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Melville Castle Hotel

Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders View map Visit website
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Menus from £79
2 to 200 Guests

About

Situated in the heart of Midlothian and a stone's throw from Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, is the Melville Castle Hotel. Dating back to 1786, this historic landscape is great for romantic weddings surrounded by history. With a mile-long driveway and 54 acres of private land, this property is ideal for those seeking to wed away from the city whilst still being close by.

Facilities and Capacity

During the summer months, there are plenty of ceremony locations on the hotel's well-maintained lawns. With the castle as your backdrop, you and your loved one can exchange vows in a truly one-of-a-kind location. This outdoor area may also be used for cocktail hours as you take unforgettable photos, mingle with loved ones, and watch as the sun sets over the horizon. Alternatively, The Viscount Room is great for indoor drinks receptions. Complete with a spiral staircase for dramatic entrances, this room has everything you need for a one-of-a-kind celebration. Your wedding can conclude with a reception in the Ballroom. This expansive area can be configured in many ways and has plenty of space for seated guests, a dance floor, and live entertainment. Additional facilities include an array of luxurious accommodations. All rooms have been designed individually whilst incorporating some of the castle's original architectural features. These suites include everything you need for a relaxing stay including comfy bedding, en-suite bathrooms, and much more.

Services Offered

The highly experienced team at Melville Castle Hotel will work closely with you to ensure that you're dream wedding comes to fruition. What's more, they understand that every wedding is unique. They offer their planning and catering services so that they can be completely customized to match your expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Asian Wedding
Castle
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
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

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome
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    Louise Married on 30/07/2016
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    On behalf of myself and my new husband (The Haldanes) we would like to say a massive thank you to Melissa and all the staff at Melville castle. You made our wedding day so special and magical! Our expectations were met and exceeded by all the staff. They went above and beyond to make our day one to remember. All our guests complimented the venue and the food. This is a day we will never forget. Thank you
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    Lauren Married on 23/07/2016
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    July Wedding

    I got married here on the 29th July and on behalf of myself and my new husband we would like to say a massive thank you to Melissa and all the staff at Melville castle. The venue on the day was stunning! You made our wedding day one to remember. Our expectations were met and exceeded by all the staff. All our guests complimented the venue and the food. A few tweaks were needed here and there but none that ruined the day. Also a massive thank you for helping out with Kevin & his friends to do his crazy video lol thanks again xxx
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    Victoria Married on 01/07/2016
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    Thank you to all the team at MC for making sure we had a fabulous wedding day. Melissa really went that extra mile and scooted to the local shops to source batteries for his toy! We had the best day, thank you to all involved. Can't wait to visit again!
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    Kirsty Married on 18/06/2016
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    Thank you

    We had our wedding at Melville Castle on the 3rd of June and it was everything I could've dreamed of. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, especially Melissa - worth her weight in gold! Big thanks to you all!
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    Lynn Married on 01/06/2016
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    My Wedding

    My wedding ..1/6/16
    Fantastic venue !!
    Fantastic staff!!
    Weather was so lovely!
    Fairytale wedding come true ..thank you to Melissa and Abbie and all the staff for making this day special!! (couple of wee tweeks needed but this didn't spoil the day )
    Been several times for afternoon tea and lunch both have been superb!! ..thank you to staff member john who always made us so welcome and served us food and drinks on many occasions !!
    We will be back !!
    Thank you all again !
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    Nicholas Married on 10/03/2016
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    March Wedding

    Had my wedding here in March 2016. Loved the venue and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Couldn't recommend it higher. Stayed the night at the castle afterwards and was more than happy with our room, 10/10.
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    I would like to thank Melville Castle for the most amazing wedding ever. My husband and I got married in Melville Castle last week, one of the biggest days of our life's. From the arrival, the staff helping us from the car to our room with luggage etc.
    The staff were amazing and they could not have done anymore for us and our family. They made the children feel so special an helped in any way they could.
    The wedding Co-Ordinator Melissa Davidson was absolutely amazing an helped in anyway and everyway she possibly could. Melissa made that unforgettable day for us both. The meal at our wedding was first class as were the table service we received. Infact guests are still talking about the food they had for the meal.

