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Darver Castle

Readypenny, Dundalk, Co. Louth
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Reviews (31) 5/5
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Dating back to the 15th Century, Darver Castle is a spectacular setting for your romantic and magical wedding. The Castle is surrounded by beautiful mature trees, gardens, and lawns. The Castle and surrounding outbuildings have been transformed over the years into a haven of tranquillity and luxury offering incredible service and facilities on wedding days.

The Castle has the facilities to host civil ceremonies which can be performed in the ceremony room within the courtyard. The dedicated and experienced wedding team at Darver Castle can also guide you through the planning process, ensuring you get the intimate ceremony you wish for.

The venue has a magnificent banquet hall that can cater for up to 280 guests. The Brabazon Hall, which showcases stone cut walls and a beamed ceiling. This warm and beautiful backdrop will make your wedding feast a dining experience to remember

In total there are 34 rooms at Darver Castle. These rooms are situated in the Main Castle, Courtyard and Oakwood Cottages.

Darver Castle has a variety of packages to suit all requirements so that your big day is everything you dreamed it would be. .At Darver Castle management and staff go to great lengths to make your wedding day special unique and personal

Visit www.darvercastle.ie for more information

Reviews

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Lovely venue and very attentive towards all guests. Our car broke down as we were leaving the wedding and the staff could not have been more helpful!
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Anne was so lovely to work with, I’m sure I wrecked her head with 100 emails a day in the run up to the big day. Mary and Niamh were my saviours on the day, they couldn’t do enough for you. All the staff were fantastic. The food was beautiful and all the guests commented on how nice it was. I am just so in love with my pictures so far, Darver is the most stunning venue, especially at Christmas! Thank you everyone!
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This place is out of this world me and my husband knew it was Darver from the word go,if I was doing it all again noway would I change a thing esp not this venue from the staff who are top class to Anne our wedding coordinator and Juilia and Mary,no stone was left unturned this venue has weddings off to a fine art. We had our wedding here the 23/11/18 all the Xmas decos was up and it was just amazing so homely and cosy,only one thing I would say "can we do it all again". Thanks again to Darver for giving us a day we won't ever forget.
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I can’t say enough about the total professionalism of each and every member of staff at Darver. They were so great to deal with and made us feel so special on the day itself. It’s such a beautiful venue and is constantly being updated. Nothing was a problem and everything was taken care of on the day.
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We got Married in Darver on Friday. All I can say is WOW. The venue is out of this world the staff is such a credit to them. We felt like family. Nothing was too much trouble. The food and service were both amazing. Thanks so much Ann Julie Mary and all the staff you made our dreams become reality
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We got married in Darver Castle in November and had the most fantastic experience. The castle as prepared by Darver staff is fabulous and does not need any additional decoration or props. We arrived with only toiletry baskets for the bathroom. In organising our big day, we relied totally on Anne and Julia and they had everything under control and considered everything. Their experience in deciding on arrival drinks and quantity was so much appreciated and 100% accurate. Staff on the day were so helpful and guests commented on their friendliness. guests were so impressed with the venue and continue to talk about how much they loved it. Food was enjoyed by everyone. We found Darver great value for money and did not find another package that could compare.
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Absolutely out of this world.. From our very first visit to Darver Castle right through to our Big Day - everything was exceptional.. There was no job too big or small for either Anne or Julia! It was the best decision we ever made - I’ll be out visiting at all the Wedding Fayres ????
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The Family feel you get from working with the staff from Darver Castle is something that ensures that nothing can spoil the big day. The Venue is stunning and we had the best day of our lives from start to finish. Tom and Christine.
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What can I say about Darver Castle and the service they provided that will truly reflect how amazing our wedding was? From the moment we viewed the castle (the 5th venue we visited), we immediately fell in love! The setting, the Castle, the staff and the service were outstanding from the beginning. As we got close to our wedding and panic mode started, I felt like I tortured Anne & Julia with all my emails & questions! They couldn't have been more attentive and professional though. Even though they organise countless weddings, they always make you feel like you are their only client! On the day itself, I couldn't have asked for anything more. All of the staff were incredible, they knew each one of our bridal party by name and they couldn't have done more to make our guests feel welcome. The food was delicious, everyone raves about it! The staff are so attentive and we'll organised, everything ran so perfectly. When booking our wedding, we wanted an exclusive venue where our guests would feel at home. That's exactly what we got! I couldn't thank Darver enough for making our day so special and making our dreams come true!
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Beautiful fabulous caslte loved every moment the food was out of this world it was fabulous the service was excellent Ann Julie mary Aiden and Connar went above and beyond for us fabulous people so helpful every thing was absolutely perfect thank you guys
