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Belleek Castle Hotel

Belleek Castle, Belleek Woods, Ballina, Mayo
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Belleek Castle... Your Authentic Castle Experience

Belleek Castle an iconic castle, gourmet restaurant & hotel is the ideal romantic venue for your wedding day. All the charming rooms throughout are stunning to view and are furnished with period decor creating a wonderful homely & tranquil atmosphere with open log fires keeping the romantic spirit of the castle alive.

The castle has various wedding venues available, which can cater for small or very large weddings. The Medieval Banquet Hall can cater for parties up to 180 people & can be enhanced with the addition of a pig roasted on a spit on the 13th Century fireplace. Civil ceremonies can be catered for in the  ceremony room in the restored stables at Belleek Castle.

The enchanting Castle is located in 200 acres of woodland. The gardens are a beautiful backdrop for photos on the day, and there are many romantic photographic opportunities inside as well. The grandeur and the splendour of the iconic country house, our exquisite food, as well as our excellent service and attentive hospitality combines to make your wedding day at Belleek a truly memorable occasion.

Everyone deserves a tailored and unforgettable “Special Day”, that’s our philosophy. Your every wish and dream will be taken care by the wedding team at Belleek Castle’s, who will be on hand to ensure that everything is just as you imagined in the lead up to and on your big day.

To plan your fairytale wedding or to get more information contact our dedicated wedding team on +353 (0) 9622400 or via email [email protected]


71 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 27th Feb 2023
Wedding 14th Feb 2023
We had our wedding here from the moment we got there we were taking care off by staff drinks and the scones with cream were beautiful the rooms were gorgeous amazing beds the food was the best food we had ever we couldn't fault it at all we're both glad we had our wedding here and would recommend it to any couple oh and breakfast the next morning is another amazing thing. Thanks Eva and staff. Your purple rain cocktail was perfect.
Laura Gibbons
Added 9th Jan 2023
Wedding 31st Dec 2022
We had our wedding here on New Years Eve and it was brilliant. Everyone of our guests loved the venue as it has so many interesting features, the food was fantastic and guests in particular enjoyed the drunken bullock - not a bad word about the food- which is amazing for a wedding meal!!I highly compliment Eva and all of her team for being so polite and relaxed on the day, whilst making the day run on time and smoothly. One of the best things was the meal ran on time and we weren't waiting for hours for any part of it, which we greatly appreciated. The venue itself serves as an incredible winter wedding, with the open fires and candles making it a beautiful moody place to be. Guests came up to us to comment on the great manner of the wait staff, which was lovely to hear and a credit to all those working there on the night. We took the offer of having a tour guide for our guests and we joined in aswell - we got to Grace O'Malley's bed!!that tour was really enjoyed and was something a bit different to the usual entertainment before dinner. Overall I can't fault Belleek Castle, they gave us a fantastic day and one we will treasure.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Daer Laura and Jason, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us on your wedding day.The tour of the museum is an amazing touch and guests love it!! It was a great pleasure helping you plan your special day. Thank you for choosing Belleek Castle. We look forward to welcoming you back to the castle in the near future. Best Wishes. Eva and Team.
Added 28th Feb 2023
Wedding 2nd Dec 2022
Belleek Castle is a enchanting venue for a wedding. The castle is beautiful and ornate. The staff is second to none . The food is beyond delicious. I would recommend Belleek for any size wedding. They are extremely accommodating and have relationships with several suppliers which makes planning very easy. I can’t say enough about how much I loved the wedding at Belleek.
Mel & Momme
Added 12th Dec 2022
Wedding 18th Nov 2022
We had the most fantastic wedding ceremony and celebrations in Belleek! The Stables, where we held the ceremony, is the most beautiful rustic space and was the absolute perfect location for our service. The food was delicious and each of our guests spoke so highly of the service and all of the staff on the day – they all really made the difference! The atmosphere throughout the whole Castle really is so magical and gave us such a wonderful backdrop for the day. We cannot speak highly enough about Eva, the Wedding & Events Manager, who went above and beyond to make sure that every little detail on the day was perfect and had everything under control – especially calming a very nervous bride on the way into the Stables ???? The whole day was so magical and we would highly recommend Belleek for anyone looking for a unique and magical wedding/event location!
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Dear Imelda and Momme, Thank you so much for your lovely words.Your day was just perfect and we were so thrilled to play a part in your celebrations. Thank you for choosing us. We hope to catch up with you in the near future. Eva and all the Team at Belleek Castle.
Added 5th Dec 2022
Wedding 2nd Nov 2022
We had a small family-only wedding with the ceremony in the castle and Eva went out of her way to make this day so special for us. She offered her advice on each aspect of the day without pressuring us and helped us with all of the planning, we really felt she went above and beyond for us and her demeanor throughout was so warm and professional. The venue itself is spectacular. There wasn't a single thing about the day that we would've changed with the exception of the weather!
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Dear Michelle and Jack Thank you so much for choosing us for your magical intimate wedding. The day could not have been more perfect for you all. We cannot wait to welcome you back. Best wishes Eva and Team at the castle.
Amy Jane Heffernan
Added 19th Oct 2022
Wedding 8th Oct 2022
Belleek is a great venue and we had the most amazing wedding in October 2022. The grounds are perfect for pictures after the ceremony. Eva was great to communicate with on the run up to our wedding. Katie looked after us during the wedding day and she's a real pro. Benefits to having your wedding here is they do your seating plan board for you which is a great plus, one less job to do. There is also a option to have a gin table at the drinks reception which looked great and our quests enjoyed this. The separate room for the cake was perfect and we had polaroid cameras set up here, which looked great. They have nice big table here to display all. Service staff were excelled and very well trained during our meal. We opted for the white seat covers which looked beautiful. One tip for couples planning there wedding here is to get someone you trust to hand out the place names before the meal and arrange a bus/taxi for your guests to bring them back to their accommodation after the night. As we couldn't stay the night before due to another event on, I, the bride got ready early that morning in Belleek with my bridesmaids, Hairdresser & MUA. We arrived at 7am and the room we had downstairs had the fire on and the porter brought us coffees and a delicious breakfast. It was great for pre wedding photos. A lovely experience to start the say. I was also able to go up to the bridal suite which was ready to take photos before we left for the church. Overall, we chose Belleek for their food and it exceeded our expectations!
Sinéad OBrien
Added 26th Sep 2022
Wedding 16th Sep 2022
Food was delicious and all the staff were so helpful. Bar service was very slow at beginning of reception but was quickly rectified once it was highlighted. I think for older guests who may have mobility issues it poses a higher risk of falls given the uneven steps etc but this is the nature of a castle. The venue is stunning and so authentic.
Jillian Mulvany
Added 11th Dec 2022
Wedding 24th Jul 2022
The Wedding Team at Belleek Castle were fantastic to deal with and helped made our day even more special. Thanks so much again guys! Would highly recommend as a wedding venue.
Jessica Low and Nick Johnson
Added 20th Oct 2022
Wedding 13th Jul 2022
We planned an overseas wedding, which made everything a little more difficult as we weren't familiar with vendors. The team at Belleek Castle made everything so easy for us, helping us find the perfect band, photographer, and accommodations for the guests. They handled everything, so that our guests and bridal party simply got to enjoy themselves. As the bride and groom, we were able to just focus on enjoying ourselves. Everyone who attended said it was the most fun they'd ever had at a wedding.
