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Winton Castle

Exclusive Hospitality Events and Wedding Venue

Winton Castle is an inspiring, exclusive use wedding venue and hospitality events venue.  The castle is all yours for the duration of your event.

Winton is hidden away in the heart of East Lothian countryside, just half an hour from Edinburgh.

Available on an exclusive use basis for tailor-made events, Winton Castle is a castle and a family home, a gem from the Scottish Renaissance with intricate plaster ceilings and unique carved, twisted chimneys. With its five inter-connecting reception rooms.  The Castle was designed for entertaining in the sixteenth century and still works well today for private and corporate events.

Winton Castle is grand but warm and welcoming, hence its strapline is ‘intimacy on a grand scale’. Guests comment on the wonderful service, and the mouth-watering menus and wines, so it should be no surprise that the Castle has won World Travel Awards for its client service and venue, a family business award and several green tourism awards.

Winton Castle is a unique hospitality venue for weddings, private and corporate events, gala dinners, lunches, barbecues, conferences & meetings, activity days and team building events.

For a truly unique Scottish wedding venue, Winton Castle is one of the most romantic wedding venues in the country. Look no further if you are looking for a Scottish castle as your wedding venue!

Across the 2500 acre Estate, we cater for a wide range of activities for hen or stag parties, team building, incentive events and private parties including; clay pigeon shooting, company away days, 4×4 Driving, Falconry, Winton Highland Games, Winton hovercraft, Winton laser tag, Whisky, Wine and Champagne tasting.

There are also extensive gardens to enjoy, whether for a game of croquet or just to sip your Pimms by the lochside.

For weddings, holidays, stag parties, hen parties or short breaks, Winton Castle can provide flexible accommodation options (self-catering or catered): there are 8 bedrooms for up to 16 guests in the Castle and a further 26 visitors can stay within walking distance in two luxurious country houses.

City Centre

14.5 Miles


Winton Castle
East Lothian
EH34 5AT

Venue Details

Maximum capacities

  • Theatre 130
  • Classroom 80
  • Banquet 400
  • Reception 400
  • Boardroom 50

General information

  • Disabled Access Yes
  • Outdoor Grounds Yes
  • Wifi Yes
  • Parking Yes


  • Green Business Tourism Scheme Gold Award
  • VIBES Award for environmental excellence
  • World Travel Award Winners as Scotland's Leading Private Castle
  • Best Family Business - Business Excellence Awards
  • Best Green Business - Business Awards


  • Marketing Edinburgh
  • East Lothian Golf Tourism Alliance
  • Edinburgh Chamber, and Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce
  • GTBS
  • Visit East Lothian
  • Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions