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Horetown House

Congratulations on your recent engagement.

Thank you for considering Horetown House as a venue for your upcoming Wedding Reception.

The House

Horetown House is nestled on acres of parkland close to the picturesque village of Foulksmills in County Wexford and is exclusively yours for your wedding day.

Built circa the 1700’s, Horetown House has earned an enviable reputation for exceptional food and traditional hospitality. Following careful and sympathetic restoration during 2005, it offers pure opulence in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The warm atmosphere envelops you as soon as you enter. Our elegant drawing rooms, with open log fires, provide an ambience of comfort and sheer pleasure for your guests to relax and enjoy your wedding.

Relax and unwind in our comfy bedrooms. Each has it’s own name, luxurious linens and wonderful antique beds. Bathe in roll top or Jacuzzi baths, sing in power showers and wrap yourself in fluffy bath robes. Wake up in the morning, refreshed and ravenous, ready for a hearty breakfast and a stroll in the gardens. There are 10 rooms in the House, just enough for your bridal party and close family. There is also an abundance of off site accommodation in the area, B&B as well as self catering which we can assist you in sourcing.

Weddings at Horetown House include:

  • Consultation with our Wedding Coordinator to plan with you the details of your dream wedding.
  • Wedding coordinator to manage your wedding reception.
  • Preparing the House for your wedding with your specification in mind.
  • Allocation of rooms to best suit your guests.
  • Red carpet on arrival.
  • Floral arrangement in entrance hall.
  • Personalised table plans on display in hallway and entrance to Cellar Restaurant.
  • Table setting including tea lights & crisp white linen & napery.
  • Cake stand and knife.
  • Personalised menus on all tables.
  • The Lady Fitzgerald Bridal Suite complete with Champagne, Floral Arrangement and Rose Petal,Candelight Jaccuzzi (on request) for Wedding night with our best wishes.
  • PA system for speeches.
  • Ample free car parking.
  • Late Breakfast on day after wedding by prior arrangement.
  • Late check out on day after wedding.
  • Exclusive use of Horetown House and grounds for your Wedding - the House will be open to you and your Wedding party only.
  • Providing a late night bar service after the meal.

Service Charge at a rate of 12.5% on all food and beverages.


We can also arrange…..

Champagne, sparkling wine, summer punch, glass of wine and canap reception on arrival

  • Mulled wine and shortbread or mince pies, on arrival
  • Arrival by helicopter
  • Pre and post wedding dinners, buffets and barbeques (on the lawn, weather permitting)
  • Champagne picnics
  • Midnight Munchies - selection of hot & cold
  • Gourmet Fish & Chip Van
  • Chair covers & room styling
  • Pre Wedding beauty & hair in house


Civil Ceremonies

Horetown House is now available as a Civil Wedding venue. To arrange a Civil Ceremony the Bride & Groom should contact their Registrar who will outline the requirements to go forward with their plans.

At Horetown House, we can make your Ceremony a truly memorable occasion. The Ceremony is performed in either one of our drawing rooms or the Major Lackin Dining room.

Up to 50 guests can be seated in our drawing room for a civil ceremony, larger numbers can be facilitated in an adjoining room with a PA System if required.

Ours is a very intimate venue which offers the Bride & Groom and their guests privacy and luxury and a sense of serenity.

House Weddings Upstairs

Drinks Reception will be held in front Hall.

For all Weddings at Horetown House, parties will have the use of the entrance hall for their drinks reception, along with the two drawing rooms, to allow their guests to relax while photos are being taken. Your party will also have full use of these rooms in the evening after the meal should they prefer some quiet time away from the Band or DJ downstairs.

Weddings up to 30 Guests

We offer you the Major Lackin Private dining room, giving your party an intimate, personal atmosphere, with old world style and luxury.

Weddings of less than 40.

The stone room, which is the oldest part of The Cellar, is ideal for numbers under 40 and allows the newer section of the restaurant to be used for seating, with sofas and low tables for your guests to relax before dancing the night away in the Cherry Room with your own bar.

