Friars Carse Hotel

Auldgirth, Dumfries, DG2 0SA
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Friars Carse Hotel Weddings

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Friars Carse is a traditional 19th Century Manor House, set in 45 acres of private gardens and woodlands with a private river near the village of Auldgirth. The Hotel has beautiful woodland and 1 mile of the River Nith that boasts stunning views of the farmland surrounding us.

Friars Carse is an ideal venue for Wedding parties, functions and meetings, catering for intimate parties of up to 50 guests in house. We have our own marquee which will cater for larger parties upto a maximum of 200 guests.

The hotel is licensed for Civil Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Naming Ceremonies, in house & in the Hotel Grounds.


  • Total No. of bedrooms—21
  • Total No. of bedroom suites—1
  • No. of function rooms—2
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Additional facilities—Private sea trout, grayling and salmon fishing on our mile plus stretch of the River Nith for the exclusive use of guests, with tackle storage, drying room and freezing facilities. Panelled snooker room. Nearby shooting (by arrangement) Cycling trails and a variety of golf courses to suit all abilities.

Reception capacity

  • Restaurant Dining—Up to 70
  • Buffet Style—Up to 70
  • Marquee—Up to 200

Wedding season availability

All year round


All rooms are en-suite with bath and/or shower, complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, remote control colour TV with Freeview channels and radio, hairdryer and hospitality trays replenished daily.

Dogs are welcome at Friars Carse and our grounds are perfect for walking them although they are not permitted in the public rooms, please let us know at time of booking if you will be bringing a dog.


We are situated amidst the rolling Dumfriesshire hills, adjacent to Ellisland Farm, the home of Robert Burns, a quarter of mile off the A76, 6 miles north of Dumfries, 35 miles from Carlisle and 31 miles from the most famous Gretna Green.


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Friars Carse is the most amazing place to hold a wedding and the staff are amazing too. Just returned from my daughter’s fairy tale wedding which more than met my expectations. Nick and Christine went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. The rooms were great and the setting so beautiful.”
Laura Dietz


"Thank you for all your help in making our Wedding Day such a special occasion. Everything was perfect. The venue was amazing, the food was perfect and the service and staff were brilliant. The honeymoon suite was amazing too."
Steve Barham


“Thank you very much for making our wedding day go smoothly and providing the amazing venue, food and drinks. Our pictures outside in the grounds are stunning.”
Jade & Nicholas


“We would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff for making our daughter’s wedding day so special. All the arrangements ran superbly and the wedding breakfast and meal the night before were both excellent. The the staff worked so hard and efficiently.”
S & G Bedford


“Thank you for all your hardwork and effort that made our special day go perfectly! We couldn’t have asked for more.”
Helen & Andrew


“I would just like to thank you and all the staff at Friars Carse for all your hard work to make our wedding day extra special. The food was amazing and the venue so accommodating that my wedding day was everything I had hoped and wished for. I would recommend you to anyone looking to get married as it was a fairy tale location and the service was perfect. Thank you.”
Mr and Mrs Sinclair


“I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at Friars Carse for a most wonderful wedding. The day, location, meal, rooms and service were all outstanding.”
Amanda & Ian


“Thank you for helping to make our special day so fantastic and thanks to the Chef for the most amazing food!”
Nathan & Louis


“Thank you for making my daughter’s wedding day extra special. Nothing was too much trouble. The care and service you all provided was second to none.”
A Wedgwood


“Thank you so much for making our dreams come true. We couldn’t have asked for a better setting, better service, better personal touches – you made it the best and most memorable day of our lives! Over the years Friars Carse has become very special to us and we would like to thank you all for contributing to our special memories.”
Lizzie & Stuart


“Just to say everything was a huge success. The staff were tremendously efficient in a very friendly way and very flexible. Thanks goes to your Chef: many of our guests said the food was delicious. The Whisky tasting was a ‘stroke of genius’! We are truly grateful to all concerned.”

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