Houstoun House Weddings
Houstoun House Weddings, view this stunning wedding venue in Scotland, including photos, wedding offers and reviews.
Set within 20 acres of landscaped gardens, Macdonald Houstoun House is a 16th century tower house which has retained all its original character. Although close to both Edinburgh and Glasgow, it offers exclusivity and quiet seclusion. Combine this with open fires, 4 poster beds and exquisite food and you have found the perfect location for your wedding.
We have a variety of rooms available for religious or civil wedding ceremonies. Our Shairp Suite is directly above the Strathbrock Suite and can accommodate 80 guests and the Houstoun Suite can hold up to 220. Or for something a little bit different why not consider getting married outside on the lawn.
- Total No. of bedrooms—73
- No. of function rooms—2
- Civil Ceremony Onsite—Yes
- Same Sex Marriage—Yes
- Outdoor Ceremony Facilities—Yes
- Exclusive Use Weddings—Yes
- Additional facilities—20 acres of grounds, Vital Health, Fitness and Beauty spa
- Table Dining—200
- Buffet Style—250
Wedding season availability
All year round
At Houstoun House Hotel there are 73 delightfully appointed bedrooms.
All rooms equipped with modern facilities, including:
Full en suite facilities
desk and working area
iron and ironing board
tea and coffee making facilities
24-hour room service
complimentary still and sparkling mineral water
early morning calls
newspaper delivery service available
complimentary use of our Vital Leisure Facilities
Directions by road
M8 from Glasgow
Start out on the M8 Glasgow (Eastbound). Continue forward with the M8 (signposted Carlisle, Edinburgh). At end of motorway continue forward onto Glasgow and Edinburgh Road - A8. Eurocentral Interchange. At Junction 6 continue forward onto the M8 (signposted Edinburgh). Leave motorway M8 at junction 3 then at roundabout take the 4th exit. Cross Motorway and continue Forward (signposted Broxburn). Junction with A89. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A899 (signposted Broxburn). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A899. Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel driveway is one the right hand side of the road just before the next roundabout.
M8 from Edinburgh
Proceed out of Edinburgh on the M8 signposted Glasgow. Leave the M8 at junction 3, then at roundabout take the 4th exit onto Livingston Road - A899 (signposted Livingston) Cross Motorway and continue Forward (signposted Broxburn). Junction with A89 . At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A899 (signposted Broxburn). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A899. Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel driveway is one the right hand side of the road just before the next roundabout.
Directions by rail
Uphall train station is approximately 0.75 miles away from our location.
National Rail Enquiries : 08457 48 49 50.
Edinburgh Airport is approximately 6 miles away from our location and will cost about £20.00 in a taxi.
Glasgow Airport is approximately 45 miles away from our location.
- Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator
- Master of Ceremonies
- Red Carpet on Arrival
- Ceremony Room Hire
- Piper to play your guests on arrival & in for the meal
- 1 Glass of Sparkling Wine on Arrival
- Three Course Wedding Breakfast served with Tea/Coffee & Petit Fours
- Half a bottle of House Wine with Breakfast
- 1 Glass Sparkling Wine for Toast
- Silver Cake Stand & Knife
- Candelabra Centre Piece for Guest Tables
- Personalised Menus, Place cards & Table Plan
- Evening Disco
- Evening Buffet of Traditional Stovies or Bacon Rolls for day guests
- Bridal Suite for Wedding Night
- Menu Tasting
"We made an everlasting memory for ourselves, family & friends by choosing to have our wedding at this venue. The grounds and venue in our pictures are exactly what we wanted and more. The whole day was sheer perfection. Everyone was made to feel relaxed and attended too. The meal was divine and loved by all. Our stay was wonderful and having breakfast the next day as Mr & Mrs Oakes with all our guests was a heartfelt personal touch. There was nothing they couldn't do to make our party feel welcomed and comfortable. Thank you to the Wedding Team for all your time, effort and patience. We cannot thank you enough."
Mr & Mrs Oakes - July 2016
"Thank you and the whole of houstoun house for making our wedding day so amazing. It went so smoothly and nothing was too much for any of the staff. Such an amazing team!!
Is there anything that we left. Was there any candles left over as missing a couple that I borrowed eek.
Again thank you so much, staff, food, accommodation was spot on."
