Wedding Reviews for Lough Eske Castle

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 216 reviews



by Neal & Melissa Byrne
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
For a destination wedding, Simon and the team could not have made it any more stress and hassle free. We planned our wedding all the way from Australia, we had never been to Donegal or the hotel and I am so glad we chose Lough Eske! The staff were so accommodating and friendly, no job was too big.

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And the guests had the best time. I would give 10 stars if I could!
by Emma & James Mc
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Lough Eske is a beautiful hotel which is only enhanced by the people who work there. The only issue we have with our wedding is we won’t be able to ever recapture or relive the magical, perfect day that it was. Simon (Venue Co-Ordinator) is methodical, efficient and, as you soon learn, mischievous

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(in a very funny way). Without his input and guidance I doubt it would have went so well and we will be forever grateful Simon was there. Overall the staff at Lough Eske are similar to the Genie in Aladdin always willing to resolve any issues or queries that you may have. My wife has a number of allergies, which were all discussed and resolved by Lough Eske through offering alternatives and catering to her needs. People who attended the wedding were very positive about Lough Eske, the castle, the rooms, the staff and the local town which has everything you need. I would recommend anyone looking to get married in Ireland not to look any further than Lough Eske. An enchanted castle with enchanted people!
by Michael & Cathy McG
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
From our very first meeting in Lough Eske it was excellent experience. They really listened to what we wanted and we both felt so relaxed when organising our wedding. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Lough Eske our day was everything we hoped for and so much more.
by Mr & Mrs Watson
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Our May wedding at Lough Eske Castle was better than we could have imagined. The service was first-class, with our wedding co-ordinator Simon helping with any question or query. We can't thank the hotel staff enough for making our day (and weekend) so special!
by Tom & Kathy Mathias
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
We had our wedding reception in Lough Eske Castle on the 10th May 2019. The castle itself was exactly what we were looking for in terms of food, atmosphere, scenery and overall experience. As a family, we were shown sensitivity and care throughout the preparations, with nothing being too much

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trouble. The day was an absolute delight, all due to the hard work and precise organisation by Simon and his team. So many people commented how wonderful the venue was. We will always remember the day with great fondness and most definitely recommend Lough Eske Castle as a perfect castle wedding venue!
by Ray & Sharon Conneely
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Where do we begin? We just had the most fantastic, wonderful and special wedding at Lough Eske , it was everything we could have wished for - and more - we are still talking about it and reliving it and we will for years to come. The Attention Simon and Maureen gave us from the very start of our

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preparations was brilliant and second to none, ye made everything we wanted happen, the staff are just fantastic nothing was too much trouble we were looked after so well from the time we arrived on Wednesday till we left on the Friday, they attended to our ever whim, you have a very impressive, warm, welcoming and competent team at Lough Eske. You are in a different league entirely. The food was fantastic, the night before and the day of the wedding the meal was delicious.The 23rd of May is a date that will always be in our memory not just because of the wedding but the entire experience at Lough Eske thanks a million Guys ye are the best !!! Highly recommend ye
by Joan Timlin
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Lough Eske was chosen as our wedding venue after we spent a weekend in the hotel. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and professional. This continued throughout the build up to our wedding and on our special day. There is a real homely feel about this hotel. The food regardless if it is in the

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bar or the restaurant is 5 star. The food on our wedding day was of Michelin standard and highly complimented by all our guests. Simon and all the staff made our wedding day the most magical and a day enjoyed by all.
by Laura Tymon
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
We had the most magical and amazing wedding at Lough Eske Castle. It was truly a fairy tale, and we will cherish the memories for the rest of our lives. The staff was absolutely incredible, especially Simon the best wedding coordinator we could ever ask for. We look forward to returning to Lough

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Eske for many years to come.
by Nadine P
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Besides the beautiful grounds and venue we found Lough Eske amazing to deal with and they made our wedding weekend all the more special. Simon was our wedding coordinator and he was excellent from start to finish, nothing was ever a problem and he helped us throughout all the planning. He put us at

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ease and is a real asset to the venue. The staff were all so warm and welcoming to all of our guests. We couldn't have been happier with the food on the day of the wedding too. Would highly recommend to anyone getting married in or around Donegal.
by Sarah Higgins
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
The venue speaks for itself as a 5 star hotel but it is the staff that differentiate this venue from the rest. The service provided is exceptional and always in a jovial, warm and friendly way. Nothing was ever a problem for Simon, he was so flexible on things we wanted and there was never an issue.

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Other venues we looked at they were very rigid and not open to compromise. Lough Eske was the total opposite, they were open to any ideas we had. Maureen also was so lovely to deal with. Lough Eske holds a special place in our hearts and it was the best wedding decision we made.
by Lorna Loftus
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
We had the most amazing experience with our wedding in Lough Eske Castle. Simon was a dream to work with, right from the minute we booked the wedding date. He guided us in all the right directions with suppliers etc. During the wedding weekend, Every single staff member was friendly, hard working

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and made the experience so amazing. Thank you for a wonderful memory Lough Eske Castle
by Chris Flanagan
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
I can not recommend Lough Eske enough for your wedding. The castle itself is beautiful and exclusive, the grounds are perfect for pictures with the lake at the entrance also. We had our ceremony outside which was beautiful. Simon, the wedding Coordinator could not do enough for us (I had lots of

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requests). The staff were so accommodating and professional and they made the day perfect from the start until the early hours of the night. The guests at the wedding were so impressed and everyone loved the rooms- big, spacious and beautifully decorated. Again, I highly, highly recommend that all couples should consider this castle for their big day.
by Maeve Duffy
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
We had our wedding at Lough Eske and everything was perfect! Simon our wedding co-ordinator was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely professional, organised and brilliant at his job! We live in London so having someone like Simon at the other end of an email put us at ease. All the staff were

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amazing and the food was excellent. Our wedding suite was out of this world and we were treated like royalty. I would highly recommend Lough Eske as an unforgettable wedding venue!
by Oonagh & Kevin McCullagh
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Couldn’t recommend the Lough Eske highly enough. We planned our wedding from Australia and nothing was too much trouble for Simon. Simon was there to answer all of our questions and really put us at ease throughout the planning process. The food was fabulous. Lots of our guests complimented that

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they got lots of food and it was all to a top standard. The staff on the day of the wedding itself were very helpful and friendly. Overall we are so pleased we chose the Lough Eske as our wedding venue. Would highly recommend to any couples thinking of getting married there also. 5*
by The Kennedys
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Simon & Maureen made me feel totally at ease while planning the wedding day from the US. I felt that everything was organized and I had very little to worry about. When we arrived, everyone was so incredibly friendly to all our guests. The food was amazing, the setting was gorgeous and everyone had

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an exceptional weekend away. I’m so happy we chose Lough Eske for our wedding weekend. I would highly recommend for couples who want a stress free day in a wonderful setting.
by Ashlee McGirr
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
My husband and i live in Australia and found Lough Eske on a Google search for Castle's, we set a radius of 1 hour max for our guests to travel if need be. Lough Eske popped up and we fell in love with it immediately. It has history as well as plenty of accomodation for our guests. Simon, the

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wedding co-ordinator for Lough Eske was exceptional to say the least! He had answers for everything and understood our vision right from the beginning, he is a true asset to the team at Lough Eske. All of the staff were so accommodating and helpful and we had such a fantastic group or bar staff and wait staff working our wedding. We will be back on our 1 year anniversary to have a child free weekend escape.
by Rachel McDermott
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Maureen and the Lough Eske team couldn’t have been more helpful on the run up to our wedding. Everything was perfect on the day and we are so happy we choose Lough Eske as the venue for our wedding reception, it was simply amazing.
by Sarah Gogan
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Where do I start....well I think the word Perfection might begin to sum it up! From beginning to end...Lough Eske, the staff and Simon couldn't have done any more for our wedding to be perfect. The guests all commented on the food, the service, the location...they were blown away by everything.

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Personally, from a brides point of view...nothing was an issue. It was the easiest, most flawless organizing you could ever wish for. Simon Petka had me/us at ease every step of the way. He is so calm and nothing is an issue. We were treated so unbelievably well and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone thinking of getting married. I just wish we could do it all over again!
by Laura McLaughlin
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Lough eske and Simon in particular were amazing in the whole wedding process, Simon was so helpful throughout and nothing was any bother, he got us the best deals possible and made sure we were stress free and enjoyed every moment, he really did go over and above all expectation and we will never

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forget the best day of our lives! The whole staff team were unbelievable on the day, very professional, helpful and pleasant, Sarah had the team on point and was also amazing at her job, would highly recommend this stunning venue for a wedding, you will not be disappointed
by Margaret Finnegan
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
From the moment we arrived for a viewing of this fabulous hotel and meeting with Simon, wedding coordinator, we knew we were in the very best hands.This hotel is exceptional from service to accommodating any requests or needs.Nothing was too much trouble, anything we asked for was made happen and

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anything that we needed help/advice on Simon was there to help/advise without hesitation. A big thank you to Simon. We really couldn't have asked for a better day from the sun shining to drinks in the garden, the most amazing wedding meal that guests are still talking about! to the friendliest and professional staff throughout. We really had a wonderful experience and cannot wait to return.
by Anne Lappin
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Every single person at this wonderful facility are so friendly and helpful.Simon and his staff were so attentive and professional in the way they handled the needs and requests from us, nothing was ever going to be a problem. They made the day really special and the food.. oh the food was wonderful.

