Wedderburn Castle and Barns Est. 1990

Wedderburn Castle, Duns, Scotland, United Kingdom

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You’ll want to Wed(derburn) at this Castle and Barn property in the beautiful Scottish countryside! 
Who needs an aisle when you can make your dramatic entrance down the sweeping stone stairs of this spectacular Scottish castle? Make your way from the stairs to the elegant ceremony room for your ‘I do’s,” then head to the rustic barn for a reception that will go down in the books!
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Castle / Château / Manor
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Farm View
Forest
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Mountains
Park
Rolling Hills
Skyline
Style
Bohemian
British
Casual
Classic
Country
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Wedderburn Castle is a perfect venue offering a relaxing Scottish country-house style experience for you and your guests. If you choose to base your wedding at the castle you have the use of all of our magnificent reception rooms and comfortable bedrooms to enjoy with family and friends. We can host ceremonies, weddings and parties for up to 80 people at the castle and up to 150 at our barn wedding space, which is just a short walk from the castle. 

Wedderburn Barns offer a more informal, rustic space and you can hold a religious, humanist or civil ceremony in the courtyard at the barns or in the light, character-filled Cartshed. There are also several pretty local churches just a few miles away if you would like a church ceremony. 

If you would like to hold a wedding ceremony at the barns but also use the castle during the day, the castle drawing room, gallery space and lawns are fantastic places for a drinks reception for up to 150, while your wedding photography takes place in the hall or outdoors. Dinner can then be served in the atmospheric Provender Barn, before returning to the cartshed space for a ceilidh, DJ or other entertainment. The barns are a wonderful space to decorate in exactly the style you would like, providing a blank canvas to let your imagination run wild. 

Accommodation for up to 26 people is available in the castle on either a full rental or B&B basis if you would like to book the barns for your wedding but also use the castle as a convenient and luxurious place to rest your head after your party. We also have space for a further 16 people in the stylish cottages and lodges around the estate so it is possible to have up 42 people sleeping on-site. In addition, there are a number of excellent hotels and B&Bs in the local area and I have attached details of these.

Catering for your party is provided by our panel of caterers who can provide a range of dining options, from wedding banquets to more rustic options such as hog roasts, tagines, barbecues and sharing platters. I have included a list of our approved caterers and their contact details but please let us know if you would like us to ask any of them to contact you directly. The caterers also handle the bar and drinks at the castle and barns and most offer the opportunity to bring your own wine for the reception and dinner and pay a corkage fee, order from their wholesale selection of wines, or to operate a cash bar throughout. 

If you choose to book Wedderburn we would provide a list of all of our recommended local suppliers with the booking pack to help you to make plans. They are all extremely professional and have worked with our clients over many years. We are also be happy to assist with any planning queries you might have by email or telephone.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $60 to $150

Additional Charges

Wedderburn Castle is available as an exclusive-use venue. This includes all 12 bedrooms with capacity for up to 26 guests.
Wedderburn Barns is available to rent with the castle or on its own. 
We ask that you hire our Approved Caterers to cater for your party. Please contact us for our current list. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
150
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1990
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Wedderburn has 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, and is suitable for a resident party of up to 26 guests. The rooms are luxuriously spacious and a powerful modern heating system ensures that the castle is always warm. All rooms include items of the castle’s original furniture, which date back to the 1770s, while bathrooms have been designed to reflect modern influences.

Four comfortable and luxurious estate cottages and lodges are also available, providing further accommodation in the grounds of the castle for 16 additional guests, taking the number accommodated in and around Wedderburn to 42. We can also supply a list of alternative local accommodation for additional guests to circulate with your invitations. 

Wedderburn is an exceptional private castle available for house parties, weddings and receptions. The castle offers a relaxed country house experience for one night, several days or for a longer stay. The castle rental includes all bedrooms and reception rooms, allowing you to enjoy your stay in privacy and comfort. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

In springtime the blossom from the cherry trees on the drive and the apple tree in the barns courtyard look like confetti when the wind blows. 

The castle grounds are full of wildlife, including some very cute deer, hares, rabbits and pheasants.

Each of the bedrooms has a fireplace. Sadly these can't be used due to safety restrictions but they really add to the character of the castle.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Wedderburn Castle was conceived by Scotland’s most renowned architect, Robert Adam, as a place to entertain. Today Wedderburn’s interiors and grounds, created over 240 years ago, have been immaculately restored to retain all of the castle’s original charm and to also include all of the modern comforts required to make your stay enjoyable.

The castle is set in 80 acres of beautiful parkland and woodland, providing outdoor reception spaces and privacy for your party.
Design:
The castle had a stunning chimneypiece by Piranese in the drawing room and there are bits of furniture by Chippendale throughout the building. However all bathrooms have been recently installed and include monsoon showers, roll-top baths and luxurious fittings by Fired Earth and other top names. 

The castle kitchen has the original bread ovens and cooking ranges in place in the dining kitchen alongside a log-burning stove. 

The barns were launched in 2013 and has been created in the 18th century stables a short walk from the castle. It retains many of its original historic features.
Standout Venue Features:
The castle and its lands have been owned by the Home family since the 15th century. Owners David and Cat are still very much involved with the castle and the barns and are happy to help you with planning your wedding or party.
Extra Perks:
Ceremony chairs, dining chairs, chair covers and banquet tables at the castle. 
Trestle tables at the barns. 
Awards & Notables Conde Nast Brides featured Wedderburn Castle and Barns as one of its top venues for 2015/16

We have also been featured in numerous other publications, including the Scottish Wedding Directory, Best Scottish Weddings, Tie The Knot, The Scotsman, The Scottish Field, Country Life, The Daily Mail, The Daily Record, The Herald and other UK press.
Celebration Locations
Wedderburn Castle:
A stunning 18th century Scottish castle designed by Robert Adam, with romantic ballroom, elegant dining room and a stunning horseshoe staircase.
- View: The castle looks on to 80 acres of stunning parkland, the surrounding Scottish countryside and the Cheviot hills in the distance.
- Max Capacity: 86
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Wedderburn Barns:
A stylish rustic barn venue with stone walls, glazed arches and lots of character.
- View: The barns are set around two pretty courtyards.
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Several of our approved caterers have won national UK awards for their event catering and their businesses. 
Bars & Lounges:
We have a bar in the morning room that is overseen by the caterers. There is also a drinks fridge in the dining kitchen where you can store drinks. 

Tea and coffee is availale in the dining kitchen throughout your stay. 
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