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Micro-Weddings

testimonial Everyone loved the castle, but the real strength is how homely it feels. ...Our guests were just delighted that we managed to have our big day.
Emma & Bruce, Bride & Groom

Intimate Micro-Weddings at Winton Castle

Winton Castle’s guests love its blend of grandeur and warm, relaxed ambience. We call it ‘Intimacy on a Grand Scale’, which is why our micro-wedding packages let you create your wedding day on a more intimate scale, specially designed for these strange times.

We know that many wedding dreams have been shattered over recent months, but a small celebration can be just as special, if not more so. Our new micro-wedding packages are perfect for couples who prefer not to wait any longer.

We can host your intimate wedding for up to 20 guests* in historic surroundings with plenty of space for social distancing.

Whether you just want to have a micro-wedding, or you want to hold a micro-wedding now then host a bigger celebration in the future, you should consider our enchanting castle. As Emma & Bruce, married here in August 2020 with 16 of their nearest and dearest, said:

“We had such a fantastic day and I firmly believe everyone should go ahead with their weddings instead of postponing.”

They plan to return to Winton with their friends and family for a larger celebration in 2021. Read their blog, Emma & Bruce’s Micro-Wedding in Winton’s Walled Garden.

With a rich variety of inter-connecting rooms, each with its own open fire, the castle’s flowing layout lends itself perfectly to smaller parties; a feast for the eyes and soul, whatever the weather.

*(With the current Scottish Government guidelines (October 2020), twenty guests includes your Celebrant and Photographer).

Conserving the Castle’s Historic Chimneys

The hand-carved, twisted chimneys, crafted by the King’s Master Mason, are receiving some much-needed tlc this winter to ensure that they stand proudly for another 400 years.

So, during this short restoration period, please be aware that some of the castle’s exterior will have structural frames in place; that’s why we’re offering incredible exclusive hire rates for small weddings. But, rest assured that the castle’s interiors are as inspiring and immaculate as ever, the ideal setting for your special celebration!

Winton Castle HireWeekendMid-Week
4 hours exclusive hire£1,500£1,200
Additional event hours£250 per hour£200 per hour
Overnight accommodation & breakfast*£250 per bedroom£250 per bedroom

*(Please note that if taking bedrooms, the hours of castle hire run until midnight).

Food & DrinkPrice per PersonWhat's Included?
Catering PackageFrom £703 canapes during the drinks reception and a full 3 course meal
Drinks PackageFrom £19.502 glasses of Prosecco for the drinks reception and 1/2 a bottle of wine with the meal

The special rates above are applicable until April 17th 2021. All prices include VAT.

Walled Garden and Potting Shed

Alternatively, if you prefer a more informal celebration, Winton’s Walled Garden and newly refurbished Potting Shed provide an alternative tranquil wedding venue with rustic charm.

The Walled Garden is two acres of joy that provides a versatile, sheltered space for weddings, with glorious colours whatever the season.

A gazebo or marquee can be set up in the Walled Garden and used along with the restored Potting Shed, a superb indoor-outdoor combination.

Walled Garden & Potting ShedWeekendMid-Week
4 hours exclusive hire£900£750
Additional event hours £100£100

The special rates above are applicable until April 17th 2021. All prices include VAT.

Catered and Self-Catered Accommodation

The castle has 8 rooms which can accommodate up to 16 guests. Winton Estate also has 3 luxurious country houses for hire, all set in tranquil East Lothian countryside within a 5-minute drive or short walk of the castle.