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Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Co Donegal
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Reviews (102) 5/5
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Lough Eske Castle is redefining luxury in the North West. Modern and elegant, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. The elegant ballroom extends into your own exclusive tranquil gardens which offer fantastic picture opportunities. There’s also a number of specially commissioned pieces of artwork throughout the grounds for more unique and memorable backdrops to your photographs.

Lough Eske Castle prides itself on its accomplished staff and tailor made approach to weddings and civil partnerships. A dedicated wedding planner is assigned to work with you on every aspect of your special event from your first consultation right through to the big day itself. With a wealth of experience and a fantastic team of staff, we can look after all the details of your day if required. The focus is on providing excellent, personalized service so that you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.  Lough Eske Castle is available as a licensed venue for civil weddings. You can exchange vows in the Ballroom, the perfect setting for between 50 and 200 guests, with the option to host 300 for drinks and dancing. Traditional, with a contemporary twist, the ballroom is versatile enough to accommodate everything from the simplest to the most elaborate theme.

To get some much needed leisure time before or after your big day, the Spa is your answer. Situated in the castle garden, the setting is as peaceful as you can find. Its sandstone and wood floors reflect the natural beauty of the sylvan surroundings. The relaxation area is equipped with six designer beds that face into the courtyard, making it the perfect spot to get some much needed R & R with your bridesmaids!  Or your guests can avail of the use of the swimming pool or fitness centre or treat themselves to a relaxing Aromatherapy Associates treatment.

Lough Eske Castle - a Solis Hotel and Spa gorgeous exclusive award winning castle wedding venues, in Donegal servicing weddings throughout the local area including Donegal, Northern Ireland, Dublin, Galway. We also cater for a huge number of overseas weddings from places as far as Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and beyond..

Lough Eske Castle - a Solis Hotel and Spa brilliant castle wedding venue, situated in the most lovely setting that has been part of the wedding industry 2000 specialising in weddings with panache..

Reviews

5.0/5
102 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value4.9/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
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Besides the beautiful grounds and venue we found Lough Eske amazing to deal with and they made our wedding weekend all the more special. Simon was our wedding coordinator and he was excellent from start to finish, nothing was ever a problem and he helped us throughout all the planning. He put us at ease and is a real asset to the venue. The staff were all so warm and welcoming to all of our guests. We couldn't have been happier with the food on the day of the wedding too. Would highly recommend to anyone getting married in or around Donegal.
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It's actually hard to find the right words to express how incredible the team at Lough Eske are, Simnon, Maureen and everyone else. Literally every single staff member! From the very first day we visited we knew this was the place for us. Obviously the castle itself is incredible, but the team at Lough Eske are like no other! Every time we visited we were greeted with a smile and an extremely warm welcome. Nothing was a problem at all. I know from friends experiences that this is not always the case with wedding venues. Michael and I could not recommend Lough Eske any more if we wanted to! You will not be disappointed... you will have the best day of your life if you chose Lough Eske Castle.
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Dear Dearbhla & Michael, thank you very much for your very kind review. The entire team here at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you have chosen us for your wedding day. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by all of us and I am thrilled to hear that your wedding day was everything you wanted it to be. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. I hope to welcome you both and your families back to Lough Eske Castle again very soon. Kind regards, Simon
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My husband and i live in Australia and found Lough Eske on a Google search for Castle's, we set a radius of 1 hour max for our guests to travel if need be. Lough Eske popped up and we fell in love with it immediately. It has history as well as plenty of accomodation for our guests. Simon, the wedding co-ordinator for Lough Eske was exceptional to say the least! He had answers for everything and understood our vision right from the beginning, he is a true asset to the team at Lough Eske. All of the staff were so accommodating and helpful and we had such a fantastic group or bar staff and wait staff working our wedding. We will be back on our 1 year anniversary to have a child free weekend escape.
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Dear Ashlee & Kevin, thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as the venue for your wedding. I am delighted to hear that you had such a fabulous time and that we lived up to your expectations, especially that you have chosen to travel so far for your Big Day. It was a great pleasure to be a part of your fantastic celebrations and we all look forward to welcoming you back to the Castle in the near future. Kind Regards, Simon and all the team at Lough Eske Castle
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Wonderful experience. We had to plan our wedding from a distance, and both Maureen and Simon (the wedding planners) were super flexible and helpful. Maureen was also present during the wedding day itself, and she was so supportive. She made me feel so at ease with everything, I could not have asked for more. The hotel itself and the grounds are magical, as it's all so beautiful! And the food and overall service was amazing. The place and the people really made a difference in a day that can be quite stressful. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Micaela & David, thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. It was a great pleasure to assist you with your wedding plans and we are so delighted that your enjoyed your special day. Make sure to visit us again in not so distant future! Best regards, Maureen & Simon
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Lough Eske is a beautiful hotel which is only enhanced by the people who work there. The only issue we have with our wedding is we won’t be able to ever recapture or relive the magical, perfect day that it was. Simon (Venue Co-Ordinator) is methodical, efficient and, as you soon learn, mischievous (in a very funny way). Without his input and guidance I doubt it would have went so well and we will be forever grateful Simon was there. Overall the staff at Lough Eske are similar to the Genie in Aladdin always willing to resolve any issues or queries that you may have. My wife has a number of allergies, which were all discussed and resolved by Lough Eske through offering alternatives and catering to her needs. People who attended the wedding were very positive about Lough Eske, the castle, the rooms, the staff and the local town which has everything you need. I would recommend anyone looking to get married in Ireland not to look any further than Lough Eske. An enchanted castle with enchanted people!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Emma & James, thank you so much for your amazing review and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as the venue for your wedding. I couldn't be happier to hear that you had such a fabulous time and that we lived up to your expectations. On a personal level I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of planning your Big Day with you both and we all look forward now to welcoming you back to the Castle in the near future. Kind Regards, Simon
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Every single person at this wonderful facility are so friendly and helpful.Simon and his staff were so attentive and professional in the way they handled the needs and requests from us, nothing was ever going to be a problem. They made the day really special and the food.. oh the food was wonderful. Thank you Simon and crew!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Anne, thank you for your wonderful feedback. It was a great pleasure working alongside you both on the lead up to your wedding day. The team will appreciate your comments and I couldn't be more happy to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. We all hope that Lough Eske Castle will remain a special place for you & Erik and we are already looking forward to welcoming you here again very soon! Kind regards, Simon & the Team at Lough Eske Castle
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From the moment we arrived for a viewing of this fabulous hotel and meeting with Simon, wedding coordinator, we knew we were in the very best hands.This hotel is exceptional from service to accommodating any requests or needs.Nothing was too much trouble, anything we asked for was made happen and anything that we needed help/advice on Simon was there to help/advise without hesitation. A big thank you to Simon. We really couldn't have asked for a better day from the sun shining to drinks in the garden, the most amazing wedding meal that guests are still talking about! to the friendliest and professional staff throughout. We really had a wonderful experience and cannot wait to return.
