Edinburgh Weddings

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Edinburgh is a truly special place to get married. In a city so beautiful, historic and enchanting, an Edinburgh wedding is the perfect way to begin a lifetime of love and happiness.

Why get married in Edinburgh?

Venues to suit every bride.

Whether you have your heart set on a medieval castle, an ornate cathedral or something a bit more modern, Edinburgh is full of unique spaces for a truly memorable ceremony and reception. Churches, clubhouses, galleries, museums, hotels, gardens and castles – Edinburgh has them all!

A beautiful backdrop in any season.

Fancy a winter wedding? No city looks better with a dusting of snow than beautiful Edinburgh. Of course, it also looks stunning in the rich reds and oranges of autumn. Or there’s always springtime, when bright yellow daffodils blanket the grassy hills underneath the Castle. As for the summer, Edinburgh’s festival season, that’s when the city is most in the mood for celebrating.

Not your average wedding destination.

If you’re planning your wedding abroad, Edinburgh is an intriguing alternative to the standard beach destination. Walking through its medieval Old Town, with its cosy pubs and cluttered bookshops, feels like stepping into the pages of a storybook. This quirky charm contrasts beautifully with the contemporary galleries, bars and shops of New Town. With its history, culture and breathtaking scenery, Edinburgh will find a different way to enthrall every person on your guest list.

Edinburgh wedding accommodation

Hillside-Crescent_140212_SMALL_016-h500pxWe invite you and your bridesmaids to stay in our gorgeous Hillside Townhouse (sleeps 18) on the eve of your wedding day. This spacious Georgian property is the perfect place to get ready the morning of your ceremony. It also a beautiful backdrop for your pre-wedding photos.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, our luxury apartments can also serve as ideal wedding accommodation for the rest of your guests.

Find out more about our Edinburgh wedding accommodation

Edinburgh wedding venues

Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle

The city’s most famous landmark, an absolute stunner, Edinburgh Castle is perhaps the closest you can get to a fairytale wedding venue.

Situated high above the city at the top of the historic Royal Mile, this 12th-century fortress contains three ceremony venues (including the wee St. Margaret’s Chapel) and three unique reception spaces.

Dynamic Earth

Situated at the edge of Holyrood Park, this children’s science museum is perfect for couples seeking a beautiful, modern wedding venue that guests are sure to remember.

You can choose the stylish ‘Biosphere’ reception room, with its stone walls and high ceilings, or the gorgeous ‘Ozone’ room with its breathtaking views of the Scottish Parliament and Salisbury Crags.

Edinburgh Royal Botanic GardensRoyal Botanic Garden

Ever considered tying the knot in an ‘outdoor cathedral of towering redwood trees’? That’s exactly what you can do at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden.

You can have your ceremony, reception or both at the Royal Botanics, which offers several wedding packages for all seasons. This venue also specialises in alfresco dining, including summer barbeques and hog roasts on the terrace.

The Caves

Nestled under South Bridge, this unique space in Old Town and UNESCO World Heritage Site is perhaps the most ‘quintessentially Edinburgh’ venue you could choose. Its medieval, cave-like rooms (hence the name) are perfect for a cosy, intimate and romantic wedding.

Rich in history, this venue once stored much of the city’s whisky and contains the former stables of the French Cavalry, who once served as the Royal Family’s bodyguards.

 

Edinburgh Zoo penguinsEdinburgh Zoo

Animal-loving couples can opt to host their nuptials in one of the city’s most-visited tourist attractions, the Edinburgh Zoo.

If the weather cooperates, you can enjoy panoramic views of Arthur’s Seat from the ‘African Plains’. In the rain and snow, the Zoo’s elegant Mansion House will provide the perfect shelter.

Best of all? Wedding packages include entry to the Zoo for all of your guests!

Edinburgh wedding suppliers

wedding cakeEdinburgh has a particularly creative and enthusiastic community of wedding specialists. If you’re getting married in Edinburgh, we’re happy to suggest local florists, makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers for your wedding.

Our list of local wedding suppliers also includes places for wedding cakes, dresses, kilts and bridal accessories. And, of course, bagpipers!

> View our directory of Edinburgh wedding suppliers

 

Exploring Edinburgh

Wondering what to do and see with your wedding guests before the big day? Consult our guides on how to ‘live like a local’ during your visit: