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Marquee Hire Scottish Borders – Abbotsford House

June 15th, 2015

Marquee Hire Scottish Borders

Venue Spotlight: Abbotsford

Best Intent Marquees are delighted to offer marquee hire in the Scottish Borders and Abbotsford  Melrose is just one of the venues we have the privilege of working with.

Abbotsford is the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott; Scotland’s most treasured writer. It is a beautiful country house set on the banks of the River Tweed surrounded by charming grounds and gardens.

Following extensive refurbishment, Abbotsford now offers a wide array of high quality facilities perfect for your corporate event or wedding.

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Abbotsford is in the unique position of being able to offer a chapel for intimate wedding ceremonies. Built in 1855 and still used for private worship as recently as 2004, the Chapel is a simple but elegant stone building providing the perfect atmosphere for the private occasion. For those requiring a little more space, the library is a stunning location. With its collection of 7,000 rare volumes in panelled bookcases, original artworks and an intricate ceiling, the library is wonderful!

For corporate events, Abbotsford offers a number of spaces for meetings and conferences all tastefully designed to complement the building’s history.

The Hope Scott Wing has seven individually styled bedrooms within the building itself each named after family members and other distinguished guests who stayed there. The accommodation was upgraded during the recent refurbishment, each room retains the intimacy and integrity you would expect of the interiors, while introducing all the essentials of modern-day comfort.

On-site catering will be provided from the Ochiltrees Restaurant team which means your guests will enjoy delicious, high quality menus with ingredients sourced from local suppliers.


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Best Intent Marquees have been very busy at Abbotsford recently, from providing furniture for smaller events in the House to installing marquees for weddings in the Morris Garden and an extended marquee hire which first hosted the Abbotsford Dinner and Auction on 29th May, drawing on the garden theme for decorative inspiration with foliage, fairy lights and clear roof and wall panelling, and then a week later was transformed into a blacked out space with pink wash lighting and white catwalk for the Heriot Watt Graduation Fashion Show in early June.


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For more information about hosting an event or wedding at Abbotsford, or indeed any marquee hire in the Scottish Borders, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 4488 949 or email