The Village Barn - Wedding and Event Venue

Testimonials

We are pleased to share a selection of genuine comments from past guests.

If you would like to share your experience with us, please drop us a line to david@davidsmythcatering.com.

Thank you.

Myself and Tomás celebrated our wedding here on 11th August and now that we're mostly back to normality, I can say that we pretty much have separation anxiety from not working with David and Aoife anymore. This was the first and only venue we went to see and knew straight away from seeing the place and meeting the staff that we would get married here. We had such a fun and relaxed wedding, there were loads of compliments from our family and friends about the food and the atmosphere. We were delighted with how everything went and we'll go out of our way to come back to Willies bar for a glass of Guinness! Thanks again guys! - Caroline & Tomás, August 2018
We said "I Do" here last week, and it was the most relaxed ceremony in the most perfect location. David has to be the most patient man in Tyrrellspass putting up with me but he is a gentleman - and Amy is a lady making me so relaxed as well. Couldn't have had a better day. Thank you so much for everything. - Natasha
We had our wedding here on 03/08/19. It was amazing! We couldn't have asked for anything more of David and Rachel. It was honestly such a great day and our friends and family are still telling us how much they loved the venue, food, music, staff and atmosphere. Thank you all again guys for making our day so so special. - Sile (via Facebook, August 2019
A perfect day for Maggie and Rachael's beautiful wedding on Thursday. The place is stunning, so relaxed...and safe for little kids. The staff were so lovely and on hand for anything you wanted. They were very good to kids too...would love the day all over again...plus the complementary taxi home. - Yvonne (via Facebook), July 2019
No words could describe this venue. It's welcoming and safe for all - young and old. Staff are helpful and friendly and David was on hand throughout. My daughter recently celebrated her wedding and the care and attention we all received has to be applauded. It a precious gem waiting to be discovered. - Anne (via Facebook), July 2019
I am just home from a family wedding there. Certainly very different. The food and service were absolutely top class. Particularly the garlic potatoes and roast vegetables. The atmosphere and quirky setting were out of this world. I should also say that David and the staff were so professional and helpful. We had a great experience that we will remember for a long long time. - Enda L
We had our wedding weekend at Willie's and the Barn in July and it was truly unforgettable. We knew from the moment we looked around the beautiful venue (with all it's unusual and mismatch furniture!) and met Peter it was the perfect place for us to get married. The team who work there (including the amazing Aoife) gave us everything we wanted and more. The food by David Smyth Catering was just delicious. The bar staff really friendly and also good fun, which was needed with guests like ours! We can't stop talking about the wedding nearly two months on and just how perfect it all was - a massive part of that was down to Willie’s and the Barn and everyone who works there. Thank you all so SO much! We couldn’t recommend this place enough. - Cheryl (Via Facebook), September 2018
A day and night we will not forget. Myself and Annemarie would to thank David, Amy and all the team. David from the moment we met him was very professional and all about us. He answered all of our wants without delay. Every last one of guests loved the style and quirkiness of the barn.The food was amazing and plentiful.. (make sure to get the garlic potatoes.. Savage). David and his team went over and behond for us. Myself, Annemarie and our guests can not recommend this place highly enough. I hope we are back soon to someone else's special day. - Leeroy And Annemarie
The village is incredibly pretty and quaint and the pub, venue & accommodation absolutely beautiful. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and efficient. Made a really special and amazing wedding a really wonderful experience. - Dawn (via Facebook), August 2019
Marion and I were hunting for a non-traditional venue for our wedding in January 2019 and after extensive searching, Marion came across The Village Barn website. We had already (almost) decided on a country house in Kildare but thought we would contact The Village Barn about a viewing. David returned our email (and all subsequent mails) immediately. He explained they were going through a renovation but would be happy to show to us. We accepted and took the (50 min) journey down. Even though the extension works was in full swing (with building material everywhere) we could see straight away that this was the place for us and we confirmed a booking that night. The venue price, per-head cost, menu choices and availability of nearby hotel accommodation were all factors for us. But really the "shabby chique" style with mis-matched furniture and quirky decorations were what sold us - this is what we wanted to share with our guests. We attended a food & wine tasting in March with other couples and that only further confirmed that we had made the right choice as the food was spectacular (David, please keep your feta,pea and mint option on the menu!). Wines Direct were also in attendance with different upgrade options. We also booked out the nearby Cosy Cottage and Turf Shed. We had no further contact with David until closer to our date (there was no point - he had weddings all summer) and then he was very responsive when we asked questions. We did travel down one more time to figure out what kind of decorations we were going to put into the sanctuary for our ceremony. We had access to the entire property from noon the day before the ceremony and that allowed us to decorate both the sanctuary and dining area. The day of the wedding could not have gone smoother. All our guests were stunned with the venue. Amy (the floor manager) was very attentive to both Marion and me and made sure that even though we were being pushed from photo to photo and relative to relative that we got a drink and some canapes - she also did a spectacular job of decorating our "cheese tower". The band and DJ had easy access to the stage. We finished up at 2am (would love to have gone on longer) and David and staff made sure that everyone had a lift to their hotel and B&B. We could not have asked for a better day and are just thankful we found this venue before it becomes booked out years in advance! - Pete and Marion