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The Village Barn

Main Street , Tyrrellspass, Co Westmeath
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The Village Barn, nestled in the quaint village of Tyrrelspass, Co. Westmeath, right in the heart of the Irish midlands, is an exclusive and wonderfully unique, rustic wedding venue that is brimming with character and is sure to blow you away.

Surprisingly inauspicious from the outside, one would never imagine that behind this unassuming little country pub set on the main street of a picturesque little village, would lie the most enchanting and magical wedding venue.

Being a little over 1 hour from Dublin & Galway, The Village Barn is very accessible and accessed by all major roadways. With facilities to hold up to 180+ guests comfortably alongside many quirky accommodation options, you are assured both you and your guests will be catered for. 

We have a highly experienced and dedicated team of wedding organisers who will work alongside you to bring your vision to life. 

Willies Bar

Willies Bar is a typical, homely Irish pub with tonnes of character, a warm and friendly atmosphere and a top class creamy pint of Guinness. It has an old world charm with original stone walls adorned with historical pictures, a cosy snug bar and a warm and inviting lounge with an open fire. Willies Bar is a little piece of history and has certainly held many a “shindig” over the years – If these walls could talk, we’re sure they would have a story or two to tell! Our wonderful barman Junior who, on many occasions, is known to have solved the worlds problems whilst serving one of our speciality whiskeys, is always on hand.

This unassuming little pub is a hub of activity and it is the perfect place for your guests to have pre-ceremony drinks and catch up with one another before the festivities of the day begin. 

The Sanctuary 

The Sanctuary is the ideal setting for you and your partner to exchange your vows. Set at the end of a beautiful tree lined walkway, this is not “any old” ceremony room – it is a very special, unique chapel which oozes romance. It is in this very special space that you and your partner, in the company of your nearest and dearest, get to say your all-important “I Do’s”.

The building itself is brimming with character and is a feast for the senses. With ornate pews, stained glass windows, a very special viewing gallery and bucket loads of natural light even in winter, The Sanctuary creates the most spectacular and intimate backdrop for your ceremony.

The chapel is licenced for Civil Ceremonies, Blessings and Civil Partnerships. With a full PA system to hand, you have the freedom to choose your very own musical soundtrack for your ceremony and we can cater for solo musicians or small musical groups in this space. The Sanctuary has all the ingredients for you both to create an unforgettable and unique wedding ceremony. 

The Orangery  

Following your wedding nuptials, you and your guests will continue the celebrations over pre-dinner drinks in The Orangery. This inviting area is the perfect spot to mingle with your guests over delicious canapés while sipping a tipple of your choice. With a fully stocked bar, beautifully exposed original stone work and an outdoor patio area boasting panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, The Orangery is sure to delight your guests, both young and old.

The Orangery is a very rustic, eclectic space which allows for you and your guests to relax into your surroundings. With the option of covering the outdoor area with 2 spectacular African tents, you and your guests can take full advantage of the outdoor area regardless of the weather. In the colder months, the open fire is always ablaze and for those balmy summer days, The Orangery offers a cool retreat from the warm summer sun. The clever, functional design creates a seamless indoor outdoor flow and it truly is the ideal spot to fully immerse yourself into your idyllic surroundings. 

The Courtyard and Gardens  

Our courtyard and gardens are meticulously maintained and offer an unrivalled backdrop for your wedding photographs. We strive to plant native, indigenous plants that are not only beautiful but remain in keeping with the local flora and fauna and our wildflowers keep the bees buzzing in the summertime. Whatever the season, our courtyard and gardens are beautifully presented and in-keeping with the time of year. 

The Barn

There is a reason this exquisite building is our name sake. The Barn, with its high vaulted ceilings, rustic reclaimed school tables, mismatched chairs, panoramic countryside views and inspiring décor is what sets this reception venue apart from the competition. The Barn really has the “wow” factor.

Loving restored in 2013 and keeping in tune with its surroundings, The Barn is a truly magnificent space where old world character meets new world design. We have worked tirelessly to ensure this venue remains timeless alongside allowing each couple to create a truly unforgettable, bespoke wedding reception.The relaxed environment coupled with cosy snug corners, an open fire, decadent chandeliers and quirky treasures all lend to the rustic vibe.

Boasting a fully stocked bar with all the essentials to ensure you and your guests are catered for, a large dance floor to dance the night away, a PA system and stage you have all the ingredients for a spectacular night of celebrating. Rest assured your guests will be talking about your wedding day for many years to come!

The Barn offers so much more than your typical wedding venue – it is a labour of love which we hope is evident in our careful and thoughtful restoration of the building and its surroundings. 

Our Food

We only use the finest, locally sourced ingredients in our dishes. Our owner, David, has successfully run his own catering company for over 25 years so he is very particular about his food! Our chefs are highly skilled at creating dishes catering to all and, rumour has it, our homemade ice-cream is to die for!!!

