Some Recent Guest Comments...

Guestbook comments and our lovely thank you letters

We now post all our latest lovely guest comments on Facebook so please refer to our Facebook page here. Some super comments from past events include:

JULY 2014

I just wanted to write and tell you that Martin & myself had a fantastic weekend at his niece's wedding this weekend past. We stayed two nights in Room 211, loved the huge bed, decor and powerful shower. We ate in the Orangery on Friday evening and must ask you to thank the kitchen team for a beautiful meal. Martin is a chef and said his dessert (taste of citrus) was one of the best he'd ever had! The wedding itself went without a hitch and everyone seemed to have a great time, helped by the sunny weather! The wedding meal was also very good. All staff were friendly ,efficient & a special mention must be made of a charming young lady who cheerfully manned the bar on Saturday until 2am with whom we had a lovely chat(think her name was Rebecca West )

Alison & Martin


I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your fantastic work organising our wedding on Sunday. You and all the rest of the staff at Balbirnie have been absolutely amazing and made sure that everything ran smoothly, whilst allowing us to enjoy ourselves on the day.
Everyone commented on what a beautiful venue it was, how good the service was from all the staff and how much they enjoyed the meal. A few people even said it was the 'best wedding' they'd ever been to! It's no surprise that you've got all those awards. Angela was just incredible on Sunday! She made us feel so relaxed, was always on hand to tell us what we were meant to be doing next (we wouldn't have had a clue otherwise!) and was extremely attentive - almost intuitive! - about what we would be needing or wanting at any moment. Couldn't have asked for more! The pre-wedding dinner on Saturday was also lovely and please do pass my thanks on to your colleague who looked after us that evening Also of course to all the other staff and the chefs, the service and the food was perfect.
Roisin and Lewis Ritchie


Thank you for organising a lovely evening for Madeleine's retrial.  We had a great night!

Susan Corr


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping ensure we had a wonderful wedding. The service and attention to detail really was beyond our expectations and ensured that once the morning began, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Nothing was too much trouble, from poor Meghan helping me to lug in boxes of candles, pompoms, and mini sloe gins on the Saturday night ( in the pouring rain!) to the absolutely unflappable Angela, our truly wonderful MC- she was AMAZING...every wedding needs an Angela! The day was incredibly important to Stuart and I, we waited quite a long time to make things official and it was important to us that things went smoothly for us and that our guests were well looked after and you never let us down; At every stage, from initial planning through to the day itself (and the morning after), you ensured we were supported, informed and treated as valued customers. Our guests were blown away by everything, the venue, the ceremony, the relaxed but ordered flow of the day, the impeccable service of your professional staff, the delicious food...

Individually you are all wonderful at what you do, but as a team you are just incredible and so deserving of the awards you have received to date and I have no doubt there are more to come.

Colleen and Stuart


Having had two meals in the Bistro to weekend before last with my wife I just wanted to pass on our thanks for the really excellent food and the service we received.

All your staff were a delight to deal with and we’ll surely be back the next time we are in the area.



Very pleasant hotel.. Beautiful room. Staff professional and pleasant. All together a very enjoyable stay.

David Jackson


Quality and value for money.

Scott Scrimgeour



It was perfect.

Andrew Alcock


Staff helpful and attentive.

Jane McKenzie


Excellent service from Fran and Brett.

Sheena Martin


Relaxed atmosphere and arrange of gluten free options.

Marie Steele


Jodie was very good.

Simon Usher


We had a wonderful time.

Joanne Johnstone


Can i just thank all your staff for a excellent service my wife and i received tonight, we had a 4 course meal in the orangery restaurant, it was one of the best meals we have had, our table service was first class, please pass onto all your staff. We will certainly be back soon, all your staff made us both so welcome from entering the reception to sitting in the lounge then when leaving they could not do enough, i hope to be back with my wife and her sister and brother-in law in the near future.

Mr William Richards


Fantastic venue for my daughters wedding. Everything was perfection and the staff 1st class.

Christie Family


Everything for our big day was perfection from start to finish. A massive thank you to all the staff.

The new Mr/s Dunro





Thank you for our amazing wedding! Wonderful staff.

Rosemary Walker


Amazing wedding. Thank you Angela, Gaynor and staff.

Alexander Kerr



Mrs McLuckie


Great place!!

Edna, David and Ryan Kirisnan


Very impressed.

Brain Ferguson


Fantastic day and evening. Fantastic service. Proud mum and dad of Groom and now new daughter Ellise.

Mr and Mrs Lamont Snr


Great venue and amazing service.

Kirsty Lamont and Robert Higgins


Fantastic day celebrating wedding of Ellise and Thomas with all the family. Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Schofield


Brilliant stay will definitely be back.

Mr and Mrs Scholfield


Thank you very much for the lovely stay at Balbirnie.



JUNE 2014

Just wanted to email you to say what a wonderful night we all had in the pop-up Bistro. Everything was perfect. Could you please pass on a big Thank you to David, our waiter, who looked after us extremely well.



Friendly staff.

Barry Ralston


Excellent we will be back.

Steven Welch


It was perfect.

Mrs Gunn


Happy with everything. Staff are really nice and friendly

Mrs Borthwick


Staff are very friendly.

Colin Fowler


The staff and were incredible.

Rebecca West


Just sending a quick note before were away on our honeymoon to say thank you. The whole weekend was fantastic, everyone had such a good time and everything went so smoothly. Erdal and his team were fantastic at looking after us and keeping things moving along. Please pass our thanks onto everyone involved we are extremely happy!

Laura and Darren


We would just like to say a massive thank you to you and all the wonderful staff at Balbirnie. You kept us at ease the whole day and nothing felt rushed.  We had the perfect day and some amazing memories have been made that we will cherish forever. All our guests have been saying how amazing the day was, the place was beautiful and how great the staff were.  The day was everything we wanted and more and Balbirnie will always be special to us and we will be back soon to visit.

Heather & David, or should I say Mr & Mrs Adamson


West room is very impressive.

Robert Crook


Very good customer service.

Susan Belton


I wanted to write to thank you so much for all your help organising my wedding.  We had such a good time, and we have so many beautiful memories of the day.  Thank you to you, Shona, and all of the staff at Balbirnie House for making my wedding day so lovely and stress-free.  You were all so professional, patient and accommodating.  Could you please pass on my special thanks to the Chef and the kitchen staff?  The wedding breakfast was absolutely spot-on!  So many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food - and indeed the experience at Balbirnie House.


Sophisticated setting.

Tracy Sloan


Staff very attentive.

Jill Wallace


Fabulous attention to detail.

Abbie Meinart


Staff were all lovely.

Lynn Haldane


It was wonderful!

Mrs Marett-Robinson


The evening was perfect, especially for my sister who was 70.

Elizabeth Jenkins


It couldn’t have been better, made my mums 70th Birthday so special.

Elizabeth Murray


Staff are lovely.

Jill Burke


It was great!

Megan Morron


Very comfortable and relaxing.

Ray Saunders





Staff was wonderful and made our stay perfect.

Mr Kevin Gaines


Thank you for a great night at Buckhaven prom.

Chloe Fairgrieve


Erdal was very accommodating in helping with the wine selection at dinner. Ewelina left lovely card in your room. Mahmut made a very good drink. Shona, David and Mahmut provided a friendly face at Breakfast time, food at dinner and breakfast was excellent.

Sarah Gibson


Beef was excellent.

George Clark


Calm relaxing atmosphere. Staff friendly.

Natasha Hewley




Mrs Smith


The flat iron steak was gorgeous.

Janet Lowe


Amazing food, very good value.

Kirstin Anderson


Staff showed us other parts of the house very impressed.

Managers at Balbirnie Caravan Club


Michelle is very helpful.

Susan Russell


Dessert was to die for.

Pauline Tindal


Great value for money.

Kirsty Bruce


Total fine dining experience. Great experience. Very satisfied. 1st choice for family celebrations.

Rosemary Stewart


Staff were friendly.

Alison Wakefield


Fillet steaks were delicious.

Pete Shields


Everything was perfect.

Sandra and James Rutherford


Just wanted to say what a great night we had on Friday. I had looked in Friday afternoon with balloons for tables and manager in charge of our room was most helpful in agreeing the best layout of tables. The staff were friendly and helpful and everyone agreed the meal itself was excellent. Congratulations to Chef! Thankyou



MAY 2014 

Keep up the good work your staff are amazing.

Margaret McGinley


Food and service was outstanding.

Barbara Penman



Andy and Helen Duke


Cant wait for tomorrow- Wedding!



Our wedding day- so happy x

Mr and Mrs Kulik


The Balbirnie Team are a credit to this lovely location.

Lambros Karasellos


Wonderful 10 year anniversary visit!

Mr and Mrs Anderson


Very pleasant stay.

Mr Bradley and Miss Neale


Friendly attentive service yet relaxed.

Craig Paterson


We had a very nice day.

David Ingram


Lovely night.

Moira Cooper


Jodie 1st class.

Alastair Adamson


The whole experience.

Mr and Mrs White


Absolutely perfect night. Staff were fantastic and so friendly. Food was delicious service was fast and efficient. Chefs Table was a real treat. Would come back and recommend.

Robyn Duncan


Helpful friendly staff. Good food.

Dorothy Markham


We had a lovely stay after a long time away. Very good value with some generous extra touches- much appreciated.

Mr David Anderson


It was amazing.

Rachel Murray


You couldn’t do anything different. Thanks for having us.

Jacqueline Walker


Superb food and value.

James Morton


Steak! Amazing!

Euan Farquhar


Staff friendly and helpful

Tracey Loan


Friendly but professional

Brain Scott


Great food and service

Mr Bell


Staff efficient service

Craig Green


Very friendly staff

Stephanie Lee


There’s nothing we can think of that would of made the night better!

Ian Farmer


Just maintain this standard.

Mr Keen


Atmosphere very pleasant.

Susan Williamson


Friendly staff.

Mr and Mrs Moran



Don Kelly


Warm welcome to family party. Wonderful food relaxed atmosphere.

Betty Turnbull


It was lovely as always.

Mrs Jay Hutchison


Don’t think there is anything that you can improve on, as we were made to feel very welcome in all areas of the Hotel by all staff.

Mr and Mrs Laing


Don’t change a thing. Perfect balance of formal/informal. Always a pleasure. Food is always first class.

Mr Clark

APRIL 2014


I just wanted to pass on a huge thanks for organising the upgrade to the Four Poster Room. It was absolutely beautiful and very much appreciated. We will definitely recommend to our friends and hopefully return ourselves. We are coming back soon with our family for lunch in the Bistro as it looked like a lovely setting. The food we had in the Orangery was fantastic, the service from everyone was top class and we had a wonderful stay. Many thanks again for our wonderful surprise.



Really appreciated the upgrade.

Jackie Wilson


We were made to feel very welcome. Great experience.

Ms Eeles


Staff were exceptionally friendly.

Mr and Mrs Reader-Harris


Fantastic service and food.

Pauline Farquhar


Cosy atmosphere nice and warm.

Mr Davidson


Blair was fantastic.

Julie Hewitson


We came here for my husband’s 60th birthday. I couldn’t have chosen any better place to celebrate. On arrival we were told we had an upgrade which was a bonus. The room/ suite was fabulous. We both loved it- very relaxing. The meals were superb and service staff very professional, polite and very helpful. We ate both at the Orangery and Bistro both served lovely meals. We spent a great 2 nights and will definitely return and recommend this hotel to friends and family. Thanks again.

Jackie Wilson


Great night. Comfy room.

Mr Pullar


Everyone so helpful and friendly.

Mr/s Daugg


Amazing day. Thanks to all.

Vikki Quigg


We just wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ for making our visit to celebrate our Anniversary so very special. We were bowled over with the beautiful room we were allocated, think it was maybe the Bridal Suite, well worth waiting 30 years for as we never had such luxury when we got married!

There was a card and a bottle of bubbly waiting and everything was just lovely. The house chocolate cookies were especially nice too. All the staff were lovely and welcoming and the waitress who served our dinner was delightful.

The Orangery was looking as stylish as ever and it was nice to also have a delicious breakfast there the following morning in the sunshine. A quick stroll in your lovely grounds rounded off our visit. If I can only persuade my other half that we must do this every year……!

We travel and eat out quite a lot and always like to say well done, your efforts are very much appreciated, Balbirnie House is a very special place in which to stay.

Kathleen and Martin Edward


It was grand.

Douglas Renton


Food was excellent.

Matthew Russell


Excellent food, room and briallant staff.

Mr I Thompson


Very comfortable.

David Leottfit


Staff excellent.

Michelle Liddell


Thank you for such a beautiful room! Room 205 which was my parents room the weekend of our wedding. Very special for us. Thank you. Great reception from Nicola as always!



Excellent friendly service by Jodie.

Cheryl Cairns



Walter Spencer


We have had a lovely stay at Balbirnie House. The service has been the best we’ve had the room was a home away from home. We came to experience Balbirnie a year before our wedding at this venue and it has both of us even more excited. The countdown has begun. Many Thanks

Michelle Cook


Partner is diabetic and plenty variety on menu.

Henry Dempsey





Wonderful place.

S Thompson                    


Staff great. Fabulous stay.

E Thompson


We will write separately thanking you all properly, but it was all fantastic, ran so smoothly and we were looked after so well - we will most certainly be coming back for our first anniversary! It did not escape our attention that at Sat Bains (2 Michelin stars) the dinner service was no more professional than at our wedding breakfast. Additionally one of our guests was a cookery teacher at Leith's cookery school and she was very impressed with not only the wedding breakfast but also dinner at the Bistro. The staff were all excellent, friendly and engaging but also professional, from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. Best wishes to all.

The Jackson family

I was there for dinner with my family as it was my daughter, Rhianna's, 21st birthday. We came for another 2 of my kids 21st's so it has become somewhat of a tradition. We also come at other times too such as Christmas eve and just when we feel we deserve it lol The reason I have chosen this occasion to write is because the service and ambience was even more enjoyable than usual. All the waiting staff were attentive and lovely. Your bar staff were also fantastic. I had the most enjoyable Singapore Sling I have ever had, so special thanks to your bearded barman -(Adam) The little touches such as the birthday card and decorated plate just added to the whole experience.

Callum Orr

MARCH 2014



Wendy Masterton


Venue has lived up to our expectations and we cant imagine improvements.

Mr and Mrs Robertson


We have just returned from Balbirnie, having enjoyed a lovely lunch as part of the Fife NADFAS group. The highlight of the occasion was the high standard of service provided throughout the afternoon. We were sat with The Lord Lieutenant of Fife and she asked me to pass on her compliments.

Colin Moore


Service was amazing.

Orla Johnstone


Welcoming friendly atmosphere.

Mhairi McConville


Wanted to take a moment to say a huge big thank you for everything in the preparation and lead up to Julie and James' Wedding on Sunday. It really was a magical day - perfect in every way - a day memories are made of. I have spent the last few days reliving it all - I can't believe how relaxed we all were, I didn't expect to be so calm myself as I thought I would be anxious wondering if everything would go according to plan - but I had no worries at all, as everything was seamless.  Your help and

patience in the planning and lead up to the wedding was much appreciated, The Balbirnie is a very popular wedding venue, but we were made to feel so special.  Angela on the day was amazing, and nothing was too much bother - she helped make the day extra special, and ensured everything ran like clockwork. The comments we have had from all guests have been amazing and full of

praise for the hotel, the food and the accommodation - many have stated it's the best wedding they have been too. Julie and James had an amazing day - it was lovely for us all to celebrate a magical day in a magical place. We will make sure we still pop along for lunches etc as the Balbirnie

is now a special place to us all - think we all need a Balbirnie 'fix' now and then!



Just wanted to let you know that our day was just fantastic! It was absolutely perfect and thank you so much for all your help you been superb! Erdal was wonderful and kept everything spot on and he is a lovely gentleman. Thanks again to you all, we highly recommend Balbirnie House for the best wedding venue without a doubt

Linda and Ali



Mr Hollamay


Excellent Room.

Mr Robert Ross


Absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for making us feel so special. Especially for mixing me a special pregnancy cocktail in the bar (alcohol-free).

Margaret Browning


Service was excellent.

Gail Shanks


It was lovely came with 2 friends from France. We all enjoyed a superb evening. Food was excellent for quality and quantity and presentation.

Ian Hirschfield



Just wanted to say thank you for everything that you done on Friday, you truly have a remarkable

location at Balbirnie and team of employees that you should be very proud of. From myself and my wife (Chris) keep doing what you do as I don’t know anywhere else that does it better.

Alex McIntyre


All went well and no issues with the hotel – would like to say Shona who was out contact for the evening was a real credit it to the hotel and was a pleasure to work alongside.

Catherine Cubitt


Had a great night.

Wilma Anderson


Warm friendly service and food.

Jane Eaton


Our night was made special by the fantastic service by Francesca.

Liz Reilly


Steaks were perfect. Couldn’t fault anything.

J Robertson


I thought you would like to know that yesterday's event was a complete success.  It is not easy to please 80 ladies (of a certain age) but that is exactly what you and your staff achieved.  The attention to detail, in every area, was greatly appreciated and much enjoyed by everyone. The room was beautiful, the food delicious and the service efficient.  Many thanks to everyone involved. A special thank you is due (once again) to Erdal who was effortlessly efficient.  He made the whole event run so smoothly while remaining attentive and charming throughout. He really is a treasure. Feedback from members, on departure, was unanimous - they all want to return next year.  I was delighted - I am sure you will be too.

Betty Jolly


Friendly. Lovely meal.

J Mills


Quality and good choice on menu.

Peter Casey


Very pleasant night.

Charles Bell


Friendly engaging staff.

Michiel Verbraeken


My steak was yummy!

Pauline Farquhar


Staff and specials menu.

Donna LeRoy


All food was good.

Mark Goldsmith

David and Francesca were attentive, responsive but not at all intrusive throughout dinner. Helpful charming they are a real credit to the Balbirnie House Hotel.

C Fulton


Excellent food and service, rooms great. Hard to improve on such high standards. Fantastic night.

Jude Morrison


Fantastic location and service.



Beautiful hotel and surroundings.

Phil and Karen Evans


Brought back lovely memories of our wedding. Great Stay.

Helen Murphy




Dear Rosemary, ( & Nicholas too of course ) Please pass on my thanks to those who helped make last Friday's Burns Supper both a successful & memorable evening. This was indeed a team effort & it seems unfair to pick out individuals. However, ' tho I can't name each of the waiting staff by name, they did a marvellous job. Always pleasant, interacting with guests & highly professional,  being the " frontline troops ", they performed their duties in an exemplary fashion. Behind the scenes, the chef & his kitchen staff produced a magical meal. My guests found if difficult to select a favourite course...surely an accolade,  when each dish is worthy of five stars? ( And our meat, melted in the mouth. ) Erdal, who had been with us for " the set up " along with some of the young staff, who reprised their shift in the evening, was indeed worthy of the title " Manager of the year ". No request was considered a problem & the young people were of a similar mould. Delighted to be of help, or to find solutions to prevent any glitches. Amy, my very own " dedicated " drinks waitress,  was assiduous in her duties, always checking,  that Top Table Guests were being attended to and always with a delightful smile. Erdal & Shona, made valiant efforts during service, to keep things slick & up to time. If there was a tiny over-run, it was due to guests enjoying the event, the ambience & the general conversation.  Of course, no large event, just happens. Thank you too Rosemary, for the hours spent in planning, discussions with Chef & Balbirnie's aim to achieve perfection.

All in all, the dreich January evening,  was certainly enlivened, by another excellent " Balbirnie Experience ". And may I also mention, the reception staff at the beginning & end of the evening, who were as welcoming & helpful, as usual. Congratulations are due, to all concerned.

Pam Garland


Relaxed atmosphere.

