Exclusive use wedding venue in the Scottish Borders

Nestling in the gentle Scottish Borders hills, with its rose pink sandstone and majestic turrets, Thirlestane Castle is a fairytale setting for weddings. Home of the Maitland family since the 16th century, this magnificent castle is steeped in history and is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland. You and your guests can enjoy exclusive use of the castle to celebrate your most special day in style.

Thirlestane Castle enjoys a peaceful parkland setting with the River Leader flowing by, yet is conveniently located just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh. The sumptuously decorated State Drawing Room can hold up to 100 guests for your wedding ceremony. For your evening reception, marquees for up to 200 guests may be situated in the Rose Garden overlooking the oldest part of the castle. The backdrop is grand and dramatic, but the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming in this ancient Scottish castle. 

The castle is available for weddings from April – October for both the Ceremony and Reception. Marquees weddings can be held all year round.

The Lauderdale Apartment

Our luxurious self-catering catering apartment is available available to the Bride and Groom for their Wedding Night

Local Accommodation
There are several options within a 10 mile radius of the venue where guests can comfortably stay 

Our Wedding & Events Co-ordinator will work with you to achieve that wow factor and create a day that you and your guests will love and talk about for years to come.

For further information please contact Lucy Caldwell on +44 1578 722430 E: lucy@thirlestanecastle.co.uk