Angelina & Shaun
Added 29th Nov 2022
Wedding 9th Jul 2022
There are no words that could fully describe how amazing the venue and staff were both on the day and through the planning, we could not recommend Belleek Castle highly enough to anyone thinking of a magical castle wedding with a unique feel. We loved the day and all we have been hearing from guests since was that it was the best wedding they were ever at. Make sure to include the midnight pig on a spit!
Saoirse Finnegan
Added 18th Oct 2022
Wedding 27th May 2022
A truly amazing place to have your wedding, everything from the venue, to the food to every single member of staff. Having got married in Belleek in May earlier this year we choose to have both our ceremony in the stable to the rear of the castle followed by our reception in the castle. Our guests are still raving about the food which was cooked and presented to absolute perfection. While the venue speaks for itself every single corner is decorated to true castle standards. The staff on the day from the grounds keepers to the wait staff they all could not have been any more helpful, polite and friendly. Eva and Louise in particular who were the managers/wedding coordinators made everything run so smoothly and were beyond attentive and helpful with the lead up to the wedding, while on the day of the wedding itself they we’re absolute rockstars! They were behind everything running so smoothly and made sure every need was catered for before you even thought of it yourself! We stayed in the castle along with our immediate family the night of the wedding and the rooms are spectacular - spacious, comfortable and each has there own unique design.
Yvonne & Mark
Added 4th Nov 2022
Wedding 7th May 2022
We had our wedding reception at Belleek in May 2022. We had postponed our wedding due to Covid, Eva and Louise were excellent from day one, they made planning stress free and easy. I met Eva on a few occasions before the wedding, she was so professional, kind, approachable and passionate about her work. The team were great, friendly and professional. There was an issue with one of the taps in the bar downstairs which did cause a delay with drinks being served, However Louise ensured this was rectified promptly. The Food was outstanding, our guests absolutely loved the food, the atmosphere was so relaxed. Belleek is a fabulous unique venue. We are so happy to have had our wedding there, our guests are still talking about how fabulous it was. We would highly recommend this venue and look forward to going back.
Added 6th Jun 2022
Wedding 4th Mar 2022
Belleek Castle truly is one of a kind. In our search for the perfect venue across England, Ireland and Wales, nothing came close! For us, Belleek had exactly what we were looking for, from the elegantly dilapidated (something not easily achieved!) barn for the ceremony, to the medieval banquet hall and cosiness of the whole castle! And to top it off, the food wowed our guests just as much as the setting - we keep hearing "best wedding food I've ever had!". The day went so smoothly, and we all felt completely relaxed, thanks to the amazing organisation by the whole team!
Michelle & Chris
Added 2nd Jun 2022
Wedding 22nd Jan 2022
Belleek Castle was a dream from start to finish, they helped us create an absolutely perfect wedding day, the staff and management team were outstanding, the venue was just fabulous and the food was devine. Our guests are still talking about it! We cannot recommend Belleek highly enough, honestly words don't do it justice, go see for yourself!!!!
Caitlin and Steven Rodrigues
Added 24th Dec 2021
Wedding 23rd Nov 2021
Words are not enough to explain how utterly amazing, organised and helpful the wedding team were! Eva, Louise, Steven and Abie the day was absolutely perfect, thanks to you all and I can't say thank you enough! Everything we asked and needed help with, they were there every step of the way. Planning a wedding during Covid is not easy, but by communicating with Eva and Louise, they helped, compromised and we're completely fair, professional and we're great craic. The food is beyond words spectacular, each plate was done to perfection, staff and service on the night of the wedding was prompt and on point. The staff were friendly and lovely in every way. The rooms are beautiful and the beds a so comfortable, bathrooms and room service/ cleaning was convenient and handy. As the bride and groom, we would of loved a bit of extra attention to bridal suit, rose petals or champagne would of been lovely, just something to consider for the next happy couple. Love the castle! We will definitely be back for our anniversary! Thank you to every single person that made our day fabulous!
Added 16th Dec 2021
Wedding 13th Nov 2021
Fantastic venue! The staff were unbelievably helpful and generally just fabulous to deal with, in particular Louise - nothing was too much trouble for her either in the lead up to the wedding with changing guests numbers and organising drinks and food for the night before or dressing the groomsmen the morning of the wedding! The food was amazing and there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere for the entire weekend! Faultless.
Rachel and Neil
Added 27th Sep 2021
Wedding 14th Aug 2021
What can we say, the support offered by Eva and the team at Belleek was outstanding. Organising a wedding during COViD has been a huge challenge particularly with the constantly changing govt guidance but Belleek castle were supportive each time and ready to adapt at the drop of a hat. The food was outstanding and bar service fantastic. We look forward to going back each year for our anniversary and can't recommend the venue and staff enough.
Adrian & Nicola
Added 12th Sep 2021
Wedding 3rd Jul 2021
Everything was perfect the day of our wedding. The service and food were fabulous. Would highly recommend this venue as the wedding coordinator goes above and beyond
Sarah Frazer-Crowe
Added 29th Sep 2021
Wedding 27th May 2021
A real life fairytale! From the moment we drove under the old castle arch, through the trees, up the long winding driveway and got that first glimpse of the castle, we were blown away!! The castle was stunning, inside and out. Each room was more unique than the last; we got married in the rustic old stables, our family and friends threw petal confetti as we exited the courtyard, our drinks reception was in the wooden armada bar (the wood came from a Spanish Armada ship that washed up on Achill beach), dinner and dancing downstairs in a stone walled function room predating the castle and a sparker send off on the lawn out front. It was spectacular! But, to take Belleek to the next level again - there’s the staff. Every staff member was so friendly and accommodating. Eva and Louise the two wedding coordinators were fantastic- there wasn’t a detail or ask that was too much. The chef Allan, incredible! The food was divine and the menu tailored to us personally. I couldn’t recommend Belleek more! The most perfect venue for the most perfect day!
Catherine Doyle
Added 24th Oct 2022
Wedding 12th May 2021
We had our wedding back in May and I can’t express enough how the wedding team at Belleek made whole experience absolutely fantastic and unforgettable - hands down the best day of our lives. We had guests come from all over the world and everyone is still talking about what an amazing venue it was and what a great time they had. The castle handled my many questions during the planning process quickly and put planning a wedding remotely at ease. The food was the best wedding food we’ve ever had and I think our guests agree. 10000% would recommend this venue!
