Scotland’s capital is certainly a beautiful place to get married. Whether you’d love to say ‘I do’ in a castle, hotel or historic building, there are plenty of amazing venues in Edinburgh to choose from
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Archerfield House is situated on the stunning East Lothian coastline, yet is only 30 minutes from Edinburgh. Archerfield’s country estate offers both the sumptuous stately home glamour of the 17th century Archerfield House and the cool contemporary vibe of The Waterfront pavilion.
So, whether you’re wanting a traditional fairytale celebration in exquisite surroundings, or a sleek blank canvas to make your own, Archerfield promises to be the luxury wedding venue you and your partner have been searching for.
MACDONALD HOUSTOUN HOUSE HOTEL
Dating back to the 1500s, Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel is a historic and beautiful venue in West Lothian which combines luxury and character.
Despite being just 40 minutes drive from Scotland’s capital, you can enjoy the secluded setting and peaceful ambiance of the hotel. Take in the 20 acres of gardens, open fireplaces, and 16th century tower house. Their Houstoun Suite caters for up to 180 guests, while the Tower Restaurant is perfect for more intimate weddings.
Your dedicated wedding co-ordinator and the wedding team are there to help with any of your needs and they’ll be happy to recommend a list of trusted suppliers.
BRAID HILLS HOTEL
Offering incredible views over Braidburn Valley Park and Edinburgh, Braid Hills Hotel is a historic landmark and beautiful venue.
With a central location and free parking, it’s a very accessible venue for your guests. And for anyone wanting to stay overnight, there are 71 bedrooms available.
The Victorian building includes gorgeous features such as distinctive corner towers, stained glass windows and original ceiling cornicing. There are plenty of spots for amazing photos, such as the beautiful elevated terraces and gardens around the building.
Braid Hills Hotel can host religious, humanist and civil ceremonies within their suites or on their spacious decking, when the Scottish weather allows.
Tying the knot and planning your special day has never been easier than at Norton House Hotel & Spa!
Here, classic and contemporary seamlessly blend together to create the ultimate backdrop for the perfect wedding. You can make the occasion unforgettable by exchanging your vows in the Garden Suite, with its inviting natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows, or say ‘I do’ in the elegance of the Usher Suite.
Let this idyllic Scottish country house venue transport you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and make your once-in-a-lifetime day the start of your happily ever after.
THE OLD DR BELLS’ BATHS
You’ll find The Old Dr Bells Baths in the heart of Leith. Couples planning to tie the knot here have creative freedom when it comes to decorating this blank canvas venue. Within the venue there’s space for 120 ceremony guests and 150 evening guests.
This hidden gem is also steeped in history and is a listed building. It was originally home to the old Leith Victoria swimming pool, and still has many original period features and ornate Victorian architecture. Now, the restored site is a multi-purpose venue which has been refurbished with modern luxury in mind.
Rosebery Venues‘ collection of prestigious exclusive-use properties includes the spectacular 13th-Century Barnbougle Castle, the charming Rosebery Steading and the exquisite late-Georgian country mansion, Rosebery House.
Their breathtaking locations have everything you could want and more, plus they are exclusively yours. Each distinguished venue offers a blend of rich history and Scottish heritage within an outstanding location. Across all venues, historical details have been married with state-of-the-art technology and lighting to help you make a lasting impression.
Tucked off of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Riddle’s Court is a beautiful and historic venue that transports you away from the bustle of the city centre. With romantic courtyards, working fireplaces, captivating painted ceilings, and wood-panelled rooms, you can take in its 500-year-old history.
This unique venue is the perfect space for intimate weddings and parties of up to 80 people, and they also cater to elopements.
You’ll have an amazing backdrop for photos on their beautiful external staircase, historic window booths and other romantic spots around the venue. Plus, Edinburgh’s Old Town is right on the doorstep for even more photo opportunities.
Restoration Yard is the quintessential space for a dream wedding. Nestled in the heart of Dalkeith Country Park, just outside Edinburgh, the historic Orangerie and Tuscan inspired courtyard provide the perfect backdrop for a truly unique wedding.
Restoration Yard truly is one of a kind, where couples can create an entirely bespoke wedding tailored to their wishes. From the drinks served at the reception to the food and decor, couples decide exactly what want and the Restoration Yard team make it happen.
A wonderful wedding co-ordinator will be with you every step of the way ~ making Restoration Yard more than just a venue, it’s a lovely support system for brides and grooms looking for the perfect wedding.
Purpose-built Broxmouth Courtyard combines elegant finishes and rustic charm. This East Lothian venue is full of character and original features from Broxmouth Park Estate’s stable buildings.
The venue has its own ceremony hall, wedding gallery, relaxed lounge area and bar, and dining hall. Wedding bookings include on-site catering with a private chef team.
The couple can create a calm setting for their wedding morning in the separate bridal suite and groom’s dressing room. There’s even a prosecco or beer dispenser available for the suites!
