the reception

After the ceremony, there are a number of locations to choose from to continue the wedding celebrations.

Each has its own unique character and all functions are catered for by our specialist wedding chefs, with delicious and imaginative menus to suit every taste.

Hope Scott Wing

Enjoy your wedding banquet in the formal dining room, with seating for 16 and featuring one of Scott’s most treasured views over the Tweed. Buffet-style dining is also available for parties with larger numbers.

Scott’s Private Dining Room

Up to 22 guests can dine at the majestic oak table in Scott’s private dining room surrounded by atmospheric portraits of his immediate family. This exquisite space with striking views was, during Scott’s lifetime, one of Scotland’s most celebrated tables, entertaining the likes of William Wordsworth and Prince Leopold, later King of Belgians.

The Terrace

For larger parties of over 100 guests, why not consider a marquee reception on our terrace, with its view of both the house and the river Tweed. Imagine your guests arriving to the skirl of a lone piper playing from the garden’s elevated turret as the sun throws shadows from Abbotsford’s gothic spires over the lawn and you’re already halfway there…

Ochiltree’s Dining

The restaurant in Abbotsford’s new Visitor Centre is available for evening receptions. This modern space can accommodate up to 80 guests for a banquet or up to 120 guests for a buffet-style meal. The balcony offers breathtaking views over the house and walled garden. (Please note that Ochiltrees is available for evening hire only).

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