Wedding Testimonials

Amy and Michael

Firstly we would like to thank the events team, Seidy, Rebecca and the previous team members who made organising our wedding such an easy process, nothing was a problem no matter how big or small the girls were always willing to help! Future couples are very lucky to have this events team look after their perfect day!

To all the staff that helped make our day happen! At an unplanned white wedding, you all went above and beyond to make sure we and our guests could access the venue safely. We are extremely grateful for your efforts to make this all happen. To each member of staff who served and greeted our guests thank you! All our guests couldn't sing your praises highly enough! The chefs and kitchen staff, although we ourselves unfortunately didn't get to experience our full wedding menu our guests have continued to say how much they really enjoyed their meal.

And lastly, just to each member or staff that helped us during what was such an unexpected and traumatic experience for myself, Michael and our family and friends when my dad took extremely unwell during our dinner. The quick thinking of staff to get a defibrillator, escorting guests out of the room, ensuring paramedics could access the room and just running and getting whatever we needed at that time. A special mention to Daniella, your care, compassion and professionalism during this time did not go unnoticed not only by myself and Michael but also by our other family members and guests whom all have expressed how amazing you were during such a difficult time. We cannot thank you enough!

To each and every one of you and those we have not mentioned, all the staff at Killeavy Castle are an absolute credit to the hospitality sector, going above and beyond! My dad is now home from hospital and recovering so on behalf of himself and the rest of our family thank you!


Rebecca and Brendan 

My husband and I cannot recommend Killeavy Castle Estate enough for your wedding. Not only is the venue itself absolutely stunning but every single member of staff, especially everyone in the events team went above and beyond to make sure we had a wedding day of dreams. Due to these uncertain times, our wedding with Killeavy Castle was booked and planned in a total of 10 days. The staff made those 10 days super easy and made sure we were never stressed. We look back so fondly on our wedding day, to put it simply it was literally perfect. Planning a wedding during COVID times could not have been simpler with Killeavy Castle. Although all safety measures were implemented and everybody remained safe, not once did it feel like we were having our dream day during a pandemic.

The staff at Killeavy Castle took our vision and brought it to life! Not only is the hotel itself spectacular but the grounds are fabulous for photographs with family and friends! It meant for us we could take our professional photographs at Killeavy Castle and enjoy more time with our guests. Nothing was too much for the team and they made sure that our wedding day went smoothly with no glitches. Our guests still talk about how amazing the food and cocktails were at our wedding. Although the Chef was catering for a wedding party it never felt that the food was mass-produced. It felt like you were eating in a small quaint restaurant and each dish was made with such love and care.

I can’t put into words what an excellent wedding venue Killeavy Castle is, it is truly amazing!! A wedding in an Irish Castle is every little girl’s dream and Killeavy Castle is one of the best!! The boutique feel of this hotel makes you feel at home as soon as you walk into the reception! We can’t wait to return to Killeavy Castle for our first wedding anniversary and make more memories at this gorgeous Estate.


Adam and Louise

Now that the dust has settled, we just wanted to send you a mail to say thanks so much to you and all of the team at Killeavy for helping to make our wedding so memorable. Your help and guidance were very much appreciated, and everything was lovely on the day.

All of our guests were overwhelmed by the beauty of the Hotel and Castle, and are still talking about it, and every single person said the food was great. In particular, everybody thought the venison dish was outstanding, and the onion and white port soup were described by several people as the best they had ever had, so please do pass on our thanks to chef Darragh for his outstanding work. We will of course be looking to book into Killeavy for our first anniversary and look forward to another great stay (we will book soon). Thanks again for everything!


Ronan and Ciara 

We made the right choice in selecting Killeavy Castle Estate for our wedding, it was like a fairy tale. We had an amazing day and the fact that this stunning wedding venue is based in our own area made it even more special. The team were outstanding, everything was done exactly as asked. The attention to detail in meetings with the events team made the planning process much easier and we knew we were in safe hands.

The venue is exquisite with a great variety of areas between the Hotel, Castle and Pavilion - everything was exactly as we would have wanted it. The food was first class and all our guests commented on it. The staff could not have been more accommodating and we felt at home in the Castle for the night. The setting around the Castle is stunning for photographs as you have the option of the caves, the wooded area and the venue itself. We could not recommend Killeavy Castle Estate highly enough. South Armagh is a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty and Killeavy Castle Estate, nestled on Slieve Gullion, compliments and showcases that beauty perfectly. An ideal wedding venue.


Brad and Kathryn

Brad and I live in Perth Australia, and we wanted to get married somewhere close to where I was originally from (and it had to be a Castle!) We couldn’t believe our luck when we found out that Killeavy was being renovated, being only 45 minutes away. When we first visited the Castle, it was still under construction and we were lucky enough to meet Mick on the day, which was when we realised, he was Australian – the stars seemed to align.

From then on the team at Killeavy was absolutely top-notch, especially Daniella, who was a star and connected with me via phone and internet regularly whilst I was in Perth. I had absolutely no worries about anything thanks to Daniella who was very helpful throughout the whole experience. We were able to sample a taster menu to help us decide the food for the day and it was such a tough choice – the food is honestly incredible. I can’t forget to mention what a gem Jason is, he worked closely with us ensuring we got the wines we wanted and really helped to settle our nerves on the day. From feeding peacocks for photo opportunities to keeping us calm before the ceremony, nothing was too much trouble for Jason.

The Hotel, grounds and Castle are absolutely stunning, no detail was spared when renovating and building. We would like to express our biggest thanks to all of the staff from management, front of house, to the bars and restaurant – everyone was a pleasure to deal with. Our entire day went off without a hitch thanks to Jason and the staff; both ourselves nor our guests could not compliment the food and service enough. Brad and I and some close family stayed in the Castle accommodation on the night which I highly recommend, the bath in the wedding suite is to die for! Overall, we couldn’t fault our experience with Killeavy and look forward to visiting again. 

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