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Carrickdale Hotel & Spa

Carrickarnon Ravensdale, Carrickcarnan, Dundalk, Louth
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The Carrickdale Hotel & Spa is a stunning wedding venue in County Louth.  Its stunning landscaped gardens is simply beautiful for photography and our ballrooms are refurbished to reflect the highest standards we offer at the Carrickdale Hotel.  

With 110 luxurious bedrooms, your guests can enjoy the wedding day itself and dance into the early hours and make a night of it. 

Why not relax in our Serenity Spa's superb thermal suite and peaceful treatment rooms or after the wedding in our outdoor hot tub overlooking the superb gardens with the Cooley and Mourne Mountains as its backdrop. 

For summer weddings, we have a garden bar and barbecue which we can offer our couples to continue their celebrations the following day. 


70 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Ciara McGarry
Added 17th May 2023
Wedding 4th May 2023
We recently held our wedding ceremony and reception at the Carrickdale. Our wedding coordinator was Melissa who was exceptional. Nothing was an issue when came to both the ceremony and reception. We had a few autistic children in our party and the carrickdale provided all the necessary requirements for each child individually. The food was incredible with many guests commenting on throughout the evening and many weeks after. We were lucky enough to have the bridal suite for 2 nights and it was lovely to have a room from home. We had a 4month old daughter and the staff throughout offered many times support. From start to finish we cannot fault the carrickdale our helping us celebrate our special day.
Carol Kennedy
Added 18th Apr 2023
Wedding 14th Apr 2023
We recently got married on Friday 14th April 2023 at the Bernish suite in the Carrickdale Hotel. We attended the wedding viewing day about 1 year prior.... And we were blown away by the venue so we didn't hesitate to book. We were looked after extremely well by Michelle Barrett, whom conatced us about 4 weeks before our wedding date to disucss all final details . There was so much choice in the wedding packages it was very easy to find the one that best suited us. Michelle made us feel at ease from our first meeting and even on the lead up to our big day I was able to easily contact her to confirm further details. Our wedding day arrived and what can I say we were looked after like royalty and that included our guests. Everything ran so seamlessly and to plan. All of our guests commented on how delicious the whole dinner was and how exceptional service was throughout the whole day including the bar service (which is also very important). To note we also had a number of guests with allergies who were accommodated very well. Michelle looked after all our little details that made our day special and we can't thank her and her team enough... We loved the personalised menus and table plans We were also able to get all our photos done in their spectacular gardens which meant less time away from our guests, yet also allowed our guests to stretch their legs after their dinner. Without any hesitation I would rate our experience 10/10.
Sarah Boshell
Added 21st Apr 2023
Wedding 25th Mar 2023
We had the best time at our wedding in the Carrickdale this year! Any questions we had before the day (big or small) were answered so promptly! They were really flexible about numbers/food etc. The setup in the Bernish Suite is really beautiful and we didn't even feel the need to add anything more to the decor than what the hotel already provides. They kept the flow of the evening going perfectly. The guests raved about the food (it was really delicious and they even come around and offer you more during the main course - the starter vol au vents were my favourite though!). They also surprised us with a lovely wedding gift which we will treasure. The grounds are gorgeous and just perfect for wedding photos. The honeymoon suite is huge and really lovely! Huge thank you to David and the team at the Carrickdale for making our day so special!
Mary Clarke
Added 31st Mar 2023
Wedding 24th Mar 2023
We had our wedding last week and I cannot recommend the Carrickdale enough. We were a covid couple and of course, kept having to change dates. Despite the ongoing, probably head wrecking, this was no issue to Michelle and her team. Any time I needed to get in touch, they were very responsive, always the same day and nothing was ever an issue. On the lead up to the wedding, Michelle was fantastic. Nothing was too much of an ask and she was a wealth of info and advice. On the day, it was perfect. Food, drink, atmosphere, staff - everything was wonderful. I have received so many compliments about the food, craic and the attentiveness of staff. The Carrickdale know how to pull off weddings and they do it to perfection. We would again like to thank the Carrickdale, Michelle and the staff for making our wedding day so special, Emmet and Mary Clarke.
Hannah Tiernan
Added 21st Mar 2023
Wedding 18th Mar 2023
We have just had our wedding reception in the Laceys suite, all I can say it was exceptional, the staff, venue, food, room decor the grounds for your photos etc. Our wedding coordinator was Michelle who is absolutely AMAZING at her job and the entire staff go above and beyond for you and nothing is a problem. Michelle added in a few extra touches on the day which added to the whole atmosphere and got our crowd going before the band started. We had over 250 guests sitting for the meal and the feedback from everyone was 5*. I would recommend this venue to everybody and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. I just wish I could do it all again. From Mr & Mrs Duffy
Maria Donnelly
Added 5th Jan 2023
Wedding 31st Dec 2022
We had our wedding in the Carrickdale on NYE and we couldn’t have wished for anything more. The staff, the service & the food were all fantastic. The planning & build-up to the day and the day itself were completely stress free due to the work of David and his whole team at the hotel. We had a second night for family & friends on NYD and again the hotel organised all for us and was another great day. We would highly recommend the Carrickdale as a wedding venue. All our guests had a ball (including all the kids) and they too would recommend the venue.
Ciara & Martin Quinn
Added 7th Jan 2023
Wedding 30th Dec 2022
We had our ceremony and reception in the Bernish Suite on 30th December 2022 and what a magical day it was. Our wedding co-ordinator Michicelle was fabulous to deal with and was stress free from start to finish. The room was beautifully decorated, the food was outstanding, gardens were fabulous and all the staff from cleaning staff, to reception, waitresses & bar staff couldn't do enough for us. So many of our guests commented how impressed they were with the hotel. A large group of our guests also stayed the followng night for New Years Eve - again the food & service was superb. We also had our own function room with a one man band to see the new year in. We cannot thank Michelle and the team working seamlessly to give us the best day of our lives.
