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

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

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
(16)
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Davina and John French
Happy couple Married on 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
L
Louise and David
Happy couple Married on April
April 2022
The Perfect Venue
The Harbour Chapel is the perfect venue if your looking for a unique setting with the most beautiful surroundings. Fiona and her team were a pleasure to work alongside and couldn't have been more helpful with planning our special day. From start to finish we had the most amazing day and we still have guests commenting on how beautiful the venue was. We can't thank Fiona and her team enough for making our day exceed all our expectations and to all future couples having their wedding at The Harbour Chapel - your in the best hands!
R
Roisin and Drew
Happy couple Married on April
April 2022
We couldn't have been happier.
We couldn't have been happier with the beautiful, intimate venue that looks even better in person than the photos. Fiona, the host, was warm and welcoming and ensured that everything ran smoothly and beautifully (even with our last minute music!) Could recommend her and her beautiful location more!
G
Georgina Holt
Wedding: February
February 2022
Absolutely stunning venue!
Beautiful venue, owned and ran by two of the nicest people you could meet. Great service in a stunning venue.
J
Jill's Cakes
Wedding: February
February 2022
A wonderful venue to work with!
Fiona, the owner of The Harbour Chapel, is a joy to work with. The venue is run with such professionalism and attention to detail. It is also the most beautiful place for a wedding or celebration! Fiona and her team will ensure that your wedding runs smoothly and is the most enjoyable and special day and it is my pleasure to be able to offer my services to couples who pick this venue for their wedding.
K
Katie Macgregor
Wedding: January
February 2022
Such a beautiful atmosphere
The owner and staff are all kind and welcoming, the most beautiful place to have a wedding with friends and family. Being able to have the ceremony, meal, bar and after party in one place is a rare dream. A million percent worth checking out and booking for your perfect day !!
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