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County Arms Hotel

Moorpark, Birr, Co. Offaly
Reviews (109) 5/5
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One of Ireland’s best-loved Family-Owned Hotels, the County Arms Hotel is Offaly’s first Four Star Hotel. For over 60 years, we have supported couples like you to plan your bespoke wedding day, ensuring smooth and effortless planning, thinking of every single detail to give you the unique five-star dream wedding. We take pride in having an experienced & dedicated team and we assure you: we will be there for you every step of the way.

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; dedicated wedding coordinator; free menu tasting and one-night accommodation; and access to a list of our most trusted suppliers. We believe every wedding should be unique so we work closely with you to create a bespoke wedding package with every detail arranged just the way you like it!

Known for the best Evening Buffet in Ireland, 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.

"The food was amazing and all the guests still comment on how it was the best food they ever had at a Wedding." - Edel & Donal.

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. Your wedding party can enjoy top-class comfort and hospitality in any one of our beautifully restored Georgian suites, before departing to the Moorpark Ballroom to eat, drink, dance, and be merry into the small hours!

The Air-Conditioned Moorpark Room can cater for Weddings up to 400 guests and the original Georgian House boasts a number of stunning banqueting suites for up to 100 guests. Other facilities include 70 Bedrooms with “Wedding Rates”, the Springs Leisure Club & Wellness Suites, Lively Bar and Restaurant.

Please make an appointment to meet Deirdre, our experienced Weddings Coordinator who goes the extra mile whenever needed to make sure you will have your perfect & unique big day! We can show you around our beautiful Hotel, discuss your requirements, budgets, Menus, Wines, etc, and leave you with an exact costing breakdown for your wedding. We have hosted Wedding Receptions at the County Arms Hotel since 1962 – come and talk to us and enjoy the benefit of our unrivalled experience. We promise you a remarkable experience.

"It felt like our own private hotel for the day"
- Thomas Brennan

"..first-class attention to detail, a warm welcome and excellent service, to ensure your well deserved perfect day!"
- Wedding Planner

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

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.


