Markree Castle

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80-190
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€83.00
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Venue Overview

Markree Castle Map PinCollooney, Co. Sligo
Markree Castle is a stunning Gothic Style Castle, set in the heart of the picturesque Sligo Countryside. The Castle is a truly authentic, relaxing and uniquely charming Wedding Venue where you will find yourself immersed in unrivalled castle hotel comfort.

Description

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 190 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

 

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Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 - based on 51 reviews

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by on Wed, 17th July, 2019
04/14/2019

Our special day was made perfect by the amazing castle and team at Markree Castle. Deirdre, Nicholas, Alex and all the staff were exceptional. Everything was organised so well and with such great detail. And the venue ..... it’s spectacular! Our photos are stunning. The castle is such a beautiful venue, we fell in love the first time we saw ... Read More

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by on Thu, 4th July, 2019
06/22/2019

There are not enough characters to tell you how wonderful a venue Markree Castle is. It's breathtakingly stunning but warm and homely at the same time. Deirdre and Nicholas were outstanding hosts and nothing was too much hassle for them, they're both a fantastic asset to the venue. They followed up with clear communication on everything and helped us with ... Read More

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by on Tue, 18th June, 2019
05/17/2019

To Deirdre, Nicholas and all the staff at Markree Castle. We don’t know where to begin to start to thank you for giving us the most wonderful wedding day we could ever have imagined. All your help and professionalism in the lead up to the wedding was just brilliant and it took away all the stress and ensured we were ... Read More

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by on Mon, 17th June, 2019
04/27/2019

Our wedding day at Markree Castle surpassed all of our expectations. The beauty and presentation of the venue was matched by the efficiency of service and quality of the food. Deirdre and Nicholas were so helpful from the beginning and the fact that they and all of the staff were so chilled out and professional on the day really put ... Read More

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by on Mon, 10th June, 2019
05/05/2019

The location and venue are just stunning, from the manicured lawns, luxurious bedrooms and beautifully restored original features, the castle is the stuff of fairytales. Management were so welcoming and very attentive and accommodating to our needs throughout the planning process. We were lucky enough to have our drinks reception, speeches and our band play out on the patio - ... Read More

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