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On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

Arniston House is a wedding venue located in Gorebridge, Midlothian in Scotland. This picturesque property has a history dating back four centuries, providing a striking atmosphere for your special occasion. With a number of options for indoor or outdoor celebrations, your wedding can be tailored to reflect your vision. The venue employs a dedicated staff who are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience, from planning to execution.

Facilities and Capacity

Upon arriving at Arniston House, you'll be greeted by its stunning stone facade and impressive architectural details. Offering exclusive use hire of the Orangery and grounds for your bespoke wedding, Arniston offers the opportunity to have a weekend event and not just the day. The Orangery features floods of natural light with dramatic arches and original stone walls, which creates a dreamy, ethereal atmosphere. After your romantic ceremony, you and your partner can wander the grounds to discover a number of stunning photo opportunities. As part of the venue hire, the walled garden offers a wonderful option for pre and post-wedding day gatherings with family and friends, the Orangery is a stunning ceremony setting where your reception can be held in a marquee on the beautifully manicured lawn. Once night falls, you can choose to hold a fireworks display for an incredible ending to a magical day. The venue can accommodate weddings of all sizes, from 5 to 1000 guests.

Services Offered

Arniston House offers bespoke wedding packages to best meet your needs. This venue keeps the yearly total number of weddings to a minimum, helping to ensure the grounds are kept in immaculate condition. This also allows them to focus more attention on the fine details of your event. Their on-site planners work with the highest-quality suppliers so your event runs as smoothly as possible. They've also obtained an evening entertainment license for lively nighttime celebrations.


The property contains 5 charming holiday cottages, perfect for your wedding party or out-of-town guests. These cottages sleep anywhere from 4 to 6 people and make for a quiet place to rest your head after your big day. Each one is unique, well appointed, and contains modern amenities for the most comfortable stay possible. Guests of the cottages can explore the grounds and take in the beautiful scenery that surrounds them.


This venue is conveniently situated 11 miles from Edinburgh's city centre and just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport. You and your guests can also enjoy a number of nearby attractions, such as Vogrie Country Park and Glentress Biking Trails. In addition, you may choose to explore local pubs, restaurants, cafes, and more.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Orangery on site
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Reviews for Arniston House

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Philip C. Sent on 14/12/2021
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Superb, couldn’t have asked for a better venue

Arniston is a really up and coming wedding venue. The offer of exclusive use of the estate for up to 5 days was a game changer for us as it allowed time for our families to catch up after the pandemic before the wedding itself.

The Orangery is a stunning setting for a ceremony. It’s bright and has great acoustics. We were also given the flexibility to have the ceremony outside or in a marquee.

The estate is immaculate and has plenty of space for families and wedding party to stay (we had 25+ and room left over!).

Kim is a wonderful host and super organized. No request is too small and she really does go out of her way to make sure the day runs smoothly (even to the extent of gathering weather reports so we were fully prepared!).

We had a wonderfully special time at Arniston for our wedding and wish it every success in the future.

Joanna & Philip
Ben C. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Arniston House Wedding Team go above and beyond to make your special day perfect for you!

We had our wedding ceremony and reception in the Orangery at Arniston House.
The day was perfect from start to finish, we cannot praise Kim, Henny and the Arniston team highly enough.
There running of the day was smooth and stress free as was the setup the day before.
Throughout the planning and organising Kim was incredibly helpful and understanding, and responses to our queries were received very promptly.
The team went above and beyond to make our wedding both unique to us and enjoyable for all our guests.
Amber H. Sent on 26/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our Dream Wedding Day!

We had the most special wedding at Arniston house. A truly beautiful venue, with a very knowledgable and helpful team who went above and beyond to allow us the day we had envisioned (even during a pandemic). Our day was expertly coordinated and flawlessly executed by Kim, who was always on hand to answer any queries. An exclusive Scottish venue offering a dream location for any event!

We cannot thank Arniston and the team enough - our wedding was everything we could have imagined and more!!
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Ann & Jamie
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