by Erin & Padraig on Thu, 20th October, 2016
Our day was perfect and faultless from start to finish! We really had the best day ever all thanks to this hotel, especially Stephen who kept saying 'whatever you want, we will do it for you' and he stuck by his word!
by Deborah & Darren on Thu, 20th October, 2016
Stephen and the Team were amazing on the day and also so helpful throughout the organising!! Couldn't do enough for us or the guests, faultless! The food was also fantastic, working in the hospitality industry we had very high expectations which they certainly exceeded!
by Meredith and Mickey Dawson on Thu, 20th October, 2016
Our wedding day at Lough Eske Castle was absolutely perfect in every way. The room was decorated exactly as we wanted, and was even more beautiful than we could have imagined. The staff were perfectly attentive, the food was amazing, and our guests cannot stop talking about the "best wedding ever!" I was hesitant about planning a wedding from so far away, as I hadn't even seen the venue before we booked it because we live in the US, but our leap of faith could not have been more worth it! We truly cannot thank Stephen and the Lough Eske staff enough!
by Dharaka & Frankie on Thu, 20th October, 2016
What can I say? Stephen and the team were fantastic in helping us plan our wedding and giving us a perfect day. Living in London was no barrier and the team were exceptional; from booking rooms to sorting menus to arranging seating plans. They made planning the wedding fun and easy. We can't thank them enough. We are looking forward to returning for many anniversaries to come.
by Rachel Heywood on Wed, 19th October, 2016
We couldn't have asked for better service and advice. Stephen was very accommodating in assuring us both that our day would run smoothly. Nothing was too big to ask, he went out of his way to make sure we were happy with every little detail. We both thoroughly enjoyed our day and in reflection we feel that this is partially down to how well organised and professional all of the staff were at Lough Eske. We couldn't have asked for anything more and we can't wait to return for our first anniversary!
by catherine mc grade on Wed, 19th October, 2016
The professionalism from Stephen and his team ensured the day was effortless for our point of view,as we were in such capable hands. We would highly recommend Lough Eske as the venue for your special day .
by Ben and Shahd Rafferty on Fri, 14th October, 2016
Hello Stephen! We want to thank you for the tremendous and exceptional work you did towards our wedding day. From day 1 we felt that you were going to deliver the perfect wedding, and we were right. From the food tasting, the countless emails, to catering halal meat, to the multiple last last last minute changes, you were calm and collected and plenty of fun :) Unfortunately we were not able to meet you in person prior to our departure, but we just wanted to let you know how thankful we are. We would also like to thank all the staff at Solis Lough Eske Castle; the service was top class and EVERYONE is still raving about the wonderful hospitality. ... Read more
by Norm Connor and Nuala Donaghy on Wed, 12th October, 2016
Although we live in Canada, we decided to have our wedding in Ireland because of our Irish heritage. We chose Solis Lough Eske Castle as we wanted a beautiful and unique setting for our special day. Its location near Donegal Town is within 4 hours of Dublin making it easily accessible for both our Irish guests and those travelling from overseas. On the day, everything went perfectly. From set-up for the wedding ceremony to the reception, delicious dinner and fun-filled dance later that evening, the service we received from the Solis staff was impeccable. We, and our guests, were impressed by the overall ambience of the castle and the standard of accommodations and amenities – it is indeed 5 star. ... Read more
by Mr & Mrs Briggs on Tue, 11th October, 2016
We couldn’t speak highly enough about the day Lough Eske Hotel put on for us. Our family and friends all said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. If anything the hotel under estimated the level of service they would provide to us, the attention to detail paid to us and our guests was unbelievable. 10/10 We would recommend the hotel as a wedding venue to anyone and everyone Special thanks for Stephen and Eimear who made it all possible
by Nicole & Ronan McLoughlin on Tue, 11th October, 2016
Words can not describe how perfect our wedding day was at Lough Eske Castle. From the initial step of booking to the big day itself everything was handled with such professionalism and with a personal touch. Stephen Bell and his team are fantastic at making everything run smoothly and go above and beyond to ensure the bride has her special day. Nothing is to difficult for them. If something needs changed Stephen Bell goes out of his way to make sure you are happy with the changes. No matter when we popped down we were always greeted in a warm and friendly manner and never made to feel like an inconvenience. The venue itself is simply stunning! No where compares ... Read more
by Rachel Wallace on Sun, 9th October, 2016
We got married on 15th April 2016 and had our reception at Lough Eske Castle. From start to finish, it was everything we wanted for our dream day. Stephen from the start said yes to every little detail I wanted as a bride. These included lanterns from the ceiling to the Jameson barrel being used as the cake stand. Food and service was outstanding on the day. Everyone we talked to, complemented the food and the server at each of their tables. The honeymoon suite was fabulous. I would recommend any bride and groom to consider Lough Eske as their venue for their wedding. Every girls dream to get married in a castle. This came true for me.............
by Katrina and Lee Scobie on Fri, 7th October, 2016
Lough eske provided us katrina and Lee Scobie with an excellent venue, service, meals and an experience we will never forget. From the first day we spoke with Stephen to our special day we were treated with such kindness and patience. Would highly recommend this venue for your special day couldn't have asked for any better our guests were also overwhelmed with the service and the food on the day. Thanks again to Lough eske staff and special thanks to Stephen bell wedding co-ordinator for a fabulous day and wonderful reception and service.
by Angie on Fri, 12th August, 2016
From the moment we arrived at Lough Eske Castle until the moment that we left, our experience was amazing. We had a small outdoor wedding, that felt like a fairy tale. With the help of Stephen Bell, we planned the entire wedding from the U.S. He was an absolute pleasure to work with - no detail was too small. He was there every step of the way. The location and the staff were fantastic, our guests enjoyed spending two nights in a castle. Our wedding was memorable and we are hoping to celebrate our one-year anniversary next summer at Lough Eske!
by Adam & Trína Pearson on Fri, 12th August, 2016
My wife and I were lucky enough to have our wedding reception at Lough Eske Castle and it was the most amazing experience from start to finish. From our initial visit to look at the hotel, grounds, rooms and ball room Stephen Bell the wedding coordinator made us feel very welcome and that nothing was too much of a problem. We planned the wedding from home in England and made a couple of visits to meet with decorators and have a tasting to decide our menu for the day. The rest was done via email correspondence and the day was perfect for which we are eternally grateful to Stephen and the team. The hotel itself has the most beautiful grounds, ... Read more
by Michael and Nuala Devine on Mon, 8th August, 2016
When it came to choosing a venue for our wedding reception (June 30 2016) there really was no contest. We've had numerous 2 night breaks at Solis Lough Eske Castle over the years and just knew our day would be in the hands of professionals. Once we had outlined our plans for the day with co-ordinator, Stephen Bell, it was quite clear that every detail would be taken care of with no fuss whatsoever, great patience and superb organisation. Everything from the initial booking of the day itself, right through to the menu tasting 6 months out, to the day itself just went so smoothly. Huge credit for this has to go to Stephen and his team. The ballroom just ... Read more
by Brett M Hamilton on Wed, 22nd June, 2016
Our wedding at Lough Eske Castle was such a wonderful event. The Castle was perfect with all the details I was expecting in a setting like that. The grounds were beautiful and quiet and so well taken care of. The Castle was romantic and personal with the wonderful historic feel. Stephen Bell and the whole staff at the Castle were amazing, accommodating and did everything in their power to make our event feel so special. We had a few requests they had not had thus far and they pulled out all the stops to make them happen. We were coming from so far away being from the States that we didn't have a chance to preview much before we arrived ... Read more
by Andrea on Thu, 12th May, 2016
We got married in Donegal and had our reception in Lough Eske Solis Castle, and what a CASTLE it is. It was like something from a fairytale. We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue. The scenery and views of Lough Eske are fantastic, from the drive in through the woodlands to the front of the golden castle. The Castle herself has a beautiful decor, that gives a magical experience. It is kept so clean and pristine, everything from the tiles on the floor to the banisters were sparkling. The staff were absolutely fantastic which made everything about the experience even better, they could not have done enough for us. The ballroom and meal was fabulous. The spa ... Read more
by Declan & Belinda Corr on Mon, 9th May, 2016
Highly recommended wedding venue! Now as husband and wife we look back on our wedding day with such fantastic memories that will be us forever. We both can't express enough the amazing day we had on our wedding day on 5th Feb 2016 at Lough Eske Castle and a big thank you to Stephen and all his wonderful staff for making our dreams come true. Every staff member we dealt with / spoke too was just so nice and friendly. Lough Eske exceeded our expectations, it was all we had hoped for and more! It is truly exceptional in its customer service, food, atmosphere, decor and attention to detail. Our photographer delighted in hearing our venue was Lough Eske Castle ... Read more
by Garry Gilliland on Sun, 8th May, 2016
We had our wedding in Lough Eske Castle on February 4th 2016. The help that we got from the hotel was amazing. very relaxed and also very helpful. Our guests had a wonderful time and the food was amazing. Nothing was too big an ask and felt very welcomed. It was important for us as a gay couple to feel comfortable and all the staff were wonderful in doing this and it made our day very relaxed and special. Can't wait to go back and visit!
