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Riddle's Court

Riddle's Court

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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 2023' , 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

Top Rated Edinburgh Venue 2021

Top Rated City/Urban Venue 2021

Top Rated City/Urban Venue 2022

Top Rated City/Ubrban Venue 2023

Venue Type

  • Exclusive Use
  • Historical


  • City Urban
  • Unusual


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

Meet the Dream Maker

Taylah Egbers
Taylah Egbers
Events Manager
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 41 reviews
Alexandra Junginger
wedding on Sat, 22nd of July, 2023
We got married at Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh in July 2023 and had the best experience. From the very beginning, starting with our enquiry in January 2023, the planning process to the actual event happening, we couldn’t have been happier with both the venue and staff. Erin, Taylah and her team

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were very accommodating to our plans and wishes. On the day, we didn’t have to worry about a thing, everything went so smoothly. The location itself is simply gorgeous and perfectly suited for a small wedding. Along with the actual venue comes a beautiful apartment conveniently located within Riddle’s Court, which we were able to stay in the day before and after our wedding, and we loved it. We’d choose Riddle’s Court again, no doubt. It doesn’t get more “Edinburgh” in terms of location, style, and general feel really. It definitely is a (somewhat hidden) gem on the Royal Mile.

Review submitted on Sat, 11th of November, 2023
Ayda Arbak
wedding on Thu, 25th of May, 2023
From the moment we went to see the venue, the staff were incredibly helpful and they truly seemed happy to help us have the best wedding possible. Through out the preparation they helped us realise our vision for the wedding and they coordinated well with the other vendors we worked with. And on the

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day of the wedding, they were incredible in helping us and our guests.

The venue was decorated beautifully, and the staff was on top of everything we could ever need.

I think all of us left Riddle's Court knowing we couldn't have found a better place even if we tried. It was truly wonderful to have our wedding there alongside history and our guests.

Both me and my spouse will forever be grateful to have had our wedidng there.

Review submitted on Wed, 8th of November, 2023
Andrew Beattie
wedding on Fri, 22nd of September, 2023

From our initial conversations with Taylah and Erin, we have done nothing but praise Riddle's Court and the staff there.

Everything in the lead up to booking the venue and agreeing what we wanted for decoration was no trouble at all - even when we took our time.

The staff just

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want you to enjoy your day and they made it easy, and to be really honest....AWESOME!

We had a great wedding day. It was lovely and more than what we thought it could be.

And the lovely gift was such a nice touch too.

Riddle's Court is a perfect venue and if anyone is thinking of doing it....just book!

Andrew & Kerry

Review submitted on Wed, 8th of November, 2023
David Peirce
wedding on Tue, 18th of April, 2023
We had a wonderful elopement at Riddle's Court with a celebrant and bagpiper. The Riddle's Court staff were very helpful with our planning process and the venue itself is a magical place for any event. We loved the warm and spacious interior and the ancient courtyard.

We researched a lot of

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places in Edinburgh to host our wedding. We chose Riddle's Court because of its location, its history, and the quality of experience based on other online reviews. Our expectations were exceeded, and we were delighted. The Riddle's Court team helped us to have a day that we will remember forever.

Review submitted on Mon, 6th of November, 2023
Jasmine Ross
wedding on Mon, 20th of March, 2023
Great place! Everyone was so welcoming and made the day very special. We had a very small and intimate wedding and the venue was superb! The building and room had so much character and made amazing photos!

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
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Venue Hire Price
£800 - £5600


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