Castle Wedding Venue

For one of the most important days of your life, you need a truly spectacular setting…

Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland. Nestling in the gentle Scottish Borders hills, with its rose pink sandstone and majestic turrets, Thirlestane Castle is a fairytale setting for weddings and elopements. 

Surrounded by peaceful parkland with the River Leader flowing by, Thirlestane offers you privacy and seclusion, yet is conveniently just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh. 

We have a variety of different settings so you can choose a style that works with your plans. From the elegant State Rooms with breath-taking ceilings and ornate garlands - to the more rustic and relaxed setting of the Victorian Kitchen with its vaulted ceiling and original range - to our clear ceiling marquee in The Courtyard, perfect for dancing the night away under the stars.

Each wedding we hold here is bespoke, and we work really closely with each couple to create the atmosphere that they desire. We pride ourselves on offering an extremely flexible service to all our couples. Whether you are looking for ceremony only, ceremony and drinks reception or the full works, we can accommodate you.

We offer the castle as an Exclusive Use venue, where you have the castle’s State Rooms and 5-star apartments (sleeping 16) exclusively to yourself. You can choose to either self cater or be catered for.

For food, drink and finishing touches, we work closely with a panel of award-winning caterers and a range of other suppliers to complete your special day.

To download our wedding brochure for weddings in 2021/22, please click the image below:

For further information and to arrange a showaround please contact the team on: 
+44 1578 722430 or email