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Barberstown Castle

Straffan, Co. Kildare
Capacity
280
Reviews (71) 5/5
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Over 700 years old, Barberstown Castle is a unique and elegant venue for your wedding. Nestled in the peaceful countryside of County Kildare, the Castle is still within 30 minutes driving distance of Dublin City Centre.

As each wedding day is unique, we are delighted to create Bespoke Wedding Celebrations, tailored to our couples' individual requirements. Whether you are planning something contemporary, traditional or a celebration infused with your own personalities, our dedicated wedding team is there to help you organise your perfect day. We can cater for anything from intimate gatherings to large, lavish affairs, as each couple's day is personal.

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, and here at Barberstown we truly look forward to sharing the experience with you. We can ensure professional but personal service, exquisite dining and a unique atmosphere in one of Ireland’s most historic castles.

Contact our wedding team to begin arranging your wedding day and making all of your dreams become a reality.

Barberstown Castle award winning, beautiful castle wedding venue in Straffan, Co Kildare servicing weddings throughout the local area including Dublin, Kildare, Meath and beyond. We have also welcomed back many couples who live overseas, looking to get married in an authentic Irish castle.

Barberstown Castle reputable castle wedding venue in Ireland that has been part of the wedding industry 2000 specialising in castle weddings.

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Without a doubt the day turnout out to be everything Barberstown had promised us and more. A magical day from start to finish. Some of the early dealings a were a little haphazard but that was down to staff turnover which rectified itself in the latter months. On the big day however, from the moment we arrived on the day the staff looked after us. Everything went off without a hitch. They even dug us out of a hole when our printer packed up an hour before the ceremony and we were unable to print speeches and vows - Gretchen to the rescue. Our guests many of whom have been married in the past 18 months, have not stopped raving about the venue. The decor, staff and attention to detail was second to none. And the food - not a guest was hungry and haven't stopped complimenting us on the beef served that day. All in all a magical day.
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My (now) husband and I were looking for the perfect venue for our destination wedding (we are from the US). When we found Barberstown, the staff immediately understood any concerns we had with planning an overseas wedding, since we would likely not be able to see the venue prior to the big day. From enquiry on, Gretchen and Susanne (not to mention the AMAZING rest of the staff) truly put us at the utmost ease. As luck would have it, we were able to visit the venue twice prior to the wedding and each time just reinforced what a great decision we made. To say that every step was simple and well-handled would be an injustice- everything was perfect. Come the day of, everybody in attendance was in awe of how beautiful everything was, the impeccable service and delicious food. Not one single detail from planning, to check-in, to post wedding was overlooked. The entire staff went head over heels to cater to anything we may need and truly made the night magical. I could never fathom having such an incredible experience in the United States. Irish or destination brides fear not- the staff at Barberstown are truly one-of-a-kind amazing and will do everything within human capabilities to make your day sheer perfection!
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We had our wedding in Barberstown Castle on 22nd September and we had an absolutely fantastic day, all the staff in Barberstown were brilliant and they made sure everything went smoothly. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the venue - the reception room and the dining/function room were beautiful on the day - cosy, lovely atmosphere, old style decor - exactly what we wanted; not just an average hotel room ! A special thanks to Sara, Siofa and Gretchen who were our wedding co-coordinators and dealt with all our queries in the lead up efficiently and pleasantly and were very helpful overall. Also, Matthew the banqueting manager was brilliant on the day and made sure everything went smoothly. Everyone commented on how good the food was also! We really look foward to returning to Barberstown for our one year anniversary. We would recommend Barberstown to anyone considering having a wedding there!
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Very nice hotel, staff were friendly and the food was lovely. The only thing was that they did not have any cider on tap, only in bottles which was disappointing
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We had our wedding at Barberstown in August and it was absolutely perfect. The staff were so helpful – nothing was too much trouble, the service was excellent, the décor was lovely and the food was absolutely amazing. We had so many comments from our guests about how much they loved the food and the venue – we could not have been happier and we highly recommend Barberstown to anyone planning their wedding. We had a truly wonderful day and we’re already looking forward to going back for our anniversary!
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Myself and Kevin got married on the 3rd of August 2018 and had our reception in Barberstown Castle. We cannot speak highly enough of such an amazing venue. The staff were so accommodating and welcoming throughout all our visits leading up to our special day. The day of our wedding they were so professional and looked after us and our families and friends so well, attending to our every need. A special thankyou to Siofra, Gretchen and Matthew for all their hard work and dedication to making our day everything we dreamed of. All our guests commented oh how beautiful the venue was and how delicious the food was. We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and the outdoor area was just perfect for our guests to sit outside and enjoy the good weather. The next day we had a fabulous barbecue with family and close friends and once again we were looked after so well by the staff. We cannot say enough good things about the venue, and could highly recommend it to others to celebrate your wedding day. We can’t wait to go back for our complimentary overnight stay.
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The wedding team are truly amazing. So helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend Barberstown Castle as a wedding venue
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We got married at Barberstown Castle in June 2018, and I have to say we were blown away by the venue, but even more so by the staff. The day ran so smoothly thanks to their professionalism, and every staff member had a smile on their face the whole day and evening. We could not have wished for a more perfect day, or better service.
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We got married on 2nd March but due to storm Emma we had to postpone our wedding reception until 10th March. The wedding team in Barberstown were absolutely amazing especially Gretchen and Sandra on Reception. They were a pleasure to deal with from day 1 and everything ran smoothly on the wedding reception day and the food was gorgeous all the guests were saying afterwards. Matthew was our banqueting manager on the day and he was brillant and catered to our every need. I would highly recommend it as a wedding venue.
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We knew from the moment that Anna showed us to the wedding reception area that we wanted to have our wedding in barberstown castle. We cant speak highly enough of the care and attention Anna and the rest of the team showed us not only in the preparation stages but on our wedding day. They were always to hand, noticing the smallest detail like that my mam doesnt drink wine and checking with her what she would prefer. These small details on top of providing the most beautiful venue and delicious food made our wedding day. It was great value for money, the standard was impeccable. Everyone is still raving about the food! We cant recommend Barberstown Castle enough.
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To anyone who is thinking of having there wedding at Barberstown Castle, there is only one answer.... Absolutely!! We had our magical day, on July 7th 2017. It was perfect. The professional, friendly, personal and attention to detail from all the staff on the day and leading up to the day was incredible. I can honestly say that it was the best day of our lives with thanks to Anna who is an amazing wedding co-ordinator. It was an instant connection when we met Anna, which was about this time 2 years ago. I knew Barberstown was the place for us. There was no doubt in our minds. Anna was so helpful, kind, considerate, friendly and added such a personal touch. On the day itself, everything ran so perfectly. The food was absolutely delicious, I still talk about the Salmon parcels, they were FAB! The canapes was gorgeous too, all our guests raved about the food on the day and of course the home brew beer.. My only regret is that the day went in too fast, I would do it over and over... Although we did spend the second day there, having a beautiful family meal in the Barton Rooms, was nice to make the most of our special weekend.. And again the food was exceptional. Thanks to all the amazing team, especially Anna and Matthew for doing us the most wonderful job and putting us at ease on the day! It was such pleasure for us. We are already looking forward to our next trip down to the castle to reminisce on the most perfect day. We are totally in love with Barberstown Castle and proud to say it was our wedding venue. Thanks guy's, your simply the best! Nichola & Wesley 7.7.17 x
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I was drawn to Barberstown initially by the buffet option, which we wanted for a more relaxed day. On visiting I found it had a lovely cozy feel and a beautiful decor that drew me in. I'd heard great reports about the food, which I can now verify. On the day the staff were all very professional, warm and welcoming. They were on top of everything, making sure we had everything we needed and it all ran very smoothly. We dealt primarily with Anna in the lead up who was very patient and reassuring in response to a lot of indecisiveness on my part. Matthew, the banqueting manager, was very attentive on the day. Every staff member I dealt with was extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with I have to say and it really helped to make the whole day run smoothly and our experience extra enjoyable. Before booking, I had reservations about the T shape of the room but this worked out fine with our 150 guests fitting into the long part of the banqueting hall and spreading out later on for the dancing which meant people could choose to stay by or on the dance floor or enjoy a drink and a chat around the corner, keeping the party together and everyone happy. The only downsides were things we were aware of before we signed up (bar extension only until 1.30am, pricey rooms, etc.) but everything promised was delivered upon, and things we had not thought of were accommodated - including making sure my husband's favourite drink was stocked up in bottles when we realised it wasn't on draft! The rooms are lovely if people are staying and taxis didn't seem to be a problem for guests so many returned to Dublin, and many surprised us by staying and seemed to enjoy the treat. The finish time of 1.30am is a result of the hotel being in a residential area and whilst music had to end at this time, we continued at the residents bar for another couple of hours so it worked out just lovely in the end.
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When I initially viewed Barberstown it was after viewing 10 other venues scattered around Wicklow/Kildare/Dublin and I remember thinking how difficult it was going to be to choose the venue. Everywhere seemed so nice! Thats until I stepped inside Barberstown Castle. I was immediately blown away by the venue (the banqueting hall is full of character and so unique) and I was very impressed by the genuine warmth and enthusiasm of the wedding coordinator Anna, that we booked straight away. Anna continued to impress us. She made the planning easy and went above and beyond. In the lead up to the wedding we felt so relaxed and were able to enjoy every moment and we both feel Anna had a huge role to play in this. On the day itself, The Banqueting hall looked even better than we had remembered. The food was superb. I heard someone say “Thats the best beef i’ve ever had” and much to everyones joy there was lots of it. All the staff were amazing. In particular Matthew, the banqueting manager who made sure everything went smoothly. If you are looking for a unique venue, with great food and brilliant staff I couldn’t recommend Barberstown enough. We wish we could do it all again!
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Have to give credit to Síofra who was particularly helpful the week of the wedding and on the day itself. Amazing venue with great food. Some small issues relating to how babies were catered for. Overall would very quickly recommend Barberstown as a wedding venue.
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We got married here in December 2016. The venue is just gorgeous and in winter it is so cosy. Anyone that we dealt with was extremely helpful and professional. The day went really well, couldn't have asked for better. Would highly recommend.
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We got married this December in Barberstown Castle and could not have picked a more perfect venue. From the moment we first walked in to view the venue we both know it was the one and could not have been happier with our decision. The venue was decorated for Christmas with lots of trees and open fires which was so cozy and magical. All The staff were amazing and could not do enough for us with a special mention to Anna our wedding coordinator who was always happy and quick to reply to my many emails and looked after all our requests and Matthew the banquet manager who made sure the reception ran like clockwork. The food was exceptional with all our guests commenting on how amazing it was. We can't say thank you enough for making our wedding so special and stress free, wish we could do it all over again! To anyone considering booking this venue do it now as you will not regret it!
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Bernadette & Mark! Thank you both for your incredibly kind words. We all loved having the opportunity to host your day, and we really enjoyed seeing all your personal touches come together on the day - from the placecards to the cake topper - you really made everything your own. Hoping that we'll get to see you both back with us again soon, and wishing you every happiness for a long and happy future together.
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Hi All Just want to give upcoming brides my review of barberstown castle if you are considering the venue for your wedding. We went to a number of different venues and barberstown castle won hands down for many different reasons.. firstly let me say the venue is absolutely STUNNING!!! ???? The grounds are picture perfect and the hotel is just beautiful. We had 120 guests and got married on the 9th of December as we really wanted a Christmas wedding!! We also decided to have our ceremony at the castle and it was my favourite part of the day. With the Christmas tree up and all the log fires lighting I couldn't have been happier on the day, it was like a fairytale!!! Anna and Gretchen were out wedding co-ordinaters and Matthew was the banquet manager on the day, honestly, they were amazing and completely looked after us from the day we booked all the way through up until we checked out of the hotel as Mr & Mrs!!! The food was gorgeous and all our guest commented on how big the portions were which I was so happy with!!! Everything was fantastic Matthew kept me topped up with wine all night long and my guests all said the staff couldn't have done more for them also!!! I am so happy I chose Barberstown castle and would recommend the venue to any one who wants a real authentic beautiful wedding!!
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Jen & Richie! It's so wonderful to hear from you, and thank you both for your incredibly kind words. It was an absolute pleasure for us to host your beautiful Christmas wedding - you were both always so much fun to work with and so relaxed, even on the day itself! We loved being part of it all. We're looking forward to seeing you both back at the Castle soon.
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We were married in Barberstown Castle on December 4th, 2016. We primarily chose Barberstown Castle as a wedding location based on the customer service that we received on the first day we met with Anna, and other staff members, and had the tour of the venue. Barberstown Castle is a classy, elegant hotel with old world charm which appealed to us along with the welcoming feel that the open fires and natural candlelight provide. That said, a venue is only as good as the staff who manage it and deliver the service. It was the selling point for us and it remained so throughout the planning process and the day itself. We and our guests were thrilled with the quality of the meal and the attention to detail for specialist meals such as for our two coeliac guests. Also a special mention to Matt, the banquet manager, who was so professional and competent. He made us, as hosts, feel confident in the overall event. Finally, for us, Anna was the face of Barberstown Castle and our dealings with the hotel. We appreciated Anna's warmth, professionalism and commitment to ensuring the details of our day were well in hand.
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Sandra & Phil - It is really touching to hear your very kind words, and thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your day! We really loved that we were able to play a part in your special day, and wish you both every happiness, which you truly deserve. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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We got married in baberstown in November 2016. The whole team really looked after us from booking, their recommendations for photographers, wine, band, they took care of all the accommodation bookings, made the whole wedding easy and really stress free! All our guests were delighted with their accommodation and the whole day was fun and we were treated like royalty! For someone who was happy to book a wedding and have the venue take care of all the little details we were really happy with the result! The food was delicious also! Highly recommend!
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Avril & Declan! It was a delight to host your wedding at the Castle, and we're so happy to hear you had a great day, thank you! We hope you'll have memories to treasure for a long time to come. Please be sure to come back to us again soon!!
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We absolutely loved having our wedding at Barberstown Castle. From organising to the day the team were great. I was organising from England so knowing you have a dependable team was invaluable. The ceremony was fantastic and the venue was so atmospheric- really magical. Followed by great food and fabulous service- our friends are still talking about it! Thank you
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Clare & Dan! Thank you for your lovely review - your feedback does mean such a lot to us. We know it isn't easy planning a wedding from a different country, so we do aim to make things easier for couples in that situation. We loved getting to know you both over the months before your wedding, and are thrilled to hear that you both had a wonderful day!
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We fell in love with Barberstown Castle the minute we went to view it 18 mths before the wedding and it certainly didn't dissapoint ! The service, food, ceremony, decor & staff were all absolutley perfect. Big thanks to Anna and Gretchen and Matthew on the night, nothing was a problem with them and they were so happy to help us. We had the best day ever and would highly recommend Barberstown.
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Hi Eithne & Alan! It's so wonderful to hear from you, and thank you both for your incredibly kind words. It was an absolute pleasure for us to host your wedding day - you were both always so relaxed and so much fun to work with! We're all really looking forward to seeing you both back at the Castle in the near future!
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We fell in love with Barberstown Castle as the venue for our wedding on that first visit& cancelled viewings for all other places then! Anna and her colleagues made us feel as though we were the only couple in the world getting married, our every request accomodated, every question answered so promptly, always friendly and relaxed while exuding professionalism! Our wedding day & night was everything we wanted and had planned in our heads, Anna and all the staff there made it all a reality. The food was spectacular, and the chef was happy to accomodate my suggestions for our menu. Cant recommend Barberstown Castle highly enough; the castle & grounds are stunning, the food & rooms amazing, but it is the wonderful staff there that make this place one in a million :)
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Sinéad & Gary! Thank you both for your words, it means such a lot to us all. The chef was particularly pleased that you enjoyed your meal so much, as he had really enjoyed preparing the stuffed pumpkins as the vegetarian option! You both were so wonderful to work with from day one, and I really believe that your relaxed attitude was what made the day so special - it was all down to you both! Really looking forward to seeing you later on in the month!
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We had the most beautiful, magical, elegant & romantic wedding at Barberstown Castle. From the moment we saw Barberstown we knew we had to have it. We instantly fell in love with the Castle and never could have imagined how perfect it would turn out to be on our wedding day. All of our guests are still raving about the venue. The banqueting hall is decorated to perfection, the grounds are immaculate, the bedrooms are remarkable and the food...oh my God the food is world class!! We have been told multiple times by our guests that they have never experienced such fine dining before at a wedding. The standard and quality of food is second to none. We cannot end without mentioning the staff! We never expected to get so much help and ideas from the staff, but every request was catered for. For months in the run up to the wedding we always felt like we were a priority. The staff at Barberstown know how to treat their clients and do such a fantastic job. They ensured the build up to our wedding was so enjoyable and stress-free, and we feel like we made a number of friends in the process! We would highly recommend Barberstown Castle to anyone looking for a unique and truly beautiful wedding venue in Ireland.
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Gráinne & John - we appreciate your kind words so much. You both know how much we loved working with you both, you always seemed to enjoy the planning process, which really showed on your wedding day! We absolutely love your photos as well, you look stunning in them! We're really looking forward to seeing you both again at the Castle!
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We had an amazing wedding day at Barberstown Castle. The staff were friendly, supportive and helpful. I never had to ask anyone how their day went or how they enjoyed their meal. I didn't need to, everyone couldn't wait to tell us. From, it was the nicest wedding meal they'd ever eaten, to being told "what a perfect day is was" by several guests. A good friend of ours couldn't help himself and during the meal came up to tell us how amazing it was! I have special dietary requirements which they had no trouble accommodating. I would have no trouble recommending Barberstown Castle as a wedding venue to anyone!
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Sharon & Garth! Thank you for your lovely review of the Castle. We are delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed the day and that your wedding was everything you wished for. The kitchen team particularly are delighted with the feedback! Many thanks and we hope to see you soon.
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We had our wedding reception in Barberstown Castle on the 8th October last year and had the most amazing day. We really could not have asked for more from our co-ordinator Anna and the Barberstown team. Everything was as we hoped for and more and we would have to look very very hard to try to find a single thing that did not meet our expectations. From our very first visit, it felt like a special place to get married and it definitely was. Its character, warmth and atmosphere made it the perfect choice for our Autumn wedding and we were 100% happy with our venue choice. The team there were just amazing from Anna, Siofa and Gretchen to all of the reception staff, our lovely waiter for our family meal the night before and all of the bar staff, waiting staff and Mathew in the banquet hall. All of our guests were equally impressed and we have had many complements on the excellent food and service on the day. Unfortunately the castle itself was closed for renovations but it didn't take away from the amazing weekend we had there. Barberstown made our day exactly what we wanted and we would happily recommend Barberstown to anyone looking for a wedding venue. We have to call out co-ordinator Anna in particular for whom no ask was too small and no idea not welcome. It was a true pleasure from start to finish and we would love to do it all again.
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hello Yvonne & Conor! Thank you both so much for your lovely review. We truly appreciate it. From day one, you were both such a pleasure to work with, and we're so thrilled to hear you had the day you deserved! Hoping to see you back with us again in the near future for a catch up!
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Overall we had a great experience with Barberstown castle.staff were very helpful and friendly !! The day went over smoothly the only critic I have is the lack of options alcohol for guests and to have more staff behind the bar !!
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your review! We absolutely loved hosting your wedding day, with your family and friends, and really thought that all your personal touches made the day even more special. We will of course take your feedback on board, but we're delighted that overall you had a wonderful experience!
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Anna in Barberstown was so helpful, flexible and accommodating. The venue and grounds are beautiful and the food was superb. Couldn't recommend it more!!
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Hi Rachael & Matt! We hope that married life is treating you both well so far! Thank you for taking the time to write down your thoughts, and we're so happy that you had the wonderful day you both deserved. It was wonderful to be able to play a part in the day, which really was all about a lovely group of family and friends gathering together. We're looking forward to seeing you all again in the not so distant future!
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If we had to do it all again we would have our wedding again in Barberstown. It was fabulous. The venue is elegant and comfortable. The accommodation is plentiful and the rooms are beautiful. Having a separate area for the Banquet Hall where we could be away from the general hotel was great. It gave us privacy and made us feel special. The space available for us to use was incredible. It was great having a room set apart from the dance floor with fires and comfy chairs for our older guest. (And for us when we needed a break. ) The food was amazing. One guest (who has been to a number of weddings) said it was the best wedding food he had ever tasted. There was plenty for everyone and seconds for whoever wanted them. The morning after the wedding all the guests were together in the breakfast room. We had our own area and it was lovely to be able to mix with our guests again, especially for our families. The value of having a tailored menu was good and meant there was little waste. The team were accommodating and helpful with contacts. In terms of anything negative - I would say that they're not the best with paperwork. But I was happy to ignore that because in person the co-ordinators are friendly and helpful and cannot do enough for you. Also on our day it was a cash bar only which we weren't aware of. To get cash out our guests had to leave the Banquet Hall and go into the hotel (which is 2 mins walk). But it was raining and we hadn't warned people. So it would be better if they had card facilities in the Banquet Hall. Back to the positives because there are many more ... There are plenty of areas for amazing photos in the grounds and if it's raining there's plenty of atmosphere in the Banquet Hall and the hotel. Everyone enjoyed the wedding. Both young and old. We had 9 children at the wedding from 2 years to 9 years of age and the staff were very patient with them. They ran around and had fun and there were no issues. We look forward to visiting Barberstown again in the future as guests so that we can get to enjoy the beautiful rooms that they have for longer. And we definitely want to have dinner there again. It is truly amazing. I would recommend visiting the venue.
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Elaine & Shay! It's wonderful to hear your very kind words, and thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your day! We really do aim to ensure that the wedding meal itself will be of the highest quality, so we're thrilled that that one guest said that it was the best wedding food he'd ever had! We will of course take any of your feedback on board, but we're delighted that overall you had a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed working with you and meeting all your friends and family on the day, and can't wait to see you both again.
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We had our civil ceremony and reception in Barberstown Castle in September and couldn’t have been happier with how the day and night went. We had been guests at a wedding there before and had a great night so when we decided to get married it was always high on the list of potential venues. When we got the tour from Siofra the decision was an easy one. We wanted something that was a little bit different to the ball room type venue and this was it – it is unique. Our guests are still talking about the decorations on the walls, the smell of the fires and the suit of armour. All the way through the planning process Siofra was very professional and accommodating, full of advice and ideas. Everything that we wanted to do was done without fuss and changes to allow for late responses or dietary requirements were never a problem – we would have been lost without Siofra. On the day we were lucky enough to be able to have our pictures taken in the amazing gardens in bright sunshine. The Willow Trees make for great photos. A very minor black mark was that parts of the gardens around the reception room could have done with a bit of attention so we decided to skip getting photos there – plenty more photogenic places in the gardens. Siofra and Anna were rocks of calm on the day, sorting everything out so that we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The banqueting manager Mathew and his staff had everything running like clockwork throughout the meal and into the night. The food was absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection and there was plenty of it to go around. In short, this is a fantastic place to have your wedding. Couldn’t recommend the venue or the staff highly enough – book it before someone else does.
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Eva & Stuart - thank you so much for your lovely review! Your whole attitude towards your wedding day was so wonderful, and it really created a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere on the day. We were lucky enough to see a sneak preview of a photo from your photographer, and you both looked amazing! We hope to see you back at the Castle very soon, and look forward to hearing about how married life is going so far!
