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, deep in 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.
Some limited dates are available for 2024 and our diary is now open for 2025!
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.
For more detailed information, please see the Winton Wedding Brochure 2024.
(Many thanks to Simon & Sylwia at Crofts & Kowalczyk for creating this video).
“We wanted to take the Garden Party theme and add a Scottish flavour, reflecting our Scottish roots. We added hay bales with tartan rugs, wheelbarrows full of iced beer (‘beer-barrows’), Jazz on the lawn (by the Ritz Trio), hula-hoops, croquet and football. Guests enjoyed delicious antipasti from outdoor stalls on personalised wooden chopping boards.”
(Zitlali Shaw, Bride)
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 the beautiful romantic backdrop to your big day.
When the weather’s kind in Scotland, you can’t beat an outdoor wedding; it’s more relaxed, the ambience is great and the settings in the gardens are stunning. After the ceremony, your party can move to the croquet lawn next to the castle for the wedding reception. You can decide whether or not to host your wedding outside right up to the day before.
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 by phone or complete the enquiry form. You’re very welcome.
We would like to thank all the wedding photographers who have captured Winton at its best and contributed their beautiful photos to our website. See full list of photo credits: Alex Beckett; Jenny and Mark Quinn…