Thirlestane Castle is the perfect location for those special occasions in your life, when only the best will do. From fairytale weddings to unforgettable birthday celebrations, holding an event at Thirlestane Castle will have your guests reminiscing for years to come. 

Located amongst the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Castle resides just 40 minutes south of Edinburgh. 

Celebrate your event at Thirlestane


Exclusive Use, Destination, Elopements, Mid-week & Week-long

Private Dining

Birthdays, BBQs, Family gatherings, Reunions & Anniversaries

Corporate Hire

Meetings, Incentives, Product launches, Exhibitions & Awards Dinners



Create the day you’ve always dreamed of – from the grand, to the intimate and everything in between, the castle’s beautiful historic rooms, different dining locations, rustic underground spaces and grounds offer a variety of unique settings.

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Award Winning Suppliers

We work with caterers, photographers, stylists and wedding planners, and can recommend the very best in the business.

Spectacular Photo Opportunities

Our elegant State Rooms, historic features and vast grounds make for breath-taking photo opportunities.

Luxury Castle Accommodation

Hire the whole castle for your nearest and dearest to stay in 5-star luxury (up to 16 guests), or you can book one of our romantic apartments for just the two of you.

“We would just like to say thank you to you and the staff at the castle for making Saturday such a special day for our family, everyone was extremely friendly and courteous. It is a stunning setting and the weather was great.”

Telfer/Green Wedding, July 2021. 



Enjoy a dinner to remember in one of our exciting dining spaces. Choose between our State Rooms, perfect for grand affairs, or the Vaulted Cellars and Victorian Kitchen, for more relaxed occasions. 

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Beautiful spaces to entertain in

State Rooms

Marvel at the grandeur of our State Drawing and Dining Rooms. You’ll dine surrounded by the works of celebrated artists, under glittering chandeliers – these elegant spaces are truly for the most special of gatherings. Can accommodate up to 100 people.

Dine Alfresco

Alfresco dining has never looked so inviting. Choose to dine in the Rose Garden or on the Front Lawn and enjoy the dramatic backdrop of the castle as you eat. You can also dine elsewhere on the estate and relish your special occasion surrounded by nature. Can accommodate up to 1000 people.

Rustic Dining

The castle’s Victorian Kitchen and Vaulted Cellars are unique, atmospheric places to dine. Perfect for more relaxed gatherings, your guests will get to immerse themselves in some of Thirlestane Castle’s rich history, as they enjoy the festivities. Can accommodate up to 40 people.


Corporate Hire

The castle boasts a variety of unique entertaining spaces within its walls, as well as 100 acres of parkland for outdoor events. We warmly welcome large groups of 2000+ people and small, private events of around 20 attendees.

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Contact our experienced events team today to arrange your event

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