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Darver Castle

Readypenny, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Capacity
280
Reviews (59) 5/5
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Dating back to the 15th Century, Darver Castle is a spectacular setting for your romantic and magical wedding. The Castle is surrounded by beautiful mature trees, gardens, and lawns. The Castle and surrounding outbuildings have been transformed over the years into a haven of tranquillity and luxury offering incredible service and facilities on wedding days.

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

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

In total there are 54 rooms at Darver Castle. These rooms are situated in the Main Castle, Courtyard, Stables and Oakwood Cottages.

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

Visit www.darvercastle.ie for more information

The Award-Winning Darver Castle is a Exclusive Castle Wedding Venue in Co. Louth servicing weddings throughout the local area including the Island of Ireland.

Darver Castle is a professional Exclusive Wedding Venue that has been part of the Wedding industry since 2001 specialising in One Wedding per day..

Reviews

5.0/5
59 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility4.9/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Review by
If you are wondering where to have your wedding reception, look no further! Just under two years ago, we went down to Darver Castle on a whim without an appointment to see what it was like. From the moment we arrived, we knew that this place was different. There was a warm, friendly atmosphere, and a big cup of tea for us when we got there. Anne showed us around the reception areas, the dining room, and the bedrooms, and we knew instantly that we had found our spot! We were blown away by everything that was included in their package, we didn't have to consider anything else! Throughout the planning process, Anne, Julia and the team were always quick to respond to any queries, and nothing was too much trouble! As the day got closer, they kept us right, and were very flexible with our needs. The wedding reception itself was just perfect. We genuinely cannot fault anything. On arrival, we were greeted by Adrienne, who personally looked after us for the entire day! Everything ran like clockwork, with absolute precision, but at the same time, nothing felt rushed or hurried. They helped us to get the most out of our day, and made sure we had time to ourselves too! The meal was first class! Everything tasted perfect, every dish was piping hot, with plenty of options included in the package, and the portions were huge! The service was also faultless! After the meal, we had some time to get ready for our evening, and when I asked if a cup of tea could be brought up to the room, it was no trouble at all! The evening buffet was excellent, and again there was plenty for everyone! Later on in the evening, one of my elderly relatives was going to bed, and again, Darver made sure that they had everything they needed (many thanks to Stephen)! That meant a lot to us! After the bands had finished playing, there were buses going to different places, and the door staff made sure that everyone got on the right bus, and no one was left behind! There was never any fuss! When all was done, our whole immediate family got to get together again in their beautiful kitchen, and we got a night cap, tea, sandwiches and cake served by the main woman herself, Mary! We all sat there and chatted like we were at home! It was the perfect way to end the perfect day! The breakfast in the morning was brilliant, with options for everyone taste, again served with a smile! We cannot thank Mary, Aidan, Anne, Julia, Adrienne and the entire team enough. They have helped us to create memories that will last a lifetime! End your search for a wedding venue! You've just found it!
Response from Darver Castle
Kerrie & Kealan thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to leave one. It is wonderful to hear back such fabulous comments about the team and the venue at Darver Castle. I will feed your comments back to the team who will be delighted that your day was perfect. Your review sums up everything we want every bridal couple to experience when they choose Darver Castle as their wedding venue. As you can imagine the team work very hard to achieve this. Once again thank you. Can I take this opportunity to wish you all the happiness for your new life as Mr & Mrs Hopefully we will see you here again soon.
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Hi Guys I just want to thank you from both Seana and myself, our guests have not stopped talking about your venue. We had the most amazing day ever so thank you very much. Really hope we get to come back as guests ourselves one day. The service from you guys was unbelievable we could not fault yous 1 bit, and wee Mary is an absolute legend for stitching my trousers for my first dance, she is just such a lovely wee women, and for her to have 1 drink with us at the very end of the night really just done it for us honestly Thank you so much again guys, we would recommend you to anyone!
Response from Darver Castle
It was our pleasure Seana and Tj. Yes, you are right Mary is a legend. She will be over the moon with your comments. We are delighted to hear your day was amazing. Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the team. Hopefully, we will see you again at Darver Castle soon. Wishing you both every happiness for your future life as Mr & Mrs.
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We had our wedding day in Darver Castle in Aug 2019. We booked for both the actual ceremony and the reception also. There is honestly not one thing we could fault Darver on, everything was just perfect! We were blown away, and are still hearing comments from guests about how amazing the venue was. The staff are just brilliant, nothing is an issue, whatever you need, you can bet they probably have it sorted before you have even had to ask! The food was just top class, all guests raved about it. The grounds are just gorgeous also, and perfect for photo's, there really is no need to go anywhere else. And the icing on the cake has to be Mary, that woman is amazing! She was there at the start of the day, helping me out of the car, and still there at 3am making us sandwiches before bed. Such a lovely, homely, atmosphere, we will never forget our day in Darver Castle! Thank you, Yvonne and Ian
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Yvonne, for your very kind words and your review. We are delighted that you and your guests had a fantastic day with lots of memories made. The team are very appreciative of your wonderful comments. As you can imagine they work very hard to ensure everybody has a day to remember here at Darver Castle. Yes, Mary is truly amazing. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Wishing Ian & you every happiness for your future life as a married couple.