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Thank you Simon and crew!
by Micaela Holmes
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
Wonderful experience. We had to plan our wedding from a distance, and both Maureen and Simon (the wedding planners) were super flexible and helpful. Maureen was also present during the wedding day itself, and she was so supportive. She made me feel so at ease with everything, I could not have asked

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for more. The hotel itself and the grounds are magical, as it's all so beautiful! And the food and overall service was amazing. The place and the people really made a difference in a day that can be quite stressful. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding.
by Dearbhla & Michael Bradley
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
It's actually hard to find the right words to express how incredible the team at Lough Eske are, Simnon, Maureen and everyone else. Literally every single staff member! From the very first day we visited we knew this was the place for us. Obviously the castle itself is incredible, but the team at

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Lough Eske are like no other! Every time we visited we were greeted with a smile and an extremely warm welcome. Nothing was a problem at all. I know from friends experiences that this is not always the case with wedding venues. Michael and I could not recommend Lough Eske any more if we wanted to! You will not be disappointed... you will have the best day of your life if you chose Lough Eske Castle.
by Michelle McGee
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.
by Mairead Devine
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 :)
by Darren Duane
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
by Caroline Anderson
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.
by Andrew&Aisling McNamee
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!!
by Colin Maguire
on Thu, 30th of November, 2017
We had the most amazing wedding day at Lough Eske Castle this summer all thanks to Stephen and the fantastic staff at Lough Eske. My wife and I are so happy we chose Lough Eske Castle as are wedding venue for numerous reasons such as the staff, the service and of course the beautiful castle. Stephen

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and his team were so professional from the get go and we would highly recommend any couple to put your trust in their expertise and advice. Thank you all so much for making our big day the most perfect day imaginable. The food and service was top class, our guests are still talking about it!
Cant wait to see you all soon. Colin & Lisa xx
by Daryl Moore
on Tue, 14th of November, 2017
We had our wedding at Lough Eske on 20th October 2017 and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue. From the moment we booked the wedding to the moment we walked out the door two days after the wedding (almost 2 years) we were treated wonderfully. Stephen is the ultimate professional in

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everything he does but marries (pardon the pun) this with being very likeable and approachable. Nothing we asked for was too much trouble and he did everything he could to accommodate every request. This level of wonderful service was not just reserved to Stephen as every single member of staff in Lough Eske was of the same high standard. I would like to offer a sincere thanks and debt of gratitude to Gertz who was our point of contact on the evening of the wedding, he was absolutely superb in everything he did including when dealing with a very serious situation that arose; his calmness, composure, professionalism and discretion ensured not only a happy outcome but also minimal disruption to the wedding. The room set up was beautiful, the meal amazing and every other aspect of our day was perfect; with little added touches which complimented our theme and feel perfectly. I would recommend Lough Eske to anyone who wants the perfect fairy-tale wedding; A truly magical place complimented by truly magical staff.
by Sinead Murnaghan
on Tue, 14th of November, 2017
From when we booked our wedding in 2016, Lough Eske Castle were so helpful from start to finish they couldn’t do enough for you. Stephen was great on the day. Everything went brilliant from start to finish. He was there making sure everything was right . Everyone at the wedding was saying that the

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Castle was a lovely place the food was excellent and staff where so helpful they couldn’t do enough for you. Thank you Lough Eske for making our day so special. Sinead & Mark
by Annie Bell
on Tue, 14th of November, 2017
Our wedding day at Lough eske was more than perfect. Nowhere 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 opportunities it provided, not only at the castle itself but at the lough and surrounding grounds.

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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.
by Sally and John
on Sat, 11th of November, 2017
A big thank you from John and I for the wedding you have hosted for us. We both had a wonderful relaxed day and an awesome experience. Thank you. Your team also did a great job, the Castle was fantastic, from the Lanterns to the amazing table setting and decoration. The food was great and we wished

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the night would never end.

Thank you again x
by Candice & Jo
on Sat, 11th of November, 2017
Dear Stephen

Just a little note to say how much we appreciated your help organising our wedding. Nothing was a problem and you really did create our perfect day. Thank you to everyone at the castle!
by Kelly Sharp
on Fri, 10th of November, 2017
There are no words to describe just how grateful we are, I can tell you right now we are over the moon. You and the team were hands down the best decision we made in this whole of this wedding process, we really did have the best day and we will treasure it forever. Thank you Stephen.


by Claire Kelly
on Fri, 10th of November, 2017
Stephen helped us plan our wedding in Lough Eske Castle and our day was perfect. It was just the way we wanted it.
Stephen is amazing, his attention to detail is outstanding. he is very easy to get on with, gets things done, and had the answer for all our requests.
by Sarah Lorimer
on Tue, 7th of November, 2017
We are so very grateful for a wonderful wedding reception at Lough Eske on the 25th August 2017 and I cannot recommend this venue and the staff highly enough. We attended a wedding open day at Lough Eske and from the first moment we stepped foot on the grounds of Lough Eske we knew we wanted to get

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married there. The Castle, lake and grounds are breathtaking. It is a truly special venue. When we discovered there was a bank holiday date available 5 months later we booked the date. On our first meeting we met Stephen who was honest, friendly, warm, very professional and organised. Stephen gave us great advice and was such a great help in the organisation of our big day. We also worked closely with Caoibhe who was fantastic. Given we were organising our wedding in such a short amount of time there was a lot to do in a small amount of time. Stephen was always on the other end of the phone or email to assist us in whatever it was! With over ten years experience with the organisation of weddings he was such a great help. Our venue was never a worry for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our pre-wedding visits and tasting menus at Lough Eske. The rooms are beautiful and luxurious. Lough Eske is a five star venue with impeccable standards but with a friendliness and warmness I have never encountered elsewhere.

On the day itself we were overjoyed with the venue, food and staff. The bridal suite was AMAZING and accommodated a room full of family, friends and stylists on the morning of the wedding. The staff in particular were superb and our guests raved about the five star service. Everyone commented on the service they received, how personal it was & how they wanted for nothing. The food was out of this world - we had big numbers but every single meal was served to the same high standard.The day was professionally organised and the day flowed perfectly. Lough Eske will always be a special place for us both. Thank you Stephen and Caoibhe for our dream wedding. Sarah & Mark :)
by Kenneth&Keila Cunningham
on Tue, 24th of October, 2017
We cannot recommend Lough Eske Castle highly enough. It was our first choice of venue for our fairy-tale wedding on the 22nd of July 2017. From start to finish the food, the accommodation the overall experience was wonderful and truly 5*. We only booked 4 months in advance and everything

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appeared to be and was possible. Stephen made the planning a breeze and even facilitated some last minute requests (Caipirinhas:)/table arrangements/....), and fully appreciated the stress we may have been, and were, going through. Our sincere thanks to Stephen, the reservation staff, the restaurant and in fact everybody we came in contact with, who helped make this a magical and memorable day. Go for it - you wont regret it!
by Brian Mac Grory
on Thu, 5th of October, 2017
Lough Eske castle is the perfect venue to have a wedding. The grounds and main building are stunning, the staff are phenomenal and everything is designed to make the wedding day as stress-free as possible for the bride and groom. Probably the best aspect of the wedding there is having Stephen Bell

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as the organizer - he is at once highly organized, efficient and extremely nice and generous with his time. He was in contact with us for at least a year before the wedding and was even helpful to us after the wedding was over. We felt like we were in very good hands at all times. The castle and surrounding areas (e.g the lake) give numerous opportunities for photographs. And despite how good everything is - and despite their countless awards - the price is extremely reasonable compared with comparable venues at other locations across the country. I have no criticisms of Lough Eske Castle whatsoever and my wife and I plan to go back there many times in the future.
by Sade Akintola
on Wed, 4th of October, 2017
My husband and I got married at Lough Eske on September 9th, 2017. After meeting Caoibhe roughly 10 months before our wedding day, we knew Lough Eske was the place for us and we booked on the spot. As an Australian bride marrying her Irish prince charming, who would not want to get married at this

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beautiful Irish castle? Caoibhe was so willing to go above and beyond to make sure that every little detail was catered for! She was quick to respond to my questions and made me feel so at ease leading up to my big day, nothing was too big or too small for her to handle. Both our ceremony ad reception was at the castle and the whole day was stunning. Even though it was raining, Caoibhe and her staff made sure the day was flawless and it didn't make a difference to our day at all. Having guests from Australia, NZ, Sweden, Ireland and England, it was so important to us that they enjoyed the day too. The comments we received after the wedding were amazing, guests were just blown away. The staff are fantastic, the food is amazing, the rooms are gorgeous and the spa is to die for! The whole day was magical and I wish I could get married there again. Book at Lough Eske for your wedding day and let Caoibhe and her team take care of you so you can sit back and enjoy this world class venue on your special day - you wont regret it!
by Stephen & Shanice McAtamney
on Sun, 1st of October, 2017
We had our evening reception in July of this year (2017), Myself and my wife had an amazing day and were treated like royalty. Can not fault one thing about this venue, it is truly breathtaking and we can not wait to go back. All our family & friends loved it. The staff were amazing in every way and

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made our Wedding day and weekend so special for us. Thank you for making our Wedding Day one to remember :)
by Valentina and Aaron Doody
on Sun, 1st of October, 2017
Me and Aaron got married at Lough Eske castle in August 2017. The location is absolutely stunning and we had a pleasure to be assisted from Stephen and Caoibhe wedding coordinators. We live in Australia and it was a bit difficult for me organise my wedding from so far, they always answer quickly at

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any questions and they really look after at them clients. Amazing food and the service was fantastic on the day of the wedding. Defenitely I would reccomend Lough Eske castle as a perfect place for weddings.
by Orla and conor lynch
on Thu, 28th of September, 2017
Me and conor were married at Lough eske on sat 16th Sept 2017, i have to say we were blown away with how amazing everything was, we took a gamble on it as we came from australia to get married there as we never saw the castle before, but oh my god we just loved everything about it. Our guests raved

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about the food and service amd the rooms, they told us it was the most extravagant wedding they have ever been to, which made us even more delighted.
Stephen bell and his team are the most professional we have ever seen, he got in contact instantly when we had a question and beared in mind the time difference in Australia.
I just want to thank you again stephen for the best day of our lives you made it so easy for us to fall in love with Lough eske castle.
Orla and conor lynch
by Darren & Diane
on Thu, 28th of September, 2017
From the moment we got engaged at the stunning Lough Eske Castle we decided to have our special day there.

We cannot thank Stephen and his team enough for their exceptional service and attention to detail.

The 20th of July 2017 was the best day of our lives and we cannot wait to visit this

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stunning venue again very soon.
by Erica Diamond Scahill
on Thu, 28th of September, 2017
We had the pleasure of having our wedding in Solis Lough Eske Castle recently, to say we were blown away is an understatement. From day one, on meeting Stephen and his team we knew we were in safe hands. Nothing was ever a problem and the response was always prompt.
We organised our wedding in a 14

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month span and visited the castle regularly, every time we were greeted with a smile and the utmost service.
On our wedding weekend we felt attended to every moment for the three days we spent there. Everything ran smoothly and the food and service was second to none.
We are dighted we chose Solis Lough Eske and the venue for our special day.
by Megan and Noel Christy
on Wed, 6th of September, 2017
We celebrated our wedding in Lough Eske on 6th July 2017. We booked the wedding with Stephen Bell (wedding coordinator) in March 2015, and from the moment we met Stephen we knew that he would make our day absolutely perfect. To say that Stephen, and all the staff in the castle went beyond the call

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of duty, is an understatement. Stephen was a massive help when we needed guidance, and on the day of the wedding he was there making sure that it was perfect for us. There wasn't a single thing that we could fault during our celebrations. The food and service were outstanding, and of course the hotel (including the ballroom and bedrooms) and location are absolutely stunning. Guests and bridal party alike were treated like royalty. I would highly recommend booking this hotel to celebrate your big day as it was exceptional in every way. A massive thank you to Stephen (some boy!) and all the wonderful staff at Lough Eske!
by Leona Gallen
on Mon, 21st of August, 2017
We had our special day at the fabulous Lough Eske Castle on 3rd June 2017. We had the most amazing day at this wonderful venue, everything was perfect. From our first initial meeting with Stephen, he made us feel at ease and feel so relaxed in helping us prepare for our big day. I can't recommend

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Stephen and his team highly enough. The amazing surroundings, the wonderful service and beautiful food are all 5 star. Looking forward to coming back to this special place that holds a big place in our hearts and would highly recommend to any bride and groom looking for the perfect luxurious wedding venue. Leona & Paschal
by Tomas Gallagher
on Mon, 24th of July, 2017
We had a small wedding there at the start of June. We found the hotel very accommodating and the staff were great. The rooms, food and facilities were excellent. Overall they really contributed to a wonderful day
by Bojana Kisic
on Fri, 21st of July, 2017
Solis Lough Eske is an absolutely amazing wedding venue. We met with Stephen Bell initially to view the venue, and booked it right away. The hotel and the grounds are gorgeous, very private and tastefully built and decorated. In the 2 years between the booking and the wedding, Stephen was extremely

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helpful with all of our questions - from vendor recommendations, to room bookings, and all the little detail that brides tend to worry about. We live in the US and every time we visited Ireland (which was at least 4 times), Stephen made time to meet with us and answer any questions.

