Some Kind Words

Recent Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it. Here's some honest reviews from our previous couples.

Hi Liam and team,

We had such an amazing day thank you so much. Hard to believe it's all over. You were so easy to work with from start to finish and the staff, service, food and hotel itself were just amazing. People are still talking about how beautiful the hotel is and that the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding. We had an absolute ball and are so glad we picked castle oaks house hotel. We'll definitely be back to visit! The trip in the VW Camper van took 3hours 45mins in the end, and we were frozen but it was worth it!

Shannon and Thomas

26th November 2016

Recently held our reception in the castle oaks and we couldn't have had a better day. Booked early last year and never had a single issue or problem. We dealt with Liam on every occasion and found him very professional, thorough and efficient....also great fun. The run up the big day was stress free thanks to the hotel, the meal was absolutely beautiful and all our guests raved about the hotel afterwards. Delighted to highly recommend the castle oaks and we hope to call in for a visit over the xmas

Janice & Sean Lawler

18th November 2016

What a great venue for our wedding day!! Liam, Ciara, Patrick, Rebecca and all the team really looked after us. They allowed us to decorate the room ourselves and really add our own touch. It was such a nice cosy atmosphere for all our guests and everyone remarked at what a wonderful location the Castle Oaks is. Everyone remarked at how quick the food came out to their respective tables and how piping hot it was on arrival, not to mention delicious!

Ellie and John Gogarty

3rd November 2016

Thank you so much to Liam and his team in Castle Oaks. We had an amazing day... great attention to detail, lovely service, delicious food... and the setting is just perfect. All our guests commented on the excellent wedding meal and brekkie the next morning! Thanks again you made our day very special.

Tracy & John O’Dywer

4th November 2016

On behalf of Sharon and myself, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Liam, Ciara and all the staff in Castle Oaks House Hotel. It’s said that still waters run deep and that was most certainly the case with the calmness Liam and his team brought to our wedding day on October 29. Clearly, an incredible amount of preparation was put into making our day special and yet what was delivered was done so with a minimum of fuss or consternation. All that we could have hoped for was realised and our family and friends couldn’t have been more impressed by the quality of food and service they received on the day. Several have said that they will return in the near future and it would come as little surprise to us were our experience to inspire others to enjoy their wedding days in Castle Oaks. The hotel and the grounds provide an excellent venue and are so richly complemented by the staff’s attention to detail. Gobnait can take great pride in that fact. Look forward to visiting again soon.

Sharon & John Fogarty

29th October 2016

We cannot recommend the Castle Oaks Hotel enough. Liam was a pleasure to deal with and had us in ease during all the preparations. It is a stunning location and we captured some amazing photos. We were offered the highest quality of service with amazing food and exceptional value. Management and staff allowed us to relax and enjoy the day and they really help make our day extra special. Thank you so much to hotel and cant think of any other place in world we would rather have spent our wedding day. Cant wait to return soon.

Love Claudia & Alan Looney

10th Sep 2016

Myself and my husband got married at the Castle Oaks House Hotel in Sept this year.

Ciara (Events Co-ordinator) and Liam (Hotel Manager) were truly fantastic to deal with. I can't speak highly enough of them! They were both so easy going and helpful, nothing was a problem, and they ensured our day went off without a hitch. I really felt that they went above and beyond, co-ordinating the day down to a T, and ensuring that we got the day that we wanted. Super professional and lovely to deal with.

The hotel grounds are absolutely gorgeous, and the food was amazing, we received so many compliments from guests. The accommodation was ideal, some of our best pics were in the bridal suite! The Chalets on the property were great for families attending the wedding with kids. Also, the bookings team were always super accommodating during the many booking revisions they had to process for me.

Finally, many of our guests used the swimming pool the next day as a cure, an additional benefit! :)

Would definitely recommend!

Ida & Dave Keane

2nd September 2016

Fantastic country hotel with the most amazing attentive staff. Any request we made was never an issue. Very accommodating. We mostly communicated with Martina and Liam. They couldn't do enough for us or our guests. Amazing value, attractive grounds for wedding pictures. We were made to feel like family. Can safely say it was stress free while communicating with the Castle Oaks House Hotel.

John Paul & Siobhan Meehan

6th Aug 2016

We held our wedding at the Castle Oaks at the start of July. We had a wonderful experience and our guests absolutely loved it. We had a lot of guests travelling from all over the world and the set up of different types of accommodation worked really well for us.

