Clontarf Castle Hotel
Weddings at Clontarf Castle Hotel
Wedding Testimonials
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Wedding Testimonials

7th August,2021

Gillian & Giulio

Thank You doesn't seem like enough, but we are both so very grateful for everything you did for us so that we can have our day...twice!
You had an abundance of patience with us, me in particular with all my queries and emails. Thank You so very much for all your help, and your teams help on the day....they were amazing. All the best for the future. Clontarf Castle will forever hold very fond memories for us.
Kindest regards

12th February ,2021

Cian & Ke

We would just like to extend a massive thank you to you and all the team for making our wedding day so special.
Everything went perfectly and you really helped us focus on ourselves by taking care of everything.
Many many thanks

31st December ,2020

Mrs & Mrs Fowler

Now that the dust has settled we would just like to thank you guys again for everything you did for us. The day and night couldn't have gone any better. Everybody who attended the wedding thought the room setup and hotel were absolutely fabulous. A special thanks also to the catering staff and waiters, the food was lovely and the waiting staff through the night were extremely helpful and also went out of their way to help me and Leanne. During times like these you really find out how helpful a hotel and its staff can be, you guys made both Leanne and I forget about the pandemic we are in but helped us look forward and enjoy our build up, I am only sorry we didn't book you originally.

14th November ,2020

Killian & Nathalia

Myself and all the Wedding party would like to thank yourself and all the staff of Contarf Castle for providing an amazing "big day" for Killian and Nathalia. Everything from the Ceremony to the drinks reception to the meal was perfectly organized and ran like clockwork. We appreciated all the help and attention to detail. The Castle itself looks particularly well at the moment with its winter coat of tasteful Christmas decorations. I would especially like to thank the chef for a wonderful meal, it was very well presented, high quality restaurant standard and I think everybody enjoyed it. I would highly recommend Clontarf Castle for a Wedding reception.

9th November ,2020

Jobby & Mini

We had a great day there in Clontarf Castle. Thank you so much for all the help and support. All the guests were impressed by the decor , food and arrangements . Our families back in India were also happy. Thank you.

7th November , 2020

Guilio & Gillian

Melanie - Thank you for your abundance of patience and accommodating our ever-changing guest numbers. Our guests were so delighted with your teams' service, the Tower Suite was so beautifully decorated, and the meal was a massive success so please pass on our compliments to the hotel chef, kitchen team and events team for us. We look forward to doing it all again next year. We will be reminiscing about our day for many years to come.

6th November, 2020

Michaela & Paul

Melanie, Thank you for all of your help getting everything organised and for making the day go so smoothly. We also want to say our thanks to Ash for all he did for us yesterday too. It really was the perfect day, we couldn't have asked for anything better!

9th October, 2020

Jennifer & John

We can’t thank your team enough for your hospitality last weekend. A venue change at 48 hours notice was stressful as a bride & groom to be but everyone we encountered in Clontarf Castle from start to finish made everything so easy for us. The setting in The Castle is stunning and the venue suited our party size so well. We’re delighted to have celebrated our big day with you and can’t recommend it highly enough for others in our situation now thinking about 25-50 sized weddings. We wouldn’t change our day for the world.

2nd March, 2019

Dave & Julie

Clontarf were exceptional from start to finish. Particular mention to Rachel Clarke our wedding coordinator, she was truly the reason our day was so special. She managed the whole thing perfectly from the day we chose Clontarf as our venue until our big day. Jonathan the manager ensured everything went smoothly and I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

16th March, 2019

Mr & Mrs Matthews

From our very first visit Rachael and team were so nice and friendly. We were presented with something to eat and drink as we came straight from work for majority of the meetings which was a lovely touch. Anything we asked for was no problem at all. The day went so well and it was thanks to the wonderful staff. Clontarf Castle now holds a very special place in our hearts and we will definitely be regular guests! Thank you Clontarf Castle! Xoxo

23rd April, 2019

Holli & Cassidy

I can't say enough about our wedding experience at Clontarf Castle! It was simply magical. The staff was so accommodating and the whole day exceeded every one of our expectations. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks for everything!

6th April, 2019


Absolutely amazing venue and staff went above and beyond. It was a small wedding of 20 yet we could have had 200 guests for the treatment we received. Our wedding coordinators Rachel and Deborah were so easy to work with. The bride and groom were coming from Australia and so all of the arrangements were made before they arrived. We had a lot of surprises in place for them and the girls were brilliant in helping us to put it all in place. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

16th November, 2018

Samantha & Matthew

We were thrilled to bits with the staff at Clontarf Castle. Our wedding day was amazing. The food was exquisite. We didn’t need decorations, the hotel is so beautiful already. We had our ceremony there too and had we only had 70 guests so we didn't go for the function room but had our meal in the restaurant and then down to the Indigo Lounge so there was lots of variety. All our guests had a brilliant day even those who don't normally like weddings, for many it was the best wedding they were ever at and the photos taken in the castle are fab.