Samantha Porter - November 2016
"I had a simply wonderful day made all the more special by the hotel and staff. I cannot thank them enough for everything they did for us to make the day as smooth and fun as it was. Marcelle and Catherine the wedding co-ordinators were amazing at introducing us to the hotel and undertaking all tasks asked of them over the two years planning our wedding.
Marcelle kept in constant contact with both my husband and I and was always quick to email back and supply us with decisions and keeping us informed of what was going on. Even though they had two functions on the day before our wedding, we didn’t feel a hindrance when dropping off our stuff, they were fantastic.
All the staff new how important an outdoor wedding was to me and thanks to the weather and quick thinking of the staff it was possible. I will always be grateful for how beautiful my ceremony looked.
We were always greeted with warmth and the actual day was no different. Every guest commented on how friendly all the staff were and Gianni was a gentleman making sure I was calm and knew what was going on at all times.
The Quality of food was is superb. The chef is an absolute credit and the drinks were excellent. There was no food left…that said it all. The food and drinks were delivered quickly and with wonderful flare.
We were stunned about how much we could get for our money.
One of our guests did not tell us she was vegan however when the staff found out they went out of their way to prepare a special meal for her. I was so impressed. If at any point I needed anything someone was always happy to comply. It was all so easy and smooth, the staff could not have been more attentive.
The hotel is beautifully kept both outside and in. The rooms are lovely and the whole place feels modern and comfortable.
My parents dealt with the payment of the wedding. It was well explained, they felt confident that all was correct and at no point did they feel pressured to settle the bill and all the bedrooms were settled with ease.
Special recognition to Marcelle our wedding co-ordinator for helping us plan our amazing day and inspiring us with new ideas and accepting all our mad ideas and running with them. She was amazing from start to finish."
Mr and Mrs Wylie
"Hi Marcelle – Well..back to work with a bang for us today! Can’t believe the last two weeks have flown by so quickly. Anyway we just wanted to thank you and all the staff who were at our wedding for making it such a special day. Everything went like clockwork and we both thoroughly enjoyed the day. We’ve had loads of compliments on the food served, how nice the rooms were, the flow of the day and the surroundings. The young staff who served dinner and were around for most of the night were brilliant – very discreet, quick and kept the wine flowing at just the right speed for our guests. Please can you pass on our thanks to them. Andy and I both wanted to mention that we appreciated very much the honesty of the hotel/staff around the wine that was unused during the meal.
We were asked if we wanted to continue serving this unused wine in the evening as we’d already been charged and we agreed. We felt this was really fair and very honest of the team – I’m sure some hotels wouldn’t have told us wine was leftover so thank you for that too.
Breakfast in the morning was well organised, great quality and our guests really liked the set up and it let us spend more time with our guests.
It was just a fabulous experience with Houstoun House. I wish I could do it all again!"
Mr and Mrs Carver
"Our daughters wedding was absolutely perfect and all thanks to each and everyone of you. From reception, to planning, food, service and facilities were all 1st class. Everyone in attendance had a great day."
"My new husband and I got married here on Friday 12th June and on behalf of both of us we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Houstoun House for their first class service and attention prior to, during and post our special day!!! All the staff were extremely pleasant and attentive to detail, there was nothing too much trouble. We booked our wedding function back In October 2014 and basically all we had to do was turn up on the day, everything was taken care of. I would especially like to mention our fabulous wedding co-ordinator Marcelle, such a pleasure and delight to work with and every request was met accordingly, we would also like to say a huge thank you to Operations Manager Marcin, he was in attendance throughout our wedding function and ensured every detail was to high standard. We were so fortunate to have our ceremony in their outstanding grounds which are maintained to perfection, the location is just ideal and amazing for photo opportunities, it was a true Fairytale dream wedding, we both couldn't be any happier or satisfied! Our reception room was beautifully prepared and meals were superb. And as for the Honeymoon Suite in Room 23, WOW!!!!!! It's one of the most beautiful and luxurious rooms we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The giant bed was soooo comfortable and lush, i could go on and on and on!!!! From start to finish we received outstanding service. We will definitely be returning hopefully on a regular basis and look forward to many more celebrations here in the future as Mr & Mrs Tomaszewscy!!!! Thank you MacDonald Houstoun House Hotel for our fabulous memorable wedding day, we will cherish the memories forever!"
