Comlongon Castle

(11 reviews) 11 5
Clarencefield Nr. Gretna Green Dumfries Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire DG1 4NA
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About Comlongon Castle

Clarencefield, Nr. Gretna Green, Dumfries
Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire, DG1 4NA

Nestled just a short distance from the English and Scottish border is the restored 15th century Medieval Comlongon Castle. This magnificent building offers a grand and unique environment for your wedding ceremony and reception as well as a range of opulent bedrooms and a luxury honeymoon lodge. Boasting 120 acres of gardens, lawns and woodlands including ponds and lakes, this venue really does have it all.

Comlongon caters for religious, civil, Celtic and Humanist wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships. As the castle is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, you will have the choice of where you hold your ceremony, including the option to say your vows in the beautiful gardens. With a range of stunning rooms, each with authentic period features and a unique ambience, whichever location you choose, you’re sure to have an unforgettable ceremony.

Following your vows, you can head into the gardens and enjoy a glass of bubbles in the summer months or cosy up by one of the open fires in the winter. The castle and its spectacular grounds offer plenty of stunning photo opportunities, ideal for your wedding album.

When it comes to your wedding feast, you won’t be disappointed at Comlongon. The talented catering team will deliver a delicious 5-course banquet and a selection of drinks to complement your meal choices. You will also have the option to include evening food to keep your guests going as they party through the night!

The experienced staff at Comlongon Castle will provide professional and dedicated service throughout your stay to ensure that your special day runs smoothly with minimal stress, allowing you to enjoy the moment with your guests.

When booking with Comlongon Castle you have the flexibility of holding a small, intimate event, or a large wedding celebration. So, whatever it is you’re looking for contact Comlongon Castle and find out what they can do for you. 

• Magnificent restored 15th Century Medieval Scottish Castle • Set within 120 acres of stunning gardens and woodlands • Brilliant backdrop creating plenty of beautiful photo opportunities • Experienced staff on-hand to ensure your day runs smoothly and meets your exact requirements • Only 20 minutes from the M6 and M74 and close to the English/Scottish border • On-site accommodation available including a luxury honeymoon lodge

Facilities at Comlongon Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Comlongon Castle Reviews (11)

A day to remember
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By Naomi Corvin, on 29 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2018

Honestly...where do I start. We had our wedding here yesterday and what a day to remember it was! From the get go the staff and our wedding planner Lisa were amazing. Communication was brilliant. They literally could not have possibly done more. Nothing was a bother for them. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The banquet manager (I'm so sorry I can't remember his name) was the most organised, professional guy I have ever met and his attention to detail was superb. We had a lovely meal on the Friday night and each guest said the food was the die for. The steak strips with red wine and Drambuie sauce was out of this world! I will never look at steak the same way again. The food for the wedding banquet was just as amazing. The rooms were immaculate and the lodge...well put it this way I had to be dragged out. I could have happily lived in there for the rest of my life. We were blessed with a gorgeous day and Lisa made sure everything ran smoothly. There are no words to describe how grateful we both are for the truly excellent weekend. Phil, you have turned Comlongon into a very special place and we wish you many more years of success. Lisa your awesome and we will miss you. You have a brilliant team of people and we will never forget you

Thank you for making our dreams come true
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By Gary & Victoria Ross, on 19 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Mar 2018

To Kim & All the staff at Comlongon, Thank you all so much for all that you did to make our wedding day a success. Not only did Gary & I have a wonderful time, but so did every single one of our guests. We look forward to visiting again in the future. thank you for making our dreams come true. Love and Best Wishes, Gary & Victoria Ross xxx

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By Steph & Justin Stubbs, on 19 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Nov 2017

