Gothic Church wedding


Make the Most of Your Stay at Dunglass Estate

We want to make sure that your stay with us for your wedding at Dunglass Estate is a memorable one. To make all your wildest dreams come true, we’re introducing some additional packages we think you’ll fall head over heels in love with for 2016.

Enhance your stay with an early check-in and make the most of your time on the picturesque estate. Why not get an early check-in and have the estate all to yourselves before 12pm, or if you book a luxurious prosecco afternoon tea for your party in advance, you can get the early check-in for a reduced price. Time is precious and every moment matters when you’re creating lasting memories.

Our prosecco afternoon tea – created by our talented Head and Development chefs – could rival any chic hotel. What better way to start your time at Dunglass Estate than a treat of handmade finger sandwiches and a medley of French macaroons, among other delectable sweet treats. If you ask us, it’s the perfect sweet start to a magical weekend.

Feeling exhausted after all the celebrations? Book a late check- out with us so you can really relax and unwind after the wonderful wedding celebrations the day before. This late check-out is complimentary when you book a Sunday brunch with us in advance. For a minimum of 22 guests, you can indulge in delectable spinach and smoked salmon muffins or a selection of delicious traditional homemade pastries. What a great way to finish off a fabulous weekend away.

Our talented and experienced event planners can organise any other entertainment and experiences for you and your guests, just contact us to arrange a consultation.

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Let Your Wedding Blossom This Spring

Picture it now, the flowers of spring are beginning to bloom and your guests are all piling into the gorgeous 15th Century Church at Dunglass Estate, ready to share in the celebration of your love for one another. What better time to celebrate a new chapter in your lives together than in Spring?

Our wonderful Spring Wedding Package allows you 2 nights stay at the ultra-luxe Dunglass House overlooking the stunning, grounds of the estate for 10 guests, along with exclusive use of the Estate and the grounds.  Here you can get ready with your bridal party and family, with butterflies in your stomach for the big day ahead. It’s then only a short stroll from here to the incredible ruined Gothic Church, where your guests will be waiting in adoration to see you both tie the knot.

You can both then mingle at your drinks reception with 1 glass of fizz per guest, either outside on the stunning grounds with incredible views out to the sea or indoors in our stunning marquee, where dinner will be served and the evening celebrations can begin! We’ll give you and your guests a glass of fizz for the toasts and 2 glasses of selected wine with your delicious dinner.

This all-inclusive offer is available for selected dates in April and May 2017, based on 80 guests. This package for spring weddings for just £9,750 and also includes a tasty 3-course wedding breakfast the morning after.

Like the sound of a magical Dunglass Spring wedding? Contact us to book a consultation with our experienced event planners.

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Intimate Weddings at Dunglass Estate

A big wedding isn’t what everyone dreams of for their big day. If you want a smaller celebration with just your family, friends and loved ones, our Intimate Wedding Package may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Picture it now: a candle-lit ceremony surrounded by just those closest to you, sharing the moment you take your vows. We understand that the smallest weddings are just as magical as any grand affair. It’s all about making your dream day come to life.

Both religious and civil ceremonies can be held in Dunglass Church according to the couple’s choice, or you can choose to have your ceremony in the picturesque Dunglass House.


For up to 22 of your loved ones and prices starting at £4,995 you’ll enjoy:

  • Intimate wedding ceremony in the stunning 15th-century church*
  • Exclusive use of Dunglass House for two nights
  • Use of Laundry Cottage and Stable Cottage for two nights for larger parties
  • Drinks and canapé reception in lounge
  • 3-course wedding breakfast
  • 1 glass of prosecco for drinks reception
  • 1 glass of prosecco for the toast
  • ½ bottle house wine with dinner
  • Dedicated team of staff to run your day**
  • Crockery, cutlery and glassware
  • Evening buffet of hot filled rolls


This extra special package is available between October and March and includes exclusive use of the accommodation on the Estate for two nights. Larger groups (of up to 22 people) will have exclusive use of all three Estate properties: Dunglass House, Laundry Cottage and Stable Cottage – while groups of up to 10 will have exclusive use of the stunning Dunglass House.

If you’re interested in having your wedding on the estate, please contact our Event Planning team.



* Humanist Ceremony only and additional charge for Celebrant

** Event Manager will be present for 8 hours (estimated 2pm – 10pm)

Wine upgrades/additions can be arranged on request (charges will apply)


Stone roses – how to decorate a 15th century church

That moment when guests begin to arrive at the church and step inside is always an exciting one: it’s when everything begins – with that atmosphere of happy anticipation. And at Dunglass Estate, that moment can be particularly dramatic, because our church dates from the 1400s and in its semi-ruined state is the most romantic of backdrops. Combine the faded carvings and beautifully coloured stone with the softness of flowers and even fabrics, and you get a remarkable and utterly unique effect which can mesmerise guests as they wait for the big entrance.

Unusually, we allow brides and grooms pretty much a free rein when it comes to adding their own style to the church; some places can be very strict but although the building is precious (and looked after by Historic Scotland), within reason you can allow your imagination to roam. We’ve seen dark red rose petals scattered on a rustic hessian aisle runner; masses of candles in storm lanterns clustered around the altar; end chairs or pew ends decorated with little bunches of wild flowers tethered with raffia.

For the ambitious, you can hang muslin or tulle to create a draped, tented ceiling effect, or use vintage rugs and bold blooms for a striking look. Dunglass Church is your plain but beautiful canvas to do with as you wish; or leave the ancient stone to speak for itself and make  the bride and wedding party the main attraction.

The church aisle in the sun

The church aisle in the sun


Unusual wedding venue close to Edinburgh

If stunning ocean views and a ruined Gothic church is your style, then consider Dunglass Estate, a most unusual wedding venue. It was the “most romantic” place that poet Robert Burns ever saw, and that romance lives on amidst the seclusion of Dunglass Estate.

Despite the remote feeling, Dunglass is close to Edinburgh and benefits from superb road and rail links. Additionally, both Edinburgh and Newcastle Airports are within easy reach.

Set in the heart of the Estate, the 15th-century Gothic church is one of the finest examples of its period and design in Scotland. It is cared for by Historic Scotland and is one of East Lothian’s most popular visitor attractions.

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Your Wedding in a 15th-Century Gothic Church

Just imagine getting married here! Dramatic, romantic and unlike any other venue, our 15th-century Gothic church is one of the finest examples of its period and design in Scotland.
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