Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate

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£5950 - £10599 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
30 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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One of the great Mansion Houses of Scotland, Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate is a place of intimate grandeur. And to marry here, is to weave your very own love story into a magnificent history
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£5,950
Maximum Price
£10,599
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£99
Maximum Price
£125
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
180
No. of Bedrooms
30
Sleeps No. of People
71
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
1:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Established over a period in excess of 500 years, Carberry Tower stands regally within 35 acres of its own private Estate parkland - just 7 miles from Edinburgh. With magnificent tree-lined driveways, sweeping lawns, landscaped ponds and meandering walkways, it's no wonder it is considered to be one of the most romantic places to get married in Scotland. The private Chapel within the Estate grounds has capacity to seat 150 guests and makes a perfect setting for your Wedding ceremony. And with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the walled garden, the bright and inviting interior can also be decorated to whatever extent your imagination takes you. The Champagne Terrace was a stunning gift from the late Queen Mother to her sister who used to live here and epitomises the grandeur and elegance of outdoor socialising in the true spirit of a truly grand garden party. The Banqueting Pavilion at Carberry Tower has the capacity to seat 150 guests for a lavish wedding feast and the stunning chandeliers and views onto the Estate gardens all come together to create a beautiful and unique backdrop to the most spectacular day of your life. After all the feasting and merriment, speeches and Champagne, the time has come to dance into the night and give thanks for a truly fabulous day! And the Rose Garden Rooms with capacity for 180 guests is the ideal part of the Mansion House for evening guests to come and join the celebrations. A delicious supper buffet can also be served in this area and there is plenty of room for dancing and a ceilidh band too!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kirsty Bernard
Congratulations on your engagement - what an exciting time ahead! Thank you for checking out Carberry's profile. We would love to hear from you whether you are thinking about an intimate celebration for two or a 3 day celebration with Family & Friends. We have team of approachable & professional Wedding Coordinators who will be there to provide the tools to create the most magical day. Best wishes, Kirsty & Isabella

