Wedding Reviews for County Arms Birr

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 52 reviews

Emma Hogan
wedding on Fri, 8th of September, 2023
From our very first encounter with Dee and the team at the County Arms we knew we were in safe hands. The team can’t do enough for us, and always go the extra mile. A very special mention to Dee, who was amazing, she made the whole process seamless, we couldn’t have asked for more. Our family

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and friends are still talking about the food, which was next level and plenty of it. The grounds and Georgian part of the hotel makes for amazing picture opportunities which meant we got to spend so much more time with our guests on the day. We had the best experience and would highly recommend. We planned our wedding from London and Dee and the team were always on hand to answer any question and chat. Dealing with the team at the County Arms meant for a stress free experience.

Review submitted on Tue, 14th of November, 2023
Therese Bowe
wedding on Sat, 15th of July, 2023
A massive thanks to the County Arms for making our wedding day the most unforgettable day of our lives! Our ceremony and reception was even more perfect than we could ever have imagined. Our special day would not have been possible without the hard work, time and expertise from Dee & all the team.

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We are so grateful to each & everyone of you. The Country Arms are an exceptional wedding venue & without any hesitation we highly recommend you to book your wedding here. We wouldn’t change a thing.

Review submitted on Tue, 14th of November, 2023
Anna & Kamil
wedding on Wed, 28th of June, 2023
I think we cannot recommend County Arms Hotel and Niamh & Dee high enough.
These 2 ladies helped me make our dream come true or even beyond. Always open to any of our ideas and very helpful with the things we've never thought of.
We felt very special and very understood in every way.
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of our wedding, everything went so smoothly and professionally, we couldn't have imagined this day more beautiful.
Even the day after the wedding, Niamh greeted us at reception which was very lovely.
We can't thank them enough for making our day so amazing.
All staff were just gorgeous.
I will recommend them to everyone, always.

Review submitted on Mon, 2nd of October, 2023
Gemma Floody
wedding on Fri, 7th of July, 2023
Me and my husband had an incredible wedding here and even the journey to it was nothing but exceptional. Our wedding coordinator, Niamh and Dee were just amazing and involved in everything so you didn't feel like you had to do it on your own. The staff were absolutely 5 star and friendly and very

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professional. I would highly recommend this wedding venue for your big day.

Review submitted on Mon, 2nd of October, 2023
Dawn & Jown Wallace
wedding on Wed, 2nd of August, 2023
We got married on 2nd August 2023 in Ferbane and had our Wedding Reception at the County Arms afterwards. It was absolutely fabulous! We would not have changed a thing about the day or night. Most of the guests stayed for three nights at the hotel and it was excellent. The service and

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professionalism from the County Arms went above and beyond our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. A special shout out to Niamh, Dee, Michelle, Shannon, Claire, David, Liam, Aiden and Chloe, who were all fantastic but nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff.
Guests are still talking about the wedding and how brilliant it was. Many want a reunion next year! Comments from guests include, 'Best wedding ever!' 'It was OUTSTANDING!' 'This is better than my own wedding!' 'It was spectacular!'
We would recommend the County Arms for a Wedding Reception, without reservation!
Thank you to all involved!

Review submitted on Mon, 2nd of October, 2023
Kelly & David Hickey
wedding on Fri, 25th of August, 2023
Dee, Niamh + Team pulled out all the stops for us on our big day, service and food on the day was top notch!! And nothing was an issue in the lead up to the wedding.
Rebekah Diver
wedding on Sat, 26th of August, 2023
The County Arms went above and beyond for our wedding! Everyone is talking about how great the food was and how stunning the grounds were. Dee made the planning so easy and helped us every step of the way. Any question we had was replied to instantly. The service was top class and everyone was

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looked after so well throughout the day. I couldn't recommend this hotel enough for your special day!

Review submitted on Mon, 2nd of October, 2023
Emer North
wedding on Fri, 1st of September, 2023
The team at the County Arms made our day so special. They were so professional & helpful from the day we went for our viewing right through to the wedding day. They created a friendly & welcoming atmosphere for us & all of our guests on the day. We received so many compliments on the food, with some

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of our guests commenting that it was the best wedding meal they have ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed our day & look forward to visiting again very soon. We are so glad we chose the County Arms to celebrate our special day.

Review submitted on Mon, 2nd of October, 2023
Ria and Johnny Niland
wedding on Fri, 17th of June, 2022
We had our wedding in the County Arms last June and could not recommend Dee and all the staff highly enough, they were all amazing from start to finish and nothing was too much. Dee really takes the stress out of planning a wedding. The food was amazing and guests are still talking about it. The

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garden is stunning for photos. Thanks so much for making our day so special.

Review submitted on Thu, 6th of October, 2022
Gráinne Egan
wedding on Sat, 25th of June, 2022
Dee and the wedding team helped make our special day the most amazing day ever. They went above and beyond to make our wedding the best day of our lives. From start to finish our journey with the County Arms team was five star.

We had guests from far & wide who still are talking about the hotel

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and how fabulous it was. We and our guests are looking forward to booking the return visit to Birr.
I can’t recommend this hotel enough.
Gráinne & Philip Ryan

Review submitted on Mon, 26th of September, 2022
Amy Killeen
wedding on Thu, 7th of July, 2022
We had our wedding day on the 7/7/22 in the County Arms of Birr. The hotel and staff are just outstanding and amazing in this hotel. They went over and beyond for me and my husband to make our wedding day the most magical day of our lives. With covid we had to cancel twice and the staff and the

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hotel were just so understanding and they were so helpful organizing everything for us. Since we got married every guest that was at our wedding have not stopped talking about the staff in the County Arms and the service and how gorgeous the food was and how helpful the staff were to each and everyone of our guests. I would highly recommend this hotel for your wedding day and I would highly recommend Deirdre she is just an amazing person and absolutely fantastic at her job.

Review submitted on Thu, 22nd of September, 2022
Sharon Mc Hugh
wedding on Thu, 28th of July, 2022
We had the most amazing day! We only had 5 months to plan our special day and Dee, Dervla & the wedding team made this possible. They were so accommodating, professional & exceptional in every way. We had a small family wedding, held upstairs in the Georgian suites. The ceremony room & banquet room

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was absolutely stunning on the day. Food was absolutely delicious. Everything was just perfect. I would 100% recommend the County Arms to hold your perfect wedding. We loved every minute. Thank you so much!

Review submitted on Tue, 20th of September, 2022
Niall Maher
wedding on Thu, 2nd of June, 2022
We are our wedding at the County Arms Hotel and we couldn’t have been any more happier with how the day went. The set up, the food and especially the staff, everything was amazing. We especially want to thank Dee who went out of her way to ensure that everything was perfect. Thanks for everything!
Ella Mahon
wedding on Fri, 2nd of September, 2022
We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding in the County Arms Hotel. The planning on the lead up to the wedding was made so simple with Deirdre and Niamh's help. They catered for all our needs and wants. All phone calls and emails were responded to promptly. They really help ease any of our

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worries! On the day of the wedding everything flowed so smoothly. All our guests raved about all the food which certainly left no-one hungry! From the rolls at the reception, the main meal, the afters food and even the snack box at the residence bar went down a treat! We personally loved the prawns for the starter of our main meal. The hotel has recently refurbished the gardens and it was such an amazing place for ourselves and our guests to hangout in and get some nice photos! The main function room was decorated so beautifully! We were so proud to have our guests here. For our wedding we had a day 2 of a tradition session with some lovely buffet style food in the Garden room. It helped create a more intimate environment. We cannot speak highly enough of the service we received in the County Arms and would definitely recommend to any of our friends and family planning a wedding.

Review submitted on Sat, 17th of September, 2022
Jenny Walsh
wedding on Sun, 31st of July, 2022
From the first contact Dee and the staff at the County Arms were amazing! The whole lead up and the day itself was just seamless, nothing was too much for them! There is not one thing I could fault. The staff, food, decor, attention to detail and the attention given to us and our guests was

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fantastic! We couldn't have picked a better venue and if I was to do it all over again I would still pick the County Arms!

Review submitted on Fri, 16th of September, 2022
Heather Collins
wedding on Mon, 11th of April, 2022
From the moment we started planning our wedding day, until the day itself, we have nothing but wonderful memories of the County Arms Hotel.
Dee, along with every member of staff involved in our day, did everything we asked, and more to make sure we, our families, and all our guests had the most

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amazing day
The private gardens are so special for photos, the hotel is so warm and welcoming with stunning surrounds ,and as for the food, every morsel was cooked to perfection.
Dee was a huge addition to our wedding, she handle our day from start to finish with such ease and a constant smile on her face, she and all the staff have left us with such special memories, including all our guests, to the point that some of our guests have already returned to the hotel for relaxing breaks away.
5 star isn't a high enough grade for this hotel. It really is a home from home, a beautiful hotel were memories are made with the help of its warm and friendly staff.

Review submitted on Fri, 16th of September, 2022
Laura Guilfoyle
wedding on Sat, 16th of July, 2022
It’s safe to say that The County Arms Hotel is still renowned for its outstanding service!
We had a fantastic day celebrating our wedding in The County Arms. From the beginning, The County Arms was a pleasure to deal with it. The hotel went above and beyond to ensure all ran smoothly on our big

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All our family and friends are still raving about that lamb shank and the turkey carvery on arrival.
Thanks again to all the team spearheaded by Dee. It was a pleasure dealing with everyone.

Review submitted on Fri, 16th of September, 2022
Heather Collins
wedding on Mon, 11th of April, 2022
Where do we start with the amount of praise we have, and have received, for Dee and for all the staff of the County Arms Hotel. Our day went so beautifully from start to finish, we just never stopped smiling and laughing.
Dee is just a natural when it comes to weddings, she had everything running

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like clockwork. Kitchen staff provided food that was nothing short of perfect, waiting / bar staff were so helpful and friendly, as was every member of staff attached to our day. Every one of our guests were beyond impressed by their experience at the County Arms Hotel with many planning a return already. We just had the most perfect day, knowing our guests enjoyed it as much as we did has made our day even more special. Thank you Dee, and every single member of staff at the County Arms Hotel for going above and beyond for our day.
Mr and Mrs M Collins

Review submitted on Mon, 25th of April, 2022
Stephanie Rosney
wedding on Fri, 25th of March, 2022
After 4 dates and 3 pushbacks along with a change of management we got to have our day.
From our 1st meeting with Dee I knew we were in safe hands. Dee , Niamh and the team pulled out all stops.
Our food at the tasting menu and on the day itself was just amazing. All of our guests and family

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couldn't stop talking about the food. While I will take credit for giving the best possible day that I could, well the food is all down to the amazing Chef and his team. We don't get to see these people on the lead up and the day itself, so I'd like to thank ye so very much for a fantastic meal. We could not find a single fault.
We were very lucky with the weather and our guests could enjoy the beautiful gardens in the County Arms. Our photographer was able to take some amazing pictures on the day.
The staff here made us feel like a King and Queen for the whole weekend. Our guests that stayed couldn't compliment and praise the staff enough. Throughout their stay staff were checking in and making sure they were OK. The hotel was spotless everywhere.
For those considering The County Arms for your day I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.
A massive thank you to all the staff who made our day so fantastic. I wish I was doing it all over again
Steph and Sean

Review submitted on Mon, 25th of April, 2022
Niamh and Mark O’Halloran
wedding on Fri, 25th of February, 2022
We would highly recommend the County Arms Hotel for your wedding. From start to finish the whole team were brilliant to deal with. They were very accommodating during covid when it looked like we might not get the numbers we wanted, and when restrictions eased and our numbers increased by over 100

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only a few weeks before the wedding there was absolutely no issue and they were delighted to help us with anything we needed. Dee and her staff made sure we thought of everything we needed to in the build up to the wedding and it was stress-free so that on the day we could just sit back and enjoy it. All of our guests were raving about the food - nobody left the wedding hungry! Thanks again to Dee and all the team at the County Arms Hotel.
Niamh and Mark

Review submitted on Fri, 11th of March, 2022
Niamh Madden
wedding on Thu, 2nd of December, 2021
What an amazing day from start to finish!

The county arms hotel is absolutely fantastic. The food is absolutely amazing, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the wedding coordinator, Dee is just amazing.
We were hit with 3 rescheduled dates due to covid and they couldn't have helped us

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more, always checking in making us feel comforted and always happy with our decision to make our day extra special.
The ballroom is absolutely gorgeous, the gardens, the bridal suite and the ceremony are all just beautiful. We couldn't have picked a better place and are so happy with our choice.
If you haven't checked this place out and you are looking for a venue to have your special day, then you 100% should check out County Arms Hotel. You won't look back! From the day we first went to view the county arms, to the day we got married, they couldn't have been more helpful.
Thank you so much.
Niamh & Michael Hoey

Review submitted on Fri, 7th of January, 2022
Elizabeth and Donal
wedding on Wed, 27th of October, 2021
From the moment we visited County Arms Hotel to view it as a prospective venue for our wedding, we were impressed. The wedding coordinator was very attentive and interested in how we saw how wedding day. She listened to what we wanted. The hotel is very elegant and a beautiful venue for a wedding.

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Nothing was too much trouble, and any questions we had were answered, from needing the name of a photographer to choosing our wedding menu. The care that was given to my elderly mum by Deirdre on the day of the wedding, was amazing. Our wedding day was fabulous, from start to finish. Deirdre had listened to what we wanted, and delivered it in style. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day, talking about the food, the service and the fabulous surroundings. Deirdre is an absolute star.

Review submitted on Tue, 23rd of November, 2021
Sean & Lenore
wedding on Sat, 6th of November, 2021
From the first time we went to visit the hotel right up until the morning after our wedding, the County Arms Hotel went above and beyond for us. Our wedding coordinator, Dee was a dream to work with. We changed our wedding date from 2020 to 2021 due to covid and nothing was a problem. We decided to

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have a small intimate wedding for our new date and Dee accommodated us with no question. We had our dinner in the maple room and we danced the night away in the drawing-room. We had breakfast together the following morning in the drawing-room which was so special and the best decision we made moving to the smaller rooms. Our family are still talking about the food, service and warm welcome shown to them all weekend. Our family were together throughout the weekend. It was such a special occasion. We can't recommend the County Arms Hotel enough. Dee is a lady and a credit to the hotel and she is just a pleasure to deal with.

