County Arms Hotel

Moorpark, Birr, Co. Offaly
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Your Dream Wedding in Ireland's Heartlands

"We had the most magical and amazing day. From start to finish, there was no stone left unturned (…)” - Mary and Brian, January 2023

For over 60 years, we have supported couples like you to plan their bespoke wedding day, ensuring smooth, effortless, and stress-free planning, thinking of every single detail of your bespoke wedding, delivered by our experienced & dedicated wedding team.

Highlights of a wedding at the County Arms Hotel include our classic Georgian suites; 9 acres of immaculately kept park and grounds; stunning award-winning walled garden and original Gazebo with stained glass; outstanding service; top-notch food; dedicated wedding coordinator; free menu tasting and one-night accommodation; access to a list of our most trusted suppliers; The Pavillion, the newly unveiled outdoor ceremony space; and much more.

"The food was absolutely top-notch." - Eva & Eoin, February 2023

We are passionate about good food and our top chefs have curated exciting wedding menu options for your special day. Your guests will talk about the food and service at the County Arms for years to come. From the moment your guests arrive, our team will put on a feast to remember, with traditional favourites served in our trademark contemporary style using local, seasonal produce where we can.

Whether you are planning a traditional large family wedding party for a few hundred people or a smaller, more intimate civil ceremony, you are guaranteed the same level of service and attention from our team.

Get in touch with Deirdre Smyth, our experienced and fabulous Wedding Coordinator, who will be thrilled to arrange a personal show around of the County Arms Hotel for you.

Are you ready to start planning your bespoke wedding in the Heart of Ireland?

"A hidden Gem in the Heart of Ireland" - Wedding Journal Magazine

Reviews of County Arms Hotel

5.0
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Nicola ryan
5.0
Married on 30th Dec 2023
Exceptional from a the first day we viewed to our big day . Would 100% recommend . The revenue ; the staff and food was amazing .
Response from County Arms Hotel
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your special day and the lead up to it with us. We hope you are enjoying married life and look forward to having you back to visit soon.
Added 26th Feb 2024
Teresa St John
5.0
Married on 29th Dec 2023
Beautiful hotel, professional service and the food was amazing
Response from County Arms Hotel
It certainly is a stunning property and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope you can return to us again soon.
Added 30th Dec 2023
Pat
Married on 28th Dec 2023
Excellent service. Great food.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you , We aim to please and hope to have you back to visit again.
Added 4th Jan 2024
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Darren and Patricia Hogan
5.0
Married on 27th Dec 2023
We can?t recommend County Arms Hotel Birr enough. Niamh and Dee were so helpful and accommodating and never tired of the endless questions and requests we had. The staff at the hotel were all so friendly and helpful too. The food was also amazing and our guests did not go hungry. The venue itself was beautiful and the gardens so picturesque. Would highly recommend as a wedding venue.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review , we pride ourselves on the food and service and delighted all your guest enjoyed their day with us. We look forward to seeing you both again soon.
Added 24th Jan 2024
Holly & Darragh
5.0
Married on 9th Dec 2023
We couldn?t speak higher of the service and quality the County Arms provided us with for both our wedding day and the time leading up to it. Dee & Niamh covered absolutely everything to such a high standard. The most compliments we received were to do with the food of course! From the arrivals food, the dinner, the evening buffet and even the food in the residents bar at 3am, everything tasted amazing and there was plenty of it too! But for us what made us realise we made the right decision by choosing the County Arms was the service Dee & Niamh provided. They took so much stress off us and took care of everything and more! We couldn?t recommend the County Arms enough and are not surprised by all of the awards it wins for weddings based of our amazing experience! Thank you both for facilitating and organising one of the best day of our lives!
Response from County Arms Hotel
We are trilled you had the Best day ever , that is always our goal. We are lucky to have such an amazing supportive team and I will pass on your compliments to them all.
Added 9th Jan 2024
Katie & Ciar?n
5.0
Married on 8th Dec 2023
Myself and Ciar?n We would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff in the County Arms hotel, especially Dee & Niamh for being so easy to work with, for their quick replies to all our questions and making everything so simple for us.. We would also like to mention Dylan who was serving the top table he was absolutely brilliant.
From the moment we booked it until the next day after the wedding, we couldn?t of asked for better. The food & drink all throughout the day was fantastic and everybody we meet is still talking about it. We would highly recommend the County Arms for a wedding.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you for your review I am delighted you enjoyed your day so such and I think ever house needs a Dylan a fantastic young man. No one every leave the County Arms Hotel hungry !
Added 6th Jan 2024
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Amy Phelan
5.0
Married on 1st Dec 2023
We?re do I even start with this review the county arms really blew our wedding out of the water I?m still an emotional wreck thinking of how well everything was done and handled staff was so professional from start to finish and they made sure I had nothing to worry about so thank
You so so much we still have guests messaging us about how outstanding the food was ? we booked our venue back in January/ February 2022 and our wedding planner Dee and she always made sure I had nothing to worry about and made me feel so at ease and making sure I knew she had it covered and
By god did this woman deliver she is absolutely amazing at what she does and we can?t thank her would for
All her hard work we could not have asked for a better person to take over our wedding day for us .. anytime I
Emilee I never had to wait for a reply I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding day or any event you have they are just absolutely outstanding myself and my husband are beyond greatful for everything so thank you so much to dee and her amazing crew at the county arms x

Response from County Arms Hotel
I am trilled to hear everyone enjoyed their day with us and you and Donal had best day ever, It was a pleasure to meet you both and work with you for your special day. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Wishing you both a very happy Christmas .
Added 6th Dec 2023
Hannah and daniel
5.0
Married on 5th Nov 2023
Absolutely amazing from start to finish, everyone involved were so easy to deal with and accommodating, it was great to have such a relaxing and stress free experience on such an important day.
Added 3rd Dec 2023
Daniel & Hannah
5.0
Married on 5th Nov 2023
We had stayed in many hotels before our stay in the county arms and soon upon arrival we both just knew the county arms was the spot for us, the county arms were very accommodating as we had originally planned to marry on the 6/11/22 but had to postpone it to the following year both Dee and Niamh went above and beyond for myself and Hannah and no matter what we asked of them they went out of there way to help and accommodate us, I couldn't recommend the county arms Hotel enough and if you plan to get married look no further because you will be in trusted hands with both the ladies there. Both of them will be there to give ye the best recommendation of photographers/bands/blessors for a very reasonable price aswel. Thanks a million again to both Dee and Niamh and all the help along the way
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you so much for the feedback we are trilled that you eventually had the day of your dreams, it was a pleasure to work with you both and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Added 3rd Dec 2023
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Mary Needham & Padraic Joyce
5.0
Married on 28th Oct 2023
Our very first meeting with Dee we knew we were in very good hands for our Wedding. The County Arms was just fabulous and made our wedding planning journey very easy.
From our first meeting to the taster evening and to the day itself it really was second to none and we couldn't have asked anything more from Dee, Niamh and the County Arms team.
The food was just exceptional, the accommodation and the professionalism of staff really made our day.
We are very thankful to Dee and Niamh for making our day so seamless and enjoyable and are delighted we celebrated our Wedding Day in the County Arms.
Response from County Arms Hotel
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your day so much , it was a pleasure to look after you and your guests. We look forward to seeing you both again soon
Added 27th Nov 2023
Aidan Stakelum
5.0
Married on 27th Oct 2023
Cannot fault anything, a brilliant place filled with brilliant people. Doing a great job keep up
Added 25th Nov 2023
Kellie and Joe
5.0
Married on 6th Oct 2023
Myself and Joe cannot thank all the staff especially Dee and Niamh for all their help leading up and to and on the day of the wedding. We always got a response so quickly and efficiently. Everyone talked for days after about the food and hospitality of all the staff on our day. The gardens are just fantastic for pictures and we can't wait to get them back and see them. We couldn't recommend the hotel enough from start to finish. Thankyou x
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you for your kind words it was a great pleasure to a part of your day. we look forward to seeing the photos and meeting you both again soon .
Added 18th Oct 2023
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Mairead McEvoy
5.0
Married on 29th Sep 2023
From our first meeting with Dee & the team, we loved the County Arms. Their professionalism and friendliness was like no other. Dee was so accommodating and no request was a problem. We were always greeted with a smile when we visited the hotel, and made feel very welcome.
The venue itself was fabulous, the grounds and gardens kept beautifully, the quality of food at the drinks reception and meal was exceptional, and again later in the night- our guests are still talking about it. No stone was left unturned by Dee and the team, they pulled out all the stops and we had the best day we could have imagined!
The county arms is a superb venue, we would 100% recommend to anyone looking to book their big day. We really can not fault anything. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our day so special. Mairead and Garry Kilkenny
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you so much for your kind words it means a lot to the whole team here. I was a real pleasure to meet you both and share your special day with you and your very quiet guests !! It was a super day with an amazing atmosphere . We look forward to having you back in the near future. We shall have the milk in plenty awaiting you !
Added 22nd Oct 2023
Louise and Tony
5.0
Married on 16th Sep 2023
We got married in the County Arms on 16th of September 2023. It was honestly the best day of our lives. From our very first meeting with Dee we both left knowing that it was the perfect place for us to have our wedding. The support throughout from both Dee and Niamh was amazing. Nothing phased them and they had the answers to all of our questions no matter how big or small. On the day the food was top quality and everyone spoke so highly of it. We felt so special for the whole day, all of the staff looked after us and all of the guests so well. A special mention to David who served us for the meal he couldnt have looked after us any better. It is the perfect Wedding Venue and we would highly reccommend it to anyone who is on the hunt for their perfect wedding venue.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Every home should have a David he is certainly an exceptional member of our wedding team! We were privileged to be a part of your special day and we hope you have the most amazing memories to last a life time . We look to welcoming you back to stay with us soon
Added 18th Oct 2023
Brian and Oilbhe Purcell
5.0
Married on 15th Sep 2023
We honestly can't thank the County Arms enough for making our wedding day so special. They went above and beyond, our guests were so pleased with their experience and the food was outstanding. The grounds were beautiful even in the rain and they also had a lovely room in the hotel to take photos. Dee and Niamh were so lovely to deal with, and I could not recommend them enough. Thank you for such an amazing day.
Response from County Arms Hotel
We are delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed your day so much , it was our pleasure to be a part of it . We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Added 18th Oct 2023
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Roisin & Andrew
5.0
Married on 9th Sep 2023
The County Arms were a pleasure to deal with from the first point of contact. Dee and Niamh were always on hand whenever we needed to ask a question and couldn?t have done enough for us. The staff went above and beyond for us on our wedding day. Everyone is talking about how great the food and service was on the day. This is a top class wedding venue and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We had the most amazing day and are so glad we chose The County Arms.
Response from County Arms Hotel
We are delighted that you chose us too! It was a pleasure to be a part of your day, we look forward to seeing you come back to us soon.
Added 2nd Oct 2023
Breda Connors
Married on 9th Sep 2023
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Added 11th Sep 2023
Emma & Eoin
5.0
Married on 8th Sep 2023
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From our very first encounter with Dee and the team at the County Arms we knew we were in safe hands. The team can?t do enough for us, and always go the extra mile.
A very special mention to Dee, who was amazing, she made the whole process seamless, we couldn?t have asked for more.
Our family and friends are still talking about the food, which was next level and plenty of it.
The grounds and Georgian part of the Hotel makes for amazing picture opportunities which meant we got to spend so much more time with our guests on the day. We had the best experience and would highly recommend. We planned our wedding from London and Dee and the team were always at hand to answer any question and chat. Dealing with the team at the County Arms meant for a stress free experience
Response from County Arms Hotel
We do not do stress here! It was an honor to be a part of your day and to assist you on the journey , your visits from London were always ones we looked forward to and sometimes surprised but only ever ended in laughter. We look forward to seeing you both on your next trip home.
Added 4th Oct 2023
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Emer & Olsen
4.9
Married on 1st Sep 2023
The team at the County Arms made our day so special. They were so professional & helpful from the day we went for our viewing right through to the wedding day. They created a friendly & welcoming atmosphere for us & all of our guests on the day. We received so many compliments on the food, with some of our guests commenting that it was the best wedding meal they have ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed our day & look forward to visiting again very soon. We are so glad we chose the County Arms to celebrate our special day.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Delighted to hear you and your guests had such a memorable day with us, we love to hear the feed back it means a lot to our team here. We look forward to welcoming you back soon .
Added 27th Sep 2023
Jc
4.9
Married on 1st Sep 2023
Ideal
Added 1st Sep 2023
Rebekah Diver
5.0
Married on 26th Aug 2023
The County Arms went above and beyond for our wedding! Everyone is talking about how great the food was and how stunning the grounds were. Dee made the planning so easy and helped us every step of the way. Any question we had was replied to instantly. The service was top class and everyone was looked after so well throughout the day. I couldn't recommend this hotel enough for your special day!
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you so much for your feedback it is great to hear that you and your guest had an amazing full of special memories. We look forward to seeing both again in the near future
Added 25th Sep 2023
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Kelly & David Hickey
5.0
Married on 25th Aug 2023
Dee, Niamh + Team pulled out all the stops for us on our big day, service and food on the day was top notch!! And nothing was an issue in the lead up to the wedding.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Delighted to hear you had the best day ever , It was a pleasure to be a part of it and meet your family and friends , We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Added 24th Sep 2023
Kerrie anne Harte
5.0
Married on 24th Aug 2023
All we can say is wow!! From the day we set our wedding date at The County Arms we felt we were guided by the hand through every aspect of the planning of our wedding day. Following our initial meeting with Dee we booked every supplier she recommended rather than spending hours wasted researching we went with Dee?s word and everything was just perfect. Niamh was amazing, so calm, so helpful and so professional even so catching our stray Jack Russell during the ceremony, I am originally from Birr but having our ceremony and reception at the county arms felt like we were getting married at an exclusive dream location that could have been in any country
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you for your lovely words, it was great to have you, your families and friends here with us for the couple of days , we really enjoyed getting to meet them all. We look forward to having to all back to stay with us again soon.
Added 8th Oct 2023
Samantha and Billy Hayes
5.0
Married on 18th Aug 2023
Wow what can we say. Our day was perfect! From the day we booked the County Arms hotel with Niamh for our wedding I knew how amazing it would be. Nothing was an issue and any questions I had were resolved instantly and we were constantly made to feel at ease. Dee is fantastic and made sure the day ran smoothly.
Our guests are still talking about the food! There was so much and the quality was unreal.
We honestly couldn?t rate The County Arms and all their staff any higher.
Thank you all for making our dream day utter perfection!

