Wedding Testimonials


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Testimonials

We got married at craigsanquhar house on the 14th of April. We booked our wedding a year ago and got looked after just perfect from the day we booked the wedding to the wedding day itself. Katy and Fiona were extremely helpful nothing was ever any bother . Katy especially was brilliant with us throughout the year she went out her way to make sure everything was how we wanted it to be. she couldn’t have been anymore helpful and especially on the wedding day . Katy would answer emails at all hours which was so very kind of her she really didn’t have too. Half the time i was emailing questions so i wouldnt forget to ask them and straight away a reply . Katy is so organised and efficient. There is no doubt that your wedding will be everything and more you want if you book at craigsanquhar . She is amazing at her job and all the

staff who work there also look after you soo well ! We had a few wedding problems none of which were anything to do with the venue. We had problems with kilts the night before- she made sure it was all sorted and most of all , made me and my husband calm as we were starting to stress out ! The morning of the wedding came with problems also, our florist didn’t deliver the correct amount of flowers for the bridesmaids . Katy was completely on the case and sorted it all out for us . I felt no stress atal as she was addiment she would deal with it so I didn’t have to – soo lovely and kind of her . She made me feel like i had nothing to stress about even though 1 out of 3 bridesmaids had flowers had arrived . Unfortunate for katy the florist we had ordered the flowers from ( flowers at dawn, dundee) were extremely rude to her and unhelpful but this did not phase her , no messing about as time was ticking . she was getting no place with them So took it on herself to get flowers from a florist she uses herself (brodies blooms,cupar)who were fantastic may i add! Katy again went over and above and sorted the problem for us to make sure everything was perfect. She was very calm throughout and kept us all updated and within an hour and a half had all the bridesmaid bouquets of flowers that were just perfect! All the staff were very friendly and helpful on the wedding day also – our guests had a great day thanks to all you lovely people. The food was also great, our guests again all enjoyed thier meals and all commented on the great service they received. The food in the resturant is also very tasty ,good menu choice and reasonably priced. Our day was just perfect so thank you again to everyone who worked the day of our wedding .

Mr and Mrs French 14/04/18

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Chris and I had our wedding at Craigsanquhar House Hotel on Saturday 24th March. From the minute we booked it back in October 2016, we had no doubt that we would have a wonderful day. Katy and Fiona were super supportive and attentive from start to finish (special recognition to Katy for answering my panicky or silly emails super quick)!
My bridesmaids, family and I arrived the night before the wedding and all staff were fabulous, and the food was to die for! We brought all of our wedding bits and within a few hours the staff had set up what they could before the actual day- amazing.
On the morning of, Katy was constantly checking in, providing reassuring words to everyone (particularly my nervous dad) and just generally being a great support.
We had the best day ever, and the majority of our guests said the day was super organised and chilled and one of the best venues they have been to for a wedding.
If we could do it all again we would in a heartbeat.
We will certainly be back to stay for dinner and maybe an overnight stay as the beds are just like sleeping on clouds- super comfy and I am still desperate to try out the amazing bath tub!!

Thank you so much to everyone for making our entire weekend one we will never forget. Craigsanquhar is just beautiful and I would highly recommend for any couple looking to book their wedding in an idyllic setting.

Lots of love,

Mr and Mrs Lindsay 24/03/18

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No words can explain how happy we were with the whole day. From booking the wedding to the special day Fiona and Katy were amazing. They helped us plan our perfect wedding, and made me feel at ease not just through planning but on the lead up to the day and the day itself.

Katy was there on the day, and it really couldn’t have gone ahead without her. She was amazing, and all our guests couldn’t believe just how great she was. Cannot thank her enough!

The service is great, food is delishious, rooms are stunning especially the newly refurbished suites, the views are incredible and it was the perfect location for our wedding.

We were married out on the lawn, with the beautiful countryside in the background. Our guests couldn’t believe how perfect it was.

Would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married, or even just for an overnight stay.

Thanks to everyone at craigsanquhar !

