Situated in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, Riddle’s Court is a unique hidden gem. The A-listed former merchant’s home nestled close to Edinburgh Castle has recently re-opened after extensive renovation and is now offering stylish weddings in the heart of the historic city.
From the moment you enter from the Royal Mile the venue exudes character and charm with a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, away from the bustle of city life
Steeped in 400 years of history, the venue used to host banquets for royalty, and has since been enjoyed by couples on their own special days; the spacious rooms are perfect for wedding feasts and dances, and the lovely balconies provide a beautiful setting for photos.
Our experienced team will work with you to bring your ideas to life creating the style and atmosphere that’s right for you. We can provide a range of catering and wedding event services to ensure a wonderful occasion and we’re happy to help source your wedding suppliers.
The best way to experience Riddle’s Court, is to see it for yourself! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange an appointment. We are offering both virtual and onsite appointments. We look forward to hearing about your special day.
13 Reviews for Riddle's Court
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lisa Blain · Married on 31/10/2020
Completely Perfect in every way
WE RECENTLY HAD OUR WEDDING AT RIDDLE'S COURT AND WE COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.Sent on 15/11/2020
WE FIRST SAW THE VENUE ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO, BEING SHOWN ROUND BY SOMEONE WHO WAS SO ENTHUSIATIC ABOUT THE VENUE THAT YOU COULD SEE THE BEAUTY AND PASSION OF THIS HISTORIC BUILDING. WE INSTANTLY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE. FROM THE VERY FIRST COMMUNICATION RIGHT UP UNTIL TODAY THE STAFF HAVE BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING. THEY HAVE BEEN THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY; ANSWERING EVERY QUESTION WITH GREAT CARE AND DETAIL, AND SINCE THE COVID CRISIS, HAVE BEEN INCERDIBLY SUPPORTIVE. WE HAD TO CHANGE OUR WEDDING DATE, AND THEN WE LOST OUR CATERERS, BUT EVEN WITH FURLOUGHED STAFF THEY WERE THERE TO QUICKLY PUT OUR MINDS AT EASE AND HELP US WITH NOT ONLY NEW CATERING OPTIONS, BUT ALSO WHAT OUR OPTIONS WERE WITH EACH NEW RESTRICTION THAT WAS THEN ANNOUNCED.
WE COULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS PLACE ENOUGH.
THE VENUE ITSELF IS BEAUTIFUL, FULL OF HISTORY AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE, WE DIDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HOW ANY OF OUR GUESTS WOULD GET THERE, OR WORRY HOW OUR MOBILITY IMPAIRED GUESTS WOULD GET AROUND; WITH GREAT VIEWS OVER EDINBURGH AND A CENTRAL LOCATION, IT'S A GREAT CHOICE. THE LOVELY ON SITE APARTMENT WAS PERFECT FOR THAT ROMANTIC PLACE TO STAY AND GET READY IN AS WELL.
THE DAY OF THE WEDDING WAS AMAZING; IF ANYTHING HAD GONE WRONG BEHIND SCENES WE WOULD NEVER HAVE KNOWN. RIDDLE'S COURT LOOKED STUNNING, AND DESPITE THE DAY NOT BEING EXACTLY AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED (THANKS COVID), IT WAS COMPLETLEY PERFECT. WE DIDN'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT A SINGLE THING, THE STAFF KEPT EVERYTHING RUNNING ON TIME, WERE ABLE TO HELP OUR GUESTS, AND IN GENERAL HELPED US HAVE A SMOOTH AND WONDERFUL DAY.
WE'D ALSO LIKE TO MENTION BOTH GAIL AND ROSEANNE FROM RIDDLE'S COURT, WITHOUT WHOM THE DAY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME. THEY WERE BOTH THERE TO HELP US IN EVERYWAY, ALWAYS QUICK TO RESPOND, NO QUESTION TOO SMALL OR TOO DIFFICULT.
IN SUMMARY, IF YOU ARE THINKING OF HAVING YOUR WEDDING HERE, GO FOR IT, YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Laura · Married on 13/03/2020
Perfect Stress Free Day
If you want something a bit different but very Scottish then this is the place. Such a gorgeous hidden venue and so close to the castle and the Royal Mile. It was exactly what we had imagined and it doesn’t need a lot of decor or flowers as the venue speaks for itself. The team accommodated all our needs, we had a lot of kids and they were amazing with them. They were there on hand should we have had any questions and were very organised. Made the day flow so easily! We had an amazing day, as did all our family and friends. Nothing was too much bother and our photographs of the day just show how gorgeous the venue is and how lovely it looked on the day. Everyone was talking about it and how they had never been before and how amazing it all was.Sent on 19/05/2020
Rachel · Married on 29/02/2020
Our Perfect Wedding
Honestly everything about the venue was perfect and we can't rate the staff highly enough. Other venues we looked at had 'packages' and a slight pressure to have the wedding a certain way. With Riddles Court we were able to have the small wedding we wanted and it was perfect.Sent on 19/05/2020
Roseanne was really communicative and quick to reply to any queries Josh and had. Roseanne and team set up everything and communicated with our vendors which made the final two weeks before the wedding surprisingly relaxing!
Everything was set up and looking beautiful. The building is already a stunning venue but they did an amazing job setting up and moving the chairs downstairs for the dinner.