Winton Castle

£5,440 - £12,900 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Intimacy on a grand scale; your own private Scottish Castle near Edinburgh
Winton Castle Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Choice of preferred caterers
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Corkage charge applicable
Wine allowance per guest
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Winton Castle 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


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

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Winton Castle Full Description
Winton Castle is a wedding venue steeped in history that blends the grandeur of a Castle with the intimacy of a family home. We fondly call this ‘intimacy on a grand scale’. Our romantic Scottish Renaissance castle is a hidden gem surrounded by mature gardens, deep in tranquil East Lothian countryside, just half an hour from Edinburgh city centre and the international airport. As an exclusive use events venue, the castle and its gardens are all yours for the duration of your own castle wedding. Unlike a hotel, this guarantees that your celebration is uninterrupted by other events. By limiting the number of weddings held here each year, we ensure that Winton Castle is still something of a well kept secret. It also ensures that you receive the very best attention from start to finish. We still have some limited availability in 2023, but are now mostly taking wedding bookings for 2024. Winton Castle Wedding Visits & Virtual Tours You can visit Winton in person, or arrange a guided virtual 3D-Tour over Zoom, while discussing your wedding plans. Call or email us to book your tour. Helping You Plan Your Wedding Here at Winton we are ready and waiting to help you start planning one of the best days of your life, whether you are looking for a fully bespoke wedding, or a tried and tested wedding package. We have low season rates that can save you at least £2,000 over January and February. Our team has more than 20 years of experience planning and hosting weddings and we would love yours to be our next one! By limiting the number of weddings held here each year, we ensure that Winton Castle is still something of a well-kept secret. It also ensures that you receive the very best, personal service from start to finish. Exceptional Eco Credentials Events here make the most of our wonderful nature, wildlife and countryside.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel McGonigle
Dear Couple, We would love to show you around our wonderful private castle, please enquire through 01875 340 222 or our email [email protected] Look forward to meeting you. Best wishes, Rachel


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
To all the team at Winton Thank you for making our weekend at Winton absolutely amazing. everyone is still speaking about how perfect the venue, staff and food was. We had an incredible weekend and it s all down to the team who made it so special . We cant wait to come back and visit soon!
R&F September 2023
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Once again, thank you so much for all of your team’s efforts. We had quite literally THE PERFECT day and everything was handled by all with such grace and calm. Also those napkins, Johanne!!! Absolutely perfect
Mr & Mrs Shelley-Harris August 2023
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
It was the most perfect day of our lives
We have been trying to find the words to express our gratitude and appreciation for everything you did but it’s so difficult to show just how much it meant! I couldn’t believe how beautiful everything was. There is obviously a lot of creativity in your wonderful team. I don’t know why Winton isn’t the only place anyone gets married because it is definitely the best venue by far! We’re going to have to find some unmarried friends to have a wedding there so we can come back!!
From J & A – Mother of the Bride July 2023
Wedding: July
October 2023
Wedding of our Dreams
First of all I’d like to thank you and the team for giving Jenny the wedding of her dreams. It was such a happy day and we all had a wonderful time.
Hannah & Scott
Happy couple married in December
February 2023
Magical Winter Wedding
We had our wedding at Winton Castle this past December and had the most magical day. Everything went exactly as planned and exceeded all our expectations. Intimacy on a grand scale could not describe Winton Castle any better! Thank you so much to Rae and the entire Winton team for being so attentive, friendly, and willing to meet all our needs from our very first meeting all the way through to our big day. The attention to detail was not missed and all of our guests raved about how amazing the day was. We didn't have a wedding planner and Rae and her team ensured everything went smoothly and had a wonderful list of recommended suppliers. We also rented all onsite properties before and during our wedding and they were all spectacular. All houses are extremely spacious and were fully equipped. We will definitely be back for a long weekend with friends and family.
Happy couple married in November
December 2022
Wedding Bliss!
We originally planned our wedding at Winton for January 2022, but due to an increase in covid, we postponed until November 2022. The Winton staff were so understanding and accommodating with covid (unlike other castles we had considered). We also appreciated the fact there are a limited number of weddings each year and how the Winton Team are so personable throughout the planning process and each wedding there is special as theres not one on every week! My husband and I cannot recommend Winton Castle highly enough. Incredible castle venue and most importantly lovely staff who covered everything and more for our special day! Big thank you to Fay for working so closely with us to make our day perfect.
Winton Castle Location & Contact Details


Winton Castle, Tranent, East Lothian, EH34 5AT, Scotland

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Wallyford or Longniddry

Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Winton Castle?

We hosted a fun-filled week long wedding stay in the Castle and wider Estate summer 2022. The days included highland games, laser tag, shortbread making and whisky tastings as well as day trips to Edinburgh and North Berwick. There was even a ceilidh tuition by the Castle owner Sir Ogilvy! The wedding day itself welcomed 120 guests, mostly from the States, to put their new ceilidh knowledge to the test. It was an incredible week.

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

Don't put your guests wants before your own. It's your day, have it the way you want.

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

We love to see couples bring in personal touches. One of my favourites is table names based on places that mean something to the couple, along with a photo of them there and a short story about why it's so special. We learn so much about our wedding couples from touches like this.

Describe Winton Castle in 5 adjectives

beautiful, charming, homely, classic, friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at Winton Castle?

We have a jetty that leads out onto our private loch. It's an incredible photo spot and private from view from the rest of the Castle.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Winton Castle?

We did host the wedding of a former Scotland Rugby captain a few years back so we were very excited to welcome most of the rugby team that day. Along the sporting lines we have also served Chris Hoy as a wedding guests. Charlotte Church also turned up at a wedding a few years back when her partner was providing music for the ceremony.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with haggis! Mini haggis, neeps and tatties tarts, or haggis bon bons with a honey mustard dip.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Can't beat a hog roast roll with apple sauce and stuffing.

What is Winton Castle most unique feature?

The gardens are incredible and photographers love the variety or picturesque spots.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our staff are always incredibly highly praised. They are our own in-house trained staff and they do a fantastic job.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferComplimentary bottle of champagne when booking with Bridebook.