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Dear Margaret & Simon, thank you very much for the most glowing review. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by the entire team. I am so delighted to hear that one of the most important days of your life was seamless and that you had a truly amazing time here in Donegal. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to see you both again sometime soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best wishes, Simon
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Lough eske and Simon in particular were amazing in the whole wedding process, Simon was so helpful throughout and nothing was any bother, he got us the best deals possible and made sure we were stress free and enjoyed every moment, he really did go over and above all expectation and we will never forget the best day of our lives! The whole staff team were unbelievable on the day, very professional, helpful and pleasant, Sarah had the team on point and was also amazing at her job, would highly recommend this stunning venue for a wedding, you will not be disappointed
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Mr & Mrs McLaughlin, thank you very much for your very kind words. Your compliments are appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. It was a great pleasure to be a part of your Big Day and I would like to thank you again for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. Looking forward to seeing you both again very soon! Kind regards, Simon
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Where do I start....well I think the word Perfection might begin to sum it up! From beginning to end...Lough Eske, the staff and Simon couldn't have done any more for our wedding to be perfect. The guests all commented on the food, the service, the location...they were blown away by everything. Personally, from a brides point of view...nothing was an issue. It was the easiest, most flawless organizing you could ever wish for. Simon Petka had me/us at ease every step of the way. He is so calm and nothing is an issue. We were treated so unbelievably well and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone thinking of getting married. I just wish we could do it all over again!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Sarah & Dave, the entire team here at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you chose us for your Wedding Day. It was a great pleasure to assist you with your wedding plans and I couldn't be more happy to hear that everything was exactly like you have planned. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by all of us. I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate your wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback and we hope to see you both again very soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Simon
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Maureen and the Lough Eske team couldn’t have been more helpful on the run up to our wedding. Everything was perfect on the day and we are so happy we choose Lough Eske as the venue for our wedding reception, it was simply amazing.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Mr & Mrs McDermott, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Maureen & the Team at Lough Eske Castle
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The venue speaks for itself as a 5 star hotel but it is the staff that differentiate this venue from the rest. The service provided is exceptional and always in a jovial, warm and friendly way. Nothing was ever a problem for Simon, he was so flexible on things we wanted and there was never an issue. Other venues we looked at they were very rigid and not open to compromise. Lough Eske was the total opposite, they were open to any ideas we had. Maureen also was so lovely to deal with. Lough Eske holds a special place in our hearts and it was the best wedding decision we made.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Sarah & Neal, thank you so much for your very kind words. Your compliments are appreciated by the entire team and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. It was a great pleasure to be a part of your Big Day and I would like to thank you again for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. Looking forward to seeing you both again very soon! Kind regards, Simon
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Lough Eske was chosen as our wedding venue after we spent a weekend in the hotel. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and professional. This continued throughout the build up to our wedding and on our special day. There is a real homely feel about this hotel. The food regardless if it is in the bar or the restaurant is 5 star. The food on our wedding day was of Michelin standard and highly complimented by all our guests. Simon and all the staff made our wedding day the most magical and a day enjoyed by all.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Mr & Mrs Timlin, thank you very much for your kind words. It was a privilege to be a part of your Big Day and I really enjoyed planning your wedding with you both. Enjoy the married life and please do not forget about us, I am looking forward to catching up with you very soon! Simon
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We had the most amazing experience with our wedding in Lough Eske Castle. Simon was a dream to work with, right from the minute we booked the wedding date. He guided us in all the right directions with suppliers etc. During the wedding weekend, Every single staff member was friendly, hard working and made the experience so amazing. Thank you for a wonderful memory Lough Eske Castle
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Mr & Mrs Loftus, thank you so much for your lovely review. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to also thank you for choosing to celebrate your wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. We were only too pleased to be part of your special day. We look forward to seeing you both again. Best regards, Simon
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An absolute pleasure to work with. The team at Solis Lough Eske headed by Simon are just so approachable and flexible. They went above and beyond. Guests on the day had nothing but the highest compliments for the wedding venue and service. 5 star
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Darragh, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. I am delighted that you enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your lovely feedback to all the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Simon
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I can not recommend Lough Eske enough for your wedding. The castle itself is beautiful and exclusive, the grounds are perfect for pictures with the lake at the entrance also. We had our ceremony outside which was beautiful. Simon, the wedding Coordinator could not do enough for us (I had lots of requests). The staff were so accommodating and professional and they made the day perfect from the start until the early hours of the night. The guests at the wedding were so impressed and everyone loved the rooms- big, spacious and beautifully decorated. Again, I highly, highly recommend that all couples should consider this castle for their big day.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Chris & Lucas, I can't thank you enough for your kind words. We all at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you have chosen us for your wedding day. It was a great pleasure to help you plan your wedding and I have really enjoyed assisting you with your requests (in all fairness there were not that many of them :)). I am so delighted to hear that one of the most important days of your lives was so memorable and I look forward to welcoming you both back in not too distant future. Best Regards, Simon Petka, Wedding Sales Manager
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For a destination wedding, Simon and the team could not have made it any more stress and hassle free. We planned our wedding all the way from Australia, we had never been to Donegal or the hotel and I am so glad we chose Lough Eske! The staff were so accommodating and friendly, no job was too big. And the guests had the best time. I would give 10 stars if I could!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Neal & Melissa, thank you so much for your kind review and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as the venue for your wedding. I am delighted to hear that you had such a fabulous time and that we lived up to your expectations, especially that you have chosen to travel so far for your Big Day. It was a great pleasure to be a part of your fantastic celebrations and we all look forward to welcoming you back to the Castle in the near future. Kind Regards, Simon and all the team at Lough Eske Castle
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We had our wedding at Lough Eske and everything was perfect! Simon our wedding co-ordinator was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely professional, organised and brilliant at his job! We live in London so having someone like Simon at the other end of an email put us at ease. All the staff were amazing and the food was excellent. Our wedding suite was out of this world and we were treated like royalty. I would highly recommend Lough Eske as an unforgettable wedding venue!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Maeve & Joe, thank you very much for your kind words. It was a privilege to be a part of your Big Day and I really enjoyed planning your wedding with you both. Enjoy the married life and do not forget about us, I am looking forward to catching up with you very soon! Simon
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We had the most magical and amazing wedding at Lough Eske Castle. It was truly a fairy tale, and we will cherish the memories for the rest of our lives. The staff was absolutely incredible, especially Simon the best wedding coordinator we could ever ask for. We look forward to returning to Lough Eske for many years to come.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Laura, thank you so much for your kind review and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as the venue for your wedding. I am delighted to hear that you had such a fabulous time and that we lived up to your expectations. We all strive to ensure that when guests stay at the Castle that they all have a magical experience and I will pass on your compliments to all the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to the castle in the near future! Kind Regards, Simon and all the team at Lough Eske.
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Couldn’t recommend the Lough Eske highly enough. We planned our wedding from Australia and nothing was too much trouble for Simon. Simon was there to answer all of our questions and really put us at ease throughout the planning process. The food was fabulous. Lots of our guests complimented that they got lots of food and it was all to a top standard. The staff on the day of the wedding itself were very helpful and friendly. Overall we are so pleased we chose the Lough Eske as our wedding venue. Would highly recommend to any couples thinking of getting married there also. 5*
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Thank you so much for the fabulous review, I really appreciate it! It has been a great pleasure to welcome your wedding here at Lough Eske Castle and I am glad you have enjoyed your Big Day! Looking forward to seeing you both again in the future! Simon
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Simon & Maureen made me feel totally at ease while planning the wedding day from the US. I felt that everything was organized and I had very little to worry about. When we arrived, everyone was so incredibly friendly to all our guests. The food was amazing, the setting was gorgeous and everyone had an exceptional weekend away. I’m so happy we chose Lough Eske for our wedding weekend. I would highly recommend for couples who want a stress free day in a wonderful setting.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Niki & Marcus, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Simon Petka, Wedding Sales Manager
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Where do we begin? We just had the most fantastic, wonderful and special wedding at Lough Eske , it was everything we could have wished for - and more - we are still talking about it and reliving it and we will for years to come. The Attention Simon and Maureen gave us from the very start of our preparations was brilliant and second to none, ye made everything we wanted happen, the staff are just fantastic nothing was too much trouble we were looked after so well from the time we arrived on Wednesday till we left on the Friday, they attended to our ever whim, you have a very impressive, warm, welcoming and competent team at Lough Eske. You are in a different league entirely. The food was fantastic, the night before and the day of the wedding the meal was delicious.The 23rd of May is a date that will always be in our memory not just because of the wedding but the entire experience at Lough Eske thanks a million Guys ye are the best !!! Highly recommend ye
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Sharon & Ray, thank you very much for your lovely review. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by all of us and we will make sure to share them with our team. I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate your wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to see you both again sometime soon! Kind regards, Simon & Maureen
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We had our wedding reception in Lough Eske Castle on the 10th May 2019. The castle itself was exactly what we were looking for in terms of food, atmosphere, scenery and overall experience. As a family, we were shown sensitivity and care throughout the preparations, with nothing being too much trouble. The day was an absolute delight, all due to the hard work and precise organisation by Simon and his team. So many people commented how wonderful the venue was. We will always remember the day with great fondness and most definitely recommend Lough Eske Castle as a perfect castle wedding venue!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Tom & Kathy, thank you so much for your kind review and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. I am delighted that you enjoyed your special day and I will most certainly pass on your comments to all the staff. It was a great pleasure to assist you with your wedding plans I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again very soon! Best regards, Simon & the Team at Lough Eske
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Our May wedding at Lough Eske Castle was better than we could have imagined. The service was first-class, with our wedding co-ordinator Simon helping with any question or query. We can't thank the hotel staff enough for making our day (and weekend) so special!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Mr & Mrs Watson, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words. Your compliments are appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. It was a great pleasure to be a part of your Big Day and I would like to thank you again for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. Looking forward to seeing you both again very soon! Kind regards, Simon
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From our very first meeting in Lough Eske it was excellent experience. They really listened to what we wanted and we both felt so relaxed when organising our wedding. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Lough Eske our day was everything we hoped for and so much more.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Michael & Cathy, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to assist you with planning your Big Day and we all are looking forward to seeing you at Lough Eske Castle very soon! Kind regards, Simon
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Couldn't fault it. Had a great day and the people who worked there made us and our guests feel so at home. Got hit with a bill on the day we checked out which I wanted to avoid so make sure you keep on top of your numbers. The venue and staff was perfect though and value for money.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Patrick & Pamela, thank you very much for your kind words. We are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon! Kind regards, Maureen & Simon
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This is an absolutely stunning venue and I cannot rate it more highly for anyone considering it for their big day.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Aoife, thank you very much for your review. It was a privilege to welcome your wedding here at Lough Eske Castle and I thoroughly enjoyed planning your Big Day with you. Hope to see you & Jack very soon! Simon
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I really can't rate Lough Eske highly enough! We booked it for our wedding without ever having been there - we were organising our wedding from abroad and in a fairly tight timeframe (7 months) - but the feedback from my parents on the walkaround that Simon arranged was so good that we went ahead and booked it! After that we dealt with Maureen over email and phone - she was an absolute pleasure to deal with and she couldn't have been any more helpful. We visited the venue 3 months before the wedding and from the minute we came up the driveway we knew we had made the right decision. Maureen met us there and walked us through the venue, the rooms, and arranged our menu tasting. The wedding day itself was perfect! Everything from the drinks reception, to dinner, to dancing was better than we had imagined. In summary - Don't hesitate in booking Lough Eske - the venue is really beautiful, the food is top class, and the staff are second to none. We will definitely be back to stay there.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Elaine, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a great pleasure to help you plan your Big Day and we hope to see you here again very soon! Maureen & Simon
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The team at Solis could not have done anymore to make sure we were happy on the lead up to our big day and on the day itself. They were happy to help and no request was too big! He food was amazing and everyone enjoyed their meal.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Aileen & Stuart, thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that you enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your lovely feedback to all the staff. Best regards, Simon
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Everything in the castle was amazing. We had a wonderful day. The food, the service and the wedding team were fantastic, the attention we received from the wedding coordinators was first class. We would recommend this venue highly to couples looking for a dream wedding!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Sarah & Sean, thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. It was a huge pleasure to work with you both and we hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards, Simon
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This is a fabulous hotel for your wedding, stunning castle and grounds but the staff make all the difference. Really lovely relaxed atmosphere in a five star setting. We had a December wedding and the decor and confort of the hotel made it feel very special. Highly recommended.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. We were only too pleased to be part of your special day. We look forward to seeing you both again. Best regards, Stephen
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I’d been at a family wedding in Lough Eske in 2015, and when the time came to plan our own wedding, nowhere else in The northwest could come close! Stephen and all the staff were fantastic from our initial contact, and all the way through the planning process. They ensure everything on the day runs smoothly so you don’t have to worry and can just relax and enjoy your day. Nothing is too much trouble, they will do their utmost to meet any and all requests you might have, and the staff are extremely polite and professional, while remaining friendly and approachable. The quality of the food and wine served is second to none, and our guests that stayed in the hotel still talk about the fantastic breakfast they had the next morning. The setting is so beautiful and the building itself so picturesque, that there is no need to worry about adding your own decor to improve it. We had a December wedding and the castle is absolutely fabulous at Christmas, so tastefully decorated.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Thank you so much for the glowing review. it really is appreciated. Stephen
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We just wanted to pass on our sheer delight at how well our big day went, all thanks to you and your amazing team. From the initial booking, to the planning stages, to the day itself, everything went smoothly. On our wedding day we were made feel special, we were really happy with how everything was organised and how you and your team managed to understand the ideas in my head and helped make them come to life. We can only imagine all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Special thanks to MC, she did a great job and everything was timed well, and she kept us right, and to the waiter and waitress looking after myself and my husband during our meal, they're attentiveness didn't go unnoticed, and it added to us feeling special. The meal was amazing, as was the wine, thank you to the Chef and his team, thank you for sharing your talent. All hotel staff, hotel reception, waiters, bar tenders were all friendly, attentive (but just the right amount, not over the top), helpful and upbeat! All our guest have been raving about the wonderful venue two months on! And last but certainly not least, Stephen, you are so good at your job, you know what's best, and every bride should listen to your advice! You are always good humoured and approachable and try to make special requests happen. I thank the heavens that we had you to coordinate our big day. Thank you. We truly had the best wedding day anyone could wish for. I will be recommending Lough Eske Castle as a wedding venue, not only is it so picturesque, but the staff make dreams come true!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Thank you so much for the glowing review. it really is appreciated. Stephen
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We would like to thank you and all the staff for making our day special. Everything from the ceremony to the meal was absolutely outstanding. The staff were excellent and very attentive to us and all our guests. The feedback we received from our guests the next day was unanimous, they found the ceremony relaxed and intimate, the venue spoke for itself and the meal was delicious. Thank you again for all your help and for making our day so memorable. We look forward to visiting Solis the next time we travel home.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Catherine & Peter, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your lovely feedback to alll the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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My husband and I got married at Lough Eske on September 9th, 2017. After meeting Caoibhe roughly 10 months before our wedding day, we knew Lough Eske was the place for us and we booked on the spot. As an Australian bride marrying her Irish prince charming, who would not want to get married at this beautiful Irish castle? Caoibhe was so willing to go above and beyond to make sure that every little detail was catered for! She was quick to respond to my questions and made me feel so at ease leading up to my big day, nothing was too big or too small for her to handle. Both our ceremony ad reception was at the castle and the whole day was stunning. Even though it was raining, Caoibhe and her staff made sure the day was flawless and it didn't make a difference to our day at all. Having guests from Australia, NZ, Sweden, Ireland and England, it was so important to us that they enjoyed the day too. The comments we received after the wedding were amazing, guests were just blown away. The staff are fantastic, the food is amazing, the rooms are gorgeous and the spa is to die for! The whole day was magical and I wish I could get married there again. Book at Lough Eske for your wedding day and let Caoibhe and her team take care of you so you can sit back and enjoy this world class venue on your special day - you wont regret it!
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Sade & Kevin. Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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We had the pleasure of having our wedding in Solis Lough Eske Castle recently, to say we were blown away is an understatement. From day one, on meeting Stephen and his team we knew we were in safe hands. Nothing was ever a problem and the response was always prompt. We organised our wedding in a 14 month span and visited the castle regularly, every time we were greeted with a smile and the utmost service. On our wedding weekend we felt attended to every moment for the three days we spent there. Everything ran smoothly and the food and service was second to none. We are delighted we chose Solis Lough Eske and the venue for our special day.
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Stephen Bell is a gem! He is the best coordinator. Everyone talked about how everything went so smoothly and no one seemed to be aware of any issues. He made sure the entire thing was perfect. It was planned and timed perfectly. Every guest was entertained and happy. The venue was beautiful. The staff lovely. The food delicious. And, it maintained a private feel, as it was not over run with individuals not associated with the wedding. Honestly, it was a dream wedding- beautiful castle by a lake with the kindest people and most welcoming staff. Highly recommend.
Response from Lough Eske Castle
Dear Stephanie, thank you so much for the glowing review. it really is appreciated. Stephen
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Lough Eske castle is the perfect venue to have a wedding. The grounds and main building are stunning, the staff are phenomenal and everything is designed to make the wedding day as stress-free as possible for the bride and groom. Probably the best aspect of the wedding there is having Stephen Bell as the organizer - he is at once highly organized, efficient and extremely nice and generous with his time. He was in contact with us for at least a year before the wedding and was even helpful to us after the wedding was over. We felt like we were in very good hands at all times. The castle and surrounding areas (e.g the lake) give numerous opportunities for photographs. And despite how good everything is - and despite their countless awards - the price is extremely reasonable compared with comparable venues at other locations across the country. I have no criticisms of Lough Eske Castle whatsoever and my wife and I plan to go back there many times in the future.
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Dear Stephanie & Brian, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your lovely feedback to all the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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Me and conor were married at Lough eske on sat 16th Sept 2017, i have to say we were blown away with how amazing everything was, we took a gamble on it as we came from australia to get married there as we never saw the castle before, but oh my god we just loved everything about it. Our guests raved about the food and service amd the rooms, they told us it was the most extravagant wedding they have ever been to, which made us even more delighted. Stephen bell and his team are the most professional we have ever seen, he got in contact instantly when we had a question and beared in mind the time difference in Australia. I just want to thank you again stephen for the best day of our lives you made it so easy for us to fall in love with Lough eske castle. Orla and conor lynch
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Dear Orla & Conor, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that you enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your lovely feedback to all the staff. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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We are so very grateful for a wonderful wedding reception at Lough Eske on the 25th August 2017 and I cannot recommend this venue and the staff highly enough. We attended a wedding open day at Lough Eske and from the first moment we stepped foot on the grounds of Lough Eske we knew we wanted to get married there. The Castle, lake and grounds are breathtaking. It is a truly special venue. When we discovered there was a bank holiday date available 5 months later we booked the date. On our first meeting we met Stephen who was honest, friendly, warm, very professional and organised. Stephen gave us great advice and was such a great help in the organisation of our big day. We also worked closely with Caoibhe who was fantastic. Given we were organising our wedding in such a short amount of time there was a lot to do in a small amount of time. Stephen was always on the other end of the phone or email to assist us in whatever it was! With over ten years experience with the organisation of weddings he was such a great help. Our venue was never a worry for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our pre-wedding visits and tasting menus at Lough Eske. The rooms are beautiful and luxurious. Lough Eske is a five star venue with impeccable standards but with a friendliness and warmness I have never encountered elsewhere. On the day itself we were overjoyed with the venue, food and staff. The bridal suite was AMAZING and accommodated a room full of family, friends and stylists on the morning of the wedding. The staff in particular were superb and our guests raved about the five star service. Everyone commented on the service they received, how personal it was & how they wanted for nothing. The food was out of this world - we had big numbers but every single meal was served to the same high standard.The day was professionally organised and the day flowed perfectly. Lough Eske will always be a special place for us both. Thank you Stephen and Caoibhe for our dream wedding. Sarah & Mark
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Dear Sarah & Mark, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as the venue for your wedding. It was a pleasure to be part of your special day. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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Me and Aaron got married at Lough Eske castle in August 2017. The location is absolutely stunning and we had a pleasure to be assisted from Stephen and Caoibhe wedding coordinators. We live in Australia and it was a bit difficult for me organise my wedding from so far, they always answer quickly at any questions and they really look after at them clients. Amazing food and the service was fantastic on the day of the wedding. Defenitely I would reccomend Lough Eske castle as a perfect place for weddings.
