Eden Mansion Hotel: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
Eden Mansion Hotel is one of Scotland’s finest luxury hideaways.
So fine in fact that Prince William considered using it as a home, whilst he studied at St. Andrews.
Although in the end it didn’t become a Royal Palace, it certainly looks and feels like one.
And with that very much in mind, did you know you can get married here?
Well you can, and it has the potential to be one of the best wedding venues in Scotland.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Eden Mansion Hotel wedding would be like.
Eden Mansion Hotel Location
If you like golf, then you’ll love Eden Mansion Hotel.
It is only 5 miles from St. Andrews, which would allow for a quick round before the ceremony.
Dundee is 10 miles away, and Perth is 30 miles away.
Even Edinburgh is within range at 50 miles.
So this country retreat has excellent access from a range of Scottish cities.
As a result, transporting goods and guests to this idyllic location would be very convenient.
If you are looking for wedding venues in Fife, then definitely put this one on your shortlist.
Eden Mansion Hotel Setting
You don’t need to take Eden Mansion Hotel exclusively, and they do only host one wedding per day.
However if you would rather have complete privacy, you can book the entire estate for as long as you need.
This would allow you to become Lord and Lady of the manor, occupying all the bedrooms, public rooms, gardens and grounds.
The mansion can accommodate up to 14 overnight guests, and exclusive use of the grounds would be ideal for wedding pictures.
Eden Mansion Hotel
The grand Victorian mansion was originally built in 1860, as the principle home for the Haig family.
They are Scotland’s oldest whiskey distillers.
Of course it has been modernised over the years, but you still get a sense of period grandeur and sophistication.
Elegance and first class service is what you will receive, as you are transported back to a bygone era.
With the beautiful architecture and lavish interiors, creating a fairytale like atmosphere.
It really is a special place to make your own piece of history.
Oh, and be sure to check out the stunning Gatsby’s Bar.
Eden Mansion Hotel Accommodation
There are 6 luxury suites available at Eden Mansion Hotel, each with ensuite facilities.
They are all individually decorated, and named after a prominent guest or figure from the mansions past.
Duchess of Cambridge Suite anybody?
Beautiful and exquisite furnishings can be found everywhere, with stunning views to be enjoyed from the windows.
Your guests will definitely be impressed.
Should you require more space, the Eden Lodge on the grounds provides a further 2 bedrooms also.
Eden Mansion Hotel Ceremony
Ceremonies with up to 80 guests, can be had inside the house at Eden Mansion Hotel.
The adjoining Drawing Room and Morning Room gives you the most space.
However for something more intimate, the Morning Room on its own is excellent for 20 guest ceremonies.
Both the Dining Room and the Tartan Ballroom can also be used for up to 60 guests.
Whatever you choose, all the rooms are light and spacious, and beautifully decorated.
If you do need something larger, then a marquee on the grounds can also be arranged.
Eden Mansion Hotel Reception
Eden Mansion Hotel actually has a rich history of entertaining.
As a result, there are three grand function suites to choose from.
The adjoining Drawing Room and Morning Room gives you the most space again, and can seat up to 50 guests for dinner.
A further 50 evening guests can also be accommodated.
There is also the Dining Room which can seat 30 guests, and the Tartan Ballroom which can seat 40 guests.
I would keep the Tartan Ballroom, with its distinct Scottish theme, for the ceilidh dancing afterwards.
It’s an impressive space, and has a built in Bose sound system.
Again if you require more room, a marquee on the grounds could be an excellent choice.
Eden Mansion Hotel Catering
The catering is handled internally at Eden Mansion Hotel.
They have a team of highly talented and experienced professionals, who are used to dealing with both small intimate gatherings and large parties.
Menus are created by the head chef, using locally sourced ingredients, and are therefore guided by the season.
Should you choose to stay for more than one night, the grand Dining Room is the perfect place to continue enjoying this excellent cuisine.
Eden Mansion Hotel Grounds
Although the grounds at Eden Mansion Hotel are relatively modest at 5 acres, they are beautifully sculpted and retain their Victorian style.
Panoramic views can be enjoyed over the Eden Estuary, and beyond towards St. Andrews.
There is also a stunning walled garden which is perfect for gentle strolls.
Weather permitting you and your guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon, outdoors in the Scottish countryside.
And a further benefit is the numerous picturesque locations for your wedding photographs.
Eden Mansion Hotel Bridal Suite
The Royal Eden Suite is the bedroom most favoured by brides.
It is light and spacious with big windows and beautiful decor.
Should you choose to stay at Eden Mansion Hotel the night before your wedding, this Bridal Suite will make an excellent staging area.
The ensuite is even more impressive, with Clive Christian furniture and ornate fixtures and fittings.
In fact all the bedrooms are equally wonderful, and I would imagine you would be happy to sleep in any of them.
Eden Mansion Hotel Wedding Prices
For accurate Eden Mansion Hotel 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 Eden Mansion Hotel wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of Eden Mansion Hotel (sleeps 14), price £6,000.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost less.
Eden Mansion Hotel Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Eden Mansion Hotel as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for a stunning country mansion, minutes from St. Andrews, with accommodation fit for a king, and all exclusively yours; then Eden Mansion Hotel 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 Eden Mansion Hotel’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.