Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

(79 reviews) 79 5
St.Boswells Melrose Scottish Borders Lothian & Borders TD6 0RQ
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About Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

St.Boswells, Melrose, Scottish Borders
Lothian & Borders, TD6 0RQ

Celebrate your wedding day in style at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel; a unique country house hotel wedding venue situated on the banks of the romantic River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

With a wealth of wedding experience, a stunning riverside location, 10 acres of private grounds and the distinctive and historical backdrop of the world famous Dryburgh Abbey ruins, Sir Walter Scott’s last resting place, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel offers a truly unique wedding venue in the heart of the scenic and tranquil Scottish Borders.

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel offers an enviable choice of venues for your ceremony and wedding reception, including:

  • Riverside wedding ceremonies in private grounds

  • Unique ceremonies in Dryburgh Abbey ruins (managed by Historic Scotland)

  • Hotel ceremonies and receptions for up to 130 guests in the Wallace Lounge, Garden Room, Glen Room, Tweed Restaurant, luxurious Abbey Room or spacious Dryburgh Suite

  • Marquee banquets for over 200 guests

  • Exclusive use of the accommodation and grounds is available.

The hotel has a dedicated Wedding Coordinator in place to assist you with the planning of your Special Day and is happy to provide tailored bespoke packages to satisfy the aspirations of all wedding parties.

Scottish Hotel Awards 2019:
Regional Winner - Intimate Wedding Hotel of the Year
Julie Hyde - 'Person of Excellence', Wedding Planner


Facilities at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
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
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel Reviews (79)

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By Gillian and Steve, on 01 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

We got married on 18/08/18 at the Dryburgh. From the second we met Jules and the team at the venue and seen the amazing setting we were hooked. We live in West Lothian but my husband is from the borders. We wanted something that was different and had the rustic settings which we both love. Jules went out her way to make us both feel at home, when we were there. On the day we were all set up for an outdoor wedding, then the showers started just as the guests went to they’re seats. Within 15 minutes Jules and her team had got all the chairs from outside and had set up in one of the stunning rooms. The food was amazing, the turn around of the room was very quick. All in all we would recommend the Dryburgh Abbey hotel, as a top venue to get married.

Thank you all.
Venue Service

By Minna, on 04 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 2018

Dear Jules, a very delayed thank you for all you did for Greg and I. From the very beginning you made us feel so special and I can't imagine a more attentive and helpful person to have walked us through the process of planning a wedding. Despite the weather being very touch and go in the morning, I am forever grateful we were able to do the ceremony outside! A huge thank you also to the entire events team.

Dear Jules
Venue Service

By Lauren and Lee, on 30 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2018

Lee and I cannot thank you and the team enough for making our wedding so beautiful. We had an absolutely spectacular day. You and everyone there (especially your husband) went above and beyond. We are so grateful for everything.

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Lottie and Gil, on 24 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jan 2018

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff in helping with our wedding. We initially picked Dryburgh due to how welcoming and accommodating the staff were as that was what we were looking for. Our plans were a little different so we couldn't just have an 'off the shelf wedding'. From the beginning the hotel and staff were amazingly lovely and helpful. We had so many compliments on the food.

Thank you all
Venue Service

By Elise & Neil, on 12 Mar 2016

We wanted to thank you for all your help in making our wedding day such an amazing experience for us and our guests. It was exactly what we wanted and turned out beautifully.

A big thank you
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By Harry & Gilly Watson, on 03 Feb 2016

Jules, Liz and all the team at Dryburgh, A big thank you for helping to make our wedding magical and very special. The food was delicious and staff so helpful and attentive.

A really massive THANK YOU
Venue Service

By Ailsa & Gerry, on 03 Feb 2016

All the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel Staff, We would like to say a really massive "THANK YOU" to each and every one of you!. Our day in July 2015 was the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect. Thank you. Ailsa & Gerry

You have been amazing
Venue Service

By Jill & Steve Williams, on 04 Dec 2015

Just to say that you have been amazing with all your help to make our day so special. you make us welcome whenever we see you, even when you are busy setting tables for another wedding, you still make time. and it is so appreciated. Dryburgh is such a magical place and you are such a big part of it. Thank you so much.

Absolutely amazing experience
Venue Service

By Graeme & Frances Burke, on 27 Nov 2015

Jules and all the staff, Thank you so much for planning and providing our wedding. It was an absolutely amazing experience. The entire day ran smoothly and all the staff were kind and helpful. All our guests want us to pass on their compliments also. Thank you!

Wonderful time
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Eric Nelson, on 27 Nov 2015

For all the staff at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, for the attention to detail at the Gammie/Nelson Wedding. We had a wonderful time. Thanks.

Fantastic Memories
Venue Service

By Jane & Viv Harkness, on 15 Nov 2015

Thank you so much to all the staff at Dryburgh. You all helped to make our Wedding such a special day with many fantastic memories. Special thanks to the Chefs & Kitchen staff for the food which was faultless (so many compliments from our guests), and to all the waiting/serving staff who were friendly, attentive & very professional. The staff are a great credit to the hotel.

Words cannot express how thankful we are
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Vass, on 15 Nov 2015

Words cannot express how thankful we both are to everyone at Dryburgh. You have been so attentive to all our needs from the day we booked the hotel right up until Sunday after we were married. You are amazing! All staff were so helpful and attentive all day, we couldn't have asked for a better venue.

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