Mr/s Fleming


Could not be any better.

Catherine Campbell


Staff were really nice, well treated happy with everything.

Mrs Barrhurick


Our dining experience was excellent. Attention to detail and great customer focussed. Having stayed at Mar Hall last night, you easily match and exceed the service that they provide. Look forward to staying with you again.

Lesley McCabe


Gorgeous delightful hotel.

Lauren Hogg


Another fantastic stay.

Mr/s Kennedy


I am just emailing you to say a big Thank You for a wonderful Christmas Party Night myself and work colleagues from St Joseph's had. It was fabulous from start to finish. Hope to be back again



Excellent venue for  GETAWAY.



Excellent service.

Mr/s Hutt


Very pleasant staff. Wonderful stay in a beautiful room.

The Paterson’s


Great burns supper. Great room.

Mrs Dagg


Always charming and pleasant.

Jeff Axelrod



Mr Johnson


I just wanted to write a few lines to tell you how much we enjoyed the ball and in particular the dinner which was really delicious, and as always, beautifully served by the waiters. I decided to take the veggie option and I was worried that it would be a bit tasteless as is often the case these days. However, the other vegetarian at the table and I were impressed with the flavoursome courses we had, and the meat eaters were also well impressed with the food, so many thanks and well done to all of your team at Balbirnie - it was a great night and it's all down to their hard work.

Marian and Dave Sellar



Now that the dust has settled I can let you know how things went on 17th Jan. The event was a great success with much praise for the meal which was greatly enjoyed.  Please tell chef that the mini

clootie dumplings were the talk of the evening - delicious. We were all really impressed, when we were setting things up in the afternoon, Erdal who was working with Shona.  He was so intent on everything going smoothly and so full of good ideas we just knew it was going to be a good night. The drinks reception in the gallery worked beautifully this year and that got us off to a flying start. What more can I say other than huge thank you to you and to the staff for helping to make our event a success.

Betty J


You can’t improve perfection.

Nate King


Amazing building.

Claire Smith



I’d just like to say we had a lovely time at Balbirnie on Saturday evening. I spoke to Erdal on arrival and we were very well looked after by Ewelina and the staff. Everything was superb. I will definitely recommend the hotel to other people.

Thanks also for your assistance.



General atmosphere

Mrs McNab


Ticked all the boxes. Thank you.

Leanne Donnachie


Lovely lovely staff

Rosie Kidd


Just a quick note to say thank you to you and all the staff for last night. We had a great time, the staff were very attentive and we felt thoroughly well looked after. Everyone has also commented on how much they enjoyed their meal and that every course seemed to be better than the last.


I just thought I would drop you an E/mail complimenting you on your Xmas party night which I was part of on Saturday 7th December.

I was a member of the FMC Technologies party and all of our table and the others I have  had the chance to speak to all praised the whole evening, the reception,  service, food,  the DJ and the hotel itself which was very well presented which made it a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

David Page


Building and grounds are lovely.

Mr and Mrs D Campbell


Just wanted to say thank you so much for our Christmas Lunch yesterday, everyone had a great time and there were lots of comments about the fantastic service and lovely food.  I know that we had a few awkward requests, and also a few very last minute requests.  I really appreciated your help in fulfilling them all - you were fab.



I'm writing to let you know that I am delighted to say that my party night on 7 December was a great success. Everything was set out beautifully and your arrangements went seamlessly. We were very well looked after and attended to throughout the evening, and everybody thoroughly enjoyed their meal and wines. Many of my guests on the night have been regular visitors to Balbirnie House Hotel over the years and many have considerable experience of fine wines, so you can imagine the pleasure that I took when they all complimented the whole occasion. I have therefore to pass their pleasure and appreciation on to you and all your staff, noting our cheerful and hardworking head waitress, and add my own personal gratitude and a big 'thank you' to all involved in creating a great ambiance in lovely surroundings and making the evening such a success.

Simon Wilson


I would just like to thank you for a great Christmas lunch today. It made my Christmas. My wee boy really enjoyed it too. The staff are fantastic and the decorations were beautiful.
Well done and have a great Christmas, will be back again
Caroline Mackay and family


Always enjoy our visits.

Mr/s Spence


Beautiful hotel, staff and food.

Laura Smith


Excellent service.

Mr Paul Bell


Was our 45th Wedding Anniversary. We were delighted to find we had been given an upgraded room. A beautiful Four Poster spacious room. Comfortable bed and easy chairs spotlessly clean bathroom and shower. The service and food at dinner was superb and similarly at breakfast. We could not have had a better stay. We would like to thank you for the excellent standards and maintain. Al staff- reception, bar and restaurant were friendly, polite and extremely professional on what was a busy evening. Well Done Balbirnie!!!

Mr and Mrs Cotton

Just a note to thank you and your staff for a great party night on Saturday 7th December 2013. Everyone had a great night. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was great and the venue was ideal.



Hi just a quick Thank you from the Puddifoot Group Party Night we had a great time and all were very pleased to get into our room we got some great photos and the party night was fab!!! Thanks again for all your help and kind regards room upgrade.
Mrs Puddifoot


Wonderful to be back!

Kay Wan and Jon Mackay


Steaks were awesome.

Jonjay Reid


Thank you for a wonderful Christmas

Mr/s Hood


Great stay. We will be back. All staff were excellent and a merit.

Mr/s Constable


A relaxing intimate and homely stay. We have enjoyed ourselves greatly and have been looked after beautifully. Donna and the young Scottish waitress, the Hungarian waiter Muktar the barman and Arturs were all exceptional. Beautiful stay for our 10th wedding anniversary

Mrs Patterson


Lovely staff thanks for the stay.

Mr/s Wheeler


A very big thank you to all the wonderful staff at Balbirnie for a positively super. New Year Break!

Linda Waddle


Thank you for all of your efforts in organising last night.  Everything went very smoothly and the evening was enjoyed by our guests.  The food and wines were, as I would hope and expect (given past good experiences), exceptional.  Please pass on my thanks to all those staff who were on duty and looked after us so well. Thank you again.



We just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at the hotel for everything that you done for our wedding on 5th October. The day ran perfectly thanks to your team and we could not fault a thing. From the day we booked our wedding you were so helpful and could answer any questions we had and nothing was too much hassle to you. The team were so organised and professional on the day and we have had nothing about compliments about our choice of venue.



We really enjoyed our dining experience at the Orangery last week.

The service staff in the restaurant was excellent (sorry I can’t remember the young lady’s name this long after).

We shall certainly be coming back again.

Best regards,



We got married here in 2010 and asked reception if we could see the ballroom again. They were more than happy to oblige and set up a music system to play our “first dance” song. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Anthony Cooke


Food was excellent.

Margaret McKenzie


Thank so much for making our 2nd wedding anniversary so special. It was great to be back.

Jennifer and Scott Ferguson


I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with our event. Everything was perfect on the night and all the staff couldn't have been more kind and helpful. All our guests were blown away by the venue so hopefully you'll have some custom from them in future. I hope you and yours had a lovely Halloween as well.             Sarah and Lawrie

Lovely food and service.

Kerry White


Restaurant was peaceful!

Mr Leask


I would to say a very big thank you to all staff at the fabulous Balbirnie House my son Adam Cook and his now wife Claire Cook Wedding last weekend 26th October. Many thanks to Kirsty or the great wedding organistaion and a very big thanks you to Shona, who on the day kept it all in good time and ship shape, all staff were very helpful and especially the  bar staff and front desk staff. Any problems that did arise over the weekend were dealt with and sorted with the upmost professionalism. A fantastic weekend was had by all my family and friends, so please thank all staff for a job well done.

Mr and Mrs Cook


Reception stuff very helpful. Steaks in Bistro were amazing…

Jonjay Reid





We both can't thank you and everyone at Balbirnie enough for everything you all did for us. We had such a perfect and memorable day, I'm slightly sad that I'm not a Balbirnie Bride anymore haha! I can't wait to get our photos back from David Ho, I will definitely send you a few when we get them, thank you so much again!



Thank you so much for making Our celebration dinner so memorable and enjoyable.....Please pass on our grateful thanks to Erdal and all the staff who gave us so much attention on Saturday. My telephone has been glowing with all the calls from our guests who were in the West Room on Saturday, the food, the service and the atmosphere was absolutely first class. Some of the guests felt as if they were in Downton Abbey !!!!!!

Please pass all our comments and thanks to everyone , including yourself, who was involved in making it so Special for us.

Dorothy and Ian Buchanan.


Thank you, for what we all agreed had been, an extremely comfortable and pleasant visit. All remarked that the food on Saturday was of a very high standard and that the staff were welcoming and helpful.


I just want to say thank you so much for a lovely evening on sat. A group of 6 of us booked the chef's table for a wedding menu tasting and couldn't fault anything. Great to actually meeting the chefs and the waiting staff were excellent! The staff were very friendly and outgoing. Always great to see we, the customer, can still have a bit of banter.
Susan Cheung and James Reardon


Felt I had to email to say how much we enjoyed yesterday.  From the moment we came through the door everything was "spot on", the staff and the attention to detail this year was super.  We have been coming for a few years now and I think your organisation with coffee etc was the best yet.

An excellent day!

Mrs Cairns


Thank you so much for inviting us again. We had a super 2 days and the space was great - just as you said it would be. All the guests said they had really enjoyed their day, and lots were already looking forward to next year - so well done you!    A big thank you again to all your nice staff who were so friendly and helpful. Will keep fingers and toes crossed that you will invite us back again.
Thank you again


Lovely meal and surrounding areas.

David Burness


Friendly staff.

Mike Burgess


Steak was excellent.

Alan Campbell


Good to be back. Absolutely superb!

Mr and Mrs Ackin


Great food and great night.

Mr and Mrs Fowart


We had the most amazing day ever and have come away with wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. In particular, Angela the day before and on the day of our wedding couldn't have been more helpful and went out of her way to ensure things ran smoothly.  We honestly can't thank you all enough!

Looking forward to our next trip to Balbirnie!

Laura Barclay


Thanks so much for all your help!  The meeting went extremely well – your reception was particularly friendly throughout, the rooms were great, our meeting room worked perfectly, as did the meals. We also enjoyed the falconry on your lawns! Everyone was extremely pleased with it.  And what a fabulous location. Thanks to you and all others involved



We loved all the attention to detail. These are the little things that make such a difference to a stay. Loved having pre dinner drinks in the library bar and coffee their after dinner. Such a lovely ambience throughout the hotel.

Mr and Mrs Edwards


Service, food and lovely dining experience.

Vicki McAlpine


Honestly, this was the best.

Mr and Mrs Mutch


Pleasant staff, good food and nice atmosphere.

Rachel Wallace


We just wanted to thanks you so much for making our wedding day so amazing. Your Service, attention to detail, professionalism and your friendly manner were fantastic and you made our day and you were such a special part of it. We look forward to visiting Balbirnie for many Happy Occasion’s in the future with our heartfelt thanks and best wishes.

Shirley and Iain


A very big thank you to all the staff. We had a fantastic day everyone was helpful and all our guests were commenting on how well the day ran. Thank you again.

Kinghorn/ Williams Family


Hotel surroundings are wonderful.

Brian Scott


Sticky Toffee Pudding- is the best ever!

Kerry Lansdsberg



Could not improve- We had amazing time!

Marion McCluny


May we take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks for your thoughtful Golden Wedding Anniversary Congratulations and your excellent professional service and delicious food served to our family. Our compliments to you all and the associated chefs.

June and James Edwards


Roy and I just wish to say "THANK YOU" for your help and advice regarding our

celebration lunch. All went very well - the meal was excellent, the ambience was lovely, as we

expected it would be, and all enjoyed themselves very much. And a special thank you from Roy

for his "lovely piece of fish". All in all a lovely way to celebrate with family and friends.

Jenny and Roy Spittal


Staff are very friendly. Made the day beautiful.

Lynne Morrison


Delicious Steaks!

Shirley Young


Celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary and very pleased we chose Balbirnie House as you have made it very special for us.

Mr and Mrs Read




Just a quick email to thank your team at Balbirnie House. I attended the O'Sullivan Wedding on Friday from Ireland and had requested gluten free foods to accommodate my dietary requirements, your team made fullfilling this no hassle at all and as a result I really enjoyed the day as did everyone attending. So thank you very much and I will happily recommend your hotel to others.

Best regards,

Karl Jennings


Just to say a great big thanks for organising the gammon steak and gluten free options for my daughter, Laura.  She thoroughly enjoyed her meal and I thoroughly enjoyed the set menu.  Please pass our compliments to the chef and his team. Well done to you for organising the event and to the waiting staff who coped so admirably and served us all well.



It was lovely to meet you on Saturday albeit fleetingly. I wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Michael Buble night on Saturday and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Balbirnie House Hotel.  The drinks reception, ballroom, 3 course meal, disco and Michael Buble tribute were all outstanding. Everyone at Balbirnie deserves a round of applause for excellence. Can you also please pass on our thanks to Shona for the wee surprise. We look forward to visiting Balbirnie again in the future.

Audrey, Linda, Janette, Lesley and Lindsey (the Rees Party)


What a fantastic night on Saturday! Everyone at our table had a ball and would definitely be up for attending another similar event.  Everyone else seemed to be enjoying it too, which made for a great atmosphere. The food was great and all the staff were friendly and helpful.



Greg & I would like to say a massive thank you to you for all your help throughout our big day. You were amazing & we loved every minute of our day.



Lovely stay before university.

Georgina and Mary Spencer


Lovely gardens.

Pamela Brough


Great stay!

Abby Edson


Lovely stay. Very friendly staff.

Owen Family


Thanks for a superb evening at the tribute Michael Buble, everything from the time we entered into the long gallery to the taxi back home we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food, service, disco and of course “Michael” was top class. I hope this type of evening can be repeated in the future and if so, can you inform us of any acts.

Gordon & Senga Powell     


Ambiance and general décor and service 1st class.

Mr Johnston


Staff are warm and friendly.

Mr Lambert


Lovely birthday gesture for my wife.

Mr Lavender



Staff and service was great.

Mr Fortune


Beautiful building and gardens.

Laura Gibb and Charlie Bell


Relaxed atmosphere

Laura Nelson


Lovely food.

Sarah Turpin


A warm friendly experience. Wouldn’t  change anything.

Karen Hepburn


The evening was very enjoyable.

Mr Sharp


Its not just a meal. It’s the whole package I love.

Sherral Wilson


We may say a very big thank you to everyone (both in front and behind the scenes) at Balbirnie House for making Matthew and Eilidhs wedding day so incredibly special.

Pat and Barry Consitt


Thank you so much for all the care, help support in helping us to have the most perfect wedding. From start to finish the day was amazing and nothing was any trouble. I felt so relaxed and we enjoyed (sorry loved) the day so much! From the bottom of our hearts a huge THANKYOU.

Mark and Angela


Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. Everyone had such an amazing day at your stunning venue. Your staff were amazing from start to finish and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. Two in particular Shona and Lauren. Lauren made the organisation of our day so easy and even helped us on the morning of the wedding to make sure everything was perfect! Also Shona who was amazing the whole day she made sure everything ran smoothly and kept us hydrated in 32 degrees heat! Thank you for everything!

Mr and Mrs Gillies


A note of thanks for our dinner the other night. Everything was fabulous, the service, the setting and the dinner.



Nice grounds, friendly staff.

Rachel Fordy


Fabulous dinner.

Mr and Mrs Letscheet


Brilliant we will be back!

Mr and Mrs Marr


Second visit as good as ever. Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Wylie


Excellent food and service.

Richard Taylor


Loved the piri piri chicken.

Laura Wilson


Rooms are beautiful.

Frank Lanni


Staff are friendly!

Jennifer Sharp


Keep things as they are- very happy!

Cara Saunders and Kris Campbell


Friendly service, good food and menu choice.

Imogen Murray



James Duffy


Thank you once again for a super evening at Balbirnie. We all had a lovely evening and were well looked after by all the staff. Thank you also for the complimentary champagne and birthday card, my father was very touched by your kind gesture. Once again compliments to the chef and we all look forward to our next evening at Balbirnie.



Just to let you know how much enjoyed my birthday party on Sunday, it was a lovely day.  Everything went like clockwork and Erin and her team were just great.




Huge thankyou to you and your team for making our wedding day simply perfect.  All our guests had a special day and the professionalism of the staff shone through.  I have some amazing photos and such happy memories of our wedding day at the Balbirnie,

Louise and Chris 


Thank you so much for making today a great success. Everyone loved it and I think you'll be getting lots of returning guests as they were all very impressed with the venue and quality of the food. The service was brilliant -  in fact I couldn't fault anything.  Please pass on my thanks to all the staff. We all had a wonderful afternoon.



Thank you very much for sending the photos so promptly. They are a wonderful reminder of the weekend at Balbirnie. Thank you also for all your assistance and attention during the event. The entire wedding went according to plan, and  I know that Nishma and Calum both enjoyed every minute of it - as did all the guests.


Hope your weekend went well. Words to describe our day at Balbirnie, Magical, Perfect, Brilliant. The staff were so professional, Angela, Rachel, Dean the barman, and the entire crew were great.  All of our guests were delighted with the house, the food and the whole experience. Cannot recommend your facility highly enough.

Bill and Karen


Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful evening on Saturday. The dining room was beautiful, the food wonderful and the staff personable and helpful.  Rachel did a really good job of looking after us which helped make the night.  Our guests were most impressed by the hotel.

Jeanette and John


Very friendly atmosphere.

Mr and Mrs Fitzpatrick


Our experience was great.

Hazel Shaw


Keep doing what you are doing. Fabulous.

Mr and Mrs Welsh


We enjoyed a lovely relaxed evening with an excellent meal.

Mr Robert Muir


Food was delicious, tasting room was great.

Mr Richard Purves


Best meal we have had.

Elspeth McLean


Enjoyed all of it.

Mr and Mrs Clarke


All the staff were fantastic.

Jenny Brown


Sunday Roast was excellent.

Mr McKay


You made our 30th Anniversary very special.

Janis Smith


The gardens are amazing.

Craig Cassells


We had a lovely time.

Lorraine Campbell


Everything was 1st class.

Brenda Lynch


Amazing time.

Mr Paterson


Fantastic wedding counted ask for better.

Lynne Khan



Meena Modi


Fabulous stay. Great room and wonderful food. Lovely place.

Harper/ Saville


Wonderful gardens.

Ms Huponer


Fantastic venue.

Grahame Johnston


I just wanted to say thank you for organising a lovely evening for my mother on Saturday. Everyone had a great evening and commented on how super everything was.  The food and service were excellent.   Our waitress was a star.  Nothing was rushed and we had time to enjoy each course.  My mother enjoyed the whole experience, so thank you again.


What can I say!! What an absolutely perfect day it really was incredible I honestly can not thank any of you enough we had such a wonderful day from start to finish Angela was amazing she was with me from the start making sure I was ok and if I needed anything and she had the great idea of guests standing for the ceremony since I wanted to get married outside but the grass was a little too wet for chairs. I was a bit unsure but as soon as I saw it I realised it was the best idea ever and made my wedding unique and just perfect!!  All of the staff at Balbirnie were so helpful which is the reason we booked it in the first place. Your venue is most definitely top class and deserves all of the awards you have received. Thank you for all of the help that you have given me over the last year and a half without you my day would not have been as perfect as it was, huge thanks from Adrian and myself I really am over the moon with how my wedding day went I just wish I could do it all again this weekend :-) Thank you sooooooooooo much.

