Describe the best wedding that happened at Winton Castle?
We hosted a fun-filled week long wedding stay in the Castle and wider Estate summer 2022. The days included highland games, laser tag, shortbread making and whisky tastings as well as day trips to Edinburgh and North Berwick. There was even a ceilidh tuition by the Castle owner Sir Ogilvy! The wedding day itself welcomed 120 guests, mostly from the States, to put their new ceilidh knowledge to the test. It was an incredible week.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't put your guests wants before your own. It's your day, have it the way you want.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We love to see couples bring in personal touches. One of my favourites is table names based on places that mean something to the couple, along with a photo of them there and a short story about why it's so special. We learn so much about our wedding couples from touches like this.
Describe Winton Castle in 5 adjectives
beautiful, charming, homely, classic, friendly
Where’s the best photo spot at Winton Castle?
We have a jetty that leads out onto our private loch. It's an incredible photo spot and private from view from the rest of the Castle.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Winton Castle?
We did host the wedding of a former Scotland Rugby captain a few years back so we were very excited to welcome most of the rugby team that day. Along the sporting lines we have also served Chris Hoy as a wedding guests. Charlotte Church also turned up at a wedding a few years back when her partner was providing music for the ceremony.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Anything with haggis! Mini haggis, neeps and tatties tarts, or haggis bon bons with a honey mustard dip.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Can't beat a hog roast roll with apple sauce and stuffing.
What is Winton Castle most unique feature?
The gardens are incredible and photographers love the variety or picturesque spots.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our staff are always incredibly highly praised. They are our own in-house trained staff and they do a fantastic job.