Stirling Castle is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • receptions

Hold your wedding amidst Stirling Castle’s lavish buildings and stunning gardens, once the backdrop to royal celebrations. Undoubtedly one of Scotland’s greatest stone castles, Stirling has been added to and embellished over the centuries. More recently, its Royal Palace – childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots – was restored to its Renaissance glory.

You can hire Stirling Castle for your exclusive use outside of visitor opening hours. Our experienced on-site Events Team will help you to plan a celebration that’s uniquely yours.

The Queen Anne Garden by the Royal Palace is an ideal location for summer wedding photographs. You may also use the magnificently decorated palace rooms for your wedding photos.

Chapel Royal

Capacity: 240 people (ceremony), 200 people (reception)

A superb choice for wedding ceremonies and receptions, with a large stage ideally suited to a wedding band or other entertainment. You can host dinner in the Chapel Royal for a smaller group of guests, or have your drinks reception here before dining in the Great Hall. Wheelchair accessible.

Great Hall

Capacity: 300 people (reception)

Round off a magical day with a reception in an enchanting setting. Scotland’s largest medieval banqueting hall has been beautifully restored to its 16th-century splendour. A raised dais area is perfect for top table seating or for dancing. Both the minstrels’ gallery and trumpeter’s loft offer extra space for entertainment. Wheelchair accessible.


Postcode: FK8 1EJ

Leave the M9 at junction 10 and follow local road signs.

Types of ceremony

Religious and Humanist wedding ceremonies. 

More information

Download the Stirling Castle Wedding brochure [PDF, 1MB]

Download our Wedding Food, Drink and Entertainment brochure [PDF, 807KB] 

Find out more about Stirling Castle.


Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 01786 431 310

Submit a wedding enquiry online