Dundas Castle

(15 reviews) 15 5
South Queensferry Edinburgh Lothian & Borders EH30 9SP
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About Dundas Castle

South Queensferry, Edinburgh
Lothian & Borders, EH30 9SP

Welcome to Dundas Castle, one of Scotland’s most beautiful castles that is steeped in history and is one of the top 5 star exclusive use venues in Britain! Unlike a hotel event, our Castle is booked in its entirety for your wedding day. Whether you’ve been dreaming of your special day since you were young, or if you have just received the biggest surprise of your life and have no idea where to begin, we will be on hand through it all to help you to plan your big day.

If you’re looking for a religious, humanist or civil ceremony, there are several spectacular settings at Dundas Castle for you to exchange your vows. In Scotland, Humanist ceremonies are legally binding so there is no reason for you to host a separate civil ceremony! Our team of experts will be on hand to help and advise you to make sure that the necessary legal requirements are met.

There are 17 bedrooms available for your closest family and friends to relax in, and we will invite you in to our venue prior to the day to allocate each room to your guests who would like to stay with us. Our wonderfully romantic Boathouse on the loch can be hired for the night of your wedding, and is booked independently of the Castle. Please let your wedding coordinator know if you would like to stay here.

The caterers at Dundas Castle are Prestige Venues and Events. They will work alongside you and your fiancée to create a delicious menu that will be perfect for you both, and your guests. About three months before your wedding, you will be invited to meet with your caterers for a tasting to make a final decision on your menu. All of our food can be Halal and we are able to offer Kosher-style dishes.

We would love to send you our Wedding Brochure with further details so please get in touch today to discuss your plans.

• 5 Star Exclusive Use Venue • Historic Auld Keep location for your ceremony of up to 110 guests • 17 Luxurious Bedrooms • Luxury Pavilion for your reception of up to 200 guests • Just 10 minutes from Edinbugh Airport, and 25 minutes from Edinburgh city centre • 2 Day Wedding Packages available

Facilities at Dundas Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
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 :
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
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Dundas Castle Location

Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders, EH30 9SP

South Queensferry Edinburgh Lothian & Borders EH30 9SP
0131 319 2039
15 5

Dundas Castle Reviews (15)

Our beautiful December 30th 2017 wedding
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By Emma Grieve, on 12 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Dec 2017

We couldn’t have asked for a more rememberable day from start to finish. The day run so smoothly, with beautiful scenery and stunning room, it was like being in a fairy tale. All the staff were more then amazing from the planing to the actual day. The whole day was magical and I wish I could do it all again. We will definitely go back and visit this stunning castle and say hello to Sir Jack how is a true gent, and give all the girls in the office a hug.

Hollie, Wedding Events Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 16/01/2018 12:03:32

Hello Emma and Graham, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It really was a pleasure having you and your guests here at the castle in December. Your wedding was truly beautiful! We miss you here at Dundas! Wishing you both all the happiness in the world.

Unforgettable winter wedding at Dundas Castle!
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By Emma Scoular, on 06 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2017

From the moment we visited Dundas when looking for wedding venues we felt the warmth of this beautiful castle, and truly felt in incredibly good hands with Hollie & Genevieve who were looking after us. It offered everything we could have wanted for a large wedding, having the reception canapes in the castle itself with the fires lit and the cake cutting by the stairs, then on to a fantastic pavillion for the wedding breakfast and dance itself. Everything was organised perfectly and the day ran without a hitch. The suppliers suggested were top notch and the food and service on the day was also excellent- all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed it and we had so many compliments about the venue and the food. Everyone there managed the day with incredible professionalism but also a friendly smile and a supporting hand- they really made us feel party of the family there and that we were welcome into a special home. We would recommend this venue and the team to anyone looking to have their wedding in a Scottish Castle! Thank You. x

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 06/12/2017 14:13:29

Hi Emma, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! We are so thrilled that you had such a fantastic wedding at Dundas Castle and we really appreciate all of your kind comments. Best wishes from all of the team!

Stunning Wedding Venue
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By Hattie Smith, on 30 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Nov 2017

We had a winter wedding at Dundas Castle recently and the whole package is genuinely faultless. The venue is absolutely beautiful but it is the team and service which really sets it apart. The ops team are on hand every step of the way to make the planning and day as perfect as possible, and they really go the extra mile at every turn. I cannot rate this venue highly enough -my husband and I now can’t believe we ever looked anywhere else!

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 01/12/2017 10:02:24

Hi Hattie, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review! We are so happy that you had such a great experience at the Castle, it was such a pleasure to be part of your special day. Thank you for choosing Dundas! Best wishes from all of our team.