Mr & Mrs Hayes
Response from County Arms Hotel
Mr & Mrs Hayes, it was a real pleasure to work with you for your special day, I am delighted you had the best day ever and I know we will see you both again soon, looking forward to it !
Added 1st Nov 2023
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C?it & Graham Maher
5.0
Married on 11th Aug 2023
From the minute we booked our wedding with Barry for August 2023 we knew we were in good hands, Barry booked our details at a wedding showcase held in the County Arms and soon after we were linked in with the wedding co-ordinator amazing Dee.

The food from start to finish was amazing, our guests never commented on the drinks reception and the buffet at that point. The main dinner was stunning and we were helped choose our menu with the lovely Sabine who was professional and supportive. We opted for the updated evening menu, which I would highly recommend, again, our guests raved about this and couldn't believe all the hotel had to offer.

Niamh was another member of the team who worked closely with Dee and everything was covered, from the minute we walked in to the hotel our planning was over and the team took over and there was absolutely no stress. Dee, Niamh and Barry took care of everything and whatever we had forgotten they thought of, their light hearted humour along with professionalism made the wedding planning experience so much easier and I cannot recommend the County arms hotel enough.

The waiting staff were efficient and professional and service was like clock work!! Special mention to our waitor at the top table, David, we were well looked after throughout the meal and afterwards. We had 235 people seated for the meal and the service was perfect!! In regards to vegan and vegetarian menus there was separate menus and being a vegetarian I had never been at a wedding where the menu was so well catered for. The dietary requirements such as gluten free menu was also well catered for and the options were endless. Thanks so much to chefs as the food was fantastic!!

We handed over any decorative items; audio guest book, bathroom baskets etc and they were laid out for us so one less thing to think about and the centre pieces were included in our package candelabras etc which weren't included in other hotels.

The bar staff were quick and obviously enjoyed their jobs as they were great craic all day and night, special thanks to the residents bar staff also, the hotel also organised our residents bar music which was a noted touch by our guests, as when the DJ finished we moved to the residents bar for more live music and again more food, snack boxes were provided at this point too!

We wish we could do it all over again and are hoping some of our friends get married here so we can have another wedding at the County Arms, you won't regret booking with the team. Thanks so much!

The morning after we were greeted by Niamh and Dee and it was great to see them as we left.

10/10, Great team, Great service
Response from County Arms Hotel
It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your special day so much, it is always our aim to make your journey as stress free as possible . It was our honor to be a part of your day and to meet your family and friends, We look forward to seeing you both again soon.
Added 23rd Sep 2023
Frank
Married on 5th Aug 2023
What a day the food and and drinks were absolutely spot on but the staff are what made the day wonderful people especially Chloe we will be back for more
Response from County Arms Hotel
Delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us , we look forward to welcoming you back
Added 5th Aug 2023
Mrs Dawn Richards and Mr John Wallace
5.0
Married on 2nd Aug 2023
We got married on 2nd August 2023 in Ferbane and had our Wedding Reception at The County Arms afterwards. It was absolutely fabulous! We would not have changed a thing about the day or night. Most of the guests stayed for three nights at the hotel and it was excellent. The service and professionalism from The County Arms went above and beyond our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. A special shout out to Niamh, Dee, Michelle, Shannon, Claire, David, Liam, Aiden and Chloe, who were all fantastic but nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff.
Guests are still talking about the wedding and how brilliant it was. Many want a reunion next year! Comments from guests include, 'Best wedding ever!' 'It was OUTSTANDING!' 'This is better than my own wedding!' 'It was spectacular!'
We would recommend the County Arms for a Wedding Reception, without reservation!
Thank you to all involved!
Response from County Arms Hotel
Delighted to hear your guests are still talking about your day , yes I think a reunion next year can be organized !! Why not do it all over again .. We look forward to welcoming you both back on your next trip home, we will have your flags out for you again .
Added 25th Sep 2023
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Paula Hickey
5.0
Married on 27th Jul 2023
From the moment we booked our wedding until the end of our celebrations- we couldn?t have asked for better. Dee, Niamh and every staff member were more than accommodating and the most pleasurable to deal with. Nothing was ever too much to ask. Neither of us were from the Offaly so our guests all travelled. From the moment we arrived until we checked out, every guest was amazed. I will always highly recommend the County Arms and the staff. It?s a beautiful hotel with beautiful staff. Thank you guys!
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you for your lovely compliments, I am delighted your day was everting you wanted and your guests who took the time to travel had a memorable experience with us . We look forward to seeing you back soon.
Added 2nd Nov 2023
Therese Bowe
5.0
Married on 15th Jul 2023
A massive thanks to the County Arms for making our wedding day the most unforgettable day of our lives! To Dee our wedding Co Ordinator who went above and beyond for us on the lead up our special day and especially on the day when our dream of getting married in a nearby outdoor location was dashed by the torrential rain. Dee somehow last minute set up the most beautiful ceremony for us in a Georgian room in the hotel. It was more special than we could ever have dreamed of, and we couldn?t be more grateful to her and the team for their outstanding work to pull it all together for us. It was more perfect than we could ever have imagined.

Our special day would not have been possible without the hard work, time, and expertise from Dee & all the team? We are so grateful to each & every one of you.

The Country Arms are an exceptional wedding venue & without any hesitation we highly recommend you book your wedding here.
We wouldn?t change a thing!
Added 6th Dec 2023
Therese Bowe
5.0
Married on 15th Jul 2023
A massive thanks to the County Arms for making our wedding day the most unforgettable day of our lives! Our ceremony and reception was even more perfect than we could ever have imagined.

Our special day would not have been possible without the hard work, time and expertise from Dee & all the team? We are so grateful to each & everyone of you.

The Country Arms are an exceptional wedding venue & without any hesitation we highly recommend you to book your wedding here.
We wouldn?t change a thing ????
Response from County Arms Hotel
Therese & Decky it was a real pleasure to be a part of your special day and to meet so many of your family and friends, we look forward to welcoming you all back soon
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Siobhan Troy
5.0
Married on 14th Jul 2023
On the week of the wedding there were loads of little things coming up so I called Niamh and Dee the wedding coordinators, endless times and every time they spoke to me they sorted whatever worry it was for me and were always so delighted to hear from me and just so lovely to deal with.
The day of the wedding all of the staff could not do enough for us. Everything ran like clockwork the drinks reception food and cocktails all our guests completed them. The meal itself came out very quickly and there was a great selection and the quality of the food was amazing and it all tasted delicious. The ballroom was so beautiful on the day my husband and I got in to see it before the meal and it just looked gorgeous. There was a bar in the ballroom but also another one outside the ballroom and some of my guests reported back that it was great they didn?t have to wait for a drink all night, which is always a plus. The evening food went down a treat we went for the pig on the spit and the wok station and our guests were blown away with it. They all spoke about how fantastic a venue it was but especially for the food.
There are two bridal suites so my and husband and I had a choice of which one we wanted and honestly they are both amazing. Overall we had the best day and are so happy we chose the county arms hotel.
Response from County Arms Hotel
It is always our goal to make the day as stress free as we can for you, our team here were honored to be a part of your special day and delighted to hear they are still talking about us and our amazing food, no one ever leaves here hungry ! We look forward to having you back to visit soon .
Added 12th Aug 2023
Gemma Floody
5.0
Married on 7th Jul 2023
Me and my husband had an incredible wedding here and even the journey to it was nothing but exceptional. Our wedding coordinator Niamh and Dee were just amazing and involved in everything so you didn't feel like you had to do it on your own. The staff were absolutely 5 star and friendly and very professional. I would highly recommend this wedding venue for your big day
Response from County Arms Hotel
Delighted to hear we were able to make your day exceptional, it was a pleasure to be a part of it and to look after your family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
Added 9th Aug 2023
Anna & Kamil
5.0
Married on 28th Jun 2023
I think we cannot recommend County Arms Hotel and Niamh & Dee high enough.
These 2 ladies helped me make our dream come true or even beyond. Always open to any of our ideas and very helpful with the things we've never thought of.
We felt very special and very understood in every way.
At the day of our wedding everything went so smoothly and professionally we couldn't imagined this day more beautiful.
Even the day after the wedding Niamh greet us at reception which was very lovely.
We can't thank them enough for making our day so amazing.
All staff was just gorgeous.
I will recommend them to everyone, always.
THANK YOU !
Response from County Arms Hotel
We are trilled your day was everything you wished for, it was our pleasure to be apart of your special day. We look forward to seeing you both again soon
Added 31st Jul 2023
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Martina Gleeson
5.0
Married on 24th Jun 2023
Dee, Niamh and the whole team went above and beyond for Our Wedding Day. Nothing was an issue for Dee and she took all the pressure off us. We had a beautiful ceremony on the hotel grounds. The food throughout the day and night was outstanding and everyone complimented it. The service was top class, as was the decor and surroundings of the hotel, which was beautifully renovated recently. The wedding schedule was worked around the hurling match which meant guests and bridal party were kept very happy!! The party continued until the early hours and the staff were so accommodating, the music and food in the residents bar went down a treat. We couldn?t have been happier to have chosen that County Arms for our wedding and would recommend it to everyone!
Response from County Arms Hotel
We are delighted that you and your guest had such a great day , It was our pleasure to be a part of it , we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Added 11th Jul 2023
Gearoid & Ellen Buckley
5.0
Married on 23rd Jun 2023
We couldn't recommend the County Arms enough to any couple thinking of getting married there. The staff went above and beyond for us since the day we booked it and no ask was too big or too small for them. It has been over 5 weeks now and we are still hearing amazing compliments from all our guests about the hotel, the service and the amazing food they got on the night. They really know how to host a wedding and ensure everyone is looked after.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Fantastic to hear that your guests are still taking about your day ! It is always our aim to make the day just as special for your guests as it is for you for you both. It was an honor to be a part of your day and we look forward to seeing you both again soon
Added 28th Jul 2023
una hughes
4.4
Married on 16th Jun 2023
dee and niamh my wedding co ordinators was so helpful in every way possible they could not have done enough everything we asked for they helped in every way we had the most magical day and the grounds for photos were fabuolous, all my guests loved the hotel and they said the food was fabulous
Response from County Arms Hotel
Many thanks for your words we are thrilled your day was magical, we look forward to seeing you again soon
Added 21st Jul 2023
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Tara & Denis
5.0
Married on 10th Jun 2023
We are absolutely thrilled we picked the County Arms Hotel Birr for our wedding!! From the moment we booked with Dee and Niamh we knew it would be a perfect day and it truly was, they catered to our every request no matter how big or small , we cannot thank them enough for the the fantastic service and beautiful food our guests received...which we are constantly hearing about since ! If you are considering the County Arms for your Wedding look no further...book it.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you for your words , it was our pleasure to be a part of your special day , we look forward to seeing you again soon
Added 16th Jun 2023
Eddie and Dorothy Cleere
5.0
Married on 1st Jun 2023
We would like to thank the Management, especially Dee and Staff of the County Arms Hotel for their professionalism and attention to detail on the day of our wedding. Both ourselves and our guests had a very memorable time. I would highly recommend this wonderful hotel.
Response from County Arms Hotel
It was a pleasure to be a part of such a special , we look forward to seeing you again soon
Added 12th Jul 2023
Aaron & Jessica Duggan
5.0
Married on 28th May 2023
The County Arms in Birr is an exceptional wedding venue. The staff, led by Niamh and Dee, are helpful, professional, and attentive, making the planning process a breeze. Despite planning our wedding from England, the team provided fantastic recommendations for local photographers, DJs, hairdressers, and other vendors. Their attention to detail and willingness to help with any query we had made the experience stress-free. The value for the price was fantastic, and we couldn't have been happier with the service we received from the whole team. If you're planning a wedding in from anywhere in the British Isles, we highly recommend The County Arms.
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We are delighted to have been a part of your day and delighted everyone was so happy . we look forward to seeing you back soon
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Emma Ryan
5.0
Married on 13th May 2023
There are no words that adequately capture how amazing a day we had on our wedding day. It was just magical from start to finish. The time we spent in the beautiful and immaculate gardens and grounds at night in particular is a real highlight as we had an opportunity to pause and take it all in.

I also want to say how amazing the layout of the ball room was, everything was perfect, and the attention to every last detail was next to none.

We want to extend a massive thank you to you Dee and all the staff in the County Arms who were just amazing from start to finish. A special thanks for Allanah also who was so attentive to us during the meal.

All of our guests were blown away by the County Arms from the food to the small touches like the ice creams on arrival. It was such a talking point all night.

