frequently asked questions
We can suggest suppliers for everything you may need including flowers, decor, audio/visual equipment and entertainment to ensure your wedding day is just as you have always wanted.
Q. What does the hire fee include?
The Hire Fee guarantees exclusive use of the Barn, the Garden Room, Walled garden and Boat House by the lake for you and your Guests on the day of your Wedding, it also covers the use of the Barn for Breakfast on the day after the Wedding. Also included in the Hire Fee is the use of the Courtesy Buses to transport guests between venues on the Day and to drop guests back to their accommodation on site when the Barn closes, also the lighting of all stoves in the Glamping Accommodation. The Hire Fee also includes all Crockery, Glassware, Cutlery, Antique candelabras and candles for the dressing of the dining tables.
Q. Is the Barn heated?
Both sides of the Atrium and Barn are heated with large Industrial Gas heaters suspended from the ceiling. We also light the Stoves in the Barn and the Garden Room if required.
Q. What are the dimensions of the Barn?
Upper barn 25ft x 48ft
Lower barn 22ft x 48ft
Q. When is the Barn and Chapel available for decorating?
The Barn and Chapel will be available from 3pm until 6pm the day before your wedding so you can add your own personal touches.
Q. What size are the tables in the Barn?
Each table is 7ft x 2ft and seats 6-8 people
Q. How do you arrange the tables for the meal?
We will provide you with a Table plan reflecting guests numbers in advance of your arrival.
Q: Are children allowed in the Barn at night?
In accordance with the Intoxicating Liquor Act of 2008, Children may remain in a licensed premises between the hours of 10.30am to 9pm only (10pm from May to September inclusive). We are happy to recommend Local babysitters, should you require one.
Q. How do I book accommodation on site?
Please email your accommodation request to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you call the office during business hours on 044 9226679.
Eleanor & Margaret will be delighted to assist with any queries you may have.
Q. Do I allocate my guests to on-site accommodation?
No – you can let Margaret or Eleanor know which accommodation you would like to reserve for both families and the wedding party. Once this is taken care of, your guests are at liberty to book their own accommodation.
Q. Do I need to bring anything if I’m staying overnight?
Yes – Please bring your own Towels and toiletries
Q. Where do we have access to power on site.
Granny’s Lounge (communal lounge area) is centrally located and has full power. The Powder Van (suitable for hair and Make up) has full power also.
The Boathouse and Barn have full power and sockets available to charge phones.
Q. Is the accommodation suitable for guests to stay in all year round?
Yes, All of the Glamping Units of Accommodation have a Wood Burning stove. Mount Druid staff light all fires and keep them topped up until Guests return to their accommodation. All Path ways are lit up at night and All beds are freshly dressed immediately in advance of your guests arrival. All of the Houses have central heating.
We do not recommend the Boutique camping accommodation for children under 3 years old due to the presence of the stove.
Q. Does the Boathouse have power?
The Boathouse has full power but does not have WI-FI you can plug in your ipod/laptop to play music if you wish, but the music must be downloaded in advance.
Q. Is there a minimum requirement to provide catering to guests at the Boathouse?
Yes there is, we require minimum numbers of 40 guests in order to offer the Services of our Pizza chef at the Boathouse.
Q. Does Mount Druid look after the Catering or is there an option to bring in outside caterers.
We have our own Industrial Kitchen and team of Chefs in the Barn, who are happy to cater for your dietary requirements. We do not allow outside catering for the day of your Wedding.
Q. How do I choose my menu?
We do not offer a Formal Menu Tasting as we have 3 different Menu options. However at the beginning of each year, we host a Wine and Canape tasting evening at Mount Druid with our Sommelier, this is an informal event which allows you to sample all the Wines and a Selection of the Canapes offered for your Wedding.
Q. Can we supply our own wine/Alcohol?
Mount Druid have a Wine Supplier that is happy to work with you in respect of wine choices for your wedding.
Patrons are prohibited from consuming alcohol other than alcohol supplied by Mount Druid whilst the bar is open. This will be rigorously enforced and Mount Druid reserve the right to stop the wedding if this condition is not adhered to.
Q. What food do you provide for children?
Children 4 years and under are complimentary, Children aged 5 – 11 years old are served half portions and are charged half price. Children aged 12 and over are charged Adult prices
Q. What are the options for next day catering?
Breakfast is available the day after your wedding, served from 9am to 11am in the Barn (subject to a minimum number of 40 guests). On check in we ask guests if they would like to be included for Breakfast and then we add it onto their overnight rate. All guests look after themselves so there is no extra expense on the Wedding couple. Alternatively, we have a communal space on site with full Kitchen Facilities.
Q. What time is checkout?
All guests must vacate their accommodation by 12 noon with the Gate closing at 12.30.
THE TIN CHAPEL
Q. How many pews in the Chapel? We have a total of 32 pews, 16 pews each side, the seating capacity is approximately 180.
