The Village Barn

Main Street , Tyrrellspass, Co Westmeath
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The Village Barn is an exclusive, rustic, relaxed & unique venue nestled in the quaint village of Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath, right in the heart of the Irish midlands. It 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 just off the M6, The Village Barn is very accessible and accessed by all major roadways. With facilities to hold up to 180 guests 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. 

Willie's Bar

Willie's 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. Willie's 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, 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 not unlike a traditional chapel with its ornate pews, stained glass windows, a 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 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 canapes 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. 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 the idyllic surroundings. 

The Courtyard & Gardens  

Our courtyard & 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 views and inspiring décor is what sets this reception venue apart from the competition. The Barn really has the “wow” factor.

Lovingly 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. 

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Breanne & Mark
5.0
Married on 27th Oct 2023
Could not recommend this venue enough - Amy, David and all the staff at the village Barn were phenomenal from start to finish. The food was so tasty our guests asked for being some home - and the ladies wrapped up a leg of lamb for him 😹 The best experience on the best day of our lives ! Forever grateful
Response from The Village Barn
Thank you both so much for your kind words, It was such a pleasure to host your special day. We try our best to go above and beyond for you and you're guests and we are so glad they enjoyed the day too!
Added 10th Feb 2024
Viki & Chris Flynn
5.0
Married on 31st Aug 2023
Flawless! We hope to be back for more parties!!
Response from The Village Barn
Thanks Viki and Chris!
Added 9th Feb 2024
Donal Egan
5.0
Married on 25th Aug 2023
We couldn't of asked for a better service and where delighted with how the whole team interacted and coordinated everything with us, particularly Amy and David themselves. They all made the day so special and would strongly recommend the team and stunning location to anyone.
Response from The Village Barn
Glad to be of service, it was a pleasure to have you celebrate your day with us. Thank you for the compliments, we are lucky to have such a wonderful team who take pride in looking after our wedding guests. Best wishes in your future together.
Added 25th Oct 2023
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Lorna & Michael
5.0
Married on 24th Aug 2023
To all the gang at the Village Barn, we just want to say thank you for such a wonderful day. From the minute we seen the place we knew there was nowhere else for us. The sun literally shone down on us that day. Everyone was so helpful & friendly on the day & a special thanks to Amy & David for all the planning. Our guests really enjoyed themselves & we are still getting compliments of the food, venue & the craic. Whoever books with ye again will have no regrets. We only hope we can go back again as guests sometime ????
Response from The Village Barn
Hi Guys, thanks a million for your kind words & compliments. It was a pleasure dealing with you both and your super relaxed guests, the atmosphere on the day really was electric. We would only be delighted to see you back as guests in the future.
Added 27th Sep 2023
Edd
4.5
Married on 23rd Aug 2023
Really bespoke service, genuinely lovely staff. Met them for a few days but it all felt so personal l. People said it was the wedding of the year!
Response from The Village Barn
Thank you for your kind words Edd, it was such a pleasure to host you very colourful special day!
Added 13th Feb 2024
Stephen & Katie Stranney
5.0
Married on 19th Aug 2023
We had the most memorable time! All our guests raved about how unique the venue was and how fantastic the food was. David, Amy and all the staff were amazing and we were at total ease from planning through to the main day and day two BBQ. From the moment we saw The Village Barn we knew this was the place for us and we felt so lucky that we were able to secure a date there!
Response from The Village Barn
Thank you both for your kind words! It was such a fantastic two days and I am so glad that you both enjoyed it all so much. I hope that blue VW is being well looked after!!
Added 18th Feb 2024
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Zita Power and DonnaMarie McFaul
5.0
Married on 8th Aug 2023
From the moment we met Amy from The Village Barn we felt at ease. Her calm efficient nature and knowledge of her role allowed the most appropriate introduction to what can only be described as a beautiful welcoming venue. You could not ask for better people to facilitate any event. We were treated so impeccably. George, Michael, David and every member of the team was warm, helpful and dependable throughout our stay. Their flexibility allowed us to take advantage of the beautiful weather and venue. We would thoroughly recommend them and would love to do it all again.
Response from The Village Barn
Hi Zita & Donnamarie, thank you so much for your kind words. We were glad to hear you felt at ease & enjoyed your time with us at the Village Barn. It was a pleasure having you guys & we wish you all the best in the future.
Added 11th Aug 2023
Kate Meagher
5.0
Married on 4th Aug 2023
We can't say enough good things about The Village Barn and the staff.
In the lead up to the wedding everyone we communicated with was so helpful and friendly, they were a dream to work with and made everything easy and straightforward for us.
The day of the wedding was amazing! The place is so fabulous and quirky, and we got amazing photos. The day was so relaxed and fun, and all our guests commented on how beautiful it was. The food was delicious and great value for money.
We had the most special day, and I couldn't recommend The Barn enough.
Response from The Village Barn
Kate and Maurice, thank you so much for your kind words. It really was such a pleasure to host such a special day, especially having yourselves and so many guests travelling from far and wide, it made it all the more magical to have everyone gathered together in our venue. I say time and time again that we are so lucky with our amazing team, and I am so glad everyone felt so well looked after (and well fed)! Wishing you both the best of luck in your future married life.

