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15 Sep 2017

Celebrate your love story in the Signet Library

Whether you’ve been inspired by the likes of Romeo and Juliet, Jean Armour and Robert Burns or even Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, come to the Signet Library to celebrate your love story.

The Signet Library is the perfect Edinburgh wedding venue for couples wanting to say “I do” in an elegant and historical building. A working law library, it’s a mere stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the ancient Royal Mile and balances timeless grace with breath-taking grandeur.  The venue is unique in that it’s hugely flexible with several rooms on two floors to accommodate nuptials of any scale. Don’t just take it from us though, here’s what Signet brides, grooms and even a mother of the bride, have to say:

“It truly was the very best wedding I have ever attended not just because it was our only daughter’s wedding but from the beginning of our day with you until the last guest left every moment was just perfect. The venue is stunning, iconic and formal yet the ambience is warm, comfortable and relaxing. It has that WoW factor that other venues can’t compete with. Your attention to fine detail has to be commended and I would recommend you highly to any perspective couples who are planning to get married. They would have their perfect day.”

Carol, Mother of the Bride

Your time management, crowd control and MC-ing were spot on. We were very lucky to have you with us on our big day and I’m especially grateful for your warm hospitality that shone through regularly. Please pass on our most heartfelt thanks to everyone at The Signet Library who helped to make our reception such a smash. Not only was the food delicious, but the servers presented it beautifully and with great precision. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable and treated each guest like royalty. I know that there were many people behind the scenes who worked tirelessly to make it all happen so smoothly. I can’t imagine having had our reception in a more beautiful place than The Signet Library.

Erica and Ed

“We were delighted with how things ran on the day and truly appreciate the huge amount of work you did to make the day so special. The standard of the food throughout the day was exceptional, as was the interaction of the staff with our guests. Our guests were awestruck by the venue, and particularly complimentary about the Upper Library. Thank you again.”

Tom and Laura

Once called “the finest drawing room in Europe” by King George IV, this inspirational library has served many couples over the years as the venue where their love was celebrated and where they started the next chapter in their lives.

To find out more about the Signet Library, contact our fantastic event designers on 0131 225 0652 or signet@heritageportfolio.co.uk.

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Mansfield Traquair is an Edinburgh gem and stunning wedding venue

Soaring ceilings, exquisite murals and those brilliant crimson doors that lead to the wedding of your dreams.  

The absolute grandeur and beauty of Mansfield Traquair has earned it the deserved mantel of “Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel.” But what do Mansfield brides and grooms think? And why should you hold one of the most important events of your life here? Here are a few comments from some past Bride and Grooms…

The dedication and support of our Wedding Designers …

Vanessa and James

Never in my wildest dreams did I think my wedding could be so perfect and that is in part due to the fantastic support the event design team at Mansfield Traquair gave myself and James during the planning process, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

The delicious menus and paired wines

Thomas and Jamie

We spent a very happy afternoon with the team from Mansfield and four of our friends to choose the final menu and wine selection for our big day.  It was a fantastic experience and again another very happy memory.

The tradition and versatility  

Rad and Kristin

Rad walked in through the big red doors, saw the murals and fell in love. Rad knew that he couldn’t imagine himself getting married anywhere else. It had the feel of a cathedral while allowing us to have the type of ceremony that we wanted.

Being able to design around any theme or influence  

Suzanne and Monday

We tried to incorporate this by having Scottish and Nigerian influences in the wedding. Tables were named after Nigerian and Scottish/Northern Irish places that are special to us. Our Nigerian family and guests wore traditional Nigerian wear and Monday incorporated some Igala into his speech which our Nigerian friends and family really appreciated.

The city centre location

Kim and Dominic

Mansfield Traquair was the first and only venue we had seen when we were venue hunting! We both loved living in the New Town, and had our first ever date at a cafe near Mansfield Traquair. In addition, most of our family and friends were traveling from afar, so Mansfield Traquair provided the best of both worlds - a beautiful venue that is centrally located in our favourite neighbourhood. 

