Wedding Brochure

Wedding Brochure

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Wedding Brochure

The Murray Arms



Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and thank you for considering The Murray Arms Hotel as the setting for your special day.

The Murray Arms was built around 1760 by James Murray of Broughton and Cally and enjoys a long and proud history. Originally a posting inn, the hotel boasts a superb position in the pretty conservation area of Gatehouse of Fleet. With the clock tower on our doorstep and beautiful private gardens to the rear, the hotel makes a wonderful and memorable setting for your wedding. Steeped in history, Robert Burns wrote the famous ‘Scots Wha Hae’ in The Murray Arms when travelling through Gatehouse over two centuries ago. This historic building and its surrounds provide a great backdrop for photographs you will cherish forever.

You can be sure of a warm Scottish welcome for you and your guests at The Murray Arms. Exchange your vows within the hotel and sip champagne with your guests in our private garden. Then sit down to a sumptuous meal with your family and friends and make the most of the evening light as you overlook the garden while you eat. With the original solid wood dance floor now fully restored, The Garden Room is the ideal place to celebrate with dancing into the night.

Whether you are planning an intimate wedding for a handful of guests or an elaborate celebration for one hundred, we have choice of rooms to suit your needs. You can be assured that we will do our utmost to ensure you have the day you always dreamed of.

Wedding Packages

Rather than restrict you to a choice of set menus, we have arranged our wedding menus in a way that means you can build the menu that best suits your tastes from a variety of starters, main courses and desserts. Please choose one from each course to create your tailor made menu. Once you have chosen your three courses (or four should you prefer) you will be able to calculate the exact cost per person. Please note your menu price doesn’t include the wedding meal, it gives you an entire package including:

Bay trees lit with fairy lights at the entrance

Red carpet at the front door for you and your guests

A glass of chilled sparkling wine for the bridal party on arrival

Exclusive use of your chosen function rooms (no additional room hire charge)

Personal wedding co-ordinator

Pre dinner canapés

Wedding menus for your dinner tables

Use of decorative cake stand and wedding knife dressed with ribbon

Linen table cloths and napkins

Linen chair covers with organza sashes to match your colour scheme

Complimentary double room for the bride and groom on wedding night

(for weddings with a minimum of 50 adult guests for dinner)

Get Married at the Murray Arms

Why not plan your entire day with us and avoid the need for you and your guests to travel between venues. You can choose to be married in the hotel, or weather permitting you could be married in the open air in the hotel gardens. Or why not consider a marquee on the lovely level lawns and enjoy the best of both worlds!

Should you decide to be married in the hotel there is an additional fee. This includes the use of your chosen room with two pedestal flower arrangements (and where applicable the fireplace dressed with foliage and flowers).

Please note that the registrar / minister’s fees remain the responsibility of the bride and groom.

Menu Builder – Starters

Please choose one of the following:

Soup of Your Choice, with Homemade Bread and Butter £4.95

Pearls of Melon with Pimm’s Jelly and a Fruit Coulis (v) £5.95

Galloway Smoked Salmon with Lemon, Capers and Dill £6.95

Chicken Liver Parfait with Pear Chutney and Toast £5.95

Smoked Duck Salad with a Raspberry Dressing £6.95

Fantail of Melon with Mango Sorbet and Seasonal Fruits £5.95

Goats Cheese and Red Onion Tartlet with Balsamic dressed Herb Salad (v) £5.95

Layered Chicken and Chorizo Terrine with Tomato Chutney £6.95

Salad of Brie, Poached Pear, Ciabatta Croutons and Rocket Salad (v) £5.95

Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose Sauce and Crisp Salad Leaves £6.50

Vol au Vent with Sautéed Mushrooms in a White Wine Cream Sauce (v) £5.95

Platter of Smoked Salmon, Prawns and Smoked Trout £7.95

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties £5.95

Intermediate Course

If you would like to add an intermediate course to your meal this will be served between the starter and main course:

Add a soup of your choice for £3.50 per person

Add a refreshing fruit sorbet for £3.00 per person

If you feel a three or four course meal might not suit your requirements why not consider a buffet? We are able to offer a beautiful dressed buffet to include a main course and dessert with coffee to follow. Please ask for more details and we will build a package to suit your needs

Menu Builder – Main Courses

Please choose one of the following:

Breast of Chicken on a bed of Leeks with a White Wine Cream Sauce £13.95

Traditional Roast of Galloway Beef with Yorkshire Pudding £14.95

Loin of Pork with Apricot Stuffing and Cider Sauce £13.50

Poached Fillet of Salmon with an Asparagus Cream £14.95

Roast Leg of Scottish Lamb with a Rosemary and Redcurrant Jus £14.95

Slow Cooked Galloway Venison in a Berry Sauce £14.95

Breast of Chicken stuffed with Haggis and topped with Whisky Cream £14.50

Baked Fillet of Seabass with a Mussel and Saffron Sauce £15.25

Duck Breast with a Herb Potato Cake and Cassis Sauce £14.95

Roast Turkey with Sage and Onion Stuffing £13.95

Seared Medallion of Beef Fillet with an Arran Mustard Cream £16.95

Pan Roasted Fillet of Cod with Lemon Crushed Potatoes and Sauce Vierge £14.95

Loin of Pork with an Apple and Mustard Sauce £13.50

Herb Roasted Rump of Hill Lamb with Minted Gravy £14.95

Slow Cooked Galloway Beef with your choice of peppercorn, whisky or red wine with mushroom and shallot sauce £14.95

All main courses are served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.

