Be king and queen for a day as you walk hand-in-hand through immaculate gardens and along flag-stone paths to join your loved ones in celebrating your wedding vows.
Markree Castle - with its relaxed atmosphere, picture-perfect grounds and luxury accommodation - provides an ideal location to celebrate with family and friends, and the freedom to create a wedding that you have always dreamed of.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sligo countryside, Markree Castle is located in the north-west of Ireland on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way. A beautiful and private setting, the castle overlooks a large countryside estate on the banks of the river Unshin.
Reopened in March 2017 by the Corscadden family as an exclusive private hire wedding venue, Markree Castle is the perfect place for a destination wedding in Ireland. The privacy of up to 170 wedding guests is ensured by the extensive estate and the castle’s countryside location.
Our wedding packages include exclusive use of Markree Castle, a stunning setting with mature trees, a rose garden and grounds along the river Unshin for unforgettable photographs; a personal planner to help and advise you on every aspect of your day, red carpet arrival, reception drinks and canapés, five-course meal with wine and evening food.
Part of the uniqueness of Markree is that there is no function room, as such. Instead, you and your guests will use Markree as you would your own home, with your reception in the hall in front of the fire, dinner in the dining room and dancing in the lounge on our specially constructed dance floor. Like a house party in a castle!
There are 30 en-suite guest bedrooms in the castle, as well as several self-catering cottages, situated in the old farmyard buildings. Altogether, there is accommodation for over 110 people on site.
Markree is also available for civil ceremonies and partnerships, which take place in the original family chapel. Please contact the civil registrar’s office in Sligo on 071 915 5115 for details. There are a number of churches, of all denominations, close by. Couples also regularly choose the chapel at Markree for blessings.
The Corscadden Family own and run four Castle Hotels in Ireland. Our Sister Romantic Castle Hotels include:
Bellingham Castle in Castlebellingham, Co. Louth
Cabra Castle in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
Ballyseede Castle in Tralee, Co. Kerry
All our Castle Hotels are styled and furnished in keeping with each castle’s character and era. With luxury bedrooms and suites, our fabulous castles are historic, romantic and offer some of the finest wedding venues in Ireland.
Please visit one of our castles and start planning your special day…
by Kevin Haugheyon Thu, 26th October, 2017
We fell in love with Markree Castle the moment we stepped inside while it was still under renovation. By the time the renovation was complete we were completely blown away. Couldn't believe we could have exclusive use of an historic castle for our big day. Difficult to single out one particular aspect but the dining/banquet room was what amazed our ... Read More
by Deidre Leeon Thu, 26th October, 2017
Where to begin! What a magical weekend we had in Markree Castle. We were lucky enough to be one of the first couples to get married in the magnificently refurbished Markree. Excellence from beginning to end. Philip, Cora and the entire team were warm, attentive and efficient from the moment we viewed the Castle and the beautiful grounds. . Having ... Read More
by Karen McKennaon Thu, 26th October, 2017
One word - WOW. Beautiful surroundings, amazing food and fantastic staff. If you want a fairy tale castle wedding - this is the venue for you. Myself and my husband had our wedding reception at Markree Castle in June 2017. There are 30 beautiful bedrooms in the castle. Your guests will feel like Kings & Queens! This is a private ... Read More
by Wayne & Maryon Mon, 11th August, 2014
We had our wedding at the Markree Castle in April 2014 and from the get-go we were treated like royalty. We can only describe our wedding day as magical! It truly was everything that we had dreamt of and so much more. We could not have organized such a brilliant day without the help of Jeremy, Simon and their amazing ... Read More
by Charlotte Rosson Sat, 19th July, 2014
We would highly recommend Markree as a wedding venue. It's so beautiful there, making our photos look great. The staff are so helpful, everything was perfect, nothing is too much for them and they helped take all the pressure out of organising the day. Having the place to ourselves made the day feel so much more special and personal. The ... Read More