Where We Began
We met in July 2019 and engaged by March 2020 just as the Covid 19 Pandemic hit. Lockdown pushed us together, with Conor & Stella quickly moving to Carnoustie to live. We are happy to say that lockdown only brought us closer. Now finally, with all our friends and family we can say 'I do' and spend the rest of our lives together as husband and wife.
Forbes of Kingennie, Country Resort Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland, DD5 3RD – our wedding venue.
We have reserved a number of self-catering lodges and shepherd huts on site at Forbes of Kingennie for our guests coming from near and far to celebrate with us. All of the accommodation is set amidst woodland or waterside area, a short walk away from the main venue.
Accommodation varies between 2-10 guests with a minimum 3 day stay.
Please visit https://www.forbesofkingennie.co.uk for further information. To book accommodation or for enquiries, please telephone Forbes of Kingennie, Country Resort directly on 0044 (0)1382 350 777. All available lodges for the weekend are under Conor’s name so please reference Conor Corcoran and the wedding date – 5th August 2023.
Alternative Accommodation Nearby:
Premier Inn, Dundee (Monifieth) Hotel, Ethiebeaton Park, Arbroath Road, Monifieth, DD5 4HB
Just 5 minutes drive from Forbes of Kingennie, Country Resort; it is 15 minutes from Dundee, and 10 minutes from Carnoustie. This hotel offers free parking, breakfast, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi.
To view rates, availability and amenities, please visit: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/scotland/tayside/dundee/dundee-monifieth.html?cid=GLBC_DUNMON
or telephone: 0044 (0)333 777 4655
Premier Inn, Dundee East Hotel, 15-117 Lawers Drive, Panmurefield Village, DD5 3UP
Just 5 minutes drive from Forbes of Kingennie, Country Resort; it is 10 minutes from Dundee, and 15 minutes from Carnoustie. This hotel offers free parking, breakfast, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi.
or telephone: 0044 (0)333 777 4655
Carnoustie Golf Hotel, Links Parade, Carnoustie, DD7 7JE.
Just 15 minutes drive from Forbes of Kingennie, Country Resort and 25 minutes from Dundee.
https://bespokehotels.com/carnoustiegolfhotel or telephone: 0044 (0)1241 411999
The Fort Hotel, 54-60 Fort St, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2AB
please visit: https://fort-hotel.com/
or telephone: 0044 (0)1382 737 999
Malmaison Dundee, 44 Whitehall Cres, Dundee, DD1 4AY
https://www.malmaison.com/locations/dundee or telephone 0044 (0)1382 339 715
Hampton by Hilton Dundee City Centre,1 Argyllgait, Dundee, DD1 1PZ
or telephone 0044 (0)1382 725 200
Apex City Quay Hotel Dundee, 1 W Victoria Dock Rd, Dundee, DD1 3JP
https://www.apexhotels.co.uk or telephone 0044 (0)1382 204 404
Premier Inn Dundee Centre Hotel, Discovery Quay, Riverside Dr, Dundee, DD1 4XA
or telephone: 0044 (0)333 777 4655
Sleeperz, 2 South Union St, Dundee, DD1 4BF
https://www.sleeperz.com/sleeperz-dundee/ or telephone 0044 (0)1382 725 888
Travelodge Dundee Central, 152-158 West Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1NJ
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/301/Dundee-Central-hotel or telephone 0044 (0)8719 846301
Alternative local accommodation is available on the Air BnB website: https://www.airbnb.co.uk
Directions to Forbes of Kingennie
Getting to Dundee
From Aberdeen - Take the A90 south from Aberdeen
From Edinburgh - Take the M90 north from Edinburgh. At Perth take the A90 to Dundee.
From Glasgow - Take the A80 north, then follow the M876 to Kincardine. After crossing the Kincardine Bridge take the A977 north to Kinross. At Kinross, join the M90 going north to Perth. From there take the A90 to Dundee.
Dundee is served by a mainline railway station on the main East Coast of Scotland line which runs regular daily express services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Trains are also available from Glasgow via Perth.
Nearest airports is Edinburgh Airport- 100 km, 60 minutes, Glasgow Airport- 160 km, 2 hours, Aberdeen Airport – 104 km, 65 minutes
Getting there from Dundee
Follow the A92 Dundee - Arbroath road for approximately three miles and turn off at the signposted ‘Kingennie and Wellbank’ junction, just prior to the Dobbies Garden Centre. Forbes of Kingennie is signposted once you are off the A92, located approximately three miles before the village of Wellbank.
Alternatively, take the B962 turning off the A92 Dundee - Arbroath road. Before you reach Newbigging turn left onto the B961. Forbes of Kingennie is signposted from approximately two miles along this road.
Travel & Transport Route Planners
Plan any public transport journey within Scotland and from Scotland to main points in the UK with Traveline Scotland website:
Local Taxi Companies:
Links Cabs Carnoustie: 0044 (0)1241 853853
Barrs Cabs Carnoustie: 0044 (0)1241 853 000
Monifieth Premier Taxis: 0044 (0)1382 530530
Monifieth Cabs: 0044 (0)1382 534444
Dundee and Monifieth Taxis: 0044 (0)1382 535353
Dundee City Taxis: 0044 (0)1382 204060
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
We welcome your children to stay and enjoy the lodges and grounds at Forbes of Kingennie. However, the wedding itself is an adult only day.