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Dear Valentina & Aaron. Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your lovely feedback to all the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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We cannot recommend Lough Eske Castle highly enough. It was our first choice of venue for our fairy-tale wedding on the 22nd of July 2017. From start to finish the food, the accommodation the overall experience was wonderful and truly 5*. We only booked 4 months in advance and everything appeared to be and was possible. Stephen made the planning a breeze and even facilitated some last minute requests (Caipirinhas:)/table arrangements/....), and fully appreciated the stress we may have been, and were, going through. Our sincere thanks to Stephen, the reservation staff, the restaurant and in fact everybody we came in contact with, who helped make this a magical and memorable day. Go for it - you wont regret it!
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Dear Keila & Kenneth, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. We were only too pleased to be part of your special day. We look forward to seeing you both again. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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We had our evening reception in July of this year (2017). Myself and my wife had an amazing day and were treated like royalty. Can not fault one thing about this venue, it is truly breathtaking and we can not wait to go back. All our family & friends loved it. The staff were amazing in every way and made our Wedding day and weekend so special for us. Thank you for making our Wedding Day one to remember :)
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From the moment we got engaged at the stunning Lough Eske Castle we decided to have our special day there. We cannot thank Stephen and his team enough for their exceptional service and attention to detail. The 20th of July 2017 was the best day of our lives and we cannot wait to visit this stunning venue again very soon.
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Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your lovely feedback to all the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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We celebrated our wedding in Lough Eske on 6th July 2017. We booked the wedding with Stephen Bell (wedding coordinator) in March 2015, and from the moment we met Stephen we knew that he would make our day absolutely perfect. To say that Stephen, and all the staff in the castle went beyond the call of duty, is an understatement. Stephen was a massive help when we needed guidance, and on the day of the wedding he was there making sure that it was perfect for us. There wasn't a single thing that we could fault during our celebrations. The food and service were outstanding, and of course the hotel (including the ballroom and bedrooms) and location are absolutely stunning. Guests and bridal party alike were treated like royalty. I would highly recommend booking this hotel to celebrate your big day as it was exceptional in every way. A massive thank you to Stephen (some boy!) and all the wonderful staff at Lough Eske!
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We had the most fantastic experience when holding our wedding at Lough Eske. The wedding coordinators, Stephen and Caoibhe, were fantastic - extremely professional and ensured that everything was under control and ran smoothly on both in the lead up and on the day. The room looked beautiful and the food was fantastic. All of the staff at Lough Eske treat visitors with genuine care and attention. We would definitely recommend Lough Eske as a wedding venue - a truly 5* experience.
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Castle Eske is a really fantastic place to have a wedding. Our experience was brilliant from start to finish. The whole team (special praise for Caoibhe), was so helpful and the venue itself is stunning. The food was outstanding. My only regret is that our stay went by way too fast.
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We got married and had our wedding at Solis Lough Eske Hotel on Sunday 9th April 2017. From the initial meeting with Stephen Bell, i knew we had made the right decision. We actually made our wedding a weekend event at the hotel. Family meal on the Friday, Saturday reserved private bar with food and band for our guests and then on the Sunday our wedding. Not once could we fault any element of service from the team in all divisions of the hotel. In fact everyone was professional and genuinely friendly, we were on first name terms with a lot of the team at the hotel. On our wedding day Stephen and Caoibhe personally looked after us, they were amazing, so helpful throughout the process and nothing was a problem. Its the small touches they do, going that extra mile..... We got married outside and at the end of our wedding service it started to drizzle, in a second all of our guests were provided with umbrella!!!! The professional service from the hospitality team and the quality standard of the meal and buffet were exceptional. The venue is just beautiful, just perfect for any style of photography. The backdrop of the Castle to the views of the stunning lough are just perfect. Our experience of getting married at Solis Lough Eske Castle , nothing but excellent. Five star in every aspect. Thank you Lough Eske Team, especially Stephen and Caoibhe for making our special day, just perfect!!!
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The service, professionalism and diligence that we experienced in Lough Eske Castle was second to none. Every interaction with Stephen, Caoibhe and the rest of the team was positive and we and our guests were made to feel incredibly welcome. No request was to difficult to accommodate; and in particular, very kind attention was paid to one of our guests who had some special requirements. We looked at other venues but found Lough Eske to be in a different league and offering a different product to what was available elsewhere. We could not recommend it highly enough!
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Everything was perfect. Stephen was great. The food was great.
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Dear Caroline, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. We were only too pleased to be part of your special day here at Lough Eske Castle and look forward to seeing you both again. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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We had our wedding reception in Solis Lough Eske on Saturday the 10th December 2016. I am sorry that it has taken me nearly 3 months to put words to paper and post this review. My tardiness should not reflect the experience that we had ;) The wedding weekend and the day itself went like a dream. As two ex hotel managers I am sure that we were not the easiest to work with but at all times in the lead up to and including the day Stephen and the staff at Lough Eske could not be more professional and attentive with every detail that we had requested and more covered with the upmost of care. The majority of our 180 guests decided to make a weekend of the wedding with upwards of 50 rooms staying in the hotel for the Friday and Saturday nights and all commented on the - friendliness of the staff (which was the main USP that made us book the hotel for our wedding) - the quality and luxury of the bedrooms and - that no task or request was too big for any member of staff be this from the hall porters, receptionists, housekeepers, restaurant, bar and banqueting staff. The buffet food and in particular the beef bourguignon and service on the Friday night was excellent and a great way for everyone to meet and mingle the night before Breakfast on both the Saturday and Sunday mornings was fresh, well presented and always served with a smile On the day of the wedding all we can say is that we were blown away by the professionalism and attention to detail provided by Stephen and Caoibhe and of course Donal who took the operations of the function in his stride. The hotel and function room looked magical for the humanist ceremony with the tasteful Christmas decorations and the transformation of the room for the meal was second to none. We were delighted that we opted for the draping of the room and also the LED dance floor with Simply Divine Weddings which made for a great night. The food quality for the meal and evening buffet and the service was excellent and could not be faulted. All in all the day and weekend was flawless and we could not recommend the hotel highly enough for any potential couple that are looking to book their special day at Solis Lough Eske Castle. We hope to return to Lough Eske for a night in the coming months to reminisce on the magical experience that we had in December. Thanks again to Stephen, Caoibhe, Donal and all the management and staff of the hotel. Jason & Khris
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Dear Jason & Khris, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. We are delighted that your enjoyed your special day and your wedding weekend. We look forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle soon. Best wishes, Stephen & Caoibhe, Wedding Coordinator's
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Well where to start! From our first meeting with Stephen regarding our wedding no request was too big and everyone was so helpful. The big day itself was exceptional from the welcome each and every one of our guests received to the excellent food. The service was first class from start to finish. All of our guests were blown away by how well they were looked after by all staff. On the day Caoibhe was so attentive really looking after us. The food was excellent from the chocolate fountain- that all the kids adored, to the main meal itself everything was better than we could have expected. Catrina & Lee
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Dear Catrina & Lee, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & Caoibhe, Wedding Coordinator
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I had chosen Lough Eske Castle as my sister was married there 4 years ago and it was one of the best weddings that I had attended - that was until my own. Myself and John met with Stephen and he was so accommodating, just a pleasure to deal with. He was our Franc, nothing was too much trouble (even changing the table plan with minutes to go due to an error on my behalf). The location is amazing, the food superb, the service was excellent. My wedding day was indeed a dream come true. I can highly recommend them to all future brides.
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Dear Marie, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell, Wedding Sales Manager.
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What can I say? Stephen and the team were fantastic in helping us plan our wedding and giving us a perfect day. Living in London was no barrier and the team were exceptional; from booking rooms to sorting menus to arranging seating plans. They made planning the wedding fun and easy. We can't thank them enough. We are looking forward to returning for many anniversaries to come.
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Dear Dharaka & Frankie, Thank you for your kind review and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your comments to all the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & the team at Lough Eske.
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My husband and I consider ourselves lucky to be able to say we were married at Lough Eske Castle. From the moment we arrived, to our bittersweet departure, we were entranced by the beautiful hotel and property, the dedicated staff, and the breathtaking accommodations. Special thank you to Stephen, who impressed us with his attention to every detail during our wedding weekend.
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Dear Shannon, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. King regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Sales Manager.
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Our wedding day at Lough Eske Castle was absolutely perfect in every way. The room was decorated exactly as we wanted, and was even more beautiful than we could have imagined. The staff were perfectly attentive, the food was amazing, and our guests cannot stop talking about the "best wedding ever!" I was hesitant about planning a wedding from so far away, as I hadn't even seen the venue before we booked it because we live in the US, but our leap of faith could not have been more worth it! We truly cannot thank Stephen and the Lough Eske staff enough!
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Dear Meredith & Mickey, Thank you for your kind review and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your comments to all the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & the team at Lough Eske.
