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Gala Dinners

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Outstanding Gala Dinners near Edinburgh

If you are planning a special gala dinner for guests as a corporate event, Winton Castle can be relied upon to deliver a sumptuous feast with mouth-watering dishes; our award-winning chefs always use the best local produce, served by our own knowledgeable team.

Winton Castle has a rich history of entertaining throughout the centuries. Its flexible layout, with all the public rooms on the same floor, ensures that gala dinner evenings work well.

We’ll help you choose your dinner menu from a range of inspiring and innovative dishes, home cooked for you.  Dinner may feature the finest beef or lamb from our own estate, or seafood from the local coastline, seasonal menus with the finest local produce.

Flexible Layout for Grand Gala Events

Winton’s flexible layout means we can cater for Gala Dinners for 10 – 100 guests seated in our grand Dining Room, or up to 120 seated across 2 beautiful rooms.

A Warm Welcome to Winton Castle Awaits

The anticipation builds as guests drive down the sweeping driveway to be welcomed by the red carpet; our piper will be standing proudly at the front door flanked by the friendly Winton team, which may even include Sir Francis Ogilvy (Winton Castle’s west wing is still the Ogilvy’s family home!).

The evening starts with a welcome glass of Champagne enjoyed in front of the roaring Octagon fire before moving through to the elegant Drawing Room for a short introduction to Winton’s royal history, standing below the intricate ceilings. Dinner is served in the grand but intimate dining room, with Winton’s silver candelabra twinkling on the tables.

After dinner, guests are invited through to the cosy Library to enjoy coffee and liqueurs by the fire. This is a charming way to end the evening, or for the more active, merely a breather before the ceilidh dancing begins.

Or, Choose a Hog Roast, Barbecue or Picnic for your Gala Evening

As an alternative to a conventional sit-down dinner, you can choose anything from barbecues or hog roasts, to picnics or fish and chips, ideal options for less formal dinners and parties.

Dance the Night Away with a Winton Ceilidh

After dinner, why not round off your evening with one of our very popular Winton Ceilidhs? You can let your hair down, work off your dinner, and you may even be able to persuade Sir Francis Ogilvy to lead the dancing.