£80 for Venue Hire
Up to 300
14 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bespoke weddings in a stunning rural location in the Scottish Borders. We'd love to host your day whether you're planning something small & intimate or large & lavish! Private rooms and marquee.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
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
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM


Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Location: We're just 20 miles south of Edinburgh, near the pretty Borders town of Lauder. Bespoke packages: Your big day is unique to you: we tailor-make your package to perfectly fit what you’re looking for. Come to us for our stunning location on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills in the Scottish Borders, for our choice of venues and our foodie credentials. We have several areas which make fantastic wedding ceremony and reception spaces and we have the flexibility to use each area over the course of your day. As well as our marquee and wood-panelled reception room, we have a smaller country lodge style private room and an exclusive private hillside marquee site. Come and have a look around to see what works for you. We are also licensed for civil and religious ceremonies. Otherwise, the gorgeous rural church of Channelkirk with its views across Lauderdale is just 5 minutes away. Wedding meal and drinks: Fabulous food, we feel, is at the heart of all of the best weddings we’ve ever been to, and Carfraemill can provide just that. We are passionate about creating menus using the very best of locally sourced ingredients. We work hard to give you something stunning but always within the all important wedding day budget you’ve set. As well as the food, we provide everything else needed for a great day: delicious wine and bubbly; beautiful flowers (if required); all tableware; and of course Carfraemill’s warm and focused team. Accommodation for your guests: There is something special about having all of the wedding party gathered in one place for a wedding. If this appeals, we have 10 individually designed, country lodge bedrooms which can be exclusively hired for your wedding party and guests. All bedrooms are stylish yet cosy with immaculate ensuite bathrooms or shower rooms. We also have 2 wonderful cottages just a mile up a country lane behind the hotel.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Susan
Helping couples plan their wedding day is absolutely my favourite part of managing Carfraemill. We take real pride in making you feel as relaxed as possible about the venue, food and logistics for your day, so you can focus on the main thing - having the best day of your life. Please give me a ring if you'd like to discuss having your wedding with us.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Chelsea & Nick
Happy couple Married on August
September 2019
Amazing venue, amazing day!
I got married here on 17th August 2019 and couldn’t have hoped for a better day. Susan is just the most amazing help, she had everything prepared and organised and made me feel so at ease. The food is just exceptional and the price is so reasonable. If you’re looking for a more personable but high standard venue then Carfraemill is for you!
Martyn, best man
Wedding: April
June 2016
1st Class Hotel, Staff, Service and Location
I was recently at my brother's wedding at Carfraemill and it was a pleasure from start to finish. Everything about our stay was excellent, particularly the hotel staff. Chris, helped me immensely by printing off my best man speech the night before and if it wasn't for Margaret,we wouldn't have had our buttonholes on right! Nothing was ever too much hassle. We even had breakfast made for one of the self catering lodges and we were late for breakfast and there wasn't a problem. Nothing was ever too much hassle. The Marquee and the Campbell room exceeded my expectations and more. Susan was an excellent wedding planner and gave great support to my brother and his now wife throughout the planning stage and beyond. The food, morning, day and night was of the highest quality especially the food served at the wedding. I honestly could not recommend the hotel enough. Perfect.
Lynda MacLean, Mother of the Groom, Rachel & Daniel's wedding
Wedding: April
June 2016
1st class - start to finish
Just back from a lovely weekend celebrating my son and daughter in law's wedding. Nothing was too much bother, 1st class service from start to finish. (Reviewed on Facebook 22nd April 2016).
Location & Contact Details


The Lodge, Carfraemill, Lauder, Scottish Borders, TD2 6RA, Scotland

Travel Notes

Carfraemill is 4 miles north of Lauder, by the junction of the A68 and A697. We are only 21 miles south of Edinburgh, 80 miles north of Newcastle and 70 miles from Glasgow. A perfectly located meeting place for families, friends and business colleagues. Sat Nav postcode: TD2 6RA

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

rural, relaxed, unique, flexible, foodie

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The hotel sits within the stunning landscape of the Lammermuir Hills, and we can show you some spots with open skies and backdrops of rolling hills, barley fields, woodland and more than a few local sheep.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our Scottish Borders ingredients come from fabulous local suppliers. You can be sure that your farm-to-fork wedding menu will be seasonal and impress any foodies among you and your guests.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferPlease ensure you quote Bridebook for your free bottle of champagne once deposit has been put down for any wedding package