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Dundas Castle is the romantic, enchanting wedding venue you have always dreamed about for your special day. A five star exclusive use venue, the Castle becomes entirely yours for when you say 'I do!' during a one day or multi-day celebration. Whether you are hoping for a weekend or mid-week wedding in winter, spring, summer or autumn, the Castle is the perfect place to make your very own to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. The experienced and dedicated team at Dundas Castle can't wait to help you start your happily ever after in an authentic Scottish Castle..

Facilities and Capacity

Situated within its own private 500 acre Estate, yet only 20 minutes for Edinburgh City Centre and 15 minutes for the airport, access is easy.

Whether you would like a religious, humanist or civil ceremony, Dundas Castle offers a number of beautifully romantic locations where you can exchange your vows. The Great Hall within the medieval Auld Keep is the most popular location for ceremonies; the Hall with its vaulted ceiling and ancient stonework add to the atmosphere of romance.The elegant Croquet Room provides an altogether different ambience for a wedding ceremony; the impressive open fire, crystal chandelier and outlook across the sweeping lawns of the Estate make this room popular for a more intimate wedding.Outdoor wedding ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular, and with a choice of settings, there is no reason why you can’t say ‘I do’ in a beautifully serene garden location on the Dundas Estate, or in the charming Courtyard.

Once the formality of the ceremony is over and the celebrations commence, whether you want an intimate candlelit feast for close family and friends in the 15th century Stag Chamber, a more formal wedding breakfast in the elegant Croquet Room or a larger dining celebration with dancing into the night for up to 200 people in the Pavilion, Dundas provides options to suit.

The front of the Castle is the perfect backdrop for a grand finale, with a marching Scottish pipe band and fireworks lighting up the night sky.

Many couples take full advantage of Dundas Castle being a destination for their wedding; having 17 delightful bedrooms, a wedding is an ideal opportunity to bring friends and family together under one roof for an extended celebration for 2, 3 or more nights.

Services Offered

Dundas Castle is available for exclusive use. Our expert team will guide you through the planning process, offering recommendations and help to identify the suppliers you need to bring your wedding vision into reality. During your wedding, our skilled team will be discretely by your side throughout the day to ensure that each and every moment is enjoyable, seamless and to plan. However long you spend at Dundas Castle, your wedding will be an occasion filled with love, laughter and memories you'll treasure forever.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

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:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
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100% Recommended by couples
Katie B. Sent on 11/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for our big day

As soon as we drove up to Dundas, we knew it was the venue for us. The castle and grounds are just extraordinary, with stunning views in every direction. The interior has been maintained beautifully, so that it feels traditional but fresh at the same time.
The interaction with the team at Dundas was exemplary from the first time seeing the place, throughout the planning and particularly on the day itself - they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, at ease, and to handle all our needs. There are so many beautiful options of where to host your ceremony, and the suppliers on the recommended list were all fabulous at helping us put together our dream day.
We opted to have the venue the night before, and had the perfect time with our wedding party and immediate family, enjoying the wide range of facilities and relaxation areas. This also meant we could get ready on-site, which was so much fun and something out of a fairytale.
All our guests commented on how stunning the place is, and how helpful the staff were on the day.
We could not recommend Dundas highly enough - it is truly special, and we are so grateful for the support we received throughout the planning process and celebration itself.
Hazel F. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Felt like home

The team at Dundas Castle made us feel so welcome from the moment we went to view the venue to the day we left after our wedding. The whole weekend was perfect, the wedding team are incredible and our guests absolutely loved the look and feel of the Castle.
Rhiannon H. Sent on 19/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The dreamiest location and 5* service

We got married at Dundas in Aug'22 and it was a magical experience! From the moment we arrived at the venue, we knew it was truly a special location and we couldn't wait to get married there. The team at Dundas are true professionals, with incredible attention to detail who delivered a truly 5* experience from day 1. Everything was handled brilliantly on the day itself, giving us memories we will treasure forever. A huge shout out to Mahi, Louise and Katy!
Olivia R. Sent on 14/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Five star venue, five star staff

My husband and I wed here in July of 2022 and it was the experience of a lifetime. Our guests are still talking about it. Everything from the castle grounds to the beautiful bedrooms, to the incredible staff made the weekend unforgettable. Mahi and Morvern were GREAT people to work with and made the whole planning experience seamless. Highly highly recommend this venue if you are exploring others in the area - it is the best by FAR!