Siofra Donnelly
Added 9th Jan 2023
Wedding 28th Dec 2022
Myself and my Husband James had our wedding in The Bernish Suite of The Carrickdale on 28th December 2022. We could not be happier with how our wedding reception turned out. Everything from the room decor, service, food, the friendliness of the staff - Everything was perfect. We were able to dodge the rain to get some photographs taken in the hotel gardens which have turned out amazing - It is so convinient to have such beautiful on site facilites for the photographer to avail of. We also had a day 2 celebration in the Bernish reception area with a buffet for our guests - Again the food and service was first class. A special thank you to our wedding co-ordinator David who went above and beyond for us in every way imaginable - He even helped me wash the dirt out of my dress before my photographs were taken which was miles above anything expected of him. We could not recommend David or The Carrickdale more. Thank you to all the staff. Mr&Mrs Donnelly.
Judith & Maurice Brown
Added 22nd Jan 2023
Wedding 18th Dec 2022
Wow, what can we say about the Carrickdale Hotel and Spa! Words cannot describe how amazing this venue is. We are so delighted we chose the Carrickdale. My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception here. - The venue itself looked amazing- the décor, furniture, lighting etc enhanced our photos and provided beautiful background-our photos that portrayed an air of grandeur with the open fires, chandeliers and extravagant flower displays. The beautiful Gardens onsite meant we did not have to leave the venue for photos. - The staff were extremely accommodating, very friendly, and complimentary and literally couldn’t do enough for us and our guests. Laura- our wedding coordinator was fabulous. We had a small number of guest (66) Laura gave us complimentary rooms and allowed us to use the bigger suite for our reception even though the requirement for these extras were a minimum of 90 guests. We had to make so many changes just a few weeks before our wedding but this was no problem at all for the Carrickdale. Laura arranged sandwiches for our guests while we were having photos taken so they would not be hungry waiting for the meal. There wasn’t a crumb left and guests were delighted with that little extra thought. - The food was amazing, there was plenty of it too. There was plenty of staff so none of the guests were left waiting for their meal to be served. Everyone was offered second and third helpings. - The rooms were very modern, beds extremely comfortable, showers very powerful, spa facilities just divine, outside hot tube overlooking the secret Garden was just so relaxing. We were told there was no rush at all to check out. - Feedback from our guests- the staff were amazing, most guest remarked the staff were the best and nicest staff they have ever come across at a wedding. Our guests also remarked on the beautiful food, how much food there was and how full they were after the meal. In summary, we are absolutely over the moon with the Carrickdale- we would like to thank all the staff for making us and our guests feel like VIP’s. The staff of the Carrickdale are amazing. We will now be regular guests at this hotel, we love every bit of staying, dining and relaxing here.
Momhúirne Lennon
Added 5th Jan 2023
Wedding 10th Dec 2022
On behalf of my partner and I, I would like to thank the Carrickdale Hotel for providing us with a day we will never forget. Our wedding was on the 10/12/2022 and we received the most amazing service from start to finish. From the beginning, it was the only wedding venue we viewed and we knew straight away that this venue was for us. Our wedding Co-ordinator Peter Mc Conville was a gentleman, nothing was too big or small and made sure we had everything we wanted and more. The food was perfect and service was prompt and very efficient for the amount of guests we had. Our guests are still talking about how good the food was and portion sizes are massive- even offering seconds. Some of our guests had various requirements and this was no problem at all. The Christmas decor and the function room was so magical and it was all we ever wanted. We had the best day and it was all down to Peter and the amazing team in the Carrickdale. Thank you again, Mr & Mrs Larkin
Emma Kelly
Added 20th Dec 2022
Wedding 8th Dec 2022
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and my new husband to personally thank and highly recommend the carrickdale Hotel to anyone looking for the perfect venue, please look no further. The staff and there attention to detail is spectacular. The food was amazing and the function room was like something for a fairytale. For the second we booked our wedding our planning was made so easy but our wedding coordinator the fantastic Amy. We honestly have no words for how special the carrickdale made ours and our guests feel! Thanks you all from the bottom of our hearts for giving us our fairytale wedding a day we will never ever forget. All our love from the new Mr and Mrs Kelly 10/10
Colm O Hanlon
Added 23rd Dec 2022
Wedding 26th Nov 2022
Fantastic day, staff all friendly and great food, great service, beautiful garden to get photos taken, lovely hotel and great leisure facilities. Thanks for everything you really made our day special.
Rebecca and Sean McCann
Added 5th Dec 2022
Wedding 25th Nov 2022
We had our full day (ceremony + reception) in the Bernish Suite. We initially dealt with David as our wedding coordinator and he was so helpful and easy to deal with and always responding to any emails we sent. Our day of wedding coordinator Rachel was so helpful and made the day run so smoothly for us. We could not fault Rachel or the rest of the staff they were amazing. The Bernish Suite is such a good spot, right across the road from the main hotel so that way you're entire party is on it's own. The food and service was superb. We stayed an additional night in the hotel the day after the wedding and right up until the moment we left we were still treated as Bride & Groom, they were more than helpful and the room we stayed in was a fabulous room. The carrickdale is famous for their immaculate gardens which even in November were well kept and looked stunning for photos. For anyone planning on having their wedding here, you don't have to worry about further travel to get nice photos.
Niamh Haughey
Added 27th Nov 2022
Wedding 12th Nov 2022
We recently had our wedding reception here and we were delighted with everything. We had gotten married the previous week and wanted a more casual wedding reception party and Carrickdale was the only hotel we visited that catered to our needs and understood what we wanted from the day. David the manager made everything so simple and was very helpful throughout the planning. Everything went so well on the day and all our guests commented on the high quality rooms, food and facilities in the hotel. We had a brilliant time and are delighted we chose the Carrickdale for our celebrations!
