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COVID-19 update

We are continuing to review our events offer in line with Scottish Government guidance throughout the COVID 19 pandemic and will update the details as and when we have further information.

Should you wish to hold a wedding with us in the next 9 months please contact the team who would be happy to discuss your requirements and our offering depending on your date.

The information on this page is pre COVID-19 and continues to be valid for future bookings in 2021.

Caerlaverock Castle is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • photography

Fairytales are made of castles like Caerlaverock. This model medieval stronghold comes complete with twin-towered gatehouse, lofty battlements and wide moat. Crossing the bridge to reach your wedding ceremony will be just one of many special moments to cherish from your big day.

Great Hall (open air)

Capacity: 60 people

Get married in a setting straight out of a storybook. Caerlaverock Castle comes complete with a moat, which the Great Hall overlooks. There are no dragons to speak of – though the wetlands nature reserve visible from here is a haven for dragonflies. The Great Hall is an open air venue on the ground floor of the castle’s south range.


You can hire Caerlaverock Castle just for your wedding photographs, even if your ceremony will be held elsewhere.

Find out more about wedding photography or contact Caerlaverock Castle direct on 01387 770 244 for details.

Types of ceremony

Religious and Humanist wedding ceremonies. Civil ceremonies by agreement with Registrar.


Postcode: DG1 4RU

Eight miles south-east of Dumfries on the B725.

More information

Download the Caerlaverock Castle Wedding brochure [PDF, 3.2MB]

Find out more about Caerlaverock Castle


Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8973

Submit a wedding enquiry online