Planning a wedding is stressful! There are so many elements to a wedding and so many people to organize – suppliers, guests, bridal party etc. Hen parties can be just as, if not more stressful than planning a wedding.
Different groups of friends meeting for the first time, organizing a weekend that suits, paying deposits , choosing activities to suit everyone, finding an appropriate venue that will suit both the younger and older guests attending the hen party.
For everyone to bond and get to know each other whilst on the Hen party it is important that the venue suits. If everyone feels comfortable in their surroundings then they will be more at ease letting loose and enjoying themselves in new company.
For the last year I have been playing in The Barrelstore in Carrick- On- Shannon with my two piece band – Treblesome . During this time we have seen Matt and his team host Hen parties week in and week out. Parties of every size and every age.
Firstly , The location is absolutely perfect. Carrick-On-Shannon is a fabulous town for any party or get-together. Lots of accommodation options including The Barrelstore self catering Apartments and the wonderful Landmark Hotel. There are lots of activities to do in the town and obviously it is set on the river Shannon and is ideal for a more relaxed hen party too.
The Barrelstore itself is a stunning bar. Its layout is so well thought out as it is a large bar but it is broken up with different levels and some partitions meaning smaller hen parties don’t get lost in the large space. The design and layout also means hen parties have their own bit of privacy.
I was chatting to Matt recently about my favourite cocktail which is Long Island Iced Tea. It turns out Matt trained in America which explains how he is such a talented cocktail maker and connoisseur. The bar also do cocktail classes as a little activity which is always fun and interactive. There are many more activities which the bar offer and an extensive drinks menu which of course includes Carrig Brewing Co. Check out their party packages here. There is finger food, pizzas, snacks and nibbles also available and with the bands starting at 8:30 pm on Saturdays, its the perfect spot for some food and entertainment.
Entertainment wise , Matt and the crew only book the best bands (Obviously why he books us!) 😛 With live bands on Fridays and Saturdays and late DJ’s after , you are guaranteed a night of dancing and good entertainment in the comfort of a spacious bar with plenty of seating and private areas for you and your girls.
I cant recommend this place enough , whether it be a hen party, birthday party or a wedding after party, Matt and the crew know how to host. Their security team are also fantastic and friendly which makes a huge difference to the atmosphere. I have never seen any trouble or issues on any night. This is a huge thing for us as a band playing in a venue. We always look forward to our gigs here and we are never disappointed.
If you are a stressed bride planning your own hen party or a bridesmaid under pressure to give your friend the best night of her life then look no further than The Barrelstore and Carrick on Shannon. As with weddings, its hard to please everyone but this place ticks all the boxes across the board. It has everything you need but above all , you are guaranteed quality and a comfortable surrounding for you to make memories with all your friends and family.
Make sure to check out The Barrelstore on facebook and get in touch with them to see the full package and what they can offer.
I have listed all our dates below for the rest of the year and have included some videos for you to see what a night is like in The Barrelstore with Treblesome on stage!
Saturday July 29th
Saturday September 2nd
Saturday October 7th
Saturday November 4th
Saturday December 9th
All our gigs start at 8:30 and are followed by DJ till late.
I hope this helps any of you stressing with the hen party planning…. I also look forward to seeing some of you in The Barrelstore very soon. Get in touch with me about booking Treblesome for you own private party, wedding after party or any function that requires a good acoustic band to get you dancing and singing along!