Wedding Reviews for Barnabrow Country House

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 31 reviews



on Mon, 12th of August, 2019
We would like to thank you all so much for our recent wedding at Barnabrow House (July 6th 2019)

Myself and Stephen were blown away by Barnabrow from day one and after
Seeing the venue knew it was for us. It was actually the only venue we visited.

From the day we booked to check out the day

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after everything at Barnabrow has been so easy and made the whole process of wedding planning so much less stressful.

Every single guest on the day commented on the beauty of the house and the grounds, the very relaxed feeling and the outstanding food. It was our main hope for the day that everyone was well fed and relaxed and Barnabrow most definitely made this possible.

I would like to thank the reception/ wedding planning team, especially Amy, Susan, Jessica and Jess who were so helpful in guiding us through the entire process and the fastest email reply’s I have ever experienced.

Also thank you for being so accommodating to guests of mine who changed accommodation and had issues the day of. It was very much appreciated.

Can I in particular pay complement to the three bar men on the night. I apologise I didn’t get all their names. For the size of the wedding compared to the bar there was never a wait and everyone was complimenting them for their professional management of the bar and speed.

Can I pay a particular compliment to one of the bar men, Blake( I hope I have the name right). On the night we needed something to eat for my Mom who has recently been ill. As she had gone to
Bed we never thought to keep her some of the afters food and he really went above and beyond to help us in getting something for her late that night. He looked around and managed to find something suitable. This small gesture meant a lot to us and we are very grateful to him and impressed by his professionalism. We hope you will acknowledge this with him and please pass on our sincere gratitide.

We cannot fault the amazing service we received from Barnabrow from day one and would have no hesitation in recommending the venue to anyone for any occasion. We definitely hope to be back for celebrations in the future and make many more happy memories at Barnabrow.

Many thanks again,
Una and Stephen Grogan
on Fri, 31st of May, 2019
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

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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 canapés 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 don't 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.
on Sat, 25th of May, 2019
The most amazing wedding venue from the get go! We honestly could not have asked for a better day.

From planning stages, to the food tasting, to the day itself we were highly impressed with the high quality of everything.

Barnabrow country house is so special , so unique and from the minute I

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saw it i fell in love with the place. The decoration , the cosy friendly atmosphere just warms peoples hearts

It really is a little piece of heaven in the cork ????

We can’t fault a simple thing! We found all of the staff so easy to work with and so professional. Thanks so much for making our day one we will never forget and we will be back x
on Sat, 11th of May, 2019
Barnabrow House, where do I start firstly by saying THANK YOU!!! We had our wedding here Easter weekend 20th of April 2019. From the very moment, we met the owner Geraldine we knew this was where we were going to get married. We got married in the fairy grove on the grounds of Barnabrow, which was

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like something from a fairytale. The venue itself is magical and amazing, the staff were outstanding on the day. The food was top class, and the management staff of Susan, Amy, Kristine were soooo helpful and couldn't do enough they worked very hard to ensure the day went smoothly. We will never forget our wedding day here it will stay with us forever. We stayed in the cottages the night before which are part of Barnabrow and the space and beauty of the cottages we're unbelievable. This place is a hidden gem in the heart of East Cork, we will be back very soon to eat and stay here, along with our family. Along with many other people who came to our wedding !! I could just go on and on, we left with smiles, we were left with great memories of this beautiful well taken care of venue, very caring staff, excellent owner. Accommodation in Barnabrow has rooms also in the venue it was just breathtaking, attention to detail was sublime, the breakfast after the next day was the icing on the cake, it was delicious, again staff so attentive. So if you want good service, top class food, amazing staff, and unique wedding here is the place to go too 10/10 .
on Fri, 11th of January, 2019
We had our wedding at Barnabrow House in July 2018. Our wedding was organised my parents in Cork as we are based in Australia. Barnabrow was very good at communicating everything by email, and they were really easy to deal with. I know Mum & Dad found them very helpful on the ground and any changes

