£11500 - £15000 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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£11,500
Maximum Price
£15,000
- 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)

Prices Start At
£75
Maximum Price
£95
- 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
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
80
Reception Capacity
80
Usual Access Time
2:00PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(17)
F
Fiona
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!
J
John Davidson
Wedding: April
April 2022
Beautiful Wedding Venue
As a florist to the wedding industry, Borthwick Castle is one of our most favourite venues to setup Weddings & Events. The staff are experienced and always willing to help. The venue including grounds are stunning and always a joy for us to work in such beautiful surroundings. A true Scottish Castle awaits.
K
Kirsty & Tim Davies
Happy couple married in April
April 2022
Our magical wedding day!
From the moment we saw Borthwick Castle, we knew that we would love to get married there. The castle is absolutely beautiful with incredible history and has been redesigned with this in mind - although it is like stepping back in time, the decor and finish throughout is of the highest luxurious quality. What we loved, was the exclusivity - just our friends and family there for our special day - we really felt like we were in our own world. We would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to all the staff at Borthwick for the most wonderful weekend and the best wedding ever! We were so happy with how flexible the chefs were with our personally designed food choices throughout the weekend, creating menus that we loved and that we had great fun trying at the menu tasting! The food was absolutely delicious - the buffet on Friday with Haggis, Neeps & Tatties and the Venison Wellington for the wedding breakfast were superb. Thank you chefs! On the morning of the wedding, Michelle was so kind, keeping the groomsmen party calm and reassuring all was going as planned. Likewise, the staff that kept popping in to check on me and my bridal party at the gatehouse were so attentive! We loved every moment of our day and it was so good to not have to think or worry about anything. Everything went so smoothly and this meant that we could enjoy our day and take in every moment. Lots of our friends and family commented not only on the beauty and impressiveness of the venue, but of the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, thank you. Thank you again for making our wedding day so special and unforgettable!
A
AMM Hair & Makeup Team
Wedding: April
April 2022
Exceptional venue and management
We regularly provide hair and makeup services to this stunning venue. It is an exceptional venue and the management team are highly efficient. We highly recommend it.
I
Iris Art Photography
Wedding: April
April 2022
Exquisite Experience
As a wedding photographer, I've worked at Borthwick Castle on a number of occasions. It is a unique experience every time. The staff is accommodating and can't be more helpful. The interior is breath-taking and the food is just incredible. Every time I was shooting a wedding, family occasion or just a networking event at this stunning venue, the clients and their guests were in awe. I highly recommend Borthwick Castle to anyone who would like to make their day special, luxurious, unique and memorable.
B
Boda Productions
Wedding: April
April 2022
One of our faves!
Borthwick Castle really is one of our favourite wedding venues in Scotland. The castle and grounds are phenomenal and the team are outstanding. Highly recommended
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

North Middleton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Gorebridge

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each of our weddings are so unique, it is difficult to choose one.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Start early

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A previous groom surprised his bride by arranging for their favourite act at the Edinburgh Fringe to come and perform during the wedding breakfast, it was hilarious and emotional at the same time.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Opulent, Magnificent, Homely, Captivating, Majestic.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Outdoor - On our driveway at the entrance to the castle Indoor - In our State Room

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes - unable to provide further information due to confidentiality

What’s your favourite canapé?

Haggis BonBon.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Stone-baked Pizza's.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Great Hall, and the Great Hall's fireplace.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

All of our staff are local resident's who love and understand the castle.

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