15 Best Wedding Venues in Edinburgh

Wedding Photographer’s Guide

To avoid ranking and positioning all Wedding Venues in Edinburgh that are featured in this post are set in alphabetical order. If you find your way to this page you are obviously in search of your perfect wedding venue.  Your criteria for a dream venue might be slightly different from mine. 

Myself as a wedding photographer looking at those strictly from an artistic point of view. So what you can find here is based on my personal taste. None of the venues are endorsing or sponsoring me in any way. I either worked there or visited those venues at some point.

Choosing an Edinburgh wedding venue that’s right for you

Edinburgh has a wealth of excellent wedding venues. From the quaint to the quirky, there is something to suit every couple’s style. Each venue offers its own unique flavour to your wedding and will have a big impact on the look and feel of your big day. What’s more, choosing a picture-perfect venue can make the wedding photos truly special.

The Venues

Borthwick Castle

An enchanting and whimsical castle with striking architecture and beautiful grounds. The interiors tastefully reflect the castle’s history and prestige, with chandeliers and backlit ceilings lighting up the rooms below.

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Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie is Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle, complete with spiral staircases, turrets and a moat. It provides a majestic background to your wedding photos that will capture all the magic and charm of the occasion.

Dundas Castle

Dundas castle offers a classic fairy-tale wedding experience. The castle encompasses various buildings and its pale stone walls and whimsical turrets make it a magical setting. The grounds are extensive and enjoy views towards the Firth of Forth.

Ghillie dhu

An Edinburgh wedding venue with a twist. This ornate building has been transformed into a unique and whimsical setting. Authentic features such as the oak floors and delicate cornicing have been beautifully restored alongside striking contemporary design and colour.

Glencorse House and Old Kirk

A favourite of Robert Louis Stevenson, this country estate has charm and romance in abundance. With its pristine lawns, tranquil lake and glorious leafy woodlands, there are endless opportunities for romantic shots around the grounds. The carefully restored 17th century church Old Kirk has even featured in the television series Outlander.

Hopetoun House

Said to be Scotland’s finest stately home, if you are looking for a wedding venue to impress, Hopetoun Estate is the perfect location. The house is magnificent and the grounds are vast, with endless picture perfect angles to choose from.

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The Hub

Standing proud in Edinburgh’s historic castle region, the Hub is the perfect location for an arty, statement wedding. The vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows of the original Victorian architecture have been transformed in vivid colour and bold patterns, making this an unconventional and one-of-a-kind wedding venue.

InterContinental Edinburgh the George

The Edinburgh The George hotel is an impressive wedding venue, ideal for those looking for elegance and sophistication. From the spectacular 18th Century ballroom to the roof top terrace with views across Edinburgh, there are plenty of magnificent spaces to make your wedding a picture-perfect occasion.

Jupiter Artland

For an artistic background to your wedding photos, this award-winning contemporary sculpture garden is enchanting. Combining natural beauty with artistic masterpieces, the gardens boasts 100 acres of beautiful woodland and meadows, filled with striking modern artwork by internationally acclaimed artists.

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Kirknewton House Stables

The Kirknewton Stables are a stylish and intimate wedding location. The buildings have been beautifully restored and their pale stone walls and warm oak floors form a soothing, classy interior. On the spacious lawn outside you can opt for a marquee or even an outdoor ceremony under the trees.

Mansfield Traquair

This magnificent building possesses all the charm of historic church architecture whilst having the flexibility of a modern venue. Soaring ceilings and intricate murals arch over a spacious hall that can be transformed to your liking. An awe-inspiring setting in which to make your vows

Norton House

The 55 acres of beautiful parkland surrounding Norton House provide endless romantic photo opportunities. The colours change with the seasons, from the golden leaves of autumn to lush greens of summer and the house itself makes for an impressive backdrop too.

Orocco Pier

With panoramic views across the Firth of Forth and the Three Bridges, Orocco pier offers a breath-taking backdrop to your big day. The venue itself makes full use of the gorgeous view with floor to ceiling windows and decking leading straight down the beach.

Prestonfield House – The Stables

Rich interiors and lavish furnishings combine with beautifully kept gardens and spacious parkland in this spectacular Edinburgh wedding venue. From peacocks parading the lawns to carefully clipped topiary, Prestonfield offers a setting that will make your day look and feel luxurious.

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Unusual Venues Edinburgh

The Caves | The Rowantree | Marlins Wynd

A true taste of Scottish heritage, these historic vaults lie under the 18th Century South Bridge and were originally used to store whiskey. The low arched brick ceilings and flagstone floors are steeped in history and provide an intimate and unique setting, especially when lit up at night. 

Best Wedding Venues in Edinburgh

Creative eye and a passion for wedding photography place me in a unique spot to take photos that reflect the character and style of your special day. I am skilled in finding the best angles and lighting to capture the ambience of your wedding and provide you with artistic photos you will love looking through in years to come. Get in touch to book my services for your wedding day.