Markree Castle is a stunning Gothic style castle wedding venue, set in the heart of the Sligo countryside. It is an authentic, relaxed and uniquely charming property, where you will find yourself truly immersed.


Markree Castle is a stunning Gothic style castle wedding venue set in the heart of the Sligo countryside. It is an authentic, relaxed and uniquely charming property, where you will find yourself truly immersed.

The castle and the grounds are offered exclusively to you and your guests for your big day and there are thousands of possibilities! Gather for a ceremony in the castle’s chapel and enjoy a delicious selection of food and drink in the various drawing rooms. Your gourmet five-course dinner would be served in the Grand Golden Ballroom, which can seat up to 170 guests and, following dinner, guests can enjoy festivities beneath the castle’s vaulted ceilings.

Civil Ceremonies

For a wedding ceremony, you need a venue with a real sense of occasion. Very few places that host wedding receptions can offer ceremony locations quite as stunning as those at Markree.

If you have always dreamt of a traditional wedding, the chapel at Markree will fit your needs perfectly. Lined with dark wood panelling, beautiful stained glass windows and an original organ, this is an intimate but impressive room for your ceremony.

If you would prefer to say your vows amidst the beauty of the great outdoors, the stunning natural setting of the castle terrace, which overlooks the estate’s manicured lawns, rose gardens and wishing well, may just be the perfect place for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get married in Markree Castle?

Markree Castle can host civil ceremonies/partnerships, which take place in the original Cooper family chapel. There are a number of churches, of all denominations, close by. Couples also regularly choose to use the chapel for blessings; while you are welcome to bring your own priest or minister, there are a number of options available locally.

Is there a function room at Markree Castle?

No, not as such. Part of the uniqueness of Markree is that there are no function rooms in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, you and your guests will use the castle as you would your own home, with your reception in the main hall, dinner in the dining room and dancing in the lounge on the purpose-built dance floor. The atmosphere and ambiance at Markree Castle makes for a very special day for you and your guests.

Can my guests stay on-site?

There are 30 en-suite guest bedrooms in the castle and special rates are offered to guests. There are also self-catering cottages situated in the old farmyard buildings. Altogether, accommodation on the estate can be offered for over 110 people.

How many wedding guests can be catered for?

The maximum number of guests Markree Castle can cater for at a seated banquet is 170.

Is there a list of recommended suppliers?

The castle's team would be happy to provide a list of local suppliers they have close working relationships with, should this be of interest to you during the planning stages of your event.

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"From the moment we arrived at Markree we knew it was the venue for us, and we had visited quite a few! The team were so positive and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, and I don’t think we heard the word ‘no’ once. They listened to the plans for our Civil Partnership and worked diligently to ensure every detail was delivered. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food, venue and accommodation and are still talking about it. We take away nothing but happy memories and look forward to return visits!"

Gerard & Shane, Ireland