Your Wedding at Barberstown Castle
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BARBER OWN
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Your Wedding at
Barberstown Castle
Weddings at Barberstown Castle
As you begin your exciting journey towards getting married, we thank you for considering Barberstown
Castle. Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life and here at Barberstown we
truly look forward to sharing the experience with you. We can ensure professional but personal service,
exquisite dining and a unique atmosphere in one of Ireland’s most historic castles.
We understand that each wedding reception is completely personal, therefore your day is tailored to
your individual wishes and desires. Whether you are planning something contemporary, traditional or a
celebration infused with your own personalities, our dedicated wedding team is always available to help
you organise your perfect day.
Contact our wedding team to begin the journey of planning for your wedding day and making all of your
dreams a reality.
Phone: (353) 1 628 8157 Email: weddings@barberstowncastle.ie
Wedding Ceremonies
Barberstown Castle has a number of stunning locations onsite providing the perfect setting for ceremonies
and blessings.
Our light filled conservatory is most romantic, enjoying the backdrop of the 13th century castle. Here,
you can exchange your vows in front of a crackling log fire, or perhaps, say “I do” outside in your private
evergreen landscaped garden.
You could also choose to celebrate your love under a grand willow tree glittering with lights in the gardens,
surrounded by your closest family and friends.
Barberstown Castle is a registered venue with the HSE (Health Service Executive).
Legal civil ceremonies can be arranged at the castle from 2.30pm seven days a week. The room hire and
set up fee for ceremonies is €450.
Included in your bespoke
Wedding Celebration
Exclusive use of the Banqueting Hall
Open log fires throughout the Banqueting Hall
Floral displays and oak candle centrepieces
Ample complimentary car parking for all of your
guests
Personalised printed menus and table plan
Champagne for the Bride and Groom on arrival
All dietary requirements carefully catered for
Use of a cake stand with traditional knife or
historical Barberstown Castle sword
Special accommodation rates for your wedding
guests
A backdrop of landscaped gardens and private
courtyard for your wedding photography
Honeymoon Suite for the night of the wedding,
followed by a champagne breakfast the next
morning
An experienced and dedicated Wedding Team
A Banqueting Manager and professional team
dedicated to you for the day
Use of a microphone and PA system for your
speeches
A personalised wedding gift
A complimentary dinner (for the couple) in our
Barton Rooms Restaurant, ordering from our A
la Carte dinner menu.
Your Wedding Weekend
The Night Before
Start your wedding experience by sampling the best of Irish cuisine accompanied by gorgeous wines
and Barberstown Castle craft beers with your family and close friends in our award-winning Barton
Rooms Restaurant. Enjoy a little nightcap in the bar before slipping into a luxurious four-poster bed for
a peaceful night’s sleep.
The Big Day
Wake up to breakfast served in the grand Elizabethan Room before turning your bedroom into your very
own beauty boudoir. Share a bottle of bubbly with your wedding party while you are pampered. Gather
your guests after exchanging your vows and treat them to a drinks reception in our romantic Grand
Entrance Hall. Relax and sip pink champagne and pimms or choose something more traditional in the
form of a glass of Mead, to a backdrop of live music. Take this opportunity as a newly married couple to
spend time alone together and to make the most of our beautiful gardens for your wedding photos. Make
your first entrance as a married couple into our Banqueting Hall, before sitting down to an incredible
five-course meal, prepared by our highly skilled chefs. Our dedicated Banqueting Manager will be on
hand for your every need, making sure your day runs smoothly and leaving you to enjoy the celebrations.
The Day After
Wake up on your first morning as a married couple and greet your guests during breakfast before
continuing with a private barbecue. Looking out over our stunning grounds, you can reminisce about
last night’s fun and what the future holds with your closest friends and family.