Siobhan & Joe Canning
Added 15th Jan 2023
Wedding 28th Oct 2022
We were married in October 2022, Rachel Doherty was our wedding planner, she was welcoming, professional and paid attention to detail which made planning the wedding very easy as the Carrickdale took care of everything. Our wedding was in the Burnish suite, it was beautifully decorated with warm autumn florals, the food and hospitality were impressive and the standard of service outstanding. The gardens for photos and our bridal suite were both fabulous. Our day was relaxed and joyful, so many guests commented on the food and and quality of service. It was a very special day, we highly recommend the Carrickdale Hotel. Thank you Rachel
Nicole & Thomas Magennis
Added 7th Oct 2022
Wedding 30th Sep 2022
We had our wedding on the 30th September 2022 in the bernish suite and where do I even begin. The whole day from start to finish was amazing, the best day of our lives! Special mention to Michelle who helped organise our wedding over the last year, everything was perfect and nothing was a bother. Michelle was willing to go the extra mile for anything we asked. She is a true credit to the hotel and is amazing at what she does, the whole day ran without any hitches.The gardens are the best hotel gardens I have ever seen and look amazing in our photos. No doubt in my mind we would choose the carrickdale again if We were to do the day all over again! The staff and service is 100% and the food is fantastic, I am coeliac as are alot of my family and we were so well catered for the entire weekend. ! You won’t be disappointed if you choose the carrickdale
Afreen Boyle
Added 20th Feb 2023
Wedding 23rd Sep 2022
The Carrickdale were absolutely amazing from start to finish! We had our wedding there in September and every part of organising the wedding was stress free! We had Michelle as our co-ordinator - Michelle is amazing at helping plan the wedding. She was always at the end of the phone and available - even down to calling me the night before to wish me all the best and to say all was ready to go! The food was so lovely and all allergies and dietary requirements were met. The staff were so friendly and so helpful! We were so happy to have the Bernish Suite and then the reception area of the Bernish for our day two - which included more food, this time a buffet selection that again, everyone said was so beautiful! The gardens are fabulous for the photographs - we were lucky enough to dodge the rain and get beautiful photographs, there is no need to go anywhere when the beautiful grounds are at the Carrickdale. Overall, we had the best weekend and we cannot thank the Carrickdale and of course Michelle enough! It was a weekend we will never forget! I would 100% recommend the Carrickdale to anybody - every aspect from start to finish was amazing!
Marie and Rory O'Loughlin
Added 27th Sep 2022
Wedding 17th Sep 2022
Emily and her staff were very accommodating and professional on our special day. They made everything seemleess and took all the worry out of the evening reception. The food was amazing and all our guests dietary requirements were catered for above and beyond. All parties involved in our wedding had commented to us on how amazing the staff were and the whole evening reception. We will be recommending Carrickdale hotel to everyone in the future. Thanks again for everything guys
Emer Brannigan
Added 2nd Oct 2022
Wedding 10th Sep 2022
We had our wedding reception here in September 2022z Michelle and her team worked together to provide us with the best day possible. Their service was incredible, and to mention the food it was amazing. Each of our guests who I have spoke to since the wedding commented on the CarrickDale as a whole, excellent service, accommodating to all needs and very friendly staff. I can’t recommend this hotel enough. Thank you again to everyone who helped make our day run smoothly. 10 out of 10 from us ???? The Brannigans x
Micheala and Dean
Added 6th Sep 2022
Wedding 2nd Sep 2022
We had our wedding on the 2nd September 2022 in the bernish suite and where do I even begin. The whole day from start to finish was amazing, the best day of our lives! Special mention to David who helped plan and organise our wedding over the last two years, everything was perfect and nothing was a issue. David was willing to go the extra mile for anything we asked. He is a true credit to the hotel and is amazing at what he does! The gardens then are another world. I am so excited to see our final pictures. In a heart beat I would choose the carrickdale again if I could do the day all over again! The staff and service is 100% and the food is amazing also! You won’t be disappointed
Paul Brennan
Added 20th Sep 2022
Wedding 26th Aug 2022
Our wedding reception in the Carrickdale exceeded all of our expectations by a mile! From the 1st moment we met Emily, our wedding coordinator, she made the journey so easy for us and couldn't do enough for us. The location, accommodation, venue, food and service were exceptional and it truly gave us the best day of our lives. We will be back to the Carrickdale for sure as it has left us with wondergul memories.
Aishlinn & Alan Mc Nally
Added 29th Aug 2022
Wedding 26th Aug 2022
We had our wedding on Friday 26th August 2022 in the Bernish Suite at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa. what a day it was! The Support we received from start to finish between All staff was phenomenal. Our wedding co-ordinator David & michelle our simply amazing at their job, the day ran so smoothly, the room was dressed to perfection and nothing was ever too much. The food and service was 1st class everyone has spoke about the food an service from the start of the end too today and everyone of our guests commented on how lovely their meal was. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and there was no need to stop anywhere else for photos. I cannot wait to see mine!! The day was so stress free, Michelle & David and the staff took care of everything nothing was ever too much or ever any hassle. They even went as far as helping us surprise my Husband with a birthday on our wedding day! If that wasn’t good enough our Day 2 celebrations in the Secret Garden were brilliant! We didn’t need to organise entertainment, the Carrickdale already had that sorted and the craic was mighty all day from a one man band playing in the garden to a band playing on hotel lounge that evening we partied the second night away into the small wee hours again!! If you’re looking the perfect wedding venue with great staff, great food and beautiful gardens for your photos then look no further than the Carrickdale!! We simply had the best day of our lives! Thank you to Michelle, David and all the staff! We can not wait to return again soon, the Carrickdale will also hold a place in our hearts!
Conor O'Toole
Added 23rd Aug 2022
Wedding 20th Aug 2022
We couldn't have had a better experience than we did with the Carrickdale Hotel. Our wedding coordinator Rachel was so friendly and so accommodating, and all the members of staff were so willing to help us with anything at all that we needed. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious and the room was fantastic. We were both so sad to have to leave when the wedding weekend was over! Would highly recommend to anyone who is considering this venue for their own big day.
