Wedding Testimonials

Catriona & Greg - 23 November 2019

We couldn't recommend the County Arms enough for our wedding!! From the moment we got in touch to book right up to the Wedding day Michelle, Barry and Conor were so helpful! Response time to all queries was phenomenal an no matter what we asked for or wanted to change it was just done. The whole experience was stress free because of them. The arrivals food, meal, midnight feast and residents bar food was all so amazing! Everything rang like clockwork! We both highly recommend the County Arms,  if only we could do it all again !!! 


Maria & Wayne - 25th October 2019

"The team at the county Arms from start to finish were amazing, they listened to all our ideas and helped make our dream day a reality. As a family run hotel the attention to detail and personal interest they show in ensuring your day is faultless is beyond compare and guys the food is out of this world, I would not hesitate in recommending the County Arms Hotel Birr to anyone, 5 Stars!! 


Eimear & Shane - 12th October 2019

From the lead up to the day itself. The County Arms made the entire experience so enjoyable I trusted them with every aspect of the Wedding. The guests still cant stop talking about the food and the staff. They make sure it is the best party you and you're friends will have. Even the weather was good and it wouldn't suprise me if Barry, Conor and Michelle sorted that too! Thank you so much for making our wedding unforgettable! 


Roisin & Shane - 5th October 2019

The County Arms Hotel was just unbelievable. Conor, Barry, Michelle and all the team gave us a wedding that only dreams are made of. From the very first time we stood inside the door of the County Arms their hospitality, professionalism and can-do attitude was just incredible. There was no request too big or too small. Amongst other things the food was just amazing, our guests are still talking about it. You guys surpassed every dream we had for a wedding. Thank you '' 


Lorissa & Jeff - 19 Sept 2019

I don't know where to start. Our wedding day was the happiest of our lives and a major part of that was the County Arms Hotel and the fantastic service they provided. In the lead up to the wedding, they were fantastic. Every email or phone call was answered and any I never felt any stress or worry because they were always on top of everything. On the day, they were amazing. Everything went perfectly. We had our ceremony in the Maple Room and it's a perfect venue. Guests are still raving about the food, from the carvery rolls on arrival to the hogroast at midnight. The meal itself was fantastic, delicious and perfectly timed. The County Arms also sourced music for our drinks reception and the residence bar. I would highly recommend as they were great and the party started immediately after the ceremony and didn't stop until the small hours. Our photographer was so impressed with the grounds, he got some fantastic pictures and I cannot wait to see our album. I really cannot recommend Conor, Barry and especially Michelle highly enough


Michelle & Larry, 6 Sept 2019

The county arms were amazing for our wedding day. Everyone was so impressed with the food and the service. Its a family run business and you definitely get a homely feel from them and they really care about how the guests are enjoying the day. The day after the wedding our nieces and nephew were outside playing in the garden and Conor even brought them out an icecream. The Loughnane family were so thoughtful and helpful with every aspect of the wedding. We couldnt have asked for better!


Mairead & Francis, 9th August 2019

We are so happy that we chose the County Arms for our wedding. They were a pleasure to deal with from day one. Nothing was a problem for them. Our guest are still talking about the meal and service. We could relax and enjoy our day knowing that everything was taken care of! I would definitely recommend the County Arms to anyone getting married! Michelle was fantastic to deal with! 




Mairead & Francis - 26 July 2019

We are so happy we chose the County Arms for our wedding. They were a pleasure to deal with from day one. Nothing was a problem for them. Our guest are still talking about the meal and service. We could relax and enjoy our day knowing that everything was taken care of ! I would definitely recommend the County Arms to anyone getting married! 


Cara & Shay, 19th July 2019

The service before the wedding was fantastic and they have an excellent wedding planner Michelle. The food and service is absolutely outstanding in the hotel, it was the talk of the day! It’s a family run hotel and Conor and Barry were there throughout our wedding day to ensure everything went seamlessly. I would highly recommend this venue to other couples!


Margaret & Mark, 22 June 2019 

County Arms excellent reputation is well deserved. From start to finish, the professionalism of all staff was exceptional. It was like family looking after family. Would highly reccomend.


Niamh & Alan, 22 September 2018 

We loved everything. Staff everywhere  are so so friendly, from reception to the bar staff to everybody serving food, just wonderful.. All our guests were looked after so well, the food was fantastic. Deirdre Conor and Barry could not do enough for you, we had nothing to worry about on the day, we knew ye had everything looked after. We've been raving about the county arms to everybody!

Our wedding in the county arms was amazing! We were treated like family, they helped us with everything no matter how big or small. Every member of staff from reception to the bar was so friendly and really couldnbt do enough for you! The  wedding team are so proffessional , organised  and warm. We had no concerns on the day because we knew that Deirdre, Conor and Barry had everything at hand! The food was one of the highlights of the day, absolutely amazing, all our guests  were talking about it! We really couldn't recommend the county arms enough, our wedding day was fantastic.


