Riddle's Court

Riddle's Court

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£3800 - £4200
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Venue Overview

Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

Riddle’s Court offers an intimate and romantic setting for your wedding ceremony or special occasion. It truly is a unique venue for exceptional weddings.


Voted 'Edinburgh's Top Rated Venue 2020' , Riddle’s Court offers an intimate and romantic setting for your wedding celebration. It is just a short walk from both the Royal Mile Registry office and St Giles cathedral.

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 unique venue.

We offer varying sized rooms to suit your needs with the largest capable of hosting up to 60 seated guests.

You can also relax in our luxury honeymoon suite, the King's Chamber, where King James VI once hosted a royal banquet in the 1590s. 

In collaboration with you, your family and friends we will work hard to make your dream a reality.

You can take comfort in the knowledge that your entire celebration can take place under one roof, with potential to rent out our honeymoon suite within Riddle’s Court.

We work with trusted suppliers for a bespoke and professional service.


Riddle's Court has won the following WeddingDates Awards:

Top Rated Edinburgh Venue 2019

Top Rated Edinburgh Venue 2020

Top Rated City/Urban Venue 2020

Top Rated Exclusive Use Venue 2020

Venue Type

  • Exclusive Use
  • Historical


  • City Urban
  • Unusual


  • Asian Catering
  • Civil License
  • Fully Accessible
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Kosher Catering

Meet the Dream Maker

Roseanne Tye
Roseanne Tye
Events & Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 26 reviews
by Andrew & Vincenzo Piggott & Coppola
on Sat, 10th of July, 2021
Riddle's Court is an absolutely stunning venue, bursting with charm and character, and it is perfectly located in the centre of Edinburgh. We were so happy to find it, and it lived up to our every expectation. Gail and Roseanne were enormously helpful and kind throughout the whole process, with a

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brilliant eye for detail and a genuine passion for their work. We planned (and postponed) our wedding during the pandemic, but with each twist and turn in the tale they were patient, pragmatic and supportive.

Review submitted on Sun, 21st of November, 2021
by Alex Ashman
on Sat, 30th of October, 2021
Riddle's Court is an absolutely stunning venue! It was the perfect space for our 70 guests, and it was amazing to have the entire day take place all in one location. This included a wonderful ceremony in the Geddes room, our drinks reception in the Seton room, and our meal and evening entertainment

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in the library room. We also loved having the use of the King's Chamber apartment, which was luxuriously fitted out. We really lovely to stay in.
Overall, Riddle’s court is an incredibly beautiful historic building, right in the heart of Edinburgh's old town. We felt so lucky to have our wedding there, and were so impressed with everything about the venue.
The wedding day itself went incredibly smoothly. The team was fantastic, and ensured that everything flowed throughout the day in the background, so we didn’t have to worry about anything. The staff also accommodated special requests from us, (Orkney Cog, Arcade Machines, livestreams and photo booths to name a few), all lots of things that our guests really enjoyed. It was a wonderful day, and they helped make it so amazing. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it as a venue to other couples.

Review submitted on Tue, 16th of November, 2021
by Niki Vermeulen
on Fri, 29th of October, 2021
We had such a lovely day and Riddle's Court is an ideal location, also for a small wedding. It was just the two of us and the staff at Riddle's court were very professional, guiding us through the process from the start with care, atmosphere and humour, making it a memorable day with beautiful

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pictures. Highly recommended!

Review submitted on Mon, 15th of November, 2021
by Kerri LaBrash
on Sat, 2nd of October, 2021
Overall we had a wonderful wedding at Riddle’s Court. It was a rougher planning process than I had anticipated, but everything came together in the end, which is all that matters. Our guests loved the unique venue, and it felt just the right size for the 80 guests we had. The sneak peeks we’ve

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had from the photographer are PHENOMENAL, with the venue as backdrop. The staff on the night were fabulous, and you’d honestly sometimes forget they were even there. They were so good. Having the kings chamber was a cherry on top. It is so easy and convenient! For couples who want an intimate wedding, at a stunning venue, Riddle’s Court is the perfect place.

Review submitted on Tue, 9th of November, 2021
by Joyce McAree Miller
on Fri, 1st of October, 2021
Riddle's Court is amazing. The space, the staff and planning allowed us to take our own suppliers in with no hint of annoyance. Other venues could learn a thing or two from you. It is a perfect location, just off the royal mile and the inclusion of a beautiful apartment for two nights is fantastic.

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Being woken by the queen for the opening of the parliament was not ideal, but pretty funny. There was a bit of an issue with confusion of the apartment booking, but it was solved to our satisfaction, so thanks.
We would say that it will be much more relaxed once you go back to the one wedding per week, or at least have a day between events. Thankfully Mrs. Miller was on the case to clear our wedding leftovers, decorations etc. out of the way for the next parties event.
Everyone had a hoot: we ate, drank and were merry. Thanks Riddle's Court, you rock!

Review submitted on Fri, 5th of November, 2021

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
Per Person

Venue Hire Price
£3800 - £4200


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Top Rated Exclusive Use Wedding Venue 2020


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