Dunskey Estate

Portpatrick, Stanraer (Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire) DG9 8TJ Map · Telephone · Website
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About Dunskey Estate

Nestled in unparalleled Scottish countryside, Dunskey Estate offers a stunning backdrop for your wedding day, as well as being guaranteed to create special moments and memories that will last a lifetime.

At Dunskey Estate, we understand that every wedding is unique. That is why we are on hand 24/7 to help you carefully craft and plan your perfect day. We can help whether you be looking a small intimate ceremony with your nearest and dearest or a larger gathering which fills our extensive estate with all your friends and family. Your day will be created exactly for you and then executed flawlessly, it is our priority to make sure every couple and guest has a day to remember.

Beautiful grounds and our Edwardian Castle truly make for a breath-taking wedding venue and provide picturesque backdrops that evoke a true sense of awe for all who attend and witness your marriage.

Your guests can watch you exchange your vows anywhere on our estate. Whether you’re looking for an ancient woodland spot, the bank of a loch, an award-winning walled garden or even a boat at dawn, all are going to offer unforgettable moments. Following this, we have a variety of lavish venues for celebrating, including reception spaces within the castle.

For your Wedding Breakfast our in-house chef boasts over 15 years of experience and can help you create an incredibly unique menu for the day. From delicate pastries to daring international fare our tastemaker is sure to take you and your guests' taste buds on a culinary journey full of flavour.

Once the celebrations have ended, why not ask your guests to join you overnight in one of our stunning bedrooms. With space for up to 46 guests in the Castle and 16 in our lodges each room has been thoughtfully furnished and decorated to the highest standards to ensure the height of luxury and comfort during their stay.

Our incredible Wedding team, including in-house florist, are ready and waiting to help create your perfect, stress-free day.

  • Bespoke food and drink menus
  • In-house production
  • Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator
  • 24/7 support from our team
  • Professional wedding Photographer and Videographer
  • Innovative culinary program
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The tree cathedral
The tree cathedral
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Dunskey Estate
Life-changing magic of Dunskey
Life-changing magic of Dunskey
We do it all in-house!
We do it all in-house!
Stunning spaces on the Estate
Stunning spaces on the Estate
The Victorian Drawing Room
The Victorian Drawing Room
Did you know we have a maze?
Did you know we have a maze?
The Great Hall for ceilidh
The Great Hall for ceilidh
Dreamy woodland wedding
Dreamy woodland wedding
Surrounded by matured trees
Surrounded by matured trees
Dramatic lighthouse nearby
Dramatic lighthouse nearby
Our stunning walled garden
Our stunning walled garden
The beaches on the Estate
The beaches on the Estate
Romantic drawing room
Romantic drawing room
Secluded beach & coastline
Secluded beach & coastline
Creative 1-Michelin star cuisi
Creative 1-Michelin star cuisi
Two idyllic lochs on doorstep
Two idyllic lochs on doorstep
Endless perfect spots for pics
Endless perfect spots for pics
The grand, tree-lined drive
The grand, tree-lined drive
Stunning beach for sunset pics
Stunning beach for sunset pics
Beauty around every corner
Beauty around every corner
The most picturesque ceremony
The most picturesque ceremony
Let love bloom at Dunskey
Let love bloom at Dunskey
Magnificent setting
Magnificent setting
In-house stylist & florist
In-house stylist & florist
Every bathroom is unique
Every bathroom is unique
Spectacular & bepoke bedrooms
Spectacular & bepoke bedrooms
Each room with its own design
Each room with its own design
The resplendent Great Hall
The resplendent Great Hall
The Dutch Heritage kitchen
The Dutch Heritage kitchen
One of many fantastic bedrooms
One of many fantastic bedrooms
Roaring fireplace for dinner
Roaring fireplace for dinner
Modern & luxurious suites
Modern & luxurious suites
The awe-inspiring drawing room
The awe-inspiring drawing room
Treat your guests to the best
Treat your guests to the best
We customise every detail
We customise every detail
Most magical wedding entrance
Most magical wedding entrance
Your ceremony in the woods
Your ceremony in the woods
Bride's arrival by boat
Bride's arrival by boat
Another incredible bedroom
Another incredible bedroom
Dress up in the Magic Parlour!
Dress up in the Magic Parlour!
The bridal suite
The bridal suite
Custom floral installations
Custom floral installations
All flowers are done in-house
All flowers are done in-house
Dunskey's rhododendron blooms
Dunskey's rhododendron blooms
Bespoke floral designs
Bespoke floral designs
Your dream will take flight
Your dream will take flight
Wedding dinner in dining room
Wedding dinner in dining room
Prepping in the bridal suite
Prepping in the bridal suite
Sparklers & fireworks!
Sparklers & fireworks!
Michael & Thom outdoor wedding
Michael & Thom outdoor wedding
Beautiful Dunskey in the faull
Beautiful Dunskey in the faull
View of meadows to the sea
View of meadows to the sea
The Penthouse Suite for couple
The Penthouse Suite for couple
Penthouse bedroom
Penthouse bedroom
Penthouse master suite
Penthouse master suite
Penthouse living area
Penthouse living area
Penthouse mastersuite
Penthouse mastersuite
Penthouse kitchen and dining
Penthouse kitchen and dining
Outdoor spring wedding
Outdoor spring wedding
Piper for a true Scottish feel
Piper for a true Scottish feel
Spring wedding
Spring wedding
In-house flowers
In-house flowers
In-house floral installations
In-house floral installations
In-house styling & decor
In-house styling & decor
The Great Foyer
The Great Foyer
The Officers' Corner
The Officers' Corner
Auchenree bedroom suite
Auchenree bedroom suite
The coolest rave cave ever!
The coolest rave cave ever!
Feel free to party hardy
Feel free to party hardy
A castle with a disco dungeon?
A castle with a disco dungeon?
Dramatic coastline @ Dunskey
Dramatic coastline @ Dunskey
We also have waterfalls!
We also have waterfalls!
Two waterfalls in fact.
Two waterfalls in fact.
A splendorous entrance
A splendorous entrance
Turquoise water at the beach
Turquoise water at the beach
Firepit for whisky & cheese
Firepit for whisky & cheese
Spectacular food
Spectacular food
Seasonal & imaginative
Seasonal & imaginative
The best damn oysters
The best damn oysters
Springrolls w/edible flowers
Springrolls w/edible flowers
Scottish roast for casual meal
Scottish roast for casual meal
Flambe to your heart's content
Flambe to your heart's content
Our Narnia-like Magic Parlour
Our Narnia-like Magic Parlour
Dunskey Olympics: a real laugh
Dunskey Olympics: a real laugh
Canoe races anyone?
Canoe races anyone?
The United Turkey Red bar
The United Turkey Red bar
Illuminated installations
Illuminated installations
Bespoke cakes service
Bespoke cakes service
An autumn wedding
An autumn wedding
Relaxing & sumptuous bath
Relaxing & sumptuous bath
Yoga at the Water Nest
Yoga at the Water Nest
Endless summer ferns
Endless summer ferns
Early autumn wedding
Early autumn wedding
The tree cathedral
The tree cathedral
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Dunskey Estate
Life-changing magic of Dunskey
Life-changing magic of Dunskey

