Wedding Testimonials

We had the most incredible wedding day at Markree Castle, it is a beautiful venue and we couldn't recommend it more. The food is amazing and there are so many options to chose from it really caters to all tastes. Deirdre and Helena made all of the planning so easy and ensured every detail was thought of on the day - all in the most lovely, helpful manner. The whole team in Markree are so friendly and professional, all of our friends and family felt at home there.
Elaine & John - November 2022
We could not be happier with their support and guidance from start to finish. Every query was answered quickly and everything we planned and hoped for was delivered on the day. All guests were looked after on the day including ourselves and everyone had only praise for the service. A special appreciation for Deirdre (leading up to the day) and Helena (leading up and on the day). Both were incredible, professional, supportive and made us feel at ease and helped the day go smoothly. I would have no reservations recommending Markree as a wedding venue, it makes for the most picturesque and memorable day.
Trish & James - October 2022
If you’re considering Markree Castle for your wedding then go for it. You will never regret it. We found Markree online during lockdown and from the email correspondence to digital tours we already knew before visiting this was the venue for us. The whole team are incredible- Dierdre, Nicholas and Eoin especially. (And Lee and his army of chefs!!!) We tweaked their packages to suit our specific needs and everything felt tailored and personalised. The day went without a hitch and the team were so accommodating to ad hoc spur of the moment requests. The food is genuinely exceptional- I am really hard to please but this was genuinely the meal of my life so far. Having such an awesome venue totally to your wedding is so rare and to have the whole day actually in the castle and not a Markree is a real exception to the norm. Our guests are still raving about the whole day and we simple cannot thank the whole team enough. We might just have to renew our vows again in the future to get another day there. Thank you.
Rebecca & Mel - August 2022
Markree Castle is the most magical venue - we could not have been happier! It was the perfect setting for our romantic fairytale wedding. Deirdre, Nicholas, and the rest of the staff are so helpful and warm - we felt at-home right away. We rented the castle for 3 nights - arriving for the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding and leaving 2 days after the wedding. It was so wonderful to wake up on the morning already where we needed to be, and to be able to go back to our room whenever needed. Plus, the wedding day goes by so fast - we loved having the full day after to relax and enjoy the castle / chat to our guests. (We hosted a murder-mystery game the day after - would definitely recommend that, the setting made it so special!) One of our favorite things about Markree is that there are so many cozy rooms / sitting areas where you can enjoy a chat with a smaller group. It may seem like a small thing, but we've been to a lot of weddings this year, and this is something we found ourselves wishing for at all of them. We chose the WB Yeats package - all of the food was delicious. The bartender/s made excellent cocktails throughout our time there. The late night food in the butler's pantry was delightful - everyone loved it and are still talking about it. For our ceremony, we did initially plan to have it outside, but the wind and rain prevented us. That was totally fine though, because Markree's chapel was a gorgeous alternative. Plus, the day after was sunny and beautiful, so we got to enjoy the grounds anyway. It's been a few months now, and we're still reminiscing about the wedding and the castle. We're still receiving compliments from our guests on how amazing the wedding was - truly in great part to the venue. Thank you so much, Markree, we will certainly be back to visit.
Marc & Jordyn - July 2022
Markree Castle is just a fantastic place to get married. It was definitely my fairy tale come true. The team at Markree Castle are fantastic and you will not be disappointed . Thank you Markree x
Grainne & Paul - July 2022
In June, I finally had the wedding I’ve been dreaming of. The castle was breath-taking, the bridal suite amazing (I definitely want to stay there again!!), the food delectable, and the wedding coordinators truly superheroes for being so accommodating and helpful when I needed recommendations for cake, hair and makeup, you name it. The day of was so relaxing, they took care of all my needs, and I wish I could do it all over again. You can’t go wrong having an event here. I’ll be talking about this day and experience with everyone for the next few years. I hope I can come back to celebrate an anniversary!
Brittany & Oisin - June 2022
We truly had the best wedding at Markree Castle and we couldn’t recommend it highly enough. From the first time we met Deirdre, when we were looking at venues, she was so welcoming and we knew we were in the best hands. She was always there to offer advice and help in planning not only the wedding day, but the evening before. But it wasn’t just Deirdre who is amazing, everyone at Markree - Nicholas, all the waiting & bar staff and the cleaners - everyone was so amazing and gave us such a warm welcome. They made us and our guests feel so special and at home. Everyone was raving about the food and the service. They have an awesome team. Thanks Markree for helping us to have an unforgettable wedding.
Gillian & Chris - May 2022
Markree Castle was perfect from start to finish. Having gotten engaged during Covid, we booked Markree after a brief visit to a dark, empty castle. Even without the chandeliers lit and the fire crackling, we knew it was special and it was exactly that on our big day. We dealt with Deirdre for all of the organisation and she was brilliant. She was always on hand with advice and clarification and both were given promptly and honestly. On the day, Nicholas and Markree catering staff were impeccable . The food was out of this world and all of our guests raved about it. We loved having the castle private to our wedding guests and the guests loved exploring the nooks and crannies. Our first dance in the outdoor courtyard went down a treat. Markree is classy, intimate and luxurious and is worth every cent.
Fiona & Finnian - May 2022
We had an Irish/US wedding at Markree and it was absolutely fantastic! Deirdre and Nicholas and all the staff were 5 star service from day one! A very exclusive atmosphere at the castle yet a very warm and welcome atmosphere which you usually don’t get at castles. Without doubt the most elegant of castles in Ireland and a treasure for the northwest!
Colin & Anamarie - May 2022
What can we say, a truly amazing venue and all the staff made our wedding day so special. Everything was fantastic and so well organized from start to finish. The food on the day was perfectly cooked from starters to dessert and right through to breakfast the following morning. Every guest was amazed by the venue and we couldn't recommend highly enough.
Barry & Jennifer - April 2022