Wedding Reviews for Markree Castle

Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 - based on 32 reviews

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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 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.

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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. ... Read more

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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, 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 ... Read more

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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 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.

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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. We 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 ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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. ... Read more

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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. ... Read more

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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 :)

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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.

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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 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

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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!!

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 day...........it was a whimsical fairytale dream,service and food outstanding very personal.................loved it.

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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 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.

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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 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 ... Read more

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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. We knew that we 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 ... Read more

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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 - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151632987844874.1073741827.734824873&type=1&l=ec72ebb090 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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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!

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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. 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. ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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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 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 ... Read more

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