Roulotte Retreat

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Up to 35
11 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Chic, romantic, unique, eco-friendly venue nestled below the legendary Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders.
Roulotte Retreat Features & Capacity


Venue Type
French Roulottes
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Roulotte Retreat Full Description
At Roulotte Retreat we host small weddings and elopements, where each Ceremony is completely different and incredibly creative. Like the ‘Genie of the Lamp' we ask the couple for their ‘wish list for their Special Day’ and work with them to achieve and shape the wedding day of their dreams. The vibe of Roulotte Retreat is intimate, natural and bohemian with a backdrop of French Gypsy Roulottes adding colour to the already flamboyant wildflower meadow in the Scottish Borders. Guests can enjoy their own roulotte accommodation as well as gathering together either on the outdoor deck amidst Scots pine trees or around the wood burning stove in the eclectic Studio. The couple can then escape for their honeymoon across the meadow to their very own secret eco hot tub to bathe under the dark skies and perhaps enjoy a shooting star or more - what could be more magical?

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Avril
Hello, Avril of Roulotte Retreat here, If you are looking for a small intimate venue where you can celebrate in style either 'just the two of you' or with family and friends, check out our Elopements and Small Weddings at Roulotte Retreat. We have hosted over 60 couples getting married and each one has been utterly unique. If you have any questions or thoughts for Your Special Day then please get in touch with us, we are here and happy to help you plan your day so that you can relax and enjoy!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Roulotte Retreat Location & Contact Details


Bowden Mill House, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 0SU, Scotland

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Roulotte Retreat Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Tourism Innovation Award
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Roulotte Retreat?

Each and every Elopement and Small Wedding has a place in our hearts, all being completely different and personal to each couple.

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

Stay true to your Dream! Its your Day so enjoy every minute spending it exactly how both of you wish!

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

Hand painted Mandala created by the couple whilst staying at Roulotte Retreat and then presented as part of their Ceremony

Describe Roulotte Retreat in 5 adjectives

Romantic Magical Bohemian Chic Utterlyunique

Where’s the best photo spot at Roulotte Retreat?

By the lochan, surrounded by wildflowers and French Gypsy Roulottes

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Roulotte Retreat?

Yes, but ssshhhh!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Champagne on Ice, wrapped in foliage from the wildflower meadow with a few chocs for sweetness

What is Roulotte Retreat most unique feature?

Hand crafted French Roulottes

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Creating our Vision of a circle of French Gypsy Caravans around a lochan in our wildflower meadow to entice those who wish to escape the busy-ness of life! We are honoured that we have guests who continue to visit us several times a year and have done for the last 10 years!