An amazing weekend
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By Lucy MacKinven, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Nov 2017

Everything about our wedding at Dundas Castle was amazing!! First of all, the venue is simply stunning - the driveway and the grounds set the tone from the beginning, then the auld keep is the perfect setting for an intimate ceremony (even with 110 people it felt really intimate) with an amazing atmosphere, the main house (where we had a drinks reception) really shows the grandeur of the Castle but is still cosy and beautiful and the pavilion is the perfect place for the party to start! We had guests coming from all over the World and everyone said it was one of the best venues they had every been to. We stayed in the Castle for the weekend and all the bedrooms and bathrooms are beautifully decorated, each with their own unique feel and with little touches. Our stay at such a beautiful Castle was made so enjoyable by the staff. Morven, Fleur and Genevieve were amazing from start to finish helping us organise our wedding. Nothing was ever too much bother - I never heard the word 'no' once (even when my now husband asked to have the Dundas sword with him all day!) Their co-ordination and support in the run up and on the day made sure everything went smoothly and made the day stress-free for us and our family, I can't thank them enough! We were made to feel like the Castle was our home for the weekend but if we need anything they were there for us. It was a perfect venue for our wedding and I would highly recommend Dundas Castle! Wish we could do it all again!!

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 28/11/2017 10:51:00

Hi Lucy, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review! We are so delighted that you had such a wonderful experience, it was a pleasure to have you and Fraser spend you special day at Dundas Castle. Best wishes from all of the team here.

The Best Wedding. Ever.
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By Anne, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017

My daughter, who works all the time, sent me to scout wedding venues in Scotland. We live in the US but she attended college there and her fiancé is of Scottish heritage. I reviewed 6 venues and Dundas Castle won hands down. It is conveniently located very near the airport and Edinburgh and the Dakota Hotel is near by for putting up extra guests. Also, it was the right scale: the castle and grounds were exquisite, but not too pretentious. They were married in the romantic Auld Keep, a tower built in 1416, which was a perfect size for our 85 guests. We were able to reserve the entire estate from Friday noon to mid-afternoon on Sunday. All the vendors recommended by the wedding team were top rate: the food was excellent, the Planet flowers gorgeous, the Korda String Quartet just beautiful, the band spot on. The fireworks (that everyone managed to keep as a complete surprise from the bride and groom) and the Fife and Drum band were terrific and added a unique, joyful experience to the wedding. Above all, the staff was far more attentive, cheerful and helpful than we had a right to expect. I know they have done this hundreds of times, but we felt we were the most special wedding party ever. Thank you Dundas, for my daughter's truly magical, fairy tale wedding come true, in a most authentic way! So many guests said it was by far the best wedding they had ever attended.

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 29/11/2017 10:37:24

Hi Anne, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review! We are all blown away by your kind words, and so delighted to hear that you had such a special time at Dundas Castle. Very best wishes to all of you and your family from the whole team.

Perfect Day, Perfect Venue
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By Lisa Williams, on 15 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Jul 2017

It's difficult to convey just how amazing the venue and staff at Dundas Castle are. From very early on in the planning process I could tell how organized and efficient Morvern and her staff were, but quite honestly I was not prepared for how truly incredible they would make our wedding. We are from the states and we were very aware of how much we were asking of our guests to travel to Scotland. While we knew having a wedding in a castle was a novelty for many, it was still hard not to think "what party could possibly justify flying across the Atlantic? Why did we do this again?" But incredibly the wedding really was spectacularly worth it. The staff were absolutely lovely, the food was unbelievable, every vendor recommended by Dundas was excellent and it was the most well-run event I've ever attended. There was so much excitement and joy the entire day and night. And it was such a wonderful experience to be able to leave both our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception and head into the library late at night to share more moments with our close friends and family. Thank you Dundas for shattering all of my expectations and allowing me to say with complete honesty that it really was the best day of our lives.

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 29/11/2017 10:37:58

Hi Lisa, wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such an amazing review. It really is so wonderful for us to hear how special your wedding day was. We will make sure all of the team see your lovely words. Very best wishes from us all at Dundas Castle.

Best Day Ever
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By Emma and Jamie, on 06 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 26 May 2017

The setting is exquisite and the opportunities for photos were superb. The Dundas staff attended to every detail of our experience and nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms are oldie worldly in décor but modern in appliances and comfort. Don't think you could ask for more from a wedding venue - it was stunning.

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 29/11/2017 10:42:14

Hi Emma & Jamie, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review. It was such a pleasure to have you at Dundas Castle for your special day, and we are so pleased to hear you had such a fantastic experience. Best wishes from us all.

