The term "fairy-tale wedding" is overused, but this 14th-century castle is no cliché. The grand stone structure is surrounded by 500 acres that include idyllic gardens, the River Unsin, and a flock of sheep that roam the meadows. The castle sleeps up to 70 guests in spacious rooms with cozy beds covered in duck-down duvets, as well as modern amenities like flat-screen TVs. The kitchen staff prepares Irish specialties like locally made sausage and brown soda bread.
Guest Activities:Clay-pigeon-shooting excursions are a popular diversion and the Markree Riding Stables will set you off on scenic rides in the castle's parks or along nearby beaches.
Wedding 411: Up to 170 guests can witness your nuptials in the chapel, and then celebrate in the castle's lounge. Reception menus highlight local fare and include wines supplied by the castle's own collection.
Fees: From 1,000 euros per night midweek to 2,000 euros on weekends October to May; from 2,000 euros per night midweek to 3,000 euros on weekends June to September. Guest rooms from 6,000 euros for use of all 30.Ryan Doe