Wedding Reviews for Markree Castle

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 90 reviews

by Grainne Kent
on Sat, 28th of December, 2019
From the moment we got engaged and started to plan our wedding day we were both in agreement that we wanted to give all the special people in our lives a special treat and ensure they were wined and dined for the day. We initially began our wedding venue hunt ruling out Markree as an option as one

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of our best friends had their wedding there and we wanted to do something different, however after travelling around the West of Ireland looking at venues we soon realised nothing was going to compare to Markree, and we were blessed to have a dream wedding venue on our doorstep in beautiful Sligo.
One of the most unique aspects about Markree compared to other venues was the team, and the fact that you could do so many personalised touches to make the venue yours on the day. Nothing we suggested was a problem for the team, and they were so accommodating to all our random ideas. On the day our guests were blown away but the venue, the overall experience was compared as something out of a Holywood movie! Everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish.
It amazed us both as the bride and groom how the staff made us feel like we were so important in the lead up and on the day when they have so many other weddings happening. A highlight of the day was definitely our first dance outside in the courtyard underneath the fairy lights and stars which was break-taking. We could have travelled anywhere in the world for our wedding day and I truly believe nothing could have compared to the experience we and our guests had.

Review submitted on Mon, 6th of April, 2020
by Dee Walsh
on Thu, 31st of October, 2019
We had the most amazing Halloween wedding in Markree Castle. The venue is stunning that goes without saying. The castle is breathtaking day and night. However, Deirdre Nicholas and the rest of the team are what really makes it so special. While there we were made feel like we owned the castle. The

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food was so amazing all our guests commented on it and every tiny detail was taken care of. Our little dog Belle stole the show on the day and the staff spoilt her rotten, she had the run of the place. We would highly recommend Markree and all its amazing team! We are sorry this took so long to be written but we came back from honeymoon with a little surprise of our own and have been busy getting ready for the unexpected arrival. We hope to get back to Markree sometime in the future to relive the amazing time we had.

Review submitted on Sun, 16th of February, 2020
by Clare Flaherty
on Fri, 6th of December, 2019
We got married in Markree Castle in December 2019. One word – Magical.
Beautiful setting, amazing food, outstanding staff and service.
Our experience was amazing from the first moment we met Deirdre and the team.
If you want a fairy-tale castle venue like no other Markree Castle is the venue

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for you. We can’t recommend it enough.

Review submitted on Sun, 16th of February, 2020
by Amy Kahlout
on Sat, 3rd of August, 2019
We got married here in August 2019 and I cannot praise Deirdre, Nicholas and the whole team highly enough. The whole experience was amazing, they went above and beyond to make the day perfect for us. The castle is like staying in a 5 star hotel, the standard of rooms and amenities are exemplary. The

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food was fantastic and we literally had no complaints from any guest, people were blown away by the castle and team. We can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you so much, if we could do it all over again we would!!

Review submitted on Fri, 7th of February, 2020
by Roisin O Reilly
on Sat, 2nd of November, 2019
Deirdre, Nicholas and all the team at Markree ensured we had our perfect wedding weekend in this beautiful castle. Planning the weekend was made simple with the help of Deirdre's expertise and helpful manner and it was always a joy visiting the castle when we needed to! The day ran without a hitch,

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our guests were blown away by the standard of the food and we couldn't have been happier with the service. The entertainment area downstairs was perfect for dancing the night away and lots of quiter spaces for people to have a catch up too! It rained all day but thankfully, we were able to get beautiful photos in the castle and in sheltered areas in the grounds. We had our second day celebrations in Markree also and we all felt that having that extra night was invaluable to really soak up the castle vibes and enjoy our stay.

Review submitted on Tue, 4th of February, 2020
by Séona & David
on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
We had our wedding at Markree Castle on 28/11/2019. All we can say is that everything was spectacular! Nicholas, Deirdre, Alex, Emer and the team were incredibly professional and friendly and couldn’t do enough for you! There are very few words to describe how wonderful everyone at Markree Castle

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is! They made the whole wedding planning process so easy and kept surprising us on the day with little details. Our guests keep saying how wonderful Markree Castle is and how wonderful the staff are. We can not recommend Markree Castle enough! Please get in touch with them if you’re considering getting married there! They will help make your day so so special and certainly not one to forget. Thank you to all the team at Markree!

Review submitted on Tue, 10th of December, 2019
by Lydia Reddy
on Thu, 3rd of October, 2019
Markree Castle was the first and last venue we considered. Everything about the castle has the wow factor. Prior to the wedding day we were invited to a tasting day to help us select the menu. There was so much choice but not too much as to overwhelm you. We took a tour of the rooms and were able to

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allocate them to the guests that were staying in the castle on the night. Nicholas and Deirdre Ryan are the coordinators in Markree Castle. Deirdre met with me several times to discuss my ideas and how she could help make them work.
On the day of the wedding I had no worries. Deirdre and my wedding planner Nicole Cosgrove worked seamlessly together to make sure EVERYTHING was in place. Really, I cant stress this enough, the staff at Markree were exceptional. From decoration details, vendor organisation, guest management, flower deliveries, food for the wedding parties and the meal on the day. Wow, just wow.
We had our wedding on a Thursday and we have no regrets. We had a slightly lower price than if we had it at the weekend which is always a bonus. The entire wedding party got ready in Markree Castle and we had our ceremony in the chapel on site. Everything was so convenient. Best of all, our dog Nova was given free reign around the castle and was allowed stay with us for the night.
We highly recommend Markree Castle as a venue and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone there for making our day so magical.

Review submitted on Thu, 5th of December, 2019
by Sinead & Chris
on Sun, 6th of October, 2019
To everyone at Markree Castle. Thank you so much for making our wedding so incredible. We had the most amazing weekend and are still on a high from it. It is such a special venue, particularly because of all the hard work from all of your team – which we appreciated.
by Molly & Ross
on Thu, 19th of September, 2019
The best food you can ever imagine. The best service you can imagine, the most magical wedding venue. We planned from the U.S and it was easy and amazing. We could not recommend this location more.
by Rehka & Ronan
on Fri, 6th of September, 2019
The Markree team made our day truly special. They really provide the bespoke experience. Nothing was ever too much and the high level of experience and professionalism from all the crew at Markree really made the difference on the wedding day! The castle and grounds speak for themselves, and the

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food was exceptional!

Review submitted on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
by Annie & Conor
on Sun, 18th of August, 2019
The venue is stunning and all our guests are still talking about how amazing it was to stay in such a gorgeous castle. Also, the staff was so kind and accommodating to us and our guests throughout the whole weekend. We're glad we decided to have our wedding at Markree Castle and would do it all

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again in a heartbeat.

Review submitted on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
by Louise & David
on Sat, 7th of September, 2019
Dear Nicholas & Deirdre, Myself & David would like to thank you and the team at Markree Castle for making our wedding such a beautiful and memorable day. Your attention to detail and unbelievable service was second to none and made us feel incredibly special. You were so helpful and accommodating in

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the build-up, for which we are very grateful. We are both so delighted that we chose Markree Castle and hope to visit again very soon.

Review submitted on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
by Joyce & John
on Mon, 1st of July, 2019
Magical Markree Castle, the Fairytale Wedding Venue. Choose this amazing venue and your dreams of a fantastic wedding day will come true. Everyone at Markree Castle will go the extra mile to ensure you have a day that you and your guests will never forget for all the right reasons. From the booking

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experience to familiarisation with the spectacular surroundings and facilities this Castle offers. Enjoy your wedding ceremony in the beautiful Chapel, be awed by the excellent food choices and be assured the friendly and diligent staff will ensure that your every need is met. You don't need to think twice about making Markree Castle your choice of venue for your special day. John and I were privileged to have our Wedding at Markree Castle in July and will never forget the efforts of everyone at Markree in making our day so special, especially Deirdre for coordinating all of the arrangements, Nicholas for overseeing the smooth running of the day including ensuring that John and I had some time out just when needed, Alex and the reception team in ensuring the smooth booking procedure and comfort of our guests who stayed at the castle, the Chef and the kitchen team for the constant stream of amazing food, housekeeping for ensuring that every room was ready and immaculate in time for guests arriving and everyone else at the Castle for ensuring we had a fabulous day. We would highly recommend Markree Castle.

Review submitted on Thu, 28th of November, 2019
by Oonagh & Barry
on Sat, 12th of January, 2019
Deirdre, Nicholas and all the staff at Markree Castle. Just a token of appreciation to each and every one of you for making us and all our guests feel so at ease. The day couldn’t have been any better. Thanks for all your hard work with super smiles all the time.
by Mairead & Justin
on Sat, 17th of November, 2018
We would both like to thank you most sincerely for making our wedding day so special in November 2018. Markree Castle is a fantastic venue but your attention to detail The brilliant team allowed the day to flow seamlessly. Agi & all of the staff were so attentive, friendly & professional. So many of

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our guests have remarked on how they couldn't find a fault with any aspect of the day. Our only regret is that we didn't get to spend more time appreciating the Castle on the day.

