Prince Charles used to live like a throne heir, his stately home in Scotland is soon to be refurbished, Daily Record reports. Queen’s son intends to build a luxury wedding venue at his Scottish home.
Prince Charles has revealed the plans to build a luxury wedding venue in the grounds of his Scottish stately home, which is the state-of-the-art facility is to be built at Dumfries House near Cumnock in Ayrshire to provide high-end wedding packages, which will cater for up to 200 guests.
Traditionally, all weddings are held at the estate in a marquee which has been erected next to the main house, however, the tent is thought to detract from the character of the A-listed building. That wonderful building Prince Charles helped save for the nation, and the new venue will be built in surrounding woodland, according to heir’s architectural plans. The eldest Queen’s son helped arrange a £45 million deal to buy Dumfries House and its collection of Chippendale furniture.
Princes of Wales as well as led a consortium of charities and the Scottish Government to make the purchase in 2007, with his own charitable foundation contributing £20million. Such an amount will be extremely helpful because the new plans have been lodged with East Ayrshire Council by The Prince’s Foundation and a decision is expected to be made next month.
Some architectural details of Prince’s luxury wedding venue
Prince Charles’ spokesperson has released a design statement, which reads:
“Event hosting is vitally important to the survival of all that goes on within Dumfries House Estate and farther afield.
“Income generated by wedding and corporate event hosting is essential to the day to day running of the Estate and the wide range of educational programmes that run throughout the year.”
According to the general plan, a primary function of the new pavilion is to provide a venue for weddings, whose reception and banqueting spaces will accommodate up to 200 guests. The external space — the garden– is an extension of the interior and provides a private area for guests to spill out onto.
“As viewed from inside, the gardens provide an ornamental outlook, with the backdrop of the mature woodland beyond,”
reads a statement od Prince Charles’ press pool. Queen’s eldest son recently merged four of his charities focusing on culture, heritage, built environment and community education into one foundation based at Dumfries House.