Amy, David and all the team.
Added 22nd Nov 2023
Barbara Doyle
5.0
Married on 29th Jul 2023
The Village Barn was an amazing venue for our wedding last year. David and the team went above and beyond to make our day special. All our guests commented on how lovely the staff were, welcoming and friendly as well as super professional. We highly recommend the Barn.
Response from The Village Barn
Barbara and Niall, thank you 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 your family and guests (and little dog) - what a great day it was!! We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Added 9th Feb 2024
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Caroline Daly
4.8
Married on 20th Jul 2023
Highly recommend this venue, Amy is a pleasure to deal with, staff were excellent and so faciliting on the day
Response from The Village Barn
Thank you Caroline for your kind words. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful team of staff around us who go above and beyond to make your special day.
Added 29th Feb 2024
Deirdre & Kenneth
5.0
Married on 2nd Jun 2023
We had our wedding here during the Summer and it couldn't have been better. The staff on the day were amazing, everything went so smoothly. Any questions we had in the build up to the day were answered incredibly quickly, and all the staff we dealt with were very friendly and professional.

The venue itself is stunning and so well maintained. Also, the food was amazing! We would highly recommend The Village Barn to anyone on their search for a venue.
Response from The Village Barn
Hi Deirdre, thanks for your review and compliments, it was a pleasure looking after yourself and Kenneth and we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us. Hopefully ye will be back as guest in the future.
Added 5th Nov 2023
Padraig & Stephanie
5.0
Married on 8th Apr 2023
The barn is an absolute gem. The grounds are so beautiful and charming. It is definitely a very unique place to get married for people who don't want a traditional wedding. We loved every second of our day.
The whole team was absolutely wonderful and made planning the wedding from abroad (USA) easy. Amy was great in preparation and on the day, she listened to what we wanted and made everything happen even better than what we had imagined. She ensured the whole day ran smoothly and gave us guidance when we needed. The guy (sorry can't remember his name) who ran the bar on the day and drove the bus at the end of the night was brilliant. Helping us avoid conflicts with family who were trying to pay for things we didn't want them to!

Everyone raved about the venue and food. We had them cater for a gathering we did the night before and it was also fantastic.

The associated accomodation was great too. Not run by the Barn but everyone loved it.

Overall, 10/10 loved the Barn, would get married here again! We're sure it would be great for any type of wedding, but we can't imagine a better place for a casual, fun filled wedding.
Response from The Village Barn
Hi Guys, thank you so much for your kind words. It really was such a pleasure to host your a special day. With yourselves and so many guests travelling from far and wide it made it all the more magical to have everyone gathered together in our venue on such a fantastic day. Wishing you both the best of luck in your future married life.
Added 17th Apr 2023
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G.Govern
5.0
Married on 22nd Oct 2022
There are no words to show our appreciation to all involved at The Village Barn, incredibly easy to deal with and all staff on the day we're an absolute pleasure . Food is beautiful and the venue itself is just stunning, we hear comments about both from our guests even months on from the wedding. We loved our day from start to finish, honestly wish we could do it again just to be back at The Barn
Response from The Village Barn
Thank you thank you! It honesty was our pleasure to host such a special day and we are so thrilled to hear that you and your guests were so thrilled.
Added 29th Mar 2023
Aisling Byrne
5.0
Married on 14th Oct 2022
The most amazing venue ???? The food was to die for, the staff are so friendly and helpful and Amy is just great! The little touches that we didn't even expect like moving our decor from the ceremony to the banquet hall just made everything even more perfect ?? The bridal suite is such a great addition for the morning of. They just think of everything. Our guests are still talking about it ??
Response from The Village Barn
Thank you Aisling. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your special day, and are glad that all the little touches added up to create a day filed with lasting memories for all!
Added 7th Apr 2023
Peter and Jennie Lonergan
5.0
Married on 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
Added 7th Sep 2022
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Rosie Hannon
5.0
Married on 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!
Added 14th Mar 2023
Sinead Sheerin
5.0
Married on 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.
Added 7th Sep 2022
Ciara & Eric
5.0
Married on 6th May 2022
We were lucky enough to have our wedding at the Barn, Tyrrellspass and can't rate it highly enough.

From the very start David, Amy, Hazel, Michael, George and the team went above and beyond to make our day memorable with the perfect blend of professionalism with welcoming informality.

The venue itself is outstanding and incredibly special and our guests were blown away by the standard and variety of the meal, with staff always on hand.

We went for their bells and whistles package, which kept our friends and family well fed and watered throughout the day. Amazing pizzas topped off a great night.

David and his team also looked after our food for day 2 in Foxes, Loughnavalley - a curry and beef stroganoff buffet combo, which also went down a treat and they looked after the logistics of it all, even accommodating a last minute change when we realised we forgot to include a veg alternative for 2 guests.

We'd no feedback to offer when Michael asked us the morning after and would easily recommend to newly-engaged couples.

A perfect venue for special days.
Response from The Village Barn
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to host your special day and we were delighted to be able to feed your guests on day 2 also. Wishing you all the very best in your future together!
Added 10th May 2023
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Mandy Egan
5.0
Married on 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 :)
Response from The Village Barn
Thank you so much Mandy, it was such a pleasure to host your special day, we really appreciate your kind words!
Added 4th Oct 2022
Oonagh Meagher
Married on 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.
Added 14th Mar 2023
Leona Stedmond
5.0
Married on 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.
Added 5th Sep 2022
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Laura Coyne
5.0
Married on 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.
Added 2nd Nov 2021
Jaymee cullen
5.0
Married on 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
Added 14th Mar 2023
Ben M.
4.7
Married on 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!!
Added 22nd Dec 2021
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Dermot and Suzie Dunne
5.0
Married on 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!
Added 14th Mar 2023
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