Review submitted on Wed, 27th of November, 2019
by Emily & Dan
on Fri, 7th of December, 2018
I could not leave it any longer to leave a review. Wow!! This is probably the only word that we can use to describe our wedding experience at Markree.
We honestly could not recommend this place highly enough. From the minute we viewed this venue all the way to the day after our wedding, we cannot

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fault the service we received. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Deirdre was fantastic and very efficient in answering our queries and getting back to our emails. Although we both live in Scotland, we found the planning and organisation of our wedding relatively effortless due to this. Nothing was ever too much to ask!! The day before our wedding and the day of our wedding, Nicholas co-ordinated the whole set up and running of the day making the whole process smooth and what we deem to be perfect.
I have to compliment the waiting staff and bar staff for their amazing warmth and service on the day. We had quite a few comments from our guests describing the impeccable service they received. There were also many comments about the skill of the cocktail making and shot pouring in the bar area.
The food was second to none. Although I may be slightly bias, I honestly think this was the best wedding food I have ever had. I must also mention the house red which also went down a treat.
Thanks again for making our wedding day everything we imagined it would be and quite frankly the best weekend of our lives.

Review submitted on Wed, 27th of November, 2019
by Nicholai & Chris
on Thu, 8th of November, 2018
Well Wow Wow Wow was the first words that every single one of my wedding guests said the whole way through the day and the next morning, and still say even months later. Both myself & Chris had the best day of our lives and that is saying something after being together for 26 years and waiting to

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find the perfect place and we did - perfect in every single detail. Having fallen in love with the castle when we returned to live in Ireland in 2000, we always came for family occasions to celebrate here and when I heard the castle was for sale my dreams of getting married here one day we're lost. I heard a family who own other hotels had bought it and at first I thought they would ruin it but I was so wrong instead they took it apart piece by piece and put it back together so it will stand proud for another 500 years. A truly Magical Authentic Castle in which to remember your special day forever, Amazing Team Agi & Patricia & all who worked on the day. The food was first class both on the day and the wedding breakfast the next day. I know I have gone on a bit but I would say so much more if I could. If you really do want to feel like King & Queen of your castle then make this yours for the day. Thank you guys you are all amazing.

Review submitted on Wed, 27th of November, 2019
by Aubrey & Liam
on Fri, 8th of November, 2019
I wanted to thank you all with a special thanks to Nicholas and Alex, all our guests commented on your wonderful and friendly staff, and of course the castle itself they were blown away by it and Roisin- she was a hit!! I wanted to say a huge thanks for all your help, it was the most special 2 days.

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Delighted to hear Markree will be opening in the spring we will look forward to coming back.

Review submitted on Wed, 27th of November, 2019
by Aisling & Conor
on Sat, 22nd of December, 2018
We got married in December 2018 and had an absolute blast! Teresa and the team were very attentive and helped make the day a huge success. We went for the seafood platter, winter veggie soup, salmon, beef filet and berry crumble and had no complaints. I would suggest you explore the grounds as much

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as possible in the am and pre plan photos in advance of the day as the day goes so fast and you can miss out on some shots that you wanted. Overall I would definitely recommend Markree!!

Review submitted on Wed, 27th of November, 2019
by Chyann & Jimmy
on Fri, 15th of March, 2019
Bringing 80 Americans to Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day weekend seems like a daunting task. It wasn’t. The staff at Markree made it all so simple. From our first meeting with the wedding coordinator, through the year of planning, up until we all left the castle, everything was seamless. Not a day

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goes by that a guest or a friend who just sees a picture is blown away by the beauty of the venue. We loved our experience with Markree. I want to go back and get married every year!

Review submitted on Mon, 25th of November, 2019
by Darragh & Ruth
on Thu, 25th of October, 2018
Myself and my wife had our wedding here at the end of October. From the moment we drove down the driveway we knew that Markree was the place for our wedding. The Markree team were great support throughout the wedding organisation and were extremely accommodating from our first meeting.
The venue

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itself is amazing and all our guests were extremely impressed with the castle, the guest rooms and the food. Would definitely recommend Markree Castle to a friend and am hoping to be invited someone else's wedding there in the near future!

Review submitted on Thu, 21st of November, 2019
by Colette & Sean
on Fri, 28th of September, 2018
Sean and I had our wedding here in September. It was fantastic from start to finish. Everything was amazing. The staff are wonderful, The food was amazing, what a brilliant chef. I cannot recommend this beautiful gem of a place enough, our guests keep telling us how amazing their stay was. We will

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always remember our wedding day as being so special, Thank you to all the staff for a truly magical experience. We will be back to visit. We have stayed in so many fabulous castles around Ireland and this is definitely 5 star and the best.

Review submitted on Thu, 21st of November, 2019
by Sinead Foley
on Wed, 25th of September, 2019
Absolutely fabulous castle venue. Rooms were amazing and Deirdre the coordinator was excellent. Nothing was too much for her. The chef is amazing using simply good food without too many additions a quality in my opinion. Good produce speaks for itself. Stayed 2 nights and would have loved to stay

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for longer. I could not recommend this venue for your wedding enough. Thank you to all at Markree for everything.

Review submitted on Thu, 21st of November, 2019
by Paul McSharry
on Thu, 22nd of November, 2018
I celebrated my wedding at Markree Castle last November. It was an absolutely amazing experience from start to finish!! Whilst I am from Sligo, I live in California so planning a wedding from 6000 miles away was a daunting idea. I needn't have worried, as Nicholas, Deirdre and the team were

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fantastic throughout the whole process and the big day went off better than I could have possibly imagined. From the smallest details to the decor and the incredible food, it really was just magical. I cannot recommend it enough and I would encourage anyone looking for the perfect venue in such an idyllic setting to look no further. We were even blessed with glorious sunshine for the whole time, which was my only worry for a winter wedding in the West of Ireland. I may be slightly biased, but it was the best wedding I've ever been to!
Thanks again guys, you really outdid yourselves!!

Review submitted on Thu, 21st of November, 2019
by Caroline & Declan
on Fri, 4th of October, 2019
We could not recommend Markree Castle highly enough. Deirdre, Nicholas and the entire team were a pleasure to deal with. We landed up to them in January with no idea of when we wanted to get married, how many people, whether we wanted our ceremony on site or anything else about planning a wedding

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other than knowing without a doubt we loved the castle and had to have our reception there. They were so so helpful meeting us several times, sharing ideas, supplier lists, helping us plan the timing of events throughout the day, numerous questions answered while never putting us under any pressure - nothing was too much trouble for them. We were also lucky enough to attend the first food tasting just before our wedding menu had to be chosen which was a great help when making those all important choices and I can say on the day itself our wedding food was just amazing, our guests are still raving about the venue and the food. The lovely Roisin (their Irish wolfhound) was a complete charmer too posing for photos with our guests - be sure to find her if you visit. So in summary, Markree Castle, the venue, the food and the amazing staff made our dream wedding come true - you won’t be disappointed.

Review submitted on Fri, 15th of November, 2019
by Ciara & Mike
on Sat, 8th of December, 2018
We got married in Markree in December 2018 and we had the most amazing day. The castle is absolutely stunning and all the staff were brilliant, made the planning so easy and took the stress out of everything. I lost count of the number of people who said it was the best wedding venue they have been

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to. I couldn't recommend Markree Castle highly enough - the food, venue, staff, accommodation, chapel are fabulous.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Carol & Mark
on Fri, 17th of May, 2019
To Deirdre, Nicholas and all the staff at Markree Castle.
We don’t know where to begin to start to thank you for giving us the most wonderful wedding day we could ever have imagined.
All your help and professionalism in the lead up to the wedding was just brilliant and it took away all the

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stress and ensured we were able to enjoy the build up.
The day itself was just magical, with the venue, outdoor ceremony setup and food all fantastic.
Since the wedding so many of our friends and family have said to us how friendly, wonderful and helpful the staff were and it can’t be underestimated just how much that feeds through to the atmosphere at a wedding. The staff at Markree are a credit.
It has been nothing but a pleasure dealing with ye over the past number of months and we can’t wait to return to stay in the castle for a few nights!
Again thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful day and happy memories.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Sharon & Alan
on Sat, 15th of June, 2019
Where do I start?! From the moment we set foot in Markree Castle we were blown away by its beauty and old world charm. We knew straight away it was the venue for us.
From the jaw dropping entrance to every beautiful room throughout the castle, it really feels like you are transported back in

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It has been carefully restored to a very high standard, the attention to detail is second to none and the service certainly matches this.
We dealt with Deirdre and Nicholas throughout the planning process and they couldn't have been more helpful. They really ensured our guests and ourselves were well looked after over the whole weekend.
The food, wine, and service was exceptional and our guests are still talking about the beef fillet.
We had the entire castle to ourselves for two days and we really felt at home.
Thanks to the entire team at Markree Castle for making our wedding weekend so special. It really was a dream come true, and we cannot wait to return soon.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Mary Flynn
on Fri, 9th of August, 2019
We could not have chosen better. From the moment the beautiful castle appeared in view as we made our way along the long avenue, we knew this was a very special place.

Every detail of our wedding was given great attention by Deirdre and Nicolas. Organising a wedding from abroad is not easy, but

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they made it so. Nothing was a problem. They provided us with everything we needed to plan our celebration, supplier lists, accommodation and rooming lists for the castle and detailed menu options for full two days. They gave us endless valuable advice all designed to make our lives easier. I found them both to be very responsive, always calling back or responding via email immediately. But most of all they were very relaxed and are clearly real professionals.

An important aspect of the celebration for us was the food. Everything from the canapés to the meal to the evening food was beautiful. Truly high quality menus using mostly local ingredients, served at top restaurant quality. It was truly a wonderful dining experience. Most of all I was very impressed by the service and the efficient staff - each table was served with military precision so every guest received their meal at the same time. This really impressed our guests - we all know what it’s like to have to wait for others to get their food while yours goes cold.

