Winton Castle

(3 reviews) 3 5
Pencaitland East Lothian Lothian & Borders EH34 5AT
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About Winton Castle

Pencaitland, East Lothian
Lothian & Borders, EH34 5AT

Winton Castle is a romantic wedding venue near Edinburgh that blends castle, palace and family home. It's available for exclusive use which means the castle is all yours during your wedding, and can be very flexible.

The Scottish Renaissance castle is a hidden gem surrounded by mature gardens, deep in East Lothian countryside, just half an hour from Edinburgh and the International Airport. The venue holds a limited number of weddings each year, ensuring that Winton Castle is still something of a well-kept secret.

With links to the powerful Seton family, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, Winton Castle has a rich, romantic history. 

Today Winton Castle is still the family home of Sir Francis and Lady Ogilvy, which means that it has a warm, welcoming, relaxed ambience, described as ‘Intimacy on a grand scale’.

Designed for entertaining in the seventeenth century, the castle has five exceptional, inter-connecting reception rooms which are ideal for wedding celebrations.

You will be allocated a Wedding Coordinator who will help you manage all aspects of planning and running your wedding, including:

  • Food and wine tastings
  • Personalised printed table plans and menu cards
  • Freshly-cut flower bouquets
  • Rehearsal for the wedding ceremony
  • Classic table settings with candelabra

You can choose to hold a religious, civil or humanist wedding ceremony in the castle or in the gardens.

As an events venue, Winton can also lay on a range of entertaining activities from a mini highland games and whisky tasting, to clay pigeon shooting with Scotland's 24 times champion. 

There is luxurious accommodation for up to 50 guests across the castle and three nearby country houses (subject to availability).

If you love the idea of holding your wedding at a romantic castle, please contact the friendly team at Winton to arrange your visit.

• Romantic castle venue near Edinburgh • Available for exclusive use and very flexible • Only hosts a limited number of weddings each year • Dedicated wedding planners will help with the planning • Accommodation for up to 50 guests • Both grand and relaxed - called 'Intimacy on a grand scale'

Facilities at Winton Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Allows fire ceremony
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Winton Castle Reviews (3)

The best wedding weekend
Venue Service

By Brenda and Chris, on 01 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 08 May 2019

I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for the best weekend we could have asked for. Our wedding renewal went perfectly. Everybody is talking about how brilliant the staff were at Winton castle. Nothing was too much trouble and they were so helpful with the adults and the children. You all really made our weekend one we will never forget and for that we will be forever grateful… Thank you again for all your hard work.

Everyone made to feel very welcome and comfortable
Venue Service

By Emily and Allan, Dr and Mrs Rae, on 01 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2019

We had a fantastic time!! We really can’t overstate enough how welcome and comfortable not only the two of us but also all our guests felt at Winton Castle. You, Lexi, and the rest of the staff members were so helpful and accommodating to all our requests, and you especially made the day of the wedding itself go off without a hitch. Thank you so much for everything! Thanks so much once again and best wishes.

The best wedding they had been to
Venue Service

By Jennifer and Chris, on 01 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Mar 2019

We’re still sitting going over the day and can’t believe how perfect it was from start to finish. We’ve been visiting relatives with all the leftovers and every single one of them can’t praise Winton and you enough. They have all said it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to! They have been going over and over all the small details of the day and are amazed at how perfect Winton is. Walking into Winton for the drinks reception with the music, smell, fires and the warmest welcome was just magical. Chris and I are so grateful and want to thank you again for your hard work – it didn’t go unnoticed. We were so impressed when we approached you with a query or problem to find you already had it in hand. A true professional! Please pass our heartfelt thanks onto Fay for making our midnight snack, taking photos after everyone had left which we really love and for giving us the perfect end to the day, Lexi for such a warm welcome at the drinks reception and for popping in at night just to say hello. Please thank all the other staff and waiting team at Winton who impressed everyone and made our wedding perfect. Despite being so young, the waiting team were so professional and very very friendly. Our families and guests were amazed. You are all wonderful! “The whole experience was first class and we wish we could do it all again! We both would describe Winton as a 5 star venue run by family.. We’re so proud to be part of the Winton family and can’t wait to visit in April! With all our thanks and best wishes.

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