Linlithgow Palace

Marry amidst the majestic ruins of the palace where Mary Queen of Scots was born.

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Linlithgow Palace is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • photography

Marry amidst the majestic ruins of the palace where Mary Queen of Scots was born. Even now, it’s easy to see why Linlithgow Palace was long a favoured residence of the Stewart monarchs. Beautifully situated overlooking a loch, and with magnificent façades and an ornate courtyard fountain, the palace embodies Renaissance decadence. Completing the picture is the lush parkland around this glorious venue – ideal for wedding photography.

The Undercroft

Capacity: 60 people

The vaulted ceiling gives this room a cosy and atmospheric feel, making it a memorable venue for your special day. The undercroft is situated off the main courtyard of this enchanting Renaissance palace. Wheelchair accessible.

Great Hall (open air)

Capacity: 60 people

Built for James I, the Great Hall is one of the palace’s highlights. Hold your wedding where kings and queens once feasted – royals travelling between Edinburgh and Stirling would stop at Linlithgow for a welcome rest. The grand roofless hall features a magnificent fireplace. Access to the Great Hall is via a staircase.


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

Find out more about wedding photography or contact Linlithgow Palace direct on 01506 842 896 for details.

Types of ceremony

Religious and humanist wedding ceremonies. Civil ceremonies by agreement with registrar.


Postcode: EH49 7AL

In Linlithgow, just off the M9.

More information

Download the Linlithgow Palace Wedding brochure [PDF, 351KB]

Find out more about Linlithgow Palace 


Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8973

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