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Auchen Castle

Moffat, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
9 reviews
Starting at £995
20 to 120 Guests

About

Auchen Castle is a historic wedding venue situated in the picturesque town of Moffat, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire. Immersed in the verdurous Scottish countryside, this stunning castle will provide couples with a fairytale atmosphere like no other. Classic turrets, gilded staircases, and blossoming gardens await couples who wish to celebrate their momentous occasion in this breathtaking venue.

Facilities and Capacity

Surrounded by the rolling Moffat hills, couples will find this enchanting castle the perfect escape for their wedding day. 34 acres of private gardens will be yours to celebrate in, as well as the venue's gorgeous indoor rooms. Inside you will find spacious halls adorned with crystal chandeliers and cosy open fireplaces. Large windows allow each venue to flood with natural light. Stylish suites can be available for you and your wedding party to prepare for the day ahead. Up to 122 of your loved ones can witness your milestone event, with luxurious rooms available for overnight accommodation. With ample room for a dance floor and a seated meal both indoors and outdoors, the choice will be yours on where you would like to host your marital festivities. Throughout the grounds, couples and guests alike will find plenty of stunning photo opportunities. This pet-friendly estate invites you to bring along your beloved animals, for a truly memorable and inclusive celebration.

Services Offered

Couples can delight in having a personal wedding coordinator provided by Auchen Castle. They will guide you step by step throughout the entire planning process, ensuring your vision is brought to life. In-house catering will be provided, and the team of culinary aficionados will work with you to design a truly sensational gastronomical experience. The highly-trained staff at Auchen Castle will be on hand throughout your magical day, ensuring you can relax while they take care of everything.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Castle
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome
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    Elisa F. Married on 28/05/2022
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    Absolute perfection

    Before we were even engaged we knew we wanted to get married here so when we first visited we were so happy that it was as perfect as we wanted it to be.

    We had the 'all taken care of' package and cannot recommend it enough, it took away a lot of the stress of wedding planning.

    The actual wedding day, well weekend as most of us stayed at the castle Friday- Sunday was just absolutely perfect. The staff were so professional and made sure the day ran so smoothly. The venue speaks for itself, stunning, someone who saw a photo asked if it was a greenscreen because it looked too beautoful to be real. The food is some of the best food we've ever tasted. Reasonably priced drinks. Such a lovely, peaceful location.

    The suppliers that the castle chose for us were all amazing, cannot fault any of them. Everything was just perfect.

    Most of us travelled up from Manchester, some from Wales and London and even further, and people have already said how they will visit again when there is an event such as valentines day because people were so impressed with every aspect of the castle.

    Let's not forget- has anywhere else ever offered you an owl as a ring bearer? Say no more!

    Absolute perfection. Wish we could do it all over again to relive such a beautifully amazing day!!
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    Kenzie G. Married on 24/05/2022
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    Eloped to a fairytale Castle

    My now husband and I eloped here this past May. It was an amazing experience! Sarah was very responsive to all our emails. We came from another country and the time difference was 6 hours which made calling not really an option. But she was amazing! We got ready there and then had the ceremony and pictures. We also had the add on of an owl bringing the rings and it was amazing! We loved it! It was everything we could of ever dreamed of and if we could do it all again we wouldn’t have changed anything!
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    Amy W. Married on 14/03/2022
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    Amy and Jamie

    Great venue friendly staff who where always happy to help lovely rooms and great food!
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    Amy M. Getting married on 09/07/2022
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    Perfect elopement venue

    Auchen Castle was the perfect elopement venue for us and our baby girl. We wanted something magical yet relaxed, and the team helped create the ideal day for us. The service was outstanding, from easy and flexible communications by email and phone, to striking the perfect balance of attentiveness yet plenty of space for privacy during our stay. The venue itself is very special and refurbishments are incredibly thoughtful and high quality, but for us the best bit was wandering the tranquil woodland and celebrating our day in the greenery. Our ceremony was held in the candlelit turret accessed through a secret door, and frankly remembering it is almost dreamlike!
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    Matthew V. Married on 24/05/2022
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    An absolutely amazing and magical place!