by Andrea & Gareth McBride on Sun, 24th April, 2016
We simply cannot recommend Lough Eske Castle as a wedding venue enough, everything was of exceptional standard. Our guests are still talking about the amazing food and customer service received from every member of staff. Nothing was too much to ask, & the day was everything we could have wished for. For the greatest compliment to this hotel - After our wedding our sister / new sister in law cancelled her initial wedding venue to book Lough Eske Castle for later this year - that really does say it all!
by Jessica & Jonny Mason on Fri, 8th April, 2016
We recently got married at Lough Eske Castle and had the most incredible day. We planned our wedding from England but the whole experience was completely stress-free. Stephen & the staff were brilliant and couldn't help us enough. The day was perfect and our guests loved the food & atmosphere. The venue is absolutely stunning and I highly recommend Lough Eske to anyone considering it as their wedding venue.
by Christina on Fri, 11th March, 2016
We got married in Lough Eske Castle on 8th January 2016. With under a year to plan the big day, and from the other side of the world - New Zealand, we spoke to Mark Langford in Lough Eske who instantly put us at ease. Mark talked us through the order of day. He also made the day unique to us, advising us what way things would work best. We got married in the Presidential Suite. It was an intimate ceremony with family. The Suite was breath taking and the function rooms were decorated so beautifully. We highly thank the staff at Lough Eske Castle. We wanted a simple yet elegant wedding. Mark gave us a wedding that exceeded all ... Read more
by MICHAEL CONNOLLY on Mon, 22nd February, 2016
Got married at Solis Lough Eske castle on the weekend of 4th December 2015. It was a year in the making and we couldnt have asked for anything better. From the first time we met Stephen Bell we knew we were in safe hands and in fact booked the castle after the first meeting! We were that impressed! Nothing was too much trouble for Stephen or the extended staff who all made our guests feel so welcome. In the weeks leading up to the wedding Stephen worked extremely hard to ensure everything went smoothly on the day. The organisation was amazing. Our guests were simply blown away by the building, the staff, the food, the ballroom, especially as the hotel ... Read more
by Anna Doherty on Thu, 11th February, 2016
I cannot recommend Lough Eske Castle highly enough. From the first moment we visited it I knew that this was where I wanted to get married, it is simply stunning. Stephen, the wedding coordinator, was absolutely fantastic. From our very first visit he could not have been more helpful; nothing was too much trouble and he did everything he could to make sure we had the most perfect day, keeping in touch fully in the run up to the wedding (even over Christmas) to make sure everything was exactly as we wanted it. All of our guests commented on how superb the staff and the service were and the food was outstanding. Lough Eske really do go above and beyond ... Read more
by Erin Sweeney on Wed, 18th November, 2015
We looked at a lot of venues in Ireland but no other venue compared to lough eske castle. We had the most magical wedding at lough eske, the food was tremendous. Everyone loved it. All of my guests have been raving about the castle since! We cannot wait to come back for a little stay. The staff were soo friendly and warm; all I have left to say is a huge thank you to Stephen and all at Lough eske castle for making my wedding day truly the best day of my life.
by Lily O'Donnell on Wed, 18th November, 2015
Lough Eske Castle is a wow wedding venue. All of my guests were “wowwed” by the castle, the rooms, the food and most importantly the people. Stephen worked so hard from the time we booked right through until we were eating our dinner. The experience was completely stress free and nothing was too much to ask from him. It was a dream.
by Caoimhe Mc Callen on Wed, 18th November, 2015
I got married at Lough Eske last winter. The day ran without a hitch. I cannot thank the staff over there enough for all they did for me during the whole course of my wedding from the planning right through to the actual day and the day after. The detail that Stephen went into for our wedding shows his dedication and experience. The castle is the most beautiful venue, the views are outstanding and the atmosphere of the hotel is warm and comforting! THANK YOU!!!
by Ryan Gillen on Wed, 18th November, 2015
We had an amazing wedding day at lough eske castle!! It was outstanding the amount of work that Stephen and his wonderful team did for us. There wasn’t a hiccup the whole day, the service, décor and flow of the day was so smooth it was fabulous! I love the hotel!!
by Brenda Gott on Wed, 11th November, 2015
We had the most amazing wedding day we could have asked for at Lough Eske Castle. The experience was magical from the minute we arrived until we left as a married couple the next day.... The service was first class, food was exceptional and the atmosphere really special! Our guests loved the castle and everybody enjoyed themselves immensely! Our wedding coordinator Stephen Bell welcomed us warmly when we first met him and did everything he could to ensure our wedding was everything we wished for! First class service from a first class hotel!!
by Erin Walshe on Wed, 11th November, 2015
Oh my gosh such an amazing day we have just had, thank you so kindly to all of the staff at Lough Eske Castle. Every wish was our command and I felt like a true princess in Lough Eske Castle. Myself and the bridesmaids are delighted that we decided to stay the night before the wedding in the Castle. The spa was excellent and special thanks to the girls for the relaxation treatments and having us glowing for the Wedding. As you know most of our guests had long distances to travel to attend our Wedding day and they were all so delighted to arrive into the Castle with such a warm welcome. Thank you for everything. We can’t wait ... Read more
by Sarah Anders on Wed, 11th November, 2015
Thank you so much Stephen for everything you did to make our Wedding Day so wonderful. We had such an amazing couple of days and can’t thank the staff highly enough for all that they did. Having just returned from honeymoon we are hearing all our guests raving about the fabulous food, the service and how much they enjoyed our special day.
by Tim McLoughlan on Wed, 11th November, 2015
AMAZING!!! We booked our Wedding at Lough Eske Castle from Australia after a friend of ours from home mentioned going to a wedding there, so after looking at the website & speaking to the team at Lough Eske Castle we were so happy to book! The planning was so smooth & easy that it was such a weight of our minds. The day went perfectly & we cant recommend Lough Eske highly enough. Tim
by Rose Beglan on Wed, 11th November, 2015
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen and all the staff at Lough Eske Castle for creating such a memorable experience on our wedding day. From the moment we walked in the front door and were greeted by the doormen and then Stephen, we just knew this is where we wanted to have our wedding. I have heard from many people that the staff at Lough Eske Castle are so lovely and wonderful but it is not until I experienced our special day there that we understood exactly how wonderful they all are. I have never been to a wedding or experienced a hotel with such lovely people and they really added to the enjoyment of our ... Read more
by Dorothy Williams on Wed, 11th November, 2015
Our Wedding Day at Lough Eske Castle was the best day of our lives. The only problem is the day just flew by so fast! All of our guests are still talking about the wonderful day they enjoyed and we wish to thank all of the staff for all their help and the fantastic service. The food was amazing and our wedding co-ordinator Stephen was excellent. We wish we could just do it all again and wouldn't change a thing.
by Karen Campbell on Fri, 6th November, 2015
We searched for the perfect location for a number of weekends and Lough Eske Castle was our last stop on a whistle stop wedding tour of Ireland. When we arrived we knew immediately that Lough Eske was the place! A beautiful castle, a five star hotel, set in rural Donegal, it was just stunning. The place was so warm & friendly from the moment we stepped inside & were greeted by Peter who was on the front door. The fires were lit & there was a genuine 'feel good' buzz around the place amongst a very relaxed atmosphere. Mark Langford was our wedding coordinator & to say his service was outstanding is a huge understatement. Mark would accommodate every need ... Read more
by Donal Doherty on Thu, 5th November, 2015
We got married at Lough Eske Castle on 10th October 2015 - such an incredible day which was made better by the setting and the experience. Stephen the wedding co-ordinator is fantastic and nothing was ever a problem. On the wedding day itself the staff were really professional and friendly and the meal was lovely. Both us and our guests had the times of our lives!
by Clement Leguillon on Thu, 5th November, 2015
We had an amazing time celebrating our union at lough eske castle. The staff is really nice and pay attention to details. The venue and the food were perfect and all our guests were really pleased about their time there.
