We got married at Dundas Castle on an unusually hot and sunny day in Scotland in July 2011, after getting engaged in the Keep a year before. It was truly the best day ever and this is largely due to the wonderful staff and service we received from our very first visit, right up to our wedding day.
On our first visit, as we neared the top of the driveway, the sight of the Castle was spectacular and we knew it would be the place we said I do. It is certainly not the cheapest wedding venue around but worth every single penny.
We wanted to keep our wedding within the beautiful castle building and had 60 guests, so we really had the feeling of having the Castle to ourselves for the day and night. We were told from the start, "treat it as your home for the day," and that is exactly how it felt. The welcome was fantastic for all our guests and those who stayed overnight thought it was the most wonderful experience. All of the downstairs rooms are exquisite and were a great place for our guests to take shelter from the glorious sunshine and enjoy a piece of wedding cake and a chat together. The amazing staircase featured in a lot of our pictures and the bedrooms were 5 star standard. The bathrooms deserve a separate mention - they are huge, the water pressure is immense and serve as an amazing place to get ready for a big day.
The Keep held a special place in our heart as we got engaged there but it looked stunning on the day with very little addition other than a small amount of flowers and candles. Our guests absolutely loved it and we made full use of it by having drinks after the ceremony in the armour room, pictures on the top and breakfast in the stag chamber at the bottom, the morning after.
The service throughout the day was seemless and so unintrusive. Our glass was always full and we were guided to the right place at the right time sensitively without intruding on personal moments, allowing the day to run like clockwork. It was completely stress free for the whole wedding party and nothing was to much to ask. A particular mention goes to Ricardo, who went out of her way to make sure that everything ran smoothly.
We have some wonderful memories of a magical day in a spectacular venue and we hope to return one day to spend our anniversary in the Boathouse on the lake.
- Also Known As:
- Dundas Castle Hotel Edinburgh