Unusual Edinburgh Wedding Venues

 

Looking for Edinburgh wedding venue inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. This guide has been thoughtfully curated to give you the best wedding venues in and around our capital city. Every place listed here is unconventional and fabulously stylish. They’re genuinely unusual wedding venues. You’ll find these Edinburgh wedding venues more likely to sync with modern, forward-thinking couples looking to do things differently.

 
 
 
 

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UNUSUAL EDINBURGH WEDDING VENUES

 
 

>> Biscuit Factory | EH6 5NP

The Biscuit Factory is an arts & fashion hub housed in the former Crawford’s biscuit factory in Anderson Place, just off Bonnington Road. It's still got that gritty 'unheated warehouse' vibe about it and provides a blank canvas option for adventurous couples looking to create an alternative urban experience for their wedding day. 

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>>Dovecot | EH1 1LT >> IN DEPTH REVIEW

Dovecot Studios is an international tapestry studio in central Edinburgh. The whole space - and it’s really quite a beautiful space - is a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design. As you’d expect, there’s a whole lot of history surrounding the tapestry studio. It hasn’t always been located where it is today. In fact, the building it’s now in is the refurbished Infirmary Street Baths. A couple looking for a large, creative space will be struggling to look beyond here. This is a quintessentially unusual wedding venue in Edinburgh.

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>>Leith Theatre | EH6 4AE

A creative hub for both Leith and the city of Edinburgh, Leith Theatre offers plenty of scope for a couple looking to carve their own unique version of a wedding day. Many spaces make up the buildings of the 1930's Leith Theatre complex from the gorgeous Crush Foyer to the perfectly formed Thomas Morton Hall all of which are available for hire. 

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>>Mansfield Traquair | EH3 6BB

Mansfield Traquair is spectacular. Honestly. Walk inside and you’re swept away into the other worldly. This is the world of fairy lights and fantastic service. Mansfield Traquair is an exclusive use wedding venue, so you will have absolute privacy for the duration of your day.

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>>Merchants’ Hall | EH2 2EP

The Merchants' Hall is a beautiful, A-listed building , owned by The Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh. The Merchants’ Hall can cater for up to 150 guests for ceremonies and evening receptions. It’s a solid city centre venue for couples looking for a space with pop and scope for DIY.

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>>Riddles Court | EH1 2PG

Riddle's Court is the ideal for the unusual wedding venue hunters. Personal and intimate, colourful and historic, beautiful and stylish. Riddle's Court is an iconic venue that's truly unique making your wedding exceptional for both you and your guests. Only a short walk from the Royal Mile Registry Office and with abundant accommodation all around. Riddle's Court is the obvious choice for a stylish wedding.

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>>Secret Herb Garden | EH10 7EA

A specialist Herb Nursery nestled at the foot of the Pentland hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The Secret Herb Garden is a place to enjoy and be embraced by the surrounding herbs, plants and nature. It offers a haven to sit, enjoy and contemplate, or a place to get involved and learn how herbs and nature have an important place in our daily lives. The environment is a relaxed, a place where people can come and enjoy and just be, to enjoy the space inside and out. 

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>>Signet Library | EH1 1RF

The Signet Library is one of Edinburgh's finest Georgian buildings. It can offer couples an exclusive and utterly unique setting. It is located at the top of The Royal Mile, right next to St. Giles Cathedral. Despite occupying this prime tourist location, once inside the building it is calm and peaceful. It’s such a cool place.

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>>Summerhall | EH9 1PL

Summerhall is known as a creative hub in Edinburgh for festivals and events, but it can also be used as a quirky wedding venue. This former veterinary college is a maze of corridors and unusual rooms, so it could be the ideal venue if you’re looking for something memorable and interesting.

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>>Timberyard | EH3 9DS

An authentic brick warehouse in an urban setting – the perfect venue for a modern foodie couple. It's packed with natural character for you to decorate as you wish. The large, old factory building has been converted into a seasonal, high end restaurant with tasting menus to choose from. Right in the heart of Edinburgh its feels hidden, with a private courtyard where you can have an outdoor ceremony, or open up the doors for some fresh air straight into the reception area.

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>>The Old Dr Bells Baths | EH6 5JA

A beautiful example of Victorian architecture that’s recently been refurbished from a swimming pool to an events venue. A super clean, uncluttered space that will get send the minimalists into a frenzy of joy.

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UNUSUAL WEDDING VENUES NEAR EDINBURGH

 

>>Borthwick Castle | EH23 4QY

Borthwick Castle is a proper castle. Originally built in 1430 by nobleman Sir William de Borthwick. There's even a 600 year old tower house. On arrival, you are guided up the narrow drive to the ancient arched gateway. It's highly impressive stuff. If you are looking for something genuinely unique, combining luxury and history, with everything under one roof, and exclusively yours for as long as you want; then Borthwick Castle just might be the place for you.

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>>Colstoun House | EH41 4PA

A secluded spot away from the city with both the house and beautiful grounds available for weddings. The Manor House at Colstoun is of great historical significance. It has been in the Broun Family for over 900 years and remains so to this day. The newly refurbished Coach House with stone walls and wooden beams is the ideal venue for couples looking for a stylish rural setting. The House still encapsulates the grandeur of ages gone by. 

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>>Dundas Castle | EH30 9SP

Currently the home of Sir Jack and Lady Stewart-Clark, a super authentic Scottish Castle has been transformed into a luxury exclusive use venue. The Castle is made up of 3 main buildings. The Auld Keep was built in 1416 for the purpose of being both a home in times of peace and a fortress in times of war - it’s very cool.  In 1818, the main house was built by the renowned architect William Burn. There’s a pavilion on the lawn which gives couples flexibility to increase numbers.

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>>Glencorse House | EH26 0NZ

A country house on the outskirts of Edinburgh city centre. Surrounded by beautiful countryside which will give you a real sense of tranquility. Glencorse House is set in its own expansive private grounds at the foothills of the Pentlands. With its own lake, refurbished Kirk and high quality marquee holding 120 people, Glencorse is offered on a totally exclusive basis. This venue is ideal for those looking for a more intimate touch to their wedding.

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>>Jupiter Artland | EH27 8BY

Jupiter Artland is a magical award winning contemporary sculpture garden 20 minutes drive from the centre of Edinburgh. Secluded in the 100 acre estate of Bonnington House, Jupiter Artland is only a 15 minute drive from Edinburgh city centre. A versatile space where you'll be able to explore creative options within the confines of the estate to create an alternative wedding day.

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>>Kirknewton House Stables | EH27 8DA

Refurbished former stables with exposed stone walls, stripped wood floors and garden, Kirknewton Stables is a tasteful option for couples looking for a venue with a difference. The hire of the stables ensures complete privacy for the wedding party since the stables, kitchen area and the beautiful walled garden, which is ideal for wedding photographs, are given over entirely to the wedding party.

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>>Newhall Estate | EH26 9LY

Newhall Estate centres around Newhall House, a Scottish Baronial house 12 miles south of Edinburgh, close to the Scottish Borders and with good access to the rest of Scotland, including Edinburgh airport.

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>>The Barn at Harburn | EH55 8RN

The Barn is a blank canvas venue for you to style your own wedding around. Set amongst a traditional farm steading, the venue comprises of a roundhouse and granary that have been gracefully renovated to provide the ultimate entertaining space. 

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