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Last update: February 2024

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Carberry Tower

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Cathy
Cathy Sent on 15/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding venue

Almost as soon as we viewed Carberry Tower for the first time, we knew it was exactly what wed pictured for our wedding. The house, grounds, chapel and pavilion were all exactly right for our needs, and Isabella was extremely helpful throughout the planning process in terms of answering all our questions quickly and clearly. Our guests all had a wonderful time and mentioned how much they loved Carberry Tower. We’d definitely recommend it to other recently-engaged couples, and we’re already planning to come back and stay as guests for our anniversary next year!
Stephen
Stephen D. Sent on 19/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Historical Wedding Venue

Carberry Tower is a fantastic venue

Staff were soo welcoming & attentive

Be mindful this is a historical building so will have some small rooms. But this is a well cared for & maintained building.

Would highly recommend
Georgia
Georgia R. Sent on 26/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A Magical Venue

We got married at Carberry Tower on 10th Jan 2024 and it was absolutely magical! The setting was gorgeous, the food and drinks were amazing and the chapel and reception room were beautiful. The package was very reasonably priced and Carberry was very flexible with change in guest numbers and any last minute changes. We had an amazing time, the team at Carberry Tower really looked after us and we look forward to visiting again soon!
Greta
Greta H. Sent on 04/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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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Samantha S. Sent on 04/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Gauld Wedding

I don’t know where to begin….the first time we visited Carberry Tower we fell in love. It is set in the most beautiful grounds with the best drive up to the Tower.
Isabella initially showed us around and explained how our day would go each room from where the ceremony would be, to drinks reception, marquee for dinner to finally where we would dance the night away just got better and better. We immediately left knowing it was our venue.
The planning over 14months were made very easy knowing I had a great team at Carberry on hand to help with anything. Their communication via email or phone is impeccable. On our wedding day Kasia was on hand to co ordinate our day, even if I changed how things went nothing was too much for them or a pain to change. I cannot recommend this venue enough! I just wish we could do it all again as I would book Carberry 100 times over.
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Frazer T. Sent on 20/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous experience

We had the most magical wedding at Carberry Tower in October 2023, and we couldn't be happier with our choice of venue. The staff at Carberry Tower were not only incredibly friendly but also exceptionally accommodating. They went above and beyond to ensure that our special day was exactly as we envisioned. We could visit whenever we wanted, and they were always there to assist us. Their advice was invaluable, and their responsiveness and experience were evident throughout the entire process. It was clear that they were well-versed in orchestrating beautiful weddings.

The venue itself is nothing short of stunning. The beautiful gardens provided us with a picturesque backdrop, and the thoughtful options for both rain and shine ensured that our day was perfect regardless of the weather. The rooms were not only comfortable but also spacious, providing ample room for our guests to enjoy the celebration.

The food options were delicious, and the curated supplier list made planning a breeze. What truly stood out for us was the ability to take over the entire venue, allowing us to keep the party going late into the night without any restrictions.

We wholeheartedly recommend Carberry Tower as a wedding venue. Our experience was nothing short of magical, and we are grateful for the exceptional service and beautiful setting that made our wedding day truly unforgettable.
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Danielle S. Sent on 28/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful!

We had the best wedding day ever because of Carberry! Absolutely delighted with how everything went. Everyone is so helpful!
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Kimi B. Sent on 30/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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. Sent on 12/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 05/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 18/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!!
J
Jennifer Sent on 14/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 18/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 09/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 02/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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Carberry Tower EH21 8PY Musselburgh (Lothian & Borders)
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