The new Mr & Mrs Sharp


We cannot thank you and your team at Balbirnie enough for the wonderful way you organised the whole day for us, including the weather, truly amazing in every sense. From your early involvement with us to the departure on the Sunday, all of the staff at Balbirnie were fantastic. Each and every member of staff made it a very special day for Eilidh and Matt and it was like them having their own place with personal service throughout, a credit to your organisational skills that no detail was overlooked. A special thanks to Angela who guided us all throughout the day in a very relaxed but attentive way which made the day flow so well for everyone. We have received many comments praising our hospitality but without the whole team at Balbirnie being at the helm these comments would have gone unsaid. We are so excited about seeing the photographs of the day as we had the absolute pleasure of being able to experience your beautiful gardens for so many of the official shots plus the numerous guest snaps of everyone enjoying the pre meal drinks, canapes and conversation, served by young attentive staff who smiled throughout adding to the feeling of them being part of the wedding day for Matt and Eilidh.

From piping us all in and out of the church, to the piping of Matt and Eilidh into the meal, Ian Sword was a true professional and added a real Scottish flavour for our English guests.

The reception meal was commented on by many and our sincere compliments to the chef and his kitchen team for delivering it in a very well balanced way and their amazing timing to each and every table.

The hog roast was a real treat later on and left everyone feeling totally satisfied with an incredible dining experience.  It was a real treat to also spend the night in your delightful rooms and enjoy a rather delicious breakfast before we departed a mere three miles up the road to Star! A huge THANK YOU to everyone and our only wish would be to do it all over again.

Dave and June Clark


JULY 2013

Angela, Thank you so mucho or the wonderful photos, these will form part of our treasured memories of a simply spectacular day. My husband David and I would just like to say enormous thank you to you and all the staff in the hotel. Our daughters special day was enhanced and supported by professional, hardworking and particularly polite staff who couldn't do enough for all the guests. The chef should also be given a special mention for his culinary delights, everyone complimented the food. I would highly recommend Balbirnie and can easily see how you achieved your award for wedding venue of the year.

Jill (A very privileged mother of the bride)


Just wanted to say last night was great and everyone had a fantastic evening. The ballroom looked amazing, and food and service was all fantastic.  Thanks for all your help with our event Rosemary.

Kirstie  (Green Business Fife)


Very friendly staff. I cant think of a way it could be improved.

Mrs Dawn Coburn


Great service.

Nicola Haddow


Food, surroundings and hospitality was spot on.

Mr and Mrs McLean


Excellent food, staff and service.

Carol Linton


Great quality and selection of food.

Ross Gregor


Friendly staff. Excellent as usual.

Melanie Grant


Relaxed atmosphere.

Thornton/ Chrystal


Staff are friendly.

H Antonini


Nice environment.

Mrs Oliver


Staff are- lovely and attentive.

Tova Hermiston


It was a fantastic experience and a great way to celebrate our 10th Wedding anniversary.

Mr and Mrs Reynolds


We enjoyed everything about our stay. Perfect. Staff all very pleasant.

Mr and Mrs Lafferty


Had a lovely meal. Very impressed with the service.

Suzanne Grimes

A very enjoyable stay would like to come back.

Mr/s Lafferty


I just wanted to say that we enjoyed our evening at Balbirnie very much. Everything was

excellent, the meal , the service and the friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  Just what we

wanted. Thank you for the lovely card received.  It's the little touches that make for a

special evening. Thank you again for all your kind attention

Jean Ferguson


The staff were excellent friendly and welcoming.

Mr and Mrs Coulter


Superb food and friendly staff.

Anne Robertson


Welcome and friendliness of staff.

Joyce Langley


Thank you for Donating to the raffle for the Charity event I held on 16th June. We raised £300.00 for Diabetes Uk.

Tracy Grant


Came for dinner to remember our gorgeous wedding here 6 years ago.

Mr and Mrs Sonoda


Married here on Wednesday 10th July 2013 had an absolutely fantastic time. Thanks very much.

Simon and Fiona McKinley


A lovely experience.

Carolyn Duncan


Service by Chelsea in the Chefs Table was excellent.

Gemma Sowersby


Unique setting.

James Docherty


Tom remembers us for a year ago.

Jennet Getty


Perfect in every way.

Mr and Mrs Rodger


Lovely stay. Comfy beds, great shower, nice breakfast and lovely cream tea on the lawns.

Mr Smith


JUNE 2013

Thanks for the stunning photos the one of the happy couple is beautiful and the one with Matt will raise a smile for many years to come. Thank you so much for all the hard work and care you took at the wedding, you had such a quiet efficient relaxed manner which took the stress out the occasion but I know however hard work you put in to make it so. We will always have those lovely memories.

I wish you all the best, you really are one of life's angels

Anna Macfarlane 


Enjoyed the whole experience.

Mrs Julie Mitchell


I couldn’t fault anything.

Mrs Cook


I have enjoyed our whole experience here.

Mr Alan Martin


Service was very attentive.

Ms Henderson


Food was 1st Class!

Mr Bill Henderson


The setting is excellent.

Mr D McIntosh


Experience was delightful.

Mrs Anne Wakefield


Room 205 was a beautiful room.

Mr M Morrison


Thank you for everything. All was great.

Mr/s McGaugh


Wonderful lunch.

Mrs Jenny Blair


I would just like to thank you and your staff for making my mother's 90th birthday lunch such a success.  All our guests loved the venue and special thanks must go to your Chef for the most delicious meal. We were of course lucky with spectacular weather on the day which only added to the beautiful surroundings. My visitors have all returned home to London and Aberdeenshire and they all said it was wonderful and the food was exceptional. Mum says to let you know it will be a day she will always remember and I am sure her great-grandchildren will remember the day too in the years to come.  What a way to celebrate a special birthday - first class! Thank you so much.

Anne Watson 


I just wanted to say “thank you Rosemary” for all your kind attention to our conference arrangements this week.  I am hearing nothing but praise for Balbirnie, your staff and, of course, the food.  It was also so good of you to arrange for the wonderful weather the group enjoyed! It has been a real pleasure working with you and, as you know, I’m really looking forward to revisiting in August. Thank you again and with very best regards.



Many thanks for the photos - beautiful!!.What a wonderful day, just perfect and in no small way this was due to Angela. Yes, all the staff were wonderful, but you were outstanding. Thank you so much for all your help in giving Lynn and James a perfect day to hold in their memories for always. I hope Balbirnie appreciate you!!



Everything on Monday went perfect! Everybody said that they had an amazing time and really enjoyed themselves. All the staff were very attentive and cared for our every need. Would recommend this package to anyone. Thanks again for all your help!



Lovely all round!

Angela Tierney


Our best stay in Scotland!

Prue and Reg


A lovely stay.

Mr and Mrs Baronnet


Lovely evening.

Mrs Linda Styll


Fabulous food and service. Room 205 was beautiful!

Mr/s David Lawrence


Could  I say a huge thank-you on behalf of all the staff and S6 students at Auchmuty High School for giving the S6 such a tremendous send off last night. Your hotel and grounds are absolutely beautiful and your staff treated our young people in such courteous and respectful manner at all times. It all made for a wonderful evening. I very much look forward to similar events at the Balbirnie House Hotel in future years.

Alan Pithie (Headteacher)


I wanted to take the time to be able to respond to you properly to make sure that I was able to say how wonderful the experience of coming to Balbirnie for our Senior Prom was. As in previous years, our S6 pupils had a great night and that was made possible by you and your dedicated team of staff who were there on the night. Erdal was looking after us but he was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff working on the night. The waiting and bar staff were brilliant and all had smiles on their faces which really contributed to the success of the event. Everyone was really impressed with the whole evening and complimented the food and service we received. Please pass on my thanks to all of the staff who were working that evening and to those who were involved in the organisation and set-up of the ballroom. I can't thank you enough for once again allowing us to host our event in your hotel; it was a real success and we hope that we can come back again in 2014.Many thanks for all of your help throughout the process of organising our event.

Linda Kinnell Dunfermline High School



The AGM went very well.  Everything was as requested and you even managed to accommodate two of our guests who decided they didn’t like the menu and wanted fish and chips at the last minute! We were well looked after and the food was excellent.   Couldn’t have been any better.  Thank you all for making it such a great success.

Teresa Smith Anderson Group Limited


We stayed here on my 50th and now im back on my 60th. The standard is high all around. Great bed, shower, public rooms etc. But most of all the service was very guest. Thank you again for a great birthday. 10/10.

Mr and Mrs C Cook


Wonderful place and staff.

Francesco Valente


What a wedding! Especially thanks to Craig!

The Rankins and The Prockers


Magnificent here for our 39th Wedding Anniversary.

Mr and Mrs Freeman


Absolutely wonderful. Hotel and staff alike. Can’t wait to come back. Staff are a credit to the hotel.

Dawn and Bill Coburn


Beautiful house and lovely food. Staff were really friendly!

Tova Hermiston

MAY 2013

Can not change anything. It was perfect!

Mrs Cocozza

Enjoyed the whole dinner experience.

Mr John Bennett

We love it as it is. Cant find fault with anything.

Mrs Ip

Great staff and lovely surroundings.

Mr and Mrs Gallagher

Everything is so well organised.


Cant improve on perfection.

Robin Hamilton

Room was excellent.

Mr McBride

What a magical place. Thank you all.

Gillian Bonette-Wade

Made our stay fantastic.

James Straiton


Mr Ewan Davies

Many thanks for your hospitality. The house and service were as I remembered- MARVELOUS! And the champagne an unexpected treat! Hope to be back soon.


I just wanted to offer my coagulation’s on the hotels recent success at the Scottish Hotel Awards on Sunday. You guys must be over the moon! Great to see all your hard work paying off.

Jenny @ Itison

Just to say a big thank you to all the staff for looking after our French party who stayed last week. They loved their stay and advised our guide that the food was fabulous.


Food was excellent!

Mr Dobbie

Perfect wedding!

Stephen and Marilyn Muirhead

I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to yourself for all you help in organising the event. We had a great night the food was AMAZING and all the staff we very polite and friendly and could not do enough for us. I would also like to thank Chelsea for all her help on the night she was BRILLIANT and a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend your hotel to friends and family as we truly did have a great night and the gesture of a birthday card to my mum was great.


Just a quick note to say a very big thank you. We loved your hotel. The building itself is so unique and so well maintained. The food was outstanding. We ate in the Orangery. I have to compliment the hotel on it’s staff members. Every single person we dealt with, from the bar, reception, dining were all superb. Very rare to find such similar levels of customer service and hard work in many 4 or 5 star hotels we frequent. We are already looking forward and planning our next trip to your hotel. I will be recommending you to clients and friends alike.

Mike Welby

You couldn’t fault anything. Everything was excellent.

Mr Laverty

Service and food was quality.

Mr David McNaughton

Relaxed atmosphere. Staff are very welcoming.

Mrs Adams

Excellent service.

Mr Jamie Campbell

Great service.

Marie Hunter

I suffer from food allergies and was catered for exceptionally well. Both Tom and Nicci exceeded our expectant with both their friendly yet professional approach.

Mrs Drysdale

What can we say? Fabulous two nights!! Staff are outstanding. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Pamela Bridges and Michael Simpson

Just to thank you all for making our stay at Balbirnie so very enjoyable. Everybody in our group was so satisfied. Look forward to see you in two years time.


Best birthday meal.

Lyn Murray

Everything was perfect.

Mr John Casey

Good food and excellent service.

Mr and Mrs Ralston

It was an excellent experience.

Mr Matthews

Everything was 1st class.

Ms Clunnie

Excellent hotel, staff and grounds.

Mr Aeunder

Wonderful wedding venue.

Mr and Mrs Cant


APRIL 2013

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for what was such a wonderful day on 10th March – everything ran like clockwork on the day, I didn’t have to worry about a single thing and nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Many of our guests have been writing and phoning to tell us what a wonderful wedding it was and just how fantastic Balbirnie was as a venue! We are so delighted that we chose it as our venue.

Mr and Mrs Millar

Excellent Service!

Mr Keith Rennie

Excellent service. Cannot fault!

Mrs Kennedy

Could not have asked for more pleasant time. Staff so friendly, polite and attentive. Food to die for. Hotel Luxurious!!!

Ms Gilmurray

Absolutely fantastic!

Mr and Mrs Clegg


Mr and Mrs Ryan Hartshorne

Friendly atmosphere.

Mrs Robertson

I enjoyed it when I locked my brother in the cupboard hehe


I would like to thank all the staff for the superior service that we received on Saturday. Everything was perfect.


I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU for making Steph and Iains .and our day, absolutely perfect, everything went to perfection, all the guests kept coming up to me to say, how amazing everything was , the venue , the ceremony etc , especially the food , everyone was commenting on how good it was , the staff were so good, and a big thank you to the master of ceremony’s Erdal he was so good , he put all of us at ease, and his timings were perfect. It was a beautiful perfect day that we will always remember, I am still getting letters from guests to say how great a wedding it was , the best they have ever been too, so I am well Chuffed, Thank you and all your staff again.

Karena Sangster

Such a lovely sunny day - such a beautifully set  dining room and such a lovely meal. The service was slick and attentive and the head waiter was really excellent. The whole event was very much enjoyed by everyone. We want to thank you especially for your input and attention to detail. It was lovely to be able to relax completely in the knowledge that everything was totally under control. Your organisation made our day unforgettable.

Douglas & Betty Jolly

Perfect stay. Topped off by getting engaged.

Morag and Martin

We will always love Balbirnie!

Carmel and Chris Matheson

Fantastic Hotel, Staff and food. Thanks so much!

Mr/s Bobby Law

Flawless as always!

Laura and John Blanche

Thank you for a lovely relaxing break.

Mr and Mrs John Aitken

Excellent service, superb ambience. Fantastic. Keep it up!

Mr Nambiar

Excellent! Beautiful room, Efficient and friendly staff. Love the ambience.

Mr and Mrs Swiergak

Enjoyed the lemon meringue dessert.

Ms Fleming

We both wish to thank you all for making our Ruby Anniversary celebrations on the 13th April a very pleasant evening. All the staff were caring, superlative, efficient and very professional. Thank you again for a  lovely evening.

Mr/s Hughes

Daughter got married at Balbirnie 2002, we come for all our special family occasions. From Broughty Ferry. There are many good eateries in our local area, but nothing compares to Balbirnie. Last Sunday in The Orangery lunch was simply exceptional. The food the best we have seen at Balbirnie. Staff simply fantastic, especially the trio of James, Jack and Dean. I have felt compelled to have to call you to say how truly wonderful it was.

Mrs Rhoda Archibald

Food and service excellent. We will be back.

Mrs Milne

Meal was outstanding.

Mr and Mrs Christison

Staff were very friendly.

Jenny Gooday

Friendly staff. Excellent food. Everything was up to exception and value for money.

Mr Lack

All in all good experience.

Mr Dow

Amazing food. Loved our stay.

Mr and Mrs Budd


Mrs Amanda Christie

MARCH 2013

Firstly I must apologise for not emailing you sooner (I got so carried away telling everyone when I got home how nice it was). I wanted to thank you for arranging our complimentary cocktails on our arrival, and what a nice start to a lovely meal. To mention some of the food, the home smoked roast salmon was perfect, sorbet of passion fruit (with maybe lime) was amazing and only 2 out of 4 of us could manage dessert which was the iced Cranach an parfait - the most wonderful raspberry experience!! The service was impeccable. My aunt had a very lovely birthday and we all had a great time. So many thanks again, and hopefully it won't be another year before we visit again.

Mrs Diane Bradley

The room fantastic spacious and original features.

Mr James Leddy

Very friendly staff.

Mr Oliver Bell

Relaxed atmosphere.

Ms Ballantyne

Great choice of food.

Mr Mark Ballantyne

Friendly and attentive staff.

Mr Chris Oliver


Mr and Mrs Irvine

Excellent stay.

Mr/s Beddie

Excellent staff.

Mr Bell

Thank you for all your help.

Ms Margaret Shaw and Mr Charlie Sturrock

Wonderful room for our friends and family. A treasure chest of memories to last a lifetime.

Mr and Mrs Ryan Smith

Perfect birthday celebrations. Great afternoon!

Glenday Family

Great day- full of memories.

Murphy Family

Staff service- BRILLIANT!

Mr and Mrs Bayley

We had a really great night one that I hope our Nicholas will remember all his life. Everything was perfect the Beef was exceptional and  I had a number of people saying how good the Beef was. I would imagine that Beef take up would of been quite high that night. Many thanks again.


Enjoyed the whole experience.

Mr and Mrs Baird

The professionalism of the young staff especially Michael.

Ms Collie

Food fantastic, service from the staff was very professional.

Ms Foster

Everything was excellent!

Miss Lauren Peggie


Mr and Mrs Irvine

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and you wonderful team of staff at Balbirnie. Food was amazing and everything went without a hitch. All the staff were so friendly, polite and helpful. They couldn't have been better and you should all be so proud of them.

Jane and Allan

The accommodation was particularly nice and Carol (my partner) enjoyed her in-house massage from Lorna. Lorna was particularly professional yet friendly. Our meal at the Orangery was lovely although

Willie Mercer and Carol Rennie

Thank you for donating a gift voucher for our raffle at the coffee morning!

The Freuchie Cubs and Scouts

Many thanks for a brilliant evening and extra special thanks for using my Art work for your menus.



Excellent value for money!

M Green

Atmosphere and service was amazing!

Charlene O’Brien

Lovely stay- can’t wait for our wedding stay!

Amy Criggie and Andy Eadie

Fabulous room and food thank you.

Mr and Mrs McEleney

Great wedding- lovely food- excellent stay.

Mr and Mrs Bratten

Great room and food. Wedding was 1st class.

 Mr/s Lutton

Hi Rosemary Just a little thank you email for our party last night. The room was beautiful and the food was exceptional. Thank all your staff for making our family feel very welcome.

Craig F Donnelly PGA

On behalf of Markinch Bowling Club, I would like to thank you for the very generous contribution of gift vouchers towards our 150th celebrations. It is much appreciated. I am sure that the recipients will enjoy using them, in your lovely Orangery.

Lorna Beaton, Secretary, Markinch Bowling Club

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you to all of the staff at Balbirnie who helped make Aileen’s 50th birthday party a fabulous occasion. Without exception everyone who attended commented on the quality of the service, the food and the ambience of the hotel. Like all good things though they require planning and I want to thank you personally for all of your efforts leading up to the day.

Alex Fenton

Many ,many thanks for a truly wonderful afternoon!!The children have been talking about it all morning and they told their parents about it and took their marzipan models home to show them too. Your kindness was very much appreciated by the children and the staff.Hope to see you soon,

Kaye Armitage

Fabulous room and food thank you!

Mr and Mrs McEleney

Great wedding- lovely food- Excellent Stay!

Thomas and Joe Bratten

Wonderful, helpful staff. Thank you

Mr and Mrs Scot


Mr and Mrs Wilson

Lovely hot, great food and friendly staff!

Barry Flynn

Staff are great, hotel is lovely and food is amazing!

Mr and Mrs Al- Karmokar

Our whole stay was excellent and we were very impressed.

Mr Cohen

I loved room 203!!

Ms Margaret Murray

Warm and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent.

Mr and Mrs Tohlin

Everything was so good.

Grace and Damien Cohen

Staff are warm and friendly.

Mr and Mrs Wilson

Enjoyed the whole experience.

Ms Margaret Spence

Experience was 1st Class!

Mr and Mrs Fletcher

Superb! Great Staff!!

Mr A Smith

The most fabulous day- thank you for making our wedding so special!!!!

Mr and Mrs Slattery

Absolutely amazing. We will be back!

Ms Erika Henning

Just wanted to put on record today was excellent, please pass on our thanks to your team. Everything from the service from staff to the food was fantastic. I very much look forward to working with you all soon.


Atmosphere and food was amazing!

Pauline Murray

Loved everything!

Stephanie Lynch

Enjoyed the whole experience.

Sylvia Beaton

Staff were friendly- Great Cocktails!

