Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Recently some of the best weddings are the ones you didn't think were going to happen! A couple who had to change date 3 times, and were so informal and in love it was such a happy occasion with just the 2 of them in Cupid's Garden, and us. And a recent wedding for 20 guests from the US, who had an outdoor Outlander/Game of Thrones themed wedding in October 2021 - married in the Yew Tree circle and dining in the 18th century dining room by candlelight - wow it was magical and exciting for us to host! When a bride hugs me and says it is the best day of her life, it means so much.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Organise the biggies first - book your celebrant/registrar, venue, photographer and flowers - in that order!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Traquair themed favours, with the Traquiar logo and Stuart tartan ribbon
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
unique, historical, romantic, personal, traditional
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
On the lawn in front of the House, or in the middle of the maze if you have a good photographer!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
couldn't possibly say!
What’s your favourite canapé?
wild mushroom and almond filo parcels
What is your venue's most unique feature?
the history of the House
What part of your business are you most proud of?
the very personal service we provide to our wedding couples