Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

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Located in the heart of Edinburgh, overlooking the magical castle, The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is a charming hotel offering warm Scottish hospitality. The former Victorian railway is full of character, with its traditional rose-coloured Permian sandstone façade making it one of the West End’s most iconic buildings.

The hotel is a fully licensed venue, allowing you to make your vows in one of three rooms. The Boardroom has traditional oak panelling, 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 has beautiful neo-classical murals and a delicate handmade chandelier.

The largest option is The Pompadour Room, which has the capacity for 140 guests. The elegant space features beautiful listed murals based on Madame Pompadour’s boudoir in the Palace of Versailles.

There is also a choice of function space for your reception, the largest being the Castle Suite. The stylish space is adorned with beautiful interiors, featuring 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 the fantastic accommodation. The hotel has a range of lavish suites, deluxe and premium room, many of which have views of the castle. There is also a choice of honeymoon suites for the newly married couples. You and your guests can make the most of the excellent facilities on offer including a restaurant, bar, indoor pool and the UK’s only Guerlain Spa, perfect for some pre-wedding pampering.

The hotel is in the perfect location to explore the capital, within walking distance of the city’s iconic spots, including The Royal Mile, The Old Town and Edinburgh Castle.

  • Iconic 19th Century building in the heart of Edinburgh
  • Fabulous location, overlooking the castle
  • Friendly team providing a fantastic service and warm Scottish hospitality
  • Licensed for ceremonies in a choice of function spaces
  • Range of suites, rooms and honeymoon suites available
  • Home to the UK’s only Guerlain Spa

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Large Hotel
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted


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