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The Village Barn

Main Street , Tyrrellspass, Co Westmeath
Reviews (6) 5/5
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The Village Barn and Willies is an exclusive hire quirky wedding venue located in the very picturesque village of Tyrrellspass in Co Westmeath.  Family run by David Smyth and his daughter Amy, the Village Barn boasts cobble lock courtyard, extensive gardens, the Sanctuary, the Orangery and main barn and Willies Bar.  Whether you are looking for small intimate gathering or a large craic fill day, we are the perfect space to celebrate the most memorable day of your lives with your nearest and dearest. A dedicated manager on the day ensures that your day is stress free and fun filled.

Willies Bar

We have our own Local Bar Willies open all year round, the ideal location for a pre ceremony drink or an exquisite whiskey form our extensive collection or a creamy pint of Arthur's finest! A warm welcome always awaits with the fire lit in the colder months.

The Sanctuary 

Our sanctuary complete with pews, is the ideal setting for exchanging vows surrounded by your nearest and dearest.  Boasting lots of natural light and stained glass it is licensed for civil ceremonies, blessings and civil partnerships and complete with PA system and balcony.  

The Orangery  

Our Orangery, a mix of old stone walls and rustic glazing, boasts an eclectic mix of furniture, grape vines and fully stocked bar.  The perfect spot for the pre dinner drinks reception, night before family gathering or a small intimate Day 2 celebration.  It can extend via 2 African tent options to keep up to 200 guests dry!!   

The Courtyard and Gardens  

Our cobble lock courtyard with its abundance of florals is what greets you.  Rambling on through the big red gates down the old lane will bring you to the sanctuary while going through the little red gate will bring you directly to the gardens and eventually to the orangery.  Always well maintained by our brilliant gardener Teresa, both locations are the perfect backdrop for photos but posed and natural!!

The Barn

Rebuilt to match the layout of an old store area, bakery and hardware, the Barn boasts panoramic windows making the most of it rural setting, an abundance of natural light, airy high roofs and lots of cozy corners.  With a seating capacity of 200, fully stocked bar and stage, its the perfect location for small intimate weddings of 50 but equally works for numbers up to 200.  Old tables and school desks with mismatched chairs feel perfectly at home on the polished concrete creating a relaxed chilled out atmosphere for you and your guests.

Our Food

Coming from a beef farm just 25 minutes away and owning a catering company, our food offer is carefully prepared and cooked onsite using locally sourced ingredients.  All our desserts are homemade and rumour has it our ice cream is amazing!                                                                                                                                                                       

Our Staff

We are blessed to have a great crew who always give 110%, many who are with us since we started. Junior in Willies will tell a great story (in fairness when you're around as long as he is it's not surprising) while Catherine down in the barn always ensures that everything is spot on and ready for the day! 


6 reviews
Quality of service4.9/5
Peter and Jennie Lonergan
Added 7th Sep 2022
Wedding 14th Aug 2022
We celebrated our wedding at The Village Barn and had the best time. It exceeded all of our hopes! David and his team were so helpful and willing to answer any questions in the planning stages. On the day the customer service was exceptional-the staff went above and beyond to cater for guests with food allergies and to make sure everyone got home safe. The place itself is beautiful with such a fun and relaxed atmosphere-which was exactly what we wanted for our wedding celebration. Would definitely recommend!
Response from The Village Barn
Hi Guys Thanks a mil for your compliments and kind words. As I said on the day a relaxed couple makes our job so much easier and ye were super chilled and up for fun. Thanks again
Sinead Sheerin
Added 7th Sep 2022
Wedding 7th May 2022
Couldn't fault the village barn. David & his daughter Amy pulled out all the stops to ensure we had a great day. Such a nice alternative and quirky venue. Everyone commented on what a unique & fun wedding it was :)
Response from The Village Barn
Hi Sinead, thanks for your review and compliments, was a pleasure looking after yourself and David and delighted ye had a great day with us. Hopefully ye will be back as guest in the future.
Mandy Egan
Added 4th Oct 2022
Wedding 29th Apr 2022
Such a stunning venue from inside to outside its just breath taking. David ,amy and all the staff couldnt do enough for you. Such an easy going relaxed enviroment. Great option to have the chapel there and have your ceremony all in one. Food is class great option to suit everyone needs. We wish them all the best :)
Leona Stedmond
Added 5th Sep 2022
Wedding 12th Mar 2022
Couldn't have asked for more of a wedding venue. They were so accommodating of all our needs and date changes with covid. Not only did they provide a STELLAR meal that all of my guests were raving about but they also catered to my specific allergies without having to miss out on any part of the meal. The grounds are absolutely stunning. Chill vibes with a classy twist. Stunning location, stunning food and wonderful hosts. Would do the whole day all over again in a heartbeat. Cannot recommend them enough.
Response from The Village Barn
Hi Leona, what a class review you have given us, thank you so much for all your kind words. 'Chill vibes with a classy twist', I will definitely use this line in the future. imagine Covid was nearly still a thing back in March, thankfully its no longer causing date changes!! thanks aging and might see you as a guest in the future, we are currently extending so you can spot the differences next time we see you.
Laura Coyne
Added 2nd Nov 2021
Wedding 22nd Oct 2021
David, Amy and the team in the Village Barn go above and beyond. Everything from the relaxed atmosphere, to the food, to the venue as a whole is just sensational. A hidden gem, I really cannot praise it enough. Our wedding day was just magic!!
Response from The Village Barn
Thanks Laura, delighted with your compliments, ye were so laid back ye made our job very easy and enjoyable. Wishing ye all the best in your future married life.
Ben M.
Added 22nd Dec 2021
Wedding 14th Oct 2021
The Village Barn is a smashing place to get married. David and his team have done an incredible job to create a style and atmosphere in this quirky wedding venue in Tyrellspass that is intimate, laid-back, and fun, with a healthy bohemian twist for good measure. We were delighted with our choice to go ahead with a non-religious wedding ceremony at the Village Barn's very own ceremony venue known as the Barn. The pew benches gave a nice church feel to the venue which we liked but style of the building and our ability to decorate it as we liked gave it more personal feel. The Orangery was probably our favorite part of the venue owing to the super interior, internal planting scheme, huge panes of glass looking out to the Sanctuary and the garden and the top class Guiness which my guests believe is some of the best they have tried (not an easy feat!). We couldn't have asked for nicer food and all our wedding guests complemented their meal combined with the service. Thanks to David and his team once again.
Response from The Village Barn
Hey Ben thanks for the review. Delighted that ye were chosen as the winners of 'A Hero's Wedding Dream' (A free complete wedding Day gifted by 20+ suppliers to a front line worker in thanks for working during the pandemic) and we got to host your wedding as our part of your free wedding Day. A magical day was had and thanks again to Aoife O'Sullivan Photography and Tina Mc Grath Wild bunch flowers for dreaming up the idea!!
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