Venue Hire

Threave Garden & Nature Reserve

World-renowned garden and nature reserve
Threave House seen from the garden, with a bride and groom standing on the steps
Photographer: Duncan Ireland
Venue overview


Beautiful outdoor wedding venue

A garden paradise in the heart of glorious Dumfries and Galloway, Threave’s world-famous gardens and beautifully restored Victorian country house combine to offer an idyllic and flexible venue for your dream wedding.

Located on the outskirts of Castle Douglas, Threave is only 20 miles from Dumfries and 45 miles from Gretna Green.

Throughout spring and summer, the manicured lawns and gardens, carpeted with spring-flowering shrubs and trees and over 200 varieties of daffodil, offer a picturesque setting for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception. These can be held anywhere within the garden – simply choose your favourite spot.

From the secluded Patio Garden, with water features and cottage garden flowers, to the Secret Garden, the opportunities for stunning wedding photography are endless, whatever the season.

Overlooking this mosaic of tree-lined lawns is Threave House, a grand Scottish Baronial mansion. Graceful staircases and bright formal rooms make this an elegant venue for intimate wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and dinners.

For larger occasions, a marquee can be accommodated in the grounds.


Drinks reception – 40
Wedding ceremony – 40
Dining – 40

Drinks reception – 40
Wedding ceremony – 40
Marquee event – 300

Gate Lodge, located at the entrance to Threave Garden, offers self-catering accommodation for up to 5 guests.