• We had the best wedding day ever! Thank you to everyone at Aikwood, you really made our stay & big day the best we could have dreamed of. Aikwood Tower is a fabulous & beautiful place to stay & will forever hold a special place in both of our hearts.

    Katie & Stephen, November 2016
  • Named in 'Top 12 most spectacular self-catered properties'. Look out across the spectacular wilderness of the Ettrick Valley...open fires to toast toes in front of and a great hall for boozy banquets.

    The Sunday Times
  • We loved the experience of staying in a medieval Tower and appreciated the eclectic mix of furniture, books and decoration - worth crossing the world for!

    The Keeping Family, August 2015, Australia
  • We spent a fabulous week here at Aikwood. The Tower is stunning & does not disappoint. The attention to detail really makes it! Very sorry to leave.

    Nigel & Jackie, November 2016
  • Aikwood Tower is one of Scotland's finest examples of understated luxury...and has all the trappings of the 21st century whilst maintaining a unique medieval allure.

  • A fabulous castle in a hidden corner of Scotland with all the luxuries one could wish for after a day exploring the delightful countryside.

    National Geographic
  • Aikwood is still Aikwood and although it has been reincarnated for the 21st century, its character hasn't really changed at all.

    Scottish Field
  • It was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • Have had a wonderful couple of days celebrating our silver wedding anniversary with friends in this wonderful building. The Tower is perfect for an event like this. Caterers were fantastic and the food excellent.

    Peter & Alison Hogan, Musselburgh
  • A fabulous Christmas in the most special of buildings. We have enjoyed making some very precious family memories.

    The Woods Family, Christmas 2014

Creating a vivid and lasting memory

Totally private and almost 500 years old, Aikwood Tower is steeped in history and romance. Bursting with character, it is a perfect marriage of ancient and modern – making it the ideal venue if you're looking for a unique, intimate Scottish castle wedding with five-star style.

The lovingly restored Grade A-listed Border peel tower provides the backdrop to a wedding with serious wow factor and a day that you and your guests will remember forever. Its magical charms, stunning woodland surroundings and contemporary accommodation, captivate everyone who visits.

Available on an exclusive hire basis (Friday to Monday for weekends, or two nights minimum during the week), it is perfect for religious, humanist or civil weddings with up to seventy guests. Couples are able to use the building and grounds as they wish depending on guest numbers and wedding plans.

No two weddings are the same at Aikwood Tower and so central to the planning process is close collaboration with every couple to bring their ideas to life. The rustic building, natural stonework and picturesque gardens really are a blank canvas that allows couples to create the wedding style and atmosphere that's just perfect for them.  An experienced wedding team is on hand to provide specialist and creative advice on all aspects of the wedding day - from budget advice to venue styling, flowers to photographers, drinks to music.

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Whilst accommodation at Aikwood Tower is limited, there are a number of quality hotels, B&Bs & self-catering lodges nearby for all your other guests.

Download our wedding brochure here and check our news pages for latest wedding packages and offers.

[Wedding photo: Nigel Darling]