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Up to 400
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
We are delighted to be able to take bookings again for accommodation stays from Wednesday 15th July - in line with the Scottish Government’s Route Map - Phase 3. We anticipate being able to offer socially distanced wedding show arounds from this date too.
With majestic turrets, rose-pink stone and surrounded by parkland, Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders is a fairy tale setting, just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
400
Reception Capacity
400
No. of Bedrooms
9
Sleeps No. of People
18
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Nestling among the gentle Scottish Borders hills, Thirlestane is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland. Enjoy exclusive use of this 16th-century castle where royalty and distinguished guests have been entertained for centuries. With a variety of spaces suitable for different wedding styles, we will help you plan the perfect day. There are also eight luxury bedrooms for you to stay overnight within the castle. ~MAGNIFICENT STATE ROOMS~ With its 17th-century ornate ceilings the State Drawing Room is a grand space that would offer you a picture-perfect, sumptuous ceremony. The deep colours and portrait-lined walls of the State Dining Room make it an opulent destination for a dramatic wedding breakfast. ~INTIMATE SETTINGS~ In the oldest part of the castle, the Panelled Room is ideal for smaller weddings or those who want a more private ceremony. ~RUSTIC, CONTEMPORARY SPACES~ For a different feel, you can continue your celebrations in the Cobbled Courtyard and atmospheric Vaulted Cellar. Our Victorian Kitchen with its original range is a unique space for a quirky elopement or perhaps a family dinner the night before the big day. It is included with our overnight accommodation. ~OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES~ With picturesque backdrops, the gardens and grounds give you lots of options for that perfect wedding shot while your guests can enjoy games on the lawn. Our outside spaces are also a stunning setting for a marquee reception or alfresco ceremony. ~MAKE THE CASTLE YOUR HOME~ We have a choice of honeymoon suites and other apartments so you and up to sixteen of your guests can extend your stay at the castle. We only do exclusive use weddings so the castle is yours for your big day. We pride ourselves on a flexible approach to make sure your day is everything you hope it to be. Contact us with your plans and we'll do all we can to make that happen.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jacqueline
All weddings are unique so please contact me directly to discuss your ideas and I can take you through some of the fabulous facilities we have here at Thirlestane Castle. Whether you want a grand, elegant wedding or a more intimate, rustic ceremony, we can find something to suit. Contact me to arrange a time to come and have a look around. I look forward to hearing about your plans.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1982
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(1)
(1)
Lauren and Kevin
Married in July 2018
July 2018
Perfect Wedding Day
My husband and I were married at Thirlestane Castle this past June. We first discovered Thirlestane Castle on Bridebook and instantly contacted them to see what it would entail for an international couple to be married there. I quickly heard back from Rhona and worked with her over the months to create the best wedding day and venue we could have imagined. We stayed in the Lauderdale Apartment at the castle for our wedding and it was an exceptional place for us to get ready at, and enjoy our time after our wedding. Rhona made our day so easy and smooth and took care of absolutely everything. I highly recommend Thirlestane Castle for your wedding day to be absolutely perfect!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Scottish Borders, TD2 6RU, Scotland

Nearest Town

Lauder

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M8 J1

Nearest Train Station

Stow

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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