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Darver Castle was the first venue we viewed. Once we saw the venue and met the team we didn't visit anywhere else. The venue lived up to all expectations on the day and I cant speak highly enough of the Darver team. The service was top class from everybody at the venue. We had visitors from the States and Australia and everybody raved about the venue, the service and the food. Couldn't have picked a more perfect setting and my only wish is to attend a wedding their in the future to relive the memories.
Response from Darver Castle
Marian & Traolach thanks so much for the wonderful review. It really does mean a lot to us to get that feedback. We are so delighted that you and your wedding guests experience was so amazing and have so many memories from the day. I will certainly feedback to all concerned your wonderful review. Wishing you both every happiness for your future life as Mr & Mrs and hopefully we will see you here again soon. Once again thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
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What can we say! Firstly Ann and Julia in the office were so helpful in the months and weeks running up to our big day, always on hand answering calls and emails. As for the day itself, both us and our families felt like royalty on the day. We had Adrianne and Mary looking after us and we were well looked after. The venue is beautiful and they are always working on improving it. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! We had the best day and couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else!
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Rachel & Ronan, for such a great review. We are delighted that your day was perfect and we were involved in your day. We all work very hard to make sure everybody has a fantastic time at Darver Castle and to read your review confirms that we achieve it. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. The team will be delighted with your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Wishing you all the best in your new life as Mr & Mrs.
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One of the best decisions I ever made was choosing Darver Castle as my wedding venue???? From the moment we booked it the girls were fabulous! Anne & Julia helped so much via email and phone calls, they always had time to chat and no question was ever too silly or unimportant. They put my mind at ease so much (which is hard to do mid wedding planning!) So thank you so much for that ???? Then when we actually arrived on our wedding day... we met Mary, what a woman! She is such a gem of a lady who honestly made our wedding so special :) And Adrien, what can I say, she was spectacular... she is fantastic and what she does, kept everything flowing like clockwork, nothing was too much trouble and took great care of us to ensure we were having a stress-free, perfect day.???? The attention to detail was amazing, we were all made to feel like absolute royalty by all staff members (who are a credit to you) and we were all very sad to have to go home the next day???? Can not recommend Darver Castle enough, thank you so much, keep doing what yous are doing because it is truly PERFECT
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you, Nicole & David, for your very kind words and your review. We are delighted that you and your guests had a fantastic day with lots of memories made. The team are very appreciative of your wonderful comments. As you can imagine they work very hard to ensure everybody has a day to remember here at Darver Castle. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Wishing you both every happiness for your future life as a married couple.
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From myself and Brendan, I would like to thank you and all the team for making us feel so special and welcome on our wedding day. Thank you to Anne for all the help with the planning, you made us feel so at ease about the day from the moment we booked our wedding over two years ago. Thank you to Mary and Adrienne for all their help on the wedding day itself, they made sure everything ran on schedule while making us feel like royalty at the same time.They couldn't do enough for us from our delightful welcome, to helping tie up my wedding dress and providing us with tea and sandwiches in the early hours of the morning. We were so relaxed and we felt like we had known you a long time.The service and attention to detail from all the staff on the day was excellent and it was something many of our guests mentioned to us, along with the high standard of food. The grounds of Darver castle are just beautiful and provided the perfect backdrop for our photos. Our wedding day was everything we imagined and so much more and we will remember it forever. We will most definitely recommend Darver castle as a stunning venue for a wedding. Thank you so much again to all of the team for making our day so special, you are all doing a great job and keep doing it. Ciara and Brendan Woods
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Ciara for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to serve you, Brendan and your wedding party here at Darver Castle. We are delighted that you had a perfect wedding day. I will feedback your lovely comments to all the team. They will be delighted with your feedback as you can imagine they work very hard to ensure your day is truly magical. Hopefully you might visit us again soon for another wedding. Wishing you both all the best and congratulations once again.
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We couldn’t recommend Darver Castle highly enough. Everyone went above and beyond to make our day so special. Mary, Anne and Aidan especially, looked after us like royalty. No job was to big or small on the day. So many people commented on the food and how nice it was! The castle itself was exceptional, we could not have picked a more beautiful place for all our family and friends to share our special day with us. Darver Castle will always be a very special place to us with precious memories made there, that we can treasure forever x
Response from Darver Castle
Delighted Catherine and Noel that you had such a memorable day. Thank you for leaving Darver Castle a review and your kind words. We really do appreciate you taking the time. Your review will be fed back to the team, who will be delighted with it. Wishing you both every happiness for your future life as Mr & Mrs.
