Thirlestane Castle

01578 722430
Lauder
Berwickshire
Scotland
TD2 6RU
THIRLESTANE CASTLE

Nestling in the gentle Scottish Borders hills with majestic turrets, Thirlestane Castle is a fairytale setting for weddings. This hidden gem is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland, yet is conveniently just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh.

DRAMATIC SETTING
Royalty and distinguished guests have been entertained at Thirlestane Castle since the 16th century, and now you can have exclusive use of this castle to celebrate your future with the one you love. The backdrop is grand and dramatic, but the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming in this ancient Scottish castle. Your castle for the day.

MAGNIFICENT STATE ROOMS
The sumptuously decorated State Drawing Room overlooking the Rose Garden is perfect for ceremonies for up to 100 guests or your wedding meal, seating up to 60. The breath-taking ceilings will be a real talking point, with ornate garlands of fruit, flowers and musical instruments gilded in gold. The elegant State Dining Room is perfect for smaller weddings or dinners, seating 70 for your ceremony and 60 for dinner.

TIME TO CELEBRATE
Overlooking the oldest part of the castle, the Rose Garden is a stunning setting for a marquee for your reception for up to 200 guests. You can enjoy a garden party atmosphere on a summer’s afternoon, and later dance the night away under the stars.

STAY AT THE CASTLE
For wedding preparations or the wedding night itself, there is the luxurious Lauderdale Apartment. This elegant self-catering apartment offers a haven of calm, with private access and exceptional views of the parkland to the front of the castle.

We are always happy to help you with your wedding planning and put you in touch with the best local suppliers for everything you are looking for, from bagpipers to photographers, or vintage cars to double decker buses.