Corporate Hire

Thirlestane Castle is an inspiring building set in peaceful surroundings yet is just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh and one hour from Edinburgh Airport. We work with award-winning suppliers and can help organise the perfect corporate event for your organisation.

The castle can offer a number of different spaces each with a unique style and there are more than 100 acres of parkland for outdoor events. From our inspiring State Dining Room lined with one of the largest collections of family portraits in the country to our rustic Victorian Kitchen where the original 19th century range takes pride of place. We can help you decide the right area for your group of delegates and design a bespoke proposal for your day whether that be a Board Away Day, Launch Party or Incentive Event.

To complete your day, we can arrange whisky tasting in our Vaulted Cellars, archery on the Front Lawn or perhaps a falconry display in our gardens. We also have eight luxury bedrooms so key members of staff can extend their time at the castle.


The State Dining Room with its portrait lined walls is a dramatic and inspiring space for conferences or meetings. We can provide additional equipment on request and organise catering from our panel of top caterers. For smaller events, you can hire the newly-refurbished Victorian Kitchen.



Celebrate your company's achievements with a grand dinner in the elegant State Drawing Room. We work with award-winning caterers who can plan a fitting meal for your guests. For larger events, enjoy a drinks reception in the castle and then celebrate in a bespoke marquee in our garden.




Our extensive parkland lends itself to a variety of outdoor activities for just a handful of guests right up to several thousand. We work with some of the best providers out there and can organise diverse activities such as archery, highland games or whisky tasting. For a visual spectacle we can put on a jousting display, organise a bagpiper or give your team a hands-on experience of birds of prey.



The diverse spaces and our proximity to the capital make the castle a distinctive option to launch your next product. We have several areas where exhibitions can be set up and have ample parking on site for all your guests. Our enclosed Cobbled Courtyard has vehicle access and the unusual Vaulted Cellar which leads off it offer a lot of scope for an exclusive event.

Whatever your event, escape the city and the corporate world to relax in the sumptuous surroundings of Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders.

All events are unique so please contact us to discuss further what you may require. You can email us on or give us a call on +44 1578 722430.

You can also download our Events Brochure to see more of what we can offer.

Events Brochure

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