Meet Hollie & Morvern

FONT OF ALL KNOWLEDGE

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.

TIPS FROM YOUR COORDINATORS

Can we have our ceremony elsewhere and come to Dundas for the reception and dinner?

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.

What are the maximum numbers of guests in the Auld Keep?

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.

Can we get married outside?

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.

Can we land by helicopter or go on a helicopter ride during our day?

Yes.  We have worked with a number of helicopter companies in the past.  Please contact our wedding coordinator who will be able to give you information on making your day even more special.

At what point do we need to give our exact final numbers?

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.

What time does our wedding day finish?

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.

Do you have any activities on the estate for before our wedding ceremony?

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.

Do you recommend suppliers or accommodation in the area?

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. 

How do I apply for my marriage schedule?
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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.