Ms Welch


Just wanted to let you know that our party really enjoyed the Hogmanay Bash. Everything was perfect - food, service and disco'. - even down to the delicious Scotch pies. Your staff were friendly and helpful which made the whole evening very relaxed. Hope we can book again for next year.

Just a brief email to say thanks, and to let you know how much all of my party enjoyed ourselves at Hogmanay at Balbirnie. We had a truly memorable evening. Highlights ... The long gallery is a great place to start, and the canapes were delicious. Everyone commented on how stunning the ballroom looked, especially the lighting and sparkly dance floor. The food was good, but in particular the steaks were superb. I struggle to cook one fillet that well, let alone hundreds of them! And lastly the band were excellent, just the right tempo and mix of pop classics with just enough ceilidh music too. We all danced ourselves silly and had a ball, literally! Please pass on our thanks to all who worked so hard to make it a great evening.
John R Hunter

Happy New Year all the best for a gid 2013!

Friendly staff!
Mrs Erin Bruce

Loved the Christmas atmosphere
Mrs Caroline Pirie

Couldn’t imagine a better or more relaxed experience.
Mrs Rachel Collins

No need to improvement- Excellent!
Mr Paul McKeagle

All is perfect. Many thanks to all who work so hard at making everything so enjoyable and memorable.
Mr Mark Van Der Linde

Everything was 1st class.
Mr Fred Spence

We had a truly amazing Christmas. Came for the 1st time in 2011 enjoyed ourselves so much we came for seconds in 2012. The hotel, food, service and staff were all excellent.~
Mr and Mrs Ian Hood

I just wanted to send a word of thanks for the time we spent at the hotel on Saturday for my parents' 70th birthday.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and my parents' had a very relaxing time.

The meal was excellent and the service we received was fabulous.  Thank you very much.
Lorna Ness

We would like to thank you for the lovely courtesy overnight stay we had at Balbirnie House just before Christmas. It really is a very beautiful place and your staff, who did everything to make our stay enjoyable, are exceptional. Our room was gorgeous and dinner in the Orangery was delicious and well presented. We certainly hope to return, and soon!
Mr and Mrs Paul Telford

I would just like to thank you for a brilliant night on Saturday 5th January,  we hired the Garden Room for my dads 60th and from the moment we walked in we were looked after, we couldn't even tell there was a wedding on at the same time! The food was delicious and the room was perfect!  Thanks again
Kirsty Carmichael

The team of five studying HND Administration and Information Technology at Adam Smith College I  Kirkcaldy, would like to thank Balbirnie House Hotel for donating an overnight stay with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with Champagne. Your kind donation was a success.
Jennifer Birtley

Just a quick note to thank you once again for the generous prize you donated to the Christmas raffle. The evening was a huge success with over £1700.00 raised on the night, with around £550 generated by the raffle alone. With Thanks
John McLaren (Falkland Primary School)

It made our visit very special being up graded to a deluxe room. Thank you.
Mr/s Webster

Last Saturday 12 January three of my family, including myself, were guests at the wedding in Balbirnie House of David and Liane Smith.  The place itself is a gem. Each room we went into was jaw-droppingly more beautiful than the last. Your staff are warm and efficient. The pre-dinner drinks and canapes just right, and the wedding dinner food and wine perfect - as was the band. All of this created a wonderful atmosphere: I can't think of anything which could have been better - we didn't want to leave! Thank you so much for the occasion.
Mr Paul Lambie

I write on behalf of the Fife Save the Children Committee to thank you for your generous sponsorship of the raffle at the Reels Party held on 28th December in the Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline, to raise money for Children in Scotland, to provide them with- a hot meal, a warm bed and a better start in education. With my thanks again for your generosity.

Beautiful hotel. Thanks for a great break!
Ms Lynsey Jenkins

Brilliant hotel, service and dinner. Thank you.
Mr Alistair Pugh

Brilliant wedding!
Mr Andrew Walker

Hi Rosemary Apologies - you have beaten me to it - I had meant to have this waiting for you on Monday morning. On behalf of the committee and guests I have to congratulate you and the team for the part you played in the success of the 2013 Markinch Burns Club Supper.  The meal, service and venue were all excellent and much appreciated by all present.  This coupled with a superb programme of speakers and artistes provided a winning formula. The attention to detail ensured that everything went very smoothly both during the afternoon preparations and during the event itself.  

Relaxing atmosphere.
Ms Flecther

Excellent service.
Mrs Purves

Food- Quality
Martin Sweeney

I couldn’t really be faulted and was a 10 out of 10 experience for us.
Mr and Mrs Pennigton

Fantastic views. All staff were professional.
Sarah Rees and Gary McLaren

Beautiful surroundings comfortable and relaxing. The staff made me feel very welcome. I feel the benefit of my stay and have promised myself to return.

Absolutely lovely stay beautiful room, wonderful staff and gorgeous food.
Mr Pennington

Pleasant staff, lovely y meal and great room.
Dan and Bridget

Fantastic stay, nice staff, great room and wonderful food. Thank you.
Jan Stephen and David Smith 


Everything was perfect- FAULTLESS
Ms Val Peden

Hi Rosemary just a big thank you for the party night, everybody that went had a great night

Most excellent stay!
Mrs Gray

Excellent lunch!
Mr and Mrs McAllister

Fantastic hotel. Great massage. Can’t wait to return.
Mr and Mrs Hayler

Wonderful break before Christmas.
Mr and Mrs Davidson

The Prentices

Lovely place. Thank you
Ms Janet Gow

Wonderful place and service.
Mrs Lesley Pratt

Lovely! Thank you so much
Mr and Mrs Steele

Wonderful. Thanks
Ms Howe

Staff provided excellent service. Food is of good quality at very reasonable prices. A beautiful location and building. Overall a very nice hotel with well trained staff.
J A Lisle

An absolute pleasure, staff courteous and excellent without exception.
Mr Schofield

Came for 21st Birthday surprise and absolutely loved every second! Gorgeous place with wonderful staff like Nicola at reception, Michelle in Bistro and Tom in The Orangery and thanks to James for his pen. This was my 1st visit to Scotland but I will be back!
Jodie Walker and Nick Bentley

A big thank you to yourself and your staff for making our Christmas lunch such a success. The ladies all enjoyed themselves and the meal and service excellent. It was lovely to meet you and if you do have any open days I would love to be considered for a table to display my handmade jewellery.

Triplex looks amazing!
Mrs Susan Corbett

Never been disappointed at Balbirnie. 3rd time here keep up the good work. Excellent Staff!
Mr and Mrs Stuart

Mince pies are yummy.
Samantha Cain

The atmosphere, food and service was brilliant.
Mrs Logan

It's Ian here from the Kingdom FM Breakfast Show. I came with my colleagues yesterday for lunch in the Bistro. I've never been in for a meal before, and just wanted to say how fantastic I thought the food was. I chose the traditional Christmas turkey lunch and I can honestly say that I've never had such a delicious festive meal at a restaurant.

Please pass on my thanks to the catering staff - it was a real treat.

Excellent 10/10
Mr and Mrs Smith

Food great. Fantastic evening.
Mr and Mrs Reid

We got engaged here. Fantastic place.
Mr and Mrs Jonsson

Brilliant staff, food and relaxing atmosphere
Mr and Mrs MacFarlane


Quality food!
Heather Landels

Everyone had a fantastic time on Saturday, our 40th Birthday Lunch was a fabulous success. Your staff were excellent, very attentive and added to the overall enjoyment of the occasion. Thanks again for all your help.
Ethel and Archie

I am e-mailing to thank you and your staff for making Friday a memorable day for our brother/brother in law's 70th birthday. We were treated like royalty from the minute we walked into the hotel and we were very well looked after  for the rest of the day.  All the family had a wonderful meal, compliments to the chef please. The Garden Room was lovely and it was nice to sit there all afternoon to relax and catch up with each other. Your staff are very good singers as well - they came into the room singing 'Happy Birthday' with the cake. Again Thank You for your organization and please pass our thanks on to the staff as well.

Superb Hotel
Mr and Mrs Nixon

Delightful to be back to celebrate our 1st Anniversary.
Mr and Mrs Ronaldson

A very relaxing stay and very enjoyable.
Mrs Dawn Bisset

All in all the experience was excellent. Evening meal was 1st class quality.
Mr Alan Leamoth

Our 1st visit to Balbirnie. We loved the ambience of this hotel – from sitting areas, dining rooms and bedrooms. The food was exceptional- quality and presentation excellent. Staff members both friendly  yet professional. Highly recommended!
Mrs Horne

Staff were really friendly and overall experience was outstanding.
Stephanie Wallace

Excellent as always!
Mr and Mrs Olley

Lovely as ever! Thank you
Mr and Mrs Hills

Just wanted to say thank you to all your lovely staff for making my mum's 70 birthday today a really lovely day... She had a fantastic time and everyone (including her 6 grandchildren) were made to feel so welcome. Really appreciate your kindness... Not to mention the amazing food!
Karen Gallagher

wedding was amazing- Thank you!
Dr and Mrs Barber

Superb, as usual.
The Brown’s

Lovely day, Thank you.
The Mathers

So relaxing, we will be back!
The Scolfield’s

Well done to all at Balbirnie- Fantastic day!
Mr and Mrs Cunningham

AMAZING- Top marks all around!
Mr and Mrs Weber

Very good and enjoyable experience.
J.A. Dickie

We have had a most enjoyable stay at the Balbirnie. All the staff including the housekeeper were very attentive and courteous. Special mention has to be made of Jack. ~
Mrs McCreadie

Our meal in the Orangery on Sunday night was our ‘best meal out’ for more than 20 years. The staff were first class and the downstairs social areas of the hold were excellent!
Mr and Mrs Taylor

A very comfortable hotel, good food and very nice staff.
The Robinson’



Wonderful and calm
Tine Vraalsen

What a wonderful 2 days. So welcoming we couldn’t have been looked after better.
Joan Carter

Very comfortable
Peter Kanfeler

Nice and warm
Sandra Rowantree

Nice surrounding
Anne Mitchell

Warm and friendly atmosphere
Janice Fry

Sticky toffee pudding was lovely
Mrs Peebles

It is so beautiful and serene here. Loved the walking trails up on the hill. Everyone at reception is always very nice and helpful. Donna Does an amazing job and is especially helpful. Sarah in Bistro/ Orangery is great! Very nice to talk to. Erdal is fabulous! Loved my experience cant wait to return. I love staying here.
Mrs Cindy Baeuchler

I just wanted to email to say a massive thankyou to all of your staff at Balbirnie who looked after us all so well during the Bell / Pringle wedding a few Fridays ago. All of your colleagues were so well informed, helpful and accommodating when it came to catering for me at each meal.  It can sometimes be really awkward having food intolerances in front of friends and family, yet, the team at Balbirnie were all so discreet that I was able to relax and enjoy each meal in the knowledge that the team had it all under control! Both my husband and I had a super time at Balbirnie. Thankyou again, Balbirnie's team are Scottish hospitality at its best.


Had a brilliant time!
Ali and Aimi

Great wedding.
Colin Veitch

Well worth the trip! Excellent!!
Graham Irvine

Beautiful setting. Thanks.
Fiona Irvine

Thank you so much to everyone at Balbirnie especially Meghan, Grant and Tracey for making our wedding day the most amazing day.
Jane and David

Lovely peaceful hotel.
Ms Wolfe

I am writing to say how delighted we were with the food and service we received at Tom's 70th Birthday on 7th October. Everything went very smoothly and our guests were all very impressed. Our special thanks to Tracey for all her assistance and also to the young ladies who served us with the drinks and at the table. Several of our guests made special mention how pleasant and efficient they were. Thank you personally for all your help and please pass on our thanks to all the staff at Balbirnie.
Irene Wright

Just wanted to let you know that we had the most wonderful day and evening on Saturday, thanks in no small part to the hotel.   The weather wasn't too kind to start with but improved as the day went on and we got some good outside photographs. The staff were lovely, the food was delicious and hot, the wines were just what was required.   We had a fabulous band and the atmosphere in the room was really buzzing.   Although very tired at the end I didn't want the day to stop. Everyone commented on how nice the rooms were and breakfast was enjoyed immensely. So I say thank you to yourself and all your staff and I will certainly be letting people know what a great wedding venue you have.
Linda Carrol

Fantastic! Beautiful!
Emily and Alistair

Big Sexy
Hardy Wedding

Our stay at Balbirnie was a wonderful way to round off our short break in Scotland before returning home. On arrival we were given a complimentary room upgrade which was the icing on the cake. It made us feel really special. This was our first visit to Balbirnie but we will be back.
Mrs June Shone 



Thank you for all the kind attention given to us on Sunday 1st April when you looked after us and our friends. We were celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary.
Allister and Carolyn Todd

Bob and I just wanted to thank you for helping to make Saturday such a special day for Lisa and Gab. Everyone especially the Italians, had a great time and loved the setting, food and the courteousness of the staff. Thanks again to all concerned.
Trish and Bob

Quality food.
Val Kingett

Mr and Mrs Cathro

David and Margret Wilson

Lovely evening.
Mr Finneral

Wonderful day.
Chris Sanders

Gill Gardiner

Molto Bello

Steve Larsson

25th Wedding looking forward to an amazing night.
Mary and Pat Canning

Beautiful meal. If we get that on our wedding day we will be more than happy J
Lisa Mathers and David Readie

Perfect venue for a wedding and lovely room for overnight stay.
Mary and Harry Venters

Wedding and lovely room for over night stay.

What a lovely stay! Amazing hotel to stay.
Shirley and Neil

Great Service
Mark and Linda McLean

10 years ago we got married- still a great as ever- Well Done!
Adele and Grant

Lovely Stay Excellent staff.

Lovely stay, good wedding.
Anthony Jones

Excellent meal.
Mr Roddy McLeod

Wonderful hotel and amazing staff. Thank you!

Lovely hotel and beautiful surroundings.
David and Sara Clarke

Beautiful. Fab rooms!
Dorothy and Jed

I love your gardens.
Harri Aaltonen

Fabulous stay.
Mr and Mrs Mitchell

Lovely hotel and surrounding area.
Scott Hill

Good view, good bed, good wine, good food and a very good time.
John Coplestan

Always a pleasure to stay here.

Thanks for a lovely evening. We will be back.
Shanks Clan

Thanks for a great wedding for Polly and Dave Tarrant.
Adam and Emma Griffiths

Fantastic wedding and a lovely weekend stay in the wonderful hotel.
Vikram and Lydia Beveridge

Den’ Day 


Kelly and her reception team offer an unparralled level of service. A very good place to eat and relax after a long journey, the bedroom is the best I’ve stayed in throughout the UK. Balbirnie is first class, I have promised my wife I will her here!
Paul Quinnell.

Stunning Stay!
Ian Morrice.

Wonderful place to spend the holidays!
Mr & Mrs Schupbuch.

Food exquisite & no phones in restaurant – Good!
Claire Thomson.

Quality of menu, excellent presentation. No Complaints! Well trained, courteous staff.
James Douglas.

Beautiful hotel and restaurant!
Ryan Balsillie.

Dined in Bistro, Staff very friendly and food was excellent.
Jenni Rigby.


JULY 2012

Magic Weekend!
Mr Roberston.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing and effortless professional service from you all. Everything from the bedrooms to the fine dining dazzled all, our guests could not praise the venue enough – many stating it was the most wonderful wedding they had ever attended and for that we cannot express out thanks enough.
Mr & Mrs Weller.

Would just like to say thank you very much for Thursday. The meal was delicious and the whole day was perfect. Everybody is saying how much they enjoyed it and teachers said it was the best one they’ve been to. Thanks for all your help, it was very much appreciated.
Robbie, Kirkland High Prom.

I wanted to say thank you, but I don’t know where to begin. During the planning process and on the day itself, you, Kirsty, Meghan and all of the staff members at Balbirnie have been absolutely fantastic.
As you know when you have worked in Hospitality for a number of years especially operationally during weddings, it is really hard to relax and not constantly look at your watch and check out what the staff members are doing. I can genuinely say that at no point was this the case, we had complete faith in your team and the delivery on the day was above and beyond our expectations. The team service during the meal was unexpected and very impressive and all of the waiters/waitress were very pleasant and professional. We received many comments about the high quality of food, so please pass that on to your chef.
Grant was extremely informative and approachable on the morning of the wedding, which helped calm any nerves I had. Considering you had 6 weddings and a funeral that week, this was not evident and the enthusiasm from all members of staff seemed as high as ever. From arriving with all of the boxes on the Friday, to leaving on the Sunday morning, we were treated superbly by all members of the team. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch his name, but the person who helped me and the girls unload the car on the Friday was absolutely fantastic and made a real impact on us. He had a laugh and a joke with us whilst doing all of the lifting and nothing was too much trouble for him – a real credit.
I am getting emotional writing this, so feel I had better finish!
Thank you will never be enough. I never thought I would be able to say that our wedding day was ‘perfect’, but it really was in every way. You even ordered sunshine for us!
We will recommend Balbirnie to all of our friends and family – some of whom are already planning their next visit.
Helen & Euan Batten. 

I only comment when I have experienced excellence.
Graham Alleway.

Im sorry it has taken me a while to get in touch with you (I thought things would calm down after the wedding but life has continued to be pretty hectic – all good stuff though)
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for doing such a fantastic job of helping me plan our big day. You’re efficiency, patience and attention to detail was quite remarkable and something that I continually appreciated. I really wanted to enjoy the planning process and you and the girls enabled me to do that as you were always so helpful and accommodating.
When we started the planning for the wedding I had such a clear idea of what I wanted it to be like and it was amazing to see it all come together in the lead up to and during the wedding itself, so thank you for helping to make my dreams a reality. Everything about our day was perfect and many of our guests said that it truly was the best wedding they had ever been to (and some of them were married!!).
We absolutely couldn’t have asked for a more stunning venue than Balbirnie House and the warm, friendly and efficient staff were the icing on the cake. I can’t believe it’s all over now but we will cherish the memories forever and know that if we could do it again, we wouldn’t change a single thing.
Thank you and we will hopefully see you next April when we come back to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.

P.S I have nominated you & Balbirnie House for VOWS awards so fingers crossed – you deserve it!
Anisa & Ant Lucas.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for making Laura & Colin’s wedding day on Saturday the success that it was. Everything was run like clockwork and was faultless. My sincere thanks also goes to Robert for his input on the day. He was always in control and I had no worries about things with him at the helm. The venue, food and organisation was second to none. Laura was of my three children to get married so personally I won’t be needing your services for any more weddings but I would not hesitate to recommend the Balbirnie House to family, friends or work colleagues. Please pass on to Robert my best wishes for his impending marriage. My sincere thanks once more Gaynor.
Marlene Johnstone.

 Most enjoyable to walk through the grounds, well presented. Warm and professional reception staff. Library Bar in keeping with the décor of the house, Bistro Bar pleasant environment, again warm and professional staff. Excellent service. Will bring the wife for Sunday Lunch one day! Very good selection for breakfast.
Bedrooms are first class, it breathes quality, noted the attention of housekeeping pulling the blinds and turning down the bed.
I will definitely stay at Balbirnie House again!
Mr Quinnell.

I married my Husband last year here – I just love it here & always enjoy when we come back. Restaurant & Library Bar are very cosy and relaxing. Very impressed by the staff and promptness of service, the overall dining experience was very good.
Mrs Nicola Watson.

Fantastic! Memorable Stay!
Sadia Ahmed.

Super during our stay!

Very Comfortable.
Douglas & Sheila Gourlay.

Fantastic stay, lovely staff. Thank You!
Tina, Julia & Peter.

Very Nice.
Doris Sutherland.

Very Good.
Helen Young.

Very Good Service/Staff.
D & L Simpson.

Excellent Dinner, What a hotel!
P & L Simpson.

