We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you decide if Markree will suit your needs:
Can I get married at Markree Castle?: Markree 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)
Can my guests stay onsite?: There 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?: Our maximum number for a seated banquet is 170. The minimum number for exclusive use of the castle is 60 though we regularly host smaller weddings on a non-exclusive basis.
Can I have Markree Castle exclusively for the day?: Markree offers exclusive hire for wedding parties over 60 guests. There is no exclusive use fee.
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.