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Getting married on September 2nd 2016 in Barberstown Castle was one of the most magical days of our lives. What a venue! The ceremony room was beautifully laid out with it's fabulous stone fireplace, filled with candles, as a backdrop to the proceedings. From the very beginning our wedding planner Siofra could not have done enough for us. What a wonderful and professional wedding planner she is. Siofra was just so pleasant and such great fun to work with throughout all aspects of the planning and organising of our reception. Aided in no small way by Anna on the day Siófra had her finger on the pulse at all times and made sure every detail was attended to and everything ran so smoothly. The reception room and medieval style long reception room with their amazing log fires and romantic candles fitted perfectly with the Celtic theme of our wedding ceremony. The food (and there was lots of it) was just first class and beautifully presented. This was further complimented with a fantastic open air bar-b-q later on for our evening guests. Because we are dog lovers the owner of Barberstown Castle Mr. Ken Healy was so accomodating and considerate in acceding to our request to have his two golden retrievers Lucy & Floyd on hand to mingle with guests before the ceremony. The beautiful gardens and backdrop of the castle itself meant our photographs and video were just amazing. Not least of all was the magnificient bridal room with its fabulous four poster bed and complimentary champagne waiting for us when we finally retired. The beautiful champagne breakfast the next morning just capped off what can only be described as a flawless experience for both of us, and our guests are still raving about the day two months later as we write this. And finally we cannot leave out the rest of the staff who worked tirelessly, professionally and considerately on the day and who in no small way also deserve our praise and thanks. So what more can we say except that from the beginning to the end our Barberstown Castle experience will never fade and all potential couples need to see this venue.
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Michael & Helen! It's is really touching to hear your very kind words, and thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your day! We're really thankful that we got to play a part in your special day, and wish you both every happiness, which you truly deserve. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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Extremely helpfull staff made everything on the day so easy for myself and my husband i would definately recommend this venue to others.
Response from Barberstown Castle
Thank you so much Fiona & Paddy for your kind words - we're looking forward to welcoming you back to the Castle again very soon!
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A brilliant venue with very professional service before and during the reception. Can't think of anything I'd fault and would absolutely recommend it as a wedding location.
Response from Barberstown Castle
Thank you Laura & Edward for taking the time to leave your feedback, it is much appreciated! We really enjoyed working with you and getting to know you both, and hopefully we will see you again very soon!
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Our Wedding was a very special day but Barberstown Castle made it that extra special, from the delicious food, beautiful decor and most importantly the 5 star people who work there who made it a day to never forget for us both. The team were fabulous and very responsive to what we planned and wanted on the day. We want to give a special mention to Anna who really looked after us throughout the day and made sure we enjoyed ourselves and made us very relaxed. Overall I cannot highly recommend this venue for the beautiful setting, delicious food and amazing staff. Looking forward to going back there for our first anniversary. Thank You Barberstown:)
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Barberstown is dream wedding location it was different to any other venue we had seen and that's what we loved about it. Our wedding day and evening could not have gone better. Anna, Siofra, Matthew and all the team were brilliant on the day very professional and made sure everything went smoothly. We had an amazing day and would highly recommend Barberstown as a wedding venue.
Response from Barberstown Castle
Hi Caroline & Hugh! Thank you for your lovely words! We're delighted to hear you both had the wonderful day you deserved, and we loved having the opportunity to host your wedding reception. We are always thrilled to be part of a couple's big day and it makes it so worthwhile when we hear such great feedback! We hope to you see both again soon.
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We had our Wedding Reception in Barberstown Castle on the 18th of August 2016. On the day we went to view the venue, we were immediately blown away with the beautiful gardens, bedrooms and the amazing banqueting hall. Anna and Siofra were always on hand to help and give us advice, nothing was too much trouble for them. On the day both Anna and Matthew were on hand to make sure everything went according to plan. What can we say, our wedding at Barberstown Castle was like a Fairy Tale. Our guests are still talking about the venue, food and time they had and how the staff were so friendly and efficient. Any one who is thinking of having there wedding in Barberstown Castle, will not be disappointed.
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Hello Anne & Colm! We hope that married life is treating you both well! Thank you for taking the time to write down your thoughts, and we're so delighted that you had the wonderful day you both deserved. It was wonderful to be able to play a part in the day. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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We had looked at a lot of venues, but when we went to Barberstown it all was so perfect for us. It felt like we were asking the venue 'Will you be my venue?'. Everything is so beautiful and unique, not the standard 'hotel' feel many castle venues have but really historic and magical. And from the initial meeting even the excitement of the wedding coordinators was very clear, I'd swear they were more excited about my wedding than my husband! They are also so friendly and really really helped decrease the stress of the wedding day and made everything flow so smoothly! There was one there all the time to ensure everything was as planned. I had some special requests to make my wedding the one I wanted, and my suggestions were met with enthusiasm which made me love the venue even more. I'm so delighted I was able to have our little dog Cosmo (in his tux!) be a part of the ceremony. Honestly could not be more delighted with the venue - if anyone wants an epic, medieval feel with some humble country tones to their wedding, this is the one! Made my wedding day truly feel like the fairytale I wished for!
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Hi Hope & Conor! It's so wonderful to hear from you, and thank you both for your incredibly kind words. It was an absolute pleasure for us to host your wedding day - you were both always so relaxed and so much fun to work with! You really put your own personal stamp on the day, and we loved being part of that. We're looking forward to seeing you both back at the Castle soon.
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We had our wedding day in Barberstown in August 2016 and it was without doubt the best day of our lives. The team at Barberstown took care of everything from organising fantastic food and wine and the interior decoration of the castle. It was like having our own wedding planner and took a lot of the stress of organising a wedding from us. All our guests commented that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been too... Cannot recommend highly enough !
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Thank you so much for your kind review, Clara. We loved getting to know you and Peter in the run up to the wedding, and are happy to hear that you both had a wonderful day. Please be sure to come back to visit us again soon!!
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We had our civil ceremony and wedding reception here in July 2016. Can't say enough about the place, the venue is gorgeous, food is amazing and best of all the staff are so brilliant to deal with! Throughout the planning Siofra couldn't have done more for us and helped with all the little details we wouldn't have even thought of. On the day Anna and Matthew were absolutely brilliant and d day could not have been more perfect. So happy with our choice!
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Hi Sarah & Eddie! It's so wonderful to hear from you, and thank you both for your very kind words. It was an absolute pleasure for us to host your wedding day, and the feedback means such a lot to us. We're all really looking forward to seeing you both back at the Castle in the near future!
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We got married in Barberstown Castle on 22nd July 2016 and it was a fantastic day! I would highly recommend Barberstown to any couple looking for a wedding venue. The day ran exactly to plan and was so well organised on the day thanks to all the work put in by the staff, in particular Anna the wedding planner and Matthew the banqueting manager. We are still receiving compliments from our guests about the venue and food. In the run up to the wedding Anna and her colleagues were so helpful in organising all the last minute details and every request was accommodated. There is nothing we would have changed on the day at all. I would highly recommend Barberstown Castle to anyone looking for a venue with a difference and top quality food.
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Hi Jennifer & Andrew. What kind things you have said - thank you! We all really loved working with you both, and we're really happy to hear that you had the day that you had hoped for! Please be sure to visit us again soon, we're looking forward to catching up.
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From the moment I first viewed barberstown castle and I met with you both I knew right then that Barberstown was the place for us to be married, with the run up to the wedding you guys were amazing and so helpful always available to answer any question they went above and beyond to help us create our magical amazing wedding day ???? we had an outdoor wedding in one of their outstanding gardens on July 16th 2016 the layout simple took our breath away and the castle standing tall in the background was just perfect so picturesque. From our drinks reception to our wedding banquet the staff were so attentive professional and friendly, still today all our guests are talking about the food it was exceptional and there was plenty of it. Myself and daniel picked barberstown castle as our venue for its stunning gardens intimate settings and surroundings it's simply like a fairytale so beautiful and all the staff make you feel so welcome and relaxed you could not be in better hands with this fantastic team of people helping to ensure your day is one to remember. To any couples thinking of booking their wedding with Barberstown we would highly recommend it to you all, and we will recommend it to all if our friend and family in the future, we can't wait to go back and stay overnight in one of their luxurious rooms and simply relax for the night in style ???? Amanda and Daniel Flood.
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Thank you so much for your kind review, Amanda. We loved getting to know you and Daniel over the months before your wedding, and are over the moon to hear that you both had a wonderful day. Please be sure to come back to visit us again soon!!
