Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

£49 - £110 pp
Up to 100
157 Bedrooms
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From intimate gatherings to lavish celebrations, at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel your personal wedding co-ordinator is on hand to help you create the wedding you've always dreamed of.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Old Town Romance Package As well as your own dedicated events executive to help you plan your perfect day, all of our packages include: Red carpet on arrival Hotel master of ceremonies Glass of prosecco Three course wedding breakfast including tea or coffee Half a bottle of house wine with wedding breakfast Glass of prosecco for toast Evening function room hire Table plan, place cards and menus Complimentary use of cake knife and stand Evening buffet of three standard items Complimentary overnight accommodation for the Bride and Groom With the option to upgrade to our Silver, Gold or Platinum packages
What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering


City View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Romance blossoms in the historic old town of Edinburgh, with its picturesque location in the country’s capital, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is the ideal venue for a Scottish wedding. Offering luxury accommodation, a health and beauty spa, fantastic food and drink, elegant wedding suites and beautiful photogenic surroundings, this citycentre hotel will make your big day one to remember. The refined Holyrood Suite provides spectacular views of Arthur’s Seat and is the ideal location for any wedding ceremony. Flooded by natural daylight, it offers the flexibility of hosting a civil, religious or humanist, ceremony and can also be used for intimate wedding breakfasts of up to 60 guests. As you toast your new life together there is nothing more spectacular than dining in our elegant Salisbury Suite. Surrounded by family and friends, enjoy a wedding breakfast for between 50 - 100 guests, with the added luxury of having some outdoor space to call your own. As the night draws in, take to the dancefloor for your first dance and celebrate into the early hours with your choice of entertainment. Be inspired by our chef’s passion for food, our menus are written with flair that will impress each and every one of your guests. Traditional Scottish cuisine seasoned with modern cooking methods & techniques, resulting in delectable courses. A choice of menus, canapés & buffet packages are available to add the finishing touches to your special day. Retreat to one of our luxury suites and wake up to the stunning views of Arthurs seat on your first morning as a married couple. Sleep easy knowing your guests are well looked after in their own 4* accommodation. Why not spend the weekend at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and invite your family and friends here the night before for a delicious meal? Our hotel Spa will have you feeling a million dollars before your special day. Hen packages are also available.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Danielle
Thank you for showing interest in Macdonald Holyrood Hotel as your wedding venue, I'm glad we caught your eye! Edinburgh's Old Town is full of history and romance, I truly believe it's the perfect location for a Scottish wedding. I would be delighted to invite you to the hotel to discuss your tailored wedding package, and the finishing touches that will make your dream day come true!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & mrs wemyss
Happy couple Married on January
January 2021
Thank you
Cheryl & Victor
Happy couple Married on January
November 2020
Evening Reception
I would like to thank you for all your help in organising the reception.. ..Everyone that came on the day said to us that the reception was brilliant, the best they had been to in a long time, also everyone commented on how good the food was too. Laura and Colin did a first class job in helping Cheryl & I have such an amazing day. So thank you so much and thank you to all the staff involved Cheryl and Victor Vickers
Becky & Ian
Happy couple Married on June
November 2020
The staff were so helpful
We were not at all stressed on the day thanks to your reassurance that all was organised and in control. The team of staff on the day was faultless; we could ask for no more, it all ran very smoothly... The staff were so helpful, never intrusive and helped every step of the way in making the day and whole weekend a resounding success...A specific mention must be made to the food, outstanding on every count, on every meal..." Becky and Ian Lisseman
John and Stella
Wedding: February
November 2020
I would have no hesitation in recommending
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all your staff for making my daughters wedding reception go without a hitch. All the guests were impressed with the standard of food and the excellent competent and friendly service provided by everyone at the hotel. In particular may I convey our thanks to Laura and Mandar for their helpful and thoughtful guidance. I would have no hesitation in recommending you hotel. John and Stella Doddie (Father and mother of the bride)
Location & Contact Details


Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Edinburgh Waverley

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We love all of them!

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

Let your venue do the hard work for you! Your dedicated events coordinator is there to assist you every step of the way. They will be able to offer their recommendations and give you options you may not have thought of. They are the experts!

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

We love all personal touches! Every wedding is unique and we offer the perfect blank canvas to make your day unique. Personalised favours for guests are always well received and make guests feel really special.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, Luxurious, Spectacular, Historic & Special

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have seen some spectacular photos at the foot Arthurs Seat and Holyrood Park. Alternatively, Edinburgh's Cowgate and Grassmarket is a few minutes walk from the hotel and offers a perfect backdrop for stunning black and white photos!

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


What’s your favourite canapé?

Our Haggis bon-bons with wholegrain mustard mayo are ALWAYS a crowd pleaser!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Anything made by our chef!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Romance blossoms in the historic old town of Edinburgh, with its picturesque location in the country’s capital, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is the ideal venue for a Scottish wedding. Offering luxury accommodation, a health and beauty spa, fantastic food and drink, elegant wedding suites and beautiful photogenic surroundings, this citycentre hotel will make your big day one to remember.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Definitely the team! Each team member is equally passionate about offering great service, and it shows in the feedback we get. I love hearing how well people have been looked after when they get in touch after an event.