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Darver is an amazing venue, the staff are wonderful. Huge thanks to Julia/Anne & Mary for all there help in the lead up to the big day. Food was exceptional and my guests have not stopped raving about this venue. I would certainly recommend anyone planning their wedding around this area to book it ASAP.
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What can I say! We had an amazing day and most of that was down to Darver Castle and all its staff. From the minute we viewed the venue until the day of our wedding we had the most professional, caring and helpful staff looking after us. The quality of service we received was perfect and we would highly recommend Darver Castle to anyone! Thank you for the most perfect day!
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Myself and my husband Mark got married in Darver castle in June 2018. We chose Darver castle because it was so unique and ticked all of our boxes, its old castle theme, exclusive use, beautiful grounds, budget and the most welcoming and down to earth staff. We were made feel like royalty which other more well known venues failed to do. The entire planning process was exceptionally efficient and the Entire team were on top of everything in the most approachable and friendly manner. Everything we asked for was taken on board with a smile and delivered. Which is what you want in a venue. The day itself was the most perfect sunny day. The minute we arrived at Darver castle we were greeted so warmly. The bridal party and families were ushered into our own private arrivals reception to ensure we had a drink and bite to eat before the madness started! I had never seen this before and as a bride it is so greatly appreciated ! Throughout the day, the attentive upbeat service led by Mary was impecable and guests are still raving about the food, especially the steak! The decor and grounds were stunning. The drinks were flowing and everyone danced the night away ! Given it is a private wedding venue and not a hotel there is no residents bar as such. This did not matter at all as the bar extension goes on late with oppprtunity for a great sing song afterwards!! We never felt under pressure to vacate. The nightcap and food spread in the castle afterwards was the most wonderful final touch. Mary ensured we all felt at home! Breakfast the following morning was excellent and guests loved walking around the grounds for a few hours. Again, never felt under pressure to depart. I would highly recommend considering Darver castle for your wedding venue. You wont be disappointed!! TO the team Mary, Aidan, Julia, Anne, Connor and all other staff members THANK YOU for making our day so perfect.
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Our Daughter Ciara Rellis celebrated her wedding to Mark Halvey on 30th June 2018 Words cannot express what a day we all had it was the most perfect Venue well done to Mary, Aidan, Julia and all the Darver Castle team We were all made very special, big thanks to the chefs as the food was just fantastic and service was fast and efficient We would recommend Darver Castle to all future bride and grooms you will not be disappointed Again well done and thank you Rellis Family
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We got married in Darver Castle on 31 May this year. It was an amazing day. We fell in love with Darver on the first viewing. We had Anne as out co coordinator and she was brilliant. The day was magical and Darver could not have done anymore for us. It ran so smoothly. They were a great help in the run up to the wedding too for and advice and recommendations. Thank you Darver for the most memorable day. We wish we could do it all again.
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My husband and I got married on 11 May 2018 and all the staff were absolutely excellent not only on the day but in the run up to the wedding too. They are so well organised, so personable and friendly but also very professional. Our guests are still talking about the suburb meal they enjoyed. Other guest feedback included the quick service of the bar staff and the friendly wait staff. The Castle is such a beautiful venue and it is maintained so well considering they have so many weddings here. Every time we came to visit the venue they had done more renovations to improve the venue. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and we are so thrilled with our decision to pick Darver Castle as our wedding venue.
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I went to a wedding in Darver Castle on May 11th and it was amazing. It has so much character, the grounds are huge. Plenty of photo ops too. The wedding room was the nicest I've seen with high arches and plenty of armoury and shields. My other half loved the exclusivity of it and the way they had the bar in the room.
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We cannot recommend darver castle highly enough. The best day of our lives. Staff were so professional,friendly and helpful. Wedding co ordinators were amazing.
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It was an amazing venue with friendly professional staff!
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We had a wonderful wedding day in darver castle they went above and beyond for us would highly recommend .
