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Dunskey Estate is a Scotland-based wedding venue in the town of Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. Nestled in the 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.

Facilities and Capacity

The staff will make it their 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 Dunskey 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, the venue will have a variety of lavish venues for celebrating, including reception spaces within the castle. For your Wedding Breakfast, the 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, this 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 50 guests in the Castle and 36 in the lodges, each room has been thoughtfully furnished and decorated to the highest standards to ensure the height of luxury and comfort during their stay.

Services Offered

The team at Dunskey Estate understands that every wedding is unique, and is on hand 24/7 to help you carefully craft and plan your perfect day. They will be ready to help, whether you're looking for a small intimate ceremony with your nearest and dearest or a larger gathering which fills this extensive estate with all your friends and family. Your day will be created exactly for you and then executed flawlessly The incredible wedding team, including an in-house florist, are ready and waiting to help create your perfect, stress-free day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

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:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Alexandra B. Sent on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

BEST Venue Ever

We were married at Dunskey recently, and I've been composing this in my head in the week since we left. I've had to conclude that no words are sufficient for capturing what a magnificent, special place Dunskey is. As a (self-described) perfectionist planning my wedding, I knew from the first time I spoke with Anne and Ali that I could trust them to deliver on one of the most important day of our lives. Yes, the place is as gorgeous as the photos would suggest, and yes, the food is some of the best we've ever had, but beyond that, what is impossible to capture in words and photos is the joy and dedication that goes into every event. Each member of the staff contributed to the success of our weekend (a special shout out to Lana and Chloe for fielding my endless emails and messages leading up to and during the event). Our guests have not stopped raving about their experience, and many have said it was the best wedding they've ever been to. No detail is spared in the planning and execution of a Dunskey event, but more importantly, the care, personal attention and relationships set Dunskey apart. It is truly a magical place.
Heather Sent on 03/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Caitlin Sent on 03/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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