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Darver Castle is an exclusive wedding only venue. It has been awarded Castle Venue of the Year 2020. Darver Castle offers an intimate private setting for your special day. Darver Castle Estate dates back to the 15th Century and is situated on 50 acres of fine parkland in the rolling countryside of County Louth. It has been lovingly restored by the Carville family, who continue to care for it. We are fully committed to making your wedding the most memorable day of your life, therefore we only cater one wedding per day, this ensures total privacy. Our castle provides a unique homely setting for you and your guests to celebrate at ease. Beyond the gates of Darver Castle, you sense the peace and serenity. Along the sweeping driveway to the castle, the towers and turrets of the castle come into view. With our mature trees and manicured lawns, you are sure to have many perfect photographic opportunities during your Castle Wedding. Darver Castle is delighted to cater for Ceremonies, which take place in our beautiful newly refurbished Ceremony Room. There is a bridal parlour suite on site. We have 54 bedrooms that can cater for 120 guests.
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Blathnaid H wrote a review 13 Apr
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We had our wedding in Darver back at the beginning of February and cannot overstate how incredible the team at Darver was. The day was everything we could have hoped for and more. Anne was our wedding co-ordinator and organised the day of our dreams. She had an absolutely brilliant approach and nothing was ever a problem. She made the whole experience and lead up so pleasant and stress free. Adrienne was also there on the day and along with all the other Darver staff made the day run so smoothly and of course Julie was absolutely fantastic in the run up and on the day. She couldn’t have done enough for everyone and was there until the very wee hours and was still back in again the next morning to great us and all our guests at breakfast! All the guests we have spoken to since the wedding have remarked on how fantastic the staff were. The staff make everyone and not just the bride and groom feel like a guest of honour and never forget a face. The food is absolutely outstanding, this is one of the biggest reasons we booked Darver in the first place and it certainly lived up to the hype. I will even miss the mini scones we got every time we went to visit before hand! Darver work seamlessly with suppliers and take all of the pressure off you - from last minute changes down to the finest details, nothing was ever a problem. I’m so sad it’s all over now but the whole thing was just so amazing. The hospitality is next level so if you want the VIP treatment for you and all your guests, you should without a doubt book Darver for your wedding.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Justyna K wrote a review Mar 2024
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From the first day we stepped into Darver Castle and saw the ceremony room we never even considered anywhere else - it was perfect and the warm reception we got was second to none. The attention to detail and friendliness from all the staff at the open night was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. That first day Ruth guided us through everything from start to finish. We knew straight away when we left after our visit and chat with Ruth, we wanted to get married there. Throughout the 18 months of planning Ruth and Anne could not have been more professional, helpful and pleasant. We are still receiving compliments from our wedding guests, the food was amazing and the best they have ever had at a wedding, the staff were so friendly and the castle decorations were beautiful, the staff went above and beyond in helping us prepare for our special day. On the day Adrian was amazing and she made sure we were sorted with everything and was just always on hand - the day ran to absolute clockwork. Aidan and Mary the owners are amazing and should be proud of their Wedding Venue because I would highly recommend it. We had the best day ever on our wedding day. A big thank you to the wedding team at Darver for making our wedding dreams come through. Looking forward to a visit back to Darver Castle soon - lords and ladies of the manor night will be a must from us. Justyna and Dáire
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Ian C wrote a review Mar 2024
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We booked Darver Castle for our wedding in February 2024 and it was the best decision ever. From the very first viewing we knew it was the venue for us. The castle looks amazing from the outside, the bar is bright and spacious and the banquet room is extraordinary. Anne was our coordinator for the wedding as she was a pleasure to deal with. She provided us with fantastic advice, assistance and information. Any request we made was accommodated with ease. On the day the staff couldn’t do enough for us. We really were treated like King and Queen of the castle. The whole day ran so smoothly and we wouldn’t change anything about it. All the staff are so focused on making the day as perfect as it can be for the wedding couple, and all the other guests. Having partied into the wee hours the tea and sandwiches in the kitchen to end the night was one of our favourite parts as we looked back on an amazing day. The next day all of our guests were full of compliments for the venue, the amazing food and the fantastic staff. Which was lovely to hear that they had the same opinion as we did. We would 100% recommend Darver Castle to any couples considering it for their wedding. It truly is a fantastic, 5 star wedding venue. Ian & Michelle
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Tara B wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had our dream wedding in Darver Castle in November 2023 , all the girls in darver are seriously amazing they cannot do enough for you and where an absolute dream to deal with from start to finish. The venue and food is just gorgeous. Special mention to Anne and Adrienne who are 2 beautiful souls. Cannot thankyou all enough! Darren & Tara Baylon
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 Feb 2024
Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure and we hope to see to back at Darver Castle soon. Wishing you both all the best for the future!