The staff were wonderful. The wedding team, particularly Liam, Amy and Ciara were just an absolute joy to work with as was Claire who helped me set up accommodation for our guests. People were blown away by the amazing meal and the extra portions offered. I have to say I found the food to be delicious and it was one of the reasons we picked this hotel - we are total foodies and we wanted a wedding that had good food, good music and good wine. The Castle Oaks really helped us deliver on that.

I also loved that when we went to discuss the wedding with the hotel in the weeks and months beforehand they were really patient and helpful. It felt like the day was as important to the staff as it was to us and our families. When the day itself came I felt that that extra bit of effort was there - it felt so personal and our guests noted this too.

I am not easily pleased and so I can say without reservation that the Castle Oaks is a wonderful to place to have a wedding or family event. I would highly recommend.

Katie and James Riordan

7th July 2016

A massive thank you to Gobnait, Liam, Amy, Marie and all the superb staff at the Castle Oaks House Hotel for helping to make our wedding day so special and memorable back in May this year. Everything was so impressive from the moment we arrived at the drinks reception, which our guests were able to enjoy in the beautiful gardens. The locally sourced food produce was simply superb from canapés through to mains and desert (extremely generous portions). The attentiveness and friendliness of all the staff from the very youngest to the most senior staff was of the highest standard. This treatment wasn't specially for our wedding day but evident during prior visits when we were preparing for the big day. Everything was top class.

Liam and Amy made us feel special and, even though they manage numerous weddings each year, we were always made feel very special no matter what mad idea(s) we had :) They were very accommodating and their attention to detail was exceptionally good.

Marie - your food was also fantastic and surpassed our expectations, in presentation and taste. Thanks so much to you and your team. We got A LOT of compliments from our guests about the meal, so we thought it would be only fair to pass them on to you!

We looked at so many venues when planning our wedding but as soon as we saw the castle oaks, we loved the setting and it really is an ideal venue. Fortunately, we had a beautiful warm sunny day to show Castle Oaks off at its best, so anyone reading this, we would strongly recommend it :-)

Mr & Mrs Q :-)

28th May 2016

I could not have been happier with service we received from Gobnait and all her staff at the Castleoaks. They were a pleasure to deal with on the lead up to the wedding. In particular, when I was booking my wedding my main concern was that there was no lift in the hotel as I had a few guests who would have been unable to manage the stairs to the bedrooms. On booking our wedding Gobnait promised that a lift would be installed by the time our wedding day arrived and true to her word the new lift was in operation the day before my wedding. The venue itself was beautiful and has a real homely feel to it. And the food is absolutely to die for!! So many guests commented to us how impressed they were with the meal. I would highly recommend the Castleoaks to anyone planning a wedding. They really do go above and beyond to make the day go perfectly.

Michelle & Shane Greene

22nd April 2016

Friday 26th August 2016 was the wedding day of our daughter Shelagh Meskell to Adrian Guerin, with the reception at the Castleoaks House Hotel. As parents of the bride, we were anxious that the wedding reception would be memorable and enjoyable. Rose and I would like to thank your hotel for the service provided on the day, we were delighted with every aspect of the reception, it far exceeded our expectations. I know that Shelagh and Adrian liaised with Liam when making arrangements. Liam was approachable, proactively helpful and pleasant at all times - please convey our thanks to Liam. On the day, he ensured that everything ran like clockwork. All guests were impressed and pleased with the quality and abundance of food. The table service was excellent. Please convey our thanks to your excellent Chef (Maria - I think) and to her team. Gobnait, you can be proud of the part that all at the Castleoaks played in making this a great occasion.

John Meskell - Father of the Bride

28th May 2016

Absolutely brilliant place and hotel. I am so happy that we had wedding in Castle Oaks. We had best day ever. From arrival, food and deal with brilliant people couldn't be happier. Thank you so much for everything Liam and all management and staff of the hotel. Thank you for making our day so special

Daniela & Finbarr

22nd August 2015

Excellent service, could not fault it our wedding went off without any hitches. Thanks to Gobnait, Liam, Jamie and all the staff at Castle Oaks hotel for making our day special. Service was professional and food was fantastic. Our guests still raving about how they enjoyed themselves and what a lovely venue for a wedding. Liam kept us at ease by ensuring everything went smoothly. We would highly recommend Castle Oaks to bridal couples looking for perfection start to finish

Siobhan & Derek

20th November 2015

Fabulous venue for a wedding. The staff are friendly and efficient. They know what they are doing. We really could relax on our big day as we knew everything was taken care of by Liam and the team. The grounds are picturesque, the food is delicious and the service is top notch.

