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Humanist Ceremony Venues in Edinburgh and Lothians

Abden House

​Grand proportions and a secluded garden make Abden House a delightful location for weddings and other special occasions. Ornate ceilings and opulent chandeliers compete with breathtaking views of Arthur’s Seat to provide the idea aspect for stunning wedding photographs.

Apex International Hotel

​Apex International Hotel, offers 4 star accommodation in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, close to Edinburgh Castle.

Archerfield Links

​Archerfield Links, we’ll work with you to put together an exuberant wedding celebration that is a unique expression of who you are. Every detail will be perfect, supported by discreet and friendly service. And because Archerfield exudes a rare atmosphere that is both luxurious and relaxing, it’s somewhere you can feel completely at home and have the time of your lives.

B+B Edinburgh

​Set in the heart of the West End, B+B Edinburgh offers a peaceful and intimate venue for your celebrations. The Findlay Room boasts elegant original feature fireplaces and ornate ceiling art. The room offers superb views across the Dean Village to the Water of Leith and provides the perfect setting for your Humanist wedding service.

Broxmouth Park

​Broxmouth Park is a statley mansion in East Lothian and provides an exclusive venue for luxury weddings.

Capital Moat Hotel

​Just a few miles away from the centre of Scotland’s capital. With amazing views across the west of Edinburgh,  Capital Moat Hotel’s hilltop location enjoys a tranquil setting without taking you too far away from the sights and sounds of Edinburgh itself.

Carberry Tower

​Carberry Tower is a luxury wedding and civil ceremony venue set just outside Edinburgh; with over 35 acres of manicured lands and landscaped grounds, it’s an idyllic setting for your perfect day.

Carlowrie Castle

​Have the day you have always dreamed of in a stunning setting that is all yours, Carlowrie Castle. The Castle, walled garden and 32 acres of grounds, provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Crosswoodhill Farm

​Crosswoodhill Farm, by West Calder, is a great base from which to discover the wealth and variety of landscape, attractions and activities that Scotland offers.  Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Livingston are all close.  As is much of central and southern Scotland.

Dalhousie Castle

​Dalhousie Castle is a magnificent 13th century fortress set within acres of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the River Esk where wedding fairytales come true. A perfect wedding venue, Dalhousie Castle contains its own chapel, superb spa to enjoy some pre-nuptial pamper time and award winning cuisine.

Ducks at Kilspindie House

​Ducks at Kilspindie House is a family-run 16th-century hotel, within easy reach of numerous excellent local golf courses and beautiful yellow flag beaches. Ideal as a central Scotland wedding venue, Edinburgh is just a 20-minute drive away.

Dundas Castle

​Dundas Castle is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and historic castles, it is now an officially recognised 5 Star Exclusive Use wedding venue. ‘The Auld Keep’ was built nearly 600 years ago in 1416 by James Dundas with the permission of the Duke of Albany, who was then the effective ruler of Scotland. Dundas Castle is now owned by Sir Jack Stewart-Clark and his wife Lady Lydia who have sensitively restored it to its former glory.

Edinburgh Corn Exchange

​The Grade A listed Corn Exchange boasts Edinburgh’s most versatile wedding venue holding from 30 -3000 guests.

Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden

​The Royal Botanic Garden  is certainly a wonderful Edinburgh wedding venue. Have your wedding ceremony amid the cathedral of the towering redwood trees or perhaps indoors -The Royal Botanic Garden offer several wedding packages from venues for your wedding ceremony and reception, to the use of selected locations in its exquisite landscape as the setting for wedding photographs.

The Botanics captures the imagination of everyone who visits and is world renowned for its horticultural excellence. With over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds it provide a tranquil haven just one mile from the city centre, a perfectly placed Edinburgh wedding venue.


Fenton Tower

​A fortified 16th-century tower located 18 miles east of Edinburgh near the coastal town of North Berwick, Fenton Tower is ideally situated to provide the perfect wedding venue near Edinburgh. The castle’s location was originally chosen in the 11th Century because it afforded panoramic views in all directions Whether it is a wedding, private dinner or corporate event we will be happy to discuss your requirements.  With our specially designed marquees you will be guaranteed a professional and truly awe-inspiring experience.

George Hotel Edinburgh

​Boasting one of the most prestigious locations in Scotland’s capital, The George Edinburgh is situated right in the heart of this vibrant city. Taking prime position on Edinburgh’s George Street, this magnificent award winning hotel offers a wedding venue which has elegance and opulence in abundance.

Georgian House

​An elegant Georgian venue situated in prestigious Charlotte Square in Edinburgh’s New Town. Overlooking Charlotte Square gardens, the Drawing Room offers a sophisticated location for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions for up to 55 guests.

Gilmerton House

​As an exclusive use wedding venue Gilmerton House includes all the facilities of the mansion, making it your own stately home for a few days for the sole enjoyment of you and your friends. As well as complete privacy, exclusive use of Gilmerton House for a wedding creates an occasion of extraordinary elegance; grandeur and style. The Rose Garden offers a superb venue for a marquee-based wedding reception and can accommodate large numbers. The site is within a picturesque, private and secluded area of the grounds and offers flexibility and choice for a bespoke occasion.

Glencourse Old Kirk

​Our aim at Glencorse House is to give you a completely exclusive wedding venue and personal service far removed from the usual hotel package.

Gosford House

​Gosford House is a great stately home which is available for a limited number of weddings each year. The house is ideal for hosting larger wedding celebrations, making full use the magnificent marble hall for receptions with the main dining room seating 100 guests with the adjoining Octagon room able to host an additional 50 people in equally wonderful surroundings.


​Greencraig house is perfect for the smaller more intimate wedding and the whole stay is run very much along the lines of a private house party. Green Craig is offered over two nights to the bride and her family allowing guests or family to stay both nights and enjoy the excitement of waking up and getting ready for the marriage ceremony.


​Greywalls Hotel is uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield championship golf course with stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth. The elegant house, enchanting gardens and stunning location make Greywalls a truly beautiful location for a wedding. Overlooking the world famous greens of the 9th & 18th holes, it has earned itself a reputation as ‘a golfers’ paradise’!

Harburn House

Weddings at Harburn House begin by sweeping through magnificent parklands and past lochs to an elegant Georgian mansion you can call your own. The spectacular surroundings of Harburn House will ensure your unique memories are captured for all time.​

Harvest Moon Weddings

With two beautiful venues to choose from you can create your own unique wedding celebration with Harvest Moon Weddings. This isn’t a one night affair but a weekend celebration where friends and family from far and wide can come together in their very own private site, set in one of the most beautiful venues in East Lothian, just 45 minutes from Edinburgh​

Heritage Portfolio

Heritage Portfolio have been selected by some of Scotland’s finest heritage properties and venues of distinction to work as one of their hospitality partners. Their wedding venues include: Hopetoun House – Lennoxlove House – Mansfield Traquair – Royal College of Physicians -The Signet Library – Royal College of Surgeons – National Museum of Scotland.​


Historic Scotland Venues

Historic Scotland offers a wide variety of venues throughout Scotland, all providing beautiful and romantic settings for your wedding day. A plentiful choice of historical buildings, wreck sites, gardens or designed landscapes


Hopetoun House

Let Hopetoun House provide you with the wedding of your dreams. The elegant and romantic setting of Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh is the perfect wedding venue for a stylish celebration with every detail being expertly organised by our Wedding Manager and Heritage Portfolio, our exclusive catering partner.​

Houston House Hotel 

Set in a 16th century Tower House and steading, amongst 20 acres of ancient woodland, Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel is a peaceful and romantic wedding venue. Pose for pictures in the beautiful walled gardens, dine on award-winning cuisine and spend your wedding night in a luxurious four-poster room.


Kirknewton Stables 

The buildings of the old Kirknewton Stables of have recently been renovated and are ideally suited as a venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The renovated stables boast a beautifully textured and atmospheric interior and can hold up to 150 guests. Larger numbers can be accommodated by erecting a marquee in the walled garden.


Linlithgow Burgh Halls

Linlithgow Burgh Halls is an elegant Grade A-listed building steeped in tradition at the heart of Linlithgow. The wedding venue is next to historic Linlithgow Palace, St Michael’s Church and Linlithgow Loch and it boasts two stylish function rooms, a stunning new roof terrace, an art gallery and gardens.


Log Cabin, Ravensheugh BeachThe Log Cabin at Ravensheugh Beach, Tyninghame, East Lothian is a unique wedding location of unparallelled serenity. The beautiful cliff top location beside the woods, high above the beach, offers stunning views along the vast stretch of sand, and across the waves to the Bass Rock, May Island and Firth of Forth.​


Mansfield Traquair 

A spectacular exclusive use venue for weddings, parties and corporate events,  Edinburgh’s ‘Sistine Chapel’ is simply extraordinary.  Located in the heart of the city and lovingly restored to create a versatile space which combines stunning, historic architecture with state-of-the-art lighting and specification, you’ll find that anything is possible at Mansfield Traquair. Event partners, Heritage Portfolio rise to the challenge creating weddings to be remembered forever – an experience beyond food, every time.


Marine Hotel 

The Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa offers a unique and elegant venue for a romantic wedding celebration. The Marine Hotel has many stunning features that will enhance your day, including a beautiful, wood-panelled library, gorgeous hotel grounds, breathtaking views and a fabulous, award-winning chef at your disposal.


Melville Castle


“The Castle of your Dreams”. Let us help you arrange the most magical wedding day within one of Scotland’s finest romantic castles. Only 20 minutes from Edinburgh city centre and set within 50 acres of beautiful grounds Melville Castle is an ideal location for your dream wedding.


