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Luxury (£££)
Up to 90
7 Bedrooms
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Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding with your closest family and friends. Our luxury accommodation can sleep up to 16 overnight guests.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Nestled in a secluded spot amidst the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford provides the ideal setting for you to celebrate your special day. You can share your vows in the luxurious wedding suite in our five-star accommodation - the Hope Scott Wing, our intimate Catholic chapel, or on our beautiful icehouse with up to 30 daytime guests. After the ceremony guests can enjoy an elegant drinks and canape reception in the library, drawing room and picture corridor of the luxury accommodation, before retiring to Ochiltree's, our stunning contemporary dining room that can host up to 90 guests, for the wedding breakfast and after dinner dance. Up to 16 overnights guests can share a three-night stay in the Hope Scott Wing, allowing you to prepare for your special day in quiet calm and end it in lavish comfort with your closest family and friends.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Susan Thornton
Abbotsford is effortlessly romantic. Sir Walter Scott's beautiful Regency Walled Gardens and woodland areas provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. Being able to spend three-nights, with up to 16 overnight-guests, in our luxury accommodation allows the Bride and Groom to spend more time with their closest family and friends making it even more special!


No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Abbotsford, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9BQ, Scotland

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Edinburgh (50 miles)

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There is nowhere more special than Abbotsford in the sunshine. One of our lovely couples were lucky enough to bring the weather with them and marry amidst our beautiful tulip festival. Their relaxed and informal day really suited the couple and allowed them to feel like they were getting married in their own home.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't panic! Yes, there are many things to think about, but everything comes together in the end.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

I really enjoyed when a Bride and Groom, who were a keen fisherman and golfer, subtly added their hobbies to their wedding. From canapes served with golf balls, to cheese served on a small wooden boat they captured their personalities in their food and decoration.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Intimate Luxury Peaceful Elegant Stunning

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our beautifully Regency Gardens are very popular with our wedding couples, however, if you are looking for something a little different, our woodlands have breathtaking views over the River Tweed.

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of our canapes are delicious, but my personal favourite has to be roast beef and caramelised onion choux buns.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Once the sun has set on your perfect day, couples love to cozy up next to the roaring fire in our luxury accommodation and have a lovely moment to themselves.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The whole setting is most definitely unique. Sir Walter Scott created a marvel! By having your wedding at Abbotsford, you are tying the knot at one of the most famous houses in the world.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of our luxury accommodation and the high standards of our housekeeping team who ensure it is breathtakingly beautiful.