A romantic wedding venue
As gorgeously romantic wedding venues go, Edinburgh Castle would be difficult to beat. Steeped in tradition and history this beautiful set of old buildings is for the bridal couple who are romantics at heart. With its unique setting and panoramic views across the city of Edinburgh the castle is a perfect venue for that special day.
Queen Anne Room
Located in the heart of the castle, the Queen Anne Building is imminently suitable for afternoon ceremonies and evening receptions. Added to this facility is an adjoining indoor courtyard area which may serve as a space for pre or post-dinner drinks and canapés.
Its capacity might not lend itself to a huge wedding. Still 120 guest for a wedding ceremony and breakfast and 170 guests for a reception is doable for a more intimate gathering. A further bonus is that the venue is wheelchair accessible.
Types of ceremonies that may be performed are civil, religious and humanist. Good to be able to have a choice in the modern world of today where beliefs may be as varied as the cultures and traditions of the global community.
The venue may be hired for exclusive use and as a special bonus may include a private viewing of Scotland’s Crown Jewels.
St Margaret’s Chapel
A gorgeously maintained 12th century chapel is available for very small intimate wedding ceremonies. It is the oldest building not only in the castle but also in Edinburgh. Built by King David I as a private chapel for the royal family and named after his mother Margaret who dies in the castle in 1093.
The area outside the Chapel offers amazing panoramic views across the city and far beyond. Guests have the choice of enjoying drinks and snacks after the ceremony in the adjacent Argyle Tower. Limited space for 25 guests and wheelchair accessible. Religious type services only.
Bag Pipe Player
To top it all off do not forget the Scottish piper who will be on call to add that extra haunting mood to the proceedings. No Scottish wedding could be complete without this rather eccentric touch.