Price Band: ££
Typical Price: £12,770
Price Range: £11,670 - £12,770
Based on a typical wedding ceremony AND reception for 80 guests INCLUDING canapés, wedding breakfast, evening buffet AND two drinks package.
Hire Price Range: £3,700 - £5,450
Guests for a ceremony: 150
Guests for sit down meal: 40 - 120
Accommodation Rooms: 15
Accommodation Capacity: 40
Features & Services
Suitable for grand weddings and small, intimate affairs
Available with Exclusive weekend use
Number of special wedding settings, indoor and outdoor!
Breathtaking, picturesque backdrop for wedding ceremony and reception
Stunning grounds for wedding photography
Delicious in house catering
Type of Ceremony
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Kippilaw is always hired exclusively for the whole weekend (or as long as you like) Bring families and friends together and keep the party going. Our 15 bedrooms, 2 lounges, large kitchen and spacious dining room, as well as the beautiful gardens, are all yours.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
You can choose to have your ceremony under the ancient copper beech tree or by the rose arch (and there are backup locations indoors in case of rain!)
Are fireworks allowed?
Fireworks are not allowed. There are race horses nearby so out of consideration for them, and other animals, we do not allow fireworks.
Is confetti allowed?
Yes, we would ask that you get environmentally friendly confetti please.
Are candles allowed?
We supply them! We have beautiful candelabras that you are welcome to use but if you want to bring your own that's fine too.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
The Lady Catherine Napier Suite is our bridal suite, spacious and full of light, it's the perfect place to get ready in the morning and rest at night. The en-suite has a standalone bath tub and a large shower, beautiful tiling and more quirky features.
How much does it cost to get married at Kippilaw House?
We do upfront and inclusive pricing here at Kippilaw. No "beginning from" or "starting at" only to find out it triples (or more!) later. Get in touch for our full pricing info.
About Kippilaw House
Dating back in parts to the 15th Century, our mansion house wedding venue is surrounded by grounds and private woodland, in Melrose, which is near Edinburgh. Ceremonies within the house and grounds available, weather dependant!
Here at Kippilaw we offer you the freedom of expression for your wedding day. We encourage creativity. Our packages can even include your wedding photography, flowers and cake. A favourite here, weather permitting is woodland weddings. We hope that by choosing Kippilaw for your wedding venue you will benefit from our expertise in hosting parties and events, it is after all, part of our history. We specialise in weddings from 25 to 120 guests within the house.
Having been lovingly restored retaining its original details. The House is tastefully decorated and furnished in a comfortable grandeur and has many original features. The reception rooms are delightful with real working fireplaces plus the modern heating system works wonderfully and we have wifi. Our grand staircase perfect for photographs with a viewing gallery. To add to the extravagance we also have a Victorian Ballroom with fully working semi circular Bar, leading onto a covered veranda, the perfect place for cocktail in the evening overlooking stunning countryside. We can offer accommodation for up to 40 guests.
Our food is sourced locally, we are very lucky to have fantastic food from farms including the best game and cheese. You can be sure you are getting great food here.
Congratulations on your engagement and we very much hope to hear from you.
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