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With Poptop, you can find a magical stately home for your event without the hassle! We have 24 romantic, elegant and historic stately homes based near Dumfriesshire, Dumfriesshire for you to consider.
#1

Somerleyton Hall

Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RE, Keswick, Cumbria
For those living in Norfolk & Suffolk Somerleyton is very much a local favourite stately home (we are the only one around here) so we are delighted to host day weddings and / or receptions. For those further afield, we are equally at home with full weekend house party weddings which gives our clients the chance to show off and entertain their guests in sumptuous style over a number of days and nights. We can also accommodate large Asian and Indian Weddings sleeping a maximum of 32 guests based on double occupancy.

• Four approved rooms for civil ceremonies in addition to a luxurious outdoor gazebo

• Function rooms offering state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, dance floor and large windows

• 46 individually designed bedrooms

• Beautiful grounds and stunning interiors

• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator
#2

Low House

Low House, Armathwaite, Carlisle, CA4 9ST, Cumbria, Cumbria
Low House offers a small but perfectly formed venue for corporate and other events in Cumbria. Ideal for meetings, conferences, team-building, training days and corporate entertainment with exclusive use guaranteed. This tranquil and secluded venue with personal and discreet service, will ensure that all your needs are met, enabling you and your colleagues to concentrate on the important decisions at hand.

The House itself offers four meeting rooms with the option of creating breakout areas as required in the Old Dining Room, Drawing Room, the smaller Library along with the vastly impressive Main Hall. The Main Hall is also a great space for that celebratory dinner after a long and productive day. The Courtyard and Front lawns offer a stunning outdoor alternative for breakouts, meetings and/or drinks with views across the Eden Valley. The lawns also provide an ideal space for a marquee to be erected for product launches or larger corporate events in Cumbria.
#3

Cringletie House Hotel

Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Lothian & Borders, EH45 8PL
£90
Up to 130 guests
Cringletie House is set in 28 acres of spectacular grounds just north of the Scottish Borders town of Peebles. We enjoy easy access by road from any direction and, being situated just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, also enjoy excellent rail and air links. Undoubtedly one of the best venues for a wedding in the Scottish Borders, we welcome small and large weddings as well as same sex weddings.

We have 13 beautifully appointed rooms in the main house; cottages in the grounds are also available. This means we can cater for up to 26 resident guests in the main house; with a further 18 in three cottages dotted around the walled garden. We can accommodate up to 100 guests in total for your ceremony and reception.


In short:


- A historic castle dating back to 1861

- A selection of grand public rooms for your ceremony, the wedding breakfast and for dancing the night away afterwards

- Magnificent gardens providing a most picturesque background for some fabulous wedding photos

- An award-winning kitchen team serving up your tailor-made menu

- The gorgeous Selkirk suite for your wedding night

- And twelve lovely bedrooms for your guests to stay in


A private affair?


The House is available for exclusive use at all times but if your celebration is smaller we just need a minimum of 2 people (in which case Cringletie will provide the two required witnesses!).


We are licensed to hold civil and religious wedding ceremonies in the house and in the grounds and can take care of every last detail to ensure your big day runs smoothly. The house is all about comfort, relaxation and personal touches.
#4

The Inn on the Lake

Lake Ullswater, Glenridding Cumbria, CA11 0PE
£4600
Up to 150 guests
The Inn on the Lake is the perfect Lake District wedding venue set in 15 acres of landscaped grounds with sweeping lawns to the Ullswater lakeshore. We have stunning suites, ideal for an intimate ceremony, larger wedding parties or evening events and a stunning Lakeside Gazebo. This really is one of the finest wedding venues in the Lake District.

Ceremony and Reception

The Inn on the Lake is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies and offers an exceptional setting for your special day, any day of the week. We have many years experience carrying out these wonderful ceremonies, you can choose a selection of approved rooms or our stunning Lakeside gazebo, offering flexibility when it comes to numbers - from smaller more intimate gatherings to much larger celebrations up to 150 guests.


