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Carrickdale Hotel & Spa

Carrickarnon Ravensdale, Carrickcarnan, Dundalk, Louth
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The Carrickdale Hotel & Spa is a stunning wedding venue in County Louth.  Its stunning landscaped gardens is simply beautiful for photography and our ballrooms are refurbished to reflect the highest standards we offer at the Carrickdale Hotel.  

With 110 luxurious bedrooms, your guests can enjoy the wedding day itself and dance into the early hours and make a night of it. 

Why not relax in our Serenity Spa's superb thermal suite and peaceful treatment rooms or after the wedding in our outdoor hot tub overlooking the superb gardens with the Cooley and Mourne Mountains as its backdrop. 

For summer weddings, we have a garden bar and barbecue which we can offer our couples to continue their celebrations the following day. 


22 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 6th Nov 2021
Wedding 4th Nov 2021
We have recently got married here in the carrickdale Hotel and we could not recommend them enough. We had Rachel as our wedding coordinator and she could not have been more helpful and was always on hand. The staff were very accommodating with last minute changes and with any needs throughout the day. We have already had so many compliments from our guests on the tasty food aswel as the venue itself! Anyone looking for a wedding venue I would highly recommend the carrickdale from all aspects of your big day. Very memorable day in the most positive of ways
Shane & Alexandra
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 7th Oct 2021
Wow..this is the only word we can use for this amazing venue! Between The staff, the decor, the grounds, the attentiveness honestly being treated like complete royalty from preparations until even after the wedding! We had our wedding reception in the bernish suite in the Carrickdale just under a week ago and we couldnt have dreamed of a more magical day! Nothing was too much trouble for them between our whole bridal party & also the guests were treated like kings and queens! Have never seen staff members so attentive caring and willing to make everyone's day and night effortlessly brilliant! Aside from this the food is 2nd to none! The Chef is fantastic, my guests ranted and raved about how delicious every course was & also how there glass was never empty! The rooms are so stunning, with everything you ever need in them, this was our 3rd wedding date because of covid & they made us feel so calm and assured us with every time they would make it special, put us at so much ease! Special thank you to our wedding co-ordinater earth angel is all I could call her! Such a kind selfless helpful and genuinely amazing girl! The carrickdale is blessed to have her she was nothing short of fantastic! every little part of our experience with the carrickdale has been incredible and I would highly recommend them to any newly engaged couple! TOP CLASS! thanks so much again..alex & shane x
Shane & Niamh
Added 2nd Nov 2021
Wedding 25th Sep 2021
Not enough words to say how happy we were with the Carrickdale. From the beginning Michelle and her team have just been the dream to deal with. Going to the hotel on a regular basis prior to getting engaged there was only ever one place we wanted our wedding venue to be. From the lead up to the wedding there was nothing was too much of an ask, I was very particular with certain things we wanted in the arrivals and even with COVID Michelle and her team done everything to ensure they were able to accommodate. Guests are still talking about the food, service and professionalism throughout the day, everything was simply outstanding. Walking into the Bernish Suite, the decor was beautiful and the room looked stunning. As for the gardens, our photographs are out of this world and more than we could ever dreamed of. Thanks for everything, we could sit back, relax and enjoy our day as we knew we could trust the Carrickdale to deliver everything we could have wanted. Thanks a million.
Ciara & Chris Slane
Added 20th Sep 2021
Wedding 17th Sep 2021
Such an amazing venue! We could not fault the service from start to finish! We had a humanist wedding so we had our ceremony at the venue and the setting was fantastic. David the manager looked after us throughout and was excellent at ensuring we picked the correct package for our needs and which was value for money. The food was outstanding! The service by the bar, function, reception and housekeeping departments was all brilliant and very professional. We had a lot of guests who stayed in the hotel and they all raved about it’s facilities and service. The gardens topped it all off for some gorgeous wedding pictures. Highly recommended as a wedding venue or any other occasion!
