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Thirlestane Castle

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Starting at £600
2 to 1000 Guests

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Starting at £600
2 to 1000 Guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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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    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!
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    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!

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