Jane and Keith
Added 16th Jan 2021
Wedding 2nd Jan 2021
We couldn’t have asked for more from Louise and all the staff at Belleek Castle. Due to Covid we booked just 3 months prior to our wedding date and had a lot of changes in the weeks coming up to it. We only ever got reassurance and good advice during all the uncertainties with Covid. On the day itself the friendly and relaxed vibes were right up our street with the roaring open fires and fabulous Christmas decorations. The meal was exquisite and our guests raved about it. From beginning to end it was the most enjoyable experience and we will remember it as one of the best days of our lives! Thank you! Love Jane and Keith
Barry H
Added 3rd Feb 2021
Wedding 14th Dec 2020
Having our wedding reception in a castle was always a dream for us and Belleek Castle was absolutely wonderful. Louise the Wedding coordinator was FANTASTIC, the moment we met her and the professionalism she and her staff showed us we knew this was the place. With the covid restrictions we could only have 25 people, the reception room was spectacular. The effort they put in was outstanding ! The 4 course meal we had was absolutely delicious and to this date the guests are still raving on how good the food was. After out 3 night stay we felt like part of the Belleek Castle family. thanks again for everything Louise
Laura and Peter Joyce
Added 14th Jan 2021
Wedding 30th Oct 2020
We got married in Belleek in October 2020. To say out day was magical and everything we could have hoped for is an understatement. Getting married in lockdown is stressful but Belleek were so helpful and couldn't hate done more to help us. The day was so special and the venue looked absolutely incredible. It's genuinely took my breath away! Our guests were blown away by the castle and tej staff and food on the day was literally top class. People are still talking about the food on the day Belleek will always hold a special place in our hearts and we cannot wait to go back again and again in the future x
Emma Foley
Added 21st Oct 2022
Wedding 20th Sep 2019
I cannot recommend this venue enough. Eva helped us plan the most amazing day. The food, staff, decor and atmosphere at the castle is unmatched. All our guests were blown away and Eva couldn't do enough to make sure things were exactly how we wanted them. Worth every penny!
Emili Schwan
Added 18th Oct 2022
Wedding 27th Aug 2019
We had the most perfect day at Belleek Castle. Our wedding guests were cared for and blown away by the hospitality and level of service. My husband and I could not have asked for a better experience at Belleek and from their wedding staff.
Deirdre Crowe
Added 21st Aug 2019
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
I wanted to take a moment to recommend Belleek to other couples that may be looking at it as a potential venue. It is a truly magical place. From the moment we walked in we knew this place was for us. The barn for the ceremony is a hidden gem. The food was amazing people are still talking about it. The beef was melt in the mouth and the staff brought out 2nds and even 3rds. Your guests will not leave this hotel hungry. The entire atmosphere of the day was magic even though it rained all day. The staff and management can not do enough and steered us through the entire day. I didn't have to ask a question, the always knew what was to happen next. If you are thinking about it, book it you will not regret having the best day of your lives in this magical place.
Keith & Jasmine
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 2nd Aug 2019
We were SO happy with Belleek Castle as our reception venue choice. I’m convinced this place is one of the coolest spots in all of Ireland for the absolute beauty and uniqueness of the location, the AMAZING FOOD (omg, can’t say enough about it!!!) and the 5 star staff that made us feel like royalty on our big day. SO many of our guests said this was the most magical & fun wedding they’d ever been to, and so much of that was down to this venue & the staff. We also happened to get a dry, warm day, so we had the luck of the Irish on our side that day! We chose Belleek about 9 months before our big day, started working with our assigned liaison, and then unfortunately she stopped working there, which did cause some pretty serious communication glitches (it was very stressful not hearing back for weeks at a time sometimes, which is the only negative experience we had), but Maya and Paul worked around the clock to resolve them. I honestly was a small bit worried about the darkness of the “dungeon” for our reception, but the entire castle was TRANSFORMED on the day of. We added our own touches, chose the white seat covers to brighten the space and white/light floral arrangements, and it was just perfect. We would get married all over again just to relive our experience at Belleek. Maya and Paul are really cool humans, to boot. :)))
Added 26th Jul 2019
Wedding 2nd Jul 2019
Belleek is a venue like no other. From the moment we saw pictures on their website we knew it was the perfect location for us. We planned our wedding from the states and the Belleek team made the whole process so easy. The entire day was seamless and our guests have not stopped mentioning how beautiful the grounds were or how accommodating the staff was. We could not have imagined a more magical wedding day and would recommend Belleek to anyone looking for the perfect castle venue.
Cathy & Craig Swan
Added 6th Aug 2019
Wedding 24th May 2019
Belleek Castle was the perfect setting for our wonderful wedding. Every single guest commented on how beautiful the castle and grounds were. The view from the road in is breathtaking and provides a real atmosphere. Although the castle and grounds are undoubtedly amazing what actually made the day extra special was the care and attention that the staff gave us and our guests. Eva and co. can safely be considered world class and we’re eternally grateful. Thank you so much to everyone at Belleek Castle
Sara & Brenden
Added 14th Jun 2019
Wedding 17th May 2019
Belleek Castle was an outstanding, one of a kind venue for our wedding. From day one, their service was top notch. We were planning the wedding abroad and the team was responsive and easy to work with. Leading up to the wedding, all of the details were considered and I felt relaxed and confident that everything would go smoothly. Our guests were in awe at the setup of the castle. From the friendly staff, to the decor, canapes, and punch, our friends could not stop complimenting the castle. Dinner for 135 people can be very difficult, but everything came out hot and delicious. We had lamb and chicken on the menu and both were incredible. The staff went above and beyond the whole evening and I cannot say enough how appreciative I am of everything they did for us. Thank you again for such a wonderful evening and we cannot wait to return in the near future!
Deborah & Thibaut
Added 16th May 2019
Wedding 19th Apr 2019
The Belleek team were exceptional in both the run up to our wedding, and during the wedding itself. The entire team came together to make our every wish come true. Eva, the Restaurant Manager and CEO for the entire event - is exceptional and is the real MVP. Thank you Belleek for giving us such a wonderful and memorable wedding experience.
Ursula and Colm
Added 16th Apr 2019
Wedding 6th Apr 2019
We first discovered Belleek Castle a year ago when we stayed for a night. We fell in love with its beauty and authenticity. When we got engaged it was the only place we wanted to get married in. It is the most romantic and magical place for a wedding! The staff are wonderful and so helpful and friendly. Our main contact was Eva, through the planning of our wedding and she was fantastic! Such a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. The day of our wedding went so smoothly, we cannot praise Eva and the rest of the staff enough for their amazing efforts. It was certainly the best day of our lives! We highly recommend Belleek and can’t wait to go back!
Aidan & Annemarie
Added 24th Apr 2019
Wedding 26th Mar 2019
We had our fairytale wedding in Belleek Castle. There was just 8 of us altogether. From the moment we booked our wedding, Tess and her team were there to guide us through every step. They were so professional, friendly and always at the other end of the phone when we needed to check something. Emails were answered promptly. We had our civil ceremony in the castle in the beautiful Lord Aaron Room and our wonderful dinner afterwards. The team provided us with a list of suppliers which was a great help as we live in County Meath. The suppliers we dealt with were so professional and helpful. The whole experience was truly amazing. The castle is beautiful and the staff are so attentive. They couldn't do enough for us and made us feel so welcome. Our guests are still talking about it. We can't wait to go back for our anniversary next year. Thank you so much xx.
