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Culinary Delights of Cahernane: A Gourmet Wedding Experience

There are few things more important at an Irish wedding than the food. Treating your guest and yourselves to a custom-chosen, high-quality meal will add another layer of luxury to your big day. Your guests might not remember your first dance song, how they got there or the colour of your bridesmaid’s dresses but they will always remember the confit Kerry lamb or the freshly caught Kenmare salmon you treated them to on your big day. Taste brings back great memories so make sure your guest are treated to the highest quality food and drink for your wedding in Killarney.

Weddings at Cahernane

Cahernane House Hotel can be your best-kept secret for your special day, dazzling your wedding guests with the magnificent backdrop, excellent service and magnificent décor throughout. Cahernane House Hotel offers exclusive wedding use allowing couples and their guests to privately hire the manor house and ground for use all day in privacy. The manor house hotel has a choice of stunning reception rooms including the Herbert Restaurant. The venue is approved to host civil ceremonies and blessings with a selection of ceremony locations on-site, including the conservatory with its panoramic views The Library Room or Drawing Room in our Manor House. Our hospitality is second to none and nothing is too much to ask of our team.

Dining at Cahernane House Hotel

Dining at Cahernane is always an excellent experience but when it comes to weddings, we really pull out all of the stops. The hotel serves award-winning cuisine using locally sourced produce, customised to your taste. Cahernane House Hotel proudly holds two AA Rosettes for its excellence in cuisine. From welcome drinks to breakfast before you depart, Cahernane are proud of our dining experience and pride ourselves on quality and provenance.

Your wedding dining options at Cahernane House Hotel

Start your wedding with a drinks reception with a little extra luxury. We include tea, coffee, herbal teas, and homemade Cahernane cookies with our compliments. Enhance your reception with mulled wine, a selection of beer, wine and spirits, Irish Whiskey tastings, champagne and Crème de Cassis, a variety of juices, a gin & tonic reception and house cocktails made to order.  Your reception can also include a selection of buffet-style sweet treats which include homemade scones with jam, cream and lemon curd, cookies & biscuits, chocolate strawberries and fresh fruit platters.


Our canape menu includes goat cheese, beetroot and basil Crostini, smoked chicken and wholegrain mustard bouche, lamb confit bonbon & dill creme fraiche, duck liver parfait, bitter cocoa brioche and other options customised to your taste.

Dinner is always the main event here, heightened by a wonderful atmosphere and great company. Our pricing is based on a four-course set menu. The menu includes a choice of main course, with complimentary Tea or Coffee. Cormac Vesey, our Head Chef has created a selection of dishes and we’re happy to help you pair courses and wines if requested.


Starter options include Organic Confit Pork Rilette, Corn Fed Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine, Goats Cheese Terrine, Confit Kerry Lamb, Sweet Pea Pannacotta & lemon Scented Crab and Kenmare Smoked Salmon.

Your guest can enjoy a luxurious middle course to cleanse their palates. Middle Course options include Roast Plum Tomato and Red Pepper Soup, Lightly Spiced Parsnip Soup, White Onion & Thyme Velouté, Butternut Squash soup and more. Sorbet options include Lemon Sorbet with Gin & Tonic Granite, Tomato & Basil Sorbet, Green Apple Sorbet, Raspberry Sorbet Blackcurrant Sorbet or Lemongrass & Yoghurt Sorbet. We also offer salad options.

Main Course options include a Fillet of Irish Hereford Beef, Duo of Kerry Lamb, Vegetable Wellington, Pan Seared Pheasant, Slow Cider Infused Pork Belly, Butter-Basted Corn-Fed Chicken Supreme, and more. All Main Courses are served with potatoes and seasonal roasted vegetables.

Dessert may be the highlight of your meal with a selection of house-prepared dishes, beautifully presented. Choose between Orange and Grand Marnier cheesecake, a classic Lemon Tart, Chocolate Opera, Apple Tart Tatin, Warm Apricot Frangipane Tartlet, Passionfruit & Mango Sorbet and more.

After a couple of drinks and plenty of dancing, enjoy a midnight snack which includes Chicken Goujons, Beef & Cheddar Sliders, Mozzarella Sticks, Bacon Butties, Spiced Chicken Skewers or a selection of Closed Sandwiches

We have Vegan and vegetarian options available upon request at no extra charge. Children have their own menus to choose from with something to please even the fussiest eaters.

If you have a particular requirement, we would be delighted to work with your own suggestions to make your day unique and personal to you. We’d be happy to show you around so you can imagine yourself celebrating the most special day of your life with us. Call us to make an appointment for a wedding show around you’ll never forget.

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