There are so many aspects to Markree castle that we loved. The venue itself is top notch. The food and general organisation of all the different elements were excellent. But most impressive and very much appreciated by us was the flexibility that Deirdre and the whole team provided us. Having researched many other venues Markree stood out from others in this regard. This is a fantastic venue which will provide the perfect experience for any bride and groom and their families and friends.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Ailish & Tristan
on Fri, 12th of July, 2019
We had our wedding here in July 2019, and my only regret is that we can't do it again!

We could not have chosen a better venue than Markree. We booked it for the beautiful location and amazing venue, but what ended up making the day so special was the incredible quality of service. Deirdre,

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Nicholas & their team are absolute professionals: Whether they are helping you achieve your dream of an outdoor ceremony (not always easy in the West of Ireland), or making sure a nervous best man knows where to stand and what to say, they made our day flow effortlessly.

We planned it from abroad in less than a year, but it was absolutely painless, because of their expertise.

The quality of the food deserves a mention - we have had a lot of comments saying that it was the best wedding food people have ever had, or that it was restaurant quality food.

Thank you a million times for the gift you have given us - we will cherish our memories of love and happiness in Markree forever.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Caroline Feely
on Sat, 27th of July, 2019
Beautiful venue in a fantastic setting. Wedding co-ordinators were flexible, helpful and responded quickly to emails and queries. Food was delicious and service on the day was excellent. All staff in the venue were of high standard.
by Dean Reddy
on Thu, 3rd of October, 2019
All I can say is if you want your dream wedding, it has to be at Markree Castle in Sligo. The staff, the venue and the location were all amazing - all the different rooms, your guests will be stunned. The food was 10/10 and the staff worked so hard they treat u like royalty. Everyone that came to

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our wedding said it was the best wedding they were ever at and that was down to the team at Markree Castle!!!

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Orla McGowan
on Fri, 2nd of August, 2019
We had an amazing wedding day at Markree Castle, filled with wonderful memories we will treasure forever. The food and service were excellent. Many of our guests commented on the excellent standard of both and how helpful and efficient the staff were throughout the day. We were planning our wedding

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from abroad and the support and guidance we received in the lead-up and throughout the day was excellent. We got married in the unique on-site chapel, our drinks reception and first dance were outside in the gardens, both areas allowed us to capture beautiful photographs at day and night time. Nicholas and Deirdre are professional, accommodating, friendly and efficient. Their calming and joyful demeanour made our wedding experience at Markree wonderful. Markree Castle is truly a magical venue that captured our hearts and delivered on high-quality food and service. We highly recommend Markree Castle.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Lisa Kent
on Fri, 26th of April, 2019
Deirdre was a pleasure to deal with and helped make our wedding day the best day.
by Susie Benson
on Sat, 20th of October, 2018
We had our wedding celebrations in Markree in October. We couldn't have had a more incredible weekend if we tried. We knew Markree was special from even seeing it outside while it was undergoing renovations a few years ago. It was about the 4th venue we saw last year (and we saw a lot of top class

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venues) but just blew the rest out of the water once we walked inside. The building itself is absolutely stunning. No expense has been spared in undergoing the restorations and it has been so thoughtfully laid out and the comfort as well as style of all the interiors and unique rooms were fantastic. The glorious dining room has been updated and made even more beautiful (if that was even possible) and creating the downstairs dancing area and two bars was the best idea. Having the kitchen and the sitting rooms dotted around adds a nice element of privacy and the ability to have a chat and chill in between the dancing. Markree has the perfect balance of the stunning location while retaining a certain warmth and class without being pretentious. All of our guests just thoroughly enjoyed themselves from start to finish and the extended bar time helped the celebrations run well into the early hours. Reg, the chef was amazing to meet. He is so passionate about the food and has brilliant ideas that work and catering for the large numbers of guests. We really appreciated his time and the amazing food he created for us over the weekend - we are real foodies so was very important to us to have a meal that befitted the surroundings and the occasion. Agi, Emer and Alex played a blinder over the weekend ensuring everything was organised, well run and the service and bar staff were all brilliant. We can't begin to describe the absolute joy we had over the weekend. It's impossible to put in words how much Markree will always mean to us. We are so grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make it such a success and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this venue.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Patrice McGuiness
on Thu, 31st of May, 2018
From the first moment we met with the wedding team right up to the day we left Markree, the staff were simply brilliant, they couldn’t have done more for us or our guests, nothing was too much trouble and the atmosphere was always warm, relaxed and welcoming,

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and the food and drink was to die for!’
The castle truly felt like home, we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Paige Palmateer
on Sat, 27th of October, 2018
One of the key characters in our wedding in Co. Sligo, Ireland, wasn’t a person – it was a Victorian Gothic Revival-style castle originally built in the 14th century. Markree Castle was the ultimate exclusive wedding venue for our 80 visiting American guests and ~100 Irish relations, who

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uniformly raved about the setting. I was corresponding regularly with the wedding team – consummate professionals who were extremely helpful in guiding us as we planned our three-day wedding itinerary. The three-room Bridal Suite is the stuff of dreams, with a freestanding tub and bathroom the size of a NYC apartment with dual showerheads the length of the room. Our ceremony was exactly as we had imagined – brief, heartfelt and humorous. A small trad band played tunes while guests mingled and enjoyed mulled wine and canapes while we took photos outside. The food was simply perfect – hot, plentiful and mouthwateringly delectable. The Dining Room requires no additional enhancements – it is a vision of pale gray, white and gold adornment. We cut our cake with a sword and then spent six hours dancing, drinking, laughing and talking in the newest part of the castle – the domed dance floor bookended by two bars and comfortable seating areas. The breakfast each morning at the castle was incredible. With the stunning attention to detail both in the castle’s decor and by the wonderful staff, it is easy to see why guests like Cecil F. Alexander wrote the famous hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and Johnny Cash recorded “Woodcarver” at Markree. Most of all, the castle just FEELS welcoming and wonderful. It smells good and the vibe is good, probably because everyone who enters and stays there is just blown away by the beauty and history of the place. I can’t wait to get back and go for a drive down the winding and see gorgeous Markree in the distance, then walk up those imposing steps, enter into the foyer with the fire burning and reminisce about the greatest weekend of our lives.

Review submitted on Tue, 12th of November, 2019
by Amanda Tapia
on Thu, 17th of October, 2019
It is so hard to know where to even begin! The castle itself is absolutely stunning, pictures do not do it justice! One of my bridesmaids even teared up over how beautiful it is. You know when you go visit castles and everything is roped off but you just want to hang out there in all its

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luxuriousness? Markree Castle is what you need! The bridal sweet was gorgeous, 3 rooms we had to ourselves with a top-notch bathtub and showers. All of the rooms in the castle were phenomenal. The details that are in every part of the castle is lavish and sumptuous. You can tell the owners care very much about the castle and staying true to the structure and history of the castle. The gardens were lovely, Roisin the dog was darling.

The staff are equally fabulous. We were greeted by Alex like we were old friends. Deirdre and Nicholas were the most gracious of hosts. Every whim was taken care of immediately by the staff and everyone was very professional and hospitable. We planned our wedding from the U.S. and Deirdre was able to answer all of our questions every step of the way and left us feeling very confident with our decision to choose Markree. The day of the wedding I never once felt panicked, nervous, or worried about things being taken care of, which as a bride was a huge relief. The food, servers, and bartenders were all wonderful.

It was the perfect day for us made all the more so special by Markree Castle. The guests told us how weddings were now ruined for them forever after seeing one in the Markree. If you want a breath-taking, show-stopping wedding like no other, Markree Castle is the place. I cannot speak highly enough of the castle and the staff. We are already planning on when we can come back as regular guests!

Review submitted on Wed, 6th of November, 2019
by Richard & Mairead Dalton
We had the most beautiful wedding celebrations; better than we could ever have imagined. This was mainly down to Markree Castle. Firstly, Deirdre and Nicholas and the team were brilliant, so responsive, accommodating, thoughtful, knowledgable, efficient and professional in every way. Our family

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members, some of whom are disabled and elderly, were treated with the utmost care and respect which we greatly appreciated. Markree, inside and out, is truly magnificent. Every inch of it decorated with uniqueness and precision, as well as, maintained to the highest standard. We were allowed access to all areas and it was delightful freely exploring the beauty of it. The food was also beautiful. The canapés, wedding meal, buffet and breakfast all lived up to our expectations and pleased our guests very well. Overall, we could not recommend Markree highly enough. We were blessed to have celebrated the beginning of our married life there and we will definitely be returning to reminisce when possible!! Many, many thanks Deirdre, Nicholas and all the Markree team. Keep up the GREAT work!

Review submitted on Mon, 19th of August, 2019
by Sarah-Jane Hynes
on Sun, 14th of April, 2019
Our special day was made perfect by the amazing castle and team at Markree Castle. Deirdre, Nicholas, Alex and all the staff were exceptional. Everything was organised so well and with such great detail.
And the venue ..... it’s spectacular! Our photos are stunning. The castle is such a

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beautiful venue, we fell in love the first time we saw and fell in love again every time we’ve seen it since. Your guests will be blown away.
We were married in the chapel and it was definitely my favourite part of the whole day and venue. It’s so so beautiful and one of the reasons I fell in love with the venue in the first place.
We loved the exclusivity also and a number of guests commented on how nice it was to feel like everyone you spoke to was family and part of the day.
A number of guests are also planning to go a night stay as they loved their room, the grounds and the whole venue.
The food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed it, it was hot, well cooked, presented and served, good sized portions and an overall A++.
The dancing/evening reception area was also a great selling point. Our guests were able to make their way downstairs once the cake was cut and there was no hanging around.
The whole day was so seamless.

