Darver Castle

Readypenny, Dundalk, Co. Louth
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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 courtyard is also the perfect location for your outdoor ceremony. 

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 54 rooms at Darver Castle. These rooms are situated in the Main Castle, Courtyard, Stables 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 of Darver Castle

5.0
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Elizabeth Brown
5.0
Married on 23rd Oct 2022
Where to start in our gratitude to Anne & Team @DarverCastle, you guys are amazing and did everything to ensure we had a perfect day, we cannot thank you enough. I had experienced Darver's magic many years ago when my sister married there, so I knew what to expect.. From our first viewing we felt welcome, informed, and knew instantly we would be married there. The Ceremony room is picture perfect and oozes happiness - a total vibe all on its own. The Castle itself is beautifully historic and immaculately maintained, set on lush green grounds with lots of fantastic photo locations, the kitchen / conservatory bar ? where our guests could mingle & lounge to enjoy canap?s & drinks before moving into the amazing Banquet Hall, where the food is amazing!! ? the ambiance is magical. @AnneDarcy you are amazing! the level of care, professionalism, and attentiveness you & every member of the Darver Castle team provide is second to none, honestly it is perfect location, with amazing packages that cater to every little detail from seasonal flowered archways to personalised menus & table plans, with truly amazing staff that are so attentive and go above and beyond for guests.
Simon & I loved every second of our day, we could not have been happier with our choice of venue and cannot recommend Anne & Darver Castle highly enough!!
Response from Darver Castle
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it! from Darver Castle.
Added 21st Nov 2022
Danielle & Stephen O'Brien
5.0
Married on 13th Oct 2022
We actually don't know where to begin with this incredible venue and all of its staff! From the first zoom call we had with Anne back in Jan 21, we knew there was nowhere else that was going to compare and it did not disappoint! No ask was too big and any questions we had (no matter how silly) were answered without hesitation! Anne just put us at such ease during the whole planning stage! From the moment we arrived, Ruth and Mary had us treated like a king and queen and looked after us and all of our guests like they were their family! Each and every member of staff were so helpful and so kind. The venue itself is just breathtaking and the grounds are just so beautiful for photos! Each one of our guests commented on how amazing the food was with most if not all saying it was the nicest food they had ever been served at a wedding!! And most are still going on about it to this day! We could go on and on about how amazing Darver was, we had the most fantastic day and would love to relive the day to experience this amazing venue and the amazing staff again! Any brides and grooms trying to decide on their perfect venue, we just couldn't recommend Darver enough!! one last massive thank you to Anne, Ruth, Mary and all of the staff at Darver! Thank you all for helping us make our wedding day the most special day!! We can't wait to pop in for a wee cup of tea soon! x
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Hi Danielle & Stephen, Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it! from Darver Castle.
Added 15th Nov 2022
Phil Lynam
5.0
Married on 29th May 2024
We found our dream wedding venue from start to finish, from the time we spoke with Anne and her team we knew this was our special place to share our day.
The staff made our whole family & friends feel so welcome and are a credit to the team at Darver, their amazing hospitality was second to none, their attention to detail is 5 start.
Added 8th Jun 2024
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Nicole and David
5.0
Married on 18th May 2024
I loved Darver from the moment I went to view it and now I love it even more. Our wedding day was perfect, from weather, venue, staff, food and atmosphere we could not have asked for better (maybe a little longer, as day went so fast). Anne was our coordinator and was always available to assist and guide. The staff on the day itself were wonderful a huge thanks to Ruth, Ciara, (Mary's daughter) they were fantastic. I don't know when Mary and her daughter sleep as they were up to like 4am and then awake to help breakfast service and still had a warm welcoming smile. We had our ceremony and reception at Darver, the ceremony room is magical. Now for dinner, the food was delicious and I mean delicious not one complaint and for a wedding of 150 people this is rare, all our guests have said that it is the nicest wedding food they have ever had. We had vegetable soup for starters, our choice of main was Chicken supreme, Salmon or Sirloin steak and to finish sticking toffee pudding. The service for the dinner was amazing, all tables served quite fast, not the typical top table has finished their course while the back tables are only getting served. The grounds at Darver are beautiful, no need to leave to get photos taken, you can do everything in the one venue. Don't wait to book, you will not be disappointed. Thank you to all at Daver Castle for making our dream wedding day come true.
Added 6th Jun 2024
Ciara Gorman
5.0
Married on 21st Apr 2024
From our very first visit to Darver Castle, we knew this was the venue for us. It had everything that we were looking for: a cosy and relaxed atmosphere, beautiful rooms and grounds, a gorgeous ceremony room on-site, multiple options for accommodating guests, and an exceptional level of services provided. Everything from the scones after the ceremony to the table settings in the banquet hall was perfect; we did not have to provide anything extra if we didn't want to, and as a couple on a budget this was very important to us. The packages provided by the venue covered all the necessary bases, and worked well for us in terms of value for money and flexibility. The catch is that Darver is booked out for most of the year, but this is a testament to the excellence of the venue and the team, and their reputation as one of the best exclusive wedding venues in the country is well-deserved. Anne, Ruth and the whole team at Darver demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism, generosity and kindness towards us, from our first email to our last: any questions we had were answered, any problems we had were sorted out with minimal fuss, and at all times it was clear to us that the Darver experience works so well because it runs like a well-oiled machine. I cannot underscore enough the peace of mind this brought to us as we planned our wedding - a key consideration for anyone getting married! The whole team made sure we had the wedding day of our dreams. We highly recommend this venue on all fronts and sincerely hope to make it back as guests one day!
Added 27th May 2024
Anita & William Fortune
5.0
Married on 11th Apr 2024
We had our wedding in Darver Castle on the 11th April 2024. It was the most amazing day ever. From the first initial meeting we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. The venue is spectacular, the staff are beyond amazing, and I've never met staff like them...so friendly, professional nothing was a problem for them no matter how big or small. I would definitely reccomend Darver to any couple who are looking for a wow venue as that's what it was for us..
Just wow.
Added 8th May 2024
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William Fortune
5.0
Married on 11th Apr 2024
All I can say is Wow , what a venue . If you want dreams of a perfect wedding its definitely Darver Castle . Fantastic staff , nothing was a problem . Food was out of this world . People are still talking about it . I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is getting married .
Added 21st Apr 2024
Charlotte & Cathal McMahon
5.0
Married on 28th Mar 2024
The perfect setting for your fairytale wedding! From our initial viewing on their open evening we were blown away by Darver Castle and it’s wonderful staff! They went above and beyond to make our dream day a reality. Special shout-out to Anne for ensuring all our expectations of the day were met. Every single guest commented on the amazing food throughout the day! It is the most “homely” and welcoming setting for your wedding! Would not have changed a single part of our special day! Wish we could do it all over again! Would highly recommend to anyone!
Added 15th May 2024
Helena & Gerard O'Reilly
5.0
Married on 22nd Mar 2024
We celebrated our wedding day in Darver Castle in March 2024. To say everything was out of this world would be an understatement. The wedding team looked after us so well from start to finish. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about the amazing food and service. The venue speaks for itself and the team went above and beyond to make sure both us, our families and guests were looked after in every way. A day we will never forget! Thank you to everyone at Darver.
Added 13th May 2024
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Emmet Masterson
5.0
Married on 15th Mar 2024
Darver Castle and its staff are absolutely flawless in everything they do.
I could not recommend them highly enough.
Added 12th Apr 2024
Justyna
5.0
Married on 7th Mar 2024
Very helpful staff. Very professional
Response from Darver Castle
Hi Justyna, Many thanks for your lovely review - lovely to hear! Many thanks from all at Darver Castle.
Added 10th Nov 2022
Francine & Tom Shearer
5.0
Married on 1st Mar 2024
I'm not sure I can praise the staff at Darver Castle enough for the experience we and our guests had at our wedding. From start to finish it was amazing, every detail was thought of and every need met. From being met at the front door on arrival to being ushered into the castle kitchen at 3am for tea and sandwiches before bed, Mary, Ruth and the team looked after us as if we were their own family.
Our family and friends are still going out of their way to tell us how brilliant a day they had, how much they enjoyed the amazing food (and it was truly amazing and plentiful), and how caring the staff were. We've heard "best wedding we've been to" a lot!!
I want to thank Anne, Ruth and team for looking after us from booking right up to the big day, you made the experience so effortless for us and we really appreciate how calm and settled you made us feel throughout.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Francine & Tom
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Ian
4.8
Married on 15th Feb 2024
We booked Darver Castle for our wedding in February 2024 and it was the best decision ever. From the very first viewing we knew it was the venue for us. The castle looks amazing from the outside, the bar is bright and spacious and the banquet room is extraordinary.
Anne was our coordinator for the wedding as she was a pleasure to deal with. She provided us with fantastic advice, assistance and information. Any request we made was accommodated with ease.
On the day the staff couldn’t do enough for us. We really were treated like King and Queen of the castle. The whole day ran so smoothly and we wouldn’t change anything about it. All the staff are so focused on making the day as perfect as it can be for the wedding couple, and all the other guests. Having partied into the wee hours the tea and sandwiches in the kitchen to end the night was one of our favourite parts as we looked back on an amazing day.
The next day all of our guests were full of compliments for the venue, the amazing food and the fantastic staff. Which was lovely to hear that they had the same opinion as we did.
We would 100% recommend Darver Castle to any couples considering it for their wedding. It truly is a fantastic, 5 star wedding venue.
Ian & Michelle
Added 25th Mar 2024
Emma
5.0
Married on 2nd Jan 2024
From our very first viewing we fell in love with Darver Castle, such a beautiful venue and the staff were just phenomenal. Every step of the wedding planning was so seamless with massive thanks to the wedding co-ordinators, they all went above and beyond to help us with everything, a special mention to Anne who was just outstanding throughout and also to Adrianne who was there on the day, honestly cannot explain how good these girls are and they couldn't do enough for us and our guests. The day was so well organised and it ran like clockwork, the food was fabulous and every guest complimented on how good the food was, every staff member including the night porter were just so friendly and helpful. We really couldn't of asked for a better day and that is all thanks to Darver Castle and everyone involved. We would highly recommend this venue, it is hard to put in to words how amazing it really is however if you are looking for perfection then this is the venue.
Added 5th Feb 2024
Niamh & Paul Walsh
5.0
Married on 22nd Dec 2023
From the first minute we stepped into Darver Castle the warm reception we got was second to none. The professionalism from all the staff at the open night was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Anne guided us through everything from start to finish. We knew straight away when we left after our visit and chat with Anne, we wanted to get married there. We are still receiving compliments from our wedding guests, the food was amazing and the best they have ever had at a wedding, the staff were so friendly and the Christmas decorations were beautiful. Anne recommended we get a drinks reception band - Tropical Storm and these were a big hit with our guests. Anne went above and beyond in helping us prepare for our special day. On the day Ruth was amazing she made sure we were sorted with everything and was just always on hand.
Aidan and Mary the owners are amazing and should be proud of their Wedding Venue because I would highly recommend it. We had the best day ever on our wedding day. A big thank you to the wedding team at Darver for making our wedding dreams come through. It?s a magical castle at Christmas. Looking forward to a visit back to Darver Castle.
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Una and Patrick McGovern
5.0
Married on 16th Dec 2023
We had the most amazing Wedding Day at Darver Castle, the castle and grounds are beautiful, our wedding was at Christmas and the decorations and lights were amazing. Our guests are still commenting on the food (both the dinner and breakfast the next morning) and the venue. The staff at Darver, particularly Anne and Adrienne, could not have been more helpful and accommodating. They made everything so easy and seamless, from the first visit to Darver right up until the Wedding Day. We had absolutely nothing to worry about regarding the venue and they made the process of planning the wedding and enjoying our day so much easier and memorable. Thank you!
Added 19th Jan 2024
Br?d McCann & conor McCann
5.0
Married on 1st Dec 2023
Anne was fantastic from start to finish! Couldn?t recommend Darver more
Added 30th Dec 2023
Naomi Wright and Chris Wright
5.0
Married on 30th Nov 2023
I don?t know where to even start? from the second we booked Darver Castle the staff went above and beyond (special shout out to Ann)! we had the most amazing day and all of our guests commented on how they were blown away by Darver - the food, decor, service and atmosphere! Thank you for everything we would do it all over again in a heartbeat!!
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Emma Byrne
5.0
Married on 19th Nov 2023
I can?t put into words how perfect our day was at Darver castle was from the moment we booked with them right until the morning after the wedding everything was amazing. The wedding team couldn?t do enough for us and our guests , all staff on the day where amazing so kind so helpful even with 11 children running round nothing was to much for the team. The ceremony room is perfect, the food was amazing from start to finish . Everything about Darver Castle was perfect for us and our guests
Added 21st Dec 2023
Michaela Murphy
5.0
Married on 10th Nov 2023
We recently celebrated our wedding at Darver Castle, from start to finish our experience was amazing. From the ease of organising in the lead up to the day, to the exceptional service on the day. The food, drinks, accommodation & service were all fantastic. All the staff are brilliant at what they do, they made our day run so smoothly. The Castle and surrounding grounds are beautiful, it truly is a magical venue. Thank you all for making our day so special.
Added 8th Dec 2023
Darren & Tara Baylon
5.0
Married on 9th Nov 2023
We had our wedding in the fabulous Darver castle in November. We really can?t put into words how grateful we are to all the girls at darver they really gave us our dream wedding experience from wedding planning to the big day they couldn?t do enough to help us. All our guests have commented on how amazing the food was and how beautiful the castle and the grounds where decorated as we where the 1st wedding of the year with the Christmas decor. We are so thankful for you all and a big shoutout to Anne and Adrienne who are 2 angels!
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Michelle Markey
4.9
Married on 2nd Nov 2023
Darver Castle was an exceptional venue. From the moment we viewed to even now, weeks after our wedding they have been nothing but accommodating, kind and approachable. They replied to mails and phone calls nearly always immediately but when not they never took more than 24 hours to reply.
They are so welcoming and accommodating any time we requested to go to the venue to view or do anything. In the organizing of the day Anne was very accommodating with zoom call times and also understanding when dealing with 2 small kids during the calls, she gave great advice also.
Ruth and Julia could not do enough for us either in the lead up. On the day Ruth, Anne, Mary and all the team were amazing. Dealing with all our and our families requests in a timely, discreet and professional manner. Ruth was always on hand whenever I needed something, she was always checking everything was in order and running smoothly but at the same time was very discreet in managing everything and was not making her presence known until we needed her.
The next day Julia was brilliant running around tending to everything, helping us pack up and was still making it all about us even though they had a wedding later that day.
Mary was there ALL day, from the very moment we arrived for our ceremony until nearly bed time-which was not early. She is an absolute pleasure, such a kind warm woman. The whole team were amazing. I did not have to stress or worry about a thing on the day as I knew they had it handled. Our 2 small children and their babysitter were accommodated very well by the team as well, always making sure everything was going ok and letting.
After the wedding they were still so kind and generous. We are looking forward to returning for Lord and Ladies night.
The guests were raving about the venue and the food. People couldn't believe how nice and tender the steaks were, everyone was saying how much food there was at all stages through the day and good quality food.
Some of our guests said it was the best wedding and best venue you they had been too.
It was such a magical day and we cannot thank Darver Castle and the team enough for everything they have done for us to make our day so special.
Added 5th Dec 2023
R? & Eoin
5.0
Married on 30th Oct 2023
Darver was our absolute dream venue. We knew from the moment we drove up that it was right and we were proven so on the day. The entire team, in particular Anne, Adrianne and Eva made the preparations and the day so stress free and easy.
It felt like we were at home.
Our guests are still talking about the food, in particular the steak and the fish and chip cones!
We couldnt have asked for a more amazing wedding venue.
Added 6th Dec 2023
Lauren
5.0
Married on 19th Oct 2023
The most amazing venue with the friendliest and most helpful staff. Our wedding day was so amazing and chilled from start to finish - we didn?t have to worry about anything, the staff at Darver Castle guided us through the whole day. The food was absolutely amazing I have never had a better meal. A very very special venue that completely stole ours and all our guests hearts. We have gotten so many compliments from our guests since the wedding saying that the venue (and especially the food) was amazing. The staff make you feel right at home the whole day.
Added 23rd Nov 2023
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James and Ruby Smyth
5.0
Married on 13th Oct 2023
My husband and I got married at Darver Castle in October and had the best day of our lives!

