Floors Castle unveils royal wedding venue
24 Jan 2018
Located in Scotland, Floors Castle has royal connections dating back to 1867
Amid the excitement of this year’s royal marriage, a new wedding venue with historic links to the royal family has just been launched. In the grounds of Floors Castle, Scotland is the Queen’s House, a charming summerhouse that was built as a place for Queen Victoria to take her tea during her visit in 1867. Now, the Queen’s House has been renovated and refurbished by the Duchess of Roxburghe, an interior designer, providing a stunning setting for intimate ceremonies or for use as part of a larger garden wedding.
The Queen’s House is set within the castle’s showpiece French-style Millennium Garden, which was created in 2000 and features the intertwining initials of the current Duke and Duchess. The roman numerals MM, to signify the year, are formed in box hedging and flaked by the ducal coronet. The garden can be hired exclusively for weddings, with the opportunity to position a marquee on the parterre and create a romantic garden ceremony.
Her Grace, The Duchess of Roxburghe, said: “The Queen’s House offers couples the opportunity to use this intimate and historic summerhouse as part of a beautiful garden wedding here at Floors Castle. Built for Royalty, it played a very special part in the history of the Castle and the Scottish Borders and really is fit for a Queen. We look forward to welcoming couples and their friends and families to the garden as they celebrate their big day in this beautiful location.”
The newly-refurbished Queen’s House features an oak branch style chandelier and pea green paint scheme to complement the outdoors. Botanical and palm prints adorn the walls, as a reminder of the exotic plants and flowers that have been found in the castle’s adjoining glasshouses in Victorian times. Meissen china, which the Queen used during her visit, hangs above the door, along with etchings of Her Majesty’s visit and newspaper clippings from the time.
As part of the new wedding package at Floors Castle, couples can enjoy a two-night stay in the two bedroom Head Gardener’s house in the Walled Garden, which was built in 1817 and recently refurbished by the Duchess of Roxburghe.
For more information on Floors Castle’s new royal offering, visit www.floorscastle.com.