Sean Kelly
Added 23rd May 2019
Wedding 19th Mar 2019
From the moment we drove up the drive way into the Castle we felt that this is where we would be married. The location has some many interesting places to visit and explore there is never a dull moment. The staff made us feel comfortable and welcomed. For the trees days we were there we were made fee at home in the castle. There was nothing that was a problem. The staff were organised and helpful. It was a wonderful venue with amazing food a great atmosphere
Sean and Viktoria Kelly
Added 9th Apr 2019
Wedding 19th Mar 2019
After first driving up thought the tree lined drive way to the Castle there was something homely about Belleek. At short notice we had a tour arranged and before leaving we had prices and a date made for our wedding. During the planning stage we would call in with random questions which were answered efficiently and professionally. During the wedding we were made feel at home and as there was nothing which would be a problem. We can't say enough about the staff, Eva was our main port of call for the even and she was professionalism embodied. Her staff were exact and so welcoming that we could not believe how well they made everyone feel. The castle was magical and allowed us to arrange the venue to our liking. We had 3 days of events there and the food on each day was delicious and filling while allowing the taste to be appreciated. Each room is well presented and clean. This venue is the reason we were married today, if we had not found Belleek and their staff we would have delayed for maybe another 13 years.
Mary McNulty
Added 20th Feb 2019
Wedding 29th Nov 2018
Cant say enough about the staff and management of Belleek Castle. From the moment we visited the castle we fell in love with the place, the relaxed cosy atmosphere and warm friendly staff made our decision very easy. Great food, great location, perfect for weddings!
Aisling and Clodagh
Added 10th May 2019
Wedding 27th Oct 2018
We can't recommend this venue highly enough. Our wedding coordinator Donna retired mid way through our planning, but we were so well taken care of by Eva that we hardly noticed. She was so attentive during the whole day that everything went off without a hitch. She was just wonderful! Aside from the staff, we were also very impressed with the food. In particular, we had a number of vegan guests who are still raving about how delicious their dinner was!
Val and Sam
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 24th Aug 2018
The team at Belleek were amazing from start to finish! Not one person could have been more helpful! Mishaps they wouldn’t have been expected to know about were repaired by them without asking. Our guest were blown away by the unique venue and amazing food. We were made to feel so welcome, even the next day although they were busy setting up for another wedding we were never rushed to leave. Thank you to all.
Kathryn Carter
Added 3rd Dec 2018
Wedding 18th Nov 2017
We knew we wanted to hold our reception somewhere a bit different, and Belleek Castle certainly ticked all the boxes. The dungeon is like nothing we had ever seen before at a wedding reception. Our guests are still mentioning how unique it was! The castle looked very impressive as our guests arrived on a cold November afternoon. As our wedding was in wintertime, the castle interior was dressed with beautiful festive decorations, and winter themed decor which combined with the open fires created a cosy welcoming atmosphere. We dealt primarily with Donna throughout the planning process, and she was simply awesome. Donna was very responsive to replying to emails, and always accomodating to fit in a quick chat or answer yet another question. We opted for the buffet as we felt this would keep with our desire to have a relaxed dining experience. The food was delicious,and our guests were offed seconds and thirds of everything. We had a wonderful day and a wonderful experience. Belleek Castle will remain a very special place for us to return to for years to come.
Martina Bonner Mullaney
Added 5th Nov 2017
Wedding 6th Oct 2017
We had a fantastic wedding in Belleek Castle. Maya, Donna, Edward & Eva took care of everything & their attention to detail & care of us & our guests was second to none! They were a pleasure to deal with, Donna is fantastic & answered all my numerous queries & calmed my nerves with the lead up to the wedding & guided us through all the preparations. We had both the ceremony & reception at belleek & it all went seamlessly! The numerous visits by Reese the resident pointer throughout the day was a lovely bonus as we were missing our own two madras! A month on guests are still commenting on how memorable our wedding day was - best wedding ever many have called it! Thank you to everyone in belleek - see you guys next year for our 1st yr anniversary!!!
Lauren Faherty
Added 12th Oct 2018
Wedding 6th Jul 2017
Belleek was amazing! The staff could not have been more attentive. They made our day so special and they took care of every single detail. From the decor to the food everything was simply stunning. Would recommend them to anyone.
Sinead Logan
Added 27th May 2017
Wedding 13th May 2017
Outstanding service from start to finish!! Fantastic food and a beautiful wedding cake! also made by belleek castle and it was amazing!! We just cannot fault this magical place it really is like a hidden gem in the heart of belleek forest! We arent from Co.Mayo but we saw the castle online and had to have it!!Our guest were blown away by the castle and the incredible food! We didnt want the day to end and we are going to make sure that we go back every year for our anniversary!The chef Stephen and the pastry chef Lilian are just gifted!! And Maya and Donna helped me so much from start to finish i would recommend this unique one of a kind venue to anyone! You would be mad not to get married here!!! ????????????
Sean and Eloise Duffy
Added 20th May 2017
Wedding 27th Apr 2017
I'm not one for writing reviews but for Belleek castle I will because it deserves all the praise and more that I could give it. The place is and was just magical on our wedding day. The service provided from the first day we went to Belleek to look around it to the day of the wedding and even after words was absolutely fantastic. We couldn't have asked for more. Mia the wedding organiser is super, nothing is ever impossible with her and she really bent over backwards to accommodate all our requests. Ciaran in the bar is also great, really good with the guests and basically all the staff were brilliant. The food was out of this world. I'm pretty sure everyone one of our guests said it was the best food ever. And the rooms were just lovely. They were all tidy and clean. We reLly couldn't have asked for more. After being there now on a number of occasions to arrange things for our wedding I really feel like it is a home away from home and if I could I would have another wedding there again.
Added 14th May 2017
Wedding 21st Apr 2017
I could not recommend this venue enough! We had the most amazing day everything went perfectly there was not one thing that didn't go to plan. The staff were fantastic nothing was too much they were so friendly and really knew what they were doing. The venue is just gorgeous and the grounds that surround it are so beautiful you don't need to go far for photos. The food was excellent everyone enjoyed it and no one left hungry!
Added 29th Jun 2017
Wedding 24th Mar 2017
What can we say? The venue was amazing, we can't recommend it highly enough. The setting withing the castle is so unique and has so much detail that everywhere you look there is something of interest. The staff go above and beyond and will do anything to help out and ensure everything runs smoothly. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was so relaxed and comfortable. As we had our ceremony in belleek, we got ready there and we were made to feel at home. we're so glad we chose belleek as our venue. All our guests complimented us on our choice and we could not have been happier with how it all went on the day.
Lynn & Phil Brennan
Added 29th May 2017
Wedding 17th Feb 2017
We decided to have our wedding at Belleek after we had stayed at the castle the previous year. The hospitality we received coupled with the outstanding meal on that night meant that once we decided to walk down the aisle we both instinctively knew that aisle would be in Belleek. Our wedding at Belleek Castle was everything we wanted it to be and more. The level of professionalism from Maya and her team is second to none. Maya's expertise and enthusiasm for her job really made us feel confident that the day would run smoothly which it definitely did. Stephan the head chef at Belleek is amazing! We have heard from our guests that they thought it was not only the best food they ever had at a wedding but some have even said it was the best food they have ever had. We also have to mention the best barman in the business. Ciaran is just fantastic at his job, you feel so welcome in the bar and he always has a story or two or three :) All in all we couldn't fault Belleek its a wonderful venue made perfect by a dedicated and professional group of people. We can't wait to make another trip up there.