Review submitted on Tue, 23rd of November, 2021
wedding on Thu, 23rd of September, 2021
We had our wedding day at the county arms on 23/09/21. The hotel staff went above and beyond to make it very special. Our wedding coordinator, Dee, is an absolute gem. She is so helpful and has a heart of gold. The food is top class and tastes amazing. We had a really great wedding package deal, and

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I would highly recommend choosing the country arms. The grounds were gorgeous fro pictures. We got a 'summers day' right in the end of September, and couldn't have been more lucky.

Review submitted on Thu, 21st of October, 2021
Donna delaney
wedding on Fri, 10th of September, 2021
We had our wedding reception here a few weeks ago, and it was excellent. From the first day I met Dee, I knew I was making the right decision. Dee & Seamie went above and beyond for us. Having known a lot of the staff for many years, I knew we were in good hands. The week before our wedding I met

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Eoin, who I have not seen in years. He was so welcoming. Dee and Seamie were exceptional across the board. On the night of our meal tasting we had a lovely girl, Dearbhla, serve us and she was so helpful and friendly. I would most definitely recommend County Arms Hotel for your wedding (or any function). The food and service was top class. Keep up the good work guys, we will be back.

To all the team at County Arms, you are amazing. Thank you for all you have done for us, for our wedding and for making it so memorable.

Review submitted on Thu, 21st of October, 2021
Avril Hogan
wedding on Fri, 17th of September, 2021
We had our wedding here and it was fabulous. The wedding coordinator, Dee, went above and beyond to help us and make it the most special and memorable day for us. The attention to detail was five stars. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious. On the day, Dee, Seamus and all the staff were

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extremely attentive and helpful. The food was excellent. All of our guests agreed and we highly recommend this venue. The gardens are well maintained and were perfect for photos. There are no faults to this hotel.

Review submitted on Fri, 1st of October, 2021
Hannah Daly
wedding on Thu, 8th of July, 2021
From first meeting to the day of the wedding, the team in the County Arms were brilliant. They made us feel great and did all they could for us. They wanted us to have the full wedding experience no matter how many guests were involved.

They were very good at accommodating the family members

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staying in the hotel including the kids.
The hotel is set in from the road with big lawns and lovely gardens, a lovely spot to let the kids play. The gardens have lovely flowers and vegetables within a walled setting - great for pictures. There is a very friendly feel to the place.

Deirdre and Seamus were great at putting us at ease and making us feel welcome on the day. The food was gorgeous and plenty of it. We had our reception upstairs in the hotel in what was the original house and it has lovely character features and is self contained, which was fantastic. Just perfect for our intimate reception. The Covid measures were followed and everyone felt safe. Really enjoyed the day and would recommend.

Review submitted on Mon, 26th of July, 2021
Michelle O'Loughlin
wedding on Fri, 6th of September, 2019
The county arms were amazing for our wedding day. Everyone was so impressed with the food and the service. Its a family run business and you definitely get a homely feel from them and they really care about how the guests are enjoying the day. The day after the wedding our nieces and nephew were

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outside playing in the garden and Conor even brought them out an icecream. The Loughnane family were so thoughtful and helpful with every aspect of the wedding. We couldnt have asked for better!

Review submitted on Tue, 7th of January, 2020
Lorisa Cox
wedding on Thu, 19th of September, 2019
I don't know where to start. Our wedding day was the happiest of our lives and a major part of that was the County Arms Hotel and the fantastic service they provided. In the lead up to the wedding, they were fantastic. Every email or phone call was answered and any I never felt any stress or worry

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because they were always on top of everything. On the day, they were amazing. Everything went perfectly. We had our ceremony in the Maple Room and it's a perfect venue. Guests are still raving about the food, from the carvery rolls on arrival to the hogroast at midnight. The meal itself was fantastic, delicious and perfectly timed. The County Arms also sourced music for our drinks reception and the residence bar. I would highly recommend as they were great and the party started immediately after the ceremony and didn't stop until the small hours. Our photographer was so impressed with the grounds, he got some fantastic pictures and I cannot wait to see our album. I really cannot recommend Conor, Barry and especially Michelle highly enough

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
Sarah and Kieran Brislane
wedding on Sat, 11th of November, 2017
We celebrated our wedding on Nov 11th 2017 in the fabulous County Arms Hotel in Birr. From the first meeting with had with Conor, we were hooked by this hotel! The ease at which the day was organised was just brilliant...leaving us with very little to do only show up! When we arrived on the day we

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were treated like royalty and so too were our guests with the fab food and drinks that awaited our arrival...with music in the bar and a great atmosphere...the craic wasn't long to get going! Everything went off to a T and it was all very relaxed, helped by the friendly staff who joined in with the banter throughout the night! We just can't thank the hotel management and staff enough for really making our day and night an absolutely amazing experience!! Our guests are still raving about the food and how fab the hotel is (all 283 of them!). I would recommend the County Arms hotel in a heart beat to my closet friends and family...3 of our guests have since booked it for their own weddings; I think that says enough!