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we wanted to make (eg last min menu change) were not a problem! The rooms were beautiful and everyone commented on how unique the place was! We loved the house and gardens and it had a lovely rustic feeling. Lots of great spots for photos too. We were lucky with the weather so it was fabulous having the drinks reception on the outside deck. Dinner was AMAZING so many people told us how it was the best food they had at a wedding and there was so much choice too! We were stuffed! The restaurant and bar area was perfect for our part of about 85 people. Have to say the bar manager was sooo accommodating and helpful all night long, and had no problems with any of our requests. We really enjoyed the whole experience, including a yummy breakfast the next morning too! Thank you so much!
Maeve & Phil
on Sat, 29th of December, 2018
I’ve been trying to write this review for a while now, but I’ve struggled to find the words to express how amazing our wedding last month was.

On the first day we drove up the tree-lined entrance, and waved hello to the resident donkeys, we instantly knew Barnabrow was special. Nestled into

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the East Cork countryside, the higgeldy-piggeldy layout of the buildings is perfect for anyone looking for rustic charm. Which is exactly what we were going for!

The staff in Barnabrow couldn’t have been more lovely and helpful, from the waiters and bar staff to the chef Stuart, who agreed to help look for my Mum’s missing fascinator (which obviously wouldn’t be in the kitchen, and which eventually turned up tucked into her bouquet!)!

We mostly dealt with Amy and Susan over email while organising the wedding, and they were just brilliant - nothing was too much trouble, even when we had an unexpected extra guest added 48 hours before the big day! Christine, who was there with us on the day of the wedding was absolutely wonderful, making sure the whole day ran smoothly, and that we remembered to eat! Everyone of the staff that we met were fab!

The food was second to none - before the wedding people kept telling me that I would be too busy to enjoy the meal, but there was no way I was missing that! From the black pudding salad starter, to the chocolate brownie, it was all scrumptious! So many of our guests have said it was the best meal they’d had!

We had the most amazing day, starting with our lovely humanist ceremony in the sunlit ceremony room, and finishing with a trad session in the bar that lasted into the wee hours, and we wouldn’t change a thing! If a relaxed, charmingly rustic venue is what you’re looking for, then Barnabrow House is for you!

Thanks so much to everyone at Barnabrow for the absolute best day!
on Tue, 14th of August, 2018
We had such a beautiful day in Barnabrow House for our wedding. The venue is so beautiful and unique and I loved that we had the whole place to ourselves. The staff were wonderfully helpful and the food was exquisite. In fact many guests told us that it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!

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Likewise we had lovely feedback about how friendly and helpful the staff were on the day. Barnabrow is an amazing wedding venue.
on Wed, 8th of August, 2018
If you're looking for a wedding venue that is relaxed, intimate, welcoming, great food, outstanding service - then I think Barnabrow House is the best option. The grounds are exceptional, with secret corners and winding paths. The guests are still talking about the beef, Amy and Susan are great to

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deal with. I wish i could do it all over again and wouldnt change a thing.
Heather

on Wed, 6th of June, 2018
We cannot recommend Barnabrow House highly enough as a wedding venue.
Our top 3 reasons (and there are many more than three) are as follows:
1 – The food was amazing and tasted exceptional on the day. We can’t praise Stuart and the team enough. Our gusts are still raving about the food.

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Several commented “It wasn’t typical wedding food, it was restaurant food”. There were clean plates all around.
2 – All of our requests were dealt with in a professional and stress-free manner from having a special smoked salmon to be sure the bar was stocked with plenty of craft beer for our many craft beer loving guests. Nothing was a problem. The Barnabrow team made the whole process easy and resulted in a stress-free occasion.
3 – The venue itself is quite unique and gorgeous. It’s not a typical hotel or even manor house. It’s much more with different, quirky buildings which surprised and delighted our guests. There were so many spots for unique and beautiful photographs that we didn’t feel the need to go anywhere else after the Church ceremony, we headed straight back to Barnabrow to be with our guests and enjoy the drinks reception with them in between photographs on the grounds. This allowed us to actually enjoy our own wedding!
If we could do it all again, we wouldn’t change a thing. The day was perfect, including the weather. In a venue like Barnabrow, the weather can play a big part in how the day goes because it’s not all enclosed in a stuffy, low ceiling function room like a typical hotel. It’s bright and airy with lots of open spaces.
Once again, a big thank you to the whole team at Barnabrow.
Reuben & Pauline
on Wed, 14th of March, 2018
Barnabrow HOuse was everything we hoped for and more. For us, BArnabrow is a truly special venue relaxed, beautiful and private, perfect for weddings. The decor in the house is quirky, individual and each room is individually decorated. Every corner of the grounds is a photo opportunity. The office

