As a very frequent visitor to Kilkenny & Carlow to video weddings one is spoiled for choice in and around Kilkenny city for photograph and video shoot locations, one that I love is filming a wedding video in Butler House Kilkenny . The superb location of Butler House in the center of historic Kilkenny City . Through the front door you will be surprised to find the internationally renowned Butler House Walled Garden. This charming Georgian garden was restored to its former glory in 1999 and boosts its own private entrance to the Castle yard and Kilkenny Castle. This is another unique feature of this wonderful house, and again what a locan for your wedding photographs and wedding video.
Next has to be Kilkenny Castle, I was the first wedding videographer to film a wedding in the round tower in this great castle some years ago, the grounds are spectacular both in summer and winter, so well worth a visit for your wedding day. read a little about it …one of the most instantly recognised buildings in Ireland, Kilkenny Castle has been an important site since Strongbow constructed the first castle, probably a wooden structure, in the 12th century.William the Earl Marshall built the first stone castle on the site, which was completed in 1213. This was a square-shaped castle with towers at each corner; three of these original four towers survive to this day The Butler family bought the Castle in 1391 and lived there until 1935. They were Earls, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde and lived in the castle for over five hundred years. They were a remarkable family, resilient, politically astute and faithful to the crown and to Ireland as dictated by the politics of the times. These loyalties determined their fortunes and career, and so too the fortunes of their seat.
But even if you don’t want to go to these locations for your photos , all of the hotels in and around Kilkenny and Tipperary have now fantastic gardens and rooms available with the likes of Lyrath Estate Hotel. Lady Charlotte’s historic gardens and the rolling hills, tranquil lakes and unspoiled views of the estate. Allow your photographer and Videographer to explore every vantage point to capture those unforgettable moments. Lyrath Estate is the perfect venue for a uniquely memorable wedding day. More to come soon ……….
Wedding video shoot | Kilkenny