Weddings of less than 60

For parties under 60 we offer dining in the Stone and the Middle section and we can set up the Cherry Room for dancing.

House Weddings Downstairs Up to 120 (2011 onwards)

We offer use of all three sections of the restaurant for dining and use the upstairs drawing rooms for your evening relaxation. As you take time to chat upstairs we will rearrange the rooms downstairs with sofas and low tables for guests to return to while your band and DJ set up in the Cherry Room. Alternatively dancing can be upstairs if numbers allow.


Marquee Weddings New for 2011

Due to increasing demand for our Marquee Weddings we have invested in our own marquee, saving couples on average €5000 in hire fees. At Horetown House we treat our Marquee Weddings exactly the same as our House Weddings, using the same high standard of delph, cutlery, linen and glassware, to serve the exquisite food our kitchen is renowned for.

The Weekend Wedding

The Weekend wedding is becoming very popular at Horetown House. The second day gives the Bride & Groom time to relax with their guests and families. We offer a Buffet or BBQ which extra guests may be invited to this second day and can provide outdoor entertainment for your guests. For those having a small number to their ceremony and reception this is an ideal way to include friends and family who would like to take part in your celebrations, and is an ideal opportunity to involve children who may not attend the day before.

Wedding Menus

STARTERS

Crab fish cake, lemongrass coconut dip*

Parma Ham with rocket leaves and fresh figs

Smoked Chicken, baby leaves, cherry tomato with honey mustard dressing

Horetown House smoked chicken caesar calad served with crispy bacon, garlic croutons, parmesan shavings and homemade caesar dressing

Salad of poached pear, Cashel blue cheese, spicy walnuts, rocket & blue cheese dressing

Pan gried Clonakilty black pudding, glazed apples, grainy mustard dressing

Grilled goats cheese salad, roast beetroot, organic greens, toasted hazelnuts & beetroot dressing*

Deep fried goats cheese with red pepper chutney and mixed leaves

Grilled escalope of salmon with sun dried tomato vinaigrette

Spring roll of chicken, sun dried tomato, mozzarella & basil

Filo parcels of chicken, wild mushrooms & thyme with maderia sauce

Confit of duck, potato galette, red pepper chutney*

Pan fried Kilmore Quay scallops, black pudding, roasted beetroot & balsamic dressing*

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SOUP

Creamy country vegetable soup

Potato, garlic, thyme & onion Soup

Roast butternut squash, onion and rosemary

Wild mushroom soup with truffle oil*

Potato & leek soup

Roast Jerusalem artichoke & truffle cream*

Carrot, sweet potato, ginger & coriander soup

SORBETS

Lime sorbet

Champagne sorbet

Mango sorbet

Granny smith apple sorbet

Elderflower sorbet

Pear sorbet

MAIN COURSE

Roast rack Irish lamb, wholegrain mustard crust, wild garlic sauce*

Chargrilled cornfed chicken Breast, wild mushroom and potato stuffing, chive gravy

Pan-fried breast of chicken, confit root vegetables, marjoram veloute, sweet pepper chutney.

Supreme of Irish chicken wrapped in Parma Ham, served with grilled polenta & Mediteranean vegetables and salsa verde.

Pan seared duck breast, potato and apple cake, honey cider sauce

Slow braised pork belly, apple & parsnip mash, cider jus

Roast loin of pork with braised red cabbage, herb stuffing & bramley apple sauce

Slow braised rump of lamb, crushed baby potatoes, peas and mint, port jus

Roast rib eye of Irish beef with fondant potato, red onion marmalade & red wine gravy

Peppered leg of venison, braised red cabbage with apples, parsnip crisps, game & peppercorn sauce*

Grilled sea bass with tiger prawns, baby ratatouille & saffron veloute

Baked fillet of organic salmon, served with a creamy tarragon sauce

Baked fillet of Atlantic cod with pea puree & basil butter

DESSERTS

Bread and butter pudding, honeycomb ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream

Marmalade pudding with crme Anglaise

Vanilla crme brule, seasonal berries & sable biscuits*

Warm chocolate brownie, home made vanilla ice cream, hot chocolate sauce

Rich pecan pie with hot fudge sauce, freshly whipped cream

Lemon tart with fresh raspberries and vanilla cream

Pear & almond tart, caramel fudge ice cream, blackberry compote

Spiced poached pear, vanilla ice-cream, butterscotch sauce with sable biscuits.

