Borders Wedding Venues
With rolling green hills, hundreds of stately homes and the mighty River Tweed, the Scottish Borders are an ideal wedding location. You might call me biased, seeing as I’m a local in these parts, but I can’t think of anywhere better to tie the knot. Of course, opinions are like… well, one of those things we all have. With that being the case, I thought I’d try to back up my opinion with some evidence. My first offering to support my claim is Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. I contacted the staff at this wonderful wedding venue and here’s what they had to say…
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
About the Venue
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is a splendid baronial country house hotel and wedding venue sitting in 11 acres of private wooded grounds. The hotel is perfectly situated on the banks of the River Tweed in the heart of the Scottish Borders.
The core of the present building was constructed in 1845, to serve as the home and private residence of Lady Baillie. In 1875 the house was updated by Lady Baillie’s brother, Lord Jerviswoode, and remained in the family until 1929 when it was purchased by the Scottish Motor Traction Company. The company added the east wing to the house and launched it as a hotel in 1932. The hotel continues to thrive; taking home 4 awards at the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards Regional Finals, and a nomination for Wedding Venue of the Year at the 2017 ScottishWedding Awards.
Adjacent to the hotel is Dryburgh Abbey. Founded on the 10th of November 1150, the Abbey survived many attempted burnings by English troops, with Richard II ordering the sacking of the Abbey in 1385 as a punishment for Scottish raids on England. However, the Abbey stood strong during these times and flourished in the 15th century.
Today the historic ruins of Dryburgh Abbey serve as the burial ground of Sir Walter Scott.
Weddings at Drybrugh Abbey Hotel
Weddings at Dryburgh incorporate the stunning location and historic background of the hotel and surrounding area. Ceremonies can be held riverside looking out on to the River Tweed, in one of the beautifully appointed event spaces with stunning views of the Borders landscape or Dryburgh can arrange ceremonies in the Chapter House at the Abbey.
Our dedicated Sales and Events team are happy to help, and go above and beyond to ensure your special day is perfect. Please do not hesitate to contact the team on 01835822354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Caitlin Davie at Dryburgh Abbey for writing this piece. If you are thinking of tying the knot, you should definitely consider Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. While you have nuptials on the brain, head over to our weddings section and check out our fantastic range of products.