We have had an incredibly successful and rewarding year at Dunglass and to celebrate another brilliant year at Scotland’s most beautiful estate we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite moments and enhancements that have been introduced to Dunglass over the last year.
Scotland’s Small Venue of the Year 2016
We were absolutely delighted to be crowned the coveted title of Small Venue of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards 2016. The judges who comprised some of the most talented and experienced in the industry, described the venue as ‘a beautiful and traditional historic estate with a wow factor.’
Our award success for Dunglass Estate is a huge reflection of the beauty and impact of the estate, and also the hard work and dedication of the Hickory team who deliver excellent service and delicious food time after time.
Intimate weddings are growing in popularity and there’s nowhere quite like Dunglass to host a smaller celebration with your nearest and dearest. Here at Dunglass we understand that not everyone has their heart set of a big wedding which is why we have the perfect packages that lets you celebrate your love for one another around those who really matter to you, and no one else.
Simplicity. Exclusivity. Gourmet.
Our unique intimate packages are available between October and March, and offer you exclusive use of the estate for two nights. You can go all out and treat your guests to our Gourmet Package with a 6-course tasting Wedding Breakfast – it’s a foodie’s dream!
Stepping stones to our stunning 15th century gothic church
New to the grounds this year were our feature stepping stones. Installed in the middle of February, they run from the house to the road, with a side path leading into the marquee and another to our beautiful 15th Century Gothic Church.
Beautiful pergola structure
Another fabulous feature we’ve added to the exterior of our marquee is the beautiful pergola structure, the perfect entrance to our marquee and stunning backdrop for photo opportunities during your drinks reception.
Build a Bellini Station
New to 2016, our build a Bellini station has gone down an absolute treat with wedding guests. It’s perfect because guests can help themselves and it includes a glass of Prosecco with the choice of fruit, peach puree, elderflower and Chambord to add a dash of something special.
We introduced our beautiful light up LOVE letters this year and they have not disappointed, creating the perfect backdrop for countless photo opportunities.
Hanging photo frames
Our rustic photo frames, hanging from the giant Sycamore tree in front of Dunglass Church have been the feature at many of our 2016 weddings. They are a real talking point and fit perfectly with the feel and picturesque surroundings of Dunglass Estate.
We love to see what our brides and grooms come up with and a popular feature for Dunglass Weddings, especially in the Autumn and Winter months, has been getting everyone to come together for sparklers in the evening. It’s fun for all ages and the ideal time to get everyone together again for one last photo opportunity before everyone succumbs to the dancefloor.
All in all, it’s been a pretty great year for Dunglass Estate. We’re already looking forward to the new year with so many weddings coming up – if you’re one of our lucky 2017 brides and grooms I hope you’re ready for the most unforgettable and memorable weekend of your lives.
Until then, on behalf of everyone at Dunglass Estate, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!