Apple & blackberry crumble with crme Anglaise.

Tunisian orange cake with Grand Marnier Syrup & crme fraiche

Rich chocolate tart with praline ice cream

Vanilla pannacotta with Wexford strawberry compote & pistachio crumble*

Wexford strawberries in aged balsamic vinegar with mascarpone cream & sable biscuits

Please select 2 Starters or Soup, 2 Main Courses and Two Desserts Priced at €65 per person with a 12.5% service charge.

* These choices are available in menus of €75 and over and some items are available only when in season.

Special Dietary Requirements can also be catered for, please advise requirements well in advance and we will be happy to look after them for you.

Additional Courses

Demitasse Soup €4

Additional Main Course €5 per person

Additional Starter €5 per person

Additional Dessert €5 per person


Mid-Night Munchies - €10 per person

Home made Hereford Beef Mini Burgers

Gourmet Finger Sandwiches (selection of fillings)

Mini Sausages in Honey & Mustard

Cheese Croquettes with spicy dip

Smoked salmon salsa in pastry shells

Spicy chicken thighs

Chicken & mushroom vol -a -vents

Cocktail sausages

Gourmet Fish & Chip Van

Summer Barbecue €35 per guest.

Choose any three of the Main Courses, any four of the Salads and any two of the Sauces or Dressings. Minimum Numbers Apply.

Main Courses

Butterflied Leg of Wexford Lamb

Slow cooked pork belly

Irish Pork, Beef Kebabs

Blackened Salmon Steaks

Swordfish Skewers with mixed vegetables

Cornfed Chicken Drumsticks marinated in a yogurt dressing

Irish Lamb Cutlets on the bone

Tuna Brochettes

Halloumi cheese & mixed pepper skewers

Summer skewered vegetables

Suckling pig on a spit ( Price obtainable on request, subject to availability)

Salads, salsas & accompaniments

Tomato and avocado salsa

Mango chilli mint salsa

Baby potato and and smoked bacon salad

Tomato, feta, cucumber, black olive and wild garlic salad

Roast root vegetables

Mixed leaves with selection of dressing

Pasta salad with pesto and olive oil dressing

Cucumber, radish and sugar snap salad

Rocket, French bean, red onion and crouton salad

Grilled aubergene with garlic and parmesan

Red cabbage coleslaw


Buffet Menu

Cold Cuts

Choose 2 from each section below

Home cooked, hand cut glazed ham

Hand cut sirloin of roast beef

Dressed organic salmon

Stuffed turkey breast - hand sliced

Hot Dishes

Lamb korma served with piallu rice

Spicy chicken with almonds and coconut served with basmati rice

Thai green chicken curry served with basmati rice

Beef stroganoff served with mashed potato

Choose 3 from below

Salads

Potato salad with chopped scallions & chives

Potato salad of baby potatoes in a mustard dressing

Cucumber relish

Spiced cous cous with mixed roasted vegetables

Pasta salad with mixed roasted vegetables & pesto and olive oil dressing

Rice salad with mixed dried fruit and peppers

Mixed green leaves with a selection of dressings

Tomato & basil salad with olive oil dressing

Traditional coleslaw

Choose 2 from below

Desserts

Pavalova with fresh seasonal fruits

Tunisian Orange Cake with Grand Marnier syrup & crme fraiche

Lemon or strawberry cheesecake

Apple Crumble with vanilla ice cream

Chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream

Individual lemon tarts with fresh cream


Horetown House

Wedding Terms and Conditions

Services supplied by Horetown House apply to 75 persons or more. For more intimate Weddings of numbers below 75 we will be delighted to tailor a package for you. Please note that there are restrictions on the number of additional guests attending the evening party, this will be determined at time of booking.