Arrival Refreshments
Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee €2.50 per person
Pitcher of Homemade Lemonade for €10.00 per jug
Barberstown Mead and Sherry €5.95 per glass
Mulled Wine €5.95 per glass
Fruit Punch €5.95 per glass
Kir and White Wine €6.50 per glass
Barberstown Craft Beers €5.50 per bottle
Pimms €6.50 per glass
Sparkling Wine €8.50 per glass
Champagne €11.00 per glass
Pink Champagne €12.50 per glass
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice €15.00 per jug
Your Arrival Reception
Canapé Selection
Light Selection
Crab, Ginger, Lime Spoon
Shortbread Biscuits and Fruitcake
€3.00 per person
Tomato, Basil, Parmesan Mini Tartlet
Crispy Tiger Prawns
Goat Cheese, Honey, Sesame Bite
Chorizo and Scallions Tortilla
Freshly Baked Scones with Cream and Preserves
€4.00 per person
Selection of Freshly Prepared Sandwiches
€5.00 per person
Smoked Haddock and Chilli Croquette
Smoked Salmon, Chive, Lemon Mousse
Fresh Tuna Sushi
Mini Burgers and Brioche
Traditional Afternoon Tea
Vegetable Spring Roll
Freshly Baked Scones served with Cream and
Preserves and Finger Sandwiches presented on
Silver Tea Stands, with Tea and Coffee
€9.75 per person
Spicy Chicken Lollipop
Pork Rillette and Baguette Croutons
Choice of 4 Canapés per person, €7.95 per person
Choice of 6 Canapé per person, €9.95 per person
(Minimum of 70% of your expected guests)
Your Wedding Banquet
Barberstown Castle has a proud tradition of providing high quality fine dining using fresh locally sourced
ingredients. Our chefs are highly-skilled and valuable members of our wedding team.
Starters
Irish Smoked Salmon, Baby Leaf, Vodka Lemon
Cream and Cucumber
Vine Tomato and Basil Terrine, Marinated
Mozarella, Olive Tapenade and Balsamic Vinegar
Cornfed Chicken, Ham and Black Pudding
Terrine, Picalli, Herb Salad
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tartlet, Aged
Cheddar Crust and Balsamic Dressing
“Five Mile Town” Goats Cheese Parfait, Pine
Nuts, Apricot, Beetroot Gel, Honey and Cider
Buttered Leek and Seafood Tartlet, Saffron and
White Wine
Confit of Duck Leg, Red Cabbage Salad,
Orange and Lychee Sauce
“Nicky’s Plaice” Smoked Salmon, Crab Salad,
Pickle Ginger, Lemon Soy Dressing (€2.95 pp
supplement applies)
Baked Salmon and Smoked Haddock Parcel,
Aubergine, Tomato and Caper Salsa
Duck Liver and Cognac Paté, Fruit Chutney and
Brioche
Your Wedding Banquet
Soup
Sorbet
Broccoli, Stilton and Almond
Choose from the following sorbet flavours:
Celeriac, Wild Mushroom and Pancetta
Summer Berry
Cream of Leek and Potato, Thyme Croutons
Exotic Tropical
Roast Vine Tomatoes and Red Pepper, Basil Oil
Lemon and Champagne
Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Curry and
Coconut Milk
Apricot and Peach Schnapps
Colcannon and Smoked Bacon
Minted Pea, Asparagus and Yoghurt
Parsnip, Fennel and Rosemary
Cream of Farmhouse Vegetable and Tarragon
(as an extra course €2.50 per person)
Your Wedding Banquet
Main Course
Cornfed Chicken Supreme, Chorizo and
Scallion Stuffing, Tomato Jus €55.00
Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Kelly’s Black Pudding,
Colcannon, Cider Sauce €55.00
Pan Seared Salmon Fillet, Fennel Confit,
Tarragon, Saffron Butter Sauce €57.00
Traditional Roast Turkey and Ham, Apricot and
Herb Stuffing, Cranberries Sauce €57.00
Roast Irish Sirloin of Beef, Baby Onion, Lardons
and Button Mushrooms, Yorkshire Pudding and
Red Wine Jus €62.00
Roast Irish Beef Fillet, Creamy Mash Potato,
Madagascar Green and Peppercorn Sauce €67.00
John Stone’s Rump of Lamb, Vegetable
Provençale, Rosemary and Garlic Roasting Jus
€69.00
Fillet of Seabass, Artichoke Barigoule,
Bouillabaisse Jus €58.00
Bespoke Vegetarian Options Available, and any
other dietary requirements can be catered for on
request.
Lacquered Gressingham Duck Breast, Black
Cherries and Cardamom €58.00
All main courses are served with a selection of
fresh vegetables and potatoes.
