Markree Castle - A fully restored fairy-tale castle
Markree Castle, a stunning fairy-tale castle nestled in the Sligo countryside is said to be of such beauty that it part-inspired the hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. The castle re-opened in March 2017 as an exclusive wedding and event venue following a €12 million renovation that lasted two years. The impressive 17th century joins the Corscadden family’s exclusive “Romantic Castles of Ireland” portfolio.
An Outstanding Transformation
The renovation has been completed to an awe-inspiring standard. All derelict areas are now completely restored and original features have been saved where possible. Areas that were beyond repair have been re-created to the highest standard by teams of skilled workmen from all over Europe. Antique paintings and furniture fill the castle and the original rose gardens are beginning to see spring buds once again.
Licensed to hold Ceremonies
The wedding and events team is in place and looking forward to welcoming some very special guests to the unique and exclusive venue that is Markree Castle. A uniquely charming wedding venue, the castle and its grounds are available exclusively to you and your guests for the duration of your wedding day. For those couples wishing to tie the knot at the venue, the castle offers an elegant chapel – the perfect location in which to say your vows. After the ceremony relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before greeting your guests in the magnificent Library and Grand Hall.
The splendid Grand Golden Ballroom can comfortably host up to 190 guests for a gourmet five course meal. Once the formalities of the wedding celebration are completed, guests are invited to retire to the castles Entertainment Suite. With vaulted ceilings, an enclosed outdoor courtyard, a Gin Bar, large dance floor, full pub bar, a country kitchen serving tea and coffee, a cozy sitting room with real fire and a lounge area the Entertainment Suite is a truly special offering for every wedding party.