Aye do! Edinburgh Castle to hold wedding open day


ROMANTIC couples are being invited to plan and even host their wedding at one of Scotland’s most dramatic and historic locations.
Edinburgh Castle will hold a wedding open day on Sunday 22nd March, from 11am to 4pm.


Organisers promise to allow visitors to tour a range of potential venues within the castle grounds, as well as showcasing everything needed to plan the perfect day .


Edinburgh Hogmanay
Edinburgh Castle, which will be the setting for a wedding open day on Sunday 22nd March


A range of exhibitors including cake makers and photographers will be present. Attendees will also be able to view the castle’s choice of wedding venues.


These include the intimate surroundings of St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest building in the capital, to the impressive Queen Anne building, which can accommodate up to 120 day guests.


Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle, said: “The castle has played host to countless first dates and engagements over the years and it’s also a truly unique setting for taking that next step with your significant other.


“Our wedding open days are hugely popular with those looking for that special somewhere to hold their nuptials, with a wide range of local exhibitors and our dedicated and experienced events team on hand to answer any questions.”


Sunset Over Edinburgh
Edinburgh castle – historic and romantic


There is no word on whether or not dungeons are available, however  visitors to the open day will be able to take a tour inside the castle’s four ceremony and reception spaces, including:


The Gatehouse Suite – A 19th Century, wood panelled room, the Suite also has an ante room perfect for a drinks reception.  It boasts a private terrace for sole use of the wedding party, with views stretching to the Pentland Hills.

The Gatehouse can host up to 40 guests for a ceremony and drinks reception, or 20 guests for a seated wedding breakfast.


A view of Edinburgh Castle, one of many ancient buildings managed by Historic Scotland
The castle has several potential wedding venues, including the city’s oldest building


The Jacobite Room – This room, available for evening receptions only, pairs an 18th Century building with contemporary design features. The venue can host seated dinners for up to 100 guests and up to 150 for an evening reception format.


St Margaret’s Chapel – Edinburgh’s oldest building, dating back to the 12th Century, is complete with a barrel ceiling and exposed stone altar, and can seat up to 25 guests.


The Queen Anne Building – Placed at the heart of the castle, the venue can cater for up to 120 guests for both the ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 170 for an evening reception. The Queen Anne Building also comes complete with an indoor courtyard, providing the perfect backdrop for canapés and drinks reception for guests.


For further details or to register interest please visit the Edinburgh Castle website: www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk.

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