£6150 - £8050 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
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

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

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
true
Reviews
(18)
Sarah and Andrew
Married in December 2019
January 2017
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!
Alanna and Colin
Married in December 2019
January 2017
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.
Ishbel and George
Married in December 2019
January 2017
September 2019
Our wedding at Dundas Castle was perfect! The service provided by the staff at Dundas was exceptional – they really did make our wedding stress free and ensured everything ran smoothly all weekend. All of our friends and family who stayed with us at Dundas commented on how utterly brilliant and attentive the staff were – we were made to feel like royalty! From the moment we arrived at the Castle, all my pre-wedding stress left me! The Castle itself is so comfortable and relaxing, the grounds are gorgeous, and the pavilion provided us with a blank canvas which we transformed into the marquee of our dreams! We really did have the best day of our lives, with beautiful memories that will stay with us forever.
Liza and Joey
Married in December 2019
January 2017
July 2018
We decided to get married in Scotland so that we could really soak in every moment of our wedding. When we found Dundas Castle and realised we could have a two day Castle wedding in beautiful South Queensferry, we knew it would be perfect. We had never seen the venue until we got there the day before the wedding. This might have made us nervous but it didn’t at all because the staff was so easy to communicate with and prepared for the big day. “From the moment we drove up the driveway of Dundas until we left the morning after the wedding everything was magical. The staff was incredibly helpful, fun, and easy to work with. Anything we needed, they had it for us. Our guests cannot stop telling us how amazing the whole experience was and the pictures with Dundas as the backdrop are absolutely incredible. The fact that we were able to have highland games in the grounds, a beautiful rehearsal dinner in the gorgeous setting of the newer part of the Castle, a ceremony in the Auld Keep, and then a reception in the pavilion is more than any couple could ask for.
Cassie and Graeme
Married in December 2019
January 2017
July 2019
We hired Dundas Castle for our wedding for two nights over July 4-5, 2019. Hollie was excellent with communication and details leading up to the day. Genevieve was an absolute DREAM the two days we were there and she just made sure everything was perfect. The entire team was top notch! From the moment we stepped into the castle they handled everything and made the day an absolute breeze. We had dinner in the stag room the night before our wedding and it was perfect. The day of the wedding was incredible and it had a lot to do with the amazing team at Dundas! I cannot recommend them enough, thank you, Dundas Castle, for making our day the best day ever at your stunning venue!
Keisha and Gabriel
Married in December 2019
January 2017
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.

Dundas Castle Wedding Showcase

2nd February 2020
Take a tour of Dundas Castle, our wedding team will be on hand to plan your big day. https://bit.ly/2MpuGtI - Book your free tickets and find out more through this link.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

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.