Vegetarian Main Courses

Wild Mushroom Risotto topped with Parmesan Shavings (v) £13.50

Baked Stuffed Pepper filled with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables and Cheese Herb Crumble (v) £13.50

Puff Pastry Tart with Mozzarella, Sun-blushed Tomatoes and Pesto (v) £13.50

Menu Builder – Desserts

Please choose one of the following:

Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce and Heart Shaped Biscuits £5.95

Lemon Syllabub with a Spiced Shortbread Finger £6.75

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream £6.95

White Chocolate and Raspberry Tart £6.95

Whole Poached Pear with Chocolate and Hazelnut Sauce £6.95

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble with Sauce Anglaise £6.95

Individual Pavlova filled with Fresh Fruits and Whipped Cream £6.95

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pot £6.75

Profiteroles, filled with Cream and topped with Chocolate Sauce £6.95

Glazed Lemon Tart with Raspberries and Clotted Cream £6.95

Orange Bread and Butter Pudding with Crème Anglaise £6.95

Lemon and Lime Cheesecake with a Red Berry Coulis £6.95

Summer Fruit Pudding with Fresh Cream £6.95

Dark and White Chocolate Terrine with Morello Cherry Compote £6.95

Strawberries in a Brandy Snap Basket with Chantilly Cream (seasonal) £6.95

Three Cheese Platter with Homemade Chutney and Oatcakes £7.50

Please note that the price for all our desserts includes freshly brewed coffee and tea served with homemade tablet to follow your meal.


We welcome children at The Murray Arms Hotel and will be delighted to provide children’s meals for your younger guests. Children under the age of two will eat free of charge. Children aged twelve or under can enjoy a three course children’s meal for £10 per child or have a small portion of the adult menu where possible. Those aged thirteen and over will be counted as adults.

Evening Buffet Packages

Option 1 £6.25

A mix of freshly cut sandwiches on white and brown bread, one item from the buffet selector, plus tea and coffee.

Option 2 £6.50

A mix of freshly cut sandwiches on white and brown bread, two items from the buffet selector, plus tea and coffee.

Option 3 £8.75

A mix of freshly cut sandwiches on white and brown bread, three items from the buffet selector, plus tea and coffee.

Option 4 £10.00

A mix of freshly cut sandwiches on white and brown bread, four items from the buffet selector, plus tea and coffee.

Evening Buffet Selector

  • Oven baked sausage rolls
  • Chicken gougons in batter
  • Vegetable spring rolls with Thai dipping sauce
  • Blinis topped with smoked salmon and cream cheese
  • Onion bhaijis with mint raita
  • Haggis fritters
  • Smooth chicken liver parfait with pear chutney
  • Tempura king prawns with sweet chilli sauce
  • Chicken drumsticks with hoi sin dip
  • Goats cheese and red onion marmalade crostini

Alternative Choice £5.25

Alternatively, why not offer your guests hot filled rolls with Ayrshire bacon and square sausage, plus tea and coffee.

Drinks Packages

Option One £7.00 per person

  • One glass of house wine with the meal.
  • Glass of sparkling wine for the toast.

Option Two £9.95 per person

  • Half bottle of house wine with the meal.
  • Glass of sparkling wine for the toast.

Option Three £12.95 per person

  • Choose one arrival drink from the following options:

o Sparkling wine

o Pimm’s and lemonade with fresh fruit

o Rum and fruit punch

o Mulled wine

o Bucks Fizz

  • Half bottle of house wine with the meal.
  • Glass of sparkling wine for the toast.


Jugs of cordial £2.00

Bottle of Schloer £4.50

There is no obligation to book a drinks package. If you require something different please discuss it with us and we can cater accordingly.

Please note that we do not offer corkage. Only drinks purchased from the hotel may be consumed on the premises.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Confirmation and Deposits

To book your wedding date we require you to confirm your chosen day and date with us in writing, together with a non-refundable deposit of £350. If you are also holding your wedding ceremony in the hotel please note that the room hire fee for this is payable at the time of booking and is also non-refundable in the unlikely event of cancellation.


Approximate numbers for your wedding reception and evening guests are required at the time of booking. Final numbers must be confirmed at least one month before the date of your wedding. We will use these numbers to raise an invoice which will include all food and drink booked. You are required to settle this invoice two weeks before the date of the wedding. Any additional costs or charges after this point must be covered by a guaranteed method of payment.


In the unlikely event you have to cancel your wedding, The Murray Arms Hotel will invoice you based on a percentage of the total value of the booking:

Between three and six months prior to the wedding date – up to 50%

Less than three months prior to the wedding date – up to 75%

Less than one month prior to wedding date – 100%

(We recommend that anyone planning a wedding considers taking out wedding insurance to guard against financial loss due to unforeseen circumstances.)


We are happy to offer discounted rates for guests attending your wedding. Please note that reservations must be accompanied by a £25 per person non-refundable deposit together with the name and address of the guests staying. From experience we have found that the easiest way is for guests attending your wedding to make direct contact with the hotel to book their own accommodation.