A pro-forma invoice will be issued once decisions have been made regarding approximate numbers and menus. The pro-forma will outline all elements of the wedding which will be charged to the Couple, i.e. all services provided, the day before if applicable, day of wedding and day after if applicable.

Horetown House which dates back to 1692 is exclusively yours for your Wedding Day. Your wedding is like a private house party. There are 10 luxurious bedrooms for your family and guests .To guarantee exclusivity for your wedding, these rooms must be confirmed when the date is booked for your wedding. The Bridal Suite is complimentary for the Bride & Groom.

The hire fee for Horetown House and grounds in it’s entirety is €3,000 for one night and €1,500 for each subsequent night. This hire fee is for the full use of the House which will be fully staffed for the duration of your stay and covers the cost of Bed & Breakfast for your guests. Please see costing sample provided. Should the Bride & Groom decide to pass on all or a portion of the cost of the rooms to their guests, we will be happy to collect these monies direct from the guests. However, the Bride & Groom are ultimately responsible for ensuring that all accommodation is paid in full and any shortfall will be charged to their account.

A reasonably accurate number for guests for meal is required one month before the wedding date.

Final numbers to be seated for meal on the day of the wedding will be required 5 days in advance of the wedding date and this number of meals will be charged for. In the event of extra guests arriving the cost for these will added to the account.

Any damages that occur will be the sole responsibility of the couple.

Deposit Schedule:

€1.000 non-refundable deposit and signed terms and conditions to secure booking.

Balance due on morning after the Wedding, by Bank Draft/Cash or Cheque by prior arrangement.





Testimonials

  • We both fell in love with Horetown House the day we went to see it, nothing had prepared us for this fine sympathetically restored country house & lovely laid back owners in Tom & Bernie White. When we learned we could get married and have our wedding reception under one roof we booked our date straight away. Not only had we acquired one of the best hidden gems in Ireland for our wedding but we also acquired the best wedding planner any bride to be could have in Kate White, Kate ensured we did not have any stressful moments at all in the run up to the wedding, she chose our menus & wine, thought of things before we did and was always an email away. She even organised the hairdressers for my bridesmaids & I & to our surprise had a lovely bottle of champagne waiting there for us that morning to calm the nerves. Our day was perfect & all our guests just couldnt believe there was such a place as Horetown House, they are still talking about the location, the views, the food. One text read What a brill day! the location, ceremony & the food was wonderful, not to mention the wine, we enjoyed ourselves so much & are crippled from all the dancing. Thank you so much That pretty much summed up the opinions of all our guests. We enjoyed our day so much we are trying to think of an excuse to have another party at Horetown House!!! Tom, Bernie & Kate White, again thank you so so much & we wish you all the very best of luck in the future.

    Submitted by Kerrie Anne & Warren on Tuesday 9 June 2022

  • We had our wedding reception in Horetown House on May 8th 2009.
    We had a small wedding with 40 adults and 2 children. Of the 40 adults, 14 were over 50 and the rest were late 20s early 30s.
    To get a feel for the place, we spent Valentines weekend there. It was just so lovely, we got there late on Friday night, had a relaxing couple of drinks by the big open fire and then on Saturday evening we had our meal in the cellar restaurant downstairs. The food was fabulous and the staff were so lovely.
    We had to hire out the whole house, but as there are only 10 rooms, they were all occupied by our family members. The fact that you have the whole house to yourself on the day of the wedding is a great idea, because it is just you and your guests and the staff and it means that their whole attention is given over to you.
    No one had a bad word to say about our day, in fact they were in awe of the place and the staff.
    They still rave on about it. A lot of them say they will go back for a meal or to stay some weekend as a treat.
    Simply fabulous. My only complaint is that the day went too fast !
    It certainly wont be the last time we visit Horetown house.
    Thank you to Kate, Tom and all the staff that helped us out on that day.

    Submitted by Stephen & Nicola on Friday 8 May 2022

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Contact Details

Foulksmills,
Wexford
Contact name: Kate White
Phone: +353 51 56 56 33

www.horetownhouse.ie

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