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To any Bride & Groom that have not visited Darver Castle yet - please do it now. We never heard of Darver Castle until a recommendation after we got engaged. I am so glad and grateful for that recommendation. Our Day was amazing and nothing went wrong. Every time we mention our wedding people mention Darver. The food, service and overall team are the best I have seen in a long time. The team are like your family following you around all day to make sure they hold your veil, fix flowers, make sure you eat, have a drink in hand everything. At one stage I was giving water and sandwiches going to bed by the castle security man. I am a hard person to please especially when it came to our wedding but Darver impressed me. The value we got for our money was unbelievable. Everytime we are at a family event everyone mentions Darver and all the staff and of course all know "Mary" by name. Mary is a Robot she was there every step of the way until you go to bed.The only way to describe her is like your Mammy she minded us every step of the way. The whole team are amazing, barmen are great crack can handle the crowd and remembered what everyone was drinking #wow, everytime you ring or email someone responded to you straight away and had a good chat and helped with everything. I dont know how to put in words how Amazing Darver is ... just go have a look. We booked as soon as we walked in. For anyone that wants to be treated like a King & Queen book Darver Castle xx
Response from Darver Castle
Ciara & Brian, what can we say? Thank you so much for that amazing review. We are so delighted that you and your guests enjoyed the homely feel of Darver Castle and its people. We want to make our home feel like a home from home for all our wedding couples and to receive your feedback has just thrilled us. I will let all the team know about you and your family's experience. They all work very hard to ensure your wedding day is the best day of your life. Wishing Brian and you every happiness for your new life as the new Mr & Mrs. Looking forward to seeing you again very soon.
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We cannot recommend Darver Castle enough to everyone. They go above and beyond what is expected from a wedding venue. We booked our wedding over 2 years ago and they were incredible in the whole wedding process. Anne is so professional to deal with and helped us make so many little decisions along the way. Nothing was too much when we asked about personalising the place a bit they were open to all our ideas. Mary is the heart and soul of Darver and made the whole day an incredible experience. We enjoyed every moment from when we arrived in Darver. Adrianne was also amazing on the day and provided such a high level of service. She went above what was expected and even helped carry my dress when we were getting photos. The staff are so attentive at all times and the food was incredible. Our wedding guests are still talking about our wedding and this is all thanks to Darver and there staff.
Response from Darver Castle
Hi Laura and Killian thanks for taking the time to do a review. We really do appreciated it. We are so delighted that your special day was perfect in every way. We are so happy that you enjoyed your day and the service delivered by all of our team. The team here work very hard in providing all our wedding couples and their guests with professional and intuitive service. They will be delighted to hear that their efforts have been appreciated. Wishing you both much joy and happiness for the future. Hopefully we will see both again.
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A massive thank-you to Ann, Mary, Adrienne and all of the staff who helped out on the day, where do I start with the service??? It was like we where celebrities for the day constantly being asked if we needed anything and not only us but everyone else was commenting on how helpful and nice everyone was. We still our getting so many compliments about how great a day it was! The castle and grounds are a credit to yous, everyone was so impressed, that was our 5th time being there for a wedding and it only gets better every-time, the meal was outstanding we also appreciate putting the football on for the guests as I know it wasn't the norm but the lads were delighted. You were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We have been to a good few wedding in the last couple of years and Darver is out on its own as a wedding venue. Can't wait to go back for another wedding. Definitely book this as your wedding venue you will not be disappointed!!! Nadine and Gerard Ruddy
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Nadine and Gerard for your wonderful review. We are so delighted that you and your guests had a fabulous day. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. The team will be so happy with your feedback as they work very hard to ensure that every wedding is perfect. Wishing you both lots of love and happiness for the future!
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I attended a wedding here in July 2016, and from that day I knew I would have my own wedding here. We booked a viewing one week after engagement and booked our dream day on that same day. I honestly cannot recommend Darver enough, the whole team were phenomenal from the outset and throughout. We had the best day of our lives and everyone at the wedding was treated like royalty. There literally is not one aspect that could be faulted.
Response from Darver Castle
Hi, Ashley thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave one. We are so delighted that you love Darver Castle so much and that your day was the best. We wish you both every happiness as husband and wife. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.
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Fantastic venue, great food and super value for money. We didn’t have to worry about a thing Darver looked after everything and everyone. Brilliant staff!
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks so much for leaving us a reviews. Delighted you enjoyed your special day. Wishing you both every happiness for the future.