We would highly recommend the County Arms to other couples considering it as a venue. Working with Dee, Niamh and Barry in the lead up to our wedding was an absolute pleasure and as stress free as planning a wedding can be. No request was a problem and everything just worked seamlessly on the day. Our other vendors on the day were also highly impressed with the County Arms.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you for your lovey words , it was a pleasure to help with your special day and wonderful to meet so may of your family and friends, we look forward to having you back soon
Added 20th May 2023
Sarah & Aaron
5.0
Married on 29th Apr 2023
Dee, Niamh and all the staff went above and beyond for our wedding. We couldn't have asked for or dreamed of a better day. Dee & Niamh were fab to deal with from the get go, and swiftly solved any of our concerns, no matter how big or how small. People raved about the service and are still talking about the amazing food, particularly those with dietary requirements. We were able to enjoy our wedding day to the full without thinking if this or that is done because the staff run the day so effortlessly. From the moment we met Dee and booked our wedding, to the moment we arrived on our big day we were made to feel so special and welcome, we can't thank the staff enough. We're just hoping some of our friends will have their wedding here so we can enjoy it as guests. Top class wedding venue.
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Ciara & Kieran
5.0
Married on 28th Apr 2023
We held our wedding at the County Arms Hotel in April and everyone had an amazing time. The hotel definitely had a homely feel and a lovely atmosphere for the time we spent there, which was down to the wonderful staff that went above and beyond for not just my husband and I, but every one of our guests. We booked the venue for two nights, and anything we needed to drop off before hand was not an issue, they even had a room for us to store our things. For the day after, we relaxed and enjoyed a private area for a barbecue which lead out to their gorgeous gardens, this give us the opportunity to set up some garden games for the kids (and the big kids) to keep entertained. Niamh and Dee are hands down superb at their job, they looked after us so well, they were so helpful and nothing was ever a problem to them. We have had so many compliments regarding the venue, food and the staff and lots looking to go back. The hotel is beautiful, lots of space and the gardens are just stunning to walk around. The hotel will always be a very special place to us, we cannot recommend it enough.
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Thank you so much for your lovely words , we are delighted you had an amazing day, we loo forward to seeing you again soon.
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Aisling & Cathal McDonald
5.0
Married on 1st Apr 2023
We got married in the County Arms Hotel on April 1st and what can we say? everything was absolutely fantastic. The staff at the County Arms were on hand to allow us to have a brilliant day. From the entrance reception, to the food and our wedding coordinator Dee Smyth we have nothing but praise. So many of our guests have commented on it being a wedding they will always remember and how fantastic our venue was. We would highly recommend to any couple starting their journey looking for a wedding venue.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Hi Aisling & Cathal , It was a pleasure to be apart of your day and to meet your family and friends . We wish you a lifetime of happiness and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Added 17th Apr 2023
Deirdre O?Beirne
5.0
Married on 24th Mar 2023
Our wedding day was made as perfect as it could be by the staff at the County Arms. From the first meeting we knew we were in safe hands, we couldn?t have asked for anything more from Dee, Niamh and the team. The customer service excelled all our expectations. Our guests couldn?t have had a better experience and all we?ve heard since the day was how amazing the food and service was! We couldn?t have wished for our day to go any better, we were looked after so well all day! We can only hope we get to attend a wedding as quests in the future in the hotel to get to experience everything our guests did. I would recommend having your wedding in the County Arms, you would never regret it!
Response from County Arms Hotel
Deirdre & Aaron, I am delighted that you had the best day ever I hope filled with memories to last a lifetime, It was a please to look after your family and friends and we look forward to seeing you both soon
Added 5th Jun 2023
Lisa O'Connor
5.0
Married on 18th Mar 2023
We had a brilliant time on our wedding day at the county arms, the staff were exceptional and the venue was everything we hoped for and the food was amazing! Thanks again for making our day so special and looking after us.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Hi Lisa & James , It was our pleasure to host your day and we wish you both a lifetime of happiness.
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Kate Wallace
4.9
Married on 17th Mar 2023
We really couldn?t say enough about the County Arms. From the moment we met Dee and Barry we knew this hotel was for us. They make the whole experience feel very personal, and were always at the end of the phone when I needed them. Not once did I need to worry about the venue they took care of everything for us. The staff were absolutely brilliant and people are still talking about the fantastic level of service they received. The main talking point from all our guests was the food. Everyone was just blown away with how beautiful the food was! I can?t explain how amazing it was and to hear people still saying it just goes to show how great it was. We also had our day two in the hotel and it was the best decision we could have made. Once again the staff on the night in particular Niamh couldn?t have done enough for us. I really don?t have any fault in anything and there?s nothing I would have changed. To everyone at the County Arms Hotel, a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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Kate and James , Delighted to hear everyone had such a good day . We wish you a lifetime of happiness and look forward to seeing you both soon.
Added 21st Apr 2023
Maria & JP
5.0
Married on 16th Mar 2023
We were delighted with all aspects of our wedding at the County Arms. The lead up to our big day was handled professionally and reassuringly, with Dee, Niamh and staff on hand to guide us and answer any questions we had promptly.

Our guests are still talking about the top class food and hospitality that was on offer in the County Arms - the Arrivals turkey and ham rolls stand out in particular. Every detail imaginable was thought of - from arrivals food being put aside for us after our photographs being taken to snack boxes for residents at 3am!

We'd highly recommend the County Arms as a superb wedding venue - it is surely one of the best in Ireland.

Added 2nd May 2023
Leona and Warren
5.0
Married on 10th Feb 2023
We are just coming back down the earth after our wedding in the County Arms on February 10th. We always knew we wanted to have our reception in the County Arms having attended a wedding there a few years ago, however it exceeded all our expectations. From the outset, when we booked our wedding in November 21 we found Dee and the team to be hugely responsive and attentive, regularly updating us with room bookings and answering all our queries. On the day of the wedding the staff were all so friendly and attentive which is something that a lot of our guests have commented on. There is a lovely family atmosphere in the hotel that is palpable.
The food in the County Arms is second to none. The queue for the midnight feast spoke for itself and guests couldn't believe the volume and quality of food. Its amazing value for money and we've never been in another hotel that offers as much variety when it comes to food.
The grounds of the hotel are also fabulous and we got lovely photos in the garden and drawing room that we'll treasure forever. We'd recommend any couple to book the County Arms for their wedding. It will make for the best day.
Thanks so much to Dee and the team for making our day the unforgettable one it was.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you so much for your lovely review , we are trilled that you and your guests had such a fantastic day with us . We look forward to w.elcoming you back again as soon are you free to do so . I hope the training has not been too intense Warren ! I look forward to meeting you both again soon
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Mary and Brian Rice
5.0
Married on 31st Dec 2022
We had the most magical and amazing day. From start to finish, there was no stone left unturned by the wonderful staff and, in particular the general manager Barry and our wedding co-ordinators Dee and Niamh.
Nothing was an obstacle, the food was simply amazing and people are still talking about it.
We highly recommend The County Arms Hotel as a venue.
It is a day we will never forget. We had the time of our lives!
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Mary & Brian , thank you for your lovely words it was a pleasure to be a part of you special day and we look forward to seeing you both again soon, Enjoy your honeymoon .
Added 5th Jan 2023
Siobhan & Michael
5.0
Married on 30th Dec 2022
From the very moment we met the team at the wedding showcase, we were put at ease and we were very impressed with what they had to offer as part of their wedding package. Once we had the date booked, it was an absolute please to deal with them with our queries and plans in preparation for our wedding day. There was never any issue with any requests that we had and the team were always willing to answer our questions and to reassure us that everything would go off as planned. The wedding day itself was perfection and our guests were blown away with the high quality and quantity of the food that was served throughout the day. Our guests also commented on the service from all the staff - a credit to the hotel. The grounds were perfect for photos as was the newly renovated room upstairs. The lighting during the winter/Christmas was fabulous. We cant recommend the County Arms enough - a top class wedding venue.
Added 16th Jan 2023
Peig & Tommy
5.0
Married on 29th Dec 2022
We celebrated our wedding in the County Arms back in December 2022 and we had the best day. A huge shout out and thanks to Dee, Barry, Dearbhla & Niamh who took such good care of us from the moment we booked our wedding right up until we left, they were not one bit obtrusive but always there if we needed them. The staff are amazing and incredibly hard working, they made sure that not just us but every one of our guests were looked after. I can?t even keep up on the count of the amount of times our guests have complimented the food, nobody went away hungry! A massive thanks again to everybody for making our wedding day spectacular.
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Eva & Eoin
5.0
Married on 28th Dec 2022
Our experience at the County Arms was second to none, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding day. From day one Dee and her team went above and beyond to accommodate all our needs, nothing was an issue. The team were so helpful in the lead up and answered all our queries quickly. On the wedding day itself everything ran so smoothly. Our guests were blown away with the fantastic staff and superb food. The atmosphere around the hotel was lovely and there was plenty of staff catering to everyone's needs. The hotel was beautifully decorated, I did not need to add any extra which was a huge plus. The food was absolutely top notch, everything arrived out to our guests quickly and was beautifully presented. The Georgian part of the hotel and grounds are stunning and provided loads of opportunities for lovely wedding photographs. We genuinely couldn't have asked for anything more from the venue, it made our wedding day so special.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Thank you both so much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to be apart of your day. Wishing you both many years of happiness.
Added 16th Feb 2023
Paulina & Darren
5.0
Married on 10th Dec 2022
From the first phone call with Dee we knew we connected and she understood our unique plan. Dee helped us plan to put our idea of suprise wedding (which everyone thought is 30th birthday party) into place. We always wanted small, no fuss, intimate and romantic wedding but we didn't want the stress of everyone trying to get involved. County Arms is in the centre of small town where everyone knows everyone, however our secret was kept well till very last minute. We always felt like we were the priority, from little emails to food tasting and the big day itself.
County Arms provided us with the amazing food that everyone is still talking about, from little appetizers to the most amazing dinner, kitchen staff cooked for us to perfection.
Every room needed for our special day was perfect in every way, it was not traditional wedding but it was charming, original, unique and amazing.
We didn't put any pressure on anyone, having a suprise wedding other than Dee but she did everything we wanted and more, from bringing the cocktails to the bridal suite, to helping the groom with a set of braces to keep his trausers up, to helping pop the baloon with a secret message about the suprise wedding, to looking after the maid of honor baby when pictures were taken, it was like having Dee in 5 places at once.
The staff on the day were absolutely brilliant, they accommodated every last need, from the quality of function staff to the bar staff, where Ben did absolutely brilliant job. Having such a great place and the staff we could enjoy every minute of our day.
It was not planned to be a picture perfect wedding but it was this and more, with the help of County Arms, Dee, Niamh, Ben and the team.
Thank you.
Response from County Arms Hotel
Paulina & Darren , Thank you so much for choosing us to host your very unique and special day. It was a massive privilege to be a part of something so special and memorable. I look forward to welcoming you both with my man Cody back to see us soon x
Added 5th Jan 2023
Siobhan and Michael
5.0
Married on 8th Dec 2022
It was truly an excellent and wonderful day, everything was layed out so well, the staff at the County Arms Hotel worked extremely hard to make it a perfect day, huge compliments to the chef the food was divine and plenty, wedding reception was beautiful, hotel was beautifully decorated, amazing backgrounds for beautiful photos to be taken. It was definitely top notch. We would truly recommend this hotel for every event. And massive Thank you to Dee and all her staff, who went above and beyond for us and our guests. It was a fantastic day and we will definitely be coming back.
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Thank you for your kind words , we are delighted your day was everything you dreamed, it was a pleasure to work with you both and we look forward to having you and you family back with us soon .
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Nuala and Greg
5.0
Married on 2nd Dec 2022
We had a great experience on our wedding day in the county arms. The team was fantastic. The food was fabulous and it's safe to say noone went hungry and the grounds are beautiful for photographs, especially in the winter time. We would recommend the venue to anyone.
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Thank you for your review , we are delighted to hear that everyone had a fantastic day out . It was a pleasure to work with you both and we wish you many years of happiness. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Added 19th Dec 2022
Pilar & Darragh
5.0
Married on 26th Nov 2022
If I could give more than 5 stars I would in every single aspect, the team at the county arms went above & beyond for us & every single guest could not stop talking about EVERYTHING from the second we landed till right into the early hours of the morning nothing was a problem nobody was ever left waiting on food or drinks the service was second to none, the food was OUTSTANDING, the service was top class I couldn?t believe how quick everyone was eating & nearly everyone got their food at the same time (which was nearly 200 guests so that?s pretty outstanding in itself) , from the second we booked here back in 2018, we had a few date changes between covid & babies & I honestly couldn?t of been dealing with a better team, Dee & Niamh were always just the other side of the phone or email they went out of their way for us & I?d recommend the County Arms to EVERYONE, also Barry was excellent he couldn?t of done more for us, I would only love to do the day all over again but I have to say it was absolutely the best day of my life the staff, the grounds for pictures (they have the most amazing arch and little house outside), the service, the food was just on another level, nobody was ever left waiting at the bar, they had music arranged from the second we entered till also the very early hours, all our guests have been absolutely raving about it sinice, I couldn?t of asked for more, all I can say is if your even considering booking it then DO IT, you will 100% have the best day of yer lives

