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Entertainment & Extras

Ceilidh bands and Scottish Pipers epitomise the traditional Scottish Castle wedding entertainment and many of our couples opt to hire a Scottish Piper and a Ceilidh band.

For wedding parties of under 30 guests, the wedding reception would be held in the William Younger suites.

Here at Auchen Castle we can organise all kinds of entertainment and extras such as discos, DJs and Pipers. Our experienced Wedding Co-ordinators will help you every step of the way to make sure you are your guests enjoy a personalised and fabulous wedding experience.



Ensure your day goes with a bang!

Dazzle and amaze with this precisely choreographed combination of lightning fast barrages and arresting aerial fireworks bursts that leaves eyes wide open!

Fireworks - £995 (2019)

Ceilidhs and Discos

The most popular choice for larger numbers is to hire a Ceilidh band and/or disco. You are then guaranteed a party atmosphere with dancing into the small hours, lots of fun and laughter as well as adding some real Scottish ambience to your wedding reception evening.

Entertainment must be booked direct with the castle. Music can continue until 12 midnight. If you are booking Exclusive hire of the castle then a 1am license can be used when pre –booked and arranged with the castle.

Ceilidh Bands from £995 (2019. Subject to availability. Summer months / special dates may cost more).

Scottish Pipers

Pipers can also be booked to play before and after events.

The Piper pipes the Bride and Groom into the restaurant for their wedding breakfast and all guests enjoy this very special Scottish tradition - It really is a great way to make an impressive entrance in front of your family and friends!

Falconry Display

Enjoy one of our gentle owls gliding into your gloved hand before delicately alighting. Although the owls are amongst our most friendly and tactile birds, they are incredible hunters and will amaze you with their senses and silent flight.

A walk around the grounds with one of our Harris’ Hawks will allow it to demonstrate its speed, agility and intelligence, as well as a very personable, mischievous streak! Observe the confidence and skill of one of our Buzzards as they use their broad wings to glide effortlessly to your glove. You will also have the opportunity to meet and handle one of our eagles in an encounter that’s sure to be memorable.

Price £200.00 if having ring delivery

Owl Ring Delivery

Owl ring delivery at Auchen Castle ScotlandAdd a touch of magic to your wedding ceremony!

The soft gentle flight of Barney the Owl makes the delivery of the wedding rings to the altar a truly special moment.

Barney the Owl will fly in carrying the rings to the gloved hand of the groom, best man, or supervising falconer. This unique experience makes a fantastic addition to any wedding ceremony!

Owl Meet & Greet

Great for entertaining friends and family or for during the photographs on your wedding day. Our Meet and Greet includes 2 birds present for interactive handling. This can be done out doors or in doors in case of inclement weather.

Please enquire for prices.

Archery Experience

A sport of Kings, our fully trained Archery Leaders will be pleased to give guests a chance to pick up a recurve bow and test their skill and precision hitting the bullseye in our 'Have a Go' sessions.

Archery experience lasts 1 hour 15 minutes, and we are always happy to offer bespoke packages tailored to your requirements. Please enquire for prices.

Wedding Flowers

A superb Bridal Posy and a Grooms Buttonhole, prepared fresh a few hours prior to your wedding and delivered to the castle. You have personal contact with the Florist to arrange the style and colour of bouquet you would like

Wedding Cake

Your first duty as husband and wife - cutting the cake! We offer a delicious 10" round wedding cake with sugar flowers

Wedding DVD

Your videographer is discreet and can position the camera unobtrusively so that you can forget that it is there. Sometimes the video can pick up aspects of the wedding day that photography can't - including action, the movement of a breeze or the sound of laughter. Your Wedding DVD, recorded using the latest digital equipment, comes fully edited with titles & music.

Kilt Hire

For a true Scottish wedding. We can arrange kilt hire for adults and children. If you wish to book kilt hire, our tailor will contact you to discuss various tartans and arrange a fitting.

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Getting Here

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Travelling South on M74 from Edinburgh or Glasgow

Exit the M74 at Junction 15 signposted Moffat. At the bottom of the slip road follow the brown signposts for Auchen Castle (approximately 2 miles from the junction).

Travelling North on M6 from Carlisle

As you cross the border into Scotland the road becomes the M74, exit at junction 15, signposted Moffat (approximately 35 miles north of Carlisle). 2 At the bottom of the slip road follow the brown signposts for Auchen Castle (approximately 2 miles from the junction).

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