Comlongon Castle is a fantastic wedding venue just fifteen minutes away from Dumfries. Wedding ceremonies take place in the great hall which is located in the old keep. This is a fabulous room high at the top of a spiral staircase, complete with heraldic flags, loads of candles and suits of armour. The keep dates back to the 15th Century and was owned by the Murray Family. Alexander Murray the Earl of Moray was the standard bearer for King Robert the Bruce during the wars of independence. After a number of years of bitter border conflict the keep fell into disrepair. In 1880 the Earl of Mansfield restored the castle and added a small extension, the baronial mansion next door.
The main hotel has a superb layout including a function room, banqueting suite and a cosy bar. The hotel has very well appointed bedrooms, including luxury wedding suites complete with four poster beds and a sumptuous honeymoon lodge. This is adds to the high class feel of this self contained wedding venue. The fantastic thing is that everything is available under one roof, which means less travel and more time to enjoy the day.
The hotel offer 5 course wedding breakfasts, ring delivery by a friendly owl, falconry and firework displays to make your day perfect.
The weather was overcast for the bride and groom, Catherine and Olivier. But that was just fine given that most of the UK was suffering from extreme flooding and constant downpours. The bride and groom had traveled from France to have their wedding ceremony at this beautiful location in Dumfries and Galloway and the day could not have been any more perfect.
This was my first time as a photographer at a Comlongon Castle Wedding, however having experienced the magic and atmosphere of the place, I will be eager to revisit.