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Melville Castle

Wedding Venue

Recently refurbished, this Grade A listed castle is a deeply romantic backdrop for your special day.

Licensed to host ceremonies for up to 200 wedding guests and 250 reception guests, the castle has a selection of spaces for your special 'I do'. Or, why not get married in the gardens? After the most perfect day, you can bed down beneath the turrets, in your choice of one of 33 individually designed bedrooms.

The castle is within easy reach of guests arriving at Edinburgh Airport or Edinburgh Waverley Station.

What makes Melville Castle a unique wedding venue?

Each wedding is unique and the hotel's team pride themselves on ensuring that yours is just that. A selection of packages are available, each has been designed to help make planning as simple as possible. They can be upgraded or tailored to your exact requirements.

If you are planning from afar or just want to take all the planning stress away, the ‘All taken care of’ package means you can relax in the knowledge that your special day is 'all taken care of'!

What is a typical wedding like at Melville Castle?

With a selection of gorgeous four-poster suites, you can choose to stay the night before your special day, perhaps hosting a small intimate candlelit dining party for your nearest and dearest as the excitement builds. Bed down beneath the turrets ahead of your special day...

The one or two bedroom suites are spacious and light-filled, perfect for wedding preparations and special pre-wedding moments. Watch as guests start to arrive and enjoy the sense of awe as the castle peeps into view from the tree-lined driveway that hides this fairytale venue. There is ample parking and 33 bedroom to accommodate your wedding guests.

Say your unforgettable "I do" in one of the castle's intimate suites, in the marquee, or surrounded by your guests in the pretty gardens, and dance the night away. Fireworks can be enjoyed.

As the light fades, slip away to your suite for your first night as a married couple. Four poster bedrooms and spacious suites are available. Choose the hotel's one-bedroom suite to enjoy a giant copper tub for two filled with bubbles.

What Wedding Packages does Melville Castle offer?

Packages include venue-only hire for complete wedding flexibility, as well as exclusive use packages so you can make the castle and all the bedrooms your own.

Designed for desirability, three inclusive packages - Bonnie, Braw and Castle - are available. These include the best of the castle wedding experience. If you are planning from afar or just want to take all the planning stress away, the ‘All taken care of’ package means you can relax in the knowledge that everything about your special day is 'all taken care of'!

What Extra facilities does Melville Castle have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

Melville Castle has a dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator to assist with your wedding planning. With intimate knowledge of the castle and its surrounds, help is available to design your dream day!

Exclusive use weddings are available for complete privacy.

Where is Melville Castle located?

Melville Castle is less than 5 miles from central Edinburgh. It is hidden away on a private estate with beautiful gardens and a long trree-lined driveway.

Top facilities

Live Band Facilities

Wedding Coordinator Available

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

150 - 200 Guests Capacity

Humanist / Celebrant Ceremony

Outdoor Ceremony

Parking Available

Dining Options

Alcohol License

In House Catering

Evening Entertainment

Dance floor

Evening reception facilities

Live Band Facilities

Marquee available

Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Staff Assistance

Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster

Wedding Coordinator Available


Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests

Wedding Party



Extra info

Amex: Yes

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

Address: Gilmerton Road, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Scotland, LasswadeEH18 1AP, United Kingdom

The castle is close to many international airports:

Edinburgh Airport: 10.8 miles

Dundee Airport: 39 miles

Glasgow Airport: 51.5 miles

If arriving into Edinburgh Waverley Station, it is possible to take a bus (aound 35 minutes), disembarking at Dalkeith, Melville Gate Road, walking around 6 minutes to the castle. Alternatively, a taxi from the train station takes around 12 minutes.

There is ample private parking if arriving by car.

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