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Stephen and the Team were amazing on the day and also so helpful throughout the organising!! Couldn't do enough for us or the guests, faultless! The food was also fantastic, working in the hospitality industry we had very high expectations which they certainly exceeded!
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Dear Deborah, Thank you so much for your kind review and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your comments to all the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & the team at Lough Eske.
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Although we live in Canada, we decided to have our wedding in Ireland because of our Irish heritage. We chose Solis Lough Eske Castle as we wanted a beautiful and unique setting for our special day. Its location near Donegal Town is within 4 hours of Dublin making it easily accessible for both our Irish guests and those travelling from overseas. On the day, everything went perfectly. From set-up for the wedding ceremony to the reception, delicious dinner and fun-filled dance later that evening, the service we received from the Solis staff was impeccable. We, and our guests, were impressed by the overall ambience of the castle and the standard of accommodations and amenities – it is indeed 5 star. It was a pleasure to work with the entire team at Solis. From our first contact with Stephen Bell, the castle’s wedding planner, over a year ago through the many other contacts and conversations we had with him and others, everyone was so friendly, helpful and efficient in the planning of our wedding. Getting married in another country has many potential obstacles but the cooperative and professional approach all the Solis staff demonstrated made what could have been a very stressful undertaking go smoothly and without incident. In fact, it exceeded our expectations. We couldn’t be happier with this beautiful venue we chose for our wedding!
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Dear Nuala & Norm, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your lovely feedback to alll the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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Absolutely fantastic, lovely staff, beautiful venue, wonderful day. 5 star plus venue.
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Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & the team at Lough Eske Castle.
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Lough Eske is a fairytale venue for a wedding. Our guests really enjoyed top class service and the food was delicious. Stephen, the wedding coordinator, goes above and beyond to make the day special
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Good afternoon Nuala and Michael. Great to hear from you both. I am delighted that you and your guests had such a fabulous time and I look forward to welcoming you both back to the hotel in the future. Kind regards, Stephen and the team at Lough Eske.
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our wedding was amazing and everything we ever dreamed of!!! The team at Lough Esk were professional, friendly and helpful. Our wedding reception let us down 8 months before our wedding so when we spoke to Stephen on the phone to arrange our wedding he put our mind at rest. We booked the wedding venue before even seeing it and it turns out that we loved it even more than our original venue. Stephen was brilliant and went out of his way to make everything perfect for us.
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Dear Sonia & Mark, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Kind Regards, Stephen Bell, Wedding Sales Manager
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Our experience at Lough Eske was nothing short of perfect. The wedding planner, Stephen, was fantastic to work with. He made the whole process easy and stress free. My entire family had a fantastic three days at the castle and are still raving about the level of service we experienced. I could not recommend Lough Eske highly enough. Choosing this venue was the best decision we have ever made!!! We can't wait to go back to visit.
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Dear Marissa, Thank you so much for your kind review and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you & your family back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & the team at Lough Eske Castle.
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Our day was perfect and faultless from start to finish! We really had the best day ever all thanks to this hotel, especially Stephen who kept saying 'whatever you want, we will do it for you' and he stuck by his word!
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Dear Erin, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator
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The staff and the castle were above and beyond my expectations. The castle was wonderful and the perfect setting for the wedding and to spend some lovely days with our family and guests. Stephen and the rest of the staff were wonderful and even willing to try out an idea for the ceremony location that had not been used before. We are from the United States and had a perfect small wedding and it couldn't have been better. They have a great set up for much larger weddings but it was great for our size gathering as well. We felt like royalty the whole time we were there, I can't wait to go back for one of our anniversaries.
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Dear Brett, I would like to thank you so much for your kind comments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day. I hope to welcome you back to Lough Eske in the near future. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Sales Manager.
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Even though Lough Eske is a luxurious castle, we wanted a laid back wedding and a relaxing day for our family. Stephen and the staff provided exactly that and made us feel like the castle was our own for the day. Our day was just perfect thanks to the amazing staff and the fairytale setting!
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Dear Grainne, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Sales Manager
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From the very outset the staff at Lough Eske could not have been more helpful with instant assistance, planning, supplier suggestions and accommodating our requests (right up to the last minute). This was especially appreciated by us as we were planning the wedding from afar in a relatively short period of time. The venue and grounds are simply magical and every single member of staff from the wedding planning team, to reservations, to the concierge staff, to the staff serving and the master of cermonies orchestrating the party on the day did everything possible to continue that magical yet professional experience. The food was superb and served in such a simultaneous manner that every guest was eating at exactly the same time (we're still not sure how they managed to get that many steaks cooked so well and out the door at the same time!) The whole experience from start to finish could not have been any more simple and positive which is essential when planning such an important day. The wedding planning team were quick to respond to any request and true to their word with any on the fly agreements we made. Truly, we cannot thank everyone involved enough for helping to make the most wonderful day of our lives such a magical and stress free experience and will happy recommend them to anyone who may be considering this location.
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Good afternoon Nadya and Ciaran, Thank you so much for your kind review and for choosing Lough Eske Castle as the venue for your wedding. I am delighted to hear that you had such a fabulous time and that we lived up to your expectations. We all strive to ensure that when guests stay at the Castle that they all have a magical experience and I will pass on your compliments to all the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Castle in the near future. Kind Regards, Stephen and all the team at Lough Eske.
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We couldn't have asked for better service and advice. Stephen was very accommodating in assuring us both that our day would run smoothly. Nothing was too big to ask, he went out of his way to make sure we were happy with every little detail. We both thoroughly enjoyed our day and in reflection we feel that this is partially down to how well organised and professional all of the staff were at Lough Eske. We couldn't have asked for anything more and we can't wait to return for our first anniversary!
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Dear Rachel & Phillip, Thank you so much for your kind review and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I will pass on your comments to all the staff. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & the team at Lough Eske.
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Lough eske is a stunning venue for your wedding reception, it's picturesque. The food is delicious, and castle itself kept so clean. The staff made our day as they were all professional, kind, observation to small details and always on hand to help. Staff 10/10 (especially Stephen the wedding Co ordinator)
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Dear Andrea, Thank you for choosing Lough Eske for your wedding venue and also for your positive & kind worded review. All the staff will be delighted to hear that you have rated them 10/10 on their service & style. We are delighted you enjoyed your wedding here and I hope to welcome you back again to Lough Eske Castle in the near future. Best Wishes, Stephen & the team.
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Stephen is amazing. He really knows his business and helps advise on all aspects of the wedding not just relevant to the venue. Like all the staff there he is extremely accommodating. The Staff are simply the best staff out of any hotel and the main reason we chose this venue. We have stayed there regularly enough over the years and is our favourite hotel in the world. There was nowhere else to get married in our mind. The hotel was so accommodating and tailored everything to our needs. They all really ensured that we and our guests were the most important people in the hotel (even though they make everyone feel like that). All of our guests have wanted to and will again stay in this magical place. Along with ourselves they said it feels like a home away from home and not a hotel. Well if your home was a castle.. =0) It might be a bit more expensive that other venues but you get what you pay for, and more. Value for money; there is no better in my opinion. Do yourself a favour and stay there for one night and then make up your mind, I guarantee you will pick this place.
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Dear Laura & James, Thank you for your wonderful feedback & it was a pleasure working alongside you both on the lead up to your wedding day. Let us know the next time you are down in Lough Eske so we can say hello. Kind Regards, Stephen & the team
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The professionalism from Stephen and his team ensured the day was effortless for our point of view,as we were in such capable hands. We would highly recommend Lough Eske as the venue for your special day .
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Dear Catherine & Pat, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best Wishes, Stephen & the team.
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We got married at Lough Eske Castle on 10th October 2015 - such an incredible day which was made better by the setting and the experience. Stephen the wedding co-ordinator is fantastic and nothing was ever a problem. On the wedding day itself the staff were really professional and friendly and the meal was lovely. Both us and our guests had the times of our lives!
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Dear Donal, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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Hi Stephen Thank you so so much for all your help with the Wedding- we had an absolutely wonderful day, it really was perfect. It flew by far too soon and we wish we could do it all again! We hope to celebrate our anniversary by returning so we are delighted to be able to come back to a venue that fulfilled all of our expectations...and more! We have had so many compliments from our guests, they were so impressed with everyone at Lough Eske. I had a some lovely cards from people who wanted to pass on their thanks too- in particular one of my guests from London had her parents and new baby staying while she attended the wedding and she said the staff were excellent and kept her up to date with how the baby was doing and really made the whole experience relaxing and memorable- so thank you! They plan to return in the future they were so impressed. Please thank the chef and rest of the team for us- everything was delicious! Everyone was so friendly and they couldn't do enough for us or our guests, we really were delighted. We hope you are well. Best wishes, Cat and James
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Dear Cat & James, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team. I'm delighted to hear that your guest from London was so impressed. I have passed along your thanks to the rest of the team. We were only too pleased to have your special day here at Lough Eske Castle and look forward to welcoming you both back again. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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Hi Stephen, Just getting in touch to say a big thank you for everything in the planning of our wedding & in the day itself! Michael & I had an amazing reception in Lough Eske on 31st August & couldn't have asked for anything more for our wedding day! The food was just fabulous, service fantastic, & all the staff were so friendly. All our guests had a wonderful day & spoke extremely highly of your hotel & staff. For those who stayed, they were very impressed with their rooms & the leisure facilities. Lough Eske will always be a very special place to us & we hope to come back to visit in the future! Thank you again, you made everything so easy, enjoyable, & stress free!! Kind regards, Kathryn & Michael
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Dear Kathryn & Michael, Thank you so much for your kind compliments especially in regards to the food, the service and the rooms. I am delighted to hear that you and your guests thoroughly enjoyed your special day at Lough Eske Castle. I look forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle where it would be a pleasure to host you again. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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Dear Stephen and all the staff at Lough Eske, Thank you so much for all the help and advice you gave us for our wedding, both on the day and in the months leading up to it. You made a very daunting task much easier and we really had a wonderful time. Lough Eske will always have a special place in our hearts. Laura & Damien Mc Caughley
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Dear Laura & Damien, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Sales Manager
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We had the most amazing wedding day we could have asked for at Lough Eske Castle. The experience was magical from the minute we arrived until we left as a married couple the next day.... The service was first class, food was exceptional and the atmosphere really special! Our guests loved the castle and everybody enjoyed themselves immensely! Our wedding coordinator Stephen Bell welcomed us warmly when we first met him and did everything he could to ensure our wedding was everything we wished for! First class service from a first class hotel!!