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We loved Barberstown as soon as we saw it, the layout, unique tables and chairs and stunning grounds. It didn't have the usual 'function room' feel that most hotels have. All the staff were amazing on the day and the service was exceptional. The food, drinks and all round attention to detail really exceeded our expectations. Our guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed the day. A special mention for our co-ordinator Anna who offered us some great advice and help throughout the whole planning process. We had the best day of our lives!!!
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Sarah & Lorcan - Thank you both for your review, we really appreciate the feedback, and means a lot to know you enjoyed the day. We wish you both a truly happy marriage and hopefully will see you soon at the Castle!
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Joe and I had the most amazing day at our wedding in Barberstown Castle in July 2016. The staff were all so attentive and nothing was too much to ask. Anna and Siofra were the best organisers and helped with everything along the way! The food on the day was second to none and everyone kept saying how fantastic the venue was!!! I would recommended it to anyone!!!
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Hi Maria & Joe! It was a delight to host your wedding at the Castle, and we're so happy to hear you had a great day, thank you! We hope you'll have memories to treasure for a long time to come. Please be sure to come back to us again soon!!
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We had our wedding on the 8th July 2016 in beautiful Barberstown Castle. What a wonderful venue! The staff were so helpful and lovely, the food was fantastic and of a very high quality. The venue is beautiful and perfectly laid out for wedding celebrations. Anna was very responsive and helpful to us throughout the planning process. We had the most wonderful day of our lives. Thank you Barberstown Castle!
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Hello Tara & Kevin! Thank you both so much for your lovely review. We truly appreciate it. From day one, you were both such a pleasure to work with, and we're so thrilled to hear you had the day you deserved! Hoping to see you back with us again in the near future for a catch up!
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From the very first meeting to saying goodbye after the wedding, Anna and team at Barberstown were absolutely incredible. They made the whole experience extremely special and we were blown away by their professionalism and attention to detail. They made us feel like our wedding was their number one priority. I would unreservedly recommend this venue and the team to anyone looking for something special on their special day. A wonderful venue, full of character and a wonderful team to go with it. Thank you Barberstown, we will cherish our memories of our wedding day there for years to come!
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Hi Catrina & David! Thank you for your lovely review of the Castle. We are delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed the day and that your wedding was everything you wished for. Many thanks and we hope to see you soon!!
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Having viewed several wedding venues to find the perfect one, for my now wife and I, Barberstown castle took centre stage with it's medieval decor. The banqueting hall is filled with decorative wooden high-backed chairs and hanging wall art taking the hassle out of chair cover and centre piece decisions. As we got the sun on our day, in July 2016, our guests enjoyed a drink in the private gardens before the meal, which was described afterwards as "the best chicken I've every had". It was clear from the meal served that they take care to provide restaurant quality food to each guest. As a one wedding a day venue, everyone was well looked after by the banqueting manager Matthew, and also Anna and Siofra who were with us every step of the way and made sure to be there on the day. Although I don't like to ask too much, nothing was too much to ask from Anna on the lead up to and on the day. On a final note, the guests were very impressed with their four poster beds.
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Hi Clíodhna & Joey. What kind things you have said - thank you! We all really loved working with you both and seeing all the personal touches you added to the day. Your family and friends were an absolute pleasure to have with us also. We do always hope that guests will get great enjoyment from the Four Poster beds, so it's great to hear they were impressed! Please be sure to visit us again soon, we're looking forward to catching up.
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Staff were helpful, friendly and positive. They catered for any specific needs or requests. They were at hand and attentive on the day without fussing or being intrusive. Every detail was attended to. The venue and food were outstanding. All guests as well as bridal couple were looked after. We couldn't have asked for a better service or a more relaxed, enjoyable day. Thank you!
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Hi Suzanne & Trevor! We're so happy to hear that you both had a fabulous day, and thank you both for your review. You're such a lovely couple and wish you both every happiness in your future together!
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We had our wedding reception in Barberstown Castle last June and loved it. It’s a magnificent venue with marvellous medieval architecture and all our guests were really impressed. The grandeur of the banquet hall is simply breathtaking and as a Game Of Thrones fan, it was loads of fun holding our day in a place like this. The room is modified nicely to accommodate the dance floor as it still retains the 11th century feel but works well to keep everyone up dancing all night. Barberstown’s reputation for food was one of the reasons we chose the venue and the cuisine was delicious as expected. I would like to thank Anna, our wedding coordinator in particular for guiding us in planning our wedding and ensuring everything was handled expertly. We found her friendly, efficient (which I greatly appreciate) and professional. She ensured our every request was met. Both Anna and Siofra made sure everything ran smoothly in the days prior to the wedding and Matthew looked after our guests right to the end of the night. All our guests have repeatedly praised the staff, food, service and accommodation. They are still talking about the beautiful surroundings and the comfort of their stay in the castle. If anyone is considering having their wedding here, we would definitely urge them to go for it. It’s perfect and you won’t regret it :)
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Hi Michelle & Paul! It was an absolute delight to host your wedding at the Castle, and we're so happy to hear you had a great day, thank you! We hope you'll have memories to treasure for a long time to come. Please be sure to come back to us again soon!!
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The staff were great at Barberstown Castle. Very professional, warm and accommodating. We were not the most organised but everybody at Barberstown were so calm and were never the source of our stress. One thing you might like to keep in mind and let your guests know in advance is that when paying for drinks at the bar by card, you need to go to the reception. It was just a slight inconvenience for some of the guests but if they are informed and make sure they have some cash, it really shouldn't be an issue.
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Thank you so much for your lovely words, Karen & Oisin. We loved getting to know you both over the months before your wedding, and are thrilled that you both had a wonderful day. Please be sure to visit us again soon!
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We started our search for a wedding venue back in 2015 and by luck came across the castle. We booked a consultation and the rest just fell into place! We knew we loved it immediately from the beautiful drive into the castle. The banqueting hall was like something out of a movie and once we saw the ceremony room we were absolutely sold! As I had dreamed of an offbeat kind of day it fit in so well - such a beautiful light space which looked out on the gardens either side. The hotel and grounds are stunning and we loved that there was plenty of space for all of our wedding party to stay over. The wedding space and hotel space are totally separate, meaning you have exclusivity and privacy on your wedding day. In the run up to the wedding it was all very easy going! Every idea we had fit in and was welcomed by the hotel - thanks to Siofra, Lisa and Anna we never had a question unanswered. We decided we wanted to have our immediate family and wedding party to have a dinner and stay over the night before. The hotel were just a dream to work with - they organised a lovely space in the Edwardian Room for dinner and even served drinks late in the bar even though our party was so small. The wedding day itself was a breeze and Anna, our coordinator, was such a sweetheart. She had the room set up exactly how we imagined and made sure everything ran how we envisioned it. She is so personable and we really felt in very capable hands. The guests have not stopped commenting about how relaxed the day felt and on the food - we are total foodies and Barberstown know how to do good food! The serving staff worked so fast I barely noticed them and everything tasted amazing! When we finally got back to our room in the early hours there was a lovely personalised frame left as a gift from the hotel to us, which we loved! Also a tip - get the champagne breakfast in bed and spend an hour with your new spouse in luxury! Thank you to Barberstown for making our day the best of our lives! We cant wait to come back! Niamh & Emmet Reilly 17th June 2016
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Thank you so much Niamh & Emmet, your words mean such a lot to us. We're so happy that you enjoyed your day! We absolutely loved all the little touches that you both added to the venue as well, your personalities really shone through! Looking forward to seeing you both again soon
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We got married here exactly a month ago and had an absolutely perfect day. Anna, Lisa and Clare were an absolute pleasure to deal with in the running up to the wedding, and the day itself was perfect The staff went above and beyond to accommodate any requests we had, food was lovely and everything ran so smoothly. We had visited quite a few venues, but none compared to this one. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, in addition to the perfection of the venue which is just gorgeous, were the main factors that drew us to having our wedding here. As we live abroad, a lot of planning had to be done by email but that was no problem and my mind was put at ease very quickly when I had a query about anything. It was a pleasure to liaise with staff and both Adam and I couldn't recommend this venue more. My grandmother, who has lived to see many a wedding in her day (I won't reveal her age here), even commented that it was the nicest wedding she had ever been to. Will be recommending Barberstown to every person I know, not least because I would love to attend a wedding or two here in the future :).