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staff were helpul and professional, answering every question and anticipating our every need on the day. We received a lot of compliments from our guests on both the venue and the food. I loved Barnabrow and would recommend it to anyone!
on Wed, 14th of March, 2018
Thank you to all the staff at Barnabrow House, everything from the lead up to the wedding, to the morning of the wedding when we were getting ready in the cottages, to the beautiful set up of the banquet hall, the stunning food. The service and attention to detail from start to finish was

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exceptional.
During the build up when we were stressing and worrying, everytime we called or emailed we came away fully relaxed and reassured everything was going to be ok. Even the most trivial request or question was taken and dealt with in a serious and professional manner.We are so thankful to everyone at Barnabrow for making our wedding day a complete success.Thank you. xx
on Wed, 14th of March, 2018
Our wedding in Barnabrow House was everything we hoped and more. Breathtaking surroundings, wonderful food and exclusive to our guests and us. We opted for the food to share and this suited our wedding party (which was slightly informal) perfect.
The staff were fantastic on the lead up to the

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wedding and on the day itself. We couldn't have wished for a better day. I would highly recommend Barnabrow. Thanks again to Geraldine and team!
on Wed, 22nd of November, 2017
My husband and I choose Barnabrow for our wedding reception in late December 2015 after considering a number of hotels in Cork. The initial reason was the setting, stunning countryside meaning endless photo opportunities. After a magical winter wedding we cannot recommend this venue highly enough,

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the hotel, the exceptional staff and food was all top notch. They went above and beyond for us and was so accommodating in every task The food is what you expect of a 5 star restaurant and that came from everyone not just us, from our international guests to those who are involved in the industry itself. We received so many compliments, many guests had never been to Barnabrow before and have since all vowed to return. We wanted a day that both of us & our guests would enjoy and some said it was the best wedding they had been to.
on Wed, 22nd of November, 2017
Barnabrow is a fantastic wedding venue! Amy was very helpful throughout the lead-up to the wedding and nothing was ever too much trouble. On our wedding day everything ran smoothly.The food and service was amazing! Many of our wedding guests commented on how delicious the food was and what a lovely

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venue we had chosen. We also held a 2nd day BBQ at the restaurant and again the food and service were exceptional!!
We cannot wait to celebrate more family occasions at Barnabrow
on Tue, 21st of November, 2017
The best venue in the world
Everything under the one roof
Picture perfect every where you turn
Barnabrow will not disappoint
Wish we could do it all again

Joyce x
on Tue, 21st of November, 2017
We knew this would be a special place from the minute we drove through the gates. We have so many good things to say about Barnabrow House and its wonderful staff. It was exactly the venue we were looking for - classy but with a relaxed atmosphere, somewhere with character, somewhere that served

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amazing food and offered an incredible service. Our guests have raved about this magical place ever since. We had such an amazing time here and we will hold the fondest memories of our special day with family and friends in Barnabrow House forever. Thank you!
on Tue, 21st of November, 2017
We recently got married at Barnabrow and to say it was the perfect day is an understatement. I arrived early as i getting married fom Barnabrow, Amy was on hand all morning to help and created a stress free environment which set me up perfectly for the day ahead. The grounds were magnificent and