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ElizabethAW275 wrote a review Jan 2024
Carlow4 contributions12 helpful votes
I was at a New Years Eve wedding in Darver castle. It was perfect from start to finish. I was even made a cup of tea to bring with me and given chocolates to keep me going for the drive home. It is a beautiful place and the staff were very attentive. I had dietary requirements which were catered for with ease and absolutely no fuss.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure and we hope to see to back at Darver Castle soon.
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Emma B wrote a review Dec 2023
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The most amazing wedding venue, we had a perfect wedding day at Darver Castle. The whole team at the castle made our days fabulous, food was the best we have had at any wedding . Staff were so kind amd helpfull on the day . The wedding team from the moment we looked into Darver where brilliant there was nothing to much of an ask for them .
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure and we hope to see to back at Darver Castle soon. Wishing you both all the best for the future!
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Michaela M1667 wrote a review Dec 2023
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We recently celebrated our wedding at Darver Castle, from start to finish our experience was amazing. From the ease of organising in the lead up to the day, to the exceptional service on the day. The food, drinks, accommodation & service were all fantastic. All the staff are brilliant at what they do, they made our day run so smoothly. The Castle and surrounding grounds are beautiful, it truly is a magical venue. Thank you all for making our day so special.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure and we hope to see to back at Darver Castle soon. Wishing you both all the best for the future!
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Bríd wrote a review Dec 2023
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We booked Darver for our wedding 2 years ago and had the day of our dreams on Friday! Anne from the team was amazing from start to finish! Perfect in every way! Our guests were so impressed with the venue and the team did everything to make our day run smoothly.. would recommend to anyone thinking of a Christmas castle wedding in Ireland 🇮🇪
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure and we hope to see to back at Darver Castle soon. Wishing you both all the best for the future!
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Andrew M wrote a review Nov 2023
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We can't speak more highly of the place. Within 2 minutes of our first viewing we knew it was where we wanted to get married. Anne made the process easy and efficient from day 1. The day itself even surpassed our expectations. Guests were blowing away by the venue, the food and the staff .
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 Feb 2024
Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure and we hope to see to back at Darver Castle soon. Wishing you both all the best for the future!
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C R wrote a review Nov 2023
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We had our wedding at Darver Castle in October 2023 and honestly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue. From the moment we arrived at Darver Castle the staff were absolutely amazing - getting us food/drinks while we did our photos, making sure we had everything we needed. The Castle and grounds are absolutely stunning - the perfect backdrop for our photos! Everyone that we have spoken to since the wedding has raved about how amazing Darver Castle was - especially the food! From the minute we stepped foot in Darver for our viewing evening we knew it was the one. The most perfect cosy and homey venue. The amazing staff make you feel right at home and make sure your day flows seamlessly. We didn’t have to even think or worry about anything they had everything sorted for us. Honestly could not recommend enough, couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding venue - we would go back every weekend if we could!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure and we hope to see to back at Darver Castle soon. Wishing you both all the best for the future!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darver Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Darver Castle?
Nearby attractions include Stephenstown Pond Nature Park (3.9 km), Cuchulainn's Stone (5.1 km), and Woodside Chapel (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darver Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Darver Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Darver Castle?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darver Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Clermont, Rocksalt Cafe, and Sextons Bar & Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Darver Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cuchulainn's Stone (5.1 km), St Mochta's House (5.7 km), and Ladywell Shrine (6.7 km).
Is Darver Castle accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.