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Hi Gerda & Adam! Thank you both so much for your lovely words and feedback. You are such a wonderful couple and it really was our pleasure to be able to host your special day in June! Looking forward to seeing you both soon!
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Thank you to all the staff for helping to make our wedding day magical. Siofra, Anna and Lisa were a delight to work with in the lead up to the wedding and were always on hand to answer all of my million questions. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful the venue was and how they've never had such great food at a wedding. There were quite a few photos of guests in their bedrooms marvelling at the four poster beds! We got some beautiful photos in the grounds also. Everything you could want from a wedding venue and we would happily recommend to anyone getting married. Thanks again!
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Hi Jen & Matt, thank you so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed working with you both, and had so much fun with you all on the day of the wedding - your guests were brilliant! Wishing you both all the best for a wonderful marriage together, and we'll see you soon!
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We would like to thank the staff at Barberstown Castle for the exceptional service on our wedding day,especially to Matthew the banqueting manager on the evening who was so accommodating and to Siofra and Lisa who were always available for any queries we had in the run up to the big day. The food was of an exceptional standard and we received such positive feedback from our guests on the quality of the food and the beautiful surroundings. For any couple thinking of choosing Barberstown for their wedding, it is a wonderful venue, beautiful grounds, amazing food very professional and friendly staff, book it!
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Thank you both so much for your kind words! It's been such a pleasure working with you, and it makes us so happy to hear that you had the wonderful day you deserved! We'll see you very soon!
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Thank's to all the staff at Barberstown Castle for a wonderful wedding day! The food and venue were fantastic and all the staff made sure everything went to plan on the day! Delighted with the day! :-)
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, Ciara & Darragh. We loved getting to know you both over the months before your wedding, and are thrilled that you both had a wonderful day. Please be sure to visit us again soon!!
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We had an absolutely beautiful wedding day at Barberstown Castle. The venue is stunning and the food is delicious. The staff and Anna in particular made the planning easy and looked after everything on the day so we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. I would highly recommend Barberstown Castle to anyone looking for a venue to host their wedding.
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Hello Kate & Gabriel! We hope that married life is treating you both well! Thank you for taking the time to write down your thoughts, and we're so delighted that you had the wonderful day you both deserved. It was wonderful to be able to play a part in the day. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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Stress. Worry. Anger. Tears. Just a few of the crappy emotions and feelings experienced in the coming days before most weddings, but not ours. The team at Barberstown took care of everything for us. They gave us sound advice, reminded us of upcoming tasks and pampered us on the day. Our goal for the special day was to have our reception somewhere different, special and relaxed; Barberstown Castle perfectly fit our exacting requirements. It is a beautifully kept historic venue with character and class, but without the drawbacks of most other older buildings (damp, musty etc.). We arrived from the ceremony to be greeted quietly by our first host, Lisa. She had champagne waiting and let us know that everything was on track. She told us to worry about nothing from that point on as herself and her team were now in charge. Music to our ears! The fires were lit, the drinks were ready and the canapes were on their way out. Our meal was magnificent, truly stunning. Timings were perfect and it's something we'll never forget. They even came around with second helpings for the main course! We opted for the BBQ option which was served at approx 10:30pm. It was delicious and a welcome sight after a few fizzy drinks. If your budget allows, I'd recommend this option. Our second, evening host, Matt made sure that everything progressed as it should. We'll never be able to thank the Barberstown team enough for the perfect day they helped us with, it was truly flawless. If you're looking for an intimate venue, with a strong team in charge of a stunning building, do yourself a favour and check out Barberstown Castle.
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Thank you so much Aisling and Stephen, for taking the time to leave your feedback for us. Thank you for choosing Barberstown Castle as your wedding venue, and we hope to see you very soon!
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I had the most fantastic wedding day at Barberstown Castle. It's such a beautiful venue and the staff were so friendly and accommodating. So many of our guests have commented on what a fantastic place it was for a wedding and said the food was delicious. I would 100% recommend it as a wedding venue and would just love to do it all over again!
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Thank you Emily & David, for taking the time to leave this lovely review. We loved being part of your day, and are thrilled that you enjoyed it so much! We're looking forward to seeing you back at the Castle again very soon!
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Barberstown is a wonderful venue. The staff were amazing and helped in every way they could to give us a brilliant wedding day. We can't recommend them highly enough.
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Thank you so much Bríd & Shane, for your lovely words - we're looking forward to seeing you back at the Castle again very soon!
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We couldn't recommend Barberstown Castle highly enough. It's a beautiful venue but to top it off the staff are fantastic. They ensured that not only the day ran perfectly but also the weeks running up to it. Their advice in the final couple of weeks helped our wedding to be stress free and great fun.
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Hi Sorcha & Rob! Thank you both so much for taking the time to write to us. We had so much fun working with you both and were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your day. We're looking forward to seeing you both back at the Castle in the future!
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I would like to say thank you to all staff for making our special day wonderfull. Whole set up, food and service were superb. Special thanks to Lisa, who couldn't be more helpfull and made all our wishes happen! We would recommend Barberstown Castle as a wedding venue to everyone looking for intimate, one of a kind location. Ticked all boxes for us!! Thank you Aga & Edwin
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Hi Aga & Edwin! We're so happy to hear that you both had a fabulous day, and thank you both for your review. You're such a beautiful couple and wish you both every happiness in your future together!
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The level of service for our wedding was exceptional. All staff members ensured all the guests felt welcomed and they were extremely friendly. The food was superb and was piping hot when it came out (which is so important). Lisa the wedding co-ordinator made use feel at ease with every appointment and ensured that the day ran smoothly, all we had to do was enjoy it!
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Jen & Brian, thank you both so much for those lovely words. We're delighted that you both enjoyed your special day, and really look forward to seeing you both back in the hotel in the near future!
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Its now just over two months since our big day! We were married on the 19th February 2016 at the beautiful Barberstown Castle and had the most amazing day and weekend. We viewed 3 venues before coming across Barberstown Castle, once we saw Barberstown and how spectacular it is we fell in love with the venue. The best way to describe Barberstown Castle is rustic, with a medieval feel but with an abundance of elegance! Following our booking we had a few issues as a result of us dealing with a few different wedding co-ordinators. This was not ideal however once Lisa took over as the main wedding co-ordinator the process became much easier and all issues were resolved. On the day its self the staff were so dedicated and attentive to us and our guests. They were all a pleasure to deal with and could not do enough for us. Over two months later our guests are still talking about how amazing the day was, the super quality of the food (amazing!) and the beautiful bedrooms at Barberstown. Barberstown is a very special and unique venue. The beautiful decor and elegance runs right throughout the hotel but the banqueting hall was the star of the show for us! It was so beautifully decorated with flowers, candles and fires lit throughout, providing the perfect ambiance and atmosphere for the day and evening. The day after the wedding we congregated with our guests in the beautiful tea rooms for tea/coffee to reminisce about the day and to say good bye to those leaving. That evening along with 25 guests we had another fantastic meal in a small dining room dedicated to our group following drinks in the hotel bar. Another fantastic night to top the whole weekend off. For any couples out there thinking about booking Barberstown for their big day I would highly recommend, You will not be disappointed!
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Thank you both for your review, we really appreciate the feedback, and means a lot to know you enjoyed the day. We wish you both a truly happy marriage and hopefully will see you soon at the Castle!
