The Top 10 Wedding Venues In Edinburgh

Top 10 Wedding Venues in Edinburgh



With over 3,000 weddings in Edinburgh last year alone, we have listed the top 10 wedding venues in Edinburgh.  So where are the best venues to get married in this beautiful historical city?



10. Prestonfield Hotel


The Prestonfield Hotel is Scotland’s ultimate romantic wedding venue.  With acres of lush camera – ready parkland surrounding Scotland’s most glamorous and romantic hotel, it’s no surprise that Prestonfield has been named the most Romantic Hotel in all of Scotland!  Prestonfield has a collection of locations to suit weddings of any size, from an intimate wedding in an historic private room, to larger weddings in the spectacular circular Stables.






9. Royal Scots Club


The Royal Scots Club is an acquired taste as a wedding venue.  However if you’ve got a smaller group of guests and want a cosy, traditionally Scottish Wedding, then this is the choice for you!  Located on one of the capitals finest Georgian streets, the club is perfect to relish the culture and character of Scotland’s Capital.



8. Norton House Hotel & Spa


Built in 1840, Norton House Hotel & Spa is an elegant blend of classic and contemporary.  Thanks to its experienced wedding co-ordinators, Norton House Hotel has also garnered a reputation as one of Scotland’s leading wedding destinations.  From the moment you get in touch, the team can help take care of all the details, from cars to caviar, flowers to photographs.  They’re a safe pair of hands to assist with planning your special day!



It’s wedding packages are tailor-made to fit in with how you want your big day to run. Hold a wedding ceremony on the lawn, sip champagne and take photos in the grounds before dining in the Ballroom or Garden Suite set within its own Walled Garden.



7. Dunstane Hotel


The beautiful Victorian buildings and boutique charm is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding.  Designed to suit your every need, The Dunstane wedding packages include picturesque wedding ceremonies, luxurious accommodation for you and your guests in the boutique Edinburgh hotels, as well as a delicious menu for your wedding dinner.



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6. Royal Botanic Garden


The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is one of the most unique wedding experiences on our list and one of the most special you can have in Scotland. From April to September we can hold outdoor ceremonies in our wedding grove under the towering Californian Redwood trees.   They also have several event spaces in the Gardens suitable for your wedding from the Victorian built Caledonian Hall with views over the rock garden and waterfall to the modern John Hope Gateway.  Truly a spectacular setting for your special day!



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5. The Caves

Speaking of the spectacular and the unusual, The Caves in Edinburgh is perhaps the most unique wedding venue in the whole of Scotland. One of our personal favourites on this list, The Caves is a truly unique venue that makes up the sub – structure of the 18th Century South Bridge. There is no venue more Edinburgh than the Caves, or more Scottish, if you consider there was once so much whisky stored here that it became known as “Whisky Row”.



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4. Mansfield Traquair


Mansfield Traquair is an absolutely spectacular venue, the chapel itself really does look like it is out of a movie and a place where dreams really do come true. Located in the heart of the city and lovingly restored to create a versatile space which combines stunning, historic architecture with state-of-the-art lighting and specification.



3. Dalhousie Castle


There really is nothing more Scottish than the incredible castles that occupy the capital!  This spectacular venue, Set in wooded parkland, this upscale hotel occupies a castle dating to the 13th century.  This enchanting 13th century castle is set within a beautiful estate of forest and parkland, just on the outskirts of Edinburgh.



Major restoration has transformed the interior of this historic venue to host individually styled bedrooms, award winning restaurants, and an Aqueous Spa, all in keeping with its original history and charm.  Outdoors you can enjoy breath-taking surrounding, with our bridge over the South Esk River, garden walks and the onsite falconry.  Dalhousie Castle provides a truly idyllic setting for a wedding and honeymoon & is available for exclusive or private hire.  From the moment you arrive, a warm wholehearted Scottish welcome awaits you, to ensure yourself & your guests instantly feel at home.  One of the most beautiful castles in the whole of Scotland.



2. Edinburgh Castle


If you can’t tell already, we have a particularly soft spot for castles, and if you’re like us, then this venue is the ultimate choice for you!  Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock.



Say ‘I do’ in Scotland’s most famous landmark – the mighty Edinburgh Castle.



Celebrate your wedding ceremony and reception in an unforgettable setting.  From the intimate surroundings of St Margaret’s Chapel to the grandeur of the Queen Anne Room, Edinburgh Castle has everything you need to make your big day a big success!



A wedding at Edinburgh Castle is the ultimate in romance – combining a unique historical setting with fabulous views across the city.



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1. Melville Castle


Set in an idyllic country estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Melville Castle is an unique and enchanting location for weddings receptions and civil partnerships.



The castle has played host to weddings of all shapes and sizes from the grandest of society weddings to smaller and more intimate affairs.  We want to ensure that every moment of your special day is a memorable one, that’s why we are here to assist with every detail.



Dating back to 1786, Melville Castle is an immaculately restored castellated mansion with interiors that fuse a modern eclecticism with a classical sensibility together with stunning views that offer the most beautiful backdrop for photographs.



Nestled within 54 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland on the banks of the river Esk, Melville Castle is also home to an excellent Brasserie restaurant where wedding guests can enjoy an extensive range of menus created by our team of chefs using the finest, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. The opulent State Rooms provide the perfect setting for arrival drinks, canapés and Champagne receptions. The castle is also licensed for civil ceremonies making Melville the perfect place to say ‘I do’ before dancing into the evening then sinking into the sumptuous comfort of our beautifully furnished rooms and suites.



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If the top 10 venues wasnt enough, here is The Jiggers Wedding Band list of the top 100 wedding venues in Scotland –

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