Unique Bar & Barn


Thank you for your interest in celebrating your Wedding at Vaughan’s Inn, Kilfenora.

We take pride in using only the finest freshest ingredients that our Head chef sources as locally as possible, creating the best-tasting dishes for you and your guests to enjoy.

Our unique venue, can be filled with as much personal touches that represent you as a couple. It will have your guests talking about it for months after.

Our highly trained staff work tirelessly to ensure you and your guests receive the best service possible, and we take pride in our can do attitude. There is no request too little or big that we will work towards all in the hopes of giving you the wedding of our dreams that is as unique as you are.

The Details


VENUE Details:

  • Max capacity for weddings is 120 people – no minimum number
  • We welcome weddings of all sizes
  • Exclusive use of Vaughan’s Barn for one night
  • Décor of the barn of organza wall drape in white room, fairy lights in both rooms of the barn and around the tree and bar. Candles on each window. Table dressing of fresh pressed white table clothes, tea lights and candle holders.
  • Personalised table plans and printed menus
  • Late bar included


  • Handmade canapés which are a speciality of the house
  • 3-course wedding dinner personally chosen from our extensive wedding menu
  • Mid-night supper, and if you wish, your wedding cake cut and served at this time.


  • A Glass of prosecco for each guest on arrival
  • Freshly brewed tea and coffee following your meal



Our Guest house has 9 ensuite bedrooms, sleeping 21 people in total, and is self-catering. If you need additional accommodation, we are more than welcome to help you find it.

We automatically block book the guest house for your wedding when you book with us. We will not release rooms to the public if you have guests staying with us. The requirement for rooms must be confirmed when confirming your wedding date.


We welcome our wedding couples to personalise the Barn to their taste with their own décor, or bring their owner professional decorator in.

Our preferred Décor supplier is Kate Deegan Co-Ordination Made Easy Tel: +353-(0)65 6833774 Email: info@co-me.net Web: www.co-me.net

Ceremony on Site


An outdoor ceremony is a rare and beautiful thing in Ireland, but when the sun shines it presents the opportunity to be married outside in our private, enclosed garden. Say “I do” under our mature trees, let the ever-changing season colours of the leaves make your setting a unique experience.

And just for some add luck with the weather, we do put the Child of Prague under the hedges the night before every wedding.

If the weather is not in our favour, the barn is prepared for your ceremony, letting the candles and fairy lights guide you up the aisle to the happily ever after.

Our Chiavari chairs are used for the ceremony

Kilfenora has unique and beautiful photo opportunities for intimate photos. Use the famous Glass Cathedral for your First Look photos, or the high crosses and rolling backdrops for your family photos. Stroll the roads that are lined with seasonal wildflowers and hand-built tall stone walls to bring the essence of the Burren location into your photos.

2022 – 2023 Pricing


Wedding Meal


You have a choice of either hot or cold arrival canapes

For your 1st Course, you can choose two options from the Starters / Soups / Sorbets list.

2nd Course you have a choice of two from our Mains / Fish / Veg listings

3rd Dessert you have a choice of 3 to fill your dessert towers.

4th Course of freshly brewed tea and freshly ground Coffee

Late Supper option with standard options, with vegetarian options on request

October to April – €75 per head

May to September – €80 per head


Ceremony on-site, with the use of Chiavari Chairs

October to April – €1,000

May to September – €1,500


House Wine

Per Bottle – €35



Per Bottle – €10



To secure your date with us, a deposit of €1,000 needs to be paid on the booking.

