Wedding Reviews

Brandt and Kirwan Wedding 26 Oct 2014

We thought you may like to read some of the comments people have made about weddings they have held or attended at Friars Carse over the past year or so.

“I am writing to express my gratitude and praise for the staff at Friars Carse Hotel. Christine was meticulous in her planning and most importantly in her communications, making sure nothing was overlooked for the day.
During our stay everyone commented on the friendliness of the staff and their willingness to make sure we were all looked after. Nothing seemed too much for them and their attitude and demure is a credit to your organisation. As they say you judge a ship by the happiness of the crew and this was a jolly boat!
A special mention must go to Chris who so ably looked after the bar and was there until the wee hours continuing to ensure a faultless service.”
Mike & Deb V ~ 35th Wedding anniversary party ~ March 2017



“I was here for my son’s wedding and loved it. The hotel is beautiful and the staff were so professional and friendly. The wedding food was fantastic, perfectly cooked and quickly served. Thank you to all involved in making this day so very special.”

Helen B ~ March 2017


“We had our wedding here in August and it was perfect from start to finish. We managed to have our ceremony outdoors, which was exactly as we imagined- stunning and so peaceful by the water. The marquee was beautiful and ideal for our reception. I can’t thank the staff enough – everything was amazing and they went above and beyond to make it perfect for us. Thank you so much xx”

Michelle M ~ August 2016


“My husband and I are so thrilled with our wedding day at Friars Carse. The service we received from Kelly and Alex was incredible. Kelly made the planning so easy for me being so far away in Canada. Thank you for making the process an easy and pleasant one. Kelly was also very helpful with all the details including my hair and make-up artist – who were fabulous by the way!
The day of our wedding Alex made sure that we had anything and everything we wanted or needed. He was a gem to us.
The staff at Friars Carse took care of every little detail. We thank all of you for making this day a special and memorable one. We are still talking about how wonderful Friars Carse was and we can’t wait to return. It is a beautiful venue for pictures, for long walks with your hubby (after wine and dinner), for food and service, and for the private dining room (if you’re like us and it’s just the two of you running off to Scotland to get married this is a wonderful venue that offers a private and elegant dining room with a candelabra for the dining table as well as a piano! It’s beautiful. The food was delicious! (It was the best meal we had in Scotland) I can’t leave out the amazing honeymoon suite! WOW! It was perfect! Very comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom with a jet tub that’s huge! Last but not least, it has the most beautiful grounds. There is really something special about this place. You’ll know what I’m talking about after you’ve experienced Friars Carse.
If you’re planning your wedding or function at Friars Carse, rest assured the team there will provide you with great support and an amazing experience. You won’t regret choosing this fantastic venue.
A HUGE thank you to the entire team at Friars Carse! We can’t wait to return on our next trip to Scotland!”

Courtney & John from Canada ~ July 2016


“We had our wedding here yesterday What a beautiful venue and the staff were amazing. Through this whole planning process, the staff have been available at anytime to help and we wouldn’t have had such a perfect day without them all. The rooms are lovely and all of our guests were really impressed. Thank you so much.”

Stacey C ~ July 2016


“We had our wedding here on the 2nd of April and had the most amazing time! Staff were amazing, so helpful and took care of every aspect of our big day! Food was faultless, especially the pudding. Thank you so much to all the staff!”

Lauren G ~ June 2016


“We stayed 2 nights as part of a wedding party. Staff were so helpful wedding was amazing.”

Helen M ~ May 2016


“Christine, we just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself, Xavier and the whole team for making our whole weekend so special. Everyone really looked after us and we can’t thank you enough. The staff are amazing! Friendly, welcoming, helpful, pleasant and always professional – a really fantastic team. Our sincere thanks and best wishes.”

Debbie & Barry ~ March 2016


“Friars Carse is a stunning venue for a wedding, we had our big day there recently and even managed to get married outside by the river as the weather held out! All the staff were very friendly and helpful with a special mention to Christine who helped us co-ordinate our big day. The food was fantastic, our guests were very impressed as too were they with the venue and stunning scenery. Our day was perfect from start to finish, thank you very much. We look forward to booking a stay at Friars Carse in the not too distant future to remember those memories.”

Kirsty S ~ August 2015


“The staff at this hotel were so helpful, and the location absolutely stunning. Would definitely recommend. Thank-you for helping to make our daughters wedding day a memorable one.”

Linda B ~ June 2015


“We had a wonderful day on Saturday – it truly was a day to remember! The whole weekend was fantastic. The Friars Carse team were outstanding which all our guests commented on, Nick was so professional and supportive on the day keeping a calm head and all the behind-the-scenes staff worked very hard to produce an amazing day. Xavier was professional and supportive throughout with humour to ease the nerves while Mary at the front desk was very friendly with nothing being a bother to her. We both wanted to let you know that we and both our families had a weekend to remember for the rest of our lives! So thank you all very much. We will certainly recommend the Friars Carse to our friends from coffee to lunch or dinner and from an overnight stay to a wedding! It was outstanding! We felt like it was our home for the weekend!”

William & Joanne Jones ~ April 2015


“Thank you for everything!”

Richard & Priscila Kirwan (from Brazil) ~ October 2014


“We just want to say a massive Thank You to all the hotel staff who were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and it was a truly special and magical day. The venue and food were wonderful and all our guests had nothing but kind words to say throughout the whole day. Thank you all so much.”

Mr & Mrs Greenhough ~ September 2014


“We recently got married at Friars Carse and it was such a perfect day! The setting is absolutely stunning and the grounds and marquee are immaculate. We had an amazing day and all the staff helped to make it perfect – from the managers to the waiting staff, they were always on hand to help and were so friendly. The wedding breakfast was just beautiful and the buffet at night was great too. We can’t recommend Friars Carse enough! They made our wedding day everything we wanted it to be and more!”

Mr & Mrs Maxwell ~ September 2014


“We just wanted to express our thanks to your establishment. The staff were helpful and accommodating, the venue lovely and the food amazing. The marquee looked fantastic, all contributing to a perfect wedding for our son and new daughter-in-law.”

Mr & Mrs RM Cunningham ~ January 2014


“I would like to thank the staff at Friars Carse for all their help during the planning of our wedding. Everything from the moment I woke up until the moment I fell asleep was just perfect. Our guests keep talking about the wedding saying they wish they could do it all over again. The staff were so attentive and welcoming – they helped me out a lot and answered my emails promptly. I honestly could not have had a better day. Oh, and the weather – well, that was just amazing and the photos are just breathtaking with the scenery at Friars Carse as the backdrop. I will never forget my special day and all who made it run smoothly.”

Stacey Halliday ~ July 2013


“Friars Carse is the most amazing place to hold a wedding and the staff are amazing too. Just returned from my daughter’s fairy tale wedding which more than met my expectations. Nick and Christine went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. The rooms were great and the setting so beautiful – fell in love with the area and planning on coming back soon.”

Laura Dietz ~ July 2013


“Thank you for all your help in making our Wedding Day such a special occasion. Everything was perfect. The venue was amazing, the food was perfect and the service and staff were brilliant. A special mention has to go to Ryan behind the bar – all the guests mentioned how good he was. The honeymoon suite was amazing too. Hopefully we will return soon.”

Steve Barham ~ February 2013


“Thank you very much for making our wedding day go smoothly and providing the amazing venue, food and drinks. Our pictures outside in the grounds are stunning.”

Jade & Nicholas ~ September 2012


“We would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff for making our daughter’s wedding day so special. All the arrangements ran superbly and the wedding breakfast and meal the night before were both excellent. The the staff worked so hard and efficiently.”

S & G Bedford ~ September 2012


“Thank you for all your hardwork and effort that made our special day go perfectly! We couldn’t have asked for more.”

Helen & Andrew ~ August 2012


“I would just like to thank you and all the staff at Friars Carse for all your hard work to make our wedding day extra special. The food was amazing and the venue so accommodating that my wedding day was everything I had hoped and wished for. I would recommend you to anyone looking to get married as it was a fairy tale location and the service was perfect. Thank you.”

Mr and Mrs Sinclair ~ July 2012


“I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at Friars Carse for a most wonderful wedding. The day, location, meal, rooms and service were all outstanding.”

Amanda & Ian ~ July 2012


“Thank you for helping to make our special day so fantastic and thanks to the Chef for the most amazing food!”

Nathan & Louis ~ July 2012


“Thank you for making my daughter’s wedding day extra special. Nothing was too much trouble. The care and service you all provided was second to none.”

A Wedgwood ~ July 2012


“Thank you so much for making our dreams come true. We couldn’t have asked for a better setting, better service, better personal touches – you made it the best and most memorable day of our lives! Over the years Friars Carse has become very special to us and we would like to thank you all for contributing to our special memories.”

Lizzie & Stuart ~ May 2012


“Just to say everything was a huge success. The staff were tremendously efficient in a very friendly way and very flexible. Thanks go to your Chef: many of our guests said the food was delicious. The Whisky tasting was a ‘stroke of genius’! We are truly grateful to all concerned.”

JR ~ January 2012


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