Plan your Winter Wedding in the Scottish Borders
See in 2019 in style
Have you always dreamt of a beautiful, romantic Winter wedding? Can you imagine getting married as the sun goes down surrounded by hundreds of candles and fairy lights? With guests celebrating your nuptials with toasty hot-gin punch or mulled wine and big heart-warming food?
While we can’t always guarantee a covering of snow, Aikwood Tower really comes to life in Winter, making it the ideal setting for an incredibly special and memorable Winter wedding. Nestled within our castle walls you can forget the elements outside and immerse yourselves in a castle romance. The roaring fire, twinkly candlelight and rustic decorations create a wonderfully romantic atmosphere.
CELEBRATING LOCAL TALENT
If celebrating Hogmanay in your own castle in Scotland isn’t on your bucket list then it should be! Whether you want to relax and recharge after a busy year or are planning an annual party with family and friends, then at Aikwood Tower we have everything you need for a five-star New Year!
Book your Hogmanay break now - prices start at £4,000 for three nights for ten guests.
Snow, smiles, special memories
We're having a bit of an arty moment this week. Our collaboration with local artists continues and we're super pleased to announce the second Scottish Borders artist whose work is being displayed on our real-life gallery walls - Becksy. And this weekend we'll be mostly hanging out at the Borders Art Fair, which looks set to be a wonderful showcase of local artistic and creative talent.
We've a spring in our step today...
We’ve spent today’s #snowday browsing through our bank of snowy wedding photos – there’s something very special and heart-warming about frosty scenes brightened by twinkly lights, roaring fires and huge loving smiles! Our Winter Wedding Package is still available for some dates from November 2018 to February 2019. Read on for some wedding inspiration...
Art at Aikwood
The sun is shining on our corner of the world today and so to celebrate the imminent arrival of Spring we're offering 10% off remaining dates in March and April 2018. We've just a few weeks left available so it's definitely time to book your Easter or Spring break in the stunning Ettrick Valley!
10% off Winter Breaks
Our walls have had a bit of a makeover and we've turned the Great Hall and bedrooms into real-life gallery spaces for local artists whose work we love!
We've just a few dates left for winter breaks - book now to take advantage of our late availability offer and guarantee your spot in front of the Great Hall fire - 10% off a stay from now until Friday 9th February 2018.
Berwickshire beach Trip
Hello Edinburgh Festival! We've been waiting for you :-)
We recently spent a day exploring the Scottish Borders coastline and at every turn we were blown away by the stunning, rugged cliffs, beaches and seascapes. It was well worth the hour's drive from Aikwood and we will no doubt be visiting a lot over the Summer.
A new look
Our latest local supplier collaboration is these gorgeous scented candles, hand poured by the lovely team at Love Scottish Candles. Made just down the road from Aikwood Tower in Hawick they will make great guest gifts in our welcome hampers.
Reiver Coffee for Reiver Guests
We've had a little facelift! As part of our 500th Anniversary this year, we've spent a bit of time thinking about what brings guests from all over the world to stay with us.
Easter Adventures & Activities
Wake up and smell the best fresh coffee. We're excited to have joined forces with Three Hills Coffee, one of the first businesses in the Scottish Borders to produce locally roasted fresh coffee.
Special Anniversary Offer for 2017 Weddings
Spring is in our step! Snowdrops and daffodils are lining the drive, the resident pheasant family are strutting their stuff round the gardens and it won't be long until we start to see the first lambs in the nearby fields. And with that comes the anticipation of the Easter bunny!
500 Years Young: A Quincentenary Celebration
To celebrate our Quincentenary Anniversary this year, Aikwood Tower is offering couples booking now for a wedding in 2017, up to £500 off the standard Function Hire price. Weddings with up to 30 guests will receive a £250 discount, with £500 off larger weddings of more than 30 guests.
2017 marks a very special anniversary for all of us at Aikwood Tower…
We will be celebrating 500 years since King James V granted the lands of Aikwood - the feu deposition - to the Scott family.