Kippilaw House: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
Kippilaw House is one of the most private wedding venues in Scotland.
Surrounded by its own enchanting woodland and at the end of an unassuming driveway, it has wonderful accommodation for up to 26 guests.
In addition to this there is a lovely terrace for outdoor ceremonies, and a bright and spacious Ballroom which comfortably seats 100 people.
Best of all, you get the entire estate exclusively for the duration of your stay.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Kippilaw House wedding would be like.
Kippilaw House Location
There are some lovely wedding venues in the Scottish Borders, such as Sir Walter Scotts Abbotsford House.
So Kippilaw House is in very good company.
Edinburgh is roughly 40 miles away, with a journey time of approximately 1 hour.
Ideal if you are coming from Scotlands capital.
And if you are considering transporting your guests by coach, large vehicle access is good even though the drive is a bit narrow.
You will also find reasonable parking for cars, right outside the mansion.
Kippilaw House Setting
The setting at Kippilaw House is pretty secluded, and provides you with a high level of privacy.
In addition to being surrounded by a forest, it is also an exclusive use wedding venue so it’s just you, your family, and your friends.
The atmosphere is very homely, almost like you’ve taken over someone’s house for the day.
And if you are looking for something that little bit more intimate, then this is going to be a great place for you to celebrate your nuptials.
Kippilaw House actually combines a 15th century tower, with a Palladian style Georgian frontage.
The original features have largely been retained, however modern luxuries have been added providing 21st century convenience.
There are a range of versatile reception rooms enabling you to have either an intimate family gathering, or a much grander affair.
Worth mentioning is the elegant Hallway with its original carved staircase, mezzanine balcony, and crystal chandeliers.
It leads right to the Bridal Suite and is ideal for the dramatic entrance.
It’s also fantastic for spectacular wedding photos.
In addition to this you will find a well fitted out Kitchen for self catering, and a great Sitting Room for relaxing and socialising.
Kippilaw House Accommodation
There are 12 bedrooms at Kippilaw House, which can sleep up to 26 guests.
On the first floor you will find 5 of those bedrooms, four of which are doubles and one is a triple.
One of them has an ensuite, and the remaining four share two bathrooms.
On the second floor you will find the other 7 bedrooms, six of which are doubles and one is a triple.
They all share two bathrooms.
The Bridal Suite on the first floor is conveniently located right at the top of the stairs.
It has an ensuite bathroom, dressing room, sitting area, and a lovely south facing bay window.
You can rest assured that this is a great room for Bridal preparation.
Kippilaw House Ceremony
Kippilaw House is licensed for religious, civil, and humanist ceremonies both inside and outside in the gardens.
Your indoor options include the Rouge Drawing Room, which with a capacity for 40 guests is ideal for more intimate ceremonies.
You also have the wood panelled Dining Room with its grand piano and capacity for 75 guests.
It’s a lovely bright space and has nice views over the gardens.
And for very large weddings, there is the Ballroom which can seat 100 people comfortably.
Most people go for the outdoor option on the terrace though.
There is a lovely private area overlooking the lawn.
Kippilaw House Reception
For your dinner reception you have a trio of options.
The Rouge Drawing Room with its large south facing bay window and carved marble fireplace, is the ideal space for up to 40 seated guests.
You also have the fractionally larger Dining Room, which can seat up to 50 guests.
Most people choose the Ballroom however, as it can seat 100 guests comfortably.
This room has fireplaces at each end, and French doors leading to a covered terrace and the south facing gardens.
With the tables and chairs cleared away, it also has space for a great dance floor.
In terms of your drinks reception, if the weather is nice the gardens would be ideal.
And if it starts to rain, any of the reception rooms can also be used.
Kippilaw House Catering
The catering is handled internally at Kippilaw House.
Using the freshest locally sourced ingredients, they can provide anything from BBQ’s to buffets to silver service 5 course meals.
Sample menus are available on their website.
In terms of beverages the bar is stocked with a variety of draught and bottled beers, as well as spirits and liqueurs.
Speciality drinks are available by request.
And you can choose from either their wine list, or bring your own for a corkage fee.
Kippilaw House Grounds
If you are lucky enough to get some nice weather on your wedding day, then the grounds at Kippilaw House are a lovely place to enjoy the outdoors.
The lawn is enclosed by trees creating a real sense of seclusion, and the mature gardens are absolutely ideal for a relaxing stroll.
You can even go further afield into the woodland trails, or just sit outside on the tranquil terrace.
Most importantly there are a number of picturesque backdrops, which can be used to create wonderful wedding photos.
Kippilaw House Unique Feature
There is a lovely Victorian Club Bar at Kippilaw House, located in the Ballroom.
It is semi circular in shape and made from wood, and really is a very nice period feature.
You can just imagine your guests huddled around this space, enjoying a glass of wine and a chat.
Kippilaw House Wedding Prices
For accurate Kippilaw House 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 Kippilaw House wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of Kippilaw House (sleeps 26), price £5,240 for 2 nights.
- Wedding Breakfast, prices from £28 per person.
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost 25% less.
Kippilaw House Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Kippilaw House as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use country house, in a beautifully secluded setting, with accommodation for 26 guests, and a lovely outdoor ceremony space; then Kippilaw House 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 Kippilaw House’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.