Riddle’s Court

Riddle’s Court offers an intimate and romantic setting for your wedding ceremony or special occasion. It is just a short walk from both the Royal Mile Registry Office and St Giles Cathedral in the centre of the picturesque Old Town of Edinburgh.

If you are wishing to exchange vows in an atmospheric historic setting, Riddle’s Court’s captivating painted ceilings, grand rooms, and romantic courtyards offer a truly unique venue.

Getting married in 2024?

We’re pretty flexible with weekdays for ceremonies, receptions and full weddings, and still have a handful of Saturdays available as well! We also have dates available for Summer and Autumn weddings 2024. Contact us for more information on late availability.

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Riddle's Court Wedding Brochure Cover

Our Wedding Brochure

For more information on the venue’s history, wedding experience and available rooms, download the Riddle’s Court wedding brochure. Filled with tips, reviews and recommended suppliers, this is the perfect resource to introduce you to Riddle’s Court and start your planning journey.

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Plan your paw-fect day

Posted on: 11.06.24

Can I have my dog at my wedding? The short answer is yes – having your dog at your wedding is completely possible. However, there are a few things to check and consider before you make the decision to have a pet-friendly wedding.

Your Wedding Cake Questions Answered

Posted on: 16.01.24

It’s time to start thinking about booking your wedding cake but you don’t have a clue where to start. You will find all the answers to the most commonly asked questions in this handy little guide. 

Music Trends 2024

Posted on: 18.12.23

If you’re planning a 2024 wedding, you may be beginning to think about your music selections and which genres would be best suited to your celebration. In this guide, we round up a few trending styles of music that make for the ultimate soundtrack to your special day.

Riddle's Court Wedding Testimonials Cover

Riddle's Court Testimonials

Explore our full testimonials from our couples and learn more about their experiences working with us at Riddle’s Court.

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Pricing & Packages


  • Ceremony only prices starting from £800+VAT 
  • Full venue hire only from £5,600+VAT, inclusive of two nights in our luxury onsite apartment, the King’s Chamber (subject to availability)
  • Our venue hire prices also include a set of Chiavari style chairs.


We have limited late availability for midweek elopements and micro weddings until December 2024. For more information on availability, contact our Events Team.


Our wedding package at Riddle’s Court includes:

  • Exclusive use of Riddle’s Court comprising the Geddes, Seton, McMorran and Library Rooms
  • All of our onsite furniture and decoration, inclusive of linen
  • A dedicated Co-ordinator
  • Two-night stay in our onsite accomodation

Based on 60 full-day guests – for fewer guests, please get in touch for a bespoke quote. Chat to the team for more information on cost and other items included.

Our Catering Partners

There are four main appointed caterers to choose from at Riddle’s Court. The venue is unique and quirky, which is why it helps to stick to caterers with experience working there.


If you do have a catering team in mind that you’re dying to work with, just let us know and we will be happy to discuss this with you further.

Howies Events

Howies Events, run by the experienced team at Howies. Whether a wedding, an intimate birthday dinner, a gathering of colleagues, or a networking breakfast, Howies Events have the knowledge and expertise to help you plan the perfect gathering. Their Events Team will work closely with you and the Riddle’s Court Team to make sure your food and drink is flawless on the day.



Directors Blythe and Nico Ewert and their team are dedicated to creating a truly world class dining experience for you and your guests. With an unsurpassed eye for detail and a commitment to only the best service and food, exceptional service is at the heart of everything they do. Offering a full service package to suit your budget and needs, they can take care of every aspect of your event.


Saltire Hospitality

Saltire Hospitality is a family-run company offering bespoke catering services and are committed to providing our customers with truly unforgettable experiences. When it comes to catering services, Saltire understand that everyone’s requirements are different and that’s why they create tailor made packages just for you.



Pinkerton’s is a small close-knit team.They love honest food, and good ingredients are the basis of all their cooking, that in turn makes their food shine. The chefs are highly trained, skilled and knowledgeable and all bring different skills to the table making them a creative and inspired team.


Arriving at Riddle's Court

Claire Juliet Paton

Riddle's Court

0131 510 8789


Riddle’s Court
322 Lawnmarket

About Riddle's Court

Riddle’s Court is a historic jewel in Edinburgh’s Old Town and a major conservation and interpretation project led by the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust. Hidden until recently, it is a beautiful and atmospheric building. A unique venue for exceptional events and spectacular entertaining.

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