The Rivers Suite at Craiglockhart offers smart new wedding package

You can thank Harry Potter for our obsession with more academic wedding venues, and the latest on our wishlist is based within Edinburgh Napier University’s city-wide campus. The Rivers Suite at Craiglockhart was originally a castle (Hogwarts, eat your heart out), and comprises three rooms, a chapel and space for up to 150 guests. This year, the venue is launching a new £5,000 package for 60 day guests.

Cementing its bargain status is the never-ending story of what’s included in the deal: exclusive use of the Rivers Suite and the surrounding gardens for photography (the Craiglockhart lands date back to the 13th century and the front lawns look towards Edinburgh Castle – how’s that for a historic backdrop?), a selection of tasty canapés on arrival, a three course wedding breakfast prepared in house (featuring petit fours!), wine for toasts and the meal, your own wedding coordinator and master of ceremonies at your disposal and a wedding cake, in a choice of designs and flavours *breathes*.

And if you’re struggling to narrow it down to just 60 guests, you can add anyone on for £70 per day and £10 per evening. Hint hint.