Ciara O Neill and Patrick Bradley onby
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 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.