by Michelle Black on Tue, 3rd November, 2015
Our wedding day was made extremely special and memorable for myself & my new husband along with all of our guests due to the attention and care taken by Stephen Bell and all of the staff at Lough Eske castle. Our initial meeting with Stephen and the rest of the staff was 1.5 years before our wedding day when we visited the castle for the first time & fell in love with the location for our special day. We were made to feel welcome and at home on every visit to the castle where Stephen would always make time to meet with us for a chat & coffee and discuss any small detail about the wedding. There was never an ... Read more
by Claire Donaghy on Fri, 30th October, 2015
The service and attention to detail was amazing and made our day perfect, beyond our expectations. You are a fantastic team who appear to work seamlessly together to bring us and our guests an amazing experience. Solis Lough Eske is a beautiful place, but it's the staff that make the experience unforgettable, thank you so much again. Kind Regards Claire and Chris
by Catherine McCauley on Wed, 28th October, 2015
Hi Stephen Thank you so so much for all your help with the Wedding- we had an absolutely wonderful day, it really was perfect. It flew by far too soon and we wish we could do it all again! We hope to celebrate our anniversary by returning so we are delighted to be able to come back to a venue that fulfilled all of our expectations...and more! We have had so many compliments from our guests, they were so impressed with everyone at Lough Eske. I had a some lovely cards from people who wanted to pass on their thanks too- in particular one of my guests from London had her parents and new baby staying while she attended the ... Read more
by Ciara Regan on Wed, 28th October, 2015
We cannot thank all the staff at Lough Eske Castle enough for all their help and support with our wedding, not only in the run up, but also on the day itself. A special mention to Stephen Bell who from the first meeting to the day itself was nothing but a pleasure to deal with. Dealing with Lough Eske Castle removed any potential for stress and no request was too difficult. We had the most amazing weekend of our lives, everything went so smoothly and the day went even better than we had ever expected. There were no issues at all (not a single thing didn’t go as planned) and nothing was too much hassle for any of the staff ... Read more
by Aine mc lean on Mon, 26th October, 2015
Wow!!! what an amazing wedding we had at lough Eske Castle. When we were Deciding on our wedding venue, we wanted a few things. Amazing food, a beautiful venue and a wonderful memorable day for ourselves and our guests. Solis provided all of this and so much more. The wedding coordinator Stephen Bell made everything so easy and hassle free for us, Meticulous in every way I knew anything we wanted would be looked after. From the menu tasting to the event planning to the wedding day itself the experience was magical. I cannot say enough about the wonderful staff, attention to detail, fabulous food and incredible setting. Thanks again to all the team at Solis for a spectacular wedding ... Read more
by Niamh Hofman on Fri, 23rd October, 2015
On the 26th of September 2015 we had our dream wedding at Solis Lough Eske Castle in Donegal. The obvious challenge for us, was planning the wedding from overseas given that we live in Australia however even from my initial discussion with Stephen Bell I felt confident in our decision with choosing Solis. Stephen provided outstanding support and guidance throughout the 14 months of planning and catered to all our needs and requests making the process a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The day itself was magical and the professionalism and welcome provided by all the staff was second to none. I highly recommend Solis Lough Eske Castle and extend our sincere thanks to Stephen and all the staff for making our ... Read more
by Claire Ryan on Wed, 21st October, 2015
A big thank you to all of the team at Lough Eske Castle, our Wedding Day was absolutely perfect…we would not have changed a thing! Stephen Bell was simply a pleasure to work with, and Anthony and all of the service team worked so hard throughout the Wedding Breakfast, so many people commented on the attention to detail when it came to the service. The food was beautiful “right down to the burger at midnight” a quote from one of our guests! The castle is stunning and made a beautiful back drop for our photographs, and the lake…wow we have some gorgeous pictures which we will send on to Stephen Bell. Simply Divine did a fantastic job of dressing the ... Read more
by Lyndsey Gallagher on Wed, 21st October, 2015
We got married at Lough Eske Castle in September and we had the absolute best day of our lives. The staff were amazing, couldn't do enough for us and so friendly. The food was absolutely fabulous- everyone is still raving about the afternoon tea even now! The venue was so beautiful. The suites were fabulous and spacious. The staff ensured everything ran smoothly and the day flowed perfectly without a hitch. It was everything we wanted and so much more. We would definitely recommend Lough Eske to everyone we know and we have booked to go again already.
by WENDY OLPHERT on Sun, 27th September, 2015
From the very initial email to enquire more information we had first class responses inviting us to come and look around the castle. Stephen and Donal were exceptional; they were so welcoming and friendly and gave us all the information that we were looking for to see if our dream wedding could come to life in this amazing castle. They were always quick to respond to emails and phone calls answering our questions and even going out of their way to fulfill special requests. We were then invited to our menu tasting which was another first class experience. All the staff are so welcoming and friendly and it was as if we had knew them forever. Stephen had also gave ... Read more
by Ciaran McGurgan on Fri, 25th September, 2015
Fantastic weekend at the castle, staff and management couldn't have done enough for us on our special day. We would highly recommend this hotel to any couple thinking of getting married.
by Kathryn Maguire on Fri, 18th September, 2015
Hi Stephen, Just getting in touch to say a big thank you for everything in the planning of our wedding & in the day itself! Michael & I had an amazing reception in Lough Eske on 31st August & couldn't have asked for anything more for our wedding day! The food was just fabulous, service fantastic, & all the staff were so friendly. All our guests had a wonderful day & spoke extremely highly of your hotel & staff. For those who stayed, they were very impressed with their rooms & the leisure facilities. Lough Eske will always be a very special place to us & we hope to come back to visit in the future! Thank you again, you ... Read more
by Paul Connolly on Mon, 14th September, 2015
My new wife Laura and I held our wedding reception at Lough Eske Castle, Donegal. To say it went perfectly was an understatement. As much as any couple, we were a little fussy. But, for Stephen Bell and his team, nothing was too much trouble. If they didn't have what we wanted - they found it. If we were unsure of anything - they tracked down the answers. If we had an idea, thought or eleventh-hour whim of any description - they got it done, and did so with a smile on their face. In the lead up to the wedding, we dealt exclusively with Stephen - wedding coordinator at Lough Eske. We didn't have much of a clue about ... Read more
by Nisha and Kieran McLaughlin on Wed, 9th September, 2015
We got married on July 25, 2015 at Lough Eske Castle. I am from California and Kieran is from Omagh, but we met and live in London. We wanted to get married in Ireland and googled several places! After speaking with Stephen over the phone for a few minutes in December we knew we had found the perfect place and a super wedding coordinator!! He helped my mother, who lives in San Francisco, plan the whole wedding! His attitude of " anything you want" and " leave that to me" was so refreshing and he really made everything we wanted, happen! My mother and I visited Lough Eske Castle in March and when we met Stephen we knew we had ... Read more
by Lauren & Damien Mc Caughley on Fri, 4th September, 2015
Dear Stephen and all the staff at Lough Eske, Thank you so much for all the help and advice you gave us for our wedding, both on the day and in the months leading up to it. You made a very daunting task much easier and we really had a wonderful time. Lough Eske will always have a special place in our hearts. Laura & Damien Mc Caughley
by Annika and Brendan Catney on Fri, 17th July, 2015
Lough Eske is the best place to get married in Ireland. Knowing we wanted to get married in Ireland, we began to research the best places across the country. From an initial longlist of best venues, we were able to work out our list into a shortlist. Once we met Stephen Bell and the team at Lough Eske we knew instantly that Lough Eske would be our venue. The arrival to Lough Eske is impressive, but what really appealed to us was the genuine warm welcome and hospitality we received by Stephen and everyone at Lough Eske. From our first visit, Stephen explained everything involved in the planning and made it very easy for us. He is an expert at ... Read more
by Clare Stewart on Tue, 30th June, 2015
We had our wedding at Lough Eske Castle on 20th April 2015 and we couldn't have chosen a better venue. We had to plan our wedding from Australia, so it was quite a daunting experience not knowing where to start in the planning process and not being able to see everything in person, but Stephen the wedding planner was amazing. From our initial contact with him he completely put us at ease and helped us through the whole process, nothing was too much trouble for him, he is excellent at what he does. We stayed for 5 nights at the hotel, arriving the day before the wedding and the staff were excellent. They had made a point in knowing our ... Read more
by Karen on Tue, 16th June, 2015
Can't thank Stephen and all the staff at Solis Lough Eske enough for making our wedding day so perfect. The food and service was amazing - couldnt recommend it enough!
by Laura Piller on Thu, 4th June, 2015
We can only give this hotel 5 stars for the most wonderful wedding experience. When they tell you not to worry and that they will take care of the detail...believe me, they really mean it. Here's a few reasons why it was so good: 1) the venue - it's a castle! What's not to love?! 2) the staff - they're so helpful and friendly, not at all stuffy so they make you feel right at home while also completely taking care of you. 3) the food - exceptional menu choices and delivered impeccably. 4) the 'restaurant experience' during the meal - don't you hate it when you're at a wedding and you're only getting main course while the people on ... Read more
by Cara Koslosky on Thu, 28th May, 2015
Having a small intimate wedding in a castle in Ireland was my ultimate goal. I searched for hours through countless websites looking for something to catch my eye. While all of the other castles I viewed were beautiful, Lough Eske had the perfect mix of old world traditional Irish castle flair mixed with the right touch of upscale modern luxury hotel. From the moment we met Stephen we felt completely comfortable and knew he had our best interests in mind, his suggestion for us to use the library for our ceremony was absolutely the perfect choice. He took my dress and the my husbands tux and had them pressed and cleaned as they undoubtedly had wrinkles from our flight. The ... Read more
by Laura Gallagher on Sat, 2nd May, 2015
Myself and my husband quite honestly could not have asked for a nicer group of people, a fairytale venue (this is what the guests themselves said) and a calming, helpful and caring wedding planner in Mark Langford. We had over a 100 guests fly over from England to attend our wedding and everyone had the time of their lives. The food was outstanding, the organisation was exceptional and the customer service off the scale. There was nothing that couldn't be done for us and Mark and the team made our dreams come true. We will never forget Lough Eske and our wedding day and I literally couldn't rate or recommend it enough. 5 star perfection in every way!
by Aoife & Kev on Wed, 8th April, 2015
From the beginning Stephen and all the staff at Lough Eske were wonderful, helping to put our minds at ease and open to every possible thought or idea we had. As we were organising things from relatively far away it was of great importance to us that we could work closely with someone to plan the day, and in ensuring this Stephen Bell was fantastic; always available, quick to help and offering guidance and support at every point. On the day itself, we could not have wished for more. Despite a hiccup or two everything was carried off beyond all of our hopes and expectations, and a huge number of friends and family complemented us for several of the little ... Read more
by Caitriona & Tadhg Beary on Fri, 3rd April, 2015
Our wedding day on December 12th 2015 was a truly wonderful day, with the highlight of the day been our reception at the Lough Eske Castle, outside Donegal Town. This was thanks to the attentive & professional staff, in particular Stephen, Anthony & Niamh who could not possibly have done any more for us on the day. We met Stephen on Saturday 6th September 2015 and asked him if he had any free Friday's or Saturday's for that December. I don't think he believed us when we told him we were indeed planning our wedding for that time. From the moment we secured Friday 12th Dec, Stephen dilligently navigated us through all the necessary plans to host a wedding reception ... Read more
by Jane Cassidy on Mon, 2nd March, 2015
We were married in Donegal town 20/12/14 we had our reception in Solis Lough Ekse Castle, our experience from start to finish was second to none! As we knew it would be! My cousin was married a few years previous and he the same experience! The staff were all so friendly and helpful...there when we needed them but not in an annoying way! All our guests loved the atmosphere, food everything! We had a ball! To serve as many dinners (over 200) and for everyone's to come out at the same very high standard is something exceptional! The venue itself is beautiful! For somehwere so grand it really gives you a cosy home from home feel! Planning the wedding with ... Read more
by Anne Breslin on Tue, 17th February, 2015
We had our wedding reception on the 30th December 2014 at Lough Eske Castle. The hotel was beautiful, the service exceptional, the food amazing and the bedrooms fabulous. Everyone was delighted with the day, the venue and the location. It was magical. Our guests are still talking about the day and there will be many repeat visits not least ourselves. Stephen was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the whole process so easy. Himself, his team and the staff in general couldn't have been nicer and deserve their 5 *. Breslin/Fitzgerald
by Andrea & Gary on Sat, 29th November, 2014
We had our wedding reception in Lough Eske Castle last month and couldn't recommend this venue highly enough. Firstly, who doesn’t want to get married in a castle?? Everything about this venue made our wedding a day we and our families will never forget. The stunning lakeside grounds are perfect for photos & this was one of the main reasons we chose this venue. Our wedding was on a rainy October day but we weren’t too dissappointed as we got some amazing photos inside the castle. The ballroom looked great on the day and our guests have been raving about the food. The hotel offers a fine dining experience that you are more likely to see in an intimate restaurant. ... Read more
by Suzanne McCaffrey on Tue, 25th November, 2014
We got married in July 2014.... We looked up Lough Eske online when we were looking for venues for our Wedding Day. We fell in love with it just from their website so we decided to head up there and stay over to see what it was really like. To say we were blown away is an understatement, from the moment you turn around that corner at the end of the driveway you are immediately overwhelmed by the beauty of the grounds and the stunning Castle in front of you. The warmth and hospitality of the hotel is apparent the minute you walk through the doors. We knew instantly that is was the venue for us, We then meet their ... Read more
by orla & Pauric on Thu, 13th November, 2014
Lough Eske Castle is a great wedding venue. Absolutely everything was perfect, the attention to detail was exquisite. The staff where outstanding, and Stephen Bell in particular was attentive to our every need from start to finish which was challenging as my husband and I where planning it from Australia. It was a great day and I hope to return to the beautiful Castle soon.
by Vanessa & Mat Mitchell on Thu, 13th November, 2014
We recently had our wedding reception in Solis Lough Eske Castle and i have to say it was the best day of our lives. From the moment we called to enquire to the last bill being paid, we were so well looked after. We really don't have enough praise for Stephen. We were planning our wedding from Australia and he was constantly on the other end of the phone or computer more than happy to help us to create our special day. The wedding reception itself was just pure class... So many of our guests were commenting on how beautiful the food was and how well everyone was catered for eg. vegetarians, vegans etc. By the end of the evening, ... Read more
by Colleen and Kieran Mooney on Tue, 11th November, 2014
The Lough Eske was an absolutely perfect location for our special day. As soon as we visited the Castle we knew there was something special about it and it was where we wanted to have our wedding. Stephen and the team at Lough Eske were fabulous both before the wedding and on the day itself. They could not have made the whole thing more perfect for both of us and our families. Nothing was too much trouble and they also kept everything extremely relaxed and helped us to stay calm on the day. Everyone who stayed at the hotel loved every minute of it. The rooms are beautiful and spacious and the facilities are excellent. The food was fantastic and ... Read more
by Gillian & Fergus Clinton on Mon, 10th November, 2014
Where to I begin when it comes to Lough Eske Castle as a wedding venue? We got married here on the 29th of August 2014 and it truly was all we could have ever wished for. It is the dream location and setting for a magical wedding the hotel really has so much to offer. The Castle is in the most beautiful setting with amazing photo opportunities both inside the beautifully decorated Castle and down by Lough Eske with its breathtaking views. We met with Stephen Bell the previous October and I knew straight away from this meeting and our tour of the Castle that it was Lough Eske for us. Stephen is so professional in everything he does, he ... Read more
by Sarah McKeown on Sun, 9th November, 2014
Our wedding could not have been better, the staff at Lough Eske would have moved heaven and earth to make it everything we wanted. The food was out of this world, the venue was stunning go the staff were amazing, there really isn't enough to words to express just how stunning it was. Do not hesitate to book your wedding here, it is head and shoulders above any wedding we have been to.
by Fiona Owens on Fri, 7th November, 2014
We had the most wonderful experience on our wedding day in Lough Eske Castle. When we decided to have our wedding here we knew we had made the right decision. We got married in the hotel and it was a wonderful experience. Everything went as planned with the help of Stephen and staff it was flawless. We were blessed with the weather in September but regardless it is a spectacular venue. The food was 5* as was the service. We stayed for 3 nights in Lough Eske some of our guests stayed 2 nights and most stayed 1 night. They were all so impressed with the hotel, staff, food, spa etc. When you arrive here the welcome is incredible and ... Read more
by Campbell on Thu, 6th November, 2014
We had our wedding reception at Castle Solis lough Eske in Sept this year. We had looked at several venues but Castle Solis ticked all of our boxes. For such a magnificent castle which can accommodate a big crowd we found it to be both cosy and exclusive. Stephen, their wedding coordinator, was a treat to deal with. Nothing was a problem for him and he was very accommodating with our requests. He clearly has a lot of experience and I can see why the castle has so many wedding awards. Stephen advised us on timings, the meal, room layout and was a great source of information. The castle and grounds were fabulous and the staff were very faultless; very ... Read more
by Donal & Orla McPhillips on Tue, 4th November, 2014
My wife and I were married on 1st August 2014, and our reception was in Lough Eske Castle. We viewed many other possible venues across Donegal, Fermanagh, Cavan, Monaghan and Leitrim, but following our first meeting with Stephen Bell in Lough Eske however, we knew this was our venue! The organisation and expertise of the Staff from Stephen right down was excellent, it meant the run in to the big day was very easy. Nothing was too much, and the everyone's help and support was much appreciated. On the day itself it was amazing, I knew we would have a great day - but due to Lough Eske Castle and its Staff it was absolutely fantastic. It really blew us ... Read more
by Michelle & James on Sun, 2nd November, 2014
We had such an amazing wedding day in May 2014, in one word it was 'magical'. The food was superb, service was first class and our wedding co-ordinator went above and beyond ensuring everything went to plan; nothing was ever too much to ask. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed our day, they were most impressed with the friendliness of the staff and great service! We couldn't recommend it highly enough and we are looking forward to visiting Lough Eske Castle again soon for some more five star treatment!!
