Wedding venue for 80-110 persons — The barn dance package
Shankill Castle is a rustic and homely venue that makes your wedding day truly the most incredible day of your life. Decorations and furniture can be borrowed from us and even the food and flowers can be grown for your homemade wedding. We have a list of recommend suppliers and caterers for the entire occasion.
The Barn Dance Wedding at Shankill
Go barmy in the Barn with a real DIY wedding. We clear the space and provide you with mix and match chairs and tables as you require (and to our maximum 80 chairs, 20 tables). You can transform the blank canvas into your own funky style and party all night. You can even have your drinks reception and some photos in the castle before heading to the farm yard.
Accommodation: 6 bedrooms with 3 shared bathrooms for up to 14 people for 2 nights (some on camp beds) and breakfast for those staying.
Food/ catering: Food and drink for event not supplied. We can recommend some amazing caterers and local brewers that we have worked with before. We uniquely do not charge a corkage fee so that you can bring your own wine and party like you would in your own home. Note that this wedding require additional kitchen equipment such as ovens etc to be hired.
What you can borrow from us: (bear in mind it is mostly mix'n'match and there is a loss or damage fee) 80 chairs, 5 benches, 20 tables, 200 wine glasses, 100 tumblers, 120 dinner plates, 90 side plates/dessert plates, 100 knives/forks/spoons, 30 serving spoons, 20 serving platters, 20 serving bowls, 90 vintage tea cups and saucers. 3 teapots and 4 coffee pots, 10 milk jugs, 10 sugar bowls. Burco boiler and 2 Kettles. 20 Candle sticks. An easel for your seating plan. Some fairy lights and bunting. A dresser and table for a bar.
Flower Arrangements: If you want specific styles and colours we can recommend a local florist. Otherwise we can offer you some ivy to weave around your entrance and the use of some of our seasonal flowers and foliage in the garden.
Serving and waiting staff: None provided but we can recommend and excellent serving company.
Extras included: On site assistance. Guest parking. Access to the gardens and woodland. Braziers lit and maintained during party. Candles in jars marking paths. No access to farm unless supervised.
We cannot provide guest toilets. They would have to be hired. We can recommend a local company.
Next day: The after party, space to have a gathering the next day in the barn, castle dining room or garden.
Best suited for medium sized weddings with 80 -110 guests