Top 10 Fairytale Wedding Venues in Edinburgh

There are so many decisions to make when planning a wedding and one of the most important is the right venue. This is obviously easier said than done, so we’ve compiled a list of our top ten Edinburgh wedding venues to help you make the right decision for you.

 

Signet Library

Edinburgh Wedding Venue Edinburgh Luxury Wedding Venue EdinburghHidden in plain view on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, The Signet Library has two exquisite spaces for celebrations allowing the ceremony and the wedding reception to take place under one roof.

The lofty pillared elegance and long sweep of the Lower Library make it ideal for the wedding ceremony itself, whilst the upper library, reached by a stunning staircase, offers an dazzlingly sophisticated venue for a wedding breakfast and dancing for up to 220 guests.

Both libraries have a gallery, which is ideal for a small orchestra during the wedding breakfast and the clever use of lighting to create a truly magical atmosphere.

Contact Details

The Signet Library
Parliament Square
Edinburgh
EH1 1RF

Telephone +44 (0)131 225 0651
Website The Signet Library

 

Winton Castle

Luxury Edinburgh Wedding Venue EdinburghHalf an hour’s drive outside the city centre, Winton Castle, steeped in history, combines the fairy tale elegance of a castle location with the warmth of a family-owned home.

Being set in its own grounds means Winton Castle can offer options not always available to other venues, ranging from a sophisticated outdoor champagne reception to a fully catered barbeque, as well a traditional wedding breakfast in the main house or an on-site marquee.

Winton House has accommodation for up to 16 guests and a further 26 in the luxury self-catering farmhouses.

Winton Castle has a motto of Intimacy on a Grand Scale and we have to say that it sets its own high standards and goes beyond them.

Contact Details

Winton Castle
Pencaitland
East Lothian
EH34 5AT

Telephone + 44 (01875) 340222
Website Winton House

 

Gilmerton House

Luxury Edinburgh Wedding Venue Edinburgh LuxuryThis secluded country house strikes a wonderful balance between traditional and modern, with exceptionally manicured gardens and an impressive façade in a tranquil setting.

The function rooms in the mansion range from the cosy and inviting drawing rooms and wonderfully snug library to the relaxed splendour of the dining room and the magnificent wood paneled rococo style music room.

The beautifully tended gardens and patio areas make an ideal setting for a sunset champagne reception and offer a wonderful backdrop for bridal photographs at any time of year.

There’s a choice of ten luxurious recently modernised double bedrooms for bridal and guest accommodation.

Contact Details

Gilmerton House
Athelstaneford
North Berwick
East Lothian
EH36 5LQ

Telephone + 44 (01620) 880342
Website Gilmerton House

 

Royal College of Physicians

Luxury Edinburgh Wedding Venue Edinburgh Luxury EdinburghThe Royal College of Physicians is something of a hidden gem, albeit on the city centre’s Queen Street, making it easy to reach from any of the city’s transport hubs.

The majestic atmosphere of The Royal College of Physicians is set as soon as you arrive in the entrance hall, which features a highly decorative staircase leading to the Great Hall and beyond.

The handsome wood paneled New Library is the perfect setting for a stylish wedding ceremony, before moving through to the ornate Cullen Suite for an elegant wedding breakfast for up to 40 or the pillared grandeur of the stately Great Hall.

In addition to the indoor areas, a fine day gives the opportunity for fabulously romantic photographs taken in either Queens Street Gardens or the venue’s own private garden.

Contact Details

Royal College of Physicians
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Telephone +44 (0131) 225 7324
Website Royal College of Physicians

 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Luxury Edinburgh Wedding Venue Edinburgh LuxurySet in 70 acres of stunning gardens in the city centre, The Royal Botanic Garden has function suites accommodating up to 250 people for a seated meal and offers the unique opportunity of a ceremony under the soaring Californian Redwood trees.

The Victorian Caledonian Hall, with views over the rock garden and waterfall, is an elegant setting for any part of a wedding, with a capacity of 100 for dinner or 120 for a drinks reception.

