The hotel closed this week after the operators failed to reach agreement with a receiver from Grant Thornton.
However in a statement to Tipp FM today the receiver says they are in advanced discussions with potential operators and purchasers with a view to reopening the hotel as soon as possible.
It's understood over 40 weddings had been booked at the Aherlow House Hotel for the coming year with some couples having paid significant deposits.
Their plans were left in tatters this week following the announcement that the hotel in the Glen of Aherlow was closing with immediate effect.
It has been operated by Auburn Hotels (Aherlow) Ltd since 2011 who in a statement to Tipp FM said they had failed to reach an agreement with the receiver from Grant Thornton when it became clear the hotel was to be put up for sale on the open market.
While some of the bookings for this weekend have been taken over by other hotels in County Tipperary many couples are now left trying to find an alternative venue to hold their wedding reception.
Jimmy Barry – whose daughter is getting married in July – has criticised the lack of communication from those operating the hotel.
In a statement to Tipp FM today receiver Grant Thornton say they are in advanced discussions with potential operators and purchasers with a view to reopening the hotel as soon as possible.
It is envisaged that the new operator will be in touch with those who had booked weddings in due course and in the interim those dates will be held.
Grant Thornton have asked the previous operators to contact customers that had booked weddings with the hotel so that Auburn Hotels (Aherlow) can refund any deposits to those customers.
It is also hoped that the new operator will re-employ all staff formerly employed at the hotel.
The closure of Aherlow House Hotel leaves the scenic Glen of Aherlow without a hotel as the nearby Glen Hotel has been closed for a number of years.
Local Independent County Councillor says this latest development is yet another body blow to West Tipperary.