Michelle & Denis onby
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 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!!!