Thanks again to Nicholas, Deirdre, Alex and the whole team. We really appreciate your patience, expertise and professionalism throughout the whole experience. We’d highly highly recommend the venue to anyone!

Review submitted on Wed, 17th of July, 2019
by Maria Hallinan
on Sat, 22nd of June, 2019
There are not enough characters to tell you how wonderful a venue Markree Castle is. It's breathtakingly stunning but warm and homely at the same time. Deirdre and Nicholas were outstanding hosts and nothing was too much hassle for them, they're both a fantastic asset to the venue. They followed up

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with clear communication on everything and helped us with our every request. As a bride my attention to detail is pretty good but they had thought of things on the day that I never would have. When guests were away from their tables to go to the toilet or the bar, a member of staff would come over and put a cover on their food to keep it warm!! Guests are still commenting on the food, we had a choice of fillet of beef, seabass or chicken and they were all fantastic. We also had a couple of dietary requirements and my vegan friend tells me it was the best vegan wedding meal she had ever had. The whole day ran like clockwork but didn't feel rushed, Nicholas made sure we had some time to relax, sit back and enjoy the day. One of my favourite parts of the day was the quiet time with our bridal party right before we entered the dining room. We all sat and drank prosecco in the stunning room upstairs, they took our meal order and we had a little moment to breathe. The venue itself is breathtaking, even to just walk around and look at it, which many guests did. The dining room, the staircase, the bar, even the guest bedrooms are all outstanding. My only complaint is that there were not enough hours in the day, as everyone says it flies by but it was a happy, love filled day from start to finish and booking Markree was the best wedding decision we made. We will be back for many more visits, it will always have a special place in our hearts.

Review submitted on Thu, 4th of July, 2019
by Mark o’shaughnessy
on Fri, 17th of May, 2019
To Deirdre, Nicholas and all the staff at Markree Castle.

We don’t know where to begin to start to thank you for giving us the most wonderful wedding day we could ever have imagined.

All your help and professionalism in the lead up to the wedding was just brilliant and it took away all the

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stress and ensured we were able to enjoy the build up.

The day itself was just magical, with the venue, outdoor ceremony setup and food all fantastic.

Since the wedding so many of our friends and family have said to us how friendly, wonderful and helpful the staff were and it can’t be underestimated just how much that feeds through to the atmosphere at a wedding. The staff at Markree are a credit.

It has been nothing but a pleasure dealing with ye over the past number of months and we can’t wait to return to stay in the castle for a few nights!

Again thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful day and happy memories.

Mark and Carol

Review submitted on Tue, 18th of June, 2019
by Aine & Conor
on Sat, 27th of April, 2019
Our wedding day at Markree Castle surpassed all of our expectations. The beauty and presentation of the venue was matched by the efficiency of service and quality of the food.

Deirdre and Nicholas were so helpful from the beginning and the fact that they and all of the staff were so chilled out

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and professional on the day really put ourselves and our guests at ease. We had the perfect day and our guests are still talking about their experience at Markree!

Review submitted on Mon, 17th of June, 2019
by Sam
on Sun, 5th of May, 2019
The location and venue are just stunning, from the manicured lawns, luxurious bedrooms and beautifully restored original features, the castle is the stuff of fairytales. Management were so welcoming and very attentive and accommodating to our needs throughout the planning process.

We were lucky

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enough to have our drinks reception, speeches and our band play out on the patio - this was well organised by the team and made for a fabulous setting and atmosphere.

Food choice, service and quality were all fantastic and the castle now being able to offer couples a menu tasting only provides further reassurance. Breakfast in the bridal suite the following morning was also fantastic! We were able to remove the soup course from the meal which we found meant people were satisfied yet not stuffed and therefore ready to dance after the meal! The downstairs entertainment area is a gorgeous and very unique location for partying late into the night and also allows for a seamless transition from the meal into the evening entertainment. Our numbers were 160 which meant to dance floor was nicely full all night - perhaps larger numbers might struggle a little for dancing space? The kitchen area also provided a quieter space especially for some of our older guests to relax and have a chat. Our only recommendation would be to check exactly the inclusions for the drinks reception which may help you to plan and anticipate a little more though it is so hard to gauge how much people may consume especially on a warm, sunny day outdoors.

Deirdre, Nicholas and all of the team really helped us to have what we can only describe as a magical day. Since our big day we have had endless compliments regarding the venue and all of its provisions and would whole heartedly recommend this venue to anyone and everyone seeking a fairytale day.

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of June, 2019
by Esther
on Fri, 10th of May, 2019
Deirdre and Nicholas in Markree are so professional and great to deal with. Management changed between booking and our actual wedding date which I though would be a nightmare but Deirdre was fantastic! Would def recommend! Markree Castle.

The amount of guests that said their food the best food

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they EVER had at a wedding, was lovely to hear!

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of June, 2019
by lindsay and kevin
on Sat, 20th of April, 2019
Markree Castle is the most amazing setting for a wedding ever!! We booked the castle as soon as we walked in the door!! And from the word go we were welcomed and helped by every member of staff.

Deidre and Nicholas helped in any way possible to the lead up and very hands on on the day. They

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couldn't do enough for us. They are so approachable and only want the best for you. Deirdre even cradled our baby asleep while the speeches were happening. Thank you both so much.

The rest of the staff are also amazing, a special mention to the lovely Les, and the very funny Eoin!

The church, although small for a large wedding, was very cosy! We had doubts but it fit 140 guests for us, some standing, but no complaints. For us its the most beautiful part in the Castle.

Reception was great. Big windows let the Spring sunshine in on us all and people were loving the surroundings, and the canapés and prosecco!

Food was outstanding, from the starter to the tea! We had some doubts about the food as we heard mixed reviews, but when we got to the tasting day we found the food was amazing and had a difficult time completing our menu. We had the seafood plate and Cesar salad to start, Curried Parsnip Soup, Chicken/Duck or seabass as mains, and the taste of Markree to finish(the chocolate fondant is to die for!!) We have some critics in our families and one person in particular who is a chef reckons its the nicest sea bass he's ever had!! House wine was also tasty and went down very well with the food!

The evening reception was a surprise for the guests as they didn't know they were been taken to a 3rd location to dance the night away!! Plenty of space for dancing and mingling for the guests and nice and close to the bridal suite for the bride to change her shoes!!!

Guest rooms are also a real crowd pleaser!! Each in their own way amazing!!!

Advice - You need to see it to believe it. The pictures, as amazing as they are, don't do it justice. Go and see this absolute masterpiece.

Review submitted on Tue, 7th of May, 2019
by Anjelica
on Mon, 1st of April, 2019
Just know that if you book your wedding here, you will not only have an amazing life experience, but you are guaranteed to have stunning photographs as well.

Guests raved, and can't stop saying, it was the best wedding they have ever and will ever attend.

Venue: My husband and I live in the

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USA and wanted a unique destination wedding experience. While looking for castles all around Europe, the Markree definitely stood out aesthetically and had the best value. We rented out the entire castle for 2 nights and wished we had stayed longer! From the rich history and the attention to detail to the vast amount of rooms and acres of the stunning Irish countryside, the Markree was far grander than we could have imagined. Growing up with a parent who is a manager for Marriott, I expect a high level of cleanliness and the Markree was exceptional.

Food: The Markree's chef definitely gets a 10/10. Sadly, many times you expect the food to be subpar when made in large quantities, but not here. The food was hot, tender and most importantly, well seasoned. I feel confident that no matter what we would have selected from their extensive menu, it was sure to be something outstanding.

Staff: The real gem of the castle. Again, growing up in hospitality I understand the importance of having a knowledgeable staff that cares not only about your stay, but the stay of all of your guests. The customer service at the Markree is what you wish 5-star hotels gave you. There was nothing too little or big for anyone on their staff. Everyone made it a point to make sure your every need was met. Deirdre and Nicholas, our wedding coordinating team, were great from the very beginning. Having the pleasure of working with them for many months leading up to the wedding, they were absolutely wonderful. They were always prompt to answer any question or concerns we may have had, and made us feel completely comfortable and confident that our wedding was going to be just as amazing as it was.

Review submitted on Tue, 9th of April, 2019
by Michaela
on Sat, 2nd of March, 2019
We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for our wedding last month. It was simply perfect.

Everyone at Markree was so kind and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. You have an exceptional team.

The food was absolutely beautiful. Many guests said it was the best beef they’d

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ever had!

Special mention to Deirdre and Nicholas who made sure everything went so smoothly and seemingly effortlessly!

Markree is the most magical place and that is all down to the wonderful staff! we can’t imagine anything could have been better and will always treasure the amazing memories of the day and this place.

Kindest regards,

Review submitted on Thu, 4th of April, 2019
by Nikki and Richard
on Thu, 27th of December, 2018
Our wedding was perfect with Markree castle as our venue. We were blown away with the whole service provided. Deidre and Nicholas were so easy to talk to and took care of the whole event so smoothly. They coordinated well with the rest of our suppliers. We can't thank Markree enough for the

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wonderful service. Plenty of compliments from our guests as well.

Review submitted on Wed, 20th of March, 2019
by Emily H
on Fri, 7th of December, 2018
I could not leave it any longer to leave a review. Wow!! This is probably the only word that we can use to describe our wedding experience at Markree.
We honestly could not recommend this place highly enough. From the minute we viewed this venue all the way to the day after our wedding, we cannot

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fault the service we received. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Deirdre was fantastic and very efficient in answering our queries and getting back to our emails. Although we both live in Scotland , we found the planning and organisation of our wedding relatively effortless due to this. Nothing was ever too much to ask!! The day before our wedding and the day of our wedding, Philip co-ordinated the whole set up and running of the day making the whole process smooth and what we deem to be perfect.
I have to compliment the waiting staff and bar staff for their amazing warmth and service on the day. We had quite a few comments from our guests describing the impeccable service they received. There were also many comments about the skill of the cocktail making and shot pouring in the bar area.
The food was second to none. Although I may be slightly bias , I honestly think this was the best wedding food I have ever had. I must also mention the house red which also went down a treat.
Thanks again for making our wedding day everything we imagined it would be and quite frankly the best weekend of our lives.