Nicole & Alan 14th September 2018 

The staff went above and beyond for our wedding and the food was fantastic

We loved everything about our wedding reception in The County Arms Hotel. Conor, Barry and Deirdre made the planning and build up so stress free and enjoyable. The staff working on the night were fantastic. The food and venue were fabulous. We would definitely recommend this hotel to other couples planning their big day.


Sadie & Richard -25th August 2018

From the beginning, Conor and his crew made us feel at home away from home.
I hope that this gentleman never loses his hospitality and professionalism. It obviously reflects from his staff. Thank you to the Loughnane Family, wedding crew and staff for giving me and my bride such amazing day.  I would highly recommend this venue to any new weds.


Sadie & Richard - 25th August 2018 

Everything from start to finish! The staff are amazing, every guest commented on the food and the staff and on the personal touch of having Conor there on the day. I couldn’t think of one thing, genuinely I couldn’t recommend you enough.

Everything from start to finish! The staff are amazing, every guest commented on the food and the staff and on the personal touch of having Conor there on the day. I couldn’t think of one thing, genuinely I couldn’t recommend you enough.

The County Arms and their staff made our wedding day carefree, fun and easy, and as a bride that's what I wanted but paired with this was the most fantastic food and atmosphere, I nearly want to get married again just so I can go back.  From our 6 year old daughter to my 92 year old Gran mother everyone was catered for to their own needs, I don’t know how they did it but everyone not only myself and my husband felt special on the day.

We cannot take you enough for the special day you gave us and our family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Elaine & Thomas - 13th August 2018

Personal relationship with staff meant we felt that they cared about making our day as special as possible. The standard and quality of food was super.

The staff at the County Arms Hotel Birr were an absolute pleasure to deal with. From the managers to the waiters who helped us choose our wedding menu and all the staff we met along the way, everyone made our experience a really positive one. The garden was just beautiful for our Summer wedding and we got some beautiful photographs without having to leave the hotel grounds. Our family and guests are still raving about the fabulous food served on our wedding day! We are so grateful for all the help and advice we received from everyone at the County Arms Hotel. Mr. & Mrs.Bermingham.


Geraldine & Shane - 27th July 2018

From the moment I started planning my wedding. Deirdre was a great help. And had lots of great ideas and knew lots of stuff I didn't know. From the moment we stepped out of the car Conor was to hand all night to help. Our guests really enjoyed the day and night. Everything was perfect. I would highly recommend the County Arms!!!


Alma & Dave - 27 April 2018

Big thank you to all of the team at the County Arms for making our wedding day so special, it was a fantastic day from start to finish and we have some great memories from it! From our initial meeting & show around with Conor to working with Deirdre on organising the day itself we knew we were in safe hands! Both were very accommodating to our needs and everyone done an incredible job on delivering an absolutely fantastic wedding reception for us and our guests. Everything we asked for on the day was delivered and nothing was left undone! Everyone we met the day after spoke very highly of your food, service, staff & beautifully maintained gardens, this is a great testament to you and your team so well done to you all. We are delighted that we picked The County Arms for our wedding and we both would highly recommend the hotel to any couples looking for venue.Thanks again for incredible day & night, and we wish the County Arms every success in the years to come! 


Jean & Thomas -16th March 2018

The team let us put our own mark on our day. Everyone was super to our families and us and were on hand for any little thing that was needed which didn't go unnoticed and everyone appreciated it so much.

When we booked our wedding in the County Arms at the end of November 2016 we were slightly apprehensive. We booked it because we loved the feel of the place and had a good gut feeling about it. Neither of us knew anyone who had their reception there previously but had seen good reviews, in particular about the food. Fast forward 16 months and our gut feeling was 100% right. Conor, Deirdre, Grainne and all the staff were so helpful in the few weeks prior and on the day of the wedding. From management down to the reception, bar and restaurant staff everyone was so friendly and accommodating and that cannot go unrecognised either, every single person over our weekend there was excellent. Not one thing had to be asked for, there was always someone there just with what you needed at that exact time. It goes without saying the arrival food, the main meal, the midnight buffet, the vast finger food the next day , was all exceptional. If anyone leaves your wedding in the County Arms hungry, then that is on them! Four weeks after the wedding and our guests are still raving about the food. The ice cream at midnight seemed to have made the adults nearly as happy as the kids. The night of/morning after, when we were going up the stairs at 5.30am, the one thing we said to each other was that we wouldn't change the hotel we picked in a million years. Thanks so much for everything and being such an integral part of the most important day in our lives so far. Thomas & Jean 16/03/18



Trish & David - 29th January 2018

The food and the relaxed atmosphere , the staff where helpful even going to bridal suite to get my fur cape

We had our wedding here  in January 2018. The hotel was amazing the food was outstanding as was the service.  Conor and Barry along with the wedding co ordinaters Grainne and Deirdre made our day run super smooth.  We had an amazing time as did all our guests. Thanks so much for everything. Trish & David 


Sarah and Kieran, 11th November 2017

We celebrated our wedding on Nov 11th 2017 in the fabulous County Arms Hotel in Birr. From the first meeting with had with Conor, we were hooked by this hotel! The ease at which the day was organised was just brilliant...leaving us with very little to do only show up! When we arrived on the day we were treated like royalty and so too were our guests with the fab food and drinks that awaited our arrival...with music in the bar and a great atmosphere...the craic wasn't long to get going! Everything went off to a T and it was all very relaxed, helped by the friendly staff who joined in with the banter throughout the night! We just can't thank the hotel management and staff enough for really making our day and night an absolutely amazing experience!! Our guests are still raving about the food and how fab the hotel is (all 283 of them!). I would recommend the County Arms hotel in a heart beat to my closet friends and family...3 of our guests have since booked it for their own weddings; I think that says enough!


Miriam & Thomas, 10th November 2017

The County Arms was an excellent venue for our Wedding day, from the very first time we went to look at the venue to the big day, the staff were excellent, we cannot speak highly enough of the wedding team, we had the benefit of attending our friends wedding in the hotel prior to our wedding and from our friends wedding we knew the county arms was a front runner, we met with Conor when we went to look at the venue, he sat down with us and gave us his time going through all the options, it was clear to us at that stage that they valued our custom and there was a nice personal touch to it, with the family run operation,


Our wedding days was a fabulous experience, the venue, the music, the food were all amazing, The County Arms is ahead of the rest when it comes to hosting Weddings on every aspect, I couldn't recommend the county arms highly enough




Ann & Karol, 25th Feb 2017

We had our wedding reception at the County Arms in February 2017. We had a fabulous day. The venue was beautifully decorated, the food was delicious and the staff were fantastic. We would recommend the hotel to anyone planning a wedding. Thank you to the management and staff for a clockwork performance


Brian & Michelle, 22 April 2016

Thank you so much for all your help & advise and for making our big day fantastic and one we'll never forget. Everything was perfect and we couldn't have asked for better


Domhnall & Edel, 29th Oct 2016

 We had our wedding here over October Bank Holiday weekend and from the moment we met with Barry Loughnane to view the hotel we knew we had found the ideal venue for our big day. Our wedding co-ordinator, Sharon Conneely, kept in contact with us throughout and effortlessly oversaw every detail of our wedding, allowing us to enjoy the happiest day of our lives without any stress whatsoever. For us, it was essential that our guests be well fed. We invited guests from every corner of the country (and beyond) and as each guest arrived they were met with a warm welcome and hot food that was greatly appreciated. The food was truly amazing and many of our guests still comment on how it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. It goes without saying that the main meal was excellent, but a personal highlight was the midnight feast. The feast included suckling pig, curry, crepes, ice cream and more served up by the impeccably attired County Arms team. The hotel is sumptuously decorated and the garden provided an elegant backdrop to our wedding photographs. We would recommend the County Arms to any couple without hesitation and sincerely want to thank Barry, Conor and Sharon for making our wedding day everything we ever could have wished for.


Finula & Daryl,  14th Oct 2016

My Husband and I had our wedding reception in the County Arms Hotel last October, 2016. I can easily say they provided everything to the highest standard possible in order to make our day , truly the best day of our lives. From the very start of our wedding plans, meeting the owner Barry and the wedding Coordinator, Sharon to the day of our wedding both of them and the staff of the County Arms were very professional, supportive and always available when needed. The selection of food was endless and they catered for our every need. We would highly recommend the County Arms Hotel as a Wedding Venue as would all our family and friends, who still compliment us on their experience of the day. Finula & Daryl

Lisa Bracken, 6th October 2016

Myself and my husband had our reception at the country arms on the 6th October. I cannot praise the hotel and staff enough for their help leading up to the day and on the day itself. Sharon was wonderful in helping me with all my little worries and Barry and staff were brilliant on the day. If I could do it all again I wouldnt change a thing. Lisa and Brian Bracken


Colin & Leona Good, 1st October 2016

Colin, Oliver and I would like to sincerely thank you for everything you've done over the past few months in preparation for our big day! All your hard work was evident because we had a ball and each and every one of our guests complimented the food, the service and the friendly and helpful staff. The entire weekend was a pleasure, friday evening's dinner set the tone for the weekend, Seamus and Jane together with all the staff ensured that Saturday was relaxed and enjoyable - everything was looked after with a smile! I must compliment Leslie for looking after us at the top table at dinner. And I had lovely little chats with Michelle, Grainne and Claire over the weekend too. It has been declared 'best wedding ever' amongst our friends, we only wish the day had felt longer, it really goes in the blink of an eye! County Arms - you're a class act! 👍