    If there is couples out there looking for a special venue for there special day, please look at this venue and you will
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    Valentines Wedding

    Thank you millions for everything an making mines an Thomas day on Saturday . Your amazing person Melissa (wedding and Events Manager). You won wedding planner of the year because you are amazing at your job . Thank you so much again . Xxx Kerry & Thomas & kids xxxxx
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    fantastic wedding day

    What a fantastic day we had. I would like to say a huge thank you to Melissa and Susie for their help and support in preparation for my wedding and ensuring that I had the most smooth running and perfect wedding day at the Castle. I would also like to thank Abby and the rest of the staff team for their prompt, efficient and courteous service. The food was fantastic, so much so, that many guests commemented it was the best wedding meal they had ever had. We could not have asked for a better day and a great time was had by all.
    Thanks again.
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    We had our wedding here on the 9th August. Well what can I say.... Fantastic from start to finish! Thanks to Abbi the events co-ordinator :-D
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    our sons wedding

    Our son was married here and i have to say its a very nice place to stay or have a wedding i can't comment on wedding arrangements because He and his future wife did all that but i can review hotel as a place to stay,
    We had a lovely room well laid out the hotel its self from the bits i saw was all very nice food was lovely and service and a good place to have a wedding.
    The reception was held in a marquee but you would never know it was a marquee
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    Brilliant Wedding Day

    Myself and Lou got married at this venue on 13/9/15 and the build up to the day was managed by Melissa and she was always there on hand to discuss details. The night beforehand bridal party stayed over and had a meal in restaurant which was amazing. The day of the wedding went great due to Melissa and Suzy plus the other staff members.

    We also used photographer supplied by venue and florists.

    Cannot repeat how great our day was and if you are looking for a venue this is the place to have your wedding.
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    Brilliant Wedding Day

    We held our wedding at Melville Castle on Saturday 26 September 2015. Everything was perfect - the picturesque setting, ceremony, wedding breakfast though to the evening reception in the marquee. Special mentions to Abi the events coordinator, Aliana on reception ( keeping everyone sorted with their room bookings) and Suzy our master of ceremonies. You are all fabulous and made our special day perfect.
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    Just had our daughters wedding on sat 17th October 15 what a beautiful setting. We stayed the night before the wedding and the rooms were superb and the food was lovely. As for the wedding itself we couldn't have asked for anything better. A big thank you to Melissa she could not have been more helpful. We would also like to say thanks to all the staff especially the staff who served us breakfast the next morning! If anyone is thinking of using the castle for a wedding go for it, get exclusive use as it is worth the money. Can't wait to see the photos especially the ones taken outside in the beautiful grounds the color of the trees were beautiful. Thanks again to all at Melville Castle.
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    I would like to thank all the staff at Melville Castle for making our wedding the best day I could ever have asked for. It was amazing from start to finish ! A special thanks to Melissa our wedding planner, and Suzie the wedding coordinator who made our day flow with ease. The serving staff and bar staff were amazing. We have been planning our wedding for 2 years we did have some teething problems with the venue along the way and a few changes of wedding planners, which did at times become stressful but I can honestly say that Melissa is a amazing. Nothing we asked was too much and all little teething problems were sorted straight away. The food was lovely both at the wedding and at breakfast in the morning. We had the venue exclusively which was great only our guests were in the castle for the day. The rooms were clean and made up beautifully. We had family and friends staying the night of the wedding and they all said how lovely a stay they had had. All our guest have said the they had an amazing day at our wedding and all the feed back has been very positive. Even the rain in the evening didn't cause any problems. The staff helped people from the marquee to the castle with umbrella's going back and forth until we were all over and dry ! The venue looked stunning, we had the best day we could ever have hoped for !! Thank you again to all the Melville Castle team. We have cherished memories that will last forever. Lisa and Scott Ritchie.

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