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Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Heather Kelley · Married on 01/09/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    You will not regret even a minute here at Dunskey

    Hard to put into words how incredible the experience at Dunskey Estate was! We chose Dunskey Estate for our wedding location because we wanted a small ceremony, and in a stunning location. With Dunskey, we got that and so much more. With Anne and her team, our wedding turned out better than we could have ever imagined and way better than I could have done on my own. Anne took my vision and turned it into the most beautiful event I have ever attended. If Anne suggests something for your event, just go with it. She will not steer you wrong! She worked so hard to create the most special event for us! Her dedication to the details and caring support through the whole week meant so much to all of us. Ali was truly incredible throughout the entire week as well. We shared tears of joy with both Ali and Anne throughout the ceremony, which is something you don't get with any other wedding venue! I also cannot say enough good things about the entire staff at Dunskey. I loved the care and dedication they show to taking care of any and all guests, above and beyond anything we could have ever wanted. It was a luxury that many of us have never experienced and we are forever grateful to the entire Dunskey team. And the food!! The food was incredible, 10/10, every single meal. We all ate like kings and queens. The house itself is something out of a movie. It was like living in a Downton Abbey episode. It was truly an all inclusive experience and an absolute dream to spend time at Dunskey. If you are on the fence about booking this venue for any event- wedding, reunion, corporate retreat- book it!

    Sent on 03/07/2020
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    Caitlin Mitchell · Married on 31/08/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The experience was nothing short of amazing.

    I was lucky enough to have my destination wedding at Dunskey Estate. The experience was nothing short of amazing. While planning my wedding, I was simultaneously going after a promotion at work and many family obligations. Anne and Ali made it simple. I had as much control over detail as I wanted and trusted Anne’s amazing taste when I knew I didn’t have time. Quite frankly I’m convinced she could’ve planned my unique perfect wedding from our first call alone. They are just genuinely good people and good people are hard to find these days especially while planning a wedding. I am from the US so I couldn’t taste a cake or see my florals in person. Every piece of my wedding was spectacular down to the tiniest details. In a world where so many people are focusing on division and differences, Dunskey is the place to go with your favorite people and feel whole again. The staff were amazing. They learned my 30 guest’s names and quirks in 2 days. The staff, food, property any one component would be enough to make me go back. Weeks later our family and friends are still in shock of what a perfect long weekend we experienced. Also I love a good deal - I would pay twice what I paid to do it all over. Dunskey feels like home so be careful you’ll want to go back a million times! If you want to guarantee a successful destination wedding or a wedding you will look back on and only remember the good choose Dunskey.

    Sent on 03/07/2020

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  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Sporting
    Coastal Weddings
    Unusual Weddings
    Asian Wedding
    Castle
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Landmark
    Marquees and Tents
    Woodland and Festival
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
    Tipis and Yurts
    Unique Weddings
  • 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
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Hairdresser
    Beautician
    Fitness Centre
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Allows fire ceremony
    Changing Room for Guests

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  • Portpatrick Stanraer (Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire) DG9 8TJ
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