Added 22nd Oct 2016
Wedding 3rd Oct 2016
The hotel is an amazing venue for any wedding, and all the staff are very courteous and helpful which made the wedding run very smoothly, and the food supplied with the Piglet Banquet was particularly delicious, and the catering staff could accommodate all dietary requirements. Our wedding was spectacular and we would assure anyone who is having a wedding that if you have it there you won't be disappointed.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Roisin & David We keep telling people that Belleek is a spectacular venue when we advertise the Castle but its great to have it said in a review from a past couple. The cuisine is outstanding, but the kitchen team make sure the food presented on the day of a wedding meets our high standards for all weddings. Stephen and his team work extremely hard to ensure everything is presented in style with all the flavours of an award winning kitchen oozing through each dish. The Piglet Banquet is an impressive addition and fits in perfectly with the style of decor in the Banquet Hall. Once again thank you for your kind words, as I am positive they will inspire other couples to have an amazing wedding just like yours at our wonderful venue. Please come back and visit again in the near future and enjoy a night with us in the hotel. Kind regards Brian
Elaine Oke
Added 8th Oct 2016
Wedding 19th Sep 2016
Excellent location for a wedding! Highly recommended; I could not fault one thing about my experience with Belleek Castle. From the first moment we contacted them to enquire about dates for our wedding, we were greeted warmly and professionally. The entire planning process was very enjoyable. They dealt with all of our queries promptly and in such a personal way I honestly felt like ours was the only wedding there that year!. The attention to detail throughout our wedding day, the beautiful setting and of course the charming and professional staff meant that our day was fabulous from start to finish. Our guests were thrilled and we heard nothing but compliments afterwards!!! I almost wish I was getting married again!!!
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Elaine...Thank you for leaving a such a lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting the big day for you and Stephen and we can only hope that it will be a day that you and your loved ones will look back on in years to come and still remember fondly. Glad you found the entire experience enjoyable, its what we like to do for all couples, no need for added stress when organising such a special day. The entire team know this and all love to be part of making each and every couple comfortable and relaxed through the whole process not just on the wedding day. Each and every wedding is extremely important to us because we know what it means to have the prefect day so Maya and all here team insure that every detail is attended to. Added to this is of course the wonderful backdrop, woodlands and architecture of the Castle which enhances the the setting of the spectacular venue. Its great to know that your guests were so complementary about the time spent here with us but we have to thank you for choosing Belleek or they may never of had the chance to see our excellent venue. PS: If you do get married again or perhaps just renew your vows with Stephen then make sure to contact us here in the Castle :) otherwise just come visit soon. Kind regards Brian
Stef Murphy
Added 6th Oct 2016
Wedding 10th Sep 2016
Can't fault Daniel and the team at Belleek. Every single thing went smoothly and i can't recommend Belleek Castle more highly as a wedding venue. Perfect.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Stef Thanks for the great review, we are delighted that the day was "prefect" for you and your guests. Our team as you know are very dedicated in all their tasks and all our staff desire to make each and every wedding the prefect occasion for all our brides & grooms. Kind regards Brian
Katelynn Campbell
Added 6th Oct 2016
Wedding 8th Sep 2016
An amazing location with the most delicious food and wonderfully helpful staff.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Katelynn Thank you for the kind words about our great venue. The chef, Stephen will be delighted to hear that the food for the wedding was once again delicious...its something Stephen and the whole kitchen team pride themselves on and of course makes Belleek one of the premier wedding venues in Ireland for B&Gs who are also foodies...we love the cuisine here too ourselves so we know the great job that the whole team do in the kitchen, ifs a though shift for them but as you know the end result is amazing. Added to that, our hotel and restaurant staff are always on hand for anything that any guest will need and we do our upmost be meet and requests and requirements. Hope to see you again sometime in the near future to relax with us in a more tranquil setting. Brian
Added 7th Oct 2016
Wedding 2nd Sep 2016
Absolutely fabulous. Couldn't have wished for a better place to have our wedding. Food, venue & service was out of this world.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Stacey Fabulous is certainly one way of describing Belleek and we are really trilled that you enjoyed the wedding service and atmosphere here in the Castle. Maya, Paul and all the staff are very thankful for leaving us a excellent review. We do hope to see you again soon. Regards Brian
Added 13th Oct 2016
Wedding 27th Aug 2016
Overall on the day the staff were very attentive, as the bride I felt the day was magical, the castle , inside & out had beautiful surroundings. The food was excellent, I'd give this venue a 9/10.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Sam, hope you and Marty are enjoying married life. Glad the Castle and attentive staff could be part of your magical day and we hope its one you will cherish for many moons to come. We would love to have you back to experience the atmosphere again so please don't be shy. Thank you for the kind words about the food and staff it really means a lot to everyone working here to know that we were part of such a big day in yours and Marty's life.
Philippa Kearns
Added 2nd Dec 2016
Wedding 31st Jul 2016
Belleek Castle surpassed all expectations in every way, from the aesthetics to the practical and the friendliness to the professionalism. Everything about our wedding day was perfect, easy and relaxed. We felt like royalty and couldn't believe it wasn't a dream. Nothing was too much trouble and we were impeccably looked after from the moment we went to view the venue to the moment we drove off down the beautiful drive. I cannot recommend Belleek Castle enough to do it and its staff justice. If you weren't sure, take this recommendation as confirmation that you are looking at the right venue for your perfect day. And you will be back time and again for the food, which is out of this world! Every one of our guests still sings the praises of the venue, staff and food. We couldn't have wished for more. This is a 5* wedding venue all day long!
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Thanks you so much for the outstanding review Philippa, my response will not do your five star review justice so all I can say is thank you from the bottom of all our hearts. Its a pleasure to read a review that complements the staff in such a wonderful fashion. We will always do our best to create the prefect venue and atmosphere for all our couples...we understand that we have been chosen to be part of one of the most special days in manny peoples life's, meaning that the staff and wedding team will do whatever it takes to ensure the venue meets the required style and ambience for the dream day. Looking forward to seeing you & Ronan soon.