Lakeside Gazebo

Situated in our magnificent grounds overlooking Lake Ullswater, seating available for up to 120 guests.


Glenridding Suite

With a delightful view to the lake and landscaped gardens with doors that lead onto the terrace, for up to 70 guests.


Ullswater Lounge

With two large bay windows overlooking the gardens to the lakeshore, ideal for larger parties, with seating for 110 guests.


Evening Reception


Candleroom

A lofty and bright oak beamed room is a stunning glass fronted extension to Ramblers Bar. Classically modern with aubergine, plum and pewter grey plush fabrics, comfy dining chairs. The beams are adorned with church candles hanging, lending themselves to fairy lights and garlands, it won’t take much imagination to make this space the perfect fit for your wedding. The Candleroom is available for up to 80 guests.


Ramblers Bar and Candleroom

For larger weddings up to 150 guests, we can also include Ramblers Bar which is adjecent to the Candleroom. With its Lakeland stone walls, wooden floor and beams; Ramblers is a perfect venue for a disco or live music.


Glenridding Suite

Ideal for an informal gathering for up to 50 people, no disco or live music allowed in this venue, just background music.


• Lake Frontage with 3 private jetties, including the famous Mel Allen jetty

• Beautiful gazebo for outdoor ceremonies

• 2 AA rosette award-winning cuisine

• A range of stunning function rooms for ceremonies, dining and evening reception seating up to 110 guests

• Stylish accommodation for your bridal suite and your wedding guests

• A photographer's dream with exceptional wedding picture opportunities for you to treasure
#5

Kippilaw House

Melrose, Lothian & Borders, TD6 9HF, Melrose, Roxburghshire
Up to 200 guests
Kippilaw House is a fabulous dream mansion in very private setting, secluded by it's own enchanting woodland. The house as it stands today incorporates the original 15th century tower with a large georgian frontage in the palladium style.

All the original features have been kept or lovingly restored to their former glory by the current owners. The house has all the luxuries of home with the beauty of a historical country house. Our aim is to make it our guests feel as comfortable as possible with a homely atmosphere surrounded by beauty and elegance. Kippilaw will be exclusively your house, and with flexibility as our motto, we will go out of our way to grant your every wish and make your stay a delight.


• Exclusive Use Dream mansion surrounded by its own magical woodland

• Secluded gardens with stunning veranda perfect for cocktails.

• 3 reception rooms with Ballroom & victorian bar -seating for 120 guests

• Can accommodate both small and large weddings 25-250 guests

• Grand staircase and dramatic entrance is perfect for photographs

• 15 bedrooms sleeping up to 40 guests.
#6

Alston House

Alston House, Townfoot, , Cumbria,, CA9 3RN, Alston, Cumbria
Hatches, matches and dispatches (and good old fashioned parties)

We can accommodate everything from the smallest, most informal dinner to a party for 80 – 100 guests.


It all starts with a phone call (01434 38 22 00) or just pop in when you are passing and we can discuss everything from the menu, to entertainment and how you would like the room decorating.


Let us make your event that little bit more special…v
#7

Newhall Estate

Newhall, Carlops, Midlothian, Lothian & Borders, EH26 9LY, Midlothian, Midlothian
Up to 250 guests
Newhall Estate centres around Newhall House, a Scottish Baronial home on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Newhall is an exclusive venue where people can enjoy the surroundings of a magnificent rural estate.

Set in stunning mature gardens, the Estate boasts a wealth of opportunities to capture the perfect wedding photography. With indoor and marquee options for your wedding, Newhall is the ideal, year-round venue for your celebration.


The house can provide a secluded setting for small, intimate gatherings for private parties and for those who are looking for a small wedding with their nearest and dearest without the madding crowds.


For those that expect more from a venue, Newhall Estate can provide a huge array of outdoor activities such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, 4×4 Driving, Quad Biking, Archery and your very own mini Highland Games.


