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Thirlestane Castle

Wedding Venue

Nestling in the gentle Scottish Borders hills, with its rose pink sandstone and majestic turrets, Thirlestane Castle is a fairytale setting for weddings and elopements. 

Surrounded by beautiful parkland with the River Leader flowing by, Thirlestane offers you privacy and seclusion, yet is conveniently just 40 minutes south of Edinburgh. 

What makes Thirlestane Castle a unique wedding venue?

Thirlestane has a variety of different settings allowing couples to choose a style that works with their plans. From the elegant State Rooms with breath-taking ceilings and ornate garlands - to the more rustic and relaxed setting of the Victorian Kitchen with its vaulted ceiling and original range - to the clear ceiling marquee in The Courtyard, perfect for dancing the night away under the stars.

What is a typical wedding like at Thirlestane Castle?

Each wedding is bespoke, and the team work really closely with each couple to create the atmosphere that they desire. Whether couples are looking for ceremony only, ceremony and drinks reception or the full works, Thirlestane Castle can accommodate you.

What Wedding Packages does Thirlestane Castle offer?

Thirlestane Castle can be hired as an Exclusive Use venue, where couples have the castle’s State Rooms and 5-star apartments (sleeping 16) exclusively to themselves. Choose to self-cater or be catered for.

Couples looking to elope, can select the spaces of their choice and book one of the castle's individual apartments.

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

  • Breakfast Hamper delivery
  • Cocktail delivery
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Spa Packages

Top facilities

Private Catering accepted

Live Band Facilities

Wedding Coordinator Available

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly



100 - 150 Guests Capacity

150 - 200 Guests Capacity

Capacity: 200 Plus guests

Changing Room for Guests

Heli-pads, Private Airfields

Humanist / Celebrant Ceremony

Outdoor Ceremony

Parking Available

Dining Options

Buffet Catering

Corkage Option

Private Catering accepted

Seated Catering

Evening Entertainment

Evening reception facilities

Live Band Facilities

Marquee available

Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Staff Assistance

Wedding Coordinator Available


Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests



Extra info

Wedding Capacity Marquee: 1000

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 100

Nearest Airport: Edinburgh

Arrival information and directions

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire, LauderTD2 6RU, United Kingdom

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