Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

£100 - £120 pp
Up to 200
199 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Principal Edinburgh on Charlotte Square is one of the finest hotels in Scotland and is a fabulous choice for a wedding venue.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
The Complete Package has been created to include all of the details necessary for your perfect day whilst providing you with a great range of choices. Simply choose your own preferred canapés, menu and drinks and we will arrange all of the following: - Red carpet, to make the perfect entrance and a traditional Scottish piper to pipe your arrival - Welcome glass of Prosecco for all guests (post-ceremony) - Two canapés per guest - Three course wedding breakfast, coffee and petit fours - Half bottle of house wine served with the meal and a glass of Prosecco for toast - Evening plated buffet* - Acting Master of Ceremonies, who looks after you on your wedding day - Personalised menus, place cards, table numbers and table plan - Traditional ornate cake stand and cutting knife - White linen table cloths, chair covers, napkins and twinkling tea lights and candelabras on tables - Large dance floor for the evening reception - Private bar within the Gallery - Wedding breakfast and wine tasting for the Bride and Groom - Changing room for the bridal party on the wedding day - Use of Charlotte Square private gardens for photographs, subject to availability - 15% discount on accommodation rates for the wedding guests, subject to availability - Dedicated Wedding Coordinator, to seamlessly guide and advise you through planning your big day - Upgraded feature bedroom including breakfast for the Bride and Groom on the night of your wedding - Complimentary 3 month Leisure Club Membership for the Bride and Groom** - Complimentary 1st Year Wedding Anniversary stay including dinner for two***
What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Spa On-Site
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Full Description
The Principal Edinburgh on Charlotte Square has been welcoming guests since 1848. Overlooking one of Edinburgh’s prettiest private gardens, our hotel is something of a find. Period Georgian features from the domestic homes that form the heart of the hotel combine with gorgeously appointed new bedrooms and suites that reference the golden age of travel and genuine Scottish hospitality. Beyond the front door and the hotel lobby, the Garden welcomes guests and visitors, as civilised a spot as you’ll find in the city; and the hotel spa will pamper the weariest traveller. At the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, spectacular 18th century combined with contemporary solutions and stunning details come together to set the stage for a gorgeous wedding day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Oskar Grodnicki
The scene is set to create a magical, dream wedding day at The Principal Edinburgh George Street with a variety of stunning suites to choose from. Rest assured whatever style of wedding you prefer, if you choose The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, you will receive only the very highest standard of personalised service. As your wedding team, we will be on hand to assist with the preparation to your special day. You can be confident that we will go above and beyond for you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Mark & Shaun
Happy couple married in March
March 2018
Principal Wedding
We had our wedding on the 31st of March at the hotel and we can honestly say the entire staff at the Principal on Charlotte square could not have made our day any more amazing. From the moment we arrived everything was taken care of right down to the smallest of detail and on the actual wedding day we had absolute nothing to do but relax and enjoy our day along with our guests. Oskar - Senior Wedding Coordinator: Right from the start when we booked back in February 2017 the service and dedication received by Oskar was outstanding and he could not have done enough to facilitate anything we requested, his guidance along with the impeccable precision in which the hotel plan weddings left us with very little to do meaning very little stress during the entire process. Awinash - Wedding Master of Ceremony. Throughout the day Awinash was the most gracious of hosts and we are overly grateful for his assistance during the day which went to military precision. Gavin - Head Concergie at the hotel. The service received by this man made our entire stay the most memorable and Gavin is none other than a credit to the hotel group and to Edinburgh. Gavin arranged for us to have exclusive use of the library area on the Friday evening to hold a drinks reception for our guests which was a lovely gesture and something we had not actually paid for as part of our package, and we are so appreciative to the Gavin and his team for allowing us to do this on the Friday as it was the nicest of touches to begin our wedding weekend. As we stayed in the hotel from the Thursday and moved rooms a couple of times Gavin also arranged for his colleagues to move our luggage etc, the entire