Kerrie Mallon
Added 27th Aug 2022
Wedding 18th Aug 2022
We had our wedding on Thursday 18th August 2022 in the Bernish Suite at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa. After a long 2 years of postponements we finally had our day and what a day it was! The Support we received through Covid was brilliant, they made rearranging everything that bit easier. Our wedding co-ordinator Rachel is simply amazing at her job, the day ran so smoothly, the room was dressed to perfection and nothing was ever too much. The food and service was 1st class and everyone of our guests commented on how lovely their meal was. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and there was no need to stop anywhere else for photos. I cannot wait to see mine!! The day was so stress free, Rachel and the staff took care of everything! They even went as far as helping my Husband sew the buttons back onto his waistcoat! If that wasn’t good enough our Day 2 celebrations in the Secret Garden were brilliant! We didn’t need to organise entertainment, the Carrickdale already had that sorted and the craic was mighty all day!! If you’re looking the perfect wedding venue with great staff, great food and beautiful gardens for your photos then look no further than the Carrickdale!! We had the best day! Thank you !
Linda & Andrew
Added 9th Aug 2022
Wedding 30th Jul 2022
We had our wedding here and cannot praise this venue enough. Highly recommended, the service is amazing and food is in a league of its own. David and his team could not do enough for us and made sure the day ran perfectly, even coming to the rescue with a sewing kit for a ripped dress. The staff were exceptional from breakfast to dinner to reception and housekeeping. The atmosphere in the hotel is absolutely amazing and the landscaped gardens and secret garden cafe is phenomenal for photos. Cannot recommend this highly enough, either for a night away but more importantly a family function or wedding. We had an amazing day and felt so well looked after and would say to any couple considering this venue book now and it’s the best decision you could make.
Linda and Andrew Heaney
Added 2nd Aug 2022
Wedding 30th Jul 2022
We had our wedding here and cannot praise this venue enough. Highly recommended, the service is amazing and food is in a league of its own. David and his team could not do enough for us and made sure the day ran perfectly, even coming to the rescue with a sewing kit for a ripped dress. The staff were exceptional from breakfast, dinner to reception and housekeeping. The atmosphere at the hotel is absolutely amazing and the landscaped gardens and secret garden cafe is amazing for photographs. Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, either for a night away or more importantly for a family function or wedding. The entire team is so accomodating. Spa and leisure facilities are amazing too.
Nicola and Seán
Added 1st Aug 2022
Wedding 23rd Jul 2022
We got married in Carrickdale 23rd July 2022 the venue is beautiful and the gardens are great for wedding photos. I would highly recommend getting married here the service was amazing and the food was brilliant. A big thank you to Rachel Doherty the wedding organiser for our wedding, nothing was an issue and she did a great job, thank you.
Added 24th Jul 2022
Wedding 15th Jul 2022
First class service for our wedding on the 15th July, big thanks to Michelle went above and beyond, so helpful, first class service, food was out of this world, best place for a wedding and amazing garden for photos. Highly recommend to any couple getting married
Mr & Mrs Cleland
Added 14th Jul 2022
Wedding 12th Jul 2022
We could not recommend the carrickdale for a great venue with beautiful gardens for photos. David connell went above and beyond for us on our wedding day.. everything was perfect. Both ourselves and the guests had the best day ever..
Martina Gallagher
Added 10th Jul 2022
Wedding 7th Jul 2022
We stayed the night before our wedding day and then we had our big day. David our wedding co-ordinator / manager he was absolutely fantastic. Everything from the night before till the day of the wedding went amazing. My family felt so relaxed the night before, food and service was incredible. David was always there to make sure everything was okay. Wedding day it was magical from start to finish, our guests was all talking about how he catered to all their needs and spoke to nearly everyone. Hotel gardens and stafff incredible. David & his staff went above and beyond to accommodate all our needs and made our day perfect. This venue is the most perfect venue for a wedding. Our guests where complimenting food, staff, atmosphere and service. Thank you again David & all the staff. We will diffinitely be there again
Ruth Mulligan
Added 24th Oct 2022
Wedding 1st Jul 2022
Myself and my husband dealt with Rachel and she was amazing from start to finish. Our day was what it was because of her. The Carrickdale could not have done enough for us and everyone still tells us what a brilliant day they had from the food to the music to the atmosphere. I could not give them enough praise- Ruth and Paddy McGee
Joanne callan and Micheal Coyle
Added 30th May 2022
Wedding 28th May 2022
Joanne and My self got married in in a church in Carrickmacross and had our reception in the Carrickdale hotel. The hotel pulled out all they organised it that photographer had photos at a local forest for the wedding party the bride being a farmers daughter even got a silage tractor into the photo album. On arrival to the hotel we got a drinks reception where they took photos of us for the front of our menus. We then went for family photos in the beautiful gardens. The Nooks wedding band played for the drink reception inside the guests loved them. The meal was well presented and everything came out on time. Rachel was the manager we dealt with.
Laura and Ciaran Gorman
Added 28th Jul 2022
Wedding 6th May 2022
Superb service for our wedding on the 6th May 2022, massive thanks to Michelle who went above and beyond, so helpful especially rearranging dates due to Covid, first class service, food was amazing and beautiful gardens for photos. Highly recommend to any couple getting married, hard to beat
Philip & Shannon Coogan
Added 3rd May 2022
Wedding 30th Apr 2022
Carrickdale was a fantastic venue real easy to work with and extremely helpful and professional throughout the planning process. They went above and beyond to make sure everyone was ok on the day of the wedding. Food was fantastic and all staff where friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel for any couple searching for a dream venue.
Conor and Shannon McAlerney
Added 5th May 2022
Wedding 29th Apr 2022
David and his team where completely outstanding from word go! There was nothing a hassle, and the full wedding from the organising of it, right through to the wee hours of the wedding night, David was on hand to ensure it went off without a hitch! Would highly recommend to future couples. The service, food and value for money was excellent, it is without doubt a No1 wedding venue! Thanks again, Conor & Shannon
Fiona Nolan
Added 17th May 2022
Wedding 22nd Apr 2022
Highly recommend this venue. We had the best day of our lives and can't thank the Carrickdale enough for helping us make that happen. The food was amazing, our guests gave their highest compliments. (especially the duck) The grounds are absolutely stunning and perfect for photographs. Also as we wanted family photos and everyone was travelling, it was ideal that we could do these on site. The staff and service was exceptional. They were friendly, diligent and accommodating. A special acknowledgment and thank you to our wedding co-ordinator Michelle, who went above and beyond and also kept me sane. There was also a few thoughtful surprises done for us on the day by the hotel, which made everything even more special. Many of our guests are already planning on visiting the Carrickdale again, whether for a special occasion, nice lunch or get away. Thank You to all the staff at the Carrickdale.