Review submitted on Mon, 19th of February, 2018
Thomas Dillon
wedding on Fri, 10th of November, 2017
The county arms was an excellent venue for our wedding day, from the very first time we went to look at the venue to the big day, the staff were excellent, we cannot speak highly enough of the wedding team, we had the benefit of attending our friends wedding in the hotel prior to our wedding and

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from our friends wedding we knew the county arms was a front runner,

we met with Conor when we went to look at the venue, he sat down with us and gave us his time going through all the options, it was clear to us at that stage that they valued our custom and there was a nice personal touch to it, with the family run operation,

our wedding days was a fabulous experience, the venue, the music, the food were all amazing, The county arms is ahead of the rest when it comes to hosting weddings on every aspect, I couldn't recommend the county arms highly enough

Review submitted on Tue, 6th of February, 2018
Louise Brennan
wedding on Sat, 7th of October, 2017
We had the most amazing day. We were so delighted that we had our reception in the County Arms Hotel. The venue was just perfect. The staff in the County Arms were excellent both on the day and leading up to the wedding. They could not have done enough for us.
The venue itself is ideal for any

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wedding, the hotel has a fabulous ball room which can work for any size wedding, beautiful reception area and gorgeous gardens at the back of the hotel.
The food throughout the day was top class and superior quality. The service on the day was also excellent. All the staff in the County Arms are professional and well trained. My guests are still talking about the great food and service, a lot of them have commented that 'it was the best wedding they were at for food and service'.
I highly recommend this hotel as a wedding venue. I look forward to attending weddings in this hotel in the future.

Review submitted on Tue, 6th of February, 2018
Denyce Browne
The County Arms Hotel is such a fabulous wedding venue. Myself and my husband happened upon the hotel by chance and thank goodness we did. Our wedding day was just as magical as planned and The County Arms Hotel made that happen for us. The staff are unbelievable and think of every little thing. The

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food is the best i have ever had at a wedding and all of our guests couldn't stop talking about it. We got married on New Years Eve 2016. Wish we could do it all over again. Added bonus for a winter wedding is how fabulous the hotel looks full of decorations and lights.
Thanks for making our day seamless and fabulous. Denyce and Leonard Ryan.

Review submitted on Sun, 26th of November, 2017
Leona Dolan
It’s difficult to find the right words to convey exactly how AMAZING the County Arms Hotel is.

To start with the Loughnane family & their wonderful team of staff know what they are doing. We mainly dealt with Barry. We were offered advice but never in a pushy manner. We took the advice and

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were delighted with the results on the day. When we met to organise things it always felt like meeting with friends.

It helps of course that the hotel amd grounds are immaculately maintained, a photographers dream location. With the all glamour and warmth of a Country House, cosy corners to suit all the guests and fabulous accomadation.

What really and truly swung it for us when deciding on our venue was the food ????. The quality and quantity of food available will not be beaten. The management are really invested with the menus. They are proud of whst they offer so standards will never dip. My husband and I live on the coast and to have seafood options in the Heart of Ireland that rivalled what we eat at home blew us & our 130 guest away! Service was fabulous on the day. Table service for the bar during the meal. The evening buffet is still a hot topic of conversation amongst our friends. Several of whom dubbed it ‘the best wedding ever’

We had a SUI celebrant and had our ceremony at the hotel. It was relaxed and fun& everything we wanted it to be. I don’t often make recommendations but I can say for sure that I recommend the County Arms Hotel.

Review submitted on Thu, 23rd of November, 2017
Domhnall & Edel
We had our wedding here over October Bank Holiday weekend and from the moment we met with Barry Loughnane to view the hotel we knew we had found the ideal venue for our big day. Our wedding co-ordinator, Sharon Conneely, kept in contact with us throughout and effortlessly oversaw every detail of our

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wedding, allowing us to enjoy the happiest day of our lives without any stress whatsoever. For us, it was essential that our guests be well fed. We invited guests from every corner of the country (and beyond) and as each guest arrived they were met with a warm welcome and hot food that was greatly appreciated. The food was truly amazing and many of our guests still comment on how it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. It goes without saying that the main meal was excellent, but a personal highlight was the midnight feast. The feast included suckling pig, curry, crepes, ice cream and more served up by the impeccably attired County Arms team. The hotel is sumptuously decorated and the garden provided an elegant backdrop to our wedding photographs. We would recommend the County Arms to any couple without hesitation and sincerely want to thank Barry, Conor and Sharon for making our wedding day everything we ever could have wished for.Domhnall & Edel

