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Threave Estate: a garden paradise near Castle Douglas, perfect for weddings and special events

Threave Garden & Estate

Venue type Historic House & Garden
Location Dumfries and Galloway
Capacity 1 - 120
Event types Weddings, Corporate, Private, Other
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Home to the National Trust for Scotland's internationally renowned school of horticulture, Threave's world-famous gardens, beautifully restored Victorian country house and Terrace Restaurant combine to make a spectacular venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

In the heart of glorious Dumfries and Galloway, Threave Garden & Estate is situated 1 mile from Castle Douglas, Scotland's 'Food Town', and only 45 miles from Gretna Green.

Venue suitable for weddings, corporate events and private parties

Up to 80 guests for drinks receptions
Up to 80 guests for ceremonies
Up to 40 guests for dinner

Terrace café
Up to 140 guests for drinks receptions
Up to 120 guests for dinner and dancing

Up to 300 guests for marquee weddings and events
Up to 120 guests for alfresco ceremonies and drinks receptions

Gate Lodge, located at the entrance to Threave Garden, combined with Millwheel Cottage and Granary Cottage in the wider estate, offer self-catering accommodation for up to 13 guests.

Weddings at Threave Garden & Estate

Overlooking a mosaic of tree-lined lawns, Threave House is set amidst 25 hectares of wonderful gardens. Gracious staircases and formal rooms make this an elegant venue for wedding receptions, ceremonies and dinners.

For larger events, choose from the Terrace Restaurant, nestled between the rose garden and orchard, or a marquee within the beautifully manicured gardens.

Ceremonies and receptions can also be held alfresco anywhere within the gardens - simply choose your favourite spot.
Available for civil, religious and humanist weddings, Threave offers endless opportunities for stunning photography, whatever the season.


Threave Garden & Estate is a flexible venue for corporate entertaining and events, offering a choice of indoor space in Threave House and the Terrace Restaurant or outdoor space in the gardens. Together, they create a relaxed atmosphere in elegant surroundings with excellent facilities.

Enjoy a sunset cocktail party on the terrace and explore the garden’s many hidden treasures, glass in hand. For maximum versatility, a marquee can be erected in the grounds, where the gardens provide a colourful backdrop.

Travelling to Threave Garden & Estate

Threave Garden & Estate is situated off the A75, 1 mile from Castle Douglas and 20 miles from Dumfries. It is easily accessible by road from Glasgow, Stranraer, Gretna Green and the Lake District.

Contact us

For further information please contact Linda Marshall, who will be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail, arrange a visit and help plan your event.

  • Telephone: +44 (0)1556 502575
  • Address: Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX