Broxmouth Park: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
Did you know that Broxmouth Park is located in one of the sunniest parts of Scotland?
In fact its little micro climate meant that last year, 95% of the weddings hosted on the estate had sunshine.
Not bad huh.
Now obviously Broxmouth Park cannot guarantee you nice weather, but it can provide you with a beautiful venue and first class service.
So should you put it on your shortlist of wedding venues in Scotland?
Let’s take a closer look at what a Broxmouth Park wedding would be like.
Broxmouth Park Location
Not only does Broxmouth Park occupy a sunny location in Scotland, but it also occupies a convenient location too.
Edinburgh is only 30 miles away, and it’s a dual carriageway virtually the entire distance.
Even a large coach could do it in 45 minutes.
Assuming you live in or around the capital city, transporting guests and wedding materials will be nice and easy.
And once you arrive, you will be met with a peaceful country setting, with the North Sea right on your doorstep.
There is also plenty of onsite parking.
Now there’s no shortage of wonderful wedding venues in East Lothian, but this one definitely deserves your consideration.
Broxmouth Park Setting
I used to think that exclusive use wedding venues were in short supply in Scotland.
However after doing quite a lot of research, I can see now that there are a number to choose from.
I know that not everyone feels the need for complete privacy.
And exclusive use venues tend to be smaller and more expensive.
But it’s definitely what I would choose.
With regards to Broxmouth Park, you can get the entire estate and mansion all to yourself.
Just you, your family, and your friends living the landed gentry lifestyle for the weekend.
The land was originally bought by the Roxburghe family in 1644.
However it wasn’t until 1775 that the 3rd Duke commissioned James Nisbet, to build the Dower House we see today.
It is actually quite close to where the Battle of Dunbar took place; the last battle between Scotland and England in 1650.
Cromwell’s Mount, the point where he commanded the battle from, can be seen in the gardens.
The last Roxburghe to live at the house was Anne Innes-Ker (1854 – 1923), who was Sir Winston Churchill’s aunt.
As you can imagine, over the years the estate played host to a number of important guests, including Queen Victoria.
The external staircase was constructed just for her visit.
Putting all that history aside, the stately Georgian mansion is absolutely stunning inside and out.
There is a lovely Dining Room, 50 square meter Drawing Room, Library, and a really cool Billiard Room.
It’s the perfect place to make your own piece of history.
Broxmouth Park Accommodation
The mansion house itself has 8 luxury double bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities.
This will allow you to sleep a maximum of 16 people in the building.
As I mentioned earlier, a lack of space tends to be the downside of exclusive use venues.
Luckily Broxmouth Park has further accommodation on the estate.
The Bridge House is a luxurious 5 bedroom cottage, which can sleep up to 10 people.
It has a great sitting room with open fireplace, and French doors leading to the garden.
SKY TV and WIFI are available, and best of all, so is a hot tub.
There is also the Head Gardeners Cottage.
Recently refurbished, it has 4 luxurious bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 people.
It even has its own walled garden, and yes it also has a hot tub.
So combined the estate can sleep up to 34 people.
Broxmouth Park Ceremony
You can choose to get married either inside Broxmouth Park, or somewhere on the estate.
Given its sunny micro climate, an outdoor ceremony could be fantastic, and playing the Scottish weather roulette less risky.
A popular outdoor choice is the grand external staircase, giving your guests a great view as you tower above them.
Should you want to go for an indoor ceremony, the Dining Room is a great option.
With the table removed, you have a nice bay window letting in lots of light.
There’s also a beautiful chandelier and nice wooden floors.
It’s a great room.
Civil, religious, and humanist ceremonies are all welcome too.
Broxmouth Park Reception
You can have a drinks reception for as many as 180 people inside Broxmouth Park.
Formal dining is also possible for up to 50 guests, using round banquet tables.
And if your numbers are 18 or fewer, you can be seated at the 1840’s Cuban Mahogany table.
For larger receptions and especially for dancing, a marquee can be put up opposite the house.
This area is nicely floodlit, and offers great views back towards the mansion.
The marquee is definitely the option I would go for.
Broxmouth Park Catering
Catering is handled internally at Broxmouth Park, by their award winning chef David McClelland.
David was trained at none other than Gleneagles Hotel.
There is a broad range of dishes to choose from, all created from fresh and local ingredients.
And with so much choice, a bespoke menu is easy to design.
Can’t find what you want on the menu.
Custom tailoring can be done, which includes vegetarian and allergy specific dishes.
The choice is yours.
Broxmouth Park Grounds
As with so many of these old country mansions, the grounds at Broxmouth Park are absolutely stunning.
And there are no less than 150 acres of them.
Take a gentle stroll around the manicured lawns and beautiful gardens.
There are some nice woodland walks and a loch which is worth a visit too.
You can even walk to the seaside if that takes your fancy.
When it comes to your wedding photographs, your photographer will have no problems finding some scenic backdrops.
In fact a quick look at the gallery on Broxmouth Park’s website, will reveal a large number of beautiful outdoor wedding shots.
Broxmouth Park Lodge By The Loch
There is a beautiful little lodge at Broxmouth Park, sitting right on the banks of the loch.
It is absolutely perfect for enjoying some relaxation and some privacy.
There is a nice living area, complete with breakfast bar and cooking facilities.
And a modern bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
You also get a hot tub with spectacular views over the water.
Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquil environment.
You may not make use of this place on your wedding day, but it would be ideal for a return visit.
Perhaps and anniversary.
Broxmouth Park Wedding Prices
For accurate Broxmouth Park wedding prices, you should contact the venue directly.
Their wedding packages can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
However to give you an approximate Broxmouth Park wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of Broxmouth Park (sleeps 16), price £5,010.
- Wedding Breakfast, prices from £49.50 per person.
- Drinks Packages, prices from £16.50 per person.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost less.
Broxmouth Park Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Broxmouth Park as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for a beautiful exclusive use mansion, in one of Scotland’s sunniest locations, with accommodation for 34 people, and stunning grounds for a marquee; then Broxmouth Park just might be the place for you.
Whilst you are here, you should take a look at some of the other wedding venues in Scotland, featured on White Rose.
You can also find Broxmouth Park’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.