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Set in an idyllic country estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Melville Castle is a unique and enchanting location for wedding receptions and civil partnerships.


  • Venue Type: Castle
  • Seated Dining Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 100
  • # Bedrooms: 32
  • Sleeps # of People: 70
  • Usual Access Time: 12:00 PM
  • Usual Finish Time: 0
  • Late Night Extension Available: Yes
  • Bridal Suite: Honeymoon Suite


  • Exclusive Use
  • In-house Wedding Coordinator
  • Outdoor Reception Space
  • Disabled Access
  • On-site Parking
  • bridal Changing Facilities
  • Marquee Permitted
  • Open Flame Permitted
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Water View
  • City view
  • Grade I/II Listed Building
  • Ballroom
  • Spa On-site

Ceremony and Reception

  • Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
  • Outdoor Ceremony Licence
  • Church Within Walking Distance
  • Sound System Available
  • Dancefloor Available
  • Fireworks Permitted
  • Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

  • In-house Catering
  • External Catering Permitted
  • Alcohol License
  • In-house Wine List
  • Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
  • No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Experience

  • Asian Weddings
  • Jewish Weddings
  • Muslim Weddings


Detailed Description

The opulent State Rooms provide the perfect setting for arrival drinks, canapés and Champagne receptions. The castle is also licensed for civil ceremonies making Melville the perfect place to say ‘I do’ before dancing into the evening then sinking into the sumptuous comfort of our beautifully furnished rooms and suites. Outstanding hospitality, unsurpassed attention to detail and a specialist wedding team catering to your every need, combined with fabulous food in a spectacular setting make Melville Castle the only venue to consider for your wedding.
Should you choose Melville Castle for your special day and celebrations, you will be spoilt for choice with an array of beautifully adorned private rooms. Choose from The Ballroom, a magnificent room with high ceilings and sweeping views of the parkland, river and woodland which is perfect for a ceremony of up to 90 guests.


  • # Of Weddings Hosted: More than 50
  • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

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Industry Awards

SHA Wedding venue of the year Edinburgh & Lothians

Bridebook Benefits

  • Bridebook Discount: 5%
  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne
  • Bridebook Special Offers: 20% off all weddings booked in 2016

Getting here

  • Address:
  • Gilmerton Road Roundabout, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1AP, Scotland
  • Nearest Town:
  • Dalkireth
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Eskbank
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • Gilmerton
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Edinburgh