Review submitted on Wed, 12th of December, 2018
by Lauren DeVestern
on Mon, 1st of October, 2018
I cannot recommend Markree Castle enough. I got married at Markree Castle on Oct 1, 2018 and we stayed there for three nights with all of our guests. The experience is one that we and our guests will cherish for the rest of our lives.

My husband and I visited a few different wedding venues in

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Ireland, but none of them compared to Markree. Unlike some other castle hotels, Markree has struck the perfect balance – they offer hotel-like services and comfort, but have not lost the feel of the castle. In addition, everything about Markree - the common spaces, the dining room, the grounds, and the guest rooms (all of which are recently renovated) – is beautiful.

Philip, Cora and the Markree staff were all great and helped the wedding day go smoothly. They are very responsive, although very busy when weddings are going on so you may not always reach them immediately.

Lastly, the location, although a bit far from major airports, is on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland and a great jumping off point for additional travel. We and all of our guests headed south via the Wild Atlantic Way after the wedding and had a great time.

Our wedding day and three-day stay at Markree Castle were perfect. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

My only recommendation for Markree is to work more closely with the brides on room assignments and provide photos as well as descriptions for the rooms.

Review submitted on Sun, 9th of December, 2018
by Maria Mcinern
on Fri, 19th of October, 2018
Myself and my partner got married in October of this year in markree castle. I cannot say enough about this stunning fairytale castle . From start to finish we had the most amazing experience in markree castle. From the venue , staff food accommodation EVERYTHING was what any bride could wish for.

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Philip , Cora, patricia and Alex couldn’t of been more helpful to Us both. The whole experience was just out of this world. Our family and guests are still talking about it and we all will for a long time to come. The only down fall is that the whole day went far too quick ! I had a few couples coming up to me and saying that markree made them want to get married all over again. Well done to you all in markree for spending the time and money in turning a gem of a castle into one of the most stunning wedding venues in ireland to date. We can’t wait until your next open day to get back for a night ! And we are hoping some of our Single friends will be booking you guys very soon so we can get back again for another magical weekend!

Review submitted on Tue, 4th of December, 2018
by Gwen & Colin
on Fri, 27th of July, 2018
Words cannot express how grateful and how much we appreciate everything the Markree team done for us. From when we first met, the emails, calls and meetings in between and up to the big day, they were amazing support, help and calmer of nerves. Having them beside us every step of the way made our

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day became one of the best in our lives and we will never forget their kindness. From the bottom of our hearts, we'd like to thank the Markree Castle team and wish them every success.

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of September, 2018
by Jenna and Conor
on Mon, 7th of May, 2018
We wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the Markree team for everything they did for us in the run up to our wedding and on our wedding weekend. We were so happy with our beautiful venue, Markree Castle was everything that we had dreamed of and more. We truly appreciate the large effort that was put

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into making our wedding day special for us. Thank you all for taking care of us – the team really did go above and beyond. Our families and friends all had a wonderful weekend, which was a result of their fantastic organisation and management. The service was second to none and we really were blown away by their kindness and attitude. All the team were all extremely helpful and accommodating before the wedding (thank you for answering our many questions!!) We very much appreciated their professionalism whilst wedding planning, and then again on our wedding day.

Review submitted on Thu, 6th of September, 2018
by Niall and Chido
on Fri, 13th of July, 2018
Huge thank you to everyone at Markree for making our wedding day the most amazing day ever.
From the first visit we had to the castle right up to the wedding, you have all been so lovely to coordinate a wedding with. Great advice, suggestions and made the whole process fun and relatively simple for

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us. We have the fondest, most incredible memories at Markree. We cannot thank you enough.

Review submitted on Thu, 6th of September, 2018
by Mr & Mrs Letchford
on Thu, 23rd of August, 2018
Thank you so much for a fabulous wedding day!
Everyone who came has spoken to me about the fabulous Castle and how they loved it. Everything went so smoothly and it wouldn’t have happened without your support. Here’s hoping some of our Irish relatives choose Markree Castle for their wedding

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so Sam and myself can come and stay again as guests.

Review submitted on Sun, 2nd of September, 2018
by Deirdre & Con
on Fri, 12th of May, 2017
Dear Philip, Cora & Team,

Just a note to say a huge thanks for our magical wedding in Markree.

Writing the thank you cards gave us a lovely excuse to be transported back to that wonderful weekend.

Wishing you an incredible 2018!

Deirdre & Con
by Jean & Padraig
on Sat, 2nd of December, 2017
Philip, Cora, Trish & Staff @ Markree

Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everything was perfect, we wish you all success

Jean & Padraig
by Kevin Haughey
We fell in love with Markree Castle the moment we stepped inside while it was still under renovation. By the time the renovation was complete we were completely blown away. Couldn't believe we could have exclusive use of an historic castle for our big day. Difficult to single out one particular

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aspect but the dining/banquet room was what amazed our guests the most and the food served on the day was exquisite. We had an amazing day and wished we had stayed on for a second. Particular mention to Philip who helped us organise the day and Cora who went above and beyond expectations to help us and our guests. I would definitely recommend Markree Castle.

Review submitted on Thu, 26th of October, 2017
by Deidre Lee
Where to begin! What a magical weekend we had in Markree Castle. We were lucky enough to be one of the first couples to get married in the magnificently refurbished Markree. Excellence from beginning to end. Philip, Cora and the entire team were warm, attentive and efficient from the moment we

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viewed the Castle and the beautiful grounds. . Having the entire Castle just for our friends and family made our wedding extra special. We felt completely at home – well if our home was a 14th century castle! We kicked off the celebrations with a prosecco reception, relaxing in the luxurious drawing rooms. We just managed to beat the rain for a couple of group shots with an impressive castle backdrop. The restored dining room is a sight to behold, with incredible attention to detail.
The chef played a blinder, with every meal more delicious than the next. From the canapés on arrival and 5-course dinner, to the late-night snacks, full Irish breakfast and barbeque, the skill in preparation and the quality of the ingredients was apparent. Downstairs, Markree has created a cool evening venue, complete with vaulted dancefloor, gin-bar and chill-out lounge. The guests love exploring all of the nooks and crannies – I can still see my Mam’s face as she discovered the dedicated kitchen with a never-ending supply of tea and coffee!After a lengthy sing-song, we all headed for our rooms. Everyone loved the individual, spacious bedrooms – each with its own unique feature including free-standing baths, round towers and wonderful views. The bridal apartment is a world unto itself! It is made up of an elegant drawing room and bedroom, and a huge bathroom complete with twin shower and free-standing bath. The original stonework adds a lovely cosy feel to the apartment.
We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect venue for our wedding and will treasure our memories forever. All of our guests have been singing the praises of Markree Castle, and we’re just trying to come up with an excuse for our next party there! Thanks again to the kind, helpful and professional team.

Review submitted on Thu, 26th of October, 2017
by Karen McKenna
One word - WOW.

Beautiful surroundings, amazing food and fantastic staff.

If you want a fairy tale castle wedding - this is the venue for you.

Myself and my husband had our wedding reception at Markree Castle in June 2017.

There are 30 beautiful bedrooms in the castle. Your guests will

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feel like Kings & Queens!
This is a private venue , so any guest that is staying there will only be part of your wedding party.

My family and I had the wonderful experience of staying in the Castle the night before the wedding.
The morning of the wedding was the most fantastic experience.
Myself along with all my friends and family got dolled up in the Billiards room.
Fiona from Polished Ireland took charge of hair and make up.
She was the dream team along with Brenda & Nina. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

If any bride is lucky enough to get ready in Markree the room to get ready in is the Johnny Cash Bedroom - just wow! A super space to get into your dress. Fantastic photo opportunities , both in the room and exiting onto the masterpiece staircase.

On return to the castle following our ceremony our guests were blown away by the beauty of the refurbished venue and gardens. We were all greeted by a champagne & canape reception . They were divine!

We had our photos taken at the castle. Our photographer was Conor Doherty who has plenty of experience in Markree. His relaxed approach suited myself and my husband. I would recommend him to any friend or family member! The sun shone for us so we were able to use the gardens. We also took advantage of the billiards room, the chapel & grand entrance hall and staircase for some extra photos.

The piece de resistance of Markree Castle is the dining room. It is palatial. The room is split into 4 sections. There is no need to worry about this, the room flows and all guests feel part of the party.
As mentioned above, the food in Markree is amazing and plentiful. No guest will go hungry. Any guest with allergies need not worry, just have a note of their requirements and where they are seated and they will be well looked after and catered for.

The evening entertainment takes place downstairs in the basement. This level has been opened by the Corscadden Family as part of the renovations. You will find a dance floor and 2 bars one of which is a well stocked gin cocktail bar. There is also a kitchen downstairs where any guest can pop into for a cup of tea or water. The evening food is also served in here. We danced the night away to the Bentley Boys.

To Patricia , thank you for making us feel like Markree was our home away from home for the two nights we stayed.

A special thanks must also be mentioned to Markree's fantastic wedding coordinator Cora.
From the day we met her for an off spec show around in the newly opened venue she made everything go smoothly and seamlessly.
Cora's attention to detail and passion will make your wedding day the best day of your life!