concergie team were outstanding throughout and make the hotel stand out far above the rest. James - Hotel Concergie. James is another example of the upmost professional and genuinely nice person who honestly could not have done enough to help Shaun and I and our all of our guests who commented on how lovely, professional and friendly James was. I am not exaggerating when I say that James along with Gavin looked after us and our guests to a degree of celebrity status, I almost felt out of place at times but completely in a good way as we are pretty normal lads. This was 5star service throughout. All of the staff at the hotel could not have done more to ensure we had the most amazing day and we genuinely do have heartfelt love and appreciation for all the effort they put into ensuring our day was amazing. To all the staff members who we have not been able to name - Thank You! Food was excellent and all our guests commented on how good the food and service was and also how respectful all members of staff were to our guests. I really cannot think of a single thing I could say I would of liked to have seen done differently during the entire process from start to finish and on the day its self, if there was criticism to be said I am the type of person who would voice this more so for the hotel to improve upon but I can honestly say nothing could of been done any better than how the day went. To the entire Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square team - Thank you so much for the most amazing day.
Magda & Marek
Happy couple married in March
March 2018
Principal Wedding
We would like to THANK YOU soooooo much for all your help and for everything you have done for us in the run-up and on the day! You are the best wedding coordinator ever and we are so glad that we`ve met you!!! We`ve had the best day ever and enjoyed every minute of it. There is absolutely nothing that could have gone any better - the service was great, food was delicious, and the room looked absolutely stunning!! Special thanks to Awinash, Magda & the rest of the team for looking after us so well! Magda was an absolute star!!! :) THANK YOU VERY MUCH AGAIN, YOU GUYS ROCK!!! :) :) All the best to You & the team!
Lisa & Danny
Happy couple married in March
March 2018
Principal Wedding
I want to send a huge thank you to Oskar Gilchrist-Grodnicki for all his help, patience, and attention leading up to the wedding and on the day. You have made us feel so confident in our wedding, and we hardly had any stress at all! Thank you just does not seem to be enough, you are a star Oskar, and thanks to you, we had a fantastic day. You are a true credit to the Principal, as well as to the Wedding Industry. It's no wonder you've won VOW awards 2 years running. Fingers crossed for a third!!! And to Awinash Kumar for being so accommodating, helpful, and friendly on the day of our wedding. We had a perfect day, and any small blips that did arise, you both handled them amazingly. We are so very grateful. Thank you!
Jade & Peter
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
Principal Wedding
Jade and I would like to thank you and all the staff at the hotel for what was an amazing day. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I would like to give Awinash as he was beyond helpful from start to finish. Anything we asked him to do was done promptly and politely. He really is a credit to the events team at the hotel. We genuinely expected at least something to wrong at some point during the day. From the minute we originally viewed the venue with you over a year ago it has been flawless. We are already looking forward to our stay with you for our 1 year anniversary.
Mel & Craig
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
Principal Wedding
We honestly cannot put into words how amazing our wedding day was. From the Friday afternoon when we arrived we were greeted by the hotel staff who helped us with our car full of things to the Sunday afternoon when they brought the car round for us! Every second was perfect: As for the wedding day - it really did exceed our expectations. Ceremony - the room looked gorgeous, the area outside the function room also looked incredible with the red carpet. Photos - having our photos in Charlotte Square was lovely with the sun shining the photos are gorgeous. Food - was amazing, all our guests really enjoyed and were impressed by how quickly it came out and how tasty it was. Wine - the service for re filling people's glasses was great! Honestly this is just few things, every little detail was perfect. We cannot think of one fault. We would like to thank you, without you support and guidance through the entire day it wouldn't have been as perfect as it was. We will be returning to the hotel very soon as now this hotel will be a very special place for us. We have made memories we will love with forever. We could not be happier!!!
Location & Contact Details


38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4HQ, Scotland

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Haymarket Station

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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