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Liana & Iain

Autumn Wedding

Everything was above our expectations and we could not have hoped for more from you. The food was hot and beautifully presented even though you were serving 176 people - no mean feat. We had several comments from guests about the quality of the food being the best they had ever had at a wedding reception. Your staff were so attentive and eager to ensure that everything was to our liking. 

The grounds of the hotel made a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos and the spa was a great place to relax in after the celebrations were over. We could not recommend the hotel more highly to anyone who is considering it for a wedding reception or any other special celebration.

Chloe & Dougie

Autumn Wedding

Dougie and I would like to say a massive thank you for providing us with amazing service and ensuring that our special day ran so smoothly! It was absolutely fantastic and we will treasure our wedding day forever.


Autumn Wedding

Just had my big day at Houston house hotel and would like to thank the great team, Louise,Nick and Gamni. Thanks for make my dream come true. You are are the best.


Autumn Wedding

Everything was above our expectations and we could not have hoped for more.  We had several comments from guests about the quality of the food being the best they had ever had at a wedding reception. We would especially like to mention Wilfried and Giovani who ensured everything ran so smoothly.

Carrie Leighann Boardman and Darren Whigham

Spring Wedding

Thank you so much. We had the most wonderful day.

Gillian & Murray

Spring Wedding

I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for Saturday. It far exceeded our expectations and you, and all the hotel staff were second to none. We were blown away and our guests couldn't talk more highly of the hotel.

Lesley and Stewart

Autumn Wedding

Just a quick note to say "Thank You" for making our wedding day so special. Not only did we have a great day and weekend, our guests did too!! Everyone's professionalism shone through from the start. Thank you again & a special mention for barman Jack who was a star!! 

Sarah and Iain

Spring Wedding

Iain and I would just like to say a huge thank you to you all, to Andrew and the staff who made our day the most perfect, beautiful day. We really had the best day. Your support and reassurance over the last year and in the lead up made everything so much less stressful and I felt so happy leaving our big day in your hands. Thank you to Louise who was there on the day and also to Andrew who Iain wanted to send his personal thanks for making him feel so relaxed on the morning and also helping him out with last minute bits. We both felt so relaxed and there was no part of the day that we would change. 

We are so happy we chose Houstoun House for our wedding and we will be back often as it is a special place to us now. 

Thank you again for being part of our special day and helping to make it the perfect day that it was. 

Lorraine and Douglas

Summer Wedding

Douglas and I would like to thank you and your team very much for making our wedding day so memorable, it was the best day ever - that we will remember for a life time. The location and setting of the hotel was perfect for our special day and the dedicated attention given by your team on the day made everything go so smoothly. 

We would highly recommend the MacDonald Houstoun House as the ideal hotel for weddings

Kelly and Kris

Summer Wedding

Absolutely brilliant day, hotel was perfect and staff were very helpful and professional

Ann and Eddie

Spring Wedding

Staff were always friendly.

Lorraine, Louise, Kate and Gianni were very helpful, they made my wedding pass smoothly. They reassured me and made me feel relaxed. They obviously enjoy their work and it showed in their approach to my special day

Mr and Mrs Stevenson

Spring Wedding

A massive thank you to everyone involved not only in the run up to our wedding but in making the day run smoothly.
We thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.
I can't say how much we appreciated your input and your professionalism on the day and through all the planning.
Thank you all once again

Samantha Porter

Winter Wedding

Thank you and the whole of Houstoun House for making our wedding day so amazing. It went so smoothly and nothing was too much for any of the staff. Such an amazing team!! Again thank you so much, staff, food, accommodation was spot on.

Gemma and Scott

Autumn Wedding

Thank you for all of your help and support in helping deliver what was a truly fantastic wedding! We had the most wonderful of days & seeing all of our planning come together was just fantastic. The room in particular looked amazing & really exceeded our expectations.  

Everyone at the hotel was great, please pass on our thanks to everyone including Giovanni.  

From the moment we first met Herve at our initial visit to the hotel to the moment we arrived as husband & wife you looked after us.  All of guests were well looked after and the food was tremendously executed, we didn't hear anything except praise for it all.   Even our morning breakfast buffet exceeded expectations!! 

Lauren and Scott

Autumn Wedding

Married here a week ago, had a wonderful time. The venue is in a beautiful setting, with lovely grounds & the old style building. The food was also lovely & beautifully presented. The staff were fab, particularly Lorraine who was always on hand to answer any questions on the lead up to the wedding & helped to manage & deal with queries on the day. The accommodation for staying over is also very good xx

Emma Hamilton

Summer Wedding

Cannot thank everyone at this wonderful venue enough for everything they have done for us! Stepping in to save our wedding with 10 weeks notice and providing us with the perfect day we'd always imagined and so much more! Thanks to Louise for an exceptional service from start to finish and for doing everything in her power to give us everything we wished for and to Gianni for making sure it all ran smoothly on the day and treating each of our guest so well in such a personal way! We cannot recommend this venue highly enough and I know all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed their day in your magical setting!

Mr & Mrs Oakes

Summer Wedding

We made an everlasting memory for ourselves, family & friends by choosing to have our wedding at this venue. The grounds and venue in our pictures are exactly what we wanted and more. The whole day was sheer perfection. Everyone was made to feel relaxed and attended too. The meal was divine and loved by all. Our stay was wonderful and having breakfast the next day as Mr & Mrs Oakes with all our guests was a heartfelt personal touch. There was nothing they couldn't do to make our party feel welcomed and comfortable. Thank you to the Wedding Team for all your time, effort and patience. We cannot thank you enough, Mr & Mrs Oakes

Adam & Nadia

Summer Wedding

Adam and I just wanted to thank you and the team for all your hard work on our big day. Everything was just perfect!! Thank you so much for being so accommodating to all our requests. You have been so attentive the whole time and we really really appreciate everything you've done for the wedding.

Stuart & Angela Pirie

Spring Wedding

Your help throughout has been fantastic and all our family and other guests commented many times on what a great location we'd chosen, how fantastic the food was and how they all had enjoyed the day as much as Angie and I had.

Shelly-Ann & Nathan Brown

Spring Wedding

My husband and I were married here and stayed for three days after our wedding day in the honeymoon suite before going on our honeymoon, the staff including Lorraine who was our wedding coordinator were super good to us, they made our day extra extraordinary. 

Austin & Lisa Maguire

Spring Wedding

I'd like to say that we had, undoubtedly, the very best time of our lives on that day and it was largely due to the incredible service we have received from the staff at the hotel.

I know I speak for both my wife and I when I thank the staff from Macdonald Houstoun House from the very bottom of our hearts and cannot wait to return to celebrate our anniversary in the beautiful hotel and reminiscing over all the amazing memories we have.


Jo & Michael

Winter Wedding

Whilst planning our wedding and on the day your staff were truly amazing and went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect.  

Kelly & John

Winter Wedding

The team were exceptional across all of the functions of the hotel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Catherine was a star and really did pull out all the stops to deliver what we needed.  Gianni was magnificent and his manner was completely on point, very calm, clear and assured.

Catriona & Steven

Spring Wedding

We loved the whole experience. Both myself and husband can't thank all involved with our entire wedding enough. Our day was perfect and so organised.

Dawn and Craig

Winter Wedding

Thank you all so much at Houston House for everything. From start to finish our day was absolutely magical! One of the best days of our lives, everything went smoothly and perfectly for us. Thank you all again.

Mr and Mrs Mathieson

Spring Wedding

My husband and I would love to thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for making our dreams come true. We had the best day ever and all of our guests have commented on how stunning a place Houstoun House is. My sister has even asked me how many people it holds as she is next for taking the big step.

We would love to thank all the staff who were so helpful in every aspect, way more than we could have ever hoped for. They went out of their way for us and we are eternally grateful to them all. Especially Gianni, he was the perfect gentleman and a wonderful human being. You should be very proud of all your staff and we will be talking about this momentous occasion for years to come. We have already decided to stay at Houstoun House for our first anniversary so you will see us around.

Thank you so much for everything.

Mr. and Mrs. Tannock

Summer Wedding

Would just like to say thank you to you and Kathryn for all your help in the lead up to our wedding and a huge thanks to Gianni and his team on the day. They were fantastic and ensured everything ran smoothly. Please can you pass our praises and thanks onto them.

The food was delicious so again please thank the chef. Myself and Adam had the most perfect day ever and the scenery at the hotel was amazing, we are excited to see our pictures. 

Many of our guests have commented about how nice the hotel was and the surroundings gave everyone some beautiful pictures.  We will definitely be recommending the venue for weddings to others and hope to visit shortly for an overnight stay and some dinner. Thanks so much!