Weddings

30
Nov

Be unique with a midweek Dunglass wedding

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.

Budget

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.

Timing

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.

Supplier Availability

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.

Mini Breaks

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.

20
Nov

Why opt for an intimate wedding at Dunglass?

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.

(Posted by Hickory)

14
Jul

Dunglass Estate provides the backdrop to your romantic dream wedding package

As a recently engaged couple, wedding planning can feel like a daunting task from venue hunting to table cards, seating plans and not to mention the dress. However, all you need to do is close your eyes, take a deep breath of fresh East Lothian sea air and gather your thoughts. If you think back to your dream wedding that you’ve been picturing since you were a child, you’ll see a big open green space leading up to a historic church. Your guests will be gleaming in the romantic setting as you arrive for the ceremony, which will be perfect, along with the celebration afterwards on a beautiful Scottish country Estate.

The truth is that most of us have already planned our wedding. We know exactly what we want and how it will run from start to finish. Together with your partner, you have a detailed itinerary ready to roll to celebrate the best day of your life and start your marriage journey together. Therefore, the next step is to make your dream wedding achievable.

Dunglass Estate is a picture-perfect venue in East Lothian that merges your plans with a beautiful church, grounds and cosy accommodation. The popular venue is available to book exclusively so you can ensure a private event that’s extra special for your friends and family with a dedicated team to run your special day and take care of everything.

Securing your date is a challenge for many couples so it’s best to make enquiries as soon as possible, regardless of the season. Weddings are a beautiful occasion at any time of the year, but we have a great Spring Offer wedding package available now. A glorious time to get married amongst blossoming flowers and to start a new beginning together.

Dunglass is also ideal for an intimate wedding and therefore we are offering an Intimate Wedding Package. A small, simpler celebration may be just what you need for your perfect day and this is a great option for Winter Weddings on a budget. Read more….

Alternatively, you could take advantage of our Midweek Offer. This gives you the opportunity to have your dream venue sooner than you think with more available dates. The relaxed setting and all-inclusive package could be ideal for you and your party. Read more…

Whatever your plans for your dream wedding, Dunglass will do their best to accommodate you and our talented team will guide you through the process. We take pride in a personal touch to tailor your day to your requirements.

Get in touch today and book a friendly consultation.

 

Dunglass Estate

13
Mar

Say Hi to Fiona!

Fiona Sommerville – Dunglass Estate Sales and Planning Coordinator, Hickory

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

28
Jul

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue

It’s your big day, and you want everything to be perfect. You want your guests to be comfortable, happy and well fed, you want everything to look fabulous, and you want the proceedings to run like clockwork. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is where to hold your special event. We’re here with a helping hand, so take a look at our guide to choosing the perfect venue:

Originality

You want your wedding venue to stand out, and to be memorable for you and all your guests. Many couples want their venue to have a sense of history and character, which makes for a great talking point. This also gives your wedding a great sense of atmosphere, as well as unique and beautiful photographs. Our 15th century gothic church, with its ruined entrance, is the perfect example of a unique venue.

Location

We understand you’re most likely to choose a venue for its visual appeal, however, there are a few other factors to consider. Can your wedding and reception be held in the same place? Is transport convenient for you and your guests? Is there the opportunity for a Plan B if proceedings are affected by the weather? Is there accommodation nearby for guests who have travelled the distance?

Your wedding and reception can be held at Dunglass Estate, in our marquee during the warmer months or a close-knit celebration in the luxurious Dunglass House. We can accommodate 31 guests within a close proximity and help you to organise a bus either locally or into Edinburgh.

Practicality

Your wedding should be a romantic, magical day, but considering a few practical factors will make everything run smoothly. To do this, you need to consider what’s important to you – do you need enough space for a sit down meal for 150? Or is it intimate enough for a small party of 20? Is there a well-stocked bar serving drinks at reasonable prices? Dunglass Estate can accommodate both small celebrations of 22 guests, to larger parties of up to 250 for evening marquee receptions. Have a chat with our Wedding Planner to organise your dream wedding..

Catering

Whether you’re going for a traditional dinner or having a hot finger buffet, getting the best caterer is essential. This will allow you to create a personalised menu that reflects your tastes and prevents the rumbling of stomachs! For example, Hickory can create a bespoke menu, using the best seasonal and local produce around, suited perfectly to your taste and theme.

Value

Value can mean making your money stretch further, or paying that little bit extra for spectacular scenery or a particularly memorable location. Make sure you ask all of the right questions when discussing this with your wedding planner – getting the right answers will give you the chance to make decisions suited to you, your partner and your budget. We’ve a range of wedding offers to suit all tastes and budgets. Have a chat with our talented and experienced Wedding Planners about your big day.

Are you thinking of having a magical Dunglass Estate wedding? Discuss all these options with our Wedding Planner.

Posted by Hickory.

1
Jul

2016 Bridal Trends & Dunglass Estate

There’s so many wedding trends for 2016 and our fabulous couples have been getting creative with a range of little personal touches. We’ve hand-picked four of our favourites to share with you.

Backless dresses

Backless gowns have been spotted all over the bridal catwalks this year, replacing the ever-popular strapless numbers. Showing your back is incredibly sensual, yet demure enough to be church appropriate.

Intimate weddings

There’s something about Dunglass Estate that makes it perfect for intimate weddings. Whether it’s the romantic church or the luxurious grounds, 2016 has seen a rise in smaller celebrations. We can do this at Dunglass Estate with intimate ceremonies in the stunning ruined church, and cosy wedding breakfasts in the house, as part of our Intimate Wedding Package.

Contemporary dining

An increasing number of couples are going either for traditional Scottish cuisine, or choosing menus that reflect their family’s heritage. As active members of Scotland Food and Drink and East Lothian Food and Drink. Hickory the catering company that manage the events at Dunglass are committed to providing seasonal, local food, and have even created a special East Lothian Menu to celebrate the fantastic local larder of our coastal region.

Woodland Theme

Woodland-themed florals and décor have been hugely popular for 2016. Think all natural, dense greenery, sticks and foliage. We can display your centrepieces displayed beautifully on wood slices to give a real woodland feel to your décor too.

For more wedding advice and any enquiries, feel free to contact our talented wedding team.

(Posted by Hickory)

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