The Estate will offer full event management services ensuring your stay is tailored to you and perfectly executed.Newhall Estate centres around Newhall House, a Scottish Baronial home on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Newhall is an exclusive venue where people can enjoy the surroundings of a magnificent rural estate.


Set in stunning mature gardens, the Estate boasts a wealth of opportunities to capture the perfect wedding photography. With indoor and marquee options for your wedding, Newhall is the ideal, year-round venue for your celebration.


The house can provide a secluded setting for small, intimate gatherings for private parties and for those who are looking for a small wedding with their nearest and dearest without the madding crowds.


For those that expect more from a venue, Newhall Estate can provide a huge array of outdoor activities such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, 4×4 Driving, Quad Biking, Archery and your very own mini Highland Games.


The Estate will offer full event management services ensuring your stay is tailored to you and perfectly executed.


• Vast range of photographic opportunities

• Available for civil ceremonies, blessings or humanist ceremonies

• Perfect for marquees and other tented structures

• Ample parking on site

• No set packages - you create your own day

• We can recommend suppliers or you are free to use your own
#8

Nent Hall Country House

1 Newhouses, Nenthall,, CA9 3LQ, Alston, Cumbria
Nent Hall hotel offers a truly idyllic venue for your wedding reception. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the North Pennine hills, this beautiful tranquil retreat is guaranteed to make your big day special.

Exclusivity

For extra exclusivity, Nent Hall can be hired in its entirety, offering privacy and flexibility whilst creating a very personal atmosphere. Exclusive usage normally requires the hire of all 18 bedrooms. If you do not require all 18 bedrooms, surplus rooms would be offered and sold as normal.
#9

The Coppermines Mountain Cottages

Coppermines Valley, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HJ, Coniston, Cumbria
Up to 200 guests
Looking for your perfect Lake District holiday cottage, from a team small enough to really know each cottage inside and out? Then you’ve found the right company.

The Coppermines Lakes Cottages began its journey almost 30 years ago. A business originally developed from the humble restorations of the historic Coppermines buildings, situated in the Coppermines Valley by Philip Johnston and his family who still own our business today. We have significantly grown to now offer over 80 hand-picked, unique self-catering Lake District cottages, all situated within the UNESCO World Heritage boundary.


Whilst we have added to our collection of cottages over time, our ethos remains the same: ‘‘providing self-catering cottages of quality & character combined with exceptional personal service’’.


The Lake District is constantly voted the UK’s number one holiday destination and was recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. With its endless views, vibrant villages and abundance of activities on offer, it’s not hard to see why. So please browse through our site and let us inspire you in planning your next visit to this beautiful corner of the UK. Should you need any help or advice then please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly office team.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Sleeps up to 22 guests with private hot tubs

• A beautiful and unique Lake District mountain venue

• Stunning scenery

• Space for a marquee/tipi

• Freedom and flexibility to create your own day
#10

Carfraemill

The Lodge, Carfraemill, Lauder, Lothian & Borders, TD2 6RA, Lauder, Berwickshire
Up to 300 guests
• Stunning location on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills in the Scottish Borders, 30 minutes from Edinburgh.
• Four locations to choose from – our beautiful marquee, oak-panelled reception room, country-chic private room, or our hillside farm.

• Fabulous food with menus created for you using locally-sourced ingredients.

• Space for the whole wedding party to stay in 10 gorgeous bedrooms and 2 cottages.

• A very personal service provided by your own wedding coordinator.
#11

Macdonald Houstoun House

Uphall, West Lothian, Lothian & Borders, EH52 6JS, West Lothian, West Lothian
£70
Up to 220 guests
With over 40 stunning locations across the UK, from the spectacular Highlands of Scotland down to the glorious South Coast of England, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts have the perfect location for your wedding celebration.

If you decide to choose one of our hotels for your big day, you'll be assisted by an expert wedding planner to walk you through every step of the journey and make sure you have the most magical wedding.