We went for an autumnal theme and the Darver team had everything looking amazing, it was everything we had hoped for and more!

Ruth our wedding coordinator was absolutely incredible on the day, from helping me out
of the car, fixing my dress and veil before walking down the aisle and keeping things running so smoothly throughout the day - we didn't have
to worry about a thing!

So many of our guests have commented on what a fabulous venue Darver was, and how brilliant the staff were. The food was absolutely
delicious, from the canapes to the main courses and evening bites, just amazing. The sandwiches and drinks at the end of the night for our family in the castle was also such a lovely touch to bring the night to a close.

Darvers seasonal decor was gorgeous and very fitting with our autumnal theme, especially the beautiful flower arrangement which was a fabulous backdrop for photos. The castle itself is stunning and intimate, all of the rooms including bedrooms were beautifully styled. The bridal suite was amazing, with incredible views over the gardens.

A special thanks to Anne for all her help in the run up to the big day and for getting back to our multiple queries and calls so quickly. Anne accommodates all of our requests (big and small!), she was so helpful and we are very grateful.

Wish we could do it all over again! Darver truly is a dream wedding venue.
Added 25th Nov 2023
Natasha and Kevin Lawless
5.0
Married on 6th Oct 2023
Absolutely could not fault darver or the amazing staff especially Anne and Ruth. They go above and beyond. Through the whole lead up to my wedding the girls couldn't have been more helpful or done anymore for us. My day was totally stress free as Adrienne and the fantastic darver team literally had everything covered. Food was amazing, service was amazing, the venue is stunning and the staff are a dream to deal with. Highly highly recommend Darver Castle
Added 8th Nov 2023
Ischelle Wilson
5.0
Married on 1st Oct 2023
you won?t regret having your wedding here!
We were blown away by how wonderful the staff were, you leave there feeling like they are your friends, all of our guests absolutely loved it, the food the decor the staff ??. the Irish do it better that?s for sure
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts we love you all xxxxx
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Nicole & Rob
5.0
Married on 22nd Sep 2023
We will struggle to put into words how amazing our day in Darver was.
From the day we booked it in 2021 Anne and the team couldnt have been more helpful and responsive (even to the most stupid questions i had!!)

The Day itself went absolutely perfectly. Everything was run with such precision and professionalism. Nothing was a hassle and they really do think of everything before we even had to ask!
Every single guest raved about the food and how efficient everything was run.
The gardens and decor were fabulous and made for some beautiful photos.

There is a reason this venue is booked out so far in advance and is such a popular spot.
Even though they do weddings every day of the week they make you feel like yours is the only one that is important. Even the small details of knowing all of our wedding parties first names was such a lovely touch.

Thank you so much to Anne, Ruth, Julia, Eva, Anne and Mary and all the wonderful staff who made our day so special.
Added 22nd Oct 2023
Ciara & Kev
5.0
Married on 14th Sep 2023
As a previous wedding coordinator, I decided to take my own advice.. Book suppliers you can trust and in order to enjoy your day hand over to them to execute you day. I did exactly this on 14.09.23 and boy was I thankful.

Darver Castle and the team did not only execute our wedding plans, they exceeded them in every aspect.

The calmness, courteous nature and professionalism was so welcomed from the moment the bridal party arrived. Every time we turned their was someone by our side to assist.

Anne was our go to lady from day 1 and honestly the passion we felt upon our viewing made us book our date. Throughout the planning.. Nothing was ever a problem and we were at such ease for the whole process. Informative, caring and such a lovely person to be dealing with in the run up to our big day.

Ruth met with us the day before and took on all our "bits" to set up and did the job to perfection.

Eva & Adrian ran our day and it was apparent that Darver Castle is a well-oiled machine. They looked after us, our friends & family like we were their own. Our vulnerable guests were made feel like they were home and our more boisterous were encouraged to party! Eva was praised by numerous members of our family for her caring ways and non-stop running around to ensure they were comfortable.

The food... It wowed everyone! Not your typical "banquet" style meal. It was made by a chef that put love and attention into every plate. The steak, the chicken and fish were 5* and sure the breakfast helped day 2 get going!

Bar service was attentive and I believe they were busy.. No empty glasses or long waits at the bar. Keeping our dancefloor full.

We loved every single moment of our special day. The patience you guys had for us even at the early hours of the morning were unbelievable.

The special touches of Mary greeting us, being around throughout the day and seeing her again upon departure made us feel special. That woman is amazing!

We met Anne upon departure and it was like leaving home. Seamless to every corner.

Darver Castle.. Thank you for giving us the most amazing day we will remember forever!

We will be first in line for the Lord & Ladies opportunity. Any excuse to stay and relive this venue again.

Love always
The Kellys
Added 12th Oct 2023
Nikki Kelly
5.0
Married on 10th Sep 2023
We had our wedding ceremony and reception in Darver Castle September 2023. From the very first meeting up until the big day itself the team at Darver were a dream to work with. Everything ran seamlessly on the day. They went above and beyond to ensure ourselves and our guests were looked after.
The venue, the service, the food, absolutely everything was exceptional. We cannot thank the staff enough for all they done for us on the day. We will never forget your kindness.
Book Darver now, you will not be disappointed ??
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Colum King
5.0
Married on 9th Sep 2023
Our wedding at Darver Castle was an absolute fairytale come true.

The staff at Darver Castle were exceptional in every way. Their attention to detail and dedication to making our day perfect was evident in every interaction. They accommodated our every request with a smile and went above and beyond to ensure our guests felt welcome and comfortable.

The food was not only delicious but also beautifully presented. Our guests are still raving about the amazing meal they enjoyed on our special day.

Our wedding day at Darver Castle was a dream we will cherish forever. We are so grateful to the entire Darver Castle team for creating the most magical day of our lives.

If you're looking for a venue that combines history, beauty, and exceptional service, look no further than Darver Castle. It truly is a fairytale setting for the most memorable day of your life.

Thank you so much Darver!

Colum & Kate
Added 7th Oct 2023
Kayleigh Keating
5.0
Married on 1st Sep 2023
We had our special day at darver Sept 1st 2023 and it was absolutely everything we wanted and more!
From the minute we enquired to the day itself and even to recent days the team were so involved and done absolutely everything they could for us and our guests.
Our guests are still talking about our wedding , the food , the staff, the venue they loved it all.
We will be forever grateful to all the family at darver Castle, thank you for welcoming us into your darver family & giving us an unforgettable day.
Added 25th Oct 2023
Rebecca Magee
5.0
Married on 31st Aug 2023
If you are thinking of booking Darver Castle as your wedding venue - DO IT!

If I had to summarise it I would say Darver Castle is a beautiful venue, has gorgeous food and most importantly amazing staff!!

The people at Darver Castle truely make you feel like you are the most important people in the world on your wedding day and they go over and above to ensure not only you have the most amazing day but also your guests!

Our guests are still raving about our wedding and this is all down to Darver Castle and their impeccable service and their desire to make sure all guests are really looked after.

I would recommend this wedding venue 100%!



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lena Lofer
5.0
Married on 15th Aug 2023
From the initial consultation to the big day itself, the team will be on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly and you have a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

The Castle also offers a range of additional services, including wedding photography, flowers, entertainment, and transport. Whether you are looking for a traditional or modern wedding, Darver Castle can cater to your every need.

The surrounding area is also ideal for wedding photography with beautiful landscapes and picturesque settings, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing those special moments.

Overall, Darver Castle offers a unique and romantic setting for your wedding day, with a range of facilities and services to make your day unforgettable.

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Ciara Concepcion
5.0
Married on 14th Aug 2023
Dear Anne and Darver Staff,

I wanted to write to say a massive thank you for everything.
Everything was absolutely perfect, we loved every single minute.
From the minute we arrived we felt so welcomed and so looked after. We were guided through every step. The staff are all exceptional. Everyone in our wedding party was raving about everything, the castle, the ceremony room, the welcome reception area, the dining room itself?.. The food is really the best we have ever had and everyone agrees. It?s truly a very unique and beautiful place with a very special feeling and atmosphere. All this is accredited not only to the amazing environment but to the amazing group of people you have there including yourself.
You have been so patient and accommodating and we truly appreciate everything so much.
So to your entire group, thank you. Thank you for everything you do to make these occasions so memorable and especially ours.
Lots of love,

The Concepcions
Added 12th Sep 2023
Aimee & Chris McConville
5.0
Married on 7th Aug 2023
Darver castle exceeded our expectations, the service and professionalism was above and beyond they couldn?t have done enough for us & our guests.
We were treated like king & queen as soon as we arrived. Absolutely outstanding caring service, the food is another level, we are still hearing our guests complement how amazing the food and service was on our day.
It really was perfect, thank you so much to all at Darver Castle.
The best day!
Added 4th Sep 2023
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Kayleigh Burke
5.0
Married on 6th Aug 2023
Darver Castle was an absolute dream venue! The grounds and buildings are absolutely stunning. From the moment we arrived we knew this was where we wanted to get married. It was our first venue viewing and we knew there was no point looking at any other venue, we?d only be comparing them to Darver Castle.
The staff here are fabulous, Ann was there to answer all our questions big and small and guided us at every turn.
I got ready in the on site Bridal Suite and we had our Ceremony on site in their ceremony room (which is just stunning). They decorate it all for you so there?s no additional cost or effort needed to do that.
Having an entire venue totally to yourselves and your wedding guests is such a massive luxury.
There are so many photo spots on site so you won?t need to waste too much time getting these and can rejoin your guests sooner rather than later.
It?s also worth mentioning the food here is amazing, of a very high standard! So sad our experience with Darver is over and praying some of my friends will choose Darver for their own weddings so we can return! Highly recommend!
Added 5th Sep 2023
Michaela Finegan
5.0
Married on 8th Jul 2023

I had the absolute best day ever on my wedding day in Darver Castle, a day I?ll never forget! Anne is an absolute lady to deal with and makes you feel so at ease during the planning process , it?s like I had known her my whole life.The castle itself is fabulous and the grounds around are fantastic for pictures. Adrianne and Mary couldn?t have looked after us any better on the day, same goes with all the staff, the service was excellent! The food was absolutely fabulous, the guests still talk about it! We cannot recommend Darver Castle enough we wish we could do it all over again, best day of our life! Thank you all so much!
Michaela & Mark
Added 17th Sep 2023
Rachel Cronin
5.0
Married on 30th Jun 2023
We had our wedding here and it really was the dream wedding venue. Everything about Darver Castle is magical. The staff are amazing in particular Ann who looked after us so well for two years. Our guests said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding and the best wedding they were ever at. Cant thank Darver enough for the most perfect day
Added 28th Jul 2023
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Stephanie
4.8
Married on 28th Jun 2023
Darver castle is a fantastic venue. They whole day was magical. To say it is run like a well oiled machine is an understatement. They staff on the day could not of been any better.
Added 1st Sep 2023
Jemma Keogh
5.0
Married on 25th Jun 2023
All the team at Darver Castle were a delight to deal with. They were attentive and caring and really wanted us to have the best possible day. When slight hiccups arose on the day, it was all handled calmly and professionally which we thoroughly appreciated. The staff were amazing and looked after all of us so well (one even put my grandmother to bed with a cup of tea and a sandwhich!) Everyone had nothing but compliments for the place, service and the day so thanks Darver Castle for helping us make our dream day come true!
Added 5th Sep 2023
Katie Smyth
5.0
Married on 15th Jun 2023
We got married in Darver in June and we couldn't have had a better day! All of the staff are so attentive, the food comes out so quickly so everyone is eating at the same time and there was never a queue at the bar which everyone was happy about! It's such a stunning venue and everyone there go esabove and beyond to make sure the day goes smoothly and exactly as you imagined!
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Killian & Alannagh Barrett
5.0
Married on 20th May 2023
Darver Castle is just an amazing place! We had our dream Wedding here in May 2023! From the moment we contact Darver right through to our big day they could not have done more for us! All of their staff are so kind, helpful and great craic! Their accommodation, food and setting is truly amazing! We can't recommend Darver Castle enough and can't wait to return in the near future for their Lord and Ladies night!
Added 6th Jul 2023
Audrey Byrne
5.0
Married on 30th Apr 2023
Well were do we start. I had my wedding here on 30th April 2023, and we couldn't of been happier. From the moment we went to view Darver we new we chose the right place to get married. Anne was our wedding coordinator and from the very first email she had us at ease. Any question big or small,Anne was there to help, there was never a silly question, she was truly great. On the morning itself, Ruth looked after us all. What can I say this women is amazing. From the morning we arrived until the we left the following morning, Mary, Ruth and all the staff were amazing. They go above and beyond for all their guests. The grounds are amazing, so many places to get some beautiful shots of everyone. The food was out of this world, absolutely the best. All our guests said the same thing. The rooms are so clean and the views of the grounds is great. The whole day ran so smoothly it truly is the best wedding venue. If I could give it more stars, I would. Audrey x