by Kelley Roberts on Sun, 2nd November, 2014
We got married in June this year and had our wedding reception at Lough Eske Castle. We're so glad we did. From start to finish, the staff couldn't do enough for us. All of the guests commented on how great the service was, and the staff were so well organised that everything was seamless. We had left down all of our decorations in advance and as our church was in the next county, it was up to the staff to set up all of our place settings etc. They did a fantastic job and the room looked beautiful. We spent a lot of time as the bride and groom trying to speak to everyone and were so busy making sure ... Read more
by Siobhan Cronin on Sat, 1st November, 2014
We had our amazing wedding day at Lough Eske this summer on 8th August 2014. Since day 1 of securing our date 18 months prior, the staff at Lough Eske and in particular our wedding event manager Stephen Bell went over and beyond their duties to ensure our dream day was achieved. Living back in the UK should have meant that the planning of everything was a little trickier, however this was not the case with emails be promptly replied to and someone to talk to at the end of the phone readily. Each time we came over to sort out menu tastings, or to see our florist for the big day etc we stayed in the castle and were ... Read more
by Karen & Tom on Fri, 31st October, 2014
We were absolutely thrilled we chose Lough Eske Castle as the venue for our wedding reception in May 2014. The hotel itself is stunning in every respect-- location, the rooms, and the top notch food. Stephen, the wedding coordinator, was incredible throughout and accommodated all of our many requests. As we live overseas, we dealt with most of our planning by e-mail and phone and the team at Lough Eske were always responsive and able to help with vendors and tips for how to plan for our day. The staff was truly exceptional. Many of our guests came from overseas and they were blown away by the location. We enthusiastically recommend Lough Eske Castle for weddings.
by Barry and Rachael Woods on Fri, 24th October, 2014
Truely the best day of our lives! We had our wedding at Lough Eske Castle on 4/4/14 and had the time of our lives. Not only that all the comments back from friends and family suggest they had a ball too. Stephen (our wedding co-ordinator) was exceptional not only on the day but the enitre lead up too. Every detail was attended to and he went above and beyond to ensure we had the perfect day. Also on the day Anthony managed the catering side with perfection. We can not thank the hotel or the staff enough for giving us the best day of our lives. We really got the feeling that the staff enjoy what they do and really ... Read more
by Shauna o'kane on Wed, 15th October, 2014
We had our wedding in Lough Eske in Sept2014 and it was the most amazing day. Brilliant staff who done anything to help us and our guests. Wedding planner Stephen done everything we asked for. Venue was out of this world, rooms and the Castle was beautiful. Highly recommend Lough Eske for future bride/grooms.
by Gemma Hughes on Wed, 15th October, 2014
Absolutely fabulous! These are the first two words that come to mind when we are asked about our wedding in Lough Eske Castle. From the initial planning stage, right through to the morning after, we were given the best customer service anyone planning a wedding could ask for. As we live in Australia and had never been to the venue, we thought this would cause some complications with arranging our wedding at the hotel however with quick responses to our emails and professional telephone calls with Stephen the wedding coordinator, we were able to arrange the best day of our lives. He was professional, well organised and made us feel special, attending to our individual requests. Upon our return to ... Read more
by Elaine Carlson on Sun, 12th October, 2014
We two Canadians were married at Lough Eske Castle on a beautiful day in September. Our wedding party was small, only 7 in total, but Stephen and the staff made us feel that it was the most important event ever. Every request was acted upon with calm efficiency, the rooms were perfectly set up, the food was amazing, and the service was perfect. Two things come to mind in particular: making arrangements with ease even though there was a 7-hour time difference between Alberta and Ireland, and the sense of calm we felt the morning of our wedding because we knew that Stephen was taking care of everything. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we are very thankful that an Irish ... Read more
by Karen & Patrick Linnig on Fri, 10th October, 2014
Patrick and I got married on the 14th March 2014 and we held our wedding reception at Solis Lough Eske Castle. There are not enough words to truly reflect how perfect and memorable our wedding day was. The hotel is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and a totally stunning location to hold a wedding reception. I was staying at the hotel the night before and from the moment I arrived I knew I could just relax. With blazing fires and such a cosy and warm atmosphere in the Castle, it was the perfect way to spend the night before the most special day of my life. There is nothing we could fault about this hotel. ... Read more
by Rachael McGuickin on Thu, 9th October, 2014
Thank you so much to the entire Lough Eske team for doing such an amazing job at our wedding on 29th March. I can honestly say, the staff at Lough Eske are the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The guests at our wedding were blown away by the venue, the service and attention shown by the staff who could not do enough for us. We returned from honeymoon and people were still raving about lough Eske. It's the little things that make a huge difference. One of the waiters noticed that my little nephew’s toy sword was broken and without a word, he took it from the table, managed to superglue it and returned back ... Read more
by Joanne Osullivan on Thu, 9th October, 2014
Finbarr and I organised our wedding from Queensland, Australia. We were initially worried about organising such an event from so far away. I had always wanted to get married in Lough Eske as the location is beautiful, but more importantly, any time I had visited the staff made the experience a very happy one. I just knew that they would apply the same, care, kindness and attention to detail to our big day. I am sure that we were not the easiest couple to deal with as we were so far away and ten hours ahead. We only flew back a few days before the wedding. Due to the distance we had to ask our parents to liaise with the ... Read more
by Judith McCann on Wed, 8th October, 2014
We cannot praise Lough Eske Castle highly enough as a wedding venue. Absolutely everything was perfect, the attention to detail was exquisite. Stephen Bell in particular was attentive to our every need from start to finish. The thing that seemed to stand out to us at each and every visit was, not only the calibre of staff, but the friendly disposition of each member from the cleaners to the front of house. Stephen seemed from the outset to understand and empathise with our wedding ideas and plans and did his utmost to assist us on every level. My only regret is how quickly the day went! However we hope to return for a nights stay in November and both can ... Read more
by Mr and Mrs Donnelly on Mon, 6th October, 2014
We had our wedding reception at Lough Eske Castle on 4th July 2014. Having stayed at Lough Eske Castle when we got engaged, we fell in love with the castle and its surroundings; so when it came to deciding on a venue to hold our wedding reception it was an easy choice. From our very first meeting to discuss the possibility of having our reception here, to the day itself we could not find fault in Lough Eske. The staff, and namely Stephen Bell, made it their priority to ensure that all our requests on the lead up to the big day,and on the day itself, were seen to without issue. We had 240 guests at our wedding, and even ... Read more
by Brid Heeney & Martin Maye on Wed, 24th September, 2014
We have just returned from our fairytale wedding at Lough Eske Castle Hotel. What a fabulous and unforgettable experience. The hotel itself was beautiful, our wedding reception and meal sublime,the accomodation just perfect, but what really made our wedding weekend so special was the wonderful staff. These are folks who simply do everything they can to make everyone feel at home - its professional and effortless. Attention to even the smallest detail - nothing was overlooked. We were able to truly relax on our wedding day and let these wonderful people pamper us all. Our guests were just entralled by the occassion - most of them had never been to the Lough Eske Castle Hotel before. For sure many of ... Read more
by Ciara and David Carrick on Tue, 26th August, 2014
We got married in Lough Eske Castle on Jan 4th 2014. All the lead up preparations and our big day were handled brilliantly by Stephen Bell. The staff that tended to us throughout our day and weekend stay were excellent. Ourselves and our wedding guests wanted for nothing. The castle itself was a brilliant setting, allowing stunning photo locations both inside and out. The food was very tasty and everyone enjoyed their meal. We would easily recommend the castle and all the staff to anyone looking for a wedding venue. It was no problem to travel there from Derry during the winter and it proved a very atmospheric location. We also had a great response to lost items on the ... Read more
by Claire McNelis on Fri, 22nd August, 2014
Lough Eske Castle will forever be our special place! We both knew it was where we wanted to get married and from the first day we met with the wedding coordinator we knew it would be perfect. Stephen and the wonderful staff met with us on many occasions along the way and no question was too small. The planning was made so easy for us and we had our dream wedding on the 25th of July. From the second our family and friends arrived the welcome they received was second to none. The castle and wedding venue itself were picture perfect. A special thank you to Monica and her team at Simply Divine for the dressing the wedding venue so ... Read more
by Paula & John McCourt on Thu, 5th December, 2013
A massive thank you to Stephen, Dónal and all the wonderful staff at Lough Eske Castle for making our wedding day a truly magical one. Suffice to say, that on the day, the staff at Lough Eske were warm, friendly, attentive and professional. All requests were met with great ease and efficiency. My guests are still taking about how well they were treated. The banqueting room was beautifully decorated and oozed luxury, the same must be said for the fabulous accommodation which the castle has to offer. The food was delicious and every morsel was savoured by all. Lough Eske, undoubtedly, contains all the vital ingredients needed to create a truly memorable wedding day. I recommend Lough Eske Castle, without ... Read more
by Allison on Wed, 4th December, 2013
My husband and I were married at Solis Lough Eske in October, and it was truly an amazing experience. We had guests from the US, Ireland and the UK, and all had a fantastic time. Of course the food, setting, etc. were incredible, but what really set Solis apart was the service. They were not just attentive during our wedding, but during our entire stay - the restaurant, spa, room service - everyone was working together seamlessly to create unique experiences for us and resolve any potential issues before they arose. As a US-based bride, this was a big relief, since destination wedding planning can be difficult and risky. Their attitude and professionalism allowed me to relax and enjoy the ... Read more
by Chelsea Breslin on Mon, 2nd December, 2013
We got married at Lough Eske in February of this year. I have to say it was the best day of our lives! The day was made more special by the beautiful venue, fantastic staff and wedding planning team. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel like royalty. All of our guests were raving about the venue and the service and that made it easier for us to enjoy our day. I cannot recommend Lough Eske enough and we can't wait to return for our anniversary.
