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Receptions can be arranged in the house or in a marquee for larger weddings. Receptions taking place in the house are suited for smaller weddings and dinners.
Receptions in Traquair House
We are happy to accept weddings throughout the year however please note that due to the House being open to visitors in the Summer months the rooms stated below only become available for your exclusive use reception after the house has closed at 17.00.
High Drawing Room
The stunning 17th century Drawing Room on the first floor of the house can take up to 50 people for a stand up drinks reception and if your party is under 30 guests dancing can be arranged on a small scale. A perfect room to have drinks before and after dinner.
The Dining Room
The 18th century Dining Room is situated on the ground floor in one of the wings of the house. Decorated with French hand blocked wallpaper bought in 1856 and family portraits dating back to the 1600's. The room is warm and human in scale. Suitable for small dinners as well as larger parties.
- Up to 25 guests can be seated around the main table.
- Up to 34 on 3- 4 separate tables.
- Up to 40 guests can be accommodated with a table in the adjoining Lower Drawing Room.
The table is laid with silver candelabras, crystal glassware and white and gold china.
The Lower Drawing Room
Adjoining the Dining Room is the Lower Drawing Room which is suitable for very small receptions of up to 10 people. Like the Dining Room the wallpaper dates to the 1850's and there is an open fire which can be lit.
The Still Room
On the Ground floor the Still Room is bright and friendly room which is perfect for very small wedding meals of up to 8 people.
Marquees are advised for weddings over 50 people or if you wish to have music and dance into the night. There are two main areas we would recommend siting your marquee. These are on the wine glass lawn in front of the house or in the old walled garden near the 1745 Cottage Restaurant.
Marquees can be luxurious or as simple as you like. We work with our preferred marquee specialist and we would advise you to contact us at the earliest opportunity to discuss your exact requirements.
1745 Cottage Restaurant
The Cottage Restaurant may also be used for a more informal gathering in the evening. Up to 50 guests can be accommodated here and there is some limited space for dancing. A Bar and refreshments can also be arranged.