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18 Reviews…

  1. Vicki Steel - Aikwood Tower
    Thank you so much Tara for your lovely review! Am thrilled that you all had such a wonderful wedding weekend and that you filled the Tower's walls with so much fun. You've become a part of its history :-) We will have very happy memories of your gorgeous day for many years to come. Many congratulations to you both.
  2. Tara Karimian Wedding Date:
    Our wedding at Aikwood Tower was most magical weekend imaginable, I can’t describe how special it is have a 15th century castle on loan to you for a few days! Our guests were blown away. Amazingly this was actually the only wedding venue we visited. It ticked all the boxes for our intimate winter wedding for 30 guests - with 10 people staying at Aikwood and everyone else staying at local hotels. We really liked that they only hold around 15 weddings a year, they’re not constantly churning them out, you’re not just another wedding to them. You’re free to have your day just how you want it, with totally flexibility around caterers, drinks, flowers etc. Vicki, the owner, was exceptionally easy to deal with. Nothing was too much to ask, she was a wonderful support in the 6 months leading up to the wedding. She also went above and beyond on the wedding day itself, moving masses of flowers and candles around, making sure people were in the right places at the right time and generally ensuring everyone was happy. Thank you Vicki! All the rooms are furnished beautifully and are full of thoughtful details. The bedrooms are incredibly comfortable to stay in and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need, plus there is a separate catering kitchen. The open fire in the lounge is unreal, a really cosy place to all be together. The way the history of the tower is incorporated into the building is really nicely done and is part of what makes the tower so unique. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Aikwood Tower to anyone, you will not be disappointed.
  3. Vicki Steel - Aikwood Tower
    Thank you so much Elspeth and Ian! Yours was a truly magical day, such a gorgeous, personal ceremony with probably the best musicians we've ever had play here and a wonderful marrying of Scottish and American traditions. SO much fun all-round! And the sun came out just when we needed it to!! Please do come back and visit us again, we'd love to see you! x
  4. Elspeth Davis & Ian Rosenbaum
    We can't say enough good things about Vicki and Aikwood Tower - it was the perfect place for our wedding, and everything about the experience exceeded our expectations. We were coming in from the USA, and Vicki was extremely available and helpful for many months beforehand as we planned everything. Living in Aikwood Tower was magical - the rooms are comfortable, the grounds are beautiful, and Vicki was available for whatever we needed. On the day of the wedding, Vicki and Katie (from Get Knotted) took care of everything - we barely even knew they were there, and yet everything ran perfectly. It was a beautiful day that we will remember forever, and our guests had an incredible experience. There's really nothing about the entire trip that we would have changed, and we will definitely visit again in the future. Please consider Aikwood Tower for your wedding - you won't regret it.
  5. Jordann and Abby Wells Wedding Date:
    Aikwood tower is a beautiful wedding venue. We had an intimate wedding of 12 guests and the varied spaces in Aikwood provided an amazing atmosphere to our wedding weekend with a fantastic mixture of grandeur and cosyness. The bedrooms are all beautiful furnished with en-suites and all our guests felt at home immediately. Vicki is a wonderful host and couldn’t have been more helpful. She had so many suggestions and was extremely flexible when it came to organising our big day. We will cherish the memories of our weekend at Aikwood for many years to come and couldn’t think of a better place to start our married life. Thanks again Vicki.
  6. Vicki Steel - Aikwood Tower
    Oh thank you Julia! It was a truly beautiful day, with the snowy Ettrick Valley adding to the magical winter setting! We're so pleased that Aikwood fitted the bill for your plans and got your new lives together off to the best start you could imagine. Our team would like to wish you both the very very best for your new lives together! x
  7. Julia Nicholson Wedding Date:
    Me and my husband searched high and low for the perfect Scottish venue for our wedding. We didn’t like the usual conveyor belt type set up you find at so many venues, where you have to use their preferred caterer, these flowers, that cake, this lay out – where you arrive at 9am and have to leave by midnight. We wanted a much more personal experience, and somewhere we could stay for a little time before and after the ceremony to make the most of the biggest day of our lives and also, welcome in 2018. Aikwood didn’t disappoint and much more than that – provided us with so much help, guidance and value in the run up to the big day, that the process was more fun than stressful! The day itself was perfect – Aikwood was the perfect venue, and Lindsey at Get Knotted helped make the already stunning place look utterly magical, and all our guests commented on how beautiful everything was and more importantly, how personal to me and my husband everything was. It wasn’t the most traditional wedding and we honestly couldn’t have dreamed it any better. Thank you to Vicki, Lindsey and all the team for everything you did – we were blown away and would recommend anyone visit Aikwood in a heartbeat. We hope to go back again as much as we can!
  8. Vicki Steel - Aikwood Tower
    And what a weekend it was Robyn and Ryan! Lots of fun and so much love, laughter and happiness shared with your family and friends. Thank you for choosing Aikwood for your special wedding weekend and our whole team wishes you many many more years of love and laughter! All the best, Vicki ps. still the best groom's speech ever...
  9. Vicki Steel - Aikwood Tower
    Thank you Sarah and Jamie for your lovely review! It was a fantastic day and I love it when all the planning comes together to create the most perfect party and wedding celebration. And mission accomplished from our team if we ensured you had a stress-free wedding day :-) Please do come and see us again. Wishing you both a very happy future together. All the best, Vicki.
  10. Sarah Cosgriff Wedding Date:
    Aikwood Tower is a beautiful and unique locational to get married. Not only that - Vicki was so wonderful to work with and she worked so hard to make sure we were able to get what we wanted and for our wedding day to run smoothly. I had a stress-free wedding day as a result and an enjoyable stay at Aikwood. We had one of the best weekends of our lives and our friends kept saying to us how it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. I would like to echo what the other reviews are saying on here - if you get married here you definitely get something bespoke and personal, a lovely place for guests to stay in (in which I wish we could have stayed longer!) and it really is a special place. Thank you so much Vicki and we hope to stay again!
  11. Robyn Gibson Wedding Date:
    Our wedding day/weekend at Aikwood Tower was everything we dreamed of and more. The tower and it's modern adaptations are absolutely stunning and any wedding would look beautiful without even decorating it! All 5 bedrooms are amazing and it was no problem to have different people staying on different nights (we wanted bridal party/close family to all get a turn!). The dance floor was just the perfect size and our guests loved being able to chill at the fire/the "snug" as the boys seemed to name it (is it even called that!?"/by the bar. We had a family/bridal party meal in the kitchen on the Friday night and a BBQ outside on the Sunday. All the team couldn't have been more helpful at helping everything run as smoothly as possible. Thanks again for such a memorable weekend!
  12. Katie Park Wedding Date:
    When searching for a wedding venue we were looking for somewhere that was intimate, Scottish and Modern, Aikwood Tower ticked all of these boxes. I fell in love with Aikwood from our first visit. The decor is beautiful and really shows off the 500 year old building. I can't recommend Aikwood highly enough, they made our day so special for us! As soon as I met Vicki I knew that our wedding was in very professional hands. Nothing was too much for Vicki and her team, she went above and beyond to make our day the best! When discussing the wedding with Vicki she was passionate & enthusiastic about our day making us confident in our choice of venue. We designed everything from the menu to wine choices to signature cocktails all with Vicki's help, making our day so personal to us. From arriving on the Friday to leaving on the Monday we made so many special memories with our closest family and friends. Aikwood will always hold a special place in our hearts and we are looking forward to visiting again.
  13. Kate Elsdon- Hunt Wedding Date:
    When looking for a wedding venue we were looking for something small (a venue for 14 people), relaxed and intimate that would reflect both our personalities. Aikwood Tower fitted the brief exactly - it was magnificent, quirky, combined the old and new, and had amazing views of the Ettrick Valley. It was steeped in history and provided an great choice of locations to hold the ceremony, whatever the weather. We went to see the venue just under a year before we got married and we knew instantly it was for us. We decided to hire Aikwood Tower for us and our families for the whole week, to make the most of the place. We had time to enjoy the venue as a holiday home as well as a wedding venue and it didn't disappoint. Our families loved the place and everyone felt at home straight away- the only downside being that they started having competitions on how many steps in the tower they could climb each day! We couldn't have asked for better weather on our wedding day, it was clear blue skies and a high of 24 degrees. Therefore we made a last minute decision to get married outside facing the tower. This meant we could have our celebratory drinks in the games room and our evening celebrations in the barn, without having to move items about. This was perfect for a small party of 14 people, as we didn't want to have to be doing any work throughout the day - we had organised and catered the event ourselves, so nobody to run around after us! From the moment we first inquired about the venue, until the minute we left at the end of our booking, Roddy (General Manager) and Vicki (Owner) were great. They made sure that we were completely informed of the facilities available to us, replying to our emails promptly and informatively, and allowing us to feel totally relaxed about the whole thing, even though we had only visited the venue once before we actually got married there! Without doubt we will try to return to Aikwood Tower in the future, whether just for a holiday or to celebrate an anniversary, we will find an excuse!!
  14. Jessica Kiddle Wedding Date:
    Combining the old and new in a supremely stylish and comfortable way, Aikwood Tower had everything I was looking for in a wedding venue. A little off the beaten track it is a secluded and secret gem just waiting to be discovered. It was great to give guests something a little bit different from fire-side welcome drinks in The Great Hall to the candlelit dinner in the Cart Shed. Illuminated with the light of a myriad of candles dancing off the cut glass and crystal on the tables, I literally had goosebumps when I walked into the room on the night and my guests did too. Having the whole place to call home for the weekend was wonderful as it meant that my bridesmaids and I could enjoy a kitchen supper the evening before the wedding and we could also lay on a great big breakfast for everyone the day after and stretch out the fun a bit! Two years later I still have people on the hunt for their perfect wedding venue contact me to ask the name of this place and, a little reluctantly, I always point them in the right direction...the secret is most definitely getting out!
  15. Vicki Steel - Aikwood Tower
    Thank you Sian and Mark for your lovely review. We absolutely loved being a part of your special day, and especially loved how you brought so much gorgeous glamour to Aikwood with your styling and ideas! We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future. All the best from all of us :-)
  16. Sian John
    Aikwood tower is truly magical, and a perfect venue for our wedding. I feel like we've had a truly unique experience. I love everything about the place. Everybody at the Tower was so helpful and really wanted to make the day special. I love the building and the history that comes with it but also the new modern touches just put the cherry on the top. I just know Aikwood tower will always hold a special place in our hearts and it will be somewhere we will visit over and over again. Thank you.
  17. Paula & John Bell
    We had the most amazing wedding weekend at Aikwood Tower. From the minute we contacted the Tower to the minute we checked out, all our queries, suggestions & needs were taken care of in the friendliest & quickest of ways. The Tower is the perfect backdrop to a more intimate wedding, you have the place to yourself & definitely do not feel like you are on the usual wedding venue conveyor belt. The rooms are luxurious & suit the needs of all guests. We didn't want to leave. From the setting, to the furnishings, to the staff & all trimmings definitely deserve their 5 star rating.
  18. Jennifer Shorten
    There are simply not enough superlatives to describe how wonderful our wedding at Aikwood Tower was. It felt like we were getting married at a friend's house and not at an impersonal "venue". The tower itself is an absolute fairytale fantasy come true in an updated, chic and modern way. The bedrooms are all stunningly well appointed and all modern comforts manage to be there without detracting from the experience of being in a 15th century building. I had no idea a building with 4 foot thick stone walls could be so warm and cozy, but at the same time very much a quirky, historical building. Absolute magic! The wedding itself was just perfect. Because this is not a traditional wedding venue with a "package" deal we were able to have a completely bespoke wedding. And the staff and managers at Aikwood ensured that our dreams were all realised. I cannot look upon the whole experience and find anything that I would have changed or think should have been done differently from the initial contact through to the final checkout. I really cannot recommend Aikwood enough.