Newbattle Abbey College 

Newbattle Abbey provides a stunning setting for your special wedding day.  Situated by the banks of the River Esk on the outskirts of Edinburgh we offer a superb building with outstanding grounds to provide a striking backdrop for your wedding or civil partnership ceremony.


Norton House Hotel & Spa 

As you turn off the main road past the stone gatehouse and follow the winding tree lined drive, it is hard to imagine a more perfect setting for your wedding than Norton House Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh as your wedding venue in Scotland. Our grand rooms and spacious grounds seem to be made for special occasions. Hold a wedding ceremony on the lawns, sip Champagne and take photos in the grounds before dining in the Garden Suite or Ballroom.


Orroco Pier 

Set in South Queensferry the Orroco Pier hotel is a refreshing cocktail of contemporary metropolitan chic a choice of bar areas, a stylish dining restaurant, and a dedicated fully adaptable wedding space while the seventeen boutique bedrooms and three levels of outside decking make the very most of the unique water’s edge setting in the heart of an historic village just outside Edinburgh.


Oxenford Castle 

Oxenfoord Castle is a unique wedding location, with the benefit of being yours exclusively from the moment you arrive until the time you leave.  In the midst of glorious woodland, yet only 12 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, the castle is beautifully situated and conveniently located.


Playfair Library 

The Playfair Library Hall, featuring William Playfair’s signature neoclassical barrel-vaulted ceiling, can add an air of elegance to any wedding event.


Royal College of Physicians 

Set in a stunning city centre location, in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, The Royal College of Physicians on Queen Street is a prestigious place to host your dream wedding and celebrate in style. Wow your guests with exclusive use of our Historic and Georgian wedding suites for your ceremony and reception and enjoy access to the idyllic Queen Street Gardens and our Physic courtyard for photographs. The Royal College of Physicians is the perfect setting for a unique and unforgettable wedding for intimate numbers of 20 to larger celebrations of up to 150 guests.



Seaholm is an original Victorian three story seaside house with stunning seafront views offering relaxed and informal weddings on the beautiful beaches of North Berwick. Intimate parties of up to 18 guests for wedding breakfasts, lunches and dinners and accommodation of up to 8 guests are catered for.


Secret Herb Garden 

At the foot of the Pentland hills at the edge of Edinburgh lies the Secret Herb Garden, a wonderful herb farm which is set within a magical 7.5 acres bordered by native hedgerows and a gentle stream.


Seton Collegiate Church 

Seton Collegiate Church is an impressive building with a welcoming atmosphere. The transepts, choir and sacristy are in good condition and full of fascinating detail, from the possible tomb of the Second Lord Seton to the cracked Dutch Bell hung in the tower from 1577 and now on show. Set in exceptional grounds the Church gardens are a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography.


The Balmoral Hotel 

Rocco Forte Hotels’ Balmoral is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. With its majestic clock tower, the hotel is a unique and contemporary luxury five-star property in the very heart of Edinburgh. Set in a stunning city centre location, The Balmoral has been the iconic setting for the city’s most glamorous weddings since 1902.


The Bonham 

The Bonham is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the West End of Edinburgh.  Set in a quiet residential crescent surrounded by the stunning backdrop of this magnificent capital city, The Bonham is without a doubt one of the most stylish hotels for your wedding in Edinburgh.


The Caves 

The Caves is an exciting truly unique, atmospheric wedding venue situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.


The Howard Hotel 

The Howard is an intimate and discreet luxury Edinburgh hotel which occupies three Georgian townhouses in a super-convenient location in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. The Howard is also a popular wedding venue, being able to accommodate up to 30 people for an intimate Edinburgh wedding with exclusive use packages.


The Hub 

The Hub, Edinburgh’s iconic landmark, towers over the heart of the world’s leading festival city, gloriously dominating the skyline on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The Hub in Edinburgh offers a stylish and unique venue for wedding receptions and ceremonies.


The Signet Library 

The Signet Library is an iconic building that offers an unforgettable experience. Celebrating your wedding vows in such an historic and unique setting is truly memorable. This inspirational Edinburgh wedding venue allows you to make its history a part of your own.


The Vu 

Wedding and events venue with restaurant overlooking water on the outskirts of Bathgate, West Lothian – At the Vu Oasis we want to help make your day the best that we can, and that means putting you first. Your wedding reception is our specialty, of course, but you are more than welcome to hold the full ceremony here as well.


Winton Castle 

Winton Castle blends castle, palace and family home, and makes a perfect Scottish wedding venue. If you are considering castle wedding venues, wedding venues Scotland or a wedding venue near Edinburgh, Winton Castle is ideal. This remarkable castle is a hidden gem set in tranquil East Lothian countryside only half an hour from Edinburgh.

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