Markree Castle – Sligo Wedding Venue

September 29, 2020

If you are looking for a fairytale location that will make all of your wedding day fantasies come true, this is one amazing wedding venue that you will definitely want to consider for your big day.

Markree Castle is an authentic, historistic Irish Castle located in the north-west of Ireland on the route of the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way and just 10 minutes drive from my home. I couldn’t be more lucky to have one of the finest castles in Ireland just around the corner. I have had many occasions of shooting weddings in there and I can assure you that this is one place that can offer you everything in one package. Beautifully set in the heart of the rolling Sligo countryside and surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens, which are a perfect location for all kind of wedding photography – from your formal group family photos to your intimate, chilled Bride & Groom session. You must note that this is an exclusive hire venue so can offer privacy and intimacy for you and all your wedding guests during your whole stay. An added bonus is that you will get to meet new friend – the Irish Wolfhound Roisin that lives at the castle, has an amazing personality and loves photos.

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Gardens

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Roisin, Castle's Irish Wolfhound

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Outdoor Reception

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Indoors

For ones who don’t know full story – Markree Castle was reopened in March 2017 after extensive renovations to the highest standards and proudly joined the family of Romantic Castles of Ireland. At every stage of the renovation process, the character and history of Markree has been carefully protected and restored with attention to details and its past history.

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Bride & Groom Session Opportunity

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Reception

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Spechees

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Cosy Reception

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Entertaiment Area

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The Perfect Place for Your ''Getting Ready'' Photos

The Wedding Suite is located in the heart of the castle in its older part. It’s the three-room wedding apartment that offers luxurious space,  down flag-stoned corridors, open fire and in-room bar!

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Your Ceremony in the Chapel

This venue has its own original Victorian Gothic chapel with beautiful stained glass windows. Would you imagine to find more perfect place for your civil ceremony?
 
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... or in the Gardens

Markree Castle is surrounded by picture perfect garden, which looks amazing at every season. You will find there mature trees, a rose garden and endless grounds along the river Unshin, including a boathouse and woodland walk. Markree’s gardens are a great location for an outdoor ceremony and reception.
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Location for Bride & Groom session

Would you imagine better scenery for your Bride & Groom session? It’s not only beautiful but also a huge time saver, when the venue has amazing photo opportunities just on site.
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Luxurious Dining Rooms

Elegant & bright, beautifully decorated dining room. You will find there gold leaf decors, stunning mouldings around the ceiling, ornate mirrors,  chandeliers, curved doorways and much more. I also love a deep colour of carpet which goes beautifully with many choices of decorations.
 
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Dance Area

The entertainment suite is located downstairs in the basement and has specially designed dance floor. It’s a perfect location for the party after your meal and breathes completely new life to your wedding day.
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Butlers Kitchen

It’s a hidden gem with an amazing atmosphere, where late night food and the wedding cake are served with tea and coffee. Perfect when you get hungry during your dancing!
 
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If you love this place, I would highly recommend to get in touch as soon as possible and visit in person. Simply contact Markree Castle wedding coordinator – Deirdre or other team members, they are there to show you everything and answer any kind of questions. With no doubt you will be amazed how beautifully this place looks.
 
If You Would Like to See More…
 
I would love you to look at some of the photographs that I have captured at Markree Castle during last years and give you a proof that this is a venue perfect for every season! 
 
  1. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF MOLLY & ROSS
  2. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF ALMA & CONOR
  3. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF SOPHIE & DAVID
  4. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF REKHA & RONAN
  5. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF LINDSAY & KEVIN
  6. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF SAMANTHA & LARRY
  7. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF EMILY & DANIEL
  8. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF LORENA & TOM
  9. MARKREE CASTLE WEDDING OF OLIVER & MARIA
 

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