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Hidden gem in the heart of Midlothian dating back to 1786, sitting in 54 acres of park & woodland. The historic opulent atmosphere and contemporary marquee are the perfect backdrops to any wedding.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

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


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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Situated in the heart of midlothian and a doorstep away from Edinburgh is the beautiful grade II listed Melville Castle, one of the regions most popular wedding venues. With 54 acres of parklands and enchanting woodland and history dating back to 1786, it’s easy to see why this hidden gem is loved. The Castle itself boasts an impressive mile long driveway through the woodland which is sure to impress guests as soon as they arrive, as well the castle itself with grand state rooms and are Licensed for civil ceremonies. You can say I do in The Ballroom, a natural light filled space that lends itself perfectly to any colour scheme or style. The room features large period style windows and classic portraits. The space can accommodate up to 150 guests for your ceremony. The south lawn facing our beautiful fountain is also licensed for civil ceremonies and is the ideal choice for outside weddings of up to 150 guests. After your grand entrance down our staircase, the viscount room is an ideal place begin celebrating your marriage, with an atmospheric drinks reception. As guests mingle and enjoy the views you can slip away to capture some photographs within the grounds. Following on from your drinks reception, you can head into our majestic contemporary Marquee with chandeliers and adorned fairy lights ceiling and enjoy a wedding breakfast of your choosing, freshly prepared on-site by Melville Castles talented team of chefs. Finally, you can dance the night away in the Marquee with fully fitted heating and bathrooms and bar so all your guests can be together and celebrate you day. The highly experienced wedding team at Melville Castle will assist you in the planning of your special day, from your first enquiry right through to the departure of the very last guest. Each wedding is unique and we pride ourselves on ensuring that yours is just that.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lyndsay and Michelle Peaston-Clark
Married in April 2022
May 2022
Lyndsay and Michelle's wedding
We got married at the stunning Melville Castle on 30th April 2022 and everything was perfect from start to finish. Fiona, the events manager was superb and so helpful. We can't thank her enough for all her support in organising the day. We stayed with our families on the Friday and Saturday and nothing was too much for the staff. They were all fantastic and so friendly! The rooms are gorgeous, the food is amazing but what really stood out to us was the warmth and friendliness of everyone who worked there. We felt it was our home from home for the 3 nights we stayed there. It was also extremely good value for money. It was exactly what we wanted for our wedding weekend, and more. The castle will hold a special place in our hearts. We will definitely be back to visit! Thank you
Amanda & Jordan
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Amazing venue!
This venue is absolutely stunning. We loved everything about it from the long drive way to the use of all the different rooms in the castle and marque. The food is amazing and staff are very friendly and helpful. Lots of fantastic spots for photographs! We had the best day and couldn’t imagine a better venue to celebrate our special day.
April & Adam
Married in October 2018
November 2018
So Helpful, An Amazing Day!
The staff at Melville couldn't have been more friendly and helpful when we were trying to organise our wedding, and the actual day went perfectly. The venue is beautiful. Absolutely recommend it!
Greg & Irina
Married in October 2018
November 2018
We got the wedding we wanted!
Can’t recommend Melville Castle enough! We had several international guests so we’re looking forward somewhere to have the wedding but also where they could stay. We were able to even pick the rooms where they stayed, ensuring those who knew each other were near each other. As for the wedding, our planner Fiona has everything organised and it’s easy to see what’s required. We got some great ideas as well as our decorations business at their wedding fair. The grounds are fantastic and the castle is stunning. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the marquee was and how amazing the food is. We had particular things we wanted, from the music that was played, the centre pieces, the favours, entertainment etc and the castle were very easy going and allowed us to do exactly what we wanted to. 5 stars, easily.
Nicola & James
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Perfect wedding day!
We had our wedding in Melville castle in October. The Whole experience was amazing! Fiona was amazing at keeping us calm and reassuring us throughout all the planning and on the big day until John took over! John was amazing too and kept the whole day running smoothly. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. From the moment myself and my bridesmaids checked in the day before the wedding the staff could not do enough for us, everyone was very happy to help with any request we had. Our suite was beautiful and had lots of space for everyone getting ready. On the wedding day we had use of The ballroom, viscount room and the marquee, which was great as they are all lovely rooms. The food was lovely, and there are so many wonderful spots for photos. Our wedding day at Melville Castle was amazing, and we would definitely reccommed it as a wedding location!
Kerry Farrell
Married in August 2018
November 2018
What dreams are made off...
We visited many different venues when booking our wedding but as soon as we visited here we knew this was the venue for us, the castle and grounds are beautiful. From the moment we booked Fiona (wedding and events manager) has been fantastic, I could contact her anytime about anything and she was always happy to help, she was also great with given me ideas for the day. The rooms myself and my bridal party stayed in the night before were lovely and the bridal suite was beautiful and the card and Prosecco the hotel had placed in our room was a lovely touch, We used the ballroom, viscount room and the marquee on the day of the wedding and I loved that we could use different parts of the castle, the day of the wedding was more than we could have ever asked for we had such a beautiful day and can’t thank Fiona, John and the rest of the staff at Melville castle enough for such a memorable day.
Location & Contact Details


Gilmerton Road , Lasswade , Midlothian, EH18 1AP, Scotland

Travel Notes

Take the turn off city bypass at Gilmerton & Galashiels and then follow the signs from the roundabout at Dobbie's garden center you are five minutes away.

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