Weddings are back and we couldn’t be happier. And East Lothian’s Whitekirk Hill provides a unique and special place to tie the knot.
There’s no doubt that the COVID pandemic has impacted all our lives, but for couples planning on getting married, the stress has been magnified. Some have had to reschedule their big day, whilst others have chosen to scale back and host a micro-wedding. Now restrictions are easing, big weddings are back, and venues across the county are busy planning for the 2022 wedding season.
One of East Lothian’s premier leisure destinations – Whitekirk Hill – is launching Weddings on the Hill this spring. Ideally located in the heart of East Lothian, with sweeping views over the rolling countryside towards the Firth of Forth, Whitekirk Hill provides the perfect setting for your special day.
Brides and Grooms can realise their dream of walking down the aisle with a backdrop of acres of mature Scots pine and spruce woodland, ponds and open grassland or saying their vows indoors with stunning views to the Bass Rock from the light-filled reception rooms.
Whitekirk Hill’s space is flexible, accommodating 100 people inside or outdoors on the lawn to smaller, more intimate ceremonies. The snug bar allows guests to sip a glass of Prosecco in comfort whilst those who need a breath of fresh air can make themselves at home on the terrace. Working with a range of caterers, you can be sure your wedding meal is suited precisely to your taste and dietary requirements.
Those looking to tie the knot can expect impeccable style, service and modern luxury. There is a range of options to suit all budgets, and the team take a personal approach to help you plan the day of your dreams, from evening receptions to full weekends. Perhaps you would like to get the party started early? The Play Barn is available to hire for exclusive use or prepare for the big day in style at the luxurious in-house spa, which offers an extensive range of treatments.
And with an option to hire out the luxury lodges, you and your wedding party can feel at home and make the most of your wedding weekend. The eco-conscious lodges range from a romantic studio lodge fit for the wedding couple to larger lodges perfect for family and friends to share. All lodges are superbly equipped, offering everything you could possibly need to relax and unwind before the big day.
At the end of the day, it’s your wedding, and you should have the wedding of your dreams. The team at Whitekirk Hill are on hand every step of the way to help you embrace your celebration, allowing you to enjoy the day fully. They’ll take care of everything from the reception to the catering and marquee hire. It’s your day – go for it and celebrate in style with a wedding on the hill!
A special thank you to Lindsay and Rory Grey for wedding pictures. Cover image and all images (except bottom right) © Zsofia | studiolifephotography.co.uk