Wedderburn Castle

Self Catering

Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3LT

    This exceptional private castle, built in 1770 to a design by renowned Scottish architect Robert Adam, provides the perfect venue for exclusive house parties, memorable private celebrations, weddings and corporate events.

    The Property

    The five impressive reception rooms of Wedderburn Castle are beautifully-proportioned and offer an elegant backdrop for special occasions whilst retaining the charm and welcoming feel of a private home.  Guests arrive into the Stair Hall and are greeted by the fabulous stone staircase sweeping gracefully up to the Minstrel's Gallery, an impressive 100 foot long vaulted space dotted with Persian rugs and antiques.

    At the heart of the interconnecting reception rooms is the magnificent drawing room with vast log fire, sumptuous sofas and double height windows offering fabulous views over parkland to the hills beyond. Adjoining the drawing room is the impressive dining room with beautiful William IV furnishings, magnificent marble chimneypiece and long oak table seating up to 27. Up to 48 guests can be seated in the dining room with additional tables set out around the room.

    The spectacular ballroom graced with marbled columns and crystal chandeliers is an outstanding venue for formal banquets, drinks receptions and dances. The ballroom can accommodate up to 92 guests seated for formal dining or theatre style for weddings or corporate events. Beautifully-restored barns in the grounds will also provide space for up to 150 guests.

    Each of the 12 bedrooms at Wedderburn has its own individual charm ranging in style from grand state rooms to pretty country house chic to the classic ‘Glorious 12th bedroom' adorned with Home tartan. Each room oozes charm and character with luxury fabrics and fabulous antique items which date back to the 1770s including two original Chippendale beds.

    Each bedroom has its own bath or shower room including four feature bathrooms in the octagonal castle turrets. Each one is individually designed ranging from sleek limestone-clad shower rooms to a pretty bathroom with original roll top bath and original William Morris wallpaper from 1898. 

    House parties and special occasions

    Wedderburn Castle is a unique venue for exclusive house parties offering ample entertaining space and accommodation for up to 26 guests in 12 bedrooms. For a completely hassle-free stay, the castle is fully serviced including a professional chef, housekeeping team and butler offering the standard of service one would expect from a 5 star boutique hotel with complete privacy and at a fraction of the cost. Wedderburn's team are on hand to ensure you get the best from your stay and a dedicated events manager is on hand to ensure that your special occasion goes without a hitch.

    On site entertainment can be arranged including clay shooting, falconry, croquet, quad biking, or your own mini-Highland Games. There is also 4 x 4 driving and internationally-renowned fishing, shooting and golf nearby. Evening entertainment can also be arranged including billiards, a casino night, ceilidh dances, bagpipe lessons and wine and whisky tastings.

    Weddings

    Wedderburn Castle is an outstanding venue for weddings from 2 to 92 guests, and beautifully restored barns in the grounds will provide space for weddings of up to 150 guests. Civil, Church of Scotland and humanist ceremonies can be held on the castle lawns if the weather is fine, in one of the magnificent reception rooms - the ballroom, drawing room and stair hall are popular choices - or a local church. Wedderburn offers superb flexibility for receptions and a dedicated events manager is on hand to assist with the planning of the wedding and on the day itself. A range of activities nearby can be arranged for the morning of the wedding including clay shooting or croquet in the castle grounds, or golf and 4 x 4 driving nearby. 

    Corporate events

    Wedderburn is a superb, discreet, peaceful venue for corporate events. The charming, peaceful surroundings and large reception rooms lend themselves to conferences and team building and training events for up to 92 guests. A range of activities can be arranged on site including clay shooting, falconry, croquet, quad biking or your own mini-Highland Games. There is also 4 x 4 driving and internationally-renowned fishing, shooting and golf nearby. Evening entertainment can also be arranged including billiards, whisky and wine tastings and a casino.

    Wedderburn also offers the very high standard of service, privacy and peace and quiet required for exclusive corporate strategy events and board level hospitality. Wifi and conferencing facilities are available.

    Catering

    Wedderburn has a dedicated catering team. Head chef Barry Plummer uses local, seasonal produce where possible and will work with guests to create bespoke menus for any occasion from a relaxed courtyard barbecue to a formal banquet. Guests are welcome to order their own champagne, wine, beer and spirits or the castle offer a drinks-inclusive catering package. Catering and drinks waiters together with all requisite tableware, flatware, crystal and linen will be arranged on your behalf.

    Gardens and grounds

    Wedderburn Castle sits within 80 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland providing the perfect venue for events, drinks receptions, and wedding ceremonies.

    Wireless broadband and mobile telephone reception

    There is wifi at the castle. Due to the size of the property and the thickness of the walls, the signal does not extend throughout the castle. There is mobile reception on most networks in the castle and grounds.

    Facilities for young children

    Wedderburn Castle is well set up for guests with young children. Cots and high chairs are available along with a moses basket, pushchair, bouncy chair, baby bath, potty and trainer seat. These must be requested in advance. Baby sitting can also be arranged with prior notice.

    Smoking

    Please note that Wedderburn has a strict no smoking policy.

    Pets

    Regretfully Wedderburn Castle is not suitable for pets. Pets can be accommodated in the cottages in the castle grounds.

    Additional accommodation

    Four cottages sleeping up to an additional 16 guests are available on the estate for additional guests or as staff accommodation. Please contact us for further details.

    Prices, availability and booking

    Please contact us for further information and a bespoke quote for your house party or event.

     
    Opening Times
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Price on Application.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Castle

    Domestic

    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Private Bathroom
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Private Parking

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

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