Added 8th Jun 2023
Grainne & Andrew O?Rourke
5.0
Married on 29th Apr 2023
We recently married on 29th April 2023 & we couldn?t have picked a better venue for our wedding day. From the first day we arrived to view the castle we were welcomed so well by Anne & all the staff. We loved Darver because it had the intimate space we wanted while also having a homely & warm feeling. We knew Darver castle had a reputation for fabulous food & staff but on the day our expectations were exceeded more than we could?ve imagined. Mary & Ruth welcomed everyone & looked after ourselves & the guests so well. Our friends & family couldn?t get over how efficient & friendly the waiting & bar staff were and everyone did their job so well. Ruth, Mary, Julia & Aidan did a wonderful job looking after everyone on the day and were always 2 steps ahead, we literally didn?t have to ask for a thing as they were on top of everything. Anne was a pleasure to deal with in the lead up to the wedding and every phone call & email was responded to so quick & no question was too minor or silly. We would highly recommend Darver Castle to anyone who wants a wedding to remember in a venue that has the most amazing atmosphere & will have your guests raving for weeks on end.
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Erin Cafferty
5.0
Married on 17th Apr 2023
Where do I even begin? Planning a destination wedding is such an undertaking but Anne was there every step of the way to ensure my day was stress-free and enjoyable. As a somewhat worrisome person, I had a little anxiety about how it would all work out but I couldn?t be more impressed with the care, intention, kindness, and professionalism of the entire team at Darver. From the day-of coordinator (thank you Adrian!) who was on-top of wrangling guests and the wedding party alike to the stunning estate, my wedding day couldn?t have been more perfect! 11/10 highly recommend choosing Darver for a destination wedding you and your guests will never forget!
Added 25th May 2023
Mark & Melissa McGuirk
5.0
Married on 8th Apr 2023
We highly recommend Darver Castle they were so accommodating from the first viewing right up to the big day. Anne and the team at Darver made planning the wedding completely stress free and couldnt do enough for us. It?s such a beautiful venue with fabulous grounds, we got married in the ceremony room and it was stunning. All the staff were so so nice and made the day flow seamlessly. The food was absolutely gorgeous, everyone commented on how good it was. We couldn?t be happier with our day and delighted we picked this fabulous venue!
Added 26th Jun 2023
Sara
5.0
Married on 5th Apr 2023
A stunning venue and so beautifully decorated. All the staff at Darver were extremely helpful and attentive. We were made to feel so special on our day. The food was absolutely delicious, the best I've had at any wedding venue and all dietary requirements were accommodated for. I can't recommend Darver highly enough.
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Sarah and Daniel
5.0
Married on 25th Mar 2023
Wow! What can I say?from the minute we stepped on the grounds of Darver castle at our very first viewing we instantly knew this was the wedding venue for us. Anne was fantastic with an extremely warming and welcoming personality that just made the whole process easy and comfortable. On the day the staff were impeccable and could not have done enough for both us and our guests. All the team at Darver should be extremely proud of the level of work they do to ensure everyone is looked after. If I could give this venue 5* plus I would do it over and over again. Thank you all again so so much.
Added 23rd Apr 2023
Cormac & Amanda
4.8
Married on 19th Mar 2023
Amanda and myself celebrated our wedding in Darver Castle on 19 March 2023. It was a stunning experience and a wonderful day. We cannot get over how helpful the staff were and how smooth the whole experience was. Anne was brilliant to talk to in advance of the day and made us feel very at ease, and it was great to meet her both on Zoom in the lead-up to the day, and also at the venue in advance, to talk through the details. Ruth and Alan were brilliant looking after us on the day, and Mary was brilliant on the day as well and went above and beyond - even helping Amanda out of the car when she arrived in her wedding dress that morning! You rarely see staff that genuinely seem to love what they do in a place like this and it was so refreshing. Our guests couldn't stop raving about the food on the day, including steaks cooked to perfection (and we did a couple of the Mr and Mrs nights in the last year - the food was amazing every time, and was incredible on the day too!) We also had a number of guests who were Deaf and the staff and management did everything they could to accommodate them. The rain on the day didn't spoil a thing for us - the grounds and castle are beautiful, the bedrooms gorgeous, and both the ceremony room and dining hall just spectacular. We really couldn't have asked for more and we would recommend Darver to anyone considering getting married.
Added 25th Apr 2023
Jennifer O?Callaghan
5.0
Married on 16th Mar 2023
The staff and Anne done an amazing job at going over and beyond for us .Everything went off without an issue and no matter what was needed they made it happen .Honestly one of the best wedding Venue there is !.Everyone is still talking about how the food was amazing ????
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Suzanne and Liam McGavisk
5.0
Married on 15th Mar 2023
From the moment we drove through the gates at Darver Castle to view the venue there was a magical feel. We knew instantly that this is where we wanted to have our wedding. Every interaction with the staff was such an enjoyable interaction. Everyone went above and beyond from when we booked up until and even after the wedding day.
We had our ceremony in the ceremony room and it was just perfect.
Ruth had hot whiskeys ready for us when we came back in from taking our couple pictures which was just a lovely little touch.
Every single one of our guests have said the food was unbelievable and the best food they have ever had at a wedding.
I would 100% recommend Darver Castle to any newly engaged couples, it is absolutely fabulous.
Added 25th Apr 2023
Shauna Watters
5.0
Married on 12th Mar 2023
We had our wedding recently in Darver Castle and it was the most amazing day. Anne our co-ordinator was brilliant from start to finish, the minute we visited Darver we felt at home. The atmosphere was just so lovely. We had to change our wedding date due to my mam becoming ill 2 weeks before the wedding and all the staff were amazing and so accommodating. We set our new date and was full steam ahead again. Mary was amazing, she?s takes such pride in her work and was there from the very beginning when I pulled up to serving the sandwiches at the end of the night. Adrienne was amazing on the day aswell, all staff couldn?t do enough for us. The food was so tasty and everyone had enough food!! Guests commented it was one of the best weddings they had been too. We couldn?t have asked for a better day. I could go on and on but you won?t regret booking darver for your big day!
Added 20th Mar 2023
Justine & Peter Carolan
5.0
Married on 11th Mar 2023
The team at Darver Castle were a dream to work with. Nothing was too much trouble. The venue and food is amazing. Would have absolutely zero hesitation in recommending this stunning venue in the heart of county Louth.
Added 27th Jun 2023
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Catherine
5.0
Married on 25th Feb 2023
When we were initially viewing Darver Castle we loved the d?cor, both old & new and we felt comfortable and welcome in the homely space. After setting a date Anne was in regular contact answering any queries & providing reassurance. On the day we were greeted & guided along the whole day by Adrienne & Mary as several other staff were busy making sure everything went smoothly. We were treated so personally & made to feel special & nothing was too much trouble. Guests commented on the professionalism and efficiency of staff and we also had so many compliments about the food which was outstanding & service so quick, everyone was eating at the one time with no delays. It was so nice to know Adrienne had everything timed & under control so that we could completely relax & rely on her. We had some guests who weddings aren't really their thing all of whom said they had the best day so thank you to Darver for catering for everyone's wants and needs. The Bridal suite was comfortable & relaxed and the breakfast the next morning was also fabulous. We would do it all again & would highly recommend Darver Castle for your wedding.

Added 31st Mar 2023
Debbie & Paul
5.0
Married on 24th Feb 2023
Darver Castle is the best wedding venue in Ireland, we could not recommend it highly enough, We got married there in February 2023 and from first contact onwards, Anne and the team were amazing. So helpful and responsive and nothing is too much trouble. Our wedding day was incredible, most of our guests told us it was the best meal they have ever eaten at a wedding, the steaks are delicious! Our day ran perfectly, Adrienne and the team kept everything on track and running smoothly and absolutely everything went to plan. We are so happy that we chose Darver as our venue and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
Added 24th Mar 2023
Ciara and Conall
5.0
Married on 17th Feb 2023
We had our wedding at Darver Castle in February. As soon as we saw the castle and grounds we knew instantly it was the venue for us.

Anne was fantastic during the planning process, her professionalism and attentiveness made the run up to the wedding stress free. We were blown away by how we were treated by everyone at Darver on the day, in particular Ruth, Mary and Julia looked after us so well. Every guest has commented on how friendly and attentive all of the staff were and have raved about the food non-stop! We can?t thank the team enough for making our day so special.
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Fiona & Eoin
5.0
Married on 5th Feb 2023
We fell in love with Darver Castle the first time we saw it. Darver Castle and grounds is just stunning. The ceremony room was beautiful also. We cannot praise the staff of Darver Castle enough. They were just fantastic on the lead up to our wedding and on the day. The staff at Darver Castle are very professional, attentive, welcoming, experienced and kind. They had everything under control which allowed us and our guests to enjoy the day. The day ran like clockwork thanks to the amazing staff! Darver Castle also had a lovely homey feel to it, with late night sambos and cups of tea ready in the kitchen for the castle guests before bed. We were really made to feel special and we were looked after so well.
Added 13th Apr 2023
Ailish Brady
5.0
Married on 12th Jan 2023
Stop looking and book your wedding at Darver Castle, Anne and the whole team deserve every ounce of praise possible our day was everything we could have wanted and more. We planned our wedding from overseas, Anne and the team made the whole process seamless we did not once feel wedding planning was stressful. The bridal suite for getting ready at is a perfect space to relax and enjoy the build up with your party, the ceremony room is a beautiful space to celebrate your wedding, the weather on our day didn?t allow for much photos on the grounds but if you have the weather they are beautiful with lots of different settings, if like us the weather is not playing ball we still managed some creative and beautiful photos without getting wet, our guests have all said it?s the best wedding venue they have ever been to the food, service, rooms, venue everything was outstanding. We wanted a homely/country feel with a beautiful setting Darver was everything and more.
Added 18th Mar 2023
Mark
5.0
Married on 28th Dec 2022
Nothing to add, service was top class keep up the good work
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Eleanor & Paul
5.0
Married on 21st Dec 2022
We had never really thought about having a Christmas wedding - until we viewed Darver Castle around Christmas time! The venue was so beautifully decorated, there was no competition. Anne was beyond helpful and patient in the year leading up to our wedding date. A year after viewing, we had our wedding at Darver Castle - and we were blown away. The staff were always so attentive and on the ball. A particular mention to Adrienne, you were incredible! The day ran so smoothly and our guests were raving about Darver Castle after our day. Thank you so much to Anne, The Carvilles, Adrienne and all of the staff at Darver Castle. We would highly recommend Darver Castle to anyone in search of a wedding venue. Eleanor & Paul, December 2022.
Added 16th Apr 2023
Niamh Griffin
4.9
Married on 1st Dec 2022
Our wedding at Darver Castle in December 2022 was even more amazing than we ever could have imagined! From the moment we viewed the venue and met Anne and the team, we felt so welcome and at home, and truly supported through all of our wedding planning.

The Darver Team could not do enough for us to make our day completely perfect, both in the lead up and on the day itself.

All of our guests were commenting on the beautiful grounds, the decoration inside the castle and how attentive all of the staff were through the reception and meals.

We cannot recommend Darver Castle highly enough as a wedding venue ? we just wish we could do it all over again!!
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Hi Niamh, Many thanks for your lovely review. Lovely to hear. We hope to see you both back here at the Castle soon!
Added 3rd Jan 2023
Anne-Marie Mallon
5.0
Married on 24th Nov 2022
I can not recommend Darver enough. The venue and staff will always hold a special place in our hearts. We truly had the best day of our lives.
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Natasha Jackson
5.0
Married on 19th Nov 2022
Darver castle could not do enough for myself and my husband. Mary and ruth on the day went above and beyond for us and our guests the food is amazing like the staff. I wish I could do it all over again darver castle is a hidden gem
Added 1st Feb 2023
Grainne Fahy
5.0
Married on 4th Nov 2022
Excellent
Added 1st Feb 2023
Trisha & Dave
5.0
Married on 15th Oct 2022
We had our Wedding in Darver Castle in October 2022. It was the most magical day from start to finish. The whole team in Darver were so helpful and everything just ran so smoothly, all our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was. I am so glad we choose Darver Castle for our special day
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Evan Burbidge
5.0
Married on 21st Sep 2022
We booked Darver for our wedding on September 21st 2022, when we first went to visit Darver we went with my mother and father in law, they explored the gardens while we were shown around the venue. After a very thorough tour we were brought to the kitchen and given homemade baked goods, coffee and they also went out to invite my mother and father in law in for tea / coffee.

In the lead up to our wedding Darver were amazing, they constantly responded to our queries and kept us up to date on all planning and developments. They were nothing but nice to us the entire time, Anne and Ruth are a credit to this venue and without them planning our wedding would have been a lot more stressful.

On the wedding day, things went swimmingly the room was setup, the rooms were ready for guests, the bar was open. Even a small hiccup in our guests accommodation was rectified by the team and everyone had a room.

Our ceremony was held in Darvers ceremony room which was decorated beautifully with lights and flowers. We then had full use of the castle, the gardens and the surrounds for our photos and are delighted with how the day was run, the canapes and drinks on arrival were delicious and the strawberry daiquiris were lovely.

Our dinner was amazing, we choose the steak, chicken in parma ham and the cod. We also had a number of vegetarians in our party who were catered for. To say the food was amazing is an understatement. Our starters the brie and bacon tarts were lovely, the steak was to die for and the apple crumble was one of the best i?ve ever had. The staff at this time were brilliant working like a well oiled machine.

After dinner it was time to dance the night away and Darver had the room changed with minimal fuss and disruption to our guests.

I couldn?t recommend Darver enough to anyone who is looking to get married here, we haven?t had a single complaint from any of our guests who all said it was one of the best weddings they have been to.

Thank you for making our day so wonderful!
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Added 19th Oct 2022
Eimear & Se?n Quinlivan
5.0
Married on 9th Sep 2022
We fell in love with Darver Castle the moment we set foot there on the viewing evening. Everything about the venue is exquisite from the old style castle bedrooms, the farmhouse style kitchen and bar, the banquet hall and the beautiful gardens. We could not wait have our wedding reception here and celebrate with all our friends and family. To say the venue exceeded our expectations is an understatement. Everything was perfect from start to finish, the food was gorgeous and the staff were so helpful and friendly, with a special mention for Anne and Mary for everything they did for us in the lead up and on the day. Ourselves and all of our guests were so impressed with the venue, and we would not hesitate to recommend Darver Castle as the ideal wedding venue.
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Added 1st Dec 2022
Sophie McIntosh
5.0
Married on 7th Sep 2022
We got married in Darver Castle in September and had the best day.

Right from start to finish of our experience we were looked after and the planning process was seamless. Ruth was an amazing co-ordinator on the day of our wedding. We were treated like royalty.

