As you enter the ancient arched gateway of Borthwick Castle, you become part of a hidden world of luxury and majestic style steeped in 600 years of Scottish history.
Borthwick Castle is the finest keep in Scotland and has played a rich role in Scotland’s storied history. In 1567, Mary Queen of Scots famously leapt from a window in the castle disguised as a page boy in order to flee an army in hot pursuit. Oliver Cromwell and his troops were here as part of his Scottish campaign from 1650 – 1652. Cromwell threatened the castle and then turned his cannons in its direction. Borthwick’s eastern elevation still bears the dramatic scars of this intrusion.
Today Borthwick Castle is the locus of unforgettable experiences, steeped in authentic style, understated luxury and unparalleled intimacy in service, providing its treasured guests with a Scottish castle experience like no other.
Draped in 600 years of dramatic Scottish history, Borthwick Castle provides the most stunning of backdrops for the most magical day of your lives, just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh. An unforgettable Scottish wedding awaits you and your guests at Borthwick Castle, with a romantic ambience resonating throughout the ancient Castle walls.
Exclusively yours, Borthwick Castle can sleep up to 28 guests in the highest form of luxury, with 12 bespoke bedchambers featuring majestic fabrics and stunning bespoke wooden furniture, transporting you back to a time when the Lords of Borthwick once roamed the Castle.
Capable of hosting up to 80 of your closest friends and family, whether you have plans for a grand celebration, an intimate family ceremony or something in between, our Castle provides the ideal stage for your fairy tale wedding.
Our friendly team will ensure all your guests are warmly greeted as they arrive at the Castle. They can enjoy the stunning surroundings, sip a glass of champagne and meet new friends and old ones before the ceremony begins. All our brides are given a room where they can make final preparations before their entrance into the ceremony room. Once the formalities are complete everyone can relax and enjoy the very best of Scottish hospitality; dining, dancing and creating wonderful memories.
Bespoke weddings are our passion at Borthwick Castle, and your personal wedding coordinator will help you every step of the way, ensuring your wedding is everything you ever dreamt of and more.
At Borthwick Castle, we don’t believe in set menus, and our talented catering team, led by award-winning Head Chef Craig Gibb, are passionate about making your culinary dreams become a reality, working alongside you to create a menu filled with sumptuous seasonal delights that are sure to amaze everyone in attendance.
After a truly magnificent wedding, you and your guests who are spending the night at the Castle can relax and unwind with a wee dram in front of the fire before heading off to your sumptuous bedrooms, which our housekeeping team has prepared. The following morning you can have a leisurely start by enjoying a delicious full Scottish Breakfast in the Great Hall and reliving the highlights of your fantastic wedding day.