With award-winning chefs selecting only the finest and freshest produce to create an outstanding wedding breakfast; be inspired by the team's passion for food and work with them to craft a menu to impress your guests.


Picture book settings, immaculate service, trademark dining and luxurious spas can all be part of your fairy-tale day at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts.


• 16th-century tower house, full of character

• Licensed for ceremonies in both inside and outdoor locations

• Can accommodate up to 220 seated guests

• Exclusive use available

• 73 bedrooms for your overnight guests

• Convenient transport links
#12

Silverholme

Graythwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AZ, Ulverston, Cumbria
Up to 200 guests
This Georgian Manor house is the perfect venue to relax and unwind with family and friends. Come and be inspired by the same panoramas that inspired the likes of Wordsworth and Ruskin.

Built in 1820, Silverholme is a Grade II listed building. It has been immaculately restored and is the only carbon-neutral Georgian manor house in the country.


It is fully furnished with all the modern luxuries but holds true to its period character. Light and spacious reception rooms together with elegantly designed en-suite bedrooms ensure guests experience the Lake District at its very best.


Our dedicated concierge team is on hand to cater to your every whim and fancy. Your stay is guaranteed to exceed the highest of expectations.


• 8 individually styled ensuite bedrooms, an original coachman’s cottage in the gardens & 20 four star self-catering cottages that are a short distance from Silverholme

• Licensed for weddings and civil partnerships in the drawing room, dining room, library or coach house.

• We arrange weddings as a three day event so you can vary the celebrations.

• We can organise a variety of activities inside the house or on the estate throughout your wedding event.

• Beautiful venue and fantastic, scenic lake location in Cumbria makes for wonderful wedding photos

• For your wedding you have exclusive use of the venue, its grounds and the use of the facilities on Graythwaite Estate
#13

Prestonfield

Prestonfield House, Priestfield Road, Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders, EH16 5UT, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Up to 500 guests
The romance of Prestonfield is beyond compare. Imagine your wedding in this romantic, historic house? Everything you need to make your day unique; history, romance, a breathtaking setting all just moments from the centre of Edinburgh and totally secluded.

Prestonfield has a collection of locations to suit weddings of any size, from an intimate and small wedding in an historic private room, to larger weddings in the spectacular circular Stables. For the ultimate celebration, why not make Edinburgh's most romantic and indulgent hotel exclusively yours and take Prestonfield on an exclusive use basis? We really are the perfect place if you're searching for a large or small wedding venue in Edinburgh.


• Named the Most Romantic Hotel in Scotland and has won Hotel of the Year

• Situated close to Edinburgh yet in a secluded parkland location

• Smaller weddings will be held in our beautiful and well decorated dining rooms

• Larger weddings are held in the magnificent Georgian Stables and a marquee can also be set up in the gardens

• Licensed for civil ceremonies and can accommodate weddings of around two to 500 people

• Prestonfield can be hired on an exclusive use basis for your special day
#14

Hopetoun House

South Queensferry, Edingburgh, Lothian & Borders, EH30 9SL, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Up to 300 guests
Let Hopetoun create the wedding day you have always dreamed of. The elegant and romantic setting of the house, located near Edinburgh, is the ideal wedding venue for a stylish celebration with every detail being organised expertly by our Wedding Manager and Heritage Portfolio, our exclusive catering partner.

We can host both the Ceremony and Reception at our venue. The Adam Stables can accommodate a ceremony for up to 160 guests, with the Adam Ballroom ideal for an evening reception for up to 250 guests. The State Apartments and Tapestry Rooms can host more intimate affairs, and further details regarding this are available on request.


The only way to appreciate the scale and grandeur of this stately home is to come and visit. Each wedding here is unique and tailored to your exact requirements. At every stage of planning your wedding, our Wedding Manager and award-winning caterers, Heritage Portfolio, are on hand to provide you with friendly and professional advice with all aspects of your day making sure that it is truly perfect.