In keeping with the ethos of The Barn, we serve all meals “family style” which is a wonderfully engaging way for guests to interact whilst digging in to some pretty spectacular grub if we do say so ourselves

Our Staff

We are very lucky to have a team of amazing, dedicated people who are passionate about providing excellent customer care alongside knowing how to interact and have the craic with our guests. The staff here at The Village Barn is like one big family, and once you decide to book your special day with us, you become a part of that ever growing clan. Each of us has an important and valued role to play in your overall wedding experience. From your initial enquiry right the way through to your wedding day, you will always have a member of our dedicated and experienced team on-hand to provide you with the support you need. 


10 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
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
Rosie Hannon
Added 14th Mar 2023
Wedding 6th Aug 2022
Rosie & Harmon We got married in the Villagebarn on the 06.08.22 and wow what an amazing day we had,from the very first minute to the very last sing song that night,we had thee most amazing and memorable day of our life’s. David and his Daughter Amy looked after our every need even the needs we didn’t know we had ???? the team on the day were an absolute credit to you guys and if we could go back and do it all over again we can honestly say that we wouldn’t change a thing. We have heard comments from our guest like “the best wedding we have ever been too” that’s pretty amazing for us as a couple but we couldn’t have had such a fun filled day without all the team at the Villagebarn. I’m hoping that we will get to return some day as a guest,100% the most magical wedding venue.
Response from The Village Barn
Hey guys, Thank you both so much for such a lovely review. It's heart-warming to hear that both you and your guests had such a wonderful day and we loved every moment of it too! Hopefully we will get to welcome you guys again in the future. Thanks again for everything and for trusting us with your most special day!
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 :)
Oonagh Meagher
Added 14th Mar 2023
Wedding 1st Apr 2022
Our family celebrated my daughter and son in law's wedding at the Village Barn. Kelly and Ben were adamant they didn't want a hotel wedding and wanted to do it in their own unique style. They found the Barn and they were hooked As mother of the bride I was naturally a little anxious coming up to the wedding, hoping that everything would go to plan and all the guests and especially the bride and groom would be happy. I need not have worried a bit, Dave, Any and the team ensured that we had the day of our lives. Such a fun party from start to finish. Any has a special skill of quietly, without fuss preempting anything that needs to be done to ensure the day runs perfectly without the bride and groom having to be bothered with anything on the day. Food was beautiful and plentiful, loved the "family style" dining option. Almost a year on and we are all still blown away by this Amazing Venue. Book it and you won't be disappointed.
Response from The Village Barn
Oonagh, thank you so much for your kind words, they really do mean so much to us. It was our pleasure to welcome you all last April. Isn't our Amy something else? We really are so lucky with all of the staff here at The Barn, they are so professional in their approach to work yet always manage to mingle and have the craic with our guests. We are delighted you all - Kelly and Ben most importantly - had a wonderful day.
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.
Jaymee cullen
Added 14th Mar 2023
Wedding 19th Oct 2021
We are locals to the barn and tyrrellspass so we're no strangers to David and the team. We were thrilled with our wedding, it was all we wished for and more. Over a year on and our guests are still talking about the stunning venue and delicious food. It's such a private and exclusive venue so you really do feel as if you escape the real world and get to fully enjoy your wedding bubble with just your chosen guests. There grounds, orangery and barn all offer so many photo opportunities and is a photographers dream which also means you don't need to leave the venue for photos and can hop right back in to guests when you are done
Response from The Village Barn
Hey guys, thanks so much for your amazing review. We are so happy to read you had such a wonderful time and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you and your guests - what a great day it was!! We hope to welcome you again in the future
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!!
Dermot and Suzie Dunne
Added 14th Mar 2023
Wedding 25th Sep 2020
Originally our wedding was booked for July, but due to the madness of covid, we were left unsure if we would be able to go ahead. Thanks to David, Amy and the wonderful crew in The Barn, we had our special day in September. From start to finish they guys were on hand to help with everything. We had what I can only describe as a fairytale day. The Barn is such a unique setting, you completely forget about the outside world once in there. The staff are amazing, The food to die for( especially Davids garlic potatoes) oh and homemade ice cream.... You have such a wide range of food to choose from too. There isn't enough words to express how wonderful the place really is. And how at ease you feel in their hands. If you are looking for something unique and relaxed. Then The Barn is the place to go.
Response from The Village Barn
Guys thank you so much for such a lovely review. HUGE thanks for your patience during the madness of covid. We are delighted you both where able to have the day you more than deserved despite the craziness in the world at the time and we hope we offered you and your guest the escape from that madness - even just for the day!! And yes, we can't even be modest the garlic potatoes and ice cream are truly delicious! We hope to welcome you again sometime in the future!
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