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Weddings at Craigmillar Castle

Ceremonies & Photography

Craigmillar Castle Lairds Hall
One of Scotland’s most perfectly preserved medieval strongholds, Craigmillar Castle has at its heart a lofty, late 14th century tower house.

This provides superb views over the surrounding gardens and parklands which are a reminder of the castle’s days as a rural retreat on the edge of Scotland’s capital city.

The story of Craigmillar is linked with that of Mary Queen of Scots who is said to have slept there in the so-called ‘Queen Mary’s Room’. The majestic charm which the castle retains today makes it a splendid and special venue for wedding ceremonies and photography.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography.

Great Hall
The principle room in the tower house. This grand apartment boasts a high vaulted ceiling and late gothic-style fireplace.


60 people

Type of Ceremony:

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


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Craigmillar 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 Craigmillar Castle directly on 0131 661 4445 or visit our wedding photography page.


2.5m SE of Edinburgh off the A7
Postcode: EH16 4SY

Wedding Brochure

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