Tommy and Gail Kiernan
Added 27th Mar 2022
Wedding 26th Mar 2022
We had an amazing day at the carrickdale for our wedding. We were blessed with the weather and the Secret Garden cafe is an amazing space where our guests were able to enjoy the outdoors before the meal and dancing in the Bernish suite. Everyone was complimenting the quality of the meal afterwards. A big special thanks to Rachel our wedding organiser who helped to organise and plan our event, listening to and putting in place all our requests leading up to the big day and then effortlessly leading us through the day itself
Gavin & Gráinne Connolly
Added 25th Aug 2022
Wedding 22nd Mar 2022
We had our wedding day in the Bernish Suite back in March, it was the most amazing day! Emily and staff were absolutely amazing, such a stunning venue and the gardens are beautiful, everything was so seemless from the minute we booked with them. We cannot thank them enough and our guests could not stop talking about the food. We would highly recommend The Carrickdale to any wedding couple. Thanks again Gráinne & Gavin Connolly
Mr and Mrs Niblock
Added 13th Jul 2022
Wedding 19th Mar 2022
We recently had our wedding in the carrickdale hotel, the service and staff where second to none, everything was perfect . We had to change our dates a few times due to covid and the carrickdale where a dream to work with nothing was a hassle. Perfect wedding venue it’s a 10/10 rating from us.
Lisa Mulholland
Added 20th Mar 2022
Wedding 17th Mar 2022
I have to say the carrickdale was absolutely fantastic and our special day was amazing. From the organising of the wedding right through to the food, accommodation and overall service. We had many comments on how nice the food was. We stayed for 4 nights with our 2 children and the staff were exceptional with the kids also. One particular young girl working in the bar and serving in the lobby was absolutely fantastic and our 2 girls loved her. They looked out for her every day. Rachel our wedding coordinator was amazing also and catered to our every need. Nothing was ever a bother. Our weekend was perfect.
Aisling & Theo Muller
Added 9th Apr 2022
Wedding 11th Mar 2022
We finally got married on the 11th March 2022 (after 5 attempts and waiting 2 extra years). Michelle Barrett was our wedding coordinator and all we can say is WOW, what a lady!! From the very first meeting back in 2019 right up until the day itself, Michelle was always there for us and she couldn't do enough. Her professionalism and kindness was on a whole other level. This was the same for all the staff at the Carrickdale. The staff went above and beyond to ensure that all our guests at the wedding had the best time and this continued for the whole weekend. The food was unbelievable (as usual) and we could not have asked for better. Your wedding day is one of the most amazing days in your life, and at the Carrickdale, you won't be let down! Thank you to all the staff for making our weekend extra special.
John Paul and Ciara Byrne
Added 7th Apr 2022
Wedding 4th Mar 2022
We had our wedding on 4th March 2022. We had postponed from July 21 due to covid. David Connell was our wedding co-ordinator and he went above and beyond his job. David was exceptional from first meeting him in 2019. Everything from the welcome drinks to the buffet was done with a high level of detail. Our meal was amazing and highly enjoyed by all guests. Thanks again to the Carrickdale for the 5* service from start to finish and to David for his professionalism and attention to detail for our perfect wedding day.
Kellie & Christopher Heeney.
Added 1st Feb 2022
Wedding 29th Jan 2022
Originally we had a different hotel booked for our wedding July 2020, after having to postpone the original hotel couldn’t accommodate us, however we tried our local hotel Carrickdale and from the minute we walked in the door and spoke to David I knew everything would go right and fall into place he just gave off a vibe and we clicked right away. The whole hotel couldn’t be faulted for their service to begin with, the quality of food, cleanliness of rooms etc, they couldn’t do enough for us nothing was too much to ask. We had 3 dates previous to get married and got covid on Xmas eve 2021 due to be married New Year’s Day and had to ring and postpone a 4th time. Our wedding went ahead on 29th of January 2022 and from the moment we walked through those doors the craic and service from all staff especially David was outstanding. They Really outdone themselves and we will talk about it for years to come, so greatful to them all. Definitely would recommend to any upcoming bride & groom to put their trust in the Carrickdale hotel as our day couldn’t have went better; even with restrictions at Christmas David was the other end of the phone with my endless calls and texts, and the weekend we had our wedding all restrictions were lifted so that was the cherry on top. Really couldn’t say enough about David, he was fantastic
Catherine Gilmore
Added 17th Jan 2022
Wedding 31st Dec 2021
Where do I start.. The Carrickdale is first class! My husband and I booked our wedding pre covid in November 2019 with Rachel. When we went to view the hotel we loved everything about it, our reception was in the Bernish suite over looking the beautiful gardens. We had the best day ever, Rachel had everything we wanted and more. All of the other staff were lovely as well. Our family and friends are still talking about how amazing the service and the food was. Definitely recommend, if you are planning a wedding make a trip to the Carrickdale!! You will not be disappointed!
Megan Burns (O'Keeffe)
Added 17th Oct 2022
Wedding 28th Dec 2021
The service I got from this hotel was second to none. I had a covid wedding and at the very last minute the restrictions were brought in before my wedding. Michelle the Carrickdale manager was the first person to contact me and had absolutely everything sorted. It made a difficult situation so much better. I am a wedding singer and I spend a lot of time in hotels doing wedding music and I have yet to witness the level of service and attention to detail that I got from the staff at the Carrickdale and Canal Court. We still get compliments on the food, the service and the beautiful décor that was all in place for our wedding at no extra charge. My wedding would not have been the day it was where it not for these hotels. Thank you again for everything.
