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Weddings at Dirleton Castle

Ceremonies & Photography

Dirleton Castle
One of Scotland’s oldest surviving strongholds, Dirleton Castle is an impressive, romantic fortress dating back to the 13th century.

For 400 years it stood as a magnificent fortified residence for three successive noble families: the de Vauxs, the Haliburtons and the Ruthvens. Following the castle’s damage in Cromwell’s 1650 siege, a new mansion was built close to the picturesque ruins.

Today Dirleton is most famous for its beautiful gardens. Dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these rival the ancient castle for attention and provide a stunning backdrop for wedding photography.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography.


A small intimate room built for the private use of the Haliburton lords.

The Barrel Vaults and Great Hall may be available. Please enquire directly with the site for more information.


Chapel - 30 people

Type of Ceremony:

Religious & Humanist. Civil ceremonies by agreement with Registrar.


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Dirleton Castle specifically for your photographs, even if you are holding your ceremony elsewhere. Please note that at sites where we offer ceremonies, we do not accept photography bookings more than two months in advance of the wedding date. For information on the fee and how to book your photography please contact Dirleton Castle directly on 01620 850 330 or visit our wedding photography page.


In Dirleton village, 3m W of North Berwick on the A198
Postcode: EH39 5ER

Wedding Brochure

Dirleton Castle wedding brochure cover
Updated wedding brochure for Dirleton Castle will be available for download soon.

Contact Us

Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8831

Submit your enquiry online

Use our online enquiry form to submit an overview of your wedding requirements. Our weddings team will then contact you to discuss suitable options for your big day.