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We could not have asked for a better wedding day and that was down to darver. From the moment we booked we knew we were in good hands. Annes attention to detail on the lead up to the wedding, offering advice and suggestions and as we both lived in London planning the wedding could not have been made more simple. Mary and Adrienne on the day itself were a delight. They had everything going like clockwork and we were both made to feel so so special. Our guests, most who had never been there before, commented on how lovely the reception, atmosphere and food was. Still to this day we are getting comments. Thank you so much for making our big day so so special. Brian and Roisin Boylan
Response from Darver Castle
Brian and Roisin we are delighted that your special day here with us was perfect in every way. Thanks to you both for taking the time to do a review about your recent wedding. We love hearing about your experiences here at Darver Castle. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day and the service delivered by all of our team. The team here work very hard in providing all our wedding couples and their guests with professional and intuitive service. They will be delighted to hear that their efforts have been appreciated. Wishing you both all the best for your married life together.
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What can we say about our wedding day at Darver Castle…. Literally a dream come true and to date the best day of our entire lives!! We would like to thank Anne who was a pleasure to deal with from our initial booking right through to helping us with the minor details such as song choices, special menu requests etc. Adrienne for all of her help on the day getting us organised, and last but certainly not least the Queen of Darver Castle Mary! Mary you honestly made us feel like we were the first and only wedding ever to happen at Darver, always making sure we had what we needed throughout the day/night – all the little personal touches were so appreciated (one of the highlights being the sandwiches in the wee hours of the morning!). So many of our guests commented not only on how beautiful the venue was but how fantastic the staff were and how smoothly the day was run! To start, the drink reception and canapes were amazing and the atmosphere created in the back bar/gardens was electric! While Chris and I were getting photos taken, we knew all of our guests were being more than looked after. We also loved how you got all the bridal party and close family into the front room for a drink/nibbles when we arrived – it took the pressure off us and helped us to relax instantly!! The meal was just exquisite, from the top table you could see that everyone was smiling and clean plates all round – we had so many compliments on the food! When the band arrived everything was managed so smoothly we didn’t have to think for one second about any of it. The rooms in the castle were just gorgeous, again everyone complimented them so much! All in all, the atmosphere on our wedding day was simply magical from start to finish. We have Darver Castle to thank for that and we couldn’t recommend it more to family and friends.
Response from Darver Castle
Maeve thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review. It sums up everything that we want our wedding couples and their guest to experience on their special day. The team will be delighted with the feedback. Wishing you both every happiness for the future and hopefully we might see you at another wedding soon.
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We can’t recommend Darver enough! The venue is absolutely stunning, along with its beautiful backdrop grounds! It definitely makes for perfect pictures! However it’s the staff that work there that make this Venue top class! Mary is amazing along with her team, to name some who helped in particular along the way and during the course of the day, Anne, Gerry, Julia, and so many more that I can’t even remember their names! Mary just was at hand the whole day and even when I the bride had a problem with my eye she was like Florence nightingale to the rescue! Honestly where else would you get that and feel like your home from home on your wedding! The food is exceptional! I couldn’t fault anything about this place! I’m so sad it’s all over and I’m gonna have to force my friends to get married here so I can come back.
Response from Darver Castle
Ah Alanda and Ryan that is a wonderful review and thank you so much for taking the time to do one. Your photos were fab. We love getting feedback and as you can appreciated all the team work very hard to ensure that both you and your wedding party have an amazing time. I will certainly feedback your comments. Wishing you every happiness for your new life as Mr & Mrs. Hopefully we will see you here at a wedding again soon.
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Darver Castle is by far Ireland's perfect wedding venue. From the whole planning process with Anne and Julia, to the day itself with Mary and Adrienne running it like the absolute experts they are - everything was just amazing. They made us feel so at ease - "don't you worry about a thing, we have it all sorted." They made sure we were totally relaxed and that all we had to do was enjoy our day. A huge number of guests told me it was the best wedding venue they'd been to with the food and setting, but most of all because of the hospitality. It was like an army of incredible Irish mammies looking after everyone - the experts of hospitality. The old skullery kitchen, the traditional Irish bar, the patio and gardens - all just so quirky & beautiful for the drinks reception, and then the main room for dinner and party was stunning with the dark wood, gilded frames, ceiling fairy lights and beams. Having a choice menu on the day was another big hit with guests and usually unheard of at weddings - steak, chicken, veg or salmon - all absolutely delicious! One of our big things when choosing a venue was that we didn't want a hotel wedding - Darver Castle was perfect as it wasn't your typical hotel function room setting but still had accommodation for over 90 people! ... and the rooms are amazing! (as is the breakfast!) The first day we saw Darver, we had 2 other venue appointments booked that day in the area - as soon as we finished our appointment at Darver, we cancelled the other 2. We absolutely fell in love. We're so sad it's all over, we would do it all again tomorrow if we could - it was truly the best day we've ever had and that is hugely down to the Darver Team.
