Wedding Setting

A long-standing civil and religous ceremony licence enables couples to hold the all-important wedding service inside the hotel, or outside in  the well-appointed gardens & grounds, and of course this means guests are able to relax without having to worry about travelling from venue to venue. The cost to host your wedding ceremony at the hotel is only £250.00.

We can also gaurantee the weather as our latest addition to the hotel is the Glenlouis Conservatory overlooking the hotel gardens which means even if the weather does not live upto your expectations you feel that you are outside with stunning views over the hotel gardens.

Situated in a beautiful parkland setting, approached through an avenue of beech trees, with spectacular views of the Scottish countryside, The BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel is an ideal location for wedding ceremonies and functions. Our beautiful gardens and stunning surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for capturing those special moments. The Dryfesdale has been a venue for many weddings, large and small, with each one different and very personal. Famous Gretna Green is only 15 minutes drive away.

Enjoy the most special day of your lives in the most special of surroundings.

Wedding Planning

You have made the decision to get married, now it is time to plan and organise the wedding. This can be a daunting task, however, we will be only too pleased to assist you with any aspect of your wedding day, from recommending photographers and flowers to seating plans and menus. As a former church manse the BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Hotel is also ideal for holding your wedding ceremony.

We believe in personalising each of our weddings to suit the individuals. With many years of experience behind us, we are able to offer you a highly professional service, which will help you to explore all possible options. We can combine our considerable knowledge with the flexibility of the hotel, to ensure we give you a day to remember. In the weeks leading up to your wedding day we will always be at hand to offer guidance and reassurance.

One of our senior management team will personally oversee the day’s events, leaving you to relax and enjoy your wedding day.

Give us a call to arrange a visit to the hotel and allow us to show you our facilities and help with any queries you may have. Once you have been to see us, we will send you home feeling confident that your wedding is in capable hands. Prior to the wedding we will make an appointment with you to confirm the final arrangements.

Wedding Bookings

Once you have decided that you would like to reserve your wedding at the BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel simply follow these steps to ensure that everything for the big day goes to plan.

Confirm in writing the date of the wedding, approximate numbers and timings, accommodation requirements and a deposit of £500.00 (non-refundable).

It is necessary for those guests who require accommodation to advise the hotel as soon as possible. A deposit of £50.00 per room is required.

We will then confirm in writing that we have received your deposit and that your booking has been reserved.

One month before your reception we require final numbers confirmed to us in writing with the final balance paid no later than one month prior to the event and ask that you arrange for the final table plan be presented to us at this time

Final numbers should be confirmed to us 40 days before. An estimated pro-forma account will then be produced and presented for payment one month in advanceof the event. This will be based on the numbers that have been confirmed. Additional expenses incurred on the day are payable on departure.

All payments are non-refundable.

We thank you for choosing to have your wedding at The Dryfesdale Country House Hotel and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Food and Drink

Whether you are looking for restaurant dining or just a soup and sandwich bar lunch, The BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel has something for everyone.

In the Kirkhill Restaurant, you can dine in style, choosing from a Full Menu.

Alternatively the Manse Suite is also an ideal place to unwind with a coffee. Or you may even wish to try from the impressive range of malt whiskies available.