Unique & Authentic
If you are looking for a unique setting for your wedding in an authentic castle steeped in history with personal service and attention to detail, Traquair is the ideal setting for the most important day of your life.
Your Wedding Ceremony
Smaller more intimate receptions can be held in the main house or we can erect a marquee in front of the house or in the old walled garden for larger weddings.
We are happy to provide assistance in finding a local minister or priest, civil ceremonies must be arranged through the local registry office in Peebles and we are always delighted to quote and provide details of our recommended suppliers.
Your Reception in Traquair House
We are delighted to hold weddings either inside Traquair House or in a marquee in the Traquair grounds. The maximum numbers for a sit down meal in Traquair’s Dining Room is 34 guests; however we can seat up to 50 by using the adjoining Lower Drawing Room. The Still Room is bright and friendly room which is perfect for very small wedding meals of up to 8 people. The stunning 17th century Drawing Room on the first floor of the house can take up to 50 people for a stand up drinks reception and if your party is under 30 guests dancing can be arranged on a small scale, a perfect room to have drinks before and after dinner.
Marquees are advised for weddings over 50 people or if you wish to have music and dance into the night. There are two main areas we would recommend siting your marquee. These are on the wine glass lawn in front of the house or in the old walled garden near the Garden Cafe.
Marquees can be luxurious or as simple as you like. We work with our preferred marquee specialist and we would advise you to contact us at the earliest opportunity to discuss your exact requirements.
The Garden Cafe may also be used for a more informal gathering in the evening. Up to 50 guests can be accommodated here and there is some limited space for dancing. A Bar and refreshments can also be arranged.
Wedding Services & Price Guide
At Traquair we pride ourselves on being able to provide a very personal service and every wedding here is a unique occasion. We are entirely flexible and can cater to most individual needs and requirements.
We are about to launch our new wedding packages for 2019 and 2020.
Suppliers to Traquair House
We work closely with a couple of marquee companies and generator providers to ensure your day goes smoothly. In addition to this we have a comprehensive list of recommended suppliers including photographers, hairdressers, make up artists, stationers, Wedding Cars/horse drawn carriage, Tiaras, fireworks and much more. We can also source you dress and kilt hire locally and can help with organising a Piper for the occasion.
There are three luxurious rooms available in the house which are all available on a bed and breakfast basis. See Accommodation at Traquair.
Traquair is situated approximately 2 miles from Innerleithen where there are a number of small hotels and B&B’s for your guests. Within 6 miles there are two larger hotels with five star facilities. If you look at our local area website www.visittweedvalley.co.uk there is a full list of hotels and things to do in the area.
It was a beautiful day; we know there was much running around behind the scenes but we just got on with enjoying ourselves. We will always recommend Traquair, although I think the House speaks for itself
We are still very excited of our wedding day, everything was so beautiful and touching. We don’t have enough words to thank you for your professional support and help throughout the organization of the wedding and during our big day
From the first viewing and chatting with the staff we knew we had found our ideal location. The house and grounds are absolutely beautiful and the staff are fantastic…they made our wedding day perfect. Well done to the team.
Thank you Gillian for all you did to ensure my daughter’s wedding went so well. I know how important it is that all the ‘behind the scenes’ work is dealt with efficiently and thoughtfully – something you achieved beyond expectation. The day will be a treasured one in my family memory.
Thank you very much for all that you both did to make our Wedding day so perfect; it really was a fairytale come true. We hope to return to beautiful Traquair House for our anniversary