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Auchen Castle

Wedding Venue

Hidden in the Moffat hills, in the heart of Robert Burns country, just over the Scottish border, Auchen Castle is an intimate castle wedding venue.

Available for ceremony-only or exclusive use celebrations, turrets, gilded staircases and fairytale gardens await you at this very special, recently refurbished wedding venue.

The team at this wedding venue believe in that this should be your day, your way. Auchen Castle offers:

  • Indoor & Outdoor ceremonies
  • 34 Acres of Private Gardens
  • 26 Boutique Bedrooms
  • Weddings for 2-122
  • Private Chef

What makes Auchen Castle a unique wedding venue?

Over the years the team have worked closely with an impressive selection of wedding suppliers, building special connections with some of the finest. When you host your wedding at Auchen Castle you are invited to truly personalise your day - creating a unique and original celebration. Their wedding planners are there to assist, and your wedding can be organised from a distance if required. Ring on a Wing (owl delivery), showstopping floral designs, beautifully crafted cakes, Scottish piping, bespoke tableware and fireworks are all possible.

You can be married in the gardens, in an ornate ceremony room overlooking a lake, by candlelight, or in the castle's newest space: the turret.

‘All Taken Care Of’ and seasonally-inspired wedding packages are available. With exclusive use, the castle is yours to dress as you wish.

What is a typical wedding like at Auchen Castle?

No two weddings are the same at Auchen Castle.

Choose a two-day grand celebration where you take over the castle with country sports and private dining the day before your "I do" or choose an intimate yet absolutely showstopping "I do" moment in the castle's turret. Take a moment to savour your final preparations while your guests wait in the well-stocked bar and Ante Room, take the secret spiral staircase to the circular ceremony room and retreat for post-wedding dining...all in the castle's most intimate venue: the turret.

Ceremony-only weddings are also available if you have planned your post-wedding celebrations elsewhere.

Photogenic from every single angle, the castle has romantic gardens, a secret lake, winding wooded pathways and ornate interiors. Perfect for capturing those special moments between just the two of you.

What Wedding Packages does Auchen Castle offer?

When you say "I do" at Auchen Castle you are invited to design your day, your way - choosing venue hire and your favourite dining options - or selecting one of the castle's wedding packages:

Runaway Weddings
For enchanting elopements for just the two of you

  • Three-course meal
  • Bouquet and buttonholes
  • Witnesses (if required)
  • Bridal Suite


Wildly Scottish
For a classically Scottish affair

  • Hire of the castle
  • Scottish piper
  • Owl ring delivery
  • Bridal suite for the night of your wedding

All Taken Care Of
All the above, plus:

  • Wedding flowers
  • Wedding cake
  • Disco
  • Bridal hair & make-up
  • Three-course meal
  • Canapes
  • Drinks package
  • Evening buffet
  • Wedding stationery

Ceremony-only, exclusive use and seasonal offers are also available.

What Extra facilities does Auchen Castle have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

Auchen Castle is a stunning canvas from which you can plan the most showstopping celebration, and the experienced team are there to help. Whether you are planning from afar or simply want every detail to be perfect, they know all the intimate details about the castle and are full of ideas to help you discover the finest local suppliers to bring your dreams to life.

Where is Auchen Castle located?

Auchen Castle is located just across the Scottish Border, 30 minutes north of Gretna Green and only an hour from Glasgow & Edinburgh. The castle is hidden away up a tree-lined drive on a private 34 acre estate. Plenty of guest parking is available.

Other Information

Auchen Castle is a dog-friendly wedding venue.

Wedding tours can be booked online.

Top facilities

Live Band Facilities

Wedding Coordinator Available

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

100 - 150 Guests Capacity

Humanist / Celebrant Ceremony


Outdoor Ceremony

Parking Available

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Buffet Catering

Corkage Option

In House Catering

Evening Entertainment

Dance floor

DJ Facilities

Entertainment licence

Evening reception facilities

Live Band Facilities

Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Staff Assistance

Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster

Wedding Coordinator Available


Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests

Wedding Party



Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 122

Wedding Capacity Civil License: 122

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 122

Minimum Wedding Capacity: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Civil License: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Indoor: 2

Nearest Airport: Glasgow Airport

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 5 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 62

Nearest Train Station: Lockerbie

Nearest Railway Time: 20 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 16

Amex: Yes

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

Address: Beattock, Near Moffat, Dumfriesshire, MoffatDG10 9SH , United Kingdom

Auchen Castle is located within easy reach of the following international airports:

  • Glasgow Airport (1 hour 5 minutes' drive)
  • Edinburgh Airport (1 hour 25 minutes' drive)

Close to transport links, the castle is signposted soon after you leave the A74 and is easy to find.

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