Thank you soo much to every single team member in the County Arms

Pilar & Darragh
Response from County Arms Hotel
We are trilled that you had the BEST DAY EVER ! You didn't have an easy journey with a few date changes , but you were always incredibly positive to work with. The end result was perfect !! We look forward to having you and your family back in the future making more memories .
Added 15th Dec 2022
Noreen & Philip Kennedy
5.0
Married on 29th Oct 2022
The County Arms were extremely helpful when planning our wedding day. Their list of suppliers was exceptional and definitely worth going with anyone from the list. We didn?t have to organise anything extra for the hotel as the County Arms had everything in terms of decoration and table plan. This made for a very stress free run up to the wedding. They were very accommodating and helped out in any way they could. The food was fantastic. Our wedding guests are still talking about it.
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I am delighted to hear that you had a stress free experience with us for your special day , we will always strive to make the journey as enjoyable as possible for our couples. We wish you many years of happiness and l look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Amy Constable
5.0
Married on 21st Oct 2022
I can't even begin to describe how absolutely spectacular The County Arms is and its staff.
We were married here last month after having having so much bad luck with covid and organising in another hotel down the country, with only 5 months to go our Original hotel cancelled and we were left with such stress and panic.
We contacted The County Arms and spoke to Dee and she was just amazing!
She eased our nerves and stress. Nothing was ever too much she was so relaxed and made organising so so easy going!
From the second We stepped foor on the premises we knew we were in safe hands.
We gradually met more of the staff and they were all so wonderful!
We went for our wedding tasting and it was just fantastic!
Dearbhla the banquet manager was out of this world! The food was beautiful as was the service we couldn't fault one single thing !
Trying to organise booking for our guests Shannon was an absolute gem and was so wonderful!
Niamh was amazing too with all the emails back and forth and all her help!
There was a few hiccups with People not being able make it the week of but Dee and her team didn't even bat an eyelid they just told me not to worry and they had it all taken care of !
The day of the wedding came and Oh...my...God.
It was absolutely spectacular from start to finish.
All our guests raved about the food, staff , grounds etc.
We were a bit overwhelmed with chatting to so many people but Dee got us both to a private area when we arrived, gave us a drink and food and we relaxed for a few minutes to soak in the day!
There was food none stop so no one was left hungry! The food just top notch from the beginning to the very end of the night in the residents bar and the staff there was phenomenal too!
To sum up, if your looking for a venue look no further, you will not be disappointed!
Hands down the best wedding venue in the country along with best staff.
Thank you so much to all at The County Arms, you made our wedding day a dream come true !
Amy & Jason Constable
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Mr & Mrs Constable !! Thank you for your review , we are delighted to have been a part of your day, you were amazing to work it , we wish you many years of happiness and look forward to having you with us again in the future.
Added 11th Nov 2022
Gordon Fogarty
5.0
Married on 15th Oct 2022
We had an absolutely brilliant day thanks to everyone involved right from the planning stage to the big day itself. Your professionalism and flexibility could not be matched and the manner in which Dee and all the staff guided Sheila and myself throughout the day left us with no worries and made it all a breeze!! An absolute cracking experience!!
Added 15th Nov 2022
Emma O?Brien
5.0
Married on 14th Oct 2022
Excellent service really enjoyed our day as did our guests
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Fiona & Colm
5.0
Married on 7th Oct 2022
We would highly recommend the County Arms Hotel to any couple planning their Wedding Day. We're so delighted we chose this hotel. Dee was so upbeat & helpful from the moment we met her. She made planning our wedding so easy, nothing was a problem. Niamh, Dearbhla & all the staff were so helpful & professional on our Wedding Day. All the guests spoke so highly of all the staff, how friendly & professional they were. The food was a massive talking point on the day, it was amazing from start to finish. We are very thankful to all the staff & would definitely recommend the County Arms Hotel for a Wedding.
Added 14th Nov 2022
Breda & Martin
5.0
Married on 1st Oct 2022
A very delayed but worthwhile review. From the minute we first went over to look at The County Arms Hotel everyone was an absolute pleasure to deal with. The day we went to view the hotel we were shown the beautiful hotel and surrounding grounds and could ask as many questions as we wanted and were given all the time in the world - we were also given soooo much food to taste and that what really sealed the deal for us! We had originally booked our wedding for 2021 but then Covid 19 hit and there was no issue with changing dates. Throughout our process Dee and Niamh were absolute godsends to deal with and there was never an issue. Dee even reminded us of lots of things that we needed to do and get done along the entire wedding planning process. We had our tasting night and we had so much food (&wine) that we were still stuffed coming down for breakfast the next morning. Dee met us again and went through every little detail in preparation for our big day. We were given as much time as we needed and nothing was an issue. All along the way they girls were always so prompt with their replies either by email or phone that we were never left waiting on an answer. There was no problem getting room lists etc at any point during our planning process. We dropped in stuff the day before the wedding and Dee and other staff helped us to unload and reassured us that all was in hand - and indeed it was! The morning of the wedding a room was arranged for my in-laws to have hair, make up and refreshments done. The girls made sure that the brdal party was fed adn ready on time and didn't let them have too much to drink the morning of the wedding either !! From our arrival with the red carpet till we rolled to bed in the early hours everything ran smoothly . The food was superb to say the least - we still have people raving to us about hpw good the food was. Then the midnight feast came out and even though nobody was hungry everyone queued up to get something - the pig n the spit and pancakes seemed to be the biggest hits and then came more food in the residents bar(definitely needed to help sober people up at this point!). The breakfast the next morning was super too. We had day two celebrations in The County Arms and the same story again - all ran so smoothly , honestly its like Dee and Niamh could be in 5 different place at once. Dee had organised the music for day 2 and they didn't disappoint either. When it came to settling the final bill there was no rush or pressure put on us in front of our guests and were given plenty of time to go through everything.
All in all an absolutely beautiful hotel, great staff, super food and absolute gems to deal with throughout the entire process - people are still talking about what an amazing wedding it was and most of that was down to The County Arms. Counldn't have been more helpful - worth their weight in gold...Would recommend The County Arms for everyone's wedding! - Thanks so much again for making our wedding day so special. - Breda & Martin Leacy
Added 15th Mar 2023
Aideen & Paul Monaghan
5.0
Married on 17th Sep 2022
We had our wedding reception in the County Arms on the 17th of September 2022. It was the only venue we viewed and from the moment we were shown around by the amazing wedding co-ordinator Dee we knew we didn?t need to look any further. Nothing was a problem and Dee went above and beyond for us, from moment we met with her all our queries were answered immediately and never a problem for Dee or her team. The day itself was more than we could have asked for, the rooms, service and food was outstanding along with special little touchs and extras added by Dee completely unexpected but topped off our day. Our guests both young and older are still talking about the fantastic day we had and are still complementing the food. They have a fantastic menu to choose from and we cant fault the hotel or staff in any little way. We can?t wait to return to the hotel for our first anniversary and we are planning on making it a yearly visit. We have just gotten our professional photos are they are truly amazing thanks to the beautiful grounds and gardens of the County Arms. We highly recommend Dee and the team at the County Arms and wish we could do the day all over again.
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Ciara Loughnane
5.0
Married on 27th Aug 2022
I couldn't recommend the County Arms enough for a wedding. We booked our wedding with only four months notice and Dee and all the staff couldn't have been more helpful with pulling it all together so fast. We had a lot of questions which were always answered immediately and had changes right up to the last day and they were so accommodating. The day itself was so enjoyable. The decor, the food and the service (even down to plasters for those wearing heels) were all exceptional. We would do it all again in a heartbeat.
Added 12th Sep 2022
Michelle & Brian
5.0
Married on 22nd Aug 2022
We got married on the 22nd of august and it was the best day. The hotel and staff in the county arms hotel were amazing from start to finish they made our day so relaxed everyone talked about the food and staff. Dee was amazing to deal with there was never an issue with any thing
Incredible experience thank you so much
Added 8th Aug 2022
K & K
5.0
Married on 20th Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing venue and team. During the planning nothing was ever an issue or too much effort. Dee, Niamh & Dervla we're all so professional and accommodating. We had 255 guests, it was the best day ever. Everyone is still talking about the food and how amazing the staff were, not to forget the bar staff who kept up with the crowd very well into the late hours. Couldn't recommend The County Arms enough!
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Aoife Carroll
Married on 20th Aug 2022
Loved every minute
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Michelle Roche and David Kennedy
5.0
Married on 12th Aug 2022
We cannot recommend the County Arms enough for your Wedding. We had both our ceremony and reception in this beautiful hotel. The ceremony room was exactly what we were looking for, a large bright Georgian room. We had the reception on the terrace and took all our pictures in the beautiful gardens. The dinner was held in the large reception room and although we only had 95 people at the wedding the setup was perfect to ensure that the room was the ideal size for our party.
Dee, Niamh and all the staff were amazing. So professional, supportive and helpful. They made our day so easy and enjoyable. The food was fantastic and the service second-to-none. We requested a few changes to the menu and set up and nothing was ever a problem. We are so please that we decided to book the County Arms for our wedding and how everything turned out on the day.
Added 14th Sep 2022
Jenny and Nathan Walsh
5.0
Married on 31st Jul 2022
I don't think there are enough words to describe how amazing this hotel is!
After being let down by another hotel 6 months before our wedding we contacted the County Arms. From that first email Dee was like someone we had known for years. So so helpful and accommodating. Once we drove down the drive way for our first meeting we couldn't believe that we hadnt visited here in the first place! Everything about the place is amazing! The staff,the food, the rooms,the gardens! Amazing!! People are still talking about it all a month later! The best decision we made for our wedding was choosing the County Arms! I need to give a massive thank you to Dee, Niamh,Shane,Dervla,Gary, Bernie and Ben! They all went above and beyond for me and my bridal party from the second we arrived to the second we left! We can't wait to go back and visit! If ye are still trying to choose a wedding venue then i 100% recommend just booking here, its the best thing you'll ever do.
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Olivia & Paul Cawley
5.0
Married on 30th Jul 2022
We had our wedding the end of July in the County Arms. We planned the wedding from Australia and I cannot speak high enough of our wedding coordinator Dee. She made everything so simple and easy for us whilst living abroad. The decor in the function room was stunning and all organised by Dee and the staff. The food is remarkable in the County Arms and I know our guests will compliment the food they were served for many years to come. Hats off to the chefs! The hospitality was incredible. The wait and bar staff were amazing. They were so patient with us even at the early hours of the morning. Dee understands exactly what each couple desires on their wedding day and she delivers every time. We have a friends wedding in the County Arms at Christmas and I cannot wait to attend. I couldn?t recommend this venue highly enough. I can?t wait to return!
Added 15th Aug 2022
Caitriona
Married on 23rd Jul 2022
Beautiful venue for a wedding classic
Added 23rd Jul 2022
Vanessa Chadwick
5.0
Married on 15th Jul 2022
We recently got married in the county arms 15.07.2022. We would highly recommend The County Arms for your wedding day. From the moment we viewed it back in 2019 to now we cannot say enough about the hotel and particularly the staff. From our menu tasting, to every phone call, email and in the lead up to the wedding and the day itself we were treated like royalty. Deirdre Smyth is the best person ever to have on your side if you are planning a wedding. We had so little to do for the venue side of things she has it all covered and is worth her weight in gold. They go above and beyond to help and nothing is a problem. The beautiful gardens and facilities provided the perfect spot for all our photographs. On behalf of myself and my husband we would like to say a massive thanks to Dee, Barry, Dervla and all the team for helping us plan our special day. Because of you our day was the best day of our lives. Every guest that attended our wedding is praising the county arms, the food and the wonderful staff that work there. The food and the service is the best you will ever get. You all made our day so magical I would highly recommend the County Arms for anyone planning their wedding. We wish we could do it all over again
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Emer and Philip
5.0
Married on 8th Jul 2022
Our wedding day in the County Arms Hotel on 8th July was simply the most perfect day we could have asked for. Our wedding co-ordinator Dee and her assistant Niamh go above and beyond to make sure everything is in place for the best day. Dearbhla the banquet manager ensured the meal went smoothly and even weeks later people are still talking about the food, it was just amazing.
The gardens of the hotel are spectacular and perfect having everyone close by for photos, especially our 2 young kids. We can't wait to see our photos ????
We would highly recommend the County Arms to any couple wishing to get married and wish we could do it all over again, it was the best day of our lives ????
Added 2nd Aug 2022
2nd visit as a wedding guest
Married on 8th Jul 2022
Our second time to visit as a wedding guest in 6 weeks, 5/5 first wedding for food,we found the food was not as good this time around unfortunately, bread rolls slightly stale and the veg plates were hastily removed as i was still eating my main course, the ice cream lacked flavour prob give the meal 2.5/3 out of 5.Two soup options fair play but no need really extra work for kitchen and waiting staff
Added 9th Jul 2022
Amy Killeen
5.0
Married on 7th Jul 2022
I would highly recommend the county arms for your wedding venue. It?s a fantastic spot and the staff are amazing. They go over and beyond to help you and they can?t do enough for you. Everybody that attended our wedding is praising the county arms and the wonderful staff that work there. On behalf of myself and my husband we would like to say a big thank you to Deirdre smyth for helping us plan our special day only for her our wedding day wouldn?t of being so magical without her. She?s just so kind amazing and a wonderful person and is fantastic at her job she?s such a lady to deal with we can?t thank her enough for everything she did for us. The food and the service is the best you will ever get. The staff and Deirdre are just incredible. The county arms, the food, the service and Deirdre made our day so magical I would highly recommend the venue and staff for the most magical day of your life
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Geraldine Flanagan
Married on 7th Jul 2022
Beautiful hotel food amazing service and staff friendly and very welcoming it wasby far the best wedding venue as mother of the bride i was so happy how the day turned out for my daughter her wedding was to be 2years previous but with covid unfortunately we had to wait and it was worth the wait thank you.
Added 16th Jul 2022
Ella Mahon and Shane O'Rourke
5.0
Married on 2nd Jul 2022
We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding in the County Arms Hotel. The planning on the lead up to the wedding was made so simple with Deirdre and Niamh's help. They catered for all our needs and wants. All phonecalls and emails were responded to promptly. They really help ease any of our worries!

On the day of the wedding everything flowed so smoothly. All our guests raved about all the food which certainly left no-one hungry! From the rolls at the reception, the main meal, the afters food and even the snack box at the residence bar went down a treat! We personally loved the prawns for the starter of our main meal.

The hotel has recently refurbished the gardens and it was such an amazing place for ourselves and our guest to hangout in and get some nice photos! The kids really enjoyed the new playground area!

The main function room was decorated so beautifully! We were so proud to have our guests here.

For our wedding we had a day 2 of a tradition session with some lovely buffet style food in the Garden room. It helped created a more intimate environment.

We cannot speak highly enough of the service we received in the County Arms and would definitely recommend to any of our friends and family planning a wedding.
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Yvonne & Miche?l
5.0
Married on 1st Jul 2022
We experienced the best day in the County Arms in Birr. We couldn't bhavevasked for better for our guests and ourselves.
From the first day we met Dee, the Wedding Coordinator, we felt at ease and any ideas we shared were fully supported, Dee could not have done enough!!!
On the day our guests and ourselves were so well looked after, from beginning to end, the guests spoke so highly of the drinks reception, the food and music on arrival put everyone in the party spirit!
The dinner was fabulous, we were all very well looked after and everyone spoke so highly of the staff who were so courteous and couldn't do enough for us all.

We are sad our day is over, but so so happy we chose The County Arms in Birr as our reception destination, It was fantastic and we couldn't recommend bit enough!!!!

Huge thanks to Dee, Dearbhladh and all the staff who looked after us.

Miche?l & Yvonne.
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Darach & Louise Honan
5.0
Married on 23rd Jun 2022
Dee and the team in the County Arms were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They were extremely accommodating to all our needs and we along with all our guests had a brilliant day.
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Michael
5.0
Married on 18th Jun 2022
Excellent
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Damien & Lena O Hara
5.0
Married on 3rd Jun 2022
From the moment I drove up that driveway in the County Arms i knew I would be leaving with our wedding booked. Dee and the wedding team were fantastic to deal with nothing was to much to ask of them. The whole day and experience was amazing and ran like clock work. We had both our ceremony and reception in The County Arms what can we say amazing, the attention to detail the ceremony room the ballroom everything was exceptional. The walled garden is fantastic for pictures of your most memorable day. All the food was beautiful, all our guests are still talking about the carved meats and homemade sauce they were a big hit. We can't thank Dee and the team at the County Arms enough for making our day so memorable. We would highly recommend The County Arms and wish we could do it all over again.
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Daniel and Sarah Maloney
5.0
Married on 20th May 2022
We got married in May 22 having only set our date the September before hand. Dee was absolutely amazing and so professional! Everything from the beginning to the end was unbelievable. Dee made our day so easy, everyone that attended our wedding were blown away by the service they received and by the quality of the food. I would 100% be recommending the County Arms for future brides and grooms.
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Aoife & Garret Hensey
5.0
Married on 14th May 2022
We were absolutely delighted to have chosen The County Arms for our wedding, and had such a fantastic day!
From the get go Dee and team were super helpful, responsive and so easy to deal with.
Food is something that the County is known for, and our day was no different... gorgeous food and plenty of it! They made sure my mums dietary requirements were fully catered for, even making her a special dessert of choice!
Couldn't fault a thing, and would recommend The County Arms to other couples considering it for their Big Day
Added 7th Jun 2022
Eithne and Seamus Olohan
5.0
Married on 13th May 2022
We would just like to thank Dee and all the County Arms Team in Birr Co. Offaly for such amazing wedding weekend. The food was tremendous and so flavoursome.We even had our favourite dessert which we both like "Tiramisu" which Chef done without hesitation and tasted beautiful..The team were outstanding in everything the done.. All the guests are still talking about the food when we arrived into the looby ,the midnight feasts,even the snackbox at 3 in the morning..The music in the bar after the wedding band and disco.. Only thing that we could do it in slow motion that we could enjoy it for longer..We would recommend anyone to have their wedding here simply amazing memories from walking in the door to walking out two days later "Savage"..Top marks to all the team.. Regards Eithne and Seamus
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Natascha Casserly
5.0
Married on 7th May 2022
We both as Bride & Groom would love to take this opportunity to give some feedback on our experience on having our very special day in the County Arms Hotel. We would like to start by saying that we were not even asked to fill out a review but we did ask where the best place would be to reach out to let future couples know what they can expect at the County Arms. Finding a Wedding venue is never an easy thing to do and is one of the biggest decisions to make for your special day! Well, for us we can say that choosing a venue was such a simple and straight forward process.

