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Private Parties & Private Events

testimonial Winton Castle, designed for entertaining in the Scottish Renaissance

Private Party Venue & Private Events

Winton Castle is the ultimate private party venue provided on an exclusive use basis, all yours for the duration of your celebration!

Conveniently located just outside Edinburgh in East Lothian, the castle is easily accessed from Scotland’s motorway network and Edinburgh International Airport.

The castle’s five interlinked reception rooms ensure guests can flow freely from one room to another. This makes the castle perfect for private parties, family celebrations,  special birthday parties, anniversaries, any private event for 10 to 130 guests. Much larger parties can be hosted in a marquee on the croquet lawn or in the Walled Garden.

We’ll plan and host your private party, whether you’re looking to have a lunch, barbecue or dinner. Our award-winning chefs serve delicious, freshly prepared, modern Scottish cuisine using the finest local ingredients.

Winton Castle Visits & Virtual Tours

You can now choose to visit Winton in person or arrange a guided, virtual, 3D-Tour over Zoom and talk through the plans for your party. Call or email us to book your tour.

Tailored Private Parties in Scottish Renaissance Grandeur

From the Renaissance-inspired drawing room to the original 15th century vaulted cellar, inspiring rooms to suit every celebration:

  • the drawing room and King Charles room with their intricate plaster ceilings;
  • the intimate cabinet room;
  • the Georgian dining room overlooking the croquet lawn;
  • the stunning Octagon revealing the 15th century castle walls.

A variety of entertainment can be laid on too, from bagpipers to pianists, clarsachs to ceilidhs, and jazz duos to fireworks. We can also set up wine and Champagne or whisky tastings, or outdoor activities like clay pigeon shooting, falconry or a mini highland games.

Valuing our Environment

Events here make the most of our wonderful countryside and wildlife. Winton puts the environment at the heart of everything and has taken a responsible, sustainable approach for many decades. We’ve held a Gold Green Tourism Business Award (GTBS) for over 10 years and won a VIBES Award for our local sourcing, waste-cutting, recycling and biodiversity.

See more on Winton’s Eco and Sustainability Awards and ethos.