Civil ceremonies must be arranged through the local registry office in Peebles. Please note that the Registry Office requires a minimum notice period of 29 days but highly recommend that you contact them with eight weeks notice. Please take a look at the Information Sheet for Registered Civil Marriage Venues.
The 18th Century Dining Room is suitable for ceremonies of up to 50 people.
The Lower Drawing Room - perfect for small ceremonies of 8 people or less.
The High Drawing Room is the largest room in the house and is suitable for ceremonies of up to 50 people. The room dates back to the 16th century and has wonderful views of the main avenue and Bear Gates.
You can choose anywhere in the Traquair grounds for your marriage ceremony but please see below some of the most popular locations. Suitable for religious or civil ceremonies:
Cupid's Garden: A delightful enclosed garden at the side of the house where there is a white theme and a small stone statue of cupid with his bow.
The Traquair Maze: A unique and popular venue for those who want a ceremony with a difference. Be married in the centre of the maze or follow the example of one gallant individual who proposed to his fiancé here, having arranged for a firework display to take place at the very moment of her acceptance.
The Yew Tree Circle: An extraordinary venue in the woodlands at the rear of maze where a natural circle has formed amongst some of Scotland's oldest yew trees.
The Walled Garden
For more information please contact Liz Paxton (Peebles Registrar) on 01721 723817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Basil Clark - Roman Catholic 01896 752328
Rev. Janice Farris - Church of Scotland 01896 830309
Robin Lee - Episcopalian (Peebles) 01721 720571
Local Humanism Co-ordinator 07010 714776
Morag Cameron – Interfaith Minister 01896 750395