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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.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension


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

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
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
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full 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.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Fiona
Congratulations on your engagement & forthcoming Wedding & thank you for considering Melville Castle for your special day. Planning your wedding day is one of the most important and daunting experience of your life, whether you plan to invite a few or a much wider circle of acquaintances. Don't worry we can cater for your needs, so that your Personal vision can happen so why not read on in our brochure to see what we offer. I hope you have a wonderful experience planning your day.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Karen Hunter
Married in May 2015
December 2018
A day to remember
Stayed the night before with the whole family which did turn into a massive drinking sesh and yes i did see the groom the night before of the wedding and technically the ...
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April & Adam
Married in October 2018
November 2018
So Helpful, An Amazing Day!
The staff at Melville couldn't have been more friendly and helpful when we were trying to organise our wedding, and the actual day went perfectly. The venue is beautiful....
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Nicola & James
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Perfect wedding day!
We had our wedding in Melville castle in October. The Whole experience was amazing! Fiona was amazing at keeping us calm and reassuring us throughout all the planning and...
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Amanda & Jordan
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Amazing venue!
This venue is absolutely stunning. We loved everything about it from the long drive way to the use of all the different rooms in the castle and marque. The food is amazin...
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Laura & Stephen
Married in April 2018
November 2018
The team at Melville Castle made my wedding day! They were great from start to finish! Genuinely couldn’t have asked for more! Five stars and then some!!!
Lee & Kirsty Mackenzie
Married in May 2018
November 2018
Our perfect day
We honestly can’t thank Fiona and the team at Melville Castle enough, our day was beyond perfect! From the minute we started to plan our day everyone has been so helpful....
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Location & Contact Details


Gilmerton Road , Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 5UB, Scotland

Travel Notes

Take the turn off city bypass at Gilmerton & Galashiels and then follow the signs from the roundabout at Dobbie's garden center you are five minutes away.

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Industry Awards (1)

SHA Wedding venue of the year Edinburgh & Lothians
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is different and unique which is what I love about working in weddings. Elopements for two to weddings for 200 have different stories and personalities so every wedding is different in the venue.

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

Don't stress everything will come get done. Organise one part of the wedding at a time and you will soon find that you have everything done and do not leave all the little things to last week, the time will whizz past that week try to do a little bit for month up to the wedding

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

too many to choose

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, unique, beautiful, warm and friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

at old bridge near river

What’s your favourite canapé?

haggis bon bons

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

wedding cake ( anything sweet)

What is your venue's most unique feature?


What part of your business are you most proud of?

When couples see the end result of all their planning.

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