Mr and Mrs Young – 17/06/18

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5 star plus …….My husband and I had our wedding at Craigsanquhar House Hotel on Saturday 1st September 2018 and cannot recommend the hotel, Fiona and Katy enough.

Thank you just doesn’t seem good enough. We had the most amazing and perfect weekend. Our guests have all been impressed with a lot of them saying it was best wedding they had ever been to, and you guys played an important part of that.

From our first visit 2 years ago to the present day the level of service we received has been second to none.

Our guests booked the hotel and villas for the Friday and Saturday evenings and have commented on how lovely the venue is.

On Friday we had a pre-wedding mini festival with food and drinks outside at the fire pit. Fiona and Katy were so accommodating and arranged for the fire pit to be lit and kept lit all night. Along with our guests we had a great time and our photographer captured the night perfectly.

No request was too much for either Katy or Fiona. I would often email them late a night and would always get a response within minutes, it was like neither of them were ever off duty!

On the day of our wedding both Katy and Fiona were on hand to coordinate and ensure our day went without hitch. Both make us comfortable and ensured we didn’t stress about a single thing.

We married outside on the front lawn and the rain stayed off. The views are just breathtaking and perfect for such occasion.

The food was excellent throughout our weekend as were the waiting staff during our wedding reception.

We honestly can’t thank you girls enough, we truly had the best weekend of our lives (so much so we want to do it all over again lol). Again our photographer captured the enjoyment of not only us but all of our guests, including Katy being picked up during the dirty dancing mash up at the evening reception, haha.

You are both a credit to Craigsanquhar House Hotel, and we hope that the owners agree and appreciate how professional, hardworking and friendly you both are! You have become true friends to Gareth and I.

We would highly recommend this venue, Fiona and Katy to anyone looking for a venue or even just wanting a night away.

Thank you both xx

James and Gareth – 01/09/18

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As soon as we arrived at Craigsanquhar we knew it was the one….it was everything we were looking in a wedding venue (and more!). As soon as we met Fiona and Katy we felt completely at ease, they were both extremely friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about their jobs – it was so refreshing!

Fiona and Katy were absolutely amazing from the word go, they were super attentive (any questions I had during the planning stages were answered almost immediately) and they both went over and above to make sure everything was perfect on the big day. They both kept me calm and everything ran like clockwork (although I was very slightly late to the alter…fashionably late of course). I don’t think we would have been so calm throughout the whole day if it hadn’t been for Katy and Fiona’s work hard and constant check-ins. I have never met two more hardworking, dedicated and friendly individuals – they really are incredible!

 

I would recommend anyone looking for a wedding venue in the area to visit Craigsanquhar – it really is the perfect venue with outstanding customer service. I cannot thank everyone at Craigsanquhar enough for helping make our day perfect! Our friends and family are still raving about it now, definitely a day to remember. So thankful to have chosen this venue – wish we could do it over again….(if we could, I wouldn’t change a thing).

A big thank you again to the Craigsanquhar team, from

The Mitchells :) 12/05/18

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My husband and I were married here almost three weeks ago! We had been planning this wedding for two years from over in the United States and everything turned out perfect. We travellied twice before the wedding, once a year before, and once three months before. Katy and Fiona were absolutely amazing and we could not have been more grateful for them. They answered emails immediately and made this destination wedding so easy to plan. All of the vendors they recommended were absolutely fabulous and just as friendly and accommodating as they were! Shout out to Stucio and Waow/Hamish Robb photography for their brilliant flowers and photos. We met them the day of the wedding and I couldn’t believe how they were able to grasp our vision over email exchanges.
Back to the venue, the staff (especially Carlos and Dan, and the front desk ladies) were hands down some of the best people/workers we have met. And trust me, we had them pouring drinks all day. All of the food was nothing short of delicious and having us all wanting seconds.
We had 56 people attend the wedding and 90% of them stayed onsite in the villas or in the rooms. We are still getting messages as to how great their stay was, how amazing the food was and how the staff created such a fun, exciting atmosphere.
My dad had planned a firework show (don’t know how he did it) outside the front lawn and

