Romantic Wedding Venues


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)


Mid-Week Weddings at Dunglass Estate

If you’re looking to have a relaxed, unique wedding, Dunglass Estate may just be the perfect venue for you. But have you considered having a mid-week wedding? When you have one of Scotland’s most beautiful country estates all to yourselves, your big day should be as enjoyable as soaking in the gorgeous landscape is.

One of the main benefits of a mid-week wedding is not only cost, but you have more options than you think for your chosen date. This means you can have the venue of your dreams much sooner than you think!

Middle of the week weddings are more flexible and relaxing. Choosing a less obvious day of the week can make it even more unique and special for both you and those close to you. Your guests will also love having a mid-week holiday from work to celebrate such a special occasion with both of you.


Our wonderful all-inclusive Midweek Wedding Package for £10,000 gives you:

  • Ceremony for 70 guests
  • Use of our exclusive accommodation – Dunglass House, Stable Cottage and Laundry Cottage – for 2 nights from Tuesday to Thursday
  • Your ceremony in the striking 15-century church*
  • Groom’s reception in the Dunglass Tea Tent
  • Three-course wedding breakfast or gourmet BBQ
  • Drinks and canapé reception
  • 1/2 bottle of wine per person with wedding breakfast
  • An evening buffet of hot filled rolls
  • Offer available for remaining dates 2016-2017 only


There’s no need to wait to celebrate your love, speak to our Event Planning Team now.


* Please note: Both religious and civil ceremonies can be held in Dunglass Church according to the couple’s choice. Civil ceremonies can be held in the marquee at selected times of the year or in the house or conservatory for smaller weddings.


Getting Ready For Wedding Season

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a venue ready for the wedding season? Or how long those stunning marquees take to set up? Well, we are going to share a few behind the scenes secrets with you – about how our marquee is set up and our stunning new feature on our estate.

We start the process of building our luxury marquee in the middle of February (the whole process takes about a month and a half), by washing down the external walls to ensure these are glistening once set up is complete. A week later, the frame is erected and we add the external walls into the frame. Stability and safety are of the up most importance when setting this structure up.

The second week, we focus on fitting the doors, laying the carpet and fitting in the internal walls. During the third week, the focus switches to having power installed, and fitting the bar and dance floor (we couldn’t have a wedding without any of these things!). It now looks like it’s really starting to take shape and you can see it as a blank canvas. We love picturing the magical events that will be held here in the coming months!

Marquee set up floorJust like when you decorate your own home, we add a little character around the marquee – a lick of paint here, and a new pot of flowers there – and the grounds are tended to.. Lastly, any equipment we require is delivered and all of the finishing touches are completed.

The venue is now ready to be decorated for your event. Getting the marquee and grounds ready for the season is a time consuming project, but we enjoy doing it and feel it’s a fantastic feature for your wedding reception.

New to the grounds this year are our feature stepping stones – installed in the middle of February, they run from the house to the road in front of this glorious structure, with a side path leading into the marquee and another to our beautiful 15th Century Gothic Church. They’ll make the perfect photo opportunity!

Stepping Stones BlogTake a look around our unique venue and see for yourself how this could be your dream location at our Easter Weekend Wedding Showcase.

Contact us to book a consultation with our Wedding Event Director:
01368 830 927 |


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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Dramatic, romantic and unlike any other wedding venue…

Dunglass Church is the perfect place to get married. 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. We only have a few dates left for 2015 so hurry!

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