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Weddings at Edinburgh Castle

Ceremonies & Receptions

Edinburgh Castle
The iconic majestic fortress of Edinburgh Castle favoured residence of Kings and Queens.

Say 'I do' in Scotland's most famous landmark. Celebrate your wedding ceremony and reception in an unforgettable setting.

From the intimate surroundings of St Margaret's Chapel to the grandeur of the Queen Anne Room, Edinburgh Castle has everything you need to make your big day a big success.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions.


Queen Anne Room (suitable for Ceremonies & Receptions)
Located in the heart of the castle, the Queen Anne Building offers a private facility for afternoon ceremonies and evening receptions. This classic setting is complemented by an adjoining indoor courtyard area perfect for pre or post-dinner drinks and canapés. Available for exclusing hire and can include a private viewing of Scotland's Crown Jewels.

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

Jacobite Room (suitable for Receptions)
Offers a contemporary setting within an 18th century building. Only available in the evening, it's the perfect setting for a buffet or sit down reception.

Its magnificent views overlook Princes Street and the Firth of Forth - providing a stunning backdrop for wedding receptions.

The adjoining Redcoat room is ideal for pre-dinner drinks and either room can offer space for dancing. Many wedding parties like to offer their guests a tour of the Crown Jewels on arrival or during their photography.

Gatehouse Suite (suitable for Ceremonies & Receptions)
The 19th century Gatehouse, situated at the entrance to the castle, comprises two adjoining apartments. This stunning wood panelled room offers an ideal venue for small wedding ceremonies, whilst the adjoining Ante Room is perfect for drinks and canapés.

Access is also available to a private terrace which, with its breathtaking views over the city of Edinburgh and across the Pentland Hills, provides a wonderful backdrop for wedding photographs.

St Margaret's Chapel (suitable for Ceremonies)
This beautifully preserved 12th century chapel, which is available for small, intimate wedding ceremonies, is the oldest building not only in the castle but also in Edinburgh. It was built by King David I as a private chapel for the royal family and dedicated to his mother, Margaret. The cobbled area outside the chapel affords spectacular panoramic views across the city and far beyond.


Queen Anne Room:120 people for a ceremony and breakfast, 170 people for a reception (wheelchair accessible)
Jacobite Room:100 people for dinner, 150 people for an evening reception (wheelchair accessible)
Gatehouse Suite:40 people (access via a spiral staircase)
St Margaret's Chapel:     25 people (wheelchair accessible)

Types of Ceremony:

Queen Anne Room:Civil, Religious & Humanist
Gatehouse Suite:Civil, Religious & Humanist
St Margaret's Chapel:     Religious only


In Edinburgh at the top of the Royal Mile
Postcode: EH1 2NG

Wedding Brochure

Edinburgh Castle wedding brochure cover
Download the wedding brochure for Edinburgh Castle.

Contact Us

Weddings Team
Edinburgh Castle
Castle Hill
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8686

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.