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A storybook setting for a personalized wedding

Dromoland Castle, a magnificent historic Renaissance structure built in the sixteenth century and surrounded by a 410 acre estate, provides a delightful variety of venues for wedding ceremonies, receptions and photographs.  Complemented by luxurious accommodations, grand yet welcoming common areas, unparalleled service, dining selections to satisfy the most discriminating palate and recreational activities galore, Dromoland Castle suits any style of nuptials, from magnificent to intimate, traditional to informal.

There is a great sense of arrival for the wedding party and guests as they traverse the magical winding approach to the Castle’s Kincora Gallery, with its separate entrance, vaulted ceilings and beautifully crafted floor-to-ceiling windows.  Just beyond lies Brian Boru Hall, the venue for wedding celebrations hosting from 120 to 300 guests.  The majestic Hall -- named in honor of the High King of Ireland whose descendants made the Castle their ancestral home -- features arched balconies, heraldic banners, chandeliered ceilings and rich wood paneling, creating a uniquely romantic atmosphere.  It is served by a dedicated kitchen and bakery and further complimented by two preparation rooms (the Norse Room and the Celt Room), a walled garden ideal for receptions and a nearby honeymoon suite, one of several with special amenities and unique layouts.

Venues for smaller celebrations in the Castle include The Terrace Room and The Drawing Room, suitable for parties of 31 to 70 people and 10 to 30 people, respectively.  The Terrace Room welcomes the outdoors in, with two walls of windows and an open, airy feel, while The Drawing Room is cozy and warm, graced by a fireplace and portraits of the Irish royalty that once walked the Castle halls.  Both offer views of classic Irish estate scenery, including stone terraces leading the eye to lush green lawns, a lovely fountain and the graceful white “Temple of Mercury” folly framed by ancient woodlands.

Wedding coordinator Margaret Daly personifies Dromoland Castle’s commitment to ensuring a fairytale matrimonial experience.  Her credo: “It isn’t enough to meet expectations; we must exceed them.”  And exceed them she does, if the thank-you notes she receives -- and the many return visits for anniversaries and holidays -- are any indication.

With standards such as these, Margaret and her team excel in making wedding dreams a reality, personalizing each aspect of the celebration and attending to every detail, from scheduling the initial consultation to planning multi-day guest itineraries.  The reception receives special attention, of course; a wide selection of menu items has been carefully designed to incorporate the very best of locally-sourced ingredients, allowing the bride and groom to personalize their choices while benefiting from the expertise and imagination of Executive Chef David McCann.  The banquet service team offers unparalleled service as well -- deft and attentive but never intrusive.

In addition, every celebration is offered the following value-added amenities:

  • Dromoland Castle’s commitment to hosting only one wedding party per day;
  • Complementary hosting in the venue of choice;
  • A complimentary bridal suite for the wedding night;
  • Complimentary personalized menus and place cards;
  • Specially discounted room rates for guests, and
  • Use of the picturesque demesne for wedding day photography and video, including the Folly, the marvelous walled gardens with their ancient gateways, Lough Dromoland, the lawns and, of course, the Castle itself.

The weddings team is also pleased to recommend ancillary service providers, each of them a professional eager to ensure that plans are executed to perfection.  These include the expert staff of The Spa at Dromoland, experienced drivers with a range of luxury and vintage vehicles, a properly outfitted coachman and classic horse-drawn carriage, a welcoming bagpiper, floral design professionals, jazz trios, string quartets, dance bands and D.J.s and wedding cake artisans.

Dromoland Castle:  where dreams of a fairytale “I do” come true


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  • Dear Mark,

    May we thank you most sincerely for the warm welcome Margaret, Nico and you gave to our wedding guests and ourselves last month. We cannot praise Dromoland enough for what was a magical day for us both. The professionalism of your team shone through from the moment our guests checked in, until the moment they left.

    In particular, we want to pay tribute to Margaret, who responded without hesitation to every request, went above and beyond the call of duty before the big day, was so helpful and took a load off our
    mind. Margaret- you are an excellent ambassador for the castle.