10th October, 2018

Kyra & Jason

Can't praise Clontarf Castle highly enough!! The wedding planner Rachel Clarke and her team are magnificent! All angles were covered. Rachel's pre-wedding checklist is comprehensive so even if you've forgotten something, she hasn't! The team are very flexible in accommodating any other requests outside the norm and on the day itself, they discretely keep everyone honest from arrival through to the end of the night. A great event is 90% planning, 10% execution and with Clontarf Castle, it's flawless. Our wedding was in the Great Hall having 174 guests, with the bar in the room. The hall size was just perfect, the food was fabulous and served hot to every guest. The service team were excellent and were very engaging with the guests and the venue itself is so full of character it's easy to forgot you're only a stone throw away from the city centre. It really was our perfect day.

4th October, 2018


We would highly recommend Clontarf Castle as a wedding venue. Rachael and her team were outstanding and gave us our dream wedding beyond our expectations. From the moment we booked it, the professionalism and attention to detail we received was second to none. Amazing staff, beautiful setting and our only wish is that we could do it all over again.

27th September, 2018


Hi, just wanted to say that from the moment we first walked into Clontarf castle we got this lovely feeling about this marvelous special hotel and when we were greeted by Rachael Clarke the hotels wedding coordinator we were hooked. Her professional, warm, caring, friendly personality won us over and for this, we are forever grateful. She was so helpful in every meeting up to the big day and on the day, and after our meetings, we were left reassured that all was in control and 100% at ease in her company. Rachel and Jason (general manager) and the friendly team in the castle couldn't have been better, we are again chuffed we chose Clontarf castle for our special day. Jason is such a gentleman and his attention to detail is obvious why he is in charge . Overall the hotel experience was outstanding, the room on the day was beautiful, the bar staff, the management, the service and of course the fabulous food which is still being talked about, all the surprises on the day from the staff from the photos of us arriving printed onto the menus an hour later, these little things really made the day and all the guests are still saying they had the best wedding. Can't recommend this fantastic venue and amazing staff enough, want to do it all again. Thanks for everything, yours gratefully Brendan and Colm.

25th September, 2018

Maria Delaney

We had our wedding day in Clontarf castle in the Tower Suite. From start to finish, the staff could not assist enough. The wedding planner Rachel was so helpful and always on hand for any queries. The attention to detail was superb not only for us but for our wedding party and also our families staying. The wedding venue and hotel itself is stylish and elegant but with a very welcoming environment from the moment, you arrive. The food was excellent and the guests were very complimentary on the menu. The hotel catered for all dietary requirements to a very high standard. We cannot recommend Rachel and her team and also Clontarf castle and all their staff for making our wedding stay so special.

Wed, 11th October, 2018


The wedding was an intimate gathering of twenty of us; Rachael the Wedding Coordinator was onsite the entire time from the beginning of planning to the actual wedding day. We were so impressed and felt very secure in all our dealing with Clontarf Castle. On the actual day everything ran like clockwork and all that was left for us and the guests was to enjoy a beautiful ceremony and a delicious meal afterwards. It was truly magical!

Wed, 13th June, 2018

Joe & Carmel

Would highly recommend Clontarf Castle to any couple. Clontarf is perfect for anyone looking for a classy venue with top class food and service in close proximity to Dublin, especially for any couples looking to cater for a large amount of guests. The welcome we received when initially visiting Clontarf Castle was second to none. As we discussed the finer details, it was immediately clear to us that the castle were extremely flexible and would do whatever they could to create the perfect day! Needless to say this was borne out on the day itself! Everything went without a hitch and we could really relax and enjoy the occasion in the beautiful surrounds of the castle. Our heartfelt thanks to Rachael and all the team for exceeding our high expectations in every department!

Fri, 5th October, 2018


We celebrated our wedding in Clontarf Castle. From start to finish, they were so easy to deal with and so willing to help us make the day special for us and our family and friends. The food, ambience and service were excellent. Rachael, Ciara and all the rest of the staff really were so easy to deal with. The room looked fantastic on the day without us having to do a whole lot extra. We had a great party that we will remember for many years. And the bridal suite and breakfast next day were second to none.

13th June, 2018

Joe & Carmel

Would highly recommend Clontarf Castle to any couple. Clontarf is perfect for anyone looking for a venue with top class food and service in close proximity to Dublin, especially for any couples looking to cater for a large amount of guests. The welcome we received when initially visiting Clontarf Castle was second to none. As we discussed the finer details it was immediately clear to us that the castle were extremely flexible and would do whatever they could to create the perfect day! Needless to say this was borne out on the day itself! Everything went without a hitch and we could really relax and enjoy the occasion in the beautiful surrounds of the castle. Our heartfelt thanks to Rachael and all the team for exceeding our high expectations in every department!

28th October, 2017


From the day we first went in to Clontarf Castle they were professional, accommodating and friendly. We always felt that our wedding was important to them and they took care of everything - from small details to the bigger picture. Nothing was ever a problem, no matter what we wanted. Rachael was always very quick in her response to my (many) emails. Our wedding day could not have gone more smoothly and that was all thanks to Rachael and the team. Would highly recommend having your wedding here!

18th Nov 2017

Rachel Carroll

Absolutely perfect, the wedding team were amazing everything went a without a hitch couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. All our queries were answered promptly, the food was some of the best I have had would love to do it all over again!