Response from Darver Castle
Thank you so much for the fantastic review. It was a pleasure to make your day so special and memorable Marnie and Andy. Everything we want Darver Castle to be you just summed it up in that review. Wishing you both every happiness for your future.
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We had our wedding in Darver Castle on 26th April. To say the service we received was second to none is an understatement. From day 1 to the actual wedding day the service we received was amazing. The castle is so magical the rooms and grounds are stunning and the food is to die for. For anyone wanting a magical wedding day I highly recommend it.
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Deborah and Donal for taking the time to do a review. We are delighted that you and your wedding party had a fantastic day. Wishing you both lots of love and happiness for your future.
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Darver Castle is amazing, the staff are so attentive and nothing is a problem. The food is exceptional and castle setting is just perfect. 1 month on and our guests have not stopped talking about Darver and the amazing day they had.
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Ruth and Craig for your review. We really appreciated that you took the time to leave one. We are delighted that your guests as is yourself still talking about your amazing wedding day. We wish you both every happiness as Mr and Mrs Lee.
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Anyone recently engaged and thinking about planning a wedding and not sure of venue I would look no further then Darver Castle. From the day we viewed the venue till the day of the wedding they were top class. On the day I could not fault one thing from we drove up to Darver till leaving, everything was top notch.
Response from Darver Castle
Mr and Mrs Ward it was our pleasure to share in your special day. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Wishing you every happiness for your new life as Mr & Mrs.
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It really is so hard to put into words how amazing Darver Castle is as a wedding venue and how exceptional the staff of Darver Castle are! The castle itself is beautiful, tastefully decorated with gorgeous gardens. It is so elegant and cosy at the same time! The staff are outstanding; so professional, passionate, friendly and very down to earth. We had the pleasure of having Anne, Julia, Mary, Leanne & Gerry look after us throughout our whole experience with Darver Castle. Anne looked after us with great care from our initial booking right up to ironing out the finer details.Julia looked after us on the day before our wedding and was so good at putting us at ease! Mary was outstanding on the day of our wedding! She was so attentive & friendly and genuinely looked so happy to be of help. Our wedding day itself was so magical and unbelievable!From the moment our guests arrived into the castle they were looked after like royalty!Our guests still talk about how much they enjoyed the beautiful canapes in the sitting room on arrival & how comfortable the setting was. My uncle who is 70 years young declared that it was the 'best wedding' and 'best spot' he was ever at! The main meal itself was exquisite and the sandwiches Mary surprised us with in the small hours of the morning were the cherry on top!The atmosphere in the castle was so warm & friendly throughout the day and night. All in all Darver Castle is a stunning place for a wedding venue but it is it's amazing staff that make it so special & second to none! Thank you so much!
Response from Darver Castle
Kevin & Lorraine thank you so much for that wonderful review. We were so delighted to part of your special day and are so happy to hear that your day was truly magical. I will feedback your comments to the team who will be delighted with them. We wish you all the happiness in the world as Mr &Mrs. Hopefully we will see you here in the future.
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They were just a perfect venue. We visited Darver after a friend recommended it and didn't look back. We brought our families with us while we were deciding if it was the venue for us and we were all welcomed with open arms. We were always comfortable and never felt rushed. We were fed tea and cakes and all our questions were answered with patience. Even after we booked the venue everything was very relaxed and straight forward-Anne and Julia were on the ball with everything. The day itself was perfect-everyone had an amazing time. The food was so good and huge portions-we never went hungry! Mary just helped everyone-all our guests loved her! She even saved us food and drink after we had our photos taken (Godsend!) We honestly had the most perfect day and I couldn't rate Darver Castle highly enough. All the staff were so helpful and we felt like royalty on the day(cheesy but it's true!) We absolutely loved it as did all of our guests. Thank you so much for the beautiful day.
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Elaine & Eoghan for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are so delighted that you chose Darver Castle to host your wedding. Mary certainly is on the ball. The team will be absolutely delighted with your feedback as you can imagine the team work very hard to ensure your day is a magical one. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Wishing you both every happiness for the future as Mr & Mrs.
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From start to finish our experience with darver was brilliant, the food was second to none and the staff were on the ball, from the owner to the bar staff everyone was amazing,
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Colm for your review. We are delighted that you had an amazing experience here at Darver castle.
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Darver Castle is an outstanding wedding venue. The venue itself is absolutely amazing but what really makes this place stand out is the staff. They are superb and a credit to Darver, they go above & beyond what is expected of them on the day. We were made feel so at home & welcome on the day - the staff were like old friends they really couldn’t do enough for us. They made the day run so smoothly - everything was on point and we were just left to enjoy ourselves & mingle & we didn’t have to worry about a thing they had every single thing covered. We had the best day ever and this is all down to the attention & care of the staff, would love to do it all again ??
