by Sam on Mon, 10th June, 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 - this was well organised by the team and made for a fabulous setting and atmosphere. Food choice, service and quality were all fantastic and the castle now being able to offer couples a menu tasting only provides further reassurance. Breakfast in the bridal suite the following morning was also fantastic! We were able to remove the soup course from the ... Read more
by Esther on Mon, 10th June, 2019
Deirdre and Nicholas in Markree are so professional and great to deal with. Management changed between booking and our actual wedding date which I though would be a nightmare but Deirdre was fantastic! Would def recommend! Markree Castle. The amount of guests that said their food the best food they EVER had at a wedding, was lovely to hear!
by lindsay and kevin on 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 enough for us. They are so approachable and only want the best for you. Deirdre even cradled our baby asleep while the speeches were happening. Thank you both so much. The rest of the staff are also amazing, a special mention to the lovely Les, and the very funny Eoin! The church, although small for a large wedding, was very ... Read more
by Anjelica on 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 wedding experience. While looking for castles all around Europe, the Markree definitely stood out aesthetically and had the best value. We rented out the entire castle for 2 nights and wished we had stayed longer! From the rich history and the attention to detail to the vast amount of rooms and acres of the stunning Irish countryside, the Markree was ... Read more
by Michaela on 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 made sure everything went so smoothly and seemingly effortlessly! Markree is the most magical place and that is all down to the wonderful staff! we can’t imagine anything could have been better and will always treasure the amazing memories of the day and this place. Kindest regards, Michaela
by Nikki and Richard on 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 guests as well.
by Emily H on 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 received. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Deirdre was fantastic and very efficient in answering our queries and getting back to our emails. Although we both live in Scotland , we found the planning and organisation of our wedding relatively effortless due to this. Nothing was ever too much to ask!! The day before our wedding and the ... Read more
by Lauren DeVestern on Sun, 9th December, 2018
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 ... Read more
by Maria Mcinern on Tue, 4th December, 2018
Myself and my partner got married in October of this year in markree castle. I cannot say enough about this stunning fairytale castle . From start to finish we had the most amazing experience in markree castle. From the venue , staff food accommodation EVERYTHING was what any bride could wish for. Philip , Cora, patricia and Alex couldn’t of been more helpful to Us both. The whole experience was just out of this world. Our family and guests are still talking about it and we all will for a long time to come. The only down fall is that the whole day went far too quick ! I had a few couples coming up to me and saying that ... Read more
by Gwen & Colin on 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 best in our lives and we will never forget their kindness. From the bottom of our hearts, we'd like to thank the Markree Castle team and wish them every success.
by Jenna and Conor on 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 our wedding day special for us. Thank you all for taking care of us – the team really did go above and beyond. Our families and friends all had a wonderful weekend, which was a result of their fantastic organisation and management. The service was second to none and we really were blown away by their kindness and attitude. All ... Read more
by Niall and Chido on 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, most incredible memories at Markree. We cannot thank you enough.
by Mr & Mrs Letchford on 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 guests.
by Deirdre & Con on 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
by Jean & Padraig on Wed, 25th April, 2018
Philip, Cora, Trish & Staff @ Markree Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everything was perfect, we wish you all success Jean & Padraig
by Kevin Haughey on Thu, 26th October, 2017
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.
by Deidre Lee on Thu, 26th October, 2017
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
by Karen McKenna on Thu, 26th October, 2017
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
by Wayne & Mary on Mon, 11th August, 2014
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
by Charlotte Ross on Sat, 19th July, 2014
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.
by Suzanne & John on Wed, 25th June, 2014
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
by Sarah & Mark on Tue, 24th June, 2014
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
by Gráinne on Mon, 9th June, 2014
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
by Jean on Fri, 6th June, 2014
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
by Michelle & Denis on Tue, 27th May, 2014
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
by Orla McCormack on Sun, 25th May, 2014
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 :)
by Emma Ferguson on Fri, 9th May, 2014
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
by Lorraine Horan on Wed, 23rd April, 2014
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
by Olive Geoghegan on Wed, 26th February, 2014
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
by Amanda Molloy on Thu, 9th January, 2014
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
by Nigel and Madeleine McCutcheon on Tue, 3rd December, 2013
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
by Ryan & Patricia on Mon, 25th November, 2013
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
by Pey Ru Ho on Mon, 11th November, 2013
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.
by Gerard & Shane on Sat, 9th November, 2013
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
by Declan Mc Grath on Fri, 8th November, 2013
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
by ciara on Fri, 8th November, 2013
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!!
by Jane and Sean Ogle on Sun, 29th September, 2013
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
by mr&mrs Leonard on Thu, 26th September, 2013
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.
by Nuray & Neville on Tue, 17th September, 2013
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.
by Orla Flanagan on Mon, 16th September, 2013
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
by Sarah Brookes on Fri, 13th September, 2013
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
by Emma Courtney on Tue, 10th September, 2013
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
by Ciara O Neill and Patrick Bradley on Sun, 8th September, 2013
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
by Aideen on Sun, 8th September, 2013
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!
by Lauren & Eamon on Sat, 7th September, 2013
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
by Geraldine & John on Sat, 7th September, 2013
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
by Brian Boen on Fri, 6th September, 2013
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