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Crichton Memorial Church

The focal point of the 85 acre estate is the cathedral-style Crichton Memorial Church, designed by Edinburgh architect Sydney Mitchell, 1890-97. The Church features a nave, chancel, transepts and a 123 feet high square tower over the crossing.

The richly detailed exterior is of red sandstone from Locharbriggs and the elegant interior features sandstone from nearby Thornhill.

Inside the church you will find a stunning oak roof and floors of Irish and Sicilian marble under foot and superb furnishings, including a stone carving by William Vickers of Glasgow illuminated by the impressive stained glass by Oscar Paterson of Glasgow.

As a non denominational church, The Crichton Memorial Church is available for weddings, graduations, concerts and events and has been host to BBC productions such as Songs of Praise.

In 2017, a centenary celebration event was held in the Church and more recently, new History Tours were launched in partnership with Mostly Ghostly Tours taking in the church, the under croft and the crypt.

 

 

 

 
 
  • Just a wee note to express our huge thanks for helping organise our wedding in July. We had the most amazing day and it went like clockwork without any real hitches – this is all thanks to you and your team. The Crichton Church was amazing and the Duncan Rooms even had a new carpet fitted in our honour! The food was also fantastic – hats off to the chef! Thank you so much for a very professional service from start to finish.

    Mr & Mrs Mika, Wedding at The Crichton
  • Graeme and I would like to thank you very much for all you did to make Dean and Kirsty’s wedding day really memorable for them. Everything went like clockwork, thanks to you and your team. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks so much for all your hard work, you were a pleasure to work with.

     

    Graeme and Shirley Allison (Brides Parents)
  • Thank you for making the wedding of Anna and Liam a great success. Kirsty you were so attentive and had thought of everything, you were amazing! Graeme thank you for fixing our technical issues, it was greatly appreciated. Thanks also to the chefs, the food was outstanding – we had many positive comments especially with regards to the evening buffet which was superb. Thanks also to the bar and waiting staff nothing was too much trouble. With grateful thanks to all the staff.

     

    Janice and Jim Harkness (Grooms Parents)
  • Thank you very much for all your help in making our special day so fantastic. You really were ‘on hand’ whenever we needed anything or just had a wee question. You helped keep the day just as we imagined it would be and individual to us. Thank you for your kindness, best wishes.

     

    Lynne and Billy Dodds
  • Our wedding reception in the Crichton Church was a magical experience and everything we could ask for. From the moment we stepped inside the church we knew it was the ideal wedding venue for us. The staff worked incredibly hard to make our wedding dreams come true. They ensured all our preparations came to fruition and they were in touch with all our providers. We had a perfect day and would whole heartedly recommend this venue to others.

     

    William and Victoria Graham
  • That’s us finally on our honeymoon, it’s time to relax. I just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you for making my dreams come true on Saturday. We had the best wedding we could ever have imagined and every single one of our guests had a great time which is all that matters. You and your team are amazing, I wish I could have a wedding with you every week. Thanks again.

    Mr and Mrs Sloan
  • Apologies we are only getting back to you now we headed straight off to Majorca for a couple of weeks so that’s us just home. We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, organisation, professionalism and friendly manner in organising our wedding. We had such a great time and all our guests are raving about the venue and how seamless it all went and I know that’s all down to you working like crazy behind the scenes. Thank you again and best of luck with the rest of the wedding season!

     

    Caroline and Alan Davis
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