Review submitted on Wed, 22nd of November, 2017
Sarah & John
Absolutely unbelievable! From first meeting to check out after our wedding everything was 5 star. I wouldn't know where to begin, all our guests were blown away with the food and service throughout the day. Staff are amazing and couldn't do enough for us.
Colin & Trish O'Meara
Our wedding was magical! The team in the County Arms especially Conor were amazing. The service on the day, the food and the attention to detail was top class. We can describe it simply as a fairy tale!
Michelle Danagher & James Gallagher
We had our Wedding here on the 30th of September. From start to finish all of the staff at this beautiful venue could not do enough for us! The food was out of this world, the service was number 1 and every minor detail you could think of was paid attention to. Grainne & Sharon the wedding planners

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were a fantastic help and made everything so easy. All of our guests complimented everything this hotel had to offer and we just want to thank Barry, Conor, Willie and all of the staff for everything they did to make our day the best day of our lives. I would HIGHLY recommended this hotel for anyone thinking of having their wedding here. They are just top class!

Review submitted on Wed, 22nd of November, 2017
Karen Seale and George Lanham
Can't thank Barry enough for all his help and ideas along the way he mentioned to us about having hangover kits in the rooms for our guest which went down an absolute treat with everyone. The service on the day was second to non the attention to detail and to our guests was fantastic people are

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still talking about our wedding the food the staff and the hotel...

Review submitted on Mon, 23rd of October, 2017
Yvonne Ryan and Shaun Forde
The County Arms were brilliant in the run up to our wedding. I had one meeting with Barry for half an hour before the wedding and everything I asked for happened on the day. Grainne in the office was so patient with organising accommodation and confirming little details. Conor met me at the door and

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went into Birr town to get me something that I needed which was a major inconvenience for him but greatly appreciated by me. He also appeared with an ice cream during the afters food when I was too busy talking to get to the buffet. It's easy to forget that the County Arms have so many weddings going on every week and month because when you deal with them they are so attentive to your needs and eager to put in place what you want on your big day that you forget they are dealing with so many other couples at the same time. You always feel like you're their top priority.
I'm so happy we made the choice we did to go with the County Arms. We were so happy with how the day went.

Review submitted on Mon, 23rd of October, 2017
We had our wedding reception at the County Arms in February 2017. We had a fabulous day. The venue was beautifully decorated, the food was delicious and the staff were fantastic. We would recommend the hotel to anyone planning a wedding. Thank you to the management and staff for a clockwork

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Review submitted on Sun, 21st of May, 2017
Sheelagh Grennan
My Fairytale Wedding
We had our wedding here during the summer and from the moment we met with the team to view the hotel months before hand we were made feel so special. The service and attention to detail is second to none. As one of our guests put it ...."you wouldn't of had that level of

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service in any other hotel in the country -it felt like you were their little sister" and that genuinely was the case even from the early planning days spending time with Connor - where any special request for the day was automatically met.
The hotel is so versatile – we were unsure whether to go for a summer or Christmas wedding as either option offers such unique settings. At Christmas we could have had our drinks reception in the hotels newly refurbished lobby and fabulous drawing rooms with log fires and Christmas decorations in abundance or during the summer they have a fabulous walled garden for our guests to enjoy. We opted for the latter and were fortunate enough to have been blessed with a fine day. The hotel gardens were beautiful and the perfect setting for our drinks reception. Guests walked up the rose lined garden path and there was a real feeling of enchantment as they entered through arch way gates to an idyllic walled garden. The week before the wedding my reception music fell through (stress you don't need your wedding week) and Connor just swopped in and secured the most amazing band for us - just one of the many things they went above and beyond the line of duty with.
One of the highlights of the day was the food and from the very moment guests arrived to the drinks reception the tone was set - we were going to get to enjoy the most delicious delicate food throughout the day. The hotel offers many canapé options for the bride and groom to choose from. There is everything from freshly made duck pancakes to a seafood trolley which consists of an oyster and Guinness station to many more sensational canapés that are served throughout the duration of the drinks reception – the options are endless. Everything we choose was served outside and was amazing. On the day my husband and I were welcomed into a tremendous champagne tower - the atmosphere was amazing and I was so elated arriving in after having our photos taken to see the party in full swing, everyone enjoying themselves. The hotel is so classy and elegant and everything from the get go was presented with such finesse. Adeline in the hotel took care of the floral arrangements which were amazing and really created an opulent yet warm atmosphere.
The meal was incredible! This hotel offers the best tastiest food I have ever had at a wedding. The range of options to choose from for the meal is endless also – they have every cut of beef - cooked to your liking, along with lamb, chicken, fish or vegetarian options. The menu package we went with offered 2 starter options for the first course, 2 soup and 1 sorbet option for the second course, 3 main course options for the third course, 2 desert options for the fourth course and the meal was finished with tea and coffee, petit fours and a cheese board. I consider myself and my husband massive foodies and we were blown away by the standard of all the food they served...everything was delicious and presented fabulously. Despite having a large wedding of over 300 guests the dining room felt very intimate and the level of service during the meal was impeccable for all guests – generally each table was served each course simultaneously.
The midnight reception was amazing also. The hotel again will take your breath away with the amount of choices they offer you for this stage of your day. You can choose everything from prawn or chicken stir fries cooked in front of you and served in Thai take away boxes to freshly made crepes and ice cream cones or bacon and turkey butties to fish and chips options –there really is everything to choose from and it is equally as delicious as the meal.
The residence bar has a lovely intimate feel to it and really helped keep the party going well into the early hours.
There is no other hotel in the country I would have chosen or would recommend more than the county arms. The entire team deliver the most unique five star wedding experience I could of ever wished for and you really couldn't organise your special day with a nicer bunch. I sincerely want to thank each and every person on the county arms team from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding day everything we could have wished for.