Shay Barry
Added 6th Sep 2021
Wedding 4th Sep 2021
Having spent some time visiting Wedding venues around the area myself and my then fiancée decided on the Carrickdale Hotel and Spa for our big day. Michelle was extremely knowledgeable and knew exactly what it would take to make our day special. We had initially booked for September 2020 but due to the pandemic we decided it would be for the best to push things out for a year. We were given a list of available dates for 2021 and after contacting all of our suppliers managed to find a date that suited them all. By the time we got back to the hotel this date had been provisionally booked by another couple but Michelle somehow worked her magic and freed up our chosen date again! As the big day approached we felt the communication from the hotel was excellent and we were never left wondering about any aspect of the wedding. On the day, the red carpet was rolled out and walking through the doors Michelle, as promised, took all the stress out of our day and made sure all the little details were taken care of, whether it be attending to those with dietary requirements or rescuing my wife’s bouquet at the end of the night! The gardens are kept immaculate and looked fantastic, we can’t wait to see them in our photographs when we get them. The food was absolutely delicious, the only problem I had was not being able to eat it all! The room itself was stunning, even though we spent very little time there we were able to kick back and relax and rest our weary bones… it had been a long day! Breakfast the next morning really hit the spot, and Michelle was there again like the Duracell bunny making sure we were well looked after! All in all we were delighted to have picked the Carrickdale as our venue, all of our guests had a brilliant time and myself and my wife would recommend it as the place to go!
Thomas & Paula Mc Keown.
Added 8th Sep 2021
Wedding 3rd Sep 2021
Highly, highly recommend the Carrickdale Hotel for your wedding. We had both ceremony and reception there and David looked after us impeccably! Nothing was any problem even with all the date changes due to the pandemic. David was very helpful and understanding and made us, our parents and guests all feel so special. Food is outstanding, atmosphere is fabulous, quality of service first rate, not to mention the gardens for photos… wow! Attention to detail in every area is 100%. Best day ever!!
Aoife & Aidan Bowes
Added 19th Aug 2021
Wedding 12th Aug 2021
We had our wedding in the Carrickdale hotel on the 12th of August. We could not thank the staff in this hotel enough for their amazing service. The wedding coordinator David was absolutely amazing to deal with he went above and beyond no request was too much. The whole experience was a pleasure from booking our wedding with David to the wedding day itself. The food was 10 out of 10 our guests were all raving about how delicious the meal was. The gardens at the hotel are spectacular and are perfect for wedding pictures. The Carrickdale is only 40 minutes from Dublin and offer amazing packages. We would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a top class wedding venue.
Kristina McDonald
Added 8th Aug 2021
Wedding 3rd Aug 2021
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception in Carrickdale Hotel on the 3rd August 2021. The day was perfect from start to finish. It was so well organised that it really put me and my husband at ease. We had both our ceremony and reception in the Ravensdale Suit. We couldn't believe how beautifully the room was decorated! The gardens are spectacular, plenty of different spots for photos at the Bridge, fountain and pond. Amazing flowers and the grass is pristine! The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were so lovely. Special shout out to David, our wedding coordinator. David made sure our day was just how we had wanted it. Overall I would highly recommend Carrickdale for a wedding!
Marie-Therese and Marc Mallon
Added 12th Sep 2021
Wedding 9th Jul 2021
We got married in the Carrickdale Hotel on Friday 9th July 2021, it was an unforgettable day and night, and we would like to thank all the outstanding members of staff who went above and beyond to provide such a great service and meet all our needs. It was our 4th time trying to get married due to covid-19! From the start, David, our wedding coordinator couldn't do enough for us and made sure every single detail was taken care of. The food was excellent and everything ran like clockwork on the day. We particularly recommend the Baked Alaska for dessert, and the way it was presented to our guests was an extra bonus. The reception room was dressed superbly and the hotel gardens were spectacular for our photographs. Our guests were very pleased with all aspects and several commented that it was the best wedding they've been to in a long time. We simply cannot fault the service the Carrickdale Hotel provided us with, and we would highly recommend choosing here as your wedding venue. Thank you to all the staff at the Carrickdale Hotel for making our wedding so memorable. We will always appreciate it. Mr & Mrs Mallon
Ciara and Philip McClean
Added 11th Jul 2021
Wedding 8th Jul 2021
Myself and my husband have just had our wedding in the carrickdale hotel. This was the third date due to restrictions. The wedding was better than I could of imagined, from Michelle to taking all the stress away and making the day perfect! Pauline for the service ensuring all our glasses were topped up. To Peter shane and cara in the secret garden the next day! The food was the best meal ever the relaxed atmosphere in the hotel, really allowed all our guests and us enjoy every minute and celebrate with us. I would most certainly recommend the carrickdale to any couple for their wedding!!! To all the team thank you all soo much love Mr and Mrs McClean
Declan & Vivienne Doyle
Added 25th Jun 2021
Wedding 19th Jun 2021
Our wedding took place on 19th June 2021, we had an amazing day at the Carrickdale hotel. David our wedding coordinator couldn’t do enough for us and our guests. The staff at the carrickdale made sure to cater to everyone’s needs and are extremely accommodating. David made sure that the day was as perfect, with no request being too much. I’d highly recommend this venue to any couple getting married, the customer service is exceptional - every question answered immediately. The food was beautiful, rooms fabulous, and the setting for the photos (stunning gardens!) amazing. We really couldn’t of asked for anything more. Thanks David & team, we thoroughly enjoyed!
