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The Abbotsford Trust

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Up to 120
7 Bedrooms
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As a mansion which continues to hold the admiration of many a celebrated guest, Abbotsford provides the ideal location to exchange your wedding vows in the presence of beloved family and friends.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
7
Sleeps No. of People
14
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
02:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Full Description
Sir Walter Scott’s Library – Maximum capacity 70 guests including bridal party Completed in 1824 and, to many, the most iconic room at Abbotsford, Scott’s magnificent library borrows elements from Rosslyn Chapel and adds the author’s flair for the unique to create a truly memorable space for your ceremony. You will exchange your vows in this edifice to the written word, which is home to Scott’s personal collection of over 7,000 volumes, and has stunning views over the River Tweed. Chinese Drawing Room – Maximum capacity 30 guests including bridal party If the library was Scott’s domain, then the drawing room belonged to his beloved wife, Charlotte. Over the generations, this room has resounded with music and laughter in equal measure, and shares the wonderful Tweed views with the library. The exquisite Cantonese wallpaper that gives this room its name depicts the Five Blessings of Health, Luck, Happiness, Long-Life, and Wealth, providing a truly felicitous backdrop to your ceremony. The Family Chapel – Maximum capacity 40 guests including bridal party For those seeking a Catholic ceremony, the simple intimacy of our historic family chapel provides the perfect setting for your special day. Built for Charlotte and James Hope Scott in 1855, it was used for private worship by the family as recently as 2004. It is still used to celebrate mass today. The Gardens For an outdoor wedding, nowhere is more romantic than Abbotsford’s immaculate gardens. Conceived during the Regency period and designed as ‘outdoor rooms’, the gardens offer a tranquil and beautiful space for you to exchange your vows amidst the scent of flowers and the soft buzzing of the occasional bee, all overlooked by Abbotsford’s iconic East façade.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dizzy White
Allow Abbotsford to add a dusting of magic to your special day. We cater for weddings both grand and intimate, but no matter what your ideas for your wedding we are here to help you every step of the way.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
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Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Edinburgh (50 miles)

Nearest Town

Melrose

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Tweddbank

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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 Hope Scott Wing accommodation and have a lovely moment to themselves.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Completed in 1824 and, to many, the most iconic room at Abbotsford, Scott’s magnificent library borrows elements from Rosslyn Chapel and adds the author’s flair for the unique to create a truly memorable space for your ceremony. You will exchange your vows in this edifice to the written word, which is home to Scott’s personal collection of over 7,000 volumes, and has stunning views over the River Tweed.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are a dedicated and attentive team that allows every couple a highly persoanlised experience.