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 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.

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
Events & Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 14 reviews
by Lisa Blain
on Sun, 15th of November, 2020
We recently had our wedding at Riddle's Court and we could not be happier.

We first saw the venue almost two years ago, being shown round by someone who was so enthusiastic about the venue that you could see the beauty and passion of this historic building. we instantly fell in love with the

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From the very first communication right up until today, the staff have been nothing short of amazing. They have been there every step of the way; answering every question with great care and detail, and since the COVID crisis, have been incredibly supportive. we had to change our wedding date, and then we lost our caterers, but even with furloughed staff they were there to quickly put our minds at ease and help us with not only new catering options, but also what our options were with each new restriction that was then announced.

We couldn't recommend this place enough.

The venue itself is beautiful, full of history and easily accessible, we didn't have to worry about how any of our guests would get there, or worry how our mobility impaired guests would get around; with great views over Edinburgh and a central location, it's a great choice. The lovely on-site apartment was perfect for that romantic place to stay and get ready in as well.

The day of the wedding was amazing; if anything had gone wrong behind scenes we would never have known. Riddle's Court looked stunning, and despite the day not being exactly as originally planned (thanks COVID), it was completly perfect. We didn't have to think about a single thing, the staff kept everything running on time, were able to help our guests, and in general helped us have a smooth and wonderful day.

We'd also like to mention both Gail and Roseanne from Riddle's Court, without whom the day would not have been the same. They were both there to help us in every way, always quick to respond, no question too small or too difficult.

In summary, if you are thinking of having your wedding here, go for it, you won't regret it.
by Nicola Hazelton
on Fri, 13th of November, 2020
When we first fell in love with Riddle's Court and chose it as our wedding venue, we had no idea that a global pandemic would get in the way of our plans. We chose Riddle's Court because we loved the beautiful and unique building, which was the perfect size for the intimate wedding we wanted.

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Unfortunately our original date in April had to be postponed, but Roseanne and the rest of the team were so incredibly helpful allowing us to rearrange it not once but twice as events unfolded. They kept in touch at every point, and went above and beyond to ensure our day in August was just as special and memorable as a 'normal' wedding - if not more so!

Due to restrictions, we had to scale back our attendees considerably, but Roseanne ensured all of our original guests were still able to attend our ceremony via Zoom, which she set up and managed on the day. My dad was even still able to give his Father of the Bride speech all the way from Gloucestershire! The team worked so hard to make sure the Library Room looked beautiful while keeping all of our in-person guests safe. We are so grateful for their flexibility and kindness - during the planning they definitely made a stressful, uncertain time much easier to manage and we felt we were in safe hands. Nothing was too difficult, and the day itself is one we will remember forever for all the right reasons.
by Rachel D
on Tue, 19th of May, 2020
Honestly everything about the venue was perfect and we can't rate the staff highly enough. Other venues we looked at had 'packages' and a slight pressure to have the wedding a certain way. With Riddles Court we were able to have the small wedding we wanted and it was perfect. Roseanne was really

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communicative and quick to reply to any queries Josh and had. Roseanne and team set up everything and communicated with our vendors which made the final two weeks before the wedding surprisingly relaxing! Everything was set up and looking beautiful. The building is already a stunning venue but they did an amazing job setting up and moving the chairs downstairs for the dinner.
by Laura R
on Tue, 19th of May, 2020
If you want something a bit different but very Scottish then this is the place. Such a gorgeous hidden venue and so close to the castle and the Royal Mile. It was exactly what we had imagined and it doesn’t need a lot of decor or flowers as the venue speaks for itself. The team accommodated all

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our needs, we had a lot of kids and they were amazing with them. They were there on hand should we have had any questions and were very organised. Made the day flow so easily! We had an amazing day, as did all our family and friends. Nothing was too much bother and our photographs of the day just show how gorgeous the venue is and how lovely it looked on the day. Everyone was talking about it and how they had never been before and how amazing it all was.

We got married less than a week before lockdown when things were starting to happen with Covid-19. Obviously we were glad we didn’t have to cancel but the team out measures in place even then, constantly cleaning (very discreetly I may add) wearing gloves and just a quick mention to our guests as they arrived about the importance of hand washing etc. I’m so sorry for all the couples having to cancel their weddings at this time but rest assured when your big day comes around at this amazing venue you won’t be disappointed and all the reason to celebrate more.
by V L
on Sun, 9th of February, 2020
Riddle's Court is just a lovely venue for a wedding, and Louise and the rest of the team were fantastic on the day as well as beforehand. The building has an amazing Old Town Edinburgh atmosphere, with its size making it cosy and welcoming, but features like the painted ceiling and the chandeliers

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bringing some magic. The on-site apartment is absolutely great for getting ready (you can see the guests arrive in the courtyard which is fun!) and both stylish and convenient for the wedding night. We can't recommend Riddle's Court enough!

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