 

it was spectacular. Being pretty isolated and in the countryside with no city lights to affect the show, it was the best fireworks outside of Disney we had ever seen! And that was all thanks to the help of the staff but especially Katy and Fiona.
The day of the wedding went so smoothly and as far as I was aware, went along without a hitch. We were able to have breakfast up in the bridal suite and have a pretty relaxing morning until our first look. Katy and Fiona both made sure that as I traveled through the hotel to get to our “first look spot” that doors were shut and guests were mostly away from the windows so we could enjoy a private moment with just the two of us.
We could not have asked for a more perfect day and that is entirely due to the work of Katy and Fiona. You two are both incredible and deserve to be recognized for the outstanding work you both do. We hope you both continue making couple’s visions become reality as you literally pulled our vision right out of our heads and made it in front of our eyes. Thank you will never be enough to convey how we feel about both of you!
Mr and Mrs Freeman – 15/09/18

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Wow where do I start….I cannot thank Fiona and Katy enough they were both amazing from start to finish! We have been planning our wedding for 2.5 years and it literally was the most amazing day of our lives!!! The girls made sure everything was exactly what I wanted even going above and beyond!! I have never met such dedicated individuals who truly are amazing at their job!!
Everything was just perfect!!! I will be forever grateful to you both and know without your hard work & help I wouldn’t have been as calm as I was!! We are truly honoured to have chosen craigsanquhar and would never have changed a thing!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

 

Mr & Mrs Brown – 04/08/18

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We got married at Craigsanquhar on the 25th of August 2018 and it was the most amazing day of our lives. Our whole wedding experience was made perfect by the venues wedding coordinators, Katy and Fiona.

From our very first visit to the venue, the girls were very accommodating and gave us all the support we required to plan our perfect day. Katy and Fiona are fantastic at their job and an absolute asset to craigsanquhar. These girls live and breathe work and even replied to my late night bridezilla emails. As the planning went on Katy and Fiona became more to us than staff who were supporting us to plan our big day and I couldn’t have imagined our wedding without them.

We arrived the night before to prepare the last minute touches for our big day and within an hour the venue was set up and ready to go. Katy met us as we arrived and was hands on from the word go; untangling fairy lights, setting up tables and calling suppliers at the last minute to meet our demands. She was even ready to do a late night Asda run for me to ensure we had all we needed for our big day (this girl is a saint).

I stayed in the villa with the bridal party the night before which was absolutely stunning and a perfect way to celebrate with the girls before the big day.

Carlos delivered us a wonderful breakfast on the wedding morning then Katy and Fiona were on hand to ensure the pre wedding nerves were at bay.

The whole day ran so smoothly and nothing was too much to ask. All our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, the quality of food and the helpfulness of all the staff. The whole day was so chilled and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

I cannot recommend this venue highly enough, they provided us with the wedding of our dreams and for that we will be forever grateful.

Thank you to all the staff at craigsanquhar for making our wedding day all we could have    imagined and more.

Mr and Mrs Wells xx 25/08/18

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We got married at Craigsanquhar House Hotel on 28 October 2017. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough. Our wedding was perfect mainly thanks to all the staff at the venue. I would particularly like to thank Fiona and Katy for everything they did to make our day perfect. Nothing was ever too much to ask or too difficult to arrange. From our first meeting with Fiona her organisational skills shone through which instantly put us at ease.

The venue is stunning and grand but with a homely feel. The surroundings are ideallic allowing for the most amazing photos. We were able to have our ceremony outside and this was no problem at all to arrange.

The food is second to none. We can’t wait to go back for another meal just the two of us. We were delighted with the food as were our guests. It is excellent food with generous portions. The prices at the bar are also very reasonable with a good selection of drinks.

I stayed in a villa the night before with my bridal party and it was amazing, so comfortable and relaxing. The night of the wedding we stayed in the house and the rooms are gorgeous, also one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in!