    Nico, made sure the meal ran so smoothly, and efficiently, quite a few of our guests commented on this. He is a consummate professional. We feel we got excellent value for money having our reception at Dromoland Castle, our expectations were exceeded from the moment Shay handed our a glass of champagne. Our guests were 'blown away' at the attention to detail by you. The meal was outstanding in both quality and quantity, please pass on our compliments to the chefs .We couldn't recommend Dromoland Castle highly enough. Thank you once again for giving us a day(and late night) to remember. We can't wait for our next visit to the castle!

    Yours Sincerely,
    Derek & Niamh

    Submitted by Derek & Niamh

  • Hi Margaret,

    I just wanted to drop you a quick thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day so very special. We only got back from honeymoon last week and are still in a whirlwind about our magical weekend. We had the time of our lives and judging by the responses we have had from our guests, so did everyone else. There were lots of comments about the gorgeous setting, the great service and the food. People were flabbergasted at how the chef cooked 200 steaks to order and cooked them all so perfectly. Please pass on our thanks to the chef.

    Overall, the wedding was completely seamless, everything went like clockwork and your staff were just fantastic. There was always someone to help me out or calm me down. haha.

    Anyway, official thank you notes are on their way but I wanted to make sure you knew how grateful we were for all the hard work you put into it.

    Many thanks again for everything
    Pete and Sammy

    Submitted by Pete and Sammy

  • Hi Margaret

    I hope you are well. We had a fabulous day, the day of our wedding. We were really delighted with everything and everyone is still raving about the meal and the wedding. Thanks very much to you all at Dromoland. Quite a few of our friends are planning a trip back to Dromoland.

    We had a lovely time on our Honeymoon. We got back last week so getting back to normality.

    Thanks again.
    Anne and Paul

    Submitted by Anne and Paul

  • Hope you are keeping well? Just wanted to drop a quick note to say thanks for all the help on our wedding day. Everything went very smoothly and we couldn't have been happier with everything the hotel staff did for us. While it went even more smoothly that we could have expected we understand the work that goes on in the background to get it to that position.

    Can you also pass on our thanks to Ann Romer, both Siobhan and I were absolutely delighted with the flowers we were amazed with the detail on the bouquets and it was a real pleasure looking at them when we were sitting on the top table.

    Also, thanks to yourself you were absolutely great in taking the pressure off and helping to make things run smoothly.
    Many thanks and hope to see you again in the future at some stage, we'll definitely be back.

    Barry & Siobhan

    Submitted by Barry & Siobhan

  • I am sorry this is so late, but I just wanted to thank you and all the staff and Dromoland for the wonderful wedding that we had in March. Everything was great, from the minute our guests drove onto the grounds, through the wedding festivities and then finally the departure. You made us all feel welcome and the castle looked fantastic. The people you recommended, such as Anne did a marvelous job in making the day special for Jessica and Jason as well as for Jan and I. I can't tell you how many wonderful comments we have received about the castle, the grounds, the rooms, the breakfasts the food at the wedding and the overwhelming graciousness of the people who work there who attended to our guests.

    Jessica set up a website for all to post their pictures and each time new ones are added there are scenes that I didn't get to see, though I have been there three times now. Can't wait till the final wedding photos come!


  • Dear Margaret,

    I have been meaning to write and thank you since Ingrid's marriage to Anders on the 29th March this year. Margaret, you made the day a most memorable for all of us. Everything went so well, as one guest wrote that from the moment she and her husband arrived at Dromoland on the Friday night, to when they left on Sunday they were totally uplifted.

    The hotel was a marvelous venue and your organization for the day was excellent and without exception. Margaret, this letter of thanks is late in coming but words cannot express my thanks as Ingrid's mum for all that you did. You did more than the call of duty, so once again many thanks for a truly marvelous wedding day.

    Yours sincerely,

    Submitted by Althia

  • Margaret,

    On behalf of Conor & I, we would like to say a big thank you for making our day so special.

    Everything went smoothly and everyone enjoyed the day.

    The food was magnificent and the service perfect.

    Best of luck for all the future weddings, we will certainly recommend Dromoland Castle.


    Submitted by Michele

  • Margaret,

    Just a quick note from Johannesburg to say thanks so much for everything. We had the most fantastic day and everyone in Dromoland was so kind and helpful to us. We are so grateful for all your help since last December. No issue was too large or small and you just made things seem so easy.

    Looking forward to returning to Dromoland in the years ahead to relive the memories of our day which you helped make so special.

    Kind Regards,
    Laura & Peter

    Submitted by Laura & Peter

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