Exclusive hire of our historic rooms including The Great Hall, New Library and Cullen Suite
Weddings at the College have exclusive use of the three stunning ornate rooms to celebrate your special day. Each room provides a unique experience for you & your guests. The use and set up options of the rooms are flexible, allowing you to create a truly special wedding day. Your dedicated celebration coordinators will guide you through the day ensuring each prestigious space suit you perfectly.
This includes the venue for the whole day, from 12pm until 1am. From £4000 in 2024 (VAT exclusive as we are a charity).
Exclusive Winter Weddings
Our venue hire is discounted between January - March. This includes the venue for the whole day, from 12pm until 1am. From £3500 in 2024 (VAT exclusive as we are a charity).
Pick your favorite room out of the New Library or Cullen Suite for your ceremony. From £999 in 2024 (VAT exclusive as we are a charity). View more information here.
All of our beautiful rooms are licensed to hold your ceremony. Our Cullen Suite, New Library and Great Hall are all licensed for civil, humanist and religious ceremonies.
- Cullen Suite - up to 40 guests
- New Library - 100 guests (80 seated with 20 standing)
- Great Hall - up to 150 guests
Following your vows, you and your guests will be taken through our beautiful corridors to enjoy a drink of your choice within another of our exceptional rooms.
Ceremony in Cullen Suite – drinks reception could then be in the New Library or Davidson Room
Ceremony in New Library – drinks reception in Cullen Suite
Ceremony in Great Hall – drinks reception in New Library or Cullen Suite
Our ornate Great Hall can seat up to 150 guests for your evening meal with a further additional 30 guests are welcome to join in for the evening reception. The Great Hall provides a fantastic location for you to dance into the early hours in with your band or DJ. If you are looking to host a smaller wedding breakfast, the New Library or Cullen could be used instead.
Wedding Breakfast Capacities:
- Great Hall - up to 150 guests
- New Library - up to 50 guests
- Cullen Suite - up to 40 guests
We provide a number of different table sizes and shapes which cover most layout styles. From top or sweetheart tables, your celebrations co-ordinator will help you visualize and pick the best layout for you.
Our rooms have high ceilings and can accommodate large and impressive table styling. We’ll work with our wedding couples to help visualize the final look. With the ornate rooms, you don’t have to add much in decor to give the room a wow factor.
Queen Street Gardens
Whilst your guests relax and enjoy a drinks reception, you and your wedding party have coveted private access to Queen Street Gardens for up to 2 hours. The gardens have a number of beautiful vantage points including wooded walk ways and a Victorian folly as back drop for exquisite wedding photos. The Gardens are stunning in spring, summer, autumn and winter. We recommend you take some flats or heal guards with you.
We understand that catering is an important part of your day and that is why we give you the option of choosing which caterer, from our panel you would like to use. They will all be able to create a bespoke menu depending on your requirements to ensure it is special to you. We ask that you contact the caterers directly to discuss your options and any budget requirements you may have.
Making you day memorable, stress free and as unique as possible we have included a few things that we think will make your life easier.
You’ll have access to the building until 1am. Your additional evening guests arrive to the New Library or The Great Hall which is the perfect space for a band, DJ and ceilidh dancing. If you can imagine it I’m sure we can accommodate it.
The evening buffet can be perfectly accommodated in the New Library along with a bar keeping the party going and your guests entertained. Now is a great time to think about other performers such as a magician, tarot readings or photo booths and innovative drinks tables such as a gin tasting table.
Wedding Goods Room
We recognize there are a lot of things that come with a wedding from favors, wedding gifts, wedding stationary and we give you this space to store these items from the day before your wedding. We don’t want you to feel rushed on the day.
Physic Garden access
You have private access to our Physic garden which can be added to the plan for your day. It can be used for drinks, mulled wine and sparklers or just a space to cool down in after dancing. On darker evenings the garden can be lit and comes with an outdoor projector to play images of your earlier years, engagement or memories of those who can’t be with you.
Exterior Building Color
The color of our exterior can be changed to match your wedding theme. We have this set as gold and can be changed to a number of other colors such as pink, blue purple, green or red can be chosen. Let us know what you would like.
Speeches PA Systems
We have a PA system available with three hand held mics and stands for our Great Hall or New Library. We also have a number of podiums should your speech givers feel more comfortable using them for notes. Just one less thing to think about.
Discounted Hotel List
We have partnered with local hotels in Edinburgh city centre with discounted rates for you & your guests to suit all budgets. Please contact the venue team for more information.
Families are the most important part of a wedding. We work with a professional and vetted supplier who can provide onsite crèche facilities onsite. No need to worry about your children. Let us know if this is of interest to you and we can make an introduction for you.
Wedding Ready Room
The Cullen & Duncan room is a Georgian room in the first building built on Queen Street. You have the option to add this onto your booking at an additional fee and access from 10am on the weekend and 9am midweek. It’s a space for the couple to use for wardrobe adjustments, makeup and a quiet space to catch your breath. The room comes with a small servery with tea and coffee facilities and fridge for drinks and nibbles whilst you get ready. A full length and table top mirror is available in the room with close by bathroom facilities.
Recommendations from Experience
We have a number of supplier recommendations based on the experiences out wedding couples have had with them. We think you will be in safe hands and include musicians, entertainment, chauffer hire, event stylists, cakes and floristry.
Get in touch with the Venue Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 1: Pick your perfect date.
Step 2: Select your favorite caterer from our panel of three award-winning caterers.
Step 3: Relax as our dedicated wedding co-ordinator assists with your special day. We have wedding checklists to help you arrange the final steps for the perfect day and vast knowledge and experience to assist you find the best suppliers & more!