Saorlaith and Fiachra Kerr
Added 27th Dec 2021
Wedding 17th Dec 2021
The Carrickdale hotel and spa went above and beyond to give us the wedding of our dreams. From the first meeting with David (online due to lockdown) we immediately were filled with confidence that despite the uncertainties of COVID we would be able to proceed with the wedding however we needed to (with 100 people or indeed 25). David was a pleasure to work with and nothing was too much of an ask. The entire staff provided the best possible service and the food spoke for itself. Military precision (without the rigidity but rather, plenty of hard working staff in the background ) ensured an efficient meal service with each table receiving food prepared to the same, high standard within a couple of minutes of each other. No long waiting between each course ensured the dinner service was completed early with plenty of time allowed for music and dancing given the 12pm curfew introduced just 2 weeks previously. Having researched multiple other venues (again online), the Carrickdale hotel was by far the most reasonably priced without such limitations as minimum numbers for weekend dates etc, not to mention the most beautiful decorations in place for Christmas on our wedding date. Every one of our guests spoke so highly of the service, staff, food and accommodation and as the bride and groom, we found the hotel nothing short of perfection for our special day. Many of our guests stayed on for 2 nights and found the same high quality of service extended throughout the entire hotel/bar and restaurant. We look forward to our next visit and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone for their wedding!
Natalie Clerkin
Added 5th Feb 2022
Wedding 9th Dec 2021
Wedding After numerous moved dates due to covid , We finally got married in the Carrickdale in Dec 21, from the moment we had went to view the venue no matter who we dealt with they couldn’t of done enough. On the day of the wedding they were superb from keeping us right to schedules etc to attending to our every needs! The food was amazing, our drinks reception was fab, the decor was stunning and the staff were exceptional! I couldn’t recommend them enough! Our wedding coordinator was Rachel and she was so friendly and attentive! Oh and the photos on the grounds ????????????
Added 6th Nov 2021
Wedding 4th Nov 2021
We have recently got married here in the carrickdale Hotel and we could not recommend them enough. We had Rachel as our wedding coordinator and she could not have been more helpful and was always on hand. The staff were very accommodating with last minute changes and with any needs throughout the day. We have already had so many compliments from our guests on the tasty food aswel as the venue itself! Anyone looking for a wedding venue I would highly recommend the carrickdale from all aspects of your big day. Very memorable day in the most positive of ways
Shane & Alexandra
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 7th Oct 2021
Wow..this is the only word we can use for this amazing venue! Between The staff, the decor, the grounds, the attentiveness honestly being treated like complete royalty from preparations until even after the wedding! We had our wedding reception in the bernish suite in the Carrickdale just under a week ago and we couldnt have dreamed of a more magical day! Nothing was too much trouble for them between our whole bridal party & also the guests were treated like kings and queens! Have never seen staff members so attentive caring and willing to make everyone's day and night effortlessly brilliant! Aside from this the food is 2nd to none! The Chef is fantastic, my guests ranted and raved about how delicious every course was & also how there glass was never empty! The rooms are so stunning, with everything you ever need in them, this was our 3rd wedding date because of covid & they made us feel so calm and assured us with every time they would make it special, put us at so much ease! Special thank you to our wedding co-ordinater earth angel is all I could call her! Such a kind selfless helpful and genuinely amazing girl! The carrickdale is blessed to have her she was nothing short of fantastic! every little part of our experience with the carrickdale has been incredible and I would highly recommend them to any newly engaged couple! TOP CLASS! thanks so much again..alex & shane x
Shane & Niamh
Added 2nd Nov 2021
Wedding 25th Sep 2021
Not enough words to say how happy we were with the Carrickdale. From the beginning Michelle and her team have just been the dream to deal with. Going to the hotel on a regular basis prior to getting engaged there was only ever one place we wanted our wedding venue to be. From the lead up to the wedding there was nothing was too much of an ask, I was very particular with certain things we wanted in the arrivals and even with COVID Michelle and her team done everything to ensure they were able to accommodate. Guests are still talking about the food, service and professionalism throughout the day, everything was simply outstanding. Walking into the Bernish Suite, the decor was beautiful and the room looked stunning. As for the gardens, our photographs are out of this world and more than we could ever dreamed of. Thanks for everything, we could sit back, relax and enjoy our day as we knew we could trust the Carrickdale to deliver everything we could have wanted. Thanks a million.
Ciara & Chris Slane
Added 20th Sep 2021
Wedding 17th Sep 2021
Such an amazing venue! We could not fault the service from start to finish! We had a humanist wedding so we had our ceremony at the venue and the setting was fantastic. David the manager looked after us throughout and was excellent at ensuring we picked the correct package for our needs and which was value for money. The food was outstanding! The service by the bar, function, reception and housekeeping departments was all brilliant and very professional. We had a lot of guests who stayed in the hotel and they all raved about it’s facilities and service. The gardens topped it all off for some gorgeous wedding pictures. Highly recommended as a wedding venue or any other occasion!
Shay Barry
Added 6th Sep 2021
Wedding 4th Sep 2021
Having spent some time visiting Wedding venues around the area myself and my then fiancée decided on the Carrickdale Hotel and Spa for our big day. Michelle was extremely knowledgeable and knew exactly what it would take to make our day special. We had initially booked for September 2020 but due to the pandemic we decided it would be for the best to push things out for a year. We were given a list of available dates for 2021 and after contacting all of our suppliers managed to find a date that suited them all. By the time we got back to the hotel this date had been provisionally booked by another couple but Michelle somehow worked her magic and freed up our chosen date again! As the big day approached we felt the communication from the hotel was excellent and we were never left wondering about any aspect of the wedding. On the day, the red carpet was rolled out and walking through the doors Michelle, as promised, took all the stress out of our day and made sure all the little details were taken care of, whether it be attending to those with dietary requirements or rescuing my wife’s bouquet at the end of the night! The gardens are kept immaculate and looked fantastic, we can’t wait to see them in our photographs when we get them. The food was absolutely delicious, the only problem I had was not being able to eat it all! The room itself was stunning, even though we spent very little time there we were able to kick back and relax and rest our weary bones… it had been a long day! Breakfast the next morning really hit the spot, and Michelle was there again like the Duracell bunny making sure we were well looked after! All in all we were delighted to have picked the Carrickdale as our venue, all of our guests had a brilliant time and myself and my wife would recommend it as the place to go!