All of our guests commented on the standard of the food which was UNBELIEVABLE. We still talk about the dinner we had! The rooms are so nice and the beds are sooooo comfortable. My sisters stayed with their kids and were made to feel very comfortable.
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Tania McDonnell
5.0
Married on 12th Aug 2022
Chris and I had our wedding in Darver Castle on August 12, 2022 and everything was perfect from start to finish. We planned our wedding from Canada during the pandemic, so we didn't even have a chance to visit Darver Castle before we booked it. But we took a chance and it definitely paid off for us. Anne was great throughout, video chatting with us, reassuring us that everything would be fine despite us not being there and responding to our many questions in a timely manner. We needn't have doubted anything as I don't think we could have picked a better venue for our reception, from the warm welcome we got upon arrival, to the delicious food and quality service, to the gorgeous rooms and hearty breakfast the next morning. Our guests spoke so highly of the castle also and many said it was the best wedding they were ever at, which had a lot to do with the gorgeous castle, beautiful grounds, world class hospitality and attentive staff. We could not fault anything and would highly recommend Darver Castle to anyone thinking of getting married in the local area. Tania & Chris xx
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Added 6th Nov 2022
Gareth and Gemma
5.0
Married on 11th Aug 2022
The wonderful team gave us a pristine venue but it?s the people at Darver that made everyone feel so special. Such an amazing place.
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Added 16th Oct 2022
Dolores & Katie
5.0
Married on 12th Jul 2022
We had our wedding at Darver July 12, 2022. From our first visit to Darver it was a no brainer to us. Living in the States and planning a wedding from overseas at first was a daunting task to us but once we took that visit to Darver it was immediate relief and excitement. Anne and Julia filled us with confidence that nothing would be too big of a task planning from the States. They went above and beyond to make our day perfect.
The venue itself is just breath taking. The place is so well kept, and the gardens are just beautiful. We are foodies and had heard great reviews on the food. This was one of the biggest reasons we chose Darver and they did not disappoint. Our guests were still talking about their meal several weeks after the wedding.
The extra little touch of having tea and cake in the kitchen at the end of the night was just class. We had just over 20 guests remaining that Mary invited in for tea. It was such a lovely time to wind down the night and we had a great laugh.
All in all a fantastic experience and I would recommend Darver and it's staff all day every day. A truly unique experience.
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Jodie
5.0
Married on 10th Jul 2022

The Perfect Wedding Venue
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Myself and my husband got married in Darver Castle on the 10th of July 2022. From start to finish we had an absolutely perfect day. The planning process was not stressful, someone in Darver was always available to chat if we had any questions or queries. Myself and the bridesmaids got ready in the beautiful bridal parlour onsite. We had a lovely chilled morning and the breakfast was delish. We were lucky with the weather and we got married outside in the courtyard which was just stunning, the guests were all absolutely blown away by the magnificant outdoor grounds. We were lucky but I wasn't too concerned about the weather in the run up to the wedding because I knew there was also a beautiful ceremony room available if needed. All of our guests commented afterwards on how beautiful the venue was and how much they enjoyed the grounds, the food and the kindness and attentiveness of the staff. I loved everything about the venue but the staff here are really exceptional. I didn't have to think about a single thing apart from enjoying every minute of the day, they really had everything organised so perfectly, right down to telling you, "go," when it's time to walk down the aisle at the perfect moment of the song. Anne was with us during the day and I cannot thank her enough for managing everything so seamlessly and for being so kind and fun every step of the day. I cannot recommend Darver Castle highly enough as a wedding venue, we had an absolute dream of a time.
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Added 7th Aug 2022
Lynn & Declan Curran
5.0
Married on 6th Jul 2022
We had our wedding reception in Darver Castle in July 2022 and cannot recommend it highly enough!

Throughout the planning and in the lead up to the wedding day (including a date change thanks to Covid!), Anne was so helpful, supportive and professional. Every single question we had was answered without any issue or delay, and Anne made the wedding planning process easy and enjoyable.

On the day, we were looked after by Ruth and the team. We were welcomed by the lovely Mary who looked after all our guests so well. The food was absolutely incredible and the staff were top class. The entire day ran like clockwork from start to finish. Our friends and family are still raving about the food, the staff and of course the beautiful venue.

Thank you again Anne and the team at Darver Castle for making our wedding day perfect in every single way.

Lynn & Declan x
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Added 11th Dec 2022
Simon Donohoe
4.9
Married on 3rd Jul 2022
Darver Castle is a stunning, intimate venue unlike no other. The team are wonderful, they know it is your day and cannot do enough for you.

The food is seriously delicious, your guests won't be left hungry - that's for sure.

The castle rooms to stay in are lovely and the function room is the perfect place for your dinner - with beams, stone walls and hanging fairy lights - what's not to love

Our coordinator, Anne Darcy, was so accommodating. There was no question too big or small and she was available for our every need.

We didn't get to go to an open night due to the pandemic, but had been to a friends wedding before and fell in love with the whole place. Highly recommend newly engaged couples going to check out the incredible surroundings, garden, converted stable etc.

Darver won't disappoint! 5 Star!
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HI Simon and Daithi, Many thanks for your lovely review. Anne will be delighted to hear this. We hope that married life is treating you both well and we look forward to seeing you both back at the Castle soon!
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Rebecca Crory
5.0
Married on 30th Jun 2022
I had the most amazing experience with Darver Castle. The service was second to none, the contact leading up to and on the day of the wedding was fantastic. Highly recommend
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Hi Rebecca, Many thanks for your lovely review - lovely to hear! Many thanks from all at Darver Castle.
Added 3rd Jan 2023
Hayley & Shane
5.0
Married on 24th Jun 2022
Myself and Shane had our wedding reception at Darver Castle on June 24th 2022.

Before I get to the day itself, Anne made the planning process so easy and seamless despite originally booking during lockdown when we were unable to view the venue in person. Anne put our minds at ease and answered every question, with an excellent virtual tour and Zoom calls. With expert advice, we were recommended to have an early ceremony in our local church so that we could get more time to enjoy our reception - something we were so grateful for on the day and I wouldn't have thought of myself.

On the day itself, everything ran like clockwork thanks to the extremely friendly and diligent Adrienne and her team of staff. Again, this schedule ensured that we got the most time out of our band & DJ possible. All the staff went above and beyond, clearly taking pride in being a part of our big day, and did not only treat the bridal party like the kings & queens of the castle, but could evidently be seen with this attentiveness to all guests, which was commented to us by many after the day. This is a contrast to the usual bunch of students working at functions who are only there to put in their hours.

The food was INCREDIBLE, again most of our guests told us that they have never had such a good meal at a wedding. The steaks were one of the options on our menu and they were both huge and delicious, so big that I actually couldn't finish mine which is rare for me! I couldn't fault one part of the meal.

The venue speaks for itself, with stunning grounds and a stand out function room that is hard to find as nice a room anywhere in the country that can fit so many guests. We went with the existing decor with no extras and it was absolutely perfect, no additions needed. The rooms in the castle were beautifully furnished with comfortable beds, just a pity we didn't get more time in them!

Overall I couldn't recommend Darver Castle enough if you are planning your wedding. I have zero regrets or anything I would change about it, not to mention it being the best value around for this calibre of venue within an hour of Dublin.

A huge thank you to all the team at Darver for their part in the best day of our lives!
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Added 22nd Jul 2022
Ciara Campion
5.0
Married on 23rd Jun 2022
On Thursday 23rd of June myself and my now hubby experienced the most amazing day of our lives. It was without question made all the better by our choice of Darver Castle as our wedding venue. This stunning venue has to be one of the most beautiful places in the country that you could get married in, from the people working there (shout out to Anne, Adrianne, Ruth and Mary who made everything run so smoothly), to the breath taking grounds, the castle itself, the banquet hall, the exquisite food... we couldn't be more complimentary and thankful for the amazing day and night that you helped give to us. Everything was incredible and we couldn't have asked for more. We can't wait to be back to experience it from the other side as a guest on one of our friends big day.

The Campions
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Christina Crossan
5.0
Married on 20th Jun 2022
We couldn't have picked a better venue with a more supportive and responsive team. The team help with wedding planning, recommend fantastic suppliers and put you at ease on the big day. They go over and beyond on any request, ensuring that the most important aspects of the day are prioritised. The food was outstanding and the drink never stopping flowing! We had the best day we could have asked for and a lot of that was specifically down to Darver Castle and the hard working team!
Added 24th Jan 2023
Shane & Emma
5.0
Married on 13th May 2022
The best day of our lives. The team at Darver are true professionals in the wedding industry. Anne and her team were a pleasure to deal with from our initial enquiry until the day itself. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Anyone that books Darver Castle for their day will not be disappointed.
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Sinead Mc Mahon Michael Goodman
5.0
Married on 7th May 2022
We got married in Darver Castle on 7th of May 2022, We could not recommend it enough for any future couples, from the moment we went for an afternoon viewing we fell in love with every single part of it. The castle, the rooms, the gardens blew
us away. From the moment we booked everyone was amazing Anne the wedding coordinator she was brilliant she thinks of everything and is great to deal with. On the day we had Adriane take care of us from the moment we arrived she was so
fantastic we didnt have to worry about one single thing. Every one of our guests said the food was amazing which it was out of this world. Not forgetting Julia, Mary and Aidan we can not thank them enough for the service they provide at Darver Castle they have such an amazing and magical place where you will most definitely get the wedding of dreams. We wish we could do it all over again with them. Darver Castle is most definitely deserving of its 5 stars.
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Hi Sinead & Michael, thank you both for this beautiful testimonial. It was our pleasure to have you both at Darver Castle! Hopefully, we will see you both again soon. Congratulations once again and we wish you both a lifetime of happiness, from Darver Castle.
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Maggie & Jason
5.0
Married on 2nd Apr 2022
A huge thank you to the entire team at Darver Castle for the fantastic wedding day we had in April 2022.

The preparation in the weeks and months prior to the day was hassle free and we knew that Anne and the team had everything in under control.

The staff at Darver leave no stone unturned. We have received countless comments from guests regarding the professionalism and service received by all of the servers, bar staff and management on the day. We cannot thank Adrienne, Ruth and Julia enough.

The food was exceptional. From the canap?s on arrival to the dinner, nothing could be faulted and there was ample food for everyone - the late night goujons and chips went down a treat. Again to mention the service, from the top table it was clear to see how well the staff were organised, ensuring everyone was looked after and there was no delay between the top table being served and the remainder of the guests.

The late night service with our bridal party and family back in the kitchen was a lovely way to end the night - thank you for taking good care of our older relatives and ensuring they got tea and sandwiches even at that hour!

We had a lot of guests who had not been to Darver before and they have all reached out and thanked us for a great day.

The grounds to the castle and the interior are immaculate and we are delighted with how our photos and video have turned out.

Thank you again, we hope to get back as a guest in the future to enjoy a wedding at Darver again!

Maggie & Jason
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Added 8th Jun 2022
Sarah & Benny Lennon
5.0
Married on 23rd Feb 2022
When we went to visit Darver Castle for a possible wedding venue, we fell in love with it immediately and knew it was our venue! We booked everything else around it such as band & photographer as we loved it that much. What we didn't expect was that we would fall in love with the staff more than the venue. With Darver, the grounds, venue and food have an amazing reputation (& we can second that!) but what makes it so unique is the staff that you meet in the lead up to the day (Aidan, Mary, Julia!) and on the day itself. Anne always looked after us so well and was so helpful in every meeting and just made sure that everything was thought of and planned - we really looked forward to meeting her each time. On the day, each one of our guest were treated like royalty by all staff - it lovely for us to hear them raving about Darver Castle as much as us! For myself and the full bridal party, Adrienne & Anna couldn't have done more. For example, as we drove up to Darver Castle (in the rain & gale force winds) they both ran out to me to help with my flowers and dress while also shielding me from the rain - little things that looking back now, mean so much - and we honestly have so many of those lovely gestures from the day! If you want a perfect day in the most perfect venue where you wont have to worry about food, drink or your guests being happy - then book Darver Castle. Both myself & my husband would say without hesitation, if we had to do it over again, we would choose Darver Castle each & every time!! xxx
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Thank you for this fantastic testimonial, Sarah and Benny, we are delighted you had such a great experience with Darver Castle. We wish you all happiness in the world and congratulations once again from Darver Castle.
Added 17th May 2022
Kate Macken
5.0
Married on 17th Feb 2022
We had our wedding in Darver in February and wow what a day we had !!!! From the minute we went to view Darver they were so friendly and helpful !?. Our wedding was booked for 2021 but with Covid we had to choose another date and they were fine with this and so helpful!! I would highly recommend Darver , the room was just perfect , we didn?t need to add any extras as it just looked fantastic. The staff were amazing on the day, the food was WOW? we had no complaints from guests also . We were so happy with Darver, a great decision to have our special day there!
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Roisin McEntee
4.8
Married on 4th Feb 2022
Our wedding coordinator Anne was great from our initial meeting right up until the wedding, helping us choose the right package for our wedding day. Adrienne was there with us on the day and she was an absolute lady from start to finish, she made us feel so welcome and at ease and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend Darver Castle to wedding couples for venue, food and service
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Jen & Jay
5.0
Married on 27th Dec 2021
Darver Castle was the most magical place to have our wedding, the staff were absolutely gorgeous and couldn't have been kinder, more welcoming or more accommodating and made us feel so special. Anne was our wedding coordinator and she is simply one in a hundred million, we'll remember her kindness forever and her advice was phenomenal. The food was delicious and we really could not have had a more perfect day! Thank you so much Darver Castle xxxxx
Added 12th Jun 2022
Mr & Mrs Flaherty
5.0
Married on 19th Dec 2021
It goes without saying Darver Castle is a dream wedding venue. From our first viewing we knew it won our hearts. From the helpful and friendly staff, to the stunning outdoor surroundings and amazing banquet hall and most importantly the magical Christmas setting. Anne, Julia, Mary and all the team were a dream to deal with. Our day itself was simply the best. Our guests talked so highly of the amazing food everything was top quality. You are really made feel at home with the warmest of welcomes and they can't do enough for you.
We highly recommend Darver Castle to all new couples looking for their dream venue
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Jen & Nick
5.0
Married on 2nd Dec 2021
We considered all options for a childminder for our 9 month old Emilie for our wedding day before booking the wedding nanny. I was nervous in the run up to the wedding of how Emilie would take to a new face but the minute we met Sara my worries disappeared. Emilie immediately took to Sara and I could honestly say it was the best money we spent on our wedding. I couldn't have picked a better nanny for Emilie. Sara dressed Emilie and had her ceremony ready, she quietly and discreetly popped her away when she needed a break from the ceremony and she entertained her every need for the day, the night and the next morning. So many of our guests asked where we found Sara! She interacted with everyone and was just such a lovely warm person. From a mum who was nervous initially I just couldn't thank Sara enough and would highly recommend her!
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4.2
Married on 25th Nov 2021
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Suzanne & Phil
5.0
Married on 23rd Nov 2021
Well what can we even say!! We got married in Darver Castle 3rd time lucky and we had the most outstanding day! Anne has been amazing to deal with from start to finish and was always so responsive to my questions! From the very first viewing of Darver back in 2019 we loved it instantly, the ceremony room, gardens, banquet hall it sold it to us. Another seller was the fact majority of guests could stay on site! The food from start to finish was divine and I feel I need to go to another wedding now in Darver to actually appreciate it! Our wedding morning was so calm and it was so lovely to be able to get ready in the bridal parlour and Anne and team made sure we were looked after. We also had special requests from a guest and Anne was so so accommodating to her which we were so grateful for as it meant she didn?t have any worries. All we wanted from the get go was a party and my god did he get it! Not a bad word could be said at all by anyone! Literally our dream wedding thank you so so much Anne, Julia, Mary and Aiden and all the staff at Darver! So sad it?s over now!!
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Hi Suzanne and Phil, thank you so much for this lovely testimonial - it means so much! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness together. From Darver Castle.
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Marie Murray
Married on 23rd Nov 2021

As parents of the bride we had an unbelievable experience here. Credit must go to Ann , Mary and the staff. They could not have done anymore. Exceptional from start to finish. Our daughter Suzanne and now her husband Phil had they're dream wedding.







