£4350 - £8200 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Dundas Castle is the romantic, enchanting wedding venue you have always dreamed about for your special day. A five star exclusive use venue, the Castle becomes entirely yours for when you say 'I do!'
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,350
Maximum Price
£8,200
The above pricing ranges depending on the day of the week and month of the year. There are also preferential rates available for multi-day weddings and offers can become available throughout the year. Accommodation is not included but can be added on depending on how many rooms you need. This price does not include your in-house catering price, this varies depending on what menu you choose.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
17
Sleeps No. of People
37
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Whether you would like a religious, humanist or civil ceremony, there are a number of beautifully romantic locations at Dundas Castle where you can exchange your vows. The Great Hall within the medieval Auld Keep is the most popular location for ceremonies; the Hall with its vaulted ceiling and ancient stonework add to the atmosphere of romance. The elegant Croquet Room provides an altogether different ambience for a wedding ceremony; the impressive open fire, crystal chandelier and outlook across the sweeping lawns of the Estate make this room popular for a more intimate wedding. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular, and with a choice of settings, there is no reason why you can’t say ‘I do’ in a beautifully serene garden location on the Dundas Estate, or in the charming Courtyard. Once the formality of the ceremony is over and the celebrations commence, whether you want an intimate candlelit feast for close family and friends in Stag Chamber, a more formal wedding breakfast in the elegant Croquet room or a larger dining celebration with dancing into the night for up to 200 people in the Pavilion, Dundas provides options to suit all. The front of the Castle is the perfect backdrop for a grand finale, with a marching Scottish pipe band and fireworks lighting up the night sky. Our expert team will guide you through the planning of your wedding, and make recommendations based on their experience, as to which suppliers would work best with you to make your dream wedding a reality. During your wedding, our skilled operations team will be discretely by your side throughout the day to ensure that each and every moment is enjoyable, seamless and to plan. Many couples take full advantage of Dundas Castle being a destination for their wedding; having 17 delightful bedrooms, a wedding is an ideal opportunity to extend the celebration over 2 or 3 nights. Dundas Castle won the Scottish Wedding Venue of the Year at the 2019 and 2018 VOWS Awards.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1997
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(24)
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Laura and Seth
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
Truly, you and the entire Dundas staff gave us end
We can’t stop talking about what a perfect experience we had, and how well-worth the wait out wedding was. Truly, you and the entire Dundas staff gave us endless happy memories, and I know our guests enjoyed themselves just as much. Thank you again for all your hard work and endless kindness.
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Laura and Matthias
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
Laura and Matthias
Choosing Dundas as our venue was the easiest wedding decision ever. We actually only went to view it to tick it off the list, but when we walked in, we fell in love. It was a rainy day in February when we went to view it and that sold it even more for us; even on a drizzly, cold, grey day the venue was still stunning. We had a lot of family and friends travelling over from Germany, so wanted to show them the beauty of Scotland and Dundas was perfect for that; all of our guests LOVED the Castle, the Auld Keep and the grounds. Dundas is so stunningly perfect. When we booked Dundas, we didn´t know how good the team would be, but oh my goodness, we could not have done it without them. Katy is honestly an angel sent from heaven, made to be a Wedding Fairy-Godmother. She thought through every detail of the weekend with me and nothing was ever too much. But not only Katy, the wider team are all amazing and going the extra mile is their speciality. What I loved about our wedding was living in the Castle as if it was our home for the weekend; we really made ourselves at home and enjoyed the full venue. I can’t actually pick a favourite moment of the day but the ceremony was so special for us – not only because of the surroundings of the Auld Keep but because Matthias finally got down on one knee and asked me to marry him (he hadn´t technically popped the question until then)! It all felt very personal with our vows, friends doing readings and Matthias´s family also gave us a little performance with his Mum on the organ and his Aunt singing for us during the ceremony. We were on an absolute high after the ceremony and it just got better and better as the day went on. We honestly cannot stop going through the pictures and just wishing we could do it all over again. We´ll never forget our Wedding Day and we´re just hoping some of our friends get married there so we can do it again!
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Abigail and David
Happy couple Married on June
September 2022
Abigail and David
From the moment we walked down the stairs on our tour of the Castle, we knew that Dundas was the venue for us. The team were amazing in every way; from Morvern, to Katy and to Mahi who was truly incredible with us on the wedding day and made everything feel so smoothly run. It was like having an extra bridesmaid right by my side! The whole team went the extra mile to make sure we had no worries or stresses on the day. Choosing this venue is actually like getting 3 venues in 1; with your choice of ceremony location (the Courtyard was simply stunning), to the main Castle for drinks and then onto the Pavilion for the reception. We think every guest commented on how stunning the venue was. We are so glad we chose it for our special day as it surpassed everything we had imagined. It really was a fairy tale wedding. The grounds allowing for fireworks to finish off the night was such a beautiful memory shared among our nearest and dearest; I think everyone was in awe at what a spectacular ending this was. The whole day was perfect in every way. A day we will never ever forget.
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Fiona and Shaun
Happy couple Married on June
September 2022
Fiona and Shaun
We used to live not far from Dundas and loved taking our dog Cali for a walk around grounds and down to the loch. We actually got engaged at the loch so we knew it would be amazing to get married there too! We loved every bit of our day, but really what stood out looking back was not having to worry about anything. Mahi and the team knew exactly what was happening and took care of everything so we could relax and enjoy the day. The whole day was so amazing it’s hard to pick just one lasting memory, we can’t stop looking back at pictures and just wish we could go back and do it all again. We had pizzas in the evening for our evening catering, which we enjoyed by the fire pits outside; it was a favourite spot for our guests when they were taking a break from dancing as well. The view of the castle lit up at night was stunning”!
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Caitlin and Callam
Happy couple Married on February
September 2022
Caitlin and Callam
From the minute I drove up the beautiful driveway, I knew Dundas Castle was the one. As soon as I stepped foot in the castle there were tears! “When you know, you know”. It’s just stunning! As unfortunate as we were (due to several postponements), we feel fortunate enough to have been able to visit so many times, become friends with the staff, and now feel part of the furniture! It will always hold a special place in our hearts. We can’t wait to visit again on our anniversary. The wedding day was just unimaginable. More than I could have EVER dreamed of. I am honestly trying to find the words – I get emotional every time I think about it.
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Lucy and Ramsey
Happy couple Married on January
September 2022
Lucy and Ramsey
We started our wedding venue search close to home in the South of England, but from the moment we visited Dundas Castle we knew it was the place we wanted to celebrate our big day with all of our friends and family. From the moment we started planning to the moment we left Dundas Castle as Mr & Mrs, the team went above and beyond to make it the most magical day and weekend for us! A big thank you for the most special day and weekend!

