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Venue Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, UK
Phone: 01578 722430
Exclusive Use Wedding Coordinator Civil Ceremony License Garden Marquee Venue Accommodation Outdoor

Location & setting

Thirlestane Caste is nestled in the breathtaking Scottish Borders, just 40-minutes south of Edinburgh. It’s one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland, where royalty and distinguished guests have been entertained since the 16th century.

Thirlestane sits in the heart of the Lauderdale Estate, surrounded by mature woodland and the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders.

For the ultimate experience, enjoy Thirlestane Castle exclusively for several days with additional activities and delicious dining options to create a once in a lifetime unforgettable memory.

The Castle’s pink sandstone turrets, dramatically decorated rooms, rustic spaces, and peaceful outdoor locations, make Thirlestane the perfect setting for your authentic castle wedding

Only a small number of couples get the privilege to say “I do” at Thirlestane each year, allowing our team to get to know exactly what your dream day entails and creating bespoke celebrations every single time.

Packages and capacity

Whether it be a three-day extravaganza with activities and experiences or an intimate low-key elopement, Thirlestane Castle is a memorable wedding destination. Thirlestane offers a range of wedding packages for you to choose from, including:

  • Exclusive Use (up to 100 people)
  • Bespoke (2 – 1000+)
  • Ceremony & Drinks Reception (up to 100 people)
  • Elopements

Spaces & Accommodation

The castle’s dramatically decorated State Rooms, rustic Vaulted Cellar and unique outdoor spaces including the Cobbled Courtyard, former Rose Garden and The Terrace, allow you to stage your celebration in a variety of ways. From the grand and experiential, to the intimate and elegant, let your vision come to life at Thirlestane…

Stay in our uniquely designed castle suites, which sleep a total of 16 people.  Each suite is tastefully decorated to a 5-star standard, with antiques and artwork from the castle’s collection adding a touch of history and elegance.

In addition, guests can stay amongst nature in our Sustainable Woodland Lodges which are set in the tranquil woodlands surrounding Thirlestane Castle. Run on renewable energy, they each feature their own hot tub and can be booked out exclusively, to accommodate up to 20 guests.

We can also provide details of local accommodation for additional guests.


You’ll receive access to our extensive list of award-wining suppliers. These are the best-of-the-best caterers, musicians, florists, wedding cake makers, photographers, car suppliers – you name it, we’ll have a contact – that will help bring your special day to life.

We provide a range of furniture and props to enhance your day including, 100 wooden chairs, easel, PA system, use of piano in drawing room, festoon lighting, fire pits, lawn games and hurricane vases with pillar candles.

There are a range of ways to personalise your wedding and add that WOW factor.
From extending your stay, to helicopter landing facilities and pyrotechnic displays, the possibilities are endless. We understand that not every couple likes to be hands on with the details, we can connect you with a full-service wedding planner.

Thirlestane Castle’s experienced wedding co-ordinator will support you to turn your wedding dreams into a reality. Contact them today for more information on packages and our spaces.

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