Wedding Venue near Edinburgh, Scotland

Winton Castle is an exclusive wedding venue steeped in history that blends the grandeur of a palace with the intimacy of a family home. We fondly call this ‘intimacy on a grand scale’.

Our romantic Scottish Renaissance castle is a hidden gem surrounded by mature gardens, set within tranquil East Lothian countryside, just half an hour from Edinburgh city centre and the international airport.

As an exclusive use events venue, the castle and its gardens are all yours for the duration of your own castle wedding. Unlike a hotel, this guarantees that your celebration is uninterrupted by other events.

By limiting the number of weddings held each year, we ensure that Winton Castle is still something of a well-kept secret. It also guarantees that you receive the very best attention from start to finish. Whether your want an intimate celebration for 40 or a grand banquet for up to 250 guests, Winton Castle is a fabulous, flexible venue to hold your wedding.

Wedding dates are available for 2025 and our diary is now open for 2026!

To View Winton Castle as your Wedding Venue

To arrange a visit to the Castle to experience its warmth, elegance and charm first-hand or arrange a Zoom call with virtual tour, whatever is most convenient for you, please contact our team. You’re very welcome.

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Here at Winton we are ready and waiting to help you start planning one of the best days of your life, whether you are looking for a fully bespoke wedding, or a tried and tested wedding package.

Our team has more than 20 years of experience planning and hosting weddings and we would love yours to be our next one!

By limiting the number of weddings held here each year, we ensure that Winton Castle is still something of a well-kept secret. It also ensures that you receive the very best, personal service from start to finish.

For more need-to-know details, please see Planning Your Wedding.

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A Wedding Venue for All Seasons

Spring Weddings

When life starts to flourish outside, the grounds of Winton Castle are awash with daffodils and stunning cherry blossom. For those who don’t like the weather too hot, but still appreciate the colourful gardens, Spring can be the perfect season.

You still have the choice of an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception within the vibrant gardens, weather allowing. Late spring can also provide some of the sunniest and driest months of the year in Scotland. You can also take advantage of our mid-season savings of about 15% in March and April. See our Wedding Brochure.

Summer Weddings

Winton Castle and its grounds make a unique summer wedding venue. When the sun’s shining, summer wedding ceremonies can be held outside in the walled garden, or in the terraced gardens over-looking Sir David’s Loch. And you’ll have Winton Castle as a historic, romantic backdrop to your big day.

When the weather’s kind in Scotland, you can’t beat a relaxed outdoor wedding. After the ceremony, your party can move to the croquet lawn next to the castle for the wedding reception where garden games and picnic benches will be laid out. And the wet weather options are still spectacular should the weather not play ball!

Autumn Weddings

As the trees change to brown and gold, there is no better place to get those autumnal wedding pictures than the gardens at Winton Castle. The roaring, welcoming open fires add to the cosy homeliness of the Castle rooms.

Outdoor ceremonies are still an option in the autumn, but Winton’s beautiful Drawing Room is the perfect spot for an indoor ceremony with spectacular views from the balcony overlooking the Terraced Gardens and changing woodlands beyond.

Winter Weddings

Think roaring open fires, fire pits and mulled wine for your cosy Castle winter wedding. The Castle is spacious yet intimate with 7 inter-connecting reception rooms so there is no need to go outside into the cold, and always make great photo opportunities! From the end of November up until the first weekend in January you would benefit from Winton Traditional Christmas decorations including our ten foot Christmas tree in the Octagon Hall.

You can also benefit from savings of more than 25% with our low season rates (November, January and February). See our Wedding Brochure.

Wedding Photo Credits

We would like to thank all the wedding photographers who have captured Winton at its best and contributed their beautiful photos to our website.

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Meg & Scott’s wedding video

(Many thanks to Simon & Sylwia at Crofts & Kowalczyk for creating this video).