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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
If I could give David, Aoife and all the team at the barn ten stars, I would! Our wedding day here was perfect. The barn is truly a fabulous venue, run by a seriously professional team who are also just extremely nice people (and patient...very patient!). Many thanks again from both our families for what really was the best day of our lives. - Rosemary (Via Facebook), August 2018
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
Had our wedding here last month couldn't of been happier. David and Amy were amazing so accommodating to our needs and relax so helped us relax. Food was fantastic and everyone enjoy it. Amazing special intimate venue for a wedding. - Andrea (Via Facebook)
We had a family get together (140 people) here yesterday. The ambiance of the location is great - a lovely large light filled room opening out to greenery on all sides. The menu delicious. The children's menu was well chosen. Service was excellent - friendly and informal but professional and efficient. We had a very enjoyable (and affordable) time. Thank you you all so much. - Mairead B
We got married here in October and it was absolutely fantastic. It could not have went better. David and Amy and all of the staff including Tommy and the other boys in the bar were really helpful. They made sure everything was on track during the lead up to the day and went out of their way to make sure that we didn’t get stressed about anything. The venue was perfect on the day with everything set up by the team, they were very attentive yet unobtrusive throughout the whole event. The food was also amazing!We would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of having their special day here, they really did go above and beyond. Thanks so much to you all. - Kev & Sim
Guys, we can't honestly ever thank you enough for everything you did for us on Saturday and before. It was genuinely the happiest day of our lives. Our guests are still chatting about the food (all.the.food!!) the drinks reception, the staff, the venue and the atmosphere. We are beyond delighted with how our day went and no words will ever express our gratitude and love for David Aoife, Peter, Paddy, Enda, Tommy, Catherine, Leona and all the other wonderful staff who made our day as incredible as it was. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. - Zoe (Via Facebook), April 2019
I would highly recommend Willie's and the Barn for any occasion. My sister Kate's wedding was amazing!! This place is so beautiful. David and the staff could not have done enough for everyone to make the day so special. They went over and beyond, were so friendly. Thank you for making Kate and Marks day so fantastic. - Emer (via Facebook), July 2019
I attended a wedding here yesterday and what an amazing place! Fantastic surroundings and great staff! - Linda (Via Facebook), October 2017
Thank you very much David, Amy and the rest of the team! Was a wonderful day!! All of you do an excellent job - very professional and you are really nice people. Thank you for taking care of us so much! Both our families really enjoyed the day and our friends. The barn is so beautiful! I really would choose this place again!! Really was the best day of our lives. - Tim & María