Kilshane House, just outside Tipperary town near the small village of Bansha, is an absolutely stunning country house and, in my mind, the perfect wedding venue. I’ve photographed there a lot – more than any other venue in fact (and I’ve photographed at over 150 venues) and each time I find from a photographer’s perspective that it delivers.
It’s what I consider to be a “weather-proof” venue with options both inside and out for family photos and couple photos, with the added bonus of having some lovely spaces for guests to mingle in. You can have your ceremony on site in the beautiful conservatory, or in the orangerie which also hosts dinner and dancing later in the day. There’s also a walled garden, a lake, a long tree-lined driveway, wooded areas, a courtyard and lots of on-site accommodation.
I’ve photographed all sorts of weddings at Kilshane – those all on site including morning preparations for a bride and a groom, and those off site (often at nearby Bansha Church), with the reception at Kilshane.
The owners, Jane and Finbarr, do a fantastic job of making you feel like the place is yours for the time you’re there and I’ve also been lucky to stay there as a guest and a family member for a family wedding, so I can say that the experience for guests is just as good.
I have always enjoyed photographing there, and always look forward to getting back.
Here are some photos of the places and spaces around the venue to give you a feel for what it’s like, and how it photographs.
If you’re getting married at Kilshane and looking for a photographer who loves working there and knows the lay of the land, do get in touch (I’m on their recommended suppliers list too).