No words do this place and it's staff justice. We have just had, what almost all of our guests have described as 'the best wedding ever'. From looking after everyone the day and night before, to the whole deal on the day, the night, and the next 2 days too for my wife and I. All of the staff were professional, friendly, happy, fun, and went above and beyond in every way. Lisa, the wedding coordinator made sure everything ran seamlessly.... genuinely not a thing went wrong or was out of place, in fact, she had seemingly last minute ideas which added to the joy and magic of the day. Lisa left us in the care of the incredible Denton for the evening and night, what a fabulous chap. Fireworks, a pricey treat, but you get more than you think you will. A real special extra that most guests wouldn't have expected! The food at every meal, through the wedding breakfast to our evening meals was superb. The venue and staff make you feel at home. There are other places that pertain to be castle wedding venues, but I guarantee, after having visited a few on the run up to our wedding, NOTHING will compare to your wedding at Comlongon. Magical, romantic, authentic, unique. Thank you all SO very much for making ours a day to cherish forever, and being our friends. Phil, (owner) I think we saw you in passing but didn't get the chance to speak. I'm sure you're proud of your hotel and staff already, but we just wanted to make sure you know just how special and dedicated to our special day they all were. You have an amazing team and we cannot wait to return!

completely stress free
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By Abby Conchar, on 19 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

My husband and I got married here. Fantastic place, people and settings. Would highly recommend this place to anyone - it is a perfect venue for a wedding. Everything was so organised and completely stress free. Your team are a total credit to your castle. Thank you for making it so perfect.

Comlongon Castle A Wedding to remember
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By Marie Lacy, on 03 Aug 2009

WOW - that is all we can say to describe our fabulous fairy tale wedding in Dumfries. We hired the castle for a Friday and Saturday and all our family felt very special and the staff and entire stay was out of this world. Highly recommended to all

comlongon castle - fantastic
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By Sarah Mulligan, on 02 Jun 2009

We got married at Comlongon Castle in May 09, it was fantastic from start to finish. The Solway suite where we were has a massive bathroom with blue spotlights in the floor round the bath. The food and wine was fantastic, staff very friendly. Highly recommended.

A Dream Come True.....
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By Emma and Anthony CREASER, on 18 Jan 2009

Fantasic! We got married on the 28 June 2008 at Comlongon. From start to finish everything was exceptional, my only comlplaint was the day went far too fast! A real fairy tale wedding. All our thanks to Phil, Wendy, Anne, Neil and the rest of the staff.

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By L & P, on 14 Apr 2008

We got married at Comlongon Castle and it was amazing. The staff were brillant and looked after us well, the food was the best food I have ever had at any wedding and of course the place is beautiful.

Comlongon Castle is Amazing!!
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By Duvet, on 13 Oct 2007

I got married at Comlongon Castle in May and I have to say with all honesty, it is the best place ever! We had a brilliant day helped along by fabulous staff, stunning grounds and a wedding breakfast that was second to none. And all at very reasonable prices. It would be a lovely wedding venue, but also very romantic for anniversaries or birthdays. The wedding coordinator there arranged for us to have doves released, a ceildh band complete with sword dancing competition and fireworks. Proper fairy tale wedding and we are definitely going back for every anniversary!

Fairytale come true
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By LA, on 14 Dec 2004

My brother got married at Comlongon, and it was just an amazing day. The ceremony in the castle was so intimate which made it really special, and the food and reception were great. My bedroom was a little bit run down, but thats me being VERY picky. I wouldn't hesitate to suggest to anyone.

Got married here on 2nd september
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By Mrs Kimberly Light, on 15 Sep 2004

My wedding day was Perfect, it was one of the best weddings I have been too :-) the staff are amazingly efficient and seem to blend in with their surroundings, but they were never far away if you needed something. they do this everyday as a job but you don't seem to tire of it. I felt like a Princess on the day, and we were all made to feel so special. The food was amazing, the best that I have tasted in a long time, I give it 5 stars ***** the breakfast was also very good, The banquet Hall was breathtaking! The band were excellent and even seemed to get the most reluctant of dancers on the dance floor. I just loved every minute of it!! Would do it again in a second and not change a thing. Thanks for giving all of us wonderful special memories to treasure for ever, I hope to return for our anniversary and I think if everyone else in the wedding party had there way, they would be joining us. :) I would like to thank the Chef for the wonderful Food, the staff for there amazing efficiency The castle for its wonderful architecture The gardener for making the gardens so beautiful Just to thank everyone at the castle for making our wedding day the most special day a girl could ever dream of.

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