Q. What length and width is the aisle in the Chapel? The Aisle is 60ft x 5ft
Q. Is the Chapel heated? The Chapel is heated with a large Industrial Gas Heater that runs the length of the Ceiling.
Q. Is there a PA system in the Chapel?Yes
Q. Transport on site?
All Venues on site are within walking distance of each other but we also have pathways, which are lit up at night. We have large Carparks to service both the Tin Chapel and the Barn. We also have two Courtesy Bus on site, which are available for the use of guests to be transported between venues and back to accommodation onsite when the Barn closes at night.
Q. How do I get to Mount Druid via public transport?
The nearest train station is Mullingar which is a 10-15 minute drive from Castletown Geoghegan Please see www.irishrail.ie. Kilbeggan is serviced my many public transport operators and is 10 minutes from Mount Druid. Please see www.buseireann.ie or www.citylink.ie
Q. Is there a local taxi I can call?
Begleys Taxi 087 909 4494
Q. Is Mount Druid wheelchair accessible?
Yes, All venues on site and most of the units of Accommodation are wheelchair accessible, with disabled access Toilets positioned at the Boathouse and in the Barn.
Q. Do you have credit card facilities?
We have a Debit/Credit card machine in reception to pay for accommodation but not in the bar. There is no ATM in the village.
Q. Do you allow fireworks?
No as we are a working farm in an agricultural area.
Q. Do you allow guests to bring Dogs?
We do not allow dogs as Mount Druid is a working Organic Sheep Farm.
Q. Is there a Babysitting service Available.
No – we do not offer a Babysitting service, however, we have no issue with Guests bringing their own sitter.
Q. Where can I charge my phone/camera.
All Venues (The Boathouse/The Barn/Granny’s Lounge) have power points where you can charge appliances.
Chief Keegan, Ph: 085 1443747 www.chiefkeegan.com
The Toxic Twins, Ph: 086 1006041
The Elastic Band, Ph: 086 3068871 www.theelasticbandwebsite.com
The Muddlers Club, Ph: 0044 797 356 8112 www.facebook.com/themuddlersclub
The Beat Boutique, Ph: 087 231 0001 www.thebeatboutique.ie
Converse Allstars, Ph: 087 928 1559 www.alternativeweddingband.ie
House Party, Ph: 086 8964406 www.housepartyband.ie
Till death do us party, Ph: 085 800 8104 www.tilldeathdousparty.com
Rubistyle, Amy 086 300 2777 www.rubistyle.com
Aoife O’Sullivan Photography, www.aosphoto.com
Moathill Photography, www.mhphoto.ie
Pawel Bebenca, 086 8923 406 www.pawelbebenca.com
Fiona Jamieson photography, 44 7979 345347 www.fionajamiesonphotography.com
Bronte Photography, Tanya Cullen 087 768 8886 www.brontephotography.ie
Leanne Keaney Photography, 087 970 9644 www.leannekeaney.ie
Johnny Corcoran Photography, www.johnnycorcoran.ie
IG Studio, Greg 087 7792967 www.igstudio.ie
Darek Novak, 085 1527036 www.photosligo.com
HAIR & MAKE-UP
Agnes Burke – 085 765 6633 www.agnesburkehairdressing.ie
The Hair Gallery Kilbeggan – 057 933 3693
Gabrielle Seery make-up and beauty – 086 172 0595
Maria Whiting Make Up 083 893 4568 www.mwmakeup.ie
Brows Beauty Skin, Ina 085 855 5151 email@example.com
Sandra Garvin 087 940 3387 (based in Castltown Geoghegan)
Gem Events, Patricia 083 8943450 www.gemevents.ie
Joe Armstong, Ph: 046 9249285 – www.joearmstrong.ie
Pat Dillane, Ph: 024 96979 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Karen Dempsey, Ph: 086 387 0331 – www.karendempsey.ie
The Civil Celebrant – Simone, Ph:087 781 3594 – www.thecivilcelebrant.ie
Tim McGrath, Ph: 089 488 4111 – Email: email@example.com
Vincent Whelan, Ph: 086 2657171 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh Gormley, Ph: 085 7532655 email@example.com
Pig mint films, http://pigmintfilm.com/
Caffrey Cabs, 087 61 17777
Begleys Taxi, 087 909 4494
Boutique Blooms, 085 8482119 – www.boutiqueblooms.ie
Bronte Flowers, Tracey 087 9341364
House of Flowers, Niamh 044 93 90300 / 0876415064
Les Fleurs, Olivier 01 497 5407 www.lesfleurs.ie
Joanna Caffrey Flowers, 087 8596818 www.joeannacaffrey.ie
Flowers by Mee, 053 123669 www.flowersbymee.com
Seonaid Renton, 087 9314614 www.madaboutflowers.ie
Sheefin Flowers, Aoife 044 93 48018 https://www.facebook.com/SheefinFlowers/
CHURCH & RECEPTION MUSIC
Doug Sheridan, 085 7316757
Shane Butler, 086 2477730
OUTSIDE TREAT OPTIONS
Check out the newest member of the Mount Druid family. Meet “Morris” our new Morris Minor. Please ask in the wedding office for details. 044 92 26679