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Thirlestane Castle – Wedding Venues in the Scottish Borders

November 29th, 2016

We may be a little bias but we think one of the most romantic locations for a wedding is the Scottish Borders. The rolling hills, fairy tale castles and meandering rivers make for an awe-inspiring backdrop. One such fairy tale castle is Thirlestane Castle near Lauder.  (For more wedding venues in the Scottish Borders visit our Venues page)

Nestled among the gentle hills, with its rose pink sandstone and majestic turrets, Thirlestane Castle is a truly stunning setting. Home of the Maitland family since the 16th century, this magnificent castle is steeped in history and is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland. With exquisite 17th century plasterwork ceilings, decadent interiors and a fine collection of artwork and porcelain you couldn’t wish for a grander setting.

wedding venues in the scottish bordersThe sumptuously decorated State Drawing Room can hold up to 100 guests for your wedding ceremony and spill out on to the Rose Garden with a Best Intent Marquee for up to 200 for the reception. Overlooking the oldest part of the castle, the backdrop is grand and dramatic, but the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.

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The bride and groom are welcome to stay in the Castle – With its own private access and exceptional views of the parkland to the front of  Thirlestane Castle, the luxurious Lauderdale Apartment, located within the south wing of the castle offers a unique and special experience.  There are plenty of local hotels, B&B and even camping sites for guests.

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The Castle itself is available for exclusive use hire from April to October whilst a marquee wedding can be held all year.

Thirlestane Castle is just 35 minutes from Edinburgh which has a busy international airport so guests from near and far can join you for your big day.

So to celebrate in style with a wedding your guests will never forget, take a look at Thirlestane Castle for your big day. For further information please contact Lucy Caldwell on +44 1578 722430 E:

Best Intent Marquees works with a number of wedding venues in the Scottish Borders and are delighted to be working with the wonderful, amazing and stunning Thirlestane Castle. To discuss your requirements please do not hesitate to get in touch.