Located in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Balmoral Hotel is a stunning hotel venue that hosts weddings and special events. This prestigious property offers a perfect myriad of Scottish tradition and contemporary amenities. Luxurious and elegant, couples who choose to spend their day here are sure to have every expectation exceeded by this professional and dedicated team.
Facilities and Capacity
The Balmoral Hotel offers a choice of 10 spaces for newlyweds and their guests to enjoy, each embellished with aspects of Scottish hospitality. The Sir Walter Scott Suite is the largest suite in the property, seating up to 280 guests for a banquet-style wedding. This remarkable suite boasts tall windows that provide panoramic views across the city. Set off by columns and high coved ceilings that are decorated with magnificent chandeliers, this suite is the epitome of true elegance. Those who are hosting more intimate occasions can avail of the Holyrood Suite, which can host up to 120 people. Decorated with traditional features, guests can enjoy views of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle. This hotel also offers a range of additional suites that make an idyllic backdrop for ceremonies.
The Balmoral Hotel is licensed to accommodate both civil and religious ceremonies, with reception packages available to ensure a seamless experience. Guests will be greeted to this elegant hotel with a red carpet arrival and can enjoy a glass of cold sparkling prosecco to start the celebrations. The team at this venue can provide a range of additional embellishments and necessities, including individual menu cards, table numbers, and place cards. They can also recommend a florist to design centerpieces and decorative blossoms.
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, which are inspired by the Scottish landscape itself.
The cuisine at your event will be provided by the talented on-site culinary team. 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. A choice of upgrades is also available, including Highland venison and grilled Peterhead halibut. This skilled team can also offer a range of delectable desserts and canapes. Menu tastings for up to six guests are available in advance of your event.
5 Reviews for The Balmoral Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Harriet · Married on 14/03/2020
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!Sent on 19/03/2020
Katie · Married on 01/09/2020
We wanted to say a Massive Thank You for giving us the Best Wedding Day we could have ever asked for.Sent on 01/09/2020
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.
Isla & Alan Beattie-Wharton
(29th Dec 2019)
A big thank you...
Hello ClaireSent on 04/05/2010
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
Bring loved ones together and celebrate your big day in a newly designed celebration in the heart of Edinburgh. With an uncompromised guestlist connecting in-room and virtual guests, we will ensure that despite current restrictions, your special occasion can continue with a little imagination.
Catering for up to 20, socially distanced in-room guests and up to 200 virtual guests from anywhere in the world, our Hybrid Wedding Experience helps loved ones celebrate with you from the comfort of their own home.
A fully interactive experience, virtual attendees can set the scene, dress up, pour a glass of champagne and mingle with in-room guests and of course, toast the married couple. With a present celebrant, the legal service can be fully personalised and broadcasted live to virtual guests who can each receive a recording of the experience.
Ahead of your special day, you will receive a one-to-one consultation with The Balmoral’s dedicated wedding planner and an expert technician, ensuring that sound and visuals will be of the highest standard whilst you exchange your vows. The flexibility of the space allows you to create a stunning bespoke backdrop to your ceremony, with a unique name and date visual and personal imagery surrounding you, all within the romantic setting of The Balmoral’s Holyrood Suite. We also invite you to mark the occasion with breathtaking photography on the rooftop of The Balmoral, below our iconic clock tower and with the spectacular Edinburgh skyline in shot.
Hybrid Wedding Experience starts from £195 per person, based on 20 in-room guests.
To find out more or to book a future Hybrid Wedding Experience, please contact our Wedding team by emailing email@example.com or call 0131 622 8843
Room capacity will vary in line with Scottish Government regulations in relation to Covid-19.