Cromlix: 10 Reasons To Choose This Wedding Venue
Cromlix was bought in 2013 by Scotlands superstar tennis player Andy Murray.
He then spent a further £4 million transforming the elegant Victorian mansion, into one of Scotlands most luxurious hotels.
Complete with beautiful gardens and a loch for fishing, it also has its own private chapel.
Now Cromlix does function as a normal hotel, and you can book an individual room to stay the night.
But it can also be used as an exclusive use wedding venue.
In fact Andy Murray actually got married here himself.
Let’s take a closer look at why the worlds number one chose this place.
Cromlix has an idyllic location if you are looking for some peace and tranquility.
Surrounded by the rolling Scottish countryside and beautiful woodland, it really is pleasantly secluded.
Access is excellent too, with five of Scotlands cities within one hours drive.
Stirling is the closest at 10 miles away, however transporting guests from Edinburgh and Glasgow would still be manageable, even in coaches.
Dunblane is actually the closet town, which is where Andy Murray grew up.
Once on site you will find ample parking, and the drive can handle coaches without issue.
Cromlix Exclusive Use
If your party is less than 50 people and you are not planning to have evening entertainment, then you don’t have to take Cromlix exclusively.
You can just make use of the rooms you need, whilst the hotel remains open to the public.
However for larger weddings or if you are planning to put up a marquee, then you must take the entire estate for yourself.
This of course comes at a price, but it will provide you and your guests with complete privacy.
Cromlix really gives you the chance to experience the decadent lifestyle, once reserved only for the Lairds and Ladies of Scotland.
The house still retains many of its original features, however it’s been redefined for the 21st century.
Sumptuous surroundings and discreet service still remain, but modern luxuries have been added.
It’s also very versatile and will provide an excellent backdrop to your celebrations.
From the enchanting gardens with beautiful flowers, to the elegant reception rooms full of antiques, there’s adventure around every corner here.
It’s an excellent venue for a wedding, especially if you like the idea of grand country house living.
There are fifteen luxury bedrooms at Cromlix, five of which are suites.
All of them have their own individual design and character, ensuite bathrooms, and stunning views over the grounds.
Most of the suites also have hand painted freestanding baths, in gold, silver, and copper.
Egyptian cotton sheets can be found covering every bed, and Arran Aromatic toiletries are present in every bathroom.
To make room allocation that little bit easier, they have all been named after a famous Scot.
Robert Burns room anyone?
There is also a one bedroom Gate Lodge, if additional accommodation is required.
One thing that makes Cromlix quite unique, is that it has its own private chapel.
Your numbers will have to be relatively small, as you can probably squeeze in 30 guests maximum.
But it’s a really beautiful space.
For larger ceremonies the Drawing Room can be used.
It’s bright and spacious with a large bay window overlooking the gardens, and a capacity for 80 guests.
The open fireplace, historical decor, paintings, and antiques create a nice romantic atmosphere.
Floral displays can also be arranged.
For very large ceremonies a marquee on the lawn is your best option.
Cromlix is licensed for both religious and civil ceremonies.
There are a large number of options for your reception at Cromlix.
For parties of 10 or less, the first floor study can be used for an intimate dinner overlooking the gardens.
For parties of 24 or less, the Garden Room with its nice bay window is also possible.
The Drawing Room with its open fireplace is the largest of the public rooms, and can seat 50 guests comfortably for dinner.
And finally there is the Conservatory which is bright and open plan, and can accommodate up to 80 guests.
You can also fit an additional 70 guests into the mansion for your evening reception.
If you still need more space a marquee on the lawn is your best bet, and this can hold up to 300 guests for dinner and dancing.
When it comes to cuisine, Cromlix can boast a Chez Roux restaurant.
The kitchen is run by award winning Chef Darin Campbell, but is overseen by legendary French Chef Albert Roux.
You may recognise this name from the cooking dynasty, behind the UK’s first three Michelin Star restaurant.
Whether you are looking for relaxed or formal, the team will work with you to create the menu and atmosphere you desire.
Seasonal local produce is used where ever possible, and the pricing is actually very reasonable.
There are no less than 34 acres of beautiful gardens, grounds, and woodland at Cromlix.
The estate even has its own loch stocked with Brown Trout.
You can borrow fishing rods and give it a go yourself if you fancy it.
Better still the Gillie John McCallum could give you some tuition, on one of the larger lochs.
Unsurprisingly there is a tennis court, in addition to a number of outdoor activities such as: archery; falconry; croquet; and clay pigeon shooting.
The grounds are also a lovely place to go for a relaxing walk, or to act as scenic backdrops to your wedding photographs.
Cromlix Bridal Suite
There are no disappointments when it comes to bedrooms at Cromlix, especially when considering the 5 suites.
And it’s entirely up to you which one you choose as the Bridal Suite, however I would go with the Eden Suite.
Located on the top floor in a private part of the house, it has a large bedroom with beautiful views from its turret windows.
There is also a stunning bathroom and a convenient sitting room, making it the ideal place for getting ready.
If you wanted even more privacy, then you could use the Gate Lodge.
However this would take you further away from your friends and family.
Cromlix Wedding Packages
For accurate pricing and availability, I would contact Cromlix directly.
They will be happy to discuss all aspects of your day, and tailor a specific package just for you.
However to give you a rough idea of what’s on offer:
- Chapel hire, no charge.
- Study or Garden Room (24 people or less), price £1,000.
- Exclusive use of hotel (32 people b&b), price £7,000 (November to March), price £8,500 (April to October). Compulsory two night stay April to September.
- Wedding Breakfast, prices from £35 per person.
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Cromlix as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use Victorian mansion, recently upgraded to the highest standards, with 16 luxury bedrooms, and its own private chapel; then Cromlix just might be the place for you.
Whilst you are here, you should take a look at some of the other wedding venues, featured on White Rose.
You can also find Cromlix’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.