Welcome to Springkell, a beautiful setting for a perfect wedding day.
The stunning Palladian mansion is set within picturesque gardens and parklands to provide the most spectacular backdrop for your big day. The impressive house and glorious ground offer charming settings for your important photographs. The Scottish wedding venue is located in Dumfriesshire, just six miles from the famous and historic Gretna Green.
The venue boasts a number of elegant and sophisticated spaces for your celebrations. The Wedding Room has been beautifully finished to feature a grand Italian marble-framed mirror, fabulous décor and beautiful views across the gardens. The stunning setting is the most romantic place to say “I do”.
Springkell is licensed to hold religious, civil and Humanist weddings and civil partnerships both inside and outside the striking mansion house.
If required, we can help to arrange every detail of your big day. We have three wonderful wedding packages, designed to suit a range of requirements, for you to choose from. The packages act as a starting point for your plans, allowing you to personalise and tailor your dream day to suit your ideas and needs.
When you spend the night at Springkell, you will be staying in the lap of luxury. All of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated to provide a truly luxurious stay for your guests. For your first night of married life, the wonderful Honeymoon Suite is the perfect retreat. In addition, just 50 metres from the main house, there are two charming cottages.
35 Reviews for Springkell
Recommended by 100% of couples
Amina M. · Married on 15/08/2021
The best place in the world to host your wedding
When I first got engaged, I knew a few things about the venue I needed for the wedding:Sent on 26/08/2021
1) It had to allow large numbers
2) It had to have several rooms - I didn't want the ceremony and the wedding breakfast in the same place
3) If affordable, we would want exclusive use
4) We needed to have external caterers
5) It needed to be in Scotland, where I grew up
Hitched had a very helpful database. I selected 'Scotland' 'external caterers' and '250 guests' and Springkell was one of the few results I got.
I called them and spoke to a wonderful lady called Fiona (the first of at least 100 correspondences - I'm not exaggerating). She told me a lot about the venue and explained that the owner of the mansion, James, was on holiday and would get back to me with a quotation upon his return from holiday.
James was very prompt and I was immediately impressed. I went to see the venue which was beautiful. However, what I loved most about the place was the people. Fiona, Jill (who runs the event on the day) and James were so accommodating. I had by this point sent enquiries to many venues who acted like they would be doing me a favour by allowing me in... Springkell was the opposite.
They made it clear that I could contact them with any queries and nothing was too much trouble. This became apparent when I turned up again at the venue (with an appointment!) and ran through my 3 page itinerary. Rather than thinking I was some sort of bridezilla, they were very encouraging.
If all had gone to plan, I would have said that Springkell was great. But when Covid hit, the way they treated me simply showed that they were AMAZING.
We postponed our wedding not once but twice and the support I received from Fiona and James (and on the day from Jill) during that time was amazing.
Springkell is someone's home and you still very much feel that. You're invited in as a guest, you stay in one of their 30 bedrooms and you have the run of the place. However, what's wonderful is that they are incredibly flexible. Our wedding ended up being for 180 guests. The day after we left, they were doing a wedding for 2!
Nothing is too much trouble. Although we had external caterers for the food at the wedding itself, on the night before and for breakfast both days, Springkell supplied halal produce for us. They were even happy for us to select the butcher if we wanted (I was fine with James using his regular supplier).
I really can't thank Springkell enough. It's a cliche but our wedding was the best day of my life and they made it happen.
Alex · Married on 21/04/2018
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect
Even though Tracey has already left a wonderful review, and covered all that I was going to say, I wanted to be another voice! We were also there for my sister-in-law's wedding last weekend, and it was truly perfect. Jill and Steve and the team worked tirelessly all weekend. The house is beautiful. The welcome was outstanding. The effort made for the children was very much appreciated by them and us - both the indoor and outdoor games were in use all weekend. The food was fabulous and the bar well stocked! My family stayed in Room 8. It was STUNNING. I know that other reviewers have made comments about the shared bathrooms, and I realise, we were lucky enough to have our own; but for a wedding scenario, where lots of people know each other, its absolutely fine. Springkell are able to make weddings/events as formal or relaxed at the guests would like; and we were so lucky to experience the relaxed version. We were really made to feel that it was our home for the weekend (including coming down to breakfast in our pjs). The wedding went off without a hitch, and the reception room was beautifully put together. I think that V&K followed Springkell's recommendations for photographer, make-up artist and hairdresser; and all were brilliant. We had a lot of fun getting ready. I think that the wedding day itself can go by far too quickly, so to have the opportunity to be together all weekend, in this amazing place, was very special. Huge thanks to V&K for your generosity, to Springkell for your hospitality, and to the gods for the weather.Sent on 29/04/2018
P.s. I only went into the downstairs ladies toilet as we were leaving. The Audrey Hepburn picture is perfect - this was the theme
Oliver · Married on 09/12/2017
Dear James, Fiona, Jill and all the other amazing staff at Springkell.Sent on 10/12/2017
Thank you so much for our amazing weekend, you have all been so fantastic and we have had the most amazing wedding. The food and staff were beyond our beliefs and we both thank you all for being so wonderful! Kind Regards, Oliver and Nicola