The Village Barn - Wedding and Event Venue

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range?
Prices range from €70-€90, with teens priced at approximately 2/3 of the price and children charged at 1/3 of the price.

What does the rental fee include?
Our current rental fee ranges from €800 to €2,000. This includes exclusive use of the venue and the grounds on the day of your wedding. Should you wish to have access the day before, please state at time of booking as this will alter the price.

What kind of deposit is required?
We will require a non-refundable deposit of €1,000 to secure the date. A further €1,000 will be required a year in advance and this is also non-refundable. 50% of the remaining bill will be due the week before the wedding with the balance payable on departure.

What is the typical schedule for the day?
We suggest:
12 Noon - Guests begin to arrive and grab a quick drink in Willies Bar.
1.00 pm - Ceremony
2.00 pm - Drinks & Canapés served in The Orangery
4.45 pm - Call for Meal
5.00 pm - Dinner Begins
7.00 pm - Speeches
7.30 pm – Rest and Digest or take a stroll around the gardens.
9.00 pm - First Dance
11.00 pm – Night Bites
Closing Times dependent on night of the week.

Are other events scheduled on the day?
No. The site is exclusively yours while you are there. Our pub Willie’s, is open to the public, but that is separate to The Barn.

How many can you cater for?
We can comfortably cater for up to 180 of your nearest and dearest.

When are final numbers required?
We require final numbers one week in advance and this will be the figure the invoice is based on.

When are menu choices and dietary requirements needed?
Again, all menu choices are selected one week in advance and we ask that you provide a list of any dietary requirements at this time also.

Are favours allowed?
We allow gifts and edible favours to be given out. However, if they are alcoholic (maximum 50ml) we charge a charity fee of €2 per person, which will be donated to our charity partners Team in Mullingar who will issue a receipt to you.

How many people can sit at each table?
The tables can hold between 6 and 10 people.

Who is responsible for putting up and taking down decorations / flowers?
While the couple may add their own decorations, we feel that given the natural character and charm of the buildings and grounds, little additional décor is needed. Flowers may be added in both the Sanctuary and the Barn, however if you do not plan to bring your own table centre piece, we will add a simple potted plant. Glitter, sprinkles and confetti are not permitted. It is required that nothing is stuck to walls or any paintwork on the premises. It is also the couple’s responsibility to remove the decorations the following day.

Do you have a courtesy van?
Yes, the courtesy van is generally available, please check when booking. Our courtesy van runs from 10pm until an hour after closing time. If you have numbers above 70, we suggest you organise a bus to pick them up at closing time as taxi’s can be difficult to get and hence will save your guests waiting to get home.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?
No. Only alcohol that has been purchased on-site can be consumed on the premises.

Do you have credit card facilities?
Of-course!

What overnight accommodation do you provide?
Please click here to view accommodation options. For any enquiries contact Verena on 083 075 7433 or email .

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the venue can be accessed by wheelchair.

Can we have our ceremony outside?
Yes, this is possible. However, we do not have any chairs or a PA system for this so that would be something you’d have to book separately. 

Other Useful Details

Wedding cake
Your wedding cake can be dropped to the venue the evening before the wedding by appointment, or any time on the day of the wedding. We suggest displaying and serving the cake in The Orangery in The afternoon. We do not charge any additional fee for cutting the cake and have a selection of wooden discs to display the cake on.

PA Systems
Both the Sanctuary and the Barn are fitted with PA systems for background music and microphones for speeches.

Decorations
While we do not provide a decorating service, we have collected various decorations over the years which are on site or our use, these include:
- Lanterns at the end of the pews in the sanctuary
- Various stands and wooden logs for displaying your wedding cake
- A wooden pallet for your table plan
- Battery operated candles, wooden discs and table numbers for each table in the main barn
We also have various glass jars and bottles which can be used to hold flowers along with small silver and gold buckets which are suitable for potted plants, both of which can be used as centre pieces for the tables.