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84 Bedrooms
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Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
84
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
1:00AM

Food and Drink

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

Venue

Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Spa On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
We are delighted to announce that the Marine Hotel & Spa is undergoing a full refurbishment and is now closed to visitors until our grand reopening in July 2021. We are still working during closure and our wedding coordinators are available for any questions you may have. Tie the knot in our 18th century Victorian building with views your friends and family will be talking about for years to come. Whether its table settings or party favours for your nearest and dearest we will be with you every step of the way. We can’t wait to bring your fairy tale to life! Our large, brightly lit Bass Rock Suite with floor to ceiling windows make the view of the Firth of Fourth an idyllic setting for your big day. The Bass Rock Suite is an exclusive space available for you and your wedding party with its very own entrance, banqueting kitchen and private bar complete with a wide range of beverages for all your guests to enjoy. The Bass Rock Suite can hold up to 180 of your friends and family for your ceremony & wedding breakfast and evening reception to celebrate into the early hours. We can even host your reception drinks and canapés in our Bass Rock Foyer which has an accessible seating area. Why not choose a venue who can host your entire day complete with beautiful, comfortable accommodation. Looking for a more intimate wedding day? Why not enjoy your wedding ceremony or drinks reception in our lavish Drawing Room full of cosy furnishings and complete with the original fire place, perfect for those winter months. Alternatively, you can use our luxurious, private Library Suite with stunning backdrop views of the Firth of Fourth, with its dark oak panelling and warm burgundy colours, this vintage room can seat up to 22 people for your wedding breakfast.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Amy Bean
I'm Amy and I'm one of the wedding coordinators for the Marine Hotel & Spa with the Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts. I have 10+ years of hospitality experience and have now joined the company with our sales and events team since August 2019. I can't wait to meet all of our newly engaged couples, we welcome all kinds of unique, extraordinary questions and will absolutely tailor your day to suit you and your new life long partner!

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(4)
(4)
Peter & Jeni
Married in April 2021
May 2021
Small Wedding
Jennifer and I had originally planned our wedding at The Marine for March 2020 and we had a fantastic time planning and preparing for our big day with the help of Amy and her team. With just over a week to go we got the dreaded news that our wedding could not go ahead due to the government restrictions, we immediately contacted Amy who along with General Manager Bruno met us straight away to discuss our options going forward. Doing our best to predict the future we decided on a date in October 2020, we got regular updates from The Marine as time went on with what we could and could not have and our wedding went ahead on our rescheduled date in October. Our smaller big day was fantastic! The weather was great , our twenty guests still managed to have a drinks reception on arrival before we tied the knot in the Bass Rock Suite. The staff at The Marine Hotel went over and above to ensure that everyone was well catered for and everything went to plan (and even on time!) and in a safe and clean way! All our rooms were lovely and we treated ourselves the next day to a treatment in the Spa, as did a number of our guests! We cannot thank the team at The Marine enough for looking after us all and making it a very special day!
Jen & Phil
Married in April 2021
May 2021
Intimate Wedding
So we absolutely CANNOT fault the professionalism, dedication, hard work and flexibility of the staff at the Marine hotel in 2020 during such a difficult and stressful time. I feel a little emotional writing this as having our wedding cancelled 11 days before it was due to happen was absolutely heartbreaking at the time. The blow was made so much easier by having so much support from the staff at the hotel. When we decided we wanted to go ahead with a small intimate wedding with 15 guests in October 2020, the staff at the Marine were incredible. We had a Plan A, a Plan B and a Plan C, depending on any covid rule changes. The creative thinking, thoughtfulness and quick email replies with reassurance were an absolute blessing for us. We felt completely secure having such regular contact, and someone to oversee track and trace, and help us plan our 'bubbles' and organise our seating plan. I have to say, on reflection- we loved the small intimate wedding so much, we wouldn't change a thing. A cosy autumnal theme, fire on, candles lit, delicious food and our most important family and friends- I would highly recommend a small wedding to anyone now!! Lots of our friends had to rearrange weddings this year and I have heard some real horror stories. I am so so grateful for the Marine Hotel and am impressed by how they have handled everything. I can't wait to celebrate again in 2022!
Francesca & Calum
Married in October 2020
June 2021
Thanks again for a fantastic day!
Our original wedding plans were disrupted (like many others) by the pandemic. We had booked a large gathering with a different venue, that would not have been feasible, and like many others postponed. As our original wedding day drew nearer we decided that we wanted to get married regardless, with just the two of us and legal witnesses. We chose North Berwick as it is a place with special meaning to us, closer to home, and undeniably beautiful. Working with Amy from start to finish was an absolute delight. Her communications by email prior to our tour and after were prompt and clear. On site during our tour we were shown the large wedding suite along with the smaller rooms usually reserved for board meetings and dinners. We selected the library for our ceremony and the front room for a quiet dinner afterwards. It felt special to be the smallest wedding the Marine Hotel had hosted, and I can confidently say that they should start hosting micro-weddings more often. I could not have felt more like a bride, the staff were so accommodating. We brought some decorations ourselves and I was amazed at how the room was transformed. Everyone went out of their way to make our day special. I even forgot to pack my toothbrush the night before and the wonderful reception staff helped me out. That's not all. The food was simply amazing. I cannot describe how delicious it was, and the timing made us feel like we had a private kitchen just for us. The menu was customised by combining some ideas they had on their standard menu and some of our favourites. Accomidating gluten free was also no issue. The battered fish and chips were so yum that you couldn't tell they were gluten free. They even prepared special cocktails for us after we got in from the cold (we were married in October, so it was a bit chilly). The setting is absolutely beautiful, we had a photographer come along to capture the day and the pictures turned out amazing. In the late evening it was very quiet and we ventured out onto the lawn with some sparklers to end the night (with permission from the very delightful front desk staff of course). It wasn't the wedding we originally planned but, the team at the Marine Hotel could not have done anything more to make it any better. Our rescheduled large reception event venue has alot to live up to for when we are allowed to celebrate with everyone together. We were beyond pleased at our experience and if you are considering booking with them definitely get the Bridal Suite with your package for getting ready. I cannot explain how amazing it was - all I'll say is you will not regret it. We extended our stay for an extra night and we are already planning a stay for our first anniversary.
Juli & Theo
Married in September 2020
April 2021
Intimate, COVID Wedding
We have been working with the Marine Hotel since March 2019 when we were planning a big wedding in summer of 2020. Pre-pandemic and beyond, the events team have remained supportive, communicative, and understanding. Amy and her team have not only facilitated a date change for our big celebration twice, they also seamlessly accommodated our smaller, intimate Autumn ceremony at short notice. In a time that has otherwise been quite bleak for two healthcare professionals, we are so lucky to have created such an emotional and special memory with each other and with our parents. Amy and her team made that all possible: we cannot thank you enough.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Cromwell Rd, North Berwick, East Lothian , EH39 4LZ, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

North Berwick

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

North Berwick

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport
Press & Awards
(1)

Industry Awards (1)

Best Historic Wedding Venue 2021 - Lothian
FAQ
(7)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Everyone has had to face challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, we were absolutely delighted to plan what we could with COVID-19 safety measures in place and provide a beautiful, intimate wedding day for a few of our couples!

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

If you are having your wedding outside, always ask your wedding coordinator what the back up plan entails. As Scotland's weather is very unpredictable, we will be prepared for each season.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Coastal. Breathtaking. Romantic. Historic. Tranquil.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

West Bay Beach, North Berwick

What’s your favourite canapé?

Haggis Bon Bon with Arran Mustard Sauce

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Poke of Fish and Chips

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Floor to ceiling views of the Firth of Forth.