£4750 - £11000 for Venue Hire
Up to 60
26 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
Duns Castle is a breathtaking venue on the Scottish borders that transports the bride and groom through history.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,750
Maximum Price
£11,000

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£60
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
60
Reception Capacity
60
No. of Bedrooms
26
Sleeps No. of People
53
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Full Description
Duns Castle, dating from the 14th Century, is an idyllic Scottish venue for a fairy-tale castle wedding, where every booking of the Castle is given exclusive use. The 1700-acre estate boasts its own nature reserve complemented by extensive forest trails, bespoke outdoor activities and cultural experiences. Family owned since 1696, the property has stunningly beautiful public rooms, 12 unique bedrooms and 5 holiday cottages (all within easy walking distance of the castle), providing on-site accommodation for up to 46 guests. The castle can comfortably seat 60 for dinner and welcome 100 for cocktails while the extensive lawns offer numerous possibilities for marquees and larger events. Your day is our priority and what is important to you is important to us. Here at Duns Castle, every wedding is unique and we are here to support and advise you along the way so that every aspect of the occasion meets with your vision, your needs and your expectations. As you will discover when you visit us for the first time, Duns Castle Estate is a haven of timeless beauty and tranquility, at one with nature and blessed with stunning backdrops for the ceremony, for the celebration and for the photographs that you will treasure throughout your lives. Furthermore, the ability to accommodate up to 56 guests on the estate creates almost a village atmosphere. It is perhaps not surprising the castle recently starred in a global campaign linked to Disney's Beauty and the Beast and has provided the location for numerous feature films. Duns is also a hugely symbolic wedding venue, for were it not for the Covenanters who amassed their Scottish forces here in 1639, Scotland may not have retained her freedom of worship. Here we welcome all faiths and are licensed for both civil and religious ceremonies. Some couples prefer to be married in the castle, overlooking the nature reserve, while others choose to be married on the lawn or by the water’s edge with the castle as the backdrop. The choice

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Andrea
I am here to answer you very personally and continue your queries and thoughts through the planning stage to that all important summary of your amazing day so that your dreams come true!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1990
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(1)
Mr&Mrs Ash
Married in July 2017
November 2017
Not just a pretty picture
Perfect Wedding! The most beautiful setting you could imagine for your big day. We had to plan it long distance and Jonathan and Natalie were the best people to do so. They've organised everything for us, so we didn't have to worry about small things. They were very involved and helpful all the way through, even on our big day. We had a small party for 50 people and it was just perfect. All of our guests stayed with us in a Castle and cottages on the grounds. Jonathan helped us to organise all the activities for the day before, like archery and croquet. And as a surprise we were offered to plant our tree on the day. Which we did. And it was such a nice touch. Duns Castle is not just beautiful, but truly unique experience. We can't wait to go back there to celebrate our anniversary as it is a part of our family now, not just a remarkable venue.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Duns Castle Duns Berwickshire TD11 3NW, Duns, Scottish Borders, TD11 3NW, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

DUNS

Nearest Motorway & Junction

AI Grantshouse

Nearest Train Station

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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Press & Awards
(2)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Historic Houses Association (member)

Industry Awards (1)

Shortlisted for Romantic Venue of the Year at the 4th Scottish Weddings Awards
FAQ
(8)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The most unusual one was the bride arriving up the aisle on a Harley Davidson driven by her father ( outside of course!)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Let us take the burden of helping you draw all your details logistics and timing together!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Timeless beautiful comfortable welcoming happy

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

At the lakeside looking over the water to the castle

What’s your favourite canapé?

Haggis bonbons

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Going to bed!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's a REAL castle! Owned by the same family since 1696.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our 24 hour care