Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle, Gifford (Lothian & Borders) TD2 6RU Map · Telephone · Website
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Starting at £600
Number of guests 2 to 1000
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About Thirlestane Castle

Surrounded by parkland in the tranquil Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Castle is a fairytale setting for weddings with its majestic turrets and rose-pink stone. One of the oldest & finest inhabited castles in Scotland, it is just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh. Royalty and distinguished guests have been entertained at Thirlestane Castle since the 16th century, and now you can have exclusive use of this castle too. With a variety of spaces to make your day perfect we also have luxury overnight accommodation for the wedding party.

MAGNIFICENT STATE ROOMS
The sumptuously decorated State Drawing Room with its ornate 17th-century ceilings is perfect for an awe-inspiring ceremony. Host a dramatic wedding breakfast in the State Dining Room, with its rich colours and portrait-lined walls.

INTIMATE SETTINGS
For smaller weddings, our Panelled Room in the oldest part of the castle gives you a private space to exchange vows in front of a few close family and friends.

RUSTIC, CONTEMPORARY SPACES
If you are looking for a different feel, then continue your celebrations into the evening in our beautiful Cobbled Courtyard and atmospheric Vaulted Cellar. Our Victorian Kitchen with its original range is a unique space for an elopement or even a family dinner the night before your big day.

OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
Overlooking the oldest part of the castle, the Garden is a stunning setting for a marquee reception or alfresco ceremony. You can enjoy a garden party atmosphere on a summer’s afternoon, and later dance the night away under the stars.

MAKE THE CASTLE YOUR HOME
We only offer exclusive use weddings so the castle is yours for your wedding day. We have five luxury apartments including a choice of honeymoon suites so the bride and groom and up to sixteen guests can extend their stay at Thirlestane.

We pride ourselves on a flexible approach to make sure your day is everything you hope it to be. Contact us with your plans and we'll do all we can to make that happen.

  • Just 35 Minutes South of Edinburgh
  • Exclusive Use Scottish Castle
  • Various Spaces to Choose From
  • Overnight Accommodation for 18 Guests
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The Maitland Apartment Sitting Room
The Maitland Apartment Sitting Room
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State Drawing Room
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State Dining Room
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Thirlestane Castle Marquee
Grand Staircase
Grand Staircase
Victorian Kitchen
Victorian Kitchen
Ceremony in State Dining Room
Ceremony in State Dining Room
Panelled Room
Panelled Room
Cobbled Courtyard
Cobbled Courtyard
Cobbled Courtyard Marquee
Cobbled Courtyard Marquee
Vaulted Cellar
Vaulted Cellar
Castle Garden
Castle Garden
Thirlestane Castle Parkland
Thirlestane Castle Parkland
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Thirlestane Castle with Wedding Car
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Thirlestane Castle Canapes
Thirlestane Castle Entrance Hall
Thirlestane Castle Entrance Hall
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Thirlestane Castle Grounds
Thirlestane Castle State Drawing Room Fireplace
Thirlestane Castle State Drawing Room Fireplace
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Thirlestane Castle Riverside
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The Earl & Countess Apartment Bedroom 1
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The Earl & Countess Apartment Bedroom 2
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The Earl & Countess Apartment Bedroom 3
Glenburnie Apartment Bedroom
Glenburnie Apartment Bedroom
Glenburnie Apartment Sitting Room
Glenburnie Apartment Sitting Room
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The Sculleries Apartment Bedroom
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The Sculleries Apartment Bathroom
The Lauderdale Apartment Bedroom
The Lauderdale Apartment Bedroom
The Lauderdale Apartment Bathroom
The Lauderdale Apartment Bathroom
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The Maitland Apartment Bedroom 1
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The Maitland Apartment Bedroom 2
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The Maitland Apartment Sitting Room
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State Drawing Room
State Drawing Room

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Lauren · Married on 15/06/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect Wedding Day

    My husband and I were married at Thirlestane Castle this past June. We first discovered Thirlestane Castle online and instantly contacted them to see what it would entail for an international couple to be married there. I quickly heard back from Rhona and worked with her over the months to create the best wedding day and venue we could have imagined. We stayed in the Lauderdale Apartment at the castle for our wedding and it was an exceptional place for us to get ready at, and enjoy our time after our wedding. Rhona made our day so easy and smooth and took care of absolutely everything. I highly recommend Thirlestane Castle for your wedding day to be absolutely perfect!

    Sent on 17/07/2018
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    KELLY TSOLAKIS

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    It took my breath away! In a word awesome!

    THIRLSTANE CASTLE IS TRUELY THE FAIRYTALE CASTLE OF SCOTLAND! AWESOME IN EVERY WAY!
    A WOMANS DREAM COME TRUE! IT'S PERFECT IN EVERY WAY! AS THEY SAY ABOUT AMERICA, GOD HAS SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE! I CAN SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT THIRLSTANE CASTLE, GOD HAS SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE!

    Sent on 27/05/2006

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Thirlestane Castle FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Castle
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Landmark
    Marquees and Tents
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Evening Reception Facilities
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Pets Welcome

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