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Hi Marie, thank you for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that Suzanne and Phil had their dream wedding with us, it was our pleasure. From the Darver Castle team.
Added 24th Nov 2021
Erin Mc Birney
5.0
Married on 20th Nov 2021
We had the most amazing day at Darver Castle, Anne was an absolute star, nothing was a problem, she went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect! The ceremony room was breath taking, the food was out of this world, our guests still talk about how beautiful Darver was, and what an amazing day they had! Xx
Added 28th Jun 2022
Danielle Joyce Duckett
5.0
Married on 30th Oct 2021
The team at Darver were absolutely fantastic. I can't find a single fault. I couldn't get over to try the food or wine due to covid and living in London but this was not a problem as everything was delicious (especially the steak!). The day was seamless and every single member of staff was brilliant. Thank you so much for taking care of us and our guests, we are both incredibly grateful and cannot recommend you enough. I also want to add that the rooms and breakfast were lovely too, our friends and family were very impressed. The whole process from viewing the venue to the wedding day is extremely well managed and the levels of communication were great. As an anxious bride, they went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and I cannot thank them enough. The grounds were perfectly maintained and Darver is just beautiful. We were so lucky to get married there and would recommend other couples go and visit, you won't be disappointed.
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Louise & Andy Synnott
5.0
Married on 29th Sep 2021
We cannot recommend Darver Castle enough for anyone looking for a wedding venue. We got married in September 2021 after previously postponing in 2020. Anne and all the staff were great throughout and put our minds at ease in the run-up to the wedding.

On the day the staff were amazing and the day ran like clockwork with the whole team making sure our bridal party and family were looked after. We could not have asked for any more from the team from the moment we arrived until the very end of the night - they were amazing. The food was exceptional and all the guests loved the kitchen, bar and main reception room.

We cannot wait to visit again as a guest as it was such a special venue. Thank you to Anne, Mary, Aidan and all the staff at Darver Castle for making our big day perfect.
Response from Darver Castle
Congratulations to you both Louise & Andy. Thanks so much for your kind words and for choosing Darver Castle. We loved being part of your special day. We look forward to welcoming you both back to Darver Castle.
Added 11th Oct 2021
Mr and Mrs Toner
5.0
Married on 15th Sep 2021
We got married in Darver Castle in September and it was perfect. From our first viewing through to changing Covid restrictions, date changes and everything in between Anne and everyone at Darver were wonderful. I never imagined I would get married in a castle, however, once I had visited Darver, I just fell in love with the place and the people. I felt at home and I didn't want to leave. Every nook and cranny is beautiful and every member of staff is fantastic. We could see on the day how hard everyone worked to make it seem less for our guests. I can't thank you all enough. I would highly recommend Darver Castle to anyone
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Thank you so much for your lovely words. We are thrilled you both had a wonderful day with us and we look forward to seeing you both again.
Added 2nd Nov 2021
Katie and Alain Finn
5.0
Married on 6th Sep 2021
We got married in Darver Castle September of 2021 and while it was 1 year ago, our guests still talk about it being the most spectacular wedding venue with outstanding service. Words can't describe our experience with Darver Castle - it was amazing and everyone at Darver made it the best day of our lives! From the minute we went to view the venue we knew it was perfect and the experience and treatment from there on in from Anne and Julia never wavered. We were treated like a King and Queen from start to finish on the day itself with Mary greeting us and making sure we had everything we needed and more! We cannot thank you enough! We got married in the ceremony room which was absolutely stunning - our guests and us alike were so taken aback. The grounds are amazing and you couldn't ask for a more picturesque setting for wedding photos. Any couples who are thinking of Darver Castle as their wedding venue do not need our reviews, the venue and staff speak for themselves. We would go back to Darver in a heartbeat. A huge, huge thanks once again to everyone in Darver for making our day so special, you made our wedding day a dream!!
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Hi Katie & Alain, Many thanks for your lovely review - lovely to hear! Many thanks from all at Darver Castle.
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Rosie & Peter
5.0
Married on 21st Aug 2021
We got married in Darver Castle on the 21st of August 2021 and what can I say about this venue?!? From our very first viewing there was something extra special about Darver, it felt like coming home (to a fairly spectacular home!) and we felt like part of the family.? Having had to postpone twice; Anne made it feel so easy and took a lot of the stress and worry away.? She was like a sister and a friend;? always with a kind, comforting word and supportive ear.? Herself and Julia make an incredible duo, nothing is too much and they make everything so seamless and are the best craic too! ?Aidan and Mary always make time for a chat, they remember little details about you and make you feel special and important to them.? The day itself was absolutely incredible! Flawless!! The banqueting suite was just so beautiful, it was exquisite! Two months on people are still commenting to us about the stunning venue, amazing food and friendly, attentive staff! We can?t thank Anne, Julia, Mary and Aidan for everything they did for us. Darver Castle are experts in the wedding business, there?s nothing they don?t think of! We are both so sad it?s over and would love to do it all again but only in Darver Castle! Top class!! Rosie & Peter xx?
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Hi Rosie and Peter, thank you so much for this wonderful review, we really appreciate it! We hope you are both keeping well from Darver Castle x
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Gr?inne McAleer
5.0
Married on 19th Aug 2021
We had our wedding in Darver Castle on the 19th of August 2021. We would like to thank the whole team in Darver Castle, they were incredible from the very beginning! The venue itself is absolutely stunning, all our guests commented on how beautifully decorated it was. Anne and Mary were amazing on our day, they looked after us and our guests so well! We had such a wonderful day, everything was perfect, from the surroundings, staff and the food, we couldn't fault a thing!
Such an incredible wedding venue and we would highly recommend Darver Castle to any future couples!
Response from Darver Castle
Hi Gráinne, thank you so much for these kind words. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful day. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and we hope to see you again soon.
Added 18th Oct 2021
Michelle Laheen
5.0
Married on 18th Aug 2021
It?s hard to put into words how amazing Darver is as a wedding venue and how perfect our day there was. The venue itself is simply beautiful. The staff went above and beyond for us throughout the wedding planning process and on the day itself. So many of our guests commented on the personal feel in Darver and how helpful abs friendly the staff were - as well as how delicious the food was! For me, it was a fairy tale. I had the wedding I have always dreamed of and I felt like a princess for the day. I could not recommend Darver enough. I would give anything to go back and do it all again!! Thank you to Anne and all the amazing staff ????
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Hi Michelle, thank you for this wonderful review! We are delighted to hear you had such a good experience with Darver Castle. We hope to see you again soon for a visit. From Darver Castle team
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Aoife
4.8
Married on 3rd Aug 2021
We got married this year after having to postpone multiple times. Darver could not have been more accomadating. I would like to especially mention Anne our wedding planner, who handled everything in her strive and could not have been more supportive and accomadating to ensure we had a great day. We felt at home at Darver on the day of our wedding, everyone waw raving about this beautiful venue which feels like a home from home. The food outstanding from canapies on entrance, to main meal and to fish and chips in the evening. Also everyone mentioned how well run our day was by amazing Mary and other staff. They ensured myself and my husband had nothing to worry about except to have a good day. Darver went out of their way to accommodate everyone. One of our guests had to eat breakfast early due to medicine and darver kindly out a fridge with breakfast rakfast items in his room. I couldn't recommend this venue enough and I know many of our guests are considering this venue as their wedding venue, despite many being over 2 hours away. My only advice to others looking at this venue, is getting booking soon as dates fill up. You have whole venue to yourself and only 1 wedding a day.
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you so much, Aoife for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your special day and felt at home in Darver Castle. We want to thank you for choosing Darver Castle for your wedding. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Wishing you all the happiness in the world.
Added 18th Oct 2021
Stephanie and John Macken
5.0
Married on 25th Jul 2021
We honestly couldn?t recommend Darver Castle enough. We loved it so much we had our wedding here?twice! They facilitated a legal ceremony for us back in 2020 and we recently had our wedding celebration with them this July. Darver is like one big family and as soon as you book with them you are looked after so well. I feel like Darver is somewhat of a hidden gem. It has such wow factor and our guests couldn?t believe how stunning the venue was. The beautiful grounds meant we could get all of our professional photos done onsite in no time and get back to enjoying the reception with our guests. If you?re considering this venue book in for a tour and chat and you honestly won?t go back.
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you so much Stephanie & John for your kind words. It was our pleasure to be part of your special day twice. Great photos from the first celebrations of you both jumping for joy. We want to thank you for choosing Darver Castle for your wedding. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Wishing you all the happiness in the world as Mr & Mrs Macken.
Added 13th Aug 2021
Marcella & Simon
5.0
Married on 8th Jul 2021
We got married in Darver Castle in July this year and I can honestly say we could not fault one thing. From the run up with the help from Anne and on the day Adrienne couldn?t have done enough. Family members still speak about the food, the service, the grounds. It was the first and only hotel we went to look at when we got engaged and we both knew straight away we would have our reception there. Definitely a 10\10 from us.
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Hi Marcella and Simon, thank you both for this wonderful review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed Darver Castle. Hopefully, we see you again soon for a visit. From Darver Castle
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Elaine and Gavin
5.0
Married on 18th Jun 2021
We got married in June after an extremely stressful build up, hanging on every government announcement. Anne kept in touch and kept reassuring us that our day will happen and will be as special as we intended and she was right. She is amazing.
We had our day on our orginal date and I have to say the Darver staff went above and beyond to make it everything we dreamed of.
Mary and Anne are incredible. They gave a warm welcomed every single person as they came through the doors on arrival and waved them goodbye the following day knowing the majority by name. It was such a homely venue.
If we could do it all again tomorrow, we would and wouldn't change a thing. We shouldn't have worried about one single thing as Darver had everything undercontrol, so professional in every single way.
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Hi Elaine and Gavin, thank you both so much for this wonderful review of Darver Castle. We hope you are both keeping well! x
Added 22nd Oct 2021
LeeAnn & Mark
5.0
Married on 2nd Jan 2021
We had our wedding at Darver Castle on 2nd January 2021 in the midst of a lockdown and it was absolutely perfect! Darver is such a beautiful homely venue that it didnt matter if we had 200 guests or 25! It was an amazing day and everyone has talked about how perfect the venue was since. For anyone worried about going ahead with their wedding with smaller numbers you won't be disappointed, Darver will ensure you have a fantastic day.
Response from Darver Castle
Congratulations to you both. Thanks so much for your kind words and for choosing Darver Castle. We loved being part of your special day.

We look forward to welcoming you both back to Darver Castle and wish you both, LeAnn & Mark a wonderful life together.
Added 19th Jan 2021
C Downey
5.0
Married on 25th Nov 2020
We got married and had our reception in Darver Castle on the 25th November 2020.

We only got engaged in February 2020 and viewed ONLY one venue, Darver Castle! Once we saw this venue, we knew straight away this was the venue for us!

From booking Darver Castle, saw the start of lockdown. A very unsettling time for us, not knowing what way our wedding would be. As each week and month went by, we got regular phone calls and emails from Anne to keep us updated and to see how we were. As the months went on, the uncertainty grew as our numbers had been cut from 100 to 50 and then to 25. We had several meetings with Anne and came back feeling so assured that our day would be equally as amazing with 25 guests. And she was right!! Anne is amazing at what she does and was so supportive and with us every step of the way!

We had a truly amazing day in Darver Castle as did our guests. We were treated like royalty from beginning to end. The castle atmosphere on the day was intimate and homely. The whole castle inside and out, was decorated for Christmas which made it magical! Our reception and meal were absolutely exceptional!

The professionalism from Mary, Aidan, Anne and the whole team at Darver Castle was outstanding from start to finish and nothing was ever too much hassle. This venue is run by a family and we were treated like family!

We had a truly brilliant day and cannot recommend Darver Castle enough for everything they did for us and making our day so special!
Response from Darver Castle
Dear Claire & Stefan thanks so much for your lovely words. The team will be grateful for your fantastic feedback and to hear you all had a wonderful day. It was our pleasure helping you plan your wedding day and we want to thank you for choosing Darver Castle for your wedding.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs with us.

We wish you both a very happy life as the new Mr & Mrs Downey. We look forward to welcoming you again at many more wedding in the future.
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Monica Mallon
4.7
Married on 24th Oct 2020
Ruair? and I got engaged in March 2019 and upon visiting Darver Castle in April we were delighted to secure the date of Easter Tuesday 2020! Anne was so helpful through each stage of the planning process, keeping me on the ball with emails and suggested suppliers etc. We had a fabulous evening at our food tasting in February 2020 which undoubtedly helped us a lot when choosing our menu. Unfortunately, due to Covid we were unable to go ahead with our original date but Anne helped us work out a new date. As the months approached we had a phone call from Anne when a more suitable date had become available and we were so grateful that she had thought of us. Despite months of uncertainty, worry and changed plans, the day of our wedding in October 2020 was absolutely perfect. Our numbers were dramatically reduced, but other than the smaller crowd and the restrictions in place with music etc, we felt that the joy of our day was never compromised. Whilst a smaller wedding was not something we had ever planned for, the team at Darver created an atmosphere which was intimate yet still maintained the sense of grandeur. Being the only Wedding hosted on that day (something so special that Darver offer) made us and our guests feel totally "at home" in such a majestic venue and we had the most wonderful time. The events of the pandemic forced Ruair? and I to change our original plans, but we would say with total certainty that our Wedding Day held more meaning to us than we could have hoped for and we thank the team at Darver Castle for that.
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you Monica & Ruairi for your lovely kind words about your wedding day at Darver Castle. We are delighted that you have such a wonderful time, especially during this unusual time.

It was our pleasure to be part of your special day and want to thank you for choosing Darver Castle. Wishing you both every happiness for your new life as Mr & Mrs.
Added 31st Jan 2021
Maeve & Derek
5.0
Married on 29th Aug 2020
Cannot recommend Darver Castle enough!

We got married in Darver in August 2020. We love everything about this venue! We booked it a year beforehand and were constantly surprised and delighted at all of the redecoration and improvements to an already fantastic venue that happened during the year. The castle, accommodation and gardens are immaculate and provided the perfect setting for our ceremony, photos and celebrations.

2020 was a difficult year to plan a wedding and Anne was an absolute pleasure to deal with and was with us every step of the way, nothing was too much trouble and despite all the changes and restrictions due to covid, Anne made the journey as stress free as possible. On the day itself, Mary, Aidan and Julia and all the staff were on hand to look after our every need and treat us like royalty! We really cannot thank them enough!

Derek & Maeve
Response from Darver Castle
Derek & Maeve Thanks so much for your lovely words & for choosing Darver Castle to be part of your special day. It was a pleasure to be a part of your celebrations. The team will be delighted with your feedback.
We wish you both a very happy life as Mr & Mrs.
Added 3rd Jan 2021
Ciara and Kevin
4.9
Married on 29th Feb 2020
Words can?t express how amazing the team were on our wedding day 29/02/2020. On the day there was a massive storm but what really blew me away was the staff and how selflessly they ran to and from the car holding a blanket over me, we got married in the ceremony room and as my bridesmaids entered the room it was Mary that fixed me up before I walked up the aisle. As we got back to the castle Adrian made sure that we had some alone time with our bridal party and immediate family, she took control and allowed me to enjoy the day without a worry, If we didn?t have a drink in our hand she made sure it wasn?t for long! Although I planned our wedding Adrian orchestrated it. I have to say from the moment we booked our wedding with Anne, and every email and visit in between to the nightcap and sandwiches served by Mary in the early hours, each one of them exceeded my expectations with every interaction!
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks so much, Ciara and Kevin for you kind words. We are just delighted to hear your wedding day was a wonderful experience with Darver Castle. It was our greatest pleasure to help you plan your special day. We will feedback your lovely comments to the team who will be delighted with them. We thank you for choosing Darver Castle.

Wishing you both a long and happy married life together.
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Rebecca & Nathan Duffy
5.0
Married on 14th Feb 2020
We got married in Darver Castle on Valentine's Day of this year and from the moment we booked it four years ago the team there have been amazing to work with. Nothing was ever too much for them and they went above and beyond to make our day everything we dreamed of.
Living in London at the time was quite stressful but Anne put us at ease straight away and made everything so simple for us.
Our day ran smoothly from start to finish all thanks to the wonderful staff. The room was even more stunning than I had seen before from the fairy lights to the centre pieces. We chose not to have any extras at our venue as we just wanted to let the venue speak for itself, simply beautiful!
Our meal was five star and we still have guests complimenting it even almost a month on.
We would recommend Darver Castle to any future couples looking for a intimate, romantic venue that oozes character & beauty.
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Rebecca & Nathan, for your kind words. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience at Darver Castle. It was a pleasure to be part of your special day and we would like to say thank you for choosing us. Wishing you both every happiness for your life together as Mr & Mrs Duffy.
Added 10th Mar 2020
Vanessa Kilpatrick and Robert Rainsford
5.0
Married on 8th Feb 2020
Thank you so much to all the staff at Darver Castle , they made our day unforgettable! We did not have to think about anything , all our guests raved about the venue from how good the food was to reasonably priced drinks compared to most hotel weddings! Anne helped us with all the planning and no questions was a silly question.
The owner, Mary, was great and on the day she stayed up right until the end of the night to make sure everything went accordingly! Darver wouldn't function without her, she is the heart and soul.
Adrienne on the day was amazing too and there was no request too big or small ! All in all we would highly recommend Darver to anyone considering getting married.
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you so much, Vanessa & Robert, for your kinds words. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us here at Darver Castle. It was our pleasure to be part of your special day. I will pass on your kind words to the team. They will be delighted to hear your feedback. We would like to say thank you for choosing Darver Castle. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Wishing you all the happiness in the world for your new life as Mr & Mrs.
Added 15th Mar 2020
Vena and Stephen
5.0
Married on 1st Feb 2020
We celebrated our wedding in Darver Castle last month and 5 stars is just not enough to explain how wonderful it is !!!! Every step of the way Anne was beyond helpful and genuinely one of the nicest people I have met ! Nothing was a problem and all the staff could not do enough for us or our guests.

When we arrived at Darver Castle on our wedding day, Adrienne and Mary were there to give us the warmest of welcomes. They conducted the day with such calmness, good humour,professionalism and were such a memorable part of our day! Adrienne fixing my huge dress before the 1st Dance was definitely a highlight!

Everyone raved about the venue, the food and the general helpfulness and friendliness of all the staff. The rooms were beautiful and breakfast was fab the next morning !

Darver Castle is so special and the staff and venue makes your day such a unique and amazing experience. I would like to thank Mary, Adrian,Adrienne,Julie Anne and all the staff at Darver for a day never to forget. Thank you so so much for all you did to make our wedding a day never to forget !

Vena and Stephen




Response from Darver Castle
Thank you so much, Vena & Stephen, for your lovely words. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us here at Darver Castle. It was our pleasure to be part of your special day.

I will pass on your kind words to the team. They will be delighted to hear your feedback.


We would like to say thank you for choosing Darver Castle.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Wishing you all the happiness in the world for your new life as Mr & Mrs.
Added 4th Mar 2020
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Fergal & Aine Larmer
4.9
Married on 24th Jan 2020
From the minute we went to view Darver Castle we fell in love with it. The entrance, the grounds, the ballroom, the castle, the bedrooms and most of all the staff were all amazing. On our first visit we met Anne and Aidan and we knew before we left that this was the venue for us without a doubt. Any dealings we had were all dealt with quickly and efficiently. Anne was an absolute star and nothing was ever a problem. The attention to detail on the day of the wedding was unbelievable and every member of staff was very attentive. The food was out of this world and everything was run to perfection. Mary is an absolute diamond nothing was ever a problem it was like home away from home. Our guests both young and old have been raving about the venue and the staff since our wedding day. If we could we would do our wedding day in Darver Castle once a year. Thank you for everything Aidan, Mary, Anne and all the team.
Fergal and Aine Larmer
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks so much, Fergal and Aine for such kind words. We are thrilled you had a wonderful day and your wedding party loved Darver Castle. It was our pleasure to have been part of your special day.

The team especially Mary will be delighted with your review. Thank you for choosing Darver Castle. Hopefully, we will see you at another wedding again soon.

Wishing you both all the happiness for the future. Warmest wishes Darver Castle.
Added 4th Mar 2020
Frances & Gerry Lynch
5.0
Married on 28th Dec 2019
One word to describe the hotel and ALL staff- AMAZING! A special acknowledgement has to go to Anne & Julia who were fantastic to liase with, especially in the stressful week leading up to the big day. Our queries were always handled professionally and cordially. They are absolute ladies who are definitely in the right job!
We also have to give a special mention to Mary & Adrienne who I can only describe as two Mother Hens on the day. The attention to detail was superb from the moment we stepped out of the car. Adrienne was even on stand-by to bustle my dress in our bridal suite when my chief couldn't. They were always there to assist, not just the Bride and Groom but the whole bridal party.
The food and service was exceptional during our meal. The attentive service and top quality food that was experienced at the Top Table was experienced across the whole function room and this is what makes this venue a stand alone wedding venue!
Finally, the Castle itself- it was our first and only venue to view after we got engaged. We knew as soon as we walked in and seen the added beauty of Christmas that we found our place. The exclusivity of the venue for your wedding leaves it feeling like your home for the day/night and we couldn't have asked for a more magical venue for a magical day. Darver are most definitely in a league of their own!
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks so much for your kind words, Frances & Gerry. We really appreciate them.

It was our pleasure to be part of your special day. I will feedback your lovely comments to all the team. They will be delighted with your feedback as you can imagine they work very hard to ensure your day is truly magical.

Hopefully, you might visit us again soon for another wedding. Wishing you both all the best and congratulations once again.
Added 15th Jan 2020
Shelly and David
5.0
Married on 22nd Nov 2019
When we got engaged mid 2017, we went to Darver Castle just for a look but from the moment we walked in and met with Anne and she showed us around we knew straight away we were at the perfect venue and we booked our wedding date that week. From that day right up until our wedding on 22 November 2019 Anne, Mary and Julia were always there to help us and advise and they made the planning so easy and enjoyable. Any queries, questions or changes we had right through the planning they were always there to help out and just made it all so easy. But on our actual wedding day all we can say is WOW, because when we arrived the Castle looked unbelievable with all the lights and so magical and then we were met and greeted by Adrienne and Mary who were just fantastic on the day and really could not do enough for us. They were both there and personally looked after us all day even cleaning a bit of bird poop of the white dress after the pictures. We can't stress how much the staff done for us like every minute of the day we were looked after. The meal was gorgeous and the service was amazing for not just the top table but the whole room and every part of the day ran perfectly and each and every staff member could not do enough for us and all our guests. Even all the staff went out of their way that day and the next morning to help our uncle who has MS and our uncle/family were so grateful and have never received any of that personal service anywhere they went. All of the bridal party and our family still can't figure out how the staff knew their names but that personal touch was just perfect and our family and all our friends and guests can't stop talking to us about Darver Castle and how amazing all the staff were and how perfect the Castle looked on the day. From the moment we arrived in the Castle until that night having a nightcap in the kitchen after the wedding was so magical and perfect and then the next day at breakfast and checkout still the staff were all amazing and made you feel like royalty. We cannot thank Anne, Adrienne, Mary and Julia from Darver Castle enough for making our special day perfect and we would highly recommend Darver Castle to anybody for their wedding as the venue is just amazing and magical and staff are excellent.
Response from Darver Castle
Michelle thank you for such a wonderful and prompt review. We really appreciate your feedback. It was our pleasure to part of your special day.

We are so delighted that your wedding party enjoy Darver Castle. It really is a very magical time of year to get married.
I will feedback your comments with the team who will be very pleased.

We wish both David & you every happiness for your future life as Mr & Mrs.
Added 1st Dec 2019
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Daenna and Rob
5.0
Married on 17th Nov 2019
We got married two weeks ago at Darver Castle and to say it was the best day of our lives would be an understatement. We had the most magical day surrounded by our loved ones. The day was stress free and this was all down to the wonderful staff at Darver. Booking our wedding at Darver was the best decision we could have made. I cannot put into words how truly amazing the staff at Darver are. They made both my husband and I feel so special, so relaxed and so at home on our wedding day. I wish I could do it all again. Darver Castle itself is stunning but the staff make it truly outstanding and unforgettable.
Response from Darver Castle
We are delighted to hear about your day and how much you both enjoyed your experience here at Darver Castle Daenna & Rob. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review we really do appreciate it.

We look forward to seeing you here at Darver Castle hopefully again soon. We would like to wish you both all the happiness as you start your journey as Mr & Mrs.
Added 2nd Dec 2019
Alish and Sarah Kerr-Moloney
5.0
Married on 12th Oct 2019
Darver was an outstanding venue, we had the best celebration there. Our guests kept commenting throughout the day and after at how brilliant the day was. No request was too big or too small and was handled straight away. The wedding coordinators made our day so special always ensuring we had what we needed. Adrienne(wedding coordinator) even spent 30 mins on her knees sewing our dresses. The food was amazing, everything about the venue is perfect. Its a well oiled machine and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a wedding venue.
Response from Darver Castle
Hi Ailish & Sarah we want to say thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you both along with your wedding guests had a wonderful day. The team will be delighted with your comments.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Wishing you both every happiness for your future married life.
Added 7th Nov 2019
Sarah Moloney
5.0
Married on 12th Oct 2019
Darver where incredible through every part of the process. They are so professional and on the ball but also personal and unbelievably friendly. No request is too much and they made our day perfect from the moment we arrived. They go above and beyond in terms of service I can't recommend them highly enough.
Response from Darver Castle
Sarah thanks so much for your review and kind words. We were delighted to be part of your special day. We love hearing back from our wedding couples. We wish you both all the happiness in the world for your future married life together.
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Kerrie & Kealan
5.0
Married on 21st Sep 2019
If you are wondering where to have your wedding reception, look no further!
Just under two years ago, we went down to Darver Castle on a whim without an appointment to see what it was like. From the moment we arrived, we knew that this place was different. There was a warm, friendly atmosphere, and a big cup of tea for us when we got there. Anne showed us around the reception areas, the dining room, and the bedrooms, and we knew instantly that we had found our spot! We were blown away by everything that was included in their package, we didn't have to consider anything else!
Throughout the planning process, Anne, Julia and the team were always quick to respond to any queries, and nothing was too much trouble! As the day got closer, they kept us right, and were very flexible with our needs.

The wedding reception itself was just perfect. We genuinely cannot fault anything. On arrival, we were greeted by Adrienne, who personally looked after us for the entire day! Everything ran like clockwork, with absolute precision, but at the same time, nothing felt rushed or hurried. They helped us to get the most out of our day, and made sure we had time to ourselves too!
The meal was first class! Everything tasted perfect, every dish was piping hot, with plenty of options included in the package, and the portions were huge! The service was also faultless!

After the meal, we had some time to get ready for our evening, and when I asked if a cup of tea could be brought up to the room, it was no trouble at all!
The evening buffet was excellent, and again there was plenty for everyone!
Later on in the evening, one of my elderly relatives was going to bed, and again, Darver made sure that they had everything they needed (many thanks to Stephen)! That meant a lot to us!

After the bands had finished playing, there were buses going to different places, and the door staff made sure that everyone got on the right bus, and no one was left behind! There was never any fuss!

When all was done, our whole immediate family got to get together again in their beautiful kitchen, and we got a night cap, tea, sandwiches and cake served by the main woman herself, Mary! We all sat there and chatted like we were at home! It was the perfect way to end the perfect day!

The breakfast in the morning was brilliant, with options for everyone taste, again served with a smile!

We cannot thank Mary, Aidan, Anne, Julia, Adrienne and the entire team enough. They have helped us to create memories that will last a lifetime!

End your search for a wedding venue! You've just found it!
Response from Darver Castle
Kerrie & Kealan thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to leave one. It is wonderful to hear back such fabulous comments about the team and the venue at Darver Castle. I will feed your comments back to the team who will be delighted that your day was perfect.

Your review sums up everything we want every bridal couple to experience when they choose Darver Castle as their wedding venue. As you can imagine the team work very hard to achieve this. Once again thank you.

Can I take this opportunity to wish you all the happiness for your new life as Mr & Mrs Hopefully we will see you here again soon.
Added 6th Oct 2019
Seana and Tj
5.0
Married on 12th Sep 2019
Hi Guys

I just want to thank you from both Seana and myself, our guests have not stopped talking about your venue. We had the most amazing day ever so thank you very much. Really hope we get to come back as guests ourselves one day. The service from you guys was unbelievable we could not fault yous 1 bit, and wee Mary is an absolute legend for stitching my trousers for my first dance, she is just such a lovely wee women, and for her to have 1 drink with us at the very end of the night really just done it for us honestly Thank you so much again guys, we would recommend you to anyone!
Response from Darver Castle
It was our pleasure Seana and Tj. Yes, you are right Mary is a legend. She will be over the moon with your comments. We are delighted to hear your day was amazing. Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the team.