I honestly can’t recommend this venue highly enough, it was perfect from start to finish!! They deserve so much more than 5 stars!!!

Thanks to all the staff at Craigsanquhar for making our wedding day the most amazing day it could be.

Elaine & Andy Longwill 28/10/17

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Myself and my now husband had our wedding ceremony and reception at Craigsanquhar on 24th June 2017 and we could not have wished for a better day!

We had our ceremony outdoors on a lovely sunny day and the setting was a fantastic backdrop and the grounds look gorgeous in our photos. Every member of staff was extremely kind and helpful and could not have done more for us on our day. The food at our wedding breakfast and buffet was delicious and we enjoyed being able to have a pre-wedding menu tasting night.

Fiona & Katy, Wedding and Events Coordinator, were especially helpful and supportive and provided us with guidance whenever needed. We cannot thank them enough for this! The coach house was stunning and we enjoyed an outdoor drinks reception before our meal.

We cannot recommend the venue enough and thank all the staff for helping to make our day perfect! We look forward to visiting again soon!

Alison & Nick Forbes 24/06/17

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I cannot say enough good things about craigsanquar. Nearly 2 years of planning and every step of the way Fiona and Katy have been amazing. On the day the staff was amazing and everything went like a dream. All I can say is thank you.

Kirsty & Josh Fernie 12/08/17

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Myself and my now husband married at Craigsanquhar on 22nd July 2017 and could not have asked for a better venue. After finding the hotel just last July and getting lucky enough to get the last available Saturday for Summer 2017 we looked forward to the day for the last 12 months. We could not recommend the venue highly enough. Despite being extremely unlucky with the Scottish weather and spending the day dodging the rain – we had the best day of our lives and the staff of Craigsanquhar made it very easy to forget about the rain! Every member of staff was helpful and could not have done more for us – and the food on the day was delicious and commented on by many of our guests as some of the best they have had at a Wedding! Fiona & Katy especially have been on hand for the last 12 months helping and supporting us every step of the way and I cannot thank them enough for this. They kept the whole bridal party calm on the lead up and on the day and nothing was too much bother. The coach house was stunning and everything was dealt with promptly and professionally. We cannot recommend the venue enough and thank all the staff, but especially Fiona & Katy, for all their help in making our day the perfect day that it was! We can’t wait to visit again soon and wish we could do it all again!

Alison & Matt Christie 22/07/17

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My husband and I could not have been happier with Craigsanquhar as a Wedding Venue!! The wedding party, friends and family stayed the night before and the venue were extremely accommodating for us to have our wedding rehearsal on the front lawn the day before. The rooms in the Hotel were amazing and were available hours before check-in, lots of character and each different. Exactly what you would expect for a country hotel. We also booked the 4 Villa’s which were spectacular – all our friends and family enjoyed their stay! A special thanks to Fiona and Katy who were extremely supportive and helpful. Carlos in the restaurant who served our guests at breakfast! The food and drink you could not fault along with the waiting staff at the wedding breakfast. Our close friends and family are still raving about how amazing the day went and we will definitely be back!! THANK YOU AGAIN.

Amy & Lewis Scothern 08/04/17

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My husband and I were married at the hotel on the 29th of July 2017, we had the most amazing day and more than we could have have wished for. The staff are amazing and go above and beyond for you. Service is second to none. Food was amazing. We highly recommend the hotel for your wedding because Fiona and Katy are diamonds and will make sure your day is really special.

Cheryl & Kyle Whyte 29/07/17

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“Perfect wedding day – June 2016″

We had our wedding year in June this year, and cannot recommend Craigsanquhar highly enough.
The staff from initial visit, through planning, and the day itself were absolutely fantastic. So helpful and nothing was ever a chore. Their advice was accurate and simple, and they took the stress out for the entire planning of the wedding.
The day itself was handled immaculately without any hiccups or issues at all. Fiona, Joanne and the team were all great with the guests. The food was excellent, and the drinks reasonably priced.
Our guests haven’t stopped complimenting the venue, the hotel rooms, the food and the staff ever since the wedding.
Craigsanquhar will certainly be a regular haunt for us in the future, and we would recommend it time and time again.