by Sean Galvin and Yvonne O'Donnell on Sun, 1st December, 2013
Unforgettable day really make by this amazing venue and fantastic staff. We had our wedding reception at Lough Eske on the 28th of September 2013. From the word go nothing was too big or small for the staff, even the late changes were accommodated with ease which really helped us to relax and enjoy the day. We are still getting wonderful comments back from our family and guests about this amazing place.
by Suzanne and Werner Schmidt on Wed, 27th November, 2013
From the moment we contacted the hotel regarding our wedding, we knew we had found our venue! The castle is set in majestic grounds and is truly magnificent but its biggest asset is the staff who are all so friendly and helpful. Stephen and his team's professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. As with most brides and grooms, we weren't sure where to begin with planning our wedding. Stephen led us through the planning process and gave great suggestions and recommendations. We have had such lovely feedback from our friends and families regarding their experience of the castle. We really cannot recommend Lough Eske as a wedding venue highly enough!
by Mr & Mrs Marks on Thu, 21st November, 2013
There truly is no need for a detailed review of Lough Eske.... This place is simply magical. We had the most wonderful day here back in October. Not only is the setting wonderful, the staff are the friendliest / helpful individuals you will ever meet. What's more you couldn't wish for better food or service on your wedding day. It's the one day you're meant to feel like a princess and I can honestly say Lough Eske staff make you feel like the most important person in the world. I wish we could do it all again. Thank you Lough Eske we couldn't have wished / asked for a more beautiful, romantic or magical day.
by Paul Traynor on Wed, 20th November, 2013
When we were looking for the right venue for our wedding we had a large list of possible locations to consider. The Solis Lough Eske was the 3rd venue to view on our list of many, and I a pleased to say it felt special from the minute we stepped through the door and the decision was made there and then, the list was thrown away. The big day itself (8th June 2013) was amazing we had the hot weather, our family and friends and the Solis Lough Eske. We hoped like all happy couples that our chosen venue would meet our expectations and be the icing on the cake. It not only met our expectations but by far exceeded ... Read more
by Elaine & Michael Crossan on Tue, 19th November, 2013
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by joanne mcloughlin on Tue, 19th November, 2013
Magical day made extra special by solis lough eske's stunning hotel and amazing staff, not forgetting Marlene the hotels wedding coordinater , she went over and beyond to ensure our day was perfect!
by Annemarie Boyle on Tue, 19th November, 2013
I couldn't have asked for a better venue with such amazing staff. From start to finish, lough eske castle was truly amazing and highly professional. The food was to the highest standard! All our guests even now (2 years on) still comment on how Nice their meal was. Thank you so much once again for everything you did for us on our special day!
by Ken Golden on Tue, 19th November, 2013
Solis Lough Eske Castle is a fantastic venue for a wedding both in terms of the physical facilities and the professional manner in which the entire wedding is handled. Solis Lough Eske Castle is in a stunning location with lovely grounds and the Castle is a majestic setting for a wedding. The wedding team are extremely efficient and handle all the big and small details seamlessly. The entire day is run very professionally from the drinks reception to dinner to evening buffet. The quality of the food and service throughout was exceptional. We received an unbelievable amount of positive feedback from our guests on all aspects of the wedding and in particular the Castle, the wedding dinner and the service. ... Read more
by Emma Wasson on Mon, 18th November, 2013
Lough Eske Castle is an amazing fairytale wedding venue! The castle and grounds are stunning and the staff and service exceptional. The attention to detail at every level together with the genuinely friendly and professional service made our day even more special than we could ever have hoped for. And our guests were so impressed that our wedding day and Lough Eske Castle was all they could talk about for weeks and months afterwards. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lough Eske Castle as an outstanding wedding venue and we cannot wait to return for our next visit.
by Sarah on Mon, 18th November, 2013
From the location and venue to the food and staff, Lough Eske is the true escape for a bride and groom to celebrate their special day with their family and friends.
by Fiona & Jarlath Murphy on Sun, 17th November, 2013
We couldnt recommend Lough Eske Castle Enough for your wedding day! we both stay in alot of hotels with our work so we wanted somewhere that was really special for our big day that was streets ahead of good. From the start Mairead, Donal and team were brilliant, replying promptly to every email and helping with every request. On the day they even put up the decorations for our outdoor ceremony, set up our favour cards etc. This place is a true 5* establishment. Inside and out. Rooms, Food, Wine even the menu price was very reasonable. They could work to our budget. The staff are this hotels biggest asset, i had worked in alot of hotels in my 20s ... Read more
by Maeve & Ronan Haslette on Sun, 17th November, 2013
Stephen, Donal and team, Maeve and myself wanted to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the professionalism and attention to detail that you gave us on our wedding day in July. Like all couples we had expectations for a wonderful day and Solis Lough Eske did not disappoint. The castle itself is in a beautiful setting, the function room was dressed as we requested, the food was delicious, the entire staff were attentive and ensured the day was as personal for each guest as it was for us. My wife and I would like to say thank you very much to you all for an unforgettable weekend, Maeve & Ronan.
by aoife and eoin kelly on Sat, 16th November, 2013
We had our wedding at Lough Eske Castle on March 1st this year, the hotel and setting itself is fabulous but its the staff that reinforce the well deserved 5 star rating. We were treated like we were the only couple getting married there, the attention to detail, the food and their professionalism was outstanding. We made our own centerpieces and the hotel were more than accommodating to compliment out scheme. The food was outstanding, people still talk to us about the cauliflower soup! and alot of the guests wanted to tip the waiting staff as they were so good. We were made to feel very confident that the day would run as we wanted it to, and it did. ... Read more
by James Brewer on Fri, 15th November, 2013
Our wedding was on 19th July 2013 at Lough Eske Castle. The day was amazing, the weather was so hot that the Tarmac on the roads was melting - not your usual Donegal weather but we weren't complaining. The hotel staff were fantastic from the day we booked the reception (what seems years ago) to the tasting sessions, tours of the castle and run up to the day. The venue and staff couldn't have done anymore for us and our guests, and they seem to be able to be on top of every little detail but be the picture of calm and relaxed. Thanks must go to Stephen and Donal for the attention to detail on the day and that ... Read more
by Tracey & Ashley Wilkin on Fri, 15th November, 2013
Everything from start to finish was dealt with in a highly efficient, professional & friendly manner. I could not have wished for more from the staff at Lough Eske Castle. Nothing was any trouble in fact we were encouraged to off load any task they could help with. The food and service was of course exceptional and we had so many compliments from our guests. I would highly recommend Lough Eske Castle to any couple getting married. I will forever have happy and wonderful memories of our special day here. Each time we visit we uncover another beautiful part of this place & each time we are welcomed back with a smiling face. To sum up this hotel in one ... Read more
by Kerri Wershof on Fri, 15th November, 2013
When we first visited the castle we were blown away by the stunning beauty that it is surrounded by let alone the sheer beauty and grandeur of the Castle itself. On arrival we were greeted with sheer warmth and first class service from the staff. The wedding planner Mairead was excellent was fantastic at helping us plan our day meticulously down the finest detail. Yet again first class service. On the day itself we could not have wished for anything more spectacular. We were totally wowed by the service we had from start to finish including our stay in the presidential suite which was also stunning. Our guests were blown away by the venue and our wedding has gone our ... Read more
by Jennifer Johnston on Fri, 15th November, 2013
My Husband and I had our Wedding Reception in Lough Eske Castle in June 2013. The team made our wedding day a dream come true and I would highly recommend the venue to anyone wishing for a perfect day. The Castle and grounds are absolutely beautiful and all the staff are superv. The Wedding Co-ordinator, Stephen Bell is extremely helf and went out of his way to make sure that everything went smoothly for us on our Special Day!.f From the minute we walked in the door for our show around of the hotel, I was confident that we were in good hands!...This is a truly magical venue! Jennifer Johnston
by Marie-Claire on Fri, 15th November, 2013
There can be no doubt that planning a wedding takes a lot of time, money and effort and so it is important that any venue you chose is one, which is going to work with you to give you the wedding you have always dreamt of. When it came to our big day, Lough Eske far surpassed our expectations. It was without doubt, or exception, superb. As a professional couple, we knew we might have high expectations and were meticulous to detail by nature but we need not have worried, the quality and standards of Lough Eske, as a venue was outstanding. Form the tree-lined entrance to the 'wow-factor' upon arrival at the castle the location is breath taking. Inside ... Read more
by Graham Chase on Fri, 15th November, 2013
We could not praise Lough Eske enough for the role they played in our wedding day. Right from our first dealings with Stephen, the wedding co-ordinator, to all of the staff on the day knowing our names, we were more than impressed with the service we received. We had initially assumed that Lough Eske would be out of our price bracket and only went to look around after recommendations from relatives but we were surprised at how reasonable the pricing was, in comparison with other venues in the area. We were married in April after only getting engaged in December and Stephen quickly helped us make the most of our budget and every tiny detail was thought about and taken ... Read more
by Alma & Eugene on Tue, 12th November, 2013
Lough Eske Castle Hotel is fantastic, We had a wonderful time on our wedding day, the food and the rooms were excellent. As we were both working abroad, we had to rely a lot on the hotel management in getting it all organised. We can without any reservation recommend the Lough Eske Castle as an excellent venue for any function & we would like to thanks the friendly staff & management, especially Stephen Bell for making our big day so very special - it was perfect.. Alma & Eugene - April 18, 2013
by Mark McLoughlin & Katherine on Mon, 11th November, 2013
From the moment we both set eyes on Lough Eske there was no other venue to match the overall awe inspiring location, friendliness of staff and quality of service. Our wedding weekend in Lough Eske was the most relaxing time we have experienced in our lives which seems strange given it was our wedding. The reason for this was the team at Lough Eske who ensured this to be the case. Stephen (and Mairead previously) worked with us to deliver a world class memorable experience for not only us but our guests. The pride the team show in their jobs is visible at all times. On the day of the wedding nothing was too much trouble for the team who ... Read more
by Ailbhe on Sun, 10th November, 2013
Dear Stephen, Donal and staff, We wanted to say thank you for making our wedding day so special and memorable. Our guests truly enjoyed themselves and they were raving about the venue, the food and the staff. We felt extremely fortunate to be able to bring our guests to Donegal and Locke Eske. We would particularly like to thank Stephen and Donal. They were professional, thoughtful and meet our every need with a smile. We are looking forward to returning to Locke Eske for our one year anniversary. And Locke Eske will always hold a place in our hearts. Keep up the good work.