Wedding Open Day

8th October 2022
You are invited to take a tour of Dundas Castle, winner of the 2019 and 2018 'Scottish Wedding Venue of the Year' VOWS Award.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Edinburgh

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M8, M9, A90 and Edinburgh City Bypass all very close by

Nearest Train Station

Dalmeny

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It is impossible for us to be able to pick our favourite wedding because they are all so unique. We do love how special our international weddings are- the mixture of cultures can create a very special day with some stunning national dress and fantastic entertainment such as Chinese Dancing Dragons!

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

Once you have booked your venue, book your four preferred suppliers immediately, this should include someone to marry you, a photographer, florist and band. We would also recommend booking your cake at a wedding show as they have some great discounts!

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

We think it is so important that someone walks the mother of the bride to her seat, this is a very special moment and shows that she has not been forgotten about.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, Breathtaking Outstanding, Unique, Exclusive.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The best photo opportunity at Dundas is having the Castle as a backdrop. This can be great just for couple shots or for a group photograph with all of your wedding guests.

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

We have had celebrity weddings and guests before but we don't like to reveal who as we are proud that our venue is incredibly private.

What’s your favourite canapé?

All the ladies in the office love the miniature lobster mac and cheese bites, totally scrumptious!!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We all love our food at Dundas Castle and believe it is a very important part of the wedding day. We have seen a fantastic array of evening buffets including nacho boxes, DIY hotdogs with all of the toppings and simple bacon rolls!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The most unique feature of Dundas Castle is that it is exclusively yours. The whole Castle and its immediate grounds are closed off from the public so you can relax and make yourselves at home during your stay.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of the experience that our team has, some of our wedding planners have been at Dundas for 10 years and know a lot of tips to help you achieve your perfect wedding day. Our operations team have also helped many wedding couples so you can relax and enjoy your day knowing that we will ensure the whole day will run smoothly.

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