Macdonald Houstoun House

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£2500 - £5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
73 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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From intimate gatherings to lavish celebrations, Macdonald Houstoun House exudes character and charm and offers a peaceful and romantic wedding venue.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,500
Maximum Price
£5,000
Self Catering Package Use of our Function kitchen Use of our Function Suite Use of our tables and chairs Table linen
What is included in this pricing:
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Choice of preferred caterers

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£60
Maximum Price
£155
Minimum Number of Guests
2
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£3,900
Maximum Price
£5,200
Number of Guests Included
60
Dedicated wedding co-ordinator Master of Ceremonies Red carpet on arrival Ceremony room hire Piper to play your guests on arrival and in for the meal One glass of sparkling wine on arrival Three course wedding breakfast served with tea, coffee and petit fours ½ bottle of red or white house wine per person with wedding breakfast One glass of sparkling wine for toast Use of silver cake stand and knife Candelabra centre piece for guest tables Personalised menus, place cards and table plan Evening disco A selection of hot filled rolls or traditional stovies for the evening reception Bridal Suite for wedding night Menu tasting for the wedding couple
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
180
No. of Bedrooms
73
Sleeps No. of People
169
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
7:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Spa On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Grade I/II Listed Building

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Full Description
Pose for pictures in the beautiful walled gardens, dine on award-winning cuisine prepared by our fantastic chefs and spend your wedding night in one of our beautiful bridal suites. Host your drinks reception in one of several elegant function rooms or gardens and, for a truly unforgettable wedding, book our Houstoun Suite - a ballroom which can host up to 200 guests. Our hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and offers all the flexibility so your day can be as you always imagined. With complimentary exclusive use as part of all of our packages, you can be sure to feel extra special when hosting your day with us. Our highly experienced wedding team will gladly assist you along your journey while planning a wedding that is completely personal to you and will ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. With friendliness and professionalism, you can rest assured that you are putting your special day in safe hands.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Caroline McGlynn (Sinclair)
Congratulations on your engagement! Here at Macdonald Houstoun House, we believe that every couple is unique - with our flexible and bespoke packages we can ensure that your wedding day will be as unique and special as you are. We would love to meet with you and discuss your dreams for your day. Get in touch with one of our specialist wedding team to arrange a viewing of the venue.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(33)
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Mr & Mrs Sloss
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Outstanding!
We can’t recommend Houstoun enough! Caroline was amazing in making our whole wedding experience perfect from start to finish and the venue was stunning. Highly highly recommend!
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Mr and Mrs Gray
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
A perfect day
We cannot recommend Macdonald Houstoun House enough! Caroline our wedding coordinator went above and beyond to help with every little detail! She made our dream come to life 🥰 Thank you Team Houstoun House xxx
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David and Sarah
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Outstanding Venue
Macdonald Houstoun House is a wonderful venue with beautiful grounds and amazing staff. From the first moment we got in touch with them, through to our wedding day itself, they couldn't do enough for us. Caroline (the Events Manager) and the rest of the staff took excellent care of us, answering all of our questions and helping us with every step of the planning process. Our wedding day went without a hitch and all of our guests agreed it was a perfect day. We can't wait to go back and visit for our first anniversary - if not sooner!
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Alistair & Bethany
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
Best venue for our perfect wedding
We can't thank Houstoun House Hotel and their staff enough for making our day so special. Nothing was too much for them. They helped make our day just how we wanted it by going above and beyond such as putting up outdoor lights in the courtyard and extra paper lanterns. Caroline was there every step of the way to help ease any nerves and answer any questions. Despite the weather preventing us from having an outdoor wedding, the staff was prepared for both scenarios. We had a lot of our guests stay the night before and after so they organised a breakfast the next again day. This allowed us to continue to celebrations. We couldn't recommend this venue enough.
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Lorraine & Gavin
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
The Best Day
Well what can I say, this truly is the most amazing venue run by a fantastic team. Caroline is the best at what she does, 10 out of 10, from our first meeting until the wedding day she kept us all on track and has such a natural warmth and genuine care for the married couple having the best day they can. Andrew and team were fantastic, we honestly felt like we were welcomed in by a lovely family for the weekend and nothing was too much to ask, testament to how well this hotel is run. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful, we were lucky enough for the weather to clear and were married outside and it was just perfect. Our guests commented on what a wonderful day they had, fantastic food, fabulous staff and service. We genuinely shared lots of laughs and joy with this team, firmly cemented in our beautiful memories of the whole wedding experience, to which we are so grateful. If you are considering this venue then look no further, you won’t be disappointed.
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Natalie & Andrew Scott
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Incredible day at Houstoun House
Andrew and I were so thrilled with the service and dedication we received from all members of staff at our wedding celebration in August 2022 at MacDonald Houstoun House. Throughout the whole process Caroline, the events manager, was helpful, friendly and ensured all our requests/needs were met. We were able to go for 2 separate menu tastings in order to have the best possible food and wine for our guests. Caroline led us through the plan for the day several times with patience and gave us helpful tips that helped us to make the most of our special day. The day itself ran without a hitch thanks to her, general manager Andrew and their dedicated team of staff. All guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, how well organised and ran the day was, the quality of the food and service. We didn't have a worry all day and couldn't be more thrilled with how the day ran overall. I would recommend Houstoun House as a wedding venue to anyone. You will not be disappointed.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Houstoun House, Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 6JS, Scotland

Nearest Town

Uphall

Nearest Motorway & Junction

The M8

Nearest Train Station

Uphall Train Station

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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Industry Awards (1)

The VOWs Awards - Wedding Coordinator of the Year 2018
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We love them all!!!

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

Remember it is your wedding day! Here at Houstoun House we thrive on making your day the way you want it, this includes flexible packages and a team that will go above and beyond to male your love story shine on the day!

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

There are so many! We had a wedding recently who had caricaturist transfer tattoos as their favours, there are so many little touches you can add, it is a very exciting time in the wedding industry!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, historic, affordable, flexible, inviting

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

With over 20 acres of private gardens, you will never be stuck for a beautiful photo opportunity.

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

Yes! We had Carol Smillie is an accredited humanist celebrant with the Humanist Society Scotland, conducting humanist, non-religious weddings.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our personal favourite, and the one selected by most couples, is our Haggis bonbons - they are a must try!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Homemade sausage rolls, they are amazing!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Tower House which was built in the 1600s, we have managed to keep much of the history whilst putting a modern twist on some areas of the building.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Team Houstoun! We had a newlywed couple who described our tam perfectly recently - 'The team at Houstoun House are like a family, we felt welcomed in to that family as soon as we arrived.'

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