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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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Anne Marie M wrote a review 3 Jan
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We honestly can not recommend Darver enough! It will always hold a special place in our heart. We had our entire day at Darver. I used the bridal parlor to get ready before heading to the ceremony room next door. The whole day was so convenient. Ben and I felt so special and looked after. The castle rooms are so perfect especially for family members with limited mobility. I will always look back and be so delighted in our venue choice. We had our perfect Christmas wedding.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GrandTour01492948024 wrote a review 3 Jan
Our wedding at Darver Castle in December 2022 was even more amazing than we ever could have imagined! From the moment we viewed the venue and met Anne and the team, we felt so welcome and at home, and truly supported through all of our wedding planning. The Darver Team could not do enough for us to make our day completely perfect, both in the lead up and on the day itself. All of our guests were commenting on the beautiful grounds, the decoration inside the castle and how attentive all of the staff were through the reception and meals. We cannot recommend Darver Castle highly enough as a wedding venue – we just wish we could do it all over again!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Patricia G wrote a review 1 Jan
We had our wedding in Darver Castle in October 2022, everything about the day was amazing. It all ran so smoothly and I never had to worry about anything! All our guests have commented about how amazing the day was and how beautiful the venue and food was. If I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing, I'm so happy I chose Darver Castle for our wedding ♥️
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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D Clendenning wrote a review Dec 2022
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Darver Castle just made everything perfect. Our day was special from start to finish. The decor was fabulous for a winter wedding and the staff went above and beyond their remit. I fully recommend Darver Castle to anyone considering this as their wedding venue and I hope to be back as a guest soon.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynn C wrote a review Dec 2022
We had our wedding reception in Darver Castle in July 2022 and cannot recommend it highly enough! Throughout the planning and in the lead up to the wedding day (including a date change thanks to Covid!), Anne was so helpful, supportive and professional. Every single question we had was answered without any issue or delay, and Anne made the wedding planning process easy and enjoyable. On the day, we were looked after by Ruth and the team. We were welcomed by the lovely Mary who looked after all our guests so well. The food was absolutely incredible and the staff were top class. The entire day ran like clockwork from start to finish. Our friends and family are still raving about the food, the staff and of course the beautiful venue. Thank you again Anne and the team at Darver Castle for making our wedding day perfect in every single way. Lynn & Declan x
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Mags wrote a review Dec 2022
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We attending a wedding at Darver Castle and it was just incredible, from start to finish, the venue, the food and the staff are amazing. We stayed in the Castle and our room was gorgeous, spacious and had a fabulous view. The Christmas decorations are beautiful and the function room is simply stunning. Darver Castle is one of my favourite wedding venues, their attention to detail is something else!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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elizmaco wrote a review Nov 2022
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Where to start in our gratitude to Anne & Team at Darver Castle, you guys are amazing and did everything to ensure we had a perfect day, we cannot thank you enough. I had experienced Darvers magic many years ago when my sister married there, so I knew what to expect.. From our first viewing we felt welcome, informed, and knew instantly we would be married there. The Ceremony room is picture perfect and oozes happiness - a total vibe all on its own. The Castle itself is beautifully historic and immaculately maintained, set on lush green grounds with lots of fantastic photo locations, the kitchen / conservatory bar – where our guests could mingle & lounge to enjoy canapés & drinks before moving into the amazing Banquet Hall, where the food is amazing!! – the ambiance is magical. @AnneDarcy you are amazing! the level of care, professionalism, and attentiveness you & every member of the Darver Castle team provide is second to none, honestly it is perfect location, with amazing packages that cater to every little detail from seasonal flowered archways to personalised menus & table plans, with truly amazing staff that are so attentive and go above and beyond for guests. Simon & I loved every second of our day, we could not have been happier with our choice of venue and cannot recommend Anne & Darver Castle highly enough!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Danielle O'Brien wrote a review Nov 2022
Kells, Ireland
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We actually don't know where to begin with this incredible venue and all of its staff! From the first zoom call we had with Anne back in Jan 21, we knew there was nowhere else that was going to compare and it dod not disappoint! No ask was too big and any questions we had (no matter how silly) were answered without hesitation! Anne just put us at such ease during the whole planning stage! From the moment we arrived, Ruth and Mary had us treated like a king and queen and looked after us and all of our guests like they were their family! Each and every member of staff were so helpful and so kind. The venue itself is just breathtaking and the grounds are just so beautiful for photos! Each one of our guests commented on how amazing the food was with most if not all saying it was the nicest food they had ever been served at a wedding!! And most are still going on about it to this day! We could go on and on about how amazing Darver was, we had the most fantastic day and would love to relive the day to experience this amazing venue and the amazing staff again! Any brides and grooms trying to decide on their perfect venue, we just couldn't recommend Darver enough!! one last massive thank you to Anne, Ruth, Mary and all of the staff at Darver! Thank you all for helping us make our wedding day the most special day!! We can't wait to pop in for a wee cup of tea soon! x
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Cailín N wrote a review Nov 2022
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Thank you so much to Darver for our most perfect wedding day. The run up to the wedding everything was handled amazingly by Anne she was so attentive and always there to answer any questions. On the day itself we were so well looked after by the team. Nothing was too much for them! All our guests having been raving since about the food (steak was to die for!), service and homeliness of Darver Castle. All the reasons we fell in love with it in the first place. It was totally amazing from start to finish, the dream wedding venue. We sincerely hope to come back as guests to a wedding in the near future!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Smyck1 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Greeted with high quality food on arrival, friendly staff who went out of their way to meet every need. Food was absolutely delicious and served in a timely manner. Accommodation was superb and even managed a cup of tea and a bit of wedding cake in the wee small hours. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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DARVER CASTLE - UPDATED 2023 Reviews (Dundalk, Ireland)

Frequently Asked Questions about Darver Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Darver Castle?
Nearby attractions include Stephenstown Pond Nature Park (4.2 km), Cuchulainn's Stone (5.4 km), and Dromiskin Round Tower (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darver Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Darver Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Darver Castle?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darver Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cluskeys, Sextons Bar & Restaurant, and The Clermont.
Are there any historical sites close to Darver Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cuchulainn's Stone (5.4 km), St Mochta's House (5.6 km), and Ladywell Shrine (7.1 km).
Is Darver Castle accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.