The night before the wedding, I met with Greg, the afternoon event manager, who informed me that he'd stay around until about 4 am the night of the wedding.

On the day of the wedding, Stephen and Caoimhe greeted me in the lobby early in the morning. They helped with a number of little things that came up (which I can't even recall now, but do remember seeing them multiple times before the wedding itself). We were lucky with the weather and got married on the beautiful patio outside. Immediately after the ceremony, Stephen brought us champagne, some canapés for the bridal party, and even drove us and the photographer around the grounds for our photo shoot. He was great!

Sometime after dinner Greg took over and the entire day went without a hiccup. The staff were friendly, the food was great, and tolerance for our drunk guests very high. As promised, Greg was there until the end, very much like Mr Wolf from Pulp Fiction, he cleaned up a couple of messes without a fuss. At the end of the night, we found all of the cards in the safe (they were brought up by Greg himself), our room tidied up, a couple of lights on and a greeting card from the hotel staff.

The following morning included a massage in the gorgeous hotel spa.

In summary, we felt taken care of from the very beginning and would highly recommend this venue for a weekend stay, vacation or a wedding. We will definitely be back.
by Caroline and David
on Thu, 18th of May, 2017
Lough Eske Castle is, in our opinion, the perfect place to get married. We had our wedding there in March 2017. Unfortunately, we had to do most of our planning from the USA but Stephen and the rest of the staff made this extremely easy. Since our wedding was small, our guests spent two days at

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Lough Eske, relaxing, enjoying the delicious food and chilling out at the spa. All the guests agreed that the food for the entire visit was excellent and it was a perfect backdrop for a wedding. We had our ceremony in the Presidential suite, which was perfect for our small number of guests. The staff decorated all the rooms beautifully (the ceremony, dinner and lunch venues), we just dropped our flowers off when we arrived and we didn’t have to worry about it again. All the staff were extremely accommodating to each of our guests, including giving the grandparents a tour and brief history of the castle, which they loved. Stephen knew exactly what we wanted, and everything was even better than expected. We can’t imagine ever having a more relaxed wedding day than we got at Lough Eske, and that’s not even including the couples massage arranged for us in the Spa after everything was finished. The grounds are a great location for wedding photos too.
by Ashleigh Quinn
on Mon, 15th of May, 2017
We had the most incredible wedding day at the Lough Eske Castle. Stephen was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the very start, and nothing was too much when we asked him. Especially as we were living abroad, we required his assistance on quite a few details. Stephen, Caoibhe & all the team at

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the Solis played a huge part in ensuring we had the most perfect day, for which we are extremely grateful! I cannot rate them enough!
by Emma Brown
on Fri, 12th of May, 2017
Our wedding day on April 22nd 2017 was the type of wedding day that little girls dream of!
The beautiful setting of Lough Eske, was the setting for our fairytale.
We booked Lough Eske due to their outstanding reviews, and we were not dissapointed.
Each team member at Lough Eske, everyone from the

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waitressing staff to the bar staff are outstanding in their roles. Each staff member is evidently highly trained in their roles & their warm friendly manners were much appreciated.
Stephen Bell & Caoimhe McGee - our wedding planning experts are an absolute credit to Lough Eske. What a dynamic team! Their attention to detail was impeccable & every wish was met with a smile. These are the two to have on your wedding team! No wonder Lough Eske has won so many wedding awards.
Ray & I would like to thank Stephen, Caoimhe & the staff at Lough Eske for helping us in creating such a magical wedding day!
by Camilla & Kieran McMenamin
on Thu, 11th of May, 2017
We cannot say enough good things about this spectacular venue which will forever be an incredibly special place for us.
Stephen Bell and the rest of the staff could not do enough for us to make our day perfect... I honestly think if we had asked them to paint the walls pink they would have done it!

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The food at our wedding was second to none and all our guests commented on that in disbelief. Being asked how they wanted their steak cooked on the day amidst all of the pandemonium of everyone having fun!!? The wait staff were so noticeably polite, professional and courteous.
We honestly were deeply sad when the whole experience was over... Lough Eske have so many weddings over the course of the year and ours was the fourth day in a row for them that particular week but we were never made to feel like we were just 'ANOTHER' wedding.. We could NOT have asked for more or sing your praises more highly! We can't wait to come back and reminisce about our beautiful, magical day which will be remembered always as the best day of our lives. Thank you to all of the staff at Lough Eske for making it happen for us so wonderfully. Love from Camilla and Kieran xxx
by Roy Peake
on Sat, 29th of April, 2017
Castle Eske is a really fantastic place to have a wedding. Our experience was brilliant from start to finish. The whole team (special praise for Caoibhe), was so helpful and the venue itself is stunning. The food was outstanding. My only regret is that our stay went by way too fast.
by Chris Thickett
on Sat, 25th of March, 2017

Lough Eske Castle was the most perfect venue for our wedding. The setting on the shore of Lough Eske made for some unforgettable photos. We knew from the first time we were shown around the hotel that we would be in safe hands with Caoibhe and Stephen. Their care and attention to detail was first

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class. Their recommendations for photographers, hairdressers, bands, make up artists and suppliers were first rate.

All the hotel rooms are excellent. The Bridal Suite was really nice and made for some nice photos on the morning of the wedding. In fact, the whole hotel must be a photographers dream.
Our wedding guests really enjoyed the facilities of the hotel such as the spa and walking trails around the lake.

The food was amazing at our reception and all the guests thought so too. People are still talking about the food. Each table had their own waiter and the food was cooked to order which is quite remarkable for the number of guests. Breakfast on the morning of the wedding was just what I needed for the day.

The canapés were lovely and the fish and chips in the evening were so tasty. People were quite full from all the food earlier, but they couldn't resist them they tasted so good.

All the staff at the hotel were so helpful and made our wedding so easy and enjoyable. It's a shame it went so quick. I cannot praise Stephen, Caoibhe and the hotel staff highly enough. We will be returning for future stays and it really is a special place. Thank you so much.
by Maeve Rodgers
on Sun, 29th of January, 2017
Solis Lough Eske Castle was the perfect setting for our special day. From the first meeting with our wedding coordinator Stephen we were reassured that the level of service we would receive would be of the highest standard. This certainly proved to be the case both in the run up to our wedding and

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on the day itself. The hotel was extremely accommodating to any special requests we had and nothing was ever too much trouble.
On our wedding day the attention to detail as well as the food served was outstanding and the feedback from all our guests was so positive.
We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding experience and we would highly recommend Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel for any couple wanting something extra special for their big day.
by Jacqueline Xavier
on Sat, 21st of January, 2017
A massive thank you to Stephen Bell, Caoimhe and team at Solis Lough Eske Castle. Thanks for making our wedding day on 08October 2016 unbelievable. I never thought I would have a fairytale wedding like I did. Barry and I were so impressed by the service we received from you and the team Stephen.

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Organising a wedding from overseas (Melbourne, Australia) with a 11 hour time difference is not easy. Yet your professionalism, can-do attitude and efficiency made it so easy to work with you. We had no hired wedding coordinator and that person was you. From the menu tastings to the decor, the organisation, working with suppliers and us on some of the finer details; everything was seamless and you were able to deliver the perfect tailored wedding we wanted.
The staff at the castle, from reception, to door staff and food and beverage staff, were all incredible.
We loved he food. Our choice of the beef and trout on a bed of risotto was divine and so were the entrees and dessert of sticky date. Thank you to your kitchen staff for the sumptuous meals and the recommendations on the wine that was tastefully matched to our meals.
The castle as a venue is a dream. We couldn't think of a better or more apt location especially considering the castles heritage; and Barry (and now me also) being an O'Donnell. All our guests (many travelling from far and wide) were impressed by the Castles location, surroundings and facilities. Our room was unbelievably beautiful and tastefully decorated and both Barry and I can't wait to come back and have a weekend at the castle.
Barry and I would like to wish you and the team the very best and look forward to seeing you when we next visit Donegal.
by Shannon & Andrew Conner
on Tue, 27th of December, 2016
We consider ourselves lucky to be able to say that we were married at Lough Eske Castle. From the moment we arrived, to our bittersweet departure, we were entranced by the beautiful hotel and property, the dedicated staff, and the breathtaking accommodations. Special thank you to Stephen, who

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impressed us with his attention to every detail during our wedding weekend.
by Elaine McIntyre
on Wed, 23rd of November, 2016
First of my apologies for the delay in finally getting around to writing this review about our Wedding at Lough Eske. Our Wedding was just over 7 months ago and when i still meet friends and family they are all still talking about the wonderful day they had. Everything was perfect from start to

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finish and I cannot express my gratitude to the staff as each and every one of them looked after us so well. The Castle was always our first choice for our wedding and we could not have been happier. Thank you to Simply Divine who looked after all our decor also.

by Catrina Booth
on Wed, 23rd of November, 2016
Well where to start! From our first meeting with Stephen Bell regarding our wedding reception, no request was too big and everyone was so helpful. The big day itself was exceptional from the welcome each and every one of our guests received to the excellent food. The service was first class from

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start to finish. All of our guests were blown away by how well they were looked after by all staff. On the day Caoibhe McGee was so attentive really looking after us. The food was excellent from the chocolate fountain- that all the kids adored, to the main meal itself everything was better than we could have expected. Catrina & Lee
by Amy & Ryan
on Tue, 22nd of November, 2016
Lough Eske Castle were unbelievable on the run up to and on our wedding day. The staff were always polite, helpful and couldn't do enough to make sure our day was special. The food was amazing, everyone is still talking about it and saying it was the best wedding meal they have ever had. Stephen our

