Hollie and Morvern have not only a wealth of experience with event planning but they genuinely care about their wedding couples. They have often received emails from brides on their honeymoons thanking them and they enjoy catching up with couples who have married at Dundas many years previously!
It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to ask them a question about your Dundas wedding that they don’t know the answer to and when it comes to tips and advice… they are your girls!
They’ve come up with some FAQs that they hope will help you with the planning of your wedding and, of course, on the day itself.
“To the wedding couple – set aside 10 minutes throughout the day to see each other and really take in what is happening. If you are camera shy, try to get at least one photo that you will be happy with”
“Remember to cater for any children. Drawing books are a good way to entertain them during the reception. If there are a number of young ones attending a crèche company is useful”
“Seriously consider the time of your ceremony so that you have plenty of time to get ready, especially if you have lots of bridesmaids. This will also give you enough time to enjoy a glass of bubbly and eat something so that your stomach doesn’t rumble during the ceremony!”
“Ensure that your bridesmaids know how to fasten your dress and ‘hook and loop’ your dress for dancing”
“To all the grooms - don't feel as though you have to stand at the top of the aisle once all of your guests are seated as your bride may be a little late! You can stand up at the last minute”
“Don’t put your veil over your face until you reach the foot of the aisle – lipstick or gloss ruin your veil! But, don’t be too precious about your dress during the day – just have fun”
Yes, this is absolutely fine. You are welcome to get ready at the castle and then head to your preferred ceremony location if your time lime allows. Alternatively, you may get ready at home and arrive to the castle after the ceremony.
The ceremony capacity for the Great Hall located within the Auld Keep is 110. Should your numbers exceed this, there are facilities to provide a live video to watch the ceremony from another two rooms within the Auld Keep; the Stag Chamber and the Armoury. This would then take the capacity for the Auld Keep to a maximum of 152 guests.
Yes. Scottish law allows couples to have marriage ceremonies outside with no need for a fixed structure. We have a beautiful courtyard which can host ceremonies for 200 guests. They are also other intimate locations around our grounds for much smaller ceremonies.
We require your final numbers 5 days prior to your wedding so that catering can be arranged and table plans finalised. Wedding packages are fixed at the time of booking and bedroom numbers are fixed 6 weeks from your wedding.
Carriages are at mid-night. For guests staying in the castle bedrooms we will set up a residents bar in the library. This provides a chance for you and your close friends and family to relax by the fire while you enjoy a final drink and recall special moments from earlier in the day.
We have a nine-hole golf course and are happy to give up to eight passes complimentary for a round at some point during your stay, subject to availability. We also have a 4×4 course, quad biking track, a clay pigeon area and garden games. Our wedding coordinators will be able to advise you on availability for golf and will give you information on any other activities that you are considering.
Yes, please click here to be taken to our recommended suppliers page. This is a list of suppliers who have worked at the castle on many occasions and who have had fantastic feedback from past clients. Please contact our wedding coordinators for the most current list of accommodation near our estate in South Queensferry, Scotland and in the centre of Edinburgh from B&Bs to luxury hotels.
Marriage Schedules must be handed into the registrar of the district in which the ceremony will take place no sooner than 3 months before the date of the wedding and no later than 29 days before. For Dundas Castle weddings you will need to contact the district registrar in South Queensferry – 0131 331 1590. The marriage schedule cannot be issued back to the couple more than seven days before the date of the wedding and may only be collected by the couple. The registrar will be able to tell you when it can be collected.