So whether you’re looking for a central location, wedding design and planning expertise or the grandeur of the historical venue, get in touch with our team to plan your big day on 0131 474 8013 or mansfield@Heritageportfolio.co.uk

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Members of www.luxuryscottishwedding.co.uk - Scotland’s Luxury Online Directory for Weddings


Hamilton & Inches

14 Sep 2017

Engagement and wedding planning are some of the most precious and exciting moments in a couple’s life, as you imagine your life together and the special details of the celebrations still to come and the years of memories ahead. 

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Stephen Paterson - Chief Executive

Hamilton & Inches has been making those very wishes come true since we first opened our doors in 1866. Our values of exceptional service, craftsmanship and trust with our loyal customers remain our everlasting promise, and that promise has allowed us to witness and play our small part in the most heartwarming of moments over the years for brides and grooms, couples, partners, parents, friends and families.

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Our showroom experts, service team and craftspeople all understand how important planning can be in the pursuit of that perfect moment of celebration. Let Hamilton & Inches, jewellers for generations, help you as you begin your exciting exploration of the fine jewellery, accessories, gifts and keepsakes which can make your engagement and wedding truly unforgettable.

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Our online showroom, with its indispensable Wishlist area, can become your new best friend as you admire and save your favourite items for consideration and co-ordination with the other key elements of your plans. It’s a bit like your own private Pinterest board, which you can then share with your most trusted bridal advisors or, indeed, your partner if there are no secret missions taking place. While we would always warmly invite you to visit us in person at our iconic showroom on Edinburgh’s George Street, and let us welcome your celebrations with some fizz and advice, we know that sometimes a little online browsing and curating can help when you are still at the early stages of pulling all the details of your engagement or wedding together. The Hamilton & Inches Wishlist will inspire you with our unique coloured stone rings, our hand-crafted Hamilton & Inches jewellery collections, and perhaps our distinctive silverware, made in the three floors of workshops we are so lucky to have right in the centre of Scotland’s capital.

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Hamilton & Inches’ jewellers, silversmiths and watchmakers understand that your love story and your big day are unique, and that our privilege is to help make it truly wonderful with treasures and gifts which will not only last for the lifetime of your love, but may become very special family mementos for generations still to come in your story still to be written.

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Whether you are a bride looking for the perfect bracelet or necklace to inspire or complete your outfit, or if you are a groom looking to gift your groomsmen with the most exceptionally hand-crafted silverware in the shape of expertly designed, chased and engraved coasters quaichs or Highland Dress,, Hamilton & Inches is the home of Scottish celebrations. We look forward to sharing in your magical story and inspiring the treasures you choose to mark your love together.

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Hamilton & Inches | 87 George Street | Edinburgh | EH2 3EY

0131 225 4898 | info@hamiltonandinches.com | WEBSITE


Glencorse House

6 Sep 2017

Here at Glencorse we are privileged to have a beautiful 17th century Kirk in the grounds of the house hidden away amongst the trees - a Kirk made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring in some of his books and used by him for worship. More recently the Kirk was used in the filming of wedding scene in the series Outlander - great fun to be a small part of!

The Kirk has an intimate and romantic feel to it and is always candlelit to add ambience to the most special part of the wedding day.

Glencorse House is set in lush parkland with plenty of opportunity for outside activity and the aim is for drinks receptions to be held on the lawn. 

Couples are transported to our lovely lake overlooking the Pentland Hills and surrounded by stunning trees and rhododendrons - a relaxed and private place to escape to after the ceremony to have time to toast each other and have photographs taken before joining your guests. 


Dinner and dancing take place in our very sturdy and airy marquee, beautifully lined and furnished with a solid wooden floor, a lovely well stocked bar and adjoining cloakroom and restrooms. Large enough for weddings of up to 150 but it is also possible to host smaller weddings during the week. 

