The Harbour Chapel

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£1000 - £2995 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The Harbour Chapel is an intimate, historic and unique East Lothian wedding venue for up to 120 guests. We are a diverse and inclusive venue, perfect for weddings, ceremonies and celebrations.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,000
Maximum Price
£2,995
- We accommodate to couple's desires and are happy to create bespoke packages, outside of the standard pricing. - We do not insist that people take our catering packages, and want to create a unique experience for you. - Exclusive use of historic chapel and elegant reception bar.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£20
Maximum Price
£100
We offer the option for you to work directly with one of our fantastic caterers, allowing you to make your food as informal or as formal as you require.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£80
Maximum Price
£150
Minimum Number of Guests
2
Exclusive use venue, catering, crockery, glasses, candles, candle holders, cake table and knife, party lights, fairy lights, vases, PA system, fully stocked bar and staff.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£3,000
Maximum Price
£12,000
Number of Guests Included
30
Exclusive use venue, catering, crockery, glasses, candles, candle holders, cake table and knife, party lights, fairy lights, vases, PA system, fully stocked bar and staff.
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.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
80
Reception Capacity
120
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
This spectacular former church and elegant reception bar create an exquisite destination in which to celebrate your love. The chapel is soaked in history and retains all its original features, the scallop shelled oak pulpit, balcony and ornate Victorian stained glass windows all contribute to creating this special sense of place. The venue provides the truly unique experience of getting married and then celebrating in an atmospheric and historic space. Beautiful banqueting tables can seat up to 80 for dining and a further 40 guests can join the evening celebrations. Our elegant reception lounge has a fully stocked bar. Every event at the Harbour Chapel is unique and we will work with you to create your own custom-made package to meet your personal tastes, needs and requirements.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Fiona Veitch
Welcome to The Harbour Chapel, We warmly invite you to come and visit us and get a sense of all that we can offer. We feel genuinely privileged to be a part of a couples big day and our main aim is to look after all our guests with a sense of value, warmth and professionalism. We hope we have the pleasure of meeting you soon. Best wishes Fiona and the Team