My only caveat - if you are getting married here, please be wary of the catering company 'Heritage Portfolio'. Their food is incredible, but their execution on the day of the wedding was a complete failure followed by their staff (not Dundas') being less than attentive to the situation. Not a reason not to book this venue, but make sure you speak to the manager Adam (something I did not do) and confirm timings and meals ahead of time.
Carolanne M. Sent on 27/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding Venue

My wife and I got married in Dundas Castle in June 2022. When we first went to visit Dundas, we fell in love with this stunning venue and knew we wanted our special day there. All of our guests commented on the exclusiveness of the venue and how it felt like being part of a fairytale. They were blown away by the beauty of the castle and its grounds.
What made this a truly memorable experience for us was the in-house wedding coordinators. Suzi and Katy took our vision and made it so special, taking the stress away from us. Suzi and the team were attentive, professional and welcoming from the day we got there. Our suppliers were blown away by the service provided. We can’t thank them enough!
I highly recommend Dundas as a venue, it truly was the best day of our lives, leaving us with the most amazing memories.
Regan B. Sent on 16/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

5 star experience at Dundas Castle. Castle and staff absolutely amazing!

I will never be able to properly articulate how amazing Dundas Castle and its staff is. My husband and I rented the castle for our 2 day wedding celebration this past May and it far exceeded expectations. Being from the USA, we had to make the difficult decision of picking a wedding venue based off of the pictures online. We both agreed Dundas was gorgeous in pictures and the fact that it is so close to the city and Edinburgh airport was a huge plus. It also slept all of our guests which was very important to us as we wanted to host our friends and family and make sure they were comfortable after flying overseas. When we arrived, I can say without hesitation that pictures do not do this place justice. Every single detail from the beautiful castle grounds to the immaculately decorated bedrooms was impeccable. Aside from that, the staff is top notch. Anything we or any of our guests needed, they made sure it was promptly taken care of. I personally worked closely with Louise, Katy and Jill and they were an absolute dream. Love them all so much!! If you are thinking about booking Dundas Castle for a wedding or event, don't hesitate!! Aside from saying "I DO", it was the best decision we made. Can't wait to rent out this very special place again some day!
Chris T. Sent on 02/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding Venue!

From the moment we first visited Dundas Castle, we fell in love with it and knew we’d found our wedding venue! We may be biased but it is the most gorgeous venue we’ve been to in Scotland. It was exactly what we were looking for, a Scottish castle yet intimate with a lovely family feel. Nothing was too much trouble for Morvern and latterly, our wedding coordinator, Mahi. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, they were keen to share the load with us and help in any way they could. Mahi was with us the entire day and went above and beyond, keeping everything running to schedule and making sure everyone was catered for. We had the most fantastic day and all of our guests said it was a perfect venue with a lovely atmosphere. It will always be a very special place to us.
Oriane Sent on 19/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Most incredible wedding venue

Had the most incredible wedding at Dundas Castle last week. Molly who was in charge of coordinating the day was absolutely amazing and the whole team were on top of everything which meant I could just sit back and enjoy the day knowing that everything was under control. Nothing was too much hassle and everything ran like clockwork. The venue is the most beautiful venue anyone could ask for, our guests were so impressed. The auld keep is beautiful for ceremonies and the whole castle has so much to offer such as photos on the roof overlooking the bridges! Hollie liaised with me throughout the run up to the wedding helping put the itinerary together and being in touch with all our suppliers. I cannot thank the whole Dundas team enough and just absolutely love the venue and what it has to offer. Can not recommend it highly enough.
Cassie Sent on 31/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Most Incredible Day at Dundas Castle!

We hired Dundas Castle for two nights for our wedding July 4-5, 2019. Hollie was excellent at the details and communication before the wedding. Genevieve and her team were top notch once we were at the castle! She made sure everything went smoothly and we cannot say enough good things about the amazing team and venue! All of our guests were in awe of the place and we had the best day ever. Thanks again Dundas for making sure we had the most incredible day at your stunning venue! Xx
Natalie Sent on 09/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue for the Perfect Day

Everything about Dundas is incredible. We got married on Hogmanay 2018 and it was such a special venue to hold our wedding at. We live abroad, so relied on my parents to visit it before paying our deposit and confirming our choice. Their reaction was so overwhelming we couldn't possibly have chosen anywhere else. We were a little apprehensive about not having seen it before we booked, but the excitement that all of our suppliers spoke about the castle with made us feel so much better, but certainly didn't prepare us for just how perfect it is.

It difficult to find the words to express our thanks to the staff at Dundas. So many of our guests commented on how amazing they were, which is not something people would normally comment on after a wedding, but is testament to the level of service offered to everyone who attended our wedding. Our suppliers, many of whom were working in the venue for the first time, also commented on how well organised everything was and how great the staff were. Hollie, who helped us plan the wedding, was so warm and helpful throughout all of our communications, and responded to every email and question with the help and support we needed for every part of the wedding. While Rose, who was our operations manager for the day, went above and beyond to make sure everything ran incredibly smoothly throughout the day and that we had a wedding that exceeded our expectations.

