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Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

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Menus from £30
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Menus from £30
Up to 150 Guests

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 2020:
Regional Winner - Wedding Hotel of the Year
Regional Winner - Romantic Hotel of the Year

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Sporting
Small Hotel
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
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

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Gillian Married on 18/08/2018
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    Perfect

    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.
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    Minna Married on 08/08/2018
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    Thank you all.

    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.
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    Lauren Married on 06/07/2018
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    Dear Jules

    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.
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    Lottie Married on 27/01/2018
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    Thank you!

    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.
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    Thank you all

    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.
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    A big thank you

    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.
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    A really massive THANK YOU

    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
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    You have been amazing

    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.
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    Absolutely amazing experience

    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!
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    Wonderful time

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

    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.
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    Words cannot express how thankful we are

    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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    Thank you to all

    All the staff at Dryburgh, Thank you to all of you for making our special day so wonderful.
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    Thank you so much

    Thank you all so much for all your help and support during our wedding and in the run up. The day was all we could have wanted and that's in no small part to all of your hard work, friendly and diligent service and eagerness to help in any way you could. We hope to see you again soon. David & Benjamin
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    Special thanks

    To all the staff, special thanks for making our daughter Jennifers wedding day a great success. Everyone enjoyed themselves enormously and you all worked so hard and prefessionaly that our special day went like clockwork and without a single hitch. Many thanks once again and we look forward to seeing you all in the future.

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