£6150 - £8050 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
Dundas Castle is the romantic, enchanting wedding venue you have always dreamed about for your special day. A five star exclusive use venue, the Castle becomes entirely yours for when you say 'I do!'
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£6,150
Maximum Price
£8,050
The above pricing ranges depending on the day of the week and month of the year. There are also preferential rates available for multi-day weddings and offers can become available throughout the year. Accommodation is not included but can be added on depending on how many rooms you need. This price does not include your in-house catering price, this varies depending on what menu you choose.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
17
Sleeps No. of People
37
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Whether you would like a religious, humanist or civil ceremony, there are a number of beautifully romantic locations at Dundas Castle where you can exchange your vows. The Great Hall within the medieval Auld Keep is the most popular location for ceremonies; the Hall with its vaulted ceiling and ancient stonework add to the atmosphere of romance. The elegant Croquet Room provides an altogether different ambience for a wedding ceremony; the impressive open fire, crystal chandelier and outlook across the sweeping lawns of the Estate make this room popular for a more intimate wedding. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular, and with a choice of settings, there is no reason why you can’t say ‘I do’ in a beautifully serene garden location on the Dundas Estate, or in the charming Courtyard. Once the formality of the ceremony is over and the celebrations commence, whether you want an intimate candlelit feast for close family and friends in Stag Chamber, a more formal wedding breakfast in the elegant Croquet room or a larger dining celebration with dancing into the night for up to 200 people in the Pavilion, Dundas provides options to suit all. The front of the Castle is the perfect backdrop for a grand finale, with a marching Scottish pipe band and fireworks lighting up the night sky. Our expert team will guide you through the planning of your wedding, and make recommendations based on their experience, as to which suppliers would work best with you to make your dream wedding a reality. During your wedding, our skilled operations team will be discretely by your side throughout the day to ensure that each and every moment is enjoyable, seamless and to plan. Many couples take full advantage of Dundas Castle being a destination for their wedding; having 17 delightful bedrooms, a wedding is an ideal opportunity to extend the celebration over 2 or 3 nights. Dundas Castle won the Scottish Wedding Venue of the Year at the 2019 and 2018 VOWS Awards.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1997
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(18)
Kirsty and Gery
Married in December 2019
December 2019
August 2019
Everyone has asked us “What was it like planning a wedding overseas?” likely anticipating a good anecdote or two about the trials and tribulations of such a feat. But truthfully, planning a wedding in Edinburgh from our home in Washington, DC, was stress-free and super enjoyable thanks to the wonderful staff at Dundas Castle. The events team were a dream, patiently answering questions about logistics and offering insights on vendors throughout our 18-month long engagement. They made us confident that our wedding day would be nothing short of perfect with their attention to detail and their support—and it truly was. Rose, in particular, was amazing—during our two days at Dundas, she felt like a fairy godmother making sure everything was moving according to plan and feeling magical. Dundas truly provided us with the most perfect setting for our wedding. Because we were asking many of our guests to travel overseas, we wanted to make sure that our wedding would feel distinctly Scottish and like a special experience. Dundas offered this and then some. It was the most picturesque venue for all of our wedding events—simultaneously capturing the historic and natural beauty of Scotland. Our guests had such a wonderful time exploring the castle and the grounds—feeling right, royal and regal. Everyone is still talking about our wedding and their experience at Dundas Castle! From the feeling of pulling up to Dundas for the first time, to practising to ceilidh in the courtyard during the welcome picnic, to enjoying the beautiful evening on the lawn after dinner. Despite only having a few weeks of marriage under our belt, we have already received multiple requests for a series of anniversary parties to give everyone an excuse to go back to Dundas Castle. And in all honesty, we hope that we have anniversary escapes to the Boathouse and truly special milestone anniversary dinners in the Croquet Room in our future. Our wedding day was everything we hoped and more and if we could relive it again, we would in a heartbeat.
Allison and Benton
Married in December 2019
December 2019
July 2018
Getting married at the Castle was a complete fairy tale from start to finish!! From the moment I woke up in the gorgeous honeymoon suite, to mimosas with the girls, first looks on the lawn, and then walking down the aisle, I felt like a princess. The staff were more than attentive; they truly wished us the best and anticipated every need. The team at Dundas is first class- they made sure that neither Benton nor myself or even our families worried about a single thing all day. We loved celebrating at Dundas and keep finding ourselves looking for reasons to go back again soon! I think there will be a weekend at the Glampotel in our future. Every moment was wonderful. I only wished the whole thing could have lasted longer! The setting, the staff and the service were perfect! Each detail was carefully considered and executed flawlessly. We were beyond happy!
Ruth and Matt
Married in December 2019
December 2019
July 2018
We were initially so reluctant to choose the Courtyard for our ceremony due to ‘Scotland’s summer’ but it paid off and the guests LOVED it. They really liked how it flowed so well into the drinks reception. I love the photograph of my sister and myself looking out of the window to see all the guests arrive and take their seats! The option for us to get more photographs taken throughout the Castle and on the roof made it extra special as we got to enjoy both aspects that would have been available if we got married inside.
Alanna and Colin
Married in December 2019
December 2019
September 2018
Everything about our wedding was perfect! We could not have asked for a more wonderful venue and team. They exceeded every expectation and helped us to create a more beautiful day than I ever could have imagined. All of our guests were blown away by the Castle and the grounds. Dundas Castle is an absolutely picture-perfect venue – from the top of the Keep to the drawing room, every photo was stunning. The team’s professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail made the planning process so easy. They embraced all our American traditions and anticipated every need. It was truly the best day of our lives.
Sarah and Andrew
Married in December 2019
December 2019
December 2018
Dundas castle was the perfect setting for our winter wedding. The day itself was magical and the Dundas team took care of everything from the time we arrived until the day we left. Their experience and attention to detail meant that we were in safe hands and could focus on enjoying the day. We would do everything exactly the same way again. Thank you!
Keisha and Gabriel
Married in December 2019
December 2019
August 2018
The wonderful team at Dundas helped us have a fairytale wedding in a short time. They were helpful and accommodating. Our wedding was a phenomenal day celebrating with friends and family with a mix of old and new traditions. We were even blessed with a double rainbow for good luck and memories we will never forget.
Location & Contact Details