Hopetoun is home to two stunning four-star holiday properties that offer bread and breakfast options for guests. Our stunning Thatched Cottage can sleep two, and is extremely popular with couples as a romantic getaway near to the House to spend your first night as a married couple. Parkhead House, the former gamekeeper’s cottage, provides you with larger accommodation which is ideal for your family or friends!


• Elegant and romantic setting

• Can accommodate ceremonies and receptions

• Stately home

• Two stunning four-star holiday properties on site for overnight accommodation

• Can accommodate intimate and opulent events

• Friendly and professional advice
#15

Horsley Hall Country House

Horsley Hall Eastgate, DL13 2LJ, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Horsley is the little valley on the south side of the river Wear between Eastgate and Stanhope. It gives its name to the small burn and to three farms as well as to Horsley Hall.
Horsa is an Anglo-Saxon personal name and Lea is a field hence the derivation Horsley.


The Hildyard family who always took a great interest in the goings-on in the life of Eastgate owned Horsley Hall. On 22nd October 1887 the then occupant, John R.W. Hildyard MA.JP laid the foundation stone for the village church and subsequently built the church and rectory at his own expense.


The Hildyard Estate covered most of the southern side of the Wear from Westernhope Burn west of Westgate to Unthank east of Stanhope, a distance of approximately 5 miles. Between the Wear and the moor land on the south it embraced farmlands including Westernhope Burn, Westernhope Close, Hagg Gate, West Newlandside, Unthank and Snowsfield. Unthank Hall, Stanhope came within the Estate also. On the northern side of the river a dozen or more farms including Larkseat, Thrushnest, Golden Lands etc. also belonged to the family.


Shooting rights on the surrounding moors of Bolihope Common, Stanhope Common and Pikestone, between Stanhope, Frosterley and Wolsingham were their entitlement.


As well as income from farms the estate also claimed 1d (one penny) per ton on every ton of limestone quarried locally, quite a considerable amount particularly during the second world war when so much stone was needed in the making of steel for armaments.


The last Hildyard residents at Horsley Hall were John A. Hildyard Esq.JP, his wife and their son Edward, the later taking over the Estate on the death of his father. Edward married Miss Pauline Mansell Morgan from Menai, Anglesey in the early 1940's and remained at the hall until death duties within the family over the years took their toll.


As well as Horsley Hall, the Hildyards also had residences at Hutton Bonville between Darlington and Northallerton and Kirbymoorside in North Yorkshire. At certain times of the year the family and most of the staff left Horsley Hall to spend time at either of the above homes returning in time for the Glorious 12th shooting, when they accommodated other notable families and also for Stanhope Agricultural Show of which Mr Hildyard was the President.


Over the years all three estates have passed out of the Hildyard hands. Hutton Bonville is no longer there - only 2 small stone pillars at the drive entrance remain near to the small church that the family attended when in residence.
#16

Brinkburn Northumberland

The Stables. Brinkburn, Longframlington, NE65 8AR, Northumberland, Northumberland
Up to 200 guests
Now a associated with modern, contemporary and luxurious wedding celebrations, Brinkburn is steeped in history with a monastery dating back to the 12th century. There is also evidence of an iron age fort, roman road, settlements from the dark ages.

About Brinkburn

Brinkburn has provided the perfect place for people to rest, reflect and celebrate for thousands of years. There is evidence of an iron age fort, roman road, settlements from the dark ages and this is all before the monks came to build a monastery in the 12th century.


After Henry VIII shoved out the monks the Priory has slowly evolved into a spectacular place to live. That spectacle was recognised by JMWTurner who visited and captured the beautiful bend in the river, the spectacular gorge, and wonderful setting of the priory.


The 19th century saw the re construction of the priory to the spectacle it is today and the creation of the beautiful gothic manor house.


