The Abbotsford Trust

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Abbotsford provides the ideal location to exchange your wedding vows in the presence of beloved family and friends in a small intimate daytime event. Followed by an evening reception in Ochiltrees.
Pricing & Costs
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Abbotsford magical and infamous home of Sir Walter Scott, set above the River Tweed, nestled in a secluded spot amidst the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders. This stunning location provides the ideal setting and perfect for you to celebrate your wedding with up to 30 daytime guests. There are number of choices of where to hold your ceremony, from the luxurious Hope Scott Wing wedding suite, to our exquisite gardens or the intimate simplicity of the family chapel. You can then enjoy the splendour of the library, drawing room and picture corridor for an elegant drinks and canape reception. Then moving onto Ochiltrees our stunning contemporary dining room that can host up to 80 guests. Luxury accommodation is at hand in the elegantly furnished Hope Scott Wing, allowing you to prepare for your special day in quiet calm and to end it in lavish comfort.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Susan Thornton
We want to make this beautiful and magical home available for you to celebrate such a special occasion. The Hope Scott Wing over the years has enjoyed may special occasions and is just full of joy. The pleasure with our offer is you can make it what you want depending on your budget. keep it intimate and enjoying the stunning surroundings as they are or if you have themes in mind work with a wedding planner to add to this splendour.


No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Abbotsford, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9BQ, Scotland

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Edinburgh (50 miles)

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Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There is no where more special that Abbotsford in the sunshine. One of our lovely couples were lucky enough to bring the weather with them and marry amidst our beautiful tulip festival. There relaxed and informal day really suited the couple and allowed them to feel like they were getting married in their own home.

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

Don't panic! Yes, there are many things to think about but everything comes together in the end.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A wedding of a keen fisherman and golfer, they subtly added their hobbies to their wedding. From canapes served with golf balls, to cheese served on a small wooden boat they captured their personalities in their food and decoration.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Intimate Luxury Peaceful Elegant Stunning

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our beautifully manicured gardens proven popular with couples, however, if you are looking for something a little different, we have opened up our woodlands with breathtaking views over the river tweed

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of our canapes are outstanding but my personal favorite has to be Roast beef and caramelised onion choux buns

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Once the sun has set on your perfect day, couples love to cozy up next to the roaring fire in our luxury accommodation and have a lovely moment to themselves.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The whole setting is most definitely the most unique feature, Sir Walter Scott created something which is truly unique. Special arrangements can be made to have photos in Sir Walter Scott's Library. Completed in 1824 and, to many, the most iconic room at Abbotsford, Scott’s magnificent library.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of our accommodation, it is so unique and and kept to such high standards by our housekeeping team.