Aoife & Paul Rice
Added 14th Jan 2021
Wedding 31st Dec 2020
We had booked our wedding for August 2020, with covid restrictions we then changed it to February 2021. With a new lockdown on the cards and with a few days notice we brought the big forward to New Years Eve 2020. What can we say, a day of perfection from start to finish. Michelle and her team pulled out all the stops to make our day extra special. The Carrickdale were so accommodating and went above and beyond, a perfect day from start to finish. Jo and Paul behind the bar were so welcoming and made all our guests feel so relaxed. From the food to the service to the atmosphere it was outstanding! The Christmas decor was fabulous for the photos. We would highly recommended the Carrickdale to anyone, nothing was a problem and we can’t wait to get back.
Deirdre & David
Added 17th Feb 2021
Wedding 30th Dec 2020
We had our wedding here in December 2020 under Covid restrictions we were only able to have 25 guests. To most people the thought of this would be terrifying but Michelle made our experience so easy and stress free. She helped us out every step of the way and we felt completely taken care of! I cannot recommend the Carrickdale Hotel enough for anyone who is getting married. They went above and beyond to make sure that everything was running smootly and that everything was taken care of. I was extremely impressed with how they catered so well to my vegan diet. We really had the best day, despite the restrictions that were in place at the time!
Ryan & Orlaith Doyle
Added 5th Jan 2021
Wedding 28th Dec 2020
We held our wedding reception in the Bernish Suite of the Carrickdale on Monday 28th December 2020. Our wedding co-ordinator David could not have done enough for us, especially as we had to postpone our wedding from July to December. It was an extremely stressful time, trying to plan a wedding with the ever-changing restrictions but the Carrickdale went above and beyond to make it a smooth process. We could not recommend the Carrickdale enough. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing, and the staff were brilliant. The Bernish suite décor was beautiful and the gardens were the perfect location for our wedding photos. Even with the restrictions and the reduced numbers we had the best day and would not change a thing. We can not thank the Carrickdale enough for everything they did to make our day so special. We would highly recommend the Carrickdale to any couple looking for a wedding venue. Thanks for everything!!
Nichola & Patrick McCoy
Added 9th Jan 2021
Wedding 26th Dec 2020
On Saturday December 26th 2020, our wedding reception took place in the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa. We would like express our sincere appreciation to the McParland family, Michelle Barrett (our wedding co-ordinator), and all of the staff of this fabulous hotel and wedding venue. We can’t even begin to imagine how difficult this past 12 months has been for the owners, management and staff of the Carrickdale, however not one portion of this hardship, financial or otherwise, was passed on to us at any stage. We originally booked the Lacey’s Suite for July 25th and Michelle had planned an amazing summer wedding for us. Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone and reschedule. Throughout our entire wedding process, Michelle was outstanding. From the very first phone call in March, Michelle endeavoured to ensure we had the Wedding Day that we always dreamed of. Despite the ever-changing guidelines, Michelle continuously worked closely with us to make all of the necessary re-arrangements. She was always there for us and genuinely cared. We cannot thank her enough. We always wanted to get married in the Carrickdale, however our Wedding Day exceeded all of our expectations. From the picturesque gardens that we used for our photographs, to the spectacular décor and surroundings in the Bernish Suite for our reception, we and our guests were blown away. The service and meal provided was top class, as once again Michelle, and the staff, ensured that everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish. It was a day we will never forget. We would highly recommend the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa to any recently engaged couple who are planning a wedding. We certainly hope to be able to celebrate many more happy occasions here in the years ahead and look forward to returning to the hotel in the near future. Look no further for the perfect wedding venue!
