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Melville Castle Hotel, Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, Lasswade, UK
Phone: 0131 654 0088
Exclusive Use Wedding Coordinator Master of Ceremonies Licensed Bar Civil Ceremony License Garden Terrace Dance Floor Marquee Price Per Head From:£84 Venue Accommodation Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor


Nestled within 54 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland, Melville Castle wedding venue offers a stunning fairytale countryside setting just 6 miles from the city centre of Edinburgh. This 4 star country house hotel is a grand gothic castle originally built in 1791 and is a family run hotel hosting wedding of all shapes and sizes, big and small.


Ceremonies can be held in The Ballroom, a magnificent room with high ceilings and sweeping views of the parkland, river and woodland accommodating up to 90 guests.
The Viscount Room, a stunning space with gilded ceiling and traditional décor can hold 60 guests for your wedding breakfast.
The more intimate Arniston Room with elegant windows overlooking the park, river and woodland is ideal for pre or post ceremony drinks.
The Pavillion Marquee is situated on the east lawn, adjacent to the castle and provides the perfect location for larger ceremonies, wedding breakfasts of up to 150 guests and evening receptions of up to 200 guests.


Melville castle can be your very own castle for the day where the doors are closed and only you and your guests will have the use of the castle and estate grounds on your wedding day. The exclusive use price is an extra £3000 for weddings taking place Sunday – Friday and an extra £4000 for weddings taking place on a Saturday.

Venue hire costs start from £1,000 for mid-week winter weddings and up to £3500 for Saturday weddings in the summer. Venue hire includes:

  • Use of Melville Castle and grounds
  • A Melville Castle wedding planner to guide you through your day
  • A red-carpet welcome at the entrance and for your ceremony
  • Use of Melville Castle’s traditional silver cake base (square/ round) and cake knife
  • An elegant table plan mount (easel) at entrance to your wedding breakfast
  • Banqueting chairs and 5ft and 6ft round tables within the castle and marquee
  • Bar facilities in the castle and/ or marquee
  • Facilities to play background music of your choice throughout the castle
  • Large dance floor within the marquee
  • Complimentary bridal suite for the bride and groom
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and bottled water in the bedrooms
  • Large car park for up to 100 vehicles


Melville Castle has 33 bedrooms and suites, ranging from classic doubles to grand four poster suites.

Exclusive Use Venue Accommodation Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor Country House Countryside 60-85 Dining Guests 85-100 Dining Guests 100-150 Dining Guests £75-£100pp Packages > £100pp Packages < 120 Evening Guests 120-150 Evening Guests 150-200 Evening Guests
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