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wedding co ordinator exceeded my expectations in every way possible, and is a credit to Lough Eske Castle. I have nothing but good things to say and will always be so grateful to them for making sure our wedding went without a hitch and was the best day of our lives.
by Emma & Andy
on Tue, 22nd of November, 2016
WOW ! What a fairytale day, everything and more than we could have expected ! From the moment we met Stephen Bell our wedding co coordinator, we were sure we had made the right decision. He made us feel confident and at ease at this special time in our lives. The venue is absolutely stunning, the

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food fantastic and the staff just made the day unforgettable for us and all our friends and family, they looked after us like we were in their own homes. We are so happy we chose Lough Eske for our wedding and everyone is still taking about our big day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Stephen. Emma & Andy
by Sarah & Mark
on Tue, 22nd of November, 2016
WOW!! Lough Eske Castle is just amazing. From when we initially met Stephen for a show around the hotel we were just blown away. The staff here are fantastic and so friendly and professional. Thank you Stephen for all your advice and assistance right up until the big day you really did make us and

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all our guests feel special. Cant wait to get back down in the New Year to see you all again. Love, Sarah & Mark
by Colin
on Tue, 22nd of November, 2016
Myself and my wife would like to thank Lough Eske Castle for all their help throughout our wedding planning. Everything was perfect on the day food was amazing the service was amazing. Thank you especially to Stephen for all your help you really are brilliant at your job. All of the guests are still

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talking about how great of a day it was. Thank you all so much for making our day so special.
by Dara OCeillaigh
on Tue, 22nd of November, 2016
Myself and my now wife had the most amazing wedding at Lough Eske Castle this summer. Everything was to perfection. I could not recommend enough, staff are fantastic, noting is a problem and they are constantly helping you from months beforehand and afterwards! 5 stars!
by Gráinne Thomas
on Sat, 19th of November, 2016
We just wanted to share our sheer delight at how well our big day went at Lough Eske Castle. From the initial booking, to the planning stages, to the day itself, everything went smoothly. On our wedding day we were made feel special, we were really happy with how everything was organised and how

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Stephen the Wedding Coordinator and his team managed to understand the ideas in my head and helped make them come to life. We can only imagine all the work that goes on behind the scenes.
The meal was amazing, as was the wine, thank you to the Chef and his team. All hotel staff, hotel reception, waiters, bar tenders were all friendly, attentive (but just the right amount, not over the top), helpful and upbeat! All our guest have been raving about the wonderful venue.
Stephen, is great at his job, he knows what's best, and every bride should listen to his advice! He is always good humoured and approachable and tries to make special requests happen. I thank the heavens that we had him to coordinate our big day.
We truly had the best wedding day anyone could wish for. We will be recommending Lough Eske Castle as a wedding venue, not only is it so picturesque, but the staff make dreams come true!
by Olga Mirtova
on Wed, 16th of November, 2016
We got married on September 23, 2016 at a beautiful Lough Eske Castle in Donegal. But not only the stunning venue and great food made our day so memorable, but definitely the whole Lough Eske team and especially our wedding coordinator Stephen Bell, who's attention to the details was outstanding.

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Stephen took away a lot of wedding planning pressure and made us feel relaxed and confident on the big day. Thanks again to Stephen and the team for making our special day even more special!
by Anna Flanagan
on Thu, 10th of November, 2016
Dear Stephen

I am just emailing to say thank you so much to you and all the staff at Lough Eske for all your hard work in preparing and executing our wedding reception on 15 October 2016. Everything ran like absolute clockwork, exactly as we had discussed and the food and service were amazing.

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Particular thanks for arranging the cupcakes when Barry decided to add that to his speech at the last minute!

We had the most wonderful weekend of our lives and all of our guests were incredibly complimentary of every aspect of the reception in the hotel.

Thank you for everything and all the best for the future.

Anna and Barry
by Emma Wilford
on Thu, 10th of November, 2016
Stephen, we were more than happy with everything that you and your team provided for us and all our guests. So many mentioned how wonderful the hotel was and the staff were outstanding! I think you'll be finding many of them coming back again to the area and especially to the castle.

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such a wonderful day (few days :)) and we are so very happy we chose Solis for our wedding, it really will be such a wonderful memory and everything was perfect, we couldn't say that there was anything we weren't happy with.

Thank you again so much and please thank everyone at the hotel for us. We will be back again as I'm sure you already know.

Emma & Stephen
by Irene Byrne
on Mon, 31st of October, 2016
It's almost 8 weeks since John and myself had our wedding reception in your hotel Solis Lough Eske, Co. Donegal. I've been wanting to write this review since. I wish to sincerely thank every member of staff at your hotel for everything that was done for us. From the moment we booked our wedding,

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our visits when planning, the days leading up to the wedding and the wedding day itself. Help was at hand in any way possible, nothing was ever any bother and everything that could be done was done for us.

Stephen Bell our wedding coordinator at the hotel, was just great to deal with. He looked after everything and nothing was ever a problem. I cannot thank you enough Stephen for making the whole experience just amazing, I know you deal with couples every day, you really made us feel like our wedding was the only wedding in the hotel that year. You were so professional and yet still able to have a laugh with us about certain things. A great balance, a great personality!

From the staff at the reception, booking for accommodation, staff in the bar and restaurant, wedding staff and management staff - They were so friendly and could not do enough for us - John a proud Donegal man tells me its "just how Donegal people roll"! Well if it is, ye are are credit to your county! I remember the day before the wedding going to the hotel with things to decorate the room, I was feeling a little stressed that day, the girls (I think emma and linda -Glaswegian girl?) simply took the boxes out of my hands and said dont worry, we will sort all of this for you! Girls thank you so much!

Of all the decisions that we made organising our wedding, booking Solis Lough Eske was hands down best decision that we made. We got great feed back from all our guests about the food, the service and the hotel. It was simply fabulous and I couldn't recommend it more as a venue for your wedding. I wish your hotel continued success and look forward to visiting again soon. Irene&John x
by Erin & Padraig
on Thu, 20th of 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 of 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 of 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!"

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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 of 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

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them enough. We are looking forward to returning for many anniversaries to come.
by Rachel Heywood
on Wed, 19th of 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

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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 of 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 of 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

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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. We will hopefully see you again very soon.

Lots of love,
Ben and Shahd

by Norm Connor and Nuala Donaghy
on Wed, 12th of 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

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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.

It was a pleasure to work with the entire team at Solis. From our first contact with Stephen Bell, the castle’s wedding planner, over a year ago through the many other contacts and conversations we had with him and others, everyone was so friendly, helpful and efficient in the planning of our wedding. Getting married in another country has many potential obstacles but the cooperative and professional approach all the Solis staff demonstrated made what could have been a very stressful undertaking go smoothly and without incident. In fact, it exceeded our expectations. We couldn’t be happier with this beautiful venue we chose for our wedding!

Nuala and Norm, Toronto, Canada, married on Aug. 4, 2016 at Lough Eske Castle
by Mr & Mrs Briggs
on Tue, 11th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 to Lough Eske Castle for us personally and we can not imagine getting married anywhere else. Our fairy tale wedding in a fairy tale venue.
by Rachel Wallace
on Sun, 9th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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, beautifully decorated and spacious rooms with huge bathrooms, a spa, great food and staff that are very friendly and always there to help with anything. We would thoroughly recommend Lough Eske Castle to anyone, whether it's just staying the night or planning your fairytale wedding. We've already booked to stay again this Christmas!
by Michael and Nuala Devine
on Mon, 8th of 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

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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 looked truly exceptional. The food was just sensational. Having stayed at Solis previously we knew the high standards and we've since had many guests contact us to remark on the high standard of their meals. The friendliness and warm attention of all the staff over the few days we stayed was another brilliant highlight for us. We cannot praise this venue and Stephen and his team enough. Nothing was a problem for them. We're just sorry it's all over! We absolutely chose the perfect wedding location and fantastic memories to cherish of our day. We look forward to returning to Solis over the years ahead.
by Brett M Hamilton
on Wed, 22nd of 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

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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 just two days before the wedding. Once we arrived Stephen went over all the final decisions and pulled everything off perfectly just 48 hours later. The room we stayed in was one from the original structure and was a perfect size for getting ready and just to enjoy for the four wonderful days we were there. Honestly I can't say enough great things about the Castle itself and the people that work there. Stephen and Geraldine were always smiling and helping out in any way they could and I recognize and appreciate that they went above and beyond to make our wedding and visit perfect!
by Andrea
on Thu, 12th of 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

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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 was so relaxing and the gardens and rockery are beautiful.
Stephen the wedding Co ordinator was the main jewel. He was a pleasure to work with and made all planning so easy. He kept us at ease, and anything we wanted we could have. 100% 5star
by Declan & Belinda Corr
on Mon, 9th of 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

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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 as it has so many stunning areas for photos. With it being February, for us the weather outside wasn't the best but this did not matter to us one bit as honestly, inside this hotel we had the opportunity for so many lovely scenic areas as back drops. And with it's candle lighting and cosy fires burning it created a very intimate, homely atmosphere. Dealing with Stephen the wedding coordinator was simple and stress free as we knew all was in hand. He is very good at what he does and had been very helpful to us. The beauty of Lough Eske Castle speaks for itself and needs to be experienced. 3 months on and family and friends still talk about the food, how smooth all went and how beautiful the venue is. It is definitely special. We thoroughly enjoyed the spa area to relax in after the excitement of our day. We look forward to making this (hopefully!) an annual anniversary experience to relive the fabulous wedding day we had. ***Thank you Lough Eske Castle!!***
by Garry Gilliland
on Sun, 8th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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 &

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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 of 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,

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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 our expectations. We now look back with fond memories and hear our guests telling us of what an amazing day it was. Lough Eske has that romantic, relaxing feeling that you never want to leave. We highly recommend booking your wedding at Lough Eske Castle.
by MICHAEL CONNOLLY
on Mon, 22nd of 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!

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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 was decorated for Christmas. The presidential suite was stunning. During the reception David and Anthony, in addition to other staff, ran the event with almost military style perfection. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. We couldnt recommend Lough Eske more. We and our guests were left with memories of a perfect weekend that will last for a lifetime. We are so greatful to Stephen and the entire castle staff and cant wait to return for a visit soon. Five star luxury all the way!
by Anna Doherty
on Thu, 11th of 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

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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 to make you feel special and we could not have had a more perfect, fairytale wedding day. Thank you so much to everyone at the castle, in particular Stephen, we could not have wished for a better venue or standard of service on the best day of out lives, wish we could do it all again.
by Erin Sweeney
on Wed, 18th of 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

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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 of 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

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much to ask from him. It was a dream.
by Caoimhe Mc Callen
on Wed, 18th of 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

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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 of 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 of 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

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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 of 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.