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Aoife for taking the time to do a review about your recent wedding. We love hearing about your experiences here at Darver Castle. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day and the service delivered by all of our team. The team here work very hard in providing all our wedding couples and their guests with professional and intuitive service. They will be delighted to hear that their efforts have been appreciated. Wishing you both all the best for your married life together.
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We cannot recommend Darver Castle enough. They truly made our day special. Darver is a family run business and honestly they treat you like family. My guests were blown away by the grounds, the level of service and the food. Can we do it again please?
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks, Stephen & Donella for your review. We really enjoyed being part of your special day. We would love to see you again soon. Wishing you both all the best for your married life together.
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Was an amazing day with amazing service from start to finish
Response from Darver Castle
Thanks Emma. Anytime. We would love to see you again.
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Best place ever to get married, a hidden gem, amazing venue, best wedding ever...these are the comments that were made by our guests. Darver castle made our wedding day so amazing and relaxing, the day ran smoothly with all of expectations met and exceeded. All the staff are amazing smiley happy people, who are very easy to deal with. everything that needed to be planned for was ready and pre-empted by Darver. The food on the day was amazing and again feedback from our guests varied from best chicken I ever had to vegan dishs were incredible. Myself and Sarah cannot recommend Darver Castle highly enough. If you are getting married, book Darver castle
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The venue is beautiful and gorgeous decor and they add extra little touches so no need to bring any decorations except for flowerwall/photo booth if that's what your into. The guests enjoyed the food and I got good feedback for all courses. However I was really disappointed with how I was catered for, seeing as I was the bride and had given them plenty of notice that I am a ceoliac. It was extremely unprofessional to serve me a slice of gluten free bread with mushroom sauce as a voulevant, especially when I had emailed my menu 3 weeks prior to the wedding and wasn't told that that it couldn't be done. The 9.am loud knocks on the door the following morning are also very annoying and rude, considering check out is 12.pm
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Lovely venue and very attentive towards all guests. Our car broke down as we were leaving the wedding and the staff could not have been more helpful!
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Anne was so lovely to work with, I’m sure I wrecked her head with 100 emails a day in the run up to the big day. Mary and Niamh were my saviours on the day, they couldn’t do enough for you. All the staff were fantastic. The food was beautiful and all the guests commented on how nice it was. I am just so in love with my pictures so far, Darver is the most stunning venue, especially at Christmas! Thank you everyone!
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This place is out of this world me and my husband knew it was Darver from the word go,if I was doing it all again noway would I change a thing esp not this venue from the staff who are top class to Anne our wedding coordinator and Juilia and Mary,no stone was left unturned this venue has weddings off to a fine art. We had our wedding here the 23/11/18 all the Xmas decos was up and it was just amazing so homely and cosy,only one thing I would say "can we do it all again". Thanks again to Darver for giving us a day we won't ever forget.
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I can’t say enough about the total professionalism of each and every member of staff at Darver. They were so great to deal with and made us feel so special on the day itself. It’s such a beautiful venue and is constantly being updated. Nothing was a problem and everything was taken care of on the day.
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We got Married in Darver on Friday. All I can say is WOW. The venue is out of this world the staff is such a credit to them. We felt like family. Nothing was too much trouble. The food and service were both amazing. Thanks so much Ann Julie Mary and all the staff you made our dreams become reality
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We got married in Darver Castle in November and had the most fantastic experience. The castle as prepared by Darver staff is fabulous and does not need any additional decoration or props. We arrived with only toiletry baskets for the bathroom. In organising our big day, we relied totally on Anne and Julia and they had everything under control and considered everything. Their experience in deciding on arrival drinks and quantity was so much appreciated and 100% accurate. Staff on the day were so helpful and guests commented on their friendliness. guests were so impressed with the venue and continue to talk about how much they loved it. Food was enjoyed by everyone. We found Darver great value for money and did not find another package that could compare.
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Absolutely out of this world.. From our very first visit to Darver Castle right through to our Big Day - everything was exceptional.. There was no job too big or small for either Anne or Julia! It was the best decision we ever made - I’ll be out visiting at all the Wedding Fayres ????
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The Family feel you get from working with the staff from Darver Castle is something that ensures that nothing can spoil the big day. The Venue is stunning and we had the best day of our lives from start to finish. Tom and Christine.
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What can I say about Darver Castle and the service they provided that will truly reflect how amazing our wedding was? From the moment we viewed the castle (the 5th venue we visited), we immediately fell in love! The setting, the Castle, the staff and the service were outstanding from the beginning. As we got close to our wedding and panic mode started, I felt like I tortured Anne & Julia with all my emails & questions! They couldn't have been more attentive and professional though. Even though they organise countless weddings, they always make you feel like you are their only client! On the day itself, I couldn't have asked for anything more. All of the staff were incredible, they knew each one of our bridal party by name and they couldn't have done more to make our guests feel welcome. The food was delicious, everyone raves about it! The staff are so attentive and we'll organised, everything ran so perfectly. When booking our wedding, we wanted an exclusive venue where our guests would feel at home. That's exactly what we got! I couldn't thank Darver enough for making our day so special and making our dreams come true!
