Set in 30 acres of West Cork hills, with panoramic views over Clonakilty Bay, Camus Farm stands out for those seeking a relaxed, festival vibe for their wedding celebration. The venue is suitable for up to 100 guests, with ceremonial circle, licensed restaurant and covered barn with stage. Stone buildings, mature trees and hedgerows provide stunning natural backdrops for wedding portraits.
Its award-winning restaurant, The Field Kitchen, offers an authentic field-to-fork experience, with much of the produce grown or reared on the Farm, complemented by an extensive wine list and local craft beers on draught. With spacious indoor and covered outdoor facilities, all weathers are catered for. Service may also be conducted in Irish as most of the serving staff are Gaeilgeoirí.
The Field Kitchen is listed in ‘The Irish Times Guide to 100 of the Best Places to Eat in Ireland 2022’ and noted in its ‘Top Seven Outdoor Dining Spots’. On opening in 2021, the Restaurant won the ‘Georgina Campbell Newcomer of the Year Award’ and it is now firmly established as a leading West Cork dining experience.
Chef Bob Cairns and his team create magic in The Field Kitchen restaurant, transforming simple, seasonal ingredients into sensational dishes that will leave your wedding guests delighted with their dining experience. The restaurant offers outstanding vegetarian and vegan feasts, alongside meat dishes. The Farm’s herd of grass-fed Dexter cattle provides the 28-day aged, organic beef. The fresh organic vegetables are supplied daily from the kitchen garden, complemented by local produce as required. Tables can be laid out banquet style, indoors and outdoors, to accommodate larger groups. The restaurant is fully accessible with a set down area, access ramp, accessible tables and an accessible washroom.
On the high ground, overlooking Clonakilty Bay, is the Camus Farm ceremonial circle, modelled on local ring forts, registered for legal weddings, and available for celebrant-led ceremonies. Having ascended a winding path through mature trees, you will emerge to magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. Vehicle access to set down adjacent to the circle is an option for the less mobile. Camus Farm can advise on traditional ceremonies and customs such as ‘handfasting’ and ‘jumping the broom’ and post-church and post-registry celebrations are also welcome.
Recent additions include walkways and nature trails around the farm allowing diners to get up close to the cattle and wildlife. Buzzards, peregrines and kestrels are regularly seen, and dusk brings occasional sightings of owls. Beaches, walking trails, cafes, pubs, and accommodation providers are all close by in the beautiful villages of Ardfield and Rathbarry, and in the vibrant town of Clonakilty. When the night is over, nearby friends at the Mountain Escape Campsite can provide fabulous accommodation in their gorgeous dome, pods or glamping in bell tents.
Bookings are now open for summer 2023 with packages from €10,000. Available wedding dates for 2022 were all reserved within weeks of announcement. Camus Farm also offers rural crafts and games workshops for hen and stag gatherings. Please contact Camus Farm If you would like to arrange a viewing and meet with the team to discuss your requirements.
023 886 9268, camusfarm.ie