Wedderburn Castle: 10 Reasons To Choose This Scottish Wedding Venue
If you are looking for castle wedding venues in Scotland, then Wedderburn Castle is definitely worth your consideration.
In addition to the stunning 18th century main house, there is also the rustic Wedderburn Barns.
This means you can choose to have your ceremony and reception in the elegant public rooms at Wedderburn Castle.
Or you can go for the more country atmosphere provided at Wedderburn Barns.
Perhaps you could even mix and match.
Let’s take a closer look at what a Wedderburn Castle wedding would be like.
Wedderburn Castle Location
There are a number of wonderful places to get married in and around the central belt, and Wedderburn Castle joins a list of terrific wedding venues in the Scottish Borders.
Edinburgh is approximately 50 miles away, with a journey time of roughly 75 minutes.
And the drive is very scenic, taking in stretches of the coast.
Both entrances to the estate have archways, however they are very tall so coach access isn’t a problem.
You will also find ample onsite parking for you and your guests.
Wedderburn Castle Setting
Wedderburn Castle is set in a beautifully secluded parkland, surrounded by trees and manicured lawns.
The rolling Scottish countryside can be seen in all directions, and the atmosphere is wonderfully tranquil.
This is an exclusive use wedding venue, so you will have the greatest possible level of privacy.
And of course a large amount of freedom and flexibility, as you enjoy this home away from home.
It really has all the convenience of a hotel, but none of the formality usually found.
Without question it’s a wonderful setting for a wedding.
The origins of Wedderburn Castle stretch back to the 15th century, however the present house was built in 1771.
You will find the ambience of a Georgian home, with many period features still intact.
But also the comforts of 21st century technology.
There are 5 main reception rooms for you to make use of: Stair Hall; Ballroom; Morning Room; Drawing Room; and Dining Room.
And each of them is in wonderful condition, creating a real sense of occasion.
As you can imagine given this much space, you will have a lot of flexibility and versatility when planning your day.
Wedderburn Castle Accommodation
You can sleep up to 42 guests on the Wedderburn Estate, if you include the 4 self catering cottages.
The castle has 12 unique bedrooms, which can sleep up to 26 people.
Each of them is spacious, light, and elegant, and they all either have an ensuite or private bathroom.
In addition to this the views from virtually every window are stunning.
Bedroom One is most commonly used as the Bridal Suite, as it is very spacious and has a lovely bay window letting in lots of light.
It also has a really interesting octagonal turret ensuite bathroom.
If further accommodation is required, the luxury cottages can sleep up to 16 people:
- The West Lodge, sleeps 6.
- Keepers Cottage, sleeps 6.
- Garden Cottage, sleeps 2.
- The Groom’s Cottage, sleeps 2.
Wedderburn Castle Ceremony
Religious, civil, and humanist ceremonies are all welcome at Wedderburn Castle.
The light and spacious Ballroom with its marble columns, elegant Georgian windows, and crystal chandelier is the most popular choice.
It has a capacity for 80 guests.
For more intimate ceremonies, the Stair Hall and Drawing Room can be used too.
If you fancy something alfresco, outside on the castle lawn or in the walled courtyard at Wedderburn Barns is possible.
A small marquee can be put up in the courtyard, to protect your guests from the elements.
Or you could take advantage of the 150 person rustic Cartshed, also at Wedderburn Barns.
Wedderburn Castle Reception
When it comes to your reception you have two main choices.
At Wedderburn Castle there’s the bright and spacious Dining Room with its capacity for 80 guests.
Drinks can be had on the lawn or in one of the public rooms, and the Ballroom can be used for a ceilidh.
At Wedderburn Barns there’s the rustic and romantic Provender Barn with its capacity for 150 guests.
Drinks can be had in the pretty courtyard, and the Cartshed can be used for dancing.
The 18th century barn has flagstone floors, stone walls, rustic beams, and wrought iron chandeliers.
It really is a very atmospheric venue for a wedding.
Wedderburn Castle Catering
There are a panel of caterers for you to choose from at Wedderburn Castle:
- The Orde Food Company.
- Ginger Snap.
- Appetite Direct.
- Great Northumberland Bread Company.
- Jarvis Pickle.
- Stocks Events.
Each has been selected due to their excellent food and service.
Whether you are looking for kitchen suppers, courtyard BBQs, or full scale banquets it can all be provided.
And with the Scottish Borders renowned for its fantastic produce, you know the ingredients will be of the highest quality.
The castle has a fully equipped commercial kitchen, and wherever you are celebrating a cash bar can be arranged.
Wedderburn Castle Grounds
As with so many of these country estates, the gardens and grounds are lovely at Wedderburn Castle.
If you are planning a summer wedding and you are fortunate enough to see some sunshine, then this is going to be the ideal place to enjoy the outdoors.
You and your guests can relax and sip champagne on the manicured lawns.
Or for the more adventurous, how about a game of croquet?
Most importantly when it comes to your wedding photos, you can rest assured that scenic backdrops can be found around every corner.
Wedderburn Castle Unique Feature
You can do more than just get married at Wedderburn Castle.
Because you have the grass parks exclusively, a whole range of activities can be organised.
These include: clay pigeon shooting; falconry; quad biking; and blindfolded driving.
In addition to this and within 20 miles of the estate, you can also do: horse riding; off road driving; hot air ballooning; and fishing on the world famous River Tweed.
Ok you’re probably not going to do any of these on your wedding day, but could be ideal for an extended stay.
Wedderburn Castle Wedding Prices
For accurate Wedderburn Castle 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 Wedderburn Castle wedding cost:
- Exclusive use of Wedderburn Barns, price £4,500.
- Exclusive use of Wedderburn Castle (sleeps 26), price £5,650.
- Wedderburn Barns & Castle, price £8,995 (£12,300 for 2 nights).
The prices above are for a summer weekend.
Winter and midweek weddings could cost 15% less.
Wedderburn Castle Conclusion
So those are my 10 reasons you should consider Wedderburn Castle as your wedding venue.
Of course everybody has different tastes and opinions.
However if you are looking for an exclusive use Scottish castle, set in a beautifully secluded parkland, with accommodation for 26 people, and the option of a rustic barn for your ceremony and reception; then Wedderburn Castle 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 Wedderburn Castle’s website here.
Good luck with your wedding planning.