Markree castle Wedding
Markree Castle Wedding

Markree Castle is an old Irish country mansion in Collooney Co. Sligo, and actually on my doorstep. It’s the venue where I work the most in Sligo. Every year I shoot a lot of weddings in this venue. If you consider a castle wedding it’s number one not only in Sligo but I think is one of the finest castles in Ireland.

Markree Castle looks totally different today than it was a couple of years ago. Now it’s an amazing place with high-quality service, and an impressive interior design to the highest standard. Starting from accommodation for couples a beautiful detail-decorated dining room and an old chapel with lots of character. It can really make an impact when you see it live.

Also, their garden is perfect for your wedding photos. I do not like it if it’s over-manicured. If the area is more natural-looking it’s better for your natural-looking photographs. If you consider a castle celebration for your big day this is your number one, not only in Sligo but I think is one of the finest castles in Ireland


You visit Markree Castle for the first time and you will know straight away “I love to get married here”. From the luxurious dining room to the entertainment suite downstairs in the basement for the party after the meal. As dog lovers we loved the Irish Wolfhound Roisin that lived at the castle and were eager to include her in our wedding, she even made it to our pictures. Having the whole castle for ourselves is so great.

The choice of the month was July, this is the best time for the wedding party. We were lucky with the weather to be able to have our drinks reception on the castle terrace and our photographs were taken among the beautiful grounds which included a charming boathouse. Not every wedding is as relaxed as this one.

Today’s Markree Castle wedding is laid back story of Caroline and Sean, who get married in a local church in Sligo with celebration and late-night dancing in Markree. It was nice to photograph all the drink reception when guests flooded outside to enjoy champagne in the sunshine. This time I work with one of my recommended videographers George from “White and Gold”

Do not wait. If you are about to check to get married in 2021 let’s check this wedding venue. Contact Markree Castle team Nicholas or Dierdre. They are there to show you the interior of the place and the grounds. I’m sure you will be smitten by how beautiful after an extensive renovation this place looks.


“Until you pick the perfect venue, your wedding is a series of dreams and ideas, so selecting the right place can take time. Firstly, try to decide what’s important to you your top three ‘must-haves. This could be an exclusive venue, like Markree Castle rooms it could be driven by the number of guests, the style of service that you want or the space for your civil ceremony. Once you have this in mind, you can start to narrow down your search.

“Your ‘must haves’ as mentioned above, are a good place to start – if you would like exclusive use, is there additional accommodation on the grounds or nearby? How many guests can be accommodated, details of the menus available, where will the evening’s entertainment take place and until what time?


I’d also ask things like can the ceremony take place indoors and outdoors, and whether will there be a dedicated wedding coordinator to liaise with. Look for a venue with an experienced team who you can trust to oversee every detail and make your wedding dreams a reality.” Contact the venue for the celebration cost or request the Markree Castle wedding brochure.

Direction to Markree Castle:

From Dublin: on the N4 Collooney roundabout take the 3rd exit continuously for 300 m that entrance to Markree Castle is on your right.