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On since 2022

Last update: January 2024

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a Victorian-style hotel venue located in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. Overlooking the magical Edinburgh castle, this charming hotel offers beautiful event spaces, all-inclusive services, and warm Scottish hospitality. This venue was formerly a Victorian railway providing a unique location that is full of character. Boasting a traditional rose-coloured Permian sandstone façade, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is one of the West End’s most iconic buildings, making it the perfect space to host your one-of-a-kind wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacities

The hotel is a fully licensed venue, allowing you to make your vows in one of their three ceremony rooms. The Boardroom has traditional oak panelling and arched windows that overlook the castle and can accommodate up to 85 guests. For a more intimate ceremony, The Versailles Suite can hold 35 people and is decorated with beautiful neo-classical murals and a delicate handmade chandelier. Their largest function space which can be used to host your reception is the Castle Suite. The stylish space is adorned with beautiful features, including golden eagles and Scottish wildflowers, as well as chandeliers, twinkling lights and vaulted ceilings. The adjoining Castle Lounge is the ideal setting for your drinks reception, with castle views and a fabulous grand piano. Following the celebrations, you can make the most of your stay in their fantastic accommodation. The hotel has a range of lavish suites, deluxe, and premium rooms, many of which have views of the castle. There is also a choice of honeymoon suites for newly-married couples.

Services Offered

You and your guests can make the most of the excellent facilities on offer during your stay, including a restaurant, bar, indoor pool, and Spa, perfect for some pre-wedding pampering. The hotel is set in an ideal location to explore the capital as it is within walking distance of the city’s iconic spots, including The Royal Mile, The Old Town and Edinburgh Castle.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the city
Large hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
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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100% Recommended by couples
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Gemma B. Sent on 26/09/2023
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Amazing venue and team!

We absolutely loved The Caledonian. Our whole day was amazing from start to finish, everything went so smoothly (and I can’t thank Gabby, our coordinator enough for making sure we got something to eat whilst getting our photos done)! So many of our guests and wedding party commented on how smoothly everything went and how quick the change overs were when the room was being set up for the next part of the day! Everything we’ve heard has been so positive and it is such a stunning hotel! Genuinely was the best day ever and we both feel it couldn’t have gone any better! Would highly recommend The Caledonian as a wedding venue, it’s perfect in every way!
Simon E. Sent on 01/02/2024
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Our Wedding Day

"Its all about you" was a term that seemed to be used a lot during the whole wedding process. This was certainly the case in everything Tegan and her Events team did during 'our Wedding' at the fabulous Waldorf Astoria (The Caledonian) in Edinburgh. From initial contact Tegan and her team could simply not be more accommodating - refreshing considering other luxury hotels in and around the area were unable to host us, unless 'minimum numbers attending' were met (we wanted a simple 'micro wedding', 4 people and a celebrant). Attentive yet not intrusive, informative but not confusing and above all highly professional and simply caring - in all that they did. This was Tegan and her team to a tee. The wider team around the hotel were simply exceptional; from the Concierge & Reception staff, the catering teams, housekeeping and the bar staff (the 'sabrage' was a truly fun and welcome addition to the day). Our Wedding day at the hotel was simply faultless and will live in our hearts and in our minds for years to come.
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