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Carberry Tower

Musselburgh, Lothian & Borders View map Visit website
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60 to 150 Guests

About

Carberry Tower is a historic wedding venue located in Musselburgh, Lothian & Borders. Placed on 35 acres of private land, this stunning property is great for couples who are seeking to escape the big city noise and lighting. Since 1480, this estate has been hosting remarkable celebrations. Carberry Tower now welcomes couples from far and wide to add to this site's unrivalled history.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can begin their unforgettable day with an intimate ceremony in the Chapel. This charming site can sit up to 150 people who will witness you exchanging vows and officially tying the knot. The Chapel is complete with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the gorgeous walled garden. Once you've wed, you can take memorable photos in the walled gardens before making your way to the Champagne Terrace for a splendid drinks reception and hors d'oeuvres. This glamourous terrace was a gift from the Queen Mother to her sister who used to live at Carberry Tower. This spot allows you to host a grand garden party as the sun sets over the horizon. Receptions of up to 180 guests can follow in the Rose Graden Suite. This expansive area has ample space for seated guests, a dance floor, and live entertainment if desired.

Services Offered

Upon booking your big day at this stunning venue, their affable events team will be on-hand to ensure that your wedding runs smoothly. They can take a leading role in the complete setup and breakdown of all your decorations. What's more, this site's catering team can produce a delectable medley of cuisine splendour that is sure to satisfy all of your loved ones.

Accommodation

There are a number of lodges on this venue's land for you and your guests to use for overnight stays. The Willow Lodge features four double bedrooms, a living space, a full-service kitchen, and much more. This large house is ideal for either party as well as close family members. The Royal Suites are a great choice for newlywed guests. The Mary Queen of Scots suite provides stunning vistas of the estate as well as grand decorations that are fit for a King and Queen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Pub or Restaurant
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
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    Greta H. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Utterly magical

    We chose Carberry as our wedding venue and we were so, so glad we did. Kirsty in particular bent over backwards for us so many times that she must be in need of a good chiropractor at this point. Everything was just perfect. We had a large wedding of about 150 but there were no hiccups; nothing was too much trouble and the venue worked really well for the large numbers. The food was utterly delicious - we had loads of compliments from guests - and service was very slick. Staff were lovely throughout and there was no sense of pressure or anxiety at any point despite all the usual small bumps in the road you'd expect at a large wedding; they just seemed to roll with it. Carberry also dealt with our delay due to Covid absolutely impeccably so I would have full trust in them. Thank you so much - you made our wedding day truly everything we had hoped for.
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    Kimi B. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Wonderful day

    Carberry Tower is the absolute ideal location for your wedding. The grounds are simply stunning no matter the weather (which is handy in Scotland when you can get all 4 seasons in one day) and the staff are so friendly, helpful and brilliant at what they do.

    In particular, their wedding coordinator kirsty and her team are wonderful,they were able to guide and support us through our whole wedding journey, which was especially challenging during a global pandemic! The team are so knowledgeable when it comes to weddings that they are able to guide and make recommendations when needed to make your day as special as it possibly can be - in particular, their recommendation of our photographer (ryan white) who was brilliant on the day.

    our day was fantastic, and everything from the chapel to the food to the organisation and management was brilliant and we didn't need to worry about a thing. we couldn't recommend this venue or their team any higher! 5 stars all round.
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    Ines A. Married on 03/07/2021
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    Great wedding - even during Covid

    We got married at Carberry Tower and we were so, so happy with our choice of venue.

    Everyone in the staff was really lovely and helpful. Special thanks to Jo, who really did everything in her power to help us organise our special day in the middle of the pandemic. My family is from Spain and Carberry let us wait to give final numbers etc to the last minute in case the restrictions lifted and more people could come.

    They were also really accommodating in terms of dietary requirements (I had a guest give me special thanks for this) and in general everyone we talked to loved the food. On top of an extensive drink menu there were plenty of interesting non-alcoholic drink options for teetotal/pregnant people & teens, which we really appreciated.

