Winton Castle is a romantic wedding venue half an hour from Edinburgh that blends castle, palace and family home. Unlike a hotel, it's available for exclusive use which means the castle is all yours during your wedding, and we can be very flexible with your wedding plans.
The 500 year old Scottish Renaissance castle is a hidden gem surrounded by mature gardens, deep in East Lothian countryside. The venue holds a limited number of weddings each year, ensuring that Winton Castle is still something of a well-kept secret.
Winton has links to the powerful Seton family, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and 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:
You can choose to hold a religious, civil or humanist wedding ceremony in the castle or in the gardens.
The castle has space for parties of up to 80 to 130 guests. Alternatively, a wedding marquee is a popular option for 150 to 400 guests. Your bespoke marquee could be set up on our croquet lawn beside the castle, with great views towards the castle and over the terraced gardens and Sir David's Loch.
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 in the castle and three nearby country houses (subject to availability).
Please be aware that wedding packages for 80 people during the day (up to 120 in the evening) with wedding breakfast, evening buffet, drink and accommodation start at about £14,000. There are also special Winter Wedding packages that start at £10,000 to £11,500.
If you love the idea of holding your wedding at a romantic Scottish castle, please contact the friendly Wedding Team at Winton to arrange your visit or a virtual tour.
Reviews for Winton Castle
Recommended by 100% of couples
Brenda and Chris · Married on 08/05/2019
The best wedding weekend
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.Sent on 01/10/2019
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.
Emily and Allan, Dr and Mrs Rae · Married on 06/04/2019
Everyone made to feel very welcome and comfortable
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.Sent on 01/10/2019
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.
Jennifer and Chris · Married on 16/03/2019
The best wedding they had been to
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!Sent on 01/10/2019
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.