We knew the high quality and standards of the County Arms previously due to spending time there over the previous weeks and months. So we decided to make a wedding inquiry once we were engaged. This was the first time we got to meet Dee and little did we know at the time just how crucial she would be in our life and day. Dee and Niamh and the entire County Arms team went above and beyond what we could have ever expected to receive on our day. They ensured that as Bride and Groom we had little to be worried or stressed about and took the weight off our shoulders and took that on themselves while at the same time ensuring we felt that we were fully in control of what we wanted for our day. Dee listened to us, she understood our needs based on this and helped to construct the most perfect day we could have asked for. I'd also like to point out that we had a relatively small wedding yet not once did we feel any less valued.
In fact we can say with full certainty we felt loved and cared for and that the entire team wanted us to enjoy our day and would help out in any way they could to ensure that indeed was the case. There isn't time to go into all the specifics but we had the most special day of our lives together and yes we had our family and friends together but we didn't feel like we were hosted by a business. We felt that all the staff were also guests sharing in our day working very hard to make it an incredible experience. Some other staff other than Dee and Niamh that really helped make our day was John, Tomek, Ben, Dearbhla, Peter, Gary, and many more whose name unfortunately we couldn't remember.

One thing that really stood out that Dee went above and beyond her duty was when we were going to drive from the hotel to Birr Castle Gardens. My husband the Groom was going to drive, but Dee instead offered to Chauferre us in her car along with providing beverages for us along the way on the hot summer's day. She then waited for us as the pictures were done with her Chauferre cap and all and drove us back to the hotel's red carpet. This was just such a loving and kind gesture from her that will forever be in our hearts and wedding album.

We will certainly keep our relationship with the County Arms going forward and return for our weekend breaks away to enjoy the friendly staff, amazing food, fantastic facilities and the beautiful grounds. A massive thank you to all at the County Arms for your professional, friendly and caring relationship. Warm regards Natascha and Richard
Added 8th Jan 2023
Richard & Natascha
5.0
Married on 7th May 2022
We both as Bride & Groom would love to take this opportunity to give some feedback on our experience on having our very special day in the County Arms Hotel. We would like to start by saying that we were not even asked to fill out a review but we did ask where the best place would be to reach out to let future couples know what they can expect at the County Arms.

Finding a Wedding venue is never an easy thing to do and is one of the biggest decisions to make for your special day! Well, for us we can say that choosing a venue was such a simple and straight forward process. We knew the high quality and standards of the County Arms previously due to spending time there over the previous weeks and months. So we decided to make a wedding enquiry once we were engaged. This was the first time we got to meet Dee and little did we know at the time just how crucial she would be in our life and day.

Dee and Niamh and the entire County Arms team went above and beyond what we could have ever expected to receive on our day. They ensured that as Bride and Groom we had little to be worried or stressed about and took the weight off our shoulders and took that on themselves while at the same time ensuring we felt that we were fully in control of what we wanted for our day.
Dee listened to us, she understood our needs based on this and helped to construct the most perfect day we could have asked for. I'd also like to point out that we had a relatively small wedding yet not once did we feel any less valued. In fact we can say with full certainty we felt loved and cared for and that the entire team wanted us to enjoy our day and would help out in any way they could to ensure that indeed was the case.

There isn't time to go into all the specifics but we had the most special day of our lives together and yes we had our family and friends together but we didn't feel like we were hosted by a business. We felt that all the staff were also guests sharing in our day working very hard to make it an incredible experience. Some other staff other than Dee and Niamh that really helped make our day was John, Tomek, Ben, Dearbhla, Peter, Gary and many more who's name unfortunately we couldn't remember.

We will certainly keep our relationship with the County Arms going forward and returning for our weekend breaks away to enjoy the friendly staff, amazing food, fantastic facilities and the beautiful grounds.

A massive thank you to all at the County Arms for your professional, friendly and caring relationship.

Warm regards
R&N
Added 12th May 2022
Elizabeth & David
5.0
Married on 30th Apr 2022
We had an amazing experience planning our wedding with Dee, Niamh & Dearbhla in the County Arms.
From the run up to the wedding to the big days itself, there was nothing that was too much and nothing they didn?t think of to make our day an amazing experience for our family and friends.
As expected, the food and service was the highlight and talking point of the day. It blew everyone away! Something I don?t think any other venue can rival.
I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending the Count my Arms to any couple trying to decide where to host their big day. Your guests will LOVE it.

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Amy and Ois?n
5.0
Married on 22nd Apr 2022
From the very beginning of planning our wedding with the County Arms, we felt assured every detail of our day was going to be of unquestionable quality. Dee our wedding coordinator, took the time to get to know us, and in turn made our reception reflect us as people and totally exceed our expectations of what a small wedding could become. Our guests were extremely complimentary of the whole experience, paying particular appreciation to the food and staff which were second to none. If you are considering the County Arms as your wedding venue we would recommend you look no further, we will never forget the ?nothing is too much? approach to our day by everyone involved. You will be treated to the best of the best in service, we are so delighted that we chose the County Arms as our Wedding venue.
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Stephanie Rosney
5.0
Married on 25th Mar 2022
To say Dee and Niamh couldn't do enough for us is an understatement. From our 1st meeting I knew we were in safe hands. They went over and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our day. I couldn't be happier with how things went. Our guests are still talking about the fantastic food they got along with how friendly was to them from staff.
For those who are considering The County Arms for their wedding ( or any celebration) I totally recommend them. All of the staff are professional, courtious, friendly and attentive. You will not regret booking here.
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Niamh & Michael
5.0
Married on 2nd Dec 2021
Where can I start, we booked our wedding in the county arms hotel in march 2018.
That's when we met the lovely dee Smith!
We absolutely loved the county arms hotel, we attended a wedding there and had said this will definitely be where we go!
And of course he popped the question and off we went!
When we went to view the hotel they were absolutely lovely to talk to, they even gave us some tasters to try there and then. The food is absolutely amazing, honestly the nicest food we have tasted, especially the duck springrolls , I never tasted anything like them! If you havent been to try the food you must go, even if not for a wedding just pop in and try the dinner it's fantastic.
We then got talking to dee and we just knew talking to her , we wanted it. The hotel itself is fantastic but my god meeting herself really topped it, you know when you meet someone and you just click straight off , well this was one of those moments. We couldnt wait to get moving.
We had booked with them to get married in august 2020. So the planning began the little chats every couple of months and catch ups checking in to hear all our plans. So a year before came and we got fully on board with planning BUT!! Of course that dreaded word.. covid .. hit with a bang.
We rescheduled for march 2021.. then april 2021.. then December 2021
Meanwhile inbetween having a new little baby just 8 weeks before , the 3rd and final wedding date .
Anyway dee was 100% while I was panicking, crying and running on literally no sleep what so ever she always called me with a positive attitude.
"Dont worry niamh I got this"
Always feeling absolutely brilliant after speaking to her. I must say only for dee , we both said , we definitely would have cancelled the wedding altogether because we just felt as if it was to much going on in such a short time. We went for our meal tasting when the baby was 4 weeks old and it was absolutely amazing with a complementary over night stay (which was well needed with a newborn at home) and we met dee the next morning to run through the day that we had planned.
(Us both still in a panic wondering, will we just cancle.)
She literally made everything for us that morning , we knew she was amazing but my god you wouldnt believe it, we came out with smiles from ear to ear thinking, this is fantastic , she literally had absolutely everything coverd from a to z. We literally had nothing to worry about.

So on the run up to wedding of course with having started to gather bits and Bob's since bloody 2018 , I rocked up with 2 large cases , 2 boxs and god knows what else so dee was delighted thinking wow she has her overnight case and all.. no no .. just a ball of decorations, from avengers toys, decs all random bits, she thought I was mad, but nonetheless, done an absolutely fantastic set up of a candy cart decorated in marvel theme, photo guest book, bathroom baskets , kids area , you would want to see what she done. It was amazing. I didnt know what anything in the case was, where it was going , but you can be sure dee found a spot for it.

I sat in bed while mikie done a night feed one night text dee at 5am, he just looked at me and said seriously are you actually emailing dee at 5am, but it was what was in my head at that time and I just knew well when I woke the next morning and looked at my phone all my questions would be answerd.

The county arms itself are amazing, they really go above and beyond for their couples.
They done all the decorating from the ceremony and the ball room and right down to giving meals to suit everyone. Michael's dad has Gall bladder issues and had to have no butter or fat throughout his dinner and they made sure to have him sorted and looked after. We had some celiacs and vegans also and they made sure to look after everyone. Michael's mam isnt one for a fancy dessert and they were willing to serve a bread and butter pudding for her. Just absolutely fantastic service.
All the staff are amazing and will really do absolutely anything you want or ask for.
I love some pornstar martinis and they made sure to go and buy some passion fruit so I could have my favourite coctail on the day.

