Markree Castle

Markree Castle

Introducing The Ultimate Castle Destination...


Markree Castle

Introducing The Ultimate Castle Destination...

About Markree Castle

Markree Castle, with its relaxed atmosphere, picture-perfect 500-acre grounds and luxury accommodation, provides the ideal location to celebrate a wedding, and the freedom to create a wedding you have always dreamed of. On your wedding day, arrive by wedding car or if you want something more unique, arrive by boat to our boathouse, or by horse and carriage or on horseback through our ‘port la couer’ at the front of the castle.

Part of the uniqueness of Markree is that you and your guests use Markree as you would your own home, with a drinks’ reception in the Grand Hall in front of the fire, a five-course banquet in our unique individual adjoining dining rooms and dancing in the specially designed entertainment suite, which features a Gin and Whiskey bar. It’s like a house party in a castle! Guests can use our Butlers kitchen – a hidden gem where late night food and the wedding cake are served with tea and coffee, while the wedding couple can relax before dinner with their own private mini bar in our Billiard Room.

Markree Castle is the perfect place for a destination wedding in Ireland. The privacy of up to 210...

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wedding guests is ensured by the extensive estate and the castle’s countryside location. Each guest is made feel like royalty by not only the extravagant venue, but the exemplary level of service provided by each member of staff. Our award-winning wedding team take the stress out of planning a wedding from abroad – they are always at hand to answer any phone calls, emails, or even video call!

Our magical Markree wedding package includes exclusive use of Markree Castle, which offers a stunning setting with mature trees, a rose garden and grounds along the river Unshin for unforgettable photographs. The package also includes a dedicated wedding team to advise couples on every aspect of their day. The most important part of the package and the real highlight of the day is the five-course wedding banquet. Using only the finest of locally-produced ingredients, we guarantee a superb dining experience for you and your guests.

A stunning range of luxury guest accommodation is available at Markree Castle. The 31 en-suite castle bedrooms are the epitome of luxury. The Wedding Suite is much more than a suite - it's a three-room apartment located in the oldest part of the castle, down flag-stoned corridors, boasting an open fire and in-room bar!

Markree Castle is registered for civil ceremonies and partnerships, which can take place in a choice of five different locations including our onsite chapel, which boasts beautiful stained-glass windows and an antique church organ, or among the rich décor in the Grand Hall.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to say your vows amid the beauty of the great outdoors, we have three outdoor locations: the stunning natural setting of the castle terrace – which overlooks the rose garden, under the trees in our landscaped forest or perhaps a ceremony among our manicured gardens may be the perfect spot for you to say “I do”.

Markree Castle weddings are personal and bespoke, celebrating who you are as a couple. We are here to make your dream wedding come true so contact us today to arrange a private viewing of Markree Castle.


  • “Deirdre, Nicholas and all the team at Markree ensured we had our perfect wedding weekend in this beautiful castle. Planning the weekend was made simple with the help of Deirdre's expertise and helpful manner! The day ran without a hitch, our guests were blown away by the standard of the food and we couldn't have been happier with the service. ”
    January 2020
  • “I cannot praise Deirdre, Nicholas and the whole team highly enough. The whole experience was amazing, they went above and beyond to make the day perfect for us. The castle is like staying in a 5 star hotel, the standard of rooms and amenities are exemplary. The food was fantastic, people were blown away by the castle and team. ”
    August 2019
  • “We got married in Markree Castle in December 2019. One word – Magical. Beautiful setting, amazing food, outstanding staff and service.
    Our experience was amazing from the first moment we met Deirdre and the team. If you want a fairy-tale castle venue like no other Markree Castle is the venue for you. We can’t recommend it enough. ”
    December 2019
  • “We had the most amazing wedding in Markree Castle. The castle is breathtaking day and night. However, Deirdre, Nicholas and the rest of the team are what really makes it so special. The food was so amazing all our guests commented on it and every tiny detail was taken care of. ”
    October 2019

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  • Only Castle Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way
  • 31 en-suite bedrooms in castle, plus self-catering cottages
  • Onsite private chapel
  • Surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful Sligo countryside
  • Selection of various civil ceremony locations

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