Edinburgh Castle Wedding Open Day
22 February 2013
If you are looking for the ultimate romantic location
for your wedding, why not come along to Edinburgh Castle’s Wedding Open Day on Sunday 17th March 2013?
The event is taking place from 11:00 to 4:00 pm and will showcase the five beautiful
venues on offer, from the 12th century St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh, to
the elegant Queen Anne Room situated in the heart of the castle in Crown Square.
Anyone interested in attending will be asked to pre-register in advance of the day
by sending an email to email@example.com with the lead name of the wedding
party and how many will be attending in order to receive free entrance tickets.
Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle said: “Edinburgh Castle,
home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, is one of the most romantic locations in Scotland.
“With a choice of five beautiful venues, award-winning catering, panoramic views
across the city and beyond with stunning settings steeped in history, Edinburgh Castle is sure to provide
the perfect location for your wedding day.
“We will also be offering booking incentives on our Open Day for all 2013
& 2014 weddings in the Queen Anne building, The Gatehouse Suite and The Jacobite Room.”
When guests arrive on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, they will be requested
to cross the Drawbridge, into the main entrance area.
They will then collect their tickets from the 19th century Gatehouse Suite, which
will be sign-posted and is the first location on the tour. It is accessed by entering the door
immediately on the right after crossing the drawbridge, and up the spiral stairs.
Ticket are available for collection from 10:45 until 3:00 pm.
Edinburgh Castle staff will be in attendance in the Gatehouse Suite and will issue
guests with an Edinburgh Castle Map of the wedding areas.
There are five venues to visit:
The 19th century Gatehouse Suite
The Jacobite Room
- situated at the entrance to the castle, offers an ideal venue for small
religious, civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and humanist ceremonies, whilst the adjoining Ante Room
is perfect for drinks and canapes.
- It can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests for a ceremony and drinks reception, or up to
20 for seated lunch / dinner.
- Access is also available to a private terrace which has superb views of the Royal Mile
and the city of Edinburgh, which provides a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs.
St Margaret’s Chapel
- This room offers a contemporary setting within an 18th century building.
Its magnificent views overlook Princes Street and the Firth of Forth, providing a stunning backdrop
for wedding receptions and photography. It is available for Evening Receptions only, with a maximum
seated dinner capacity of 100. It can accommodate an Evening Reception / Dancing for up to 150.
The Argyle Tower
- This is the oldest building in Edinburgh, dating back to the 12th century.
It can only accommodate religious ceremonies with a maximum capacity of 25 guests or 30 with 5 standing
at the back. The cobbled area outside the Chapel offers a stunning panoramic view across Edinburgh
and beyond and is a very popular place for marriage proposals.
The Queen Anne Room
- This is used for drinks and canapes receptions after a
ceremony in St Margaret’s Chapel.
- This is situated in the heart of Edinburgh Castle in Crown Square and is
used for religious, Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships & Humanist Ceremonies. It has a maximum
ceremony & wedding breakfast capacity of 120 and a maximum Evening Reception / Dancing Capacity
- The Queen Anne Room ceremony and reception all day package also offers the exclusive opportunity
for a private viewing of the Scottish Crown Jewels.
- There are 2 cafes at the castle. The Redcoat Cafe is situated half way around
the castle path, and serves hot/cold drinks, soups, deli bar & hot food, sandwiches & home baking.
The Edinburgh Castle Tea Rooms is situated in the heart of the Castle in Crown Square and sells
hot/cold drinks & Traditional Afternoon Teas.
Notes for editors:
- Please be aware that there is no parking available on site at Edinburgh
- The nearest car park is the NCP car park on Castle Terrace.
Historic Scotland around the web:
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and through them to the Scottish Parliament.