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Threave Garden & Estate

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


A garden paradise in the heart of glorious Dumfries and Galloway, Threave’s world-famous gardens, beautifully restored Victorian country house and Terrace Café 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.

Overlooking a mosaic of tree-lined lawns amid 25 hectares of wonderful gardens, Threave House is a grand Scottish Baronial mansion. Graceful staircases and bright formal rooms make this an elegant venue for intimate wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and dinners.

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 wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. These can be held anywhere within the gardens – 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 photography are endless, whatever the season.

With beautiful views over the garden and beyond to the Galloway Hills, the Terrace Café offers additional space for receptions, dancing and the evening’s celebrations, whilst for larger occasions a marquee can be accommodated in the grounds.


Drinks reception – 80
Wedding ceremony – 80
Dining – 40

Terrace Café
Drinks reception – 140
Dining – 120
Dance/ceilidh – 120

Drinks reception – 120
Wedding ceremony – 120
Marquee event – 300

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.