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Dear Brenda & William, Thank you for your very kind words and thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and we were honored to have held your special day here at Lough Eske Castle and look forward to welcoming you both back again. Best regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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Wow!!! what an amazing wedding we had at lough Eske Castle. When we were Deciding on our wedding venue, we wanted a few things. Amazing food, a beautiful venue and a wonderful memorable day for ourselves and our guests. Solis provided all of this and so much more. The wedding coordinator Stephen Bell made everything so easy and hassle free for us, Meticulous in every way I knew anything we wanted would be looked after. From the menu tasting to the event planning to the wedding day itself the experience was magical. I cannot say enough about the wonderful staff, attention to detail, fabulous food and incredible setting. Thanks again to all the team at Solis for a spectacular wedding day. Oh, and we loved our newbridge silverware bride and groom gifts, such a lovely keepsake from our wedding day :-)
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Dear Aine & Niall, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and also for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding venue. I am delighted to hear that we fulfilled all of your wishes for your wedding. It was a genuine pleasure to help you to celebrate your special day and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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I could not fault Lough Eske Castle from our preparations to the actual day our Wedding was perfect. The staff were out of this world and Stephen Bell should get an award for his time, patience and care. I would recommend Lough Eske Castle to any future bride or groom. Thank you so much . <3
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Dear Mary, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for both your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. It was a delight to have your special day here at Lough Eske Castle and look forward to welcoming you both back again. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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We got married on July 25, 2015 at Lough Eske Castle. I am from California and Kieran is from Omagh, but we met and live in London. We wanted to get married in Ireland and googled several places! After speaking with Stephen over the phone for a few minutes in December we knew we had found the perfect place and a super wedding coordinator!! He helped my mother, who lives in San Francisco, plan the whole wedding! His attitude of " anything you want" and " leave that to me" was so refreshing and he really made everything we wanted, happen! My mother and I visited Lough Eske Castle in March and when we met Stephen we knew we had made the right choice!! The only time Kieran and I could come to the tasting was during Easter weekend and Stephen made that happen!! He was constantly in touch and took care of every detail. We had several items shipped to Lough Eske and Stephen had it stored for us. He arranged with the chef to have special treats delivered to our guests on arrival. He also took care of arrangements with the spa and a fishing trip for Kieran and his groomsmen. When we arrived at Lough Eske a couple of days before the wedding, Stephen was there to greet us even though it was the last day of his vacation! He made sure we were all checked in and had everything we needed. Our guests were mostly from the US and UK and loved Lough Eske Castle. The rooms are large and beautiful and the service is fantastic! The bridal suite was fabulous and we were able to entertain our whole bridal party there! From the rooms we stayed in to the welcome buffet dinner, to the wedding ceremony and ballroom dinner, the weekend was perfect! The ceremony in the Rockery was magical and Stephen and his team produced a great setting both outdoors and indoors. Lough Eske Castle was a fairy tale weekend for us and we would love to do it all over again!! Thank you Stephen and the superb staff at Lough Eske Castle for a truly memorable wedding weekend!!!
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Dear Nisha & Kieran, The entire team here at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you chose us for your Wedding Day. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by the all of us. It was a pleasure to help you plan your wedding from over sea's. I am so delighted to hear that one of the most important days of your life was so memorable and that you had a fairy tale weekend. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to see you both again sometime soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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We planned our big day from abroad but the whole process could not have gone any smoother. Mark and his team were always available and could not have made the day and more special for us and our family and friends.
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Dear Trina & Brian, I would like to thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day and I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Mark Langford. Catering & Conference Coordinator
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My new wife Laura and I held our wedding reception at Lough Eske Castle, Donegal. To say it went perfectly was an understatement. As much as any couple, we were a little fussy. But, for Stephen Bell and his team, nothing was too much trouble. If they didn't have what we wanted - they found it. If we were unsure of anything - they tracked down the answers. If we had an idea, thought or eleventh-hour whim of any description - they got it done, and did so with a smile on their face. In the lead up to the wedding, we dealt exclusively with Stephen - wedding coordinator at Lough Eske. We didn't have much of a clue about the fine detail, the nuts and bolts of organising a wedding, but he walked and talked us through the whole thing. In truth, he made what could have been a very stressful experience simple, straightforward and enjoyable. (Especially the pre-wedding food tasting. A major perk, that). Moreover, he never tried to push in to blowing cash on unnecessary extras. He asked what we wanted, and, when it came to the day, he and his team delivered in a big way. On the day itself, Stephen's right hand man - who's name escapes me at this second - was incredibly attentive, efficient and, well, likeable. He made sure table service throughout dinner ran like clockwork, and he watched like a hawk to ensure Laura and I had everything we needed before we needed it. The food was great, too. Top-notch. (It still amazes me how they can cook so many dishes at the same time, and still deliver restaurant quality grub). All in, it was a seamless, extremely professional operation; made even better by the waiters, waitresses and bar staff who, in the way only Donegal folk can, went about their business with a genuine warmth and no small amount of expertise. I should mention that it rained buckets on the day. But, somehow, once we arrived at the hotel, it simply didn't matter. We had a truly amazing time.
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Dear Paul & Laura, The Ladies and Gentlemen of Lough Eske Castle are delighted you chose us for your Wedding Day. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by the entire team. I am so delighted to hear that one of the most important days of your life was seamless and that you had a truly amazing time. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to see you both again sometime soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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From the very initial email to enquire more information we had first class responses inviting us to come and look around the castle. Stephen and Donal were exceptional; they were so welcoming and friendly and gave us all the information that we were looking for to see if our dream wedding could come to life in this amazing castle. They were always quick to respond to emails and phone calls answering our questions and even going out of their way to fulfill special requests. We were then invited to our menu tasting which was another first class experience. All the staff are so welcoming and friendly and it was as if we had knew them forever. Stephen had also gave us information on recommended companies for dressing the ball room, music and even an ice cream kart. As a creative person I wanted to design and create our own special theme and this was greatly welcomed without any restrictions. The day before the wedding we had loads of jeeps and vans bring all the trees, tree trunk slabs, lanterns etc and Anthony was straight out with the staff helping to carry everything in to a room that they had provided us for storage. We also had the space to dress the tables the night before and make the bouquets, along with extra help from the staff especially Alison. It rained all night and the morning of the wedding and it was our dream to have our ceremony outside in the rockery; Stephen let us make the decision just an hour before the ceremony and thankfully the rain had cleared up and all staff were at hand with umbrellas just encase. They also had the ballroom prepared for plan B. Every part of our wedding was delightful and made special by the staff and the amazing castle, we cannot thank them enough. Our guests were blown away with the kindness of staff, the exceptional food, the surroundings and they all commented how it was the best wedding they had even been to. The staff all went out of their way to help us and made us fell like a prince and princess.
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Dear Wendy & Glen, First of all I would like to genuinely thank you for your kind words and for choosing Lough Eske Castle to be your wedding venue. Your compliments are appreciated by the whole team here at the castle and I am ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your special day so much - especially with regards to the menu tasting, the welcoming and friendly staff and the surroundings. It was a pleasure to ensure that you got your dream wedding here at Lough Eske and I was delighted that you were able to get married outside in the Rockery. I hope that I can welcome you back to the castle in the future. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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We had a June Wedding that was absolutely magical at Lough Eske Castle. My husband and I are both from the US and planned the entire wedding from home abroad. Steven and his team (we love Nigel!) were so amazing at handling my questions from the first inquiry to the months and days leading up to the wedding. They set an easy timeline together to keep us on track and not overwhelmed. They took amazing care of my guests and the wedding was absolutely perfect! We were able to hold the ceremony outside in the rockery and it was beautiful! I would recommend this location and team to any future bride.