109 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Ciara Loughnane
Added 12th Sep 2022
Wedding 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.
Michelle & Brian
Added 8th Aug 2022
Wedding 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
K & K
Added 5th Sep 2022
Wedding 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!
Michelle Roche and David Kennedy
Added 14th Sep 2022
Wedding 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.
Jenny and Nathan Walsh
Added 1st Sep 2022
Wedding 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.
Olivia & Paul Cawley
Added 15th Aug 2022
Wedding 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 23rd Jul 2022
Wedding 23rd Jul 2022
Beautiful venue for a wedding classic
Vanessa Chadwick
Added 2nd Aug 2022
Wedding 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
Emer and Philip
Added 2nd Aug 2022
Wedding 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 ????
2nd visit as a wedding guest
Added 9th Jul 2022
Wedding 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
Amy Killeen
Added 22nd Jul 2022
Wedding 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
Geraldine Flanagan
Added 16th Jul 2022
Wedding 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.
Ella Mahon and Shane O'Rourke
Added 16th Jul 2022
Wedding 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.
Yvonne & Micheál
Added 4th Jul 2022
Wedding 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. Micheál & Yvonne.
Darach & Louise Honan
Added 20th Jul 2022
Wedding 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.
Added 18th Jun 2022
Wedding 18th Jun 2022
Damien & Lena O Hara
Added 16th Jun 2022
Wedding 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.
Daniel and Sarah Maloney
Added 5th Sep 2022
Wedding 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.
Aoife & Garret Hensey
Added 7th Jun 2022
Wedding 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
Eithne and Seamus Olohan
Added 18th Jun 2022
Wedding 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
Richard & Natascha
Added 12th May 2022
Wedding 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
Elizabeth & David
Added 22nd May 2022
Wedding 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.
Amy and Oisín
Added 16th May 2022
Wedding 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.
Stephanie Rosney
Added 5th Sep 2022
Wedding 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.
Niamh & Michael
Added 17th Jan 2022
Wedding 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
Stephen & Claire
Added 17th Jan 2022
Wedding 12th Nov 2021
My fiancé 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
Anne Savage
Added 16th Nov 2021
Wedding 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.
Eric Moore
Added 15th Nov 2021
Wedding 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.
Maria brereton
Added 15th Nov 2021
Wedding 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
Sean & Lenore
Added 15th Nov 2021
Wedding 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.
Elizabeth and Donal
Added 11th Nov 2021
Wedding 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.
Avril & Robert
Added 17th Jan 2022
Wedding 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.
Emma & Ethan Keena
Added 16th Aug 2022
Wedding 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
Antoinette and Neilie
Added 8th Dec 2021
Wedding 22nd Jul 2021
A beautiful venue with fantastic food and helpful staff.
Lorraine and Patrick
Added 24th Nov 2021
Wedding 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!
Caitríona & Greg
Added 4th Feb 2020
Wedding 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 !!!
Aisling & kevin Phelan
Added 8th Mar 2020
Wedding 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.
Maria Noonan
Added 3rd Mar 2020
Wedding 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!!
Margaret & Mark
Added 28th Aug 2019
Wedding 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.
Eimear & Shane
Added 5th Feb 2020
Wedding 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!
Roisin & Shane
Added 4th Feb 2020
Wedding 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 ''
Lorissa and Jeff Kennedy
Added 12th Nov 2019
Wedding 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
Michelle and Larry Costello
Added 29th Nov 2019
Wedding 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!
Sarah and James
Added 6th Sep 2019
Wedding 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 20th Feb 2020
Wedding 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!
Added 9th Aug 2019
Wedding 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!
Margaret & Mark
Added 9th Aug 2019
Wedding 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.
Sarah & Kieran
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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, 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 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's all the little things and details in between that really makes you unique and we genuinely couldn't have asked for better!
Added 25th Nov 2018
Wedding 12th Oct 2018
Everyone is still talking about the feed and the quality of the good. It was fabulous
Laura Lalor
Added 7th Nov 2018
Wedding 5th Oct 2018
Sarah and Henry
Added 3rd Nov 2018
Wedding 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.
Peter OC
Added 26th Oct 2018
Wedding 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!
Elizabeth & Ger
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 15th Sep 2018
The staff are a credit to The County. The food is exceptional and the venue is beautiful
Karen & Niall
Added 12th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Oonagh Mulligan
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Niamh Bermingham and Alan Kelly
Added 14th Oct 2018
Wedding 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!
Nicole & Alan
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Sadie & Richard
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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
Therse & Mark
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Roisin & Donal
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 20th Jul 2018
A wonderful experience from start to finish!
Geraldine Nevin
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Deborah & David
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Elaine & Thomas
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.????
Tanya & Joe
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Tanya Ryan
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 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!
Jean & Thomas
Added 8th May 2018
Wedding 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.
Trish & David
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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
Eimear D
Added 27th Nov 2018
Wedding 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.
Jenevieve & Tommy
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Olive & Stewart
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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 ????
Michelle Danagher
Added 26th Oct 2017
Wedding 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!
Laura & Brian
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Yvonne & Shaun
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Karen & George
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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...
Colin & Trish O'Meara
Added 25th Oct 2017
Wedding 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!
Sarah & John
Added 26th Jun 2017
Wedding 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.
Rachel & Liam
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 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.
Domhnall & Edel
Added 13th Dec 2016
Wedding 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.
Anthony Robinson
Added 12th Dec 2016
Wedding 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
Finula & Daryl
Added 7th Dec 2016
Wedding 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
Lisa Bracken
Added 16th Dec 2016
Wedding 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
Dan Tynan
Added 7th Dec 2016
Wedding 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
Sheelagh Grennan
Added 5th Dec 2016
Wedding 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 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.
Emma McGinn
Added 6th Dec 2016
Wedding 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!
Noel & Fidelma Tierney
Added 6th Dec 2016
Wedding 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.
Sandra Bowe
Added 6th Dec 2016
Wedding 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
Pauline Ryan
Added 13th Dec 2016
Wedding 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.
Roisin Moore
Added 6th Dec 2016
Wedding 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
Wedding 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.
Elaine & Dave
Added 6th Dec 2016
Wedding 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!!
Lorraine Scully
Added 6th Dec 2016
Wedding 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.
Orla Dolan
Added 12th Dec 2016
Wedding 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.
Ali & Micky
Added 4th Feb 2016
Wedding 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.
Eimear & Paddy
Added 28th Jul 2015
Wedding 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 25th May 2015
Wedding 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!
M & P
Added 4th Dec 2015
Wedding 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.
Liz Flanagan
Added 6th Dec 2015
Wedding 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.
Susan Kelly Ryan & John Ryan
Added 6th Dec 2016
Wedding 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.
Patricia Butler Kennedy
Added 16th Dec 2016
Wedding 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 !
Rose kearns
Added 7th Dec 2016
Wedding 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.
Remona & Gary O Meara
Added 7th Dec 2016
Wedding 28th Oct 2011
Both the Loughnane family and the staff are amazing they gave us the wedding of our dreams x
Finula & Barry
Added 5th Jul 2012
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.
Paula & Eoin
Added 2nd Jun 2012
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.
Brian & Annette
Added 31st May 2012
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 30th May 2012
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
Aisling & Richie
Added 30th May 2012
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
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 23rd May 2012
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.
Remona & Gary
Added 18th Feb 2012
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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