I cannot express how amazing this woman truly is. She goes above on beyond for you and any couple that have her are very lucky! She will make your day absolutely amazing , she goes the extra mile to make it extra special.
The most amazing co-ordinator in the most amazing hotel. We couldnt have asked for better.
Niamh & Michael
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Stephen & Claire
5.0
Married on 12th Nov 2021
My fianc? and I got engaged in June of this year and decided we didn?t want a long engagement. With that, we decided we would look at some venues just to see what was available for the winter of this year. We had heard of County Arms in Birr through friends and family and we sent an email to enquire. This was to be our first introduction to Deirdre (Dee). We got a quick response and Dee was so lovely on the phone, that we organised to go view the hotel. From the moment we met Dee, she was warm and welcoming. We sat down and chatted comfortably relaxing more, as she allowed us to guide the conversation while she teased out what we wanted. Dee was a fountain of knowledge from start to end. We walked in that evening not really knowing what we wanted for our big day and walked away knowing in our hearts we wanted our wedding there. The venue was beautiful but Dee herself and the small touches she brought to our visit decided it as much as the location itself. We knew our wedding day was in safe hands. She is clearly so passionate about what she does and went above and beyond to allay any worries or fears we had with the ever-changing Covid guidelines.
Not only was she at the end of the phone to answer one of my husband?s many queries but she did so with patience and kindness. She was reassuring and made the few months in the leadup to our wedding day so effortless. We never worried and anything we wanted, she got it. We had 100% confidence that she had everything covered. If we needed a recommendation she had a list of suppliers, if we had an idea, she brought it to life. She even recommended our amazing photographer. She added small touches such as, giving us a taste of the menu on our first visit, offering us the use of the sweet cart and the hotels easel at the church. She even accommodated a change in room when we realised we could book a band. After a beautiful meal in the cosy intimacy of the upstairs drawing rooms, she seamlessly moved us downstairs to the sparkling lights of the ballroom to boogie the night away.
The final personal touch was when she surprised us with a cheese board for arrivals (something I had mentioned in passing way back). She made our total experience wonderful from start to finish and our day completely stress free. Dee is a knowledgeable, considerate, warm, accommodating and welcoming powerhouse of a wedding coordinator who understood the intimacy of our wedding day and we were so lucky and thrilled to have her coordinate ours.
Steve & Claire
Added 17th Jan 2022
Anne Savage
Married on 6th Nov 2021
We were at a family wedding and the hotel and staff were amazing the hotel/rooms were spotless, inviting and so comfortable. The food was absolutely gorgeous plentiful and the staff were so friendly, couldn't do enough for you and I honestly cannot wait to go back to the hotel to staff there.
Added 16th Nov 2021
Eric Moore
Married on 6th Nov 2021
Hi all,
I have to say a huge thank you to staff at county arms. I found the service and professionalism of everyone to be top class. Special mention to the barman who played for Coolderry in championship match and then came across the road to serve us.
Thanks again.
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Maria brereton
Married on 6th Nov 2021
Amazing hotel staff so lovely food amazing so clean made to feel really at home gorgeous fire great management service to class thank you for such beautiful day I will be back for a night stay fabulous breakfast thank you room?s gorgeous
Added 15th Nov 2021
Sean & Lenore
5.0
Married on 6th Nov 2021
From the first time we went to visit the hotel right up until the morning after our wedding, the County Arms Hotel went above and beyond for us. Our wedding co-ordinator, Dee was a dream to work with. We changed our wedding date from 2020 to 2021 due to covid and nothing was a problem. We decided to have a small intimate wedding for our new date, Dee accommodated us with no question. We had our dinner in the maple room and we danced the night away in the drawing room. We had breakfast together the following morning in the drawing room which was so special and the best decision we made moving to the smaller rooms. Our family are still talking about the food, service and warm welcome shown to them and us all weekend. Our family were together throughout the weekend. It was such a special occasion. We can't recommend the County Arms Hotel enough. Dee is a lady and a credit to the hotel and she is just a pleasure to deal with.
Added 15th Nov 2021
Elizabeth and Donal
5.0
Married on 27th Oct 2021
From the moment we visited The County Arms to view it as a prospective venue for our wedding we were impressed. The wedding coordinator was very attentive and interested in how we saw how wedding day she listened to what we wanted. The hotel is very elegant and a beautiful venue for a wedding. Nothing was too much trouble any questions we had were answered from needing the name of a photographer to choosing our wedding menu. The care that was given to my elderly mum by Deirdre on the day of the wedding was amazing. Our wedding day was fabulous from start to finish. Deirdre had listened to what we wanted and delivered it in style. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day and talked about the food the service and the fabulous surroundings. Deirdre is an absolute star.
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Eilish and Thomas Doyle
5.0
Married on 21st Sep 2021
We couldn't have found Dee and the team more professional and helpful. She made the day so special. Her enthusiasm blew us away and we knew The County Arms was the hotel for us. She completely took the stress out of the day from the beginning. Nothing was a problem! It meant we could sit back and enjoy everything. Everything was in hand and we didn't have to worry about anything. Everything from the food to the service was outstanding in the whole hotel throughout our stay. The friendly attentive staff stood out especially. No task was to big. We can't wait to visit again! Thank you so much Dee!
Added 28th Oct 2023
Avril & Robert
5.0
Married on 17th Sep 2021
Planning a wedding is a task not taken on by the faint heartiest. I remember so clearly how our journey started with the excitement and eagerness to have everything so perfect, for the most important day in our lives so far. We already had moved our date with COVID twice. Unfortunately for our journey there was a major bump on the road. The day I remember so well, it began with stress rushing bridesmaids? dresses back to the bridesmaid shop as the wrong colour arrived. On the journey I was with my sister and we were finalising all final details as we were now 32 days out from the wedding. On this journey I realised I was not happy with my first hotel venue and my concerns were heightened with lack of communication from the wedding coordinator. In the heat of the moment, I got my sister to ring Birr County Arms, a venue I pass twice a day on my way to work and admire the hotel and well-maintained grounds.
The phone call began with being directed through to the wedding co-ordinator and I am still to this day so happy Dee, my angel answered the phone. I explained my story, I was looking for the date in September and she reviewed her 2022 calendar which I had to correct her that I wanted September 2021 in 32 days. There was not a hesitation. Within moments she said she had a meeting booked that day but if I came and met her at my earliest convenience, we could plan a few ideas and if I was happy to go ahead. From the moment I hung up the phone I felt relieved even though all our invites had gone out with my original venue. That evening I walked in to Birr with my sister we were seated and tea and scones were brought to us as Dee knew we had a stressful morning with the dresses. Dee bounced out from reception full of energy and smiling. We sat and talked about all options available and how to cater for the wedding with COVID and numbers.
Dee showed us around the venue and was very professional and reassuring. We sat and spoke about menus and options which I had originally planned. Once we left the venue, I felt reassured and I discussed it with my husband to be, how charming the new venue was and how accommodating Dee had been. We decided that night to go ahead with the County Arms Hotel in Birr. From that day forward Dee immediately took all stress from me. Unfortunately, due to Covid my brother-in-law was not able to make the wedding, however, I had a cunning plan in place to have a life size cut out of him on the day. Dee?s humour was great and we joked I had no husband and it would be the cardboard cut-out on the day as she had not met my husband to be due to time and work commitments.
As organised as I thought I was, Dee was a step ahead and had great advice for us leading up to the day and on the day. Our bags were in the room the day before and all set up. On arrival on the day, we had a great laugh a live groom had arrived. Dee had placed the cardboard cut-out of my brother-in-law at the front door to greet all our guests. Even my mother-in-law walked by her own son at the door. We had great photos and laughs with the cardboard cut-out. We were hydrated and Dee took us aside for photos and told us to enjoy the moments we had together.
Dee had co-ordinated with the photographer to print photos and put them in frames and gifted them to our parents at the top table. This was a priceless gift for our parents with photos. We had a video link with my brother-in-law and there were a few technical difficulties which we seen Dee frantically trying to sort the video which got solved with some Dee charm. Every turn we made that evening Dee was there to assist. She mingled with the guests and made everyone feel comfortable even during these tough times. Dee is a natural people person. The next day it was her day off but she stopped by the hotel to wish us the best on our next journey in life. When we reminisce on the wedding laughing and joking with family and friends, Dee always gets mentioned as she was a vital part of the smooth running of the day.
Added 17th Jan 2022
Emma & Ethan Keena
5.0
Married on 13th Aug 2021
Our wedding was during covid 19 when nos were limited to 100. The county arms and specifically Deirdre could not have done anymore for us during the lead up to the big day and the day itself. Deirdre would call to advise of any new guidelines that were announced and what we could do to make sure the day was just as special as we had anticipated. The ball room was fabulous and it didn?t seem like our nos were only 100. The food was unbelievable as always and the service was second to none. We couldn?t recommend the county arms enough as a wedding venue & the help we received from
Deride along our journey. Ethan & Emma
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Antoinette and Neilie
5.0
Married on 22nd Jul 2021
A beautiful venue with fantastic food and helpful staff.
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Lorraine and Patrick
5.0
Married on 23rd Oct 2020
We could not be happier with the service provided to us by the County Arms Hotel! As soon as we set foot in the venue we knew it was the place for us! Dee, the wedding coordinatior, made the whole wedding experience such a smooth process and was always at the end of the phone to help us with any questions we might have! The food throughout the day was amazing! We would highly recommend!
Added 24th Nov 2021
Caitr?ona & Greg
5.0
Married on 23rd Nov 2019
We couldn't recommend the County Arms enough for our wedding!! From the moment we got in touch to book right up to the wedding day Michelle, Barry and Conor were so helpful! Response time to all queries was phenomenal and no matter what we asked for or wanted to change it was just done. The whole experience was stress free because of them. The arrivals food, meal, midnight feast and residents bar food was all so amazing! Everything ran like clockwork! We both highly recommend the County Arms, if only we could do it all again !!!
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Aisling & kevin Phelan
5.0
Married on 16th Nov 2019
Cannot fault the hotel, we are married 4 months and when we speak to people they consistently mention how beautiful the food was. Michelle the wedding co-ordinator was outstanding, no stone left unturned. She was without question a diamond. Every little detail, on queue all the time.
Added 8th Mar 2020
Maria Noonan
5.0
Married on 25th Oct 2019
"The team at the county Arms from start to finish were amazing, they listened to all our ideas and helped make our dream day a reality. As a family run hotel the attention to detail and personal interest they show in ensuring your day is faultless is beyond compare and guys the food is out of this world, I would not hesitate in recommending the County Arms Hotel Birr to anyone, 5 Stars!!
Added 3rd Mar 2020
Margaret & Mark
5.0
Married on 22nd Oct 2019
Fantastic family run hotel with professional,friendly staff who couldn't do enough to ensure we had a wonderful day. Fabulous food that my guests are still talking about.
Added 28th Aug 2019
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Eimear & Shane
5.0
Married on 12th Oct 2019
From the lead up to the day itself. The County Arms made the entire experience so enjoyable I trusted them with every aspect of the Wedding. The guests still cant stop talking about the food and the staff. They make sure it is the best party you and you're friends will have. Even the weather was good and it wouldn't surprise me if Barry, Conor and Michelle sorted that too! Thank you so much for making our wedding unforgettable!
Added 5th Feb 2020
Roisin & Shane
5.0
Married on 5th Oct 2019
The County Arms Hotel was just unbelievable. Conor, Barry, Michelle and all the team gave us a wedding that only dreams are made of. From the very first time we stood inside the door of the County Arms their hospitality, professionalism and can-do attitude was just incredible. There was no request too big or too small. Among other things the food was just amazing, our guests are still talking about it. You guys surpassed every dream we had for a wedding. Thank you ''
Added 4th Feb 2020
Lorissa and Jeff Kennedy
5.0
Married on 19th Sep 2019
I don't know where to start. Our wedding day was the happiest of our lives and a major part of that was the County Arms Hotel and the fantastic service they provided. In the lead up to the wedding, they were fantastic. Every email or phone call was answered and any I never felt any stress or worry because they were always on top of everything. On the day, they were amazing. Everything went perfectly. We had our ceremony in the Maple Room and it's a perfect venue. Guests are still raving about the food, from the carvery rolls on arrival to the hogroast at midnight. The meal itself was fantastic, delicious and perfectly timed. The County Arms also sourced music for our drinks reception and the residence bar. I would highly recommend as they were great and the party started immediately after the ceremony and didn't stop until the small hours. Our photographer was so impressed with the grounds, he got some fantastic pictures and I cannot wait to see our album. I really cannot recommend Conor, Barry and especially Michelle highly enough
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Michelle and Larry Costello
5.0
Married on 6th Sep 2019
The county arms were amazing for our wedding day. Everyone was so impressed with the food and the service. Its a family run business and you definitely get a homely feel from them and they really care about how the guests are enjoying the day. The day after the wedding our nieces and nephew were outside playing in the garden and Conor even brought them out an icecream. The Loughnane family were so thoughtful and helpful with every aspect of the wedding. We couldnt have asked for better!
Added 29th Nov 2019
Sarah and James
5.0
Married on 9th Aug 2019
Excellent service. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. The food and all the trimmings offered was fantastic. The staff also worked seamlessly with any suppliers we had.
Added 6th Sep 2019
Joanna
5.0
Married on 2nd Aug 2019
To Barry, Michelle & all at the County Arms Hotel.

Just wanted to thank you all for our fairytale wedding. You guys took care of every detail and we loved every minute of our special day.

It really did exceed all expectations of how the venue looked on the day, and how the day came together.?

All of our guests had a wonderful time and couldn't praise the venue, food and service enough and that was all down to you guys.

I could not recommend this venue and team higher.

Thanks so much again & best wishes for the future!

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C&S
4.8
Married on 19th Jul 2019
The service before the wedding was fantastic and they have an excellent wedding planner Michelle.
The food and service is absolutely outstanding in the hotel, it was the talk of the day! It?s a family run hotel and Conor and Barry were there throughout our wedding day to ensure everything went seamlessly. I would highly recommend this venue to other couples!
Added 9th Aug 2019
Margaret & Mark
5.0
Married on 22nd Jun 2019
County Arms excellent reputation is well deserved. From start to finish, the professionalism of all staff was exceptional. It was like family looking after family. Would highly reccomend.
Added 9th Aug 2019
Sarah & Kieran
5.0
Married on 11th Nov 2018
The ease at which we organised our wedding venue and all that goes with it....the drinks reception, dinner itself, evening buffet, etc...it was all done to the highest standard and we had nothing to do only show up and enjoy.
This day last month Kieran and myself celebrated our wedding in style at the County Arms Hotel in Birr. To say that we had a ball is an understatement! From the first time we met Conor to discuss this hotel as a possible venue, to the moment we checked out the day after our wedding celebrations, we were blown away by the professionalism, the friendliness and the respect shown to us both by every member of staff we met along the way. The reception we received on the day itself was unreal; we felt like royalty and were treated like so....as were each and everyone of our 283 guests! The food (at all stages - reception, dinner, evening buffet and even the residents bar!) was superb and we have received such great feedback from all of our guests about how much they enjoyed it and how well fed they were! We had great craic on the day as we were able to enjoy the banter with all the staff and really felt at home. We would 200% recommend The County Arms as a wedding venue...we're just sorry it's all over for us but we look forward to celebrating friend's and family weddings in this fab hotel in the future. Thank you so much for making our "Big Day" an unbelievable experience...it's all the little things and details in between that really makes you unique and we genuinely couldn't have asked for better!



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K
4.8
Married on 12th Oct 2018
Everyone is still talking about the feed and the quality of the good. It was fabulous
Added 25th Nov 2018
Laura Lalor
5.0
Married on 5th Oct 2018
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Sarah and Henry
5.0
Married on 29th Sep 2018
We have to say the County Arms were absolutely brilliant for the day of our wedding. We cannot thank Barry, Connor and all the staff enough for everything they did for us on the day. They made organizing the whole day so easy, they provided me with brilliant ideas on how to make the day more personal to us and nothing was an issue for them. Everything was just organised without me having to do a thing. As for the food on the day, i could not praise it enough from beginning to end and everyone at the wedding couldn't comment enough on how good it was and on the quantity they got. We honestly could not fault one thing on the day and we would highly recommend the County Arms for any function as the standard of service was so high.Thank you so much for everything.
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Peter OC
5.0
Married on 28th Sep 2018
By far the best wedding band out there. They had everyone on the feet from the second song and it stayed like that until the very end. I have had many guests singing their praise and requesting their details. Shane is a real gentle man and its easy to see that he loves his job, he turely could not have done enough for us. Do not bother looking elsewhere, this is the band you need at your wedding, worth every penny and then some!
Added 26th Oct 2018
Elizabeth & Ger
5.0
Married on 15th Sep 2018
The staff are a credit to The County. The food is exceptional and the venue is beautiful
Added 18th Oct 2018
Karen & Niall
5.0
Married on 14th Sep 2018
You managed to provide us with the most memorable day for our wedding, and our guests were blown away with the food, drink and hospitality.
Added 12th Oct 2018
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Oonagh Mulligan
5.0
Married on 1st Sep 2018
An excellent wedding venue, We could not have asked for anything more from the staff at the County Arms. Our guests have raved about the exceptional food, the friendliness of staff and the quality of the hotel.
We had the best day and we owe a lot of thanks to Deirdre, Conor, Barry and Jason for making it a day to remember for us.
You will not be disappointed if you have your wedding at this hotel.
Added 11th Oct 2018
Niamh Bermingham and Alan Kelly
5.0
Married on 25th Aug 2018
From start to finish the County Arms wedding team were just fantastic to deal with. Conor, Barry and Deirdre were so friendly, organised and professional. The staff throughout the hotel on our weddding day were fantastic. The food was absolutely amazing, all our guests were complimenting it. We had nothing really to worry about on our day as we knew the county arms had it all in hand which was a fantastic feeling! We couldn?t recommend them enough!
Added 14th Oct 2018
Nicole & Alan
5.0
Married on 17th Aug 2018
The staff went above and beyond for our wedding and the food was fantastic
We loved everything about our wedding reception in The County Arms Hotel. Conor, Barry and Deirdre made the planning and build up so stress free and enjoyable. The staff working on the night were fantastic. The food and venue were fabulous. We would definitely recommend this hotel to other couples planning their big day.

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Sadie & Richard
5.0
Married on 28th Jul 2018

From the beginning, Conor and his crew made us feel at home away from home.
I hope that this gentleman never loses his hospitality and professionalism. It obviously reflects from his staff.
Thank you to the Loughnane Family, wedding crew and staff for giving me and my bride such amazing day.
I would highly recommend this venue to any new weds
Added 18th Oct 2018
Therse & Mark
5.0
Married on 27th Jul 2018
everything from start to finish! the staff are amazing, every guest commented on the food and the staff and on the personal touch of having Conor there on the day.
I couldn't think of one thing, genuinely I couldn't recommend you enough.
The County Arms and their staff made our wedding day carefree, fun and easy, and as a bride that's what i wanted but paired with this was the most fantastic food and atmosphere,I nearly want to get married again just so i can go back. From our 6 year old daughter to my 92 year old gran mother everyone was catered for to their own needs, i don't know how they did it but everyone not only myself and my husband felt special on the day.
We cannot take you enough for the special day you gave us and our family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Added 18th Oct 2018
Roisin & Donal
5.0
Married on 20th Jul 2018
A wonderful experience from start to finish!

