Lauren DeVestern onby
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 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.