Food and Drink

19
Jul

Drinks Receptions at Dunglass Estate

It’s your wedding day so it should be everything you’ve ever dreamt of. Why not make it extra special with some wonderful little surprises for your guests and the bridal party;

A Bride’s Reception

To make sure you capture every second of your fairy tale wedding, get all the bridal party together for some delectable pre-wedding snacks before the ceremony. We can bring you a selection of mini croissants and finger sandwiches, seasonal fruit platters and sweet treats to tantalise your taste buds and relax you before you say “I Do” in the stunning 15th Century Church. It’s the perfect start to the perfect day, living out every girl’s wedding fantasy.

A Groom’s Reception

Have you thought about having a groom’s reception? The groom can welcome both your guests in a classy, stylish way with a delicious pre-wedding drink. This is a great way to start as you mean to go on and share the excitement of the bride’s grand entrance with your guests. We can provide each of your guests with a glass of wine or beer, prior to the ceremony either in the marquee or in the gorgeous grounds of Dunglass Estate.

Signature Cocktails

Whether you choose to have a Bride’s Reception, a Groom’s Reception or both, you could surprise everyone with some delicious signature drinks. If the bride’s favourite tipple is a mojito, why not have one while getting ready for the big day with the rest of the bridal party? If the groom is really into margaritas, serve them to your loved ones too. Your guests will love being pleasantly surprised by these little personal touches.

A DIY Bellini Bar

If your guests love being hands on, then they’ll love a pop up bar during your drinks reception, especially for making their own Bellini. Create your own sparkling beverage with a selection of handmade syrups to choose from (lovingly made by our talented Bar Managers) and fresh fruit garnishes. It sounds delicious, if you ask us.

If you’d like to know more about what we can bring to your big day at Dunglass Estate, please get in touch with us.

(Posted by Hickory)

13
Jul

Fabulous Food for your Wedding Weekend

We associate certain foods with certain occasions, so when we sink our teeth into them, it can bring back memories we hold dear to our hearts. Hickory, the exclusive caterer at Dunglass Estate, have come up with some great foodie features to make your wedding weekend extra memorable:

Friday BBQ

Start as you mean to go on, with a delicious BBQ at the luxurious Dunglass House. Served between 5 and 7pm, you and your guests can tuck into handmade succulent beef burgers, mixed bean burgers, jacket potatoes and sour cream, apple coleslaw and a salad of mixed green leaves, ranch dressing and white balsamic vinaigrette.

Friday 2 or 3 Course Dinner

If you’d rather have a sit-down dinner on arrival at the estate, we’ve a gorgeous selection to choose from, with our menus focused around fresh, local produce. Focusing on good ingredients means the taste is incomparable, and it’ll be a meal that will definitely add a special touch to your magical wedding weekend.

Bride’s Reception

For the big day itself, why not calm your pre-wedding nerves with some delicious food to nibble on while getting ready with the rest of the bridal party? We can bring you a selection of mini croissants and finger sandwiches, seasonal fruit platters and sweet treats to tantalise your taste buds and relax you before you make your grand entrance at the stunning 15th Century Gothic Church.

Sunday Brunch

After the initial wedding celebrations are over, get together with your loved ones and share an incredible Sunday brunch. Enjoy breakfast frittatas and pancakes with bacon, maple syrup, fruit and nut granola. This is all topped off with a seasonal fresh fruit platter and a selection of pastries and muffins.

Prosecco Afternoon Tea

Finish your wedding weekend with a touch of class, with our prosecco afternoon tea. We’ve got a delicious range of finger sandwiches to choose from including ham, cucumber, egg mayonnaise and salmon options. Then enjoy scones with fruit jam and clotted cream, fresh fruit tarts and a medley of classic Fresh macaroons. Topped off with a glass of fizz, this is sure to end your weekend on a high note.

Hickory can also provide a selection of delicious drinks alongside these packages. We can also create food experiences for your weekend that will make your stay at Dunglass estate a memorable one. For more information, please contact us.

(Posted by Hickory)

9
Jun

Fabulous Drinks Receptions at Dunglass Estate

 

The drinks reception at your Dunglass Estate wedding is a great opportunity for you to chat and share the loving atmosphere with your nearest and dearest. There’s lots of wonderful ways to really make this an unforgettable occasion, and add some little personalised touches to your drinks reception.

Interactive decor

There’s nothing quite like having things for your guests to interact with. In this day and age of camera phones and social media, people love when they’ve lots of things to document, share and take photographs of! How about including a hanging personalised frame with your wedding date and hashtag on it? Or a perfectly pretty swing hanging from the massive tree outside the church, looking out to the beautiful North Sea.