Thanks again to all of the staff.

Gary and Amy Ewart

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“May Wedding”

I got married here on the 28th May this year and couldn’t recommend this venue enough. We stayed for the full weekend and booked out all the villas. The villas are lovely and spacious, with a great outside area for entertaining. There is a fire pit near the villas, which is great fun for night time! The rooms in the house are a bit dated, but they have a lot of character and are very spacious.

We got married outside on the grass and it has amazing views, which was great for getting photographs taken. We had our drinks reception outside in front of the Coach House, which is a lovely sun trap. The reception was in the Coach House, which is a very big room, lots of space for dancing!. Everyone really enjoyed the food. The staff were very attentive.

In the lead up to the wedding, Fiona was very helpful and always quickly responded to any emails I sent. She was great at keeping me right and helped to put my mind at ease!

I would highly recommend this as a wedding venue!

Sarah & Scott Clark

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“Perfect Wedding Venue”
We cannot recommend Craigsanquhar highly enough! We got married in October and had the most magical day! Fiona & Joanne and the rest of the staff looked after us from start to finish and our day was perfect in every way!
Our wedding pictures were taken in the grounds around Craigsanquhar and look amazing!
Wedding breakfast & buffet was delicious.
Rooms and lodges were clean and comfortable!
I can’t wait to return for dinner and an over night stay!!!

Carla & Craig Condie

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“Amazing wedding venue”
I recently had my wedding at Craigsanquhar House Hotel in October and it truly was the best day of our lives. Fiona and the wedding planning team were excellent and made the process easy. Fiona was organised, friendly, her communication was great and the day went brilliantly. I really can’t thank them enough. The waiting, bar and kitchen staff were also great and helped to make our day even better through their excellent service, attention to detail and friendliness with our guests.

We were lucky enough to be married outside on the lawn where our guests were all very taken with the view and gardens. We then had our reception in the stables which is beautiful. Having the bar outside of the main room and an open fire were the small touches that made all the difference. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Craigsanquhar as a wedding venue.
Kimberley & Barry Hughes

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“August wedding”
We got married here in August  and can’t fault it!

Everything was so well organised and everyone was really helpful. We stayed in the lodged for the weekend and they really are perfect. Other family members had rooms in the house and they all seemed very happy.

The food was lovely and there’s plenty of choice at breakfast.

Staff are all amazing and and I can’t recommend this enough as a wedding venue.

We had an amazing weekend and will definitely be back at Craigsanquhar soon xxx
Stayed August 2015, travelled with family

Jennifer & Kenneth Stenhouse

 

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I got married here October 17th and to sum it up in one word would be ‘perfect’. The staff were amazing and could not do enough to help and did everything to make the day a dream come true which it was. They work long hours and work hard at making sure it is a special day and that the function suite looks gorgeous. The views are stunning and the bridal suite was beautiful. I can’t see how any bride would be disappointed.
Sharon & Gregor Munro

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“Perfect Wedding Venue”
“We were married at Craigsanquhar on 11th July  and had a wonderful wedding day. The hotel is situated in a beautiful countryside area and we were lucky enough to have the weather on our side allowing us to have our ceremony outside on Craigsanquhars great lawn with spectactuar views. Throughout the build-up to the wedding and on the day the staff were fantastic and incredibly helpful. The wedding coordinator Fiona was exceptional. During the planning stages she was always organised and a great help to us. On the day she made sure everything was running smoothly and that we always had anything we needed. Our guests were impressed by the organisation at Craigsanquhar, making each part of our day perfect and the day itself run smoothly. We had a truly wonderful wedding day at Craigsanquhar and would like to thank Fiona and the staff at Craigsanquhar for helping to make our day so special. We would not hestitate to recommend Craigsanquhar as a perfect wedding venue to other couples.”
Mr & Mrs Motion

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“Fantastic wedding!”
“We recently held our wedding ceremony and reception at Craigsanquhar. From the moment we saw the venue we knew it would be perfect for us, we live locally but the rural surroundings make the venue feel like you are a million miles away, yet 4 miles down the road and you are back in town. The wedding co-ordinators Fiona and Joanne were fantastic, from our initial enquiry right up until the morning after and even days after the wedding Fiona kept in touch just to make sure everything was as it should be, they took all the stress away which meant that we could just get on with being excited and enjoying our wedding. The venue is stunning and is constantly being improved and each time we visited the place just got better and better! All the staff are totally dedicated and nothing seemed like to much trouble, all our guests commented on just how beautiful and seamless the wedding was, unfortunately we can’t take the credit for this as it was down to the hardwork of all the staff in this beautiful venue! From the moment we checked in to the lovely spens suite (bridal suite) until we left after a rather fantastic scottish breakfast we were treated like royalty and it certainly won’t be long before we pop back for a bar lunch! Top marks Craigsanquhar and thank you for having us!”

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“Our Perfect Wedding”
“We were married at Craigsanquhar on Sunday 5th of July and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. From the minute we booked the Wedding Craigsanquhar have been brilliant. We had great weather and managed to have our ceremony outside on the lawn it was perfect, can’t thank Joanne and Fiona enough for all their help leading up to and on the Wedding day, everything was perfect and all of our guests thought so too. Would recommend to anyone looking for a Wedding venue and we will definately be back for a stay in the hotel.”
Mr & Mrs Laxy

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“Perfect place for our wedding!!”
I cannot recommend Craigsanquhar House more highly following our wedding on 18 April 2015!
Firstly, the hotel & lodges provided amazing accommodation. The rooms were so lovely and all of our family and friends who stayed for 2 nights found them very luxurious. The honeymoon suite was also fantastic & very spacious – great for getting ready on the wedding morning!

The setting of the hotel is also just incredible! We were lucky enough to have a warm sunny day and managed to have our ceremony on the lawn in front of the house. It was AMAZING! It couldn’t have been more beautiful & perfect!!!
The food was also absolutely fab! The hotel provided a buffet breakfast for all guests which totally hit the spot! The food at the wedding was also perfect – the meal was incredible and they provided an awesome buffet later in the evening!
Finally, the thing that really made everything come together was the staff! The whole team were fantastic but in particular Joanne & Fiona were there for the whole day making sure everything ran smoothly! They honestly did the best job ever! THANK YOU SO MUCH!”
Mr & Mrs Thomson

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“Craigsanquhar gave us the perfect wedding”
I cannot recommend Craigsanquhar highly enough — we held our wedding here on Saturday 16th May this year and it was perfect.
From the day we viewed the venue, newly engaged, to when we left in the taxi after our reception, we were taken care of with great care by Lara, and then Fiona, and later Joanne as well, when Lara was off on maternity. Any questions we had were answered quickly and with the utmost attention, and every time we visited the venue, whether for a meeting or our food and wine tasting, Fiona was always on hand to greet us and guide us through the process. Before and on our big day, Fiona and Joanne were so efficient and calming — I knew that my requests would be met and I would have nothing to worry about. The other members of staff on the day were friendly and hard-working, and I felt like Craigsanquhar was home, which further helped me relax and enjoy myself.
As well as having a beautiful, quiet location and a lovely venue for the reception, Craigsanquhar has a wonderful restaurant team — our food was brilliant (the sticky toffee pudding is still being admired weeks on!) and the waiting staff were great at offering wine top ups during the meal. The evening buffet was also great, and many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed this on the evening.
Thank you so much, especially to Fiona and Joanne, who make a cracking team and are always happy to help. We had such a great day, and we’ll definitely be returning for a nice meal in the hotel restaurant and an overnight break in the future to relive the memories of our special day.”
Mr & Mrs Doughty