    During our drinks reception it was pouring rain, but this was not a problem as the staff had contingency plans in place and there were plenty of very interesting, fancy rooms indoors where we could have our guests. Carberry Tower is an old building with tons of charm, it can sometimes feel a bit like a maze, but it looks amazing in photos and the kids loved exploring all the secret spots. And when the rain stopped, we were still able to enjoy the stunning garden! 
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    Rachel Married on 28/09/2019
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    Perfect day

    Thank you so much to Kirsty and all the staff at Carberry Tower for helping to create our perfect wedding day for us. All of the staff were fantastic - so friendly, professional and helpful. Kirsty was excellent and really helped to take all the stress out of the day so we could just enjoy it all. The venue and grounds are stunning and the efficiency of the staff really made a huge difference to our day. The food for the wedding breakfast was all delicious too. Our guests had an amazing time and kept telling us how great it all was. Thank you so much - we'll be back to visit again soon!
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    Catriona Married on 30/06/2019
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    Carberry Tower Wedding

    Dear Kirsty & Lyndsay,

    Just a note to say thank you both so much for everything you did to make our wedding so amazing. Lyndsay, from our first visit to Carberry we knew we were in safe hands - you were so helpful and straightforward, and despite the cross-cultural complications of our wedding, you always had a solution on hand. Kirsty, you took over seamlessly and were so friendly and reassuring in the weeks leading up to the big day, not to mention your endless patience with our last-minute changes! And on the day itself, everything went so perfectly - so many of our guests kept telling us how well-organised everything was, and how great the staff were. From the start of Sunday until the bus pulled away on Tuesday morning, everyone had an amazing time - including us! We can't imagine a better wedding than the one we had, and that's completely thanks to you two and all the staff at Carberry. We hope the ringing in people's ears from all the extremely loud Greeks has died down and that peace has returned to East Lothian!!
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    Jennifer Married on 09/03/2019
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    Wonderful Wedding at Carberry!

    My husband and I got married at Carberry Tower in March 2019. I would thoroughly recommend Carberry Tower if you are looking for a wedding venue in Scotland with beautiful grounds, friendly staff to help navigate the planning process, amazing food and a bit of a blank canvas to shape the venue to your design vision!
    We really liked the venue as you have exclusive use of the grounds and are never in the same room twice throughout the day. We had our ceremony in the chapel, drinks reception in the drawing room, wedding meal in the marquee and dancing/evening reception in the rose garden rooms.
    The wedding events team (especially Lyndsay) were a pleasure to work with during the planning process. They would respond quickly and were happy to make recommendations and suggestions. Every detail of the day was considered as part of their planning and they were flexible with any requests which we had including some small last minute adjustments. I stayed at the venue the night before the wedding and from the moment we arrived until we checked out the day after the wedding, all of the staff were so helpful and friendly.
    We were also really impressed by the quality of the food. We received lots of feedback from our guests that the food was amazing. Thoroughly recommend to anyone considering Carberry!
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    Molly Married on 24/08/2018
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    A wonderful and happy two days, thank you Carberry

    We couldn't have wished for a happier two days at Carberry Tower. We stayed with friends and family for two wonderfully fun days. Planning a wedding can be a stressful time - however Carberry does a truly fantastic job of helping you feel relaxed and supported throughout all of the planing. Our wedding coordinator, Lyndsay Mackenzie was nothing short of superb. From our first meeting with Lyndsay right through to checking out after the wedding - she was helpful, charming and so pleasant to work with. Thank you Lyndsay and all of the team at Carberry for giving us the best couple of days. It all exceeded our expectations, venue, food, service, everything was just as we had hoped. Molly and Brian xx
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    Jude Married on 18/08/2018
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    Superb venue with excellent team.

    We had the most magical wedding at Carberry Tower. Everything went perfectly from the ceremony right through to the end of the night, absolutely due to the excellent and very friendly staff. Louise, our wedding co-ordinator ensured all the little details were taken care of and all of our guests had a brilliant time, most of all we were able to relax and really enjoy the day in this stunning setting.
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    Dawn Married on 06/05/2018
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    Stunning venue, excellent service!