Chargrilled Tuna Loin, Piperade, Vine Tomatoes
and Anchovy €58.00
Your Wedding Banquet
Desserts
Apple, Pear and Caramel Mousse Roulade
Classic Vanilla Crème Brulee
Lemon and Lime Tartlet, Limoncello Cream,
Orange Coulis
Summer Berries Meringue, Chantilly Cream and
Chocolate Shaving
(Available May – September)
Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownie with Fudge
Ice Cream
Spiced Apple and Rhubarb Crumble, Toffee
Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream
White Chocolate Cheesecake, Ginger Biscuit,
Berries and Pistachio
Smooth Dark Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry
Tart, Raspberry Cream and Coulis
Barberstown Tasting Dessert Plate €2.95 per
person supplement
Irish Farmhouse Cheeseboard Platter, Chutneys
and Crackers Based on a platter for 10 people,
€5.25 per person
Please note: Our menus are based on a 5 course
set menu – one choice per course: starter, soup or
sorbet, main course, dessert, tea/coffee. The cost of
the menu you choose is based on the price of the
main course. If you would like to offer your guests
a choice of main course, please allow a supplement
of €5 per additional main course in addition to the
most expensive main course selected.
Refreshments served with your Banquet
Wines
Depending on your guests’ preferences you can expect to use a half bottle of wine per person during your
wedding banquet.
Our carefully selected house wines start from €25.50 per bottle.
If you wish to bring your own wine and champagne, our corkage rates are €10 per bottle of wine and €15
per bottle of champagne or sparkling wine.
Large bottles of chilled sparkling or still mineral water €2.50 per bottle (suggested ½ bottle per person)
Toast Drinks
Drink of Choice per person €6.50
Sparkling Wine €8.50 per glass
Champagne €11.00 per glass
Pink Champagne €12.50 per glass
Evening Reception Menus
Courtyard Evening Barbecue
Evening Reception Buffets
Surprise your guests with a candlelit barbecue in
your own private courtyard on the night of your
wedding.
Selection of Freshly Prepared Sandwiches, Tea
and Coffee €7.50 per person
Barberstown Beef Burgers
Doyle’s Homemade Pork and Leek Sausages
Cocktail Sausages, a Selection of Freshly
Prepared Sandwiches, Tea and Coffee €9.00 per
person
Bacon Butties with Spicy Potato Wedges
€9.95 per person
Chicken Kebab
Corn on the Cob and Baked Potatoes
Served with Waterford Blaa, Cucumbers,
Tomatoes, Onions, Gherkins and Barbecue
Sauces
€14.95 per person
To include Sirloin Steak with the BBQ,
€5 per person supplement
Spicy Chicken Drumstick with Potato Wedges
€9.95 per person
Crispy Chicken Goujons and Potato Wedges
€9.95 per person
Cod Goujons Bites and Potato Wedges in Cones
€9.95 per person
To serve Tea and Coffee with any evening menu,
an additional €2.50 per person
All evening buffets are for a minimum of 70% of the wedding party
Suggested Timetable for your Wedding Day
We always recommend selecting an early ceremony time to ensure you can fully enjoy your wedding.
Plan to arrive at Barberstown Castle for your pre banquet reception at 3pm. This gives the photographer
plenty of time to take your photographs in a relaxed atmosphere, allowing you and your partner to make
the most of the day.
We recommend 5:30pm (Banquet Call at 5:00pm) as a good time for your guests to sit down to the
wedding banquet. It takes approximately three hours for the main banquet, including speeches (which
are always appreciated by your guests after the banquet), so you should issue any invitations for evening
guests to arrive at approximately 8.30pm.
The evening buffet is normally served between 10.30-11pm during the break in entertainment.
Please note: these timings are guidelines only, but they will help to ensure you and your guests have a
fantastic day.
Extend your Celebrations
Special Accommodation rate for your Guests
Pre or Post Wedding Gatherings
Barberstown Castle offers a total of 55 bedrooms,
each named after previous castle owners - from
Nicholas Barby in 1288, to Eric Clapton in 1979.
Every room is uniquely decorated and luxuriously
appointed with gorgeous antique furniture. Your
guests will enjoy the highest standard of comfort
and relaxation during their stay.
Prolong the excitement and the sense of occasion
by having a traditional dinner the night before
your wedding in the Barton Rooms Restaurant.
Enjoy a private BBQ the day after your wedding
and relish time with your friends and family
before you commence your honeymoon.
We offer a special accommodation rate for guests
attending your wedding. The special wedding
rate is €89 per person sharing, per night, which
includes a freshly prepared full Irish breakfast the
following morning. In order to avail of this special
wedding rate, your guests must book through
Barberstown Castle’s website using a code which
is unique to your wedding reception.