Hopefully, we will see you again at Darver Castle soon. Wishing you both every happiness for your future life as Mr & Mrs.
Added 16th Sep 2019
Suzanne and Erik
5.0
Married on 12th Aug 2019
Choosing Darver Castle for our wedding day was a very easy decision to make. Within seconds of setting foot inside the door, we knew we?d found our dream wedding venue. Not only was it elegant, charming and beautifully decorated, but its homely warmth left us feeling instantly at ease.

Because we were living abroad and only coming back to Ireland a couple of days before our wedding, we had to do most of our planning over the phone or by email ? but that wasn?t a problem in the slightest.

Superstar Anne was absolutely fantastic to work with; extremely responsive, helpful, calm and friendly, always ready to advise us and answer our (many) questions and we felt completely reassured that we were in safe hands from start to finish.

The big day itself was amazing! We availed of the beautiful bridal parlor to get ready that morning and we were treated like royalty; it was the perfect start to the day and helped us all to strike the right balance between feeling relaxed and excited!

Upon our return after the ceremony, Mary and Adrienne were ready with the red carpet & champagne and made us feel like rock stars; congratulating us and making sure everyone was welcomed warmly while we had our photographs taken in the stunning grounds. Adrienne worked tirelessly with us all day to make sure everything ran like clockwork (which it did!) and her kindness, thoughtfulness and attention to detail throughout the day was hugely appreciated.

What can we say about Mary? What an absolute lady with a big smile and a kind word for everyone. She truly treated us as if we were family and the post-midnight feast that she prepared for us (in the wee small hours) was one of the many highlights of the day!

Our guests adored their afternoon tea on arrival (we?re still hearing compliments about those famous scones!) and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the kitchen, bar & serving teams who did a wonderful job of making sure everyone was impeccably looked after. We are so grateful also to Julia, Aidan and the entire team for all the hard work & preparation that goes on behind-the-scenes too, all of which culminated in the most perfect day for us and for our guests.

Without hesitation, we would wholeheartedly recommend Darver Castle to any prospective couples out there!
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Erik and Suzanne, so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you and your guests here at Darver Castle and we wholeheartedly appreciate your choice of Darver Castle to celebrate with your family, friends and guests. When we meet people like you guys, it makes our job so easy and we love being part of your celebrations. Thank you so much again and please come back and visit us soon. We look forward to your return.

Wishing you both every happiness for the future.
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Yvonne Mckenna
5.0
Married on 9th Aug 2019
We had our wedding day in Darver Castle in Aug 2019. We booked for both the actual ceremony and the reception also. There is honestly not one thing we could fault Darver on, everything was just perfect! We were blown away, and are still hearing comments from guests about how amazing the venue was.
The staff are just brilliant, nothing is an issue, whatever you need, you can bet they probably have it sorted before you have even had to ask!
The food was just top class, all guests raved about it.
The grounds are just gorgeous also, and perfect for photo's, there really is no need to go anywhere else.
And the icing on the cake has to be Mary, that woman is amazing! She was there at the start of the day, helping me out of the car, and still there at 3am making us sandwiches before bed.
Such a lovely, homely, atmosphere, we will never forget our day in Darver Castle!
Thank you,
Yvonne and Ian
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Yvonne, for your very kind words and your review. We are delighted that you and your guests had a fantastic day with lots of memories made.

The team are very appreciative of your wonderful comments. As you can imagine they work very hard to ensure everybody has a day to remember here at Darver Castle. Yes, Mary is truly amazing.


Hopefully we will see you again soon. Wishing Ian & you every happiness for your future life as a married couple.
Added 17th Sep 2019
Marian & Traolach
5.0
Married on 5th Aug 2019
Darver Castle was the first venue we viewed. Once we saw the venue and met the team we didn't visit anywhere else. The venue lived up to all expectations on the day and I cant speak highly enough of the Darver team. The service was top class from everybody at the venue. We had visitors from the States and Australia and everybody raved about the venue, the service and the food. Couldn't have picked a more perfect setting and my only wish is to attend a wedding their in the future to relive the memories.
Response from Darver Castle
Marian & Traolach thanks so much for the wonderful review. It really does mean a lot to us to get that feedback. We are so delighted that you and your wedding guests experience was so amazing and have so many memories from the day.

I will certainly feedback to all concerned your wonderful review.

Wishing you both every happiness for your future life as Mr & Mrs and hopefully we will see you here again soon. Once again thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Added 26th Aug 2019
Rachel and Ronan
5.0
Married on 26th Jul 2019
What can we say! Firstly Ann and Julia in the office were so helpful in the months and weeks running up to our big day, always on hand answering calls and emails.
As for the day itself, both us and our families felt like royalty on the day. We had Adrianne and Mary looking after us and we were well looked after.
The venue is beautiful and they are always working on improving it. The service was excellent and the food was amazing!
We had the best day and couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else!
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Rachel & Ronan, for such a great review. We are delighted that your day was perfect and we were involved in your day. We all work very hard to make sure everybody has a fantastic time at Darver Castle and to read your review confirms that we achieve it.

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. The team will be delighted with your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Wishing you all the best in your new life as Mr & Mrs.
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Nicole & David
5.0
Married on 14th Jul 2019
One of the best decisions I ever made was choosing Darver Castle as my wedding venue???? From the moment we booked it the girls were fabulous! Anne & Julia helped so much via email and phone calls, they always had time to chat and no question was ever too silly or unimportant. They put my mind at ease so much (which is hard to do mid wedding planning!) So thank you so much for that ???? Then when we actually arrived on our wedding day... we met Mary, what a woman! She is such a gem of a lady who honestly made our wedding so special :) And Adrien, what can I say, she was spectacular... she is fantastic and what she does, kept everything flowing like clockwork, nothing was too much trouble and took great care of us to ensure we were having a stress-free, perfect day.???? The attention to detail was amazing, we were all made to feel like absolute royalty by all staff members (who are a credit to you) and we were all very sad to have to go home the next day???? Can not recommend Darver Castle enough, thank you so much, keep doing what yous are doing because it is truly PERFECT
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Nicole & David, for your very kind words and your review. We are delighted that you and your guests had a fantastic day with lots of memories made.

The team are very appreciative of your wonderful comments. As you can imagine they work very hard to ensure everybody has a day to remember here at Darver Castle.

Hopefully we will see you again soon. Wishing you both every happiness for your future life as a married couple.
Added 14th Sep 2019
Ciara and Brendan
5.0
Married on 5th Jul 2019
From myself and Brendan, I would like to thank you and all the team for making us feel so special and welcome on our wedding day. Thank you to Anne for all the help with the planning, you made us feel so at ease about the day from the moment we booked our wedding over two years ago. Thank you to Mary and Adrienne for all their help on the wedding day itself, they made sure everything ran on schedule while making us feel like royalty at the same time.They couldn't do enough for us from our delightful welcome, to helping tie up my wedding dress and providing us with tea and sandwiches in the early hours of the morning. We were so relaxed and we felt like we had known you a long time.The service and attention to detail from all the staff on the day was excellent and it was something many of our guests mentioned to us, along with the high standard of food. The grounds of Darver castle are just beautiful and provided the perfect backdrop for our photos. Our wedding day was everything we imagined and so much more and we will remember it forever.

We will most definitely recommend Darver castle as a stunning venue for a wedding.

Thank you so much again to all of the team for making our day so special, you are all doing a great job and keep doing it.

Ciara and Brendan Woods
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Ciara for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to serve you, Brendan and your wedding party here at Darver Castle. We are delighted that you had a perfect wedding day.

I will feedback your lovely comments to all the team. They will be delighted with your feedback as you can imagine they work very hard to ensure your day is truly magical.

Hopefully you might visit us again soon for another wedding. Wishing you both all the best and congratulations once again.
Added 15th Sep 2019
Catherine and Noel McParlan
5.0
Married on 21st Jun 2019
We couldn?t recommend Darver Castle highly enough. Everyone went above and beyond to make our day so special. Mary, Anne and Aidan especially, looked after us like royalty. No job was to big or small on the day. So many people commented on the food and how nice it was! The castle itself was exceptional, we could not have picked a more beautiful place for all our family and friends to share our special day with us. Darver Castle will always be a very special place to us with precious memories made there, that we can treasure forever x
Response from Darver Castle
Delighted Catherine and Noel that you had such a memorable day. Thank you for leaving Darver Castle a review and your kind words. We really do appreciate you taking the time.

Your review will be fed back to the team, who will be delighted with it.

Wishing you both every happiness for your future life as Mr & Mrs.
Added 9th Sep 2019
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Ciara & Brian Minnock
5.0
Married on 15th Jun 2019
To any Bride & Groom that have not visited Darver Castle yet - please do it now. We never heard of Darver Castle until a recommendation after we got engaged. I am so glad and grateful for that recommendation. Our Day was amazing and nothing went wrong. Every time we mention our wedding people mention Darver. The food, service and overall team are the best I have seen in a long time. The team are like your family following you around all day to make sure they hold your veil, fix flowers, make sure you eat, have a drink in hand everything. At one stage I was giving water and sandwiches going to bed by the castle security man. I am a hard person to please especially when it came to our wedding but Darver impressed me. The value we got for our money was unbelievable. Everytime we are at a family event everyone mentions Darver and all the staff and of course all know "Mary" by name. Mary is a Robot she was there every step of the way until you go to bed.The only way to describe her is like your Mammy she minded us every step of the way. The whole team are amazing, barmen are great crack can handle the crowd and remembered what everyone was drinking #wow, everytime you ring or email someone responded to you straight away and had a good chat and helped with everything. I dont know how to put in words how Amazing Darver is ... just go have a look. We booked as soon as we walked in.
For anyone that wants to be treated like a King & Queen book Darver Castle xx
Response from Darver Castle
Ciara & Brian, what can we say? Thank you so much for that amazing review. We are so delighted that you and your guests enjoyed the homely feel of Darver Castle and its people.

We want to make our home feel like a home from home for all our wedding couples and to receive your feedback has just thrilled us.

I will let all the team know about you and your family's experience. They all work very hard to ensure your wedding day is the best day of your life.

Wishing Brian and you every happiness for your new life as the new Mr & Mrs. Looking forward to seeing you again very soon.
Added 11th Sep 2019
Laura & Killian
5.0
Married on 8th Jun 2019
We cannot recommend Darver Castle enough to everyone. They go above and beyond what is expected from a wedding venue. We booked our wedding over 2 years ago and they were incredible in the whole wedding process. Anne is so professional to deal with and helped us make so many little decisions along the way. Nothing was too much when we asked about personalising the place a bit they were open to all our ideas. Mary is the heart and soul of Darver and made the whole day an incredible experience. We enjoyed every moment from when we arrived in Darver. Adrianne was also amazing on the day and provided such a high level of service. She went above what was expected and even helped carry my dress when we were getting photos. The staff are so attentive at all times and the food was incredible. Our wedding guests are still talking about our wedding and this is all thanks to Darver and there staff.
Response from Darver Castle
Hi Laura and Killian thanks for taking the time to do a review. We really do appreciated it.

We are so delighted that your special day was perfect in every way. We are so happy that you enjoyed your day and the service delivered by all of our team. The team here work very hard in providing all our wedding couples and their guests with professional and intuitive service. They will be delighted to hear that their efforts have been appreciated.

Wishing you both much joy and happiness for the future. Hopefully we will see both again.
Added 3rd Jul 2019
Nadine & Gerard Ruddy
5.0
Married on 1st Jun 2019
A massive thank-you to Ann, Mary, Adrienne and all of the staff who helped out on the day, where do I start with the service??? It was like we where celebrities for the day constantly being asked if we needed anything and not only us but everyone else was commenting on how helpful and nice everyone was. We still our getting so many compliments about how great a day it was!

The castle and grounds are a credit to yous, everyone was so impressed, that was our 5th time being there for a wedding and it only gets better every-time, the meal was outstanding we also appreciate putting the football on for the guests as I know it wasn't the norm but the lads were delighted.

You were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We have been to a good few wedding in the last couple of years and Darver is out on its own as a wedding venue.
Can't wait to go back for another wedding.

Definitely book this as your wedding venue you will not be disappointed!!!

Nadine and Gerard Ruddy
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Nadine and Gerard for your wonderful review. We are so delighted that you and your guests had a fabulous day. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. The team will be so happy with your feedback as they work very hard to ensure that every wedding is perfect.

Wishing you both lots of love and happiness for the future!
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Ashley Devlin
5.0
Married on 30th May 2019
I attended a wedding here in July 2016, and from that day I knew I would have my own wedding here. We booked a viewing one week after engagement and booked our dream day on that same day. I honestly cannot recommend Darver enough, the whole team were phenomenal from the outset and throughout. We had the best day of our lives and everyone at the wedding was treated like royalty. There literally is not one aspect that could be faulted.
Response from Darver Castle
Hi, Ashley thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave one. We are so delighted that you love Darver Castle so much and that your day was the best.

We wish you both every happiness as husband and wife. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.
Added 9th Sep 2019
Murphy wedding
4.8
Married on 26th May 2019
Fantastic venue, great food and super value for money. We didn?t have to worry about a thing Darver looked after everything and everyone. Brilliant staff!
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks so much for leaving us a reviews. Delighted you enjoyed your special day. Wishing you both every happiness for the future.
Added 17th Jun 2019
Brian and Roisin Boylan
5.0
Married on 18th May 2019
We could not have asked for a better wedding day and that was down to darver. From the moment we booked we knew we were in good hands. Annes attention to detail on the lead up to the wedding, offering advice and suggestions and as we both lived in London planning the wedding could not have been made more simple. Mary and Adrienne on the day itself were a delight. They had everything going like clockwork and we were both made to feel so so special. Our guests, most who had never been there before, commented on how lovely the reception, atmosphere and food was. Still to this day we are getting comments. Thank you so much for making our big day so so special. Brian and Roisin Boylan
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Brian and Roisin we are delighted that your special day here with us was perfect in every way.


Thanks to you both for taking the time to do a review about your recent wedding. We love hearing about your experiences here at Darver Castle.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your day and the service delivered by all of our team. The team here work very hard in providing all our wedding couples and their guests with professional and intuitive service. They will be delighted to hear that their efforts have been appreciated.

