Winton Castle

Pencaitland, Longniddry (Lothian & Borders) EH34 5AT Map · Telephone · Website
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About Winton Castle

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:

  • Pre-wedding 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.

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).

  • 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'

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.

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On the Loch
On the Loch
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Winton Castle
Christmas dining
Christmas dining
A private moment
A private moment
View from the balcony
View from the balcony
Sweetie station
Sweetie station
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Winton Castle 7
Drawing Room silhouette
Drawing Room silhouette
The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room
Pier on the Loch
Pier on the Loch
Winton by night
Winton by night
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Winton Castle 16
Dining Room rounds set up
Dining Room rounds set up
Family in the Octagon
Family in the Octagon
Space to dance
Space to dance
Wisteria in the terraces
Wisteria in the terraces
In the long grass
In the long grass
Enjoying the terraces
Enjoying the terraces
Lots of confetti
Lots of confetti
By sunset
By sunset
Banquet style set up
Banquet style set up
Drawing room ceremony
Drawing room ceremony
Atmospheric cellar
Atmospheric cellar
Stunning Octagon Hall
Stunning Octagon Hall
Our Honeymoon Suite
Our Honeymoon Suite
Honeymoon suite- ensuite
Honeymoon suite- ensuite
Walled Garden Ceremony
Walled Garden Ceremony
Outdoor drinks
Outdoor drinks
Winton from the air
Winton from the air
Ceremony in the Walled Garden
Ceremony in the Walled Garden
Marquee dining
Marquee dining
Wedding Highland Games
Wedding Highland Games
On the Loch
On the Loch
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Winton Castle
Christmas dining
Christmas dining

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Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Brenda and Chris · Married on 08/05/2019

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    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.
    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.

    Sent on 01/10/2019
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    Emily and Allan, Dr and Mrs Rae · Married on 06/04/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
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    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.

    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.

    Sent on 01/10/2019
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    Jennifer and Chris · Married on 16/03/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    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!

    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.

    Sent on 01/10/2019

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Winton Castle FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Sporting
    Unusual Weddings
    Castle
    Historic
    Marquees and Tents
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Allows fire ceremony
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests

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