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The Balmoral Hotel is a stunning hotel wedding venue located in Edinburgh, Scotland. This prestigious property perfectly balances Scottish traditions with contemporary amenities. The professional team will work tirelessly to give couples a unique and memorable experience on their special day.

Facilities and Capacity

The Balmoral Hotel offers a choice of ten event spaces for newlyweds and their guests to enjoy, each containing aspects of Scottish hospitality. The Sir Walter Scott Suite is the largest, seating up to 260 guests for a banquet-style reception. This remarkable function room boasts tall windows that provide panoramic views of the city. This suite is the epitome of true elegance, set off by columns and high coved ceilings adorned with magnificent chandeliers. For more intimate occasions, you can avail of the Holyrood Suite, which can host up to 120 guests. Decorated in a traditional style, it offers views of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle. This hotel also provides a range of additional suites that make an idyllic backdrop for ceremonies.

Services Offered

The Balmoral Hotel is licensed to accommodate civil and religious ceremonies, with reception packages available to ensure a seamless experience. Guests will be greeted at this elegant hotel with a red carpet and can enjoy a glass of cold sparkling prosecco to start their celebrations. The dedicated team can provide a range of add-ons, including individual menu cards, table numbers and place cards. They can also recommend a florist to design floral centrepieces and decorative blossoms to enhance your decor.


Newlyweds can enjoy a complimentary stay in the Signature Suite the night of their nuptials before waking up to an elegant champagne breakfast. With 167 bedrooms and 20 suites, this spacious hotel can accommodate guests who wish to relax after the festivities. Visitors are sure to be delighted with the exquisite design of these rooms, inspired by the Scottish landscape.


The talented on-site culinary team will provide the cuisine for your event. This group of chefs works with a focus on using fresh, seasonal ingredients from their larder. They can accommodate both seated and buffet-style meals, with delicious options including Ayrshire pork belly, Cornish sea bass and breast of Scottish chicken. Several upgrades are also available, including Highland venison and grilled Peterhead halibut. This skilled team can also offer a range of delectable desserts and canapes. You can book menu tastings for up to six guests before your event.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the city
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Katie Sent on 01/09/2020
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Winter Wedding

We wanted to say a Massive Thank You for giving us the Best Wedding Day we could have ever asked for.

From start to finish your services were professional, genuine and truly outstanding. Wedding planning to menu tasting and onto the big day where all our guests felt extremely cared for, nothing was ever too much. Your staff were efficient and friendly and the food was just divine. All in all, everything was just stunning.

Your expertise and passion is something to be admired and we cannot thank you Katie, Tomek (head waiter), Bob (Toast master) and all your staff enough. You are all a real asset to the Balmoral.

We cannot recommend the Balmoral highly enough.

Warm regards,

Isla & Alan Beattie-Wharton
(29th Dec 2019)
Harriet Sent on 19/03/2020
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We had an absolutely phenomenal time with yourselves and the care we received from the staff at the balmoral was exactly the quality we had anticipated. Thank you to everyone who was available on the day and to Katie for organising the entire wedding breakfast and reception for us. We really appreciate all of your hard work and for accommodating us at such short notice!
Andrew Sent on 04/05/2010
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A big thank you...

Hello Claire

Firstly can i say a big thank you for all that you did on the day. Your help and support was superb for two very nervous people!!

We were both delighted with your organisation and support. You and the other Balmoral staff made David and i as well as our guests feel very special
Lynne Sent on 04/05/2010
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A truly unforgettable day...

Morning Claire

Just a quick note to say thanks very much for all your organisation on Saturday, and in the build up to it.

We had a truly unforgettable day, which was in no small part down to yourself, Morris and the rest of the staff at the hotel. We cannot talk highly enough about you all.

We have had so may people passing comment on the hotel and the staff as well, so thanks for all your efforts

Best wishes

Lynne and Steven
Anneliese Sent on 04/05/2010
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A memorable event...

Dear Kieron,

We really have to thank you, Claire and all your colleagues for making our wedding such a memorable event. You really did take care of everything, and we and all our guests were made to feel very well looked after. The ceremony went well and the dinner and drinks were really amazing it couldn't have been better. All the attention to detail and the excellent service made all the difference for such a special event.

We'll definitely be staying at the balmoral again some time in the future,
perhaps for an anniversary, who knows...

Many thanks again and best regards
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