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Beautiful fabulous caslte loved every moment the food was out of this world it was fabulous the service was excellent Ann Julie mary Aiden and Connar went above and beyond for us fabulous people so helpful every thing was absolutely perfect thank you guys
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Darver is an amazing venue, the staff are wonderful. Huge thanks to Julia/Anne & Mary for all there help in the lead up to the big day. Food was exceptional and my guests have not stopped raving about this venue. I would certainly recommend anyone planning their wedding around this area to book it ASAP.
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What can I say! We had an amazing day and most of that was down to Darver Castle and all its staff. From the minute we viewed the venue until the day of our wedding we had the most professional, caring and helpful staff looking after us. The quality of service we received was perfect and we would highly recommend Darver Castle to anyone! Thank you for the most perfect day!
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Myself and my husband Mark got married in Darver castle in June 2018. We chose Darver castle because it was so unique and ticked all of our boxes, its old castle theme, exclusive use, beautiful grounds, budget and the most welcoming and down to earth staff. We were made feel like royalty which other more well known venues failed to do. The entire planning process was exceptionally efficient and the Entire team were on top of everything in the most approachable and friendly manner. Everything we asked for was taken on board with a smile and delivered. Which is what you want in a venue. The day itself was the most perfect sunny day. The minute we arrived at Darver castle we were greeted so warmly. The bridal party and families were ushered into our own private arrivals reception to ensure we had a drink and bite to eat before the madness started! I had never seen this before and as a bride it is so greatly appreciated ! Throughout the day, the attentive upbeat service led by Mary was impecable and guests are still raving about the food, especially the steak! The decor and grounds were stunning. The drinks were flowing and everyone danced the night away ! Given it is a private wedding venue and not a hotel there is no residents bar as such. This did not matter at all as the bar extension goes on late with oppprtunity for a great sing song afterwards!! We never felt under pressure to vacate. The nightcap and food spread in the castle afterwards was the most wonderful final touch. Mary ensured we all felt at home! Breakfast the following morning was excellent and guests loved walking around the grounds for a few hours. Again, never felt under pressure to depart. I would highly recommend considering Darver castle for your wedding venue. You wont be disappointed!! TO the team Mary, Aidan, Julia, Anne, Connor and all other staff members THANK YOU for making our day so perfect.
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Our Daughter Ciara Rellis celebrated her wedding to Mark Halvey on 30th June 2018 Words cannot express what a day we all had it was the most perfect Venue well done to Mary, Aidan, Julia and all the Darver Castle team We were all made very special, big thanks to the chefs as the food was just fantastic and service was fast and efficient We would recommend Darver Castle to all future bride and grooms you will not be disappointed Again well done and thank you Rellis Family
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We got married in Darver Castle on 31 May this year. It was an amazing day. We fell in love with Darver on the first viewing. We had Anne as out co coordinator and she was brilliant. The day was magical and Darver could not have done anymore for us. It ran so smoothly. They were a great help in the run up to the wedding too for and advice and recommendations. Thank you Darver for the most memorable day. We wish we could do it all again.
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My husband and I got married on 11 May 2018 and all the staff were absolutely excellent not only on the day but in the run up to the wedding too. They are so well organised, so personable and friendly but also very professional. Our guests are still talking about the suburb meal they enjoyed. Other guest feedback included the quick service of the bar staff and the friendly wait staff. The Castle is such a beautiful venue and it is maintained so well considering they have so many weddings here. Every time we came to visit the venue they had done more renovations to improve the venue. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and we are so thrilled with our decision to pick Darver Castle as our wedding venue.
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I went to a wedding in Darver Castle on May 11th and it was amazing. It has so much character, the grounds are huge. Plenty of photo ops too. The wedding room was the nicest I've seen with high arches and plenty of armoury and shields. My other half loved the exclusivity of it and the way they had the bar in the room.
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We cannot recommend darver castle highly enough. The best day of our lives. Staff were so professional,friendly and helpful. Wedding co ordinators were amazing.
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It was an amazing venue with friendly professional staff!
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We had a wonderful wedding day in darver castle they went above and beyond for us would highly recommend .