We love hosting weddings at Glencorse and have had some amazing parties here elegant but with enough informality to make you feel comfortable and have fun and  where all the stress has been taken from you -leaving you to have the best day of your lives. 

We feel that photographs speak much louder than words and thank Karolina Kotkiewicz Photography and Zsofi Molnar of Studio Life Photography for their amazing contribution and wonderful personalities.

Glencorse House | Milton Bridge | Nr. Edinburgh | EH26 0NZ

01968 676 406 | Contact: Vivien McCaig | info@glencorsehouse.com | WEBSITE

Member of www.luxuryscottishwedding.com - Scotland’s Luxury Online Directory for Weddings


Gilmerton House

1 Sep 2017

INTIMACY. EXCLUSIVITY. SIMPLICITY.

Smaller, elegant celebrations at Gilmerton House & Lodge

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If keeping your wedding special means just inviting your close family and friends, our intimate wedding package may be the perfect choice for you.

Imagine an elegant candle-lit ceremony with a select number of loved ones in one of our impressive rooms, followed by a chic canapé reception, and a delicious intimate dinner prepared by our award winning caterers. You can create a meaningful and truly special wedding with one of Scotland’s most beautiful country homes all to yourself.

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This special package gives flexibility, offering you exclusive use of the House & Lodge for up to 26 guests staying within luxuriously appointed accommodation for two nights. This includes all the facilities of the mansion, making it your own stately home for the duration of your stay.

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As well as your 2-night stay, you will receive a delicious pre-wedding gathering dinner on your arrival night, a drinks and canapé reception after the ceremony and a gourmet wedding breakfast served in either the Dining Room or Music Room – and the services of a dedicated team to make sure your big day goes smoothly.

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We can also help you to plan your evening celebration, whether it is a quiet evening with close friends and family or a party with a DJ in our stunning Music Room. We can organise anything from a cocktail and oyster bar through to a four-piece jazz band to play you through the evening.

Sometimes the most intimate weddings are the most memorable

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OUR INTIMATE WEDDING PACKAGE

Our exclusive intimate wedding package includes two nights stay at Gilmerton House & Lodge for up to 26 guests within 13 luxurious double bedrooms.

ON ARRIVAL (the evening before the big day)

• Glass of prosecco aperitif

• 2 course supper served in either the Dining Room or Music Room

• Coffee and cheese served in the Drawing Room

• ½ bottle wine per person with dinner

ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

• Breakfast served when you rise (room service for the bride)

• An intimate wedding ceremony in the Drawing Room or Music Room

• Drinks and canapé reception in the garden or reception (1 glass of prosecco and 3 canapés per   person)

• 3 course wedding breakfast in either the Dining Room or Music Room

• Bar service

• Light evening buffet 

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THE MORNING AFTER

• Breakfast served in the Dining Room

PRICING

October to April (excl. Christmas and Hogmanay) £9,795

May to September £10,795

Christmas and Hogmanay priced on request

PRICING INCLUDES

• Tea, coffee and shortbread with all meals

• Crisp white table linen and linen napkins

• Crockery, cutlery and glassware

• Dedicated team of staff, including your own personal butler, to deliver your event

• Cash bar

CONTACT

For more information and to check availability, please email fay@gilmertonhouse.com or call on 01620 880342.| WEBSITE

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Gilmerton House | Athelstaneford | North Berwick | East Lothian

Member of www.luxuryscottishwedding.co.uk - Scotland’s Luxury Online Directory for Weddings


GG’s Yard

28 Aug 2017

There’s nothing more important when you’re getting married, than picking the right venue.  The surroundings, the atmosphere and the décor all add to the feel of the day and allow you to create the mood that suits you both.  Whether it’s classic contemporary, formal or laid back GG’s Yard is the ideal venue to create your ideal day.

GG’s yard is a venue like no other; with stunning views over the Southern Scottish countryside, the highest levels of service and quality, the finest of surroundings and flexible ceremony and reception spaces, it is unique in it’s luxury and quality.