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We always knew that we had picked a very special venue for our big day, but we never imagined how perfect it really would be. The day itself really did exceed all expectations and it is not only due to the Castle being a beautiful venue but the staff are so attentive and made every step of the planning, organizing and co-ordinating on the day, completely stress free. They were all a pleasure to deal with. The Castle truly is so beautiful, and pictures do not do it justice. I have fallen more in love with the place since our wedding. There is a magical feel to the hotel, from the rooms,to the relaxed and airy tearooms, the Keep of the castle and restaurant area, which was ideal for our group dinner the night before the wedding. But especially the banqueting hall. With the beautiful wooden beams and dried flowers on the ceiling. It was so beautifully candle lit throughout, providing the perfect ambiance and atmosphere for the day. The morning after the wedding, myself and my new husband were completely overwhelmed by the feedback from our guests not only about how romantic and beautiful the venue is, but about the food (which was spectacular) and the service which was next to none. We assumed we were the only ones that thought our wedding day was so brilliant :-) But the guest told us that they felt like each and everyone of them were made feel so welcome by the staff , from arriving to the front gates to checking in at reception and the overall service for the remainder of the day(and into the early hours!) Our guests are still talking about the great experience they had, which I have to say we are delighted with, as naturally we had an amazing time also, and feel exactly like our guests. I cannot recommend the castle enough and look forward to our next vist!
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Hi Lynn & Lorcan! What kind things you have said - thank you! We all really loved working with you both and getting to know you over the months leading up to the wedding. We wish you every happiness in your marriage together. A lovely couple and wonderful parents to Tadhg!
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We got married in Barberstown Castle in December. We had the most amazing day..thanks to the help of Lisa, Gretchan and all the staff at Barberstown. We started planning our wedding the previous November and loved the venue from the start. The drive in, with the bushes lining the road and the view of the castle, was a magical start. The reception room is so unique and exactly what we were looking for. The food is absolutely amazing and they catered for all. Their wine was very expensive so we bought our own and paid corkage which worked out cheaper. The rooms are beautiful but quite expensive. They would be the only negative things I could find with the hotel..everything else was perfect. On the day, the staff went above and beyond for us, always nearby for any request, big or small. The staff in reception were also very friendly and helpful and both our families commented on how nice they were. Would definitely recommend Barberstown Castle!!!
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Hi Claire and Shane! It was a delight to host your wedding at the Castle, and we're so happy to hear you had a great day, thank you! We hope you'll have memories to treasure for a long time to come. Please be sure to come back to us again soon!!
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First and foremost, the staff at Barberstown are absolutely fantastic to deal with and I belive they are the real selling point for this venue. I was an absolute stress-ball on the run up to the wedding, wondering if everything I had in my head would work to plan, but I literally didn't have to lift a finger on the day, or even ask anyone to see if everything was going to plan - it's all perfectly coordinated by the wonderful staff who see to every little detail. These guys have at least one wedding pretty much every weekend of the year and their professionalism and expertise shines through - they know what they're doing!! The food is wonderful, we had so many compliments on the menu, and you have so much room to play around with what drinks and food you can provide your guests with on the day, they are so flexible! Of course, if you've seen the venue, you'll know it's beautiful and a wonderful place to spend the day. If you're having your ceremony onsite, you literally do not have to leave the building until you want to call it a night. We couldn't have asked for a more romantic venue. It's perfect. The rooms are very generous in space, spotlessly clean, luxurious and very cosy! What can I say, it's a wonderful venue to have your wedding - do not hesitate! You will be in very very good hands.
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Thank you so much Aoife and Kevin, your words mean such a lot to us. We're so happy that you enjoyed your day! We absolutely loved all the little touches that you both added to the venue as well, your personalities really shone through! Looking forward to seeing you both again soon.
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We were married on 5th September 2015 and are so happy with our decision to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Barberstown Castle. Our every need was met with a smile and nothing was too much trouble. The staff team were excellent and went a long way to make our wedding day an amazing day! We met with our main organiser several times and she made great suggestions and recommendations as to how the day would work best. We had a dedicated staff member on the day to make sure everyone was in the right place at the right. The banquet co-ordinator made sure everything was in order for the dining area. The food was amazing and there was plenty of it! The accommodation was beautiful. Our guests are still contacting us praising the venue! We had dinner in the Castle Keep the night before our wedding and it was a huge success too - the setting was great! If you're planning your wedding - go to Barberstown and see what they do! They won't let you down!
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We could not speak any higher of Barberstown Castle! We were married there on the 21st of August 2015 and truly had the best day of our lives (we aren't usually so cheesy but it is true). We decided to have a humanist wedding which was held in the ceremony room. Gretchen and all the staff really made this perfect and took out any of the hassle. They had the room set up as we wished (wooden chairs, candles and flowers) so we didn't need to bring anything in. The staff on the day were truly great. My regret is not learning their names! The general manager helped coordinate walking into the room (as well as the nerves) and when John (my husband) happened to walk into a candelabra after the ceremony :), the staff were straight over to help and took his jacket into the kitchen to sort for pictures. They were all so friendly and on hand with drinks and food for the bridal party when we were having our pictures taken too. We got so many compliments on the food (particularly the curry and sweet potato soup). We also decided to do a sweet table which the staff set up on the night. Since the wedding we have had so many messages of thanks for such a great day - the food, the venue etc. I just loved everything. The rooms are so unique and homely, the banquet hall gives off a nice Game of Thrones vibe (which we loved, especially cutting the cake with a sword) and the castle and gardens are just beautiful. The open fires and smell of turf really adds to the feel of the place too! I could go on forever! We will be back for a weekend break (even though it's not far from Dublin) but we just love the place so much.
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I can't say enough about the staff, each and everyone of them could not do enough for us. We knew we would have nothing to worry about. Every small detail was taken care off. The venue is fab and food was fantastic. I wish we could do it all over again.
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Fab venue, brilliant staff, we had an amazing day.! xx
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Absolutely stunning venue. Looked at it for my own wedding and fell in love with it. The room where you can have a civil ceremony is breath-taking. The only reason we did not book our wedding there was that for our numbers it was too expensive. Gretchen was incredibly helpful when we went to view the place with regard to having our wedding there. Really wish I could have found the money to had our wedding there. It is just stunning and when you go to a wedding in Barberstown it is unforgettable!! Like stepping back in time. Especially the buildings and decor and grounds.
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My daughter had her reception in Barberstown Castle last July. From the minute we all arrived we were overwhelmed with the hospitality and the whole atmosphere of the venue.The food was more than excellent, everyone of the guests remarked on it and said it was the best wedding they attended for a long time. My daughter and her Husband were very pleased with everything. They are back in Australia but have great memories.
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The venue usually set up the function room on Sunday for potential brides/grooms to see the room as it would be on their wedding day. Much better than trying to visualize it in an empty room OR popping by before a wedding party arrives. The team were extremely helpful and flexible and accommodated all of our requests no matter how bizarre!
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Can you send my thanks to The Best Men, they were absolutely brilliant at our wedding on Sunday - I danced all night!Thanks so much xx
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It’s hard to put into words the truly magical day that we had a Barberstown Castle for our wedding. It was amazing from start to finish, the venue, food, service, staff everything was outstanding quality. I would highly recommend it as a wedding venue to anyone planning their day. It surpassed all my dreams as to how great it would be even though I knew it was going to be special from the first day we were shown around back in January. Everyone was saying that it was the most beautiful wedding they had been at and a lot of that was down to you all at the venue.
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Hi Eimear and Catriona, Now the dust has settled and David and I are just back to work I wanted to write and thank you both so much for everything that you and all of the staff at Barberstown did to make our wedding day on 24th August so amazing! When we first visited Barberstown last year we were sold on it as our wedding venue. You promised all the things we wanted from a wedding venue, fabulous food, attention to detail and that everything we wanted would be taken care of. I can honestly say that you delivered on all that and more. In the run up to the wedding you were both fantastic to deal with which made me remain so calm and relaxed about it all. The whole weekend was so special for David and me and both of our families. Nothing was a problem and as a bride staying there the night before the wedding I couldn't have felt more relaxed or at home knowing we were in excellent and expert hands! It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to look back on that weekend and say we wouldn't have changed anything about it. All of our guests enjoyed it so much, the food was fabulous all weekend and we have so many happy memories to treasure. Please pass on our appreciation to everyone at Barberstown and we'll be back next year to celebrate one year! David's Mum wants the two families to get together again for a night next August…not very romantic but would be great fun! We can have romance the other 364 days of the year!!! If I am ever asked my opinion of Barberstown Castle as a wedding venue or for a night away I will only have the best things to say and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks again
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Hi Eimear & Catriona, We just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks again so much for all your help and assistance with our wedding day on March 2nd, also an extended thank you to Paddy and all the team who looked after us so well on the day. You both were a pleasure to deal with and made the whole experience so easy. Our day was wonderful. Both ourselves and our guests had a ball; the venue was wonderful, the food delicious and the service excellent. We are both now huge fans of Barberstown and that’s down to all of you guys!! We wish you the best of luck with the rest of the wedding season and hope to see you soon when we are in for dinner or in the bistro sometime. Thank you so much again.