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the attention to detail blew us away. We didn't have to worry about anything thanks to the great planning of our wedding coordinator Mary and we were guided calmly through the day by Heather who was wonderful. We were lucky to get a bit of time at the reception after our photographs and it was perfect. Our friends and family really enjoyed the setting and the Mor Chluna bar was great. After this we were given a few minutes just to ourselves before dinner which was lovely. Dinner was brilliantly presented and efficiently served which left no one waiting. The food was delicious and was commented on by all our guests. We had enjoyed the food tasting before but the dinner on the day was even better. The bar was great and the staff again fantastic. Everyone was nice and relaxed by the end of the day. Breakfast the following day was delicious and there was plenty of choice with something for everyone. This is a five out of five venue.
on Tue, 10th of October, 2017
We had our amazing wedding day at Barnabrow House on June 16th 2017. We found the venue when we attended a wedding at Barnabrow the year before. We booked it there and then and didn't even consider looking at anywhere else. The grounds, the food, the atmosphere; we were sold!! As we live in Perth,

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Australia the staff at Barnabrow made it super easy to arrange our wedding. Emails were answered promptly and nothing was too much trouble. The sun shone on the day and we had our ceremony outside the main house which was beautiful. Everything ran smoothly and it felt like the venue was all ours for the whole day and night. It was very relaxed and staff were efficient and friendly and catered to our every need. The grounds were stunning and we got some beautiful photos with the resident donkeys!! The accomodation was excellent too. Our guests were very impressed with their beautiful rooms.The food was of course was amazing from the canepes, meal, afters food and breakfast. Everyone is still raving about the black pudding starter!! We could not fault anything. Barnabrow is a beautiful venue and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxed, intimate wedding venue with amazing food. We cannot thank Barnabrow management and staff enough for making our wedding day perfect. Trish & Rick.
on Tue, 10th of October, 2017
Firstly, thank you so much for all your help with our wedding! We had the best day of our lives and a huge part of the credit for that must go to all the wonderful staff at Barnabrow House. The venue was absolutely beautiful, so colourful and tastefully decorated - we didn't need to add anything to

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it as it was so picturesque as it was. The gardens were blooming with beautiful flowers and the bar and restaurant areas were all so clean and well kept and nicely decorated. The staff were fantastic - friendly, helpful and efficient, they looked after our every need and were always there ready to help when we needed them with smiles on their faces! It made the day run so smoothly and as a result, we were able to really relax and enjoy the day, as were all our guests.

The food was beyond wonderful, the menu was creative and original and catered for everyone, including the coeliacs, vegetarians and vegans among us. The sharing plates for starters worked really well, everyone enjoyed being able to sample all the different dishes and food envy was avoided! Everything was absolutely delicious and there was plenty to go around too - we barely had room for dessert but it was so good, nobody could resist. Luckily, the Marvels band and DJ rocked the house later on and kept everyone on the dancefloor all night so we just about made room for the lovely afters food that came out later!

The after-party room was ideal too - we had a few musicians and singers among the guests so we had a great session there till the wee hours!

The rooms were beautiful too, I love how each of them has a unique style and they are so comfortable and spacious.

All in all, I couldn't recommend Barnabrow House highly enough. Everyone had an absolutely wonderful day and so many guests told us that it was the best wedding they were ever at, saying how beautiful they thought the venue was and how relaxed and fun the atmosphere was. I'm already looking forward to visiting Barnabrow again for Sunday lunch sometime!

My heartfelt thanks to Geraldine, Amy, Helen, Stewart, Christine and all the staff at Barnabrow for helping to make our wedding the best day of our lives.

Kind regards,
Deirdre

on Tue, 10th of October, 2017
Our wedding took place on Saturday June 10th 2017 at Barnabrow House. From the first day we set foot in Barnabrow, we instantly fell in love with it. It was so enchanting and charming with its delightful gardens and unique dining set up, we knew instantly it was the place for us. The intimate

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setting in Barnabrow really won us over, knowing we had the whole place to ourselves for our special day.

From our initial meeting to our Wedding day, the staff at Barnabrow were simply exceptional, Amy in particular was amazing and a great support throughout. Where to start with the food in Barnabrow? It is delicious and the chef Stuart is a credit to Barnabrow.. We ate at Barnabrow many times before our wedding for family occasions and each time the food got better and better. The food served at our wedding was full of flavour and our guest are still taking about how amazing their meal was.

