Each room, steeped in history, offers its own unique delights.
Inside the House, we are rightly proud to offer the exclusivity of The Great Steward’s Dining Room and our Rothesay Room as sumptuous venues for your banquet. Outside the house we can offer the same quality of service in our beautifully appointed marquee.
The Tapestry Room
This beautifully accomplished cedar wood-panelled music room is guaranteed to make your guests feel special. With its own grand piano, usable fire place and hung with original French tapestries, this room lends style, elegance and grandeur to your event. It is able to seat 110 guests theatre style for a presentation, conference or indeed to witness marriages or formal ceremonies. Alternatively, the Tapestry Room could be used to seat 60 people on round tables of 10 for meetings or formal/informal dining. On special occasions the Gillows table can be erected for a formal dinner for a maximum of 30.
The Great Steward's Dining Room
This room, aptly renamed after the purchase of the House, and using one of HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay’s Scottish titles, provides a truly grand dining experience. Candle-lit and decorated with some rare pieces from the Dumfries House collection, the classical charm and intimacy of the Great Steward’s Dining Room is bound to leave you and your guests with a lasting memory. It is able to accommodate up to 50 people on round tables for dining or meetings; 110 in theatre style for meetings and seminars; and as a one table dinner featuring the Chantilly Blue China, a highlight of the collection of Dumfries House.
The Rothsay Room
Bearing the name of His Royal Highness’s senior Scottish title, this room on the ground floor of the House has been newly refurbished. A less formal room; the handcrafted oak tables, tweeds, tartans and contemporary Scottish pottery, mean that it has a unique local flavour. Whether you are choosing to dine, lunch or hold meetings here, you are bound to feel the vibrant ambience of this interior which can cater for a whole range of formal and informal uses.
The Rothesay Room is able to seat 60 people on round tables for dining or meetings. It can also be cleared to form the ideal room for a small ceilidh of up to 60 people.
The Pink Dining Room
This fine room with its Alexander Peter table and chairs and Chippendale girandoles is the perfect location for an intimate dinner seating up to 14 guests. The room can also accommodate 20 guests on smaller, round tables. The full atmosphere of this Georgian house can be appreciated whilst dining under the gorgeously rich ornamental ceiling surrounded by crystal and candlelight as the family portrait of the 5th Earl of Bute surveys the beauty and grandeur of your special occasion.
Available from April to December, this fine marquee sits in the east corner of the rear of the House, overlooking the impressive countryside of the Estate, with the appointed view of a fully glazed wall down one side and 4 metre high walls dressed with gilded mirrors. It gives the perfect opportunity to entertain up to 150 for dining, giving guests the chance to look out from the House and also enjoy, in fine weather, the lawn at the rear. Connected to the main building via a panelled room all facilities are within the House. Each event is tailored to the needs of the client and as it is a temporary structure on agreement with Dumfries House it may be extended to accommodate a larger number of guests. Car parking is adjacent to the marquee.
There are a variety of different catering options available from informal suppers to fine dining. Our in-house catering staff will liaise closely with you to ensure the exquisitely prepared locally sourced food meets your expectations.
From fireworks to fly-pasts, the details of your day will be personal, unique and memorable.
The mood of the House can be so enhanced with seasonal flowers, and local florists are attuned with the House’s ambiance and can advise how best to dress your selected rooms.
Designed in the 1750s by the Adam Brothers, and saved for the nation in 2007 by HRH Prince Charles, Dumfries House has an unrivalled collection of furniture by Thomas Chippendale, Alexander Peter, Francis Brodie, and William Mathie. The Estate also has a working farm, run in partnership with Morrisons, and facilities to host weddings, banquets, meetings and conferences.
Postal address: Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire, KA18 2NJ