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Blackhouse Forest Estate

Selkirk, Lothian & Borders View map Visit website
Starting at £3,500
6 to 50 Guests


Set in over 1,000 acres of breath-taking Scottish Borders, Blackhouse Forest Estate is a sustainable wedding venue in Selkirk, Lothian & Borders. Tucked away in a picturesque woodland, this peaceful retreat is ideally suited for environmentally-conscious couples who seek a fairytale setting. In surroundings steeped in mythology, to-be-weds can walk in the footsteps of Scottish kings in what was once a part of the Ettrick Forest. Here, amongst historic ruins and indigenous fauna, a rustic haven awaits for a happily ever after.

Facilities and Capacity

Blackhouse Forest Estate has undergone impressive renovations since its purchase in 2018. The current owners have carefully upgraded the estate to ensure absolute care for its historical, natural setting. Couples will be mesmerised by the abundance of wildlife that flow through the grounds, from the native florals to the Roe and Sika deer that reside close by. Most impressive is the off-grid energy system that keeps the venue running in harmony with the surroundings. Couples can enjoy pastoral spender befitting their luxurious country wedding across the estate's many settings. There are no limits of backdrops for an outdoor ceremony, whether it's the nearby woods or the lochan. Around the croft house, formal gardens burst with ornamental trees, duck ponds, and pristine lawns. Here, newlyweds can take wedding portraits on any of the three bridges or host welcome drinks. The restored barn offers ample room for as many as 50 guests and can be customised to suit any theme. The nearby renovated sheep pens provide a distinctive setting for an outdoor bar and a marquee can be added for additional space.

Services Offered

For their wedding day, couples can enjoy exclusive use of Blackhouse Forest Estate. The team is delighted to help to-be-weds make their mark and craft a memorable occasion to complement the picturesque setting. Couples can avail of the team's expertise and choose from an array of pre-selected outside vendors, including The Pantry catering company and Get Knotted Events wedding design. The owners invite the happy couple and their loved ones to extend their stay in the Estate Lodge. Here, guests can continue celebrating the momentous occasion in a rural retreat filled with outdoor activities such as fishing and clay pigeon shooting. The house can easily sleep 10 guests within its selection of beautifully decorated rooms. As part of the wedding package, the team will also plant a sapling oak tree in the couple's honour in a specially chosen location.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Woodland and Festival
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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Blackhouse Forest Estate, Nr Selkirk, TD7 5NJ TD7 5NJ Selkirk (Lothian & Borders)

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