Macdonald Houstoun House

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£2500 - £5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
73 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

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
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
(39)
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David and Heather Brown
Happy couple married in January
January 2023
Best day of our lives!
We had the most wonderful, intimate, happy family day at Houston house. As we are an older couple we wanted something small, there were 24 of us, and very informal. Charlotte was absolutely wonderful! She understood completely what we wanted and went above and beyond to make sure every wish was catered for. The Strathbrock suite was sectioned into three giving us a perfect sized are for our small ceremony. A reception are for canapés and fizz and the third area was just beautiful with our table set with candelabra for our meal. The food was exceptional as were the staff. Our every need was catered and anticipated. Well done Caroline and the team we thank you from the bottom of our heart. David and Heather Brown
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Shazza and Nobby
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Best wedding experience ever
From the start of booking the wedding date upto and during the day itself, Caroline and the team were thoroughly professional, looked after us in everyway, no matter what we wanted or requested they never failed to deliver with no fuss or drama which made our day run smoothly without any issues. Caroline in particular made us feel welcome and added little personal touches which made us feel that she really appreciated our business. When we were looking at other hotel's they were decent enough but never matched the enthusiasm that Caroline showed which is why we went with the McDonald Houston House Hotel. We used one of the recommend suppliers Beautifuly covered and were blown away by their presentation accompanied by the work of the hotel staff the main hall which looked Fabulous at all times. The drive upto the hotel is stunning and the hotel itself is well presented with large grounds which we used for our photos even in mid autumn it looked great. I would thoroughly recommend Caroline and her team for anyone considering getting marrried in the west Lothian area. We loved it.
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Sammie & Frazer
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Best day ever
From start to finish our wedding here was magical! The planning was made so easy because Caroline is so on the ball with everything. She gave the best advice and made sure every detail was adhered to so that the day went so smoothly. She is honestly amazing! Houstoun is a stunning venue but the team make it even better. Everyone that played a part in our day made it fantastic. I can’t thank you all enough!! We left our decor the night before and the team just made it happen! They understood the vision and it looked stunning!! I would recommend this venue to everyone. We had a small day ceremony and a large evening reception. There were so many choices of rooms/areas to host each part, it really does cater to every need. The food was an important part for us. As we didn’t really want the “typical” wedding meal. Well, let me just say it was amaaaaazing! We were able to adapt our menu to exactly what we wanted and the food was delicious. Every guest commented to say it was the best wedding food they have had! Not to fancy for our fussy families, simplicity done well! If you want stress free wedding planning, with a team that will go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect then look no further. Team Houstoun you smashed it!! I just want to do it all over again!!
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Wendy and Terry
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
Stunning venue with amazing team
Our wedding was perfect and this was all down to Caroline and the staff. The venue itself was what drew us to want to get married there. The building and surroundings are just beautiful. As we began to lais with Caroline it was clear she was fantastic at her job. She is enthusiastic, full of ideas and nothing is a problem. Her calm nature really helped us to stay calm whilst trying to organise everything. Then there was the food. OMG the food was amazing. All our guests commented on how delicious the food was. I was actually dreaming about the food on the lead up to the wedding. Couldn't wait for dinner. We also stayed the night before the wedding as well as the night off. Every single staff member was amazing. Friendly, polite and like Caroline, nothing was a problem. They all made us feel special and really looked after us all. If your after a stress free wedding in a breathing taking location then Macdonald Houston House is for you.
J
Jade and Daniel
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
The most wonderful venue made even more special by the wonderful staff
Where do I even begin? Honestly from the day we viewed the beautiful venue to the moment we checked out the day after our wedding. We were made to feel so welcome and special and to be honest the top priority there was absolutely no bumps or hiccups on our day. When we wanted to make changes while planning the wedding with Caroline the wedding coordinator nothing was too much hassle and not only did she promise but she delivered. The venue, the rooms, the food and most importantly the staff made our day what it was I feel overwhelmed with joy when I think back to the day! Andrew the manager of the venue could not do enough for us he helped with everything and kept me feeling calm the night before the big day! They are a well organised, well mannered and very caring and compassionate team and I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say if we had to do it all over again I would choose this venue and team every time, so if you're thinking about getting married we highly recommend the macdonald-houstoun-house you will not be disappointed. Thank you very much guys for all your hard work.
M
Mr & Mrs Sloss
Happy couple married in 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!
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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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (1)

The VOWs Awards - Wedding Coordinator of the Year 2018

Bridebook Awards (1)

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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