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 2022 or 2023?

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 from February to June in 2023. 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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Our Awards & Features

The latest from Riddle’s Court

Strathleven House couple walking in grounds

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Posted on: 28.04.22

Wedding planning is a huge project, so it’s no surprise lots of couples struggle with wedding anxiety throughout the journey.

Riddles Court, Geddes Room, couple smiling with flowers

Top Tips for Vow Renewals

Posted on: 14.04.22

Renewing your vows is a meaningful way to display your enduring commitment to your partner – with no expectations other than your own!

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Four top tips for an eco-friendly wedding

Posted on: 10.03.22

Planning an environmentally-conscious wedding is easier than ever before with awareness heightened. Here are our four top tips for planning one!

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 £4720+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 our full weddings at these prices until June 2023. 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
  • A 3 course wedding breakfast, canapé reception and drinks package
  • All of our onsite furniture and decoration, inclusive of linen

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 two 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.

Scott’s Kitchen

Scott’s Kitchen, run by the experienced team at Howies, is Riddle’s Court’s onsite catering partner with a beautiful café overlooking Victoria Terrace. Perfect for all kinds of catering and drinks requirements, 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.

Edinburgh Food Social

Edinburgh Food Social is a social enterprise that teaches communities about local, seasonal food, and using their team for your celebration is a great way to support their work. With their upbeat team nothing is too much of an ask!


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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