Borthwick Castle

(3 reviews) 3 5
North Middleton Gorebridge Midlothian Lothian & Borders EH23 4QY
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About Borthwick Castle

North Middleton, Gorebridge, Midlothian
Lothian & Borders, EH23 4QY

Stunning and luxuriously romantic, Borthwick Castle is nestled within the beautiful landscape of the Scottish border hills providing a truly spectacular setting for your perfect wedding experience. 600 years of dramatic Scottish history await you and your guests, providing a magical backdrop for your special occasion. Borthwick Castle will be exclusively yours; from the majestic public rooms to the ten elegant bedrooms scattered throughout the castle and accessed via the fairy-tale spiralling staircases plus our delightful Crookston Cottage which accommodates an additional four guests. Each uniquely designed bedchamber comes paied with an en-suite bathroom and are designed to o­ffer guests a relaxing and indulgent experience.

The surrounding grounds within the Castle walls set the ideal scene for summer drinks, barbecues and activities as well as providing stunning views and numerous photo opportunities! If you require more space we can also arrange to have a marquee installed on the lawn. The magnificent Great Hall, Garrison and State Rooms are all licensed for religious and civil ceremonies and partnerships or, if you prefer, we can assist you in booking Borthwick Church which is situated next to the Castle gates. The Castle can accommodate up to 75 guests for your event.

Our friendly staff will ensure all your guests are warmly greeted as they arrive at the Castle.  They can enjoy the stunning surroundings, sip a glass of champagne and meet new friends and old before the ceremony begins.  All our brides are given a room where they can make final preparations before their entrance into the ceremony room. Once the formalities are complete everyone can relax and enjoy the very best of Scottish hospitality; dining, dancing and creating wonderful memories.

After a truly magnificent event, you and your guests who are spending the night at the Castle can relax and unwind with a wee dram in front of the fire before heading off to your gorgeous bedrooms which have been prepared with a turndown service by our housekeeping team.  The following morning you can have a leisurely start by enjoying a delicious full Scottish Breakfast in the Great Hall and reliving the highlights of your fantastic wedding day.

We understand that every wedding is unique and we will work with you to ensure your day is designed to suit your exact requirements. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand every step of the way to assist in booking any additional requirements you may have and ensuring your wedding is truly unforgettable.  We will be able to assist and advise you on booking any additional requirements for your event from a lone piper to a full Ceilidh Band; garden games and a summer marquee, to floral decorations and bouquets. We can also help you to book any additional accommodation required for your guests and organise your transfers to and from the Castle. We will ensure that you really can relax and enjoy your special occasion!

• Set within scenic countryside yet just half an hour from Edinburgh • Stunning castle built in 1430 with over 600 years of history to tell • Refurbished to a luxuriously high 5 star standard • The whole castle is exclusively yours including three public rooms and 12 bedrooms • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships • The castle can accommodate up to 85 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast

Facilities at Borthwick Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Borthwick Castle Reviews (3)

Magical Wedding at Borthwick Castle.
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By Kenneth & Lisanne Stewart, on 26 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Jan 2018

Lisanne and I have just returned to the Netherlands from our magical wedding at Borthwick Castle. Jamie and Amy done such a wonderful job, we couldn't have wished for a better day. The guests loved the castle and rooms just as much as we did, the food was absolutely delicious and the piper was excellent and I'm sure Borthwick will be receiving a lot more guests from The Netherlands in the near future. No doubt we will be back. Our thanks to everyone at Borthwick Castle for the wonderful experience. Fantastic job!!! Kind regards, Kenneth and Lisanne Stewart P.S. An extra thank you for saving the day when one of our guests turned up without his kilt. We really appreciate the last minute shopping run Jamie done to get him a replacement kilt in time for the ceremony.

Jamie Neil , Event and Sales Coordinator at Borthwick Castle responded to this review on 18/05/2018 08:59:47

Hi Kenneth and Lisanne, It was an absolute pleasure to make both your dreams a reality and be part of your journey, planning your perfect day!! Both myself and the rest of the team wish you and your family well, and we would all be delighted to welcome you back to the castle in the near future. Kind Regards, Jamie Neil Event and Sales Coordinator

Why did you not make us book 3 nights.
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By Lorraine & Carl, on 26 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Nov 2017

Carl and I are wanted to thank you and the team again for making our wedding beyond perfect. Jamie, Amy, Kieran were wonderful and nothing but nothing was too much trouble. Please pass our thanks to Chef, the food was stunning and every guest has mentioned how fabulous the food and wines were. My only criticism, why didn’t you make us book 3 nights ??. We loved every minute of our stay at Borthwick and really look forward to returning. Our very best wishes and deepest thanks. Lorraine & Carl X

Jamie Neil , Event and Sales Coordinator at Borthwick Castle responded to this review on 18/05/2018 10:08:47

Dear Lorraine and Carl, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a great pleasure to work alongside you in planning your dream day!! Myself and the team wish you all the best for the future, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards, Jamie Neil Event and Sales Coordinator

The perfect location for a Scottish castle wedding
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By Jillian Bader, on 27 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Sep 2017

We had our wedding at Borthwick Castle in September of 2017, and I still think about it just about every day! It was the most magical day and one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The renovation they recently underwent is incredible, and all of the rooms look amazing. They managed to make everything feel new, while still looking appropriate in the setting. So many castles we visited in Scotland are beautiful on the outside, but on the inside they look like 80s hotels. Borthwick castle makes you feel like true royalty while you're there. The staff is also incredible, and work tirelessly to make sure all of your needs are taken care of. The icing on the cake was when we headed out on our coach the day after the wedding, and the entire staff waved us off. We all felt like we were Lords and Ladies in Downton Abbey! I could go on forever, but just do yourself a favor and book Borthwick!

Jamie Neil , Event and Sales Co-Ordinator at Borthwick Castle responded to this review on 06/07/2018 12:27:11

Dear Jillian and Matt Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. Both myself and the team were delighted to receive your review. It was also a pleasure to assist you in planning your big day! I hope to welcome you and Matt back to the castle in the near future. Kindest Regards, Jamie

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