Wedding Reception Venues in Edinburgh
There are so many wedding reception venues in Edinburgh that we have chosen those that combine uniqueness with the best in Scottish hospitality. Options include Scottish castles, country house wedding receptions, luxurious private members club venues, an outdoor reception or choose to go gloriously Gothic. Here are our suggestions for your ‘Big Day’ reception:
Scottish castle wedding venues
Built in 1818, Dundas Castle is set deep in the heart of some of Scotland’s most spectacular countryside, but is only 8 miles from Edinburgh city centre. Privately owned, Dundas Castle can be booked for exclusive use. With elegant reception rooms, a library and croquet rooms with floor to ceiling windows and a fifteenth century Auld Keep and a pavilion marquee and drinks patio, you can have a wedding reception with an historic atmosphere and great views.
Scotland’s most famous landmark is located on Castle Rock with unrivalled views over the City of Edinburgh. The Queen Anne Building provides a flexible venue for banqueting. The Jacobite Room offers a contemporary setting with magnificent views over Princes Street. For larger groups of up to 800 people, the whole Castle can be hired for a reception. Alternatively, the private terrace which overlooks the Royal Mile lends itself particularly to summer champagne receptions.
Winton Castle is an inspiring, exclusive use, wedding venue twenty minutes from Edinburgh. A gem from the Scottish Renaissance with intricate plaster ceilings and unique carved, twisted chimneys, its five inter-connecting reception rooms can work well for wedding receptions.
Outdoor wedding venues
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Set over 70 acres the Royal Botanic Garden embraces a mix of Victorian and modern first class facilities spread across the world’s second oldest botanical garden. With 4 unique event spaces across the site the Botanic Garden has capacity for up to 250 people for a seated dinner or 350 for a reception with access to the decking during the summer months.
Country house wedding venues
Gilmerton house, 22 miles from Edinburgh, is a listed Georgian mansion set in one thousand acres. This 5 star stunning private country house is available for exclusive use, offering 10 rooms, a choice of 4 luxuriously appointed reception rooms, a marquee site within exquisite gardens and a selection of caterers.
Set in over 150 acres of rolling parkland and only twelve miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Hopetoun is an incomparable setting for your wedding reception. They offer the versatility and flexibility you would expect from a leading events venue and, together with award winning in-house caterers, provide the perfect venue for your wedding reception.
Small, elegant wedding breakfasts can be held in the stunning red drawing room or state dining room while wedding receptions with dancing for up to 270 guests can be staged in the fabulous ballroom resplendent with chandeliers and seventeenth century tapestries. For the ultimate wedding reception consider a seated dinner for 2000 in a marquee on the manicured lawns.
Luxurious private club wedding venues
Royal College Of Physicians
The College is licensed for civil weddings and religious ceremonies. Wedding parties enjoy exclusive use of the historic rooms on the day of the wedding. For evening entertainment, the Great Hall benefits from a large dance floor.
The Signet library
The Signet Library is Edinburgh’s best kept secret, steeped in history and housed in an impressive building. As well as a working law library, the venue caters for formal wedding receptions or more intimate wedding breakfasts, delivering excellent experiences within this versatile and flexible venue.
Gloriously Gothic wedding venues
The historic listed building is renowned for its integration of contemporary design with classical Victorian architecture, creating one of Edinburgh’s most dramatic venues. Whether you are organising a wedding reception for 40 or 400 the Hub’s versatile yet stylish facilities will provide the perfect setting.
Mansfield Traquair is unique. From the grand Neo-Romanesque architecture, to the truly exquisite murals of Phoebe Anna Traquair that adorn the interior walls, this is a versatile and flexible venue.
Events here are spectacular from the very second you enter through the magnificent doors. Mansfield Traquair is an inspiring choice for your wedding reception.