We had our wedding at Shieldhill castle on Saturday 31st May 2014. Absolutely fabulous!! Where to begin..!!
Mary, the owner, and her staff were absolutely amazing both in the lead up to our wedding and throughout the day. we had a family-night on the Friday evening, where a hot buffet was provided for everyone staying at the castle. Food was delicious and the staff were very accommodating. it provided a very relaxed atmosphere which is exactly what we wanted.
on the morning of the wedding, breakfast was served to me and my bridesmaids in the "ladies room" (a separate room was provided for hair/makeup/getting ready) so as not to bump into the groom during brekkie. We were lucky enough with the weather to have our wedding outside, and Mary went to a lot of effort to set up the perfect scene outside, including a small stage/altar, fresh flowers and linen drapes, creating a perfect backdrop for our ceremony. I get goosebumps just thinking about it!! it was STUNNING.
For photographs, the grounds of the hotel provide fabulous natural settings, our favourite being the wooded meadow where we had some amazing photographs taken. inside the castle is also fabulous, the room upstairs providing a beautiful backdrop for some indoor photographs. you will have no problem having lovely photos, regardless of the weather!
the meal was flawless! we had a free taster session about 2 months before the wedding, and the meaL on the day was as high a standard as in the taster session. Again, Mary made sure that everything ran like clockwork.
the dancefloor is a good size for many guests (we had 130 incl night guests) and never felt to squashed while dancing. To me, this is very important!
the rooms are a very high standard, the honeymoon suite absolutely stunning, the perfect venue to spend the night as husband and wife. :)
The following day after our wedding, we had a BBQ in the hotel grounds. again, the food was delicious, the atmosphere very relaxed.
Overall, I have absolutely no fault with our wedding at Shieldhill castle, it exceeded our expectations in every way. We had the perfect day and will be enjoying the memories for years to come. Thanks so much to Mary and her team for making it one of the happiest days of our lives.
Heather & Nick Dewey
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This magnificent Castle dates back to 1199 and offers great character and charm. The principal building has 16 en-suite Bedrooms along with the Reception Rooms and a fully functioning Chapel. The recently converted stable block has a further 10 en-suite Bedrooms. An ideal wedding venue complete with permanent marquee with a capacity of 250. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shieldhill Castle Hotel Biggar, Scotland