Added 18th Nov 2016
Wedding 29th Jul 2016
When we started looking at wedding venues, we knew we did not want the usual hotel setting. One of our close friends recommended Belleek Castle so we arranged an appointment to view the venue. The day we arrived, there was a wedding taking place later that day. We were amazed at the level of calmness in the venue among all the staff, we later found out that they were just used to handling weddings. Maya was the person we dealt with there. She talked us through all options available and let us make up our own minds - there was no hard-sell, which we liked. We arrived for the tasting a few months before the wedding and were blown away by the quality of the food but also the various flavours in each dish that all worked so well together. It really was a tough decision choosing the dishes for our menu. Maya had recommended a local photographer Eamonn O Boyle who was familiar with the castle layout. He took some amazing photos on the day but we also had a pre-wedding shoot a few weeks before the wedding in the castle. This was great as we were able to get some pictures with our two dogs and even a few in the castle! We found all staff to be very professional and courteous in all our dealings. Fast forward to the actual day and everything went so smooth but also so fast. Maya had booked in some slots throughout the day for us to have some "us time" to let the magic of the big day set in. Everyone told us the day would fly, we just didn't realise how fast. Our numbers were higher than we thought they would be, but everyone was fitted in. We had our spiritualist ceremony in the castle which meant the party could begin straight away. We had sumptuous canapes for our guests to enjoy along with drinks reception and thankfully the sun shone on the day too which enabled them walk around the castle and take in the amazing views. Our guests were blown away with the venue but also the food. We cannot say enough good things about the chef Stephen. He was so helpful in guiding us through the menu and every course on the day was amazing. The food is still a topic of conversation when we meet guests from our wedding. On the day, Maya and her team worked their magic and we cannot thank the team at Belleek Castle for everything they did. The whole team made us feel "at home". We were Kings of the castle for the day. I would highly recommend and we cannot wait to go back, dine and stay.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Enda. Thank you so much for the excellent review of our venue. Also a big thank you to the close friend of your for suggesting Belleek! As you mention the staff are very relaxed on the days of weddings due to the fact that we host a lot each year but also because of the professional system and training put in place by Maya, meaning each staff member knows the role they must carry out on the day. The staff are very courteous and helpful and will insure that any request is looked after on the day. Maya knows the castle inside and out and has dealt with lots of couples over the years which means she can really put a couple at ease with her knowledge around the setup and proceedings on the big day. Suggesting Eamon is proof of her knowledge and of his of course, he does take some brilliant photos and know how the light works in each room and where the best shots are to be found on the grounds, all this comes with experience of course, so we are delighted that your photos were amazing. The cuisine, well we really don't need to say too much. The Kitchen team do themselves proud every wedding, its difficult to pick a dish on any night the restaurant is open only due to the fact that everything is of such wonderful flavours. We work with lots of local producers so everything is fresh on the morning of a wedding. The team pick fruit & veg from the house garden and woods which is in season and this can help with the flavours at the time as well. Stephen really enjoys sitting with couples because he understands the importance of good cuisine on the big day and also wants to ensure that each dish is exactly prepared and presented how each couple want. I will pass on your kind words to Stephen and the kitchen team, they will be delighted to get such praise. We hope your wedding will be remembered for years to come by both you, Sean and all your guests and would be delighted if you could pass on the recommendation to future couples trying to find the prefect venue. We welcome you back at anytime to become Kings of the castle for another night or more. Kind regards Brian
Added 6th Oct 2016
Wedding 28th Jul 2016
Belleek Castle was an absolute dream venue for our wedding. We booked the castle almost three years out and had to plan everything from Canada. Due to this, there was a LOT of back and forth - almost 200 emails by the end of it - and all the staff were incredibly understandable and accommodating. Daniel and Maya specifically were kind, courteous and organized. I decided not to get a wedding planner, and if they weren't so amazing, I'm sure I couldn't have pulled it off. The venue really speaks for itself. It's an old, medieval feeling castle. The ceremony was in the Library Restaurant, the pictures were in the forest and the reception was downstairs. The food was amazing - I wish I ate more of it. Our friends and family were really blown away by the wedding - honestly just stunned. We didn't get a lot of extras to add to decor - didn't change chairs, didn't change table settings - the castle is so beautiful if you leave it as is, the decor speaks for itself. THANK YOU to the whole Belleek team for being more than i could ask for on our special day.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Christina We were delighted you chose Belleek as the venue for the big day, especially when you were travelling all the way from Canada. Its not easy to plan a wedding with the time difference involved but we are glad everything worked out for you the way you planed. Maya has put in an incredible amount of hours with all our staff to ensure each and every wedding goes to plan on the big day and of course this starts with correspondence between the future B&Gs and the hotel. We want every wedding to be a magical experience for all couples and the guests they have invited. The castle and the grounds alone are just awe inspiring, the prefect "Fairytale" setting as we often here from guests. The decor, without any extras, brings out the medieval ambiance of the building and makes for a wonderful atmosphere for a wedding banquet, added to this of course is the excellent cuisine produced by our award winning kitchen &restaurant team ( you will have to come back for a meal) So happy that all your family and friends loved the venue and enjoyed been at your wedding here in the castle. Thanks once again for your kind words about all our staff, they will be really happy to know the hard work pays off. Kind Regards Brian
Caroline & Russell
Added 6th Oct 2016
Wedding 1st Jul 2016
Fantastic venue, excellent service, everyone has complemented the food since. We had 2-3 Very Minor little details on the day that were slightly below perfect, but about 300 large and miniature details all of which were exactly perfect and could not have been done better/ more professionally/ more excellently. Exceptional venue which we would have no hesitation in recommending and which our family have promised to re-visit for dinner because they were so impressed with it. They went the extra mile in so many ways and we couldn't have hoped for better.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Caroline & Russell Its great to hear that you would highly recommend Belleek as venue to future B&Gs and we look forward to seeing you and the family back again for a meal in the restaurant they wont be disappointed with the cuisine, we do hope to have more awards in the next few months for the restaurant and hotel so the standards will certainly be kept as high as they have been for the last number of years. Sorry to hear a few very minor details were slightly below perfect, as a hotel we strive to provide the perfect service 100% of the time and we continually train our staff to give the best service they can for each and every wedding that we host. We set ourselves very high standards each and everyday and hopefully we can continue to provide the best service possible for all our future B&Gs. If you would like to contact me at any stage please do so by e-mail at [email protected] I hope you return to Belleek again sometime in the future. Regards Brian McDonagh Belleek Castle
Added 7th Oct 2016
Wedding 18th Jun 2016
Stunning venue, beautiful grounds, incredible food, very responsive staff from the very start. On the day all waiting staff and bar staff were so friendly and professional, and Maya and Daniel were so on the ball as the venue wedding coordinators. Really really recommend it!
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hey Ciara Sounds like you enjoyed the big day here with us. Maya the General Manger has done a great job training all Belleek staff over the years (including myself!) to be competent and professional on every occasion, also we pride ourselves on the personal touch we provided to each and every guest that walks through our magnificent doors. This means that the staff are encouraged to be open and friendly to everyone they meet and this in turn creates a excellent environment, not just for guests but for our staff as well. Its always nice to get a review that complements our staff not just on the highly skilled service but also for the hospitality that they show. People are part of the character of any establishment and of course Belleek is no different, we bring the place to life. You always be greeted with a smile in Belleek Castle. Of course it helps that guests enter the castle more often than not in a joyous mood down to the beautiful landscape and architecture that they are treated with when they fist arrive to our door. We cant thank you enough for leaving such a great and positive review. You and Ben will be welcomed with open arms when you return. Regards Brian
Added 6th Oct 2016
Wedding 4th Jun 2016
Fabulous venue. Really jaw dropping. The food was amazing and the grounds are great for photos. Highly recommend.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Lisa We are blessed with such a expansive woodland on our doorstep, credit has to go to the Belleek Forest Park Committee and Ballina Chamber for the work thats has been done over the years and of course to our groundsmen for keeping Belleek in excellent condition throughout the year. The wood and architecture really complement each other and are a perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photos. The food of course is some of the best in the land and the chefs are to thank for that area. Great review Lisa, wishing you and Barry a wonderful and happy life together. Thanks again from all at Belleek Brian
Shaun and Casey McDonnell
Added 13th Oct 2016
Wedding 20th May 2016
Daniel and the entire team at Belleek were more than helpful in the lead up to our wedding and on the wedding day, we barely had to lift a finger. We organised our wedding from Australia so dealing with such a professional and helpful team made the whole planning process a breeze. We cannot express in words how AMAZING all the food was on the day of our wedding! Our guests are still talking about it, months later :) The chef also catered for my (bride) dietary requirements, and can I just say it was the best gluten free food I have ever had! We would highly recommend Belleek Hotel to any couple looking for a memorable venue to get married. The service we received on the day was just outstanding!