"We would like to pass on our thanks to you and all the staff at Houstoun House who made our wedding so memorable on Saturday - it was a great day and all the guests commented on how helpful everyone was and they took care of everyones needs."
"My daughter had there Wedding Reception at this Hotel on Saturday 28/3/15. What can I say! This Hotel and there staff were brilliant! The room was beautiful and the Wedding meal was amazing. Everything from start to finish was faultless, and it just made everything perfect. I would also like to give a big thank you to Gianni for his organisation skills and timings as it is 1st class. His manners and customer service 10 out of 10 and the way he managed his staff as he goes that extra mile to make sure everything went well.There were lots of us staying over in the hotel, and the rooms were lovely. The breakfast were also very good, and staff were very friendly. I would recommend this Hotel if you are thinking of having a Wedding as we all had a fantastic day, and you will not be disappointed. A big thank you to all."
"We could not have asked for a better venue to have our wedding and exceeding all of our expectations and this is down to the team of staff who worked so hard during the day and all off your support in the lead up to the big day. We both had an amazing day, lots of fun and very relaxed, just as we hoped. Everything at the hotel was seamless and flowed perfectly, we never felt rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy being with our guests. We have had many compliments from our guests about the high standard of food and service at the wedding, "best wedding meal ever" has been quoted a few times!!"
"We could not have asked for a better wedding co-ordinator. The day was such a success, and not one thing was out of place. The staff on the day were also superb. James and I had the best day of our lives and all of our guests continue to comment on the service even to this day."
"Malcolm and I would like to thank you and all the staff for helping make Steven and Sammys Wedding such a special day.
You had everything so well organised and took on all our requests.
Could you pass on a special thanks to William who was so friendly and listened to our wishes for the meal, particularly the steak pie. It was superb. Lots of guests commented on the lovely meal and that they had never had such a tasty meal at a wedding before.
To Gianni for his help and hardwork during the meal, setting up for the evening and all his work during the evening. What we liked was that he worked as hard if not harder than all his staff (The sign of a good manager) Our experience of Houstoun House every time we visited over the past 2 years, we have been received with friendly and helpful staff.
We had alot of compliments about the venue, staff, meal and how relaxed the wedding was. We would recommend you to anyone looking to have a wedding or function. Thanks again."
Mother & Father of bride or groom
"My daughter Fiona and her husband Derek had there Wedding Reception at this Hotel on Saturday 28/3/15. What can I say! This Hotel and there staff were brilliant! The room was beautiful and the Wedding meal was amazing. Everything from start to finish was faultless, and it just made everything perfect. I would also like to give a big thank you to Gianni for his organisation skills and timings as it is 1st class. His manners and customer service 10 out of 10 and the way he managed his staff as he goes that extra mile to make sure everything went well.There were lots of us staying over in the hotel, and the rooms were lovely. The breakfast were also very good, and staff were very friendly. I would recommend this Hotel if you are thinking of having a Wedding as we all had a fantastic day, and you will not be disappointed. A big thank you to all."
Mrs J McIntosh
Wedding Late Dates
Sunday 27th August 2017
12.00pm – 4.00pm
Complimentary drink on arrival
wedding suppliers: 10 – 25
Come along to our Wedding Fayre for a chance to meet some fantanstic local suppliers in our Houstoun Suite!Our passionate wedding co-ordinators will be available for a showround of the venue, our chef will prepare declicous canapes to sample and our Strathbrock Suite will be dressed to show you exactly what we can offer!We can’t wait to hear about your engagement stories and look forward to creating the perfect wedding day you have always dreamed of!
For more information, please contact Louise or Kate on 01506 853831. (Quote “Wedding Venues in Scotland”)
Sunday 8th October 2017
12.00pm – 4.00pm
Complimentary drink on arrival
wedding suppliers: 10 – 25
Wedding Open Days every Saturday
10.00am to 1.00pm
Enjoy a look around our hotel, all setup ready for a wedding.
Enjoy some freshly brewed tea or coffee with our renowned shortbread.
Houstoun House Personal Showrounds
Viewing by appointment
Contact this venue directly via the link below to arrange a personal showround to view this wedding venue and discuss your preferences and the available options with their wedding team.