The 20th century saw the mothballing of the manor house, the guardianship of English Heritage and the restoration of the stables into the lively place it is today.
#17

Mount Stuart

Isle of Bute, Argyll, Aberdeen & Deeside, PA20 9LR, Argyll, Argyll
£9000
Up to 200 guests
Mount Stuart House is a Neo Gothic 19th Century Mansion that opened as the leading public attraction on the Isle of Bute in 1995. Over the past 22 years, we have hosted weddings for clients from around the world on both exclusive and non exclusive terms. The house itself offers the ideal location for your entire day including; ceremony locations both internal and external for up to 200 guests, preparation spaces, and the breathtaking Marble Hall for the wedding breakfast & evening reception. To complete the package, we can also accommodate up to 37 guests in 22 authentically styled luxurious bedrooms

• A mansion set in 300 acres of gardens and grounds

• Built in the 19th Century for the 3rd Marquess of Bute

• Seven enchanting locations licensed for weddings

• We work closely with local suppliers
#18

Paxton House

Paxton House, TD15 1SZ, Berwick Upon Tweed, Berwickshire
Paxton House is family friendly, fun, and full of treasures including a nationally significant collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture and masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Everyone is welcome and there is something for all ages. Don’t forget to bring the dog along too!

Enjoy exploring our 80 acres of grounds, gardens, riverside and woodland, either by yourself or on one of our exciting trails, have fun in our adventure play park complete with zip wire, create your very own hide out in our den building area, indulge in a delicious lunch or afternoon tea in the Stables Tearoom, treat yourself in the Regency Gift Shop, learn more about Paxton House and its rich history on a house tour, take a look in our Hayloft Gallery at our collection of local exhibiting artists or enjoy a scenic boat trip down the River Tweed. Why not stay here too, either in our caravan site, self catering apartments or luxury glamping units.


We have a range of exciting events and activities throughout the year, check our “What’s On” page to find out more and book tickets. Like our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram to find out more about daily life at Paxton House.
#19

The Parlour at Blagdon

Blagdon Smithy, Old Great North Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE13 6DQ, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£2750
Up to 100 guests
The Parlour at Blagdon is situated within the Blagdon Estate, just a stone's throw from the stunning Northumberlandia land sculpture and within easy travelling distance of Gosforth, Morpeth & Ponteland with ample car parking available on site.

The Parlour operates most days as a bistro with idyllic, rustic and rural surroundings for our guests to enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks. The Parlour is also a unique exclusive venue for Weddings and celebrating special events with various private hire options available to suit every occasion.


The Parlour also has its own social calendar which runs throughout the year with events such as our Supper Clubs, Garden Parties, Ladies Lunches and Christmas Party nights. For more information on these events please sign up for our monthly newsletter.


The Parlour at Blagdon: a destination with a difference.


• Exclusive use of the venue for the entire day until Midnight

• Venue Hire and Hire of The Old Smithy for your Civil Ceremony included as standard

• A dedicated team of staff to serve you and your guests including a Toast Master

• Fully licensed for Live Entertainment

• A Wedding Co-Ordinator to help plan your special day

• Bar available for Beers, Wines & Cocktails till Midnight
#20

Alnwick Lodge

West Cawledge Park, Northumberland,, NE66 2HJ, Alnwick, Northumberland
A refreshingly different experience, for travellers with taste…
Alnwick Lodge is a picturesque, traditional and friendly place to meet, party and stay in the heart of Northumberland.

We offer: versatile accommodation along with meeting facilities, party hosting and an antiques gallery. The Lodge provides a unique Bed & Breakfast experience and has the advantage of an ever changing backdrop of furniture, works of art and beds.


Fifteen well equipped guest bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, individually designed, decorated and furnished. The rooms range from single, double, twin, family, premium and four poster.


Locally sourced produce, including free range eggs and seasonal fresh fruit from our own orchard, feature in our breakfast. Packed lunches, Afternoon Teas and Evening Meals are available to groups when ordered in advance.

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