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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 to return soon.
by Sarah Anders
on Wed, 11th of 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

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and how much they enjoyed our special day.
by Tim McLoughlan
on Wed, 11th of 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

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of our minds. The day went perfectly & we cant recommend Lough Eske highly enough.
Tim
by Rose Beglan
on Wed, 11th of 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

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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 day. All of our guests are still talking about their stay and the service they received.
Stephen's attention to detail is out of this world - he thought of things we never even had on our list!!! I cannot thank Stephen and everyone else enough. I cannot wait to go back in a few weeks time for a weekend away! Thank you all again!!! xxx
by Dorothy Williams
on Wed, 11th of 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

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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 of 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.

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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 that we had. Very accessible by phone or email & always & instantaneous response, from the very beginning up until the day itself.

The day of the wedding itself was fantastic! We were greeted by Mark with a complimentary drink of our choice & then shown the wonderful ballroom that was decorated by Simply Devine from Donegal. The room was superb, everything we had asked for & more!

The entire waiting staff & bar staff were superb, accommodating to all 212 guests present & always going over & beyond to ensure the day ran with ease & efficiency! The service was second to none, polite & friendly throughout the entire day & evening. From the drinks reception to the residents bar the next morning, faultless!

As for the food, fantastic! Lough Eske's menu was excellent & lots to choose from. All of our guests were highly complimentary of the wonderful five course meal that was served as well as the wine that went along with the meal. Well worth a visit for the food alone!

Mark had left no stone unturned & was always in regular contact to reassure us & to make sure that we always had the final say on everything. To put into one word our experience of our wedding at Lough Eske, it would be amazing! Everything that we could have possibly have dreamed & the memories we will have from that day will be forever priceless
by Donal Doherty
on Thu, 5th of 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

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the meal was lovely.

Both us and our guests had the times of our lives!
by Clement Leguillon
on Thu, 5th of 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 of 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

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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 occasion that Stephen or any of the staff were to busy to discuss arrangements by phone or email and the room reservations for our guests was made simple and straight forward by Claire & Caoimhe. The quality of the food on the day & on every other occasion we visited the hotel was impeccable with any requests for alterations to the menu to suit guests noted & seen to on the day. All staff members were extremely helpful when it came to organising food or soft drinks for our daughter who at the time of our wedding was 1.5 and in need of much attention. The staff at the hotel were more than helpful in organising a babysitter for ourselves and other family members on the wedding night to allow us to continue enjoying the party after the children had gone to bed. Stephen, Donal and all of the managerial team where available throughout the day and on hand to organise the storage of decorations prior to the wedding and their swift & beautiful layout on the day. I had chosen to have my wedding makeup done by the makeup artists at the spa in the hotel who were more than happy to come to our location on the morning of the wedding to save time, Emma & Catriona did a fantastic job for myself, my mum & all the bridesmaids within an organised time frame, I thank them both & am extremely grateful to Emma for keeping me calm & collected while preparing me for the ceremony & taking care with me & my daughter as she had no problems working around my little one climbing up & down off my lap & giving me time to see to my daughter without pressure.
All round we couldn't wish for a better experience & have received many compliments from our guests on how fabulous the whole day was. The location & service was perfect & was overseen with calm & ease by Stephen Bell who was always accommodating & very kind. We will be making many trips to this beautiful homely place in the future & would highly recommend the castle as a fabulous wedding venue.
by Claire Donaghy
on Fri, 30th of 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

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unforgettable, thank you so much again.

Kind Regards
Claire and Chris
by Catherine McCauley
on Wed, 28th of 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

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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 wedding and she said the staff were excellent and kept her up to date with how the baby was doing and really made the whole experience relaxing and memorable- so thank you! They plan to return in the future they were so impressed.

Please thank the chef and rest of the team for us- everything was delicious! Everyone was so friendly and they couldn't do enough for us or our guests, we really were delighted.

We hope you are well.

Best wishes,

Cat and James
by Ciara Regan
on Wed, 28th of 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

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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 – it really made the day for us.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Lough Eske Castle as a wedding venue - we absolutely made the right decision going with them, and didn’t regret a second of it. The amount of guests who commented on the service, the staff, the food and the venue was amazing during the day and afterwards - this is what makes it all so special for us.

Thanks again to Stephen and the entire team for all their hard work, it was amazing!
Ciara and Robert
by Aine mc lean
on Mon, 26th of 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

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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 day. Oh, and we loved our newbridge silverware bride and groom gifts, such a lovely keepsake from our wedding day :-)
by Niamh Hofman
on Fri, 23rd of 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

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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 day so special.
by Claire Ryan
on Wed, 21st of 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

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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 venue for us, we thought arranging the Wedding from the UK might be tricky at times, but it went without a hitch. We wanted a woodland rustic theme and Monica delivered exactly what we asked for, thank you! We highly recommend the band Deja Groove from Sligo who were wonderful and kept us dancing all night! Les played some beautiful music on the Harp and the cake from Mocklers, yum! Our photographer Christina Brosnan features in Hello magazine this week she was fantastic, she didn’t miss a moment, and captured the castle and all of the celebrations beautifully! To everyone else, thank you for making our Wedding a day to remember! We will return to Lough Eske Castle for a mini break in the summer, see you then! With love from Mr and Mrs Ryan xx
by Lyndsey Gallagher
on Wed, 21st of 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

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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 of 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

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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 us information on recommended companies for dressing the ball room, music and even an ice cream kart.

As a creative person I wanted to design and create our own special theme and this was greatly welcomed without any restrictions. The day before the wedding we had loads of jeeps and vans bring all the trees, tree trunk slabs, lanterns etc and Anthony was straight out with the staff helping to carry everything in to a room that they had provided us for storage. We also had the space to dress the tables the night before and make the bouquets, along with extra help from the staff especially Alison.

It rained all night and the morning of the wedding and it was our dream to have our ceremony outside in the rockery; Stephen let us make the decision just an hour before the ceremony and thankfully the rain had cleared up and all staff were at hand with umbrellas just encase. They also had the ballroom prepared for plan B.

Every part of our wedding was delightful and made special by the staff and the amazing castle, we cannot thank them enough. Our guests were blown away with the kindness of staff, the exceptional food, the surroundings and they all commented how it was the best wedding they had even been to.

The staff all went out of their way to help us and made us fell like a prince and princess.
by Ciaran McGurgan
on Fri, 25th of 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 of 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

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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 made everything so easy, enjoyable, & stress free!!

Kind regards,
Kathryn & Michael

by Paul Connolly
on Mon, 14th of 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

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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 the fine detail, the nuts and bolts of organising a wedding, but he walked and talked us through the whole thing. In truth, he made what could have been a very stressful experience simple, straightforward and enjoyable. (Especially the pre-wedding food tasting. A major perk, that). Moreover, he never tried to push in to blowing cash on unnecessary extras. He asked what we wanted, and, when it came to the day, he and his team delivered in a big way.

On the day itself, Stephen's right hand man - who's name escapes me at this second - was incredibly attentive, efficient and, well, likeable. He made sure table service throughout dinner ran like clockwork, and he watched like a hawk to ensure Laura and I had everything we needed before we needed it. The food was great, too. Top-notch. (It still amazes me how they can cook so many dishes at the same time, and still deliver restaurant quality grub).

All in, it was a seamless, extremely professional operation; made even better by the waiters, waitresses and bar staff who, in the way only Donegal folk can, went about their business with a genuine warmth and no small amount of expertise.

I should mention that it rained buckets on the day. But, somehow, once we arrived at the hotel, it simply didn't matter. We had a truly amazing time.
by Nisha and Kieran McLaughlin
on Wed, 9th of 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

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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 made the right choice!! The only time Kieran and I could come to the tasting was during Easter weekend and Stephen made that happen!! He was constantly in touch and took care of every detail. We had several items shipped to Lough Eske and Stephen had it stored for us. He arranged with the chef to have special treats delivered to our guests on arrival. He also took care of arrangements with the spa and a fishing trip for Kieran and his groomsmen. When we arrived at Lough Eske a couple of days before the wedding, Stephen was there to greet us even though it was the last day of his vacation! He made sure we were all checked in and had everything we needed. Our guests were mostly from the US and UK and loved Lough Eske Castle. The rooms are large and beautiful and the service is fantastic! The bridal suite was fabulous and we were able to entertain our whole bridal party there! From the rooms we stayed in to the welcome buffet dinner, to the wedding ceremony and ballroom dinner, the weekend was perfect! The ceremony in the Rockery was magical and Stephen and his team produced a great setting both outdoors and indoors. Lough Eske Castle was a fairy tale weekend for us and we would love to do it all over again!! Thank you Stephen and the superb staff at Lough Eske Castle for a truly memorable wedding weekend!!!
by Lauren & Damien Mc Caughley
on Fri, 4th of 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

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our hearts.
Laura & Damien Mc Caughley
by Annika and Brendan Catney
on Fri, 17th of 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

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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 planning and went into the very fine details that we didn't even think about! The preparation provided for us ensured that we weren't stressed at any point leading up to, or on, our big day. The service at Lough Eske is outstanding too. Having guests coming from the US, Sweden, Germany and all over Ireland and the UK, many commented on how exceptionally friendly the staff were and how the service was the best they have ever received. This added to making our special day even better and the day flowed smoothly with no problems whatsoever. If you want to save an immense amount of time and research, we strongly recommend you choose Lough Eske Castle hotel as your wedding venue. Everything will be perfect!
by Clare Stewart
on Tue, 30th of 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

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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 names and were very friendly and professional.