I honestly can't speak highly enough of everyone involved.
Alice Sent on 07/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was better than expected!

My husband Tom and I got married at Dundas Castle on September 22, 2018. From our very first visit to the castle through to the day itself, the service we received from the team was impeccable. Morvern and Hollie were always available when we had questions and ensured our family were able to visit the castle ahead of the day itself. They were incredibly organised and made everything so easy, we really felt taken care of throughout. On the day itself, Genevieve was our wedding coordinator and she was nothing short of outstanding! Everything ran like clockwork and nothing was too much trouble, which meant Tom and I could just relax and enjoy the day without having to worry about anything! For most elements of the wedding we used the recommended suppliers Dundas gave us, which meant they communicated with each other directly rather than through Tom and I. I also planned a surprise fireworks display as a wedding present to Tom and all the suppliers kept this a secret right to the last second which was great. Everything was so beautiful and seamless and I just wish we could get married there again!!

Also, if you're staying at the castle I would highly recommend the Boathouse to stay in - it's beautiful.
Jenny Sent on 24/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Our fairy tale wedding at the Dundas Castle

We had our fairy tale wedding at the Dundas castle on July 28th, 2018. Everything was just perfect. The ceremony was held in the Auld Keep, a 15th century tower that is full of rustic charm; the drinks reception was in the main house, which oozed old-world glamour and luxury; and the wedding breakfast was in the Pavilion that is spacious and airy. Food was absolutely delicious and staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. We hired all the rooms in the castle for family and guests to stay. Every one of them is so gorgeous and special. We couldn't ask for more for our wedding and all the guests kept telling us how "perfect" it was! Thank you Dundas! Special thanks to Fleur, who made the wedding day run seamlessly; Morvern, who helped us a great deal with the wedding preparation, and Laura from Sodexo, the catering provider, who was a dream to work with. All the best, Jenny & Rob
Julie Sent on 25/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue & Staff

We spent 2 amazing days & nights at Dundas for my son's wedding. I was responsible for the wedding eve celebration and I was very worried about trying to plan it from the US. Hollie assisted me every step of the way with the planning and Gen saw that every detail was carried out as planned. The evening was a huge success!! We entertained 55 people, most of whom travelled from the US. We enjoyed lawn games, a whisky tasting, dinner and a highland dance demonstration. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see everyone having a great time and many of them not wanting to leave at the end of the evening. The wedding day was perfect - even the weather! The ceremony was in the Auld Keep followed by a drinks reception in the castle and dinner & dancing in the pavilion. So many of our guests told me that it was the best wedding that they had ever attended. I think everyone was glad that they made the trip. Dundas is truly beautiful and the staff is awesome. They are like "wedding ninjas" - practically invisible most of the time, but the second you need something, someone is right there. Thank you Dundas staff for your help and your patience. It couldn't have been better!
Luisa Sent on 14/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect wedding venue!

Words cannot describe how much my husband and I enjoyed our wedding at Dundas Castle. We got married 7th July 2018 and the venue could not have been more perfect. From the initial visit to the wedding itself, the staff continued to impress us with their experience, professionalism and ability to make each and every guest feel at home. Morvern’s exceptional knowledge of Dundas helped us plan the perfect day and Fleur was with us on our wedding day, looking after us and keeping us right throughout the day. The venue and the grounds are absolutely beautiful, there was so much to see that out guest were spoilt for choice. Our guests could not stopping admiring the setting. We were lucky and got a glorious sunny day and had the ceremony in the courtyard which I highly recommend. After the ceremony the guests wandered the house, grounds (which as a field of llamas!), the Auld Keep before moving to the Pavilion for dinner. Dinner was amazing and there was plenty space for our 145 guests and a great dance floor for our ceilidh. Staying the night made the whole day that bit more magical. We can honestly say it was the best day of our lives and it wouldn't have been possible without the team at Dundas Castle. They made every second enjoyable and we did not have to worry about a thing. I could not recommend Dundas Castle highly enough.
Kerri Sent on 12/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

I cannot speak highly enough of Dundas Castle

We can’t thank the team at Dundas for all their help and hard work to make our wedding day so special. Hollie was amazing during the planning, from us changing our ceremony location from the auld keep to the courtyard (best decision we made, so lucky with the weather) to letting us have table karaoke which all our guests loved. When the wedding came round Genevieve made us feel so relaxed and at home, she couldn’t do enough to help us no matter how big or small. The rest of the team were amazing, special thanks to Liam for our nightcap both nights we stayed. Our guests are still raving about what a beautiful setting we choose and how amazing the food was (prestige nailed it!). I can’t speak highly enough of Dundas Castle, I just wish we could do it all again!
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