Review submitted on Mon, 28th of November, 2016
Natasha Grifin
Declan and I had our wedding on the 28th October 2016 , from our very first meeting with Connor we knew we were in good hands. Sharon and Grainne were amazing in the run up to our event organising all the final details. Barry and Connor were both present for our wedding day and to say they left no

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stone unturned would be an understatement their level of professionalism is amazing. Leslie a massive thank you for the outstanding service you showed the top table. I cannot recommend this hotel enough they are fantastic, it's all those extra little things that make your day so special. The food is just out of this world all our guests were raving about it . From Dec and I a massive thank you to all the staff at the county arms for making our day one we will never forget.
Much love
Mr and Mrs Carey �
28th October 2016

Review submitted on Fri, 25th of November, 2016
Colin & Leona Good
Colin, Oliver and I would like to sincerely thank you for everything you've done over the past few months in preparation for our big day!

All your hard work was evident because we had a ball and each and every one of our guests complimented the food, the service and the friendly and helpful

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The entire weekend was a pleasure, friday evening's dinner set the tone for the weekend, Seamus and Jane together with all the staff ensured that Saturday was relaxed and enjoyable - everything was looked after with a smile! I must compliment Leslie for looking after us at the top table at dinner. And I had lovely little chats with Michelle, Grainne and Claire over the weekend too.

It has been declared 'best wedding ever' amongst our friends, we only wish the day had felt longer, it really goes in the blink of an eye!

County Arms - you're a class act!

Review submitted on Tue, 25th of October, 2016
Margaret McCormack
We got married in The County Arms Hotel only last month (April) and we loved every minute of it. The hotel management and staff were amazing from the very start throughout all the planning, preparations,and making themselves available for any questions we had throughout it all, right up to all being

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there on our big day itself also. The food was just amazing-we could not praise highly enough, from the arrivals food,to dinner, the superb evening buffet and again some hot food in the residence bar(which was really enjoyed by all). We can honestly say we had the nicest experience dealing with The County Arms, as it was a major part of wedding which they looked after for us, so we did not have to worry about a thing. As a result on our wedding we were both so relaxed and it really was the best day ever. Sincere Thanks! Margaret & John xx

Review submitted on Fri, 1st of July, 2016
Maibh & Paul Carroll
Maibh & Paul 17th September 2015

We first met with Conor and Barry in the summer of 2014 to start planning our big day for September 2015. They were both very professional and knew exactly what we wanted. We met them on several other occasions leading up to the big day and each time we left

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knowing that we were going to get the best day we could ever ask for. Even on the weekends leading up to the wedding day they were only a phone call away if we needed to discuss anything. The County Arms has an excellent reputation for weddings and we had eaten there several times before and the food and service is absolutely incredible. The rooms, the gardens, the food the service and all the staff are the best you could ever ask for. Before the big day arrived we had our tasting and we have to say that the food and service was flawless and carried out to the same standards and expertise as the meal on our big day. When the big day finally arrived we pulled up to the hotel, red carpet rolled out and we were greeted by Conor and Barry and a glass of champagne. They had also been there to greet all our guests who arrived before us. The food on arrival was fantastic and the main meal was absolutely five stars. We also had an evening buffet which was a meal in itself and plenty of it. People from all over the country know of the County Arms and the excellent reputation for food and professional staff. We could not have asked for anything more of the County Arms. From the moment you come up to the beautiful Hotel to the stunning gardens, beautiful food and professional staff, it truly is a day that will never be forgotten. We did not have to worry about one single thing on our big day thanks to Conor and Barry and all the staff. The County Arms truly is the best that you can get and if you want the best of the best on your big day then The County Arms is the place to go. Thank You very much Conor and Barry and all the staff at the County Arms.

