Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle

5 Star Hotel
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Donegal Town, Donegal
LOUGH ESKE CASTLE, steeped in history and set in 43 acres of magnificent forest woodland on the shores of Lough Eske is the ideal venue for a truly memorable wedding. Step into a world of relaxed elegance, combined with extraordinary five star service.


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. The staff are constantly but discretely helping you and your guests. They made me feel like I was there priority and treated me like a princess.They gave me an absolute fairytale wedding, always aiming to please. No request was too strange or big for them to handle.

Breanna and Stephen

Step into the award winning wedding venue that is Lough Eske Castle, and you step into an imposing Tudor Baronial castle, lavishly refurbished in 2007 and extended to create the modern comforts and graceful luxury of a world class boutique hotel .  With stunning views amidst humdreds of acres of unspoilt woodlands, the landscape is as magnificent as the hotel itself.

The castle is a mere 5km from bustling Donegal Town and close to beautiful beaches, top golf courses, and some of the best surfing in the world. You can dine on seasonal and regional specialities in our superb restaurant.  Relax in the spa.  Take a dip in the pool.  Or, meet for drinks in our clubby Gallery Bar.

Lough Eske Catle’s 97 guestrooms and suites incude a Presidential Suite, Garden Suites, Courtyard Guestrooms, Deluxe Guestrooms, Cedars Restaurant, Gallery Bar, Oak Bar, Drawing Rooms & Lobby Lounge.  Spa features 8 treatment suites including two couples’ suites, a manicure, pedicure room and a thermal suite with hot bench, steam sauna, luxury showers, a relaxation area with designer loungers facing into the courtyard, a 12m swimming pool with glass atrium and a fully equipped fitness centre.

To arrange a show around of this wedding venue, simply select a date above and fill out the Enquiry Form and a member of the venue staff will get back to you within 24 hours or alternatively, contact simon.petka@lougheskecastlehotel.com.

Venue Type

  • Castle
  • Hotel


  • Classic


  • Civil License
  • Spa

Meet the Dream Maker

Simon Petka
Wedding Co-ordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 193 reviews
on Thu, 19th of April, 2018
The words I write here will never be enough to say thank you to Stephen Bell (wedding coordinator) and all the staff at Lough Eske Castle for making my wedding dreams come true.
Stephen was always available to give advice, support, and his great sense of humour got me through the stress days.

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Everyone at the hotel was so professional throughout. Nothing was too much for them, they will make sure your day is perfect. I stayed the night before and every member of staff made this so special for me.
I could write pages... All I will say is if you are considering Lough Eske Castle, please book it you will not be disappointed I promise.
on Fri, 26th of January, 2018
We couldn't have chosen a better venue for our wedding last year! Having stayed at the hotel on a number of occasions before including a few weddings, we always said when we got married this would be the place - and we are so glad we did!! Everything was absolutely perfect. Our main reason for

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choosing the Lough Eske was the staff, who are always so polite and cant do enough for you, nothing is any trouble and more importantly it is genuine and not forced like in many other places.

From the minute we contacted Stephen about having our wedding there everything was perfect. We didn't have to worry about a thing and never felt stressed at all like I know so many people preparing for a wedding do lol Stephen and all the staff took such great care of us from the first day we went to visit the castle, the menu tasting, the weeks and days before the wedding and especially on the day. Our guests all commented on beautiful everything was and how great the staff were from the minute they arrived to they left the next day - the wedding team, servers, barmen, front desk, concierge and the staff in the breakfast room the next morning (the breakfasts are unreal lol)

We really couldn't have asked for anything more for our wedding and would recommend this hotel to anyone, it really is the most perfect place for the most perfect day which is made even better by the amazing staff! Thank you so much to Stephen and all the team, we can't wait to our next visit :)
on Mon, 8th of January, 2018
Words cannot nor never will describe the absolute brilliance that the team Lough Eske showed us throughout or journey. We asked them to keep our wedding a secret and till the last minute they didn't disappoint us. Im sure you will receive hundreds of reviews, but in all my years attending weddings

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ive never seen such excellence, Stephen & his team deserves every accolade that they receive, a true gentleman who is at the absolute top of his game, and all these comments were just towards the lead up to our day, as for the day itself - a day ill never forget and one that was filled with nothing but fun, joy and happiness and of total relaxation, food was superb beyond our expectations, the way they converted seamlessly from a wedding ceremony to a dinner reception was a credit to all the highly skilled staff. I could write for hours about just how wonderful our experience was and till the day i die i am forever grateful for all they done for us - a truly magical place
on Tue, 12th of December, 2017
We were very happy with the service we received at Lough Eske for our wedding in October 2017. We booked the wedding from Australia and Stephen made everything very easy and accessible. The team, Stephen and Caoimhe kept in constant contact with us and made the whole experience very enjoyable and

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stress free.
As the wedding came closer and we started to think of silly questions, Stephen was always there to answer them and to put our minds at ease! And nothing was too much to ask, the hotel and Stephen were extremely accommodating about any requests we had.
The day was perfect in every way and this was thanks to the preparation and attention to detail of Stephen and his team. The setting, the ballroom, the food were all spectacular and a special mention to Gurt, from the banqueting team for ensuring the guests were happy throughout the meal.
We are already looking forward to returning to this special place for our first anniversary.
on Mon, 11th of December, 2017
I'm not sure where to start.... from start to finish our wedding day could not have gone any better with Lough Eske Castle. Stephen and his team had EVERYTHING arranged down to a tee!! First meeting with Stephen he showed us around the hotel and went through the packages available for an October

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wedding. We were hooked on the hotel. The room, the staff, the scenery. It has everything. Attention to detail was second to none on the big day and nothing was too much for the hotel or staff. The room was just perfect, we used a company "Simply Devine weddings" to do our centre pieces as I had a style in mind, a more rustic theme. It was just amazing, the room looked just amazing! Everything ran on time with no hiccups or delays and to this day everyone is still raving about the steaks they had and how well they were cooked! To perfection!
I can't thank the team at Lough Eske anymore as it was just perfect from start to finish and we enjoyed ourselves so much! So glad we chose this hotel! Thank you again!!

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