Macdonald Houstoun House

£3900 - £5200 for a package
Up to 170
73 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
The hotel is currently closed. We are offering virtual viewings at the moment. If you would like to arrange a virtual viewing, please just get in touch with the team.
From intimate gatherings to lavish celebrations, Macdonald Houstoun House exudes character and charm and offers a peaceful and romantic wedding venue.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
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

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
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


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

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


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


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Emma and Graeme
Married in July 2021
August 2021
Leask wedding 24.7.21
We cannot recommend the team at Macdonald Houston House highly enough. Between the beautiful venue and their expertise to make our day the best it could be. Caroline, their wedding Co ordinator, was so helpful in every way, no question or issue was too big. She really helped to make our wedding vision a reality. Thank you again to all the staff at Houston House for making our wedding the best day.
Sarah and Thomas
Married in December 2020
January 2021
Our Scottish fairytale wedding dream come true!!
We had the best wedding at Houston house, it was better than we ever could have imagined thanks to the amazing staff there. We managed to squeeze our special day between two lockdowns, they went above and beyond to make sure our day went ahead as planned. From the very start to now we have been so well looked after by the staff at Houston house, especially our wedding coordinator and general manager. Houston house has such a home from home feel and it is absolutely stunning, such a beautiful venue for a Scottish wedding which is exactly what wanted. The staff took care of everything on a stressful lead up (due to covid) we didn't have to worry about a thing. On the day we were put at ease and all our guests had true Scottish hospitality. Our guests have all said how amazing the venue staff food everything was. Everything was taken care of by the staff, they decorated our reception room better than I could have done or a supplier. The table and rooms were presented beautifully. The food was absolutely unbelievable, literally the best food I have probably eaten especially at a wedding. The food was 11/10! Incredible. The menu tasting before the wedding was incredible too, such a high quality of food, drink and service. It was the wedding of our dreams, no actually it was better than we could have imagined. We can't wait to go back to have our big reception party this year on our anniversary. It is such a magical place, the hotel and Tower House itself and the grounds. I know 1000% we wouldn't get better service anywhere else. Thank you Houston house for making our dreams come true.
Mr & Mrs Vallance
Married in November 2020
November 2020
What a great day we had we were looked after by linsey and her team and they were always on hand to make sure our day went smooth. they kept us moving along as the day passes so quickly they kept us on track which was great and many guest where amazed by the food "best meal I have ever had" said 1 guest with many more compliments...Nothing was a problem- they even supplied a playstation for my 5 year old in case he got bored - an we also had a private breakfast for the guests that stayed overnight - that was just a lovely touch by the hotel ....just an amazing day at an amazing venue with amazing service ...
Mr and Mrs Rodgers
Married in September 2020
October 2020
We couldn’t have had a better day on our wedding at houstoun house if we tried!
We couldn’t have had a better day on our wedding at houstoun house if we tried! Considering we are in the middle of a pandemic we couldn’t have had a better day! The staff at houstoun house have been unreal from start to finish! We were due to get married June this year, postponed until June next year then decided last minute to bring it forward as we realised what actually mattered the most and that was us getting married not how many guests we could have. The day went superbly well! Lynsey and Andrew have really been incredible and were always on hand to help when we needed it. They have been very kind to us & even with everything going on still went above & beyond to make sure we had our special day. All of our guests keep telling us how amazing the food was, how amazing the staff were and we just can’t quite believe how amazing the day was! Due to smaller numbers , social distancing etc we didn’t expect it to go how it went at all. We can’t thank houstoun house enough & we cannot wait to have our reception here in June 2021! Thank you so so much again. Mr & Mrs Rodgers
Julie and Stewart Turner
Married in March 2020
September 2020
We had the most amazing day!
Thank you again for everything you and the team did for us. That week was the most stressful week of our lives but you guys definitely made it easier for us. We had the most amazing day and will always remember how comfortable you made us and all our guests feel. I have a few event organisers as friends and they were all extremely impressed with your team and the running of the wedding.
Craig and Yvette Webster
Married in January 2020
September 2020
The location and history is inspiring!
Our first viewing of Macdonald Houston House was so very welcoming and within the first few minutes we both knew that this was to be the venue for our wedding. The location and history of Macdonald Houston House Hotel is inspiring and an ideal setting for our wedding reception. We wanted something with character but also surrounded by nature and we feel the venue really ticked all of our boxes. The organisation of our special event executive, Linsey, made the whole process easy and she was a joy to work alongside. Thanks again to everyone who helped make our special day so perfect. It’s just a shame we only get to do it once!
Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

The M8

Nearest Train Station

Uphall Train Station

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We love them all

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

To remember that the day is about them, so they should concentrate on what it is that they want.

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

All the small details

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?


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?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

That with the Tower House being 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?

Our weddings team

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