Thomas & Paula Mc Keown.
Added 8th Sep 2021
Wedding 3rd Sep 2021
Highly, highly recommend the Carrickdale Hotel for your wedding. We had both ceremony and reception there and David looked after us impeccably! Nothing was any problem even with all the date changes due to the pandemic. David was very helpful and understanding and made us, our parents and guests all feel so special. Food is outstanding, atmosphere is fabulous, quality of service first rate, not to mention the gardens for photos… wow! Attention to detail in every area is 100%. Best day ever!!
Aoife & Aidan Bowes
Added 19th Aug 2021
Wedding 12th Aug 2021
We had our wedding in the Carrickdale hotel on the 12th of August. We could not thank the staff in this hotel enough for their amazing service. The wedding coordinator David was absolutely amazing to deal with he went above and beyond no request was too much. The whole experience was a pleasure from booking our wedding with David to the wedding day itself. The food was 10 out of 10 our guests were all raving about how delicious the meal was. The gardens at the hotel are spectacular and are perfect for wedding pictures. The Carrickdale is only 40 minutes from Dublin and offer amazing packages. We would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a top class wedding venue.
Mr and Mrs Seamus Roe
Added 11th Aug 2021
Wedding 5th Aug 2021
Michelle Barret and her staff done an amazing job at our wedding the quality of the service and the food was excellent all our guests were very happy and had no complaints We would highly recommend the Carrickdale Hotel for a wedding
Kristina McDonald
Added 8th Aug 2021
Wedding 3rd Aug 2021
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception in Carrickdale Hotel on the 3rd August 2021. The day was perfect from start to finish. It was so well organised that it really put me and my husband at ease. We had both our ceremony and reception in the Ravensdale Suit. We couldn't believe how beautifully the room was decorated! The gardens are spectacular, plenty of different spots for photos at the Bridge, fountain and pond. Amazing flowers and the grass is pristine! The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were so lovely. Special shout out to David, our wedding coordinator. David made sure our day was just how we had wanted it. Overall I would highly recommend Carrickdale for a wedding!
Marie-Therese and Marc Mallon
Added 12th Sep 2021
Wedding 9th Jul 2021
We got married in the Carrickdale Hotel on Friday 9th July 2021, it was an unforgettable day and night, and we would like to thank all the outstanding members of staff who went above and beyond to provide such a great service and meet all our needs. It was our 4th time trying to get married due to covid-19! From the start, David, our wedding coordinator couldn't do enough for us and made sure every single detail was taken care of. The food was excellent and everything ran like clockwork on the day. We particularly recommend the Baked Alaska for dessert, and the way it was presented to our guests was an extra bonus. The reception room was dressed superbly and the hotel gardens were spectacular for our photographs. Our guests were very pleased with all aspects and several commented that it was the best wedding they've been to in a long time. We simply cannot fault the service the Carrickdale Hotel provided us with, and we would highly recommend choosing here as your wedding venue. Thank you to all the staff at the Carrickdale Hotel for making our wedding so memorable. We will always appreciate it. Mr & Mrs Mallon
Ciara and Philip McClean
Added 11th Jul 2021
Wedding 8th Jul 2021
Myself and my husband have just had our wedding in the carrickdale hotel. This was the third date due to restrictions. The wedding was better than I could of imagined, from Michelle to taking all the stress away and making the day perfect! Pauline for the service ensuring all our glasses were topped up. To Peter shane and cara in the secret garden the next day! The food was the best meal ever the relaxed atmosphere in the hotel, really allowed all our guests and us enjoy every minute and celebrate with us. I would most certainly recommend the carrickdale to any couple for their wedding!!! To all the team thank you all soo much love Mr and Mrs McClean
Declan & Vivienne Doyle
Added 25th Jun 2021
Wedding 19th Jun 2021
Our wedding took place on 19th June 2021, we had an amazing day at the Carrickdale hotel. David our wedding coordinator couldn’t do enough for us and our guests. The staff at the carrickdale made sure to cater to everyone’s needs and are extremely accommodating. David made sure that the day was as perfect, with no request being too much. I’d highly recommend this venue to any couple getting married, the customer service is exceptional - every question answered immediately. The food was beautiful, rooms fabulous, and the setting for the photos (stunning gardens!) amazing. We really couldn’t of asked for anything more. Thanks David & team, we thoroughly enjoyed!
Aoife & Paul Rice
Added 14th Jan 2021
Wedding 31st Dec 2020
We had booked our wedding for August 2020, with covid restrictions we then changed it to February 2021. With a new lockdown on the cards and with a few days notice we brought the big forward to New Years Eve 2020. What can we say, a day of perfection from start to finish. Michelle and her team pulled out all the stops to make our day extra special. The Carrickdale were so accommodating and went above and beyond, a perfect day from start to finish. Jo and Paul behind the bar were so welcoming and made all our guests feel so relaxed. From the food to the service to the atmosphere it was outstanding! The Christmas decor was fabulous for the photos. We would highly recommended the Carrickdale to anyone, nothing was a problem and we can’t wait to get back.
Deirdre & David
Added 17th Feb 2021
Wedding 30th Dec 2020
We had our wedding here in December 2020 under Covid restrictions we were only able to have 25 guests. To most people the thought of this would be terrifying but Michelle made our experience so easy and stress free. She helped us out every step of the way and we felt completely taken care of! I cannot recommend the Carrickdale Hotel enough for anyone who is getting married. They went above and beyond to make sure that everything was running smootly and that everything was taken care of. I was extremely impressed with how they catered so well to my vegan diet. We really had the best day, despite the restrictions that were in place at the time!