Everything on the wedding day went perfectly thanks to Stephen and the catering team. We had the ceremony in the presidential suite which was stunning and then on to the ballroom for reception. Our photographs and storybook were all done on the hotel grounds and it was just stunning. Some of our guests had never been before and they were in awe of the castle and the grounds. The reception food was outstanding and as my sister was vegan, Stephen and the chef had been in contact with her to create a menu that would cater for her needs that she would enjoy. The bar staff were also amazing, special thanks to Bernard who had stayed with us until the end of the night, great barman.
The day after the wedding we also had a BBQ outside to celebrate my husbands 30th and the food was unbelievable, especially the deserts.
To all the staff at Solis Lough Eske, the biggest thank you, especially Stephen. You ensured we had the most memorable wedding 30th and 'mini moon' we could have ever wanted. We really appreciate everything you have done for us and we can't wait until the next trip back home to book in to the Castle again.
by Karen
on Tue, 16th of 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 of 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 -

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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 the other side of the room are on desert?! Well, not at Lough Eske! There's something very special about everyone being served at the same time.
5) Flexibility - Stephen was great for not being a stickler for the rules (within reason). Little things like letting us mix and match some of the menu choices really made it for us. Also if you're worried about the room being too big or too small...don't! We booked it thinking our numbers would be bigger and then i worried a little about only having half the room or it feeling really empty. Thanks to Stephen it worked out perfectly - we had 2/3 of the room open for dinner and then in the other bit the band set up during dinner and after we opened it all up...so the the party was revealed! It meant we could have our top table by the rockery but were then able to have the bar open in the room during the dancing.
6) The rooms - I would move in tomorrow if I could!! They're just out of this world!
7) The spa and pool - lots of our friends stayed for the wknd and it was fantastic to have such great facilties on site.
8) The bar - great for a casual drink around the wedding itself and fab bar food too!
We just loved everything about our time at the hotel and really enjoyed the whole experience - thanks so much to Stephen and the rest of the staff for ensuring we had the time of our lives!
by Cara Koslosky
on Thu, 28th of 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

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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 staff at the hotel couldn't have been more accommodating either, they were always pleasant, eager to engage in conversation and incredibly friendly. Bernard, one of the servers during our cocktail hour and dinner reception, was exceptionally attentive and even answered our guests questions with a "wee" history lesson on burning peat in Ireland. It was a nice surprise to have received rose petals and truffles waiting in our room after our ceremony & reception. Stephen and all of the staff at Lough Eske helped make our wedding day truly a day we will never forget. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Thankfully we can and undoubtably will return one day.
by Laura Gallagher
on Sat, 2nd of 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

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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 of 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

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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 touches which were in fact provided by hotel staff. The staff were polite, accomodating and guaranteed that everything went exactly as we hoped. It would be impossible for us to recommend Lough Eske more!
by Caitriona & Tadhg Beary
on Fri, 3rd of 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

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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 for 100 people. We didn't have the worry about a thing and completely trusted that Stephen had everything under control.

The wedding reception was better than we could ever have imagined. Stephen welcomed us with a glass of champagne and chaperoned us into the foyer, whereby we saw all of our guests mingling, enjoying the canapes, champagne & all the other delights on offer. The attention to detail from the staff was evident everywhere i.e. the table layouts, the lighting, the table service, the background music. We were served the most amazing meal, which was commented on by many of our guests. The whole evening was magical and our wedding day was followed by an equally memorable day, spending time with our family & friends, enjoying the wonderful ambience & hospitality of the Lough Eske hotel.

We would like to thank all of the staff at Lough Eske, who really helped to make our day one that we will remember forever. Stephen Bell is a consummate professional and a wonderful asset to the Lough Eske. We would highly recommend the Lough Eske hotel for any special occasion particualry a wedding; one would travel a long way before encountering a place as special as the Solis Lough Eske Castle.
by Jane Cassidy
on Mon, 2nd of 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

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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 Mark was a complete doddle too...he was very helpful in helping us work out the details, advice on what to serve, accomodtion etc first class experience! Would recommend to everyone and anyone!
by Anne Breslin
on Tue, 17th of 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

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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 of 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

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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. So how they created this experience for 210 people is really rather impressive. With each table having their own server, everyone was served at the same time, allowing the day to run smoothly and on time.

Stephen, our wedding co-ordinator was great and accommodated all of our requests. We are not sure that another hotel would have been so obliging. We had a vintage travel theme wedding and used a number of props (old suitcases, globes etc…) which we provided ourselves and very large vintage world map as our seating plan (8ft x 13ft). The seating plan was hand made by ourselves and needed to be assembled in the hotel two days before the wedding. The staff couldn't have been more helpful when we were setting everything up. Stephen, Donal (Operations Manager), Anthony (the master of cermonies for the day) and the staff went above and beyond on the day and in the weeks and months leading up to our wedding.

The real advantage this hotel has over many other hotels is it’s staff. From little things like remembering your name and what your drinking to things like their attention to detail and the effort they put in to making us and our guests feel welcome and relaxed throughout our wedding weekend.

Overall everything exceeded our expectations and it really was a fairytale wedding.
by Suzanne McCaffrey
on Tue, 25th of 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

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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 wedding planner Stephen Bell and that just confrmed we were making the right decision to have our special day there. His attention to every detail and his willingless to allow the wedding reflect us and to create a unique and personal day was done with ease, no request was too much, his management skills were exceptional. He was a pleasure to work with and i have no hestiation in recommending Stephen.
Our day was perfect from beginning to end, our guests are still talking about Lough Eske, on how amazing and friendly the staff were, the food was second to none and the overall Castle itself was outstanding. This is the place to pick for anyones special day, i have been to many weddings around Ireland and not one compares to Lough Eske, all you have to do is go up there for a visit and you will immediately fall in love with the beauty that is Lough Eske.
by orla & Pauric
on Thu, 13th of 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

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Australia. It was a great day and I hope to return to the beautiful Castle soon.
by Vanessa & Mat Mitchell
on Thu, 13th of 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

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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, everyone commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.

The hotel rooms again, were just spectacular. The breakfast buffet had alot to offer and you would definitely not go hungry.

We are so happy that we were able to have our wedding at Lough Eske Castle and we are so looking forward to coming home next year again and booking in for a couple of nights!!

5 stars from us... :)
by Colleen and Kieran Mooney
on Tue, 11th of 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

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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 the setting is beautiful.
My only wish is that we could have stayed a few days after our actual wedding to really relax and enjoy the hotel more. We intend to return on our next visit back home and spend time there.
We would thoroughly recommend the venue to other couples planning their special day. It will be the best day of your life and at Lough Eske they make it all seem so simple and easy.


by Gillian & Fergus Clinton
on Mon, 10th of 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

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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 makes you feel so welcome and nothing is a problem for him. The staff are so genuine in wanting your wedding day to be the best you could wish for and they work as a team to make sure this is possible on your big day. I could not fault one single thing about the Castle as a wedding venue because it lived up to all our expectations as a couple. Lough Eske have the highest standards from its staff, to its accommodation, to its food and not to mention the beautifully decorated ballroom on the day. This has to be Ireland's finest & best Wedding venue, you will go far to find one in its league.
by Sarah McKeown
on Sun, 9th of 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

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to book your wedding here, it is head and shoulders above any wedding we have been to.
by Fiona Owens
on Fri, 7th of 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

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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 it remains throughout your stay. The staff have the ability to tune into your mood and are not at all intrusive but there if you need them.

The rooms are fantastic with very comfortable beds (we slept in 3 rooms!) the bridal suite is simply the best. You really do feel like a princess in this hotel.

Our little dog was accommodated in the courtyard room and there was so much space to exercise him.

We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and will cherish our memories forever.
by Campbell
on Thu, 6th of 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

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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 obliging and attentive. It was nice to see so many local staff. It felt very Donegal!!

We hadn't had an opportunity to try the menu before the big day but I must say the dinner was beautiful and our family and friends very much agreed. We opted for the goats cheese, beetroot salad and there was a consensus following the starter that one may need to invest in a goat in order to enjoy such a dish again. The soup also impressed and the mains were delicious and well prepared. We can recommend the apple crumble too. Its a credit to their kitchen and catering staff that they can comfortably serve a meal of this standard to a large group of people. I've never been to a wedding or function where the food was as impressive. People are still taking about the fish and chips we had for supper.

We had the Pat Gallagher band who were excellent. They kept the dance floor in full swing for the whole night.
We really had a lovely day and I couldn't recommend it more highly.
by Donal & Orla McPhillips
on Tue, 4th of 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

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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 away - the Castle which is beautiful, the food which was stunning, and all the team who work there who are excellent and so friendly. Knowing on our special day, the Castle was our's and not shared with any other couple was important, but the quality of every element in Lough Eske was 5 star. We were looking forward to our honeymoon, but we also didn't want to leave Lough Eske. I strongly recommend any couple who are getting married to experience this, and make Lough Eske Castle their wedding venue. We will never forget it.
by Michelle & James
on Sun, 2nd of 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

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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 of 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

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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 everyone was looked after that we forgot about ourselves, but Stephen made a point of finding and bringing a tray of canapes over to us and ensuring that we had a drink in our hand at all times. It sounds simple but looking back it was a gesture that was really appreciated as we spent such a long time picking out menu details and could very easy have found ourselves missing out on actually tasting the food that we had picked.
We were made to feel very special within the hotel, being immediately served any time we went to the bar and congratulated by any member of staff we walked past. It actually felt like we had the whole run of the hotel. Of course we didnt, but we were made to feel that the day was all about us which surely is what every couple wants. To top it all off, we were upgraded to their Presidential Suite as a surprise gift from the hotel. It was stunning, to the point where we insisted on dragging half of the guests up to take a look at the room!
We would highly recommend Lough Eske to any prospective couples. It definitely has the wow factor and provided the backdrop to some beautiful wedding photos. One of the couples at our wedding loved the place so much that they flew back over from England two weeks later to enjoy a week's holiday at the hotel.
We're also planning our return stay next year...minus the big white dress and three piece suit!
by Siobhan Cronin
on Sat, 1st of 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

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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 treated like VIP's from ALL the staff with them quoting "you two are part of the Lough Eske Family now", and it really did feel like that. Nothing ever was too much bother, and this was also commented by our own personal wedding planner whom we hired who said Lough Eske really is one of the only wedding venues that the staff go over and beyond (and he has wedding's weekly all across the North & South of Ireland, so this was a big compliment). When the day arrived it was everything and much much more than we expected. All of the guests commented on the service and efficiency of the staff and said that it was like no other they have ever received. Everything ran smoothly, all of our special requests were accomodated, and the catering was out of this world. As well as this, it was lovely to have the staff whom we had got to form a close relationship from our stays at the castle be our waiters and waitresses so it was a very intimate affair of just close friends and family. It really was our dream day and we have Lough Eske to thank for that! It truly is the dream location to get married & we are already planning our next trip there at christmas, as well as easter and our anniversary next summer which sums it all up really :)
by Karen & Tom
on Fri, 31st of 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

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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 of 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

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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 are proud of where they work which just gives that extra special feeling as a guest. All staff were friendly, attentive and extremly helpful giving the experience of quality and Irish charm at the same time.

