Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa

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Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is ideally nestled in the Meath countryside, yet conveniently on Dublin's doorstep.

+353 8013500

One of Ireland’s leading hotels, ideally situated in the Meath countryside, yet on Dublin’s doorstep, offers acres of stunning landscaped grounds, luxurious spa, spacious bedrooms and a fine reputation for quality food and service.

The magnificent landscaped gardens, sweeping tree-lined approach and historic architecture are a wonderful addition to your special day. The manicured gardens with gazebo are a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. The dedicated staff offer unobtrusive yet uncompromising service and will do everything to facilitate your every wish.

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa features 141 oversized modern guest rooms and 4 suites. The award winning Bridal Suite will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your day. The spectacular four poster bed coupled with the deep soaker bath tub and walk in wardrobes offer unrivalled romanticism for your special night.

Beautifully renovated in a fresh, light, airy and romantic style, the Tara Suite at Dunboyne Castle Hotel is flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows, maximising the views of the grounds, bringing the outside in. Design inspiration was taken straight from the ornate woodwork in the Old House by the famous Georgian carpenter, John Darley. As well as the gorgeously refurbished Tara Suite, which caters ideally for larger weddings, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa also has a delightful Drawing Room its with ornate ceiling, a beautiful setting for an intimate ceremony or blessing.

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by Denise and John on Mrs2Be

Our wedding at Dunboyne Castle was absolutely amazing, everything we hoped for and more. Your Events Team are truly fantastic and such an asset. Nothing was too much trouble for anybody, and everyone always so pleasant. We could not recommend Dunboyne Castle highly enough.
We must give special mention to yourself of course, for your understanding around John's dad being unwell and the fact we couldn't come out to the hotel on the Thursday before the wedding. Special credit also to John Ryan who was with us from I walked up the aisle until late in the evening, he looked after everything and everyone with so much grace and patience.
All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day and came away with nothing but good things to say about the venue, food, service and absolute attention to detail and dedication of all involved.
Sadly John's dad could not come to the wedding, and passed away four days later, but we made sure to tell him of the wonderful day we had, with no small thanks to you and your fantastic team.

by Fiona and Ronan on Mrs2Be

Just a note to say thank you so very much to you and the entire team at Dunboyne Castle for making our wedding day so amazing.

The level of service we received was top-notch & was commented on by many of the guests. The food was absolutely beautiful - again commented on by many of the guests.

All arrangements I had with you Melanie, flowed seamlessly on the day. I felt I could just relax & enjoy the day so much, as you had all the details taken care of. To top it all off we got a call from John the duty manager a few days after the wedding to say he had found cards belonging to us in our room. We didn't even know we had left any behind.

If I was to get married again tomorrow - I would book Dunboyne Castle in a heartbeat. I honestly couldn't have asked for any more on the day.We will be really looking forward to the overnight stay in the next year - & hopefully many more in the years to come after that.

by Olive and Patrick on Mrs2Be

Patrick and I are extremely happy with how our wedding was managed and would highly recommend it as a venue to other couples for their wedding day.
From our initial dealings with the hotel, our Events Manager Melanie de Lacy, facilitated us in every way. Melanie met us in advance of last years wedding fair, despite how busy she was due to be an hour later. She showed us the hotel and all its facilities, talked us through the workings of the day and answered questions that we had not even thought of. Throughout the months running up to the wedding Melanie facilitated every phone call and email quickly and professionally. She advised us on several elements of organising the wedding which made a significant and positive difference on the day, and introduced us to all the key members of the Dunboyne team so that we would be comfortable with everyone who was making our day so special.

Our daughter Sophia has a life threatening nut allergy, and again, this was taken very seriously by the hotel throughout the wedding area.
The wedding day itself ran seamlessly. We were absolutely thrilled. From meeting Melanie on arrival to speaking with John throughout our meal there was nothing to fault. During the meal we were concerned that we would be finished well ahead of the band arriving and John talked us through the timing even recommending a slow down in service if we were worried. We took his advice and kept to the original plan and everything worked out perfectly as he had said.
In the wee small hours, having dumped my high heels through too much dancing, the concierge stopped me as I was going through reception and gave me a pair of slippers!! Above and beyond the call of duty. He was such a gentleman.... I felt like Cinderella!!

One of the elements that you would hope for was that you are made feel special throughout the wedding event. As we, and our families were staying for a second night, it was incredible how the staff seemed to know who we were. Staff asked us, and our families, over the following days how they enjoyed the wedding and nothing was too much effort over the 3 days when Patrick and I had a request.

In addition, some of our wedding vendors said that Dunboyne was a pleasure to work with, offering whatever assistance was necessary to facilitate their needs. Again, something that reflects so positively on all of the team there. For this we are so grateful.

Finally, we have to say that all of the staff are fantastic. They are so friendly and warm and create a lovely atmosphere throughout the hotel. Dunboyne Castle is an incredibly family friendly venue with first class rooms, food and service. All of our guests raved about the entire Dunboyne experience which, as bride and groom, is what you want.

We loved our day of celebrations and believe Melanie, John and all the Dunboyne team helped to make it that bit extra special.We look forward to heading back to you all for our first anniversary! Until then, our deepest thanks!

by Darren and Karen on Mrs2Be

Hi Melanie

All is well, we had a superb day in Dunboyne and the Honeymoon was also a right treat in Vegas.

In terms of our experience on the day of our wedding and also the second night, I can honestly say that it surpassed all expectations. From the moment we arrived, the staff went above and beyond what was needed to make both us and our guests feel like royalty. The simple things like getting hot food for the children as soon as the wedding party arrived at the hotel, right through to the interaction of the staff with our guests, genuinely made everyone feel special on the day. We have had so many of our guests come to us saying that the staff in the hotel were unbelievable and “did we get special treatment because we knew someone there!” This treatment carried on into the second day and night, and I can honestly say that it felt like some of the staff were actually part of the wedding, with them even remembering the first names of a large amount of our guests!

The food was on par if not better than any restaurant I’ve visited either here or abroad and the service of same was impeccably timed! The manager who looked after our day, John (I think) is by far the best person I’ve come across in his position and believe me when I say I’ve come across a fair few people in his position when out on audits over the years. He was calm and relaxed around us at all times, attending to everything we requested with an urgency that seemed effortless……………………………….Hold onto him!

If you haven’t guessed by now, it was an all round excellent experience, so much so that we have 3 friends who are currently considering contacting the Hotel for their Wedding after the experience!

by Catharina and Peadar on Mrs2Be


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Paudie and the team for making our day so special. Words can not describe how amazing both Tom Breen and John Ryan were on the day. They were so professional and went over and beyond the call of duty to make our day so special.
My cousin fainted in the hotel on the day. He has since made a great recovery. Again Tom and John dealt with the situation so discreetly and calmly ensuring he got the assistance he required. First aid was administered at the hotel and an ambulance called by both Tom and John. Their speedy calm response to the situation was remarkable.
The floor staff on the day including waiters, waitresses and bar staff were so courteous and professional and again are a credit to the owner of the hotel.
The meal was magnificent and both myself, Peadar, our parents, families and guests were blown away by the venue. We cannot praise the venue enough. We have recommended it to friends and hopefully they will be in contact with you. If we last the year and make it to our first anniversary we would be delighted to celebrate at Dunboyne Castle Hotel.


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