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On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

Where historic charm meets contemporary elegance... Melville Castle stands as a testament to timeless love stories. Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh, our castle is not just a venue, but a fairytale waiting to unfold. From intimate gatherings for just the 2 of you, to grand celebrations for up to 200, we are here to craft your dream wedding with the grandeur and grace this historic hotel home offers.

The beautiful grade II listed Melville Castle is one of the regions most popular wedding venues. An enchanting fairytale castle has a mile long driveway, 54 acres of parklands, pretty woodland, and history dating back to 1786, it’s easy to see how this hidden gem has found its way into the hearts of many.

Wedding Highlights:

Enchanting and versatile spaces: At Melville Castle, we have the space to accommodate your unique vision. From small, intimate weddings filled with love to grand affairs with up to 200 guests, our castle is your canvas to create cherished memories. Do you dream of an outdoor wedding? Our grounds can be a beautiful backdrop to your perfect "I do".

Elegant Gastro Delights: Delight in the finest of culinary creations, from seasonal menus enjoyed by candlelight to perfectly matched wines. We will ensure your celebration is a sensory feast that lingers in the heart and on the palate.

Starry Skies and Whisky Tales: As the sun sets on your special day, toast your love beneath the starlit Edinburgh skies. For a truly Scottish touch, savour one last dram of whisky from the well-stocked bar Library Bar.

Suite Dreams: Retreat to your romantic haven for the night. Will you choose a suite with a giant copper tub for two? Or perhaps a 4 poster bedroom?

Destination Castle Wedding: Edinburgh, the city of history and romance, is just a short drive away. A wedding at Melville Castle invites you to experience the allure of a destination castle wedding, while close to the heart of this vibrant city.

Embrace the magic of Melville Castle, a destination wedding venue that will transform your dreams into a beautiful story. From the castle's history-steeped walls to the enchanting gardens that surround it, Melville Castle is the perfect place to begin your next chapter of love.

Contact us to bring your dream wedding to life in this historic and elegant setting!

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Asian wedding
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
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:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Melville Castle Hotel

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99% recommend it
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Holly M. Sent on 01/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding at Melville Castle

We got married at Melville Castle in July 2023 and the whole experience was amazing. The venue is beautiful and the team are so professional. They were really accommodating of all the needs of our guests and we had such an incredible day!
Riley B. Sent on 16/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful place to get married

I couldn't be happier with our day! We had a wonderful time at Melville Castle. The staff were amazing, so friendly and always there to help us if we needed something. The ceremony was beautiful, the rooms were incredibly comfortable and spacious. The gardens and grounds around the castle were also beautiful to walk and take pictures. We couldn't have asked for a better venue!
Jamie B. Sent on 16/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Groom Jamie

Melville is an absolutely beautiful and amazing venue. Not only the Castle itself but the Marquee and the grounds could have been plucked from a fairytale. The staff were so kind and helped keep our day smooth and made us feel so well looked after.
Elena A. Sent on 29/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Picture-Perfect Venue with Outstanding Service

Melville Castle exceeded all our expectations for our wedding day. The breathtaking setting provided an idyllic backdrop, and the staff's exceptional service made the experience truly seamless. From start to finish, they were attentive, accommodating, and ensured every detail was perfect. Our guests were impressed by the beautiful venue and impeccable service. Thank you, Melville Castle, for making our day unforgettable!
Katie M. Sent on 01/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Wedding

We had a wonderful wedding weekend at Melville Castle - everything was perfect and so many people commented on how great the team were. The venue itself is stunning and makes for some great photos. The whole day ran like clockwork and the team couldn't have been more helpful - special thanks to Fiona and Erin with planning and responding to emails and requests, along with Isabella making sure the day ran without a hitch.
Nicholas Sent on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kirsty Sent on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Victoria Sent on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating


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!
Lynn Sent on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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 !
Louise Sent on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating


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
Lauren Sent on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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
Kier Sent on 20/02/2016
5 out of 5 rating


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
Not be disappointment .
Kerry Sent on 18/02/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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
Loraine Sent on 13/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Sarah Sent on 13/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating


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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