    My wife and I chose to elope at Auchen in May and it was a fantastic experience! We’re both from the Chicago area in the US, so it became quite an adventure for the both of us. Where we’re from, an area noted for architecture and scenery, there is nothing quite like Auchen and the surrounding areas. From the very moment I spoke to Sarah, the general manager, it was a smooth and transparent experience. Due to the time difference, we weren’t able to call and work things out the same way we’d be able to stateside, but she was always, always incredibly responsive through email and truly wonderful. Her patience and tact are top tier. Not only that, but she was able to point me in the right direction for all of the necessary things that needed to be taken care of, from documents, recommending photographers, to those able to do makeup and hair for my wife. After all, getting married in another country is quite a process and her knowledge was absolutely invaluable to us. We’re so incredibly thankful for the staff there and I’m so happy we stumbled across this place. Thank you for making our day perfect for us. I’ll be repeating this whole experience for the rest of my life and I’m so glad you guys are an important part of the story. Again, thank you so much for everything! We’ll never, ever forget everything you did for us.
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    Aishling D. Married on 21/04/2022
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    Easy to work with

    We had our ceremony outside at Auchen Castle which was a beautiful setting. All the staff were very helpful the whole way through and quick to respond to any queries we had.
    We would definitely recommend.
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    Sarah G. Married on 02/04/2022
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    Best day ever at this amazing castle

    We had the most amazing day at auchen castle they did everything for us and the staff were friendly and helpful can't fault it and the castle is just the best place to have a wedding
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    Robyn M. Married on 08/05/2021
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    Best day ever

    We got married here on the 7th May 2022. I can honestly say it was the best weekend of my life, from the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and couldn’t do enough to ensure we were happy and did every bit of decorating for us, I brought a lot of stuff to put up such as easels for signs and flowers/garlands to go on everything along with favours and some table extras soon as they say all the staff they took it straight away and I didn’t have to lift a finger. We paid for a meal for the Friday evening for our guests staying in the castle. We had steak pie and the veg pasta it was actually one of the nicest meals I’ve ever ate most people went back for seconds it was so nice. Saturday (the wedding day) was perfect everything went to plan and everything looked perfect I honestly can’t thank Sarah and the team enough for making our whole weekend so special I can’t wait to go back for one of their occasions possibly the valentines one. Breakfast was also included both mornings and that was also amazing. I honestly wish I could do the full weekend over again. We had actually planned to be married in 2021 but had to postpone due to covid and the castle honoured our pricing even though we moved it a full year later which was great considering I know other venues had been adding extra on for others postponing. Sarah kept in touch from the moment we booked was happy to answer any emails or any phone quires I had and believe me I asked a lot of questions. Thank you all so much.

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Deals

Auchen Castle 1
Offer

Intimate weddings at Auchen Castle are small yet incredibly perfectly formed. Experience the castle & grounds like never before with the help of our most cherished suppliers to help style your day.

Elopement weddings at Auchen Castle’s turret are truly magical. Experience the castle turret and enjoy a specially created 7 course menu with a perfectly paired wine for each course.

Petite Package £4,295.00 Mon - Thurs

Package includes the following:

  • Hire of the castle

  • Wedding co-ordinator to assist with planning

  • Dedicated manager to assist on the day

  • Master of ceremonies

  • White table linen, table cloths & napkins

  • Easel for table plan

  • Traditional cake stand & sword

• All cutlery, crockery & glassware

• Hotel postbox for cards

• Scottish Piper to pipe into your ceremony

• Hand tied seasonal bouquet & buttonhole

• 1 tier wedding cake


• Owl ring delivery


• Castle package for 20


• Bridal suite for night of wedding

Auchen Castle 2
Offer

Venue hire for FREE when you book a midweek date with us, with a minimum of 50 guests.

Saving £995 venue hire.

From January - March 2023 / Sunday - Thursday offer.

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Beattock DG10 9SH Moffat (Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire)

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