Thank you so much for everything. AMAZING!!
Abi Mullen.

We had a lovely time.
Thomas Moore.

Lovely hotel and a gorgeous wedding venue!!
Victoria, Mark, Maisie & Chloe Brown.

Super time!
Sean & Susan McGuire.

Thank you for helping us have a fab wedding!
Mr & Mrs Moore.

Wonderful venue, Bride’s parents delighted.
Mr & Mrs Nicol.

Was this place really bought for a £1.00 in the 50’s?
Calum MacCrimmon.

Beautiful venue for a beautiful wedding.
Ruth Mohammed.

Reaaye Mohammed & Yasmin Ackbarally.

Our stay for the Gorman/Flaws wedding was fantastic – Thanks.
Diane & Martin Leask.

Fantastic J
Y & T Kitching.

Mr & Mrs GT Stuart.

Can you please thank the staff that were on, on Saturday night for our Golden Wedding. The night was a great success thanks to them. They were so attentive and everything went to plan. Please say a big thank you to the Chef, the buffet was first class.
When we went in and saw how lovely the flowers and the tables were and everyone was seated your understudy announced us, we felt as if we were up and running and it just got better. Everything went to plan, Sandy’s speech, then they brought in my nephew’s birthday cake, then after the meal the screen went up and we showed our wedding dvd which was a hit. Thank everyone for us.
Rae & Sandy Urquhart.

Excellent service and wonderfully comfortable.
Jan Siddiqui.

Beautiful building and excellent service. Everyone very friendly & helpful.
Ishbel Fraser.

Mussels were superb!
Carol Nutter.

Service in Orangery exemplary. Renata is a credit to you.
Julie Stirling.

Very nice staff/service.

Absolutely Fabulous! Thank you!

First Class.

Amazing hotel! Brilliant service.
Jodie McNamee.

Fantastic Hotel!
Claire Beats.

Patrick Turnball.

Peter Miller.

Great stay, great food!
F. Halliday.

Lovely relaxing stay, good service and food.
Mr & Mrs F Black.

Very nice staying!!
Silvia & Cravino Menghini.

Wonderful stay but too short!!!
Mertle & Ash.

Lovely Wedding!
Samantha Newmarch & Landon Juul.

Wonderful Wedding!!
Satoko, Christopher & May Murty.

Lovely stay! Thank you J
Emma & Richard Tuhe.

I would like to express my thanks for the fabulous evening we had at Balbirnie to celebrate Sam’s 18th Birthday.
When we arrived in the afternoon to deliver the cake, Kelly looked after us and showed us the room and was extremely professional in ensuring everything was satisfactory.
The room was perfect for the event and all of the staff were very polite and helpful. I was particularly impressed with Grant who was extremely polite and courteous and took charge to ensure everything ran smoothly from beginning to end.
Finally please pass on our compliments to the Chef – the food was fantastic and received many compliments from our guests.
Thank you once again Rosemary and we look forward to our next visit to Balbirnie.
Karen Harris.





JUNE 2012


Friggin’ Ace Day!
Izzy & Reily.

5 Stars Excellent.
Mr & Mrs R Wellcoat.

Awfy Guid!!!
June Swan.

Massive Good Time.
A Adshead.

Perfect, Terrific.
Graham & Heather Wellcoat.

A Super Time!
Emma & Alex Coombs.

Mum and Dad, and the entire party, had a really special time at Balbirnie yesterday. Everything ran so smoothly and apparently effortlessly. The Orangery was a light and elegant setting for a luncheon party ( I have never been in it for a single party event) and was just perfect.

As you may have heard from the washing up team, the food was consumed enthusiastically and the amuse bouche was an unexpected treat.  My sister was particularly pleased and impressed with the chef who tweaked the vegetables for her gang.

Please pass on our thanks to all involved – the team who looke after us on the day were flawless (my daughter Beatrice was moved to take a photo of them!).

Thank you Rosemary – we all had a day to remember for a long time to come.

Wedding – Perfect!
Thomas White & Lynne Nicolson.

Wonderful stay here for wedding, 2 nights, fabulous.
Peter & Julie Dodds.

Beautiful place, wonderful friendly staff, best wedding EVER!!
Clayer Kemp.

Best Wedding Venue Ever!!
Cath Curle & Ewan Mitchell.

Lush! Best Wedding Ever, Fabulous Hotel!
Clare Smith & Jase Curle.

Very Good.
Bill Cairns & Sue Wardle.

Very Enjoyable.
Ken Brown.

Many Thanks!
David & Fiona Ash.

Very Enjoyable.
David & Sarah Samuels.

Amazing Staff!
Laura-Jayne Brodie.

Lovely Visit & Wedding.
Edwin & Pat Bisset.

The West Gang.

Thank you for another brilliant evening!
Ellen – Woodmill High School.

Fabulous Hotel!
Mr & Mrs Wozniak.

Amazing Canapes!!!
Alex & Alice Williams.

Very Well Done, 5 Star!
Peter & Christine Auchinachie.

Very Beautiful.
Annarita & Giovanni Romano.

Alexis S Axelrad.

A beautiful house.
Jan Dodkin.

Lovely wedding venue.
Claire & Fred Ulmer.

Wonderful Stay.
Suzanne Ritchie.

Incredible grounds, amazing stay.
David & Laura Varn.

Adrian & Sue Thronberry.

Craig the barman made our stay!!
M. Jackson.

Just back from my last organised visit of the session, so happy to report even more glowing reports of the lunch and delight with the service, so a huge thank you to all for a wonderful day. Many thanks from all the committee and members.
Jean, Fife Decorative Arts.

Everything we hoped.
Sir D Michael.

Had a wonderful stay!
Karen & Dan Akins.

Todd & Lola Lott.

Great Fun!
John & Nicola Copland.

Yvonne Dodds.

Great time had!
Alberto Calacci.

Wonderful Experience.
J & J Coburn.

Amazing Wedding!!
Jen Wilson.

Had a fantastic time!
James Chambers.


MAY 2012

Excellent Service, Staff & Menus!!
Mandy MacFarlane.

Friendly Staff & Efficient Service.
Peter McGraw.

Mr W Sinclair

Lovely hotel grounds, wonderful staff, very well looked after.
Mr & Mrs Matthews

First Class!! Friendly staff, Wonderful Dinning Options.
Mr Lack

Fantastic Room, Lovely Bathroom, Staff looked after us brilliantly!
Natalie Burnett

Hi Gaynor, I know that Anisa will contact you, but I wanted to add my own personal thanks to you and the team at Balbirnie House. From the moment we arrived we were met with smiling faces and plenty of assistance with all requests. All the staff were fantastic and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Particular thanks to the Party Chef who assembled the wedding cake, I’d had nightmares about trying to do that. He made a great job of it!
A big thank you to Chef/s who prepared the meal, it was delicious and received accolades from everyone there. I’d love to know how the lamb was prepared to perfection for so many people. Thanks to Kenneth & Grant and the other who made everything run so smoothly on the day – their attention to detail was amazing!
All our guests were captivated by the house and the staff! I heard nothing but superlatives all day!
Gaynor you put together a wonderful wedding for Anisa – the wedding she has dreamt of since she was a little girl. I thank you and the other ladies involved from the bottom of my heart. I’m sure we’ll be back soon to have a very restful stay.
I must add a recommendation to any bridal party staying before the wedding to enjoy the spa facilities. It was a great way to relax before the busy day to follow and the ladies there are so good at what they do. Thanks again to them.
Anne Patel.

Hi Rosemary, Graeme and I wold like to thank yourself and the rest of the staff at Balbirnie for making Sophia’s christening lunch a fabulous occasion. All our guests had a lovely time. The room, food and service was all fantastic. Thank you again for organising a fantastic lunch and allowing us to reminisce about our wedding day too!
Laura Ferguson.

I wanted to write, to express my thanks to all the wonderful staff who made my evening last night (Saturday 28th April) perfect. My husband & I arrived at the hotel with our two friends, we were greeted by a lovely wee lass who was polite, friendly & helpful and has such a lovely warm smile. We were dining in the Orangery & all the staff were simply outstanding. They were all warm and friendly and they made us feel so special. The hotel was beautiful and very clean – so a very well done to the housekeepers. The food was amazing & it would be very handy if the chefs could come and stay in my kitchen!!
We had such a lovely time and all the little touches just made our evening perfect. We felt as though we were dining aboard the Titanic – but without the drama.
You should be very proud of your staff, not only in the Orangery but also in the Bistro. When we dined there the other week, the staff were run off their feet, but throughout they were lovely to us and the food was excellent too and the restaurant was spotless.
So a very big THANK YOU to all you lovely people – Your hard work is very much appreciated.
Evelyn Gibson.

Excellent attention to detail and staff efficiency.
I & R McWilliam.

Menu superb, relaxed atmosphere background music was a nice touch, excellent service – will definitely be back.
Tommy Gargan.

Enjoyed every minute!! Lovely Staff. Thanks.
Mr & Mrs Garland.

Fab spa weekend! Will be back!
Belinda Little.

Had a brilliant weekend – lovely!
Chantelle Ladd.

Beautiful Venue.
Chris Brela.

Lovely Company!
Deedre Pindar.

Lovely Wedding!
Mr & Mrs Lento.

We can honestly say it was the best day of our lives!!
Mr & Mrs Barwise.

Fantastic – Nice Hotel!
Mr Berg.

We had a fantastic wedding, the venue is amazing, we will be back again! Thanks to the Staff!
Mr & Mrs Fletcher.

Great wedding, great rooms, brilliant staff – Thanks.
Mr & Mrs T Doherty.

Lovely hotel and great staff – you should be proud of them!

Had a wonderful stay, staff very welcoming. Many thanks.
B. Boyle.

Lovely Stay.
D McDowell.

Just Married Thanks!
Mr & Mrs A Keir.

You have a fabulous hotel – we thoroughly enjoyed every minute – Thank You.
Helen Swann & David Andrews.

Fantastic place, great food – don’t feel any different now I’m married!
Barry & Pamela Friels.

I just wanted to say a personal thank you for the wonderful service we were given at my mum’s birthday lunch. The fabulous weather helped, but everything was really well done, from the lovely canapés and fizz on the lawn right through to the coffee and cake at the end. It was delightfully relaxed afternoon, the food was excellent, the staff helpful and friendly: Just marvellous thank you.
Linda Fraser.

What a couple of weeks that was! Just a quick personal thank you from us to all the staff at Balbirnie for their part in making our big day so great. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we could not have asked for a better service from the whole team. All our guests were also raving about the wedding, the food, service and venue. It really was an amazing day, it seemed to go a bit too quick though! We definitely made the right choice when we picked Balbirnie House for our wedding. Many thanks.
Mark & Fiona.

Fantastic venue for a brilliant wedding!!
Brigid & Holly Tinlin.

Best wedding ever, great staff, good venue!
Alex Hunt & Sian Peach.

Amazing wedding venue, excellent staff. Thank you!
Mr & Mrs McGowan.

Beautiful Place.
Lisbet Anderson.

Eric & Valerie Deeley.

So very lovely.
Pamela Gornall.

Truly great place to stay.
Michelle McIllroy.

Thank you for the best day of our lives.
Adam & Charlotte Walker.


APRIL 2012

Dear Donna  Just a small note to thank yourself and your team for a wonderful stay on Saturday 7th April. Everything was wonderful from arrival to departure. My dad who booked our stay was so pleased that we had such a great time. Again many thanks.
Mr William Irvine

Superb in every way.
Anne and Paul Robertson

Beautiful building.
Lord Glenmore

We will be back.
David and Audrey Affleck

Very friendly staff.

Fab Thanks Dad!!
William Irvine

Fab thanks!
Graham and Nikki McLeod

7th year running and still as enjoyable!
Karen Mitchell

Lovely setting wonderful staff.
Mr and Mrs Pooley

Perfect wedding, perfect staff.
The New Mr and Mrs Roxburgh

Fabulous food enjoyed our stay.
Mr and Mrs More

Great weekend!
The New Mr and Mrs Brown

Wonderful hotel, we will be back.
Miss McIntyre

Beautiful building. We have both been most impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of all the staff. Receptionists helpful when booking golf. Always remembered who you were and asked about your day with genuine interest.
Mr and Mrs Clark

Wonderful hotel. We will be back.
Mr and Mrs McIntyre

Lovely hotel, superb food and wonderful staff. Great facial too!
Mr and Mrs Young

Excellent food!
Rosie and Walter Stead

Great place for a 2 night break. Lovely food and delightful staff.
Mr and Mrs Marshall

Jordan Bray

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful day! It truly was the wedding of our dreams and your hard work and attention to detail made it all go smoothly. We look forward to coming back on our 1 year anniversary.
Mr and Mrs Lucas

Great stay- lovely food.
Mr and Mrs Morrison

Lovely setting excellent food.
Mr and Mrs Russo

Excellent trip! Can’t wait for our next trip!
Anne and Stephen

Wonderful stay. Thank you so much. We cannot wait for our wedding now.
Charlotte and Dick


MARCH 2012

Food was good.
Mr MacDougall

Excellent staff.
Philip Smith

Lovely surroundings.
Robert Dwyer

Everything was lovely
Mrs Toshney

Delightful place for a break. The staff are professional and a asset to the hotel.

Thankyou for making this my second home. I’ll miss my Scottish Family.
Nancy Elchoness

Lovely stay. Lovely food.
Mr and Mrs Smyth

Superb nights stay. Lovely grounds and service.
Stuart Peddie

Amazing! Compliments to the Chef!
Danvy Dinh

Lovely meal nice staff.
Emma Armes

Lovely stay super Scottish hospitality.
John Singleton

Great food super room.
Esther Boyd

As amazing as our wedding here in 2003.
Carolyn and Andrew Wood

Best wedding ever!
Nick Hudson

Great food and service.
Brian Lever

Great thanks!
Eilish Munro

Love it, love it.
Kenny and Christine Boyle

As always great time.
Anders Westerholm

Lovely place.
Anne Reid

Excellent would recommend.
Colin McGregor

Our wedding ceremony was 1st rate. Really excellent service throughout can not fault. Really glad we chose Balbirnie House for our special day.
Neil and Michelle Armstrong

Fantastic- Will be back!
Patrick Stuart

Beautiful even the weather.
Mr and Mrs Dunn 



Lovely atmosphere in lounge. Our experience has been great and you couldn’t of made it any better.
Mr M Edwards

Excellent. Lovely decor in the Library Bar. Food was lovely especially the home cooked smoked salmon. This has been a great experience.
Mr and Mrs Scot

We were looked after very well especially by Grant in the restaurant.
Mrs Paula McGowan

Setting was very relaxing.
Mr Les Waitham

Relaxing in all areas. Very good value.
Mr and Mrs Dempster

Excellent food and lovely room.
Mrs Susan Lamb

Whole experience was wonderful
Mr Mark Watson

Wonderful tablet!!
Mrs Elaine Milligan

The meal was excellent!!
Mr David Campbell

Fantastic staff, lovely room and excellent food.
Mr Mark Shillingham

High quality staff.
Ms Pat Davidson

Couldn’t of changed anything was 1st Class!!
Mr and Mrs Ballantyne

Friendly staff.
Mr Somerville

Everything was perfect.
Mrs Melville

Staff excellent.
Mr Scott

Eilidh and Chris's wedding was a fantastic affair, enjoyed by all, and so our sincere thanks to all the staff at Balbirnie for helping to make it such a success. The service and attention to detail was remarked upon by so many of our guests as was the excellent cuisine.  Gaynor thank you so much for all your personal attention and guidance during the lead up which greatly eased the pressure on us both!  It was a most memorable day for us and our guests due in no small part to Balbirnie's first class facilities. Eilidh and Chris are now off to enjoy the sun but asked us to express their sincere thanks for all your help.
John and Marion

Lovely friendly stay!
Scott and Yvonne MacKenzie

Ian Ashworth

Lovely stay. Thank you!
Amy Sutherland and Dave Gilfillian

Lovely relaxing stay. We will be back.
Stephen and Davina Adamson

Fab stay. Great venue.
Ben Adams and Neale Edwards

Thank you for a lovely birthday lunch.
Alasdair and Moira

Lovely stay and great food.
Stacey Lee-Lyall

Fantastic stay. Massive room with fab bath. Lovely. Thank you.
Heather Anderson

Very relaxing. Excellent!
Kevin O’Sullivan

We recently stayed at Balbirnie house and cannot emphasise enough the quality of the food and the hotel room at the hotel. Many thanks to the staff at the restaurant who made dinner a real event – we were really impressed by the choice and the quality of the food. We will definitely be back for another weekend shortly! We also had a bottle of  Prosecco in our room upon arrival.  Can you please advise the name of this wine as we really enjoyed it too. Look forward to seeing you again!
Clare Barron

Very friendly staff and very helpful.
Mr Martin

Linda Mills

Surroundings were wonderful.
Mr Lemmings

Quality food.
Sylvia Khan

Friendly and relaxing.
Ann Lewis

Relaxed atmosphere
Stuart Young

Jack was friendly and efficient.
Sue Thorne

Friendly and informal atmosphere
Mr Halkett

Food was excellent.
Ms Lyndsey McLaren

Lovely food and surroundings.
Emma Lithgow

Excellent quality of room, open fires, lovely lounge areas and great menu choice.
Gabrielle Weir

Been lots of times for dinner. This time we stayed aswell it was lovely.
Shirley Taggerty

Lovely stay amazing food!
Shirley and Jason McGeorgie

Lovely food- perfect surroundings.
The Stewarts



Thank you for making my 80th birthday party lunch so memorable...the day was quite superb from the daffodils to the super setting to to the simply delicious food. A wonderful setting as pictured in days gone by.. thank you for a wonderful day.

Mrs Margaret Ward

On behalf of the committee and members of Markinch Burns Club, may I congratulate you and your staff on another successful Burns Supper event.   Everyone had a very enjoyable evening and the meal was absolutely excellent.

The Markinch Burns Supper Committee   



To die for food. The best meal out ever!

Very related atmosphere.
Mrs Brown

Open Fire was perfect!
Ms Grieg

We were not rushed and able to take our time….
Kirstie Laird

Well spaced out tables.
Ms Winser

Food was quality!
Dr Gray

Friendly ambience and service.
Evelyn Goodwin

Good service
Dr K A Lowe

Everything was great!
Mr and Mrs Watson

Ambience 1st class
Hazel MacAulay

Nice atmosphere
Mrs Wilson

Lovely place!!!!!
Caroline Morrell

Had a great party night….
Miss Simpson

Lovely food and service.
Lyndsey Copper

Charles Muller

A lovely break!!
John and Sheila Corby

Wonderful overnight
Mr and Mrs Allen

A lovely short break!
Mr and Mrs Water

Nicolas and all staff at Balbirnie. Can Laura and I thank all the staff for making this truly a day to remember. From arrival on Friday last, when I was given a hand to carry all the goodies required for such an event, to the overseeing of every move for the ceremony from Kenneth who is a fantastic host and toastmaster and a true asset . The reports back from friends and relatives who attended thought it was up there with the best they had ever attended, and giving me glowing reports for my organisational skills. Most of this was down to Meghan and the staffs adherence to the the exceptionally well laid out documentation given out prior to the wedding. Gemma and Colin are away this weekend, but I,m sure I speak on their behalf when I say that the BIG day could not have been bettered. Well done to you and all your well trained staff and thanks again
Graham and Laura Pimbley

Just thought I'd send you a little email to say what a fantastic time my friends and I had on Saturday night!!! The food was wonderful, your staff were very friendly and the dj was great!!! We thought all the little touches such as the Christmas box instead of a cracker was a wonderful idea and the ballroom looked amazing!!! A big congratulations to all your staff for making it such a great evening! we'll definitely be looking at coming again next year!!
Amy Selbie

Very friendly atmosphere
Mr Anderson

Delicious Food!!!!
Michele Beaton

Friendly and helpful staff.
Tom Griffths

I would like to thank you and all the staff, chefs at Balbirnie for a superb Christmas party night on Sat 17 December. All of my staff had a most enjoyable evening with excellent, food, service, entertainment and drinks. We will certainly be booking up early for next year.
Please pass on our thanks to all the staff concerned.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy peaceful 2012,
John & all staff at Turners Facilities Management.