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Geraldine Nevin
5.0
Married on 29th Jun 2018
Deirdre and the staff made our dream wedding plans come true. From the day we booked back in 2016 until our wedding day in June they were constantly in touch and Deirdre especially helped me with ideas and putting aspects of the day I wanted into action. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day and night. I always knew I wanted my wedding at the county arms and was astounded with how it turned out. 10/10 and I have and will recommend them to anyone looking for a hotel that gives 100% commitment.Their attention to detail really makes a brides dreams come true.
Added 17th Oct 2018
Deborah & David
5.0
Married on 9th Jun 2018
The friendly nature of staff and the professionalism at all times, we knew we were in good hands and we didn't have to worry about anything.
We had an amazing wedding day, all thanks to the County Arms Hotel. From the stunning grounds, to the excellent service on the day, to the friendliness and professionalism of staff we knew we were in very good hands. So many guests commented on the high quality of the food and the variety of the menu. Top notch dinner, excellent service and all in all a truly wonderful wedding day.


Added 18th Oct 2018
Elaine & Thomas
5.0
Married on 3rd Jun 2018
Personal relationship with staff meant we felt that they cared about making our day as special as possible. The standard and quality of food was super.
The staff at the County Arms Hotel Birr were an absolute pleasure to deal with. From the managers to the waiters who helped us choose our wedding menu and all the staff we met along the way, everyone made our experience a really positive one. The garden was just beautiful for our Summer wedding and we got some beautiful photographs without having to leave the hotel grounds. Our family and guests are still raving about the fabulous food served on our wedding day! We are so grateful for all the help and advice we received from everyone at the County Arms Hotel. Mr. & Mrs.Bermingham.????


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Tanya & Joe
5.0
Married on 2nd Jun 2018
We had an amazing special day in the County Arms, Conor/Barry and team were amazing, always happy to help and welcome ideas.
The food was out of his world, our guests still talk about it, plenty of it and even seconds. We would recommend the lamb shank on the menu, it was the best decision we made and it was the biggest choice of the day!
The exterior and interior decor is beautifully designed, modern but still a lovely georgian feel about the building, especially the old part and bridal suites. You will be spoilt for choice.

The only downfall on the day was the mic at the speeches, it was very disturbed and took the young mc a good few minutes to come to my dads aid in the middle of his speech, it put him off. Our entrance song was down so low that we walked in with no music which was very disappointing as we had spent time editing and merging 2 songs together and had it timed to perfection.


One last thing was the amazing evening buffet, its pricey but its so worth it, what an amazing service and spread, our guests were wowed!!
Only downfall was that the left overs were all taken away, it would have been good to pop the pittas and nibbles out on tables when clearing as our guests got hungry later on after all the dancing!

If you want something modern yet traditional with amazingly tasty food, then check it out, you wont be disappointed.
Added 11th Oct 2018
Tanya Ryan
5.0
Married on 21st Apr 2018
Our wedding at The County Arms Hotel was the most special day of our lives and that was down to the professionalism of the management and staff in this wonderful hotel. On arrival we we were treated to a feast at the arrivals buffet, which I highly recommend to every couple as it is a long morning for your guests. The turkey & ham rolls along with mini scones & cookies with tea & coffee went down a treat & was a big surprise for everyone attending the wedding. Outside where the sun was splitting the stones all our guests enjoyed a few drinks on picnic benches in the walled garden surrounded by stunning in season flowers. This was the perfect photo opportunity for us with ample shots both in the garden and they're stunning gazebo with vine grapes growing on the roof. After enjoying our arrivals music & a few drinks everyone was called into the main function room which was decorated with stunning flower arrangements & candle Arbors. I must mention Adeline Loughnane who created all my bouquets & decorated the church with gorgeous flowers and as she also decorates the hotel with Gene Loughnane I just found a lovely flow of the colours I had picked for my flowers from the church to the Hotel. The food produced by the kitchen team was Michelin Star standard with faultless service. Our band was amazing and the midnight feast left my guest in awe with suckling pig, pitta breads, crepes & ice cream . I really have to emphasis how well The County Arms team looked after both myself, Eamonn & all our family & friends. I am sincerely grateful to both Conor, Barry, Willie, Deirdre & all the staff there for making my dream wedding come true. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to make their day unbelievably special, stress free & faultless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Added 11th Oct 2018
Jean & Thomas
5.0
Married on 16th Mar 2018
The most perfectly ideal spot for a wedding whether you are from the midlands or thinking of travelling for your big day. With neither of us having attended a wedding here previously we were taking a chance on our gut feeling that we got the minute we walked into this hotel. Everything was fantastic on the day of the wedding. Their staff are excellent attending to the need of everyone, nothing was too much for them, from the bar staff to the restaurant staff, reception and Conor, Deirdre and Grainne, they were all fantastic. We really appreciated all the little things including looking after our families so well and especially those with children. We spent "day 2" of our wedding here too and we were still getting treated with first class care and attention. As for the food all weekend, UNBELIEVABLE- our friends and family are still talking about it. We picked a mighty spot and couldn't be happier.
Added 8th May 2018
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Trish & David
5.0
Married on 29th Jan 2018
The food and the relaxed atmosphere , the staff where helpful even going to bridal suite to get my fur cape
We had our wedding here in January 2018. The hotel was amazing the food was outstanding as was the service. Conor and Barry along with the wedding co-ordinaters Grainne and Deirdre made our day run super smooth. We had an amazing time as did all our guests. Thanks so much for everything. Trish & David
Added 18th Oct 2018
Eimear D
5.0
Married on 27th Dec 2017
We honestly couldn?t have had the wedding we had without all the fantastic help from the staff in the County Arms. They were superb from the first meeting to the service we got throughout the night. I knew we didn?t have to worry about a thing and they didn?t disappoint. The food is top notch and the selection we could choose from was second to none. The presentation of the food and service during the meal was excellent.
Added 27th Nov 2018
Jenevieve & Tommy
5.0
Married on 3rd Nov 2017
Our guests were made to feel so welcome by the fantastic staff at County Arms. Everyone was do well looked after which took so much pressure off Tommy and I. Our stay in the honeymoon suite and full Irish breakfast the following morning was fantastic! Thank you so much.
Tommy and I didn't get the opportunity to personally thank Conor and Barry for their excellent hospitality and for looking after our wedding party so well. Understandly, Conor and Barry were up all night and early hours of the morning working to look after us and our wedding party. Tommy and I will plan a trip out to County Arms to thank Willy, Conor, Barry and staff in person.
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Olive & Stewart
5.0
Married on 28th Oct 2017
Great time had by all guests bride and groom very happy couldn't fault this venue lived up to all the promise 10/10 ????
Added 18th Oct 2018
Michelle Danagher
5.0
Married on 30th Sep 2017
We had our Wedding here on the 30th of September. From start to finish all of the staff at this beautiful venue could not do enough for us! The food was out of this world, the service was number 1 and every minor detail you could think of was paid attention to. Grainne & Sharon the wedding planners were a fantastic help and made everything so easy. All of our guests complimented everything this hotel had to offer and we just want to thank Barry, Conor, Willie and all of the staff for everything they did to make our day the best day of our lives. I would HIGHLY recommended this hotel for anyone thinking of having their wedding here. They are just top class!
Added 26th Oct 2017
Laura & Brian
5.0
Married on 22nd Sep 2017
Couldnbt thank Conor enough for all he done for us on the lead up to the wedding and especially on the wedding day itself he was just super all my family are still talking about his professionalism, the way in which he treated both myself and Brian on the day and each and every guest for that matter nothing was a problem... the ballroom itself just looked absolutely stunning the attention to detail was 2nd to none, we both cannot thank u enough for all your hard work.
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Yvonne & Shaun
5.0
Married on 18th Aug 2017
Conor and Barry were extremely attentive to the bride and groom all day. Went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.
The County Arms were brilliant in the run up to our wedding. I had one meeting with Barry for half an hour before the wedding and everything I asked for happened on the day. Grainne in the office was so patient with organising accommodation and confirming little details. Conor met me at the door and went into Birr town to get me something that I needed which was a major inconvenience for him but greatly appreciated by me. He also appeared with an ice cream during the afters food when I was too busy talking to get to the buffet. It's easy to forget that the County Arms have so many weddings going on every week and month because when you deal with them they are so attentive to your needs and eager to put in place what you want on your big day that you forget they are dealing with so many other couples at the same time. You always feel like you're their top priority.
I'm so happy we made the choice we did to go with the County Arms. We were so happy with how the day went.
Added 18th Oct 2018
Karen & George
5.0
Married on 28th Jul 2017
Can't thank Barry enough for all his help and ideas along the way he mentioned to us about having hangover kits in the rooms for our guest which went down an absolute treat with everyone. The service on the day was second to non the attention to detail and to our guests was fantastic people are still talking about our wedding the food the staff and the hotel...
Added 18th Oct 2018
Colin & Trish O'Meara
5.0
Married on 15th Jul 2017
Our wedding was magical! The team in the County Arms especially Conor were amazing. The service on the day, the food and the attention to detail was top class. We can describe it simply as a fairy tale!
Added 25th Oct 2017
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Sarah & John
5.0
Married on 23rd Jun 2017
Absolutely unbelievable! From first meeting to check out after our wedding everything was 5 star. I wouldn't know where to begin, all our guests were blown away with the food and service throughout the day. Staff are amazing and couldn't do enough for us.
Added 26th Jun 2017
Rachel & Liam
5.0
Married on 3rd Jun 2017
How friendly staff were with us on the day, How supportive Sharon was with the run up to the wedding. And also how Conor was there for us on the day to help with everything on our special day.
The County Arms hotel has been fantastic in the run up to our wedding and also throughout the whole day of our wedding. Sharon the wedding co ordinator was just fantastic and made planning our wedding so much easier and was there for any questions we had and made sure that everything was set in place for us to have the most fantastic day and it was. Sharon was even there for me the night before my wedding when guests started to pull out and tables needed to be rearranged the service was just fantastic and thank you so much. As the day approached Conor greeted us at the door with a smile and great humour which was a brilliant start to our special day at the County Arms. Conor was there for myself and my new husband all day and he was a great support throughout the whole day, He even greeted us with a bottle of water as we were heading to bed at 4am. The food was just exceptional, our guests were blown away by the fantastic arrivals food, the amazing meal and of course the super buffet we received at 11:30pm after the band had finished. All of the staff at the County Arms were so friendly and professional. The County Arms is just a fantastic hotel to hold your wedding, the hotel, food, staff were just amazing. Thank you so much for such an amazing day that we will never forget.
Added 18th Oct 2018
Domhnall & Edel
5.0
Married on 29th Oct 2016
We had our wedding here over October Bank Holiday weekend and from the moment we met with Barry Loughnane to view the hotel we knew we had found the ideal venue for our big day. Our wedding co-ordinator, Sharon Conneely, kept in contact with us throughout and effortlessly oversaw every detail of our wedding, allowing us to enjoy the happiest day of our lives without any stress whatsoever. For us, it was essential that our guests be well fed. We invited guests from every corner of the country (and beyond) and as each guest arrived they were met with a warm welcome and hot food that was greatly appreciated. The food was truly amazing and many of our guests still comment on how it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. It goes without saying that the main meal was excellent, but a personal highlight was the midnight feast. The feast included suckling pig, curry, crepes, ice cream and more served up by the impeccably attired County Arms team. The hotel is sumptuously decorated and the garden provided an elegant backdrop to our wedding photographs. We would recommend the County Arms to any couple without hesitation and sincerely want to thank Barry, Conor and Sharon for making our wedding day everything we ever could have wished for.
Added 13th Dec 2016
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Anthony Robinson
5.0
Married on 21st Oct 2016
Super Civil Ceremony set up, the room was very intimate. Food and service on the day was excellent throughout and no ask was too big. Great setting on the grounds for afternoon and evening photographs
Added 12th Dec 2016
Finula & Daryl
5.0
Married on 14th Oct 2016
My Husband and I had our wedding reception in the County Arms Hotel last October, 2016. I can easily say they provided everything to the highest standard possible in order to make our day , truly the best day of our lives.
From the very start of our wedding plans, meeting the owner Barry and the wedding Coordinator, Sharon to the day of our wedding both of them and the staff of the County Arms were very professional, supportive and always available when needed. The selection of food was endless and they catered for our every need.
We would highly recommend the County Arms Hotel as a Wedding Venue as would all our family and friends, who still compliment us on their experience of the day.
Finula & Daryl
Added 7th Dec 2016
Lisa Bracken
5.0
Married on 6th Oct 2016
Myself and my husband had our reception at the country arms on the 6th October. I cannot praise the hotel and staff enough for their help leading up to the day and on the day itself. Sharon was wonderful in helping me with all my little worries and Barry and staff were brilliant on the day. If I could do it all again I wouldnt change a thing.

