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Weddings at Caerlaverock Castle

Ceremonies & Photography

Caerlaverock Castle
With its moat, twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of a medieval stronghold.

A formidable and impressive fortress, the castle looks as though it could have risen out of the pages of a story book about knights and dragons - there could hardly be a better fairytale setting for wedding ceremonies.

One of Scotland's finest heritage attractions, this imposing castle stands guard over the solway forth, and its unique architecture and superb location makes it a stunning backdrop for wedding photography.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography.

Great Hall
This open air venue is situated on the ground floor of the castle's south range, overlooking the moat and the nature reserve.


60 people

Types of Ceremony:

Religious and Humanist Weddings Ceremonies. Civil ceremonies by agreement with Registrar.


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Caerlaverock 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 Caerlaverock Castle directly on 01387 770 244 or visit our wedding photography page.


8m SE of Dumfries on the B725
Postcode: DG1 4RU

Wedding Brochure

Caerlaverock Castle wedding brochure cover
Download the wedding brochure for Caerlaverock Castle

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.