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“An AMAZING wedding venue!”
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Horetown House
Ranked #1 of 1 Foulksmills B&B and Inns
Dublin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An AMAZING wedding venue!”
Reviewed August 30, 2010

We had an amazing wedding day, both myself and my husband loved every minute and a lot of it was down to the venue, we were also very lucky with the weather. Horetown House is an amazing venue and it was great that we had the entire house exclusively for the weekend, it really felt like home. First of all I would like to start with the food, it was really really good and we have heard nothing but amazing comments from our friends and family. Having nice food was very important to us, and was one of the reasons we chose Horetown House, we were not disappointed! The chef was great, and had no problem with taking our favorite ingredients and creating delicious dishes. Secondly, Kate was great in that she just took over the colour scheme and provided the flowers for the centre pieces and for the rooms throughout the house, one less thing that we had to worry about. Thirdly, the day after the wedding we had a BBQ and again we have to say the food was amazing, everyone is still talking about it, especially the desert!!

Horetown accommodated us as much as they could in terms of how we wanted to have the band and dj set up and it created such a relaxed atmosphere for everyone. I would like to say a special thanks to Tom who was great, he stayed up until the early hours of both mornings and kept the bar open and always had a smile on his face, everyone loved him!

I did have a bit of an issue with the price of the bedrooms but I can see why they are charged at the rate they are, they are really luxurious and I can honestly say that the sheets are some of the nicest I have ever slept on and the rooms are so luxurious. But I can understand why it would put people off and it very nearly did put us off, but I am really glad it didn’t.

Just a small point but it would have been nice to have a bottle of champagne waiting for the bride and her party when we arrived in the room to get ready. Thankfully my sisters were organized and had two bottles ready to pop.

Overall I would definitely recommend Horetown House as a wedding venue if food, atmosphere and beautiful surroundings are important to you.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

My wife and I attended a close friends wedding in Horetown House as evening guests. We were highly impressed with the venue as it echoed the charm of a bygone age. In horetown house we immediately felt relaxed and welcome as if we were friends dropping by for the evening. The staff are outstanding, while not being intrusive, were always there when required with an attitude of "nothing is a problem". All our friends and fellow guests were in agreement that Horetown House is a teriffic venue for a special occasion. We would recommend it for its charm, atmosphere, service and privacy.
The only criticism we would have is that there could be more directional signage from the main roads, however this aside we can say " Well done to all concerned."

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wexford, Ireland.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2010

From the moment we chose Horetown House as our venue to hold our special day, it was by far the most enjoyable and pleasurable experiences to plan with the help of the co-ordinator and owners of Horetown House. When we arrived at the manor to plan our day we were greeted to open lit fires in the drawing room, the serene, peaceful atmosphere we knew this venue was right for us. We were offered options to suit us, to accomodate us to the size of our wedding, including an unbelievable course selection for our meal. We were not restricted in any way when it came to deciding what we wanted on our menu. We were shown around the house, which we would have to ourselves on the day and we have to say we were in awe at the surroundings, from beautiful paintings, exquiste bedrooms and both the restaurant (for smaller weddings) and the cellar (for the larger wedding) were pristine. Communication with Kate was by far impeccable and as most of our questions to Kate could be done by email, we had a response practically on the day even though she would be unindated with emails and phone calls. The day itself was amazing, we arrived to red carpet and champagne, music chosen by us, meal was gourmet to our tastes with a kiddies menu tailored to our family and no hotel could beat the portion sizes! After the meal we retired to two drawing rooms for music and dancing and evening food arrived when it suited us. Bar extension and the manor to ourselves it was an unforgettable day. All family members including children stayed the night and everyone felt like lord and ladies of the manor in a very relaxed enviornment. Full Irish Breakfast whatever time we requested and then listening to the history from the owners in serene outdoors was excellent. If we were to plan again we would not change a thing about our perfect day. Horetown House is everything it says on the tin, 'historical, exquisite with a hint of finery'. We would recommend this choice to everyone who would like 'something different', but 'very very special' . Thank you so much Kate and to the owners and staff of Horetown House. Look forward to spending our Anniversaires at the Manor. Pauline & Dano O'Leary.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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2 Thank OLOL1
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wexford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2010

