Our philosphy at Fingask Castle is NOT to charge extras for things we regard as essential; eg we never have two weddings on the same day.
Fingask is fully equipped for weddings; we don’t charge for the use of this equipment, so our PA system, and overhead projector and large screen come FREE use for every wedding.
We like the look of our castle and pavilion, so we keep it that way by providing our own tables, white floor lenght table cloths, crockery, mirrored centre pieces, cutlery and glasses. We do have a cake knife and stand, also, you’ve guessed it, available at no extra charge.
You can hold civil or religious ceremonies in a number of different rooms or somewhere on the great Fingask lawns, depending on your numbers. We provide an inside or outside red carpet, signing table and set up for no extra charge.
Both the castle and the pavilion have grand pianos, which are kept in tune, and are available for use by ( musical- only please!) guests or outside musicians brought in for your special occasion.
Our chairs are substantial and weight baring, so even very heavy men, or fidgety children leaning back on two legs cannot break our chairs. The handsome banqueting chairs are green and gold but if you wished to hire chair covers and sashes we are now able to provide this service at a modest cost of £3.50 per chair cover with a choice of sash to suit your colour scheme.
Also included in our price is our work laying up your tables, and we position the tables as you tell us to. There is a rather good- we hope!- table positioner on our website so you can design the positon of the tables in the pavilion and amber room.
table planner.There is a large easel on which plans can be laid out. Highchair and baby changing facilitlies are available in both the castle and the pavilion.
We have a panel of caterers for you to choose and deal with directly, of various different skills and prices, who come here often and whose food we sample regularly! Other specialists including Halal come frequently to Fingask. Guests make their own arrangement with their selected caterer but for budgeting purposes couples can budget for a 3 course served meal at between £23-£35/head depending on menu, a hog roast at about £15/head with a buffet supper somewhere between these.
There is a set Fingask menu: Trio of smoked fish with rocket salad, scottish roast sirlon of beef with the trimmings followed by seasonal fruit meringue roulade with fruit couli. Coffee & mints. £25 per head.
Fingask has a good selection of house wines from modestly priced still wines at £12.66/bottle, an excellent fiz at £17.20/Bottle (including horrible VAT) to more expensive connoisseur tipples. You are welcome to bring your own wines which we will store and serve, and will charge £14/adult head. Our bar license is until 1am on a Friday and Saturday and 12:30am for the rest of the week.
We have numerous local suppliers of other goods stretching from harp players to bus drivers to all-in wrestlers.
The pavilion is wheelchair user friendly, as is the ground floor of the castle. Sadly there is no lift in the castle so wheelchair users are not able without help to access the Long Gallery on the 1st floor or the bridal suite on the 2nd floor of the castle.
For weddings from away we often hire out the whole estate for the weekend. Magic Fingask has all the facilities for a convivial weekend retreat. Please contact us directly for a tailored quote, subject to availability.
All prices are subject to VAT
Above all people: Renton Leadbetter is our events manager and he is usually in charge of all the weddings, and the Fingask bar staff, he is the man whom the bridal party would approach through out the wedding day. Just occasionally Renton is allowed time off, in which case Jan Chisholm, who is the head of the wedding office team arranging the paper work behind each wedding, will be in charge of the event. Gill Williams organises the cottages at Fingask, and keeps them looking spick and span. Andrew Threipland the owner can sometimes be seen in the background, doing as he says, the jobs no one else wants to do.