Borthwick Castle

North Middleton, Midlothian  (Lothian & Borders) EH23 4QY Map · Telephone · Website
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About Borthwick Castle

Luxuriously romantic, Borthwick Castle is nestled within the beautiful landscape of the Scottish hills providing a truly spectacular setting for your perfect wedding celebration. 600 years of dramatic Scottish history await you and your guests, providing a magical backdrop to your Scottish Wedding. Borthwick Castle will be exclusively yours; from the majestic reception rooms to the twelve elegant bedchambers scattered throughout the Castle and accessed via the fairy-tale spiralling staircases, our delightful Crookston Cottage can accommodate an additional four guests and finally our luxurious and private Gatehouse - the perfect retreat for the newlyweds to unwind at the end of an unforgettable day. Each one of the 12 uniquely designed bedchambers comes paired 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, activities , pre wedding barbecues, a late night dram as well as providing stunning views and numerous photo opportunities. The magnificent Great Hall, Garrison and Stateroom are all licensed for religious, humanist and civil ceremonies and partnerships.. The Castle can accommodate up to 85 guests for your Wedding for the whole day.

Our friendly team 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 wedding, 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 sumptuous 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, personalising your day , realising your hopes and dreams. 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 Wedding from a lone piper to a full Ceilidh Band; activities, 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 youryour day.

  • 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 reception rooms and 12 bedchambers
  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships
  • The castle can accommodate up to 85 guests for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.
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Reviews for Borthwick Castle

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Tyler and Aurelie · Married on 25/08/2019

    5.0
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    Perfect Venue

    What can we say about a wedding at Borthwick? It was perfect.

    We had almost no ideas when we set out to plan the wedding. Or a million ideas and nothing concrete. The moment we stepped inside Borthwick - the first venue on a list of many we were going to visit - we knew we’d get married there. We wanted a medieval castle that somehow both felt like a castle and like a luxury hotel; modern in the ways that mattered, but castle-y in every other possible way. Borthwick met that goal and then went way beyond it. The dining hall is spectacular. The ceremony space is gorgeous. Spending time on the lawn outside makes you feel like you’re in some kind of fantasy show.

    And what could we say to do justice to the service? Our coordinator at the castle - Amy - was simply flawless. Not only did she handle almost a year’s worth of our constant questioning and requests with absolute aplomb, but when there were issues on the day of the wedding, she would come to us with a solution already worked out. Amy is one of the most professional and capable people I have worked with in any capacity and we could not recommend her enough.

    We could go on. In the interest of space, we’ll just add that the chef’s team was absolutely phenomenal. We had *highly* bespoke requests and fantasized about a Michelin-quality dinner for our wedding. They delivered, and then some.

    Ten out of ten. Eleven out of ten, even! Absolutely fantastic job by everyone at Borthwick and we could not recommend them more strongly.

    Sent on 16/10/2019
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    Chris & Carrie Ninnes · Married on 15/06/2019

    5.0
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    Stunning location, incredible team

    We got married at Borthwick in June 2019. It's a beautiful setting, inside and out, but the staff really put it above any other venue I've attended or worked at. From planning the wedding through to the execution and follow up, they were willing to help out with any and all tasks and provided an impeccable level of service, while simultaneously being amazingly accommodating. They even helped us get everyone home at the end of the night when the coach didn't turn up, including ferrying people in their own cars.

    The castle and its grounds are the perfect wedding venue - with the three-tier setup of the Garrison, State Room, Great Hall and Lawn, there are separate spaces for each element of the day which keeps things flowing and minimises setup stress. This was aided by every member of staff being polite, helpful and excellent at managing the guests. Decor in both the reception and bedrooms is stunning.

    The food is exceptional, the drinks selection excellent and both chef and catering manager very knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a selection of dietary requirements, all of which were taken in their stride, and they even created unique end-of-night food based on the story of our engagement.

    We genuinely couldn't have asked for a better experience, thank you.

    Sent on 17/09/2019
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    Elaine & Martin Killick · Married on 10/06/2019

    5.0
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    Best Wedding Venue

    We got married at Borthwick 10th June 2019. The most special day in a breathtaking stunning perfect castle. Yvonne the wedding coordinator was incredible. Yvonne sorted everything for us from Flowers to wedding favours, She organised the Kilt Company to visit whilst we were there visiting the castle before. The cake and more. The food at the castle was first class, we all over indulged. the staff were wonderful so friendly and helpful. Our family and friends were all blown away with the wedding at the castle.

    Sent on 17/09/2019

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Borthwick Castle FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
    Castle
    Historic
    Landmark
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Confetti Permitted

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