Venue Hire

Magnificent rooms, charming courtyards and stunning gardens tell a story over 400 years old, providing the perfect setting to your special event.

Since 2015 Rothe House and Garden has been a venue for civil partnership ceremonies, weddings, conferences and meetings. For enquiries please email

Rothe House & Garden Venue Hire

The Ground Floor Tudor Kitchen

Located on the ground floor of the third house, this room was originally a kitchen, as indicated by the impressive fireplace! This room is easily accessible and provides a charming location in what was the heart and hearth of the Rothe’s home. Archaeological objects from the Society’s collections are also on display (max capacity 70pp)

McDonagh Room

For smaller functiions, launches, charity events or gathering we also have the McDonagh Room. Located on the ground floor of the second house (built 1604) the McDonagh Room, named after the revolutionary leader Thomas McDonagh and until recently the home of the Kilkenny branch of the Gaelic League is also availible. This room has a max capacity of 40 people.

Wedding Photography

The property is available for weddings and wedding photography. We are happy to work with you to create the perfect experience and encourage you to contact us at