Thank you to all at Lough Eske - we would most definately recommend Lough Eske as a wedding venue.
by Shauna o'kane
on Wed, 15th of 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

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bride/grooms.
by Gemma Hughes
on Wed, 15th of 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

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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 Northern Ireland, we popped down to the venue to have our first look. Stunning! The venue, the rooms, the service, the staff and the food were all fantastic. We were very, very happy with our choice!
Lough Eske is an amazing venue and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking on planning their wedding. You are treated like royalty and the hotel rooms, food, staff and surrounding areas are unbelievable. Due to the wet December weather, we were unable to get outside for any pictures however there many nooks inside the hotel to get great pictures taken.
Our wedding guests are still talking about the venue and will definitely be back for an overnight visit. A massive thanks to all the staff that we met both in the weeks running up to the wedding and on the wedding day! You deserve all the appreciation & gratitude that you receive for the fabulous service you provided to us and our guests!
by Elaine Carlson
on Sun, 12th of 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

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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 cousin recommended Lough Eske Cstle to us.

by Karen & Patrick Linnig
on Fri, 10th of 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

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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. Everything on our wedding day was truly perfect. The day ran so smoothly and we were made to feel very special. There was never any pressure on us and when we arrived at the hotel after the church we were able to just totally relax and enjoy mingling with our guests. The set up at the hotel was everything we had asked for with attention paid to every little detail. Given the exclusive location of the hotel, there are beautiful photo opportunities both inside and outside in the extensive grounds and courtyard of the hotel so you will never be stuck even if the weather is bad. The meal was absolutely delicious and our guests still comment on the quality of the food saying it was the best they have had. The staff, as always, were just fabulous and couldn’t do enough for you. So many of our guests commented on how attentive and friendly they were. From the moment we booked our wedding with Lough Eske we knew we were in good hands and would like to give a special mention to Stephen Bell who was fantastic in helping us with all the arrangements for our special day. It was everything Stephen promised it would be, and more. The only thing we would change about our wedding day is if it could have lasted longer! It really was a true fairytale in one of the most exclusive venues in Ireland.
by Rachael McGuickin
on Thu, 9th of 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

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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 with it fixed much to Oscar’s delight! Jimmy at the bar looked after us during dinner on the Friday evening, and when we arrived back from the ceremony, all of the staff were on hand with umbrellas. At breakfast, the team had reserved an area for us and our family the morning after before we even asked. You managed to sort a copy of our wedding entrance song after I misplaced it and Donal and the banqueting team had to do some creative work with the cake on the day, which I didn't even realise because they wanted to sort it without letting me know about any issues. First class service!

The only argument at the wedding was between our guests who each said that 'their waiter/waitress' was the best in Lough Eske. I don't think I have ever heard the like of it! Please pass on our sincere thanks to Donal and the entire banqueting team were outstanding. Thank you Stephen for all your help. We would have been lost without you!

The food was absolutely amazing, the venue was stunning but the staff at Lough Eske are out of this world. Sean you should be very proud! I think it is safe to say that choosing Lough Eske for our wedding was the best decision we ever made.

We needn't have worried about the travel time for our guests either - they fell in love with the place as much as we did and I know of 5 couples who have since booked for a weekend break!
by Joanne Osullivan
on Thu, 9th of 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

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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 hotel on our behalf, they could not have been more helpful and I am sure it wasn't easy to deal with so many different people. Lough Eske were amazing, they accommodated every request we had and nothing was too much trouble.

The day itself was fantastic, the venue looked like a winter wonderland, the food was exceptional, accommodation first class, and most importantly the donegal hospitality from the staff was genuine and consistent. I know we are biased as it was our wedding day, but our guests are still talking about what a lovely time they had, and many of them have gone back on little mini breaks of their own, that is a true testament in itself. Many of our guests were not from Ireland, so we were extremely proud to have given them such warm, friendly and memorable experience - which is all down to the quality of service and unique, relaxed vibe at Lough Eske Castle.

Joanne and Finbarr O'Sullivan (wedding day 13th December 2013)
by Judith McCann
on Wed, 8th of 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

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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 wait to revisit the memories.
by Mr and Mrs Donnelly
on Mon, 6th of 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.

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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 despite these large numbers, the food and service was exemplary. Since the wedding, so many of our guests have commented on the exceptional food and service they received that day.

From our experience of Lough Eske Castle, without hesitation, we would recommend it as the perfect place to hold your wedding reception.
by Brid Heeney & Martin Maye
on Wed, 24th of 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

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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 them will return for their own personal experience. Big thank you must go to our new best friend Stephen Bell at Lough Eske Castle Hotel who coordinated and tailored our wedding so professionally. Take a bow everyone - this is what 5 STAR is all about. We hope to see you all again very soon. Brid & Martin
by Ciara and David Carrick
on Tue, 26th of 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.

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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 day and stuff we left behind.

We cannot thank all the team enough for making our day and wedding weekend so special, thank you!!
by Claire McNelis
on Fri, 22nd of 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.

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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 beautifully. The food was excellent, couldn't be faulted, and what many of our guests remarked on was how smoothly each course was served.
We returned to the castle to complete our honeymoon and again the welcome was exceptional. Members of staff greeting us along the corridors by name and we enjoyed the most delicious meal in the restaurant. We can't thank the staff enough for everything. A true Donegal welcome.
by Paula & John McCourt
on Thu, 5th of 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

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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 reserve, to all couples who are planning their wedding. Leave your wedding day in the hands of the very experienced and capable staff at Lough Eske Castle and all your expectations will be exceeded. Ours certainly were.

John & Paula McCourt
Married 5th July ‘13
by Allison
on Wed, 4th of 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

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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 experience, knowing that they would ensure that everything was perfect.

The absolute best part was the wedding coordinator, Stephen Bell. From the very start he was helpful, and continued to be great throughout the planning process - including a frantic search for a replacement priest the week before the wedding.

When we checked out the day after our wedding, we could see that the staff was setting up for another wedding, and from the decor and guests arriving, it was clear this wedding was going to be much bigger and more expensive than ours had been. Stephen was in the entrance waiting to welcome the bride and groom and making last minute preparations; but despite this, he stopped and came over to talk to us at length about our big day without any sense of rushing or making us feel second best. He was so warm and friendly. It would have been easy at such fancy location to hurry us out since our wedding was small and over, but he treated us wonderfully through the very end. True class.
by Chelsea Breslin
on Mon, 2nd of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 them. The welcoming staff, food, function room, honey moon suite, spa, the list is endless, was brilliant we felt proud that our wedding day was made perfect. A memory that not only we but our guests will never forget. Weeks after our wedding day we were still getting amazing comments from our guests about our day and the Solis Lough Eske. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone considering a wedding there. We look forward to many future weekend breaks there.

Paul and Ellen Traynor
by Elaine & Michael Crossan
on Tue, 19th of November, 2013
We got married in Solis Lough Eske Castle, 14th September 2012. We had a guest list over 200 so wanted a venue not only special to us but to our guests so the 5 star hotel was our choice. We booked our wedding one year in advance with Noreen Lyons and she was excellent, that was until she left and a

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new wedding coordinator took over. First of all we had to find out from word of mouth that she had left, which was very unprofessional for a 5 star hotel that know one had contacted us. The new wedding coordinator Mairead really did not have a clue, and for a bride and groom that was getting married in a few months this is not what you want , we had to follow up numerous times with emails an calls and this was very stressful.

Our big day arrived and we went to our reception to be greeted by nobody , then Mairead appeared with 4 glasses of champagne for a bridal party of 8 !
We had to leave our luggage up the night before , so on our wedding day i went to my honeymoon suit to freshen up to find there was no luggage, more stress we did not need. We asked her did she have the cd with the entrance music the reply we got was " its about somewhere" very unprofessional yet again. Now our food was 5 star, the waiting staff and service in the dining room was 5 star and we enjoyed our day with our family an friends. Until we woke up the next morning to find we had no towels, not something a new married couple should be ringing reception for in any hotel never mind a 5 star hotel. Now this was our experience with the hotel and i hope know one else had this, as we would have not booked this hotel if we thought our wedding experience would have been so stressful, especially when you pay for 5star.
by joanne mcloughlin
on Tue, 19th of 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 of 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

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for everything you did for us on our special day!
by Ken Golden
on Tue, 19th of 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

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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. The entire staff at the hotel deserve a special mention as they all contributed to our wedding day. We would have to recommend Solis Lough Eske Castle as the perfect venue for a wedding.

Best regards,
Laura and Ken Golden
by Emma Wasson
on Mon, 18th of 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.

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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 of 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 of 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

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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 and i notice everything. the staff here love what they do. The service was outstanding. Everyone from wait staff to the door man are impeccably trained and very professional and knowledgable. Mark and team was so attentive on the day.Little things like having a female manager get tolietries for me while i freshened up in the evening to The barman changing throughout the night and the replacement knowing what i was drinking! to the chef knowing our names at breakfast next day...incredible attention to detail. Please do not hesistate to call me if you require any more info. By far it is the best hotel experience we have ever had and luckily we had it for our wedding day! Regards Fiona + Jarlath Murphy
by Maeve & Ronan Haslette
on Sun, 17th of 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

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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 of 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

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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. We were married on Friday and stayed at the hotel with our family until Sunday and all the staff knew us and chatted with us throughout the weekend.
We could not fault the day, the weekend and the build up to the wedding.
Well done Lough Eske!

by James Brewer
on Fri, 15th of 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

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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 they always show. Our guests even comments on the beyond excellent table service during the meal, waitresses memorizing names and going out of their way.
It's bound to be a cliche but we wouldn't have changed a thing about our big day and Lough Eske Castle was a massive part of our perfect day.

James
by Tracey & Ashley Wilkin
on Fri, 15th of 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

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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 word it would have to be "magical".
Tracey & Ashley
by Kerri Wershof
on Fri, 15th of 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

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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 guests who were mainly English could raved about the level of service and just the general helpfulness of the staff and Irish hospitality.
The most amazing thing about Lough Eske Castle is, although it is in my opinion a very sophisticated venue its has not lost any charm and people are made to feel so welcome - Home from Home!
I cannot thank Lough Eske enough for maklng our day so special. We will definitely be visiting on our wedding anniversary!
by Jennifer Johnston
on Fri, 15th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 the plush, yet comfortable soundings were second to none. Nevertheless, despite these high attributes; Lough Eske's biggest asset is its staff. In summary, the best way to describe any members of staff was that of having a perfect mix of friendly and approachable (Donegal) charm with the professionalism and poise surpassing some of the best hotels in the world.
We were allocated Mr Stephen Bell as our wedding organiser in Lough Eske and from the outset we knew we were in safe hands. Despite our tsunami of emails, Stephen patiently attended to all our requests. It felt as though nothing was a problem.
As invariably is the case for most couples, ensuring your guests are happy is pivotal to your day. Many of our guests had travelled from far and wide to attend our wedding and so we wanted to ensure their efforts were rewarded. Well, the proof is in the pudding.. And many of them have booked to return!
I have often wondered if many people can say they would not change a thing about their wedding day; or that nothing went wrong...
We can say that.
Thank you Lough Eske.
by Graham Chase
on Fri, 15th of 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

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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 care of to ensure the day itself ran without any hitches whatsoever.