A must view for any bride to be!

Karen & Barry
June 2017"

Review submitted on Thu, 26th of October, 2017
by Wayne & Mary
We had our wedding at the Markree Castle in April 2014 and from the get-go we were treated like royalty. We can only describe our wedding day as magical! It truly was everything that we had dreamt of and so much more.

We could not have organized such a brilliant day without the help of Jeremy,

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Simon and their amazing team. We cannot thank you enough for making our day so perfect, your guidance, advice and support gave us and our guests an unforgettable experience. The staff balanced professionalism and friendliness seamlessly and made the day glide along without a hitch. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food, accommodation and venue. Some guests said it was a wedding to remember, the best ever!

We loved that we had the whole castle at our disposal for our wedding, it made us feel very special. We had our ceremony in the quaint, medieval looking chapel and our reception in the elegant, regal dining room – it felt like you had stepped back in time! The convenience of having everything on the same site made it very easy for us and our guests, especially for the people who travelled long distances. Most of the guests stayed that night and had a delicious breakfast the next morning. It was so nice to spend additional time with them at breakfast.

We loved, staying at this enchanting, authentic castle, where you can relax, unplug and get away from it all. Its set in a secluded idyllic countryside - it just doesn't get any better than that! We loved it so much that we stayed an extra week and had a very relaxing and enjoyable time there. The staff couldn't do enough for us – it really was the most amazing experience from start to finish. Our experience at the castle has definitely exceeded our expectations!

We thoroughly recommend this place to anyone, wanting to have their wedding there or to experience a castle stay in Ireland.

Thank you for making our day so special – we had the best day of our lives!

Wayne & Mary

Review submitted on Mon, 11th of August, 2014
by Charlotte Ross
We would highly recommend Markree as a wedding venue. It's so beautiful there, making our photos look great. The staff are so helpful, everything was perfect, nothing is too much for them and they helped take all the pressure out of organising the day. Having the place to ourselves made the day feel

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so much more special and personal. The food is also out of this world, the best we've ever had at a large event! Our guests were also really impressed with Markree and many of them are planning return visits.

Review submitted on Sat, 19th of July, 2014
by Suzanne & John
Our wedding took place in Markree Castle on a sunny day in May 2014. We first visited Markree in January of 2014 and immediately felt welcomed by the roaring fire and the relaxed atmosphere in the Castle. The decision to have our civil ceremony in the Castle chapel was made very quickly.


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can’t say enough about Markree and the staff. The Castle itself is completely unique and its surroundings are stunning. We worked initially with Jeremy who guided us through the wedding packages and food options available and Simon who dealt with the finer details for the wedding. Both Simon and Jeremy were always a pleasure to deal with and quick to deal with our queries. No request was ever too much. The lead up to the wedding was a calm and stress free time thanks to Simon’s easy-going but highly organised manner.

On the day itself I got ready in the bridal suite which was a lovely start to the day. The day itself went 100% to plan, totally exceeding our expectations in every way. The chapel was beautiful, the dining room was amazing and the food was super. The service was lovely and our guests commented on the relaxed atmosphere of the occasion. Our friends and family loved staying in Markree; the novelty of having the entire Castle to yourself is very impressive! Other guests stayed in the Home Farm cottages and were looked after by the lovely Aimee. The staff looking after the bar and reception were always helpful and friendly.

We never thought that organising a wedding could be as easy and stress-free as it was. We loved everything single thing about Markree Castle and can’t wait to go back there.

Thank you.
Suzanne & John

Review submitted on Wed, 25th of June, 2014
by Sarah & Mark
We chose Markree Castle as our wedding reception after attending a great wedding there the previous year. The castle and all the staff came highly recommended, and we are absolutely delighted with the choice that we made. We had viewed many other potential wedding venues, but were charmed by the

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beauty of Markree, the exclusive availability of the castle for the wedding day, and the excellent value for money that they offered.
Throughout the months leading up to our wedding Simon and Jeremy from Markree Castle were so helpful to us and made planning and organising our wedding hassle and stress free. They were very obliging with all of our requests, and were so pleasant to deal with.
We had a wonderful wedding day in Markree Castle in May. Our guests were really impressed by the venue, and all had a great time. The Castle looked beautiful, and Jeremy did a fantastic job making the already stunning dining room look even more spectacular. The castle and grounds also looked fantastic in the photographs. The staff made sure that the day ran really smoothly and could not have been more helpful to us and our guests. It was an outstanding party!
Our guests stayed both in the castle and in the homefarm cottages, where they were looked after splendidly by Aimee, who was absolutely charming, lovely to deal with and extremely helpful. Guests with small children were especially happy to stay in the cottages where there was an abundance of space and beautiful surroundings.
Huge thanks to all at Markree Castle for helping to make sure that we could not have had a better wedding day.

Review submitted on Tue, 24th of June, 2014
by Gráinne
We got married at Markree Castle in March 2014. From the time we booked in April 2013 right up until the wedding we could not have been happier with the service provided. We made our booking with Jeremy and he and every member of staff we encountered were brilliant, so accommodating and helpful

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yet easygoing - instead of adding to the pressure of wedding planning as so many hotels do with demands for deposits, final numbers etc, the staff at Markree took everything in their stride and quietly got things done! We put our trust in Jeremy, Simon and the others and we were proved right - everything turned out brilliantly on the day.
My bridesmaids and I stayed in Markree the night before the wedding. We had a beautiful meal and stayed in a lovely large room which easily accommodated myself, 3 bridesmaids, a hairdresser, beautician, videographer and 3 photographers (don't ask!) on the day. They even let us use other rooms for showers etc.
We had hired the chapel for the ceremony and on visits prior to the wedding we had been nervous that it would be cold and dark on the day. We were assured this would not be the case and on the day the chapel was cosy and comfortable, and created the perfect atmosphere to start proceedings. My one regret of the day is that I didn't taste the homemade punch served for the drinks reception as all the guests raved about it. Dinner was called and served on time, and was beautiful. Jeremy coordinated everything wonderfully from our entrance to the speeches after the meal. When we finished in the diningroom the dancefloor was all ready to go and we found the separate dancefloor and bar area added to the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. Evening food was served twice - 11pm and 1am - a genius idea from Jeremy! The bridal suite was gorgeous and comfortable and we didn't wake until breakfast arrived up at 12.
I'd like to specially mention Simon - his efficiency and sense of humour got us through any potentially stressful moments!

Review submitted on Mon, 9th of June, 2014
by Jean
SPECTACULAR!! Having spent a magical day in Markree Castle for my older brother's wedding 7 years ago, there was no doubt in my mind where I wanted to spend mine! No other venue came close. From once we met with Jeremy and Simon after we got engaged, everything was so simple. They couldn't have

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been more obliging. We had an incredible tasting of our wedding menu, a month before the wedding, and it was Michelin star standard. Despite catering for 130 people, the food on the day was to the very same standard. Two months on, people are still talking about the food! The castle is hugely authentic and the character inside is unlike any other building I've been to. The stunning rolling staircase is ever bride's dream!! The roaring fires lit inside, create the most welcoming and homely atmosphere and the beautiful smell of turf hits you as soon as you enter the lobby. Each bedroom is so different with stunning countryside views from every window. On the day of the tasting, despite having a very busy restaurant, Jeremy spent a long time with us going over the menu. We were really made to feel super special. The grounds are impeccable and filled with stunning Spring flowers. As for the drive way in to the castle, definitely has the WOW factor! I can't give Markree Castle and all their staff the enough praise. My new inlaws are already planning a return! Thanks so much Jeremy, Simon, Lorna, Sharon and all the staff at Markree Castle for helping us have the wedding day of our dreams! We will definitely return very soon!!

Review submitted on Fri, 6th of June, 2014
by Michelle & Denis
From the first moment we visited Markree Castle, we were spellbound by the venue and surrounding gardens. We then met Jeremie, Simon and Lorna Jane who worked with us to make our day one of the best days of our lives. They were very easy to work with not only on the lead up to our big day but also

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on the day. They were all extremely professional and calm which in turn, made us confident we had made the right choice.

During the preparations for the wedding Simon was available, almost at will, to deal with any requests / queries we had. Details for the day from menu choices, including some special dietary requests, table plans, band recommendation etc. were worked through with quiet efficiency.

We had 130 guests and held a humanist ceremony in the hotel chapel which, although small, Jeremie ensured it accommodated all our guests. One aspect of the day that we loved was that due to the number of guests attending we had exclusive use of the venue and everyone there was there to celebrate with us. There were a lot of young children at our wedding but this did not phase Jeremie or Lorna Jane in the least, our band, Backwater Jack, even put on an impromptu disco for the kids when they were setting up. We would also like to mention Dave, the kitchen staff and the restaurant staff for providing a memorable meal which received many compliments from our guests.

There are approx. 30 rooms in the hotel, each decorated in its own unique style. Guest also have the option of choosing apartments in the converted stables which many of our guests, especially those with children, availed of. Any overflow guests had easy access to other hotels in the area.

We would highly recommend Markree Castle and its’ team for your special day – we can’t wait to go back for our anniversary!!!