No venue like it!
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By Calum and Stephanie, on 30 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2016

Thank you for everything the amazing team at Dundas did for us. We were so pleased we chose this venue for our wedding day there is no way we would have got a nicer venue with better staff anywhere! We are so grateful for the special day you all gave us. The advice and interest you all paid in every aspect of our wedding was invaluable. Location, reputation, the grounds, the staff, the service, it’s a special place. No venue like it! The staff couldn’t have done enough for us. They played a huge part in creating our special day. Alyson and Morvern were amazing! So many of our guests complimented the staff and the service. It was the best we have ever experienced at a wedding. The food was the best we have tasted at a wedding with a menu like no other. Top restaurant standards. Recommendations were top class, callanish, Planet Flowers, Prestige, Alan and Jackie Rankine. Family and friends found the accommodation luxurious and befitting of Dundas Castle Weddings.

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 29/11/2017 10:45:09

Hi Calum & Stephanie, thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are blown away by your amazing words, and we are so pleased you chose Dundas Castle. Best wishes from us all.

most memorable highlights of our lives
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By Fred, Father of the Bride, on 30 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2016

I don’t even know where to begin to thank everyone for one of the most memorable highlights of our lives. Ive attended, as well as hosted, many affairs and there is no doubt in my mind this is by far the most wonderful event. Yes, it was my daughter’s wedding and I couldn’t be happier. But when a venue performs like the Dundas, you deserve as much credit for our happiness. From the very beginning when we started meeting the staff from different departments over a year ago, everything ran flawless. Helpful, professional and delightful to work with. Considering much of the correspondence was from a far the moment we arrived on the day of the wedding, you made us feel at home and relaxed. You were prepared for everything and the wedding ran without any issues at all. Amazing!! I had the opportunity to meet several members of your staff and I have to say they are a true reflection of your professionalism and client service. Thank you. Im not sure if the staff in the pavilion is your’s, or the caterers, but the service during dinner and the party was beautiful. It almost felt the serving of dinner was choreographed. Friends and family were amazed of the excellent service provided. Thank you. We have received so many wonderful comments from our friends and family about the Dundas. The guests from across the pond were amazed; the Scots speechless (probably because of the open bar…LOL). Everyone said this was the best affair they have ever been to…ever. I can go on and on. Thank you and your entire staff for making this such a beautiful day for Rachel and Fraser. They will have this memory forever.

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 29/11/2017 10:46:48

Hi Fred, where do we start! This is such an amazing review and we can't thank you enough for your kind words. We are so delighted that you all had such a fantastic time at Dundas Castle, it was a pleasure to be part of Rachel and Fraser's special day. Best wishes from us all.

Best Wedding Venue!
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By Rachel and Fraser, on 30 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2016

We just recently had our wedding held at Dundas Castle in South Queensferry, Scotland. The day was more than we could have ever imagined it. They provide so many options for you that booking outside suppliers is minimal. From the start of working with Dundas, the staff has been extremely friendly and helpful. They are very attentive and easy to work with. Their main goal for you on your day is to make everything you want to happen. It's hard to imagine that everything is basically laid out for you, but when the day comes, they make the day run so smooth and exciting that nothing can go wrong. Our guests are still writing to us that our wedding at Dundas is the best wedding they have ever gone to. They work well with planning internationally as well. We had a unique wedding with many people flying internationally. They catered to everyone. If they didn't provide something themselves, they have many referrals to give you that can help you find the right band, florist, photographer, etc. Rain or Shine, your event, stay, wedding will be an amazing memory.

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 29/11/2017 10:32:24

Hi Rachel & Fraser, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. It was such a pleasure to be a part of your special day, thank you for choosing Dundas Castle! Best wishes from us all.

Had our dream wedding at Dundas Castle
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By Liz and Angus, June 2016, on 30 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 26 Jun 2016

We could not have picked a better place then Dundas Castle to have our wedding. The staff were excellent and really worked hard to make the day special for us. The caterers were fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. They helped us plan everything and met with us so many times to make sure everything was perfect, it was so well orchestrated. The overnight stay was brilliant - the rooms are like a fairytale. We had many American guests over and they all said it was an experience they'll remember always. We had so much fun we talked about getting a divorce so we could have our wedding there again!

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 29/11/2017 10:26:05

Hi Liz & Angus, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review. We are so delighted that you had such a fantastic experience at Dundas Castle. Very best wishes from all of the team.

The entire day was magical.
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By Mrs Webster, on 30 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2015

Everyone was in awe of the beautiful castle and the time "waiting" for the bride and groom passed in a flash. It was all luxurious. Everything was managed so well throughout the day that we could not fault a thing. We were told by some of our guests that it was the best wedding they had attended. Bride and groom were so happy the whole day and said they were so pleased to have chosen Dundas Castle.

Kara Darling, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dundas Castle responded to this review on 29/11/2017 10:36:47

Hi Mrs Webster, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear your lovely comments, and delighted that you had such a great experience at Dundas Castle. Best wishes from us all.

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