2018 was a year of royal wedding fever, and anyone looking to replicate some of the magic can now get a tiny bit closer, as the Prince of Wales is planning to open a new wedding venue on his Scottish estate, Dumfries House. Although the Prince is not in residence on the estate, he has a major hand in its running, having organised the campaign to save the grand Palladian house when it was up for sale in 2007.
The estate already plays host to weddings as part of the effort to make it a commercially viable enterprise. Currently the Tapestry Room hosts wedding ceremonies, and receptions take place in a a marquee next to the main house. The new permanent wedding venue will be built in woodland near to the house and will be able to host around 200 guests. There will also be a walled garden alongside it for outdoor receptions.
There is plenty on the estate to interest visitors, including an educational farm, where Prince Charles’ dedication to sustainable and organic farming is put into practice, a renowned collection of eighteenth-century furniture, a maze, and a 5-star guest house.
For more information about weddings and events at Dumfries House, visit dumfries-house.org.uk.