    We got married on 6th May 2018 and have had so many guests tell me it was one of the best weddings they have attended and I know the venue was a big part in such a fantastic day. We loved having the venue to ourselves and our guests felt so relaxed as a result. It is also lovely to have each part of the day somewhere different without leaving the venue. Louise and the team were running around after us, no task was left undone. In the morning of the wedding we felt like royalty being looked after and cannot fault anything from the day.
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    Kate Married on 14/04/2018
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    April Wedding

    We got married at Carberry Tower on 14 April 2018 and we could not have been happier with the service we received. The day ran smoothly from start to finish and every member of staff was friendly and helpful. The food was superb with several guests telling us it was the best main course they had eaten at a wedding. We had been a little worried about the size of the Rose Rooms for our evening reception but it was the perfect size and there was plenty of room for dancing, including ceilidh dancing. We loved having exclusive use as it really felt like we had a Scottish castle to ourselves for the day. Perhaps best of all was the fact that Carberry didn’t feel like your usual wedding at a hotel which can sometimes feel a little cold & corporate and instead it felt relaxed, warm and distinctly Scottish! We would recommend Carberry Tower as a wedding venue to anyone without hesitation. Thank you to Louise and everyone else at Carberry who gave us our perfect day!
    Kate and Euan Sutherland
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    Kimberley Married on 25/03/2017
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    Exceptional Wedding Venue - Bride & Groom

    Carberry Tower is an exceptional wedding venue and everything about our day from start to finish was absolutely incredible. It was more than we could ever have imagined and everything went seamlessly, we even got the Scottish sunshine! We picked the venue based on the impressive building and location, the amazing bedrooms and we loved that we could have the entire wedding onsite, including a church wedding. What we didn’t know at booking, was how amazing the staff, service and food would be, and I can say that they exceeded all expectations along the way. Any issues (very few) were promptly addressed and resolved, at all times the staff were extremely professional yet relaxed and flexible to any requests. We have been flooded with compliments from our guests (who travelled from all over the world) of what an amazing wedding it was, a true Scottish affair complete with dancing until dawn. We couldn't recommend it highly enough! Thank You, Carberry for making our day so special!

    Carberry Tower's reply:

    Dear Kimberley & Colin,

    Thank you both for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that your wedding was everything you could have hoped for! The weather was certainly a bonus, being the best day of the year so far! It was a pleasure to work with you throughout the planning process and be there on the day to see it all come together. The entire team would like to wish you both a lifetime of happiness and we cant wait to welcome you back to Carberry Tower Mansion House again! We will ensure that your kind words will be relayed to all of the staff involved in your Wedding.

    Kindest Regards,
    Amy
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    AmaZing Wedding Venue

    I spent a week end at the Carberry Tower for a wedding, a truly fabulous venue for such an event.

    Plus side:- The staff are a delight and nothing is too much trouble, the bar staff in particular will keep you entertained.
    The formal garden is a lovely place to sit and take photos.
    The building itself is so well appointed inside and feels just like a family home. Lovely tartan and tweed fabric, spacious sitting areas, so relaxing.
    Very good shower and lovely fragrant toiletries.
    Excellent wedding breakfast and dining area beautifully decorated.
    Wedding Chapel perfect and having Bagpipes really added to the atmosphere.
    Take your walking boots as the whole estate is fabulous to explore, with peaceful and very beautiful woods, filled with wild flowers to walk through.
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    Truly stunning

    As the setting for our daughters wedding, we were not disappointed. With guests traveling from all over the UK and rest of the world - everything went wonderfully. The staff especially Amy are to be congratulated, thank you all.

    The room we stayed in (The Royal Suite), was a once in a lifetime experience, I only wish I could have stayed longer. Thank you Carberry Tower.
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    Anniversary Surprise

    Our daughter booked us a one night stay with dinner, B&B+ high tea next day for our 43rd wedding anniversary. Everything was 1st class. Food, service, staff & accommodation'. A really fabulous stress free & relaxing break. Thank you all at Carberry Tower.
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    Fairtail Wedding

    Spent a fabulous day and night at the wedding of my Sister-in-law in sumptuous surroundings oozing historical charm.

    Attentive staff, comfortable accommodation in The Royal Suite and an absolutely fantastic raindrop shower and a super comfortable 4 poster bed.

    The wedding itself was faultless, the food was outstanding, the staff carried out their duties with immaculate precision and attention to detail and the marquee was immaculate.

    The grounds themselves are charming and peaceful and there was plenty of opportunity to step away from the party to relax and enjoy the peace and calm of the gardens.

    I think the Tower is a little time warp, sure the quirky floor arrangements and the out of order lift can be annoying, but you have to see it for what it is, it's an old but well preserved building with a touch of class and luxury.

    Highly recommended and would love to come back.

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