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(10)
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Mr & Mrs Scholfield
Happy couple married in December
January 2023
The best of the best
Where to begin… getting married at Carberry Tower has been the best decision we ever made. As soon as we turned into the drive we were like ‘this is it’. In terms of the venue itself, it is stunning - beautiful and traditional and unique, but also very informal and comfortable (nothing pretentious AT ALL!). It would be beautiful in spring and summer, but we got married on 4 December and it is just as atmospheric and gorgeous at that time of year. Something we loved about the venue is that each part of our day was in a different location - we had the ceremony in the Ceilidh Hall, drinks in the rooms upstairs, dinner in the Banqueting Pavilion and dancing in the Rose Garden rooms. This gave a nice variety of settings for our guests rather than just re-setting the same room! The dance floor is A LOT better than other venues we viewed, with much more space and a wooden floor rather than just a small square in the middle. A nice touch is that alongside the girls having their own room to get ready in (the Music Room, which it’s worth noting is exceptionally stunning), the boys could also use the whisky or ‘Beacon Room’ to relax before going down to greet guests. From a pragmatic point of view the location is ideal for people travelling, being just out of Edinburgh/ off the bypass. There are also 30 bedrooms and lodges, so lots of guests can stay. There is a Premier Inn a 3-minute drive away as well, which is very convenient. Our wedding coordinator was Kirsty, and she has been the BEST. It’s hard to sum up the contribution Kirsty has made to our day in only a paragraph, but we literally couldn’t have done it without her. She met with us at Carberry whenever we were able to visit (which was always fun as well as being productive), she gave great advice and answered all of my questions with endless patience (despite some of them being silly ones!), and she put total commitment and effort into making sure we had the best weekend of our lives. We could not have been luckier than to have her by our side during this time, and she really made the process of organising a wedding fun, rather than terrifying! A huge thank you also to Lyn, Milena, Peter, Kasia and the rest of the team who made our day the best it could be! From the moment we walked into Carberry we couldn’t have felt more welcome or at home there. Even the small details that often might go unnoticed - when we did our menu tasting a few months before the wedding, it was set out as a candlelit dinner in the Music Room and was probably the nicest dinner we had ever had! The food on the day was also fantastic and so many guests complimented it. Every single member of the team was just lovely. We absolutely love Carberry Tower, it’s one of our favourite places in the world and I would recommend it to anyone for their wedding. There’s just something special and magical about it. We will definitely be back to visit, to stay for our anniversaries and to say hello to the team! Thank you Carberry!
J
Joanne & David
Happy couple married in June
July 2022
Thank you so much for such a perfect day!
Right from the beginning everyone at Carberry Tower was very helpful. As we began our search for a wedding venue during covid it was a little difficult however the team at Carberry were great, sending us a video and talking us through it at home. Once restrictions were lifted and we were able to look around in person we absolutely fell in love with the venue. Isabella was our contact and she was brilliant! Every question and query we had was dealt with. When we had our taster meal for picking our food choices, the service was excellent and it felt really special as we had it privately upstairs. The run up to the day again every question we had Isabella was there to help and our meetings were great, definitely helped calm my stress levels! On the day everything was perfect, from when David arrived first thing on the wedding day to the following morning at breakfast, everything was impeccable. We had so many compliments from our guests on the food and the service. The food was absolutely delicious! We were taken care of the whole day by everyone at Carberry Tower! So to Isabella, Peter and the rest of the team at Carberry, thank you so much for such a perfect day!
Z
Zoe & Jonathan
Happy couple married in June
July 2022
Thank You!
Kirsty, I just wanted to say thank you As much as the venue sells itself, it was you that really made us choose Carberry Tower. You made us feel at such ease from the first time we met with you, and I trusted you completely to make the day as amazing as it was. Thank you for putting up with my endless emails, questions and annoyingness. You are such an amazing event planner and person, and the venue is so lucky to have you. I have had endless comments on the standard of the food, the service and the staff, saying how wonderful everything was from start to finish, and how you really all went above and beyond to make it happen. A few specific shout-outs: Lyn at the front desk - honestly that woman was here there and everywhere and could not do enough. It's so nice to have a friendly, helpful face at the front desk and she could not have been more pleasant and helpful. She has always made our visits to you guys great and she really deserves a medal for her hard work. Chantelle who was at reception the day we arrived, the day before the wedding. She was great as well, she couldn't do enough to help and made everything a lot less stressful! Milena, who was helping with everything the day before, the day of the wedding and cleaning up the day after. She was great. Again couldn't do enough to help. The food was honestly out of this world. I wasn't expecting the Chefs to be able to make it as perfect as they did at the menu tasting, but I actually think it was even better on the day. Any chef who can cook 70 odd duck breasts as perfectly as every single one was, is a bloody good chef and all the guests were raving about the food. Please let them know how amazing they are also. The bedrooms and all the rooms in the venue were always immaculate as were the grounds, so shout out to the housekeeping staff and the gardeners. I could go on and on, but I just can't express how you all made the day what it was, which was truly just perfect. We can't wait to come back up to visit soon! Thank you <3 Zoe & Jonathan
K
Kim & Doug
Happy couple married in June
July 2022
The entire staff there were simply EXCELLENT
One of the reasons we picked this location (outside of its obvious beauty and history) was because of Kirsty, our wedding coordinator. We were planning a wedding virtually from the US and she made everything so easy- from customized virtual walkthroughs, very available for any questions to giving us a ton of help and recommendations on vendors and ideas on where to purchase specific party favors. She was super detailed and accommodating with all of our requests! And the day of, Carberry didn’t disappoint- the food was fantastic, our guests were all able to stay together in one location which was priceless and everything went smoothly. Kirsty and the team handled all the details and I didn’t worry about a thing! Day of, I realized my wedding dress got wrinkled traveling from the states and her staff went out and bought a steamer for me!! I can’t imagine picking a better venue or a better group of people- we felt so lucky to be able to get married at Carberry and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great boutique experience!
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Emma & Adam
Happy couple married in April
July 2022
Amazing Day
We had our amazing wedding day 2 weeks ago at Carberry Tower. It is the perfect place to have a wedding and I cannot fault one thing. Kirsty (our wedding coordinator) helped guide us through the planning process. She made sure we had everything organised for the big day and nothing was too much trouble. She ensured everything went smooth on the day. We stayed the night before our wedding and breakfast was provided for the ladies in the music room bright and early. Lyn could not have done enough for us that morning ensuring I was aware suppliers had arrived and were guided to where they should be. The lift had unfortunately broken and was awaiting parts and she went above and beyond making sure guests who were staying and needed assistance were placed in a room closer to the ground floor. The whole team tried their best to ensure people who arrived early could get into their rooms. The day itself was perfect and went according to timings. We had a large amount of dietary requirements for our wedding and the teams managed to cater to all of them. There were so many compliments about the food from guests. Our wedding breakfast was well presented and delicious. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The evening buffet was delicious and hot. We also had many compliments about the bar manager Peter who was very friendly and helpful in the bar all night. Every member of the team at Carberry Tower were professional and made our day perfect from start to finish.
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Elizabeth & Arcon Patron
Happy couple married in July
July 2018
Dream Wedding
I’ve been meaning to email you all week Bali is amazing btw as you know Thank you for your email We had an amazing day and we couldn’t have asked for nicer weather I tried to speak to as many staff as I could on the day And in the morning to say thank you for all your hard word and attention on that day From the bar staff to front of house everyone could not have worked any harder to make out dream wedding stressless And kept us well informed of the days proceedings Can you pass on to all your team a massive thank you
Location & Contact Details

Address

Carberry Tower Estate, Nr Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 8PY, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Musselburgh

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1

Nearest Train Station

Wallyford

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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Press & Awards
(5)

Industry Awards (4)

Winner - Best Wedding Team 2022
Highly Commended Best Venue 2022
Best Wedding Coordinator Finalist 2020
Best Wedding Team finalist 2020
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It is so hard to choose just one! We love all our couples. The best weddings are definitely when the focus is on fun, family and friends!

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

Allocate enough time! Trust us nothing makes you more stressed than when you are being rushed through your day. We have a recommended timeline which will ensure a smooth calm day

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

Polaroid picture of each guest as a name card

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Luxurious, Inviting, Grand, Spacious, Exceptional

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our Rose Garden with the mansion house as your backdrop or our main drive way for outdoors The library or Grand staircase for indoors

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

-

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Burgers...not so mini!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon rolls and cake

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Equally beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The people, our staff make Carberry great!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftBottle of Prosecco for the couple.
Bridebook Special OfferBottle of Prosecco for the couple upon booking through Bridebook.