Orroland Holiday Cottages
An elegant house to suit an elegant wedding
Ceremony overlooking the Solway Firth
Photogenic grounds for your wedding photos
Configurable tables provide flexible seating options
Uninterrupted sea views and the sound of the sea below
The private beach hut is a unique place for a party
The pavilion at the loch is also good for a party

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A splendid location for your wedding in Scotland

At Orroland we specialise in small intimate weddings for up to 40 guests.  Orroland Lodge has a dramatic cliff-top position, spacious and elegant rooms, and high standards of comfort and convenience making it a stand-out wedding venue. It is remarkable for its striking natural surroundings that will provide an inspiring backdrop to your wedding day.  Your favourite people, carefully laid plans, personal touches and memories … one of which will be the magical sound of the sea.

On a practical level, Dumfries and Galloway is a very good central point for bringing your wedding guests from around the UK and overseas together. Orroland is just an hour from the M74 motorway that connects England and Scotland.

By booking the cottages in addition to Orroland Lodge you can house 27 guests at Orroland. All your guests can dine comfortably together in the dining room at Orroland Lodge.

For larger parties, there are many good B&Bs in Auchencairn, within 10 minutes of Orroland.

Our wedding was beautiful and the views from the gardens made a great setting for the photographs. Everything has been perfect.

A unique Scottish wedding - the ceremony

Why not combine your unique Scottish wedding with a holiday in this unspoiled corner of Dumfries and Galloway?

For the wedding itself, you can have a religious or humanist ceremony here at Orroland or a civil ceremony at one of the historic venues nearby. There are splendid ruins like Dundrennan Abbey (just 3 miles from Orroland) and MacLellan's Castle in Kirkcudbright (9 miles).

Threave House and Gardens, near Castle Douglas (12 miles) offers a variety of interesting wedding options. The garden is glorious in all seasons.

You can be married in a church or in a local registry office, at Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas or Dalbeattie.

Gretna Green, the world's most romanticised wedding location, is only an hour's drive from Orroland.

It is easy to get married in Scotland, even if you don't live here. View the requirements and paperwork at the General Register Office for Scotland website.

Wedding photography

If you are looking for a wedding photographer we highly recommend Duncan Ireland, a creative wedding photographer who really captures the emotion, warmth and fun of the moment in his images. See those photos at the top of this page? Those are Duncan’s. He took them at a wedding at Orroland Lodge in summer 2013 and the bride and groom kindly said we could use them to help you imagine your own wedding day at Orroland.

Catering Arrangements at Orroland

For your wedding reception the dining room at Orroland Lodge seats thirty guests at tables or you can have a buffet for 40 guests.

We work closely with Caterbirds, an excellent catering company which provides delicious food at keen prices. Catering arrangements for your wedding reception - drinks with canapés, hot or cold buffet, sit down lunch or dinner each with waiting staff are all in good hands! Their flexible approach ensures there is a solution for all sizes of party and budget.

We can also arrange for delivery of homemade ready-cooked meals direct to your holiday door so all you have to do is heat it up. Great food by phone, such a treat! We have an excellent team of helpers who know the house well and can wash up, help prepare food and so on by arrangement.

A cook can normally be arranged. We are fortunate to have a friend who cooks professionally. This can be a cost-effective solution and Evie is local so you don’t need to accommodate her.

Everything has been perfect. Orroland Lodge is a wonderful setting for a wedding party. We don't want to go home.

Honeymoon in Scotland

The two cottages at Orroland - Cutlar's Lodge and Abbotsway Cottage - are both ideal for a romantic honeymoon. When you come through the gates to Orroland, you are totally secluded from the outside world.

Arranging a viewing

If you're within range of Orroland we would very much welcome a visit from you. You can have a good look round to satisfy yourself that Orroland is the right choice for your wedding. To make a plan or discuss your requirements for your wedding and/or honeymoon please contact us.


Please note that the rental prices shown on our website for Orroland Lodge are based on its use by 14 people. We welcome larger parties - up to 40 guests - by arrangement. We can readily provide you with a price for your wedding once we know what you have in mind.