Embo House, Dornoch, Sutherland, Scottish Highlands for Wedding Groups

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Sleeps
8-16
Bedrooms
8
Dining
16
Capacity
120
Wedding Property Type: 
Houses
Beautiful historic setting for your wedding ceremony and bespoke celebrations for up to 120 guests, near Dornoch

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Embo House, Dornoch, Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, sleeps 8-16 in 8 bedrooms.

Embo House can be hired for your exclusive use and would form a magical backdrop to your dream wedding.

Embo House has been a wedding venue since at least 1677, as our famous "Marriage Stone" recording the wedding of Sir Robert Gorgon of Embo to Dame Jean Leslie attests! Today, the grand house, beautiful gardens and stunning sea views still make it a fabulous place for a big celebration.

At Embo House, you can have the wedding you want, as we don't do wedding packages. We have some rules and some recommendations, and ideally we'd like you to use our wedding planner (who's great!), and a tent company who know the house, but at the end of the day, it's up to you.

If you want to have a wedding celebration at Embo House, we ask that you hire the house for a whole week, so that your stay covers the period from when your tent is constructed, to when it is removed. Because, if you're going to invite more than 35 people, you need to hire a tent (marquee/stretch-tent or yurt!) ...and loos! With this, you have exclusive use of the house for a week, including:
- a Bridal Suite, situated away from other guests in the west wing, with double Jacuzzi bath and complimentary bottle of champagne
- 7 other generous bedrooms and en suite bathrooms
- a location just 2 miles from the town of Dornoch with its 13th century sandstone cathedral, shops, restaurants and hotels/B&Bs
- a grand Dining Room, seating 16, ideal for night-before "Rehearsal Dinners" with the wedding party
- an opportunity to share your wedding with the people you really love for longer than a night
- picturesque marquee locations in the gardens, ideally for no more than 120 guests
- fantastic photo opportunities throughout the house and gardens.

Facilities

The light and airy kitchen is well-equipped. There is seating for 8 round the table, a wood burning stove,TV, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer.
16 can be seated formally around mahogany table, with high quality cutlery, matching bone china and glassware. Tablecloths and napkins provided.
3 or 4 rooms in which to sit and relax, a couple of which have large, open fires (logs provided). TV and sound system available. Honesty whisky bar.
There are TVs in the kitchen, sitting room (Smart) and games room (Sky Sports). Most reception rooms and all bedrooms have bluetooth sound systems.
There is unlimited WiFi throughout the house and a landline in the kitchen which is free to use.
Games room has a pool table. In the Studio there is a ping pong table and in the Summerhouse is table football. PS3, jigsaws inside.
There are 3 boilers to ensure the central heating works and the water is hot! Additionally, there is a wood burning stove and 2 open fires.
The bedrooms are all named after local malt whiskies. All are en suite and 7 look over the sea. 4 bedrooms have zip-and-link beds for flexibility.
The bed linen is Egyptian cotton and is provided FOC, along with towels and tablecloths A maid service can be provided, if required.
All the bathrooms are en suite and contain proper showers. 6 also have freestanding baths.
We regret that Embo House, with its many sets of stairs, is unsuitable for disabled people.
Enclosed garden ideal for small people to play in and the sandy beach is only 10 mins walk away. Children's books and toys are kept in the library.
Golf practice pitching area with water hazard and bunker is ideal for golfers. Others might prefer the formal garden, Summerhouse or tree house!
There is no pool.
There is ample private parking at Embo House, for up to 20 cars. If required, garaging could be provided for up to 3 cars.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in Embo House, though it is allowed outside and in the Summerhouse.
Up to 2 dogs can stay, at a cost of £20 each. They need to be kept downstairs and off the furniture please. All mess to be removed before departure.

Location

Embo House and its 8 acres of landscaped garden is surrounded by farmland, but it is only one field away from the dunes. There is a path from the garden to Embo's sandy beach and beyond to Dornoch.
The Royal Burgh of Dornoch, Sutherland's county town, with delightful shops and restaurants, is just 2 miles away and is easily reached by car, on foot or on a bike.
There is a community shop in the village of Embo (1m across the fields) which is open most mornings, but Dornoch's shops offer greater choice and are 2m away.
There are several good restaurants, pubs and takeaways in Dornoch.

Booking Information

The changeover day is flexible. We request a refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit of £750.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
No
Breakfast
Yes
Other Meals
Yes
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Civil Licence
Yes
Wedding Planner
Yes
Marquee Space
Yes
Disabled Facilities
No

Getting here

Dornoch
Sutherland
IV25 3PP
United Kingdom
Tain train station, 11 miles away, is the nearest. Trains travel there from Inverness.
Buses depart north and south from the town square in Dornoch, 2 miles away from the house.
Inverness airport lies about 1 hour 10 minutes to the south, while Wick is 1 hour 30 minutes to the north. There is also an airstrip for small private planes in Dornoch.

Late Deals

November 2018 Late Deals

22nd -29th November &
29th - 6th December still available

December 2018 Late Deals

29th Nov - 6th Dec still available.
Also 6th - 13th and 13th - 20th.
Start & finish days flexible.

Rental Rates

Embo House can be hired for weddings at the prevailing weekly charge. There is also a £750 Facilities fee and we ask for a £750 Good Housekeeping Deposit, which is refunded if there are no damages. All other prices should be agreed with the people who provide those services.

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Embo House, Dornoch, Sutherland, Scottish Highlands
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Dornoch
Sutherland
IV25 3PP
United Kingdom