The setting in Barnabrow speaks for itself, it is endearing with the little cottages around the main house. It was just really magical, arriving together into Barnabrow, it was so special seeing how homely it was and all out guests sitting out on the decking with the stunning gardens in the background.

Our families and friends stayed in Barnabrow for 3 nights between the main house, and also the holiday village next door and we could not recommend them highly enough. If you are looking for an intimate, unique venue, with friendly helpful staff , stunning photo opportunities and excellent food. Then Barnabrow ticks all the boxes.

We hope to be back in Ireland next year and to celebrate our first wedding anniversary there.

Jen and Tommy xx
on Tue, 10th of October, 2017
John and I had the best day ever in Barnabrow last July. Such a cliche I know, but it's true!
Everything was so easy and stress free from the first day we came, to view the venue. We knew from the first visit that nowhere else would compare.
The different rooms/parts of venue, surrounding

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grounds and Barnabrow in general could not have been more perfect and picturesque. Also, the staff and team in Barnabrow were extremely accommodating when it came to our own ideas, and genuinely nothing was a hassle.
All our guests, family and friends are still talking about what a great day they had, and we will never forget it .
Thanks again for everything.

Irene + John Fahy
on Tue, 10th of October, 2017
We had a wonderful wedding reception in Barnabrow on Saturday 18th March. The wedding team were so friendly & helpful both leading up to and on the day. We hoped to have a relaxed, intimate & fun celebration and this is exactly what Barnabrow effortlessly delivered. Our guests were delighted with

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the beautiful food& rustic, characterful surrounds . We loved the charming bar area for the drinks reception and it was brilliant to have the exclusive use of the venue on the day. Barnabrow is full of charm and character and we were delighted to celebrate our wedding there
on Tue, 10th of October, 2017
Julien and I really wanted a relaxed, fun, laid back wedding. Amazing food and good wine was our main criteria. Barnabrow House was definitely the perfect choice for us. The staff on the run up to and on day of the wedding were so helpful, accommodating and really easy to deal with. The venue itself

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is stunning, we had wanted to have an outdoor ceremony, but the weather the night before had different ideas – once again the staff were brilliant, popping down to our cottage the morning of the wedding to check if we wanted to cancel the outside set up. Everything was seamless, from the bridal suite being ready before the ceremony so I could put on my dress and do the final finishing touches, to the ceremony, cocktail food & drinks to reception and the after party! Everything was so straightforward and effortless. The food...the wedding dinner was truly amazing. A year on guests at the wedding still comment to us on how good it was. I for one will never stop tasting that dessert!
on Wed, 16th of August, 2017
We have been to two weddings and many functions here (and Gourmet Evening) and when we got engaged we could only imagine one place in which we wanted to say our vows and celebrate the beginning of our life together. We have been thrilled to celebrate with you all. The staff were all amazing – as

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always- Stuart’s food (we are like his groupies at this stage) is always amazing and the venue is simple out of this world.
Thank you so much again from the bottom of our heats – we look forward to celebrating many anniversaries with you
Gemma and John 7 August 2017
on Wed, 16th of August, 2017
We had the best day of our lives at our wedding in Barnabrow House in June and a huge part of the credit for that must go to all the wonderful staff. The venue was absolutely beautiful, so colourful, and tastefully decorated - we didn't need to add anything to it as it was so picturesque as it was.

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The gardens were blooming with beautiful flowers and the bar and restaurant areas were all so clean and well kept and nicely decorated. The staff were fantastic - friendly, helpful and efficient, they looked after our every need and were always there ready to help when we needed them with smiles on their faces! It made the day run so smoothly and as a result, we were able to really relax and enjoy the day, as were all our guests.

The food was beyond wonderful, the menu was creative and original and catered for everyone, including the coeliacs, vegetarians and vegans among us. The sharing plates for starters worked really well, everyone enjoyed being able to sample all the different dishes and food envy was avoided! Everything was absolutely delicious and there was plenty to go around too - we barely had room for dessert but it was so good, nobody could resist. Luckily, the Marvels band and DJ rocked the house later on and kept everyone on the dancefloor all night so we just about made room for the lovely afters food that came out later!

