Capture the moment
ON OUR BEAUTIFUL EXTERNAL STAIRCASE
Share memories with your loved ones
DURING A STUNNING WEDDING RECEPTION
Take some time to reflect
IN THE HISTORIC WINDOW BOOTHS
Celebrate somewhere meaningful
IN THE HEART OF EDINBURGH
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 from January to March 2024. Contact us for more information on late availability.
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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.Download Now
Our notable features
|Riddle’s Court is full of stunning details that help your day feel like a part of Edinburgh’s history – from elaborate ceilings, chandeliers and the charming courtyards to the stunning onsite accommodation where King James VI once held a royal banquet, there’s a host of opportunities to capture your special day.|
Our Awards & Features
The latest from Riddle’s Court
Meet our Events Manager
Posted on: 04.12.23
Let our Events Manager Taylah share why Riddle’s Court is a perfect venue for your big day and what makes the building so special
Small but mighty
Posted on: 09.05.23
Micro weddings, intimate weddings, elopements! Call them what you want, these wee weddings are here to stay
Can planning a wedding cause anxiety?
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.
We had the best wedding at Riddle's Court. It's a beautiful historic venue, right in the heart of Edinburgh and has been wonderfully restored. Our day ran like clockwork and we couldn't have dreamt of a more perfect wedding.
Katy & Andrew
We had our wedding at Riddle's Court in September 2018, and we found Gail and the team to be an absolute delight. They were friendly, approachable (even with silly questions!) and nothing was too much trouble. The venue is really quirky and was unlike anywhere else we had seen; unique and steeped in history and charm.
Shereen & John
From our first meeting, through to planning, the actual day itself and even afterwards, the events coordinators were a pleasure to work with. Always very communicative and happy to help. We were offered a lot of flexibility so that the day could be exactly how we imagined!
Alison & James
The venue itself is beautiful, full of history and easily accessible, we didn't have to worry about how any of our guests would get there, or worry how our mobility impaired guests would get around; with great views over Edinburgh and a central location, it's a great choice. The lovely on-site apartment was perfect for that romantic place to stay and get ready in as well.
Lisa & Stephen
Riddle's Court is an absolutely stunning venue (all our guests thought so too!) and we feel so lucky to have hosted our wedding in its historic rooms. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Riddle's Court to anyone considering having their wedding there.
Catherine & Neil
Riddle's Court was the perfect venue for our elopement. The Seton room was intimate and personal, with absolutely beautiful architecture.
Alex & Cayley
Riddle's Court is just a lovely venue for a wedding, and Louise and the rest of the team were fantastic on the day as well as beforehand. The building has an amazing Old Town Edinburgh atmosphere, with its size making it cosy and welcoming, but features like the painted ceiling and the chandeliers bringing some magic.
Victoria & Carl
Riddle's Court Testimonials
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Pricing & Packages
VENUE HIRE INFORMATION
- 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.
LIMITED LATE AVAILABILITY
We have limited late availability for midweek elopements and micro weddings until December 2023. For more information on availability, contact our Events Team.
THE FULL PACKAGE
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, 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 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.
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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.