Roulotte Retreat is a unique venue nestled in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders. The picturesque setting is perfect for small weddings, elopements, civil ceremonies and vow renewals.
They specialise in Boutique weddings for the more intimate occasion, with each celebration totally unique. You can book part of Roulotte Retreat for as little as 5 guests or enjoy an exclusive stay with up to 35 people, with accommodation for 22 guests on site.
If you’re planning a more personal affair, why not elope to Roulotte Retreat, enjoying a love nest for two, set within a wildflower meadow.
Your Ceremony can be in the meadow, by the lochan, next to your Roulotte or on the covered deck of The Studio, amidst Scots pine trees.
Dine as you wish - it's your day! They can recommend experienced and innovative chefs and caterers, whether you want informal street food, festival style; sit-down meal prepared by a private chef, or bring your own food and cook together for a more relaxed vibe.
The 1950's wooden Studio is the gathering place for drinks, dining and dancing, inside around the woodburning stove and al fresco on the outdoor covered deck with rustic bar on oak barrels, surrounded by candlelit lanterns.
Ancient traditions to enrich your Ceremony are offered at Roulotte Retreat including hand fasting, jumping the broom, candle ceremony, oathing stone, sand mandalas, drinking from the quaich, campfires and candlelit twilight ceremonies!
They have unique luxurious accommodation in their handcrafted French Gypsy Roulottes. The roulottes include salons and boudoirs so you and your guests can relax in style around the lochan in our wildflower meadow. Traditional in style, yet with state of the art showers, washrooms and kitchens so you and your guests can be independent in your own accommodation as well as gathering as a group in the Studio.
Horseshoe Cottage with Ruby Bowtop in its wild woodland garden offers more accommodation as well as providing the most exquisite and unique backdrop for your wedding photographs.
To relax in style and enrich your wellbeing Roulotte Retreat offers eco hot tubs with Gitana and Zenaya and an eco outdoor sauna with Maharani.
If you have a sense of adventure and a penchant for style then Roulotte Retreat is the place for you to let your imagination run riot and create the ambience you would love for your Special Day. Be imaginative, it is your day, enjoy creating with your guests, it's great fun!
Reviews for Roulotte Retreat.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sian and Aren · Married on 07/09/2019
Scottish wilderness with a quirky charm
"We first stumbled across Roulotte Retreat whilst searching for a Vardo to spend a weekend in at short notice, we noted that Roulotte Retreat hosted weddings and were both captivated by its charm and natural beauty.Sent on 04/03/2020
12 months later and it was time to plan our own wedding. We wanted our day to be quiet, romantic, natural, quaint and reflective of our personalities. Roulotte Retreat was the first location we discussed as it offered the natural magnetism of the Scottish wilderness and a quirky charm unto itself.
We contacted Avril to organize our elopement. Overwhelmed by the prospect of having to source a photographer, registrar, witness, flowers and everything else we forgot we would need, Avril was a beacon of light that guided us effortlessly through the entire process, providing us with a multitude of local talented and reputable contacts that made our day so perfect.
We awoke in Rosa Bella to a bountiful hamper of delicious food and treats. Blessed by beautiful weather and accompanied by beautiful people, we eloped in the meadow, by the pond and surrounded by dragonflies, bumble bees and Scottish wild flowers. During the evening we explored the trails and landscape nearby before retiring to the rustic elegance of Rosa Bella to toast the most perfect day with champagne by a log fire.
We would like to thank again Avril, Alan, Jane and Phil for genuinely making our dreams come true."
Roulotte Retreat.'s reply:Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review, we really appreciate this.
Haley and Connor · Married on 17/06/2019
Surrounded by nature, eclectic and whimsical
When planning for our wedding it was really easy to get overwhelmed and caught up in prices, and who to invite, that it was seeming to overshadow the love that we wanted to celebrate. We are both introverted and wanted to exchange our vows privately where we could focus on each other, our shared love, and creating a conscious committed partnership together. That is why we chose Roulotte Retreat. Here we were surrounded by nature, eclectic and whimsical, and able to partake in a hodgepodge of traditions that were important to us. We soulfully married on the June strawberry moon near the lochan in the meadow and stayed in Gitana roulotte with carvings of strawberries, butterflies and fairies surrounding us. We loved the chickens, rooster Elvis, and Bear the dog who were also part of our Special Day.Sent on 04/03/2020
Avril and Alan made us both feel so at home and really helped to make the day simply wonderful. From fresh flowers in the broom (for 'jumping the broom' ceremony) to our champagne served “with a flourish” of fresh sprigs, and making sure we knew all the places to visit for photos, we felt truly cared for from the start. We also loved our registrar Jane, who so gracefully switched between handfasting, to the quaich ceremony with love and laughter. The day was made even more splendid with Liana as our photographer. Liana made us feel so comfortable and we had so much fun exploring Roulotte Retreat, the surrounding area, and Melrose together. We couldn’t recommend the Roulotte Retreat with Avril and Alan, Jane, and Liana more! Thank you so much for a lifetime of memories and love!
Roulotte Retreat.'s reply:Thank you Haley and Connor for taking the time to write such a glowing review for us.
Delia and Paul · Married on 12/04/2019
Completely stress free wedding day
If you want a completely stress-free wedding day we can highly recommend Roulotte Retreat! From the first phone call to the last moments of cutting the cake we couldn't have been in better hands. Avril and Alan, owners of Roulotte Retreat are kind, thoughtful and totally laid-back. They create a very relaxed atmosphere in their unique, and outstandingly beautiful surroundings. We stayed in Horseshoe Cottage with Ruby Bowtop, which was perfect for us. It was very spacious, well equipped, a lovely log-burner in the lounge, wooden beams and very nice soft furnishings. If you want to be totally at one with nature, enjoy peace and tranquility and the darkest starry night skies then this is the place. We had the most memorable day. We had decided to include the hand-fasting ritual as part of our ceremony, performed by Jane the lovely Registrar, where our chosen fabric of tartan was wrapped around our hands in such a way that when pronounced Husband and Wife we let go of our hands and a knot was tied - hence the term Tying the Knot. The Photographer Phil Wilkinson (as recommended by Avril) was just fabulous and was extremely patient as I was on crutches following recent knee surgery and could only move at a snail's pace, and he was a lot of fun. Phil didn't miss any opportunities to capture the photo-bombing hens or Bear, the dog who had wandered over to have a nosey at what was going on. Our evening was spent eating fish and chips and drinking champagne snuggled up in front of the fire reminiscing about the day. All in all and in every way possible it was a day to remember! Thank you Avril and Alan - you really have something very special at Roulotte Retreat!Sent on 04/03/2020
Roulotte Retreat.'s reply:Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review and glowing trip advisor too, we really appreciate this.