The Lyrath Estate Wedding of Lorraine and Padraig was very beautiful and their story is incredible. Both are absolutely the nicest people and they had the most amazing wedding at the Lyrath Estate.

“Christmas Fairyland Wedding”

was a title given in the Evoke article that was published.

Lyrath Estate Wedding, Kilkenny

If there was an award for the most emotion and love seen at a wedding, then Lorraine and Padraig’s winter wedding at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny would definitely be on the shortlist to win the prize. This was such a beautiful day, so full of love, laughter and happy tears. For a documentary wedding photographer like myself, who lives for capturing genuine heartfelt moments. This wedding was an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

Lorraine and Padraig are such a brilliant couple and couldn’t have made me feel more welcome. Add to that the Lyrath Estate, a really beautiful wedding venue in Kilkenny. Amazing winter crisp weather (it was one of those crisp winter days with blue skies and the sun shining). This was a wedding that really did have everything – including super cute flower girls!

Thank you so much to you both for asking me to be your wedding photographer. It has been so nice getting to know you both and I wish you both a very long and happy marriage together. Which I know it will be.

Lorraine and Padraig’s love story blossomed at the Galway Races in 2016, a chance encounter at the popular summer races in the west of Ireland bringing them together.

They were dating just three years when Padraig popped the question, the romantic backdrop of the Amalfi coast forever more a special place in the story of their lives.

The trip was a surprise present for Lorraine’s 30th birthday and little did she know there was something a little extra – and sparkly! – patiently waiting for her upon landing in Italy.

Here are just a few of my favourite shots from your amazing winter wedding day.

The Wedding Venue (Manor House)

Lyrath Estate Country House was the choice for the wedding venue for the bride and groom. Long ago, Lorraine was dreaming to have their wedding happen at this Venue as it has its magnificence and charm that some venues might be missing. A perfect wedding venue with beautiful grounds and gorgeous sunsets.

The venue capacity is up to 250 guests and the reviews are great from past wedding couples

Morning Preparations

Gorgeous Riki Dalal designer wedding dress and wedding details, and accessories. LouBoutin wedding shoes and amazing accessories.

The Ceremony

Bride and Groom Portraits

The grounds of the venue are perfect for portraits and we could take so many photos here. The possibilities were endless but we picked this location for portraits and at the Old house, by the river.

Tip for Winter Weddings: at winter weddings the sun sets quite early, so we had to be quick before it got too dark.

Group, Bridal party Photos

Wedding Reception

Sparklers and First Dance

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Lyrath Estate Wedding Venue
Band: All Talk Wedding Band
Photographer: Arthur Zukayev Wedding Photographer
Invitation Designer Website Kilkenny Design and Graphics LTD
Dress Designer: Riki Dalal bought at De Stafford Ireland Bridal Shop
Videographer: Robin Wallace Video
Makeup Artist/ MUA: Kate McCormack Makeup
Hair Stylist: Aisling Pollard Hair

Wedding Venue Details

Official Website:
Phone Number: +353 56776 0088
Address: Lyrath Estate, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny R95 F685, Ireland

Lyrath Estate is a stunning wedding venue located in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, set amidst 170 acres of mature parkland, woods, and lakes. The estate boasts a rich history dating back to the 16th century and has been restored to its former glory, offering a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication.

As a wedding venue, Lyrath Estate has it all. The venue is a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony with its rolling lawns, beautiful gardens, and picturesque lake, while the elegant indoor spaces are perfect for more formal affairs. The estate offers several ceremony and reception locations, including the beautiful conservatory, elegant ballroom, and stunning outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens.

The conservatory is a breathtaking space that features floor-to-ceiling windows, a glass roof, and a beautiful garden backdrop. The room is flooded with natural light, making it the perfect location for a daytime wedding. The conservatory can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated reception, making it ideal for medium-sized weddings.

For larger weddings, the estate’s elegant ballroom is a perfect choice. The room can accommodate up to 400 guests and features a beautiful crystal chandelier, high ceilings, and beautiful decor. The ballroom also has a private bar and dance floor, making it the perfect location for an unforgettable evening reception.

For couples who love the outdoors, the estate’s beautiful terrace is the perfect location for an alfresco reception. The terrace overlooks the estate’s beautiful gardens and lake, providing a stunning backdrop for a summer wedding. The terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated reception. The estate’s experienced team can help you create a beautiful outdoor setting that reflects your unique style and personality.

Lyrath Estate also offers a range of luxurious accommodation options for wedding guests. The estate features 139 bedrooms and suites, each of which is elegantly furnished and equipped with all the modern amenities you need to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. The estate also has a luxury spa, wellness centre, and a range of dining options, including the award-winning Yew Restaurant, making it the perfect location for a wedding weekend getaway.

If you’re planning a wedding at Lyrath Estate, the estate’s experienced wedding team is on hand to help you create your dream wedding. The team has years of experience planning weddings of all sizes and styles and can help you with everything from choosing the perfect ceremony and reception locations to selecting the menu, music, and decor that will make your day truly unforgettable.

In conclusion, Lyrath Estate is a magical wedding venue that perfectly blends historic charm, natural beauty, and modern luxury. With its beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, luxurious accommodation, and exceptional service, it’s no wonder that Lyrath Estate is one of Ireland’s most sought-after wedding venues. If you’re looking for a wedding venue that will exceed your expectations and provide you with memories to last a lifetime, then Lyrath Estate is a perfect choice.



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