The Terrace Café, with views across the Edinburgh skyline, is ideal for a more intimate celebration and its own patio area creates the perfect setting for a sophisticated soiree under the evening stars.

Contact Details

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Place
Edinburgh
EH3 5NZ

Telephone +44 (0131) 552 1974
Website Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

Dundas Castle

Luxury Edinburgh Wedding Venue Luxury EdinburghDundas Castle strikes a wonderful balance between grandeur and warmth, with a cosy library and a wood paneled dining room inside the Castle itself, all surrounding by acres of lush parkland.

But the main building is not all the Castle has to offer. Having climbed the twisted stone staircase of the 600 year old keep, The Great Hall, with its vaulted ceiling and minstrel’s gallery sparkles with fairytale magic for ceremonies of up to 110 people.

The venue also boasts a vast permanent marquee where up to 200 guests can be wined and dined before dancing the night away in celebration.

Dundas Castle has seventeen bedrooms to accommodate the bridal party in the Castle itself and and guests, as well as a romantic boathouse.

Contact Details

Dundas Castle
South Queensferry
Edinburgh
EH30 9SP

Telephone: +44 (0) 131 319 2039
Website Dundas Castle

 

Mansfield Traquair

Luxury Edinburgh Wedding Venue Edinburgh Luxury Wedding VenueKnown as Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel, this former Catholic church has been restored to create an opulent wedding venue with the flexibility that easily transforms it from the traditional to the contemporary, quite literally at the flick of a switch.

The breath taking architecture of the vaulted nave is nothing short of ethereal when decorated for a wedding ceremony, before guests are invited into the secluded grounds, which can host a marquee for a drinks reception of up to 300 whilst the super efficient staff make full use of the state of the art lighting and audio systems as they redress the nave for evening celebrations. The venue is centrally located, with access to hotels and guest houses in the surrounding area.

Contact Details

Mansfield Traquair
15 Mansfield Place
Edinburgh
EH3 6BB

Telephone +44 (0)131 474 8013
Website Mansfield Traquair

 

The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel, at the east end of Princes Street, has a choice of eight elegant rooms in which to hold your wedding ceremony or reception.

The choice of suites make the hotel suitable for either an intimate or grand celebration or a transition from one to the other within the same building and, of course, there’s plenty of room for guest accommodation in the hotel itself as well as others in the immediate area.

Many of the suites have stunning views across the city, which create a wonderful background for wedding photographs, but for a truly unforgettable image the wedding party can have access to the roof of this famous building.

Contact Details

The Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2EQ

Telephone +44 (0131) 622 8808
Website The Balmoral Hotel

 

Kirknewton House Stables

Luxury Edinburgh Wedding Venue Edinburgh Luxury Wedding VenueThe chic simplicity of the timbered ceilings and stone walls of Kirknewton Stables, set in the grounds of Kirknewton Estate, offer carte blanche to paint your own unique canvass.

The building holds up to 110 for a wedding ceremony and the addition of a marquee in the adjoining courtyard creates a separate setting for a wedding reception if needed.

For a celebration with a more natural and outdoor theme, the large glass doors of the stables open onto a tree lined avenue in the centre of a lawned garden, which can host the ceremony itself or evening celebrations during fine weather.

Contact Details

Kirknewton House Stables
Kirknewton
Midlothian
EH27 8DA

Telephone +44 (01506) 881235
Website Kirknewton House Stables

 

The Hub

Edinburgh Luxury Wedding Venue Edinburgh Dominating the skyline of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, this Grade A listed venue has cleverly combined Victorian architecture with contemporary design to spectacular effect.

The soaring timber framed ceilings of the wood paneled Dunard Library create a tranquil atmosphere lending a feeling of serenity to a wedding ceremony for up to 70 guests.

The resplendent galleried Main Hall, with its surrounding gallery and pulpit is elegant and charming when formally set, yet transforms to become vibrant and contemporary for evening celebrations and, unusually, the entire floor is sprung making it ideal for dancing.

Contact Details

The Hub
Castlehill
Edinburgh
EH1 2NE

Tel +44 (0131) 473 2015
Website The Hub

 

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