Built around a 250 year old barn and maintaining much of the original stonework and wooden beams, the overall feel of GG’s Yard is classic contemporary. The venue is light and airy due to the many windows throughout the venue and the glass front, making the most of the exceptional views.

‘Go Grand’ in our purpose built ceremony wing

GG’s Yard has a beautiful ceremony wing with a combination of rustic stone, exposed beams and pretty chandeliers. This magnificent room has delightful characteristics which create a sensational atmosphere that’s picture perfect for your service.  

A choice of decorative accessories are available for hire to ensure the room is dressed to your desire. There are options within the wing as to the position you are married whether that be in front of the window looking on to panoramic sea views or in the centre of the room with the skylight casting sunbeams down onto the happy couple.  

Our Grand piano is also an option if you wish for a classic touch of music to set the tone of your service. The bride has a number of options as to how she enters the room. This may be down the striking staircase from the bride’s room which overlooks the gallery or via the guest entrance wing. The gallery is also an option if you choose to have a musician or choir as part of the service.

Hilltop Weddings; for feeling on top of the world

Why not get married on a high!! Imagine standing on a Scottish hilltop, with the love of your life, as you look down on the world and say your vows. What a feeling and what a memory. If you would like to add a little fun to your wedding day then have your guests transported by tractor and trailer to the ‘peak’ of your day.  

Gaze at the sea below as your guests are blown away by the natural beauty of your service location. This is a setting where you and your loved ones become lost in the bonnie Galloway hills. This scene will certainly make for fantastic photographs and give your guests a real talking point.  

As part of this service we can provide seating for your location and again offer a choice of decorative accessories to create the wedding of your dreams.

Regardless of which of our stunning ceremony locations you choose for your wedding, we can set the scene to create the ambience you desire.

We offer seating options including benches, lime washed chairs and even hay bales to establish the character of the service from relaxed to fun or formal.

We can go the extra mile to create any additional details, whether you want a harpist to add a serene touch to your ceremony or a red carpet amongst the heather hillside to add a little something special.

GG’s Yard Facilities

Our priority throughout your time with us, from the minute you pick up the phone to make an enquiry; is to ensure that we provide you with the highest quality of service and that we exceed your expectations at every level.

We have lovingly and meticulously restored the venue in it’s entirety with this ethos in mind; to exceed your expectations wherever possible. We want to ensure that when you get married here, we take care of every detail and that your wedding day becomes your very personal fairy-tale, whatever that may be.

The following outlines some of the rooms available to you when you hold your wedding with us at GG’s; and as we are an exclusive use venue, when you get married with us, they’re all yours.

The Brides Room

An exclusive luxury room for the bride and her bridesmaids to pamper and prepare for the big reveal. This luxury room will contain full length mirrors, seating, dressing facilities and a private toilet, for last minute nerves.

A bottle of champagne will of course await you courtesy of GG’s Yard to kick start the celebration in style!

The Whisky Room/Snug

When the party is in full swing and the music is flowing the whisky room provides you with the opportunity to have a quiet moment to reflect on the experience of your day. This snug space is cosy and calming, the prime chance to relax and chat whilst enjoying a wee dram.

This room is also perfect for the groom and his best man to knock back a tipple and boost courage levels just before the big moment.

The Ceremony Wing

This light airy space full of original character sets a romantic scene for making your vows.

With it’s beautiful stone walls, rustic exposed beams, large slab flooring, skylight windows and glass front overlooking exceptional coastal views, this really is a faultless setting which your guests will remember for years to come.

The Grand Gallery

This light airy space full of original character sets a romantic scene for making your vows.

With it’s beautiful stone walls, rustic exposed beams, large slab flooring, skylight windows and glass front overlooking exceptional coastal views, this really is a faultless setting which your guests will remember for years to come.

GG’s Bar

Take your pick! This room is filled with all the finest brands of tipple to meet your needs. From house wine, to specialist gins, local brews and GG’s cocktails we provide it all.

