Gilmerton House

£14,500 - £15,000 for a package
Up to 150
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Gilmerton House is a Grade A listed, exclusive use, Georgian mansion located at the heart of Scotland's peaceful East Lothian countryside.
Gilmerton House Pricing & Costs

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Gilmerton House do not offer fixed templates or packages as every event is organised and priced on a bespoke basis in line with the requirements of their guests. As guidance, for the exclusive use of the house and gardens, their pricing starts at £6000 per night.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Couple accommodation included
Gilmerton House Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Reception Space
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Asian Catering
Kosher Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Gilmerton House Full Description
Gilmerton House is an exclusive-use estate that blends history and tradition with a touch of modernity and a sustainable ethos. Located on Edinburgh’s doorstep and within reach of North Berwick’s stunning beaches and ancient castles, Gilmerton House is perfectly positioned to hold the wedding celebration you have always imagined. Gilmerton House recognises that no two celebrations are ever the same and want to give each couple the freedom to curate a unique wedding according to their tastes; as such, they do not offer fixed wedding packages and only take on a limited number of weddings a year to ensure the best experience for their couples and to maintain the splendour of the house. Wedding ceremonies for up to 50 guests can be held in the Drawing Room, overlooking the beautiful south facing terrace and gardens. Larger ceremonies for up to 80 people can be held in the historic and atmospheric wood panelled Music Room, which, dating back to the 1600s is one of the finest rooms of its age in Scotland. Larger weddings for up to 200 guests can be accommodated in the gardens or a marquee in the stunning gardens. The house has ten luxurious double bedrooms decorated to a high standard in a classical Georgian style with a modern and sustainable focus. Overnight guests can also opt to enjoy the additional services of a house butler and private chef. A further three bedrooms are also available in The Lodge, which is a cosy Victorian self contained cottage situated close to the main house.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Graham
Gilmerton House offers a magnificent setting for your wedding in any season. This beautiful stately home is surrounded by stunning gardens and woodland, offering our guests total seclusion and privacy for the duration of your time with us. We look forward to making your experience both memorable and enjoyable for you and your guests.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: May
May 2023
Absolutely fantastic experience at Gilmerton
Well what can I say other than absolutely fantastic experience at Gilmerton . We had the house for long weekend whilst daughter was getting married. Graham and staff at Gilmerton were first class and couldn’t speak highly enough of them and how welcome they made everybody feel. The house and grounds themselves are so special and you really feel so relaxed and comfortable there. Thank you for such a wonderful stay and many memories made.
Nick Taylor
Wedding: May
May 2023
Hugely memorable stay at Gilmerton House
Back home in Cape Town after an incredible week in the UK and a hugely memorable stay outside Edinburgh at Gilmerton House, which was absolutely mind blowing.
David D
Wedding: May
May 2023
Truly Memorable
Wonderful mansion with great staff. Truly memorable stay.
Rebecca C
Wedding: May
May 2023
A fabulous destination for a wedding
The best experience. We felt completely immersed in Scotland and it’s heritage whilst staying at Gilmerton House. A fabulous destination for a wedding, function, work or family gathering.
The Scotsman
Wedding: March
May 2023
One of East Lothian's finest venues
It’s not often you can describe a house of this size as cosy, but that’s part of the homely feel they have fostered. It’s also immaculate and the most incredibly welcoming space. The Bridal Suite called The West Room has a Princess and the Pea-sized bed, dressing table, fireplace and gilded screen, and the built-in wardrobe has been converted into a rather sexy and very modern mirrored shower room. The music room has a Rococo white ceiling, which resembled the royal icing on a wedding cake.
Hugh C
Wedding: February
May 2023
Fantastic Experience
Fantastic experience with friends at this beautiful house. We were hosted very well by Graham and his team. It's a great location - very near Edinburgh but far enough out to feel like you're away from all the noise. Highly recommend it
Gilmerton House Location & Contact Details


Athelstaneford, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5LQ, Scotland

Travel Notes

22 miles from Edinburgh city centre and just 40 minutes by car from Edinburgh International Airport

Nearest Town

North Berwick

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1 Abbotsview Junction

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Gilmerton House Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (3)

Scottish Wedding Awards 2017 finalist in the best venue category
Winner of Most Exclusive Private Venue (Scotland) in Luxury Goods Awards 2017
Green Tourism Gold Award

Accreditations (1)

Unique Venues of Edinburgh, Historic Houses Association, Green Tourism
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Gilmerton House?

No two weddings are ever the same at Gilmerton. We do not offer a fixed package and it is important to us that every couple places their personal stamp on what is their special day!

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

Don't panic!

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

Hosting a post wedding family Sunday roast our stunning 17th century oak panelled Music Room.

Describe Gilmerton House in 5 adjectives

Warm, welcoming, homely, peaceful, private.

Where’s the best photo spot at Gilmerton House?

The stone bridge next to the majestic 500 year old sequoia tree.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Gilmerton House?

David and Victoria Beckham, Gordon Ramsay, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Ronan Keating, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Jimmy Choo.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our friendly, relaxed approach and our flexibility.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne