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Love in the air at Edinburgh Castle

10 February 2011

Queen Anne Room

Edinburgh Castle is expecting to play Cupid on Valentine’s Day when romance will be in the air for many of its visitors.

Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle said: “Edinburgh Castle is located in such a romantic setting that it is the ideal location for a marriage proposal.  

“Over the years many couples have sealed their future happiness with a romantic proposal at the castle and have chosen to celebrate their special day by holding their wedding ceremony or reception at one of the venues at the castle.

“We have had many proposals at the castle over the years.  Last year the staff assisted in many of the proposals from hiding flower bouquets from unsuspecting girlfriends to arranging a table with a bottle of champagne awaiting in one of the castle’s restaurants.

“Everybody wants their wedding to be memorable and unique.  This year is particularly momentous with the forthcoming Royal Nuptials.  Edinburgh Castle is steeped in Scottish history and as a wedding venue, not only allows couples to use one of the country’s most famous landmarks as an unforgettable backdrop but private viewings of the Crown Jewels can also be arranged for guests.”

St Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh’s oldest building, is available for religious ceremonies for up to 25 people.  The Gatehouse Suite and Queen Anne Room are available for civil, religious or humanist ceremonies.  Couples can hold their ceremony in the Gatehouse Suite and have a drinks reception afterwards.  The Queen Anne Room is available for ceremonies and receptions with up to 80 people for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 170 people for dancing.

For more information about weddings at Edinburgh Castle, please contact the Weddings Department on 0131 668 8916 or visit the Historic Scotland website.

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.



For further information


Jennifer Johnston Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk