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Feedback from just a handful of couples who Celebrated their Special Day at the Castle!

 by Maria Dennis

My husband and I got married in Barberstown castle back in April. We really could not of asked for a better venue and setting. The members of staff were just the nicest people ever. Being such a nervous person and an even more nervous bride. I couldnt afford for anything to go wrong and nothing did. Thats thanks to the staff. They just ensured everything was done the way i wanted and made me feel at ease on the morning, keeping me informed of the guests arriving etc etc. Sending over sandwiches to ensure we ate. All the little the littke things you dont think of .they were there and had it covered like it came second nature to them. One member of staff even followed us around while we got our pictures done holding our champagne flutes and making sure we had drinks on the scorching day we amazingly got on April 9th. I still cant believe nothing went wrong! They were on hand all evening making sure we had cake and basically a good time! And everyone really did. From the ceremony to the champagne reception to the dance floor they were fantastic. And the beautiful castle setting from inside the dining room to the outdoors it was just a bonus! .. we had fab pictures under the willow tree and surroundings . Im so happy we picked it . I am highly recommending it for a wedding. We have already booked a room for our anniversary and can't wait to return!


by Ellie Glennon

Dear Gretchen, Now that we are back to reality after the wedding and honeymoon I wanted to write and thank you and all of the staff at Barberstown Castle for everything that you did to make our wedding day such a wonderful and unforgettable day. Johnny and I expected that organising a wedding from Canada would be a difficult and stressful experience but I have to say that thanks to you, Siofra and all the team this was not the case. From the very beginning when Ken took my parents around the hotel and wedding venue, right through to the wedding day itself, the service that we received was superb. You all went above and beyond, from organising skype calls with us in Vancouver at convenient times for us to Siofra going to view local pubs for our Sunday get together, there seemed to be nothing that you wouldn’t do to help us prepare for our special day. The wedding weekend itself was such a magical experience. Many people commented on how calm Johnny and I were in the run up to the wedding and I can genuinely say that this is thanks to you and the team. We knew that we were in good hands and all we needed to do was sit back and enjoy the ride! We have received so many compliments on the amazing food that was served at the wedding - please send our compliments to all of the kitchen staff. Johnny thinks it's the best wedding breakfast he has ever had so that is very high praise indeed! I would also like to say a big thank you to Matthew for ensuring the night went so smoothly. Please pass on our compliments and appreciation to all the team. I will definitely recommend Barberstown Castle as the perfect wedding venue to anyone that asks! Warmest regards, Ellie & Johnny

 by Mick and Lina
Words can barely describe how grateful we are to the Barberstown Castle team for making July 2nd 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.

Gretchen 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!  You all played a criticial role in creating a day and night we will never forget!


by Noreen and Denis

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 the Banqueting Manager (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 int eh way the 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 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 and all the Team.



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