Dalhousie Castle

£110 - £150 pp
Up to 100
35 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Once upon a time there was a castle. Scotland's oldest inhabited castle, with towers, turrets and a moat. The stuff of legends, Dalhousie Castle.
Dalhousie Castle Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Dalhousie Castle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
Dalhousie Castle Full Description
This enchanting 13th century castle is set within a beautiful estate of parkland and forest on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Major restoration has transformed the interior of this historic venue to host individually styled bedrooms, award winning restaurants, and an Aqueous Spa, all in keeping with its original history and charm. Outdoors you can enjoy breath-taking surroundings, with our bridge over the South Esk River, garden walks and the onsite falconry. Dalhousie Castle provides a truly idyllic setting for a wedding, which is available for exclusive or private hire, and honeymoons. From the moment you arrive, a warm wholehearted Scottish welcome awaits you, to ensure yourself & your guests instantly feel at home. Inside this brochure you will find information on the packages we offer at Dalhousie Castle, though if you have something in mind please do let us know and our wedding coordinators would be delighted to create a bespoke package just for you. Our specialist wedding coordinators shall guide you through the planning process of your special day, before handing over to our conference and banqueting team who shall ensure that you truly do, live the fairy tale. We look forward to welcoming you to Dalhousie Castle!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mirren Finlayson
Hello, and thank you for considering Dalhousie Castle for your most special of days. Dalhousie is an enchanting place – after all the years of working here I still find it incredible to be in a space once enjoyed by the likes of King Edward I and Queen Victoria! I would love you to experience the beauty and magic of Dalhousie too. We will work with you to provide a level of service that’s befitting of the castle’s illustrious guest list so that your day goes exactly as you dreamed it would.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: December
December 2018
This castle hotel is an amazing stay. We had our daughter’s wedding here and we couldn’t have been looked after better. The staff were so attentive and helpful but also weren’t over bearing at all. The accommodation was very comfortable and the food amazing. I would most certainly recommend as a very special place to stay. Thank you.
Karen D
Happy couple married in December
December 2018
We had our wedding at Dalhousie Castle last month & everything went wonderfully well. From the set up of rooms, to the timings, to the food and drink. All of the staff were exceptional and deserve a huge round of applause. Thanks to Shannon our event coordinator who helped make our day so special. We will definitely return 😊
Mr & Mrs B
Happy couple married in December
December 2018
We had our wedding at Dalhousie Castle and it was absolutely perfect also the accommodation was amazing. Staff efficient and friendly would recommend and will definitely be going back again. This exceeds 4 stars
L Wood
Wedding: December
December 2018
The most delicious 'wedding' breakfast ever !
Attended a friend's wedding here last week. We didn't actually stay in the hotel so can't comment on the rooms but the venue was superb. Beautiful place to get married, very romantic and intimate. The food at every course of the wedding breakfast was absolutely delicious. I don't normally eat desserts but I could have eaten that panna cotta dish several times over and what's more, I noticed that every single plate, for every course was cleared - a clear thumbs up that the chefs here know what they are doing ! A marvelous, memorable and thoroughly enjoyable day.
KJM Coldstream
Wedding: December
December 2018
Great hotel for a Wonderful wedding
My wife and I stayed for one night as we were attending a wedding. Our room was very pleasant with a four poster bed.The wedding ceremony, reception and dinner were faultless. The food was outstanding.Breakfast the following morning was excellent. Service warm and efficient.
Happy couple married in December
December 2018
Our Wedding at Dalhousie
We had our wedding at a Dalhousie a few days ago and the service we received was excellent throughout our stay and exceeded our expectations. The day itself ran extremely smoothly thanks to the great organisation of Fiona and the events team and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed their time at the castle including the accommodation and wonderful wedding breakfast. I would thoroughly recommend this venue for a wedding in the Edinburgh area.
Dalhousie Castle Location & Contact Details


Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH19 3JB, Scotland

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Newtongrange Train Station

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Dalhousie Castle?

We are very fortunate at Dalhousie Castle as our grounds lend themselves to creating a spectacular backdrop and the castle itself is so awesome and atmospheric, with its rich history extending seven centuries or so. Befitting a castle – we have our own Falconry, where Guests can get up close to the most amazing birds of prey and get a ‘hands on’ experience with them. It’s even an option to have Bonnie the Barn Owl flying in to deliver their rings in the chapel. We have organised Mini Highland Games with Tossing the Caber and Bagpipe playing, to the Castle being taken over for a Harry Potter themed Wedding, which of course was magical - that was possibly one of my favourites, though it's hard to choose one!

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

Trust us and enjoy the process of planning your special day. We are here to take the stress away so you can enjoy the whole experience, as well as the wedding day itself. And remember to take in every moment of your day, it goes past so quickly.

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

There have been ‘Surprise Singers’ who look like regular waiting staff, serving canapés and drinks, then halfway through the Wedding Breakfast burst into song, that is wonderful to witness. Recently a Bride surprised her Guests and Groom with a 16 strong Pipe Band marching up the drive at dusk to the front of the Castle, finishing the night off with Fireworks. Dalhousie was certainly the right setting for that spectacular procession!

Describe Dalhousie Castle in 5 adjectives

Magical, atmospheric, historic, welcoming, flexible.

Where’s the best photo spot at Dalhousie Castle?

On the bridge over the South River Esk is an extremely popular spot, although I have seen some fantastic Braveheart-themed photos with groomsmen running through the castle estate in their kilts! Very entertaining!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Dalhousie Castle?

That's not for us to divulge I'm afraid!

What’s your favourite canapé?

This is a hard one to pick! Chef does an amazing goats cheese croquette. Very moreish.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

It's got to be the Haggis Clapshot for me, served with crusty bread.

What is Dalhousie Castle most unique feature?

Dalhousie Castle is a 13th century castle - Scotland's oldest inhabited castle - so we are fortunate to have many truly unique features. The atmospheric Dungeon Restaurant is particularly special, after all it's not every day that you get to dine surrounded by suits of armour deep within the castle vaults. Then there's the option to have your weddings rings delivered by one of the castle's owls, or to be welcomed to the castle by a skirl of bagpipes. There are lots of little extra details we can suggest to make your wedding day stand out.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our relationships with our couples. All couples are different, so we are flexible to suit their individual needs. At Dalhousie we work as a team in the Wedding Department, with each of us knowing about all our weddings and will have personally met with every bride and groom. We feel that this gives our couples peace of mind, so that whenever they contact us or visit, there is someone there 7 days a week who can answer their questions. We always strive to build a good relationship with our couples, and hope that couples feel relaxed in talking with us, so know their wedding is in good hands. However, if they want to speak to us every day, that’s ok too. Their wedding day is one of the biggest days of their life and they want it to be perfect, so do we.

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