Was going to hold my wedding here in 2011 because its perfect for a small wedding. Recieved an information pack from the hotel weding co-ordinator and was resonably happy with prices etc. We arranged a visit with the wedding co-ordinator to go through some finer details. We were told at this meeting that we needed to book every room for the night of the wedding some of which are 420 euro per night, this info was not in the info pack but was not a problem as we were going to book out the hotel anyway. We felt though that if we did not book out the whole venue then we would not recieve the same standard of service. I was subsequently warned by another person about this problem as they had cancelled a weddding over it. We still decided to go ahead with the wedding as we felt we shouldnt judge the venue from one bad report. A few weeks later we decided to pay our deposit and contacted the wedding co-ordinator to go down later that day to pay. The exact words she gave us when we asked to call around later that day were "I'm here now" there was no effort to accomadate us. The feeling we got was as they sensed they had our buissness they did not have to treat us well any longer. I would totally recommend the building as a beautiful wedding venue but beware of the wedding co-ordinator.

  • Stayed March 2010
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8 Thank Ballinaboola
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kate005-9, wedding coordinator at Horetown House, responded to this review, April 4, 2010
I would just like to clarify a number of points in Ballinaboola's review.
Our brochure states " To guarantee exclusivity for your wedding, these 10 rooms must be confirmed when the date is booked for your wedding.
The Bridal Suite is complimentary on the night of the wedding and the remaining 9 rooms must be booked prior to the date of the wedding." We cater for weddings of 4 to 140 and if exclusivity is not required all rooms do not have to be booked but our service remains second to none regardless of size.

The €420 rate quoted by Ballinaboola is for our top room at peak season, the price currently quoted to couples is €2260 for 9 rooms bringing the single night rate to €251 per room B&B.

Horetown House is a 10 bedroom country house available as a private wedding venue but we do not operate a reception or have the house open outside of events, like traditional hotels. We understand this can be limiting for couples as it means they must contact us to arrange a meeting, all efforts are made to be as accommodating as possible to all our clients and perspective clients, however we only have one wedding coordinator and I cannot meet every request particularly at very short notice. Unfortunately it appears we did not meet this clients needs but we wish her the best of luck in her future planning.
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Wexford
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Reviewed January 18, 2010

We had our wedding in Horetown House on New Years Eve, we cant recommend it enough. Everything from the warm, welcoming log fires to the luxurious bedrooms made it the most perfect venue. The owners and staff are most accomodating and just cant do enough for you. The food was excellent and service very good. Horetown House is a little piece of heaven locked away in south wexford..............you can almost imagine this elegant house is your own for the time you spend there.....we will most certainly be back.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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2 Thank Nessified
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Buxted, East Sussex
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Reviewed November 19, 2009

I've wanted to visit Horetown House for years as it was once in my family - until the time of my great-grandmother, so there is a lot of history attached to it for me. I was a little nervous in case it had been turned into a theme park or something but I couldn't have been more wrong!

Everything has been lovingly restored using original plans and I honestly felt as though part of me was in the fabric of the building in some way (of course, this won't apply to every guest!)

The welcome was wonderful and we were cared for like royalty. Wonderful dinner and an afternoon tea to remember - it felt like going back to a different more leisurely time.

The bedrooms (a lot of them named after my family!) were sumptuous and there was unlimited hot water. The drawing rooms and dining room didn't make you feel as though you were in a hotel, but more, a guest in someone's lovely home.

It was wonderful to sit with Bernie, the owner, and look at old family letters I'd brought, dated from the 1860s and know that they'd been written in that very place.

Please visit if you want a treat. It's not the cheapest hotel in the world, but it's worth every penny, for the experience.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank crlncxn
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England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 8, 2009

We arrived here a little nervous having left a very reputable hotel nearby because the welcome and service were so poor.We could not have found a greater contrast.From the moment we stepped through the great front door our host could not do enough for us.We were the only guests that evening but they went the extra mile and asked the chef in and he cooked us a wonderful meal which we enjoyed in a beautiful drawing room with a crackling fire.The rest of our stay was equally taken care of and we enjoyed a wonderful meal in the lovely cellar restuarant.The owners are to be congratulated on their warm hospitality and attention to the care of their guests.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Horetown House
Address: Horetown, Foulksmills, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wexford > Foulksmills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Foulksmills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Horetown House is a 17th-century country house in Wexford. This family run 10 bedroom house is a historic country home, restored to its former glory with sympathetic modern additions, luxurious rooms, original Drawing rooms and with a full bar located in the original wine cellar, serving a menu of modern and rustic meals. We host dinner upstairs in the dining room on special dates throughout the year and cater for private parties. Horetown House is available for weddings and private house takeovers, also family occasions and general celebrations. ... more   less 
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Horetown House Foulksmills, Ireland - County Wexford

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