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County Arms Hotel

Moorpark, Birr, Co. Offaly
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Reviews for County Arms Hotel

74 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Review by Caitríona & Greg
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 !!!
Review by Aisling & kevin Phelan
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.
Review by Maria Noonan
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!!
Review by Margaret & Mark
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.
Review by Eimear & Shane
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!
Review by Roisin & Shane
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 ''
Review by Lorissa and Jeff Kennedy
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
Review by Michelle and Larry Costello
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!
Review by Sarah and James
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.
Review by Joanna
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!
Review by C&S
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!
Review by Margaret & Mark
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.
Review by Sarah & Kieran
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!
Review by K
12th Oct 2018
Everyone is still talking about the feed and the quality of the good. It was fabulous
Review by Laura Lalor
5th Oct 2018
Review by Sarah and Henry
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.
Review by Peter OC
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!
Review by Elizabeth & Ger
15th Sep 2018
The staff are a credit to The County. The food is exceptional and the venue is beautiful
Review by Karen & Niall
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.
Review by Oonagh Mulligan
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.
Review by Niamh Bermingham and Alan Kelly
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!
Review by Nicole & Alan
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.
Review by Sadie & Richard
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
Review by Therse & Mark
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.
Review by Roisin & Donal
20th Jul 2018
A wonderful experience from start to finish!
Review by Geraldine Nevin
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.
Review by Deborah & David
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.
Review by Elaine & Thomas
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.????
Review by Tanya & Joe
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.
Review by Tanya Ryan
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!
Review by Jean & Thomas
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.
Review by Trish & David
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
Review by Eimear D
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.
Review by Jenevieve & Tommy
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.
Review by Olive & Stewart
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 ????
Review by Michelle Danagher
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!
Review by Laura & Brian
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.
Review by Yvonne & Shaun
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.
Review by Karen & George
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...
Review by Colin & Trish O'Meara
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!
Review by Sarah & John
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.
Review by Rachel & Liam
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.
Review by Domhnall & Edel
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.
Review by Anthony Robinson
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
Review by Finula & Daryl
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
Review by Lisa Bracken
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
Review by Dan Tynan
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
Review by Sheelagh Grennan
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.
Review by Emma McGinn
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!
Review by Noel & Fidelma Tierney
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.
Review by Sandra Bowe
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
Review by Pauline Ryan
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.
Review by Roisin Moore
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
Review by Elizabeth
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.
Review by Elaine & Dave
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!!
Review by Lorraine Scully
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.
Review by Orla Dolan
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.
Review by Ali & Micky
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.
Review by Eimear & Paddy
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)
Review by Audrey
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!
Review by M & P
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.
Review by Liz Flanagan
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.
Review by Susan Kelly Ryan & John Ryan
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.
Review by Patricia Butler Kennedy
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 !
Review by Rose kearns
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.
Review by Remona & Gary O Meara
28th Oct 2011
Both the Loughnane family and the staff are amazing they gave us the wedding of our dreams x
Review by Finula & Barry
We had our wedding reception in the County Arms Hotel in July last year. Conor and the staff made our day very special, giving us everything we asked for and more. The attention to detail and special treatment that we recieved made our day, using the dining room upstairs and then the ballroom for evening part worked out perfectly.Thanks again to Conor, the Loughnane family and staff.
Review by Paula & Eoin
We had our wedding reception in The County Arms Hotel and have nothing but praise for the hotel, staff and facilities. From the first day we met with Conor and Barry to the big day itself, we were always welcomed and looked after so well. Our wedding day was so enjoyable; the ballroom looked amazing, the food was delicious and the all the staff were excellent. Our relatives are still talking about the evening buffet and the surprise ice-cream cones went down a treat with young and old. Thank you all for making our day so memorable.
Review by Brian & Annette
Now that all the excitement is over and we are getting back to normal, we want to thank everyone in the County Arms Hotel who made our wedding day one to remember. From our first meeting with both Conor and Barry we have been impressed with every service we have enquired about or received, nothing was too much and no detail too little. To Conor who dealt with us so professionally and competently leading up to the wedding and to Barry who took care of us on the day itself. Barry was superb on the day and handled everything so efficiently which left us to relax and enjoy our day.We have received nothing but compliments from our guests about the day - from the scrumptious meal, to the atmosphere in the bar as soon as the guests arrived, and even to the hospitality received at the sing-song until the wee-hours!!! This is the highest compliment we can pass on to your good selves.Thanks again and we look forward to dealing with you in the future."
Review by Yvonne
I held wedding reception in the county arms three years ago in augest. I found this family run hotel ensured my reception was expertly delivered to my individual requirments. Their attention to detail was excellent. The attention my guests recieved was first class, for this I cannot thank both the loughnanes and their staff enough for making my special day even more special. Thank you xx
Review by Aisling & Richie
We were Married in the County Arms last August and we just cant praise the Loughnane family and staff enough especially Connar and Barry, they went above and beyond to make out day very special. Our guests had such a lovely day and were very pleased with the food,staff and personal touch given to us by the hotel staff.We cant recommend the County Arms hotel enough to anyone getting married in the future.Huge thanks again Connar, Barry , family and staff.
Review by Elaine
It has been four years since we had our wedding at the County Arms Hotel and a day we will never forget. We loved the fact that we were getting the full attention of the staff and management on our special day as their policy is to cater for one wedding per day. We found this aspect very important as that is what every couple wants on their wedding day. The County Arms Hotel definitely provided that service. A fabulous hotel in beautiful surroundings, a perfect setting for life-long memories.
Review by Jessica
We had our wedding at The County Arms in June 2008. I can't say enough positive things about the Loughnane family and their staff. They really went the extra mile to make our day one to remember, even recording our speeches and bringing them over to my father in law, who was sick in hospital at the time, so he could listen to them. All our guests talked about how much they enjoyed our wedding day, and a lot of that was down to the hard work of the staff in the hotel that day, and their attention to detail. We have so many happy memories of our wedding day in the County Arms Hotel.
Review by Remona & Gary
We were married in the County Arms Hotel last October. It was the most perfect day, the food, service, staff and management went out of there way to make sure it would be a day to cherish for the rest of our lives. Thanks to the staff and the Loughnane family xxxx
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