Be king and queen for a day as you walk hand-in-hand through immaculate gardens and along flag-stone paths to join your loved ones in celebrating your wedding vows.
Markree Castle - with its relaxed atmosphere, picture-perfect grounds and luxury accommodation - provides an ideal location to celebrate with family and friends, and the freedom to create a wedding that you have always dreamed of.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sligo countryside, Markree Castle is located in the north-west of Ireland on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way. A beautiful and private setting, the castle overlooks a large countryside estate on the banks of the river Unshin.
Reopened in March 2017 by the Corscadden family as an exclusive private hire wedding venue, Markree Castle is the perfect place for a destination wedding in Ireland. The privacy of up to 170 wedding guests is ensured by the extensive estate and the castle’s countryside location.
Our wedding packages include exclusive use of Markree Castle, a stunning setting with mature trees, a rose garden and grounds along the river Unshin for unforgettable photographs; a personal planner to help and advise you on every aspect of your day, red carpet arrival, reception drinks and canapés, five-course meal with wine and evening food.
Part of the uniqueness of Markree is that there is no function room, as such. Instead, you and your guests will use Markree as you would your own home, with your reception in the hall in front of the fire, dinner in the dining room and dancing in the lounge on our specially constructed dance floor. Like a house party in a castle!
There are 30 en-suite guest bedrooms in the castle, as well as several self-catering cottages, situated in the old farmyard buildings. Altogether, there is accommodation for over 110 people on site.
Markree is also available for civil ceremonies and partnerships, which take place in the original family chapel. Please contact the civil registrar’s office in Sligo on 071 915 5115 for details. There are a number of churches, of all denominations, close by. Couples also regularly choose the chapel at Markree for blessings.
The Corscadden Family own and run four Castle Hotels in Ireland. Our Sister Romantic Castle Hotels include:
Bellingham Castle in Castlebellingham, Co. Louth
Cabra Castle in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
Ballyseede Castle in Tralee, Co. Kerry
All our Castle Hotels are styled and furnished in keeping with each castle’s character and era. With luxury bedrooms and suites, our fabulous castles are historic, romantic and offer some of the finest wedding venues in Ireland.
Please visit one of our castles and start planning your special day…
by Gwen & Colinon Mon, 10th September, 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 day became one of the ... Read More
by Jenna and Conoron Thu, 6th September, 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 into making ... Read More
by Niall and Chidoon Thu, 6th September, 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 us. We have the fondest, ... Read More
by Mr & Mrs Letchfordon Sun, 2nd September, 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 so Sam and myself can come and stay again as ... Read More
by Deirdre & Conon Wed, 25th April, 2018
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