by Breanna on Sun, 10th November, 2013
The list of quality and excellence that encompass the Lough Eske experience is endless... It's the way you feel when you are there that makes it truly unique. It has the most beautiful wooded drive to approach the castle by car. It is like you are stepping into a different century. The castle itself is renovated with today's modern amenities, but has all the traditional decor expected of a castle. The warm aroma of the fireplaces burning in the common areas calm you as soon as you step into the castle for check-in. The staff are constantly but discretely helping you and the guests. There were tons of little things I hadn't even thought of during the wedding planning that ... Read more
by Jason and Nadine Cooney on Thu, 7th November, 2013
We recently celebrated our wedding at lough eske castle and it was nothing short of a fairytale! From start to finish it was the day we had always dreamed of. Our wedding co-ordinator Stephen Bell went above and beyond everything that we asked him to do. He gave a listening ear to all of our requests and made all of our guests feel like vip's on the day! We had a lot of kids at our wedding and they absolutely loved it they had great fun because they were "allowed" to be kids and enjoy the wedding. The parents of the children all came to us afterwards and we're blown away by how their kids had been treated and in ... Read more
by Neasa Millar on Thu, 7th November, 2013
Paul and I got married on the 27th July 2013, as soon as we visited the hotel we knew this was where we wanted our wedding to be. The Castle exterior and grounds were beautiful, the inside was equally as beautiful. Then we met the exceptional Stephen Bell who helped organise the wedding, as we live 2 hours away he made the planning simple and was always in on hand when needed beyond what we anticipated. I can’t put into words how amazing the staff are at the hotel, they helped to make our wedding day a truly memorable occasion. Every one of our guests were totally amazed by the venue and the food the guests are still talking about ... Read more
by Lee O'Hora on Thu, 7th November, 2013
A fantastic venue and staff to match! Every aspect of our wedding day was perfect thaks to Lough Eske. Stephen was extreemly accomodating, professional and ,most importantly, good at what he does!
by Benji on Mon, 16th January, 2012
My wife and I had our wedding at Lough Eske Castle last month, and it could not have been better. Everything was absolutely perfect, every minor detail was catered for by the wonderful staff. We would not have changed a thing. It was the perfect occasion, and a day that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Mary-Jo & Benjamin
by Gemma&Gary on Sat, 10th December, 2011
We had our wedding at Lough Eske Castle on the 25th Nov 2011. We can't speak highly enough of the place. Our guests told us that they had never experienced hospitality like it. We have heard some of the stories and examples of things the staff did and we were blown away. The food went down brilliantly. The wedding Co-ordinator (Noreen) was extremely helpful, professional and great to work with. We are so glad we decided to have our wedding here and would give it 10 out of 10. (any perspective couples feel free to email us with any questions)
by robbie and louise on Mon, 28th November, 2011
We cannot describe in words how brilliant Lough Eske Castle is for a wedding, but will try........Our friends recommended the venue to us as we were keen to get married in Ireland but weren't that familiar with Donegal. From the moment we arrived to have a look round we were both completely overwhelmed by the castle, the setting and most of all the staff. The whole set up is simply outstanding! We have been lucky enough to stay in some of the top hotels in the world but Lough Eske Castle is a notch above. The professionalism of the actual wedding arrangements were faultless, the food was simply superb and the dining room was stunning. The castle itself is absolute ... Read more
by Nadine McNabb on Fri, 11th November, 2011
Well what can we say; our wedding at Lough Eske was simply outstanding. We do not have one complaint to make. We travelled from Co.Down to Donegal after our Wedding Mass in torrential rain, along with 160 guests...Lough Eske definitely needed to pull out all the stops for our guests considering the journey - and they did not fail!! Not only did Lough Eske bring the weather :) (it stopped raining literally as we arrived), but the service, food, and rooms were top notch - we travelled around Asia on our honeymoon in 5* hotels and not one could match the service in Lough Eske. Our guests ended up having more photos of the venue and their rooms than they ... Read more
by Mr & Mrs Emery on Tue, 1st November, 2011
We had the most amazing wedding day at Lough Eske Castle in July 2011. The friendly staff couldn't do enough for us to help make our day so perfect. A special mention goes to Marleen Fullois, our wedding co-ordinator, who communicated so well with us from the beginning, during the planning and the day itself. She did everything to meet our needs and made herself available to discuss anything with us. We planned our wedding across the sea from England, and our guests couldn't believe the fantastic hospitality we received. The venue is stunning and the grounds to the castle is picturesque. We had a real fairytale day, it was like a dream come true! Thank you once again to ... Read more
by Dianna McShane on Mon, 17th October, 2011
We had our wedding at Solis Lough Eske Castle on Wednesday 21st September and I can honestly say it was by far the best day ever! I know you read plenty of reviews where the bride says it was all wonderful, but please believe me when I tell you that having your wedding at Lough Eske Castle will be the best decision that you make when choosing your venue! We had a small wedding of approx 50 people - the level of service and attention we were given by all the team at the castle was outstanding - it blew us, and all of our guests away! Noreen and Marleen were fantastic at helping with all the planning - nothing ... Read more
by 17th september bride on Thu, 6th October, 2011
Hi all brides to be, On the 17th of Sept, We had our wedding reception in Lough Eske Castle it was the most amazing day of our lives. All of my guest loved the experience there and the food was so amazing, the service was fantastic, almost 3 weeks later and people are still talking about it. It has a fantastic setting for photo's I just received my proof's and the pictures around the grounds and in the castle itself are fantastic. I don't know how we are going to choose I would highly recommend it to everyone. You have no worries about anything on the day or the lead up to the wedding day itself as they are so ... Read more
by Sinead on Fri, 16th September, 2011
Dear Noreen, I want to thank you so much for your hospitality, help and advice in the build up to our wedding and for such a brilliant day. We had such a great day. The reception we received on arrival was suberb, the hospitality throughout the day was remarkable and the service to ourselves and our guests was brilliant. What can I say about the food, ... fantastic. We were so happy with the meal and several of our guests commented on their fantastic day and great food they received. Having recieved some of our wedding photograph's the surroundings of the castle were gorgeous despite the rainy day. I just want to thank you again and all the staff at ... Read more
by Catherine McCourt on Thu, 15th September, 2011
Lough Eske Castle was the perfect setting for our wedding. The castle is luxurios with a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. The location is great and easily accessible. The staff are extremely helpful, thoughftful and genuinely interested in making your stay and wedding memorable. The hotel wedding co ordinator, Marleen Foullois is understanding of your individual needs and makes every effort to accommodate you and your guests. Marleen's experience in planning weddings is evident and always provides great direction when decision making. In addition, she is a pleasure to work with and makes for an enjoyable and stress free wedding. Our guests were most impressed with the standard of the hotel rooms and in particular the wedding meal. The honeymoon suite ... Read more
by Sue O'Sullivan on Thu, 15th September, 2011
From the moment we made contact with Noreen at Lough Eske Castle we knew that there was no where else to compare with the service, location and whole wedding experience at this magnificent venue. We worried that there would be a certain arrogance being the only 5 star hotel in Donegal but we were so wrong. Every single member of the team worked hard to ensure our day was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble. Our guests were so impressed, we had a number of guests with special dietary requirements and they said they never received such special attention, the gluten free bread, the special dessert everything was perfect! We were blessed with beautiful weather for our day and didnt ... Read more
by colm lavery on Sat, 10th September, 2011
We had an absolutely amazing wedding weekend at the beautiful Lough Eske castle. We just did not want to leave nor did our guests. From the minute we stepped into the castle on our wedding day absolutely everything was taken care of, our wedding co-ordinator Marleen and all the staff at Lough Eske were 5 star all the way we could not thank them enough. The atmosphere and environment is out of this world. We would recommend the castle to any future brides and grooms you will not regret it. We'd do it all over again tomorrow! We look forward to revisiting the castle & amazing spa soon. Colm & Caitriona Lavery
by Sam Harding on Fri, 9th September, 2011
We couldn't ask for a better place to enjoy our Wedding Day. The venue, organisation, food, drink and overall experience were all beyond even our expectations. The only aspect that exceeded all of this were the staff who offered the best service we have encountered and nothing was too much for anyone as they looked to ensure we had the best day possible. A truly fantastic Hotel in a spectacular location and the team certainly know what it takes to put on a great Wedding.
