Borthwick Castle

£12,000 - £13,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Located in the serene rolling hills of Midlothian, the beautifully refurbished Borthwick Castle provides the most romantic of settings for your quintessential Scottish wedding.
Borthwick Castle Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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- The exclusive hire includes our three magnificent public rooms: The Garrison, The State Room and The Great Hall which can be used for ceremonies receptions, dining, and dancing. - Our maximum number of guests in our public rooms is 80. The Castle also has 13 elegant and romantic bedrooms sleeping up to 20 guests and, next to the castle, Crookston Cottage which can sleep a further 4 guests and the newly refurbished Gatehouse can sleep 2 guests. - Housekeeping, tea selection and freshly brewed coffee are also included for guests staying the night at the castle, and in the morning, you will be treated to a delicious cooked to order full Scottish breakfast. - A team of staff are also on site 24 hours a day. - All non consumables included in Hire Price.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

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- Choice of 3-tiered delicious set menu's. - An array of canape options, to accompany your drinks selection. - Evening snacks included.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Corkage charge applicable
Set menu options only
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Borthwick Castle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
02:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Borthwick Castle Full Description
Draped in 600 years of dramatic Scottish history, Borthwick Castle provides the most stunning of backdrops for the most magical day of your lives, just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh. An unforgettable Scottish wedding awaits you and your guests at Borthwick Castle, with a romantic ambience resonating throughout the ancient Castle walls. Exclusively yours, Borthwick Castle can sleep up to 26 guests in the highest form of luxury, with 12 bespoke bedchambers featuring majestic fabrics and stunning bespoke wooden furniture, transporting you back to a time when the Lords of Borthwick once roamed the Castle. Capable of hosting up to 85 of your closest friends and family, whether you have plans for a grand celebration, an intimate family ceremony or something in between, our Castle provides the ideal stage for your fairy tale wedding. Bespoke weddings are our passion at Borthwick Castle, and your personal wedding coordinator will help you every step of the way, ensuring your wedding is everything you ever dreamt of and more. At Borthwick Castle, we don’t believe in set menus, and our talented catering team led by award-winning Head Chef, Derek Johnstone, are passionate about making your culinary dreams become a reality, working alongside you to create a menu filled with sumptuous seasonal delights that are sure to amaze everyone in attendance.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Ellen & David
Happy couple married in March
March 2024
A perfect wedding venue!
I have nothing but positive feedback for Borthwick Castle. We wanted to have a destination wedding in Scotland (we're based in the US) and lucked out with choosing Borthwick as a venue and with Aine as our wedding planner. It was incredibly easy to work with them over emails/zooms and Aine did a lot of the leg work to coordinate with our vendors since we weren't local. And the execution of the wedding was flawless; there is nothing we can think of that we would have improved over our experience. The castle and it's staff is a five-star experience with high levels of service, professionalism, and outright kindness. Not to mention to raw beauty of the castle. You won't regret choosing this venue for your wedding!
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Best Wedding Day Ever!
The team at Borthwick were fanstastic and ensured the day ran smoothly. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a traditional setting that feels both grand and intimate. Such a special place, we couldn't have wished for a better venue for our wedding day.
Jonny & Layal
Happy couple married in March
March 2023
A Day Unlike Any Other
I remember seeing Borthwick Castle online when I was looking for wedding venues in the UK. It directly caught my attention, and I kept coming back to it as nothing compared... When we saw Borthwick in real life, we fell in love. It was everything we wished for... history, mystery, elegance, comfort... to say the least. Our destination wedding was nothing short of celebrating everything... not only our wedding, but also our family and friends who crossed oceans and miles to see us get married. They were all grateful to be part of the experience and could not stop talking about it!! (They haven't yet). The Staff at Borthwick are a dream, each and every single one of them. Aine, thank you for all the help, organization, and accommodations, on the day and before. It couldn't have been a more magical wedding. We don't intend to get married again, but we do intend to go back to Borthwick Castle and spend a day or two when the venue hosts annual events. Layal & Jonny 20. 03. 2023
Karly and Sam
Happy couple married in January
February 2023
It was amazing - everything we dreamt off and more.
Our whole weekend from start to finish was amazing. We had wanted to get married in a castle that was an actual castle inside as well as outside. The furnishings and standard of interior decoration was authentic to the castle but also extremely luxurious with all the mod cons. The staff, especially Amy and Damien were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and everything ran smoothly. I was very calm on the day - enjoying the experience of getting married - in the knowledge that I didn’t have anything to worry about as it was in very capable hands. And it was - everything ran smoothly and just how we wanted it. The food was phenomenal and they created a dish to suit our needs for the Friday before the wedding. I could not recommend them enough, our wedding really was a once in a lifetime experience. A big thank you to all Borthwick Staff.
Liberti & Azim
Happy couple married in January
February 2023
Thank you Team Borthwick Castle for the perfect wedding day
Thank you so so much to everyone at Borthwick for everything you did to make our wedding day perfect. The whole weekend from start to finish blew us away and the entire team were so generous and kind to us and our guests. We have had the loveliest of compliments about the wedding from our guests and owe so much of the success of the day to the team at Borthwick. From the very beginning, working with Áine and Amy was so effortless and fun, and made planning our wedding so easy. The day itself ran so smoothly and the entire team was so friendly and welcoming which meant we could just enjoy our wedding day. Chef Craig made us the most delicious wedding breakfast and we have not stopped having compliments about how yummy the food tasted. We will absolutely be returning for one of the dining events but also to catch up with the team who we have loved working with these past few months. Thank you for making our dream wedding come to life and for making it the most wonderful experience in the most stunning venue. We cannot recommend getting married at Borthwick enough. Thank you all so much again to everyone at Borthwick Castle.
Happy couple married in April
June 2022
Dream Castle Wedding!
Borthwick Castle is simply the ultimate authentic castle wedding experience in Scotland! My other half and I loved the castle immediately and are so glad we booked our wedding here. From start to finish, the staff were just fantastic in helping us organising our dream wedding. Always happy to answer my many many questions and requests during all the planning. Great expertise amongst Amy and the team who were always able to recommend other suppliers or advice for the day. We opted to book out Borthwick for the whole weekend and I'd highly recommend doing this if you are thinking of having your wedding here. It totally made the whole weekend relaxed and really really special for us and our of our closest family and friends who could join us for an informal dinner the night before and settle into the weekend. The day itself was even better than we could have imagined. We're still getting compliments from our guests, who especially loved the unique castle setting with its beautiful grand rooms. But where we got most compliments on was the food - it really was outstanding from start to finish, from the informal dinner to the canapes and of course the wedding breakfast. There are many packages to choose from and a broad selection to suit all tastes. The staff are so welcoming, our amazing wedding coordinator Amy was always on hand to help and you could see their professionalism allowed the day to run so smoothly - I was expecting to be much more stressed out myself on the day but wasn't at all. In terms of the venue itself - it really is an outstanding building and has been renovated so tastefully whilst keeping the history. Yes there are a lot of stairs so do take into consideration if suitable for your guestlist, or have a couple ushers on hand for the up and down during the day as this is unavoidable. But totally worth it to get the chance to spend a weekend in such a beautifully kept historic building. The bedrooms are stunning - they are all a bit different but lots of different features that suited our various family and friends (like the beautiful roll top baths in some!). We can't recommend Borthwick Castle enough - it was the most special weekend and we hope to be back for celebrations in the future!
Borthwick Castle Location & Contact Details


Borthwick Castle, North Middleton, Midlothian, EH23 4QY, Scotland

Nearest Town

North Middleton

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Nearest Airport


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