Wishing you both all the best for your married life together.
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Maeve Guckian
4.8
Married on 10th May 2019
What can we say about our wedding day at Darver Castle?. Literally a dream come true and to date the best day of our entire lives!! We would like to thank Anne who was a pleasure to deal with from our initial booking right through to helping us with the minor details such as song choices, special menu requests etc. Adrienne for all of her help on the day getting us organised, and last but certainly not least the Queen of Darver Castle Mary! Mary you honestly made us feel like we were the first and only wedding ever to happen at Darver, always making sure we had what we needed throughout the day/night ? all the little personal touches were so appreciated (one of the highlights being the sandwiches in the wee hours of the morning!). So many of our guests commented not only on how beautiful the venue was but how fantastic the staff were and how smoothly the day was run!
To start, the drink reception and canapes were amazing and the atmosphere created in the back bar/gardens was electric! While Chris and I were getting photos taken, we knew all of our guests were being more than looked after. We also loved how you got all the bridal party and close family into the front room for a drink/nibbles when we arrived ? it took the pressure off us and helped us to relax instantly!!
The meal was just exquisite, from the top table you could see that everyone was smiling and clean plates all round ? we had so many compliments on the food!
When the band arrived everything was managed so smoothly we didn?t have to think for one second about any of it.
The rooms in the castle were just gorgeous, again everyone complimented them so much!
All in all, the atmosphere on our wedding day was simply magical from start to finish. We have Darver Castle to thank for that and we couldn?t recommend it more to family and friends.
Response from Darver Castle
Maeve thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review. It sums up everything that we want our wedding couples and their guest to experience on their special day.

The team will be delighted with the feedback.

Wishing you both every happiness for the future and hopefully we might see you at another wedding soon.
Added 27th Jun 2019
Alanda & Ryan Kelly
5.0
Married on 6th May 2019
We can?t recommend Darver enough! The venue is absolutely stunning, along with its beautiful backdrop grounds! It definitely makes for perfect pictures! However it?s the staff that work there that make this Venue top class! Mary is amazing along with her team, to name some who helped in particular along the way and during the course of the day, Anne, Gerry, Julia, and so many more that I can?t even remember their names! Mary just was at hand the whole day and even when I the bride had a problem with my eye she was like Florence nightingale to the rescue! Honestly where else would you get that and feel like your home from home on your wedding! The food is exceptional! I couldn?t fault anything about this place! I?m so sad it?s all over and I?m gonna have to force my friends to get married here so I can come back.
Response from Darver Castle
Ah Alanda and Ryan that is a wonderful review and thank you so much for taking the time to do one. Your photos were fab. We love getting feedback and as you can appreciated all the team work very hard to ensure that both you and your wedding party have an amazing time. I will certainly feedback your comments.

Wishing you every happiness for your new life as Mr & Mrs. Hopefully we will see you here at a wedding again soon.
Added 10th May 2019
Marnie and Andy Kelly
5.0
Married on 3rd May 2019
Darver Castle is by far Ireland's perfect wedding venue. From the whole planning process with Anne and Julia, to the day itself with Mary and Adrienne running it like the absolute experts they are - everything was just amazing.

They made us feel so at ease - "don't you worry about a thing, we have it all sorted." They made sure we were totally relaxed and that all we had to do was enjoy our day. A huge number of guests told me it was the best wedding venue they'd been to with the food and setting, but most of all because of the hospitality. It was like an army of incredible Irish mammies looking after everyone - the experts of hospitality.

The old skullery kitchen, the traditional Irish bar, the patio and gardens - all just so quirky & beautiful for the drinks reception, and then the main room for dinner and party was stunning with the dark wood, gilded frames, ceiling fairy lights and beams.

Having a choice menu on the day was another big hit with guests and usually unheard of at weddings - steak, chicken, veg or salmon - all absolutely delicious!

One of our big things when choosing a venue was that we didn't want a hotel wedding - Darver Castle was perfect as it wasn't your typical hotel function room setting but still had accommodation for over 90 people! ... and the rooms are amazing! (as is the breakfast!)

The first day we saw Darver, we had 2 other venue appointments booked that day in the area - as soon as we finished our appointment at Darver, we cancelled the other 2. We absolutely fell in love.

We're so sad it's all over, we would do it all again tomorrow if we could - it was truly the best day we've ever had and that is hugely down to the Darver Team.
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you so much for the fantastic review. It was a pleasure to make your day so special and memorable Marnie and Andy. Everything we want Darver Castle to be you just summed it up in that review.

Wishing you both every happiness for your future.
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Deborah and Donal
5.0
Married on 26th Apr 2019
We had our wedding in Darver Castle on 26th April. To say the service we received was second to none is an understatement. From day 1 to the actual wedding day the service we received was amazing. The castle is so magical the rooms and grounds are stunning and the food is to die for. For anyone wanting a magical wedding day I highly recommend it.
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Deborah and Donal for taking the time to do a review. We are delighted that you and your wedding party had a fantastic day.

Wishing you both lots of love and happiness for your future.
Added 30th May 2019
Ruth & Craig Lee
5.0
Married on 20th Apr 2019
Darver Castle is amazing, the staff are so attentive and nothing is a problem. The food is exceptional and castle setting is just perfect.
1 month on and our guests have not stopped talking about Darver and the amazing day they had.

Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Ruth and Craig for your review. We really appreciated that you took the time to leave one. We are delighted that your guests as is yourself still talking about your amazing wedding day.

We wish you both every happiness as Mr and Mrs Lee.
Added 19th May 2019
Mr and Mrs Ward
5.0
Married on 13th Apr 2019
Anyone recently engaged and thinking about planning a wedding and not sure of venue I would look no further then Darver Castle.

From the day we viewed the venue till the day of the wedding they were top class.

On the day I could not fault one thing from we drove up to Darver till leaving, everything was top notch.
Response from Darver Castle
Mr and Mrs Ward it was our pleasure to share in your special day. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Wishing you every happiness for your new life as Mr & Mrs.
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Kevin & Lorraine
5.0
Married on 12th Apr 2019
It really is so hard to put into words how amazing Darver Castle is as a wedding venue and how exceptional the staff of Darver Castle are! The castle itself is beautiful, tastefully decorated with gorgeous gardens. It is so elegant and cosy at the same time! The staff are outstanding; so professional, passionate, friendly and very down to earth. We had the pleasure of having Anne, Julia, Mary, Leanne & Gerry look after us throughout our whole experience with Darver Castle. Anne looked after us with great care from our initial booking right up to ironing out the finer details.Julia looked after us on the day before our wedding and was so good at putting us at ease! Mary was outstanding on the day of our wedding! She was so attentive & friendly and genuinely looked so happy to be of help. Our wedding day itself was so magical and unbelievable!From the moment our guests arrived into the castle they were looked after like royalty!Our guests still talk about how much they enjoyed the beautiful canapes in the sitting room on arrival & how comfortable the setting was. My uncle who is 70 years young declared that it was the 'best wedding' and 'best spot' he was ever at! The main meal itself was exquisite and the sandwiches Mary surprised us with in the small hours of the morning were the cherry on top!The atmosphere in the castle was so warm & friendly throughout the day and night. All in all Darver Castle is a stunning place for a wedding venue but it is it's amazing staff that make it so special & second to none! Thank you so much!
Response from Darver Castle
Kevin & Lorraine thank you so much for that wonderful review. We were so delighted to part of your special day and are so happy to hear that your day was truly magical.

I will feedback your comments to the team who will be delighted with them.
We wish you all the happiness in the world as Mr &Mrs. Hopefully we will see you here in the future.

Added 7th Aug 2019
Elaine McMillan Eoghan McDonald
5.0
Married on 11th Apr 2019
They were just a perfect venue. We visited Darver after a friend recommended it and didn't look back. We brought our families with us while we were deciding if it was the venue for us and we were all welcomed with open arms. We were always comfortable and never felt rushed. We were fed tea and cakes and all our questions were answered with patience. Even after we booked the venue everything was very relaxed and straight forward-Anne and Julia were on the ball with everything. The day itself was perfect-everyone had an amazing time. The food was so good and huge portions-we never went hungry! Mary just helped everyone-all our guests loved her! She even saved us food and drink after we had our photos taken (Godsend!)
We honestly had the most perfect day and I couldn't rate Darver Castle highly enough. All the staff were so helpful and we felt like royalty on the day(cheesy but it's true!) We absolutely loved it as did all of our guests. Thank you so much for the beautiful day.
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Elaine & Eoghan for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are so delighted that you chose Darver Castle to host your wedding. Mary certainly is on the ball.

The team will be absolutely delighted with your feedback as you can imagine the team work very hard to ensure your day is a magical one. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Wishing you both every happiness for the future as Mr & Mrs.
Added 20th Jun 2019
Colm Connolly
4.5
Married on 29th Mar 2019
From start to finish our experience with darver was brilliant, the food was second to none and the staff were on the ball, from the owner to the bar staff everyone was amazing,
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Colm for your review. We are delighted that you had an amazing experience here at Darver castle.
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Aoife
5.0
Married on 15th Mar 2019
Darver Castle is an outstanding wedding venue. The venue itself is absolutely amazing but what really makes this place stand out is the staff. They are superb and a credit to Darver, they go above & beyond what is expected of them on the day. We were made feel so at home & welcome on the day - the staff were like old friends they really couldn?t do enough for us. They made the day run so smoothly - everything was on point and we were just left to enjoy ourselves & mingle & we didn?t have to worry about a thing they had every single thing covered. We had the best day ever and this is all down to the attention & care of the staff, would love to do it all again ??
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Aoife for taking the time to do a review about your recent wedding. We love hearing about your experiences here at Darver Castle.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your day and the service delivered by all of our team. The team here work very hard in providing all our wedding couples and their guests with professional and intuitive service. They will be delighted to hear that their efforts have been appreciated.

Wishing you both all the best for your married life together.
Added 25th Apr 2019
Stephen & Donella Hannigan
5.0
Married on 16th Feb 2019
We cannot recommend Darver Castle enough. They truly made our day special. Darver is a family run business and honestly they treat you like family. My guests were blown away by the grounds, the level of service and the food. Can we do it again please?
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks, Stephen & Donella for your review. We really enjoyed being part of your special day. We would love to see you again soon. Wishing you both all the best for your married life together.
Added 1st May 2019
Emma
Married on 16th Feb 2019
Was an amazing day with amazing service from start to finish
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Emma. Anytime. We would love to see you again.
Added 1st Apr 2019
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Keith and Sarah
5.0
Married on 14th Feb 2019
Best place ever to get married, a hidden gem, amazing venue, best wedding ever...these are the comments that were made by our guests. Darver castle made our wedding day so amazing and relaxing, the day ran smoothly with all of expectations met and exceeded. All the staff are amazing smiley happy people, who are very easy to deal with. everything that needed to be planned for was ready and pre-empted by Darver. The food on the day was amazing and again feedback from our guests varied from best chicken I ever had to vegan dishs were incredible. Myself and Sarah cannot recommend Darver Castle highly enough. If you are getting married, book Darver castle
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Keith& Sarah, for your kind words. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience at Darver Castle. It was a pleasure to be part of your special day and we would like to say thank you for choosing us.
Added 4th May 2019
Michelle
3.2
Married on 9th Feb 2019
The venue is beautiful and gorgeous decor and they add extra little touches so no need to bring any decorations except for flowerwall/photo booth if that's what your into.

The guests enjoyed the food and I got good feedback for all courses. However I was really disappointed with how I was catered for, seeing as I was the bride and had given them plenty of notice that I am a ceoliac. It was extremely unprofessional to serve me a slice of gluten free bread with mushroom sauce as a voulevant, especially when I had emailed my menu 3 weeks prior to the wedding and wasn't told that that it couldn't be done.

The 9.am loud knocks on the door the following morning are also very annoying and rude, considering check out is 12.pm
Added 1st Apr 2019
Niamh
Married on 22nd Dec 2018
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!
Added 28th Dec 2018
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Tracey McKeown
5.0
Married on 25th Nov 2018
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!
Added 24th Dec 2018
Rebecca McMahon
5.0
Married on 23rd Nov 2018
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.
Added 17th Dec 2018
Mr and Mrs Allcock
5.0
Married on 10th Nov 2018
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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Katherina Halpenny
5.0
Married on 9th Nov 2018
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
Added 12th Nov 2018
G and E
5.0
Married on 8th Nov 2018
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.
Added 24th Jan 2019
Lisa Curran
5.0
Married on 27th Oct 2018
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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Tom and Christine Deane
5.0
Married on 25th Oct 2018
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.
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you Tom and Christine! We hope you are both keeping well from Darver Castle x
Added 3rd Dec 2018
Roseanna Dalt
5.0
Married on 19th Oct 2018
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!
Response from Darver Castle
Hi Roseanna, thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate it. Delighted you had such a good experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. From Darver Castle x
Added 14th Feb 2019
Fiona
5.0
Married on 7th Sep 2018
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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Hi Fiona, thank you for this lovely review! Wishing you all the best from Darver Castle.
Added 18th Oct 2018
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Yvonne Callaghan
5.0
Married on 9th Aug 2018
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.
Added 6th Sep 2018
Elaine & Sean McMahon
4.7
Married on 27th Jul 2018
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!
Added 17th Oct 2018
Ciara & Mark
5.0
Married on 30th Jun 2018
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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Eamonn Rellis
Married on 30th Jun 2018
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
Added 10th Jul 2018
Sonya
5.0
Married on 31st May 2018
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.
Added 14th Nov 2018
Cheryl Treanor
5.0
Married on 11th May 2018
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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Ann-Marie Dunne
Married on 11th May 2018
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.
Added 7th Jun 2018
Emma Leonard
5.0
Married on 16th Mar 2018
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.
Added 20th Nov 2018
Amanda
5.0
Married on 23rd Feb 2018
It was an amazing venue with friendly professional staff!
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Michelle
5.0
Married on 17th Feb 2018
We had a wonderful wedding day in darver castle they went above and beyond for us would highly recommend .
Added 17th Dec 2018
SK
4.1
Married on 22nd Dec 2017
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.
Added 20th Nov 2018
Edel Brennan
5.0
Married on 26th Nov 2017
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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Joy
5.0
Married on 19th Nov 2017
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.
Added 14th Nov 2018
Catherine
5.0
Married on 13th Oct 2017
Unbelievable staff couldn?t do enough for us to make our day what we wanted and very memorable
Added 3rd Nov 2017
Gwen and Barry Murphy
5.0
Married on 26th May 2017
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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Mr & Mrs Faulkner
5.0
Married on 26th Nov 2016
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.
Added 15th Dec 2016
Lara and Sean Gribben
5.0
Married on 5th Aug 2016
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!!
Added 26th Aug 2016
Lduff
5.0
Married on 7th Oct 2015
Fantastic from planning to the end, would do it all again in a heart beat!
Added 5th Dec 2015
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Aoife Adams
5.0
Married on 5th Apr 2013
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.
Added 6th Nov 2014
Adele & Seamus Ward
5.0
Married on 21st Dec 2012
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.
Added 5th Dec 2015
Claire Murphy
5.0
Married on 12th Jun 2010
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.
Added 11th Nov 2017
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