We recently stayed a week at Abbotsford, renting out the whole house for my wedding. We had a group of 13 people including two small children that got to stay with us during the week. We live in the US and while researching getting married in Scotland (his family lives there), this popped on our radar- and we are so glad that it did. 80 people traveled over from the states to be a part of this amazing experience. Not only was the house beautiful on the outside and so picturesque (the best wedding pictures I have ever seen), but the residence has been decorated sparing no detail. Every room is wonderfully decorated and comfortable. The staff goes above and beyond what you could ever expect. I have traveled a lot and have stayed at many different places (hotels, motels, B&B's, apartments, etc) and I have never had an experience like this. The whole house if yours. We spent many nights just relaxing in the large kitchen and enjoying each other's company. There was no one to bother you or tell you you were being too loud, or did you have to deal with other guests mulling around. The rooms are spacious and are above 5 star quality (each and every room). In my opinion the bathrooms were the best part!! The staff really makes you feel at home and they really take care of you - from the minute you arrive till your last minutes there. Marianne and her staff make you feel like royalty. They even have activities for kids to do during any down time.
You have full access to the grounds of Abbotsford, which allows for hikes, walks on the Tweed River, seeing the wild horses every morning. I simply cannot say enough about my experience at Abbotsford. For the last three weeks that we have been home, all we keep saying is that we wish we could do it all over again- and who says that after a wedding?!?
As part of our stay, we did get married on the grounds as well. Our ceremony was in the Sir Walter Scott's library and was decorated simply and beyond our expectations. The reception was held in the walled gardens under a marquee. The staff really adhered to whatever we asked and really made the day special for us and our guests. Kat did an amazing job giving us our perfect wedding and making sure every last detail was taken care of.
We had the whole thing catered by Ochiltrees, their restaurant sits on the grounds. It was amazing food and they were very accommodating seeing that we were planning from so far away. Everyone really went out of their way to make our experience memorable.
I cannot say enough about what an amazing place Abbotsford is and if you are looking around in Scotland for places to get married - go here. I would recommend getting married here but also staying here. It really is worth it and you will have the wedding/vacation of your dreams!!!!
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||People with disabilities|
|Older travelers||Families with young children|