Weddings at Dalhousie Castle A fairy tale castle for a fairy tale wedding
Once upon a time there was a castle. Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle, with towers, turrets and a moat. The stuff of legends. Dalhousie.
That castle still stands, and its grand rooms have been transformed into the perfect place for your fairy tale wedding. Dalhousie towers over its own 11-acre parkland estate beside the River Esk. Just eight miles from Edinburgh but a very long away from the bustle of modern life. It’s a place like no other, a place of beauty, history and award-winning cuisine. Of spiral staircases and four-poster beds. Of indulgence and relaxation. A place where fairy tales come true.
Although its ancient stone walls are thick with history, the castle’s magnificent interiors, blissful spa and prize-winning restaurants are the height of 21st century luxury – no wonder we were crowned Scotland’s Castle Hotel of the Year 2016 and claimed the title of Best Wedding Hotel at the Best Loved Hotels Awards 2017.
As well as our 35 elegant bedrooms, you’ll find a range of distinctive function rooms giving you the flexibility to create exactly the right wedding for you, whether it’s an intimate ceremony or a more extravagant celebration. You could choose our historic chapel, its French doors opening out onto the terrace beyond – or find your own unforgettable backdrop: we’re licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships anywhere in the castle and its picturesque grounds. Let your imagination run free and we’ll do our best to make your dream a reality. From exquisite afternoon tea to full fairy tale banquets, food is one more thing you can relax about at Dalhousie, with dining options to delight every guest – like our sumptuous 2 AA rosette Dungeon Restaurant, which was awarded Best Fine Dining Restaurant Hotel in the 2017 Regional Scottish Hotel Awards.
We know that it’s the little details that make your big day special. The Scottish light shining through arched windows, the thoughtful service, the soft white towels in our heavenly spa. And of course, this being your fairytale, there are lots of little ways we can bring a little extra magic to make it even more memorable. Perhaps the castle pipe sergeant will welcome your guests with a stately skirl of bagpipes, or one of the castle’s owls will deliver the wedding rings during your ceremony. Let our dedicated events team help you create your perfect day, your way.
Give us a call 01875 820153 and make a date to come and see us. We’d be delighted to show you around our beautiful Scottish castle and start your journey from ‘once upon a time’ to ‘happily ever after’.
In our ten years of hosting weddings we’ve seen it all – from the traditional white weddings to the rocky horror themed and everything else in between – each and every one unique and memorable. Find inspiration for your big day in our gallery of real-life Dalhousie brides and grooms.