Barberstown Castle

Straffan,
Co Kildare. Ireland
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Average Base Cost: $12,000

Our average base cost for a Barberstown Castle wedding is calculated by figuring a 110-person guest list on a Saturday evening with a food/beverage catering price of €90/pp (about $98/pp currently) plus €450 for a ceremony (about $494). Entertainment, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. VAT is included.

*Prices subject to change

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: There is no venue rental fee. However, 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. Only one wedding is held per day.

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What’s Included:

  • Exclusive use of the Banqueting Hall
  • Floral displays and oak candle centerpieces
  • Personalized printed menus and table plan
  • Champagne for the Bride and Groom on arrival
  • Use of a cake stand with traditional knife or historical Barberstown Castle sword
  • A backdrop of landscaped gardens and private courtyard for your wedding photography
  • A Banqueting Manager and professional team dedicated to you for the day
  • Use of a microphone and PA system for your speeches
  • Open log fires throughout the Banqueting Hall
  • Ample car parking for guests
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Special accommodation rates for your wedding guests
  • Honeymoon Suite for the night of the wedding, followed by a champagne breakfast the next morning
  • A personalized wedding gift

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Food/Beverage: Five-course meals begin from €55 per person up to €69 per person. House wines start from €25.50 per bottle, and if you wish to bring your own wine and champagne, corkage rates are €10 per bottle of wine and €15 per bottle of champagne or sparkling wine.

Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed, however the venue asks that they pre-approve all vendors and suppliers

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

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Size: Barberstown Castle can seat 250 guests for both ceremonies and the reception. 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). Children 12 years and under will be charged at 50% of the agreed price per adult.

Bridal Suite: Yes.

Parking: There are approximately 300 parking spaces for no additional cost

How Will Grandma Get There? Hopefully Grandma will stay in the Castle! Located just 30 minutes from Dublin, Barberstown Castle offers a total of 55 bedrooms with a special accommodation rate for the night of your wedding of €89 per person sharing, which includes a full Irish breakfast the following morning. For guests staying the night before or the night after your wedding day, the additional night rate of €60.00 per person sharing is available.

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Party On! With a bar extension, the live music can continue until 1.30 a.m.

The Report:

Located on 20 acres of surrounding gardens, Barberstown Castle was built in the 13th Century and was one of the first Irish country houses to open itself to the public as a hotel in 1971. With a blend of Victorian and Elizabethan architecture with the original Castle Battlement of 1288, the Castle was initially built as a fortress to protect the village and people of Barberstown from the attack of Vi Faelain in 1310. Each room is named after a famous guest who has stayed in it, from Nicholas Barby in 1288 to Eric Clapton in 1979. Barberstown Castle is a member of Ireland’s Blue Book.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

A destination wedding in a historic castle for over 100 people for under $20,000 is pretty amazing. We love that this property can accommodate a large number of guests and is so close to Dublin for guests traveling from the United States or Europe. The hotel is a great mix of antique and modern, and the indoor/outdoor spaces (without having to have a dining tent) are a great bonus.

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Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

10 Convenient for Grandma

10 Layout

10 Location

9 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

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