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Q What time can my ceremony be at?
A We will only host one wedding ceremony per day, and we will work around you and whatever time suits you best. We would however recommend 2pm if you have less than 100 day guests and 1-1.30pm if you have more than 100 day guests.

Q What is your maximum number of people for dining/nighttime?
A We can accommodate up to 180 for dining and 200+ for nighttime.

Q How many people can I have at a table?
A You can have anything between 6 and 12 at a table. We have different sizes of tables to accommodate different numbers, however we find tables of 8-10 work best.

Q How much deposit is required to book my wedding?
A To secure your date we would ask for a £500 deposit. Thereafter an interim payment of £1500 would be required 9 months in advance. The balance would be due to be paid in full 4 weeks before the wedding ceremony.

Q Can I provisionally hold a date?
A Yes we can hold a date for 2 weeks for you without a deposit.

Q Can I bring in my own wine for tables?
A No, unfortunately we do not offer a corkage option within the hotel, but we have excellent wines on offer at competitive prices. Please come and discuss any options with us.

Q Can I have alcohol as my favours?
A Yes, many people like to have alcohol spirit miniatures as favours, and you can have this. We don’t however allow the mini bottles of wine or prosecco.

Q Will someone dress my room for me on the day?
A Yes of course, we love to dress our function suite and make it special for our wedding couples. We also know it’s one less thing for you to worry about. We’ll meet you on the day before and take all your setup requirements. You can rest easy knowing that the room will be set up beautifully, leaving you stress free and able to relax and enjoy your big day.

Q Will there be another wedding taking place in the hotel on my day?
A Absolutely not! We know your day is special to you and your guests and we take great pride in offering an exclusive experience for our wedding couples. Only one wedding takes place in our hotel per day. Your day will be completely your own and the care and attention given to you and your guests will not be shared with another couple.

Q What if my numbers change after I book?
A We know it can be difficult to confirm the numbers of people attending your big day but it helps to confirm estimated numbers when you book. We know numbers can change and you are allowed a drop of 10% subject to minimum numbers. These numbers can also increase up to a maximum capacity of 180.

Q Can I add things into my package after I book?
A Yes of course. We know that planning a wedding takes a lot of time and thought. You’ll be adding lots of ideas and gaining inspiration as you go along. Our friendly wedding co-ordinator is always on hand throughout your whole planning process to help you and to give you advice on any items you may wish to add for your big day, which might include an LED dancefloor or backdrop for example.

Q Do I need to ask my guests for a pre-order?
A No. Just like being at a restaurant or any other function, our excellent serving staff will attend each table and take your guests’ orders on the day.

Q If I were to take a pre-order would this bring my price down?
A No. In theory, this is a great idea, however in practice we find that people either forget what they have ordered or they change their minds on the day. Taking people’s food orders can also give you a lot more work when you’ve already got lots to think about and organise. We like to make everything as easy and stress free as we can for you. Let our staff take the strain for you.

Q Do my room rates include breakfast for my guests?
A Yes, as part of the experience we offer, all our wedding room rates are inclusive of a full Scottish breakfast for your guests.

Q My ceremony is at 2pm and check in is 3pm, how will this work for my guests?
A We advise guests to arrive at the hotel dressed for the ceremony, just like they would if they were going to a church. If their room happens to be ready, we will check them in. If their room is not ready, we will store their luggage and transfer their bags to their rooms once their rooms are ready.

Q Are children allowed to stay until the end of my wedding at nighttime.
A Yes. We know weddings are often a family occasion and children can play a large part of that too. We apply for a children’s license for every function that takes place in our hotel. As your wedding is a private function, there is no need for children to leave early. They can stay on and enjoy the party.

Q Am I allowed to bring in external caterers to do the food for my event?
A No. We do not allow external caterers to supply any of the food. We have an excellent team of experienced chefs and lots of options available. We will work with you to create any dishes or menus you would love at your event, as well as any specific dietary requirements you may have.

Q What size is your dancefloor?
A It’s always important to check out the size of the dancefloor. We love to see a busy dancefloor and people enjoying themselves. Our dancefloor is 20’x21’, and there’s plenty of room for throwing some moves.

Q Is there a payment plan option available?
A Yes. We know that by the time you add in everything from the dress, photographer, band, flowers and cars, you could be facing quite a large bill hangover by the time you get to end of your big day. To make it easier for you to plan your finances, we have a variety of options available to take away a bit of this worry. We have facilities to enable you to pay towards your wedding at any time. You can pop into the hotel or if you prefer we can give you bank details and you could set up a standing order to make regular payments. Alternatively, we also offer BACS transfer or Worldpay. We aim to make everything as easy as we can for you.

Q Can you help with Florist, cake, cars etc?
A Of course. Our wedding co-ordinator is on hand to help you with anything you need. She can make suggestions and give you a list of recommended suppliers for anything you might need for your day.

Q What size are the candelabras?
A We love our table decorations. Our candelabras are 60cm in height. They are silver 5 arm candelabras and come complete with candles to dress your tables elegantly.

Q Can I change my package after I confirm my date?
A It’s best to think carefully before you book, because you can upgrade your package at any time but you cannot downgrade. If you do decide to downgrade your package you must forfeit your deposit and rebook onto another package.