The Howard offers an intimate, personal and charming venue for your wedding reception in Scotland. As one of Scotland's finest 5-star boutique hotels, we specialise in smaller weddings and dining events.
We want you to enjoy your wedding day to the fullest, and we also want you to have fun planning it. It's our mission to help you achieve both of these because we know how important this day is to you and how special this time is. The Howard offers the venue, the people and the expertise to make your wedding a dream fulfilled worry-free and thoroughly romantic experience.
Initially, we invite you to the hotel to meet our Events Coordinator and have a good look at our events space: the Oval and Cumberland Suites and The Atholl restaurant. We can discuss possible wedding venue layouts and will then start to tailor-make your special event in Edinburgh. We will help with as much or as little of the organisation as you would like us to, which can include the stationery, flowers, car hire, wedding cake, photography, menus, drinks, music and entertainment. We can also throw in some one-off ideas to help make your day a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests.
Our Edinburgh boutique hotel has a portfolio of several options for photography before and after the wedding ceremony. The Howard has its own small garden, or alternatively, we would be delighted to whisk you to one of Scotland's famous landmarks - the Botanic Gardens, the Palace of Holyrood or Edinburgh Castle to use as a backdrop to your happiest moment.
The Howard is licenced to holdreligious and civil wedding ceremonies. These are conducted with great warmth and feeling in the Atholl, a spacious and light Georgian room overlooking Great King Street, in which the seating can be arranged to create an aisle.
The participants stand in front of the original marble fireplace, which has an inspiring mural above it by David Ramsay Hay, one of Scotland's most famous decorative painters of the 19th century.
Our Scotland wedding venue can seat up to 30 guests for a marriage ceremony in the Atholl. Should you require more than 30 guests, the Cumberland Suite can also be used for ceremonies.
The Oval and Cumberland suites are the perfect settings for your wedding breakfast. These events suites in Edinburgh are elegantly decorated with antique prints, beautiful cornice and elaborate crystal chandeliers.
Your wedding coordinator will help to advise you on the layout of the rooms. The Oval and Cumberland suites can accommodate up to 40 people, and the arrangements are flexible dependant on requirements.
Following on from your wedding breakfast, guests will be shown through to the Drawing Room while the Oval and Cumberland suites are re-set for the evening's entertainment.