Our friendly staff will ensure you are made to feel welcome and provide you with their superior knowledge in this specialist field.

Décor

GG’s Yard provides the additional service of styling your event to a theme of your choice or by hiring decorative items from our unique range of carefully selected accessories and finishings.

The options are endless from rustic country, to fresh coastal or pretty vintage, the final touches and details to make your day unique are one of our many strengths at GG’s Yard.

We will go the extra mile to meet your needs and ensure all options are viable from extravagant centre pieces to champagne fountains. Nothing is too much to ask.

Flowers

Our creative team, trained at Covent Gardens, have the expertise and vision to generate amazing works of art to decorate the ceremony room and provide you with table centres that get the guests talking.

As with every other aspect of your experience at GG’s Yard, we sit down with you and come up with the perfect creations for your special day.

Accommodation

We have 10 luxury Sea View Snugs for hire at your event or celebration. Our comfortable snugs each sleep two to three people and are the perfect accommodation for loved ones attending your wedding. 

The Love Nest is the ideal place to spend your wedding night - secluded and romantic and just a minute from the venue. You can also choose to spend the night before your wedding with your bridesmaids and family close by.

Laggan Outdoor

If you’re choosing to spend a few days with us, either in the run up to your wedding, or as a mini-moon after the big day, we can keep you entertained.

Laggan is a multi-activity centre offering a range of experiences from the fun of our Segway tour, to the thrill and spectacular views of the 820m long zipwire. For adrenaline junkies we also have the human slingshot.

We can create a bespoke day for you as a couple, or as a group with your guests, including lunch in our cafe or a luxury picnic hamper to enjoy in the beautiful scenic countryside.

The Hut on the Hill

One mile from the nearest road, with panoramic views of rolling heather hills & Scotland’s Southern Coastline, sits our BBQ hut, cosy and warm, accommodating up to 25 people for the event of your choice.

Cook over naked flame, boil water over open fire and light candles to create the ambience. We’ll drop you and your guests off in Landrovers and collect you at the end. We can even provide your own personal BBQ chef to create a gourmet experience from 1 – 10 courses.

The Hut is a great way to gather together your loved ones and celebrate on the evening after the big day.

***View our Progress Video HERE***

GG’s Yard | Laggan | Castle Douglas | Dumfries and Galloway | DG7 2ES

01557 840 206 | Contact: Avive Asbridge | hello@ggsyard.co.uk | WEBSITE

Member of www.luxuryscottishwedding.co.uk - Scotland’s Luxury Online Directory for Weddings


Freja Designer Dressmaking

22 Aug 2017

After the engagement ring goes on the finger, one of the next thoughts are about the dress, and where to start?

Today there is so much choice, from eBay purchases, high street shops, to dedicated wedding dress shops and truly made to measure couture dresses.

There is a lot to consider, firstly you need to think about what type of ceremony and celebration you are looking to have, your dress has to match that.

If you are getting married on a beach, you will need something light, if you are in a formal venue,  and church, you may want to have something more formal and also check with your particular church what kind of dress code they have.

I am sure you have seen enough posts online about Ebay horror stories, and do you really want you to dress for your special day produced in a place where you have no idea about work conditions for the staff and no idea of how the materials are sourced?

The wedding dress shops come in a variety of different price ranges and obviously also different design directions.

Some wedding dress shops just work in standard sizes, so if you are a size 12 on top and 14 on the hips, you will be asked to buy a 14 and pay a lot for the alterations to take the bodice part down the one size.

Some places offer made to measure, (be aware because the wedding dress shop measure you up, does not mean its “made-to-measure”) Made to measure means that the style of dress has been altered to your specifications, so again if you are size 12 on top and 14 on the hips, your measurements will be added to the pattern before the dress is cut.

You will have to factor in that you will have to pay for those alterations on top of the cost of your dress.