Good choice on menu, lovely atmosphere!
Charlene O’Brien

What a great treat!!!!!
Catherine and Hadley

John and Kathleen Reid

Wonderful stay!!!!
Ian and Joan Hood

A fabulous Christmas thank you.
Faith and Paul

Superb Christmas break thank you…
Mr and Mrs Shortland

Beautiful place for a wedding.
Jeff and Kim

So happy to be here!!!!
Nathan Alger

Hazel and David

A thoroughly fantastic stay, beautiful place. Thank you…
Rick and Sarah Sherman

Absolutely wonderful!
Michael and Lucy Currie

We have had a wonderful time. Would definitely come back…..
Pat and Kevin Davey

A fantastic experience The Service was EXCELLENT!!!!
Nigel and Lesley Bugen

A wonderful experience hope to return some day.
Ann Devonshire

A wonderful stay and great experience.
Derek and Carol Cox

We had an amazing time. The Balbirnie Team are fantastic. Thank you!!!!
Karen and Tony Cox

I had a fabulous time. And would definitely come back here!!!!
Zac Burgess

A fabulous place with wonderful staff we will be back…
Mr and Mrs Collins

NOVEMBER 2011 Guestbook comments

Great stay!
Kristen Frias

Nice place
Tony Breen

Terrific Hotel!
George & Pat Hunter

Helen & Graeme Crawford

Thanks for a great wedding!
Jennifer & Scott Ferguson

Great time!
R Watson

What a day…. Brilliant!!!!!

Relaxed atmosphere…. Good food!
Caroline Warburton

The ambience and attention from staff was excellent!!!
Mrs Maureen Bease

VIP Treatment!
Linda Birnie

Thank you very much for all your help with our special evening, would you please extend my thanks to all the staff that helped us. We all had a wonderful night and the customers were over whelmed. Many thanks again

Everything was lovely, Your staff looked after us with courtesy and unobtrusively. The food was excellent and just what I wanted.. I think your hotel is quite outstanding
Mrs Hull

Salmon starter was delicious!!
Mrs Muir

Service and excellent variety of dishes.
Ms Hare

Very relaxing
Mrs G Mearns

Wonderful stay!
Mr and Mrs Nicol

Lovely meal on our Anniversary.
Mr and Mrs Ronald

Home from Home!
Mr and Mrs Robertson

Simply beautiful!
Nadia and Saad

Thank you for the most wonderful wedding day!
Christopher and Victoria

Just Lovely!!!!!
Laurence and Katie

OCTOBER 2011 Guestbook comments

Fantastic time…. Thank you!
Herbert and Alexandra Elliott

Could not be BETTER!!
Doug and Cath Walker

Doug and Katie Loikeith

Renee Metroka

Carolyn Hams

Great Wedding
Andrew Gaudin

Lovely… Thank you!!!
Catherine and Jim Johnstone

Maria Urbuet

Only place to get married!!!
Alison Guzman

Fabulous stay. Thanks!!!!
Nicki Chapman

Most enjoyable….
George and Alison Manson

Bistro is awesome!
Laura-Jayne and Fraser

Fantastic stay!
Grant Tairney

Superb stay!
Mr McIntyre

Thank you for making my best friends day so special.
Kathleen Culyer

Beautiful Sunday Lunch!
The Scott Family

Michael Leake

Ken Tierney

Like home….
Jeff Axelrod

Homey atmosphere… Thanks!!!!
Mr Yilmaz

Darris Brooks

Suzeller Moss

We will be back!!!!!
Howard and Cindy Raspillar

Lovely meal in Bistro!
Mrs M Davies

Brilliant- Enjoyed our stay!!!!!
Diane Henderson

Very Good!
Ian Henderson

Relaxed Atmosphere!
Mrs Mackie

Quality food!
Mr and Mrs Bowie

Our stay was very enjoyable!
Mr and Mrs Henderson

Andrew Bagley

Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding so very special it was fantastic.
Mr and Mrs Beattie

Excellent venue, good food. Will be back!
Holly Springham and Family

Thank you for a wonderful wedding!!!
Susan and Grant Alexander

Just a note to say we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Hotel on Saturday. Everything was perfect. Food delicious, flowers beautiful and staff very friendly and helpful!

September 2011 Guestbook comments

We both want to say a huge ‘thank you’ for making our Wedding Anniversary so very special this year. Your generosity towards us just added to the blessing we already felt at Balbirnie. The place, its atmosphere, and your staff all make for a warm, welcoming, peaceful and homely stay. So much appreciated by us both.
Andy and Heather

The staff throughout were superb. Very helpful and friendly. Balbirnie’s best assit.
Dr Patrica McBride

Dear Gaynor, I would like to thank all the Staff at Balbirnie for helping to make Fiona and Brian's wedding such a fabulous day! Nothing was too much trouble for your staff - everyone was so helpful. Kenneth the MC was excellent at ensuring everything went according to plan. Our guests were very complementary about the whole wedding and thoroughly enjoyed the meal which we thought was excellent! No doubt about it, my husband and I thought it was the best wedding we had been to......although I suppose we are biased as it was our daughter.....
Many thanks for making the day so special. 
Louise Sinclair
(Fiona's Mum)

What can I say except an enormous thank you especially to you but also to Kylie and all the staff at the hotel.  You have been so patient with us over the months and we felt so relaxed knowing that everything was in your very capable hands.  We just had the best day ever and everything went like clockwork.  EVERYTHING was perfect - the room looked fabulous, the food was first class and the staff could not have been more helpful - we were just so thrilled and delighted at how everything went.  Say a huge thank you to everyone - you should all be so proud. Thank you so much again and we will have a coffee sometime.

Thank you so much for last week. Everyone had a wonderful time, and never have I heard people praise an event/venue/restaurant/food so much. Angus thoroughly enjoyed his evening and we will most definitely be in touch should we require something of this ilk again.

Mr George Barton

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thankyou for everything. We had an absolutely wonderful day and everything went like clockwork. The venue, the food and the staff were all fantastic. A special mention to Kylie who did a marvellous job of keeping everything on track and anticipating our every wish!  You have a wonderful team at Balbirnie and it's easy to see why, with such great staff, the hotel has won so many awards. Thanks again
Susan Lambert

Very enjoyable stay!
Mr and Mrs Toy

We just wanted to send you an email to say a huge thank you to yourself, Meghan and the rest of the Balbirnie staff for ensuring we had a fantastic wedding in such a beautiful location. Both Gaynor and Meghan have been excellent throughout the planning process and your service definitely reflects the awards that you have won over recent years. The day couldn't have gone more smoothly and Kenneth and the girl who managed the evening (Sorry I forgot her name with everything going on) were excellent - they couldn't have been anymore helpful! Please can you also pass on our thanks to the waiters/waitresses who served our wedding meal - they were all extremely professional. On that note - the meal was wonderful - compliments to the chef!!! All our guests had a fantastic day and many commented that it was the best wedding they had been to and we feel this is largely down to you, the rest of the staff at Balbirnie and the beautiful venue. We couldn't have asked for a better service throughout the planning of the wedding and the day itself. We made sure we nominated Balbirnie for a VOWS award on return from our honeymoon and i really hope you win this much deserved award. Once again thank you so much for ensuring we had a perfect day! We have many have memories of the day and we will definitely be back for a meal in the near future.
Fiona & Brian Vaughan

An absoloutly fantastic place and staff. Was the best day of my life.
The New Mr and Mrs Brazier

Hi Meghan, A big thank you to you and all the staff for the most perfect wedding event - we had a lovely time in a setting which was lovely and elegant, and comfortable without being intimidating for such beautiful grandeur. We were all very pleased with how the day went - you promised excellence, and it was delivered as advertised. The wedding meal was very slick, with pleasant efficient service and any requests met quickly - I personally loved the apple pie best - lovely melt in the mouth pastry, and lots of cinnamon apples - good choice Gary and Debbie. Once again thanks for making this a happy time without.  We'd recommend Balbirnie to anyone and guests went away with happy memories. Debbie was a beautiful bride and Gary was a star, we're very happy - what more can you ask
Susan Smith

Brilliant just like last Year!!!!!!We love it here!!
Mrs Sara Rennie

Mr Greaves

AUGUST 2011 Guestbook comments

Just wanted to drop you a little note to say thanks for everything on Saturday.  The whole day went without a hitch and we had a wonderful time  So many of our guest have remarked at how beautiful a venue it was and what a great time they had so thanks again for all your hard work and help with arranging everything. I also just wanted to say how helpful Kenneth and Tracy were on the day.  Please pass on our thanks to them too. They just always seemed to appear whenever we needed them to lend a hand and keep us on track! All the staff  were so friendly and attentive and made the day go so smoothly. They were great.  Thanks again for everything

Room atmosphere and food was excellent.
Neil MacIntosh

Thank you for our wonderful wedding day! We will be back for the ANIVERSARY!
Mrs Tracey Howat

Relaxed atmosphere. Knowledge and friendly staff.
Mr Graeme Percival

Friendly staff…
Mr Paton

Very friendly and helpful receptionist (Yvonne). A beautiful hotel in a great location!!!
Mr Anderson

Thankyou all for our wonderful wedding. You have all looked after us superbly! Looking forward to coming back soon.
Mr and Mrs Glynn Roberts

A wonderful place delightful stay!
Mr and Mrs H Roberts

Fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed it….
Mr and Mrs Hutchkin

Awesome stay- hope to see you again!
Ross and Lucy

Treated like Royalty!!!!!
Mr and Mrs Finigan

Fantastic food and great place to stay.
Mr and Mrs Brew

Great facility and friendly staff!
Gary Mandel

Thanks for a fabulous wedding day, we had an amazing time!!!
Mr and Mrs Walker

Fantastic Birthday and Anniversary!!
Carr Family

Grand rooms!
Ms Armstrong

Fantastic!!!! <3
Pavol and Daria

A truly wonderful two days!
Carole Flectcher

Customer service truly excellent food fantastic. A charming hotel.
Mrs Julie Strachan

Thank you for a wonderful wedding retreat and marvellous food for fussy colonials!
Heather and Cameron Powrie

An excellent place to stay, very friendly staff and fair prices!!!
Mr Loaff

Gorgeous Room….. Loved the Bunny!!!
Mr/s Allen

JULY 2011 Guestbook comments

Ms Katherine Koch

To all the staff at Balbirnie House Hotel, Just had to say many thanks for a fantastic weekend. My husband and I had a wonderful time and felt well and truly spoiled. Our Room (303) had everything we needed, including the most space we have probably ever had in accommodation that was not classed as a suite! The food and ambience in The Orangery was wonderful - we couldn't fault a thing. We definitely plan to return and have no hesitation at all in recommending you to all our friends.
Mrs Sandra Fagan

Superb!!! Yet again!!!!
Mr and Mrs A Mitchell

Mr and Mrs Armstrong

Excellent venue!
Mr and Mrs Gow

Perfect wedding! We don’t want to leave!
The New Mr and Mrs Gow

Lovely, could stay longer!
Mr and Mrs Fagan

Thank you so much!
Bliss Family

Mrs Nicola Watson

Lovely room!
Mr and Mrs Stobbs

Thanks to you all at Balbirnie. We had a great time at your Chef's table. We will be back.
Special thanks to 'Mahmut' our waiter. He was great and so professional. He defiantly helped to make the night extra special. Please pass on our thanks to him.
Mike Parker

We love setting and friendly staff.
Mr and Mrs Wotherspoon

Very pleasant, well kept, peaceful. Lovely building in a great setting.
Mr A Sutherland

Beautiful location!
Mr and Mrs Brian Johnson

Lovely Hotel, Great Staff!
Ms Rhonda Dick

Mr Horson

Top class service. Thanks for everything.
Mr A Clunie

Mr McSherry

I just thought that I would drop you an e-mail to thank you and all the staff for a wonderful day. The day went very smoothly all the guests had a wonderful time. Please pass on to the chef that everybody thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and my nephew (who is a chef) was impressed by the meal too. I will have no hestiation in recommending Balbirnie House if anyone asks. It was lovely that the guests were able to sit in your beautiful gardens whilst the photographer did his bit, the weather helped here of course, but I'm sure that it would have been equally relaxed had we been inside.
Mrs Clunie

JUNE 2011 Guestbook comments

Hi Gaynor, We had a fantastic time and i just wanted to send you a wee email to say thank you for everything you did for our wedding day.  Pete and I truly had the best day of our lives and enjoyed every minute.  The hotel couldn't have done more to make sure we were looked after and I have heard nothing but praise for your staff from our guests. You made the event run smoothly and gave Pete and I nothing to worry about.  You probably hear it all the time, but I just wanted to say that we were more than happy with the service you provided and really appreciate everything you did. We managed to get some beautiful pictures in the gardens. Thanks so much.
Natalie and Pete

Gorgeous. Real Scottish feel to it all!
Mrs E Lucey


Environment and food was amazing!
Rachelle Jannetta

Lovely meal and good service!
Mr M Smith

As lovely as it was 10 years ago when we got married here- Thank you!
Mr and Mrs Denholm

Absolutely outstanding
Mr and Mrs Taggerty

Superb, 1st Class an amazing place to come and stay. Hope I can come back soon.
Ms Stewart

I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for our High Tea booking yesterday. The feedback has been great and the group have advised that Balbirnie is best place they have been for High Tea so far after having this annual trip for many years so that is a great compliment.

Thank you for making our First Wedding Anniversary as enjoyable and special as our big day one year ago. We cant wait to come back again soon.
Nicole and Stuart Panther

Beautiful tranquil. A little oasis hidden away in Fife. All first class from start to finish, would recommend your hotel to everyone I know.
Mrs Shirley Stewart

Hello, I am one of the seniors at Woodmill High School who used your magnificent venue for our 2011 prom. I would just like to personally thank the management and in particular the bar and waiting staff for being absolutely outstanding making the evening an even greater experience! The management and the rest of the staff quorum most certainly deserve a big tap on the back! Thank you once again!
Colin Young

Hello, Rosemary I must apologise for taking so long to get in touch with you after Ladies’ Day last week, but I went straight into the “double whammy” that is the Highland Show plus loss of internet connection.  Not an ideal combination!  However, both are behind me now and I wanted to drop you a little note to thank you for including Shoes Glorious Shoes in your wonderful event.  Neil and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day – beautiful surroundings, lovely people and such a warm welcome from yourself and your team;  it simply didn’t feel like work!  We also had an extremely successful day, which truly was the icing on the cake.
I do hope that it was equally successful for you and for Balbirnie;  certainly, everyone who tried on shoes with us was extremely complimentary about the organisation and the programme for the day, so I reckon you have a very loyal following for all of your future events.  I would certainly love to return to Balbirnie wherever you may be able to fit me in. Thank you so much once again, Rosemary and I hope you have a wonderful summer.
Kind regards,

Every aspect of the hotel was outstanding- Superb house, great staff, excellent service. I often visit this part of Scotland and will certainly stay here again.
Mr Lacey

We had an excellent stay and enjoyed the fizz.
Stevie and Cathy

MAY 2011 Guestbook comments

Great time and great food!
Mr and Mrs Russell

Wonderful stay, beautiful gardens.
Mr and Mrs Mullaney

Stunningly beautiful!
Ms Sarah McMillan

We are coming back!
Mr Walker

Perfect! Thank you
Mr Ross

A relaxing time!
Mr Paintex

10th Wedding Anniversary
Mr and Mrs Enright

Wonderful lunch
Napier Family

Beautiful hotel. Great mussels
Mr Harvey

Breath-taking and Fabulous!
Mr Baker

Beautiful setting!
Ms Anderson

Quality food!!
Mr Hancock

Overall experience quality…
Mr and Mrs Reynolds

Beautiful gardens. Will definitely come back!
Mr Buchan

Mrs Young

Mrs Daw

Great stay!
Mr Jason Adams

Great as always….
Mr Middlemass

Mr and Mrs Rivers

The ladies were overwhelmed with the ambience of Balbirnie and the food was exquisite. Our Coach driver said that it was the best lunch he had ever had whilst on a coach outing. Keep up the good work!
Church Fellowship Lunch Group from Lesmahgow

Excellent Garden Park. Everything was very good.
Mr Tivon Rivers

Absolutely fabulous!!!!
Ms Sophie Wilson

APRIL 2011 Guestbook comments

Very Good
Mr G Hundingdon

Great lunch for our 6th Anniversary. We were married here in 2005. Still lovely!
Mrs Jen Sheerer

Wonderful Meal
Mr and Mrs Hancock

Nice place we love it. Amazing hotel and fantastic wedding!!!!
Mr Gordon

Supreme- magnificent.
Mr and Mrs Main

Wonderful meal, good food and good service.
Mr and Mrs Ball

A very relaxing break. Great service!
Mr and Mrs Mather

Beautiful estate and a very relaxing 2 days. Food was great! Very friendly staff. Will be back.
Mr and Mrs Pendharkar

Wonderful massage!!! Beautiful grounds and lovely staff. Thanks for putting the shine on the 18th Birthday Party.
Mrs Peters-Buckland

Best day ever!
Mr and Mrs Flattery

Great food and accommodation!!
Mr and Mrs Keegan

Fantastic place! To hold wedding cant say enough to praise all the staff!
Mr and Mrs Hall

Amazing time, beautiful wedding!
Mr Alex Hay

Superb- really enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Rita Kilian

MARCH 2011 Guestbook comments

Maurice Hill

Dear Gaynor, We would like to thank you and all the staff at Balbirnie House for helping to make our wedding reception so special. Everything ran like clockwork, the food was amazing and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Even the sunshine came out for us in February! Our guests were very impressed and it is easy to see why Balbirnie House has won so many awards for weddings! Right from the start the customer service has been superb and we only have positive things to say about Balbirnie House.
Adam and  Rosalyn Crawford

Hi Meghan, Just wanted to send an email to say a HUGE thank you for all your help on the run up to our wedding and on the big day itself. You really did help to make the day the greatest day of our lives. Our friends and family are all still talking about how amazing it was and how beautiful the venue was. The staff in Balbirnie were all so pleasant and welcoming. The food was absolutely fantastic, it far exceeded all expectations. The dance floor was the icing on the cake, the reaction we had from everyone when the lights came on was fantastic. Some of the family were talking about arranging a weekend in Balbirnie at the same time next year to celebrate our anniversary, so you may be seeing us back. Thank you again for everything. All the best to you and everyone in Balbirnie.
Jen and Martin

Great comfortable stay. Thank you
Mr Andrew

Absolutely fantastic
Stuart and Rebecca

Lovely touches, real pleasure. Great service
Mr Hilton

My husband took me to a birthday dinner last night at The Orangery and we had a really lovely night. Thanks to all for the friendly service and superb food!  He had the haddock with fettucine – it was remarkable – in a delicious kind of way!!

Hi Rosemary, I can't thank you and your staff enough. The evening was fantastic. The function room looked lovely that morning when we first came to visit, but when we stepped in on Saturday night I was speechless, it was out of this world. The staff were very attentive and service, and attention to detail was perfection. My mother and father-in-law are still talking about it and the people who stayed in the hotel had a fantastic time ( I have told Neil that I'm staying the next time!) The canapes at the beginning of the night was a nice surprise, so again, thank you. Mum loved the pianist too. Thanks so much again for all your hard work again.

