£1000 - £5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 2
33 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,000
Maximum Price
£5,000
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
2
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
33
Sleeps No. of People
70
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Ballroom
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2003
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(13)
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 amazing and staff are very friendly and helpful. Lots of fantastic spots for photographs! We had the best day and couldn’t imagine a better venue to celebrate our special day.
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. Absolutely recommend it!
Greg & Irina
Married in October 2018
November 2018
We got the wedding we wanted!
Can’t recommend Melville Castle enough! We had several international guests so we’re looking forward somewhere to have the wedding but also where they could stay. We were able to even pick the rooms where they stayed, ensuring those who knew each other were near each other. As for the wedding, our planner Fiona has everything organised and it’s easy to see what’s required. We got some great ideas as well as our decorations business at their wedding fair. The grounds are fantastic and the castle is stunning. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the marquee was and how amazing the food is. We had particular things we wanted, from the music that was played, the centre pieces, the favours, entertainment etc and the castle were very easy going and allowed us to do exactly what we wanted to. 5 stars, easily.
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 on the big day until John took over! John was amazing too and kept the whole day running smoothly. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. From the moment myself and my bridesmaids checked in the day before the wedding the staff could not do enough for us, everyone was very happy to help with any request we had. Our suite was beautiful and had lots of space for everyone getting ready. On the wedding day we had use of The ballroom, viscount room and the marquee, which was great as they are all lovely rooms. The food was lovely, and there are so many wonderful spots for photos. Our wedding day at Melville Castle was amazing, and we would definitely reccommed it as a wedding location!
Kerry Farrell
Married in August 2018
November 2018
What dreams are made off...
We visited many different venues when booking our wedding but as soon as we visited here we knew this was the venue for us, the castle and grounds are beautiful. From the moment we booked Fiona (wedding and events manager) has been fantastic, I could contact her anytime about anything and she was always happy to help, she was also great with given me ideas for the day. The rooms myself and my bridal party stayed in the night before were lovely and the bridal suite was beautiful and the card and Prosecco the hotel had placed in our room was a lovely touch, We used the ballroom, viscount room and the marquee on the day of the wedding and I loved that we could use different parts of the castle, the day of the wedding was more than we could have ever asked for we had such a beautiful day and can’t thank Fiona, John and the rest of the staff at Melville castle enough for such a memorable day.
Brenna & James Spray
Married in June 2018
November 2018
An absolutely perfect day!
My husband and I got married at Melville Castle this summer, and people have not stopped raving about the wedding, even now months later. Fiona and the staff at Melville Castle helped us plan the most memorable day for us and our guests (about 110 people in total). They helped accommodate the fact that we had a lot of people coming from the US by doing a block booking for all of the rooms in the castle for both Friday and Saturday nights. I, as well as a lot of our family, cannot eat gluten. Normally this means that we’re stuck eating terribly prepared gluten-free food. The head chef and cooks instead prepared almost everything gluten-free and still maintained the absolutely amazing standard of food that they normally produce. Fiona and her team helped make sure even the tiniest details were how I pictured and made sure my husband and I didn’t have to worry about anything other than getting married on the day of our wedding. We had everything from lawn games to a piper, a rehearsal dinner to an open bar, a ceilidh band and really everything in between. We loved every moment. It’s a beautiful venue and we could not recommend Melville Castle more!!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Gilmerton Road , Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH18 1AP, 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.

Nearest Town

Dalkieth

Nearest Motorway & Junction

City bypass , Gilmerton

Nearest Train Station

Eskbank

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (1)

SHA Wedding venue of the year Edinburgh & Lothians
FAQ
(9)

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?

Staircase

What part of your business are you most proud of?

When couples see the end result of all their planning.