Iain Lawn

and

Metaya Nakin

Wedding

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Wedding - 2 night event

3:00 PM, May 22, 2019
Markree Castle
Clooneenroe, Collooney, Co. Sligo Ireland

We are hosting a two-night wedding event that will begin on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 3PM and will end on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 12PM.
The wedding will be hosted at Markree Castle with the exclusive use of castle and grounds including rose gardens, the river Unshin, a boathouse and woodland walks only for our guests during the entirety of the stay. Please see itinerary below:
Welcome Party on Wednesday, May 22nd
Guest Arrival to Markree Castle at 3PM - please verify your arrival time if you need transportation from the train station to the castle, and we will send out a taxi to pick you up.
Upon arrival, there will be donuts and water, sodas, and a welcome bag in your room. You may order a snack on us from the menu in your room for a late lunch.
Castle Tour at 4PM - please meet at the staircase hall.
Dinner served at 6:30PM - a relaxed buffet style dinner will be served with one alcoholic beverage of your choice at the dining room.
Wedding Ceremony, Reception, and After Party on Thursday, May 23rd
Breakfast served from 8AM to 10AM - you will be able to select from different menu options once seated in the dining room.
Lunch served at 12PM - there will be sandwiches available in the long hall for you to pick up if you get hungry.
Wedding Ceremony at 2PM - ceremony will take place at the chapel at Markree Castle. Certain events such as this are unplugged, which means no phones or cameras. We have a talented photographer and videographer that will be capturing all of these events.
Afternoon Tea served at 2:30PM - afternoon tea will include scones, biscuits with freshly brewed fair-trade tea and coffee, canapes, and sparkling wine and beer served on the patio area.
Sligo Falconry and Lawn Games from 3PM to 5PM - birds will be available for static displays and flying displays after the ceremony. A falconer will talk about the art of falconry and answer any questions for guests that would like to participate. FlipEvents will be there with an outdoor photo booth and lawn games like lawn bocce, kubb, and ultimate frisbee. Guests are welcome to come and go as they please.
Cocktail Hour at 5:15PM - cocktails will be served in the inner hall and long hall
Speech by Brian Lawn at 5:45PM - please make your way to the staircase hall, Iain and I will be making our entrance for the reception on the staircase, and Brian Lawn, father of the groom, will be making a toast. This event is unplugged, which means no cell phones or cameras.
Dinner at 6PM - dinner will include a four-course meal consisting of a starter, a main course with wine pairing, dessert buffet, tea coffee & petite fours, and a Prosecco toast served in the dining room.
Speeches by Florine Gaum and Hickory Gateless at 8:30PM - please gather around the dessert buffet for toasts by Florine Gaum, Matron of Honor, and Hickory Gateless, Best Man. This event is unplugged, which means no cell phones or cameras.
Cake Cutting at 8:45PM - please enjoy the dessert buffet after the cake cutting. Guests are welcome to enjoy the cigar bar and go outside to enjoy the sunset.
Floating Candle Ceremony and Group Photos at 9:15PM - we will be walking down the gardens to the river and participating in a ceremony based off a Thai festival called Loy Krathong. The Loy Krathong, or ‘the festival of light,’ is believed to have originated in the ancient city of Sukhothai, where Metaya’s family is from. The traditional festival beautifully embodies a new beginning. Each person attaches a prayer, memory, or wish to their candle, before releasing it to a nearby body of water. Afterwards, guests will gather for group photos with sparklers.
First Dance at 9:50PM - we will retire to the entertainment suite on the lower ground floor via the Unshin suite from the gardens. The ground floor contains a private bar, a cocktail bar, a large dance floor, a farmhouse style kitchen, a lounge bar, and its own courtyard for a celestial themed masquerade ball. This event is unplugged, which means no cell phones or cameras.
After Party at 10PM - Miles Graham and his band will perform a live show in the function room aka the dance floor. He will play some original music like "Let It Shine" as well as some covers. FlipEvents will set up a magic mirror and flower wall photo booth in the main reception space. Miles Graham will then DJ at 12:30AM for the rest of the night, and the party will continue until 4AM.
Late Night Food served at 11:30PM - Late night food with tea and coffee will be served in the kitchen.
Breakfast on Friday, May 24th

Breakfast served from 9:30AM to 11AM - Breakfast will be served the next morning in the dining room before room checkout. Biscuits with freshly brewed fair-trade tea and coffee will be available after breakfast in the long hall.
Checkout at 12PM.
In order for guests to attend all events, we ask that all guests book their accommodations at Markree Castle. We have reserved all 30 rooms for our guests and will take care of the booking of the rooms. All you have to do is RSVP and show up. Guests will pay for their rooms directly with Markree Castle upon check out.