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Overall we had a great experience with getting married at Darver Castle. The main pros for us was that it's a genuinely unique venue that's something more than a purpose built hotel, the food is excellent and their pricing was the best we found for such a venue. Anne, the wedding coordinator, was extremely friendly through all the planning, always happy to make recommendations for suppliers, etc and quick about getting back to any queries. The staff are really on top of things (when we were leaving the day after, they had all our decorations, cake, etc neatly wrapped up and ready for us) and the guests were delighted with the price of the pint! Its a extremely clean venue that you'd be happy to invite anyone to and has lots of beautiful areas to take pictures. I particularly recommend it for a Christmas wedding - they go all out with the decor. Given the time of year we got married, we really wanted a private venue so we wouldn't be sharing the space with Christmas parties, etc and it was well worth picking Darver for that. For almost 24 hours from ceremony to check out after breakfast, it was just us and our guests. We had a few negatives on the day. Nothing too major, and nothing that would stop us choosing Darver again, but as I never saw any feedback on what to look out for when I was reading reviews of Darver as a venue before we booked, I think they're worth mentioning if they're of help to another couple. The main issue was that having settled our bill in full a few days before the wedding, including paying for rooms, on the day of the wedding my husband had to leave during our time with the photographer to visit the office as his parents and uncle were being told by the owner that their rooms were not paid for and not being allowed to check in. Luckily, I believe Anne appeared and confirmed all was paid, but I think it would be worth nominating a member of the bridal party to check on all this before guest check in to ensure there are no embarrassing incidents - ultimately we felt we were just lucky that it happened to a family member who knew the bill was settled. I know miscommunications happen on a busy day but it was an unfortunate thing to have to deal with. Some smaller things were that labelled boxes of favours etc were provided for the tables, as not all tables were getting the same thing (e.g., kids table) but the right items did not go on the right tables - again, worth nominating a member of the bridal party to check on things before people are brought in for dinner. And lastly, similar to the check in issue, we'd changed the name on a booked room to another guest a few days before the wedding as another person couldn't make it, but the new person was told there was no record of them. All of the negatives were confined to the last few days of organising and the day itself and I can appreciate we got married at an extremely busy time of year, so really I'd just recommend checking and double-checking that any changes, requests or payments you make in the final few days before your big day have been acknowledged/looked after.
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We had a dream day, Darver Castle and all the staff where magical from start to finish. We can't recommend the venue, staff, food and decor highly enough.
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From the moment we viewed Darver we knew we found our venue. We are living in Australia so all correspondence was via phone and email and Darver were amazing. They took all the stress out of organising the venue. Can not recommend them enough. Everything was amazing on the day and we had the best day imaginable.
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Unbelievable staff couldn’t do enough for us to make our day what we wanted and very memorable
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Unreal from start to finish it's a family business and there wonderful. And Anne our wedding coriander was fantastic . Loved every minute of the day
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Wow, I cannot express how phenomenal Darver Castle and their staff were for our wedding 2 weeks ago. The venue itself looked amazing all set up for Christmas and both Anne our coordinator and Mary/ Fiona on the day were invaluable to all of our guests so much so that Mary got a standing ovation for her assistance. We were completely at ease and everything ran so smoothly from the minute we arrived, all we needed to do was enjoy our day. The food, is absolutely exceptional, every one of our 165 guest raved about it, portions were more than ample and the service was swift to each table with hot food for all. Absolutely and undeniably THE BEST VENUE I have ever been to and the value for money is certainly there. Definitely a strong recommendation from both my husband and I. Delighted we chose Darver for our wedding.
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Darver Castle is AMAZING! We planned our wedding from Vancouver, Canada so most of it was done online. The team over at Darver was so helpful, kind, flexible, and responsive! On the day of the wedding, the coordinator helped us throughout the whole evening. They really take care of everything and make you feel so special! The food was unreal and everything looked BEAUTIFUL. They stay wilth you till the very end and are always making sure your glasses are full! Darver also does an excellent job taking care of all the vendors. they truly are so thoughtful and amazing. I cannot recommend them enough. Everything went so smoothly and if I were to do it again, they would be picked first...AGAIN!!
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Fantastic from planning to the end, would do it all again in a heart beat!
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The staff at Darver could not have been any more helpful. On the day of the wedding they worked away behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly. The cake hadn't arrived by 4pm but they sorted it out without us even knowing. The food was beautiful, the surroundings are fabulous and the Castle itself is beautiful. I have nothing negative to say about Darver either in the run up to the day or on the day itself.
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I find it hard to know where to start in explaining the service we received from everyone in Darver castle in the run up to and on the day itself. They went above and beyond measure to ensure we had a wonderful day to remember. We never had anything to worry about during the preparation, they guided us the whole way. Even though we celebrated our wedding day near the end of 2012 they made us feel like we were there only wedding that year. Julia, Mary, Trevor and Aidan we will forever be grateful for the day you gave us in celebrating with our family and friends.
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Claire was an absolute pleasure to be around the morning of my wedding! Her advice from the off set was great and the hairstyles where exactly what I asked for. I'd have hesitation in recommending her to any future bride.

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