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Located in the serene rolling hills of Midlothian, the beautifully refurbished Borthwick Castle provides the most romantic of settings for your quintessential Scottish wedding.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
85
Reception Capacity
85
No. of Bedrooms
12
Sleeps No. of People
26
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
02:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Draped in 600 years of dramatic Scottish history, Borthwick Castle provides the most stunning of backdrops for the most magical day of your lives, just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh. An unforgettable Scottish wedding awaits you and your guests at Borthwick Castle, with a romantic ambience resonating throughout the ancient Castle walls. Exclusively yours, Borthwick Castle can sleep up to 26 guests in the highest form of luxury, with 12 bespoke bedchambers featuring majestic fabrics and stunning bespoke wooden furniture, transporting you back to a time when the Lords of Borthwick once roamed the Castle. Capable of hosting up to 85 of your closest friends and family, whether you have plans for a grand celebration, an intimate family ceremony or something in between, our Castle provides the ideal stage for your fairy tale wedding. Bespoke weddings are our passion at Borthwick Castle, and your personal wedding coordinator will help you every step of the way, ensuring your wedding is everything you ever dreamt of and more. At Borthwick Castle, we don’t believe in set menus, and our talented catering team led by award-winning Head Chef, Derek Johnstone, are passionate about making your culinary dreams become a reality, working alongside you to create a menu filled with sumptuous seasonal delights that are sure to amaze everyone in attendance.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Reviews
(8)
(8)
Tyler C
Married in September 2019
November 2019
Perfect wedding venue
"What can we say about a wedding at Borthwick? It was perfect. We had almost no ideas when we set out to plan the wedding. Or a million ideas and nothing concrete. The moment we stepped inside Borthwick - the first venue on a list of many we were going to visit - we knew we’d get married there. We wanted a medieval castle that somehow both felt like a castle and like a luxury hotel; modern in the ways that mattered, but castle-y in every other possible way. Borthwick met that goal and then went way beyond it. The dining hall is spectacular. The ceremony space is gorgeous. Spending time on the lawn outside makes you feel like you’re in some kind of fantasy show. And what could we say to do justice to the service? Our coordinator at the castle - Amy - was simply flawless. Not only did she handle almost a year’s worth of our constant questioning and requests with absolute aplomb, but when there were issues on the day of the wedding, she would come to us with a solution already worked out. Amy is one of the most professional and capable people I have worked with in any capacity and we could not recommend her enough. We could go on. In the interest of space, we’ll just add that the chef’s team was absolutely phenomenal. We had *highly* bespoke requests and fantasized about a Michelin-quality dinner for our wedding. They delivered, and then some. Ten out of ten. Eleven out of ten, even! Absolutely fantastic job by everyone at Borthwick and we could not recommend them more strongly."
Shruti and Adnan
Married in August 2019
November 2019
Superb wedding venue!!!
"In the moments we drove up from the church to our first step in the main hall, we knew Borthwick Castle was the place we wanted to get married. The venue offered us the elegance, authenticity and intimacy we wanted for our wedding day. Each room is breath-taking – unique and beautifully decorated. All the staff were professional, friendly and helpful at all times. We were looked after from when we made an enquiry to the day of the wedding. Northing was too much trouble at any time for anyone. Jamie our wedding co-ordinator in particular was outstanding. He worked very well with us to organise the wedding, and took care of everything on the day. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing, and could enjoy ourselves. We were also fortunate to work closely with the chefs to create a bespoke menu to cater for our Asian-Scot heritage. They were happy to accommodate all our dietary requests and requirements, and the food was excellent. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you to everyone at Borthwick for our amazing day. There are not enough words to describe how you helped us have the wedding celebration we had always hoped for. We, our family and close friends have wonderful memories of our wedding day to cherish for years and years to come. Shruti & Adnan married 12th January 2019 at Borthwick Castle"
Chris and Carrie
Married in July 2019
November 2019
Stunning location, incredible team
"We got married at Borthwick in June 2019. It's a beautiful setting, inside and out, but the staff really put it above any other venue I've attended or worked at. From planning the wedding through to the execution and follow up, they were willing to help out with any and all tasks and provided an impeccable level of service, while simultaneously being amazingly accommodating. They even helped us get everyone home at the end of the night when the coach didn't turn up, including ferrying people in their own cars. The castle and its grounds are the perfect wedding venue - with the three-tier setup of the Garrison, State Room, Great Hall and Lawn, there are separate spaces for each element of the day which keeps things flowing and minimises setup stress. This was aided by every member of staff being polite, helpful and excellent at managing the guests. Decor in both the reception and bedrooms is stunning. The food is exceptional, the drinks selection excellent and both chef and catering manager very knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a selection of dietary requirements, all of which were taken in their stride, and they even created unique end-of-night food based on the story of our engagement. We genuinely couldn't have asked for a better experience, thank you."
Kate and Matt
Married in April 2019
November 2019
Practically Perfect in Every Way
"Borthwick Castle is a gem. It was the first wedding venue we looked at and by far the best. The hotel itself is stunning - the inside has been decorated like a real castle. (This was surprisingly difficult to find!) It felt opulent, but was very comfortable at the same time. Luxurious. Every space in the bedrooms has been used to its full advantage, and makes for a very memorable stay. All of the tiny touches make it a truly magnificent building. The food was exceptional. My husband and I took a risk and got rabbit for the wedding breakfast. At the food tasting we were blown away by the flavours in the food, the way the wine complimented it, and by the thought that had gone into the menu. All of our guests, including those with dietary restrictions, were well taken care of and heartily enjoyed the food. The staff were amazing. They were all so friendly and very professional, helpful, and definitely made our wedding day wonderful. Our venue co-ordinator Yvonne was an absolute star. She allowed both of us to feel so relaxed on the day of our wedding, knowing that everything was in good hands. While Borthwick was at the very upper end of the venues we visited cost-wise, we could not have been happier with our choice. (However, having said that, we got exclusive use of the castle, an overnight stay for 26 people, and breakfast the next day, on top of the ever-so-helpful staff.) You definitely get what you pay for, and it was 100% worth it."
Barbara & James Turing
Wedding: June 2018
June 2018
Thanks to the whole team at Borthwick
Now the dust has settled I just wanted to thank you and the whole team at Borthwick for such a fantastic wedding. We had an amazing time and everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I think it is absolutely true to say that the day more than lived up to and exceeded expectations - and very definitely fulfilled James and Barbara's dreams. Your recommendations for flowers and the band were spot on and we were hugely impressed with the quality of service throughout our stay. I have no doubt that Borthwick Castle will be a topic of conversation in Kenya for years to come.
James & Barbara Turing
Married in June 2018
June 2018
Thank You!!!
Just a really quick but immense thank you to you and the entire team! You really made our day flawless, so thank you so much!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Borthwick Castle, North Middleton, Midlothian, EH23 4QY, Scotland

Nearest Town

North Middleton

Nearest Train Station

Gorebridge

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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FAQ
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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Start early

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A previous groom surprised his bride by arranging for their favourite act at the Edinburgh Fringe to come and perform during the wedding breakfast, it was hilarious and emotional at the same time.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Opulent, Magnificent, Homely, Captivating, Majestic,

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Outdoor - On our driveway at the entrance to the castle Indoor - In our State Room

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes - unable to provide further information due to confidentiality