Dan & Jessica, 16th September                                                                                                                        

The moment we drove into the county arms we knew it was the place for our wedding. we had visited 5 other venues before the county arms and none of them had the warm feel we got here. From our first visit to our last we were made feel at home. A wedding is a big investment and if i could do it over again i wouldn't change a thing. The county arms do everything so well from the food to the gardens to the staff to the ball room finishes. You could pick up the phone and ring Barry and Conor at anytime and anything they could do to help you they did. Both my self and Jessica were so happy with the day and it just makes it better when all our guest tell us how wonderful they found the venue too. hands down the best wedding venue in Ireland in my opinion


Sheelagh Grennan,10th September 2016

We had our wedding here during the summer and from the moment we met with the team to view the hotel months before hand we were made feel so special. The service and attention to detail is second to none. As one of our guests put it ...."you wouldn't of had that level of service in any other hotel in the country -it felt like you were their little sister" and that genuinely was the case even from the early planning days spending time with Connor - where any special request for the day was automatically met.
The hotel is so versatile – we were unsure whether to go for a summer or Christmas wedding as either option offers such unique settings. At Christmas we could have had our drinks reception in the hotels newly refurbished lobby and fabulous drawing rooms with log fires and Christmas decorations in abundance or during the summer they have a fabulous walled garden for our guests to enjoy. We opted for the latter and were fortunate enough to have been blessed with a fine day. The hotel gardens were beautiful and the perfect setting for our drinks reception. Guests walked up the rose lined garden path and there was a real feeling of enchantment as they entered through arch way gates to an idyllic walled garden. The week before the wedding my reception music fell through (stress you don't need your wedding week) and Connor just swopped in and secured the most amazing band for us - just one of the many things they went above and beyond the line of duty with.
One of the highlights of the day was the food and from the very moment guests arrived to the drinks reception the tone was set - we were going to get to enjoy the most delicious delicate food throughout the day. The hotel offers many canape options for the bride and groom to choose from. There is everything from freshly made duck pancakes to a seafood trolley which consists of an oyster and Guinness station to many more sensational canapés that are served throughout the duration of the drinks reception – the options are endless. Everything we choose was served outside and was amazing. On the day my husband and I were welcomed into a tremendous champagne tower - the atmosphere was amazing and I was so elated arriving in after having our photos taken to see the party in full swing, everyone enjoying themselves. The hotel is so classy and elegant and everything from the get go was presented with such finesse. Adeline in the hotel took care of the floral arrangements which were amazing and really created an opulent yet warm atmosphere.
The meal was incredible! This hotel offers the best tastiest food I have ever had at a wedding. The range of options to choose from for the meal is endless also – they have every cut of beef - cooked to your liking, along with lamb, chicken, fish or vegetarian options. The menu package we went with offered 2 starter options for the first course, 2 soup and 1 sorbet option for the second course, 3 main course options for the third course, 2 desert options for the fourth course and the meal was finished with tea and coffee, petit fours and a cheese board. I consider myself and my husband massive foodies and we were blown away by the standard of all the food they served...everything was delicious and presented fabulously. Despite having a large wedding of over 300 guests the dining room felt very intimate and the level of service during the meal was impeccable for all guests – generally each table was served each course simultaneously.
The midnight reception was amazing also. The hotel again will take your breath away with the amount of choices they offer you for this stage of your day. You can choose everything from prawn or chicken stir fries cooked in front of you and served in Thai take away boxes to freshly made crepes and ice cream cones or bacon and turkey butties to fish and chips options –there really is everything to choose from and it is equally as delicious as the meal. The residence bar has a lovely intimate feel to it and really helped keep the party going well into the early hours.
There is no other hotel in the country I would have chosen or would recommend more than the county arms. The entire team deliver the most unique five star wedding experience I could of ever wished for and you really couldn't organise your special day with a nicer bunch. I sincerely want to thank each and every person on the county arms team from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding day everything we could have wished for.


Emma & David, 9th September 2016

 I cannot recommend the County Arms Hotel highly enough from our very first meeting to our wedding day Sharon and Barry we're just so helpful to us and took so much pressure off us giving little pieces of advice which at the time seemed small but on the day were so important. The food was fantastic from start to finish our guests are still talking about how good it was. The venue itself stunning the ballroom is an absolute credit to them it's beautiful. We had a rainy wedding day but the upstairs of the original part of the hotel was perfect with a beautiful hallway and drawing room with a fire lighting we had some gorgeous photos taken it made no difference that we couldn't go outside. I wish Sharon and all of the staff every success for the future and would love to see ye win this award you are so deserving! I wish We have our day all over again!