Testimonials

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
We had our wedding in The Village Barn on 14/09/19 and we couldn't thank David, Amy and all the team there enough for making our day so amazing! All our guests were raving about what an absolute hidden gem of a venue the Barn is and about the delicious food... it was as plentiful as it was tasty! Everything went smoothly from the ceremony to the drinks reception to the dinner and the staff were very accommodating in letting us customise the whole day to our liking. We were so lucky that the sun was shining all afternoon which allowed our guests to enjoy their canapes while sitting out in the stunning garden area. If you're considering The Village Barn we would highly recommend it for your wedding venue, we're so glad we chose it! - Johanna (Via Facebook), September 2019
Huge thanks to David and Amy and all staff. We had such a great day there saturday. Venue 100%, food 100%+, staff 100%. Twas like having a wedding at home they were so great. Can't thank them enough. - Pat (via Facebook), August 2019
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
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

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