Private Dining

Thirlestane has many exciting dining options for your event – from grand state rooms for a more formal experience to underground vaulted cellars and original kitchens for something more relaxed. 

With a series of recently refurbished spaces we can also offer some unique areas for drinks receptions and after dinner entertainment.

We work with the finest caterers from Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders to make sure your event leaves a lasting impression on your guests.

 

 

For the grandest of occasions, the State Drawing Room offers opulent surroundings. The breath-taking 17th century ceilings are by the same craftsman as the ones in Holyrood Palace.

 

 

 


Lined with portraits of the Maitland family, the State Drawing Room is perhaps the most formal setting at the castle. Banquet like the former inhabitants around a table laden with silverware as their portraits surround you.

 

 


 

For a more rustic, contemporary event, our newly refurbished Old Kitchen offers a less formal but equally memorable venue for your meal. The original Victorian range will provide a talking point for your guests while they eat.

 

 


Our Cobbled Courtyard is the perfect alfresco dining space on a summer's evening. If you don't trust the weather we can add a transparent marquee to create a unique conservatory space

 

 

 


 

If you are looking for an atmospheric space for dinner then we can offer our Vaulted Cellars. The former coal storage for the castle is now a unusual space with an original cobbled floor and vaulted ceiling.


 

 

 

The Old Servant's Hall Tea Room is used by visitors to the castle on open days but can be hired for exclusive use at other times if you are looking for a more cosy setting.

 


Please contacts us at enquiries@thirlestancastle.co.uk or ring us on +44 1578 722430 to discuss your ideas.

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

Events Brochure

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The Man Who Ruled Scotland - Evening Tour & Talk

The Man Who Ruled Scotland - Evening Tour & Talk

Sunday 3rd September 2017 - 6pm

An evening tour of Thirlestane Castle followed by a talk on one of its most famous residents the Duke of Lauderdale. Part of the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival

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Whether it’s for a special occasion, a charity auction, a sporting event, wedding, car rally, music festival, whatever the event may be, Thirlestane Castle is the perfect venue. Our events team will bend over backwards for you.


Historic Motoring Extravaganza

Historic Motoring Extravaganza

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Join us for the 45th Annual BVA Historic Motoring Extravaganza on Sunday 4 June 2017 at Thirlestane Castle with over 1,000 vehicles on display. A great family day out with a Craft and Gift Fair and displays during the day.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

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Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen's most loveable heroine. An open-air theatre event on the front lawn.


Civil War Re-Enactment Weekend

Civil War Re-Enactment Weekend

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The oldest re-enactment society, the Sealed Knot, is coming to Thirlestane Castle to bring to life the history of Scotland's involvement in the Civil Wars. They will be delving into what it was like in the 17th Century for the military and civilians.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

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Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar.