For a Five Star Wedding, you need a Five Star Venue, Five Star Food, Five Star Drink and Five Star Service. At Springkell that’s all standard. We are Five Star Reviewed on Facebook, TripAdvisor and TrustPilot.

What most brides and grooms like about Springkell is our flexibility. We know it’s Your Wedding. It’s your special weekend and we want it to be amazing. If you want something we try to say yes.


I’ll give you a few examples. Last weekend the mother of the groom set up the flowers on Thursday and stayed the night with us on Thursday night. Next weekend the groom wants to offer Beck’s Beer after the Ceremony so we’re getting cases in for him. A few weekends ago the bride wanted to marry at the front of the house so we got everything set up for her. The booking I took today wants to do Quad Biking on the Friday before his wedding – no problem. We’ll organise it.


To get to know you better we offer a Free Tasting of the complete Wedding Meal (the Wedding Breakfast) for two. And then we talk through the food for the whole weekend so we know what you want and like and don’t want. At yesterday’s tasting, the portions were too large!

We stock over 30 whiskies as we are in Scotland. We stock 70 wines including 9 house wines. We will get in whatever wine, champagne or spirit or soft drink you want. I often get asked to bring a keg or real ale in too.

Hi James, We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us share your beautiful home last weekend. We can’t begin to tell you how perfect it was - from Friday morning right through to Sunday afternoon. Our wedding truly was the best day of our lives and we couldn’t have imagined doing it anywhere else.


Get married in our Wedding Room inside with seating for 100 and room for 150. Or choose to get married outside in our Round Garden with a red carpet leading up to the stone steps. Or if you prefer to get married at the front of the house in the formal gardens we will set this up for you.

Most couples who choose Springkell opt to stay on Friday night too. This allows you to settle in and make Springkell yours. Put the place names on the tables, decorate the tables with something special to you. Recently all the table names were songs by Queen! Place candles along the aisle and in the Portrait Gallery. Sprinkle petals up the aisle and on the tables.

Unlike many venues we provide Chiavari chairs and white and cream covered banqueting chairs. We provide all the chair covers for free. We provide the silk sashes for free in the colour you want. We provide the lace sashes for free and even the hessian sashes for free. Table runners for free and we have five different table centres that again we provide for free. And table centre mirrors are free too. After you are married you don’t need all these but we do so we provide them for you. It’s part of our five-star service.

My husband and I had our wedding at Springkell House in March and James together with his lovely team of people could not have done more to ensure we and our guests had the perfect weekend. Every step of the way, from the first viewing of the magnificent house and its grounds, to the farewells the morning after the BIG day, James and his team are so welcoming, warm and accommodating and you really feel as though this beautiful mansion is, for the weekend, your home away from home.


We have a proper pub pool table set up on free play. There is bar football, again a proper table like those used in French and Italian cafes. We also have table tennis. In the summer we have croquet and we can organise clay pigeon shooting and quad biking on our grounds. I think I forgot we also have a large set of scalectrix too. In fact, it’s the German version Carrera. I chose this as the cars corner faster because the front rod stays deeper in the slot.

Some key details: we only offer you Lurpak butter as this better is simply delicious. I read an article where it was up for an award against a £20 french speciality butter. At the wedding breakfast there’s a good chance your first taste of our food is with your freshly baked roll with the starter. On that roll you put Lurpak and it tastes great. We only offer Illy Coffee in our French press cafetieres.   My Italian friends tell me it’s the best so that’s why we serve it. If you are here in the winter our fires only burn oak logs from the estate. These burn hot and for a long time and give the whole house a lovely ambience

Additional Information

Price Guide: £7,250 to £17,790

Venue Type: Luxury Stately House

Venue Capacity: Seating for 100 and room for 150

Evening Entertainment: Yes

Accommodation: All fourteen bedrooms are unique. They are all individually furnished by the Interior Design Company who furnishes the Goring in London where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stayed the night before her wedding!

Other Features: Bar/Lounge Room types - Non-Smoking Rooms Internet - Free Internet Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Services - Free Parking

Exclusive Use: Springkell is available for your very own exclusive use. Have your wedding here or come and celebrate a special occasion with your family and friends.

A Tour of Springkell with James Johnson-Ferguson

Laura and Bryan's Wedding
David & Ciara - Springkel
Nicola & Tom - Humanist W


Eaglesfield, Lockerbie
Dumfriesshire, Scotland DG11 3AL
United Kingdom

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1 Review
Liz and Martin Clarke
We wholeheartedly recommend Springkell

“We would wholeheartedly recommend Springkell to anyone looking for a venue to hold a special occasion. “James and his team are absolutely awesome. From the first moment we spoke to James he was fantastic. We organised our wedding from Australia having never seen Springkell and it couldn’t have been easier. James helped every step of the way. James was more than happy to help with the registrar and local suppliers. His recommendations were all wonderful which is so amazingly helpful when your half a world away. “Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived in Springkell. Both we and our guests were treated like royalty…..everyone had such a fabulous time. “Any day will be special at Springkell. The team will do anything to help, the venue is gorgeous and the setting fabulous! “We wish James and the team all the best in the future and can only say definitely pick Springkell you won’t be disappointed!”

September 2017

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