The after-party room was ideal too - we had a few musicians and singers among the guests so we had a great session there till the wee hours!

The rooms were beautiful too, I love how each of them has a unique style and they are so comfortable and spacious.

All in all, I couldn't recommend Barnabrow House highly enough. Everyone had an absolutely wonderful day and so many guests told us that it was the best wedding they were ever at, saying how beautiful they thought the venue was and how relaxed and fun the atmosphere was. I'm already looking forward to visiting Barnabrow again for Sunday lunch sometime!
on Wed, 2nd of August, 2017
Our wedding took place on Saturday June 10th 2017 at Barnabrow House. From the first day we set foot in Barnabrow, we instantly fell in love with it. It was so enchanting and charming with its delightful gardens and unique dining set up, we knew instantly it was the place for us. The intimate

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setting in Barnabrow really won us over, knowing we had the whole place to ourselves for our special day.

From our initial meeting to our Wedding day, the staff at Barnabrow were simply exceptional, Amy in particular was amazing and a great support throughout. Where to start with the food in Barnabrow? It is delicious and the chef Stuart is a credit to Barnabrow.. We ate at Barnabrow many times before our wedding for family occasions and each time the food got better and better. The food served at our wedding was full of flavour and our guest are still taking about how amazing their meal was.

The setting in Barnabrow speaks for itself, it is endearing with the little cottages around the main house. It was just really magical, arriving together into Barnabrow, it was so special seeing how homely it was and all out guests sitting out on the decking with the stunning gardens in the background.

Our families and friends stayed in Barnabrow for 3 nights between the main house, and also the holiday village next door and we could not recommend them highly enough. If you are looking for an intimate, unique venue, with friendly helpful staff , stunning photo opportunities and excellent food. Then Barnabrow ticks all the boxes.

We hope to be back in Ireland next year and to celebrate our first wedding anniversary there.
on Wed, 2nd of August, 2017
The search for a wedding venue didn’t last much longer once we arrived at Barnabrow. From the moment we were pulling up through the narrow tree-lined gravel track, I instantly knew this was the place I wanted us to get married; thankfully it didn’t take much convincing for Páraic to also agree.

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The venue is so idyllic and unique, we were sure our guests would be as enthralled by it and their own accommodation as we were. Spread over 3 levels, and 3 different buildings, one of the greatest attractions for us was that we had free reign of the entire venue with no unexpected strangers to worry about (well, other than meeting some of the in-laws for the first time!) – we had visited a few hotels en route that didn’t come close to the intimacy of this venue no matter how hard they tried, with perfect seclusion and privacy. Barnabrow is a collage of beautiful photo opportunities, from the mossy steps back from the main house, to the giant climbing push that you had to duck through to grab a glass of bubbles, it was like stepping into a Jayne Austin novel.

Whilst we fell in love with the idea of holding the ceremony in the fairy grove, we decided for accessibility reasons to hold the ceremony in front of the main house overlooking the fields and distant shoreline – and we’re so glad we did. The florist and staff at Barnabrow had set it up so beautifully it made us wonder why more people hadn’t opted for this setup … even with the interruption mid-ceremony from the resident donkey! Another overwhelming factor for us was of course the food, as we salivated over the menu and pictures, and then again during the Sunday Lunch tasting, everything was so delicious it made it incredibly hard to pick.

Whilst so many other aspects made our wedding day so perfect, Páraic and I feel so incredibly happy to have been able to host our day at Barnabrow, somewhere that will remain incredible close to our hearts for all those magical memories. Not to also forget the staff who were incredible from start to finish, and really brought the day together for us with such thoughtful little touches and giant smiles they made us and our guests feel like part of their family.





on Wed, 21st of June, 2017
The search for a wedding venue didn’t last much longer once we arrived at Barnabrow. From the moment we were pulling up through the narrow tree-lined gravel track, I instantly knew this was the place I wanted us to get married; thankfully it didn’t take much convincing for Páraic to also agree.

