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This enchanting 13th century castle is set within a beautiful estate of parkland and forest on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Dalhousie castle boasts of an impressive 800 year history being the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland. The interior of this historic venue hosts individually styled bedrooms, award winning restaurants, and an Aqueous Spa, all in keeping with its original history and charm. Outdoors you can enjoy breath-taking surroundings, with our bridge over the South Esk River, garden walks and the onsite falconry.

Dalhousie Castle provides a truly idyllic setting for a wedding, which is available for exclusive or private hire, Vow Renewals and honeymoons. From the moment you arrive, a warm wholehearted Scottish welcome awaits you, to ensure yourself & your guests instantly feel at home.

We have three main packages as well as our two intimate wedding packages available, though if you have something in mind, please do let us know and our wedding coordinators would be delighted to create a bespoke package just for you.

Our specialist wedding coordinators shall guide you through the planning process of your special day, before handing over to our conference and banqueting team who shall ensure that you truly do, live the fairy tale.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dalhousie Castle!

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Hughes Sent on 04/03/2023
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Incredible venue with incredible staff

An absolutely beautiful venue, rich with history and perfectly organised. The whole team were super helpful and couldn't do enough for us. The venue is beyond beautiful and would definitely recommend having a private tour to learn the history.
A Sent on 21/11/2016
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sheer perfection

Had the most perfect wedding reception here for our daughter's wedding in December 2014. From our first visit to the castle, to the wedding day(and all the visits in between) we were made so welcome and the personal service of the wedding planner, Hanna, was second to none.
Nothing was too much trouble and the food was amazing. It's such a beautiful venue and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
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Dalhousie Castle Real Weddings

Abbie & Sean
50 photos · 01/03/2023
Josie & Luke
20 photos · 25/04/2022


Cockpen Road EH19 3JB Edinburgh (Lothian & Borders)
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