We cannot recommend the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel enough. We decided to hold our wedding reception there in October this year and although we were really looking forward to the day, it was also a very daunting prospect trying to visualise how the day would go. We were overwhelmed with all that we thought we had to organise. We needn’t have worried! From our very first meeting with our Wedding co-ordinator right up to the last meeting which was a couple of weeks prior to the wedding, we had to do very little. All our questions were answered in a very swift and professional manner and there was never a problem approaching any of the team for advice.
We were so delighted that the staff knew how we would like the day to run and felt very comfortable leaving the plans to them so that we could focus on the other details for the wedding day. When we attended the hotel for the tasting menu, we got a glimpse of what our guests would be able to enjoy and the food and service that night were second to none.
The Wedding Day arrived! We were greeted at the hotel and welcomed onto a red carpet by the General Manager and the Operations Manager who co-ordinated the day for us. We were handed champagne and strawberries and joined our guests in the bar. While we were getting our pictures taken, a pianist in the hotel lobby entertained our guests who were served beautiful canapés, cake, mulled wine and the highlight which was a chocolate fountain! We had the most fantastic day, even better than we had hoped.
It has been remarked by many of our guests that we were the most relaxed bride and groom ever and this was because all we had to do on the day was enjoy ourselves and the management and staff took care of the rest. We wanted the speeches before the meal and for the meal to be served in a timely manner so that we could really enjoy mingling with our guests. Sinead, the Operations manager was our contact who looked after the staff on the day and co-ordinated our speeches and meal. She is a credit to the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel as she appeared at the right times to let us know what was happening next and ensured that the day went exactly how we had requested.
Now that we are back from honeymoon, the main topic of conversation from all our guests is the wonderful food (it has to be tasted to be believed) and the service provided by all the staff of the hotel (and not my dress!) We have received the most wonderful compliments about the hotel and we know that we made the best decision when deciding to hold our wedding there. The accommodation was also beautiful with special touches not only in the bridal suite but also in our guests rooms. We would recommend the hotel in a heartbeat.
The motto of the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is ‘Anticipating your needs and aspiring to exceed them’. Without doubt, the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel exceeded every single one of our needs and went over and above what we had expected of them.
Deirdre and Ger O'Sullivan
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- In heart of Kilkenny; stands proudly in the shadows of Kilkenny Castle; beautiful rooms designed/decorated to the highest standard. ... more less
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