Welcome to Dundas Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.
What our US couples say
With our love for travel and getting engaged in London, we had envisioned our wedding in a Castle. We never anticipated it to be as magical as it was on our wedding day! We are so grateful and lucky we found Dundas Castle. Living in Los Angeles it was a bit intimidating to plan a wedding across the world. But not only were our expectations met they were exceeded by the vendors and the staff at Dundas.
Celebrating our wedding at Dundas Castle was the experience of our dreams. As soon as our guests stepped onto the property, we were all whisked away to an alternate moment in time. Each moment of the weekend, from our Friday night rehearsal dinner, welcome party and whisky tasting, to the wedding ceremony, dinner and firework display, truly had us in awe. Pronouncing our love for each other in the Auld Keep was a spectacular moment we will keep in our hearts forever. Each and every staff member at Dundas Castle worked above and beyond with us, for almost two years, to create our beautiful story. All of our guests were treated like royalty, and I know our two tiny flower girls lived the weekend as true princesses! We will never forget the flawless hospitality of the Dundas Castle team, and will live on the magical memories for the rest of our lives!
Secluded within 400 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside yet minutes from Edinburgh’s bustling city center, Dundas Castle offers the best of both worlds. We are ideally located, just a short distance from two of Scotland’s International airports. We are 15 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh Airport and 1 hour from Glasgow with multiple direct flights per day. This allows you and your guests to have an amazing Castle experience for your wedding whilst also having the option to venture into Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Dundas is steeped in history and family owned adding warmth and personality to its elegant surroundings. As an exclusive use venue, you and your guests can relax and treat the Castle as your home for the time you are here.
Our in-house Wedding Coordinators Morvern and Hollie will be on hand to help you plan your day at Dundas as well as reccommending vendors to use. We also have dedicated caterers, who will customize every aspect of catering for your wedding. The team of talented chefs, who have worked in renowned Michelin starred restaurants, pride themselves on creating unique and innovative menus with a focus on provenance, farm to table and seasonal and local produce.
The relationship we build with you is key and we want to make this effortless. We will be on hand with our wealth of Scottish tradition knowledge and wedding expertise to make your day extra special and we will work with you to make your vision come to life. Our pride is knowing you can relax, have fun and enjoy every moment of your special day with the people you love.
We are fortunate to be able to offer a variety of different settings throughout the Castle and grounds to hold your ceremony. The first is the beautiful, medieval Auld Keep which is 600 years old and is the original part of the Castle. You will feel the magical atmosphere as you step into the Great Hall which can host up to 100 guests. Another option in the elegant main house is the Croquet Room which has magnificent views over the estate through its big, bright windows and exquisite views.
If you are planning a larger party, we have two more options the contemporary pavilion, a great large space that really lends itself to make your own. Lastly, if you love the idea of saying ‘I do’ outside in a gorgeous setting, we have our Courtyard which is magical.
One of the amenities with this Scottish Castle, is the availability of accommodation alongside the variety of activities we can offer on premise and in close proximity. Extend your wedding day to a 2 or 3 day vacation with us and really make the most of Dundas as well as Edinburgh. We have 17 stunning bedrooms as well as the quaint and tranquil Boathouse where you could spend your first night together. There are also many places to stay locally. The estate offers a range of fun activities such as off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting as well as a golf course and tennis. You can also have a true Scottish experience with your own Highland Games! If shopping or afternoon tea are more your thing, we can organise this along with a trip to Edinburgh to explore the city before coming back to Dundas to relax by the fire. We can talk through all the different options with you and build together an itinerary that will be a memorable occasion and lasting memory!