Dornoch Castle

Castle Street, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3SD
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Dornoch Castle Hotel Wedding

Dornoch Castle Hotel Wedding, view this spectacular wedding venue with stunning scenery which is the perfect wedding venue.

Spectacular scenery, wonderful hospitality and an ancient 15th century Castle. What more could you ask for when planning your wedding?

This will be one of the most important decisions of your life and you want it exactly as in your dreams. This is why Dornoch Castle provides an experienced Co~ordinator to reassure you and help to make your dreams come true.

Dornoch is recognized as one of the driest areas in the UK (comparable with the south east of England) and we at the Castle love to use our beautiful walled gardens whenever we can. This is also very helpful when our bridal party is piped over to the Cathedral for the ceremony.
There are excellent photographic opportunities in our Gardens, in front of the fires and on the beach.

Our wedding package is completely flexible and we can work on any ideas that our couples may have. ( 2 to 150 ~ all are welcome.

We can cater for up to 90 persons in our Garden Restaurant, which opens out directly into our pretty walled gardens. For larger weddings (up to 150), we can attach a marquee directly on to this room to create a very large and interesting area.

For small intimate gatherings (up to 20 max) we have our Terrace Lounge and this room is available for small ceremonies of up to 30 also.
Our gardens have been used frequently for ceremonies, both religious and non-religious.
The Castle does not have a civil licence, but the beautiful Cathedral
( and the local registry are but 1 minute’s pretty walk away.


  • Total No. of bedrooms—24
  • Total No. of bedroom suites—1
  • No. of function rooms—3 including marquee
  • Registrars can now carry their own licence which means that venues do not have to hold a CIVIL LICENCE. This in general for all Scottish wedding properties
  • Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Facilities—Yes
  • Marquee Weddings—Yes
  • Exclusive Use Weddings—Yes
  • Additional facilities—Royal Dornoch Golf course is 5 minutes walk. Golspie is 15 minutes north

Reception capacity

  • Table Dining—90
  • Buffet Style—n/a
  • Marquee—up to 200

Wedding season availability

All year


All of our rooms are delightfully individual and some feature four posters; super king beds, spa bath and an open fire in our deluxe honeymoon room. Our prize winning deluxe rooms come with a bottle of champagne.

Dressing gowns and slippers are included.

Extra accommodation can be obtained within walking distance locally.

Directions by road

1 hour north on the A9 from Inverness, 4 hours north on the A9 from Glasgow and 4 hours north on the M90/A9 from Edinburgh.

Driving Distances

Inverness to Dornoch Castle is 37 Miles (around 1 hour)

Directions by rail

Tain is the nearest station ~ 11 miles south.

The nearest airport

Closest Airport—Inverness (1hr 15mins)
Flights to Inverness
FlyBE from Gatwick 3 times daily (1hr 20 mins approx)
BMI fly daily from Heathrow
Ryanair fly several times a week from Liverpool and East Midlands
EasyJet from Gatwick and Luton (twice daily at weekends) and also from Bristol daily.
There are regular flights from Dublin and Belfast also.


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