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To Catriona, Paddy and all the staff at Barberstown Castle, Thank you so much for all your help in making our Wedding Day a truly memorable occasion for us and all our guests. We had an amazing day!
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We got married in Barberstown Castle in December just gone. From start to finish the entire team were wonderful to deal with. As we planned our wedding from Australia, it was difficult at times but Eimear made it so much easier with her lovely emails and calls. Anything I ever had a query about, she would be back to me before I could even turn my computer off. She always reassured me and advised me on anything I was worried about. Our day was even more magical than I imagined. I had heard about the famous Paddy that the girls had raved about, and he definitely lived up to his reputation! He was unbelievable on the day, anything we needed he would sort it straight away, and he put us completely at ease. Him and all the team on the day were beyond outstanding, and were there until the very early hours of the morning until the final few left (which included us!) If you're considering Barberstown Castle as a wedding venue, do not hesitate. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Our day was absolutely magical and one that will have a very special place in our hearts, and our families and friends hearts forever more. Thanks so much to each and everyone of you at Barberstown Castle
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Dear Eimear, Caitriona, Gretchen, Paddy and TEAM,. We just wanted to thank you so much for everything running up to and during the wedding. We had the most wonderful day and every single little detail had been taken care of. We knew as soon as we saw Barberstown that we wanted to have our reception with you and as the process of organising it progressed, again and again we realised we had made the best decision. From the outset ye were great for answering all our (often repeated) questions and putting our minds at ease! So many people at our wedding really did say it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and considering a lot of them were into their 70s and had seen a lot of nieces and nephews married off before us, that really is quite something. We continue to receive compliments on the food, the staff and the hotel itself. Those who stayed the night before and had the dinner also seem to be in awe of the quality and standard of food - our sincere compliments to your amazing chef and his fantastic staff! We hope you all had a great New Year and we know we will be back for a dinner at some point. Thank you again for taking such good care of us, our family and friends and know that you gave us the most special day possible.
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To Catriona and Eimear, Myself and Alan are just back from honeymoon and starting to get back to reality! We both want to say a huge thank you to yourself and Richard for your help in the run up to the wedding. I would also be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to Paddy for all his help on the day. He was brilliant on the day from start to finish - Alan said he was a legend! We were both so happy with how the day went. Barberstown really is a unique wedding venue and with all of the candles lighting on the day looks magical. The food was superb - my guests are still talking about it and the service was fantastic. The evening candlelight BBQ was great too - a real surprise for our guests!We can't wait to get to see our professional photos in the venue - and we will send some to you when we do. We will call out to say thank you in person soon - any excuse to go out to Barberstown again
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To Eimear, Where do I start? All I can say is that I want to say Thank You so much for your help over the past few weeks. I felt so comfortable and we both felt so important when we met you some weeks ago. We would like to thank you and all the staff for making our day run so smoothly and despite the weather nothing could have put a dampener on the day and that's down to the great service and food and professional high standards of the Hotel. Thanks a million We will drop out soon
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Hi Eimear, Sorry this has taken so long! Thank you so much for all your help during the build up to our wedding last weekend! We had a truly memorable day and it is a credit to you, Paddy and all the staff that everyone we have spoken to since had an equally wonderful experience! We really will cherish the fact that we were able to celebrate in such wonderful surroundings! You really did play a huge part in making the whole planning and preparation stress-free and we will be forever grateful for that. We would also be delighted to recommend Barberstown to anyone, and I'm pretty sure you may be getting some inquiries from some of our guests who are getting married soon! Again, thank you so much for all your help and assistance over the last year or so - it was a superb day. And please pass on our thanks to Paddy, Peadar and the rest of the staff who were on duty throughout the day and night! Thanks,
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Thank you so much for a wonderful day & also many thanks to Richard, Paddy & staff. We can’t thank you enough; everything was spot on & service exceptional. We got so many compliments about the venue, service but above all the food on the day. It so impressed all our guests & they are still talking about the beef!! Again, thanks so much and if we decide to do it again your top on our list...All the best for the future in Barberstown.
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Myles and I wanted to pass on our huge thanks for you guys for your help in organizing our wedding. Everything went very well, and we were delighted with the room layout, the meal, the staff and the hospitality our guests were shown. We were also thrilled with the great job that Paddy did for us on the day, he really looked after us all very well. We will drop by at the weekend to say thanks in person.
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"Words can barely describe how grateful we are to the Barberstown Castle team for making July 2nd 2011 as perfect a day as we could have ever imagined. We can have nothing but good words to say from the first interaction via web enquiry to the checkout the morning after our wedding. Richard was very patient in showing the banquet hall to a few family members who needed to act as our eyes as we were living in the USA. Gretchen and Eimear sent numerous photos to act as back up for the good reviews we had received. Management were so confident (and rightly so!!) that we would love the venue when we saw it in person that they were willing to work with us on the deposit required to secure the date. After we saw the venue in person we knew we had made the right decision. All subsequent emails and telephone calls were dealt with in a timely and professional manner. Thank you for your patience too as we had many queries! The wedding day itself can only be described as perfection. The moment we stepped out of the car and on to the red carpet we were greeted by Paddy with a glass of champagne. It can't be easy making more than 200 guests feel that they were very important to the success of the wedding, yet they managed to do it flawlessly. The banquet hall itself was better than we expected the flowers and candles really added to the magical feel. The top table set up makes you feel like a high chief and many of our guests felt the need to bow in jest as they passed us to get to the bar area! The food was amazing and all our guests commented on how much of it there was, many guests had second helpings! The wait staff were phenomenal in how they managed to ensure everyone was served very promptly. The wine kept flowing during dinner and the bar tenders worked tirelessly until the early hours of the morning. The late night barbeque is a lovely add on and it really separates Barberstown's package from the standard sandwiches and tea that you receive at other venues. The Irish weather decided to play its part which meant that the courtyard and gardens were utilised to their full potential. They are perfect for photo opportunities. We had many travelling from the States and further afield and all commented on how beautifully maintained the gardens were. The accommodation in the castle can only be described as magical, All our guests felt the same way! Four poster beds a plenty! We had block booked every room and nobody was disappointed! As with many other people who have reviewed your venue, we forgot to pass on our thanks to Paddy on the night in question. The best man found him a pleasure to deal with and no request was too much for him or his team.....so thank you Paddy and please pass on the same to your wonderful team! You all played a criticial role in creating a day and night we will never forget! "
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We had an outstanding day on the 30th and cannot thank all the team in Barberstown enough for your professionalism and expertise. Please extend our heartfelt thanks to Paddy (every home should have one!!). As soon as we pulled up to the door and Paddy handed us a glass of champagne, we knew we were in the most capable hands and we did not have one single worry for the rest of the day. He was just fabulous and my only regret is I don’t think I conveyed to him on the day what a difference his capable calm nature meant to us. I think everyone who attended remarked to us about the quality of the food and most people said it was the best meal they have ever had at a wedding. The waiting staff were so effortless in the way they glided around the room and even from the top table, I could see that their professionalism didn’t waver once. Once we booked the hotel nearly 2 years ago, we felt very confident that we had made a really good decision but even knowing that, our experience exceeded our expectations. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Castle to anyone thinking of booking and the atmosphere of the room on a chilly December evening is quite simply hard to beat. To you Jennifer, a massive thank you. You were a pleasure to deal with and the speed and efficiency with which any query we had was dealt with was really very impressive. A special thanks to Gretchen too. We are happy to provide a testimonial to couples considering Barberstown Castle for their special day. It will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Many thanks to you, Paddy and all the Team.

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