Leesa and Gareth
Added 22nd Nov 2020
Wedding 21st Nov 2020
We booked our wedding with the Carrickdale last minute as our original hotel cancelled. From the first time we got in contact with the hotel they have been nothing but amazing!! They were so accommodating, and went the extra mile to ensure our day was an amazing day we will never forget! Both David and especially Peter were absolutely amazing!! I’m actually delighted that the original hotel cancelled cuz there was nothing could’ve matched the service we received from the staff in the carrickdale!! The food was five star! All the guests raved about it! And the service left absolutely nothing to be desired! The accommodation was top class!! The only downside is now that I’m married I can’t book them for another wedding!!! They definitely know how to make a small wedding feel like it’s as big as the biggest one they ever thrown!
Tara & Keith Higgins
Added 25th Oct 2020
Wedding 23rd Oct 2020
We had our wedding at the Carrickdale on Friday 23 October 2020. Where do I start , just brilliant service from start to finish . Michelle our wedding coordinator was just fantastic, with so much uncertainty with our wedding due to covid restrictions , Michelle went above and beyond to keep in touch with us the whole time in the run up to our wedding to make sure things went ok . We are very fortunate for our wedding to go ahead . The staff , the food , the service was just brilliant . We had the best day with our 25 guests and wouldn’t have it any other way .
Emma Rooney
Added 10th Oct 2020
Wedding 3rd Oct 2020
We got married on 3rd October 2020 with reduced numbers at the Carrickdale Hotel, Co. Louth. I want to put up this post to recommend to other brides and grooms how amazing the Carrickdale were to both of us. Our wedding was everything we could have asked for with our closest family and friends. We abided by the social distancing regulations and still had an unbelievable wedding. The food, service and attention to detail were fantastic. If I could do it all over again I would.
Ciaràn & Cathy McGreevy
Added 15th Oct 2020
Wedding 2nd Oct 2020
We held our wedding reception in the Bernish Suite of the Carrickdale on 02/10/2020. Our wedding co-ordinator Michelle couldn't have done enough for us, especially through this difficult time. Planning a wedding through Covid-19 hasnt being easy but the Carrickdale helped us in every way possible.  Everything from start to finish was brillant, the food was beautful and the staff were great. The gardens are a pertect location for wedding photos and the Bernish Suite decor is stylish and elegant. We highly reccommend the Carrickdale to any couple looking for a wedding venue. Thanks again for everything.
Martina and Daniel kelly
Added 15th Sep 2020
Wedding 11th Sep 2020
This hotel did everything they could for us in what was a strange time to get married. They accommodated many date and number changes. Our wedding co-ordinator david did everything he could for us and was always very open honest and empathetic. We had an amazing day with close family and friends, it might not have been the wedding we planned but it was still amazing and very special. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. My guests all enjoyed the accomadation and facilities the hotel had to offer. Happy bride and groom.
Added 29th Sep 2020
Wedding 3rd Sep 2020
They only had bad news for us as our wedding was postponed, guest list cut and a curfew time but they were very helpful and still made it feel like a wedding
Angeline Keown
Added 10th Mar 2020
Wedding 22nd Feb 2020
This hotel is the best in making a couples wedding dreams come true. The staff and the wedding co ordinating staff especially David who was ours could not do more than enough for us, they all went above and beyond in making our wedding the most spectacular day of our lives . They included our daughters in everything which for us gave us the special touch . I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough . The food food as amazing alway offering more and nothing was a bother . 3 weeks later our guests are still complimenting this wonderful hotel to us for there amazing hospitality. We can’t thank you all enough for the exquisite service yous all provided . 10/10 thanks so much Mr and Mrs keown 22.02.20
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