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Thirlestane Castle

£360 for Venue Hire
Up to 400
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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With its majestic turrets, Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders is a fairytale setting for weddings. This hidden gem is just 35 minutes from Edinburgh.
Pricing & Costs

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Choice of rooms for ceremony, drinks reception, and wedding breakfast. Marquee pitch if applicable for evening reception. Access to grou...
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Features & Capacity


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


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Nestling in the gentle Scottish Borders hills with majestic turrets, Thirlestane Castle is a fairytale setting for weddings. This hidden gem is one of the oldest & finest inhabited castles in Scotland, and is just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh. Royalty and distinguished guests have been entertained at Thirlestane Castle since the 16th century, and now you can have exclusive use of this castle to celebrate your future with the one you love. MAGNIFICENT STATE ROOMS The sumptuously decorated State Drawing Room with its ornate ceilings is perfect for ceremonies for up to 120 guests and seats 100 for your wedding meal. Alternatively, the elegant State Dining Room seats 80 for your ceremony and 75 for dinner. INTIMATE SETTINGS For smaller weddings, our Panelled Drawing Room holds up to 60 for an intimate ceremony or 45 for dinner. Have the castle experience without hiring a large room. RUSTIC, CONTEMPORARY SPACES For a different feel, why not get married in our beautiful cobbled courtyard which holds 130 people for a ceremony or 125 for dinner. Up to 40 people can dine in our Victorian Kitchen which has a more contemporary feel but maintains the vaulted ceiling and authentic Victorian range. TIME TO CELEBRATE Overlooking the oldest part of the castle, our Rose Garden is a stunning setting for a marquee reception for up to 200 guests. You can enjoy a garden party atmosphere on a summer’s afternoon, and later dance the night away under the stars. 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: Rhona
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. I look forward to hearing about your plans.


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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 ...
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Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M8 J1

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Nearest Airport


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