Una and JD

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny Wedding

The Perfect Summer Wedding at Newpark Hotel

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, the Newpark Hotel has become a popular choice for couples seeking the perfect wedding venue. With its proximity to the city and the ability to accommodate both intimate and large-scale weddings, it is an ideal location for couples to celebrate their love.

Additionally, the hotel offers the option to hold wedding ceremonies on-site, allowing for a seamless transition from the exchange of vows to the reception festivities.

The Newpark Hotel boasts a range of banqueting suites, each featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant chandeliers, and exquisite floral candelabras on every table. The versatile spaces cater to various guest capacities, with the Dunmore Suite accommodating up to 160 guests and the Glendine Suite hosting up to 130 guests for the main wedding meal. For larger celebrations between 160 and 320 guests, both suites can be combined to provide a more expansive setting.

Couple embracing outside Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny

Guests can enjoy the comfort and privacy of designated bar areas within each banqueting suite, as well as a private garden at the end of the ballroom, reserved exclusively for the wedding party on the night of the event.

Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph the wedding of Una and JD at the Newpark Hotel. The morning preparations took place at the hotel for Una, while JD began his day at his mother’s home, stopping by Kyteler’s Inn for a pre-wedding pint with friends.

The couple exchanged their vows in a beautiful ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral, after which they were greeted by their guests with a reception of chilled fruit punch, gourmet canapés, and ice cream on the terrace.

Bride and Groom on the alter at St Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny city

Una and JD make their vows at the stunning St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny city

From a photographer’s perspective, Newpark Hotel offers a plethora of captivating spaces, both indoors and outdoors, including a romantic swing tucked away in a hidden corner. As a Kilkenny native, I couldn’t resist incorporating a touch of the city into the couple’s wedding photos as well.

Newpark Hotel’s attention to detail and commitment to providing a personalized experience was evident in Una and JD’s celebration, from the customized menus for each guest to the exclusive use of the private bar and garden terrace for the wedding party. For couples seeking a stunning and versatile venue for their special day, Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny is undoubtedly worth considering.

Creative Team

Videography Dreamcatcher Productions
Flowers Lamber De Bie Flowers
Make Up Yvonne Maher Make Up
Hairstylist Marie Hickey Hair


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With thanks to Dreamcatcher Films

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