Stephen gave good advice and was incredibly straight at all times and you only ever got the sense that he was trying to get the best possible package for us, rather than the upselling you might experience elsewhere.

It was the small things that made it for us, from being welcomed with Champagne and some food in a quiet side room so we could relax after spending hours and hours smiling for photos to the complimentary spar treatments and the free stay on our first anniversary.

They are things that you probably wouldn't notice if they weren't there but all add to an incredible experience.

The food was superb and the guests were all impressed by Lough Eske itself, with many staying for up to three nights. You know you are in a high-quality venue but there is nothing stuffy or showy about it.

It is a beautiful setting but at the risk of repeating myself it is the staff, all polite, warm and sincere, that make it

Lots of our friends and family will be going back, as will we, and I would recommend it to anyone.
by Alma & Eugene
on Tue, 12th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 treated both us and our guests as family as opposed to hotel guests they may never see again (we are true believers in treating people as you would expect to be treated) which made us feel at ease from the moment we walked through the doors of the castle the night before our wedding until the moment we had to end our wedding weekend.
On the day, the day ran like clockwork and the only glitch encountered (not a fault of Lough Eske) was expertly managed by Stephen and team (our florist missed two Roses for our Rose Ceremony) who resolved promptly behind the scenes and without us even knowing what had happened.
Our guests have raved about the day with comments about their overall experience in Lough Eske and reference to the wonderful food delivered. The staff of Lough Eske are not always visible as they blend into the surroundings so well but as soon as you need something they are there to assist in any way they can.
On our Honeymoon we went to La Mas Candille in Mougins (5 star spa resort with Michelin star restaurant near Cannes). I have to say when comparing the two, Lough Eske came out on top in all aspects from food to customer service.
Our recommendation to anyone looking at Lough Eske as a Wedding venue (or any event) is book it as you will not get better experience anywhere in the world than here!!!
by Ailbhe
on Sun, 10th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 the wonderful staff took care of. If they see something out of place, or see that you might have forgotten a detail, they add it for you. There was no request too big. They made me feel like I was there priority and treated me like a princess.
Solis Lough Eske gave me an absolute fairytale wedding! They were always aiming to please. No request was too strange or big for them to handle. My Wedding was in Aug 2013. I felt like I had a little army of support the second I met up with Stephen Bell, the fantastic wedding coordinator. I simply left all my ideas with him, and he and the staff implemented them with perfection. The guest tables were set up just as I had requested, all the activities planned were coordinated appropriately, the food and drink were First Class and SO many of the guests commented on how brilliant the staff were. One guest even spoke about how she was dancing in her bare feet and a staff member brought her a pair of slippers on a silver platter! She was delighted, as were everyone else, especially myself.
Stephen Bell told me I'd have nothing to worry about, and I didn't. He took care of it. My wedding was in his hands and he and the Solis staff couldn't have performed better. Thank You Lough Eske!
by Jason and Nadine Cooney
on Thu, 7th of 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

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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 doing so it allowed the parents to really enjoy their day. The staff really are a credit to the castle! We would like to thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the day of our dreams!
If you or anyone you know is getting or thinking of getting married I would. definitely recommend lough eske castle you will NOT be disappointed!
Jason and Nadine Cooney got married on the 4th of July 2013 at Solis lough eske castle.
by Neasa Millar
on Thu, 7th of 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

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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 the food well it was the tip of the iceberg (Fabulous) and how well they were looked after while we were getting our photographs taken.

The rooms in the hotel were all beautiful and spacious, the honeymoon suite was out of this world, we really did feel like VIP’s. The hotel grounds provided us with the most amazing wedding photographs.
As predicted the wedding guests who didn't stay at the hotel still totally regret not doing so..
Paul & I felt so at home in the hotel, Stephen and the staff are what makes the hotel so special. Actually a few of our friends and family have been back to hotel since the wedding, my mothers friend from Glasgow came back just 2 weeks after the wedding to stay with her partner.

We cannot express how amazing this place is as a wedding venue and it deserves every award it has achieved.

We also want to thank you all for your help in providing us with local suppliers details

The Millars xx
by Lee O'Hora
on Thu, 7th of 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 of 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

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rest of our lives. Mary-Jo & Benjamin
by Gemma&Gary
on Sat, 10th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 luxury and we don't think there can be a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in any hotel in the world. Everything went according to plan on the day and we have had VERY positive feedback from all of our guests without exception. The bedrooms are stunning and we have not been in a better spa. Most importantly of all, the staff are all brilliant. From bar staff to gardeners, we found everyone very friendly, professional and nothing was ever too much trouble. They made us feel at ease from the moment we arrived and seemed to do everything they could to contribute to the success of our wedding. They also tolerated a degree of roudy behaviour which was much appreciated and contributed to a great party! Finally, special mention to Noreen who was our actual wedding organiser. We could not have asked for a more delightful, helpful, easy-going, friendly and professional person to ensure eveything went smoothly from start to finish. We cannot recommend Lough Eske Castle highly enough. It was completely flawless. Many thanks, Robbie and Louise.
by Nadine McNabb
on Fri, 11th of 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

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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 did of the Bride! and those that had booked B&B's soon lived to regret it! From the moment we arrived, I felt like a princess. The staff did everything in their power to ensure we were treated like royalty. The food was amazing - definitely worth the journey!..the best I have ever experienced at a wedding (which is great for a Bride on her wedding day). - I would say some hotels have found it difficult to present food like it in their restaurant, never mind for a banquet occasion. It wasn't just the things which Lough Eske was being paid to do which left a lifelong memory and outstanding impression, but the extra touches. Our Best Man and another guest overslept breakfast the next day (too good a time partying) and a waiter overheard their conversation about going into Donegal Town for Breakfast instead - without any prompting, the waiter asked if they would like to take a seat in the bar and he would bring them whatever they wanted for breakfast...unheard of in any other hotel! My sister and her husband found the hotel so relaxing, they literally spent the whole of the next day in the Red Room beside the Turf Fire, and as always the staff stoking the fire where polite and friendly - not crossing the fine line between friendly / polite and pestering. The night after our wedding we ate dinner in the Dining Room (approx 25 of us), Lough Eske had set our Wedding Bouquets in the centre of each table and printed bespoke menus just for us, with our names etc. My husband and I also got a surprise desert presented to us with 'Congratulations on your wedding' wrote on it. It was all these lovely little touches which made not only our day, but our entire stay at Lough Eske unforgettable. Other guests and close family members were overwhelmed by the treatment my husband and I received - particularly as Lough Eske had no real reason to care anymore - the wedding was over and paid for. I would never wish to have my wedding anywhere else and if I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing - Lough Eske proved why they have won The World’s Best Luxury Country Hotel over and over again during our Wedding Weekend.
by Mr & Mrs Emery
on Tue, 1st of 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

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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 the lovely staff at this beautiful hotel. We hope to be visiting again very soon to re-live our memories, in what is now our favourite place. Ciara & Neil Emery.
by Dianna McShane
on Mon, 17th of 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

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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 was a problem! The food was second to none - our guests are still ranting about it 4 weeks later! And what better place for all those precious photographs to be taken. I cannot praise this venue enough! Pure perfection.
by 17th september bride
on Thu, 6th of 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

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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 professional, and have everything made so easy for you. All you have to do is turn up. Kindest regards Mrs Roarty
by Sinead
on Fri, 16th of 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

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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 Solis Lough Eske for all your help and for making our day so special. Kind Regards Sinead & Glenn (12.08.11)
by Catherine McCourt
on Thu, 15th of 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

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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 is to die for and suitably decorated for a romantic atmosphere! It's the extra touches that make lough eske special. The evening after the wedding, a small party of us dined in the hotel restaurant. The hotel printed menus in our honour and sent complimentary champagne to the table. In conclusion, I would highly recommend lough eske to anyone planning their wedding and cannot wait to my next visit. Lough eske is a treasure worth finding!
by Sue O'Sullivan
on Thu, 15th of 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

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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 have to go anywhere else for Photographs, the grounds and surrounding Lough Eske are the perfect backdrop. At our menu tasting we met the Chef Gary who was happy to make some changes to suit our needs for example we wanted the steaks cut a bit thicker than at tasting and that was no problem. The wines are superb, the afters food just gorgeous, Many of our guests remarked that it was the first wedding they had attended without cocktail suasages replaced instead with fish and chips and mini burgers! delicious! Our accommodation was gorgeous, roll top bath, four poster bed, over looking the turrets of the Castle, it was the most romantic room I have ever stayed in. No one was disappointed with their room and all commented on how spacious and luxurious they were. When we arrived home from honeymoon we had a little card waitng for us congratulating us and thanking us for choosing them. We are glad we picked Lough Eske Castle for our special day and would like to sincerely thank them for everything they did in helping us create the perfect day Sue & David
by colm lavery
on Sat, 10th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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 of 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

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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 tell us it's the best wedding they had ever attended just confirmed our excellent choice of venue. Mr mrs hillan Music for me !!
by Karen Cooke
on Mon, 5th of 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 of 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

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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 of 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

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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 met but exceeded all of our expectations. If we had to do it all over again, we would pick Solis Lough Eske Castle over and over, again and again. In the meantime we are planning our return trip :)
by Christina Blaney
on Tue, 9th of 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

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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 to go back!
by Selina Gartland
on Mon, 8th of 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

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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 or thank the staff enoigh for helping us have a truly special day. We will surely be back again and again. Our favourite spot- Thank you. Selina and Robert. Married in Solis Lough Eske, Saturday July 30 2011.
by Ciara Roseblade
on Mon, 1st of 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

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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 the service was excellent. We had the most amazing day and could not rate it highly enough, looking forward to going back to celebrate our anniversary!
by McDowell
on Sat, 30th of 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 of 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 of 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

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of the rooms. All in all, it was a perfect venue for a perfect day. Thanks Enda & Lana
by Rachel
on Mon, 25th of 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

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personal touch. This is one of the world's most picturesque and romantic settings. Wesley and Rachel
by Joanne McLoughlin
on Mon, 25th of 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

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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 of 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

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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 of 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

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amazing food esp the breakfast.. thank you again for everything xx
by Louise & Mark
on Sat, 23rd of 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

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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 several times before our wedding and will continue to stay here as its such a special place. We researched many venues before selecting lough eske but once we found it we stopped looking as it is the most amazing venue ever for a wedding and we highly recommend it!
by Simon Raby
on Sat, 23rd of 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

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in the future. Dr Simon and Emma Raby Oxfordshire
by Kelley
on Sat, 23rd of 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

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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.
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