Overnight accommodation is available for guests in the converted cottages as well as the wider estate for two-night wedding stays.
VIRGIN HOTELS EDINBURGH
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Since introducing Virgin Hotels and Greyfriars Hall to Edinburgh in 2022, Virgin Hotels are bringing a new lease of life to the former Cowgatehead Church, its new weddings and events space.
This converted church has an incredible gothic vaulted ceiling from which hangs the world’s first 3D printed, bio plastic chandelier and has lighting that can be changed to match colour schemes and set the mood.
If you are looking for a wedding venue that marries traditional ecclesiastical architecture with a contemporary flair and luxury accommodation, then this is it.
EDINBURGH CITY CHAMBERS
Located on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, the Edinburgh City Chambers commands a beautiful view of the city’s skyline, providing an enchanting backdrop to any wedding or event.
This venue can accommodate your wedding ceremony, welcome drinks, and evening reception. With different rooms available and their own fantastic internal hospitality team, you will have an unforgettable experience.
Just get in touch with one of the wedding coordinators who will be delighted to help you create the day of your dreams.
OROCCO PIER HOTEL
Located close to Edinburgh in the quaint town of South Queensferry, Orocco Pier has been transformed into a beautiful and stylish boutique hotel. With 17 dreamy bedrooms and a newly refurbished event space.
Fuchsia, their exclusive event area, has breathtaking views of the Forth Bridge, enhanced by floor to ceiling windows and a private deck that leads directly onto the beach. The space boasts a new lime wash oak bar, wall panelling and soft romantic lighting.
It really is perfect venue for any special occasion. The room holds a maximum of 100 guests seated for a wedding breakfast with extra in the evening.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF EDINBURGH
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Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is a beautiful place to tie the knot.
This elegant venue provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate in style, and couples planning on marrying in this prestigious venue are spoilt for choice for spaces. You can have exclusive use of the atmospheric New Library, Georgian styled Cullen Suite and the captivating Great Hall.
Religious, humanist and civil ceremonies can take place here, as well as your drinks reception and wedding breakfast. On the big day, your dedicated celebration coordinators are there to guide you through and ensure everything is perfect.
The oldest and arguably most iconic building in the capital, Edinburgh Castle can be yours for the day! With space for up to 120 guests or smaller intimate celebrations available.
The Granary can host up to 65 day guests and 80 evening guests in their Jig Room. Plus. your wedding party can relax and enjoy a drink in their mezzanine level.
LE MONDE HOTEL
With several event spaces available to hire, Le Monde Hotel offers relaxed glamour in the heart of Edinburgh.
MANSION HOUSE AT EDINBURGH ZOO
A less traditional venue for the young at heart, Mansion House is set in the grounds of Edinburgh Zoo. They have a range of rooms to choose from for up to 100 guests.
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Ghillie Dhu is a unique venue full of character and stunning features located in the heart of Edinburgh. They also offer hire of beautiful private garden just steps away from the event space.
With curved walls, portholes, deck space and 22 luxurious guest cabins, stepping aboard Fingal provides a unique and fun backdrop for the most romantic day of your life.
WALDORF ASTORIA EDINBURGH
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Overlooking the magical Edinburgh castle, charming hotel and former Victorian railway station Waldorf Astoria offers beautiful event spaces and warm Scottish hospitality.
Dubbed Edinburgh’s ‘Sistine Chapel’, Mansfield Traquair is an exclusive use venue located in the heart of the city, featuring mural-adorned walls and cascading fairy lights.
The Hub, perched at the top of the Royal Mile, is an arts and events building, combining contemporary interiors with classic Victorian architecture for a truly unique venue.
Leith Arches is one of the newest and most up-and-coming venues in the area. It can be hired as a blank canvas venue or they can take care of everything for you.
THE BISCUIT FACTORY
Originally Crawford’s Biscuits in 1947, The Biscuit Factory is now a unique event space that can be used for a variety of celebrations including weddings.
KIMPTON CHARLOTTE SQUARE
With a classical Georgian exterior, a glass-topped central courtyard and private access to Charlotte Square Gardens, Kimpton Charlotte Square is a beautiful place to get married.
THE BALMORAL HOTEL
The Balmoral Hotel is a regal venue which can accommodate weddings large and small. There’s no shortage of space for photos, including exclusive access to the rooftop.
Located in South Queensferry, Dundas Castle has some unique spaces including the Auld Keep and magnificent Great Hall, which has a vaulted ceiling and original brickwork.
The Rowantree is part of Unusual Venues Edinburgh, and is a historic tavern which was visited by the likes of Robert Burns! This cosy venue is located in the heart of Old Town.
Another part of Unusual Venues Edinburgh is The Caves. This unique venue is a subterranean hideaway in Edinburgh’s Old Town and can host up to 150 daytime guests.
With a Georgian reception room and vaulted cellars, Marlin’s Wynd is a unique wedding venue. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the space is steeped in centuries of history.