Edinburgh Castle is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • receptions

Scotland’s most iconic landmark provides an unforgettable setting for saying ‘I do’. Edinburgh Castle stands majestic on Castle Rock – high above the city for all to see – and was for centuries the preferred residence of kings and queens.

Edinburgh’s oldest building, St Margaret’s Chapel, can host intimate ceremonies, or you can begin married life in one of several grander venues. Each comes with sweeping vistas right outside the door.

  • Weddings are no not permitted from June to September.

Queen Anne Building

Capacity: Ceremony 120 people, Reception up to 170 people.

A sumptuous setting at the heart of Edinburgh Castle, perfect for grand wedding banquets. Available for your exclusive use, the Queen Anne Room can host your afternoon ceremony and evening reception. Drinks and canapés are served in the adjacent indoor courtyard. A private viewing of the Honours of Scotland, Britain’s oldest crown jewels, can also be arranged. Wheelchair accessible.

The Queen Anne Room is not available during The Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August.

Gatehouse Suite

Capacity: Ceremony 40 people, Reception drinks only.

These 19th-century rooms at the entrance to the castle offer a luxurious setting for your special day. The larger, wood panelled room is ideal for small wedding ceremonies, and an anteroom can be set up for drinks receptions. A private terrace with breathtaking views across Edinburgh can be accessed for wedding photographs. The Gatehouse Suite is reached via a spiral staircase.

St Margaret’s Chapel

Capacity: Ceremony 30 people.

Share your special day with your nearest and dearest in this small chapel built for the sole use of the royal family. David I had St Margaret’s built around 1130, making the chapel Edinburgh’s oldest building. Beautifully preserved and with spectacular panoramic views just outside the door. Drinks and canapés can be served in the Queen Anne Ante Room following the ceremony. Wheelchair accessible.

Jacobite Room

Capacity: Outwith opening hours. 100 people (dinner), 150 people (evening reception).

Enjoy modern interiors within the setting of an 18th-century building complete with magnificent high ceilings. The dramatic views from windows overlooking Princes Street and the Firth of Forth will thrill your guests and provide a stunning backdrop to wedding receptions. Wheelchair accessible.

The adjoining Redcoat room is ideal for pre-dinner drinks and either room can be used for dancing.

Many wedding parties like to offer guests a tour of the Crown Jewels.

Types of ceremony

Queen Anne Room: Civil, religious and humanist
Gatehouse Suite: Civil, religious and humanist
St Margaret's Chapel: Religious only

Marriage proposals

The perfect place for one of life’s most important moments. When you plan to propose, we can offer you exclusive use of the magically romantic Minstrel's Gallery, high above The Great Hall. The Great Hall will still be open to visitors below.

Location

Postcode: EH1 2NG

In the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, at the top of the Royal Mile.

More information

Queen Anne Building weddings [PDF, 165KB]

Gatehouse Suite weddings [PDF, 185KB]

St Margaret's Chapel weddings [PDF, 148KB]

Menu Selection [PDF, 560KB]

Marriage proposals [PDF, 134KB]

Find out more about Edinburgh Castle

Contact

Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH

Telephone: 0131 668 8686
Email: weddings@hes.scot

Submit a wedding enquiry online