Address

South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH30 9SP, Scotland

Nearest Town

Edinburgh

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M8, M9, A90 and Edinburgh City Bypass all very close by

Nearest Train Station

Dalmeny

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It is impossible for us to be able to pick our favourite wedding because they are all so unique. We do love how special our international weddings are- the mixture of cultures can create a very special day with some stunning national dress and fantastic entertainment such as Chinese Dancing Dragons!

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

Once you have booked your venue, book your four preferred suppliers immediately, this should include someone to marry you, a photographer, florist and band. We would also recommend booking your cake at a wedding show as they have some great discounts!

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

We think it is so important that someone walks the mother of the bride to her seat, this is a very special moment and shows that she has not been forgotten about.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, Breathtaking Outstanding, Unique, Exclusive.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The best photo opportunity at Dundas is having the Castle as a backdrop. This can be great just for couple shots or for a group photograph with all of your wedding guests.

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

We have had celebrity weddings and guests before but we don't like to reveal who as we are proud that our venue is incredibly private.

What’s your favourite canapé?

All the ladies in the office love the miniature lobster mac and cheese bites, totally scrumptious!!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We all love our food at Dundas Castle and believe it is a very important part of the wedding day. We have seen a fantastic array of evening buffets including nacho boxes, DIY hotdogs with all of the toppings and simple bacon rolls!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The most unique feature of Dundas Castle is that it is exclusively yours. The whole Castle and its immediate grounds are closed off from the public so you can relax and make yourselves at home during your stay.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of the experience that our team has, some of our wedding planners have been at Dundas for 10 years and know a lot of tips to help you achieve your perfect wedding day. Our operations team have also helped many wedding couples so you can relax and enjoy your day knowing that we will ensure the whole day will run smoothly.