Barbecue Celebration
Barberstown Beef Burgers, Doyle’s homemade
Leek and Pork Sausages and Chicken Kebab
All served with Waterford Blaa, Cucumbers,
Tomatoes, Onions, Gherkins and BBQ Sauces
Corn on the Cob and Baked Potatoes
Chef ’s Buffet Selection of Salads
€29.50 per guest
A minimum of 50 adults is required.
Please note: we suggest a gathering time of 3pm
Barberstown Castle Wedding Testimonials
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We could not speak any higher of Barberstown Castle! We were married there on the 21st of
August 2015 and truly had the best day of our lives (we aren’t usually so cheesy but it is true).
We decided to have a humanist wedding which was held in the ceremony room. Gretchen and
all the staff really made this perfect and took out any of the hassle. They had the room set up as
we wished (wooden chairs, candles and flowers) so we didn’t need to bring anything in. The staff
on the day were truly great. My regret is not learning their names! The general manager helped
coordinate walking into the room (as well as the nerves) and when John (my husband) happened
to walk into a candelabra after the ceremony :), the staff were straight over to help and took his
jacket into the kitchen to sort for pictures. They were all so friendly and on hand with drinks
and food for the bridal party when we were having our pictures taken too. We got so many
compliments on the food (particularly the curry and sweet potato soup). Since the wedding
we have had so many messages of thanks for such a great day - the food, the venue etc. I just
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We were married on 5th September 2015 and are so happy with our decision to have our wedding
ceremony and reception at Barberstown Castle. Our every need was met with a smile and nothing
was too much trouble. The staff team were excellent and went a long way to make our wedding
an amazing day! We met with our main organiser several times and she made great suggestions
and recommendations as to how the day would work best. We had a dedicated staff member on
the day to make sure everyone was in the right place at the right time. The banquet co-ordinator
made sure everything was in order for the dining area. The food was amazing and there was plenty
of it! The accommodation was beautiful. Our guests are still contacting us praising the venue! We
had dinner in the Castle Keep the night before our wedding and it was a huge success too - the
setting was great! If you’re planning your wedding - go to Barberstown and see what they do! They
won’t let you down!
Helen and Paddy
Lynn and Lorcan
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We always knew that we had picked a very special venue for our big day, but we never imagined
how perfect it really would be. The day itself really did exceed all expectations and it is not only
due to the Castle being a beautiful venue but the staff are so attentive and made every step of
the planning, organizing and co-ordinating on the day, completely stress free. They were all a
pleasure to deal with. The Castle truly is so beautiful, and pictures do not do it justice. I have
fallen more in love with the place since our wedding. There is a magical feel to the hotel, from
the rooms, to the relaxed and airy tearooms, the Keep of the castle and restaurant area, which
was ideal for our group dinner the night before the wedding. But especially the banqueting hall.
With the beautiful wooden beams and dried flowers on the ceiling. It was so beautifully candle
lit throughout, providing the perfect ambiance and atmosphere for the day. The morning after
the wedding, myself and my new husband were completely overwhelmed by the feedback from
our guests not only about how romantic and beautiful the venue is, but about the food (which
was spectacular) and the service which was next to none. We assumed we were the only ones that
thought our wedding day was so brilliant :-) But the guests told us that they felt like each and
everyone of them were made feel so welcome by the staff , from arriving to the front gates to
checking in at reception and the overall service for the remainder of the day (and into the early
hours!) Our guests are still talking about the great experience they had, which I have to say we are
delighted with, as naturally we had an amazing time also, and feel exactly like our guests. I cannot
recommend the castle enough and look forward to our next visit!
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loved everything. The rooms are so unique and homely, the banquet hall gives off a nice Game
of Thrones vibe (which we loved, especially cutting the cake with a sword) and the castle and
gardens are just beautiful. The open fires and smell of turf really adds to the feel of the place too!
I could go on forever! We will be back for a weekend break (even though it’s not far from Dublin)
but we just love the place so much.
Linny and John
Johnny and I expected that organizing 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 organizing 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 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!
Ellie and Johnny
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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.
Recommended Suppliers
The Mixtape
The Mixtape are a High Energy Interactive Party, Event and Wedding Band.
