patrick Street,
Kilkenny.

Telephone: 056 7765707
E-mail: ghickey@butler.ie

Or you can use our online contact form HERE