Welcome to Thirlestane Castle

Enjoy the highest fashion of the 17th century at one of Scotland’s most amazing Wedding Destinations.

Located in Lauder, the most blissful part of the Scottish Borders, just 45 minutes from Edinburgh, Thirlestane Castle is a perfect exclusive use Castle for Weddings near Edinburgh.

Being one of the oldest inhabited castles in Scotland, the estate has been part of The Maitland family since 1587. With a rich family history, intriguing royal visits and modern renovations, today Thirlestane Castle is part of Bridebook’s Top 20 Best UK Castle Wedding Venues.

Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or are inviting a large number of guests, the venue offers multiple beautiful locations for hosting your wedding ceremony and reception - the State Drawing room, Cellar and Victorian Kitchen or even outdoors, are all stunning locations for your perfect Scottish wedding backdrop.

The Castle sleeps up to sixteen guests across eight bedrooms. Newly renovated in 2019, you and your guests can indulge in classical Scottish interior design, inspired by the Renaissance, while still having access to all the usual modern comforts and amenities that you might expect.

We love:

The luxurious interior that combines classic Renaissance fashion with a modern twist of comfort.

The drawing room - wow, wow, wow!

Enjoy a fine collection of paintings, furniture and porcelain. And let’s not forget about the grand historic toy collection!

Food and beverages:

The Castle can assist you in making a selection from some of Scotland’s finest caterers to provide your Wedding meal and beverages.

Key Facts:

Nearest City: Edinburgh - 50min

Nearest Airport: Edinburgh Airport - 60min

Ceremony: Max 100

Sit down dinner: State Drawing Room - Max 100

Accommodation: 8 Bedrooms/ 16 persons

History and family:

In ownership of Maitland family since 1587

Served as the seat to Earls of Lauderdale