Wedding locations at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Depending on your guest numbers and preferences you have a number of location options for your drinks reception and wedding breakfast. These include the Caledonian Hall where guests can spill out into the surrounding area and really enjoy all that the Gardens have to offer, the Pavilion with views across the waterfall and rock garden or the John Hope Gateway and Outdoor Terrace for a large party with lots of atmosphere!
Where can be more romantic than exchanging vows under the canopy of this grove. Located in the heart of the Gardens and only a short walk from the Caledonian Hall, this ceremony area can be enjoyed at any time of day.
Also known as the John Muir Grove after the famous Scottish environmentalist, writer and explorer it seems fitting to start your new journey in this inspiring location.
Capacity: 120 ceremony (with seating for 40)
Built in 1820 as the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s herbarium with its high ceilings and large windows, it offers the perfect venue for a more formal affair. With an indoor bar area and outdoor patio with seating, your guests will have all they need for an afternoon and evening of celebration!
The Pavilion building attached is perfect for a romantic indoor wedding over the winter months or if the weather is unfavourable for your outdoor wedding.
Capacity: 100 day (minimum 60) | 120 evening
David Douglas Room
This intimate location within the John Hope Gateway building offers floor to ceiling windows which makes it perfect for a ceremony or dinner.
The views across the Garden create the perfect backdrop and with its own terrace there is the option to enjoy a drinks reception, or even move your ceremony, outdoors!
Capacity: 32 ceremony | 40 dinner (minimum 20)
John Hope Gateway
Our largest wedding space in one of Scotland’s most sustainable buildings! The windows present views over the garden and colourful landscapes giving the wonderful feeling of bringing the outdoors in.
To truly enjoy the outdoors, the building opens out onto the Outdoor Terrace where your guests can relax, enjoy drinks and an exclusive after-hours at the Botanics experience.
Capacity: 200 evening (minimum 120)