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Celebrating at Abbotsford


Weddings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, or a special meal with friends, we've got it covered!

We work with some fantastic venues across the Scottish Borders, one of these is the home or Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House near Melrose. Built by Sir Walter Scott using the proceeds from his popular poems and stories, Abbotsford House sits next to the Tweed with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. In Scott's time Abbotsford was the venue for parties and dinners for friends, family and special guests and it still is today. With the addition of the contemporary visitor centre Abbotsford has a venue to suit all occasions for celebrations.


The Hope Scott Wing

The Hope Scott Wing was added to Abbotsford by John and Charlotte Hope Scott and was lived in by the family until 2004, it is now available for hire and sleeps up to 14 in luxury en-suite accommodation, the dining room seats 16.

We have had the pleasure of providing private dining for guests staying in the Hope Scott Wing, is the perfect setting for a family retreat or for an intimate dinner party. 


"The visit to Abbotsford and the quality of your service was so well received by the family that we decided to book again for next year in the days following our return home."

JR, August 2017

"Thank you, we had such a special stay and this was in no small part due to the outstanding catering we received whilst we were in residence. I don't think my Husband's 60th birthday weekend could have been any More perfect."

SK, July 2017

The Sir Walter Scott Dining Room

The Sir Walter Scott Dining Room is the heart of the historic house and a room where many famed guests enjoyed hospitality from the great man.  The Dining room has played host to royalty and heads of state and you could join the long list of VIP's to dine here too. The prestige of this space makes it the perfect location for those moments where you need to impress your guests or simply want to indulge yourself by partaking in a truly unique and authentic historical dining experience.


"We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Abbotsford as part of our European tour. Your staff were efficient and so friendly and helpful. The food was of course exceptional too. We were delighted to be dining in the same room that Sir Walter hosted his guests in."

XY, April 2017

"I can't imagine a more intimate and special location for family gathering, Walter, as you know is a life long devotee of Sir Walter Scott's work and dining with in the walls which were home to the great man added an extra sprinkle of magic to a very happy happy reunion weekend"

JS, January 2017

Ochiltree's Dining

Ochiltree's Dining by day is the stylish and friendly cafe situated on the first floor of the Abbotsford visitor centre. With commanding views across the Abbotsford Estate and Tweed valley it truly is a place to eat and relax like no other. By night, Ochiltree's comes alive and offers a vibrant and exciting party space that is very adaptable. Perfect for wedding receptions, larger parties and corporate events alike. Ochiltree's dining is the party destination at Abbotsford.



"We had a blast at our Ball and thank you so much for doing such a good job of hosting it. Everyone has commented to me on the excellent menu you provided and the bar staff were great too!"

KA, February  2017

"I can't thank you enough for the excellent job you did catering and hosting my Birthday party. From installing and sourcing the LED Dance-floor to creating the fantastic party food we all enjoyed, it was such a hassle free experience."

RK, January 2016

A Marquee event on the Abbotsford lawns

Some times your event requires something extra to help everything come together. You might be thinking of hosting a wedding or fundraising event for over 100 guests or more. This is where the perfect pitch come into to play. Imagine hosting a culinary feast with the stunning backdrop of Abbotsford delighting the eyes of your guests. Ceremonies or presentations can be hosted in house in the dramatic Library or in purpose made pavilions in the grounds but when it comes to dazzling your guests and creating a party atmosphere our marquee sets the tone perfectly. Stylish bar units and and luxury restaurant standard food are assured.



We had a fabulous day and cannot believe it is all over! We wanted to say a massive thanks for the all your input before the wedding with meetings etc and on the day service - you and your team are fantastic and made the day!!!

The menus you put together for us/drinks etc were all great - the guests loved everything and said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and I feel the catering and organisation you provided is a massive part of that. Also thanks for the catering at Abbotsford with the meal on the Friday evening and the BBQ on the Sunday - lots of scrumptious food - we were living like royalty!

RC, July 2017