Please note that Carriden House will not be available for events after the end of December 2014.

Weddings at Carriden House

Holding wedding ceremonies and receptions in a historic castle or country house is becoming increasingly popular. We are delighted to help those who would like to celebrate their special occasion in the peaceful setting of Carriden House.

Carriden House is, we think, a stunning setting for a wedding. But we are biased, because it is our family home! We are anxious that those looking for a venue for their wedding or reception understand that Carriden House is an authentic Scottish family house with a homely atmosphere, and not a plush Country House Hotel.

The house lies well off the main road; about 1/2 mile along a farm track that at times accommodates a spectacular variety of pot-holes and puddles! Many people find all this to be attractive and to contribute to the charm of the place. If you are not such a person, we would politely suggest that you look elsewhere! If you are unsure, we would be delighted to show you around.

Wedding Ceremonies

If you would like to have your Wedding at Carriden House, we will do our best to meet your requirements, whatever they may be. Some couples already know whom they would like to officiate at their marriage. If not, we can put you in touch with the Minister of Carriden Parish Church (Church of Scotland), who is able to conduct the ceremony, subject to his availability. In addition to the Minister's fee, we make a small additional charge for any wedding conducted at Carriden House (currently £25.00). This is passed as a donation to Carriden Church.

Falkirk Council has approved Carriden House as a venue for civil weddings and they can grant a Temporary Licence for your event, although these are decided on a case-by-case basis.

For a wedding ceremony you can make use of our Drawing Room (about 14.5 m x 5.3 m (46 ft x 17 ft)) which seats about 60 people. Room hire is £250 per day.

For an outdoor ceremony there are no limits on numbers.

Wedding Receptions / Private Parties

Our Drawing Room is ideal for small receptions/parties for up to 25 people.

For larger events our West Lawn is available for siting marquees. Details and prices for siting a Marquee at Carriden House.


There are no kitchen facilities available for use at Carriden House. All catering arrangements are made by yourself. Please bear in mind that caterers can be fully booked months in advance at some times of the year.

We can recommend local caterers, car hire companies, photographers, florists, bands etc. Our recommendations and any help we provide with booking are undertaken in good faith, but we can take no responsibility for external suppliers.

For more information, please telephone +44 (0)1506 829811 or email