Review submitted on Tue, 27th of May, 2014
by Orla McCormack
We had the best day ever thanks to all the wonderful staff at Markree Castle . They could not have been nicer to deal with both on the day and during the months running up to it , Great venue & great team would have no hesitation in recommending this very special place , Thank you :)
by Emma Ferguson
Markree Castle speaks for itself as the historic building is situated on the most beautiful grounds however the staff and relaxed atmosphere of the venue really made up our minds. Simon, Jeremy and Emma were so accommodating and even created my favourite dessert to add to the wedding menu! The

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Castle has amazing food, a great wine list and we partied as late as we wanted. The venue is stunning (especially the dining room) and the majority of our guests could stay in the lovely apartments in the converted stables - some even made use of the hot tub the next day. We felt like we were at a very luxurious house party and it was lovely to have breakfast with all of our guests the next morning. Highly recommended.

Review submitted on Fri, 9th of May, 2014
by Lorraine Horan
I would really recommend Markree Castle for wonderful food and ambience. The castle has kept so many original features. A gorgeous huge log fire burns in the main hall, I fell in love with the place as soon as I walked in the door. The staff were personable , helpful and professional.

The dining

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room is fabulous and overlooks the garden. The food is delicious and the desserts are excellent. Beautiful wine and good service - the staff were attentive but not intrusive.

The grounds are beautiful for walks .

Explore the castle, each doorway and hallway leads to another set of guest rooms or sitting rooms, or views out the window to the rooftop of the castle. The Chapel us stunning, the stained glass windows are breathtaking!

Review submitted on Wed, 23rd of April, 2014
by Olive Geoghegan
Choosing our wedding venue was one of the most important things for us to get right! We wanted something a little bit different and somewhere that had a real wow factor!

We had seen a number of castles that were beautiful, but ultimately the wedding would be held in a function room connected to

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the castle (which was a 5min walk away and disconnected from the bedrooms!) Not what we wanted!

When we saw Markree we knew we had found our dream location. It was amazing!

First impressions count and from the beautiful drive into the castle, the excitement as the building itself was revealed, to the entrance staircase that lead into the warm reception room and open fire crackling to greet us - We knew we were onto a winner!

When I saw the dining room, with duck egg blue walls and ornate gold decorative plaster up the walls, I knew that this was where I wanted to have our first meal as husband and wife. It's like something out of Downton Abbey - Absolutely magical!

The sitting room area of the Castle is turned into your dance floor on the night and the bar is just off the sitting room. We felt like we were throwing a classy house a CASTLE!

As Markree is such a small castle and the staff are so welcoming we instantly felt at home. The bridal suite is at the top of the stairs. On the day it was so easy to pop upstairs and freshen up which was invaluable.

We were so excited by Markree that we got into dates and packages immediately. When we had it booked we realized that we had not tried any food! All our worries were put to bed during our menu tasting. The food was presented beautifully, tasted fantastic and surpassed our expectations!

The wedding co-ordinators Jeremy and Simon were lovely to deal with. They went through everything step by step and any concerns we had were no problem. They made it easy!

Choosing Markree for our wedding day was the perfect choice for us and our only regret is that we cannot do it all over again. It was a dream come true! :)

Review submitted on Wed, 26th of February, 2014
by Amanda Molloy
From the moment we walked up the steps and into the reception of Markree, we knew this was the only venue we could get married in.

We were greeted by Simon, who gave us a tour and took time to go through every detail with us. It was due to the warm welcome and the fantastic surroundings that we

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decided on Markree as our venue.

We arranged our wedding in three months and from overseas. The staff at Markree were fantastic, efficient, helpful and most obliging. Everything we could possibly need assistance or guidance on they were always there to help.

From the florists to the registrar to the menu to the wines, they were there every step of the way and made our wedding planning and organising so stress free.

We chose to have our civil ceremony in the little church in the castle and it was beautiful. The accommodated all our musicians and friends and made it into a very special ceremony.

The day itself was superb. Quite honestly there would not be one thing I would change. The staff guided the day along in a superb and stress free manner. The food and service and everything you could wish for on your special day was excellent.

I would not hesitate in recommending Markree Castle as your wedding venue. You have a wonderful setting, fantastic staff, delicious food, accommodation for all of your guests, exclusive use on the day (depending on the number of guests) and you can have your civil ceremony there also.

Thank you all so much for a wonderful day and magic memories.

Review submitted on Thu, 9th of January, 2014
by Nigel and Madeleine McCutcheon
We had the delight of having our wedding reception at Markree in September 2013 and could not have asked for better. From our very first wedding enquiry to our most recent contact with the Markree weddings team, the service has been exemplary - professional, competent, friendly, always so quick to

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respond and dedicated to ensuring everything was perfect on our wedding day, which it was. The castle looked beautiful; so many of our guests commented on what a wonderful venue it was, how delicious the food was and how amazing it was to have a castle totally to ourselves. We owe a huge debt of thanks to Jeremy, Simon, Emma, Patricia and everyone else at Markree for making our wedding day everything we hoped for and more.

Review submitted on Tue, 3rd of December, 2013
by Ryan & Patricia
Where can we start. Well, without a doubt, the decision to get married at Markree was one of the easiest we made when it came to our wedding. Right from the start we were totally at home there and reassured that every detail of our wedding would be taken care of. The staff, Jeremy and his team

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and all the others that we came in contact with, were very professional and competent but not fussy and over bearing. They were so relaxed but at the same time we were confident that no details would be overlooked- we were right! Everything from the Pimms reception to the afters was 100% spot on. The castle itself was the perfect back drop and even though it rained all day, we got the most amazing indoor photos. Our guests still talk about the food, and the dancing to the early hours. The whole day just flew without us even having to pause to think about organising anything, it all just happened and perfectly so. I would not stop for a second in recommending Markree to anyone. There is no where in the world like it.

Review submitted on Mon, 25th of November, 2013
by Pey Ru Ho
We had our wedding at Markree Castle in September 2013. It is a truly magical place and our guests were raving about the ambience of the castle from the moment you walk up the grand entrance staircase through to the exquisite Garden dining room overlooking the beautiful gardens and river. The

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friendliness of the staff and the high quality of food provided, not just during the wedding banquet but also the next morning at breakfast were also mentioned by our guests. This is a genuine historic Irish castle hotel, not just a castle facade with a modern interior like other castle hotels in Ireland.
I could not recommend highly enough.

Review submitted on Mon, 11th of November, 2013
by Gerard & Shane
From the moment we arrived in Markree we knew it was the venue for us and we had visited quite a few. The Team we so positive and helpful, nothing was too much trouble in fact we never heard the word No. Simon and Jeremy listened to our plans for the day of our Civil partnership and worked

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diligently to ensure they were all delivered. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food, venue and accommodation and are still talking about it. We take away nothing but happy memories and look forward to our return visit for our 1st Anniversary. Gerard & Shane, Dublin

Review submitted on Sat, 9th of November, 2013
by Declan Mc Grath
We had our wedding in Markree Castle in Sept 2013 and from the very outset the assistance and courtesy afforded to us by Jeremy and all the staff was of the highest quality. We were instantly confident that we had picked not alone the right location but also the right people to entrust the most

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important day of our lives. The day itself exceeded all our expectations and the personal service that was afforded to us has not been matched by any other wedding location that we have encountered.
The castle chapel was availed of for the wedding ceremony which added to the intimacy of the occasion.
We had guests attending from 5km to 5000km and all were truly blown away by the Castle. The rooms are a mixture of modern day comfort to yesteryear opulence. Finally what all wedding venues are ultimately judged on the food, it was absolutely first class from starter to dessert ( the beef was succulent and so tender ) and even though we changed our seating arrangement last minute the service was brilliant. Markree turned what was the most important day of our lives to the best day of our lives.
Thank you Markree.

Regards Declan & Maggi McGrath

Review submitted on Fri, 8th of November, 2013
by ciara
Had my wedding there 5 th oct 13. We had 110 people and we really enjoyed the day and everything was perfect, all my guest were delighted and said they loved the place and the food!! The setting, staff and food where stunning and Simon and Jeremy attention to detail and organizational skills where

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exceptional, everything ran smoothly. Highly recommend anyone to have their wedding there. The whole experience of staying at the castle with your family and friends and having it exclusive is brilliant, everyone loved it and won't forgot it. Thanks for making our day great!!

Review submitted on Fri, 8th of November, 2013
by Jane and Sean Ogle
We had our wedding at Markree Castle Sligo on 6 April 2013 and we had an amazing day.

From the moment we walked in on our first visit to discuss reception ideas and book it nothing was ever a problem. We stayed several times in Markree before the big day and each time the service and cleanliness

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of the bedrooms were second to none.

On the day itself we had arrived later than expected for dinner to start so we had to quickly sit down to dinner but that was fine. Canapes and sparkling wine with tea, coffee and biscuits were served for our waiting guests before we arrived and we had a Disney theme to our reception so Markree had sorted the organising of switching on the overhead projector to display old Disney films/cartoons and of course switch on our ipod for Disney music.

Dinner was delicious and served 1st class. Cutting of the cake and speeches were after. Everyone still comments about how lovely dinner was compared to other venues. Portion sizes were just right and quality of food superb.

We then were able to go into a different lounge area where the band were setting up. The only thing that could be changed about Markree was to have their bar area served by the lounge and not in the different bar area they have as none of our guests knew the music had started or hear their song requests.

It is a lovely intimate exclusive castle perfect for our numbers - 76. We stayed on the extra night and still received excellent service. We can't wait to go back again and again. Love Markree Castle!

Review submitted on Sun, 29th of September, 2013
by mr&mrs Leonard
well you only do it once and you should do it right,markree was superb ,cliche and yes every couple seem to say it about their wedding was a whimsical fairytale dream,service and food outstanding very personal.................loved it.
by Nuray & Neville
We have celebrated our wedding at Markree Castle this June and it was absolutely outstanding.
Everything was perfectly organised for us. We were so impressed to which extend our special wishes were considered and even at short notice. We enjoyed planning our wedding with an extremely professional

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and nice staff.
The venue and the atmoshere created was superb. The food was absolutely delicious and very high quality. This was not just our experience but also mentioned to us by our guests. Thank you very much to Markree Castle for a perfect day.

