Special Words From Our Wonderful Couples

“As we looked for venues around Edinburgh, Thirlestane stood out with its unique combination of beautiful, historic interior spaces, incredible grounds, and idyllic surroundings in the Borders. From the very start of taking a venue tour, we felt so welcomed and excited. The ceremony in the Rose Garden and drinks reception were amazing backdrops to help us appreciate the day’s significance. Our friends and family have singled out the overall experience as one of the most special they’ve had, and we couldn’t agree more. We had the best weekend of our lives at Thirlestane Castle, and we can’t wait to come back to celebrate!”

Shelby & John, September, 2023

“Thirlestane Castle was the perfect location for our wedding with stunning views and a fascinating history. The hospitality and attention to detail from the Thirlestane team was incredible, Monica was such a source of support and steady calm in the build-up and throughout the day. So many of our friends and family commented on how the whole day was unlike anything they’d ever experienced before – an absolute dream. Thanks to the Thirlestane staff for everything!”

Amy & Laurie, July, 2023

“From start to finish, the team were amazing at ensuring we had thought of everything – wedding planning is a daunting experience, but their expertise and professionalism helped to ensure it was a smooth sailing journey for us. Nothing was ever too much hassle… we really appreciated them taking that last-minute stress off our shoulders. Any bride and groom in the future would be incredibly lucky to work with Thirlestane Castle’s team to put together their special day.”

Jennifer & Kevin, July, 2023

“That first drive up the gravel lane, where you see the front of the castle is unmatched. We remember it fondly from the first time we visited, and watching our guests experience it was so fun.

From day one, Sarah, Monica and the team were excited about our vision and encouraged us to get creative using the various available spaces. During the two days we spent at the castle, the team went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed, that the spaces and parts of the grounds we used were pristine and that everything was going smoothly.”

Thomas and Kayla, September 2022

“We loved that Thirlestane was a more personal experience. We liked that Thirlestane didn’t have a wedding every weekend and that we could really personalise our day rather than choosing this or that from a list. It really felt like from the beginning, that nothing was too much trouble, and that continued to the week itself. Everyone spoke so highly of the venue and the event, and that’s in no small part to the team at Thirlestane who pulled it all together.”

Katie and Sean , July 2022

“We would just like to say thank you to 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 and Green, July, 2021