We have onsite registered childcare options should you wish to book.
Childminder: Amy Falconer
Tel: 0044 (0)7720647994
Register No. CS2005099317
ON THE DAY
Our wedding Ceremony and Reception will both be held at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, Kingennie, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland, DD5 3RD.
13:00 – Day guests - arrival drinks in the Inglesmaldie Suite
13:45 – Day guests to be seated in the Buddon Burn Suite
14:00 - Ceremony in the Buddon Burn Suite
14:30 - Drinks reception
16:00 – Wedding breakfast in the Inglesmaldie Suite
19:30 - Evening guests arrive
20:00 – Cake and Dancing
00:00 – Evening comes to a close
WEDDING BREAKFAST MENU
When you RSVP, you will have the opportunity to select your wedding breakfast menu but we thought adding the menu here too would be helpful.
Arbroath Smoked Salmon A duo of hot and cold smoked salmon with cucumber, baby capers and lemon
Hock Terrine Smoked ham hock with chopped chives, served with crisp crostinis and fruit chutney
Roast Supreme of Chicken filled with Haggis With a Drambuie Sauce
Kingennie Steak and Ale Pie Topped with butter puff pastry
Kingennie Cheesecake Strawberry and White Chocolate
Assiette of Kingennie Desserts Sticky toffee pudding, chocolate brownie and lemon meringue pie, served with vanilla ice cream
Vegetarian Starter Options:
Kingennie Garden Salad With pickled beetroot, shaved fennel, broad beans, spinach and shaved heritage carrot
Grilled Goats Cheese with a Beetroot Carpaccio With candied walnuts and a balsamic glaze
Vegetarian Main Options:
Goats Cheese and Forbes Pea Risotto Cake (V) With ratatouille and pesto dressing
Spiced Couscous in a Roast Pepper (V) With a cherry tomato coulis
A grazing table and canapes will be served at the drinks reception around 2.30pm, in addition to an evening buffet around 9pm.
You are already giving us the greatest gift by joining us to celebrate our wedding day. We really couldn't ask for any more from you. But, should you wish to give us a gift as well, a monetary contribution to put towards our honeymoon would be greatly appreciated.
Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort has a range of activities on site including golf, fishing, and gentle walks around the water and woodland. Forbes of Kingennie also has on-site leisure activities for kids, including a maze, children’s playpark, and putting green.
The Scullery Restaurant offers a warm sit down dinner full of Scottish fare. It's laid-back and light-filled during the day, then cosy and intimate by night.
Cairn O' Mount Bar offers down-to-earth drinks and dining with Sky TV and BT Sports entertainment along with Wi-Fi access.
The Wee Tea Room is a spot to enjoy a comfy seat, paired with a coffee and a natter. If you’re feeling peckish then you can scoff one of our delicious, freshly made cakes.
For al fresco dining, you can sit at The Waterside where you can soak up the fresh countryside air and take in the incredible views.
The area of Angus is a superb location for Highland and east coast touring, for example, the stunning Angus Glens, imposing castles and amazing wildlife. Perthshire is less than an hour away providing a wealth of outdoor activities and leisure facilities, including some of the best walking, golf, fishing, boating, water sports and riding anywhere in Scotland. There are many places of historical and archaeological interest to visit. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen are all approximately 2 hours away, with the city of Dundee being just 6 miles away.
A small coastal town on the north shore of the Firth of Tay, just a few miles east of Broughty Ferry. It has a Tesco supermarket, a few shops and pubs. This town is the closest location to our wedding venue.
A small town on the Angus coast between Dundee and Arbroath, famed for its championship golf course. It is home to Conor, Jen and Stella. Jen was born and raised in Carnoustie, her mother Irene and niece Nicole also live there. There are lovely coastal and golf course walks, bars, restaurants, shops, hair salons and a small Co-op supermarket. It has good transport links with a railway station and frequent bus service to and from Dundee.
To eat - we recommend the Ganges Restaurant for Indian Cuisine (Golf Street) and the Rookery for traditional Scottish food overlooking the Championship Golf Course (Carnoustie Golf Links).
Broughty Ferry, Dundee
A lovely seaside location, with many shops, bars, cafes, hair salons and a small M&S Supermarket. It has a beautiful beach and coastal line that leads to Broughty Ferry Castle and with views over the River Tay, looking onto Fife. It has good transport links, with a railway station and frequent bus service.
To eat - we recommend Sol Y Sombre for Spanish Tapas, Collistons, Forgans, or The Tayberry for traditional Scottish food.
Scotland's hottest (or at least sunniest!) city, is awash with science, historic ships and museums (V&A), plenty of culture with theatres, arts centres, cafes, bars and shopping centres. Walking routes along the Tay Estuary is a must.
To eat - we recommend heading up the Perth Road (Dundee's West End). Pop into The DCA, Don Michele's, or Mas. In town, try Tahini, The Wine Press, or Rancho Pancho's.
All can be found on Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g186518-Dundee_Scotland.html