Ryan & Orlaith Doyle
Added 5th Jan 2021
Wedding 28th Dec 2020
We held our wedding reception in the Bernish Suite of the Carrickdale on Monday 28th December 2020. Our wedding co-ordinator David could not have done enough for us, especially as we had to postpone our wedding from July to December. It was an extremely stressful time, trying to plan a wedding with the ever-changing restrictions but the Carrickdale went above and beyond to make it a smooth process. We could not recommend the Carrickdale enough. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing, and the staff were brilliant. The Bernish suite décor was beautiful and the gardens were the perfect location for our wedding photos. Even with the restrictions and the reduced numbers we had the best day and would not change a thing. We can not thank the Carrickdale enough for everything they did to make our day so special. We would highly recommend the Carrickdale to any couple looking for a wedding venue. Thanks for everything!!
Nichola & Patrick McCoy
Added 9th Jan 2021
Wedding 26th Dec 2020
On Saturday December 26th 2020, our wedding reception took place in the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa. We would like express our sincere appreciation to the McParland family, Michelle Barrett (our wedding co-ordinator), and all of the staff of this fabulous hotel and wedding venue. We can’t even begin to imagine how difficult this past 12 months has been for the owners, management and staff of the Carrickdale, however not one portion of this hardship, financial or otherwise, was passed on to us at any stage. We originally booked the Lacey’s Suite for July 25th and Michelle had planned an amazing summer wedding for us. Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone and reschedule. Throughout our entire wedding process, Michelle was outstanding. From the very first phone call in March, Michelle endeavoured to ensure we had the Wedding Day that we always dreamed of. Despite the ever-changing guidelines, Michelle continuously worked closely with us to make all of the necessary re-arrangements. She was always there for us and genuinely cared. We cannot thank her enough. We always wanted to get married in the Carrickdale, however our Wedding Day exceeded all of our expectations. From the picturesque gardens that we used for our photographs, to the spectacular décor and surroundings in the Bernish Suite for our reception, we and our guests were blown away. The service and meal provided was top class, as once again Michelle, and the staff, ensured that everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish. It was a day we will never forget. We would highly recommend the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa to any recently engaged couple who are planning a wedding. We certainly hope to be able to celebrate many more happy occasions here in the years ahead and look forward to returning to the hotel in the near future. Look no further for the perfect wedding venue!
Leesa and Gareth
Added 22nd Nov 2020
Wedding 21st Nov 2020
We booked our wedding with the Carrickdale last minute as our original hotel cancelled. From the first time we got in contact with the hotel they have been nothing but amazing!! They were so accommodating, and went the extra mile to ensure our day was an amazing day we will never forget! Both David and especially Peter were absolutely amazing!! I’m actually delighted that the original hotel cancelled cuz there was nothing could’ve matched the service we received from the staff in the carrickdale!! The food was five star! All the guests raved about it! And the service left absolutely nothing to be desired! The accommodation was top class!! The only downside is now that I’m married I can’t book them for another wedding!!! They definitely know how to make a small wedding feel like it’s as big as the biggest one they ever thrown!
Tara & Keith Higgins
Added 25th Oct 2020
Wedding 23rd Oct 2020
We had our wedding at the Carrickdale on Friday 23 October 2020. Where do I start , just brilliant service from start to finish . Michelle our wedding coordinator was just fantastic, with so much uncertainty with our wedding due to covid restrictions , Michelle went above and beyond to keep in touch with us the whole time in the run up to our wedding to make sure things went ok . We are very fortunate for our wedding to go ahead . The staff , the food , the service was just brilliant . We had the best day with our 25 guests and wouldn’t have it any other way .
Emma Rooney
Added 10th Oct 2020
Wedding 3rd Oct 2020
We got married on 3rd October 2020 with reduced numbers at the Carrickdale Hotel, Co. Louth. I want to put up this post to recommend to other brides and grooms how amazing the Carrickdale were to both of us. Our wedding was everything we could have asked for with our closest family and friends. We abided by the social distancing regulations and still had an unbelievable wedding. The food, service and attention to detail were fantastic. If I could do it all over again I would.
Ciaràn & Cathy McGreevy
Added 15th Oct 2020
Wedding 2nd Oct 2020
We held our wedding reception in the Bernish Suite of the Carrickdale on 02/10/2020. Our wedding co-ordinator Michelle couldn't have done enough for us, especially through this difficult time. Planning a wedding through Covid-19 hasnt being easy but the Carrickdale helped us in every way possible.  Everything from start to finish was brillant, the food was beautful and the staff were great. The gardens are a pertect location for wedding photos and the Bernish Suite decor is stylish and elegant. We highly reccommend the Carrickdale to any couple looking for a wedding venue. Thanks again for everything.
Martina and Daniel kelly
Added 15th Sep 2020
Wedding 11th Sep 2020
This hotel did everything they could for us in what was a strange time to get married. They accommodated many date and number changes. Our wedding co-ordinator david did everything he could for us and was always very open honest and empathetic. We had an amazing day with close family and friends, it might not have been the wedding we planned but it was still amazing and very special. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. My guests all enjoyed the accomadation and facilities the hotel had to offer. Happy bride and groom.
Added 29th Sep 2020
Wedding 3rd Sep 2020
They only had bad news for us as our wedding was postponed, guest list cut and a curfew time but they were very helpful and still made it feel like a wedding
Angeline Keown
Added 10th Mar 2020
Wedding 22nd Feb 2020
This hotel is the best in making a couples wedding dreams come true. The staff and the wedding co ordinating staff especially David who was ours could not do more than enough for us, they all went above and beyond in making our wedding the most spectacular day of our lives . They included our daughters in everything which for us gave us the special touch . I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough . The food food as amazing alway offering more and nothing was a bother . 3 weeks later our guests are still complimenting this wonderful hotel to us for there amazing hospitality. We can’t thank you all enough for the exquisite service yous all provided . 10/10 thanks so much Mr and Mrs keown 22.02.20
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