29th November, 2017

Genevieve Farrell

Our wedding day at Clontarf Castle Hotel was a truly special day in every sense of the word, all due to the warmth, professionalism, efficiency and flexibility of the hotel's amazing staff and their most elegant and beautiful castle hotel and grounds. Having our wedding just before Christmas was extra special as the magical, festive atmosphere created by the staff was exceptional and added hugely to the enjoyment of our special day. Guests who travelled from abroad were particularly impressed with Clontarf Castle Hotel as a wedding venue and, like my husband and I, have very fond and special memories of their experience there. A special word of thanks goes to our wedding co-ordinator, Marianne Fanning, who I would highly recommend to any future bride. Marianne's warmth and rapport made it very easy to deal with her. She was extremely helpful, organised and flexible, most accommodating and displayed very good attention to detail. She was there when we needed her and promptly responded to any queries we had. The warmth extended by Marianne, and the rest of the staff, to my husband and I was so much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day at Clontarf Castle Hotel and would highly recommend it as an ideal wedding venue.


29th November, 2017


The wedding coordinator/planner Rachael Clark at Clontarf castle was a credit to the hotel ... every last thing to every last minute she was on it ..... from the meal tasting to the first dance the hotel was so professional.... they made our dream day .


21st November, 2017

Maureen & Brendan McHugh

Amazing Wedding Day in Clontarf Castle. Everything went to plan and staff were brilliant,putting us at our ease,leaving us to enjoy our Special Day. Would highly recommend all aspects,from the beautiful Castle and grounds, to the restaurant. Highly recommended, truly.


21st November, 2017

Elida and Bob

Our wedding day was extraordinary! I feel that Clontarf staff did their very best.. amazing food, welcoming staff, beautiful decoration. Especially the wedding coordinator, Rachel, was professional, kind and great to meet our requests and wish list. I surely recommend it to all future couples.


15th November, 2017

Petya Conti

We had our dream wedding at Clontarf Castle on the 18th September. We were so impressed since the very first time we visited the castle. Everybody went out of their way to make sure our wedding day was unforgettable. The place is so beautiful,the staff outstanding and the food amazing. Everywhere we go now,we compare to Clontarf Castle. The standards there are so high . The breakfast is the best we had by a mile. What a wonderful place! Can't recommend it enough!


15th November, 2017

Roisin Donnelly & Nick Contant

My husband and I got married at Clontarf Castle on November 12th, 2016, so we have just celebrated our one year anniversary which is pretty amazing! I am originally from Ireland but I have been living in Canada for over a decade and so my husband and I were not planning the wedding in 8 months but we were also doing it from Canada. From the beginning of the planning process the staff and wedding planners at Clontarf Castle were amazing, even with the time difference and the many emails that I sent, they always responded in a professional and timely manner. Honestly getting married in a castle you already feel like a princess but the amount of work and effort that all the staff members put into making our day a fairytale is beyond words. If I could do it all again I would not change a thing! From the food and being responsive to dietary issues, to the room and then the wedding suite it was just fabulous! Thank you Clontarf Castle for all that you did for my husband and I and for truly making it a day that we will never forget!


15th November, 2017

Nan Keenan

I must say that Clontarf Castle exceeded all of my expectations. I couldn't have asked for a better venue to have my wedding at. The staff was EXCELLENT! Every single person was so courteous and helpful. The entire wedding was amazing from start to finish. Even the planning process was easy. Every time I called with a question (or 30), they were always available to assist. My wedding coordinator, Rachael Clarke, was an absolute pleasure to work with. I had so many guests stay at the Castle and not one single person had anything bad to say. They all loved the staff and food! Our reception meal was gorgeous! Truly enjoyed every minute of my wedding and I can't thank Clontarf Castle enough. Great Experience!


10th November, 2017

Siobhan Ivory

I cannot recommend Clontarf Castle enough as a wedding venue. The venue is absolutely stunning, a perfect mix of modern and medieval, and makes for gorgeous photographs. The food was gorgeous, we still have guests commenting on it! The star of Clontarf Castle for me is definitely Rachel Clarke, our wedding coordinator. Nothing was a problem for her, there was no stress at all, her advice and tips were so helpful, and she was a lovely person to be around. If I could go back and do it all again I would still choose Clontarf Castle!


10th November, 2017

Ellen Gough

We had our wedding on New Years Eve. They were very accomadable and went above and beyond. I had about 30 people flying over from Canada all staying at the hotel and they loved it. They even had the bar stay open for what time New Yrs would be back in Toronto. Everyone was so nice and they played the exact music I wanted at the exact time I wanted it. We got married at the venue as well as the reception and the room changed over perfectly. The food was amazing as well as all the staff. I don’t think they ever told me no at my requests. Lol


9th November, 2017

Gemma Desmond

Perfect day with amazing staff who tended to our every need before we even knew what we needed. Extremely professional and efficient and the day ran like clockwork. Everyone commented on the excellent staff and their ability to look after the entire crowd and all of their wishes. Couldnt have asked for more. Superb.



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