Civil Ceremonies Kilkenny

Your dream civil ceremony wedding awaits at Butler House and Garden,

As a wedding small wedding venue for civil ceremonies, we pride ourselves on offering a bespoke wedding experience - tailored just for you. Whether you are looking for a more intimate setting with just a handful of guests, or a grand celebration of up to 120 guests - your wish is our command.

With its large bow windows, our unique Ossory room offers stunning views of the Georgian Walled Garden and the iconic Kilkenny Castle. Butler house is not just a venue, but it offers a beautiful backdrop for your special day and those priceless wedding photographs.

Our rooms here at Butler House are adorned with artwork from the prestigious Basil Goulding Collection, and the house itself is steeped in history, as it is the former Dower House of Kilkenny Castle, and is located on the castle's original grounds.

How To Proceed With Your Civil Wedding Ceremony

Contact The Registrar of Civil Marriages: Your first step is to get in touch with the registrar. To do this, you can contact our dedicated events manager at 056 7722828, or alternatively email Here we can guide you step by step on civil registration and partnerships in Kilkenny.

Visit Butler House: Now it is time to visit the scenic gardens and elegant interiors that make Butler House the perfect venue for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships in Kilkenny City.

Our Offers: Once you are happy with the venue, you can then pick your civil marriage package, which we have meticulously designed to cater to your every need.

Celebrate Your Day: On the day of your marriage, our trained staff will be there to ensure everything runs as you wish. Now you can relax and enjoy your special day.

Call us at 056 7722828, or email to arrange a meeting with our events manager, who would love to talk to you about how we can help to create your perfect day at our civil ceremony venue here in the heart of Kilkenny! 

Civil Ceremonies Frequently Asked Questions

Is Butler House an Approved Venue For Civil Ceremonies?

Yes, we are an approved venue for hosting civil ceremonies in Kilkenny and are well-versed in the processes involved to make your special day as easy and stress-free as possible.

How Many Guests Can You Accommodate?

At Butler House, we can accommodate intimate ceremonies with as little as 4 guests, up to much larger celebrations for up to 120 guests.

How Can We Arrange a Venue Viewing?

You can easily arrange a viewing by either calling us at 056 7722828, or by simply emailing us at