“What a band! The guys were fantastic from start to finish. They had the crowd going and as the bride I didn’t want to get off the
dance floor at all. Everyone of my guests commented on them saying how amazing they were. They involved the whole crowd and
made a lot of people dance sing and laugh. Thank you guys so much x” – Niamh & Peter, Barberstown Castle, December 2015
“If you think wedding musicians aren’t ‘credible’ then take a look at these guys. Super slick, with a wide-ranging, eclectic set, your guests
won’t leave the dance floor” – Lovin Dublin, “The Ten Coolest Wedding Bands in Ireland”, August 2015
Phone Naoise Tel: 083 183 5521 or visit www.themixtape.ie
Drinks Reception and Ceremony Music
Our Resident Pianist Mr. Brian O’Brien would
be delighted to play at your reception. Please
contact Brian directly at 087-265 6105.
The Eamon Brady Trio
(You can hear Eamon in the Barton Rooms
Restaurant most weekends) 087 969 2593
Harpist and Singer: Ann Tuite is a classically
trained Harpist, Pianist and Singer.
087-235 0484 or visit www.anntuite.com
Wedding DJ Keith Shanley
Keith brings a wealth of experience to your
Wedding. kshanley@eircom.net or 086 263 6100
Wedding Cake
Make your wedding day even more special with a
Classical French Wedding Cake created by Award
Winning Chef Julien 087-775 4135
www.frenchweddingcakes.com
Florist
Barberstown Castle is delighted to recommend our
resident florist, Lorcan Burke of “Absolutely Fabulous
Flowers”. (01) 627 2289 www.abfabflowers.ie
Photographer
Susan Jefferies Photography. Contact Sue at
087-992 5258 www.sjpireland.com
Richard Stokes Wedding Photography
Contact Richard at 086-152 8767
www.rirdstokesweddings.com
Terms and Conditions
1. Once you decide to have your wedding reception at Barberstown Castle, a non-refundable deposit of
€2,000 and a signed contract is required in order to confirm your wedding date. A €500 deposit is
due upon booking the wedding date and €1,500 is required within the next 30 days to secure your
wedding reception. Additional deposits are due in advance of your wedding: €3,000 is required
six months prior to your wedding date and a further €2,500 is required three months prior to your
wedding date. Full payment for the banquet is required fifteen (15) working days before the wedding
day by bank draft, bank transfer or cash only. A 2% surcharge for payments by credit card will be
applied.
2. The final account is based on numbers confirmed in writing five (5) working days prior to the wedding
date.
3. In the unfortunate event of a cancellation or postponement of a Wedding Reception at the Castle, the
deposits are non-refundable.
3. Barberstown Castle will not accept responsibility for any band, entertainment, arrangements or
other suppliers; this is the sole responsibility of the wedding couple. However it is essential that all
arrangements be approved by the Castle management prior to the date of the reception.
4. The Castle does not take responsibility for gifts, cakes, cards etc. left in the Castle. Please ensure all
items are collected before departing.
5. No food or beverage will be allowed to be consumed on the premises unless supplied by Barberstown
Castle. An exception is made of course for a traditional wedding cake and wine corkage.
6. We provide white lilies and greenery as a standard decoration on each dining table for weddings. If
you wish to provide your own flower arrangements, you may do so at your own expense.
7. There is a minimum of 90 adults on Fridays and 110 adults on Saturdays and 50 adults on all other
days (other than in peak seasons) at the agreed price per adult. Children 12 years and under will be
charged at 50% of the agreed price per adult.
8. All prices are in Euro and are inclusive of VAT and will be subject to an increase should there be any
Government imposed charges accordingly. VAT will be charged at the current applicable rate on the
date of your Wedding Reception.
9. Upon booking your Wedding Reception, 20 bedrooms will be provisionally held for your guests
at the Special Wedding rate. All unsecured bedrooms will be automatically released 12 weeks prior
to the wedding date. In order to avail of the special wedding rate, your guests must book through
Barberstown Castle’s website using a code which is unique to your wedding reception. As Barberstown
Castle is a popular venue, we strongly recommend guests secure accommodation as soon as possible.
The residents’ bar is available to residents of the Castle only.
The terms and conditions must be signed and returned within seven days to fully confirm your booking.
BARBERSTOWN CASTLE
Straffan, County Kildare | Tel: 01 628 8157
info@barberstowncastle.ie | www.barberstowncastle.ie
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