It may seem like the ‘done thing’ to get married at the weekend but, with a range of benefits to tying the knot midweek, why not choose to be unique at Dunglass Estate!
Here are just a few great reasons to get married midweek.
With less competition for your chosen midweek date, you can often save on your budget. So, you can have your dream venue but for a smaller price tag. This means extra budget for styling or even for you to put towards your dream honeymoon. We have a midweek wedding package which lets you have your dream wedding at the stunning Dunglass Estate for a special price.
A midweek wedding can allow much more flexibility. Getting married at the weekend can mean booking up to two years in advance to secure your dream venue. A midweek date gives you more options and can mean you have your wedding day much sooner than you think. We have some limited availability for 2018 midweek weddings so get in touch to secure your big day.
Not only is there more availability for your chosen venue but that photographer or florist you have your heart set on? They’re also more likely to have availability midweek. Plus, they may have exclusive midweek offers that you can take advantage of.
Your guests will love the opportunity to have a break from the norm and take a day off work or from mundane everyday chores to celebrate with you. If they’re travelling from further afield, they could even make a holiday of it! East Lothian is renowned for is stunning scenery, history and hospitality. There’s something for everyone! Plus, Dunglass is just a short journey from Edinburgh, perfect for those guests who prefer a city break.
If this all sounds appealing to you, get in touch to view the Estate and chat with the team. Your dream day may be closer than you think.
A big wedding isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking for a smaller, more intimate wedding then Dunglass is the perfect venue for your special day.
Here are some of our favourite reasons to have an intimate wedding at Dunglass.
Spend quality time with loved ones
Sharing the moment you say ‘I do’ with a select number of loved ones can make it even more special. You’ll also have more time to spend talking to your guests, something they will always remember.
Make a weekend of it
Our intimate weddings all include a two night stay on the stunning Dunglass Estate. Groups of up to 10 will have exclusive use of Dunglass House while larger groups (up to 22 people) will have use of all three properties: Dunglass House, Laundry Cottage and Stable Cottage. So, you can relax with your nearest and dearest ahead of the big day. Not only that, we can provide supper for your arrival night so you don’t have to lift a finger!
Treat your guests
With a smaller number of guests, you can treat them to the very best food, drinks and entertainment, without breaking the bank. How does a three course or even a six course tasting menu using only the finest local ingredients sound for your wedding breakfast? Our award-winning event partner, Hickory, will provide you and your guests with truly outstanding meal.
Money, money, money
An intimate wedding allows you to save or splurge depending on your budget. You’ll save by having a smaller guest list and venue meaning your budget can go towards entertainment for the evening, venue decoration or, could even be put towards a once in a lifetime honeymoon. We have a number of intimate wedding packages available to suit different budgets and can work with you to create the day you’ve always dreamed of.
Dedicated wedding planner
One of our expert wedding planners will help you to plan your day and you’ll have the service of our dedicated team on the day to ensure your big day runs smoothly. From helping to find suppliers to styling advice, our planners have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan every detail.
If this sounds like your dream wedding day, get in touch with our team who can help you turn your dream into a reality.
Intimate wedding packages are available between November and March and midweek throughout the rest of the year.
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Recently engaged herself, our exceptional Sales and Planning Coordinator Fiona Somerville knows what it takes to organize truly inspirational events.
Fiona joined the Hickory team last year, having previously worked in the creative industries. Since beginning her role, Fiona’s artistic talents have been put to the test. Turning her hand to anything Fiona is proud to have influenced innumerable creative directives. Whether she’s been choosing interiors, sorting center pieces, deliberating staff uniforms or reupholstering furniture, Fiona is determined to go over and above to ensure each of her bride’s weddings is unique and meets our award-winning status.
Fiona fell in love with Dunglass Estate early on, and is delighted to be spending most of her time here this summer as dedicated planning coordinator. Never one for being stuck in the office Fiona is elated many of her meetings now occur against an idyllic backdrop and sees this role as the perfect fit.
For those of you yet to meet Fiona, you will have the opportunity at the Wedding Showcase Weekend at Dunglass Estate on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March. We hope to see you there!
Posted by Hickory
Photo courtesy of Murray McMillan Photography.
We can hardly contain our excitement here at Hickory, the exclusive managers of Dunglass Estate weddings and events. We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Dunglass Estate has been awarded the coveted title of Small Venue of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards 2016.
The Drum Scottish Event Awards are the only awards dedicated to recognising and rewarding the very best of Scotland’s events industry. The panel of judges comprised some of the most talented and experienced Events and Hospitality people in the industry. It is a huge honour to win this award and be recognised for such an impressive accolade.
