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Barnabrow Country House

Cloyne, Barnabrow House, Cloyne, Cork
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View our New Wedding Packages - just launched! Extra Special Offering: 'Design Your Own'. Gives maximum flexibility for mood, style and price. 150 guests can be seated for dinner. Accommodation for 100 guests in the Manor House, courtyard buildings and cottages. Perfect for intimate weddings Close to Cork city but right in the idyllic East Cork countryside Barnabrow is famed for its food prepared by Michelin Star-trained Chef, Stuart Bowes. Civil Ceremonies conducted both indoors and outdoors . Winter Wedding Packages Mid week Drink Reception Offers Next day events can be facilitated No venue charge.

The meandering pathways at Barnabrow beckon guests to explore. They delight in the nooks and crannies that they unearth and are surprised by the occasional fairy that passes them by.
Sometimes this is the effect of the champagne that they are sipping on the deck that catches distant glimpses of Ballycotton Bay. They are relaxing now, after the exchange of vows, which was held in the Fairy Grove, beneath tall trees that dappled the sunlight to make the whole ceremony look like an Impressionist painting.
The canapes prepared by Michelin star-trained chef, Stuart Bowes, tantalise the palate and promise of the wedding feast to come. Your guests are charmed; they wonder at your cleverness to have found such a secret and to have brought them here. The tension of the past months begins to melt – your serene visage is momentarily glimpsed by a discreet photographer and is preserved forever. You look beautiful.


8 reviews
Quality of service4.8/5
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Unfortunately I was not 100% happy with my experience with Barnabrow. The outdoor space is beautiful but the bedrooms need a good bit of TLC. The restaurant manager was wonderful and did a great job running our wedding. We did have a few issues though which really upset us - Our cake toppers and other parts of our wedding cake were dumped, and the cleaners asked us to leave the bridal suite at 11:30 am but other guests who hadn't paid for late check out weren't disturbed until well after lunch. We also found that information was lost in the planning process as we had to deal with 2 different receptionist. Things would have run smoother if we were dealing directly with Christine from day 1. A number of our guests also commented on negative encounters with the owner during breakfast the following morning. We also found her to be rude, dismissive and very disrespectful. She didn't even congratulate us on our marriage our thank us for our business. We had ~120 people at our wedding and nearly all the rooms at the venue were booked so the owner would have been making a lot of money off our day. It's just unfortunate that she wasn't grateful for that.
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We had our Wedding in Barnabrow last Month and I must say that from the second we drove up we knew it was the place for us and after dealing with Susan and Amy that certainty was further cemented. They are the most amazing ladies you could hope to have helping you plan your wedding. They were super fast in all their responses and were always there to answer all our hundreds of questions! The day itself was pure magic, the sun shone even through there was a storm the day before and after and we'd like to think that the magic that Barnabrow holds was sprinkled on us that day. We got ready in the Cottages which are huge and well equipped, we had family from abroad and our own kids as well so the cottages were ideal for our needs. The drinks reception and canapes were delicious and with the weather so nice we were even able to have our musicians play outside while everyone enjoyed the decking and outdoor seating. Now the Food, there is only one word for the Food That Stuart sends out of his kitchen, Flawless! Every single guest adored the food and many have said they will be going back again for sunday lunch. The grounds are beautiful, spread out and quiet, but do bear in mind that there is a lot of steps if you have people in a wheelchair or elderly but there is always a solution so dont let that deter you from going to take a look at Barnabrow, you wont be disappointed. A special mention too for Marcel and all the amazing staff that looked after us during the day, you were all friendly, happy and courteous to the guests and many were singing your praises the next day! As we were there for a few days we had a BBQ the day after in the cottage, to be fair we had to eat inside as the weather was so shocking outside but wow again the food was amazing and lots of it. From both of us thank you so much for helping make our wedding such an amazing and memorable day.
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Great staff , very flexible , amazing setting in east cork , the food was a class of it's own. Highly recommend this venue in every way . Will go back for Sunday lunch
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Oh to do it all again, I wouldn't change a thing. Barnabrow House is the ideal venue for any wedding, every nook and cranny is a picture opportunity. The food was a banquet, the staff friendly, helpful and made our wedding planning almost a pleasure. We had a winter wedding and the mood lighting, turf fires and after bar for our sing song will love in mind for ever. Thank you so much for making our day memorable
Response from Barnabrow Country House
So happy that you enjoyed the day - it was our pleasure to look after you. Come back in a few years times for a Renewal of the Vows? Best Wishes Geraldine
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I actually think this place was so amazing and really want all my friends to get married here so I can go back. Food is unreal, the place has such a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are chilled, super helpful also and will do all you ask of them without question. I got married outside in August and it was like Spain! Unreal and more then I could ever dream. Also it is affordable!!!
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I cannot speak highly enough of Barnabrow House. We had our wedding there in August 2018 and everything was perfect. The staff, the food, the venue, the atmosphere, the list goes on. Our guests all said they felt like they were in a villa in Italy or Spain (we also had a gorgeous day weather wise). Nothing was a problem to the staff they really went above and beyond for us, especially Susan who is an absolute gem!! Would love love love to do it all over again!! Thanks Barnabrow! :-)
Response from Barnabrow Country House
Thanks you very much for your kind words. The rain that 'you did not invite' stayed away - thankfully! Some of your family have been back since. Hopefully we will see you soon. Kind regards Geraldine
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Very professional and helpful staff, easy to deal with and there was no problem with looking at the venue a few times. The waiters / waitresses and bar staff on the day were so friendly & nothing was too much trouble.
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Have to say they really were fantastic on the wedding day itself and all of our guests loved the venue, accommodation and food.
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