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Shaun & Casey. Hope all is good over in Oz. Its was a big decision for you to chose Ireland and Belleek Castle on your wedding day and to travel halfway around the world, we wanted to be 100% sure that every detail was as requested ensuring that you would have notting to worry about on the big day. We are lucky to have one of the best chefs in the country in Stephen and his whole team emulate his skills in the kitchen, we have some excellent young chefs working with us that have bright futures ahead of them and this comes across in every dish we serve through eye catching presentation and wonderful flavours on the pallet for each guest. Being such great chefs means that they have no problems creating great tasting dishes for any dietary requirements and are delighted to present these to our guests. Thanks for the wonderful review and next time you are over to Ireland make sure to come and visit.
Added 9th Oct 2016
Wedding 5th May 2016
The hotel arranged the flowers for the the church and my bouquet as well as for the hotel. They were really excellent.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Thanks for leaving a review Angelika, we try our best to make any arrangements that are request and were only delighted to have the flowers ready for your wedding.
Collette and Sean Bourke
Added 15th Apr 2016
Wedding 26th Mar 2016
Our wedding at Belleek castle was a truly magical day. The staff were so friendly and attentive and all the food was just divine. So many of our guests from England, Ireland and America commented on how spectacular the venue was and how special the day was. Thank you to all at Belleek! Collette and Sean Bourke
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Collette & Sean, hope married life is still going well. Wonderful to here that all your guests from around the world loved the spectacular venue and enjoyed the day here with us. Your was a wedding that we certainly will not forget and we hope that your brilliant idea for the "wedding baby carriage" has taken off. It was great that Darcy could "Walk" down the aisle with you. Hope you still have wonderful memories of the big day, we look forward to hearing about them the next time you make it back to visit us.
Karen and Declan
Added 7th Oct 2016
Wedding 23rd Mar 2016
Gave us a tailor made dream wedding. We told them what we wanted, how many guests, the atmosphere etc. and they practically organised everything for us. Usually I'd like to oversee all of this myself, but they were so professional and so experienced, that they understood exactly what we wanted and gave us that plus more.
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Karen & Declan, first of all thank you for the great review, it is really a pleasure to hear that everything went to plan on the big day. Maya and the wedding team have many years experience working with couples in planing the perfect wedding day. We know the ambiance and atmosphere that exists here in the castle is unique but with a few personal touches and the input from couples we can make sure that the setting is exactly how they wish. So its great to here that we were able to create the prefect venue for your special day. We try to encourage couples to relax on the day, enjoy it, take it all in and let the team do what they do best and obviously it all went to plan for you both in March. Please drop us a line or come for back for a visit and share your memories of the day with us in the castle, we would love to see you again.
Sarah & Steve Burke
Added 25th Nov 2015
Wedding 6th Nov 2015
There are no words to express the gratitude myself and my new husband Steve have towards Belleek Castle and its amazing staff. With every visit we were given VIP treatment. Nothing was a bother for them, which really helped ease our nerves coming to the big day. Along with the gorgeous surroundings and building itself, something I must point out is the work of Stephen the head chef and his team. We have never had food as delicious. This enhanced our experience as we are both very much foody people. If you are wanting the fairytale experience with royal treatment Belleek is the place to be. I just wish I could relive it over again. Thank you everyone involved.xx
Response from Belleek Castle Hotel
Hi Sarah Thanks for leaving such a great review of the Hotel. We are delighted that you and Steve had a wonderful time with us here in Belleek. Stephen is a brilliant asset to the business and he and his team deliver excellent food at all times of the year and he ensures this is no different for weddings, each guest that sits into the hall is often surprised with the quality of the food compared to many other wedding venues! Glad that the staff treated you like royalty, but it was your special day so we were only delighted to make it a memorable one in any way we can for you and all of the guests. Looking forward to seeing you sometime again in the future. Regards Brian
Catherina and Oisin
Added 7th May 2015
Wedding 21st Feb 2015
From the first time we spoke with Maya the wedding coordinator in Belleek Castle, we were fully confident in her abilities to help organise our wedding in a relatively short time frame! The team at Belleek were amazing to work with, calm, friendly, professional and highly competent. They made the planning process incredibly easy and were always on the end of the phone or email with a quick response. We were literally blown away by the venue on the day, we knew that the castle was a special place but the staff pulled out all the stops on the day of the reception. The drinks were free flowing, the fires lit, castle warm and inviting and so authentic. The food was outstanding and was the source of many compliments from guests. The dungeon dining room provided the perfect backdrop to a late night party and we kept it going until the wee hours! The rooms in the castle, though limited in number are unique and tastefully decorated. We spent two nights here, enjoying beautiful breakfasts and the hospitality of the staff. The venue is private so it was only our guests there on the night of the wedding which really added to the atmosphere. I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful venue to any prospective couple, you will receive five star service, amazing food and a beautiful backdrop for your wedding pictures.
Christopher & Michelle Moore
Added 1st Jun 2015
Wedding 31st Dec 2014
What a magical, unique and simply beautiful venue! I cannot begin to tell you how fantastic the service, food and staff were at Belleek Castle. What an absolutely amazing time we had! From the moment we stepped through the doors on the Tuesday until we checked out on Thursday Paul & Maya and their team made the experience truly magical! Words really cannot explain how happy we were with everything. Every room looked incredible, the food was outstanding and every member of the team so approachable and helpful. So many of our guest's have complimented Belleek for the OUTSTANDING attention to detail, from the STUNNING presentation of the venue itself, to the MOUTHWATERING food, to the staff who went above and beyond to accommodate and ensure everyone was looked after! It really was the best day of our life. We couldn't have chosen a better venue for our wedding and cannot recommend the venue or the staff highly enough! What you get with Belleek, is a service that money cannot buy but at a price that will astonish you!! Best New Year’s Eve EVER!!!
Added 5th Jun 2015
Wedding 18th Sep 2014
We got married last September, Belleek Castle was fantastic from beginning to end. All the staff did such a wonderful job it could not be faulted. Maya, the manager was always contactable and extremely helpful. And the food, the food was amazing....... The chef, Stephen is truly an amazing chef!! Again, with such amazing staff, fabulous building itself and the grounds are beautiful, Belleek Castle was exactly what we wanted!
Added 2nd Jun 2015
Wedding 24th May 2014
Belleek Castle is a wonderful place and we were very fortunate that we were able to have our wedding there. Maya and the staff are extremely professional, efficient and friendly which filled us with confidence and were a pleasure to deal with. The castle is a unique reception venue - the dining hall is just beautiful and was filled with flowers and was magical. The food is outstanding - we did not know Stephen managed to produce such a wonderful offering for over 160 guests. I would have no hesitation suggesting Belleek Castle as the most beautiful, magical and fun place to have your wedding and for guests to enjoy and have a memorable experience!
