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County Arms Hotel

Moorpark, Birr, Co. Offaly
Capacity
400
Reviews (28) 5/5
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Guests at the 4* County Arms Hotel enjoy the benefit of 3 generations of Loughnane family hospitality.  Facilities include 70 Bedrooms, the stunning Springs Leisure Club and Wellness Suites, a host of Private Dining rooms and beautiful private gardens for photographs.  Choose from 2 breathtaking bridal suites, either with free-standing bath and garden views or the four-poster with double jacuzzi!

The Moorpark Ballroom is perfect for large wedding receptions between 150 and 350 and the Georgian Suites are an elegant location for intimate groups and civil ceremonies – strictly 1 Wedding per day.

The 4* County Arms Hotel is loved by couples from Tipperary, Offaly, East Galway, Laois and Westmeath.  The key to the County Arms Hotel is the service and attention provided by the Loughnane family and our excellent team.  Barry & Conor Loughnane focus on providing help and advice, offering a flexibility and genuine level of care that only a family Hotel can provide. 

We enjoy an excellent reputation for quality food and attentive service in a relaxed yet professional setting. Visit the County Arms Hotel in Birr and see why we’re the trusted Wedding destination in Ireland’s midlands.

The County Arms Hotel unique wedding venue from Offaly servicing weddings throughout the local area including Birr, Portlaoise, Tullamore and Banagher..

The County Arms Hotel professional and popular family run wedding venue that has been part of the Wedding industry 2001 specialising in large family weddings.

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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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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
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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 canapé 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 canapés 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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 !
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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.
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Both the Loughnane family and the staff are amazing they gave us the wedding of our dreams x
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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