We held our wedding at the house in November 2023. The communication from Bridget and the events team was absolutely fantastic, and everything was laid out clearly and concisely. All enquiries we had, no matter how big or small were addressed quickly and made us feel like everything was under control, keeping us reassured and stress-free.
When we visited the house, we knew it was the right setting for our wedding, however, we never anticipated how perfect it would be on the day. Both the gardens and interior were absolutely stunning, with no need for any additional decoration, such as flowers or wedding arches, which really helped as we were on a tight budget. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful and unique the place was which made us very pleased with our decision to have our wedding day there.
On the morning of the event, the banqueting manager, Amanda greeted me at the house and instantly put my mind at rest, quickly getting me set up and storing gifts for our wedding party, setting up music on the sound system, showing me to the oval room and providing me with a whisky to calm the nerves. There was always a staff member at hand when I needed anything throughout the day, who were very calm and willing to help with a smile, which really helped me feel welcome and valued. Many of our guests commented during the day and afterwards at how cordial the staff were, helping them with enquiries and were amazed when they went to the bar that the bar staff remembered their drinks order, that care and attention to detail is priceless.
The wedding breakfast was incredible, we had a three-course Honeyman menu with a custom gluten-free and vegan option for those with dietary requirements. Everything was really well made, looked and tasted amazing, so much so, some of our guests were telling us they felt obliged to lick the plates afterwards as the sauce on the chicken dish was so good! One of our evening guests, who is a bit of a foodie, enjoyed the hot rolls so much, he had three!
I was very surprised at the price to hire the venue for our wedding, it was very affordable and helped a lot with our overall budget. We had initially visited some venues in Edinburgh that quoted twice the price and more that I would argue don't even come close to the standard and quality we got from House for an Art Lover.
I would highly recommend the venue to anyone looking for something a bit different and aiming to wow their guests. The whole experience has been an absolute delight with no stress at all and many of our friends and family have been raving since, about what a fantastic place we found to host our wedding day.
I would like to thank Bridget, Amanda and the rest of the House for an Art Lover team for providing such a perfect setting for our day and for your care and attention to detail. There's not a single thing I could find fault with in the service you provided, it almost makes me feel a little sad that it's all over now as I enjoyed the experience so much. We will definitely be visiting the house periodically to enjoy the cafe, art classes and space, and hopefully, we will be able to experience someone else's wedding day there one day to re-live the joy we had on ours.