Jody O'Connor
Added 1st Jun 2015
Wedding 4th May 2013
I can't say enough good things about Belleek Castle. I had my own private castle for the entire bank holiday weekend to host several parties to which guests from over six countries attended. I am still getting told it was one of the best weddings my guests have attended. I contribute this to the absolutely wonderful staff at Belleek. The chefs were top notch, my wedding coordinator was 100% spot on with her advice and organization, and the facilities were so unique and so special, I have yet to see another place like it! The costs were well within our budget too. Most important to the success was the welcome and the comfortable feeling that Belleek Castle allowed me to have during my wedding. I didn't feel like just another bride at a hotel function room. I felt like everyone was coming to my magnificent castle home to celebrate with me.
Added 26th Nov 2013
The food in Belleek is outstanding! We chose Belleek as the perfect romantic setting for our wedding celebrations this past summer primarily because the food is so good (thanks to chef Stephen's talents), but also because the owners always extend such a heart-felt welcome every time we visit. Perhaps traditionally more associated with winter occasions than summer ones, Belleek's medieval ambiance provided a uniquely special backdrop to our midsummer wedding. Blessed with 29 degree heat on the day, we were also blessed with Maya's willingness to let our band play outside in the grounds of the castle -creating our very own mini summer festival! We are still talking about how incredibly accommodating Maya and all the staff at Belleek are, and our friends still rave about the impeccable service we experienced over the course of the weekend. We were not the easiest of couples to please - having our own distinct ideas about how we wanted everything on our wedding day - but we were treated royally and are so very grateful for how accommodating and lovely everyone involved in Belleek is. From the old oak bar, to the gorgeous four-poster beds and the wonderful setting by a forest, we cannot recommend Belleek enough. This place is a true gem, and ideal for anyone hoping to experience beautiful Irish food, in a uniquely charming castle set in the rural West of Ireland.
Added 7th Oct 2013
Want a magical wedding, in a stunning and unique location with top notch food? You just found it! We got married in Belleek in August and I cannot recommend this place enough for a wedding. Why? See below: 1. Food: Most hotels these have the dinner cooked and it’s just left sitting, waiting to be served at a specific time. The meat is nearly always over-cooked and tasteless. The veg comes in pre-packed vacuum bags which provide little or no flavour. Its no wonder so many wedding meals go unnoticed to the guests. Belleek do things differently. They use fresh local produce and all meals are cooked to order. The standard of food served on the day was exactly the same quality that comes out of their famous restaurant. We had a selection of canapés served on the day and they were all amazing. For starters, we had the in-house smoked salmon which was cooked to perfection and a pork pie which guests are still raving about. That dish added a nice medieval feel to the menu. We had a lemon thyme sorbet which was served with a shot of martini and this provided an element of surprise to the guests and it was a lovely item to include on a menu for a hot summers day. We ordered the Drunken Bullock for mains and how they managed to serve 200 steaks all cooked perfectly to order, I’ll never know but it was nothing short of amazing. The flaming drunken bullock was a real crowd pleaser as well at the reception. We also included organic chicken in our menu and anyone that ate that said it was the nicest chicken dish they had ever eaten. How many weddings have you been to that offered you second options of the "other" choice for dinner? That’s what you get in Belleek!! The portion sizes were all substantial, the salmon starter was the size of a full portion of salmon in some restaurants. No one was going to go hungry here. The mid-night feast is well a feast! Stephen said he would include some surprises and he sure it. We had oysters, selection of cheeses, smoked salmon, chocolate & pear tart, samosas, beef/chicken skewers, sandwiches, spicy wings and a tonne of other stuff that I cannot remember! 2. Location/Setting: Belleek is set in acres of natural woodland, so you could be here all day taking photos. The rooms inside the castle are also gorgeous, so if it’s raining on the day, don’t worry, some of our nicest photos are inside the castle. Belleek is full of medieval charm. It’s romantic, cosy, quirky and authentic. I will admit that when you see the function room without it being setup for a wedding, you do have to use your imagination a little (or just go onto the website to see some photos)……but God does it look amazing on the day. The team at Belleek takes great care preparing the room/hotel with lovely flower arrangements and the many candles just enhance the romantic medieval character of the place. 3. Personal touches: With Stephens attention to detail with regards the food/menu its no wonder Belleek has received so many awards for food. I don’t think there are many hotels where the head-chef discusses in detail your wedding menu. Stephen was willing to change/customize the menu for us. We only had 3 children at our wedding & Stephen rang me up personally to confirm if they would like all the options on the adult/kids menu!! Both families stayed in the castle for the weekend and my in-laws even took Paul’s (the owner) dog for a walk around the grounds. Paul also took some lovely photos on the day and did a great job as MC. Maya/Daniel were on-hand all day making sure everything went smoothly and along with Mary they always replied promptly to any queries we had when we were arranging the wedding from a different country. 4. Service: The service on the day was perfect. There were no delays in the kitchen. Stephen was constantly coordinating with us how long we had for speeches so at no point was the food standing waiting to be served. The staff were very friendly and professional, without being stiff. This created a relaxed and unpretentious vibe which allows you to feel right at home. I could keep rambling all day about Belleek – about the standard of food, settings, personal touches, service. When you consider all the above, I think Belleek is great value for money, especially if you want your guests to have a day to remember and provide them with high-quality food. It’s just a fantastic, special place that we cannot wait to return to.
Added 29th Sep 2013
We had our rehearsal dinner, our reception and day after dinner at Belleek Castle. My husband's family all came over from Dublin and my family came from America. Other guests of ours were from Bermuda, England, Malta, Scotland, Germany ... all over the place! The first thing that impressed us about Belleek Castle is that we had a guest list of under 100 and other castle venues didn't want to know us with a list that small or if they did, we would have been relegated to a weekday wedding or we would have had to share the venue. Belleek Castle was happy to have our size of a wedding. All of our guests - every one of them - raved about the food, the castle itself, and the warm hospitality of the staff at Belleek. The staff could not do enough for us! Stephen, the Chef's, food was universally LOVED on every single day and night of our wedding weekend. He is an artist and a magician! Maya arranged the reception hall and the flowers which were beyond my wildest dreams and made sure everything ran so smoothly I never needed to worry about anything! I forgot to book a hairdresser so the wonderful Declan who is on wait staff there but also an experienced hairdresser, did my hair at the spur of the moment, giving up his day off to do it. They even accommodated having my dog! The way that everyone at Belleek Castle treated me, my fiancé and our families and friends made us all feel like we had a wedding in our home - which happened to be a beautiful, fun, special castle! We recently got our pictures from the wedding back and the grounds with the stone stairs and the forest, the grandeur of the Castle grounds and the winding road up to the front with the flags flying gave us some spectacular pictures. I have loved reliving the day! We had so much fun, we have beautiful memories and it really is all because of Belleek Castle. No way we could have the day we did in a ballroom at a hotel. No other venue could have come close to offering us the experience we had at Belleek Castle. When Stephen's daughters played music for us and our guests on the last night, I was so touched. I knew we had made friends and I know we will be back time and time again to relive our lovely memories for our wedding weekend!
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