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Overall we had a great experience with getting married at Darver Castle. The main pros for us was that it's a genuinely unique venue that's something more than a purpose built hotel, the food is excellent and their pricing was the best we found for such a venue. Anne, the wedding coordinator, was extremely friendly through all the planning, always happy to make recommendations for suppliers, etc and quick about getting back to any queries. The staff are really on top of things (when we were leaving the day after, they had all our decorations, cake, etc neatly wrapped up and ready for us) and the guests were delighted with the price of the pint! Its a extremely clean venue that you'd be happy to invite anyone to and has lots of beautiful areas to take pictures. I particularly recommend it for a Christmas wedding - they go all out with the decor. Given the time of year we got married, we really wanted a private venue so we wouldn't be sharing the space with Christmas parties, etc and it was well worth picking Darver for that. For almost 24 hours from ceremony to check out after breakfast, it was just us and our guests. We had a few negatives on the day. Nothing too major, and nothing that would stop us choosing Darver again, but as I never saw any feedback on what to look out for when I was reading reviews of Darver as a venue before we booked, I think they're worth mentioning if they're of help to another couple. The main issue was that having settled our bill in full a few days before the wedding, including paying for rooms, on the day of the wedding my husband had to leave during our time with the photographer to visit the office as his parents and uncle were being told by the owner that their rooms were not paid for and not being allowed to check in. Luckily, I believe Anne appeared and confirmed all was paid, but I think it would be worth nominating a member of the bridal party to check on all this before guest check in to ensure there are no embarrassing incidents - ultimately we felt we were just lucky that it happened to a family member who knew the bill was settled. I know miscommunications happen on a busy day but it was an unfortunate thing to have to deal with. Some smaller things were that labelled boxes of favours etc were provided for the tables, as not all tables were getting the same thing (e.g., kids table) but the right items did not go on the right tables - again, worth nominating a member of the bridal party to check on things before people are brought in for dinner. And lastly, similar to the check in issue, we'd changed the name on a booked room to another guest a few days before the wedding as another person couldn't make it, but the new person was told there was no record of them. All of the negatives were confined to the last few days of organising and the day itself and I can appreciate we got married at an extremely busy time of year, so really I'd just recommend checking and double-checking that any changes, requests or payments you make in the final few days before your big day have been acknowledged/looked after.
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We had a dream day, Darver Castle and all the staff where magical from start to finish. We can't recommend the venue, staff, food and decor highly enough.
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From the moment we viewed Darver we knew we found our venue. We are living in Australia so all correspondence was via phone and email and Darver were amazing. They took all the stress out of organising the venue. Can not recommend them enough. Everything was amazing on the day and we had the best day imaginable.
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Unbelievable staff couldn’t do enough for us to make our day what we wanted and very memorable
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Unreal from start to finish it's a family business and there wonderful. And Anne our wedding coriander was fantastic . Loved every minute of the day
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Wow, I cannot express how phenomenal Darver Castle and their staff were for our wedding 2 weeks ago. The venue itself looked amazing all set up for Christmas and both Anne our coordinator and Mary/ Fiona on the day were invaluable to all of our guests so much so that Mary got a standing ovation for her assistance. We were completely at ease and everything ran so smoothly from the minute we arrived, all we needed to do was enjoy our day. The food, is absolutely exceptional, every one of our 165 guest raved about it, portions were more than ample and the service was swift to each table with hot food for all. Absolutely and undeniably THE BEST VENUE I have ever been to and the value for money is certainly there. Definitely a strong recommendation from both my husband and I. Delighted we chose Darver for our wedding.
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Darver Castle is AMAZING! We planned our wedding from Vancouver, Canada so most of it was done online. The team over at Darver was so helpful, kind, flexible, and responsive! On the day of the wedding, the coordinator helped us throughout the whole evening. They really take care of everything and make you feel so special! The food was unreal and everything looked BEAUTIFUL. They stay wilth you till the very end and are always making sure your glasses are full! Darver also does an excellent job taking care of all the vendors. they truly are so thoughtful and amazing. I cannot recommend them enough. Everything went so smoothly and if I were to do it again, they would be picked first...AGAIN!!
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Fantastic from planning to the end, would do it all again in a heart beat!
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The staff at Darver could not have been any more helpful. On the day of the wedding they worked away behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly. The cake hadn't arrived by 4pm but they sorted it out without us even knowing. The food was beautiful, the surroundings are fabulous and the Castle itself is beautiful. I have nothing negative to say about Darver either in the run up to the day or on the day itself.
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I find it hard to know where to start in explaining the service we received from everyone in Darver castle in the run up to and on the day itself. They went above and beyond measure to ensure we had a wonderful day to remember. We never had anything to worry about during the preparation, they guided us the whole way. Even though we celebrated our wedding day near the end of 2012 they made us feel like we were there only wedding that year. Julia, Mary, Trevor and Aidan we will forever be grateful for the day you gave us in celebrating with our family and friends.
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Claire was an absolute pleasure to be around the morning of my wedding! Her advice from the off set was great and the hairstyles where exactly what I asked for. I'd have hesitation in recommending her to any future bride.
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