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
by lindsay and kevinon Tue, 7th May, 2019
Markree Castle is the most amazing setting for a wedding ever!! We booked the castle as soon as we walked in the door!! And from the word go we were welcomed and helped by every member of staff. Deidre and Nicholas helped in any way possible to the lead up and very hands on on the day. They couldn't do ... Read More
by Anjelicaon Wed, 10th April, 2019
Just know that if you book your wedding here, you will not only have an amazing life experience, but you are guaranteed to have stunning photographs as well. Guests raved, and can't stop saying, it was the best wedding they have ever and will ever attend. Venue: My husband and I live in the USA and wanted a unique destination ... Read More
by Michaelaon Thu, 4th April, 2019
We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for our wedding last month. It was simply perfect. Everyone at Markree was so kind and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. You have an exceptional team. The food was absolutely beautiful. Many guests said it was the best beef they’d ever had! Special mention to Deirdre and Nicholas who ... Read More
by Nikki and Richardon Wed, 20th March, 2019
Our wedding was perfect with Markree castle as our venue. We were blown away with the whole service provided. Deidre and Nicholas were so easy to talk to and took care of the whole event so smoothly. They coordinated well with the rest of our suppliers. We can't thank Markree enough for the wonderful service. Plenty of compliments from our ... Read More
by Emily Hon Wed, 12th December, 2018
I could not leave it any longer to leave a review. Wow!! This is probably the only word that we can use to describe our wedding experience at Markree. We honestly could not recommend this place highly enough. From the minute we viewed this venue all the way to the day after our wedding, we cannot fault the service we ... Read More