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Dear Karen, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to also thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it was my pleasure to have helped guide you through the planning from beginning to end. We were only too pleased to have your special day here at Lough Eske Castle and look forward to welcoming you both back again. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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Lough Eske is the best place to get married in Ireland. Knowing we wanted to get married in Ireland, we began to research the best places across the country. From an initial longlist of best venues, we were able to work out our list into a shortlist. Once we met Stephen Bell and the team at Lough Eske we knew instantly that Lough Eske would be our venue. The arrival to Lough Eske is impressive, but what really appealed to us was the genuine warm welcome and hospitality we received by Stephen and everyone at Lough Eske. From our first visit, Stephen explained everything involved in the planning and made it very easy for us. He is an expert at planning and went into the very fine details that we didn't even think about! The preparation provided for us ensured that we weren't stressed at any point leading up to, or on, our big day. The service at Lough Eske is outstanding too. Having guests coming from the US, Sweden, Germany and all over Ireland and the UK, many commented on how exceptionally friendly the staff were and how the service was the best they have ever received. This added to making our special day even better and the day flowed smoothly with no problems whatsoever. If you want to save an immense amount of time and research, we strongly recommend you choose Lough Eske Castle hotel as your wedding venue. Everything will be perfect!
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Dear Anika, Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by the entire team here at Lough Eske Castle and we are delighted you chose us for your Wedding Day. I am so delighted to hear that one of the most important days of your life was so special and stress free. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to see you both again sometime soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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We can only give this hotel 5 stars for the most wonderful wedding experience. When they tell you not to worry and that they will take care of the detail...believe me, they really mean it. Here's a few reasons why it was so good: 1) the venue - it's a castle! What's not to love?! 2) the staff - they're so helpful and friendly, not at all stuffy so they make you feel right at home while also completely taking care of you. 3) the food - exceptional menu choices and delivered impeccably. 4) the 'restaurant experience' during the meal - don't you hate it when you're at a wedding and you're only getting main course while the people on the other side of the room are on desert?! Well, not at Lough Eske! There's something very special about everyone being served at the same time. 5) Flexibility - Stephen was great for not being a stickler for the rules (within reason). Little things like letting us mix and match some of the menu choices really made it for us. Also if you're worried about the room being too big or too small...don't! We booked it thinking our numbers would be bigger and then i worried a little about only having half the room or it feeling really empty. Thanks to Stephen it worked out perfectly - we had 2/3 of the room open for dinner and then in the other bit the band set up during dinner and after we opened it all up...so the the party was revealed! It meant we could have our top table by the rockery but were then able to have the bar open in the room during the dancing. 6) The rooms - I would move in tomorrow if I could!! They're just out of this world! 7) The spa and pool - lots of our friends stayed for the wknd and it was fantastic to have such great facilties on site. 8) The bar - great for a casual drink around the wedding itself and fab bar food too! We just loved everything about our time at the hotel and really enjoyed the whole experience - thanks so much to Stephen and the rest of the staff for ensuring we had the time of our lives!
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Dear Laura, The entire team here at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you chose us for your Wedding Day. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by all of the staff. I am so delighted to hear that one of the most important days of your life was such a wonderful wedding experience and that you had the time of your lives. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to see you both again sometime soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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Having a small intimate wedding in a castle in Ireland was my ultimate goal. I searched for hours through countless websites looking for something to catch my eye. While all of the other castles I viewed were beautiful, Lough Eske had the perfect mix of old world traditional Irish castle flair mixed with the right touch of upscale modern luxury hotel. From the moment we met Stephen we felt completely comfortable and knew he had our best interests in mind, his suggestion for us to use the library for our ceremony was absolutely the perfect choice. He took my dress and the my husbands tux and had them pressed and cleaned as they undoubtedly had wrinkles from our flight. The staff at the hotel couldn't have been more accommodating either, they were always pleasant, eager to engage in conversation and incredibly friendly. Bernard, one of the servers during our cocktail hour and dinner reception, was exceptionally attentive and even answered our guests questions with a "wee" history lesson on burning peat in Ireland. It was a nice surprise to have received rose petals and truffles waiting in our room after our ceremony & reception. Stephen and all of the staff at Lough Eske helped make our wedding day truly a day we will never forget. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Thankfully we can and undoubtably will return one day.
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Dear Carla, The entire team here at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you chose us as your wedding venue. Your lovely compliments and feedback are appreciated by the whole team here at Lough Eske Castle. I am so delighted to hear that your special day was so memorable and that you are eager to return. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to see you both again one day soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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We had our wedding at Lough Eske Castle on 20th April 2015 and we couldn't have chosen a better venue. We had to plan our wedding from Australia, so it was quite a daunting experience not knowing where to start in the planning process and not being able to see everything in person, but Stephen the wedding planner was amazing. From our initial contact with him he completely put us at ease and helped us through the whole process, nothing was too much trouble for him, he is excellent at what he does. We stayed for 5 nights at the hotel, arriving the day before the wedding and the staff were excellent. They had made a point in knowing our names and were very friendly and professional. Everything on the wedding day went perfectly thanks to Stephen and the catering team. We had the ceremony in the presidential suite which was stunning and then on to the ballroom for reception. Our photographs and storybook were all done on the hotel grounds and it was just stunning. Some of our guests had never been before and they were in awe of the castle and the grounds. The reception food was outstanding and as my sister was vegan, Stephen and the chef had been in contact with her to create a menu that would cater for her needs that she would enjoy. The bar staff were also amazing, special thanks to Bernard who had stayed with us until the end of the night, great barman. The day after the wedding we also had a BBQ outside to celebrate my husbands 30th and the food was unbelievable, especially the deserts. To all the staff at Solis Lough Eske, the biggest thank you, especially Stephen. You ensured we had the most memorable wedding 30th and 'mini moon' we could have ever wanted. We really appreciate everything you have done for us and we can't wait until the next trip back home to book in to the Castle again.
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Dear Claire, We here at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you chose us for your Wedding Day. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by the all of us. It was a pleasure to help you plan your wedding from Australia. I am so delighted to hear that one of the most important days of your life was so memorable and that you had a fantastic Wedding, 30th and 'Mini-Moon' here at the castle. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. I look forward to welcoming you both back next time you're home at Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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From the beginning Stephen and all the staff at Lough Eske were wonderful, helping to put our minds at ease and open to every possible thought or idea we had. As we were organising things from relatively far away it was of great importance to us that we could work closely with someone to plan the day, and in ensuring this Stephen Bell was fantastic; always available, quick to help and offering guidance and support at every point. On the day itself, we could not have wished for more. Despite a hiccup or two everything was carried off beyond all of our hopes and expectations, and a huge number of friends and family complemented us for several of the little touches which were in fact provided by hotel staff. The staff were polite, accomodating and guaranteed that everything went exactly as we hoped. It would be impossible for us to recommend Lough Eske more!
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Dear Aoife & Kevin, The entire team here at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you chose us for your Wedding Day. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by all of us. I am so delighted to hear that your wedding day was everything you wanted it to be. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. I hope to welcome you both back to Lough Eske Castle again sometime soon. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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Our wedding day on December 12th 2014 was a truly wonderful day, with the highlight of the day been our reception at the Lough Eske Castle, outside Donegal Town. This was thanks to the attentive & professional staff, in particular Stephen, Anthony & Niamh who could not possibly have done any more for us on the day. We met Stephen on Saturday 6th September 2014 and asked him if he had any free Friday's or Saturday's for that December. I don't think he believed us when we told him we were indeed planning our wedding for that time. From the moment we secured Friday 12th Dec, Stephen dilligently navigated us through all the necessary plans to host a wedding reception for 100 people. We didn't have the worry about a thing and completely trusted that Stephen had everything under control. The wedding reception was better than we could ever have imagined. Stephen welcomed us with a glass of champagne and chaperoned us into the foyer, whereby we saw all of our guests mingling, enjoying the canapes, champagne & all the other delights on offer. The attention to detail from the staff was evident everywhere i.e. the table layouts, the lighting, the table service, the background music. We were served the most amazing meal, which was commented on by many of our guests. The whole evening was magical and our wedding day was followed by an equally memorable day, spending time with our family & friends, enjoying the wonderful ambience & hospitality of the Lough Eske hotel. We would like to thank all of the staff at Lough Eske, who really helped to make our day one that we will remember forever. Stephen Bell is a consummate professional and a wonderful asset to the Lough Eske. We would highly recommend the Lough Eske hotel for any special occasion particualry a wedding; one would travel a long way before encountering a place as special as the Solis Lough Eske Castle.
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Dear Catriona & Tadgh, The entire team here at Lough Eske Castle are delighted you chose us for your Wedding Day. Your kind compliments and feedback are genuinely appreciated by all of us. I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to see you both again sometime soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best Regards, Stephen Bell. Wedding Coordinator.