Darling drinks tents

We’ve seen prosecco and tea tents in the past, which have been thoroughly enjoyed by all attending guests and wedding parties. It’s all about creating a talking point for your guests to enjoy and soak in, as well as putting a personal stamp on your big day. How about tents of your favourite drinks, a specific kind of alcohol (e.g. gin) or even a signature cocktail? The options are endless.

Inspiring indoors

Inside our gorgeous marquee, your drinks reception can be equally as magical as an outdoor drinks reception. We’ve a sweet haven for your guests to enjoy, in the form of our candy cart. Besides, who doesn’t like indulging in a sugary treat or two?

Magnificent music

The incredible 15th century church at Dunglass Estate is not only beautiful and atmospheric, it’s also kitted out with a top of the line PA system. This means you can play those songs that have a deep meaning and special connection to you both and help create the right atmosphere for you and your guests.

Hickory are here to make your dream wedding come to life. Get in touch with our talented wedding planners now to discuss your big day.

(Posted by Hickory)

9
Jun

Enchanting Extras for your Big Day

Dunglass Estate weddings are exquisite, unforgettable occasions. To really make it a day to remember, we’ve come up with some luxurious extras to really enhance your magical big day.

Have you thought about having a groom’s reception? The groom can calm his nerves before the ceremony by welcoming your guests in a classy, stylish manner with a delicious pre-wedding drink. This is a truly wonderful way to start as you mean to go on and share the excitement and those butterflies in your stomach with your guests. Everyone can also share in the anticipation of the bride’s grand entrance!

To make sure you capture every second of your fairy tale wedding, get all the girls together for some delectable pre-wedding snacks before the ceremony. While pampering and getting ready for living every little girls’ dream, you can enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, homemade croissants or incredibly tasty sweet treats.

If you want to stay in the wedding bubble a bit longer and soak up all the love in the air, extend your stay and book an extra night in the ultra-luxe Dunglass House, or chic and cosy Stable Cottage and Laundry Cottage. This a great opportunity to make the most of everyone being close and spending quality time together. Time spent with your nearest and dearest is valuable and precious. It in itself creates magnificent memories.

Are you interested in booking one of these splendid extras for your big day? Get in touch with our expert wedding planners now.

(Posted by Hickory)

1
Jun

Fabulous Food at Dunglass Estate

Having a wedding at Dunglass Estate isn’t a one day event, it’s a once in a lifetime experience lasting a few days. To really enhance your stay on the gorgeous estate and ensure your time here is unforgettable, we’ve created some enhancements we think you’ll love.

Start your celebrations as you mean to go on with our incredibly delicious BBQ with a Hickory twist. This indulgence is guaranteed to go down a treat with your loved ones, and certainly get them in the mood for celebrating your upcoming nuptials. With hot and cold delicacies to tuck into, there’s sure to be something to please everyone.

Or you could enjoy an incredible 2 course dinner upon your arrival at Dunglass Estate, from our impressive bespoke menu. What better way to begin your celebrations in style and with a touch of class? With the delicious meal and the excellent, attentive service from our fabulous front of house team, you can be sure you and your guests will have a truly unforgettable start to such an important occasion.

We also offer a luxurious 3 course dining experience, to share with your nearest and dearest when you arrive on the estate. We firmly believe this would help you relax and unwind, ready for the celebrations of the weekend ahead with sensational food, top-notch drinks and exceptional service from our talented staff.

These options are all available to you for a minimum of 22 guests. For package enhancement details, please get in touch with our sales & event planning team.

(Posted by Hickory)

10
Dec

Hickory’s East Lothian Menu

All the menus for Dunglass events are created by Hickory – a leading, award-winning, independent catering and events company with a clear recipe for success: creative and innovative food cooked with flair and passion, paired with perfect wines and exemplar service by their fantastic team.

Hickory’s Head and Development Chefs devise seasonally-changing menus packed with dazzling flavours, phenomenal presentation and the occasional playful touch. As active members of Scotland Food and Drink and East Lothian Food and Drink, they have even created a special East Lothian Menu to celebrate the fantastic local larder of our coastal region, using the freshest local ingredients.

This mouthwatering menu features the best of our local suppliers, from JK Thomson salmon to Ballencrieff pork – even the vegetables are from Knowes Farm in Dunbar. Scottish drinks also get a mention, with Thistly Cross providing a delicious marinade and Glenkinchie whisky giving the desserts something special.

Would you like Hickory to create a game-changing menu for your event or special occasion? Contact them here.

Download the East Lothian menu

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