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2021
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(21)
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Liz and Nick
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Truly amazing celebration
We were married at The Harbour Chapel last weekend and we could not have been happier with how it went. Fiona and Holly were amazing at keeping us organised and making sure everything looked fantastic and went smoothly. Our guests loved the venue and all felt well cared for when they were there. They worked with all our other vendors to give us a truly amazing celebration. We cannot thank them enough and would highly recommend a celebration there.
M
Mike and Lusia
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
The venue was just perfect.
Our many thanks to Fiona and Holly for helping to make our wedding day special. They were such an incredible help throughout the planning stages, and made certain that everything went smoothly on the day. I can't recommend enough. They'll be with you every step of the way. The venue was just perfect. We had looked at a number of locations, but when we visited Dunbar, I think we knew immediately that it was the place. The town centre is gorgeous and easily accessible. The venue is steps from the harbour with incredible views of the sea and the Forth. Dunbar also has plenty of traditional and modern accommodations for guests, and is close enough to Edinburgh for those wishing to stay in the capital. The Chapel itself is absolutely stunning. Every one of our guests remarked on the beauty of the venue, and even we wondered how we had managed to find such a place. The chapel is elegantly designed, preserving many historic elements including the vibrant stained glass windows. Everyone looked amazing against the chapel's rich blues and golds. There was more than enough room for our 30 some guests while remaining a warm and vibrant space. The transitions between ceremony, reception, dinner, and dance were absolutely seamless. With the unpredictable coastal weather, not having to usher our guests between different venues on the day was definitely a plus. Between the bar and the main event space the guests remained plenty entertained in one convenient location. The Harbour Chapel helped us to liaise with their catering partners at the Good Table and the guests have been talking about the food ever since. The Harbour Chapel also has a fine bar with an excellent whisky selection. They were incredibly accommodating in making sure we had everything we might want. In particular, Ewan's knowledge and love of whisky shone through and made for an incredible experience for our guests. We couldn't be more satisfied with the incredible experience that the Harbour Chapel staff helped us to pull off and would enthusiastically recommend to all. Our sincerest thanks to The Harbour Chapel team for their professionalism, warmth, and hospitality.
M
Martin
Wedding: September
November 2022
Fine food and drink
The atmosphere is set from the moment you step through the door. The welcome, place setting all the way through to the fine food and drink selection is all a reflection of the attention to detail by Fiona and her team. If you want a venue where that caters to your every need the look no further than the Harbour Chapel.
K
Kit and Sam
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
So unique!
I cannot believe I am writing a review post wedding! It feels like only a few days ago that we met Fiona at the Harbour Chapel and decided that this was where we wanted to have our special day. My husband is from Dunbar and I am from Inverness, and like tradition would dictate, as the bride our original plans for our wedding were to get married in my hometown. However, out of curiosity my (now) husband and I went to visit the Harbour Chapel on one of its open days. The decor and the atmosphere was so unique. The care to keep historical elements of the building prominent in the decor as well as the addition of tasteful modern finishings throughout the building created such a welcoming and tranquil ambience. And the stained glass windows were just absolutely stunning, so much so in fact, that the colours inspired the 5 different colours of my bridesmaids dresses! But it wasn't until I met Fiona that I knew for certain that this was the place for us. Fiona was so welcoming and reassuring and instantly made me feel at ease. As a Primary school teacher whose life is planning and organising on a daily basis I can sometimes go into overdrive when it comes to planning other aspects of my life! I was instantly drawn to the Harbour Chapel wedding package offers as it not only made the planning much more simple to navigate, it also meant that Fiona and her team were there to support my husband and I the entire time, and in turn took so much of the weight of planning and stress off my shoulders. Something we are both extremely grateful for! We chose The Good Food Table catering company, Dionne from Morris Jones photography and Pixie Rose florisists, all local companies to Dunbar who offered package deals with the Harbour Chapel. The communication between all parties ensured that our wedding day ran smoothly with the food, flowers and photos all perfect! I cannot recommend the Harbour Chapel highly enough, the venue, the staff and the location itself allowed for us to have a truly fantastic wedding day that all of our guests have been raving about since. Thank you again to everyone who made our wedding the truly special day it was. Kit and Sam
A
Audrey
Wedding: May
November 2022
Incredibly versatile space
Attended friends' wedding at this absolutely amazing venue. The setting is stunning and the staff friendly and helpful. It has been tastefully and thoughtfully renovated and is an incredibly versatile space. If looking for a venue for a special event would highly recommend!
D
Davina and John French
Happy couple married in April
June 2022
More than perfect!
John and I had our wedding at The Harbour Chapel on April 23rd. We had originally booked to wed in New York but covid put a stop to that and we are so glad it did, as our day at The Harbour Chapel was more than perfect! Fiona, Euan, Holly and all the staff are outstanding! They made our day run so smoothly that we are still getting comments from friends and family on how amazing the venue is and how incredible the staff were, no one waited long to be served at the bar and how fun the staff are. Fiona and Holly took care of so much that we really got to enjoy the build up as much as the day, they organised our flowers, taxis, you just asked and they were on the case! Its now 1 month since our wedding and I miss them and while I write this review I feel I haven't praised them enough! We will definitely be back to have a party again, we just need to find an excuse! Thank you all so much. Davina and John French

Wedding Fair and Open Day

25th February 2023
Come and visit us at The Harbour Chapel to see our beautiful venue, meet local suppliers and discuss your wedding with our Wedding Planner. 25th February 2023 10am-3pm We look forward to meeting you!
Location & Contact Details

Address

10 Victoria Street, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1ET, Scotland

Travel Notes

Situated just of the A1, we are on the main East Coast train line from London to Aberdeen. We are only a 7min walk from Dunbar Railway Station. https://www.harbourchapel.com/location-2/

Nearest Town

Edinburgh

Nearest Motorway & Junction

0.5 miles

Nearest Train Station

Dunbar

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our weddings are the best! Everyone is different, every couple is different and we value that uniqueness and diversity.

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

Listen to your lovely family and friends, but remember, it is YOUR day!

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

Couple's love for each other.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Historic, Beautiful, Relaxed, Inclusive

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

A group photograph of all your guests in front of the altar and magnificent stained glass windows, taken from the balcony.

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

As the oldest Wesleyan Chapel in Scotland it dates back to 1764. John Wesley preached here on 21 occasions and in 1770 he wrote: “In the evening I preached at the new house at Dunbar, the cheerfullest in all the Kingdom”

What’s your favourite canapé?

We love good food so we love them all!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We serve a fantastic mac 'n cheese amongst other things, it goes down a storm!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our historic chapel with the magnificent stained glass windows originating for St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Everything from this beautiful space that we have preserved, reused and created. History is important and so are our guests, that is why we also want to create special memories for you that will genuinely last forever.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferComplimentary Prosecco