Thirlestane Castle :-
Venue licensed for civil partnership or wedding ceremonies
Venue type - Church Venue type - Stately Home Venue type: Scottish Castle
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 2 rooms Function room names and capacities: State Drawing Room - 110seated for the wedding ceremony. State Dining Room - 60 seated for the wedding banquet. Marquee available for 300.
Honeymoon suite available: Bridal Suite available awarded 5 star by VisitScotland
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes - Rose Garden
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Choice of wedding breakfast menus Yes Alcohol License Yes Toastmaster Available Yes Entertainment Available Yes Dedicated wedding planner available Yes Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes Outdoor Fireworks Permitted Yes Dance Floor Yes Evening Reception Facilities Yes Car Parking Facilities Yes Ideal Honeymoon Venue
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Most certainly yes
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Of course, check us out on http://www.flickr.com/photos/thirlestane/sets
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Absolutley
Venue special features: One of the oldest and finest Scottish Castle in Scotland.
Venue History: Thirlestane Castle has its origins in the 13th century. It was rebuilt as the Maitland family home in 1590 and greatly enhanced by the Duke of Lauderdale in the 1670's. In 1840, it was extended and refurbished with the addition of two new wings.
The Maitland's are a famous Scottish family who first came to Britain from France with William the Conqueror. As the seat of the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale, the Castle has at times held a central role in the history of Scotland. Now in the care of a Charitable Trust, Thirlestane has been carefully restored to its former splendour.
Other information: Only 50mins from the centre of Edinburgh.
Wedding Trivia: Wearing White Queen Victoria made white the bridal colour of choice when she wore it to wed Prince Albert in 1840.