Review submitted on Mon, 30th of November, 2015
Remona & Gary
We had our Wedding 4 years ago in October in the County Arms Hotel. The food and service was top class and the Loughnane Family & staff made our day so special. Friends and family are still talking about the service to this day. I would highly recommend the County Arms Hotel to anyone who wants that

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special day to be made a dream come true.

Remona & Gary

Review submitted on Fri, 27th of November, 2015
Laura Mullins & Francis Bannon
From the minute we set foot in the door to view the hotel we were made feel very welcome. No matter what I asked of the hotel they were always at hand to help. We got married in Aug and when you arrive at the hotel you are greater at the door by the wonderful owners and a glass of bubbly, who are

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never to far away all day and don't go to bed until your last guest goes to bed not matter how early or late it is. The gardens are the next wonderful sight you see which were in amazing condition and fabulous for all your wedding photos. Which meant we went straight from the church to the hotel all our guests say us arrive and we got to spend some time with them before all our pictures were taken on the grounds of the hotel with our photographer Sinead Ni Riain. It's so much nicer to not have to stop off in difference places along the way for photos and miss out on time with your guests. We next proceeded into reception for our arrivals buffet which was amazing and so many options to choose from and be with our family and friends. We then had all our photos taken but had a band playing in the bar and our friend the amazing illusionist Steve spade to wow our guests while we could not be with them. We were then called for dinner which we had chosen the menu for at a previous date. The food was absolutely amazing. All of our guests loved the food and were delighted when the waiting staff went around with seconds and thirds. Not that you would need it but it's nice to try a bit of everything on offer. One very nice touch was that all through the meal Barry and/or Conor (the owners) would call to each table to ask your guests if all was ok! After the speeches everything was cleaned up really fast. They really do keep to the planned times of the day. Everything worked out as planned for our wedding day. The band started to play and we were all dancing the night away working up a hunger for another feast. At midnight , a parade of chefs preceeded out of the kitchen with an amazing buffet from a pig been carved before your eyes to ice cream cones. The band started up again to give us a chance to work off all the food again. After the band finished the residents bar opened for all our guests and of course a guitar appeared and a sing song started and some baskets of food came out again to keep us going. No matter how late it got the staff were still as friendly as ever. I couldn't have asked more off all the owners and staff at the County Arms . They really do go all out to help make your wedding day super special and for that I thank you all so much. I know my guests were amazed at the quality of the food and facilities at the County Arms and so was I and my husband that's why they were our no.1 choice no other hotel came close . Thanks Laura and Francis

Review submitted on Thu, 26th of November, 2015
Leona King
From the moment we met the Loughnane family at the County Arms, Birr, Co. Offaly my husband and I felt the hotel would be Our wedding venue.
No request was too big or too small and the hardworking, professional and friendly ethos which is held dear to the Loughnanes filters down to each member of

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the team there.
We had the best day of our lives and no doubt that in a big way was down to the hospitality of the County Arms Hotel.
My parents were married there forty years ago and this year my brother had his wedding reception there also.
When we attended his wedding with our newborn baby in April we received the hospitality and friendliness that we are accustomed to from the hotel staff from the year previously.
I firmly believe that irregardless of the size of your wedding the county arms will meet your needs and the bar service, culinary menu and atmosphere won't be topped by any other venue in the country.
We wish the County Arms Hotel continued good fortune in doing what they do best, giving a newly married couple the best day of their lives.
Leona King

Review submitted on Thu, 26th of November, 2015
Katrina Bradley
County Arms Hotel is an absolutely fabulous hotel for weddings. We were married in August this year and had the best day of our lives. From fantastic food to exceptional service and professionalism this hotel ticks all the right boxes. Beautiful gardens for photographs also.
Ruth Mcloughney
I recently got married in the County Arms hotel and I cannot fault the hotel. The service was excellent the meal was exquisite and the personal touch was exemplary. All our requests were carried out to perfection. We ourselves had Conor as our wedding planner. Conor was always available to us and

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made sure our day was perfect. I would also like to compliment Seamus another manager for his hard work on making our day so relaxed and enjoyable. For anyone thinking of this hotel for their wedding I would highly recommend it as it is a class above the rest .

Review submitted on Wed, 25th of November, 2015
Sharon Conneely
Myself and my husband got married Friday 20th March this year words cannot describe our day from start to finish.
I cannot thank the staff enough for there attention to detail no stone was left unturned.
Barry and Conor were always available to answer any questions that we had, and went above and

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beyond for us.
Seamus on the day was very good to us and treated us like royalty.
I cannot highly recommend this hotel enough it exceeds all expectations for your wedding day

Review submitted on Wed, 25th of November, 2015
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