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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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HIRE FEE

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 brunch on the day after the Wedding. Also included in the Hire Fee is the use of the Courtesy Bus to transport Guests between venues on the Day and to drop guests back to their accommodation on site when the Barn closes at 3am.


THE BOATHOUSE

Q. Does the Boathouse have power? The Boathouse has full power, you can plug in your Ipod/Laptop to play music if you wish.

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.



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


THE BARN

Q. Is the Barn heated?

Both sides of the Barn are heated with large Industrial Gas heaters suspended from the ceiling. We also light the Stove in the Barn if required and the open fire in the Garden Room.

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 2pm until 9pm the day before your wedding so you can add your own personal touches. We have a collection of Bunting and other accessories,that should you choose to use, you are welcome to do so.

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 arrange individual tables of 8 reflecting the numbers of your wedding guests. When you arrive the day before to add your own touches to the Barn, Chapel etc you can then move them around as you please. Once provision is made for the comfort of your guests and service of our staff then we are happy with you changing the tables and chairs as you please. 

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.


ACCOMMODATION

Q. How do I book accommodation on site?

Deirdre – the owner – looks after all the accommodation.

Deirdre can be reached by e-mail at  hello@boutiquecamping.ie or by text on 0879875277

Q. Do I allocate my guests to on-site accommodation?

No – you can let Deirdre know which accommodation you would like to reserve for both families and the bridal 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.  Are there power points in the yurts?

No, none of the Units of Accommodation have power with the exception of Kindalin House and the Gate Lodge (which are reserved for the Wedding Party)

Q. Is the accommodation suitable for guests to stay in all year round?

All Units of Accommodation are dressed immediately in advance of your guests arrival. Mount Druid Staff will light your stove on the evening of your stay along with your Candles and Lanterns. A Basket of fuel will be left in your Accommodation for you to maintain your fire. We do not recommend the Boutique camping accommodation for children under 3 years old.


CATERING

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?

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. We do not offer a Formal Menu Tasting as we have 4 different Menu options.

Q. Can we supply our own wine/Alcohol?

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?

Brunch is available the day after your wedding for a minimum of 20 guests. On check in we ask guests if they would like to be included for brunch and then we add it onto their overnight rate. All guests look after themselves so there is no extra expense on the Bride & Groom.

Alternatively, we have two Communal areas on site with full Kitchen Facilities plus a large BBQ.


TRANSPORT

Q. Transport on site?

All Venues on site are within walking distance of each other but we also have pathways that people can drive on, which are lit up at night. We have large Carparks to service both the Tin Chapel and the Barn. We also have a Courtesy Bus on site, which is available for the use of guests to be transported between venues and back to accommodation onsite when the Barn closes.

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

Q. Is there a local taxi I can call?

Dan McLoughlin 087 417 2008




OTHER

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. Is there a Babysitting service Available.

Mount Druid are happy to recommend Local babysitters should you require one.

Q. Where can I charge my phone/camera.

All Venues (The Boathouse/The Barn and communal spaces have power points where you can charge appliances.



Suggested Suppliers

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BANDS

The Beat Boutique, Ph: 087 231 0001 – www.thebeatboutique.ie

Coverse 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


CELEBRANTS

Joe Armstong, Ph: 046 9249285 – www.joearmstrong.ie

Pat Dillane, Ph: 024 96979 – Email: patdillane@msn.com

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: snaredrumster@gmail.com

Vincent Whelan Ph: 086 2657171 – Email: vinny@spiritualceremonies.ie


FLOWERS

Boutique Blooms, 085 8482119 – www.boutiqueblooms.ie

Bronte Flowers, Tracey 087 9341364

House of Flowers, Niamh 044 93 90300 / 0876415064

Seonaid Renton, 087 9314614 – www.madaboutflowers.ie

Sheefin Flowers, Aoife 044 93 48018 – www.sheefinflowers.com


PHOTOGRAPHER

Rubistyle – Amy French 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

In Love Photography 087 362 8140 www.inlovephotography.ie

Johnny Corcoran Photography www.johnnycorcoran.ie

IG Studio – Greg 087 7792967 www.igstudio.ie

Darek Novak 085 1527036 www.photosligo.com


CHURCH & RECEPTION MUSIC

Enda Seery – Traditional Irish Music & Song 087 792 4778

Ger Gallagher – Variety 086 807 3456

Eamon O’Neill – Trad 086 341 2063

Diarmuid O’Brien – Variety incl piano 087 262 5455 diarmuidobrien82@gmail.com

Larissa Tormey – 087 120 7240

Be-spoke – Gramophone/Vintage – Cormac 087 671 9764

Colin Fahy Ceremony Music 087 9875076 – www.colinfahy.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


PLANNER

Sharon McMeel – 086 852 4800 www.sharonmcmeel.ie

Bláithín O’Reilly Murphy – 087 919 0722 www.theweddingexpert.ie

CAKE

Cake-it-Away – 043 6685 896/ 087 310 6658

Cherub Couture Cakes – 087 774 7095 cherubcouturecakes@gmail.com

French Wedding Cakes – Julian Drapeau 087 775 4135 www.frenchweddingcakes.com

Kelly Lou Cakes – 087 953 0681 www.kellylou.com

Novelty Cakes – Athlone 090 64 46024 www.noveltycake.ie

Wildflour Bakery – Dublin 087 050 5567

Dublin Doughnut Company – Hilary Quinn www.dublindoughnutco.ie



OUTSIDE TREAT OPTIONS

The Vintage Parlour – 085 1350503 www.thevintageparlour.ie

Carolyns Sweets – 087 6120917 www.carolynssweets.ie

Smith’s ice-cream van – Caroline 0419884428 info@smithsicecreamvans.com

McGrath’s Sweet Shop – Bernie 087688 7804


CAR HIRE

Check out the newest member of the Mount Druid family. Meet “Morris” our new Morris Minor. Please ask in the wedding office for details.

Ph: 044 92 26679


BIKE HIRE

Mullingar Bike Hire – 044 93 36014 www.mullingarbikehire.com


TAXI

Dan McLoughlin – 087 417 2008

Michael’s Taxi – 087 6961016

Begley’s Taxi – 044 9343067


BABYSITTER

Louise Ward – 087 140 8900

PHOTO BOOTH

Funky Cam – Ciaran 085 203 5631 www.facebook.com/FunkyCamIreland Luxury photo booth – Adrian 085-7483 258 www.BlackandWhiteEvents.ie


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