Review submitted on Tue, 17th of September, 2013
by Orla Flanagan
We had the most amazing wedding day at Markree Castle. It was a wonderful experience - better than we had dreamed of, and all of our friends and guests seemed to love it. It was wonderful to be able to get married in the chapel, it was a beautiful venue, and the wonderful 30 degrees weather enabled

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us to have our drinks reception on the beautiful lawn outside. Simon, Jeremy and the staff were really great, and looked after us very well. They were friendly and supportive through the wedding process and on the day, we felt very looked after, and both the reception and dinner went down extremely well with everyone. It did feel like we had our own castle for the day! We really, really enjoyed being able to stay in the cottages on the estate with our families for the four or five days beforehand, and the next day after the wedding, following an afternoon at the beach in the sunshine, we had a fantastic bbq at the cottages, with close family and friends, all of whom stayed there. The Estate is amazing, so much space and so peaceful.

Review submitted on Mon, 16th of September, 2013
by Sarah Brookes
Our marriage ceremony was held in Sligo Cathedral, which was beautiful, with the reception at Markree. My husband and I had decided to get married in Sligo as we had relations there and had previously attended 3 family weddings at Markree Castle and had a great time at every one.
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wanted to make a weekend of it, as most of the guests were travelling from the UK but this meant that the months running up to the wedding logistically demanding - with 150 people needing to be booked in to all available accommodation in an around the castle (as well as the small matter of planning the day itself from the UK…).
The staff at Markree couldn’t have been more helpful and their support and attention throughout the whole process was exceptional. Jeremy and his team were so accommodating of all of our requests and really flexible to any changes we needed to make. Particular mention goes to Simon who was just brilliant in the months preceding the wedding – managing our (often changing) guest accommodation bookings with a really lovely manner, coming back to us promptly and making the whole process so much easier.
Many of our guests were booked into the ‘Homefarm’ apartments, where we had a fab hog roast the day before. Everyone who stayed there loved them and the addition of a hot tub was much appreciated! The apartments are extremely clean and the staff were brilliant - nothing was too much trouble.
The castle itself is imposing and impressive as you drive up and so charming and cosy when you get inside, our guests were bowled over. If you are expecting / wanting a glitzy refurbished, pristine hotel then Markree isn’t for you. If what you want is a real castle with character, charm, individuality and a very very warm welcome then this is your place. I am a fussy customer when it comes to hotels and while this isn’t the fanciest we’ve stayed in it’s certainly one of the most homely and welcoming.
The rooms are all kitted out with antique pieces and each one has its own individual identity (but this is in no way a theme hotel). The beds are clean and really comfortable and the communal areas are grand and beautiful, with log fires burning regardless of the season. The gardens are stunning which, if you are lucky enough to have bright weather, make for great photos. You don’t need the weather here though because the castle is such a great venue inside and out.
The wedding day itself couldn’t have gone better. The breakfast was fabulous, full Irish or whatever you fancy. Us girls all got ready in room 17 (huge and bright and in one of the turrets) accompanied by champagne and sandwiches. The drinks reception was great - we had chosen to take the corkage option and brought our own champagne, which worked really well when coupled with buckets of corona and lime from the bar.
The meal was amazing, our guests are still raving about the food, which was plentiful, piping hot and included a number of special changes that the chef had accommodated for us.
We hired a DJ and danced the night away until around 3am, when the late stayers then retired to the comfy seats for some late night tipples and chats. The staff didn’t ever rush us or make us feel that the night was over. Which was really important to us because we really didn’t want the lights-up, closed bar at midnight, abrupt end that we had experienced at other weddings.
We couldn’t recommend Markree highly enough - the stunning venue, the amazing staff, the many accommodation options and the surrounding landscape.
It really is a beautiful part of the world and the welcome you get at Markree is second to none. We wouldn’t have changed a thing and CAN’T WAIT for our anniversary stay (courtesy of Markree) next May.
Paul and Sarah

Review submitted on Fri, 13th of September, 2013
by Emma Courtney
There is just TOO much to say about how wonderful and unique Markree is as a wedding venue. We will hold the venue in our hearts forever - and as a picture paints a thousand words here's the link to our pics of the day -

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Our photographer was David Knight and the Castle have our entire suppliers list as I emailed them the details because all of them were absolutely wonderful!! The hospitality from Jeremy, Emma and Simon was outstanding and every little detail was catered to - and on catering - wow! Food is to die for. If you want show stopping Irish authenticity, military attention to detail and old world magic, charm and fairy dust on your big day - Book Markree Castle now!!

Emma & Rob - married at Markree 31/12/12 - yes - NYE - what a party!! xxx

Review submitted on Tue, 10th of September, 2013
by Ciara O Neill and Patrick Bradley
Markree Castle is the ideal wedding venue for so many reasons. It's an old fashioned Castle but unlike many other similar seeming places, the mix of the environment and the genuinely brilliant staff makes it feel like home. When we saw it, we knew it was just right place for us to have our

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wedding. The chapel on site and the fact you can have all your guests stay in and around the Castle so noone has to waste valuable party time is fantastic. The food is amazing - not just our wedding meal, but every time we stayed there, we ate so well. It's such a lovely, relaxed place to be. With the attention you get from Jeremy, Simon and all the team (everyone who works there is so friendly and helpful), you would think you are the only person getting married. We were in touch quite a bit as we live on the other side of the country and everything was just so simple to arrange. This is because the team are so professional. They made it so easy to coordintate all the stuff you need to make your wedding perfect and did it with such good grace! They think of everything - from little things like tealights to important help to get babysitters (who were all brilliant, especially Emer).
The Castle itself is a dream to stay in. It's so quirky, all the rooms are gorgeous and the grounds are so beautiful. The weather for our wedding was a glorious summer day and it looked like a film set but we've also been there during the winter and the massive fire in reception makes the Castle so cosy and welcoming.
We have heard nothing but praise for how perfect this venue was. There was no fuss or stress which is just the way we like things - it was like having our wedding in our own house, that's if we were wealthy landowner types.....
If you are after a real party feel in a grand but comfortable setting, you should definitely book Markree. I'm really looking forward to coming back to stay again.

Review submitted on Sun, 8th of September, 2013
by Aideen
Amazing day in a wonderful venue. Markree was a beautiful venue and a perfect place to celebrate a marriage. However, it was not just the venue that was perfect. The staff were brilliant and very supportive, and the food was wonderful. We had a brilliant day. Thanks!
by Lauren & Eamon
We fell in love with this place as soon as we walked in, not just because of the beauty of the castle and its grounds but because of the atmosphere of relaxation. We knew instantly that we wanted to get married here.

Our wedding day was a month ago and we definaty made the right choice.

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Everything was amazing and we loved every minute of it. We will always be grateful to Jeremy and the team for making sure that everything went perfectly for us on the day.

From the very beginning they were so helpful to us with all the planning and preparations, and so the whole experience was much easier and more enjoyable than it could have been.

Of course the best thing about Markree is the stunning castle building and setting, which really impresses the guests, and as some of our guests commented, 'Made them feel like royalty for the day'. But for the couple, it is also important that the staff are helpful, accommodating and full of good ideas. Markree has all of these and manages to combine the best of everything with ease and class. For me personally, I found the experience of the staff, who ooze confidence and expertise with everything they do very calming and I trusted them to know what to do at every step of the way.

Markree holds a special place in our hearts and we look forward to visiting this magical place for many years to come.
Lauren & Eamon

Review submitted on Sat, 7th of September, 2013
by Geraldine & John
John and I enjoyed our special day so much at Markree Castle. It was the first venue that we looked at after we became engaged and didn't look anywhere else! It is a REAL authentic Castle!! Jeremy and the staff were always very accommodating and nothing was ever too much. The food was fabulous on

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the day. One of the main things that attracted us to Markree was the fact that we would have the Castle exclusively for the day and that was what a lot of our guests liked about that. The intimacy of it. Plus, the grounds are just fabulous for photos. Our first anniversary is coming up shortly and hopefully we can stay again - unless there is a wedding of course!!

Review submitted on Sat, 7th of September, 2013
by Brian Boen
We got married at the Markree Castle in April of 2013. We were both from the US (California, to be exact) so the wedding was for a small group of family and friends. There were 13 of us in all. The accommodations were perfect when we arrived. We did much of the planning and preparation based from a

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list of local vendors that the castle wedding planner provided. Upon arrival the castle and accommodations ended up looking 10 times better than we imagined. Doing all the planning and prep from such a long distance had been making us nervous but as soon as we arrived we realized that it was well beyond our expectations. The staff was very helpful and my wife and I stayed in the castle, while the family and friends stayed at the cottages on the castle grounds (a beautiful 2 or 3 minute walk from the castle). The cottages are tended by Amy who lives in one of the cottages. She is always available and beyond helpful. There is also a spa and sauna in the cottages.

Back to the wedding. The chapel, castle grounds, stairway at the entrance and and rooms within the castle are all great for photos. The dinner was amazing; there was not a single complaint from anyone. The dinner was a three course meal that included an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Because of the desert nobody ate the cake but I wasn't complaining about that the next day. The castle also has a nice bar where we had some drinks after the wedding. All the staff were very helpful and kept the whole thing organized.

We look forward to visiting the castle for many anniversaries.

Review submitted on Fri, 6th of September, 2013
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