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The venue is so idyllic and unique, we were sure our guests would be as enthralled by it and their own accommodation as we were. Spread over 3 levels, and 3 different buildings, one of the greatest attractions for us was that we had free reign of the entire venue with no unexpected strangers to worry about (well, other than meeting some of the in-laws for the first time!) – we had visited a few hotels en route that didn’t come close to the intimacy of this venue no matter how hard they tried, with perfect seclusion and privacy. Barnabrow is a collage of beautiful photo opportunities, from the mossy steps back from the main house, to the giant climbing push that you had to duck through to grab a glass of bubbles, it was like stepping into a Jayne Austin novel.

Whilst we fell in love with the idea of holding the ceremony in the fairy grove, we decided for accessibility reasons to hold the ceremony in front of the main house overlooking the fields and distant shoreline – and we’re so glad we did. The florist and staff at Barnabrow had set it up so beautifully it made us wonder why more people hadn’t opted for this setup … even with the interruption mid-ceremony from the resident donkey! Another overwhelming factor for us was of course the food, as we salivated over the menu and pictures, and then again during the Sunday Lunch tasting, everything was so delicious it made it incredibly hard to pick.

Whilst so many other aspects made our wedding day so perfect, Páraic and I feel so incredibly happy to have been able to host our day at Barnabrow, somewhere that will remain incredible close to our hearts for all those magical memories. Not to also forget the staff who were incredible from start to finish, and really brought the day together for us with such thoughtful little touches and giant smiles they made us and our guests feel like part of their family.

Please do feel free to use the photos from our day, which can be downloaded in original resolution at the following Flickr page, you might just want to check with and credit Emma Jervis:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/144060068@N02/albums/72157672103804412

Tom & Páraic x
on Wed, 14th of June, 2017
We had our wedding in Barnabrow on March 5th 2016. It was a fantastic day and made all the better by the staff of Barnabrow. They were really helpful and patient in the lead up to the wedding helping us every step of the way.
The day itself, they were professional and relaxed.
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beautiful (for every guest).
The food was amazing (canapes, dinner, afters food and breakfast the next morning).

We had an amazing day there and are really looking forward to going back for Sunday lunch just to try the food again.

I cannot recommend Barnabrown highly enough for anyone looking for a unique, intimate and beautiful wedding day.

Thank you so much Geraldine and all the staff.
on Tue, 18th of April, 2017
Thank you for making our wedding day a memorable event on 9th July 2016. Our French and American guests along with the Irish have been singing your praises! We had a wonderful day with you and you were outstanding in making us feel at home.
on Mon, 16th of January, 2017
We recently celebrated our wedding at Barnabrow, and wow, were we impressed with the fabulous day we had. From day one any Barnabrow staff member we dealt with was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. They were always there to help or give advice when needed which is what you need when

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you are planning a wedding. We knew that everything was under control and we had nothing to worry about on our day. 
Our wedding day was fabulous at Barnabrow, (luckily we had the weather on our side) our guests arrived to welcoming staff & started off the celebrations sipping cocktails on the decking overlooking the beautiful views of Ballycotton. We then moved into our dinner reception and our guests were blown away with the standard of the food. We had Food-to-Share to start followed by options of Beef, Halibut and then an Assiette of their homemade desserts. Months on and our guests are still raving about the food. The staff were always at hand throughout the day and night. 

Our guests stayed in rooms and cottages across the grounds of Barnabrow. Each room & cottage has its own unique individual style, which suited the vibe of our wedding. If you are looking for a unique, intimate venue with amazing character then you will love this hidden gem. Breakfast the next morning was served in the main house overlooking the beautiful views with a selection of fruit, yoghurt, breads to start & a menu to choose from. The eggs Benedict option was a hit. 

Also you have endless great photo opportunities on the grounds of Barnabrow...you might even be lucky enough to get one with the donkeys!

Barnabrow management & staff we can't thank you enough for making our wedding day such a memorable one. We have already been back for Sunday lunch, which was as expected, AMAZING. 10/10 for this venue!
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