The last option will to have a dress truly designed for you and with you. This is where we come in, this is what we specialise in doing.

We have a small collection in the store you can try on to get a feel for different styles and fabrics and what suits and what you like and feel great in. We can then either make you a dress like the collection dress, using your measurements, or we can do semi bespoke, by taking the top of one dress and the skirt of another, change the lace and so on, so you have your own input and your own unique combination. We make you your own dress, uniquely made just for you, and so there is no charge on top of the price of your dress for alterations, as there would be if you bought your dress in a shop.

We can also start completely from scratch by taking you favorite pins from your Pinterest board and work on those styles, take inspiration from a sleeve detail on one and neckline of another and style it to you. You can choose from hundreds of laces and silks and trims.

Here is what Lindsay said about the process:

Mette and her team made my wedding dress for my wedding in June. I loved it and I loved her!! I went with a vague idea and a Pinterest and a few hours later had a drawing of a dress that I loved. She knew exactly what I wanted, even before I did. My original intention was to try on dresses elsewhere too but following our meeting I didn’t bother as I knew Mette was the one!!

The dress was exactly what I wanted, wonderfully finished and perfectly fitted. Mette herself is just a joy to work with - super friendly and funny! I loved going for fittings, not just for the dress but to see her too!! On the day I felt beautiful, and knowing that no one else in the world would have that dress made it that extra bit special!! Thank you again for my wonderful dress!

We are much looking forward to showing off new dresses to you at the Hopetoun House wedding Fayre the 1st of October, come and say hello.

Freja Designer Dressmaking | 75-79 Cumberland Street | Edinburgh | EH3 6RD

0131 556 5407 | Enquiries@freja-fashion.co.uk | WEBSITE

Member of www.luxuryscottishwedding.co.uk - Scotland’s Luxury Online Directory for Weddings


A Christmas Wedding at Winton Castle

16 Aug 2017

This article is based on an interview with Lee-Anne and Mark Hannan who were married at Winton Castle in East Lothian, just outside Edinburgh, on the 3rd of December 2016.

Why did you choose Winton for your wedding?

“We chose Winton Castle for our wedding because of its beauty, its setting and its overall warmth. The Castle itself is stunning, and we liked the idea of getting married in a Castle.

“We required a lot of space as we knew we would have a relatively high number of guests. We particularly liked the exclusive use of the whole Castle, which meant that our guests were free to roam through the five reception rooms and not be confined to one room, as is the case at a lot of weddings we have been to.

“We are both very family-orientated, so the fact that the family who own Winton actually live there and make use of the Castle as their home is what sold it to us.

“The family and staff were also flexible about how we used the different rooms within the Castle – when I heard I could bring my own Christmas trees, I was hooked!”

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Where did your guests travel from?

“We had guests from all over. My father and step-mother live in Spain, so they travelled across for the wedding. We also had family from Oxford, Dundee and Greenock, as well as friends from London and Inverness.”  

What was the format for your wedding?

“We had a Christmas-themed wedding and the Castle was decorated beautifully for our arrival. We were invited to use our own decorations too, which was fantastic. It meant my husband and I were able to get married in front of our family Christmas tree with our two boys by our side, which meant the world to me.

“The staff were more than happy to help us put up Christmas trees and various other decorations!

“The format was completely relaxed, although I was slightly stressed on arrival on the Friday, but was instantly put at ease when I saw that it was ‘all hands on deck’. This was wonderful and really calmed me down!”

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What comments do you have on Winton’s hospitality?

“We cannot thank Winton enough for their hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble, even during the planning days on the run up to the wedding itself.

“On arrival for our wedding weekend, the staff were tremendously helpful and very accommodating to numerous requests from us. Whether it was storing my mother’s homemade mincemeat pies in the kitchen, to making sure all the LED candles were ‘lit’ before the guests arrived (there were a lot of candles!).

“The General Manager also decorated the house for Christmas. I was told he had gone above and beyond in terms of the scale of decorations because we were having a Christmas-themed wedding. This was lovely and added to the festive feeling we hoped to create.”

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What was the feedback from guests?

“The feedback from our guests has been astonishing! So many people have complimented us on our choice of venue, and the effort that went into making sure the day went smoothly.

“The fireworks were particularly memorable, and a number of guests have since said they had never experienced fireworks at a wedding before.

“The entire day went completely to plan, and actually exceeded our expectations – it was better than we had imagined it would be!”

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How would you describe Winton’s ambience?

“The ambience at Winton is what sold the house to us as a venue for our wedding. We were made to feel so comfortable; in fact, after the wedding was over, we felt like we lived there.

“What set it aside from the alternative venue was the warmth you experience when you walk through the door, and that is not just from the beautiful fires which are lit throughout the house. It comes from the friendly, polite staff, and from the beautiful decorations and paintings. In particular, it comes from the fact the family live there.

“While the other venue is beautiful, we noticed that it felt empty and quite cold – we couldn’t relate to it. Winton is definitely more personable.”

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Do you have any ideas or suggestions on how Winton could improve their hospitality?

“I have absolutely no suggestions on how Winton could improve their hospitality and customer service as I don’t have a single complaint. James, Rae and all the staff delivered a first-class service for us and we couldn’t have been happier.”

You can see more on weddings at Winton Castle, including their winter rates and Winter Warmer Wedding Offer HERE

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Thanks to Julie Tinton Photography for her excellent photos.

Winton Castle | Pencaitland | East Lothian | EH34 5AT

01875 340 222 | Contact: Rae McGonigle | rae@wintoncastle.co.uk | WEBSITE

Member of www.luxuryscottishwedding.com - Scotland’s Luxury Online Directory for Weddings


Fenton Tower - Your special day in our special home

11 Aug 2017

As you turn in off the road and drive along the side of the lake the realisation that this castle is yours for what may seem like eternity is sure to sink in.  Hearing the tyres crunching over the gravel drive, and then pulling up at the studded oak front, knowing you’re only seconds away from experiencing the elegance and simple understated luxury that lies behind it.

A wedding at Fenton Tower will be like no other.  From the minute you arrive you will be treated as family, returning to your own Scottish Castle.  Our team of dedicated staff will be on-site to look after you and your guest during your stay and make sure that all of your plans for your special day are carried out to the highest of standards.  We pride ourselves on hosting smaller, more intimate celebrations, with ceremonies for up to 32 guests taking place in the Great Hall whilst the log fire crackles and dances in the background.

After your ceremony dinner will be served in our stunning vaulted dining room.

Soft candle light, elegant flowers, sumptuous wines and truly dazzling, locally produced food will ensure that your guests are blown away by your choice of venue.  

After dinner you can relax in the Great Hall before your evening entertainment begins.  The Tower comes complete with a complementary in-house wedding planner who will be on hand throughout the whole process and the day its self to ensure that all of your wishes come true.  

Providing a relaxed atmosphere to celebrate your commitment to one and other is what we pride ourselves on and what would be a better way of starting your life together than to host your event in one of Scotland’s most romantic private homes.

For more details and to book please contact Alan Thomson, Manager

01620 89 0089 | manager@fentontower.com | www.fentontower.com

Member of www.luxuryscottishwedding.com - Scotland’s Luxury Online Directory for Weddings


Dundas Castle- a venue for every month of the year!

31 Jul 2017

When you think of your dream wedding, you may picture a summer day with an abundance of flowers and garden games, or a cosy winter wedding with real fires and opulent fabrics. Here at Dundas Castle we feel lucky that we see stunning weddings every month of the year. The summer showstoppers and winter wonderlands sit alongside the most elegant of spring days, and the gorgeous nature of autumn. Each month offers a different style day, and we just love seeing couples make the Castle their own.

In this blog we thought we would look back at some Dundas weddings from each month, and get a little insight into the special days of each couple. Enjoy!

