Carberry Tower

(32 reviews) 32 5
Musselburgh Edinburgh Lothian & Borders EH21 8PY
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About Carberry Tower

Musselburgh, Edinburgh
Lothian & Borders, EH21 8PY

One of the great Mansion Houses of Scotland, Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate is a place of intimate grandeur. And to marry here, is to weave your very own love story into a magnificent history that goes back to 1480 when the first foundation stone was laid.

Established over a period in excess of 500 years, Carberry Tower stands regally within 35 acres of its own private Estate parkland - just 7 miles from Edinburgh. With magnificent tree-lined driveways, sweeping lawns, landscaped ponds and meandering walkways, it's no wonder it is considered to be one of the most romantic places to get married in Scotland.

The private Chapel within the Estate grounds has capacity to seat 150 guests and makes a perfect setting for your Wedding ceremony. And with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the walled garden, the bright and inviting interior can also be decorated to whatever extent your imagination takes you.

The Champagne Terrace was a stunning gift from the late Queen Mother to her sister who used to live here and epitomises the grandeur and elegance of outdoor socialising in the true spirit of a truly grand garden party.

The Banqueting Pavilion at Carberry Tower has the capacity to seat 150 guests for a lavish wedding feast and the stunning chandeliers and views onto the Estate gardens all come together to create a beautiful and unique backdrop to the most spectacular day of your life.

After all the feasting and merriment, speeches and Champagne, the time has come to dance into the night and give thanks for a truly fabulous day! And the Rose Garden Rooms with capacity for 180 guests is the ideal part of the Mansion House for evening guests to come and join the celebrations. A delicious supper buffet can also be served in this area and there is plenty of room for dancing and a ceilidh band too!

• One of the great Mansion Houses of Scotland set within 35 acres of private Estate parkland • Magnificent tree-lined driveway • Can accommodate 150 guests in the private Chapel within the grounds • Large Champagne terrace perfect for outdoor drinks and socialising • Beautiful Banqueting Pavilion able to accommodate 150 guests for lavish wedding feasts • Rose Garden Suite available for your evening reception, accommodating up to 180 guests for buffet and dancing

Facilities at Carberry Tower

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Large Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
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
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Carberry Tower Reviews (32)

Perfect day
Venue Service

By Rachel and Joe, on 05 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

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!

Carberry Tower Wedding
Venue Service

By Catriona & Christos, on 18 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2019

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!!

Wonderful Wedding at Carberry!
Venue Service

By Jennifer & Richard Paton, on 14 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Mar 2019

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!

A wonderful and happy two days, thank you Carberry
Venue Service

By Molly and Brian, on 18 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2018

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

Superb venue with excellent team.
Venue Service

By Jude, on 09 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

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.

Stunning venue, excellent service!
Venue Service

By Dawn Donald, on 02 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

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.

April Wedding
Venue Service

By Kate Sutherland, on 03 May 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2018

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

Exceptional Wedding Venue - Bride & Groom
Venue Service

By Kimberley & Colin McDonald, on 03 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Mar 2017

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!

Amy Cullen, Senior Sales and Events Coordinator at Carberry Tower responded to this review on 05/04/2017 10:03:57

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

AmaZing Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Penny, on 14 Jul 2015

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.

Truly stunning
Venue Service

By Mother of the Groom, on 14 Jul 2015

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.

Anniversary Surprise
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By Chris & Carol Miller, on 12 May 2015

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.

Fairtail Wedding
Venue Service

By W Linton, on 12 May 2015

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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