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:
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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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-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.
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A wedding at Dunglass Estate isn’t just a day to remember, it’s a weekend to remember. Here’s some ideas on how to really enjoy your time at Dunglass Estate, to make your fairy tale wedding become a reality.
Start your weekend off with a classy prosecco afternoon tea. What better way to welcome your guests than with a glass of fizz and some homemade indulgent finger food? You can explore the grounds and see the glorious scenery that surrounding your accommodation at Dunglass house. Afterwards, make yourself at home in this warm and welcoming house surrounded by your nearest and dearest.
Fill your day with a trip to the local town, Dunbar, where there’s enough to do to please everyone. Did you know Dunbar is home to a world class golf course? Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, it’ll always be a fun experience when you’re with your loved ones. You could also head down and see the fantastic sandy beaches by the coastline or go on a woodland walk and look for all the different wildlife that reside in the area. Finish your day with a BBQ on the terrace at Dunglass house. What a perfect way to bring family and friends together after a day of exploring.
You can choose to start your wedding day in style with a bride’s reception and nibble on some pre-ceremony snacks while getting ready. While the bride and bridesmaids are busy preparing themselves, the groom can host a groom’s reception and enjoy some drinks when welcoming your guests, in anticipation of the bride’s arrival. The ceremony then takes place in the beautifully historic Dunglass church. After the bride and groom say “I do”, everyone can enjoy drinks outside or in the luxury marquee – which includes a stage, dance floor and even sofas – and let the celebrations of love carry on until the small hours.
Enhance your last day at Dunglass Estate with a tasty Sunday brunch, before the guests head home with loving thoughts towards a truly memorable weekend. There’s an option for you to have a late checkout, so you can spend some more time together. Nobody wants to have to rush off home after such an incredible couple of days.
If you’re interested in a weekend like this for your special day, get in touch with us.
This blog post was written by Eilidh Mutch, on work experience at Hickory.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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Autumn is a truly magnificent time of year to fall for, especially at Dunglass Estate. While the trees are starting to lose their leaves, you’ve got great things to look forward to, like saying your vows in the stunning gothic 15th century church and celebrating surrounded by your loved ones.
One reason we love autumn, is the gorgeous fall colours that come with the season. Think deep reds, oranges, yellows, and all kinds of shades of brown. The warmth of these colours can help fill the air with the love you both have for one another and create a truly romantic atmosphere on your big day. Autumn is the best time of year to take hold of all these vibrant colours and just run with them – picture your bridesmaids’ dresses, those stunning floral centrepieces and feature florals in an autumnal palette decorating the church.
Autumn wedding pictures are also some of the most stunning, just have a look at this inspirational board on our Pinterest. Who wouldn’t want those stunning fallen leaves as a background in their wedding photos? You can also decorate the venue with pumpkins and acorns, and really embrace the nature of the season.
Another great thing about autumn weddings is the slightly cooler weather. Britain’s weather can often be unpredictable, but we usually have beautiful bright, clear, dry days in autumn. Nothing beats the feel and smell of the cool autumn air. And if guests are cold in the church, we’ll make sure they keep warm by providing cosy woollen blankets for them to wrap up in. We’ll even provide hot water bottles too, to make sure everyone is toasty and warm.
We’ve got two dates left in 2016 – 15th and 22nd October – which would be perfect for your dream autumn marquee wedding, and we’ve a great discounted offer on for this too. What are you waiting for? Book your wedding appointment with us now.
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