Louise & Aengus Frawley

July 2015

We had our wedding reception at the Castle Oaks this summer and cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We live in England and arranged everything from here but there were no worries at all with the Hotel. They were excellent to deal with and were able to accommodate any wishes or changes we wanted for our big day. All the staff were excellent throughout and we could not have wished for a better day. From the wonderful food, the amazing grounds through to the friendly service from the bar staff, the Castle Oaks really helped make our day very special. Thanks Gobnait, Padraig, Orla and all the staff (too many to name all :-)

Fabulous venue for a wedding. The staff are friendly and efficient. They know what they are doing. We really could relax on our big day as we knew everything was taken care of by Liam and the team. The grounds are picturesque, the food is delicious and the service is top notch.

Louise & Aengus Frawley

July 2015

The days leading up to the wedding we were in and out asking questions and dropping off personal decor etc. I thought to myself a 4 star hotel will tell us where to go! As soon as we got inside Liam the manager could not have been more helpful. As we were having the ceremony and reception at The Castle Oaks he walked and talked us through everything reassuring us about 'the big day'. On the day itself, again Liam and his staff were more than helpful and accommodating. The ceremony went perfect! In less than an hour they had the same room turned around and ready for the meal. The meal! I mean, wow. Each course was delicious with extra everything for the main, if one was able. Everyone one of our wedding guests complemented the meal.

As I was in the main suite I cannot speak for others but the room I was in was amazing. The room really gave that Georgian feel to it with it's incredible decor and if that's not enough, it had a jacuzzi!

At all stages of our time in The Castle Oaks the staff were more than helpful. The catering and bar staff were of a high standard which reflects greatly on The Castle Oaks as a hotel and wedding venue. I would very much recommend it to anyone in search of wedding venue as it has it all.

I would also like to mention that we organised the wedding from Canada. We thought this would make life a whole lot harder but again, Liam the manager was fantastic when it came to correspondence and putting our minds at ease. I look forward to visiting The Castle Oaks the next time I find myself in the Limerick area.

Clodagh & Anthony Flynn

27th December 2015

I would just like to say how absolutely delighted we were with our wedding on the 4th May 2014. We would not have changed a thing and we will be singing the hotels praises to everyone we meet. The food was exactly as we tasted when we did the food tasting and people are still raving about it and I can't believe everyone was offered seconds too! Not a chance of anyone going hungry!

The Manager was fantastic, completely professional, but lovely with it. Nothing was too much trouble. Even when I messed up on the seating plans, he sorted it all out and it all went without a hitch! Meeting Gobnait initially was great when we were looking around. We were on a flying tour of hotels in Ireland and she fitted into our plans which was very accommodating. It was lovely to have the personal touch and she was there throughout the wedding as well which was very good. Orla and Kathryn were also great and quickly replied to emails no matter how silly the questions were!

The day before and the day of and the day after, I was made to feel very special and even the bar staff knew may name. The barbecue the day after was very professional and tasty and I would highly recommend making a few days out of it for anyone planning a wedding. I will send on the photos when we get then and also if you would like us to speak to any prospective wedding people, we would be happy to do so. This review will be going on trip advisor and if you want us to post it anywhere else, just say!

Thank you so much for giving us the best day of our lives.

The new Mr and Mrs Leslie


I just had to drop you a mail to say a huge thank you for making my daughter, Jennifer’s wedding reception so perfect last Thursday 8th August. I have to say that everything surpassed our expectations. The food could not have been any better, everyone there commented on how good it was. The room looked amazing, the service and staff were first class. We could not have chosen a better venue.

Mike Moroney, Father of the Bride

The staff was so courteous and considerate and all of the guests remarked on the quality and generous portions of food. Particular attention was paid to me as I do not eat wheat or dairy and I was asked at each course if the food was all right for me and if I would like anything else. Overall the experience of having my daughter’s wedding reception in Castleoaks Hotel was a joyful and happy one and our visitors from Wales enjoyed themselves very much.

Nuala Coonerty, Mother of the Bride

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