Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you decide if a castle wedding at Markree will suit your needs:

Can I get married at Markree Castle?

Markree Castle ChapelMarkree is available for civil ceremonies and partnerships which take place in the original family chapel. Please contact the civil registrar’s office in Sligo on 071-9155115 for details.

There are a number of churches, of all denominations, close by.

Couples also regularly choose the chapel at Markree for blessings;  while you are very welcome to bring your own priest or minister, there are a few other options available: Dara Molloy (Celtic Christian Monk), Bishop Buckley (independent ministry) Tom Colton (Spiritualist- also licensed to perform civil marriages)

For more information, please visit our Ceremonies page.


Do you have a function room?

F&K 233No, 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.   The atmosphere and ambiance make for a very special day for you and your guests.  Like a house party in a castle!


Can my guests stay onsite?

Markree Castle BedroomThere are 30 ensuite guest bedrooms in the castle. We are happy to arrange special room rates & packages for your guests. We also have several self catering cottages, situated in the old farmyard buildings.  Altogether there is accommodation for over 110 people on site.



How many wedding guests can you cater for?

I&M 457Our maximum number for a seated banquet is 170 and we regularly hold smaller weddings.




Where can I see photos and picture of weddings at the castle?

Check out our Gallery Page for some pictures of real Markree weddings provided with thanks by local photographer Darek Smietana and Sasfi Hope-Ross, both of whom have more photos of Markree weddings that they would be happy to provide you with.


Do you have a list of local suppliers? Bands, florists, photographers…?




We would be happy to furnish you with a list of recommended local suppliers from bands, to chair covers.


How much does it all cost?

Castle Wedding VenueEach wedding at Markree is unique.  We have a range of packages to suit all budgets but we are very happy to accommodate and ideas you might have.  We also regularly devise special packages or mix and match packages to fit within your budget.  Please have a look at our packages as a starting point and feel free to contact us with any ideas you might have.