Lisa and Brian Bracken
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Dan Tynan
5.0
Married on 16th Sep 2016
The moment we drove into the county arms we knew it was the place for our wedding. we had visited 5 other venues before the county arms and none of them had the warm feel we got here. From our first visit to our last we were made feel at home. A wedding is a big investment and if i could do it over again i wouldn't change a thing. The county arms do everything so well from the food to the gardens to the staff to the ball room finishes. You could pick up the phone and ring Barry and Conor at anytime and anything they could do to help you they did. Both my self and Jessica were so happy with the day and it just makes it better when all our guest tell us how wonderful they found the venue too. hands down the best wedding venue in Ireland in my opinion
Added 7th Dec 2016
Sheelagh Grennan
5.0
Married on 10th Sep 2016
We had our wedding here during the summer and from the moment we met with the team to view the hotel months before hand we were made feel so special. The service and attention to detail is second to none. As one of our guests put it ...."you wouldn't of had that level of service in any other hotel in the country -it felt like you were their little sister" and that genuinely was the case even from the early planning days spending time with Connor - where any special request for the day was automatically met.
The hotel is so versatile ? we were unsure whether to go for a summer or Christmas wedding as either option offers such unique settings. At Christmas we could have had our drinks reception in the hotels newly refurbished lobby and fabulous drawing rooms with log fires and Christmas decorations in abundance or during the summer they have a fabulous walled garden for our guests to enjoy. We opted for the latter and were fortunate enough to have been blessed with a fine day. The hotel gardens were beautiful and the perfect setting for our drinks reception. Guests walked up the rose lined garden path and there was a real feeling of enchantment as they entered through arch way gates to an idyllic walled garden. The week before the wedding my reception music fell through (stress you don't need your wedding week) and Connor just swopped in and secured the most amazing band for us - just one of the many things they went above and beyond the line of duty with.
One of the highlights of the day was the food and from the very moment guests arrived to the drinks reception the tone was set - we were going to get to enjoy the most delicious delicate food throughout the day. The hotel offers many canap? options for the bride and groom to choose from. There is everything from freshly made duck pancakes to a seafood trolley which consists of an oyster and Guinness station to many more sensational canap?s that are served throughout the duration of the drinks reception ? the options are endless. Everything we choose was served outside and was amazing. On the day my husband and I were welcomed into a tremendous champagne tower - the atmosphere was amazing and I was so elated arriving in after having our photos taken to see the party in full swing, everyone enjoying themselves. The hotel is so classy and elegant and everything from the get go was presented with such finesse. Adeline in the hotel took care of the floral arrangements which were amazing and really created an opulent yet warm atmosphere.
The meal was incredible! This hotel offers the best tastiest food I have ever had at a wedding. The range of options to choose from for the meal is endless also ? they have every cut of beef - cooked to your liking, along with lamb, chicken, fish or vegetarian options. The menu package we went with offered 2 starter options for the first course, 2 soup and 1 sorbet option for the second course, 3 main course options for the third course, 2 desert options for the fourth course and the meal was finished with tea and coffee, petit fours and a cheese board. I consider myself and my husband massive foodies and we were blown away by the standard of all the food they served...everything was delicious and presented fabulously. Despite having a large wedding of over 300 guests the dining room felt very intimate and the level of service during the meal was impeccable for all guests ? generally each table was served each course simultaneously.
The midnight reception was amazing also. The hotel again will take your breath away with the amount of choices they offer you for this stage of your day. You can choose everything from prawn or chicken stir fries cooked in front of you and served in Thai take away boxes to freshly made crepes and ice cream cones or bacon and turkey butties to fish and chips options ?there really is everything to choose from and it is equally as delicious as the meal.
The residence bar has a lovely intimate feel to it and really helped keep the party going well into the early hours.
There is no other hotel in the country I would have chosen or would recommend more than the county arms. The entire team deliver the most unique five star wedding experience I could of ever wished for and you really couldn't organise your special day with a nicer bunch. I sincerely want to thank each and every person on the county arms team from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding day everything we could have wished for.
Added 5th Dec 2016
Emma McGinn
5.0
Married on 9th Sep 2016
I cannot recommend the County Arms Hotel highly enough from our very first meeting to our wedding day Sharon and Barry we're just so helpful to us and took so much pressure off us giving little pieces of advice which at the time seemed small but on the day were so important. The food was fantastic from start to finish our guests are still talking about how good it was. The venue itself stunning the ballroom is an absolute credit to them it's beautiful. We had a rainy wedding day but the upstairs of the original part of the hotel was perfect with a beautiful hallway and drawing room with a fire lighting we had some gorgeous photos taken it made no difference that we couldn't go outside. I wish Sharon and all of the staff every success for the future and would love to see ye win this award you are so deserving! I wish We have our day all over again!
Added 6th Dec 2016
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Noel & Fidelma Tierney
5.0
Married on 27th Aug 2016
They say the best day of your life is the day you get married. For Noel & I this was the case. Noel & I got married in the County Arms Hotel, Birr on the 27th August 2016. We had quite a short period of time to organise our wedding, 6 months to be exact. I can't give enough praise to Barry & Conor Loughnane of the County Arms Hotel for all they wonderful help leading up the our Big Day and on the day of our Wedding.
Added 6th Dec 2016
Sandra Bowe
5.0
Married on 23rd Jul 2016
Highly recommend this hotel! Our day was perfect from beginning to end and without a doubt nothing more could of been done for us! A day we will remember forever as the best day of our lives!x
Added 6th Dec 2016
Pauline Ryan
4.4
Married on 22nd Jul 2016
The County Arms provided an outstanding service on our wedding day. They were available from the moment we arrived until early the next morning when the last of our guests retired. People are still talking about the food which was scrumptious could recommend them enough.
Added 13th Dec 2016
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Roisin Moore
5.0
Married on 24th Jun 2016
I found the county arms Birr a fantastic hotel and the staff were so helpful and the managers couldn't do enough for us and their wedding coordinator was so helpful and couldn't do enough for us
Added 6th Dec 2016
Elizabeth
5.0
Married on 14th May 2016
We had a fantastic Wedding Day here, thanks to the team at the County Arms.The quality of service here was excellent and the food was outstanding! We opted for a buffet style reception, to get away from the 'norm' , and it paid off greatly! The variety of food was perfect and it suited all guest types. Guests could eat as little or as much as they wanted, which we felt was ideal and it also cut back on hotel waste. Sometimes we find at weddings you are unable to eat a five or six course meal as well as enjoy a few drinks and a band afterwards, that's why it suited us. Everything ran so smoothly on the day, we didn't have a thing to worry about, which is the bottom line, we feel, on your wedding day.
Added 6th Dec 2016
Elaine & Dave
4.8
Married on 5th May 2016
When we first booked this venue the responsiveness was slow, this was an issue as we live in Canada and really relied on emails etc as a form of communication with the time difference. When Sharon took over this got a whole lot better.
On the day the service was amazing and the staff were top class, very friendly and efficient. As the bride, my hand was never empty with my champagne/wine constantly topped up. The food was amazing and all the guests still comment on how it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. The breakfast staff were amazing also, sometimes working split shift and still keeping up the quality of service.
The staff and management bent over backwards to accommodate us and any requests we had.
We would highly recommend this as not only the best wedding venue in the midlands but a great option for a weekend getaway also.
The beautiful gardens and picturesque town it is located in just adds the icing to the cake!!
Added 6th Dec 2016
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Lorraine Scully
5.0
Married on 19th Mar 2016
We got married in the County Arms hotel last year and from the moment we booked our wedding I knew we had nothing to worry about. Sharon and Conor and their team are so professional and made the whole experience such a positive one. I would highly recommend the County Arms to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
Added 6th Dec 2016
Orla Dolan
5.0
Married on 18th Mar 2016
Highly recommend the County Arms Hotel Birr, we had our wedding on Friday the 18th of March 2016. They truly are in a league of their own. The amount of effort and work they put in was amazing. A very special thanks to Conor & Sharon for all your help. If anyone is looking for a venue or has there venue booked here ye will not be disappointed. Thanks again for making our day so special from myself, William and all our guests.
Added 12th Dec 2016
Ali & Micky
5.0
Married on 1st Jan 2016
We had the best day of our lives on 01.01.16. The staff at the County Arms couldnt have been more helpful from the day we booked the venue. Conor and Barry are absolute professionals and went above and beyond ensuring everything was perfect. Our guests are still talking about how excellent the food was. it is a top class venue for your wedding and would highly recommend it.
Added 4th Feb 2016
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Eimear & Paddy
4.7
Married on 10th Jul 2015
I cannot recommend The County Arms enough. We had our wedding here on the 10th July 2015. Managers Connor and Barry are super relaxed and after meeting with them for our meal tasting I knew deep down once we got to their hotel they would take charge and have things run smoothly. And that they did. They are so professional in there work and accommodated our relaxed wedding. The staff is a credit to the hotel and are really the making of it from service staff to bar staff to residents bar staff. Day went out of their way to do anything not only for us the bride and groom, but also heard it back from some elderly guests who attended . The one thing I'll say tops this hotel in my book is : there was 3 wedding here the weekend of ours thurs /fri and Saturday but Connor and Barry make you feel like your the only wedding that's been dare for the last 3 months. The food is second to none. Thanks to the County Arms, all our friends are asking that we have a 1 year anniversary next year and do it all over again because it was so good. Little tip (go on Connor recommendations wen you first meet, he knows wat he's talking about and gave us the name of a great band that had the floor full from the first dance)
Added 28th Jul 2015
Audrey
5.0
Married on 4th May 2015
An absolute pleasure to deal with! Barry, Conor and team could not have done any more for us whether it was changing a starter for an awkward aunt, straightening an unruly tie, entertaining small kids and providing a quiet room to let us catch our breath!100% recommend this hotel if your looking for that personal and friendly touch to your wedding day!
Added 25th May 2015
M & P
5.0
Married on 25th Apr 2015
Would highly recommend The County Arms Hotel for a wedding. Conor, Barry and all the staff were so helpful nothing was too much trouble. Food was outstanding.
Added 4th Dec 2015
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Liz Flanagan
4.6
Married on 24th Apr 2015
If u want a wedding that will blow your guests away you have to check out the County Arms Hotel. This establishment prides itself on giving guests the ultimate wedding experience and rightly so.
The food was out of this world, and plentyfull throughout the whole day, right through to the small hours! Each of the managers were so helpful and accommodating in every aspect, from planning, the day itself and even in the days after.
On the day I felt like a princess and that was purely down to the staff, they couldn't do enough for us.
Choosing the County Arms Hotel was the best decision we made for our big day and the memories that hotel now holds for me and my family will b cherished forever.
Added 6th Dec 2015
Susan Kelly Ryan & John Ryan
5.0
Married on 1st Jan 2015
There are really no words that can truly explain how happy we were with the entire experience at The County Arms Hotel for our wedding on New Years Day 2015.From start to finish all the staff were provisional ,helpful and always willing to answer questions or change any arrangements.The food was spectacular and as much thought and effect went into the evening food as for the main guests .Every detail of the day went smoothly because of the professional staff and care to John and my every wish .At all times during the day Barry ,Conor and family were there to help and care for guests.Our wedding day is one we look back on with such happy memories.
Added 6th Dec 2016
Patricia Butler Kennedy
5.0
Married on 18th Jul 2014
The County Arms offer a wedding which from start to finish makes you feel like a celebrity couple. The food is fantastic , the staff are amazing and no matter what happens on the day it goes off without a hitch because of the professionalism of the staff. I would highly recommend the County Arms hotel to anyone on their special day !
Added 16th Dec 2016
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Rose kearns
5.0
Married on 19th Sep 2013
Myself and my partner had our Civil Partnership at the wonderful County Arms Hotel on the 19th of September 2013. From the moment that we booked our special day with County Arms we experienced nothing but a sheer professional and fantastic service from every single staff member sharon connelly our wedding co-ordinator was amazing as she took all the stress and pressure away from us. Every aspect of the planning right up to the day was was an enjoyable stress free experience. We were blessed to have our special day at THE most wonderful Hotel.
Added 7th Dec 2016
Remona & Gary O Meara
5.0
Married on 28th Oct 2011
Both the Loughnane family and the staff are amazing they gave us the wedding of our dreams x
Added 7th Dec 2016
Finula & Barry
We had our wedding reception in the County Arms Hotel in July last year. Conor and the staff made our day very special, giving us everything we asked for and more. The attention to detail and special treatment that we recieved made our day, using the dining room upstairs and then the ballroom for evening part worked out perfectly.Thanks again to Conor, the Loughnane family and staff.
Added 5th Jul 2012
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Paula & Eoin
We had our wedding reception in The County Arms Hotel and have nothing but praise for the hotel, staff and facilities. From the first day we met with Conor and Barry to the big day itself, we were always welcomed and looked after so well. Our wedding day was so enjoyable; the ballroom looked amazing, the food was delicious and the all the staff were excellent. Our relatives are still talking about the evening buffet and the surprise ice-cream cones went down a treat with young and old. Thank you all for making our day so memorable.
Added 2nd Jun 2012
Brian & Annette
Now that all the excitement is over and we are getting back to normal, we want to thank everyone in the County Arms Hotel who made our wedding day one to remember.
From our first meeting with both Conor and Barry we have been impressed with every service we have enquired about or received, nothing was too much and no detail too little. To Conor who dealt with us so professionally and competently leading up to the wedding and to Barry who took care of us on the day itself. Barry was superb on the day and handled everything so efficiently which left us to relax and enjoy our day.We have received nothing but compliments from our guests about the day - from the scrumptious meal, to the atmosphere in the bar as soon as the guests arrived, and even to the hospitality received at the sing-song until the wee-hours!!! This is the highest compliment we can pass on to your good selves.Thanks again and we look forward to dealing with you in the future."
Added 31st May 2012
Yvonne
I held wedding reception in the county arms three years ago in augest. I found this family run hotel ensured my reception was expertly delivered to my individual requirments. Their attention to detail was excellent. The attention my guests recieved was first class, for this I cannot thank both the loughnanes and their staff enough for making my special day even more special. Thank you xx
Added 30th May 2012
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Aisling & Richie
We were Married in the County Arms last August and we just cant praise the Loughnane family and staff enough especially Connar and Barry, they went above and beyond to make out day very special.
Our guests had such a lovely day and were very pleased with the food,staff and personal touch given to us by the hotel staff.We cant recommend the County Arms hotel enough to anyone getting married in the future.Huge thanks again Connar, Barry , family and staff.
Added 30th May 2012
Elaine
It has been four years since we had our wedding at the County Arms Hotel and a day we will never forget. We loved the fact that we were getting the full attention of the staff and management on our special day as their policy is to cater for one wedding per day. We found this aspect very important as that is what every couple wants on their wedding day. The County Arms Hotel definitely provided that service. A fabulous hotel in beautiful surroundings, a perfect setting for life-long memories.
Added 30th May 2012
Jessica
We had our wedding at The County Arms in June 2008. I can't say enough positive things about the Loughnane family and their staff. They really went the extra mile to make our day one to remember, even recording our speeches and bringing them over to my father in law, who was sick in hospital at the time, so he could listen to them. All our guests talked about how much they enjoyed our wedding day, and a lot of that was down to the hard work of the staff in the hotel that day, and their attention to detail. We have so many happy memories of our wedding day in the County Arms Hotel.
Added 23rd May 2012
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Remona & Gary
We were married in the County Arms Hotel last October. It was the most perfect day, the food, service, staff and management went out of there way to make sure it would be a day to cherish for the rest of our lives. Thanks to the staff and the Loughnane family xxxx
Added 18th Feb 2012
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