Very well excellent room decoration
Mr and Mrs Venters

All in all- Wonderfully. Wish I was here longer. Lovely people. Amazing  very relaxing.
Mr and Mrs Hughes

Excellent hospitality and service an outstanding location and building for wedding and relaxation.
Mr and Mrs McBride

Thank you for the most wonderful Hogmany Party, we were accompanied by 4 other friends and it was the most enjoyable evening. The food and surroundings were so elegant but my thanks go to your staff, they were professional, happy to help and were just amazing I don’t think I have ever had such good service and it was such a treat to see them join in the celebrations later in the evening.  You must be very proud of them all.  Please pass on our thanks.
Carine Soutar

We felt we had to let you know how much everyone who attended the wedding thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to your friendly and organised staff, along with a superb venue, ensured that the whole day was a great success. We would be more than happy to recommend the venue to anyone. Many thanks to all involved!  
Douglas and Fiona Grieve

Great place for a wedding!
Mr and Mrs Farquhar

Enjoyed the wedding.
Mr and Mrs Reid

Beautiful Hotel
Mr and Mrs Mason

Absolutely lovely
Mr A McLaren

Although only a flying visit room excellent. Staff attentive and food very good. Thanks
Mr Tim Bevan

Enjoyable stay- sheer LUXURY!!
Mr and Mrs CA MacDonald

 I enjoyed an overnight stay at your lovely hotel last weekend. The staff were extremely attentive. We enjoyed a fantastic afternoon tea in a room away from the wedding party and then a lovely meal at night. The staff were always polite and helpful without being intrusive. Thank you.
Lindsey Middleton

First impression- Picture Postcard!!! Relaxed atmosphere. Very peaceful. Beautiful room, very spacious very well maintained. Very friendly staff and easy manner. Nothing was a problem.
Mrs Margaret Cameron

JANUARY 2011 Guestbook comments

We have been looked after very well. Balbirnie is an amazing place, would definitely recommend it to others.
Elspeth Bisset

Good food and good service!
Donald and May

The superlative service, food and comfort added to a joyous event!
Prandstatter/ Moir Wedding

Very well organised. Lovely time.
Prandstatter/ Moir Wedding

Simply perfect and so friendly!!!
Mr and Mrs Johnson

So so perfect!
Miss Storie

Very good!!!!!!
Mr and Mrs Yardley

Fantastic time!
Rob and Jo

Brilliant lunch!
Sandra, Renata and Rasalba

So lovely. Very special place. Will come back!
Mr and Mrs Welsh

DECEMBER 2010 Guestbook comments

Great quality food in a relaxed environment.
Richard Rawcliffe


Relaxed atmosphere
Christine Donaldson

Friendly staff, no disappointments lovely fire.
Sheree Landels

All the staff at Balbirnie, Thank you for making our wedding at Balbirnie very special. Everyone came together to look after us and our guests exceptionally well, which made our day run smoothly and ensured that our day was enjoyed by everyone!!!!
Jill and Jonathan

Thank you so much for making our wedding day spectacular. Everything was perfect- the food and staff were amazing. You made our dream come true! Thank you.
Mr and Mrs Johnstone

A very belated note to say Thank you to all of you who made Malcolm and JennyÕs wedding day such a happy experience. Everyone from the porters and waiting staff to the housekeepers could not have been more attentive or helpful. Kelly, thank you especially for all your attention to detail and keeping proceedings on track. With our heart felt heart thanks.
Mitch and Viven Brown (GroomÕs parents)

Hi Hannah, I just wanted to thank you and all the staff who made our night out so special. The hotel, service and party atmosphere was fantastic and we all had a brilliant time. It was really nice to meet you too! I am sure we will be coming back in the near future. Thanks Again.

Christie Wedding wonderful. Bell Tower Suite is gorgeous.
Fiona and John

Thank you for a wonderful day. You made it perfect!
Mr and Mrs Christie

Dear Hannah I just want to express my appreciation to everyone at Balbirnie House who helped make our Christmas lunch so successful. The staff were extremely helpful and the food was delicious. Thank you very much for all your help and patience. I hope you have a happy Christmas. Best wishes

We had a wonderful stay here enjoying a perfect meal for 50th Anniversary. Thank you very much.
Inge and Klaus Groskopf

Homely atmosphere
June Grant

Service, venue and food quality
Yvonne Tindal

Dear Hannah, Just a brief note to thank you for your help in making my husband's birthday party on 24th Dec such an enjoyable occasion. The food and staff were all excellent and we could not have improved the day at all. Please pass on our thanks to everyone who was involved.
Rhona Mackay

Excellent, could not have been better!
David and Janice Olley

Reputation can only be enhanced- We had a wonderful stay and all the arrangements for the wedding reception were superb! Well Done Balbirnie!!!!!!
Kate and Brian McGonigal

Fantastic wedding arrangements. BEATUIFUL
Sam and Jody Frost

Lovely. Fabulous hotel and gorgeous wedding thank you!
Jude McGonigal

Atmosphere and Michael (waiter) was excellent!!!
Gordon Houston

Simply perfect, for such a special day. Thank you!
Brian and Geri Taylor

My family and I ate at your hotel on Christmas Day in the Bistro and I wish to thank you for the high standard of service we received. The food was excellent, the staff were very pleasant and attentive and it was an excellent way to spend Christmas Day. Thank you also for the presents for my grandchildren. We have their photographs with Santa.
Mary Anderson

NOVEMBER 2010 Guestbook comments

Wonderful stay!
Mr and Mrs Lewis

Hi Rosemary, Just wanted to drop you a note and acknowledge how good the feedback has been from my team regarding both the rooms and meal we had last night. The hotel looked beautiful and your staff were excellent. Please also pass on my thanks to Hannah who was instrumental in making sure that the evening went so well. She has been extremely helpful in making sure that the evening went without hitch. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the venue to other parts of our banking group.

Dear Hannah, Thank you for organising our Golden Wedding celebration. It was a great success. Everyone was delighted with the food and drink and the service of your colleagues was superb.
Mr and Mrs King

Loved everything Gnocchi amazing!!
Joanne Taylor

Service and food QUALITY!
Lynne Kivistik

Thank you for wonderful occupation staff fantastic thank you!
Robert, George and Emma Fleming

Lovely place!
Iza Crothers

Lovely we will be back!
Jackie Strange

Beautiful hotel. Excellent service
Toby Charlie

Best staff in the world!
J Culross

Comfortable surroundings
Mora Reid

Fantastic atmosphere, food and service!
Nicola Young

Hi Gaynor. Just wanted to say a huge Thank You to you and all the staff at Balbirnie. Everything was perfect..... have had so many people saying how much they enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and comfort of the hotel.. the food on both Friday night and Saturday was excellent and nothing was too much trouble, we really appreciate all the hard work... Many thanks Again
Ruth McIntosh

Dear Gaynor and Meghan, I'm writing to thank you and all the staff for making Wendy and Graeme's wedding on Saturday 13th November such a success. Everything went like clockwork from the setting up for the ceremony, the ceremony itself and through the meal and the reception. This was in no small part due to the attention and efficiency of the staff. They are a credit to the hotel. Everyone was impressed with hotel as a venue and many guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!!! Even our DJ was impressed with the hotel. So thank you once again for everything you did to make it a special day.
Kenny Ronald

Hi Meghan Rather belatedly .. I've been in Edinburgh with our US visitors and now looking forward to a break. Many thanks to all the staff, especially to yourself and Kylie on the day, for the wonderful wedding which went like clockwork. The venue is legendary and the meal was perfect, everyone enjoyed themselves. Gillian and Charlie will be back on 2nd December from Barbados when I'm sure they'll be in touch.

Related atmosphere!
Colin Campbell

Chef was exceptionally helpful with meal to take home.
K Couch

Quality of food and service
Brain Mason

Value for money and quality.
Lorraine Marshall

Thank you for a wonderful stay
Barbara and Roberto

The snow made it extra special. Delightful service.
Mr and Mrs Kidd

OCTOBER 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Fantastic Hotel!
Matthew McGovern

Lovely Estate!
Amy Leech

We had a great wedding venue and hosts!
Mr and Mrs Leslie

Lovely room!
Mr and Mrs Otto

Wonderful hotel and room.
Mr and Mrs Stapleton

Friendly attentive staff!
David Lumsden

Service was exceptional
Mrs Macguire

High standard of food and service
Nicola Fortune

As always food and service excellent.
David Thomson

Great wonderful stay!
Ric and Jackie

Dear Gaynor, Before we "switch off" and disappear from the face of the earth for a few days, we'd like to really thank you for the excellent work you and the whole team have done in organising our wedding. It was the most perfect day of our lives and everything was wonderful. All our guests are really impressed with it all as it all seemed so effortless and natural but we know that there is a lot of hard work behind every detail. Again, many thanks for making that day unforgettable.
Aleyda & Paul

We would like to thank all the staff for making my daughter Sara and her fiancé Iain Rennie’s wedding go so perfectly. My husband said “1 could do it all again this weekend” luckily we do not have anymore unmarried daughters. All the guests commented on the fact that nothing was any bother and that they felt so welcome and relaxed. The meal was delicious and the service was first class. Many guests mentioned in particular Garry so I would like to pass on a special thankyou to him for his attentiveness and going the extra mile. Thanks to you all for making all Sara’s dreams come true.
Lynn Coart

Dear Meghan, We just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you and your team did to make our special day so special. Everything was perfect. It is easy to see how Balbirnie wins so many wedding venue prizes and awards. There must have been a massive team effort going on behind the scenes to make everything go so smoothly so please do pass on our sincere thanks to all the team and in particular to Kylie and Lindsey for making sure the day went to plan, and to your chef and their team for the beautiful meal. The pudding in particular came in for some special praise! Our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful everything was. Thanks again for all your help with the organising. It is much appreciated.
Grant and Melody

A home away from home!
Jeff Axelrod

Excellent service. Amazing food *****
Joanne Taylor

Amazing venue, superb service.
Brendan Rogers

Excellent all round. Well comfortable.
Jessie Birrell

Hi Meghan, Malc and I have now returned from honeymoon and wanted to email to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff at Balbirnie for such an amazing wedding day! We really did have the best day of our lives and we were able to completely relax and enjoy it knowing that everything was being taken care of so brilliantly. Our guests have also commented on how wonderful Balbirnie was and how helpful, friendly and professional everyone was. We have had many compliments about the food (especially the trio of chocolate!!) and the sparkly dance floor was another big hit :o) We would especially like to thank you for all your help and support in all the planning and also Kelly for keeping everything moving along on the day and being so kind, helpful and calm! Thanks again for everything and hopefully we'll be up again to visit soon. Best wishes
Jen and Malc xx

SEPTEMBER 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Very enjoyable stay, thank you.
Ian and Jackie Loudon

A stunning place. Thank to Gary for all his fantastic service- thank you!!
Melisa Palmer

Absolutely fab! Amazing people and outstanding staff. The friendliest staff ever.
Chelsea Palen

Very welcoming. Amazing!
Gemma Moore

Amazing wedding. Staff the best ever!!
Kelly Foster

Superb Place! Don’t change anything!!!!!!
Barbara Sackett

The bed was wonderful. The staff were brilliant too. It was proper mint!!!
Rebecah Garrod

Thank you for such a lovely day! The staff are brilliant, beautiful venue!
Marshall and Sarah Munro

Married here 5 years ago. Back for our anniversary. Lovely time, lovely special place. Thank you all!!
Robin and Jovada Geddes

Married here last September, celebrated our first anniversary. Very special, thank you for a lovely stay. Staff lovely
Meghan and Chris Davies

Fantastic meal and wonderful rooms and will be back!!
The Braidwoods and The Hill Families

Outstanding service, hospitality and staff couldn’t be nicer!!
Michael McAteer

We had the most amazing time. A wedding to remember thanks to everyone involved. Thank you to everyone
Mr and Mrs Tony Byre

Possibly one of the finest hotels in Scotland
Mr Paul Quinnell

Lovely stay, very kind and helpful staff. Keep it up and get the Spa built.
Mr Febvre

Hello Hannah, We cannot fault the service we received, and somehow, we felt that we had the whole hotel to ourselves, even though we knew there was a wedding on. Food was all excellent. On the whole, we had a fantastic time. Please pass this on to the relevant people. Thanks so much for your help and patience in the organisation of the event – much appreciated. We look forward to our return at some stage. Regards
Neil Braidwood

Dear Donna, You’ve always been helpful each time we have visited Balbirnie! Thank you for adding to our special day and for all your efforts to try and make it perfect.
Natasha and Fraser

Dear Hannah, I am writing on behalf of my parents following our evening as your guests. I would like to thank you and your staff for your attention and service during our event. My parents and family enjoyed our evening immensely, with excellent food, wine and company. The surroundings were of the highest standard and everyone felt that it was the perfect place for a small family celebration. I have to single out Amy who catered to our needs for the evening, I feel we kept her busy. Please pass on our heart felt thanks for her attention. Thank you once again. Kind regards
Graeme Hutchison

Champagne and sandwiches to celebrate 13 years since we got married here. Sunny day, beautiful surroundings….. just as we remembered it!
Julia and Mark Forsyth

Wonderful lunch, service and surroundings.
Ann Imise

A delightful stay.
Mr and Mrs Hill

A wonderful wedding experience.
Mr and Mrs Morris

We love this hotel…lovely and beautiful.
Oliverira Family

Our wedding day! What a fantastic venue. Our expectations (which were Bridezilla- high) were truly exceeded! Best day of our lives!
Emily and Chris Craig

A wonderful celebration- You Scots certainly know how to have a good time. Many thanks to all. Great staff

Dear Phyllis, We wanted to thank you all for making Emily and Chris’s wedding on 18th September such a marvellous day. Balbirnie is a splendid venue and the facilities are just wonderful. We enjoyed having the various different rooms for us and the guests to use and the reception in the ballroom was magnificent. The staff are to be commended on how they managed to prepare and serve such a lovely meal to such a large number of people. Special thanks to you Phyllis for organising the day so well and keeping as all on track with such patience and good humour. Thanks also to Meghan the wedding planner for all her help to Emily in the build up to the big day. All of the staff we saw at Balbirnie are excellent and their helpful, professional and discreet approach is what made the day so wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to everyone.
Jane and Martin Brown (Parents of the Bride)

To All the staff at Balbirnie. Just a note to say thanks for making our wedding day so special. It was perfect. Special thanks to Donna on reception, Phyllis and Tracy.
Claire and Michael Strachan

To Everyone at Balbirnie(especially Meghan and Phyllis). We just wanted to send you all a note to say a massive thank you for making our Wedding Day so perfect. Everything was exactly as we wanted and for that we will always be grateful. All of our guests commented on how wonderful the staff were and how amazing the food was! Special thanks to Meghan- your support and advise in the lead was invaluable and Phyllis you made sure our day went without a hitch! Thank you all so very much.
Fiona and Chris Robertson

Lovely wedding- most enjoyable stay.
Mr and Mrs D Coulter

Fantastic place. Staff Brilliant!!!!
Stefan Driver

I’ll be back. Thank you!!
P Airdrie

An absolute pleasure to stay in your beautiful hotel.
Pat MacKinley

Wonderful room, friendly people, good food- beautiful stay.
Mike Allgeier

We cannot fault the service we received, and somehow, we felt that we had the whole hotel to ourselves, even though we knew there was a wedding on. Food was all excellent (though the menu was more limited than I expected). On the whole, we had a fantastic time. Please pass this on to the relevant people. Thanks so much for your help and patience in the organisation of the event – much appreciated. We look forward to our return at some stage.
Neil Braidwood

AUGUST 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Beautiful old house and gardens-polite staff.
Rhoda Campbell

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Balbirnie. We has a fantastic wedding thanks to you. Special thanks to Meghan who helped us organise everything and kept us on track. We will come again!!
Mr and Mrs Murray

All guests said what a fantastic day they had- Lovely venue and service.
Kerr and Boyd Families

Beautiful stay, wonderful location, great memories to take home!!!
Mr and Mrs Willcox

Dear Meghan, Neil and I would like to send a huge thank you to Nicholas for his time at our meeting this evening. The service we received was out of this world and we were both made to feel very welcome, which made tonight's experience even better. We have provisionally booked a date and will confirm once we have viewed our final venue. Many thanks again for all your help with our special day, it really means a lot to us. The champagne was a very big surprise which we are both very grateful for. Kindest regards
Michelle & Neil

Dear Meghan, We wanted to say thank you to you and all the staff at Balbirnie for the organisation and attention to detail which made the wedding such a wonderful and memorable event. We know that you are responsible for many events throughout the year and it would be easy to view any wedding as just another one in the calendar. However, we appreciated the personal attention which made our occasion very special to us and all our family and friends. We have received many messages of thanks and everyone has remarked upon the venue and the organisation which made for such a wonderful day. Jackie and I would like to thank you for all your help and assistance and also all the members of staff both in front of house and those behind the scenes for their untiring efforts. We really cannot praise you enough. Wishing you all the very best in the future. Kindest regards,
Bob and Jackie Slater

Gorgeous hotel, beautiful rooms, scrumptious food!
Clare Elstone-Grief

Beautiful hotel, fabulous service. Thank you!
Margaret and Roger Newton

Wonderful hotel and a great Bistro!!!! Thank you

Splendid Place!!!
Ms Manzanares

Another outstanding visit-thank you!
Alisa Dilic

First Class Service. Love the old world charm!!
Valerie Tannock

Dear Mr Russell, We had an excellent meal on Saturday and look forward to coming back at some time in the future. Thank you again. Yours sincerely
Mrs Hall

On behalf of Thomas Cooper Accountants. I would like to convey my sincere congratulations on your double success at The Scottish Hotel Awards 2010.
Alan C Thomson (Managing Partner)

Dear Hannah, I just wanted to write to say thank you on behalf of myself, my sister and also my parents for helping to organise our surprise dinner to their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Everything was perfect and we were very well looked after by Tracey and Corrie (our lovely waiter). The Garden Room was beautifully set and it was fantastic being able to have our puppy Lily in there with us. We hope to visit Balbirnie House sometime again in the future being able to have dinner as the food we had last Friday was delicious. Best wishes and many thanks again to you and your team at Balbirnie House Hotel
Lindsay Rodger

Good Morning Meghan! Just a wee email to say once again, a big thank you for everything you done for us on the 5th for our big day – it really was just perfect and we couldn’t have asked for it to be any better. Between yourself and all your staff you kept us all right and all our guests have commented on how tremendous everything was from staff to the food. Can you pass on a special thank you to Kylie and Tracey as well who again were fantastic on the day. We hope to be up to visit you all soon – father in law is desperate to come up for a slap up meal sometime to sample some more of the excellent food! Will speak to you soon,
Kindest regards xx
Alison Boyd

JULY 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Very nice. Loved the gardens!
Jim Cleveland

This 1777 architectural masterpiece was a wonderful setting for a superb pre-wedding evening. Lovely food, wine and great company.
Rob and Aryi

Wonderful setting. Professional staff. Good food and great rooms.
Mr and Mrs Laytons

It was a magical experience for us. By far the best lodgings we have experienced in the UK thus far. Perfect!
Kathryn Beplate

Lovely peaceful stay. Thanks
Mr and Mrs Stoddarts

Perfect rest!
Rosie Babrington

Lovely facilities for a 50th Anniversary. Wonderful.
James and Heather

My second lovely stay. While working at T in the park. Thank you especially for the great gluten free breakfast.
Will Moore

Amazing place to stay. Cant wait to come back.
Robert Mendizabal

Best meal Iv had for a long time. Pierre Leuicky is not half the cook!!!!!!
Elizabeth Edinburg

To Phyllis, Tracy and all the staff who worked at our wedding- 8th July2010. We would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone for all their hard work. We had an amazing day and all staff were very attentive throughout and helped to make the day so special. Thank you All again.
Mr and Mrs Henson

Probably one of the best hotels in Scotland!!
Paul Quinnell

Best day of our lives!!!! Thanks
Mr and Mrs Alan Caughey

Wonderful hotel and staff. Thank you very much!
Lindsay and Brian Whellons

Wonderful wedding in fabulous venue! Thank you all
Howard and Dee Parker

Excellent hotel and staff
Mr and Mrs Fraser Bannister

Very good and peaceful!
David and Jane Maye

Richard Walsh

Very good- thanks!
May Stewart

Great time!
Charles Rogerson

Meghan, Thanks very much for arranging my special menu so well. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the two nights at your hotel and had a great time at the wedding and reception. I would certainly recommend your hotel both for the accommodation and for events. Regards
Carol Hutchison

Such a beautiful, elegant house- thank you!
Rosanne Cash

JUNE 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Beautiful building, friendly staff and wonderful food.
Ian and Margaret Cullcott

Great hotel, beautiful setting and delicious food.
Mr Kirkham

Lovely to be back for our 1st Anniversary staff wonderful as usual.
Claire and Tim Pharioah

Hi Meghan, What a wonderful day we had. Please convey our thanks to everyone involved in our wedding, the day ran perfectly and the sunshine was the icing on the cake Special compliments to the chefs, we had several beef farmers among the guests and all agreed the beef was of the highest quality and cooked to perfection Thank you to you for organising it all, I know you do several weddings a week, but you still manage to make it our special day.
We will have so many happy memories. Kind regards

What a fabulous wedding day. Absolutely perfect. Thank you!
Gill and Simon Dailly

Everyone should try the rhubarb dessert. It is fabulous!
Kathryn Fleming

Dear Rosemary, We would like to thank you and your team for making our Golden Wedding celebration on 2nd June so special. Everything was just perfect- the room seating- the canapes – the meal- second to none. Our family and friends had a day to remember! Kind Regards
Isobel and Bill Meikle

Hi Meghan, I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of Chris and I and our wider family for everything everyone at Balbirnie did for us on our wedding day. The lateness of the cars was a tad stressful but your team pulled things back into line so well you would never have known. I also really appreciate you making the effort to be there when I arrived - I know you had plans but seeing a friendly face helped relax me! All of our guests were so complimentary to all of the staff and the service and we will be forever grateful for that. You really made our wedding day the perfect day it was and we could never have imagined getting married anywhere else. If you could pass on our thanks to everyone, especially Phyllis, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much again,
Fiona and Chris

A wonderful, beautiful wedding. Food was fab!
Barbara Capella

Fabulous setting for a perfect wedding.
Val and Bob

Had a wonderful time. Thank you
Dan and Donna Sweety

Great relaxing stay. Great grounds.
Andrew Collins

Had a beautiful and we will come back.
Mr and Mrs Probst

To All, Just to thank you all for making my husbands 40th a night to remember. Your attention to detail has second to none! Both myself and my husband are from Fife and moved over the west coast 15 years ago. I am recommending Balbirnie to all our friends through here as I cannot speak highly enough of the place and the service. Just to thank you all for making my husbands 40th a night to remember. Your attention to detail has second to none!
Alison Fletcher

Hi Meghan, Hope you are well and not too run off your feet with wedding season! We had a fantastic day and I can’t believe it’s all over, I want to do it all again. The honeymoon was great as well, exactly what we needed after all the hustle and bustle of the day. Thanks again for all of your help, yourself and the rest of the staff at Balbirnie were just great and made the day so special. Best Wishes
Laura Huey

Loved every minute of it! Beautiful hotel!
Liz and Reddy Zid

Amazing hotel!! We had a great time.
Mike and Margaret Whitfield

Thank you for an amazing wedding day, excellent!
Mr and Mrs D McVicar

Dear Hannah, Just a quick note to thank everyone for another wonderful day on Tuesday. The meal and service was excellent as were all the shops and the presentation. We hope you will be having a similar day in November again and will definitely attend. With kind regards
Lynsey MacDiarmid

Beautiful hotel. Thank you! Don’t want to leave!
Emma and Ross

A Magical experience!
Kathryn and Adam Beplate

Had great meal a very enjoyable 50th Birthday.
Ann and Garry

May 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Good morning Meghan, I just wanted to write and say on behalf of Alan and myself, a huge thank you for all your support in planning our wedding celebrations at Balbirnie on Sun 9th May and for being so welcoming on the day. Thanks also to Kylie and her team for their smooth, efficient and professional service - it was greatly appreciated. The whole day exceeded our expectations and that is due in no small way to you and all the staff at Balbirnie. I know it is your job of work, but I commend all of you for doing it so well and for giving not just Alan and I a day to remember but also all our guests (They loved it, many of them told us it was their best day of their lives! and many of them want to come back to the hotel again). Thank you for giving us a magical memory. Thank you again Meghan it has been a pleasure organising the wedding plans with you and as I said for us the result was fantastic. Please convey my thanks to the team on a job well done. Kind regards
Marion Westwood

To all the staff at Balbirnie House Just a wee note to say thank you for everything during our recent stay. It was very enjoyable and made all the more so by all of you! Your friendliness and attention to detail made our stay very special. We look forward to staying with you again sometime. Kind regards
Stuart & Caroline Brooker

Very enjoyable weekend. Room was lovely. Staff wonderful.
A White

Returned for our 10th Anniversary and just as good as it was 10 years ago! Thanks
Mr and Mrs Davies

Hi Rosemary, I just wanted to thank you and the staff at Balbirnie for the care and attention we received for our Dinner last Saturday. Your attention to detail was exactly what we were looking for. The hotel was beautiful and the West Room was just perfect for our reunion. All our group were glowing in their appreciation of your fine cuisine and the Rib Eye was a delicious replacement for the unavailable Fillet. Please pass on my very sincere thanks to all staff that were in attendance and made our evening a night to remember. With sincerest thanks.
Drew Fulton

Stayed at the Old Course this is much better!
Mr and Mrs Hanking

Hi Meghan I hope you are well and that everything is good at Balbirnie. Owen and myself would like to thank you and the rest of the staff for helping make our wedding day such an amazing event. We both had the best day of our lives and I'm sure all of our guests had a great time too! With kind regards
Kathryn & Owen Davies

Dear Hannah, Just to let you know that Saturday night was perfect. Thank you again for your help in organising the event.

Here on Honeymoon! What a fabulous experience. Everything from staff to the dining experience has been amazing. Hopefully we’ll be back again in the future! Thank you!
Mr and Mrs Donnie Gillies

Loved it so much!!!!
Mr Brasse

Not enough space to list them all!!!!
Kate and Mitch Reid

Jenny Blair

Fantastic time. Lovely
Brenda and Charles

Just perfect- Every little thing!
Maggie and Colin Warnett

Beautiful location. Wonderful weather. Fab day. Thankyou X
Christy Ewing

Jan MacInne

Dear Ms Wilkie, I would like to say a big thankyou for dinner on Friday evening. It was superb! We all enjoyed the food immensely! Your staff looked after us very well too in the Restaurant. Please pass on my thanks to them too. Kind regards
Maureen Forsyth

APRIL 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Thank you. Lovely stay, food excellent. Will be back.
Mr and Mrs Frudly

A quality of service and comfort afforded to guests. Lovely food these days.

Thanks for your kindness.
William Wilson

Excellent, friendly staff. Attention to detail. Thank you
Mr and Mrs Beaker

First time and very special.
Lorraine and PG

Excellent service.
R. Foste

Wedding 10/10 Top service. Thank you
I Cunningham

First Class... Not broken don’t fix it!
C Middlemass

Brilliant Hotel!
Mr Eckles- BBC Election Trip

Fantastic hotel and amazing staff, the perfect location for our wedding thank you so so much
Anthony and Louise Cooke

Super Experience
Scott and Rachel McLean

Good Afternoon Gaynor. I would just like to take the time to thank you and your magnificent team for a really special day on Saturday. The weather was kind to us and everything went seamlessly in no small part due to the professionalism of your team. Please pass on my thanks to Tracy for her support also. Huge thanks again. Kind regards xx

Thank you x
Sean Muraw

Thank you. Lovely stay, food excellent. Will be back.
Mr and Mrs Frudly

A quality of service and comfort afforded to guests. Lovely food these days.

Thanks for your kindness.
William Wilson

MARCH 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Hi Rosemary, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for yesterday – the day went extremely smoothly and we received positive comments about both the food and venue. Kind regards
Jennifer / Pagan Osborne

Good Morning Rosemary, I would just like to thank you and all your staff. For the meal and the first class service. Thank you
Ann MacPherson/ Fashion Show

Dear Rosemary, While still in recovery mode, Betty and I would like to thank you and your most attentive staff, for making our day on Saturday 3rd April, all that we could possibly have hoped for. Do tell the staff how much they did to make our day
Sandy and Betty Murray

Hello, I just wanted to write to thank you and everyone else at the hotel for all you did to make our event so enjoyable. Your helpfulness and hospitality made our lives far easier than they could have been and ensured all the guests enjoyed themselves immensely, so on behalf of both myself and everyone in attendance thank you very much everything,
Oliver McNulty
St Andrews Student Residence Ball

Excellent accommodation, great food and friendly staff.
Sheila and Bill Urquhart

Excellent weekend. Service 5 stars. Thank you.
George Hunter

Fantastic break! Lovely staff 5 stars. Many Thanks xx
L.Stephen and D.Graham

Excellent stay, Excellent staff, Brill food. Thank you All
Peter Morrison

Thank you so much for making our wedding so special!
Mr and Mrs Kevin Melville

Thank you for our wonderful wedding!
Mr and Mrs H Miller

Absolutely wonderful, wish we had longer to enjoy it all.
Mr and Mrs G Bateman

Super stay. Many Thanks
Dr and Mrs G Wilson

Really enjoyed our stay.
Yvonne and James Kemp

Really enjoyable stay. Excellent service from Erdal.
Mr and Mrs G Laing

Fabulous accommodation and venue for my friends wedding!

FEBRAURY 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Hi Meghan, We just wanted to say thank you for arranging our stay last night at Balbirnie. It was very nice to have the honeymoon suite and brought back some very happy memories of our wedding. We had a lovely meal and enjoyable evening.
Sarah and Shaun x

Dear Rosemary, A belated, but nevertheless sincere, note to thank you and all your colleagues so much for making Hogmanay and my 50th birthday celebrations so perfect. It was not our first time at Balbirnie but it was the first time for the rest of my party. You now have 10 more converts to the magic of your hotel!! All the arrangements were fantastic and my birthday dinner on 1st January was truly wonderful. Many, many thanks again for all your help and hard work to make the event so special. Hopefully see you again very soon.

Hi, just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our dinner last night. We were pleased to see that although the restaurant was busy people were spaced out in the dining room so that they did not have diners sitting to closely to other people until we were almost finished their meal. The food was very nice and it is good that you can buy side orders as my husband particularly enjoyed his side order of chips with his lamb as he felt that if he had not ordered them the dish itself would not have been enough for him. My chicken dish was very filling and the Baileys sweet was delicious. We always find Sam to be very friendly and she always makes us feel very welcome. Thank you once again.
Mrs Maureen Robertson

Very Good, Superb Staff
Lalita Party

Enjoyed Meal, Service Good
W Stewart

Back Once Again, Great Food, Pleasant Surroundings
Kevin and Elaine Coles

Wonderful Place, Wonderful Staff

John Gunn

Food as Good as anywhere in Scotland
Monica and Alan Cessford

Food Excellent, Will be back
D and Ian Ferguson

Great Room, Food and A Grand Wedding
George Felstead

Excellent Hotel, Wonderful, Friendly Staff
L Wicks

Lovely Ambience, Great Food, Excellent Service
C Van Rensburg

Always enjoyed a visit to Balbirnie, an Excellent Evening
A Camps

Are Great, Lovely Place and Accommodation Edward
E Saladizigas

Great Atmosphere
Dullaghan Party

J and MJ Pouis

Enchanting Stay, Everything was Magical
C Flemming

Wonderful Venue, Staff very Attentive
M Jabeo

Excellent Venue for Wedding
Ian Macgregor

Great Stay, Nice Environment
T Anderson

Great Weekend, Enjoyed Staying in the Hotel, Lovely Place
Susan Cochrane

Really Nice
John McLeod

Morning Gaynor, ... the room was absolutely amazing and the service we received was fantastic. Balbirnie is even more spectacular than I had imagined and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere put the icing on the cake for us.

Our wedding was such a special day and a huge part of this was down to the hard work and dedication of Balbirnie House and its entire staff. Everything went like clockwork and there must have been an army of staff involved to make everything appear so effortless. Our wedding breakfast was delicious and far surpassed our expectations which were high in any event! And we will never forget the spontaneous “oooooh!” from our guests when the LED dance floor was switched on! Amazing! We could not thank Balbirnie and the team enough for adding magic to our day and it is our only regret that we can’t re-live the experience again! With many thanks Rozanne Galloway Boynton

Dear Rosemary, I would just like to thank you and your staff for all their help in the smooth running of the above evening. The evening was a great success and everybody said what a great venue and band and how much they had enjoyed it. Your chef and staff in the Function room are a perfect team, extremely helpful and professional. We will certainly come back. Kind regards,
Clarinda (Foster) FIFE HUNT BALL

Dear friends in Scotland, Being back home in Switzerland, our anniversary trip is already history, I would like to take the chance to say thank you very much to all of you. We had a splendid time in Scotland and this trip will be one of the memorable moments in life. I wish a successful future and once more thanks a lot. Best regards,
Harry Burger/ Party from Switzerland

Hi Meghan, Just an email to say a huge thank you to you, Sam and to Lindsay and his team, we had a truly unforgettable day all down to the smooth running of the day. We ran overtime with the meal but to be honest we didnt really care everyone was having such a lovely time. The food was absolutely gorgeous and everyone who commented on it said it was the best wedding food they had every had. Please forward our thanks to everyone who was involved in making it such a wonderful day. Thank you so much again.. I would recommend you and your staff to anyone. Love Suzy xx

Dear Rosemary, I’d like to thank you and all of the staff at Balbirnie House Hotel for a superb evening on Saturday. Everything was absolutely perfect and so efficiently organised. As ever, the setting was just ideal for such an occasion and the service was extremely attentive without ever being intrusive. The food was outstanding, a testament to the quality of the chef and his kitchen. Our guests are widely travelled and no strangers to fine dining; nevertheless, they were thoroughly impressed with the standards they experienced on Saturday.
I certainly won’t hesitate to use Balbirnie again for any similar event or to recommend it to friends and colleagues. Many thanks to all for helping create a wonderful and memorable experience on this special occasion.
Kind regards Gordon D Scrimgeour, Quality Manager, Adam Smith College

Rosemary, Thank you for arranging our Golden Wedding Lunch - it was a great success and was well received by our guests. Pass on our appreciation to your staff who were excellent on the day.
Yours sincerely Cath and Sandy Spence.

Hi Gaynor, Hope you're well. I'm just back from a fab honeymoon and catching up with all my emails. I just wanted to say a really big thank you for all your organisation for the wedding - everything went really smoothly and we had a really, really amazing day. I loved every second of it although it just flew by like everyone told me it would! Can you please pass on my thanks and regards to Tracey, who was a star on the day and helped everything go exactly to plan. We also loved the blue fairy lights around the pillars in the ballroom, so thanks for putting those up! Coming back down to earth now and looking forward to seeing all of the photos etc. Thanks again to you and also to Meghan for all of your help.
Maxine xx

January 2010 Guestbook comments

A selection of guest comments received during the month.

Valerie Lang- This is just a short note to thank you so much for making our stay at the hotel on 23rd December such a wonderful occasion. Despite having been told that there would only be standard rooms available for that night, we were clearly treated to two beautiful deluxe rooms. The staff were by far the most charming and helpful people we had ever encountered at a Scottish hotel including the staff in at least two of the top-class hotels listed in the brochure that we leafed through in our room at the Balbirnie. The cuisine was simply outstanding and even the thick snow outside contributed to the enchantment, giving the grounds a fairytale aspect, which also made our stay at Balbirnie particularly memorable. It was a very relaxing pre-Christmas treat for us all. Thank you. May I wish you the best of luck for 2010’.

Mark Goldsmith/ MD Pfaulder Balfour- ‘Rosemary thank you for a wonderful party night and a excellent room...’

Wright party- ‘A lovely Christmas lunch, the food and service were excellent’
Irene Hall- ‘My husband and I were part of a group of six who spent a three night break over New year at the Balbirnie Hotel. We had an enjoyable, relaxed and comfortable time during our stay. The staff were most helpful and courteous and looked after us in an excellent manner. The Gala night and the night before (30th Dec) were quite outstanding- wonderful evenings with superb food’.

Mr/s Bill – From Strathaven – ‘Fantastic Stay, Superb Meal, Staff TOP NOTCH’.

Stevie Carmichael & Cathy Johnson – From Aviemore – ‘Beautiful weekend thank you’.

Neil & Alice – From Warrack – ‘Yes! Its kool beds here’.

Mr/s Jimmy Louden – ‘Fantastic food, Service Superb! We will be back for more’.

Adam Party – From Glasgow – ‘Excellent staff, food Fantastic!’

Mr/s Riddell – ‘Very Pleasant surroundings’.

Stan and Irene Dagg (Parents of the bride)- ‘Hi Meghan, This is just a short note to say a very big thank you for all your help and assistance over the last few weeks. The “big day” was absolutely perfect and went without a hitch thanks in no small way to the efforts of yourself and your team. All our worries disappeared on the day and even the snow added a little bit of magic!! The food was excellent and of course Sam was absolutely brilliant. She was always there if and when needed and kept us beautifully on schedule without in any way being obtrusive! I can see now why you win so many awards! Michelle and Kent are now enjoying the sun in Hawaii before returning to New Zealand but I know they would ask me to pass on their thanks for making their wedding such a memorable occasion! Kindest regards’.

Angela and Matt Murphy- Hi Gaynor, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for giving us such a fantastic wedding day. I'm sure you realised before the wedding that Matt and I were never really all that bothered about the ceremony and we really just wanted a party, well, oddly enough, the ceremony and the setting was our favourite part of the day. Phyllis the toast master was absolutley amazing. She let us know that she was there if we needed her and kept everything running so smoothly we rarely even noticed she was there. Obviously, the snow added to an amazing setting but the Long Hall looked better than we both had imagined. The atmosphere at Balbirnie was so relaxing. The staff on the day were all brilliant. They had a laugh with us but remained professional. The food was fantastic and everyone has had nothing but good things to say about it. I actually don't think I can think of one thing that Balbirnie did for the day that we didn't love... Thanks again for everything you did for us and creating such a perfect day...’

Pam Garland, Markinch Burns Club Supper 2010- ‘Rosemary, Please convey my thanks to all members of your team, for helping to make our evening such a success... It's difficult to identify individuals, as everyone was SO helpful, but Phyllis did make such an effort, as did our " dedicated " waiter, Grant,in tartan, too no less, and your " tartan lass ", in charge of the dining room...’

Betty Jolly, Hon. Secretary Markinch Burns Club Supper 2010- ‘Rosemary, thank you for making last Friday’s event such a success. The meal was excellent.... staff members were charming and helpful, adding to a thoroughly enjoyable and successful evening. Feedback from guests has confirmed that they enjoyed the whole occasion immensely. Thank you for your contribution to a memorable event’.

David & Grace Lindsay – from Abington – ‘first class Worth Every Penny!! Tops’.

Couston party ‘First Class as usual’.

Newlyweds Mr/s S McTaggart – ‘We had the most amazing wedding here at Balbirnie yesterday! The staff have been first class & we look forward to coming back... soon!’