by Carolyn Smith on Fri, 9th September, 2011
An incredible, beautiful hotel for a wedding. The staff were great and went out of their way to help in any way possible. They really made the day special for us! I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of where to have their wedding!
by Amor on Mon, 5th September, 2011
We recently had our wedding at lough Eske Donegal ,the food was amazing Every course was of high standard couldnt have tasted any better . The rooms were pure luxury and ambience . The staff were the most helpful I have ever encountered anywhere I have visited or stayed. There was no job too big or small for them , They even set up my tables with personal touches I wanted to add whilst I was getting dressed. They also conducted my ceremony music I had brought to play. Overall i would greatly recommend this wedding venue to anyone and suggest you will have a fairytale day in fairytale surroundings. It was worth every penny ,and to hear our guests ... Read more
by Karen Cooke on Mon, 5th September, 2011
We had an amazing day, both staff and hotel were fantastic and catered to everyones needs. The food, venue and service was first class making our day magical, we couldn't of asked for anything more!!
by Gillian Beare on Mon, 29th August, 2011
From beginning to end, our experience with Lough Eske Castle was fantastic. Throughout the planning of the wedding and on the day itself staff were always on hand to help. The events of the day ran swimmingly and staff ensured that everything was seamless. The food was absolutely delicious and service was impeccable. We are so pleased we decided to have our wedding at Lough Eske, we couldn't have asked for a better venue.
by Jennie & Shaun on Thu, 18th August, 2011
Stop looking for that perfect wedding venue, because you've just found it here at Solis Lough Eske Castle, it is AMAZING. The first time we drove up the drive way, I got goose bumps, I knew this was the place for us. The venue doesn't need any praise, go see it, it speaks for itself. It is magical. The staff are all amazing, they go above and beyond, the service is just out of this world and we are still hearing it from all of our guests. The food.. again, it speaks for itself. Delish. We dealt with Noreen, who is fantastic, a pleasure to deal with. Our day was flawless, thanks to Noreen & Co. They really not only ... Read more
by Christina Blaney on Tue, 9th August, 2011
Solis Lough Eske Castle is the most perfect place to celebrate your wedding! It is simply breath-taking and is full of photo opportunities both inside and out; (important if it rains). Noreen and Marleen were fantastic to work with and they had lots of ideas to help make our wedding unique and personal. The excellent service was carried throughout the staff from waiters, to bar tenders to housekeeping; everyone went out of their way to welcome and accommodate us and our guests. The food was excellent and and the service was smooth and professional. Most importantly, the day ran without a hitch and according to plan. Our guests were overwhelmed by the romantic and tranquil setting and we can't wait ... Read more
by Selina Gartland on Mon, 8th August, 2011
From the moment we entered the castle doors we knew we were in for a special wedding. Noreen and her team looked after us so well, kepping us up to date and reassured at every query, payment and detail. Our wedding was exactly how we envisioned and went perfectly. The castle looked amazing and all our guests were wowed. We were lucky with the weader and had our drinks reception in the rockery while our photographer snapped us at various beauty spots around the castle grounds. Dinner was sumptious and the tables looked fantastic. The waiting staff were perfectly efficient while discreet and the room was rearranged for dancing with no distruption to our guests. We cant praise it enough ... Read more
by Ciara Roseblade on Mon, 1st August, 2011
Lough Eske is an absolutely fantastic venue with a brilliant team of staff and an a fantastic ballroom. I initially looked at venues in London (where I currently live) and after a long and ardous search where we seen overpriced venues with fusty old ballrooms, we decided to come home to get hitched. I spotted Lough Eske in a bridal magazine and thought it would look fantastic in photographs, and I am pleased to say it was even better when we visited. We actually had most of our guests stay at the castle for the entire weekend and everyone raved about it. Our wedding day was absolutely magical, the wedding co-ordination team were great, the food was really amazing and ... Read more
by McDowell on Sat, 30th July, 2011
Solis was a magical wedding venue. Marleen and the team were very helpful in the planning process, and made sure our every needs were met. All of our guests loved the wedding, and thought Solis was amazing. Thanks again for making our dream wedding come true!
by Luke on Fri, 29th July, 2011
Our Wedding here was first class. Brilliantly organised by the staff and with unbelievable service. Excellent location and all round service.
by Enda McKenna on Thu, 28th July, 2011
We had a wonderful experience at Lough Eske for our wedding day on 7th May 2011. The staff were excellent and very attentive, the food was outstanding and the general ambience of the hotel was perfect for a wedding. Also our guests who stayed in the hotel were very impressed with size and quality of the rooms. All in all, it was a perfect venue for a perfect day. Thanks Enda & Lana
by Rachel on Mon, 25th July, 2011
Lough Eske was without doubt the perfect venue for the perfect day. The grounds are fabulous for photpgraphs and the staff treat everyone like royalty. We couldn't recommend this venue enough. We would like to that Marleen for all her hard work in bringing our day together and helping us add our own personal touch. This is one of the world's most picturesque and romantic settings. Wesley and Rachel
by Joanne McLoughlin on Mon, 25th July, 2011
I could not recommend this 5 star luxury wedding venue highly enough.... We had an amazing day , the staff of the hotel were very attentive and as for the rooms and surrounding grouds , our guests were so impressed !!!! Marleen was our wedding co ordinator .... she was a class act , she had thought of absolutely everything and every detail ! Only fault i could find was that we could not do it all over again :)
by Jonathan McGloin on Mon, 25th July, 2011
We got married in March and all our expectations were surpassed. We had a fabulous day. The beautiful venue, wonderful food and kind attentive staff at Lough Eske really provided the wow factor. Our guests were equally impressed - this has been reflected by the fact that a number of them have since returned to stay with friends and family
Lough Eske is now our benchmark for all hotels we visit. We have yet to experience a hotel which lives up to its standard.
Jonathan & Orna
by Jayne Mitchell on Sun, 24th July, 2011
I really enjoyed my wedding at the castle, the food was amazing and the staff cudnt of been any better making sure everything was perfect for my big day A big thank you to Marleen for all her hard work and warm welcome on our arrival.. it was an amazing day! all my guess are still talkin about the amazing food esp the breakfast.. thank you again for everything xx
by Louise & Mark on Sat, 23rd July, 2011
Our wedding day at Lough eske was more than perfect. Being a designer i was extremely fussy and often demanding to ensure we had the unique wedding we were after. No-were imaginable could have made this possible in the way Lough Eske Castle did. The venue speaks for it self in how stunning it is and the photo oppertunities it provided, not only at the castle itself but at the lough and surrounding grounds. The staff are extremely friendly and courteous to everyone, the food was exactly as we had chosen at our complimentary food tasting which our guests have been talking about since! All our requests were met and the function room looked stunning. We stayed at the hotel ... Read more
by Simon Raby on Sat, 23rd July, 2011
This could not have gone better. Immaculate staff, from the maitre d' to the waiting staff. Coordinated extremely well by Marlene and Noreen from the outset. Obviously not inexpensive, but in terms of value for money, you can not get any better than this! We will be returning frequently as guests in the future. Dr Simon and Emma Raby Oxfordshire
by Kelley on Sat, 23rd July, 2011
We could not have been more delighted with our wedding at Solis Lough Eske Castle. It was an amazing location but what made it for us was the great service and friendliness of the staff. Our reception room looked amazing, every attention to detail had been taken care of. The meal was absolutely delicious, I had no room left for any wedding cake! My only regret was that we didn't stay longer. I would of loved another night in our wedding suite and availed of our free spa treatment which I'm sure would have been an other great experience.