*All meals will be provided for you during your stay at no additional costs to you. Some alcohol will be provided to you at no additional cost during the welcome dinner, wedding reception, and after party, but any additional alcohol must be purchased.
For more information, please review the accommodations page and the entertainment page on this website.
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Welcome Dinner Buffet Menu

6:30 PM, May 22, 2019
Markree Castle
Collooney Co. Sligo Ireland, Collooney, Co. Sligo Ireland

A cocktail, beer, or wine

Buffet Menu

Lasagna
Curry chicken
Steamed basmati rice with cardamom & turmeric
Gratin of potato with melted red cheddar cheese
Penne pasta served with sweet corn and home-smoked chicken tossed in a chilli dressing
Noodles and prawns salad served with a coriander and sweet chilli vinaigrette
Egg and baked ham salad served with a spring onion and shallots dressing
Traditional Caesar salad with croutons and creamy dressing

There will be vegan or vegetarian options for those with diet restrictions.
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Breakfast Menu

8:00 AM, May 23, 2019
Markree Castle
Collooney Co. Sligo Ireland, Collooney, Co. Sligo Ireland

Breakfast Menu

Full Irish Breakfast
Sausage, Bacon, Sautéed Potatoes, Tournafulla Black & White Pudding, Mushrooms Baked Beans, Grilled Tomato & Ballisodare Free Range Eggs
Choice of two Fried, Poached or Scrambled Egg
Vegetarian Breakfast
Sautéed Potatoes, Grilled Tomato, Mushrooms, Baked Beans
Ballisodare Free Range Egg
Choice of Fried, Poached or Scrambled Egg
Oak Smoked Irish Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagel
Eggs Benedict
Toasted English Muffin topped with a poached egg & Hollandaise Sauce
Waffles
Fresh Homemade Buttermilk Waffles, Cinnamon Sugar & Maple Syrup
topped with Crispy Smoked Bacon
Creamy Organic Porridge
Made with real Cream & finished with just a hint of Irish mist
Breakfast is served with Tea or Coffee & Toast

Please help yourself to a selection of the following
from our buffet

Homemade Organic Granola
Mixed with seeds, nuts, cranberries & Muscovado sugar
Chilled Fruit Juices
Apple, Orange, Grapefruit & Cranberry
Selection of:
Sliced Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honeydew & Water Melon
Dried Fruit
Cereals
Yoghurts
Swiss & Cheddar Cheese Plate
Salami, Ham & Mortadella Sausage Plate
Homemade Brown Bread
Freshly baked Pastries & Croissants

Thursday, May 23rd

Breakfast served from 8AM to 10AM

Friday, May 24th

Breakfast served from 9:30AM to 11AM
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Afternoon Tea

2:30 PM, May 23, 2019
Markree Castle
Collooney Co. Sligo Ireland, Collooney, Co. Sligo Ireland


Canapés
A selection of all canapés below will be served to guests after the wedding ceremony:

Cucumber Wheel with Pesto Cream Cheese Prawn
Home Cured Smoked Salmon on Brown Bread
Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta
Baby Bacon Cheese Burgers
Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls
Sweet Chilli Cheese Wrap Wheel
Goats Cheese Bruschetta

Scones
Cookies
Sparkling wine toast
Freshly brewed artisan coffee and fair-trade tea

Sandwiches will be available in the Long Hall at 12PM on May 23rd*
Sandwiches – a mix of fillings - salad, ham, tuna, egg, etc
Vegan and vegetarian sandwiches will also be available to guests with diet restrictions.
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Wedding Reception Menu

6:00 PM, May 23, 2019
Markree Castle
Markree Castle Collooney Co. Sligo Ireland, Collooney, Co. Sligo Ireland

Wedding Menu
Starter

Markree Rua Cheese Tartlet
Smokey bacon and sundried tomato

Entrée Selections

Chargrilled Fillet of Irish Angus Beef
topped with sautéed onions and wild mushroom, brandy cream peppercorn sauce
or
Kilmore Quay Hake
poached in clarified butter, lemon arancini and champagne cream sauce
or
Supreme of Irish Chicken
mozzarella, sundried tomato and basil stuffing, mushroom and bell pepper garlic sauce

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Chilean Sauvignon Blanc (half a bottle per person)

Dessert Buffet

Fresh strawberry and cream cake
Le fournil delight (chocolate cake)
Chocolate mint cake
Toblerone cheesecake
Apple tart
Strawberry tart
Cheese wheel cake and fruit
Chocolate eclairs

Freshly brewed fair trade tea and artisan coffee (served with handmade chocolate)
Sparkling wine toast


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Wedding Reception Vegetarian Menu

6:00 PM, May 23, 2019
Markree Castle
Markree Castle Collooney Co. Sligo Ireland, Collooney, Co. Sligo Ireland

Starter
Red Wine Poached Pear
Garlic & black pepper cheese mousse, beetroot puree & pickled walnuts

Entrée Selections

Goats Cheese & Sun-dried Tomato,
Arancini & Ratatouille
or
Baked Sweet Potato
Mixed bean, pepper & tomato stew

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Chilean Sauvignon Blanc (half a bottle per person)

Dessert Buffet

Fresh strawberry and cream cake
Le fournil delight (chocolate cake)
Chocolate mint cake
Toblerone cheesecake
Apple tart
Strawberry tart
Cheese wheel cake and fruit
Chocolate eclairs

Freshly brewed fair trade tea and artisan coffee (served with handmade chocolate)
Sparkling wine toast
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