Your Wedding Food


Arrival Canapes

Served with Tea / Coffee Or Prosecco

Choose between Cold / Hot Canapes

Cold Canapes

Finger Sandwiches
A selection of freshly made finger sandwiches using seasonal ingredients

Freshly baked scones
Served with fresh cream and jam

Hot Canapes (Select 5)

  • Goats Cheese bon bons
  • Roast beef in gerkin (GF)
  • Smoked salmon crepes
  • Black Pudding Fritters
  • Mini Vegetarian Quiche (GF)
  • Spicy Chicken Lollipop (GF)
  • Cod bites with lemon may

Classic Caesar Salad
Served with baby gem lettuce, shaved parmesan, sourdough croutons, crispy prosciutto and house Caesar dressing

Kilfenora Hog and Scallops
Sauteed Scallops, slow-cooked pork belly, celeriac puree and chicken jus

Burren Smoked Salmon and Crab Terrine
Locally sourced smoke salmon filled with creamy crab

Confit of Duck Leg
served on a bed of ragout of Puy Lentils

Vaughan’s Tasting Plate
Pressed Ham Hock Terrine Crab Roulade
Smoked Salmon

Chicken and Mushroom Vol au Vent
with White Wine Cream Sauce

Vegetable Soup, Blended Fresh Vegetables (GF)
Cream of Leak and Potato Soup (GF)
Mild Curry Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup
Tomato and Basil Soup (GF)
Seafood Chowder Finished with Dill and Dillisk (GF)

Lemon and Gin Sorbet (GF)
Champagne Sorbet (GF)

Roast Sirloin of Burren Hereford Beef
Served with Yorkshire Pudding and red wine and thyme jus

Rack of Kilkenny Lamb (€15 Supplement)
Herb crusted with a minted pea puree, rosemary and redcurrant jus

Pan Roast Breast of Duck
With Hoisin seasoning, braised red cabbage and Cointreau jus

Pan Roast Cornfed Chicken Breast
With Smoked Ham and Cheddar, and chicken jus

Fillet of Prime Beef (€10 supplement)
Topped with Portobello Mushroom, red onion and balsamic jam, and peppercorn sauce


Baked Fillet of Hake
Shrimp and capers, with a lemon butter sauce

Pan fried Darn of Atlantic Salmon
Mild Cajun spice, served with a salsa

Paupiettes of Lemon Sole
White Wine, saffron and dill cream sauce


Wild Mushroom and Pea Risotto
Topped with Parmesan Shavings, rocket dressed in truffle oil

Massaman Thai Curry
Aromatic blend of lemon grass, chilli peppers, coconut milk, steamed rice and poppadom

Baked Aubergine
Served with a ratatouille of seasonal vegetables, and topped with shavings of vegan parmesan (GF)

Fill your petis four towers from the following selection (choose 3) :
Bride and Groom’s choice of cheese cake
Warm Crumble of the day made with seasonal fruit Seasonal Fruit Posset
Chocolate Ganache Cake
Lemon Citrus Tartlet
Warm Chocolate Fondant

Homemade Chips
Vegetarian Option on Request

Choose Your Wedding Wine


Sauvignon Blanc
Old Coach Road by the Siefried Family
New Zealand, 2021 – AWC Vienna Gold 2021
The 2021 Old Coach Road Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is intensely varietal and alive on the nose with hints of melon, lime and hops. The palate is bright and flavoursome with layers of tropical passionfruit and ripe grapefruit. The finish is long and luscious.

Shottesbrooke, South Australia, 2018
Award tasting note: (2016 vintage) “Crisp, rounded white peach and tropical fruit. Lively acidity and delicate palate.” – Bronze, International Wine Challenge

Pinot Grigio
Canto Novo, Catarratto, Italy
This blend of Catarratto and Pinot Grigio is a light, crisp and refreshingly dry wine. The perfect choice for any occasion. Delicate floral aromas with a delicious citrus flavour

El Esteco, Don David Reserve, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina 2020
Earthy, roasted plum and black-fruit aromas are reduced at first and never that bright. On the palate, this Salta Malbec feels heavy and demanding. Ripe but short berry, spice and herbal flavours finish with a mix of wildness and sauvage notes.

Reserve Saint Marc France 2020
Made in a fruity and easy-to-drink style whilst being charming and well-balanced. A dark garnet red colour with a fruity nose, mixed with spicy notes of thyme and pepper.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Camino Del Rey Reserva D.O Valle Central, Chile 2021
Classically high tannins, and strong red and black fruit-forward characteristics on both the nose and palate. Aged in American oak for 1-2 years which gives them classic hints of vanilla, spice, and tobacco.

Corkage €10 per bottle