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Woodlands House is a stunning wedding venue in Galashiels, Lothian & Borders, Uk, offering services to couples hosting their special day. Dating back to the mid-19th century, this fabulous gothic mansion exudes a rich sense of history and gives couples the perfect blend of privacy, luxury, and style. Nestled on two acres of lush gardens, mature trees, and landscaped grounds, it provides a romantic and idyllic setting where newlyweds can create a bespoke wedding celebration precisely as they want it. The dedicated staff boast a wealth of experience catering to weddings and prides themselves on creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests.

Facilities and Capacity

Catering to weddings with between 60 seated guests and 100 for an evening reception, Woodlands House is ideally suited to smaller wedding parties. Weather permitting, couples can host their drinks reception outside, where the spectacular gardens and surrounding countryside offer the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. This delightful outdoor space features specimen trees, blossoming rhododendron, lovely wisteria, and a cornucopia of colourful flowers that create a fairytale-like experience. The house itself is a visual delight featuring neo-gothic architecture, stained glass windows, and opulent decor. Couples can host their bridal breakfast in the banqueting hall. The warm lighting and luxurious furniture provide a relaxed and inviting ambience where guests can let their hair down and enjoy the company of friends and family. After the meal, festivities can move to the main hall for the afterparty. The property also boasts a wedding suite where the newlyweds can prepare and enjoy some privacy.

Services Offered

Woodlands House offers a range of packages that can be tailored to meet the needs of each couple. They can provide a dedicated wedding coordinator to oversee the celebration and ensure each couple enjoys a seamless experience. Catering is available from a team of culinary experts who will prepare a menu to each couple's specifications. Alternatively, clients can reserve the banqueting hall only and use private caterers if that is their preference. Accommodation is also available onsite for up to 12 guests. All of the rooms are ensuite, individually styled, and have tea/coffee-making facilities, TVs, and safes. The property has facilities onsite for live music, a bar, and a dance floor where guests can boogie into the wee hours of the morning. Woodlands House is conveniently located within driving distance of Edinbuouiugh, Glasgow, and Newcastle and has plenty of parking for guests.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Woodlands House, Windyknowe Road TD1 1RG Galashiels (Lothian & Borders)
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