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Last update: August 2023
Dundas Castle is a wedding venue in South Queensferry, Lothian & Borders, Scotland. This beautiful five-star venue, situated only a short drive from Edinburgh, forms part of the territory acquired by the famous Dundas Clan from the beginning of the 12th century. Today, Dundas Castle is a place where romance thrives and dreams find their fulfilment. Here, you can begin your married life amidst scenes of such beauty and splendour that they will stay with you in your heart and mind forever. The experienced and dedicated team at Dundas Castle can't wait to help you greet the future in comfort and style.
Facilities and Capacity
Dundas Castle hosts ceremonies and receptions for parties great and small. The Great Hall, located within the medieval Auld Keep, is the most popular ceremony location. A spiral staircase leads up to the Hall, where a vaulted ceiling and ancient stonework add to the atmosphere of romance and majesty. The Auld Keep can accommodate parties of up to 110 guests. Couples looking for a more intimate atmosphere will enjoy the elegant Croquet Room, which features an open fireplace, a crystal chandelier, and breathtaking views of the lawns. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in the charming Courtyard or on the grounds of the estate. After the ceremony, you and your guests can adjourn to the Stag Chamber for an intimate candlelit feast or to the Croquet Room for a more formal wedding breakfast. The spacious Pavilion, which can accommodate parties of up to 200 people, is a perfect spot in which to dine and dance the night away. The front of the Castle makes a magnificent and picturesque backdrop for the grand finale, which includes a marching Scottish pipe band and a fireworks display to light up the night sky. When the day's festivities have finished, you and your guests can retire to rest in the venue's 17 delightful bedrooms, all carefully furnished with your comfort in mind.
Dundas Castle is available for exclusive use. Their expert team will guide you through the planning process. They can also offer recommendations and help you identify the suppliers you need to turn your wedding vision into reality. Throughout your wedding, the venue's discreet and highly skilled operations team will be by your side to ensure that everything goes exactly according to plan. You have the option to extend your celebration over two or three nights, but however long you spend at Dundas Castle, they want your wedding to be an occasion filled with love and laughter and memories you'll treasure forever.
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The perfect venue for our big day
The interaction with the team at Dundas was exemplary from the first time seeing the place, throughout the planning and particularly on the day itself - they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, at ease, and to handle all our needs. There are so many beautiful options of where to host your ceremony, and the suppliers on the recommended list were all fabulous at helping us put together our dream day.
We opted to have the venue the night before, and had the perfect time with our wedding party and immediate family, enjoying the wide range of facilities and relaxation areas. This also meant we could get ready on-site, which was so much fun and something out of a fairytale.
All our guests commented on how stunning the place is, and how helpful the staff were on the day.
We could not recommend Dundas highly enough - it is truly special, and we are so grateful for the support we received throughout the planning process and celebration itself.
Felt like home
The dreamiest location and 5* service
Five star venue, five star staff
My only caveat - if you are getting married here, please be wary of the catering company 'Heritage Portfolio'. Their food is incredible, but their execution on the day of the wedding was a complete failure followed by their staff (not Dundas') being less than attentive to the situation. Not a reason not to book this venue, but make sure you speak to the manager Adam (something I did not do) and confirm timings and meals ahead of time.
Dream Wedding Venue
What made this a truly memorable experience for us was the in-house wedding coordinators. Suzi and Katy took our vision and made it so special, taking the stress away from us. Suzi and the team were attentive, professional and welcoming from the day we got there. Our suppliers were blown away by the service provided. We can’t thank them enough!
I highly recommend Dundas as a venue, it truly was the best day of our lives, leaving us with the most amazing memories.
5 star experience at Dundas Castle. Castle and staff absolutely amazing!
Fantastic wedding Venue!
Most incredible wedding venue
The Most Incredible Day at Dundas Castle!
Perfect Venue for the Perfect Day
It difficult to find the words to express our thanks to the staff at Dundas. So many of our guests commented on how amazing they were, which is not something people would normally comment on after a wedding, but is testament to the level of service offered to everyone who attended our wedding. Our suppliers, many of whom were working in the venue for the first time, also commented on how well organised everything was and how great the staff were. Hollie, who helped us plan the wedding, was so warm and helpful throughout all of our communications, and responded to every email and question with the help and support we needed for every part of the wedding. While Rose, who was our operations manager for the day, went above and beyond to make sure everything ran incredibly smoothly throughout the day and that we had a wedding that exceeded our expectations.
I honestly can't speak highly enough of everyone involved.
Everything was better than expected!
Also, if you're staying at the castle I would highly recommend the Boathouse to stay in - it's beautiful.
Our fairy tale wedding at the Dundas Castle
Amazing Venue & Staff
The most perfect wedding venue!
I cannot speak highly enough of Dundas Castle
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