The judges described the venue as a beautiful and traditional historic estate with a wow factor.
The win at the Scottish Event Awards comes on the back of a series of award successes for Hickory. We have been shortlisted for eight industry awards, including The Drum’s Content Marketing Awards for our Botanical Gin Bar at the Royal Highland Show and Best Event Caterer at The Caterer’s Foodservice Catey Awards in London – both of which are UK national awards.
We have also received a commendation in the second category we were shortlisted for at the Scottish Event Awards, The Green Award. As a Gold member of Green Tourism, the world’s largest sustainable certification programme, Hickory prides itself on its commitment to sustainability in all aspects of the business.
Our award success for Dunglass Estate is a huge reflection of the beauty and impact of the estate, and also the hard work and dedication of the Hickory team who deliver excellent service and delicious food time after time.
Find out more about the award-winning Dunglass Estate – Scotland’s Best Small Venue of the Year 2016.
At Dunglass Estate, we do private parties with an elegant twist. Picture relaxing in the luxurious Dunglass House, surrounded by your loved ones raising their glasses to toast you on your happy occasion. It could be anything from a birthday bash to that special anniversary celebration; what doesn’t change is the magic the accommodation on the estate can bring to your special event.
This beautiful house has an impressive drawing room, complete with warming fireplace and a traditional piano. Think of celebrating with live music in the background, if you or one of your guests know how to play, that is! This opens out into a gorgeous dining room, perfect for an intimate sit down dinner or nibbling on some delicious finger food.
The property has all the comforts of home, including Wi-Fi, and offers five generously sized double bedrooms for your guests to spend the night. The master bedroom has en-suite facilities, though there’s also a family bathroom and two modern shower rooms. We’ll happily provide you and your guests with luxury bed linen and soft white fluffy towels, so you can relax and unwind.
The house boasts a wonderfully light south-facing conservatory. It’s a lovely place to relax with family and friends after the events of the night before. Picture indulging in a sumptuous afternoon tea with your nearest and dearest, carrying on the sophisticated celebrations into the next day. Outside, there are stunning gardens and grounds surrounding the Estate. The house has its own terrace with a BBQ which is heavenly in the summer months. There’s a wood-burning stove to keep everyone cosy, which is great to curl up by in the cooler months.
There are also two additional cosy cottages, Laundry Cottage and Stable Cottage, in close proximity on the estate for your guests to stay in. This way, you can have all your friends and family in the one place, celebrating with you and don’t have to leave anyone out.
We can organise for delicious meals, canapés or sharing platters to be dropped off at the house for you and your guests, so you don’t have any of the hassle of nipping out to the supermarket. It really is the most relaxing and indulgent place to have your private party or weekend get-together.
For more information on our private parties, call us now on 01368 830 927 or contact us online.
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At Dunglass Estate, we’re loving the romance of rustic weddings. This isn’t a wedding trend, it’s a whole style devoted to being sweet and creative. With its homely feel and its easy ability to be personalised to suit anyone’s tastes, it’s no wonder we’ve all fallen head over heels in love with it. What better way to make your love blossom and share its growth with those you love around you.
The rustic look is full of gorgeous natural colours and textures. Think wood, barrels, tree logs and candles in hues of brown, cream and green. Picture gorgeous table centrepieces on beautiful slabs of Hickory wood (that we can provide), to make a statement and help you to really share the nature of your romance with your guests.
We love the personalised wooden signs, be them on wooden planks or barrels, with a personalised message or quote for your guests to really capture the moment, whether it’s for a drink station or at the entrance to the stunning 15th Century church before your ceremony. Your guests can even wrap up in cosy blankets laid out on the church pews, so they can share in the warmth of your love for one another while you recite your vows. It’s these little details that make your special big day that little bit more magical and unforgettable.
Welcome your guests with a personalised jam jar signature cocktail, created just for you and your guests by our talented Bar Managers. If you ask us, this is the perfect rustic addition to get everyone in the mood. Continue the celebrations with a delicious Hickory Hog roast, with tender pork that is succulent and just falls off the bone flawlessly. This classic comfort food helps to let the relaxed atmosphere continue throughout your magical wedding celebrations.
In terms of décor, nothing says rustic more than bunting everywhere, decorating a large tree with an interactive photo frame, a tree swing or a touch of sparkle with some fairy lights.
Interested? Contact us to book a consultation with our creative and talented Event Sales and Planning Co-Ordinator.