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Our wedding was everything we dreamed it would be and more. The staff at the castle could not do enough for us and the attention to detail in all of our requests was perfect and professional. I still can't quite believe how perfect it all was! The night before the wedding we were told that the original bottles of wine we had order for our guests had not been delivered. As an apology, we were offered the more expensive wine for our guests, for no extra cost, as an alternative, and a complementary bottle of wine was delivered to my room the night before for me and my bridesmaids to approve- which of course we did! The whole build up to the wedding was enjoyable and stress free- our favourite part by far was tasting the food options and choosing the menu! Having the restaurant to ourselves and being served a variety of dishes was heaven- the hardest part was trying to choose between such delicious choices! Our wedding guests still talk about how the food was the best food they had ever had at a wedding! And the service was impeccable- their wine glasses where never empty! Thank you to all the staff at Lough Eske Castle, we cannot wait to return for our wedding anniversary Mr and Mrs Parks 16th August
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Dear Mr and Mrs Parks, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. We are glad that the complication with the wine didn't diminish your enjoyment of the day. We were only too pleased to have your special day here at Lough Eske Castle and look forward to welcoming you both back again. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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From start to finish we had a magical experience with Solis Lough Eske hotel. ...from the warm welcoming staff....who always remembered My name even when we went back for our 1st anniversary.....to the beautiful surroundings. I honestly cannot fault anything....and will continue to return every year to reminisce on our perfect special day. The venue holds a really special place in my heart and I just feel so happy every time I visit. Expensive but Worth every penny. You can't buy these memories.
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Dear Noelle, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much to return for your 1st anniversary. We were only too pleased to have your special day here at Lough Eske Castle and look forward to welcoming you back once again. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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I was married at Lough Eske Castle in August 2013. I am American and live in Boston and my now husband is from Ireland. Our families come from Donegal and after seeing Lough Eske in action for a cousins wedding, we knew this was going to be amazing. Our wedding was flawless. The venue is stunning and the staff are the nicest, most accommodating and helpful group of people you will ever encounter. From the back of house team to the Stephen and Donal who overseeing planning and execution, they are amazing. We even had staff we met a few months prior, adjust their schedule so they could work our wedding. I could never suggest a place more. Our guests still rave about the venue, food, decor and staff. Anyone looking for a dream venue with staff who couldn't possibly leave you with a thing to worry about should be married at Lough Eske Castle. We are already planning our return to this truly special and romantic place. Thank you for everything Lough Eske!
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Dear Megan, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. Especially considering that you traveled so far to get married. We were only too pleased to have your special day here at Lough Eske Castle and look forward to seeing you both again. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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Hi Stephen, Donal & Staff, We just wanted to thank you all for helping us have our perfect wedding day at Lough Eske. From the moment we started dealing with Stephen he was full of honest and helpful tips which took away of alot our last minute stress. From the instant our guests arrived at the venue they were treated like royalty. Everyone has been raving about how helpful the staff were and how gorgeous the castle and its grounds were as well as the food. A few of our tables even collected extra tips for their waiters as they seen to their every need throughout the evening. As for Kevin and myself, we could not be more grateful to all the staff for making our day special. Every member of staff we met were extremely helpful and pleasant. They could not have done enough for us. Even when we were leaving Donal was a great help to my dad and brother who were charged with removing all the flowers and decor to take back home. It had all been safely stowed away in Donal's office and he didn't hesitate to pitch in with some of the heavy lifting. We received 5 * service throughout our wedding from preparations to clean-up! This venue does have a price attached to it, but if you are considering it - let us just say that it was a decision we will never regret. Every detail was perfect and we got what we paid for and some! Thank you all!
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Hello Clara & Kevin, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much - especially with regard to the food, and our exceptional employees. We were only too pleased to have your special day here at Lough Eske Castle. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Coordinator
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Hi Stephen & Donal A massive thank you to yourselves and your wonderful staff for making our big day so magical and memorable. It truly is the most wonderful of venues for a Wedding and I would highly recommend it to others. The bedrooms oozed luxury and comfort and the function room was set up beautifully. I have heard nothing but positive comments from my guests about the meal and the friendly staff. Thanks again to you all. Myself and John will certainly be booking a return visit, as will many of our guests. Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous
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Dear Stephen, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very kind words and to thank you for choosing to celebrate your Wedding with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. We were only too pleased to have your special day here at Lough Eske Castle. Best regards, Stephen Bell Wedding Sales Manager
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Hi Noreen & Marleen, Thank you so much for all your help in making our big day so fabulous! Everything really was so perfect, the room was beautiful, everyone enjoyed their meal and we have heard nothing but great comments back about the friendly attitude of your staff. I have a feeling a lot of our guests will be treating themselves to a return visit! I know we will! We certainly will recommend your hotel to others for their wedding. Thanks again.
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Dear Laura & Conor, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & the team at Lough Eske Castle.
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Noreen, Just a quick email before we fly off on our honeymoon to say thanks for the absolutely outstanding day lough eske gave us! From the venue to the meal to the rooms and the staff we have no complaints, only praise and that is also on behalf of all of our guests. We were both sad having to leave yesterday, despite the fact we're going on honeymoon today. Will be in touch when we return but had to let you know how brilliant our day was before leaving!! Thanks Noreen and please send our sincere gratitude to all at lough eske!
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Dear Nadine & Paddy, Thank you so much for your kind compliments and of course for choosing Lough Eske Castle as your wedding Venue. I am delighted that your enjoyed your special day. I am looking forward to welcoming you both back to Lough Eske Castle again. Best regards, Stephen & the team at Lough Eske Castle.
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Good morning Noreen and Marleen,   We really can't thank you enough for our wedding on Wednesday 21st September. It was the most truly perfect day! The run up to the wedding was more stressful that I could possibly have imagined, and because of that I was just waiting to see what else would go wrong on the day itself. But I can honestly say everything was so perfect it blew us and all of our guests away! Tomorrow will be 4 weeks since our big day and people are still absolutely raving about everything. I really can't even put into words how thrilled we are that we choose Solis Lough Eske Castle as our wedding venue. Each and every member of staff was super, so attentive and helpful but also it was fantastic that they all took a genuine interest in us a people, they went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect.   The help and support that you both provided was fantastic. Bernie from the spa did a super job with my make-up, especially seeing as I don't wear any, she had quite a challenge! The ladies on reception were fabulous, as was the man that was on reception late the night before the wedding, I'm sure he was glad when I finally went to bed as I was back and forward for various items! On the wedding day itself, the Australian man (I think his name was Mark) that looked after us during the meal was exceptional, nothing at all was a problem - we felt like royalty. Also, I must mention Michael the Porter! He made quite an impression on lots of our guests - he was really super!   The food... what can I say?!? Each breakfast, lunch, dinner and the wedding meal itself was perfection! People just couldn't get over how amazing everything was!   We were so thrilled that we really can't wait to come back again!  We really can't thank you enough - without meaning to sound cheesy, we had our dream wedding day. Thank you both for everything!
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Noreen, Thank you so much for all your help, support (and patience) in the run up to our wedding. We had an absolutely amazing day – it couldn’t have been better. Our guests have not stopped raving about the castle, food and excellent staff. See you again in November for Karen’s big day, Thanks Again
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Hi Noreen, Thanks for everything we had a fantastic day and everything was just so perfect thanks to you and all the team. Our guests were just amazed with the place and we are getting thank you cards from them thanking us for the great day, venue, food and accommodation. Ye really did go the extra mile! No doubt we will see you in lough Eske at some stage. Many thanks
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Hi Noreen, We are back from our honeymoon in Bali and just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day as smooth and successful as it was. We had a blast as did all of our guests. The food was excellent as always. Thanks again,
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Dear Noreen, I want to thank you so much for your hospitality, help and advice in the build up to our wedding and for such a brilliant day. We had such a great day. The reception we received on arrival was superb, the hospitality throughout the day was remarkable and the service to ourselves and our guests was brilliant. What can I say about the food, ... fantastic. We were so happy with the meal and several of our guests commented on their fantastic day and great food they received. Having received some of our wedding photographs the surroundings of the castle were gorgeous despite the rainy day. I just want to thank you again and all the staff at Solis Lough Eske for all your help and for making our day so special. Kind Regards
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Hi Marleen, I hope you are keeping well, I back to work and back to reality again now but I would like to say a big thank you for all you have done for us on the months running upto and on our wedding day, We will forward you a proper thank you once we get sorted out but I just wanted to drop you a line beforehand. Your help and assistance was very much appreciated and we look forward to many many more visits to the hotel over the years to come! I hope we weren't too hard to deal with lol    
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Dear Noreen, A big THANK YOU to you for all your help and support with our wedding planning.   We were delighted with the wedding reception, thank you. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. The venue was quite simply stunning and the staffing was both relaxed yet attentive throughout the day. A special thanks to you Noreen for your efforts over the last six months or so in helping us to bring everything together.  We really appreciate your support.  It was a fantastic day which we will treasure in our memories for a long time to come. Once again, thanks again for your help in making the day so special.  We are very grateful to you and to all the staff at Solis Lough Eske Castle.   Best wishes,
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Hi Marleen, I hope you are keeping well. This email is long over due! Judith and I just wanted to say a BIG 'Thank You' to you and your team for making our wedding on 16th March this year so memorable. We felt at home in Lough Eske and funny enough we didn't want to leave! Our guests, on the day, are still talking about the fantastic staff welcome, service and your attention to detail. We have very fond memories thinking about our wedding day and we wanted to share our gratitude with you and the staff at Lough Eske. We are planning to return to Lough Eske for our first wedding anniversary and we hope to see you there if you are around. Again, a genuine appreciation for all you did to make our big day so memorable. Kind regards,
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