January- Danielle & Gareth, Lorelle Elizabeth Photography

Danielle & Gareth embraced the winter season with stunning red and lots of candlelight.

February- Kirsty & Paul, Blue Sky Photography

We loved Kirsty & Paul’s llama themed wedding, and our estate llamas were happy to oblige for some fantastic photos!

March- Hannah & Tom, Crofts & Kowalczyk Photography

Hannah & Tom had a beautiful spring wedding with the daffodils in full bloom.

April- Victoria & Joe, Rankine Photography

Victoria & Joe created a fantastic rustic style for their April wedding, complete with hanging foliage and a chill out zone.

May- Esther & Odhran, Rankine Photography

Esther & Odhran had such a beautiful, elegant wedding. We love the gorgeous flowers and Esther’s amazing Suzanne Neville dress.

June- Dawn & James, First Light Photography

We can’t get enough of the photos of Dawn and James surrounded by rhododendrons. They married at the perfect time of year to take advantage of the wash of pink across the Dundas estate.

July- Emma & Tom, Rankine Photography

We loved the contrasting navy and pink Emma & Tom used for their July wedding at Dundas, and the gorgeous succulents in their flowers.

August- Fiona & Nathan, Crofts & Kowalczyk Photography

Fiona & Nathan had a gorgeous summer day for their August wedding, complete with perfect pastel tones.

September- Cori & Matt, Ryan White Photography

Cori’s red Vera Wang dress was just incredible, and went perfectly with their September wedding full of bird themed touches. Gorgeous!

October- Siobhan & John, Crofts & Kowalczyk Photography

Siobhan & John embraced the time of year with gorgeous pumpkin place names, and were lucky to enjoy beautiful light for their photos among the trees.

November- Catherine & Ken, Sarah Elizabeth Photography

Catherine & Ken’s November wedding was oh so elegant, with amazing rooftop shots in the winter light.

December- Victoria & Paul, Blue Sky Photography

Victoria & Paul created a total winter wonderland for their December wedding at Dundas. We adored the snow globe table numbers, and hanging snowflakes. Magical!

Dundas Castle | South Queensferry | Edinburgh, EH30 9SP

0131 319 2039 | Email: lisa@dundascastle.co.uk | WEBSITE

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Crossbasket Castle

21 Jul 2017

Create a picture perfect backdrop for your big day at Crossbasket Castle. Tucked away on the outskirts of Glasgow, the castle is a beauty to behold. One of Scotland’s most luxurious wedding venues, this 17th century structure rests within stunning landscaped gardens, which are complemented by an equally spectacular interior.

Opened in 2016, the multi-award winning hotel has been transformed into a vision of indulgence. Brides can feel like royalty and experience the jewel in Crossbasket’s crown by preparing for their nuptials in their very own four-storey bridal tower complete with a private entrance served by a spiral staircase. The ground floor of the fairy-tale turret is the dressing room of dreams and the perfect location for bridal transformations.  

Guests can discover and enjoy lavish rooms, named after former owners of the castle and each telling their own unique story. The sweeping woodlands with a network of paths around the grounds and the waterfalls of the River Calder await exploration.

Available for exclusive hire or more intimate settings, couples can create their perfect day at Crossbasket Castle. With a specially designed ceremony room positioned next to the castle and a grand hall catering up to 250 guests - there are various options available.

Of course, a wedding of such style commands a befitting banquet. Guests are privy to enjoy a dining experience from the castle’s Albert & Michel Roux Jr restaurant – with a culinary team primed to collaborate with couples to capture their vision for the big day.  

To get a true sense of the wonders of Crossbasket Castle, we’d love to welcome you to tour the venue and enjoy its interesting and unique history. If you would like to arrange an appointment to view the castle, call 01698 829461 or email events@crossbasketcastle.com | WEBSITE

Crossbasket Castle | Crossbasket Estate | Stoneymeadow Rd | Glasgow | G72 9UE

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