We held our wedding reception in June 2012 in the Lyrath Estate Hotel. This is a fantastic venue and has the benefit of being an old house for a drinks reception and more modern conference centre for the main reception. The old house has been beautifully restored. The main reception room was built as a conference centre - so with some touches in terms of draping the room and bringing the mobile bar into the main reception room, we were really delighted with it.
The drinks and canapes reception in the old house was really class. In terms of the canapes that we had upon arrival, these were delicious - the mini burgers went down a treat with my friends. Also, we bought in our own champagne (of which the corkage was steep) and was a really wonderful reception for our guests. The service staff were magnificent and indeed all our guests commented that the drinks were regularly topped up.
Our wedding reception meal was absolutely fantastic. We did a starter choice of which one was scallops and it was truly impressive that the hotel could provide such top class cooking to such a large number of people. The quality of the ingredients used is excellent and the fillet steak was so tender. Also portion size is excellent - this is not food decorating a plate but good sized portions. What was truly impressive re dinner is the service - it was also so quickly turned around course after course!
For the night time we did the thai buffet which is prepared by the chefs from the Thai restaurant, Yindees in the hotel. This food was amazing and freshly cooked at the reception based on each individual guest request with guests receiving their own thai freshly cooked food.
You get the jist.......the food here is absolutely excellent and worth every penny. As I said before corkage is expensive for the wine and champagne that we bought in.
In terms of service, all the staff that we met and engaged with through the whole planning of the wedding were fantastic, really helpful and professional and at all times we were confident in their ability to deliver. The events team (Dervla & Gillian) work with you and document everything right up to the big day and are so responsive in terms of reverting on questions/queries/changes etc and really organised. The banqueting managers and staff including Ian and Devon who looked after us so well on the day are brilliant. There is no skimping on staff here and lots of waiting staff for drinks and food.
Overall we had a fantastic day..............the venue, staff, food was truly wonderful. Our guests really enjoyed the wedding and were so impressed with the hotel itself, the food and the service. One minor point - it would have been nice if the lawn just outside the conservatory had been mowed as it was a little long after all the rain earlier in the week.
Well done to all the team in the Lyrath!! Thank you for making our wedding day so special - fond memories for a lifetime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate Hotel is only 5 minutes from Kilkenny City. It offers luxurious air-conditioned rooms, an award winning spa, an outdoor infinity pool, and a selection of bars and restaurants. Guests can enjoy a peaceful night's sleep at Lyrath Estate Hotel as rooms are soundproofed with each having beautiful views overlooking the estate with not a car in sight. Each guest bedroom includes complimentary Wi-Fi and a 43 inch flat screen television. The Oasis Health Club boasts a gym, steam room, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The Oasis Spa offers a thermal suite, sauna and steam room with a range of indulgent treatments, with advance booking recommended. Contemporary Irish cuisine is on the menu at La Perla restaurant using the finest local ingredients. Tupper's is a traditional Irish bar located at the heart of the hotel where you can enjoy a quiet drink & delicious bar food. Yindee's serves authentic oriental food whilst there is a range of beverages available at the sophisticated X Bar. ... more less
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